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[2015-2017] FORE School of Management Admission Help Desk

Hi All, Applications are now open for the 2-year full time programs, PGDM & PGDM-IB, at FORE School of Management,...

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@prateekm28 Hello. I'm WL no. 8 for PGDM IB. What are the chances? Also, I'm asked to check the updated status on 30th April and pay the 1st installment within 2 days on confirmation. So, I will get the confirmation on 30th itself or possible before that too? (If people withdraw). Cz in sudden case I'll have to be prepared with the amount. TIA

  • @rishav_ved Hope for the best in this case.Yes you will g.... 31s.
Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28 74

@rishav_ved Hope for the best in this case.Yes you will get a confirmation on 30th itself :) 

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  • @ArpitaSolanki speaking from experience, I have a senior .... 3m.
  • @ArpitaSolanki not intended as derogatory :). 3m.
Mihir Sangodkar @justmihir 296

@ArpitaSolanki speaking from experience, I have a senior with a finance interest now working with Amul wishing he had taken up his JBIMS call. 

Mihir Sangodkar @justmihir 296

@ArpitaSolanki not intended as derogatory :) 

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[Official] Quant Thread for 2015!!!

As we are done with CAT 2014 and those who feel that they need to start all over again, and they see IIM as a calling...

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Sorry for posting my query on this thread but I need as many pair of eyes on this as possible. I'm a 2014 jobless (got placed in two big mnc's but had to drop their job offers due to some reason) GEM pass out with average acads all throughout. Gave cat 14 and converted pgdm finance at lal bahadur shastri instt of management. Now I'm in a dicey situation here. I had my interview at HCL yesterday for a pkg of 2.75 lpa and the result is awaited. 25 April is the last date to submit the first installment for the fees at the college. My query is whether I should submit the fees or not?

  • @pulkit_malik try teaching in some coaching centre be it .... 5m.
  • @Huey And just for your info, I have done the same. Taugh.... 3m.
Engineering-the best 4 years of my life 
Huey :-) @Huey 1,835

@pulkit_malik try teaching in some coaching centre be it for bank or ssc or even cat. That way, you wont have to worry about sitting at home.

Huey :-) @Huey 1,835

@Huey And just for your info, I have done the same. Taught at some place for few months

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School of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Calicut - Admission Queries 2015-17

Hi Puys, Welcome to the official School Of Management Studies, NIT Calicut, Admissions 2015-17 thread. We request al...

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The PaGaLGuY UnderDogs Team 2014

Do you love taking up the challenge where you are considered as a person who cannot achieve the pinnacle easily but t...

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How have Dawgs performed? 

  • It's Joka too for @theutsavostu . (_No doubt t__he list w.... 22h.
  • FMS waitlisted at 82. Going by past trends, should be a c.... 6m.
siddhant mohanty @siddhantm 744

It's Joka too for @theutsavostu . (No doubt the list will continue.)

utsav bhattacharjee @theutsavostu 404

FMS waitlisted at 82. Going by past trends, should be a comfortable convert

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SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2014 & other Exams

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Lucknow ?

If Plan A doesn't work, don't worry, the alphabet has 25 more letters. 
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I know this is a silly question.

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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Well getting to write down on this thread is an honor. It is a privilege which one earns after loads of hard work and success.....on the hindsight this would b a very long post….emotional …philosophical…motivating…and wld try humor where ever possible…as every1 my fav post here is of @the_hate and @prem_ravi ..both JOKArs

First of all my profile

Xth – 85%

XIIth – 86%

Grads – 69% (DCE)

CFA L2 candidate…Fin enthusiast …trader at Futures First….

CAT 2011

So it all began in early 2010…I used to go to college with 2 of my frens in a pooled car…so v 3 wr having discussion abt MBA…pros cons etc etc…do v require it if yes which all cllg…one of my frens had all the info…so I checked all of it…CAT paper pencil to online version…infact in 2009 I did write an original CAT paper just to check my aptitude…it was CAT 2008…a 360 marks paper…I kno scoring decent enuf in QA DI…but VA was just below par…I think I scored a triple digit score but VA was single digit…so I knew then and there that VA is my nemesis…I had to work for it…so after consulting with my fren he told me to join CL early as we wr getting a handsome discount…so all three of us joined CL in May 2010…classes began in july…side by side I began doing norman lewis and reading hindu….i simply hated hindu initially…enjoyed doing norman lewis…so v 3 of us used to discuss vocab words in the car…so it began with a frisk pace…all wr enjoying it…suddenly v realized that only learning words will not get us anywhere…so v started buying novels…I kno I read all the novels from Paulo Coelho…as I found all of them inspirational…dan brown..sidney Sheldon…( blv me I never read anything except chetan bhagat..i hated reading novels )….so this is how I started reading…doing the books religiously…was going well…lets rollover quickly…

