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  • Dear Puys, 

    MISB Bocconi is the offshore campus of Bocconi university Milan. We are conducting a detailed profile evaluation for the aspirants wishing to apply for MISB Bocconi, PGPB 2015 Batch. 

    Program, BSchool and Placement details -http://bit.ly/pgbrochure

    Know your chances of a call for Bocconi India, Europe's premier business school in India. 

    Details to be disclosed by aspirants,

    1. Academics - 10th/12th/grad score

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    You can also Private message us with your profile details. 

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2.3k GMAT ISB Hyderabad

ISB Class of 2016 Aspirants

*R2 Applicants : Please go through below Important links :* (The list of the links will get updated as and when I ge...

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Now i have lost all hope for an interview invite

PS Delhi applicant 

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  • will wait till tuesday ... hope everybody here gets a cal.... 56m.
  • Even I am in the same boat guys.. 52m.
pg1483
prateek gupta @pg1483 224

will wait till tuesday ... hope everybody here gets a call ...

thedelhidude
@thedelhidude 9

Even I am in the same boat guys.

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SP Jain Mumbai 2015-2017

Hey ! I wanted to know the admissions process details for the batch of 2015-2017 PGDM (2-year MBA) Programme offered ...

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Pagalguy Prep. Team for GMAT

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Krate Motors, one of the leading automakers in the country, sells all its cars through two dealerships: Trump and Prax. In the last few years, Trump has consistently sold many more cars than Prax even though both the dealerships have the same geographical acreage allotted to them. However, since both the dealerships are assigned exclusive geographical regions, neither can sell cars in the region allotted to the other. Krate’s marketing division has recommended that in order to boost the company’s overall sales, Trump be given an exclusive contract for the entire country.

The validity of the above recommendation depends on which of the following assumptions?

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Hi I got offer from NMP MDI but not going there considering the placement situation.......can anybody confirm when SP Jain batch 2015-2016  will start as admission process is still open (Details are not clear from website)

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  • Hey @lochan_cancer , please don't address me as sir :smi.... 15h.
  • @leo12all sorry .. habit ..coz of exp as collection mngr.. 14h.
leo12all
Avnish Mishra @leo12all 828

Hey @lochan_cancer , please don't address me as sir

Yes, the application is out for the batch starting this oct.

lochan_cancer
Rudra Lochan @lochan_cancer 153

@leo12all sorry .. habit ..coz of exp as collection mngr.

308 CAT GMAT BITS Pilani

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

The Department Of Management, BITS Pilani is calling for admissions to MBA program for 2015-17 batch. The last date f...

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there is a question as:

Is your final semester / year results announced and available with you?

After selecting Yes, it asks for the % marks obtained...which % is to be entered here - Aggregate of the whole course or that of the final sem??

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  • Aaggregate of the whole course. You can write CBSE (or) G.... 1d.
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KrishnaKLU
Krishna Kanth @KrishnaKLU 51

Aaggregate of the whole course. You can write CBSE (or) Gujarat State Board for example for 10th name of degree

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NUS Intake 2014

Hi, Does anyone know if NUS will be considering Integrated Reasoning for the 2014 intake?

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Hi, 

Is it mandatory to submit the official GMAT score at the time of application, or can I submit the students copy for now and send the GMAT score report at the time of shortlist ?

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GMAT Reading Comprehension Discussions

