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(Declared) CAT 2014 Results

CAT 2014 Results have been declared Check your result at - https://www.digialm.com/EForms/configuredHtml/756/1390/lo...

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This question might seem rhetorical at first as I am most deemed to answer it on my own. But still..

I am an MBA aspirant .I have been working in TCS since July 2012 now. My 1st CAT was in October ,2012, without any preparation and I scored 88.89 percentile. I mustered up all my wits and enrolled in TIME for weekend classes. After treading the CAT way for almost 8 months I took CAT in 2013 and lo ! 77.66 percentile is what I managed. I almost plunged myself into an abyss of depression ,became a social recluse and took a couple of months to recover. Somehow the lure of MBA went away as I started taking my job more seriously . However I still took CAT with utter nonchalance in  November,2014 as a passing sport and got 95.66%ile . I had also applied to other colleges this time(unlike earlier times) and I managed a call from  SIBM-Pune (converted ) , IIFT (converted) , XLRI (waitlisted;long shot), MDI (awaited) . Now in most certainty I am headed towards IIFT. But deep down I wince to make my peace with the fact  that I could not crack CAT and FAILED at managing even a single call from the Holy trinity of  A B and C . The same feeling of disgust with myself, the fisticuffs between who I am and that who I wanted to be that I had once embroiled myself into back in the IIT days resurfaced. I did leave a long cherished dream earlier when I could not crack IIT in my second attempt and joined XX Govt college in Kerela. I am still not over that emotional lacunae ; the very feeling of inferiority . Must I leave another dream yet again and join IIFT ? Needless to say this complex has permeated deep inside my marrows and might mostly remain there if I do so. Guys please help. I write this at 5 am with trembling fingers ..
I am growing older but not any wiser, should I risk everything and take another attempt at CAT? Or should I take the beaten road and abandon the ' I  ' word for ever....  

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  • You know, by what you said I could figure out the longing.... 4m.
  • But yes, this also comes with the ability to not repent o.... 1s.
vijay_kumar7252
Frozen Claws @vijay_kumar7252 95

You know, by what you said I could figure out the longingness for that dream to come true. Being rational is what a normal advice would be, but me, being someone who takes a shot again and again for my dreams, I would follow a different path

vijay_kumar7252
Frozen Claws @vijay_kumar7252 95

But yes, this also comes with the ability to not repent over this decision even if you do not end up getting what you long for, next year even.

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Anyone got any confirmation for Receipt Of Offer Acceptance Form or Had Change Of Status Of Offer Acceptance Form?

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  • @ayanmailchat ??? kya hua bhai. 6m.
  • @viewpt kuch nahi ho raha wahi to rona hain. 1s.

531 CAT FMS BHU Varanasi

[2015-2017] FMS BHU Admission Queries

The results are out. Check it out at the following link: http://14.139.41.16/fms/MBACounselling2015.htm

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Wen will v get to choose our streams? (HRM, Marketing etc)

During counselling or later on?

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  • In the counselling you just choose either MBA or IB. 6h.
  • if i dont get mba and take IB as of now will they upgrade?. 48s.
gauravsah
Gaurav Sah @gauravsah 15

In the counselling you just choose either MBA or IB

ayanmailchat
AYAN CHATTERJEE @ayanmailchat 55

if i dont get mba and take IB as of now will they upgrade?

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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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WHATSAPP QUANTS GROUP:

Hi Guys I am making a whatsapp group for quants preparation. I have given CAT 2014 and I have 2 months free before the college starts so want to help the 2015 aspirants. please leave your number below if interested.

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Second Stage (GD/GE/PI/WAT) Shortlist Announcement for IIM-B (Announced)

The shortlist for IIM-B has been announced. Please participate in the discussions below

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Any chances for 2nd waitlist?

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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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My waiting list moved to 28!  Just wanted to know that in the case i get through, will i be offered the DCP, or the full time PGDM? I listed PGDM full time as my first preference in the form

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  • but even Iam worried .. DCP nahiiii chahiye .. bhara bhi .... 8h.
  • Bhai abhi sirf IIM A B C ka result aaya hai. Waiting for .... 8m.
sahilmalhan
@sahilmalhan 31

but even Iam worried .. DCP nahiiii chahiye .. bhara bhi nahi hai..Na hi passport hai.. 

kun6540
Dark Knight @kun6540 3

Bhai abhi sirf IIM A B C ka result aaya hai. Waiting for the rest iim results. If convert waitlist moves by 1 for marketing

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With ABC out with their results, I hope K has at least done with their interviews or is there anyone who is yet to attend his/her interview?

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

Hi all, There was no new thread for 2014, so this is a new thread (created previously by smokeMBA) In continuation of...

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IIM B - Straight Reject.

IIMA - WL19 - Another Reject.