So in January 2011 the CL unproctored mocks went live…I thot of giving one…so in feb 2011 gave one…scored a decent 96%ile…but again the laggard being VA…I knew I had my work cut out…so kept working hard on VA…without real improvement…all this while I was a silent observer on PG…then the real CL proctored mocks started …I still remember the scores…

QA and DI 30 each…VA was 15…so total of 75…I had a OA of 95 but VA was only 70 odd…I suddenly realized RCs are a big problem…I got IMS VA material now and had their mock test series as well…started doing their RC book…slowly and slowly gaining confidence…the mocks on the other side wr not going great guns…but then their wr rumors CAT pattern is undergoing a change from being a 3 section test to being differently timed 2 section test…so QA combined with DI and VA combined with LR…I knew then and there that some part of my problem is solved…so I changed my strategy completely…now every coaching institute changed their mocks…but still there was a lot of confusion…leading to unhealthy speculation…I knew I had an advantage …I can maximize the score in section 1 and do my best in sectn 2 with the assurance of LR…now scores started going northwards…I started enjoying it…I still remember my final 2 CL mocks gave me 125 and 128…with VA being 99.7+…so I was confident 1 month b4 CAT …attempts wr pretty good as well…just 2 weeks prior to CAT v had a CL toppers workshop …wherein we underwent a rigorous 2 day schedule…and v practiced everything from QA to LR…so I was all set for CAT 2011…

Had booked oct 31 morning slot...morning meant i cldn't sleep the whole night...

QA DI – extremely easy attempted all…probably went thru the emotions…committed silly errors only to realize after the test…

VA LR – there had been news of VA being the most difficult…so I started with LR..did all 9…came on to VA…was difficult…but attempted all here as well..only to unmark 2 at the end…

So I was confident of doing well uptil the point the test had ended…when I came back home and was writing the exp on PG…all those questns started coming infront of me…I knew I had committed confirmed 4 silly errors…so the impetus was all on VA to sail me thru somehow…

All this while my placement season started in Aug 2011…till that had alrdy faced big interview …big civil MNCs..but was still focused on CAT…I did not sit in ZS process coz that wld have interfered with my CAT prep…and it had its process very near to my CAT day…slowly my frens started getting placed…I never doubted myself one single bit…I knew I had it in me to crack big cos…so aug till nov I did not crack any jobs…nomura was supposed to come in dec 2011..but it did not at the last moment…so all this while I had also given IIFT NMAT and XAT…IIFT was poor…NMAt was good but score had other ideas…XAT DM was totally out of park for me…so last and final hope was CAT results…

11th January 2012:- 12 am CAT results declared…started getting calls from frens abt my result…but my dad told me that he wld check my result in the I was at my frens place…playing FIFA..still getting calls abt my results till the wee hours….finally in the morning I got my result…was completely heartbroken…

QA – 96.88

VA – 94.88

OA – 97.51

Messaged my frens …shut my fone down and slept for 3-4 hrs in the morning…got up at 11…reached home..dissapointed…seeing ppl on PG getting calls…fellow batchmates scoring huge…was completely broken…now I knew I had to get placed…all the pressure was on it…JP Morgan came in Feb…only to b not shortlisted by it…that time I cursed my luck…coz ppl who had profiles worse than me got a call…so after 2-3 days I got normal…I realized that it was only the first attempt..i can make it large next time…so got down to enjoying final few months in cllg…enjoyed it to the core…but my worst nightmares came true…did not get a placement till the very last (few cos rejected me I rejected others) …till then I had been motivating my unplaced frens that u will get a placement..dont worry…so it was ironical for me…so I enjoyed till may 2012…got down to work in june 2012... completely focused on CAT 2012…this time I had enrolled for TF and TIME…

CAT 2012

This time I had a completely diff approach…I did not think much abt anything…just started working in a methodical manner…did not think what wld be the result..if I don't succeed etc etc…in the meanwhile UDT and DT 2012 wr being formed…I thot of being part of them…nominated myself for UDT 12…and few also nominated me for DT 12…got selected for UDT 12…had a call from @visionIIM-ACL …so there was another aspect now…new team players…started enjoying the process now…loving doing those mocks..discussing with fellow team mates…Omkarp raven_007 anupam fsog etc v guys had a gala tym discussing every small thing and our captain was the most bakchod of them in team conferences bakchodi was of prime importance...all this while mocks had been going on...initial ones wr good...lost steam in bw and finally picked up at the end...thou this tym i didnot give much importance to mocks...just used them to analyse...

