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First IMS of the season, and I screwed up.

SIMCAT  101.

QA : 56, VA : 45, OA :101  

Made 12 errors in VA. Dunno how.

Paper was standard. RC's and a couple of LR's on the tougher side.

QA was easy to medium difficulty.

140+ is a good score for this paper.

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  • @ABC_99 from may 22. 2m.
  • @ABC_99 baaki check ims website. Schedule of the first 7 .... 1m.
To be or not to be, that is the question. 
AIM IIM @alanshore 295

@ABC_99 baaki check ims website. Schedule of the first 7 proctored Simcats r available there

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

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for banking details hat do you have to put?

  • what*? IFSC code?. 1m.
"... and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid." 
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IIM Ranchi PGDHRM. I got an invitation mail, filled the online profile form and sent post in Feb. So is the admission process over? Couldnt find any separate shortlist or anything. 

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The equation x^2 + ax + b = 0 is such that when one of its roots in increased by 2 the constant term increases by 10 & when the other root is increased by 3 the constant term reduces by 12, (a, b) is?

  • a = -1, b = -20. 10m.
  • let the roots of the eqn. be c,d....c*d=b and (c+2)*d=b+1.... 6m.
Tarun Moltisanti @STD-minmach 123

let the roots of the eqn. be c,d....c*d=b and (c+2)* d=5....c*(d+3)=b-12....c=-4 and a=-(sum of the roots)=-1 and b=product of the roots=-20. Looking at the options i can guess there is a possibility that the conditions given in the question are successively occuring which the language fails to my third equation will change to (c+2)*(d+3)=(b+10)-12 and c=-6,d=5...but  here again (5,-6) will the roots of the eqn. and (a,b) will be (1,-30) i m pretty sure the roots of eqn are being asked and not (a,b).    @brchitroda compliments really appreciated mam Didnt know Mithibians had such a low humour setting

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1. Managers, especially the successful ones, should guard against ascribing to themselves qualities and attributes which they may not have, or may have in a measure much lass than what they think they have!

(A) External appearances can be deceptive.

(B) To initiate action without being in possession of full facts can lead to disastrous results.

(C) Also one should develop confident: who can be used as sounding boards in order to check one's own thinking against that of the others.

(D) It is also useful to be receptive to feedback about oneself so that a real understanding of the 'self' exists.

6. A false perception can be like wearing coloured glasses - all facts get tainted by the colour of the glass and the mind interprets them wrongly to fit into the perception.

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Seniors please help with following doubts

1. I am going to apply for loan. Do I have to take 1.76 lac with me for registration or will it be adjusted through loan.

Please help as adjusting for 1.76 lacs is very difficult task for me and it would be helpful if I know it at the earliest.

2. What are the documents required for income based scholarship (My family income is below 1 lac).

3.Can I get loan from SBI if I reach Lucknow if I arrive around 10th June and apply immediately or do I have to wait for 15th June to apply for loan.

4.Can I apply for loan through my uncle's bank account as my father doesn't have bank account.

Please Help

  • @coooldev My unanswered doubt is, do I have to carry 1.76.... 6h.
  • for that call bank ASAP and ask as to process loan fast b.... 14m.
mba aspirant256 @Super299 40

@coooldev My unanswered doubt is, do I have to carry 1.76lac DD with me irrespetive of whether I am applying for loan or not?

Devendra Rajput @coooldev 174

for that call bank ASAP and ask as to process loan fast before registration.. which would be around 20th I think (you must have been given actual date in the documents provided).. 16th is only your reporting.. you have good amount of time.. so I dont think you really need to carry.. but have all documents ready with them and reach early.. call bank as well.. 

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@jaihindsingh   .. didnt get any link to calculate index score on site.. kindly help.

  • a. Weightage for shortlisting for GD/PI I. CAT percentile.... 20m.
@sydneycarton 147

a. Weightage for shortlisting for GD/PI I. CAT percentile - 75% weightage II. 10th marks - 7.5% weightage III. 12th marks (best of four) - 7.5% IV. Marks in Maths/Business Mathematics in 12th - 5% V. Candidate with B.Com (Hons), BA(Hons,Economics/Business Economics),BBE,BBS,BFIA and BBA - 5% weightage

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Batch Strength of Top 10 Institutes :





XL---180 each




SPJ--60 each


I think the reason why many institutes are in Top 10 is due to rel. small batch size . For eg . If SPJ were to increase its batch size from 240 to 480 definitely qlty of placements will take a hit .

