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10 tips for successful competition in business schools and management tray + 2 / + 3

Successfully contest GATEWAY 1 AND 2

Director Aurlom, the specialist prépa parallel admissions in business school, Franck ATTELAN book you ten tips he gives every year to students who consistently achieve the best results in competitions.


1. MAC 100, Tage Mage, 2 Days, Arpège Beware tests!

All entrance exam for business schools accessible to bac + 2 / + 3 will ask you to pass an aptitude test.

According to the contest, these tests will be called MAC 100, Tage Mage, 2 Days or Arpège. To pass these tests, which prohibit the use of the calculator, which all contain a good dose of logic and calculation, you have to be VERY WELL trained and have seen a significant number of cases and sample questions.

You will need to acquire one or two references that you will keep with you throughout your preparation. I draw your attention to the fact that many students who fail their test trials because of speed and concentration deficit.

While a board that is worth gold: be impeccable in mental arithmetic. How? Revise your multiplication tables, learn your square to 20 (that is the square of 13 ???), your cubes to 10. Get used now to ASK all your additions, multiplications your, your divisions

Even better ! Try calculating head. The best students of the preparation do not miss any opportunity to progress. When they do some shopping in a supermarket, they calculate to the penny the amount of their purchases and verify their calculation is just a time spent in cash. All means are good for successful competition, right?

Do not miss a unique opportunity to come to the meeting of the largest schools of business and management!

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Most business schools offer writing tests to applicants wishing to come to follow their teachings. This is the case contests Gateway, Springboard, Ambitions + or EM Lyon and Audencia. Although their forms and modalities remain varied, they all aim to select candidates demonstrating their skills subsequent occupation of the post of executive or leader.

Thus refusing to give in to pessimism, schools continue to consider, rightly, that the mastery of written French is a component of the "honest man" of the early twenty-first century that help to form and flourish.

An important tip: do not wait for the day to work the editorial tests. These always convene regular training, drip. Work these tests two weeks or 10 days before the big day will not make you grow. I suggest you spend 15 minutes each day to read an article or essay (vary the pleasures: Le Monde, Historia, Humanities, etc.). Then take 5 more minutes to (1) make a mini-plan of what you read and (2) summarize the text in 3 or 4 lines. This work always pays and progress is always waiting for you!

A tip for tests: set yourself each day 15 minutes to learn a list of 30 vocabulary words or to work on a dozen grammar multiple choice questions. Many free resources on the Cambridge site English

For oral: Exchange hours learning English through hours of learning French. It is VERY effective in significantly improving the level and never to complex oral. The reference site 100% free:

All schools will ask at one time or another to provide a CV (also known as "mini-CV") and / or cover letter. Do not neglect these two documents still a fairly reliable indicator of "good" researcher course you will be in the months following your integration.

Some tips that make the difference: for the resume, be specific VERY. If you play sports, say how long. Like the movies or reading? Specify! fantasy films, movies De Niro, Korean action cinema BD, classic nineteenth century, manga

No matter what you like as long as it’s true! The more specific you and the jury will have the feeling of "good" to know you. In the letter, reason inductively: Always start by announcing your ultimate goal (of becoming manager in supermarkets for example) and then explain why you think that (1) you are the right person for this position and ( 2) that it is the school for you to achieve your project.

5. Interviews of motivation: you’re already behind on your preparation!

Maintenance is the longest race to prepare. You’ll have to talk to you and know that this is far from easy! You will need to share with people you do not know your qualities, your flaws, your doubts and your hopes. You will need to discuss at length your successes and failures, both on a personal and professionally.

You will also need to explain why you want to integrate such a school and not another. Knowing who we are, where we come from and where we want to go, understand what is truly like and what we like least TAKES TIME. A LOT OF TIME. So get to work!

6.Planifiez your reviews!

A key to the success of the contest is well prepared ahead by planning your revisions. Indeed, any candidate with the ambition to reach its peak shape on D will prepare such a top athlete before competition! For this estimate the amount of work and make revisions for each contest materials. Then set yourself a schedule of revisions that you will comply as closely as possible.

Plan revisions offers many advantages:

1. You will be reassured. Indeed, having a vision and course for the coming months that will you will never be "surprised" by the amount of work required. You’ll know you’re able to meet your schedule as it is yourself who have designed. However, planning a two week safety margin if you ever get a little behind in your reviews or unforeseen disturb your schedule revisions.

