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Chat on preparation tips for OMETs ( XAT,SNAP,IIFT,NMAT etc )!
(Chat Transcript)

ab : SIR PLEASE GIVE LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR IIFT?
prajnanray : Last few year's papers and Business and economy GK


ashish12 : I HAVE GOT 32 MARKS IN IIFT MOCK BY BULLS EYE..HOW'S MY SCORE ? AND WHAT IS THE CUTOFF?
pradip : can't comment ... IIFT-2015 cutoff was 48.5.


mridul : HELLO SIR
prajnanray : Hi! What's your query?


bittu : HELLO SIR....PLS GIVE LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR IIFT....AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR XAT ESSAY SECTION...
prajnanray : Last few year's papers and Business and economy GK for IIFT. For XAT essay, take last 10 year's essay questions and mock essay questions and write them and then get them corrected by your TIME FM


ss : HELLO, I HAVE MY NMAT IS SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY. CAN YOU PLEASE ENRICH ME WITH SOME LAST TIME TIPS ABOUT THE SAME. THANK YOU IS ADVANCE.
shivabhaskaran : Try to take up your stronger section first and since its a speed based exam, the questions will be direct and easy to solve. Work on your speed and think about accuracy as a parameter to normalize your score, so dont take too many guess..all the best


15days : 85 PERCENTILE IN LAST YEAR'S CAT , AMOUNTED TO WHAT SCORE ?
vinnayraj : the score required to achieve the same percentile this year could be very different from what was required last year as it is a function of the difficulty level and composition of the paper.so instead of targeting a particular score focus on fine tuning your test taking strategy..


xyz : WILL THE NUMBER OF TOTAL TITA QUESTIONS IN CAT16 BE 32?
vinnayraj : there are chances but we should be ready for any number of questions that can come and devise a plan to handle them on the day of the exam...be flexible in your strategy and have plan b and plan c worked out if the number of questions are very different..we arent even sure of the total number of questions will be hundred or not..


navi : SIR , WHAT IS THE EXPECTED CUT OFF (MARKS) FOR SIBM PUNE , SCMHRD , SIMS PUNE . AS THE PATTERN OF THE EXAM CHANGED THIS YEAR .
prajnanray : 98.5, 96 and 75 respectively


ab : ARE QUESTIONS REPEATED IN IIFT?
asim : Usually exactly same questions ( with same numerical vaues ) are not repeated.


jay : SOME COLLEGES ACCEPT SCORES OF MULTIPLE EXAMS, DO I HAVE TO APPLY MULTIPLE TIMES TO SUCH COLLEGES IF I WANT TO TAKE ADMISSIONS THROUGH OMETS?
pradip : No.


saurabh : IS THERE ANY SECTIONAL CUTOFFS IN SNAP?ALSO PLEASE MENTION DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF SNAP AS WELL AS TIPS TO PREPARE FOR GK PORTION.
kapilbhandari : They don't mention it directly, however there have been cases where students have not got any call when they have left or performed poorly in any section. So better you attempt all sections and maximize in those in which you are good. For GK, kindly prepare from our magazine (last 6 months) and from one year book (Manorma or CSR). I am assuming that you have been reading Newspapers daily.


alley : BEST SOURCE FOR GK PREPARATION (SNAP)?
asim : For the section on Current Affairs it would be advisable to focus on the current affairs of last 2 years. In addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters. · Who is who · What is what · Science scan · Human body · Computers · Landmarks of history · The Universe Finally, OMETs for SNAP are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actualSNAP entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.


nidhi : GOOD EVENING SIR,
prajnanray : Hi! What's your query?


15days : LBSIM AND NIRMA CUT OFF AND AVERAGE PACKAGE ?
kapilbhandari : LBSIM approx 85%tile and Nirma approx 75 %tile. Package for both is btw 8-8.5 lacs


prateek : GGF
prajnanray : ??


harkaran : HOW TO DO QUANT REVISON IN REMAING DAYS AS I HAVE MY COLLG EXAMS FROM 24
vjs : Take the online sectional tests and see your performance.Easy questions will help you to clear the cutoffs and every difficult question will help you to push your percentile. so, work on wk areas as well as on the difficult (new) areas.


jay : ANY PARTICULAR STRATEGY IN IIFT?
asim : Remember IIFT has sectional cutoffs, ensure you do well in all the sections, do not indulge in blind guesswork, do not panic if the paper turns out to be very tough. Best of luck.


ank : I AM NOT TO PERFORM CONSISTENTLY WELL IN VA, BCZ OF WHICH I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE MORE THAN 95 PERCENTILE OVERALL. PLEASE HELP
gautam : Could you be specific about the question types that you have a problem with? Also what is your current percentile?


prateek : GF
prajnanray : ??


mridul : HOW TO ATTEMPT THE IIFT PAPER- SECTIONAL TIME DISTRIBUTION AND ATTEMPTS PER SECTION?
pradip : Overall, ... Spending around half an hour for QA, 25 min for DI, around 22-23 min each for LR, RC and around 10 min each for VA and GA would have been ideal


ashish12 : HOW'S ICFAI IBS HYDERABAD???
gautam : Of the ICFAI schools this is the best. However it has a large class size which could be a problem during placements.


anj : SIR, WHICH ALL COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO UNDER SNAP? I HAV ONLY 80-85 PERCENTILE FOR AIMCATS SO I AM NOT CONFIDENT THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO CLEAR THE CUT OFF OF SIBM PUNE. WHICH OTHER COLLEGES WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?
prajnanray : SCMHRD and SIIB


shashank : GOOD EVE
prajnanray : Hi! What's your query?


nidhi : EVEN THOUGH THE CUTOFF FOR GK SECTION IN IIFT IS LOW. IS IT ENOUGH TO JUST CROSS THE CUTOFF? WOULD IT AFFECT THE OVERALL SELECTION PROCEDURE?
prajnanray : Yes that's enough


ashish12 : HOW MUCH MARKS IS NEEDED TO CLEAR THE CUTOFF OF SIBM PUNE ????
kapilbhandari : As such it depends on how others perform. Moreover they have some change in scoring this time. However, looking at the trend, 110 out of 180 was more or less a sure shot call.


ank : MY CURRENT PERCENTILE IS BETWEEN 93-96. I AM FACING PROBLEM WITH INFERENCE-BASED QUESTIONS IN RC. I GET ALL OF THEM WRONG
gautam : In inference based question look at what the author has in mind. This will help you clear your thought process. Also if you are not sure about which option to select between two, then try an elimination process rather than a further selection process.


aimandachieve : SIR, MY AIMCAT PERCENTILES RANGE FROM 93-98. CAN I APPLY FOR FMS AND SPJAIN OR AM I BEING TOO OPTIMISTIC?
vinnayraj : you have to be optimistic and in your case it is realistic to expect to clear the required cut off for the mentioned colleges..continue working hard,fine tune your strategy and stay positive..if all goes well on the d day you may even clear the required cut off by a decent margin...


07cr : I WANT TO APPLY TO TISS. BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS ITS HR PROGRAM CALLED. I MEAN IN ITS TECHNICAL TERMS, WHAT IS THE NAME OF HR PROGRAM WE NEED TO APPLY FOR TISS?
prajnanray : http://admissions.tiss.edu/view/10/admissions/ma-admissions/ma-in-human-resource-management-labour-relations/


harkaran : HOW TO REVISE QUANT IN LAST FEX DAYS AS I HAVE MYEXAMS FROM 24 PLZ ANSWER
pradip : Revise the basic concepts asap and try to finish maximum of the SAMCATs available on your SHP.


ab : FROM WHICH MONTH TO WHICH MONTH,GK FOR IIFT SHOULD BE WELL DONE??
anagha : One year - should be well done


shashank : HOW MANY DI SETS SHOULD WE ATTEND TO CLEAR THE OVERALL CUTOFF WITH EASE /
vjs : All the sets which you know.


shibashish : HI, FOR THE GK SECTION OF IIFT(CONSIDERING ONLY FEW DAYS ARE LEFT & ALSO SINCE WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR CAT SIMULTANEOUSLY) CAN YOU ADVISE SOME MATERIAL THAT WE COULD COVER TO GET SAY AVERAGE SCORE IN THE GK SECTION OF THE IIFT?
pradip : While preparing for the GK section in IIFT entrance test, a student should focus on issues related to national & international events, world bodies, and foreign trade-related information.From the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, read OMET GK Special material published in the June-July/August/September issues;


07cr : IS STATIC GK MORE IN IIFT / SNAP?
ramachandran : It is better to be well prepared in GK, both static and dynamic


nikhil : WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICAT-1 AND MICAT-2.
asim : MICAT is conducted twice, you can it both times if need be.


p005 : IS THERE ANY NEGATIVE MARKING IN NMAT?
vinnayraj : no


jay : THANKS PRADIP SIR ASIM SIR
asim : Welcome


harkaran : SIR SICE DAYS ARE LEFT FOR ME AS I HAVE MY COLLG EXAMS FROM 24 PLZ SUGGEST WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THESE DAYS I CAN GIVE 5 HOURS A DAY IN THESE DAYS PLZ ANSWER
ramachandran : Focussed preparation backed by self-belief will help. Good luck


rawnit : SIR,
prajnanray : H! What's your query?


shashank : IN LAST 10 DAYS HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR THE IIFT DI
anagha : Go through DI sets of mock papers, earlier papers again.


