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New IIM's GD-PI/WAT preparation thread

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Hi All




workex-2 years

Female NC OBC

IIMk interview was not great. I have been shortlisted for great lakes PGPM. The fee can be refunded till april only. Do i stand a chance in new iim or should i take up great lakes.

Please reply very confused

  • good chance in new iims..all the best. 3d.
  • You will definitely get through New IIMs ...Need not go f.... 2m.
crazy4iim @crazyforiim 3

good chance in new iims..all the best

Pradeep Choudhary @Pradeep_Choudhary 1

You will definitely get through New IIMs ...Need not go for Great Lakes !! 

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[2014] Mock Score Repository

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AIMCAT.......QA/DI......VA/LR.......OA...........AIR.......SectionalCutoff not cleared

1514..............86.1..........90.27.......90.8........ 1520 1520N..........99.03......49.71........94.69........483........VA/LR 1519N...........99.25.......70.61.......96.39........226........VA/LR 1518N...........97.19.........74.6.........94.81........288.........VA/LR 1517N...........99.85.......59............98.14........76............VA/LR 1516N...........96.77........74.51........93.4.........1417..........VA/LR 1515N...........95.09.......60.6........88.78........1750.......VA/LR 1514N...........98.65.......51.6..........93.65.......1261........VA/LR 1513N...........95.53.......90.64......97.05........545 1512N...........99.76........75.8........98.69........228........VA/LR 1511N...........87.54.........74.13.......85.13........2383.......VA/LR 1510N..........94.44........95.67......96.98........488

1509N.........95.8..........89.8........96.52........415 1508N........94.89.........26.19.......77.84........2662.......VA/LR 1507N........96.05.........87.36......95.63........575


1505N........99.8..........99.86.......99.97........3 1504N........99.16.........59.24.......96.93.......293........VA/LR 1503N.......98.74.........49.8..........93.48......683........VA/LR 1502N.......71.67...........49.74........63.4........2355......VA/LR & QA/DI 1501N........91.88..........91.15..........94.22......430

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  • @STD-minmach did u refer to just time material ??. 1h.
  • yes, i just studied the TIME material and used the PG qua.... 3m.
CAT 2011 -97.51 [99.31,77.53] Calls-New IIMs__CAT 2013-76.23 [62.5,83.28]__CAT 2014- 98.57 [100, 65.55]__IIFT 2014 Shortlisted   
alan shore @alanshore 5

@STD-minmach did u refer to just time material ??

Tarun Moltisanti @STD-minmach 60

yes, i just studied the TIME material and used the PG quant thread for problem solving in the last 15 days or so. I was enrolled in TiME test series

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[2015-2017] BITS Pilani, Official MBA Admission Helpdesk

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any1 shortlisted with 85-90%ile in cat(finding only 60s and 70s here)????? or m i amongst the very few in this range  :-(   ...

  • @blithesome No offence Sir. I just wished to be more info.... 1h.
  • @vnsharma what is your profile ?. 4m.
13 sess :-cat-86.xx,nmat-206,cmat-204,snap-81..14sess cat-88.68,snap-86.xx,nmat-209  
Narasimha Sharma @vnsharma 2

@blithesome No offence Sir. I just wished to be more informed and hence sought some explanation. I am quiet happy to know your views and surely I am suprised that I failed to think along those  lines. Now, I have decided to focus all my energies on IIM C. I have got the call for FPM program and that is what I think would be worth working hard for. Thanks a lot.

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@CAVSK  plz guide for preparation of gd and with the pi questions...

Dream BIG to achieve BIGGER.. 
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the roots of x^2+px+q=0 and x^2+qx+p=0 are real. which is the following is the condition or combination of conditions for two equations to have exactly one common root?
3)p not equal to 1/2

  • 1. 3h.
  • let common root is "a". At "a" both equations will be equ.... 15m.
  "Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise." - Frank Ocean.  
Raub @raub 1

let common root is "a". At "a" both equations will be equal - a^2+p*a+q = a^2+q*a+p, (p-q)*a = (p-q), a=1 (p is not equal to q). So 1 is the common root. 1+p+q = 0

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IBS Hyderabad 2014-16 Queries

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any one here willing to join IBS -H with approx 2 years of work experience ?  Guys any laterals over here ? and how do you expect  ROI ? College doesn't seem to fit .. please guide me ..

