Nagarjuna College of Engineering, Bangalore, 22nd Nov, Slot 1
Attempts - 91 - 43 + 48(Not sure if ludicrous or work of genius) with accuracy of 60-70%.
Mocks score - Not given any
Experience - Laughable. After dreading the exam for some many days, the paper was contrary to the expectations. I had hardly practised for the exam but was still able to answer substantial no. of ques. accurately. The exam centre was distant yet the assigned staff were courteous. System was replaced instantly after the first one didn't connect to the network.
Surprise element - The simplicity. After the exam, I was lamenting that I hadn't practised at all for the exam since all the questions were solvable after undergoing few weeks of dedicated practice. Some topics were missing in QA while some unexpected types of quest. were present in VA.
Overall Analysis - Paper was easy but bit hard for me as I hadn't practised at all. I started with VA and LR. Some RC's had very close-by options. Also, 1-2 ques. had incorrect options for the odd man out sentence pertaining questions.( Did anyone else see them ?) QA I started bit late. QA was bit slower as quant. isn't my forte nowadays. Missed out on last 6-7 DI ques as ran out of time.
With the benefit of hindsight, this number seems too high and 65-70 would have been better I guess. For anyone who has given multitude of Mocks with Questions of superior calibre, this paper was a cakewalk.
Queries - Can I report those ques with incorrect options ? I wasted invaluable seconds in searching for "none of these" option in the screen. I don't exactly remember them though
Also people were wearing watches and some were allowed even till 9:29 while most of the candidates had reached before the specified time of 8:45. Allotting due respect to the distance, morning slot etc, If the rules aren't supposed to be enforced, why make them ?
For people asking for predictions
After looking at scores from all 4 slots, this is what my predictions* are for my slot (slot 2):
Slot 1 was slightly more difficult, so you can decrease all the above marks by 5 for this slot.
Slot 3 was the easiest, for which you can increase all the above marks by 5.
Slot 4 was the most difficult, for which you can decrease all the above marks by 10.
*These are just my predictions so please don't make any judgements/decisions based on these
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Main Post: 13 Nov 2014
I missed FMS deadline under the assumption that it would be same as that of last year. Last year it was at the end of November.
I called FMS admin office. They are saying that they are receiving more similar calls.
Anyone else here in my condition.
Action points for people who have missed FMS registration:
a) Send email to email@example.com as well as firstname.lastname@example.org
b) Call at 01127666388. (A lady will pick call. Request her to ask admin people to reopen registration)
c) Please go to FMS campus and request in person. They are nice and understanding people.
d) Out of station candidates who can not meet admin in person can send hard letters to FMS admin or dean at adress given below.(this point was suggested by@abhishekfly)
Prof.M.L.Singla Head & Dean OR The Administrative Officer
Faculty of Management Studies
University of Delhi
PS: I Worked with bureaucrats for 2.5 years and observed following level of impact for same content.
Personal meetings>> Hard letters>email=phone call
P.S.S: Please write really good emails and letters. Get them checked by someone before sending. There must not be any logical or grammatical error. Do not ask for pity. Convey your point in assertive and humble manner. In case no one is there to check your mail/letter, send it to me in word 2007 format only. Or there are lots of people here on pagalguy who will volunteer.
UPDATE 1: date 18 Nov 2014
Today I met Chief admin officer at FMS. Major points of discussion are given below.
1. They understand that time lines were bit earlier this year primarily due to early declaration of cat result (December instead of January).
2. They acknowledged how some of the students missed deadline due to wrong expectation of late dead line. However they followed proper bureaucratic procedure i.e. publishing notification and one month registration window. They are not at fault. There was no major IT error or last moment registration fail.
3. They can reopen registration if admin committee sees a strong case.
Now some positive news
4. They are getting emails and calls for reopening the registration window and it is not as usual as every year (Every year there are some students who mail them to reopen on some XYZ (read bullshit) reason. But this year they are getting request with similar reason.
5. HOWEVER OPENING REGISTRATION REQUIRES GOOD FINANCIAL INVESTMENT ON INSTITUTE'S BEHALF. SO NUMBER OF MAILS THEY ARE RECEIVING IS NOT AS HIGH AS IT SHOULD BE TO CONVINCE THE ADMIN COMMITTEE TO REOPEN REGISTRATION AS OF NOW.
NOW BEST NEWS
6. If there are enough requests before 24-25 November, They will reopen the registration window.
If we can flood their inbox with re-registration requests, there is very high probability of opening the registration window. I could sense that they wanted to reopen the window if there are lots of deserving candidates left out. But do whatever you can do before 24-25 November.
Send emails from multiple accounts to email@example.com as well as firstname.lastname@example.org Also call at 01127666388. (A lady will pick call. Request her to ask admin people to reopen registration)
Please go to FMS campus and request in person. They seemed nice and understanding people.
Update 2: 19 Nov 2014
At times I have self doubt about the change we can bring i.e can we really convince FMS administrators to reopen registration. I feel low when I get these thoughts. Then something creeps inside me, then I look back at history. Not very long ago, just one year back, abhishek Leel and his team felt unjust on cat raw score and entire normalization process. They filed RTI, moved to court and bingo, this year we are writing much better cat. Lesson is sincere efforts bring changes especially when majority feel so.
For those who do not understand how unjust earlier case was, let me give my own example. I got 99.xx percentile in 2012, got calls from FMS and 7 other IIMs. converted new IIMs but did not joined to have a second chance at A, B, C.
In 2013, my percentile was 42 with some 190 raw score thanks to prometric and their bullshit normalization where as some people got 55 percentile with zero attempts.
So lets make some effort
November 16 - Afternoon slot
We are having our final exams till 28th november. All posts will be replied to after that. Regret the inconvenience.
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?
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Seniors, what was the cutoff for MBA-IB/HRD last year for SC category?
While filling up the form
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kindly suggest me the necessary action to address my mistake...
Thanks in advance.
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Normalisation process explained. The scoring pattern will be the same as used for GATE.
From the CAT 2014 website.
NORMALIZATION OF SCORES OF CAT in 2014 CAT 2014 shall involve administering a different Form of the Test across each of the 4 different Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The Normalization process to be implemented shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms and the scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting. For purposes of reporting, Scaled Scores for each Section (Section I: Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Section II: Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning) and Total along with the Percentile shall be published. The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
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DT how is mauling CAT going on. Don't have mercy !!!!
Has CL gone all bonkers?? An AIR of 66 will also probably not fetch an 99.98 percentile in actual cat...and these people are predicting that kind of percentile just on the basis of their test takers!