T.I.M.E


Chat on MBA as a career option!
(Chat Transcript)

rishabh : WHAT IS MARKETING FIELD ALL ABOUT IN MBA?
supratim : In short , Marketing is the entire process from creating the product / services to selling that to the customer in right price .


dlcb7an58 : WHAT LEAST PACKAGE ONE CAN EXPECT IN ANY IIM AND IN IIM RO ?
supratim : Depends on your academics , company , profile , location etc.


dlcb7an58 : BEING A MECHANICAL ENGG. GUY, WHICH MBA FIELD WOULD BE BEST FOR ME ?
supratim : Learn all functional domains like finance , marketing , operations , HR , systems in first year . Choose your electives in second year based on your liking & based on market situation both .


govindrao : I AM IN FINAL YEAR OF GRADUATION, WHEN CAN I TAKE CAT EXAM
bharat : this year!


rd : HOW MUCH MEDIAN SALARY CAN WE EXPECT FROM SIBM B? AFTER FACTORING THE INFLATED FIGURES THAT SYMBIOSIS SHOWS.
bharat : placement pay depends on a lot of factors -- skill set, communicative ability, inter-personal skills, overall attitude, macroeconomic conditions, type of profile offered... so, work hard and stay positive!


govindrao : APART FROM CAT WHAT OTHER EXAMS HSOULD I WRITE
feroz : XAT,IIFT,SNAP,NMAT, CMAT, MAT etc


rishabh : WHAT DOES MBA IN FINANCE IS ALL ABOUT?
supratim : Learning economics , accounts , corporate finance , financial instruments , banking & insurance product and services etc and applying them in job,career .


vansh : EVEN I AM FROM MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.PLEASE SUGGEST ME THE SUITABLE COURSE
ankur : choose course based on your interest. read more about the courses and find out what suits you and your interest.


govindrao : CAN I TAKE NMAT MULTIPLE TIMES
feroz : Maximum three retakes are allowed


priya : WHAT IS THE MINIMUM MARKS ONE SHOULD GET IN NMAT?
bharat : anything above 192 is a safe score to get calls from at least Hyderabad and Bangalore campuses


govindrao : HOW TO WORK ON GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
ankur : read a good newspaper every day. read the time gk magazine for a good round up of the current events.


nirma : WHICH COLLEGE IS BETTER IIM L OR ISB?
bharat : pretty different kinds of colleges -- also diff programs -- two year and one year programs -- also eligibility norms are different. Not comparable.


parv : SIR, WITH A NOT-SO-FIRM INTEREST IN MARKETING & HR AND A DEFINITE NEGLIGIBLE INTEREST IN FINANCE, WILL IIMS BE A GOOD CHOICE?
supratim : Yes and always.


govindrao : WHAT ARE THE EXAM WHERE GENERAL KNWOLEDGE QUESTIONS COME
supratim : XAT , SNAP , IIFT , TISS , IRMA , MICAT


govindrao : WHAT ARE GOOD COLLEGES UNDER SNAP
bharat : SIBM PUNE, SCMHRD PUNE, SIBM Bangalore, SIIB


vansh : I AM NOT GOOD WITH GENERAL AWARENESS WHAT SHOULD I DO.
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,


suprita : WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS MBA OPTIONS ONE CAN CHOOSE? WHICH ONE AMONG THOSE HAS A GOOD SCOPE IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
feroz : One can choose Fin, Mktng, HR, operations, Systems, etc. Every option is good and depends on one's liking


govindrao : I AM HAVING BACKLOGS IN GRADUATION CAN I GET INTO GOOD COLLEGES
feroz : Yes. It should not be a deterrent in getting into IIMs provided the other parameters are met


govindrao : FEELONG DEMOTIVATED AFTER LAST AIMCAT ANY INPUTS
supratim : Take a break. Start again. Hard work pays high dividend .


