Chat on AIMCAT 1625!
(Chat Transcript)

sres12512 : SIR FROM WHERE TO PREPARE FOR MICAT G.A. ???
bhuvanaganesh : prepare business GK. www.gktoday.com, frontline, our magazines, GA papers, previous year question papers


saba : IS XISS OR XIME IS BETTER AND WITH 62 OVERALL PERCENTILE {NC OBC} WHICH ONE CAN I EXPECT
bharat : XIME is better...


srav : GOOD EVENING SIRS
kapilbhandari : Good Evening


saba : I GOT SHORTLISTED FOR NMIMS PHARMA MNGMT BUT CONFUSED WHETHER IS IT WORTHY IN TERMS OF PACKAGE . CAN U TELL ME THE PACKAGE IF I LL GO WITH THIS
mamtabawa : Package is decent between 7- 9 lakhs , can consider .


deep : SIR HOW TO START PREPERATION FOR CAT 2015 GOT 87 PERCENTILE IN CAT 2014
bhuvanaganesh : Work systematically. Revise the basics. Write all AIMCATs


abc22 : SHORTLISTED FOR SIBM HYDERABAD.... IS IT WORTH JOINING?
prakashrajput : Depends on the alternatives. Its a new college. So, SIBM's brand name is what we will need to go with.


mayank : SIR HOW TO WORK IN VA
charlton : For now, please practice Parajumbles and Parajumble and Odd sentence out really well. Read newspapers like Hindu and magazines like Economist. Then target question types like Grammar, Critical Reasoning and Summary of para.


saba : TILL NOW I VE NOT PREPARED ANYTHING FOR GD/PI STILL PREPARING FOR MAT FEB EXAM SIR PLEASE HELP FOR GD/PI
gouri : For GD/PI you would need to contact your nearest T.I.M.E centre.


akshay : SIR HOW WOULD YOU RATE A SCORE OF 90+65=155 FOR SOMEONE WHO WAS APPEARING FOR HIS FIRST MOCK
prakashrajput : Its an exceptional start. Maintain the tempo.


mayank : I GOT 59.35 HOW TO GO ABOIT
kapilbhandari : As of now, focus on your classes and revise all that has been covered. Analysis the AIMCAT result and find out if you committed any mistake in your known area. Work on that.


easwar : MY PERCENTILE ON AIMCAT1625 IS 99.03. THIS WAS A TEST WRITTEN WITH LEAST PREPARATION. WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THIS AIMCAT? WITH A 10TH-94% 12TH-96% AND BE- 8.94(TILL 5TH SEM) AND NO WORK EXPERIENCE WHAT WOULD BE THE REQUIRED PERCENTILE TO JOIN IIM B AND IIM K?
kapilbhandari : Congrats for the score. Since it was first, so good going. However as more topics will be covered and more students will join in, you need to keep the momentum going.


abhi350 : HOW TO IMPROVE MY VERBAL ABILITY SKILLS? AND HOW TO AVOID GETTING QUESTIONS WRONG,...
gouri : V.A focus on strengthening Grammar concepts and vocabulary building.


vikask : SIR WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS OF NE IIM
bharat : What? I think you mean new IIMs... Written aptitude test (essay) and interview.


abbyudaya : SIR, FIRST AIM-CAT, WAS NOT GOOD FOR ME I SCORED A LOW PERCNTLE.WHAT WOULD U SUGGEST REGRDING QUANT AND ESPCIALLY. C.R PART. TO SCORE GOOD INTHESE AREAS
bhuvanaganesh : Please prepare for CAT 15 regularly. Give equal importance to all areas


kartica : GOOD EVENING SIR/MAM
bharat : Good evening! What's your query?


tharun : WHAT IS A GOOD SCORE IN FIRST AIMCAT?
asim : It does not matter what your score is in the first AIMCAT, what matters is how you work from there on, make sure you identify the areas that trouble you ( strengths and weaknesses ) and work on them. Take every single AIMCAT, make sure you look at each one of them as a learning experience.


harsh9999 : XAT OVERALL 82.22,( QUANTS 94, ENGLISH 35, DM 86) CAN I GET A CALL FROM TAPMI,LIBA?
bharat : LIBA, yes and TAPMI, difficult chance.


shubh : SIR,I GOT 112 MARKS 94 PERCENTILE,WHICH IS VERY LOW ACCORDING TO MY PREPARATION,I WAS ABLE TO ATTEMPT ONLY 51 QUESTIONS 29 IN QUANT'S AND 21 IN VA..HOW TO INCREASE THE SPEED SIR?
prakashrajput : At this stage, you should focus on completing your syllabus. At the same time keep writing the sectional tests on your SHP.


harsha0406 : SRYY SIR FOR DEVIATING FROM TOPIC.......I HAVE CALL FROM SIOM.IS IT WORTH GOING TO JOIN THAT IF I CONVERT MY CAL.........PLZ TELL ME.....OR ELSE I'L OPT SRCC-GBO.....REALLY CONFUSED
mamtabawa : Hi , between SIOM & SRCC - GBO - Entirely your choice but the latter would be best one to select .


val : SIR MAT CUT OFF FOR GREAT LAKES.
bhuvanaganesh : around 95.5 percentile


ashimer : HI ALL, DID QUITE WELL IN QUANT/ DI SECTION OF AIMCAT BUT LOST THE PLOT IN VERBAL ESPECIALLY RC. HOW DO I ENHANCE MY SKILLS AT PASSAGES / SENTENCE CORRECTIONS ? I DO READ FOR AN HOUR OR SO DAILY BUT STILL NOT ABLE TO IMPROVE.
charlton : Do not lose hope. In R.C. Practice makes perfect. Try inferring the questions correctly. For now read an article for inference and understanding specific details thoroughly.


abhi : SIR, BY DOING ALL QUESTIONS IN TIME STUDY MATERIAL FOR QUANT ENOUGH TO CRACK SECTION 1 IN ACTUAL CAT. I HAVE LOT PROBLEM IN SECTION 2, HOW CAN I IMPROVE IT? I HAVE AMPLE TIME AS I LEFT THE JOB TO PREPARE FOR CAT 2015.
gouri : for section 2, work on your grammar. Practise R.C and read extensively.


anshu : SIR..I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO IMPROVISE ON CRITICAL REASONING AS I PERFORMED BADLY IN THAT
bhuvanaganesh : attend these sessions regularly and practice critical reasoning papers


harsh9999 : SHOULD I APPLY FOR KJ SOMAIYA WITH XAT SCORE OF 82.22(AS ITS ACCEPTING XAT SCORE FOR THE FIRST TIME)?
kapildixit : looks tough. IB can be expected.


saba : IS IMT HYD N NAGPUR IS WORTH TO JOIN AND WHAT ABOUT THEIR PLACEMENTS
satyaprakash : Their placements are quite average. Consider joining them only if you have no better options and if you are hell-bent on pursuing an MBA degree this year itself.


ratan123 : HOW TO PREPARE FOR VOCAB AND GRAMMAR???
gouri : Grammar , work on the parts of speech and for Vocabulary, set a target and learn about 20 new words in a day.


johnnybalraj : SIR PLEASE GIVE A ROUGH IDEA ON HOW TO WRITE SOP..
charlton : SOP:Gather all important information pertaining to your professional life (if working), academic life (college, high school), personal accomplishments and family background, any specific incidence or a person who has influenced you etc. (b) Evaluate yourself – DO a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) of yourself. (c) Question yourself – Why do I want to pursue this course? How will this effort make a difference to my life or my family or to the society? What are my career objectives? What opportunities will this education create? Will this education get me the skills and exposure to achieve my career objectives?


abhiamar : WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS A TARGET AMOUNT OF DAILY PREPARATION TIME THAT ONE WOULD NEED TO PUT IN ON AN AVERAGE IF WE START PREPARING TODAY?
charlton : Atleast two hours everyday, ensuring that you cover all areas in a week. Increase the time after two months. Read newspapers online daily.


mayank : SIR HOW SHOULDI
asim : Please post your query again.


sidnit : HOW DO I IMPROVE MY SPEED AT READING COMPREHENSION?
prakashrajput : At this stage, reading habit should be worked upon. Read at least 4 novels a month for the next 4-5 months.


easwar : MY PERCENTILE ON AIMCAT1625 IS 99.03. WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THIS AIMCAT? WITH A 10TH-94% 12TH-96% AND BE- 8.94(TILL 5TH SEM) AND NO WORK EXPERIENCE WHAT WOULD BE THE REQUIRED PERCENTILE TO JOIN IIM B AND IIM K?
tarannumraza : yes, a good chance !


john : SIR IS THERE A CHANCE FOR A CALL IN IMT HYD N NAGPUR AT CAT 64 %ILE?
bharat : Yes...


neethu : SIR,I HAVE GOT A PERCENTILE OF 73.57 FOR AIMCAT1625.HOW CAN IT BE RATED ?
satyaprakash : Not bad, for starters. Analyse your performance and try to better your showing next time round. There is still a long way to go.


astha : HOW TO COMPARE THE OPTIONS IN VA AS IT LOOKS ALL THE SAME.
satyaprakash : No two options are the same and if they are, both can be safely ruled out. If you are unable to distinguish between the answer options, look at the solutions and figure out where you went wrong. Most of the times, people go wrong because of incorrect assumptions and/or misinterpreting the given data.


ankit : SIR HOW WOULD YOU RATE A SCORE OF 82+68=150(99.02%LE). ALSO SIR, I ATTEMPTED 66 QUESTIONS WITH 54 CORRECT BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO EVEN TAKE A GLANCE OF AROUND 20 ODD QUESTIONS. ANY TIPS...
charlton : Managing the paper and managing time are critical. Before you begin solving the questions, take 2 minutes initially to see all questions. THis will give you an idea about questions and their difficulty level and in which round you would want to solve them. DO the paper in rounds - all easy questions first, then the difficult ones etc.


mayank : SIR 10 72% 12 62 BBA 69.5% WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I GET FOR IIM
kapilbhandari : Rather than focusing on percentile as of now, let's first focus on preparing in depth for all topics. You can surely get all IIM calls, if you are through with your concepts.


prat12 : URGENT.PLEASE HELP! I HAVE 72.4%ILE IN SNAP AND GOT A CALL FROM SIOM. MY PROFILE IS: X=83%; XII=86.33%; BTECH (PREMIER INSTITUTE)= 56.8%. ALSO I HAVE 3 YEARS OF WORK EX AS IN 2 YEARS IN NEROLAC (TECHNICAL), 7MONTHS IN CSPL (HERO GROUP) AND 6 MONTHS IN SIRCA(TECHNICAL WITH A 15 DAY TRIP TO ITALY). NOW I AM JOBLESS. IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONVERT SIOM? ALSO I HAVE OFFER FROM IMI, KOLKATA. WHAT SHOULD I DO? MY SCORES: XAT=67%ILE; CMAT=194(92.12%ILE). PLZ HELP ME SIR
prakashrajput : It is definitely possible to convert SIOM. Do 2 things - 1. Find a job. 2. Go for each interview with utmost prep. You can decide on joining later.


ribu : SIR,WHAT ARE THE SECTIONS ONE HAS TO FOCUS ON ,TO SCORE WELL IN VA PART.
gouri : Grammar, Para Jumbles , Vocabulary and R.C


nitisha : SIR MY GK IS VERY POOR.HOW TO START WITH THIS PORTION?
prakashrajput : Monthly magazines, a couple of basic books on economics, politics etc., GK SM.


