T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for WAT/GD/PI!
(Chat Transcript)

g : HELLO SIR/MAM, MITSOM(MBA) OR MITSOB(PGDM), WHICH ONE IS BETTER??
ramachandran : By referring to the B School ranking on your SHP, you will get an excellent idea of the ranking of these B School AND all others


mily : SIR RANK IBS MUMBAI IBS PUNE JBS GURGAON AND XISS RANCHI
ramachandran : Can you please refer to the B School ranking on your SHP?


lucky : HELLO SIR/MADAM...
ramachandran : Hello. Please go ahead.


abcd : SIR, PLZ TELL ME A CONVINCING ANSWER FOR - "WHY DO U WANT TO DO MBA IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS ??
ramachandran : Please consult your FM and your Centre for detailed discussions on this question and others that might be asked in the Interviews


kushal : PREP TIPS FOR VGSOM WAT/PI
rajeshsaraf : Structure your thought processes, before writing prepare an outline.for interviews, u can expect qs from acads, career plans, personality related qs


shailesh : HELLO EVERYONE. WHAT ARE THE EXPERT T.I.M.E GUIDELINES FOR WAT/GD/PI PREPARATION?
ramachandran : Please attend the sessions organized by us. Please read the GDEI briefcase. It contains very useful information that will give you a cutting edge


07cr : I SCORED 81.64 10TH. 12TH 55.5. BE IT 66.87. AND SNAP 85.2%ILE. WAT WAS AVERAGE. GE WAS GOOD. AND I FELT PI WAS AWESOME (INTERVIEWER'S SHOOK MY HAND!). WORK EX OF 5 MONTHS AND CURRENTLY WORKING AS TRAINEE SALES ENGINEER. JUNE 2016 PASS OUT. CONSIDERING ALL THIS, WILL MY 12TH SCORE PLAY A HUGE DRAWBACK FOR GETTING SELECTED IN SIOM?
swapnila : Not really !!!


lucky : I GOT CALL FROM GIM.THEY ARE MENTIONED ONLY ABOUT INTERVIEW,WHAT ABOUT GD?
raman : Nothing very different. Well rounded preparation would work. Also brush up your gk


rishabh : SIR PLZ GIVES SOME TIPS FOR PERFORMING WELL IN GD/PI.
feroz : Practice, read about diverse topics, GA etc


mily : RAMCHANDRA SIR I WANT TO KNW IBS RANKING...ALL ARE NOT MENTIONED THERE..PLZZ RANK IBS MUMBAI PUNE AND GURGAON
ramachandran : IBS Hyderabad is distinctly better than the others. The others might not be worth considering since they rank so low


xyz : HOW IS IIFM BHOPAL?
raman : not a bad option. Depends on your interest .


abcd : ANY SPECEFIC IF U CAN TELL TO READ FOR DU SOUTH CAMPUS GD/PI MBA IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS ??
ramachandran : Please keep your preparation well-rounded


aman22 : I HAVE INTERVIEW WAT AND GK QUIZ FOR FORE AFTER 4 DAYS PLZ SUGGEST WHAT CAN I PREPARE FOR IT
swapnila : Practicing a few essays might help in your preparation for the WAT.Apart from that reading up on current affairs and the magazine provided by TIME could help with the other processes.It might also be advisable to go through a mock interview before your actual interview.


aaa : SIR I AM GOING FOR RETAKE CAT.WHAT SHOULD I DO ALONG WITH STUDIES
ramachandran : Please be as well-prepared as possible in all areas. Also, please be as well-informed as possible about things around you


sourav : SIR I GOT SELECTED FOR PGDBA 2017. WILL TIME CONDUCT PERSONAL INTERVIEW SESSION OR MOCK PI FOR IT?
srinivasbelvi : Please contact your TIME center for details.


danny : IS THE 2 YEAR PGDM COURSE OF GREAT LAKES CHENNAI AT PAR WITH THOSE OF OTHER A LISTED B SCHOOLS?? WHAT IS THEIR MEDIAN PACKAGE??
rajeshsaraf : Great Lakes programme (either 1 year or 2 year) are good.However, this is all relative. If you compare with for MDI or IIMs, clearly you know the ans. My estimate is the average package should be about 10


anaya12 : I HAVE 3 YEARS OF WORK EXP AFTER THAT 2.5 YEARS OF GAP. I HAVE CALLS FROM IIM'S BUT THEY WILL ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS LATER. WAITLISTED IN SIBM-P AND SCMHRD WHICH IS UNLIKELY TO CLEAR. CONVERTED SIBM-B AND SIIB. WHICH ONE IS BETTER TO JOIN? ALSO IS IT WORTH JOINING THIS COLLEGES PLEASE SUGGESTS. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
shahana : Based on the calls you have currently converted you should join SIBM B


sourav : ANY TIPS FOR PGDBA PERSONAL INTERVIEW.
swapnila : Is it for any particular college or you need guidance in general.Please mention the same.


deepa : SIR, WHICH IS BETTER SCMHRD-PUNE OR NMIMIS, MBA-HR
raman : SCMHRD


abc12 : I LEFT MY JOB IN SEPT 2016(14 MONTHS EXP) AND PREPARED FOR 2 MONTHS FOR CAT. RIGHT NOW IHAVE NM-HYD IN HAND AND WAITLISTED FOR TAPMI AND NM BANGALORE WITH MERIT NO OF 1233. I AM THINKING ABOUT GIVING A DROP AND PREPARE FOR CAT 2017. WILL 1 YEAR DROP HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON MY CHANCES FOR NEXT YEAR??
shahana : No. The drop year can be managed. You need one full year's solid preparation for best shot at CAT


aaa : IS KIRLOSKAR PUNE RECOMMENDED FOR FRESHER GOOD ACADEMIC PROFILE ?
raman : Decent option for a fresher too!


