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GEM | X: 90.92 | XII: 83.33 | Grad: 83 | CAT'14: 99.74 | Calls: IIM A,C,L,I,K | Convert IIML 

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[Official] Quant Thread for 2015!!!

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[OFFICIAL] IMS SIMCAT scores and Discussion for the entire 2014-15 season !!!

Dear Puys & Pirls, Use this thread for scores and discussion for all the IMS SIMCATs!! It will serve as a repository ...

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I have enrolled recently. When will the slot booking open for SIMCAT 3 ? 

Since it starts on 10th and still the site test available for slot booking? 

  • That is what i was wondering too. Let me tag ims here. @O.... 11m.

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Last year cat taker pls help ....

For 99 %ile and 98 %ile  what was the score in cat..???

  • thks. 1h.
  • that is the scaled score obv. The raw scores will be lowe.... 15m.
you just wasted time reading this @guitar_geek 1,047

that is the scaled score obv. The raw scores will be lower.. which is difficult to guess. 99 can be anywhere from 175 to 190. or even lower. 

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[2015] [OFFICIAL] IMS Mocks Scores & Discussion - SIMCATS Proctored and Unproctored

The official thread for discussion, sharing scores, strategies for SIMCATS (2015-16)

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Has the expert's take been published for SIMCAT 2?

  • where is it? Can u please tell. 21m.
  • on the homepage. 16m.
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Hi , I got 85% in Xth ,72% in XIIth and 5.9 CGPA in BTech. 

What percentile should i get inorder to get into the top IIMs ?? Also pls suggests good b-schools which prefers CAT score than academic profile.

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In counselling whether score of MAT OR atma applicable or not provided that i am from maharshtra state only

  • But they didnt give my state rank on institute alloted list.. 59m.
  • U May have better score in any exam other than Cet, so th.... 36m.
@vijaykokate45 47

But they didnt give my state rank on institute alloted list.

House of Cards @princebhat 619

U May have better score in any exam other than Cet, so they may have allotted college via all India seats. Instead of state rank AIR would have been mentioned . But for Cap 3 only Cet % / state rank will be considered.

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Can anybody explain me when to  use who and whom. 

eg- This is the boy whom/who all praise . Which will come in this sentence ?

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  • who. 50m.
  • if you can hypothetically answer the question with him, u.... 48m.
awfully greedy, want everything from life  
Arindom Chakraborty @BranStark 70

if you can hypothetically answer the question with him, use whom. They both end with the letter m. If you can't answer with him, use who. - See more at:

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In the Parliamentary form of Government "He is the first among equals". Who is he?

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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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HI, I need advice urgently..

I have just converted Kashipur. I have already taken admission in MBA(Business Economics), Delhi University.

Should I grab the kashipur offer ? I don't want to go for it just for the brand IIM and personally would prefer staying in Delhi. Is there a huge difference in the placement stats and course structure. Which one should I chose?

PS- I want to work in Finance or Analytics strictly.

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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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guys whts the lowest cat 14 percentile at which a sc guy converted any iim

  • This will further go down as because of proposed new iims.... 1h.
I know that I am intelligent, because i know that i know nothing 
Snehal K. @SCK_89 29

This will further go down as because of proposed new iims like iim nagpur, iim bihar etc 

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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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  • Congratulations ...... 4h.
  • @chippycool2001 I'm pumped reading this & feeling proud .... 1h.
CAT '13-65.53 | CAT '14-99.37 | VA '10-09.11 | VA '14-99.49 | AIWTSAC
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Congratulations .....

Shashi Kant Choubey @ShashiKantC

@chippycool2001  I'm pumped reading this & feeling proud of you for not giving up bro   I've got the same element in me. No matter how average my past record is, I'm hell bent to crack big. Not stopping till then

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[Official][2015-17] Delhi School of Management (DSM), DTU Admission Desk

Hello Friends, The admission process for 2015-17 batch of Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technological Universit...

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Hey! Seniors pls help!!

what was the package offered by kpmg,EY and google dis year.

pls rply asap seniors....thnks!

  • And also which stream got maximum no. of students placed??. 1h.
Gurugeet singh @geetraga99 1

And also which stream got maximum no. of students placed??

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bull mock 19


shouldn't the ans. be insufficient data as 2y and x can take values of 28 and 96 also

  • I guess data was sufficient....agar answer nikal nahi paa.... 2h.
  • yes 28,96 also seems a viable solution , but bull mock se.... 2h.
"If you want to shine like sun first you have to burn like it" 
Kakarot Z @IITB_571 139

I guess data was sufficient....agar answer nikal nahi paa rhe to wo hoga data insufficient.....Is case mai cannot be determined hota...par wo option mai nahi hai ...correct me if i am wrong 

you just wasted time reading this @guitar_geek 1,047

yes 28,96 also seems a viable solution , but bull mock seems to have forgotten about it. Question does not become incorrect because of this, because one possible solution is already present in the options.

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Went to fms today regarding obc list dilemma.

 Q. Why there is no obc 5th list ?

 A (one of the lady in admission office)becuase of pending decision on jat quota.

 Q.what is fms stand on jat quota?

A. Verbally DU has told fms to not to consider jats under obc but they have given no written confirmation on It.And now there is no communication between fms and du.

Q.when will be next list realesed?

A today AO is on leave so there would be no list but within 2 days most probably there would be an obc list.

So hope there would be a list within next two days.

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  • so wat will FMS do in case of absence of any written conf.... 3h.
  • As per her, 1. right now DU is not communicating anything.... 2h.
Siddharth Kumar 21

so wat will FMS do in case of absence of any written confirmation ?? n nw there is no comm. btween FMS n DU ..

H B @harshbbbr 6

As per her, 1. right now DU is not communicating anything. 2.They have alreary prepared the list and waiting for AO to come and collect notification from DU about final dicision on jat. 3.list will probably be out in next 2 days(most probably include jat verdict as well).  (Because AO was not there otherwise I would have got more precise and direct answers)

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[2015-2017] MFC, Deptt. of Financial Studies [DFS], DU Admission discussions

Hi Puys, The Admission Notification for Department of Financial Studies, University of Delhi for 2015-17 batch is out...

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MBA(FM) at DFS or MBA(IB) at DSE ... please help ?? gotta make a decision by 10th july

  • any particular reason??. 4h.
  • Better placements and opportunities. But yes if you are n.... 3h.
mannu thakur @mannu.rajput 32

Better placements and opportunities. But yes if you are not interested in finance don't go for dfs.

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Howz the placement at I find different scores....??

  • No , it is not at all like that..Reason that if that were.... 3h.
@veersatya10272 13

No , it is not at all like that..Reason that if that were the case they would have selected only those who have work-ex ! I don't have any work-ex still I made into it !

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what the wrong with UPSC its been 2day not abe to fill the from....waste of 4-5 hours 

  • call upsc but they say no information regarding this... 8h.
  • Any active group related to this exam?. 3h.
Matthew Mcconaughey @hadderhiller 29

call upsc but they say no information regarding this..

ap samal @ali_samal 76

Any active group related to this exam?

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