Agantuk

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Congratulations Guys!! Tremendous Achievement :smiley: Savour the Moment and Party Hard Tonite! Live life to the fullest for the next 2 months! The next 2 years are going to be to be the most enriching years of your life. You will enter the gates of the IIMs as Boys, And, ...
Congratulations Guys!!

Tremendous Achievement
Savour the Moment and Party Hard Tonite!

Live life to the fullest for the next 2 months!

The next 2 years are going to be to be the most enriching years of your life.
You will enter the gates of the IIMs as Boys,
And, emerge out, as Men!

I have.

And for guys with A B C calls - frankly its a no-brainer!
IIMB is where you would want to be.
I picked B over C, couldnt convert my A.
But yes, A B and C are comparable on most parameters.

C ya all in June - on campus

Sanchayan
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Lots of questions being asked on- What kinda acad questions etc etc Relax Guys, I knw acads suck But, the panel is not looking for quant jocks or cs studs You guys are gonna be managers, and asking questions on acads is not to test whether you guys are gonna be great engineers They n...
Lots of questions being asked on-
What kinda acad questions etc etc

Relax Guys, I knw acads suck
But, the panel is not looking for quant jocks or cs studs
You guys are gonna be managers, and asking questions on acads is not to test whether you guys are gonna be great engineers
They need some way to differentiate between some 1000 equally talented bunch of youngsters.

So, instead if shooting questions like,
what questions should i expect -

1. Do your research.
Read up the threads on prev yrs interview experiences posted by Bobby.
You can dig up a lot more on PG.

2. Seniors.
Speak to them.

3. GATE walein books. They "summarize the entire 4 yrs" in a 300 page book.

4. You just need to know the basics.
For example in Machines(EEE), you prolly need to know only what the different kinds of motors/generators (both AC and DC) are - their working principles - uses, advantages, disadvantages etc.
You dont need to know all those complex mathematical derivations.

5. You have only a limited amount of time.
And you can only prepare that much.
You cant mug up all the 1000 parts of the Encyclopedia Gallactica, can you?
So, You will have to prioritize.
You will do a lot of that in Bschool.
Better start doing it now.

Agantuk.





Hey all... and a particular thank you to the seniors for starting this thread!

Congrats to all those who got a call. I am, however, absolutely zapped by the criteria for selection. Perhaps someone may shed some light on that...

Scores.
DI - 99.80
VA - 96.82
QA - 99.82
Overall - 99.95 (what more do you want!)

Acads
Class X - 90%
Class XII - 80%
Bachelors (Delhi College of Engineering) - 70%

Work-ex... 5 months as of now with Evalueserve as a business analyst

Co/Extra Currics... Debates, case studies, paper presentations, a research project, organizational experience, student council, blah blah

what i am flabbergasted about is... why not!
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Bobby bhai, A Very Happy New Year to you!:) Coincidentally, I have set base in Chennai too - \- for 3 days - am in the IITM campus.:wow: A small correction - \- 23 months work ex - :: 11 - Market Research 12 - IT Services Ranjit Behera - 2 yrs work ex with L&T; \...
Bobby bhai,

A Very Happy New Year to you!:)
Coincidentally, I have set base in Chennai too -
- for 3 days -
am in the IITM campus.:wow:

A small correction -

- 23 months work ex -
11 - Market Research
12 - IT Services

Ranjit Behera - 2 yrs work ex with L&T; - that would translate to Manufacturing??



Agantuk




Ahh.. Finally pitched base at Chennai after 3 days of travelling...

Congrats to all those who have managed to get calls from B!
awr has pretty much put in everything that's required to be known. Do feel free to pm/post in queries

Profiles:
Awr (anupam) - 3 yrs work-ex IT
Shrutz - Fresher
Agantuk - 2 yrs work-ex IT
Bobbybond - 2 yrs work-ex IT
A few "words of wisdom:wow: " from my side :- In the classical Management Guru style - "4 Time-tested Recipes to make it to IIMB":wow: 1\. Important, very important, mosttttth important - \- Get your answers to "personal" questions in place- Why MBA? Why IIMB? Why Software Engin...
A few "words of wisdom:wow: " from my side :-

In the classical Management Guru style -
"4 Time-tested Recipes to make it to IIMB":wow:

1. Important, very important, mosttttth important -
- Get your answers to "personal" questions in place-
Why MBA? Why IIMB? Why Software Engineering? Why Engineering?
Why MBA after 2 yrs work ex? Why 'this's and why not 'that's
blahs blahs blahs
You gotta first convince yourself before you can convince the panel.