tharun : WHETHER MBA AFTER A GRADUATE DEGREE IS PREFERABLE OR MBA AFTER SOME WORK EXPERIENCE IS PREFERABLE?
asim : Both have pros and cons, but it is always advisable to take a shot at CAT in the final year of graduation as pursuing MBA immediately after graduation from a premier B-school will help you launch your career in management earlier than otherwise and scale great heights professionally.


abc22 : CAN U PREDICT ANYTHING REGARDING SIBM HYDERABAD... HOW WILL BE THE PLACEMENTS AND ALL?
bharat : Its a new campus... Can't say anything... However, patent campus its top notch... We believe it will have a positive ruboff.


john : SIR HOW IS IFIM BANGALORE? AVG PACKAGE N CAT CUTOFF?
srinivasbelvi : It is one of the fastest growing B-Shools of Bangalore. Average package of 6L.


krish : @ASIM SIR WHICH ONE IS GUD IBS HYD OR IBS BANGALORE?
bharat : Hyderabad is better


johnnybalraj : SIR I'VE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR SIIB AT 88.8%LE AND THE CUTOFF IS 87.5. DO I STAND ANY CHANCE OF CONVERTING THE CALL?
bhuvanaganesh : best of luck


siddy : I'VE GOT 79 PERCENTILE. I FEEL SO DEMOTIVATED. HAS IT EVER OCCURRED THAT A PERSON MADE IT TO THE 99'S FROM SUCH A LOW SCORE IN AIMCAT?
kapilbhandari : Pls understand. this is just a beginning. You have given only one AIMCAT and that too with incomplete preparation. As you will complete your course, I am sure you will prepare better for more topics and hence improve your score. Don't be disheartened. All the best :)


pranav : IS THIS AIMCAT COVERED ALL THE TOPICS?
prakashrajput : It need not cover all the topics. The idea is to give you a flavour of CAT.


john : SIR COLLEGES WHERE I CAN EXPECT A GD PI CALL WITH CAT 64?
mamtabawa : BBB category B schools , check T.I.M.E list


hyca5o011 : HOW TO PREPARE FOR VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR
tarannumraza : do the booklet given for grammar , follow cue cards and different sites which make you memorize the words !also read regularly.


easwar : GOOD EVENING SIRS ! MY PERCENTILE ON AIMCAT1625 IS 99.03. THIS WAS A TEST WRITTEN WITH LEAST PREPARATION. WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THIS AIMCAT? WITH A 10TH-94% 12TH-96% AND BE- 8.94(TILL 5TH SEM) AND NO WORK EXPERIENCE WHAT WOULD BE THE REQUIRED PERCENTILE TO JOIN IIM B AND IIM K?
satyaprakash : Brilliant showing, kiddo! The difficulty level was not that low for you to disregard your performance in the AIMCAT. As far as getting a final selection in the IIMs that you have mentioned, you need to do well in CAT & the subsequent rounds. For now, focus on cracking CAT.


abhi350 : WOULD I EXPECT GETTING IIM CALL ,IF ANYONE GETS 93 PERCENTILE OVERALL,.....
kapilbhandari : If you are from general category, then hardly any chance. However, since we have just started the journey, so surely you can improve the score.


nitisha : SIR WHAT WILL BE THE BASIC GK BOOKS!!CAN U NAME SOME
bharat : Our in house magazine - MBA Education & Careers, Manoranjan year book, India year book (published by Govt of India)... To start with.


lovely : IIFM BHOPAL IS GOOD COLLGE FOR MBA ?
prakashrajput : It is a very good college in central India.


mayank : ENGLISH AND QUANT ARE MY WEAKER AREAS IN ENGLISH NO CLUE HOW TO GO ABOUT JUST READING CUE CARDS AND READING NOVELS FOR QUANT WHAT TO DO I AM ABLE TO SOLVE MAJORITY QS FRM BOOK BTT IN AIMCAT THINGS BECOME DIFFERENT.
srinivasbelvi : Do not worry. Solving material is one thing & the taking test is the other thing. In test you got to handle pressure due to time, switching between different question types, relentless focus for about 170 minutes. You gradually get used to test. Do not panic.


vikask : SIR NEW IIM MEANS IIM PUNE ,GAYA & MORE WHICH IS TO START THIS YEAR
bharat : No clue... These schools have not come out with any info... However, we believe it would be similar to the process followed by most IIMs, i.e., essay/GD and interview..


: HI! MY AIMCAT 1625 PERCENTILE IS 93.5. HOW DO I IMPROVE IT FURTHER? PLEASE GIVE ME TIPS TO IMPROVISE MY SPEED.
asim : I suggest you analyze your performance and figure out areas that are troubling you and work on them, make sure you start off by brushing off your basics and then follow it up with lot of practice with help of study material and online sectional tests. Best wishes.


sand : I HAD JUST NOW JOINED CAT16 COACHING IN TIME INSTITUTE IN CHENNAI. HOWEVER, I AM SURPRISED THAT THERE IS ALREADY ONE AIMCAT FOR THIS YEAR'S CAT WITHIN THE MONTH OF JANUARY ITSELF.
mamtabawa : Hi since the pattern has been changing in CAT , it requires to give more practice to students so that they come out with flying colours , good to know that you have joined cat 2016 early .


sand : MAY I PLEASE KNOW WHEN AIMCAT25 WILL BE CONDUCTED? OR HAS IT ALREADY BEEN CONDUCTED?
charlton : It has been conducted.


mayank : HOW IS READING HT FOR CAT
satyaprakash : Not a bad option at all. You could also consider reading the editorials of The Hindu & Indian Express.


ruturaj : HOW IS 125 + 50 = 175??IN THE FIRST AIMCAT?? HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE VA?
charlton : For VA, you need to practice Parajumbles, Parajumbles and odd sentence out (These are relatively easy). Also you need to practice Grammar, Summary and Critical Reasoning questions.


nithish : I HAVE QUIT MY JOB TO STUDY FOR CAT2015. I HAVE A YEAR'S EXPERIENCE. IS A GAP OK? I DO NOT THINK I CAN STUDY IF I WORK. PLEASE ADVISE
prakashrajput : A drop in itself is neutral. It depends on how you justify it in your interview.


anupam : ASIM SIR SHORTLISTED FOR SIOM NASHIK,HOW BENEFICIAL WILL SIOM BE FOR A GUY WITH 15 MONTHS OF WORK EX IN OPERATION FIELD? FUTURE PROSPECTS ?WHAT PACKAGE CAN I EXPECT
asim : It will be a decent option if you are interested to make a career in this domain, you can expect a shift to managerial side, with a paypacket in the range of 6-8 lacs p.a.( provided you do well during the program as well during the placements ).


veda : HOW TO PREPARE FOR CAT
kapildixit : CAT is primarily an aptitude test, you need to work on your basics first. Try to improve your language skills through vocab base, root words and all. Regular Practise, Tests should further strengthen your preparation.


abbyudaya : WHAT APPROACH ONE SHOULD APPLY TO DO BEST IN QUANT AND C.R PART??
kapilbhandari : First thing is to prepare well for all the topics. As of now, those topics which have been covered in your class. Then you should identify the easier ones from these topics and attempt those. Gradually the difficult ones, if you can attempt.


val : GOT 89.9 PERCENTILE FOR MAT DEC. ISBTHIS OERCENTILE GOOD FOR GREAT LAKES
mamtabawa : Hi , overall cut off at Great lakes is higher 95 %ile + hence your scores are low .


swetha : SIR HOW CAN I SCORE ABOVE 90%
satyaprakash : By preparing in a diligent manner - attend all the lectures, finish the material given to you, write every AIMCAT & make sure that you analyse your performance in them & improve upon it.


rio : WHICH TOPICS I SHOULD FOCUS FOR QUANT?
bhuvanaganesh : give equal importance to all the topics


abhi350 : HOW TO SOLVE PARA JUMBLING AND RC QUESTIONS QUICKLY,,,AS THEY CONSUME MOST OF THE TIME,...
gouri : Para Jumbles , look at the options first. Then identify the subject. Then work on forming links. R.C --compare the options if there are close call options.


me : SIR WHAT IS THE EXPECTED CUTOFF FOR MANAGE?FOR AN AGRI GRADUATE?
prakashrajput : around 60 percentile.


saba : URGENT PLS HELP SECURED 62 .26 IN CAT AND 62.75 IN XAT BUT AM GETTING GOVT JOB AS DRUG INSPECTOR IN PHARMA FIELD SO SHALL I OPT FOR MBA THIS YEAR
srinivasbelvi : It's your personal choice. However it is better you take the test again if age is on your side since your CAT & XAT scores are not very encouraging.


time_student02 : SIR I GOT 140 IN CAT'14 AND 120 IN AIMCAT 1625,HOW CAN IT DECLINE WITH INCREASE IN PREPARATION ?
charlton : You should ensure that the score does not decline. But more importantly, ensure that you learn your concepts well. And take each AIMCAT as a learning experience. Analyze the test as follows: A) Questions which were easy and you did not attempt. B) Easy and moderate questions which you got wrong. C) Difficult and very difficult questions that you wasted time on. D) Any other shortcut method or technique to solve a problem etc. Stay motivated till the end. Ensure that you solve the materialof T.I.M.E. thoroughly as well as solve questions from Online Tests available on the Online Student Homepage.


bob : SCMHRD -IM, SIOM, IBS HYBD ARE THE BEST OPTION I AM HAVING
prakashrajput : Go SCMH.


prat12 : @PRAKASHRAJPUT SIR, I HAVE TRIED NAUKRI AND ALL BUT IM NOT GETTING CALLS. PLEASE GUIDE HOW TO GET A JOB NOW
prakashrajput : 1. e-litmus 2. contacts (friends working with various companies) 3. Walk-ins.


pranav : SIR WHICH PART SHOULD WE ATTEND FIRST DI OR QUANT? I TOOK MORE TIME IN QUANT THAN DI.
kapilbhandari : That's something, which is very subjective. Depends on your comfort zone.


snap123 : HI , PLZ RESPOND THIS IS URGENT. I HAVE A CALL LETTER FROM SIOM. ITS DATES ARE 20,21,22 FEB AND SAME ARE THE DATES FOR CMAT 2015. ALSO CMAT ADMIT CARD IS NOT YET OUT. S I DNT KNOW ON WHICH DAY THE EXAM WILL BE. ALSO OTHER DATES ARE 13,14,15 FEB. BUT I AM ALREADY GOING TO MUMBAI FOR OTHER CALLS, SSBF, SIIB, SIBM-B, NMIMS-BANGALORE/HYDERABAD. PLEASE ADVICE SHOULD I LEAVE SIOM CALL
satyaprakash : That is a call that only you can make.


time_student02 : SIR HOW TO ANALYSE AIMCATS AT ITS BEST AND HOW TO TAKE COMPLETE BENEFIT FROM IT ?
charlton : Analyze the tests at four levels: a) Easy questions which you did not attempt b) Easy and moderate questions which you got wrong c) Difficult and very difficult questions which you wasted time on d) Any other short cut method to solve questions. This is also important. DO not just look at the answerkey and explanatory notes.


sand : WHEN WAS AIMCAT25 CONDUCTED? I'D ALREADY ASKED THIS EXACT QUESTION IN MY PREVIOUS QUESTION BUT IT WAS NOT ANSWERED. I REQUEST YOU TO KINDLY RESPOND.
kapilbhandari : 23rd to 27th Jan


john : SIR DO I HAVE A CHANCE IN IMT NAGPUR N HYD WITH CAT 64?
mamtabawa : Hi your query is not clear what is the percentile ?


chikki : WHAT SHOULD WE REFER TO IN ORDER TO BE GOOD ENOUGH IN RC EXCEPT THE TIME MATERIAL
bhuvanaganesh : our material is enough


heena : THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIVE CHAT SESSION AIMCAT 1625..
satyaprakash : And it is.


kartica : I MISSED AIMCAT 1625. IS IT NEEDED TO TAKE AT MY EARLY STAGES OF PREPARATION ? I THOUGHT IT MIGHT DEMOTIVATE ME.
prakashrajput : You should not have missed the test. There will be another mock around 10 Feb. Don't miss it.


