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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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Have mentors under the i-mentorship programme been assigned?

  • i got an email today from my mentor. 7d.
  • Professor McGonagall? :stuck_out_tongue:. 11m.
CAT'15:98.51  XAT'16:99.327  Calls from XLRI, SPJIMR, IIMI, IIMS 
hermoine17
Hermione Granger @hermoine17 18

 i got an email today from my mentor

gotfan
Shreehari H @gotfan 43

Professor McGonagall?

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Can anybody give me an approx idea about how many students are majoring in HR, in the current batch? .???

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  • In the previous batch the number was in double figures.. 1h.
  • Well I hope I convert yar ...imt people have a premium ta.... 16m.
Sourabh21088
Sourabh Singh @Sourabh21088 63

In the previous batch the number was in double figures.

ranareshab
reshab rana @ranareshab 35

Well I hope I convert yar ...imt people have a premium tag on their naukri profiles...

471 CAT CMAT MAT XAT GMAT ATMA MICA Ahmedabad

MICA Ahmedabad Official Discussion Forum 2016

The official forum of MICA: The School of Ideas (Ahmedabad) for all queries and admissions-related discussions. A to...

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hi, Please help someone. I cant download the admit card.

  • somebody please help. 21m.
  • Give me your ID, I can download and mail it to you. 10m.
arunimazzcool
@arunimazzcool

somebody please help

MegNig
M. @MegNig 3

Give me your ID, I can download and mail it to you

1.5k CAT CMAT XAT GMAT SIMSR Mumbai

[Official] 2016-18 KJ Somaiya (K. J. SIMSR), Mumbai Admission Queries

Online Application - http://simsr.somaiya.edu/simsr/adm/pgdm16/onlineform/Login.aspx Qualifying Exam - CAT 2015, XAT...

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In order to send my documents..CAT & CMAT Admit card as well as Score card, XAT Score Card, Work ex certificate in place..But I don't have my XAT Admit card and it is no longer available on the site..will that be a problem?

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  • Alright..thanks!. 1h.
  • wat is the last date to send all these documents?. 25s.
sanchit.koul
Sanchit Koul @sanchit.koul 2

wat is the last date to send all these documents?

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[Official] 2016-18 IIM Kozhikode GD-WAT-PI Call Getters Discussion

Many congratulations to all who have been shortlisted for the interview stage.You are now just one step away from sec...

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Venue :Bangalore  9 Feb  WAT/GD Topic: China's economy is slowing down. It is difficult for China to register rapid growth again. 15 mins for WAT..15-20 mins for GD. Pi: Q. 1 Tell us something about yourself. Q. 2 Are you comfortable with quant? A. I said I will try. Prof- There is no try, are you comfortable. Me- Yes sir I am. Prof- 10th basics or 12th? Me- Sir I can answer whatever was there in cat syllabus. Prof- We don't know what is Cat syllabus. Me- Sir, it has 10th basics as syllabus. Prof- That means you can not answer 12th level questions. Me- I can sir. Prof- Draw a prism Me- (drew the prism popular in optics) Prof- Draw a pyramid Me- (drew a pyramid; which was similar to the prism drawn) Prof- But you said that it is a prism. Me- Sir this is what prism in optics looks like. Prof- But we are asking you about quant. Me- (redrawn "quant-wala" prism) The profs started laughing. (really don't know why :/) Q 3. Do you like Uttarakhand (my home town is in uttarakhand)? A- Yes, a lot. Prof- But there are a lot of natural calamities that occur there. Do you think it is man-made? Me- Yes. (Gave some examples) Prof- Uttarakhand experiences a lot of earthquakes also. Me- Yes sir. (told them thats coz of its location) Prof- Why do you think places in himalayan region experience earthquakes? Me- Coz of tectonic plate movements sir, n himalaya is relatively younger mountain range blah blah blah Prof- So earthquakes are not man- made? Me- No sir, not earthquakes -_- Q 4. What is JAM? (I mentioned it as a hobby) A- Explained the game and its rules. Prof- (to other prof)Wow! we shoud play this sometime. Q 5. You started the GD so well, what happened to you in the middle? A- I was listening to points made by other candidates as they were bringing up new facts I was unaware of, But at the end we concluded the point I ws trying to make at the first place. Q 6. What do you think is hampering india's growth? A- Gave them a few reasons. Q 7. Any questions you want to ask? A- No thank you sir. Time- 20-25 mins

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  • WAT before..same topic. 2m.
  • and GD easy hota hoga fir to, time mil jata hoga!. 1m.
rapunzelpless
CA . @rapunzelpless 111

and GD easy hota hoga fir to, time mil jata hoga!

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[Official] Thread for MAH- MBA/ MMS CET 2016

This Thread is for Discussion of Colleges as well as Preparation for MBA/MMS CET 2016 (March). Add your friends and l...

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solution for Entering marks issue:

Enter ur marks and append two zeros after decimal.

Eg. 1495.00

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  • Yep thats what i did .. 1m.

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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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do lbsim also conduct written analysis test in gd pi round

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  • Hi, no there would be no written test,only a GD and PI wo.... 4m.
anjali431
@anjali431 2

Hi, no there would be no written test,only a GD and PI would take place.