2. Prepare a Resume-

- and prepare every point in this resume thoroughly-
questions like "Have you heard of Cicero" were thrown at me because Public Speaking happenned to be one of my hobbies-
I am sure you get the hang of it?:satisfie:
Btw, Cicero was a great Roman Orator
Cicero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3. You dont have to answer all questions that were thrown at you.
You dont have to know all answers to all questions.
The ability to think on your feet helps.
Eg -
Q- "What festivals are celebrated in Bangalore"
A- "Sir, Bangalore is a very cosmopolitan city. We celebrate all festivals - for example Diwali"
Correct Answer - "Sankranti" etc
Q - "What is Mount Abu famous for?"
A - "Sir, it is a honeymoon spot"
Correct Answer - "Dilwawah Temples"
Well, I have posted these here, because everytime I think about those few days, I can help but smile.

4. So, dont take yourself too seriously.
Have fun.
The next one month will teach you a lot - transform you to an extent - and during your interviews all of you will face situations which will make you look back and want to start laughing out loud - some will make you cry too.
You will meet a lot of people. You will make a lot of friends.
So, go ahead and enjoy this roller coaster ride.

Agantuk.




Great. Here I was thinking "Are we going to have a SPLASH IIMB QUERIES FOR SENIORS TO ANSWER" thread, and Anupam does the needful!" :)
Heya Sanchayan and Behera too :)
I'll ask the other IIMB fellas to post.. (some bright lights are there in my section notably Naresh Reddy, MohitKumar17, abby1984 and gpriyanshu).
What else? Hmm....
1) Got good percentile? (99.9+ types) GOOD Show!
2) Got Great Acads and sub 99 percentile? GOOD Show!
3) Gone to the moon? GREAT.
4) Won the Oscar? Hmm... try getting the Lifetime Achievement Award....


Okay. Just kidding.
My first advice: Talk to as many seniors/coaching centre heads as you can. Lord knows the amount of talking I did in GD preps. Used to do mock GDs and PIs.. yes. But also, talked to IIM A B C seniors. They would be your first mentors!
The TIME head at my city did me a lot of good. For eg, he warned me "You would have a stress interview at least once because they'd want to break that over-exuberance you have." At that time I was very very annoyed (to say the least), but I then figured out a bit of preps never hurt, and lo and behold, he was right.
Second piece of advice: I don't care what anyone says, you really cannot prepare. I mean, unless you have been reading since you were 10 years old, brushing up on GK right now does not matter. Unless you can goof your way through. And that is really not possible, actually.
Third bit of advice: It really does NOT matter what you do NOT know. What matters is you know what you say you know, and carry it off convincingly. I mean, if you say you are involved in your Shakespeare Club and didn't know Bottom from Hamlet (hehe. bad joke), you are in trouble. So, be honest.
Fourth bit of advice: I know it's very tempting to say "My only weakness is that I am a perfectionist" but if by one glance at your form I see around 10 strike offs, I will not believe it. Again, be honest... to a degree. A weakness like "homicidal mania" might not be tolerated
Fifth bit of unsolicited advice: Please please seem interested in the insti, and do read up the websites and the story behind each. I was asked in both L and I to talk about their institute. Crazy, I know, but it might be the difference between an outright reject and a "let's talk more."
Sixthly, during GDs, please try and make sense. It might sound preposterous, but airtime does not matter. In the I and C GDs, I talked for around 1 minute out of 15, and that too because the guys felt obligated to let the sole girl speak and the guys who hogged it all did NOT get the only calls Sense will be appreciated both by the interviewers and the other candidates.
Finally, a smile wouldn't hurt ;)
All the best!
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Good work Anupam and Guys, please post your insti of graduation too, when you post in those percentiles. Agantuk. Ps - Anupam is my batchmate at IIMB - same batch, different sections.
Good work Anupam

and Guys, please post your insti of graduation too, when you post in those percentiles.

Agantuk.

