T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for CAT 2016!
(Chat Transcript)

dev : SIR I FEEL CONFIDENT IN QUANT SECTION..BUT I REALLY FEEL VERY DOWN IN ENGLISH SECTION. PLZ
tanuja : Like any language, you need to learn English also by reading, speaking and writing more in English. As there is till time for you, you should spend 1 hr everyday on your language skills. Read something, try to write a summary of it. Whatever new words that you learn, while reading it, use it.


komal : HELLO SIR
shivabhaskaran : good evening yar


aparna : SIR.. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO JOIN NMIMS MUMBAI THIS YEAR, AND WAS PLEASED WITH THE AVG SALARY LAST THIS YEAR. HOWEVER, I SAW A COUPLE OF ONLINE REVIEWS STATING THAT THE REPORT IS HYPER-INFLATED AND THE ACTUAL AVG IS AROUND 12 LPA AND NOT 17 LPA.. IS THERE ANY TRUTH IN THIS?
deepak : The placement numbers are to be taken with a pinch of salt. Same is the case with NM, and maybe a little more than others. Nonetheless, it is a very good option. So go ahead, all the best.


bulbul : SIR OUT OF CONTEXT..BUT WANT TP KNOW WHEN IIM I WILL RESLEASE ITS FINAL LIST..ITS THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN OLD IIMS..N ANY IDEA ON WHEN WILL NEW IIMS DECLARE RESULTS
deepak : We can only wait and watch!


komal : HELLO SIR, WHICH COLLEGE TO CHOOSE FROM IIM K AND IIT B?
shivabhaskaran : both are good, if u focus on operations go for IIM K


anshul : GOOD EVENING! I AM AN ENGINEER BY DEGREE BUT FARMER BY PROFESSION. HOW HARD DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE FOR ME TO JUSTIFY THE "WHY MBA" PART?
bhuvanaganesh : With agricultural background you can do MBA from IIMs. Like in IIM A agribusiness MBA is there then IRMA like this options are there


freddie : WHAT ARE THE PROFILES OFFERED FOR THE PGDM FINANCE STUDENTS IN IFMR?
bhuvanaganesh : what is your question


aspirant : WHAT IS THE ROLES OFFERED AFTER THE SOFTWARE ENGINNER WITH 60 MONTHS WORK EX COMPLETED MBA IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT FROM NITIE.
bhuvanaganesh : please check their site


sai : HELLO SIR
bhuvanaganesh : hello


aashir : I WORKED AT A SMALL COMPANY AS A NETWORK ENGINEER. THEY HAVE NOT PROVIDED ME(OR ANYONE ELSE) PAY SLIPS BUT I DO HAVE WORK EX CERTIFICATE WHEN I LEFT THE JOB. WILL THAT BE SUFFICIENT PROOF?
deepak : Yes, if you can produce your Income Tax returns.


sai : WHAT TOPICS TO FOCUS IN ENGLISH???
bhuvanaganesh : RC, Vocab, Parajumbles, critical reasoning


shanju : WAITLIST NO 13 IN NL DALMIA FOR MARKETING.. CHANCES FOR GETTING CLEAR ?
charlton : Do not worry. You should be able to convert a waitlist no. 13. Wish you all the best.


ankit : SIR.. IS IIM RANCHI AT PAR WITH IIM INDORE AND SHILLONG IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS?
deepak : No.


ankit : SIR... PLEASE RANK FROM TOP TO BOTTOM... IIM RANCHI,ROHTAK,TRICHY,RAIPUR, UDAIPUR,KASHIPUR.
shivabhaskaran : IIM Ranchi, Trichy,Kashipur, Udaipur,Rothak, Raipur


shubham : SIR WHICH SECTION SHOULD I START PREPARING FIRST FOR CAT 2016?
charlton : All sections are important. So spend about 2 hrs a day doing Quant, half an hour of reading newspapers every day, 1 hour for LR-DI and 1 hour of VA and RC. On weekends spend more time. Important parts in VA include paraformation questions, odd man out questions, summary of paragraph and critical reasoning. RC is extremely important. So practice about 3 passages everyday. In Maths, you may want to begin with Number system, arithmetic topics, geometry topics followed by algebra, permutation-combination, probability, logarithms, sequences and series, progressions etc. LR-DI needs constant practice and applying of certain strategies and skillsets which you will learn as you keep on doing set and after set. Read The Hindu, TOI, New York Times, The Guardian, Frontline, India Today, The Economist etc for GK, Essay writing, RC in MBA exams and interview. All the best.


anshika : HOW TO COPE WITH MATHS????
vjs : Go with topics discussed in the class.once the basics are discussed then complete all review questions and when ex is done solve each and every question in ex(a) as well as ex(b)


soul : IS SCMHRD IN TOP 20 B SCHOOL OR COMES IN TOP 25 BSCHOOL?
deepak : Neither, top 40 at best.


ankit : SIR.. IIM NAGPUR VS IIM RANCHI? IIM NAGPUR HAS IIM A FACULTY... WILL THAT MAKE TEACHING QUALITY AT IIM NAGPUR AT PAR WITH IIM A?
bhuvanaganesh : Please visit http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx for more info


freddie : WHAT ARE THE JOB PROFILES OFFERED TO THE PGDM FINANCE STUDENTS IN IFMR?
bhuvanaganesh : IFMR is good for finace


dc : WHAT SHOULD BE GOOD STUDY PLAN. BY WHAT TIME SHOULD WE COVER TIME STUDY MATERIAL. GIVEN THAT I AM TAKING CAT FOR SECOND TIME AND EARLIER I HAVEN'T USED TIME MATERIAL.
sathyanarayanan : Covering all your basics in an orderly manner will always be considered a better study plan. Late sep, since u r a second timer..


ankit : SIR... WITH 10TH 81%, 12TH 69, GRAD 66, CAN I GET OLD IIM CALLS? I HAVE NEW IIM CALLS... AND IF OLD IIMS NOT POSSIBLE, I WILL BETTER GET ADMISSION THIS YEAR ITSELF.
bhuvanaganesh : If you have very good score in CAT 16 then old IIM is possible


dc : WHEN SHOULD WE START TAKING TESTS
vjs : Sectional tests can be taken after each section and AIMCATS also give you an idea about your performance in the topics those you completed.


dc : WHEN SHOULD WE START TAKING TESTS
bhuvanaganesh : AIMCATs start from next month


ankit : ANKIT: SIR.. IS IIM RANCHI AT PAR WITH IIM INDORE AND SHILLONG IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS? I AM LITTLE CONFUSED SIR.. COZ THE AVERAGE CTC MENTIONED IS SIMILAR FOR ALL THESE IIMS..
sathyanarayanan : using only CTCs to decide will not make any meaningful sense.


shanju : CHARLTON SIR.. ARE YOU SURE? I AM SO MUCH WORRIED. I HAVE NO GOOD OPTION FOR NOW.. JUST ITM KHARGHAR. ALSO WAITING FOR SIES AND WELINGKAR RESULTS .
charlton : Better than NL Dalmia would be Welingkars > SIES > PUMBA. Also IES, Chetana, ITM Navi Mumbai are good. Keep your fingers crossed. All the best.


