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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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CONVERTED in PGDHRM mail @8:30PM today. Not joining though!

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  • @swapRon 1st or 2nd waitlist.? What is the last day to pa.... 18m.
Way to go....  
Himanshu V @himanshu1502

@swapRon 1st or 2nd waitlist.? What is the last day to pay that 1lakh amount.?

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From my learning, I am writing prep material with best possible approaches. This includes only concepts as of now. Hope it helps!

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The average age of members in my family excluding me is 27 years but including me is 22.25 years. If my family includes only myself, my parents and my siblings and there are two different pairs of members whose ages differ by 3 years and 4 years, then which of the following can be the age of any one member of my family? (All the ages are natural numbers)

A. 34

B. 35

C. 36


Would be helpful with explanation.

  • Members of family(n) =4/8/12... Because sum of ages =22.2.... 1h.
Coriander Son @MakeINdharavi 184

Members of family(n) =4/8/12... Because sum of ages =22.25*n is a natural number. Let the age of writer himself be 27n-27+A=22.25n.....only n=4 gives positive value of A. So A=8 and the ages of other 3 family members sums up to 81. There are two different pairs mentioned in the question so the writer will himself be in one of those pairs.......we can conclude that the pair partner of the writer will have age of either 8+3/8-3/8+4/8-4.......eventually the four ages can be (8,11,33,37)/(8,5,36,40)/(8,12,33,36)/(8,4,37,40). Ans C. 36

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[2014-16] New IIMs Results

Complete New IIMs discussions thread from WAT-PI to final results. Batch-[2014-16]

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IIM Kashipur -Gen WL 33. Asked me to check website on 22 May.. 7 pm.. Logged in Now.. Asks me to check again on 25 May 7 pm.. Does that mean there has been NO Waitlist Movement  ?? or are the admission offers provided elsewhere?

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  • @Rinesh.Jain so even for converted guys it is showing the.... 3h.
  • Rocket Science is easier than understanding this ruckus I.... 1h.
Vivek Kumar @vivekhits9 23

@Rinesh.Jain so even for converted guys it is showing the same message to check on 25th?


Rocket Science is easier than understanding this ruckus I guess

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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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Which one is better iim indore or iim kozhikode? I am highly confused 

  • IIM Kozhikode in all aspects. :). 1h.

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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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Hey.. Could you please tell me in the Indian diaspora what advantage does a fresher enjoy while going for an mba acw experienced guys !!!???? 

  • I did come across such a post by @the_next_big_thing !!! .... 1h.
Treading along the Boulevard of dreams !!!!!!!!  
Rafa Nadal @ashz.rockzz 4

I did come across such a post by @the_next_big_thing !!!  Do answer !! 

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Official Verbal Thread CAT 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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  • @SheerForce yes I would also like to know as these are .... 2h.
vijay Karan @vijaykaran 27


yes I would also like to know as these are the questions in which I'm not sure

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Need help puys:


Profile: 3.5 yrs work ex in an IT company. Open for any specialization.

 10th: 92; 12th: 87; Grad: 68 (Btech in Computer Science)

  • PGDISEM is a very niche course...Your work profile in IT .... 2h.
  • As @shanal said, the course is domain specific. So I woul.... 2h.
Shanal Gupta @shanal 11

PGDISEM is a very niche course...Your work profile in IT won't be utilized much if you join this course. I would suggest IIM Raipur.

PS: If the question would have been Nitie-pgdim vs IIM raipur, then it would have been nitie for sure... 

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As @shanal said, the course is domain specific. So I would suggest you to do a basic search about the course structure and the future prospects and then decide on which institute to join.

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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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how I can find my wl no/ merit list no. I filled the application but I waited for result guys pls help me

  • thanks guys for reply. 2h.

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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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Cn u guys plss rate new iims of raipur,rohtak and udaipur??

  • raipur is much bettr den d udaipur brthr.... 1d.
  • @rinku1717 raipur or ranchi ? and please tell me why. 2h.
neeraj kumar @rinku1717 9

raipur is much bettr den d udaipur brthr...

