Last minute tips for XAT!
(Chat Transcript)

mydream : which section to attempt first?..
asim : It would be advisable for you to start with your strong area/section,as that would enhance your confidence.


123 : sir, how to manage the time in xat???
saurabhjaiswal : dont get stuck at questions just becoz they carry more marks ( if that is the case ) and try scanning the sections beforehand


ankur : what shall be a decent attempt in each sections
ankur : answer as much as u can


s : Does The essay in xat is also considered for other b-school under xat.
ankur : no - only xlri takes it into account if you get a call


nrai : Wat would be the cutoff for XIME? Approx in XAT & CAT
asim : Around 80 percentile


banna : Sir how many question shuld we attempt?
asim : Go there with an open mind,do not keep any pre-concieved target in mind, as the number of good attempts depends on the difficulty level of paper.


subala : Hi Everyone !
asim : Hi


mydream : LAST YEAR'S CUT OFF FOR XLRI?..
asim : 92 percentile for BM and 91 percentile for PMIR(With sectional cutoffs), this year it may be lesser(according to a statement made by XLRI official)


purshotam : i not fill xlri form, will i attempt essay
asim : Yes


banna : What would be effective time management of time for 3 sections
saurabhjaiswal : ideally equal, you can add / delete 5 mins as per your proficiency in sections


mydream : My strong area used to be quant..but that is horrible in Xat..WHat to do?..
asim : Considering that you have less than 18 hrs to go, relax, just brush up concepts and formula's, do not worry about it and get stressed out.


jk : Hi! Wht cud be the Flow-Chart for writing an Essay in XAT exam, i mean pattern for Essay, to make it coherent.
ankur : intro-body-conclusion. try making rough notes before starting to write - that clarifies the mind


shubham : Sir plz let me know that if we are not sure of Geometry section how can I manage to clear the sectional cut-offs for Quant and DI
ankur : don't worry - there may not be many questions of this section....


s : CUT OFF ND PLACEMENT for GIM goa ,nd LIBA chennai.
vivek : GIM 78%tile, LIBA around 80%tile - Placements GIM 6 LPA, LIBA 5.5 LPA


center : sir,wat shud b strategy: a)maximizing score by selecting only doable b)by attempting all possibles i.e.increasing no. of attempts.
saurabhjaiswal : we have always emphasized to balance attempts with accuracy. . . if you can manage to reduce the options to two options then go for it


rockstar : each year approximately how much students write xat?? and it is said cut off has been reduced to 80 perc .. is it true??
asim : LAST year the cutoff at XLRI was 92 percentile for BM and 91 percentile for PMIR(With sectional cutoffs), this year it may be lesser(according to a statement made by XLRI official)


subala : Sir, my first question : 1) In the previous years, sometimes the marks were in differential format, and some other times, all questions carried same marks, any idea on how it is going to be this time? Will it be told only just before the exam?
ankur : no prior info


subhadeep : sir, does gim consider sectional cut off?
asim : In past they had considered moderate sectional cutoffs


av : which colleges consider xat essays apart from xlri? what weighatge is given to essays by other colleges?
saurabhjaiswal : as far as i know, only XLRI evaluates essays. weightage not known


nealz : Hi Sir what are the number of expected question in per section of XAT. What should be the optimal time to be devoted per section.
ankur : no expectations. time shd be directly proportion to marks allocated.


avinash : at what time essay is evaluated is it in gd/pi?
saurabhjaiswal : already answered . . .pls look at other replies


mydream : The cut off for XLRI used to be 98.5 with 98 sectional..why sudden drop?..Can u pls tell if there are other terms and conditions involved?..
asim : They are intentionally doing it to attract a diverse set of students.


subala : Is there any approximate estimate on what is a decent number of attempts? Also, is there any prior info on what is the negative marking this time? Any idea on the number of questions?
ankur : no prior info


subhadeep : will the cut-off reduce for XLRI ?? if yes then by how much?
asim : Last year it was 92 percentile for BM and 91 percentile for PMIR(With sectional cutoffs), this year it may be lesser(according to a statement made by XLRI official)


xat2012 : is there any weightage for open ended questions in giving calls?
saurabhjaiswal : do you mean Essays ?


avinash : is geometry is a major area in xat?
saurabhjaiswal : pls take geometry seriously, its significance is high


sid : Sir XAT convenor has said that the difficulty level won't be like that of last year's XAT. What should we expect the Quant section to be like?
asim : Go there with an open mind,do not have per conceived notions regarding the difficulty level


pnca1d621 : what can be the tentative topics for essay on xat 2012 and how o prepare for essays?
ankur : one can't predict what they might ask! for prep tips read the sm booklet on essays that we have given


nealz : Sir please this "what are the number of expected question in per section of XAT. What should be the optimal time to be devoted per section."
ankur : no expectations. time shd be directly proportion to marks allocated.


avinash : how is gim? placement n all?
asim : Pretty good,avg sal for 2011 8.82 Lakhs p.a.


subala : Any last min tips on how to start and finish different essays? Any specific tactics?
ankur : start with an intro - go to body - then finish with conclusion


mnikhil : sir around how many questions if attempted correct would be sufficient to score around 90 percentile?
ankur : cant answer BEFORE paper is conducted!!!!


lastresort : Good evening sir, XAT is my last resort. I am sure i have done bad in my CAT. But i am scared i might lose it out in the essay section. Is the essay counted by any b-school other than XLRI? also.. Can u tel me how i should go about with the essay writing?
ankur : both questions answered earlier many times


shruti : How good is IPE hyd sir..? Wat %ile is needed in cat..?
asim : We grade it among the B grade B-School,cutoff could be around 50 percentile in CAT


rahul : sir marks will be mention on each question or not?
ankur : may be and may be not!


karthik : How much time we should allocate for each section. My strong sections are QA and then logical. Suggest the better strategy.
ankur : generally time shd be proportional to marks. sometimes u can do plus minus 10% time for weak/strong section respectively to clear cutoffs...or give more time to strong section to improve overall score but in general stick to proportionate time as per marks.


subala : One more query : Will the essay be considered for shortlisting into the GD for XLRI? If so, what is the weightage?
ankur : no - it is used once u get an xlri call


ank90 : sir in xat what shuld be the minimum n maximum no. of attempts section wise
ankur : depends on paper difficulty level


xat2012 : what if student attempts a question ( whose answer is neither a/b/c/d/e)
ankur : depends on XAT policy, which they may release if need arises


hemanand : what should be the section wise time division for XAT?
vivek : Try 35-35-35 with a 15 min buffer


xat : Sir, what is the expected cut-off for imtG,gim & ximb under xat?
vivek : Expected to be similar to last year. See chat transcripts for details


anu : Sir any gud colleges in CMAT?
asim : As of now,JBIMS,SYDENHAM,KJS,WELINGKAR,CHETNA,NL DALMIA are some of them,wait for more clarity in this regard,keep checking http://www.aicte-cmat.in/index.aspx


aisha : Asim sir: Is XAT essay included in calculating percentile scores,as in, I have not applied for XLRI, but I have applied for SP Jain.. So, does the essay make a difference to my XAT score? Also, are there sectional cutoffs? Lastly,please suggest some last minute tips in Quant section!!
asim : No,essay marks do not dictate your XAT percentile,for Quant revise the concepts and formulas and then relax,take the exam with lot of confidence.Best Wishes.


