T.I.M.E


Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

ankit : HELLO EVERYONE.. GOOD EVENING!!
bharat : Good evening, Ankit. What's your question?


dp : GOOD EVENING
sumanta : Good evening.Whats your question?


syed : HELLO SIR
thomas : hello. what is your question?


cat2016 : WHY HAS TIME INCREASED THE QUANT LEVEL IN AIMCAT1706? IT WAS VERY TOUGH.
gautam : We vary the level of the questions to ensure that you get the widest possible (and the best) practice. This way, in case the quant in the CAT is tough you will still be able to deal with it successfully.


sam123 : PLEASE SPECIFY THOSE COLLEGES WHICH DO NOT CONSIDER SECTIONAL CUTOFF FOR CAT EXAM BUT CONSIDER ABOVE 90 PERCENTILE SCORE
asim : IMT Ghaziabad, sometimes IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur do not consider sectional cutoffs.


dp : WHAT LL BE THE COLLEGES AVAILABLE FOR 85 TO 90 PERCENTILE AIMCAT SCORE
bharat : IMI, New Delhi; K. J. Somaiya; BIM, Trichy; FORE, New Delhi


lisa : HI SIR, WHAT IS YOUR ANALYSIS FOR NMAT WINDOW 1? I GAVE THE EXAM ON 9TH OCT AND FOUND QUANT TO BE ON THE DIFFICULT SIDE .
thomas : We feel it was similar to previous years.your score should be out in ten days.


syed : SIR IM GETTING 75-80 PERCENTILE IN MOCKS. WHICH COLLEGES CAN I APPLY TO?
deepakjaryal : if you are a gen candidate your percentile is going to be close to 85-90 percentile , the collges you should not miss on applying are , TAPMI, FORE, KJ somaiya, Welingkars


sam123 : I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING HOW TO SOLVE PAST YEAR PAPERS. I MEAN WE SHOULD TAKE THESE AS MOCK TESTS OR REGULAR PRACTICE EXERCISES? ALSO WHERE CAN I GET THESE PAPERS FROM?
ramachandran : Any of the two methods is okay. We wish you good luck


akshay : GOOD EVENING SIR! PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS THE PSYCHOMETRIC TEST CONDUCTED BY A FEW INSTITUTES IN THE SELECTION PROCESS
gautam : The Psychometric Test is the test of Attitude. It asks you simple questions like, "Are you honest?" will be asked. But later in the question paper you will have some other question that verifies this answer. If there is a discrepancy in the answers then you will be penalised. There is usually time pressure on you in these tests This is so because if the candidate is given time to think a lot, then he/she will come up with the 'right' answer rather than a truthful answer.


aniket : WHAT PATTERN SHOULD WE EXPECT IN CAT AFTER GOING THROUGH THE MOCK TEST RELEASED TODAY?
ramachandran : The best thing to do is to approach the exam / s with an open mind. Do not expect any pattern


kmr : SIR IN THE OFFICAIL MOCK WHAT IS THE BREAK UP OF QUESTIONS IN ALL THE 3 SECTIONS? IS IT 34,32 N 34?
asim : The number of questions in the mock cat test are same as CAT 2015, ie 34 questions each in VA/RC and QA sections and 32 questions in DI/LR section. There is a important note mentioned as part of the directions, which states that " Number of questions in each section is only for the mock test. The actual number of questions, including the number of MCQs and non MCQs type questions, could be different in CAT 2016". It is strongly recommended that students avoid drawing conclusions about possible difficulty level of CAT 2016 based on difficulty level of this mock test.


ankit : HELLO EVERYONE.. GOOD EVENING.. SIR/MAAM I HAVE BEEN SCORING CONSISTENTLY AROUND 90-93%ILE IN AIMCATS. HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT IN CAT AND WHICH B SCHOOL SHOULD I APPLY FOR? PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW TO SHOOT UP MY %ILE?
deepakjaryal : your percentile is CAT is expected to be 95 or above , the colleges that you should not miss on aplyig are , IMI delhi, IMT gzbd, TAPMI, IIT delhi and khargpur if you are an engineer then NITIE,


akshay : DOES NMAT HAVE SECTIONAL CUT-OFF FOR NMIMS SHORTLISTING?
asim : Yes, usually they do have provision for sectional cutoffs.


rbm : MY CAT EXAM TIMING IS 2:30-5:30 SHOULD I ENQUIRE FROM MY FRIENDS IN THE MORNING BATCH THE NO OF QUESTIONS AND PATTERN OR NOT
bharat : No. Relax!


cat2016 : WHAT SHOULD BE THE IDEAL DAILY MUST DO THINGS FOR THE NEXT MONTH?
ramachandran : Prepare thoroughly. Revise the concepts you are already at least reasonably good at. Do not leave any area. Let the preparation be optimal across areas


ab : SHOULD WE SOLVE ALL THE PAST YEARS PAPERS OF IIFT,CAT AND NMAT?
sumanta : yes


dp : IF THE OVERALL SCORE IN AIMCAT IS 80 TO 100 WHAT COLLEGES CAN BE EXPECTED IN CAT
sumanta : Please specify your percentile


cat2016 : INSIGHTS FROM OFFICIAL MOCK?
thomas : This time they have mentioned even the number of questions can change in cat along with number of non mcq and.


premkumar : WHAT ARE THE MAIN THINGS TO CONCENTRATE IN LAST 30 DAYS OF PREPARATION OF CAT FOR AN AVERAGE STUDENT WHO SCORES 80 -90 MARKS IN MOCKS?
supratim : Daily Schedule : Solve 2 RC's , 2 LR sets , 2 DI sets , At least 30 Questions of Quant.


akshay : DOES SPJIMR GIVE A LOT OF FOCUS ON STUDENT PROFILE LIKE ACHIEVEMENTS & 10TH/12TH SCORE FOR SHORTLISTING? IS IS WORTH APPLYING TO, IF I'VE GOT A SO-SO PROFILE?
supratim : They do look for profile. Consult a faculty member in our center before deciding.


shamili : HELLO SIR, GOOD EVENING,HOW IS GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT FOR MBA
gouri : Good Evening... GIM is good...


rbm : GOOD COLLEGES UNDER SNAP
bharat : SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIBM Blr, SIIB


bappilehri : PREVIOUS YEAR THE MOCK PAPER PROVIDED BY IIMS WAS SIMILAR TO THE CAT'15. WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED THIS YEAR SIR?
deepakjaryal : it was the exactly the same as it was in the mock ,, we can expect something on the similar lines this year as well BUT it may not necessarily be the same but anyways your AIMCATS have prepared you well for all the fluctuations


dp : WHEN SHOULD WE APPLY FOR IIT ?
ramachandran : Look for notifications. Please keep visiting the time4education.com website


raj : SIR, I HAVE A GREIVANCE WHEREIN I HAVE ASKED TO ALL MY TIME FACULTIES BUT ALL OF THEM GIVE ME UUNSATISYING ANSWERS.SIR IF I RANK WITHIN 2000 RANK FOR QUANTITAVE APTITUDE IN AIMCAT.IF I SIT FOR CAT IS IT ALSO LIKELY TGAT I WILL END UP WITHIN 2000 RANK FOR QUANT IN ACTUAL CAT?
deepakjaryal : your percentile is supposed to go up in CAT since AIMCATS are written by students who are actually preparing and CAT is written by all


av : I AM GETTING 87-93 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS..IN WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY?
asim : MDI GURGAON, NITIE MUMBAI, FMS DELHI, SPJAIN, IMT G, IMI NEW DELHI, DFS NEW DELHI,SIBM PUNE, SCMHRD, NMIMS MUMBAI, DSE NEW DELHI are some options


sam123 : @ASIM SIR I AM A COMMERCE STUDENT AND I CAN NOT APPLY TO IITS. PLEASE SUGGEST COLLEGES OTHER THAN IITS
asim : DFS NEW DELHI, DSE NEW DELHI. Let me add here IIT Delhi and IIT Madras admit non engineers also.


ab : ARE QUESTIONS OF WINDOW 1 IN NMAT REPEATED IN OTHER WINDOWS?
asim : Usually no.


lisa : AIMCAT 1706 : VA : 51 LR/DI : 53 AND QA: 21. HOW WOULD YOU RATE THIS PERFORMANCE SECTIONALLY?
ramachandran : Please await the percentile. That is the better indicator


akshay : HOW WOULD YOU RATE GREAT LAKES 1-YR COURSE FOR EXPERIENCED STUDENTS?
asim : Pretty good, if you are looking for a 1 year program.


cat2016 : MY VARC SCORE HAS DROPPED CONSTANTLY. WHAT SHOULD I DO? HOW TO ANALYSE RCS?
ramachandran : Do not worry. Please only prepare. Your self-belief should not get dented


sam123 : I HAVE JUST STARTED READING NORMAN LEWIS'S WORD POWER MADE EASY. I FOUND THAT THERE ARE 45 SESSIONS CONTAINING WORD ROOTS , PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES AND A WORD LIST AT LAST. I KNOW I CAN NOT READ ALL THE STUFF SO WHAT SHOULD I READ SESSIONS OR THE WORD LIST PROVIDED AT LAST?
ramachandran : The latter section is marginally better


aimandachieve : HI TEAM, MY AIMCAT SCORES FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 93-98. HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT IN CAT? WHAT COLLEGES CAN I APPLY TO?
thomas : U can expect more than 95.apply to its,mdi,spjain and jbims other than iims.


kiran : HI SIR,I WANT TO STUDY INVESTMENT BANKING FROM IIM A,BORC. WHICH IS THE BEST FOR THIS COURSE
bharat : all are equally great... work hard to get there.


shamili : SIR,SORRY FOR THE OUT OF THE TOPIC.HOW TO IMPROVE VOCABULARY IN THESE 40 DAYS?
ramachandran : Reading and garnering words is a great idea


cat2016 : KJ SOMAIYA APPROXIMATE CAT CUTOFF?
asim : Around 85-90 percentile


raj : THOMAS SIR, HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR BCOM GRADUATE TO GET INTO IIM-A IS IT 99.5PLUS? IS 99.5PLUS FOR ENGINEERS?
bharat : over 99.29%ile


raj : THOMAS SIR, HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR BCOM GRADUATE TO GET INTO IIM-A IS IT 99.5PLUS? IS 99.5PLUS FOR ENGINEERS?
ramachandran : Aim for YOUR best percentile at this stage


bappilehri : MY SCORE IN AIMCAT TILL AIMCAT1716 IS FROM 90 TO 119. ROUGH SCORE I CAN GET IN CAT?
ramachandran : Percentile is what matters


chandu : HI SIR. MY X PERCENTAGE-93%, XII-97.5% AND B.TECH- 90%. WHAT SHOULD MY MY PERCENTILE IN MAIN CAT 2016 TO GET A CALL FROM IIM A/B/C/L. THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT WROTE ONLY 3 AIM CATS TILL NOW AND MY PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS IS NEARLY 90%. HOW MUCH PERCENTILE SHOULD I HAVE TO SCORE IN AIMCATS?
sumanta : Try to achieve 99+ percentile in Aimcat. As far as Top IIMS is concerned you percentile should be 99.5 and above.


premkumar : HELLO SIR,LET ME KNOW SOME INSTITUTES(IIM'S) WHICH LOOK FOR FRESHERS RATHER THAN OTHERS.
thomas : No institute only prefers fresher's.but all the iims will have a good number of them.


aaa : THE MOCK PATTERN OF CAT16 IS OUT..... AS PER THE MOCK THE NO. OF QUEST. IN FINAL CAT PAPER WILL BE SAME AS THEY ARE IN THE MOCK ?
srinivasbelvi : You'll receive email from TIME about observations from turorial.


dp : MY PERCENTILE IS AROUND 80 ..WHAT COLLEGEGES WILL BE AVAILABLE
supratim : 1. Work hard . You can do better . 2. You may apply to MICA , IRMA , IMT Gaziabad, IMI Delhi , FORE , K.J.Somiya , GIM . Please consult a faculty member before finalising.


rakesh : HI.CAN YOU SUGGEST IF GREAT LAKES AND UBS ARE WORTH JOINING?
gautam : Yes, they are decent schools. However, it also depends on whether you can get any school that is ranked higher.


sushmitha : SIR,YESTERDAY I WROTE THE SP JAIN GLOBAL ADMISSION PROG TEST(ASAP).I WANT TO KNOW HOW GOOD IS THE COURSE COMPARED TO THE TRADITIONAL COURSE OFFERED BY IIMS
gautam : The IIMs, at least the older ones, are a cut above this programme.


soha : GOOD EVENING. :)
thomas : Good evening.whats your question


rbm : DFS, DSE ARE GOOD MBA COLLEGES.OR TIME HAS GIVEN GIVEN HIGHER RANK TO THEM DUE TO HIGHER ROI
sumanta : DFS,DSE are good MBA colleges.


