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  • What benefits do I get regarding the cost of application forms of the chosen colleges?
    You get the facility of availing the application forms at 20% to 50% discounted rates.
  • Is the Edushiksha Common Application Form authorized by B Schools?
    Yes, the Common Application Form of Edushiksha is authorized and accepted by respective B- Schools across India. Applying through Edushiksha is same as using other B-Schools Application forms.
  • How does Edushiksha work?
    Edushiksha is an ecosystem which contains a wide network of MBA experts who will evaluate your profile, your entrance score and guide you for admission to the top B-Schools across India. You may follow the following steps:
    a. Fill Common Application Form (CAF):
    Browse from the list of the colleges you wish to apply to.
    b. Personalized B-School Counselling:
    The filled CAF will be sent to an expert MBA Counsellor who will select the right MBA College for you.
    c. Select College & Make Payment:
    Select from the list of MBA colleges & make the application form payment.
    d. Get GD/PI Updates:
    Edushiksha sends your application form to the selected MBA colleges and processes the GD/PI.
  • What Is Edushikshaguide.com?
    Edushiksha is the leading online MBA portal where you get the facility to apply to multiple colleges using a single Common Application Form (CAF). It is a tool that will help you to make your application process easier and save money.
  • Registration Process
    1. Do I need to register in Edushikshaguide.com to apply for B-Schools?
    Yes, you need to register at Edushikshaguide.com to apply or to download any materials or resources.
    2. I have forgotten my password, What should I do?
    You can reset your password by clicking on the “forgot password” link on the login/registration page. You will be asked for your registered Email Id. If your Email id is valid, then we will send you the link to reset your password on the same E-mail id.
    FILLING OUR COMMON APPLICATION FORM (CAF)
    1. Do I need to register or login to fill the form?
    Yes, you need to first register on our site to fill the Application Form.
    2. Can I edit the details filled in CAF & download it?
    Yes, you can edit your details as you will be allotted your individual Dashboard and there is a facility of downloading and printing your Application Form as well.
    3. What are the requirements for filling the application form?
    You need to have information on basic details, your qualifications & marks and your exam details. Also, make sure you have a soft copy of your passport size photograph to upload as well. (You can upload the photo after submitting the application as well). You can upload your certificates as well as required documents.
    4. Do I need to fill the application form every time I apply to a college?
    No, once you have filled our Common Application Form (CAF) there is no need to fill the individual forms of respective B-Schools. When you submit your first application, we save your details. If you want to apply to more colleges, your details will be preloaded in the application form. You can modify details if needed and complete your second application in two minutes.
  • Payment Related
    1. How will I make the payment?
    You can pay using any one of the payment options mentioned below:
    1. Pay using credit cards
    2. Pay using debit cards
    3. Net Banking
    4. Cash deposit at bank
    5. Cheque deposit at Bank
    2. Money has been deducted from my card/bank account, but my application has not been submitted. Why?
    This may happen due to a technical failure at the Bank or Payment Gateway's end. Do not worry as payment on Edushikshaguide.com is safe and secure. Your money will be automatically refunded within 7 to 10 working days in such situations. If you face any issues with the refund, then just drop an email to info@edushikshaguide.com mentioning your details (e-mail Id, mobile number) or give a call to the contact numbers mentioned on our site.
    3. My payment failed. What should I do now?
    In case your payment didn't process, you may have to pay the application fee again to submit the form. Rest assured, you don’t have to fill the form again. Your form details are saved and will be pre-filled once you login.
    4.How do I pay through the cheque deposit/ cash deposit payment option?
    After submitting your application & generating the transaction ID, drop the Cheque / Cash for our account number. The account details are:-Account Name: Edushiksha Guide & HDFC Bank Account Number: 50200023767035. Once we receive your payment, we will update your payment details and your application will be sent to the respective colleges. You will receive an alert once the payment is received.
    5. Can I cancel my applications after making the payment? Will I get a refund of money?
    No. Once your application has been sent to the applied colleges, you will not be able to cancel the application form.