2. You will be 100% of your ability on D-day Plan your revisions will allow you to "ramp up" as and measure your preparation to a peak. This peak shape will be (if possible) the week of your competition. Knowing the amount of revisions for each subject and your learning productivity is paramount.

3. Your workload will be "smoothed". By planning your revisions, time revisions necessary for successful competition will thus be distributed evenly over several weeks / months, making it all the more enjoyable and bearable the additional workload.


Step 1: "Course Learning" (1 month). Using books on different events, learn the fundamentals of each event (course, types of exercises, concepts and themes, formulas to know by heart). When a new concept is learned, do not hesitate to do an exercise to apply!

Step 2: "Revisions" (1-2 weeks). Time when you review the courses taught in previous weeks to verify that you have mastered the entire course and that you understand the mechanics of each event.

Step 3: "Training" (1 month). Time when you put into practice the knowledge gained in the actual conditions of the contest. For this, practice on record, practice tests or exercises using books or

1. MCAT prep is undoubtedly the reference site on the news of management schools. For contests, events and conditions, we recommend that you log on the official websites of schools and competitions and complete your research on www.MCAT prep You will find plenty of advice videos to prepare your competition.

2. Train online free for thousands of logical tests, computing and English on Designed by specialists of the entrance examination of management schools, this site will allow you to assess yourself and identify, subject by subject, your strengths and weaknesses.

This question frequently asked by candidates is paramount for a successful its competition. Three profiles of candidates stand face to this issue:

Profile 1: Candidates who pass all competitions. These are typically candidates who do not really know which school to go, often stressed the idea of ​​having none. Alas, it is a mistake to consider that spend all competitions maximize your success. Quite the contrary! If you spend all competitions you will have many more revisions and will risk not to be not 100% of your ability on D-Day, we recommend the profile # 2.

Profile # 2: Candidates who pass a limited number of competitions. This candidate profile is the one that does best. Why ? First, he took care to evaluate his level (based on academic achievement and the level of tests that must pass). He then usually already chosen schools that often interest and is therefore highly motivated to succeed his competition. Finally, remember that take examinations takes time and that we should not neglect your involvement in Vocational or university.

Profile 3: Candidates who pass one competition. Big mistake! Place a single competition is very risky to the extent that you have no plan B or C. In addition, there is usually no good reason to not spend a single contest Except, of course if business schools represent your plan B!

9. Is a preparation course for competition compulsory?

Follow a course of preparation for competition has certain advantages, although this formula is not required to succeed. Indeed, an entrance exam in business school and management is not an exam. It does not have average to be admitted. Admission is based on the ranking of the candidate. The competition is keen and only the best of you will be admitted.

That’s why I recommend you take a course of preparation for competition in business schools. You will maximize your chances of admission, will find many tips and solving methods that will help you make a difference.

In addition, you will have the opportunity floor on white competition (logic tests, English and synthesis) under real contest conditions.

Finally, never forget that contest preparation is an investment. This is by no means a cost. A competition to training camp you will have better results and, at the same time, to be admitted to a better school and therefore benefit from a higher school exit salary.

Your training camp and will quickly pay for itself. Again, a training camp is not mandatory (especially if you are very independent and that you know to surround yourself with good people to revise) and candidates do very well without training their competition. But know that this is a competition, precisely, and you will have to distinguish yourself from other candidates. So much put the odds on his side.

10. What do the week before the big day?

The week before the starting signal of your competition is not a week like no other. Specific programming must be established so that you still have the "punch" to the J. Warning day to "burn out": revise intensely to the last time is often against-productive. Here is a sample program that we recommend for this week:

From D-7 to D-2:

Perform a single white test material and correct it whenever detail. Just change your margin solving methods. This is not a few days of a contest that we change his habits. If ever a type of exercise is poorly absorbed, enjoy it for rework.

J-1 :

In the morning, brush up strategically to reassure you by reading your sheets. Start to imagine your day by looking on the Internet the way to get to the test center, photographs of the premises, and prepare your business. The goal is to remove all sources of unnecessary stress. Finally, in the afternoon, do not hesitate to change air! Go out with friends, go to the movies but do not open any book! Above all, remember to adjust your bedtime to your hours of competition the next day.

D-day :

After so many weeks and months of preparation, you are finally arrived the day of your competition! So take a balanced breakfast, looking to reassure you by saying that the other candidates still reading their records are not ready, and above desecrate the contest. This is just one step of many in your life. You’ve already gone and there will be again!

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