sb95 : GEN CATEGORY 10TH-90% 12TH-90% GRAD-72% FRESHER AIMCAT AVG-70%ILE I WANT TO GET INTO A SCHOOL WITH DECENT PLACEMENTS.
bharat : Around 70—79.9 Percentile Nirma University; Christ University, Bengaluru; NIBM Pune; IIFM, Bhopal; Hyderabad Central University (HCU); WE School, Bengaluru; IISWBM, Kolkata; BIMTECH, Noida; XIME Bangalore; NIA, Pune and NIT Calicut.


cat2016 : OBC CUTOFF FOR GIRLS FOR NEW IIMS WITH 0 WORK EX
suresh : we cant predict the cutoffs


prianshu : HI, RIGHT NOW I AM IN 3RD YEAR, BTECH STUDENT AND I AM CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN T.I.M.E FOR CAT17. FOR GETTING SELECTED IN B-SCHOOL, WHAT SHOULD I DO? ANY BASIC THING THAT I SHOULD FOCUS.
ramachandran : Attend classes and Workshops. Be attentive there. Go through the material carefully. Work hard. Believe in yourself


aaa : THE MOCK PATTERN OF CAT16 IS OUT..... AS PER THE MOCK THE NO. OF QUEST. IN FINAL CAT PAPER WILL BE SAME AS THEY ARE IN THE MOCK ?
thomas : In the disclaimer they have mentioned that number of questions can differ.


syed : I SCORE BETWEEN 75-80 PERCENTILE IN MOCKS. I AM A OBC CANDIDATE. WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY? ALSO IS THERE ANY CHANCE WITH THE NEW IIMS??
suresh : there are very good chances for you to get and IIM call , however you can also target some colleges like KJ somaya, Welingker & FMS


rbm : IS A TURNAROUND POSSIBLE IN LAST 30 DAYS MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE LIES BTW 75-80%ILE
thomas : If you are looking for something around 90 percentile, it is very much possible.


bappilehri : I AM AN GEN CATEGORY MALE ENGINEER. I HAVE SCORED SOMEWHERE AROUND 85 TO 90 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS TILL NOW. WHAT SCORE I CAN EXPECT IN CAT IF I JUST KEEP ON REVISING THE THINGS WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING NEW? AND COLLEGES I WILL GET CALL FROM?
ramachandran : 95 percentile plus is a possibility. Please keep the focus and the self-belief on .


ny : HELLO EVERYONE, MY AVG AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS 70-75.WHAT ARE THE COLLEGES I SHOULD BE TARGETING? I HAVE 3+ YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE AS WELL.
srinivasbelvi : Prepare hard for another 3-4 weeks. Based on the AIMCAT performance after 4 weeks you can narrow down the colleges under CAT.


rb : I AM GETTING 92-98 IN AIMCAT. WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD I APPLY BEFORE CAT AS PER THE CHANCES OF GETTING INTO IT ?
sumanta : IF 92-98 is the percentile range then you can consider FMS,NITIE,IIT Delhi,IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, SP JAIN,XIMB,IMT,DFS,DSE


aaa : THE MOCK PATTERN OF CAT16 IS OUT..... AS PER THE MOCK THE NO. OF QUEST. IN FINAL CAT PAPER WILL BE SAME AS THEY ARE IN THE MOCK ?
supratim : Difficult to judge at this moment. Please keep on writing AIMCAT's. We will incorporate any changes which may happen on test day.


cat2016 : WILL IMT-G OPEN APPLICATIONS AFTER CAT RESULT? THEY DID SO LAST YEAR.
ramachandran : In all probability, yes. Please, in any case, keep your eyes open for notifications


dp : MY ACADEMIC RECORDS ARE VERY GOOD WITH MORE THAN 90% IN 10TH,12TH AND COLLEGE AS WELL..WILL IT BE OF HELP IF MY CAT PERCENTILE IS AROUND 80
deepakjaryal : it may help you get a call from certain colleges who give weight age to the past acads , you need to pull up your AIMCAT percentile to close to 90 to capitalse o the past acads


ab : WHAT IS BETTER TO DO THE LAST MONTH-SAMCAT OR SECTIONAL TESTS?
thomas : Do the same cats and few sectional tests.


soha : IIM A,B AND C BEING THE TOP COLLEGES, IF A PERSON GETS INTO FMS AND ANY ONE OF TOP 3 IIMS TOO, SHOULD HE/SHE GO WITH FMS SEEING THE ROI IS GOOD THERE, AND FMS IS A GREAT COLLEGE TOO?
gautam : This is a personal choice. However, I would opt for an IIM A, B or C over FMS.


ankit : WHAT IS THE MIMIMUM %ILE REQUIRED TO GET A CALL FROM IIT,S AND WHEN DO THEY GENERALLY RELEASE NOTIFICATIONS? P.S I AM AN ENGG. HIGHSCHOOL 86.5% INTERMEDIATE 88% GRADUATION 79.38% AIMCAT OVERALL %ILE 90-93
deepakjaryal : if you are a gen candidate you need to have percentile above 97 to get a call from IITs, your percentile in AIMCATs is going to fetch you 95 + percentile ..notifications come in the month of january as per last years data


kp : SIR AVERAGE OF MY TOP 5 AIMCAT SCORE IS AROUND 145 , WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN ACTUAL CAT?
ramachandran : Your percentiles?


deep : SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF OF MDI GURGAON FOR GENERAL CATEGORY AND DO THE HAVE SECTIONAL CUT OFF
ramachandran : High 90s is always a good idea for the student to attempt to get


pragya : SIR I M NOT SCORING GOOD IN AIMCATS SO I AM IN CONFUSION THAT I AM APPLY FOR XAT OR NOT ?
gouri : Do apply for XAT...


aaa : THE MOCK PATTERN OF CAT16 IS OUT..... AS PER THE MOCK THE NO. OF QUEST. IN FINAL CAT PAPER WILL BE SAME AS THEY ARE IN THE MOCK ?
srinivasbelvi : It is on the lines of CAT-15. Number of questions could differ as mentioned in the test direction.


vamsi9 : HI SIRS ,I AM WORKING IN SBI PO WITH 8 MONTHS EXPERIENCE AND IS IT WORTH TO APPLY FOR COLLEGES LIKE SIBM BANGLORE,IMI DELHI,SIIB,IMT GHAZIABAD..
bharat : yes for IMT & IMI... they will land you a job (if you do very well in the program) with a higher pay and better career prospects.


ary123 : SIR HOW IS IMT NAGPUR AND UPES DEHRADUN ?
ramachandran : They are decent. Look at the B School ranking in your SHP to get a comprehensive idea of where B Schools stand


sb95 : CUT OFF FOR LBSIM, LIBA, GIM, FORE SCHOOL OF MGT. ? DO THEY HAVE DECENT PLACEMENTS?
sumanta : Around 85percentile.


kp : SIR PLEASE TELL ME HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR XAT AND GK FOR XAT , THERE STILL 2 MONTH FOR XAT THEN TELL COMPLETE TIPS FOR XAT GK?
supratim : 1. Write some Mock XAT's to understand paper pattern . 2. Read news paper daily and read MBA Education & careers magazine.


neha : HELLO SIR, MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE WAS VARYING BETWEEN 86-92. WHAT CAN BE THE EXPECTED PERCENTILE IN CAT? AND BASED ON MY CURRENT SCORES WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO?
ramachandran : You CAN expect 95 percentile and above. Apply in the top 3 layers of B Schools mentioned in the B school ranking on your SHP


sushmitha : SIR,IM GETTING AROUND 97 - 98 IN AIMCATS,HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR IIFT.
ramachandran : The broad contours of the preparation are to be kept unchanged


vb : WHAT ARE EXPECTATION OF CAT AFTER LOOKING AT THE MOCKS
asim : The number of questions in the mock cat test are same as CAT 2015, ie 34 questions each in VA/RC and QA sections and 32 questions in DI/LR section. There is a important note mentioned as part of the directions, which states that " Number of questions in each section is only for the mock test. The actual number of questions, including the number of MCQs and non MCQs type questions, could be different in CAT 2016". It is strongly recommended that students avoid drawing conclusions about possible difficulty level of CAT 2016 based on difficulty level of this mock test.


sam123 : I HAVE COMPLETED BASIC BOOKLETS OF QUANT AND STARTED TAKING ONLINE SECTIONAL TESTS BUT STILL I TAKE 3-4 MINS PER QUES IN QUANT AND IN MANY QUES I THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT BUT AFTER WASTING 2 MINS ON A QUES I FEEL I CAN'T SOLVE IT. HOW CAN I IMPROVE THIS?
supratim : 1. Revise book . 2. Keep on writing sectional tests.


kj : I AM INTERESTED IN DOING OPERATION MANAGEMENT COURSE.HOW IS SIOM FOR THAT?
deepakjaryal : its a decent college but not the top of the league like NITIE


sunny : HI SIR, PLEASE FIND ATTACHED THE DETAILS OF MY AIMCAT PERCENTILES - 1720 - 98.2 ; 1719 - 93.1 ; 1718 - 98.8 ; 1717 - 97.7 ; 1716 - 98.1 ; 1715 - 97.5 ; 1714 - 94.8 ; 1713 - 94.4 ; 1712 - 97.2 ; 1711 - 92 ; 1710 - 92.5 ; 1709 - 91. WHAT DO YOU THINK REGARDING MY CHANCE AT CRACKING THE CAT 2016? AS YOU CAN SEE I HAVE A DIP RECENTLY, IS IT OKAY OR NOT ? WHAT AM I DOING WRONG ?
gautam : Do not worry. Almost everyone has these kinds of fluctuations. Analyse the tests and then work on improving accuracy. Ensure that you do not miss out on the easy questions.


roshan : HELLO SIR,
ramachandran : Hello. Please ask your question


bappilehri : IF I SCORE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 90 TO 95 PERCENTILE WHAT AVERAGE PACKAGE I CAN EXPECT TO GET??
gautam : Your average 'package' is a function of getting into a good school, doing well in the 2 years there and getting a good placement. Your percentile is merely the first step in the process.


kp : AVERAGE PERCENTILE OF TOP 5 AIMCAT IS 93%TILE THEN ACTUAL CAT SHOULD BE ?
thomas : Should be around 95 for the same level of performance.


ashwin : SIR I AM EXPECTING 75-80 PERCENTILE IN CAT 2016 , PLEASE TELL ME THE BEST COLLEGES I CAN APPLY TO IN THIS RANGE ?
sumanta : You can consider IIFM,HCU,WELINGKAR,IMDR,SIESCOMS MUMBAI, XIME,GIM,KIAMS,NIRMA


pranjal : AT PRESENT, I AM GETTING APPROXIMATELY 75 % IN AIMCAT. CURRENTLY, I AM WORKING AND HAVE 28 MONTH WORK EXPERIENCE. SUERLY, I WILL TAKE ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE MBA COLLEGE NEXT YEAR. WHICH-2 COLLEGE SHOULD I APPLY, FOR SAFER SIDE ??
suresh : KJ Somaya and Welingker


av : I USED B-SCHOOL SELECTION GUIDANCE TOOL..BUT I HAVEN'T RECEIVED THE RESPONSE FROM TIME..WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT FOR THIS??
gautam : Please get in touch with your centre and they will take the matter forward.


rbm : JAMNALAL BAJAJ HAS 85% STATE RESERVATION. SHOULD I APPLY OR NOT
bharat : 70% for students of MUMBAI Univ... and 15% for other students of Maharashtra. To apply or not is a personal decision and should be based on your performance in the AIMCATs.


ss : SIR,G.K. TOPICS FOR TISS?
bharat : business and social awareness and current affairs


raju : WHERE DO WE GET CAT SAMPLE PAPER? IS IT RELEASED TODAY?
thomas : Yes.it is available in their site.


cat2016 : WILL THHE CUTOFF FOR FORE-IB AND FORE-PGDM DIFFER?
thomas : Yes,there will be a small difference.


ny : BELVI SIR, WHAT SHOULD BE THE CUTOFF FOR GEN STUDENT TO GET A CALL FROM TAPMI/GIM?
thomas : 80-85 percentile.


adi : HELLO. I MY AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE- 98.08,96.56,95.12,93.7,89.42,98,86.42,97.71,90,95,95,81,74,88.
gautam : Good. Keep it up. Do you have a question though?


ary123 : I AM DOING DAILY ADVANCE SECTIONAL TEST OF ENGLISH ,AND I AM SCORING 28-30 MARKS INTHEM.PLZ TELL ME HOW TO IMPROVE?
ramachandran : Reading is a great idea . This will supplement all your efforts.


gulshank : SIR PRESENTLY I AM IN FINAL YEAR,AND MY AIMCAT MARKS IS BTWN 80-100,MY COLLEGE RESULT COMES NOT BEFORE 20 JUNE.PLEASE TELL ME THE BEST COLLEGE FOR WHICH I AM ELLIGIBLE AND SHOULD APPLY
supratim : Please apply to MICA , IRMA , FORE , IMI , K.J.Somiya , UBS , , GIM . Consult a faculty member at center before finalising the list.


