T.I.M.E


Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

shikha : HELLO
bharat : Hi. What's your question, Shikha?


arnav : GOOD EVENING TO ALL
gouri : Good Evening...


jgns : EVENING SIR..I HAVE EXCELLENT ACADEMICS IN ALL THE LIFES OF MY CAREER.93+.NO WORK EXPERIENCE..WHICH AND COLLEGE SHOULD I OPT ?
param : Depends on yr aimcat scores. If you are consistently scoring above 95%le in each aimcat with balanced sectional then apply to top 10, AAA + and a few AAA colleges.


akki : SIR, IM GETTING 60 PERCENTILE SCORE IN AIMCAT TEST SERIES SO I WOULD TO APPLY SOME NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM U AND TOO MAT BASED COLLEGES
chandrajyoti : Obviously, your performance is not as you had expected. Select 'B' category and 'Other B-Schools' from the recommended colleges of T.I.M.E.


shikha : WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PGDM, PGDM HRM, PGDM BANKING AND FINANCE OFFERED BY IMI?
bharat : PGDM is core MBA; others are sectoral programs with focus on the said subjects.


abhi : I AM CONSISTENTLY GETTING 99+ %ILE IN AIMCATS . WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO ?
gautam : Apart from the IIMs look at the other top 15 B-schools. If this is your first attempt then you can aim only at the top few IIMs.


sonakshi : SIR ,MY AIMCAT SCORES ARE FLUCTUATING,SOMETIMES 80,85 SOMETIMES 60,WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO
param : Suggest you consult with a faculty in yr centre for guidance. 80-85 maens several good colleges come yr way but at 60 nothing will come. You could look at some A, BBB+ and BBB category colleges. But suggest you consult a faculty nad make efforts to stay at the 85 level.


ss : HI...I HAVE SCHEDULED MY FIRST NMAT ATTEMPT IN DEC...CAN I SOMEHOW GIVE AN ATTEMPT BEFORE THAT
bharat : NO.


dev : GOOD EVENING SIR
gouri : Good evening...


realy : HELLO SIR. WHICH COLLEGES GIVE MORE PREFERENCES TO STUDENS WITH WORK EXPERIENCE??
samthomas : most of the colleges has direct or indirect ( interview) consideration for work ex


gita : HI, MY AVERAGE IN AIMCATS IS AROUND 94-95 PERCENTILE. DO I STAND ANY CHANCE OF GETTING THROUGH THE TOP 6 IIMS?
gouri : Yes you do...keep up the good work


pruthvi : HELLO SIR, IN NMAT, DO THE BEST OF THE THREE ATTEMPTS ARE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION OR ONLY THE SCORE OF THE LAST ATTEMPT?
gautam : "NMAT provides the test taker with the opportunity to retake the test (maximum 3 attempts, including "No Show") in case they feel that their performance was impaired on the test day for any reason or if they feel they can improve their performance in retake attempt."


rishi : I AM RANGING BETWEEN 65-70%TILE IN AIMCATS HOW MUCH THE %TILE IS LIKELY TO UP IN THE CAT?
samthomas : you can expect 5 - 10 percentile more


shamili : HELLO SIR, S.P.JAIN OFFERS PGDM AND PGPM, WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
param : Apply for the 2 yr course which is PGDM


shikha : WHILE APPLYING FOR IMI, IT IS SHOWING THESE THREE OPTIONS(PGDM, PGDM HRM, PGDM BANKING AND FINANCE). WHAT OPTION ONE NEED TO SELECT?
param : You can select any number of options but you will have to rank your choices. PGDM core should be yr first option.


manisha25 : HELLO. NEED INFORMATION ON MISB BOCCONI. SHOULD I APPLY TO IT? MY ONLY CONCERN IS HAVING A STABLE WELL PAYING JOB AFTER TWO YEARS. AND ALSO ON THE CAT PERCENTILE PREDICTOR BY CL. I ENTERED SCORES BY TIME AIMCATS AND GOT 92 PERCENTILE AS MOST PROBABLE ONE AND 94 AS THE BEST CASE SCENARIO. HOW ACCURATE IS IT? ALTHOUGH CL CLAIMS IT IS VERY ACCURATE. THANKYOU
ramnath : Manisha...MISB can be looked at, if you do not have much of an issue with ROI, as the fee of the schools is a bit on the steeper side. For CAT score prediction, I suggest you take the guidance of your local TIME faculty who will be able to guide you better.


realy : ALSO SUGGEST ME B SCHOOLS OTHER THAN IIMS WITH GOOD REPUTATIONS.
samthomas : please refer to our list http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/page.php?id=343


nrk10 : CAN YOU PLEASE RANK THE TOP 6-8 NON IIM'S? AND THEIR PACKAGES..
ramnath : In the top 10, 5 schools are non-IIMs. JB/FMS/SPJ/XL/MDI. Packages will be broadly in the range of 17-20


raahul : HELLO SIR, I GET AN AVERAGE OF 95% IN AIMCATS. WHAT SHOULD I TARGET TO GET INTO IIM A/B/C AND FMS?
param : YOu will need upwards of 99 %le to get a call from A,B,C and FMS. You are doing reasonably well now but try to push it upto 98-99%le in the remaining aimcats. This will boost your confidence.


dev : SIR I'M SCORING 80+ PERCENTILE IN THE AIMCATS I KNOW ITS NOT A GOOD PERCENTILE BUT CAN I GET SOME DECENT COLLEGE
chandrajyoti : You should try for IFMR, LIBA, Welingkar, UBS, NITT.


ajay : SIR, CAT CUT OFF OF HYDRABAD CENTRAL UNIVERSITY?
bharat : around 75%ile


sonakshi : MY MAIN INTEREST IS IN HR WHICH LEAVES OUT IIMS, SO SHOULD I SHIFT MY FOCUS FROM CAT AND FOCUS MORE ON XAT ETC?
param : Why should HR exclude the IIMs ? All of them offer HR specialisation. In fact A,B,C is next to XLRI, HR only. Many other colleges under CAT ( MDI) also offer HR. Do write TISS.


jacksparrow : IS THERE ANY WEBSITE TO FOLLOW CURRENT AFFAIRS N GK?
ramachandran : Our SHP is very good indeed. Please also read The Hindu, Indian Express, Economist etc


jacksparrow : IS THERE ANY WEBSITE TO FOLLOW CURRENT AFFAIRS N GK?
swapnila : You could use the magazines provided by TIME for the same.


topper : SIR PLEASE ARRANGE XLRI, NMIMS, IIFT, NEW IIMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE
bharat : What's your AIMCAT percentile range? XLRI> New IIMs> IIFT> NMIMS


anshuman : HOW GOOD ARE IITS AS COMPARED TO IIMS?
ramachandran : Please refer to the B School ranking on your SHP


sam123 : 10TH- 69% 12TH- 68% BCOM AVG 62% WHICH ALL COLLEGES SHALL I APPLY CONSIDERING MY %. WHICH COLLEGES GIVE LESS OR NO WEIGHTAGE TO ACADEMIC PROFILE IN SELECTION PROCESS. I AM HOPING TO GET DEFINITELY ABOVE 85 PERCENTILE IN CAT
param : Most of the top colleges have some weightage for acads but the entrance exam score natters more. So focus on doing well in the exam. If you are confident of getting above 85%le in CAT then choose around 120-14 colleges spread over category A, BBB+ and BBB.


raahul : SIR, MY LAST AIMCXATS RESULTS HAVE BEEN 95.45, 96.47 AND 92.77. ARE SUCH FLUCTUATIONS FINE? WHAT SHOULD MY STRATEGY BE?
gautam : Yes. Do not worry. Almost everyone has these kinds of fluctuations. Analyse the tests and then work on improving accuracy. Ensure that you do not miss out on the easy questions.


vb : DO WE NEED 2 APPLY FOR IIMS SEPARATELY?
param : No, if you hv marked all the IIMs in the application form.


buddhavishal : SIR THIS IS MY 3RD ATTEMPT AT CAT , I AM EXPECTING BETWEEN 70-80 PERCENTILE , CAN U SUGGEST ME SOME GOOD COLLEGES IN THIS RANGE ?
param : 70-80 means you should apply to BBB and BB category colleges and a few BBB+. Pls visit your home page , look at the ranking and choose about 12-14 colleges from these three categories, located in big cities.


