T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for GWPI!
(Chat Transcript)

shreya : HELLO GOOD EVENING. PLEASE HELP. WITH NOT SO GOOD PERCENTILE.. I HAVE THESE OPTIONS NDIM, FOSTIIMA, IBMR GGN. WHICH ONE SHOULD I GO FOR AS I NEED TO FOR MBA THIS YEAR ITSELF. GRADUATED IN 2014. ONE YEAR OF WORK EX(LEFT JOB IN SEP 2015). I GOT A CALL FROM BIMTECH ALSO BUT THE FEES IS HIGH 10L. NOT SURE ABT THE ROI. PLEASE SUGGEST.
deepakjaryal : among the options cited , BIMTECh has the better brand value compared to others, if you have to do mba this year only then chose this one and study well in the college since some good companies come to campus.. I hope you are talking about BIMTECH greater NOIDA


dee : SIR WHAT IS THE AVG PACK PF SIBM AND NM BANG
abhishek : Will be around 8 LPA.


manav : SIR I AM FROM CHEMICAL ENG BACKGROUND WITH 2 YRS EXP.I HAVE CONVERTED SIOM NASHIK AND IBS HYDERABAD. WHICH IS BETTER
deepakjaryal : SIOM WOULD BE MORE SUITABLE CONSIDERING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT IS THEIR FLAGSHIP PROGRAM AND FESS IS ALSO LESSER THAN IBS HYDERABAD MAKING THE ROI BETTER


manav : SIR I AM FROM CHEMICAL ENG BACKGROUND WITH 2 YRS EXP.I HAVE CONVERTED SIOM NASHIK AND IBS HYDERABAD. WHICH IS BETTER
tarannumraza : both rated similar.avg salary higher for SIOM & fees less for SIOM. .


vaibhav : SIR I GOT SELECTED IN SIBM HYDERABAD. KEEPING THE BRAND IN MIND IS IT A GOOD COLLEGE FOR FRESHER. I DONT HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS.
vinnayraj : if you are currently placed in a good company and if are willing to prepare for another year you can consider trying again.otherwise it is a decent college.


sck : CONVERTED SIIB.. IS IT REALLY GOOD FOR OPERATIONS ? WHAT CUD B THE PACKAGE ? I'VE OTHER CALLS LIKE FORE, XIMB, XLRI
deepakjaryal : PRIORTIY 1) XLRI,2) XIMB, 3) FORE /SIIB


mitali : HOW IS IBMR GGN ? ANG PACKAGE AND ROI ?
abhishek : It is an average college. For details you can visit their website http://www.ibmrbschool.com/


clueless : HELLO. THIS IS A HOT TOPIC OF DEBATE EVERYWHERE. KJS VS TAPMI? PEOPLE USUALYY ARGUE THAT KJS HAS A SMALLER BATCH SIZE. HOWEVER IT'S 120(PGDM)+240 (SPECIALISED PGDM COURSES) WHICH IS 360. AND THERE ARE 120 STUDENTS IN MMS TOO. SO HOW DOES IT HAVE A SMALLER BATCH SIZE? APART FROM LOCATION ADVANTAGE WHAT MAKES KJS BETTER THAN TAPMI?
tarannumraza : Fees for KJS much less than that of TAPMI but not much difference in the average salary for 2015


clueless : SIBM BENGALURU VS SIIB VS TAPMI? I KOW THEY'RE ALMOST OF TEH SAME LEVEL BUT WHAT SHOULD I PICK IF I HAVE TO PICK ONE?
tarannumraza : TAPMI,SIBM Bangalore,SIIB in that order going by T.I.M.E. rating and average salary for 2015


worldt20 : @ARVIND HOW IS IISC DOMS? ANY CHANCE OF GETTING SHORTLISTED FOR NEXT ROUND AT 94 PERCENTILE( GENERAL) CAT? HOW ARE THE PLACEMENTS AND JUST 20 STUDENTS? PLEASE CAN U GIVE ME MORE INFO ON THIS COLLEGE
arvind : Its good Chances are decent. Placements are excellent, average sal is about 10 Lakhs


vikhil : SIR I GOT SELECTED IN TO VJIM.IS IT A GOOD COLLEGE FOR FRESHER .I DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS.HOW ARE D PLACEMENTS??
deepak : It is a decent option within Hyd, but not a great school at a national level. If you believe you can do better next year, you may skip this and try to get into a better college next yr.


aravindk : WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF GREAT LAKES APTITUDE TEST COMPARED TO CAT OR CMAT?
sathyanarayanan : Similar levels.. but can be put on the easier side..


pps : SIR HOW IS MDI MURSHIDABAD?
abhishek : It is an average B school, with a good brand behind it.


pp : IS XIMB HR GOOD? DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR 3+YRS EXPERIENCE CANDIDATES?
rajeshsaraf : That's good. It further depends on multiple factors 1) current salary level drawn 2) Other options -other B schools


abhi : PLEASE ANSWER SIR WHICH ONE IS BETTER - MISB BOCCONI (WITH 75% FEE WAVIER) OR KJ SOM OR TAPMI OR IMI ?
kapildixit : imi delhi-kj somaiyya tapmi


pp : CAN A 96 PERCENTILE IN XAT WITH ABOVE AVERAGE GD AND DECENT PI GET CHANCE IN XLRI HR???
vinnayraj : yes.there are chances if you have done well in the pi round..


