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

dlca7ab95 : ICFAI HYD , MUMBAI REVIEWS ?
bharat : Hyd campus is way better than Mumbai campus... even though Hyd campus has large class size - 1053, fee at 13.7 lakh; avg pay at 6.7 lakh


sharath12 : MBA VS MTECH, WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENCE IN CAREER?
ankur : MBA will typically offer you managerial roles. MTech will offer you technical roles.


sharath12 : AVERAGE SALARY AT FMS DELHI?
ankur : you can read more here - http://www.fms.edu/?q=node/1585


sharath12 : I HAVE BAD ACADEMIC PROFILE CAN I MAKE IT TO THE IIMS
asim : Yes, as long as you do very well in CAT followed by GD/WAT/PI rounds. All the best.


: HELLO! I AM AN ENGINEERING STUDENT AND A FRESHER. MY QUESTION IS WHETHER BEING A FRESHER, IN MBA PLACEMENTS AS WELL AS CURRICULUM, WILL I BE AT LOSS?
ankur : some companies will not short list you but some will only short list only people like you so the advantages and the disadvantages kind of cancel out each other. curriculum wise yes, because people with work ex can normally correlate better but you can nullify that by going for internships while in college.


sharath12 : ARE THERE SECTIONAL CUTOFFS AT ALL THE IIMS
ankur : yes


hycc7we31 : HI I AM UNABLE TO ACCESS ANY SECTIONAL TEST NOR AIMCATS NOR SAMCATS .I CANNOT REACH TO NEAREST TIME CENTRE AS I STAY IN OUTSKIRTS .JHENCE CAN YOU PLEASE HELP .PLEASE FIND MY ID HYCC7WE31
ankur : please write with the same information to info@time4education.com


sharath12 : I AM A FRESHER CAN I GET ADMISSION INTO IIMS
ankur : yes. IIMs welcome freshers too.


ajca7a013 : I HAVE A MARGINALLY IRREGULAR PROFILE. WILL I BE ABLE TO CONVERT ANY IIM'S
param : what do you mean marginally irregular ? Generally if your acads are poor then you need to perform very well in CAT to get an IIM call.


aashish : IN MBA WHICH IS THE BEST FIELD TO CHOSE MARKETING,FINANCE,IT,HT..
asim : You can choose any of them based on your interest, aptitude and long term career goals. All of these specialisations would offer excellent career opportunities.


gdca7a048 : FOR CAREER IN EQUITY MARKET WHAT IS GOOD OPTION MBA OR CFA?
ankur : mba offers finance plus organisational insights. cfa is only finance. many people go for both. try mba now and specialise in finance in mba. then later do your cfa for even more specialisation in finance.


hycc7we31 : HI I WILL GET A SEAT IN OU AND HCU. CAN I JOIN ONE OF THEM AND APPEAR FOR CAT 2017
ankur : yes. that could be worth a shot.


dlcb7ad42 : WHAT IS BETTER TO DROP AN YEAR AFTER YOUR GRADUATION AND GET INTO MBA OR FIRST GET WORK EXPERIENCE AND THEN DO MBA ?
rajeshsaraf : It depends primarily on one's interests. Both (being freshers or having work experience) have their own pluses.


cjca7a378 : I DO NOT HAVE MUCH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES TO SHOW WHAT SHOULD I DO TO COMPENSATE FOR IT
rajeshsaraf : That (extra curricular activities part) is a very small percentage (less than 1%) of the entire scheme of things related to preparation for CAT. The major part is written test. At this stage, you need to concentrate more on this aptitude.


dlca7ac02 : HI,I'M AVIIRAL
ankur : hello, please ask your question


aashish : IN MBA WHICH SUBJECT IS BEST MARKETING,HR,IT,FINANCE...
ankur : no one subject is best. choose based on your interest. study everything in the first year and you can choose your specialisation in the second year according to your interest and aptitude.


bhcc7we03 : I PRESENTLY HAVE 1 YEAR OF WORK EXPERIENCE IN A REPUTED SOFTWARE FIRM. I HOWEVER WISH TO BREAK INTO FINANCE (INVESTMENT BANKING, PRIVATE EQUITY, AND HEDGE FUNDS). IS MBA THE BEST (AND POSSIBLY THE ONLY) CAREER OPTION?
ankur : best option yes.


hycc7we31 : CAN I APPEAR CAT 2017 AFTER GETTING ADMITTED TO MBA IN OU OR HCU
param : yes


r007 : BIMTECH NODIA EXPECTED CUT OFF AND PLACEMENTS
asim : Around 70 percentile ( for PGDM core ), avg salary in past was around 7 lacs p.a.


dlca7o054 : IS WORK EXPERIENCE VERY NECESSARY TO GET INTO IIMS?
param : No. Freshers can apply.


dlcb7ad42 : I AM A GRADUATE IN BCOM(HONS) FROM DELHI UNIVERSITY AND I HAVE INTERESTS IN DESIGNING .WHICH FIELD SHOULD I SPECIALISE IN ?
ankur : could you please be more specific as to which designing are you interested in ?


dlca7a197 : ARE STUDENTS FROM COMMERCE STREAM PREFERRED OVER SCIENCE STUDENTS?
ankur : good students from all streams are preferred. commerce students are less in number than science students when applying so they are preferred to that extent. otherwise no preference.


gdca7a048 : I HAVE 4+ YEARS WORK EXP , IS THIS HELP IN ADMISSION IN GOOD COLLAGE, I AM LOOKING FOR MBA IN EQUITY FINANCE ?
param : The most important thing will be yr exam score and not years exp. There is some weightage of work ex but not very significant.


dlca7ac02 : I WANTED TO KNOW THE EXACT REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING SELECTED I THE IIM'S OR FMS? DO GRADUATION MARKS OR XIITH MARKS HAVE ANY WEIGHTAGE?
param : Yes they do have some weightage but the most important is the CAT score.


dlca7aa11 : DOES IIM B GIVES ADMISSION TO FRESHERS?
param : Yes. There are a few students from Pune who got into IIMB this year as freshers.


bfca7a032 : IS IT RIGHT TO GO FOR MBA WITHOUT WORKEXPERIENCE
ankur : try when you are in college. if you get through then join. otherwise pickup a job and continue trying.


adca7a065 : FOR A FRESHER, IS HAVING A INTERSHIP UNDER THEIR BELT A MUST?
param : No not necessary.


hycc7we31 : WILL THERE BE ANY INTERVIEW PROBLEMS AFTER ME JOINING OU OR HCU AND APPEAR FOR CAT 2017
param : No. Even if there is it can be easily handled.


hwcd7a345 : I AM THIS YEAR GRADUATION PASSOUT. SHOULD I GO FOR MBA THIS YEAR OR GAIN SOME SIGNIFICANT WORK EX AND THEN PERSUE MBA/EXECUTIVE MBA AFTERWARDS?
ankur : pick up a job and try for this year. if you are successful then join otherwise keep trying next year till you are successful.


dnca7a030 : GOOD EVENING.MY AIMCAT SCORE SO FAR ISN'T MORE THAN 60 AND I AM LOSING HOPE.CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST WHAT SHOULD I DO TO IMPROVE MY RESULT?
ankur : scores dont matter. percentile does. check that. find your weaknesses by analysing and then go from there.


pnca7a040 : I AM CURRENTLY DOING MY BE SIR, AND THE CAMPUS PLACEMENTS ARE SERVING AS A MAJOR MEDIUM FOR DEVIATION FROM MY CAT PREPARATION, PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.
ankur : please focus there too. getting a job can reduce pressure and than can improve your cat performance.


dlca7ag15 : IF A QUESTION IS ASKED IN AN INTERVIEW-WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF MBA..WHY ARE YOU PURSUING MBA? WHAT SHOULD WE ANSWER..WHAT THE INTERVIEWER EXPECTS US TO ANSWER?
ankur : please give your truthful and honest answer. there is not correct or standard answer. try it in a mock interview first!


bhca7a221 : I HAVE 3 YEARS WORK EXP.IS IT LATE FOR MBA?
param : No. You can do 2 year MBA even next year but once you cross 5 yrs better is 1 year executive MBA.


dlcb7ad42 : HOW SHOULD I DECIDE WHETHER I SHOULD DROP OR WORK BEFORE MBA ?
ankur : give cat in your final year. if you get through great otherwise pick up a job and prepare again till you are successful.


dlca7o054 : IS THERE ANY RESERVATION IN COLLEGES ACCEPTING STUDENTS THROUGH MHCET EXAMINATION? OR CAN A STUDENT OUTSIDE OF MAHARASHTRA MAKE IT TO COLLEGES LIKE JAM NAVAL BAJAJ?
satyaprakash : There is a minority, caste or language quota is most b-schools accepting the MH-CET score. JBIMS has reservations according to the prescribed guidelines. Go to the DTE website for b-school-wise details.


dlca7aa11 : I AM IN FINAL YEAR OF MY COLLEGE. I AM DOING B.SC. I DIDN'T DO ANY INTERNSHIPS, DOES THAT AFFECTS MY ADMISSION INTO IIMS?
param : No. Yr acads and CAT score are the only criteria for an interview call.


ajca7a013 : MY ACADEMICS ARE NOT POOR... I'M A 94% IN TENTH AND TWELFTH. IT'S JUST THAT MY GRADUATION PERCENT, I'M AFRAID WILL NOT BE AT PAR WITH MY PREVIOUS RESULTS.
satyaprakash : That will not pose any probelm as long as you have a good CAT score.


