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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

rks : GOOD EVENING SIR!!
thomas : good evening. whats your question?


dhanraj : BIM TRICHY CAT CUT OFF?
satyaprakash : It's generally in the region of 80+


asif : GOOD EVENING SIR!
thomas : good evening


dhanraj : NMIMS BANG AND HYD CUT OFF?
thomas : around 190 marks


rks : SIR. IS THE PGPEX COURSE OF IIMC BETTER THAN ITS PGP COURSE.
thomas : the core program, pgp is the best


dhanraj : WHICH COLLEGE GTO APPLY EXPECTING 70 PERCENTILE
revanth : Hi Dhanraj.There are almost two months left for CAT. Please aim for better B Schools


dhanraj : HELLO SIR...I HAD NOT PREPARED FOR GK TILL TODAY..NOW IM TARGETING FOR XAT SO WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE AND FROM WHERE??
thomas : have a look at the previous years papers. this will give you an idea about the questions. you need not worry much about gk in xat


dhanraj : HOW TO PREPARE FOR DM FOR XAT ?
satyaprakash : We will be conducting lectures for XAT DM post CAT. Be in touch with your centre for details.


rks : WHAT SALARY CAN ONE EXPECT AFTER COMPLETEING PGPEX COURSE OF IIMC ? I HAVE 7 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE.
thomas : it will depend on a lot of factors. can reasonably expect around 20 lakhs +


asif : I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
thomas : whats your question?


ghosh : SNAP CUTOFF FOR SCMHRD?
thomas : around 90-92 percentile


dhanraj : HOW GOOD IS IBS COLLEGE...
satyaprakash : Go for it only if you cannot afford to wait and don't have a better alternative!


vidut : GOOD INSTITUTES FOR EXECUTIVE MBA CONSIDERING 4+ EXP IN IT . PREFREABLE LOCATION: BANGALORE. ALSO CONSIDERING IIMB WHAT ARE THE COURSES TO LOOK.
charlton : IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, XLRI, IIM C offer Executive MBA prog. You will get to select electives across Marketing, Finance, HR, Systems, Operations. (General Mgmt)


umesh : WHICH COLLEGE WILL GIVE CALLS AROUND 80 PERCENTILE IN CAT
amitpoddar : Bimtech,imt nagpur,ubs,nibm,liba,wellingkar,IFMR


umesh : 208 IN AIMNMAT . ANY CHANCES?
satyaprakash : Touch-and-go for the Mumbai campus.


arpit : MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY FOR XLRI IN GRADUATION?
charlton : 35% pass


umesh : EXPECTED CUTOFF OF XLRI BM PROGRAM
thomas : 95-96 percentile


umesh : TIPS FOR ANALYZING AIMCATS
revanth : Hi Umesh. Please go through the following link. http://www.time4education.com/videos/webinar-2.asp


umesh : SIR, HOW IS NIRMA MBA PLACEMENTS LAST YEAR
thomas : the placements are not great usually. they do not have full placemebts


umesh : ANY CHANCE OF CAT REGISTRATION AGAIN STARTING
thomas : very very unlikely


asif : CLASS 10:-65.0%,CLASS 12:- 67.80, BE.:-68.08% , WHICH COLLEGE IS BEST FOR ME
satyaprakash : No B-school will select you by just considering your academics. Focus on doing well in the entrance exams so that you can maximise your potential. All the best!


ghosh : HOW GOOD IS IMI KOLKATA(INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE)?
thomas : pretty decent college. should be ranked around 30-40 in the country


xyz : IT IS FINE TO DROP FOR ONE YEAR INSTED OF GOING IN NMIMS HYD OR BNGLR?
thomas : nmims blore is pretty good. its not a great idea to drop an year unless you are very confident of getting into a much better college next year


umesh : WILL IMI KOLKATA HAVE GOOD ROI AND PLACEMENT?
amitpoddar : The Brand IMI in Delhi is good but at IMI kolkata placements are average...


rave : IF I GET A SCORE OF 190 CAN I GET A CALL FROM NM BANG HYD.OR WILL CUT OFF BE MORE THAN 200??
satyaprakash : Based on last year's data, you stand a chance. But it all depends on your relative ranking.


rave : SIR WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 COLLEGES UNDER MAT AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CUTOFFS?
revanth : Hi Rave.There are almost two months left for CAT. Please aim for better B Schools.


sp : HELLO FACULTY, WANTED TO KNOW HOW NMIMS PICK PERCENTILE OUT OF NMAT BY GMAC. IT IS AVERAGE OF NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS ONE GIVES/ BEST OUT OF 3/ PERCENTILE OF LAST ATTEMPT?
thomas : best out of the three


xyz : MY NMAT IS NEXT MONTH THINGS WHICH SHOULD I FOCUS ON TO CLEAR THE CUT OFFS?
charlton : In Verbal, focus on synonyms, antonyms, fill in the blanks with prepositions, Parajumbles, RC. In DI, be very fast with simple calculations. For Quant, you need to be well versed with all topics just like CAT.