raj : WHAT CAN BE A GOOD REVISION PLAN AFTER COMPLETING TOPICS IN QUANTS AND DI/LR
bhuvanaganesh : attending sectional tests and AIMCATS


sai : FOR VOCAB DO WE NEED TO READ BOOKS RELATED TO GREEK MYTHOLOGY AS WE'LL BE GETTING SOME WORDS FROM OTHER LANGUAGES LIKE ACHILIES HEEL N OTHER WORDS???
charlton : No Vocab. Reading practice will help as all the questions in CAT test you on context based understanding. So they will give you paragraphs and ask you questions on the same. There is no pure vocab question in CAT.


ankit : ANKIT: SIR.. IIM NAGPUR VS IIM RANCHI? IIM NAGPUR HAS IIM A FACULTY... WILL THAT MAKE TEACHING QUALITY AT IIM NAGPUR AT PAR WITH IIM A? BHUVANAGANESH: PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.TIME4EDUCATION.COM/CAT-MBA/LIST_OF_B-SCHOOLS.ASPX FOR MORE INFO............BUT SIR I HAVE VISITED THIS RANKING.. CANT FIND IIM NAGPUR IN THE LIST...
bhuvanaganesh : Ranchi is better


ankit : ANKIT: SIR... WITH 10TH 81%, 12TH 69, GRAD 66, CAN I GET OLD IIM CALLS? I HAVE NEW IIM CALLS... AND IF OLD IIMS NOT POSSIBLE, I WILL BETTER GET ADMISSION TO NEW IIMS(RANCHI,ROHTAK...ONES) WHICH I AM EXPECTING TO CONVERT...
sathyanarayanan : With a very good percentile in CAT u might get calls in older IIMs..


raj : SIR, ALGEBRA IS NOT MY CUP OF TEA. HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR ALGEBRA?
tanuja : There is enough time for you to master the subject. You can start by solving class 7,8, 9 books. R.S.Agarwal and gradually move to more difficult questions. Everything is possible, you just need to decide it.


shubham : WHICH ARE THE BEST BOOK AVIALBLE FOR SELF CAT2016 PREPARATION?
tanuja : You can take T.I.M.E. material for self study, though studying under a guide is the best way.


arjun : SIR IN SOME NEWS PAPERS THEY ARE TELLING THAT THE MBA CAREERS ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.... EXCEPT THE TOP TEN COLLEGES OTHER BSCHOOLS ARE FALSE . IF A PERSON GOT AN MBA IN REST OF THE TOP 10 THEY ARE GETTING HARDLY 10-15 K PER MONTH . SIR IS THAT TRUE . AND I AM BCOM GRADUATE . IT IS ALSO SAID THAT A BCOM GRADUATE WITH MBA FILL FACE PROBLEMS IN PLACEMENT ,ONLI AN ENGINEER WITH MBA WILL BE PLACE ? SIRS HOW TRUE IS THIS . THIS IS TEARING OFF MY MIND
vjs : Not true.variation is always there from one School to other but not like you mentioned.


drcb6o042 : IF I START PREPARING FROM THIS TIME THEN CAN I CRACK CAT-17?
tanuja : Ofcourse! Don't loose focus


time : SIR HOW IS IBS MUMBAI.IS IT WORTH JOINING IT
shivabhaskaran : In IBS Hyderabad is only the best


rajni : WHERE THE LIFE WILL BE BETTER MBA BITS PILANI OR PGDM IFMR SRI CITY ?
shivabhaskaran : BITS Pilani


harshul : IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE MATHS IN CLASS 12
sathyanarayanan : No. It is not necessary.


harshul : IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE MATHS IN CLASS 12
bhuvanaganesh : No. CAT maths is of tenth standard level


ansh : ALREADY TRIED TO LEARN THE CONCEPTS AND STARTED SOLVING PROBLEMS BUT WAS UNABLE TO SOLVE IT CORRECTLY .NOW WHAT TO DO ??
bhuvanaganesh : Practice a lot. GOLDEN RULE. Learn, practice and then test


chandu : WHAT SHOULD BE THE CAT PERECENTILE FOR AN OBC CANDIDATE TO MANAGE TO GET CALLS FROM A/B/C
vjs : 99.5%le +.


chandu : WHAT SHOULD BE THE CAT PERECENTILE FOR AN OBC CANDIDATE TO MANAGE TO GET CALLS FROM A/B/C
bhuvanaganesh : with around 70 percentile you can get calls from A/B/C. But to convert you need 95+ percentile in CAT 16


harrypotter : REPLY SIR HAS BEEN ASKING FOR NTH TIME ..SIR HOW IS PGDM FINANCE FROM LBSIM ? I AM A FRESHER, SCORED 89.91 PERCENTILE , BCOM HONS-72% ,X-89.3 XII-87?
tanuja : Since you are a fresher, you can look at another attempt at CAT, with better focused study, you are likely to improve and get a better institute.


sanket31 : SIES PGDM VS NIA PUNE ?
bhuvanaganesh : Both are same category. B category


ansh : HOW TO MAKE COMMAND ON NUMBERS???
bhuvanaganesh : Learn the basics thoroughly. Practice from our SM, sectional tests, AIMCATs etc


ankit : IF I PREPARE VERY WELL..CAN I EXPECT 99.5+ FOR SURE IN CAT?...OR DUE TO LUCK FACTOR, IT CANNOT BE SAID? THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION WILL HELP ME DECIDE IF I SHOULD TAKE NEW IIMS THIS YEAR OR RETAKE CAT... (WITH MY BAD ACADS, 99.5+ IN CAT LOOKS MANDATORY! )
bhuvanaganesh : If you work hard you can


yash : SIR WHAT SHOULD BE MY DAILY SCHEDULE FOR AN IDEAL CAT PREPARATION?
rajeshsaraf : Active at least 5 hrs of preparation..Quants, DI, Reasoning, Reading Comprehension.. In this solve as many qs, learn as many concepts, practice from sectional tests, MOCK Tests..Have loads of self confidence


tannya : HELLO SIR, IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS PLEASE RANK, IIM K, IIT B AND NITIE.
bhuvanaganesh : IIM K, IIT B then NITIE


sai : IF ONE GETS 97 PERCENTILE IN AIM CATS CONSTANTLY HOW MUCH CAN HE EXPECT IN CAT??
shivabhaskaran : 98.5 plus


arjun : THANK U @VJS SIR . WHAT ABOUT GRADUATION WILL THE BCOM EFFECT IN THE PLACEMENTS . WILL BCOM GRADUATES COMPLEATED MBA WILL NOT BE PLACED IN BSCHOOLS???
vjs : will have good placements in management related to you core area.