sck : CONVERTED SIIB.. IS IT REALLY GOOD FOR OPERATIONS ? WHAT CUD B THE PACKAGE ? I'VE OTHER CALLS LIKE FORE, XIMB, XLRI, KJ
arvind : wait for other calls


harshit : SIR, HOW IS ITM NAVI MUMBAI FOR PGDM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ITS PACKAGE?
kapildixit : Try for a general programme.


jinz : SIR HOW IS LIBA FOR HR FOR A FRESHER ?
sathyanarayanan : Good choice for a fresher.. Commendable placement records..


aravindk : SIR, I AM A NON-MAHARASTRA CANDIDATE CAN I GET ANY GOOD COLLEGE LIKE SIES OR PUMBA IN CAP ROUND WITH MAT 93.8%ILE?
kapildixit : Little tough.


freddie : IMT NAGPUR OR XIME?
vinnayraj : XIME is slightly better overall..


niki : SIR WHICH IS BETTER COLLEGE KIRKOSKAR PUNE OR KIRLOSKAR HARIHAR
rajeshsaraf : In case, if you don't have any other option and further you want to take admission this year itself, then you can consider the B school...location wise Pune will score a bit higher other wise not too much difference between the two schools


bib : SIR PLS ARRANGE IMI KOLKATA, SDMIMD AND FOSTIIMA
kapildixit : IMI KOLKATTA-SDM IMD FOSTIIMA


jinz : SIR HOW IS PSG COIMBATORE...PLZ REPLY...WANT TO APPLY BEFORE THE LAST DATE IF IT IS GOOD
tarannumraza : Rated in the 'others'category by T.I.M.E. Average.


manav : SIOM FEES INCLUDES 35K INDUCTION FEES WHICH IS NON REFUDABLE. I AM HAVING GDPI CALLS FROM GIM GOA,KJSOMAYA,IFMR,WELINGKER MUMBAI.PLEASE ARRANGE THEM AND SHOULD I GO FOR SIOM WITH RISK OF 35K?
amol : KJ Somaiya(Core) >IFMR = GIM >Welingkar(Core)


harshit : @KAPILDIXIT SIR, WHY GENERAL PROGRAM IS CONSIDER MORE THAN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS?
kapildixit : It is always beneficial to go for a broad course unless you have deep interest in specialised course. There are always broad and good prospects. If you have a clarity of going to a specialised course you can do so.


rj : SIR, HOW IS WOXSEN B SCHOOL, HYDERABAD?
rajeshsaraf : Started a couple of years back..Not there in the rating list by T.I.M.E.


bibek : SIR XIME OR IMI KOLKATA
abhishek : They are more or less at par. However, XIME would be better(if we have to pick one)


freddie : SIR HOW TO PREPARE FOR INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE ENTRANCE EXAM??? PLZ SUGGEST ME SOME STUDY MATERIALS
vinnayraj : for which program do want to apply for?


: GOOD EVENING SIR HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY INTERVIEW SKILLS AND SPEAKING SKILLS
sathyanarayanan : Try one to one conversations. Keep a list of things about yourself for atleast 3to5 mins min.. conversations in english on a day to day basis should help..


ash41 : SINCE SIESCOMS CONSIDERS OVERALL PROFILE, CAN I GET A GDPI CALL AT 67 PECENTILE IN CAT ?
arvind : Fingers crossed


: SIR WHAT IS THE TOP UNIVERSITY IN INDIA(FOR MBA)?
kapildixit : IIMs are autonomous bodies offering PGDM. FMS is University of Delhi deptt.offering MBA


raja : HOW IS FORE ? I HAVE GOT 93.55 %ILE IN CAT GEN CATEGORY OTHERS CALLS ALSO I.E. IMT GHZ,IMIDELHI IITR, IITKHG- MHRM KJSOM BIM TRICHY..I BIT CONFUSED???
deepakjaryal : fore is decent bschool with an avg package of 8lpa but 20 percent of the batch offered more than 10lpa. among the other options that you cited IITkgp and BIM trichy soun more promising


freddie : MSQE SIR @VINNAYRAJ
vinnayraj : you would be required to prepare on the following subjects Algebra: Binomial Theorem, AP, GP, HP, Exponential, Logarithmic Series, Sequence, Permutations and Combinations, Theory of Polynomial Equations; (up to third degree). Matrix Algebra: Vectors and Matrices, Matrix Operations, Determinants. Calculus: Functions, Limits, Continuity, Differentiation of functions of one or more variables. Unconstrained Optimization, Definite and Indefinite Integrals: Integration by parts and integration by substitution, Constrained optimization of functions of not more than two variables. Elementary Statistics: Elementary probability theory, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation and regression, probability distributions, standard distributions-Binomial and Normal.


