T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for OMETs ( XAT,SNAP,NMAT,IIFT etc )!
(Chat Transcript)

sune : HOW GOOD IS A SCORE OF 168 IN 2ND NMAT MOCK TEST?
thomas : the score is ok. you need to look at the percentile.95+is very good and 90+ is good in terms of percentile.


isanchit : HI SIR, CAT EXAM AND OTHER OMET EXAMS REQUIRE COMPLETE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES AS TIME LIMIT AND QUESTION VARIES DRASTICALLY HOW TO SWITCH B/W THEM?
vjs : after completing the basic material give as many mocks as possible to understand the pattern and fix a strategy.


bhavik : SIR MY MOCK NMAT SCORE IS ONLY 160... IT IS EQUIVALENT TO HOW MANY MARKS FOR ACTUAL NMAT ? ALSO WHAT SHOULD BE THE SCORE IN MOCK NMAT TO REACH FINAL SCORE OF 210 IN ACTUAL NMAT?
thomas : look at your percentile. 95 percentile should be nearly equal to 210 score and 90 should be nearly equal to 200.


shamili : GOOD EVENING SIR, DO WE HAVE SAME QUANT PORTION FOR XAT?
sumanta : yes same as that of CAT


isanchit : AIMNMAT AND GOT 159 IS IT GOOD ENOUGH?
thomas : not enough if you are aiming for nmims mumbai.


bhavik : SIR SHOULD ONE ATTEMPT DI KIND OF QUESTIONS IN NMAT AS THEY TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND WE HAVE MANY QUESTIONS IN HAND...
asim : Depends on what are the other options, my suggestion is keep an open mind, decide on the test day depending on the composition of the test.


dlca6ox28 : SIR WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY TO REVISE THE SYLLABUS ?
krishnendu : 1. Make a list of all the topics in terms of your strong, moderately strong and weak areas. Then start with weak, moderate and then revise the strongest area.


bhavik : SIR MY PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT IS VARYING FROM 75 TO 85 RANGE... I HAVE COMPLETED ALMOST SYLLABUS BUT STILL I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE 90+ PR...SHOULD THIS MEAN I AM NOT ABLE TO CRACK CAT AND START PREPARING FOR OMETS ONLY....RIGHT NOW I PREPARE ONLY FOR CAT...PLEASE PROVIDE SOME GUIDANCE SIR...
anujkhanna : first of all try to find out the reason why there is so much variation in aimcat scores and try to analyse your aimcat properly. Take help from your respective faculty members if you are not clear with topics and with every aimcat score should improve. Focusing of OMET is equally important aand dont loose hope for CAT.


mohammed : WHEN WILL THE AIMCAT 1709 RESULTS BE OUT ?
thomas : TOMORROW.


anmol0894 : I HAVE TAKEN MY NMAT SLOT IN DECEMBER..RIGHT NOW JUST FOCUSSING ON CAT PREP.. WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FOR OTHER EXAMS?
asim : Except for the section on Logical Reasoning, all the other sections of NMAT get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. Also, 120 questions in120 minutes means that the candidate needs to be really quick in solving the questions. The questions in reasoning section of NMAT are: · Series, Analogies, Odd man out, Coding & Decoding, Symbols & Notations and missing numbers in the figures. · Analytical puzzles (Linear arrangement, Circular arrangement, Distribution,Comparisons and Selections) · Critical reasoning (Assumptions, Conclusions, Inferences, Strong & Weak arguments, Courses of action, Cause & Effect, Assertions and Reasons,Deductions, Input / Output, Decision Making) and Venn Diagrams The CAT students have received the reasoning Study Material - SM 1001705 andSM1001707 (both with solutions). SM 1001707 covers the topics - Series, Analogies, Odd man out, Coding & Decoding, Symbols & Notations and missing numbers in the figures. These topics were introduced to the CAT students in Logic Basics - 7 (LAHO 1001707). One can quickly get thorough with these topics by solving the exercises from SM 1001707. Particularly the questions based on Coding & Decoding and Symbols & Notations test the speed of the students. SM 1001705 has two exercises for each of the topics in analytical puzzles. There was a thorough discussion of each of these kind of puzzles in Logic Basics - 1, 2, 3 and 4 (LAHO 1001701, 02, 03 and 04) and in LAPEs and LATs. Venn Diagrams are discussed in Logic Basics 5 and 6 (LAHO 1001705 and 06). Both SM 1001705 and SM 1001707 have exercises on Venn Diagrams. Students may solve the exercises from SM 1001707 first and then from SM 1001705. As far as NMAT pattern is concerned, exercise from SM 1001707 is more relevant. Among the critical reasoning topics, Assumptions, Conclusions, Inferences, and Strong & Weak arguments were discussed in LR classes for CAT students. For the topics, Courses of Action, Cause & Effect, and Assertions & Reasons, if the students want to refer to some extra material apart from the T.I.M.E. Material, he / she can take the help of Critical Reasoning book authored by M.K. Pandey.However, these extra materials should be referred to only after the student has exhausted the T.I.M.E. Material.The questions based on deductions are different from the deductions questions given in CAT. These questions need to be solved using Venn Diagrams. For these questions and Input / Output & Decision Making questions, students can refer to the reasoning book SM1001707. Finally, T.I.M.E.’s OMETs for NMAT are perhaps the best source for preparation.They are very close to the actual NMAT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers as they provide very good exam practice to the candidates. The candidates can accustom themselves to the NMAT pattern by taking these mocks.


anmol0894 : I HAVE TAKEN MY NMAT SLOT IN DECEMBER..RIGHT NOW JUST FOCUSSING ON CAT PREP.. WHAT SHOULD BE DONE FOR OTHER EXAMS?
supratim : Steps : 1) Have a look in the paper pattern 2) Write some mock papers on the pattern of NMAT and any other exam you are going to write. 3) Read MBA Education & career magazine to improve GK 4) Please take corrective action to improve score based on strength weakness analysis .


sid : HELLO SIR, COULD YOU PLEASE TELL WHICH ARES TO PRIMARILY FOCUS FOR SNAP 2016, AND HOW WILL IT BE DIFFERENT FROM CAT?
sumanta : SNAP is almost similar to CAT as far as QA,VA and DI sections. Only difference will be of Current Affairs.


sid : HELLO SIR, COULD YOU PLEASE TELL WHICH ARES TO FOCUS ON FOR NMAT?
vjs : There is no correct answer to that. Learn more concepts, develop your skills in multiple topics.


kappa : SIR HOW WOULD BE CMAT EXAM
thomas : much easier than cat. time should not be an issue at all.


amish : HOW TO TACKLE A SPEED BASED EXAM LIKE NMAT WHERE WE HAVE LESS THAN A MINUTE FOR QUESTIONS OF ENGLISH AND ALMOST A MINUTE FOR LR?
krishnendu : It is true that time limit is less for this exam, but you need to start practicing moderately difficult sets under tight time limits. That would make you faster and


vivian : SNAP'S LEVEL HAS BEEN CONSTANTLY INCREASING. CAN WE EXPECT AN INCREASE THIS YEAR AS WELL?
krishnendu : That is difficult to answer. However, it is wise to prepare for a tougher paper, just in case.


varun : SIR,HOW DO I STUDY FOR GK FOR IIFT?
thomas : have a look at the previous years papers to get a feel of the type of qns asked.you can refer to our magazine and the manorama year book.


gaurav : ARE IBS HYDERABAD AND NAARSEE MONJEE GOOD COLLEGES?
thomas : ibs hyd is no where near the standard of nmims mumbai. nmims would be ranked in the top 15 in the country.


anmol0894 : WHICH AREAS TESTED ARE RELATIVELY MORE DIFFICULT IN XAT?
asim : No one can predict difficulty level of any exam, if you prepare hard, then in any case you will be able to secure a good percentile.


abc : HI.
thomas : what is your question?


dlca6ox28 : SIR WHAT SCORE IN MOCK NMAT WILL BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
thomas : 200+


tanya : HOW TO PREPARE FOR SNAP CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR FOR LAST 2 YEARS
anujkhanna : In addition to reading newspapers regularly, Use the magazines provided by TIME. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. use Manorama & CSR Year Book.


amish : WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY TO PREPARE FOR NMAT?
charlton : Same preparation as the CAT. But there are no negative marks in NMAT. The DI in NMAT will be simple but calculation intensive. The Verbal-RC will have a lot of parts of speech, grammar etc and 2 RC passages with 4 questions each.


vivian : SNAP'S LR PREPARATION TIPS?
asim : For the section on Logical Reasoning, it would be advisable for students to revise concepts pertaining to Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Verbal Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Strengthening & weakening arguments, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. For the section on Logical Reasoning, it would be advisable for students to revise concepts pertaining to Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Verbal Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Strengthening & weakening arguments, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. One need to be thorough with all topics of Analytical puzzles, Deductions, Connectives and cubes. The CAT students have received the reasoning study material - SM 1001705 with solutions. This SM has two exercise for each of these topics. There was a thorough discussion on each of these kinds of questions in Logic Basics classes (LRHO 1001701, 02, LRHO 03, 04, 06, 07 08 and 09), and in LAPEs & LATs. The questions based on Strengthening & Weakening arguments were discussed in LR classes. Non-Verbal, Blood Relations, Number Series, Coding & Decoding and analogies have been discussed in logical reasoning basics -7 and 8 (LRHO 100107 and 08). The practice exercises for these topics are given inSM 1001707. There have been occasions where the puzzles from puzzles book by George Summers have appeared in the SNAP test paper. The Missing numbers in the figure are regular questions in SNAP. The concepts learned in Number Series help in solving these questions.