dlca7a197 : WHAT ROLE INTERSHIPS PLAY IN SELECTION TO IIMS ?
bharat : pretty little... more importantly, there could be a few interview questions on the learnings from such internships


dlcb7ad42 : HOW TO DETERMINE WE SHOULD CHOOSE IN MBA ?
ankur : choose based on studying everything in first year and interest and aptitude.


jdca7o015 : HOW DO ONE DECIDE WHETHER TO PURSE MBA RIGHT AFTER GRADUATION IF THEY HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT COMMERCE OR FINANCE OR ANYTHING ..BEING FROM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING BACKGROUND ?
rajeshsaraf : during MBA, those concepts related to Finance, commerce will be covered.


hyca7a045 : FOR HOW MANY MARKS IS THE CAT EXAM CONDUCTED
asim : 300, for MCQs 3 marks for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer, For NON MCQs 3 marks for correct answer and 0 for wrong answer


ngca7a649 : CAN I PUT FAMILY BUSINESS IN WORK EX? I 3 YRS EX?
prajnanray : Yes


dlca7aj59 : HOW EFFECTIVE ARE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT REPUTED FIRMS WHILE TAKING ADMISSION IN MBA?
bharat : already answered... as said earlier, they matter only based on learning from internships - not where you do.


jhca7a016 : I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF CERTIFICATES TO SUPPORT MY PROFILE. IS IT GOING TO HAMPER MY CHANCES OF CRACKING THE INTERVIEW ?
satyaprakash : No. Many students get into the IIMs without having a lot of additional certificates.


dlca7ar17 : IF I GET NEAR ABOUT 80 PERCENTILE IN CAT17 XAM, THEN I SHOULD DROP ONE YEAR AND PREPARE FOR CAT ONCE MORE OR SHOULD DO MBA WITH NORMAL COLLEGE
satyaprakash : For now, focus on getting as high a score as possible in CAT. Cross the bridge of whether you should drop a year when you come to it.


ajca7a013 : WHAT IS BETTER- AN EXECUTIVE MBA OR A REGULAR MBA?
param : Depends on yr work ex. If more than 5 then executive otherwise 2 year MBA ( Ideally 0-3 years)


bpca7a528 : EXTREMELY SORRY FOR ASKING IRRELEVANT QUESTION, PLEASE DO CONSIDER IT, MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE ARE 52.39, 56.73, 62.25,84.4 AND 45.35, PLEASE SUGGEST ME FOR PREPARATION OF CAT 2017,
satyaprakash : Meet a faculty at your centre for detailed guidance. This is not the forum for it. If you are unable to do so, go through our chat archives where you'll find many chats in which questions like yours have been answered.


aashish : WHICH STREAM HAS MORE PRACTICAL SUBJECT. I AM NOT SO GOOD IN THEORY SUBJECT
satyaprakash : All streams have a combination of theory & practical knowledge. Every practical action begins with a theory about it. Read about all the streams and make your own decision based on your skill-set, interest & likelihood to learn.


adca7a065 : VIEWS ON TAKING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS A SPECIALIZATION?
prajnanray : It's very good if you are interested


dlca7aa11 : DURING INTERVIEW PROCESS OF IIMS, DOES INTERNSHIPS GIVE ANY PERSON AN EDGE OVER SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T DO ANY?
satyaprakash : That depends on how well the person is able to leverage the internship.


dlca7a903 : COULD YOU SUGGEST THE BEST B SCHOOLS IN INDIA TO DO MBA IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS(MIB)?
prajnanray : IIFT Delhi


dlca7aje8 : I HAVE NOT YET STARTED PREPARATION FOR CAT .IS IT TOO LATE TO START
asim : No, there have been lot of students who secured admission into IIMs with 3-4 months of thorough preparation with T.I.M.E.classroom program.


dnca7a030 : IF I CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE IIMS WHAT OTHER GOOD OPTION ARE AVAILABLE?
prajnanray : Check b-school categorisation in your student home page


manish : I HAVE WEAK COMMUNICATION SKILLS, WHAT I SHOULD DO?
asim : Participate in extracurricular activities at college ( esp elocution, debate etc ), speak with friends and relatives in English. Attend VA/RC classes and work on the inputs shared by our faculty members.


ngca7a649 : I HAVE 59.8 IN GRAD...MY FRIEND IN IIM C SAID DON'T GO FOR FINANCE AS THEY LOOK FOR CONSISTENT PERFORMERS 90 IN ALL...IS THAT SO? WHAT WILL I MISS ON PLACEMENTS AND WHAT CAN STILL BE THERE UP FOR THE GRAB
ankur : i suggest you try. if it possible that you get through. just because it has not happened in the past does not not mean that it cannot happen in the future.


jrca7a043 : HOW IS IT GOING TO BE FRUITFUL FOR AN ENGINEERING GRADUATE TO DO MBA?
satyaprakash : Once you introspect and find out the reason for wanting to do an MBA, you'll get the answer to your question. And only you can answer it.


dlca7au39 : HOW MUCH TIME A AVERAGE STUDENT SHOULD STUDY TO GET ADMISSION IN REPUTED BSCHOOL.
prajnanray : That definitely depends on the intellectual capability of the student


dlca7ay35 : I AM A CA WHAT ARE ARRAYS OF PROFILE THAT COULD BE OFFERED TO ME AFTER COMPLETION OF MBA
ramnath : Finance is an obvious choice for most CAs after MBA. Many banks/financial firms pick CAs.


dlca7ac02 : I'M CONFUSED ABOUT DOING MY MBA FROM INDIA OR FROM ANY COUNTRY AMONG AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE & NEW ZEALAND. ALSO I DON'T HAVE ANY WORK-EX & I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AVERAGE AT MY ACADEMICS. HOW MUCH DOES THAT AFFECT MY CHANCES OF DOING AN MBA FROM ABROAD?
satyaprakash : For admission to a top-30 b-school abroad, you'll need to have good work experience to offset your average academics.


dlca7ar17 : AVERAGE SALARY OF COLLEGES AACEPTING 85 PERCENTILE SCORE IN CAT?
param : Difficult to say with certainty, but anywhere from 6-10 lacs.


bhca7a221 : MY OFFICE TIMING IS VERU ODD. ITS DIFFICULT TO MANAGE WITH STUDIES. SHOULD I QUIT MY JOB & PREPARE FOR EXAM?
bharat : do not quit... not a good time to quit; job market conditions are bad. We suggest you meet with TIME faculty to chalk out a prep plan. Do a prep plan exercise also - number of hours ou have on weekdays, weekends, strong & weak areas, degree of comfort in various test areas. BE mentally strong. Work hard. Do not be discouraged by failure - its part of life. Best wishes.


kxca7a525 : MY 12TH SCORES ARE REALLY VERY BAD, AND I HAVE DROPPED AN YEAR TO PREPARE FOR CAT AS I HAVE AN NON ENGG. BACKGROUND AND NEEDED TIME TO PREPAR.
satyaprakash : As long as you get a high %ile at CAT, it won't be an issue.


muca7a860 : WHICH EXAMS OTHER THAN CAT ARE PREFERABLE TO GIVE? I AM PLANNING TO GIVE NMAT, SNAP , XAT AND IIFT. SHOULD I GIVE ALL OR SKIP SOME?
param : do give all the exams. If interested in HR then write TISS as well.


abca7a001 : I AM AN ENGINEERING STUDENT AND HAVE COMPLETED TWO WORK FROM HOME INTERNSHIPS. WILL THIS HELP ME IN ANY WAY DURING PI?
satyaprakash : Sure. If it comes up or if you manage to bring it up and use it as a showcase of your abilities & skills.


manish : DOES I WOULD FACE PROBLEM IN PLACEMENT (IIM) IF I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE?
prajnanray : No


dlca7au39 : I BELONG TO NCOBC CATEGORY AND DONE B.COM(H) ,SO HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQ TO GET ADMMISSION IN REPUTED COLLEGES
bharat : top colleges -- at least 90%ile


hyca7a630 : I AM WILLING TO MAKE A CARRIER IN DERIVATIVES MARKET. IS MBA A VALID OPTION IN THIS CASE. AN IF YES, CAN YOU SUGGEST WHICH DOMAIN AND COLLEGE IS BEST SUITABLE FOR THIS
param : It is definitely a valid option. You need to choose finance in one of the top 10 colleges in India. For college list visit our website.


cjca7a378 : X-90% ,XII-87.6% GRADUATION-7.5 CGPA DO I HAVE A CHANCE FOR IIM'S
param : Yes provided you get a very high CA score, about 98 %le.


dlcc7s050 : I GRADUATED FROM AN ENGINEERING COLLEGE IN JUNE 2016. I WORKED IN A STARTUP FROM JUNE 16 TO DEC 16. SINCE JAN 17 I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN A DIFFERENT STARTUP. IS WORKING IN A STARTUP COUNTED AS WORK EXPERIENCE. MOREOVER I SWITCHED IN ONLY 6 MONTHS.
satyaprakash : As long as you worked full-time and have salary slips, as well as joining & relieving letters, yes!


dlca7ac02 : AMONG XAVIERS & SP JAIN & INDIA, & UNIVERSITIES OF SINGAPORE/AUSTRALIA(WHICH DON'T DEMAND A WORK-EX) WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOSE?
satyaprakash : Get a final selection to the b-schools you've mentioned & we'll guide you then.


hyca7a045 : IF I GET 65-70% IN CAT ,WILL I GET INTO A GOOD B SCHOOL
asim : No, if you belong to general category, i recommend you atleast aim at 80+ percentile ( to get into B-schools with good education and avg salary of around 8 lacs p.a. )


bhcb7a943 : WHICH CHOICE OF STREAM WILL HELP IN THE BEST WAY TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR?
bharat : too early to discuss this... also, first year in a core MBA is general - basics of all specialisations are taught; only in the second year, you need to pick a specialisation subject. In any case, you would get your comfort zones in a particular management specialisation by the end of first year. Dont be biased; what may interest you today may become your pet dislike subject tomorrow. Have an open mind.


