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What Can You Do If You Have A Gap Year? - Nitya's Journey To XLRI Jamshedpur

Comments
 

Himanshu Rai

Great achivement and motivation. Can you please share your xat score..

14 Jul 2017, 09.31 PM

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Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Thanks :) 98.5 was my overall percentile

15 Jul 2017, 02.30 AM |

Roshan Desai

Roshan is a first-year Business Management student at XLRI Jamshedpur, who loves calling himself an 'aimless wanderer'. Waiting for time to tell him his destiny, he indulges in writing amateur poetry and gobbling down whatever Bishu Da, the famed hang-out of XLRI, dishes out!

Hey, I am in the first year at XLRI and did something similar for different reasons though! Would love to interact about it vis-a-vis interviews and placements!

14 Jul 2017, 10.04 PM

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Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Feel free to reach out :)

15 Jul 2017, 02.33 AM |

jasmine chowdhary

I also quit the job in september 2016 and could'nt make through any exam that year, so now I am having gap of 1 year and will be appearing for CAT'17, please suggest will this GAP affect in PI and in college later on?

14 Jul 2017, 10.10 PM

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Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

It was asked in one of my interviews, but they didn't probe much, but for some of my friends their whole interview was on the GAP year, depends on the panel . For now I would say focus on prep :)

15 Jul 2017, 02.36 AM |

Chinmay Panda

Sis....Can you help me out... I'm in a dillema... I completed my btech in 2016 and got placed as well , but I didn't join and started preparing for higher studies. I appear for CAT & XAT 2016 but my scores were too .I drop those scores and now I'll appear for the 2017 MBA exams .So please tell me that how will I defend this gap ?

15 Jul 2017, 08.07 AM

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Yeshwanth Kumar Esapathi

An entrepreneurial individual Looking for adventures taking one step at a time. An ardent hitman's fan on one end and an astute admirer of Ayn Rand's work.

Even I'm facing the same situation.can appreciate any help.

15 Jul 2017, 11.23 AM |

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

A two year gap is tougher to defend, explain why it was important for you to take the two year gap, not all interviews probe on gap, so for now focus on test prep.

17 Jul 2017, 11.30 AM |

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Also would suggest to get some experience meanwhile if possible, this will keep you engaged as well give you talking points during interview, it does not have to be a mainstream job, but something that will allow you to gain experience while allowing you to focus on your prep

17 Jul 2017, 11.35 AM |

Ketan Mishra

Hi Nithya after working for an IT firm for a duration of greater than 18 months I dropped to rev up my preparations. I wanted to reach out to you for some suggestions.

17 Jul 2017, 11.53 AM

Swani Ramchandani

Hi Ma'am , If you could just share how did you cope up with fhe LR/DI section , since I face the same issue it would be of great help. Thank you

17 Jul 2017, 12.02 PM

Prashant Kumar

I am an aspirant

Hey Nitya.Really Inspiring.Could you share your XAT total score and sectional scores.It will help us in a major way. We are curious to know your cat scores. Really great come back.

17 Jul 2017, 12.49 PM

+Read Replies (2)

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

XAT -Overall ( 98.405) Quant (96.58) VAL (80.17) Decision Making (98.45) G.K (94.65) CAT-Overall(93.64) VAR(96.17),DILR(81.07) Quant(90.06)

19 Jul 2017, 07.14 PM |

Farzad Patel

Great score in decision making section mam! Can you please suggest any book for DM?

26 Jul 2017, 04.54 PM |

SARANG GOTMARE

This article finally gave me something to cheer about ! I also resigned my descent paying job for CAT-2017 and other MBA Entrance exams. Hopeful to do my best ! Thanks to share to share your experiences.

17 Jul 2017, 01.22 PM

Sujoy Tarafdar

Hi I am Sujoy and i am currently working as Quality Analyst in an Health care Consulting company and i am looking forward to make a career in Consulting domain

Hii Nitya congrats for your achievement,,can you please tell me which TIME branch in Hyderabad did u joined as I am also from Hyderabad and want to do MBA.