ghosh : 10TH-69% 12TH-68% B.TECH.-77% WORK EXPERIENCE-1.5 YEAR AND AIMCAT SCORE AROUND -70-75 PERCENTILE(TILL NOW).WHICH COLLEGE BEST FR ME?
satyaprakash : That will depend on your actual CAT score. You should look at b-schools ranked 'A' & lower. Go here: http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/About-MBA/TIME-B-School-Categorisation


jrcb7a515 : PLS SUGGEST WORTHY COLLEGES UNDER SNAP FOR SPECIALIZATION IN FINANCE/BANKING
satyaprakash : SIBM, SIIB & SCMHRD.


ghosh : HOW IS IISWBM KOLKATA AND ARMY INSTITUTE KOLKATA?
amitpoddar : these are average colleges with placements of around 3-5 lacs.


asif : AS I AM ENGINEERING GRADUATE, SO WHICH SECTOR IN MBA IS GOOD FOR ME AND WHICH COLLEGE IS BEST FOR THAT COURSE
revanth : Hi Asif. With almost two months left for CAT, right now the focus should be on improving your AIMCAT percentile.Regarding your question, please meet any faculty in your nearby TIME centre for a personalised discussion regarding your career.


pranjal : SIR I HAVE 8.4 IN 10TH, 76 IN 12TH AND 58 IN B.E.(AS MY UNIVERSITY GIVES LESS MARKS). WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED TO GET INTO TOP 10 B-SCHOOLS?
thomas : if you score 97-98+, you can expect 3-4 calls


jrcb7a515 : HOW GOOD IS WOXSEN SCHOOL
satyaprakash : We do not have enough historical data to comment on the quality of education of Woxsen.


xyz : I GOT 186 IN AIMNMAT2 ANY SUGGESTIONS? I AM SO DOWN I HAVE NMAT NEXT MONTH I KNOW I CAN GIVE 3 ATTEMPT BUT WHERE TO FOCUS RIGHT NOW CAT OR NMAT? I AM NOT DOING WELL IN AIMCAT 55-70 PERCENTILE RANGE.
amitpoddar : 186 is not bad.Try and find out where did u go wrong.Work on your speed and accuracy.Focus on CAT and keep giving mock NMATs as well.


arpit : HOW MUCH CHANCES ARE THERE OF CONVERSION OF XLRI WITH 52% IN GRADUATION WITH A GREAT XAT SCORE AND A GOOD INTERVIEW?
thomas : pretty good if both xat and interview are really good


sri : WHAT IS THE EXPECTED PERCENTILE THAT WE SHOULD GET IN XAT FOR XLRI SHORTLIST?
thomas : 93+ for pmir and 96+ for bm


ghosh : SIR,FOR B SCHOOL RANKED A AND LOWER,WHAT IS AROUND % OF PLACEMENT?
satyaprakash : It varies from one b-school to the other. The lower ranked a b-school is, the lower the placement %age. If you are in the top 5% of the students in any B-school, you do have good chances.


xyz : WE CAN GIVE 3 ATTEMPTS OF NMAT SO DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF PAPER REMAIN SAME OR CHANGES ?
thomas : the level of paper would nearly remain the same


pranjal : I DONT KNOW IF IT IS RELEVANT TO ASK THIS QUES BUT ITS 60 DAYS TO CAT. HOW MUCH HOURS PER DAY SHOUPD I PUT IN IF I AM GETTING NEARLY 50 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT (LAST ONE I GAVE). I AM WILLING TO PUT A LOT OF EFFORT
charlton : Try to finish concepts in quant and verbal in one month. Along with that take the AIMCATs and sectional tests very regularly. Make a schedule, such that in a week you have done all topics from all 3 sections.


rave : TIPS FOR CAT PREPARATION
satyaprakash : Analyse your AIMCAT performances. Derive your areas of strength & weaknesses. Study, practise & improve upon both. Repeat. Have different strategies in place for CAT.


rave : WHEN IS MICAT
bharat : check - http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/notifications.php


rave : GOOD COLLEGES UNDER CMAT EXAM
amitpoddar : IMT nagpur,BIMTECH,great lakes,kj somaya,GIM,Christ,etc.


rave : WHAT TO DO IN LAST ONE MONTH
charlton : Conceptual Application and Tests (AIMCATs, Analysis of previous tests, Past years CAT papers) etc


ghosh : IF I GET 70-75 PERCENTILE TILL NOW IN AIMCAT,WHAT WILL BE CHANCE OF GETTING ACTUAL CAT PERCENTILE?
thomas : 80-85 for the same level of performance


rave : HOW GOOD IS GLOBSYN KOL
thomas : we only recommend colleges in our list of top colleges


xyz : LEVEL OF AIMNMAT QUANT AND NMAT QUANT IS SAME?
satyaprakash : More or less.