ajca7a013 : IN WHICH FIELD A WORK FROM HOME INTERNSHIP IS MOST FRUITFUL...?
satyaprakash : The field in which you get to learn the maximum!


bhca7a221 : HOW IS SIMS PUNE?
param : Very average. Do you hv any other option ?


hycc7we31 : OU OR HCU WHICH TO JOIN ?
bharat : HCU


dlca7az04 : CAN I JOIN A FOREIGN MBA COURSE ABROAD AFTER HAVING DONE MY MBA ONCE IN INDIA(I AM A FRESHER,SO THAT TECHNICALLY IS MIM,RIGHT?) AND GAINING WORK-EX?
param : You can do a second MBA after working for a few years after an MBA in India or MIM in Europe.


muca6ob93 : WELINGKAR BANGALORE OR ITM NAVI MUMBAI FOR HR????
bharat : Welingkat BLR is better, location advantage.


bdca7a111 : 10TH - 82.6 PERCENTAGE
ankur : please ask your question


ngca7a649 : WOULD TAKING A YEAR DROP TO SOLELY PREPARE FOR CAT HAMPER MY ADMISSIONS TO ONE OF THE TOP 10 B SCHOOLS?
satyaprakash : No. But make sure you have a very high CAT 5ile to show for your taking a year off.


bhcb7a943 : I AM MORE OF TECHNICAL SIDE WITH MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE ON THE VARIOUS STREAMS OF MBA, PLEASE CAN YOU PROVIDE A LINK TO UNDERSTAND ALL THESE STREAMS AND HELP ME CHOOSE THE BEST FIT?
satyaprakash : Use any search engine. Put in some effort of your own.


bhca7a215 : HI SIR/MADAM , I HAVE ONE QUERY EVEN AFTER KNOWING THE WAY OF SOLVING THE QUESTIONS IN QA PART, SOMETIMES SEEING QUESTIONS I GET NERVOUS AND I AM DOING MISTAKES IN XAM. CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME IDEA HOW TO HANDLE THIS.
rajeshsaraf : Mistakes happen when we carry a fear factor related to Maths. Practice all different models of questions related to Quant, so that you can face those questions confidently.


dnca7a030 : WHAT REPUTED COLLEGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR A STUDENT WHOSE %ILE IS BETWEEN 70 TO 80
param : You can look at schools in B school categories in BBB and BB category. I don't know what you mean by repted but the top 50-60 colleges in India are outside yr list.


abca7a001 : X-92.5%, XII-79.5%, B.E.(3RD YEAR CURRENTLY)-83.5%. I AM A GENERAL CATEGORY MALE ASPIRANT. DO I HAVE ANY CHANCE FOR OLD IIMS?
satyaprakash : Yes. If you get a high CAT %ile.


dlca7ar17 : I AM NOT GOOD IN ENGLISH, THAT'S WHY CAN'T ABLE TO SOLVE RC AND VA..... SO FROM WHERE SHOULD I START TO IMPROVE MY ENGLISH AS PERSPECTIVE OF SCORING GOOD MARKS IN RC AND VA SECTION IN CAT XAM?
ramnath : Develop a reading habit if you dont have one already. Start reading simpler text - childrens books, comics etc. In parallel, make sure you follow the newspaper regularly. Try to summarise what you have read in your own words and get it checked by somebody who is good with the language.


muca7a860 : @PARAM SIR MY PROFILE IS X-79.27 XII- 76 GRAD- 70 AND I AM FROM COMMERCE STREAM. IF I DO GIVE ALL EXAMS, WHERE WILL I MOST LIKELY GET SELECTED? I AM PREPARING FROM EVERY ASPECT BUT STILL I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE CHANCES.
param : You have an advantage as a commerce student as the top IIMS give some extra marks.Having said that must say your grades are good but not great. So you need to get a high score in CAT and other exams.I will say with confidence that if you do really well in all the entrance exams you have a good chance of getting into the top 20 colleges.


bhca7a221 : CHRIST UNIVERSITY OR SIMS?
prajnanray : CU


hyca7a045 : IS IBS AT HYDERABAD GOOD FOR MBA
rajeshsaraf : That's OK. But there are more than 70 B schools which are ranked ahead of it.


gdca7a048 : FOR EXECUTIVE MBA IS THERE SEPARATE CUTOFF AND SEATS THEN 2 YEAR MBA ? WHICH ARE THE GOOD COLLAGE FOR EXECUTIVE MBA IN FINANCE ?
param : Executive MBA accepts GMAT and not CAT and needs generally more than 5 years work ex. It is a completely separate program from the 2 year MBA.


bfca7a032 : MINIMUM PERCENTILE REQUIRED FOR IIM
prajnanray : Which IIM?


cjcb7a212 : X-60% XII-67% GRADUATION-60%
asim : Answered check


muca6ob93 : PLEASE ANSWER ITS URGENT WELINGKAR BANGALORE OR ITM NAVI MUMBAI FOR HR????
asim : Neither of them are ideal for HRM, still if you insist on picking one then ITM Navi Mumbai ( considering HRM ).


dlca7aj59 : IF A STUDENT FROM A RESERVED CATEGORY WITH GOOD 10TH AND 12TH SCORES SAY 90+ BUT WITH AVERAGE GRADUATION MARKS OF 6.0 CGPA SCORES AROUND 80 SOMETHING PERCENTILE WHAT ARE HIS CHANCES TO GET A CALL FROM ANY REPUTED INSTITUTE. JUST A BRIEF IDEA.
satyaprakash : Not very bright.


bdca7a111 : 10-82.60%, 12-66.16%, GRADUATION-75%, 2017 PASSOUT BY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AND TAKING A YEAR DROP AND WILL GIVE ENTRANCE IN 2017, WHUCH TOP BSCHOOLS I SHOULD AIM FOR?
param : All the top schools. Get as high a score as possible in all the exams.


cjcb7a212 : WILL I GET INTO HIM
asim : Yes, you can make it to IIMs, if you do very well in CAT followed by GD/WAT/PI rounds.


dlca7afz8 : WHICH STREAM IS BETTER IN MBA
rajeshsaraf : All are equally good. Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, Operations, HR, Strategy etc.


dlca7o054 : 10TH- 9.8 (CGPA), 12TH- 92.8%, GRADUATION {B.A. (HONS)}- 6.86 CGPA. HOW MANY PERCENTILE DO I NEED?
ankur : for what?


muca7a415 : I GOT 92% IN 10TH CBSE, 80%IN 12TH CBSE, 8.5CGPA IN ENGINEERING. WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I AIM AT FOR GETTING INTO ANY IIM?
param : As high as you can. The tp 6 will require around 99.7/8 but lower IIMs around 97-98,.


pncb7a144 : AFTER COMPLETING MY B.COM(HONS)(SPECIALIZATION -COSTING) I HAVE A 18 MONTHS WORK EX IN THE FIELD OF AUDIT (BIG-4). BUT NOW I WANT TO CHANGE MY DOMAIN TO EITHER HR OR RURAL DEVELOPMENT. IN THIS CASE, WILL MY 18 MONTHS WORK EXPERIENCE BE USEFUL FOR MY SELECTION IN ANY RESPECTIVE B-SCHOOL?
satyaprakash : Yes. If you are able to talk about the learnings with respect to H.R. during your employment. It depends on your ability to package yourself, kid!


hyca7a045 : WHICH BRANCH IN MBA IS BETTTER
bharat : already answered... check this chat transcript - search for specialisation.


dlca7au39 : SIR I HAVE ALREADY MENTION A AVERAGE STUDENT THAT'S WHY ASKING HOW MUCH SHOULD DEVOTE FOR PREPARATION.
ramnath : As much time as possible. Around 4-6 hours every day.


dlca7a197 : GMAT OR CAT? WITHOUT WORK EXPERIENCE WHICH WOULD BE BETTER?
param : CAT.GMAT is accepted by some 2 year MBA colleges in India, the top one being SPJain.


dlca7ar17 : SRY CONTINUING MY PREVIOUS QUESTION.... FOR GETTING ADMISSION IN GOOD COLLEGE LIKE SP JAIN, MDI GURGAON, GREAT LAKES CHENNAI HOW MUCH PERCENTILE SHOULD WE SCORE IN CAT XAM?
satyaprakash : S.P.- 96+, depending on your profile. MDI- 94+. GLIM- 90+.


muca6ob93 : WE BANGALORE OR ITM NM FOR HR KINDLY ANSWER
param : ITM Navi Mumbai


dlca7au72 : APART FROM BLACKIS , WHICH OTHER COLLEGES ARE CONSIDERED GOOD FOR MBA
ramnath : Look at the top 2 categories in this list http://www.time4education.com/local/tempcms/CAT-Template.php?retid=9&title=Q2hvb3NpbmcgdGhlIHJpZ2h0IEItc2Nob29s&titleid=955


dlca7az04 : DO I NEED TO GIVE TOEFL AND GMAT BOTH FOR B SCHOOLS IN EUROPE?
param : Generally yes.


bpca7a528 : DUE TO CERTAIN INCIDENT IN MY LIFE, I AM MENTALLY NOT STABLE, GETTING INTROVERT DAY BY DAY,I M AFRAID I M IN DEPRESSION, AND IT WILL AFFECT MY CAT 17, PLEASE HELP ME
satyaprakash : When you are unwell, you see a doctor, don't you? Speak to your parents, confide in them and as you are depressed, seek professional help for it.