  • Thanks Shankar , I already have offers from NDIM , ITM - .... 1h.
  • Exactly the same situation and again a nice dilemma requi.... 22m.
Sai Prashant @saidiffrent 1

Thanks Shankar , I already have offers from NDIM , ITM - navi mumbai  & Balaji ..i think i can do better ..  

Hemang Juneja @juneja.hemang

Exactly the same situation and again a nice dilemma requires my attention...little skeptical about ROI.

575 CAT IIM Lucknow

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

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IIML Interview Date : 3 March
Place : IIML ,Noida Campus
Wat/GD Topic : Net Neutrality needs Government regulation? Please suggest your point of.
Thanks to Ebook given by Essay for IIM.Its content helps me a lot in writing my WAT and GD was also fruitful. I was very much clear what does it mean and whats going on in and around the world about this.
Performance: Satisfactory in GD and WAT Both.

Here comes mostly deadly part of my life "The interview of IIML"
Mode of communication: 50% Hindi and 50% English.
First I would like to say that Dear IIML, i do not feel that just because we are MBA Aspirants , we should know everything.
Unfortunately i was the only guy who filled form for all three courses. So first impression they got from my form is that this candidate is dying to do MBA from IIML. They murmured to each other he wants admission in any case.
2 gentlemen in Interview panel.
P1: Remote control used which Rays?
Me: Infrared Rays,
P1 was looking at me so strangely that i committed a crime by saying this.
P1: Then what is UV rays?
Me: This is dangerous for Human being and we don't used in Remote control and also the band is different for both.
P2: Don't you know that IIML has designed these 3 courses keeping something in mind.
Me: Yes I know that and i want to become the part of this curriculum because i believe that Its faculty , student and college campus which place important role in delivering the better education.
P2: What is Microwave?
Me:(Dude i am not working in manufacturing or development of remote )
Sir MW is different from IR and UV and it is also not harmful to much extent to human being.These three lies in different bands.
P2: can you tell me the boundary Limit for distinguishing all three in radiation band line?
Me: no sir i do not recall. 
Both started talking to each other.."Dekho samsung me kaam karta hai ye bhi nahi pata" Kya poonche ab isse.
P2: acha ye baatao paddy kaha hoti hai?
Me: Sir Punjab ,Haryana aur uttar pradseh me..
P2: acha aam ki 5-6 varitey batao?
Me: Told them in hindi too.
P2:Moong daal ka kya bhav hai?
Me. 60-65 Rs.
P2: aur jeera kitane me milega?
Me: 100 gm 20 rs to kilo 200 rs.
P2: Kali Mirch?
Me: Never purchased , i only buy Garam Masala in packet form.
P2: Ok Doodh kitane ka hai Half litre Amul ka?
Me: 24 Rs 
P2 Bislery water 500 Ml?
Me: 15 rs
P2:Ok to fir dhoodh 48 rs ka 1 kilo and pani 30 rs ka i litre? can we substitute Milk with water? what does substitute theory in economics say?
Me; We can replace it with curd and Raita for substitution, i dont think water is good idea.Water have its own important and necessity to consume. You can drink milk in place of water every time.
P2: acha where is spices board in India?
Me: In kerala, But not sure about exact location. Andar se to guts feeling aa rahi thi bol to coachin.. Lekin socha chor yaar kyun pange lena. 
P2: Acha koi food industry and Sustainable management ka candidate aata hai to ham use lenge ya tumhe?
Me: The guy who seems to suitable for you. Although that guys is having advantage over me in terms of course and work ex. But you can decide who can be better assets to college and community.

Lastly OK tumhe agar kahi se final call nahi aati hai to IIML SM join karoge,?
Me: yes karunga
(Yaar agar tumhe pata hai ki sala course hi kharab hai to fir candidate se judge kyun karwa rahhe ho ya fir design kyun kiya. Just to earn Money by charging hefty fees.)

In all i Must say they were not interested in taking me at first instance although i have tried to give them better reason for applying 3 courses.
What kind of Questions are you guys asking to me, please see the level.
I am working in Mobile division and you are asking me about Remote control? Now trying to figure out my domain knowledge and functional knowledge. I have read all these spectrum and frequency band in 12th standard, who the hell do remember these wavelengths frequency.

Verdict: REJECTED 100% SURE
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.Today i got Bad Luck. 

  • Those random questions were just meant to rile you! And b.... 3h.
  • which panel were you in?. 31m.
Piyush Agarwal @michael_scott 22

Those random questions were just meant to rile you! And boy have you seem to have done splendidly on those very questions where more than half the junta would have gone on loop saying "I don't know"! Hats off to you!


which panel were you in?