Here are next 10 (On pop demand :P)

Rank 11 -- MDI------240

12:  IIFT D ----------~200

13 : IIM S -------------150

14-20 New IIMs (100-200) , NITIE (300+) , SOM (115) and NMIMS (500+)

P.S. -- > ISB, IIN, IIPeeEm didn't participate

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  • ISB is pretty good. Placements are amazing.. 4h.
  • I see a few errors, for ex K has 365, a few Insti's have.... 20m.
Gaurav Agarwal @gaurav289018 68

ISB is pretty good. Placements are amazing.

@Soham00 33

I see a few errors,  for ex K has 365, a few Insti's have 465 n stuff, given as 460. Regarding number of seats, generally try be 100% correct otherwise it will create confusion. For Freshers who get hugely influenced by these kind of things, Generally Rankings are created based on pre-determined factors which in this case could be -> Brand Name, Faculty, Pedagogy, Infrastructure, Location, Alumni Network, Placements, etc . Now these have to put with pre-judged Weightages(Some maybe 5% and some 25%, etc ) and Insti's have to be accordingly ranked with a logical study supported by some data .Or you can pick 1 over other based 1 or 2 variables( Say Brand Name, Alumni, Placements, etc) which you personally find relevant (Personal Rating). While most of the ratings given in PG give some sort of idea regarding the insti's (whether they are good or not), on the whole when it comes to accuracy it has no validity(as it there is no pre-defined criteria and weightages but is rather subjective). For ex - Think twice before deciding XL over FMS or say I over JB, or say MDI over NITIE, etc just based on such ratings, study it on your own.

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[2015-2017] FORE School of Management Admission Help Desk

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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 to check your status. Stay tuned to this...

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did the wait list for iimc move? i am getting random results. sometimes the same waitlist that was before and some times rejected

  • even mine is same as before. 40m.
  • ya its showing same for me now. I got scared. :stuck out.... 38m.
Ramgopal Varma @RGV92 3

even mine is same as before

@Chakkaa 61

ya its showing same for me now. I got scared.

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(Declared) CAT 2014 Results

CAT 2014 Results have been declared Check your result at -

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puys and pals please answer my query...This was my first serious attempt at CAT ..scored 95.1%ile and converted IIT-Kgp ...have around 28 months of work exp in Business Intelligence domain as data specialist ...should i Give CAT one more try or join IIT Kgp?. I am interested in Marketing/Management Consulting.

  • 36-40 is okay. Over 48+ is a problem, this is what I hear.... 1h.
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srinivasa praveen dasari @chaingang8 321

36-40 is okay. Over 48+ is a problem, this is what I heard! With your work ex, if you try one more time, you can make it bigger hopefully! So think wisely! 




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Any body gave the 1st proc mock ? reviews ? looking to join the test series.

Compromise is death !!   
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did the wait list for iimc move? i am getting random results. sometimes the same waitlist that was before and some times reject.

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Name- Siddhartha Biswas  PG Name- ferlonso       

Class X- 93.3% (ICSE)

Class XII- 89.2% (CBSE)

UG (%age and college)- 8.51, IIT Kharagpur, 2013                                  

PG (%age and college)- None yet. To be WIMWIan  

Work-Ex(if any)- 21 months in Tata Steel

Extra-Curricular Achievements (if any)- Featured Writer at Sportskeeda, Formal training in Vocal Music and Painting

Dream Company (and why)- JP Morgan Chase (world's largest IB...umm, that's it  )

Pre- Exam: Had taken CAT in 2012 when TIME used to conduct classes inside our campus. That year it didn't go as per planned, landed up with calls apart from K and I, decided to skip the interviews.

Next year, I planned against taking CAT to build some substantial work-ex. So, finally in 2014, the journey started again. This time I joined test series of both TIME and CL but no classes because it was not feasible to travel 100kms one way for the nearest centre. Infact, even if the centre would have been near, I would have opted against going for classes because I personally feel that having taken CAT once before, this time it was more important to revise the concepts given there won't be many new ones.

My superior was very considerate of the fact that I was preparing for CAT and he never put me under undue pressure and especially never on the weekends...I really really consider myself lucky with that.

After the news for the new format came, I enrolled for SIMCATs too and ultimately it turned out to be a very good decision given they were the closest to actual CAT. Towards the end, I concentrated on only IMS and CL mocks.