sonakshi : SIR PLS NAME SOME OF THE GOOD COLLEGES ONE CAN GET AT 90-95 PERCENTILE
param : You can look at IMT, IMI, IIT, Roorkee, XIMB, IIT, Madras. Pls look at the list of AA and A category colleges.


sarthak : SIR, I WANT TO KNOW THE TENTATIVE DATES WHEN THE APPLICATION PROCESS OF FMS(DELHI), JBIMS (MUMBAI) BEGINS
chandrajyoti : FMS: Last date of submitting the App: Sunday, November 15, 2015 This is last year data. You can expect a similar date this year.


vb : DO WE HAVE TO APPLY FOR DMS, IIT DELHI SEPARATELY IF YES,HOW?
ramachandran : Yes. Look for their notification


sate : MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE GENERALLY VARIES FROM 85-90. I HAVE GOT UPTO 94%ILE 2-3 TIMES. HAVE WORK-EX OF 2 YEARS IN A REPUTED IT FIRM. WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY.
ramachandran : Top Ten and the nest 2 tiers B Schools mentioned in the B School ranking on your SHP.


aryan : STILL THERE IS SOME SCOPE TO TO GET 90+ FROM 68-70 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT?
gautam : Yes. Analyse where you are going wrong in the various sections and work on them. Finish the sectional tests. That will also help you. Do not answer question by question. Go through all the questions in 3 waves. 1st one - Answer only the easy ones. 2nd wave - the lengthy but easy ones. 3rd wave - the difficult ones. Give yourself time limits for each of these. In this way you will be able to answer all the easy questions and improve your scores.


akki : WHAT ABOUT MAT BASED COLLEGES WHICH ONE HAS THE GOOD NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS
bharat : some of them have good placements but only two-three have 100% placements


krishrama : SIR MY FIRST ATTEMPT FOR NMAT IS ON 16TH OF OCT. IF I WANT TO RETAKE WILL I BE ABLE TO GET A NOV SLOT?
ramnath : NMAT slots have not been difficult to get in the earlier years. You should get them. However, take this call after 16th. If you are sure on the retest however, try to book the slot as early as you can to ensure you get the preferred date and time.


nrk10 : IS IT WORTH TAKING MH-CET EXAM ALSO? IF I'M FROM HYDERABAD, A NON MAHARASHTRA STUDENT
gautam : Yes. Sydenham, KJ Somaiya and Welingkar are also decent schools. Of course it also depends on what schools you are targeting right now.


shamili : SIR, HOW MUCH PERCENTILE DOES GIM ACCEPTS?
bharat : 90 in CAT, 80 in XAT and 97 in CMAT


raahul : SIR I GOT ABOVE 98% TWICE IN THE LAST 5 AIMCATS. HOWEVER I GOT 92.77 IN THE LAST ONE. ARE SUCH FLUCTUATIONS FINE?
dharani : fine but why it happens sudden drop


shrishti : IS IT WORTH FOR ME TO APPLY IN SP JAIN PROFILE BASED APPLICATIONS? I HAVE 10 CGPA IN 10TH, 94% IN 12TH, 83% IN GRADUATION.
ramachandran : Yes


krishrama : HELLO SIR, I GAVE MAT EXAM ON SEP 16 TO TEST MYSELF AND GOT COMPOSITE SCORE OF 663. NOW I AM GETTING CALLS FROM MANY COLLEGES FOR GD AND PI...SHOULD I APPLY TO THEM NOW ITSELF OR WAIT TILL CAT AND XAT AS YOU KNOW COLLEGES THROUGH MAT ARE NOT THAT GOOD. I GOT CALLS FROM CHRIST, FORTUNE, JIMS, IFIM,UPES ETC....PLEASE HELP
dharani : congreats , but ur main aim is to crack CAT . U have got confidence that u can do well in CAT also . just keep on practice and reviced all.


raahul : HELLO SIR, MY PROFILE IS CLASS 10- 94.2%, CLASS 12- 94.75% AND ENGINEERING CG- 6.7 CURRENTLY. WORK EX IS ZERO. WHICH COLLEGES WOULD I NOT BE ABLE TO GET INTO BECAUSE OF MY LOW ENGINEERING GRADE?
ramachandran : Please do not go by these now. Please be positive and be convinced that the other aspects of your candidature more than make up for this


mohammed : WHEN DO THE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS OF TIME COMMENCE AND FOR WHAT DURATION ?
gautam : Please check with your local centre. Classroom programmes for CAT '17 are already in full flow. Best wishes.


dlca6ox28 : SIR MY AVERAGE PERCENTILE RANGE IS 85..CAN I STILL TARGET THE TOP 10?
param : No. You need to be upwards of 95%le with balance in every section ( around 90%le or above), assuming you are general category.


nrk10 : I HAVE 10 MONTHS WORK EXP @DELOITTE, TAXATION TEAM.. BUT I THINK I WANT TO PURSUE MBA IN MARKETING.. WILL THE WORK EXP STILL COUNT?
param : No. You will be a fresher.


kavya : ARE IITS GOOD FOR PURSUING MBA BY A COMMERCE GRADUATE ?
param : I think you are not eligible in some IITs. Pls wait for rheir ads to confirm, after CAT.


pruthvi : HELLO SIR, I USUALLY GET A NET SCORE OF AROUND 60-80 AND PERCENTILE SCORE OF 45+. SO WHICH CATEGORY COLLEGES SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
samthomas : b and other good b schools


arnav : I HAVE GIVEN 13 AIMCAT TESTS, AND IN ALL OF THE IN VARC SECTION I ATTEMPT RC ONLY, BECAUSE OF POOR VA. IN THE RC SECTION, IN ALL THE AIMCATS I AM GETTING 50% ACCURACY. PLEASE HELP
gautam : Do not answer question by question even within the section. Go through all the questions in 3 waves. 1st one - Answer only the easy ones. 2nd wave - the lengthy but easy ones. 3rd wave - the difficult ones. Give yourself time limits for each of these. In this way you will be able to answer all the easy questions and improve your accuracy levels. Glance through the passage to see if you can handle it. If not, move on. Also, you need not answer all questions in an RC if you think you have not cracked the question.


priyanka : SIR, ARE TIME MAGAZINES ENOUGH FOR GK PREP?
param : Yes plus newspaper reading.


dlca6ox28 : SIR WHICH COLLEGES NEED TO BE APPLIED TO BEFORE CAT?
param : Pls look at the last date of application and then take a call. Your home page will give you details of the colleges which have already announced opening of application. Generally all the top colleges require you to apply before CAT.


anirudhrajk : SIR WILL I BE GETTING A CALL FROM AN IIM IF MY PERCENTILE IS FROM 90-95 BUT GRADUATION SCORE IS AROUND 65%?
ramachandran : You might. Please remain positive.


nrk10 : WHAT ARE THE TOP 6-8 COLLEGES I SHOULD AIM FOR? FOR MARKETING AS A SPECIALISATION?
bharat : IIMs ABCKL, FMS, XLRI, and SPJIMR


vb : ARE ADVANCED SECTIONAL TEST AND WORKSHOP HANDOUTS NECESSARY TO DO?
dharani : Its very much important for taking Advanced and Intermediate test on regular basis that will give a good practice.


vb : ARE ADVANCED SECTIONAL TEST AND WORKSHOP HANDOUTS NECESSARY TO DO?
bharat : yes... they help in helping you get better!


manisha25 : @RAMNATH SIR - I AM PREPARING AT HOME THROUGH CORRESPONDENCE AND MY CITY DOESNT HAVE A TIME CENTRE (IT'S A SMALL TOWN IN UTTARAKHAND). PLEASE GUIDE HERE ONLY?
ramnath : Manisha..I suggest you send your aimcat percentiles in a mail to info@time4education.com,asking for guidance. You will get a response within 2-3 days.


