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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

akshita : HELLO SIR
rahulpinnamaneni : Hi, what's your query?


anshu : MY %ILE IN THE AIM-NMAT WAS 94.65 AND I SCORED 201, WHAT %ILE AND SCORE SHOULD I AIM FOR IN THE MOCKS?
pradeepgoswami : You try maintaining consistent 95 plus , but again this is a bad practice. Don't try speculating about your percentile while the testing window is open. Your job is to go as per the plan and maximising your score.


anshu : WHAT ARE THE SECTIONAL CUT-OFFS FOR NMIMS MUMBAI
rahulpinnamaneni : Overall is around 209-210 QA - 74-78 LR - 60-65 VA - 55-60


akshita : I HAVE ALREADY ALREADY APPLIED FOR CAT 2017. I HAVE NOT YET STARTED SELECTING OR APPLYING FOR THE COLLEGES. HOW TO GO ABOUT THEM? PLEASE GUIDE.
bharat : Akshita, college selection depends on your AIMCAT performance -- what is your %ile range?


ankita : HOW TO SELECT WHICH B SCHOOLS TO APPLY?
tarannumraza : A practical approach would be to go by your AIMCAT scores. The AIMCATs prepare students to score better in the main CAT.Accordingly pick some high ranked colleges & some safety nets.


drca7a209 : DO I NEED TO FILL THE COLLEGES WHILE FILLING THE CAT FORM ??
rahulpinnamaneni : All the IIMs, yes you have to fill then itself.


anshu : IM CURRENTLY REVISTING ALL MY AIMCATS AND SOLVING ALL THE QUANT QUESTIONS I GOT WRONG OR DIDNT SOLVE. WHAT SHOULD BE MY NEXT PLAN OF PREPARATION?
pradeepgoswami : What about DILR ,do the same there . In addition to this do solve the paper pencil based CAT papers till 2008. Next keep analysing the remaining AIMCATs and keep working on your strengths


rahul : FOR NMIMS ONLY THOSE STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE WHO COMPLETE THER
rahulpinnamaneni : What's your query?


saransh : IS GAP AFFECTS SELECTION IN COLLGES
tarannumraza : During the interview you may be asked to explain the gap.If you have a credible explanation, it will not hamper your selection.


rahul : FOR NMIMS ONLY THOSE STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE WHO COMPLETED THEIR GRADUATION IN FIRST ATTEMPT
rahulpinnamaneni : You can go here for the clear instructions. Clauses 3.1 to 3.7 please.


akshita : MY PERCENTILE RANGE IS 60 TO 70 CONSTANTLY FOR THE PAST ONE MONTH. I BELONG TO RESERVED(SC) CATEGORY
asim : If you can work hard in the remaining days, you are sure to secure multiple IIM calls, also apply to IIFT, TISSNET, SNAP exams. Among B-schools target IIFT, IITs, SIBM Pune, SCMHRD,NITIE MUMBAI, FMS DELHI, DFS DELHI, DSE DELHI.


rahul : %TILE REQUIRED FOR MDI IS?
pradeepgoswami : Around 98 percentile in CAT for general category students


rahul : NAME SOME COLLEGES IN NMAT WITH%TILE REQUIRED WITH THEM
rahulpinnamaneni : Are you talking of NMIMS Mumbai?


ankita : MY PERCENTILE RANGES FROM 70-80 WHICH COLLEGES I SHOULD APPLY FOR?
bharat : NIRMA, CHRIST, IIFM, HCU, WELINGKAR Bangalore, BIMTECH, XIME


rajasen : HOW GOOD IS FMS DELHI
pradeepgoswami : One of the best institutes in our country. At par with the old IIM s,if not better. You need to study hard to get there. FMS is one of the highest rated college in India but are you up to it ,that is the point.


rajasen : WHAT PERCENTILE NEEDED FOR XLRI IN XAT
rahulpinnamaneni : 96 for BM, 92.55 for HR


ankita : MY AIMCAT %ILE VARIES FROM 70 TO 80 AND SOMETIMES 85. WHAT SHOULD BE MY SELECTED COLLEGES?
ramnath : You can look at IFMR/LIBA/WE Schools/UBA/NIT Trichy, which are in the 80-85 CAT percentile. This is assuming you would have a good CAT and your best AIMCAT percentile will get converted into a CAT percentile in that range


sharath12 : WHAT IS AVERAGES SALARY OF IIM AHMEDABAD
ramnath : 22.14 lpa


sharath12 : GETTING 70 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS, I AM GENERAL CATEGORY WHICH COLLEGES TO APPLY
ramnath : You can look at schools like BIMTECH/IIFT/HCU/SIESCOMS/Welingkar Blore,NIT CAlicut etc


sharath12 : NAME SOME GOOD COLLEGES IN MAT
bharat : Christ, Amity, ITM Navi Mumbai, Vignan Jyoti, MS Ramaiah


