T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for GWPI!
(Chat Transcript)

hk : SIR, KJ SOMAIYA RANK 514. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A SEAT FOR PGDM GENERAL? IF NOT PGDM, WHICH ONE IS BETTER AFTER THAT?
asim : Moderate chances( through waitlist movement ),PGDM IB is the next best option


monty : KJ SOMAIYA RANK 198.WHAT ARE CHANCES FOR PGDM CORE
supratim : Good Chance.


ankit : HOW IS MBA FROM ISM DHANBAD ????
rajeshsaraf : It is ranked outside top 100 B School... Exercise caution and weigh other options before planning to join there...


hk : WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE - TAPMI, XIMB, KJ SOMAIYA RANK 514? PLEASE HELP.
asim : XIMB can be preferred.


abc : HOW IS NL DALMIA FOR PGDBM?
asim : Pretty decent.


monty : CONVERTED GIM PGDM CORE VS KJ SOMAIYA PGDM CORE. WHICH ONE IS BETTER APART FROM ROI AND LOCATION FAACTORS
asim : Apart from those factors, the batch profile and brand value tilt the balance in favour of KJS.


kapil : GOOD EVENING SIR/M'AM, CONVERTED SIBM BANGALORE AND LBSIM(LAL BAHADUR) WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE AND WHY
asim : SIBM Bangalore has a small edge due to slightly better placements.


nammy : GOOD EVENING TEACHERS...I COMPLETED BA IN GRADUATION WITH SECOND DIVISION WANT TO DO MBA IN FINANCE BUT NON MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND IF I REALLY WORK HARD SO AT THE TIME OF PLACEMENT THIS BA WILL BECOME A DRAWBACK
rajeshsaraf : NOT at all !! You will have to work hard, though !! candidates from NON-Maths background have done wonders in this field !! You could be one of them..Just believe in self..


kd : IS WELINGKAR'S PGDM GOOD FOR PLACEMENT FOR A FRESHER?
supratim : Depends on market condition, your performance during 2 years of PGDM , SSC , HSC , Grad score etc.


roronoazoro : CONVERTED NMIMS MUMBAI ....HOW ARE THE PLACEMENTS??THANKS!!
asim : Pretty good, the average salary for 2016 was little more than 17 lakhs p.a.


ankit : IMT NAGPUR , IMI BHUBNESHWAR , ISM DHANBAD , WE SCHOOL ..........PLEASE TELL PREFERENCE ORDER
asim : Welingkar Mumbai can be preferred


nimo : SIR CAN YOU PLEASE ARRANGE THE VARIOUS PROGRAMMES OF KJ SOMAIYA...ALSO NIRMA'S MAIN PROGRAMME VS KJ'S PGDM IB/FS/RM/COMMM.?
asim : KJS can be preferred, PGDM/MMS are their flagship programs, followed by PGDM IB


monty : GOA PGDM BATCH STRENGTH 240 WHILE KJ SOMAIAYA TOTAL 480 INCLUDING MMS AND SPECALIZTIONS.DOES KJ SOMAIYA HAVE COMMON PLACMENT FOR ALL 480?
supratim : Yes.


kd : HOW DO I PREPARE FOR STAGE 2 FOR PGDM ADMISSION AT WELINGKAR?
asim : Contact your nearest T.I.M.E. office for help in this regard.You got to prepare for all the rounds that you would face including the PI.


ay09 : HOW ARE FS/RM/COMM/IB IN KJ... WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE
supratim : Depends on your interest area . Please visit the center and consult faculty member with a Resume of yours.


tina : WHAT SHOULD I TAKE FINALLY .PLS RANK GIM, KJ SOMAIYA FS, KJ SOMAIYA RM, FORE PGDM. WHY IS FORE RANKED DOWN WHEN ITS PLACEMENTS ARE AT PAR WITH GIM?
asim : Fore and GIM are graded together, please check http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


ay09 : IRMA WAITING 41 CAN IT GET CLEARED
asim : Chance is there, keep your fingers crossed.


nammy : SIR HOW IS ALLIANCE BUSINESS SCHOOL
vinnayraj : it's a decent b school and ranks in one of the top 5 schools in bangalore.what other options do you have?


