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Chat on preparation tips for GWPI !
(Chat Transcript)

aster : 27.5 IN XAT, ANY CHANCE FOR XLRI?
thomas : looks tough. we think it would need 30+.


aster : 27.5 IN XAT, ANY CHANCE FOR XLRI?
srinivasbelvi : I'm afraid... You might miss calls for both the programs


sd28 : SIR, HOW SHOULD WE BEGIN WRITING A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE? WHAT SHOULD BE ITS CONTENTS?
vjs : Start with bullet points and write a rough note then go for full statement( where you are where to reach and how are you planning).


deepika : EXPECTED PERCENTILE IN XAT AT 14
thomas : tough to predict at that scores. should be close to 50.


sahilonite : 28 IN XAT, CAN I GET XLRI?
thomas : tough. xl cutoff could be 30+.


radha : SIR I GOT 86 IN 10TH, 96 IN 12TH, 73 IN BCOM....AFTER DISAPPOINTING 46 PERCENTILE IN CAT, I AM HAPPY TO NOTE THAT I HAVE GOT 24.5 MARKS XAT. WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INTO TAPMI, IFMR, GLIM? THANKS
prajnanray : You should get calls from these colleges...


manu17 : WHICH TOPICS SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR GD?
srinivasbelvi : You got to prepare both abstract & burning current issues like social concerns, economic concerns & political concerns etc


geet : 19.25 IN XAT..WHAT %ILE I CAN EXPECT & TO WHICH COLLEGES I CAN APPLY??
thomas : you should be close to 80 percentile.you can try colleges other than xlri, ximb, spjain and imt.


s : SIR WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR XIMB? IS IT A GOOD COLLEGE?
thomas : ximb is a good college. the cut off would be in the 90-92 range.


student : HI, I'VE GOT 17.25 MARKS IN XAT, AS PER THE RESULTS RELEASED AND 92%ILE IN SNAP. I HAD APPLIED FOR XLRI AND SIBM-P ONLY. DO I STAND A CHANCE TO RECEIVE CALLS?
ramachandran : Decent chance in SIBM


manu17 : WHAT ARE THE COMMON PI QUESTIONS?
rajeshsaraf : There is NO one common set. However, you MUST go prepared on some of the following lines. 1) Self Introduction 2) Questions related to career goals -Why MBA 3) Strengths, weaknesses (as a measure of one's personality attributes) 4) Hobbies 5) Acads/Work Experience etc


apirant : CAT 86.3 NCOBC 55 MONTHS WORK EX 10TH 88 12 TH 91 WHICH IITS\OTHER INSTITUTIIONS TO APPLY.PLEASE GIVE THE HONEST ANSWER . I DONT WANT TO SPEND FOR COLLEGES WHICH I DONT HAVE CHANCE OF GETTING CALL
prajnanray : IIT Roorkee, Chennai and Kgp...


awake : 29.25 ANY CHANCES FOR IMT G /GREATLAKES/ KJ SOMAIYA SHOULD I APPLY FOR THEM
thomas : assuming it is your xat score, you should get calls from all the three.


ab : HI SIR.. HOW GOOD ARE THE PLACEMENTS OF SCM-HRD INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT IN TERMS OF PACKAGE OFFERED.
ramachandran : Flagship programme is preferable


dying : 26.9 IN XAT. PERCENTILE EXPECTED? COLLEGES EXPECTED?
srinivasbelvi : Tough to predict the percentile... My estimate is 85%ile. Try colleges like KJ Somaiah, IFMR, Loyola,Wellingkar etc


student : WHEN DOES XLRI RELEASE THE PERCENTILES?
thomas : before dec 31.


awake : EXPECTED PERCENTILE AT 29.25
thomas : between 90 and 95.


pankush : SIR , I FEEL HESITATED WHILE SPEAKING IN GD , HOW DO I OVERCOME THIS FEAR
prajnanray : Join your nearest TIME GDPI sessions


aura : CMAT-82PERCENTILE. CAN I GET CALL FROM WELINGKAR AND SIESCOM?
asim : Good chances for PGDM programs.


abhishek91 : HI SIR, I HAVE APPLIED TO IFMR, THE FEES COMES AROUND 14L IS IT REALLY A GOOD B SCHOOL FOR THAT INVESTMENT AS I HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT MUCH ? AND IS IT REALLY GOOD FOR FINANCE ? I AM PLANNING FOR FINANCE SPECIALISATION ! I AM CURRENTLY WORKING IN IT AT 4L/A EXP 25 MONTHS KINDLY ADIVSE.
satyaprakash : Whether you take admission in IFMR or not depends on a couple of answers -(1) Have you been selected by a better b-school? (2) Can you afford to wait for another year, and if yes, can you do better? Also, be very clear about why you want to do an MBA & your area of specialisation. Make an informed decision. All the best!


mac : PLEASE SUGGEST SOME TOPICS FOR WAT FOR PRACTICE?
rajeshsaraf : WAT topics could be 1) abstract OR 2) based on current affairs. For e.g as an abstract topic , it could be a word "BEATLE" or for latter (India's Nuclear programme )


rishi : HOW TO PREPARE FOR CD FOR NMIMS, MUMBAI?
asim : Prepare for case study based Group discussions, participate in such mock gds.


cherry : GOOD EVENING SIR...HOWS BIM TRICHY? EXPECTED CAT CUTOFF?
asim : 85+ PERCENTILE


awake : SHOULD I START PREPARING FOR MY GDPI OR WAIT FOR THE CALLS FROM THESE COLLEGES AND HOW ARE THESE COLLEGES
rajeshsaraf : That would be a folly to wait for the calls. Start preparing for GDPI from today itself. Read newspapers and go through GWPI briefcase


shreya : HOW IS XIME?
prajnanray : Decent


venky : 29.5 MARKS IN XAT..WHICH COLLEGES DO NOT CONSIDER SECTIONALS?
thomas : you can try all colleges other than xlri,ximb and spjain.


radha : SIR PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION..I AM REALLY TENSED
prajnanray : Answered check...


sd28 : WOULD I BE ASSISTED IN SOP-WRITING AT TIME'S GDPI WORKSHOPS? I'LL BE ENROLLING THIS WEEK.
srinivasbelvi : SOPs are reviewed by experts as a part of GDPI.


rishi : THE XAT SCORES ARE OA: 31.75 QA: 12.50 VLA: 6.75 DM: 12.50. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING A CALL FROM XLRI???
thomas : BM-probably. the total looks good.va cutoff is expected to be close to 7.


kat : ARE GDPI CLASSES CONDUCTED ON WEEKENDS?
vjs : Yes, we have.


sagarsri : 10-76.5%...12-67.33%..B.TECH-50%..CAT-93.2PERCENTILE...I HAVE APPLIED FOR TAPMI...IMI D, K, K..XIMB...LAL BAHADUR SHASHTRI..DELHI SCHOOL AND ECONOMICS..DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL STUDIES...IMT GHAZIABD AND K J SOMAIYA. HAVENT BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR IMI K AND B..WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF CONVERTING WITH THIS ACADEMIC BACKGROUND? ANY CHANCE OF NEW IIMS??
srinivasbelvi : If you have no reservation advantage, then I'm afraid that you might not get calls from any IIMs & also any of the top B-Schools.


swatcat : BUT I HAVE GOOD EXTRA CURRICULARS
satyaprakash : All the b-schools have their own form so you need to make sure you bring out the various facets of your personality in those. Having a S.O.P. will give you confidence in yourself.


awake : 29.25 ANY CALLS FROM XL
prajnanray : Difficult


shreya : SHOULD I APPLY IN XIME?
ramachandran : Yes


shubhi : OUT OF SIIB AND SIBM BANGLORE?
ramachandran : Please refer to the B School ranking in your SHP


waiting : XAT SCORE OF 23. PERCENTILE AND COLLS I CAN EXPECT A CALL FROM?
asim : BIMTECH NOIDA, IFMR, CHRIST,XIME,WELINGKAR MUMBAI/BANGALORE are some options


cherry : WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST ATTIRE FOR GIRLS TO BE WORN FOR INTERVIEW? SOME SAYS IT TO BE KURTI..
satyaprakash : It's a b-school interview you'll be going for. Western formals are the best bet. You could opt for Indian formals as well. Whatever you wear, make sure that you don't have a casual look. And be comfortable in your skin & clothes.


apirant : SIR PLZ ANSWER MY QUERY :(
prajnanray : Answered check... apply to nit Trichy and FMS bhu


ashishk : 10-86.15 , 12TH - 78.67 , B.E : 67.64 .... CAT - 97.21..WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR NEW IIMS..HAVE ONLY BEING SHORTLISTED FOR IIM-KOZHI TILL NOW..ALSO WHAT ABOUT MDI?
thomas : can expect calls from new iims.mdi possible if all sections above 70.


