T.I.M.E


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

eraja : MBA VS MS WHICH IS BETTER, HOW TO DECIDE WHICH ONE TO DO
pradeepgoswami : Depends on your area of interest and your career goal. Both of them offers successful career options. You need to figure out which one suits you the best


eraja : WHAT IS AVERAGE SALARY AT IIM AHMEDABAD COLLEGE
feroz : INR 21+ lacs


eraja : APART FROM IIMS WHAT RE GOOD COLLEGES FOR MBA
pradeepgoswami : Please refer TIME's bschool list. To name a few : FMS Delhi,MDI GURGAON,JBIMS ,SPJAIN ,XLRI...


eraja : IS XLRI ONLY GOOD FOR HR PEOPLE OR MARKETING ASPIRANTS CAN ALSO JOIN IT
kaushiklaskar : Its also good for other areas. You can definitely consider for Marketing


eraja : APART FROM CAT WHAT ARE OTHER GOOD EXAMS
roshit : XAT, SNAP, NMAT, IIFT, GMAT, MICA/MICAT, IRMA, TISSNET


eraja : WHAT IS ELIGBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR CAT
bharat : typically no age bar, no upper limit (attempts) -- nornally the test does not carry any eligibility, except that the applicant might be required to possess 50% in grad (not applicable for all schools under CAT)


hycb7a174 : HOW MUCH DOES RESERVATION AFFECTS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
bharat : open-ended question... it works both ways -- focus on getting a great test score - you may get a shortlist for GWPI -- work hard there too and you may make to the best schools in India. Reservation is part of the system.


ranu12 : I AM IN SECOND YEAR BTECH CAN I WRITE CAT 17 OR CAT 18
pradeepgoswami : CAT 18


suko : WHAT KIND OF EXTRA CURRICULARS WOULD ADD VALUE TO ONE
swapnila : Interests in areas like sports , music , dance or any social activity could be considered extra curricular.


ranu12 : IIM SHILLONG OR SCMHRD WHICH ONE TO JOIN ( MY SENIOR MADE IT TO BOTH _
kaushiklaskar : IIM Shillong is better


shanu : SRY FOR ASKING AN OUT OF TOPIC QUESTION BUT PLS REPLY. IS IT TRUE THAT IIT S ARE GOOD ONLY FOR OPERATION? I CONVERTED IIT MADRAS , IIT D (WL 178)..IS IIT M IS A GOOD OPTION? OR WITH 99.93 PERCENTILE CET, OMS GEN WILL I GET A BETTER CLG THROUGH COUNSELLING? IF SO WHICH CLGS CAN I OPT IN COUNSELLING? PLS REPLY..
bharat : IITs are good for all specializations... IIT M is a very good college... IITs B and D are the best ones.


ranu12 : APART FROM TIME STUDY BOOKS ANY OTHER MATERIAL IS REQUIRED FOR PREPARATION
roshit : If you can finish all the study materials from time, that would keep you in good stead for QA, DI/LR, RC/SC/VA. Apart from this, we'll strongly suggest reading newspapers such as The Hindu, Economic Times, and Op-Ed pages of other english dailies


suko : WHAT KIND OF EXTRA-CURRICULARS WOULD ADD VALUE TO ONE'S RESUME FOR THE IIMS? WOULD INTERNSHIPS COUNT ? WHAT ABOUT ONLINE COURSES ?
charlton : Internships and online courses will count. You should be able to substantiate and talk about them in the interview. Pursue any extracurricular activity that you are passionate about or something from which you can learn - swimming, trekking, service to others etc.


cat2017 : IS IT WORTH DOING MBA FROM TOP COLLEGE OF I.P. UNIVERSITY ..GOT 11TH RANK
bharat : not ranked by TIME in top 100.


ranu12 : TIPS FOR MATHS PERARATION PLEASE I AM VERY WEAK IN MATHS
srinivasbelvi : Solve about 20-30 Quant questions everyday. You can try Concept Review Questions of the chapters before you do exercises.


ranu12 : IF I DO MBA FROM IIMS CAN I WORK IN ANY INDUSTRY
bharat : yes


ranu12 : TIPS FOR IMPROVING GK KNOWLEDGE PLEASE
pradeepgoswami : Read NEWSPAPERS regularly.


ranu12 : EVERY ONE FACULTY IS ASKING ME TO READ HINDU NEWSPAPER, WHY ?
bharat : its belieevd to be a good newspaper -- especially from vocab point of view... however,you can read any newspaper you wish... just make sure you do not get influenced by what you read (i.e., views of writers and columnists).


cat2017 : BIM TRICHY CURRENT WAITLIST NO OC 90..ANY CHANCES ?
kaushiklaskar : Looks difficult but keep your fingers crossed


jonty : WHUCH IS BETTER NMIMS BANGALORE OR SIBM PUNE, WHY
pradeepgoswami : SIBM PUNE because of better placement records


sindhu : HI SIR.. WHAT ARE THE BEST COLLEGES FOR ONE WHO GETS 80 PERCENTILE IN CAT?..ALSO CAN U BRIEF ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR A PARTICULAR INSTITUTE THROUGH CAT?I AM HAVING THIS DOUBT BECAUSE ADMISSION INTO IIMS START WITH IIM CALLS..BUT NO IDEA ABOUT NONIIMS..
srinivasbelvi : Colleges like GIM, TAPAI can be tried out at 80%ile in CAT. There are quite a few B-Schools in that range. However the admission process would have been concluded by now in most of the B-Schools.


