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i have not selected any slot for my interview. What will happen now?is there a way if i can select it now?Please help its really urgent. @surabhigarhwal @abhyu25

  • @mishrachiranjeeb Please drop a mail to the admissions of.... 7h.
  • I have done that already and they are yet to reply... It .... 35m.
Surabhi Garhwal @surabhigarhwal 24

@mishrachiranjeeb Please drop a mail to the admissions office at stating your concern.

chiranjeeb mishra @mishrachiranjeeb 7

I have done that already and they are yet to reply... It has already been 48 hours... Could you please suggest any alternative....

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  • Can we change the location now?. 3h.
  • @Minakshi91 what is the gap between the day of the inte.... 33m.
Green Berry @gagansharma3886 1

Can we change the location now?

G Ghosh @gourab.ghosh725 24

@Minakshi91   what is the gap between the day of the interview and the day we receive the confirmation letter according to last year statistics?Please reply

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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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Any idea on what last percentile ppl have converted IIM Ranchi last year in NC-OBC category ?

  • Sorry but we don't keep a track of the last convert perce.... 7h.
  • i know someone who converted at 88. 33m.
NMAT 15-99.76, IIFT 15 - 97.5 SNAP - 98.3 | Cat 15 - 90.77 | Calls - IIFT , NM(skip), SIBM(Skip) New-IIMs(8) 
Ashu Goswami @Ash227 295

Sorry but we don't keep a track of the last convert percentile.

Chandler Bing @rvaish09 33

i know someone who converted at 88

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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 ...


[Official] 2016-18 Great Lakes Chennai PGDM Admission Queries

Please post any queries you many have related to the admissions process of Great Lakes Chennai PGDM 2016-18. Find Mo...

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Guys this year GD has been scrapped from the selection process, by the management, for both PGDM and PGPM....

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  • What will be the new process, any guess?. 3h.
Aspirans of GLIM, allow me to help you in any way 

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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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1.Work Exp as on 31st January 2015 or 31st January 2016???

2. By mistake I have written 31st January as 311st january..any issues?

  • No, Can be taken as a TYPO! Chill. 3h.

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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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Date: 25/2/2016 Time :1:30 pm Call: IIT Roorkee Anyone else gt the call?? Will share the travelling cost. I know very few must have applied bt still galti se koi hoga toh bol do bhai.

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  • On 26th Feb. 4h.
Calls: IIM S, SCMHRD, SIIB , All new IIM's 

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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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Can someone please share the previous year's thread of interview experiences. Also is there any separate thread for interview related experience for L or in general ?

  • .. 4h.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.   
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If the mail says:

"Your application for Admission to the PGDM/MBA Program of IMT Nagpur, IMT Hyderabad and IMTDubai Campus"
so does this mean that I am not shortlisted for Ghaziabad campus or there will any separate mail for that?

  • I've applied through GMAT, and the score is 590.. 7h.
  • @Prachi_Prakash In that case, will they send a mail?. 4h.
Rahul Wadhwa @rahul120892

I've applied through GMAT, and the score is 590.

Ajita Singh @02.ajita

@Prachi_Prakash In that case, will they send a mail?

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IIM Raipur's Admission Committee brings to you a series of HANGOUT Session to help you in your preparation for WAT/PI. The first session on INTERVIEW TIPS is to be conducted on February 13 by Provakta - Public Speaking Club IIM Raipur. The link to the same will be provided on all facebook pages of IIM Raipur at 9:45pm. We advise you to use laptop or install the app on your smartphone.
Let's HANGOUT guys!! See you at 10pm.

To gain more knowledge, send the joining request with details (CAT id, DOB, email id) to the shortlisted candidates group -

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IIM Raipur's Admission Committee brings to you a series of HANGOUT Session to help you in your preparation for WAT/PI. The first session on INTERVIEW TIPS is to be conducted on February 13 by Provakta - Public Speaking Club IIM Raipur. The link to the same will be provided on all facebook pages of IIM Raipur at 9:45pm. We advise you to use laptop or install the app on your smartphone.
Let's HANGOUT guys!! See you at 10pm.

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Unable to fill exact aggregate marks and maximum marks, a decimal gets added after 1st two digits. Should we submit it directly? I have sent a mail to the registration help desk but no reply as of now. Is anyone aware of their contact number?

