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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

tom : BIM TRICHY CAT CUT OFF?
shivabhaskaran : 88 Plus in cat


andrew : WHAT IS THE EXPECTED DATE FOR IIFT RESULTS ?
rahulpinnamaneni : In the next 5-6 days


tom : NMIMS BANG AND HYD CUT OFF?
rahulpinnamaneni : Bang & Hyd - overall around 190


rajesh12 : WHICH COLLEGE GTO APPLY EXPECTING 70 PERCENTILE
rahulpinnamaneni : Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru NIBM Pune Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Hyderabad Central University (HCU) Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Bengaluru Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Noida XIME Bangalore National Insurance Academy Pune NIT Calicut


nisha : HELLO SIR...I HAD NOT PREPARED FOR GK TILL TODAY..NOW IM TARGETING FOR XAT SO WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE AND FROM WHERE??
supratim : Please read news paper daily . Read MBA Education & Careers magazine of last 6 months.


andrew : I GOT 196 IN NMAT. ANY CHANCE FOR NMIMS MUMBAI ?
rahulpinnamaneni : None


nisha : HELLO SIR...I HAD NOT PREPARED FOR GK TILL TODAY..NOW IM TARGETING FOR XAT SO WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE AND FROM WHERE????
pradeeppandey : The marks of General Knowledge will not be used for determining the percentile and cut off at first stage of selection. For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: • Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. • Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. • Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions


ankurgupta : HOW TO PREPARE FOR DM FOR XAT ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Classroom handouts, practice material in LOT-3, previous 3-4 years' XAT papers should be more than sufficient.


kd : HOW GOOD IS IBS COLLEGE...
tijendrasharma : ibs hyderabad is good. fee is high. so ROI is not so good


sourabh : IVE GOT 167 IN NMAT.ANY CHANCES?
rahulpinnamaneni : NMIMS Mumbai? None


kd : CAN YOU TELL SOME GOOD COLLEGES FOR MAT..
shivabhaskaran : Christ University Bangalore, VIT Chennai, Velore, AMITY Noida, SRM Chennai,Amrita Kollam, Kochi and Bangalore


rajesh12 : WHICH COLLEGE WILL GIVE CALLS AROUND 80 PERCENTILE IN CAT
rahulpinnamaneni : National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT) University Business School (UBS), Chandigarh T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), New Delhi Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Mumbai Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai GIM Goa Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai


kumar : GENERAL CATEGORY.1YR WORK EX. 10-87% 12TH-94% UG -74%,CAT EXPECTED-90-95 PERCENTILE.COLLEGES APPLIED IMI DELHI,IMT GHAZIABAD,BIM TRICHY.ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS?
pradeeppandey : • Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur • Department of Management Studies (DOMS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee • Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad • International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi • National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT) • Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) You may select few colleges from AA and A category.


nayna : SIR I AM EXPECTING 51.75 ( ACCORDING TO CL MARKS PREDICTOR) IN SNAP - SC CATEGORY ! ANY CHANCES FOR SCHMRD OR SIBM PUNE ?
revanth : Hi Nayna. Your full profile. 10th, 12th & Graduation %. Graduation college ? Any Work Experience ?


ab : 208 IN NMAT . ANY CHANCES?
asim : Yes moderate chance is there, keep your fingers crossed ( assuming you will cross the sectional cutoffs )


saurav : HELLO SIR IM EXPECTING 60-70 PERCENTILE IN CAT(3RD RETAKE)..COULD YOU PLEASE RATE IMI KOLKATA AND MDI MURSHIDABAD??ARE THEY GOOD ENOUGH.
supratim : Both are very new colleges to have enough data points to judge.


mahesh : HELLO SIR...FOR A CAT SCORE OF 80% ..36 MONTHS OF WORK EXPERIENCE..10TH 80%..12TH 93%...ENGINEERING 71%..AND NC OBC...SUGGEST GOOD COLLEGES FOR FINANCE AND OPERATIONS ..THANK YOU
vasanthkumar : BIM, IFMR, TAPMI will be good to apply...Try for NITIE too...


tom : NMIMS BANGALORE VS MISB BOCCONI?
asim : NMIMS Bangalore ( considering the fee structure/return on investment ).


ankurgupta : GOT 214 IN NMAT. HOW TO GO AHEAD WITH GDPI PREPARATION ? WHEN WILL TIME START ITS GDPI CLASSES ?
ramachandran : THe GDPI Classes will start any time. Please be in touch with your Centre


aditya : KINDLY GRADE AMONG SIBM AND NMIMS BANGALORE
tijendrasharma : i think u can prefer sibm banglore


kumar : HOW GOOD IS SIOM NASHIK?AND WHAT COULD BE THE EXPECTED CUT OFF FOR SIOM NASHIK?
ramachandran : Decent.


sourabh : WHAT WAS THE SECTIONAL CUT OFF FOR LAST CMAT EXAM?
rahulpinnamaneni : which institute are you interested in?


v : HELLO SIR, HOW MUCH IS AN IDEAL SCORE (APPROXIMATELY) IN DECISION MAKING SECTION OF XAT?
supratim : Depends on paper difficulty level and all test takers performance. Neither of these 2 points you can control. So put your efforts towards learning the rules to do well in this section. Write Mock XAT's.


rajesh12 : EXPECTED CUTOFF OF XLRI BM PROGRAM
ramachandran : Very high 90s


tom : GOT 197 IN NMAT..(QS-86,LR-59,LS-52) NMIMS BANG/HYD ANY CHANCES?
rahulpinnamaneni : Yeah, quite good chances.


sushruth : SIR, WHAT IS CAT CUTOFF FOR TAPMI NRI CANDIDATES?
shivabhaskaran : 83 plus


shubham : SIR WHAT WOULD BE THE BETTR OPTION AMONG THREE-NDIM DELHI,AMITY NOIDA,XISS RANCHI?
pradeeppandey : Amity is slightly better and is in B+ category whereas NDIM and XISS in B category as per our B-School Categorization.


cat2016 : I AM EXPECTING AROUND 76 MARKS IN SNAP. SIBM PUNE?
ramachandran : Appears challenging


07cr : HOW IMPORTANT ROLE DOES GK AND ESSAY IN XAT PLAY IN THE PI ROUNDS?(IF WE ARE SHORTLISTED TO PI ROUNDS)
vasanthkumar : It always depends on the profile of the student. If there is a tie between 5-6 students, essay and GK will play a role.


bj : PREPARATION STRATEGY FOR TISSNET?
shivabhaskaran : Work On GK as other sessions will be easy


sushruth : SIR, HOW IS NIRMA MBA PLACEMENTS LAST YEAR
rahulpinnamaneni : around 8 lpa is the average


kd : IF I GET SELECTED IN IBS...WHICH CAMPUS WILL BE GOOD
rahulpinnamaneni : Hyderabad


saurav : WILL IMI KOLKATA HAVE GOOD ROI AND PLACEMENT?
rahulpinnamaneni : average package in the range of 8.5 lpa


dd : WITH A SCORE OF 198 CAN I GET A CALL FROM NM BANG HYD.OR WILL CUT OFF BE MORE THAN 200??
abhishek : Possible. Just wait for the results.


kumar : GENERAL CATEGORY.1YR WORK EX. 10-87% 12TH-94% UG -74%,CAT EXPECTED-90-95 PERCENTILE.COLLEGE SUGGESTIONS PLEASE.
rahulpinnamaneni : National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) Management Development Institute (MDI) S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) (Second shortlist ) Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Department of Management Studies (DOMS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)


mahesh : HOW GOOD IS 1 YEAR MBA PROGRAMME IN GREAT LAKES CHENNAI FOR 24 MONTHS WORK EXPERIENCE CANDIDATES..?
ramachandran : Good. Please try here and in similar B Schools


sourabh : LAST 6 MONTHS G.A. IS SUFFICIENT OR WE HAVT TO STUDY 2015S ALSO?
tijendrasharma : you should prepare for minimum last 1 year GA


sunny : EXPECTED IIFT CUT OFF ?
rahulpinnamaneni : 44-46 kinda


07cr : AN OFFTOPIC QUESTION. I CURRENTLY AM WORKING AS A WRITER FOR A WEBSITE. WILL THIS COUNT AS A PLUS POINT. I AM ALSO DOING A JOB, BUT WILL THE WRITER ROLE HAVE ANY PLUS POINT "ALONE" OR SHOULD I LEAVE THE WRITER ROLE?
revanth : Hi 07cr. Is this after your graduation or while it ?


