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DTians,UDTians,fellow puys and pirls ... Please help !! 

IIM B vs IIM C ? 

kya kra jaye ? 

Edit - i m a computer science grad . with no work ex. 

@scrabbler  @plant.waters @anitsuri1990 @shashwatdgr8 @Burgundy @ferlonso@anka @eshanrock @Dark_Passenger please throw some light 

  • @jay3421 @Aaty please comment. 30m.
  • Well der is not much of a difference frankly.....u wont m.... 14s.
Calls -BLCKI,converts-sibm-p,scmhrd,nmims,imt;waitlist-spjimr; 
Usain Bolt @Aaty 1,120

Well der is not much of a difference frankly.....u wont make a wrong choice choosing by any1 of them...If I was in ur place, i wud have researched a bit more on the college culture and the legacy it has...and one that suits ur personality....go there...or else surviving  there for 2 yrs will be hell difficult

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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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welingkar or sies, which one is better??

  • Welingkar is better than SIES in terms of infrastructure,.... 19h.
  • According to placement welingkr is better,according to Ro.... 32s.
Prasad Sawant @sawant.prasad 2,430

Welingkar is better than SIES in terms of infrastructure, placements and industry reputation.


According to placement welingkr is better,according to Roi SIES.

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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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Spot the error in each of the following sentences with explanations

1. Ten thousand rupee notes is high price to pay.
2. Ten thousand rupees are a high price to pay.
3. Ten thousand rupee is high price to pay.4. Ten thousand rupees is a high price to pay.

  • 4th. 43m.
  • Answer is 4th IMO. As @IK14 mentioned above, it is consid.... 1m.
I shall come again with the best percentile of my life this year.  
Ashwin Kumar @Ashmaster007 41

Answer is 4th IMO. As @IK14 mentioned above, it is considered as a single entity, and hence IS, not ARE

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what does buffer calls mean?? I've heard ppl saying.. if buffer calls are given then WL movements are less...

  • Some additional candidates are added in the merit list ...... 2m.
 ghanta hoga ab kuch  ghanta..!! 
abhishek 07 @abhishek711 46

Some additional candidates are added in the merit list ..coz they already know some ppl wud be in iift.. 350 ppl are offered admission for seats of 250..these 100 are buffer calls..waitlist is given after that..

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(Declared) CAT 2014 Results

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Has anyone worked as a research associate? I've been approached to give an interview at Avalon global research.. But am still unsure of the exact role I will play.. There is talk of data mining and information collecting but does that mean I'll be staring at excel sheets all day in office? Can someone shed some light? Thanks!!

  • if you have been called for that role, I believe you woul.... 3m.
  • I m a fresher mate!. 2m.
Nabhonil Roy Chowdhury @Nabhonil 66

if you have been called for that role, I believe you would have a background in analytics. and for data mining and information collection..these are paradigms in data would know there are many tools for that...predictive modelling using R..connect with some Business Analysts on Linked-in. hope that helps..

@Thek4056 245

I m a fresher mate!

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

**Greetings from student Media cell of MBA IB/HRD of Delhi school of Economics** This is to provide assistance to all...

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[OFFICIAL] SPJIMR 2-Year PGDM Admissions 2015-2017

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The reply which I got from admission office is as follows:

"Hi xxxx

As of now there has been no movement in the wait list. When there is we will communicate to the applicants accordingly." 

I can't understand how the waiting list has not moved. Are there too many buffer calls?? 16 people have withdrawn as per tracker but no movement till now


  • I think they meant officially there has been no waitlist .... 10m.
  • Where is the tracker ?. 2m.
Calls: IIFT, SPJIMR, IMT, New IIMs, MDI, XIMB, IIT-Kh/M/K, Converts: IMT, XIMB, WL- SPJIMR (Ops) 
S M @S..M 14

I think they meant officially there has been no waitlist movement.. You should till they come out with the list officially. 

@surbhi15111 5

Where is the tracker ?