raghav : SIR LAL BAHADUR SHASTI(DELHI) CONVERTED AND EXPECTING FORE AS WELL.. WHICH ONE WOULD BE BETTER AND REASONS
asim : Fore offers slightly better placements and brand value.


monty : CONSIDERING BATCH STRENGH 240 FOR GIM AND TOATAL 480 FOR KJ SOMAIYA WILL IT BE DIFFICULT FOR PLACMENT IN PGDM CORE?IS THERE 100% PLACMENT OF ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
vinnayraj : yes there is..


bobby : HI SIR SUGGEST BEST COLLEGES FOR MBA IN OPERATIONS
deepak : Apart from the IIMs, NITIE, IITs are known to be good. However, you can follow the B school categorization given to assess the quality at B schools even at a stream level.


raja : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED NIRMA?HOW WILL U RATE THIS COLLEGE 2014 PASS OUT NO WORK EX AND GEN
supratim : Its a good college . Please do compare it with your other options before taking any decision .


kunal : IRMA OR MBA (BE) FROM SOUTH CAMPUS DELHI UNIVERSITY
supratim : IRMA has specific purpose . So read the IRMA website carefully if you want to go there . Find out if you want to work in developmental sector , social sector . If yes then take IRMA or else Delhi University .


dev : HOW IS THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN COMPARISON TO MARKETING AND FINANCE FIELD???
asim : Its V.good, provided you pursue it from a good B-school like IIFT.


tina : DO I HAVE CHANCES AT XLRI BM.. I M A FRESHER. XAT 98.35ILE. GD WAS OK AND GOOD PI?
vinnayraj : there are chances if you have done well in the gd and pi rounds..hope for the best..


raja : RAJA: SIR I HAVE CONVERTED NIRMA?HOW WILL U RATE THIS COLLEGE 2014 PASS OUT NO WORK EX AND GEN..THOUGH I HAVE CAT93.55ILE
deepak : NIRMA is a decent college, but with your %ile you could have landed a much better one. You take the final call on whether you want to go ahead with this or give it another try.


kd : SIES OR WESCHOOL?
supratim : Welingker.


nammy : AMITY, VIT VELLOR, KIIT ,ITM NM
asim : ITM Navi Mumbai can be preferred.


dev : RANK 626 IN KJ...CHANCES FOR IB???
asim : Decent chances


kj : KJ PGDM(IB),OR TAPMI,PLS GUIDE ME SIR AS I AM MORE INCLINED TOWARDS KJ
asim : If fees is a constraint KJS Mumbai would be a better option.


nimo : SIR PLEASE REPLY..
asim : Answered check


monty : WHICH IS BETTER FOR OPERATIONS KJ SOMAIYA OR SIOM NASHIK. I PLAN TO SPEALIZE IN FINANCE SND OPERATIONS BUT AT PRESENT NOT VERY CLEAR
supratim : I will suggest K.J.Somiya for you if you are not very clear about the specialization .


bobby : IF SOMEBODY IS HAVING 3.5 YRS OF EXPERIANCE IN MANUFACTURING FIELD, & WANTS TO DO MBA IN OPERATION. DO YOU RECOMMAND SIOM FOR HIM.
deepak : Not the first choice obviously, IIMs, NITIE, IITs would be much better.


dev : BETWEEN IIT ROORKEE AND NEWEST IIMS...WHICH WOULD BE BETTER...CONSIDERING ALL PARAMETERS???
deepak : IIMs


sanket : SIR IS IT OK TO APPLY FOR SIES PGDM MY CET PERCENTILE IS 76.49
supratim : Yes.


kj : EVEN FOR PGDM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS..ASIM SIR
asim : Yes, if fee is a constraint for you.


dev : HOW GOOD IS FS FROM KJ SOMAIYA COMPARING TO CORE WITH FINANCE IN THE SAME???
asim : Core is their flagship program, it is much better.


nimo : SIR NIRMA'S MBA CORE VS KJ SOMAIYA'S PGDM IB/FS/COMM/RM??
asim : Well not fair to compare a regular MBA program with sectoral ones,please choose based on interest. If you are not sure of your interest, NIRMA's regular MBA would be a better option.


