mMBA A2Z / Std / Fast Track 2011

 

Introduction: mMBA 2011 is designed with new concepts of rolling batches where a student can enter into a batch at any point of time with some standard constraints. The structure will have various modules like previous years with some changes to meet the rolling concept. Read the following points carefully to understand the new structure:

 

·          Each session is of 90 minutes duration.

·          Nomenclature of subjects is changed as follows:

o         “Quantitative Aptitude” previously known as MA

o         “Verbal Ability” previously known as VCA

o         “DI and LR” previously known as IRA

o         PD will be same

·          Nomenclature of courseware is also changed as follows:

o         Reference Books (Previously Concept Set)

o         ST will be called as Self Section Test (SST).

o         PST will be called as Class Section Test (CST).

o         Concepts, Word list, Word Miscellany, FLT, NATCAT, Builder and Teaser will remain same.

·          The macro structure is similar to previous year i.e. Thrust module will be followed by Accelerate, Propel, mSuccess and CCA/CGB module.

·          Each Module is a rolling module i.e. each module is a set of ‘n’ weeks. Each week will have a certain learning objective independent to other weeks. Students will be admitted in a module at the start of any week. After completing n weeks he will be shifted to next modules. Let’s say a module is having 10 week structure. A student who will join the module in week 1 will end at week 10, a student joining in week 2 will study till week 10 and leave the module after week 1, a student who will join in week 5 will study week 5, week 6 , 7, .. , 10, 1 ,2.. , week 4 and will be shifted to next module after week 4.

·          PD sessions and SAT will be planned every alternate Sundays. PD Sessions on I and III and SAT on II and IV Sunday. All fifth Sundays will be off or kept for session adjustments.

·          PD Sessions will have a standard structure on all Sundays (Refer following pages for details)

·          SAT will also have a standard structure on all Sundays. (Refer following pages for details)

·          PCSs will be planned in Thrust, Propel and mSuccess. The point of PCS will be two months after a student joins Thrust, after TTT in Propel and after Understanding Interview in mSuccess.

·          Induction modules will be inserted before some of the modules to handle one/two issues:

o         In the concept of rolling batch if there is a need to explain some necessary concepts to the students then those concepts could be covered in induction module.

o         The material which are distributed only once i.e. not related to sessions like courseware of thrust,  accelerate etc. will be delivered in induction modules

·          Induction module of mMBA will have a five session structure.

·          Thrust module of mMBA will have a 15 week structure and Accelerate will have 11 week structure.

·          Propel will have four parts as follows:

o         An “Induction IMP” module.

o         A three week rolling module including CSTs and TTT.

o         A 5 week rolling module including 5 set of  CSTs for further practice in sessions

o         A test series including FLTs, NATCATs, other TTT and B school sessions etc.

·          Structure of mSuccess, CGA and CGB  will be decided later

·          For detailed structure refer rest of the document and Structures in NERVE.

·          Test series will start from April 2010 and run till Feb 2011. The design of test series will be finalized in last week of February. CBT/NATCAT will be discussed later.

·          Support to sharp batches will remain like last year (or may be reconsidered in May)

o         Teasers will be planned for sharp batches.

o         Builders will be planned for Rest of the batches

 

 

 

 


Structure summery

 

 

Weeks

Sessions

PMR

QA

DI & LR

VA

Remark

Induction IMT

1

5

1

1

1

2

 

Thrust

15

45

0

16

12

17

A module covering basic concepts of subjects

PD and SAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refer Next table for Details

Induction IMA

0

1

1

0

0

0

A module designed to distribute the material of Accelerate and Accelerate Intro

Accelerate

11

33

0

12

9

12

 

Induction IMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Propel 1

3

 9 + 1

1

3

3

3

Each week will have a TTT and two CSTs. A TTT session on Sundays will be planned.

Propel 2

5

15

0

5

5

5

5 rolling PSTs of each area will be designed for further practice.

Test Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Test series will start in May / June.

