james2901

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Apurv
Apurv Pandit @Apurv
It has taken the current slump in MBA hiring for Indian business schools and their students to realise that a recession is not something that happens to other people in other countries. It is perhaps the first April when most Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) haven't yet declared their place...
james2901
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@IIM-grad9808 : JBIMS has very strong placements and coupled with the small batch and low fees, it is a very attractive option...but I guess, the Maharashtra exclusive factor goes against it in this ranking. SJSOM has its own strengths and so does IIFT. The lack of diversity in SJSOM probably causes it to lose out. SJSOM has a much smaller batch size ~115 to place as compared to IIFT which has 210 students. Ops profiles are very strong but IIFT has bridged the gap in every other sector. Moreover, the added trade option makes the latter pretty interesting in its own right. MDI with its 15 lac fees, is a highly over rated college..trying since ever and failing to become a jack of everything. Would have ideally liked to see JB @ 7, SP Jain 8, IIM-I/K- 9/10, IIFT 11, SJSOM 12. MDI should be 14/15 along with NITIE.
Hi,

The GD-PI process for the 2012-14 batch of IIFT (Delhi and Kolkata) will begin in less than 10 days from now. I hope that your preparations are going well. In case you feel, you need additional guidance regarding the procedure/your preparation, I am attaching a list of current students of IIFT who will be more than happy to help you. Feel free to contact any of them with your queries.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&key;=0AhX5IGeJI1KndEZMdENHbVNnUHB5ZVpHcjk2OFcyc2c&output;=html
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Guys these 988 calls are for how many seats ???
and only delhi campus or calcutta also

988 calls for both IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata. IIFT Delhi intake is around 150 while that for Kolkata campus is around 60.
bansimehta
Bansi Mehta @bansimehta
[image] With Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2011 entrance exam coming to an end on Sunday, curiosity propelled us at PaGaLGuY to ask some basic questions to test takers in New Delhi and Mumbai about the education offered at IIFT. And to our surprise many had little clue ...
james2901
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@sb29: precisely the point. its up to the person to do what he wants. there is no compulsion to do anything. MBA-IB gives you the OPTION to choose electives etc which have an international focus (very relevant these days). however, if someone doesn't want to take up subjects which are related to international business, the course DOESN'T IMPOSE anything. IIFT is extremely flexible when it comes to the choice of electives. The range of electives is vast (read G Yogesh Kumar's post above) and you can do exactly what you want to do. sorry for the capitalization in between. wanted to highlight a few things.
bansimehta
Bansi Mehta @bansimehta
[image] With Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2011 entrance exam coming to an end on Sunday, curiosity propelled us at PaGaLGuY to ask some basic questions to test takers in New Delhi and Mumbai about the education offered at IIFT. And to our surprise many had little clue ...
james2901
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great post Yogesh...that was really helpful.
bansimehta
Bansi Mehta @bansimehta
[image] With Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2011 entrance exam coming to an end on Sunday, curiosity propelled us at PaGaLGuY to ask some basic questions to test takers in New Delhi and Mumbai about the education offered at IIFT. And to our surprise many had little clue ...
james2901
@james2901
MBA-IB is different from a PGDBM/MBA in that this course allows students to pursue a normal MBA but at the same time gives opportunities to choose electives and subjects which have an international focus eg international marketing, international finance and so on. if someone wants to do a normal MBA, as is offered at any other top B-school, he may very well do that but if someone wants to broaden his/her horizon, the option is there. Companies are increasingly shifting their focus abroad and this degree allows a person to pursue that route.
going through the newspapers regularly should suffice. no. of questions varies from year to year but expect at least 20 questions in this section. there is a good mix of all kinds of questions ranging from general gk to current affairs. keep a track of company brand ambassadors, mergers & acquisitions etc.

Bibaswan Banerjee.
MBA (IB)
2011-13
IIFT, New Delhi.
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"70 in VA, 80 in ardm, 90 in qa" + essay.
lost all respect for XLRI today. absolutely decided on gmat now. I have seen enuf of this circus. btw, it may be just that they have collated all the data that have been given to them since this morning about the sectionals and overall percentiles of people who have not got calls and they have then ENGINEERED these cutoffs around them.
moreover, the people who have satisfied even these ridiculous numbers and have not got calls, they will say "sorry bad essay". why do I get the feeling they haven't even read the essays ? I thought prometric was the champion in screwing with peoples lives and careers but it seems XLRI admission office is hell bent in achieving EXCELLENCE in this field as well and won't concede to IIMs and PROMETRIC. well done.
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kanishka, rahul..excellent job guys. u have shown that u are fit for MBA. I sincerely hope that ur effort is rewarded and XL takes notice of the discrepancies.

ps: just saw the email. excellent
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i hv seen few ppl gettin call even if they hv their lr score around 76%ile n also 8o%ile
then wats wrng wid mine:

Hi Rahul plz find below my details of xat xam:
xat id- xat239418
Verbal Ability
98.64
Quantitative Ability
98.67
Reasoning & Decision Making Ability
81.08
Total Percentile
99.66

Addtnal info:
10th 84.6
12th 86
Engg 7.78/10
wrk ex 43 months
in two f d biggy s/w cmpny TCS n Infy...
If i wudn't hv seen these 2 3 guyz wid such score den may b wud hv considered dat i screwed due to lr..but atlst 3 ppl r there who hv b/w 76 n 80 n they got a call :)
Seems XL haa a strng affinity 4 lr.
1st durin their xam sittin attrngmnts were a complex lr aarrngmnt nw their result a bigger lr questn.In short ol my reasonin has gone on a mars mission ryt nw
:(.

my friend has qa slightly more than u and other two sections as well as overall lesser than u.
he has 80.xx in reasoning and dm and has BM call. if justice is done, dont worry, u will get the call.
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