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

Welcome to the Official thread for S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Admissions 2015-2017 for ...

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Last year, on 22nd April..the waitlist Moved quite a lot for all specs and Portal was getting updated regularly... What has happened to AO & Adcom this year..No movement updated & no reply to our queries ??? didn't expected this from SPJIMR..  :( 

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  • Track the wl movements. Nobody is interested in actually .... 5h.
  • It'll move buddy.. Have patience. :). 43m.
Converts: XIMB-BM,IMI, SPJ (WL-Ops) Calls: IIM-K,NITIE, L(SM), All New IIMs / IIT-B,D,M / XLRI-HR,GMBA 
serious-sam
Clark Kent @serious-sam 678

Track the wl movements. Nobody is interested in actually finding out what's happening in fin/Mkt/im it seems. With so many results already maximum movement will be in ops and fin. It's not that difficult a task.

vague_logic
Vague Logic @vague_logic 113

It'll move buddy.. Have patience.  :)

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This question might seem rhetorical at first as I am most deemed to answer it on my own. But still..

I am an MBA aspirant .I have been working in TCS since July 2012 now. My 1st CAT was in October ,2012, without any preparation and I scored 88.89 percentile. I mustered up all my wits and enrolled in TIME for weekend classes. After treading the CAT way for almost 8 months I took CAT in 2013 and lo ! 77.66 percentile is what I managed. I almost plunged myself into an abyss of depression ,became a social recluse and took a couple of months to recover. Somehow the lure of MBA went away as I started taking my job more seriously . However I still took CAT with utter nonchalance in  November,2014 as a passing sport and got 95.66%ile . I had also applied to other colleges this time(unlike earlier times) and I managed a call from  SIBM-Pune (converted ) , IIFT (converted) , XLRI (waitlisted;long shot), MDI (awaited) . Now in most certainty I am headed towards IIFT. But deep down I wince to make my peace with the fact  that I could not crack CAT and FAILED at managing even a single call from the Holy trinity of  A B and C . The same feeling of disgust with myself, the fisticuffs between who I am and that who I wanted to be that I had once embroiled myself into back in the IIT days resurfaced. I did leave a long cherished dream earlier when I could not crack IIT in my second attempt and joined XX Govt college in Kerela. I am still not over that emotional lacunae ; the very feeling of inferiority . Must I leave another dream yet again and join IIFT ? Needless to say this complex has permeated deep inside my marrows and might mostly remain there if I do so. Guys please help. I write this at 5 am with trembling fingers ..
I am growing older but not any wiser, should I risk everything and take another attempt at CAT? Or should I take the beaten road and abandon the ' I  ' word for ever....  

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  • I might not be experienced enought..but I feel go for IIF.... 13h.
  • @gauravgary200 I normally don't comment on others' repli.... 1h.
Ashwin20
King Cantona @Ashwin20 105

I might not be experienced enought..but I feel go for IIFT and try CAT one more time.You need to be pragmatic(one of the most underrated qualities of a manager).MBA is one of the means of upgrading your career,it is not the end.And I agree with @gauravgary200 ,only the top 10% in A/B/C bag the Mckinsey's and the BCG's .Rest of them get the average profile in FMCG's like the other top 10 b-schools.My brother did his MBA from MDI Gurgaon and he is having a better job and better salary as compared to his friend from IIM-A.

I also agree with @next_big_thing , you can also go for GMAT after working for 1-2 years after passing out from iift.

next_big_thing
ANKIT BARIK @next_big_thing 448
@gauravgary200

I normally don't comment on others' replies but ur ignorance has really forced me to make an exception. 'Holy trinity of A/B/C  only makes a difference for about top 10% of the class and rest 90% of people will land up in an average job with average salaries' --> This has got to be the most laughably ignorant statement that I have seen here. Let's get to the facts, shall we?

Finance - Take IIM-C for eg. This year, there were 110 opting for this field. Out of these 43 got placed in front-end profiles (IB +Markets+PE firms). BoFA (close to a crore for HK joining & 39 + JB for Mumbai joining), GS (London+ Mumbai), Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, Citi, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, HSBC Global Markets, UBS, Edelweiss, JM Financials, Avendus & Stan-Chart all offered front-end roles (90% of these are 30+ offers for India joining, with many touching the 40 mark). Normally, Barclays, Mizuho, NM Rothschild & DB all extend front-end offers (there is massive poaching b/w ABC, hence a few recruiters go here and there every year). On top of that, u have jaw dropping Hedge Funds that have extended 13+ offers (all 30+). Then u have Treasure Banking profiles from BoFA, UBS, Stan-Chart, DB, HSBC & DBS. In short, atleast 90 students out of the total 110 get placed in the very best offers (before the corporate Finance roles or Risk Management from RBS or Am-Ex can even start rolling). This is a spectacular line-up & NO OTHER COLLEGE in India (except AB) can even think of these offers.