sharath12 : WHAT ARE GOOD COLLEGES IN NMAT
rahulpinnamaneni : NMIMS Mumbai followed NMIMS Bangalore


sharath12 : HOW GOOD IS SIBM PUNE
rahulpinnamaneni : Quite good, it ranks in the top-15


sharath12 : HOW TO PREPARE GK OF SNAP
bharat : With regard to T.I.M.E. material, go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Check out the OMET GK Special material published in the June-July/August/September/October issues of MBA Education & Careers. Also, in the various issues of this magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (the last mentioned feature captures important news in a nutshell). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK, which typically carries 100 questions. In Manorama YB, please focus on the following chapters: What is What Who is who Science scan Human body Computers Landmarks of history The Universe


anshu : HOW CAN I INCREASE MY QUANT PERCENTILE TO 95+ FROM 60-70 CURRENTLY? OVERALL MY %ILE IS 90-95
pradeepgoswami : You might attain it only if you increase your knowledge base and your topic familiarity. It would take a bit of planned hard work from you. Just working on question selection and accuracy may not be enough to get that sort of a jump in your percentile. You are asking for absolute 30 percentile points jump.It won't happen overnight. Don't lose heart . Get those topics where you are not so clear and clarify all your doubts regarding the concepts in those topics and keep practising


sss : COMPARE SIMSR(SOMAIYA) PGDM, SIMSR MMS, WELINGKAR PGDM AND WELINGKAR MMS
bharat : aLMOST NO difference between PGDM & MMS programmes - variation comes from affiliation issues; as for ranking, KJSom is better ranked than Welingkar


rahul : FOR A GOOD COLLEGE THROUGH CAT EXAM ..WHAT SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM %TILE REQUIRED ATLEAST BY A STUDENT
rahulpinnamaneni : The higher, the better. But around 90-95, you stand a chance of getting into colleges in the Top-20


ankita : IF I HAVE TO CHOSE 4 COLLEGES FOR SNAP. WHICH SHOULD BE THOSE?
tarannumraza : SCMHRD,SIIB,SIBM


bibliophile : WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY FOR WHEN THE CAT PERCENTILE IS IN BETWEEN 80 - 85 ? I AM IN A GENERAL CATEGORY.
rahulpinnamaneni : IMI, BIM, FORE, NIT-T, TAPMI, LBSIM, LIBA


sharath12 : PLEASE B-SCHOOLS WITH CUTOFF IN RANGE OF 80 TO 90
rahulpinnamaneni : International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), School of Excellence of Bharthidasan University, Trichy FORE School of Management, New Delhi National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT) University Business School (UBS), Chandigarh T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), New Delhi Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Mumbai Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai GIM Goa Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai


sharath12 : GOOD COLLEGES IN HYD
tarannumraza : ISB,ICFAI,NMIMS,SIBM


sharath12 : SHOULD I WRITE SNAP
pradeepgoswami : Yes you should .SIBM PUNE ,SCMHRD PUNE,SIBM BANGARORE,SIIB PUNE are very good colleges indeed


sharath12 : I RECENTLY STARTED PREPARATION FOR CAT CAN I GET 90
rahulpinnamaneni : Where do you stand now?


sneha : IS THERE ANY CHANCE TO GET A CALL FROM IIM IS THE PERCENTILE IS AROUND 80-90 FOR OBC
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes there is, you'll get quite a few calls actually, not just one


saransh : PLZ SUGESST HOW IS GL BAJAJ OR NDIM TAKE ADMISSION OR NOT
bharat : check their websites -- they generally go with multiple test scores


ankita : WHICH XAT COLLEGES SHOULD BE APPLIED?
pradeepgoswami : Other than XLRI .XIMB,IMT G.LIBA,GIM,BIM are few good colleges considering XAT score for shortlisting


dhanraj : WHAT ARE GOOD COLLEGES WHICH TAKE SNAP
rahulpinnamaneni : SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB


dhanraj : WHEN TO START INTERVIEW PREPARATION WILL TIME INSTITUTE HELP US
rahulpinnamaneni : GDPI preparation, workshops and extensive mentoring starts in January


bits : SIR I AM INTERESTED IN FABM COURSE (OFFERED BY IIM-A & IIM-L). I HAVE AROUND 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE (3 YRS AUTOMOBILE & 2 YRS INSURANCE, WORKING PRESENTLY IN THE LATTER). I HAVE FOLLOWING QUERIES:
rahulpinnamaneni : Please post your queries


ankita : HOW GOOD IS IITTM,FASHION MANAGEMENT IN NIFT AND NSB BANGALORE?
bharat : avoid; not known for quality management education


sub898 : HOW IS XIMB AS A DOMICILE STUDENT
rahulpinnamaneni : Very good


vish : PLZ SUGGEST GOOD BSCHOOLS IN GUJARAT
bharat : IIMA is the best! Then come MICA, NIRMA and BK School.