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Lysosomal storage diseases form a category of genetic disorders resulting from defective enzymes that normally function to degrade unneeded molecules in cells. These enzymes do their work in the lysosome, a small compartment in a cell analogous to a garbage disposal. The lysosome contains between thirty and forty different degradative enzymes. When any one of the lysosomal enzymes is defective, the molecules requiring that specific enzyme for their degradation will accumulate and cause that individual's lysosomes to swell enormously. The physiological effects of such swelling on the individual include motor and mental deterioration, often to the point of premature death. But each disease resulting from one specific defective lysosomal enzyme has its own characteristic pathology. The age of onset, rate of progression, and severity of the clinical symptoms observed in patients with the same defective lysosomal enzyme are highly variable. For many years, this variability in patients with the same defective enzyme puzzled scientists. Only recently have researchers begun to answer the riddle, thanks to a genetic analysis of a lysosomal storage disorder known as Tay-Sachs disease. As in most lysosomal storage diseases, patients suffering from Tay-Sachs disease show both mental and motor deterioration and variability in age of onset, progression, and severity. Physicians have categorized the patients into three groups: infantile, juvenile, and adult, based on onset of the disease. The infantile group begins to show neurodegeneration as early as six months of age. The disease advances rapidly and children rarely live beyond 3 years old. The first symptoms of the disease appear in juvenile cases between 2 and 5 years of age, with death usually occurring around age 15. Those with the adult form generally live out a normal lifespan, suffering from milder symptoms than do those with the infantile and juvenile forms. Researchers hoped that the categorization would yield insight into the cause of the variability of symptoms among Tay-Sachs patients, but this turned out not to be the case. In Tay-Sachs disease, undegraded materials accumulate mainly in the lysosomes in the brains of patients, but the kinds of molecules left undegraded and the specific identity of the defective lysosomal enzyme responsible for the malfunction were not discovered until the 1950s and 60s, respectively. The main storage molecule was found to be a lipid-like material known as GM2 ganglioside. The defective enzyme was later identified as hexosaminidase. In 1985, the gene coding for the normal hexosaminidase enzyme was cloned and its DNA sequence determined. Shortly thereafter, the DNA sequences of genes encoding hexosaminidase from many Tay-Sachs patients were studied. It soon became apparent that not one or two but many different types of mutations in the hexosaminidase gene could result in Tay-Sachs disease. Some of the mutations prevented the synthesis of any hexosaminidase, preventing all such enzyme activity in the cell. Patients with this type of mutation all had the infantile form of Tay-Sachs disease. Other mutations were found in certain regions of the gene coding for areas of the enzyme known to be critical for its catalytic activity. Such mutations would allow for only extremely crippled hexosaminidase activity. Most of the patients with these mutations clustered in the juvenile category. Adult Tay-Sachs patients presented mutations in the regions of the hexosaminidase gene that were less important for the enzyme's activity than were those affected in juvenile patients. Scientists quickly hypothesized that the variation in age of onset and severity of Tay-Sachs disease correlated with the amount of residual enzymatic activity allowed by the genetic mutation. Though more research is needed to demonstrate similarity with other lysosomal storage diseases, the work done on Tay-Sachs disease has already offered a promising glimpse into the underlying mechanisms of these disorders.


It can be inferred from the passage that which of the following statements is true of lysosomal storage diseases? 

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hello people

My profile is as follows 

Gmat : 560 

Xth : 88

XIIth : 89

Grad ( Eco Hons from DU)  74 - stood second 

Hoping to start my job in Feb at Barclays. 

Kindly suggest some b schools for MS in finance or MBA? Also scholarships available in India as I already have an offer from Warwick business school. 

Thanks 

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  • Based on your profile & GMAT, you should communicate with.... 19h.
  • I have tried to do that as well, but they haven't given .... 18h.
nodwin
Nodnat @nodwin 22

Based on your profile & GMAT, you should communicate with the B School you are applying to and try to get some scholarships from them. This is the most viable option. 

kakkarnidhi11
@kakkarnidhi11 1

I have tried to do that as well,  but they haven't given me the scholarship,  neither do they have any provision for financial need based scholarship! That's the reason I am searching for other options! If u could tel me any other option,  that 'll be really helpful 

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Hi...I have applied for Asian Institute of Management 2015 MBA batch. Wanted to know whether there is any separate page for the 2015 batch. I have received call from AIM for GD/PI and I had some queries. If anyone active on this page please reply.

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  • Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/394182.... 07 Jan.
  • @shyams2611 I've been accepted at AIM. I could not get to.... 18h.
sandeepwaghmare
Sandeep Waghmare @sandeepwaghmare 26

@shyams2611 I've been accepted at AIM. I could not get to the group/page of students accepted for 2015 intake.

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GMAT Exam !!!

GMAT Exam consists of the following sections:

1) AWA - Analytical Writing Ability - 30 mins.

You will be provided with one argument based on some premise and you need to write an essay evaluating the soundness of the argument. Mostly, 2-3 paragraphs with proper reasoning of the argument should do the trick. Some people prefer to have an format and plug-in their arguments in the right places. Try to complete the writing part within 20 mins and rest 10 mins can be used to format it or review it. Avoid the spelling mistakes. Some of the mocks such as ManhattanGMAT uses the browser text area for the mock and that provides the auto spell correct. GMAT doesn't use that and you WILL BE ON YOUR OWN with regard to spellings . So get used to no auto spell check.

2) Integrated Reasoning : IR - 30 Mins.

