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How is welingkar MMS? How's the placement and quality of faculty and students?

  • CAP through the only colleges worth going for are Sydenha.... 12h.
  • frankly speaking in CAP only SIMSREE is only 1 option lef.... 26s.
Sagar Mission-2015 @TSagar 4

CAP through the only colleges worth going for are Sydenham, KJ, Welingkar. So it is amongst the Best of the city, but from bottom

(SIES, Dalmia etc are good too, but not that great, not much of a brand value.)

SrK . @rahulathavle 38

frankly speaking in CAP only SIMSREE is only 1 option left , also  it is state government college with v  less fee  of the colleges are Average .

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A and B  can fill a cistern in 7nd half mins and 5mins respectively and C can carry off 14litres per min.if the cistern is already full and all three pipes are opened ,then it is emptied in many litres can it hold

  • Answer is 40litres. 2m.
  • V- (2V/15 +V/5 - 14 )=0 2V/3 = 14 so V=21 litre ?. 2m.
hellp @hoya 7

Answer is 40litres

Rolling Stone @Highway66 5,826

V- (2V/15 +V/5 - 14 )=0

2V/3 = 14 so V=21 litre ? 

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Anyone still waitlisted for PGDM? I've withdrawn today. Contact me if anyone wants to join in place of me. 



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@ITM.Counselor Hi, are the admissions still open? Can I apply through July ATMA scores as I haven't taken any exam till now.

  • Hi Ibad, I would like to inform you that we accept the .... 10m.
ITM Counselor @ITM.Counselor 72

Hi Ibad, 

I would like to inform you that we accept the july ATMA, and we have campuses in Bangalore, Chennai, Warangal, Navi Mumbai Kharghar, Mumbai Dombivali and also in  Noida although our seats are full but there can be possibility of seat vacant for some specialization you can share your contact details and academic records with us or feel free to call our Campus Counselor Anagha :- 9320316100. You can also visit our website i.e

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Due to personal reasons I will not be able to join BITS before August 1. However, we have been asked to report on 29th July. What should I do?

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Is it too late to start some serious prep for CAT 2015??

  • have you given cat before?. 47m.
  • no it isnt. just complete your course by july end and sta.... 24m.
Bhavik Leuva @bhavikleuva 26

have you given cat before?

BE LOGICAL @alanshore 633

no it isnt. just complete your course by july end and start giving mocks. CAT will happen in October end/november ,so u would have 3 months just for mocks which is quite sufficient i think 

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Hi everyone , before applying for hostel & to avoid any mistake I request everyone to go through the file 'How to apply for the hostel' given in the below link. 

  • And what about the passbook photocopy...?. 1h.
  • @geetraga99 u need to attach passbook photocopy & cancel.... 29m.
Mohit Dhawan, DSM-DTU, 2014-2016, 
Gurugeet singh @geetraga99 1

And what about the passbook photocopy...?

DSM DTU @manadhawan 48

@geetraga99  u need to attach passbook photocopy & cancelled cheque of either your account or your mother/father, make sure passbook photocopy & cancelled cheque belongs to same account.

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what's the lowest %ile among NC-OBC, who got into 4th waitlist?

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  • 96.8 for 4th also depends on the interview....... 31m.
Shubham Chavhan @shubham16 1

96.8 for 4th also depends on the cant say anythin for only percentile

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QA: 68 (28c/16w)

VA: 62 (25c/13w)

OA: 130 ACCURACY is too bad

moderate verbal, difficult LR

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  • Time to take all the test series available in the market :. 38m.
  • @shashank3012 Abse bull mock bhi seriously dunga...:D. 31m.
Aditya Sharma @Anonymous 58

Time to take all the test series available in the market :

Kakarot Z @IITB_571 107

@shashank3012 Abse bull mock bhi seriously dunga...:D

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"He left early as he had an urgent work. However, He finished the task assigned to him"

Guys the usage of 'however' is correct or not..??

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From 9 %ile to 99 %ile... A five year journey...


This story is different in the sense that it belongs to a perfectly average person. No IIT/NIT tag, no academic/gender diversity, general category, no super high academic scores to boast of, no ultimate extracurricular and no extra special talents either. He just had a lot of determination, nothing more than that.


