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SP010392
sagar patil @SP010392
Posted 2d ago
I am a fresher (IT engineer) My acads are X:86.61, XII:81.1, Grad -59.8 What score do i need to get call from top IIMs?

I am a fresher (IT engineer)

My acads are X:86.61, XII:81.1, Grad -59.8 

What score do i need to get call from top IIMs?

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next_big_thing
ANKIT BARIK @next_big_thing 133

@SP010392 Assuming that u are a Gen candidate, honestly, ur only real chance is IIM-C at 99.63, that too u will need an outstanding WAT/PI to convert ur call. Also, IIM-A calls ANY engineer that scores 99.96 directly to PI, irrespective of their acads. Anything less than & u fall short of the desired composite score with ur profile. Other than that, no real chance in BLKI.

Ur best chance of a Top-10 MBA degree is XLRI, where acads don't play a major role. It will be prudent to shift ur focus to these great B-Schools coz old IIMs are a far reach (almost beyond it). Try to score high in CAT/XAT & aim for XLRI & MDI. Best of luck & go crazy in CAT  

Dante_ftw1
Saurabh Raina @Dante_ftw1 1.3 k

FMS i'm afraid to say won't call as they need 60 in Grad,

Your only realistic chance is XLRI @ 96+%le in XAT

IIM C : 99.61%le in CAT

IIM A : 99.97%le in CAT

IIM B : 100%le in either of 2 sections or overall

IIM K : 99.9+%le in CAT

IIM S : 98.8+%le in CAT

Rest of the IIMs not possible. I'm excluding baby IIMs as they don't have a great standing in rankings or placements.

Rest assured try for others like :

MDI : 98.5+%Le in CAT

IIFT : clear the cut-off


iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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krnsingh
@krnsingh
Posted 2d ago
I had worked for some time(9 month) in Mnc (had done computer engineering),had to leave it to join a small family business,will my experience in family business account to my total work experience. my acads are X:76, XII:79, Grad -75 if by any chance got good %ile in cat will my decision to leav...

I had worked for some time(9 month) in Mnc (had done computer engineering),had to leave it to join a small family business,will my experience in family business account to my total work experience.

my acads are X:76, XII:79, Grad -75 if by any chance got good %ile in cat will my decision to leave MNC back fire in interview and overall selection 

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iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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bombay_rains
Pratik Singh @bombay_rains 5
Posted 2d ago
My acads are something like this : X :86 , XII 74 , GRAD - 58 (Pune University).....Really screwed me.....Do I stand any realistic chance of converting any of the IIM's.....If not what should I do.

My acads are something like this : X :86 , XII 74 , GRAD - 58 (Pune University).....Really screwed me.....Do I stand any realistic chance of converting any of the IIM's.....If not what should I do.

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iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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bombay_rains
Pratik Singh @bombay_rains 5
Posted 2d ago
My acads are something like this : X :86 , XII 74 , GRAD - 58 (Pune University).....Really screwed me.....Do I stand any realistic chance of converting any of the IIM's.....If not what should I do.

My acads are something like this : X :86 , XII 74 , GRAD - 58 (Pune University).....Really screwed me.....Do I stand any realistic chance of converting any of the IIM's.....If not what should I do.

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iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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priancaa
@priancaa 1
Posted 3d ago
I am giving Cat 2014 (for the very first time). nervous as this is it, i have to get into a good college for 2015 batch. My acads are okay. 82.6, 75, 70 (X, XII, b.tech), work ex - 2yrs ( Data analyst for one of the giant search engine). what score should i target for? i don't know much about the...

I am giving Cat 2014 (for the very first time). nervous as this is it, i have to get into a good college for 2015 batch. My acads are okay. 82.6, 75, 70 (X, XII, b.tech), work ex - 2yrs ( Data analyst for one of the giant search engine). what score should i target for? i don't know much about the selection criteria but do i fit in for decent colleges? 