123 : DOES THE ACCURACY RATE IN THE NMAT EXAM HAS ANY EFFECT AT ALL THROUGHOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS OF NMIMS
sumanta : No.


bhavik : SIR LEVEL OF AIMNMAT IS AT PAR WITH ACTULA NMAT OR WHAT?
vjs : Yes!


cat2016aspirant : HELLO SIR,
sumanta : hi. please post your query


abhay : IIFT IS EASIER THAN CAT OR SAME LEVEL?
asim : No one can predict difficulty level of any exam, if you prepare hard, then in any case you will be able to secure a good percentile.Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of IIFT get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.


varun : WHAT IS THE MARKING SCHEME OF IIFT?
thomas : the qns in each section will have a different mark.refer to a previous paper to have a better idea.


sune : SHOULD WE MAINTAIN THE ACCURACY IN NMAT OR ATTEMPT ALL THE 120 QUESTIONS?
thomas : attempt all the qns as there is no negative marking.


ashi : FOR IIFT,NMAT AND XAT WHAT SHOUD I DO DIFFERENT FROM FOR CAT?
sumanta : you have to do current affairs. In XAT you have to write an essay and have to prepare for Decision Making section.


sune : DOES SECTIONAL CUT OFF APPLIES IN ALL THE OMETS?
anujkhanna : Not in every OMET / It will also depend upon the college you have chosen.


abc : HI SIR.I AM GETTING 95%IN AIMCAT.BEING A NC OBC WITH 89,71AND 84 WITH 3 YEAR WORK EXPERIENCE MALE ENGNEEERING STUDENT.IS THIS MUCH SUFFICIENT AT THIS STAGE TO GET A CALL FROM IIM ABC. THIS IS MY FIRST AND LAST ATTMEPT FOR CAT OR SHALL I TAKE LEAVE FOR 1 MONTH NOW AND PREPARE RIGOROUSLY FOR CAT AS I HAVE TO GO TO OFFC ALSO SO I CAN NOT FOCUS MORE OR SHALL I TAKE LEAVE LEAVE AFTER CAT EXAM FOR GD/PI PREP. THIS IS MY FIRST AND LAST ATTEMPT PLZ HELP..
supratim : Take 10/15 days leave now and improve your score further . Why to take any chance ? Maximize your score in CAT first . Write online sectional tests to best utilize the available time you have. All The Best!


varun : SIR,WHERE ARE TIME GK MAGAZINES AVAILABLE?
charlton : At the T.I.M.E. Centre. They are also given to students periodically in the class.


aditikamra : WHAT IS THE USE OF OMETS?
vjs : Gives an understanding about other management tests.


vivian : IS XAT'S PATTERN SAME AS LAST YEAR?
sumanta : XAT 2017 will be on the similar pattern like last few years. It will have four sections (i) Verbal and Logical Ability (ii) Decision Making (iii) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (iv) General Knowledge.


cat2016aspirant : I HAD APPLIED FOR NMAT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHETHER I HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FEES FOR APPLYING TO NMIMS, MUMBAI? WILL IT BE COVERED IN THE NMAT FEES?
anujkhanna : You have to fill it separate fees for colleges as well.


dlca6ox28 : SIR MY AVERAGE AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS AROUND 85...DO I STAND A CHANCE OF GETTING IIM CALLS?
vjs : assuming a best take off preparation.


saurabh : DOES FMS ACCEPT CAT ANY OTHER?
thomas : only cat score.


bucky : DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO GIVE GMAT BY NEXT MONTH, BUILD ON PROFILE FOR THE NEXT 2-3 YEARS. THEN APPLY TO COLLEGES WITH THE SAME GMAT SCORE
krishnendu : Most of the colleges would look for current GMAT score. So it is advisable to take GMAT in the year you plan to apply.


aditikamra : WHAT ARE THE MAIN TOPICS OF GK TO BE COVERED FOR THE PREPARATION OF IIFT?
krishnendu : Topics would a be a mix of current and static gk. You need to be aware of last one year's current affairs.


dlca6ox28 : SIR WHEN DO WE HAVE TO FILL FORMS FOR MDI,IMT,SP JAIN, JAMNALAL BAJAJ,IIT-B?
charlton : The dates will be intimated to you by email.


sune : IN WHICH OMETS DOES SECTIONAL CUT OFF DOESN'T APPLY?
thomas : SNAP.


varun : FOR WHICH COLLEGES DO WE HAVE TO APLLY BEFORE THE RESPECTIVE EXAM?
anujkhanna : Every college has a different dates. Keep checking our website for updates on different colleges.


khan : HI, 1)CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME A STRATEGY THAT WILL HELP ME DECIPHER THE RC PASSAGES (BEARING IN MIND THAT THEY ARE ONLY TWO MONTHS LEFT). 2) HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR SNAP GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTION WHICH FOR 50MARKS ALSO SNAP GD PREPARATION ?
supratim : Strategy works best with knowledge . Read 2 RC everyday . Try to find out the purpose of writing the passage at the first place. Please do read news papers everyday & read MBA education & career magazine to improve GK.


sune : IS ACCURACY COUNTED ANYWHERE?
charlton : Yes accuracy matters a lot.


123 : IIFT HAS SECTIONAL CUT OFFS? PARTICULARLY FOR GK?
sumanta : sectional cut offs are there for each section.


mohammed : WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I EXPECT WITH 149 IN 1709 ?
thomas : should be close to 95. the test was on the easier side.


varun : I AM GETTING 85-95 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS ,HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT IN THE FINAL EXAM?
thomas : 90-98 for the same level of performance.


bhavs : GOOD EVENING SIR, SIR I GET AROUND 75-80 PERCENTILE .. SO MY FIRST QUESTION IS WILL I GET THROUGH NMAT/SNAP? AND MY SECOND QUESTION IS IS 2.5 MONTHS SERIOUS STUDY ENOUGH TO CRACK NMAT/SNAP?
charlton : Yes it should be possible for you to get in provided you continue to work hard. In SNAP you would need a score of 110 out of 180 to get into SIBM.


sukhesh : SIR, DO WE NEED TO APPLY SEPARATELY FOR IITS OR GIVING CAT EXAM IS SUFFICIENT?
thomas : you need to apply separately though cat is the qualifying exam.


prateek : SIR PLZZ HELP ME ABOUT VERBAL REASONING?
gouri : what problems are you facing with verbal reasoning?


sune : LEVEL OF AIMCAT 1710?
thomas : slightly easier than last year cat.


lakshay : I HAVE GIVEN 7 AIMCATS AND MY AVERAGE PERCENTILE IS 85. THE HIGHEST PERCENTILE I HAVE SCORED SO FAR IS 94. WITH 2 MONTHS LEFT FOR THE EXAM HOW MUCH I CAN EXPECT IN THE FINAL CAT EXAM? ANY RANGE?
supratim : You can improve your score considerably if you apply right method. Steps : 1) Please make and maintain an excel sheet of your AIMCAT performance 2) Find out your weak areas , section wise . 3) Take measures to improve on weak areas 4) Please do write online sectional tests .


mud1 : SIR AM SCORING DECENT MARKS IN AIMCATS IN DILR VARC SECTION BUT NOT ABLE TO SCORE IN QA CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO IMPROVE QA...
sumanta : 1) Find out the topics from where you are leaving out the questions on a consistent basis. Go through the concepts. 2) Find out your accuracy rate. Check which are the types of questions for which you are making mistakes on a regular basis. Make a plan so as to avoid them. 3)Find out how good your scanning skills are. Work on them if required.


priyam : DEAR SIR/MADAM, WHAT WAS THE LEVEL OF AIMCAT 1709?
thomas : all sections were easier than last year cat.lr and di were much easier while the others were very close.


sune : WHAT WERE THE SECTIONAL CUTOFFS OF IIFT LAST YEAR?
asim : VA/RC-8.75,LR/DI-4.3, QT-4.3,GA-0.82


sid : SYMBIOSIS CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFERS MBA (DATA SCIENCES AND DATA ANALYTICS) IN IS A GOOD COURSE?
srinivasbelvi : Only handful of B-Schools offer such specialised courses. Symbiosis is one of them.


dlca6ox28 : WHAT SHOULD BE THE FREQUENCY OF GIVING MOCK TESTS?
thomas : if you are also giving the online advanced tests, at least one every day.


v91 : SIR, HOW TO MASTER LR FOR EXAMS LIKE CAT AND CMAT?
charlton : Only Practice will help after you have understood the concepts and the overall strategy.


mud1 : SIR CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST FEW CHAPTERS TO STUDY IN QA TO GET DECENT MARKS IN CAT....
sumanta : Equation, Percentage, Time work, Time distance, geometry, numbers, average, Coordinate geometry, function, permutation combination, probability, QE, Series.....


saurabh : I HAVE FILLED CAT XAT NMAT SNAP AND IIFT FORMS. APART FROM CAT SYLLABUS WHAT SHOULD I EXTRA PREPARE FOR ? PLEASE GIVE A DETAILED STRATEGY!!
anujkhanna : for most of the exams syllabus remains almost same although few of these exams like snap and xat will have GK Xat will have decision making(extra topic). Kindly go through the last years papers of these exams to have clear idea of question variety and prepare accordingly.


sune : WAS AIMCAT 1709 EASIER THAN AIMCAT 1710?
thomas : yes.


cat : SIR CAN I GET 90+ PERCENTILE IN CAT IF I ONLY SOLVE ALL THE AMCATS ONLY
tarannumraza : First you go through the fundamentals of each section.Then attempt the AIMCATs & analyse your performance- identifying weak areas & strong areas.This will help you better your score .


neel_gadre : HELLO SIR, WHAT SHOULD BE MY PREPARATION STRATEGY AS I HAVE THE NMAT EXAM SCHEDULED IN 30 DAYS
srinivasbelvi : Build your speed as you got to solve large number of easy to medium level of difficulty type of questions.


khan : I WAS SUGGESTED BY ONE OF THE TIME'S MENTORS TO PREPARE SM101007 FOR QUANT AS I AM WEAK IN QUANT SECTION AND HAVE LESS TIME . DOES THE SAME THING APPLIES TO OTHER EXAMS (SNAP AND NMAT).
sumanta : yes


sweetie : SIR IAM VERY MUCH SCARED OF CAT AND GAVE UP IT AND NOW APPLIED FOR XAT AND NMAT.I WANNA FOCUS ON ANY ONE EXAM AND GRAB IT AT ANY COST PLZ SUGGEST ONE IN THE 2 ABOVE EXAMS AND ITS PREPARATION
tarannumraza : Don't give up on CAT.For any exam ,you need to prepare well.The effort you put in will not go waste,rather it will help you score better in other exams.Of CAT/XAT/NMAT, NMAT is considered to be an easy exam....but then only for those who have prepared well. So don't give up.There are still 2 months to go for CAT.Take the help of your faculty.All the best.