ab : IS IT NECESSARY TO SOLVE ARUN/SARVESH FOR QUANT?
thomas : Our material is more than enough.


soha : WHICH ARE THE COLLEGES I SHOULD FILL THE FORMS FOR IF I AM DOING WELL IN VA SECTION, NOT VERY GOOD IN QUANTS AND DI/LR, ASSUMING I WILL IMPROVE THE OTHER TWO SECTIONS TILL CAT, GETTING AROUND 90%ILE OR ABOVE (IN TERMS OF COLLEGE CULTURE, SOCIETIES, AND MAINLY GOOD PLACEMENTS)?
sumanta : For 90+ percentile you can consider XIMB,DFS,DSE,IMT,FMSBHU,IITKGP,IITKANPUR,IIT ROORKEE


sb95 : WHAT IS THE EXPECTED NO. OF QUES IN CAT AS PER THE OFFICIAL MOCK??
supratim : Wait. Keep on writing AIMCAT's to know more.


nil : SIR, I AM A NC-OBC CANDIDATE,, WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME TO JOIN THE IIM'S????
ramachandran : Attempt to get the maximum you possibly can get. High 90s has indeed been achieved by many and you too can get it. We wish you good luck


sam123 : I HAVE RECENTLY STARTED TAKING ONLINE SECTIONAL TESTS BUT I AM CONFUSED ABOUT ITS APPROACH WHETHER WE SHOULD TAKE IT LIKE AIMCATS SKIP THOSE QUESTIONS WHICH ARE DIFFICULT OR TRY TO SOLVE ALL. IS IT LIKE WE SHOULD SOLVE IT LIKE AIMCATS SO OUR STRATEGY WILL IMPROVE OR JUST FOR THE SAKE OF PRACTICE?
gautam : Sectional tests are both for practice and learning. I suggest you attempt them with this in mind.


syed : IS THERE STATE RESERVATION IN BIM, TRICHY?
bharat : yes... as per norms of TN govt


akshay : TOP FEW COLLEGES FOR MBA IN IT & FINANCE RESPECTIVELY PLEASE
bharat : all top 10 colleges - incl SPJIMR


sunny : WHAT WOULD BE THE 98+ OR 99+ SCORE IN CAT ?
thomas : It will depend on the paper this year.no one can predict score now.


rakesh : I AM A WORKING AND MY PREVIOUS AIMCAT %ILES ARE RANGING FROM 60 TO 80.HOW MUCH %ILE CAN I INCREASE IN THIS LAST MONTH OF RIGOROUS PREPARATN AND WHAT ARE THE KEY TOPICS TO COVER IN QUANTS?
ramachandran : Low 90 is a possibility if the preparation is right and the selection of questions done judiciously


abhi : HELLO SIR..I M TARGETTING FOR JBIMS ...WHAT IS SELECTION CRITERIA
deepakjaryal : For MMS Programme Domestic Candidates need to give - CAT / MH-CET, there are 120 seats out whcih maha candidates reserved categories seats are 60 , and all india seats are 57 which includes reservation


roshan : I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE FREQUENCY WITH WHICH THE TEST(SECTIONAL, INTERMEDIATE & SAMCAT) MUST BE TAKEN FOR THIS LAST MONTH. ALSO, WILL SPEED MATHS SOLVING (FROM BOOKS PROVIDED BY TIME) HELPFUL ??
srinivasbelvi : Atleast 2 sectional tests every day. Practice speed calculations only if you feel there is need for improvement in calculations.


ank : WHEN SHOULD ONE START PREPARING FOR WAT PI ?
supratim : January'17


ab : HOW TO IMPROVE DI?
thomas : It can be done only with practice.solve as many sets as you can.


pranjal : AT PRESENT, I AM GETTING APPROXIMATELY 75 % IN AIMCAT. CURRENTLY, I AM WORKING AND HAVE 28 MONTH WORK EXPERIENCE. SURELY, I WILL TAKE ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE MBA COLLEGE NEXT YEAR. WHICH-2 COLLEGE SHOULD I APPLY, FOR SAFER SIDE ?? GENERAL CATEGORY, 10TH -84%, 12TH- 76% AND GRADUATION 78%??
vasanthkumar : U can apply for BIM TRICHY, LIBA, WELINGKAR, IFMR, these will be safer bets


gulshank : SIR PRESENTLY I AM IN FINAL YEAR,AND MY AIMCAT MARKS IS BTWN 80-100,MY COLLEGE RESULT COMES NOT BEFORE 20 JUNE.PLEASE TELL ME THE BEST COLLEGE FOR WHICH I AM ELIGIBLE AND SHOULD APPLY.
ramachandran : Your Percentiles ?


batra : DEAR SIR FOR WHICH B SCHOOL OTER THAN IIMS SHOULD I FILL THE FORMS BEFORE GIVING CAT EXAM?
ramachandran : Depends on your percentile, really


pg : SIR SCORING NEAR ABOUT 75 APERCENTILE IN AIMCAT. WHICH B-SCHOOL SHOUL BE SELECTED AND HOW MANY FORMS SHALL BE FILLED?
sumanta : Please apply to IIFM,HCU,WELINGKAR,IMDR,SIESCOMS MUMBAI, XIME,GIM,KIAMS,NIRMA


varun : SIR,WHAT IS THE PATTERN IN THE OFFICIAL MOCK TEST GIVEN ON THE CAT 2016 PORTAL.
thomas : Same as last year paper.


tosti : SIR, I HAVE DONE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2014 PASSOUT 6 MONTHS WORK EXPERIENCE IN AN IT COMPANY WHICH ARE THE BEST B-SCHOOLS I CAN GET?
srinivasbelvi : Any B-School if you can match the expectations of the B-School.


ankit : WHAT SHOULD BE THE PLAN FOR THE LAST CRUCIAL MONTH?
ramachandran : More of the good work. Best of luck


kp : SIR ISS TIME MAGAZINE IS SUFFIENT TO CLEAR GK PAPER OF XAT? IF IT IS OKK THEN HOW MANY MAGAZINE SHOULD I READ FOR THIS?
bharat : should help a great deal... focus on the 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. Also, go through the GAT papers (10 in number).


adi : HELLO.MY AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE- 98.08,96.56,95.12,93.7,89.42,98,86.42,97.71,90,95,95,81,74,88. WHAT DO YOU THINK REGARDING MY CHANCE AT CRACKING THE CAT 2016? AS YOU CAN SEE I HAVE A DIP RECENTLY, IS IT OKAY OR NOT ? WHAT AM I DOING WRONG ? WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY FOR?
ramachandran : Very high chances. Go right ahead. You have our choicest good wishes


syed : DOES XAT HAVE RESERVATION?
sumanta : Yes


sunny : WHAT SHOULD BE THE IDEAL TIME BETWEEN TWO CONSECUTIVE MOCKS FOR THE COMING MONTH ?
ramachandran : Can be as low as 1 day


sb95 : HOW ARE THE PLACEMENTS IN TAPMI LIBA FORE LBSIM GIM?
srinivasbelvi : Deserving candidates are well placed. They have a strong industry interface & hence attracts good companies during placement drive.


raahul : HELLO SIR, I ATTEMPT 60% IN QA WITH AN ACCURACY OF 60%. HOW DO I IMPROVE THIS?
ramachandran : More practice.


bappilehri : IF I SCORE AROUND 90-95 PERCENTILE? WHAT AMOUNT OF MONEY SHOULD I SAVE FOR COLLEGE FORMS SIR? CAN YOU PLEASE PROVIDE ME A ROUGH FIGURE. IT WILL BE TOUGH FOR ME TO FILL EVERY COLLEGE'S FORM. A ROUGH FIGURE WILL BE HELPFUL SIR.
supratim : 12 to 15 K .


jasjot : IS IT COMPALSORY TO BE FROM SCIENCE BACKGROUND TO APPLY FOR MBA AT IIT-DELHI ??
bharat : any four year degree program or first class master's degree


jacksparrow : WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT CLEAR ONE PARTICULAR SECTIONAL CUT OFF BUT HAVE 80 PERCENTILE, CAN I APPLY TO ANY CLGS?
suresh : Yes There are many colleges taking Overall score and not the individual cutoff.


dp : HOW GOOD IS IMI DELHI AND MICA? WILL IT BE GOOD TO APPLY TO THESE COLLEGES?
revanth : Hi DP. No B School is good or bad in itself. Depends on the other options you have. IMI Delhi & MICA have very good track records. Please consult a CAT Mentor in your centre & apply accordingly to B Schools.


kp : HELLO MY QUANT AND DILR %TILE ARE VERY GOOD IN AIMCATS SOMETHING AROUND 95+%TILE BUT MY VARC %TILE IS LESS THAN 40 %TILE SO TELL ME HOW SHOULD PREPARE FOR LAST MONTH FOR CAT? I GAVE ALL AIMCAT TILL NOW.
sunildua : It seems that your verbal is not your favourite area. You need to work harder on verbal section. You need to analyse your aimcats extensively. how many rc ques are you attempting and what is the accuracy? check the same in non rc also. how are you dividing the time between rc and non rc? do you need to allot more time to the other area? ask yourself these ques and find the answers and then analyse. More prcatice of rc cannot be ruled out.


afterburn : WHAT ARE THE CHANGES IN CAT QUESTION PAPER APART FROM CALUCALOTOR?
thomas : Nothing in the model paper.


kuku : IF MY BASICS ARE DEASENT IN QUANT BUT NOT DONE MANY INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCE LEVEL TESTS, WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT IN QUANT?
gautam : Difficult to say. I would suggest that you work on your Quant section and increase your chances of making it to a good school.


prathamesh : WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED DATES OF APPLICATION FORMS OF NITIE.FMS & JBIMS?
bharat : check out this page: http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/notifications.php


priyesh : HELLO SIR, MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE VARIES FROM 80-93 WHILE I AM STILL WORKING ON MY MISTAKES, WHICH INSTITUTES SHOULD I APPLY FOR? I HAVE FILLED FORMS FOR CAT, XAT, MDI, IIFT SO FAR.
ramachandran : Please apply in a smattering of colleges in the next 2 tiers of B Schools in the B School ranking on your SHP


sunny : WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AN IDEAL TIME BETWEEN TWO CONSECUTIVE MOCKS ?
ramachandran : Depends. Can be as small as a day.


kp : GK BOOK BY TIME MEANS WHICH GK BOOK , I GOT ONE SM FROM TIME?
sumanta : SM as well as MBA magazine


nitya : SIR MY 10TH PERCENTAGE-84% 12TH-76% B.E-75% GENERAL CATEGORY. AIMCAT %LE IS IN THE RANGE OF 75 TO 85. WHICH B-SCHOOL SHOULD I OPT FOR? CAN I GET INTO TISS MUMBAI OR HYD IN HR AS THE SEATS ARE VERY LESS THERE?
suresh : You should work hard on your AIMCATs to get good college like TISS, However with this score you can expect welingker, KJ Somaya, SDMIMD and Kirloskar.


batra : OF WHICH BIG B SCHOOLS DATE OF FILLING APPLICATION END BEFORE CAT EXAM?\
asim : Usually, MDI Gurgaon, FMS, SP JAIN, LBSIM NEW DELHI, XIMB, NITIE MUMBAI are some of them.


abhi : IN LAST 30 DAYS WHICH IS BEST TO SOLVE AIMCATS / PREVIOUS YEAR CAT PAPERS FOR BEST PERCENTILE
gouri : Solve all the AIMCATs and then move to the previous years'papers


kp : IS GK SPECIAL NOTES OF LAST 4 MAGAZINE OF TIME IS SUFFICIENT FOR XAT AND IIFT?
asim : Make sure you study atleast last 6-8 months issues.


tosti : SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR NMIMS MUMBAI HYDERABAD AND BANGLORE WHICH ONE IS BETTER???
srinivasbelvi : Mumbai is the old & renowned campus.


raima : SIR MY QUERY IS THAT NOW A DAYS PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT "NARSEE MONJEE" COLLEGE IS JUST LIKE A RANDOM COLLEGE ..GIVING 3 ATTEMPTS AND ANYONE CAN MAKE THROW IT SO I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER IT IS TRUE OR NOT ?? SHOULD I TAKE IT OR NOT /
revanth : Hi Raima. Cracking NMAT is not as easy as people are saying it is. Please ensure that you give ample time for preparation.


afterburn : WHAT COLLEGE SHOULD I FILL IN FOR AN MOBA IN OIL AND ENERGY SECTOR?
sumanta : UPES,dehradun


adi : BUT SIR THERE IS DIP IN MY PERCENTILES AND IT IS FREAKING ME OUT. I WAS SCORING IN HIGH 90'S AND NOW IT IS IN 80'S. I THINK IT IS DUE TO INCREASE IN DIFFICULTY OF VERBAL SECTION. WHAT SHOULD I DO ? REALLY TENSED UP.
revanth : Hi Adi. It's natural to be tensed. However, please ensure that it doesn't effect your preparation. The level of AIMCATs & sections within the AIMCATs fluctuate to help you anticipate & change during the actual CAT.