Induction IMS

0

1

1

0

0

0

A module designed to distribute the material of success

mSuccess

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will be decided later

CGB / CGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Be decided later

 

SUNDAY Sessions (PD and SAT)

Proposed structure of PD

 

Sunday

Coverage

Remark

1st

A one hour GA Basic session followed by an hour of Group Discussions & Group Activities

Refer Technical manual for Details of the Module

2nd

A standard SAT

(120 Qs, 120 minutes tests. (30 Qs each of QA, DI/LR , VA and GA) The tests will contain 50% A type Qs, 30 % B type Qs and 20% C type Qs).

3rd

A one hour Crystal-Gazing session followed by an hour of Presentations & Extempore

Refer Technical manual for Details of the Module

4th 

An exam based SAT

2 CAT, 1 MAT, 1 XAT, 2 SNAP in each six months

 

Products in mMBA 2011 and their specification as per the modules

 

Modules

mMBA-A2Z

mMBA-Std*

mMBA-FT

mMBA-Test Series

mSUCCESS

Induction IMT

ü

ü

 

 

 

Thrust

ü

ü

 

 

 

Accelerate

ü

ü

ü

 

 

Propel 1

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

Propel 2

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

Test Series

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

mSuccess

ü

ü

ü

 

ü

CGB / CGA

ü

ü

ü

 

ü

 

Note: Structure of mMBA A2Z and mMBA std is same as per the distribution of modules. Standard batches will run at higher speed.

 

Detailed description of Modules

Induction IMT

 

Students joining the course of mMBA 2011 will start their preparation from the Induction module. Since the larger structure of Thrust is rolling in nature, the induction module is designed in such a fashion that the necessary and general thing could be covered initially. The material required for Thrust as well as Induction will be distributed in the first session of the Induction module. Following is the distribution of session of intro module.

 

Session Name 

Coverage

Intro

mMBA Intro (Needs to cover 10-15 minutes discussion on PD)

Quant Intro

HCF, LCM, Linear equation, under root, cube root, calculation technique (Vedic multiplication)

VA Intro 1

Introduction to VCA in MBA entrance and EU through simple Qs on Noun-pronoun -verb etc.

DI/LR Intro

Intro to IRA and Calculation technique

VA Intro 2

Intro to RCs. A range of RCs with their Qs. variety. Reading Techniques Intro to C.R. & words discussion.


Details of material: Following table shows the details about the material designed for thrust module

 

Reference Book: These are reference books which covers entire theory on particular subject.

Concepts: These are class room material with lot of practice exercises. With the help of this material subjects will be covered in the class room. Every concept is divided in three parts:

 

Wordlist, Flash Cards and Word Miscellany: Explained in the table below

 

Material

Description

Quantitative Aptitude Reference Book 1

Covering Arithmetic i.e. number theory; percentage; profit and loss; partnership; averages and allegation; time and work; Speed, time and distance etc.

Quantitative Aptitude Reference Book 2

Covering Algebra i.e. linear and quadratic equations; Permutation and combination; probability etc

Quantitative Aptitude Reference Book 3

Covering Geometry i.e. Lines and angles; Triangles and theorems; Circles and theorems, Quadrilaterals; Polygons; Plane and Solid Mensuration etc

Quantitative Aptitude Concepts Book

Covering Class room sheets divided across 14 concepts. In mMBA state 12 concepts will be covered.

DI and LR Reference Book 1

Covering calculation Techniques, Data Interpretation (Different varieties of graphs, Combination of graphs, Caselets), Basics of reasoning, Mathematical reasoning, Analytical reasoning, Conditional reasoning, Syllogism and Data sufficiency.

DI and LR Reference Book 2

Covering Caselets and Puzzles.

DI and LR Concepts Book

Covering Calculation techniques, Data Interpretation (different varieties of graphs); Basics of reasoning, Mathematical reasoning, Analytical reasoning, Puzzles, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency. 