xyz : IS IT WORTH PERSUING FOREST MANAGEMENT OVER MBA?
swapnila : This would depend on your interest area.However a general MBA is generally preferred over a sectoral one.


xyz : IS IT WORTH PERSUING FOREST MANAGEMENT OVER MBA?
shahana : Depends on your profile


xyz : IS IT WORTH PERSUING FOREST MANAGEMENT OVER MBA?
srinivasbelvi : Unless it is your passion or interest, I recommend not to pursue niche courses.


sourabh : I GOT A CALL FROM SOMAIYA. ANY SUGGESTIONS, HOW TO PREPARE SOP?
swapnila : A SOP is a document which tells the college about who you are , what you have done , why would you want to pursue a MBA and how an MBA from that particular college could help you goals.Keeping the following points in mind you need to write the essay.


abcd : SIR, I M INTERSTED IN FINANCE BUT I GOT CALL FOR BUSINESS ECONOMICS & THE NAME OF INSTITUTION IS IN A CATEGORY. WHAT IS THE SCOPE AFTER DOING MBA IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS FRM DU SOUTH CAMPUS ?? IS IT WORTH IT ??
ramachandran : An MBA from South Campus will be only slightly different from a general MBA and will present you with the same placement options . So, you might want to go ahead


arjun : IGOT 86,78,62 IN( 10,12,GRAD)..1 YEAR GAP TO COMPLETE GRAD..18MONTH WORKED..IS THERE REALISTIC CHANCE FOR ME TO GET INTO TOP 10 OR 20 BSCHOOL IF I GET A VERY GOOD CAT PERCENTILE??(PLS GIVE ME ADVICE..IT WIL BE OF GREAT HELP)
srinivasbelvi : If you do very well in CAT, you sure stand a chance for most of the top 20 B-Schools. Many candidates in the past have done that. All the best.


deepa : SIR, WHICH IS BETTER IMT-GZB, MBA-CORE OR NMIMS-MBA-HR
srinivasbelvi : Marketing in IMT-G is preferred.


shailesh : A B SCHOOL GIVES 30% WEIGHTAGE TO ENTRANCE EXAM SCORE AND 70% WEIGHTAGE TO WAT,GD,PI SCORE.IS IT EASY OR DIFFICULT TO GET ADMISSION IN SUCH A CASE?
rajeshsaraf : That only indicates that a lot depends on the performance in interviews. You need to display a great deal of clarity in thought while answering for any qs.


sourabh : IS IT WORTH FOR PERSUING IN FORE?
raman : Monetary wise a big ??


danny : SIR/MA'AM. I'M IBTERESTED IN HR. WHICH ONE OF THE TWO SHOULD I PREFER?? PGDM OF IMT GZB WITH HR SPECIALISATION OR PGDM HRM OF IMI DELHI??
shahana : IMT


prince : HELLO, SIR ..I HAD BACK IN BBA 5 SEMESTER AT ONE SUBJECT BUT I HAVE CLEAR THIS YEAR... SIR CAN I GET HIM
srinivasbelvi : ok


sourav : SIR ITS FOR PGDBA EXAM CONDUCTED BY IIT KGP IIM C AND ISI KOLKATA EXAM CONDUCTED ON 19TH.
raman : Both are equally good. However, if your interest in Statistics is good, consider ISI.Look for courses with DATA Analytics, Big data etc. These are the in things. ISI brand is good.


prince : HELLO, SIR ..I HAD BACK IN BBA 5 SEMESTER AT ONE SUBJECT BUT I HAVE CLEAR THIS YEAR... SIR CAN I GET HIM
srinivasbelvi : ok


lucky : I MISTAKENLY ENTERED MY GRADUATION % AS 83.33 INSTEAD OF 82.22.I GOT CALL FROM GIM , WILL THERE ANY PROBLEM?
rajeshsaraf : No !!


aa : SIR. WHICH IS BETTER COLLEGE FROM ALL OF THESE- ALLIANCE, ITM, IFIM, INDUS,CHRIST!!
srinivasbelvi : Christ University - Bangalore is preferred


lucky : I MISTAKENLY ENTERED MY GRADUATION % AS 83.33 INSTEAD OF 82.22.I GOT CALL FROM GIM , WILL THERE ANY PROBLEM?
srinivasbelvi : Shouldn't be a problem. Rectify it on the GDPI day. Right now write an email to them stating the same. Furnish a few details to identify your candidature.


xyz : IN FUTURE ARE THERE ANY CONS OF HAVING A FOREST MANAGEMENT DEGREE RATHER THAN MBA
ramachandran : Once you do well in your academics, you will get a very good placement.And once you do well in your job, you will continue to be treated well by your employers.


prash : PLEASE ARRANGE TAPMI, GIM, GREAT LAKES(PGDM) AS CHOICE OF PREFERENCE ?
raman : Great Lakes, TAPMI and GIM


prince : SIR IN GD,PI ,... THERE WILL BE ANY PROBLEM BECAUSE OF MY LAST SEMESTER' BACK
feroz : If you can defend it well, then it should be okay


shailesh : WHAT ARE YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND TIPS FOR PREPARATION IN THE SCENARIO TO CRACK THE INTERVIEW AND OTHER TESTS? @RAJESHSARAF SIR
rajeshsaraf : Preparation around 4 major categories of qs - 1) Career related (Why MBA, five year goals etc) 2) Acads/Work ex -related to your background 3) Personality - Strengths, weaknesses, Hobbies 4) Current Affairs etc


sourabh : FOR SOMAIYA GDPI, ON WHICH SECTION WE HAVE TO FOCUS? ANY SUGGESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS ONES
swapnila : There isnt any particular trend as such for these,however it might help being prepared for a few standard questions.


