Till now you have been tested for analytical skills in form of CAT exam wherein you was tested in four sections of QA/LR/DI/VA.
Now selection panel wishes to test you for your soft skills like communication and new IIMs will test you in WAT (Written Analysis Test)
Over the years it has been observed that GD is becoming more subjective during assessment process and top of all, most of the aspirants started giving responses in stereo type typical way because almost all aspirants have been briefed by their coaching tutorials to take lead in GD and that requires a bit of exposure too as with that one is at ease to speak or oratory skills too helps one to score over others who otherwise may be equally good in communication.
With the above parameters, it has been observed to be more analytical and to give equal chance to all; WAT seems to be the best exercise to assess one’s communication skills.
In WAT you will be given a topic randomly and topic may vary from science to politics to sports to civil issues to environment or global issues.
You will get 30 minutes to write in approx. 300 words on a piece of paper and you will be mainly assessed on your communication skills besides hand writing.
How you convey your message and top of all what is that ‘take away message’ for audience is most important aspect of WAT.
The more you are clear to transform your writing skills to convey the message; the chances are high that you will clear WAT.
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