sunny : WHAT WOULD BE AN IDEAL PERCENTILE SCORE OF A 99+ STUDENT ACROSS THE AIMCAT SERIES ? DO THEY ALWAYS GET 95 + ? OR IS IT NORMAL FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE FLUCTUATING SCORES ?
thomas : Fluctuations is normal but it is usually above 95 percentile.


akash : HELLO SIR/MADAM. I AM GIVING AIMCATS BUT MY SCORE IS VERY POOR( AROUND 80-90). I HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE FOR CAT.. STILL MY MARKS ARE NOT IMPROVING. RECENTLY I HAVE STARTED GIVING THE SECTIONAL TESTS ( 1 HR SECTION).CAN YOU SUGGEST ME HOW TO PREPARE FROM THIS STAGE FOR CAT. I HV JUST 40 DAYS.
gautam : You are not doing too badly. However you need to up your game a bit and then you will be in the safe category. Analyse your mistakes and learn from them. Also try to eliminate as many errors as possible. Also In CAT (and also the AIMCATs) do not answer question by question. Go through all the questions in 3 waves. 1st one - Answer only the easy ones. 2nd wave - the lengthy but easy ones. 3rd wave - the difficult ones. Give yourself time limits for each of these. In this way you will be able to answer all the easy questions and improve your scores.


cat2016 : HI SIR , WHAT ARE THE COURSES WORTH JOINING IN TISS APART FROM HRM? I MEAN COURSES THAT OFFER REASONABLY GOOD PLACEMENTS APART FROM HRM IN TISS
suresh : MA - Education &social work , However very specific courses are also there like disaster management


eual : SIR,I HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR CAT FOR THE LAST 5 MONTHS.BEING AN OBC CANDIDATE WITH 10TH CGPA 10,12TH 94% &GRADUATION CGPA 8.6 WHAT SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM PERCENTILE I SHOULD GAIN TO GET A CALL FROM IIMK?
vasanthkumar : IIMK - 89-91%le will be enough... But you are an ideal candidate to enter into IIMA...


vb : WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF ADVANCED SECTIONAL TESTS? HIGHER THAN CAT OR AT PAR
ramachandran : Similar. In any case, the difficulty level does not matter in a competitive exam as you already perhaps know


pg : SIR WICH CATOGORY THESE COLLEGES BELONG TOO (IIFM,HCU,WELINGKAR,IMDR,SIESCOMS MUMBAI, XIME,GIM,KIAMS,NIRMA) ?
supratim : http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/page.php?id=343


agri : HELLO MY SCORE IN LAST AIM-NMAT WAS 213(VA-72,QA-75,LR-66).WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY FOR THE COMING DAYS AS MY NMAT IS SCHEDULED ON 7TH NOV ? ALSO I HAVE DONE ALL THE MOCK TESTS OF NMAT AVAILABLE ON HOME PAGE.
vasanthkumar : You will have to watch out which areas you are scoring low & ensure you are getting decent scores in those sections... Most importantly you have to get even higher scores in your strength...


rjk : HOW MUCH DOES THE ACTUAL SCORE AND SCALED SCORE DIFFER IN CAT??
ramachandran : At this stage, it might help if the student concentrates on the preparation


chandu : IF VA-90% QA-99.99% LRDI-99.99% TOTAL 99.7%(LET). WITH THIS PERCENTILE CAN I GET CALL FROM IIMA?
bharat : pretty good chances if you meet other academics and other eligibility norms.


cat : HELLO SIR, WHEN WILL THE FMS APP FORM BE OUT?
gouri : soon...


jon : ADMISSION IN XLRI IS BASED ON RESERVATION SYSTEM?
bharat : no reservation at XLRI


ab : HOW MANY MOCKS SHOULD BE WRITTEN AND IN WHAT INTERVALS?
asim : If you are free through out the day, then you may take a mock every alternate day, so that you can devote ample amount of time to analyze your performance and take corrective action on it before taking the next mock.


batra : SIR DOES BEING IN COMMERCE STREAM GIVES YOU A EDGE OVER SCIENCE'S IN SELECTION PROCESS?
gautam : Not really, unless the questions in the PI are focused on your area.


akshay : SHOULD I APPLY TO FORE, SIMSREE IF I'M EXPECTING MORE THAN 90%ILE IN CAT? P.S. I DO NOT INTEND TO AS I'VE ALREADY APPLIED TO A BUNCH OF OTHERS
ramachandran : It really depends upon the sense of urgency of the student to do an MBA. These are decent colleges, except that there ARE B Schools that are better


jasjot : HLO SIR I AM IN LAST YEAR OF GRADUATION AND MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE ARE- 71,82,83,78,87,91,89,83 WHICH COLLEGES I MUST APPLY ???
supratim : MICA , IMT Gaziabad , XIMB , IRMA ( You may ) , MDI , GIM , K.J.Somiya , IMI , FORE


nitss : SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF OF DEPARTMNT OF FINANCIAL STUDIES DELHI (DFS) CUT OFF FOR SC CANDIDATE
suresh : it should be around 60%tile (CAT)


vb : WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF SAMCATS BETTER OR AT PAR WITH CAT
thomas : They are similar to last ten years cat papers.


raahul : SIR WHAT STRATEGY SHOULD I FOLLOW TO MAXIMISE MY ATTEMPTS AS WELL AS ACCURACY IN QA?
gautam : Like I have just said, In the AIMCATs do not answer question by question. Go through all the questions in 3 waves. 1st one - Answer only the easy ones. 2nd wave - the lengthy but easy ones. 3rd wave - the difficult ones. Give yourself time limits for each of these. In this way you will be able to answer all the easy questions and improve your accuracy and thereby your scores.


6021 : IS THE COLLEGE IBS A GOOD ONE FOR MBA..?
suresh : it depends on your performance in AIMCATs, if you are getting anything between 60 and 70 %tile. you can for for IBS


cat2016 : HI SIR , WHAT ARE THE COURSES WORTH JOINING IN TISS APART FROM HRM? I MEAN COURSES THAT OFFER REASONABLY GOOD PLACEMENTS APART FROM HRM IN TISS ?
srinivasbelvi : All courses offered are good. Map your interest with course.


farhan_time : GUDEVE SIR.. KINDLY NAME SOME GOOD COLLEGES WHICH ARE TAKING ON THE BASIS OF MAT EXAM..
suresh : ITM NAvi mumbai, BIMTECH Noida, SCMS, M.S Ramaya & Christ


cat2016 : CAN WE BUY TIME MAGAZINES FROM TIMCE CENTRES?
supratim : Yes.


tosti : SIR CUT OFF AND SAFE SCORE FOR NMIMS HYDERABAD BANGLORE AND MUMBAI PLEASE REPLY
suresh : NMIMS Banglore around 195 to 198, Mumbai is around 210-215


nitish : SIR WHATS ARE YOUR VIEWS ON TISS MUMBAI IS IT A GOOD COLLEGE FOR HR?
supratim : Yes.


anonymous : HELLO SIR
suresh : Please ask your Doubt


nitss : SIR MY AIMCAT 5TILE IS APROXX 75,, FOR WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY?? I M A SC CANDIDATE
thomas : You can expect calls from most of the iims.apply to iits and fms


chetan : HELLO MENTORS, I'M A CAT 17 ASPIRANT AND RECENTLY JOINED TIME
sunildua : Hi! What is your ques?


kuku : BASED ON PAST YEAR TRENDS HAVE THE ACTUAL CAT PAPERS BEEN AS PER PATTERN OF THE TUTORIAL? I MEAN IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF QUESTIONS, ORDER OF SECTIONS, ETC?
thomas : This time they have mentioned both number of questions and non mcq can differ.last time it was only number of non mcqs.


cat : SIR DO IIMS OR IIFT GIVE ANY EXPLICIT OR IMPLICIT ADVANTAGE TO THE ONES HOLDING A POST GRADUATE DEGREE LIKE ECONOMICS
gautam : No. In the IIMs at most you may get marks with reference to academic diversity.


bappilehri : SIR CAN YOU PROVIDE ME WITH THE TIMETABLE FOR THE LAST MONTH. MINIMUM THING A STUDENT SHOULD DO TO SCORE 99 PERCENTILE IN CAT? I DON'T WANT TO OVERDO ANYTHING. BECAUSE OVERDOING IN VERBAL ABILITY HAS COST ME GREATLY IN AIMCATS.
sunildua : Do a very extensive preparation. Practise lot of rc and mocks. Analyse your at least last five aimcats and learn from the mistakes. Please also remember most of the students put their maximum effort in the last month. Make sure you put more effort than them.


raahul : SIR HOW IS SJMSOM, IIT BOMBAY AS A B-SCHOOL? WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I TARGET FOR THE SAME?
ramachandran : Very good B School. At least mid 90s


chetan : HELLO MENTORS, I'M A CAT 17 ASPIRANT AND RECENTLY JOINED TIME AND ALSO A FINAL YEAR STUDENT OF B.TECH . I WANT TO ENQUIRE ABOUT WHAT SHOULD MY STRATEGY FORCAT17
supratim : 1. Attend Classes 2. Start solving study material booklets given to you.


priyu : WHICH JAIPURIA INSTITUTE IS GOOD AS PER PLACEMENT?
bharat : TIME places the two Jaipuria campuses (Lucknow and Jaipur) in Others category... school claims 5.6 lakh avg pay (though it is slightly difficult to believe)


ashwin : SIR I AM EXPECTING 75-80 IN CAT ,ILL B TAKING MAT AND CMAT ASWELL . WHICH ARE THE COLLEGES IN MAT AND CMAT THAT I SHOULD APPLY TO ACCORDINGLY ?
deepakjaryal : dont miss out these colleges , LBS KJ somaiya, welingkars, TAPMI and FORE


niti : GOOD EVENING, HOW ARE IMT AND IMI COLLEGES? IS IT WORTH APPLYING TO?
vasanthkumar : IMT is good... You can apply & if got a seat you can study there... IMI is not advisable apply


hodgepodge : HOW IS IBS HYDERABAD??? JUST BEING REALISTIC BECAUSE M GETTING AROUND 75%ILE IN AIMCATS...
gautam : Not all ICFAI B-schools are good. The one in Hyd is the best of the lot but it has a high intake which could be a problem during placements.


chandu : SIR, BY SCORING 96%+ IN THE LAST 3 AIMCATS. CAN I GET 99%+ IN MAIN CAT 2016. IF I PERFORM THE SAME ON THE D-DAY
supratim : Work Hard . I think you can perform better.


jb : CAN YOU SUGGEST ME ANY GOOD MBA COLLEGE FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM?
srinivasbelvi : Top B-Schools do not offer specialisation in Tourism however quite a few of them offer optional courses on the area mentioned. I suggest you to take up a general MBA & take up a few electives on the subject mentioned from top B-Schools.


dp : SIR WILL IIT RELEASE NOTIFICATIONS ONLY AFTER THE CAT RESULTS?
sumanta : Generally they notify about the admission in 2nd week of January.


jacksparrow : 3) IS THERE ANY EXAMINATION APART FROM NMAT WHICH I CAN GIVE BEFORE 10TH NOV
thomas : No.


cat2016 : @BHARAT SIR , WHAT ARE THE FLAGSHIP PROGEAMMES OF JBIMS AND SYDENHAM? DO JBIMS AND SYDENHAM ACCEPT CMAT SCORES FOR THEIR FLAGSHIP PROGRAM?
bharat : MMS; CMAT, yes, they do (though JBIMS has in the past dropped it from list of accepted test scores).


batra : SIR ARE THERE LESS CHANCES OF A FRESHER BEING SELECTED THAN EXPERIENCE HOLDERS IN IIMS
supratim : Both have same chance. Get the best possible percentile in CAT .


tosti : HOW IS UPES DEHRADUN FOR MBA PLACEMENTS PACKAGE AND FACULTY AND FOR A MECHANICAL ENGG.
deepakjaryal : decent college for petrolium management , infact one of the few collges in india who offer this programme . good placements


kp : SIR MY X-66% , XII- 71%, GRAD.-72% HOW SHOULD I GET AT LEAST 5 IIM CALLS?
deepakjaryal : whats your AIMCAT score


ank : AS IIM-I GIVES HIGH WEIGHTAGE TO 10TH AND 12TH SCORES, AT HOW MUCH CAT PERCENTILE CAN ONE EXPECT A CALL, IF HE HAS EXCELLENT 10TH AND 12TH SCORES ?
sumanta : 90+percentile provided 10,12th score is above 90 percent


catasp : SIR WHAT MINIMUM PERCENTILE SHOULD I AIM FOR FMS DELHI,I AM OF ST CATEGORY.....
thomas : 80+.


vik : SIR I AM PREPARING FOR CAT 16. I AM SCORING AROUND 75-80 PLE. I AM STUDYING NOW FOR 8 HRS. BY WHEN CAN I EXPECT AN INCREASE IN MY PERCENTILE SCORE IF I CONSISTENTLY PUT THIS EFFORT TILL THE END. AND CAN I MAKE IT TO 97 + BY END.
supratim : Please find out the mistakes you did in AIMCAT's. Learn from those mistakes and do not repeat again. Keep on working hard. You can get best possible percentile. All The Best.