abcd : SIR, I M INTERSTED IN FINANCE BUT I GOT CALL FOR GD/PI BUSINESS ECONOMICS & THE NAME OF INSTITUTION IS IN A CATEGORY. WHAT IS THE SCOPE AFTER DOING MBA IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS FRM DU SOUTH CAMPUS ?? IS IT WORTH IT ?? PLZ... ANSWER...
feroz : Economics and Finance are different areas. Though you will be given an exposure to the basics of Finance but the majority of the courses will have Economics (e.g., Micro, Macro, Developmental, International, etc - the list is just an indicative one)


jimu : GIM VS IFMR WHICH ONE?
feroz : Visit TIME B-School ranking for your query


nish : WHAT ARE THE MAIN AREA ONE SHOULD FOCUS ON FOR CHRIST UNIVERSITY INTERVIEW ? (FRESHER BCOM GRADUATE)
srinivasbelvi : Personal & current affairs.


aaa : KIRLOSKAR PUNE FEES 10LAC AVG SALARY 5 LAC NOT UNDER TOP 50 BSCHOOL. STILL RECOMMENDED FOR FRESHER
srinivasbelvi : Consider a B-School if you think it adds significant value to your existing profile.


abc12 : I LEFT MY JOB IN SEPT 2016(14 MONTHS EXP) AND PREPARED FOR 2 MONTHS FOR CAT. RIGHT NOW IHAVE NM-HYD IN HAND AND WAITLISTED FOR TAPMI AND NM BANGALORE WITH MERIT NO OF 1233. I AM THINKING ABOUT GIVING A DROP AND PREPARE FOR CAT 2017. WILL 1 YEAR DROP HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON MY CHANCES FOR NEXT YEAR?? IF I MAKE IT TO NM BANGALORE. SHOULD I TAKE IT??
rajeshsaraf : How was your CAT percentile. Also, how has been your performance in other tests.


tapmi : WILL TAPMI ROLL OUT ANOTHER SHORTLIST ? I WAS EXPECTING TO CONVERT TAPMI, BUT UNFORTUNATELY NEVER RECEIVED A CONVERSION MAIL. PLEASE ADVISE
ramachandran : Normally, there is a very good chance. We wish you the very, very best


shailesh : WHAT TOPICS ARE TO BE EXPECTED FOR GD?
srinivasbelvi : Topics based on Socio-Economic space.


jayant : SIR,NMIMS MERIT NUMBER 1568. ANY CHANCES FOR BANGALORE IN THE 2ND LIST? TILL MOW THEY HAVE CALLED PEOPLE TILL 1483 FOR BANGALORE. PLEASE GUIDE.
srinivasbelvi : Very certain chances for Bangalore.


prince : SIR ,CAN I GET IIM ,IF I HAVE SEMESTER BACK IN LAST YEAR OF MY BBA....
rajeshsaraf : Yes.!! Ptovided you clear backlog before the date as generally specified by IIMs. Your performance in the written test will matter a lot more than anything else


sourabh : GOT A CALL FROM TAPMI, JAIPUR. IS IT WORTH?
feroz : Not so good


shruti : HI, PLEASE SUGGEST HOW MUCH TIME TO DEVOTE FOR NEWSPAPER READING(CURRENTLY READING THE ECONOMIC TIMES). HAVING DIFFICULTIES IN UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS TERMINOLOGIES.PLEASE ADVICE ON HOW TO IMPROVE MY UNDERSTANDING OF THESE TERMS, AS I AM REALLY EAGER TO START MY WAT/GD PREPARATION FROM NOW BESIDES QUANTS/DILR/VARC. ANY OTHER SITES TO APPROACH?
swapnila : You could dedicate around an hour or so to read newspaper on daily basis. You could always look up the meanings of the business terminologies. Another way could also be reading the magazine provided by TIME on regular basis.Hope this helps.


jayant : NMIMS HYDERABAD VS CHRIST BANGALORE? WHICH IS BETTER? PLEASE ADVICE.
feroz : Check TIME b-school ranking for your query


tapmi : WHICH ONE IS BETTER? CHRIST OR SIESCOM
ramachandran : Kindly do refer to the B School ranking on your SHP. You will get an excellent idea of the ranking of these B School AND all others.


prince : AND SIR HOW TO DEFEND MYSELF IN INTERVIEW
rajeshsaraf : Once you clear in your head as to what you are talking about, then the panel will not push you further. In any case, appear for MOCK interviews. That will give you some indicator as to how to go about facing interviews. Also watch a few interviews of others


debu : I RECEIVED CALL FROM IRMA, BUT DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PRM FROM IT. WORKING IN MNC , GOOD ACADMIC, MALE ENGINEER ,CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT TO DO GO FOR IT OR I ALSO WANT TO TRY FOR IIMS ONCE MORE CAT17 , PLEASE SUGGEST ?
swapnila : It would be advisable to read about the programs offered by IRMA.It is known for its Rural management program.But if you are keen on the IIMs it might make sense to prepare for CAT-17.


naina : ANY TIPS FOR SIES GDPI
ramachandran : Please be well informed. Please display confidence. Please practise in as many GDs as often as possible.


aaa : SIR IS IT GOOD TO DO JOB ALONG WITH STUDIES TO HAVE WORK EXP. IF YES WHAT TYPE OF JOB & COURSE IMPROVE PROFILE .I WANT TO DO MBA IN FINANCE
srinivasbelvi : Take up any job which is not demanding and hence allows you to prepare for CAT & other entrance tests. A short term job for an year has no major bearing in the B-School interview.


lucky : IS THERE GD IN GIM SELECTION PROCESS?
ramachandran : Their selection procedure document might have explained the process


jayant : HOW GOOD IS CHRIST BANGALORE?
ramachandran : Decent


akhil : SIR HOWS CIMS(COMMUNITY INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES) BANGALORE?
rajeshsaraf : Well...i haven't really heard about the college.


messi : WHAT ARE THE TOPICS NEED TO COVER FOR RURAL MGT INTERVIEW FRM XIMB ?
ramachandran : Please read Pratiyotiga Darpan. Please also be well informed regarding the economic news , particularly those relating to rural India, development schemes etc.