manpreet : SECTION WISE NO OF QUESTION TO BE ATTEMPT TO SCORE 93+ PERCENTILE IN CAT?
vinnayraj : very difficult to answer as it depends on the difficulty level,composition of the paper and the performance of the fellow candidates..it could very low (as seen in aimcat 1703 where 21 marks in di was 95 percentile as it was very difficult) or it could be very high if the test is easy..so focus on strategy instead of a target..if it is difficult less marks are required to achieve the same percentile as opposed to what is required in an easy test..


bha : SIR WHAT ARE SOME GOOD COLLEGES TO APPLY USING SNAP SCORE ?
ramachandran : SIBM, Pune and SCMHRD are the best


swati : HELLO SIR I WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MAT DECEMBER. ANY STRATEGY FOR MAT?
prajnanray : 200 questions, 150 minutes... The only strategy is answer as amny as you can as quickly as possible


amish : WHAT CUT-OFF CAN BE EXPECTED FOR JBIMS THROUGH CMAT THIS YEAR THAT TOO FOR GENERAL CATEGORY?
asim : It would be advisable for you to aim at atmost 50 rank AIR.


salo : PLEASE RANK
asim : Answered check


07cr : HOW IS THE DIFFICULTY OF IIFT QUESTIONS AS COMPARED TO CAT?
ramachandran : You need to be fater in IIFT. More questions


anj : HOW IMPORTANT IS DATA SUFFICIENCY IN CAT AND METS?
vjs : will find reasonably good questions.


salo : PLEASE RANK DFS(IB), SRCC GBO, FORE IB, FORE PGDM
asim : Check T.I.M.E B-school grade for these B-schools at the following link http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/About-MBA/Why-MBA?#


shubham : IS THE CUT-OFF IN IIFT FOR CALCULATED FOR DI AND LR INDIVIDUALLY, OR COLLECTIVELY? I AM NOT THAT CONFIDENT WITH DI, SO HOW MANY QUESTIONS/SETS SHOULD I ATTEMPT SO THAT I AM SAFE?
vinnayraj : there is no sub sectional cutoff..it is the total marks you achieve from both di and lr..you can choose to solve more lr questions as you are more comfortable,but if the di questions turn out comparatively easy then you should also solve di questions..be flexible and solve questions according to the difficulty level instead of having predecided mindset


bha : SIR I HAVEN'T PREPARED FOR GK SECTION IN MY YEAR LONG PARTITION... SINCE CUT OFF FOR GK IS LOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE THROUGH DEPENDING ON OTHER SECTION...????
anagha : Try to Prepare GK in remaining days as much as you can. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers. All the best.


manpreet : SIR HOW MANY QUESTION WE NEED TO ATTEMPT CORRECT IN EACH SECTION TO SCORE MORE THAN 93 PERCENTILE IN CAT ?
gautam : Difficult to say. It will depend on the level of the CAT this year. Also please do not go with a preconceived notion of the number of questions as that might backfire. In CAT 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.


pb : WHATS THE STRATEGY TO BE FOLLOWED FOR CRACKING SNAP?
swapnila : Would you need a general strategy or a subject specific ?


harkaran : SIR I HAVE SIX DAYS LEFT HOW SHOULD I GIVE MOCKS OR SHOULD REVISE WITHOUT ANY TIME RISTRICTION AND HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD I GIVE
ramachandran : Doing a bit of both might help. Also, please maximise your efforts


amish : WHAT ARE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CMAT AND NMAT IN TERMS OF DIFFICULTY?
vjs : NMAT is on the higher side. .


ishadrca6b011 : SIR, MY AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE 60 ALWAYS. HOW MUCH PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT IN ACTUAL CAT WITH PRESENT PREPARATION. ALSO SUGGEST COLLEGES FOR ME.
pradip : There is bright chance of improvement of your score...keep practising SAMCATs and Sectional tests. Please seek help of FMs at your centre for B-School selection guidance.


ashish12 : SHOULD I APPLY FOR TISSNET IF IM FRESHER AND I WANT TO DO GENERAL MBA
shivabhaskaran : IN TISS the best course is MA in Human resources and Labour relations, hence if u r passionate in HR u can apply


harkaran : AND SIR MY TOP 5 PERCENTILES ARE 95 95 91 91 94 IN LAST AIMCATS
gautam : Good. Keep up the tempo, you will do well in the CAT. What is your question though.


pb : HAVING EXACTLY A MONTH IN HAND WHAT IS THE STUDY STRATEGY FOR SNAP?
anagha : Keep revising the older material and also keep attempting new questions.Take online sectional tests regularly , solve mock papers, analyse them and try to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Focus on all the sections. All the best.


student : WHEN WILL THE OMETS FOR SNAP,XAT PUBLISH IN SHP? RIGHT NOW ONLY NMAT TEST IS AVAILABLE.
shivabhaskaran : ALL INDIA MOCK SNAP is there this Sunday


ashish12 : I HAVE GOT 178 IN CMAT MOCK ...HOW THE SCORE
asim : Pretty decent


sahil : CUTOFF FOR IIFT DELHI
kapilbhandari : Approx 45 marks


ravi : DEAR SIR,COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME STRATEGY FOR IIFT GK PART BY USING OUR RESOURCES FOR LAST 7 DAYS ?
kapilbhandari : For GK, kindly prepare from our magazine (last 6 months) and from one year book (Manorma or CSR). I am assuming that you have been reading Newspapers daily. Focus on Business related info.


ak : HELLO SIR WHAT SHOULD BE OUR FOCUS NOW AS FEW DAYS ARE LEFT. SAMCATS OR SECTIONAL TESTS?
gautam : Finish the Sectional Tests and then move on to the SAMCATs


shibashish : I HAD ONE QUERY RELATED TO CAT, FOR THE REMAINING DAYS SHOULD WE CONSIDER REVISING THE AIMCATS OR SHOULD WE SOLVE THE PREVIOUS YEARS PAPERS OF CAT.
kapilbhandari : I think you have time to do both.


jay : HOW IS SIBM INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANAGEMENT COLLEGE THROUGH SNAP?
swapnila : Do you have any comparison parameters ? Would you be interested in pursuing careers in this field?


manpreet : TO CLEAR THE CUT OFF IN IIFT GK,CURRENT AFFAIRS ARE SUFFICIENT ?
pradip : The section had a good mix of current affairs and static GK questions in IIFT-2015. There were around 13 questions relating to trade – a stock topic for IIFT GK preparation. But you can't predict the similar distribution of question this year...


simran : HOW IS SIBM, BANGALORE?
shivabhaskaran : Its a good back up option, definitely SIBM & SCMHRD Pune are the best


p005 : ANY ONSCREEN MARKER AVAILABLE IN CAT?
vinnayraj : you should be able to highlight text in rc passages and va...in any case go through the instructions carefully..


ank : SHOULD I APPLY TO XIMB IF I AM EXPECTING ATLEAST 90 PERCENTILE IN CAT ? HOW IS IT, COMPARING TO OTHER COLLEGES IN ITS CATEGORY ?
prajnanray : Yes. Very good


anj : WHICH IS BETTER- SIBM BANGALORE OR SIIB?
asim : Almost equally good options.


saurabh : IN SNAP DO THEY HAVE RESERVATIONS AS PER GOVT OF INDIA AS DURING THE REGISTRATION I HAVE NOT FOUND ANYTHING FOR OBCS.
anagha : In SNAP , they dont have reservation for OBC. There is reservation for SC.


rawnit : SIR, IN TISS EXCEPT HR COURSE WHICH COURSES SHOULD I FILL IN 2ND AND 3RD PREFERENCE.
shivabhaskaran : social work is a good course


harkaran : GAUTAM SIR I HAVE MENTIONED THE QUESTION AND I WANT YOU TO ANSWER PLZ CHECK I WANTED PREPRATION PLAN AS I HAVE 6 DAYS LEFT COLLG EXAMS FROM 24
gautam : Finish the Sectional Tests. Analyse the AIMCATs for the issues/concepts that you should address immediately. Try out strategies like: Not answering 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.


shan : SIR I HAVE A GOOD ACCURACY IN RC BUT IN VA ESPECIALLY TITA PJ I MISS NARROWLY AND MOST OF THE TIMES.I APPROACH CONFIDENTLY BUT END UP WITH POOR ACCURACY.ANY TIPS TO IMPROVE. VA OR ANY STRATEGY I CAN TRY?
gautam : I suspect you are able to narrow down two options but end up picking the wrong one. Please do correct me if I am wrong. In such a situation please proceed with an elimination strategy rather than attempting to select from the the two close options.


pal : HEY...AT THIS POINT OF TIME WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY TO PREPARE FOR IIFT?
asim : A similar query has been answered please check the chat transcript


07cr : YOU SEE SOME RC PASSAGES ARE VERY LONG. FOR THOSE FOR FINDING PARTICULAR WORDS OR PHRASES ASKED IN THE QUESTION CAN WE USE CONTROL + F COMMAND OF KEYBOARD? PLZ ANSWER THIS QUESTION
vinnayraj : as answered before you can highlight text by using the mouse..the keyboard usage is not permitted and moreover it is not enabled...