nihar : HELLO.. I AM MORE ALIGNED TOWARDS FPM OVER PGPM.. WHAT SHOULD ME MY TARGET PERCENTILE.. I AM SCORING AROUND 80 PERCENTILE IN MY AIMCATS.. BESIDES CAT SCORE WHAT OTHER PREPARATION DO I NEED TO DO FOR BUILDING A GOOD RESUME FOR FPM? OTHER THAN IIM'S AND XAVIERS IS THERE ANY OTHER COLLEGE OFFERING FPM?
gautam : If you are looking for a career in academia then an FPM from the IIMs is the best way forward. As of now, you need to focus on the CAT. The FPM Admissions Committee will shortlist candidates for interviews by assessing their potential to become academic scholars. The criteria used for making this assessment are as follows: a. Academic performance based on marks/rank in 10th standard, 12th standard, Bachelors and Masters (if applicable) b. Quality of work experience c. Performance on tests: CAT (2015) / GRE / GMAT / GATE / JRF-NET / IIMB Test d. Overall research potential based on recommendations, any prior research work, and research statements 2. The criteria used for assessing performance in interview are as follows: a. Communication skills b. Motivation for research c. Conceptual skills 3. The final ranking of applicants will be based on criteria used above for shortlisting as well as performance in interview.


kavya : I AM ABLE TO SCORE ONLY 80 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS , SHOULD I APPLY FOR SP JAIN AND FMS
ramnath : You can look at FMS if you have reservation.


shubham : WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE CAT CUT OFF FOR IIT KHARAGPUR VGSOM?
bharat : 92%ile


saurav : OUT OF ALL AIMCATS GIVEN NOW MOST WERE IN THE RANGE OF 9-95. 2 OF THEM WENT TO 96.04. REST WERE NOT THAT GOOD. ANY ESTABLISHED IIMS THAT I CAN HOPE FOR?
ramachandran : You are on the right track. Please go right ahead and aim for the very best


dlca6ox28 : SIR MY MOCK NMAT SCORE WAS 222...DO I HAVE A CHANCE AT NMIMS?HOW WOULD YOU RATE NMIMS?
ramnath : Yes..that is a very good NMAT score. All the best. NM is a very good school in the top 20.


mohit : HELLO SIR,IN 10TH I SCORED 83% IN 12TH 75% ENGINEERING 74%,CURRENTLY HAVE 1YR OF WORK EXPERIENCE.MY AIMCAT SCORE IS IN RANGE OF 65-75 WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY FOR?
chandrajyoti : Percentile Range 60-70 : ASB, BIMM-Pune, BITS-Pilani, IMM-FOSTIIMA, IMT-Hyderabad, IMT- Nagpur, MNNIT-Allahabad, NIT-Suratkal, SDMIMD


saurav : I VE NMAT ON 16TH. ANY LAST MINUTE TIPS WOULD BE APPRECIATED ..
ramnath : Relax now Saurav. Dont stress any more, till the exam. After the exam, get back on track for CAT prep (assuming you are writing CAT too). All the best


rohanakasambit : HI SIR, WHICH COLLEGES UPTO AAA CATEGORIES SHOULD I OPT FOR IF I WANT TO PURSUE MBA IN FINANCE?
ramnath : All of them Rohan aka Sambit, leaving sectoral schools like MICA/SCMHRD etc


ss : HOW DO STUDENTS SCORE 98+ CONSISTENTLY? IS THERE TECHNIQUE TO APPROACH MOCKS DIFFERENT OR TYPE OF QUESTIONS REVISED A THOUSAND TIMES? MY CONCEPTS ARE CLEAR BUT I TAKE TIME TO SOLVE WHICH RESTRICTS MY PERCENTILES TO MAXIMUM 90.
param : Suggest you consult a faculty in yr centre and seek his advise and help. I am sure he will be able to guide you.


manish : HOW MUCH PERCENTILE DO IMT GHAZIABAD ACCEPT FOR GENERAL CATEGORY?
param : 90%le +


vaishu : HOW MANY SEATS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL CATEGORY STUDENTS IN TOP 5 IIMS ??
ramnath : That will be about half of the total seats Vaishu. About 1000 seats.


xyz : HAS SP JAIN APPLICATION PROCEDURE STARTED? HOW CAN I APPLY FOR IT?
bharat : not yet... check this page - http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/notifications.php?course=CAT/MBA


pruthvi : HELLO SIR, I AM A NON-MAHARASTHRA STUDENT. SO IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF GETTING INTO A GOOD COLLEGE VIA MHCET? OR ITS WORTHLESS TO WRITE IT?
gautam : Please go ahead and write it. It definitely is worth the shot.


krishrama : SIR HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS NEEDED FOR MICA AND IS THERE SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THIS B SCHOOL???
samthomas : 90+. one of the best in the country for advertising and coomunication


shubham : 10TH - 86.54, 12TH - 83.33, CIVIL ENGINEERING - 89.40. SHOULD I CONSIDER THE PGP - ABM PROGRAM OF IIM AHMEDABAD? CAN I GET A CALL FOR THE SAME? WHAT IS THE APPROX. CAT CUT OFF FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM?
param : Civil engg and ABM do not go together. But if you do get a call, based on past years around 996-98%le.


vaishu : I NEED TO IMPROVE MY QUANS SPEED. NOW I CAN ABLE TO DO AROUND 10 SUMS. HOW CAN I MAKE IT UPTO 20 WITHIN 50 DAYS??
chandrajyoti : Difficult, but not impossible. Practice different sums from different chapters within one hour time and see how many you can do. Next time you try, try to increase by 1-2. You should try to increase your speed without compromising your accuracy.


akd : DOES WORK EXPERIENCE IN MINING SECTOR GIVEN SCOPE ??
ramnath : Work exp n any sector will count, as long as it is full time and paid for


kavya : WHAT SCORE IN AIMCATS WOULD BE EQUAL TO 95+ PERCENTILE IN CAT BASED ON PREVIOUS YEARS
ramachandran : a consistent 85 percentile plus


sonakshi : WHICH BOOKS SHOULD I REFER TO FOR GK PREP?
ramnath : The GK Sms that T.I.ME? has given you, if you are a time student, Manorama year book CSR year book etc will help


gita : PLEASE GIVE ME SOME TIPS TO IMPROVE IN VERBAL ABILITY, I AM CONSISTENTLY SCORING VERY LOW IN VA
gouri : what are the problems that you are facing? please identify the areas in which you're weak...


akshay : HELLO SIR, HOW IS CDAC(CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCED COMPUTING) NOIDA FOR IT MANAGEMENT COURSES?
dharani : Its good . u can choose Bangalore CDAC also


nikhil : SIR, I AM GETTING 80-92 PERCENTILES IN AIMCATS WITH AVERAGE OF 85 PERCENTILE, THIS TIME I WANT TO GIVE MY BEST. I TRIED TO INCREASE MY SCORE BY INCREASING NO. OF ATTEMPTS IN ENGLISH , BUT WHEN I DO HET AROUND 15-16 CORRECT & 9-10 WRONG & IN QUANT .. I GET 17-17 CORRECT & 6-7 WRONG, HOW I SHOULD I IMPROVE MY SCORES
dharani : Before u planned for AIMCAT u just revised all the concept of topics , so that u will no miss any formule and theorey . And u divide time limit for first 20 min. for easy level , mediam level for 20 min like this


sid : SIR, M A OBC CANDIDATE. AT WHAT PERCENTILE I SHOULD AIM AT TO GET A CALL FROM A,B,C &FMS. WHAT MUST BE MY AIMCAT SCORE BY NOW?
param : To be fairy confident you must sscore above 9%%le overall in CAT and very good balance score in sections. Currently you should be above 90%le in aimcats, with sectional balance.


saurav : FMS APPLICATION. IS IT OUT?
ramnath : Not yet...Should be out any day now. It was during the same time last year.


vijay : WHEN WILL FMS NOTIFICATION RELEASE?
gouri : soon


neha : SIR, COULD YOU PLS TELL ME ABOUT SIMS(SIU) THROUGH SNAP...THOUGH TIME RANKING OF IT IS NOT THAT GOOD BT SOME SAYS ITS QUITE GOOD.......SO SHOULD I FILL D FORM???
param : SIMS is a so so college. It is meant mainly for armed forces personnel children. Depending on your score in aimcat you can keep it as a back up option only.


