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

Welcome to the Official thread for S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Admissions 2015-2017 for ...

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Do responsibilities shouldered in college such as club head, festival committee, etc count as personal responsibilities?

Or does it have to be relevant only to one's personal life outside college and office?

  • Also, under 'Certification' do we have to enter the title.... 3m.
  • 1\. Can count as professional 2\. Yes. 48s.

Also, under 'Certification' do we have to enter the title of every certificate?

Please give me some clarity on what I have to enter in the Certification box.

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CAT 2014 (Sunday, 16th November 2014 - Day 1) Exam Experience

*Please post your CAT 2014 experience in the following format :* CAT Center, Date and Slot: 1) How many attempts yo...

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Official verbal ability thread for CAT 2014

Amidst IIFT,NMAT and other exams preparation we have come so far and near to CAT 2014. Not so many Days (Literally) f...

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[CAT 2014] November 22, Forenoon Slot Discussions

Please use this thread to find fellow Puys at your center, last minute strategies before the real thing, and post CAT...

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Hi puys,

this is little late but I have lost all my hopes after looking at no of attempts of my friends. No one attempted less than 90 and they were not even serious about cat.

My pathetic performance as follows

QA - 47A   min 42-43 correct

VA  37A    min 31-32 correct

last mock attempted was time mock10 (not aimcat)scored as follow

QA 45A/41C  119

VA 33A/22C 55

guys pls help me. do i stand any chance or should i focus on campus placement instead.

  • dude...u r at pagalguy...thts why yaha sab zada hi attemp.... 30m.
  • More attempts doesn't mean more marks. Just as more (bigg.... 7m.
Shivi Sharma @shavy2005 33

dude...u r at pagalguy...thts why yaha sab zada hi attempt karte hai (pagal-guy)...chill maar...looking at data of few (say 50) u can't judge ki how was paper for other 2lac ..!! relax.n wait for results. n why not focus on campus plcmnt otherwise ? have an offer letter in hand..! keep options wd urself,instead of making yourself an opt for these things.

CJ @pavan_putra

More attempts doesn't mean more marks. Just as more (bigger) body doesn't mean more strength (Khali)

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Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

This is the Official CAT 2014 Quantitative preparation group. Solve questions & discuss answers/solutions shortcuts &...

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S is a point on the base AB of rt angled triangle ABC rt angled at b.prob that sc is less than 13

  • Probability that sc is less than 13 and its relation(grea.... 1h.
  • Bhai question hi nahi samjha.. 1h.
saviour @mk9920

Probability that sc is less than 13 and its relation(greater,smaller,equl,cbd) with 0.6

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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As i write this post, I have completed (I presume) a term at IIM Bangalore. Back at home, with Term 2 about to start, I felt I would pen down my thoughts in this sacred thread which motivated me and kept me going for 4 years. I still remember the AIWTSAC of Rohit Gupta and @the_hate I remember these distinctly because, whenever I was down, I had always looked upto these posts which kept me going


- Pretty long post

My profile

X - 92% (Tamil Nadu)

XII - 97% (Tamil Nadu)

B.Tech(IT) - 88% (2009 passed out - Private engineering college at Chennai)

Category - General

Any remarks - Just another General,Engineer, Male who had 53 months of IT experience when he cracked the CAT

CAT 2010

I was just 8 months experienced at the IT Industry. A faccha, who wrote CAT in October 2010. There was no real preparation and hardwork this time. Wrote CAT owing to "What are you going to do with your life" question. As expected secured 78%ile. Had calls from a few Tier 2 B-schools and was rejected by all of them in their GD-PI