  • What Is an MBA?
    MBA stands for Master of Business Administration.

    Many students slog for entrance exams, crack them, go through the GD-PI drills, and finally even manage to get into a good B-School, without having any clue whatsoever about what to expect from the next two years of their lives. Of course, they know what they’ll get two years hence – a nice little job from a massive conglomerate, and a big fat paycheck.
    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) course was introduced in the late 19th century as the USA took its steps towards high-level industrialization and companies sought out scientific approaches to management. Gradually, the course has gained immense popularity the world over, and now attracts a fantastic number of experienced professionals as well as fresher’s from a wide range of academic disciplines.
    The core courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. Students in MBA programs have the option of taking general business courses throughout the program or can select an area of concentration, though many institutes (especially in India) offer their own specialized courses, which means that the institute itself chooses the specializations for students.
    What will I gain from doing an MBA?
    • The Benefits Of An MBA Degree: More Than Just Money
    • An MBA Degree Lets You Work In The Industry You Want
    • An MBA Degree Gives You Knowledge That Helps With Almost Everything
    • You'll Meet Interesting, Helpful People As You Pursue Your MBA Degree
    As you pursue your MBA degree, the people you meet can be as important as the skills you gain and the knowledge you learn -- maybe even more important!

    Who should do an MBA?

    1. People with a Plan
    Business school isn’t for the clueless; it isn’t meant to be a two-year placeholder in your middle or late 20s. Business schools look for people with a career plan that includes a legitimate need for an MBA—so even though it’s okay to go to B-school without being sure what you want to do with your life, you should think about possible career goals, and whether attainment of them would be made easier with an MBA, before applying.
    2. Leaders and would-Be Leaders
    The MBA is not essential for a leadership role in business—plenty of top executives got where they are by moving up through the ranks—but business school can be a great weigh station on the road to a leadership oriented career.
    By the time you graduate, you’d have spent thousands of hours in class or on group projects reading about, thinking about, and talking about a wide variety of businesses. As a result, you’ll be better equipped than ever to make high-level business decisions.
    And you’ll probably spend some time studying “softer,” people-focused coursework and projects, which will give you tools that will help you manage people in the pursuit of business goals.
    3. Career Changers
    In business school, you’ll get a chance to think through a wide range of business problems in a wide range of industries. You’ll gain the skills needed to perform a variety of specific job functions. Having an MBA can make you attractive to a range of employers no matter what industry you worked in before B-school.
    Who is eligible for this program?
    The basic Qualification/Criteria to do 2 years full time MBA course is: You need to have passed out graduation from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% for general category and 45% for reserved category. You may also apply for MBA entrance exam in case you have appeared for final year graduation exams, however need to submit documents later to satisfy the above criteria. After MBA entrance exam you need to undergo through Group discussion (GD) and Personal interview. (PI) Based on your final score (percentile) you may then apply for MBA admission to different colleges accordingly.
    Also, the money paid will not be refunded.

  • Who should do an MBA?
    1. People with a Plan
    Business school isn’t for the clueless; it isn’t meant to be a two-year placeholder in your middle or late 20s. Business schools look for people with a career plan that includes a legitimate need for an MBA—so even though it’s okay to go to B-school without being sure what you want to do with your life, you should think about possible career goals, and whether attainment of them would be made easier with an MBA, before applying.
    2. Leaders and would-Be Leaders
    The MBA is not essential for a leadership role in business—plenty of top executives got where they are by moving up through the ranks—but business school can be a great weigh station on the road to a leadership oriented career.
    By the time you graduate, you’d have spent thousands of hours in class or on group projects reading about, thinking about, and talking about a wide variety of businesses. As a result, you’ll be better equipped than ever to make high-level business decisions.
    And you’ll probably spend some time studying “softer,” people-focused coursework and projects, which will give you tools that will help you manage people in the pursuit of business goals.