Years of Preparation- 4 months (2014) and around 6 months (2012)

Preparation Strategy- [I took almost all mocks from my room]


Weekdays- maybe a few office hours and the evenings were spent mainly in analysing the mocks- 3-4 hours analysis including even those questions which I got correct because the solutions might contain some trick which will help me save those crucial seconds during the actual CAT. Apart from analysis, I used the evenings to solve the CL sectionals which in my opinion were the best across all institutes.

Weekends- Generally, 2 mocks per weekend (1 on Sat, 1 on Sun) (again lucky to have a 5-day working week)...followed by the similar 3-4 hours analysis. Any analysis I missed on the weekends, I would do them on the weekdays.


Weekdays: Generally took 1 day off per 2 weeks so as to adjust to the CAT morning slot timings and accordingly chose the slots for the proctored mocks. Apart from that, I took around 1 mock per 3 days...but not cutting down on the analysis.

Weekends: Continued a similar strategy throughout.

Favourite subject or topic (if any)- Everything about Quant and rarely anything about VA  

Any suggestion or experience worth sharing- Although it may sound clichéd, I would repeat it- Very important to not cut down on the analysis part(including the correct ones)...attempt less mocks but make sure each and every one is analysed thoroughly.

Exams taken(CAT/XAT/GRE/GMAT/others)- CAT, XAT

Results- CAT: 99.83, XAT: 99.88

Calls- All IIMs, FMS, XLRI BM, HRM

Post- Exam: Initial few days after the interview schedules very announced, I got busy with preparing the SOP for IIMB (turned out to be futile in the end  ). Although I was working in Odisha, I chose almost all my interview centres as Delhi/NCR so that I could prepare from the comfort of my home. Having my C interview as an outlier compared to the rest bunched up together, I took leave for around 1.5 months to prepare at home.

I was always (and still am) weak in GK, so put extra effort in following current affairs rigorously. Apart from that the normal preparation regarding literally every word I mentioned in the forms...sadly, the profs always found something out to screw me on

Interview experiences (in brief)- Have shared almost all my interview experiences on the DT thread except the Big One...will do that very soon

Any suggestion or experience worth sharing- Just be brutally honest about everything in front of the panelists

Converts- IIM A,C,L, XLRI BM (Didn't attend S, XLRI HRM and FMS interviews)

Suggestion for future aspirants- CAT is no rocket science. Just believe in yourself and the Holy Trinity are waiting to take you!

Looking forward to seeing some of you at WIMWI next year  

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  • Not at all, just post yours and then people's reaction wi.... 1h.
  • haha...Nothing much to say from my side....Had it not bee.... 1h.
IIM Ahmedabad PGP 2015-17 
Valar Morghulis @ferlonso 1,260

Not at all, just post yours and then people's reaction will say it all....

Anit Suri @anitsuri1990 728

haha...Nothing much to say from my side....Had it not been for exceptional performances from you and others across PG,the scene would have been quite different for me

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Sarthak bought a total of 12 fruits (Apples and Carrots) from the market. He found that he required two apples less to extract the same quantity of juice as extracted from carrots. If Sarthak has used the same number of carrots to make the blend, then which of the following correctly represents the percentage of carrot juice in the blend?

please provide the solution also

  • 33.33%. 1h.
  • 33.33. 1h.

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guys which among mfc and imi Delhi is better? I need to make a choice by 27th..please help with reasons

  • Mfc anytime. 1h.

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

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99.8 In Feb cmat ..

chances for kj ILS?

  • With that score u can get through jb. 2h.
  • @LETSROCKGDPI This is his CMAT score, not his MHCET score.. 1h.

With that score u can get through jb 

Vipul Sharma @vipul_sharma67 54

@LETSROCKGDPI This is his CMAT score, not his MHCET score.

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Converted for Marketing in IMT Nagpur....but I want Operations as a specialization...provisional admission date is 12 may...........I m having GDPI at WE on 16 may.. which operations is better IMT-N or WE ?what should I do ? Please suggest

  • same with me bro..... 4d.
  • WE has much better. 1h.

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[2015-2017] Department Of Management Studies, IIT Delhi Admission Queries

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when can we expect results ?

  • @vishalshaw007 this years IIT Delhi cutoff for general ca.... 1h.
AIM IIM @alanshore 295

@vishalshaw007 this years IIT Delhi cutoff for general category students ??