SPARK EDUCATION SERVICES
The “ SPARK” institute is a remarkably well-run coaching center in Pune. Well known for its student-driven approach, it primarily trains students for various competitive exams such as CAT, GMAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, CET, Bank PO Exams, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Law Admission Tests and Campus Recruitment Training (CRT)
The institute creates awareness among students about various career and job opportunities. Its programs are so well-designed that they not only sharpen students’ various abilities required for competitive exams but also focus on students’ overall growth by igniting their minds towards self-development.
“SPARK” provides a congenial learning environment for its students. It believes that coaching is essentially about human interaction. Knowing the students is an important part of the coaching process as it is through this knowledge a good coach can make the students live up to their full potential.
“SPARK” is a scintilla of hope for all the students striving for growth. Your search ends at “SPARK” – the search for a great coach who can help you achieve the success you have always dreamt of.
(IIM – A, B, L, K, I, MDI, IMT,IMI, NMIMS, SCMHRD, IIT Delhi, IIT Chennai, IIT Kharagpur)
It was a “dream come true “for me when I checked the written results. I had got calls from five of the IIM’s. I felt that it was not in reality but then after checking the results again and again I finally patted my back. The journey of preparation at SPARK was amazing because not a single stone was left unturned before going for the war of 2.5 hrs. I was armored with all sorts of tricks, methodologies that it was a comfortable battle for me at the end. I think the key to success for me was my self belief, hard-work and perseverance towards achieving the goal at any cost. I faired well in almost all the exams that I appeared as it was more about the attitude rather than aptitude before taking a test. Whatever may be the situation in the exam, one should always feel confident to tackle it just like a battle and fight till the last minute to get the best results out of it. I advise all the CAT takers to start preparing as soon as possible as there is always someone who is preparing hard to qualify these examinations. So don’t even lose a single minute and bell the CAT !!
Friends I never thought of an Indian institute of management. I was working as a booking clerk in Indian railways. Started my preparation at SPARK in the month of September. Initially I was finding it a bit difficult to make through but gradually I started picking up. Dubey sir’s graphical methods were still out my reach but over a period I started understanding them also. It’s a bit difficult for me to guide all of you because I was so focused that even I don’t remember exactly what path I followed. But the only thing I would like to comment upon is in the journey from booking clerk to Indian Institute of management Bangalore.I really WORKED HARD.
BIKASH RANJAN DASH
(IMT, IMI, SCMHRD, SIIB)
Dear friends I am currently working with Wipro Technologies and I would definitely like to share some of my experiences with all of you. I started my preparation in the month of February at a so-called branded institute. K. In the month of august at the time of my mock tests I found that the preparation was not up to the mark and then fortunately I came to know about SPARK. I joined the classes at SPARK for two months. My batch was morning 6.00am to 9.00am, and then my actual preparation started. Had I joined SPARK in the month of February I would have definitely made into IIM’S. So friends get ready for the war as soon as possible. Best of luck to all of you.
Rutuja B. Deshmukh
(BSc. Electronics, FC College) (SIBM, SCMHRD, SIIB)
Preparation for CAT requires a well organized and methodical approach. Given the time period one needs to decide the time he or she should allocate for strengthening the basic concepts and once its done the next step should be to solve the variety of problems. But one needs to keep revising the concepts every now and then. For preparation of verbal ability, reading from variety of sources should help. Reading newspaper daily is also very important. One needs to allocate some time in a day for vocabulary. For preparation of Maths, Data Interpretation & Reasoning, solving variety of problems and that too solving them in the given time limit is very helpful as speed is very important and one should try to save time wherever possible. Given the preparation are done for these subjects, one now needs to develop a strategy to take the test in the most efficient way. It is very much important to prioritize the section in the stipulated time and such planning would surely vary from person to person. So it is the onus of the test taker to decide on the approach based on their feasibility.
(IIFT, NMIMS, IMT, IMI, SIBM, SCMHRD)
Friends first let me tell some thing about my self. I am from Delhi, I have done my engineering in IT and currently working with Infosys. The most important and unique thing about me is my casual attitude towards life. I appeared for CAT in 2005 for the first time but the performance was disastrous because of the fear factor of the examination. My preparation this year started at SPARK. Rigorous training for two months, at the same time very friendly environment, impeccable course structure and strictness which I don’t mind as far as it is for my mind as far as it is for my benefit. What I suggest all of you is start as early as possible, read at least three news papers daily(Times of India, The Hindu, Economic times). On Sunday there are some articles by Shobha De, Sashi Tharoor, Swaminathan Iyer, Gurucharan das and so on. Read these articles very carefully and try to have your own view about those articles. For quantitative aptitude and Data interpretation practice is the only way out. Top of the top if you want to join a coaching center join a center handling less number of students so as to have personal attention. Good bye friends. See you in some of the top B schools. Best of luck.
The very thought of taking the MBA entrance examination more specifically ‘CAT’ was not an easy one. It is not because the people around you are also doing it, not just because you want to earn a good chunk of money, neither only as a means to get a higher degree in education – it requires much more than that. You need to have clarity of thoughts, your goal, your aim in life and more importantly yourself. Being a working professional it is difficult to cope up to the competition, because you need to do your job as well as give considerable time to your efforts for the preparation. Since I had the leverage of already preparing and writing CAT earlier in the year 2005. I was quite clear with what all and how much efforts I need to put in for the preparation. I started off with self study more precisely the revision part. Revising the fundamentals of quant, speeding up calculations and more importantly reading habit of daily reading at least the front page, editorial and business page of TOI. I joined a test series and used to write the mock tests but the results were quite discouraging. They were not even better than what I had scored when I had prepared in 2005. I kept on trying, studying; focusing more on fundamentals but somehow was losing again and again. The results were not improving even after my conscious efforts.