govindrao : FEROZ SIR IF I TAKE THREE TIMES WHICH SCORE WWILL THEY TAKE
feroz : Best of three


kpp : HELLO SIR I AM 2017 PASS-OUT STUDENT I HAVE TAKEN ONE YEAR DROP FOR PREPARATION OF CAT 2017. WILL THIS DROP AFFECT ON MY PROFILE OR SELECTION PROCESS??
ankur : no


govindrao : WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAT AND XAT
feroz : CAT is conducted by the IIMs while XAT is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur


priya : ARE NARSEE MONJEE HYDERABAD AND BANGLORE CAMPUSES GOOD?
arvind : Yes but you are comparing with what other colleges


kpp : ARE THE CLEARED BACKLOGS IN GRADUATION AFFECT ANYWAY IN SELECTION PROCESS OF ANY COLLEGE??
arvind : during interview they may ask and you need to justify


govindrao : WHAT ARE GOOD COLLEGES UNDER XAT
ankur : please check bschool list on time website at www.time4education.com/bschoolsop/bschoolsop_summary_cmhp.asp


ritabrata : WHAT ARE GOOD COLLEGE WHICH ACCEPT MAT SCORE?
bharat : Christ, MS Ramaiah, ITM Navi Mumbai, VJIM Hyderabad, Amity


govindrao : WHAT SHOULD I SAY INTERVIEW FOR WHY MBA
ankur : link them to your career goals. show how doing an mba will help you achieve your long term career goals. have clarity on what your goals are (as clearly as possible)


cheri : APART FROM THE MARKETING FIELD WHAT ARE THE SIMILAR FIELD RELATED TO IT IN MBA
ankur : all fields are related yet different. read the course curriculum to find out


govindrao : IF I WANT TO BECOME BUSINESS MAN HOW WILL MBA HELP ME
ankur : doing mba will expose you to all the facets of managing an organisation. that will help u to do a business.


xyz : I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE DOMAIN IN WHICH I SHOULD DO MBA. IF THEY ASK ME ABOUT IT IN INTERVIEW THEN WHAT SHOULD I SAY?
supratim : We will help you to find the answer when you attend GD/WAT/PI sessions.


govindrao : I STAMMER WILL IT AFFECT IN INTEREVIEW
supratim : No.


kpp : SIR, TOP B-SCHOOLS ARE KNOWN FOR 100% PLACEMENTS SO DOES THIS MEANS THAT ALL OF THE STUDENTS IN THE BATCH ARE PLACED??
bharat : I am afraid that is what it means!


xyz : IF A STUDENT HAS SCIENCE IN 12TH, ARTS IN GRADUATION, HOW CAN HE/SHE JUSTIFY WHY MBA QUESTION OR ANY OTHER QUESTION RELATED TO IT?
ankur : dont worry - the answer is more about the future than the past. when you come to that stage give a few mock PIs and attend a counseling session if required.


rd : SIR I HAVE WORKEX OF ALMOST 2 YEARS AS AN ACCOUNTANT.SINCE IT WAS MY UNCLE'S FIRM SO MY SALARY WAS IN CASH AND I DIDNT TAKE ANY SALARY SLIP. WILL WORKEX CERTIFICATE BE ENOUGH ?
ankur : yes


nandini : BEFORE WE START MBA, DO WE NEED TO HAVE A CLEAR IDEA OF THE MAJOR WE PLAN TO PURSUE? WILL IT AFFECT INTERVIEWS? CONSIDERING FOR A FRESHER
supratim : It can be decided later . Do not worry now.


xyz : IF A 2017 PASS OUT STUDENT TAKE A GAP AND STARTS WORKING AFTER CAT (GIVING 6 MONTHS FROM JUNE TO DEC TO ONLY CAT PREPARATION) WILL IT BE A PROBLEM?
ankur : not really as long as you can justify it but it is better to work


chirag : WHAT IS MBA FINANCE,MARKETING?
ankur : in mba finance you specialise in finance. in mba marketing you specialise in marketing. please read the curriculum to understand better.


suprita : IS IS REALLY REQUIRED TO TAKE UP EXAMS OTHER THAN CAT TO GET ADMISSION INTO GOOD B-SCHOOLS? OR CAT WOULD ALONE BE SUFFICIENT
supratim : Better to write other exams as well.