tosti : BEST COLLEGES ACCEPTING MAT SCORE FOR MARKETING FINANCE HR??????/
asim : ITM NAVI MUMBAI, XIME BANG, CHRIST BANG, BIMM PUNE, SIES MUMBAI, IPE HYD, VJIM HYD, SSIM HYD are some options


6021 : WHAT ARE THE GOOD B-SCHOOLS FOR A PERSON GETTING 60-70 PERCENTILE IN CAT
gouri : Please avail of the B-school guidance link on your SHP.


nitss : SIR MY 10TH=84 , 12TH=62 ,, GRADUTION =51 (APPEARING),, AIMCATS 75%TILE IS THR ANY CHANCE OF FMS????????
deepakjaryal : bit tough , you would need 98+ percentile


boss : CAN U LIST SOME BBB CATEGORY COLLEGES??
thomas : The list is given in our site.


agri : THANKYOU VASANTH KUMAR SIR. ALSO WILL IT BE BENEFICIAL IF NOW I TAKE UP THE SPEED ENHANCEMENT TEST AND SPECIAL SUPPPORT SM BASIC STUDY MATERIAL AS I FIND MY SPEED A BIT LOW
vasanthkumar : Definitely it ll help you for sure...


batra : WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS IN VA SECTION THAT CAN APPEAR IN CAT?
asim : RC,Sentence correction, Para Jumbles are some of them, though it would be advisable for you to prepare for all the areas in VA/RC.


farhan_time : SIR, AM CONTINUOUSLY SCORING 55-60%TILE IN MY AIMCATS.. I SHOULD GO FOR WHICH COLLEGES ? + ON AIMCATS BASIS, WHICH MORE EXAMS SHOULD I WRITE IN WHICH I CAN HAVE A GOOD SCORE ?
srinivasbelvi : Take up SNAP & XAT in addition to CAT & apply to some colleges under BB & B+ category as per B-School categorisation available at http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/all.php?course=CAT/MBA&types=notres


jacksparrow : 1) WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT CLEAR ONE PARTICULAR SECTIONAL CUT OFF BUT HAVE 80 PERCENTILE, CAN I APPLY TO ANY CLGS?
thomas : All the top colleges will have section cutoff.you will have to clear cutoff in each section to get a call.but if you are aiming for colleges at around 80-90 percentile it should not be an issue as colleges outside the top 10-15 will not have section cutoffs. some good colleges without section cutoffs are sibm,scmhrd and imt.


raahul : SIR WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I AIM FOR FMS DELHI?I AM A GEN STUDENT
asim : Aim at 98.5 percentile with high sectionals.


chandu : SIR THIS TIME IIMA CUT OFF FOR VERBAL IS 70%. IF I SCORE SOME 90% IN VA AND 99%+ PERCENTILE IN REMAINING 2 OVERALL 99+(LET). ACADEMICS ALL 90%+. CAN I GET CALL FROM IIM A,B,C???
vasanthkumar : Definitely yes you should get calls from all the top 3 IIM's


nitss : SIR DEPRTMNT OF FINANCIAL STUDIES ,,DELHI (DFS) IS GOOD AS PER PLCMENT???
ramachandran : Yes


boss : WILL A GAP OF ONE YEAR BE A PROBLEM FOR INTERVIEW EVEN THOUGH I SCORE GOOD MARKS IN CAT??
gautam : This might come up in the interview and you will have to deal with it as best (and as honestly) as you can at that time. Do not fret about it now. Just focus on improving your performance in the AIMCATs and consequently getting a good score in CAT. This is what you can control.


pg : SIR WHAT SCORE IN CAT, NMAT, IIFT, XAT BE EXPECTED IF SCORING NEARLY 75 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS
thomas : Around 85 in cat.for other tests will need your mock percentile in that mock.


kp : HELLO DEEPAKJARYAL PLEASE REPLY
deepakjaryal : try to be more consitent around 95+%ile since your cat percentile is usually higher than AIMCATs by 5 percentage points ..


jacksparrow : 2) WHAT PERCENTILE IN CAT SHOULD GIVE ME MISB BOCCONI? IS IT WORTH IT?
ramachandran : Please refer to the B School ranking on your SHP. They give the relative position of the top nearly 100 B Schools in the country


bappilehri : @SUNILDUA SIR - SIR I MEANT HOW MANY RCS A DAY. IS IT FINE IN THE LAST MONTH IF I SOLVE 3-4 RCS EVERY ALTERNATE DAYS. AND 1-1 QUANTS AND DI SECTIONAL TEST ON A DAY AND 1-1 QUANTS AND LR SECTIONAL TEST ON THE OTHER DAY IN CYCLE?
sunildua : yes, the schedule seems ok. 35-40 q rc ques per week.


xyz : COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME TOTAL MARKS SCORED BY 90 PERCENTILER, 95 PERCENTILER AND 99 PERCENTILER IN CAT 15?
vasanthkumar : Total aggregate will not be less than 98%le


mk : WHICH B SCHOOL BETTER FOR OPERATION STREAM EXCEPT IIM??
asim : NITIE Mumbai, SP JAIN, IITs are also pretty good options.


priyu : HOW IS THE PLACEMENT OF BIMTECH NOIDA AND KJ SOMAIYA?
bharat : KJ Som - 9.4 lakh and BIMTECH - 7.5 LAKH


jacksparrow : 4) WHAT WAS THE LEVEL QUANT IN AIMCAT 06
thomas : Very difficult.similar to cat 2013.


raahul : SIR HOW MANY MOCKS SHOULD I GIVE PER WEEK IDEALLY? AND AT WHAT INTERVALS?
ramachandran : There is no fixed number. Please take as many tests as you comfortably can


soha : 10TH:79.8%, 12TH: 82%, BCOM: 64%. WHAT PERCENTILE DO I NEED TO GET A CALL FROM TOP IIMS, FMS, AND REST OF THE TOP 10 COLLEGES?
vasanthkumar : Do u ve any reservation?


ank : HOW IS MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT COURSE, OFFERED BY IISC BANGALORE ?
bharat : very, very good program - though class size is less than 20


boss : WHICH COLLEGES ARE GOOD IN MARKETING IN SOUTH INDIA??
asim : IIM Bangalore/Kozhikode/Trichy/Vizag, IIT Madras, BIM TRichy,NMIMS BANGALORE,NMIMS HYD, SIBM BANGALORE, BIM TRICHY are some of them.


alphago : RE : MA'AM/SIR, LOOKING AT THE MOCK TEST ON CAT WEBSITE, IS IT "SAFE" TO ASSUME THE THERE WON'T BE DIRECT GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY QUESTIONS?
supratim : Do not assume anything. Keep on writing AIMCAT's.


nitss : SIR WHAT IS CAT CUT OFF OF DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,UNIVERSITY OF DELHI,DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS FOR SC CANDIDATE
bharat : 92%ile is for general; around 70-75%ile for SC


harkaran : I AM A GENERAL CATEGORY COMMERCE STUDENT WHAT WILL BE THE PERCENTILE REQUIREMENT FOR FMS FOR ME AND I AM GETTING 90+I IN AIMCATS BUT IN THE LAST I GOT 80 HOW TO COPE WITH SUCH FLUCTUATIONS
ramachandran : High 90s is what you must definitely aim for. You have our good wishes.


kp : THANK YOU SIR
ramachandran : Welcome


ina007 : IS THERE ANY DISADVANTAGE IF I TAKE ONE YEAR DROP AFTER MY GRADUATION FOR PREPARATION OF CAT?IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IF I SCORE GREATER THAN 99%ILE THEN I WOULD BE ABLE TO CONVERT ANY ONE OF THE 5 IIMS(A,B,C,K,I)?
bharat : no particular disadvantage... however, we suggest you get a job and prepare for the CAT with enthusiasm.


kp : IS COMPREHENSIVE AIMCAT ANALYSIS IS SUFFIECIENT FOR LAST MONTH FOR VARC?
gouri : Also brush up the basics of grammar..


hope : WHAT ARE THE CUTOFFS FOR KIIT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT? WHICH CATEGORY DOES IT BELONG TO (RATING)?
srinivasbelvi : Check your B-School categorisation at http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/all.php?course=CAT/MBA&types=notres


deba094 : SIR I AM CONSTANTLY GETTING AIMCAT SCORE BETWEEN 60 70 MARKS.HOW MUCH MAX. PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT IN CAT
supratim : You can improve the AIMCAT score and thus CAT score on D day. Follow the mentioned study schedule daily . Solve 2 RC's , 2 LR sets , 2 DI sets , 25 Quant questions daily.


fms : SIR, I GOT 195 MARKS IN AIM NMAT WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR MUMBAI CAMPUS MBA COURSE
bharat : no... cutoff around 208 - with sectional cutoffs


nitss : SIR MY 10TH=84 , 12TH=62 ,, GRADUTION =51 (APPEARING),, AIMCATS 75%TILE IS THR ANY CHANCE OF FMS???????? I M A SC CANDIDATE
deepakjaryal : last year SC candidate percentile in cat for FMS was 78 .71 so you stand a good chance , but there are only 30 setas reserved for sc candidates ..


gulshank : SIR I AM GETTING APPROX 80 PERCNTILE IN AIMCAT ,IS THERE A CHANCE FOR ME TO GET INTO FMS BHU,10TH88%;12TH 89%,GRADUATION67%,GENERAL CATEGORY
arvind : very difficult... unless you get a 99.99%le in CAT its difficult to have a call from FMS...


batra : CAN A PERSON ATTEMPT ALL THE MCQ QUESTIONS IF SURE OR NOT?WILL THESE QUESTION BEING WRONG CAN EFFECT THE %ILE ?
gouri : Well, there is no negative marking in MCQs...but you will obviously be sacrificing time for each wrong answer...


ashwin : SIR I AM EXPECTING 75-80 PERCENTILE IN CAT . WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGES IN THIS RANGE THAT I CAN APPLY TO ?
gouri : Please avail of the B-school guidance link on your homepage...


soha : @VASANTHKUMAR SIR: NO RESERVATION. I BELONG FROM GENERAL CASTE.
arvind : Then you will have to get above 95%le


shubhi : SIR, HOW SHOULD WE GO FOR THE GK PREPARATION(TISS)?
ramachandran : Reading of newspapers , particularly on social issues , is a good idea. Please also read Manorama Year Book.


kp : IS TIME V102 IS SUFFICIENT FOR GRAMMAR?
srinivasbelvi : It is one of the best books which summarises the grammar. If your grammar is week then you got to use a reference book.


niti : THANKYOU VASANTHKUMAR SIR. AND WHAT ABOUT MDI?
arvind : MDI is always very good.


deep : SIR... I WANT TO SELECT OPERATION MANG. PROG. OR SUPPLY CHAIN MANG. PROG. HOW MUCH CUTOFF AND WHICH COLLEGS WILL BE THE BEST.
arvind : SCM - IIFT, GIFT... Operations - NITIE, SPJAIN etc


jacksparrow : 5) WHAT IS THE BEST CLG I CAN GET AT A 75-85 PERCENTILE RANGE
sumanta : Already answered


jacksparrow : 6) HOW DO I DEAL WITH THE NERVOUSNESS N PRESSURE ON THE EXAM DAY?
asim : Taking adequate number of mocks ( SAMCATs and AIMCATs ) will help you become used to the exam pressure.


batra : CAN A PERSON ATTEMPT ALL THE NON MCQ QUESTIONS IF SURE OR NOT?WILL THESE QUESTION BEING WRONG CAN EFFECT THE %ILE ?
asim : There is no negative marking for non MCQs.


cat2016 : MHROD-MIB CUTOFF FOR OBC?
asim : Target around 80 percentile.


bappilehri : THANKS ALOT SUNIL SIR AND EVERY OTHER FACULTY MEMBER PRESENT HERE.
sunildua : All the Best


gulshank : CAN I APPLY FOR TISS,I AM A FINAL YEAR STUDENT
supratim : Yes.


raahul : SIR I PERFORMED DECENTLY IN VA/RC AND DI/LR IN AIMCAT 1706, BUT GOT ONLY 25% IN QA. HOW SHOULD I WORK UPON QA?
ramachandran : Practice works very well.


shivam : AT PRESENT, I AM GETTING APPROXIMATELY 50 % IN AIMCAT. CURRENTLY,I WILL TAKE ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE MBA COLLEGE NEXT YEAR. WHICH-2 COLLEGE SHOULD I APPLY, FOR SAFER SIDE ??
ramachandran : BB and BBB category


nitss : SIR WHAT IS SAFE %TILE FOR IIMS N GOOD COLLEGES FOR SC CANDIDATE,,,,,,, 10TH=84, 12TH=62, GRADUTN=51
sumanta : 75 and above


rakesh : HI SIR CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST A TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR QUANTS SECTION?
arvind : what is ur present percentile?


