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Admissions for PGP and PGP-ABM at IIM-Lucknow 2016-2018

Use this as a thread for discussion on admissions into IIM-Lucknow. Current students would reply as and when time per...

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I have seen many posts talking about buffer calls, wait list and the like for IIML. Now, the reality is that ultimately it does not matter much if buffer calls have been given or not. There are about 225 general seats and they will be filled according to your merit rank.

For a moment let us assume that 200 buffer calls have been given. If so then people till merit rank of 425 would have got offers. Now people outside this will have a chance only if more than 200 in the offered list do not accept. In a situation where no one knows their merit rank, it does not matter whether buffer calls are there or not. Even if there are 0 buffer calls, the next 200 people in the merit list will get a chance if 200 out of the first 225 offers do not accept.

So the real issue is simple - out of 1150 or so general candidates called, you may have a chance if you are having a merit rank of about 550 or so in the worst case. I am assuming here that more than 300 people here will be taking up ABC or FMS/XL etc.

For people outside this 550 range, their chances are anyway not there irrespective of buffer calls and other issues. So, at this stage the only practical thing you can do is to try and file an RTI to get your merit rank. It will be safe to say that anyone with a merit rank of 600 or more needs to give up on IIML.

The problem is you will probably get responses to the RTI on 15th May or later and by that time the second list will be out. In the case of NO buffer calls, as the AO seems to say, there will be a lot of new converts in the second list. However, if the buffer calls are anywhere close to last year, do not expect more than a handful of new conversions.

Note here that IIMK has NOT given buffer calls and therefore their wait list is huge, more than 400 for general category. They are obviously expecting many in the first list to not take up K. In L too it may be a similar case but we do not know it as both buffer calls as well as the merit list ranks are unknown to people.

Bottom line - file and RTI and if IIML was an interview that went well for you, keep up hope for the second list. I think people with a composite score of more than 65 or so will have great chances.

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  • OK so let us say there are 375 seats left - BUT as no one.... 2m.
  • @rajshekhar_roy Right.. 1s.
Rajshekhar Roy @rajshekhar_roy 235

OK so let us say there are 375 seats left - BUT as no one knows their merit Rank, it is all speculation anyway. Buffer calls or not would have been of prime significance if the merit ranks were known.

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[2012] Which B-Schools should you apply to?

Hi All With the season 2012 getting closer to the months which are going to be full of applications for different exa...

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[Official] IMI Delhi 2016-18 Admission Query Thread

Hello Puys, It gives us immense pleasure to kick - start another season of admissions at IMI Delhi. All queries wi...

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This institute has created so much confusion...with this first cum first serve basis and hold list thing....imi is not able to manage its own admission process...hw is it suppose to produce good managers!!!!

  • Dude i get it that this first come first serve is a bit o.... 1h.
  • @mishthudev why dont u join IMI if u think IMI is pious ?. 2m.
Pulkit Bansal @pbansal93 12

Dude i get it that this first come first serve is a bit of cliche... But the fact is that every institute has its own pros and cons... So we have to bear with it...

Mayank Gupta @MayankGupta90 197

@mishthudev why dont u join IMI  if u think IMI is pious ?

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[2016-2018] MDI MURSHIDABAD PGPM Admission Notification and related discussion

Please post any queries you may have related to the admissions process of MDI MURSHIDABAD PGPM 2016-18.

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I have got 83 percentile in CAT, can i get the gdpi call from MDIM ?

Is anyone here got the call having the same scenario?

  • last year cat 55 was the cut off. 9h.
  • Where did u get such informations? It was 75 in CAT. 4m.
@needtoexcel 3

last year cat 55 was the cut off

Sonu Parashar @sonukumar89 110

Where did u get such informations? It was 75 in CAT

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In the last ten years people claiming themselves obc have increased 10 percent to 44 percent.20 percent are scheduled caste,9 percent st.This makes people eligible for reservation 73 percent.Add new rules of 10 percent which makes it to 81 percent.Thus we general category candidates are fighting for 19 percent seats.No wonder with this flawed system we r still a developing country even 70 years after independence.Sab desh chodo and go outside so that ur children will not have to face this..

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  • Nice analysis except for the fact that in no institution .... 59m.
  • @aravind0411 Ya u r right.But who knows governments might.... 4m.
Aravind @aravind0411 31

Nice analysis except for the fact that in no institution the total reservation can be more than 50%. The present value is upto 49.5% if m right.

