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Chat on WAT/GD/PI preparation!
(Chat Transcript)

aku : SIR HOW IS IT WORTH TO JOIN EMPI DELHI CANT ABLE TO TAKE DROP AGAIN,SCORED 76%ILE IN CMAT IF THERE IS SOME OTHER OPTION OTHER THEN EMPI WHICH IS GOOD THEN PLSS TELL ME AS I INQUIRED TO THE CURRENT BATCH OF STUDENTS OF EMPI GOT GOOD REVIEWS PLZZ HELP ME OUT SIR..
ramachandran : EMPI is a decent B School. Unless there are better options, you may consider joining it


kvk : 98.85% IN CAT.. ALL SECTIONS ABOVE 90, FRESHER... CN I EXPECT A CALL FOR IIM RANCHI PGDHRM?
vinnayraj : there are chances


shamili : GOOD EVENING EVERYONE:), I APOLOGIZE FOR THE OFF THE TOPIC QUESTION, I GOT AN INTERVIEW ALL FROM IMT DUBAI, JUST WANT TO KNOW, HOW IS THE COLLEGE?
ramachandran : Decent. Please convert the call and then decide which B School to join


kvk : IIT MADRAS VS NEW IIMS???
ramachandran : Please refer to the B School ranking on your SHP


pruthvi : HELLO SIR, MY CMAT SCORE IS 92.08 PERCENTILE.. WOULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME GOOD COLLEGES WHERE I SHOULD APPLY?
tarannumraza : you can look at these colleges GIM,Goa/WE School,Mumbai/RA Poddar institute of management,Jaipur/Great Lakes Institute of management,Chennai/Xavier institute of management & research Mumbai/SIES College of management studies,Navi Mumbai/KJ Somaiya,Mumbai


aku : SIR HOW IS IFIM AND WHICH IS FLAGCOURSE IN IT?
vinnayraj : it is one of the good b schools in bangalore with an average annual package of around rs 7.2 lakhs and an intake of 300 and offering pgdm..


madhur : SIR WHAT KIND OF TOPICS SHOULD I FOR WAT ROUND OF NIBM PUNE
ramachandran : It might be advisable to go with no prior expectation about the topics . Please make your preparation sound


pruthvi : HELLO SIR, I HAVE GOT CALL FROM IBS HYD , IS THE SELECTION PROCESS TOUGH?
charlton : No it isn't tough.


niti : SIR HOW IS XIME BANGALORE AND CHRIST BANGALORE
ramachandran : Decent. Refer to the B School ranking on your SHP to see where they figure


kvk : DOES IMT G GIVE ANY WEIGHTAGE TO CAT SCORES IN FINAL SELECTION?
ramachandran : Please do as well as you possibly can in every stage. All stages matter.


amrit : HI, GOT AN EMAIL TO APPLY FOR IIM RANCHI HR. GEM, 91.75 IN CAT, 29 MONTHS WORK EXPERIENCE. ANY CHANCE OF SHORTLIST AND CONVERTING IT?
ramachandran : It is a great thing that you have got a call. Prepare well and do everything possible to get selected


madhur : SIR WHAT KIND OF TOPICS SHOULD I PREPARE FOR WAT ROUND OF NIBM PUNE
gouri : WAT can be from a wide range of topics...be well prepared on issues of importance in 2016-17.


hari : SIR,I GOT A CALL FROMBIMTECH GREATER NOIDA WHAT KIND OF TOPICS SHOULD I CONCENTRATE FOR WAT AND GD?
ramachandran : Please go with zero expectation about the topics. Make your preparation broad-based