    3. Career Changers
    In business school, you’ll get a chance to think through a wide range of business problems in a wide range of industries. You’ll gain the skills needed to perform a variety of specific job functions. Having an MBA can make you attractive to a range of employers no matter what industry you worked in before B-school.
    Who is eligible for this program?
    The basic Qualification/Criteria to do 2 years full time MBA course is: You need to have passed out graduation from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% for general category and 45% for reserved category. You may also apply for MBA entrance exam in case you have appeared for final year graduation exams, however need to submit documents later to satisfy the above criteria. After MBA entrance exam you need to undergo through Group discussion (GD) and Personal interview. (PI) Based on your final score (percentile) you may then apply for MBA admission to different colleges accordingly.
    Also, the money paid will not be refunded.
  • PI FAQs The questions in your Personal Interview can be both generalised or specific. Questions are more or less simple and broad, how you answer them is very important.
    1. Tell us about yourself
    a. This question should not be answered by telling your bio-data .It is already available in the form you filled up. Repeating the same will be a waste of time creating a bad impression.
    b. Do not speak something stereotyped or something which appears having been practiced before the mirror number of times.
    c. You could narrate some incident highlighting your personality but be brief.
    d. You could also answer like - Apart from the details in the form submitted, I am a quick learner and learn from mistakes. I believe in human values, a sharp and clear vision of life. I am confident enough that the various levels of learning that I have had till now and will have in this Institute will help me to bring out the finest of me which will enhance my competence, aptitude and skills.
    2. Why do you like your city?
    a. Give the positive points of your city – as – it is large or small; it has so and so monuments; good picnic places; people are peaceful and loving; lesser crime; you were born there; famous products; Socio-economic activities – traditional and modern; cost of living; think of some memorable events etc.
    b. How to present the negative points – like frequent power shutdowns, bad or congested roads, uncivilised behaviour of some of the people even if there should be placed in such a manner that the future appears good enough and past has been worth appreciating except the time in between which may be termed as a transition phase.
    c. Suppose you hail from Agra – Historical and Famous city, Taj Mahal on the bank of Yamuna river, Fatehpur Sikri, and other monuments are situated. Attracts tourists, Tourism as an industry there, good earning to government as well as to the people. Handicraft goods, Petha, Dalmoth, shoes are famous. Good education centre, regular development to decongest the roads, People are loving and living in harmony, Cost of living is less than in Metros, Quality of food available at a reasonable price, Less criminal city than other ones. Great personalities like Ghalib, Babu Gulab Rai, etc. Lived there. Also tell something which you think the interview board members may not be aware of – like- The first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad studied at Agra, Since Agra has been declared Taj Trapezium zone – uninterrupted power supply has been ordered by Hon’ble Supreme Court; More greenery is being ensured surrounding the city, the city is well connected by rail, road and quite close to the capital of India. A lower middle class family can happily live there.
    Need of the city – An International airport is required, why? Tourists coming from all over the world have to come to Delhi and reach Agra either by road or by Train. Lot of time wasted. Airport will help to give a boost to tourism industry . Present inflow of tourists (National and international) appx. 30 to 40 lacs per year. Peak season is from October to March.
    d. Please ensure you must know each and everything you speak about your city as it might generate more questions out of the answer presented by you.
    3. Are you feeling nervous?
    a. Depends upon you. If you are perspiring and nervousness is getting reflected on your face how can you deny? If you are facing the interview for the first time – you can submit-‘ Yes sir, since it is the first time I was getting a little apprehensive. But entering the room I am feeling better and am al right now.’ If you feel the environment extra warm you can convey ‘ I am sweating as it is rather warm over here.’
    b. If you are confident enough-still – be submissive to the question- No sir, I look forward to a good session of learning.