govindrao : SHOULD I WRITE MAT ALSO
ankur : yes


rd : SIR IVE FAILED IN MCOM PREV YR. IM IN CA FINAL TOO. SO SHOULD I MENTION MCOM DEGREE IN CAT FORM OR JUST MENTION THAT I'M PURSUING CA ?
ankur : if you have failed in mcom prev then don't mention.


govindrao : GENERALLY WHAT IS MEANING OF AVERAGE SALARY OF A COLLEGE
ankur : "cost to company" salary of all candidates divided by number of candidates


govindrao : WHICH IITS OFFER MBA PROGRAM
ankur : delhi bombay kharagpur madras kanpur and roorkee


xyz : CAN A TEST SERIES STUDENT ATTEND GD/WAT/PI CLASSES AT TIME?
ankur : u can enroll separately.


govindrao : SIR, WHICH IS BETTER MBA FINANCE OR MSC FINANCE
supratim : MSC Finance is available only in few good colleges including JBIMS . The scope of MSC Finance is slightly different than MBA Finance. Know about both the course and then decide.


rg : HOW IS IMI DELHI ?
bharat : AA category... fee around Rs15.5 lakh, avg pay Rs12.5 lakh, intake 180, cutoff around 87%ile


dhanraj : HELLO SIR,WHAT WILL THE FEE FOR IIM
bharat : fee varies between the IIMs -- Rs21.5 lakh to Rs10 lakh... for individual schools, visit their websites


ritabrata : WHICH MAT IS MOST EFFECTIVE?SEP/DEC/FEB
arvind : Dec


dhanraj : HELLO SIR. THOUGH IIM IS NOT THE ONLY OPTION BUT IS THE CREDIBILITY OF OTHER INSTITUTES AS GOOD AS IIM'S?
ankur : yes. in our rankings in the top 10 5 collegs (FMS, XLRI, MDI, JBIMS and SPJAIN) are non-IIM colleges.


dhanraj : HELLO, WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGES FOR MBA IN HR AND WHAT IS THE RANGE OF SALARY OFFERED IN THOSE COLLEGES?
ankur : xlri, tiss, mdi-hr program, iim-ranchi - hr program, other iims that are starting hr programs, MHROD at DSE are some of the best of the country. for salaries, please visit the websites of individual colleges.


dhanraj : GOOD EVENING SIR, MY CAT PREPARATION STARTED JUST A MONTH AGO.WILL I BE ABLE TO SCORE GOOD MRKS ?
supratim : Yes provided you are working hard.


dhanraj : HOW MUCH CAN BE AVERAGE SALARY IF ONE JOINS IIMS
ankur : avg salary at IIMs (where data is available) range from 12-24 lakh CTC per annum


xyz : (SORRY FOR OFF TOPIC QUESTION) SINCE XAT IN NOW AN ONLINE EXAM CAN WE SWITCH BETWEEN SECTIONS? WHAT WILL BE THE CHANGES IN PAPER?
ankur : let the details come out.


priya : ARE NARSEE MONJEE BANGLORE AND HYDERABAD CAMPUSES GOOD
arvind : Yes, they are good but in comparison with what other colleges


dhanraj : SORRY, I HAVE DONE B.A.(HONS)ENGLISH IN MY GRADUATION BUT I HAD COMMERCE IN 12TH. WILL IT BE A PROBLEM IN INTERVIEW BEING FROM ART'S FIELD
ankur : no. on the contrary this will be an advantage.


suprita : WHICH ONE WOULD BE THE BEST AMONG XAT AND MAT , DEPENDING ON THE SCORES GOOD COLLEGES ACCEPT ?
ankur : xat


priya : IN CAT CAN WE SWITCH BETWEEN QUESTIONS
ankur : yes


priya : I MEAN SECTIONS
ankur : no


dhanraj : HOW GOOD ARE THE NEW IIMS SIR
ankur : if you like the salaries and you can get thru them they are good for u


muca7a300 : ONLINE CALCULATOR WILL BE AVAILABLE OR NOT IN SNAP ?
arvind : No


cheri : WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGES IN SOUTH INDIA FOR MBA IN MARKETING AND SIMILAR FEILD AND WHAT ARE THE EXAMS THAT I SHOULD TAKE TO GET IN THE COLLEGES?
arvind : IIM Trichy, Great Lakes, BIM, LIBA are some of the good colleges in South India


dhanraj : IS IT GOOD TO MAKE A CAREER IN HR SIR , WHY?
ankur : yes, as long as you are interested


dhanraj : HOW MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED FOR EXECUTIVE MBA?
ankur : depends. 2-5 year is norm at most places.


