While cracking the top management entrance test is important, real success requires more qualities, writes Anil Sachdev Founder & CEO, SOIL
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a good measure of analytical and verbal abilities of a candidate. The computer-based test, used by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for selecting students for their business administration courses, helps to identify those who have the capacity to solve problems to a certain extent. However, though useful, the test has serious limitations. We know that creativity is a critical aspect of problem solving and that it is not measured by CAT or even GMAT (the Graduate Management Admission Test), which assesses analytical writing, verbal and a quantitative skills.