07cr : IS A LIGHT STUBBLE( FRENCH BEARD ) OK FOR PI?
feroz : Better to avoid


amrit : PLEASE RANK THE FOLLOWING COLLEGES STARTING FROM THE BEST: IMT GHAZIABAD, IMI DELHI, XIMB, IIT KGP
ramachandran : "B School Ranking" on your SHP is very comprehensive and reliable


vikrant009 : CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE QUESTIONS ASKED IN GENERAL AWARENESS SECTION FOR SELECTION PROCESS IN FORE B- SCHOOL?
ramachandran : There are no set questions. Please be as well informed about things around you as possible


sachin : WHICH TYPE OF SUBJECT WILL ASK IN GD....?
vinnayraj : the topics mainly are from current affairs involving economic,socio-economic,political and sometimes abstract in nature..


madhur : SIR GOT 88 PERCENTILE IN CMAT HOW ARE CHANCES OF NIBM PUNE
tarannumraza : good chance


sachin : ALSO PLZZ MENTION SUBJECTS
gouri : Answered ...pls check


niti : SIR MY CMAT PERCENTILE IS 79.02...WHICH COLLEGES I CAN APPLY
tarannumraza : Institute of management Development & Research,Pune/ITM Navi Mumbai/UPES Institute of management,Dehradun/BIMTECH Greater Noida/XIME,Bangalore/SIES Navi Mumbai/IMT,Hyderabad & Nagpur/Christ Institute of Management,Bangalore


apr : IS RETAIL MANAGEMENT IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI GOOD?
vinnayraj : it is a decent option although there are more opportunities are in marketing and sales in the college.but if you are greatly inclined towards retail management you can focus on the related companies..


amrit : GEM.91.75 IN CAT, 29 MONTHS WORK EXPERIENCE, 10TH - 90.20, 12TH - 83.40, BTECH - 69.29. SHOTLISTED FOR IIT KGP, CHANCES OF CONVERTING IF I DO DECENT IN WAT AND PI?
vinnayraj : there are chances of converting if you do well in the wat and pi..the very fact that you have been called indicates that you have chances plus you have decent academic scores and work experience..so prepare well and all the best!!


niti : WHICH IS BETTER XIME OR CHRIST....
vinnayraj : both the colleges are more or less at the same level with xime having a slight advantage(average annual packages are 6.35 and 6 lakhs for xime and christ respectively)


sp : SIR IMT NAGPUR OR XIME BANGALORE WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
tarannumraza : Both ranked same.Intake more at IMT Nagpur & ROI also better


apr : IS RETAIL MANAGEMENT IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI GOOD?
charlton : Yes it is good. You can also try for the same course in Welingkar's


abhi : COULD YOU PLEASE RANK THESE COLLEGES - IMI DELHI, IMT GHAZIABAD, XIMB, IIT KGP STARTING FROM THE BEST
tarannumraza : IIT Kharagpur ranked highest with the best ROI (fees 7lakhs,Avg placement-14.01lakhs)Others ranked the same


kvk : I M DONE WITH MY IMT INTERVIEW. IT WENT WELL. WHAT IS THE WEIGHTAGE OF CAT SCORE?
ramachandran : Please keep your fingers crossed. From our side, we wish you the best


kvk : I M DONE WITH MY IMT INTERVIEW. IT WENT WELL. WHAT IS THE WEIGHTAGE OF CAT SCORE???
charlton : About 60%


apr : SIR PLEASRE REPLY...IS RETAIL MANAGEMENT IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI GOOD? PLEASE REPLY !
vinnayraj : answered check.


apr : RETAIL MANAGEMENT VS MARKETING IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI
vinnayraj : answered check.


abcd : COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST SOME COLLEGES (CMAT: 75 PERCENTILE..HAVE TO DO THIS YEAR...
tarannumraza : BIMTECH Greater Noida/ IMT Hyderabad & Nagpur/ UPES Dehradun/ ITM Navi Mumbai/XIME Bangalore/Christ Institute of management,Bangalore/SIES Navi Mumbai


hardik : 96.25 IN CMAT CHANCES FOR KJ AND GIM ?
tarannumraza : Good Chances


cat : HELLO SIR, MY QUESTION IS A BIT OFF TOPIC,
gouri : what is the question?