CAT 2011

My nerves started to beat faster now. I became highly insecure of my position. Was not sure where life was taking me. I gave a deep thought and was convinced that MS wasn't my career choice. I wanted to pursue an MBA, and from an IIM. With the kind of preparation and mindset I was in at that point of time, this seemed to be a tough ask. I was out of touch with acads for over 2 years. My work needed me to be at office for nearly 12-13 hours. I initially wanted to take a test series alone and prepare in the remaining time which I got by myself. I went to CL, Tambaram on 7th May 2011. I should say this was the beginning of a change. I met Ajay Zener, an IIM A Alumnus. He was the most genuine and awesome person to talk to. He apprised me of CAT and the strategies to take CAT. I understood that my base wasn't strong and that classroom coaching would enable me to strengthen my base. I joined the CL full time classes and started attending them religiously. Every class was a unique experience. I interacted with serious mock maulers and some best brains. I could see that I was improving slowly and steadily in this process. I still remember, my initial scores were 24/180 in the mocks.. Slowly it improved to early 40s and touched 70s fetching a 90+ percentile. I started to follow a crazy schedule. I came back from office at 9 PM. I slogged for CAT upto morning 2 AM. Slept and again studied for CAT from 6.30 AM to 8 AM before leaving to office. I covered pretty much all concepts by August and gave nearly 15 mocks before giving actual CAT on October. My best score of the season was around 94 percentile. To admit, CAT 2011 was a pretty simple paper. In fact my first question was a simple area problem from co-ordinate geometry. I performed to the best of my ability. I scored a 202 in NMAT and screwed up IIFT/ XAT. I stayed hopeful of CAT . The results were out and dreams were crushed. An amateurish 80 percentile. My quant had gone good. But VA had hit an all time low of 61 percentile. I had no other calls. I had 2 years of experience in IT. I thought, I will try harder..I was decent in all concepts, but there wasn't an area wherein I was strong. So i decided to work harder again.

CAT 2012

This was the year wherein I decided to put in all my energy and effort once more. The mistakes of 2011 made me realize several key lessons. I started to slog much early, as early as February. I completed all basic books of CL once more and started with the mocks from April. This time, I touched the 98 percentiles quite a few times. With experience, My work slightly relaxed at office and I started to stay full time at CL Tambaram. I used to be back from office by 8 PM. stayed at the center and studied till 3AM. Got back at 7 AM and practiced problems till 9.45 AM and left straight to office. I realized that everyday, I should do a bit of QA, VA and LR-DI. As days passed, I was frequented by the question "More than 2 years in IT ? Not leaving abroad ?" , "CAT is all about luck..dont waste your life dreaming about it..Try GRE". I quietly set aside all these. As August approached, I became very sharp at all concepts. I was helping several of my friends with quants and I was determined to crack CAT this time. I was able to articulate the concepts very well. If you are not able to explain a concept in simple terms, you haven't got it enough. I checked myself to ensure I had learnt everything the right way. I solved more mocks and sectional tests. Early October, NMAT came and I secured a 215. This slightly boosted my spirits. CAT went like a breeze. I thought, I had done well. A well-connected study group or in other words a friends group was formed at CL tambaram. I also got to know many nice people from PG. Can never the bunch of amazing people who shared loads of their knowledge to the threads. It was January and I was extremely eager to view my CAT results. As I checked mine, my heart stopped..80 percentile again with balanced sectionals though I thought whether this was some jinx associated with me ! I felt very quiet. I moved on to NMAT, gave the CD-PI and converted NMIMS. Now I took the big decision of my life. I am not joining NMIMS, Mumbai. NM had declared it's average package as 14.5 L. I already had 42 months of workex in IT. Many felt I was getting old (goddamn !! ) Everyone around me thought, I should join a B-school without fail. I went upto Ajay sir and conveyed him my desire of not joining NM.  Ajay supported me and asked me to try once more. He was the only person who believed in my dreams and asked me to try once more. Some guys asked me to join NM quoting the placements, some asked me to try an Onsite opportunity from office quoting the returns. I guess I did the best thing under these perils. I shut myself for sometime and proceed with my dreams