anaya12 : I HAVE 3 YEARS OF WORK EXP AFTER THAT 2.5 YEARS OF GAP. I HAVE CALLS FROM IIM'S BUT THEY WILL ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS LATER. WAITLISTED IN SIBM-P AND SCMHRD WHICH IS UNLIKELY TO CLEAR. CONVERTED SIBM-B AND SIIB. WHICH ONE IS BETTER TO JOIN? ALSO IS IT WORTH JOINING THIS COLLEGES PLEASE SUGGESTS. THANKS IN ADVANCE. SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY.
ramachandran : SIBM-B and SIIB are decent enough colleges . Worth joining. We also wish you good luck with SIMBP and SCMHRD as also the IIMs.


deepa : SIR, NMIMS-MBA(HR) VS. IMT-GZB -HR
srinivasbelvi : Both are neck to neck in comparison. Go by geographical preference & fee advantage.


jayant : SIR,HOW IS NMIMS HYDERABAD?
ramachandran : Decent


jayant : HOW IS NMIMS BANGALORE?
srinivasbelvi : It is ok. I suggest you to check the B-School against the value it adds to your existing profile.


shailesh : SIR HOW IS SRI BALAGI COLLEGE,PUNE?
ramachandran : Please see if it in the top B Schools featuring in the B School list on your SHP


alex : HOW TO PREPARE FOR XLRI HR AND BM INTERVIEWS?
rajeshsaraf : Broadly across 4 categories - 1) career related 2) personality - strengths, achievements etc 3) Acad/Work ex qs 4) current affairs etc


akhil : SIR HOWS EMPI DELHI..?
srinivasbelvi : Not recommended


sk : SIR, COULD YOU PLEASE RANK THEM IN TERMS OF OVERALL PARAMETERS - IIT KHARAGPUR, XIMB, IMI, IMT, IIT MADRAS? THANKS!
ramachandran : There is no better guide than the B School ranking on your SHP. Kindly do refer to it. You will get an excellent idea of the ranking of these B School AND all others.


arpan : HOW IS THE NEW CAMPUS OF NARSEE ,NAVI MUMBAI SELECTED THERE SHOULD I TAKE THE OFFER
srinivasbelvi : Since it is new, not much of information is available. It could be a risk worth considering as their other colleges are fairly good.


shailesh : WHAT COURSE SHOULD ONE PREFER AT SRI BALAJI COLLEGE,PUNE?
srinivasbelvi : Any course of your interest.


alex : XAT 99.859 XTH 94.2 XII 71.5 BTECH 79.7 16 MONTHS WORKEX. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF CONVERSION OF XLRI BM ?
rajeshsaraf : Very high !!


07cr : WHY AREN'T ANYONE ANSWERING MY QUESTION. PLZ HELP . POSTING 3RD TIME.I SCORED 81.64 10TH. 12TH 55.5. BE IT 66.87. AND SNAP 85.2%ILE. WAT WAS AVERAGE. GE WAS GOOD. AND I FELT PI WAS AWESOME (INTERVIEWER'S SHOOK MY HAND!). WORK EX OF 5 MONTHS AND CURRENTLY WORKING AS TRAINEE SALES ENGINEER. JUNE 2016 PASS OUT. CONSIDERING ALL THIS, WILL MY 12TH SCORE PLAY A HUGE DRAWBACK FOR GETTING SELECTED IN SIOM?
ramachandran : Selection is based on several factors. Since you feel that the Interview went off well, it appears you are poised for selection. We wish you good luck


kuldeep : HII SIR,
ramachandran : Please go ahead


debu : NC OBC, MALE ENGINEER , GOOD ACADS , WORKING IN MNC CURRENTLY 2.5YEARS WORK EX , TARGETING IIMS THROUGH CAT17 , IS MY WORK EX BE ANY HURDLE IN CONVERT TO IIM OR IN PLACEMENTS THERE..PLEASE SUGGEST ?
feroz : Focus on getting a good percentile. Work ex won't be a hurdle rather a bonus


sourabh : SIES OR WELINGKAR?
shahana : Welingkar


adi : ANY WAY TO OVERCOME NERVOUSNESS IN GD AND PI
swapnila : Practice and being thorough with content.


deepi : PLEASE ARRANGE: BIM TRICHY,NIT TRICHY,AMRITA,XIME,ITM-NM,CHIRST,BITS-PILANI,WELLINKAR
ramachandran : The B School ranking on your SHP is an excellent guide. Kindly do refer to it. You will get an excellent idea of the ranking of these B School AND all others.


abc12 : @RAJESH SARAF. MY CAT-83.5 CMAT-91.47 MAT-97.88. I APPLIED ONLY TO TAPMI, GIM AND KJSOM. GOT CALL FROM ONLY TAPMI AND WAITLISTED FOR NM BANGALURU. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT 1 YEAR BREAK. WILL IT HAVE A IMPACT ON MY FUTURE CHANCES??
rajeshsaraf : There are certain queries for which you have to find the answer for yourself. However, that 1 year gap will have no bearing whatsoever in your selrction into top 20 B schools (if that is where you have set your goals). TAPMI is a good B school and if the final conversion does happen, then one can look forward to joining it. But again, there are personal preferences. Sometimes, we want to explore that possibility of achieving something more. You never know one year break and next tym CAT you land up with more than 99 percentile or the call from IIMs..so there are lots of factors.


abcd : WHAT ALL TOPIS I NEED TO COVER FOR PI OF MBA BUSINESS ECONOMICS ??
shahana : Current affairs related to business; basic terms of micro and macro economics, budget terms, basic finance terms


kuldeep : SIR I AM SHORLISTED FOR SIBM HYD...I AM IN WAITING LIST...MY WAITLIST NO. IS 9..DO I HAVE ANY CHANCES ?
srinivasbelvi : You'll surely get through.