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My PI is scheduled by CAT score on 21 March, 2015. I have two questions related to it: 

1. Do we need to fill any form online before the interview ?

2. I have filled the form for both CAT and CMAT 2015. Will there be a separate interview for CMAT for which list will be out on 30th March? 

Thanks in advance !

  • You just had to book your slot. You won't be called again.... 55m.
  • @Mrix: In the place where you book your slot, you will fi.... 34m.
Parag Gadge @Parag2611 15

You just had to book your slot. You won't be called again for the CAPI Process.

Saptarshi Das @sky-aimer 76

@Mrix: In the place where you book your slot, you will find the link for the candidate profile form. You need to convert it into Word Format and then fill it either on the computer or by pen after taking a printout. Finally, you need to bring a hardcopy of the filled in form to the CA-PI centre. 

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2014-2016 IISc Bangalore,DoMs-Master of Mgmt (Official Thread)

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IIM A WAT+PI Experience

Date: 28/2/2015, 1.30PM

Center: IIFT, New Delhi

Profile: X 94.3%, XII 91.6%, IITK CGPA 8.3, CAT 99.99%ile, 6 month work-exp

WAT Topic: Pass rate in UK schools is 98%, the exams are getting easier and one more statement about the increase in no. of people climbing Mt. Everest but the height has remained the same. Had to evaluate the claims, assumptions, strengthen/weaken the argument and evaluate the analogy. Time: 30 mins

I think I wrote relatively well, answered all the questions that were mentioned.

(Preparation: 1/5, Performance: 3/5)

PI Experience:

No. of panelists: 2 male profs aged 45 & 35(could have been an alumnus) yrs

Panel No: 3, S.No: 4

Time: 20 mins

Started with Why MBA?

-Prepared answer(business verticals, holistic perspective, etc.)

Do you usually use such words?

-If I'm having serious intellectual discussions with friends then I do

Assume I'm your friend and then answer the question


Asked about work ex

-Explained what I do. Elaborated on a project I had worked on. Some cross questions. Got a bit nervous in between(don't know why, everything was going fine). They asked me to not be nervous and that I was doing well, offered me a glass of water.

-Continued. The discussion was decent.


-Football, reading.

What do you read?

-Usually fiction, fantasy.

Don't like non-fiction?

-I recently read a book on economics.

What would you like to discuss about from that book?

-RBI's monetary policy. Reserve ratios, rates, etc.

What is repo?


Why isn't it just called interest rate, why repo?

-Knew. Explained.

Ministers were putting pressure on Raghuram Rajan to cut interest rates. Why didn't he cut the rates earlier?

-Told that cutting rates without proper fiscal consolidation and growth opportunities will lead to inflation.

Is it always so? Gave examples of US, EU and Japan where interest rates are negative but inflation is still low.

-Told them that I wasn't aware of it but on the basis of the amount of knowledge I have I can say that it is probably bec. they are developed economies where room for improvement is not much whereas, India being a developing nation has a lot to improve on. Injecting more money into the market in a developed nation wouldn't have as pronounced impact on inflation as in countries like India.

Do you know this or are you taking a guess?

-I don't know this but I'm not taking a guess. I am analyzing the problem and this is what I think can be a reason based on the limited amount of knowledge that I have.

Chemical Engineering. What do you know about crude oil distillation.

- Drew the distillation column and the various fractions. Gas, petrol, diesel, gasoline, wax, tar, etc.

How does quality of coal affect this process.

-(Confused) Told coal is probably used for heat generation in this process and if we use good quality coal like anthracite the amount required would be low. Didn't know the exact answer but handled the question okay.

Is the gas from the top fraction CNG?

-CNG is compressed natural gas. Natural gas is usually found above crude oil deposits but the gas from the top fraction is not natural gas. 

What about petrochemicals?

-(Had missed naptha, etc in my diagram ) Told them can't recall :( 

(If only I'd remembered this. )

That's all. Thank you Shashwat.

- Thanks a lot Sir

(Preparation: 3/5, Performance: 3.25/5)

Kept a smile on my face, the interviewers didn't look angry or unimpressed and were cracking jokes in between.

Overall decent performance.

Verdict - Awaited.