js1235 : SIR 10TH-81.53 12TH-72.33 GRAD-82.5 ,I AM A COMMERCE GRAD GEN CATEGORY,IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A CALL FROM IIM A,B,C IF I SCORE 99%ILE+
suresh : you can get a call. Work Hard !


aug : MY LAST THREE MOCKS SCORE HAD BEEN 94.44,90.2,85.5(LATEST FIRST)...AM I GOING ON THE RIGHT TRCK
gouri : The scores seem to be dropping... in any case continue the hard work...


dick : SIR, I SCORE WITHIN 2000 RANK FOR AIMCAT, IS IT ALSO LIKELY THAT I WILL SCORE WUTHIN 2000RANK FOR CAT2016 IF THE CHANCES ARRE FAVOURABLE, ?
ramachandran : Your percentile will be in a similar range, not the rank


kp : FOR GRAMMAR , WHICH REFERENCE BOOK IS GOOD ?
ramachandran : Our own booklet is very , very good indeed


sudipta : SIR I AM A GOVT. WORKING PROFESSIONAL. EACH DAY I HARDLY GET 4-5 HOURS TO STUDY.. MY PERCENTAGES ARE 10-83.125; 12-78.20; B.TECH-78.10.. IN AIMCAT I AM GETTING 75-80 PERCENTILE. WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I OPT FOR? AND WHAT SUD BE MY STRTEGY TO INCREASE MY PERCENTILE?
srinivasbelvi : Use sectional tests to learn selection & application skills.


subham : HELLO,MY 10TH CPGA IS 9.4,MY 12TH PERCENTAGE IS 58.8 AND I PASSED B.TECH 6.5 CGPA MY AIMCAT SCORE ARE BETWEEN 80 TO 90,WHAT COLLEGE I SHOULD APPLY FOR?
deepakjaryal : dont miss out on applying to IMT gzbd, IMI delhi , TAMPI, KJ somaiya , welingkars, and FORE


aa : THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS FOR THIS YEAR'S CAT HAS NOT YET BEEN DISCLOSED AND WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PATTERN OF AIMCATS (34, 32 AND 34). WHAT IF THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS BE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE ENCOUNTER IN AIMCATS? WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUGGESTION FOR THE TIME SPLIT OR STRATEGY FOR THE INCREASE?
ramachandran : Allocate the time for each question judiciously. The student's strategy should remain the same - and sound- irrespective of the number of questions


shubhi : WHAT WOULD BE AN IDEAL CAT SCORE CONSIDERING MY GRAD PERCENTAGE IS 67 PERCENTAGE (COMMERCE)?
ramachandran : Very high 90s is always a good idea


ashwin : WHICH ARE THE BEST SECOND TIER COLLEGES OF MAT AND CMAT , BECAUSE I AM ECPECTING BETWEEN 75-79 IN THIS YEARS CAT
bharat : GIM, Nirma University; Christ University, Bengaluru; NIBM Pune; IIFM, Bhopal; Hyderabad Central University (HCU); WE School, Bengaluru; IISWBM, Kolkata; BIMTECH, Noida; XIME Bangalore; NIA, Pune and NIT Calicut.


prianshu : HOW MANY QUESTION DO I HAVE TO CORRECT IF I WANNA GET ABOVE 95%+?
thomas : it will depend on the level of the paper this year.


aug : IIM BANGALORE HAS SAID NO. OF QUESTION CAN VARY ...COULD U PLEASE SUGGEST WAT COULD BE THE PATTERN
bharat : they said it... number of Qs could vary.


soha : HOW IS TISS MUMBAI IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS AND OTHER ASPECTS AS COMPARED TO OTHER GOOD COLLEGES OF THE SAME REPO? ALSO, SINCE I AM NOT SURE ABOUT DOING AN MBA IN HR, SHOULD I GO AHEAD WITH TISS? I BELONG FROM GENERAL CASTE.
supratim : Its a very good college . You have to decide about HR or No HR . If confused then consult a faculty member in our center.


ina007 : AS INDICATED ON SAMCAT CUTOFF PAGE FROM WHICH IIM ONE CAN GET CALL IF HE CROSSED THE CRITERIA FOR GETTING ONE CALL??
thomas : this does not mean any particular iim. it only means you can get calls from at least one iim depending on satisfying other parameters.


deba094 : SIR I AT 60 70 AIMCAT MARKS, WHICH COOLEGE CAN I APPLY FOR?
srinivasbelvi : Put in good effort for next 3 - 4 weeks. Based on your score after 3 weeks you can narrow down the colleges.


kp : CAN ANYONE SUGGEST FOR IPPB PO 2016, HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR GK AND COPUTER SUBJECT ? ANY BOOK? SITE?
bharat : in wrong chat


cat2016 : SIR, OBC CANDIDATE, GIRL. XTH:8.4 CGPA, XIITH:78.6%(PCM),GRADUATION: BMS(DU) 72%. SCORING 75-85 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS. WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I AIM FOR?
asim : FMS, DFS NEW DELHI, DSE NEW DELHI, TISS MUMBAI, IIFT, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IMT GHAZ, IMI NEW DELHI, TAPMI MANIPAL, BIM TRICHY, GIM GOA., XIMB


shivam : SIR I AT 40 50 AIMCAT MARKS, WHICH COOLEGE CAN I APPLY FOR IN ONLY DELHI ?
asim : ITM NAVI MUMBAI, XIME BANGALORE, VJIM HYD, IPE HYD, SSIM HYD, FIIB DELHI, FOSTIIMA DELHI,BIMM PUNE


shubhi : SIR PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME SITES AND BOOKS FOR MY GK PREPARATION(TISS/SNAP) SINCE READING NEWSPAPER IS TIME CONSUMING. I NEED TO THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS DIRECTLTY
supratim : 1. Read MBA education 7 Careers magazine 2. Read news paper daily.


tagger : PLEASE ARRANGE THE RANK OF 7 BABY IIMS
asim : It is too early to rank them as they have not yet completed 2 years, though considering the brand "iim" they all are worth joining.


dick : SIR, HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS MANDATORY FOR BCOM GRADUATE TO MAKE INTO ABCS?
suresh : it should be minimum 96%tile with sectional cutoff cleared


jb : 10TH-77.44%, 12TH-63.5, GRADUATION- 8.35.I AM GETTING 60-65 PERCENTILE IN MY AIMCATS. WHICH COLLEGES YOU SUGGEST ME TO APPLY?
sumanta : You can consider AMRITA SCHOOL, BALAJI INSTITUTE PUNE, FOSTIMA,IMT HYDERABAD NAGPUR, MNNIT, NIT SURATKAL


kp : PLEASE REPLY FOR IPPB PO 2016 GK AND COMPUTER BOOKS?
suresh : Its a chat on Bschool selection. Please ask relevant questions.


boss : WILL 60 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS CAN LEAD ME TO 80 PERCENTILE?
bharat : yes, if you work really, really hard.


gulshank : SIR,WHAT IS THE CUTOFF PERCENTILE FOR FMS BHU.GENERAL CATEGORY
bharat : around 90%ile


aditya : SIR, I SCORED 99.29%ILE IN MAT SEPT THIS YEAR...ARE THERE ANY COLLEGES THAT I CAN GET WITH AN AVERAGE PACKAGE OF OVER 10 LACS
suresh : No MAT allied college will offer you 10 Lakhs as avg package. Its too high.


kousik : @BHARAT SIR , WHAT ARE THE FLAGSHIP PROGRAMMES OF JBIMS AND SYDENHAM ? DO THEY ACCEPT CMAT SCORES FOR THE SAME?
bharat : MMS; Yes, they accept CMAT.


gs : WHEN IS THE FMS ADMISSION FORM LIKELY TO BE OUT?
suresh : November or December


sudipta : @SRINIVAASBELVI SIR AND WHICH COLLEGES SUD I OPT FOR?
srinivasbelvi : Opt for BBB, BBB+ category of B-Schools. If your scores improve significantly in the next few weeks, then you can thin of A category B-Schools. Refer the link for B-School categorisation http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/all.php?course=CAT/MBA&types=notres


radha : I HAVE 93.4 IN 10TH AND 97.08 IN 12TH AND 7.88 IN UNDERGRAD(ENGG). WITH WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I GET A CALL FROM IIM A?
srinivasbelvi : Around 99.7


pinpoint : WILL IIM NAGPUR TAKE ME IN WITH SAY 88%ILE, GENERAL CATEGORY AND NOT A GREAT ACAD???
ramachandran : Always aim for a higher percentile. Do not reconcile yourself to a lower percentile. We wish you the best of luck


dick : ARE THE PARTICIPNTS FOR AIMCAT ARE THE ONLY SERIOUS CANDIDATES FOR CAT ?
thomas : most of them.that is why you can expect a much higher percentile in cat as the level of competition here is much higher.


jasjot : WHAT IS DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF MICA EXAM AS COMPARED TO CAT ??
supratim : Easier .


ank : AND WHAT PERCENTILE ONE NEEDS TO GET A CALL FROM IISC ?
asim : Around 92 percentile


kp : CAN I APPLY XLRI THROUGH CAT?
sumanta : No


khushali : I SCORE 75%ILE ON AN AVERAGE IN THE AIMCATS. WHICH COLLEGES DO I HAVE A GOOD CHANCE TO GET INTO?
sumanta : Please apply to CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BIMT NOIDA, IIFM, NIBM PUNE, NIRMA,XIME,GIM,IMDR PUNE,IISWBM


kp : XAT CUT OFF FOR XLRI FINAL SELECTION?
thomas : for calls you will need around 92 percentile. the rest will depend on your performance in the next stage.


shubhi : HERE IS MY PROFILE. X- ABOVE 90 XII ABOVE 90 AND GRAD 67 PERCENTAGE FROM COMMERCE BACKGROUND. SIR CAN U PLEASE TELL THE APPROX PERCENTILE REQUIRED TO GET CALLS FROM GOOD IIMS
ramachandran : High 90s , as always


kp : I AM FRESHER , CAN I APPLY FOR FMS IF YES THEN WHAT SHOULD %TILE
suresh : you need around 99%tile if targeting FMS.


varun : IS IBS HYDERABAD A BETTER COLLEGE TO CHOOSE MBA??
asim : Its a good option, esp if fee and batch size is not a constraint.


deba094 : SIR WHAT MIN MARKS REQD FOR 70 %TILE IN CAT
asim : Cannot be predicted as it would depend on diff level of CAT 2016.


deep : SIR.. I WANT OPERATION OR SUPPLY CHAIN MANG PROG. ... WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED AND WHICH COLGS R THE BEST
supratim : NITIE is the best college apart from IIM's. You need 98.5 percentile or more.


rjk : LEVEL OF MICA AS COMPARED TO NMAT/SNAP?
bharat : similar - though major difference would be business GK in MICAT


shivam : DEAR SIR AT PRESENT, I AM GETTING APPROXIMATELY 50 % IN AIMCAT. CURRENTLY,I WILL TAKE ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE MBA COLLEGE NEXT YEAR. WHICH-2 COLLEGE IN NEW DELHI AND NEAR TO THIS SHOULD I APPLY, FOR SAFER SIDE ??
sumanta : FORTUNE SCHOOL,ASIA PACIFIC INST


raahul : SIR PLEASE TELL ME A QA PREP STRATEGY FOR THE REMAINING TIME
ramachandran : More of the same. Focus. Determination. Self-belief. And tonnes and tonnes of hard work


ruby : SIR WHAT IS THE SELECTION CRITERIA OF FMS DELHI????
srinivasbelvi : We have to wait for the notification to understand selection criteria for the year.


thanku : HOW GOOD IS THE COURSE IN IISC
srinivasbelvi : IISc is not know for management programs.


radha : HOW ARE CANDIDATES SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF XAT TO XLRI AND OTHER INSTITUTES? WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE REQUIRED TO GET A CALL FROM XLRI?
suresh : 97+ %tile in XAT are required to get a call. After that there is a GD/PI process.


ashwin : WHAT IS THE CAT CUTOFF FOR TAPMI , LBSIM , GIM , IFMR ?
supratim : 88 to 90 Approx.


anjali : HI, FOR THE FINAL TOUCH UP/REVISION, WHICH OPTION IS BETTER? ADVANCED ONLINE SECTIONAL TEST OR ADDITIONAL PRACTICE SM MATERIAL?
sumanta : Both


syed : WILL BIM TRICHY SET THEIR OWN CUT-OFF AND CALL BASED ON IT OR THEY CALL BASED ON RANKING BASED ON NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS?
asim : Almost none of the B-schools decide the cutoff before the applications process is done, it is decided based on the applications received and number of candidates the institute is interested in calling for interviews.


thanku : IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE IN PATTERN OF SYLLABUS IN IIT'S AND OTHER BUSINESS SCHOOLS
srinivasbelvi : There is not much difference. Please refer B-School website for programs & courses offered.