shreya : @DEEPAKJARYAL THANKYOU. YES, I AM TALKING ABOUT THE NOIDA ONE. SHOULD I CHOOSE IT ONLY IF I GET THE CORE PGRM ? IF NO, WHICH OTHER SHOULD BE BETTER ?
deepakjaryal : Bimtech noida campus is better than other bimtech campuses, so if you have to do your mba this year you may chose the college considering the limited options that we have, but study well in that college


bib : SIR PLS RELY. ARRANGE THESE CLGS IMI KOLKATA, SDMIMD, AND FOSTIIMA
tarannumraza : IMI Kolkata & FOSTIIMA rated the same.average salary similar. IMI considered to be a better brand but has a much higher fee structure


lnpc600 : SIR, I DROPPED FOR 2 YEAR'S AFTER MY 10+2 DUE TO SOME ISSUES, WILL THIS PROVE TO BE IMPEDIMENT IN MY CAREER. I AM AN IPM STUDENT AND ALSO PREPARING FOR ENTRANCE EXAMINATION OF OTHER B SCHOOLS
rajeshsaraf : It depends on how you put that across. In case, no questions are asked related to that, you don't have to bring that matter up on your own. In case, the panel (during the time of interview) brings the matter, talk about how that incident has made you even tougher in life


raja : HOW IS FORE ? I HAVE GOT 93.55 %ILE IN CAT GEN CATEGORY OTHERS CALLS ALSO I.E. IMT GHZ,IMIDELHI IITR, IITKHG- MHRM KJSOM BIM TRICHY..I BIT CONFUSED??
abhishek : Fore is a good B school. The other calls(IMI,IIT Khg) you have would be better than FORE.


abhi951 : SIR BTW IMT G AND KJ WHICH IS GOOD.... ALSO I KEEP ON HEARING THAT IMT G IS ON ITS DOWNFALL AS IT IS STRUGGLING WITH PLACEMENT.. WHICH ONE WILL U RECOMMEND ME AS I HAV 2 YRS IN IT
arvind : IMT fee - 15 lakhs - average salary 9.5 KJ fee - 6 lakhs - average salary 8.25


freddie : SIR HOW TO PREPARE FOR INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE MSQE ENTRANCE EXAM??? PLZ SUGGEST ME SOME STUDY MATERIALS
vinnayraj : just answered..


megha : FORE OR LBSIM FOR FINANCE??????????
deepakjaryal : fore


cet : SIR I AM A MAHRASHTRA CANDIDATE.I PERFORMED AVERAGELY IN MHCET.I HAVE 98.5% IN MAT.WILL IT BE ACCEPTED IN CAP ?IF YES WHAT COLLEGES R POSSIBLE?
amol : Yes MAT will be accepted for All india seats. You can get through Dalmia ,MET


: SIR WHAT IS THE ENTRANCE EXAM FOR FMS DELHI ? IS IT CAT OR SOMETHING ELSE?
amol : CAT


nik : SIR HOW IS ICFAI IBS HYDERABAD I AM PLANNING TO JOIN THIS YEAR AS I GOT SELECTED THERE
abhishek : Congrats!It is good.


mitali : @ABHISHEK SIR I DID VISIT THE WEBSITE. THEY SAY AVERAGE AS 6LPA. WOULD YOU SUGGEST GOING FOR THE COLLEGE ? ANY OTHER COLLEGE OF THE SAME LEVEL ?
abhishek : Depends on the options you have. Visit your time center and discuss with the concerned Faculty member.


ra : NM-MUMBAI VS MDI
vinnayraj : mdi.


aravindk : HOW IS MET IOM MUMBAI? AVG PACKAGE?
amol : Decent college , with an average of 5.5


sourabh : SIR WHICH IS BETTER TAPMI OR GREAT LAKE PGDM?
arvind : both are on par in terms of fees and the placements


lnpc600 : HOW TO PREPARE BEST FOR PI AND MICRO PRESENTATION?
tarannumraza : Be well versed with what is happening in India & abroad. You should know about yourself - your strengths & weaknesses. Questions related to academics, job profile & your hometown may also be asked.Most importantly,the answer to why you want to do an MBA should be logical and clear.


freddie : WILL THE SCHOOL AND UG LEVEL MATHS MATERIALS ENOUGH FOR PREPARATION OR ARE THERE ANY SEPARATE BOOKS FOR ITS PREPARATION?? @VINNAYRAJ
vinnayraj : that should be enough.for sample questions visit the isi calcutta website..most of it is based on XI and XII mathematics and some of it is from the ug level..


jinz : SIR ONE LAST QUESTION...I HAVE ONLY 70 PERCENTILE IN CAT...I HAVE BEEN CALLED FOR THE GDPI OF NIT TRICHY..DO I STAND A CHANCE OF CONVERTING CONSIDERING I'M A NON ENGG AND WITH 70 PERCENTILE.PLZ REPLY
arvind : Do well in your GDPI. Chances are decent


: SIR WHAT IS THE COLLEGE THAT OFFERS THE BEST PLACEMENTS(HIGHLY PAID) IN INDIA?
abhishek : Placements are almost the same at the top 10 B schools.


yada : I AM STUDYING B-TECH FINAL YEAR. PREPIARING "CAT"ALSO. BUT MY AGGGREGATE IS ONLY 61%. IS THERE ANY PROBLEM IN IIM SHORTLISTS
sathyanarayanan : IIM calls are broadly based on School, College scores, CAT percentile, and other criteria. Again the required cut off are based on different category. Prepare well. All the Best.


ra : SIR I HAVE CALL FOR SPJ MARKETING, I'M NOT SURE OF MARKETING YET, SHOULD I TAKE IT IF I CONVERT?
arvind : SPJ is very good option but What other options you have ?


ra : SIR I HAVE CALL FOR SPJ MARKETING, I'M NOT SURE OF MARKETING YET, SHOULD I TAKE IT IF I CONVERT??
abhishek : Depends on what other calls you have and your interest in Marketing.


nik : SIR BEING A STUDENT FROM A COMMERCE BACKGROUND WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AFTER AN MBA AS I WANT TO STUDY EVEN AFTER DOING AN MBA PLS HELP ME
tarannumraza : After an MBA you can pursue a PHd program from a top college.


mitali : @ABHISHEK ALL RIGHT. THANKYOU.
abhishek : You re welcome.


jo : SIR HOW IS PUNE INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT . WHAT IS ITS AVERAGE PLACEMENT WANT TO DO MBA IN HR THERE .. I SHOULD GO NA..
deepakjaryal : whats your academic background and any work ex ?