bdca7a058 : I'M STUDYING BACHELORS OF COMPUTER APPLICATION AND I LOVE MY FIELD BUT NOW AM ALSO THINKING OF AN MBA, SUGGEST ME A APPROPRIATE PATH.
ramnath : You can choose "systems" as your specialisation in your MBA in the 2nd year. Many IT firms hire MBAs and some of them prefer those with suitable ug background.


jhca7a016 : 10TH- 9.6 CGPA, 12TH- 87.8% B.TECH- 72%. WHAT PERCENTILE WILL I NEED TO GET A CALL FROM OLDER IIMS ?
ramnath : What is your reservation category?


aashish : HOW MANY YEARS IT WILL TAKE TO COMPLETE FINANCE AND IT
satyaprakash : How long do you have?


hyca7a045 : HOW IS CHRIST UNIVERSITY AT BANGOLORE
prajnanray : Decent


bpca7a528 : IT IS NORMALLY SAID THAT, ONE SHOULD KNOW, WHY IS ONE PREPARING FOR CAT/MBA, I HAVE ASKED THIS QUESTION TO ME MANY TIME, I HAVE NO NASWER TO IT,WHAT WOULD U LIKE TO SAY, WITH REGARD TO IT
ramnath : Approach your local faculty for this as this needs in-depth examination of your goals, aspirations, strengths and weaknesses.


dlca7ay35 : WHAT KIND OF PACKAGE CAN A CA+MBA EXPECT FROM INDUSTRY IF I CHOOSE FINANCE AS MY PROFILE
satyaprakash : Minimum 7 l.p.a. The maximum will depend on the b-school you are in, your performance during that time and your ability to convince the company.


tzca6o045 : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED DOMS, IIT ROORKEE. I'M A FRESHER. SHOULD I GO FOR IT? HOW GOOD IS THE EXPOSURE AS I WORRIED THAT IIT IS NOT THAT GOOD FOR AN MBA PROGRAM.
satyaprakash : If you can wait for another year, and are confident about making it to a higher ranked b-school, then you should consider waiting.


abca7a001 : HOW IS IIM INDORE MUMBAI CAMPUS?
prajnanray : Decent


dlca7o054 : IT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL IF YOU COULD ANSWER, 10TH- 9.8 (CGPA)WHICH IS EQUAL TO 93%, 12TH- 92.8%, GRADUATION {B.A. (HONS)}- 6.86 CGPA. HOW MANY PERCENTILE DO I NEED?
ankur : for what?


bfca7a032 : MINIMUM PERCENTILE REQUIRED FOR IIM INDORE AND SHILONG
prajnanray : 95


dnca7a030 : WHAT IS THE MINIMUM %ILE REQUIRED IN IIFT?
prajnanray : Around 50 in the IIFT Test


dlca7ay35 : TO MAINTAIN DIVERSITY , DO ANY IIM'S ACCEPT A CA AT A LESSER CAT SCORE ?
ramnath : CAs are given additional diversity points by some IIMs. So, broadly, yes.


hwcd7a345 : SIR ACCORDING TO YOUR PAST ANALYSIS AND OBSERVATIONS HOW MUCH PERCENTILE ONE NEEDS TO GET IN AIMCATS TO MAKE IT 97-98+ IN ACTUAL CAT?
satyaprakash : Generally, the difference between the AIMCAT %iles & the CAT %ile is around +/- 10.


tzca6o045 : SIR, IF I DECIDE TO TAKE AN YEAR OFF AND DEDICATE MYSELF TO FULL TIME CAT PREP, IS THERE SOME FULL TIME REGULAR INTENSIVE COACHING CLASSES?
ramnath : It is generally not advisable to do that. CAT is a one day affair - anything going wrong on that one day would mean that you need to put in another year of preparation. Having a job in hand is strongly recommended.


lncb7a429 : I AM A GRADUATE OF 2017 IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ...SHOULD I JOIN A JOB OR GIVE A FULL TIME PREPARATION .... DOES MY 6 MONTHS BEFORE CAT GAP MATTER ???
param : Really depends on you. If you can manage both the job and preparation then get a job. If not confident, focus only on preparation. The gap will not matter.


cjca7a156 : DO YOU THINK AN ENGINEERING CAT ASPIRANT GET GET DECENT COLLEGE WITHOUT ANY JOB EXPERIENCE?
bharat : 100% chance! Work hard!


dlca7a084 : SHOULD I PREPARE FOR BOTH MBA AND MTECH BOTH OR ONE OF THEM?
param : Any one and not both.


muca7a415 : I HAVE THOUROUGHLY PREPARED FOR TIME'S STUDY MATERIAL. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I REFER? I AM NOT DOING WELL IN RC AND VA SECTION.
ankur : try reading a wide range of articles books and other reading material. try the sectional test of time website.


ngca7a649 : WOULD SOLVING THE ENTIRE TIME STUDY MATERIAL BE SUFFICIENT FOR ACHIEVING 99+ PERCENTILE IN CAT, OR SHOULD WE ALSO FOCUS ON SOLVING EXTRA FROM OTHER RESOURCES?
satyaprakash : Go through everything we have given you- from the study material to the classroom handouts to the online sectional tests to the reading links to the AIMCATs & SAMCATs. That should put you in a good position to score well in the CAT.


dlca7o054 : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PACKAGE CHRIST UNIVERSITY OFFERS?
bharat : 6 lakh


tzca6o045 : (95/87.4/65.8/FRESHER) (10/12/B.TECH/WORK-EX). HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IN CAT WOULD I NEED APPROXIMATELY TO GET A CALL FROM IIM KIL AND FMS DELHI
bharat : FMS - at least 98.5%ile; others at between 96-98%ile


dlca7o054 : I DON'T HAVE ANY RESERVATION, SIR.
ankur : ok.


jrca7a043 : WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CUT OFF MARKS IN THE AIMCATS?
ramnath : The cutoff marks indicate the level above which you need to score to get 3-4 calls in the actual CAT, if CAT is given 100% weightage.


ngcc7s006 : IS AN MBA FROM INDIA GOOD OR ANY COURSE MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT FROM ABROAD?
ramnath : MBA in India is much better from ROI and risk perspective. The institute will work to place you, here. Abroad, you will mostly be on your own.


cjca7a156 : WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF MSC FINANCE FROM A GOOD FOREIGN UNIVERSITY IN INDIA IN COMING YEARS?
satyaprakash : It should be good but then again, one can't really predict the future!


pnca7a028 : IS NMIMS(MUMBAI) A GOOD COLLEGE IF WE CONSIDER NON-IIMS?
satyaprakash : Yes.


tzca6o045 : @BHARAT SIR, I MEANT FOR OBC CATEGORY, I FORGOT TO MENTION IN THE PREVIOUS QUESTIOJ
bharat : anything above 90%ile is a safe bet


bhca7a221 : CHRIST UNIVERSITY HAS AVG PACKAGE LESS THAN SIMS. THEN HOW CHRIST IS BETTER?
ramnath : Package is just one parameter. Many other key factors need to be considered. Read this http://www.time4education.com/local/tempcms/CAT-Template.php?retid=9&title=Q2hvb3NpbmcgdGhlIHJpZ2h0IEItc2Nob29s&titleid=955


bfca7a032 : MINIMUM PERCENTILE REQUIRED FOR TOP 10 IIM IN OBC CATEGORY
param : Top 6 above 95 %le. next 4 above 90%le With sectional balance.


jrca7a525 : WHAT IS QUALITIES SHOULD A STUDENT POSSESS TO SUCCEED AS A MANAGER?
ramnath : Good communication and interpersonal skills


dlca7ar17 : FOR GETTING ADMISSION IN COLLEGE LIKE XLRI,JBIMS,IIFT, IIM L ;HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS NECESSARY, PLEASE MENTION EACH ONES INDIVIDUALLY WITH THEIR AVERAGE SALARY PLZ
ankur : kindly check salary on their website. xlri 97+, jbims 99.99 for non-maharashtra candidate. iift - 95+ iiml 99.25


cjca7a378 : HOW HARD IS IT TO SCORE 98-99 PERCENTILE IN CAT
satyaprakash : Not very, if you are diligent in your preparation, intelligent in your analysis and the subsequent application, smart in your decision making and committed to doing well in CAT.


dnca7a030 : MY X%=77, XII%=79 AND GRADUATION %=80.WHAT MINIMUM % SHOUL I SCORE IN CAT TO GET INTO IIMS?
satyaprakash : Minimum 96 to have a chance of getting a call. Remember- the higher your %ile, the better your chances.


ngca7a649 : WHAT IS THE WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION FOR CAT, GDPI, 10TH AND 12TH, GRAD, WORK EX AT FMS?
ramnath : FMS looks only at CAT score and 2nd stage performance. Women get 3% additional gender diversity points


dlca7afz8 : SIR I GOT 6.5CGPA IN 10 AND 80% IN 12 AND SECURING 70 IN GRADUATION AND BELONGING TO SC CASTE THEN WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED TO GO TO TOP COLLEGES
ankur : at least 96+


pnca7a028 : HOW WILL YOU RATE NMIMS AS COMPARED TO JAMNANLAL BAJAJ AND S.P JAIN COLLEGE?
prajnanray : All three are great colleges but JBIMS and SPJ will come a notch over NM


jrca7a525 : HOW HARD IS IT FOR A PERSON FROM AN ENGINEERING BACKGROUND TO WORK AS A MANAGER?
ramnath : Not hard. Many engineers become successful managers.