asif : WHAT ABOUT CHANDRAGUPTA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT,PATNA.TELL ME ABOUT ITS PLACEMENT RECORD
bharat : no info available; not ranked in top 150 by TIME; AVOID.


pranjal : AS YOU MENTIONED ABOVE SIR, IS IT 3-4 IIM CALLS OR 3-4 CALLS FROM TOP 10 INSTITUTES?
thomas : 3-4 iim calls


krcb7a162 : I AM GETTING 80 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS WHAT ARE POSSIBLE COLLEGES I GET CALL? I BELONG TO SC CATEGORY
revanth : Hi. You've very good opportunity with your profile. Please try and improve. IIMs, IITs,FMS,NITIE,TISS, IRMA,SNAP based B Schools, etc will have an advantage for your profile.


arpit : IS THERE ANY B SCHOOL WHICH CAN CONSIDER 49.5% OF GRADUATION?
charlton : XLRI, Loyola Business School etc have no cutoff for graduation marks. As long as you have graduated... You need to just do very well on XAT.


mohanr : WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE CUTFF FOR TAPMI
thomas : 80 percentile


mohanr : I AM POOR IN MATHS WHTAT TO DO
satyaprakash : Understand the concepts & practise as much as you can. Begin today.


nikita : WHICH PROGRAM (EITHER MBA OR PGDM )SHOULD I APPLY TO GET INTO NMIMS ?
bharat : EITHER IS OK... name of program does not matter.


sp : I GAINED 67% IN HSS AND SSC 75% IN ENGINEERING. HAVE 4 YR IT EXPERIENCE. WHAT SHOULD BE MY TARGET FOR ACTUAL CAT AS WELL AS AIMCAT IF AIMING IIM A/B IN HR STREAM?
bharat : anything above 99.5%ile


xyz : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR MORE OR LESS?? IS IT MORE OR LESS?
bharat : please do not act foolish.


abc : HELLO, BEST STRATEGY ACC TO YOU ALL, TO ATTEMPT QUANT SECTION IN AIMCATS ?
charlton : Solve the section in 5 rounds of 12 mins each. Look at about 7 questions and see which 3 or 4 you can solve. Flag the difficult questions and come back to them later.


rks : WHAT WILL BE THE ORDER OF THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS (QA, VARC, DILR) IN CAT 2017?
thomas : as of now, we think it would be similar to last year


asif : WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MBA AND PGDM .WHICH ONE IS GOOD
satyaprakash : They are just nomenclature! Choose the higher ranked b-school, irrespective of whether it offers an MBA or a PGDM.


sri : WHAT ARE THE APPROX SECTIONAL PERCENTILES THAT A STUDENT MUST GET TO GET ON OVERALL PERCENTILE OF 98+ IN CAT?
thomas : three 95s will get you between 98 and 99


pranjal : STRATEGY TO PREPARE VERBAL SECTION FOR CAT IN REMAINING DAYS?
charlton : Practice 3 RC passages everyday. Solve 200 parajumble questions before the CAT. Read The Economist/ The Guardian/ New York Times daily. Solve the last years CAT Papers.


arpit : CUT OFF FOR CHRIST BY XAT AND CAT?
bharat : around 75%ile


nikita : YES.. BHARAT SIR ! BUT , NMIMS PGDM PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN BANGALORE,HYDERABAD,INDORE AND NAVI MUMBAI CAMPUS AND MBA IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN NMIMS MUMBAI CAMPUS. AS MUMBAI CAMPUS IS BETTER THAN OTHER . SO WHICH PROGRAM SHOULD I APPLY ?
bharat : Mumbai is the best campus... order of campuses is Mumbai> NM> Bangalore> Hyderabad> Indore.


vidut : HI CHARLTON SIR , CONSIDERING IIM BANGALORE, IIM AHMEDABAD, XLRI, IIM C , WHAT SHOULD BE TARGET CAT/AIMCAT %ILE , ALSO YOUR ADVISE ON NARSEE MONJEE EXECUTIVE MBA IN BANGALORE
charlton : Around 95% ile and above in CAT for Executive MBA in IIMs, Around 88% ile in XAT for Executive MBA in XLRI (XLRI also accepts GMAT score), In NMAT about 20 marks lesser than the aspirants for the 2 year MBA program (THey also accept GMAT Score).For more info visit: http://nmims.info/index.php?id=epgdbm-executive-program