: ALSO, WILL QUESTIONS FROM EVERY AIMCAT BE DISCUSSED IN THE CLASSROOM?
bhuvanaganesh : we schedule AIMCAT discussion classes. You can ask your doubts in that class


abbyudaya : ENOUGH PRACTICE, WITH THE BOOK PROVIDED BY TIME , SHOULD FETCH A GOOD PERCENTILE ??? PLEASE GUIDE ME.. I AM EAGER O IMPROVE MY SCORE AT THE EARLIEST
bhuvanaganesh : our material, online tests, aimcats ...


veda : SIR HOW TO MANAGE THE TIME FOR PRIPARATION
asim : Make a time table, make sure you study all the areas and do not ignore any of them as most premier B-schools have provision for sectional cutoffs, the time table should be realistic ( do not set v difficult goals initially in terms of no of hours of study ), slowly increase the no of hours.


pyash : SIR COULD YOU TELL ME ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE GENERAL AWARENESS FOR SNAP TEST
bharat : For GK prep, go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Read MBA Education & Careers. In the various issues of this magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important news), and GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. Also await the OMET GK Special material to be published in the June-July/August/September/October issues of MBA Education & Careers. Also, go through Manorama year book and daily newspaper.


time_student02 : WITH 86, 79 AND 67 %AGES IN 10TH, 12TH AND BTECH RESPECTIVELY , SHOULD I BE DISHEARTENED SINCE I ONLY AIM IIM A,B & C !
satyaprakash : Not at all. Focus on preparing for CAT & not on your past performance which you cannot change. If you do well in the test, you could be shortlisted by the IIMs.


heena : THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ONLINE CHAT SESSION ON AIMCAT1625..BUT I DO NOT SEE ANY QUESTIONS RELEVANT TO THAT..AM I ON A WRONG LINK??
srinivasbelvi : You are at the right place. Post your question. Quite a few students are concerned about admissions for the period 2015-17 & hence you are finding different posts.


rivya : I AM REALLY DISHEARTENED BY MY PERFORMANCE IN AIMCAT. IS HISTORY A VERDICT TO ANY CASES WHERE A LOW PERCENTILE START HAS YIELDED A GOOD PERCENTILE IN THE END?
satyaprakash : History stands testimony to the fact that there have been scores of aspirants who have made it to a very good B-school in spite of seemingly disastrous beginnings. Keep the faith, kiddo!


saba : PLEASE ANSWER SIR
bhuvanaganesh : already answered. Check


abbyudaya : TO BE GOOD AT QUANT, ONE SHOULD INVOLVE MORE IN STUDY MATERIAL...???
kapilbhandari : That's true not only for QA, but all areas. You should cover everything provided by us in soft and hard form.


tharun : HOW FAR IS GMAT DIFFERENT FROM CAT?
srinivasbelvi : These are two different exams. Take 2 mocks of each to understand yourself & plan your follow up action.


john : SIR DO I HAVE A CHANCE IN IMT NAGPUR OR HYD WITH CAT 64%ILE? WORTH APPLYING?
kapilbhandari : Yes you have a chance


john : SIR DO I HAVE A CHANCE IN IMT NAGPUR OR HYD WITH CAT 64%ILE? WORTH APPLYING?
mamtabawa : Yes , you may apply to IMT Nagpur , your percentile is close .Best of luck .


prat12 : @PRAKASHRAJPUT: BUT SIR WILL U RECOMMEND E-LITMUS FOR A CHEMICAL ENGINEER. I HEARD ITS FOR CS/IT. ALSO SHALL I APPLY XISS (HR) WITH 194(92.12%ILE) IN CMAT?
prakashrajput : If you are open to getting into IT then definitely yes. There is no reason why you should not. Please apply.


mano : CAN I GET GOOD PERCENTILE IN CAT 15 IF I START PREPARING FROM NOW
bhuvanaganesh : yes


moshimoshi : SIR,HOW IS JAIPURIA NOIDA?
kapildixit : Depends on what other options you have?


madhav : I HAVE CONVERTED CHRIST BUT THEY EXPECT US TO PAY FIRST YR FEE WITHIN 10TH FEB, WHILE I HAV LOTS OF COLLEGES LIKE GLIM,IFMR.LIBA WHOSE PROCESS ARE YET TO BE CONDUCTED, PLEASE HELP
satyaprakash : Don't pay if you ARE SURE of converting any of the other calls. Do, if you aren't.


snap123 : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR: IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT I SHOULD TALK TO COLLEGE PEOPLE?
satyaprakash : I am so sorry for presuming that you have done so already. Please contact them and get them to change the dates if possible. Be pleasant yet firm & persuasive. All the best to you!


moshimoshi : SIR,HOW IS JIMS ROHINI?
mamtabawa : Hi , its ok but in comparison to what b school..


dheeru : MY PERFORMANCE IN AIMCAT IS TERRIBLE. DURING THE TEST I WAS ABLE TO SOLVE VERY LESS NUMBER OF PROBLEMS. BUT NOW WHEN I RE-ATTEMPTED THE PAPER I COULD SOLVE MOST OF THE PROBLEMS IN ENOUGH TIME. I FEEL LOW. CAN YOU SUGGEST ANYTHING WHICH CAN HELP ME REDUCE EXAM FEAR, SIR. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
gouri : Don't let one performance, demotivate you. Take more tests. Things will be better.


sadhubaba : WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR WE , MUMBAI ..AND WITH 90.4 PERCENTILE IN XAT WILL I GET A CALL FROM IMT , TAPMI AND KJ SOMAIYA???
bharat : We and IMT, yes and the other two, almost no chance.


phani : IF I START PREPARING FOR CAT FROM NOW THROUGH WEEKEND CLASSES,CAN I CRACK IT IN CAT 2015
asim : Yes definitely possible, make sure you work hard with a lot of focus. Best of luck.


ratan123 : I AM NOT A READER.WHICH ALL MAGAZINES AND NOVELS WOULD YOU SUGGEST..
gouri : You could read anything that interests you. Also, read online articles. Read the newspaper every day.


nithish : I QUIT MY JOB AFTER 1 YEAR OF WORK EX TO STUDY FOR CAT 2015. IS A GAP A NEGATIVE FOR MY INTERVIEW? I WONT BE ABLE TO STUDY IF I WORK.
kapilbhandari : If you have already quit, then you should focus on your prep and make sure you make the best out of that. We will handle this question later.


johnnybalraj : SIR CAN U PLS TELL HOW IS THE REPUTATION OF SIIB & SIBM-B
satyaprakash : They are good B-schools and worth considering if you don't have other options.


saba : WHICH ONE IS BETTER XISS OR XIME .CAN I EXPECT EITHER WITH 62.75 PERCENTILE IN XAT
asim : Good chances at XISS, slim chances at XIME Bang. T.I.M.E. ranks XIME higher.


surbhi : HOW TO IMPROVE THE VA SECTION REALLY CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO START FROM AND HOW TO PROCEED THERE IS RC,GRAMMAR,VOCAB AND MUCH MORE..PLEASE HELP?
gouri : Work on the parts of speech, individually. Try learning about 20 new words, everyday. Read a lot.


veda : SIR BEFORE ONE WEEK ONLY I AM START PREPARING.THEN HOW CAN I MANAGE ALL THE TOPICS AT A TIME
kapilbhandari : Prepare a time table/chart. Take help of your faculty. Not necessary you have to do all topics daily. Divide the time as per your strong and weak areas.


val : IBS MUMBAI.HOW IS
kapildixit : Average B School.


chikki : WILL READING A PHILOSOPHY BOOK HELP ME IN RC. BECAUSE MOST OF THE PASSAGE ARE FROM THE MENTIONED TOPIC
srinivasbelvi : Certainly reading variety of topics would help to develop familiarity. hence do not restrict your reading to philosophy.


bob : WILL. THERE. BE ANY WAT ROUND FOR SCMHRD IM?
mamtabawa : You are requested to contact your center for WAT schedule .


snap123 : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR . I HAVNT YET CALLED SIOM:( IS IT TOO LATE NOW??
satyaprakash : Try your luck, my friend.


vikask : SIR MY CAT OA PER 94.53 MAY I GET A ALL FROM IIM RANCHI OR IIMSHILONG FELLOW PROGRAM AFTER APPLYING
tarannumraza : iim ranchi list is already out, read the criteria and eligibility of applying, i guess applications are open /


pranav : SIR MY READING SPEED IS VERY SLOW HOW TO IMPROVE IT?
gouri : Speed will automatically improve with reading. Read a lot of online articles.


janu22 : IS IT TRUE THAT ENGINEERING STUDENTS HAVE A BETTER CHANCE IN CRACKING CAT? BECAUSE I AM A COMMERCE STUDENT AND IS WORRIED ABOUT IT.
satyaprakash : There are plenty of commerce students in the IIMs. It ultimately depends on how good YOU are.


ribu : SIR,CAN ONE OPT FOR A GOVERNMENT JOB LIKE SSC,AFTER B.E BEFORE GETTING INTO IIM,WILL IT BE CONSIDERED AS WORK EXPERIENCE SIMILAR TO AN ENGINERRING JOB?
asim : Yes, any fulltime paid job taken after graduation is counted as work ex.


kartica : WHETHER TIME MATERIALS IS ENOUGH FOR PREPARING ON QUANT, DI AND LR ?
satyaprakash : Absolutely.


chikki : IN THIS MOCK THERE WERE NO QUES. ON VA LIKE WHICK FIT THE MOST AND WHICH LEAST. IS THIS THE REALLY PATTERN OF CAT BECAUSE MAXIMUM QUES WERE FROM RC CR
satyaprakash : Yes. Also, you encounter different question types in the AIMCATs.


raj : SIR I'M GOOD AT QUANT AND D.I BUT I'M HAVING NO IDEA THAT HOW TO PREPARE FOR VERBAL AS IT IS MY WEAKEST PART AND EVEN I AM NOT ABLE TO CONCENTRATE WHILE TRYING TO STUDY VERBAL.
gouri : Focus on Grammar basics. Read extensively. Practise R.C passages.Try to learn about 20 new words everyday.


neel : GOOD EVENING SIR ,I WILL BE GIVING MY CAT THIS NOVEMBER,THAT TIME I WILL BE A FINAL YEAR BCOM GRADUATE STUDENT. MY AIIMCAT WAS NOT GOOD , I SECURED A 81 % IN X & 76% IN XII. SHALL I EXPECT A CALL FROM A TOP B-SCHOOL IF I DO WELL IN CAT WITH THIS ACADEMICS & SOME SUGGESTIONS TO DO WELL
mamtabawa : Hi this is just the beginning , I am sure you shall be performing better in further aimcats , yes you can be an aspirant for top b schools if you keep working towards your aim .Best of Luck !


bd : HELLO SIR, FOR RC EXCEPT THE STUDY MATERIAL, CAN WE PRACTISE FROM BOOK ALSO TO ENHANCE OUR PERFORMANCE?
gouri : Yes you could.