Converts: MDI, New IIMS, IIML(SM), TISS, NITIE, FMS, IIFT(WL-did not proceed with the process)

Joined: FMS

It took me 5 long years, 5 CAT attempts, a lot of other MBA entrance exams, a few failures over past years, 2 waitlists, a lot of Parents' blessings, and even more God's grace to achieve it. Can't be any happier, can't be any more thankful to God. P.S. Dreams do come true, sometimes it just takes a lot longer than usual.


Total CAT attempts: 5 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

CAT 10 VA score: 9 percentile (probably a negative score)

CAT 13: 65.53 percentile

CAT 14: 99.37 percentile

CAT 14 VA score: 99.49 percentile

Finally joining: FMS Delhi

Total work ex before joining FMS: 47 months(at the time of CAT, it was 40 months)

Xth: 82%

XIIth: 80% 68.44%

The Journey

2010 - The beginning

It was the time when there used to be 3 sections in CAT namely QA, LRDI, VA. After finishing QA and LRDI, I looked at the timer. I just had 22 minutes left and VA yet to be started. And then I further made a strategy error! Decided to go through all questions) including RCs. Attempted some 11-12 questions out of 20. On outer, I felt satisfied having attempted atleast a decent number of questions, but deep inside I knew I had screwed it.

Result day: QA: 99.5 LRDI: 99.2 VA: 9 (Yes! just 9 - probably a negative absolute score)

CAT was my dream after all, which now lay broken on the floor. It was heartbreaking. I was still a college kid, and looking at that score card broke my heart. That night I cried like hell, till I felt asleep on my own. I had put all my hopes on CAT only, did not even sit for college placements. But after the debacle, found a job and took it. Life goes on afterall.

2011 & 2012 - The wasted years

The job was decent, salary was coming. The thought of CAT almost left my mind. Though I did attempt both of these CATs, but just for the namesake, without any preparation whatsoever. The thinking that it is better to write CAT after some workex further pushed me to ignore CAT. Result: Scores of early 80s in both attempts. Though I bettered my VA performance, probably because now there were just 2 sections: QADI and VALR(was fairly good in LR). Also, there was fixed time per section so I could spend more time on section 2.

2013-The dream resurrects

It was already July when I again decided to take CAT seriously. I already had 2 years of workex and at the time of CAT, it was to become 2.5 years. Now I was feeling bad to have wasted 2 previous attempts.

Nonetheless, I took a test series and started preparing again. Since the time was less, so I did the mistake of skipping basics and directly jump to tests and questions. The job took a lot of my time so I did not get a lot of time to practice, yet I tried to do my best. Days passed and I started giving mocks. In some of them, I did very good, but in some of them I did very bad, but I kept attempting them. On CAT day, I did fairly ok, not good, not bad.

Result: 65.53 percentile. I was taken aback. This was my worst OA score ever. Pathetic thoughts started coming to my mind. Was I not smart enough for it? Is it all over forever? Should I finally move on after 4 attempts? I took suggestions from a lot of people, but many of them suggested me to move on and put my efforts in the job. That I was already overage for CAT and seeing my past record, it is not wise to carry on.

2014 - The dream finally comes true

After thinking a lot, I decided to give it another strong attempt. By now, all my friends at job had switched to other companies for career growth, but I decided to stay so that I can concentrate on CAT.

I decided that coaching would bring me routine so joined classes in late January. My job demanded more than 12 hours a day and usually I came back home after 7:30-8:00 PM. After having some rest and dinner, the thought of picking up those books after such a tiring day felt like hell. But nevertheless, I almost everyday picked up those books at around 9:00 PM and studied till late night around 1:00 AM till eyes could take no more. Woke up again at 7 Am to go to office and routine continued. On weekends, I went to classes and studied whole day. The mocks started getting better and consistent this time, though VA was still a bit dicey but was improving.