krishna : HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR XAT GK?HOW MANY QUESTIONS NEED TO BE CORRECTLY ATTEMPTED FOR XIMB?
ramachandran : Please read newspapers and magazines. Our own magazine is very handy. Please also read Manorama Year Book


abhi : HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR WAT AND PI, PLEASE HELP WITH DETAILED PLAN?
rahulpinnamaneni : Once the results start pouring in, you'll have intense sessions, workshops, bootcamps and what not. That'll cover GD, PI, WAT. In the meanwhile, you can start by looking at previous years' PI questions.


xat : HOW ARE GREAT LAKES AND TAPMI AND WHAT WAS LAST YEARS XAT SCORE REQUIRED?
pradeeppandey : Decent B-School and in A category. Great lakes and TAPMI both are successful in providing high quality placements to their top students, especially those with good communication skills. These schools have established brand reputation and are well recognised by the industry.


tom : IMI KOLKATA CAT CUT OFF?PLACEMENT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Around 60 percentile should be fine to get a call, average package is about 8.5 lpa


bj : WHAT ALL IN GK SHOULD I CONSIDER FOR PREPARING FOR TISSNET?
ramachandran : Both types of GK, static and dynamic


alex : SIR HOW WOULD U RATE SIOM ANSHUL. IS IT WORTH TO JOIN
ramachandran : All B Schools are good to a varying degree. Please look at the ranking of B Schools on your SHP and try your level best to make to the best possible one


sushruth : SIR, BIMTECH VS NIRMA, AS A WHOLE, PLEASE
rkrishnan : As per our B School ranking we rank both in " BBB" category which means that both are well regarded by the industry but may lag behind slightly in terms of over all brand value compared to categories ranked above. However , Nirma has a slightly better package


abhi : NITIE MUMBAI PGDIE AND PGDISEM EXPECTED CUTOFF FOR GEM ?
revanth : Hi Abhi. 95+ %ile in CAT. However this will also depend on the number of people who apply to NITIE.


saurav : SIR SOME GOOD COLLEGES UNDER CMAT
shivabhaskaran : SIMSREE Mumbai, KJ Somaiyah Mumbai, Goa Institute of Management, XIME Bangalore, Wellingar Mumbai


kumar : HOW GOOD IS SIOM NASHIK?AND WHAT COULD BE THE EXPECTED CUT OFF FOR SIOM?
abhishek : It is good, if you are targeting Operations. The cutoff will be around 50-55


cat2016 : WHAT ABOUT SCMHRD AND SIIB WITH 76?
tijendrasharma : FOR siib chances are better.


sunny : EXPECTED IIFT RESULT DATE ? IS THE RESULT A BIT DELAYED THIS YEAR ?
pradeeppandey : Around 28th Dec.


v : SIR IS THERE ANY NEGATIVE MARKING IN GK SECTION IN XAT?
supratim : Only XLRI will look into it. So try to score a good marks.


sushruth : SIR, MDI MURSHIDABAD EXPECTED CAT CUTOFF
rahulpinnamaneni : around 70-ish, based on last year's stats


somya : HEY SIR . CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH AVERAGE B SCHOOLS IN NCR .
prashantsrivastava : IMI, LBS, BIMTECH NOIDA, FORE


krishna : WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR XIMB?
rahulpinnamaneni : CAT : 91 overall; XAT : 90 overall


kd : IS MICA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ENTRANCE XAMS OF MBA...
supratim : Yes slightly . Look at sample papers available in MICA website.


sahil : WHAT ABOUT XIM BHUBANESWAR IS IT GOOD OR????
vasanthkumar : It is a good institute to study. Placements are good.


john : SIR WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 COLLEGES UNDER MAT AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CUTOFFS?
kunal : Tapaim - 700, XIMB -700, NIT warangal -600 in scores


ab : WHAT ARE CAT CUTOFF FOR VARIOUS IMI INSTITUTES SIR?
rahulpinnamaneni : Delhi : Around 87+ Kolkata : Around 60 Bhubhaneshwar : around 50+


hardik : SIR, FROM WHERE SHOULD GK BE STUDIED FOR TISS....AS STATIC ALSO COME ..SO HOW VAST SHOULD WE STUDY OR WHAT SHOULD BE SESSION
rahulpinnamaneni : Go through all editions of MBA Education and Careers, that should take care of most of your needs.


sourabh : FEES OF MISB BOCCONI?
ramachandran : The B School will be able to tell you. Please contact them.


cat2016 : WHAT ABOUT NITS? WHAT IS THE RANGE OF THEIR CUT OFFS?
shivabhaskaran : The best is NIT Trichy, the cut off is 85 plus


sahil : WHAT ABOUT XIM BHUBANESWAR IS IT GOOD OR?
charlton : good institute


sahil : WHAT ABOUT XIM BHUBANESWAR IS IT GOOD OR
rahulpinnamaneni : It's quite good.


drcc6y027 : HOW'S IS NITIE FOR FINANCE(PGDIM) GIVEN ITS NOT FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME THERE?
ramachandran : NITIE is a very good B School and admissions are not particularly easy. It might be a good idea to first gain admission there


07cr : @ REVANTH SIR, I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRADUATION JUNE 2016. TAKEN A GAP FOR CAT PREPARATION. CURRENTLY WORKING AS A SALES ADVISOR FOR A WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND ALSO DOING A PART TIME WORK AS WRITING ARTICLES FOR AUTOMOBILE WEBSITE(I LIKE AUTOMOBILES SO). WILL THIS WRITER ROLE HELP ME IN GD/PI PROCESS?
revanth : Good going. I guess you're doing what Ronaldo does. Giving your 100 %. :) IIMs will officially consider only one work experience. However, the part time work as a "writer" will interest the interview panel a lot. So be prepared for questions from that area.


sunny : IIFT SCORE IS 48+, HOW STRONG ARE THE CHANCES ?
pradeeppandey : Very Good chance. All the best !


sahil : WHAT ABOUT PLACEMENT IN XIMB IN DETAIL
rahulpinnamaneni : http://home.ximb.ac.in/~placement/placements/bmreport.html Average package : 12.5 lpa


kd : I WANT TO PURSUE MY CAREER IN MARKETING LINE....SHOULD I APPLY FOR MICA..DOES IT OFFER ANY KIND OF COURSE RELATED TO IT
tijendrasharma : MICA SPECIALISATIONS: Advertising & Brand Management, Digital Communication Management, Marketing Analytics, Media & Entertainment Management, Development Management & Social Enterprise


cat2016 : CAN YOU PLZ EXPLAIN THE MARKING SCHEME OF XAT? I VE SEEN EVEN UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS ATTRACT -VE MARKING? WHAT ABOUT GK? IS IT NOT COUNTED?
vasanthkumar : GK is not counted for %le calculation. -ve marking for un-attempted questions will begin from 14th question. 5% of the marks will be attracted as penalty.