Consulting-  Accenture Strategy (24 LPA for those with no relevant work-ex), BCG & Bain together took 40 students alone. On top of that, u have McK, ATK, Roland Berger, Alvarez & Marsal offers. All these together take atleast 55 odd students, i.e, 55 out of the total 93 students got the very best offers in the world of MC. And this is when Deloitte SnO (18+x for every year of WE), Purple Venture MC profile, KPMG (18+x), EXL (16.8+x), Hay Group, PwC MC profile etc haven't even set foot on campus. Again, other than AB & ISB, NO COLLEGE in India can dream of such a line-up.

Marketing- PnG (MT role based out of Singapore- arguably, the best offer in the world of Marketing, goes only to ABCL), HUL, ITC, HCCB, Pepsico, Reckitt Benckiser, Mondelez, J&J, Nestle, Asian Paints, Dabur (international posting), MH Alshaya (global marketing profiles) etc make for an unbelievable line-up- these are the bloody best offers in the world of marketing & other than A,L, XL & FMS, no other campus can bring all these giants together, year after year. All the above names pay above 17 with many of these crossing the 20 mark. For only 80 odd students, this is a phenomenal array of choices.

Gen-Man - A line-up of TAS, ABG, Hinduja, CK Birla, Kolte Patil, MH Alshaya, Lodha & in some years, Ingersoll Rand & Honda mean that the best offers in this domain are available to C students, year after year. Other than AB & L, no other campus has the firepower to bring even 75% of these names.

Then u have Microsoft IDC (34 LPA dream offer), Microsoft Redmond Office (the absolute best offer in this domain), FB, Google BD, German incubator Rocket Internet, Choppies Botswana, Gameplan for sports lovers (an elite sports management firm with clients like Kolkata Knight Riders, Liverpool Football Club and IPL), ABG Gaming division (international joining), BASIX (which has previously only recruited from Harvard, UCLA, Kellogg), Amazon (23.8 LPA) alone making 22 offers, Snapdeal (another 20+ offer recruiting in double digits) - if u know how to count, u will see that atleast 300/450 students in IIM-C get placed in phenomenal roles (absolute Tier-1), 80 odd get placed at very good roles (KPMG, Deloitte SnO, Purple Ventures, Flipkart et al)....... 378 offers were made on Slot-0 itself (I hope u are educated enough to know that 'average' firms don't get Slot-0). So, from where did u arrive at that '90% average offers' figure?? 

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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...

601 CAT IIM Lucknow

Second Stage (GD/GE/PI/WAT) Shortlist Announcement for IIM-L (Released)

The shortlist for IIM-L has been released. Visit http://www.iiml.ac.in/?page_id=1954 to find out if you've made it. S...

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For a GEM with acads 86, 73,64 work ex - 18-20 m by aug-sep 2015. What's min cat percentile i need to have to get a L call ? Need to know what i am targeting. Tx

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I am not gonna stop the wheel I am gonna break the wheel . CAT'14-96.2, CAT'15 : ? 

490 CAT IIM Bangalore

Second Stage (GD/GE/PI/WAT) Shortlist Announcement for IIM-B (Announced)

The shortlist for IIM-B has been announced. Please participate in the discussions below

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GEM with avg acads. Is there anyway to get a call from B based on cat score ? Cat toppers ? 

  • Wrk-ex - 20 m by sep 2015.. 3h.
I am not gonna stop the wheel I am gonna break the wheel . CAT'14-96.2, CAT'15 : ? 

890 CAT FMS New Delhi

[2015-17] Official FMS Discussions Page

*FMS Tracker : * https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IhuLl6Mg6jrkOhMvNrKBkovJCaKcvlH0Yn5FN0E_HVw/edit#gid=973562...

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I wanted to get opinions from all. With calls from K, S, Indore Mumbai Campus, new IIMS, SPJIMR and FMS what would you guys do? Which colleges IF converted would you go for? I feel only K and FMS worth it (SPJIMR waitlist 55 not gonna make it).

What is your opinion on shillong?

  • K, FMS, SPJIMR, S. 3h.
After all what is faith if it does not endure when it is tested the most! 

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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 Guys would like to ask whether I should enrol in aimcats or not ?? I have enrolled for CL BTW.are aimcats better than CL mocks ?? How is its analysis ?? I hear they are very tough too !! Except the fact that many people enrol in time over other institutes hence u get a better verdict of ur prep,otherwise should I enrol in it or will CL+IMs would be a better option ?? BTW,already got a scholarship in bulls so enrolled I'm them too !! 

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  • @christianbale thanks.whats ur take on bulls ??. 6h.
  • I haven't tken any. so can't really comment on it.. 4h.
TARGET IIM'S/IIFT/XLRI/FMS ONLY    
alanshore
AIM CAT @alanshore 149

@christianbale thanks.whats ur take on bulls ??

christianbale
Ankan Sengupta @christianbale 987

I haven't tken any. so can't really comment on it.

1.5k CAT IIM Shillong

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...