enlightenedsoul : SIR MY KJ RANK IS 2116, THIS HAS DEMOTIVATED ME... I HAVE MY IIT MADRAS' INTERVIEW ON 9TH.:( ...IN MY IIMS INTERVIEW THEY ASKED ME A QUESTION THAT....IF YOUR SENIOR HAS TOLD YOU TO FIRE YOUR BEST FRIEND..WHAT WILL YOU DO...WHAT CAN BE THE SAFEST REPLY TO THESE KINDA QUESTIONS. HELP WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED
supratim : Suggested Answer : I will check all facts before taking any decision .


tina : PLS ANSWER
asim : Answered please check


sanket : HOW TO PREPARE FOR PI AM APPERARING FOR SIES GD/PI ON 10 APRIL
vjs : Up date with current affairs, if have work ex.. prepare about your job responsibilities / faqs in your subject.


sm : WHICH IS BETTER BETWEEN IIT KANPUR AND IMT G FOR FINANCE CONSIDERING ALL PARAMETERS?
asim : Conidering the ROI and batch size IIT Kanpur is a better option.


bobby : SIR THIS YEAR IN SNAP, SIOM COMPOSITE PERCENTILE IS 70. HOW MUCH MARKS ONE SHOULD SCORE TO GET THAT PERCENTILE. I WANT TO KNOW ONLY APPROX MARKS OUT OF 180
deepak : That cannot be ascertained.


too_cool_girl : SIR PLZ ANSWER MY QUERY BCOZ THIS IS MY LAST HOPE... 10TH - 53%, 12TH COM - 79%, TYBCOM - 82%... NO WORK EXP... CMAT 86%TILE... CET 84%TILE.... APPLIED FOR WELINGKAR'S PGDM MUMBAI CAMPUS... WILL I GET SHORTLIST FOE THE 2ND STAGE... WHAT ARE MY CHANCES WITH THIS PROFILE... PLZ REPLY IT IS VERY COMPLICATED SITUATION FOR ME... BCOZ THEN I WILL HAVE TO THINK OF AN BACKUP PLAN.. PLZ SIR.. PLZZ
supratim : Have the back up plan ready . That will be a prudent decision.


ay09 : KJ 838 ANY CHNCES FOR IB
asim : slim chances


sid : SIR/MAM, WHICH IS THE BEST COLLEGE I CAN GET WITH 97.61 %TILE IN CET?
asim : check http://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/maharashtra-cet-2016-expected-cut-offs.aspx


nimo : RANK I559 IN KJ....ANY CHANCES?>
vinnayraj : slim chances..


suhita : SIR PLZZZ HELP WE SCHOOL OR XIME BANGLORE PGDM OR KJ IB PROGRAMME .PLZ PLZ GUIDE ME
asim : KJS Mumbai


dev : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FROM KJ...YOUR VIEWS???
asim : Good option, as the placements are almost the same as their flagship program


ay09 : HOW TO START PREPARING AGN FOR CAT . WHAT SHOULD BE THE FIRST THING TO START
deepak : From your experience, you would know your weaker areas. Put in extra efforts in trying to improve on them. Take the AIMCATs and see how you are faring vis-a-vis the competition.


monty : KJ SOMAIYA PGDM CORE VS GIM VS SIOM WHICH IS BETTER
asim : KJS Mumbai can be preferred, primarily because of ROI and location.


tina : THY R GRADED SAME. WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST ME TO CHOOSE?
asim : I would suggest Fore, primarily because of the location.


aditya : SIR I HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR SIIB, SHOULD I GO FOR SIBM BANGALORE (WAITLISTED-17) IF I CONVERT.. CONFUSED AS BOTH OFFERS ALMOST EQUAL PLACMENTS.. THANKS
asim : SIBM Bangalore has a small edge, but the difference is not big.


sanket : SIR HOW IS NATIONAL INSURANCE ACADEMY,PUNE IN TERMS OF ROI?
asim : Decent


sm : IIT KANPUR VS IMT G FOR FINANCE (NEGLECTING THE FEES PARAMETER)?
deepak : Fairly similar, the fee tilts it in IIT's favor.


bobby : ANY BOOK FOR SNAP EXAM FOR MATHS. & PLZ ARRANGE THESE EXAMS IN INCRESING ORDER OF DIFFICULTY. CAT,XAT,SNAP, NMAT, CMAT,TISS,MHCET,
vinnayraj : thorough preparation for cat should be enough for facing all the exams you have mentioned including snap though there are only a couple of areas that are exclusively asked in snap.cat and xat are tougher than the others though each exam is unique in itself despite the commonality of the areas being tested..