So booked 2nd nov afternoon slot this avoid late nite hiccups...slept decent enuf...

heard that QA is very difficult...but i knew QA is my strong part so if it is difficult i can make do with it...

QA - started the test and was a very nervy one...had a lot of speed breakers...did 27...was happy with it..

VA - had a diff strategy this time...1LR 1RC 3-4 VA questns...this done in 3 did 26 in this..

overall pretty happy with the performance...was sure of sectn 1...and analysis said that i had atleast 25 correct in QA...cld have been 27 as this meant 2 months of agonising wait...

again gave iift and xat a call from iift..not really interested...XAT had a strategy in place...but this time managed to screw VA...

9th January 2013:- results wr declared at 3 am...again was at the same frens place..having scotch b4 the results...playing fifa yet started the process with half awake ...took me 2 hrs to get thru...finally it paid off




that feeling came in my head...that elation...i had done it...told calls from xyz ppl congratulating me...was an ecstatic afternoon...slept only for 3-4 hrs yet again...

now the process started of getting myself enrolled in GD PI classes...with new found vengeance...started enjoying reading hindu now...without which i used to feel hopeless...stupid...


But who knew that storm was coming...IIMC PI was my best bet...first got a result from up was FMS...bad luck had a weird extempore was the time for IIMC result...rejected..completely shaken heartbroken...done and dusted forever..ppl said u will convert L..but i knew L PI was just a mere formality of rejecting me...

so mid april 2013...didnot knew where to go...being a fin enthusiast IIMC was my dream...all this while i had to prepare for CFA L1 as well...somehow got out of the the motivation and inspiration back...started preparing for CAT 2013...

All this while i had been helping my uncle with his work in his company...

CAT 2013

joined IMS and TIME mocks...just gave mocks and analysed them...mocks wr again good..but this time VA was better than QA...outscored QA a lot of times...scored 99+ more consistently than had a well placed strategy...this time i was also nominated for DT and got selected..which meant more ppl to play with...all this meanwhile i got selected in Futures first...had a joining right after was good in a way..i cld crack my first PI in life...dis tym took a middle slot

25th oct afternoon slot

Again we heard that QA was nightmarish and even few days VA was also dint knew what to went in with a lot backing on it...kept calm initially...

QA- started the paper..knocked down 4-5 in 7-8 was pretty confident now...became a lil one 4 set venn diagram singlet...only for it to b a wrng questn..wasted 4-5 mins...that is where my train got derailed...from there everything went downhill...a lil panic set a 4set venn diagram DI questn...missed reading 1 value which meant i wasted another 5 mins...the last part of the paper was full of in th end managed 21 only..was disappointed to the core...

VA- took the baggage of QA to VA..started with LR...somehow solved it a lil confidence back...then did 1 RC only to go beyond me...VA not comprehensible...all the thots started flowing thru my head now...missed IIMC 99.85 wasted...what wld fellow DT ppl wld think and what half way thru i had hardly any attempts in VA..with all that stuff going on in my head..i knew i had screwed tried the patch up work..said to me that i wldn't attempt unnecessarily...wld only attempt where i am sure..did all 9 LR confidently...VA was as hellish as it cld get over the 3-4 yrs of prep i had done...probably nothing cld have saved me except luck here...but somehow managed decent attempts with decent confidence..did 22...

Hmm started analysing now...had 2 confirm wrng in QA...VA no idea..was again it was all on VA to save me...again IIFT and XAT...thou applied to non-IIMs as well..MDI SP...

Had planned well for XAT this XAT was good...