ansh : IS IT NECESSARY TO READ NEWSPAPER DAILY THEN WHAT TOPICS ARE MORE IMPORTANT FOR US?
bhuvanaganesh : current affairs, Economy, business GK


dc : FIRST AIMCAT DATE ?
bhuvanaganesh : already three AIMCATs are over. Please check with your center


chandu : WILL THERE BE QUESTIONS FROM GRAMMAR THIS YEAR IN CAT 16 OR MAXIMUM PORTION IS FROM RC'S
bhuvanaganesh : both


joyee : SIR, I HAVE JOINED TIME IN THE MONTH OF JAN2015. AT THE END OF MAY ALL THE BASIC TOPICS WILL BE COVERED. WHAT SHOULD ME MY STRATEGY TO REVISE ALL THE TOPICS OF MY OWN?
rajeshsaraf : revising the topics is essential..Much more essential is, constantly, challenging yourself to look for alternate methods for qs which you might have solved in a particular manner..


sai : IS IT BETTER TO USE ON SCREEN CALCULATOR OR CALCULATING MANUALLY???
vjs : practice the calculations manually using the concepts of speed maths and you can use online calculator whenever required.


chinku : HOW TO MASTER QUANT SECTION?
shivabhaskaran : work on the basics for which u can use math text of cbse from seventh on wards, then if u work on the problems in sm's u find quant easy, concepts are the key to crack cat


s : THE HINDU OR THE NEW YORK TIMES TO WHICH SHD I GIVE PREFERENCE WHILE READINNG AS TIME IS LIMITED?
tanuja : read a national daily, because apart from the language you also need to improve your GA


raj : CAT 2015 SHP WILL BE ACTIVE FOR HOW MANY DAYS?
deepak : Maybe another couple of weeks.


arjun : THANK U SO MUCH @VJS SIR
vjs : You are welcome and all the best!


garima rawat : I SCORED 80 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1723, 65 PERCENTILE IN QUANTS, 67 IN VOCAB AND 92 IN LR/DI. PLS SUGGEST ME A STUDY PLAN TO IMPROVE MY PERCENTILE . IM A STUDENT SO SUGGEST ACCORDINGLY. HOW TO IMPROVE AND ALL. PLS HELP!! IM A GENERAL CATEGORY STUDENT AND WANT TO CLEAR CAT THIS YEAR PLS.
sathyanarayanan : alteast 3 hrs of preparation per day.. increase it gradually.. lots of reading will help in ur vocab.. understand ur basics in Quants.. don't rely on shot cuts..


nemo : HAVE THE GDPI CLASSES STARTED? I CALLED THE TIME OFFICE AND THEY SAID IT WILL START NEXT WEEK. WHAT ALL IS REQUIRED FROM MY SIDE TO ENROLL FOR THE PDPI CLASS? WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO MOCK INTERVIEWS? PLEASE REPLY. VERY IMPORTANT.
bhuvanaganesh : what are the calls you have


shubham : SIR I AM A 3RD YEAR STUDENT OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT FROM IHM PUSA AND I WANT TO GIVE CAT THIS YEAR WOULD I ABLE TO CRACK IT IF I START PREPARING FROM NOW?
tanuja : There is enough time for you to prepare for CAT16. You must be very focused and systematic in your studies. Best wishes


ankit : IF I PREPARE VERY WELL..CAN I EXPECT 99.5+ FOR SURE IN CAT?...OR DUE TO LUCK FACTOR, IT CANNOT BE SAID? THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION WILL HELP ME DECIDE IF I SHOULD TAKE NEW IIMS THIS YEAR OR RETAKE CAT... (WITH MY BAD ACADS AND UNFORTUNATE CATEGORY OF GEM, 99.5+ IN CAT LOOKS MANDATORY... IF 0.5 %ILE HERE THERE DEPENDS ON LUCK, I DONT WANT TO WASTE A YEAR....!
charlton : You can expect a 99.5 % provided you work hard. You cannot change your acads or your work exp. What you can change is your destiny by doing an extremely good job on the CAT. No IIM will reject a great candidate with a brilliant CAT score. Why not seriously aim for top 7 IIMs (including IIM Shillong), XLRI and IIFT amongst others? All the best.


raj : THE DI AND LR GIVEN IN THE STUDY MATERIAL IS ENOUGH TO CRACK THE SECTION IN CAT?
rajeshsaraf : That, along with sets in AIMCATs and Online sectional tests will give you adequate exposure to models of qs which can come across in CAT


don : WELINGKAR BANGLORE OR NIBM?
shivabhaskaran : NIBM Pune if u passionate in banking , also the roi is high


ankit : ARE NEW IIMS PLACEMENT REPORTS INFLATED? IF YES, HOW SHOULD WE LOOK AT THEM... IIM RANCHI SAYS AVG CTC 15.5
shivabhaskaran : the chances to inflate on placements is less


chandu : HOW TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH ALL THE ECONOMIC TERMS AS I HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF EVEN WHAT GDP MEANS
deepak : An elementary text book, or an online tutorial - investopedia.com


ansh : AIMCAT'S REASONING QUESTIONS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM TOPICS OF REASONING THEN WHAT SHOULD WE STUDY??
rajeshsaraf : Fundamental concepts remain the same. Topics like Venn diagrams, seating arrangement, Distribution, Quants based reasoning are areas where majority of the questions are being built around... Also, It is virtually impossible to attempt (Correctly) all the DI/LR questions in AIMCAT..even if you score net marks of 50%, that would be a stupendous score..


niharik : I SCORED 76 PERCENTILE IN ENG CAT15 SIR. HOW SHOULD I INCREASE IT TO MORE ACCEPTABLE SIR?
charlton : Practice reading. There will be Reading Comprehension passages and VA question types like Paraformation questions, odd man out, summary of paras, Critical Reasoning etc.


ankit : REASON WHY IIM RANCHI IS DOING BETTER THAN OTHER NEW IIMS IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS..?
shivabhaskaran : It was mentored by IIM C, hence the placements will be good


dev : WHAT SHOULD I START READING FOR ENGLISH SECTION???
bhuvanaganesh : already answered. Check


123456789 : SIR, HOW TO GET GOOD COMMAND ON ENGLSH ?
sathyanarayanan : lots of reading.. preferably a national daily.. helps with ur lang and general awareness..


aditya : HOW ARE THE NEW IIMS DOING WHEN COMPARED WITH OLDER ONES? IS IT BETTER TO JOIN A NEW IIM OR TAKE CHANCES NEXT YEAR? WHICH IIMS ARE WORTH JOINING (APART FROM A,B,C,L,K,I)?
rajeshsaraf : IIMs are IIMs !! But then it depends on one's aspirations. Some one may be interested in just "A" but someone else may be very happy if he gets into even a baby IIM...


ricky091 : TANUJA MAM LIL OUT OF CONTEXT QUES BUT NEED UR HELP. I HAVE CONVERTED BIMTECH PGDM I HAVE WORK EXP OF 20 MONTHS KINDLY NO JOB IN HAND. IS IT GOOD TO JOIN IT & OTHER OPTION I HAVE IS IMT NAGPUR MARKETING. PLS HELP
tanuja : BIMTECH is a good institute and you can consider joining it.