lovely : I GOT 60 %ILE IN CAT AND BELONG TO SC CATEGORY..SIR PLEASE SUGGEST SOME COLLEGE TO FILL...AND REASONABLE FEES INSTITUE..
bhuvanaganesh : please visit http://www.time4education.com/disp_notification1.asp?tid=1 for more details


jit : SIR HOW IS KIIT UNIVERSITY & MS RAMAIAH ????????????? COULDNT CONVERT CHRIST ... FEELING CRAZY..
bharat : MS Ramaiah is a better bet


harsh9999 : SHOULD I APPLY FOR KJ SOMAIYA WITH XAT SCORE OF 82.22(AS ITS ACCEPTING XAT SCORE FOR THE FIRST TIME)? PLS REPLY
satyaprakash : I would apply if I were you.


rivya : THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS ON VOCABULARY IN THIS AIMCAT AND THIS YEAR CAT ALSO DID NOT GIVE IT ENOUGH WEIGHTAGE. CAN THIS BE REGARDED AS THE NEW PATTERN WHEREIN LOW WEIGHTAGE IS GIVEN TO VOCABULARY QUESTIONS?
satyaprakash : Vocabulary questions have been given the short stick for quite some time now. But you need to remember that words are the building blocks of language. Hence, work on improving your vocabulary if you want to do well.


sam : HOW IS SIBM HYDERABAD? IS IT DECENT?
bharat : Already answered... Check transcript.


abhi : HI, I AM A TIME STUDENT AND WOULD BE GIVING CAT THIS YEAR. 2015. I WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH SHOULD I BE CONSISTENTLY SCORING IN THE AIMCATS TO GET 100 PERCENTILE
mamtabawa : Hi , It all depends on your step by stem performance >= 85 %ile and above should be aimed at to be top few .This is just the beginning .


val : HOW IS SDMIMD.
kapildixit : Which all options you have? 70%ile+ can expect a call from sdm.


sand : CAT16 WAS A TYPO FOR CAT15. :D SORRY ABOUT THAT. BUT YES, CONTINUING WITH MY EARLIER QUERY, MAY I PLEASE KNOW WHY AN AIMCAT SERIES(OR WAS IT JUST A STANDALONE ONE?) HAS/HAD BEEN STARTED IN THE MONTH OF JAN ITSELF FOR THIS YEAR'S CAT?
charlton : For the benefit of our students, so that they know the changed CAT Pattern and to ensure that they gain the maximum from our test series. We have 25 tests so far. Remember, easier the paper, more tough is the competition. So accuracy matters the most.


chikki : RE: IN SOLVING THE PASSAGE THROUGH MATERIAL WE CAN FORM A LINK BY UNDERLINING BUT THIS IS NOT SO WHILE GIVING ONLINE TEST . HOW CAN WE FORM LINK
gouri : you will have to map it mentally.


dheeru : IS THERE ANY OTHER MATERIAL FOR LOGICAL REASONING. BECAUSE THE DIFFICULT LEVEL OF LR IN AIMCAT IS MUCH HIGH COMPARED TO THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THE QUESTIONS IN THE TIME MATERIAL.
bhuvanaganesh : sectional tests are available in your SHP


mm : SIR AMONG THE FOLLOWING MAT COLLEGES WHICH IS GOOD IN PGDM IN MARKETING ? JIMS ROHINI , JAIPURIA NOIDA ,IILM GSM ,APEEJEY DWARKA
asim : T.I.M.E. does not count them among the TOP 150 B-schools


time_student02 : SIR WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BRING 100%ILE, SINCE I GOT 92 THIS TIME SO AIM TO REACH THAT MARK !
kapilbhandari : Loads of hardwork + smartwork


him2050 : SIR, I HAVE NO PREFERENCE TO ANY MBA SPECIALIZATION, I JUST WANT ONE, WHICH HAS GOOD SCOPE AND CAN EARN BIG MONEY.. SO, REGARDING IIM-RANCHI PGDHRM, IS IT GOOD ? CAT:96.95%
satyaprakash : Yes.


chikki : DI TIPS NEEDED
bhuvanaganesh : practice daily. speed maths will help you


viv : I GOT A 99.87 PERCENTILE IN THE AIMCAT . I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHICH IIM CUTOFFS WOULD I MAKE IT TO ? ALSO KINDLY TELL ME HOW TO IMPROVE MY VERBAL SCORES
mamtabawa : Hi , this is just the score of First AIMCAT , good to see your score incase if it is consistent you shall make to best b school , keep the hard work onn .


vasu : SIR I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY VOCAB BY READING ONLINE AND LEARNING NEW WORDS...BUT LEARNING NEW WORDS EVERYDAY IS LIKE MUGGING N I USUALLY FORGET EVEN I REVISE THEM?
satyaprakash : 1) Follow the Root-Prefix-Suffix method. 2) Try to use the Word Family method. 3) Understand the various meanings of a word. 4) Understand the meanings in context. 5) Use books (For e.g.: Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis) that are designed to help you ramp up your vocabulary. 6) Use a dictionary. 7) Read a lot.


ravs1512 : HELLO SIR, I WILL BE APPEARING IN CAT THIS NOVEMBER, WHERE I HAVE RECEIVED *5.2 IN X, 60.6 IN XII AND 73 IN BE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, I HAVE 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN IT INDUSTRY> WHAT WOULD BE MY CHANCE OF GETTING CALL IF I GET GOOD PERCENTILE IN THE FORTHCOMING CAT. I HAVE GOT LESS MARKS IN XII AS MENTIONED ABOVE.
tarannumraza : target above 99.5 ! you will have calls from many of top 15 colleges !


pogba : SIR, IS A PGDM FROM AICTE BETTER OR AIMA ?????????????
bharat : both are equally good... there is no difference... go ahead.


a : XAT-77.5,WHAT COLGS R POSSIBLE?
mamtabawa : Hi , you can aim for LIBA , XIME , GIM etc .


nealsr : SIR HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY VOCABULARY SEEMS REALLY DIFFICULT PROCESS FOR ME??
gouri : Read a lot. you could also consult a book like--Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.


archana : SIR, I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF PREPARING FOR VOCAB IS NECESSARY FOR CAT ?
kapilbhandari : Yes it is. You might not get direct Qs, but other topics, do require good vocab.


madhav : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR. ALSO ARE THE COLLEGES I MENTIONED WORTH TAKING THAT RISK WHEN COMPARED TO CHRIST? I HAV 99 IN MAT 80 IN CAT GM. I THINK UR ANSWER TO THIS WILL DECIDE MY MOVE.
satyaprakash : If I were you, I would take admission for now.


hyca5o306 : IS "WORD POWER MADE EASY" BOOK ENOUGH FOR BUILDING VOCABULARY
gouri : it is a good book and is very helpful for starters


swetha : SIR I DIDN'T START THE PREPARATION TILL NOW BECAUSE I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW TO START SIR PLZ SUGGEST ME
mamtabawa : Hi Shwetha , you require immediate assistant of your Faculty members , kindly request the center head to arrange a meeting .


raj : PLEASE SUGGEST A GOOD WAY OF PREPARING FOR VERBAL. WHICH BOOK SHOULD I PRACTICE FOR GRAMMER BASICS. AS VERBAL IS MY WEAKEST PART
gouri : you could consult Wren and Martin or David Greene


harsh9999 : WHAT ALL COLLEGES CAN I GO FOR WITH XAT 82.2%ILE (I HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR LIBA TAPMI IFMR KJ SOMAIYA)?
bharat : IFMR and We Mumbai


rishi : GOOD EVENING. I GOT 72%ILE IN AIMCAT1625 WITH NO PREPARATION. QA AND DI ARE MY FORTE BUT I FIND RC VERY BORING. ALSO READING ONLINE WAS COMPLETELY TO THAT OF HANDOUT IN CLASS. PLEASE SUGGEST THAT HOW CAN I DO WELL IN VA AND RC.
gouri : Read a lot. Try learning about 20 new words everyday. Improve on Grammar basics and practise R.C


dheeru : SIR, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU RATE THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF AIMCAT1625 COMPARED TO CAT.
charlton : It was on the same lines as CAT 2014.


bd : MY AIMCAT SCORE WAS TERRIBBLY BAD. WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY OR HOW SHOULD I WORK ON TO IMPROVE MY SCORE FOR THE NEXT AIMCAT?
kapilbhandari : Firstly analyze why it was bad. Identify your mistakes. Secondly start preparing and revising all the topics, which have been covered in the classes. That will help.


prat12 : HOW TO JUSTIFY @XISS, WHY HR?
mamtabawa : Hi , You need to meet a Faculty at the center urgently to draft your answer on Why HR ? Kindly contact your center .


him2050 : SIR, IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE COMMERCE BACKGROUND TO DO MBA IN FINANCE ? IF NOT, WILL IT BE A PROBLEM DURING PLACEMENTS.. AS COMPANIES WILL GIVE PREFERENCE TO THOSE WHO HAVE.. !!
satyaprakash : Not at all. In fact, most of the top placements in Finance are bagged by non-commerce graduates.


harsha0406 : IS SIOM IS A GOOD OPTION......OR ELSE I'L TAKE DROP...........
mamtabawa : Compared to what , Yes SIOM is a decent B school .


chikki : DOES THE SELECTION OF A STUDENT ALSO DEPENDS UPON THE CO CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES? CERTIFICATES N ALL?
srinivasbelvi : Profile of the candidate plays an important role in the selection. Co-curriculars & extra-curriculars do add value to ones profile. However absence of above activities doesn't deny the selection.


harsha0406 : IS IFMR POSSIBLE AT 73%ILE IN CAT
mamtabawa : IFMR takes higher percentile around 80 %ile hence little difficult .


rio : SIR CAN I OPT FOR TEACHING JOB SO AS TO OBTAIN WORK EX AFTER ENGG.
gouri : Yes you can.


vaibhav : SIR, I FOLLOWED WORD POWER BY NORMAN LEWIS BUT I KEEP FORGETTING THE WORDS IN A FEW MONTHS TIME. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
kapilbhandari : Make a study group either in person or on whatsapp. Keep discussing and using the new words learnt.


abhi : I WANT TO IMPROVE MY ACCURACY IN ENGLISH. WHAT SHOULD I DO? I GOT A DECENT PERCENTILE IN ENGLISH (98.08). BUT THIS IS IS WITH 12 QUESTIONS ANSWERED WRONG. I FEEL I CAN DO MUCH BETTER.
gouri : Identify weak areas and concentrate on those.


viv : IS THE LEVEL OF AIMCAT1625 SAME AS THAT OF THE ACTUAL CAT OR WAS IT EASIER ?
bhuvanaganesh : same


aish : IN THE VA SECTION DER R A LOT OF COMPREHENSION BASED QUESTIONS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE ANSWER OPTIONS R REALLY CLOSE. CUD U HELP ON DIS?
charlton : Last year in the CAT, there were 4 R.C. Passages each with 4 questions. Try eliminating the choices. R.C. will improve with practice.


a : HOW IS CHRIST BANG? GOT SELECTED
gouri : Good.


nealsr : SIR COULD YOU SUGGEST SOME ONLINE ARTICLE READING WEBSITES?
charlton : Read newspapers like Hindu, TOI, E.T., Economic Times, Frontline, India Today, The Week, www.magportal.com, www.aldaily.com etc


rohit : SIR IN AIM CAT I DON'T ABLE TO DO THE RC WELL AS I AM NOT ABLE TO LINK THE AUTHOR IDEA AND NOT ABLE TO CONCENTRATES ON IT
charlton : Understand important details and then try to infer important points from the passage. R.C. needs a lot of practice. Become a reading person. I have given a list of reading material elsewhere in this chat.