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Just wanted to ask .. did everyone who got shortlisted received a mail? Please let me know. When and how did you got the interview Details. Thanks in advance .

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CAT 2015 Aspirants

I wanted to join TIME institute's super-long term course for CAT '15\\. I want to prepare with a relaxed mind. I'm ba...

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I got a mail from new iims saying that I am shortlisted for all the 8 new iims. But till now I have received mail only from iim bodh gaya. Does that mean my wat pi will be only for iim bodh gaya ?

  • If you have got a mail saying you are shortlisted for all.... 8m.
sujaygokhale
Sujay Gokhale @sujaygokhale 52

If you have got a mail saying you are shortlisted for all iims, then you have are shortlisted for all iims.

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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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Is IIM Rohtak interview list is also declared? Has anyone received call from Rohtak 

  • calls for interview ill b given in march n candidates ill.... 13m.
spachori9
Shivangi Pachori @spachori9 4

calls for interview ill b given in march n candidates ill be called in april for interview

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what is the schedule for tomorrow's test?? Nothing has been mentioned in the admit card other than the venue.. N what would be the test duration?? Some one plz help me ...

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Can someone share the process of CnPI? What all rounds are there? Is there a separate WAT or GD prior to PI? What do they generally ask in each of these rounds?

TIA.

CAT '15 : 93.09 || XAT '16 : 96.76 

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Second Stage (GD/GE/PI/WAT) Shortlist Announcement for IIM-C (Released)

The shortlist for IIM-C has been released. Visit http://203.197.126.76/2015/ to check your status. Stay tuned to this...

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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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Hi puys

want to know when the mock series of time CL and ims will  start for cat 2016???

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  • @dr002200 oh r both online tests?. 19m.
  • @dr002200 exam infornt of an examiner. 18m.

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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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[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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Nobody in the first lot of selection was awarded the EWS category. Even after submitting the proper documents. Will it be only for the second lot students? Or will it be granted later in the course, for example second year? Admins kindly clear this out. And please it's very important.

Hoping and hoping !! 

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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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IIM Kozhikode Interview Experience: WAT and GD:Chennai flood is a man-made disaster or nature's fury (Overall it went well.I was the one who started it off and we all came to a consensus it was a man-made disaster)

Interview:There were two interviewers P1,P2

P1:So Mr what are the calls that you have? Me:Told

P1:Is it a lottery or something? Me:First misunderstood the question then when he clarified I said it is purely because of my hard work and effort that I have got these calls

P1:OK,What are you doing currently? Me:Just resigned from my company and will be opting for MBA

P1:How do you know you will get selected? Me:Sir I am optimistic that I will get through this year itself.

P1:Tell me something about your college-How old?Which stream are u from? Me:Told..bla bla..Mentioned I was the department topper. P1:answered Meanwhile P2 was looking into my forms.He comes in P2:With three 2s how will you get 8? gave me a paper to write Me:Done

P2:Any other way Me:Done

P2:Another way Me:Thinking and said Sir I am not finding any other ways.I had shown 2 ways

P2:Ok.Tell me 3 women corporates who have done MBA Me:Answered.

P2:Do you know anyone from IIM Kozhikode?

Me:Yes.I knew one of my sister's friend who passed out in 2015.So told about her.

P1:Who? Me:I again told P1:Ok.

P2:What is the language of Kerala?

Me:Answered

P2:Do you have friends from Kerala?(Seems Excited) Me:Yes Sir During my training in Bangalore I have made couple of friends from Kerala

P2:Do you have IBM office in Kerala?

Me:Sir there is no functional office.

P2:Who is the Chief Minister of Gujarat?

Me:Sir Anand..(Oh no I forgot her name..)Sir cannot recollect her name now

P2:Lady?

Me:Yes Sir

(I have told earlier how I look up to MS Dhoni's leadership style although I come from Sourav Ganguly's place ie Behala)

P1:Ok..Why do you like him? Me:Answered..bla bla..compared this with 2 leaders under whom I have worked in office and stressed on how Dhoni handles pressure in crunch situation

P1:So what is his age now?

Me:Told..

P1:When did he start playing cricket?

Me:Told

P1:So he has been playing almost 12 years..and people almost play for 20 years..Why everyone wants him to step down

Me:I think sir..people have found a replacement of MS Dhoni in Virat Kohli and forgot all his achievements

P1:Ok..What will be your picking order?

Me:Sir to be honest.I would pick Bangalore at first place..it is a nice place to be in.But secondly I would go for Kozhikode.I have heard it is also a great place to do your MBA from.

P1:Asks to P2 anything from your side.

P2:No.Thank You Me:Thank You

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  • ur percentile?. 4h.
  • why he asked, " Is it a lottery or something?". 48m.
Give life a chance,life will pay back to u  
manjrekarraj
@manjrekarraj 1

why he asked, "

Is it a lottery or something?"

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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...

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  • @shubhamranka92 it is a good interview. Lets hope u get a.... 2h.
  • Looking good :smiley: My kind of interview.. 1h.
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sachinjha
Aham Ninja !! ! @sachinjha 1,440

@shubhamranka92 it is a good interview. Lets hope u get a convert.. By the way.. Have a friend who was ur classmate - Kislay Pankaj!!

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Looking good My kind of interview.