jhca7a016 : 10TH-9.6CGPA, 12TH- 87.8% B.TECH-72% FRESHER, GENERAL CATEGORY.WHAT PERCENTILE DO I NEED TO GET A CALL FROM THE OLDER IIMS AND FMS ?
satyaprakash : IIMs- 96+, FMS- 99+.


dlca7aj59 : 10TH-8.4 12TH-91% BMS-5.9 (GPA) TILL NOW, YET TO FINISH FINAL YEAR. CATEGORY-SC. WHAT SCORE WOULD I NEED TO GET IN ANY AAA CATEGORY INSTITUTE?
ankur : 90


dlca7a111 : XTH 10 CGPA, 12TH 91 %, GRAD 8 SGPA , B.COM , GENERAL ,FRESHER ...WHAT SHOULD BE THE PERCENTILE FOR A,B, C. ???
ankur : 99.87+ for IIMA 99.7+ for IIMB 99.5+ for IIMC


hycb7ad38 : I HAVE 60% IN MY GRADUATION.WILL I BE ELIGIBLE FOR ALL B-SCHOOLS IN INDIA
asim : Some colleges like IIT K/KH/B/D,NITIE etc admit only engineers.


cjcb7a212 : VERBAL SECTION IS SO WEAK BT OTHERS ARE GUD. TELL ME WT I DO.
ankur : read a lot and read new things.


lncb7a429 : SIR HAVE (81.7/69.4/65) IN(10TH/12TH/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) ... WOULD IT AFFECT MY IIM CALLS EVEN IF I GET A GOOD PERCENTILE UPTO 98
ramnath : Some IIMs only consider the academic percentages as basic eligibility. If you are past the required level, it will be your CAT score only that matters.


pncb7a144 : (93.1/84.6/78/18 MONTHS) (10/12/B.COM(H)/WORK-EX(AUDIT) HOW MUCH PERCENTILE DO I NEED TO GET INTO A GOOD B-SCHOOL, IF I AM INTERESTED IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT. (CONSIDERING I FALL INTO OBC CATEGORY)
ankur : IRMA you will need 90+ IIMs etc dont offer rural devt. u can try XISS or XIMB 85+


tzca6o045 : I HAVE CONVERTS FROM IIT ROORKEE , IIM SIRMAUR AND I AM EXPECTING TO CONVERT FROM IIM BODHGAYA. PLEASE ADVISE WHICH COLLEGE TO CHOOSE GIVEN THAT THE PLACEMENT STATISTICS ARE UNKNOWN IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED BABY IIMS
ankur : iim bodhgaya


hyca7a130 : WHAT ARE THE BEST B-SCHOOLS TO DO MBA IN INDIA APART FROM IIM'S
param : SPJain, XLRI, FMS, Bajaj, MDI, IIFT, NMIMS, IIT, Mumbai


dlca7ar17 : 10TH - 7.4 CGPA, 12TH - 73%, B.COM(HONS.) -9.25 CGPA ; CAN I GET ADMISSION IN GOOD B SCHOOL? PLEASE ANSWER LITTLE ELABORATELY
ankur : yes you can. try to work hard for cat.


dlca7a312 : I HAVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN MY OWN BUSSINESS , WILL IT BE CONSIDERED AS WORK EXPERIENCE
prajnanray : Yes


drca7a059 : 10-9.4; 12-91.6%; BBA-9 POINTER. WORK EX- NONE. GENERAL CATEGORY, FEMALE. WHAT PERCENTILE WOULD I NEED TO GET A CALL FROM IIMS?
prajnanray : Which IIM?


dlca7o054 : WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THE AVERAGE PACKAGE A COLLEGE CAN OFFER, ISN'T IT?
ankur : yes


jrca7a525 : IF A PERSON GETS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW,HOW SHULD HE PREPARE FOR IT?
prajnanray : He should join the GWPI programme in TIME


dlca7o054 : HOW'S TISS AS A COLLEGE?
satyaprakash : Among the best in India, especially for HRM.


muca6ol80 : SIR CAN YOU PLEASE RANK THESE COLLEGES FOR FINANCE. IES, MET, CHETNA, DALMIA, SIES, XAVIERS.
asim : SIES Mumbai can be preferred.


bhca7a221 : AVG. PACKAGE OF SIMS
prajnanray : 8.5 lpa according to their website


dlca7aa11 : 10TH- 10 (CGPA), 12TH- 94.8%, GRADUATION {B.SC.CHEMISTRY (HONS)}- 7.41 CGPA. WHAT IS MINIMUM PERCENTILE DO I NEED TO GET INTO IIM A, B, C, FMS?
prajnanray : 99.7+ for general


bhcb7a943 : ARE THE CAREER JOBS AFTER MBA VERY HARSH OR DIFFICULT TO COPE UP? BECAUSE MANY OF THE MBA GRADUATES THAT I CAME ACROSS ARE WORKING WITH NGOS, EVEN MOST OF THE FACULTY IN OUR INSTITUTE ARE MBA GRADUATES WHO GAVE UP THEIR MNC JOBS. I BELIEVE THERE IS BRIGHTER SIDE OF IT WHERE PEOPLE SUCCEED BUT ARE REALLY THE JOBS AFTER MBA TIRESOME?
satyaprakash : It depends on the kind of jobs you get and how excited you are about your work.


muca6ol80 : NEED HELP FOR CAP ROUND OPTION FORM ORDER
prajnanray : What help?


drca7a593 : BY DOING MBA FROM GOOD IIM WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF BECOMING A CEO OF ANY COMPANY IN FUTURE.
bharat : Great chance... subject to conditions like --- IF you work very very hard, stay highly focused, adapt, upgrade skill consistently, be an effective communicator and domain expert.


bhca7a655 : SIR THERE IS ALWAYS A WEIGHTAGE OF CLASS 10TH, 12TH AND GRADUATION MARKS BUT I HAVE 9.6 IN 10TH, 74 PERCENT IN 12TH AND IN GRADUATION AS I M IN THIRD SEMESTER TILL NOW MY AVERAGE PERCENTAGE IS 61, ALSO I HAVE GOT 4 BACKS OUT OF THEM 2 ALREADY CLEARED, PLEASE TELL ME HOW WOULD IT EFFECT IN GETTING INTO IIMS AND REGARDING GRADUATION MARKS WILL XLRI BE AN OPTION WHERE THEY DON'T GIVE MUCH WEIGHTAGE TO GRADUATE MARKS? PLEASE GUIDE ME SO THAT I CAN DO WHATEVER REQUIRED
ramnath : Check this http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/Admission-Criteria/Overview-IIM-Admission-Criteria


bfca7a032 : IF I CROSS OVERALL CUTOFF BUT NOT ANY OF THE SECTIONAL CUT OFF IN CAT THEN IN WHICH GOOD COLLEGE CAN I APPLY
prajnanray : You can apply to any college but you will get an interview call only if you clear each cut off for that particular college


hyca7a130 : HOW WEIGHTAGE DO 10TH CLASS PERCENTAGE HAVE ? LIKE MY 10TH PERCENTAGE IS NOT GOOD BUT BY 12TH AND DEGREE PERCENTAGE IS 85% PLUS ?
ramnath : Different IIMs have different weightages. Look at this link for specific info http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/Admission-Criteria/Overview-IIM-Admission-Criteria


bbca7o079 : BEST COLLEGE FOR MBA FINANCE?
ankur : iim calcutta in india. wharton in the world.


muca6ol80 : NEED HELP FOR CAP ROUND OPTION FORM ORDER. GOT 98.10 IN CET. PLEASE GIVE ME AN ORDER FOR THESE COLLEGES FOR FINANCE. IES, MET, CHETNA, DALMIA, SIES, XAVIERS. STATE RANK IS 965.
satyaprakash : SIES>Dalmia>Xaviers>MET>Chetana>IES.


gdca7a048 : I AM DOING INVESTMENT IN EQUITY MARKET FOR LAST 4 YEAR AND HAVE GOOD FOLIO , DOES THIS ANY HOW USEFUL TO GOOD COLLAGE ?
param : will help you in the interviews but not in getting calls, which go by exam score.


hwcd7d174 : 10TH-89% , 12TH- 87%(IN TOP 5 SUBJECTS), AND GRAD- 79% AND FEMALE THEN WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT I CAN ENTER INTO THE TOP 20 COLLEGES AND HOW MUCH PERCENTILE I MUST GET IN ORDER TO GET CALL FROM IIMS. AND WITH NO WORK EXPERIECE(GRADUATION COMPLETED THIS YEAR ONLY)
satyaprakash : If you are aiming to get into the IIMs, then you should be focused on getting as high a %ile that you can rather than a minimum one.


dlca7a197 : BEST COLLEGE FOR MBA IN HR?
prajnanray : XLRI


bhcb7a943 : WHAT SHOULD BE THE ATTITUDE OF A PERSON TO SUCCEED IN MBA AS A CAREER? AS I AM NOT AWARE OF THE KIND OF JOBS THAT MBA GRADUATES WORK.
rajeshsaraf : MBA gives you options to work across multiple sectors -be it finance, IT, healthcare etc. The attitude should be about learning and applying that to solve real world practical problems


dlca7afz8 : 10-6.5CGPA 12-80PERCENTAGE B.COM-70PERCENTAGE BELONGING TO SCHEDULE CASTE CAN I GET IIM BANGALORE AND WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR ME
prajnanray : 75 +


jrca7a525 : HOW SHOULD I SELECT FROM HR/MARKETING/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT/FINANCE ??
param : Depends on yr interest and ability. Suggest you do research about each specialisation on the net and select the one that suits you the best.