priyam : DEAR SIR/MADAM, IS THERE ANY RESERVATION POLICY IN MDI AND IMT?
srinivasbelvi : No


krishrama : WHAT TOPICS ARE DIFFERENT IN NMAT AS EACH OF US ARE MAINLY PREPARING FOR CAT?
charlton : Similar syllabus for NMAT and CAT. NMAT will have more easy LR puzzles and VA question types.


palash : IS THERE A NEED TO WORK ON MY CALCULATIONS FROM SPEED ENHANCEMENT BOOK OF TIME AS I AM TARGETING PARTICULARLY FOR IIFT OR NORMAL CALCULATIONS WOULD BE SUFFICE AS I AM LIL BIT COMFORTABLE WITH NUMBERS
sumanta : Normal calculations will not be sufficient. Practice it from study material.


varun : WHERE DO I GET THE DATES FOR APPLICATION TO COLLEGES ON THE TIME SITE?
tarannumraza : On the T.I.M.E. homepage, under the heading 'notifications', you will see all the dates


abc : THANKS SUPRATIM SIR. IS 95% PERCENTILE ON AN AVERAGE IN AIMCAT AT THIS STAGE FINE (89/71/84(10/12/BTECH)) WITH 3 YEAR WORK EXPERIENCE. I AM THINKING OF APPLYING TO CAT, IIFT AND XAT ONLY. BEING NC OBC ENGINEERING MALE I MIGHT GET SOME RESERVATION IN CAT AND IIFT. SO, I AM NOT PLANNING TO TAKE NMAT AND SNAP ETC. IS IT OKAY??
supratim : Write those exams as well. You can always decide of not joining them later next year if you get the final select . Please remember that we can not reject what we do not have. I think with corrective measures you can reach 99 percentile or above. Lets try for it. We can only plan to be first in class. Getting second position is an accident , can not be planned.


abcd : HOW SHOULD I MANAGE MY COLLEGE ALONG WITH CAT AS I AM UNABLE TO GIVE MUCH TIME TO CAT SO IT IS BECOMING A TOUGH TASK FOR ME DAY TO DAY
charlton : You will have to make 2 hours atleast available for CAT preparation and that too dedicated efforts during that time.


saurabh : LOGICAL REASONING 2 BOOK AND LOT 2 ENOUGH FOR OMETS?
asim : Apart from that also, prepare from the Lot 1 book, handouts, online sectional tests and OMETs.


amrit : SIR,I GAVE 4 PRACTICE OMETS IN WHICH I SCORED AN AVERAGE OF 210. IS IT GOOD ENOUGH AS PER ACTUAL NMAT OR PAPER IS USUALLY TOUGHER THAN THESE OMETS??
charlton : It is good enough. Our Tests are on par with the actual NMAT. Make sure that your score does not fall in the remaining tests that you plan to take.


mohammed : WILL READING THE TIME MAGAZINES, GK BOOKLET AND PAPERS ALONG WITH MANORAMA BE ENOUGH PREPARATION TO CRACK THE GK SECTION ?
anujkhanna : It will be enough.


dlca6oz77 : HELLO SIR/MAAM IN THE LATEST AIMNMAT WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY TIME DURING 17TH - 19TH OCTOBER, I SCORED 141.
thomas : the score is on the lower side. 200+ is a good score.


varun : DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR IIFT BEFORE THEIR EXAMS?
gouri : yes you do


vivian : MICAT PREPARATION TIPS(WRITING PART).
kapildixit : creative Writing: Typically, there are 3-5 essay type questions. Atleast two of them will be about a sociological topic which have been in the news lately. There is no right or wrong answer. You need to be well versed with Essay structures and must be a good reader.


krishrama : SIR MY NMAT IS ON 17TH OCT. IS IT GOOD ENOUGH IF I GIVE ONE MOCK TEST EVERYDAY STARTING FROM TODAY?
srinivasbelvi : That would be too much I believe. About 5 mocks will do. You got to do more sectional tests to gain speed. Mocks will help you to get the overall strategy right.


souravroy : I HAVE JUST STARTED MY PREPARATION.I KNOW THERE ARE FEW DAYS LEFT. I AM GETTING QUITE NERVAS,I WANT TO KNOW CAN I START A FRESH FROM NOW TO COMPLETE CAT SYLABUS WITH GIVING MY BEST,I AM TOTALY FREE POSIBLE FROM SIR BY REMAINING DAYS, AND PLZ GUIDE ME SIR,FROM WHERE TO START,HAVE WRITE 3 AIMCAT SCORED AVG SCORE 40-45,GUIDE ME SIR FOR A HIGHER PERCENTILE MORE THAN 95
gouri : yes you could start now and work really hard to see good results....


mohammed : HOW DO I GO ABOUT MEMORIZING THOUSANDS OF WORDS IN THE VOCABULARY SECTION GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINT ?
gouri : do not memorize.... read the words, make sentences with them, revise the previous days wordlist...


niks : MY DI IS VERY WEAK ...WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE IT ??
vjs : Reading instructions carefully and a good grasp of English helps you understand the different instructions quickly. Use of 'atleast' 'atmost' and other key words as per the question can be understood quickly with some practise. revise then concepts of Speed maths and PPL.


99percentile : DOES SYMBIOSIS ACCEPT CAT PERCENTILE? IS CAT SCORE ENOUGH TO ENTER INTO SYMBIOSIS OR WE SHOULD WRITE SNAP?
anujkhanna : you have to write snap / symbiosis will not accept CAT score.


mud1 : SIR AM SCORING DECENT MARKS IN AIMCATS IN DILR VARC SECTION BUT NOT ABLE TO SCORE IN QA CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO IMPROVE QA...CAN YOU SUGGEST CERTAIN CHAPTERS FOR STARTING THAT I MAY FOCUS ON
sumanta : practice the mentioned chapters Equation, Percentage, Time work, Time distance, geometry, numbers, average, Coordinate geometry, function, permutation combination, probability, QE, Series


sune : MY PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS ARE BETWEEN 50-65. SHOULD I APPLY FOR XAT?
asim : Yes, if you are ready to work hard in the remaining days.


juin : HWLLO, WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF APPLYING IN COLLEGES? DO I HAVE TO APPLY INDIVIDUALLY NOW OR AFTER GETTING THE SCORES IN CAT/XAT/NMAT?
asim : Few of them needs to be applied before the results, where as most of them will be available even after the results are announced.


saurabh : THANKYOU @ANUJKHANNA SIR
anujkhanna : Welcome all the best.


mohammed : I LOSE A LOT OF TIME IN DI SECTION WHEN WORKING WITH ALL THOSE NUMBERS AND PERCENTAGES. HOW DO I IMPROVISE ON THAT ?
srinivasbelvi : Do 2 exercises everyday from Speed Math book received with Lot-1. I'm sure that you'll be at ease with calculation in about 2 weeks time.


varun : WHEN DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR FMS,IMT AND IIMS?AFTER OF BEFORE CAT?
anujkhanna : while filling the cat form you have already applied to IIM provided you have ticked there courses FMS / IMT will have separate notification for individual form.


lakshay : WITH CAT I WANT TO GIVE GMAT AS WELL. CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ANY COMMON AREAS I CAN FOCUS ON? WILL PREPARING FOR CAT HELP ME IN CRACKING GMAT BY SOME EXTENT? IS IT ADVISABLE TO PREPARE FOR BOTH?
tarannumraza : The fundamental preparation remains the same,but the paper pattern is different.Also GMAT being a computer adaptive test, the mock test practise as well as strategy is different from CAT. The AWA section in GMAT is also something extra you need to prepare for.


saurabh : THANKYOU @ASIM SIR
asim : Welcome


abcd : HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE DI??
thomas : di can be improved only with practice. solve as many sets as you can.


sune : WHERE IS ACCURACY COUNTED?
krishnendu : It is not counted anywhere.


dlca6oz77 : IN THE LATEST AIMNMAT (I.E. WHICH WAS MY FIRST) I SCORED 141. TALKING SECTION WISE - I GOT LR -17 RIGHT, VA - 13 RIGHT, QUANT -18 RIGHT. THE OVERALL ACCURACY WAS 41% AND I WAS ABLE TO ANSWER 115 QUESTION OUT OF 120. KINDLY PROVIDE ME SOME TIPS TO IMPROVE MY SCORE IN THE UPCOMING AIMNMAT AND THE 4 MOCK NMATS THAT WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY TIME.
srinivasbelvi : You got to select & do about 80-85 questions with about 80% accuracy. Rest can be marked mindlessly to meet the cut-off expected.


krishrama : SIR PLEASE TELL IS MAT WORTH GIVING? ANY GOOD COLLEGES I CAN GET FROM ITS SCORE?
charlton : MAT does not have many good colleges. But Christchurch and Alliance in Bangalore are very good.


cat : HELLO SIR CAN I CRACK IIFT XAT OR SNAP IF I SOLVE ONLY OMETS
supratim : You have to solve SM's , Handouts as well.


vaib : MY PERCENTILES WERE CONSTANTLY AROUND 85 IN THE PREVIOUS AIMCATS BUT IN 1710 IT DROPPED AROUND 65. IS IT A REASON TO WORRY?
asim : No need to feel demotivated, just analyze your performance, figure out the reasons/areas where you did not perform upto the mark and take corrective action.


varun : DOES IIFT HAVE NEGATIVE MARKING?
thomas : yes.


vivian : I ATTEMPT A LOT OF NON-MCQ QUESTIONS IN VA. THIS TAKES MY ACCURACY DOWN BUT NOT MY SCORE. WILL THIS HAMPER MY PERCENTILE?
vjs : There is no -ve marking for Non-MCQ.


bhavik : SIR WHAT PERCENTILE CAN BE EXPECTED WITH SXORE OF 120 IN AIMCAT1709.... VA-52 QA- 47 LRDI- 22 ONLY....SIR WHAT SHOULD I DO TO TAKE IT UPTO 150+?
thomas : should be close to 90.lr di is an issue and you will have to work on that . try to do as many qns as you can.


yashd06 : SIR/MAM, IS IT FEASIBLE TO START PREPARING FOR SNAP 2 MONTHS BEFORE THE EXAM?
krishnendu : If you have been preparing for CAT, you do not need to do anything very different. Just look at the previous year papers and study a little GK.


