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[Official] 2015-16 Great Lakes Chennai PGPM Admission queries

Admissions (Second cycle) open for the prestigious PGPM program at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. Ther...

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[Official] 2015-16 Great Lakes Gurgaon PGPM Admission queries

Great Lakes Gurgaon PGPM 2015-16 Admissions are open and application ends on 24th January, 2015. Please post any ques...

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I filled up my registration form for pgdm course, chennai campus. But still do not get id/password. I gave a mail and admission office send me that ' you will get shortly'. what should I do?

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  • call them and tell. Don't hung up till they give U the id.... 23h.
  • Any update?. 4m.
shashidhar16
shashi reddy @shashidhar16 3

call them and tell. Don't hung up till they give U the id/password. First thing first check ur spam folder and other folders.

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I saw only one interview experience.....am i following some wrong link or people are not sharing? Or hardly anybdy is done with them?

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  • a few experiences are in the fb group..check there... 7m.
Joy29
@Joy29 10

a few experiences are in the fb group..check there..

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IMS CET[2015] Test Series - Scores and Discussion.

Test schedule: SimCET 1 12th December 2014 SimCET 2 19th December 2014 SimCET 3 9th January 2015 SimCET 4 23rd...

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How is IMS CET-1 (UNPROCTORED) in terms of difficulty level ?.I just got 90 percentile for score of 122.

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  • yes... 15m.
  • Dont't consider these percentiles..!! Very few people giv.... 15m.
tejas.goswami
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Dont't consider these percentiles..!! Very few people give these tests as compared to cet.. concentrate on scores !!

746 CAT UBS Chandigarh

[2014-2016] University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh Admissions

The CAT 2013 has started and so has the admission process for various B-Schools. University Business School (UBS), Pa...

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@Shukrant plz give an honest suggestion abt my chances f getting admission in 1st counselling
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  • @Shukrant suppose if I get HR in first counseling then is.... 04 Jun '14.
  • Hi .. In UBS we have GD/PI and then counselling then only.... 17m.
kunalsingla91
Kunal Singla @kunalsingla91 47
@Shukrant suppose if I get HR in first counseling then is there a chance that I can get IB or General in second counseling ??
siya2
@siya2 7

Hi .. In UBS we have GD/PI and then counselling then only final admission is given?

1.5k 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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So march is here!! Where are the results?!!

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  • Thanks a lot @pranav2592 ...much appreciated!!!. 18m.
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IIM Calcutta experience (The one I had been most eager about)

Profile: Decent 10th, Okay 12th, terrible grad. CAT score pulled me through to this stage.

2nd March '15, Monarch Luxur, Bangalore. 12.30 PM. Panel 5.

I reached the place at 12.25 and saw some people lollygagging outside the waiting hall. I saw some people sitting inside as well. Walked in and waited.

Document verification began, but then I realised I needed a photocopy which I had not taken. Kicking myself mentally, I rushed out and ran around the area. I got a copy and came back much after my name had been called. My turn came again and I went up for the DV. Really friendly guy, offered me a toffee (which I declined because I wanted to look like a good boy  ) and went through docs in a trice. WAT rolled by soon enough. 200 word essay in 20 minutes (DA candidates were given 10 minutes extra)

Topic: Parents these days enroll their children in many extra-curriculat activities like language classes, music, horse-riding, sports and so on. Is this bad for the children? Discuss.

Easy topic for me, I sailed through in fifteen minutes and waited for everyone to finish. Then it was time for the interview. I was fourth in sequence, but the person in slot 1 had not turned up. So I was third.

The two people before me were asked calculus questions. Joka has a notoriety for asking calculus and math-related questions in interviews. Basic math I can handle, calculus I can't.

When my turn came, I was on tenterhooks, hoping for no calculus questions. The interviewers were surprisingly friendly. There was one young guy (Y) and two middle-aged men (M1 and M2). Interview lasted some ten minutes I think (forgot to time it )

Y was silent almost all the time.

M1: So, Krishna. Wait, you can hear me clearly right?