papai : ANY GOOD COLLEGE THROUGH MAT
rajeshsaraf : BIMTECH (retail Management), Great Lakes, TAPMI (select course)


shreya : WHICH WHICH IS BETTER IMI BHUBNESWAR OR IMI KOLKATA?
prajnanray : Kolkata definitely


at : AMOTY OR IBS GURGAON??
ramachandran : The B School ranking in your SHP will give you an idea


awake : IRMA POSSIBLE WITH XAT SCORE 29.25
asim : Yes, if you do well in their test also.


abhishek91 : HI SIR,
prajnanray : Hi... what's your query?


nik : SIR MY CAT PERCENTILE IS 42.I CLEARED INDIRA COL PI AND INDIRA IS ASKING FOR FEE SUBMISSION RIGHT NOW SHOULD I DO IT.. . OR WAIT FOR OTHER COL?? PLZ ANSWER ME
srinivasbelvi : Please list, what other colleges you have applied & expecting calls from?


cat : IS THE APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE FOR XIMB.....PLEASE ANSWER FAST
asim : Not for their mba full time program


pankush : SIR I AM A COMMERCE BACKGROUND STUDENT , I HAVE GOT CALL FROM SITM, HOWS THE COLLEGE. SHOULD I CONSIDER IT WORTH JOINING OR NOT
rajeshsaraf : College is good. It depends on your profile/your expectations/available opportunities etc. Take an objective assessment and then come to a logical conclusion


abhi : RESPECTED SIR, I GOT 94.36 IN CAT (VA 82.5, DI 96.3 & QA 93.2) AND XAT SCORE 29.25, DO I HAVE A CHANCE FOR A CALL FROM XLRI, SP JAIN AND XIMB(ON THE BASIS OF CAT) ????
prajnanray : XLRI... no... others... yes...


venky : THERE IS A QUESTION IN SCMHRD FORM..WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT IN LIFE? THERE ARE SEPARATE QUESTIONS ASKING HOBBIES,INTERESTS AND GOALS..WHAT ARE THEY ASKING FOR IN THE QUESTION?
rajeshsaraf : Your "Clarity of goals" is what is being assessed.


rohant : HI SIR/ MADAM, I HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE NMIMS CD- PI. HOW DIFFERENT IS CASE DISCUSSION FROM GD? HOW DO WE APPROACH THIS?
satyaprakash : Please attend our weekend sessions to know the approach in detail. You'll also get invaluable practice.


rathi : XAT SCORE 31.75? EXPECTED PERCENTILE? ANY CHANCE OF XL HRM AND SPJIMR?
srinivasbelvi : You stand an outside chance for XLRI HRM... I'm afraid that you missed SP Jain


sagarsri : NOT EVEN TAPMI ???
thomas : at 93 you do have a good chance of converting at tapmi,imi, and lbs,imt and kj.


abhishek91 : HI SIR, REGARDING MY PREVIOUS QUESTION.. I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS AS OF NOW. I HAVE TO DO AN MBA THIS YEAR. I AM INTERESTED ONLY IN FINANCE. KINDLY ADVISE FOR IFMR
satyaprakash : You have answered your own question, kid. Are you looking for a validation of your choice?


srihanna : PLZ RANK THE FOLLOWING. TAPMI, WELINGKAR, KJ SOMAIYA, GREAT LAKES, SIMSREE. I AM A FINAL YEAR STUDENT AND I SCORED 87.4 IN CAT AND 99.14 IN CMAT. AND PLZ LET ME KNOW HOW CAN I APPLY TO SIMSREE
prajnanray : simsree, KJ som, GL, TAPMI, Welingkar... You can apply to simsree through cmat


srihanna : PLZ RANK THE FOLLOWING. TAPMI, WELINGKAR, KJ SOMAIYA, GREAT LAKES, SIMSREE. I AM A FINAL YEAR STUDENT AND I SCORED 87.4 IN CAT AND 99.14 IN CMAT. AND PLZ LET ME KNOW HOW CAN I APPLY TO SIMSREE
prajnanray : answered please check


amon : SIR PLEASE TELL COLLEGES AT 87 PERCENTILE FOR CMAT...SHUD APPLY TO WELINGKAR??
asim : welingkar, xime, bimtech noida, imt nagpur/hyd


kausik : HI SIR
prajnanray : HI what's your query?


neutron : @THOMAS SIR. MY XAT SCORE OVERALL-34.75,VA-8,DM-12.25,QA-14.5.CHANCES FOR XLRI BM AND HRM??ALSO WHAT WOULD BE THE EXPECTED PERCENTILE?
thomas : xlri bm-sure. hr-doubtfull due to va score.the percentile should be around 97-98


srihanna : MY XAT SCORE IS 17. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS
prajnanray : Everything other than XLRI, XIMB, SP JAIN


apirant : SIR WHY NOT MY QUERY IS ANSWERED , IM TRYING FOR PAST 2 WEEKS , MY QUERIES NOT AT ALL ANSERED . FEELING BAD SIR :(
prajnanray : Sorry about what happened... Answered please check


pranay : SIR, XAT SCORE 28.25. COULD YOU GIVE AN ESTIMATE AS TO WHAT THE PERCENTILE COULD BE? ALSO, WHICH B SCHOOLS CAN I APPLY TO USING THIS SCORE?
asim : Could be around 85-90 percentile, TAPMI MANIPAL,WELINGKAR MUMBAI, IFMR, LIBA, IRMA are some options


at : WHEN WILL OTHER IIMS RELEASE THEIR SHORTLISTS??
asim : Expected to be released soon


shubhi : PLEASE RANK IN DESCENDING ORDER FOR HR STREAM- IMI DELHI , K J SOMAIYA, BIM TRICHY,IFMR CHENNAI,LBSIM DELHI,IRMA,TAPMI,IRMA,NIRMA,SIIB,SIBM BANGLORE.
srinivasbelvi : Most of the B-School listed are in the same league. Focus on converting calls. Mentors will help you to further based on your conversion.


rohant : FOR A QUESTION OF SPECIALISATION FIELD, WOULD AN ANSWER LIKE - I WANT TO TASTE THE FIELDS AVAILABLE AND WILL THEN DECIDE THE MY SPECIALISATION BE APT OR WILL IT LOOK LIKE I DONT HAVE FOCUS?
satyaprakash : There is nothing wrong in that answer as long as it fits in with your profile & as long as you are confident about it.


princess06 : SUGGEST SOME GOOD COLLEGES AT 96.54 PERCENTILE IN CMAT
prajnanray : All colleges other than KJ som and Sydenham


pallavi : SIR WITH 19 IN XAT WAT COLLEGES CAN I APPLY ?? IM VERY TENSED PLEASE SUGGEST SOME COLLEGES SO I CAN APPLY TO THOSE COLLEGES
asim : BIMTECH NOIDA, XIME BANGALORE, ITM NAVI MUM,BIMM PUNE, WELINGKAR BANGALORE, IMDR PUNE, VJIM HYD


ashish1711 : HI GOT 94.88 IN CAT (SECTIONALS ABOVE 90 ), I HAVE APPLIED IN IMT G ,FORE AND IMI...ANY OTHER COLGS WHERE I SHOULD APPLY...IS IIT D POSSIBLE ?
thomas : top 3 iits not possible. others maybe.even mdi is possible.


ayush11 : WHAT COLLEGES TO TARGET AT 99.82% IN CMAT RANK 100?????ALSO,CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW TO PERFORM WELL IN GD????
prajnanray : All cmat colleges... for gds join the gdpi sessions at time


abhishek91 : YES SIR, I JUST WANTED BE VERY SURE OF MY CHOICE.I AM JUST CONFUSED ABOUT THE STANDARD OF THE B SCHOOL :(
asim : Its a good B-SCHOOL, esp if you are interested in finance as specialization.


ashu : CAT-73%LE, CMAT-89%LE...10TH 79, 12TH 73, B.COM 68%...WHAT ALL COLLEGES SHOULD I EXPECT A CALL??
srinivasbelvi : Do let us know of the colleges that you have applied & considering to apply?


awake : COLLEGES TO APPLY AT XAT SCORE 29.25 OTHER THAN IMT
thomas : you can expect calls from all colleges other than xlri.the cutoff for ximb,spjain, imt, kj etc will be less than 29.


at : SIR PLEASE TELL COLLEGES AT 91 PERCENTILE FOR CMAT
asim : GLIM CHENNAI,WELINGKAR MUMBAI/BANG, GIM( IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED ),KJ SOMMAIYA MUMBAI


rk : GOOD EVENING SIR...
prajnanray : Good evening... what's your query?


rohant : HI @SATYAPRAKASH SIR, THERE IS ONLY ONE WEEKEND LEFT BEFORE MY INTERVIEW. PLEASE COULD YOU GUIDE ME ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR CD, SINCE I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE WEEKEND WORKSHOP DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS
ramachandran : Case Discussion is fundamentally not different from a GD


rk : I GOT 74.76%ILE IN CAT ,WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD I APPLY???
shivabhaskaran : Around 70-79.9 Percentile • Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru • Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal • Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore • Hyderabad Central University (HCU) • Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Bengaluru • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar • 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


ashish1711 : IS MDI APPLICATION CLOSED ?
srinivasbelvi : S it is closed. However check in their website for their admission calendar.