dlca7a197 : IF ONE CAN'T MAKE IT TO IIMS AND FMS DELHI, WHICH B-SCHOOLS ONE CAN OPT FOR?
satyaprakash : Look at the b-schools in the top-30. Go here- http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/About-MBA/TIME-B-School-Categorisation


sharath12 : TIPS FOR CAT PREPARAITON, IAM WEAK IN MATHS
prajnanray : Practise maths then


drca7a059 : CONTINUING MY PREVIOUS QUESTION, IIMS A B C
prajnanray : 99.7+


sharath12 : WHAT IS AVERAGE SALRY AT IIM AHMEDABAD
bharat : 22.14 lakh


kxca7a598 : I'M WILLING TO SETUP A BUSINESS OF MY OWN AFTER DOING MBA.AFTER MBA SHOULD I START MY OWN BUSINESS OR WORK UNDER SOMEONE EARN EXPERIENCE AND THEN SETUP MY BUSINESS?
satyaprakash : Ponder about it once you get your management degree.


dlca7a084 : SIR, I AM NOT ABLE TO DECIDE BETWEEN MBA OR MTECH, PLEASE HELP(EXCEPT INTEREST)
rajeshsaraf : MBA leads you to career options in multiple fields like Finance, HR, Marketing, Systems etc. Any graduate (Commerce, Arts, Science, engg) can go for it. For M.Tech, the prerequisite is engineering and it gets into more super specialization. So, MBA is about diversification, MTech is about more concentration into a niche field


dnca7a030 : DOES IIFT ACCEPT CAT SCORE? AND IF YES, WHAT IS THE MINIMUM % IS REQUIRED?
param : No only IIFT exam.


sharath12 : WHAT ARE GOOD COLLEGES UNDER SNAP
param : SIBM, Pune, SCMHRD, Pune, SIIB, Pune and SIBM, banglore.


pnca7a294 : RESPECTED MA'AM/SIR, I POSTED KIND OF AND ESSAY QUESTION. I DIDN'T SEE IT APPEAR IN THE QUESTIONS WINDOW, DID IT REACH YOU? IS THERE SOME KIND OF A TEXT LIMIT?
satyaprakash : We do not see it either. Could you please repost it?


jrca7a525 : FOR WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I FILL FORM AND WHEN WILL THE FORMS WILL BE OUT ?
ramnath : Look at your aimcat percentiles which will serve as a good indicator to your actual cat percentile. Select your schools based on this.


drca7a593 : IS 5 MONTHS PREPARATION TIME IS ENOUGH FOR A NEW ASPIRANT FOR CAT
satyaprakash : Absolutely. But you need to be extremely focused.


hwcd7a345 : PERCENTILE REQUIRED FOR IIMS?
prajnanray : Which IIMs?


bhca7a655 : I HAVE STARTED MY NGO IN THE FORM OF TRUST IN 2015 AND CURRENTLY HAVE 70 MEMBERS AND WE WILL IT BE CONSIDERED AS WORK EXPERIENCE FOR ME? PRESENTLY I AM STUDENT OF ENGG. 6TH SEM
satyaprakash : No. But you can talk about it during the interview.


dlca7a197 : WHICH MANAGEMENT FIELD IS IIM-A BEST FOR?
ramnath : Do you mean "which specialisation"? Top schools are good for all specialisations.


muca6ol80 : THANK YOU. WITH A STATE RANK OF 965 AND HU RANK 569, WHICH COLLEGE CAN I EXPECT TO GET?
satyaprakash : You do have a shot at all the b-schools you have mentioned. Telling you a name would entail us knowing how many will drop out of the process, of which we have no idea!


bfca7a032 : WHICH OPTION REMAINS AFTER CROSSING OVERALL CUTOFF BUT NOT THE SECTIONAL IN CAT
rajeshsaraf : Every B school has different criterion. Most of the B schools in top 10 will look for sectional as well as overall. However, as a thumb rule, B schools out of top 20 or so will consider mainly Overall (exceptions do apply)


drca7a059 : WHICH COLLEGE IS THE BEST FOR MBA IN FINANCE?
param : Any of the top 20 colleges are good for any specialisation. IIMC A,B, C are top for finance.


dlca7afz8 : TO EARN HIGH SCALE PAY WHICH STREAM IS BETTER
param : One cannot say which stream is the best. It depends on you and how well you perform in yr chosen field.


adca7a130 : BEST COLLEGE FOR MBA IN MARKETING?
bharat : nothing particular... ALL TOP 10 ARE EQUALLY GOOD.


drca7a593 : WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING KICKED OUT FROM ANY COMPANY AFTER PLACEMENT,
satyaprakash : Very high, especially if one doesn't work and daydreams about the future instead of focusing on the task at hand.


dlca7afz8 : TO BECOME A ENTREPRENEUR WHICH STREAM IS GOOD AND BENEFICIAL
bharat : nothing particular... pick something that relates to your future work.


jrca7a525 : I AM CURRENTLY PURSING MECHANICAL THEN SHOULD OPT FOR OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
rajeshsaraf : You don't have to pursue Ops to justify Mechanical Engg. Take MBA as the means whereby you can think of diversifying. So, you can think of getting into Finance or may be HR or marketing.


dlca7a197 : HR FROM XLRI OR HR FROM IIM A?
satyaprakash : IIM-A.


bbca7o079 : I AM A PLUS TWO COMMERCE AND DOING B.COM... DO YOU THINK DOING MBA FINANCE WILL BE ANY WAY A BETTER OPTION THAN OTHERS FOR ME BECAUSE OF MY EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? WILL I HAVE AN ADDED ADVANTAGE OVER OTHERS CHOOSING MBA FINANCE BECAUSE OF MY LIKING FOR SUBJECTS LIKE ACCOUNTS, COST MANAGEMENT, TAXATION ETC?
satyaprakash : No. In fact, many top finance jobs are bagged by engineers. What matters is your learning & performance, not your liking.


bhca7a221 : SIMS PUNE HAS WRITTEN AVG PACKAGE OF 8.5L. IS IT TRUE?
bharat : SLIGHTLY DIFFICULT to believe... however, in the absence of other info, we can accept this number -- after a small correction (discount).


muca7a895 : HOW DO I IMPROVE MY DI...?? I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SOLVE THE SET IN EXAM TIME...?
ramnath : Practice and exposure is the key to crack DI. Ensure that you do all the DI material, online sectional tests. In AIMCATs, go through the sets that you have not been able to crack in detail. In most cases, many sets will be much simpler while practising, compared to the test conditions. That means that your nerves are getting the better of you. You can overcome this by gaining confidence through practice.


drca7a059 : HOW IS IIFT FOR MBA IN FINANCE
asim : Very good.


dlca7ajx2 : WHAT PERCENTILE I HAVE TO SCORE FOR IMT GHAZIABAD
prajnanray : 93+


dlca7a084 : SHOULD I PREPARE GK FOR PI?
bharat : yes... goes without saying. :-)


dnca7a030 : DOES IIMS CONSIDER SECTIONAL CUT OFFS?
param : Absolutely YES


jrca7a525 : HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR FMS?
bharat : around 98.5%ile


bbca7o079 : IS MBA FINANCE ANYWAY RELATED TO COMMERCE STREAM? BEING A COMMERCE GRADUATE ADDS ANY VALUE TO MY CHANCES OF PERFORMING WELL IN MBA FINANCE?
param : Anyone can do an MBA in finance. Even if you are a B.Com you can choose to do marketing or HR .


amit : HELLO I M GEM X=90% XII=70% EXP=24 MONTHS.. 1 YEAR STUDY GAP FOR CAT2016 RESULTED 80% MAH MBA CET 90%..SHOULD I GIVE ANOTHER SHOT OR CONTINUE MY JOB OR TAKE ADMISSION FOR MMS BY MAH MBA CET?
satyaprakash : There won't be much value addition in joining a b-school you are likely to get based on your score. If I were you, I would prepare diligently this time and write all the entrance exams again so that I have better options.


sharath12 : WHAT IS AVERAGE SALARY AT FMS DELHI
prajnanray : One of the highest in the country... Don't worry about it


bbca7o079 : WHAT KIND OF ROLES TO EXPECT IN ANY COMPANY AFTER AN MBA IN FINANCE? PLEASE REPLY
param : Several options are available. You can be a Regular Banker Investment Banker, Hedge fund analyst, Portfolio Manager, Asset manager, Research Analyst, Credit evaluation ec.


dlca7ajx2 : WHAT IS THE FEES AND ANNUAL PACKAGE OF IMT GHAZIABAD
satyaprakash : The details are available on their website.


drca7a593 : WHAT ARE OTHER OPTIONS FOR FUTURE IF ONE GETS KICKED OUT FROM ANY COMPANY
param : Look for another job and make sure you don't get kicked out a second time !


meghana : MY 10TH-9.3,12TH-91.6%,HOW MUCH GRADE SHOULD I GET IN MY GRADUATION DEGREE B.COM TO GET INTO IIMS
satyaprakash : As high as you can. The higher your grade, the brighter your chances.


sharath12 : CAN I PREPARE FOR CAT IN 4 MONTHS
param : Yes. If you focus and study hard.


muca7ak25 : WHAT CAN BE THE ANSWER FOR "WHY MBA" WHEN YOU HAVE MERELY CHOSEN THIS FIELD JUST BECAUSE OTHER CAREER OPTIONS DOESNT FIT INTO ? (ELIMINATING OPTIONS)
ramnath : You can worry about the response to this question later. We will help you out. For now, focus on your prep.