banna : Sir what will be the sectional cut offs for XLRI n XIMB
vivek : Very unlikely that they would not have sectionals


sachin : sir please suggest some colleges other than xlri xibm and gim...for xat scores?
vivek : TAPMI, IMT G, XIME, LIBA, IFMR


veeru : what would be the XAT-cutoff for IMT Ghaziabad??
vivek : CAT Cutoff is around 90%tile, expect the XAT cutoff to the similar


sachin : sir if i missed out the form of XLRI....will i again get such an opportunity to fill it....?
vivek : No


center : will it be progressive negative marking dis year for xat..??
asim : Can't be predicted.


vab : Gud evng sir, how do they conduct the essay writing...means there is a time difference of 10 min between exam nd essay writing?
asim : It is conducted immediately after the exam.


subhadeep : suggest few imp. topics in quant.
asim : For the section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, a good Preparation for CAT should be more than sufficient. Though it must be added that some of the questions in XAT tend to be pretty tricky and it would be advisable for students to be very judicious while attempting questions. It would also be advisable for students to brush up on their Speed Maths concepts as some of the questions in DI tend to be calculation intensive.


xat : Any last minute tips for essay writing?
ankur : check the transcript for detailed tips on essays


mydream : Are the number of questions going to change?..Will there be variable marking this time as well?
ankur : one can't predict the future


kabs : hi..sir in essay ques are we suppose to take a stand as in we are against or in favor...or are we suppose to give neutral view..
vivek : Its always preferable to give a balance opinion.


rockstar : what should be minimum correct attempts to clear each section if the paper was similar to xat 11??
vivek : http://www.time4education.com/XATPages/xat11_analysis.asp


avi : Sir ..What is sectional cut off for XLRI ?
saurabhjaiswal : 90%ile in each section and overall 98 plus


subhadeep : give some last minute tips for essay writing.
asim : Answered,plz go through the chat transcript


rockstar : does LIBA require sectional cutoffs ??
asim : In past they had pretty moderate sectional cutoffs


yuvraj : what would be the XAT cut off for SP Jain institute, Mumbai?
asim : 85 percentile for profile based calls and around 96 percentile for others.


sam : sir i am getting 80 in snap ,do i go for SITM
asim : Yes,go ahead,there is no harm in taking a shot.


trisa : sir,pls give some idea regarding d essay writing in xat exam..
ankur : answered earlier. please check transcripts


max : wat kind of topics can be expected for the essay????
asim : XAT-2007- Economic Growth without environmental damage – mirage or reality? XAT-2008- The consequence of gender imbalance – The Third World War. XAT-2009- The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery. XAT-2010- Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. XAT-2011- “The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not load himself with the most unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous in hands of man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.”


veeru : Hi Gudevening.I know this qstn is out of topic,but pls pls answer. NMAT-198(qs-76,ls-54,lr-68).I have put MBA(Core)-1st preference,Banking-2nd and capital markets as 3rd. Can I expect a call from NMIMS mumbai.I know its difficult to predict,but just take a guess.I am tensed....:(
saurabhjaiswal : 220+ is my prediction for NMIMS Mum CORE at 198, you can still be hopeful for Cap Mkts


kabs : sir...in essay what if we hv no knowledge abt the topic...then hw shld we tackle it??
ankur : try doing some kew word analysis - read each word carefully and analyse what ever u can :)


nerdyravi : Sir would essay matter for interview call ?
vivek : Not for the interview but a bad essay can trouble you in the interview


bgcc1v571 : hi, sir i wud like some advice on eng sec as u can see the trend of Xl papers is that thy are cutting on length of comprehensions and giving generally 2 para inferential tough passages.. on philosophy etc.. and this causes a prob for me .. plz suggest a strat based on previous yr paper for clearing eng cut off
ankur : read all questions. do what u can and leave the ones that u can't. don' waste time on very very tough.


banna : What would be effective time management of time for 3 sections
saurabhjaiswal : already answered, pls refer transcripts


rockstar : should we apple for cmat?? only 2 more days left for registration... pls give us an idea...
saurabhjaiswal : pls do that . . . with MAHCET declared to be called off from 2013, i can see more and more AICTE appproved b-schools taking CMAT scores from this year only


renny : 85 to 95% ile in AIMXAT's which B-Schools should I apply through Xat?
asim : XLRI,XIMB,SP JAIN,IMT-G,TAPMI,GIM


pawan : Good Eve sir, My question is how to deal with the topic of last 20 min. What are the different parts of essay we must cover in totality.I mean Essay in composite of which parts and how to write those parts of Essay. thank u in advace.
ankur : answered earlier by - check below for "intro-body-conclusion"


yuvraj : Thanks Asim, and CAT cut off for SP Jain? I have a W.E. of 45 months @ Bank of America - is that what you mean by profile based calls?
asim : Yes,profile based calls are given by primarily looking at work ex and academic profile of the applicants.


avi : What is the sectional cut off for XLRI ?
asim : Last year's cutoff for BM Overall 92 Percentile and 70-VA,90-QA,80-AR and for PMIR it was Overall 91 Percentile and 85-VA,70-QA,75-AR


nerdyravi : Till when results for XAT 2012 can be expected ?
asim : Jan 31


xat : In time mocks my score was 35 & 33 in the previous mocks? What colleges can I expect calls from?
ankur : except top 3


123 : how would u rate iipm?
asim : T.I.M.E. does not rank it among the TOP 100 B-Schools of India


suraj : vivek sir,is XAT that tough??...i mean in the link u provided 45 is the cut off for XLRI...
ankur : cutoff marks don't matter - percentile wise ranks are more important - if paper is tuff it is so for everyone.


kabs : sir...in essay writing are we suppose to take a stand as in we are against or in favor..or are we just suppose to analyze it..giving neutral conclusion???plz rply
saurabhjaiswal : try touching both the aspects and they conclude towards your inclination


sam : SIR I GOT 96 % IN MAT ,WHICH COLLEGE I SHOULD GO FOR,PLACEMENT WISE
asim : itm-navi mum,IMDR-PUNE,AMITY-NOIDA,CHRIST-BANG,VJIM-HYD are some options


xat : sIR, Could u plz. suggest any good institutes for mba in banking?
ankur : NIBM pune


lingaraj83 : Quants is not my forte. How to approach it. When should I attempt it 1st,2nd or last. VA is my strength
asim : One way is to sandwich it between your strong areas.Moreover have some buffer time at the end,you may utilize it for either boosting your overall percentile or for crossing the sectional cutoffs.