: SIR FOR SUPPOSE SOMEONE GOT A CALL FROM IIMA AND FMS DELHI ? WHAT WOULD BE THE BETTER TO CHOOSE ? WHAT IS THE CLEVER MOVE TO MAKE?
vinnayraj : iima is internationally ranked higher than fms and is considered the best b school in india and has an unparalleled reputation.fms comes very close and also has considerably lesser fees.so it is an extremely personal decision why one would chose a b school over the other..


cet : THANK Q FOR ANSWERING @AMOL SIR.ONE MORE QUESTION, DOES TIME POST ANALYSIS FOR MHCET???
amol : Yes today at 9pm


lnpc600 : WHICH ONE IS BETTER NMIMS , CHRIST , OR DU IF NOT IPM FOR BBA?
deepak : NM


rahul : @ARVIND SIR. HOW ARE THESE COLLEGES NDIM OR FOSTIIMA ?
arvind : FOSTIIMA Delhi, Fee 5.5 Lakhs and average salary is 6 lakhs


clueless : GIM VS TAPMI?
deepakjaryal : TAPMI > GIM only reaon the fees at gim is high and avg package is all the same


freddie : WHAT ABOUT ECONOMICS SIR? QUESTION ARE ASKED AS PROBLEM SOLVING IN ECONOMICS SECTION.. HOW TO PREPARE FOR THAT..??
vinnayraj : you will have to prepare from the ug level economics books.are you from a related educational background?


ash41 : WHICH IS BETTER OVERALL....IBS HYDERABAD OR SIESCOMS..I HAVE ALREADY CONVERTED IBS HYDERABAD..SHOULD I APPLY TO SIESCOMS ?
arvind : Average salary is similar about 6.5 lakhs IBS fee is about 12 lakhs SIESCOMS fee is about 5.5 lakhs


harshit : @KAPILDIXIT SIR, WHAT ABOUT PLACMENTS FOR ITM NAVI MUMBAI AS ALREADY I HAVE DROP ONE YR AND THIS YR I WANT TO TAKE ADMISSION SO HOWS ITM NAVI MUMBAI PLACMNTS??
kapildixit : Visit college website for exact data.


nik : SIR AFTER MBA I WOULD LIKE TO DO PHD WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGES IN INDIA OFFERING PHD IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND WHAT IS THEIR PROCESS OF SELECTION ?
kapildixit : Try to go for a University Course as they offer MBA. FPM is fellowship in Management offered by IIMs it is doctoral prog of IIMs.


aadya : I HAVE A FINAL CALL FROM SCMHRD. I AM ALSO QUITE POSITIVE OF CONVERTING MY XIMB-HRM CALL. PLEASE TELL ME...WHICH OF THE TWO SHOULD I GO WITH?
abhishek : SCMHRD would be better.


ra : HAVE CONVERTED NM-MUMBAI, INTERESTED IN FINANCE, SHALL I SKIP NITIE?
deepakjaryal : very tough call since both the colleges are good in their own respects , try to weigh the colleges upon 1) fees 2) profiles that they offer 3)flagship programs . since nitie is more known for operations management , NM mumbai has a huge alumni base . so a tough call


: SIR M GONNA GIVE CAT IN THIS YEAR. PLEASE SUGGEST A STUDY PLAN AND BOOKS I MAY REFER SO THAT I CAN GET INTO IIMS OR FMS ?
sathyanarayanan : Get a good grip on basics & concepts. don't rely on short cuts. understanding the concepts and learning to implement the techniques will help you go the distance. all the best.


shreya : @DEEPAKJARYAL SIR. BUT HIGH FEES BECOMES A CONSTRAINT HERE. WOULD IT TURN OUT TO BE A GOOD ROI. IF YES, I WILL GO FOR IT. SORRY IF I AM ASKING TOO MANY QUESTIONS BUT I AM BADLY CONFUSED.
deepakjaryal : HEY ITS ALL RIGHT ! THATS WHY WE ARE ALL HERE! SO I KNOW THAT FEES CAN BE A DAMPNER BUT THE LIMITED OPTIONS THAT YOU GAVE ME ,ONLY THIS ONE LOOKED MORE APPEALING , ALSO BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR MBA THIS YEAR ITSELF. THATS THE REASON I AM TELLING YOU TO STUDY HARD IN THE COLLEGE AND TRY TO GRAB THE BEST PLACEMENT OFFER


rahul : @ARVIND SIR. AND NDIM ? SHOULD I PREFER FOSTIIMA ? THEY SAY THE BATCH SIZE FOR NDIM IS MORE AND FOSTIIMA LESS.
arvind : average salary almost same about 6 lakhs NDIM - Fee about 8.5 FOSTIIMA - Fee about 5.5


