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What was the final cut-off CAT %ile last year for General category? When is the last date for application?

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  • @Sahilsn CAT cutoff last year was 88.17%ile. We cannot pr.... 18s.
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Sahil Singla @Sahilsn

Can you please give a rough idea about the cutoffs for Cat and Xat?

Venkat Akella @venkat89 2,864

@Sahilsn CAT cutoff last year was 88.17%ile. We cannot provide XAT cutoff's as this is the first time we are considering XAT scores for admissions.

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i wz pursuing BBA nd nw i wanting to compete in competitive exmz. So, could u please help me to getting d xct way for it...Exams like : SSc nd banking .... i jst need some guidenence & olso wnt d way 2 get xct study material regarding that.....2 get ahead path

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By mistake I hv entered a different ID(other than that of CAT registered id ) in the respective column while filling college form.... what shud i do now?? dint receive any confirmation mail from IMI after completing registration..... could any1 help??

  • Please give us your new id. Will check with the admission.... 45m.
  • @kritikasondhi is my CAT regist.... 1m.
Kritika Sondhi @kritikasondhi 1

Please give us your new id. Will check with the admissions office tomorrow.

DETERMINED NOW @getgoingmba 24

@kritikasondhi is my CAT registered id and is the id i have given there....

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For people who missed the application because it was closed at 5 pm only, let us all sign a petition or sth to tell them to reopen the application because for b school the last date of application means by 11:59 on that particular day

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m posting it here as this is the most active link..

m facing problems while filling NITIE's form....towards the end it asks us to attach the payment receipt in JPG format. Now i have tried it a 100 times, but despite the receipt being already in JPG format, it still doesn't accept it and keeps showing me an error and again says that file extension should be JPG only...

Is there anyone who faced the same issue....if not, could anyone still help me out as to what to do now?

  • Sometimes it doesn't take because the file size is more t.... 1m.
@s.mundhra93 10

Sometimes it doesn't take because the file size is more than what the system supports. Try compressing the picture using any picture editor and then upload. 

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I am very keen on getting admission into MICA.The course is wonderful so i have been preparing for the same and other exams such as CAT,XAT etc. 

Please, i need some guidance as to how to focus on which part of the paper the most and how much is the cut-off score?

Also , I want to ask the criteria for filling up Work-Experience in the form. I am in my final graduation year and from past 7 months , i have been working in a Production House. Am i eligible to mention the work experience that i have ?

Please, looking forward to some help

  • @gargi.p.singh Hi gargi, I would be applying for the 201.... 6m.
md altamash @mdaltamash 1

@gargi.p.singh  Hi gargi, I would be applying for the 2015-17 session. I am really bad at quants but yes my Va and General awareness is pretty good and even the creative part i.e; paper 2. what if i do not attend many questions from quants section but out up a good score overall? Will that help me fetch a call?

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My journey of MBA :----

First of all, this post is not for those people who intend to aim for IIM's or those who scroll down quickly to see, which college I finally converted.

All it started from :--

I am pass out of 2011 batch (B.E.). I was placed in TCS (along with my entire batch of college). I was enjoying, waiting for my joining to come. On 14th June, during last day of college, all of my batch mates got their joining (except ME )I waited for around two months (till my class mates got their salary twice ). Day by day i went into frustration and feeling that MAY be TCS would cheat me .

August end 2011, I decided to give CAT casually, enrolled for TIME Indore (I am from Ujjain, so I had to travel 60 Km for each AIMCAT during those days).

1209 was my first Aimcat without any preparation and I got 89.6%ile. I was happy in that ... 20 Days till 1205, I studied like hell. Then I got TCS joining and again Mauj masti started. Left studies. Went TCS Hyderabad training center. Given CAT 2011 in Time pass.

Result : QA :98.6 , VA :65.xx (OA :95.xx).

2012: I came to Mumbai, I was okay with my project.Till March got feeling, TCS may be not suitable for me in long run. Mind again switched to CAT. Enrolled TIME Boriwali classes. (This was the first time ever I joined any coaching or tuition class in my life)

These Aimcats came very dicey for me. For QA it was okay, VA got 56%ile in 1320 . Started working on VA. Day by day I started working on VA. But still I was struggling with 60-80% zone. I still remember, it was 1313 where i got 95.xx in VA (without any help of LR ). A feeling generated inside me.