raja : I HAVE AVERAGE ACADS AND CONVERTED NIRMA THOUGH WITH 93.55 IN CAT..2014 PASS OUT IS IT WISE TO GO AHEAD ..WAITING FOR FORE AND IITR RESULT??
asim : If you are keen on doing MBA this year itself then you can block NIRMA and jump to FORE and IIT R if you convert them.


enlightenedsoul : SUPRATIM SIR...I GAVE THE SAME REPLY , BUT THE PANEL MEMBER SAID-"YOU HAVE TO TAKE A DECISION,ORDER HAS BEEN GIVEN"...THAT WAS WHEN I WAS TONGUE TIED. P.S- THE JUNIOR EMPLOYEE ALSO HAPPENS TO BE MY BEST FRIEND.
supratim : If fact goes against your friend then hard decisions has to be taken. There is no friendship in profession. Or rather put in this way : Call of duty is more important than friendship .


kj : KJ RANK 373,CHANCES FOR CORE
asim : Decent chances


bobby : IF IIM & IIT ARE NOT CONVERTED. THEN WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGED FOR OPERATIONS WITH ALMOST 100 PER PLACEMENT
supratim : NITIE.


kj : THANK YOU SIR
asim : Welcome


ash41 : HOW IS GREAT LAKES GURGAON ? THEIR SITE AND STUDENTS CLAIM THAT AVERAGE IS MORE THAN 9 LAKHS. IS IT REALLY THAT GOOD ?
asim : Decent, as far as query about placements is concerned, i suggest you check with the current students to confirm the figure.


s1994 : SIR, MA'AM, HOW IS THE MBA PROGRAMME AT DFS, DU? HOW ARE ITS PLACEMENTS AND INDUSTRY ACCEPTANCE?
asim : Pretty good, go for it you are interested in their program content and would like to make a career in that domain.


sanket : HOW IS ALKESH DINESH MODI I HAVE 76.49 IN CET IN CAP ROUNDS I GUESS I WILL GET THIS COLLEGE WORTH TO TAKE ?
supratim : Apply for PGDM program for some colleges.


kd : SHOULD I TAKE WESCHOOL OR DROP THIS YEAR AND AIM AT FMS,JBIMS,NMIMS ( PS MY ACADS PROFILE IS AVERAGE 70<>80 )
asim : You can do that if you are ready to work hard for CAT 2016.


kj : EVEN IF I DONT CONVERT THEIR CORE,ITS BETTER TO GO FOR PGDM(IB) OVER TAPMI PGDM,IS IT
asim : Only if fee is a constraint, otherwise TAPMI is a better option.


ankit : HI SAI SIR..HI.. I PREPARED FOR CAT FOR 1.5 MONTHS AND GOT 96.3 %ILE.. GOT CALLS FROM NEW IIMS... AND INTERVIEW/ WAT WENT VERY WELL... HOW GOOD ARE THESE NEW IIMS.. AS I WILL MOSTLY GET SELECTED IN THEM. SHOULD I TRY FOR CAT ONCE MORE? I AM CONFIDENT OF GETTING 99+... BUT THE PROBLEM IS ACADS 10- 81 12- 69 BE- 66 I AM CONFUSED IF I WILL GET CALLS FROM OLD IIMS WITH SUCH PATHETIC ACADS EVEN IF I GET 99.5+ PERCENTILE.. KINDLY GUIDE. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUTS SIR :)
asim : New IIMs are doing very well, their 2016 placement reports are proof of that, you can surely join them. As far as the option of taking CAT again is concerned, you can do that provided you are willing to work hard towards it.


kj : SO PREFERING IB OVER TAPMI FOR 2 LAKHS DIFF IS A FALLACY?AM REALLY CONFUSED,
asim : Prefer TAPMI if fee is not a constraint it offers superior education, infrastructure and slightly better placements.