xat2000000000 : gud evning sir sir what shud be my stratergie and time distribution in each section considering the fact that i like ds,analitical reasoning,decision making more....
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


rkcb1k134 : what things should i keep in mind while writing essay?
asim : AREAS/SKILLS TESTED IN ESSAY OF XAT… XAT essay PRIMARILY test students on 1. KNOWLEDGE OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AND ISSUES and CLARITY OF THOUGHT. 2. WRTITING SKILLS, i.e., one s ability to use the language as an effective tool to express ones ideas. This would obviously include effective use of apt vocabulary, correct and unambiguous grammar, a flair for standard usage of English, precision, etc. 3. LOGICAL ABILITY, i.e., relevance of ideas, construction of one s arguments, validity of the reasoning, avoidance of common flaws in logic, most importantly, etc. 4. STRUCTURE AND STYLE of the writing, i.e., the logical flow of ideas, the logical and coherent connections among sentences and paragraphs(all words, all paragraphs should form a single whole, i.e. the THEME OF THE ESSAY). The other areas/skills tested through the essay are SOCIAL, ETHICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, ATTITUDINAL, ASPECTS OF THE CANDIDATE S PERSONALITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT.NO EXAGGERATION, NO FLOWERY LANGUAGE, NO CLICHES, NO ILLOGICALITY/IES, NO AMBIGUITY. It should DRIVE HOME THE POINT in a meticulous and matured and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, LEGIBLE manner. STRUCTURE OF XAT ESSAY... INTRODUCTION: CLEARLY TELLS WHAT THE TOPIC AND THE THEME OF THE ESSAY ARE AND THEIR RELEVANCE. MAIN PARAS(TWO TO THREE): GIVES SUPPORTING ARGUMENTS WITH RELEVANT DETAILS, EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATION. CONCLUSION: SUMS UP THE ESSAY AND REITERATES THE THEME; IF NECESSARY GIVES A PLAN OF ACTION.


xl_aspirant : Sir,i need few pointers on essay writing ...like word limit to be kept in mind ,things to be taken care of while attempting essay .What role does essay writing play during this whole selection process ??
ankur : no word limit. space and time limit only. read the SM booklet on essay writing. that will give lots of tips. the essay is used only after u get shortlisted and only by XLRI. they normally use it to ask questions/clarifications in the interview.


dheeraj : Good evening sir, Will the essay which we need to write tomorrow be considered for shortlisting the candidates for GD/PI? or will they pose questions on that at the time of personal interview?
ankur : the essay is used only after u get shortlisted and only by XLRI. they normally use it to ask questions/clarifications in the interview.


xat : Sir, please state the broad framework for essay writing?
ankur : answered earlier - check chat transcript


sam : ASIM SIR HOW IS SIES NAVI MUMBAI
asim : Its a decent B-School.We grade it among the BB grade B-Schools.


hala : how much time should i spend on each section????
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


trisa : sir how is itm,mumbai?
asim : ITM-Navi Mumbai is a decent option,we classify it among the BB Grade B-SCHOOLS.


avinash : sir actually i have completed BSc IT in distance mode from kuvempu university, karnataka, than what should i do PGDM or MBA becoz my bSc is from distance and how many institute does'nt take distance student in MBA/PGDM
ankur : pgdm and mba are same.....it does not matter if they are from good institute.


aisha : Sir, plz answer my queries!!
asim : Answered,aisha,plz check the transcript.


subala : Sir, what was the cut off for XAT last year?
asim : Mention the B-School for which you need to know the cutoff


subhadeep : what was the last year sectional cut-off for BM programme in xlri?
vivek : Already answered


shruti : I am interested in communicaton line...How are SIMC pune and SIMC bgl....wats d avg pay?
ankur : good. try mica also. for pay figures, try their websites


xat : is der need to apply separately for each college regarding xat exam..?
vivek : yes


renny : 85 to 95% ile in AIMXAT's which B-Schools should I apply through Xat?
vivek : I hope you have filled XL and XIMB. Apply to LIBA, XIME, IMT G, TAPMI


renny : sir in the mocks given by TIME my %iles range b/w 85 & 95. I am having a prob with quant getiing 2 to 4 marks only. What should be my strategy as I attempt Quant as the last section.
vivek : Reduce errors.


subhadeep : at what xat percentile tapmi takes students?
vivek : Around 80%tile


azuri : If there is an abstract topic in essay writing for XAT with no clue to the implied meaning...what should we do... ???
ankur : interpret it and then write on the interpretation


chandu : does XIMB consider the essay writing section?
vivek : No


sam : SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF OF GREAT LAKES.WHAT IS EXPECTED CUTOFF IN MHCET FOR OMS ,FOR GETTING GOOD COLLEGE?
vivek : GL is 85%tile + in CAT / XAT as per their site. MHCET OMS - depends on the college - top colleges would need 99%tile+


kabs : sir..are we suppose to give neutral view in essay or are we suppose to take a stand???plz reply
ankur : start with neutral stand. go to a side later, if you want to. if you don't want to, then end at a neutral note.


subhadeep : are there good b-schools in 70-80 range through xat?
asim : You can look at LIBA,WELINGKAR-BANG,ITM-NAVI MUMBAI,SDMIMD,KIAMS


gaurav : sir what are the cutoffs for XLRI,XIMB, SPJAIN, last year..not the percentiles...appx scores in each section,
vivek : As per last year http://www.time4education.com/XATPages/xat11_analysis.asp


raj : sir, what is the cut off for the three sections
vivek : http://www.time4education.com/XATPages/xat11_analysis.asp


sam : WHAT IS AVG PLACEMENTS/PACKAGE FOR ITM ,SIES ..PLS ANSWER MY QUESTION
saurabhjaiswal : 4-4.5 lacs an annum


debby : Sir, this is out of context but I was wondering if you have a cutoff prediction for NMIMS Mumbai. My scores are: QA - 82, LR - 72, LS - 73...an OA of 227. My first preference is Capital Markets, followed by Core and HR. What could be my chances?
asim : You have good chance debby,keep your fingers crossed.