vaishu : HI, MY PROFILE 10TH - 93% , 12TH - 97% , GRADUATION - 9.5 CGPA . WHAT SHOULD I GET IN CAT (GENERAL CATEGORY) TO ENTER INTO IIM AHMEDABAD ? ALSO PLEASE GIVE ME A EFFICIENT STRATEGY TO PREPARE FOR THESE LAST 50 DAYS?
param : It is quite impossible to predict at what percentage you will get an IIMA call. your acads are good so I would say you will have a good chance if you cross 99.95 min in CAT. Next 50 days - analyse all aimcats and start doing SIMCATS about a month before CAT- one a day. Write all the remaining aimcats. Good Luck.


ask : RIGHT NOW I SCORE AROUND 60% IN AIMCAT IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET ATLEAST 80+ IN CAT STILL IF I TRY?
param : Anthing is possible if you try hard and keep your focus. Good luck.


akd : DOES A GAP YEAR IN STUDY HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECT?
gouri : you may be questioned during interviews...


nrk10 : MBA IN TOP 10-15 VS MBA ABROAD? WHICH IS A BETTER OPTION?
bharat : both are equally good... MBA abroad in a top 50 college gives you better exposure, better learning but is very expensive (over Rs75 lakh, upto Rs1.2 crore, all inclusive)... try to get into a top Indian college - good education, less expensive.


heni : SHOULD I REGISTER FOR SIIB ? UNDER SNAP ?
param : Yes you can consider it. But a lot depends on yr background. It is an average college, may get CTC of RS 5-8 lacs,


nymisha : MY HIGHEST AIMCAT SCORE THUS FAR IS 85% , I'M UNABLE TO GET BEYOND THAT .CAN I STILL AIM FOR TOP 10 ?
gouri : yes you can...work hard...


nrk10 : JBIMS ADMISSION PROCEDURE PLEASE?
chandrajyoti : JBIMS: Treated among top 10 B-Schools of India, Main Programe: MMS-Full Time, Eligibility: 50% marks in graduation, Intake: 120, Entrance Exam: MAH CET / CAT / XAT / MAT / ATMA / CMAT, Fee: 2.5 Lakh, Avg Sal: 18.1 Lakhs (2016)


dlca6o172 : SIR CAN I MOVE FROM 65 PERCENTILE TO 95 PLUS PERCENTILE IN MY MOCKS GIVEN NEARLY 40 DAYS LEFT FOR PREPARATION? WHAT STRATEGY SHOULD I FOLLOW?
dharani : U can do that but u should have through knowledge and have good practice for sections. Take online sectional test on regular basis .Analysis each and every Aimcats


farhan_time : GUDEVE... SIR, LAST YEAR I SCORED ONLY 20%TILE IN MY CAT.. THT WAS ALL WITHOUT A SINGLE PREPRATION... THOUGH, THIS YEAR, AM JUST EXPECTING TO SCORE IN BETWEEN 50-60%TILE... M GRADUATED THIS YEAR ONLY... SIR, I DONT WANNA DROP THIS YEAR.. I HV TO TAKE THE ADMISSN IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE... SP PLEASE, SUGGEST ME WITH YOUR KIND SUGGESTIONS AND COLLEGES TO APPLY FOR, IN BTWWEN 50-60%TILE... THANK YOU
param : Based on yr score I will say please look at colleges in the BB, B and regional colleges. Pls choose based on fees and major city location. You will find the list of colleges on yr home page.


patil : SIR/M'AM, AM SCORING 80+ %ILE IN AIMCATS. HOW MUCH CHANCE I HAVE TO GET INTO SIBM AND OTHER TOP SYMBY INSTITUTES?
ramachandran : Your percentiles are decent and being on the right track will ensure that you make it to SIBM P etc


sid : I HAVE 8.2 CGPA IN 10TH, 82% IN 12 BUT 53% IN GRADUATION(B.COM(HONS)). I'M A OBC CANDIDATE. DO I HAVE AA CHANCE TO GET A CALL FROM A,B,C AND FMS. WHAT PERCENTILE WILL BE ATLEAST NEEDED?
param : You certainly have a chance but you should get over 95%le min in CAT with balanced sections.


heni : SIR I AM AN SC CANDITATE ,AS VERY FEW DAY ARE LEFT FOR CAT MY IDEAL PERCENTILE FOR AIMCAT SHOULD BE HOW MUCH ?
ramnath : That would depend on the b-school that you are targeting . For the new IIMs(RRRKUT), the last SC percentile to get a call was around 60-65.


buddhavishal : SIR I AM EXPECTING BETWEEN 70-80 IN CAT . HOW ARE THE FOLLOWING COLLEGES IF I CHOOSE TO APPLY IN THEM ? BIMTECH NOIDA , NIRMA , CHRIST BANGALORE , WE MUMBAI ?
param : All these are decent colleges and if you are in the top 30%le of your class you should be able to get a job. But just in case you do better in CAT pls choose a few higher colleges from BBB+ and A category.


sarthak : WHAT GK MATERIAL SHALL I USE FOR IIFT EXAM? I HAVEN'T READ ANY AS OF NOW AND I DON' HAVE ANY TIME MATERIAL? SO WHICH BOOKS MAY I PURCHASE FROM OUTSIDE AND WHAT ARE THE TOPICS OF IMPORTANCE?
bharat : Use the stuff in the magazine - MBA Education & Careers -- esp. current affairs, GK questions, and OMET Special GK Note.


vaishu : HOW MANY RCS,DI AND LR AND QUANS I HAVE TO DO DAILY FOR THESE 50 DAYS SO THAT I CAN REACH 95+ PERCENTILE?
dharani : First u try to complete all the basics from each and every areas and take the online test of Advanced and intermediate on regular basis ,this will give u good pracice to increase ur percentile


bhargav : GREAT LAKES HAS 2 CYCLES OF APPLICATIONS. I HAVE COME TO KNOW THAT 1ST CYCLE IS FOR GMAT AND 2ND CYCLE IS FOR CAT/XAT STUDENTS... PLS CONFIRM
param : Not true. You can apply through either for both cycles.


ss : SIR PLEASE ANSWER MY FIRST TWO QUESTIONS WHENEVER POSSIBLE
bharat : already answered


nrk10 : WHAT ALL COLLEGES DO I NEED TO APPLY SEPARATELY?
param : All colleges other than the IIMs


sarthak : SIR, YOU ANSWERED ABOUT THE TENTATIVE DATES OF FMS, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE TENTATIVE DATES OF JBIMS(MUMBAI), AND NITIE(MUMBAI)? PLEASE ANSWER THIS. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND RELEVANT DATES. SO KINDLY HELP....
param : You have to wait for their announcement. Keep looking at newspapers or their website.


dev : SIR I SCORED 240+ IN BOTH THE AIM-NMAT'S AND I SCORED 197 IN THE ACTUAL NMAT LAST YEAR
dharani : good


bhargav : DOES KJ SOMAIYA HAVE THE LOCATION ADVANTAGE COMPARED TO OTHER B-SCHOOLS IN A-CATEGORY(TIME RATING)? BETWEEN KJ SOMAIYA AND GREAT LAKES WHICH IS BETTER IN TERMS OF EDUCATION AND PLACEMENTS ?
param : No great locational advantage to Somaiya. It will be the asme as colleges in other metros. GLIM is more focussed on IT jobs while KJ is a little bit more diversified. So apply based on yr background.


dev : IS THERE ANY NEGATIVE POINT IN THIS YEAR;S SELECTION AS I COULDN'T MAKE IT IN NMIMS MUMBAI LAST YEAR
dharani : no there is no negative point . u can go ahead


abc : I RESIDE IN BANGALORE CAN YOU SUGGEST A COURSE THAT WOULD HELP ME WITH B SCHOOL INTERVIEWS
bharat : none... do well in the entrance tests... get interview calls... TIME will train you in the best possible way!


akd : HOW IS IISWBM,KOLKATA IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND PACKAGE??
param : very average, If you get a better college you should take it.