mayur : SORRY FOR OFF TOPIC. I M 2016 CAT ASPIRANT. SYBSC IT MUMBAI UNIVERSITY STUDENT. MY QUESTION IS WE ARE GIVEN CGPA ON 7 POINT SCALE.. AND ALL B-SCHOOLS ASK FOR 10 POINT SCALE CGPA.. SO SHOULD I FILL FORM WITH 7 POINT SCALE CGPA.. ALSO THERE IS NO PERCENTAGE GIVEN IN OUR MARKSHEET, BUT OBTAINED MARKS AND TOTAL MAXIMUM MARKS ARE GIVEN.. PLZ HELP
vinnayraj : you need to fill the actual marks scored as a percentage of the maximum marks..also if you have a prescribed cgpa to percentage conversion formuala you could follow that..


lnpc600 : HOW MUCH IT WILL COST FOR BBA FROM NMIMS? AND IT'S COMPLETE SELECTION PROCESS AS I AM FROM SCIENCE BACKGROUND 10+2 SO IS IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR ME TO COMPETE WITH OTHERS DURING COURSE. .PLZZZZZZZ GUIDE ME SIR
amol : Around 5-6 lacs for 3 years. You will have to appear for an NPAT exam


jo : 12 TH COMMERCE BBA , NO WORK EX@DEEPAK SIR
deepakjaryal : see why did i ask because the option that you gave is not a very good one. so IFF you can gain some work ex and again give it a shot, i think it would make better sense.


saurav : HELLO...I AM DEVIATING LITTLE BIT FROM THE TOPIC, I HAVE IN X-59.8 XII-64 AND ENGINEERING 71 % MARKS, I HAVE BEEN GIVING AIMCATS SERIOUSLY AND HAVE IMPROVED FROM 60 TO 85...BUT I WAS TOLD EVEN IF I GET A 99.9 PER IN CAT'16, ILL NEVER GET A CALL FROM IIMS BECAUSE OF MY POOR X AND XII...IS IT TRUE?
vinnayraj : many iims give weightages to previous academic scores when they give out calls.but the percentage weightage varies greatly and some of the iims give a very high weightage to cat score.so if you score in the range you have mentioned there are chances of you getting a call from a couple of iims despite your low X and XII scores..also there are other top private b schools which do not consider academic scores when they come out with a call list..so you have to keep up the good work and continue to improve and i am sure the hard work will pay off..


usama : GOOD COLLEGE FOR PGDM/MMS IN OPERATION IN MUMBAI REGION?
deepakjaryal : NITIE


abhi951 : SIR... IS IT WORTH TO JOIN KJ OR IIT R IF I HAV 2 YRS OF EXPERIENCE ?
abhishek : Yes.


aadya : WHAT SHOULD I STUDY IN THE COMING TWO MONTHS BEFORE CLASSES START TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE TIME AVAILABLE?
rajeshsaraf : well nothing much... just enjoy your time out. May be you can learn a few courses in the areas of Interest


freddie : WILL THE TIME BE ENOUGH FOR ITS PREPARATION SIR?? IF I START PREPARING FROM NOW?? @VINNAYRAJ
vinnayraj : it's definitely worth a try if you start now and you are decently familiar with the topics in the syllabus..


tj : HI SIR..I VE CONVERTED NMIMS,MUMBAI CORE..WHICH IS BETTER NMIMS VS IIM RANCHI HRM?? I DONT HAVE ANY NATURAL INCLINATION TOWARDS A SPECIALIZATION. WHICH IS BETTER?
deepak : answered already


: SIR WHAT ARE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT ARE CALLED BY IIMA EVERY YEAR ? AND HOW MANY OF THEM CLEAR THE GDPI ROUNDS AS WELL?
vinnayraj : usually they call in the ratio of around 1:3 where 1 is the number of seats and 3 is the number of people called..


kavita : SIR I AM COMMERCE GRADUATE NSD I HAV GOT ADDMISSION CALL LETTER FROM BIMTECH NOIDA FORM ISURANCE BUSSINESS MANAGEMENT .I HAV GIVEN GDPI OF XIME ND WILL GIVING GDPI FOR CHRIST ALSO ??? SO SHOULD I TAKE ADDMISSION IN BIMTECH NOIDA ????
kapildixit : XIME/Christ would be a better choice.


ash41 : SO ONE SHOULD PREFER SIESCOMS OVER IBS HYDERABAD ?
arvind : yes


rj : SIR, AS OF NOW I HAVE TWO OPTION IN MY HAND, ONE IS WOXSEN B SCHOOL AND SECOND ONE IS BIMTECH BHUBANESWAR. WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE???
rajeshsaraf : WOXSEN can be avoided..BIMTECH is known because of Noida branch..Bhubaneswar is a question mark


tj : HI SIR..I VE CONVERTED NMIMS,MUMBAI CORE..WHICH IS BETTER NMIMS VS IIM RANCHI HRM?? I DONT HAVE ANY NATURAL INCLINATION TOWARDS A SPECIALIZATION.... WHICH IS BETTER?
deepak : NM


ra : SIR, IIT B OR NMIMS-M FOR FINANCE SPECIALIZATION?
abhishek : IIT B


ra : SIR, IIT B OR NMIMS-M FOR FINANCE SPECIALIZATION??
arvind : IIT B


mayur : @VINAYRAJSIR THANK U FOR UR REPLY.. WE DO NOT HAVE PRESCRIBED CONVERSION FORMULA.. SO YOU MEAN TO SAY, I HAVE TO FILL 570/750 LIKE THIS? AND ALSO MUMBAI UNIVERSITY FOLLOW ONLY LAST YEAR MARKS ON FINAL MARKSHEET.. SO I HAVE TO FILL ONLY LAST YEAR MARKS OR 3 YEARS MARKS?
vinnayraj : welcome..a simple percentage conversion as you have mentioned is enough.but you are required to fill the average percentage of all the years combined..