    4. Tell us about some great personality of your city (Live or dead).
    a. When you come before the interview board, it is expected that you must have prepared well about your surroundings. Every city, town, village has some story to tell. They are not only great people in your city but the products, places of interest etc. Anything related to your city must be known to you.
    b. If the city is historical one – you may contact Archeological Survey of India office-they can provide you lot of information on it. Buy a detailed map of your city and state, go through the important details of it. It will be helpful to answer the questions like this as it is not necessary that the question is on great personality it may be on anything related to it.
    c. Please ensure that you are able to answer the contribution made by such personalities to the society, city, state, nation.
    d. If you do not know much about such personalities or any particular person, please do not try to bluff the interviewers. Instead say politely that you do not know much about him/them except... (say whatever you know) If you know nothing please admit that too. Be straight
    5.Who decides your dress code? How did you decide on today’s dress?
    a. If you decide your dresses on all the events and occasions, say so. You may expect more questions on it –How and why. So be clear about it – You liked it on your own, your parents or friends suggested it etc. The dresses for interview etc. are formal one and according to the season- you might be wearing a suit, shirt-pants with tie or so. All the details on color choice etc. should be clearly presented.
    b. If someone else decides your dresses and that day’s dress is also decided by that person- be clear with logic- why the particular dress was selected.
    6. What are the other examinations you have appeared in/ qualified?
    a. If you appeared in other examination tell the interviewers. If you have qualified anyone/more than one, there is no harm telling them. You should however, be ready to face one or two more questions on it like – why did you appear in other examination, were you not confident enough to clear it etc. - So it is always good to have more choices, although you would prefer the particular Institute.
    b. If you appeared this examination only – you may again expect more questions like-why didn’t you appear in more examinations. The question of a. might be the answer of this question – As I was confident enough to qualify this examination, I didn’t appear in other one.
    7.Why do you want to pursue MBA after graduation in Engg./ Medical/paramedical/arts & literature/ commerce etc.
    a. Since your decision to join MBA has been taken after lot of discussion and information shared among you, your family and friends- you can be categorical in stating that the decision is taken after a careful thought. You would be able to do job better with enhanced knowledge and skills.
    Managerial role requires other skills apart from your technical knowledge so it will be the right decision.
    b. Beware of being a tall talk, asking for trouble, on the question.
    8. What are your hobbies and interests?
    a. The hobbies that you filled up in the form should be clarified. If your hobby is music- you must know number of things about it – like events, instruments, personalities, various parts anything. You could be asked – Pt. Ravishanker has recently gone for his heavenly abode – Awards won, the instrument he played, where was he born, where did he die, his family members, achievements etc. You must also be aware about the instrument you play and the environmental details of the same .
    b. If you are in the job-you may be asked the question –how do you get time to practice, what inspires you, how did you get to this hobby. You may present the things straight. If there is anything you don’t want to tell, you may hide it but don’t bluff to hide something.
    c. Even if other hobbies and interests, apart from one, are there like – reading books, trekking, travelling, playing with toys etc. Anything can be your hobby but you must know as many things as possible related to it.
    9. How did you prepare for the entrance examination? Was it a self-preparation or you joined some Coaching Institute ? Which one and why? What would you recommend for future aspirants?
    a. If you prepared on your own without the help and guidance of any mentor or any coaching – tell the board.
    b. In case you prepared with the guidance of some reputed coaching Institute e.g. answer could be like – Sir, I made all out efforts to prepare on my own but since I am an Engineering graduate, Verbal Ability was my weak link and most of the fundamentals of quant. were difficult to remember, I found it appropriate and quite cost effective to go for comprehensive online classes along with other study material provided by them. It has been quite helpful for me.
    c. You could without hesitation recommend your preferred coaching institute – like – Sir, time is precious. Since understanding the concept and clues is difficult and more time consuming, spending lot of money is also an issue, The aspirant has more time to solve the practice questions.
    10. Which B-school do you want to join as you have received the call from other ones also?
    a. Apart from this one you have received the call from other institutes also and you have filled this information in the form as well. You can be straight on this point. It is always good to have choice. You, if asked, may convey the given option where would you like to go.
    b. If you think that it will be difficult for you to enter the other Institute, tell the interviewers that you would prefer the present one. However, have some positive points on the same else it will appear misleading. Besides you can clarify that you would have joined the other institute but given the high percentile requirement or so, you would prefer joining the present one.