Right after the AWA, you will taken to IR sections

without any break

. IR section consists of 12 Questions and you need to complete as many as possible within 30 mins. As far as I know, the IR is not computer Adaptive so you will be provided the random questions. More on the different question types:

http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-exam/gmat-exam-format-timing/integrated-reasoning.aspx

Apart from  Multi Source Argument, it is similar to DI section of CAT. In multi source argument which has 2-3 tabs and you need to answer questions combining the data or data from one tab. I will suggest you to get used to it as none of the indian exams has this type of question. 

The maximum score is 8. Mostly, if you get 10+ of 12, you will be rewarded 8 score.

3) Break - 8 mins

Break is provided for 8 mins. You can take the break or skip the break depending upon your comfort level. But don't exceed it. if you exceed it, the extra time WILL be Deducted from the next section and that is Quant.

4) Quant - 37 questions in 75 mins.

The next section is Quant ability and have following two type of questions:

1) Problem solving - PS

2) Data sufficiency - DS

Problem Solving is similar to normal question where the question is asked and 5 answer options are given. You need to select the correct answer. 

Data Sufficiency has a questions stem and it has two more statements.

Option A) If Statement 1 is sufficient

Option B) if Statement 2 is sufficient

Option C) If both the statements are required

Option D) If either of the statement is sufficient.

Option E) If both the statements together is not sufficient.

The above options are NEVER going to change and you need to select one of the correct option.

Quant section is Computer Adaptive and you will get tougher questions based on your response. 

5) Break - 8 mins

Break is provided for 8 mins. You can take the break or skip the break depending upon your comfort level. But don't exceed it. if you exceed it, the extra time WILL be Deducted from the next section and that is Verbal.

6) Verbal section - 41 questions in 75 mins.

Verbal section has three type of questions

1) Critical Reasoning 

2) Sentence correction

3) Reading comprehension .

Critical Reasoning:

There are further more classification of the questions but mostly, you will given Strengthen and weaken questions which consists of 60% of the critical reasoning questions. Apart from those, most questions will be Assumption, Evaluate, Resolve the paradox and Bold Faced questions. Some of the Official guide questions, you can see fill in the blanks, but in my last two attempts, I didn't get any of them.

One more indication that you are doing good is to get Bold Faced Questions. Normally Bold faced questions are considered toughest so if you are doing well, you might get bold faced questions. This might be true but not entirely, in one of the GMAT Prep mock, I got 43 in VA (considered good by GMAT standards), I didn't get any bold faced questions. So just do your bit and don't worry about other things.

Sentence Correction:

Sentence Correction will be one line of sentence with some or whole part underlined. Option A) WILL be same as that of question and other options will be modification of the sentence. 

The correct option is that option which renders the correct meaning when the sentence fragment is plugged in to the original sentence.

There are different types of errors tested in GMAT. 

1) Modifier issue

2) Parallelism Issue

3) Comparison issue.

4) Conditional Statement issue 

5) Subject Verb Agreement issue.

6) Use of Idioms.

GMAC says the correct option should be grammatically correct and should provide the unambiguous meaning.

Reading Comprehension 

Reading comprehension will have a passage and 3-4 related questions to the passage. Mostly there will be three passages and those will be spread across the exam. There is no definite questions number where the passage will appear. Mostly the first question will be about the central idea or the passage structure so that the students have to read the passage entirely. The student can only see one question at a time along with the passage. 

After close to 3.5 hrs, you will be asked some questions about the demographics of the text taker and those are optional. I didn't have the mental strength to even look at it. Those questions are timed.

After 10 mins, you will be shown unofficial score of IR/QA/VA/Total score. You have 2 mins to decide to accept or cancel. If you don't act, by default the scores will be canceled.

If you act and choose Accept:

The scores will be reported to the school whom you chose at the start of the test.

if you act and choose Cancel:


The scores will not be reported and in the report a line will be added that says you can cancelled the scores. You can however, choose to reinstate the score you have "Chose" to cancel by paying $100 within 60 days.

More on this new feature :

http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-exam/gmat-exam-scoring/your-score-report/preview-your-gmat-score.a...

Before you start with the exam, you will be asked for 5 B schools where you want to report the scores. The fee to report the scores is included in the $250 that you paid while registering for GMAT. If you want to report the scores later to any B school, you need to pay $28 per school.

So all the best !!!

Any specific questions, SHOOT !!! 