dlca5cb28 : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRADUATION JULY LAST YEAR. CURRENTLY NOT WORKING ANYWHERE AS MY SOLE FOCUS IS TO CLEAR CAT 15 & GET ADMISSION IN A PREMIER B-SCHOOL. WILL A GAP OF 1.5 YEARS PLAY A NEGATIVE ROLE DURING AN INTERVIEW. WITH JOB I WON'T BE ABLE TO FOCUS?
mamtabawa : Since you are focusing on preparation we shall help you draft your answer accordingly , Gap can be considered positively too.


janu22 : I HAVE COMPLETED READING 'WORD POWER MADE EASY'. WHAT ARE THE OTHER BOOKS U RECOMMEND FOR A GOOD VOCABULORY?
gouri : you could try All About Words, The Little Red Book on Vocabulary building.


dlca5cb28 : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRADUATION JULY LAST YEAR. CURRENTLY NOT WORKING ANYWHERE AS MY SOLE FOCUS IS TO CLEAR CAT 15 & GET ADMISSION IN A PREMIER B-SCHOOL. WILL A GAP OF 1.5 YEARS PLAY A NEGATIVE ROLE DURING AN INTERVIEW. WITH JOB I WON'T BE ABLE TO FOCUS?
satyaprakash : If you are convinced about the break, then there is nothing to worry about. For now, work on cracking CAT.


sadhubaba : BT SIR I GOT 90.4 PERCENTILE IN XAT (99.33 IN VERBAL).. I THINK IT SHOULD FETCH A CALL FROM KJ SOMAIYA???
mamtabawa : It the first time KJ Somaiya shall be taking XAT scores, scores are good , may fetch a call .Best of Luck


kartica : I AM VERY WEAK IN QUANT. WITHIN THE NEXT AIMCATS I CANNOT COVER ALL THE TOPICS. THEN WHAT SHOULD I DO ? WHETHER I HAVE TO FOCUS ON TOPICS OR ON QUESTIONS ?
bhuvanaganesh : revise the basics in each topic


rohit : SIR IN AIM CAT I DON'T ABLE TO DO THE RC WELL AS I AM NOT ABLE TO LINK THE AUTHOR IDEA AND NOT ABLE TO CONCENTRATES ON IT
srinivasbelvi : Attend all RC basic classes. Practice from the RC material given in the first lot. Discuss your doubts & approaches with a faculty member at your center. hardwork & methodical approach should help you to develop the skill.


john : SIR HOW IS UPES?N ITS TOP PROGRAMMES N AVG SALARY?WORTH APPLYING TO?
bharat : B category school; fee is about Rs5.4 lakh; cutoff - around 75%ile in CAT and 80%ile in MAT


john : SIR COLLEGES I SHOULD APPLY CONSIDERING MY PERFORMANCE IN CAT @64 %ILE?
bhuvanaganesh : to get into good colleges please write CAT 15


rohit : SIR IF WE HAVE DOUBT IN 2 OPTION IN HOW MUCH QUESTIONS WE CAN TAKE RISK
kapilbhandari : At this stage you should be trying to arrive at only one option. Prepare hard for that


sam : SIBM - HYDERABAD??
mamtabawa : What is the query ??


rishi : DOES THAT MATTERS THAT WHICH SECTION MUST BE ATTEMPTED FIRST IN AIMCAT OR WE SHOULD DO THAT SECTION WHICH WE ARE GOOD AT? BECAUSE AT THE END READING BECOMES VERY TIRING.
tarannumraza : do a few hit & trial, adopt the method which gives you higher score !


vivek15165 : SIR WHAT IS THE PACKAGE OF XISS HR???? I HAVE 1.5 YEARS OF EXP IS IT WORTH JOINING???
asim : Considering your work ex, i suggest you aim at better B-schools.


time_student02 : SHOULD I READ AS MUCH AS I CAN(CURRENTLY READING 5-7 ARTICLES OF TOI) OR SIMPLY PRACTICE PLETHORA OF RC'S IN ORDER TO HAVE A GRIP OVER RC'S WHICH IS MY WEAKEST AREA.
gouri : You need to do both... read and practise.


fletcher : SIR WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SALARY OF THE B CATEGRY BSCHOOLS AS PER THE TIME LIST ???????????????
mamtabawa : Depends on b schools and many other factors and your profile , which one would you like to know .


bdca5a194 : SIR 'DI- QUESTION' I CAN SOLVE BUT IT TAKES TIME. SIR PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO INCREASE THE SPEED IN "DI" .
satyaprakash : Practise, practise & then practise some more.


aish : IS IIM AHMEDABAD AND FMS DELHI ON THE SAME RANK?
tarannumraza : no !


ravs1512 : SIR, WHAT WOULD BE CHANCES FOR A PERSON WITH 85.2%IN X, 60.6 IN XII AND 72 IN BE AND 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IF HE RECEIVES GOOD CAT PERCENTILE. AS SOME OF IIM SET THEIR CRITERIA FOR 65 THROUGHOUT
srinivasbelvi : Do not worry. We do not know the selection criteria of IIMs for the next year. If you do not reservation advantage, target 99.5%ile to negate your academic performance.


ribu : SIR,WHAT IS TEST A DAY SERIES?
mamtabawa : Your question is not clear ?


vivek15165 : SIR HOW IS SRCC GBO PLACEMENTS?? AVG PACKAGE ???
srinivasbelvi : It is one of the good B-Schools in Delhi region. They haven't disclosed average placement figures & hence not much idea. Watch their website for regular updates.


prat12 : HOW IS IMI-KOLKATA? GOT SELECTED
bhuvanaganesh : It is a B category B school. Fees is around 10 lakhs


saba : I GOT SHORTLISTED FOR NMIMS PHARMA MNGMT BUT CONFUSED WHETHER IS IT WORTHY IN TERMS OF PACKAGE . CAN U TELL ME THE AVERAGE PACKAGE IF I LL GO WITH THIS
srinivasbelvi : If pharma sector is your interest & you have some background to pharma, then pursue the course. Average package should be close to their general program.


abc123xyz : SIR HOW IS IIFM IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND SALARY????
srinivasbelvi : IIFM - Bhopal is known for its forest managemt program with an average package of 7.5L


janu22 : I HEARD THAT PREPARATION FOR SELECTION PROCESS IN B SCHOOLS IS GOING TO BE TOUGHER THAN CAT AND ONE SHOULD PREPARE FOR THAT ALONG WITH IT. HOW DO I START?
kapilbhandari : As of now, try to read as much as you can, esp about current affairs on daily basis. This will take care of many things.


kunal : SIR I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WHETHER TO GO TOWARDS ACCURACY WITH LESS NO. OF ATTEMPTS OR GO FOR MORE ATTEMPTS WITH LESS ACCURACY
bhuvanaganesh : accuracy .....


vivek15165 : SIR AT 78.83 PERCENTILE WHAT GOOD B SCHOOLS CAN I EXPECT????
bharat : Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM), Pune Hyderabad Central University (HCU), Hyderabad Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru NIT-Calicut University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun National Institute of Banking and Management, (NIBM), Pune


aish : IS GENERAL AND BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE IMPORTANT FOR CLEARING CAT? IF YES WHY??
bharat : The CAT does not have any test area in General and Business fields; however, knowledge of such stuff helps in broadening one's knowledge levels and also aid in prep for GDPI.


veda : SIR HOW TO PREPARE FOR VA
bhuvanaganesh : 'Word power made easy' by Norman Lewis and 'All about words' by Nurnberg & Rosenblum. Make use of dictionary and a thesaurus, on a regular basis. Read as many articles as you can and understand the meanings of words in the given context.


srt_10 : WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DAILY PREPARATION TIME FOR CAT?
kapilbhandari : That depends on how good you are in your basics and on your grasping ability too.


pnca5d188 : I WAS UNABLE TO ANSWER THE RC AND SUMMARY QUESTIONS.
charlton : Practice makes perfect. Do not be scared of R.C.s.


nealsr : WHAT IS THE IDEAL WAY TO DEAL WITH RC READING QUES FIRST OR THE PASSAGES?
gouri : Ideally read the passage first


achi1701 : GGOOD EVENING SIR. HOW DO I STUDY FOR CASE DISCUSSION AND PERSONAL INTERVIEW?
bhuvanaganesh : please contact your time center


swetha : SIR I DDN'T START THE PREPARATION TILL NOW .BECAUSE I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW TO START PLZZ SUGGEST ME SIR
tarannumraza : start it then, Quant, 2- DI & reasoning , 3- English three areas with their sub areas. Make weekly plans and targets and start with the booklet! do speed maths and vocab simultaneously & regularly.


dheeru : WERE ALL CONCEPTS COVERED FOR THIS AIMCAT?
satyaprakash : No. This was just a teaser of things to come.


fletcher : SIR BIMM IS AVERAGE...HOW ARE THE OTHER BSCHOOLS UNDER THE BALAJI SOCIETY ????????????? THEY SAY THEY HAVE CENTRLISED PLACEMENTS AND EVERYTHING IS SAME FOR ALL 4.... WILL IT BE OK TO GET ADMITTED IN THE OTHER ONES IF I COULDNT GET IN BIMM.....
satyaprakash : They do have centralised placements. If you don't get a college placement, then it might be a tough task for you.


puneet : SIR MY PERFORMANCE IN AIMCAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH ESPECIALLY IN QUANT SECTION. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
kapilbhandari : Practise is the key. Solve as many questions as you can


pnca5d188 : SIR I WAS UNABLE TO ANSWER RC AND SUMMARY QUESTIONS BCZ OF FALLING LESS OF TIME?
kapilbhandari : Start reading and also practising more RCs. That will increase your confidence level and reduce the time.


ribu : WHAT ARE THE PUZZLE BOOKS ONE CAN SOLVE TO IMPROVE LR SCORE IN CAT?
charlton : T.I.M.E. Material for LR, LR Puzzles by Shakuntala Devi, Online TESTS of T.I.M.E. and AIMCATs


rach : HBKJVBKJ
bharat : OMG! Looks like some secret code... or am I missing something simple here?


abcd : SIR CAN I EXPECT A CALL FROM KJ SOMAIYA WITH 89 PERCENTLE IN XAT?
tarannumraza : yes, you might however not certain.


aish : ARE ALL THE IIMS BETTER THAN FMS DELHI? IF NO WHICH OF THEM ARE NOT BETTER THAN FMS?
mamtabawa : The old IIMs can be compared with FMS Delhi , They are listed in Top 10 B schools .The ranking keeps on changing .


vivek15165 : SIR CAN ONE EXPECT A GOOD PACKAGE(10+) FROM IRMA???
satyaprakash : Sure. If you perform well in the selection process of companies and meet their criteria.


ribu : HOW MANY AIMCATS WOULD BE CONDUCTED BEFORE CAT 15?
bhuvanaganesh : 20 +


ribu : WHERE CAN I SEE THE AIMCAT SCHEDULE?
mamtabawa : Hi , On your student homepage or you can contact your center .


kapil : I SCORED 88 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1625, IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE IT 100 PERCENTILE IN CAT'15 PLEASE ANSWER
gouri : Surely, why not? Practise regularly.