p005 : COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST WHICH ALL COLLEGES TO APPLY IN SNAP (CONSIDERING AVERAGE SCORES). I AM YET TO FILL THE FORM.
shivabhaskaran : TOP ones are SIBM,Pune, SCMHRD, Pune, the next is sibm Bangalore, SIIM Pune if you are interested in International Business,


ravi : SIR MY ANOTHER DOUBT IS REGARDING IIFT QUANT PART,BECAUSE THIS SECTION IS LIMITED TO 20 QUESTIONS ONLY,PLEASE GIVE ME TIPS FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS PREPARATION
pradip : Quantitative Ability section had a decent mix of questions from various topics in IIFT-2015.Quant sections of IIFT can be covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable to work on your speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.


ashish12 : THERE ARE LONG RC PASSAGES IN IIFT ..HOW SHOULD I ATTEMPT THOSE...WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY?
ramachandran : With a quick glance at all passages, please make the decision about the passage/s you will attempt. Then , please do full justice to the passages selected.


yash : SIR, I HAVE NOT GIVEN ANY AIMCATS TILL NOW. BUT I HAVE COMPLETED ALL THE TIME STUDY MATERIAL NOW ? WHAT SHOULD BE MY APPROACH FOR THE REMAINING DAYS LEFT FOR CAT ?
prajnanray : Take a few mock tests and analyse


shan : HOW TO MANAGE IIFT AND CAT SIMULATANEOUSLY, KEEPING CAT AS THE MAIN TARGET. THIS HAS RESTRAINED ME FROM FOCUSING ON GA AS I DONT WANT TO MESS UP WITH CAT SCORES....ANY SUGGESTIONS?
ramachandran : Sound preparation for CAT will have a positive effect even on your IIFT performance


jay : SIR I'M VERY WEAK AT DI SECTION, IT TAKES TOO MUCH TIME
vinnayraj : you can only get better at di with practice and more practice..try to use speed math techniques and solve different types of sets everyday to improve..and also you dont have to solve every question in a di set..solve only the easy ones and skip the questions with extremely complicated and lengthy calculations..


jayesh : I HAVE BEEN SCORING AROUND 40-45 IN LAST 7 YEARS PAPERS FOR IIFT WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I EXPECT IN IIFT CAN I CLEAR THE PROCEDURE
ramachandran : Good and judicious selection of questions after sound preparation will ensure good scores


sahil : HOW TO PREPARE GK FOR IIFT IN LAST 10 DAYS
ramachandran : Malayala Manorama will be useful


sachin : SIR, I AM SCORING PERCENTILES IN THE RANGE OF 93-96 IN LAST 3 MISSED AIMCATS BUT BARELY CROSSING EARLY 90'S IN QUANT DESPITE OF HAVING A 99.XX IN QUANT IN NMAT & SNAP LAST YEAR. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT IT NOW?
vinnayraj : you should feel confident despite a couple of low scores as you have done very well before..do a quick revision of topics especially where your concepts are not very clear..also take a few sectional test to improve in different areas..also pay attention to alternate methods given as solutions to questions in the aimcats..


amit6793 : THE LR Q HAVING .75 MARLS ARE COMAPRITIVLY VERY EASY COMPARED TO CALCULATION INTENSIVE DI(SHALL I LEAVE DI FOR THE LAST ) IN IIFT? AND WHAT IS THE SUGGESTED TIME TO BE SPENT IN EACH SECTIONS
anagha : If you think LR is your strength , then first attempt LR Q, time to be spent on each section depends on your skills, strength and difficulty level.


ozil11 : HELLO SIR, I AM UNABLE TO PERFORM WELL IN PARAJUMBLES, FIJ,CRITICAL REASONING IN THE AIMCATS. THOUGH ACCURACY IS GOOD DURING PRACTICE.
prajnanray : As of now, focus on your strength areas and leave those which you are not comfortable in


dj : SIR, FROM WHERE CAN WE GET SAMPLE MOCK PAPER (HARDCOPY) FOR IIFT?
pradip : OMETs for IIFT question papers question papers are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actual IIFT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.


ravi : SIR PLEASE GIVE ME STRATEGY FOR XAT GK PART
asim : For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters. · Who is who · What is what · Science scan · Human body · Computers · Landmarks of history · The Universe While preparing for this section, it would be advisable for students to focus more on issues related to business, economics and politics related to business environment. Finally, OMETs for XAT are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actual XAT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers. Also, going through last year's XAT papers would help


arka : SCIT IS GOOD?
asim : Its a decent B-school, if you are interested in making a career in IT industry.


shubham : SIR WHAT IS THE SAFE SCORE OF CAT AND CMAT FOR ADMISSION IMT NAGPUR AND GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT?
shivabhaskaran : GIM CAT score is 88 plus percentile , IMT Nagpur Cat 78 plus percentile


pal : HOW MANY ON AN AVERAGE WE REQUIRE TO CRACK IIFT AND CUT OOF FOR GK?
pradip : Last year overall cut-off was 48.5 and GK Section Cut-off was around 1 mark. Please go through SHP..Exam Analysis..


sachin : I AM SCORING 93-96%ILE IN LAST THREE MISSED AIMCAT AND TARGETING IIM LCK. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES? HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE FURTHER TO REACH 99.5X?
ramachandran : What is in the student's control at this stage is quality of preparation. Please continue to prepare assiduously


arka : I CHOOSE 6 COLLEGES VIA SNAP
anagha : good. All the best.


kanak : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GK SECTION IN SNAP XAT AND CMAT ALSO HOW MANY QUESTINS DO WE NEED TO ANSWER TO CLEAR D CUTOFF FOR GK SECTION IN DESE EXAMS?
pradip : Different cut-off for different exam. In addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for you to prepare from the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events etc and SM-Booklet for GK.


farhan_time : MY NMAT IS ON COMING 25TH.. TODAY IN MOCK, I SCORED 150.. SIR, IN LR, I DNT HV TIME TO COME TO THE INPUT/OUTPUT QUESTIONS THOUGH THEY ARE EASY TO CRACK.. + THE DI PART IN QUANTS, I CNT CRACK IT.... NEED UR WORDS
anagha : Need to improve score. Its a speed test, so take fast decisions, There is no negative marking, so start attempting every question in less than a minute, don't spend more time per question, complete questions of coding, series, symbols, odd man out- faster Then you will get time for other Q like input-output. For DI , revise the concepts of Speed maths and Percentages to improve your speed. you need to practice 2 moderately difficult DI sets everyday under tight time limits. That would make you faster in DI.


amit : SIR HOW TO PREPARE FOR DECISION MAKING QUESTION OF XAT
gautam : I really do not think that there is anything to fear in a Decision Making question. Think of it as an RC question which could have some data. You do much more intensive DI and much more involved RC passages. This should not be a problem for you.


jayesh : MY SCORES ARE VERY LOW IN DI SECTION (IIFT) HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITUATION
vjs : Reading instructions carefully and a good grasp of English helps you understand the different instructions quickly. Use of 'atleast' 'atmost' and other key words as per the question can be understood quickly with some practise.Concepts of PPL and speed maths are very much helpful.


aspirant : IS SCMHRD WORTH APPLYING FOR FINANCE?
shivabhaskaran : yes


ad : SIR HOW IS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL STUDIES?
swapnila : It is a good college.


07cr : HOW IS SIBM HYDERABAD IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT? SHOULD I APPLY FOR IT??
gautam : The one advantage it has going for it is the SIBM name. You could apply for it if you are looking at a backup school from the B category.


amit6793 : NORMALLY DI IS MY STRENGTH AND I SOLVE MORE DI IN CAT PAPER BUT AFTER GOING THROUGH IIFT PAST 3 YEARS I FOUND LR EAASY
vjs : Make strategy to move from easy to difficult


pb : PLEASE RANK THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL- CMAT, MAT AND SNAP
prajnanray : CMAT, SNAP, MAT


arka : 1.SIBM PUNE 2.SIBM BGLR 3.SIBM HYD 4. SIIB 5.SCIT 6.SCMHRD. NOW I WANT TO APPLY 3 COLLEGES SIBM PUNE , SIBM BGLR,SCMHRD. IS IT OK?
ramachandran : These are good B Schools


riya : GUD EVENING SIR, WHAT IS THE CUTOFF PERCENTILE IN IIFT AND NMAT?
pradip : IIFT-2015 overall cut off was 48.5.


ravi : I HAVE LESS GRIP IN "NUMBERS" SECTION AND WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE THAT PART AND LIKE TO FOCUS ON STRONG AREAS IS MY DECISION CORRECT ?
vinnayraj : dont leave it completely..atleast go through a couple of basic ideas such as hcf,lcm,remainder theorem(basic),unit digit concept,divisibility rules etc...you should be able to solve questions from this area if the questions turn out to be easy...


shailu : SIR WITH JUST 15 DAYS LEFT FOR THE EXAM, WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY IF ONE HAS TO DO ALMOST ENTIRE OF QUAN REVISION.. LIKE FROM THE VERY STARTING. PLEASE HELP.
asim : To begin with,you must analyze your performance so far in AIMCATs, at micro level, ie figure out which chapters/type of questions are troubling you and then work on those kind of questions from rest of the study material. You must take a SAMCAT on alternate days ( preferably at same time slot as CAT ), carry out analysis of your performance, before taking the next SAMCAT. On the remaining days ( days when you are not taking the SAMCAT ), you must revise the AIMCATs and take previous CAT papers ( till 2008 ). Make sure you take all the remaining AIMCATs without fail.