jonty : IS THERE AGE LIMIT TO WRITE XAT
pradeepgoswami : No


jonty : IIT BOMBAY OR SCMHRD
pradeepgoswami : IIT BOMBAY


jonty : TIPS FOR IMPROVIND VERBAL ABILITY PLEASE
kaushiklaskar : Please do regular reading. You will find list of suggested books in the website. For vocabs you can read NWOrd Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis


jonty : I AM FRESHER CAN I MAKE TO IIMS
bharat : YES!


jonty : HOW TO LEARN SNAP GK PLEASE
srinivasbelvi : Use monthly magazines published by T.I.M.E. Name of the magazine is MBA Education & Careers. Use online links advised on the Student Home Page. The above 2 readings are in addition to regular reading national daily for about 20-30 minutes.


jonty : IS THERE AGE LIMIT FOR DOING MBA
charlton : No age limit. There are many people who join an MBA program in their 40s because they want an accelerated career path for the remainder of their working lives. Having said that, the earlier you do an MBA the better.


sindhu : IS THERE ANY BEST COLLEGE IN HYDERABAD FOR SOMEONE WITH CAT 80 %LE?
bharat : HCU (75%ile) and VJIM (around 60%ile)


jonty : WHAT IS RESERVATION POLICY OF IIMS
feroz : As per the rules of GOI


priyanshu : ACTUALLY I WANT TO KNOW THAT HOW TO IMPROVE OUR PROFILE MEANS WHAT I HV TO DO I'M ASKING THIS QUESTION BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY STUDENTS THEY GOT 99.46 PERCENTILE IN CAT BUT THEY DIDN'T GET CALL FROM IIM A,B OR C.
pradeepgoswami : As long as you Xth Xth or GRADUATION IS concerned you can't do anything if you have already completed them. What you can do for sure is stop worrying about them and put in some concentrated hard work and get much more than 99.46 in CAT.


cat2017 : @KAUSHIKKLASKAR SIR IF I JOIN A COLLEGE AND LATER ON I CONVERT BIM T...WILL I BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE COLLEGE AND WILL THEY REFUND MY FEES?
kaushiklaskar : Pls check the last date, by which you can withdraw


hrishi : I HAVE CONVERTED IIM KASHIPUR, IIM RAIPUR WAITLISTED AT #29, WAITLISTED #166 IIM UDAIPUR, WAITLISTED AT IIM TRICHY, ROHTAK, RANCHI! WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER, WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD I OPT FOR IF I CONVERT ALL OF THEM?
feroz : IIM Ranchi. All the best!


jonty : HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD I STUDY FOR CAT EVERY DAY
kaushiklaskar : It depends on your current level of preparation. About 3-4 hours on a daily basis on an average


jonty : IIT MADRAS OR IIT BOMBAY WHICH IS BETTER
feroz : IIT Bombay


hycb7a174 : HOW MANY MINIMUM NUMBER OF QUESTIONS SHOULD WE ATTEMPT TO GET A GOOD PERCENTILE?
kaushiklaskar : Since its a relative performance, the percentile vs absolute marks changes from year to year depending on the difficulty level


jonty : WHEN IS NEXT AIMCAT
pradeepgoswami : 27th of this month you will have AIMCAT 22. Please get in touch with your T.I.M.E. Centre for further clarification


jonty : TIPS ON ANALYZING AIMCAT PERFORMANCE
srinivasbelvi : You'll soon find a note on this on the student portal. yet speak to a faculty at your center to understand what analysis means to you.


sahil : I AM PURSUING BTECH CURRENTLY.. CAN ANYONE TELL WHY A BTECH STUDENT SHOULD PURSUE MBA SINCE IT IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STREAM.IF SOMEONE HAD TO DO MBA.. ISNT DOING BBA/BA(ECO) /CA/BCOM(H) FIRST AND THEN MBA BETTER?
swapnila : It is not mandatory that a B.Tech students should do an MBA.MBA as a degree helps in pursuing functional roles while degrees like B.E and B.tech are for technical roles.Engineers generally do a MBA for a shift from technical to functional roles.


aksh : COULD YOU ADVISE IF LIBA IS A GOOD B-SCHOOL FOR FINANCE? SHOULD IT BE PREFERRED OVER GLIM GURGAON OR WELINGKAR
bharat : no... go to Welingkar (if you are from Mumbai).


hrishi : FEROZ SIR WOULD YOU PLEASE ARRANGE THE ORDER OF PREFERENCE?
bharat : done


zzz17 : I AM A NON IIT/NIT/BITSIAN HOW TO ANSWER WHY MBA ??
bharat : Dear zzz17, get an interview call -- we will help you THINK about the answer. At a basic level, it is for you to come up with an answer -- ask yourself - why do you want to do an MBA?