supreeth : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES. XAT 27.4. 10TH 12TH AND GRAD =86,57 AND 65.
srinivasbelvi : Replied


rathi : @SRINIVASBELVI WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY AN OUTSIDE CHANCE SIR?
srinivasbelvi : You may be just luck to make it... Depends on dynamics of relative competition in terms of acads, experience & XAT scores.


spaam : WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT OUT OF XAT SCORE AS 22.65??
thomas : should be around 85.


abhi : SIR PLZ REPLY :(
prajnanray : replied check


94409635444 : I GOT 95% WITH LESS SCORE IN VERBAL-63% .FRESHER. I AM EXPECTING IITS AS I BELONG TO NC-OBC . I GOT PLACED IN CAP GEMINI .SHALL I GIVE A TRY ANOTHER YEAR AND GET INTO IIMS OR JOIN THIS YEAR IN ANY OF THE IITS?
satyaprakash : If I were you, I would wait for another year. The next time, however, I would ensure that I get a much higher percentile so that I get into a top-10 b-school.


rupen : FOR 82 PERCENTILE IN CMAT WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO?
shivabhaskaran : • Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru • Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal • Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore • Hyderabad Central University (HCU) • Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Bengaluru • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar • 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


varun_87 : XAT SCORE- 24.35, ANY CHANCES FOR XLRI- BM OR HRM?
satyaprakash : Highly unlikely.


srihanna : PLZ ANSWER
prajnanray : answered please check


srihanna : PLZ ANSWER
prajnanray : answered please check


sharma : IS SPJAIN A POSSIBILITY AT XAT 27.25?
thomas : unlikely. your percentile would be only slightly above 90.


asmita : WHAT IS THE CUTOFF FOR BIM TRICHY, TAPMI, NIT TRICHY AND IIFM? I'VE 87.53%ILE IN CAT, WHAT ARE MY CHANCES?
thomas : bimt and nit t would be would be 88-90 range.tapmi is sure.


supreeth : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES. XAT 27.4. 10TH 12TH AND GRAD =86,57 AND 65.I DROPPED OUT OF BEAND FINISHED BSC IN CORRESPONDENCE. WORKED FOR 2 YEARS WHILE STUDYING.AM WORRIED ABOUT MY PROFILE BEING BAD IN INTERVIEWS..PLEASE SUGGEST WAT TO DO NEXT AND ALSO SUGGEST COLLEGES FOR MY XAT SCORE
srinivasbelvi : Try colleges like KJ Somaiah, IFMR, loyola, XIME


vnipunn : WHAT IS GOOD SET OF CLOTHES TO WEAR FOR GDPI PROCESS FOR MEN?
prajnanray : light solid coloured shirt, dark trousers, tie, blazer, formal shoes


jm : SIR,EXPECTED %ILE FOR 18.75 IN XAT
thomas : around 75


aura : TOOK ADMISSION FOR ITM,NM. WHICH ONE OF THESE SHOULD I CONSIDER IF I CONVERT: SIIB AGRI,SITM(MARKETING),SIMC,SCIT,SIESCOM?
satyaprakash : SIESCOM would be a much better bet.


rrrsss : HOW TO PREPARE FOR SIMS GDPI WAT. IS IT EASY TO CONVERT OR NOT. PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPEN DURING 6 HOUR LONG APPOINTMENT
ramachandran : It is easy to convert for a well-prepared student. Please be in touch with your Centre and take their inputs


rk : WHAT IS THE PLACEMENTS OF NIT'S ?
ramachandran : Decent. In a range


rosathoma : HI SIR, OVERALL SCORE IN XAT - 20.5;VA - 7.25,DM - 9.75,QA - 3.5 WHAT ARE MY CHANCES AT LIBA,WELINGKAR MUMBAI,TAPMI AND GIM?
thomas : expected percentile close to 80. can expect at least two calls.


venky : THERE IS A QUESTION IN SCMHRD FORM..WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT IN LIFE? THERE ARE SEPARATE QUESTIONS ASKING HOBBIES,INTERESTS AND GOALS..AS I COVERED HOBBIES ,INTERESTS, GOALS IN THESE QUESTIONS...WHAT AM I EXPECTED TO ANSWER FOR PASSION QUESTION?
ramachandran : You could say you are passionate about compassion and care for animals for example


supreeth : WAITING FOR UR REPLIES..PLEASE REPLY AND OBLIGE
srinivasbelvi : Replied


pallavi : AS I DIDNT GET GOOD SCORES IN ANY OF THE EXAMS...ONLY MY HOPE IS ON XAT WITH 19 ?? BUT QA -3 VA-9 DM-7 CAN I APPLY WTH THIS SCORE & N WAT WOULD BE MY PERCENTILE ?
thomas : your percentile should be around 75. try liba,gim.


rk : HOW MUCH %ILE SHOULD I NEED TO GET BIT'S PILANI?
shivabhaskaran : 65 plus in cat


darpan : RESPECTED SIR,
ramachandran : Go ahead please


sharma : GOT 94.16% IN CAT AND HAVE APPLIED TO IIT KANPUR,MADRAS AND ROORKEE, SHOULD I APPLY TO ANY OTHER IIT LIKE DELHI OR KGP?
asim : You may but you would have less chances if you belong to general category


veenita : SIR IS BIMTECH NOIDA GOOD ENOUGH? I HAVE GOT 82 PERCENTILE IN CATWHAT CAN BE BETTER OPTIONS THAN THIS????
asim : Its a good B-school, IFMR, LIBA, TAPMI MANIPAL, GLIM CHENNAI are some other good options.


amon : HOW ARE CHRIST AND WELINGKAR IN COMPARISON??WHICH IS BETTER AND WHY
srinivasbelvi : Welingkar Mumbai is preferred over Christ Bangalore. Being in Mumbai provides better faculty & better placement


abhi : REPSECTED SIR, DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF FEW BACKLOGS IN MY BTECH CURRICULUM, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET MY DEGREE WITHIN 4 YEARS OF TIME. I KNOW THAT THIS WILL CERTAINLY AFFECT MY POSSIBLE ADMISSION TO THE IIM'S, BUT CAN I IMPROVE MY PROFILE BY GETTING 3 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE?
ramachandran : Yes, it might help. Also, please do not be defensive at the time of interview. Explain to them confidently and calmly


rrrsss : CAT 70 PERCENTILE CAN I APPLY FOR BITS PILANI
ramachandran : It might be a challenge


vr : IS THERE A POSSIBILITY FOR A CALL FROM LIBA/GREAT LAKES WITH A XAT SCORE OF 21.25.. THANKS
srinivasbelvi : You can expect a call from LIBA.


shreya : DISTANCE LEARNING MBA FROM NMIMS. HOW IS IT.
prajnanray : cannot be called great


aroy : SIR WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS CAN I EXPECT IN PI REGARDING ACADEMICS? I AM A CIVIL ENGINEERING FRESHER. PLEASE REPLY
ramachandran : Anything. Just anything. Please prepare in at least 2 or 3 subjects as well as you possibly can


pranay : IMT G REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY. WITH 28.25 IN XAT SHOULD I APPLY? ARE THERE ANY REALISTIC CHANCES OF CONVERTING OR EVEN GETTING A CALL?
asim : Go ahead, moderate chances.


deepika : SIR POSTING 5TH TIME WHAT TO BE BUSINESS ANALYST WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD I LOOK FOR AT CAT 65+ ? AND WHICH STREAM IN MBA?? ALSO WHAT WOULD PERCENTILE IN XAT AT POSITIVE 23 NEGATIVE 6
thomas : xat expected percentile 80 try tapmi,liba.gim and kj.


darpan : RESPECTED SIR, I AM UNABLE TO ACCESS SCHEDULE FOR GWPI. MY INTERVIEW IS SCHEDULED ON 8TH OF FEBRUARY AND IM ONLY DONE WITH ONE MOCK GD AND A BASICS CLASS ON WAT. NOW IM CONFUSED OF WHAT MORE TO ATTEND AND WHEN THAT WILL BE HELD
ramachandran : Please contact your Centre . They are there to assist you. Good luck


priyesh : CHANCES OF NITIE @96.32 AND 20 MONTH EXP?
prajnanray : good chances for engineers


radha : PLEASE RANK THE FOLLOWING IN DECENDING ORDER...GLIM, TAPMI, IFMR FOR FINANCE..THANKS
asim : Right now work hard and secure admission into all three, you can take a call on which one join later on.


abhi : @PRAJNANRAY SIR : THANK YOU :) AT 94.36 CAT SCORE, I HAVE APPLIED MDI,IMT,IMI,KJ, IIT R AND IIT KANPUR.... CHANCES FOR CALL.. AND ALSO CONVERTING THEM (AS I HAVE HEARD EVEN IF YOU GET A CALL IF YOUR SCORE IS LESS THAN CONVERTING THEM IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE)
prajnanray : MDI difficult. Others you should get calls... try your best for the gdpi


abhi : SIR, I AM PURSUING COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGG. WHAT TECHNICAL QUESTIONS CAN I EXPECT IN PERSONAL INTERVIEWS?
vjs : FAQ's given on your SHP will help you.