14th Jan 2014:- another defining day...had started trading by now...something i morning 9 am checked the results...and surprisingly was able to get thru the very first time..and it was a huge flop




so back to square dream washed away in a flash...but having a job which i loved meant it didnot affect me too much...realised in a couple of days that i cannot b a JOKAr...destiny is not in sync with IIMC...but fortunately XAT saved a XLRI or the very first time...had all 90+ sectionals this time...

i didnot prepare anything for GDPI..all the efforts i had put in last year gave fruits this year...

first up IIFT late ..stuck in a traffic jam...half way i turned back and came back this thing hit me real bad...i started crying like anything...all those things came back...IIMC PI ..rejection etc etc..missing CAT 2013..cried for like an hr...with my mother consoling me...thou this helped me in a way that all those emotions went away in those father told me to go to IIFT and ask them to please give a chance in the second slot...and the person got a chance...( to b honest i was not really interested..but as this time i had no GD PI practise IIFT was a precursor to XLRI )..essay was amazing...GD dominated...PI blasted...i knew then and there i was getting an IIFT convert...had never been so confident in a PI..( till that point i had failed a dozen job PIs...4 mba PIs )...

XLRI PI...had a gd here...which was a disaster..had all hopes on started the PI with a smile..was pretty decent..had hope..

dis tym i didnot attach any emotions with the results...whatever i will get i will accept it...

mid march got an IIFT convert..not really interested..looking forward to XL results...

7th April 2014:- was in the middle of a trading session...with the markets being super active...checked the result and to my amazement got a WL 17...and i knew i had done it..i cld finally crack a top MBA cllg in parents super ecstatic...told my fellow traders..and they said party party...but somehow after a week or so i realised that this is the end to a fitting journey...and i cld never be a JOKAr...with which i had so much hope...cried inside my head on missing that opportunity...but told myself that this is what god wants me to lets make it large..lets get those coveted IB roles i have been yearning for...preparing so hard for...


- Dont give a s h i t about anything...just enjoy the journey..u will sail thru...

- CAT is not for weak is an animal where in victory lies beyond ur imagination and u have to again and again face its wrath...

- Dont put everything on one xam...keep ur optns open..which i hardly did...

- Ur ultimate competitor is u..urself...if u can achieve ur own targets than no 1 can stop u...

- In the end follow ur dreams...try to better urself with whatever u have...i have a dream which i will achieve for sure...

i know what difference this MBA prep has brought in that first GD in 2010 wherein i cldnot speak a word to being dominating the GD takes a lot of effort and vocab was poorer than a 5th class kid...worked my a s s off ...i never had good communication skills ...worked on them during all these 3-4 yrs...improved a hell lot...i know what my level is now..bring the best of orators and i can challenge them..that is the kind of confidence i have now...had i got thru the first time i wldn't have ever improved so in 2014 i have a purpose in life...a purpose i will achieve for the humanity..i love helping others and will keep doing so for my fellow indians...

"What happens ..happens for the greater good"

PS : please forgive my grammar..which has been as bad as it can be..i am working on my writing skills..but in this modern technological world it will take an eternity to improve...

PPS : i will add few links later on which are my creations on PG...


1. Addressing QA concerns - (written by me)

2. Addressing VA concerns - (written by omkarp)

3. IIMC exp -

4. XLRI exp -

ppl who deserve a mention

@Omkarp @anupam001 @raven_007 @FSOG @sid2222000 @scrabbler @pratskool ...all others as well...tired now....



XLRI BM 2014-16

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  • Ur a Legend _/\\_. 9m.
Its more important to have extraordinary dreams than trying to become an extraordinary person.

1.9k CAT SPJIMR Mumbai

[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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SPJ(Finance) vs MDI? Is it a no brainer?

  • According to me, no brainer... Stay in SP. 15m.
  • SP :D. 12m.
Looking back, the dots will always connect  
@Thek4056 252

According to me, no brainer... Stay in SP

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Second Stage (GD/GE/PI/WAT) Shortlist Announcement for IIM-L (Released)

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what is the overall difference between L and ABC ? ......and how much far behind is L from ABC in terms of placements?( with respect to all streams)

  • @nuke_deal dont have any time for movie trailer of dil dh.... 13h.
  • The difference is same as the number of days... L is taki.... 12m.
cool 789 @cool789 70

@nuke_deal dont have any time for movie trailer of dil dhadakne do. He only watches that famous nepali singer

Shree Kant Das @das.shreekant 2

The difference is same as the number of days... L is taking to publish the results.....

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Official Verbal Thread CAT 2015

As we are done with CAT 2014 and those who feel that they need to start all over again, and they see IIM as a calling...

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Henry is a capable boy of doing anything.

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Fellas, give this a read and comment your views. I think I'm in the same place as the puy who wrote the post and I could really use every opinion to make this decision.