vfor1 : I WAS OFFERED A TOFFEE AFTER THE IIM CAP ROUND. IS THIS AN USUAL PROCESS? OR DO I HAVE A CHANCE TO CONVERT THE INTERVIEW
shahana : It's fairly common no need to read much deep into it it's basic courtsey


anaya12 : THANK YOU SIR FOR THE WISHES.BETWEEN SIBM-B AND SIIB WHICH ONE SHOULD I OPT?
ramachandran : Little to choose


deepi : WHAT ALL COLGS SHOULD I APPLY WITH 97% IN MAT 2017?PLEASE SUGGEST
ramachandran : Please consider decent B Schools close to or in your home-town.


deepi : SIR, HOW DO I START PREPARING FOR ABSTRACT GD TOPICS?
shahana : Abstract GD topics can be linked to current affairs / GK. The Spelt and KWA approach will help. Please go through the GEPI briefcase


mohit : SOME TIPS ON HOW TO CRACK MBA(BUSINESS ECONOMICS) GDPI
srinivasbelvi : Please refer to GWPI Briefcase on your SHP.


naina : WHY ANYONE IS NOT ANSWERING PLZE ANSWER MY QUESTION HELLO SIR CMAT 87 PERCENTILE 10TH 75% DIPLOMA 83% BE-EXTC DEGREE 59% JOB EXP 6 MONTH AS OFFICER IT. I GOT SELECTED FOR ITM NAVI MUMBAI SHOULD I CONTINUE THEIR? WHAT IS ROI? AND THEIR SALARY PACKAGE IN IT DEPARTMENT? SIR ANY CHANCES FOR WELIGKAR'S E-BIZ? AND SIMSREE?PLZE RANK ITM WELINGKAR SIMSREE SIES
rajeshsaraf : The question is quite tricky. Hence we are wondering what best could be the line of action for you. You need to do a lot more research about the institutes which you have mentioned. Personally, i dont see much of major difference across these institutes. But then, as you know tge devil lies in the details


sourabh : IS IT WORTH IN GING FOR NIBM? I AM CONFUSED IN APPLYING FOR IT. PROVIDING 100% PLACEMENTS? WHATS D MEDIAN PACKAGE?
srinivasbelvi : If banking & finance is your interest, you can opt for it. They have a good industry interface & offer an average of 7L package.


07cr : A BIT OFFTOPIC, BUT PLZ HELP. I HAVE 55.5 IN 12TH, BUT OTHERWISE GOOD ACADS. WILL THIS PLAY A MAJOR DRAWBACK FOR PLACEMENTS. PLZ HELP COZ THIS QUESTION HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR MANY DAYS.
srinivasbelvi : May not have a major bearing during employment. You can offset the ill effect by obtaining good credentials during your masters.


deepi : BIM TRICHY-GDPI.PLEASE SELECT HOW TO PREPARE? WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LOOK FOR?
swapnila : PI is for clarity of thought and to guage how well you know yourself. Apart from that it could also want to evaluate your understanding about current affairs and things happening around you.


joy76 : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED GLIMS PGPM CHENNAI. HOW IS THE COURSE, PLACEMNTS AND BRAND VALUE IN THE INDUSTRY.....40 MONTHS WEX
srinivasbelvi : Great Lakes is a well known name in the corporate world. Offers a package of about 10L. You make a decision based on the value it adds to your existing profile.


aman22 : IF I AM TOLD TO SELL SOMETHING IN AN INTERVIEW HOW CAN I PROCEED... THE PANEL STRICTLY SAYS NO TO THE PRODUCT THEN WHAT SHALL I DO?
rajeshsaraf : It is just about showcasing the positives of that product. Take a simple example. If in one minute, you have to talk about yourself, you would like to put your best foot forward. You would like to showcase your talents, skills, extra currics, achievements etc. In the same way, for any product, you got to be more creative.


sk : @RAMACHANDRAN SIR..ALL THE COLLEGES ARE ALMOST IN THE SAME SET OF AA COLLEGES, SO FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO COMPARE FROM THE RANKINGS
ramachandran : So, it is a toss-up


deepi : WHAT KIND OF GD TOPPICS WILL BE ASKED IM BIM-T?
shahana : Social / GK


lucky : CMAT 97.59.X/XII/GRAD 76/90/82 CHANCES FOR FINAL SELECTION IN GIM
feroz : Fair chances


arjun : 86,78,62(10,12,GRAD)..1 YEAR GAP..18 MONTH WORKEX...IS TETE
feroz : Question?


sk : HOW GOOD IS DFS, DU IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT?
ramachandran : Decent


messi : SIR MY QUESTION IS NOT YET ANSWERED.. PLS RESPOND TO IT !
feroz : Already answered


xwolv : SIR, I GOT WAITLISTED 60 IN SITM INTERVIEW? IS THERE A CHANCE I WILL GET INTO ADMISSION? PLEASE ADVISE
ramachandran : Appears touch and go. We wish you good luck


xyz : I HAVE IIFM AS MY LAST RESORT AND DONT WANT TO ATTEMPT CAT 2017 WAT TO DO?
feroz : In that case, we would suggest that you join IIFM


aaa : SIR GOOD PACKAGE DEPENDS ON STUDENT ABILITIES .BSCHOOL PLAY ROLE IN ONLY INITIAL PACKAGE . IS IT TRUE ?
shahana : Yes


arjun : SRRY...IS TERE REALISTIC CHANCE FOR TOP 10 OR 20 BSCHOOL...WITH (86,78,62)10,12 GRAD WITH 1 YEAR GAP AND 18 MONTH WORK EX
srinivasbelvi : Replied


arpan : MY MERIT NO.IS 1603.ANY CHANCE FOR CONVERTING NARSEE MONJEE BANGALURU?PLZ HELP
srinivasbelvi : You should


jayant : SIR PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE BETWEEN NMIMS HYDERABAD AND CHRIST BANGALORE? I NEED TO PAY THE FEES. PLEASE SUGGEST. I WISH TO DO MARKETING
raman : NMIMS is a better option.