pratik : SIR, I SCORED 32 +VE AND 6.75 -VE IN XAT. WHAT CALLS CAN I EXPECT? PLEASE HELP.
thomas : at a score of 25 you will surely miss xlri, ximb and sp jain. imt is doubtfull. can expect calls from all others.


jm : SIR LIBA POSSIBLE WIT 18.75 IN XAT????
prajnanray : Yes most likely


bhavesh : HELLO SIR,IN XAT I GOT 31>I WANTED SUGGEESTIONS TO WHETHER APPLYING FOR IFMR CHENNAI AND LIBA ARE WORTH IT.I MEAN REGARDING PLACEMENTS AND AVERAGE PACKAGE?
srinivasbelvi : Without doubt IFMR is a good place to study FIN.


abhi : SIR, IS XAT TOUGHER THAT CAT?
thomas : in terms of scoring-yes.


jm : SIR,EXPECTED %ILE FOR 18.75 IN XAT PLZ REPLY TANQ IN ADVANCE
thomas : already replied.


seeker : SIR , HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY PERCENTILE TO 99TH BRACKET IN VERBAL ABILITY FOR CAT?
rajeshsaraf : One of the key factors is "Reading Comprehension". Your ability to grasp the essence of the passages (in the minimum possible amount of time) will be tested to the hilt. The ability to understand the author's view point, assumptions (if any), ability to recollect key points..etc For this perfect practice (at regular intervals) is the key. Get into the habit of reading (critically), esp those passages/articles (which you really don't feel like reading)


supreeth : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR, IF I TAKE XAT ONCE MORE AND TRY AND SCORE 97+PERCENTILE DO I HAVE A CHANCE AT BETTER COLLEGES?CONSIDERING MY ACADS..
srinivasbelvi : Some of the very good B-Schools like XLRI & XIMB are ruled out because of your profile. You got to compromise with second leg of B-Schools.


har : IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY OF GETTING CALL FOR ANY PROGRAM OF XLRI AT A SCORE OF 25 ??
satyaprakash : Almost none.


sahilonite : WHICH COLLEGES CAN I EXPECT WITH A SCORE OF 28 IN XAT?
charlton : XIM-B, GIM, SPJain, LIBA


sharma : HOW IS IMI DELHI COMPARED TO DFS DELHI? I HAVE ALREADY APPLIED TO DFS BUT NOT SURE ABOUT IMI.CAT 94%
ramachandran : B School ranking on your SHP will guide you well


arun : SIR WHAT IS THE FEES AND AVG PACKAGE FOR IRMA..HOW DIFFERENT IS ITS COURSE FROM THE REGULAR MBA?
prajnanray : it's a rural management course, the case studies, examples etc. are all against rural backdrops... avg package is quite decent


radha : THOMAS SIR..WITH 46 PERCENTILE IN CAT AND 24.5 MARKS IN XAT, I HAVE APPLIED FOR IFMR, GLIM, TAPMI, LIBA...FOUR COLLEGES SUFFICIENT? OR I NEED TO APPLY SOME MORE..THANKS..
thomas : you can apply to gim also. should get calls based on the good xat score(85+).


mahima : SIR PLEASE RELY.CMAT 97.6.CAN I GET A CALL FROM GLIM,GIM,KJ SOMIYA AND WELINKAR?PLEASE REPLY
satyaprakash : You have quite good chances.


cataspirant : SIR, I HAVE CAT OA- 93.5 . NO WORK EX AND LOW GRADS. BUT NC-OBC CATEGORY. CAN I GET NEW IIM'S? OR SUGGEST OTHER COLLEGES WHICH GIVE HIGH WEIGHTAGE TO CAT PERCENTILE. PLEASE REPLY.
cherian : That depends on whether you have cleared sectionals. If yes good chance for new iims


cherry : SIR HOW COULD I JUSTIFY A DROP IN A YEAR..I USED SOLELY FOR THE PREPARATION OF CAT AND OTHER ENTRANCE EXAMS..
satyaprakash : It is not a heinous crime, as you are making it out to be. It's perfectly acceptable as long as you have faith in your decision. If you hadn't taken a drop, would you have done well in the entrance exams? Keep the faith, kid!


abhi : SIR, I WANT TO REGISTER FOR TIME'S AIMCAT SERIES. WILL GD/PI/WAT PREPARATION COURSE BE A PART OF THE PACKAGE THAT I PURCHASE FROM TIME?
charlton : You can schedule a counselling session at the nearest T.I.M.E. Centre.


nik : PLZ GIVE ME ANSWER SIR MY CAT PERCENTILE IS 42.I CLEARED INDIRA COL PI AND INDIRA IS ASKING FOR FEE SUBMISSION RIGHT NOW SHOULD I DO IT.. . OR WAIT FOR OTHER COL?? LIKE ..BIMM PUNE, FOSTIMA DELHI, FORTUNE DELHI,MIT PUNE PLZ ANSWER ME? ?
thomas : if you are working, do not join. else ask for the refund policy. they are supposed to refund the amount if you withdraw before the session starts.


srihanna : @PRAJANRAY SIR THANK U FOR ANSWERING. WOULD YOU PLZ SUGGEST A FEW GOOD B SCHOOLS TO WHICH I CAN APPLY AT XAT SCORE OF 17. (APART FROM KJ, TAPMI, WELINGKAR, SIMSREE, GL). TIA
prajnanray : LIBA, LBSIM, XIME, ximr,


srihanna : @PRAJANRAY SIR THANK U FOR ANSWERING. WOULD YOU PLZ SUGGEST A FEW GOOD B SCHOOLS TO WHICH I CAN APPLY AT XAT SCORE OF 17. (APART FROM KJ, TAPMI, WELINGKAR, SIMSREE, GL). TIA
prajnanray : XISS also


aks79 : SIR,I AM CONFUSED BETWEEN MITSOB AND BIMM WHICH IS GOOD ONE?
ramachandran : Why don't you please go through the ranking of B Schools on your Home Page?


aura : GOT SELECTED FOR ITM,NM. WHICH ONE OF THESE SHOULD I CONSIDER OVER ITM IF I CONVERT: SIIB AGRI,SITM(MARKETING),SIMC,SCIT,SIESCOM?
satyaprakash : Already answered.


answerplease : WITH 93.67 PERCENTILE IN CAT. CAN I EXPECT CALLS FROM DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL STUDIES, DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, IIT ROORKEE KHARAGPUR AND IMT? WHAT ARE MY CHANCES IN IIT DELHI AND SP JAIN? SHOULD I REMAIN HOPEFUL FOR NITIE?
srinivasbelvi : I guess you have no category advantage. In that eventuality you can expect DFS, DSE, IMT among the ones mentioned.


manu17 : IS KJ SOMAIYA POSSIBLE AT CMAT 95 PERCENTILE?
satyaprakash : You should be shortlisted.


mahima : IS BITS PILANI POSSIBLE AT CAT:77.6 PERCENTILE.?
shivabhaskaran : yes u will get an interview call, since the intake is only sixty it will a tough competition


seeker : SIR, IS IT ADVISABLE TO AIM FOR AN MBA PROGRAM IN INDIA WITH GOOD ACADS AND WORK EXP OF OVER 4 YRS BY THE TIME OF REG THIS YR ?
srinivasbelvi : Certains yes. IIM-A has called candidates with 5 years experience for their PGP program this year.


satya : HOW IS IIFM FOR MBA??
satyaprakash : It's decent. We rank it in the BB category.


deepika : SIR POSTING 4TH TIME WHAT TO BE BUSINESS ANALYST WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD I LOOK FOR AT CAT 65+ ? AND WHICH STREAM IN MBA
srinivasbelvi : Take courses on information management to seek placement in analytics. Otherwise also you might try for the companies which visit campus offering analytics.


zamy : SIR BEST COLLEGES AT 93.5 CMAT PERCENTILE
asim : GLIM CHENNAI, KJS MUMBAI, WELINGKAR MUMBAI, GIM,IFMR,IRMA


abhi : SIR IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS, HOW MUCH TIME WILL I BE GIVEN TO SPEAK? DURING THAT TIME, HOW CAN I ENHANCE MY CHANCES OF GETTING SELECTED? CAN I INTERRUPT ANY CANDIDATE?
ramachandran : Please attend a GD Basics class to know about this and more


student990 : XAT 32.75 (QA 8.25 ,VA-14.5 ,DM- 10) ....NY CALLS FROM XLRI EXPECTED ? IN WHICH COLGS CAN I APPLY NOW
thomas : hr-sure.BM-doubtfull due to qa score.please visit the sites of colleges for the last dates of applying.


vnipunn : PLEASE ANSWER
prajnanray : answered... check


har : SIR IS THERE ANY PROGRAM FROM XLRI POSSIBLE AT XAT SCORE OF 25 ??
asim : VERY LESS CHANCES.