patil : SIR/M'AM, HOW IS GREATLAKES GURGAON, WORTH JOINING?
ramachandran : New and so not yet proven. You might want to try to grt into the B Schools listed on the SHP


nrk10 : PLEASE RANK: NMIMS JBIMS MDI..
chandrajyoti : JBIMS, MDI, NMIMS


pruthvi : HELLO SIR, MY PERCENTAGE IN 10TH IS 76, 12TH IS 74, IN GRADUATION IS 76, AND IN AIMCATS IS GET A NETSCORE OF 60-80, AND PERCENTILE SCORE OF 45-55 .. COULD BE PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME COLLEGES FOR WHICH I SHOULD APPLY..?
dharani : no u can do well in CAT or other exam if u donot lose patience. befor u planned in any aimcat u please reviced all concept and theories . practise the online sectional test on regular basis till CAT exam.


raahul : SIR WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I TARGET FOR FMS?
ramachandran : High 90s


shamili : SIR, HOW MUCH PERCENTILE DOES GIM ACCEPTS
chandrajyoti : GIM: XAT - 80 percentile, CAT - 90 percentile, CMAT - 97 percentile


vaishu : I AM AIMING ONLY FOR IIM AHMEDABAD/BANGALORE. MY PROFILE 10TH - 93% , 12TH - 97% , GRADUATION - 9.5 CGPA . HOW LONG SHOULD I NEED TO STUDY FOCUSLY ON A DAILY BASIS IF I HAVE STARTED MY PREPARATION RECENTLY?
dharani : very good . If u have a through knowledge for all the topics then u start taking online test Advanced and Intermediate on regular basi so that all concept wii get revised .along with u analysis each and every Aimcat which u have taken.


abc : I AM SCORING 65 PERCENTILE ONLY IN AIMCATS, RECENT MAT I SCORED 98.5 PERCENTILE, SHOULD GO WITH MAT SCORE OR TRY FOR CAT AND OTHER MANAGEMENT EXAMS.
ramachandran : Try for CAT too. Appearing in as many exams as possible is a good idea


harshawardhan : ANY GOOD UNIVERSITY FOR OPERATIONS ?
bharat : all top 25 colleges


niravdevpura : HELLO,
ramachandran : Hello. Please go ahead


cat16 : HOW GOOD IS MDI GURGAON? DO THEY TAKE STUDENTS WITH STRONG ACADEMICS ONLY? WHAT WAS THE CUT OFF PERCENTILE LAST YEAR FOR CALL?
ramachandran : MDI is very good .Percentile of mid 90s at least will be a safe bet


abc : WHEN ARE B SCHOOLS INTERVIEWS GOING TO START
ramachandran : Usually Jan - Feb


buddhavishal : SIR I AM EXPECTING 70-80 IN CAT , HAVE NO MAJOR COLLEGE PREFERENCES , WILL IT B A GOOD IDEA TO WAIT FOR MY CAT PERCENTILE AND THEN APPLY FOR COLLEGES ?
chandrajyoti : Most colleges will stop accepting applications for admission before CAT result is announced. So, you cannot wait.


ani : SIR IN XAT DO WE HAVE TO FILL FORM FOR BHUWNESHWAR AND JAMSHEDPUR SEPERATLY ..AND AS WELL AS FOR EVERY OTHR COLLEGE WHICH ARE LINKED WITH XAT ??
param : Yes apply separately.


vb : IS IT OK TO TAKE A FEW INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SECTIONAL TESTS AD THEY ARE MANY..AND ITS NOT POSSIBLE TO TAKE ALL
bharat : always good to take Inter and Adv tests... go ahead, get some practice!


gautamm : WHAT SCORE IN NMAT IS REQUIRED TO GET INTO NMIMS, APPROX? THE NMAT MOCK ON SHP DONT GIVE US OUR PERCENTILE
param : Generally around 210 marks + based on previous few years score for NM , Mumbai core course.


nrk10 : AFTER DECEMBER? SHALL I WORK FOR 3 MONTHS OR PURSUE ANY CERTIFICATE COURSE AND WORK ON MY HOBBIES?
bharat : do whatever you want to do... but first, do well in the entrance tests!


nrk10 : CA VS TOP 10-15BSCHOOLS?
swapnila : Please mention your question.


anup : SIR, HOW WOULD YOU RATE LBSIM, DELHI?
bharat : A category... good college... 240 intake... cutoff around 83%ile... avg pay Rs8.3 lakh (2016)


rishi : DO I HAVE A CHANCE IN FMS BHU WITH 80%TILE?
bharat : cutoff is at 90%ile... work harder!


harshawardhan : BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR FULL MBA / AND SPECIFIC BRANCH ?
swapnila : Please elaborate your question.


sanya : IS IILM A GOOD COLLEGE?WHT PERCENTILE DOES IT ACCEPT
chandrajyoti : IILM Delhi: Main Program - PGDM, Minimum marks in graduation - 50%, Entrance Exam: CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/GMAT, Overall Cutoff: 50, Fee: 12 Lakh (all inclusive), Avg Sal: 7.5 Lakhs


shikha : I HAVE 2 YEARS OF WORK EX AND AFTER MY MBA, I WANT 10+ PACKAGE. BUT I AM GETTING 60-70 PERCENTILE. WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I TARGET?
param : Sorry, you cannot get a 10+ package unless you score well above 90%le in CAT and apply to AAA or higher college. 60-70 will not do.


aa : MY PROFILE IS 87.5% IN 10TH; 76% IN 12TH; 55.55% IN BE. MY PREVIOUS 5 AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE 93;90; 93;88 AND 93. WHICH GROUP OF COLLEGES SHOULD I FOCUS ON MORE (FROM APPLYING) ACC TO THE TIME BSCHOOL CATEGORIZATION?
ramachandran : Top 10 and the nest 2 tiers


neil : SIR, I AM CONSISTENTLY GETTING 99.5+ IN AIMCAT BUT MY DILR PERCENTILE ALWAYS HOVERS AROUND 90 PERCENTILE. COMPLETED TIME DI AND LR MATERIAL BUT STILL NOT SCORING WELL. ANY MATERIAL OR SPECIFIC STRATEGY TO GO WITH?
dharani : Have u taken the sectional test Advanced lavel and iNTERMEDIATE LAVEL. this test will give a good practice to improve DILR.


dev : SIR HOW MUCH WEIGHTAGE DOES NMIMS GIVES TO THE ACADEMIC RESULTS AND IF I SCORE 210+ IN THE ACTUAL EXAM IS THERE ANY CHANCE FOR NMIMS MUMBAI CONSIDERING THAT I HAVE ONLY 8C.G.P.A. IN 10TH, 81% IN 12TH AND 70% IN B.TECH
param : Interview calls based on yr score only.Maximum weightage for NMAT score. So you are more than okay.


aayu : I HAVE STARTED MY SERIOUS STUDIES RECENTLY...SUGGEST MINIMUM TIME TO BE SPENT AND SCHEDULE FOR NEXT 40 DAYS.WILL I BE ABLE TO MAKE MY WAY INTO BEST OF B'SCHOOLS.
ramachandran : Yes indeed. Please put in at least 12-15 hours of intense effort with time allocated judiciously across all the test areas.


vikash : SIR, I AM FROM OBC NCL CATEGORY, MY ACAD ARE.10TH 76% ICSE,12TH 67% CBSE, BTECH(CIVIL) FROM PRIVATE COLLEGE 70%, WHAT SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM OVERALL PERCENTILE AND SECTION WISE PERCENTILE TO GET INTO SOME NEW IIMS?
ramachandran : Aiming for at least 90 percentile is a good idea


raaz : SIR, SUGGEST ME ABOUT IBSAT. IS IT GOOD FOR MBA.
param : You can consider IBS, Hyderbad and Mumbai. They are not great and unless you are in the top 30% of yr class you will find it difficult to get a job. Suggest you focus on CAT and other exams.


shradz : IS GENERAL MANAGEMENT A GOOD COURSE TO TAKE IN XLRI?
swapnila : Yes.


rohanakasambit : HI SIR, MY 10TH-83, 12TH-70.2 AND IN COLLEGE 6.6 CGPA WITH WORK EXPERIENCE 2 YEARS. WHAT SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM % THAT I SCORE IN CAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP AND XAT TO GET INTERVIEW CALLS FROM THE COLLLEGES MENTIONED IN TIME RANKINGS UPTO AAA CATEGORY?
dharani : Interview calls based on yr score only.Maximum weightage for NMAT score. for Cat u have to get 97+


anu : I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRAD DID NOT TAKE UP THE JOB.SO THAT I CAN GIVE MORE TIME TO PREP. I HAVE TAKEN ADVICES FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE AND THEY SAID THAT IT IS OK TO TAKE A BREAK. BUT I STILL WANNA CONFIRM IT ONCE AGAIN EVEN THOUGH IT IS A BIT LATE FOR THIS QSN.
param : it is okay to take a break. Just utilise your time well to get a high score in CAT and other exams.