Verbal Ability Reference Book 1

It covers Noun, Pronoun ;  Subject verb agreement ; Adjectives , Adverb  ; Tenses; Voices       Direct & Indirect Speech ; Prepositions , conjunctions                                        

Verbal Ability Reference Book 2

It covers Reading Techniques – Skimming and Scanning; 30 passages for practice

Para Jumbles

Verbal Ability Concepts Book

It covers worksheets

For EU (Noun ,Pronouns; subject verb agreement; tenses; adjectives, adverbs; Preposition, conjunctions; Para Jumbles.)

For RC (application of reading techniques, PREP and concept of Central Idea;  RC Q variety; tone and style; Various topics of RCs. )

For Critical reasoning (summarizing, FIJ, Para completion, Statement course of action, assumptions, conclusions etc.)

For Vocabulary (foreign words; multiple usage of one word; root words; word family; idioms and phrases; words for sound & study; theme based word; cloze test; phrasal verbs)

Verbal Ability Reference Book 3

It covers PREP, Sequential Points, Central Idea and Theme of a Passage ; Types of Question; Tone Style ; Para Completion; Critical reasoning; summarizing techniques; Figures of speech.

Wordlist 1 and flash cards Set 1

It covers 1000+ higher frequency words and flash cards on the same wordlist

Wordlist 2 and flash cards Set 2

It covers 1200+ Higher frequency words and flash cards on the same wordlist

Word Miscellany 1

It covers Phrases and Idioms Phrasal Verbs Spelling Exercise on Synonyms, antonyms and analogy

Word Miscellany 2

It covers Foreign Words Fields of Study Phobias & Manias People & Professions Confusing Word Young ones

Likes and shapes, Sounds, Distinctive sounds, Hyphenated words, Doubles

PD Reference Book 1

It is called ‘Molecules’ : basics of economy Economic System, Demand & Supply, Opportunity Cost, Factors of production, Production patterns, Capital, savings, and investment, Government and the economy, world economy, Economic Indicators, Liberalisation & globalization, Fiscal Economics, World Economy – The Indian Perspective

PD Reference Book 2

It is called ‘Defining moments’ : Arts; Business; Economics; Science; Society; Technology; World Politics; Politics; Indian Economy; Religion; Sports

 

 


Thrust

 

This module covers the major teaching part of mMBA. Here we cover the fundamentals of all the subject areas i.e. QA, DI & LR and VA. The structure is of 15 weeks with each week with 3 sessions. Larger structure of thrust is as follows: refer structure in NERVE for more details.

 

S. No. 

Week

Subject 

Session Name 

Dur  

Coverage

1

1

QA

A1

90

Number theory ( Kind of Numbers, Divisibility rules, Notations like roots, factorial) 

2

QA

A2

90

Number theory ( HCF and LCM and applications)

3

QA

A3

90

Linear Equation, Quadratic Equation and Set Theory

4

2

VA

B1

90

Summarizing techniques & foreign words

5

VA

B2

90

Subject-verb agreement & multiple usage of one word

6

VA

B3

90

Variety of Qs in RC

7

3

DI & LR

C1

90

 Introduction to DI (Table and Bar Graph)

8

DI & LR

C2

90

DI ( Line graph and Pie chart)

9

DI & LR

C3

90

DI (Combination of graphs and Caselets)

10

4

QA

D1

90

Ratio approach, Scaling, Proportional Division and Profit & Loss, SC & CI

11

QA

D2

90

NRV and Partnership

12

QA

D3

90

Average and Alligation

13

5

VA

E1

90

Practice RC & root words

14

VA

E2

90

Tone of the passage

15

VA

E3

90

 Style of the passage

16

6

DI & LR

F1

90

Basics of Reasoning (Paths, coding decoding, visual reasoning, Series and Sudoku)

17

DI & LR

F2

90

Basics of reasoning( Cubes, counting squares and triangles, arrangement of spheres), Direction sense

18

DI & LR

F3

90

Mathematical Reasoning( Addition of alphabets, Linear arrangement)

19

7

QA

G1

90

Work and Time(MRTW) 

20

QA

G2

90

Speed, Time and Distance( Basics, Relative Speed Trains)

21

QA

G3

90

Speed, Time and Distance( Boats & stream and Races) 