suprita : HOW GOOD IS IIT- MADRAS FOR PURSUING A MBA. WHAT IS THE ELIGIBLITY?
arvind : Good; shortlist through CAT, around 96 percentile


dhanraj : HELLO SIR, I WANT TO TAKE ADMISSION IN JBIMS ONLY AND I AM NOT FROM MAHARASHTRA. HOW TOUGH IT IS FOR ME WITH POOR ACADEMICS BACKGROUND AND GENERAL CATEGORY.
ankur : you will require 99.99%ile in MHCET


sharath12 : WHAT IS DIFF BETWEEN MBA AND PGDM
ankur : one is a degree other is diploma. it does not matter what is the name, the reputation of the college is what matters.


sharath12 : TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT FPM
ankur : please ask a specific question. for knowing more, please visit the institutes' websites.


kpp : WHICH ONE IS BETTER IRMA PGDRM OR XIMB MBA-RM??
bharat : IRMA is ranked higher


aseem : SIR I HAVE A GAP OF 2 YEARS AFTER BCOM. DO I HAVE ANY CHANCES FOR ANY AAA COLLEGE OR ABOVE IF I SCORE WELL IN CAT ?
arvind : Yes, get good score in CAT exam


akil : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED MY BTECH IN 2017 BUT I AM WRITING CAT THIS YEAR AND I HAVE NO WORK EX...IS THERE ANY PROB FOR THAT 1 YEAR B/W 2017-2018
arvind : No problem


xyz : HOW IS GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FROM XLRI?
ankur : ok. check eligibility first.


parv : SIR, DO CANDIDATES WITH A BREAK O MORE THAN 1 YEAR GET SELECTED IN IIMS OR ANY GOOD MBA COLLEGES?
arvind : Yes, they will get selected if the CAT score is good


sharath12 : HOW IS NARSEE MONJEE HYDERABAD CAMPUS?
ankur : new. so untested.


kpp : WHERE DO I FIND IIFT AND XAT MOCK TEST SERIES??
arvind : TIME will provide the papers


sharath12 : HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR IIFT'S QUESTIONS ON POLITICS, GK, CURRENT AFFAIRS ETC?
ankur : read a newspaper from now.


sharath12 : WHAT'S THE CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION IN FMS DELHI? DOES IT HAVE A TEST OF ITS OWN? OR ANY OTHER TESTS APART FROM ACCEPTING CAT SCORES?
supratim : FMS accepts CAT score.


sharath12 : HOW DIFFICULT IS GETTING INTO IIFT KOLKATA CAMPUS? WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND FOR ITS GD PI ROUND? WHAT IS THE NATURE AND FOCUS OF THEIR GD PI? PLEASE DO REPLY
ankur : it is fairly tough. u will need around 90-92 percentile in iift test. nothing specific for gdpi. nature is somewhat on foreign trade but not too much.


chirag : PLS REPY?
ankur : answered


sunit : SIR ,WHICH COLLEGE PROVIDE COURSES BY COMPLETING WHICH I CAN STAY CLOSE TO VILLAGE PEOPLE? IS THEIR ANY MANAGEMENT COURSE RELATED TO RURAL AND AGRICULTURE IF YES WHAT IT IS AND WHICH INSTITUTION OR BSCHOOL PROVIDES IT
supratim : IRMA


muca7a300 : I HAVE JUST STARTED PREPARATION IN THIS MONTH AND I AM WEAK IN QUANT I SHOULD TAKE CAT & SNAP THIS YEAR OR NXT YEAR ??
supratim : This year . You have time to improve .