dhanraj : WHAT IS CUTOFF OF SIBM PUNE
rahulpinnamaneni : It changes from year to year. Are you asking about last year's cutoff?


dhanraj : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GK OF IFFT
bharat : already answered, check this chat transcript


dhanraj : PLEASE TELL ME PREPARATION TIPS FOR CAT
rahulpinnamaneni : There is no one size fits all. Share your current situation and we can answer your query better.


ashokchand : HOW GOOD IS NMIMS MUMBAI
rahulpinnamaneni : Quite good.


ashokchand : HOW TO WORK ON ENGLISH I AM WEAK
rahulpinnamaneni : Which area in particular?


ashokchand : WHEN TO APPLY TO COLLEGES, BEFORE OR AFTER CAT
pradeepgoswami : For those colleges who close their window before CAT results are one has to apply by November end or pertaining to the last date. Please get in touch with your TIME centre and make sure you visit our website daily . We put information relating to admissions there.Some colleges will have there windows open post CAT results ,for them you need not worry


ashokchand : HOW GOOD IS TISS MUMBAI MA IN HRM AND LR PROGRAM
rahulpinnamaneni : MA in HRM is treated by the industry as being at par with an MBA (HR) and is perhaps the second best in the country, after just XLRI for HR


rahul : SIR,WHAT IS MINIMUM %TILE RANGE REQUIRED IN CAT TO GET ADMISSION IN TOP 40 COLLEGES
rahulpinnamaneni : 75+


rajeshkumar : WHAT IS THE SECTIONAL CUTOFFS FOR BM PROGRAM AT XLRI?
rahulpinnamaneni : QA-DI: 88.7 VA: 79.46 DM: 76.84


sneha : SHOULD I ALSO APPLY IN SPJIMR. IS IT GOOD AND WHAT ISTHE CUT OFF PERCENTILE FOR A CALL FRO HERE?
bharat : anything above 95%ile is a good score... though a lot depends on overall profile


sub898 : IS ROI A HUGE FACTOR FOR XIMB
rahulpinnamaneni : The ROI is decent for XIMB since the fees is slightly on the lower side. And the placements are good.


anshu : IS A DOMICILE CERTIFICATE NECESSARY FOR JBIMS? I HAVE BEEN STUDYING IN MUMBAI SINCE KG AND I'M IN MUMBAI UNIVERSITY NOW
bharat : check with the university; at a general level, wont be required


pankaj2 : HI! WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO BUILD VOCABULARY FOR NMAT? WOULD WORD POWER MADE EASY SUFFICE?
rahulpinnamaneni : It would, but do you have so much time?


ankita : WHICH XAVIERS COLLEGES SHOULD BE APPLIED?
rahulpinnamaneni : How are you performing currently?


pankaj2 : IS IT WORTH TO FILL SNAP FORM? SINCE IT IS A 2ND TIER COLLEGE AND APPLICATION ITSELF DEMANDS MORE THAN 2000RS.
rahulpinnamaneni : Depends on your other options. If you only want to get into a top-5 B-School, you can let it pass.


pankaj2 : WHAT IS THE SAFE SCORE IN TIME OMET FOR NMAT FOR GETTING AN INTERVIEW CALL FROM NMIMS MUMBAI?
bharat : above 212


anshu : WHEN DOES SPJIMR START THE PROFILE BASED CALL PROCESS? IS THE INTERVIEW PRIOR TO CAT?
bharat : after the CAT but before the CAT results


pankaj2 : BEING A SC CANDIDATE WHAT COLLEGES I MUST APPLY.. I AM SCORING 80 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT CURRENTLY
ramnath : Pankaj, with that kind of AIMCAT percentiles, you may be looking at a very decent CAT percentile in the 85+ range. You should apply to all IIMs, IIFT, SIBM, SCMHRD, NITIE...All top schools which have reservation. All the best.


akshita : SIR,I AM FACING SOME PROBLEM WITH ANALYSING EACH AND EVERY AIMCATS AND SECTIONAL TESTS THAT I AM ATTEMPTING EACH DAY. I AM NOT GETTING TIME TO ANALYSE EACH OF THEM( AS EACH TAKES ALMOST HALF A DAY TO ANALYSE). IS IT OKAY IF I LEAVE OUT THE ANALYSIS OF SOME AIMCATS OR SHOULD I TAKE UP EACH COMPLETED AIMCATS EVEN IF ITS GIVEN SOMETIME BACK FOR ANALYSIS?
pradeepgoswami : Ideally you should analyse all your AIMCATs but due to time constraints you might go for 60 percent of them, that is around 15 AIMCATs.


