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[2015-17] K J Somaiya aka SIMSR, Mumbai Admission related queries

*Online Application* - *Qualifying Exam -** *CAT 2014...

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Is it true that great lakes gurgaon doesnt have AICTE approval as of now?

  • @pallawi1803 hi.... any idea when the they move to new ca.... 14m.
DETERMINED NOW @getgoingmba 28

@pallawi1803 hi.... any idea when the they move to new campus so and consequently will get AICTE approval?

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[2014-16] FORE School of Management GDPI Call Getters Queries & Discussion

The GDPI shortlist for PGDM 2014-16 and PGDM-IBM 2014-16 are out now. Check your shortlist status: http://status.fsm....

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their average placement is not over 6.5 lacs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  if you have doubt file an rti

  • Bhai itna gussa kyu hai.. 16m.
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Hello ,

I booked my ticket from Varanasi to Bangalore and the train is at 5 in the evening on 31st March. Please let me know if all the activity would be finished by 5 PM evening . If not can i request them to complete everything by 4PM or so.

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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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Hello all,

IIMC FPM shortlists are out. Congrats and all the best for the interviews for all those who have been shortlisted. For others, fret not better things are always around the corner.

For those invited for interview, here is a short breakdown of IIMC interview process.

The interview process is of 2 days 26 and 27 march.There would be an unofficial interaction with FP students on 25th march.

Day 0 : 25th March: Interaction and arriving on campus

You can choose to arrive whenever you want. Make sure you are in campus before 9 am on march 26. Caveat: It takes a hell lot of time to come to campus from airport. Travel time from airport about 2 hrs, 1 hr from Howrah station. I would strongly suggest taking prepaid taxi from either of these. Please refer to the place to go as "Joka Management."

If possible, please try to attend the session on 25th evening. Its an informative session and you get to chat with current students of your area and get your doubts cleared. However plese note that attending this session is not mandatory. So if you have office and other such stuff, you can skip it.

Day 1: march 26: Interview Round 1

Day 1 would have your group level interviews. The panel would consist of the profs of the area you have applied to. In case you have been shortlisted for 2 areass. You would have 2 interviews.  The questions in this round revolve around why that stream. Be prepared to defend something that you have written in your SOP or resume. 

Results for round 1 interview would be declared by 5 pm and then the shortlisted candidates would have to give RAT.

Note: RAT is non eliminatory exam. For details on RAT, please see my previous year's answer or @pendyal 's comment to a query below.

Day 2: march 27: Interview Round 2

Day 2 would have interviews by IIMC Research committe, which has 1 prof from each discipline. So a panel of 11-12 profs will interview you. Everything under the sun technically can be asked. But mostly you are asked about your future plans, why FPM etc. If your background does not show enough mathematical profeciency, be ready to answer a few mathematics question. You may also be asked about your choice of RAT paper etc.

Day 2 evening: results are out. 

All the Best to everyone.

P.S. Kolkata is generally hot enough in march end. Plan to dress accordingly.

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  • @buffer Bro, just sent you a message. I would be extremel.... 10h.
  • Shortlisted for MIS IIMCal. , Thanks @ buffer for the inf.... 26m.
Not an Ordinary Fellow, IIM Calcutta- MIS
Narasimha Sharma @vnsharma 5

@buffer Bro, just sent you a message. I would be extremely gratified if you too can reply in kind.


Shortlisted for MIS IIMCal. , Thanks @ buffer for the info...need to know more about how to prepare for rrspective phases...seniors kindly enlighten us....:)

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we can apply in some of the mumbai colleges through other entrance exam scores like CMAT & MAT,

But their is no notification as such on the website. Clear the doubt please

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I do not want to indulge in mud slinging/ comparing colleges etc., but the fact of the matter is that IMT-G's ranking has decreased tremendously( if not the numbers, then the general notion about the college) among the students.

So can any of the present students/ alums give us a clearer picture regarding what has caused this trend?

P.S - IMT G is my only hope! I need someone to help me understand how and which college to choose.


  • because of increase in batch size (IMT-G DCP Course), it .... 9h.
  • so does it matter if you be in the top half of the batch?. 40m.
Boys play well!!  
Achintya B @Achintya11 417

because of increase in batch size (IMT-G DCP Course), it affected the placements and thus the brand name.. 