aku : IFIM,XIME-BANG,EMPI,IMT-NAG PLEASE RANK THEM SIRR PLZZZZZ RLYYYYYY
vinnayraj : more or less all the colleges are at the same level and the average annual package of ifim(7.2 lakhs) which is slightly better than the others which is around 6.35 to 6.6 lakhs..


abhi : WHERE CAN I PREPARE ESSAYS FOR ABSTRACT TOPICS?
gouri : You could take topics from the net, in case you are not part of any T.I.M.E workshop.


tour : KIRLOSKAR, IBS HYD, MS RAMAIAH AND WOXCEN CAN YOU PLEASE RANK THEM
vinnayraj : ibs is the best among them and then come kirloskar,ms ramiah and woxcen..


hari : SIR, MY CMAT PERCENTILE IS 84.45 PLEASE SUGGEST SOME COLLEGES FOR ME?
tarannumraza : IFMR Chennai/NIBM Pune/Amity business school,Noida/Welingkar institute of management, Bangalore


tour : ITM NAVI MUMBAI VS KIRLOSKAR
tarannumraza : ITM Navi Mumbai ranked higher


raghavan : WHICH IS BETTER IMT HYDERABAD OR NAGPUR
tarannumraza : Almost at par with Nagpur having a slight edge in terms of ROI


raghavan : HOW GOOD IS IFMR
gouri : Reasonably good


devesh : COLLEGES AT CMAT 82.16
tarannumraza : IFMR Chennai/NIBM Pune/Amity Business school Noida/Welingkar institute of management Bangalore


ayush : SIR, I COMPLETED MY BTECH IN JUNE16 THINKING TO APPEAR FOR CAT17 BUT I HAVE SOME DOUBT, HOW MUCH WEIGHTAGE IS GIVEN TO ACADEMICS FOR ANY IIM CALL? I HAVE , X-73.2% ,XII-68.18% AND 58% IN BTECH, WILL I HAVE ANY CHANCE FOR TOP IIMS? BECAUSE I DONT WANT THAT SITUATION IN WHICH I GIVE 100% EFFORT FOR CAT17 AND NOT GETTING ANY CALLS FROM IIMS,
vinnayraj : different iims have different weightages given to previous academic scores and cat scores and this weightage varies from year to year.also some dont give weightage to graduation score and focus only on X and XII.and there are some extremely good private b schools(some of them on par with a few iims in terms of placement and quality of education) which dont give weightage to academic scores and purely consider cat score that can also be targeted..


tour : ITM NAVI MUMBAI VS KIRLOSKAR, WHICH IS BEST?
ramachandran : It might be advisable for you to go through the B School raking on your SHP


sb : 94.3 PERCENTILE IN CMAT WHAT ALL OPTIONS I HAVE? HOW GOOD IS SIOM?
tarannumraza : SIOM-fees approx 10.4 lakhs,avg salary 9.8 for freshers/10.82 for laterals. Colleges you can opt for :KJ Somaiya institute,Mumbai/Lala Lajpatrai institute of management,Mumbai/Great Lakes ,Chennai/XIMR,Mumbai/Thakur institute of management & research Mumbai/RA Poddar institute Jaipur/WE School MUmbai/Goa institute of management,Goa


aman : I HAVE GOT CALL FROM IIM AHMEDABAD , AGRO-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT , ANY CHANCES OF RECEIVING CALL FROM IIM LUCKNOW TOO ?
tarannumraza : depends on others who have applied for the same course


tour : PLEASE REPLY... ITM NAVI MUMBAI VS KIRLOSKAR, WHICH IS BEST?
vinnayraj : more or less both the colleges are at the same level..average annual package for kirloskar is around 5.3 lakhs and the same for itm is around 5.8 for marketing and 5.2 for finance..the intake of kirloskar is less though...you can even consider location advantage for you..