sambit : HOW TO IMPROVE ON GD PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR B-SCHOOL SELECTION OTHER THAN TIME CLASSES
ramachandran : Participate in discussions on current affairs with your friends. Our GDPI sessions will go a long way in helping you


vikash : SECTION WISE PERCENTILE PLEASE, I AM GETTING OVERALL 80-87 PERCETILE OVERALL IN AIMCATS , BUT IN VAC ONLY 30-40 PERCENTILE.
ramachandran : Do not worry. Just prepare. Be focussed.


rishi : HOW MUCH %TILE IS REQUIRED FOR UBS PU ?
bharat : 84


gautamm : DO WE NEED TO APPLY TO XLRI SEPARATELY AFTER FILLING THE XAT FORM?
param : Yes


niravdevpura : HELLO, I GOT A SCORE OF AROUND 97 %ILE IN THE PREVIOUS 4-5 AIMCATS AND AN OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE OF 95%ILE, WHAT CAN I EXPECT MY PERCENTILE IN CAT TO BE LOOKING AT THE TRENDS OF PREVIOUS YEARS?
ramachandran : Excellent possibility of further improving. Stay focussed. And calm. And optimistic. Good luck


patil : HOW IS SYMBY AND IMT HYD IN TERMS OF PROFILES OFFERED AND PACKAGE?
param : which symbi ? Avoid IMT, HyD.


gaurav : HOW IS MICA AND PLEASE GIVE ME PREPARATION TIPS FOR CRACKING MICAT
ramachandran : It is very good. Read up about advertising.


c : GETTING AROUND 85% IN AIMCAT WHICH COLLEGE I CAN EXPECT FR THIS? ALSO HOW TO INCRESE VA SCORE
ramachandran : AAA and AA category. Please read as much as you can. Our material will prove very handy. Cover all areas judiciously


vaishu : I AM A QUICK LEARNER. I ALSO WISH TO CRACK THIS YEAR. ONLY 50 DAYS REMAINING SUGGEST ME SOME SHORTCUTS OR TIPS FOR IMPROVING MY SPEED IN QUANS,RCS AND DI. MY PROFILE 10TH - 93% , 12TH - 97% , GRADUATION - 9.5 CGPA . I AM AIMING AT 99 + PERCENTILE. HOW SHOULD I SPLIT MY HOURS ??
dharani : Dear Vaishu this coming 50 days very important for u . u keep on practising all sectional test , analysis every AIMCATS on regular basis ,it will help u to increase ur confidence level . Minimum 8 to 9 hrs of study is required till ur exam.


akd : PLZ TELL ME ABOUT SIMSREE, MUMBAI??
swapnila : What would you want to know about Simsree?


sanm : SIR I AM GETTING AROUND 95 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS. IS IIFT DELHI A REALISTIC EXPECTATION GIVEN THAT I FARE WELL IN GENERAL AWARENESS?
param : Yes looks good. But IIFT is a different exam. Pls look at the previous papers and solve them. You will get a good idea on how to tackle the paper.


vaishu : WHICH IS THE BEST IIM - AHMEDABAD OR BANGALORE OR CALCUTTA ??
param : Equally good. All depends on how you do in the placement interview post MBA.


vaishu : WHICH IS THE BEST IIM - AHMEDABAD OR BANGALORE OR CALCUTTA ??
bharat : what's your AIMCAT percentile range? Get calls... convert all... if you have problem of choice, we will help you make the decision.


akd : NMAT CUTOFF FOR NMIMS??
chandrajyoti : QS - 65, LS - 50, LR - 55, Overall 208 marks


anu : THANKS FOR ANSWERING THE PREV QSN SIR. WHAT PERCENTILE WILL IS REQUIRED TO GET CALLS FROM A,B,C,L,K FOR AN OBC CANDIDATE?
param : 95%le + for ABC 90-95 %le for the other three, Pls note these are estimates and not absolute guarantee


vaishu : WHAT ARE THE BEST COURSES IN IIM AHMEDABAD AND BANGALORE ?
swapnila : Their flagship programs are the best ones.


vaishu : WHAT ARE THE BEST COURSES IN IIM AHMEDABAD AND BANGALORE ?
param : The core courses.


lalit : 10TH- 10 CGPA. 12TH- 70%. GRAD- 60+. I AM AN ECONOMICS STUDENT. WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO IF I'M EXPECTING 99+ IN CAT?
bharat : IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, all IITs, IIFT


vj : BEFORE THE LAST 3 AIMCATS I WAS GETTING PERCENTILE IN 85-93 AND MY SCORE WAS 110+ BUT NOW I'M GETTING PERCENTILE IN 75-85 AND SCORE BELOW 100. BUT I'M STUDYING REGULARLY. DON'T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING. PLEASE HELP.
dharani : Don't lose ur patience always be positive . Try to analysis all those Aimcat where it goes wrong . find out any try to improve that so that it will not repeate.


parikshit : DO WE HAVE TO APPLY TO ALL COLLEGES OTHER THAN THE IIMS BEFORE 4TH DECEMBER THAT ACCEPT CAT SCORES?
param : No , not true. But most of the big colleges will close their application before the exams. You need to look at websites of individual colleges for the cut off date,


sambit : BM OR RM IN XIMB?
param : Depends on yr background and interest. Generally BM is higher rated than RM.


buddhavishal : SIR WATS THE CUTOFF FOR NIRMA , WE-MUMBAI , NIBM-PUNE ?
param : 75-80%le in CAT


sanya : BELOW 80% IN ENTRANCES.WHICH COLLOGES TO TARGET
param : BBB and BB category mainly and a few BBB+, just in case you score higher in actual CAT.


sahil : WHAT U SAY ABOUT IIFT DELHI
bharat : what to say? top 15 college... very good quality of education and placemets


shubham : CAN I EXPECT A MORE THAN 95 PECENTILE IN THE CAT?
dharani : Have u took any Aimcats as of now.


ruhi : HELLO SIR, I GOT 80% IN 10TH, 62 IN 12TH AND 74 IN BSC. WHAT ARE MY POSSIBILITIES FOR IIMS IF I SCORE 90+ IN CAT.
dharani : Be positive ..u may get more than that .if get the cut off marks for all the section u will definitely get call from all new IIMs.


hwcd6e191 : HII SIR,CAN U PLZZ SAY LAST YR CUT OFF MARKS FOR NMIMS BANGLORE
dharani : QS - 65, LS - 50, LR - 55, Overall 208 marks


abc : WHAT IS THE AVG PACKAGE OFFERED AT SIBM-BANGALORE? ALSO, IS IT WORTH TO JOIN THERE IN TERMS OF THE EXPOSURE PROVIDED?
param : It is a decent college, average CTC between 6-8 lacs. They have a very dynamic director but they have no FMCG jobs.


vj : MY PROFILE IS 10TH-80,12TH-71 ,B.TECH.- 69, WORKEX- 1.5 YR(IT) AND GENERAL MALE CANDIDATE. EXPECTING AROUND 95+ IN CAT.
chandrajyoti : You should apply for all the IIMs, FMS Delhi, NITIE, SJSOM, IITD, IITM, SPJIMR


anu : SIR, I HAVE MISSED THE FIRST FEW AIMCATS, DO U ADVICE ME TO START FROM THE FIRST TEST OR GO WITH THE REST.
chandrajyoti : Go with the rest and also take the previous ones on your own seriously. Analyse them properly after every exam.


rajiv : IS IT WORTH APPLYING FOR JBIMS IF YOU ARE NOT A MAHARASHTRIAN?
chandrajyoti : If you get chance, definitely.


hwcd6e191 : IS NMIMS BANGLORE IS GOOD OR BAD
param : worth applying. Mostly jobs in IT firms including Analystics.