ash41 : PLEASE ANSWER
asim : Answered check


kd : IS DUAL MBA EVEN A THING? I MEAN PEOPLE FIRSTLY DO FROM DECENT COLLEGE AND THEN THEY DO ANOTHER MBA FROM TOP B SCHOOL ?
rajeshsaraf : yup !! There are cases when someone does MBA from IIM and then goes on to do another MBA (dual) from B schools like SLoan, Harvard etc


bhavya : HOW IS THE PGDM PROGRAM OF IFBS (IMM FOSTIIMA BSCHOOL ) ? I ASKED THEM IF IT IS AICTE APPROVED. THEY SAID THAT SINCE FOSTIIMA WAS NOT AICTE APPROVED AND HAD BAD INFRASTRUCTURE, SO THEY COLLABORATED WITH IMM DELHI. IMM DELHI IS AICTE APPROVED. THEY WILL GET THE AICTE APPROVAL BY JUNE 2016 . SHOULD I JOIN THE PROGRAM ? I HAVE BEEN ALREADY SELECTED !.
vjs : what are the other choices? do not join unless you get compleate clarity.


mucb5oa21 : KJ MMS OR PUMBA MMS ??
supratim : K.J.Somiya.


ankit : @ASIM SIR: WORKING HARD IS NO ISSUE.. ONLY ISSUE IS THE ACADS... WITH SUCH PATHETIC ACADS, IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET OLD IIM CALLS? 10TH -81, 12TH-69, GRAD-66...
asim : It wont be a problem at some of the old IIMs and also at B-schools like JBIMS, MDI GURGAON, FMS, IIT Bombay, IIFT which are superior to the new IIMs.


bobby : HOW IS PLACEMENTS IN SIOM. WHAT IS AVG PKG THERE
supratim : Placement is good. Average package depends on many factors : for example - Market Condition , Company , Profile ,Location to name few. Work hard to do well in your studies in SIOM . Good Grade Point helps.


bhavya : @VJS....SIR I HAD 73%ILE IN CMAT. I HAVE NOT APPLIED TO ANY OTHER COLLEGE. WHAT CAN BE MY OTHER OPTIONS?
vjs : I suggest you must give one more try with good preparation.


ankit : @ASIM SIR: THANK YOU :).. ARE YOU FROM TIME MUMBAI?...
asim : Welcome and best of luck.


ash41 : PLEASE REPLY
asim : Answered check


nimo : SIR WHEN WILL RESULTS FOR IIM'S BE OUT?
asim : Most of them will be out this month.


manav : HOW IS NIBM?
asim : Pretty good, if you are interested in making a career in Banking and allied sectors.


enlightenedsoul : SUPRATIM SIR...IF MY SENIOR HAS GOT SOMETHING AGAINST THE JUNIOR EMPLOYEE..THEN?? WOULD IT BE RIGHT TO FIRE MY FRIEND. I KNOW ITS NOT RIGHT, BUT CAN I ANSWER SAYING THAT I WILL NOT FIRE?
supratim : No. Answer : I will check facts and decide.


bhavya : @VJS SIR....THEY SAID THAT IMM HAS AICTE APPROVAL. NOW..BECAUSE OF COLLABORATION THE NAME OF THE INSTITUTE HAS CHANGED. THATS IT....THE AICTE WEBSITE WILL UPLOAD ITS APPROVAL BY JUNE 2016.
vjs : If you do not have other constraints, give one more try.


suhita : 2015 PASS OUT.NO WORK -EX.PGDM IB FROM KJS OR PGDM FROM XIME-BANGLORE.DOES PGDM HAVE EDGE OVER IB/
vinnayraj : college-wise kjs is better than xime though xime is also a decent college.if you are a fresher it is better to pursue a general mba to keep your options open unless you are strongly inclined towards pursuing a sectoral mba due to your interests and prior exposure.if you are placed in a good company and have no compulsions to pursue an mba this year you can look at better colleges..


david : BETWEEN KJ SOMAIYA AND IIT ROORKEE...WHICH IS BETTER???
asim : KJS Mumbai can be preferred if you convert their flagship PGdm program, or else go with IIT R.


sid : HI TEACHERS, REQUESTING A REPLY.
asim : Answered check


manav : WE OR NIBM?
asim : NIBM Pune can be preferred if you are interested in making a career in banking and allied sectors, or else prefer WE Mumbai.


akshara : I CHOSE XIME BLORE OVER CHRIST AND BIMM. WISE DECISION?
vinnayraj : xime is a slightly better college than the other two.so it is..


s1994 : @ASIM SIR, IN THE FUTURE IF I OPT FOR CHANGING ORGANIZATIONS, WILL AN MBA FROM DFS PROVE HELPFUL OR WORTHY?
asim : Yes DFS DU is a good option.