liki : AFTER BBM IS KIRLOSKAR WORTH JOING
ramachandran : Yes. Please do try and make it to an even better B School


hari : SIR, HOW IS THIYAGARAJAR SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI?
ramachandran : Please try to make it to the B Schools mentioned in your SHP under the head B School ranking


niti : HOW IS IMT NAGPUR AND SIES MUMBAI
tarannumraza : SIES>>IMT Nagpur


aman : IS KJ SOMAIYA SHORTLIST OUT ? AND ARE THERE 4 ROUNDS FOR FINAL SELECTION ? HOW TO GO ABOUT IT ?
ramachandran : Find out what the rounds are about and prepare accordingly. Take further advice from the FMs in your Centre on how to prepare for each.


hariram : DOES THE NEW 9 IIMS (CAP PROCESS) HAVE GD OR CASE STUDY?
vinnayraj : they have a wat and pi process...


hariram : HOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTION "WHICH NEW IIM WOULD YOU JOIN IN CASE YOU ARE OFFERED ADMISSION AND WHY" ?
gouri : Read up about the new IIMs from their websites...that will help you to answer this question.


raghvan : I GOT CALL FROM IFMR..HOW GOOD IS THAT....WHEN COMPARED WITH SIIB..SIBMBANG AND NMIMS BANG
ramachandran : All are good B Schools. Please convert them all. Then, take admission in the best after you refer to B School ranking on your SHP


hariram : GREAT LAKES CHENNAI VS LIBA VS SIBM BANG VS IIT ROORKEE
vinnayraj : the average packages of all the colleges is around 9 lakhs to 9.3 lakhs per annum..great lakes chennai has a slight advantage(intake is 120)..


sb : IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A KJ SOMAIYA CALL AT 94.4 IN CMAT??
tarannumraza : possible


niti : SIR I GOT ADMISSION IN JAIPURIA LKO...I HAVE APPLIED TO XIME AND CHRIST BANGALORE...NOT GETTING WHAT TO DO?
vinnayraj : the other two colleges are better than jaipuria..if the last date to pay the fees is at a later date you can wait to see your performances in the gd/pi rounds if you get calls..


bittu : HELLO SIR...IS IT WORTH TO JOIN IMT DUBAI CAMPUS ??
ramachandran : Please do convert this call and then take a decision on joining it.


niti : IS SIES WORTH APPLYING...I HEARD THEY ARE STRICT AND OLD FASHIONED....
gouri : there is no reason to believe so...


abcd : FOR WAT, SOME SAY IT'S GOOD TO WRITE OUR OPINION IN CONCLUSION AND SOME OTHERS SAY WE JUST NEED TO SUM UP WHAT EVER WE HAVE WRITTEN..WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO DO?
gouri : Mention your opinion only if you have been asked to...otherwise sum up the essay...reach a logical conclusion , in the conclusion.


hari : SIR, HOW IS ISBR BANGLORE?
gouri : decent


ayush : @VINNAYRAJ SIR SO WHATS YOUR ADVICE? SHOULD I GO FOR IT? ALSO WHICH IIMS LOOK POSSIBLE WITH THIS ACADEMICS? ALSO IS SPJMR POSSIBLE? IF I GET GOOD PERCENTILE IN CAT?
vinnayraj : you dont lose anything in giving a serious try if you have a back up option and dont mind considering very good private b schools where you have better chances of making it vis a vis the iims..you will only gain in confidence if you crack it..


raghvan : SIR I GOT CALL FROM IFMR..HOW GOOD IS THAT....WHEN COMPARED WITH SIIB..SIBMBANG AND NMIMS BANG...PLZRPLY
charlton : It is on the same rank as the others that you mentioned.


hariram : IN WHAT WAYS IS GREAT LAKES BETTER THAN SIBM-B? @VINAYRAJ SIR
vinnayraj : like i had mentioned both are more or less at the same level(with an average package of 9.1 and 9.2 lakhs) whereas the intake is 120 and 180 respectively..it is a personal call..the fees is also around 14 lakhs for both the colleges..