dc : FIRST AIMCAT DATE FOR CORRESPONDENCE TEST SERIES ? NOT FOR REGULAR CLASS STUDENT
bhuvanaganesh : contact your center


raj : IS STATISTICS A REALLY IMPORTANT TOPIC IN CAT? LIKE MEAN MEDIAN, MODE AND CORRELATIONS, KARL PEARSON?
vinnayraj : very elementary ideas and not advanced concepts as correlation,regressiom..


rajni : IFMR SRI CITY V/S BITS PILANI
bhuvanaganesh : IFMR. IFMR is good for finance


123456789 : WHAT ALL BOOKS A BEGINNER SHOULD READ TO IMPROVE READING SKILLS ?
shivabhaskaran : Start with editorial in news papers,it will also improve u gk


s : AIMCAT 23 TOTAL %ILE 73.47.... QA 89.17%ILE.... DI\LR 75.97ILE..... VA\RC 34.08%ILE. WHAT SHHOULD BE NEXT MOVE?
bhuvanaganesh : Do the basics. Practice


ricky091 : BIMTECH, BITS PILANI OR IMT NAGPUR
shivabhaskaran : Bits, Bimtech, IMT N


joyee : AFTER SOLVING THE TIME MATERIALS, FROM WHERE(WHICH BOOK) I SHOULD SOLVE QUESTIONS IN QUANT,DI,RC?
vinnayraj : try solving online sectional tests.you can get plenty of practice..also you will be give second lot of material with a collection of challenging problems.there is enough and more material available..analyze every aimcat thoroughly and religiously.25 aimcats are more than enough..


drcb6o042 : FOR HR WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 COLLEGES?
shivabhaskaran : XLRI, TISS MUMBAI, SCMHRD Pune, IIMs, XIM-Bhuvaneshwar.


bonny : SIR I AM FROM BBM(IB) BACKROUND AND NOT AT ALL GOOD IN MATH. I AM STILL NOT GETTING MUCH IN QUANT CLASSES. WHAT I NEED TO DO? I HAVE BEEN VERY AVG IN MY SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TIMES. BUT I STILL ASPIRE TO GO TO TOP B-SCHOOLS LIKE IIMS. WONDERING IS IT POSSIBLE?
vinnayraj : you have to have your aspirations high and be willing to work hard..and it's definitely possible for you to make it to top b school if you do the right kind of preparation and develop the right kind of temparament..the level of mathematics tested in cat is usually X std level.so you stand as good a chance as anybody else.if you are not able to grasp all the concepts,speak to the faculty and clarify your doubts.refer to the study material where concepts are explained and solve the concetp review questions to begin with.and most importantly believe in yourself and be positive..with practice you will get better...


raj : WILL THERE BE ONLY 25 AIMCATS OR U WILL PROVIDE OTHER MOCKS AS WELL?
rajeshsaraf : 25 AIMCATs. Apart from these, a regular class room course student is entitled to get SAMCATs (Self Administered) + Online Sectional tests..The list is huge.


ankit : SIR.. WHERE CAN I FIND IIM A PLACEMENT REPORT AND IIM C PLACEMENT REPORT...ALSO IIM L PLACEMENT REPORT..?
tanuja : on the respective web sites. It will be under news section.


nazi : SIR,IF I NEED TO STUDY ABORAD WHICH ENTRABCE EXAM I ATTEND
rajeshsaraf : GMAT


cat : HOW IS GREAT LAKES GURGAON PGPME PROGRAM.PLZ RPLY
shivabhaskaran : Its a secondary campus, chennai is the best


ansh : I HAVE SOLVED OUR STUDY MATERIAL OF REASONING WHAT'S THE NEXT MOVE FOR REASONING PRACTICE???
bhuvanaganesh : sectional tests


rahul : @BHUVAGANESH SIR-NIBM OR WE BANGLORE?
bhuvanaganesh : same category. But PUNE is better because of location


shubham : SIR SHOULD I GO FOR EITHER CAT OR GMAT OR BOTH?
sathyanarayanan : Keep ur preferences clear and work accordingly..


aspirant : @BHUVANAGANESH SIR WAITING LIST 17 IN NITIE , SOFTWARE ENGINEER WITH 60 MONTHS OF WORK EX AS OF NOW. FUTURE AMBITION : IT CONSULTANT . IF MY COURSE COMBINATION IN 2ND YEAR IS (OPERATIONS+IT) ELECTIVES IN NITIE , WHT WILL BE OPPURTUNITIES TO BECOME AN IT CONSULTANT . IS MY DECISION RIGHT ????. KINDLY GUIDE ME SIR
bhuvanaganesh : please check the previous year records


s : WHICH IIM ARE CONDUCTING GD?
bhuvanaganesh : Please visit http://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/iim-admission-criteria-2015-17.aspx for more info


karan : PLEASE ANSWER HOW IS PGDM FINANCE FROM LBSIM? IS LBSIM A GOOD B SCHOOL??
shivabhaskaran : Its a good b school


rahul : @SHIVABHASKARN SIR- THANK YOU,BUT WE SCHOOL-BANGLORE WORTH JOINING?
shivabhaskaran : WE Bangalore is a good back up option


jenish : SIR I AM LEAVING NMIMS MUMBAI FOR CAT 2016. IS THE WORTH?
shivabhaskaran : If u r confident that u can get into top twenty five b schools next year then its okay, otherwise NMIMS is a good b school


niharik : I AM ABLE TO POINT OUT SOLUTIONS OF MAJOR PART OF QUANTS SECTION BUT THE CALCULATION PARTS IS SLOW. ALONG WITH PRACTICE IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT I CAN DO TO ATTEND MORE QUESTIONS QUICKLY WITHOUT HAVING TO DIVULGE FROM BASIC MATHS I LEARNT FROM SCHOOLING AND SHIFT TO TRICKS.
vjs : 1. revise your speed maths concepts. 2.during the class as well as during practice solve the question till the final answer.


niharik : I AM ABLE TO POINT OUT SOLUTIONS OF MAJOR PART OF QUANTS SECTION BUT THE CALCULATION PARTS IS SLOW. ALONG WITH PRACTICE IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT I CAN DO TO ATTEND MORE QUESTIONS QUICKLY WITHOUT HAVING TO DIVULGE FROM BASIC MATHS I LEARNT FROM SCHOOLING AND SHIFT TO TRICKS.
rajeshsaraf : Practice speed maths (+, -, * division), squares, fractions, percentage calculations. Keep aside about 10 mins (not more than that) for practicing mental maths.


ansh : THANK YOU ALL :-)
sathyanarayanan : welcome


garima rawat : 10 - 95%, 12 - 85% GRADUATION AS OF NOW - 72%. CURRENTLY IN 4TH SEMESTER. HOW MUCH PERCRNTILE SHOULD I ATLEAST SCORE FOR CLEARING CAT16? IM A GENERAL CAREGORY STUDENT. WEAK IN VA, VOCAB AND QUANTS.AS MY AIMCAT 1723 PERCENTILE WERE 67 IN ENGLISH AND 65 IN QUNATS .
vinnayraj : you have good academic scores which is an added advantage to fetch calls.try to improve your engineering score in the remaining semesters..if you are looking for the top 3 colleges you need to get atleast 99+.but you could still end up in a very good college with a 95+ percentile..but right now do not put undue pressure by targeting a certain percentile.your focus should be on learning the fundamentals of all concepts,practice enough variety of problems and take and analyze all the aimcats.at this stage dont pay too much attention to your aimcat scores.just get aquainted to the test conditions and work on developing a suitable test taking strategy..


