As the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to the coveted IIMs draws near, a question that is faced by many working aspirants is whether they should quit their jobs to focus exclusively on the CAT. Let’s examine both the angles of the debate.
Does work experience really matter?
- In a typical scenario, aspirants who are working have some advantages over people still in college or people who are not working after college. They are gaining valuable work experience which helps them become more mature. This helps in cracking the CAT, as it requires mental maturity in addition to comfort with the subjects it tests
- The work experience is also counted towards their application to various B-schools as a fairly important component. Additionally, an often…