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Which committee was constituted by RBI to review governance of boards of banks in India? 

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

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Converted !! :D 

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  • Congrats!!! @iimaani for IIM C convert .....Pls do share.... 2h.
  • bhai how much percentile and work ex @iimaani ?. 6m.
An ordinary soul @anurism 166

Congrats!!! @iimaani  for IIM C convert .....Pls do share with us your experiences at

ajay palla @ajaypalla17 1

bhai how much percentile and work ex @iimaani ?

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anyone who would like to share their experiences at cnpi?

and then HE got selected for SIMC  

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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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Any old mates here?

Shall we begin the season?

(I'm crying inside lol)

  • @sarcusstic no converts? :astonished:. 2h.
  • @sarcusstic old toh nahi .. but yeah, season toh shuru ka.... 12m.
Ashwin Kumar @Ashmaster007 41

@sarcusstic old toh nahi .. but yeah, season toh shuru karna hai .. I feel like Delhi Daredevils of the first 2 matches ..

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IMI Delhi Admission HelpDesk 2015-17

Hi Puys,You can ask all the queries related to admissions of IMI here.

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IMI, D -B&FS vs FORE - PGDM vs KJ SIMSR - PGDM.....guys plz help

  • kj. 22h.
  • What should i choose if I get PGDM in IMI. 16m.

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OBC Discussion thread for IIMs and other mba colleges..

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hi guys,

i have converted IIm-C and my obc certificate was dated on 5th may 2014. should i get a new one or the old one wiil be fine?

  • IMO get a new one. Safety.. 1h.
  • how much percentile u got? nd work ex?@king.maker. 17m.
a b @no_use 119

IMO get a new one. Safety.

ajay palla @ajaypalla17 1

how much percentile u got? nd work ex?@king.maker 

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Is gd pi over for pgdm ibm and pgdm rm program at bimtech ??? 

  • you mean international business?. 1h.
  • yeah @RAJNISHRAO. 23m.

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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From Bangalore to Ahmedabad: The beginning

My tryst with the CAT is quite different from that of others. It starts with my floundering acads- in my UG. (My name should be clue enough that this will be annoyingly long.)

I had waltzed through 10th with 88% in a relatively easy state board, taken up biology next (doctor dreams, you see) and after having a front-row show of bio, decided that medicine was never going to be my career. I bid biology goodbye with 73% in my 12th and got into Jain Engineering College, Bangalore. This was a deemed (rather, doomed) university. For now I was ignorant and blissful. Engineering ho!

Engineering began with full enthusiasm and I wrote the first semester exam- one backlog. Cleared it in the supplementary. Second semester came and I scraped through without no backlogs. And then began the fall from paradise. From third sem onwards, through the 8th sem, I would end up with at least one backlog from each semester.

I was always cautious to avoid angering any lecturer, but somehow they seemed to have developed a secret dislike of me. As of now I looked down upon the IITs and IIMs - I felt they were overhyped, and I wanted to blaze a trail of my own. So I totally neglected my studies even though I had no goal to speak of. Ignorance makes fools of us all.

Finally I pulled myself through 6th sem. It was about this time that I fell for a girl- and she reciprocated. For a year I was all gaga over her; her parents seemed to like me a lot, my parents weren't too happy, but I was unconcerned. The romance took its toll - eighth semester saw me flunk two subjects. I was at the bottom of the class, probably the entire batch. I had scored about 6% lower than the second-worst performer. I was shocked, but decided to myself that I would clear everything this time. Remember, I had two backlogs from previous semesters too- four in all.

Psychotic GF was begging me to do well, but also demanding more attention. My parents had reached the end of their tether. One week after the results were out, I was set to leave to Ahmedabad, to stay with my aunt and uncle. I was extremely reluctant to agree - I knew that the arrangement was going to be all work and no play. Eventually I went ahead, studied for my backlog subjects and came back armed and ready to finish engineering. Now, my aunt had dropped a few hints saying I should take up the CAT, and I realized she was right. GF left me soon after I returned (thankfully); she had decided that she didn't like me any more (apparently she didn't approve of my atheism) and I had one less thing to worry about.