pal : AT THIS POINT OF TIME WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY TO PREPARE FOR IIFT?
ramachandran : More of the same hard and sincere effort. We wish you the very best


santhi : SIR IS THERE NEGATIVE MARKING IN XAT?
vinnayraj : yes..


kj : SIR, MY AVERAGE AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS AROUND 85...SHOULD I APPLY TO FMS AND SP JAIN?
feroz : Both of these colleges require upwards of 97-98 percentile for a general category candidate. If are hopeful enough, then go ahead. All the best


dgs : IS THE PATTERN OF IIFT SAME AS THAT OF 2014 MENTIONED IN SHP
prajnanray : Similar


kj : SIR, SINCE LIMITED TIME IS LEFT, SHOULD I SOLVE PREVIOUS YEAR CAT PAPERS,SAMCATS OR SECTIONAL TESTS?
shivabhaskaran : A mix of both will be the best


shibashish : FOR VERBAL PREPARATION TAKING 1 SECTIONAL FOR RC AND 1 FOR VA ALONG WITH READING EDITORIAL ENOUGH OR ANY MORE STRATEGY NEEDS TO BE DEVELOPED TILL THE D DAY.
ramachandran : No fresh strategy at this stage


arka : I HAVE TO APPLY ALL XAVIER MEMBER COLLEGES YA XAT REGISTRATION IS OK?
asim : You need to apply to B-school of your choice separately/individually.


rony : SIR...ICFAI HYDERABAD VS ICFAI MUMBAI..WHICH COLLEGE WILL BE BETTER?PLEASE GUIDE
feroz : Hyderabad campus is better


ashish12 : HOW'S BIMTECH NOIDA AND KJ SOMAYA COLLEGE ???
ramachandran : Might help if you refer to the ranking of B Schools on your SHP. This will help you get an idea of the relative position of 100 plus B Schools in the country


ashish12 : HOW'S BIMTECH NOIDA AND KJ SOMAYA COLLEGE ???
shivabhaskaran : KJ is better than BIMTECH Noida, KJ is a good B school


riya : PLS GIVE ME SOME TIPS FOR PREPARING QUANT SECTION FOR IIFT
asim : Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of IIFT get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under QUant and Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.


santhi : WHAT SHOULD BE MY PERCENTILE IN XAT AND CAT TO BE SHORTLISTED FOR JBIMS?
ramachandran : Very high 90s


jayesh : IS THERE ANY SEPARATE SECTIONAL CUT OFF FOR DI
vinnayraj : the cutoff for the section is the total marks you score in both lr and di...


jayesh : IS THERE ANY SEPARATE SECTIONAL CUTOFF FOR DI IN IIFT
vinnayraj : no..


rk : GOOD EVENING SIR.. WHAT IS GOOD STRATEGY TO COUNTER HIGHLY CALCULATION INTENSIVE DI SECTION IN IIFT
vinnayraj : go through the previous year papers and practice..some speed maths techniques will be useful here,so revise them..also you dont have to solve all the questions in a set..pick only the easy ones and solve them..it is ok to skip questions in a set if they require complicated and lengthy calculations to be done...


07cr : HOW IS SIBM HYDERABAD? SHOULD I APPLY?
ramachandran : Decent. Please refer to the ranking of B Schools on your SHP


sahil : HOW TO MANAGE TIME IN IIFT EXAM HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD BE GIVEN TO EACH SECTION PLZ EXPLAIN PLEASE ANSWER THIS TIME
pradip : Spending around half an hour for QA, 25 min for DI, around 22-23 min each for LR, RC and around 10 min each for VA and GA would have been ideal.


saxena : HOW MUCH MARKS IN NEEDED TO GET IN TO GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT THROUGH CMAT?
shivabhaskaran : Rank below 1000


kj : SIR DOES A CANDIDATE SCORING IN 80 PERCENTILES HAVE A CHANCE OF GETTING 98+ IN CAT?
vinnayraj : there have been a good number of previous instances where students have had their average aimcats percentiles much lower than 80 and have gone on to cross 98 percentile in cat..the key to their success is that they continued working hard and believed in themselves and stayed positive throughout..if all goes well on the d day you could also secure the desired percentile...sometimes students get low scores in the aimcat despite being good in concepts as they take time to get used to the test conditions and to develop the right strategy..so continue working hard and hope for the best..all the best...


mona : HOW IS SRCC GBO
ramachandran : Respectable. Kindly refer to the ranking of B Schools on your Home Page. This will enable you get an idea of where SRCC GBO stands wrt the other B Schools in India


shan : HELLO GAUTAM SIR, THE ANSWER YOU HAVE PROVIDED ADDRESSES THE MCQ QUESTIONS WHILE I AM MORE CONCERNED ABOUT TITA PARAJUMBLES, WHEREIN IF THERE IS NO OBVIOUS LINK I MISS OUT ALL THE TIMES. ALSO GIVE SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE ON GRAMMAR QUESTIONS. I FACE DILEMNA IN INCORRECT SENTENCE QUESTIONS
gautam : The only way to deal with Parajumble questions in the TITA type is to arrive at what you think is the sequence and then see if it logically makes sense. What are the things that you will keep in mind when you are running this check? Are the grammar links appropriate? Is the time sequence proper?Are any of the other sentences (other than the one that you have picked) appropriate as the closing statement? These checks should enable you arrive at the answer.


srj : HI HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR SNAP GK FROM NOW..ALSO HOW TO UTILISE TIME MBA MAGAZINE EFFECTIVELY??MAGAZINE FOR WHICH ALL MONTHS SHOULD I FOCUS ON?
asim : For the section on Current Affairs it would be advisable to focus on the current affairs of last 2 years. In addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters. · Who is who · What is what · Science scan · Human body · Computers · Landmarks of history · The Universe Finally, OMETs for SNAP are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actualSNAP entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.


kanak : WHAT IS THE CUTOFF FOR GK SECTION IN SNAP ,XAT AND CMAT
asim : It cannot be predicted as it depends on difficulty level of this year's test papers.


ab : ARE QUESTIONS REPEATED FROM AIMCAT ,I MEAN THE CONCEPT INVOLVED IN AIMCATS IS THE SAME AS IN ACTUAL CAT?
feroz : We try to be as close to the actual exam as possible. This is where our expertise lies


15days : GIM CUTOFF AND AVERAGE PACKAGE ?
prajnanray : 85 %ile in CAT. Avg package is 8-9 LPA


pj : SIR I AM SCORING CONSISTENTLY BETWEEN 50 TO 55 PERCENTILE IN MY AIMCATS.
anagha : Find out the topics from where you are leaving out the questions on a consistent basis. Go through those concepts in the remaining time. Find out your accuracy rate. Check which are the types of questions for which you are making mistakes on a regular basis. All the best.


arka : IF I CHOOSE GIM VIA CAT / XAT AND IF I CHOOSE VIA CMAT THEN ANY PROBLEM FOR PLACEMENT?I MEAN SALARY WILL BE SAME YA LESS THAN CAT CANDIDATE?
gautam : Recruiters will look at your performance in the two years of the MBA programme. How you have got into the programme will not be of great concern to them.


simran : SHOULD I GIVE CMAT? I'M GIVING IIFT, CAT, XAT AND SNAP
ramachandran : Appearing in as many Exams as possible is not a bad idea


shibashish : ALTHOUGH I HAD COVERED GEOMETRY I AM FINDING IT ALMOST DIFFICULT IN EXAM TO SOLVE QUESTIONS ON THE SAME.IT WAS MY WEAKER SECTION INITIALLY AND SINCE IT IS A IMPORTANT CHAPTER SHOULD I PROLONG IT FOR NOW AND REVISE A WEEK BACK OR SO AND CONSIDER ON MY STRENGTHS AT THIS POINT GIVEN THE FACT THAT I FEAR I WOULD AGAIN MESS UP WITH THE CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY IF NOT FRESH IN MY MIND?
pradip : Yes focus upon your strength area and try to finish at least all concept review questions of geometry at least one week before the exam. But remember, all chapters are equally important.


salo : FMS CUTOFF FOR OBC GIRLS?
ramachandran : It is always a good idea to aim for as high percentiles as possible


dgs : VA SECTION SEEMS TO ME A BARRIER TO SCORE HIGH OVERALL PERCENTILE. I AM SCORING 40 -60 PERCENTILE IN THAT .
ramachandran : Do not worry. Please only work hard


kj : HOW TO DO QUANT REVISION IN THE DAYS LEFT?
prajnanray : Revise the basics and take a couple of tests and analyse your performance


raj : HI SIR
prajnanray : H! What's your query?


radha : WILL SOLVING ALL THE AIMCAT PAPERS HELP IN GETTING A CLEAR IDEA ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF QUESTIONS IN CAT AS WELL AS ALL OMETS INCLUDED?
vinnayraj : yes they will help a lot..


