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Posted 10 Apr '13
Heylo Planning to take the GMAT soon .. If there is anyone in north Mumbai - on the Borivali side, lets plan to meet up and help each other ! On a separate front, which are the best GMAT coaching institutes in Mumbai ? (Not admission consulting , just the GMAT coaching ... )
Heylo
Planning to take the GMAT soon ..
If there is anyone in north Mumbai - on the Borivali side, lets plan to meet up and help each other !
On a separate front, which are the best GMAT coaching institutes in Mumbai ?
(Not admission consulting , just the GMAT coaching ... )
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  • Hey, I am from borivli.I  hv enquired at IMS, Endeavor an.... 06 May '13.
  • Even i have the same confusion .. some one with any idea .... 15 Apr '13.
mbainuk
RONAK JOHRI @mbainuk 1
I took Diagnostic test today. After completing few books of Manhattan.My problem solving was average and data sufficiency was pathetic 9below avg). With this kind of score,need to put more efforts in it.Can I still try to reach goal of 700+ by taking the exam next year.Or can any one help me know which books to read.
mbainuk
RONAK JOHRI @mbainuk 1
Hey, I am from borivli.I  hv enquired at IMS, Endeavor and Geebee. Found Endevour good. Classes at borivli not yet started but Andheri will start from 15th May (Endeavor).
fireinheart
V M @fireinheart 15
Even i have the same confusion .. some one with any idea of coaching institutes pls reply
guest_writer
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[image] It wont be wrong to say that this has been one of the most controversial years for securing an admission into a top Indian b-school. It is unbelievable how the Common Admission Test (CAT) has transformed from an unassailable test to one whose credibility is not fully convincing anym...
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Looking at the comments these days, I am glad I took the CAT and passed outta Bschool in time. The CAT was a quality test till 2005 and has been degrading since then ... and now I notice even the admissions criteria are clearly flawed!!! The only way the admissions committees and paper setters would wake up would be when both the student community and the industry take cognizance of the above facts and react strongly - till then the IIMs will rule the roost and there is nothing you can do about it.
bansimehta
Bansi Mehta @bansimehta
[image] While the world is going gaga over those who scored 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011, those who missed the feat by just a few points went unnoticed. PaGaLGuY talks to some of the 99 percentilers, who fell short of the perfect score by a scratch. Srikanth ...
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I had taken the CAT 3 times (and had secured admission to a top10 Bskool). My mock VA %iles in mocks and other entrance tests: always above 95 %ile. My CAT %iles in VA: 46,23 and 98 !!! Similar results for a few friends of mine - some with reverse cases as well (poor English with 99%ile + ) You can imagine the quality of the CAT - it has degraded from 2005 itself to what I see now as a careless feeble attempt at creating a management aptitude test. Do hope now that the candidates as well as industry don't take this lightly.
Apurv
Apurv Pandit @Apurv
[image] Looking back at the last three years, one new 'big idea' has dominated Indias business school admissions every year. If 2009 was all about replacing paper-pencil assessments with computer-based entrance tests, then the flavour of 2010 was limiting the number of engineers in MB...
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@Mohit and Surya: If you look at the running active threads on PGs home page at any given point of time, you would find most or all of them helping aspirants either with entrance tests or making right decisions about their admission decisions; certainly not about CAT bashing. The point Apurva and this article is trying to make is to identify gaps in the current system (believe me, it has degraded over the past few years). If this awareness ultimately results in the appropriate authorities waking up and correcting the very obvious flaws, then what is the harm: it can only help the hundreds of deserving candidates that have lost in the Cat Race for no fault of their own.
Apurv
Apurv Pandit @Apurv
[image] Looking back at the last three years, one new 'big idea' has dominated Indias business school admissions every year. If 2009 was all about replacing paper-pencil assessments with computer-based entrance tests, then the flavour of 2010 was limiting the number of engineers in MB...
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Nice article Apurva (though didn't quite understand why you had to ban Arvind ) Having taken the CAT 3 times and 'cracked' it once (and discussions with peers in my Bschool) , I think I am in a reasonable position to say that any APTITUDE exam which gives drastically different results for the same person in consecutive years is definitely flawed. Having heard seniors incl coaching profs saying things like 'luck is a major factor' and 'it depends on those 3 hours' itself questions the quality of the tests. Also, no one here talked about the errors that used to appear in CAT - if coaching centres can come up with better quality tests and that too every week - this goes to show how much efforts the IIMs spend on preparing the CAT paper/ questions.
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[image] *PS:* The intention of the comic is not at all to mock womenkind or non-engineers. In fact the intention is not to mock anything at all. Frankly, there is no intention either, of anything. The comic came out of nothing and is supposed to be completely apolitical. _Co...
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My 2 cents regarding the grace marks decision by certain IIMs: Being an engineer (and a B-school grad) myself, let me explain using a systematic point-by-point format supported with examples wherever necessary: i. The top input (applicant ) population is hugely skewed towards males and engineers: you can't just expect the output (read call getters) to suddenly balance out this ratio. The cream in all streams would have the same levels of aptitude. ii. There have been comparisons made between the CAT and GMAT (or GRE for that matter). Having taken both types of tests myself, it is very apparent that the quality of tests differ greatly. Again I am sure my fellow students who have cracked the CAT would agree that in recent years, the quality of the CAT and its evaluation has degraded to such an extent that people call it 'unpredictable' and 'you can never be confident of what happens next year' : thus implying that a students' aptitude varies greatly year on year! I personally have witnessed people's percentiles varying from 45%ile to 98%ile in the very next year in VA! The point being that CAT as an examination has failed to bring in the diversity that the IIMs wanted. People see the CAT pattern changin every year in positive light _ I see it as constant efforts to coorect it without getting the desired results. iii. Bad decisions at the higher levels - simply put, poor quality of decisions (we have seen over the years) - the online test fiasco, the placement process changes (IIM ex-students would know what I am talking about), reservations, changing of CAT patterns year on year .... thelist goes on iv. A decision that goes against both the advantaged and disadvantaged parties! Male engineers feel cheated ... females feel like they have been 'handicapped' for no fault of their own. v. No compromise on aptitude! Aptitude is the innate capability of a person to learn and that is what qualifies him to be a student of the top B-schools and a future leader. If you compromise on this just to have diverse, possibly far-fetched opinions and inefficient decisions, you are failing to see the basic point. To sum up, analyse and change the testing pattern : XAT is going in the right direction and in my opinion currently the best MBA entrance test in the country today. IIMs need to lower their egos and look at the fine tests American and European Universities conduct to get an idea of how diversity is maintained without compromising on aptitude.
anjali_mangal
Anjali Mangal @anjali_mangal
[image] Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications, Pune (SIMC) - the media and communications institute has actually applied brakes on communications in the campus. No Internet access between 2.00-5.00 am and 8.00am-5.00 pm in the hostel and no checking social networking sites before ...
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A director supporting such an immature and illogical decision sounds really absurd. God save SIMC !!!