quest : SIR PLS CLARIFY ABOUT MARKING SCHEME IN XAT IS THERE NEGATIVE MARKING IN GK SECTION AT ALL AND IF YES IS THERE NEGATIVE MARKING IN GK FOR NOT ATTEMPTING
rahulpinnamaneni : answered


m : SIR, HOW GOOD IS SIMS PUNE ? WHAT IS AVERAGE PACKAGE FOR SIMS PUNE ?
shivabhaskaran : Fees is 8 lakhs and average package is 8.5 lakhs, its a good B-School, there is reservation for defense back ground candidates


alex : SIR GOT 184 IN NMAT. NOT EXPECTED THIS LOW SCORE. FEELING REALLY DISAPPOINTED.NOW ALL DEPENDS ON CAT AND SNAP RESULT
rahulpinnamaneni : You never know if something much better is waiting for you. I know a guy who failed to crack CAT 3 times and gave up on the IIMs. He eventually cracked GMAT and went to INSEAD. Cheer up buddy! Good things are waiting to happen!


rahul : SIR, HOW IS FORE-IB PGDM PROGRAMME?
rahulpinnamaneni : Are you keen about IB?


abcd : HOW GOOD IS XIMB SM?
ramachandran : XIMB is a decent B School. Please refer to the B School ranking on your SHP


dee : EXPECTED CUT OFF OF SIBM PUNE AND SCHMRD
pradeeppandey : An overall score of 68-70 or above should be a good score for SIBM, 63-65 for SCMHRD.


abhi : I HAVE 13 MONTHS OF WORK EX IN MANUFACTURING TILL JULY 2016 AND AFTER THAT I HAVE A GAP TILL NOW. IF I START ANOTHER JOB NOW WILL IT BE GOOD FOR INTERVIEW POINT?
ramachandran : As long as the candidate can justify things, there is no problem


kd : CAN U SUGGEST ME THE TIME DIVISION STRATEGY FOR VARIOUS SECTION OF
rahulpinnamaneni : XAT you mean?


xat : @RAHULPINNAMANENI SIR,LAST YEAR XAT SCORE REQUIRED OUT OF 78 FOR XLRI BM & HRM PROGRAMME? MAY BE SECTIONAL WISE TOO.
rahulpinnamaneni : BM: Cutoff percentile 77.47/78/88.6 for VA/DM/QA+DI


cat2016 : IN THE TIME PAGE OF SNAP ANALYSIS FOR SIBM P IT IS GIVEN 68-70. SOME + OR -3 CAN BE EXPECTED.. NOW WITH 76 MARKS.. YOU ARE TELLING ME ONLY SIIB LOOKS BRIGHT?
rahulpinnamaneni : At 76, your chances are quite bright even for SIMB P


kd : CAN U TELL ME THE TIME DIVISION STRATEGY FOR XAT SECTIONS..
supratim : Please do write Mock XAT papers . Decide the time division strategy after that.


m : SIR, WHAT IS EXPECTED CUTOFF FOR SCHMRD ?
abhishek : SCMHRD, the cutoff will be around 65.


ab : SIR, I GOT 99 PERCENTILE 760 SCORE IN MAT DECEMBER 2016. WHAT ARE THE BEST COLLEGES I CAN APPLY?
ramachandran : Please ask your Centre to let you know the best MAT B Schools in your city or state


susmita : SIR MY ACADS ARE AS 10-80,12-54,GRAD-64,WORK EX-18 MONTHS, EXPECTED CAT PERCENTILE IS 60-65.PLEASE REFER SOME GOOD COLLEGES IN TERMS OF ROI AND PLACEMENT.I HAVE DO MBA THIS YEAR ITSELF
rkrishnan : You may look at Amity , NDIM , ICFAI , IILM GSM ,Japee


kd : IS IRMA GOOD CHOICE TO APPLY ...MY INTEREST ARE MARKETING MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
ramachandran : IRMA is indeed good. Placements are decent. Admissions are a challenge and so it might be a good idea to work hard to first secure admission. If admission is indeed got in an even better B School, then the latter can be preferred


xat : SECTIONAL STRATEGY FOR XAT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Get 8-9 right in each section to ensure that you clear the cutoff. Then, work towards maximizing your score in your best area.


abcd : ANY CHANCES OF GETTING A CALL FROM SIIB & SIBM-BANGALORE, IF I AM EXPECTING AROUND 58-68 MARKS IN SNAP?
tijendrasharma : DO NOT LOOSE HOPE IF UR SCORE IS 60+


nayna : SIR ICSE:91% ISC:88% BTECH :77% , NO JOB EXPERIENCE
rahulpinnamaneni : Your chances are kinda slim


v : CAN WE MAKE GUESSES IN GK SECTION OF XAT OR JUST ATTEMPT THOSE WE KNOW?
pradeeppandey : Wild guess need to be avoided !!


rahul : SIR,MY EXPECTED SNAP SCORE IS 70(+/-), ACADEMICS 89 IN 10TH, 83 IN 12TH AND 72 IN BTECH(CSE) AND 26 MONTH WORK EXPERIENCE, HOW GOOD ARE MY CHANCES AT SIBM-P AND SCMHRD?
prashantsrivastava : Rahul.. it seems positive


ab : IMI KOLKATA VS IBS HYDERABAD?
shivabhaskaran : IMI Kolkata is better as batch size is only 120 and fees is 12.4 laksh with average package 8.5, in comparison to batch size of 1053 of IBS Hyderabad with fees 14 lakhs and average package is 6.8 lakhs


kumar : IS IT WISE TO TARGET COLLEGES BASED ON OUR PREFERRED SPECIALIZATION?EX:SIOM FOR OPERATIONS.OR PLACEMENTS FOR OUR PREFERRED SPECIALIZATION IN A COLLEGE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Unless you have lots of work experience or know a lot about every subject, it's too premature to decide what you want to specialise in already.


mahesh : SIR HOW TO KNOW WHICH COLLEGES CONSIDER RESERVATIONS AND WHICH COLLEGES DON'T CONSIDER RESERVATIONS(CAT 2016)..THANK YOU
kunal : please check their respective websites


sahil : IS THERE SECTIONAL CUTOFF IN XIMB FOR XAT
vasanthkumar : Yes. There is sectional cut off for XIMB.


o : CAN YOU PLEASE TELL THE XAT MARKS DISTRIBUTION AND NEGATIVE MARKING SCHEME?
pradeeppandey : Please go through the link http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/page.php?id=50


abcd : HOW ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A CALL FROM XUB HRM ON NMAT SCORE OF 204(LS-70 LR-69 QS-65)?
supratim : Good Chance.


shiv : SIR,HOW WOULD U RATE SITM...IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND OTHER FACTORS?
rahulpinnamaneni : BB category, last year average was 7.25 lpa


shiv : WILL SCMHRD AND SIIB REOPEN THERE REGISTRATIONS?
tijendrasharma : AS APR MY KNOWLEDGE "NO"


john : DOES XIMB TAKES MAT SCORE? FOR WHAT PROGRAM?
kunal : Takes NMAT/CAT/XAT/


abcd : @TIJENDAR SIR WHAT IF MY SCORE IS BETWEEN 60-65? AS TIME SNAP ANALYSIS SAY THAT LIKELY CUT OFF FOR SIIB & SIBM-B IS LIKELY TO REMAIN BETWEEN 55-60?
tijendrasharma : UR CHANCES ARE HIGH TO GET CALL


pratik : WHAT WILL BE THE CUTOFF OF SIIB?
prashantsrivastava : 56-60 for SIIB.


stjp : 51.08 IN IIFT.... CUT OFF WONT GO BEYOND THIS RIGHT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Not at all! You'll sail smoothly, relax!


