Guidelines for mMBA-2014-Thrust

Module: Thrust



Introduction: mMBA 2014 Thrust is largely similar to mMBA 2013 Thrust. Although there are few changes which will help students to discuss Application based questions from Exercises in classroom itself.

Read the following points carefully to understand the details:


·         The macro structure is similar to previous year i.e.

o    Thrust

o    Accelerate

o    Propel

o    mSuccess and

o    CCA/CGB

·         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.


Changes in mMBA-14 Thrust:


·         For the better understanding of Questions, based on the application of Concept, we have planned to conduct one session in every week for the discussed two concepts of that week. The basic aim of these sessions is to solve the Questions based on the application of concept from Exercise and to make ensure that students on regular basis will follow their milestones.

·         For Personal Development (PD) related inputs we have decided to conduct 3 complete weeks in entire Thrust module. Each PD week must have 1 session of General Awareness, 1 session of Current Affairs and 1 session on Meet the Mentor. Each PD week must be conducted after every two months. Conduction of PD  week should happen in the same week for all CAT-14 batches.

·         For General Awareness session and Current Affairs Operations must club the batches of the same time slot together and conduct these sessions.

·         For Meet the Mentor session batch wise conduction should be done. Faculty members who can take Meet the Mentor session is Directors and mMBA Knowledge Head.

·         Due to addition of 1 session in every week, overall Thrust duration increased from 51 sessions to 66 sessions.i.e. from 17 weeks to 25 weeks.

·         Net increase in QA is of 2 weeks(6 sessions), in DILR is of 2 weeks(6 sessions) and in VA is of 1 week.

·         We are doing away with the Subject specific test. In mMBA-13 we used to conduct 3 test of VA, 2 test each of QA and DILR.

·         Students can judge their performance by giving monthly online test-SAT(Self Assessment Test). The frequency of online test will be 1 test per month. Operations will get a Test Calendar from mMBA knowledge head. Test Calendar will indicate the Test Start date and Test End Date.

·         Each Monthly Online test is of 2 hours duration with 100 Questions and 4 sections(25 QA, 25 DILR, 25 VA and 25 GA/CA)


Regular Features:



·         PCSs will be planned in Thrust, Propel and GGA/CGB. The point of PCS will be:

o    Three months after a student joins Thrust

o    After TTT in Propel and

o    As per the discretion of CGA/CGB Coordinators

·         Induction modules will be inserted before some of the modules to handle following 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 25 week structure.

·         Accelerate module of mMBA will be provided later.

·         Test series will start from May 2014 and run till May 2015. The design of test series will given 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 of mSuccess will have two parts (not two modules)

o    A 10 days GD Module

o    A 10 days PI Module followed by a mock interview

·         Structure of CGA and CGB will be decided later

Structure of Online SAT: SAT will be designed at the difficulty level of concepts. Qs, from previous CTs. SAT will be of 100 Questions in 120 minutes. Structure of SAT will be as follows:


QA – 25

DILR – 25




Detailed description of Induction Module:


Induction IMT: Students joining the course of mMBA 2014 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 

mMBA Intro

Quant Intro

VA Intro

DI/LR Intro

PD Intro


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




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 16 concepts.

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, Puzzles and Critical Reasoning.

DI and LR Concepts Book

Covering Class room sheets divided across 12 concepts.

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

Verbal Ability Concepts Book

Covering Class room sheets divided across 16 concepts

Wordlist 1 and flash cards Set 1

It covers 1000+ 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