1.6k CAT

[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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  • See first try to put all the digits such that it doesn't .... 06 Apr.
  • @Juan_94 gotcha :smiley: aab samajh aa gayaa .. Thanks. 4h.
Juan_94
Cristiano Ronaldo_7 @Juan_94 190

See first try to put all the digits such that it doesn't violate conditions 1&2.. dekho agar wo middle box mein 7 bitha diya toh it should be a multiple of 7 na? then one of P/Q/R & one of X/Y/Z must also be 7 or multiple of 7..but that's clearly not possible since digits are distinct & they range from 0-9 @1992srishti 

1992srishti
Srishti Rungta @1992srishti

@Juan_94 gotcha aab samajh aa gayaa .. Thanks 

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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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Dear student of Maharashtra !! Kindly calculate your own chances usuing this simple.formula !! Allotment in MMS is based on rank hence please calculate your rank first.  this is how you calculate. 54000 approx people.have given cet, so if you have got 99%tile meams your rank is 540. Similarly if you got 90%tile meams your rank is 5,400. Based on this calculate your chances in mms/ mba of different colleges in maharashtra. Since what is a good college depends on who you are and what you want to do with thay degree, i believe students are smart enough to take their own decisions. best of luck !!

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  • Available on dte website generally 300-400 rank kj and we.... 8h.
  • @SWAPNEEEL the third round of cap closes for rank 300-400?. 4h.
SWAPNEEEL
Swaps Bhoite @SWAPNEEEL 23

Available on dte website generally 300-400 rank kj and welingkar gets closed in final rounds.

pri2905
Priyanka Sunkad @pri2905 8

@SWAPNEEEL the third round of cap closes for rank 300-400?

993 CAT IMI Delhi New Delhi

IMI Delhi Admission HelpDesk 2015-17

Hi Puys,You can ask all the queries related to admissions of IMI here.

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Are there separate hostels for PGDM & PGDHRM?

CAT 91.39 XAT 85.78  Converted: IMT-DCP, TAPMI, Bimtech, Nirma, IMI-PGDMHR & LSBIM. Waitlisted: MICA, IMI-PGDM 

512 CAT DoMS IITD New Delhi

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

Greetings from the Department Of Management Studies IIT-Delhi. "The tradition of imparting management education at I...

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Will there be two separate waitlists for DLM and DLT ? :/ I dont remember if we filled any preference order (Those who applied for both).

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  • Suppose someone converts DLT initially and pays the initi.... 7h.
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CAT '14 : 97.21, Calls : Sp jain, MDI, New IIMs, NMIMS 
guptanishant61
Nishant Gupta @guptanishant61 47

Suppose someone converts DLT initially and pays the initial amount for it. Later on he converts DLM too. Will we have to pay the amount again ? 

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career launcher complete cat material in excellent condition..18 booklets(almost new) and 10 unused mock tests.

Rs1700/-

ping me if interested. for delhi people

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career launcher complete cat material in excellent condition..18 booklets(almost new) and 10 unused mock tests.

Rs 1700/-

ping me if interested. for delhi people

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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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  • @pulkit_malik See I think that the country is in the tran.... 11h.
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ppriyanshuu.17
Hazy @ppriyanshuu.17 11,913

@pulkit_malik See I think that the country is in the transition phase( regarding the attitude change) because as the sentence progresses it speaks about the ripened opportunities for the extremists.

Logically, in any such situation the most favorable time period for the nasty creatures like extremists is the period of transition. For example, think of how terrorists enter into the country. Not when things are calm or even during the wars but they do enter during those short periods of disturbance (like during ceasefire collapses on L.O.C).

And so I think that the change in attitude is still on rise.  May be I have applied too much of logic over here.

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Hi,

I have wl 1 in general category. I have 2.9 yrs of work ex in IT. I kno w/l will get clear. But with this much work ex will there be any prob later for placements in IRMA. I have other option as TAPMI.

  • Same my waitlist is 9 and 2.7 yrs exp in IT .. 12h.
  • But my friend you have 35 years of career ahead to do the.... 5h.
divyeshsirohi
Divyesh Sirohi @divyeshsirohi 5

Same my waitlist is 9 and 2.7 yrs exp in IT .

Sharadprakash5
sharad prakash @Sharadprakash5

But my friend you have 35 years of career ahead to do the work which you want to do in ur whole life . So decision is urs. 

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

Greetings from Public Relations Cell, IIM Shillong! IIM Shillong PI Shortlist has been declared and can be accessed ...

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Estimated date for the final results?

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  • Oh OK. After tomorrow Shillong will be my only hope :p. 6h.
  • hoping to convert iim S...BTW best of luck for MDI.... 6h.
sid_5050
@sid_5050 95

Oh OK. After tomorrow Shillong will be my only hope :p 

Adiflexs007
ShadowBoxer @Adiflexs007 258

hoping to convert iim S...BTW best of luck for MDI...