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Any one would like to share their GD/PI experience?

  • got selected in isb&m; nande campus. 15h.
  • @Moksha. congrats.... When did you gd pi take place and .... 5h.
S Jain @Moksha. 21

got  selected in isb&m nande campus

Nalini Kukreti @nalinikukreti 10

@Moksha.  congrats.... When did you gd pi take place and in which city?? 

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IIM KOZKHIKODE interview experience . GD/WAT: Aadhar : Is it panacea for financial inclusion or easier intelligence acquiring. Wrote about the advantage of having a single database , easier governance, curb corruption , illegal immigration etc I mistakenly referred to it as Universal Identification There were Two panelist. P1: Tell me something interesting about yourself? Me: told them about my internship , cricket and table tennis team , my band etc and the dream of becoming an entrepreneur (no body mention it my request :p) P2: You are multi talented why do you need mba for management ? (Grilled for about ten minutes on this. Me: Told them about the holistic view blah blah didn't seem convinced though . P1: Tell me something about kerala! Me: Onam, malabar coast , leftist state , chief minister (said Onam chandyy but actually ommen chanddy was nervous) panelists laughed a bit. P2: Do you follow politics? Me: (BC yeh kahan se aya?...) Told them yes sir but not avidly. P1: Tell me about the leftist parties Me: Told CPI CPM LDF etc. P2: What is head governing body of CPI? Me : Told (politburo) P1: Asked about the GD ( I was a little bit over proactive :p, can go against me ) P2: Who is prakash karat and also sitaram yechurry? Me: Told but fumbled a bit when it comes to constitution of selection. P1: How TMC came to power in Bengal? Me: Told everything but missed Nandigram -_- P1: So you have done electronics . Tell me what is a radar and how does it work? Me: Told (satisfied)! P2: What will happen if we keep two radar in opposite direction? Me: Got stumped explained the interference effects.(not that satisfactory) P1: Does missed call lead to loss for the telecom company? Me: Wtf? Told them about line congestion and traffic overloading. P1: P2 do you have anything to ask him? P2: Nope! P1: Okay CHAKRABORTY ( :D) thank you that's all from us . Best of luck

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  • I am from West Bengal , Kolkata. 11h.
  • Today i gave a mock interview and the interviewer told me.... 10h.
cat 2015 99.06 CALLS:IIM A,B,L,I,K,S 
Biswanath Chakraborty @etcebiswa 85

I am from West Bengal , Kolkata

sherlock holmes @sherlock4392

Today i gave a mock interview and the interviewer told me to cancel my plan of mba. He said that i should continue my current job as i do have horrible horrible soft skill as well as general knowledge

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Official LBSIM [2016-2018] Admission Queries

This thread is for all queries related to the PGDM and PGDM - Finance Programs at LBSIM, Delhi. We welcome you all t...

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Just got the call letter but date and even time clashing with TAPMI.What should I do now?Have sent the mail but will lbsim change the date?

  • Why monday? Why not tomorrow? @DipankarLBSIM. 6h.
  • @dinurox4, The office might be closed because it is 2nd s.... 5h.
so far only imi,delhi,tapmi and LBSIM 
Dipankar Duttagupta @DipankarLBSIM 15

@dinurox4, The office might be closed because it is 2nd saturday. You can still try though.

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I have given only CAT and have 93.3 but have very low academics...can I expect a call???

  • You have good scores.. You will mostly get a call.. Prepa.... 5h.
Niel Lobo @Nielobo 28

You have good scores.. You will mostly get a call.. Prepare for the tests n PI.. Best of Luck

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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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Hello! CMAT 94.37 I was thinking of applying to Great Lakes PGDM program. I know they a profile based selection process, but still shud I apply? I have decent academics and good extra curricular. Confused plz help.

  • @mansi555 u can try for gurgaon campus..... Becoz Chennai.... 5h.

@mansi555 u can try for gurgaon campus..... Becoz Chennai campus is tough for u at this percentile...

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Nibm Pune Gd/pi

just got my gd/pi call letter from nibm pune., its on 20 april chennai., since the earlier two attempts at starting a...

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Is it viable to fill nibm form considering i got 71 in cat di and quant 85+ and verbal 40 and 10- 67 and 12-76 grad- 73 no workex ?? Please answer me all my friends in the group??pls

  • Ok. 4h.
  • Atma date over. 4h.