sv : I HAVE COMPLETED MY ENGINEERING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE BRANCH AND NOW I HAVE TO SWITCH MY CAREER TO MBA AS I REALIZED THAT I DO NOT LIKE ENGINNERING?SHOULD I GO AHEAD WITH MABA AS A CAREER SWITCH OPTION?
rajeshsaraf : Not liking Engineering !! Well, you need to analyze further. Was it the complete 4 years !! or may be a part of it. If the reason for doing MBA is based on escape mechanism from engineering, then most likely MBA may not work out as well. Try to understand yourself, you have to look for reasons for "doing MBA" and once you convince yourself, then it becomes easy


bfca7a032 : MINIMUM OVERALL AND SECTIONAL CUTOFF IN CAT FOR MBA FROM OLD IITS
bharat : For B & D, at least 98%ile, M - 96%ile, KGP & kan - 92%ILE


dlca7aar4 : SIR HOW SHOULD I START FOR PREPARING FOR GD PI.AND ALSO OTHER EXAMS HAVE GK SECTION I REFER NEWS PAPER AND MAGAZINE BT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO REMEMBER EACH AND EVERY THING ESPECIALLY THE STATISTICAL DATA AND NAME OF THE PERSON. HOW SHOULD I WORK ON THAT???
bharat : read for 15 min... dont have to remember/understand everything... get familiar... For GK prep, go through the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Check out the 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. Further, please run through the 100-question exercise titled, Improve your GA. Do not forget to read the newspaper (any daily) and Manorama yearbook (like Science and Our Universe).


bpca7a528 : WHICH STREAM IN MBA WOULD BE BEST FOR A A ENGINEERING STUDENT,(A)GENERAL CASE, (B) PROVIDED ONE IS NOT VERY COMFORTABLE WITH BANKING CONCEPT
ramnath : It w(sh)ould depend on the interest of the student. Success depends on the persona and not the stream. If one is not comfortable with finance, the other streams can be looked at.


muca7a895 : I AN ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING STUDENT..IN FOURTH YEAR NOW..WHICH FIELD SHOULD I CHOOSE IN MBA...THAT WOULD HELP ME APPLY MY ENGG KNOWLEDGE? I WAS THINKING OF FINANCE....PLEASE SUGGEST.
prajnanray : It depends on your interest. Choose whatever you find interest in


hyca7a045 : IAM VERY MUCH AFRAID ABOUT QUANT.WHAT TO DO NOW?
ramnath : Identify your weak areas and put in focused prep on them. All QA topics can be mastered with sustained practice.


pnca7a294 : OKAY SATYAPRAKASH SIR, SINCE THERE SEEMS TO BE A LIMIT, I'LL MAKE THIS A TWO PART QUESTION. I AM DOING FAIRLY GOOD IN THE AIMCATS (NOT IN ABSOLUTE TERMS BUT RELATIVE TO EACH PRECEDING AIMCAT). I AM GOING FOR MBA (CAT TO BE PRECISE) JUST BECAUSE I LOVE THE PATTERN,SYLLABUS AND THE SURPRISE ELEMENT OF THE EXAM. I AM CONFIDENT I WILL DO WELL IN CAT, BUT I'M AFRAID THIS ATTITUDE IS NOT RIGHT FOR THE FURTHER OBSTACLES.
satyaprakash : Please go on.


pnca7a294 : (PART 2)ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT SEEM BORDERLINE ARROGANT, I HUMBLY ASK YOU TO GIVE ME SOME TIPS ON 'WHY MBA AS A CAREER OPTION' OR MAYBE TELL ME WHY OTHER PEOPLE CHOOSE IT AS ONE. I KNOW THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE, AND THAT I MUST BE CERTAIN. HOWEVER, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR INPUTS RIGHT NOW, AS IT MIGHT HELP ME ATLEAST IN MAKING SOME CONCRETE INTROSPECTION.
satyaprakash : Are you in this purely for the money? (The answer is no, btw) What will the degree add to your knowledge? What are the possible learnings? What are your interests & desires? What are your career aspirations? Once you answer these question, try to use the MBA degree as a bridge between where you are & where you want to be. That should help you to come up with an answer that is entirely your own. May the force be with you!


muca7ak25 : CAN I APPLY FOR HRD INDIA AFTER PURSUING HR FROM ANY TOP 20 COLLEGES?
ramnath : You mean the central ministry? They generally do not recruit from b-schools. But, you can check their openings and apply accordingly.


ccca7a373 : 10TH- 10 (CGPA), 12TH- 74.8%, GRADUATION - 8.18 CGPA.I HAD 3 BACKS DURING MY BTECH,WHICH I HAVE CLEARED. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING INTO IIM A,B,C AND FMS.
satyaprakash : If you get a high CAT %ile, then you have as much a chance as anyone else!


dlca7ajx3 : SIR PLEASE TELL ME THE WEIGHTAGE DISTRIBUTION IN CAT SCORE,GD , PI, 10TH CLASS MARKS AND 12 TH MARKS FOR GETTING ADMISSION OR CALL ??
ramnath : Check this http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/Admission-Criteria/Overview-IIM-Admission-Criteria


dnca7a030 : I GET LITTLE NERVOUS WHILE GIVING AIMCATS AND MU PERFORMANCE GOES DOWN(THOUGH I KNOW HOW TO SOLVE THE QUESTION BUT I FAIL OFTEN TO)
rajeshsaraf : Pls note that even if you get something close to 90 marks (out of 300 marks) which is 30%, that is a very good score. That, most likely, will take you percentile score beyond 80. AIMCATs or CAT exam will be difficult but you have to be smart enough to attempot only a few selected questions. Anything close to 120 marks will take your score more than 90 percentile (on an average). So, try and look for easy qs/easy sets and that will do good


hyca7a045 : SIR CAN U GIVE ME ANY TIPS FOR QUANT
bharat : right question, wrong chat.


ashh : WHEN WILL THE NEW BATCH WILL START FOR CAT COACHING IN ANNANAGAR,CHENNAI
bharat : Hi! Please check with the local TIME office.


kzca7a210 : FEELING CAT DIFFICULT ALONG WIT MY ENGINEERING STUDIES... NOT GETTING ANY SUPPORT FROM MY SURROUNDINGS...HELP ME TO GET SOME TIPS FOR MENTAL PREPARATIONS
bharat : diffcult? Just consider this -- you can achieve anything you can think of -- work hard, stay focused, keep learning... tell yourself that failure is OK... its just a way to learn better... remember that the best preparation for the rest of the professional (and personal) life would depend on TODAY -- it is going to shape your life, your happiness. Only you can push yourself. You have no control over the Indian cricket team's performance -- but you can control your performance! You have everything to gain. Be positive! Best wishes!


muca7a895 : IS FINANCE A GOOD OPTION THEN?
ramnath : Yes


kxca7a598 : IS THERE ANY QUOTA FOR JAIN IN IIM OR OTHER MBA INSTITUTES?
ankur : No


kzca7a210 : AND I HAVE CAT EXAM IN BETWEEN SEMESTER XAMS...
ramnath : The exact date s not known yet. Wait and hope for the best.


drca7a593 : 10TH-9.4 CGPA, 12TH-91.4%, B.E-7.0 CGPA, WHAT PERCENTILE REQUIRED FOR TOP IIMS FOR GENERAL CAE
ramnath : For older IIMs, 98+ would be required in general. For IIMS, you could make it at lower a percentile too.


upcb7a003 : 10TH-7.8, 12TH-78% ,B.COM-58%,FEMALE AND GENERAL CATEGORY. WHAT PERCENTILE WOULD GET ME INTO MDI?
bharat : around 94%ile


dlca7ajx3 : SIR WHICH FIELD IN MBA HAS HIGHER SCOPE NOW A DAYS ? AND ALSO TELL ME WHAT IS SALARY PACAKGE FROM DOING MBA A FROM AVERAGE B SCHOOL ? , AS I AM AFRAID OF GETTING ADMISSION IN GOOD COLG.
param : The scope in any field is mainly depended on you and how you perform in your job. If you do well then you will rise in the organisation otherwise not. Reading yr qn I get the feeling that you are not a very confident person. So the first step, is believe in your own abilities, work hard and stay focussed on yr goal- you are bound to succeed.


amit : @SATYAPRAKASH THANK U SIR..WHATS ABOUT SIBM NMIMS AND MICA IF ROI MATTERS?
satyaprakash : If you get into any of these b-schools, then the ROI won't really matter. If you work sincerely and are in the top 10% of your batch, you'll surely get a very good placement that'll eliminate the factor of the ROI. All the best!


hycb7a284 : I NEED CLEAR INFO AS HOW WORK EXPERIENCE COUNTS IN CAT ??
ramnath : Check this out http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/Admission-Criteria/Overview-IIM-Admission-Criteria


mucb7a607 : MY 10TH-72%, 12TH-52%, IN FINAL YEAR OF GRADUATION (BMS). WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A B-GRADE INSTITUTE.
satyaprakash : If you get a good score in the qualifying entrance exam, then you do have a good chance.


pnca7a294 : HAHAHA THANKS A LOT SATYAPRAKASH SIR! I KNOW YOUR FORCE IS. I AM CERTAIN THIS WILL HELP ME A LOT! ( AND NO I AM NOT IN IT FOR THE MONEY AT ALL) THANKS.
satyaprakash : Keep the faith, kiddo!


hyca7a045 : SIR IAM ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE QUANT TOPICS WHEN TAUGHT BY THE FACULTY,BUT NOT ABLE TO SOLVE 70%OF THE EXERCISE PROBLEMS.
ramnath : ATtend the doubt sessions that are scheduled by your center and get your doubts clarified. Raise your doubts in class as well, as much as possible.