07cr : WHERE WILL SIBM HYDERABAD RANK IN TIME SCHOOL LIST? I DIDN'T FIND IN THE B SCHOOL RANKING LIST
ramachandran : It is in B category


raviteja : HI SIR,REGARDING MATHS IN EXAMS HOW TO USE ROUND 1 AND ROUND 2 APPROCH EFFECTIVELY?
kapilbhandari : Ravi it depends on how much you are aware of your strong and weak zones. Round 1, you should attempt all those Qs, which are from your strong zone. Round 2 should be for medium and difficult (weak zone) Qs.This helps in increasing attempt as well as accuracy.


raj : I HAVE GIVEN 23 AIMCATS AND MY AVERAGE PERCENTILE IS 90.5 AND AVERAGE AIR IS 1350.....IF I CONTINUE TO PERFORM LIKE THIS THEN WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT IN CAT?
ramachandran : High 90s, with a little luck and a cool head


salo : @RAMACHANDRAN SIR, I HAVE BEEN SCORING AROUND 80 PERCENTILE IN LAST FEW MOCKS. SHOULD I APPLY FOR FMS?(OBC GIRL)
ramachandran : Yes


pb : WHAT ARE THE TOPICS OF HIGH IMPORTANCE IN QUANT-SNAP ?
anagha : All the topics in Quant are required.


rk111 : GOOD EVENING SIR.. WHAT IS A GOOD WAY TO TACKLE THE HIGHLY CALCULATION INTENSIVE DI SECTION
pradip : CAT: Try to eliminate the answer options with the help of approximation and use judiciously the onscreen calculator. IIFT:it would be advisable to work on your speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation could be calculation intensive.


rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr : SIR STILL SCORING 30-40 PERCENTILE..NOT CLEARING SECTIONAL..50-60 MARKS IN TOTAL..POOR PERFORMANCE IN ALL THE 3 SECTIONS..NO HOPE..ANY LAST MINUTE TIPS OR WHAT SHOULD I DO..I WANT TO GET IN MBA COLLEGE THIS YEAR ONLY..PLS HELP
gautam : First don't lose hope. Keep working on the different areas till the last. Having said that, I suggest In CAT (and also the AIMCAT) 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.


ab : IN VARC SECTION WHICH HAS MORE WEIGHTAGE THIS TIME?
prajnanray : Didn't get your question


raj : HELLO SIR, WHAT SHOULD BE THE FOCUS FOR THE LAST DAYS-COMPLETING ALL SAMCATS OR FOCUSSING MORE ON SECTIONAL TESTS? THANKS IN ADVANCE
anagha : Solve more sectional tests, write remaining AIMCATs, Focus on all the sections. All the best.


xyz : HAS IIFT HISTORICALLY TAKEN PWD CANDIDATES?
asim : Yes, they follow reservation policy of GOI


simran : WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF CMAT COMPARED TO CAT?
kapilbhandari : CMAT is a relatively very easy exam. You would be able to read and if you are good, attempt all the Qs.


t : WE HAVE MISSED AIMCATS SECTIONS, WHY DONT WE HAVE MISSED AIMMAT OR AIMCMAT ETC
kapilbhandari : MAT mocks are generally P&P, so it depends on the window provided by the respective centre. However, your point is good. We can think about that.


raj : THAK YOU SIR..... BY HIGH 90S , IS MORE THAN 95 POSSIBLE FOR ME TO ACHIEVE?
ramachandran : Yes indeed


v : HELLO SIR, WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF IIFT AS COMPARED TO CAT
gautam : Easier than CAT


sahil : WHICH SUBJECT SHOULD I START FIRST IN IIFT EXAM
anagha : Start with your strong subject. All the best.


ashu : SIR, ANY LAST MINUTE TIPS ON VA/RC SECTION? AND ARE THERE ANY SYNONYMS/ANTONYMS QUESTIONS IN IIFT??
ramachandran : One never knows what questions will be asked. Comprehensive preparation will always help.


singh : SIR EXPECTING 85-95% IN CAT PLZ SUGGEST SOME GUD COLLEGES IN THIS RANGE
kapilbhandari : If you are from General Category, then try AA and A category.


kj : SIR,SHOULD I SPEND MY TIME SOLVING PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS OF IIFT OR JUST GIVE FULL ATTENTION TO CAT ALONG WITH GK PREP?
vinnayraj : continue with a major focus on cat preparation(it takes care of iift as well) along with solving a couple of previous papers of iift to have an idea of the composition of the paper and to work out the required strategy..


ab : I MEAN RC OR VA,WHICH WILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS AND MORE WEIGHTAGE?
ramachandran : It is best to approach the exam with an open mind and to expect the unexpected


jay : WHAT SEQUENCE SHOULD ONE FOLLOW FOR SECTIONS IN IIFT?
pradip : Any order in which you are comfortable. So long you are sticking to the time limit order hardly matters.Spending around half an hour for QA, 25 min for DI, around 22-23 min each for LR, RC and around 10 min each for VA and GA would have been ideal.


dj : SIR, REGARDING AIMCAT, WHY IS TIME GIVING 110 QUE. OR 80 QUE WHEN THE CAT HAS ALREADY DECLARED THAT THERE WILL BE 100 QUESTIONS IN ITS NOTIFICATION.
feroz : Nowhere in the CAT notification or anywhere else has it been mentioned that the exam will have 100 questions. Even in the sample exam, they have clearly mentioned that the total number of questions in the actual exam might be different. Hence, to prepare the students for any eventuality we have tried these permutations


sumit23694 : WE CAN RELATE THAT CAT SAMPLE PAPER & CAT16....IN TERMS OF LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY?
vinnayraj : difficult to predict..also they have mentioned clearly the actual number of questions could be different(there are chances that they remain the same but we should be prepared for any outcome).anyway the aimcats have prepared you for all difficulty levels of papers that can come eventually come in the cat..


simran : I AM GIVING CAT, IIFT, SNAP AND XAT. SHOULD I GIVE CMAT TOO AS A BACK UP OPTION. SINCE ALOT OF GOOD COLLEGES TAKE CMAT SCORES. AND THE EXAM IS ON 28TH JAN SO IT GIVES MORE TIME FOR PREPARATION?
anagha : Yes. Write CMAT also as back up option.


wannabetopper : SIR I AM SCORING 85-90%ILE IN AIMCATS ...HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT IN CAT(A PARTICULAR RANGE)?
anagha : Its equivalent to 95 percentile i actual CAT


ishadrca6b011 : IN AIMCAT 04, 83 MARKS AMOUNT TO WHAT PERCENTILE ?
kapilbhandari : 66.6


categoryguy : SC ASPIRANT AIMING AT 90% AND ABOVE WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A CALL FROM FMS AND CONVERTING GIVEN THE CANDIDATE HAS GOOD PROFILE?
asim : Excellent chances.


aspirant : GOOD SOURCE FOR FOREIGN PHRASES FOR IIFT?
swapnila : Please check the vocab book uploaded on your SHP


sahil : I HAVE FILLED THE XAT FORM AND CHOSEN THE COURSES IN XAT FORM BUT IS THERE ANY SEPARATE REGISTRATION TO BE DONE FOR XLRI JAMSHEDPUR
shivabhaskaran : Yes ,in XLRI programs if u r opting then extra of 300 for each program


rashmi : PREVIOUS PAPERS ARE ENOUGH FOR LAST DAYS PREPRATION IS IT GOOD ?
vinnayraj : they are not enough but it is a good idea to go though them..revision of topics if necessary,fine tuning strategy,observing and rectifying repeatedly made errors,sectional tests,practicing different sets of di,lr and rc are a few of the other things that you can do..


priyanka : SIR, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PGDM AND PGDM(FINANCE) IN IMT
asim : In the first one you can opt for specialization of your choice later on, where as in the latter the specialization would be finance.


aspirant : IN LAST 2 WEEKS, SHALL I SPEND MORE TIME ON TAKING MOCKS OR SOLVING SECTIONALS?
anagha : Take mock test and sectional test , both.


jb : I HAVE MY NMAT NEXT WEEK. I AM SCORING 120-150 IN MY NMAT MOCK TESTS ONLY. ANY LAST MINUTE SUGGESTION FOR IMPROVEMENT WILL BE GREAT
anagha : Need to improve your score. Its a speed test, so take fast decisions, There is no negative marking, so start attempting every question in less than a minute, don't spend more time per question. So that you can attempt more questions. All the best


v : SIR, IS THE MBA MONTHLY MAGAZINE ENOUGH FOR GK PREPARATION GOR IIFT?
kapilbhandari : This will help a lot, but it's not enough. You should also prepare from a year book. GK is never ending.


shailu : I CANT FIND ANSWER TO MY QUESTION
asim : Answered check


singh : AT THIS STAGE WAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL SECTIONAL TEST/SAMCATS/OTHER QUESTION/REVISION AND WHAT SHOULD BE DAILY SCHEDULE?
pradip : You may prefer SAMCATs because it help in building your stamina for the 180 mins CAT paper. The difficulty level is at par with CAT. At the same time revision is equally important.


gkaur12 : SIR.IF I AM CONSTANTLY SCORING IN THE RANGE OF 50-60 PERCENTILE..WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY FOR? IS THERE ANY CHANCE FOR GIM, DSE OR FORE?
asim : If you belong to general category then IFMR CHENNAI,NIRMA,WELINGKAR MUMBAI/BANG,BIMTECH NOIDA, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, XIME BANG,AMRITA COIMBATORE, CHRIST BANGALORE, SIBM HYD, SSBF PUNE are some options


amit9446 : WHAT ABOUT GREAT LAKES CHENNAI, IS IT WORTH OF APPLYING AND PERSUING MBA ?
anagha : Yes. Category A Bschool as per our ranking and worth applying.


gkaur12 : SIR, SHOULD I APPLY FOR SCMHRD/SIIB IF I AM AN AVERAGE SCORER?
kapilbhandari : As such it is difficult to compare like this, as SNAP is a relatively easier exam than CAT. However you still need to be more than average in SNAP to get a call from SCMHRD and SIIB.


