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Any idea how a current IMS student should book a slot for SIMCAT 3? It is a free mock open to non-IMS students apparently, but I don't seem to have a way to book a slot with the usual method.

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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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One is sometimes asked about the “obstacles” that confront young writers who are trying to do good work. I should say the greatest obstacles that writers today have to get over, are the dazzling journalistic successes of twenty years ago, stories that surprised and delighted by their sharp photographic detail and that were really nothing more than lively pieces of reporting. The whole aim of that school of writing was novelty—never a very important thing in art. They gave us, altogether, poor standards—taught us to multiply our ideas instead of to condense them. They tried to make a story out of every theme that occurred to them and to get returns on every situation that suggested itself. They got returns, of a kind. But their work, when one looks back on it, now that the novelty upon which they counted so much is gone, is journalistic and thin___

A) best seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well.


b) The especial merit of a good reportorial story is that it shall be intensely interesting and pertinent today and shall have lost its point by tomorrow.

c) Today, each new day demands new ideas and the writer can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

)d But surprisingly the works they left behind are timeless.

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(Declared) CAT 2014 Results

CAT 2014 Results have been declared Check your result at - https://www.digialm.com/EForms/configuredHtml/756/1390/lo...

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Is it too late to start some serious prep for CAT 2015??

  • NAH.just revise ur basics till the en of july.and after t.... 1h.
ricky05
rhitwiz tripathi @ricky05 218

NAH.just revise ur basics till the en of july.and after that start giving mock and analyse them

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I have a query:

how is merit rank calculated in counselling round.

state rank and national rank is normalized?

what happens to AI seats?

Please Help.

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  • @rachit.india so in 84% u can get lala in counseling and .... 1h.
  • @hitesh.kanjan21 Pumba is borderline chance, because cuto.... 1h.
princebhat
House of Cards @princebhat 597

@rachit.india so in 84% u can get lala in counseling and from 94% in A.I u can get same in cap 2.Anyways wait for cap 2 results and then decide.

princebhat
House of Cards @princebhat 597

@hitesh.kanjan21 Pumba is borderline chance, because cutoff may go high in counseling also ,but still it is unpredictable ,hope for best.

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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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N is a natural number between 10 and 100 . P denotes the product of its digit . S denotes the sum of its digits. If 6P+4S=4N, how many values can N take?

please explain the approach.

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  • 9 ....( 16,26,36....................96 ). 11h.
  • 9. 3h.

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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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any queries regarding anything! feel free to contact!

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  • Asking for a friend, what is the cutoff for ST category ?. 1d.
  • @praveenjazz52 38 in both sections! percentile is 92.96%..... 5h.
Rajat.Sheoran
Rajat Sheoran @Rajat.Sheoran 1

Asking for a friend, what is the cutoff for ST category ?

leo_messi
Leo Messi @leo_messi 164

@praveenjazz52 38 in both sections! percentile is 92.96%. accuracy no idea

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(OFFICIAL) TIME AIMCATS TEST SERIES 2015

THIS THREAD WOULD BE USED TO DISCUSS THE SCORES & STRATEGIES OF TIME AIMCATS 2015,BOTH INVIGILATED & UNINVIGILATED M...

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koi aimcat ka schedule post kar do pls..

  • next is on 4th and 5th july. 6h.
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good start to the season

AIMCAT 1618

QA- 99.37

VA- 97.25

OA- 99.61

AIR - 54 

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  • chal gaye guru.....btw how u prepared yourself for this m.... 6h.
  • @krishnagupta i am weak in verbal part especially grammar.... 6h.
officesick - Target 99.5+ 
krishnagupta
Krishna Kant Gupta @krishnagupta 5

chal gaye guru.....btw how u prepared yourself for this magical figure?

hksparadox
Himanshu Srivastava @hksparadox 49

@krishnagupta i am weak in verbal part especially grammar and vocab so i concentrate on the mechanical topics and try to maintain as much accuracy as i can and then target maximum marks i could get in qa section.

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[2015-2017] Official MBA(Business Economics) , Deptt. of Business Economics [DBE], DU Admissions

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  • As HOD sign is mandatory... you can ask someone who is co.... 6h.
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As HOD sign is mandatory... you can ask someone who is coming here to submit his form....

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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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Guys .. IIM Kashipur vs MICA ! What should I do ?

  • MICA, known for marketing. 8h.
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Can seniors please tell approximately in how many days will the fees be refunded? Has anyone, who has taken a withdrawal, received the fees?