But what I felt now onward, QA went on declining side. Also I guess TIME Aimcat were on same pattern, I really took TIME AIMCATS for GRANTED. Went into high spirits. I was very much sure that this time I will really nail it and will go to top college. I went into overconfidence.

CAT2012 :Result (A disaster :Do not want to mention it)

Also my performance at office affected, Got the least rating, Break up, Rejection, all things came together like if god is punishing me for some crime. I went into depression. I went like kite whose regulating knot gone. I decided to leave my job , leave Mumbai, bleakness just engulfed me.

Finally decided, either I will stay depressed or move out and find out better ways to find my own self.

I started reading. Animal farm was first book during that season I read, I don't know what happened into me but then I felt, I guess it is reading which could pacify or calm my mind (From that date of last march, till now I almost read more than 30+ books ).

I also started teaching poor children, got opportunity from TCS LFT group. When I saw them I got feeling that I am very blessed that god has given such a beautiful life to me.

I also started watching plays at Prithvi theater, with 4 friends we all started discussing GK at CCD. NOT for exam purpose, but for knowledge purpose.

Along with I started enjoying my work as well.

Slowly I released that I started enjoying my life .Enrolled only for CL, was NOT serious this time .

Given all PG mocks (I was in decent zone of 85-95 %ile ).

What I realized this year was that I am not typical made for IIM's and all. May be colleges like IRMA, MICA, TISS is more inclined with my interest. I realized that I am not into mainstream. (I am into other thinks as film making during college, story writing, teaching children etc. were my passion)

So CAT was just a formality. But IRMA shocked me that 80% CAT score will be considered.

So worked little on CAT :

My CAT 2013 CAT experience :


It went BAD.

CAT 2013 result : 95 %ile with 90+ in both section. (and I thought I was expecting 40-50 %ile ) .

Then came TISS : Given.

MICA :(Yes, Here it came for me it is my DREAM college. Those who know me personally, they always say I am perfect MICA material ). Did not even sleep one night before exam. (Not even for a single second ,went five times to wash my face during exam).

IRMA :Given .

Rest college I did not care.


But for me MICA was obsession (I cried a lot when in 2012 I was rejected). I knew what I have to do.

First TISS interview came. It was okay. I was also not in full mood. REJECTED

It was during this 1st interview where I realized that my pros and cons, I am a bakar express kind of a person and I was trying to be intelligent.

I decided, even if I am DUMB, I will remain that, next was MICA my dream. Any wrong move, it could lead me ... No.... ).

There were things asked in form "likes and dislikes".

People said you to lie somewhere, make it marketing related, IMPRESSIVE.

I did not listen to them.

I wrote Books, Street dogs, Ayushman khurana (As my role model, please don't take it otherwise ).

I read almost 5 books on brand management. Researched on every nook of my life , my belonging, communications industry.

My interview went super awesome. I was told to make a movie on UJJAIN. I made entire script in front of interview panel .... Mohan jodaro ---Ashoka ----Vikramaditya----Samudragupta--- ITTUTMISH----Scidia -Kumbha mela---Mahakaal temple---23 and half degree tropic of cancer---ENTIRE HISTORY OF UJJAIN---IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER ----NAMED MY MOVIE (ITIHAS KA MAHANAGAR UJJAIN ).

KALIDAS ---ABHIGYANSHANKUTALAM , MEGHDOOT. Everything they asked I knew.

They asked how many languages I know. I said give me any indian language I can sing a song.Tamil,Kannad ,Malayam , Gujrati etc. They got puzzled and said god forgot to put stop button in my tape recoder. Offered TEA and BISCUITS .

Awesome 30 Minutes of life. The moment I came I knew I have done it this time.

When result came. 1st spot offer name. I was there. I Nailed it finally MICA MY DREAM.

Then IRMA came : I was original : Converted.

Then Big Trouble came : College fee.

