SJMSOM, IIT Bombay Admissions 2007

[image] With CAT over … THE RACE TO JMET BEGINS !! This thread has been opened to help the aspirants to: 1. Clear your SJMSOM related queries 1. Find out more about [email protected] 1. Get to know about the admission proces…



With CAT over .. THE RACE TO JMET BEGINS !!

This thread has been opened to help the aspirants to:


  1. Clear your SJMSOM related queries
  1. Find out more about [email protected]
  1. Get to know about the admission process
  1. Shoot your JMET doubts to the JMET toppers.
  1. Find out more about the IITs



GOOD LUCK TO ALL
Regards
N. Ramesh
Batch Of 2006-08

Shailesh J Mehta School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Before someone asks this, I would rather take up the issue here itself.

One of the most common questions we face here is :

Which B School to join?
SJMSOM or IIM, FMS, SPJAIN, NITIE, MDI, XLRI, IIFT ?

I am afraid you wont find direct answers to such questions on this thread. These answers are very subjective and depends on your work profile, your career interests, your background etc. There are quite a few students here in SJMSOM who have left final calls from IIM K,I NITIE, MDI, SPJAIN, XLRI, IIFT etc. However, this says nothing about the rankings of these colleges. It only means, for their profile and interests, SJMSOM was the better option.

Hence, as of now, please refrain from asking queries related to b-school comparisons on this thread. These queries can be taken up individually (after the results come out) by discussing it directly with the seniors.


However, you are welcome to ask anything and everything about SJMSOM.

Good Luck !
Ramesh

Well as Floyd said it, we r here to help u guys regarding anything related to SJMSOM...........make full use of this thread as now we r all free.......done and dusted with out end terms

hi,

I have heard that the Quant section is tough in JMET. The level of maths required for CAT is 9 , 10 Std maths concepts but JMET seems to have a higher level. I have made no special preparation for JMET prepared only for CAT based. So with 2 weeks left what can I do to increase my scoring?

regards,
catinat

what kinds of higher topics need to prepared ?
what about VA and DI?
i heard that in SJSOM PI they quiz too much about engineering courses but i am totally out of touch since last two years i have been working in IT.?
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@catinat Dude, quant is JMET is quite crackable....in fact ppl like me made it to SOM just because of quant scores......just go back to ur +1 and +2 math in case u wanna serious edge in quant......otherwise, there are loads of cat level questions interspersed in the paper........


@catch-it Well, PIs mostly depend on our ability to give it a direction......and yes u do need to have the basic knowledge of ur engg stuff......not big deal yaar......only a question or two in the whole interview.....

what kinds of higher topics need to prepared ?
what about VA and DI?
i heard that in SJSOM PI they quiz too much about engineering courses but i am totally out of touch since last two years i have been working in IT.?
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You need to have atleast the very basics of your Engineering concepts right. This holds true not only for SJMSOM, but for any other B schools. So a quick revision of 3-4 days will give you the much needed info.

VA and DI are not too tough. So, no special preparations for that.

Yes, for quant some level of preparation is needed. The best thing to do is to get some previous years papers from your coaching institute. This will give you a good picture.

If you have anything specific about the quant section, you may go ahead and ask.

Ramesh
@catinat Dude, quant is JMET is quite crackable....in fact ppl like me made it to SOM just because of quant scores......just go back to ur +1 and +2 math in case u wanna serious edge in quant......otherwise, there are loads of cat level questions interspersed in the paper........


Well Said f_k. I cant help but agree. Perhaps 90% of the people who are giving JMET may tell you to stay away from quant. But my advise will be this:

1) There are enough CAT based questions as well. Moreover, if your strength is not in quant, you are not looking to score more in it. Hence, you can easily target the easier set of questions and still aim to get a good score.

2) Having said that, I wont advise you to completely ignore higher mathematics. If you do just the basic few concepts of the topics, you can have a good advantage over others. Even I am here in SJMSOM today, due to my good score in quant. Hence, just spend a few days on it.

Good Luck!
Ramesh

hi
mr freewill & vodka...
what should be the stratgey while tackling JMET 2007 fr ur point of view.. since this time around sectional cut-offs ha sbeen introduced...
wat sud b d optimum attempts.., n score 4 getttin call fr sjmsom...

hi
mr freewill & vodka...
what should be the stratgey while tackling JMET 2007 fr ur point of view.. since this time around sectional cut-offs ha sbeen introduced...
wat sud b d optimum attempts.., n score 4 getttin call fr sjmsom...


My take - Even if the cutoffs are there, they wont be too high (specially in quant) unless they make the paper easier. Hence, the strategy shouldnt be much different from what we guys had followed. If you are not confident about quant, aim to just touch the cutoff. Try to do the CAT like questions. At the same time, try to maximize your score in the other sections.