Calls : IMT, IMI, XIMB, MIB, MBE, TAPMI, KJSomaiya, GLIM PGPM ; Converts : MBE, MIB, IMT, GLIM PGPM, IMI 

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

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Do we need to have a work experience for placement at BITS? I am a 2012 graduate with 6 months work ex. Will it be ok....??

  • For work ex and plcmnt it is not absolute but relative.... 8h.
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For work ex and plcmnt it is not absolute but relative...

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From 9 %ile to 99 %ile... A five year journey...


From

This story is different in the sense that it belongs to a perfectly average person. No IIT/NIT tag, no academic/gender diversity, general category, no super high academic scores to boast of, no ultimate extracurricular and no extra special talents either. He just had a lot of determination, nothing more than that.

Calls: SIBM, NMIMS(did not attend PI),IIFT, MDI, IIMS, New IIMs, IITB, IIML(SM), TISS, NITIE, FMS, JBIMS

Converts: MDI, New IIMS, IIML(SM), TISS, NITIE, FMS, IIFT(WL-did not proceed with the process)

Joined: FMS

It took me 5 long years, 5 CAT attempts, a lot of other MBA entrance exams, a few failures over past years, 2 waitlists, a lot of Parents' blessings, and even more God's grace to achieve it. Can't be any happier, can't be any more thankful to God. P.S. Dreams do come true, sometimes it just takes a lot longer than usual.

Highlights

Total CAT attempts: 5 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

CAT 10 VA score: 9 percentile (probably a negative score)

CAT 13: 65.53 percentile

CAT 14: 99.37 percentile

CAT 14 VA score: 99.49 percentile

Finally joining: FMS Delhi

Total work ex before joining FMS: 47 months(at the time of CAT, it was 40 months)

Xth: 82%

XIIth: 80%

B.tech: 68.44%


The Journey

2010 - The beginning

It was the time when there used to be 3 sections in CAT namely QA, LRDI, VA. After finishing QA and LRDI, I looked at the timer. I just had 22 minutes left and VA yet to be started. And then I further made a strategy error! Decided to go through all questions) including RCs. Attempted some 11-12 questions out of 20. On outer, I felt satisfied having attempted atleast a decent number of questions, but deep inside I knew I had screwed it.

Result day: QA: 99.5 LRDI: 99.2 VA: 9 (Yes! just 9 - probably a negative absolute score)

CAT was my dream after all, which now lay broken on the floor. It was heartbreaking. I was still a college kid, and looking at that score card broke my heart. That night I cried like hell, till I felt asleep on my own. I had put all my hopes on CAT only, did not even sit for college placements. But after the debacle, found a job and took it. Life goes on afterall.

2011 & 2012 - The wasted years

The job was decent, salary was coming. The thought of CAT almost left my mind. Though I did attempt both of these CATs, but just for the namesake, without any preparation whatsoever. The thinking that it is better to write CAT after some workex further pushed me to ignore CAT. Result: Scores of early 80s in both attempts. Though I bettered my VA performance, probably because now there were just 2 sections: QADI and VALR(was fairly good in LR). Also, there was fixed time per section so I could spend more time on section 2.


2013-The dream resurrects

It was already July when I again decided to take CAT seriously. I already had 2 years of workex and at the time of CAT, it was to become 2.5 years. Now I was feeling bad to have wasted 2 previous attempts.

Nonetheless, I took a test series and started preparing again. Since the time was less, so I did the mistake of skipping basics and directly jump to tests and questions. The job took a lot of my time so I did not get a lot of time to practice, yet I tried to do my best. Days passed and I started giving mocks. In some of them, I did very good, but in some of them I did very bad, but I kept attempting them. On CAT day, I did fairly ok, not good, not bad.

Result: 65.53 percentile. I was taken aback. This was my worst OA score ever. Pathetic thoughts started coming to my mind. Was I not smart enough for it? Is it all over forever? Should I finally move on after 4 attempts? I took suggestions from a lot of people, but many of them suggested me to move on and put my efforts in the job. That I was already overage for CAT and seeing my past record, it is not wise to carry on.

2014 - The dream finally comes true

After thinking a lot, I decided to give it another strong attempt. By now, all my friends at job had switched to other companies for career growth, but I decided to stay so that I can concentrate on CAT.