vaishali : CAN AVERAGE STUDENT MAKE INTO GOOD B-SCHOOLS
rahulpinnamaneni : They do it, ALL THE TIME. Though perseverance and focus is needed. Lots of both.


pankaj2 : WT'S THE USE OF TAKING MAT EXAM,WCH R THE BEST COLLEGES
bharat : Christ, Amity, ITM Navi Mumbai, Vignan Jyoti Hyderabad


pankaj2 : SIR I CAN DO CAT PREVIOUS YEAR RC QUESTION WITH 90% ACCURACY BUT I M NOT PERFORMING WELL IN AIMCAT ONLY BECOZ OF RC WHAT CAN I DO
pradeepgoswami : How many years of CAT papers did you attempt and is it for papers prior to 2009 as you only have CAT papers then. Now RC questions are related to the difficulty level of the passage content wise or the way it is expressed.Next it depends on how many questions are inference based or how close are the options. AIMCATs are designed to include passages of varying difficulty level as is dine in CAT. You don't have segregation like AIMCAT RC or CAT RC. You simply need to analyse your mistakes more and keep practising daily. That's how you improve


pankaj2 : XAT IS ONLINE THIS YEAR SO GK AND ESSAY TOO WILL BE ONLINE OR JUST THE 1ST PART??
ramnath : Essay too


rave : HELLO SIR
rahulpinnamaneni : Hello, what's your query?


rave : TIPS TO REMEMBER FORMULAE
rahulpinnamaneni : Derive them once, then writ them down somewhere so that you can revise once in a while. Solve a few questions based on it. Discuss formulae with friends.


rave : HELLO MENTORS. AS I HAVE JOINED RECENTLY I AM UNABLE TO DO GOOD IN AIMCATS. I AM SECURING VERY VERY LESS PERCENTILES. KINDLY SHARE THE STUDY STRATEGIES ?
bharat : please meet faculty at your TIME centre; a chat is not the right place to talk testing strategies.


rave : HOW TO IMPROVE IN THE LONG LR/DI QUESTIONS . WHEN I AM GIVING AIMCATS, I AM UNABLE TO SOLVE THEM, ALSO AVOID TO ATTEMPT READING SUCH LONG LR/DI LEST I FAIL TO SOLVE IT AND WASTE TIME. PLEASE SUGGEST AS I AM PRACTISING THE OSTS AND STUDY MATERIAL REGULARLY BUT TO NO HELP.
supratim : Please solve lots of analytical puzzles. This will help you to solve reasoning based DI.


vaishali : AS MY ACADIMICS ARE 10=50% 12-57% GRADUATION 55% WAHT ARE CHANCES ALSO I DONE CMA/CWA
bharat : if you do very well in the CAT (scoring above 95%ile), then you will have a very good chance of making it to a top school. So, work hard and focus on the work ahead. Our best wishes!


vaishali : AS MY ACADIMICS ARE 10=50% 12-57% GRADUATION 55% WAHT ARE CHANCES ALSO I DONE CMA/CWA
supratim : Getting a 99 percentile or above will open doors for lots of good colleges. I am assuming you area general category student.


rave : WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS
rahulpinnamaneni : Permutation = Arrangement Combination = Selection


rit : GOOD COLLEGE IN KOLKATA?
bharat : IIM CALCUTTA is the best! IIFT, IMI, Globsyn and Army Institute


ankita : MY %ILE ID BETWEEN 70-85
rahulpinnamaneni : In AIMCATs? What's your highest and your lowest so far? Overall I mean


sharath12 : HOW TO ANALYZE AIMCATS
supratim : First : Please solve all questions again without time limit Second : Get back to basics and solve questions from study material booklet for all chapters / concepts which you find difficult to solve in AIMCAT papers. Third : Write online sectional tests to bridge the gap between knowledge and speed .


rahul : SIR NAME SOME GOOD COLLEGES UNDER NMAT EXAM
rahulpinnamaneni : NMIMS Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai


sharath12 : IS NMIMS BANGALORE GOOD
rahulpinnamaneni : It's decent, comes after NM MUmbai


anshu : IS IT OKAY TO ANALYSE AIMCATS 2 WEEKS AFTER THEY ARE DONE?
supratim : No. Please do it in real time.


sharath12 : DIFFERNECE BETWEEN PGDM AND MBA
bharat : affiliated college award MBA and autonomous colleges give PGDM


rit : GOOD AND DECENT COLLEGES UNDER SNAP?
rahulpinnamaneni : SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB, SIBM Bengaluru


reeya : WHAT IF WE DON'T GET GOOD MARKS IN CAT??
bharat : that's an open ended question... course of action/path ahead will depend on other test scores, your options, and what else you could be looking for. Be positive, work hard and do well!