vivian : MY PERCENTILE VARIES FROM 65 TO 85. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO KEEP IT CONSTANTLY ABOVE 85?
tarannumraza : Analyse the tests where you have scored less & work to improve your weak areas.


kingslayer59 : PLEASE PROVIDE MORE ADVANCED SECTIONAL TESTS FOR VA-RC (1 HR 34 QUESTION TEST)
rahulpinnamaneni : There will be 20 tests altogether, have you attempted all of them?


sune : IS IBSAT EASIER THAN CAT?
krishnendu : yes.


cat : SIR PLZ SOLVE MY QUERY
rahulpinnamaneni : Answered


sowgatabag : SIR 10TH 67% 12TH 60% GRAD FINAL YEAR CIVIL ENGG 70.08%,SC CATAGORY, STARTED PREPARATION SINCE 7DAYS,GOT JOB IN IT 2 LPA BUT INTERESTED IN FMS FOR MARKETING WHAT CAN I DO SIR? CAN I COMPLETE AND SCORE 95+ IF I GIVE MY BEST AND ALSO REJECT JOB FOR PREPARATION ?BASICALLY I AM INTERESTED IN MARKETING JOBS WITH HIGHER SALARY 6 LPA+ HELP ME
supratim : Yes you can . Please do spend at least 4 hours everyday now onwards . Steps : Solve booklets , Write online sectional tests , Write AIMCAT's.


amrit : SIR, WHAT IS THE APPROX CUTOFF OF IMT AND MDI?
asim : Around 90 and 95 respectively ( assuming them to be ghaziabad and Gurgaon campuses ).


99percentile : SIR, I HAD GIVEN MOCK NMAT WITHOUT KNOWING MUCH ABOUT THE SYLLABUS AND PROCEDURE.AND I GOT 132 MARKS, I FELT IT WAS EASY.WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST- SHOULD I WRITE NMAT?
tarannumraza : You may surely take the NMAT.But better preparation is required to get to the cut-off...you should aim for a score above 210.


varun : DOES GK IN IIFT HAVE NEGATIVE MARKING
thomas : yes.


kappa : IS SYMBIOSIS INSTITUTE OF MEDIA COMMUNICATION IS GOOD COURSE TO APPLY IN SNAP
anujkhanna : If one is interested in media / advertising then yes it is a decent college.


sune : ARE THE TIME MAGAZINE AND THE NEWSPAPER ENOUGH FOR PREPERATION OF GK FOR THE OMETS?
anujkhanna : you can also add manorama year book and GAT test for preparation.


sweetie : IS TAKING IBSAT A RIGHT OPTION.I HAVE LISTEN THAT IBS COLLECTS HUGE AMOUNT OF FEE BUT THE PACKAGE IT GIVE IS WORST
rahulpinnamaneni : IBS has a huge batch size, which means not everyone gets a decent placement. You know their ranking, is that the kind of college you want to get into? https://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


abcd : I AM NOT GE STUFTTING GOOD SCORE IN VERBAL.I HAVE DONE A LOT OF STUFF FROM BOOKS BUT IT SEEMS TO BE OF NO USE
krishnendu : Looking at your question, it seems you need to work a lot harder on your verbal skills. Good luck.


lakshay : PGDM OR FULL TIME MBA PROGRAMMES IN INDIAN B SCHOOLS WHICH ACCEPTS GMAT SCORE?
srinivasbelvi : GMAT score is accepted by handful of B-Schools for the programs offered by them. Some offe PGDM program & a few offer MBA.


vivian : @VJS: YES, NO NEGATIVE MARKING BUT WILL THIS HAMPER MY PERCENTILE?
vjs : not as such but you will miss the opportunity of adding to your score.


s : WHAT CAT PERCENTILE CAN I ACCEPT WITH AIMCAT 1709 SCORE 149 VA-40 QA-63 LR/DI-46
thomas : should be close to 95.


varun : IS THERE ANY CUT-OFF FOR THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TO BE ATTEMPTED IN CAT?
anujkhanna : you can attempt as many questions as you want but be careful as there will be negative marking for MCQ


sune : DOES ACCURACY AFFECTS THE SELECTION PROCESS IN ALL THE EXAMS?
gouri : yes...


saransh : XLRI HRM OR TISS MA HRM WHICH ONE IS BEST
anujkhanna : both are top in their respective field if given a choice between them XLRI will be better.


niks : HELLO SIR/MAM WHAT ARE THE GOOD COLLEGES UNDER IBSAT??
rahulpinnamaneni : IBS Mumbai and Hyderabad are decent colleges


saransh : CRITICAL REASIONING & DESICION MAKING IS SAME REGARDING TO XAT
srinivasbelvi : Different


kingslayer59 : SIR PLEASE REPLY MY QUERY..WILL THERE BE MORE TESTS UPLOADED
thomas : you will have 20 advanced tests in va-rc.


raju : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GK IN IIFT, IS MANORAMA LATEST EDITION ENOUGH TO PREPARE FOR THAT
thomas : go through the last five years papers. it will give you a clear idea about the type of qns asked.


hg : I AM ONLY ABLE TO DO 15 DI/LR QUESTIONS WITH 90-95 ACCURACY IS IT GOOD?
thomas : it will depend on the test.in a difficult test it is good.


mac : FROM WHERE I SHOULD PREPARE FOR PGDBA IIMC ENTRANCE TEST, SPECIALLY THOSE CALCULUS PORTION WHICH COMES IN TEST ANY BOOK SUGGESTION
tarannumraza : The starting point will be the basics from the class 11 & 12 books.


ggcb6o166 : SIR I HV FILLED IIFT FORM,DO I HV TO APPLY FOR IIFT DELHI SEPERATELY LIKE OTHER EXAMS?
srinivasbelvi : No


jgns : HELLO SIR .WHAT WAS THE LEVEL OF AIMCAT 1709COMPARED TO CAT? AN IF OUR ACCURACY IS DOWN AND NO NEGATIVES IN ANY SECTION.WILL IT AFFECT PERCENTILE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Percentile only depends on final score. i.e. +3 (correct answers) -1 (wrong answers). Nothing else matters, NO you won't be judged based on your accuracy.


saivignesh : HELLO SIR, WHAT ADDITIONAL PREPARATIONS\STRATEGY MUST BE ADOPTED FOR XAT? WOULD THE REGULAR CAT PREP DO, OR WHAT MORE FOR 99+ PERCENTILE?
thomas : you will need additional prep for the decision making section. we will provide you material for that.


sowgatabag : HELLO 10TH 67% 12TH 60% GRAD FINAL YEAR CIVIL ENGG 70.08%,SC CATAGORY, STARTED PREPARATION SINCE 7DAYS,GOT JOB IN IT 2 LPA BUT INTERESTED IN FMS FOR MARKETING WHAT CAN I DO SIR? CAN I COMPLETE AND SCORE 95+ IF I GIVE MY BEST AND ALSO REJECT JOB FOR PREPARATION ?BASICALLY I AM INTERESTED IN MARKETING JOBS WITH HIGHER SALARY 6 LPA+ HELP ME
srinivasbelvi : 60 days seems to be good. Your profile is decent. Put in your heart & soul into your preparation; you an do it with your category advantage.


priyam : SIR/MAM, IS IT WORTHY TO APPLY FOR NMAT?
krishnendu : It is a good enough college to go for.


sowgatabag : SIR HAVE JUST STARTED MY PREPARATION.I KNOW THERE ARE FEW DAYS LEFT. I AM GETTING QUITE NERVAS,I WANT TO KNOW CAN I START A FRESH FROM NOW TO COMPLETE CAT SYLABUS WITH GIVING MY BEST,I AM TOTALY FREE POSIBLE FROM SIR BY REMAINING DAYS, AND PLZ GUIDE ME SIR,FROM WHERE TO START,HAVE WRITE 3 AIMCAT SCORED AVG SCORE 40-45,GUIDE ME SIR FOR A HIGHER PERCENTILE MORE THAN 95
srinivasbelvi : Possible provided you can put in about 6 hours of preparation everyday for the next 60+ days. Also you may not need 95%ile to make it to top B-Schools with your background.


vg : FOR IIFT AND XAT, WHAT SHOULD I CONCENTRATE MORE ON? STATIC GK OR CURRENT AFFAIRS?
rahulpinnamaneni : More of current affairs, brand ambassadors, tag lines, awards, sports, mergers and acquisitions, corporate awareness et al


m : WHICH EXAMS APART FROM CAT SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE PREFERENCE AMONG NMAT , SNAP , XAT OR ANY OTHER ?
rahulpinnamaneni : XAT> NMAT > SNAP Are you skipping IIFT?


shamili : SIR, HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR DECISION MAKING FOR XAT?
srinivasbelvi : Topic is included in the study material provided by TIME. Also a few XAT specific sessions will be held after CAT to orient the students about decision making & essay writing.


krishrama : SIR AS NMAT DOESN'T HAVE NEGATIVE MARKING. IF I AM NOT SURE ABOUT A QUESTION CAN JUST GUESS AND TICK? WILL THAT POSE ANY PROBLEM?
anujkhanna : it will not pose any problem but even reading the question and guessing it will consume some time so be first attempt all the questions you are familiar with.


kingslayer59 : I HAVE ATTEMPTED ALL THE 10 SETS GIVEN IN VA/RC ADVANCED. IT HELPED ME IMPROVING MY ENGLISH SCORE BY A GREAT MARGIN.
gouri : that's good....


lakshay : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR. WHAT IS A GOOD GMAT SCORE TO GET INTO AN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FROM AN ELITE COLLEGE CONSIDERING AN ACADEMIC PROFILE WITH CLOSE TO 3 YEARS FOR BUSINESS CONSULTING WORK EX.
srinivasbelvi : 710+ will fetch interview calls from good B-Schools...


jgns : SIRS WHATS THE LEVEL OF AIMCAT 1709 COMPARED TO REAL CAT?
thomas : it was easier than last years cat. lrdi was much easier while the other areas were slightly easier.