07cr : @ REVANTH SIR. THANK YOU SO MUCH! & VIVA RONALDO :)
revanth : Viva Ronaldo :)


rahul : SIR, I LEFT MY JOB LAST NOVEMBER, HAVING 25 MONTHS OF WORK EXPERIENCE, WILL QUITTING JOB COME AS A PROBLEM IN GETTING SELECTED? (I AM EXPECTING GOOD PERCENTILE IN SNAP AND 88+ IN CAT)
supratim : No problem. You have to justify the cause though .


stjp : WHAT CAN BE THE CUT OFF FOR SIOM (GEN)?
prashantsrivastava : 45 to 50


alex : THANKS RAHUL SIR FOR MOTIVATING ME
rahulpinnamaneni : :)


ag : WHEN WILL IIFT RESULT BE DECLARED
rahulpinnamaneni : in the next 5-6 days


somya : I M NOT EXPECTING GOOD IN CAT SO CAN YOU GUIDE WITH COLLEGES IN NCR
pradeeppandey : What is your expected percentile ?


ab : SIR IS XIMB HRM A GOOD PROGRAM ? CHANCES WITH NMAT 208(LS-64 LR-67 QS-77)
rahulpinnamaneni : you stand a decent chance of getting shortlisted


abcd : FORE VS TAPMI VS LBISM?
kunal : all same category, In terms of salary fore and Tapmi are better but their fee is more two compared to LBISM


bschool : WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY FOR PREPARATION OF XAT? AND WHAT LEVEL OF DM CAN CAN I EXPECT IN XAT?
pradeeppandey : Please go through the link http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/page.php?id=50 LAT 1101706, 07, 08, LAT 111101, 02, 03 provide sufficient practice questions for the section on Decision Making,


kd : WILL THE IDEA OF GIVING A RETAKE OF CAT A GOOD CHOICE ..OR SHOULD I GET ENROLL IN ANY OF THE GOOD COLLEGE RATHER WASTING MY 1 YEAR...AS I DONT EXPECT ANYTHING GOOD FROM CAT16...
tijendrasharma : if u get call from top 30-35 colleges. suggest u to join. But if u have ambition to go for top 10 or only iims then u can take chance for next year. It depends more on "what u want ?"


sahil : FORE SCHOOL DELHI VS GIM GOA VS KJ SOMAIYA
vasanthkumar : FSM, Delhi KJ Somaiah GIM Goa


xat : IS SM1001707 (REASONING 2) BOOK ENOUGH FOR XAT AS I M STILL JUGGLING BETWEEN COLLEGE -ASSIGNMENTS AND XAT PREPERATION? PLS LET ME KNOW IMPORTANT TOPICS TO PRACTICE AGAIN AND AGAIN.
rahulpinnamaneni : XAT has only asked questions on Decision Making the last 2 years. So you need to practise more of them.


john : HOW IS BIMTECH IN COMPARISON TO IPE?
rahulpinnamaneni : BIMTECH is better. Better exposure, better placements.


bschool : ARE THERE ANY GOOD COLLEGES THROUGH MAT?
charlton : Christchurch And Alliance


kd : IS XAT DIIFICULT FROM CAT..
tijendrasharma : u can not generalise and compare two exam as difficult or easy. XAT contains DM, GK, ESSEY as extra areas. level of qa, verbal,LR,DI difficulty level DEPENDS on year to year. EARLIER XAT difficult level used to be little higher then CAT. But many a times XAT DIFFICULTY LEVEL AS PAR CAT Appeared also.


sahil : FORE SCHOOL DELHI VS GIM GOA VS KJ SOMAIYA
kunal : GIM Goa


susmita : IMI KOLKATA VS MDI MURSHIDABAD VS IFIM BANGALORE?
rahulpinnamaneni : IFIM > MDI M > IMI K


pratik : WHEN WILL SNAP RESULT BE DECLARED?
supratim : Expected in January 2nd week.


kvk : GOT 48.1 IN IIFT... VL I CLEAR THE CUT OFF?
abhishek : Seems Possible. The results are out. You may check the list


kd : WHAT IS DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF CMAT AS COMPARED TO SNAP AND XAT
shivabhaskaran : Easier than XAT and SNAP


hari : SIR IF MY SNAP SCORE IS 63. DO I HAVE A VERY GOOD CHANCE OR A BLEAK CHANCE FOR SCMHRD?
pradeeppandey : Considered to be very good score for SCMHRD this year.


kd : WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF TISSNET
rahulpinnamaneni : Verbal, Quant, LR, DI - easier than CAT GK - needs preparation


kumar : IS IT WISE TO TARGET COLLEGES BASED ON OUR PREFERRED SPECIALIZATION?LIKE SIOM FOR OPERATIONS.OR PLACEMENTS FOR OUR PREFERRED SPECIALIZATION IN A COLLEGE?
supratim : Suggest you to go for General Management . If you are very sure about doing specialised course then you can look for SIOM. Its a good college .


hari : WHICH IS BETTER DSE OR TAPMI?
pradeeppandey : DSE is better than TAPMI.


xat : @RAHULPINNAMANENI SAME WITH QUANT SECTION SIR....JUGGLING BETWEEN COLLEGE -ASSIGNMENTS AND XAT PREP.PLS LET ME KNOW IMPORTANT TOPICS TO PRACTICE AGAIN AND AGAIN.
rahulpinnamaneni : XAT has a very good spread of quant questions every year. They touch upon almost every topic. There's no such a thing as important areas in Quant as far as XAT is concerned


pratik : WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAT AND XAT ACCORDING TO DIFFICULTY LEVEL?
shivabhaskaran : XAT is bit more difficult than CAT as its single window and paper pencil, accuracy matters more and questions are based on basic concepts, decision making is an area which is only in XAT.


quest : WHY MY QUS IS NOT BEING ANSWERED ITS BEEN HALF AN HOUR PLS ANS SIR SIR PLS CLARIFY ABOUT MARKING SCHEME IN XAT IS THERE NEGATIVE MARKING IN GK SECTION AT ALL AND IF YES IS THERE NEGATIVE MARKING IN GK FOR NOT ATTEMPTING
rahulpinnamaneni : GK questions don't have negative marking - XAT notification


sayali : SIR PLZ SUGGEST HOW TO PREPARE FOR WRITING ABILITY SECTION. THERE IS NO GUIDANCE GIVEN ABOUT THE SAME ON SHP.
rahulpinnamaneni : Once the results are out, you'll have regular sessions, workshops, material for the same will be issued


g : CMAT/MAT CUTOFF AND LAST DATE TO APPLY FOR KJ SOMAIYA/WELINGKAR/SIES/DALMIYA? FOR PGDM PROGRAM?
pradeeppandey : Welingkar 30/12/206, Around 80%ile in CAT. For KJSOM go through the link https://admission.aglasem.com/kj-somaiya-pgdm/


mahesh : PLZ ARRANGE IN DESCENDING ORDER BIM, IFMR, TAPMI, NITIE, IRMA, K J SAMAIYA..THANK YOU
vasanthkumar : NITIE, IRMA, KJ SOMAIAH, TAPMI, BIM, IFMR


bj : SIR, ID TISS MUMBAI A GOOD OPTION FOR HR? ALSO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN M.A. IN MANAGEMENT AND MBA?
rahulpinnamaneni : TISS Mumbai is one of the best places for HR in the country. MA and MBA are different degrees but the job opportunities for MBA (HR) and MA (HR) from TISS are comparable to that of the best B-Schools in the country.


mba17 : COMPLETED BY B.TECH IN JUNE THIS YEAR, WRITE CAT16 DIDNT GO QUITE WELL, SHOULD I RETAKE NEXT YEAR STRAIGHTAWAY OR SHOULD I GO FOR JOB?
ramachandran : Please try your level best in all the balance Entrance Exams and weigh all your options only therafter


kd : PLZ TELL THE EXPECTED CUTOFF OF IIFT FOR SC CANDIDATE....
rahulpinnamaneni : 38-40


tejash : SCORED 21.5 IN OMET OF XAT OF TIME. HOW IS THIS SCORE? HOW WOULD IT HAVE RANKED IN XAT2016 IN TERMS OF PERCENTILE?
rahulpinnamaneni : You'd have missed the cutoff


akshay : WHERE CAN I SEE LATS FOR DM IN XAT ON MY PORTAL?
pradeeppandey : LAT 1101706, 07, 08, LAT 111101, 02, 03 provide sufficient practice questions for the section on Decision Making. Part of the lot-3 materials. You may also visit the SHP.