harshit3895 : IS ATMA WORTH GIVING?
prajnanray : no


rk : AT 75 %ILE IN CAT WHICH NIT'S SHOULD I GET ? REPLY ME SIR PLEASE
asim : All except Trichy if you are a general category student.


reply : GOT A CALL FROM SIBM-HYDERABAD, WORTH JOINING?
asim : It is too early to take a call on it ( as the first batch has not yet passed ), what is your SNAP overall percentile?


abhi : SIR, HOW CAN I CONTROL MY NERVOUSNESS DURING PERSONAL INTERVIEWS? CAN WE EXPECT THE PROFESSORS IN A PI TO BE RUDE OR STRICT? WILL THEY PASS SLANDEROUS COMMENTS?
satyaprakash : If your preparation is sound, and you have the courage of your conviction, then no one can make you feel nervous. It's you who you should focus on. It doesn't matter whether the interview panel is rude or strict. As far as slanderous comments are concerned, they won't have the time or the interest to pass those.


dolly1304 : CAT-58 PERCENTILE. CMAT-86 PERCENTILE SUGGEST SOME GOOD COLLEGES PLS
rajeshsaraf : At 58 percentile, there aren't any B Schools (in top 70)


debabratta : AND SIR WHAT IS THE EXPECTED PERCENTILE FOR OA 26.5 IN XAT?
thomas : close to 90.


answerplease : WHAT ARE MY CHANCES IN IIT ROORKEE WITH 93.67? GEN CATEGORY AND ALSO IIT KHARAGPUR?
thomas : roorkee-yes.kgp-doubtfull.


deepti : IS IILM A COLLEGE WORTH DOING MBA FROM?
ramachandran : On an absolute scale, perhaps yes. Please see if there are even better B Schools by referring to their ranking on your Home Page


kritika : SIR HO IS SCIT (SYMBOSIS)??
cherian : It's a decent college


abhi : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE HAND-WRITING FOR WRITTEN ABILITY TEST?
ramachandran : Regular practice might help


radha : THOMAS SIR....I HAVE A DOUBT...WITH OVER 85 PERCENTILE IN XAT, IF XIME AND WELLINGKAR, BGL OFFER ME A SEAT AHEAD OF TAPMI AND GLIM WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?
thomas : you should be able to get a refund if you withdraw. so pay the fee in the best college you have even if you expect to convert a better one later.


jm : SIR HOW IS XISS PLZ REPLY TANQ
satyaprakash : Go for it only if you are desperate to do an MBA this year itself, and you don't have a better option.


happy : WHICH ALL IBS CAMPUSES ARE GOOD IN TERMS OF ROI?
thomas : ibs hyd is the best among the lot but even that is not great due to the huge intake.


debabratta : KINDLY RANK XIMB, IMI, IMT G, TAPMI, IIT M
prajnanray : XIMB, IIT m, IMT G, IMI, tapmi


mahima : CMAT 97.6.PLEASE SUGGEST SOME COLLEGE FROM WHERE I CAN GET A CONFIRM INTERVIEW CALL.PLEASE REPLY SIR:(
shivabhaskaran : Sydenham Institute Of Management Studies, Research And Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai K.J. Somaiya Institute Of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai (MMS program) Welingkar Institute Of Management (WE School), Mumbai (MMS Program) Department Of Commerce And Management Studies, University Of Pune (PUMBA), Pune N. L. Dalmia Institute Of Management Studies And Research, Mumbai SIES College Of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai (For MMS Program)


rosathoma : REGARDING XAT SCORE CARD,NET SCORE= POSITIVE SCORE-NEGATIVE SCORE, RIGHT?IS UNATTEMPTED NEGATIVE SCORING ALSO INCLUDED? I HAVE A NET SCORE OF 20.5.WILL IT GET FURTHER REDUCED?
ramachandran : Please do not spam


jk : SIR WTIH 96.17%ILE IN CAT WHAT R THE CHANCES OF IIT D, IITB,JBIMS,IIT KHARAGPUR? GENERAL CATEGORY WITH DECENT ACADS
prajnanray : only IIT kgp


priyesh : HOW TO PREPARE FOR SP JAIN WAT AND INTERVIEW?
prajnanray : join the gdpi session at time


jm : SIR HOW IS XISS PLZ REPLY TANQ.
ramachandran : Good


veenita : SIR IS KJ SOMAIYA POSSIBLE AT 82? AND WHAT ABOUT PUMBA( FOR A NON MAHARASHTRIAN CANDIDATE)??????
satyaprakash : KJ might just shortlist you but getting in will be fraught with difficulty. PUMBA is out.


swapnil : I HAVE 90.82 PERCENTILE IN CAT WITH 2.5 YRS EXPERIENCE. I GOT A CALL FROM IIM-RAIPUR FOR FPM PROGRAM. WILL IT BE WORTH DOING? HOW GOOD IS IT IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND PACKAGE?
cherian : FPM works if you are interested in academics. RoI will be good


kritika : SIR WHAT SHOULD A GIRL WEAR FOR GD AND INTERVIEW?
cherian : Formals. Nothing flashy. Go there like you would for placement in that college


harshit3895 : IS FOSTIIMA, ASIA PACIFIC, FIIB, AND NDIM WORTH APPLYING?
ramachandran : Yes, except that there are even better B Schools than these


rrrsss : I PREPARED FOR 4 MONTH AND SCORE CAT 70 (VA 28 QA 88 LR 78). SHOULD TRY FOR NEXT TIME OR TAKE ADMISSION TO MBA . 2015 PASS-OUT . NOT DOING ANY JOB. BUT IF NOT DO MBA GOING TO TAKE JOB. DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IF I SCORE 90PERCENTILE NEXT TIME. OR 1 YR EXP. AFTER MBA WILL HAVE THE VALUE IN MARKET WHEN COMPARE TO ANY 90PERCENTILE COLLEGE AS FRESHER
satyaprakash : The better the b-school you get admission to, the better the opportunities you have, and the further you can go in your career. Write CAT again, and this time, go all out in your preparation. You should never let optimism depart from your brow!


sreeja : SIR..I AM A TIME STUDENT. NEEDED AN ADVICE..HOW IS NMIMS BANGALORE????? WORTH JOINING???????? PLZ REPLY
ramachandran : New. NMIMS, Mumbai is better


happy : SIR WHEN DOES THE NEW TEST SERIES START FOR NEXT CAT?
charlton : You need to enrol at the earliest. The first AIMCAT will be held by the end of January 2016.


ag : SIR PLEASE TELL HOW IS WAT CARRIED OUT? LIKE ARE MANY TOPICS GIVEN THE SAME TOPIC AND THE DISCUSSION PART?
ramachandran : Topic is given and the students are asked to write an essay


manu17 : HOW IS NIRMA?? ARE THE PLACEMENTS COMPARABLE TO FORE??
prajnanray : decent... it's a little better at fore


sreeja : SIR..I AM A TIME STUDENT. NEEDED AN ADVICE..HOW IS NMIMS BANGALORE????? WORTH JOINING???????? PLZ REPLY!!!!!!
shivabhaskaran : Fees is 12 lakhs and average package is 9.5 lakhs


abhi : SIR, I AM READING NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS TO IMPROVE MY ESSAY WRITING SKILLS. WHAT ELSE DO YOU RECOMMEND I MUST DO TO IMPROVE MY ESSAY SKILLS?
ramachandran : Regular writing might help too in conforming to word and time limits


student990 : IMT G OR KJ SOMALIA ?
satyaprakash : The one that you get a final admission to. If both, then IMT-G > SIMSR.


debabratta : THOMAS SIR, CAT OA 93.3 VA 92, QA:93, DILR 82. KINDLY SUGGEST B SCHOOLS. ANY NEWER IIMS PROBABLE? WOULD MY LOW DILR SCORE AFFECT CONVERTING?
thomas : you can expect calls from IMT,IMI,NIT T,BIMT,LBSIM,TAPMI etc.di score is not an issue. tough to tell about the new iims.


abhi : SIR, IN WRITTEN ABILITY TEST, IS EXCESSIVE USE OF JARGON RECOMMENDED? I MEAN HOW SHOULD I STRUCTURE MY VOCABULARY FOR THE CONCERNED ESSAY?
satyaprakash : If you can use jargon, please do so. It indicates that you are well-informed. But do ensure that the jargon you use doesn't fall in the category of slang or vernacular. Also, the content is more important than vocabulary. Bleed your knowledge and heart when you write the essay & it will most certainly show.


nb : I HAVE A CALL FROM IIM INDORE AND ALREADY GAVE MY SPJIMR PROFILE BASED INTERVIEW... CAN YOU ADVISE WHICH IS BETTER?
srinivasbelvi : Not the right time to prioritise. Focus on IIM-I interview. Please seek further advice once you convert both.


mahima : SIR WILL TIME OFFER ANY MOCK TEST SERIES FOR MAH CET?
satyaprakash : We have already begun. Run like the wind and enroll today itself.


vb : SIR COLLEGES POSSIBLE WIT 75%ILE IN XAT??
thomas : GIM,LIBA.


