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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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NITIE vs IIM K...throw some light..

  • @arvi.nitt @jayant.kar13 @MasterYoda @spandana.r .... 5m.
  • @leo_messi hw abt nitie... K vs Nitie me cnfuse hu me....... 3m.
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8.The Reserve Bank of India recently has allocated Rs 1000 crore to which for setting up a venture Capital (vc) fund to attract private capital for start up?

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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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In how many ways can 6 footballers and 4 cricketers be seated on a round table, if no two cricketers sit together?

First -> We take footballers into consideration. i.e 5! on round table.

Now there are 6 vacant places b/w Footballers, and 4 cricketers to be seated.

So it will be 5! * 6 c 4 or 5! * 6 p 4 ? 

Approach and though process please  

  • for a circular permutation of n things/persons, the formu.... 44m.
  • 5!6p4..coz we need to arrange the cricketers too. 3m.
@Simran.S 41

for a circular permutation of n things/persons, the formula is (n-1)! that is y 6 footballers will shuffle in 5! ways.

yolo iim @pathakprince421 51

5!6p4..coz we need to arrange the cricketers too

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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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Hi Puys,


  • If interested in HR, you can blindly select XIMB,if not y.... 43m.
  • IMI's PGDM placements have suffered a lot this year - 9.1.... 14m.
Gaurav Duttachaudhuri @gaurav_tinks 19

If interested in HR, you can blindly select XIMB,if not you can move to IMI.Colleges in same cluster have little difference in pedagogy and placements are almost similar. PGDM is flexible while HRM course will mainly be in lines of hr.However, both the courses are good and placements are decent if not average.

This Life is Mine. @Ankitz23 85

IMI's PGDM placements have suffered a lot this year - 9.12 is the avg while the fees is 16+... choose wisely

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[2015-2017] IIM Shillong PI Shortlist Discussions - Official Page

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I cant find the link to the fee structure.... could anyone please share it.. TIA.

  • It is around 12.7 Lakh, would post the link soon.. 16m.
  • Thank you :smiley:. 15m.

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

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

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Any recommendation for Engineering students to study prior joining?

Is there any kind of orientation classes before actual session starts?

  • @jaskarn Yes there is an orientation for about a week, es.... 13h.
  • @prateekm28 THANK ........ i like the idea of relaxing...... 28m.
Yes , Preparing for an MBA and will apply after completing my president service. GOD BLESS AMERICA....... 
Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28 97

@jaskarn Yes there is an orientation for about a week, especially for people who are not familiar with some of the terminologies that will be used frequently in future. The orientation classes will begin on the day of registration itself. 

I would recommend, enjoy your time before joining the college and relax. You will be studying a lot in the next 2 years.

Barack Obama official @jaskarn 155

@prateekm28  THANK ........ i like the idea of relaxing........

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[Official] (2015-2017) IIM Ranchi Admission Queries and Discussion

This thread is for all those who wish to be a part of IIM Ranchi's PGDM and PGDHRM (2015-2017 batch) programs. ...

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@IIMRanchi When will the results of PGDHRM come out?

  • By 15th May.. 10h.
  • results of IIM ranchi by may 15?. 37m.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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Puys I need your advice. 

10th: 85 


BE(E&TC):55 (Pune University)

CAT :98 , XAT: 98.4, SNAP: 99.8, IIFT: 99.4

Work Ex : 9 months in Distributed Control Systems employed in Industrial Control

I have converted SIBM Pune, and am hopful of converting MDI PGPM.(waitlisted presently )

NEW IIMs im sure I'll get in,

also im waiting on IIM S.

the Specialisation i want to opt for is MARKETING.

As my academic record is so poor im going to do my best to be amongst the top of my class during MBA + participate & do well in as many case study competitions as possible during the course to pump up my profile.

Im inclined towards SIBM for the following reasons,

What i think is that Compared to MDI or the IIM s there is a higher probability of students at SIBM having a similar academic record to mine , also ive heard academic rigour at SIBM is lower compared to the other B Schools Ive mentioned which assuming i do my best would help me (in theory at least) to stand out in my class. 

Can you guys please tell me what you think of my decision , and please put in any suggestions if you have. Also i want to know if i stand a chance of getting the top jobs offered at these B schools. Please be blunt, I dont want to regret the past, from here on im ready to do my best to achieve the best that i can. 

P.S : im not against repeating CAT either, but with my bad acads it becomes a big risk. (XL BM interview showed me what the top schools think of bad acads even if you have a solid reason behind it) 

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  • @FrozenAngel u shld by all means go for cat again . u hav.... 42m.
.. .. @jay3421 5,798

@FrozenAngel u shld by all means go for cat again . u have shown tremendous consistency among the tests u took . Just get that 99.9 score .. And as scrabbler said FMS C Jbims will surely admit u . All the best now don't waste ur time here just for a quote : A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm . 

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I want to ask something.everyone goes ga-ga over an IIM tag.Now i understand the affinity for BLACKI,but when it comes to new IIMs people are always like one day they will be in IVY league as IIMs rise fast and IIM tag the question is,there are already 13 IIMs+6 newest=19 IIMs, so will one day top 20 comprise of just IIMs barring a few 2-3 exceptions? or suppose govt opens up 10 more in 10 years to come,would one day top 30 be just IIMs? doesn't the speed at which they are coming up affect the brand value?obviously it doesn't affect BLACKI but what about others? and does that mean that in long run (say 20-30 years from now) we (all from non-iim but good b-schools) be just considered shit like?    