kingslayer59 : THANKS A LOT SIR..:)
rahulpinnamaneni : Then please attempt the SAMCATs also, you'll improve further :)


niks : THIS YEAR WE ARE ALLOWED TO CALCULATORS IN CAT... IS IT ALLOWED IN OMETS ALSO??
sumanta : no


vg : IS DATA SUFFICIENCY ASKED IN IIFT AND XAT?
rahulpinnamaneni : IIFT - Yes! 6 questions last year as well as the year before that. XAT - 2 questions last year but XAT doesn't consistently ask DS questions, it's an on and off thing.


ra : SIR, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF MICA IS WORTH APPLYING FOR.
anujkhanna : It is a very good institute for advertising/media and it could be considered


m : @RAHULPINNAMANENI , WHICH OTHERS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND ?
rahulpinnamaneni : CAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP They're the five you wouldn't want to miss


varun : IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET INTO IIMA IF NOT FROM AN IIT OR NIT?
sumanta : yes


bhavik : SIR HOW TO PREPARE FOR SYNONYM/ANTONYM KINDA QUESTIONS IN NMAT?
gouri : improve vocabulary...consult Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis...


hg : SIR I HAVE NOT RECIEVED THE OMET MATERIAL YET ?
supratim : Please contact your center.


bhavik : SIR IS GIVEN 4 MOCK NMATS ARE SUFFICIENT TO COMPARE YOUR ABILITY FOR ACTUAL NMAT?
thomas : this should give you an idea about your level of prep and which area you need to work on, if any.


ra : SIR, MY QUANT IS WEAK. CAN YOU SPECIFY ON FEW TOPICS WHICH SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE EFFORT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Arithmetic and Algebra saw a lion's share of the questions in last year's CAT. If that's any indication, see that you don't leave anything from those areas.


me : IS AIMCAT OF THIS YEAR EASIER THAN LADT YEAR?
thomas : the level of aimcats will mainily depend on the previous two years cat papers. quant in 2013 was very tough while the last two years it was easy.lr di was tough last year and easy before that.overall aimcats this year are slightly easier than last year.


honey : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GK OF IIFT AND SNAP?
gouri : Follow the T.I.M.E magazines and stay up-to -date with the last 6 months newspapers


saivignesh : @THOMAS SIR: THANK YOU :)
thomas : you are welcome.


: OUR BATCH STARTED IN MARCH 2016 AND STILL THE BASICS CLASSES ARE GOING ON. WE HAVE COMPLETED ABOUT 70% OF THE SYLLABUS. AND, EVEN IN THOSE CLASSES WE ARE LEARNING BASIC CONCEPTS LIKE DEFINITIONS. CAN I KNOW WHEN OUR SYLLABUS BE COMPLETED AND IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC ADVANTAGE IN ATTENDING CLASSES GIVEN I HAVE COMPLETED THOSE PORTIONS IN BASIC MATERIAL?
srinivasbelvi : You can attend the topics selectively where you might need clarification.


99percentile : WHICH OF THE THESE EXAMS YOU SUGGEST US TO GIVE TO GET A GOOD MBA COLLEGE- CAT,XAT,NMAT,SNAP,CMAT. WHAT SHOULD BE THE PRIORITY ORDER OF THE EXAMS BY A STUDENT TO GET A GOOD MBA COLLEGE?
anujkhanna : all the exams are equally important as they have different colleges attach to it. But through CAT you can apply to many colleges.


sune : CONSIDERING THE SHORTAGE OF TIME, SHOULD I START WORD POWER MADE EASY BY NORMAN LEWIS NOW?
tarannumraza : Since most questions in the CAT are from Reading Comprehension & other questions based more on logic than vocabulary,you may focus more on these than Norman Lewis.In the class too you would have gone through the Root word-prefix-suffix method to improve vocabulary.


me : OTHER THEN TIME MATERIAL SUGGEST BOOK FOR LR SPECIFIC TO NMAT
rahulpinnamaneni : NMAT official guide by GMAC


bhavik : SIR DO WE NEED TO PREPARE GRAMMER FOR OMETS...I HAVEN'T PREPARED FOR IT YET AS IT APPEARS VERY RARE IN CAT NOW A DAYS...
tarannumraza : Yes you definitely need to prepare Grammar(done in detail in our classes).CAT does not have a fixed format as in 'x' no. of questions from topic'y',so you need to be prepared for all types of questions.Moreover, A good knowledge of grammar helps in the usage -based questions & fill in the blanks too.


vg : SIR, WHAT TOPICS TO CONCENTRATE IN VA APART FROM RC FOR IIFT?
rahulpinnamaneni : http://www.time4education.com/IIFT-2015-Analysis.asp


ra : SIR, MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS AROUND 70, I HAVE DONE 70% OF BASICS OF ALL SECTIONS. WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST TO PUSH IT TO 90?
supratim : Write online sectional tests.


jha : SIR CAN I GET 90+ IF I DO ALL THE AIMCATS SINCERELY
krishnendu : There is a no doubt about it that you can. All the very best!!


krishrama : IS GEOMETRY AND MENSURATION A VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC LIKE ALGEBRA? HOW MUCH SHOULD I FOCUS ON THAT TOPIC?
rahulpinnamaneni : Geometry+Mensuration+Coordinate geometry + Trigonometry see about 5-6 questions in the exam. from algebra you get anywhere from 7-11 questions. Based on past data, yes Algebra might be slightly more important.


ansme : MY AVERAGE FOR THE LAST 10 AIMCATS IS AROUND 89-91%ILE,CONSIDERING MY SCORES WHAT WILL BE MY CAT PERCENTILE.PLEASE BE HONEST??
anujkhanna : If you continue with same efficiency and preparation it will be +- 5 percentile in actual exam looking at past experiences of our students.


niks : THANK YOU EVRYONE FOR ANSWERING ME
rahulpinnamaneni : :)


ankut : SIR I PRACTICE ALL MY BOOK BUT THEN ALSO I AM NOT GETTING DESIRED RESULT
srinivasbelvi : Shift your focus to intermediate sectional tests if you have done your basics.


shamili : THANK YOU @SRINIVASBELVI SIR:)
srinivasbelvi : Welcome


me : THIS YEAR AIMCATS EASIER THAN LAST YEAR?
rahulpinnamaneni : You mean this year or the most recent AIMCAT? Because there are all kinds of AIMCATs - Easy, Medium, Hard, Very hard. There's something for everyone :)


shankar : SIR/MAM WHICH IS BETTER TO START RC OR VERBAL, I AM NOT ABLE TO ALLOCATE MY TIME BETWEEN THESE TWO, PLZ SUGGEST
krishnendu : You start with whatever you are confident in. Then scan and see if you can manage some easy questions quickly. Do not linger on.


ankut : SIR WHICH CLG IS GOOD AMONG AMONG NMIMS OR SYMBOISIS
rahulpinnamaneni : NMIMS Mumbai > SIBM Pune


me : THIS YEAR AIMCATS EASIER THAN LAST YEAR? I MNOT ABLE TO JUDGE WHETHER ITS ME WHO IS IMPROVING OR IS IT AIMCAT EASIER THIS TIME. PLZ SIR ANSWER
thomas : donot worry about the level of the tests. if your percentile has improved, it means you have improved.


aditya46 : HI SRI IS XIME KOCHI WORTH JOINING ? HEARD ITS AVERAGE PACKAGE IS AROUND 6L..
srinivasbelvi : XIME Bangalore is well know in the corporate circle. Cochin center is gaining momentum.


keca6o028 : WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR IIFT GK?
anujkhanna : Use Manorama & CSR Year Book – they help in preparation for stock type questions. In any such book, please focus on the following chapters: Who is who; What is what; Science scan; Human body; Computers; Landmarks of history; The Universe. Along with these read newspaper like economic times on daily basis.


123 : WITH NO WORK EX, IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET INTO NMIMS OR GREAT LAKES?
rahulpinnamaneni : Absolutely, why not? Many freshers do get in every year.


aditiroy : FOR VOCAB IN NMAT I AM DOING TIME CUE CARDS. IT THAT SUFFICIENT. DO WORDS ACTUALLY GET ASKED IN NMAT FROM THERE?
tarannumraza : Vocabulary is a vast area- all preparation will be helpful.


vg : SIR, DO WE GET DIRECT VOCAB QUESTIONS IN IIFT LIKE MEANING CLOSEST TO OR OPPOSITE TO?
supratim : You may get.


me : @THOMAS SIR SO HOW YOU WILL JUDGE SCORE BETWEEN 110-130 FOR CAT?
thomas : it will depend on the level of the test. do not bother about the scores. it is your percentile which matters.


shankar : FOR IIFT, WHAT ARE THE TOPICS AREAS SHOULD WE REFER TO
srinivasbelvi : Same as CAT; however you got to spend time on GK preparation as well.


99percentile : IN AIMCAT09 I SCORED 20(VARC),11(DILR) AND 50(QA). AND MY PERCENTILE IS RANGING BETWEEN 55-65.AND WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH THSES SCORES IN ACTUAL CAT. WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY TO EXCEL IN VARC AND IN DILR?
supratim : VARC - Read 2 passages everyday . Attend classes . Write online sectional tests . DILR : Solve all handouts , Write online sectional tests . You can improve your score and percentile. Work hard . All The Best.


jgns : SIR IF MY RANK IS 1000 IN AIMCAT WHAT MIGHT BE THE CAT ONE?
rahulpinnamaneni : You won't know your CAT rank, but know that you're doing well and will very likely end up in the 95+ percentile range.


mac : I GAVE FRST NMAT MOCK I CLEARED CUTOFF IN LR BUT COULDNT IN QUANT & ENG IN QUANT I NOTICE EVEN TIME BASIC BOOKLET QUESTIONS HAS VERY HIGH LEVEL THAN NMAT SO FROM WHERE SHOULD I PRACTICE QUANT EXACTLY SAME TO NMAT AND HOW TO CLEAR CUTOFF IN VERBAL I COULDNT MANAGE TIME I HV TO LEAVE 1 COMPLETE PASSAGE
srinivasbelvi : Do Concept Review Questions of every chapter from all 3 quant books as a preparation towards Quant Section.


jha : SIR I HAVE JOINED JUST THE TEST SERIES...SO I DONT HAVE MATERIALS..CAN OFFICIAL NMAT BY GMAC BOOK ENOUGH FOR NMAT PREPARATION
anujkhanna : It is good apart from that you can also look at previous NMAT paper (of past 5 years) for better preparation.


