CAT 2019 – the countdown has begun

With the countdown on for CAT 2019, the moods and anxieties are varied. Some of you will be studying hard, some may be fine-tuning the strategy, some of you will be looking for shortcuts, while a few will be quite confident! Here is a list of Dos and Don’ts in the run-up to the CAT on…

Last Mile to CAT 2018

IMS has been conducting Last Mile to CAT : a must-attend event for CAT 2018 aspirants across the country. This year, we have conducted the same in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Nagpur, Ludhiana, Udaipur, Cochin and Coimbatore.  Students who are preparing for the CAT 2018 exam have a common…

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…

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…

Last Minute Tips for CAT 2016 Aspirants

How many questions will CAT 2016 have? Will grammar be tested in the Verbal Ability Section? Will the DI-LR section be as difficult as last time? How do I quickly improve my percentiles in the last few days before the CAT? How do I push my scores beyond the 95%ile that I am consistently scoring in…

All about NMAT by GMAC™ 2016

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is a computer-delivered test conducted by Pearsonvue and considered by NMIMS for admissions to its campuses in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. In 2015, GMAC™ took over the conduct of NMAT with an objective of making it an nationally accepted test by many more institutes other than NMIMS. Since then, GMAC™ has been able…