cat2017 : @KAUSHIKKLASKAR SIR IF I JOIN A COLLEGE AND LATER ON I CONVERT BIM T...WILL I BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE COLLEGE AND WILL THEY REFUND MY FEES?...
pradeepgoswami : Yes you can


muca7a300 : IN SNAP HOW MUCH %LE WE NEED FOR SYMBOSIS ??
pradeepgoswami : SNAP is the test conducted by the SYMBIOSIS GROUP for shortlisting students for its various colleges. Different colleges have different cut offs. Please visit their website for detailed information


cat2017 : WHAT IS A FPM PROGRAM I HAVE SEEN MANY PEOPLE DOING IT FROM IIMS EVEN AFTER THEY HAVE DONE MBA FROM OTHER COLLEGES?
kaushiklaskar : FPM stands for Fellow Program in Management. Its a doctoral program in management


sahil : MY QUESTION STILL NOT ANSWERED...
kaushiklaskar : By doing MBA. you will complement your technical expertise with management skill, thereby improving your career growth prospects. Its not necessary to do BBA, BCom etc as prerequisite


shona : WHY IS MBA A BETTER CAREER OPTION??
srinivasbelvi : MBA enables you to build business skills in addition to the skills that one has. Since companies expect hybrid skills in a candidate these days, MBA is a better way of equipping oneself with skills in-line with industry requirement.


devanshu : HOW IS NIA PUNE
bharat : BB category... intake is 120; fee at Rs9.68 lakh; avg pay (last reported by college) - Rs5.8 lakh.


shanu : PLS REPLY TO MU QUERY.
roshit : I believe all your queries have been answered


tarun : SIR, SORRY TO BE OFF TOPIC. BUT OF IIM SHILLONG AND IIM RANCHI, WHICH IS BETTER SINCE RANCHI HAS A HIGHER AVG PLACEMENT. ALSO SINCE I HAVE WL30 IN IIM SHILLONG, DO I HAVE A DECENY
bharat : Both are equally good... consider location and proximity, fee, climate (important factor), and placements.


cat2017 : @KAUSHIKKLASKAR SIR THE LAST DATE IS 5TH JUNE BUT I DONT THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO CONVERT BY THEN..DOES THAT MEAN I WONT BE ABLE TO GET ANY AMOUNT OF MY FEES PAID
kaushiklaskar : Check with institute


shona : WHY MBA BETTER CAREER OPTION??
roshit : MBA aspirants come from all backgrounds - Be it Engineers, CAs, MBBS, B.Coms, B.Sc, BBA, etc. MBA equips one with the know-how needed to administer business imparting knowledge/experience across all streams Finance, Marketing/Sales, Operations, HR, IT, Strategy. So you can either run your own firm or run a firm for others. Sooner or later, a lot of folks cap their education with an MBA.


hrishi : IS IIM KASHIPUR A GOOD CALL OVER SITM, PUNE? EVALATING ROI AND ALL EXPENSES OVERALL, CONSIDERING I LIVE IN PUNE?
pradeepgoswami : Anyday IIM KASHIPUR is preferable. You will have better career options in future


harshitha : CAN YOU PLEASE TELL THE BENEFITS OF READING NEWS PAPER FOR CAT ASPIRATS WHAT ARE THE MAIN COLUMS TO READ IN NEWSPAPER
charlton : Reading a newspaper has 5 benefits as far as you are concerned: 1) Helps in CAT VA-RC section 2) Improves General awareness 3) Helps you develop essay writing skills (good reading is linked to good writing) 4) Helps you do well in interview 5) Indirectly helps you do well in LR-DI sections as well. Read newspapers offline especially the Editorial page. Try making a summary of the articles in the initial stages. Also read online from The Economist, New York Times, Huffington Post, Tribune, TIME, The Guardian etc. Do not forget to read the magazine that T.I.M.E. provides you - Management Education and Careers


tarun : SIR, SORRY TO BE OFF TOPIC. BUT OF IIM SHILLONG AND IIM RANCHI, WHICH IS BETTER SINCE RANCHI HAS A HIGHER AVG PLACEMENT. ALSO SINCE I HAVE WL30 IN IIM SHILLONG, DO I HAVE A DECENT CHANCE TO CONVERT IT. ALSO, TILL WHEN
roshit : Ranchi


manny : CURRENTLY I AM WORKING IN AN IT COMPANY AND I HAVE 6 MONTHS OF WORK EXPERIENCE,BUT DUE TO HEALTH ISSUE I NEED TO QUIT MY JOB,I WANT TO APPEAR FOR CAT 17,HOW TO COVER THE GAP PERIOD BEFORE JOINING ANY BSCHOOL IN 2018.PLEASE HELP ME WITH SOME GOOD ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE WHICH CAN HELP ME IN MBA.
srinivasbelvi : Try any course of your interest. What matters is your attitude towards effective utilisation of time & talent. I wish you a speedy recovery.


sahil : SO MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED..
srinivasbelvi : Your concerns are addressed.


hycb7a174 : IM A FRESHER. WITHOUT WORK EXPERIENCE AND ALL. IN FINAL YEAR OF MY DEGREE. WILL THIS ANYWAY AFFECT MY SELECTION PROCESS?
swapnila : Nope.


shona : WHAT IF AIMCATS SCORES R REALLY LESS??
swapnila : You identify reasons for the same and work on them.


agrawalhitesh : HLO SIR....I WAS THE STUDENT 2016 CAT BATCH OF TIMES AND GIVEN THE CAT BUT I WAS UNABLE TO DO WELL DUE TO SOME PERSONAL PROBLEMS BUT NOW I WANT TO START MY PREP. AGAIN SO MAY I JOIN CORESPPONDENCE COURSE OR ENROLL IN JUST TEST SERIES.
charlton : Pls join the Correspondence program, if not the classroom program. Our material is revamped every year based on changes in the recent CAT. That will be highly beneficial.