1234 : I HAVE CONVERTED NMIMS(MUMBAI). HOWS THE FACULTY AND THE PLACEMENTS..DO ALL THE STUDENTS GET PLACED?? THANKS!!!!
vinnayraj : pretty good..yes..what other options do you have?


ankit : SIR , THOUGH ISM DHANBAD IS KEPT IN OTHER CATEGORY OF TIME LIST HOW PROMISING IS THE PROGRAMME SINCE THE MINISTRY HAS APPROVED ITS STATUS FOR IIT !!!!!!!!!REPLY PLEASSEEEEEEE!!!!!!.
deepak : The IIT status is not in itself going to pull the school up the rankings.


dolcee : GE .. I HAVE 96.13 PERCENTILE IN OMS.. SHOULD I WAIT FOR CAP AND WAIT TO GET A BETTER COLLEGE? I HAVE ITM NAVI MUMBAI /BIIB MARKETING AND XIME KOCHI OFFERS...??
asim : You can block your seat at ITM Navi Mumbai and then attend the CAP rounds ( first confirm refund policy of ITM ).


sid : THANK YOU SIR
asim : Welcome


1234 : NM MUMBAI IS THE ONLY OPTION I HAVE..
asim : Ok, go for it, all the best.


harsh : SIR/MA`AM.. WHICH ONE WOULD BE A BETTER OPTION SIBM(BNGLR) AND FORE AND WHY.. KINDLY REPLY
asim : Both are almost alike, the only reason Fore would have an edge is because of location advantage.


kirthana : KJ MMS OR NM HYDERABAD ?
asim : KJS Mumbai


1234 : THANK YOU
asim : I wish you all the best, study hard during your MBA.


richy : SIR, KJ SOMAIYYA VS GIM WHICH IS A BETTER OPTION TO GO WITH?
supratim : K.J.Somiya.


ash41 : ASIM SIR PLEASE REPLY
asim : AICTE approval alone does not make a B-school good or bad, other aspects like quality of education, brand value and placements also matter. Please do not go for it if you are only looking for b-school with an AICTE approval.


bhavya : @VJS SIR....PLEASE SIR..CAN YOU SUGGEST SOME MORE COLLEGES...SINCE I HAVE TO DO MBA THIS YEAR
vjs : check http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


bhavya : PLS REPLY
vjs : answered, pl check.


sunny : NIRMA VS LBSIM FOR FINANCE? I HAVE TO PAY FEES SO PLEASE TELL ME. P.S. THERE IS NO HOSTEL AT LBSIM. WILL PG PROVE TO BE A PROBLEM? HONEST OPINION TEACHERS.
asim : LBSIM can be preferred for finance, hostel helps but it is not the most important aspect of securing good education and placements.


rajni : I HAVE CONVERTED PGDM OF IFMR CHENNAI AND I HOPE THAT I WILL GET PGDM FS OF KJ SOMAYA . PLEASE GUIDE ME WHERE I SHOULD JOIN ?
supratim : IFMR .


mayank : 10 68 12 62 GRAD 69.45 2015 PASSOUT , NO WORKEX TILL 2016 CAT WHICH COLLEGES AND IIMS I HAVE NO CHANCE AT ALL AND AT WHAT %ILE I CAN GET GOOD COLLGES
vinnayraj : considering your academic scores very less chances in the top three iims..but you stand a very good chance to make it to many of the top 15 b schools(including a few iims,iits,iift,mdi,jbims etc to name a few)in the country if you secure an excellent percentile(99+).so focus on your preparation and take and analyze the aimcats regularly and religiously..all the best!!


nikita : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES, I HAVE CONVERTED IMT GHAZIABAD CORE. I AM A 2015 PASSOUT FROM NIT CIVIL ENGINEERING AND 90 + IN 10TH AND 12TH. SO CONSIDERING MY PROFILE SHOULD I JOIN? ALSO WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PLACEMENT OF IMT GHAZIABAD? AND TOP 50 PERCENT AVERAGE PLACEMENT. PLEASE DO REPLY.
supratim : Answer depends on your aspiration . Ask couple of questions to yourself . Do I have the time to wait ? What are the better colleges than IMT , I can target for next year ? What is the cost of capital vs time cost of money ? What is the ROI ?