    Better to let the board know what you think.
    11.Tell us about your dream Institute.
    a. You might have IIM(A), IIM(B), IIM(C), IIM(L), XLRI (Any of them) as your dream institute. If you find you have got that much of percentile, GD equally good you may submit – Sir, given the opportunity I would like to study at IIM(A) or whatever is your dream Institute. This will call for more questions like – why? – you must be aware of the dream Institute – campus study environment, you know the seniors who have appreciated it, More renowned, Older one, better opportunities etc.
    b. If you find you can’t make to your dream Institute tell them about it adding that you prepared hard and would like to study harder in the present institute instead of preparing again for the dream institute.

  • SERVICES OF Edushiksha
    • Common Application Form Easy one-step application process to multiple MBA colleges via a single online application form, thus saving time as well as money.
    • Personalized B-School counseling Students get personalized B-School counseling by expert MBA Counselors.
    o Paid Personalized Counseling
    o Free Personalized Counseling
    • B-School Admission Easy processing of GD/PI application- simple and hassle-free admission procedure
    • Scholarships Helping students gain the benefit of best scholarships offered by B-Schools by identifying and shortlisting scholarship opportunities.
    • GD/PI Assistance
    o GD/PI at preferred location
    o GD/PI via Skype
    o Telephonic interview
    • Senior Students’ Guidance Facilitating connection with current final year students of various B-Schools, thereby enabling them to gain crucial insights.
    • MBA Test Preparation Materials Free, downloadable solved CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT papers of previous years.
    Refund & Cancellation
    Refund of Fees will be admissible only if the candidate has submitted his/her application for admission complete in all respect with all required certificates and documents but is declared ineligible for not fulfilling the eligibility conditions as per rules and regulations of EdushikshaGuide. The fee paid by such candidate will be refunded through e–mail to the Credit Card account within 30 days from the date of application received through Website.
    The fee remitted by the applicant shall not be refunded for any of the following reason:
    a) In case the admission of the candidate is not finalized due to non- payment of fee / dues and other charges or a part thereof within the prescribed date.
    b) In case the applicant has not submitted the required Certificate / Statement of Mark Sheet/Degree for verification / Migration Certificate in original or other certificates, etc. submitted by him/her are found bogus or forged.
    c) If, after being admitted, a candidate does not want to continue his / her studies on account of his / her any personal reason or if the candidature of a student is cancelled as a fee defaulter or for non-submission of documents etc. or the student does not appear in the examination, the fee paid by him/her shall neither be refunded nor adjusted in any case against the next session even if he / she seek readmission of the course.
  • Is AICTE approval mandatory for an Institution offering MBA?
    Although MBA is given by a UGC recognized University, in most cases a student pursues his or her MBA from an affiliating college. It is necessary for the college to have an AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approval for the MBA course.
  • What is PGDM? Why there is a difference between MBA & PGDM?
    PGDM stands for Post Graduate Diploma in Management which is not necessarily offered by an University either State, Central or Deemed. As per the rules in the book, in India till date only Universities have the authority to offer degrees, autonomous bodies which includes even the IIMs & XLRIs can’t give degrees they can only offer diploma courses.

    To keep it simple, MBA is given by an University while PGDM is a non university course either offered by an autonomous Institute or by an Institute approved by AICTE.
  • Is UGC or AICTE approval mandatory for PGDM?
    Since PGDM is a non university course there is no question of UGC approval, hence it is not mandatory to have UGC approval. For a PGDM an AICTE approval is mandatory and a must.
  • Who are eligible to do MBA or PGDM?
    Only graduates with an aggregate percentage of 50 or above are eligible to pursue MBA or PGDM. However reserved classes (SC, ST or OBC) may have 45% as an eligibility depending on the University or the Institute.