22

8

VA

H1

90

Articles, adjectives, adverbs & word family

23

VA

H2

90

Topic specific RC & idioms and phrases

24

VA

H3

90

Para completion & words for sound & study

25

9

DI & LR

I1

90

Analytical reasoning (Various structures, family tree)

26

DI & LR

I2

90

Analytical reasoning(Structuring in the form of table)

27

DI & LR

I3

90

Conditional analytical  reasoning (including if then analysis)

28

10

QA

J1

90

Geometry (Lines, Angles and Triangles)

29

QA

J2

90

Geometry (Polygons, Circles and Quadrilaterals) 

30

QA

J3

90

Mensuration(Plane and Solid)

31

11

VA

K1

90

Tenses & theme based word

32

VA

K2

90

Para jumble & cloze test

33

VA

K3

90

Statement assumption & conclusion

34

12

DI & LR

L1

90

Data sufficiency

35

DI & LR

L2

90

Syllogism

36

DI & LR

L3

90

Puzzles

37

13

QA

M1

90

Functions and Progressions (AP, GP and HP) 

38

QA

M2

90

Permutation Combination 

39

QA

M3

90

Probability 

40

14

VA

N1

90

Topic specific RC & contextual usage (degree)

41

VA

N2

90

Statement course of action & argument

42

VA

N3

90

Preposition & conjunctions & phrasal verbs

43

15

QA

O1

90

Co-ordinate geometry and trigonometry

44

VA

O2

90

RC practice & contextual usage of words FIB

45

VA

O3

90

Application based C.R & FIJ

 


Induction IMA

 

Students will move to accelerate module after finishing Thrust or a students joining mMBA Fast Track will join the Induction IMA module. This module has two objectives:

·          A session will be planned on introduction to Accelerate and feedbacks of Thrust Module.

·          The need of distribution of material. This session contain entire material required in Accelerate i.e. Twisters of QA, DI & LR and VA.

 

Following is the session of intro module of Accelerate.

 

S. No.

Subject 

Session Name 

Dur  

Coverage

Material  For  Operation 

1

PMR

ACL Intro

90

Introduction to Accelerate

 QA Twisters, DI & LR Twister, VA Twister

 

Accelerate

 

This module is designed with two objectives:

·          Some tougher questions should be solved with students on various topics.

·          Students’ should be exposed to real exam questions of the variety.

 

S. No. 

Week

Subject 

Session Name 

Dur  

Coverage

1

1

QA

A1

90

Number theory

2

QA

A2

90

Ratio approach, Scaling, Proportional Division and Profit & Loss, SI & CI

3

QA

A3

90

NRV , Partnership and Average Alligation 

4

2

VA

B1

90

Advance EU

5

VA

B2

90

Direct & lengthy RCs for Skimming/ Scanning.

6

VA

B3

90

Para Jumbles

7

3

DI & LR

C1

90

DI (Advanced questions based on single graph)

8

DI & LR

C2

90

DI (Combinations of graphs and caselets)

9

DI & LR

C3

90

Reasoning based DI

10

4

QA

D1

90

Work and Time(MRTW) 

11

QA

D2

90

Speed, Time and Distance( Relative Speed Trains, boats and stream) 

12

QA

D3

90

Geometry (Triangles, Quadrilaterals, polygons and circles) 

13

5

VA

E1

90

Inferential Qs of RC

14

VA

E2

90

Central Idea and PREP

15

VA

E3

90

Advance vocabulary

16

6

DI & LR

F1

90

Mathematical Reasoning

17

DI & LR

F2

90

Analytical reasoning

18

DI & LR

F3

90

conditional analytical  reasoning (including if then analysis)

19

7

QA

G1

90

Mensuration(Plane and Solid)

20

QA

G2

90

Linear Equation, Quadratic Equation and Set Theory

21

QA

G3

90

Permutation Combination and Probability 

22

8

VA

H1

90

Tone and Style

23

VA

H2

90

Advance EU

24

VA

H3

90

Para completion

25

9

DI & LR

I1

90

Data sufficiency

26

DI & LR

I2

90

Syllogism

27

DI & LR

I3

90

Puzzles

28

10

QA

J1

90

Functions, Differentiation, Application of Derivatives (Maxima & minima)

