Myth vs Math: What is a good percentile in CAT?

I often get asked by students: “What percentile do I need to get into the IIMs?” OR ” How do I get to a XX percentile?” OR “Is it true that only 99+ percentilers make it to the IIMs?”. This post is dedicated to all the test-takers who seek answers to these or related questions. First things first: let…

How to analyse Mock CATs: Mock liya…ab karna kya?

Most CAT-aspirants would agree that taking Mock tests (SimCATs in IMS parlance) is a very crucial aspect of preparing for the CAT, however everyone has a different approach towards taking mock tests during their CAT preparation. While there is obviously a difference between the approach of successful candidates and those who do not perform well…

IIM A – PGPX: The MBA for Working Professionals

IIM Ahmedabad recently announced a major change in the selection process of PGPX – one of the most popular Executive program for working professionals. In this blog, authored by Vaishali Madhavan (Chief Admission Consultant, IMS), get to know everything about the IIMA PGPX program.   Are you a working professional who will complete four years of post-graduation work…

XAT Decision Making : How to prepare?

This is an extract from a blog authored by my colleague Tony Xavier (Alumnus of IIM Lucknow & Chief Mentor, IMS Pune ). Read on for an insight into how to approach the Decision Making section of XAT. One of the most tedious and inscrutable sections that you will find across all management entrance tests,…

CAT 2016: Expected cut-offs, analysis and what next?

#CAT2016 is over!! In the words of the CAT Convenor, “CAT 2016 has concluded successfully.”  While I was very pleased with the way the test was conducted last year by TCS (after all they had successfully administered the test to around 2 lakh test-takers in 1 day compared to previous years when Prometric was doing the…

IIFT 2016: Analysis, Expected Cutoffs and more

The IIFT entrance test is scheduled to be conducted on 27th November 2016. This test is the gateway to IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata, B-Schools that are counted amongst the top B-schools in India. Read on to know what to expect in the exam and how to improve your chances of getting a call for the next…

CAT aur/or XAT

XAT is one of the most popular Indian B-School Entrance tests other than CAT. So it is only natural to believe that every CAT-taker would also take the XAT. However, data reveals that about 80 to 90 thousand students take the XAT every year compared to the 2 lakh plus students who register for the CAT every…