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1 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. IIM Form-filling

2 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Aw, whatthehell!! Where is the time to fill the form? I shall do it tomorrow! I shall do it the day before the deadline! Why do they ask such funny questions? What do they expect from me – a brutally honest answer or a diplomatic one!

3 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Preparation Analyze & fully understand the question(s) Read between the lines! Develop & build clarity Career goals Alternate goals, if any Why MBA? If not MBA, then what? Strengths & Weaknesses, Achievements & Failures, Team Skills, Interpersonal Problems, Ethical Dilemmas Why ‘x’ B-School?

4 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Steps in writing SoP 1. Get your ideas in place 2. At first, write the essay without worrying about the length 3. Proof-read 3. Review what can be dropped without losing clarity & value 4. Rewrite to abridge but to keep the essence 5. Solicit comments from friends / teachers 6. Discuss comments & revise + rewrite as needed. 7. Go to step 5 again till you have an acceptable essay that fits into the space allocated to it! 8. At least 2-3 drafts may be needed to get an OK one!

5 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Do’s and Don’ts Simple language, short sentences Avoid flowery language / quotes Be Honest Prepare to answer likely follow-up questions – why? ‘Very old’ achievements under extra-curricular activities may be omitted unless these are spectacular. Do not try to hide ‘gap’ year, if any; having one is not going to disqualify you!

6 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Use photocopy of the form for draft answers Use space provided for filling-in the answer Space given for answering should be used evenly Structure your answers Give specific answers rather than generic ones Give answers that you can justify Do not copy answers from friends / relatives No overwriting or cuttings in the form please Do’s and Don’ts

7 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Common errors students make Not reading Instructions before filling up the form ‘Over-writings’ in the form ‘Missing’ Details ‘Incorrect’ Interpretation of the Question Not ‘cross-checking’ the form before sending Not retaining photocopy of application form Asking friend / relative to fill-up the form

8 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Specific Questions

9 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. IIMA ● Describe your present / last job, responsibilities, achievements, & failures. ● Briefly describe one significant incident on the job where you were involved. ● Briefly describe an incident or situation in which you faced a problem, explaining its nature, its importance to you and the manner in which you dealt with it.

10 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Please describe the strengths and weaknesses that you have identified in your academic career so far. OR Please describe the strengths and weaknesses with reference to pursuing to a career in management. What would interest you most as a career and / or further education if you were not to pursue / take up management education now. IIMA

11 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. Career Goals ( 30% of the page ) IIMC

12 T.I.M.E.T.I.M.E. Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. ► Describe briefly your recent job responsibilities. State the knowledge and skills you have acquired from this experience. ► Why do you wish to go for management? ► What alternate careers are you considering & why? ► Describe strengths & weaknesses as identified by you. IIM-I & -K


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