IIMC-WL11 -- Can I expect a convert here? Can anyone tell me the previous IIMC WL movement? Category : SC

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  • Dude, mine WL 20 in C. Wassup with the final info with he.... 30m.
  • As @nuke_deal says, she converted. She didn't reply to me.... 28m.
IIMB Just said I am no good *again*. This time I care less :/ 
giri_abc
@giri_abc 4

Dude, mine WL 20 in C. Wassup with the final info with her? Nerve breaking tension here.

BrokenBat
Parth Patel @BrokenBat 8

As @nuke_deal says, she converted. She didn't reply to me yet.

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People who are joining, post your cat %ile

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The PaGaLGuY Dream Team 2014

*THE PaGaLGUY Dream Team !!!!!*Most of us joined this place with *one dream*, the dream that we live every moment. We...

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Straight reject from A and straight convert from C ... Joka it is... BTW any pointers on fms vs IIM Calcutta... Esp for higher work exp in core sector @scrabbler 

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  • Lol .. Aise bhi log h kya ? Joka vs Fms ??? :joy:. 30m.
  • Have some mercy on ppl who are willing to go to fms :stu.... 27m.
Season 2013 : Calls - IIFT , XLRI Season 2014: IIM A,C,L,I,K, IIT B, NITIE 
jay3421
.. .. @jay3421 5,551

Lol .. Aise bhi log h kya ? Joka vs Fms ???  

a-jay
ayush jain @a-jay 855

Have some mercy on ppl who are willing to go to fms go to joka pls

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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CAT 2014

I know it is too long to read, so read it at your own risk!

The journey started almost 8-9 months back, with me planning to write CAT one last time. With FMS as the only target in my head (couldn't trust A B C anymore after they didn't shortlist me even for interview despite scoring 99.90 in CAT 2013), I went on with the preparation with a goal to just score enough to secure the college admission. The job was not satisfactory anymore and the family was also pushing me to try one last time (though they had some higher targets in their mind!).

My preparation mostly relied on few books that I had along with googling for some questions and eventually the Pagalguy question bank. Never took any coaching, or mocks for any of my three CAT papers, one reason to miss the spotlight and to be frank, the one reason that I could focus more on preparation.

A week before the CAT, I had to rush to home for some urgent work and returned just the day before the paper. CAT centre was an overnight journey, left in night to reach there in the morning. Went through the paper, looked like I was out of practice. Tried easier questions first, especially in quant's and then moved for tough ones and at last verbal. Quant took away almost 65-70 minutes and I was mostly satisfied and finally left the centre with a feeling that I might get something around 99.5 (relying on past experience).

From there, it felt like decades before the results were out, I started coming on PG more frequently, saw people doing analysis, tried my hand too, made a graph to calculate percentile (I know it sounds funny, but you guys don't need any explanation for this). Slowly I came to realize that I might get better than my expectation. Anyway, long story short, let's skip to the day of the result.

I was a lucky few, who could access the result within the first 10 minutes, and to my surprise, it was much more than I could bear. I had excelled in the part I considered myself really weak in, the VA with 99.92 in the section, my QA took a marginal dip from 99.94 last year to 99.86 this year, but it was the overall percentile that made me more hopeful, that may be this time I would get a call from the big three.

The calls came eventually, from L, A, B (Marginally in my opinion), C (Again marginally in) and K. Checked last year records and decided my preference as A>C>B>FMS>L (FMS due to ROI thingy) and hence decided to skip K interview. IIM-L I would attend just for an experience as it was the first interview I would ever face (Jan 22), followed by the biggest one (A on Jan 25) followed by my marriage on Jan 29 (Yes! You read it right! ).

L went okay, A was pretty smooth with questions mostly on work ex and AWT (Philip Hughes cricket bouncer case). Went home, got married, returned back to attend B (the worst experience, was sure of not getting in). Then came JOKA, interview was weird, with questions like innovative methods to cheat in exam etc etc. Was never sure if I did good or bad!! FMS list came, was sure of converting, and so just chilled during the interview and it went pretty smooth with a cool smiling panel and extempore topic "I love my tie!"

Finally with the results pouring in, my first result (B) was obviously a reject, as expected. Next day, sitting in my office I kept on checking C website, and eventually left for home at 5:50pm. On my way, I got a call from a friend, who converted ISB and IIM-B and he told me -"Dude! You made it to A!" and I was like-"Yaar result kab aaya!". With my internet pack outdated, I called my better half and within a minute she was already shouting on phone-"Yes!!" Well, that was it. The whole evening went over phone with calls to relatives, friends etc. And now today I got the JOKA results.

Finally for the people, who couldn't get in, or were marginally left out, I would just like to say one thing-"It's just the time testing you, don't lose hope and come better prepared next year! They can stop you once, may be twice, but not forever, if you have the will, you will move forward! All the best everyone!"