aspirant : @SATHYANARAYANA WAITING LIST 17 IN NITIE , SOFTWARE ENGINEER WITH 60 MONTHS OF WORK EX AS OF NOW. FUTURE AMBITION : IT CONSULTANT . IF MY COURSE COMBINATION IN 2ND YEAR IS (OPERATIONS+IT) ELECTIVES IN NITIE , WHT WILL BE OPPURTUNITIES TO BECOME AN IT CONSULTANT . IS MY DECISION RIGHT ????. KINDLY GUIDE ME SIR
sathyanarayanan : already answered.. pls check..


aspirant : @SATHYANARAYANA WAITING LIST 17 IN NITIE , SOFTWARE ENGINEER WITH 60 MONTHS OF WORK EX AS OF NOW. FUTURE AMBITION : IT CONSULTANT . IF MY COURSE COMBINATION IN 2ND YEAR IS (OPERATIONS+IT) ELECTIVES IN NITIE , WHT WILL BE OPPURTUNITIES TO BECOME AN IT CONSULTANT . IS MY DECISION RIGHT ????. KINDLY GUIDE ME SIR
sathyanarayanan : take a look at previous year records.. should help u..


garima rawat : ALSO PLEASE TELL HOW TO ANALYSE AIMCAT RESULT? HOW MANY HOURS TO DEVOTE EACH DAY IF I START AFTER 20TH MAY?
sathyanarayanan : section wise scores to help u focus on ur short comings.. a minimum of 3 hrs on any day is appreciated.. increase ur hrs gradually.


garima rawat : ALSO PLEASE TELL HOW TO ANALYSE AIMCAT RESULT? HOW MANY HOURS TO DEVOTE EACH DAY IF I START AFTER 20TH MAY?
charlton : Analysis of AIMCAT is at the following levels besides just looking at the answers/ solutions: a) Easy and moderate questions which you did not attempt. b) Easy and moderate questions which you got wrong. c) Difficult questions which you wasted time on and should have done later. d) Very difficult questions which you should have left unattempted. Also for the questions which you got correct, see if there is another way to solve.


s : TOTAL %ILE 73.47.... QA 89.17%ILE.... DI\LR 75.97ILE..... VA\RC 34.08%ILE . WHAT SHHOULD BE NEXT MOVE? PLEASE ELABORATE..................
sathyanarayanan : Read newspapers.. start practicing with vocab and para jumbles.. u still have time..


shanju : REPLY FOR GOD'S SAKE ...
bhuvanaganesh : already answered. Check


rajni : I HAVE DONE B.TECH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND WORKED TWO YEARS IN MNC . IF I DO PGDM FINANCE FROM IFMR SRI CITY, THEN WILL I GET A GOOD JOB ?
bhuvanaganesh : yes.


good : SIR WHICH TO CHOOSE BETWEEN IMI K AND IMT NAGPUR?
bhuvanaganesh : same category. But IMI K is better because of location


saby : GOOD EVENING..SIR MY AIMCAT NOT SCORED GOOD MARKS?? HOW I PREPARE??
rajeshsaraf : Analysis is the key !! Analysis not just in terms of marks scored, or accuracy rate but far bigger than that like types of qs attempted, types of qs left, average time spent per question and multiple other factors


rajmachawal : MY OVERALL PERCENTILE IN LAST 3 AIMCATS WERE 92,92,94 APPROX. BUT IN DI-LR SECTIONS I HAVE NEVER CLEARED CUT OFF
vinnayraj : they are very good scores at this stage.may be the shock factor of different and unique kind of sets is troubling you.once you get familiar with the different types of sets you will get better..plus consider your scores you may be targeting a very high score in di/lr as well which can be counterproductive when the section is much tougher compared to others.try to reduce the number of sets attempted and make sure the ones you have attempted are perfectly right..


shubham : FOR GMAT WHAT ARE THE SECTIONS I NEED TO FOLLOW FOR CRACKING AND WHAT ARE THE GOOD COLLEGES WHICH FOLLOWS GMAT (ABROAD) AND WHAT IS MINIMUM MARKS REQUIRED TO GET ADMISSION ON ABROAD?
charlton : 710 is a good score to aim for. Go through Forbes ranking for the list of US MBA schools and programs. Some of the schools mandatory look for a 2 year work experience. THE MIM program does not need any work experience.


niharik : FOR DI AND LR SECTION HOW SHOULD I START THE PREPARATION AT THE BASIC LEVEL TO BEGIN BEFORE THINKING OF CUT OFF
bhuvanaganesh : start from from SMs then practice from Sectional tests


aditya : CAN YOU GIVE ANY IDEA ABOUT THE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY TIME FOR TEST SERIES/AIMCATS? WHAT IS THE FEES AND NO. OF TESTS?
sathyanarayanan : Contact ur nearby center..


aditya : CAN YOU GIVE ANY IDEA ABOUT THE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY TIME FOR TEST SERIES/AIMCATS? WHAT IS THE FEES AND NO. OF TESTS?
bhuvanaganesh : please contact near by center for more details


niharik : THANK YOU VJS & RAJESHSARAF. I WILL REVISE MATHS PORTION AND LAY STRESS ON MENTAL CALCULATION.
vjs : Welcome and all the best!


don : @SHIVABHASKARAN-SIR WOULD MAY MAT OR ATMA BE CONSIDERED FOR DTE CAP ROUND?
shivabhaskaran : May mat the chances are less


saby : WHEN I SOLVE DI AND QUANT I ALWAYS TAKE HELP FROM SM?? WHAT I M DO SO THAT I CANT TAKE HELP OF SOLUTION
rajeshsaraf : I guess you are referring to the fact that everytime, you solve a question, you have to refer to the key concepts from SM or sometimes even the solution. At this stage, probably nothing to worry too much about that. The main point is you need to keep solving qs on a regular basis.. At some point of time, you will realize that assistance from SM or sols will not be required


alwayslate : BETWEEN IIM INDORE MUMBAI CAMPUS (IF I CONVERT) AND XIMB, WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?
bhuvanaganesh : please visithttp://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx for more details


abc : GOOD EVENING. I'VE CONVERTED IIM LUCKNOW AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS NMIMS MBA CORE. WHICH ONE IS A BETTER OPTION?
bhuvanaganesh : If you are interested in AGRI then go for IIM Lucknow


shanju : BHUVANAGANESH SIR WILL I SURELY GET MY WAITLIST CLEARED?
bhuvanaganesh : good chances are there


saby : MY 10 AND 12 MARKS NOT GOOD SO WHAT CAN I DO IN CAT??
sathyanarayanan : prepare well for a very high CAT percentile.. also make sure that u have minimum CUT OFF marks in 10th, 12th for ur category..