av : @ saurabhjaiswal : does it mean other colleges do not even consider essays?and only xat score is considered by those colleges?
ankur : yes


mayank : Does XIME and LIBA consider Sectional Cutoffs in XAT...Or just the Overall Cutoff?
vivek : XIME No LIBA has sectionals - this is as per last two years' trends


s : i,ve 40 month full time work experience after 12th,then i finished my graduation-full time.will it be considered as full time work experience by good colleges. PLZ REPLY VERY IMP
asim : Most B-Schools consider work ex, only if it is full time work ex, done after graduation,and for which the person was paid a fixed salary.let me add here that their may be exceptions to this.


ashu : can we apply to gim now !!
saurabhjaiswal : have you checked the last dates ?


center : sir,will essay b considered for d intervw of b-schools oder dan XLRI??
saurabhjaiswal : cannot guarantee, but do write it well


banna : is XIMB HRM new course good one to opt for if a person wants to settle in the field of HR
vivek : As you said its a new course. But you can trust XIMB to do justice to the course. It is among the top 20 colleges in the country.


pawan : @Ankur........shall we write the headings saying intro-body-conclusion or just change of para will be enough
ankur : no heading!!! just para change!


sarthak : how should we go about solving RCs in XAT? They are lengthy and time consuming..!
saurabhjaiswal : speed reading ! ! ! or go thru the questions first and also try to locate the topics that you are familiar with


dheeraj : Sir, are there any sectional cutoffs in XAT?
asim : B-Schools like XLRI,XIMB,GIM have sectional cutoffs also.


liverpool : is it good to start with the questions with the highest marks or the easier ones ?
vivek : Irrespective of the marks you should attempt the Easiest ones. They give you confidence. It is no guarantee that you would be able to solve a tough question. An you lose big if you get it wrong.


omi : What should be the strategy for a good essay?
ankur : check transcript earlier for an answer


reddevil : Sir, i am aiming predominantly for GIM, XIM and IMT... i have a strategy to maximise in VA and DM section and give minimum time to quants so as just to get around 60%tile... is this strategy ok or i need to give at least 35 mins to quant...
vivek : Do not leave a question / section without reading it. Try to find the easiest questions or the questions that you are comfortable with. Even in QA would suggest spend min 30 mins.


sohails : im getting confused with CMAT and CET preparation. How should i tackle both ? Im very weak in quant, will that affect my CMAT scores?
saurabhjaiswal : u still have 40 days to go thru your fundamentals in Maths. start working and not worrying. . .


xat : sir, wen should we apply for colleges regarding xat exam...?
vivek : XL, XIMB the dates are over. Rest of the dates vary from institute to institute. The closest date is for TAPMI - 15TH JAN


adi : sir..last year even 15 marks in quant fetched 95 percentile..is that true??
vivek : http://www.time4education.com/XATPages/xat11_analysis.asp


rkcb1k134 : how many q's should be attempted correctly to clear VA cut -offs?
vivek : http://www.time4education.com/XATPages/xat11_analysis.asp


s : CONT. OF LAST QUES- and if some colleges are not accepting JOB EX AFTER 12th.then in the application form it will look like a void of more than 3 yrs. WAT TO DO. PLZ REPLY VRY IMP
asim : No it will not look void,you claim that you have worked, submit relevant documents, i only meant that this work ex may not be counted by them at the time compiling weightage for work ex parameter.


abhi : Sir, I wrote two aimxats - OMET 1218 and omet 1221... In both I got 95%. I have applied for XLRI and XIMB... Which other colleges should I apply? How is GIM?
vivek : Already answered. Pls check chat transcript


vicky : Sir...should we attmpt dicision making questions more or LR ques...which is more scoring...?
vivek : Both come in the same section. Depends on what you feel comfortable answering. And both are equally well scoring areas. But do not leave a question without reading it.


abhi : Also how many questions from each section do u reckon should be correct to get a call from XLRI?
vivek : http://www.time4education.com/XATPages/xat11_analysis.asp


debby : How should I approach the decision making questions? They tend to be very long reading and at the end of it, the options very dicey. Should I keep them for the last?
saurabhjaiswal : i would recommend you go through decision making handouts of TIME, so practice would help


vaibhavxat : Sir, do they consider the score of essay along with the objective paper while giving calls?
vivek : Already answered. Pls check chat history


avinash : sir howz is lovely professional university, indira pune, NDIM, EMPI, shiva shivani, placement wise
ankur : we rate NDIM, EMPI, sivasivani. we dont rate others. check details on their websites for more info


dlcc1xd73 : sir,approx.wat percentile is required in IRMA for admission in XIMB?
vivek : Roughly about 75%tile


jai : Do essays carry any marks in %ile calculation?
saurabhjaiswal : no


piyush : sir give some important tips for essay writing.....
asim : Essay Writing PRIMARILY test students on 1. KNOWLEDGE OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AND ISSUES and CLARITY OF THOUGHT. 2. WRTITING SKILLS, i.e., one s ability to use the language as an effective tool to express ones ideas. This would obviously include effective use of apt vocabulary, correct and unambiguous grammar, a flair for standard usage of English, precision, etc. 3. LOGICAL ABILITY, i.e., relevance of ideas, construction of one s arguments, validity of the reasoning, avoidance of common flaws in logic, most importantly, etc. 4. STRUCTURE AND STYLE of the writing, i.e., the logical flow of ideas, the logical and coherent connections among sentences and paragraphs(all words, all paragraphs should form a single whole, i.e. the THEME OF THE ESSAY). The other areas/skills tested through the essay are SOCIAL, ETHICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, ATTITUDINAL, ASPECTS OF THE CANDIDATE S PERSONALITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT.NO EXAGGERATION, NO FLOWERY LANGUAGE, NO CLICHES, NO ILLOGICALITY/IES, NO AMBIGUITY. It should DRIVE HOME THE POINT in a meticulous and matured and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, LEGIBLE manner. STRUCTURE OF XAT ESSAY... INTRODUCTION: CLEARLY TELLS WHAT THE TOPIC AND THE THEME OF THE ESSAY ARE AND THEIR RELEVANCE. MAIN PARAS(TWO TO THREE): GIVES SUPPORTING ARGUMENTS WITH RELEVANT DETAILS, EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATION. CONCLUSION: SUMS UP THE ESSAY AND REITERATES THE THEME; IF NECESSARY GIVES A PLAN OF ACTION.


liverpool : last year instead of an essay there was some other question.how do we go about in such cases. can you please explain that question ?
asim : If the question happens to be like that of 2011, i.e., an argument is given and we asked to analyze it, then one needs to study the topic¦ 2. Identify the main conclusion of the author s argument. 3. Identify the reasons/premises. 4. Identify the assumptions. 5. Check the validity of the argument. 6. Identify the aspects that make it valid or invalid. 7. Then, simply write about these impressions in the manner of a CRITIQUE. 8. Keep all the other aspects of the essay discussed earlier.