mayank : @ VINNAYRAJ SIR IIM AB I I KNW I AM OUT IIM C ALSO IT HAS 67% WEIGHTAGE FOR CAT IF YES AT WHAT %ILE
vinnayraj : it is very difficult to target only one particular b school due simple probability.also there other b schools in the country apart from the top three which are very good.once you widen the scope of your options it is easier to work with and the pressure is far lesser.anything above 99 or even 99.5+ is always desirable.even though the weightage to cat score is 67 there is 15 for X and 15 for XII scores..so just focus on your preparation knowing that you have a chance in a few of the top 10 and you will be successful..


nikita : @SUPRATIM SIR, TO BE FRANK, I AM HAVING PRESSURE FROM MY FAMILY SIDE TO JOIN MBA THIS VERY YEAR. SO IF I JOIN IMT WHAT PACKAGE CAN I EXPECT IF I AM IN TOP 50 PERCENT OF THE BATCH
supratim : Again its not an easy question to answer : I am giving you some pointers - 1) Market Condition , 2) Your performance in MBA / PGDM , 3) SSC , HSC , Grad Score 4) Company you are joining 5) Profile 6) Location 7) How important is the project of the company - future growth , 8) Any unexpected geo -political development in socio-economic front - Just think of 2007-2008 recession etc . Try to be among Top 10 % in college you choose.


kay : WHAT IS THE BASIC DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TISS AND CAT ENTRANCE TEST PAPER? ALSO, PLEASE COMMENT ON THE LEVEL OF DIFICULTIES.
asim : Please check the following links http://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/B-school-Entrance-Exams.aspx http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/TISS.aspx


kay : WHICH COLLEGES CONSIDER WAT?
asim : Most of the IIMs, IIFT,IMI,IFMR,GLIM are some of them


sourav : GOOD EVENING,10TH 72% 12TH 59% GRAD 85%(CIVIL ENGG),3YEAR GAP IN 12TH AND GRAD, SC CATAGORY WILL BE 2017 PASS OUT, ANY CHANCE TO IIMS OR GOOD B SCHOOLS? PLZ HELP ME, I HAVE NO GUIDANCE TILL NOW.
vinnayraj : there are chances for you to secure admission in top b schools including a few iims if you do very well in the CAT.so focus on your preparation and take the aimcats regularly.hope you have a strong valid to reason to explain the gap during the time of interviews..


dbz : GENERALLY HOW MANY HOURS DOES AN MBA STUDENT SPEND EVERYDAY IN CLASS ? I HAVE HEARD ITS ABOUT 12 HOURS DAILY
rajeshsaraf : It will vary from candidate to candidate. generally, it is not an easy going affair for any candidate at any B school.


tina : ASKING FOR THE 5TH TIME... KINDLY RPLY. WILL I GET FS AT 1269 KJ SOMAIYA RANK?
supratim : Wait for IIM results to come out . Follow the waitlist movement closely .


mayankgarg : DOES 10,12 ,GRAD SCORE MATTERS IN PLACEMENTS OR JUST MBA GRADES
vinnayraj : for many companies it is mainly the mba grades although a consistent performer throughout is always desired..


blah123 : I'VE BEEN GETTING AN 88 PERCENTILE OVER THE PAST TWO-THREE AIMCATS. HOW MUCH IS THIS REFLECTED ON THE ACTUAL CAT SCORE?
vinnayraj : generally and historically the cat scores of students is significantly higher than their average aimcat scores(typically around 5 to 10 percentile points higher).you are currently doing very well with consistent 88 percentile scores and you can only improve and go beyond 95-99..keep up the good work and try to make changes in your strategy and preparation to improve your score..


nikita : @SUPRATIM SIR, THANK YOU FOR THE INSIGHT. ALSO I AM EXPECTING VGSOM IITKGP, IIT KANPUR AND IMI. I HAVE CONVERTED IMT GHAZIABAD CORE, BIM TRICHY AND GIM. SO OUT OF ALL THESE COLLEGES WHICH ONE WILL BE BEST FOR ME, CONSIDERING MATHS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FORTE?
supratim : IIT KGP.


sourav : THANK YOU SIR, I AM PREPARING MY BEST FOR CAT ND WILL BE,
vinnayraj : welcome and all the best!!