Ps - Anupam is my batchmate at IIMB - same batch, different sections.
Congratulations to all those who Made it thru the First Hurdle! You are now among an elite group of 1000 odd people from all over India to have made it this far. Its a big Achievement, and all of you deserve a Pat on the Back! So party for a few days, and then put in serious fite for c...
Congratulations to all those who Made it thru the First Hurdle!
You are now among an elite group of 1000 odd people from all over India to have made it this far.
Its a big Achievement, and all of you deserve a Pat on the Back!

So party for a few days,
and then put in serious fite for clearing the next stage!
Your aim now is to be among those top 250 or so achievers who are going to be the IIMB Batch of 2007-2009.

We have our hols on currently, and its New Years time!
So we are all busy partying.

So be patient, wait for a few days, and we will all be back to help you out with all your queries!


And for those of you who dint make it, there's always Next Year!

Agantuk
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Congratulations to all those who Made it thru the First Hurdle! You are now among an elite group of 1000 odd people from all over India to have made it this far. Its a big Achievement, and all of you deserve a Pat on the Back! So party for a few days, and then put in serious fite for c...
Congratulations to all those who Made it thru the First Hurdle!
You are now among an elite group of 1000 odd people from all over India to have made it this far.
Its a big Achievement, and all of you deserve a Pat on the Back!

So party for a few days,
and then put in serious fite for clearing the next stage!
Your aim now is to be among those top 250 or so achievers who are going to be the IIMB Batch of 2007-2009.

We have our hols on currently, and its New Years time!
So we are all busy partying.

So be patient, wait for a few days, and we will all be back to help you out with all your queries!


And for those of you who dint make it, there's always Next Year!

Agantuk
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> Dear Bugger, Atleast post in the right section :: For your convenience: 1)Go to the CAT Related Discussion section 2)CAT 2006 Attempts, Scores thread 3)Copy and paste your comments in this thread. :) I was hoping you would do it for me:black: IIMB aspirants among ...
Dear Bugger,

Atleast post in the right section For your convenience:
1)Go to the CAT Related Discussion section
2)CAT 2006 Attempts, Scores thread
3)Copy and paste your comments in this thread.

:)


I was hoping you would do it for me:black:

IIMB aspirants among PUYs taut with tension is it?

Agantuk.
Well, Reminds me of the Good Ol' Pre IIMB Days!:) Ofcourse, the period between the CAT 2k5 and the declaration of the initial shortlists were nerve racking! :: Best of Luck Guys - hope to hear from a lot of you in the days to come! and to meet some of you soon! Dont hesi...
Well,

Reminds me of the Good Ol' Pre IIMB Days!:)
Ofcourse, the period between the CAT 2k5 and the declaration of the initial shortlists were nerve racking!

Best of Luck Guys -
hope to hear from a lot of you in the days to come!
and to meet some of you soon!

Dont hesitate to contact any of us - the IIMB PGites for any doubts that you may have.:satisfie:

Agantuk
> where r u ppl???.... had a decent last week.....nt many submissions and a lot of fun.....acumen,ecstacy nd an L^2 tonite.... bt guess this is just the silence before the storm....... next week full of quizzes....projects.....submissions...........whew.... cribbesh....is already finishe...
where r u ppl???....
had a decent last week.....nt many submissions and a lot of fun.....acumen,ecstacy nd an L^2 tonite.... bt guess this is just the silence before the storm.......
next week full of quizzes....projects.....submissions...........whew....

cribbesh....is already finished his mugging etc....so has keviv nd babosshka.....
nd here i m in total soup........god save me !!
i have already decided to make life easy for these ppl....by pulling out my candidature for the DML..... :)......



After 3 months here at B, exams dont scare us any more dunt they??
I wake every morning, and the first thing I do is go thru the list of submissions, quizzes, exams and PPT presentations I have for the day!!

Ofcourse, studying takes up the least amount of my time - sumhow, there seems to be a lot more to do - and studying always seems to take a back seat.

Thats how I have developed tremendous respect for all te prospective DMLs - they have the "confidence" to assign "top priority" to Mugging!!

Just 12 more days, and finally and hopefully I shall have 7 days away from acads
But, the way things are going, a lot of other stuff will keep me occupied till mugging starts again on the 3rd of Oct - not I will start mugging rightaway

Agantuk