xyz : I AM THINKING TO ONLY FOCUS ON NMAT AS I AM NOT GETTING GOOD PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT AND I WANT TO GO IN ONE OF TOP 20 B-SCHOOL. MY AIMNMAT SCORE IS 186 AND AIMCAT PERCENTILE RANGE IS 55-70. IS IT RIGHT TO DO THAT I DON'T WANT TO DROP SO CAN I CONVERT 186 INTO 230 I NMAT BY GIVING MORE EFFORTS? I DON'T GET TIME FOR NMAT IF I GIVE TIME FOR CAT BECAUSE I HAVE TOPICS LEFT IN CAT THAT IS NOT A PART OF NMAT SO IF I GIVE TIME TO THAT TOPICS I DON'T GET TIME FOR NMAT PREPARATION PROPERLY .
thomas : first of all what we give is the raw score while nmat gives a scaled score.so 230 in aimnmat would be close to 210 in nmat.so you will need to score atleast 230 marks in aimnmat to have chance of getting calls


asif : CMAT CUTOFF FOR GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
amitpoddar : 90-95%ile+


rks : WHICH SECTION APPEARED FIRST IN CAT 2017?
thomas : english


mohanr : FEES OF MISB BOCCONI?
amitpoddar : 20 lacs around..


mohanr : FEES OF MISB BOCCONI?
amitpoddar : around 20 lacs


krcb7a162 : @REVANTH SIR, MY 10TH PERC IS 91.2%, 12TH IS 74%, BTECH IS 76%. HOW MUCH I HAVE TO SCORE IN ALL SECTIONS AND OVERALL IN CAT . TO GET A CALL FROM TOP IIMS. I BELONG TO SC CATEGORY
revanth : Hi.Your Academic profile is good.Please try to score as much as possible.Please ensure that you keep your Sectional percentiles above 70 and you'll get most of the calls.


nick : SIR MY MARKS AND MY PERCENTILE ARE FALLING CONTINUOSLY... EARLIER I WAS SCORING IN 120-130 BUT NOW I AM SCORING IN 90-110 ..EARLER MY %ILE WAS IN 90S NOW IT S IN 80S...WHAT AM I DOING WRONG SIR .PLEASE HELP
satyaprakash : Please analyse your AIMCAT performances in detail. Only you can help yourself! We cannot make any comment as we have no data to work with. Make sure that you know why you chose to answer a question or not. Also, do you get correct answers for the right reasons? If you can figure those out, you will be in a good place. Then you can begin formulating plans & strategies to help you improve your %ile. All the best!


mohanr : HOW'S IS NITIE FOR FINANCE(PGDIM) GIVEN ITS NOT FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME THERE?
charlton : NITIE is good for Finance. It is also extremely great for Supply Chain Mgmt./ Operations


sp : WHAT TARGET ON SCORE/TOPIC, SHOULD 1 KEEP TO CLEAR TISSNET ? AND ANY TIPS/TRICKS THAT CAN HELP FURTHER.
charlton : TISS is a very easy test. There's just one RC. Your prep. for CAT will help you for TISS. The acid test is the Interview Round at TISS. They will grill you and make sure that you are interested in HR before they select you.


mohanr : WHAT ABOUT PLACEMENT IN XIMB IN DETAIL
thomas : you can get all available details on their website


mohanr : I WANT TO PURSUE MY CAREER IN MARKETING LINE....SHOULD I APPLY FOR MICA..DOES IT OFFER ANY KIND OF COURSE RELATED TO IT
charlton : No MICA should be your focus if you are interested in a career in advertising/ comm. For Marketing -----> IIMs, XLRI, MDI, SPJain, JBIMS, SIBM, NMIMS, IMT Ghaziabad and other B-Schools are very good.


mohanr : IS IRMA GOOD CHOICE TO APPLY ...MY INTEREST ARE MARKETING MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
amitpoddar : IRMA is for Rural management.It is a good college.Av placement around 9-10 lacs.


mohanr : SIR ICSE:91% ISC:88% BTECH :77% , NO JOB EXPERIENCE CAN I GET INTO GOOD COLLEGES
thomas : sure. do well in cat and you should get calls


nick : SIR , IN RC WHEN I TRY TO TO BY LOGIC (BY ELIMINATION OF OPTION METHOD) I ALMOST ALWAYS END UP CHOOSING THE WRONG OPTION, WHEREAS WHEN I GO BY INSTINCTS (METHOD OF SELECTION OF RIGHT OPTION) THEN I AM RIGHT. WHICH APPROACH SHOULD I FOLLOW SIR.
satyaprakash : If you have interpreted the passage, the questions & the answer choices accurately, then the approach doesn't matter. When do you answer questions incorrectly, what are the reasons for your doing so- incorrect interpretation, random and erroneous assumptions, or a slip-up due to some reason?


mohanr : SECTIONAL STRATEGY FOR XAT?
charlton : Same as CAT.


