Friday, March 24, 2006

A taste of what is to come?

As part of the forms in the checklist of things to be completed before joining ISB, there is this accounting test which everyone has take up. It is a small test to give one an idea of how competent he/she is in accountancy. The test results indicate if one should register for the Accountancy pre-term course or not.

I saw someone's mail no the yahoogroups for the 2007 batch claiming that this is what he/she got after attempting the test..

"For Heavens sake, please register for the pre-term in accounting!!
Let alone Accounting, you don't even know counting!! You had hit
rock bottom by the 5th question itself and in all subsequent
questions, were digging deeper..by 10th question, any forlorn hopes
of redemption were lost..and now, its an abyss..being human (if at
all, by some stretch of imagination, you claim yourself to be a
specimen of the aforementioned species), try is what you can and
please do :(".


Lol. Whoever setup the test to give that comment as a result had a good sense of humour. Ofcourse, I approached the test now with a sense of impending doom. 34 excruciating questions later... I got a

Your knowledge of Accounting Concepts is not up to the level required for the core courses.
It is highly recommended that you enroll for the pre-term module. Click here to register.

Phew! That was a close call. I think I just made it across the border betwen the "Nasty Message" and the "Not-so-nasty Message".

4 Comments:

Blogger chiranth said...

Congratulations on your fantastic performance ;-)

I am in the same boat as you are.
http://chiranth.blogspot.com/2006/03/engineer-playing-accountant.html

1:50 AM  
Blogger Manu said...

Lol. Pat on your back too Chiranth... for the excellent performance. I'm sure we'll end up in the top 20% of the class (not counting the CAs ofcourse!)

2:41 AM  
Blogger Ram said...

Surely that message that the guy got after attempting the test looks fully made up by him.

It is but logical for people who do not know accounting to get lower marks on the test. The test is just to see if someone really needs the pre-term or not. There have been instances in the past when some people with sufficient knowledge of the subject being taught have registered for the course, taken the discussions in the class to new heights and killed the very purpose of the pre-term. Do not read beyond this into these tests. Just freak out and enjoy your time till you come here. (Don't mean to say that you won't enjoy after coming here).

3:16 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

Ram.. well, yes, I'm sure that this is not a serious test for grades or something. Lol, but whoever came up with that message was damn funny. I'm sure the person who got that message found it funny too. Its all in good humour even if it was true.

Like you said, hopefully people who already know stuff won't join the class.
cheers!

9:50 PM  

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