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  • @Burgundy US,EU and Japan are examples of liquidity trap,.... 2d.
  • Very strange.I have 4 years of hard core experience in in.... 42m.
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Shashank KK @superkk 276

@Burgundy US,EU and Japan are examples of liquidity trap,lekin yeh toh convert hi hain

amardeep singh @amardeep15 92

Very strange.I have 4 years of hard core experience in investment banking and was not asked a single question related to my work  and aaltu faltu saari baatein  puch li.. and they are asking a chemical engineering guy banking questions  ..srange

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SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2014 & other Exams

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scmhrd waitlisted

  • bhaiyo agar seprate lsit bhi hn toh mera kya scne hn conv.... 1h.
  • wl- 81. 49m.
@ShashaBoy 2

bhaiyo agar seprate lsit bhi hn toh mera kya scne hn convert ka sc category 34.....n i hope ki ek he list ho...but ek list hogi toh woh logicslly kaise kaam karegi....

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I had not received any call letter or acknowledgment mail and could not check the college site in time and today I came to know that I have my interview scheduled tomorrow. So I request you to kindly postpone my appointment to a later date so that I can attend the gd/pi process. Will it be possible now?

  • @prateekm28 Hey prateek.. I got a call 3 weeks back that .... 4h.
  • @KishoreDivakaran First of all, calm down and relax! Do n.... 54m.
Kishore Divakaran @KishoreDivakaran 1

@prateekm28 Hey prateek.. I got a call 3 weeks back that the call letter has reached the local office of the courier service(Overnite express) and them asking me were they should deliver it to(i gave them the option of delivering it to my home or my office which is a pretty famous it park down here) but the service being the poorest of the poor I haven't received it yet..Numerous calls got me nowhere so I actually gave the office a visit today and they tell me it has been moved to another office of theirs..Can you please provide me a workaround for this issue because handling these incompetent idiots has become one big headache..Im least hopeful that it will reach me by the time of my interview on Mar 15..

Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28 54

@KishoreDivakaran First of all, calm down and relax! Do not worry at all. When the website says you're shortlisted, that essentially means you have cleared the first hurdle. You need not carry the call letter with you during your admissions process. I hope you must have received an email of the call letter and the print out of that shall suffice. If you've not received the email as well, even then it is not much of an issue. Just carry all other relevant documents with you at the time of GD-PI. Call letter won't be required. 

Now you may concentrate on your preparations and need not visit the office of the courier service provider at all. Hope it helps. All the best

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Guys...a formal shirt with a black trouser..and shoes? isn't that enough? is tie and blazer necessary at any cause?

I feel comfortable with this attire. 

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[Official] 2015-17 Delhi School of Economics, MBA IB/HRD Admission queries

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I have not received any official call letter by mail/post though my name is there in the list.

When i expect it to arrive?

  • yeah, same goes for me... I haven't received a call lette.... 1h.
Ashi K @ashi.kumar93

yeah, same goes for me... I haven't received a call letter or mail till now.

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Official verbal ability thread for CAT 2014

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there is no words like hairs right ?

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  • Correction! Plenty of bullets but the magazine is yet to .... 2h.
  • @kittuboy Of course!. 1h.
Susmit Basu @SusmitBasu 238

Correction! Plenty of bullets but the magazine is yet to be filled.

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how much fees does IMT ask for the confirmation of the admission after the list and how much time does it give to submit the fees..?

  • @Catphirse I saw its written 3.17lakhs (something like th.... 5h.
  • @Agapornis my bad 3.17 lakhs it is. 50k is the admissio.... 1h.
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Agapornis Roseicollis @Agapornis 3

@Catphirse I saw its written 3.17lakhs (something like that) in the website. Can you check your source?


@Agapornis my bad 3.17 lakhs it is.

 50k is the admission fee 

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hello puys,

I am from SC category having 87.6 percentile. any chance of getting a call from FMS?

  • @niksjans You might fetch a call (saying this because of .... 1h.
Rohan Desai @Rd721 123

@niksjans You might fetch a call (saying this because of the change in cut off in SJMSOM).. Conversion will depend on the weightage of CAT score.. Hope it's

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[Official] 2015-16 Great Lakes Chennai PGPM Admission queries

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I got a mail for attending GD/PI with some listed documents.

I need your guidance in arranging few of them.

As per mail.....

  1. Following academic mark sheets and certificates.               Post-Graduate/ Professional Qualification - What does "Professional Qualification" mean..?                                                                                                                                               2.Work experience certificate (if applicable) -- Does bonafide certificate from company suffice...?
  • 15th March. At Bangalore.. 1h.
  • ok,mine 24 patna. 1h.

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OBC Discussion thread for IIMs and other mba colleges..

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