aksh : IS LIBA A GOOD SCHOOL FOR FINANCE? SHOULD IT BE PREFERRED OVER WELINGKAR OR GLIM GURGAON IF I AM FROM MUMBAI
srinivasbelvi : All in the same league. If finance workout for you, selecting a B-School in Mumbai might allow you to build better profile.


shona : Y ARENT ANY BBA STREAM STUDENTS INTO TIME USUALLY??
bharat : Not really true... you have access to pretty little data to come to that conclusion... by the way, grads of all streams, incl BBA, enrol for the CAT program.


shona : IF THERE'S NO WORK EXPERIENCE IS IT ANY WAY GOING TO EFFECT ON OUR CONVERSION OF CALLS?? MAINLY ARE WE EVEN GOING TO RECEIVE CALLS??
roshit : You will receive calls if you have a good CAT score and if you do well in your GWPI


hycb7a174 : HOW IS IIM KASHIPUR?
bharat : AAA category... intake at 190... fee at 12.66 lakh... avg pay at 13.17 lakh (2017).


shona : APART FROM IIM'S WHICH ARE THE TOP BSCHOOLS IN AND AROUND INDIA??
bharat : look at the b-school ranking on this website... FMS, JBIMS, MDI, XLRI, IITs Bombay & Delhi, SPJIMR, NITIE - to name a few.


devanshu : I HAVE CONVERTED NIA PUNE BUT I THINK IT WILL RESTRICT MY SCOPE IN FUTURE AND IS IT WORTH AS NOW FEES IS AROUND 12LAC ? I HAVE NO OTHER OPTION SO I THINK I CAN GET IMS DAVV AT 94.5 CMAT AND I HAVE ALREADY TAKEN A DROP , CAN I TAKE ANOTHER FOR CAT 2017 ? I AM IN HUGE DILEMMA PLEASE HELP ME
charlton : I think it would be a good idea for you to prepare well and take all the important B-School entrance tests one more time.


rohit : IN MITSOM PUNE, PGDM OR MBA WHICH ONE SHOULD PREFERRED?
bharat : any of the two - look at the fee -- whichever is lower, take it up.


shona : WHAT WILL BE THE BASIC PAY AFTER COMPLETING STUDIES FROM ANY IIM??
pradeepgoswami : No one can speculate about it as every student from a batch in a specific IIM do not end with the same package. Again all the IIMs do not have the same average package


tarun : I HAVE WL30 IN IIM SHILLONG, DO I HAVE A DECENT CHANCE TO CONVERT IT. ALSO, TILL WHEN??
bharat : yes, pretty good chance - if its the original WL number... most likely, by next week.


agrawalhitesh : HLO SIR,I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION.IN 10TH-79.8%,12TH-59.8%,GIVEN GRAD FINAL YEAR EXAM RESULT IS PENDING,SO MY QUESTION IS WITH THESE LOW SCORES HOW CAN IN MANAGE TO DO WELL IN CAT AND TARGET FOR TOP OR OLD IIMS,FMS OR RESPECTED COLLEGE,PLEASE GUIDE ME.
roshit : First, you need to focus on getting a very good CAT score. Then perform well in GWPI.


sindhu : SIR PLEASE REPLY TO MY QUERY
charlton : Answered


shona : WHAT IS SAMCAT?
srinivasbelvi : Self Administered Mock Common Admission Test


hycb7a174 : BHARAT SIR, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY INTAKE 190? AND FEES IS IT ANNUALLY OR TOTALLY.?
bharat : intake is total no. of seats and fee is for two years.


aksh : CAN SOMEONE ANSWER MY QUESTION
pradeepgoswami : Liba is a very good bschool with excellent placement records with a decent ROI. BEING FROM MUMBAI YOU CAN CONSIDER WELINKER


shona : WHAT ALL ARE THE BETTER OPTIONS ALONG WITH CAT EXAM??
kaushiklaskar : You can appear for other Management entrance test like SNAP, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, CMAT, TISS, IRMA, GMAT etc


hycb7a174 : HOW IS HCU AND VJIM?
pradeepgoswami : Decent colleges. HCU is better


zzz17 : WHAT TYPE OF EXTRA-COCURRICULARS COUNT? IS HAVING AN INTERNSHIP NECESSARY?
roshit : Having internship isn't necessary. Any extra curricular activity that is constructive and adds value to you, or the folks around you (your school, college, employer, organization) is very desirable.


hrishi : PLEASE ARRANGE ACCORDING TO TIME PREFERENCE- TRICHY, KASHIPUR, ROHTAK, RANCHI, RAIPUR, UDAIPUR!
roshit : Ranchi, Trichy, Raipur, Rohtak, Udaipur, Kashipur


priyanshu : IS THERE ANY BENEFIT TO READ ARTICLE FROM (THE GUARDIAN) APP?
charlton : Yes there is. CAT RC and Verbal content is taken from The Economist, The Guardian, New York Times etc.


divyang : I HAVE GOT VERY LOW PERCENTILE IN VA RC SECTION IN CAT 2016.PLZ SIR GUIDE ME HOW TO PREPARE
swapnila : Begin with RC and Verbal Reasoning questions.For RC you could use the RC links uploaded on your SHP.Also solving the various section tests could also help score in this section.For the VR section you need to start working on PFQ,Out of context by practicing examples given to you in the SMs.