sb : PUMBA POSSIBLE AT 94.4 PERCENTILE IN CMAT?
tarannumraza : Doubtful


tue : IS KIRLOSKAR WORTH STUDYING?
gouri : Yes


bittu : THX RAMCHANDRAN SIR..BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS IT WORTH TO JOIN IF I CLEAR THE GD PI ROUND FOR THE SAME...AS I AM GOING TO WRITE MHCET EXAM ALSO
ramachandran : Please convert the call. Do not pay fees in a hurry unless they commit to refunding almost everything in case you do not join them


07cr : HOW GOOD IS PUMBA? AVG PACKAGE AND DOES IT HAVE 100% PLACEMENTS?
vinnayraj : the average annual package of the college is around 5.2 lakhs and the fees is very less..


aaa : IS KJ SOMAYA IB POSSIBLE AT 84 IN CAT
vinnayraj : there are chances..


niti : IS IMT NAGPUR WORTH APPLYING AS ITS FEES IS A LOT
ramachandran : You might want to apply for it and consider some other B School which is even better if selected by both.


n : WAT TOPICS FOR FORE B- SCHOOL FACT BASED OR ABSTRACT TOPICS?
ramachandran : Both. In fact , there is no knowing what the topic will be


well : SIR PLEASE REPLY, IS RETAIL MANAGEMENT IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI A GOOD OPTION?
ramachandran : All options are good on an absolute scale.


aaa : HOW TO PREPARE FOR FPM INTERVIEW. GOT CALL FROM IIM TRICHY
tarannumraza : Similar as for the other courses...Why FPM? Which area you would like to research in & why? Future plans?


devesh : AVG PACKAGE OF WELINGKAR BANGLORE?
vinnayraj : around 6.5 lakhs...


niti : SIR I ONLY GOT 79.02% IN CMAT.I AM APPLYING TO XIME,CHRIST, SIES,IMT NAGPUR..IS THERE ANY.COLLEGE AMONG THESE WHICH I SHOULDN'T CONSIDER...I AM A FRESHER...CAN'T AFFORD TO DROP THIS YEAR
vinnayraj : all the mentioned colleges are decent colleges and you can consider joining if you convert if you have a compulsion to join this year..so prepare for the gd and interviews and all the best!!


aekansh1993 : SIR I HAVE APPLIED TO IIT ROORKEE. I AM A MECHANICAL ENGINEER. IS THERE ANYTHING EXTRA TO PREPARE FOR INTERVIEWS? GENERALLY MY INTERVIEWS GO A LOT WORK EX BASED. SHOULD I CONCENTRATE MORE ON MECHANICAL QUESTIONS FOR IITR?
feroz : To be on the safer side, prepare at least two subject from mechanical


devesh : IFIM AT CAT 63?
vinnayraj : there are chances based on the profile..


niti : IS XIME AND CHRIST GD PI TOUGH?
gouri : not more than the usual...


n : WELINGKAR OR NMIMS BANGLORE?
vinnayraj : nmims bangalore


cat2016 : HOW TO EXPLAIN GAP YEAR BECAUSE OF BACKLOG TO THE INTERVIEW PANEL
gouri : i don't know why you have the gap but it's usually a good idea to tell the panel the truth.


07cr : @VINAYRAJ SIR, BUT DOES PUMBA GRANT 100 %PLACEMENTS?
vinnayraj : with an intake of 180 there are chances of near cent percent placements..


07cr : HOW GOOD IS IFIM? AVG PLACEMENT ?
vinnayraj : it is one of the decent b schools in bangalore with an average annual package of around 7.2 lakhs..


nick : IS TECHNO INDIA , IEM, GLOBSYN GOOD? PLEASE REPLY...
gouri : yes


07cr : IFIM BANGALORE CAT CUTOFF. I HAVE SCORED 73 PERCENTILE. ALSO ARE THE PLACEMENT 100 %?
vinnayraj : there are chances of a call as the cutoff is around 70 percentile and the placements are decent with an average annual package of around 7.2 lakhs..


messi : SHOULD I INITIATE FOR A HANDSHAKE OR WAIT FOR THE PANEL?
gouri : wait


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