CAT 2013

I started everything again. Even more harder effort this time. Sleep took a backseat and I got engrossed in solving QA and VA.I completely forgot about the end result. I thought, I am going to give one best shot. I also concentrated on my work to improve my profile. As March came, I took up the basic books of TIME/ CL and some other sources and finished them. I had also solved all papers of CAT. I  found methods for DI and LR and sharpened them. I started concentrating exclusively for CAT. For RCs, I developed a skill of skimming passages to identify if i can/cannot solve them.The last three months became an obsession towards CAT..I was able to recognize/solve almost every Quant problem I was in the All india ranks of CL and TIME many times. My mock scores reached a 140+ with >100 scores many times. I also cracked a 99+ score 7 times at the mocks.This time, I filled every form which I could. I wrote NMAT first and then wrote CAT on the first week slot. To our dismay, CAT 2013 turned to be a tricky paper with lesser attempts. My Quant section did not have arithmetic. But I solved all DI and attempted nearly 18 questions. The Quant paper was indeed challenging. Moving to VA, the LR sets turned out to be tricky. Having solved 10 Lr questions, I saw the clock and my heart froze..45 mins were gone and just 25 minutes were remaining. I checked the RCS...Of the three 2 were philosophical, I left them. 1 was simple and straightforward. I cracked all 3 questions. Since I was good in Vocab and EU, solve every other question within 20 mins. As the exam ended I had attempted 37 questions.. I thought it was over and I had to take either an NMIMS or some other college

NMAT results were out and I had scored a 218. Felt relaxed (Atleast I can join one college now). The other exams went well and the big day of CAT results did arrive.I was scared and in no mood to check it..Finally I did and it was a jinxed 97.9 percentile (93.9 in QA + 98.9 in VA. QA had done me in, but the damage wasn't so bad). General cut off for IIM Shillong was instantly announced and it was a 98 overall.. IIMS was out, so was IIMK.

I had calls from NITIE, MDI, SCMHRD, IIM-Indore, NMIMS, New IIMs IMT, XIMB and SPJIMR

3 days later, I checked the site of IIM B. To my surprise I had a call from IIMB. Now when you are close to your dream, you feel energized somehow. Now I knew that to overcome a 2 percentile shortage at CAT, I had to give a real good GD-PI. I started studying everything..Current affairs, Credit Crisis, Eurozone crisis, Obamacare, US Healthcare (Since I was working in Healthcare-IT), Basics of economics, Banking, Acads. I felt the 30 days of GD-PI would transformed me greatly. I developed a perspective towards everything. I conveyed my call to my Manager and he provided me some leeway to prepare. Finally the day did arrive March 03,2014. I went to IIM B campus. The WAT went very well and so was the Interview.

As I received the following mail from IIM B, I cried out my heard ,

Congratulations! Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is pleased to offer you admission to the Post Graduate Programme in Management (2014-2016).

After many years, after so many rejects, I felt peaceful. 

A few of my thoughts

1. Never let anyone decide your future. We are adults. We should think and take our own decisions.

2. Believe your intuition. It is always right.

3. Great things take time to happen. Persevere and wait for your turn.

4. You can never change the result. You can only make your chances bright. So slog and do whatever you can

5. The World around us is seldom clear in their thoughts. So better turn a deaf ear to unproductive comments.

6. Surround yourself with people better than you and who bring about positive energy. Lucky for me I had an awesome mentor, Ajay Zener at CL,Tambaram and a bunch of awesome buddies

7. Finally never give up, Tough times do not last long, Tough people do.

BTW I converted all my calls this year except SPJIMR.

Good luck puys ! Never thought would write a post here

Natarajan Ramachandran,

PGP 2014-16 Batch

IIM Bangalore

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  • @nramachandran can you share the link to the posts of th.... 2d.
  • hi anna.. Am from Cl tbm too. U are truly an inspiration .... 18m.
PGP 2014-16, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Anita Chopra @anitachopra.pqr 5

can you share the link to the posts of the hate and rohit gupta. If you found any other post particularly motivating , kindly also share the link to it . I tried to google these posts but was not able to find out. If anyone else can share these links that also would be fine

Janardhan Sekar @jana28 2

hi anna.. Am from Cl tbm too. U are truly an inspiration __/\__

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General Knowledge

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hey guys

i had the 22nd november forenoon slot. my attempts were

qa/di - 40 (more than 95% accuracy)

va/lr - 37 (around 80% accuracy)

can i expect IIM-A? *keeping fingers crossed

  • relax kar bhai..!! nobody over here is from IIM team..!! .... 35m.
Shivi Sharma @shavy2005 33

relax kar bhai..!! nobody over here is from IIM team..!! tu pakode kha aur IIM walo ko kaam karne de...instead of hum kaam kare aur wo pakode khae .. 