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iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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rulzdestiny
Arnab Goswami @rulzdestiny
Posted 3d ago
Does work ex. over 4 yrs compensate for the bad acads in top b schools like III B,C,K..SP.Jain


Does work ex. over 4 yrs compensate for the bad acads in top b schools like III B,C,K..SP.Jain

  • @rulzdestiny The weightage given to work-ex is too less t.... 2d.
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ordinary_guy
Addicted to Winning @ordinary_guy 1.0 k

@rulzdestiny The weightage given to work-ex is too less to compensate for the massive weightage given to acads. Also 4yrs is anyways not desirable by most top B-Schools since they are a headache during placements & are the most difficult to be placed in a job THEY seek (not one that is forced on them). Like in IIM-C, u get the max 8 marks for 3yrs of work-ex & after that it goes on decreasing. Also in stringent criterias like IIM-B, a deficit in any one field is usually enough to eliminate u. Like u may have the desired 90+ in X & XII but if ur engg score is say 75%, then most of the times, a GEM will end up getting eliminated. IIM-B selects the most outstanding profiles in India which is why it is giving IIM-A such a tough fight for no. 1. SPJIMR is another B-School that is very strict when it comes to profiles. So, for someone with bad acads, the current set of criterias unfortunately ruin his chances, even before the results are out. Sorry for being the one to bring u bad news  

iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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ansu0225
Ankit Gupta @ansu0225 196
Posted 3d ago
i knw its not the ryt thread to ask this ques...but can any1 compare the following collgs & wich to choose... GIM vs IIT-Roorkee...

i knw its not the ryt thread to ask this ques...but can any1 compare the following collgs & wich to choose...

GIM vs IIT-Roorkee...

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iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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nikitamehra84
NIKITA MEHRA @nikitamehra84 2
Posted 4d ago
hello! I have got 85% in 10th,92.5% in 12th but 61% in grad(economics honours, delhi university ) . I graduated this year .will it hinder my chances of getting into a good college? like even IMT, IMI, and nmims?


hello!

I have got 85% in 10th,92.5% in 12th but 61% in grad(economics honours, delhi university ) . I graduated this year

.will it hinder my chances of getting into a good college? like even IMT, IMI, and nmims?

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  • I'l hope for the best then.. 4d.
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Yambeye
Ajinkya Karnik @Yambeye 105

Your Profile is good enough for a convert if u do get calls... Perhaps if u score 99+ u def will get the coveted calls... Plus gender diversity and academic diversity will also aid u... goodluck with prep...

next_big_thing
ANKIT BARIK @next_big_thing 133

@nikitamehra84 Generally normalization of ur Econ score yields a great marks. Like in IIM-I, 68% in SXC fetched a call but 75% in engg. did not (with X & XII both 90). But urs is a bit too low (66+ would still be decent but a mere 60% makes it tricky). The biggest advantages in ur favour are ur Gender & Stream. I would advise u to make full use of it rather than settling for mediocre colleges like IMT-G, IMI. U are just a fresher with atleast 2 attempts left in u still (anything less than 2yrs of work-ex is ideal for indian MBA), so u should not settle for mediocrity this early in ur career. With ur profile, u will get,

IIM-C at 99.1

IIM-B - practically no chance.

IIM-A at 99.2

IIM-L at 99.2

IIM-K at 99. Normally 98 would do but owing to ur weak acads, u may need more than other women (women enjoy a MASSIVE advantage here, with a difference of almost 30 marks b/w Male & Female. This is ur best bet)

IIM-I - very bright chances at above 90 (2nd best bet)

So as u can see, u will get calls from almost all Top IIMs if u can clear the cut-offs. So there is no need to settle for mediocre colleges. The ball is completely in ur court. Work hard & prove to URSELF that u are worthy enough to amass a great score. If u can manage that, the WAT/PI stage will be pretty easy to sail through. Best of luck  


iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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hemante
Hemante Singhal @hemante 54
Posted 4d ago
Hello guys, My profile: 10th-84%,12th-76%,Grad-63%,Work Ex-3 years in march,2015. Can any one give me an idea about safe %ile for IITs,SP Jain and IIM kashipur and new ones. Thanks :smiley:

Hello guys,

My profile: 10th-84%,12th-76%,Grad-63%,Work Ex-3 years in march,2015.

