This question might seem rhetorical at first as I am most deemed to answer it on my own. But still..
I am an MBA aspirant .I have been working in TCS since July 2012 now. My 1st CAT was in October ,2012, without any preparation and I scored 88.89 percentile. I mustered up all my wits and enrolled in TIME for weekend classes. After treading the CAT way for almost 8 months I took CAT in 2013 and lo ! 77.66 percentile is what I managed. I almost plunged myself into an abyss of depression ,became a social recluse and took a couple of months to recover. Somehow the lure of MBA went away as I started taking my job more seriously . However I still took CAT with utter nonchalance in November,2014 as a passing sport and got 95.66%ile . I had also applied to other colleges this time(unlike earlier times) and I managed a call from SIBM-Pune (converted ) , IIFT (converted) , XLRI (waitlisted;long shot), MDI (awaited) . Now in most certainty I am headed towards IIFT. But deep down I wince to make my peace with the fact that I could not crack CAT and FAILED at managing even a single call from the Holy trinity of A B and C . The same feeling of disgust with myself, the fisticuffs between who I am and that who I wanted to be that I had once embroiled myself into back in the IIT days resurfaced. I did leave a long cherished dream earlier when I could not crack IIT in my second attempt and joined XX Govt college in Kerela. I am still not over that emotional lacunae ; the very feeling of inferiority . Must I leave another dream yet again and join IIFT ? Needless to say this complex has permeated deep inside my marrows and might mostly remain there if I do so. Guys please help. I write this at 5 am with trembling fingers ..
I am growing older but not any wiser, should I risk everything and take another attempt at CAT? Or should I take the beaten road and abandon the ' I ' word for ever....
Anyone got any confirmation for Receipt Of Offer Acceptance Form or Had Change Of Status Of Offer Acceptance Form?
Wen will v get to choose our streams? (HRM, Marketing etc)
During counselling or later on?
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Guys, what's a buffer call?
What are my chances at WL-46(NC-OBC)?
My waiting list moved to 28! Just wanted to know that in the case i get through, will i be offered the DCP, or the full time PGDM? I listed PGDM full time as my first preference in the form
With ABC out with their results, I hope K has at least done with their interviews or is there anyone who is yet to attend his/her interview?
IIM B - Straight Reject.
IIMA - WL19 - Another Reject.
IIMC-WL11 -- Can I expect a convert here? Can anyone tell me the previous IIMC WL movement? Category : SC
Straight reject from A and straight convert from C ... Joka it is... BTW any pointers on fms vs IIM Calcutta... Esp for higher work exp in core sector @scrabbler
I know it is too long to read, so read it at your own risk!
The journey started almost 8-9 months back, with me planning to write CAT one last time. With FMS as the only target in my head (couldn't trust A B C anymore after they didn't shortlist me even for interview despite scoring 99.90 in CAT 2013), I went on with the preparation with a goal to just score enough to secure the college admission. The job was not satisfactory anymore and the family was also pushing me to try one last time (though they had some higher targets in their mind!).
My preparation mostly relied on few books that I had along with googling for some questions and eventually the Pagalguy question bank. Never took any coaching, or mocks for any of my three CAT papers, one reason to miss the spotlight and to be frank, the one reason that I could focus more on preparation.
A week before the CAT, I had to rush to home for some urgent work and returned just the day before the paper. CAT centre was an overnight journey, left in night to reach there in the morning. Went through the paper, looked like I was out of practice. Tried easier questions first, especially in quant's and then moved for tough ones and at last verbal. Quant took away almost 65-70 minutes and I was mostly satisfied and finally left the centre with a feeling that I might get something around 99.5 (relying on past experience).
From there, it felt like decades before the results were out, I started coming on PG more frequently, saw people doing analysis, tried my hand too, made a graph to calculate percentile (I know it sounds funny, but you guys don't need any explanation for this). Slowly I came to realize that I might get better than my expectation. Anyway, long story short, let's skip to the day of the result.
I was a lucky few, who could access the result within the first 10 minutes, and to my surprise, it was much more than I could bear. I had excelled in the part I considered myself really weak in, the VA with 99.92 in the section, my QA took a marginal dip from 99.94 last year to 99.86 this year, but it was the overall percentile that made me more hopeful, that may be this time I would get a call from the big three.
The calls came eventually, from L, A, B (Marginally in my
opinion), C (Again marginally in) and K. Checked last year records and decided
my preference as A>C>B>FMS>L (FMS due to ROI thingy) and hence
decided to skip K interview. IIM-L I would attend just for an experience as it
was the first interview I would ever face (Jan 22), followed by the biggest one
(A on Jan 25) followed by my marriage on Jan 29 (Yes! You read it right!
L went okay, A was pretty smooth with questions mostly on
work ex and AWT (Philip Hughes cricket bouncer case). Went home, got married,
returned back to attend B (the worst experience, was sure of not getting in).
Then came JOKA, interview was weird, with questions like innovative methods to
cheat in exam etc etc. Was never sure if I did good or bad!! FMS list came, was
sure of converting, and so just chilled during the interview and it went pretty
smooth with a cool smiling panel and extempore topic "I love my tie!"
Finally with the results pouring in, my first result (B) was obviously a reject, as expected. Next day, sitting in my office I kept on checking C website, and eventually left for home at 5:50pm. On my way, I got a call from a friend, who converted ISB and IIM-B and he told me -"Dude! You made it to A!" and I was like-"Yaar result kab aaya!". With my internet pack outdated, I called my better half and within a minute she was already shouting on phone-"Yes!!" Well, that was it. The whole evening went over phone with calls to relatives, friends etc. And now today I got the JOKA results.
Finally for the people, who couldn't get in, or were
marginally left out, I would just like to say one thing-"It's just the time
testing you, don't lose hope and come better prepared next year! They can stop
you once, may be twice, but not forever, if you have the will, you will move
forward! All the best everyone!"
Any info regarding placements.highest ,lowest,average salary.number of students of 2014 batch placed?
very less turnout at IIML - even applications were very less...any idea why is that so? what could be the reasons?
nc obc 132 waitlist in calcutta,such a cruel way of saying that you are not selected
ne1 in sc category who convertd iimB ystrday n has also convrtd iimc n nt joinin iimc???m nw waitlistd 1 at iimc
GL(PGPM) VS IMI-PGDM I am asking because my waitlist number is 210 and if I decide to wait for IMI i will have to leave Great Lakes as its session starts on 27th april?Is there any chance of conversion??
Hey. I have few doubts regarding SPJIMR, I hope someone can help me out. I am going to write cat-15 and apply for SPJIMR this time.
MY acads :
B.E. : 7.3 CGPA
For co-curricular part, I was a national player. Organized University level fests etc.
Current job offer from Deloitte as BTA.
Looking at my profile what do you puys think should be decent enough cat score to go through ? I read that SPJIMR consider complete profile, based on that can I get an call, if yes, at what percentile ? And, please help me understand the 4 different specializations being offered. Which one out of these is relatively better then the rest and based on what factors should one choose his specialization ?
Help me out please.
Very Very Very proud as a captain .
It is Wimwi for our Doctor Saab Shri Utsav Bhattacharjee
This is amazing !
Proud to be a uditian :)