v : Can you pls tell about the cutoffs for LIBA and XIME? Previous years it wasnt there, will it be this time?
asim : Around 75 and around 80 percentile respectively


debby : Sir, has XLRI commented on sectional cutoffs this year?
vivek : Pls explain


shubham : Thanks a lot Ankur sir .........
ankur : u r welcome :)


sarthak : what topics should be revised from higher mathematics for XAT???
saurabhjaiswal : co-ordinate geo, conditional probability


subhadeep : suggest few time material for DM.
vivek : There are practice papers given as part of the Lot 3 for DM


purshotam : sir please tell wheather fill the cmat form or not, i not fill the gim form
asim : Yes,take CMAT all the MAH-CET(MBA) Based B-Schools are accepting CMAT scores also.You may fill GIM also,if you are expecting more than 80 percentile in XAT-2012.


av : i got 94%ile in MAT dec..now the thing is i am eligible for christ gd/pi process. they are saying that if candidate gets selected he has to take admission within 7 days of declaration of merit list..i.e.till 9th feb.. i want to know what if i get better colg than christ thr' other exams? also is it ok if i appear to christ gd/pi in march, as they have 2 stages of selection?
asim : In case you are expecting a better B-School, then you may take gdpi in march, or else go ahead and attend right now.


renny : renny: 85 to 95% ile in AIMXAT's which B-Schools should I apply through Xat? asim: XLRI,XIMB,SP JAIN,IMT-G,TAPMI,GIM Sir but I have a 3 yrs Gap after Grads. Will it be a hindrance in all the above B- Schools?
saurabhjaiswal : apply at all. . . if u are able to justify the gap, it wont be such a hinderance


trisa : sir,pls suggest some colleges for 65 percentile in mat score..
asim : PSG,FORTUNE,FOSTIIMA,NDIM,SCMS-COCHIN,IPE-HYD


adi : ASIM SIR....which would be better...lower attempts with higher accuracy..or to take a few guesses and attempt more questions??
vivek : In a paper like XAT its always better to go for accuracy


an : Sir, at what %le will SP JAIN extend a call?
asim : 85 Percentile for profile based calls and around 96 percentile for others


liverpool : except for quant(higher maths esp) i am confident about the other 2 areas.is it advisable to spend more time for the other sections to maximise the score ?
vivek : Do not do any last min. preparation now. Just be confident in your preparation. Relax have a fresh mind for tomorrow.


piyush : atleast how many Questions should be attempted from Quant and DI section......
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


jai : In essays, can we use sub-headings and can we write in style of point by point?
saurabhjaiswal : essays are paragraph wise only


renny : renny: 85 to 95% ile in AIMXAT's which B-Schools should I apply through Xat? asim: XLRI,XIMB,SP JAIN,IMT-G,TAPMI,GIM Sir but I have a 3 yrs Gap after Grads. Will it be a hindrance in all the above B- Schools?
asim : It depends on how you handle the questions related to it in the PI.Prepare well for PI and i am sure you will be able to convince them.Best Wishes.


mbaspirant : Sir which of the 2 exam is more advisable to write for colleges of the ranking as GIM & Welingkar - CMAT or MAT feb 2012??
vivek : GIM does not take MAT scores.


renny : Thank you Saurabh sir and Asim sir!
asim : On behalf of both of us,You are always welcome Renny.


rahulm : which of these colleges have sectional cutoff in XAT GIM,LIBA,MDI,KJSom ?
vivek : All except GIM.


purshotam : but last date of gim is over, how i can fill that?
vivek : Today is the last date for GIM through CMAT. Check their site.


debby : @Vivek Sir: Sir I was wondering if XLRI will have sectional cutoffs this year as well and has commented on the same.
vivek : Very unlikely that they would not have it.


spunky : what is the expected cut off for TAPMI?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


nbansal : sir, I can't find any SM which is specifically on essary writing as you said. Can you please let me know the booklet? 2) Can you please also suggest an approximate time-distribution which a student should follow for XAT exam sections?
ankur : a. SM111201 b. time proportionate to marks of section


abhi : an off- topic question - In cat I attemped around 19 questions from each of the sections. Should get about 95% of them correct. Was on the 29th morning slot.. Wat % should I expect? and should I apply to the IITs? How is IIT KGP?
vivek : Would not comment on percentile prediction for CAT. IIT KGP is very good college.


xat2012 : what is the sectional cut off for s p jain,imt ghaziabad through xat
saurabhjaiswal : SP would definitely consider ( atleast 75%ile ) sectional cut-offs


yuvraj : I have been noticing about GIM institute in the transcripts. Is it recommended for experienced aspirants?
vivek : Depends on what you want. If you have >3 yrs - not recommended.


trisa : sir,for the colleges of maharastra what is the percentage of revervation for candidates outside maharastra through mahcet score...
asim : 15%


banna : How is XIMB HRM program Is it better than NMIMN HR
saurabhjaiswal : at par with NM - HR


mayank : How much are the sectional cutoffs in XAT for LIBA and TAPMI??
vivek : LIBA is 80%tile over all with mid 60%tile or so for sections. TAPMI last 2 yrs have not considered sectionals


pandey : sir tell me colleges who takes % between 50%- 80% of Xat
asim : KIAMS,ITM-NAVI MUMBAI,VJIM,SIVA SIVANI,BIMM-PUNE


rahulm : can I apply to LIBA,MDI,KJSom now?
asim : Please check their respective websites for last date for applying.


nefario : sir 1 question do we need to mention MAIN HEADING in the essay just like times of india does it in its editorials ?
asim : Not necessary to use Times of India kind of headings


mansi : as gim has been taking xat scores 4 admissions.but now vl it tak cmat scores also 4 admissions?
asim : Yes,it will accept both XAT and CMAT scores.


catty : Asim sir, how many minimum question to be attempted to be on safer side????
asim : A similar query has already been answered. Please check the chat transcript.


pful : sir i have 206 in nmat and 62 in lr......do u think ill get a call.....i am thinking of missing the xat exam because my semester xams are going on....pls reply
saurabhjaiswal : mba core at NM looks difficult, sectoral looks possible


banna : What would be cut-off for MBA HR in NMIMS Mumbai Pls answer
asim : LAST Year it was 210 with sectional cutoffs


pnca1d621 : does any other college except xlri take essays into consideration?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


vickyhaasan : wat is the cut off i should get in CAT and XAT for LIBA
asim : Last year it was around 75 percentile


v : please suggest best colleges under MAT?
asim : A similar query has already been answered. Please check the chat transcript.