akshita : SIR, DOES XIMB, BHUBANESHWAR ACCEPT NMAT SCORE? I CHECKED THAT XAVIERS UNIVERSITY ACCEPTS NMAT SCORE. NOW I AM NOT SURE IF XIMB IS INCLUDED IN THAT.
ramnath : Yes. They accept NMAT


ankita : YES. MY HIGHEST IS 85. AND MY LOWEST IS 69.
rahulpinnamaneni : IFMR, TAPMI, Great Lakes, IMT G, XIM B, GIM


aniketh : I CURRENTLY MANAGE TO SCORE AROUND 94-95 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS. HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO IMPROVE TO SCORE ABOVE 98 PERCENTILE IN THE MAIN CAT EXAM?
ramnath : With 94-95 in AIMCATs, you should cross 96 in the CAT provided you put in a similar performance there too. To improve further, focus on your question selection and root causes of your errors.


reeya : GOOD COLLEGES IN BANGALORE FOR MBA
rahulpinnamaneni : IIM B, DOMS IISC, NMIMS, SIBM


rit : WHAT ARE THE RATING OF ARMY INSTITUTE AND GLOBSYN KOLKATA?
rahulpinnamaneni : Not rated very high


ind : SIR/MADAM, I HAVE PRACTICED A LOT IN QUANTS BUT I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE WELL. PLEASE SUGGEST WHAT SHOULD I DO ESPECIALLY FOR QUANTS. MY PERCENTILE IS RANGING BETWEEN 75-85. IN QUANTS ITS IN 50 PERCENTILE RANGE.
rahulpinnamaneni : Have you met a QA mentor in person? Have you attended any general counselling session?


rit : AND ALSO RATING OF IISWBM?
rahulpinnamaneni : http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/About-MBA/TIME-B-School-Categorisation


sharath12 : WHAT SCORE TO TARGET IN NMAT FOR NM MUMBAI
rahulpinnamaneni : 210+


sharath12 : HOW MANY TIMES CNA I TAKE NMAT
bharat : 3


sharath12 : MY PERFORMANCE IN DI IS NOT GETTING BETTER AT ALL EVEN THOUGH I PRACTICE IT THE MOST
supratim : First : Please make sure your calculation techniques and speed is in place Second : Please make sure you are solving analytical puzzles regularly . Third : Start solving DI booklet next Fourth : Write online sectional tests of DI


reeya : SIR I HAVE STARTED PREPARING FROM NOW ONLY AND MY AIM CAT MARKS ARE LOW ANY TIPS?
supratim : Please do write at least 2 online sectional tests daily.


bits : SIR WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS OF PLACEMENTS IN FABM COURSE OFFERED BY IIM-A?
rahulpinnamaneni : Very, very good


akshita : PLEASE RATE IISWBM, IMI, KOLKATA, ARMY INSTITUTE, GLOBSYN BUSINESS SCHOOL, KOLKATA.
rahulpinnamaneni : IMI better than the rest


sharath12 : HOW TO SOLVE CR RELATED QUESTION
bharat : you are in the wrong chat


anshu : HOW SHOULD WE DECIDE WHETHER TO RETAKE NMAT OR NO? DO WE GET SCORES AFTER GIVING ONE ATTEMPT?
pradeepgoswami : You get your scores and based on your performance you decide whether to retake or not


parth : HOW MUCH TO SCORE IN CAT AND CET TO GET INTO SP JAIN?
supratim : S.P.Jain does not accept CET score . In CAT or XAT you have to score minimum 85 percentile to get a call from S.P.Jain provided your education/work profile suits their criteria of selection.


sharath12 : MY SPEED IS AORUND 170-190 LONG PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO TO INCREASE MY READING SPEED.
rahulpinnamaneni : It's a habit you'll inculcate over a period of time, by practising reading serious and boring stuff. Don't fret too much about it. Read at a pace you're comfortable with and so that you don't compromise on the retention/comprehension part.


rahul : SIR I HAVE GIVEN ONLY 4 AIMCATS AS I JOIN RECENTLY TIME SO HOW ON WHICH I CHOOSE B SCHOOL
ramnath : Suggest you approach your local faculty for in-depth guidance looking at your AIMCAT performances and background.


sharath12 : PLEASE SUGGEST SOME TRICKS TO DEAL WITH PASSAGE. THE ONLY WAY I FOLLOW IS FINDING THE TOPIC WHICH IS EASY TO READ AND THEN READ THE WHOLE PASSAGE. WHAT COULD BE THE OTHER WAYS.
supratim : Get the basic idea about the topic of passage from questions and options. Then go to passage . It will be quicker .


rit : WHAT PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GET FINAL SELECTED AFTER GETTING CALL GD/PI?
pradeepgoswami : Different colleges have different criterion . On an average you can consider around 1 in 4 I.e. 25%


sss : HOW IS SYDENHAM FOR FINANCE PLACEMENTS
rahulpinnamaneni : OK


ind : @RAHULPAINNAMANENI SIR. I AM AN AIMCAT TEST SERIES STUDENT
rahulpinnamaneni : What have you practised in QA so far?