niharik : WORKING IN A BPO - WOULD IT COUNT AS WORK EXPERIENCE TO COLLEGES ACCEPTING CAT SCORES.
charlton : No. It would not count as work experience.


niharik : WORKING IN A BPO - WOULD IT COUNT AS WORK EXPERIENCE TO COLLEGES ACCEPTING CAT SCORES.
sathyanarayanan : already answered.. pls check..


niharik : WORKING IN A BPO - WOULD IT COUNT AS WORK EXPERIENCE TO COLLEGES ACCEPTING CAT SCORES.
shivabhaskaran : full time job, salaried after graduation from a registered firm is treated as work ex, the weightage will be less if its from bpo


s : CUTOFF OF QUANT IN AIMCAT 23 WAS 28 I GOT 32 BUT STILL MY %ILE IS 89 WHY?
vinnayraj : the sectional cutoffs are set at around 85-90 percentile which is the cutoff set by the iims and top b schools..


dev : IS READING NOVELS A WELL PROFITABLE EFFORT FOR ENGLISH?IF YES THEN PLZ SUGGEST ANY TO BEGIN WITH???
rajeshsaraf : Reading Novels is alright. However, that should not turn out to be too lopsided an effort. You have to read from multiple sources and just about all types of articles -philosophy, economy, fiction, non-fiction, sports etc. Read newspaper, magazines on a daily basis. A "Critical" reading is the need of the hour


garima rawat : @VINNAYRAJ SIR , I HAVE 72% AGGREGATE IN THREE SEMESTERS. IM A NON ENGINEER , GENERAL CATEGORY. HOW MUCH SHOULD I INCREASE MY PERCENYAGE?
vinnayraj : answered..


garima rawat : @VINNAYRAJ SIR , I HAVE 72% AGGREGATE IN THREE SEMESTERS. IM A NON ENGINEER , GENERAL CATEGORY. HOW MUCH SHOULD I INCREASE MY PERCENYAGE?
vinnayraj : non engineer and a female candidate is another advantage that you have apart from your good academic scores as there is some weightage given to academic diversity and gender diversity when they give out calls..there is no target for increasing the percentage,just try to improve as much as you can..sometimes a little more focus and seriousness is all you need to improve the degree percentages which can be pretty useful later on..


bonny : THANK YOU VINNAY RAJ SIR FOR YOUR KIND AND MOTIVATING RESPONSE. I AM WORKING NOW BUT LEAVING MY JOB BY 6TH OF MAY TO FOCUS ON CAT PREPARATION. APART FOR IIMS ALSO LOOKING FOR JAMANALAL BAJA
vinnayraj : you are welcome..hope the decision to quit is a well thought out one and you are confident of securing another job as soon as the exam is over..


prash : WHEN IS THE AIMCAT PACKAGE GOING TO BE LAUNCHED FOR CAT16?
bhuvanaganesh : contact TIME center for more info


bonny : MISTAKENLY TAPPED ENTER. WANTED TO ASK HOW MANY HOURS OF STUDY REQUIRED TO GET INTO TOP B-SCHOOL AS MENTIONED.
shivabhaskaran : atleast three hours every day from now will be fine


anmol : SIR MY CLASS 10 SCORE IS 10(CGPA) , CLASS 12 IS 94.4 AND MY GRADUATION CGPA IS 9.428 UPTO FIFTH SEM. WHAT ARE MY CHANCE OF GETTING INTO IIMB
charlton : THere are extremely good chances provided that your CAT score can be 99.8%ile. All the best. Work strategically and diligently....


shweta : SIR, I AM AVERAGE STUDENT AND SCORED 34,53,54 PERCENTILE IN LAST 3 MCAT.I AM LOSING MY MARKS IN QUANT.BUT WHILE PRACTICING I AM SOLVING IT CORRECT BUT IN EXAM I AM BIT CONFUSED BETWEEN THE QUESTIONS. SO HOW TO SELECT QUESTIONS?
tanuja : You will be able to choose the right question by more and more practice. When solving questions you should always solve with a time limit. The objective should be solve as many questions as possible in the given time AND not solve each question in the sequence. This way you will train yourself on picking up the right questions. Best wishes


garima rawat : WHAT SHOULD NE THE MIN PERCENTILE I SHOULD BE SCORING IN AIMCATS TO GET A 95+ IN CAT16?
rajeshsaraf : It depends on the difficulty level of the paper. However, looking at the trend, if you can get somewhere close to at least 40% marks (net score), you are in 95+ percentile bracket.


garima rawat : WHAT SHOULD NE THE MIN PERCENTILE I SHOULD BE SCORING IN AIMCATS TO GET A 95+ IN CAT16?
bhuvanaganesh : 95+


shubham : SIR WHAT ARE THE SECTIONS IN GMAT WE NEED TO STUDY?
bhuvanaganesh : already answered. Please check


don : @SHIVABHASKARAN SIR- WHAT ABOUT MAY ATMA IS IT VALID FOR DTE
shivabhaskaran : It will be MH CET


anmol : SIR I HAVE APPEARED FOR THREE AIMCAT AND I COULD SEE THAT MY SCORES ARE ALWAYS THE SAME. ITS NEITHER INCREASING NOR DECREASING. ITS SAME AND AROUND 65 PERCENTILE . WHAT SHOULD I DO
rajeshsaraf : Analyze, Analyze !! Get into the details of the same. Number of qs left out, type of qs attempted, type of easy qs left out, questions which were time guzzlers, type of mistakes made (mistakes -conceptual, calculation etc). A small effort and your percentile can take a quantum jump upwards


anmol : SIR I HAVE APPEARED FOR THREE AIMCAT AND I COULD SEE THAT MY SCORES ARE ALWAYS THE SAME. ITS NEITHER INCREASING NOR DECREASING. ITS SAME AND AROUND 65 PERCENTILE . WHAT SHOULD I DO
sathyanarayanan : do an analysis on the questions u have answered.. time taken.. concepts u have attempted.. there should be an improvement.. numbers alone do not speak the entire picture..


rajni : WE MUMBAI MEDIAN PACKAGE IS ?
bhuvanaganesh : around 6 lakhs


sonu : ENGINEERING MARKS ARE CONSIDERD IN PERCENTILE??
vinnayraj : no..but some institutes(iims) give some weightage to graduation scores though in most of them it is not too significant in issuing calls..


prash : IN ENGLISH THERE IS ALWAYS A CONFUSION BETWEEN ANSWER OPTIONS....ESPECIALLY IN RCS ...HOW TO TACKLE THIS?
sathyanarayanan : practice.. understand the flow of sentences..


dev : PLZ SUGGEST SOME NOVELS WITH REFERENCE TO INCREASE LANGUAGE SKILLS IN ENGLISH.....
rajeshsaraf : No one one single answer... Try "Fountain Head", "Atlas Shrugged" etc


good : PLEASE REPLY...
bhuvanaganesh : answered


niharik : IS A NIGHT SHIFT WITH WORK TIME DURATION OF 9 HOURS A FULL TIME JOB SIR???? THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING THE BPO QUERY IT WAS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THANK YOU.
charlton : yes. 9 hours job would be conted irrespective of the shift. Try for a good company or atleast a good role which you can justify during the interview.