ra : SIR, SINCE U SPECIFIED IIT B, CAN U GIVE THE REASON ALSO? JUST FOR UNDERSTANDING
deepakjaryal : AVERAGE SALARY ALMOST THE SAME BUT THE FESS AT SJSOM IS LOWER HENCE ROI WILL BE HIGHER


: SIR AIMCATS BY TIME ARE EQUIVALENT TO ACTUAL CAT EXAMINATION??
sathyanarayanan : Yes. we try to keep it as close as possible. & maybe a bit tougher on few occasions. AIMCATs will help u out in understanding ur preparation levels & develop ur exam answering strategies.


rajni : I HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN SCIT PUNE. I HOPE TO CONVERT IMT NAGPUR AND XIME BANGLORE .PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I SHOULD JOIN.
arvind : XIME, SCIT and IMT - in that order


avn : SIR PLEASE SUGGEST ME.. IS IT WORTH JOINING KIIT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT?? AS I GAVE ONLY MAT..SCORE 657 AND CANT GO TO ITM OR AMITY OR ALNCE FOR THE HIGH FEES AND NOT VERY MCH SURE ABT CHRIST.. IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A GOOD JOB FROM KIIT WTH MY PRFRMNC THRE.. OR I SHOULD JOIN ANY OF THE SO SO CLGS IN KOLKATA.. PLS ANSWR SIR..
arvind : KIIT not listed. Suggest join Amity, Christ.....


freddie : THANKS ALOT FOR YOUR PATIENCE ND GUIDANCE SIR.. IT'S SURELY GONNA HELP ME :-)
vinnayraj : you are welcome and all the best !! it's an excellent institute and it's a brilliant program.so give your best..


mayur : THANX A LOT SIR.. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE TIME FACULTY FOR BEING SUCH HELPFUL
vinnayraj : welcome..all the best for your preparation!!


ra : SIR, SINCE U SPECIFIED IIT B, CAN U GIVE THE REASON ALSO? JUST FOR UNDERSTANDING?
arvind : Average salary is same; Fee for NM is about 50% more than IIT M


usama : HOW TO APPLY FOR PGDM IN SYDENHAM INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES?
kapildixit : Through mh-cet.


: SIR I HAVE 78.5 IN X(ICSE) AND 82.8(INTERMEDIATE) .. IS THIS A GOOD PROFILE ?? AND ANY CHANCES TO GET INTO IIMA IF I SCORE HIGHER IN CAT? IF SO WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE I SHALL TRY FOR??
sathyanarayanan : cut off percentiles will be based on ur category. a student in general category will required anything in the range of 96+ percentile the very least for IIMA. again, the selection will be based on a variety of factors other than ur scores oly. kindly go through the past year selection processes. all the best


aayu : STRENGTHS : I AM EASILY ADAPTIVE TO THE ENVIRONMENT, I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF POSSIBILITY CAN THESE BE MENTIONED AS STRENGTHS ?
abhishek : What do you mean aby ' Power of Possibility'? First one is ok.


sjn : I HAVE A MERIT RAMK OF 1146 IN NMIMS MUMBAI CORE CAN THERE BE A CHANCE TO CONVERT???
deepak : Yes, it is likely.


freddie : SURE SIR.. WILL TRY HARD FOR IT.. I'LL SURELY BE NEEDING UR ASSISTANCE IN THE LATER PART OF MY PREPARATION SIR.. :-)
vinnayraj : certainly can help with the higher maths part..


aayu : WHEN ASKED ABOUT LEADERSHIP QUALITIES CAN I MENTION THAT I WAS THE CR OF MY COLLEGE FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS ?
tarannumraza : Yes you can.prepare a list of your achievements as CR.


: SIR OUT OF 100 QUESTIONS IN CAT .. HOW MANY QUESTIONS DO THE TOPPER IN CAT ANSWER APPROX.??
vinnayraj : there is no single answer to this question and it is almost irrelevant as the number of questions to be attempted correctly to achieve the top percentile is purely a function of the composition,difficulty level of the paper and the performance of the fellow candidates and this number varies from year to year..your enthusiasm is appreciated and we hope you put it in the required hard work for all your queries to be answered in rewards..