I think a score of 75+ should fetch you a call. Considering average accuracy, a 100 attempts seem to be good.

As for me, I had had 102 attempts. I had scored in the mid 80's and had got a % of 99.92 (Rank 14) with 99.96 in quant. This is just to show you guys that JMET quant is not uncrackable. ITs just that peple never take it seriously.

Hence, if you think you are not so good in quant, stick to the strategy of maximizing your scores in the other sections. However, if you feel that quant is your strength, Go for it Mate !

Cheers
Ramesh

hi guys,
Can u please htrow some light on the exact format for the JMET paper.
Like no of q's , various sections , type of questions, weightage to each section ...

Hi Floyd

It seems JMET will stick to the same pattern as last year - wat u say is rite - its all about maxing in the other 3 sections - though last year reasoning was a bit toughie and time consuming, hence lost out in it... planning not to do so this year... :)

By the way how many did u attempt in Quant/wat score did u get for the 99.96 perc?

Also - how did u solve the paper? in plain words strategy and time splits for the sections?

Ashish


My take - Even if the cutoffs are there, they wont be too high (specially in quant) unless they make the paper easier. Hence, the strategy shouldnt be much different from what we guys had followed. If you are not confident about quant, aim to just touch the cutoff. Try to do the CAT like questions. At the same time, try to maximize your score in the other sections.

I think a score of 75+ should fetch you a call. Considering average accuracy, a 100 attempts seem to be good.

As for me, I had had 102 attempts. I had scored in the mid 80's and had got a % of 99.92 (Rank 14) with 99.96 in quant. This is just to show you guys that JMET quant is not uncrackable. ITs just that peple never take it seriously.

Hence, if you think you are not so good in quant, stick to the strategy of maximizing your scores in the other sections. However, if you feel that quant is your strength, Go for it Mate !

Cheers
Ramesh

Can you pls tell wat r the main topics in Higher mathematics dat wanna a brush up..???

hi ramesh (vodka n grp)
u gave us valuable info. thanx ...
....
one thing more !!
wat wud be ur approach on total time division 4 various sections.
at a stretch of 30 - 30 mins per section .. or different ..
i know its subjective !! but still want to know ur view in this regard.

My 2 cents on quant...i attempted only CAT questions there ewere abt 13 of them...gave just 20 mins to these 13 ques and was away with 96%ile in quant....but i cud afford 2 give jst 20 min becos thr were no sectional cutoffs...this time the strategy wud probably be different...

STRATEGY :

It being a 3-4 section paper.. Always start with equal distribution of time
As you progress VA definitely u can manage in say 23-25 min..then start with another 30 min time slot for DI after 30 min say u cud'nt solve all the Qs but u have VA surplus time at your disposal..but still move to another section "Mark mentally" or note down the easy sets which u think with little more deliberation u can crack but cud not in the stipulated time...
After covering all the section this way you should be having 8-13 mins surplus Use this time to go back to those "Marked Sets" and make a killing in reasoning set or DI or one more RC..this way you end up salvaging marks even towards the fag end of the exam

Startegy in short is : try to solve each section in equally distributed time and save time 2-3 min per section you should not worry of cracking more set at 27th min and exceed your limit of 30 mins ..that way pressure mounts as you move from one section to other

Aways keep an eye for easy sets (IN JMET you will have them 4 sure unlike CAT)
that way u should aim to clear cut off within 15-20 min of each section and then maximising the same
But remeber what i said to be done at 27th min..if ne of ur problem set ends at 27-28th min don't do another set but move to next section..note that problem set and gat back in the last

last year this way i was able to solve everthig i could in 2 hrs and left the paper after the bell with nloy those unattempted Qs which i cud not have solved with much effort also
probably end up doing them wrong which also got avoided..

hi Floyd, Vodka et all...
This is a very valuable thread!I'm sure it would be very helpful for JMET aspirants.
I took up JMET last time and Quant was a nightmare.
Guys, is it really essential to brush up on Differentiation/Integration et all?I dont remember the ABCD of those topics and dont feel like startin rite now.

Thanks!

-Poornima

Will JMET have sectional cutoffs this time??Cos Am weak in quant :(.
Great job Floyd and Gang!!
Much appreciated :).

Will JMET have sectional cutoffs this time??Cos Am weak in quant :(.
Great job Floyd and Gang!!
Much appreciated :).

Yup. JMET this time has sectional cutoff. But as pointed out by my classmates above, the sectional cutoff for Quant is not expected to be too high. Just revise your Class 11 and 12 higher math fundae. And dont forgot to crack the sitters.

If I can crack quant anyone can! :-D