aayu : SIR PLS LIST GOOD COLLEGES UNDER 80-90PERCENTILE
param : You can look at A category, BBB+ and BBB and a couple of AA category colleges as well. The list is available on yr home page. choose colleges located in Metros.


nikita : PLEASE TELL ME SOME COLLEGES OTHER THAN IIM THAT SHOULD NOT BE LEFT OUT IN TERMS OF FORM FILLING?
chandrajyoti : JBIMS, FMS Delhi, NITIE, SJSOM, IITD, IITM, SPJIMR, MDI-G, XIMB, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, DFS University of Delhi, FMS-BHU, VGSOM


vj : : MY PROFILE IS 10TH-80,12TH-71 ,B.TECH.- 69, WORKEX- 1.5 YR(IT) AND GENERAL MALE CANDIDATE. EXPECTING AROUND 93-98 IN CAT. WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I GO FOR ?
chandrajyoti : All the IIMs, JBIMS, FMS Delhi, NITIE, SJSOM, IITD, IITM, SPJIMR, MDI-G, XIMB, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, DFS University of Delhi, FMS-BHU, VGSOM


123 : ALSO SIR SHOULD WE ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS IN NMAT?
param : Answer as many as you can in the time available.


patil : SIR/M'AM, WHAT COURSES SHOULD I PREFER TO MAKE A CAREER IN INVESTMENT BANKING IN THE LONG RUN? AND WHICH CATEGORY OF (TIME'S) SCHOOLS CAN GIVE GOOD THRUST TO MAKE MY DREAM TRUE?
param : The TOP 6 IIMs, XLRI, Bajaj.Maybe MDI and IIFT,


cat16 : WHAT % CAN I EXPECT IN CAT IF MY AVERAGE IS AROUND 80%
dharani : u can reach 95 + if u put ur effort for CAT prep.


lol : I HAVE TAKEN A DROP AFTER GRADUATING, MY CURRENT PERCENTILE IS AROUND 93-97. WHAT IS THE POSSIBLE PERCENTILE THAT I CAN ACHIEVE. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE TOP MARKS HOW MANY HOURS DO I PUT IN FROM NOW ON. I STUDY GENERALLY FOR 5 HOURS A DAY. IS THAT ENOUGH ? ALSO I WORK FOR AN NGO, SO HOW WILL THE YEAR DROP AFFECT ME IN THE INTERVIEWS ? PLEASE ANSWER IN DETAIL. THANK YOU
param : Too many questions to be answered. You need to discuss with a faculty at yr centre who will be able to guide you. Your aimcat percentile seems good, make sure you have balanced score. No need to study for 5 hrs/day fatigue may set in. From now till CAT try to improve yr aimcat score to above 95%le.


ruhi : WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR FMS. DO THEY CONSIDER SSC AND HOC MARKS
chandrajyoti : It is solely the discretion of the management. However, there is a high chance that they will consider both 10th and 12th standard performance along with graduation to decide your admission.


sanya : HOW IS DELHI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?
feroz : It's a decent enough school.


buddhavishal : SIR WHAT IS THE CUTOFF FOR ....BIMTECH , BITS PILANI ,CHRIST BANGALORE , DTU DELHI , NITT TIRUCHIRAPALLI ?
ramachandran : These are good B Schools. And since you are aiming high, please work hard and target mid 90s at least


vaishu : ALONG WITH GOOD ACADEMICS AND GOOD SCORE IN CAT EXAM WHAT COULD BE THE EXPECTATIONS OR OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FROM THE STUDENTS BY IIM AHMEDABAD AND BANGALORE ??
ramachandran : Create a good impact during the PI and WAT


arnav : MY GOAL IS TO BECOME A GREAT FUND MANAGER. I AM GETTING AROUND 80%TILE IN AIMCAT TESTS SUGGEST ME FEW COLLEGES WHAT ARE GOOD FOR FINANCE AND I CAN AIM FOR THOSE(ASSUMING PERCENTILE WILL IN CAT).
feroz : All the IIMs, SP Jain, FMS etc to name a few


srj : HI SIR,I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CROSS THE 80 PERCENTILE RANGE FOR ALL THE AIMCATS SO FAR.I M PLANNING TO DO MAXIMUM SECTIONAL AND MOCK TESTS FOR THE NEXT 50 DAYS.WILL THIS STRATEGY HELPS?ALSO WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL INPUTS I NEED FOR THE NEXT 50 DAYS?
dharani : absolutely ..u have to take advance level and intermediate level test on regular basis. This strategy will helps u to increase confidence level.


abc : @PARAM: SIR ANY SPECIFIC REASON AS TO WHY THEY DO NOT HAVE FMCG JOBS?
param : FMCG companies visit only the top colleges as they pay very well ( Talking about top FMCGs)


shubham : HELLO SIR, MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS GENERALLY IN A WIDE RANGE 50-88, DEPENDING ON TOPICS, AND LAST TWO NMAT MOCKS I SCORED 150, PLEASE SUGGEST ME GOOD B SCHOOLS THAT I MAY GET ADMISSION IN, THIS YEAR ONLY; 10TH- 86% 12TH-82% GRAD (ECONOMICS)-76%
chandrajyoti : You should select colleges from BB and B+ category B-schools from the T.I.M.E. recommended B-School List.


vaishu : IS TIME SECTIONAL TESTS AND AIMCATS ENOUGH FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE AIMING AT 99+ % ???
gouri : Yes they are adequate...alongwith study material.


rajesh : SIR IS IT POSSIBLE TO IMPROVE OUR PERCENTILE FROM 80-85 TO 95+ IN THESE 50 DAYS?
feroz : This is very much possible provided you put in your best effort. Prepare a schedule for the next 40 days and follow it religiously. Majority of your time should go in test taking and analysis


cat16 : I HAVE DONE WITH THE BOOKLETS PROCEEDING TOWARDS THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WHILE ATTEMPTING THOSE WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR. SO THAT I CAN IMPROVE WITH EVERY TEST. HOW TO ANALYSE INTERMEDIATE TEST ? PLZ REPLY
dharani : The concept and theorey which u have learn from booklet and clasess will u able to apply all when u are taking the test.when ever u r getting something knew try understand throughly and make it practice.


ron : IS GIVING TISSNET A VIABLE OPTION AS I GUESS THEY ARE OFFERING ONLY LIMITED PROGRAMS FOR MBA?
param : If you are interested in HR then it is an excellent option.


patil : AVG PACKAGE OF MBA @ UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD PLEASE
bharat : 4.5 LAKH


arpit : SIR I GOT 98.55 PERCENTILE IN MAT SEPT 2016 ...ANY GOOD COLLEGES THAT I SHOULD APPLY TO ?
chandrajyoti : Amity University (Amity Business School), Noida Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Delhi Christ University, Bangalore PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore Rajagiri Business School, Cochin Rajagiri College of Social Sciences-School of Management, Cochin


sanya : IILM OR DELHI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?WHICH ONE IS BETTER
bharat : neither is in top 100; by Delhi School of Business, you meant Delhi School of Management, then its a BBB college - should be preferred over IILM.


thanks : CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHICH COLLEGES HAVE OR PROVIDE MANAGEMENT QUOTA SEATS?
param : Symbiosis does.


anu : IS THERE ANY CRASH COURSE OFFERED BY TIME IN THESE LAST 45 DAYS? IS YES, IS IT GONNA BE A GOOD CHANGE FOR ME COZ I HAVE BEEN PREPPING BY MYSELF AT HOME FROM A COUPLE OF MONTHS.
dharani : u can check fro ur nearest center .Ofcourse this will helps u to increase ur confidence level.


shreya : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GK FOR VARIOUS B SCHOOLS
gouri : Be up to date with all important events of 2016... read the T.I.M.E magazines and newspapers regularly.


aspire : WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY FOR NEXT 45 DAYS? MY PERCENTILE IS AROUND 90-92. PLEASE SUGGEST.
feroz : Spend time in taking mocks followed by a thorough analysis. Revise important concepts. Solve previous CAT papers to get a feel of the examination.


sanya : HOW IS BHARTI VIDYAPEET DELHI PASCHIM VIHAR?
chandrajyoti : It comes under B+ category as per T.I.M.E. B-School categorisation list and it has its own admission test.