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CAT 2015 Chennai Study Group

The official CAT 2015 Study group for Chennai. Discuss anything and everything pertaining to MBA entrance examina...

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Hey everybody, How about we meet in the near future and discuss things like GDPI preparation, Bschool selection .,etc Any suggestions?

  • @sarcasticjain : so , u met nyone in chennai ?? :stuck_o.... 6h.
CAT'14 95.01, CAT'15 99.16, XAT'16 99.98 
Chasing Dreams @swapnil4ever2u 2,218

@sarcasticjain : so , u met nyone in chennai ??

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The PaGaLGuY Underdogs Team 2015

If the taste of victory is sweet, being an underdog makes it sweeter. Hard work, persistence, focus, determination, w...

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IIM-C experience:- Feb 12

WAT:- Easy availability of loans has increased the consumerism of materialistic society. This is affecting the morale of the youth, in longer terms. What are your views on this ? I wrote something like this: India has paved the way to the increase in demand of goods and services amongst the citizens of the country. Bank loans are readily available, which is increasing the liquid money in counmer's hand and hence the demand and consumption increases.

Pros: Good for ecommerce giants, that they are able to grow and compete with the global market, so Indian economy is increasing because of the revenue generated by them. Also, the resources are easily accessible to the youth, which can help them to complete the task within a time.

Cons: Due to easy loan availability, and non productive consumption of the resources, the current debt to equity ratio is increasing and has already reached to 0.52 which is bad for the Indian economy. Resources are not getting optimally utilised. The extra liquid money has instead increased the amount of black money, and illegal betting. Youth is getting lazy day by day. That is why we can see the difference in the health and the kind of consumption of resources in today's generation and our forefathers.

In a country like India, which is remembered for its culture, history and tradition, morale values matter more than everything. Movements like startup scheme are a good starts in the direction of developing the nation, so they should be used in a positive way and the kind of startups should be such that it adds up value to the prevailing system. Awareness need to be created for the same. Hence, Technology is good for the society but at the same time, we must ensure that we do not become slave to technology.

(I know, it could have been better)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Interview panel D-1 (3 male panelist, Morning slot, #6, 20 mins):

P1: Shubham, so I see you brought executive file. Can you tell me the executives of this file ?

Me: Sir, the fle contains my cat scorecard, application form, the certificates for my academic and extra curricular marksheet and marksheets. In way, it defines who I am today and what have I been till now.

P1: So, tell us who are you ?

Me: Sir, I am Shubham, from Udaipur, Rajasthan. I graduated from IIT Gandhinagar in electrical engineering back in 2013. During my final year, I went to US for a research internship. THen, I worked with Cognizant for 2.5 years. Now, I am with Delhivery since last 4 months. My hobbies are to play table tennis, do mathematics problems and puzzles and guide my juniors in their career preparation like IIT-JEE examinations. (I wanted them to go to Maths)

P2(a young techy guy): So, you are interested in Mathematics. Which area of the subject ?

Me: ummm.. Sir, everything.

P2: Okay, so you have 3 circles. How many common tangents can you draw to them

Me: Sir, you mean Direct common tangents ?

P2: You can assume that.

Me: max. 2 if they are planar. Else, it can even have 0,1. So, anything from 0-2. Explained them by making the figures.

P2: What is they are non-planar

Me: Still, the same. (Now, I think it should be infinite, in case of non-planar)

P2: You have 2 n*n matrices. When you multiply them. How many multiplications are actually happening ?

Me: The final matrix will also be of n*n. Now, for each element, we have multiplication because first row of first matrix gets multipled by first column of first matrix to give first element of my output matrix. So, n^2 times

(But, it should be n^3 I think now. Since every element will also have n implicit multiplications.)

P2: can you try to think of a converging sequence, which is converging but the corresponding sequence is diverging.

Me: 1/n. Since as n tends to infinity it tends to 0, but 1+1/2+... -->infinity. It can be proved by comparing this series with 1+ 1/2 + (1/4+1/4) + (1/8+1/8+1/8+1/8)+...

P2: By the way, what is the rank of Rajasthan in terms of area ?

Me: Sir, one: It is the largest in terms of area.