Can any one give me an idea about safe %ile for IITs,SP Jain and IIM kashipur and new ones.

Thanks

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iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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topgun.741
topgun 741 @topgun.741 4
Posted 4d ago
Dear Puys, My profile: 10th :87%, 12th :70.1% , B.Tech 64% Work ex:20 months in IT and have decent extra-curriculars. My Questions to fellow puys are: a) CAT 2014 is 100 days away (considering I'll give the exam in the last slot) and Im totally determined like all others (late bloom...


Dear Puys,

My profile: 10th :87%, 12th :70.1% , B.Tech 64% Work ex:20 months in IT and have decent extra-curriculars.

My Questions to fellow puys are:

a) CAT 2014 is 100 days away (considering I'll give the exam in the last slot) and Im totally determined like all others (late bloomers)to score a good percentile this time. Please suggest a plan to achieve the same assuming I have to start from scratch.

b) Do I have a chance for any of the old IIMs(im lost in this whole ocean of info that is available)?

Please help _/\_



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Dante_ftw1
Saurabh Raina @Dante_ftw1 1.3 k

According to CAT'13 criteria 

for you this is the story : (These percentiles below are for getting the initial call)

IIM A : 99.97%le

IIM B : 100%le in either of the 2 sections or overall

IIM C : 99.84%le

IIM L : 99.87+% le

IIM K : 99.5+ %le

IIM S : 98.8% le

New IIMs : 97%le

IIM I : No chance

FMS : 99+%le for conversion (99.5+ safe)

XLRI : 96+% le including sectionals in XAT.


jay3421
Jay Palnitkar @jay3421 405

@Dante_ftw1  bhai .. 99.97 pe bhi application rating score would be very less for IIM A and at the same time IIM C se call aa sakta hai ? :O 

topgun.741
topgun 741 @topgun.741 4

@Dante_ftw1 @jay3421 Though its disheartening to know that its nearly impossible for a profile like me to get into old IIMs even before the exam, still there is some hope in other colleges. 

Dante_ftw1
Saurabh Raina @Dante_ftw1 1.3 k

Well i'm pointing out the hard facts of life..

I myself had 99,63%le in CAT'13 with litreally the same accads as yours, got calls only from IIM S and new IIMs .

IIM K didn't call as I had no formal work-ex.

iPraddy
Pradeep Vaishy @iPraddy 703

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M3HTA
Rohit Mehta @M3HTA 43
Posted 5d ago
Yesterday I read All i wanted to speak about CAT book again. It is always a motivation to read about such experiences and the persistence shown during tough times. I am all geared up again to prepare for CAT '14 in full form. :smiley: (y)

Yesterday I read All i wanted to speak about CAT book again. It is always a motivation to read about such experiences and the persistence shown during tough times. I am all geared up again to prepare for CAT '14 in full form. (y)

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angvil
shivika sharma @angvil
Posted 5d ago
I am in second year of my graduation n m pursiing bba i am confused at one point... should i start takin CAT coachings from now or from next year.. and as i am in a regular course so i have the burden of my graduation too.. please help and suggest

I am in second year of my graduation n m pursiing bba i am confused at one point... should i start takin CAT coachings from now or from next year.. and as i am in a regular course so i have the burden of my graduation too.. please help and suggest

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  • @angvil Try to maximise ur graduation score as much as po.... 5d.
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balajikarthick
balaji venkat @balajikarthick 180

just start casually and spend 1 hr per day going thro the basics and yes u can join a coaching..the earlier u start is the better...

jay3421
Jay Palnitkar @jay3421 405

@angvil Try to maximise ur graduation score as much as possible . CAT ke lie baad me bhi time mil jayega

deepsaklani
@deepsaklani 5

Some people plan to prepare for the CAT exam years ahead of taking it.