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kinji.at.pg1
Kinjal Das @kinji.at.pg1 27,907

Any specific issue, tag me and ask questions

kinji.at.pg1
Kinjal Das @kinji.at.pg1 27,907

For each essay, you will require at least 15-20 days to one month. You can build on your first essay's experience to write other essays. You need to think very deeply to make your story convincing

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hello @SMU_Singapore 

i'm an undergrad management student , currently pursuing Bachelors of Business Management final semester. i would like  to know if my profile matches  the SMU MM program.

Undergrad : 73.5% ( as of 5th sem )

12th : 90.5%

10th : 90%

internship : HMT international ( 1 month )

few project works

have participated in various intercollegiate management fests

active member of CSR/SSR club

many extracurricular certificates

Thank you

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Please evaluate my profile.


CMAT SEPT 2014 : 88.01% (score 177)

class x-82.75% State Board

class xii-78.56% State Board

B.Tech-7.89 CGPA (Computer Science & Engg.)

Work Ex-26 months till date in Renowned IT  MNC

Decent extra curricular activity

Completed NCFM Financial Market Certification .

Is it wise to apply??

Apart from this kindly put some light regarding the course fee and placement statistics

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Having often been thought of as still a city of working-class neighborhoods, Chicago is increasingly populated by poor people. 


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65 GMAT XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI GMP: One Year PGDGM Program

Hello everyone, I'm Daya Nand Katyayan from the current XLRI GMP (General Mangement Program) batch. This is a 1-yr fu...

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Hi Guys,
I am looking for a 2016 admit to the pgpx program of iima.
Request you to give your kind opinions about the suitability and strength of my profile for the said course.
10th-87.6%
12th-82.0%
BE (MECH)-75%
Very active in extracurricular activities both in school and college.

5+ years work ex in Construction management in Oil& Gas Sector with Leading a leading PMC .

Nothing much to show for other activities or hobbies.
Though am into welfare committee of office for last 3 years.

Aim- To move to a Project Management role or a more general consulting role with companies like McKinsey or BCG.

In long term looking to become an expert in public policy or industry vertical.

  • Minimum age of admit into PGPX is 27. You must be pretty .... 4d.
  • Agree about the extra-curriculars. I don't suggest that y.... 3d.
ninad.bhave
Ninad Bhave @ninad.bhave 8

Minimum age of admit into PGPX is 27. You must be pretty close to that, right? Your grades seem ok. I suggest you take the GMAT and go from there. In case your 5+ yrs don't include any overseas experience, I suggest you do a couple years of solid extra curriculars as well. Anything you want. It should only be visible that you are a well rounded person who has interests and pursues them actively.

mba-help
MBA Decoder @mba-help 1,518

Agree about the extra-curriculars. I don't suggest that you do something completely new- but do get heavily involved in the welfare committee. You have already been involved- I guess with not much  contribution (feels like this from the way you write it) - but upping your gameplay out here will be easier for you and not seem like you are doing something just for the applications.

Prepare to score 700+ on the GMAT.

Namita Garg

http://www.mbadecoder.com

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I have admits for Full-Time MBA from HKU-LBS Track and UBC-Sauder

http://www.mba.hku.hk/fulltime/advantage/introduction http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/MBA/MBA_Full_Time/Program_Overview

I have to pay the deposit in 2 weeks time, I'd be glad if you assist.

Brief Backgroud:

Indian

5 years of work experience in June 2015

Tech Industry (Analytics)

Post my MBA I would want to work for a couple of years in US/UK/Canada/Singapore/HK

Concentrating on Consulting Industry

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I have admits for Full-Time MBA from HKU-LBS Track and UBC-Sauder

http://www.mba.hku.hk/fulltime/advantage/introduction http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/MBA/MBA_Full_Time/Program_Overview

I have to pay the deposit in 2 weeks time, I'd be glad if you assist.

Brief Backgroud:

Indian

5 years of work experience in June 2015

Tech Industry (Analytics)

Post my MBA I would want to work for a couple of years in US/UK/Canada/Singapore/HK

Concentrating on Consulting Industry

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I have admits for Full-Time MBA from HKU-LBS Track and UBC-Sauder

http://www.mba.hku.hk/fulltime/advantage/introduction http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/MBA/MBA_Full_Time/Program_Overview

I have to pay the deposit in 2 weeks time, I'd be glad if you assist.

Brief Backgroud:

Indian

5 years of work experience in June 2015

Tech Industry (Analytics)

Post my MBA I would want to work for a couple of years in US/UK/Canada/Singapore/HK

Concentrating on Consulting Industry