mohanr : SIR,HOW WOULD U RATE SITM...IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND OTHER FACTORS?
amitpoddar : It is a sectoral course and average salary is around 6 lacs...


asif : SNAP OR NMAT WHICH ONE IS GOOD AS PER EXAM LEVEL FOR SELECTING A COLLEGE
thomas : snap will give you more choices among good colleges while the level of the best college in both the exam is the same


mohanr : SIR, I LEFT MY JOB LAST NOVEMBER, HAVING 25 MONTHS OF WORK EXPERIENCE, WILL QUITTING JOB COME AS A PROBLEM IN GETTING SELECTED?
thomas : not a big issue if you can think of a pretty good reason to justify leaving


asif : COLLEGE OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT IS GOOD OPTION FOR MBA OR NOT
amitpoddar : ABM from IIM A and IIM L is really worth doing.IRMA and XIM also offer similar courses on rural management.


saransh : SIR HOW IS NDIM
bharat : b category college; avg pay 6 lakh; fee at over 9 lakh; cut off around 76%ile


nick : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR , I HAVE ANALYZED ALL MY PAST AIMCATS, I HAVE TRIED TO LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES , BUT THERE IS STILL NO IMPROVEMENT . ITS LIKE MORE I WORK HARD , LESSER MARKS I GET .
satyaprakash : Do you know why you answer a particular question & leave another? Do you also know why you answer a question correctly or incorrectly? Have you identified a pattern in your attempts? A proper analysis of any AIMCAT is a long process, taking up to a day. Re-analyse your AIMCAT performances in a rigorous manner and you should see the light, kiddo! I wish you tons of luck!


nick : @ SATYAPRAKASH SIR , MOSTLY I GET CONFUSE BETWEEN TWO SIMILAR OPTION AND END UP CHOOSING THE WRONG ONE , OUT OF 4 I ELIMINATE 2 THEN I GET CONFUSE , MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE LANGUAGE, HOW TO IMPROVE ON THAT SIR .
satyaprakash : First of all, no two options are ever the same. Most students who are in your shoes feel so because of the inability to differentiate between the answer options. Collect all the questions where you faced the above-mentioned dilemma & go back to the drawing board to analyse them minutely. You should be able to ascertain the reasons for your confusion. If the cloud of uncertainty is still not blown away by your brutal analysis, then you should meet a faculty member for individual guidance. May the force be with you!


ghosh : I AM WEAK IN VA/RC.HOW CAN I IMPROVE IT LAST 2 MONTHS?
amitpoddar : Do 2-3 passages daily and analyse carefully.Read online articles on different topics.Practise critical reasoning,para completion,summary based questions from intermediate and advanced level tests on the SHP.Around 2-3 hrs daily for English for the next 2 months will definitely help u improve ur %ile.


mohanr : WHAT CAN BE THE CUT OFF FOR SIOM (GEN)?
thomas : around 70 percentile in snap


asif : COLLEGE OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT, PANTNAGRA IS GOOD AS PER ACADEMIC AND PLACEMENT OR NOT
satyaprakash : We do not recommend it.


saransh : IS IT DIFFUCLT TO GET A CALL FROM XLRI AS AM AN AVERAGE STUDENT AS AM TOO CONFUSE TO SELECT A GOOD B SCHOOL I HAVE WASTED MY 2 YEARS OF MY LIFE
thomas : if you do well in xat and clear the cutoffs, you will get a call


mohanr : I M NOT EXPECTING GOOD IN CAT SO CAN YOU GUIDE WITH COLLEGES IN NCR
amitpoddar : LBS,FORE IB,Bimtech,etc


belvi : WHAT EXAMS TO WRITE
bharat : generally look at exams which open doors to multiple schools -- CAT, XAT, SNAPTEST, CMAT and MAT.


belvi : FORE VS TAPMI VS LBISM?
amitpoddar : fore is better...


belvi : SIR PLEADSE TELL ME SOME GOOD COLLEGES IN MAT , CMAT WHERE SC RESERVATION CAN BE USED . ALSO SIR I HAVE APPLIED FOR SRCC GBO . WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF TEST AND FROM WHERE I SHOULD PREPARE FOR THESE EXAMS MAT CMAT AND SRCC
amitpoddar : you can prepare from our booklets itself.The level of the exam is slightly lower so don't practise very tough questions.


belvi : PLZ TELL ME WHAT SHOULD BE GAMEPLAN FOR PREPARING FOR XAT FROM NOW ON? I AM GOOD IN DM ALWAYS GET 9/10 QUESTIONS RIGHT. SO APART FROM THAT HOW MUST I PREPARE? SOMEONE PLZ ANSWER THIS QUESTION
satyaprakash : The most logical way forward is for you to go through the XAT papers of the last 3 years. Your doing so will result in an answer to your question.