ad12 : HELLO SIR, I AM GOING FOR MBA AS I WANT TO START A COMPANY OR JOIN A START UP. WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGES FOR ME IF I WANT TO JOIN MY FATHER'S COMPANY OR WANT TO START MY OWN? RIGHT NOW I AM TAKING EXPERIENCE OF A MNC.
charlton : SP Jain and ISB which have an MBA program catered to students looking forward to take their family business to great heights..


shona : BHARAT SIR, HOW TO IMPROVE GK MORE IN DETAIL?
bharat : read newspaper (spend 15 min daily), our inhouse magazine - MBA Education & Careers - has a lot of GK features with short notes and news capsules (like current events & issues, business gk, and current event chronicle)... also go through GAT papers... spend 15 min daily in learning some new stuff (from newspapers, magazines, wikipedia, manorama year book)... it will take consistent effort and unending enthusiasm -- am sure you have it in you to learn what matters!


divyang : HOW TO PREPARE FOR DI LR SECTION IN CAT.ONLY MOCKS FROM AIMCAT ARE SUFFICIENT??
pradeepgoswami : In addition to that you have the class hand out, the online sectional tests , the practise paper booklets and the SAMCATS


aksh : @SRINIVAS SIR, IS LIBA IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS WELINGKAR AND GLIM GURGAON? WHAT IS THE AVG PACKAGE WE CAN EXPECT FROM LIBA?
srinivasbelvi : Averages are... LIBA-Chennai around 9L & Wellingkar around 8L


shona : HOW RO ACTUALLY PREPARE KEENLY ON THE SUBJECT??
swapnila : Could you please elaborate on your question?


devanshu : HOW IS IMS DAVV ?
bharat : avoid


suko : DO YOU THINK HAVING WORK EX WILL GIVE A CANDIDATE ENOUGH EXPOSURE TO UNDERSTAND HIS CAPABILITIES AND REALIZE WHAT HE WANTS TO PURSUE IN LIFE ? IF YES, WHY HAVEN'T THE IIMS MADE THIS MANDATORY LIKE OTHER FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES ?
pradeepgoswami : The jobs on offer in India is not exactly the same as that in developed countries. The average age of doing an mba in our country is much lower than in foreign countries. In our countries a whole lot of companies prefer freshers over candidates with extended work ex.The IIMs basically cater to the market demands.


divyamhjn : X-9.2 CGPA,XII-85,GRAD-75 BCOM HONS DU.1 YR EXP WITH EY.LEFT JOB IN OCT.GIM OR IFMR.
bharat : GIM


shona : LIKE HOW TO KEENLY WORK ON LR AND DI?? I MEAN HOW TO IMPROVE SCORES ??
pradeepgoswami : In LR you need to prepare topicwise. Next keep solving them regularly and then when you feel comfortable start taking times tests and analyse your performance in them. For DI please do the class hangouts at least twice followed by the topic based booklets offered by T.I.M.E. followed by the sectional tests. Please take the AIMCATs very seriously and solve all the questions after you have taken the test.WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!


devanshu : CAN I APPLY FOR IITTM GWALIOR?
bharat : you can... if you are a CAT 2017 student, it is early to apply!


glcb7a002 : AT PRESENT I AM IN LAST YEAR OF B.TECH,I WANT TO DO MBA IN IIMB.SINCE I HAVE NO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN MY PROFILE AND IAM FROM LOWLEVEL COLLEGE.EVEN IF I SCORE A GOOD PERCENTILE,WILL THE ABOVE THINGS DECREASE MY CHANCES IN GETTING INTO IIMB?
roshit : If you score a very good percentile instead of scoring a good percentile, you can make up for it a bit.


divyang : HOW TO PREPARE FOR DI LR SECTION.ONLY MOCKS FROM AIMCAT ARE SUFFICIENT??
roshit : Attend classes, get clarity on the concepts and ways to answer questions, Do the exercises in study materials, take the online sectional tests. All of these along with the Mocks will help.


devanshu : X-89.3,XII-78,ENG GRAD 74%
pradeepgoswami : You have a decent profile . Work hard and get a 95+ percentile in CAT


zzz17 : WILL NO WORK EXPERIENCE HINDER ANYBODY'S CHANCES ??
roshit : No


dibyesh : WHAT WILL BE THE NATURE OF THE JOBS WE WILL BE DOING POST COMPLETION OF MBA IN FINANCE ?
charlton : Managerial level - HR, Operations, Finance, Marketing or Consulting or a mix of all - General Mgmt roles.


shona : HOWS IIM UDAIPUR?
pradeepgoswami : A very good option to consider


dibyesh : WHAT IS THE JOB SECURITY OF A MBA QUALIFIER ?
swapnila : Post MBA everything depends on your performance.


tarun : @ROSHIT SIR, IN A PREVIOUS CHAT I ASKED THE SAME QUESTION AND I WAS TOLD THAT SHILLONG IS BETTER THAN RANCHI. SO PLEASE TELL JUST ONE LAST TIME (COMPLETELY SURE)
roshit : Ranchi


nam : SIR, HOW IS JAIPURIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, IS IT WORTH TAKING ADMISSION?
bharat : Jaipur & Lucknow campuses not ranked in top 100... fee is around 10 lakh plus mess charges... college claims avg pay of around 5.6 lakh... would ask you to avoid.