Sai Siddhartha @sid9912 7

@rinku1717 raipur or ranchi ? and please tell me why

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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My journey My way!

Have been waiting for this moment since July 2013 (the day I joined pagalguy) and finally I get to have it, like live it, feel it, smile and cry with it. Being a general, non-technical female (I know comes to people's mind that girl's quota and commerce background will add points to my score and get me in) I did have my share of ups and downs which I guess made me learn a lot more which I would have missed if was in some college this time! So the journey begins!

Ischooling :  So I have been thinking of doing MBA since 2007. Belonging to a middle class family and having cousins who were part of all these big B-schools, it inspired me and made me work harder to score those 90+% in boards and a 100% in maths in class 10th (that was the only time i worked my ass off) and was pretty sure that I am smart enough to crack the feline and be part of IIM A (dream school). Times passed and class 12th was kind enough to me and i scored 90+ even though i had my right elbow fractured and was not studying for straight 2 months. So, yes school went on fine with parents being happy, having expectations and with other problems.

DU :

Was lucky to be a part of north campus, DU and studied B.Com(H) from Ramjas College and did all the fun which you expect from a DUite to do. Made friends, attended fests, interned, had a break up and life took a different turn. Once a girl was so excited about preparing for MBA , left her plans to pursue it for the time being and wrote CAT just for fun like literally. Wrote CAT in 2011 with 0 prep, didn't even knew about the pattern properly etc and still hoped that yeah i am smart enough, I'll score 80 something. The day result came, it was below 50. I was devastated, though it was normal because I wasn't prepared but those expectations I had from myself were shattered. So a failed relationship, losing my grandpa the same day CAT results came out,  pathetic CAT score, failed placements and an irritating professor as mentor for the project, my 3rd year was pretty screwed up!! I had zero self-confidence and thought of myself being a waste and a burden on my parents. They didn't knew about it much but yea knew I was depressed, but i guess life had its own plan and left Delhi to explore Bangalore

(my first love). Spent 2 weeks there, came back.


Job : Managed to secure a job with a startup in Gurgaon ( a place where my ex belonged to and I loathed) and started working. Initially it was tough , literally, but then yes you eventually adjusts with things around. Worked harder, was in the top of the lists and was involved with other stuff there itself so had myself pretty occupied. Around birthday (January) I relaised "yaar aur nai hoga yeh, have to get back to the original self" and I told my parents about the discussion of pursuing MBA again making them satisfied "ki haan ab kuch hoga iska" Asked my cousins about the same and planned that I'll take the night shift and study in the day time but on my own, no coaching. Mind mai apni value abhi b kum nai hui thi (still thought of myself a smarty) and will crack it on my own. Registered with TIME for the test series and had a friend from XIMB to pan out my stuff and help me with it. Boy!! Those aimcats gave me nightmares, scoring as low as single digit percentiles. Still something in me kept me moving on and in August I resigned thinking I'll be full time devoted to it as was not able t manage job and study together. Manager felt bad but had to do this and packed my stuff and came back home. So living in Delhi/NCR for 4 + years and coming back to Yamunanagar (small town) gave me jitters. All hanging out, weekend parties etc all came to a stop. Kept my cool and promised myself with lucrative offers if I end up good.

Struggle time : actual period : So kept on preparing and hoping for a miracle I wrote CAT and all other MBA entrances , had in my mind that I'll atleast get through something. In this whole process, made amazing friends here on pagalguy. A long list of people and wont name because missing even a single on would be unfair. "Rise to Smile" was  my adda where was called tamatar and was called sallu too. Spent around 10 hours here because it was my family. So when the results started pouring in, it was a time where I thought it's time to end my life.

CAT : 50 %ile

SNAP : 86 %ile

XAT : 75.75%

And all other were straight rejects.