sahil : SIR WILL U ANSWER MY QUESTIONS OR NOT PLZ SEE BELOW
asim : 4 of your questions have already been answered, please check the chat transcript


nick : SIR I M ABLE TO SCORE 75-80 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT'S. HOW MUCH I CAN EXPECT IN CAT?
vinnayraj : in an optimistic scenario around 85-90 and even beyond if all goes well on the d day..keep working hard and revise concepts ,make necessary changes to strategy and most importantly stay positive and stay focused..you will do well..all the best!!!


aspirant : ALSO HOW MANY MOCKS BEFORE IIFT WOULD YOU ADVISE?
shivabhaskaran : Maximum number of mocks possible


gkaur12 : WHICH SOURCE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR STUDYING STATIC GK? WHICH ALL TOPICS ARE IMPORTANT FOR IIFT?
kapilbhandari : Already answered.


ab : ARE QUESTIONS FROM THE SAMPLE PAPER BIT OF SAME IN ACTUAL EXAM?
kapilbhandari : The style might be same, but not the questions. They have put a disclaimer there.


ashish12 : WHY ARE YOU NOT ANSWERING ?? BAD EXPERIENCE
gautam : 8 of your questions have been answered. Unfair accusation.


jj : IS THE BM PROGRAM OF XLRI GOOD?
vinnayraj : very good...


alex : WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO?... SCORING 98+ IN AIMCATS... CAT15 WAS 98.06
kapilbhandari : If you keep up the good work, then go for top 25. Good Luck :)


jj : HOW MUCH DOES ONE NEED TO SCORE IN XAT TO GET IN XLRI
pradip : BM- 96 Percentile ( with sectional cutoffs ) HRM- Overall 94.4 Percentile ( with sectional cutoffs )


jay : SIR I'M WEAK IN QUANT SECTION, I LACK IN BASICS, PLEASE SUGGEST ME PATH TO ACHIEVE HIGHER LEVEL
vjs : 1. Knowing Basics or concepts is the first step, then practise. 2.Its ultimately skills that is most important key to the competitive exams. 3. start form basic study material and refresh the concepts then work on CRTs,QAREs,QATs..and will gain lot of confidence .QUICK and ACCURACY is the mantra


wannabetopper : SIR WHAT IS THE AIMCAT SCORE RANGE(WITH S.DEVIATION OF 5) CORRESPONDING TO A 99%ILE ?
pradip : No correlation between absolute score and percentile.Percentile is relative performance it depends heavily on difficulty level.


sristy : WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR MDI FOR OBC CATEGORY?
kapilbhandari : There is no reservation in MDI. cut off is around 95 %tile


nick : SIR WHAT COULD BE THE NECESSARY CHANGES THAT CAN BE MADE TO THE PREP STRATEGY?
vinnayraj : make a careful study of the mistakes you make in the test and observe the choice of questions..if you are spending time on very difficult questions and thereby missing the easy questions make sure you cut down heavily on that,pay attention to the silly errors and errors in reading the information which cost you dearly,see if you are setting an approximate time to be spent on different types of questions and compare the actual implementation..


arka : COLLEGES WILL EXTEND THEIR APPLY WINDOW?
kapilbhandari : If you are waiting for that then be prepared for a surprise. You should not wait for such chances.


v : SIR IDEALLY HOW MANY SETS SHOULD ONE BE ABLE TO DO IN DI/LR IN CAT? IN AIMCATS, I AM ABLE TO DO ONLY 3 OR 4 SETS WHEN AIMCATS ARE MODERATE.
anagha : If paper is easy then you have to solve more sets. Entirely depends on level of difficulty.


akanksha : GOOD EVENING SIR,THE RC PASSAGES IN IIFT EXAM ARE TOO LONG TO READ....WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY FOLLOWED WHILE ATTEMPTING THEM AS THE QUESTIONS ASKED REQUIRES A THROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT
gautam : Skim thru the passage. It will help you form an estimation of the subject matter. Look at the questions and mentally select the ones that you would like to attempt. Go back and read, picking up data that would help you answer these questions. Do not do selective reading of the passage. That might cause you problems.


mba2016 : MICA SHOULD BE CONSIDERED OR NOT FOR FRESHERS ?
kapilbhandari : If you are interested in Media, PR, Advr, then you should apply. They consider freshers.


kj : FOR XLRI JAMSHEDPUR,IS FILLING OF XAT FORM SUFFICIENT OR NEED TO APPLY SEPARATELY..I FILLED THE COURSE CHOICE IN THE XAT FORM?
kapilbhandari : You have to apply separately.


naina : SIR, MY WEAK AREA IS QUANT.WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE?
vjs : 1. Knowing Basics or concepts is the first step, then practise. 2.Its ultimately skills that is most important key to the competitive exams. 3. start form basic study material and refresh the concepts then work on CRTs,QAREs,QATs..and will gain lot of confidence .QUICK and ACCURACY is the mantra. Along with the topics completed in class, revise your basics and strengthen your concepts. solve questions from practice papers to improve your Attempts in all AIMCATS.


naina : SIR,HOW TO SCORE HIGH IN IIFT AND NMAT??
kapilbhandari : By practice, practice and practice.


abhay : MY BEST 5 AIMCAT %ILES ARE 97, 92, 89, 85, AND 84. WHAT %IL CAN I EXPECT IN CAT AND ALSO SHOUL I APPLY FOR FMS? AND WHAT %ILE CAN I EXPECT IN ACTULA CAT
prajnanray : Definitely you are good enough for a 99+


carol : SIR, IS THERE ANY RESERVATION FOR SC IN MDI GURGAON?
asim : No


gkaur12 : IS GREAT LAKES BETTER THAN COLLEGES LIKE SIBM HYD AND NMIMS BENGALURU?
gautam : Yes.


alex : WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING IN THESE TWO WEEKS? WRITING IIFT AND CAT... SHOULD MY PREPARATION CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK AND THE WEEK LATER?
vinnayraj : revision of key topics and weak areas,take samcats once in three or two days if possible along with the couple of aimcats,sectional tests and random questions..your preparation intensity should gradually come down in the last week as you need to conserve full energy for the d day and have to be ultra fresh for ideas to click...most importantly stay positive throughout..


naina : SIR I NEED TO KNOW THE PREPARATION STRATEGY FOR IIFT,NMAT AND XAT?
swapnila : Apart from what you have done for CAT , you would have to focus a bit more on vocab for all the other exams. Apart from that XAT and IIFT have additional sections which would require preparation.


sahil : I HAVE FILLED THE COURSES IN XAT BUT I AM ASKING FOR IS THERE SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR XLRI JAMSHEDPUR
kapilbhandari : Yes.


jb : WHAT ARE THE CUT OFFS FOR SICSR,SIMC,SIMS IN SNAP?
shivabhaskaran : less than 80 percentile


cat2016 : I JUST GAVE NMAT. I AM NOT TOO SURE IF I CAN SCORE ABOVE 210. SHOULD I APPLY FOR RETAKE STRAIGHTAWAY?
swapnila : Might help , however it is a call you have to take.Make sure you have sufficient time to prepare and work on your weaknesses before the next attempt


kuku : CAN U PLEASE GIVE IIFT SECTIONWISE BREAK UP?
pradip : Please go through http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/page.php?id=58


sahil : DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF XAT COMPARED TO CAT
swapnila : Almost at par , just that XAT also has additional sections which would require different preparation.


naina : SOLVING PREVIOUS YEARS PAPERS OF IIFT AND XAT WOULD BE OF ANY HELP?WHAT SHOULD BE THE PREPARARTION STRATEGY FOR OMETS?
prajnanray : Yes. It's sort of mandatory if one wants to do well in a particular test.


123 : GOOD EVENING TEACHERS.
prajnanray : H! What's your query?


shiv : HI SIR ALSO WANTED TO KNOW HOW GOOD IS THE IBS?
swapnila : The answers would depend on the other colleges you are interested in applying.


kuku : WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES APPEARING FOR IIFT?
pradip : 50,000+


dgs : IS IT WORTH APPLYING TO SNAP . COZ I FEEL THE COST IS HIGH !!
swapnila : Depends on your priorities and which are the other colleges you are targeting.


rashmi : SIR HOW MUCH I CAN EXPECT IN REAL CAT AM GETTING 60 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS ?
ramachandran : An improvement by upto 20 percentile is definitely possible


123 : I WANT TO KNOW WHAT ALL TOPICS ARE IMPORTANT FOR NMAT IN QUANT?
anagha : All the topics are required. We can never guess what topics would be covered and what not. All the best.


kushagr : I USED TO SCORE CONSISTENTLY 97-99 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS.BUT DURING THE LAST 2-3 MOCKS SCORES HAVE FALLEN , I SCREW UP ONE SECTION OR THE OTHER AND COMPLETELY SCREWED UP THE AIMCAT 1703(THE TOUGHEST ONE). FLUCTUATIONS DURING THIS LAST MONTH ARE TAKING A TOLL ON MY MORALE.SO ANY ADVICE ON THAT WOULD REALLY HELP.
vinnayraj : dont read too much into the dip in scores(they could have happened due to various reasons like you having an off day,fewer candidates taking the test,pressure building as the exam is nearing,you putting too much pressure to even go a notch higher or simply being human) and since you have been consistently scoring in the range of 97-99 you should be extremely positive about your chances..most important for you is to stay positive and believe in yourself,at the same time analyze why your scores went down.is it failure of strategy or exhaustion due to taking too many tests..if you are making mistakes try to rectify them..i am sure you will do exceedingly well.. all the best!!