nb : 32.5 IN XAT WHAT PERCENTILE? CAN I GET BM CALL?
thomas : SHOULD BE AROUND 95.can expect call if sectionals are okay.


kritika : SIR M POSTING 5 TIME .... COULD YOU PLS NOW TELL SOME GOOD COLLEGES UNDER MAT 92 PERCENTILE?
rajeshsaraf : BIMTECH (NOIDA), Great lakes, Christ, BIMM (Pune) .. Pls go through the list below for additional details http://www.time4education.com/mat/Info_Bschool.aspx


veenita : SIR SHOULD I PREFER SUSTAINABILITY MGMT FROM XIM-B THEIR FIRST BATCH HAS NOT PASSED OUT???
srinivasbelvi : Check if college & course suits your profile & meets your ambition. Good colleges have strong industry interface & hence placement is not a concern as long as you are the right candidate for the industries participating in the placement.


sonali : HOW IS SITM PUNE AMONG ALL SYMBI COLLEGES ????IT'S ROI AND AVG PLACEMENT ???PLEASSEEEEE HELLPPPP
ramachandran : Might be a good idea to go through the ranking of B Schools on your Home page. Also, placements are in a range and are not an issue for the better students in these B Schools


khalifa : SIR WHAT WILL A SCORE OF 10.25 IN XAT GIVE AS A PERCENTILE? AN APPROXIMATION PLEASE
thomas : it is tough to predict at this score most probly in the 30s.


veenita : SIR SHOULD I PREFER SUSTAINABILITY MGMT FROM XIM-B THEIR FIRST BATCH HAS NOT PASSED OUT?????
cherian : Wouldn't be a great option. Always opt for flagship courses


pankush : 86.03 %TILE IN CMAT ,, CAN I XPECT A CALL FROM XIME BANGLORE
shivabhaskaran : yes


anu : SIR, WHAT IS NMAT HYDERADAD AND BANGALORE CUT OFF. I SCORED 183 MARKS. PLZ REPLY
shivabhaskaran : The cutoffs for securing the interview call NMIMS Mumbai QS- 65, LS -50, LR:55 Overall -208 marks NMIMS Bangalore/Hyderabad QS- 60, LS -50, LR:50 Overall -196 marks


zamy : SIR WHICH COLLEGE IS BETTER GREAT LAKES, KJ, WELINGKAR MUMBAI, WELINGKAR BANGLORE. PLEASE REPLY
shivabhaskaran : Great Lakes Chennai is better


nmims : I HAVE A CALL FROM NMIMS MUMBAI AND THE INTERVIEW IS ON 23RD FEBRUARY, FOR PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT. PLEASE ASSIST ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SECOND ROUND AND WHAT ROUNDS WILL BE CONDUCTED. THANK YOU!!!!
satyaprakash : Attend our GEPI sessions. Visit your nearest T.I.M.E. centre for further details.


kritika : GOOD COLLEGES UNDER MAT 92 PERCENTILE??? PLZ REPL
rajeshsaraf : answered


kc : SIR HOW CAN I APPLY TO JBIMS ? MY CAT PERCENTILE IS 98.34 SHOULD I APPLY SIR ?
prajnanray : difficult to get a call


sonali : SITM PUNE OR BIMTECH ????
prajnanray : BIMTECH


cmat : HELLO SIR, WITH 97.5 %ILE IN CMAT..SCORE 203, CAN I EXPECT A CALL FROM KJ SOMAIYA AND SYDENHAM?
satyaprakash : SIMSREE is not an option. SIMSR should shortlist you.


sid : WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY TO WITH A SCORE OF 92 PERCENTILE IN DEC MAT
rajeshsaraf : BIMTECH (NOIDA), Great lakes, Christ, BIMM (Pune) .. (Pls check their last dates).. Also go through the URL below for additional details http://www.time4education.com/mat/Info_Bschool.aspx


jk : SIR HOW GOOD IS NMIMS MUMBAI. I HAVE HEARD THAT THEY INFLATE SALLARY \\\
thomas : nmims is a very good college.the avg salary there should be 14+( reported 16.5). very few colleges reveal the correct salary figures.


kritika : HOW IS SDMIMD?
shivabhaskaran : its a good back up option


rishabh : IS ANYBODY INTERESTED IN ANSWERING MY QUESTION OR AM I MYSELF A FOOL TO EXPECT AN ANSWER FROM YOU GUYS?
satyaprakash : The high fees make the ROI unattractive otherwise it's a decent b-school. And if you do not want to waste a year, then you should apply to as many b-schools as you can. Reject the ones you don't like once you have converted them and have better options in hand. And no, I wouldn't go so far as to call you a fool. May the force be with you!


aaa : COULD SOMEONE KINDLY ADDRESS MY PROBLEM? IN SIMC GEWAT WILL THE QUESTIONS BE PERTAINING TO COMMUNICATION BACKGROUND ONLY OR WILL BE FOCUSED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS AND USUAL MBA TOPICS?
satyaprakash : It will be a hotchpotch, kid. Don't go int with a fixed mindset, but be prepared for any question.


sreeja : SIR I GOT SHORTLISTED FOR NM BANGALORE. MY OTHER OPTIONS ARE..TAPMI, KJ SOMAIYA, FORE,LIBA, IMI, GIM..AND NMIMS BANAGALORE..WHICH ONE SHOULD I GO FOR?? ANY OF THEM WORTH GOING? ??? PLZ HELP. PLZ.
srinivasbelvi : Apply & convert. Let the focus be on converting the call. We'll guide you to select among the calls that you have converted.


kc : SIR I HAVE MY SP JAIN INTERVIEW ON 9TH FEB IN DELHI AND NMIMS INTERVIEW ON 10TH FEB IN MUMBAI ? WHAT SHOULD I DO SIR PLZ SUGGEST ?
vjs : Try to attend the both.Request for a reschedule.


maans : SIR M HAVING 3YRS OF WORK EX CAT 92.3.. IS GREAT LAKES PGPM 1YEAR PROGRAM POSSIBLE AND IS IT GOOD? CAN I EXPECT CALL FROM ANY IITS PLEASE REPLY..
cherian : It's possible. Top IITs doubtful if you are a Gen category candidate


pooja : 86.27 IN CAT..CAN I XPCT A CALL FRM IMI DELHI..PLZ RPLY..URGENT..TODAY IS THE LAST DATE TO APPLY
cherian : Very slim chance. Typically 90%iles


veenita : WHAT SHOULD ONE PREFER A BRANDED COLLEGE OFFERING COURSES LIKE MBA IN RM AND SUSTAINABILITY MGMT OR THE TRIED OUT COURSES LIKE HR AND MARKETING FOR LONG RUN ... PLEASE REPLY?
cherian : Long run a general MBA gives you more options


kritika : BIMTECH BHUWANESHWAR HOWS IS IT?
prajnanray : not great


kritika : BIMECH NOIDA TAKE MAT FOR GENERAL MBA?
rajeshsaraf : BIMTECH Noida doesnot take for General MBA, but for Retail Management programme.


mahima : SIR ACCEPTED GLIM CMAT CUTOFF?PLEASE REPLY
shivabhaskaran : 180 to 199 marks


lucky : URGENT URGENT URGENT. SIR GOT CALL FROM ITM NAVI MUMBAI,SCIT,SIIB-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT,IBS-HYD,CHRIST,NDIM.SIR ONLY SELECT 2. I AM ONLY APPEARING IN 2 GD/PI.THANK YOU.
cherian : ITM and Christ


dj : IS IT NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR COLLEGES UNDER CET OR WE CAN APPLY AFTER GETTING CET RESULTS
satyaprakash : You do not have to apply separately for the MMS program offered by the b-schools under MH-CET. You will need to do so for their PGDM programs.


kritika : HOW IS XISS DO IT TAKE MAT? PLS REPL
rajeshsaraf : XISS takes only CAT/XAT/CMAT


jk : SIR, WILL BEING FRESHER AFFECT THE PLACEMENTS IN ANY MBA COLLEGE?
charlton : No. Being a fresher will not affect placements in a B-School. The 2 years of MBA are like 2 yrs of work experience and will transform you giving you an edge over others in the working world. In most schools, 60% of students do not have prior workexp.


rosy : IS KIRLOSKAR A GOOD B-SCHOOL AND DOES THEY PROVIDE 100 PERCENT PLACEMENT? WHICH CAMPUS IS GOOD ?HARIHAR OR PUNE ?
srinivasbelvi : It has a decent brand image. Although the Harihar campus is old, Pune is preferred due to its geographical advantage. Top 50% of the performing students get well placed.


harshit3895 : SIR I GOT 35%ILE IN SNAP IS IT WORTH ATTENDING SCIT INTERVIEW?
satyaprakash : Go for EVERY single interview. The experience will be quite helpful.


kritika : HOW IS RETAIL MANAGMENT FOR BIMTECH NOIDA IS IT WORTH JOINING?
satyaprakash : If R.M. is where your interests lie, then go for it. Do keep in mind that a niche MBA limits your options.