ansme : WHICH IS BETTER COLLEGE SIBM PUNE OR XIMB BHUVNESHWAR??
thomas : XIMB


ankut : SIR I HAVE FILL XAT FORM SO I HAVE TO SEPERATELY FILL FORMS OF ITS MEMBER CLGS AND XAVIERS
asim : Yes, if interested.


me : @THOMAS THANKYOU SIR.
thomas : you are welcome.


sweetie : SIR WILL THERE ANY STOPAGE FOR ACCESS OF OUR HOMEPAGE I MEAN TILL WHEN CAN WE ACCESS OUR TIME PAGE
thomas : till the middle of next year if you are a cat 2016 student.


khan : @SUMANTA SIR: WOULD LIKE TO REPEAT JUST TO RECONFIRM THE FACTS THAT SM101007 IS ENOUGH TO QUALIFY THE QUANT SEC OF CAT, XAT,SNAP AND NMAT(PLEASE DON'T MIND ME ASKING THE SAME QUESTION AGAIN I JUST WANT TO BE ASSURED)
rahulpinnamaneni : SM1001701, 1001706 and 1001708. Both exercises, and AIMCATs should do you a lot of good.


sune : IS IT WORTH APPLYING FOR IBSAT CMAT AND MAT?
vjs : You can keep them as back up.


me : IF I M IN BTWN 85-90 IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GO FOR 95+ WITH CONTINOUS EFFORTS?
anujkhanna : yes it is definitely possible analyse your aimcats / work on your grey area / contact your respective faculty member for guidance.


krishrama : SIR, I AM NOT ABLE TO GET VERY HIGH MARKS IN AIMCAT. DOES THAT MEAN I CAN'T SCORE 90 PERCENTILE IN CAT?
thomas : no. students who score in the 75-80 region in aimcats also score 90+ in cat.


srv : HELLO SIR/MAM, MY AIMCAT SCORE IS FLUCTUATING AND THE LAST AIMCAT SCORE WAS 141. THE THING IS THAT I KNOW THE ANSWERS OF ALMOST 95% QUESTIONS. BUT DURING THE TEST, I AM NOT ABLE TO HOLD MY NERVES. KINDLY SUGGEST ME WHAT TO DO? AND ALSO IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET 99+ PERCENTILE IN ACTUAL CAT WITH 8 TO 10 HOURS OF DAILY INPUT? SOMETIMES I GET DEMOTIVATED. PLEASE HELP ME OUT. I AM GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.
srinivasbelvi : Do some breathing exercises to calm your nerves. Every test taker undergoes a bit of pressure, however one should not be too anxious. Secondly, 8 hours of preparation will surely do good to you but make sure you do put in effort in the right areas.


william : SIR, I AM 2014 PASSOUT WITH NO WORK EXPERIENCE. WILL IT AFFECT DURING ADMISSION TO ANY OF THE COLLEGES LIKE NMIMS, SIBM, XLRI AND IBS?
supratim : No. Get the best possible score/ percentile in exam first.


shankar : I AM VERY POOR IN DI , SO HOW TO DO WELL IN THA AREA
anujkhanna : DI require faster calculation so work on calculation technique / understanding of data so read 2 caselet on daily basis/ Also get familiar with different data types.


pruthvi : GOOD EVENING SIR, IN NMAT IF IN THE 1ST ATTEMPT I GET A DECENT SCORE BUT IN MY 2ND ATTEMPT IF I SCORE LESS MARKS THE 1ST. SO WHICH SCORE WILL BE APPLICABLE..?
anujkhanna : better score out of the 2 attempts will be considered.


shamili : SIR, HOW IS MISB MUMBAI?
asim : Pretty decent, if fee is not a constraint.


varun : DO I HAVE TO FILL A SEPERATE FORM FOR XAT AND XLRI
supratim : Yes.


guru : SIR, FROM WHERE CAN I PREPARE MY GK FOR EXAMS LIKE SNAP, IIFT & XAT??
sumanta : While preparing for the GK section in IIFT, SNAP,XAT entrance test, you should focus on issues related to national & international events, world bodies, and foreign trade-related information. From the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, read 1)OMET GK Special material published in the June-July/August/September issues 2)Business GK 3)Current Issues & Events 4)Current Event Chronicle 5)GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. GAT papers, each with 50 questions (10 papers) Manorama & CSR Year Book – they help in preparation for stock type questions. In any such book, please focus on the following chapters: Who is who; What is what; Science scan; Human body; Computers; Landmarks of history; The Universe.


shankar : WHICH IS BETTER TO START , RC OR VERBAL IN LANGUAGE
tarannumraza : Most students find it better to start with 2 RCs then a couple of VA then go back to RC ...You need to develop a strategy for yourself based on how you attempt the AIMCATs.


ravindra : SIR, MY AIMCAT 1709 SCORE IS OA=140, VA/RC=52(19/26), DI/LR=59(20/22) & QA=29(11/16),KINDLY SUGGEST HOW I CAN IMPROVE MY SCORE AS I AM STUCK AT LOW 90%ILE'S??
rahulpinnamaneni : Please meet a mentor in person, they'll be able to give you precise suggestions. Where you're losing, where you need to work on especially, things like that.


dlca6oz77 : SIR I HAVE BEEN STUDYING HARD TRYING TO COVER-UP THE TIME MATERIAL BY SOLVING THE CRQ AND SECTION A QUESTIONS OF ALL THE SECTIONS (I.E. VA/RC, LR/DI AND QUANT). IN AIMCAT 1709 I SCORED 66. HOW TO INCREASE IT WITH 69 DAYS LEFT FOR THE CAT
rahulpinnamaneni : See how fast you can complete exercise (b) of each chapter. Once you're done with that, your score would've improved substantially. And then, you can attempt questions from SM1001712, the difficult quant SM. Things will start falling in place if you follow this strictly.


ankut : SIR WHAT SHOULD ME MY PRESENT AIMCAT PERCENTILE TO SECURE 95 PLUS IN CAT
thomas : 90+.


vivian : HELLO SIR, WILL YOU PLEASE HELP ME. I HAVE WORKED FOR ENACTUS AS THE HR HEAD (FOR MY COLLEGE) FOR TWO YEARS IN COLLEGE. IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION THAT WORKS FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN 36 COUNTRIES. HEAD PLACEMENT COORDINATOR XTH 8.4, XIITH 78.6, PCM, GRADUATION 71.8. SPECIALIZED IN MARKETING AND GRADUATED FROM DELHI UNIVERSITY THIS YEAR. I HAVE WORKED WITH WWF AND ALSO HAVE AN A GRADE IN UNITED NATIONS EXAM FOR WATER CONSERVATION. HOW GOOD IS MY PROFILE?
krishnendu : You have good experiences. Now you need to focus on getting a good percentile.


shankar : SIR PLS TELL ME WHICH AREAS SOULD WE REFER MORE IN MANORAMA GK BOOK FOR IIFT
anujkhanna : In any such book, please focus on the following chapters: Who is who; What is what; Science scan; Human body; Computers; Landmarks of history; The Universe.


kuku : IN SNAP, WE HAVE TO APPLY TO COLLEGES INDIVISUALLY NOW OR WE CAN DO AFTER SNAP RESULTS?
thomas : you have to apply individualy.


jha : SIR I AM GETTING 50 AROUND IN AIMCATS AND GOT 78 IN NMAT..I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO..HOW TO STUDY AND HOW TO DO WELL...KEEPING NMAT IN MIND KINDLY SUGGEST ME HOW TO STUDY TO GET INTO NARSEE MONJEE MUMBAI
srinivasbelvi : Do all concept review questions from all 3 quant books. Use Online sectional tests only basics ones towards verbal & LR preparation.


mohammed : I HAVE COVERED THE FUNDAMENTALS SOMETIME AGO BUT NOW I FIND THAT I HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO DO (EG. SECTIONAL TESTS, MOCKS, ADDITIONAL PRACTICE, VOCAB, GK ETC) AND TIME IS VERY LITTLE....
rahulpinnamaneni : If you have limited time, AIMCATs > SAMCATs > Workshops > Online Intermediate and Advanced sectional tests In the decreasing order of relevance.


sarva : SIR MY AIMCAT SCORE ARE FLUCTUATING A LOT ESPECIALLY IN VA.MY SCORE ARE RANGING IN THE RANGE OF 100 ONLY.BUT IN THIS AIMCAT I GOT 150.I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO KEEP THE CONSISTENCY AND IMPROVE BETTER IN VA.
srinivasbelvi : Repeat what you did in the previous AIMCAT. Introspect to make note of things which worked in your favour & how they were different from previous tests.


bhavs : SIR HOW MANY OUT OF 3 ATTEMPTS IS PREFERABLE TO GIVE FOR NMAT?
anujkhanna : It will depend upon your preparation and score of the 1st attempt.


abcd : SIR IF I AM A CAT 2016 STUDENT FOR HOW MANY MONTHS IN NEXT YEAR I COULD ACCESS TO MY HOMEPAGE??
rahulpinnamaneni : Till Feb-March or a little while after that, depending on which interview calls you get.


ravindra : SIR, WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO INCREASE SPEED IN QA SECTION??
vjs : Using the AIMCAT analysis, you must analyse your strengths and weaknesses and plan your preparation accordingly, and You need to keep preparing till you are confident on the topic, and then keep revising regularly.


anmolbakshi : DOING ALL ARITHMETIC,NUMBER SYSTEM,GEOMETRY,PROBABILITY AND P&C WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO GET A GOOD PERCENTILE?
anujkhanna : you have covered a good amount of syllabus but try to cover the remaining portion i.e. algebra as well as we cannot predict which topic will have more importance this year.


ggcb6o166 : HELLO SIR,IS XAT PAPER BE TOUGH THAN CAT OR OMETS?
rahulpinnamaneni : XAT is the toughest MBA entrance exam overall.


jha : FROM WHERE COULD I GET NMAT (LAST 5 YR) PAPER?
rahulpinnamaneni : Ever since NMAT went online, you can't find their question papers anywhere. Attempt the AIMNMAT tests on your student homepage, some of them are very similar.