asif : WHAT IS THE PLACEMENT STATUS IN MBA(ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT) SECTOR.
bharat : most sectoral programs, esp from not-so good colleges, are not doing well... always avoid such programs as job opportunities are subject to sector performance and hence, are not stable.


belvi : WHICH IITS ACCEPT NON ENGINEERS?
bharat : already answered; check transcript


belvi : SIR WHEN WILL THE GDPI INTERVIEW WORKSHOP BEGIN? AFTER CAT RESULTS?
amitpoddar : from December onwards...


pranjal : WHAT ARE THE TOP COLLEGES THROUGH NMAT?
thomas : nmims mumbai, blore, hyderabad and xim


asif : ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT FROM SYMBIOSIS IS RIGHT OPTION FOR DOING MBA
amitpoddar : very specific area...jobs are limited...


ghosh : PLACEMENT PERCENTAGE OF CHRIST,BANGALORE?IS IT A GOOD COLLEGE?
amitpoddar : average + college.Try to create better options for yourself...


sharath12 : SIR I AM AB.TECH STUDENT..I GOT PLACE IN A SOFTWARE JOB..SHOULD I GO FOR JOB OR DO MBA..(I AM EXPECTING TO QUALIFY FOR XIM BHUBANESWAR BASED ON MY CAT SCORE)??
thomas : if you are working in one of the top it companies, leave the job only for a top 10 or top 15 college


sharath12 : IS XAVIER INST OF MANAGEMENT,BHUBANESWAR (XIMB) A GOOD PLACE FOR MBA??
amitpoddar : yes ,it is...


sharath12 : IS MANORAMA GK MATERIAL SAME AS TIME GK MAGAZINES ...
amitpoddar : Static part may be similar...


sharath12 : DOES SAME DOMICILE STATE PUT AN ADVANTAGE IN SELECTION PROCESS?
amitpoddar : At some places like CET Maharashtra where reservation is defined..


harshika : I AM TARGETING 99.99 OR 100 %ILE IN CAT(10TH & 12TH-90+ AND GRAD 77%). THIS IS MY 3RD AND FINAL ATTEMPT(1ST-97%ILE, 2ND-90%ILE & IN AIMCATS RANGING FROM 93-99%ILE). ALTHOUGH TARGETING IIMS ONLY, I FILLED FORMS FOR XAT, IIFT AND SNAP(FOR THEIR TOP COLLEGES ONLY). ALSO WILL FILL SPJIMR, MDI AND FMS. CAN U PLS TELL ME IF I AM MISSING OUT ANY FORM OR COLLEGE THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST B-SCHOOL?
feroz : With such an aspiration, these are the only colleges. All the best!


sharath12 : SIR GIVING MHCET THOUGH NOT HAVING DOMICILE IS GOOD IDEA OR SHOULD LEAVE IT
satyaprakash : Writing an entrance exam is always a good idea. And even if you don't have a domicile certificate, you can always apply for the All-India level seats.


ghosh : IS TIME CARRIER MAGANIZE IS ENOUGH FOR XAT AND OTHER EXAM(WHICH HAS CURRENT AFFAIRS SECTION)?
amitpoddar : last 8-9 months magazine and the static GK booklet in the material can be a good starting point.Do some online reading as well.


asif : XIME BANGLORE IS GOOD PLACE FOR MBA
amitpoddar : average package 6.5 lacs


anjali : HOW TO SELECT TO GOOD B SCHOOL
amitpoddar : We have grouped B schools on our website.Depending on your calibre u can fill some forms.


vidut : WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN REGULAR MBA AND EXECUTIVE MBA.
amitpoddar : Executive MBA requires 2+ yrs of work ex and it is normally one year program.


ghosh : @AMITPODDAR,I AM GETTING ONLY 70-75 PERCENTILE TILL NOW...SO I AM VERY TENSE FR THESE.
amitpoddar : you have 2 more months to go.We see students every year who move on from 70 to 90%ile...all the best...


sharath12 : XIM BHUBANESWAR VS FORE SCHOOL DELHIII
bharat : XIMB is ahead of FORE on all parameters -- quality of education and placements.


sharath12 : PLACEMENT WISE HOW ARE NMIMS BANGLORE AND HYDERABAD
thomas : nmims blore has an average placement of 8-9 lakhs while hyd would be around 6-7.hyderabad does not have full placements


arpit : WHAT ARE THE CUT OFFS OF LIBA,CHENNAI CAT AND XAT?
amitpoddar : 75 around


asif : CUTOFF FOR XIME BANGLORE
amitpoddar : 75 around


ghosh : THANK U @AMITPODDAR SIR...
amitpoddar : u r welcome....