Choosing FMS over IIMC and other futu... - @mahself.aadi on 21 Apr '15 - PaGaLGuY
Choosing FMS over IIMC and other futu... - @mahself.aadi on 21 Apr '15 - PaGaLGuY
Choosing FMS over IIMC and other future IIM calls because: 1. I don't want to get bogged down from making future life decisions- such as of starting a business etc. or taking off - due to a heavy loan(a necessity in IIMs). I come from a middle class family and don't have a very solid financial background.

Posted by Aditya Verman @mahself.aadi on Pagalguy

  • for me personally NO. ! simple example is , no matter how.... 16m.
  • You are not the first one to make such a decision... I ha.... 15m.
srinivasa praveen dasari @chaingang8 266

for me personally NO. ! simple example is , no matter how many runs virat scores, sachin paaji will always be special. same wit JOKA. india's oldest IIM!

One More Tym @one_more_tym 13

You are not the first one to make such a decision... I have seen many seniors before as well to make a similar decision.... It all boils down to you.. What you expect from MBA and if it can be fulfilled from FMS, then go for it... Our doc even went to FMS even after scoring a full 100%tile and he never regretted that... It completely depends on you!

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Guys, is it logical to do a PGDM now and an Executive MBA 5-7 years later (hopefully, after paying off the loans and saving enough for it)? I mean, will an Executive MBA be redundant after a PGDM?

  • @totallycrazy.. You can do either of the course in that c.... 17m.
Karma is a bitch! :'( 
Anu Mittal @Anne1191 243

@totallycrazy.. You can do either of the course in that case and In my personal Opinion, Executive will suit you more as you don't have to quit the job in that case.. Your Career won't be hampered in that case!!

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Requests or Offers to Donate your Old CAT Study Material : Strictly no buying or selling

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I hv BYJU study materials ** .

Wanna right mindset people , who can properly utilise it .

Lemme know or ping me for further details .

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OBC waitlist - 79, any chances of getting cleared in first counselling. if not then in which month 2nd counselling will commence& sir till what no. does the waitlist gets confirmed (Obc) as per last year. Plz share if u could?  Thank u

  • will confirm and let you know. 1d.
  • ok.. should i attend the counselling. 20m.
Gaurav Sah @gauravsah 16

will confirm and let you know

seema rathore @seema1594

ok.. should i attend the counselling

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NC-OBC 93. Should I move on?

  • @rokesh18 which IIM ? A definitely NO. C very very low.. 22m.
siddharth sid @Sid129 20

@rokesh18  which IIM ? A definitely NO. C very very low. 

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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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Finally, I am about to live my dream at JOKA for next two years. To dream something is one thing but it's altogether a different thing when your dream do come true.

A big part of my convert goes to @Ravi534221 . If it wasn't for him and his confidence in me, I would have joined IIM Ranchi last year.

Also really indebted to @scrabbler  who made me and @superkk  believe that we can convert the holy trinity.

And also @next_big_thing for his inquisitive posts and his help in removing my dilemmas.

During the season I was also in awe of scores of @shashwatdgr8 @ferlonso @christianbale and their scores really helped me up my ante.

Also I made many friends during the season at pagalguy which ultimately helped me. @jay3421 , @a-jay, @Harveyspecter , @theutsavostu , @Sabya1590 , @bs729 @Aaty etc etc. It feels really good when your FB timeline is filled with guys having ABC converts.

I wish each and everyone a great future ahead. You all will ultimately rock.

Finally the struggle ends :) 

PS- Sorry if I forgot to mention some names. I am just writing off the top of my head under the influence of   

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  • Congrats!! :smiley: Your scores were no less than aweso.... 40m.
  • thanks@ferlonso ATB for WIMWI. 31m.
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Congrats!!  Your scores were no less than awesome too....fully deserved! Thanks a lot for the mention...very satisfying that I could be a part of your success story  

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is there any provision of extending the date  of submitting the  i am in mumbai  now and want to submit dd personally but as of now i am on a notice period with a company so will be only reacheable to patna by 1st of is it possible to do the same???? 

  • @Nir567 Sorry to say, but the date can't be extended. So .... 32m.
Akshay Kumar @akshcool 119

@Nir567 Sorry to say, but the date can't be extended. So you will have to send the DD by post and as far as visiting the campus is concerned, you can do that any time........

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IMI Delhi Call Getters Discussion 2014-16

Congratulations to all the candidates who have it to the WAT/PI process of IMI.. To all those who could not make it, ...