Surprises, surprises everywhere - and IIFT did an exact opposite of CAT. Looks like the cutoffs are going to come down for IIFT this year.
A helluva 2 hours ride it was. And the silver lining came in GK - attempted 19, all correct.
Does anyone has any list/ any info on last year actual CAT percentile cut offs for IIMs (especially A,B,C,L,K), FMS in OBC category?
Centre: Rawal Institutions , Faridabad
Last Mock Score:SIMCAT 15(Unproctored mode) : 196
Total Attempts : 86
It was all smooth right from the beginning.
Sec-1 :43....Decent enough..Not too good considering the level of the paper(2-3 more would been better)..1 tough DI,rest all doable
Sec -2:43...Again on similar lines but a notch above...I think I took Sec-2 more seriously and hence missed out on a few questions in Sec-1(Decent VA,trickier RCs and 2 tricky LRs)
P.S:Manual counting lead to 88 attempts but the final summary showed just 86..Surprised!!
Expected a much better outing though..
Not a 95 attempt paper for sure(Atleast for me)..
CAT'12: 99.74 Calls: BLACKIS Converts:K,S CAT'13: 96.2 ; DT '14
Udtians iift kaisa gaya
how would you rate this paper tough or easy ???
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I just wanted add my 2 cents to the discussion about the gravity of normalization in the CAT. I will give you an explanation to this with the following assumptions:
1) No offense meant but, we may have to accept the fact that for the people who would score below 60 percentile, difficulty of the paper would not have mattered. These people might not even have seen the reviews of previous slots before they gave the exam. So, irrespective of the slots, they were shooting in the darkness. I believe these people would constitute close to 30000 in each slot. These people would not make a difference to the mean score of any slot. I mean, their mean score might remain the same across the slots.
2) When we speak about top 0.1 percentile, we will have to realize that it is a big number. 50 per slot. These are the people who make a difference to your normalized scores. And, the difficulty/mindset matters a lot here. Considering the difficulty level to be in line with @shashwatdgr8 ka opinion, I assume the following mean scores for the top 0.1 percentilers across the slots.
Slot 1: 210
Slot 2: 220
Slot 3: 220
Slot 4: 210
3) This leaves us with the people between 60 and 99.9. But they constitute just 40% of the total. For the people who gave slot 1/slot 4, had they been in slot 2/ slot 3, they would have attempted just another 4-5 questions at the maximum with the right mindset. Please realize that this translates to a marginal increase in the mean scores of easier slots given that there are 50000 people per slot. Based on this assumption, I assume the following mean+standard deviation scores across the slots. These scores seem to be higher because they are not just mean scores but sum of mean and standard deviation scores.
Slot 1: 100
Slot 2: 110
Slot 3: 110
Slot 4: 100
4) Now, for all the examinees across the slots, l assume the following mean scores for all the slots put together.
Top 0.1 Percentilers: 215
Overall mean+standard deviation: 105
Based on this, I will provide you an example to calculate the normalized score across all the 4 slots for a raw score of 180 according to complicated Gate 2014 formula:
Score of 180 in slot 1 = (((215-105)/(210-100))*(180-100))+105 = 185
Score of 180 in slot 2 = (((215-105)/(220-110))*(180-110))+105 = 175
Score of 180 in slot 3 = (((215-105)/(220-110))*(180-110))+105 = 175
Score of 180 in slot 4 = (((215-105)/(210-100))*(180-100))+105 = 185
I believe these are conservative assumptions and this difference of 10 marks in the normalized scores might go up to 20 if we are optimistic.
PS: Just my opinion. I wanted to give you guys a perspective about normalization. Numbers used are for illustrative purpose. You may want to juggle around with the numbers. May be you can even compare your normalized score against the cut-offs predicted by @shashwatdgr8 in one of the earlier posts. I guess those cut-offs seem to be reasonable given the standard of the paper.
PPS: Please do not ask me to predict the percentiles now
I'm a final year student in btech.My 10th percentage is 89.4 and 12th is 78.6. My overall percentage in engineering is 71.3 as of now. I have a fairly decent profile with good extracurricular record. I'm expecting cat percentile in the range of 85-90,as my overall attempts are only 52 .