I breezed through the engineering exams and cleared everything with 56 percent (LOL) and 25 marksheets for an 8-semester course (bigger LOL), and meanwhile joined IMS for a crash course. I had no idea what I was doing. I learned a few shortcuts in quant, thought, "Hey, my verbal rocks!" and shrugged off verbal. I never knew what SimCATs were. Gave my first SimCAT one day and the reality was more painful than a slap on my face. 40 percentile. But my overconfidence refused to go away. I wrote another mock. Another slap. This way I wrote some 5 mocks, never breached 70 percentile.

I went to take the actual CAT, high on some medicine that was said to prevent sleepiness, came back home in a very complacent mood and decided to apply for XAT too (I wanted to get into XL). Applied, sent documents and started studying. XAT came round. The day before the exam I was questioning myself, wondering whether I should even attempt - I had no idea what I was doing, after all. I decided, nah, screw it and write it.

The center was a stone's throw from a bar I used to frequent, so post-exam beer tempted me to write. Marked options in a bored, unhurried manner. DM, my strong area, felt as easy as drinking water. I came out thinking to myself that I would never clear this, and that CAT would see me through.

The results came out for the CAT in Jan 2014. Quant- 59.xx. Verbal- 77.xx. Overall- 71.xx. I was in depression that day.

My cousin had just scraped through GATE and got into IIT Madras, and here I was, struggling to get my life on track. Just as I was about to lose all hope, the light at the end of the tunnel appeared. A junior's dad offered to get me a marketing job at I was all set, though I knew nothing about marketing. I walked into the interview with my knees trembling. The interview was just a casual chat where I was told to report within three days and that I would be paid 15k per month. I accepted and danced on my way home. Things were improving.

XAT results came out. I was more shocked than anyone else looking at my marks. Quant 71.xx. Verbal 88.xx. DM 99.xx. Overall 96.56. And HRM, the one program I had applied to, was only a successful GD/PI away. I was elated.

GD/PI came. Now, introvert that I had been all along, I never managed to speak in the GD, ended up exchanging sheepish awkward glances with the panelists sitting six feet away. PI went quite well. I was brutally honest in places, cheeky in others and embarrassed in yet others. They did mention that I never spoke in the GD, so I strongly feel I should have been a bit more aggressive there. (PM for more details)

The interview concluded. I returned to my job. Results came out. Straight reject; I felt upset for that one day. Next day I was back at work. I gradually made a great name for myself at the job. Higher management was getting good signals about me. By April however, I knew I would have to write and clear the CAT (and/or XAT) this time for sure. My prep had gone to zero. In May, in a fit of desperation, I approached IMS again to commence classes. My quant faculty, who was the center head at the Koramangala center, offered me a job instead- I was to teach verbal to GRE, Bank PO and CAT students. I was all set. I was eligible for DA category benefits due to my hearing issue. We had got the paperwork finished back in February and I had applied for CAT as a DA.

I began taking classes at IMS. I started off with Bank PO. It was a painful ordeal - I was very comfortable with the subject but my teaching ability was yet unrefined. I slowly learned, working my way up to GRE (this was how my vocabulary grew even more) and took the occasional CAT verbal class. By September I had become quite comfy with taking classes for students at all levels of proficiency, be it CAT, GRE or Bank PO, one on one, group, you name it. Hell, I even gave out CAT gyaan to some total rookies on request. September ended- my boss told me to take a sabbatical and go prepare for my own exams. I agreed, he stopped all my classes and I promptly whiled away two weeks. I had not so much as bothered about preparation for 9 months now. My parents, panicking, stepped in again. Ahmedabad calling.