chitta1994 : DOES IIFT TAKES ACADEMIC PROFILE WHILE MAKING SELECTION?
supratim : Selection is sum total of many things including academics.


kpp : HOW ARE IITS COMPARED TO BABY IIMS??
bharat : no blanket answer... comparison does not work as some of the IITs are better than all the Baby IIMs while some Baby IIMs are better than a few IITs


akil : WHAT THE DIFFERENCE B/W DIFFERENT PRGMS AVAILABLE LIKE PGP ETC...CAT SCORE IS USED FOR WHICH PRGMS IN IIMS
bharat : CAT is mainly used to admit students to PGP, which is a two-year program (regular MBA) and FPM, which is a PhD program.


kpp : WHICH IITS ARE BETTER??
arvind : Mumbai, Delhi, Madras, KGP


vinod : WHICH ONE IS BETTER- SIBM BANGALORE OR SIIB PUNE ?
ankur : tough to say. sibm has better brand but siib is older. sibm is picking up fast so in the long run it can beat siib (my personal opinion)


riya : GOOD EVENING SIR, SIR I AM IN FINAL YEAR OF GRADUATION ACTUALLY MY FIRST TWO YEAR AGGREGATE IS COMING 47% BUT IN CAT FORM I HAVE WRITTEN 50%. MY QUESTION IS IF I WILL GET IN PROBLEM DURING AN INTERVIEW? OR DURING AN ADMISSION?
supratim : Both. You should not do it.


chitta1994 : IIFT VS NEW IIM SIR WHICH IS BETTER?
ankur : salary vise IIFT. long term brand name wise IIMs. if u have to have a high paying job at the end of your MBA then IIFT otherwise IIMs.


smeer : ALLOCATE TIME FOR QUANT AND DI
ankur : q not clear.


kpp : WHAT IS GENERAL CATEGORY CUT-OFF FOR JBIMS LAST YEAR?? HOW MANY SEATS ARE THERE FOR GENERAL CATEGORY CAT ASPIRANTS AS THEY ALSO ACCEPT MHCET SCORE??
supratim : 18 seats are there in all India category . Your CAT percentile has to be approx 99.5


smeer : HOW'S DOM'S
ankur : which DOMS? there are many DOMS.


ritabrata : WHAT ARE THE PLACEMENT RECORD AND AVG SALARY OF IISWBM,KOLKATA?
supratim : Please check the college website for details.


priya : IN HYDERABAD WHAT ARE THE GOOD B- SCHOOLS
bharat : ISB, HCU, VJIM, IPE, ICFAI (IBS)


smeer : HW TO PREPARE FOR GDPI
ankur : read newspaper from now. prepare for gd and pi after cat.


kiran : COLLEGES LIKE NMIMS OFFERS BOTH PGDM AND MBA PROGRAMS.WHICH AMONG THEM SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE PRORITY? WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF BOTH PROGRAMS?
supratim : NMIMS Mumbai campus should be given priority.


tjd : I DID MY BE IN E&TC AND NOW TEACHING C LANGUAGE FOR MORE THAN 10 MONTHS IN ONE SMALL INSTITUTE WHICH IS APPROVED BY MKCL. WILL THIS EXPERIENCE BE CONSIDERED BY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTES?PLEASE REPLY
supratim : Its perfectly all right to have experience in a small company / institute. IIM's do not select your previous company , they select you.


tjd : I DID MY BE IN E&TC AND NOW TEACHING C LANGUAGE FOR MORE THAN 10 MONTHS IN ONE SMALL INSTITUTE WHICH IS APPROVED BY MKCL. WILL THIS EXPERIENCE BE CONSIDERED BY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTES?PLEASE REPLY
ankur : workex should satisfy three criteria - full time, paid and after completion of graduation. you must produce a valid certificate from the company. it is valid if it meets all these criteria.


smeer : EVEN AFTER REPEATEDLY SOLVING TIME EXERCISES I AM NOT ABLE TO PERFORM IN AIMCATS.WAT CUD B THE ISSUE
supratim : Write online sectional tests.