bhawna29 : SIR I GAVE CAT2015,GOT 70PERCENTILE.NOW,I HVE DONE 1ST SET OF BOOKS PLUS OL DSHEETS.NOW VAT SHULD BE MY APPROACH.
supratim : Write online sectional tests , AIMCAT's. Along with that please revise books.


kousik : MY AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE IN THE RANGE OF 85-90 WHAT SHOULD BE MY STUDY PLAN IN NOVEMBER SO THAT I JOIN IN A COLLEGE IN OR ABOVE AA CATEGORY AS PER TIME RANKS CONSIDERING THAT THIS IS MY LAST ATTEMPT FOR CAT
supratim : Daily Schedule : Solve 2 RC's , 2 DI's , 2 LR sets , 25 Quant Questions.


dp : SHOULD WE TAKE TISS AND SNAP? IS IT VERY IMPORTANT?
asim : Take TISSNET if you are interested in pursuing a career in HRM, Yes, SNAP too is a good exam to write as it gets you chance to secure admission into SIU affiliated B-schools.


jayant : DEAR SIR : IS IBS HYDERABAD A GOOD CAMPUS FOR MBA?
suresh : yes its a good campus.


aimcat2016 : HELLO SIR, I STARTED PREPARING FOR CAT16 1 MONTH AGO, LAST YR I HAVE GIVEN CAT FOR THE 1ST TIME ND SCORED 95 PERCENTILE. WHAT SHOULD BE MY PREPARTION STRATEGY FOR CAT16 FROM NOW ONWARDS. I HAVE GIVEN AIMCAT 1607,8 AND MY PERCENTILES FLUCTUATE AROUND 75-80... I HAVE ALMOST COMPLETED BASIC PACKAGE OF QUANT AND DI/LR...SIR PLZ REPLY ITS URGENT!!!!
revanth : Hi. Please ensure that you don't panic at this stage. If you've performed well in CAT once, with proper practise, you'll do well again. Start taking AIMCATs & do proper analysis to ensure that you keep improving.


abhi : SIR I SCORE AROUND 70 PERCENTILE IN MY AIM CAT SO I M CONFUSE WHICH TYPE OF BSHOOL I TARGET
asim : IFMR, LIBA, NIRMA, GIM , WELINGKAR MUMBAI, BIMTECH NOIDA, NIBM PUNE, SITM , SCIT are some options


deba094 : SIR PLZ METION SOME GOOD BB SCHOOLS IN MAHARASHTRA..
suresh : KJ Somaya, Welingkar, ITM navi mumbai and SIES.


tom : HOW DO YOU THINK A REGULAR 2 YEAR PGDM WILL BENEFIT SOMEONE WITH MORE THAN 36 MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE?
suresh : It depends from which college you are doing it.


scarecrow007 : HELLO #SIR, I AM GETTING PERCENTILES VARING WITHIN 92-97 OF LATE WITH ONE OR TWO BELOW THE RANGE, WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY FOR GETTING OLD IIMS. MY VARC IS MEDIOCRE SCORING AROUNG 40-45. ALSO, PLEASE ADVICE TO REACH THE GOAL. :)
revanth : Hi. Please ensure that you take all AIMCATs & give enough time for analysis of the same. Do ensure that you spend more time preparing for VA RC section if you've clearly understood that it's your weak area. Please contact a CAT Mentor in your centre asap.


ank : I HAVE BEEN READING NEWSPAPER AND DOING 3-4 RCS DAILY, STILL I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE >85 PERCENTILE IN VERBAL SECTION. I ALWAYS GET MY QUESTIONS WRONG DUE TO SOME SILLY MISTAKES. PLEASE HELP
supratim : Please consult a faculty member at center.


varun : HI SIR M FRM HYDERABAD I GET 65 TO 80 PERCENT IN AIMCAT ..WHICH COLLEGES CAN I EXPECT TO GET A CALL??
ramachandran : Apply in colleges categorised as AA, A , BBB, and BB colleges in the B School categorization in your SHP


ashwin : WHAT IS THE CAT CUTOFF FOR GIM ,IFMR ?
sumanta : Around 80 percentile


arpan : ARE THERRE ANY CHANGES IN THE MOCK CAT RELEASED TODAY
srinivasbelvi : It is on the similar lines of CAT last year. They also mentioned that number of questions could be different this year.


aimcat2016 : HELLO SIR, I STARTED PREPARING FOR CAT16 1 MONTH AGO, LAST YR I HAVE GIVEN CAT FOR THE 1ST TIME ND SCORED 95 PERCENTILE. WHAT SHOULD BE MY PREPARTION STRATEGY FOR CAT16 FROM NOW ONWARDS. I HAVE GIVEN AIMCAT 1607,8 AND MY PERCENTILES FLUCTUATE AROUND 75-80... I HAVE ALMOST COMPLETED BASIC PACKAGE OF QUANT AND DI/LR.......
sunildua : Please attempt the sectional tests especially the intermediate and advanced levels besides the remaining aimcats. This is the most crucial period of the preparation.


pragya : IS DAYANAND SAGAR BANGLORE IS GOOD COLLEGE FOR MBA
srinivasbelvi : It is not well known for its MBA.


sudipta : @SUMANTA SIR MY PERCENTAGES ARE 10-83.125; 12-78.20; B.TECH-78.10.. IN AIMCAT I AM GETTING 75-80 PERCENTILE. WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I OPT FOR? NAME 5 OR 6 COLLEGES
sumanta : Please apply to XIME,NIRMA,GIM,IMDR,IISWBM,KIAMS


dp : FOR HRM SHOULD I WRITE TISS OR XAT ? XLRI IS ALSO GOOD FOR HRM
suresh : Both the programmes are good.


scarecrow007 : HELLO SIR, I AM GETTING PERCENTILES VARING WITHIN 92-97 OF LATE WITH ONE OR TWO BELOW THE RANGE, WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY FOR GETTING OLD IIMS. MY VARC IS MEDIOCRE SCORING AROUNG 40-45. ALSO, PLEASE ADVICE TO REACH THE GOAL. :)
ramachandran : Variations are normal. Kindly do not worry. You have a great chance of making it to your dream - and old - IIM . Only, prepare.


rakesh : I SAW AN ANSWER SUGGESTING 3 WAVES TO SOLVE QUESTIONS IN CAT. I HAVE TRIED THIS AND A LOT OF TIME IS WASTED IN THIS METHOD. IS THERE ANY OTHER STRATEGY?
supratim : Solve the easy ones and move on.


soha : I HAVE FILLED OR PLANNING TO FILL CAT, NMAT, SNAP, IIFT, TISS, AND XAT, AND I AM SCORING 70%ILE RIGHT NOW. I DON'T WANT TO FILL MAT, CMAT ETC., BECAUSE I WANT TO DO BETTER. AM I BEING PRACTICAL OR SHOULD I HAVE BACK OPTIONS? SINCE I AM 24, AND GEN CASTE, AND I HAVE TO START MBA NEXT YEAR.
revanth : Hi Soha. Please relax. Preparation, under too much stress maybe counter productive. Keep taking AIMCATs & do proper analysis. Do meet a CAT Mentor in your centre to formulate a proper study plan.


deba094 : THANX SIR, ALSO PLZ SOME BB SCHOOLS IN BANGLORE
suresh : MS Ramaya, Christ and Kirloskar Harihar.


vivek1 : CAN WE EXPECT QUESTIONS FROM GRAMMAR SECTION AS WELL EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT PART OF SAMPLE TEST GIVEN BY IIM BANGALORE?
revanth : Hi. As of now, nothing can be confirmed. Please give proper time to all areas & don't neglect at least the easy questions in any areas.


kp : PLEASE TELL TOP COLLEGES IN WHICH DOES NOT SEE SECTIONAL CUT OFFS?IS ANY IIM WITHOUT INTERVIEW INCLUDING NEW?
asim : Last year 3 baby IIMs admitted students without interviews, as far as other question is concerned, IMT G, TAPMI MANIPAL, SIBM PUNE, SCMHRD are some of them.


aimcat2016 : IF U GUYS DONT WANT TO REPLY THEN WHAT IS THE USE OF THIS CHAT SESSION... TRYING TO GET SOME ADVICE FROM LAST 2 CHAT SESSION....
bharat : We are answering all "relevant to the chat topic" questions... we suggest you meet with faculty at the nearest TIME centre.


abhi : SIR HOW TO INCREASE MY PERCENTILE MY CURRENT PERCENTILE IS BEETWEEN 60 T0 70 PERCENTILE AND NOT INCREASING
gouri : Try and identify the areas that you are weak in and work on strengthening those areas...


shubham_mathur : WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE CUT OFF FOR NEWEST IIMS, VIZ, NAGPUR, JAMMU, AMRITSAR, SAMBALPUR ETC FOR FRESHER ENGINEER MALE?
ramachandran : It will always be safe to try and get at least mid-90s. You will then have a wider choice even in the new IIMs


boss : WILL THERE BE A HIGH LEVEL DIFFICULTY IN VERBAL COMPARED TO LAST YEAR??
bharat : may or may not be... difficulty level depends on one's level of preparedness.


ahw : HI SIR, WAT COULD BE THE PATTERN FOR CAT 2016?
bharat : check this https://www.digialm.com//OnlineAssessment/index.html?756@@M5


shivam : AT PRESENT, I AM GETTING APPROXIMATELY 30-40 % IN AIMCAT. CURRENTLY,I WILL TAKE ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE GOOD MBA COLLEGE NEXT YEAR IN DELHI OR NEAREST TO DELHI. WHICH-2 COLLEGE IN NEW DELHI AND NEAR TO THIS SHOULD I APPLY, FOR SAFER SIDE ??
ramachandran : Jaipuria, AMITY, NDIM, Apeejay, Asia Pacific are a few you could consider


hsanghavi : SIR, 90 TO 95 PERCENTILE IN CAT CAN HELP GET ADMISSION TO WHICH TOP B-SCHOOLS?
suresh : KJ Somaya, IIT Madras , Welingkar, FORE , LBS ,NITIE( If your are an engineer )


porpp : FOR RC I M READING NEWSPAPER AND ALSO THE ARTICLES SUGGESTED BY TIME , BUT MY ACCURACY IN RC IS NOT GOOD. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO IMPROVE IT?
supratim : 1. Attend Classes 2. Find out where are you going wrong 3. Increase reading diverse topics 4. Identify right passages and right questions ( factual ) to answer.


vivek1 : I AM UNABLE TO JUDGE THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ACCORDING TO LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY IN AIMCAT AND THUS MY PERCENTILES VARY A LOT. KINDLY SUGGEST A COURSE OF ACTION
ramachandran : More practice will definitely help you distinguish better and faster between the easy and difficuly questions


deba094 : WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY FOR 80+ IN CAT FOR NEXT MONTH IF I AM GETTING 40-50 IN AIMCAT
ramachandran : Just keep working harder and harder in the areas that you are at least slightly comfortable with. Do not try anything drastically new


radha : WHAT ARE THE COLLEGES THAT ARE WORTH APPLYING THROUGH SNAP AS EACH COLLEGE REQUIRES 1000 FOR ACCEPTING THE APPLICATION EVEN BEFORE THE TEST?
bharat : SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB, SIBM Bangalore


soha : WHICH ARE THE TOP 2 OR 3 SYMBIOSIS COLLEGES THAT I SHOULD FILL APPLICATION FOR (BUDGET CONSTRAINTS AND GEN CASTE)?
suresh : tell me your aimcat score.


shubham_mathur : WHAT ARE THE APPROX. CUT OFFS FOR IIT KANPUR, IIT KHARAGPUR AND IIT ROORKEE FOR MALE FRESHER ENGINEER?
bharat : 92%ile for Kgp and Kanpur and 90%ile for Roorkee


soha : WHICH ARE THE TOP COLLEGES THAT DON'T HAVE RESERVATION?
suresh : most of the pvt colleges don't have reservation policy


raj : SIR IS THE PATTERN SAME AS LAST YEAR CAT 2015???
bharat : yes... with an added note of caution - The actual number of questions, including the number of MCQs and non MCQs type questions, could be different in CAT 2016.


yr : HELLO SIR, MY OVERALL PERCENTILE HAS BEEN STAGNATING IN THE 91-96 BRACKET. VA-RAC 85-92,LRDI 92-96, QUANT 85-95 NORMALLY, WITH USUAL UPS AND DOWNS. WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I REALISTICALLY BE LOOKING AT IN ACTUAL CAT?
sumanta : As you are getting between 91-96 you can expect around 98 percentile.All the best and continue the hard work.


dp : WHICH CAMPUS IN TISS IS GOOD FOR HRM
suresh : Mumbai Indeed.