Managed to secure calls from TAPMI, IFMR, IMT Nagpur but the worst they didn't get converted too. Only IMT Nagpur did. My all friends had converts and were happy and gay with their new friends. It was a time I want no one should ever go through. A failure which makes you think yourself as a big loser, a failure, a burden, good for nothing girl. When you are so low, everything about you turns to be negative, you start thinking about how ugly you are, nobody loves you, people are moving away, they are happy and you are just sulking, you cry and cry yourself to sleep. Watching your parents try to pacify you but deep down you know how much they want you to be successful, taunts etc just was too much. Because of all this, I stopped eating and ignored my health and fell sick. Jaundice and acute intestinal infection took over me and 3 months on bed direct (April-May-June).This period was horrible, used to cry at nights because of pain and I guess the failure because I was scared about my future and cry till the point my mum used to make me sleep around 3 AM. This continued for 3 months, injections of pain killers, mum dad taking leaves for handling me etc, the only best part I wasn't admitted. During this time, I met a person on PG and he helped me to find a way out for all this. He asked me to introspect as it wasn't taking my time much and note down that what wrong I did. I agreed after a bit nagging and started the introspection and realized:

1.       I ignored the basic pattern and got emotionally attached to questions.

2.       I spent most of the time here on PG bakaring.

3.       I wasn't serious or organised with my course.

4.       I thought of myself as a person who'll clear CAT without prep.

5.       Was too involved in worldly affairs and vulnerable.

With all this I thought of working but was refused because of stamina/health issues and thought of writing CAT the last time in 2014. I was 23 by then, unemployed, good for nothing lass but still my parents agreed to it (not the marriage issue but they wanted me to settle professionally)

I gave up chocolates, I can die for them but yes did. Just to bring myself in discipline and joined CL in july for classes. Went for my classes, studied hard, did my questions, was off PG as in bakar and was a part of the FB group but realised that cannot study this way and went for chats and all just to ease my mind out. Joined swimming to keep myself involved as was still at home and made every effort to burn the midnight oil and with the support of my bestie and people around wrote CAT and all other entrances.

The first one was CMAT sept, result came around midnight and I managed a 95%ile, I know not a great one but a person who has seen 40-50, it was heaven. Called up Ankita (besite) and cried my heart out. I know I wouldn't get calls but then it was 90+. Was a bit confident and with an added effort wrote CAT. So i am this person who gets nervous before exams and happened this time too. After CAT, the next day i had IIFT and realised in the middle of the exam, IIFT is not my cup of tea The same night I went to katwaria sarai, in front of the IIFT gate, vented out (kiddish I know). SNAP happened then and results came. CAT it was, i scored 89.68%ile, yes not even a 90 -_- It scared the shit out of me again and was so depressed that I made my parents let down again and couldn't even manage 90+ with coaching and stuff. As the battle was still left, prepared for XAT. Was unwell that morning but managed to appear for it :/ The day I had TISS ,SNAP's result was declared. As I was going for the exam, the result was out. I was firm that I'll check once i am back at my massi's place. I went back, opened my mail hoping positivity as I wasn't bad last year. As I opened the score card, it was 97.85%ile and I shouted like anything. My cousin from the other room came running and was shocked to see me in tears (i cry a lot ) He got so so so scared that he called up bhabhi to look into the matter. I checked, rechecked, re re checked if it was me only. That moment I was not in my senses, I was crying and laughing at the same time Called up Ankita and did the same on phone, she was so confused that I got some good abuses from her The amount of confidence it gave me had no boundaries. Went out the next day and ate my heart out and shopped ^_^ Called my parents but they were normal with it! J

Then all the results came and TISS, IIFT was a straight reject. So as I had SNAP, i was hell bent to convert Symbiosis as Pune it was, a place I so wanted to be a part of. I knew I would clear SCMHRD cut off but was sceptical about SIBM-P, again tension times :/ but somehow I did :D.

So this season I had/have calls from SIBMP, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBMB, XIMB HR, IMI, TAPMI, KJ FORE, that is it.

The pune phase was altogether an amazing journey and rickety one but yes made me so so so strong.