sumit23694 : SIR, MY 10TH %AGE IS 74.10% 12TH IS 58.40% B.TECH IS 69.26%. HOW MUCH I HAVE TO SCORE IN ALL THE SECTIONS AND OVERALL IN CAT TO GET CALL FROM NEW AND OLD IIMS. I BELONG TO SC CATEGORY
bharat : anything above 90%ile overall (with sectionals over 75%ile) is a very good score -- esp because your acad are not great.


pranjal : APART FROM FILLING EXAMS FORM SUCH AS CAT,XAT,NMAT ETC. DO I HAVE TO FILL SEPARATE COLLEGE FORMS FOR NMIMS,FSM,IMI ETC?
amitpoddar : yes...u need to fill individual forms as well...


sharath12 : WHAT WILL BE CUT OFF FOR NEW IIMS ?? ARE THEY AS GOOD AS OTHER IIMS??
satyaprakash : Dear Sharath, don't expend precious mental energy on aspects that you have no control over. My sincere advice to you is to focus on your preparations so that you get a very high %ile & get calls from every b-school that you apply to. All the best!


pranjal : @AMITPODDAR SIR CAN YOU THROW SOME MORE LIGHT ON IT. AS IN WHICH COLLEGES FORMS SHOULD BE FILLED?
amitpoddar : Through CAT-MDI,FMS,IMT,FORE,BIMTECH,etc. Through XAT-XLRI,XIM,LIBA,etc. CMAT-KJ somaya,IFMR,great lakes,etc...


ankita : I AM NOT INTERESTED IN MBA IN HR. SHOULD I APPLY FOR SCHMRD?
amitpoddar : SCMHRD has other specializations as well....


harshika : @FEROZ SIR- WILL MY GRAD(BTECH-77%)%AGE MATTER FOR A,B,C EVEN AFTER SCORING 99.99+ IN CAT? THE PREVIOUS QSTN I ASKED WAS BCZ THERE ARE CHANCES OF THIS HAPPENING AT (98+ %ILE) BELONGING TO GN CATEGORY. WHICH COLLEGES WILL BE A SURE SHOT IN SUCH A CASE?
feroz : Do not worry on these points as of now. Go for it. At 98%ile, you should be getting multiple calls


csr : CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE TISSNET EXAM DATE AND REGISTRATION DEADLINE?
bharat : not released yet; but keep visiting this page - http://www.time4education.com/local/articlecms/notifications.php


nick : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR THANK YOU VERY MUCH , I WILL SURELY PAY ATTENTION TO ALL THE MINUTE DETAILS.
satyaprakash : That should, ideally, be enough for you to come up with a winning strategy. And I truly hope that it is. In any case, never shy away from approaching a faculty member for guidance. Keep the faith!


saransh : IS HUGE BATCH SIZE IN B SCHOOL IS AN ISSUE FOR PLACMENTS
amitpoddar : yes,it is anybody's guess.


rks : HOW IS THE BASIC AIMCAT TESTS DIFFERENT FROM ENHANCED AIMCAT TESTS?
feroz : More number of AIMCATs in enhanced pkg


abhi : SIR I AM FROM DEFENCE BACKGROUND AND HEARD THAT FMS HAS 10% RESERVATION UNDER CW CATEGORY. AFTER READING THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, SEEMS I BELONG TO CW-5 CATEGORY. IT IS WRITTEN THAT "WARDS OF EX-SERVICEMEN AND SERVING PERSONNEL INCLUDING POLICE PERSONNEL WHO ARE IN RECEIPT OF GALLANTRY AWARDS". BUT MY FATHER IS NOT THE RECIPIENT OF GALLANTRY AWARD. SO AM I ELIGIBLE FOR IT? I AM NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER GALLANTRY AWARD IS ONLY FOR POLICE PERSONNEL OR BOTH.
bharat : Abhi, please check with the FMS admissions committee -- sort of grey area for us too.


harshika : @FEROZ SIR- I ALSO HAVE 1 YEAR EXPERIENCE FROM TCS AS OF NOW AND CONSIDERING THAT I WILL PERFORM ABOVE AVERAGE IN GD/PI ROUNDS.
feroz : There are so many parameters apart from percentile that come into play. I'd suggest, you better sit with a faculty and discuss these points in detail. i am sure, one on one discussion will be a better thing in your case


abhi : HOW IS NIBM? WHAT IS THE CUTOFF FOR OBC-NC?
amitpoddar : It is a specialised program on Bank Mgmt.Cut offs are around 75-80 %ile.


aryan : SIR, WHAT WILL BE THE CUTOFF FOR XAHR THROUGH NMAT?
amitpoddar : Difficult to say eight now.....may be around 170-180


mannu : HELLO SIR,I HAVE SCORED 159 IN MY FIRST NMAT MOCK,WHICH IS FAR TOO LOWER THAN THE CUTOFF FOR NMIMS MUMBAI.HOW SHOULD I WORK NOW TO GET UPTO IT?
amitpoddar : the level of questions is not that high in NMAT.Focus more on the number of genuine attempts and speed.Practise from the basic booklets.