Me: *grinning innocently* Yes sir. I can hear most spoken voices, at least in these conditions. With a hearing aid my hearing is almost normal.

M1: Then what kind of sounds can't you hear?

Me: Mostly higher frequencies. Like mobile ringtones, especially if the mobile is in some other room, or in my pocket when I'm in traffic.

M1: What about music?

Me: *rubbing hands inwardly* Subtleties at higher pitches, I can't hear. Percussion-intensive music, however, I can appreciate. That's why I began learning percussion (sneaky yet obvious reference)

M1: I see. So. Krishna, Krishna. (I hate it when people do that) Who is Krishna? *smiled*

Me: *chuckled and gave some tidbits about my namesake god.* The story is so long that I don't even know where to begin. And of course you have this little side story, the Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita...

M1: Ah, you've read the Gita?

Me: Not in its original form. However Amar Chitra Katha version I read as a kid.

M1: So you haven't read the original?

Me: Nope

M1: What interests you?

Me: Music, mainly. Also writing; I've written a lot. I used to read a lot earlier but of late the habit has slowed down greatly

M1: Which book did you read last?

Me: Accidental India by Shankkar Aiyar. About how bad policymaking has caused us to miss many opportunities.

M1: Describe a few

Me: *mental fistpump* Nehru socialism blabla, government wanted full control blabla, then Amul vs Govt unions blablabla, how Amul succeeded blablabla (essentially rattled off examples from the book)

M2: Do you follow budget?

Me: Never used to understand it earlier, but this time I made an effort. Can't give you a lecture about it but I can tell you what I feel about it.

M2: Sure, tell us what you think. (At this stage I noticed M1 scribbling something on the notepad)

Me: I feel it isn't too nice to the middle-class earner. More service tax, not offset by other benefits.

M2: Service tax went up by?

Me: (had forgotten original value) It's now 14%. I don't remember old value but I think it was 13.xx.

M2: Not that high. It was 12.6%.

Me: Guess so. I had never bothered to observe, sorry (sheepish grin)

M2: Name three cases where service tax is paid

Me: Mobile bill, travel fare and restaurant charges

M2: Give me an estimate. How much would a middle class earner spend on these three?

Me: (worked out the numbers with his help. After some back and forth we settled on 20k per month for these expenses, upper estimate for family of four)

M2: See, now the service tax went up by 1.5% means new expenditure is just up by 300 rupees. Consider the lowered tax rate and al the rebates everywhere. It isn't hitting them hard no?

Me: (mentally going OHCRAPYOUIDIOT) Agreed sir. I was only telling you what I had read everywhere, since I don't understand this well.

M2: Yeah, those are opinions. Don't get carried away with them. So any two other things you feel are good about budget?

Me: There was some talk about making black money harder to hoard. And some stuff about GST which is a good thing (and here I faltered) because my uncle in the finance sector was saying so (that is the truth, but I have no idea about GST beyond this. Luckily, M2 left me there)

M1: (handed me the aforesaid notepad) Have a look at this problem

30 kph ->                                    

|-----------------------------------------------------|

A                     30 km                               B

Every five minutes, a car leaves from A towards B and from B towards A at the specified speed. You are in one of the cars moving from A to B. How many cars will you pass on the way to B?

Me: (Was flummoxed at first. Slowly worked out aloud, arrived at 6 cars. Explained my reasoning)

M1: And if I replace 60 with 120?

Me: Number of cars will be halved. (Explained why I felt so)

M1 seemed satisfied. Him and M2 looked at Y.

Y: So you play mridangam?

Me: Yep (I can talk about classical music all day I tell you)

Y: You follow both Carnatic and Hindustani I presume. What's the difference between tabla and mridangam?

Me: (explained physical aspect, tonal differences)

Y: How about from the music perspective?

Me: Explained

Y: And what about these other percussion instruments? Ghatam, khanjira and all?

Me: Told

Y: Okay, fair enough.

All three: We're done. Nice talking to you.

Me: Likewise sir.