All was going well, when suddenly the pattern of CAT changed. It was now a 170 minute, 100 question test. What was worse was that there was no time boundation for sections, which brought back my first attempt nightmares. I was so tensed that I flunked my next few mocks, before my teacher counseled me. Again, it started getting better. I did a lot of practice. Infinite number of questions, topic tests, sectional tests to improve my VA, and the results were promising.

CAT day - The nightmares of first attempt were still on my mind. The exam seemed easier than usual. Attempted around 42 questions of Section one in just 70 minutes. Now I had 100 minutes for section 2. Being extra cautious attempted 40 questions in section 2. OA 82 attempts, it certainly was a satisfactory performance.


Section 1: 97.62( was a bit disappointed)

Section 2: 99.49 (After scoring 9 in 1st attempt, this surely was unbelievable)

I almost cried when I saw that result. That satisfaction was to be felt. It really felt divine.


As expected, did not get any BLACKI call given my poor academic scores. Only AC were possible with that profile, for which my score was not enough.

For rest of interviews, some went good, some went bad. There was this one question which was asked in each of my interviews:

Q - Why so late for an MBA?

Ans- It has been my dream for 5 years, and it is never too late to wake up to your dreams.

FMS: 99.37 was a low score if we talk about FMS. I needed an extra ordinary performance in the PI given heavy weightage to CAT score at FMS, and considering that FMS PI is usually only 5-7 min process, it was even more difficult. But fortunately, the interview was based majorly on Philosophy, which is my forte, and I did perform very well there. I scored 5/5 in extempore and 9/10 in interview. On the result day, I had a WL of 88, which seemed comfortable, and I converted in the second wait list.

P.S - We all have that dream and we should keep hanging to it. It is never too late. All the best to everyone.

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  • your journey is inspiration for so many people like me..w.... 12h.
  • Congrats :smiley: and thanks for sharing. It's really a.... 40m.
CAT '13-65.53 | CAT '14-99.37 | VA '10-09.11 | VA '14-99.49 | AIWTSAC
tremendous shikha @Pshikha 1

your journey is inspiration for so many people like me..who had screwed there 1st attempt and have low acads...thanks for sharing it and all the best for ur bright future....:)

Sudipta Dey @GoldenEagle01

Congrats and thanks for sharing. It's really a motivating story.

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My merit order is 32 and have got confirmed paid seat admission in mba ib,what are my chances of getting a regular seat?

  • If I have got mba ib paid seat,so what r chances of getti.... 14h.
  • i can't tell. u wil only cm to knw abt it during ur 2nd c.... 45m.

If I have got mba ib paid seat,so what r chances of getting regular seat?

Abhishek Khemka @abhikhemka 156

i can't tell. u wil only cm to knw abt it during ur 2nd counselling.

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The largest number amongst the following that will perfectly divide 101^100 - 1 is

A 100 B 10,000 C 100100 D 100,000

Please share the solution as well .

  • B. 2h.
  • B.. because when 101 is multiplies with 101 it yeilds 201.... 45m.
Robin Agarwal @robin.rke24

B.. because when 101 is multiplies with 101 it yeilds 201 in the end and this continues like 301,401, so it will be 100001 in the end 

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Hey guys...

I was thinking to purchase IMS Test series.What I want to know is : If i am not able to give any proctored test at the IMS centre , then would it be available online for any period of time ? If yes , would they provide me with the percentile result or not , or just the the marks ?

Actually , it takes almost 1 hour to reach the IMS centre from my college . Therefore , sometimes it might not be possible to appear for the test .

Also , does TIME or CL provide with such facility ?

  • Cl gives percentile and ranks as well if you give after t.... 1h.
  • No Idea abt TIME & CL....ideally they should. 1h.
IIT Guwahati | Hoping to get into an IIM 
you just wasted time reading this @guitar_geek 936

Cl gives percentile and ranks as well if you give after test window.  Time ke Missed tests you will be able to give  in September, though I have no idea about percentile is given or not,  most likely it will be given. 

@shrutikkartha 1

No Idea abt TIME & CL....ideally they should

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koi aimcat ka schedule post kar do pls..

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How many 4 digit numbers have the sum equal to 12?

  • 11+3C3. 2h.
  • 87...11C3 - 13C2. 2h.