kc : SIR THE SP JAIN FORM ASKS WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE UP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AFTER MBA ? AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO OPT OUT OF CAMPUS PLACEMENTS ? SIR WHAT SHOULD BE MY RESPONSE CONSIDERING THAT I WILL LIKE TO JOIN MY FAMILY BUSINESS AFTER MBA ?PLZ REPLY
cherian : Or better to keep your options open. Say you would like to rejoin family business but after getting work experience in the corporate sector where you can learn without being cocooned by the family


satya : SIR I GOT 78.2% IN CAT .IS IRMA POSSIBLE..?I AM IN NC-OBC CATEGORY..PLZ REPLY TODAY IS LAST DATE
srinivasbelvi : You stand a chance. Try your luck.


sreeja : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR, I NEED TO GO TO BANGALORE FOR NMIMS INTERVIEW..SO I AM ASKING..IS IT WORTH JOINING THAT I WILL SPEND AND GO TO BANGALORE? OR SHOULD I LEAVE IT. I HEARD THE SALARY IS INFLATED. PLS SIR GIVE UR ADVICE. WILL ACT ACCORDINGLY. PLS SIR
satyaprakash : Please attend every single interview.


micky : IS EXPERIENCED MORE THAN 5 YEARS STANDS AS ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE IN GETTING CALL OR GETTING SELECTED ?
cherian : The latest trends is that any experience above four years is seen as not ideal. So for work ex greater than 4 your marks for work ex drops. You can give it a try our you can go for the executive programs from good colleges


abhi : SIR IN MY BTECH CURRICULUM I HAD 3 MBA-RELATED SUBJECTS, NAMELY OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. CAN I EXPECT THE INTERVIEW PANEL TO ASK QUESTIONS FROM THESE 3 SUBJECTS? ALSO MY MARKS IN THESE 3 SUBJECTS ARE VERY POOR
satyaprakash : They sure could! The best way to offset the impact of low marks in those subjects is to answer all the questions asked on them. That way, you would convey to the panel that your abilities are not defined by your marks.


sonali : AT 90 PERCENTILE IN MAT....WHAT ALL COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY......HEELLPPPPPPPPPPPPP
rajeshsaraf : Check the chat transcript.. You can apply to BIMTECH Noida (RM), Great lakes, BIMM.. Check the URL below http://www.time4education.com/mat/Info_Bschool.aspx


bittu : CAT% - 96.26, X- 95.00, XII- 89.80(COMMERCE), B.COM- (64.30), CALLS SO FAR ARE- IIMC, IIMI, IIML AND IIMK ALSO SIIB AND SIBM BANGALORE PLUS NMIMS BANG AND HYDERABAD. CATEGORY-NCOBC. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF IIMS AND OTHER COLLEGES?
cherian : Since high weightage is given for PI and WAT, your performance will decide if you crack it. XAT at 27 may not work out for XLRI


sonali : AT 90 PERCENTILE IN MAT....WHAT ALL COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY......HEELLPPPPPPPPP/
rajeshsaraf : answered


sameer : SIR NMAT-213,WHAT ALL SHOULD I READ FOR CD AND PI AND POSSIBILITY OF MY CONVERSION?
prajnanray : great possibility... join the time gdpi session


abcd : SIR, CAN I PLEASE GET RESPONSE TO THE 2 QUERIES POSTED A WHILE BACK. THANK YOU
satyaprakash : It's higly unfortunate that you haven't been shortlisted in spite of your percentile & your profile. But the only ones who can answer your questions are the IIMs themselves. Good luck, kid!


pleaseanswer : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR**XAT SCORECARD 28 +VE AND 2.75 _VE** WILL WE NEED TO DEDUCT FURTHER FOR UNANSWERED QUESTIONS? COLLS I CAN EXPECT WITH THIS SCORE?
srinivasbelvi : No need to deduct further. Except XLRI & XIMB you can apply for any XAT test participating college. A few good ones are KJ Somaiah, IMT, IFMR (Finance) etc. Good luck.


harshit3895 : GREAT LAKE WHICH COURSE IS OF MAT?
rajeshsaraf : for both the courses - 2 year/1 year


thanks : WHAT IS THE CAT CUTOFF FOR IB AT KJ SOMAIYA?
cherian : Approximately 88


dolly1304 : WHEN WILL I RECEIVE AN ANSWER?
satyaprakash : Your question was answered a while back. To repeat it, there are NO good b-schools that will consider you at the scores that you have mentioned.


thanks : IMI DELHI REPORTED THE AVERAGE PACKAGE AS 14L IS IT INFLATED????????????????
prajnanray : Yes


time_student : SIRRRRRRRRRRRR, PLS ANSWER :'( SORRY FOR BEING OFF TOPIC. GOT 98%ILE IN CMAT, AIR-1030, 3YRS IT EXP IN GOOD COMP. GENERAL CATEGORY. PLS TELL ME THE CHANCES FOR GREAT LAKES 1YR PROG, KJ SOM AND GIM. DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR ANY OTHER COLLEGE ALSO? IT IS A SINCERE REQUEST, PLS ANSWER CLEARLY. PLSSSS.
shivabhaskaran : U will surely get calls from KJ, Great lakes and GIM, the list of b schools u can consider applying are Welingkar Institute Of Management (WE School), Mumbai (MMS Program) Department Of Commerce And Management Studies, University Of Pune (PUMBA), Pune N. L. Dalmia Institute Of Management Studies And Research, Mumbai SIES College Of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai (For MMS Program)


akshay707 : HELLO SIR/MA'AM,
prajnanray : Hi what's your query?


priyanka : SIR HOW IS SIMC FOR MBA IN BRAND COMMUNICATION? ALSO HOW MUCH PERCENTILE WOULD BE A RAW SCORE OF 27 IN XAT?,/
asim : Decent, it may turn out to be around 85 percentile


kritika : SIR HOW TO PREPARE FOR GD.... LIKE HO TO KNOW THE TOPICS TO BE PREPARED FOR GD?PLS REPL ATLEAST?????????
rajeshsaraf : GD topic are fairly simple. You need to read newspaper on a regular basis and clear with the latest happenings and key issues. The topics could be abstract (like Green is better than Orange) or related to Sports/economy/politics/IT sector.


megs : IS THE TIME GD/PI SESSION ONLY ON WEEKENDS ?
prajnanray : Mock interviews and gds on weekdays also for kolkata


ritesh : @CHERIAN SIR, I COULDNOT MAKE INTO THE ASPIRED B-SCHOOLS THIS YEAR, I AM A 2015 PASS-OUT, AM NOT WORKING AT PRESENT, AM PREETY MUCH SURE OF MAKING IT NEXT YEAR....IF I GO FOR NEXT YEAR WORKING IN BPO...WOULD THAT AFFECT MY SELECTION ?? SIR PLS ANSWER MY QUESTION...NEVER GOT MY ANSWER ANYDAY ...PLS
rajeshsaraf : Definitely NOT !! Key aspect is the "first stage" (written test). There you need to ensure that you do an excellent job. But for that you have to put in a lot of hard work. Once you clear the test, Interviews is about "Confidence". You may be involved in "ANY" kind of job. What really matters is how you project that across


jd : SIR 18.5 MARKS IN XAT, SUGGEST COLLEGES TO APPLY(MINIMUM 3)...
asim : BIMTECH NOIDA, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, XIME BANGALORE, XISS RANCHI


trishla : 94 PERCENTILE IN CMAT.WHICH ALL COLLEGES CAN I APPLY AMONG THE GOOD ONES?
shivabhaskaran : KJ Somaiyah, Great Lakes Chennai, N.L.Dalmia Mumbai,Department Of Commerce And Management Studies, University Of Pune (PUMBA), Pune


steff : WHICH COLGS WILL ACCEPT 84 PERCENTILE IN CMAT IN MUMBAI???
asim : WELINGKAR MUMBAI, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, SIES MUMBAI are some options


mbacollg : PLS ANSWER!! WHAT IS THE MIN PACKAGE OFFERS IN SITM AND SCIT?....AND IS IT WORTH JOINING WITH A WORK EX OF 2.5 YEARS?
srinivasbelvi : Both offer an average of 75L package. Worth is individualistic> hence I suggest you to map your interest & your ambition & the value add to your profile to define worth.


xyz : CAT 88.68 ALREADY APPLIED FOR WE GIM AND KJ
cherian : Try TAPMI too


thanks : DOES SIMSREE TAKES CAT SCORE? WHAT IS THE APPROX CUTOFF?
satyaprakash : You could use your CAT score to apply under the All-India category for which 15% of the seats are available. The cut-off will depend on the percentiles of the other candidates.


shailendra : SIR WITH CAT 64 % CMAT 83.7% AND MAT 91% SUGGEST SOME BEST COLLEGE PLLZZZZZZ...
srinivasbelvi : No best college can be expected at the scores that you mentioned


time_student : THANKS SHIVABASKARAN SIR, WILL REMEMBER YOU FOR LONG TIME. FOR MMS, WILL THERE BE NO FURTHER ROUNDS? 98%ILE IN CMAT FETCHES SUCH MMS COURSE IN ANY COLLEGE?
shivabhaskaran : it will be a close call, then it will b interview , all the best yar


w : 32 + 2.5 - DO WE NEED TO SUBTRACT ANY MORE MARKS DUE TO UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS
srinivasbelvi : No further deduction.