bharatkumar : PLEASE ADVISE WHICH COLLEGE TO JOIN: EXPERIENCE 3 YRS.. COVERTS: GLIM PGPM , TAPMI , SIIB. WAITING RESULTS: IMT-G.
deepakjaryal : 1) tAPMI 2) siib 3) imt gzb .. iam keeping imt gzb last among the 3 because the batch strength has increased tremendously


shobhit : SIR, MY HOBBY IS NEWSPAPER READING, BUT IN THE LAST INTERVIEW TOTAL NUMBER OF VILLAGES/DISTRICT WERE ASKED, I WAS NOT ABLE TO TELL . I TOLD THEM THAT CAN I MAKE A GUESS BUT THEY WERE NOT LOOKING SATISFIED. HOW TO AVOID SUCH SITUATION ???
raman : You can say I am not sure about it. Please do not worry about the body language of interviewers. Did you answer other questions?


aayu : CAN I STATE MY HOBBIES AS READING SELF MOTIVATIONAL AND FICTIONAL BOOKS, COOKING , YOGA ?
deepak : It is not just about what you say, but how say it. It will be better if you discuss the interview related qns in a one on one session with one of the experts at your centre.


sjn : BUT I HAVENT BEEN ASKED TO PAY THE FEE PLUS I THINK I WILL CONCERT XIMB IS IT WORTH JOINING?
arvind : yes


saurav : @VINNAYRAJ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RESPONSE SIR
vinnayraj : welcome..


pihu : SIR MY XIME GD WAS GOOD BUT MY PI WENT REALLY BAD.. I HAVE CLEARED ITM NM GDPI.. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR XIME
vinnayraj : sometimes even when you havent answered a significant number of questions in pi and you feel you have done badly,if you have answered the questions you did with confidence and clarity there are chances of a conversion..it has happened to many students..so hope for good luck..


freddie : THANK YOU SIR..
vinnayraj : welcome..


dolcee : HAVNG BALAJI PUNE GDPI ON 16TH, PLS GIVE ME SOME TIPS FOR GDPI. ALSO SUGGEST SOME COLLEGE AT 86 %ILE IN CMAT
rajeshsaraf : Generally for PI, you need to be clear with key points like "Career Goals", "Current Events", "Budget", "Acadds related qs"...For GD, apply SPELT technique and make your presence felt while the discussion is on (at least for two to three occasions with some real solid points in the space of say 15-20 mins for whatever time duration that GD or case discussion goes on)


aayu : EXPLAIN UR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN BRIEF ? FOR THIS PART DO WE NEED TO STATE OUR MARKS FROM X UPTO GRADUATION ?
rajeshsaraf : This question is NOT about reproducing your marks (that they can see in the profile). You need to talk about something for which you are proud of yourself - May be college topper, all rounder award, you can also talk about co-curricular achievements -first in literary, dramatics, extempore, etc


saurav : @VINNAYRAJ SIR TO ADD ON, I HAVE 24 MONTHS OF WORK EXP ALSO IN A REPUTED FIRM, WILL THAT HELP?
vinnayraj : yes it will..many iims have some weightage to work experience and 24 months gets the maximum weightage in most iims..the reputation of the firm and the kind of work you have done will only play a role during the interviews.but prior to that only the duration of work experience is considered..


rajni : IS CAT ACCEPTED IN SOME GOOD FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES OR NOT ?
raman : NOT YET!!


bharatkumar : @DEEPAKJARYAL , SIR WHAT ABOUT GREAT LAKES PGPM
deepakjaryal : great lake (chennai) 1 year pgpm would be the best


cat : IBS HYDERABAD OR BIMTECH ? AVERAGE PACKAGE FOR BOTH ?
arvind : BIMTECH


: SIR THANK YOU SO MUCH .. YOU'RE TRULY SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGING .. JUST LIKE EVERY ONE IIMA IS MY DREAM.. AND I'LL TRY MY BEST TO BE PART OF IT .. THANK YOU SIR @VINNAYRAJ SIR
vinnayraj : welcome..all the best!!i am sure you will realize your dream by putting the required and the right kind of hard work...


prnc : WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE.. IMI KOLKATA OR KIITSOM??
rajeshsaraf : as per our rating IMI Kolkatta is in B category..However, KIIT SOM is not there in the rating list..


aayu : FOR GIRLS IS IT NECESSARY TO WEAR TIE N FORMAL SHOES FOR THE INTERVIEW ?
vinnayraj : not compulsory..and dont choose this attire if you are not used to it..


megha : I'VE CALLS FROM FORE, LBSIM.. MOST PROBABLY WILL CONVERT LBSIM. X & XII - 95% GRAD- 75% (FINAL YEAR) CAT 2015 85%ILE..SHOULD I JOIN THESE COLLEGES OR TRY AGAIN. ( DONT HAVE A JOB OFFER AS OF YET)???????????????????????????
vinnayraj : if there are no personal or professional constraints that require you to do an mba this year,you can try again as you have very good previous academic scores and have performed decent in your first attempt.you can wait till the admission last dates and see if you can secure a decent job by then and take a decision later.if you are not sure or not confident of getting a job it is not advisable to drop a year and prepare for the exam.the two mentioned b schools are decent and many people would be happy to make it to these schools..


aayu : WHAT ARE POSSIBLE GD TOPICS N HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR IT ? ALSO AMONG A BATCH OF 10 STUDENTS HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD ONE SPEAK ?
rajeshsaraf : GD topics could be abstract -A rose is a rose is a rose or could be based on Current events. Apply SPELT technique (Socio political economic legal technological aspects) to analyze the topic..Further, there is no fixed number as such.. But it is important to make yourself heard..Quality of points which you contribute towards discussion matter..