The Count @arpit9 68

so does it matter if you be in the top half of the batch? 

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

LET US ADD MORE PEOPLE TO IT. Let's start discussing questions on MHCET -Verbal Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Quant, P...

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Is it true that the MBA CET 2015 will have 4 options in contrast to last year's 5? Please throw some light on this...

  • @mahaasagar Sir can you comment on this?. 9h.
  • I dont think so.. 46m.

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[Official] 2015-17 IIM Kozhikode GD-WAT-PI Call Getters Discussion

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SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2013 & other Exams

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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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Which of the following could be a possible value of 'x' for which each of the fractions ([x] + 2)/10, ([x] + 13)/11, ([x] + 26)/12, ( [x] + 41)/13.......... ( [x] + 1913)/49 and ( [x] + 2002)/50 is in its simplest form, where [x] stands for the greatest integer less than or equal to 'x'?

A. 45.45

B. 49.49

C. 51.51

D. 53.53

  • Yes. 21h.
  • Method?. 1h.
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Plz tell me, in the form they have asked about training programmes other than academics. May I mention about my Summer Internships? They are compulsory part of the college curriculum but definitely the training period has no role with college studies or do not hold any credit. They are done in industries. Kindly tell me, whether I can mention about it.

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College Selection dilemma: Compare colleges on the basis of specialisation and state the reasons for your choices

Ok Puys now since most of the colleges would be coming out with their set of lists of converts I am sure many of us w...

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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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  • @srishti2854 I'm too polite in an interview for that :s.... 9h.
  • his questions were sounding me so insane that I could sen.... 4h.
I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts || CAT2013:79.14 || GMAT:740 || CAT2014:99.99 || Calls:ACBLKISNew || DT'14 
Shashwat Gangwar @shashwatdgr8 1,971

@srishti2854  I'm too polite in an interview for that Why Rahul Gandhi?

Srishti Mishra @srishti2854 26

his questions were sounding me so insane that I could sense rahul gandhi in him His views on pointers, cheaters were simply senseless. Anyway good luck.

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can we get it confirm from anywhere if we have call or not??

cat 96.76    10th- 90  12th-92   grad- 88 still no mail received...... Expected the call... Call from pgdm but not from hrm..... strange..... pls give reviews....

  • Ya no work ex.. Ok thanku i will contact.... 6h.
  • u either needed to have some kickass CAT percentile,,,som.... 6h.
Abhinav Bhatia @bhatiaabhinav

Ya no work ex.. Ok thanku i will contact...

Ashu Goswami @Ash227 156

u either needed to have some kickass CAT percentile,,,something like 99.xx or u needed to have a workex of more than 12 months atleast.....

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Dear FMS,

when will u stop playing the old trick of conducting interviews after the ABC selection. When will u do away with the sarkari babu culture and stick to the shortlisting date ..Please get out of the bureaucratic attitude and behave like a modern B School..

The frustrated aspirant.

  • @heman26 they should have atleast put up the first list b.... 7h.
  • @hims1993 tentative cutoff sab ko pata hai.. toh people e.... 6h.
Francis Underwood @hims1993 109

@heman26 they should have atleast put up the first list based on cat score by now. the interview process can be delayed

Mihir Sangodkar @justmihir 219

@hims1993 tentative cutoff sab ko pata hai.. toh people expecting can still prepare.

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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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 A. Central planning has failed the world over.
B. Hope cannot be dropped from helicopters.
C. The people, especially in remote areas, must have the power and resources to script their future.
D. It needs to be built though good governance at the local level.

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  • BDAC. 7h.
Hope is a good thing. Perhaps the best of things and "NO GOOD THING EVER DIES "  

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[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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It is told to bring original CAT admit card and score card.. But only computer version is available. Printouts of them would suffice ?

  • yes. 1d.
  • Yes, a self attested copy will suffice.. 7h.

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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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hey what docs do we have during the interview? please reply tia

  • @shailja1990 yes the call letter is not required :smiley:. 10h.
  • For work ex only the certificate of work experience shoul.... 8h.
part of the herd that does not follow the herd mentality  
Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28 54

@shailja1990 yes the call letter is not required

first name last name @jai91 8

For work ex only the certificate of work experience should suffice ? @prateekm28 

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