niharika : SIR HOW IS SIMS PUNE
ramachandran : good


romil : CAT 99.42, NO CALLS FROM IIM A B C L S. WHY SO?
rajeshsaraf : One of many reasons or combo 1) Not crossing sectional cut off 2) Average of 10th/12th marks less than 80% 3) Graduation marks less than 78%


need_help_plsss : WHEN N HOW TO KNOW THE CUT OFFS FOR COLLEGES? WILL THEY SEND INTERVIEW CALLS THRU MAIL IF SHORTLISTED BASED ON SCORE? PLSSSSSSSS ANSWER. HELPFUL FOR OTHERS TOO
satyaprakash : Your altruistic nature moves me to tears. And yes, if you are shortlisted by a b-school, you will receive a mail from them.


aura : DOES XIME BANGALORE HAS AN EDGE OVER ITM,NM?
prajnanray : equally good


r : XAT 19.25 ...CAN I EXPECT A CALL FROM "FORE" ?????????
srinivasbelvi : Not realistic to expect at that score.


achyut : .SORRY OUT OF THE TOPIC.. SIR I JUST VISITED UNIVERSAL BUSINESS SCHOOL,KARJAT,MUMBAI..ACCORDING TO IFNO CLG IS ENDORSED BY 60 CEOS.. MOST OF THE FACULTIES ARE FROM CORPORATE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE OF MORE THA 10 YRS ..AVG PACG IS 5-6 LAKHS ..AND CLG ENVIRONMENT CAMPUS Z ALSO VRY GOOD ..NOW QUESTION IS I HAVE ONLY 58 PERCENTIL IN CAT AND I HAV NO OTHER OPTIONS ALSO,,I WANT TO DO MBA THIS YR . CAN U GIVE ME YOUR REVIEWS ABOUT THAT CLG ? IS IT WORTH TO JOIN ?
satyaprakash : It's a fairly new b-school & we haven't reviewed it yet as there is not enough data available. Whether you want to take a chance or not is something only you can answer.


travis : 5TH TIME : CAT OA- 91.85, GEN CAT., X- 84.83, XII- 81.25, GRAD- 87, NO WORK EX. SHOULD I EXPECT A CALL FROM IIT ROORKEE OR MADRAS?
srinivasbelvi : It is not realistic to expect from the colleges mentioned.


r : ITM NAVI MUMBAI OR IBS HYD???
srinivasbelvi : Both are neck to neck. At the moment I suggest you to focus on converting both rather than worrying about the selection. We'll help you to select further once you convert.


manu17 : LBSIM VE FORE??
prajnanray : fore


trishla : FACULTY AT MY INSTITUTE SAY THAT FOR KJ SOMAIYA 99 PERECNTILERS ARE TAKEN AND 94 IS LESS.
satyaprakash : You do have a chance at both, SIMSR & Welingkar. Begin preparing for the next rounds of selection.


aj205 : RAJESH SIR WHAT PREPARATION DOES MAT EXAM NEEDS..CAN I GET ANY DECENT COLLEGE ON MY CMAT SCORE 104, PERCENTILE 64.3
rajeshsaraf : I would suggest that you go through the analysis as shown here http://www.time4education.com/MAT-dec-2015_Analysis.html. You need to practice in key areas like 1) Reading Comprehension 2) Quants -Time & Work, Time & Distance etc 3) Reasoning -Puzzles 4) DI/DS -charts


r : ITM NAVI MUMBAI OR IBS HYD??????????????????????
satyaprakash : Both are listed in category BB. But if one were to consider batch sizes & location, ITM has a slight edge over IBS. But before you reject one for the other, focus on converting both.


piyushjo : SIR, POSITIVE 18 AND NEGATIVE 7 FETCHES HOW MANY PERCENTILES ?? PLZZ REPLY AND WCH CLG I CAN HOPE FOR ?
srinivasbelvi : It might fetch around 60%ile. Might not fetch call from any top B-School.


confused : HOW IS IBS PUNE? KEEN TO JOIN THIS YEAR ONLY
ramachandran : IBS Hyderabad is better


shailendra : CMAT 83.6 % MAT 91% AND CAT 64% SIR PLZ SUGGEST SOME BEST COLLEGE PLLLZZZZZZZ......
srinivasbelvi : No best college can be expected at the scores that you mentioned


abc : PLEASE ARRANGE THE FOLLOWING IITS IN ACCORDING TO THEIR RANKING.. KHARAGPUR/KANPUR/MADRAS/ROORKEE PLEASE REPLY SIR..TRYING FROM PAST 30 MINUTES
ramachandran : Referring to B School rankings on your SHP will help. It is comprehensive and reliable.


a : IIM A INTERVIEW IN 5 DAYS; ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
ramachandran : Please back yourself since you must have put in a lot of work. we wish you the very best


kritika : SIR PLS REPL CMAT 64 PERCENTILE????/POSTING 6 TIME
rajeshsaraf : CMAT 64 percentile. Unfortunately, No B school in top 80 for that score.


abc : PLEASE ARRANGE THE FOLLOWING IITS IN ACCORDING TO THEIR RANKING. KHARAGPUR/KANPUR/MADRAS/ROORKEE PLEASE REPLY SIR..TRYING FROM PAST 30 MINUTES
srinivasbelvi : Kharagpur, Madras, Kanpur, Roorke


pp : SIR I AM REPEATING MY QUE. DONE BE IN 2012 SINCE THEN DIDNT DO JOB ANYWHERE.PREPARING FOR GOVT SECTOR.REJECTED IN 3 INTERVIEWS.SINCE LAST YEAR PREARING FOR CAT.GOT CALL FROM SCMHRD N SIBM.WHAT ARE MY CHANCES TO CONVERT THEM.SIR PLZ REPLY
satyaprakash : If you do a good job during the next round of selection, then your chances are as good as those of anyone else. Don't worry about your past.


xat : VA-8.5 DM-9.25 QA- 0.75 OA-18.5 FEMALE,ODISHA DOMICILE. ANY CHANCES IN XIMB HR?
srinivasbelvi : No


rosathoma : IBS HYDERABAD OR CHRIST?WHICH IS BETTER?
ramachandran : Please refer to B School rankings on your SHP. It will help as the ranking is comprehensive and reliable.


xat : HOW IS XIME BANGALORE? ROI? PLACEMENTS?
ramachandran : It is indeed a good B School


mac_94 : WITH 5 MINUTES LEFT ON THE CLOCK .XAT -21 .QA -6.5 ,VA &LA -9.25 ,DM -6.25 DO I STAND A CHANCE OF GETTING INTO ONE OF THE 'A' OR 'BBB' CATEGORY ?
satyaprakash : Slim chances, kid. But keep your fingers crossed.


w : CAN I APPLY TO FORE THROUGH XAT SCORE 29.5
satyaprakash : Absolutely.


shobhit : SCMHRD - IM COURSE & SIBM - INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORTH TO JOIN???
satyaprakash : Right now, focus your energies on converting all your calls. We'll help you cross the bridge of which b-school and course to go for when you come to it.


xat : LIBA,BIMTECH,XIME. GOOD? ROI? PLACEMENTS?
ramachandran : All are good B schools. Placements are in a range


kritika : HOW IS IFIM?
ramachandran : Does it figure in the B School rankings on your SHP? Our knowledge is limited to these B Schools


w : HOW IS FORE SCHOOL
srinivasbelvi : Good


sid : DO WE NEED TO TAKE OUR RESUME FOR PI?
rajeshsaraf : It's better if you take one.


kritika : JUST FEW MINS ARE LEFT TO END THIS CHAT. ANY COLLEGES AT 64 PERCENTILE IN CMAT. ?
rajeshsaraf : Answered. No good B school at that score


jd : SIR,ITM OR SIESCOM???
satyaprakash : SIESCOM > ITM.


abhi : TRYING FR 6TH TYMSHORTLISTED IN SNAP SIBM N SSBF WITH 48%ILE ? SC QUOTA. HOW Z MY CHANCE OF CONVERSION?PLZ RPLY SIR
satyaprakash : How was your performance in the next round? If it was good, then you have a good shot at being selected.


xat : POSITIVE-27,NEGATIVE-8.5 VA-8.5,DM-9.25, QA-0.75. FEMALE,ODISHA DOMICILE. ANY CHANCES IN XIMB HR?
srinivasbelvi : No


shailendra : CMAT 83.6 % MAT 91% AND CAT 64% SIR PLZ SUGGEST SOME BEST COLLEGE PLZ PLZ RPLY
rajeshsaraf : check chat transcript. BIMTECH Noida (RM) can be explored


jd : SIR,ITM OR SIESCOM??
srinivasbelvi : Both are neck to neck. Focus on converting both. We'll guide you further.


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