Amar: Sir I have one year job experience. But I switched my first job within 2 months. Does this unstability in my career hamper my chances in CAT
IMS: No, it would not hamper at this stage, as long as you are clear about your career goals.
selvajayapal: Sir, how many seats alloted for each IIMs, how they will be short listed (By marks / GD/PI / Exp. / etc.,
IMS: IIM-Ahmedabad -- roughly 250, IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Calcutta -- roughly 240, IIM-Lucknow, IIM-Indore and IIM-Kozikode -- roughly 180. Each IIM has different weightages assigned to shortlist their list of candidates.
chandervikas: Hi can u help...i have 3.5 yrs experience in IT... i want to take up some MBA course part time.....1. are there any courses available..2. does the part time courses help....
IMS : Yes, there are few good part-time programmes. However, this will depend on which city you are in.
chatterjee: i have averge academic is it possible to get into good b.school?
IMS: Academics are important, but each B-school has its own eligibility criteria. Please check the eligibility criteria for the institute you wish to apply to.
gauravsurana: sir pls suggest some good b-schools other than the iim's
IMS: XLRI, MDI, FMS, ISB, NITIE, the IIT Schools of Management are some of the good B-schools in the country.
madhavan: how important is my cgpa.am from nit trichy with 7.18 and 1 arrrear which i have cleared.How will the arrear affect my chances in IIMs
IMS: Academics are important, but you have to perform at the test, the GD and PI vis-a-vis your peers. In the end, if you are a good candidate, they will definitely select you.
Kapil: I have two years work experience, How good is ISB for me?
IMS: You should apply to the IIMs, XLRI, FMS and ISB for a strong career.
kinjal: please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. i repeat my question: how far do yu think the percentiles projected in simcats and mockcats are realistic
IMS: The percentiles are calculated based on the scores of the students who take the test. Therefore they represent a true picture of the population which took the test.
Ajit: Sir , I have heard that IIM-A avoids taking students without work ex. I do not have one , so is getting into IIM A almost impossible for me
IMS: No, this is not correct. In fact, close to 40 percent of the entire student population is without work-ex.
chandu: hey, i have 2 yrs work-ex situated in mumbai, wat r d part-time courses available 4 me
IMS: A part-time MBA from JBIMS will be the best choice.
bugged: can u give me some tips to move from 97% to 99+ % range...
IMS: Work on your errors and solve the questions you did not attempt. This will help you perform in the next test. Most important, stay focused!
chatterbox_1979in: How do you compare IIMA with ISB?
IMS: Both are very good institutes, but the comparison will depend on your academic and work experience profile and most importantly your career goals.
dimpy_s: I have 4 years work experience in IT. Please suggest some b-schools in India to boost up my career.
IMS: Apply to the PGP programmes at IIMs, PGDCM at IIM Calcutta, ISB and XLRI.
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