Let me introduce myself because that is going to be relevant for your response that I am looking forward to, after reading this mail. I am in my final year at IIT Kanpur . I had an extraordinary academics till date. I got AIR 38 among 2.25 lac candidates in IIT-JEE2001.
Now, some serious stuffs.. Of late I have been in the worst kind of dilemma about my career. 2 months back I started serious preparation for cat.. Last year I took CL mock cat 7 and got rank 10 out of 9901 candidates. I feel that getting into IIMS will not be a big problem for me.. But, as is the general trend in Bihar, I am also attracted towards IAS which according to me, is tougher than CAT
I thought of taking cat this year but now I feel that if I get into IIMs it will be a very difficult decision whether to dump it in favour of an arduous and uncertain journey towards IAS.. And if I decide in favour of IIMs, it will be almost a herculean task to motivate myself for IAS....
The age restriction for IAS is 21 to 30 years. I am still 19 and will be eligible for IAS in 2006 only and the result will come in 2007. So, it will take atleast 3 years from now to have any chance of me getting into IAS.. Serious preparation for IAS will certainly require me leaving my job for atleast 2 years.
Please, let me know your opinions as it can go a long way to shape my future.
Certainly, this has been the worst dilemma of my life as I flipped between the two 3 times
P.S:: All the ranks I have given is not to boast of my achievements, but to possibly give you an inside out view of my academic standing and suitablity for a career..I apologise if I sound arrogant or boastful to anyone
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i am a silent reader and a cataspirant.this disgussion is very useful since wecan shre several ideas regar CAT also giant-IIMA.
now i am seriously preparing for CAT.reg my quali i finished my BE -IT in 2003.
i was attracted by this CAT from oct -2003.so i thought to prepare for CAT 2005.
now due to my family situa i was need to get in to any job.so i joined in a government school as computer fauctly from oct -2003 and i also concentrated in it without trying for other job.
now my worry is if i get selected in top bschools.i am not having a relevant
terchnical experience.will they accept my faculty exper.now i am having idea to leave this job.and concentating in cat.
please give me a idea and also whether jun -nov time month enough.
i am soumajit bhowmik , 3rd year , metallurgical and materials engineering , b-tech , IIT Kharagpur . a senior of mine told me about this site....good work pagalguy....hope i'll get all the help i expected to get while i joined this forum. and all the best to other aspirants as well !!
Catalytic SaysDo ppl get ragged in B-Schools
nice and humorous :)
PS: if anyone would come up with excuses if caught sleeing in class in B Skool ?
ur stuff is good man..no need to sound so apologeitic..and one thing that strikes me in general (and while going through this thread in particular) is that the raison d' etre of many works (poetry mainly) is sadness,despair,guilt..whatever u call it..is sadness( using this word in an aprxmte sense) a necessry pre requisite? does it add a more soulful tinge to poetry? reminds me of shelly's " to a sky lark"..
We look before and after,
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought
waitin to hear ur thoughts on it ppl...
Y'know, IMHO it's definitely easier to write in a depression. Which is why it's often said that a good comedy or a good funny composition is far more difficult than a sad one... I for one, can not write when I am in a good mood. It's only in my deepest depressions. And it's also a proven fact that depressions are the most creative phases (innumerable surveys bear this out) so I guess that explains things.....WHY??? No idea. Guess, at least it's one reason to love the blues!