Converted SCMHRD and am waitlisted for SIBMP which I have no hopes for to clear. So will be joining SCMHRD for now and will have my badge too :mg:

I made so many friends in this whole journey who are so close to my heart and have stood by me and seeing them saying "we are so happy for you, you deserved it" made me cry. Some of them left me but yes I cannot control that. The whole journey made me kill myself, made me proud. My parents cried with me the day I was part of the SCMHRD merit list. Sooner or later I realised, I can do it, I just need to be a lil more disciplined and strict with myself. Things will eventually fall in place, people say or "tension na le, sab sahi hoga" but yea we are humans, but obvious hota tension! J

Something in us keeps us moving, we just have to find that something and we'll succeed for sure!

PS - I know it is a long one but wanted to share with my PG family.

PPS - Ignore the grammatical errors as direct from the heart and no proof reading has been done.

PPPS - I did it (somehow) so anyone can do it! J

PPPPS - any sort of feedback is welcomed!

All the best peeps!! You'll surely shine!  

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I have converted IMT Ghaziabad PGDM Marketing, & I am waitlisted in IIM Ranchi PGDHRM. I have 31 months work ex in TCS. So which option will be better among these two? Kindly provide your valuable opinions.

  • @sowmya.3191 most people confuse marketing with sales so .... 2h.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
@namigoel 1

@sowmya.3191 most people confuse marketing with sales so end up suggesting HRM to girls.. that's not the case in today's era.. there are multiple career options in marketing like market research which really needs women a lot of times especially in consumer research!

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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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What is the maximum possible value of f(x)?


Shouldn't the answer be infinite?

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  • The function given is an increasing function, even after .... 3h.
  • Oops ya Calvin thanks man... 3h.
Don't let go. 
Calvin GS @catterat70 5

The function given is an increasing function, even after the intersection, the function keeps on increasing and can take values above 3.5. What is the value of function at x=10?

Dronzer Blazzing gigs @sivaedge 53

Oops ya Calvin thanks man.. 

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vivekananda, Bharti kharghar or Sinhagad pune  which is better for mms/mba ?? 81% le cet

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  • @pratham54 dude one guy saying there that if you want to .... 3h.
Pratham Avale @pratham54 626

@sameer_ghumare : b4 playing sarcasm, one shud see his position brother

Sameer Ghumare @sameer_ghumare 8

@pratham54 dude one guy saying there that if you want to apply seats(managment quota) to jb,iitb,spjain,pumba then contact him..i am not satirical about your comment. 

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

Hi All, Applications are now open for the 2-year full time programs, PGDM & PGDM-IB, at FORE School of Management,...

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what is the amount of money being deducted if a student withdraws from the program? 

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  • Details for pro rata basis?. 3h.
Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28 103

The amount deducted is Rs.1000 if you withdraw before 12th June 2015. After that the amount deducted will be on a pro rata basis.

NavDeep Sehrawat @sehrawat.n 2

Details for pro rata basis?

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Dear Puys,

Today I bring to you some of the success stories of SOIL alumni in the industry.

Brajesh Sah adjudged the best performer nation-wide in Channel Management @ Vodafone.

Nipun Chawla on being promoted as Deputy Manager Business Development @ HT Media.

Prateek Kataria promoted as Manager Business Development at HTMedia.

Proud of you SOILites!! Congratulations !!

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[2015-17] IIM Raipur Admission Queries and Discussions [OFFICIAL]

Greetings from the IIM Raipur fraternity, Welcome to the *Official Thread of Admissions [2015-17]* at IIM Raipur. T...

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I am not able to check my admission status. After filling CAT id and DOB, it shows me same admission status page(no information). Anybody faces the same situation?

  • You need to call AO tomorrow. Let them know your details .... 3h.
Cat 13 - 97.5% | Cat-14 - 95.4% | Waiting for my moment 
Satyadeo Thakur @Satya10123 433

You need to call AO tomorrow. Let them know your details and the problem, they will help you out with it.

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is there any whatsapp group of irma converts??

  • Post the admin's number if there is any such group.. 5d.
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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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Hi Guys the third list is out on

Please checkout.

  • @aniltripathi23 have a look. 3h.
Mohit Dhawan, DSM-DTU, 2014-2016,