*dances on the way down*

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  • @d-ThAnK-U-MaGiC Ah, nice one. Water, bong... I see what .... 1h.
  • :expressionless: :grin: :neutral_face: :mg: :grim.... 21m.
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PhD (Pass with High Difficulty) @kittuboy 2,667

@d-ThAnK-U-MaGiC Ah, nice one. Water, bong... I see what you did there, you smart devil, you....

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453 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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Anyone who converted FMS last year, when does the final list come out? And when does the new session start?

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  • This year it wont be so late i guess... 28m.
  • Yes for sure :smiley:. 21m.

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[Official] 2015-17 Delhi School of Economics, MBA IB/HRD Admission queries

**Greetings from student Media cell of MBA IB/HRD of Delhi school of Economics** This is to provide assistance to all...

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Hey guys,

As told by the office, they will be dispatching your GD/PI call letters by speed post in a week's time and will also be emailing you the same. If still, you have any doubt regarding this please call Mr. Kamal Kant (+91-9312111960) during the office hours.

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  • does it contain any GDPI form as well or do we need to do.... 2h.
  • Hi Ashish, I have neither received the speed post nor th.... 23m.
RuchiSingh73
@RuchiSingh73 29

does it contain any GDPI form as well or do we need to download it from somewhere else ?? Please reply..

tushar_shroff
tushar shroff @tushar_shroff 6

Hi Ashish,

I have neither received the speed post nor the email. Should I call Mr.Kamal Kant ?

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PhD/FPM 2015

For the upcoming Phd/FPM admission season of 2015. It is expected to provide a platform for discussions pertaining to...

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When are the results of IIM A,B,C,L,I,K expected? Or any IIM results out already? From last year's thread I gather some results were out by this date. Seniors help!

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We've updated the courses page, thanks to the feedback given by you Puys  .

Keep it coming! Do take more courses, tell your friends and tell us what you think. 

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1.3k CAT IIM Shillong

OBC Discussion thread for IIMs and other mba colleges..

*Hi Puys!!**This thread is designed to Help/ Assist "Other Backward Category" Students appearing for CAT 2013 and oth...

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When should we expect the final result of IIM-A/B/C to come out?

what about L/K/I?

P.S.: IIM bangalore says the result would be published on 20 March

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  • K interview goes on till April Second week I guess. So it.... 5h.
  • @shashi1192 How did you get the Bangalore date as 20March?. 36m.
no_use
a b @no_use 103

K interview goes on till April Second week I guess. So it wont will be out by April last or May first week. But Old IIMs will give their results b4 new IIMs.

avaibhav39
vaibhav ahlawat @avaibhav39 19

@shashi1192 How did you get the Bangalore date as 20March?

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How many people got selected for EPGP- EM 2015 ???

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  • This year I was not able to appear for the exam, but i am.... 39m.
Rtelang
Rohan Telang @Rtelang

This year I was not able to appear for the exam, but i am planning to appear for it for the next batch. Please guide me how to prepare for the written exam. Does any body have the sample papers? 

485 CAT DoMS IITD New Delhi

[2015-2017] Department Of Management Studies, IIT Delhi Admission Queries

Greetings from the Department Of Management Studies IIT-Delhi. "The tradition of imparting management education at I...

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Could someone please answer the following queries?

1. Is producing original gdpi letter a mandate? I have received the letter at my hometown address in kolkata and I live in pune. So will the filled in template suffice?

2. CAT original admit card: Is this the one we took to the exam? I believe it was not returned to us. Kindly clarify.

  • 1\. I guess it should do. (But please confirm it with the.... 43m.
  • Yes the original CAT admit card was not returned to us.. .... 41m.
Joie.De.Vivre
HR @Joie.De.Vivre 46

1. I guess it should do. (But please confirm it with the Admin team; drop them a mail) 2. Just take a print out of your admit card; that will do. Not sure why they mention 'original'. They do it for almost every college.

dasamit338722
Amit Das @dasamit338722 24

Yes the original CAT admit card was not returned to us.. Please clarify @Aditya25 

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Ladies and gentlemen! Pleej pay attention! Anybody who has taken TestFunda mocks ? What do you think about the LOD ? Kindly post your scores too. Thanks!

