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GEAR UP THE CAT IS HERE AGAIN!

As the dreaded day has arrived, CAT aspirants are a nervous lot. Pooja Biraia consults Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning for advice on time management The best approach to adopt a few days before D-day? It is in a student’s best interest to take full length tests a few days before the exam to be able to identify his/her ...

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Job We Met!

The first of JAM’s ‘Placement Series’ – experiences of candidates from campuses across the country Even before the placement season started at Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik, I had decided to apply only to firms operating in the service sector and not keep my expectations too high. Each one of us used to eagerly wait for emails from ...

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Nissan Student Brand Manager

Nissan is holding a ‘Student Brand Manager’ competition as a part of its global brand building initiative. The programme is inviting applications from B-School students (those who have completed their first year) from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. The programme aims to provide a platform for the students to showcase their business understanding, unique thought process and out of ...

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Students question CAT results

CAT results are out, but the students are not satisfied with the ‘normalised’ scores The much awaited results for CAT 2009 have finally arrived. However, a number of test-takers are not satisfied with the results of the first-ever online CAT. In particular, those who took the test on 5th and 6th Of December have reported erratic and unexpected scores. Ajay ...

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Getting catty over CAT

JAM digs deeper beneath the CAT fiasco and finds that the matter only gets worse Has the CAT gone to the dogs? If you thought the problems with the Common Admission Test, the examination to gain entry to the hallowed portals of the IIMs, was limited to the way it was conducted, you are in for a shocker. It only ...

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CAT form to have Edit button

IIM and Prometric have come up with a solution to the bug in their system. According to Prof. Satish Deodhar (IIM – A), convener for CAT 2009, students will be able to edit their information in their profiles. The “Edit profile” option will be made available to the students ten days from now. The announcement comes as a huge relief ...

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Strategies for MBA-CET

With the CAT gone, it’s now time to hone your skills for the CET! Now that most of the calls are out, for all those who have not ended up with calls the CET is your last chance to get into an institute of repute! In fact odds of getting into a good institute low in the CET as well, ...

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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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