PS - wese tere n mere attempts are ditto same...except I just attempted 1 less in VA (same slot) :p..karan-arjun ho gaya

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[2015-17] K J Somaiya aka SIMSR, Mumbai Admission related queries

*Online Application* - *Qualifying Exam -** *CAT 201...

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Is there any Gujarati quota in PGDM course through CMAT/XAT/CAT scores.. Because i heard about Gujarati quota through MH CET.. ? If there is any gujarati quota then is it for only Maharashtrian candidate or even for OMS in both MHCET n CAT/CMAT scores? 

  • Gujarati quota for OMS student too ? N if yes, how much ?. 2h.
  • @samar81092 PGDM doesn't have any quota based reservation.... 50m.
Samar Chotaliya @samar81092

Gujarati quota for OMS student too ?  N if yes, how much ?

Venkat Akella @venkat89 2,870

@samar81092 PGDM doesn't have any quota based reservations. It's purely based on merit.

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Hi All,

Please help me out to evaluate my profile for PGPM course.

X-82.7 - ICSE

XII- 58 - HSC


Work Ex- 29 Months on 31st Mar, 2015 in Finance and consulting industry

GMAT -  Gonna take in jan

CAT 2014 given(Expected around 85-90)


Which cycle of PGPM i should apply? If i wait for cat scores my cmat scores wont be usable in next cycle. What are my chances for Getting a call and probability for getting call in each cycle?

Please help me out as soon as possible as deadlines are approaching.

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Seems there are very few taker for NMP this year. That's why there are continuously different advertisement  in different forum by MDI. Am i right?

  • Getting MDI's degree will be worthwhile anyhow, not today.... 5h.
  • Few of my friends got selected last year and they did not.... 1h.
@ForGMATonly 1

Getting MDI's degree will be worthwhile anyhow, not today but latter on date. and yes , it may case to case , person to person whether he should leave his/er job. So count your chicken before they hatched.

Ankit Kumar @ankit532 16

Few of my friends got selected last year and they did not join.... They said that placment is not good.  Any idea of placement this year guys?

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[OFFICIAL] IMS SIMCAT scores and Discussion for the entire 2014-15 season !!!

Dear Puys & Pirls, Use this thread for scores and discussion for all the IMS SIMCATs!! It will serve as a repository ...

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Puys did u check IMS percentile predictor? Any views?

  • @sai_90 it depends quite a bit on the slot.....this predi.... 23h.
  • it is a HT campus predictor which is powered by IMS. 1h.
Keep Calm @subirkumardas 315

@sai_90 it depends quite a bit on the slot.....this predictor does not take into account the slot slot case you are from 1st or 4th slot then you those slots ware tougher.

@pratikpagalguy 3

it is a HT campus predictor which is powered by IMS

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CLCPP 2013: Share your CL CAT Percentile Predictor Score

Hi, CL has launched the CAT Percentile Predictor App on SIS. It predicts your CAT 2013 percentile on the basis of CL,...

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LINK please for the predictor

if you lose out all the negativity and stay positive ,deres always a silver lining...:):)  IIFT REJECTED :(.
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Congratulations to all the selected students Batch 2013-2015.