smeer : WORK EXP 3.2YRS N WORKING EVEN NW. WEN SHUD I PUT PAPERS IF I AM CRACKING THIS YEARS CAT
supratim : Manage your time better .


smeer : SHUD I APPLY SEPARATELY FOR NMIMS
arvind : Yes, you should apply separately for NMIMS


kia : IN PUNE AND MUMBAI WHICH ARE THE BEST B SCHOOLS?
supratim : SIBM , SCMHRD , SIIB , NITIE , IIT Bombay , S.P.Jain , JBIMS , NMIMS , TISS , K.J.Somiya etc.


priya : WHICH IS BETTER BETWEEN HCU AND NARSEE MONJEE HYDERABAD CAMPUS
bharat : on ROI basis, it is HCU, on brand perception basis it is NMIMS. once you get calls, we will help you make the decision of choosing the college...


cheri : WHICH AMONG THE VARIOUS IBS B-SCHOOL IS THE BEST ?
bharat : Hyderabad


rima : SIR WILL THERE BE GDPI ROUND FOR JBIMS ADMISSION THIS YEAR?OR THEY WILL CONSIDER ONLY CET MARKS?
supratim : Likely - only CET marks.


smeer : HOW TO ALLOCATE TIME FOR QUANT N DI QUESTIONS IN CAT
feroz : VARC, DILR, QA will have time limit in CAT. These are timed sections


akil : ANKUR SIR , I HAVE BEEN READING NEWSPAPER DAILY BUT HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANINGS OF THE WORD.HOW TO PREPARE FOR THAT
ankur : surely a dictionary is helpful!


kpp : WHICH OF THE TOP 50 COLLEGES ACCEPT NMAT SCORE OTHER THAN NMIMS??
arvind : NMIMS University, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad Alliance University, Bangalore Amity University, Delhi NCR Xavier University Bhubaneshwar ICFAI University, IBS Business School, Hyderabad and other locations Mody University, Rajasthan BML Munjal University, Delhi Shoolini University, Chandigarh SRM University, Chennai Thapar University, Chandigarh VIT University, Vellore Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad Chitkara University University of Petroleum and Energy studies (UPES) Hyderabad Business School- Gitam University JKLU Jaipur Shiv Nadar University - UP Gitam school of International Business- Visakhapatnam


smeer : CAN YOU SUGGEST A SCHEDULE I COULD FOLLOW..LIKE HW MANY QUESTIONS PER DAY...IF I AM WORKING FROM 8-6
supratim : Basic Minimum - Solve 25 Quant questions everyday , Solve 2 DI / LR sets everyday , Read 2 RC's everyday.


cheri : WHICH ARE THE BEST B-SCHOOL IN KARNATAKA FOR MARKETING IN MBA?
bharat : IIM BANGALORE, SIBM, NMIMS, WELINGKAR, CHRIST


akil : HELP WHAT DOES IT MEAN BY APPPLYING SEPERATELY FOR NMIMS ? PLZ HELP
feroz : After registering for NMAT, you will have to separately apply to NMIMS, or any other college


smeer : I AM NOT ABLE TO FIND WHAT I AM DOING WRONG TO SCORE LESS EVEN IN ONLINE SESSIONAL TESTS.ANY SUGGESTIONS?
ankur : read solutions to see how your approach differs from the suggested approach.


n : WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGES TO CHOSE THROUGH MAT??
bharat : Christ, ITM Navi Mumbai, MS Ramaiah, VJIM Hyd, Amity Delhi


smeer : I KEEP FORGETTING PREV CHAPTER AS SOON AS I COMPLETE NEXT CHAPTER.ANY SUGGESTIONS
supratim : Revise regularly.


smeer : AVERAGE SALARY AT DOM'S DELHI? IS DOM'S DELHI BETTER THAN NMIMS
bharat : IITD is better than NMIMS on all parameters, Rs16.2 lakh avg pay


happy : I'VE WORKED AS A PRIMARY TEACHER DURING LAST 2YEARS OF MY GRADUATION AND AFTER FINAL YEAR AM PREPARING FOR CAT. COULD THIS BE CALLED AS WORK EXPERIENCE?(I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATE THOUGH)
feroz : Work ex should be the full time job after your graduation. You will have to produce the experience certificate


riya : SIR PLEASE ADVISE ME WHAT TO DO? BECAUSE MY THIRD YEAR RESULT IS YET TO COME.
supratim : Wait for the result some more days before you apply .


