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Mouse to tame the CAT

Taming the CAT this time around will test your skills in handling the mouse as well. With the Common Admission Test having adopted an online avatar, it is natural for aspirants to have a lot of queries on how to handle the test. Ashutosh Dikshit of the PGDM Class of 2010 at IIM Shillong, who has been there done that ...

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Chasing the CAT with a mouse

After using the pen-and-paper format for the last 33 years, the IIMs have finally decided to computerise the examination process. What does this mean for the 2.5 lakh students who will attempt the examination? Will the ‘online CAT’ be a tougher nut to crack? JAM finds out what the mood is, what the worries are, and how best to prepare ...

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Get what you want

Yes, we all know that success comes to those who persevere to achieve it. But sometimes we just wait for a push in the right direction. This first hand account of a MBA aspirant reaffirms the fact that nothing is impossible if you try hard enough. There are many roads to ‘success’ in life but one thing is for sure, ...

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Taming the CET!

Preparing for the CAT is not enough to crack other entrance exams. Find out why! A popular belief amongst MBA aspirants is – ‘Prepare for CAT and you are prepared for all other exams!’ Though this might be true for most exams, it is surely not true for Maharashtra MBA-CET. This exam is a very different animal to tame altogether. ...

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IIFT Beats Recession, achieves 100% placement

– IIFT students placed in some of the biggest business conglomerates in India\r\n\r\n- 73 companies participated offering diverse profiles.\r\n\r\n- Witnessed 20% rise in recruiters over the previous year for final placements.\r\n\r\nNew Delhi, April 13, 2009: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has announced that they have registered 100 percent placement in 2009. Meltdown of the markets from October lead to ...

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Make your own road

What goes up, must come down. But just how much – we finally have some idea! Placement statistics from IIMA confirm the worst fears of the graduating MBA class. The average domestic salary is down 32%. Foreign offers have dried up. Big recruiters are missing or making just a token offer or two. The placement process was officially closed after ...

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Indo-Canadian Degree

Schulich School of Business – SP JAIN Collaboration Thinking of getting an MBA degree but cannot decide between a foreign or Indian degree? Why not have the best of both? The Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada has recently launched the Schulich India MBA, which is India’s newest MBA program. The Schulich India MBA is among ...

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The Mystery Behind Calls!

On January 9, the IIMs declared the CAT-2008 results! We were surprised at the kind of transparency that all the IIMs showed in giving out calls. This is quiet a development considering the fact that not long back CAT results were nothing short of a mystery. Yes, the IIMs have a long way in declaring the results and giving out ...

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Beyond CAT: The Issue Of Fairness

It is common knowledge that institutes make a lot of money by conducting their own tests. But even those bschools accepting CAT or XAT scores ask you to apply separately after buying a prospectus of Rs 1000-1500. So they get the money minus the headache. The other reason some bschools might prefer conducting their own exam is to have more ...

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Beyond IIMs

There are numerous options even if you didn’t get an IIM interview call. The CAT results are out and those with interview calls are over the moon. That’s 4000 odd students. What about the remaining 2.42 lakh students who took the CAT? Well the good news is that there are a good number of quality bschools which accept the CAT ...

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