abhi : SIR MY PERCENTILE IS NOT GOOD IN AIMCAT THATS I THINK CAT IS NOT CRACK THIS YEAR BY ME.SO I WANT TO KNOW SHOULD I GO FOR SECOND ATTEMT NEXT YEAR BUT I COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN 2015 AND THERE IS NO WORK EX SO I AM CONFUSED WHAT TO DO
suresh : Will suggest you to have a session with any of the faculty members of your center for this discussion


anna : SIR, DO I HAVE TO APPLY TO B SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW, OR CAN I WAIT UNTIL MY CAT SCORES ARE OUT? IF NOT, HOW DO I CHOOSE WHICH B SCHOOLS TO APPLY FOR?
bharat : check this page for answer to your question - http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/notifications.php


div : IS IT CONFIRM THAT THE PATTERN WILL BE 34-32-34?
revanth : Hi Div. Hi. As of now, nothing can be confirmed. Please wait for further clarification.


kousik : @BHARAT SIR, WHICH COURSES OFFER GOOD PLACEMENTS AT TISS APART FROM HRM ? PLEASE REPLY
bharat : no info is provided by TISS on placements related to other courses; however, no other program at TISS offers HRM-type placements/profiles/pay.


panther : IS IT A GOOD TIME TO GET BACK TO MEDITATION. I'M SCORING AVERAGE IN AIMCATS, AROUND 90. AND THE PRESSURE IS ENOUGH TO HELP ME FOCUS ONLY ON THE EXAMS. WILL THE CALM THOUGHT PROCESS HELP SCORE BETTER ?
supratim : Yes.


radha : WHAT ARE THE COLLEGES, WHICH ACCEPT CAT SCORES,THAT REQUIRE SEPARATE REGISTRATION?
bharat : check this page - http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/notifications.php


nitss : SIR WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR IMPROVE MY VIRBAL SECTION %TILE FROM 40 TO 80-90%TILE
srinivasbelvi : Do sectional tests


thanku : IS THERE ANY ADVANTAGE FOR ENGINEERS HAVING AN MBA FROM IIT'S
bharat : IITs have a very good pedigree... great placements... quality infrastructure and faculty.


cat16 : COLLEGES COVERED UNDER XAT OTHER THAN XLRI?
bharat : check this page -- http://xatonline.net.in/pages/xatassociate.aspx


ashwin : WAT IS THE CAT CUTOFF FOR WE SCHOOL BENGALURU , HCU ?
sumanta : AROUND 75+ PERCENTILE


jayant : WHAT ARE THE GOOD COLLEGES FOR MBA IN HYDERABAD?
revanth : Hi Jayant. Any specific reason for confining yourself to MBA in Hyderabad ?


ruby : WHAT IS THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR FMS DELHI MBA
bharat : apply for CAT, buy a separate form from FMS, then extempore/GD/Interview.


bhawna29 : HELLO SIR, WHAT SHOULD BE STRATEGY FOR VERBAL ND RC,AS I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE MORE IN IT, PLEASE SUGGEST !!
gouri : What are the problems that you are facing in VA and RC?


mihir : SIR WHICH BRANCH IN MBA SHOULD I TAKE FOR BETTER PLACEMENT
bharat : opt for specialisation which interests you; money will come anyway.


ashwin : IMDR PUNE CAT CUTOFF ?
suresh : 80%tile around


gulshank : SIR, HOW IS THE PLACEMENNT OF FMS BHU
suresh : Avg salary is around 7 Lakhs.


aishwarya : HI.. I SCORED 86TH PERCENTILE IN CAT 2015. I WAS WORKING BACK THEN AND I LEFT MY JOB A FEW MONTHS AGO. CURRENTLY I AM ONLY FOCUSING ON CAT 2016. I AM A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT WITH 14 MONTHS WORK EXPERIENCE. 10TH 12TH AND GRADUATION SCORE - 84.56, 86.50 AND 89.85 RESPECTIVE;Y - GENERAL CATEGORY FEMALE - ALMOST NO EXTRA CURRICULARS. WORKING ON AIMCATS AND WEAK AREAS. COULD YOU PLEASE GUIDE ME REGARDING THE INSTITUTES I SHOULD TARGET?
supratim : 1. S.P.Jain 2. FMS 3. MDI 4. XLRI apart from IIM's.


koustubh : HI SIR DO IIT B-SCHOOLS ACCEPT NON-ENGINEERS?
bharat : no


2016 : I AM GETTING A PERCENTILE IN THE RANGE OF 80-90 IN AIMCATS.WHICH ARE THE BSCHOOLS THAT I SHOULD APPLY FOR?
suresh : TAPMI, SP JAin, FORE, LBs, KJ Som and Great Lakes


arpit : SIR WILL AIMCAT1706 BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO DIDNOT WRITE IT TODAY?
srinivasbelvi : Yes


rohan : WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I AIM FROM CMAT AND DECEMBER MAT?
suresh : BIMTECH Noida, SCMS, ITM navi Mumbai, IMS(G) M S Ramaya


cat2016 : @GOURI MA'AM, MY RC ACCURACY HAS GONE DOWN. HOW SHOULD I ANALYSE THEM PROPERLY?
gouri : Is there any particular question type that is proving difficult for you? Without much time to go, try writing out one line against each para. That will help you to correctly map the passage. Secondly, go back to the passage for each answer. Do not rely on your memory.


deepak_idr : SIR/MA'AM I AM CONSTANTLY GETTING 97.5 PERCENTILE AND ABOVE WHAT COLLEGES CAN I APPLY OTHER THAN FMS MDI SPJIMR AND NITIE. ALSO I WISH TO GO TO NITIE ONLY CAN YOU PLEASE GUIDE.
revanth : Hi. Any specific reason why you're only looking for NITIE ?


farhan_time : WHAT IS PGDM(IBM) AND PGDM(RM) ??
srinivasbelvi : IBM - International Business Management & RM - Rural Management


rakesh : DOES XIM B AND XIME BELONG TO XLRI GROUP? DO THESE COLLEGES HAVE SAME REPUTATIONS AS XLRI?
supratim : XIMB is very good college .


abhi : SIR WHICH SNAP COLLEGES I FILL FORM MY PERCENTILE IS BEETWEEN 50 TO 70
suresh : SICSR, SIMC, SCIT and SSBF


nitss : SURESH SIR WITH 70-80%TILE ,, FOR HOW MANY COLLEGE SHOULD I APPLY,,, M A SC CANDIDATE
suresh : IITs, LBS, FORE, IMI, FMS BHU, FMS Delhi and NITIE ( If tou have Btech Degree)


rohan : WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I AIM FORM CMAT AND DECEMBER MAT? AIMCAT PERCENTILE- AROUND 50
suresh : ITM, SCMS,IMS, BIMTECH, CHRIST and MS Ramaya


siri : I GET BORDER MARKS IN VERBAL SECTION WHILE OVERALL PERCENTILE I GET IN THE RANGE OF 93 TO 96 CONSISTENTLY.
srinivasbelvi : Remember you still have about 40 days to improve your VARC section. Seek personal guidance from one of your verbal faculty.


radha : I WANT TO KNOW THE DETAILS ABOUT DIFFERENT SPECIALIZATIONS UNDER MBA, CAN YOU SUGGEST WHERE CAN I FIND THIS INFORMATION?
supratim : Marketing , Finance , Systems / IT , HR , Operations .


riya : GOOD EVENING SIR..HOW IS IBS HYDERABAD??
suresh : its an Avg college


harkaran : WERE MY QUESTIONS DELETED?
bharat : question answered


umangvatsa : SIR, IF THE CAT CENTRE COMES FAR . AND ITS MORNING SHIFT . HOW TO KEEP THE CALM.
srinivasbelvi : Find an accommodation at a nearby location for a day. That allows some time for yourself in the morning.


raj : SIR HOW TO CALM THE MIND WHEN WE DON'T ABLE TO SOLVE QUESTIONS IN STARTING 5-7 MINUTES ..SIR PLEASE ANSWER IT I HAVE FACED THIS SITUATION IN LAST YEAR CAT EXAM THANKS IN ADVANCE
supratim : Take 2/3 minute to find out the easiest RC . Solve that . Eng/ VA/RC is the first section of CAT 2016.


soha : NOT EXACTLY RELATED TO THE CONTEXT OF THE CHAT SESSION, BUT SINCE THE MOCK CAT HAS BEEN RELEASED TODAY, I WANT TO KNOW IF WE WILL BE TOLD ABOUT THE EXACT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS IN EACH SECTION BEFORE THE ACTUAL CAT? IF YES, THEN WHEN?
srinivasbelvi : I don't think CAT center would furnish details on the query mentioned.


soha : MY STRENGTH IS VA SECTION
gouri : That's good... how about the other sections?


2016 : WHICH SCORE DOES JBIMS ACCEPT?
asim : DTE Maharastra conducts the admission process, usually they accept CAT/XAT/MAHCET/CMAT/ATMA scores.


dlcc6s384 : WHAT SHOULD BE STRATEGY FOR RCS READ PASSAGE FIRST OR FIRST QS ?
gouri : ideally the passage first...


cat16 : HOW SHOULD BE THE PREP FOR IIFT
supratim : Write couple of Mock IIFT . Work hard to improve GK .


jasjot : HOW IS PLACEMENT OF UBS CHANDIGARH ??
suresh : Avg Package is around 7


rohan : @SURESH SIR. MY AIMCAT SCORES ARE AROUND 50 PERCENTILE. SO SIR WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I AIM FOR THROUGH CMAT AND DECEMBER MAT?
suresh : KJ somaya, ITM, Christ, BIMTECH


payal : MOCK CAT LINK PLEASE
bharat : https://www.digialm.com//OnlineAssessment/index.html?756@@M5


prateek : SIR WHAT COLLEGES TO APPLY AT 85% IN CAT?
sumanta : IRMA,BIM,FORE,LBSIM,KJS,IMI DELHI,GREAT LAKES


soha : MY STRENGTH IS VA (NOT REALLY DO WELL WITH THE VOCAB RELATION QUESTIONS THOUGH), BUT I AM DOING COMPARATIVELY GOOD IN SECTIONAL TEST, THAN IN AIMCATS (I HAVE GIVEN 3 AIMCATS AS OF NOW). WHAT MIGHT BE THE REASON?
srinivasbelvi : 3 AIMCATs!!! Too less to judge the performance. Practice intermediate sectional tests & take up a few more AIMCATs.


rakesh : PLS SUGGEST BEST B SCHOOLS IN SOUTHINDIA FOR THE 85%ILE RANGE
bharat : IFMR, BIM, HCU, WE SCHOOL BANGALORE, XIME, LIBA


shubham : I AM GETTING 88-92 PERCENTILE IN AMCAT WHAT CAN I EXPECT
srinivasbelvi : Good percentile. Let us take call on this after 3 weeks from now.


rakesh : PLS SUGGEST BEST B SCHOOLS IN SOUTHINDIA FOR THE 85%ILE RANGE
srinivasbelvi : Many... Look out for BBB, BBB+ as per TIME's B-School categorisation (page available on TIME website).


siri : PLEASE ANSWER THIS...
srinivasbelvi : Replied


dlcc6s384 : I AM 70 - 60 IN AIMCAT CAN I GTE 95%ILE + IMP CHAPTERS FOR QA I M LEAVING GEOMETRY
srinivasbelvi : Put in your heart & soul into your last leg of preparation. You might make it.


cat : X- 89%, XII- 84.6%, GRAD- 68%, PG- 62% ,AIMCAT %TILE RANGE 85-90, OBC MALE CANDIDATE, I HAVE JUST FILLED CAT AND IIFT, WHICH ALL IIMS SHUD I EXPECT CONSIDERING THE OLD ONES TOO
srinivasbelvi : You stand chance from every IIM. Your preparation seems to be on track. Keep up the momentum.


hsanghavi : SIR, WITH 90-95% PERCENTILE IN CAT, IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF GETTING INTO ANY OF THE IIMS? OR THE TOP B-SCHOOLS LIKE SP JAIN, FMS, MDI?
srinivasbelvi : At times yes. If you have a good profile, you can get into SP Jain if not any other B-School that you mentioned.


siri : PLEASE ANSWER THIS....IF I SCORE 80 TO 90 PERCENTILE IN ACTUAL CAT WHICH ALL COLLEGE SHOULD I APPLY BEING NC-OBC CANDIDATE
bharat : almost any college that has reservation-based admission... try to get into higher 90%ile... best wishes!


ruby : PLS ANSWER. WAITING FOR FIRST QUESTION REPLY
bharat : answered ... check transcript.


neha : WITH AIMCAT PERCENTILE BETWEEN 80-90 WHAT ARE THE SNAP COLLEGES TO APPLY TO?
supratim : SIBM Pune , SCMHRD , SIIB . Write Mock SNAPs . Keep on working hard.


anna : WHY WASNT MY QUESTION ANSWERED?!
srinivasbelvi : A few institutes have deadlines coming before CAT. You might have to apply them before CAT. Please refer Notification section on TIME Website for the application deadlines of B-Schools.


abhi : SIR I STUDY QUANT 3,4 HOURS BUT MY PERCENTILE IS NOT GOOD IN QUANT PLEASE TELL ME HOW I INCREASE MY PERCENTILE
supratim : Write online sectional tests and revise from study material. Solve at least 30 Questions / day.


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