kanth : SIR, TO HAVE BETTER COMPREHENSION AND GOOD READING SPEED, WHAT I HAV TO DO?
kapilbhandari : Practise different types and tones, to get the best result


vikasdixit : PLEASE PLEASE ADVISE. PART TIME(GOOD COLLEGE LIKE NMIMS) OR FULL TIME MBA(WELINGKAR). 4 YRS EXP IN IT. NO FINANCE ISSUES, BUT CONCERNS W.R.T ROI AND FUTURE GROWTH PROSPECTS
mamtabawa : Full Time MBA should be considered for better ROI .


aish : IF A PERSON GETS CALLS FRM MULTIPLE IIMS THEN CAN HE APPLY FOR ALL OF THEM OR DO THE DATES OVERLAP AND HENCE V NEED TO SELECT WHICH ONE TO APPLY FOR?
satyaprakash : There won't be any overlapping.


prat12 : WHY HR?
bhuvanaganesh : already answered. Please check the script.


raj : IN AIMCAT OR CAT, HOW SHOULD I START, WITH MY BEAST PART OR WEAK PART ?
bharat : certainly not the BEAST (I know its a typo!)part! Always start with you are pretty good with! Best wishes!


farhan : SIR WHEN WILL THE NEXT AIMCAT BE HELD?
bhuvanaganesh : check with your center


pnca5d188 : THIS AIMCAT OF MINE WENT WORST.
bhuvanaganesh : No problem. Prepare for the next


chsh : SIR,MY PERFORMANCE IN THE AIMCAT WAS VERY BAD AND I AM AT 30 PERCENTILE.I DID'T ATTEMPTED THE VERBAL PART, AS I STRUCT AT QUANT WHICH I THOUGHT I WAS GOOD AT THAT AREA
bhuvanaganesh : Time management is important for CAT exam


john : BHARAT SIR 5 COLLEGES I MUST APPLY TO WITH CAT 64 %ILE?
bharat : Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore School of Communication & Management Studies (SCMS), Cochin NIT Suratkal NIT Warangal VIT Business School -Vellore MNNIT-Allahabad


prat12 : PLEASE THROW LIGHT ON GD OF XISS
bhuvanaganesh : Please attend GDPI sessions at your center


ratan123 : WHAT ALL I SHUD DO FOR DI PREPARATION???
tarannumraza : speed maths and after solving basic booklet, solve online tests on your home page


veda : SIR I AM COFUSED ABOUT ALL TPOICS. PLZ TELL ME HOW TO MANAGE ALL THE TOPICS
kapilbhandari : This require a detailed discussion. Pls contact any faculty in your centre


yash : SIR I GOT 80 PERCENTILE . JOINED TIME LAST SEPTEMBER . WEEKEND BATCH VERY FEW TOPICS COVERED 23 CORRECT OUT OF 31 IN QUANT AND 10 CORRECT OUT OF 20 IN VERBAL SECTION.
mamtabawa : hi , You can still perform better , focus on improving your percentile with regular practice on sectional tests and do better in next aimcat .


pnca5d188 : I WAS UNABLE TO SCORE THIS TIME AT AIMCAT CAN YOU PLEASE GUIDE ME FOR FUTURE AIMCATS. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY PERCENTILE IN FUTURE EXAMS?ARE THE MOCKTESTS AVAILABLE IN OUR ACCOUNT CAN BE GIVEN ON A DAILY BASIS?
gouri : Pls contact your nearest T.I.M.E center for AIMCATs


asad : SIR, WHAT B SCHOOLS SHOULD I TARGET WITH A CURRENT PACKAGE OF 7 LPA AND IT EXPERIENCE OF 3 YEARS
bharat : Any top 25 school (list available on this website)... and why not look at a one-year program... like at ISB.


neel : SIR,WHEN DO WE NEED TO APPLY TO DIFFERENCT COLLEGES ??? IS IT AFTER CAT RESULTS OR BEFORE CAT RESULTS ????
bhuvanaganesh : Please check the site http://www.time4education.com/disp_notification1.asp?tid=1 regularly.


yash : SIR CAN YOU PLEASE HELP IN ANALYZING MY PERFORMANCE. IS ARUN SHARMA A MUST FOR CAT?
satyaprakash : Meet a faculty member who'll help you analyse your performance in a comprehensive manner.


yoyo : CAT PERCENTILE 84.43 SC CANDIDATE..GOT CALLS FROM 6 NEW IIMS...WAHT ARE MY CHANCES OF CONVERTING ANY OF THOSE...HOW DIFFICULT TO CONVERT ANY OF 6 NEW IIMS...IS THE INTERVIEW REALLY TOUGH FOR THESE COMPARE TO OLD IIMS
satyaprakash : If you have been shortlisted, then you do stand a chance. Focus on doing well in the next rounds so that you get a final selection.


fletcher : SIR I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER DOING AN MBA OR A PGDM FROM MS RAMAIAH WILL BE BETTER ?????????? I AM A FRESHER ............
bharat : Both are equally good... name of the program, like PGDM or MBA, makes no difference. For exmple, FMS offers MBA while the IIMs offer PGDM!


ribu : WHEN IS THE NEXT AIMCAT?
bhuvanaganesh : contact your center


ruchit : DOES THE ACCURACY MATTER TO CHANGE OUR PERCENTILE BESIDES THE FACTOR OF NEGATIVE MARKINGS OF -1 PER Q?
bhuvanaganesh : yes


jojo : PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER ME...PLEASE PLEASE
mamtabawa : What is the Question ??


ashu : WHEN THE BACHES OF TIME START FOR CAT 2015?
mamtabawa : Hi batches have already begun , you can approach the nearest T.I.M.E center .


ashu : JJ
bharat : Is today World Cryptology Day?


aish : IS IT BETTER TO CHOOSE ONE OF THE NEW IIMS OR FMS DELHI WUD B A WISER CHOICE?
kapilbhandari : FMS would be a better choice


ruchit : DOES VA HAVE A SEPARATE CUT OFF? OR IT'S MERGED WITH LR?
satyaprakash : There are sectional cut-offs. VA & LR make up one section.


sidnit : I HAVE BEGUN TO START PANICKING NOW. PLEASE SUGGEST A COURSE OF ACTION I SHOULD ADOPT TO SECURE ADMISSION INTO ONE OF THE IIMS. I WILL BE WRITING CAT IN 2015
gouri : do not panic.Build concepts, practise regularly, read a lot. Make a schedule and stick to it.


yash : SIR COMPARED TO WEEKDAY BATCHES WEEKEND BATCHES HAVE VERY LOW TOPICS COVERED . SO IS THIS AIMCAT EVALUATION THE LAST EVALUATION OF A STUDENT POTENTIAL.
srinivasbelvi : You take 25 AIMCATs between Jan2015 & Oct2015. You got to peak by the test time. Therefore keep preparing.


sameera : SIR WILL ALL THE AIMCATS WILL BE OF SAME LEVEL AS FIRST AIMCAT OR IS THIS EASY AS IT IS FIRST EXAM???
satyaprakash : The difficulty level will vary so that you don't become complacent.


ruchit : IF ACCURACY MATTERS
kapilbhandari : Of course.


divs : WHAT IS AIMCAT 1625?
mamtabawa : Its the first MOCK CAT paper for students who are aiming to write CAT 2015 .


jojo : PLEASE ANSWE ME..PLEASE PLEASE......SCMHRD -IM, SIOM, IBS HYBD ARE THE BEST OPTION I AM HAVING...WHICH ONE SHOULD I PREFER. I CALLED AT SIOM THEY SAY AVG CTC FOR IM IS ATOUND 10 LAKHS. I AM CONFUSED. PLEASE HELP ME? NOT TAKING A DROP THOUGH!....AND ANY IDEA ABOUT PLACEMENT AT SCMHRD IM?AVG CTC?
srinivasbelvi : Both SCMHRD-IM & SIOM are preferred over IBS. If your interest is infrastructure management then select the program. Average package for SIOM is 8L & I presume SCMHRD should offer better.


vivek15165 : AT 92%ILE IN SEP CMAT ...CAN I EXPECT A CALL FROM KJ SOM????
srinivasbelvi : Difficult to expect call at 92...


veda : COULD YOU SAY HOW MUCH TIME I SHOUID SPENT FOR EACH TOPIK
kapilbhandari : Depends on your comfort level in each topic


desh : SIR ALL AIMCAT ALWAYS COVER ALL THE SECTIONS FROM CAT SYLLABUS?
mamtabawa : Yes .


srijani : SIR I AM WORKING IN AN MNC RIGHT NOW. I DON'T GET ENOUGH TIME TO READ NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES DAILY. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY RC AND VA.
charlton : Can you not read newspapers for half an hour at the workplace. Only reading will help you in CAT R.C. I have shared suggestions on how to improve in R.C. and VA elsewhere in this chat.


husain : IS IT NECESSARY THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE SOME WORK EXPERIENCE TO WORK IN IT RELATED COMPANIES?
bharat : No! No work ex is mandatory... no school in India mandates that applicants, for two year programs, have work ex.


sandeepk : SIR, PEOPLE ADVISED ME TO READ EDITORIALS BUT I DONT SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT THAT HAS REFLECTED IN RC SECTION.LET ME STATE THAT WHEN I READ AN EDITORIAL THE TOPIC IS RELATED TO CURRENT AFFAIRS OR GOVT BUT RCS ARE COMPLETE DIFFERENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND SOME PART OF TEXT IN AN RC? DOES THAT AFFECT COMPREHENSION? AND IS BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR RC?
satyaprakash : The rationale behind asking people to read editorials is so that they learn how to understand articles from the author's point of view. Reading editorials without focusing on this aspect is of no use.


vivek15165 : SIR HOW IS NIBM PUNE....??? AVG PACKAGE?? I HAVE 1.5 YRS OF EXP?
mamtabawa : Decent B school ...


aish : IS THE PACKAGE OF A STUDENT OF IIM AND FMS DELHI SAME? "KEEPING IN MIND THE EXPENSES OF IIM"
vijaykumar : Almost same


desh : I ALREADY TAKE ADMISSION IN T.I.M.E KOLKATA BUT CLASS TILL NOT STARTED TILL 2MONTHS..WHY?
bhuvanaganesh : contact your center


priya : HELLO SIR, I SECURED 98 PERCENTILE AND HAVE CALLS FROM IIM-I,K AND 6 NEW ONES. WOULD IT BE WISE TO DROP THIS YEAR AND TRY FOR IIM-A B C IN CAT 2015. PLEASE GUIDE..
satyaprakash : For now, devote all your energies to converting the calls that you have. Once you get final selections, then you can mull over the question that you asked.


ashu : FEES OF TIME FOR CAT COACHING?
kapilbhandari : Pls contact your nearest centre


raj : I WAS NOT ABLE TO BOOK MY SLOT FOR AIMCAT 1625 AS IT WAS DISPLAYING A MESSAGE "SLOT YET NOT DECIDE" WHEN I WAS TRYING TO ENTER AIMCAT CENTRE BUT IF I WAS CHOOSING OPTION OF "HOME" IT WAS SHOWING 4 SLOTS.
mamtabawa : Are you a correspondence students ,since we had enough slots at centers and outside locations ?


pnca5d188 : NEED TO BUILD A SCHEDULE FOR PREPARATION? CAN ANYONE HELP ME HERE? ATLEAST SOME BASIC TIPS FOR THE SAME WHICH WILL MAKE CHANCES CHANCES TO ENTER INTO IIM'S?
satyaprakash : Many such tips have already been mentioned in the chat. Read the transcript. If you want more help, meet a faculty member at your centre.