17 Jul 2017, 02.04 PM

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Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Narayanguda

19 Jul 2017, 07.06 PM |

OINDRILA DHAR

What was your cat percentile?

17 Jul 2017, 02.34 PM

Shwetali Dhamapurkar

I am a energetic , enthusiastic , curious to learn new things and improve on earlier learnt skills. I try to be the best version of me every passing month. My hobby is dancing and have learnt many forms of it since my childhood. Bharatnatyam, Kathak , Bollywood and Belly dance are to name just a few of them.

Hi Nitya , nice article. Even I have took a gap to prepare. Can u pls suggest material to study GK for XAT?

17 Jul 2017, 07.03 PM

Sahini Priyanka Chatla

Thanks. I was also facing the same situation now. I took a year gap, preparing for cat, working on travel and my blog. You gave me one more inspiring story.

17 Jul 2017, 07.45 PM

Tanya Sharma

Your article is like a fresh breath in a sea of otherwise monotonous stiff, Nitya. Believe me, I've did something similar last month, and have ample free time on my hands now, preparing for my dream. Hope things go well. Thanks for the motivation. Would appreciate more such writeups!

17 Jul 2017, 09.48 PM

Furqan Ansari

An engineering graduate preparing for my mba entrace exam and aggressive MBA aspirant

Your story is really inspiration to me. I recently completed my engineering and now i have taken 8 months pause to prepare for MBA-CET. I hope i will succeed in one attempt and not wasting my precious gap which i have invested in preparing for CET.

18 Jul 2017, 08.32 PM

Dredd Paul

I have 2 years Gap..mostly i did backpacking in Goa and Thailand...Would the admission committee accept me?..I m worried now.

18 Jul 2017, 11.53 PM

Shuvendu Jha

Inspirational

25 Jul 2017, 05.56 PM

shashank patel

Hi sister, presently I am attending cat classes and I am doing pretty well in time material exercises.I feel the questions are somewhat easy.What my question is solving only time material is enough will the toughness in cat examination matches the questions in time material and also how did u prepare for GK.

25 Jul 2017, 09.01 PM

Sunakshi Goel

This was really inspiring!! I have completed my B.Tech this year. And I'm preparing for CAT 2017. Meanwhile I have started writing blogs on tech. Is it going to help me?

26 Jul 2017, 10.58 PM

Priya Bothra

MBA aspirant

Hi! Really feels good to read your story. I did something similar. I quit my job a month back to study for XAT. I, very much like you, am going through similar phases of self doubt and would really love any advice that you couldn't dispense.

10 Sep 2017, 09.07 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Priya Bothra

MBA aspirant

Could*

10 Sep 2017, 09.08 PM |

Amit Singh

I have completed btech in CSE from state govt college in 2011. I was not good in programming therefore I didn't get job in IT then change my field got selected in CAG as an Auditor in 2013 and central excise inspector in 2014 but got joining in march 2016 and June 2016 respectively. Now I want to go for some other options like MBA and others if possible.please give some advise...

10 Sep 2017, 09.30 PM

Abhay Vashistha

Mam as i have completed my b tech this very year and i am going to give cat 17. Will i face any questions related to this. Or these 3 month duration would b taken as gap in PI and Placement?

11 Sep 2017, 02.21 PM

Akash Poddar

24 Dec 2017, 03.46 PM

kirthi pandey

Hey, your story is really inspirational... I myself was in same situation. After college I was supposed to get the certification done to get into a company, which I got though campus placements. But I really didn't want to do this job, so I thought, better I ll start preparing for cat. I wrote the exam but couldn't get through. Then after 6 months of my college... I took a decision of completing my certification and taking up the job and simultaneously preparing for cat. Now I almost have a year jab and most probably I will get into the company within 1-2 months. But I really don't know, how do I explain my 1 year gap

17 May 2018, 12.48 PM

Harish kumar

MBA😍

Can you please share your profile ,

2 Sep 2018, 07.24 PM

A B

couldn't convert XL @99.7+ I too had a gap, but after reading this I am feeling very happy for you.

