Heard academics is very important during selection process ....I am in a dilema
I have a good cat score 86.52
2 years of work ex in sales and marketing
I am confident of doing reasonably well in gd pi ...........but my problem is I have only a 50.2 percent in 12th .............otherwise my academics is decent too ...............so inspite of doing well in all other areas ...........will my 12th play a spoil sport ..........plz help thanks
For admissions into SDM-IMD, as clearly stated, there are clear distinctions between what weightage is being given to which field. Not to demoralize you here, but there is a slight chance that your 12th std percentage might play a "spoilt sport" in your selection process.
But then, there are also circumstances that a person, despite being capable and intelligent, is not able to perform well in some of the occassions. Considering the fact that you have 86.52%ile in CAT and assuming that you have 60+% in your graduation, you can prove your interviewers during your GD-PI that 12th std was just a bad phase for you and you have had a surpassed performances after your 12th.
Now, the relevance of 60% throughout your educational career is important because, during the final placements, some of the companies allow only those students who have 60% + throughout their career. To be honest there have been instances where brilliant students are not even allowed to appear for the placement process because of less than 60% in their 12th. BUT THERE ARE companies which only consider your performance in your MBA and then call you for the interview and offer you better than what the previous company offered and which you were not able to sit for.
So friend, all I would like to say is, prepare well and when you are there for GDPI "Be confident", after all "Sucess is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration".
All the Best!!!!