kd : PLZ TELL THE EXPECTED CUTOFF OF SNAP FOR SC CANDIDATE...
rahulpinnamaneni : for which institute?


kvk : : GOT 48.1 IN IIFT... VL I CLEAR THE CUT OFF????
rahulpinnamaneni : Very likely you already did! If your score is accurate, coz a lot of people are reporting having cleared the cutoff with 47's.


sreeja : SIR I EXPECT A MARKS OF 64 IN SNAP. WILL I GET A CALL FROM THE TOP 2 COLLEGES??
pradeeppandey : 63-65 for SCMHRD, and 56-60 for SIBM Bangalore and SIIB. Please go through the link http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/page.php?id=525


abcd : IS BITS PILANI WORTH APPLYING FOR MBA?
ramachandran : It is a fairly decent option. "B School Ranking" on your SHP will help you compare different options


akshay : IS THE XAT 2017 PATTERN SAME AS THAT OF 2016S?
pradeeppandey : XAT 2017 will be on the similar pattern like last few years. It will have four sections (i) Verbal and Logical Ability (ii) Decision Making (iii) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (iv) General Knowledge. The marks of General Knowledge will not be used for determining the percentile and cut off at first stage of selection.


kd : PLZ TELL THE EXPECTED CUTOFF OF TISSNET FOR SC CANDIDATE
rahulpinnamaneni : around 58-60


ab : CAN THE GK MODULE ON SHP BE USED FOR CMAT PREP?
rahulpinnamaneni : Absolutely! along with the MBA Education and careers books


abcd : EXPECTED CAT CUT OFF FOR IIT KANPUR,ROORKEE,MADRAS AND KHARAGPUR?
supratim : IIT Kanpur & Roorke : 92-95 percentile . IIT Madras & Kharagpur : 95-97 percentile.


kd : PLZ TELL EXPECTED CUTOFF OF CMAT FOR SC CANDIDATE
rahulpinnamaneni : Which college?


sreeja : SIR I EXPECT A MARKS OF 64 IN SNAP. WILL I GET A CALL FROM THE TOP 2 COLLEGES??
rahulpinnamaneni : answered


sreeja : SIR I EXPECT A MARKS OF 64 IN SNAP. WILL I GET A CALL FROM THE TOP 2 COLLEGES??
ramachandran : Appears challenging


sreeja : SIR I EXPECT A MARKS OF 64 IN SNAP. WILL I GET A CALL FROM THE TOP 2 COLLEGES??
rahulpinnamaneni : Chances are somewhat less. Could be a border line case.


o : @PRASHANT SIR, IN THE LINK GIVEN THEY HAVE NOT MENTIONED THE NEGATIVE MARKING SCHEME
prashantsrivastava : which link you are talking about?


kd : PLZ TELL THE EXPECTED CUTOFF OF MAT FOR SC CANDIDATE
rahulpinnamaneni : For which institute?


hari : SIR IMI DELHI VS IMT GHAZIABAD VS DSE VS NMIMS BANGALORE?
abhishek : there is no major difference between the given B schools, except for NM Banglore. The remaining 3 are more or less the same.


kd : PLZ TELL THE EXPECTED CUTOFF OF XAT FOR SC CANDIDATE
rahulpinnamaneni : For which institute?


john : HOW IS IMT NAGPUR WHEN COMPARED WITH BIMTECH? PLACEMENTS AVERAGE?
pradeeppandey : BIMTECH (BBB Category) is better than IMT, Nagpur(BB Category) as per our B-School Categorisation.


tejash : @RAHULPINNAMANENI SIR BUT STILL PLZ TELL ME WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN MY PERCENTILE. IT WAS MY FIRST XAT PAPER. I WILL DEFINITELY IMPROVE.
rahulpinnamaneni : could be about 75 percentile


jayant : HOW GOOD A COLLEGE IS NMIMS BANGALORE? AND HOW DOES IT FARE UP AGAINST WELINGKAR,MUMBAI?
shivabhaskaran : NMIMS fees is 15.5 lakhs and average package is 9.8 lakhs, Wellingar Mumbai is 10.5 lakhs and average package is 6.5 lakhs, the intake is 180 for both.


cat2016 : SIR I GOT MY NAME IN IIFT INTERVIEW LIST..
supratim : Congratulations.


kvk : WITH A SCORE OF 48.1 WHY M I NOT CALLED? WHAT IS THE CUT OFF
abhishek : They will be releasing the cutoffs in some days.


tom : HOW IS SHIV NADAR UNIVERSITY?
rahulpinnamaneni : Not ranked in our ranking, for MBA at least.


sreeja : ALSO SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR NMIMS MUMBAI THIS YEAR???
rahulpinnamaneni : answered


sreeja : ALSO SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR NMIMS MUMBAI THIS YEAR???
rahulpinnamaneni : Very likely around 210


sreeja : ALSO SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR NMIMS MUMBAI THIS YEAR???
shivabhaskaran : Past few years it was 209, expecting the same probably this year


jayant : 52 MARKS IN SNAP. WILL IT BE ENOUGH FOR SIIB?
ramachandran : Appears a little challenging


xat : QUANT SECTION SIR....JUGGLING BETWEEN COLLEGE -ASSIGNMENTS AND XAT PREP.PLS LET ME KNOW IMPORTANT TOPICS TO PRACTICE AGAIN AND AGAIN.
pradeeppandey : 1. All topics are equally important !! 2.For the section on Quantitative Ability, a good Preparation for CAT should be more than sufficient. Though it must be added that some of the questions in XAT tend to be pretty tricky and it would be advisable for students to be very judicious while attempting questions. It would also be advisable for students to brush up on their Speed Maths concepts as some of the questions in DI tend to be calculation intensive


mahesh : NITIE CAT CUTOFF FOR LAST YEAR FOR NC OBC...THANK YOU
shivabhaskaran : 92 plus


akshay : AS WE HAVE AIMXAT TOMORROW AT TIME CENTRES - WHEN AND HOW WILL WE RECEIVE THE RESULTS AS IT IS P & P BASED TEST?
supratim : By 29th or 30th Dec'16.


jayant : NMIMS BANGALORE VS SIIB?
kunal : considered equal


kpp : 80 TO 85 PERCENTILE IN CAT16 EXPECTED.
rahulpinnamaneni : National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT) University Business School (UBS), Chandigarh T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), New Delhi Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Mumbai Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai GIM Goa Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai


tom : LBSIMS VS NMIMS BANG?
shivabhaskaran : LBSIM as fee is 9.2 and average is 8.3 lakhs compared to 15.5 lakhs fee and average package is 9.8 lakhs of NMIMS Bangalore, LBSIM as ROI is better.


kpp : WHICH IIT I SHOULD APPLY??
tijendrasharma : prefer delhi, khadagpur, mumbai. other IIT'S ARE ALSO GOOD BACK UP


raj : SIR PLEADSE TELL ME SOME GOOD COLLEGES IN MAT , CMAT WHERE SC RESERVATION CAN BE USED . ALSO SIR I HAVE APPLIED FOR SRCC GBO . WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF TEST AND FROM WHERE I SHOULD PREPARE FOR THESE EXAMS MAT CMAT AND SRCC
tijendrasharma : ALLIANCE, CHRIST, kj somiya etc. if u have prepared for CAT. APPEAR FOR FEW MOCK CMAT AND MOCK MAT tests.


somya : SIR SHOULD I APPLY FOR SRCC GBO PROGRAM IF I M NOT EXPECTING GOOD IN CAT ?
pradeeppandey : Yes.