ankut : SIR WHICH BOOK TO REFER FOR GK
krishnendu : Refer to the previous editions of T.I.M.E magazines. It is a magnificent source of GK questions.


lakshya : SIR,MY AIMCAT RESULTS ARE VARYING CONTINOUSLY.
gouri : Try to figure out the areas in which they are fluctuating.


khan : @RAHULPINNAMANENI SIR, THERE ARE ONLY TWO MONTHS LEFT FOR THE EXAM HOW WOULD I BE ABLE TO COMPLETE ALL OF THEM??
rahulpinnamaneni : Please make time. A lot of people do the same.


varun : I PLAN ON GIVING GMAT IN DECEMBER FOR SP JAIN.BY WHEN DO I HAVE TO SEND THEM THE SCORE?PLEASE ANSWER
tarannumraza : Check on the college website for confirmation.You will be needing your GMAT score to be submitted by Jan.in all probability.


khan : @RAHULPINNAMANENI SIR,PLEASE ANSWER
rahulpinnamaneni : There is time, trust me. Disable your whatsapp and facebook, say no to gossip, hangouts, parties, movies and family functions. There will be time.


sim : SIR WHEN CAN I GIVE THE SNAP EXAM?
anujkhanna : Snap notification is already out. It will be held on 18th dec 2016.


ankut : SIR HOW TO STRENGTHEN GRAMMER AS IN GRAMMER BOOK THERE ARE LOT OF RULE DIFFICULT TO REMEMBER
supratim : Please consult a faculty member at your center.


neelabh : WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY TO PREPARE FOR IIFT AND NMAT?
srinivasbelvi : Take 1 mock each to understand the areas of improvement. Put in more effort in those areas to improve your score.


tarun : SHOULD WE ATTEMPT VERBAL IN CAT(BEFORE RC IS COMPLETED)
gouri : you should attempt verbal...when you do so is your choice...


varun : THE ADVANCED SECTIONAL TESTS ARE NOT SHOWING SOLUTIONS.PLEASE HELP
rahulpinnamaneni : It shouldn't happen like that at all. Firstly, the website is undergoing a transition to a much better website, so it's possible there was something wrong when you tried. Please try again, and if it doesn't work, shoot a mail to info@time4education.com


himanshu : ONE GET USED TO AIMCAT FOR CAT EXAM , BUT FOR OMET HOW SHOULD ONE GO ABOUT ? AS IN WHEN I GAVE AIMNMAT I WASN'T ABLE TO ADJUST TO THE TIMINGS AND SO COULNT MAINTAIN THE SPEED WHICH IS WHERE I LAGGED , HOW SHOULD ONE GO ABOUT THAT?
srinivasbelvi : I'm glad that you understood the problem. Take 3-4 mocks to get the pacing right. As you understood, concepts are same; you got to work faster as questions are easier when compared with AIMCAT.


sarva : SIR I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE GOOD IN VA AND RC AND I AM NOT GOOD IN GRAMMER.HOW SHOULD I PREPARE AND SHOULD I ATTEMPT THE GRAMMER QUESTIONS?
krishnendu : It is more than apparent that you face problem in grammar as you are not aware of even the correct spelling of grammar. Suggest you focus more on RC and VA questions.


akhil : TELL ME WAYS TO IMPROVE RC ?
tarannumraza : Read a lot to become acquainted with different topics.Go through the RC practice booklets & online sectional tests.Try different strategies...read the first few lines of the RC ,then quickly go through the questions(without reading the options)...now read the complete RC & answer the questions.


99percentile : SIR, I HAVE 93%(10TH),88%(12TH),85%(BSC).WHAT MUST BE MY MINIMUM PERCENTILE TO GET A CALL FROM A GOOD COLLEGE (AAA,AA RATED). IF I SCORE 70%ILE IN CAT, CAN I GET A GOOD COLLEGE WITH THESE PAST ACADEMIC RESULTS? PLEASE ANSWER ME? AND I BELONGS TO OBC-NCL.
srinivasbelvi : Around 85%ile in CAT would fetch you calls from some IIMs & IITs. Most of the Private B-Schools have no reservation policy.


karmagna : SIR I AM HAVING MY ENGINEERING EXAMS AT 18TH NOV TO 2 DECEMBER. AND CAT IS ON 4TH DEC. SO IN THESE LAST 15 DAYS I WILL HAVE VERY FEW HOURS FOR CAT. SO WHAT SHOULD MY STRATEGIES FOR NOW ONWARDS AND FOR THOSE LAST DAYS ?
supratim : Please solve online sectional tests , SAMCAT's , revise AIMCAT papers.


lisa : HOW WOULD U ASSESS A SCORE OF 127 IN AIMCAT 1709? VA:45 LR&DI:51 QA:31?
anujkhanna : score is not bad but can be improved specially in QA region.


ggcb6o166 : RAHUL SIR, THEN WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY FOR XAT IF I PREPARE FOR THT EXAM NOW?
rahulpinnamaneni : Look at the last 5 years' XAT papers, they're freely available. Then you have about 5 practise papers for XAT, two of them being All India Mock XATs. And also attend the Decision Making classes and workshops. Practise more difficult questions in QA as well as VA


sim : I WANTED TO ASK ABOUT THE NMAT EXAM ACTUALLY?
anujkhanna : it will depend upon the dates of other exam whether you want to give nmat before or after other exams also how many attempts you want to take for nmat.


vivek01 : HOW TO MAXIMIZE SCORE IN LANGUAGE IN NMAT? WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY FOR IT?
supratim : Write Mock NMATs.


khan : @RAHULPINNAMANENI SIR,BUT I AM NOT GOOD AT IT SIR
rahulpinnamaneni : Anyone who can spend 8-10 hours a day can become good. Trust yourself. And then, meet a mentor/faculty member and confide in them. Attend the doubts sessions and indulge in group studies with someone who's particularly good at Quant.


souravroy : WHY YOU PEOPLE ARE NOT REPLYING MY QUES AS I HAVE SAID I NEED HELP AND MY QUES IS NOT IRRELAVANT.
krishnendu : You need to finish your basic booklets and then start working on building solid base through extensive practice. There is no short cut.


neelabh : HOW SHOULD WE PRACTICE IN THE DAYS COMING UPTO CAT? SHOULD GIVING AIMCATS AND ANALYSING THEM BE ENOUGH? ALSO, IS THE LEVEL OF IIFT EXAM HIGHER THAN CAT?
anujkhanna : giving regular aimcat with proper analysis is the best strategy along with regular revision of the previous topics.


bhavs : THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING MY QUERIES SIR. ALSO COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN ONE IMPROVE VOCAB FOR NMAT'S VA SECTION?
tarannumraza : Go through a list of Root words/prefix/suffix-their meanings & example words.This is a fast method of improving your vocabulary.Also go through a list of idioms.The best thing about these questions is that they require v less time to answer.


abcd : SIR I HAVE NO WORK EX SO IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET ANY OF THE IIMS?
anujkhanna : yes it is possible given you get very good percentile in CAT.


ggcb6o166 : RAHUL SIR ,I AM NT UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT OF DECISION MAKING.WHAT IS IT/
rahulpinnamaneni : It is the practice of exposing you to mini cases (caselets) and real-life business scenarios and seeing how you best react in such scenarios. They're a precursor to the case-based pedagogy that you get to learn through in B-Schools. XAT makes it close-ended by giving every question one of five possible courses of action. You'll be awarded for choosing the best course of action.


jgns : SIR I HAVE 95 IN SSLC,94 IN PUC AND 92 IN BCOM.AND SOME NATIONAL AND STATE ACHIEVENMETS/WHAT SHOULD I SCORE TO GET INTO IIMS?OR TOP 20 BSCOOLS
anujkhanna : you have very good academics and anything above 95+ percentile will be a very good score also you can try for SPJAIN profile based call which will require 85+ percentile.


sowgatabag : I NEED SERIOUS HELP SIR,I HAVE POSTED MY QUESTION 3 TIMES,AS I HAVE'NT ANY GUIDE IN MY FAMILY I AM WAITING FOR ANSWER,PLZ TAKE SERIOUS OR CONCLUDE YOU CAN'NT ATLEAST.THANK YOU.
srinivasbelvi : Responded


mohammed : IS THERE A LINK TO THE LIST OF WORDS FOR VOCAB SECTION IN SHP ? IF NOT THEN CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME ONE.
charlton : Yes, PLease check your SHP. Words are uploaded daily.


nitu : HOW TO PREPARE FOR IIFT GK PART ? WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS OR FROM WHICH AREAS THEY GENERALLY ASK , LIKE GA OR HISTORICAL GK ?
sumanta : Already answered


nitu : WHEN WILL TIME WILL PROVIDE MOCKS FOR IIFT??
rahulpinnamaneni : The schedule is on your student homepage. Please look around a bit.


honey : SIR, HOW CAN I IMPROVE IN VA?
gouri : Improve on vocabulary,brush up Grammar, practise verbal reasoning...


sim : SIR AM STILL NOT CLEAR ABOUT THE NMAT EXAM.. CAN AN APPLICANT GIVE MORE THAN ONE ATTEMPT FOR THE SAME EXAM? PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE DETAILS.
supratim : You can write NMAT thrice. But its advisable to write it only once after preparation is done.


lakshya : SIR,IN VA RC I AM FACING ACCURACY PROBLEM.HOW SHOULD I WORK ON IT?
gouri : What kind of problems?


neelabh : IS THE LEVEL OF IIFT EXAM HIGHER THAN CAT?
krishnendu : No. The paper pattern is different. Have a look at the previous year papers.


tarun : SIR, HOW EXACTLY SHOULD I PREPARE FOR VARC SECTION NOW AS MY CURRENT AVG AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE(VARC- AROUND 60, DILR- ABOVE 90, QUANT- AROUND 95, AGGREGATE- LITTLE ABOVE 90)?
tarannumraza : Focus on RC the most.For the other types of questions, work on each type one at a time.