abc12 : THANKS @RAJESH SARAF SIR. WHAT IF I GET NM BANGALORE AS I HAVE ALREADY BEEN SELECTED FOR NM HYD BUT I AM NOT KEEN ON GOING THERE. I AM IN NM BANGALORE WAITLIST WITH MERIT NO-1233. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I GET THROUGH NM BANGALORE??
rajeshsaraf : Well again, its all relative. I know NM - Mumbai but for Bangalore, there are mixed opinions/preferences of various people.


shailesh : THANKYOU FOR THE HELP AND SUPPORT
raman : Welcome Shailesh


deepi : HOW DO I PREPARE FOR ABSTRACT GD TOPICS?
srinivasbelvi : Read a few sample essays on abstract topics to gain some insight. That in turn helps you to speak on them.


aaa : SIR DAVV IMS FEES 1LAC PLACEMENT DEPENDS ON STUDENT LAST YEAR DELOITTE CAME OFFER 20 STUDENT APP.5 LAC
srinivasbelvi : you are right.


adha992 : CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION. I HAVE POSTED IT TWICE. COULD YOU PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT ON MISB BOCCONI? HOW IS THE SCHOOL? DO THEY HAVE GOOD PLACEMENTS? ALSO HOW IS NIBM PUNE? BETWEEN NIBM, IFMR AND LIBA WHICH SHOULD ONE CHOOSE FOR FINANCE?
feroz : MISB has a high fee structure. Decent school. If fee is not a problem, then you may go ahead


joy76 : SIR PLEASE REPLY.....
srinivasbelvi : Done


arpan : SIR CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER THERE WILL BE ANY CHANCES FOR GETTING CONVERTED TO NMIMS BENGALORE WITH MERIT LIST UMBER 1603
shahana : Not very likely


deepi : PPL SAY IIM TAG WILL HELP EVEN AFTER GRADUATION EVEN IF ITS BABY IIM? HOW DOES THE IIM BRAND NAME HELP?
shahana : Depends on all your other options


hari : ARE (AMITY UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI)AND CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE GOOD FOR MBA
raman : Christ University is ok


joy76 : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED GLIMS PGPM CHENNAI. HOW IS THE COURSE, PLACEMNTS AND BRAND VALUE IN THE INDUSTRY.....40 MONTHS WEX......PLEASE RPLY
srinivasbelvi : Replied


07cr : HOW GOOD IS XISS RANCHI. IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS AND EDUCATION VALUE? ALSO PLEASE TELL ABOUT ALL FIELDS MARKETING, HR, FINANCE AND OPS.
ramachandran : XISS is indeed a decent B School in all respects. The area of Management chosen by the student will need to be based on his or her interest


prash : WITH BATCH SIZE LIKE 400, HOW WELL CONCENTRATED BE THE CURRICULUM, OPPORTUNITIES, AND PLACEMENTS?
raman : IT is a very valid question. But the b_schools have geared up to give quality education. Also remember, the world is highly competitive. You have an opportunity to showcase your talent in the 400!


aaa : GOOD BSCHOOL HELPS IN ONLY INITIAL PACKAGE REST ALL DEPENDS ON STUDENT LIKE INCREMENTS , PROMOTION . IS IT TRUE ?
shahana : Yes and no. Good b-school also gives solid knowledge that gives students an edge


adha992 : HOW IS IFMR FOR FINANCE? BETWEEN LIBA, IFMR AND NIBM WHICH SHOULD ONE OPT FOR FOR FINANCE?
srinivasbelvi : IFMR is preferred for finance otherwise LIBA Chennai is preferred for better ROI.


arpan : HOW IS IFMR FOR FINANCE...CAN U TELL ME WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD I JOIN IF I CONVERT KJ SOMAIYA,NMIMS BANGALORE AND IFMR
srinivasbelvi : KJ Som is preferred.


akshay : SCMHRD VS IIM TRICHY?
srinivasbelvi : IIM Trichy


aa : MAT 83 PERCENTILE. ANY GOOD COLLGES CHANCES?
ramachandran : Appears challenging


abc12 : THANK U @ SHAHANA. I AM IN NM BANGALURU WAITLIST WITH MERIT NO 1233. HOW'S MY CHANCE FOR MAKING IT THROUGH?? AND IF I MAKE IT, IS NM BANGALORE WORTH TAKING??
shahana : Can convert. What other calls do you have


sairam : WHAT SHOUL DBE THE RIGHT WAY TO JUSTIFY LOW MARKS IN FIRST YWEAR OF ENGINEERING
rajeshsaraf : I think the best way is to accept the fact that you could not devote muuch time towards your studies (or whatever may be the actual reason). Having mentioned that, then you can talk about that you found that time period to focus ob extra currics etc (but then you should have something substantial to show there)


kuldeep : AVERAGE PACKAGE OF SIBM HYD ?
srinivasbelvi : Replied


07cr : THANK YOU @RAMCHANDRAN SIR AND @SWAPNILA MAM, ANOTHER QUERY REGARDING MBA CET- WHAT CAN BE THE EXPECTED CUTOFFS OF JBIMS, SIMSREE (MMS AND PGDM), KJ MMS, WELINGKAR MMS AND PUMBA MMS THROUGH CET. I AM ASKING FOR THE EXPECTED SCORES NOT PERCENTILES.
swapnila : Difficult to mention it right now , we would be uploading the same on our website soon.


nish : PLZ REPLY...87.04 PERCENTILE IN CMAT ..ANY CHANCES FOR NIBM PUNE
feroz : Good chances!