bharatkumar : @DEEPAKKJARYAL... SIR AS IMT-G IS OLD , AND HAS ESTABLISHED BRAND WOULD GREAT LAKES PGPM STILL BE BETTER.. JUST LITTLE SKEPTICAL .. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP SIR
deepakjaryal : hmm you are right but brand IMT_g has taken a beating since they have increase the intake manifolds, to be precise 600 seats Out of 600 seats 420 are for various PGDM programmes and remaining 180 are for dual country PGDM programme.hence my reason for not preffering IMt -G over other options that you gave is the huge amount of competetion that i will have to face to grab a good offer , and also think about amount of pressure on the college to place so many candidates , and god forbid if the mraket scenario goes bad during your placemnet season it will only make the matters worse


cat : AVERAGE PACKAGE BIMTECH ?
arvind : Rs. 7 Lakhs


aayu : I M A BMM GRADUATE AND I WANT TO GO FOR MBA IN HR, WHEN ASKED ABOUT IT WHAT POINTS SHALL I COVER ?
rajeshsaraf : You need to be clear about the roles/responsibilities of a HR manager in an organization. like "training & development", "Compensation design", "recruitment & selection" "employee relations"


rahul : @ARVIND SIR. IF HAD TO CHOOSE ONE, WHICH ONE SHOULD IT BE ?
arvind : FOSTIIMA


ash41 : @ARVIND SIR : PLS REPLY
arvind : i answered u r queries. What I missed ?


single_ques : IS IT OK TO JOIN NMIMS BANGALORE SINCE IT IS NOT AICTE APPROVED. ALSO, PLS TELL THE ORDER FOR KJS, GIM AND NM BANG
deepak : KJ, GIM, NM B


clueless : IF 10 YEARS FROM NOW, I HAVE TO APPLY TO A JOB, AND THEY SEE TAPMI ON MY RESUME, WILL THEY BE IMPRESSED?
vinnayraj : 10 years from now you will only be switching jobs at senior levels.what will matter then most is the kind roles and responsibilities you have handled and the positions you have managed..tapmi has a good brand name and a great alumni network..nadella also graduated from a manipal institute..


aayu : WHAT SHOULD BE A LOGICAL ANSWER FOR WHERE DO U SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 5 - 10 YEARS ?
rajeshsaraf : There is no one single answer to this question. It will vary from individual to individual. Try to link "what you will be learning from B school" to where you want to advance in your career. For some, it could just be a senior level manager with a reputed company, for others running an enterprise of your own..the question is what's yours


shreya : @ARVIND SIR WHAT IS THE AVG PACKAGE FOR BIMTECH (NOIDA) FOR THEIR RETAIL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (NOT THE FLAGSHIP ONE)
arvind : about 1-1.5 lakhs less


db : ANY COLLEGE IN CAT 71.8 PERCCENTILE ?
vinnayraj : the following are some of the colleges you can try Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore Hyderabad Central University (HCU) Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Bengaluru Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Noida XIME Bangalore National Insurance Academy Pune NIT Calicut


ash41 : @ARVIND SIR : HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE MMS PROG OF SIESCOMS ? I AM AN OUTSIDE MAH CANDIDATE AND HAVE NOT GIVEN MAHCET
arvind : through CAT/XAT/ATMA/CMAT


abcd : SIBM BANGALORE WAITLIST 98.ANY CHANCES OF CONVERSION??
arvind : decent chances


vinoth : OA-88.8% VA-95.01 LR-72.42 QA-81.84 X-91 XII-90.6 UG-77.1%.I BELONG TO CATEGORY. COULD YOU LET ME KNOW THE PROSPECTUS OF CONVERTING IITM DOMS,IIMK CALLS,PROVIDED I DID WELL IN GT/WAT AND FUMBLED A BIT IN PI, CONSIDERING THE WEIGHT AGE GIVEN ACROSS VARIOUS COMPONENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2018 ?
vinnayraj : there are chances as you have decent scores overall both academic as well as cat..hope your wat was good..


kushal : SIR, MY PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1723 IS 97.5, BUT I AM SCORING JUST 43 PERCENT,, FOR CAT PERCENTILE 99+, WHAT PERCENTAGE SCORE SHOULD BE THE TARGET
vinnayraj : there is no single answer to this question and it is almost irrelevant as the number of questions to be attempted correctly to achieve 99+ percentile is purely a function of the composition,difficulty level of the paper and the performance of the fellow candidates and this number varies from year to year...so it is unwise and counterproductive to target a percentage score and your focus should be on strategy and time utilization and choosing the right kind of questions..you are currently doing very well in the aimcats and your score should only improve with more preparation and with increase in the number of test takers..


vinoth : OA-88.8% VA-95.01 LR-72.42 QA-81.84 X-91 XII-90.6 UG-77.1%.I BELONG TO ST CATEGORY. COULD YOU LET ME KNOW THE PROSPECTUS OF CONVERTING IITM DOMS,IIMK CALLS,PROVIDED I DID WELL IN GT/WAT AND FUMBLED A BIT IN PI, CONSIDERING THE WEIGHT AGE GIVEN ACROSS VARIOUS COMPONENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2018 ?
sathyanarayanan : Based on ur category and the scores secured, the chances do look bright considering the cut offs alone. Selection through GD/WAT/PI are all comparative basis. Will also depend on the other candidates who are applying. Still a better chance. all the best


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