I know it is too long to read, so read it at your own risk! :D
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 among 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!"
What amount will refunded out of the initial 50k, if I cancel my admission?
Please post any link if available. What is the last date for this.
There are infinite number of containers each of capacity 1 L numbered A0, A1, A2, ... A∞. A0 contains 1L alcohol while the other containers are empty. In first operation, half of the contents of A0 are poured in A1 and then water is added to A0 to fill it to the brim. In the 2nd operation, half of the contents of A0 are equally distributed in A1 and A2 and again water is poured in A0 to fill it up. Subsequently, in (n+1)th operation, half of the contents of A0 are distributed equally in A1, A2, ......, A2n and A0 is filled with water after that. What is the final concentration of alcohol (approx.) in A1 after infinite number of such operations?
QADI 59(29A 22C)
VALR 55(33A 22C)
OA 114(62A 44C)
Suggestions to improve accuracy in VALR would be appreciated.
Hi everyone need genuine advice i have 330 wl at kashipur 747 at raipur 673 at udaipur( dynamic in each case) I need to resign as well from office and server the notice period so if anybody knows about the previous years movement nd can guide me accordingly though 10% of me wants to write cat again but somehow cant trust cat suggestions of all sort are welcome
@IIMRanchi please tell us if all relevant mails for admissionsadmissions, converts & w/l, have been sent out... I believe I speak for all on this forum who haven't received any mails when i say we are waiting to know if there is still hope...
If i pay the hostel fee and then decide to withdraw, I would be returned the whole amount right as per AICTE...
Do we have to visit ARC every time??? I mean after document verification, do we also need to confirm option form at ARC after filling it online ???
Request to all of those who are planning to withdraw. Please do it ASAP so that it doesn't hamper the Wait-listed candidates.
Work exp:3.7 yrs
Will my work exp work against me in top b schools?
Im targeting iims and xlri
Posting a IMS sectional test Question here:
(26^5 + 27^5 + 28^5 + 29^5)/ 110. Remainder? I got the answer but want to know if there is a better approach?
Worst , absolutely disastrous performance
Hence here it is..
Converted L,S,all new iims and for K(original wl 49)..Leaving it for civil services prep..hope somebody makes good use of them..:)
Of all the mechanics in the shop, Jerzy is surely
A the less competent.
B the least competent.
C the competentest.
What is reason behind your ans ??
Placement report suggest 16.8 lpa as avg salary for PGPM. Is it really this much as FMS, XL, IIM-L, spjain also falls in this range 16-18 ? And can someone temme how much in hand salary will be if package is 15 lpa ?
Hi Puys, When is the next waitlist supposed to release ?
hey i have the following academic background -
10th - 77%
12th - 57%
B.Tech - 65.13%
currently im preparing for CAT' 15. and belong from SC category
will all iim's going to reject me on the basic of my academic score?