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  • *arrived late with the popcorn* *read 205 comments* *got .... 47m.
Anand Prakash @heisenberg23 244

*arrived late with the popcorn* *read 205 comments* *got to no conclusion*

My own two cents: ABCL are GODs now and nobody is EVER catching them. IIM tag certainly helps IIMs get out of the blocks fast, they develop faster initially and would take lesser time than a non IIM to reach a certain initial level. For example Lucknow started 15 years later than XL-BM but it caught XLRI fast (and has overtaken both XL and FMS now in my personal opinion). Similary new IIMs will not take as much time as a non IIM to be called "really good B-schools". Having said that, the IIM tag can only take these new IIMs upto a certain level and questions like what happens later, whether they will be able to overtake old established non IIMs like SPJ, MDI cannot be answered right now. It is going to be a fair fight and every college can jump or drop clusters depending on student performance and employer perception. Some people said that IIMs have the unbeatable advantage of government funding but they don't realize that IIMs are also forced to do social benefit. If you remove reservations and then talk about placement statistics of only 200 odd General category people at BLACKI then even great non IIMs like XL, SPJ, MDI would struggle to come close to BLACKI. Non IIMs have a big advantage of no reservations that sends their average up and they can boast about a minimum package too. So it is a two way street and hence this will be a fair fight. In conclusion, the IIM tag will lift the new IIMs only upto a certain level and beyond that it is upto each new IIM to find a way to displace established IIMs or non IIMs like SPJ, JB, MDI, NITIE. It is possible but it is difficult since the old institutes like I, K, XL, FMS, JB, SPJ, MDI, NITIE are not resting on their backs but also fighting hard every single day to climb up the ladder. Who will grow at what rate will depend upon what their students and alumni are upto. And what happens 30 years from now when Kanika's kids are trying to get into B schools is IMPOSSIBLE to predict right now By then, we may have started to think beyond IIMs like a certain Arindam Chaudhuri predicted or even beyond MBA if the economy is not in favour of business school grads at that time.

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i heard that only the people in finance and marketing get placed. The scenario is too bad for H.R.M and other specializations.Is it so?Could you please specify the placement details of H.R.M,last year batch?!


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

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Ops at 5 today. Whats the status for other specs?

This is like a daily score keeping chore now. :/

  • There are relatively fewer withdrawals from marketing and.... 9h.
  • Thanks for pitching in Paras. We were waiting for somethi.... 3h.
Paras Deshpande @Paras.D 74

There are relatively fewer withdrawals from marketing and also some of those who plan to withdraw haven't completed all the formalities. So I guess we can see multiple movements at once. 

^ Mostly speculation. Still no idea what really is going on.

Kushal Agarwal @bitsiankushal 5

Thanks for pitching in Paras. We were waiting for something like this. Really helpful!!!




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  • Thanks alanshore. 8h.
the only thing standing between u and ur goal is the fucking bullshit excuses u keep telling yourself 

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Requests or Offers to Donate your Old CAT Study Material : Strictly no buying or selling

Hi All, This is the season where lot of you people have completed their MBA preparation journey and are wondering whe...

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I am having a zip folder consolidating Mocks,aimcats,study material of CL and TIME for past few years along with SOP's,resumes of different institute from which I was having call..material size is closed to 1.5 Gb..if interested do revert back on
PS: 2014 season Calls:FMS,L,K,S,New iim's,XL-BM,HR || Converts:XL-BM,HR other results:awaited

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Official Verbal Thread CAT 2015

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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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Since counselling of all categories is happening a day before the general, does it effect our chances in any way?

What is the fees for the entire course?

Can the amount at the time of counselling be paid by cash?

  • Counselling fee is refundable if we not selcted?. 12h.
  • Yes. U can take the DD back home.. 9h.

Counselling fee is refundable if we not selcted?

Ashish Verma @Joey1 111

Yes. U can take the DD back home.

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

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Query regarding BITS MBA, I've been selected for it. I do have an interview for Welingkar on 10th May in New Delhi. Three doubts:

Which has better ROI?

Any location or other specific advantage with Welingkar?

Which is better faculty wise?

  • Welingkar takes the cherry with location factor and bigge.... 17h.
  • bits better ROI. 9h.
Deepak Rawat @deepakshonu 10

Welingkar takes the cherry with location factor and bigger brand name (in MBA only)...All d best.

@mbamba405 1

bits better ROI

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Hello Guys,

Is there any teachers ( Apart from Coaching institutes) in kolkata who provides personalised teaching in CAT , both VA-LR & QA-DI ? It'll be of great help to know . 

  • @pulokhbk 0930051008 Prof. Somnath Ghosh in Salt lake n.... 3d.
  • @nishant28t pls check the has got 9-digits...... 9h.
Nishant Tiwari @nishant28t 34

@pulokhbk 0930051008 Prof. Somnath Ghosh in

Salt lake near seva hospital

Pulak G @pulokhbk 6

pls check the has got 9-digits...pls give the full contact number. and can u tell sumthng more abt the prof like which section(VA or QA) is his USP???

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What is the average package for BIMTECH-International Business in Greater Noida campus.CTC and reality please.

  • For IB, average package last year was 6 Lacs.. 2d.
  • @Gunjan29 \- which profile is highly asked for? and how .... 9h.
"From the beginning, through the middle years and up to the end:Too Bad,Too Bad,Too Bad."  
Gunjan Kapoor @Gunjan29 20

For IB, average package last year was 6 Lacs.

Akash R @rAkash 107

@Gunjan29  - which profile is highly asked for? and how good are the placements for operations/analytics?