My personal life :I have huge communication gap with my parents and not good terms with them (Very bad terms )..After 10th ..DID NOT HAVE A PROPER TALK WITH THEM..They do not much about my padhai likhaai ..typical business dhande waali family..They don't know MICA ,IIM ,IIT ...for them dukaandaari is best option ..Its not financial but they are not much into supporting education ..Business is of primary importance ..May be it sound strange to you ..They wanted to drag me into business and I retaliated ..Long back fight happened ..result :Bleak relations ...So bank wanted a coborrower .. for which my father did not give much support ....and fear started of losing MICA.

I did not find any person as guarantee.from 12th April to 5th May was most painful days of my life .I ran everywhere.Nothing worked .finally HDFC credilla also refused me on account of Co-borrower . Finally .I typed this letter to MICA :

Dear MICA Team,

Today is 5th May 2014,I was told by MICA representative regarding my last mail that as I got an spot offer and I was not informed prior about deduction of 25,000/- .So I will be given full 50,000 If I cancel my admission before 6th May 2014.

I tried everything ,but finally failed in this task .Today ,Bank rejected my loan request on account of poor co-borrower profile.

MICA is my dream college and it will always remain as my dream ,When I came there for interview I took some MICA soil with me.I will preserve it forever along with me .

I have one REQUEST with MICA.Please ,if possible for authorities to provide me a MICA T-shirt .I am not okay and it is painful for me to leave MICA due to such reasons.But if it is possible ,please send me a MICA T-shirt ,So that I will always preserve it as a memento from MICA .That day of 9th April will always remain alive in my memory .Even if some charge would deduct for it,I am okay with it.(My T-shirt size is medium)

One thing which I want to share is that whether I gained anything or not ,But one thing for sure .MICA gave me confidence in my life ,that I can do anything now.

MICA is great college and It will always remain.

Now ,with silent weight on my heart ,I would like to say please treat this mail as cancellation of my admission from MICA.

My bank details for amount transfer are as follows :--

Name :Ravi Gangani

IFSC code: CITI0000006

Saving account.

Account number :- XXXXXXXXX.

and I lost MICA when I received their cancellation confirm.

But this time I am not shattered ,Infact I am happy ,MAY BE GOD HAS BETTER FOR ME AHEAD ,I REALLY BELIEVE .

In fact I have seen many people who left their journey in between due to failure in exam or interview .At least I was among those fortunate ones who CONVERTED their dream .I am really proud of fact that till 10th I was not even able to read English (I am from typical GOVT. HINDI MEDIUM SCHOOL ) and I converted (Spot offer - flaunt ) best college of communication in INDIA .It is due to other reasons I have to leave it.

IRMA :A highly respectable college ,But Will not join it ,as I feel I am not fit for it.

VERDICT : WILL REMAIN WITH TCS .(Yes ,I got here good ratings and opportunities as well ,my project team is like home to me .)

Life is how you see it ,if you see it positively even little happiness brim you with satisfaction .But if you see it -ve ,even kings throne will look very bleak.

I am very happy with my life.Don't know what to do next .I am not in mood of giving any exam now .just enjoying and yes my days do not mere pass-by or drag off .They are dancing on its feet.

Good luck to all for your journey.Only mantra for success .


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Calls :-TISS , IRMA , MICA. Converts :- MICA , IRMA ..Finally will remain with TCS .and I am very happy with it.
geethanjali balaji @geethanjali 17

Hello Boss  .. . .  MBA in india is over hyped  . .. i know many people getting moderate job after MBA IIM C  . .  you may get better life with TCS also , i don't know why you wanted MICA  . .  but you are not losing anything by staying in TCS . .  :)

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Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

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If P is a set having elements as natural nos (1 to 100) and Q is a subset of P such that no 4 elements of P give a product that is divisible by 24; How many such elements does Q have then?

  • @happy3475 Shoudn't the ans be 66?. 8m.
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16th first slot;

70 attempts

qa+di 47 attempts;  accuracy highly reliable (90+)

va+lr 23 attempts; accuracy probably 70+ as 12 lr questions i attempted are all right ( atmost 1 wrong)

any prediction regarding my percentile?

