As the popular saying goes “A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step”. So, holds true for MBA. The first step towards your MBA journey is cracking the highly competitive Common Admission Test for Management. Well, as CAT serves as the gateway for entering into some of the most prestigious management B-schools in the country it makes it quite obvious that the competition levels of the exam are very high.
Whether you wish to expand your business knowledge or strengthen your comprehension skills, you must add magazines and websites to your list.Therefore, we have listed some of the most popular and most recommended magazines which all future MBA’s must read not just to clear CAT exam but also to increase their overall knowledge levels and be more aware and updated about the business and general world as such.
1. The Economist
This is a global weekly magazine which is very popular and a must read for all future managers. It is infact even recommended by many MBA pursuing students from colleges like IIM’S. This is actually a magazine-format newspaper and is hence counted under magazines itself. This is one of the best magazines for keeping yourself updated about the world economy and is hence, a must read for all MBA aspirants. It is a fabulous publication as it gives you an insight into all kinds of international affairs ranging from politics, sports, art, culture, economics and much more.
2. Outlook Business
This is another highly recommended magazine for the preparation of CAT exam. It is one of the most dazzling news and current affairs magazine. Since, it is a general interest magazine it not only helps in improving your reading ability but also helps in improving your knowledge about current affairs. This business magazine contains articles related to all business sectors such as marketing, enterprise and strategic planning.
Along with offering in-depth analysis about current market trends, share market, and sales strategies of several business sectors, the magazine also covers major success stories of leading businessman and organizations and also provides news about all major mergers and acquisitions taking place across companies, about new CEO being appointed and other business related details. It is one of the leading business magazines in India and is circulated to almost 9 lakh readers across the country.
It is a fortnightly published magazine by The Hindu Group. This is a very comprehensive magazine and hence contains a rich content alongside brilliant articles covering feature stories from all over the globe. This magazine will be beneficial not only for improving your reading skills for CAT examination but would also help further during the GDPI rounds.
The magazine covers topics related to present issues going around India, also provides insights into new policies and schemes introduced by government, foreign policies, politics and much more. It will provide an in depth analysis of all the major events going in and around India and the world as it covers both domestic and international news. The only drawback of this magazine is that it involves heavy reading due to its comprehensive nature but, you will surely build up a strong vocabulary if you read this magazine on a regular basis.
4. The Week
This is another must-read magazine for all MBA aspirants as it would increase both your reading speed as well as enrich your vocabulary. The best part about this magazine is that it follows an essay style of writing. The magazine is very informative and has a very good presentation style which makes it very appealing for the readers. This magazine definitely tops the list in terms of increasing your reading speed for CAT preparation.
It is one of the largest circulated English magazines in India. The magazine provides the readers topics ranging from business to entertainment, news about India and also about what’s going around the world. It covers a variety of topics like science and technology, medicine, health, media, business, arts, politics etc. The magazine also provides lot of editorial content with multiple viewpoints.
5. India Today
This is another weekly news magazine which is preferred by many students for their CAT preparation. CAT aspirants will definitely benefit a lot by subscribing and reading this book on a regular basis as it provides in and out idea about all topics going in our country. The language is simple and easy to understand which hence attracts a lot of readership. It is one of the most widely read magazines in India and pays a lot of emphasis on political events going in India. The magazine also covers news related to movies and television, sports and all the major burning issues going around the country.
There is still ample time to work upon reading skills for CAT 2018 so grab these magazines and you are all set to sail on this journey.Here’s wishing you a happy reading!