07cr : PLZ TELL ME WHAT SHOULD BE GAMEPLAN FOR PREPARING FOR XAT FROM NOW ON? I AM GOOD IN DM ALWAYS GET 9/10 QUESTIONS RIGHT. SO APART FROM THAT HOW MUST I PREPARE? SOMEONE PLZ ANSWER THIS QUESTION
ramachandran : Sound preparation for CAT will pay off even for XAT. PLease do not do anything drastically new. Please put in more of the same focused hard work.


mint : HELLO SIR, IS THERE SECTIONAL CUTOFF ON XAT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes there is!


sahil : IS XIM BHUBANESWAR ACCEPT NMAT SCORE
kunal : Yes


sk : IIFT MERIT LIST SEEMS TO BE OUT....ANY IDEA WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR GENERAL YET?
supratim : Wait for some time. Website is not opening because of traffic.


hardik : IS XIMB HR GOOD ??? ....
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes!


kvk : WHICH IITS ACCEPT NON ENGINEERS?
prashantsrivastava : iit delhi


sayali : WHAT TYPE OF GK QUESTIONS ARE ASKED IN CMAT? ARE THERE BOTH STATIC GK AND CURRENT AFFAIR QUESTIONS
ramachandran : It is best to go with no expectation regarding the type of questions that will be asked.


kd : DOES MICA GIVE A BACHELOR DEGREE..
rahulpinnamaneni : They award a Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications. It's not a degree, but for all practical purposes (esp job purpose) it's equivalent to one.


ab : LBSIM WHICH SCORES ACCEPTED AND CUTOFF PLEASE
pradeeppandey : CAT around 85%ile.


g : FOR XAT CAN I ATTEMPT THE SAMCATS?
supratim : Yes. It will help you in some areas. Please do write Mock XAT's to get comprehensive view.


kd : WHICH UNIVERSITY IS GOOD FOR MBA ...INDRAPRASTHA OR AMITY
rkrishnan : Amity should be better


john : SIR WHEN WILL THE GDPI INTERVIEW WORKSHOP BEGIN? AFTER CAT RESULTS?
ramachandran : Your Centre will be able to give you the exact dates


sayali : CAT CUTOFF FOR IIT BOMABY?
abhishek : Above 98 percentile.


somya : PRASHANT SIR DO YOU THINK I WILL GET THROUGH ?
prashantsrivastava : depends on your cat score and the target b-school


abc_1234 : HI
rahulpinnamaneni : Hi, what's your query?


deviprasad : SIR I AM EXPECTING CAT SCORE OF 130-140 SLOT 2..WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT?
rahulpinnamaneni : about 95-97 let's just say


abc_1234 : EXPECTED CAT SECTIONAL PERCENTILES: VARC 99+ DILR 75-80 QA 95+ CAN I EXPECT CALLS FROM IIMS OR SHOULD I START PREPARING FOR OTHER ENTRANCE TESTS? ALSO, SHOULD I PURCHASE THE MOCK TEST PACKAGE FOR MHTCET AT THIS STAGE? (TARGET INSTITUTE: JBIMS)
abhishek : First Question - It seems tough, due to LRDI. Second - You may.


kd : IS IIFT RESULTS OUT
abhishek : Yes.


pk1989 : SIR, EXPECTING AROUND 80 PERCENTILE IN CAT, WHICH COLLEGES MAY I GET CALL THROUGH OBC QUOTA?
tijendrasharma : ifmr, tapmi, for, lbs, imi, IRMA, NIRMA, GIM etc.


sahil : WHICH EXAMS LBSIM ACCEPTS
tijendrasharma : cat, gmat


xat : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GK SECTION IN XAT? I HAVE LAST 1 YEAR MBA AND CAREEER MAGZINE AND MANORMA YEAR BOOK 2016?
ramachandran : Going through these will be a useful starting point


kd : WHAT IS DM SECTION ALL ABOUT
rahulpinnamaneni : Decision making, a la case studies discussed in a B-School. You're expected to choose the most apt of the 5 business choices (usually) mentioned


bschool : DOES KJ SOMAIYA ACCEPT MAT? IF YES THEN WHAT IS THE CUT OFF?
pradeeppandey : NO. Only CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT


jdca6o104 : PREP FOR TISSNET GK IN THESE LAST 14 DAYS?
supratim : Read news paper everyday. Read MBA Education & Careers magazine of last 6 months.


deviprasad : WHAT ARE THE OVERALL CUTOFFS RANGE OF NEW IIMS?
abhishek : around 95-96


07cr : IS KJ SOMAIYA A GOOD B SCHOOL. HOW WOULD YOU RANK IT COMPARED TO SIBM PUNE AND SIIB ?
shivabhaskaran : SIBM Pune is better than KJ Somiayah


kd : I HAVE TIME GK MAGAZINES FOR PREPARATION OF GK SECTION FOR VARIOUS ENTRANCE...DO I HAVE TO BUY ANY OTHER GK STUFF OTHER THAN MAGAZINES
rahulpinnamaneni : If you go through them well, they'll be of immense help


deviprasad : SIR I AM AB.TECH STUDENT..I GOT PLACE IN A SOFTWARE JOB..SHOULD I GO FOR JOB OR DO MBA..(I AM EXPECTING TO QUALIFY FOR XIM BHUBANESWAR BASED ON MY CAT SCORE)??
ramachandran : It might be useful to discuss this in great detail with your Faculty Member


kpp : HOW IS IRMA ANAND FOR ENGINEERING BACKGROUND STUDENTS?? WHAT ARE THEIR REQUIREMENTS?? WHAT IS ITS CAT AND XAT CUT OFF ??
supratim : Its a very good college . But IRMA has a different stated objective / goal / mission / vision . So please go through the IRMA website before applying . Cut off will be approximately 90 percentile . You have to do well in the GK ( Social Concern ) test as well .


kvk : DOES IIT ROORKEE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM NON ENGINEERS? WHAT IS THEIE AVG PACKAGE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should have bachelor's degree in any discipline of Engineering/Technology with first class or its equivalent, or a Master's degree with first class or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized Institution or University.


deviprasad : IS XAVIER INST OF MANAGEMENT,BHUBANESWAR (XIMB) A GOOD PLACE FOR MBA??
kunal : yes


ab : I HAVE RECIEVED ONLY 2 MAGAZINES . HOW SHOULD I GET THE REST?
tijendrasharma : contace centre. They will help u.


anuj : SIR, HOW IS IMT HYDERABAD? WHAT IS THE CAT CUTOFF ?
pradeeppandey : In B+ category as per our categorisation. Around 60%ile.


g : I DONT EXPECT ANYTHING FROM CAT AND ONLY ATTEMPTED 60-65 QUS, XAT IS ALREADY CONSIDERED TOUGHER THAN CAT... DO U THINK I STILL HAVE CHANCES IN CMAT, MAT(FEB) N MAHCET?:(
supratim : Work hard for XAT. You still have 15 days to improve. Write Mock XAT's.


07cr : HOW DIFFERENT WILL THE GK SECTION OF TISSNET AND XAT BE? WHAT DIFFERENT STRATEGY FOR XAT VS TISSNET FOR GK?
rahulpinnamaneni : TISSNET talks about social issues also. Their last year's paper is available, please have a look at both the papers. You'll get a good idea. http://tiss.edu/uploads/files/TISSNET_2016_QP.pdf


somya : @PRASHANTPANDEY SIR I WAS ASKING ABOUT GBO SRCC
prashantsrivastava : it conducts separate test.. last date for applying is 16 jan... test in feb.. enough time to revise the concepts already done for CAT.. focussed approach will help you through.. all the best


pk1989 : DOES ANY OF IFMR, TAPMI, FORE, LBSIM, GIM AS SUGGESTED BY U HAVE OBC QUOTA??
tijendrasharma : these are good colleges and as u mentioned 80 %ile ; u can expect call from these. To check obc quota existence for individual college plz visit their site. generally reservation is offered by government colleges.


kd : IS MANORAMA GK MATERIAL SAME AS TIME GK MAGAZINES ...
rahulpinnamaneni : yes, but a lot more bulky and not easy to cram in a few weeks


tom : XIME(BANG) VS BIMTECH?
pradeeppandey : BIMTECH(BBB Category) is better than XIME, Bang as per our list.