I decided that coaching would bring me routine so joined classes in late January. My job demanded more than 12 hours a day and usually I came back home after 7:30-8:00 PM. After having some rest and dinner, the thought of picking up those books after such a tiring day felt like hell. But nevertheless, I almost everyday picked up those books at around 9:00 PM and studied till late night around 1:00 AM till eyes could take no more. Woke up again at 7 Am to go to office and routine continued. On weekends, I went to classes and studied whole day. The mocks started getting better and consistent this time, though VA was still a bit dicey but was improving.

All was going well, when suddenly the pattern of CAT changed. It was now a 170 minute, 100 question test. What was worse was that there was no time boundation for sections, which brought back my first attempt nightmares. I was so tensed that I flunked my next few mocks, before my teacher counseled me. Again, it started getting better. I did a lot of practice. Infinite number of questions, topic tests, sectional tests to improve my VA, and the results were promising.

CAT day - The nightmares of first attempt were still on my mind. The exam seemed easier than usual. Attempted around 42 questions of Section one in just 70 minutes. Now I had 100 minutes for section 2. Being extra cautious attempted 40 questions in section 2. OA 82 attempts, it certainly was a satisfactory performance.

Result:

Section 1: 97.62( was a bit disappointed)

Section 2: 99.49 (After scoring 9 in 1st attempt, this surely was unbelievable)

I almost cried when I saw that result. That satisfaction was to be felt. It really felt divine.

Interviews

As expected, did not get any BLACKI call given my poor academic scores. Only AC were possible with that profile, for which my score was not enough.

For rest of interviews, some went good, some went bad. There was this one question which was asked in each of my interviews:

Q - Why so late for an MBA?

Ans- It has been my dream for 5 years, and it is never too late to wake up to your dreams.

FMS: 99.37 was a low score if we talk about FMS. I needed an extra ordinary performance in the PI given heavy weightage to CAT score at FMS, and considering that FMS PI is usually only 5-7 min process, it was even more difficult. But fortunately, the interview was based majorly on Philosophy, which is my forte, and I did perform very well there. I scored 5/5 in extempore and 9/10 in interview. On the result day, I had a WL of 88, which seemed comfortable, and I converted in the second wait list.

P.S - We all have that dream and we should keep hanging to it. It is never too late. All the best to everyone.

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  • your journey is inspiration for so many people like me..w.... 8h.
CAT '13-65.53 | CAT '14-99.37 | VA '10-09.11 | VA '14-99.49 | AIWTSAC
Pshikha
tremendous shikha @Pshikha 1

your journey is inspiration for so many people like me..who had screwed there 1st attempt and have low acads...thanks for sharing it and all the best for ur bright future....:)

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BM 19

QA 49(19,8)

VA 82(30,8)

OA 131(49,16) Don't know what to make of this. 

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  • @gupt1 you score 85-90+ generally. Mera toh 55 paar hi na.... 9h.
  • @gupt1 kal dete hai bhai late ho gaya..... VA me bas 70 a.... 8h.
NIT Trichy fellow, CAT'14 - 99.61; Mission CAT'15 
sid_5050
Daredevil @sid_5050 161

@gupt1 you score 85-90+ generally. Mera toh 55 paar hi nahi hota. improve toh mujhe karna padega! 

hksparadox
Himanshu Srivastava @hksparadox 49

@gupt1 kal dete hai bhai late ho gaya..... VA me bas 70 aa jaye bhagwan _/\_

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When will be 5th list out. ? 

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  • koi to bta do bhai...sab itna shant kyu hai :'( :stuck o.... 10h.
  • .. 10h.

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[2015-2017] FMS BHU Admission Queries

The results are out. Check it out at the following link: http://14.139.41.16/fms/MBACounselling2015.htm

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My merit order is 32 and have got confirmed paid seat admission in mba ib,what are my chances of getting a regular seat?

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  • didn't get u.. 17h.
  • If I have got mba ib paid seat,so what r chances of getti.... 10h.
ishita.180692
@ishita.180692

If I have got mba ib paid seat,so what r chances of getting regular seat?

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Can we get Mocks in pdf format? 

Initially it was there but can't find it now.

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  • yeah..can't find..CL mocks in pdf dis time... 13h.
  • I think those erolled in cl test series can access the PD.... 10h.
ritwizshukla92
Target BLACKI @ritwizshukla92 23

yeah..can't find..CL mocks in pdf dis time..

ashmaitsingh
Ashmait Bagga @ashmaitsingh 45

I think those erolled in cl test series can access the PDFs. however I found solutions to selected questions from their mock cats in their YouTube channel. have a look. searvh for mock 2015