parth : I DO NOT HAVE WORK EXP. BUT MY ACADEMICS IS DECENT. IF I SCORE 90+ IN CAT, WILL I GET SELECTED IN SP JAIN?
supratim : Depends on how good your academics is and on your CAT percentile. A high CAT percentile may help.


sneha : DOES SPJIMR HAVE ANY RESERVATION CATAGORY FOR ADMISSION OR ONLY GENERAL?
supratim : General.


bits : SIR FOR A PERSON WITH AROUND 5 YEARS TOTAL EXPERIENCE WITH 3 YEARS GAP IN BETWEEN (GRADUATED 2008, WORKED 3 YEARS IN AUTO FIRM TILL 2011, DROPPED TILL 2015 FOR CIVIL SERVICES EXAMS, AND WORKING SINCE IN INSURANCE INDUSTRY) IS A PGP COURSE FOR TOP IIMS A GOOD PROSPECT?
supratim : Please visit our centers and talk a faculty member to know if writing GMAT / GRE suits you better for executive MBA course or writing CAT/XAT is better for PGP / MBA course.


sub898 : CAT AND XAT PERCENTILE REQUIRED FOR XIMB AS A DOMICILE STUDENT
bharat : yes


ind : @RAHUL SIR.. I HAVE DONE THE BASIC MATERIALS OF TIME AND ALSO I AM DOING ARUN SHARMA. I HAVE TAKEN A FEW SECTIONAL TESTS ALSO. BUT MY SCORES ARE NOT IMPROVING AT ALL
rahulpinnamaneni : Are you losing marks across chapters or only in specific chapters?


ankita : I HEARD ONLY FEW COURSES OF XIMB ACCEPT NMAT SCORE.IS THIS TRUE? IF TRUE THEN WHAT ARE THOSE COURSES?
bharat : We have no info on this; please check with the college for such info.


varnali : HOW IS IISWBM, KOLKATA? IS IT A HIGH RATED INSTITUTE?
ramnath : It is a BB category school with avg salary around 6 lpa. With a fee of around 6 lakhs, it has a decent ROI and is good school for those looking for options in Kolkata.


yash : HOW MUCH RANG OF PERCENTILE IN CAT XAT SNAP REQUIRED TO SECURE SEAT IN TOP 10 COLLEGE IF MY 10TH - 93% 12TH - 88% AND GRADUATION - 78% ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Please try to get as high a percentile as possible in each of the exams. Having a higher score only makes it easier for you to crack the next stage (GD-PI-WAT). Cutoffs can be misleading. There are people who get a call at 90%ile from the top-5 and yet don't get a call from some B-School in the next league.


ankita : HOW GOOD IS CHRIST BANGALORE?
rahulpinnamaneni : It's decent.


bits : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS OF FABM COURSE IN IIM-A NAD ABM COURSE IN IIM-L?
pradeepgoswami : 15 lakhs plus per annum


yash : CAN YOU PLEASE POST THE COLLEGE LIST WHICH ARE REQUIRED REGISTRATION BEFORE CAT ?
bharat : its here - http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/notifications.php?course=CAT/MBA


ind : @RAHUL SIR..NOT IN SPECIFIC CHAPTERS.BUT YES IN SOME CHAPTERS I AM CONSITENTLY NOT ABLE TO SOLVE. IS MY PRACTICE MATERIALS AND SECTIONAL TESTS ENOUGH?
rahulpinnamaneni : If you're losing marks because of some concepts, brush your concepts. Otherwise, you need more practice.


parth : I DONT HAVE WORK EXP, WHICH TOP COLLEGES IN MUMBAI SHALL I LOOK FOR?
pradeepgoswami : IIT BOMBAY, JBIMS,NMIMS ,KJSOMAIYA are few of the colleges you may consider. For SPJAIN you are unlikely to make it to the profile based list but you can get into the CAT/XAT based list


sharath12 : WHAT ARE GOOD COLLEGES WHICH ACCEPT MAT
bharat : already answered; check this chat transcript


bits : WHICH ARE THE OTHER GOOD INSTITUTES OFFERING AGRI BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COURSES BESIDES IIM-A & IIM-L?
ramnath : IRMA, XIMB and Manage Hyderabad.


sharath12 : HOW TO ANALYZ AIMCAT PERFORMANCES
pradeepgoswami : Solve the entire paper first and then get to those questions which you tried solving during the test but could not solve.Next check how you could have approached the question. Was there any easier approach.


sharath12 : I HAVE SOLVED ALL THE HANDOUTS AND BOOKLETS FROM SIMPLE EQUATIONS TILL GEOMETRY...AND CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE LAST PART OF QUANT
supratim : Please start solving online sectional tests.