07cr : THERE WERE SOME ABSOLUTE SITTERS IN CAT QUANT AND CAT VARC SECTION. ARE SUCH KIND OF EASY QUESTIONS PRESENT IN XAT TOO?
rahulpinnamaneni : They would be there, no doubt, but would be far and few.


ms : WHAT IS CUT OFF RANGE FOR OBC CANDIDATES IN NEW IIMS
pradeeppandey : Around 85-90%ile provided that you have cleared the sectional cut-off.


akshay : WHAT ARE LATS - AND I HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANY MATERIALS IN LOT 3?
pradeeppandey : Please check it from your centre.


rahul : DOES SAME DOMICILE STATE PUT AN ADVANTAGE IN SELECTION PROCESS?
prashantsrivastava : in general answer is 'NO' exceptions like MHCET


ms : WHAT WAS CUT OFF FOR XLRI LAST YEAR IN MARKS
abhishek : Around 30-32 marks.


manan : SIR GIVING MHCET THOUGH NOT HAVING DOMICILE IS GOOD IDEA OR SHOULD LEAVE IT
supratim : Write MHCET . Work hard and try to score above 150 .


john : SIR WHICH HAS GOT BETTER COLLEGES UNDER THEM? CMAT OR MAT? WORTH JOINING?
rahulpinnamaneni : CMAT better than MAT but then both of them are kinda losing their relevance today


deviprasad : WHAT IS THE CONVERSION RATE IN THE INTERVIEWS,WAT,GD ROUNDS OF MOST OF THE B-SCHOOLS?ARE MOST OF THE STUDENTS GETTING CALLS SELECTED FOR ADMISSION??
ramachandran : Once the call is got, the focus will need to be on converting the call. Conversions rates will not be very relevant for a student who has prepared well.


ms : IS IT TRUE THAT IIT DELHI TAKE NON ENGINEERS
pradeeppandey : Please go through the link http://dms.iitd.ac.in/mba-full-admission.html


07cr : THERE WERE SOME ABSOLUTE SITTERS IN CAT QUANT AND CAT VARC SECTION. ARE SUCH KIND OF EASY QUESTIONS PRESENT IN XAT TOO? MY LAST BUT EQUALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION. PLZ ANSWER THIS !
pradeeppandey : Yes. Segregation of doable question play the key role. All the best !!


kd : I DONT EXPECT ANYTHING FROM CAT16....BUT I AM GIVING OTHER ENTRANCES AND TRYING HARD TO GET ADMISSION IN A GOOD COLLEGE...I DONT WANT TO WASTE AND REPEAT A YEAR AGAAIN....CAN I EXPECT SOME CALLS FROM GOOD COLLEGES..PLUS MY QUANT SECTION IS NOT UPTO THE LEVEL
supratim : Work hard and do well in XAT . You still have 15 days to improve.


krishna : SELECTED FOR IIFT, PLEASE SUGGEST ON WHAT NEXT TO DO. SNAP 70 SCORE FOR SURE. NOT SURE ABOUT CAT.
rahulpinnamaneni : Gte in touch with your nearest center and enroll your shortlist, GDPI sessions will start soon. Start working on your essays for IIFT.


madhur : SIR I HAVE NO WORK EXPERIENCE AND HAVE A GAP OF 2 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION BUT I AM SURE OF GETTING A GOOD PERCENTILE IN CAT. CAN I GET A GOOD BSCHOOL
kunal : you should be able to explain the gap..


akshay : WHAT ARE LATS?
rahulpinnamaneni : Logical Ability Tests. Typically OMET handouts


xat : THANKYOU ALL
rahulpinnamaneni : Welcome!


john : SIR ICFAI HYD OR IMT NAGPUR? REASONS PLZ
ramachandran : Why don't you please refer to the ranking of B Schools on your Home Page?


anuj : SIR, I AM EXPECTING A CALL FROM TOP 4 IN SNAP. HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE NEXT STAGE ?
pradeeppandey : Visit your centre for GD/PI classes.


sahil : LAST DATE TO APPLY TO XIM BHUBANESWAR BY NMAT PLZ ANSWER
tijendrasharma : december 30 for MBA -hrm


john : HOW IS CHRIST BANGALORE? WHY IT HAS GOT A BETTER RANKING ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Category BBB; Average salary: 6 lpa; proximity to industry and small batch size are good factors


abj : CLEARED NMAT (227) AND IIFT. INTERESTED IN PURSUING FINANCE, WHICH SHOULD I PICK IF I CONVERT BOTH? LOCATION OR COST ISN'T A FACTOR
abhishek : Both are in AAA+ category. If you wish to go for NMIMS, then IIFT will be slightly better.


deviprasad : SHOULD I GO FOR MBA IN NEW IIMS(LIKE RANCHI) OR IN XIM BHUBANESWAR?
supratim : Convert all. Decide later. We can not reject anything we do not have.


kvk : PLS ANSWER
rahulpinnamaneni : Answered


pratik : IS MHCET HAVE GD/PI IN SELECTION PROCESS?
rahulpinnamaneni : MHCET won't have it but the B-Schools you plan to get into, will have it.


kd : IS TIME MAGAZINES AVAILABLE SOMEWHERE IN BOOK MARKETS OR ANY OTHER PLACES...AS I DONT HAVE A FEW MONTHS OF THEM
supratim : Please visit our centers.


raj : TIJENDER SHARMA SIR IS THERE ANY RESERVATION IN IN KJ SOMAIYA SIMSEREE LBS TAPMI, FORE ,GREAT LAKES ,IMT .IMI OR ANY OTHER TELL ME PLEASE I HAVE TO APPLY IF THEY.
tijendrasharma : plz visit site of these institues to clarify about reservation.


kpp : HOW IS NIRMA UNIVERSITY AHMEDABAD ?? WHAT IS ITS CAT CUT OFF ?? WHICH ARE OTHER BETTER COLLEGES ACCEPTING CAT SCORE FOR 80 TO 85 PERCENTILES THAN NIRMA??
pradeeppandey : Good. 85 to 90%ile. • K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) • Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), School of Excellence of Bharthidasan University, Trichy • T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) • FORE School of Management, New Delhi • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), New Delhi • Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad


deviprasad : WHICH IS BETTER NEW IIMS(RANCHI) OR XIM B??
pradeeppandey : IIM Ranchi is certainly better.


aspirant33 : EXPECTED CUTOFF FOR SIBM PUNE & SCMHRD FOR SC CANDIDATE?
supratim : 55-58.


kd : LAST DATE TO APPLY FOR IRMA
rahulpinnamaneni : https://www.irma.ac.in/article.php?menuid=442


madhur : SIR IF ONE IS WEAK IN ENGLISH THEN HOW TO PREPARE FOR GD PI.SHOULD JOIN ENGLISH SPEAKING COURSE
ramachandran : Not really needed. What the B School really requires at this stage of the selection-process is knowledge


ab : FMS BHU CUTOFF
rahulpinnamaneni : Around 90 percentile


kd : PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBSAT
rahulpinnamaneni : CAT preparation will suffice. Also a little bit of Data Sufficiency too will be there.


ex1 : EXPECTED NMAT CUT OFF FOR XIM BHUBANESHWAR
supratim : Approx 195 .


sahil : XIM BHUBANESWAR CUTOFF RAW SCORE SECTIONAL OVERALL
pradeeppandey : Already answered.