1. Sahil Sapra (PGDM General) - Govind Milk

2. Upasana Arora (PGDM IB)- Govind Milk

3. Surabhi Sahni (PGDM General)- Emkor Solutions Limited

4. Ravi Yadav (PGDM General)- Emkor Solutions Limited

5.  Japneet Singh Sethi (PGDM IB)- Emkor Solutions Limited

6. Arun Singh (PGDM General)- Emkor Solutions Limited

7. Parul Rana (PGDM General)- Emkor Solutions Limited

8. Raunak Saumani  (PGDM General)- F1F9

9. Akansha Gupta  (PGDM General)- F1F9

10.  Shubham Singh  (PGDM General)- Colgate Palmolive

11. Abhijeet Sarda  (PGDM General)- Colgate Palmolive

12. Isha Tiwari  (PGDM General)-

13. Ankita Jayswal  (PGDM General)

14. Sanchita Shukla  (PGDM General)

15. Divya Manchanda  (PGDM General)- Sapient

Post queries on JIMS Rohini Sector 5's Admission Thread

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OBC Discussion thread for IIM's and other mba colleges..

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Can anyone tell me the last cut off percentile who joined IIMs last year in NC OBC.... Plz tell about both new n old IIMs.

  • 97+ for a b c and 90 for new iims i guess. 1h.

208 CAT FMS, New Delhi

[2015-17] Official FMS Discussions Page

Kindly discuss your queries about FMS Admissions process on this thread

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Puys, please sign this petition even if you have registered. Thanks in advance

Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University: Reopen the admission portal for MBA Full Time.
Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University: Reopen the admission portal for MBA Full Time.
Due to inconsistency in the duration of opening for application in comparison to past, lots of capable students have lost the opportunity to be a part of your prestigious program. Kindly relook and give us a chance.


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  • @kain.rashmi please sign the petition. 4h.
  • Isko bhi petition ??? :O. Lol :stuck out tongue:. 3h.
I give as good as I get.

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The PaGaLGuY Dream Team 2014

*THE PaGaLGUY Dream Team !!!!!*Most of us joined this place with *one dream*, the dream that we live every moment. We...

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Reiterating my previous post [After hearing the reviews]

Expected cut-off of 99.5+%le : 170 appx

Expected cut-off of 99.7+%le : 180+ appx

Expected cut-off of 99.9+%le : 210+


I feel this year CAT will be easier than the last couple of years, so here is the deal,

Last year a score of around 100/180 yielded 99.63%le nearly (my case)

This year the level will drop in terms of difficulty, but the time crunch has increased this year. So the net difficulty including the time factor will make it nearly as tough as CAT'13.

All in all expect a score of around 160~/300 to yield in excess of 99.5+%le this year.

*How to achieve 160+ (around 99.6+%le) ?

Simple..Scoring 100+ in one of the sections (which ever is your strength) and 60+ in the other (will be sufficient to clear the sectional cut-offs of any B-School in either section)

That can be achieved by :

1) If Quant is your strength :

QA/DI attempts : 37-38+ with max 3 wrong

VA/LR attempts : 28-29+ with around 6-7 wrong

2) If Verbal is your strength :

QA/DI attempts : 27-28+ with max 4-5 wrong

VA/LR attempts : 40-41 with around 6-7 wrong 

For 99.9+%le I feel around 180+ will be sufficient

Around 70 attempts with 7 wrong

ATB to all of you "

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  • @UTTAM_NARAYAN ... U r welcome dude :smiley:. 22h.
  • @Dante_ftw1 do u have that link of IIM Indore normalizati.... 21h.
QA/DI : 99.97%le (CAT'13)
Vaibhav Gupta @pheonix2013 791

@Dante_ftw1 do u have that link of IIM Indore normalization methodology. Also can that methodology b used in cat 14?

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

LET US ADD MORE PEOPLE TO IT. Let's start discussing questions on MHCET -Verbal Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Quant, P...

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Can any one suggest how to start the preparation, which material, whose mocks etc, I am (OMS) completely naive for this (MH-CET) paper, would be grateful if anyone could reply asap.

  • Yep..Didn't get my dream college last time.. So will try .... 5h.
  • Same here..:(.. best of luck to all of us..:-p. 5h.
liverpool fan @liverpoolfan 187

Yep..Didn't get my dream college last time.. So will try again. 

shetty @onkar0602 1

Same here..:(.. best of luck to all of us..:-p

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CAT preperation download materials

HI Everyone :: As is evident from the title of the thread, Downloadable material pertaining to the different sections...