asif : I HAVE DONE POST GRADUATION DIPLOMA IN THERMAL POWER PLANT BUT DID NOT PLACED.SO I AM PREPARING FOR MBA. IS IT GOOD DECISION IN THE WAY MY CAREER
satyaprakash : An MBA from a good b-school is always a welcome addition to one's resume. As far as it's relevance to your career is concerned, it depends completely on your career aspirations.


abhishekmanil : WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON UNIVERSAL BUSINESS SCHOOL(UBS) MUMBAI?
feroz : Did not feature last year in T.I.M.E. B-school categorization


mridu : GOOD EVENING I M TAKING CAT FOR THE SECOND TIME I STUDYING WELL BUT MY AIMCAT SCORE IS NT IMPROVING AT ALL I SOLVING ALL THE QUESTIONS IN DA MATERIAL BUT STILL IT IS NT IMPROVING I M LITTLE WEAK IN QUANT SO I M GIVING MORE TIME TO IT BUT STILL MY SCORE IS NT IMPROVING I M DOING QUITE WELL IN OTHER 2 SECTION WT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGEY PLZZ HELP ME
bharat : Please meet with faculty at your TIME office. We are sure our faculty will help you do well.


mridu : I HVE ENROLLED IN TEST SERIES I COMPLETED TIME MATERIAL FOR RC WHAT R THE OTHER MATERIAL I CAN GO THROUGH 2 IMPROVE MY SPEED
feroz : TIME material is more than sufficient


rks : WHICH NEWSPAPER TO READ FOR IMPROVING ON VARC?
revanth : Hi RKS.With two months to go, please concentrate on TIME material instead of reading newspapers.


rg : SIR, HOW ARE DFS AND DSE DELHI AND WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR THESE ?
bharat : DSE - 92%ILE; DFS cutoff at 90%ile.


abhishekmanil : OK FEROZ SIR, ITS A NEW B-SCHOOL STARTED IN KARJAT, MUMBAI. GIVEN THEIR QUALIFICATION OFFERS, WHAT DO YOU FEEL WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER TOP B SCHOOLS.
satyaprakash : There is a reason why we haven't included it in our list of b-schools. And that is the lack of data. Tie-ups are no guarantee of pedagogy. If you are looking for some kind of assurance from us so that you feel it is ok to apply to it, you are in the wrong place. There are plenty of B-schools that commence their operations every year. Please know that we are not in the business of speculation. We help out students make informed decisions. And why are you focusing on this b-school instead of pouring all your efforts into getting as high a %ile as possible? Do well in CAT and get admission to a top-ranked b-school. All the best!


abhi : PERCENTILE FOR DFS AND DSE(IB) UNDER OBC-NC? WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
amitpoddar : They are almost at the same level.DFS provides MBA in financial management and DSE has courses on International business and HRD.Based on ur inclination u can choose between the two.


debu : HOW CAN I ACHIEVE CONSISTENCY IN MOCK SCORE IN ALL 3 SECTIONS ? MY AIMCAT % RANGING FROM 70-80 AS OF NOW ?
feroz : Solve as many sectional tests as possible. You will feel comfortable


jo : BEAT COLLEGES FOR MBA IN IT OTHER THAN SCIT?
bharat : almost all top colleges offer specialisation in Systems -- look at SPJIMR, which offers PGDM in IT


abhi : SURE BHARAT SIR. THANK YOU. CAN YOU SUGGEST SOME OTHER COLLEGES FOR DEFENCE WARDS?
bharat : SIMS; Army Institute, Kolkata.


harshika : THANK YOU FEROZ SIR FOR YOUR INSIGHTS. YES, WILL DO THAT FOR SURE.
feroz : Never mind


kumar : PLEASE LIST ME THR GOOD COLLEGE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS?
amitpoddar : IIFT,DSE,FORE IB,SIIB....


abhishekmanil : THANKS SATYAPRAKASH SIR FOR ENLIGHTENING ME. WILL TRY TO GET INTO A GOOD B-SCHOOL WITH A GOOD %TILE.
satyaprakash : We wish you all the very best of luck! Do well!


abhi : PERCENTILE FOR DFS AND DSE(IB) UNDER OBC-NC? WHICH ONE IS BETTER? REPLY SIR
feroz : Around 90 percentile for DFS and 92 for DSE


debu : % PERCENTILE REQUIRED FOR NC-OBC FOR IIM ABC , FOR A MALE CANDIDATE WITH GOOD ACADS + 3 YEAR WORK EX ?
bharat : around 90%ile


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