5 Feb 2019, 01.07 AM

Author Rajiv Bakshi52

I am Ludhiana based Author

Good one

5 Mar 2019, 07.02 PM

Saurabh Bhoyar AMIE CEng (India) AIFireE (UK)

B.Tech (Mechanical) M.Sc. (Marine Technology) Central Govt. Group "A" Gazetted Officer, working in Marine Technology. 3+ years of regular Work experience.

I think I would follow suit. But I have clear plan for my ambition.

4 Apr 2019, 11.16 AM

Sripathi J

I too quit my job this year. Screwed up CAT but ended up scoring 99.4 percentile in IIFT. I had calls from SP Jain (profile based ) and fortunately I've converted it am joining this year. I too don't regret quitting my job to give it my best shot. Glad to read a post from someone who's gone through a similar experience.

6 Apr 2019, 07.16 PM

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Sai Deep

CAT aspirant

Hi! I am planning to take a gap for CAT 19. Can you please share your CAT percentile ?(just to see the difference in results of CAT and IIFT). Thanks IA.

6 Apr 2019, 08.53 PM |

Sripathi J

93.55 in CAT and 99.4 in IIFT

7 Apr 2019, 10.17 AM |

Virendra Kowale

Recently completed BE in mechanical Engg. (2018) want to pursue from best institute

6 Apr 2019, 09.01 PM

Vineel Surya

You had took such a huge step, and showed the Fruit. proud Teluguite

15 May 2019, 02.56 PM

Rishiraj Sengupta

I am an MBA student and a passionate learner. Adventurous and easy going guy, looking for great opportunities. I am also a fitness enthusiast and a bong, occassional foodie, also an Engineer :)

Very inspiring!!

18 Jul 2019, 08.14 PM

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Comments
 

Himanshu Rai

Great achivement and motivation. Can you please share your xat score..

14 Jul 2017, 09.31 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Thanks :) 98.5 was my overall percentile

15 Jul 2017, 02.30 AM |

Roshan Desai

Roshan is a first-year Business Management student at XLRI Jamshedpur, who loves calling himself an 'aimless wanderer'. Waiting for time to tell him his destiny, he indulges in writing amateur poetry and gobbling down whatever Bishu Da, the famed hang-out of XLRI, dishes out!

Hey, I am in the first year at XLRI and did something similar for different reasons though! Would love to interact about it vis-a-vis interviews and placements!

14 Jul 2017, 10.04 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Feel free to reach out :)

15 Jul 2017, 02.33 AM |

jasmine chowdhary

I also quit the job in september 2016 and could'nt make through any exam that year, so now I am having gap of 1 year and will be appearing for CAT'17, please suggest will this GAP affect in PI and in college later on?

14 Jul 2017, 10.10 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

It was asked in one of my interviews, but they didn't probe much, but for some of my friends their whole interview was on the GAP year, depends on the panel . For now I would say focus on prep :)

15 Jul 2017, 02.36 AM |

Chinmay Panda

Sis....Can you help me out... I'm in a dillema... I completed my btech in 2016 and got placed as well , but I didn't join and started preparing for higher studies. I appear for CAT & XAT 2016 but my scores were too .I drop those scores and now I'll appear for the 2017 MBA exams .So please tell me that how will I defend this gap ?

15 Jul 2017, 08.07 AM

+Read Replies (3)

Yeshwanth Kumar Esapathi

An entrepreneurial individual Looking for adventures taking one step at a time. An ardent hitman's fan on one end and an astute admirer of Ayn Rand's work.

Even I'm facing the same situation.can appreciate any help.

15 Jul 2017, 11.23 AM |

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

A two year gap is tougher to defend, explain why it was important for you to take the two year gap, not all interviews probe on gap, so for now focus on test prep.

17 Jul 2017, 11.30 AM |

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Also would suggest to get some experience meanwhile if possible, this will keep you engaged as well give you talking points during interview, it does not have to be a mainstream job, but something that will allow you to gain experience while allowing you to focus on your prep

17 Jul 2017, 11.35 AM |

Ketan Mishra

Hi Nithya after working for an IT firm for a duration of greater than 18 months I dropped to rev up my preparations. I wanted to reach out to you for some suggestions.