07cr : WILL THERE BE SITTERS IN XAT TOO (SOME WERE PRESENT IN CAT) PARTICULARLY QUANT AND VARC??
ramachandran : Please LOOK FOR sitters! There is no knowing how many will come in an exam


kvk : LAST FOR APPLYING FOR XIMB THRU XAT?
pradeeppandey : The last date for applying online is December 30, 2016.Please go through the link http://www.ximb.ac.in/Admissions/mba-bm


ms : IS IIFT RESULT CAME OUT
tijendrasharma : yes


abhay : IIFT RESULT DECLARED BUT WHAT IS THE CUTOFF FOR 2017
abhishek : You will have to wait for some time. They will release it soon.


dev : RANK GIM, SIBM-BANG AND SIIB
ramachandran : Please refer to B School ranking on your Home Page. It is reliable and comprehensive


cr7 : SIR, I HAVE 231 IN NMAT..I BELIEVE I L GET A CALL FROM NMIMS MUMBAI. I HAVENT DONE WELL IN CAT SO I REALLY NEED TO GET THIS. HOW SHOULD I PREPARE? WHAT ARE MY CHANCES??
tijendrasharma : ur chance are very good.join GD/PI classes. appear for mock interviews. read all TIME GK magazine. and some business magazine to cover last year GA. prepare for academics questions. revisit ur graduation subjects.


madhur : SIR HOW ARE PLACEMENTS OF NIBM PUNE
ramachandran : Decent


v : SIR APPROXIMATELY HOW MUCH MARKS WERE EQUIVALENT TO 95 PERCENTILE IN XAT LAST YEAR?
rahulpinnamaneni : about 32-33


07cr : I GAVE THE TIME MOCK OMET OF XAT. I FOUND THE DI QUESTIONS TO BE EASIER(UNLIKE CAT). SO IS XAT DI SOMEWHAT EASIER THAN CAT DI?
supratim : May come slightly easier than CAT .


kd : IS DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF IBSAT SAME AS MAT XAM
rahulpinnamaneni : IBSAT is more difficult, especially the quant part. Reasoning is easier though.


anuj : SIR, CAT CUTOFF FOR NIBM PUNE ?
pradeeppandey : 8o to 85%ile in CAT.


kd : NMAT MARKS 162..ANY CHANCES
rahulpinnamaneni : For which college?


hardik : SIR WHERE CAN WE SEE THE SCORE CARD OF IIFT
rahulpinnamaneni : Will be out in a few hours or by tomorrow


kd : WHAT ARE SITTERS IN XAT
rahulpinnamaneni : Easy questions that don't take much time/effort


cr7 : SIR HOW TO CHECK IIFT RESULT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Just check whether your name is on this list. For the score, wait a little longer. http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/docs/MBA_2017_19_R_I.pdf


deviprasad : IF I SATISFY THE SELECTION CRITERIA OF MORE THAN ONE IIMS..SHOULD I BE GETTING A SINGLE CALL FROM ONE OF THE IIM OR MULYIPLE CALLS?
abhishek : Calls from multiple B schools.


deviprasad : IF I GOT REJECTED IN INTERVIEW ROUND OF ONE IIM..THEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SIT FOR OTHER IIMS SELECTION PROCESS??
supratim : Yes.


dev : @RAMACHANDRAN THEY ALL ARE PLACED IN A CATEGORY, BUT HOW RANK THEM SEPARATELY ?
ramachandran : There is little to choose between B schools in the same category


ms : SIR MY NAME IS IN THE LIST OF IIFT CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR 2ND ROUND DOES THIS MEANS I HAVE A CALL OR THEY WILL SEND AN EMAIL IF I AM SELECTED
rahulpinnamaneni : You're shortlisted for the GDPI stage. They'll communicate with you, don't worry. And well done!


deviprasad : SHOULD I EXPECT ANYTHING FROM A NMAT SCORE OF 187?
abhishek : Possible for NM Banglore and NM Hyderabad


sahil : XIM BHUBANESWAR CUTOFF RAW SCORE SECTIONAL AND OVERALL WILLLLLL ANYONE ANSWER PLZZZZZZZ
pradeeppandey : XIMB Cutoff - Xavier Admission Test Component Cutoff Percentile Verbal Ability 60 Quantitative Aptitude 75 Data Interpretation 65 Overall Figures 90 XIMB Cutoff - Common Admission Test Component Cutoff Percentile Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 94 Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation 84 Overall Figures 91


sahil : XIM BHUBANESWAR CUTOFF RAW SCORE SECTIONAL AND OVERALL WILLLLLL ANYONE ANSWER PLZZZZZZ
rahulpinnamaneni : Overall - 90, VA - 75, QA - 55, DM - 65. These are the XAT scores


deviprasad : STILL..WHAT IS THE CONVERSION RATES OF STUDENTS IN INTERVIEW ROUNDS OF IIMS??PLZ ANSWER..
ramachandran : Differs from B School to B School


raj : SIR PLEASE REPLY THIS LAST . CAT SCORE 45-55 (TILLNOW APPLIED FOR FM'S BHU,HYD UNIV) , SNAP SCORE 40-45 (APPLIED FOR SIIB SIIB AGRI, SIBM BANG ),10TH 82.70 ,12TH 87.56(PCM) , GRAD 68.26., SC CATEGORY . COLLEGES IN WHICH I HAVE A BETTER CHANCES ? SHOULD I APPLY FOR OTHER SYMBIOSIS COLLEGE LIKE SIOM NASIK ETC
tijendrasharma : I suggest u to apply for little lower level colleges throgh SNAP LIKE AS U mentioned siom-Nasik,


john : HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE WAT PROCESS IN CERTAIN B SCHOOLS?
kunal : get in touch with your nearest centre


ms : THANK YOU SIR
rahulpinnamaneni : :)


sahil : XIM BHUBANESWAR VS FORE SCHOOL DELHII
rahulpinnamaneni : XIM B


ali : SIR,USUALLY AFTER HOW MANY DAYS OF TAKING THE TEST,NMAT RESULTS WILL BE DELARED?
rahulpinnamaneni : At most 21 days. Could be much less if you're towards the end of the window.


sahil : XIM BHUBANESWAR VS FORE SCHOOL DELHIII
kunal : XIMB


hardik : XIMB NMAT CUT OFF FOR HRM
rahulpinnamaneni : Around 195, approx


sahil : XIM BHUBANESWAR VS FORE SCHOOL DELHIIIIII
rahulpinnamaneni : XIMB


somya : THANK YOU SIR :)
rahulpinnamaneni : :)


tom : IIFT SCORE CARD??
abhishek : Only the list is released.


kpp : WHAT WILL BE CUT OFF FOR NEW IIMS ?? ARE THEY AS GOOD AS OTHER IIMS??
supratim : Expected to be in the range of 96-97.


deviprasad : IIFT RESULT IS DECLARED??SITE IS NOT LOADING/...
abhishek : Yes


ab : THANK YOU ALL SIRS :)
kunal : you're welcome


batman : NMAT-195..NMIMS B/H CHANCES?
rahulpinnamaneni : Decent chances


ab : WHAT IS THE WEIGHTAGE FOR NMAT SCORE IN SELECTION PROCESS OF NMIMS HYD/BANG
rahulpinnamaneni : 70%


cr7 : SIR,CANT LOAD THE RESULT PAGE IIFT. ARE YOU AWARE OF THE CUTOFF?
rahulpinnamaneni : Will be known in a couple of days.


madhur : SIR HOW IS SSBF PUNE
tijendrasharma : ok for back up those who wants to do management course this year only and looking for career in banking and finance.


kpp : WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (SIBM) AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES (SIMS)??
rahulpinnamaneni : They're different institutes and SIBM >> SIMS


hardik : HOW GOOD IS NMIMS BANGLORE AND HYDERABAD CAMPUS
ramachandran : They are decent


cat2016 : I DIDNT RECEIVE ANY EMAIL.... EVEN THOUGH MY NAME IS THERE ON IIFT LIST
rahulpinnamaneni : You will receive soon enough. Don't worry! Best of Luck for the next stage!


batman : WELINGKAR WHICH PROG TO APPLY? PLZ TELL ME THE MAIN PROG OF WELINGKAR?
ramachandran : The flag-ship programme is usually the best in any B School


batman : WHICH IS BETTER WELINGKAR MUMBAI OR BANGALORE?
rahulpinnamaneni : We Mumbai


hardik : PLACEMENT WISE .NMIMS BANGLORE AND HYDERABAD
rahulpinnamaneni : B > Hyd


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