kiran : WHEN WILL THE GD/WAT/PI TRAINING CLASSES BEGIN?
ankur : post cat.


rima : WHICH ONE IS BETTER IN TERMS OF BRAND AND PACKAGE- JBIMS OR IIM-INDORE
bharat : JBIMS... but its too early to discuss this issue; pl get final calls from both; will help you make the right decision at the right time.


kpp : GENERALLY WHEN B-SCHOOLS START THEIR SELECTION PROCESS??
supratim : GD/WAT/PI calls expected in January.


tush : WHY MBA AS IT IS NOT YOUR FIELD ? SO WHY YOU ARE GOING. ITS THE EVERYDAY QUESTION. PLSS SUGGEST ANSWER FOR IT ?
bharat : we do not suggest answers... we cannot think FOR you... you may YOUR reasons, which could be different from someone else's reasons... so, think hard -- yes, we will help you finetune it.


happy : I GRASP THEORITICAL KNOWLEDGE MUCH EASILY THAN QUANTITATIVE. MBA IN WHICH FEILD WOULD BE SUGGESTIVE FOR ME?
ankur : go to a college and study everything and then choose in second year.


cheri : WILL THERE BE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PGDM AND MBA PROGRAMS?
bharat : no difference... IIMs (as of now) offer PGDM... makes no difference.


arijit : HELLO,MAY I KNOW WHAT DOCUMENT DO THE IIMS AND OTHER BSCHOOLS CONSIDER AS VALID PROOF OF WORK EXPERIENCE?
supratim : Joining letter , pay slip , experience letter .


smeer : TOP 5 COLLEGES FOR IT N MARKETING OTHER THAN IIM
ankur : FMS, MDI, XLRI, SPJAIN, JBIMS


gaurav : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES MY QUESTION IS THAT HOW MUCH HOURS TI PUT IN A DAY TO PREPARE FOR CAT 2017 IF I AM STARTING FROM SCRATCH AND WHAT WOULD BE MY STRATEGY LIKE HOW MANY QUESTIONS OF QUANT TO SOLVE IN A DAY AND HOW MANY SETS OF DILR AND HOW MANY RC PASSAGE TO SOLVE IN A DAY?
supratim : Everyday work - solve 25 questions of quant , 2 sets of DI/LR , 2 RC's.


riya : SIR MY FINAL YEAR RESULT WILL BE ON MAY 2018 SO WHEN SHOULD I GIVE THE GRADUATION MARKSHEET,?
bharat : check the CAT website for details... such info could be known from relevant sources, Riya.


akil : JBIMS CONSIDERS CAT SCORE FOR ADMISSION BUT WHAT ARE THE OTHER EXMS THAT ALSO THEY CONSIDER FOR ADMISSION ?
arvind : MCET


cheri : IF THE PGDM IS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT COLLEGE OTHER FROM IIM WILL THAT BE EQUIVALENT TO MBA?
bharat : yes


akil : WHAT ARE THE OTHER FIELDS IN MBA OTHER THAN FINANCE,HR,MARKETING ?
bharat : majorly - Systems & Operations... sectoral programs like International Business, Rural Management, Agri-Business Management


gaurav : SO @SUPRATIM SIR AS YOU SUGGESTED THIS STRATEGY IS THIS ALL ENOUGH ME TO SCORE 95 PLUS PERCENTILE?? OR SHOULD I SCALE UP MORE
supratim : Start with it. Scale up as required.


sanyam : CAN ONE APPLY FOR FPM ALSO, WHILE AT THE SAME APPEARING FOR PGPS WAT/PI?
supratim : FPM has a separate process. Please visit IIM sites to check eligibility and selection process.