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Hi Guys, I ad a score of around 92 percentile in last year's XAT. However, I do not hae the score card with me now. I am unable to
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After contemplating a lot whether I should write in this thread or not, I decided to pen it down on this sacred thread. Though I am not an active member in any forums or threads of pagalguy, but every day since last 2 years I am visiting this website. But I regret how come I never looked into this thread. It was in february 2014, during my GDPI preparations when I first got a link to the_hate sir's post and came to know about this thread. So today I am sharing my journey in this thread though it's not a special one.
Since my school days my father had a dream of me being an IITian. He always encouraged me to try for JEE but like most of the average students I also ended up getting into a Btech course in a not much renowned college. I was always an average student from my school days and even in my Btech I never thought of beyond enjoying life and getting a job. I enjoyed my whole 4 years without any further goal and ended up getting a job in IT sector. But as I was from a core engineering background I didn't like my job at all. This was one of the most depressing periods of my life. While I was working in the IT sector I also kept trying in my core sector. But the thought of going for an MBA came to my mind in dec 2011. I was just telling one of my friends cum colleague about a senior of my school who was in IIM A. I told him that my father also dreamed of me joining a premier institute. Then suddenly my friend asked me about my acads and I told him that I had 81, 71, 79 in X, XII n grads respectively. The very next reply from him was that forget about BLACKI, you may end up in IIM kashipur if u try hard. I felt really bad and low after getting such a reply and decided to give a try in this rat race. A month later I resigned my job and returned to my home sate to join a core company. In march 2012, I bought the study material from TIME and started preparing for CAT 2012. Being from an engineering background I was comfortable with the quant section but in verbal I was too weak and even today I don't have a good hold over my verbal skills. My preparations were going at a good speed, I solved many quant questions. I started reading The Hindu and worked upon my vocabulary. Soon the mock season started. I started giving mocks and through out the season my %le varied from 50- 85. During the whole season I always found people talking about analyzing the mocks but personally I never did, for which my mock scores always varied a lot. I booked my slot on 28th oct 2012. I also gave XAT ,IIFT,NMAT. ON 9th Jan the CAT results came at around 4 am and I was shattered to see a miserable 60%le in CAT. I cried and cried for almost 2 hours. Then in the evening I went to a friend's place and drank there till the last drop. I called my dad, cried on the phone and told him that I couldn't fulfill his dream. He consoled me saying it was not the end. Other results also poured in and each one was disastrous. I scored around 63%le in XAT, 37 in IIFT, 190 in NMAT. I lost my confidence and remembered my colleague's words. My parents kept encouraging me and asked me to take a break for some time.
After 3 months I again thought
of giving one last attempt to these exams. Again enrolled myself for the
AIMCATs and this time instead of solving too many questions, I analysed the
mocks and worked upon my accuracy. It was reflecting in my mock scores as in
2013 mock scores varied from 75 to early 90s. Then The D day arrived, 7th nov
2013. This time I even asked my family panditji to find a good date within the
So finally, I made it to a premier institute. This journey is not just about making it to an institute, it has taught me many things in my life. I am a very changed person with much more patience and goals in my life. I have learnt to handle pressure, analyse situations and most importantly to keep calm. I am really thankful to my parents, gf and all my friends who believed in me and encouraged me through out my journey. Thank you Pagalguy, even you had a major role in my success. ATB to everyone.
Dreams do come true.
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hi All,request feedback and suggestion to compare SPJain GMBA programme and MDI NMP programme.
going for mba-rural management from ximb....
what is the future scope?
21000 people on this thread and none of them tries to help a person...
Seniors, what was the cutoff for MBA-IB/HRD last year for SC category?
While filling up the form
instead of filling my +2 marks as per the instruction provided in the website , by mistake I filled it as per my board's rule i.e. the best of five of all
kindly suggest me the necessary action to address my mistake...
Thanks in advance.