Ram Hanuman @ramhanuman 46

@aravind0411 Ya u r right.But who knows governments might come up with with same plan that was used to increase quotas to more than 70 percent in TN and more than 60 in AP.. 

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[Official] 2016-18 IIM Kozhikode Stage-1 Shortlist

Greetings from the Media Cell of IIM Kozhikode! *IIM Kozhikode* has declared the Stage-1 shortlist You can check ...

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St waitlist 10. Any chances of conversion? 

  • a very good chance of converting.. 23m.
  • TY @05124sumit. 5m.

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[OFFICIAL] IIT Kanpur MBA 2016-2018 Admission Queries

MBA IIT KANPUR Welcomes you all. This group is for all general discussions regarding the admission processes .. Feel ...

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Hi can admin tell as to how many candidates are put on waiting list and will the waitlist number be released?

  • The break up is not revealed to us yet. We will let you k.... 9h.
  • I received message. SORRY, you have not been selected. It.... 11m.
Shubham Gour @gshere4uonly 80

The break up is not revealed to us yet. We will let you know as soon as we know about it. Although there are no numbers for wait list candidates.

Sachin Goyal @sachin.goyal214

I received message. SORRY, you have not been selected. It means, I am not even waiting ?

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XLRI-BM vs IIM Kozhikode. Which one should I choose? Please be honest and give reasons in the comments.

  • Xlri Bm. 6h.
  • I have seen a senior of mine leave IIM L for XL BM. Reas.... 14m.
@rya st@rk @anjalipriya8 81

I have seen a senior of mine leave IIM L for XL BM.

Reasons being- smaller batch size, world class faculty and quality of jobs offered.

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[2016-2018] New IIMs Results

Discussion thread for the WAT/PI shortlist and interview preparation for New IIMs.

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Any updates on the result dates of RRTUK?

  • yes. within another 10 days to max.. 17m.
Never Settle ...  Last round : fight  

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[2014-16] New IIMs Results

Complete New IIMs discussions thread from WAT-PI to final results. Batch-[2014-16]

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Since the final result for IIM Udaipur is almost here, we've decided to start a dedicated WA group to help with your queries related to IIMU and MBA in general.

Note that this will be the only official group for IIMU where you can get hands-on and authentic information about the college and its activities backed with data.

Usual admission related queries fot CAT 2016 will also be answered.
 Please drop your number below or send us a PM to be added to the group.   

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  • Added above people: revert if missed along with no.. 22m.
Media and Industry Interaction Cell, IIM Udaipur | Official website :

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SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2015 & other Exams

Hi all, There was no new thread for 2015, so this is a new thread (created previously by smokeMBA) In continuation of...

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[Official] Quant Thread for CAT 2016!!!

As we are done with CAT 2015 and those who feel that they need to start all over again to get into their dream b-scho...

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Two tanks, T1 and T2, of equal capacities, are provided with inlet taps, A and B, of different flow rates, respectively. Tap A begins to fill the first tank. Seven minutes later, tap B is opened. Nine minutes after that, the total quantity of water in the two tanks is just enough to fill one tank completely. Exactly t minutes after that both the tanks are full. What is the value of t

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Up your game.  

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PhD/FPM 2016

Hi, This group will discuss on queries for 2016 FPM.

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A DISCREPANCY!!This is regarding the IIM Lucknow FPM final selection list. Specifically for the specialization area - 'STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT'. In the final selection list there is a selected candidate named VIJAY KUMAR SINGH. But in the shortlist published by the IIM Lucknow, in which 9 candidates were called for the interview process, there was no candidate with this name. Moreover, I am pretty sure, only 4 candidates came on campus and appeared for the interview process for Strategic Management and there was no other candidate with this name. I had my interview scheduled at second last slot and I was there even after the last candidate went for the interview. Then how can someone who did not appear for d interview made it to the final list ( I assume why would someone come for the interview if he was not invited.) Another strange thing is that IIM Lucknow has taken off the shortlist published on the official website (older posts are still there). I have a phone snapshot of the shortlist. Could someone from the senior batch or admin active here, throw some light on this. The links to the snapshot of the shortlist and the final selection list (Name highlighted) published by IIM Lucknow on the official website, is provided below.  