mbaspirant : Sir which of the 2 exams is more advisable to write for colleges of the ranking as GIM and WELINGKAR - CMAT or MAT feb 2012??
asim : GIM(PGDM)only accepts XAT and CMAT SCORES.It does not accepts MAT-Feb scores.check http://www.gim.ac.in/gim_admission_process.php


xat : sir, i filled the xat form n sent it via courier. till now i didnt apply separately to any college. then for which colleges i hav actally applied?....plz guide me...
saurabhjaiswal : hv u taken mockxats ? or AIMCATs


2805 : sir,pls suggest some colleges for 65-70 percentile in cat score..
asim : KIAMS,ITM-NAVI MUMBAI,AMRITA,KIAMS,IISWBM,VJIM-HYD are some of the options.


chandu : sir,pls suggest some colleges for 76 percentile in mat score.
asim : A similar query has already been answered. Please check the chat transcript.


shailja : hi,each question is having equal marking or they have differential marking?
vivek : It not known as of now.


snigdha : what is the expected cut of ximb for odisha students and cut off of xiss,ranchi????
vivek : Overall cut off can be expected to be about 8-10%tile lesser sectionals about 10-12%tile lesser for Odisha Dom. XISS - Its expected to be about 65%tile


s : sir very imp for me plz answer my questions, questions after ma question are already answered.
asim : Answered,plz check


jrcb1l514 : Sir i am an engineer with 7 months work ex in a START UP. Will it be counted in any of the good institutes if I get a good score??
vivek : Yes


v : Can you suggest colleges with 75cile of CAT score?
saurabhjaiswal : BIMTECH , KIAMS, AMRITA , ITM, IBA


raj : wat will be the cut off for SIMB pune
vivek : Expected to be 95+ in SNAP


harry : sir i got 190 in nmat...what are my chances for mba in banking and finance at mumbai campus!!
saurabhjaiswal : already answered , pls refer transcripts


ash : sir, whether one can avoid a section completely, answering the other two sections completely in XAT 2012? since i am weak in maths section of xat...
vivek : Not advisable. Try to allot at least 25-30 mins to it and attempt the questions you are most comfortable with


mansi : please answer my question.it is creating great confusion in ma mind
asim : Answered,plz check


karthik : Gd evng. Can u please list out few imp topics in quant for last min concepts brush ups?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


v : I have got 175 in NMAT, can i get a call for bangalore/hyderabad campus? Also, how are these colleges?
asim : Yes,you have a good chance(if you can manage the sectionals), they both seem promising B-Schools(though they will not be in the same league as NMIMS-Mumbai).


vaibhavxat : sir i have 215 in nmat....do i have any chances for core mba in nmims mum??
asim : Yes,you do(if you manage the sectionals).Best Wishes.


mahesh : sir,pls suggest some colleges for 75-85 percentile in cat...
saurabhjaiswal : already answered , pls refer transcripts


aisha : Sir, what are the most important areas in Maths for XAT?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


dg : sir,which one of these two is better at xlri,jamshedpur,is it PMIR or BM?
vivek : Both are equally good. Depends on what your career objectives are


sonu : good evening sir if i leave the topic of distribution double line uo how far is it going to affect me?
asim : Right now, just revise the concepts,best wishes


nefario : sir pls reply to my query so i can leave..thnx in advance
asim : Answered,plz check


cat : how is the placement scenario in welingkar?average placement in both campuse??
asim : Pretty decent,avg sal for 2011(mumbai) was around 7 Lakhs p.a.


somesh : what can be imt ghaziabad cuttoff by XAT and also cuttoff for IIT's by CAT
asim : IMT-G cutoff Could be 92+,IITs(except roorkee) may be around 95 percentile.


anand11 : Wthat if the essay topic is totally unknown???????? Whot shud one do in such a situation????????
saurabhjaiswal : relate it to business scenario in particular


catnxat : hello sir... i m strong at quant and LR/DI/AR but weak at verbal..... wat shud be my approach in the examination.. shud i devote much time to verbal in actual exam...
saurabhjaiswal : concentrate on strengths, and manage to do the easyones in ENGLISH


v : Can we get the fair idea about CMAT cutoff for GIM?
vivek : Should be in the high 90%tiles


adi : SIR i am very weak in PnC and PROBABILITY...rest maths is pretty strong..will dat affect my performance?? :(
vivek : Should not.


xat : Which are the top 4 colleges under xat?
saurabhjaiswal : xlri, ximb, SPJAIN, GIM, LIBA


mayank : Sir, I have got 97.19%le in December MAT...With composite score of 729.5. In English section I have got only 16%le. I am confused whether i should appear for Feb MAT or not?? Please suggest whether i should appear for Feb MAT or my Dec MAT score is good enough???
asim : A similar query has already been answered. Please check the chat transcript.


kabs : sir...plz answer my ques...plzz..its urgent sir...hw are we suppose to conclude our essay..shld we give neutral view..or are we suppose to take a stand as in we are in favor or against it????plz reply
saurabhjaiswal : pls refer transcripts, ur query answered


harsh : on which topics should i concontrate on for tommorow exam?
vivek : Already answered. Pls check history


sonu : what all thing should be touched before going for exam,either i should solve mock xat papers or previous years xat papers
asim : Right now just revise the concepts,best wishes


vaibhavxat : also sir, i have cleared iift but scored marginally above cutoffs..i just scored 45.69..If i do godd at gd/pi do i have any chance of converting the call?
saurabhjaiswal : congs for the call. . . now work hard to convert it, my students have done this maNY Times efore


356 : are punctuation based ques are asked in XAT???????
saurabhjaiswal : nopes


chandra : sir i have 3 month of ex in IDBI capital(full time) during the graduation period then should i mention it in my resume for personal interview or not
vivek : You can mention in the interview - but it is not work exp as defined in the application processes of colleges. Only full time, paid for jobs after graduation count as work ex


sonu : or only revise the concepts
asim : Right now just revise the concepts,best wishes


rj : hows the LIBA College?suggest ranking..
vivek : Already answered.


abhishek : which is better IFMR or LIBA in terms of placements and industry exposure
vivek : IFMR for finance. LIBA for all other specializations.


srihari : sir are there any sectional cut offs in XAT
asim : B-Schools like XLRI and XIMB have sectional cutoffs also.


debby : Sir, if possible please do answer my question regarding NMAT scores. :)
asim : Answered,plz check


chandra : sir i am BBA holder then we can apply for IIT's MBA or not.. tell me plz
saurabhjaiswal : only engineers for IITs, even M.Sc. would qualify


mansi : please anwer me.
asim : Answered,plz check


vaibhavxat : thanks asim sir...my sectionals are: QS:88,LR:67 and LS:60
asim : Ok, best wishes.