veda : FOR IIMA WHAT PERTILE I SHOUD GET
bhuvanaganesh : 99+ for general category


trl : SIR I GOT 103 MARKS ALL FROM SECTION 1 BECAUSE THERE IS NO TIME LEFT FOR ME TO LOOK AT SECTION 2 SO WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY TO SCORE WELL IN BOTH SECTIONS
tarannumraza : first toh devote euqal or like enough time in both the sections, 90-80or so, see what ishappening. because this way ven scoring 100 percentile in one section is not gonna help


janu22 : I BELONG TO FC. WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I AIM FOR TO GET INTO IIM B OR IIM K?
bhuvanaganesh : 99+ for general category


aashray : ARE THE PERCENTILES GIVEN IN ANALYSIS COVERING ACCURACY?
kapilbhandari : For AIMCAT scores, it is based on your score, which is +3 and -1


raj : RAJ: I WAS NOT ABLE TO BOOK MY SLOT FOR AIMCAT 1625 AS IT WAS DISPLAYING A MESSAGE "SLOT YET NOT DECIDE" WHEN I WAS TRYING TO ENTER AIMCAT CENTRE BUT IF I WAS CHOOSING OPTION OF "HOME" IT WAS SHOWING 4 SLOTS. MAMTABAWA: ARE YOU A CORRESPONDENCE STUDENTS ,SINCE WE HAD ENOUGH SLOTS AT CENTERS AND OUTSIDE LOCATIONS ?
mamtabawa : For slot yet not decided those locations are not opened for booking


ashimer : HOW DO I ACCESS THE SOLUTION SET FOR AIMCAT 1625 ? WHEN I LOGIN TO MY SHP IT SAYS YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY AIMCAT AND CANNOT VIEW THE SOLUTIONS, WHILE I CAN SEE MY PERFORMANCE REPORT CARD.
mamtabawa : Kindly contact your center .


ricky : HELLO,
bhuvanaganesh : yes


obama : GUD EVENING SIR,MY NMAT PERCENTILE IS 98.2(218)AND I AM SHORTLISTED FOR BOTH THE PROGRAMMES MBA(HR) AND MBA.I HAVE WORK EXPERIENCE OF 1 YEAR AND AM HOTEL MGMT STUDENT.THE INTERVIEWS FOR BOTH THE PROGRAMMES ARE ON 17TH FEB.HOW IS THE MBA(HR) OF NMIMS AND I AM A BIT NERVOUS AS MY PERCENTAGE OF ACADEMICS HAVE A CONTINOUS DECLINE.10TH-87,12TH-70,GRAD-66.HOW DO U ADVICE TO ME GIVE A REASON FOR THIS IN THE INTERVIEW
satyaprakash : Be honest about the reason for the decline in your percentage. Don't make any excuses for it. Own up to your mistakes. May the force be with you!


agess : HOW MUCH MARKS GET MINUS IF I DIDNT SOLVE QUESTIONS?
satyaprakash : None.


yash : BY WHEN WE EXPECT THE NEXT AIMCAT? IS ARUNSHARMA A MUST FOR CAT?
kapilbhandari : Next month


john : IS IT WORTH APPLYING SDIMD MYSORE WITH CAT 64?
bharat : borderline chance... last year cutoff was 65.5%ile


karthikeyan : HOW MUCH PERCENTILE SHOULD I GET TO MAKE IIM A ,IIM B OR IIM C?
vijaykumar : 99.67 percentile ensured calls this time for these three institutes


john : SIR HOW IS IPE HYD N BIMM PUNE? WHICH ONE TO GO FOR? AVG PACKAGE?
vijaykumar : Almost similar avg package around 4.5PA


jojo :  POSTED SO MANY TIMES...PLEASE HELP....I AM CONFUSED.SCMHRD -IM, SIOM, IBS HYBD ARE THE BEST OPTION I AM HAVING...WHICH ONE SHOULD I PREFER. I CALLED AT SIOM THEY SAY AVG CTC FOR IM IS ATOUND 10 LAKHS. I AM CONFUSED. PLEASE HELP ME? NOT TAKING A DROP THOUGH!....AND ANY IDEA ABOUT PLACEMENT AT SCMHRD IM?AVG CTC?
mamtabawa : Should prefer SCMHRD over SIOM .


vivek15165 : SIR HW IS GREAT LAKES 2 YEAR PGM WORTH JOINING?
mamtabawa : Yes


desh : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE MY QUANT PARTS FOR SHORCUTS.?
bhuvanaganesh : attend all the classes regularly and write all AIMCATs to learn the shortcuts


rishi : AS I AM AWARE THAT PROFILE ALSO MATTERS IN CAT SCORE. SINCE I HAVE A LOT OF TIME HOW SHOULD I DO THAT? 10TH-9.6CGPA OR 91.2%, 12TH-89.6, AND B.COM-61%.
vijaykumar : Some B-school look for academics but not all


asad : BHARAT SIR, IS MDI/NEW IIMS /NITIE WORTH IT IF I ALREADY HAVE A PACKAGE OF 7 LAKHS AND 3 YEARS EXP? PLEASE REPLY, I HAVE 97 PERCENTILE AND GOT CALLS ONLY FROM THESE INSTITIUTES
bharat : yes... attend all interviews... try to convert all calls... average pay of top 12% performers in the program at these schools, esp. MDI, is around Rs15 lakh.


bdca5a194 : SIR I CAN SOLVE HANDOUTS OR SAY OFFLINE TEST IN GIVEN TIME BUT WHEN ONLINE TEST COMES THE SOLVING SPEED REDUCES.
kapilbhandari : That happens, due to pressure. Give more such tests, as it will reduce any such fears and concerns.


desh : SIR MAY I DOWNLOAD AIMCAT PAPER AS PDF AND TAKING PRINTOUT FROM IT.
charlton : yes this option is provided.


husain : I'VE HEARD THAT CAT 2014 WAS RELATIVELY SIMPLER. IS IT TRUE?
charlton : The Quant and VA, RC areas were simpler but the DI and LR areas were difficult. Even in RC and certain VA questions, only students who had prepared well would have been able to eliminate wrong choices and mark the correct answer. So practice is essential. Easier the paper, more the competition and accuracy matters a lot.


yash : IS ARUN SHARMA A MUST FOR CAT? PLEASE ANSWER.
gouri : No it is not a must... but you could consult it if you want to.


karandoshi : AFTER CAT GIVE PPRIORITIES TO NMAT,SNAP AND IIFT
mamtabawa : Yes. To increase your probability to get best of b schools.


janu22 : PERCENTILE FOR IIM T? (GENERAL CATEGORY)
vijaykumar : Around 97percentile


kartica : I BELONGS TO NC-OBC FEMALE. THEN WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE I SHOULD GET FOR TOP 3 ?
vijaykumar : 97+ percentile


bd : WAS AIMCAT RELATIVELY TOUGHER THAN THE ACTUAL CAT?
charlton : No, AIMCAT1625 as well as many of the remaining AIMCATs was on the same line of CAT. Do not miss a single AIMCAT. Take all of them seriously.


vivek15165 : SIR CAT NC OBC 75 %ILE .....CAN I GET A CALL FROM IIM RANCHI PGDHRM????
vijaykumar : 79+ percentile have received calls this time on first shortlist. You may get on the second shortlist


123 : SIR HOW TO STUDY IF WE START NOW
vijaykumar : Attend the basic classes properly then workout the same topic in your respective study material on the same day or next. Then you can get your doubts clarified with our faculty members.


keshav : I READ EDITORIAL OF THE HINDU DAILY BUT NOT ABLE TO SOLVE RCS...WAT CAN B THE PROBLEM ??
kapilbhandari : Are you also understanding the editorial columns? Are you writing your opinion about the column after reading it? Pls not, pls try that. It will surely help.


agess : IF I DIDNT APPEAR A PERTICULAR QUESTION,HOW MUCH MARKS IT COSTS?????????????
bhuvanaganesh : last year there was not negative marks for unattempted questions


sumit : SCORING 92 PERCENTILE IN THIS AIMCAT WOULD TAKE ME TO HOW MUCH MORE IN CAT IF THE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY REMAINS UNCHANGED?
satyaprakash : If you maintain the level of performance, it could be anywhere between 95 to 100, depending on how the other aspirants perform.


aish : SHUD I APPLY 4 GMAT AS WELL EVN IF IM NT INTERESTED IN STUDYING AT FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES?
srinivasbelvi : Please get counselled before you take GMAT. It is an expensive test & hence you got map test with your target B-Schools.


john : SIR TOP 5 COLLEGES UNDER MAT WORTH APPLYING?
bhuvanaganesh : please visit http://www.time4education.com/MAT/Info_Bschool.aspx


sare123 : SIR PLS IBS HYD OR IBS BANG IN TERMS OF ROI
mamtabawa : IBS HYD


john : SIES CAT CUTOFF?
srinivasbelvi : SIES Mumbai around 70%ile


aashray : SUPPOSE ONE GUY ATTEMPTS 60 QUESTIONS AND HE SCORES 150,OTHER GUY ATTEMPTS 65 AND SCORES 154,THEN WHO WILL BE CONSIDERED BETTER?(CONSIDERING EVERYTHING,SCORES+ACCURACY)
srinivasbelvi : Given that both took the same test, Second guy is better as long as it is not a computer adaptive test. All B-School entrance test other than GMAT are computer based tests & not computer adaptive tests.


ruchit : IF ACCURACY MATTER S...IS A SCORE OF 150@100% ACCURACY BETTER THAN THE SCORE OF 160@70% ACCURACY?
srinivasbelvi : Finally net score matters. Strike a balance between speed & accuracy.


pnca5d188 : DOES ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND STARTUP EXPERIENCE MATTERS IN IIM'S?
kapilbhandari : Any working experience teaches you something. Important thing is how you can implement that learning in future. Surely it will matter.


john : SIR WHICH ONE IS BETTER AMONG IMT NAGPUR N HYD?
charlton : IMT Ghaziabad, then IMT Nagpur, then IMT Hyderabad


dlca5cb28 : WHAT IS THE LIKELY SCORE TO HAVE 99.5 PERCENTILE IN CAT?
bhuvanaganesh : It depends upon various factors. Difficulty level of the paper etc


agess : WHAT IS THE PROPORTION OF PERCENTAGE AND CORRECT WRONG AND MISSED ANSWERS?
kapilbhandari : What exactly do you want to know?


vivek15165 : CAT NCOBC 75.29 ..CHANCES FOR PGDHRM IIM RANCHI ....SHALL I APPLY?
vijaykumar : Already answered, you can try it


desh : IS STUDY MATERIAL IS ENOUGH FOR PREPARATION OF CAT EXAM OR I HAVE TO FOLLOW ANOTHER THINGS IF YES THEN PLEASE ADVICE ME SIR..!!!
satyaprakash : The study material that we have given you is quite comprehensive.


sonakshi : SIR , SOMETIMES ITS CONFUSING HOW TO APPROACH THE PAPER. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS.
charlton : Divide the paper into 3 rounds: Round I - all easy questions/ sitters. ROund II - Moderate questions. Round III - Difficult questions. For this, you should have had a quick glance through the paper initially.


karthikeyan : WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE FOR OBC NON CREAMY LAYER TO MAKE IIM A,IIM B OR IIM C?
vijaykumar : 96+ percentilers have got calls this time


desh : SIR THERE IS NOT SHOWING ANY DOWNLOAD OPTION..!!! :(
mamtabawa : Download option for what ?