lhp2017 : I HAVEN'T ATTEMPTED ANY IIFT MOCKS TILL NOW SO WOULD IT BE A GOOD STRATEGY TO SOLELY FOCUS ON IIFT, THE COMING WEEK? DOM
swapnila : You might not have any other choice.Though a middle path would be better.


mba : HOW WILL U RATE THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF AIMCAT 1709 AS COMPARED TO ACTUAL CAT
ramachandran : It might be useful not to speculate regarding the difficulty level of CAT


thereyouwent : SIR, CAN YOU TELL ME THE LAST DATES FOR REGISTRATION OF SOME OF MBA COLLEGES IN THE TOP 10 AND AAA RANGE OF THE TIME RANKINGS?
kapilbhandari : You can find that in your SHP.


tan : 220 MARKS IN NMAT...WHAT CAN I EXPECT??
prajnanray : NMIMS Mumbai


asawari : SIR MY WEAK AREA IS VA-RC, PLEASE SUGGEST HOW CAN I IMPROVE IT DURING THESE 2 WEEKS...?
swapnila : Please mention the exam.


adit7834 : IF AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS IN RANGE OF 96+-1 THAN IS IT WORTH APPLYING FOR SPJAIN IF HAVING NO WORK EX. DO FRESHERS HAVE CHANCE OF CLEARING CALL FROM IT IF HAVE ENOUGH PERCENTILE?
prajnanray : Meet an FM at your TIME centre


6t001 : WHAT STRATEGY OF QUESTION ATTEMPTING I HAVE TO FOLLOW DURING IIFT EXAM?
pradip : Ideal time allocation...already answered. Please go through the analysis of IIFT-2015 http://www.time4education.com/IIFT-2015-Analysis.asp


v : SIR IS MDI MURSHIDABAD AS GOOD AS MDI GURGAON?
prajnanray : Definitely not!


thereyouwent : CAN YOU GIVE US SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF CAT AND OTHER EXAMS FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS?
ramachandran : More of the same good work, really


pb : WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF IBSAT WHEN COMPARED TO THAT OF CMAT, MAT AND SNAP?
ramachandran : Relatively more straightforward.


saransh : HOW ISB INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
prajnanray : The best, perhaps


1 : I AM NOT ABLE TO SOLVE QUESTIONS IN AIMCATS, HOWEVER LATER I AM ABLE TO SOLVE THOSE QUESTIONS, HOW TO IMPROVE ON THAT?
anagha : Write exam more confidently, you are able to solve later , you know the concepts well just take fast decisions in the exam.


mba : MY PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS HAS NOT BEEN DECENT TILL NOW WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY FOR THE LAST 10 DAYS ..I WANT ADMISSION IN THE NEXT BACH ..I HAVE A DROPPED YEAR
ramachandran : Identify your strong areas and become even stronger in those. Put in a fair amount of efforts even in areas where you have decent comfort level


abhay : SIR PLEASE REPLY. JUSTONE QUES
prajnanray : Answered. Check


6t001 : ALSO MY ACCURACY IN RC IS POOR(AROUND 50%). WHAT STRATEGY I HAVE TO FOLLOW FOR PREPARATION IN THESE LAST DAYS?
ramachandran : More - and quality - reading will only help you.


anmol0894 : HELLO SIR..WHICH PAST YEAR PAPERS SHOULD WE DEFINITEY DO?
vinnayraj : you can look at most of the papers available on your student home page from the year 2000 to 2008..


salo : KJ SOMAIYA APPROX CUTOFF THROUGH CAT?
prajnanray : 80


sahil : HOW IS SP JAIN COLLEGE COMPARED TO IIMS AND WHERE U WILL KEEP IT
feroz : SP Jain is one of the top b-schools in India. Plz refer to TIME B-School categorization for more details http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/About-MBA/Why-MBA?#


anmol0894 : WHICH PAST YEAR PAPERS SHOULD WE DEFINITELY DO FOR CAT?
anagha : Previous 8-10 CAT papers .


ronit : BY READING THESE, I'M GETTING VERY DEPRESSED, I SCORE VERY LESS IN AIMCATS, MY MAXIMUM PERCENTILE WAS 56, MAX SCORE WAS 72(SAME AIMCAT) I NEVER PREPARED FROM BASICS, NOW I'VE STARTED QUANT FROM BASICS BUT IT'S VERY LESS TIME REMAINED.
ramachandran : Do not worry, as worrying will never help. We wish you the very, very best


dgs : MY RAW SCORE IN AIM CAT RANGES FROM 85-110. HOW MUCH IS NEEDED IN FMS FOR OBC
prajnanray : Depends on the difficulty level. However, roughly it's 125-140


srv : GOODEVNG SIR., I SCORED 34 IN TIME IIFT . HOW WILL YOU RATE THIS SCORE ? AND PLEASE TELL ME HOW MANY IIFT MOCKS WILL BE PROVIDED BY TIME AND WHAT SHOULD BE IDEAL TIME BREAK UP FOR EACH SECTIONS?
pradip : Good ..keep it up. OMET1001706 - On the pattern of IIFT OMET1001707 - On the pattern of IIFT OMET1001708 - On the pattern of IIFT (All India Mock) OMET1001709 - On the pattern of IIFT (Online)


mba : GOOD AT VARC BUT SCORES KEEP FLUCTUATING ..WHAT SHULD I DO
prajnanray : Attempt less but accurately


akshita : HELLO SIR! RC SECTION HAS BEEN MY STRONG POINT AND I HAVE MAINTAINED AN ACCURACY OF 70-80 PERCENT IN THE AIMCATS. BUT THE PAPER PENCIL FORMAT OF IIFT MAKES ME WORRIED AS I AM NOT USED TO SOLVING PASSAGES LIKE THIS. ANY TIP?
prajnanray : Practise a few such papers before taking the test


jaan : SIR PLZ TELL ME STRATEGY 4 PREPARTIONS 4 IIFT WHICH SECTION SHOULD I FOCUS MORE
ramachandran : Optimal preparation is always a good thing to do


abc : I AM CONFUSED WHAT TO DO IN LAST DAYS. WHETHER TO SOLVE LAST YEAR PAPERS IN TIME BOUND MANNER OR SOLVE AIMCATS AGAIN IN TIME BOUND MANNER OR REVISE CONCEPTS FROM BOOKLET AND SOLVE MARKED QUESTIONS? ALSO, SAMCATS ARE PENDING FOR ME.
ramachandran : A judicious mix of all the three will only help you.


sahil : HOW IS SP JAIN COLLEGE COMPARED TO IIMS AND WHERE U WILL KEEP IT PLZ ANSWER FAST
ramachandran : It is indeed a very good B School. Please refer to the B School ranking on your home-page


a : SIR I AM GETTING 30% IN MOCK TEST.I AM WORRIED BEFORE 10 DAYS OF EXAM.WHAT SHOULD I DO?
ramachandran : Work in a focused manner with a cool head and lots of self-belief


mahi72 : HOW CAN I CRACK CMAT? FOR CMAT ANY SPECIAL ADVICE FROM YOU?
anagha : Except for the section on Logical Reasoning and GK, all the other sections of CMAT get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. In LR you need to practise for Coding & Decoding, Symbols & Notations and missing numbers in the figures, Analytical puzzles , Deductions, Input / Output, Decision Making and Venn Diagrams, visual reasoning.


abhi : @ VINAY RAJ , SIR I HAVE BEEN SCORING JUST 45- 50 MARKS IN AIMCATS..WHAT WOULD B MY PERCENTILE IN CAT? AND STRATEGY TO IMPROVE
vinnayraj : you can easily score around 10-15(or even higher if all goes well on the d day) percentile points higher than your average aimcat percentile.make sure you are through with atleast the fundamentals of all the concepts(as this will help you solve the easy questions regardless of which concept they come from)..also take the tests in the same slot that you will be taking and analyze them..observe the mistakes you commit repeatedly and try to avoid them..also make sure you are practicing a good number of sets from di,lr,rc and parajumbles..


donald_trump : HOW MUCH MINIMUM MARKS DO I NEED IN EACH SECTION TO GET INTO IIFT ?
pradip : http://www.time4education.com/IIFT-2015-Analysis.asp


gaurav : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES MY QUESTION IS THAT HOW MANY HOURS TO PREPARE DAILY FOR CAT AS IN FUTURE I WILL BE GIVING CAT 2017 AS I WILL START PREPARING FOR CAT IN JANUARY AFTER MY SEMESTER EXAMS.ALSO WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY FOR CRACKING CAT?
vjs : There are nothing like number of hours. Using the AIMCAT analysis, you must analyse your strengths and weaknesses and plan your preparation accordingly, and You need to keep preparing till you are confident on the topic, and then keep revising regualarly.


