The PGDBA 2021 program is a highly sought-after and fast growing program that is helmed by 3 illustrious institutions: IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata. It is a program that targets the fast growing field of data science and analysis.
The program has been designed to give a holistic idea of the field of business analytics and data science along with industry experience in the form of the 6 month long internship. The course design is one of the reasons that the program has grown to the extent that it has.
The PGDBA 2021 Exam registration has been extended till 10th May 2021 and the Exam date will be announced in due course. The entire registration process will be conducted online and the registration form is available on IIM Calcutta website.Read more
The most important dates that each aspirant has to keep in mind for the PGDBA 2021 Exam are:
In order to be eligible for this two-year master's program in business analytics, students need to appear for the PGDBA 2021 exam. To register for the exam, a student should suffice the below mentioned eligibility criteria:
The PGDBA exam comprises four major sections and a total of 50 questions. The total time duration of the paper is 180 minutes I.e 3 hours. There is no individual time limit for any section. Here is the explained examination pattern of PGDBA 2021.
|Section||Total number of questions||Marking Scheme|
|Data Interpretation and Data Visualization||5||+3/-1|
In short, PGDBA 2021 Exam pattern comprises of the following components:
PGDBA 2021 is similar to any other management entrance I.e CAT, XAT, NMAT etc. There are four major sections in the PGDBA exam from which the majority of the questions are asked. Here is an overview of the mandatory topics of PGDBA 2021 syllabus which a student needs to perfect to score well in the examination:
|Verbal Ability||Quantitative Skills||Logical Reasoning||Data Interpretation and Visualization|
Grammar Sentence Correction Parajumbles
Simple Interest/Compound Interest
Profit and loss
Permutations and Combinations
Matrices and Determinants
|Blood Relations Coding Decoding Directions Clocks and Calendars Seating Arrangement Statements and Conclusions Matching Sequences||Line/Bar Graphs Venn Diagrams Line/Bar Charts Data Driven questions|
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The PGDBA Application form window is active being between 1st April 2021 (4PM) and 10th May 2021. The basic details that the candidates need to input while registering themselves for the PGDBA Exam are:
The candidates will also be required to verify their mobile number through an OTP. Following the registration, the candidates will have to fill in the complete application form in order to complete their full registration for the PGDBA Exam.
The major details that the candidates have to fill in the application form are:
There is only one step left after the candidate fills the application form completely. This step is the payment of the application fee which can be done online.
The first step towards preparation begins from understanding the exam pattern. Refer to the previous exam pattern from 2016-20 which are available over the internet in order to get an insight into the structure of the paper and prepare accordingly. PGDBA preparation is based on gaining mastery over one section rather than devising a preparation strategy. The focus should always be on the quantitative ability section, since it is the dominating section of the paper.
If you investigate the official syllabus of the QA section, it covers almost all the topics of 11 and 12th std mathematics. The difference between CAT (Common Admission Test) and PGDBA is that CAT tests your ability based on 8-10th std mathematical concepts whereas PGDBA focuses on higher level maths with questions asked from the NCERT books. The pattern of PGDBA will help you understand how to cover the portion of Quantitative Ability first and then move on to the other segments.
let's see important topics that one must have command on to clear this exam tabulated below
|Quadratic Equations||basic graph, roots relationship with co-efficient and finding the common root of given two Quadratic equations and the reverse of it.|
|Height and Distance||(Keeping in view of 3-D H-D problems and knowing trigonometric value multiple and sub-multiple angles angles)|
|Graphs||(Plotting standard curves and conversion graphs and finding its range or continuing in given range)|
|Series||Simple summation of series AP, GP, AGP, HP|
|Limits||Â L'Hospital rule|
|Sets and Function||(Basic properties of union, intersection and complement of sets. Number of subsets, Relations, Range, domain of given function)|
|Binomial||(Basic concept of binomial, term independent of x,|
|Basic Geometry||(Syllabus of CAT)|
|Calculus||(Differentiation of function, differentiability of function, Maxima and minima thorough differentiation, Application of Integration|
|Complex number||(Nth root of unity and cube root of unity)|
|Conic section||Circle, parabola, ellipse, hyperbola|
|Coordinate Geometry||Distance formula, section formula, radius of circle when 3 noncollinear points are given. circumcenter
Finding the common tangent between a pair of circles.
|Probability and combination||Syllabus of CAT and specially the concept of (n+r-1)/C(r-1)|
|Trigonometric||Formulae of Multiple and sub-multiple angles, simplification of various trigonometric series|
|Matrices||Basic Properties, determinants, minors, transpose of matrices|
The topics in the PGDBA 2021 Exam are going to be the same as the CAT Syllabus which basically means Maths up to Class 10.The above topics require extra attention as they form the majority of questions in the quantitative ability section.