aranya : IS MBA CONSIDERED A BETTER DEGREE THAN MASTERS IN MARKETING? AND IS THERE ANY GOOD COLLEGE WHICH PROVIDES A GOOD, REPUTED DEGREE WITH MARKETING AS A SPECIALIZATION SINCE THE BEGINNING?
supratim : S.P.Jain has MBA in marketing program . In MBA we learn all domains of management education including marketing.


kpp : HOW DIFFERENT IS MBA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN XLRI THAN PGDM IN IIM
ankur : not much difference. check the curriculum if u want to explore more


arnold : HI SIR ,I AM 2016 BTECH PASSOUT. THIS YEAR I AM GOING TO TAKE CAT SECOND TIME AND I HAVE NO WORK EXPERIENCE. IF I GET A GOOD SCORE IN CAT OR ANY OMET . WHAT ARE MY CHANCES?
ankur : chances are bright. don't worry about gap - it can be defended.


arnold : TOP B-SCHOOLS FOR FINANCE IN INDIA?
ankur : all bschools offer finance. top 10 of india is top 10 of finance.


kpp : WHAT IS STRUCTURE OF IRMA'S OWN TEST?? IS IT ONLINE??
feroz : IRMA accepts CAT score. It also conducts it's own test - Issues of Social Concern. These scores are taken into consideration


aranya : IS THERE A MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF MARKS THAT NEED TO BE OBTAINED IN 10TH AND 12TH FOR IIMS TO ACCEPT OUR SCORE?
supratim : Please check individual IIM's selection criteria .


aranya : DO WE HAVE TO APPLY TO EVERY COLLEGE SEPARATELY EVEN AFTER PAYING FOR THE TESTS WHOSE SCORES ARE CONSIDERED FOR THOSE RESPECTIVE COLLEGES?
bharat : check this page for details - http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/all.php?course=CAT/MBA&types=notres


arnold : WILL GAP OF 2 YEARS DEFENDABLE @ANKUR SIR? DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO HAVE CONVERT A CALL WITH GAP OF 2 YEARS?
ankur : yes and yes :)


avinash1288 : XLRI CUT OFF ??
supratim : Changes every year depends on question paper difficulty level and performance of students in XAT .


happy : PLEASE MENTION SOME GOOD MBA COLLEGES WITH LOW INVESTMENT COST
bharat : FMS, JBIMS, IIT B & D


smeer : IS DOMS DELHI AND MADRAS GOOD FOR MARKETING AND IT
feroz : Can you share your profile details?


avinash1288 : HOW TO IMPROVE DECISION MAKING IN XAT?
supratim : Practise more.


dlca7abe5 : WHICH FIELD IN MBA HAS THE BEST SCOPE IN NEAR FUTURE ?
supratim : All are ever green.


smeer : MBA IN IT OR MBA IN MARKETING? WHICH WOULD BE PREFERABLE GIVEN THAT AI IS THE FUTURE FOR IT
supratim : AI will be run by a human brain.


anshika : IIM-
feroz : What is your question?


jayesh : WHAT ARE THE CHANGES IN SNAP 2017?
feroz : It has gone online


arnold : I HAVE COMPLETED 70% OF MY SYLLABUS, AFTER COMPLETING MY SYLLABUS, SHOULD I REPEAT THE SYLLABUS ONE MORE TIME OR FOCUS ON PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS,MOCKS, PRESENT AIMCATS?
supratim : Do both.


arnold : @ANKUR SIR, PLEASE REPLY
ankur : replied


cheri : WHICH ARE BEST COLLEGES WHICH TAKE SNAP AND XAT SCORE FOR MARKETING PROGRAM
supratim : SNAP - SIBM , SCMHRD , XAT - XLRI , XIMB , S.P.Jain etc


jayesh : WHAT ARE THE CHANGES IN XAT 2018?AND WHAT ABOUT ESSAY WRITING SECTION?
bharat : XAT 2018 will be conducted in online format. The exam will be conducted on 7 Jan, 2018 from 10 am to 1 35 PM. The registration for the test will begin from August 16, 2017. The last date is to apply is Nov 30, 2017. Check website for more details...


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