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  • Conspiracy theory to counter a conspiracy theory!. 1h.
  • Or a conspiracy theorist vijaisingh coining a deferment. 56m.
Shankha Basu @sb29 3,747

Conspiracy theory to counter a conspiracy theory!

anodyne sillipoint @root0090 216

Or a conspiracy theorist vijaisingh coining a deferment

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Hello! Experienced folks, please care to read ahead. In dire need of advice. I work for a reputed consulting company (one among the Big Four) but due to traveling and hectic schedule (I'm out for close to 12-13 hours a day), I'm not able to find time and energy for CAT prep. I have a work-ex of 16 months with this company so far. I was thinking of going for a relatively less-hectic, non-IT job, where the work pressure wouldn't be as much and I'd get enough time to prepare. Obviously, this would mean a small company and no brand value. So my questions are: 1. How much and how exactly will the brand value matter during interviews? 2. How much will it matter during MBA placements? 3. Will shifting my steam (from IT to say, content-writing) affect my chances in anyway? If yes, how? 4. For B-schools like ISB (or any of the the foreign institutes through GMAT, for that matter) that give a lot of importance to work-ex and its quality, how much of a difference will it make? 5. Lastly, if I am at a lead-position in the small company (say, if I do very well there), will it overshadow the lack of brand? Looking forward to hearing from you guys. Thanks!

  • I disagree with the above comment, it's not the brand val.... 1h.
  • I know many different people.. One girl working in an int.... 46m.
Ravi Rana @ravirana211 3

I disagree with the above comment, it's not the brand value that counts . its you who's value is counted. They will just see OK you worked in a company, now tell me what you did. They will not ask what the company did.. What you did. And of you are determined to go for CAT, you may switch to a different job. Just focus on studying and making your skills and knowledge count not your company's.

Ravi Rana @ravirana211 3

I know many different people.. One girl working in an international bank couldn't explain her work exp, just saying how big her bank is.. Which didn't impress the interviewers a bit.. One other guy left his job and worked in his uncle's small company, currently studying in IIM Lucknow.. So it is never about where you work it is always about what you did..

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[Official] IIM INDORE 2016-18 Admissions Related Queries

Greetings from the Media and Public Relations committee, IIM Indore. This is the official thread for all candidates ...

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do you have any idea about the final composite score required for selection? General and obc?

  • i agree@gulshan28130. And you are right that these figure.... 6m.
  • @katappa yeah right... My interview was in mid Feb.. This.... 2m.
Carpe diem..Calls- IIM LIK converts- K (wl) 
Shivam Arora @katappa 1

i agree@gulshan28130. And you are right that these figures can be misleading but we have to do something to pass our time so JUST a rough i said.

Gulshan @gulshan28130 36

@katappa yeah right... My interview was in mid Feb.. This wait is driving me crazy. :/

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[Official] (2016-2018) IIM Ranchi Admission Queries and Discussion

IIM Ranchi - CAT 2015 Greetings from Media & PR Committee, IIM Ranchi This thread is for all those who wish to be a...

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Placement reports of 2016 batch not available on site, any news?

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  • Ho toh jaane do yaar placement :stuck_out_tongue:. 47m.

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[2016-18] IFMR Admissions & Discussions

Having the infrastructure and academic intellect at par with the best MBA colleges in India, IFMR provides you the ch...

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@shreyassinha123: earlier you said that people around upto 100 in waiting list havr good is it still applicable..first 100 people to send cheques/dd...stand good chance ??

  • though I said it for merit basis and not fcfs, but the fu.... 2h.
  • @shreyassinha123 ohk...thanx. 18m.
SHREYAS SINHA @shreyassinha123 456

though I said it for merit basis and not fcfs, but the funda is right and applicable here also that post selected list, first 100 people to send cheques have good chance. and in those people, almost 100 have already got the seats. now it will go beyond that. I had given some details in w'app group.

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[2016-2018] FORE School of Management Admission Help Desk

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

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Do they really ask banking questions to Engineers? 

  • So what shud I read for banking?. 1d.
  • @sneha_123 1h.
Sneha Ramrakhiyani @sneha_123 3

So what shud I read for banking?

shivam dixit @shivam__ 5


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Are we allowed to keep our personal vehicles in hostel premises?

  • In the session one of the proff said we can keep it but t.... 41m.
Shashank Vashist @aviansoul 10

In the session one of the proff said we can keep it but they don't encourage it...

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