g123 : sir, is the training period in job also counted in work ex?
vivek : All full time paid for jobs after graduation are counted under work ex including probation period


ash : sir, whether all the xat based institutes focus on sectional cut-offs in XAT 2012? if not, can u specify a few GOOD ONES WHICH DOESN'T NEED SECTIONAL CUT-OFF?
vivek : Already answered. Pls check chat history


sonu : sir what is the average package of itm navi mumbai,fiibnew delhi,niilm greater noida,which of them is better,sir please answer
asim : ITM-NAVI is a better option, the avg sal for 2011 was around 6 Lakhs p.a.


harry : sir but i asked for banking and finance mba at mumbai campus?? score 190 ls-57,lr-67,qa-66 thank you !!
asim : Last year the cutoff was 210 with sectional cutoffs, therefore, you seem to have less chances, though you have pretty good chance at Bang and Hyd.


rj : my dec mat percentile is 86.11...suggest college
asim : AMITY-NOIDA,ITM-NAVI MUM,CHRIST-BANG,VJIM-HYD,BIMM-PUNE,FORTUNE-NEW DELHI,SCMS-COCHIN,MS RAMMIAH-BANGALORE


nagayush : Sir sorry for being out of topic.. I got 99.85 percentile in MAT DEC. Please suggest 2-3 colleges of MAT for which I should apply considering placements and reputation. Thank You
asim : ITM-NAVI MUMBAI,AMITY-NOIDA,CHRIST-BANGALORE


sonu : please answer
asim : Answered,plz check


dg : on the IITkgp website application for mba has started but what about IIT,mumbai and delhi?could not find any related info?has it started or yet to start?i could not get the required link
saurabhjaiswal : not yet started , likely to start after CAT scores are out


vaibhavxat : @Saurabh Sir: On what topics should i concentrate on with respect to the GD/PI of IIFT?
asim : Some of the topics used last year were India's global image is guided by private enterprises. India's equity market growth has reflected strong fundamental gains. M and A-A expensive way of corporate growth. Privatization of sports in India will attract more talent. India's productiviy growth is indeed as rapid as compared to other nations.


rj : plz answer me
asim : Answered,plz check


kaca1l245 : do XIME and XISS contain sectional cutoffs??wat do the mentioned figures like 45+ for XAT 11,sectional cutoffs or overall??
asim : Last year the cutoff for XIME was around 80 percentile and for XISS it was around 45 percentile.The latter did not have sectional cutoffs.


chutzpah : could u tell me what should one do if there is a no answer in a question?should we leave it or mark any option
saurabhjaiswal : leave it, but after cross checking your approach


debby : Thank you Asim Sir. Does NMIMS release separate cutoff lists for the various courses?
saurabhjaiswal : yes , it does


rexraja : Hello, last 20 mins is allotted for open-handed question - What does it mean? will that be an essay writing or anything else? how to prepare the same? how does it affect our XAT score?
vivek : It does not affect your XAT score. XAT has not revealed what it means by open ended question. It may include essays. So remain calm. Every one has the same knowledge about this as you.


rockstar : plz arrange= iilm, niilm, ndim.
saurabhjaiswal : ndim, niilm only


jai : Give some suggestions on decision making q's
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


dk : sir how is ximb-pgdrm .... whats the average package ? i am having 28 months of IT experience... have 98 % in IRMA but missed it by whisker due to sectional..pretty close though.. please suggest..
asim : The batch of PGDRM in 2010 achieved an average salary of 5.3 Lakhs p.a.(with highest of 9.5 Lakhs p.a.) The batch of PGDRM in 201111 saw its average salary go up 1.1 times to touch INR 6.57 lakhs per annum with an even bigger and better list of recruiters.Let me add that both the years the entire batch was placed.Finally, since its a sectoral program,you should opt for it only if you are genuinely interested in making a career in this domain.In case you are interested in making a career in rural management, then along with XIMB, you should also aim at IIM A(PGP-ABM),IIML(PGP-ABM) and IRMA.


azuri : is NMIMS Bangalore a good option? i scored 191 in the first take. The rtake didnt go well...
vivek : NMIMS Blr is decent.


v : Can you arrange Amity noida, ITM navi mumbai, bimtech, christ, IILM?
ankur : itm>bimtech=christ>iilm>amity


akshay2005 : @asim how mch is the cutt off for IMT G ?????????
asim : It could be 92+


kim : sir i have filled forms of simsr[ib],nirma,imt nagpur,sdmimd,and expecting 80-85%tile is this sufficient..
asim : Add IFMR,TAPMI,XIME,WELINGKAR-MUMBAI to this list


adi : REPLYY SIRRRRR.....tomorrow is xat :D
vivek : Answered


variantguy : Sir pardon me for my question being off the topic. I have scored 203 in NMAT. QS-71, LS-66, LR-66. Is this the final score or yet to be scaled? I couldn't understand how my score is not a multiple of 3, given that there was no negative marking. Also, is this good enough for Mumbai campus?
vivek : MBA Core - Mumbai campus - touch and go. About scaling already answered.


raj : In CAT ...i have done 17 in quant and 21 in VA..wat percentile i can expect
asim : Cannot be predicted


banna : Sir NMIMS is releasing the scores. are these scores the final scores or will be scaled again?
vivek : They are the final scaled scores. They would take the best score in case of multiple attempts.


rj : please answer...
asim : Answered,plz check


rexraja : sir how to go about the QUANT section in XAT?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


mayank : Sir, I have got 97.19%le in December MAT...With composite score of 729.5. In English section I have got only 16%le. I am confused whether i should appear for Feb MAT or not?? Please suggest whether i should appear for Feb MAT or my Dec MAT score is good enough? Pls Reply..
asim : You may take another shot at MAT(Considering your English section performance),work hard in the meantime.Best Wishes.


gautam : Gd evening sir. can any background student fill the form for IIT/mba
asim : No,please check respective iit websites.


ivancool : sir is studying times 1201 and 1209 is sufficient for XAT?
vivek : More than sufficient


rexraja : what is the weightage for essay in xat?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


rj : sir answer my query..
asim : AMITY-NOIDA,ITM-NAVI MUM,CHRIST-BANG,VJIM-HYD,BIMM-PUNE,FORTUNE-NEW DELHI,SCMS-COCHIN,MS RAMMIAH-BANGALORE


kaca1l245 : thank you sir...at around 70 percentile in XAT, wat clgs can I expect???
vivek : If you can take it upto 80 - then colleges like XIME, GIM, LIBA open up. Work hard and get the best possible score.


ankit : SIR.. just 1 doubt.. i was going thru xat 2008 paper on time website.. is the correct one uploaded there? because the link consists the name iiftoriginal.. please do answer this coz i am solving this paper and was doubting to solve it further after i just saw this. thnx in advance..
vivek : Its original. The link is common for all not cat tests.