moni : IS WORK LIFE AFTER MBA VERY STRESSFUL? IN HOW MANY YEARS CAN WE PAY BACK THE EDUCATION LOAN?
bharat : first part -- work life depends on nature of job and skill set; second part -- loan repayment depends on one's inclination to repay, amount of loan, one's salary, disposable income, and related factors.


shona : HOW TO PREPARE ON VERBAL AND VOCAB?? SCORES ARE DOWNGRADED
swapnila : Just answered.Please check the chat transcript.


asad : DEAR SIR I AM 2011 PASS OUT B.E IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND HAVING 4.5 YRS OF EXPERIENCE IN AIR CONDITIONING FIELD AS A DESIGN ENGINEER IN A CONSULTING FIRM.10TH-75% 12TH -67% AND B.E- 71%.I SECURED 75% IN CAT AND GOT A CALL FROM GB PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRIBUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT , UTTARAKHAND IN GENERAL MBA.KINDLY GUIDE ME WHETHER THE ABOVE MENTIONED COLLEGE WOULD BE WORTH JOINING CONSIDERING MY PROFILE?
bharat : Asad, avoid this college... we suggest you continue to work... prepare better... work harder than today and do better in the CAT 2017 and other tests. Our best wishes!


agrawalhitesh : THANX FOR ANSWERING MY QUERIES RESPECTED FACULTIES..
bharat : best wishes! work hard and keep learning!


shona : SWANILA MAAM I M NOT SATISFIED WITH MY QUESTIONS ANSWER PLEASE I REQUEST U TO ELABORTE
swapnila : Can you please let me know , what other details would you need? I have answered preparation for the verbal section. For vocab you could use the rps method of word learning.Also going through a list of phrasal verbs and homophones could help solve the word based questions.


glcb7a002 : WILL IIMB INTAKE FRESHERS ONLY FROM IIT AND TOP COLLEGE BACKGROUND?A STUDENT FROM LOWLEVEL COLLEGE,NO WORK EXPERIENCE,NO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES,BUT GOOD CAT SCORE CAN'T GET INTO IIMB?? PLEASE EXPLAIN IN DETAIL SIR......
bharat : yes, anyone from any background can make it to IIMB - provided he/she meets the eligibility criteria (like clearing the CAT cutoffs, academics norms). So, work hard and put in a great performance in the CAT! Our best wishes!


muca7a300 : SIR I HAVE STARTED STUDYING NOW WILL I ABLE TO SCORE 95+ IN SNAP OR CET
pradeepgoswami : Sure you can if you plan your preparation and keep evaluating your progress from time to time.


shona : IS UDAIPUR AMONG TOP IIM??
bharat : yes... top 25


devanshu : 10TH 89.3 12TH 77.8 ENG GRAD 74% 2016 PASS OUT NO WORK EX CAN I TAKE CAT 2017 ? IS 2 YR DROP WILL AFFECT MY SELECTION ?
pradeepgoswami : Well the panel members will certainly enquire about it.If possible get into a full time employment. You might even consider joining an NGO or do some professional course which is related with your man.


shona : SO IS UDAIPUR IIM BETTER THAN JAIPUR??
bharat : what Jaipur? Are you comparing cities? :-|


kevish : DEAR SIR, I'M 2014 PASSED OUT FROM BSC-STATS. I HAVE 2 YEARS OF WORK EXP OVER ALL...ONE YEAR AS A PROGRAMMER TRAINEE AND ANOTHER YEAR WORKED AS AN ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE ASSOCIATE. WILL IT EFFECT ON MY CARRIER AS 2YEARS OF WORK EXP FROM 2 DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS. RIGHT NOW, I QUIT MY JOB AND WANT TO GIVE 100% IN CAT. PLEASE SUGGEST ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR ENTRANCE EXAMS. ALSO, HOW TO WORK ON RC'S AS I ALWAYS GO WRONG IRRESPECTIVE OF MY PRACTICES :(
bharat : previous work ex will not affect negatively... for exam prep, please meet with faculty at the nearest TIME centre for strategy and planning.


agrawalhitesh : SIR WHEN I OPEN MY 2016 SHP,AS I WAS CAT 2016 BATCH STUDENT THERE IS SHOWING SOME LINKS OF AIMCATS PRACTICE TEST SOME VIDEO LECTURES,SHOULD I STILL GIVE THOSE TESTS AND WATCH THE VIDEOS,IF YES THEN UNTIL WHEN I AM ABLE TO USE THESE THINGS.
srinivasbelvi : Things may be visible for another month. If you are appearing for CAT-17 get the updated homepage for better features.


javed : HELLO SIR I AM PURSUING MY B.TECH BUT I DON'T HAVE GOOD TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE CAN I STILL GET GOOD COLLEGE IF I SCORE WELL IN CAT
roshit : yes


ad12 : SIR, MOST OF THE TIME , MY MORAL GETS DOWN THINKING ABOUT MY LESS SCORE IN 12TH AND GRADUATION. I WAS AN AVERAGE STUDENT BUT WORKING HARD NOW TO PREPARE. BUT I ALWAYS GOT A DOUBT IN MY MIND, IF I COULD GET A GOOD COLLEGE DUE TO MY MARKS WHICH AFFECTS MY PERFORMANCE. HOW MUCH MY MARKS ARE GOING TO BE A HURDLE AFTER CAT EXAM OR ANY OTHER MBA EXAM FOR AN EXCELLENT COLLEGE?
kaushiklaskar : You cant do anything about your 12th or graduation scores now. Be positive and focus all your positive energy in maximizimg the CAT score.