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@darpansaxena 62

@aa147852369hh I have no idea about this...and I can't even give an estimate about this. All I'm saying is, overall you're easily heading towards way above 95%ile...but because people generally do 25+ questions (infact even more) in VALR..I have my reservations about your 23 attempts..


good colleges for 80% in SC catagory

people, what are the good colleges for 80% percentile score and SC category.

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[OFFICIAL] SPJIMR 2-Year PGDM Admissions 2015-2017

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1. I had taken course on Market Research in college, does it qualify as a specialized course for Marketing Specialization?  

2. I have learnt Odishi Dance for 5 years and each year taken exams of odishi dance of 5 different levels. Can I mention this in professional course ?  second ,each year i have got different percentage of mark , so should i only mention the final year percentage or aggregate percentage ? @The_Statesman 

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The Statesman @The_Statesman 27

1. it's your call

2. generally dance comes under extra curricular activities

3. mention all years

Ipsita Priyadarshini @mamalina

@The_Statesman   can u also plz answer question 3 n 4 mentioned in comment section

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Hey guys if u have any idea regarding the last year percentiles for iim a, b, c, k, for nc obc. (other iims as well)

i want to know the percentiles on which people have converted calls 

i have a work ex of 30 months in IT in wipro technologies.

I am expecting around 95 this time. last time i got 85 percentile.

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Abhijit konwar @Abhijit konwar 18

For c, atleast 96+. for b,acads and ex,one of my friend got his convert at 88%tile(iimb)..


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application form 2 pics and work exprnc certfct

anything else is needed to be sent ?can any1 pls confirm

  • @ashwin1237 Work ex certi not required.. 3d.
  • Puys General candidates just need to send printout with o.... 18m.
Dhruv Malik @dpagalguy 20

Puys General candidates just need to send printout with one photo pasted and one extra photo right?

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Maharashtra-CET (MH-CET) for MBA/MMS 2014 is back!! The Maharashtra government has brought back its Co...

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Hi guys can someone recommend what kind of books I should use for preparing for MH - CET 2015. A quick response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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JAAT Boy @RiskyJaatboy 1

get a general book for MH CET and if you wanna go specific then use RS Agarwal for both Quants and non verbal . for english read Times regularly thats all . all the very best 

liverpool fan @liverpoolfan 186

Go for study material of any of the elite coaching institutes like TIME, IMS or CL


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Just a consolidated thread to measure the attempts and compare across the four sessions :smiley:

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After goin thru the stats of this poll just taking attempts into consideration,I have come to a very important question....16-sl-241,16-sl2-271,22-sl1-295,22-sl4-336 people have attempted 50+ in Cat....241+271+295+336=1143...Now considering PG is the most active thread by cat aspirants who are damn serious about cat dese people r definitely through....But still approx 1700 will be 99 percentile plus...So the space left after these people will be 1700-1143=557....Who will be dese 557 people???Are these figures correct at all since people say slot 4 is toughest but in poll 336 i.e. maxm have attempted 50+ in dis slot only????God knows wats goin to happen!!!!

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Saket Narayan @Catlaptowin 59

@nitinchan :bhai jst saw the poll n dat was my reaction....nothing serious...u can check urself!!!!all I wanted to say is people are giving vague figures n exact result will be known only on 20th tak chill yaar!!!!

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Can i apply for both the courses? will i be allowed to make a switch of branch after admission? When are the gd-pi of the institute scheduled?

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Akarsh Rao @akkuhits 16

If there is any extra seat remaining in the other branch you may be able to switch. Otherwise chances of shifting is very less.

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AIMCATS from 2009 to present 2014 and a link to few previous CL mocks

credits: Avish Jain

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Hey I'm unable to access this drive.Does anyone have access to it or can anyone provide the  visibility of their  drive?

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first asiean president of UNO is from which country

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Hi friends,

I have scored CMAT -60 percentile , X - 91.6% , XII - 90% , BE ( Mech) -76%  I am working as Assistant manager in JSW steel ltd, with 10 years of experience as Operations engineer, Since I have scored 60 percentile ( 106 marks) shall i apply for PGPM in Great lakes

please give ideas and suggestions,




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