This time I decided I would not fail. I took one SimCAT every day. Granted, take-home ones, but still. My first SimCAT after two days of real intense work threw back 90 percentile. I was elated. Riding this high, for almost a month, I worked like a dog. My percentile stayed in the 90s. And then the CAT people sent me the mail stating I would get a time extension of 1 hour. I decided not to factor it into my preparation. I even purchased Arun Sharma's textbook and casually solved a handful of problems from it. My CAT was scheduled for November 16th, morning slot.

The exam went well, considering that I had actually prepared for just a month, except for one problem: I never got the time extension. I didn't care since my attempts had been in the low 70s, and the exam had been a cakewalk anyway. My dad, who'd accompanied me to the center, wasn't concerned either. My uncle, on the other hand, sternly ordered me to go back and ask for an official statement that I had missed the extension. That was when I learned what a colossal idiot I was, because DA candidates had been given a single room which I hadn't gone to. The incharge said he was helpless at that stage and couldn't give us any such statement. I had written to IIM-I about this episode on Sunday. The same Thursday, I got a response from them. They were permitting me to write the exam on the 22nd. I was elated again. I wrote the CAT once more and this time I made good use of that additional hour. I attempted ten questions more this time.

The result for CAT came out. 97 percentile. I wrote XAT with decent preparation but no enthusiasm. Result: XLRI reject. But I had calls from all IIMs except B and K, so I had that going for me. I attended the interviews. (The experiences are all put up on the threads here, go look them up if you want to.)

On 16th April, I was tooling around on PG when some rumours began that Joka results would be out. Surprisingly enough, when I went to the FB forum, I saw a post that WIMWI had announced their results. Hands trembling, I opened up the site on my phone and checked.

I was through.

Despite what seemed to me like a mediocre interview, I was one step closer to my final goal of world- whoops. Forget you read that. I had been selected for the prestigious PGP of IIM Ahmedabad. Mandatory status updates on FB followed. Phone calls flowed in. After it all, I went into my room, turned off the lights and just let myself go. It was quite tough to explain my red eyes to my grandparents, by the way.

Anyway; it has been a great journey, and it isn't anywhere close to ending. To all my friends, supporters, detractors, secret admirers, secret haters, everyone I've interacted with on PG: a BIG thank you. I could not have been where I am today without you.

*Serious IMS faculty voice* All the best, everyone. May you achieve your goals.

-Much love,


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  • congrats @kittuboy . The way you have conquered your tria.... 2h.
  • Congratulations!!!!!!i have pretty much the same shit aca.... 27m.
WIMWI, batch of 2015-17 
Pradeep Mohan Das @Pradeep.Mdas 1,085

congrats @kittuboy . The way you have conquered your trials and tribulations will serve as an inspiration for the rest of us

Booker Dewitt @palash2423

Congratulations!!!!!!i have pretty much the same shit academics. I just hope my end is similar to yours. This is inspiring stuff!

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@prateekm28 ..since there is no placement week in FORE..consider the following scenario...there are 2 companies C1 and C2.. C1 offers packagae of 7 lakhs and C2 offers package of 10 lakhs..C1 comes to campus before C2...if a student gets placed in C1 then will he be able to sit for placement when C2 comes?

  • @aman_03 Yes the summer placements were also 100% but the.... 43m.
Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28 74

@aman_03 Yes the summer placements were also 100% but there were a few students who arranged for their internship on their own

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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 am a Mechanical Engineering but working in a renowned IT company as a Systems Engineer(i don't like coding because i am not good at it). My concern is that in the PI round of IIM's should I tell the reality to the panelists or better prepare myself for the questions which can be asked related to my current job (programming concepts). Can i accept questions on mechanical engineering subjects? Also, will my work experience be counted if i will do MBA in operations? 

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

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[2015-2017] FMS BHU Admission Queries

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lets make a watsapp Group ... Join 8882897960 ... so that we can discuss our queries regarding fms bhu admissions

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  • brother its check what you've saved...and ad.... 1d.
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VIKRAM @vicks0512

brother its check what you've saved...and add us all