Calls : NMIMS B'lore/Hyd. , SIBM B'lore/Hyd. , IMT Ngp/Hyd/Dubai , KJ Somaiya ; Converted : SIBM Hyd. 
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12th March GA/PI IRMA - Anyone from Hyderabad???

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  • Cool.. I will be starting on 11th March via Flight to mum.... 48m.
  • Let'z meet at the Campus :smiley:. 48m.
nrkn30
Ravikanth Nenavath @nrkn30 15

Cool.. I will be starting on 11th March via Flight to mumbai and then catch a BUS from there to Anand....

nrkn30
Ravikanth Nenavath @nrkn30 15

Let'z meet at the Campus

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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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If the cost of 8 erasers and 5 sharpeners is Rs. 31/-, what will be the cost of 24 erasers and 10 sharpeners?

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  • since number of erasers are even, so whatever the price o.... 1h.
  • Some additional infoinfo(price is integer) is required to.... 50m.
LastOldtimer
Arpan Ahuja @LastOldtimer

since number of erasers are even, so whatever the price of eraser is total would be always even. But since 31 is odd so we need the total price of sharpeners to be odd. rs 1/sharpener doesn't fit if we assume that both individual prices are integers. THus the value of sharpener should be 3 and that of eraser then comes out to be 2. thus 78.

atshy21saraf
Atishay Saraf @atshy21saraf 2,349

Some additional infoinfo(price is integer) is required to reach to solution.. And if so then ans should be 78.

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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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IIM K WAT+GD+PI Experience

Date: 13/2/2015, 1.30PM

Center: The Janpath Hotel, New Delhi

Profile: X 93.5%, XII 93.2%, IITD CGPA 8.7, CAT 99.99%ile, 6 month work-exp

WAT Topic: There should be a common currency in South Asia as in Europe. Time: 15mins

Ran out of space and time Had a long introduction perhaps, so couldn't address much to the issue at hand. But I think I wrote relatively well, as this wasn't an easy general topic.

(Preparation: 1/5, Performance: 3/5)

GD Topic: Same as WAT. Time: 15mins. People: 9

I was the second to speak and spoke for over half a minute. Contributed regularly in between with a point here and there. Very decent group I must say. In fact there was a 5 second lull when no body was speaking

(Preparation: 0/5, Performance: 3/5)

PI Experience:

No. of panelists: 2 male profs (L & R) aged 50 & 40 yrs

Panel No: 2, S.No: 3

Panel Demeanour: Haha. You'll know soon.

Time: 25mins

R received me at the door and escorted me in. He asked my name cz they were calling in randomly the person who was closest to the interview room door. He took my form and started reading.

R: So tell me about yourself. (L cut him in between)

L: Wait, first tell me something. Did you go to school? (Sir I'm sorry?)

L: Which school did you go to? (DPS RKP)

L: I knew it. (To R) We should just ban these DPS people. (showing me my WAT) Is this how you write an essay? (I don't know what to say... Quiet for 10 seconds)

L: Where is the margin? Where is the topic? (Sorry sir but there was space crunch)

L: Didn't they teach you in school to draw margin? (Yes sir, they did)

L: Why haven't you drawn then? You just cheated your school. There was 8 out of 10 marks for presentation. You lost all 8. (Oh..)

R: So tell me about.. (again L cut him out)

L: Sorry to cut in again but can you just read aloud the first line that you have written in your essay? (shows me the WAT) (There should not be ... cutting me) Wow you just started on a negative note. I'm deducting 1 more mark for this. You've lost 9 now. (No problem sir )

R: (he was grinning all this while) You look uncomfortable. Is everything ok? (Yes sir I'm fine)

R: so tell me about yourself. (I started with the usual.. he cut me out within 15 secs)

R: Explain what do you do at work. (cross-questioned me a lot. but looked ok with what I said)

L: (To R) Where is his sheet? (There was a sheet with some stuff written about me, not the form some other sheet they had) Oh look (To R) He comes from this thing which we always reject. (I don't know what he was pointing at in the sheet, heck I don't even know what was written in the sheet. I guess it was my CAT percentile, just a guess)

L: Asked questions related to my branch. (I answered, he kept asking why. I kept answering but he didn't stop asking why. He was asking in a cyclic manner so my answers always tended to end at the first answer I said)

L: See you don't even know about your branch. You've even cheated your college. Whole life you have cheated. (Oh..)