ggcb6o166 : HELLO SIR, I HV DONE MISTAKE IN FILLING IN THE PROGRAMS OF CAT.TO RECTIFY THEM THE DATE IS 1 TO 5 OCT.FROM WHERE I CAN CORRECT THEM?
rahulpinnamaneni : By logging in, using the login id in your email and the password that was sent to your phone as an SMS


ravindra : PLEASE ANSWER
srinivasbelvi : All replied


sarva : HOW TO IMPROVE THE ACCURACY IN RCS AND VA?
tarannumraza : Accuracy is best improved by practising & analysing the tests. This helps in identifying weak areas .


nitu : I ATTEMPTED SAMCAT1 AND IT HAS SIMILAR QUESTIONS AS THAT WERE ASKED IN CAT15 , SO ARE THE OTHER SAMCATS ALSO HAVE LAST YEAR CAT QUESTION , ?
rahulpinnamaneni : SAMCATs 1 to 10 follow the same patterns as CAT 15 to CAT 2006. The remaining 15 SAMCATs are designed just like your AIMCATs.


priyam : DEAR FACULTY, WHAT WOULD BE A DECENT SCORE TO GET A CALL FROM NMIMS IF I APPLIED THROUGH NMAT?
anujkhanna : for NMIMS mumbai campus 210 will be a decent score.


nitu : THROUGH XAT ,AS PER MY KNOWLEDGE XLRI IS THE BEST COLLEGE ,
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes, XLRI J. There's no doubt about it.


mayank : HOW IS NDIM
sumanta : Decent


khan : @RAHULPINNAMANENI:WHICH CHAPTERS SHOULD I START WITH?
rahulpinnamaneni : Arithmetic (all 7 chapters in SM1001701) followed by Algebra (first 6-7 chapters in SM1001708)


nitu : ARE THERE ANY MORE GOOD COLLEGES , THAT WE CAN HAVE THROUGH XAT ?
rahulpinnamaneni : XLRI J, XIM B, SP Jain to name just a few


ravindra : SIR AWAITING YOUR REPLY
srinivasbelvi : All replied


sune : WHEN WILL THE MOCK TEST FOR EXAMS OTHER THAN CAT AND NMAT BE AVAILABLE?
charlton : About 2 months before the exam.


yogisha : @RAHUL SIR : I HAVE GONE THROUGH BASIC BOOKLETS OF QUANT AND FOR SOME TOPICS EVEN TWICE, BUT STILL I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE IN QUANT SECTION. ALTHOUGH WHEN I SOLVE AIMCAT AFTER IT I PERFORM BETTER. PLEASE SUGGEST BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION?
rahulpinnamaneni : Your concepts are not poor, it's your examination strategy that needs to be worked upon then. Choice of judgement (which one to attempt, which one to drop), keeping your cool in the exam are key to success.


jgns : THANK U SIR
anujkhanna : Welcome and all the best.


gg : IS IT WORTH PURCHASING A BOOK FOR NMAT PREPARATION?
srinivasbelvi : You can invest in NMAT-OG for your comfort. If you are doing good in the mocks, don't bother.


abc : SIR WHEN WILL BE THE RESULTS OF AIMCAT 1709 BE UPLOADED?
srinivasbelvi : In about a days time


jgns : 95 +PERCENTILE SCORE IS?
anujkhanna : very difficult to answer as it will depend upon the difficulty level of the paper in past it varied between 30-50% of the total marks.


jbca6i014 : WHAT SHOULD BE THE SCORE IN NMAT FOR NMIMS?
rahulpinnamaneni : 210 and above for NMIMS Mumbai (last year)


nitu : ANY IDEA WHEN WILL FMS FORMS WILL BE OUT ?
tarannumraza : Keep checking the notifications.


nomi : I THERE IS SPECIAL STRATEGY FOR PH STUDENT SPECIALLY FOR IIFT
krishnendu : No. You do it just like other aspirants. That is, to the best of your ability.


shamili : @RAHULSIR, CAN WE CONSIDER GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT A GOOD OPTION?
rahulpinnamaneni : It's a decent college. Our ranking should help. https://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


jha : NONE OF MY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED.
rahulpinnamaneni : Some of them are answered :)


tushar1995 : WHAT COLLEGES TO BE FILLES IN SNAP FORM AS EVERY COLLEGE OPTION CARRIES 1000 FEES. SO WHICH COLLEGES TO CHOOSE AS TOP 3-4
sumanta : 1)Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune 2)Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune 3)Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune


luv : SIR HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR MBA IN IIT FOR A GENERAL MALE CANDIDATE
sumanta : Around 98.5 percentile


gunjan : SIR HOW TO INCREASE SPEED IN DI & LR?
vjs : Attempt a few online sectional tests where you just jot down the way in which you plan to handle the qtns. then look at the solutions.Paper covered questions which were discussed earliar.


sim : SC CATEGORY CANDIDATE.. 10TH- 70%, 12TH-62%, GRAD-58%(B.COM HONS.) HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO SCORE IN ORDER TO GET INTO A REPUTED B SCHOOL (WITH AN AVG SALARY OF 7-8 LACS) ?????
krishnendu : Target 70 plus percentile.


ted : WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED TO MAKE IT TO MDI, GURGAON?
srinivasbelvi : 97%ile in CAT is safe to fetch a call from MDI.


yash : I AM NOT ABLE TO DO SOME QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH ESPECIALLY FINDING ERROR IN VA SECTION.IS IT OKAY TO LEAVE THAT SECTION AND FULLY RELY ON RC?
tarannumraza : You can't rely only on RCs.There is enough time for you to improve your accuracy in the other types of VA questions.


barack_obama : HOW MUCH %ILE SHOULD I HAVE AS OF NOW IN AIMCATS TO GET 99.5+ PERCENTILE IN CAT ?
krishnendu : Anything above 95.


shamili : THANK YOU @RAHUL SIR:)
rahulpinnamaneni : :)


priyam : SIR/MAM WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF AIMNMAT? IF ONE SCORES DECENTLY IN TIT THEN CAN THE SAME BE SATISFIED WITH ONES PERFORMANCE?
rahulpinnamaneni : They're very close to last year's NMAT. Could be slightly tougher but never easier than the actual one.


sarva : I AM A FINAL YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENT SO I HAVE NO WORK EXP.WILL IT BE A DISADVANTAGE?WHAT IS MIN PERCENTILE THAT I SHOULD GET IN THE CAT TO GET INTO TOP 10 COLLEGES?
anujkhanna : It will not be a problem but you need to score high / In order to get into top 10 97+ percentile will be decent enough.


yogisha : @RAHUL SIR: THANKS SIR ALSO PLEASE SUGGEST HOW SHOULD I WORK FOR QUANT NOW , AS ONLY 2 MONTHS ARE LEFT. I AM STUDYING FULL TIME. LEFT MY JOB FOR CAT.
rahulpinnamaneni : Practise AIMCATs, SAMCATs and online intermediate and advanced tests now. When in doubt, when you think you forgot something, some formula or so, please revisit your basic SMs and look up the concepts.


nitu : FROM WHERE WE CAN PREPARE FOR IIFT GK PART AND ARE THEY ASK GA OR STATIC GK ?
sumanta : While preparing for the GK section in IIFT entrance test, you should focus on issues related to national & international events, world bodies, and foreign trade-related information. From the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, read 1)OMET GK Special material published in the June-July/August/September issues 2)Business GK 3)Current Issues & Events 4)Current Event Chronicle 5)GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. GAT papers, each with 50 questions (10 papers) Manorama & CSR Year Book – they help in preparation for stock type questions. In any such book, please focus on the following chapters: Who is who; What is what; Science scan; Human body; Computers; Landmarks of history; The Universe


ggcb6o166 : WHAT ARE THE GOOD COLLEGES WHICH ACCEPT OMETS?
srinivasbelvi : XLRI, SPJain, Jamnalal Bajaj, SIBM-Pune, NMIMS & many more.


niki : I HAVE APPLIED FOR NMAT.SHOULD I APPLY FOR IBS HYDERABAD AND IBS MUMBAI THROUGH IBSAT?IS IBS GOOD?
tarannumraza : Of the two colleges situated in Hyderabad, IBS has a very high intake(almost 10 times that of Narsee Monjee);the placements were slightly better for Narsee Monjee.


ted : DO THOSE WHO SECURE A PROFILE BASED CALL FROM SP JAIN, APPEAR FOR A INTERVIEW TWICE? (AS IN ONE BEFORE CAT SCORE AND ONE POST THAT)
srinivasbelvi : As a process SP Jain follows 2 rounds of Group Interviews for the deserving candidates which are held back to back on the same day.


sim : @KRISHNENDU SIR - SIR BUT AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE GOOD IN THE AIMCATS ESPECIALLY IN THE QUANT AND DI SECTION. PLEASE SUGGEST HOW CAN I PREPARE WELL IN THESE COMING FEW DAYS? :(
krishnendu : Make a list of a few topics that you are comfortable with. Then start from fundamentals, solve the SM and then solve sectional tests. You will improve.


priyam : DEAR FACULTY, IS THERE ANY SECTIONAL CUTOFF/ PERCENTILE TO BE SCORED APART FRO IIMS?
supratim : Yes for good ones.


ggcb6o166 : PLZ ANSWER.
rahulpinnamaneni : Answered


tushar1995 : WHAT STRATEGY SHALL I USE FOR NMAT AS NEGATIVE MARKING IS NOT THERE. BECAUSE THERE IS NO NEGTIVE MARKING NO QUESTION SHOULD BE LEFT UNATTEMPTED BUT HOW TO MAXIMISE SCORE AND GO ABOUT FOT NMAT EXAM
supratim : 1. Preparing well for the exam is the first step 2) Write Mock NMATs . 3) Choose the sequence of sections correctly. 4) You can take educated guess if you do not know the answer. But do not rely on this to maximize score.


xyz : SIR, ONE OF MY FRIEND SAID THAT IIMS DOUBLED THEIR SEATS! IS THAT TRUE?
supratim : No. They are going to increase number of seats in a phased manner .


deel : SIR HOW TO PREPARE THE GK SECTION IN IIFT
supratim : Read news papers daily and read MBA Education & careers Magazine.


luv : SIR I HAVE 93.1% IN 10TH ,84.8%IN 12TH AND 67.8% IN BTECH ,HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED TO GET A CALL FROM IIT ,IIM ,FMS . I AM A GENERAL MALE CANDIDATE
supratim : 99 percentile and above will be better.


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