shona : THANKS! FOR DOUBTS CLEARED FOR A WHILE :')
pradeepgoswami : You are welcome


sv : SIR, IIM -INDORE VS MDI-PGPM.
bharat : IIM Indore


agrawalhitesh : SRINIVASBELVI SIR HOW CAN I UPDATE MY SHP,SHOULD I HAVE TO ENROLL IN COREPONDENCE COURSE OR ANY TEST SERIES?
srinivasbelvi : Test series should do. There are 4 types of test series. Please go through course offerings & select the one which suits your requirements. Best wishes.


aksh : SO IS LIBA WORTH CONSIDERING? IS IT A TOP 50 SCHOOL?
srinivasbelvi : It is a minority college promoted by catholics... It is well around top 50.


kevish : SIR, PLEASE REPLY TO MY QUERIES
bharat : all queries answered


anu : I AM NOT VERY CLEAR ABOUT THE STEAMS OF MBA IN TREND . IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD SUGGEST SOME . I AM BTECH IN ELECTRONICS AND CURRENTLY HAVING ABOVE ONE YEAR OF WORK EX...ALSO I HAVE HEARD ABOUT MBA IN FASHION AS WELL AS ENTERTAINMENT FIELD . CAN YOU SUGGEST ON THAT.
bharat : five major specialisations -- FIN, MARKETING, HR, Operations and Systems... try to avoid highly sectoral stuff like fashion. What you should choose will depend on you want to do in the long run... read a little about the major ones.


divyamhjn : SIR WILL GIM WILL BE WORTH THE INVESTMENT ?
pradeepgoswami : Yes it definitely is


sv : @BHARAT SIR, AS PER TIMES CATEGORIZATION MDI> IIM-I
bharat : yes, but on the bigger canvas, IIM tag will help -- especially if you do well in the PGP.


glcb7a002 : IAM GOING TO FINAL YEAR OF MY BTECH AND I HAVE NO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN MY PROFILE.WHICH TYPE OF THINGS SHOULD I DO NOW,WHICH WILL ENHANCE MY CHANCES IN GETTING INTO IIMB AND WILL THESE ACTIVITIES ARE MUST OR MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE?PLEASE EXPLAIN IN DETAIL.......
roshit : Preferably something that is close to your heart. In your college, you can mingle with your batch-mates and be a part of participants who organize symposiums, seminars, fests, etc. Or kindle your hobbies to a level that you can speak about in PI and differentiate yourself from the rest of the aspirants.


anu : I AM WILLING TO DO MBA FROM ABROAD. BUT I ALSO HAVE A DOUBT REGARDING FEES OF COLLEGES ABROAD. DO BANKS PROVIDE THAT MUCH LOAN OR IS THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED . PLEASE ELABORATE ON THIS
srinivasbelvi : Scholarships for management programs are minimal when compared with under graduate courses. You got to arrange your finances. Bank loans often depends on your relationship with bank & the reputation of the college.


moni : SIR, I AM IN A DILEMMA WHETHER TO PREPARE FOR CAT OR BANK PO EXAMS. WHICH DO YOU THINK IS A BETTER OPTION?
srinivasbelvi : One which suits you is better for you. Please seek counselling from an expert in case you are confused.


dibyesh : HOW MUCH MINIMUM PERCENTILE IN CAT WILL BE ENOUGH TO GET INTO A GOOD COLLEGE?
pradeepgoswami : To get into the bschool of your choice you need to clear the INSTITUTE specific cutoffs but considering a general category student getting a minimum of 80 percentile will help you to get shortlisted for the you rounds in a decent bschool.Currently you should aim 95+ percentile in CAT


suko : PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION. @BHARAT SIR @CHARLTON SIR
bharat : all queries answered


asad : SIR I HAVE HEARD FROM THE SENIORS OF G.B PANT UNIVERSITY THAT THE PLACEMENTS ARE 100 PERCENT FROM PAST 6 YEARS WITH MINIMUM PACKAGE OF 4.5LAKH AND MAXIMUM OF 9.5 LAKH FOR GENERAL MBA PROGRAMME.BECAUSE SIR ALREADY 6 YEARS HAVE LAPSED AFTER MY ENGINEERING AND MY PERFORMANCE IN CAT IS DEGRADING AS I'M NOT ABLE TO SPARE GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME.AND I WANT TO SWITCH ALSO AS THE GROWTH IN MY ORGANIZATION IS NOT SATISFACTORY.SO KINDLY GUIDE ME SIR
bharat : Asad, it is difficult to believe the placement figures... consider this -- the cost of the program will be the FEE of the program + your loss of pay (during the duration of the program). Now, will the placements at this college bring you that kind of pay? Will there be a qualitative jump in work profile after this program? We suggest you continue to work and prepare better for the CAT/OMETs/GMAT.