sharath12 : I AM FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO MAXIMISE MY SCORE IN VARC. IF I ATTEMPT 30 QUESTIONS, THEY TURN OUT TO BE 20 WRONG AND 10 RIGHT. HOW TO OVERCOME THIS?
supratim : Improve RC . Solve at least 3 RC's everyday . Take help from faculty members if and when needed .


sharath12 : IN SOME OF THE DI/LR SETS, WHERE QUESTIONS ARE INDEPENDENT AND WE NEED TO SOLVE OUT USING A TABLE. THINGS GET MESSY IF WHEN THERE ARE 2-3 WORKING TO BE DONE IN THE SAME TABLE WITH PEN. AND PENCIL IS NOT ALLOWED IN EXAM HALL. DRAWING ANOTHER TABLE WOULD CONSUME MUCH TIME. WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THESE CASES
supratim : Practise online sectional tests of DI. This will become a habit.


parth : HOW GOOD IS KJ SOMAIYA?
rahulpinnamaneni : TIME ranks it in "A" category http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/About-MBA/TIME-B-School-Categorisation


anu : WHEN WE CAN EXPECT AIMCAT 1811 VIDEO SOLUTION??
ramnath : QA and LRDI are available already. VA will be added tomorrow.


dev : SIR PLEASE TELL STRATEGY FOR NEXT 2 MONTHS FOR VARC
supratim : Solve 2 RC's everyday .


anu : IN VARC MY HIGHEST IS 41 . HOW TO IMPROVE??
supratim : Solve 2 RC's everyday.


dev : STUDY PLAN FROM NOW TO TILL D-DAY FOR 99+ PERCENTILE?
pradeepgoswami : It depends on how much are you getting in the AIMCATs now. Next it also would depend on your strengths and weaknesses.


varnali : HOW IS IBS, KOLKATA? ALSO PLEASE RATE IBS, HYDERABAD.
pradeepgoswami : You may consider IBS Hyderabad


hlca7a008 : I' M STUDYING REGULARLY BUT I'M NOT GETTING THE DESIRED RESULTS IN THE AIMCAT'S THE PERCENTILE IS AROUND 20-35.WHAT SHOULD I DO TO GET ABOVE 99 PERCENTILE
supratim : First : Find out your mistakes . Second : Rectify those mistakes by practising from study material booklets . Third : Write online sectional tests.


dev : WHAT SHOULD I TARGET TO ACHIEVE MY ACCURACY RATE IN GENERAL. CURRENTLY, IT'S 60-65%
rahulpinnamaneni : That's slightly on the lower side. It means you're attempting more than you know for certain.


anu : HOW IS IMT GAZIABAD??
supratim : Their flagship MBA/PGDM program is good.


parth : WHICH OTHER COLLEGE PROVIDES MBA WITH STOCK MARKET SPECIALISATION, APART FROM NMIMS?
bharat : no top college does...


rahul : SIR SUGGEST SOME GOOD COLLEGES UNDER XAT
bharat : XLRI, XIMB, GIM, SPJIMR, IMT, IFMR, WELINGKAR


nnikgarg : SIR, WHAT ARE CUTOFF FOR MDI. DOES IT HAS SECTIONAL CUTOFF ALSO? IF YES, THENWHAT ARE THEY
bharat : above 94%ile overall, sectionals around 75%ile


nnikgarg : IN DIFFERENT EXAMS LIKE IIFT OR NMAT, JUST CLEARING CUTOFF IS SUFFICIENT TO CONVERT COLLEGES OR HIGHER MARKS IN EXAM COMPENSATE IN WAT/GD/PI
bharat : you have to do equally well at all stages -- exam, GD, essay and interview. At least 50% of the folks shortlisted for the GDPI rounds are thrown out.


parth : DOES JBIMS PROVIDE PGDM? IF YES THEN WHAT ALL SCORES IT ACCEPTS AND WHAT ARE ITS CUTOFFS?
bharat : Parth, dont you think you can check the website of the college for the programs it offers? Anyway, it does not offer PGDM; offers MMS.


varnali : MY CURRENT PERCENTILE RANGE IS 60-66 PERCENTILE. CAN IT GO UP TO 90 PERCENTILE IN THESE 2 MONTHS? IF SO,PLEASE SUGGEST HOW I CAN UP MY SCORE , WHAT ROUTINE SHOULD I FOLLOW?
supratim : Please solve at least 3 online sectional tests everyday.


nnikgarg : IN AIMNMAT I SCORED 228. ALSO IN SOME IIFT MOCKS I AM GETTING AROUND 44-46. PLEASE TELL ME HOW SHOULD I FURTHER MOVE MY PRACTICE AND IMPROVE. (MY NMAT EXAM IS ON 6DEC)
pradeepgoswami : NMAT is an exam where you meet to be high in speed so do be in touch all throughout especially Quant and fast calculations. Take one test every week and do a thorough analysis of the same .