abhishekjain17 : SSC 93% AND HSC 84%.WOULD IT AFFECT MY SELECTION FOR NOT HAVING WORK EXPERIENCE BUT HAVING BUSINESS EXP EVEN IF I SCORE 99 ABOVE PERCENTILE
vinnayraj : those are pretty good scores in X and XII.if you dont have work experience you will not be getting any points for that particular parameter(which is significantly less than the weightage given to X,XII,graduation and mainly cat scores).if you score above 99+ then you surely have a chance..


sourav : THANK YOU SIR, I AM PREPARING OF MY BEST AND WILL BE, I WANT TO ADD A QUESTION IS THERE ANY CHANCE IN OLD IIMS CONSIDERING MY PROFILE AND CATAGORY ?
vinnayraj : there are chances if you get a very good score as your acads are pretty decent..


saurav : WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MBA AND PGDM? TAKE IIMS OUT OF CONSIDERATION... ANY OTHER COLLEGE... PGDM OR MBA?
supratim : Only University can award Degree. Institutes can offer Diploma. Exception is IIT by special IIT act as they have under graduate courses also .


dbz : APPROX. WHEN WILL THE ARC (DOCUMENT VERIFICATION) ROUND OF THE CET PROCESS START ? ACCORDINGLY I WILL NEED TO GET A TRANSFER / MIGRATION CERTIFICATE MADE ,AND I DONT KNOW HOW LONG THAT TAKES
supratim : Probably in May. Keep on checking dte.org.in for dates.


blah123 : THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR! THIS WAS ACTUALLY INSPIRING TO ME :)
vinnayraj : welcome...all the best and keep improving...


dolcee : FACULTIES ITS VERY VERY URGENT.. I NEED TO MAKE MY DECISIONS.. PLEASE HELP.. AND REPLY.....
asim : Answered check


kay : PLEASE REPLY SIR
asim : Answered check


enlightenedsoul : ANY CHANCE AT KJ WITH 99.3 IN CET. MAHRASHTRA DOMICILE. GRADUATED FROM MADHYA PRADESH.TIA
supratim : Please read from the mentioned link http://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/maharashtra-cet-2016-expected-cut-offs.aspx


vedikapinto : 96.13 PERCENTILE IN MH CET. OMS.. OPTIONS- ITM NM / BIIB BALAJI MARKETYING / XIME KOCHI .. SHOULD I WAIT FOR COUNSELLING HOPING TO GET A GOOD COLLEGE IN DTE CAP ROUNDS? OR SHOULD I TAKE ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE ONE COLLEGE MENTIONED ABOVE???
supratim : Suggest you to apply to PGDM courses for some colleges.


vedikapinto : PLS IF YOU CANNOT REPLY NOW.. PLEASE PLEASE REPLY AFTER THE CHAT END.... REALLY NEED YOUR HELP.. 96.13 PERCENTILE IN MH CET. OMS.. OPTIONS- ITM NM / BIIB BALAJI MARKETYING / XIME KOCHI .. SHOULD I WAIT FOR COUNSELLING HOPING TO GET A GOOD COLLEGE IN DTE CAP ROUNDS? OR SHOULD I TAKE ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE ONE COLLEGE MENTIONED ABOVE???
supratim : Answered .


vedikapinto : SUPRATIM I HAVE APPLIED FOR NL DALMIA ,SIES, AND WELINGKAR. BUT THERE GDPI WILL TAKE TIME AND TO BE ON A SAFE SIDE I NEED TO SELECT ONE COLLEGE NOW.. PLS HELP IN WHICH COLLEGE TO CHOOSE?
supratim : Answered .


bose : 2015 GRADUATE, FRESHER HAVE TAKEN ADMISSION TO ITM NAVI MUMBAI ..IS IT A CORRECT DECISION?
vinnayraj : decent college..all the best for the future!!!


vedikapinto : SUPRATIM SIR I HAVE APPLIED FOR NL DALMIA ,SIES, AND WELINGKAR. BUT THERE GDPI WILL TAKE TIME AND TO BE ON A SAFE SIDE I NEED TO SELECT ONE COLLEGE NOW.. PLS HELP IN WHICH COLLEGE TO CHOOSE?
supratim : ITM.


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