javed : SIR I AM NOT GOOD IN COMMUNICATION SKILLS HOW TO IMPROVE MY COMMUNICATION SKILLS
bharat : read, Javed... try reading newspapers... and more importantly, read comics (like Champak, Chandamama, Tinkle - English version)... comics have stories - where characters converse in a easy-to-understand language... this is the kind of language we need to get along in our daily life. Just remember -- its ok to make mistakes while conversing in English; after all its not your native tongue. Its like speaking in Tamil (when your native tongue is Bengali) - you will make mistakes when learning to speak in a new tongue. Stick to BASICS!


kevish : SIR, CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION REGARDING SYLLABUS FOR HCU-MBA ENTRANCE EXAM FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS. PLEASE SIR AS I HAVE VERY LESS TIME TO PREPARE. EXAM IS ON 1ST JUNE.
bharat : Kevish, we have no info about the syllabus for the test... its a new program...please check with the college/admissions committee.


manisha : MY PROFILE IS AS FOLLOWS:10TH-91.2,12-79,GRADUATION-74,6 MONTHS OF WORK EX TILL NOW,I KNOW THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO GET A CALL FROM IIMA AND B,BUT IS IIM C POSSIBLE?
roshit : Calls from all the IIMs are possible for you, provided you get a very good CAT score and perform well in GWPI


m21 : HI, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT NM MUMBAI WILL BRING OUT ANOTHER MERIT LIST. IS 1209 MERIT RANK POSSIBLE TO GET CONVERTED?
bharat : at 1209, almost no chance... hard luck! :-(


bidita : HOW IS IISWBM, KOLKATA IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS AND PACKAGE?
pradeepgoswami : A very good option indeed. It is one of the oldest bschool in our country with a rich allumni base. It has a very good roi and is ioffering decent placements in recent years. You can definitely consider going there. IMO Kolkata is also a good option and placement package wise will rate above IISWBM


sona : SIR I AM A CA FINALIST AND I M PREPARING CURRENTLY FOR CAT 17 WILL MBA N CA A GOOD COMBO?
bharat : yes... it will be a sona/golden combination. :-)


sona : SIR I AM A CA FINALIST AND I M PREPARING CURRENTLY FOR CAT 17 WILL MBA N CA A GOOD COMBO?
roshit : Absolutely.


dibyesh : APART FROM AIMCAT, WHAT OTHER TEST SERIES WILL BE BENEFICIAL FOR CAT AND FROM WHEN I SHOULD START APPEARING ?
pradeepgoswami : You also need to co.plete all the online sectional tests and the SAMCATs in addition to the AIMCATs


bidita : IISWBM, KOLKATA OR IMI, KOLKATA?
bharat : IMI Kolkata, anyday!


mba_2017 : HI, I GOT A CALL THROUGH EXTENDED MERIT LIST FOR IIM AMRITSAR AND BG. I HAVE 2.5 YRS WORK EXP IN IT. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF CONVERSION AT 95.98%ILE IN CAT?
srinivasbelvi : You stand a good chance. Best wishes


bfca7a050 : SIR WHEN WE COMPARE CAT EXAM WITH MHCET WHICH IS EASIER?HOW THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE THERE BASED ON THESE TWO EXAMS?
srinivasbelvi : MHCET is state level exam & hence less competition when compared with CAT which is national level exam. MHCET is easier to prepare for. If you have domicile of Maharashtra then securing seat in one of the B-Schools in Maharashtra is relatively easier.


bidita : THANKS A LOT SIR!!
pradeepgoswami : You are welcome


muca7a300 : SIR IF WE WONT BE ABLE TO CLEAR CAT THIS YEAR THEN CAN I ATTEND LECS IN TIME NXT YEAR OR I HAVE TO PAY FEES AGAIN ?
bharat : We will help you make it to a top school... in case of tough luck, depending on your CAT 2017 percentile, you would get a discount in the fee for next year.


sona : SIR FOR PURSUING MBA IN FINANCE IIM CALCUTTA OR FMS WHICH IS PREFERABLE
kaushiklaskar : IIM Calcutta


kevish : BHARAT SIR, IT IS NOT AVAILABLE EVEN IN THE HCU WEBSITE. WHO DO I NEED TO CONTACT SIR.? PLEASE TELL ME VERY SOON SIR AS THE TIME IS TICKING DOWN.
bharat : if the HCU website does not info, then we can barely help... however, typically such tests have focus on math and logic skills.


javed : SIR IS THERE ANY TEST SERIES FOR PREPARATION LIKE IIFT SNAP AND
srinivasbelvi : TIME doesn't provide test series only for Other Management Entrance Tests like IIFT, SNAP, NMAT etc. However our test series covers all important national level tests like CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT, IIFT etc. Some are online & some are paper pencil based as the actual exams are.


bidita : WHAT IS ROI?
srinivasbelvi : Return on money & time Invested


aashpreet : SIR/MADAM, HOW DOES THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROGRAME IN IIM-ABCL WORKS?
bharat : yes, it does!


sona : SIR AT THE TIME OF PLACEMENT MY CA FINAL WILL BE PENDING SO WILL IT LEAD TO LOSS OF JOB FOR ME?
bharat : you are jumping the gun... get there and you will know what to do!


aashpreet : DO IIMS CHARGE EXTRA FEES FOR FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROGRAME? IF SO HOW MUCH?
bharat : yes, they do... varies between the IIMs.


sona : @BHARAT SIR OK SIR
bharat : Best wishes! Keep learning!


kevish : THANK YOU BHARAT SIR
bharat : Best wishes! Keep learning!


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