sambit : AIMCAT AVERAGE PERCENTILE-40, SHOOULD I SKIP EXPECTATIONS FOR CRACKING CAT THIS YEAR?
bharat : way too low to get a call from a top college... work hard... focus better... put in loads of practice... dont give up!


vaishu : SUGGEST ONLY ONE COMPLETE GUIDE MATERIAL WHERE I CAN SOLELY CONCENTRATE FOR THESE 50 DAYS SO THAT I COULD ABLE TO SCORE 99+ PERCENTILE AND MAKE INTO TOP IIMS ..
feroz : There is no such thing. If you have solved TIME material, have regularly taken the AIMCATs, have practised enough sectional tests, then this would do the trick


buddhavishal : WHAT IS THE CAT PERCENTILE CUTOFF OF BIMTECH , BITS PILANI ,CHRIST BANGALORE , DTU DELHI , NITT TIRUCHIRAPALLI ?
param : in the range of 80-85%le


nikita : SIR CAN 60%TILE OF AIMCAT CAN BE CONVERTED TO 90%TILE OF CAT? WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO DO THIS?
dharani : Yes u can reach if u take advance level and intermediate level test on regular basis. This strategy will helps u to increase confidence level.


vaishu : WHAT BOOKS SHOULD I READ TO IMPROVE MY RCS?
gouri : Read online articles, newspapers .... you may not have time now to read novels.


ronnie : GOOD EVENING TO ALL.NMIMS V/S SIBM, PUNE.WHICH IS BETTER. NMAT WENT VERY WELL. EXPECTING @ 220. KINDLY ADVICE.
param : NMIMS is better than SIBM, Pune


pav : @SIR/MAM:- IS MBA IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT IN INDIA HAS GOOD FUTURE??
feroz : This will pick up in the near future, however as of now it has a very limited scope


vaishu : MY PROFILE 10TH - 93% , 12TH - 97% , GRADUATION - 9.5 CGPA . I AM AIMING AT 99 + PERCENTILE. IF SO, WHICH IIM IS BEST SUITABLE FOR ME ?
feroz : Do not worry about the quality of the IIM now, rather focus on getting a call first. Get as many as you can, and probably you would be in a better position to decide after that


pinto : HELLO SIR CAN U TELL HOW IS THE ALLIANCE UNIVERSITY OF BANGALORE
param : Avoid if you have better choices.


sanya : DELHI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS VIPS OR IILM?
bharat : answered


ron : AVERAGE PACKAGE IN NMIMS BLR,NMIMS HYD COMPARED TO NMIMS MUMBAI
ramachandran : About 20-30 percent lower. Try and secure your seat win these. Best of luck


vj : SHOULD WE ATTEMPT ALL QUESTIONS IN NMAT OR ACCURACY IS ALSO IMPORTANT IN A NORALIZED SCORE ?
param : Attempt as many qns as you can. In the last few minutes you can do intelligent guessing to complete all the qns.


thanks : PARAM SIR, OTHER THAN SIBM? WHICH OTHER COLLEGES PROVIDE MANAGEMENT QUOTA SEATS?
param : The best one is symbiosis. No other top college has quota seats.


vaishu : WHAT ARE CORE COURSES OFFERED IN TOP IIMS ?? I AM NOT AWARE OF THAT
feroz : All the courses viz., Finance, Mktng, Ops, Economics, Sales & Mktng, HR, etc.


nachiketa : CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT SHOULD I DO TO INCREASE MY ACCURACY IN RC AND VERBAL SECTION ?
ramachandran : Please read as much as you possibly can. You have ample good quality material that you can read. The Hindu and Indian Express are only 2 examples


vaishu : CANT WE MAKE INTO TOP 3 IIMS BY JUST HAVING 50 DAYS OF INTENSIVE PREPARATION??
feroz : Yes you can. Work hard and smart


sambit : DURING SOLVING HANDOUTS I AM ABLE TO ANSWER 90% QUESTIONS ACCURATELY , BUT AT THE TIME OF APPEARING AIMCATS THE ACCURACY DECREASES TO 35%. WHY IS IT SO?
gouri : do you feel nervous? Is concentration affected?


ruhi : SIR PLEASE TELL ME FMS DELHI CRITERIA. HOW MUCH CAT PERCENTILE IS NEEDED TO GET FMS DELHI. AND WHAT IS AVERAGE PLACEMENT THERE
ramachandran : Aim for very high 90s percentile. Placements are indeed very good there, comparable with the IIMs


ron : SIR,I AM GETTING AROUND 210 TO 220 IN MOCK NMATS THAT WERE CONDUCTED A FEW WEEKS AGO.. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES IN NMIMS?
param : Very good. Keep it up. But watch sectional cut offs.


man : SIR/ MAAM
gouri : Yes... what is your query?


man : GOOD EVENING!
feroz : What is your question?


sambit : @GOURI MAM NOPE. I AM CALM WHILE ANSWERING BUT AM CONCERNED TOWARDS THE TIME RESTRICTION MORE WHILE SOLVING QUESTIONS
gouri : In that case try to concentrate solely on accuracy... don't look at time management now... see, if your scores improve.


aayushi : SIR PLS LIST GOOD MBA COLLEGES IN MUMBAI UNER 80-90 %TILE
param : The top colleges in Mumbai are well above this- IIT,B, NMIMS, Bajaj. Below 90 you can look at KJ somaiya and below 80 Welingkar. Other colleges can be applied via CET.


vaishu : HOW MANY QUESTIONS DO I NEED TO ATTEND IN EACH SECTION SO THAT I CAN GET 99+ % IN CAT EXAM ??
feroz : You can't have any such fig as this will depend on the relative toughness of the paper. You may refer to TIME website for CAT 2015 analysis to get an approx idea of the same


srj : HI SIR,WHICH ARE THE TOP BSCHOOLS WHICH DOESNT CONSIDER SECTIONAL CUT OFFS UNDER CAT.ALSO WHICH R D BEST BSCHOOLS UNDER MAT?
param : All top colleges consider some kind of sectional cut offs. But if yiu can cross min 80%le in each section and get an overall above 95%le then you can still get calls from top colleges like MDI, NITIE, IIT, KGP etc,


sanya : HOW IS AMITY?
ramachandran : Decent


rsc : QUESTION ASKED N REMINDED TOO BUT NO REPLY ????
ramachandran : Aim for 90 percentile plus and apply in the top 10 and the next 2 tiers of B schools according to the B school ranking on your SHP


dgs : IIFT D OR XIMB?
feroz : IIFT delhi


dgs : MY ACCURACY IS VERY LOW IN READING COMPREHENSION ? HOW TO IMPROVE IT?
gouri : mentally summarise the passage before you look at questions...that will ensure that you have understood the passage correctly.


aspire : MY SHP IS NOT UPDATED WITH LATEST RC PASSAGES LINK. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
feroz : You may write an e-mail to info@time4education.com mentioning the same


jitendra : MY PROFILE IS 10TH-94,12TH-91 ,B.TECH.- 9 CGPA, WORKEX- 1.5 YR(IT) AND GENERAL MALE CANDIDATE. GETTING AROUND 83-88 %ILE IN AIMCAT AND 216 IN THE AIMNMAT. WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I GO FOR ?
feroz : Do not think much about this. Give your best shot and aim for the best colleges. We'll decide on other things post results


man : MY ACCURACY IN VA RC SECTION IS 50-60%. HOW TO IMPROVE? I DON'T KNOW WHERE I M LACKING. ALSO I HAVE COMPLETED MY BASIC STUDY MATERIAL AND I HAVE DONE MANY SECTIONAL TESTS? PLEASE HELP
ramachandran : Reading regularly is a very good idea


ronnie : IS XIMB- BM WORTH APPLYING. I AM TARGETING ONLY TOP 20 - 25 B SCHOOLS.
param : DEcent college. Keep it as a back up option.


ruhi : JBIMS OR FMS DELHI OR SPJAIN
param : All three are great. A good problem to have. Call me when you convert all three and I will advise you.


vivekpil : AT WHAT PERCENTILE CAN A OBC CANDIDATE EXPECT A CALL FROM MOST GOOD IIMS.
param : top 6 above 95%le. Lower IIMs 85-90 , depends on the IIMs.


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