sonu : APART FROM TIME NOTES CAN U PLEASE MENTION ANY AUTHOR BOOK SO THAT I CAN HAVE A GOOD GRIP ON CONCEPTS
bhuvanaganesh : our SMs, sectional tests, AIMCATs, CRTs, revision materials are more than enough to learn the concepts and to practice


don : @SHIVABHASKARAN SIR PLZ REPLY
shivabhaskaran : The admissions to the following institutes will be based on the score of CET , provided they are approved & recognized by Go vernment of M aharashtra and are affiliated to any of the Non - Agricultural University in Maharashtra State. 1 . All Government of Mahar ashtra Management Education Institutes 2 . University Departments of Management Education 3 . University - managed Management Education Institutes 4 . All Un - aided Managem e nt Education Institutes covered as per the A ct


anmol : SIR AS I HAD EARLIER MENTIONED ABOUT MY SCORE IN CLASS 10(CGPA 10), CLASS 12 (94.4) AND GRADUATION(UPTO FIFTH SEM 9.428) DO I NEED TO HAVE WORK EXPERIENCE FOR GETTING INTO IIMB? OR IS ANY KIND OF INTERNSHIP REQUIRED
vinnayraj : those are very good scores and you definitely stand a chance of getting a call from iimb if you do well in the cat..work experience is not mandatory though it carries a little weightage,but if you crack the cat with a high percentile you have very good chances of receiving a call..internship is not conisdered as work experience..only full time paid experience is considered..


don : @BHUVAGANESH -SIR IS MAY ATMA VALID FOR DTE CAP ROUND
bhuvanaganesh : please visit http://www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/mba2015/download/MBA_brochure_2015_16_20012015KP.pdf for more info


dev : NOVELS????????????
bhuvanaganesh : Novels written by good authors


shanju : HOW IS ITM KHARGHAR?? HEARD ONLY GOOD FOR MARKETING
charlton : It is a good college for Marketing. That way even NL Dalmia is known only for finance.


389 : TILL NOW 3 AIMCAT GIVEN..PERCENTILES ARE 78.60,87.16,87.80. HOW TO IMPROVE AND DI/LR SECTIONS ARE LEAST SCORED..IMPROVEMENT TIPS??
vinnayraj : those are decent scores at this stage...may be the shock factor of different and unique kind of sets is troubling you.once you get familiar with the different types of sets you will get better..try not to target a high number of sets and stick to a few and solve them by taking a minute or two extra to see if there is a hidden trap of if you have made any interpretaion errors...


389 : FROM WHERE WE CAN GET SOLUTIONS FOR HANDOUTS?
charlton : We will provide the solutions at the end of the course say in the last packet of material to be given to you.


anmol : SIR I AM IN THE THIRD YEAR OF ENGINEERING AND THIS YEAR FROM JULY OUR PLACEMENT T STARTS. BUT I WANT TO DO MBA AND GET INTO IIMS. SO EVEN IF I DO NOT GET GOOD PERCENTILE THIS TIME I WOULD APPEAR NEXT YEAR. SO IN THIS CASE SHOULD I SKIP PLACEMENTS OR SHOULD I JUST JOIN ANY COMPANY( SHOULD I CONCENTRATE ON PLACEMENTS)
vinnayraj : you should concentrate on placements and try secure a decent job which will not only act as a back up option but will serve to reduce the pressure of cracking the cat.a lot of people work and simultaneously prepare..plus as a lot of areas tested is common to placements and cat you will only be benefited..


rajmachawal : PLEASE SUGGEST SOME GOOD PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR DI-LR, NEVER EVEN CLEARED THE CUTOFF IN DI-LR, TIME MATERIAL ALREADY SOLVED...(OVERALL IN LAST 3 AIMCATS 93%ILE).
rajeshsaraf : Pls note that even if you get about 35% marks in DI/LR, you can cross 90 percentile in DI/LR. The idea is the right selection of qs (Discard the difficult ones). You can always find 12 easy qs out of 32 qs


harsh : I AM A WORKING PROFESSIONAL WITH 2 YEAR OF EXPERIENCE IN MRF TYRES ... I AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR MBA IN OPERATION. MWHICH WILL BE BETTER EXECUTIVE MBA OR NORMAL
vinnayraj : with two years of experience you can look at a two year progamme from a top b school..


harsh : HOW TO EXCEL IN READING COMPREHENSION
bhuvanaganesh : 1. Read various articles on different areas like Business and Economics, Science, Sociology etc 2. Try to understand the intention of the author 3. Improve your vocabulary 4. Prepare from V102 for grammar 5. When you read please give your attention to the sentence structures and their construction 6. Phrasal verbs, idioms and prepositions are important 7. Practice from previous year question papers 8. Consistently you have to practice the above steps again and again


prash : REGARDING GK PREPARATIONS FOR XAT, IIFT ETC....I HAVE GOT A VERY POOR KNOWLEDGE REGARDING ECONOMICS BANKING ETC...I TRIED READING FROM SEVERAL SOURCES WHICH EXPLAINS TERMS RELATED TO ECONOMICS N BANKING..BUT I FIND THEM TOO DIRECT TO UNDERSTAND CONCEPTUALLY...CAN U RECOMMEND CERTAIN BOOKS OR MATERIAL FROM WHERE I CAN GET MY BASICS RIGHT..?
bhuvanaganesh : For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions.


manne : SIR I HAVE GIVEN A AIMCAT,AND PERCENTILE I GOT IS 68,WHAT INPUT DO I PUT IN TO IMPROVE MY SCORE.COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME SECTIONAL WISE AND OVERALL INPUTS I NEED TO PUT IN?\
sathyanarayanan : build on ur concepts.. focus on speed maths techniques..


389 : 10TH - 87.14% 12TH-86.80% BTECH GRAD-78.60% 2.5 YRS WORK EX (AS OF NOW)...CHANCES OF GETTING IIM CALLS AND EXPECTED PERCENTILE IN CAT 16 FOR CALLS??
vinnayraj : very good chances..aim for 99+ .you could also make it to a couple of iims even with a lesser percentile but at this stage you should target a very high score with the right kind of preparation and hard work..


rajni : WE MUMBAI MEDIAN PACKAGE IS ?
shivabhaskaran : 6.4 lakhs


harsh : FOR READING COMPREHENSION ANY GOOD BOOKS THAT YOU REFER?
bhuvanaganesh : our SM, sectional tests, AIMCATs


anmol : SIR WHAT SHOULD BE MY SCHEDULE OF WORK IF I START MY PREPARATION SERIOUSLY BY THIS MID MAY, LIKE HOW MUCH PORTIONS TO BE COMPLETED IN WHAT TIME
sathyanarayanan : 4+ hrs a day will see u through.. time distribution will be based on concept weight-age and ur strength and weakness..