kuldeep : SIR SHOULD I OPT SIBM HYD OR IBS GURGAON ?
shahana : SIBM


jayant : CHANCES OF CONVERTING NMIMS BANGALORE WITH MERIT NUMBER 1568?
shahana : Difficult


abc12 : THANK U @ RAJESH SARAF SIR. YOUR SUGGESTIONS WERE REALLY HELPFUL. BUT WHATS YOUR OPINION. IF I GET BANGALORE SHOULD I GO WITH IT??
rajeshsaraf : In that case, i would collect more details about NM -Bangalore..will do some more R&D into it. This is a good B School but then I would like to check all other factors like RoI, peer group, types of companies which come for placements But most importantly, i would ask some more questions (for which the answer is more subjective) to myself , "Do i really want to do MBA this year ? Will I be happy joining a B school which is not there in top 50 ?. So, you see that there some queries which have objective answers but some major queries which will depend on individual preferences.


hariram : IIT ROORKEE IS KNOWN ONLY FOR OPERATIONS. IS IT TRUE ? HOW GOOD IS THE MARKETING AND FINANCE COURSES THERE
feroz : Decent enough


kuldeep : AVG PACKAGE OF IBS GURGAON
ramachandran : It might be useful to visit the B School - if you are a resident of NCR- and check from students and others first-hand


kuku : ANY LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR IIM CAL INTERVIEW PLEASE?
srinivasbelvi : Revise 2-3 academic areas & read current affairs.


jayant : @SHAHANA- SIR,TILL NOW THEY HAVE CALLED PEOPLE TILL 1483 FOR NMIMS BANGALORE. MY MERIT NUMBER IS 1568. ARE THERE CHANCES NOW?
feroz : Borderline case. All the best!


hariram : I HAVE CONVERTED BOTH SIBM BANGALORE AND NMIMS BANGALORE. WHICH ONE SHOULD I TAKE
shahana : SIBM


kuldeep : AVG PACKAGE FOR SIBM HYD
srinivasbelvi : Can plug it around 8L


kkvk1234 : SIR ANY SPL POINTS TO BE REMEMBERED FOR MDI GURGAON GD?
srinivasbelvi : Current affairs is given good importance


hariram : IIT ROORKEE VS KJ SOMAIYA VS SIBM-B. ARRANGE
feroz : Please refer to TIME B-School categorization


rt : SIBM B, LBSIM, GIM WHAT SHOULD BE THE ORDER?
ramachandran : B School ranking on your SHP should guide you. We wish you the very best


sairam : CHANCES FOR CONVERSION OF NITIE AT 90.87 PERCENTILE NC OBC
srinivasbelvi : You stand a fair chance.


07cr : ANY SUGGESTIONS, HOW TO PREPARE FOR XISS GDPI. I HAD ENTERED HRM AND MARKETING AS INTERESTED FIELDS.
ramachandran : The guidelines for a good GD performance remains the same. Prepare soundly, be confident , yet polite in the discussions.


manan : HI SIR/MAM. 10,12,GRAD ARE 78,75,74.06 RESPECTIVELY 2016 BCOM H PASSOUT IS THERE ANY CHANCES OF GETTING CALL FROM TOP 15 MBA COLLEGES ON THIS PROFILE. FURTHER WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO IMPROVE MY PROFILE FULL TIME WORK EX OR CERTIFIED COURSES AND INTERNSHIP CONSIDERED IF I TAKE DROP THIS YEAR AS I HAVE SOME PERSONAL REASONS TO JUSTIFY LAST 6 MONTH DROP. NOW I HAVE CALL OF KJ,GIM,GL SHOULD TAKE IT OR CAN TAKE ONE MORE ATTEMPT. PLZ DO SUGGEST
srinivasbelvi : You've got a decent profile & the calls that you mentioned at hand are good too. in case you'd like to take one more shot at entrance tests, I suggest you to take up a full time employment for an year to add value to strengthen your profile.


abc12 : THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP. @RAJESH SARAF SIR..
rajeshsaraf : :)


deepa : SIR, DURING MY MDI PI I WAS 10TH IN MY GROUP (OUT OF 11). FOR FIRST 8 CANDIDATES THEY TOOK AN AVG TIME OF 15 MINUTES BUT FROM THE 9TH CANDIDATE ON WARDS THEY TOOK ONLY 5 MINUTES. WILL IT AFFECT MY CHANCES OF SELECTION?
ramachandran : No. the length of the interview means nothing


arpan : SIR WITH DUE RESPECT , MYSELF ANIRBAN BHATTACHARYA , WORKING IN IT DOMAIN AND HAVING AROUND 4.3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ON SAME . I HAVE WORKED IN START UP AS WELL AS IN MNC'S AS A WEB ENGINEER.I DID MY ENGG IN ELECTRONICS AND PASSED IN THE YEAR 2012. I THOUGHT OF GIVING CAT THIS YEAR TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN MY CAREER PROSPECTS ALONG WITH TAKING LEADERSHIP DECISIONS ON MY WORK .SIR / MAM I WANT TO KNOW WHICH COURSE UNDER PGDM/PGPM PROGRAM CAN BE MOST SUITABLE FOR ME ?
srinivasbelvi : Responded


arpan : SIR WITH DUE RESPECT , MYSELF ANIRBAN BHATTACHARYA , WORKING IN IT DOMAIN AND HAVING AROUND 4.3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ON SAME . I HAVE WORKED IN START UP AS WELL AS IN MNC'S AS A WEB ENGINEER.I DID MY ENGG IN ELECTRONICS AND PASSED IN THE YEAR 2012. I THOUGHT OF GIVING CAT THIS YEAR TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN MY CAREER PROSPECTS ALONG WITH TAKING LEADERSHIP DECISIONS ON MY WORK .SIR / MAM I WANT TO KNOW WHICH COURSE UNDER PGDM/PGPM PROGRAM CAN BE MOST SUITABLE FOR ME ?
srinivasbelvi : Take courses related to information management in addition to a few courses on finance, marketing & ops.