Part one in the preparation process is to sit down and with a focused and methodical approach, start with an honest analysis of yourself first. What are your strengths? Where are you good at? What are your areas of improvement? Where do you need more time to practice? This analysis can be done by taking up a CAT mock test. Take the test as though you were answering the real one. Take it seriously. And then, when you are done, see the patterns of your results. What key points come up? Are you weak in vocabulary? Do you take more time in reading comprehension? Are you able to complete the mock test by the required time? Do you blank out and get nervous?

Knowing where you stand is a great ground work to knowing how to prepare.

You begin with the knowledge that you have on your strong points and weak points. Chart out your performance assessment into four main quadrants:

1. Good Speed, Good Accuracy. Strategy: Lesser focus. You are already good.

2. Good Speed, Bad Accuracy. Strategy: Look at your practice answers. Where is the mistake happening? Is there a pattern? Assess and improve.

3. Bad Speed, Bad Accuracy. Put in the most focus into this section. Work by researching on easy tips and techniques to improve the speed and accuracy for these types of questions.

4. Bad Speed, Good Accuracy. Practice. Practice hard. Practice more. Practice will improve speed. Get easy strategies on improving and keeping the momentum that are available online and in group discussions. Once you have made your assessment, divide the work load into two steps.

 Step one. See your performance in the vocabulary section of the mock test. Are you good at knowing the meaning of difficult words? Is there a lot of room to improve? Then, if so, set a target. Let us say to memorize one thousand difficult words in three months. Divide it up into chunks and seriously master each chunk. Memorize with a fresh mind . You can use the difficult words assigned for the day in conversation or in your writings to help you practice.

 Step two. See your performance in the reading comprehension section of the mock test. Are you quick in picking up the context and meaning of what you are reading or do you need some time? Practice by doing a lot of reading. Read books, articles, blogs, websites, newspapers etc. of varying topics and length. This will improve your reading speed and comprehension

Once you have made your assessment, divide the work load into two steps.

Step one. See your performance in the vocabulary section of the mock test. Are you good at knowing the meaning of difficult words? Is there a lot of room to improve? Then, if so, set a target. Let us say to memorize one thousand difficult words in three months. Divide it up into chunks and seriously master each chunk. Memorize with a fresh mind. You can use the difficult words assigned for the day in conversation or in your writings to help you practice.

Step two. See your performance in the reading comprehension section of the mock test. Are you quick in picking up the context and meaning of what you are reading or do you need some time? Practice by doing a lot of reading. Read books, articles, blogs, websites, newspapers, etc. of varying topics and length. This will improve your reading speed and comprehension. You have good time with you so you have can focus on all the topics Improve your quant skills by first understanding the concepts from all the section under quant and then practicing questions.  To practice question online You can opt for good online courses offered by Gradestack, Handa ka funda, totalgadha etc. It will be a cheaper option and since you have lot of time you can prepare easily.


sarthak99
Sarthak 1234 @sarthak99 26
Posted 5d ago
Any idea about when IIMs will release shortlisting criteria for 2015-2017?

Any idea about when IIMs will release shortlisting criteria for 2015-2017?


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rulzdestiny
Arnab Goswami @rulzdestiny
Posted 5d ago
Hi Puys my acads r X-68%,XII-78, B.tech( Mech.)-8.14/10...work exp.of 3+ yrs in core group of Mech with a MNC...no backlog or year lag..do i hold a chance at IIM C/L/K/ B, SP Jain, FMS,XLRI....if scoring 98 percencentile in Cat & Xat..pls comment

Hi Puys

my acads r X-68%,XII-78, B.tech( Mech.)-8.14/10...work exp.of 3+ yrs in core group of Mech with a MNC...no backlog or year lag..do i hold a chance at IIM C/L/K/ B, SP Jain, FMS,XLRI....if scoring 98 percencentile in Cat & Xat..pls comment

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  • ohh..sorry,may be i wasnt aware of dat..ok,baki 15% kya k.... 5d.
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jdotania
jatin dotania @jdotania
Posted 5d ago
Can any one plz tel me the cut off of delhi school management for sc category

Can any one plz tel me the cut off of delhi school management for sc category