dk : sir plz reply..!
asim : Answered,plz check


abhishek : will xat rcs be generally tough. can one attempt it despite of the time it consumes to maximise sore or attempting other va areas is safe
vivek : Attempt questions that you are comfortable with


sri : hello! sir, can i get a call from a good college for which i havn't applied if i have scored good?
vivek : No


pretty4 : please ans. is general awareness Qs going to come this time in XAT?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


ls : sir does xat have sectional cut-offs?
asim : A similar query has already been answered. Please check the chat transcript.


abhishek : does iit madras accept XAT. if so what would be the likely cut off
vivek : IITs are going to use CAT only as per the info that is available publicly


ivancool : wads will be da cut off for GIM?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


bpca1a022 : sir,i scored OA- 197 in nmat, QA- 77, LS-56 , LA-64....do i stand a chance of getting a call..??
vivek : Similar question answered earlier.


rexraja : what is preferred time allocation among 3 section?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


ivancool : sir wad shld be da strategy for essay if some vague topic is asked? about which we hve very less knowledge?
ankur : try using Key Work approach to write about some keywords which u can understand....


chutzpah : imt ghaziabad xat sectional cut offs?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


vikas : what should be the minimum length of an essay in xat
vivek : There are only about 20-25 lines of space available. Should be atleast 100-150 words


vikas : how xat scores are calaculated
vivek : There is no scaling process. Its as per the marks in the questions correct minus negative marks for incorrect ones.


vikas : by attending minimum questions can i get more than 90 percentile
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


aa : any guidance regarding the pattern?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


nilu : sir what about institutes taking cat n xat scores both...like ximb,liba ....wat about their preference towards these exams? should we apply on the basis of cat or xat to them?
vivek : Colleges taking multiple scores would give you the best possible chance of an interview call apply using both.


av : pls ans my Q...i m waiting for last 1.30 hr
asim : Answered ,plz check


rj : gim has sectional cutoff or not?
vivek : Not for the last 2 years.


agrinthus : They have said that they'll give an Open ended question.Is it sure that its Essay and not anything else ?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


pai : what could be the percentile requirements for MICA?(CAT percentile)
vivek : Around 90%tile


srihari : sir can u pls mentin the top b schools taking CMAT score
asim : JBIMS,SYDENHAM,WELINGKAR,KJ SOMAIYA,GIM have declared so far that they would do so, for more check out http://www.aicte-cmat.in/index.aspx


ivancool : will da paper will be based on diffrentila marking?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


yuvraj : while calculating CAT score, would they consider any other factor (e.g. work ex) apart from the CAT examination score?
vivek : Not for score. But for calls yes.


nagayush : Sir please answer
asim : ANSWERED,PLZ CHECK


mayank : Sir pls answer my last question...
asim : Answered,plz check


sona : sir i haven't prepared at all for xat. and i am very weak in maths. What can i do?
vivek : Similar question already answered. Check chat history


dg : in the previous qs papers of xat,sometimes it so happened that 1 qs has got two correct options,in that case are we going to mark any 1 of them or have to mark both?and this time what will be the marking for each correct and each wrong answer?
vivek : Give the most appropriate answer. If its a wrong question then it would be ignored. If it has multiple answers, then you need to mark all answers


v : Pls suggest best college under MAT, as I have got above 90%? Any Better than ITM?
asim : A similar query has already been answered. Please check the chat transcript.


mani : apart from the admit card what else should we take
vivek : Pen and a valid id proof. Its mentioned on the admit card.


vijay : what are topics we can expect for essay writing in xat
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


piyush : CAT percentile for BIMTECH
asim : Last year it was around 70 percentile


ivancool : sir im scoring around 80 percentiles in mockxat is it enuf for GIM? plus i dont have work ex?
asim : Go ahead and apply to GIM,IFMR,TAPMI,WELINGKAR,XLRI


pratul : sir I could not give Mock xat b'cas of heavy office schedule. I practiced last 3 years Xat paper section wise. I could get 15-18 Q in LR& decision making;10-15 in VA but 10-15q in Quant right. Am i doinf things right? Pl. guide
vivek : Doing good. Expect 90%tile


dg : sir,which premiere institutes accept cmat score?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


catnxat : sir....wat is the last date to apply for CMAT
asim : 9 JAN


ritthere4u : Hi Sir......one small question... LIBA or XISS ??
vivek : LIBA


rj : Tapmi xat cutoff percentile?
asim : 85-90 PERCENTILE


rj : cat percentile for nirma?
asim : last year it was 80 percentile overall with 50 percentile sectional or 95 percentile overall without sectionals


debdc10 : sir how many question should we try to get above 90%ile?
asim : cannot be predicted as it depends on difficulty level of XAT-2012 paper.best wishes.


preeti : hi every1. wht no of Q's wud b called a decent attempt in xat? in each section...??
asim : A similar query has already been answered. Please check the chat transcript.


sri : How can I get the list of institutes taking CMAT scores. The website doesn't show anything.
vivek : Its not out as of now. Expected to come after the registration is over.


bittu : sir is their reservation of seats for sc st &obc?
vivek : which college?


mansi : sorry 4 out going out of context,bt i have given my nmat on 13 dec.when do u expect d results to be out?
vivek : Its out.


bittu : is their reservation of seats for sc st obcs in xat?
vivek : Depends on college. XLRI, GIM - No


catnxat : sir i have applied for INFORMATION MANAGEMENT in SP jain......but wen sumdays before i visited there site again..i checked there last year stats ...i notice that there were only 2% freshers in INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 0% in OPERATIONS , 30% in MARKETING ,40% in FINANCE.... ...so it seems that they do not entertain freshers in INFORMATION MANAGEMENT and OPERATIONS...sir i m a frsher...is that mean that doors of SP Jain are now closed for me already...i has a very good profile..
ankur : they may not have taken in the last year but they may do so in the current year - do apply!


ivancool : sir does GIM stress on essay for short listing?
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


xat2000000000 : xat2000000000: gud evning sir sir what shud be my stratergie and time distribution in each section considering the fact that i like ds,analitical reasoning,decision making more....
vivek : Already answered. Check chat history


chulbul : sir this is supposed to b a xat based discussions..u r rplyng to all tom dick n harrys about nmat ..mat n evrythng..n not answering my xat query!!!!!!
vivek : Whats your q?


trisa : sir,what is the minimum cut off for snap to get into any college in symbiosis university.
asim : please check http://www.time4education.com/SNAP_2011_Analysis.htm


xat : minimum cut-off to get into symbiosis inst. of banking mgt?
asim : could be around 75 marks


shweta : sir please guide me on quetion selection for quantative section
vivek : Choose the questions that you are most comfortable with and answer. There is usually ample choice in XAT


anurag : sir i scored 209 in NMAT...is there any chance to get into NMINMS Bangalore campus??
asim : v.good chance(if you manage sectionals)



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