dnca7a030 : APART FROM PRACTICING MORE AND MORE HOW ONE CAN INCREASE HIS/HER SPEED TO SOLVE THE QUESTIONS?
ramnath : Work on speedmaths. Try not using the onscreen calculator and calculate mentally, unless the numbers are too big.


amit : MBA IN IIT VS MBA IN OTHER ONLY B SCHOOL UNIVERSITIES LIKE SIBM ETC
bharat : IITs


kxca7a598 : HOW TO CHOOSE WHICH STREAM IN MBA?
satyaprakash : Read about all the streams and try to align your knowledge, interests & aspirations to those to get an answer.


sv : IS MBA A GOOD CAREER SWITCH OPTION?
satyaprakash : It is a good option to help you switch careers provided you are clear about your reasons for doing so!


dnca7a030 : HOW THE HIGH SCHOOL INPUTS HEPLS US IN PREPARING FOR CAT?
ankur : the cat paper is essentially our 6-10 class syllabus


dlca7aj59 : WHAT EXACTLY ARE JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH FINANCE STREAM? PLEASE ANSWER IN DETAIL, THANKS
param : already answered.


hycb7a284 : HOW IMPORTANT IS SELECTION OF SPECILIZATION FOR CAREER IN MBA
ramnath : Specialisation will have to be selected in the 2nd year for most schools. So you can relax for now and focus on your prep.


jrcb7a300 : MY 10-83% 12-84% AND B.SC-73% WHAT PERCENTILE WOULD GET ME INTO IIMS
ankur : 95


cccb7a417 : MBA FROM INDIA OR ABROAD (ONE OF THE TOP 20 RANKED COLLEGES IN EACH CASE) , CONSIDERING I HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS AND SCORES. WHICH WILL HELP ME GROW BETTER IN MY CAREER?
param : Career growth is only partly depended on the college. A lot depends on how you perform in the company. I have seen Harvard graduates do poorly in job and a student of Krannert school going to the top. A foreign MBA will give you an international exposure and generally the top 20 schools in the US are better than the top 20 schools in India. So if you have the money and are able to get into the top 20 B school in the US go ahead,


dlca7ajx3 : SIR , DOING MBA FROM AN IPU IS GOOD OR NOT ??
ramnath : IPU is a decent school. however, you have to look at this question keeping in mind what other options you (would) have. You will know that to some extent post oct/nov by which time you will to a large extent know which CAT percentile you are likely to get.


k23 : LBSIM CUT OFF
ankur : around 85-87


meghana : DOING AN INTERNSHIP IN ANY OF THE TOP COMPANIES HAVE ANY VALUE TO GET INTO IIMS
satyaprakash : It won't be considered as work-experience. But you can always use it during the interview as a showcase for your skills and abilities.


bbca7o079 : SIR I AM INTERESTED TO GO INTO EDUCATION LINE AFTER MBA... SO HOW DO I DO THAT? WHAT WILL BE MY CHANCES AND ADDED ADVANTAGES IF I DO MBA FROM A REPUTED COLLEGE? PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME ABOUT THE WAY TO DO LECTURESHIP AFTER MBA?
satyaprakash : Go to your centre & meet a faculty for a detailed response to your query.


hycb7a284 : DETAILS ABOUT MANAGEMENT IN OIL AND GAS
bharat : highly sectoral programs, like in oil and gas, should be avoided... they limit job opportunities to a particular sector. Go for a general MBA... technical background would be added advantage.


cccb7a417 : IS DOING MBA WITHOUT WORK EXPERIENCE WORTH ? WILL IT AFFECT PLACEMENTS DURING MY FINAL YEAR? WILL IT HAUNT MY FUTURE LATER IN LIFE ?
param : yes to the first point. No to the other two points.


sv : CAN AN AVERAGE STUDENT GET INTO IIM A?
satyaprakash : Yes.


drca7a593 : IS IIT B & D ARE GOOD OPTIONS FOR MBA FOR GOOD FUTURE,
rajeshsaraf : Ofcourse Yes !!


k23 : I AM SCORING 70 %ILE IN AIMCAT WHAT WILL BE MY ACTUAL CAT %ILE
satyaprakash : Generally, CAT scores are around +/- 10% of the AIMCAT scores.


sv : MBA IN IITS OR IIMS?WHICH IS BETTER?
bharat : get final calls from all --- we will help you make the right decision at the right time.


dlcb7ac81 : SIR, I AM B.TECH PASSOUT IN 2015... UPTO MARCH 2017 I WAS IN JOB..FROM APRIL I QUIT THE JOB FOR CAT PREPARATION.. HO W WILL I JUSTIFY MY GAP, ALTHOUGH I HAVE A GOOD WORK EXPERIENCE
satyaprakash : Get a great CAT score and be honest about your decision to leave your job in order to focus on CAT. It is not as grave a sin as you might think!


muca7ak25 : THANKS RAMNATH SIR!!THAT WAS OF GREAT HELP. AND YES PREPARATION IS GOING JUST RIGHT ON TRACK!
satyaprakash : Ramnath Sir always gives sage advice. Take his words to heart & focus on your preparation so that you do well. All the best!


hyca7a130 : SIR HOW IS ISB HYDERABAD FOR MBA ?
satyaprakash : It is one of the best in India!


dlca7ajx3 : SIR WHICH B SCHOOLS ARE GOOD IN DELHI ? WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED TO GET ADMISSION IN THEM IF ANY DELHI COLG ACCEPTS CAT SCORE ??
ankur : FMS (99), MDI (94), IIFT(95 in own test), DSE (92), MFC (88), IMT (90), IMI (88), Fore(86), LBS(86), DTU (80)


gdca7a048 : OTHER THEN IIM-A WHAT ARE OTHER GOOD COLLAGE IN GUJARAT ?
bharat : MICA, NIRMA, BK School


ashh : 10TH-9.4. 12TH-97%. BE(CAPABLE)-8.5 FEMALE AND GENERAL CATEGORY....WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I GET TO GET THROUGH GOOD MBA COLLAGE??
bharat : anything above 90% will get you into a top 30 college


upcb7a003 : SCOPE OF HR STREAM IN MANAGEMENT?
satyaprakash : The sky is the limit!


kzca7a210 : FEELING POSITIVE...THANK YOU BHARAT SIR
bharat : Keep learning!


hyca7a130 : DO ISB IS ONE OF THE BEST COLLEGE FOR MBA ?
satyaprakash : Yes. ISB is. IBS isn't.


hycb7a284 : GENERAL MBA / OPERATIONS MBA ??
satyaprakash : General over Operations, unless you are totally set on building a career in operations management.


kar : AIMCAT % VS ACTUAL CAT %ILE
satyaprakash : +/- 10. In most cases.


kxcd7x003 : SIR, HOW SAFE IS IT TO QUIT A JOB IN IT FOR CAT PREPARATIONS?
bharat : not safe at all... job market conditions are tough... plan better -- elsewhere in this chat, I have discussed this issue in detail -- search for JOB - in this chat transript.


bbca7o079 : GOOD MBA COLLEGES IN KOLKATA APART FROM IIM C N IIFT?
prajnanray : IMI, IISWBM


dlca7ajx3 : SIR PLEASE TELL THE GOOD B SCHOOLS IN DELHI AND CAT PERCENTILE REQUIRED TO GET ADMISSION IN THEM ??
bharat : FMS - over 98.5... IITD - over 96... other top colleges like LBIMS, FORE, IMI, IMT need at least 88%ile


dlca7at22 : FOR CRACKING JBIMS IN GENERAL CATEGORY FEMALE ENGINEER WHAT IS REQUIRED CAT PERCENTILE?
prajnanray : 99.5+


hycb7a284 : JUST IN THE THREAD HR STREAM AS SAID SKY IS LIMIT
satyaprakash : Yes. And that is true of all the streams if you are good. The stream doesn't matter, you do!


hyca7a130 : CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION IN FMS ?
rajeshsaraf : usually more than 98 percentile in CAT


hycb7a284 : HOW IS HR STREAM COMPARED TO GENERAL MBA AND OPERATIONS MBA??
rajeshsaraf : In any case, the first year at any B school will give you exposure to all the subjects. Specialization will happen only in the 2nd year. Major will happen by taking some electives related to that subject (in the second year). So, at this stage if you are not sure about HR/General/Operations (which all are equally good), you can take that decision later on after joining B school


muca7ak25 : DO YOU RECOMMEND QUITTING JOB FOR PREPARATIONS AS OF NOW? (JULY MONTH)
satyaprakash : Not really. Unless you know for sure that it is the only way you are going to do well in the entrance exams.


dlca7ajx3 : SIR WHICH IS BETTER DOING MBA AFTER GRADUATION OR AFTER GETTING SOME YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ??
bharat : start soon after graduation.


dlca7at22 : MBA AFTER BTECH . HOW FAR IS IT VIABLE
bharat : 85% of MBAs are engineering grads. The number says it all!


adca7a130 : IS MARKETING A GOOD OPTION?
satyaprakash : Sure. If that's where your interests lie.


dlcb7ac81 : 10TH- 82%, 12TH - 79.6%, B.TECH- 72 %, WORK EXP. -20 MONTHS, GEM CANDIDATE, CURRENTLY QUIT JOB. WHAT PERCENTILE IS NEEDED FOR IIM'S?
satyaprakash : Aim at 99+ to have bright chances of getting an interview call from the IIMs.


dlca7aj59 : IF WE CHOOSE FINANCE AS AN OPTION DO WE NEED TO HAVE GOOD PRESENTATION SKILLS TOO?
rajeshsaraf : As an MBA aspirant, we need to be good in basic communication skills (oral/written). That automatically includes presentation skills. It does not matter whether you want to do General MBA or in finance or marketing etc


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