L: See, you should say if you don't know. Why are you repeating same answers? I'm going to keep asking why until you say you don't know.

L: What is difference between manufacturing and producing? (Took a guess)

L: If your mom is making chapatti, is she manufacturing or producing? (Producing)

L: Why not manufacturing? I think she is manufacturing no? (To R)

R: I think she is cooking (starts laughing)

L: She's cooking! (Hahaha)

R: What are your hobbies? (Sports)

R: Are you good at current events? (Not much)

Asked some questions. I couldn't answer much.

L: Have you got other calls? (Yes)

L: Which places? (All... A,B,C,...)

L: A,B,C,D,E,F,...? (Yes sir all)

R: How did your other interviews go? (I've only had C. It went pretty well.)

L: Oh did it? They didn't catch your cheating I suppose.

R: How do you think this interview is going? (Sir not too well, but it depends on how you're perceiving this to be)

L: (He remarked something about my sister being with a cheater or something I'm not sure. I told him I don't have a sister.)

R: Oh so you are a lone child? (I have a younger brother)

R: What does he do? (He's an undergrad)

R: Which college? (Yale University, USA)

R: Is he on scholarship? (Yes sir, 90%)

R: (Impressed) What about your father? (Sir he is an IAS Officer posted in Bihar. He is Principal Secretary General Administration right now.)

R: And your mother? (Sir she is a doctor. She is Additional Professor at AIIMS)

L asked some more questions about my branch. I answered some but then he again went into why? mode and I couldn't answer after that.

L: See I was happy somebody from production engineering came to the interview so that I can discuss things, but you don't seem to know anything. All your life you have cheated your school, your college. You've only played football your life it seems.

R: (to L) But his grad marks are very impressive.

L: How much has he got? 86%? That's nothing at IIT Delhi. IIT Delhi gives you marks for free. It gives you 69% (yes he said 69) for just attending the exam. People who get less than that means they didn't even attend the exam. (Sir, I'm ranked third in my department) Oh really? That means your batchmates are even worse than you. Facepalm.

L: Well, since you say you play football, I'm going to ask you about football and you better answer these. What is the diameter of the ball? (I'm not sure about the exact dimension) Why aren't you sure? See I knew it you don't even know how to play football. (Sir, I play football but I never looked into the exact dimensions of the ball.) OK what is the distance between the two goal posts? (100-110m) That's ok but why don't you know the size of the ball? Wouldn't you look at the ball before playing? If I give you a 3inch ball, will you play with it? No right, unless you are a toddler. Ok I'm done.

R: You can leave. Do you want to ask anything? (No sir)

L: Atleast you could have asked how do we think how your interview went. (Sir, it's ok. I'd rather not ask that.)

I thanked and left.

(Preparation: 2/5, Performance: 1/5)

Prediction: Reject

(Well, even if I get in, I'm going to reject them. Sweet Revenge.)

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  • @fauxnom.apodo And like a reel-life family, here we have .... 1h.
I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts || CAT2013:79.14 || GMAT:740 || CAT2014:99.99 || Calls:ACBLKISNew || DT'14 
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@fauxnom.apodo And like a reel-life family, here we have a real-life family, a family which is known as "THE INCREDIBLES"! :mg:

141 CAT

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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A) The moral will arise when,for the reasons we saw earlier,this negation has to be negated;the individual moral will understand that it is the existence of universal will,which is therefore internal to it.

B) This constitutes a negation,the individual will is understood not to be the existence of the universal will. 
C) This says that in abstract light,as we have just seen,the individual will take its freedom(the universal will that has being in itself) to exist independent of(that is,in opposition to) itself and its particular contents.
D) Rather,the universal will is thought to exist outside any individual will,in the contracts that bind a number of property-owing wills together,and in the punishments that enforce breaches of those contracts

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