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  • Congrts bhai:) ATB ... 29m.
X-71.28, XII-66.44, Grad-8.29, CAT'11-99.36, CAT'13-99.90, CAT'14-99.97, Calls-BLACK,FMS Converts -AC 
imval
@imval 20

Congrts bhai:) ATB .. 

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very less turnout at IIML - even applications were very less...any idea why is that so? what could be the reasons?

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  • Can you tell how much do the FPM guys make when they beco.... 8h.
  • @41MegaPixel not teachers but professors :smiley: and t.... 39m.
41MegaPixel
41 MegaPixel @41MegaPixel

Can you tell how much do the FPM guys make when they become teachers in IIMs

experience123
Experience Matters! @experience123 65

@41MegaPixel not teachers but professors and there is no limit to make money - u may join foreign universities, become visiting faculties, do consulting projects and many things...other than that IIMs have special grant for publishing papers in top journals (3-8 lakhs per paper) - so limit is endless - though i have not meet anyone here who is in business of making money - FPM is not for that purpose - corporate / business is a better choice - people here are to make life and NOT just money.

1.5k CAT IIM Shillong

OBC Discussion thread for IIMs and other mba colleges..

*Hi Puys!!**This thread is designed to Help/ Assist "Other Backward Category" Students appearing for CAT 2013 and oth...

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nc obc 132 waitlist in calcutta,such a cruel way of saying that you are not selected

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  • no idea,no official information on this. 12h.
  • Im 68wl. I dono what to make out of it.. 1h.
kumarkp84
@kumarkp84 2

no idea,no official information on this

abfinney
Abraham Finney @abfinney 23

Im 68wl. I dono what to make out of it. 

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IIM Bangalore [2014 - 2016] Final Converts

The offer list for 2014 - 16 batch is out. You can check it here. All the best! :smiley: For all those who made it, c...

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ne1 in sc category who convertd iimB ystrday n has also convrtd iimc n nt joinin iimc???m nw waitlistd 1 at iimc


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  • @sain123 can u tell me about the wait list movement ffor .... 3h.
abhinavdevarakonda
Abhinav Devarakonda @abhinavdevarakonda 4

@sain123 can u tell me about the wait list movement ffor the ST category???

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GL(PGPM) VS IMI-PGDM I am asking because my waitlist number is 210 and if I decide to wait for IMI i will have to leave Great Lakes as its session starts on 27th april?Is there any chance of conversion??

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Hey. I have few doubts regarding SPJIMR, I hope someone can help me out. I am going to write cat-15 and apply for SPJIMR this time.

MY acads :

X:86%

XII:79.8%

B.E. : 7.3 CGPA

For co-curricular part, I was a national player. Organized University level fests etc.

Current job offer from Deloitte as BTA.
Looking at my profile what do you puys think should be decent enough cat score to go through ? I read that SPJIMR consider complete profile, based on that can I get an call, if yes, at what percentile ? And, please help me understand the 4 different specializations being offered. Which one out of these is relatively better then the rest and based on what factors should one choose his specialization ?

Help me out please.

  • Hey @Rajat.Sheoran, i'll try answering your questions to .... 4h.
pranav2592
Darthvader_25 Indi @pranav2592 102

Hey @Rajat.Sheoran, i'll try answering your questions to the best of my knowledge. A decent CAT/XAT score for a score based call should be around 97-98 percentile clearing all sectional cut-offs IMO. A profile based call is only valid if you satisfy the minimum criteria set by the institute.A profile based call is more aligned to your choice of the stream,your special interest in that specialisation or if your work-ex is aligned to your choice of specialisation apart from the weight of the profile.The answer to your second question is: absolutely yes, SPJIMR does consider the entire profile which is evident from the application form you need to fill up initially and also when you are short-listed.To answer your next question,the 4 different specialisations on offer are Marketing,Finance,Information Management and Operations.There is no answer to which specialisation is better than the rest,all the specialisations mentioned above cover up the management post graduation and are important functions in a broad spectrum of industries.You should choose a specialisation after doing a thorough research of your area of interest,your work profile and what your career goals are.Finally,your selection depends on how well you convince the panel of your choice and how passionately you aspire to pursue a career in it.P.S: I am a BTA with Deloitte and am selected in the Marketing batch for PGP15-17,if you have any other doubts,feel free to ping me.

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The PaGaLGuY UnderDogs Team 2014

Do you love taking up the challenge where you are considered as a person who cannot achieve the pinnacle easily but t...

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Very Very Very proud as a captain . 

It is Wimwi for our Doctor Saab Shri Utsav Bhattacharjee 

This is amazing !

Proud to be a uditian :) 

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  • I will intercept him in Delhi :smiley:. 13h.
  • Thanks to all Puys for your congos :grin:. 5h.
UDT captain 2014  
MJ477
Mayank Jain @MJ477 1,591

I will intercept him in Delhi

theutsavostu
utsav bhattacharjee @theutsavostu 402

Thanks to all Puys for your congos