1 : WHAT ALL TOPICS SHALL I FOCUS ON IN VA
swapnila : Which exam?


sahil : WHERE IS SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR XLRI JAMSHEDPUR IS TO BE DONE PLZ ANSWER FAST
feroz : http://www.xlri.ac.in/about/about-admission-procedure.aspx


chaitra : HELLO, DOES IT HELP IF IM ATTEMPTING LESS NUMBER OF QUESTIONS WITH HIGH ACCURACY? WHAT SHOULD BE THE NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS IN THE ACTUAL CAT EXAM FOR EACH SECTION?
ramachandran : A good balance between accuracy and the number of attempts will help. Do not go overboard with one or the other


rishi : AIMCAT PERCENTILE HOVERING AROUND 65-70. HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT IN CAT?
prajnanray : 85-90 is achievable


donald_trump : MY PERCENTILES IN AIMCAT ARE LIKE 94,93,97,92 ETC...HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT IN CAT ?
anagha : 97 plus is achievable. All the best


viraat : MY AVERAGE AIMCAT %ILE IS AROUND 82-83%ILE. WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THESE LAST DAYS TO REACH 90%ILE+ PLEASE HELP!!
ramachandran : More efforts in a systematised manner will help you. Good luck .


mba : ANY TIPS FOR REDUCING WRONG ATTEMPTS IN VARC SECTION?
swapnila : Which exam?


srv : SIR MY BEST 5 AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE 88, 84 ,82, 79 76. HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT ? ALTBOUGH I AM ABLE YO SOLVE AROUND 85% QUESTIONS DURING ANALYSIS. CONCEPT IS NOT THE ISSUE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW SIR.
pradip : As high as 95...even more !! Try to finish the SAMCATs available on your SHP as max as possible followed by analysis. Proper scanning of paper, as per your strength help you to maximise your score.


drcc6y027 : ARE SAMCATS 16 AND 17 MORE TOUGH AS COMPARED TO ACTUAL CAT?
pradip : No...at par with CAT.


abc : MY AIMCATS PERCENTILE VARIED FROM 71 TO 85 PERCENTILE. THE LATEST AIMCAT I SCORED 85 PERCENTILE BUT IN DI I WAS ON EDGE TO CLEAR THE CUT OFF. I GOT NERVOUS WHEN 2 SETS IN A ROW CREATED A STUCK UP FOR ME. PLEASE SUGGEST WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY IN LEFT DAYS?
vinnayraj : most importantly dont panic if you find the test too difficult as the required cutoff is going to be significantly lower as compared to what is required in an easier test..spend a little more time on sets when you find the section to be very difficult..keep practicing and revise the basics of a few areas where you are lacking..take samcats and sectional tests...


6t001 : MY ACCURACY IS POOR IN RC AROUND 50%. ALSO I REQUIRE AT LEAST 20 MIN TO SOLVE 1 RC. SO WHAT STRATEGY I HAVE TO FOLLOW DURING IIFT AND CAT EXAM AS WELL AS FOR PREPARATION IN THESE LAST DAYS?
swapnila : Focus on non-RC questions.Since the number of attempts are low , be careful about choosing the right kind of passage which could improve your accuracy.You could use your subject comfort and the question type as parameters for doing the same.


sheetal : TIPS FOR IIFT GK ?
ramachandran : Newspapers. Manorama Year Book . Our monthly magazines


kuku : DOES IIFT HAVE DIFERENTIAL MARKING OR ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL WAITAGE?
pradip : READING COMPREHENSION (4 Passages: 16 Q - 1 mark each) AND VERBAL ABILITY (20 Q - 0.75 mark each) GENERAL AWARENESS (28 Q - 0.5 mark each) QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (22 Q - 1 mark each) LOGICAL REASONING (20 Q – 0.75 mark each) AND DATA INTERPRETATION (18 Q – 1 mark each)


sheetal : SNAP IS BETTER OR XAT ?
ramachandran : These are exams . It is not appropriate to describe them as better or worse


harshita : PLEASE TELL ME BEST STRATEGY TO SCORE WELL IN NMAT
anagha : Its a speed test, so take fast decisions, There is no negative marking, so start attempting every question in less than a minute, don't spend more time per question. Good luck


aaa : WERE THE LAST 3 AIMCATS ACTUALLY TOUGH OR I WAS NOT ABLE TO DO THEM WELL?
ramachandran : Your percentiles will explain the situation accurately. If there is no dip in it, then it is okay.


yuvi : MY AIMCAT CAT PERCENTILE IS ALWAYS AROUND 85-90..HOW MUCH PERCENTILE I MAY GET IN REAL CAT..SHOULD I FILL MDI OR FMS OR BOTH?
vinnayraj : usually students score higher in the cat compared to their average aimcat percentile and it could be significantly higher if all goes well on the day..there are chances that you will clear the cutoff for the mentioned colleges(better chance in mdi)..if you believe in yourself and continue working hard and stay focused you can apply..


dgs : HOW TO IMPROVE IN VARC SECTION FOR CAT
swapnila : Focus on verbal reasoning questions in the next 2 days. Also writing more RC tests would help in improving your RC performance.


vishnu : HI SIR IM NOT GOOD IN RC TOPICS PHILOSOPHY,PSYCHOLOGY,SOCIOALOGY ETC...EVERYDAY I AM READING THE ARTICLES ON THESE TOPICS. STILL I AM UNABLE TO ATTEMPT QUESTIONS AS EXPECTED. WHETHER I CAN IMPROVE THOSE AREAS IN THESE 15 DAYS OR IS IT BETTER TO LEAVE THEM
ramachandran : The call on doing the passage or leaving it will need to be based on a variety of reasons including the complexity of the passage etc.


pranjal : WHICH SAMCAT (SAMCAT NO.) SHOULD BE GIVEN ON TIME WEBSITE, WHICH ARE AS SIMILAR AS CAT?
pradip : All SAMCATs are equally good and very near to actual CAT.


abc : IS SOLVING IIFT PAPERS FROM 2008-2015 TIME BOUND WORTH OF TIME? OR SHOULD I JST SOLVE IIFT MOCK BY TIME TO GET AN IDEA?
anagha : Yes, solve earlier IIFT papers and our mock papers also. Good Luck


jg : SIR, I GOT 186 IN NMAT FIRST ATTEMPT. SHOULD I GIVE A RETAKE? ANY SCOPE OF IMPROVEMENT? TIPS PLEASE.
asim : Take a retest only if you are sure of improving your performance. Figure out which areas are troubling you by analyzing your mocks performance and take corrective action.


abc : FOR IIFT GK...I AM JST FOCUSSING ON BUSINESS AND ECONOMY RELATED STATIC AND CURRENT TOPICS. IS IT ENOUGH TO CLEAR THE CUT OFF?
kapilbhandari : It will never be enough. The more you prepare, the better it is.


aaa : MY BEST SCORES : 82 88 88 93 %ILE IN AIMACT .... WHAT TO EXPECT IN CAT?
vinnayraj : hope your other scores arent too low compared to these five..in an optimistic scenario 95+ percentile..realistically it should atleast a 90+ percentile...keep working hard..all the best!!


aaa : MY BEST SCORES : 82 88 88 93 %ILE IN AIMACT .... WHAT TO EXPECT IN CAT ?
vinnayraj : answered check..


harkaran : SIR MY BEST SCORES IN AIMCAT ARE 95 95 91 92 90 WHAT CAAN I EXPECT AND PLZ SUGGEST COLLEGES
ramachandran : High 90s is a distinct possibility


nv : SIR , HOW IS WORK EXPERIENCE COUNTED , IS IT TILL THE TIME WE JOIN COLLEGE OR TILL THE TIME WE APPLY FOR EXAM
vinnayraj : it is usually till the month of august of the year in which you apply which is taken into consideration for working out the weightage given to work experience in the initial stage of giving calls..but in the interview you could be asked about your work experience till the day of the interview..


kuku : THANK YOU ALL FACULTY..GREAT JOB! :)
pradip : Welcome! All the best!!


abc : STATISTICS AND OBQ CAN BE LEFT IN QUANT??
kapilbhandari : These are direct Qs, if they come. So you spend some time on these topics.


rjt : HELLO SIR/MA'M, HOW TO PREPARE FOR IIFT KEEPING IN MIND IT IS MORE SPEED INTENSIVE ?
pradip : OMETs for IIFT question papers question papers are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actual IIFT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers. OMET1001706 - On the pattern of IIFT OMET1001707 - On the pattern of IIFT OMET1001708 - On the pattern of IIFT (All India Mock) OMET1001709 - On the pattern of IIFT (Online)


6t001 : IS THESE TWO WEEKS WHICH IS BETTER TO REVISE OR TO PRACTICE NEW QUESTION?
pradip : Revise the concept, technique, set of skills learnt so far. Try to finish maximum of the full length MOCK Test i.e SAMCATs.


6t001 : IS THESE TWO WEEKS WHICH IS BETTER TO REVISE OR TO PRACTICE NEW QUESTION?
feroz : Both. Apportion time judiciously


abhi : @ VINAY RAJ , I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SOLVE ATLEAST 2 QUESTIONS IN QUANTZ WITHOUT PEN AND PAPER.. HOW DO WE IMPROVE THE LOGIC OF CHAPTERS LIKE THE LOGIC U USE.. DOES IT COME FROM MORE PRATICE OR MORE UNDERSTANDING FROM ONE QUESTION?
vinnayraj : it comes from a combination of a thorough understanding of the concepts and hours of practice..even though there are alternate approaches to many questions ,some questions have to be solved methodically..so keep working on the concepts and practice solving different types of questions everyday and if possible try to come up with better alternate solutions...you will improve with practice..so continue with your hard work..


1 : GK IN IIFT WOULD BE MORE FOCUSED ON STATIC OR CURRENT?
kapilbhandari : These days Current has more importance.


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