Why Essay Writing (WAT) is important in the MBA Entrance Exams?

In an Interview conducted by Jagranjosh.com, Alok Bansal, Director IMS (Delhi Region) talks about why MBA Essays are important for admission in top B-schools.

Created On: Feb 22, 2017 11:50 IST

In an Interview conducted by Jagranjosh.com, Alok Bansal, Director IMS (Delhi Region) talks about Why MBA Essays are important.

Key points Discussed in the Video:

  1. Why Essays are important in the MBA Entrance Exams?


  • Some Students who participate in the GD (Group Discussion) overpower the other students while expressing their thoughts
  • Although, the dormant students possess content required to speak in GD, but poor oratory skills inhibit their performance
  • Students, these days are increasingly getting coached by professional Experts to speak in GDs
  • Hence, GD became a challenging exercise for the Evaluator to analyze the true colors of the students.

Inference: Group Discussion turned out to be a superficial exercise for evaluating potential students.

Most important WAT Topics of 2016-17 for MBA Admissions


  • Essay Writing should be given to students in MBA Entrance

MBA Essay Writing/WAT is important because:

  • It helps in judging the quality of the content possessed by the candidate
  • An essay is an introspection of your own thoughts and opinions over an issue
  • Supports in understanding your inference/conclusion upon an issues
  • It provides a platform to showcase your thoughts in an elaborate manner

Which is tough to crack: CAT Exam or GD/PI/WAT round

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