29

QA

J2

90

Progressions (AP, GP and HP) 

30

QA

J3

90

Co-ordinate Geometry and Trigonometry 

31

11

VA

K1

90

Application based Qs

32

VA

K2

90

Statement assumption/conclusion and Statement arguments and Course of Action

33

VA

K3

90

Advance RC topics


Terms to know

 

·            mMBA-Intro

·            Concept & Concept Exercise

·            PD sessions

·            SAT (Self Assessment Test)

·            Personal Counseling Sessions (PCS)

 

mMBA-Intro: This is the first session of the induction module. Here we covers Introduction to CH EdgeMakers, Introduction to the product, Teaching Methodology, CH Edgemakers-Infrastructure and some general terminologies

 

Concepts are session material designed to be discussed in the session. Every concept will contain 20 to 30 questions based on certain topics. Concepts Exercise are designed to give lot of practice of particular variety of question to students. Challenges are extra set of tougher question

 

PD sessions: These sessions are conducted on Sundays. The larger aim is to improve the students on awareness and communication part.

 

SAT (Self Assessment Test) PD sessions: These tests will be conducted on Sundays to judge the performance of students.

 

Personal Counseling Session (PCS): PCS is aimed to give students inputs on their performance and to handle their problems related to mMBA. The PCS is conducted thrice in the course i.e in Thrust MST. Propel and mSuccess.

 

 

Induction IMP, Propel 1, Propel 2 and Test Series

 

<< The guidelines of Mmba Test series 2011 is largely the same as mMBA 2010>>

 

 

Induction IMS, mSuccess and CGB / CGA

 

<< Refer Guidelines of mSuccess 2011>>

 

Navigation of students between various modules: Students mMBA 2011 will be transferred to various modules in following sequence.

 

From Module

To Module

Induction IMT

Thrust

Thrust

Induction IMA

Induction IMA

Accelerate

Accelerate

Induction IMP

Induction IMP

Propel 1

Propel 1

Propel 2

Propel 2

Test Series

Test Series

Induction IMS

Induction IMS

mSuccess

mSuccess

CGB

CGB

CGA

 


 

Identification of sharper lot of students.

 

This identification is done by the batch faculties. This job could be done in a structured way. For this task following steps should be followed.

 

Step I :A table should be created in the format shown below:

 

S. No.

Reg No.

Name

Discipline

Percentage in

Grads given by Faculty

 

 

 

Grad

12th

10th

MA

IRA

VCA

PD

Veto

Total A+

Total A+ (Out of MA/ IRA/ VCA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step II : All the faculty of the batch should grade every student as A+ / A / B / C. If a faculty feels that some particular student must be selected to sharper batch He/She can give a veto to that student i.e. in the veto column faculty should sign. Here HODs must explain the definition of A+ / A / B / C to the entire team as per the following table:

 

 

Grade

Subjective parameter

Objective parameter (%ile in Cat/XAT)

A+

Student is an IIM Material (A+ Grade Institutes)

He Can Score more than 95

A

Student is Competent for  A Grade Institutes

He can score in the range of 85 to 95

B

Student is Competent for  B Grade Institutes

He can score  in the range of   70 to 85

C

Student is Competent for  C Grade Institutes

He can not score more than 70

 

 

Step III : Now operations should collect such sheets from all the batches and select some students for sharper batch. Selection criteria are as follows:

 

1.       First set of student should be made by the students getting 4 A+ and Veto

2.       Then second set of students should be selected who get 3 A+ in MA, IRA and VCA.

3.       The third set should be identified with 2 A+ in any of the two out of MA, IRA and VCA and A+ in PD or 1 or 2 A in rest of the two subjects.

4.       Fourth and last set could be formed with the students getting 2 A+ in any of the two areas and 1 or 2 A in rest of the subjects.

 

Now the batch / Batches should be formed by keeping in mind the priority in the order of first to fourth set. Now the decision lies on Academic and operations team of centers about the optimum number of batches.