kartica : SIR I BELONGS TO NC-OBC FEMALE. THEN WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE I SHOULD GET FOR TOP 3 ?
vijaykumar : Already answered


dj : SIR, TERI UNIVERSITY IN DELHI IS GOOD?
mamtabawa : ok


sm : HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE GROUP EXERCISE TASKS OF SIBM PUNE ?
bhuvanaganesh : please attend TIME GDPI sessions


ram : EXPECTED CUTOFF FOR TISS?
bhuvanaganesh : They conduct their own exam TISSNET. around 85 percentile


namankhanna : I SCORED 74 PERCENTILE IN THE FIRST AIMCAT. I THINK MY ENGLISH IS GOOD AND STILL I FOUND THE RCS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GRASP IN ONE READ. PLEASE SUGGEST SOME MEASURES TO IMPROVE.
mamtabawa : keep reading , focus on passage reading .


time_student02 : PLEASE LET US KNOW THAT WHAT SHOULD BE THE APPROACH AND STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT AIMCATS I.E. AIMCAT 1624
charlton : Continue practising Quant, RC, VA (Parajumbles, Parajumbles and Odd Man), DI and LR sets till the next AIMCAT.In the test, Divide the paper into 3 rounds: Round I - all easy questions/ sitters. ROund II - Moderate questions. Round III - Difficult questions. For this, you should have had a quick glance through the paper initially. T


keshav : @KAPILBHANDARI SIR WHAT IS EXTENSIVE READING ??
kapilbhandari : You should read a lot. If you are a beginner, then you can start with books/topics of your interest area. Build the habit of reading and gradually move towards tougher/uninteresting topics. It should not be superficial reading.


rishi : SIR, TO ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS IS MOSTLY NOT POSSIBLE
satyaprakash : And you don't need to.


saurabh : SIR! MY QUANT SCORE IS 97 BUT VERBAL SCORE IS JUST 40. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MMNY SCORE
charlton : I have shared suggestions on how to improve in VA-RC elsewhere in this chat. Do have a look.


bdca5a194 : SIR IF LR AND DI IS GOOD ONLY SPEED IS THE PROBLEM,BY PRACTICING CAN IT(SPEED) BE ACHIEVED? AND VA IS MORE WEAK, IN WHICH I SHOULD FOCUS FIRST?
vijaykumar : Yes definitely but you need to know the short cuts also


agess : SIR! WHAT SHOULD BE A PROPORTINATE RELATION BETWEEN CORRECT,WRONG,UNSOLVED ANSWERS TO GET 100 PECENTILE??????
vijaykumar : Top scorers are 100percentilers it depends on score on the toppers not on any proportion


achi1701 : HI SIR, PLEASE REPLY. I HAVE WRITTEN THE SOP FOR NMIMS, BUT IT HAS STRETCHED TO 500 WORDS, AND CANNOT BE REDUCED ANY FURTHER, IS IT FINE FOR SOP TO BE OF THIS MUCH LENGTH? ALSO, WHERE CAN I REVIEW MY SOP ?
gouri : does it have a word limit specified? If so, pls stick to it. If not, then it's fine .


rishi : SIR. TO ATTEMPT ALL QUE IS ALMOST NT PPSSIBLE. SO SHOIULD I ATTEMPT LESS IN SOME SECTION TO COVER OTHER SECTION.....EVEN THOUGH I M GOOD AT THE SE SECTION??
kapilbhandari : You are right, it's difficult to attempt all Qs. You have to pick and choose and try to maximise your attempt. Always do easier Qs first, as they will give good results in lesser time.


nikhil : MDI VS NMIMS. PLZZ TELL AS I CAN ATTEND PI OF ONLY ONE OF THEM
bharat : MDI!


vivek15165 : CAT NC OBC 75.29 %ILE....SHALL I APPLY FOR IIM RANCHI PGDHRM?
tarannumraza : cut off for all the categories given on their website !


yog : SIR MY QUS IS NOT RELATED TO THE TOPIC BUT I DO WANTED TO KNOW THAT IS MAH MBA CET ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS STARTED OR NOT??PLZ DO REPLY
satyaprakash : Not yet.


desh : AIMCAT QUESTION PAPER AND SOLUTIONS PAPER I'M NOT ABLE TO DOWNLOAD TILL NOW.THERE ACTUALLY NOT SHOWING ANY DOWNLOAD OPTION...PLEASE HELP ME OUT SIR.
bhuvanaganesh : contact your center


swetha : TIME MATERIAL IS ENOUGH FOR CAT PREPARATION
gouri : Yes it is ...


namankhanna : HOW TO IMPROVE SPEED IN MATHS?
bhuvanaganesh : practice, learning basic concepts


ambiguity : CAT PERCENTILE 84.43 SC CANDIDATE..GOT CALLS FROM 6 NEW IIMS...WAHT ARE MY CHANCES OF CONVERTING ANY OF THOSE...
satyaprakash : Depends on how you perform in the next rounds.


ketan : I HAVE WRITTEN MY SOP FOR NMIMS. HOW CAN I GET REVIEWS FROM TIME FACULTIES
gouri : Check with your faculty and maybe mail it across to them.


janu22 : WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN CAT 15? EASIER OR TOUGHER WHEN COMPARED TO CAT 14?
bhuvanaganesh : difficult to predict


hsjma : EXTREMELY URGENT!! MAT IS ON SUNDAY AND I HAVENT DINE WA MYCH.. PLEASE GIVE SOME LAST MINUTE TIPS FIR QUANT TO MAXIMIZE MY SCORE!!!!!!
charlton : MAT covers all Quant topics. There will be 40 questions. So practice all Arithmetic areas, Numbers and geometry (learn all formulae) first. Then do algebra, permuations and combinations.


kartica : REPLY PLS.I BELONGS TO NC-OBC FEMALE. THEN WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE I SHOULD GET FOR TOP 3 ?
vijaykumar : Answered


achi1701 : THANK YOU GOURI, THEY HAVEN'T SPECIFIED WORD LIMIT, BUT I HEARD THAT THE SOP WORD LIMIT SHOULD BE AROUND 250? IS IT THE CASE, PLEASE REPLY !!
srinivasbelvi : Limit your SOP to a page. Around 300 words should do.


ketan : I HAVE WRITTEN MY SOP FOR NMIMS. HOW CAN I GET REVIEWS FROM TIME FACULTIES?
bhuvanaganesh : please get your SOP reviewed from a faculty from your TIME center


redranger : I WAS SHORTLISTED FOR IIM L AND K. WON'T I BE INFORMED OF NEW IIM GD-PI OR WILL I BE GIVEN OPTION WHETHER TO ATTEND OR NOT
vijaykumar : Last time new IIMs taken gdpi score of older IIMs may be the same this time too


dlca5cb28 : WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD BE IN CAT FOR FMS DELHI
kapilbhandari : Generally for a GC student, you should AIM for 99+


namankhanna : I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE CRACKING CAT BY JUST FOCUSING ON MATHS AND LR AND COMPLETING IGNORING VA/RCS. IS THIS APPROACH VALID?
kapilbhandari : Very risky to do that. In CAT last year, there were 34 Qs from VA/RC out of 50. How can you afford to miss 34 Qs !!!


pnca5d188 : HOW TO USE CUE CARDS FOR VOCABULARY? ARE THEY MEANT FOR REVISION OR SHOULD ME GO THROUGH THEM ON REGULAR BASIS?
gouri : Ideally work on one card everyday... Try and form sentences with the difficult words.


sumit : KINDLY ILLUCIDATE ON THE STRATEGY WE SHOULD HAVE WHILE DOING PARA JUMBLE AND ODD ONE OUT PARA TYPE QUESTIONS.
charlton : You may go through the first 10 pages of your Verbal Ability SM (Study Material) provided by TIME. In a nutshell, there are three things to keep in mind - See if you can spot the introduction sentence which is a general opening sentence that sets the background for the topic. Also see linking words or keywords that make a pair of sentences a mandatory pair which will be placed in sequence. In case of parajumbles, you may also seek clues in the choices. There will be a total of 8 questions in the test based on PARA JUMBLE AND ODD ONE OUT PARA TYPE QUESTIONS.


newbuddy : SIR TILL WHEN THE STUDENT OF CAT 2014 TIME ACCOUNT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ACCESS
bhuvanaganesh : till GDPI gets over


aashray : @SRINIVASBELVI-SO IN CAT 150 SCORE WITH 60 ATTEMPTS IS BETTER THAN 154 IN 64?
srinivasbelvi : This year CAT, that is the pattern... Come next year, we got to wait for the notification!


vivek15165 : CAT NC OBC 75.29 ..CHANCES FOR PGDHRM IIM RANCHI??
vijaykumar : 79+ have secured calls on first shortlist, may be on second shortlist you have chances


mathew : SIR I HAVE SCORED A 93% PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1625 WITH NO PREPARATION. I KNOW THIS IS THE FIRST TEST,BUT CAN I EXPECT A SIMILAR IF NOT HIGHER PERCENTILE IN CAT 15??
vijaykumar : Good it depends on how perform on that day.If you can get 93 percentile then you must me good put more effort to improve it


achi1701 : THANK YOU SRINIVAS, WHERE CAN I GET MY SOP REVIEWED ? PLEASE REPLY
bhuvanaganesh : When you attend GDPI session ask a faculty to review


timestud : TIME SHOULD ALLOW TO ATTEND MOCK CLASSES BEFORE JOINING.FACULTY AT ST ANNS MEHDIPATNAM BRANCH ARE NOT GOOD.QUADRATIC EQUATIONS CLASS WAS SO BAD .THE PERSON HIMSELF DOESNT KNOW ANYTHING
charlton : We will take your feedback into account. But TIME does provide you with good faculty and very superb material. SO stay focussed and ensure that you give your 100% in the preparation. TAKE all the AIMCATs seriously.


swetha : SIR IS IT NESSARY TO PREFER R S AGARWAL BOOK
tarannumraza : not necessarily !


ratan123 : HOW TO USE VOCAB FLASH CARDS GIVEN BY TIME??? SHOULD WE MUG EACH N EVERY WORD
gouri : read the words and try to make sentences with the words. That helps in remembering the words.


reshu : I FIND THE DI/QA SECTION DIFFICULT TO SOLVE. HOW DO I START WORKING ON IT NOW?
vijaykumar : Try understand the basics of QA which help you imorove QA and DI


aish : DO THE GD/PI DATES OF FMS AND IIMS OVERLAP?
bhuvanaganesh : If it overlaps you can contact any one institution and can the change the date of interview


pnca5d188 : HOW TO GET FMS DELHI?GRADUATION FROM MAHARASHTRA. DOMICILEE OF DELHI.
bharat : there is no regional reservation at FMS Delhi... anyone can apply; only mandatory reservation is applicable.


johnnybalraj : RANK THESE SIIB, SIBM-B, NM-B/H, SIOM
mamtabawa : SIBM, SIIB , SIOM


lovely : NIBM PUNE IS GOOD COLLEGE
mamtabawa : Yes


hsjma : PLEASE REPLY;! ITS URGENT
bhuvanaganesh : already answered


namankhanna : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SCORE IN CAT OF STUDENTS WHO SCORE GREATER THAN 95 PERCENTILE?
bhuvanaganesh : difficulty to predict. It depends upon the paper


swetha : MIN HOW MUCH PERCENTILE WE SHOULD GET TO GO FOR IIMS R B SCHOOLS
vijaykumar : Depends on your category



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