P2: And second ?

Me: (A wild guess, while trying to visualize the map tongue emoticon ) Maharashtra (Maharashtra is third in actual, a slightly less than MP)

P1: So, if I did not hear you wrong, you did a foreign internship. Where was it ?

Me: yeah sir, at University of Notre Dame.

P1: What did you do there ?

Me: Developed a web application which uses the concept of probability and collaborative filtering to predict the future disease a patient can have, given his past disease's history coded in ICD-10.

P1: So, did you roam anywhere around ?

Me: Sir, not much. But, I had been to Six Flags

P1: Ohh, that's the roller coaster ride. (Smiling)

Me: Yeah sir (Smiling)

P1: Anywhere else you have been to in or outside India ?

Me: Not exactly sir.(I could sense he has some question on geography coming up in his mind, which I am not good at.)

P1: So, can I say you do not like travelling much ?

Me: Sir, I ahve not explored much of the places. But as you can see, I am from Rajasthan, graduated in Gujarat, interned at US, worked at Kolkata and currently at Gurgaon.

P1: (Smiling) But that's for the job purpose. Anyways, what difference did you find in the US's university and IIT-gandhinagar's educational system?

Me: Sir, since our batch was the second batch of the college. We actually got the chance to ick up the things from its roots and then establish them. We had the freedom to go and explore anything we wish to. There were only 3 core branches, but still I managed to get an internship in CS. So, it is very versatile in the college. But then at university, I was assigned a project on which a PhD student was already working. I was not much asked baout my choice. The topic was also fixed. So, this is one difference. Rest, people are very much friendly there. The city is very clean with no traffic and pollution .

P3: So, what is your tole at Delhivery?

Me: Sir, my job is to interact with the floor's staff at fulfillment centres and get to know the problems they are facing in the process of picking, packing, shipping. And then, using these requirement, we build the apps and softwares for them.

P3: But isn't this irrelevent to your work at Cognizant. From a company like that why Delhivery ?

Me: Not exactly sir. I was working ine commerce sector even at Cognizant. Now, an ecom has 2 sectors: OMS and WMS. I had worked for 2.5 years in OMS. So, wanted to further explore the ecom sector. Hence, joined the WMS department at Delhivery.

P3: But then, you already have the skills and are working in the area where our people after graduating works.

Me: No sir. I want to learn management and I have an inclination towards MBA in Finance. My long term goal is to start a venture of my own.

P3: (interrupting): But, to start a company, you do not need an MBA. Infact, we guys do not even teach you that. See, Dhiru Bhai Ambani. He is not an MBA.

Me: Yeah, that's true sir. But then again, my management will help me gain the structured knowledge, learn about the busines model, and how to sustain in the competitive markets.

P3: But that you can even do without an MBA.

Me: Sir, to make any company successful, the underlying priciple is to minimize risk and maximise the revenue. And, an MBA in Finance will help me get that feeling.

P1, P3: See but you already know that principle.

Me: But, I will also be competing amongst the best minds of the country, so we can then share the skillset and I may get the useful resources for my future goal. And infact sir, the COO of my company: Bhavesh is also an MBA in Fin from IIM-C

P1: Anyways, these days people say that ecommerce is not having a bright future. It runs only on giving lucrative offers and dicsounts on the things. And once, discounts are gone, the company will fall off.

Me: But this is just the one side of the story. While this is true that our ecom-giants are currently incurring losses, like FLipkart, Snapdeal, but in the longer run say 5-10 years down the line, these will grow. These will develop that credibility and reliability for the ecom to work even without discounts. Say, for example: Uber, OLA, and TFS, TFS is a relatively new brand and is giving so many discount coupons these days. We do use them, but now if a girl wants to travel in night, or I want to reach to some place urgently say in next 1 hour, I'll prefer Uber over others. that is because the services have developed the credibility amongst the customers by now.

P3: Okay. Any other call you have ?

Me: Sir, IIM-K,S,I,..

P3: Not Ahmedabad ?

Me: Sir, my sectionals in Verbal were not that great, though the overall was. So...

P3: Okay Shubham, That's all from our side...

  • Looks good :smiley: ATB bhai.. 6h.
CAT13: 96.82 CAT14: 98.36 CAT15: 99.65 Calls: I,K,S,C