ind : @RAHUL SIR OK.THANKS SIR.IS MY PRACTICE MATERIALS ENOUGH?
rahulpinnamaneni : Your sectional tests are more than sufficient to take care of your entire range of preparation


nnikgarg : @BHARAT SIR, MY VARC SECTION IS VERY WEAK. CONSISTENTLY IN 6 AIMCATS I APPEARED, I MANAGED 50-65 PERCENTILE IN VARC SECTION. HOWEVER IN OTHER TWO SECTIONS ALMOST IN ALL TESTS I SCORED ABOVE 90 PERCENTILE. TELL ME WHAT TO DO. AND ALSO SHOULD I APPLY TO MDI OR NOT
bharat : you need to show proficiency in all sections -- as such, try to get a score of above 80%ile in VRC - it will brighten your chances of making it to MDI/other top colleges.


parth : MY PERCENTILE RANGES BETWEEN 80 TO 90 IN AIMCATS FOR NOW, I AM YET TO COMPLETE SOME CONCEPTS. HOW TO MAKE IT TO 95+ IF I COMPLETE MY MATERIAL IN NEXT 2 WEEKS
supratim : Please start writing online sectional tests. This will bridge the gap between your knowledge and speed.


ind : @RAHUL SIR.. THANKS A LOT
rahulpinnamaneni : You're welcome!


nnikgarg : SIR I HAVE APPLIED FOR CAT, XAT, IIFT AND NMAT. WHAT MORE COLLEGES OR EXAM SHOULD I APPLY IF I AM ASSUMING THAT I CAN SURELY GET A CALL FROM NMIMS MUMBAI( BASED ON TWO MOCKS I SCORED 228 AND 273) ALSO HOPING TO GET 90-95 PERCENTILEIN CAT.
pradeepgoswami : Please consider applying to colleges like IMT G,IMI D,IIT K,M,R ,LBSIM D,LIBA,UBS CHANDIGARH,KJ SOMAIYA,GIM...


nnikgarg : MDI OR NMIMS MUMBAI, WHICH IS BETTER?
bharat : MDI is a top 10 college


rahul : BEST COLLEGES UNDER NMAT N SNAP
supratim : NMAT : NM Mumbai campus for their flagship MBA course SNAP : SIBM Pune & SCMHRD for their flagship MBA program.


nnikgarg : WHAT ABOUT GREAT LAKES? IS IT A GOOD COLLEGE? WHEN ITS APPLICATION START AND THROUGH WHICH EXAM?
bharat : pretty good college... check the notifications page for application data


bits : @PRADEEPGOSWAMI- THANK YOU!
pradeepgoswami : You are welcome. All the best


bits : IS IT TRUE THAT PEOPLE WITH OVER 3 YRS WORK EXPERIENCE FIND IT HARDER TO GET PLACEMENTS IN MANAGEMENTS COLLEGES AS COMPANIES GENERALLY PREFER CANDIDATES UPTO 3 YRS EXPERIENCE ONLY?
bharat : not really... a lot depends on the candidate's performance in the program... if he/she does well and finishes in the top 25% of the class, then better jobs/profiles comes their way.


rahul : SIR I HV CMPLETED MY BCOM HONS 3YR PROGRM IN 4 YR SO CAN I APPLY FOR NMIMS
bharat : i think, no. But check with the college once.


nnikgarg : SIR PLEASE TELL ME SOME GOOD INSTITUTES WHICH DO NOT HOLD CRITERIA OF SECTIONAL CUTOFF SO THAT I COULD BE AT SAFE ZONE BY APPLYING TO THEM AS M VERY WEAK IN VARC AND GETTING OVERALL GOOD PERCENTILE
pradeepgoswami : Institutes calling students with less than 90 percentile are very lenient with sectional cut offs. You need not worry just maximise your total


ankita : I HAVE AIMCAT SCORE OF 60-65 PERCENTILE. WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY FOR? AND HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY PERCENTILE?
pradeepgoswami : A whole lot of good colleges will fall in your basket if you can do 5 more correct answers.You will get FMS Bhu,CHRIST BANGALORE,IFMR Chennai,XIME BANGALORE,BIM,TAPMI. All in the 70 to 80 zone


rahul : %TILE FOR FMS FOR GENERAL CATEGORY
bharat : 98.5%ile


sub898 : THE SECTIONAL TESTS FOR DI IS VERY EASY. JUST SIMPLE CALCULATIONS.FROM WHERE TO PRACTICE QUALITY DI QUESTIONS.I HAVE ALREADY THE DI BOOKLET.
pradeepgoswami : Past CAT papers ,SAMCATs and of course the AIMCATs


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