The Verbal Ability section in the PGDBA 2021 Exam includes two major topics:
This means that the syllabus for the Verbal Ability section in the PGDBA 2020 Exam is like the CAT 2019 Exam. In terms of the difficulty of the section, it can vary across the years. The PGDBA 2019 Exam had a moderate Verbal Ability section with the Reading Comprehension questions being slightly difficult while the other questions were moderate.
RC should be the second most important point of focus of the candidate, after QA. RC passages are always based on a centralized idea. The centralized idea has three components, namely
As you begin to read the passage, determine the centralized idea. That would help you answer the big purpose of the author behind writing this passage. Recognizing these three components is very crucial for answers.
The Data Interpretation and Data Visualization section of PGDBA is quite like the CAT 2019 Data Interpretation section. In the PGDBA 2019 paper, it consisted of 2 sets of questions where a bar graph and a table were given because of which, the questions were meant to be answered.
It is one of the most challenging parts of the test paper, in keeping with quantitative aptitude. DI and DV questions are clubbed together in the section. If you aim to attempt this section 2020 with high accuracy, you should keep a few things in your mind
Sometimes a lot of DI questions require logical thinking and it becomes confusing to differentiate between data interpretation and data visualization questions, but that calls for a separate explanation.
The syllabus for LR consisted of Logical connectives, Statements and Conclusions, Matching and sequences. The Logical Reasoning section can be asked in the form of individual questions or as a set of 5 questions. It was PGDBA 2019 which bucked the trend by having a set of 5 questions rather than individual questions. Practicing thoroughly for this section is the only key to ace this section.
Here are some helpful tips to prepare for logical reasoning:
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Mock tests are the final and the most critical step. It is sporadic for any candidate to perform up to their potential in the Entrance Exams because the time limit ensures that they must solve the problem in a reasonable amount of time. Due to this reason, the PGDBA Preparation must include timed Mock practices as well. It is never a good idea to ignore practicing mocks as it can affect your overall performance. Earmarking 1-2 mocks per week will give you an idea about the entire test-giving experience.
This basic concept applies to the PGDBA Exam as well. Practicing Mocks is an essential part of ensuring that the knowledge gained during the preparation is adequately applied in the exam.
It is important to have an idea about the PGDBA Course while one is preparing for the PGDBA 2021 Exam. The PGDBA Course is a business analytics course held by IIM Calcutta, ISI Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur. The objective of the PGDBA Course is to train the students to become business analytics professionals who will be employable in the industry.
During the PGDBA Course, the students will be trained in various aspects of the analytics domain so that they get a holistic view of the domain. They will be trained in the technical aspects of analytics while they are studying in ISI Kolkata, the language and the technological aspects in IIT Kharagpur and the business implementation of analytics in IIM Calcutta.
Apart from the analytics aspects, the students will also be given a brief idea about all the different management functions (Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations) during the PGDBA Course. This will allow them to work in any function of any organization.
The PGDBA Course is a relatively new program which has captured the attention of several of the MBA aspirants. One of the most significant pieces of information that every potential aspirant will be looking at will be the PGDBA Placements. Being helped by prestigious institutions like IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata (one of which is a statistics-based institution), the PGDBA Placements should be well vetted. This article talks about the PGDBA Placements and how the PGDBA Course could help you in your career.
One of the most significant factors that candidates consider when deciding on a college is the placements that the college offers. This is an area of strength for the PGDBA Course since it is backed by 3 of the most prestigious colleges in India, namely: IIM Calcutta, ISI Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur. Despite being a new program, the PGDBA Course has been able to show strong growth in their placement figures which makes it an attractive prospect for any candidate who is looking to enter the business analytics domain.
The internship placement records for the batch of 2018-20 and final placements for the batch of 2018-20is given in the table below:
|Batch||Internship Placement (Rs. per month)||Final Placement (LPA)|
|Maximum Stipend||Average Stipend||Median Stipend||Maximum CTC||Average CTC||Median CTC|
In terms of the sectors which were hiring during the PGDBA Placements, the major contributor was the BFSI sector but the Retail sector was not far behind. This should not come as a surprise because these sectors have a huge amount of data and could definitely benefit from the insights derived from data analytics. Some of the biggest companies that recruited for the PGDBA Placements are:
This is a testament of the companies which recruit from IIM Calcutta and students of the PGDBA Course can be safe in the knowledge that a sharp drop in the quality of companies recruiting is highly unlikely. In fact, the caliber of companies who have visited the IIM Calcutta campus for the PGDBA Placements has only increased in recent times. More details of the PGDBA Placements are available on the IIM Calcutta website in the PGDBA Placements Brochure.