389 : ALSO WITH 2.5 YRS EXP...IS IT WORTH INVESTING TIME FOR 2YRS MBA OR WAIT FOR SOME TIME AND TARGET FOR PGPX??
vinnayraj : depends on your job profile,role and interest..with your work experience it is still worthwhile to pursue a 2 year program from a top college.but if you feel you cannot study for 2 years and are comfortable with the current job and growth prospects then you can look at a 1 year program..


niharik : SIR FOR CAT 16 SHOULD I SET MODEST PERCENTILE OF 70 AFTER GETTING 52 IN CAT 15 AND JOIN COLLEGE IN THE POOL OR TRY HARDER BECAUSE EVEN IF GET 90 OR ABOVE FINANCIALLY I CAN NOT AFFORD MORE THAN 10 LAKH FOR TOTAL COURSE FEE'
rajeshsaraf : First thing first, you cannot "target" a specific percentile. Second, there are lots of institutes where the course fee is simply negligible compared to other B Schools' fees (Check that of FMS). Third, the issue is more about mindset. Develop a positive approach and give it a full josh for your CAT 2016 exam. All the best !!


123456789 : I BELONG TO A BUSINESS FAMILY SO IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE A JOB EXP AFTER MY MBA TO ENTER IN BUSINESS LINE ?
vinnayraj : people like to explore and learn from experience of working for an established employer in a related field and then get back to their own business.but if the situation demands you can join right after your completing your mba..


manne : I STUDY AGRICULTURE MY GPA IS 8.7,I WANT TO OPT FOR ABM?FABM,AS MINE IS BIOLOGY BACKGROUND WHAT LEVEL OF EFFORTS I NEED TO PUT IN FOR QUANT?
vjs : First You finish the materials thoroughly and go for online tests To develop that Comfort level, Focus on quality of time.Keep pace with classroom teaching.


roshan987 : CAN TOP 10 %LE PEOPLE EXPECT 10L.P.A. + IN ALLIANCE,ITM NM, OR NDIM ?
vinnayraj : yes..


389 : @VINAYRAJ SIR...2.5 YRS IN SOFTWARE.. BUT WANTED TO MAKE A MOVE TO FINANCE...ALSO WHAT SHOULD I DO IN PARALLEL TO CAT PREP TO JUSTIFY MY AREA OF INTEREST (BCOS SOFTWARE TO FINANCE IS QUITE DIFFERENT)??
vinnayraj : you are not alone in the typical shift from software to finance which is quite common..people pursue finane certification courses and look at a finance related domain in your won industry..but if you can crack the exam and prepare well for the wat/pi process including some pertty good study of economics ,it shouldnt be difficult for you to eventually make it..


anmol : ARE ALL THE TOPICS MENTIONED IN TIME BOOKS IMPORTANT OR ARE THERE SOME TOPICS WHICH ARE GIVEN MORE IMPORTANCE THAN OTHERS
sathyanarayanan : all topics are equally imp..


rajni : WHILE SELECTING INSTITUTES MEDIAN OR AVERAGE WHICH PACKAGE SHOULD BE SEEN ?
bhuvanaganesh : yes for rate of return


freddie : WILL THE JOB PROFILE OFFERED TO US DURING THE PLACEMENTS DEPEND UPON OUR SPECIALIZATION. AS IM GOING TO OPT FINANCE IN IFMR.. BUT IT'S BEEN MENTIONED AS JUST PGDM IN MY COURSE.. PLZ HELP ME..
deepak : You get to choose which interviews you wish to sit for.


anmol : IS THERE ANYTHING LIKE STUDENTS FROM IIT AND NIT ARE GIVEN MORE PREFERANCE THAN OTHERS IN FINAL SELECTION
deepak : None at all.


ums : SIR DMS IITD VS NMIMS MUMBAI
bhuvanaganesh : IIT D


ums : SIR IITD WL IS 6.. ANY CHANCES??
deepak : Good chances, hope for the best!


dipal : SIR, I DO NOT CARRY ANY ACHIEVEMENTS AT NON CURRICULAR LEVEL IN COLLEGE. HOW WILL IT AFFECT MY RESUME WEIGHTAGE GIVEN MY ACADEMICS ARE 10- 88.8%, 12- 94.66%,B TECH-72%?
vinnayraj : extra curricular achievements are certainly an advantage during the time of interviews but they are not mandatory to convert the call.you have good academic scores and you can make up for the lack of certificates to show by doing a comprehensive study of areas related to your hobbies or academic interests aobut which you can talk during the interviews..a very high cat score will seal it..


iima : 94% 53% 80% RESPECTIVELY IN X, XII ND GRAD... I HAVE GOT 99.7 IN CAT THIS YEAR..BUT I GOT NO CALLS FOR ANY IIM... IS IT NOT POIBLE TO GET INTO ANY IIM WITH MY ACADEMIC? HOW MUCH I HAVE TO SCORE IN CAT FOR GETTING FROM IIM..?? ALSO SUGGET ME SOME TOP B SCHOOL FOR NEXT YEAR WHICH DOESNOT CONSIDER ACADEMICS...??
sathyanarayanan : academics pulls in a considerable weight-age during section.. IIM calls will need a good CAT percentile and also the minimum cut offs for 10th/12th/Grad..


shweta : SIR HOW MUCH TIME AM I SUPPOSE TO GIVE ON CAT PREPARATION? I AM B.COM STUDENT SO MY COLLEGE STUDIES ARE NOT MUCH.
bhuvanaganesh : Prepare a plan to do the basics now. Then work on the plan


123456789 : HOW TO HAVE A GOOD COMMAND IN ENGLISH (SPOKEN PART) AND FOR A PERSON WHO IS AN INTROVERT ?
rajeshsaraf : Practice, practice !! Spoken English has nothing to do with "a particular personality type". Have enormous confidence and you can conquer the world !! English is just a small bit !!


appu : I DON'T HAVE GOODS PERCENTAGE IN 12TH. WOULD IT CREATE PROBLEMS
bhuvanaganesh : If you score very good percentile in CAT then you aim for top 20 B schools


soma : WHICH HAS HIGHER BRAND NAME IIT NIT OR IIM
bhuvanaganesh : IIM, IIT, NIT


niharik : I FINISHED MY B E WITH EXTENDED YEAR I.E 5 INSTEAD OF 4 YEARS DUE TO BACKLOG S. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR DECENT CAT COLLEGES IF I SCORE WELL IN CAT 16?
vinnayraj : yes..a lot students in the past have even made it to the top iims with a similar situation as yours..so work hard and crack the exam..


ums : WHY IITD > NMIMS..REASONS
bhuvanaganesh : http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


rmat : SIR CAN YOU SUGGEST SOME GOOD NOVELS FOR CAT
sathyanarayanan : would suggest u to do a national daily over novels..


389 : BETWEEN 2 AIMCAT THERE IS A WEEK GAP...WHAT SHOULD BE OUR STRATEGY BEFORE EACH AIMCAT (IN PARALLEL TO ONGOING CLASSES)??
sathyanarayanan : analysis holds the key.. focus on questions that went wrong.. but prepare on questions that u couldn't answer..


rmat : SIR HOW CAN WE INCREASE FLUENCY WHILE SPEAKING ENGLISH
sathyanarayanan : increase ur vocab base.. be confident..


T.I.M.E