lucky : PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION...
ramachandran : Already answered. Good luck


lucky : PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION
ramachandran : Answered . Please check


cb11 : HII SIR JUST WANA KNOW HOW TO TACKLE NO EXPERIENCE QUESTION??
raman : If it is a fact that you do not have experience. So be it. IF you are a fresher or someone who was preparing for CAT or other entrances mention the same confidently


pramita : SIR FORGK IN SNAP.. I READ NEWSPAPER N TIME MAGAZINE TOO.. WHATMORE SHOULD I READ ?
ramachandran : Our GDEI briefcase is useful too


deepi : BITS PILANI, BIM-T,ASB,ITM-NM,XIME,NIT-T WHICH GIVES GOOD ENTREPRENUERSHIP TRAINING?
srinivasbelvi : BIM Trichy is preferred


07cr : @RAMCHANDRAN SIR ANY SPECIFIC TOPICS/AREAS FOR XISS PI? CONSIDERING I ENTERED HR AND MARKETING AS PREFERRED FIELDS?
ramachandran : It is always useful to go with an open mind. The questions can be from absolutely anywhere


deepa : MY IIM-I INTERVIEW IS ON 10TH MARCH. DURING MY PI'S FOR OTHER INSTITUTES THE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED THE IIM-I INTERVIEW HAVE GIVEN A FEEDBACK THAT THE DURATION OF INTERVIEW IS 30-40 MINUTES AND IT IS STRESS INTERVIEW. SIR, PLEASE PROVIDE THE CORRECT PICTURE AND THE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR THE SAME?
ramachandran : Do not base your preparation on what you hear from others. Since you already know what to do in an Interview and GD, simply do it. Best of luck


deepi : BITS PILANI, BIM-T,ASB,ITM-NM,XIME,NIT-T WHICH HAS THE BEST PLACEMENT?
ramachandran : Placement is in a range and is student-dependent too


vinny : GIM VS TAPMI VS SIBM B FOR OPERATIONS, PLEASE ANSWER SO THAT I CAN DECIDE ON WHICH COLLEGE TO PAY FEE FOR!
srinivasbelvi : You can prefer one between TAPMI & GIM. Both are quite comparable.


gkaur : HI..PLEASE HELP ME. XTH/12TH/GRAD- 90.2/91/80.52.2014 PASSOUT WORK EX 1.5 YEARS. HAVE A CALL FROM SIBM B. SHOULD I TAKE IT?
ramachandran : These are complex decisions . Might require a detailed discussion with your FM. However, on the face of it, you MAY consider joining SIBM- B


pramita : FOR CRACKING SNAP WITH LIKE 90PERCENTILE CAN I GET THROUGH SIMB PUNE?
srinivasbelvi : No


deepi : WHAT DECENT COLG CAN I APPLY TO WITH 97 IN MAT 2017
raman : christ Banglore amity


lucky : TIPS FOR GDPI IN GIM?
raman : Noting specific. well rounded preparation.


deepa : SIR, MANY OF MY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN "THE HINDU" AND "THE INDIAN EXPRESS". CAN I INCLUDE THIS AS A HOBBY IN MY PERSONAL DATA FORM? ALSO, CAN THIS BE CONSIDERED AS AN ACHIEVEMENT?
ramachandran : Yes indeed


akki1395 : CHANCES OF CONVERSION OF PGDM CORE OF KJ AT 91.94 PERCENTILE IN CAT X/XII/ENGG 89/71/61 GEM FRESHER WITH DECENT GD/PI ?? WILL NO EXTRA CURRICULAR & EXPERIENCE AFFECT ME ??
feroz : You stand a good chance. Do well


gkaur : IS THERE ANY CHANCE FOR SIIB WAITLIST 230
ramachandran : Appears challenging


deepi : SO EVEN IN A DECENT B CATEGORY COLG IF A PERSON HAS GREAT PROFILE AND ACAD SCORE. THE PERSON WILL HAVE GREAT SALARY PACKAGE?
ramachandran : Hared work and calibre will never fail to be recognised


gkaur : HOW IS B&FS PROGRAM OF IMI? SHOULD IT BE PREFERRED OVER SIBM B IF I CONVERT THE CALL?
srinivasbelvi : SIBM-B is preferred over niche courses like Banking etc.


avee23 : HOW IS IFEEL LONAVALA IS IT GOOD COLLEGE??
ramachandran : It seems to be an unfamiliar name


vinny : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR, THANKS FOR REPLYING. I'M EXTREMELY CONFUSED BETWEEN TAPMI AND GIM. IN TERMS OF ROI AND COLLEGE LIFE, WHICH IS BETTER OF THE 2. (PGDM OPERATIONS)
srinivasbelvi : It is a tough call indeed. I suggest you to get in contact with the alumni of both the B-Schools before you take final call. That way you can map your interest with the offering from the B-School as you are very clear about your interest.


deepi : IS IT OKAY TO INTERUPT SOMEONE IN GD?
ramachandran : Yes, if the person is rambling. It is do be done in a polite, subtle and constructive manner.


arpita : IS FMS DELHI ANY DIFFERENT FROM IIMS WHAT ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IN FEE STRUCTURE?
raman : FMS is the best in terms of affordability.Definitely an excellent option. On par with IIMs (Except IIM ABC)!


deepi : PEOPLE SHOUT DURING GD? SHOULD I SHOUT TO GET MY POINT ACROSS TOO? ORELSE I WOULDNT BE ABLE TO SPEAK
ramachandran : Fewer points delivered in a controlled and sane manner are always heard.


akki1395 : BIM TRICHY OR KJ PGDM FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR FINANCE ??
srinivasbelvi : kJ Fin is preferred as you are clear about your specialisation.


avee23 : PLZZ PLZZ REPLYY SITM WAITLIST NO 63 SYS AND FINANCE??
feroz : Should convert


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