17 Jul 2017, 11.53 AM

Swani Ramchandani

Hi Ma'am , If you could just share how did you cope up with fhe LR/DI section , since I face the same issue it would be of great help. Thank you

17 Jul 2017, 12.02 PM

Prashant Kumar

I am an aspirant

Hey Nitya.Really Inspiring.Could you share your XAT total score and sectional scores.It will help us in a major way. We are curious to know your cat scores. Really great come back.

17 Jul 2017, 12.49 PM

+Read Replies (2)

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

XAT -Overall ( 98.405) Quant (96.58) VAL (80.17) Decision Making (98.45) G.K (94.65) CAT-Overall(93.64) VAR(96.17),DILR(81.07) Quant(90.06)

19 Jul 2017, 07.14 PM |

Farzad Patel

Great score in decision making section mam! Can you please suggest any book for DM?

26 Jul 2017, 04.54 PM |

SARANG GOTMARE

This article finally gave me something to cheer about ! I also resigned my descent paying job for CAT-2017 and other MBA Entrance exams. Hopeful to do my best ! Thanks to share to share your experiences.

17 Jul 2017, 01.22 PM

Sujoy Tarafdar

Hi I am Sujoy and i am currently working as Quality Analyst in an Health care Consulting company and i am looking forward to make a career in Consulting domain

Hii Nitya congrats for your achievement,,can you please tell me which TIME branch in Hyderabad did u joined as I am also from Hyderabad and want to do MBA.

17 Jul 2017, 02.04 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Nitya Muralidharan

Nitya Muralidharan is a Second year student at XLRI Jamshedpur, she is passionate about writing , marketing and new ideas.

Narayanguda

19 Jul 2017, 07.06 PM |

OINDRILA DHAR

What was your cat percentile?

17 Jul 2017, 02.34 PM

Shwetali Dhamapurkar

I am a energetic , enthusiastic , curious to learn new things and improve on earlier learnt skills. I try to be the best version of me every passing month. My hobby is dancing and have learnt many forms of it since my childhood. Bharatnatyam, Kathak , Bollywood and Belly dance are to name just a few of them.

Hi Nitya , nice article. Even I have took a gap to prepare. Can u pls suggest material to study GK for XAT?

17 Jul 2017, 07.03 PM

Sahini Priyanka Chatla

Thanks. I was also facing the same situation now. I took a year gap, preparing for cat, working on travel and my blog. You gave me one more inspiring story.

17 Jul 2017, 07.45 PM

Tanya Sharma

Your article is like a fresh breath in a sea of otherwise monotonous stiff, Nitya. Believe me, I've did something similar last month, and have ample free time on my hands now, preparing for my dream. Hope things go well. Thanks for the motivation. Would appreciate more such writeups!

17 Jul 2017, 09.48 PM

Furqan Ansari

An engineering graduate preparing for my mba entrace exam and aggressive MBA aspirant

Your story is really inspiration to me. I recently completed my engineering and now i have taken 8 months pause to prepare for MBA-CET. I hope i will succeed in one attempt and not wasting my precious gap which i have invested in preparing for CET.

18 Jul 2017, 08.32 PM

Dredd Paul

I have 2 years Gap..mostly i did backpacking in Goa and Thailand...Would the admission committee accept me?..I m worried now.

18 Jul 2017, 11.53 PM

Shuvendu Jha

Inspirational

25 Jul 2017, 05.56 PM

shashank patel

Hi sister, presently I am attending cat classes and I am doing pretty well in time material exercises.I feel the questions are somewhat easy.What my question is solving only time material is enough will the toughness in cat examination matches the questions in time material and also how did u prepare for GK.

25 Jul 2017, 09.01 PM

Sunakshi Goel

This was really inspiring!! I have completed my B.Tech this year. And I'm preparing for CAT 2017. Meanwhile I have started writing blogs on tech. Is it going to help me?

26 Jul 2017, 10.58 PM

Priya Bothra

MBA aspirant

Hi! Really feels good to read your story. I did something similar. I quit my job a month back to study for XAT. I, very much like you, am going through similar phases of self doubt and would really love any advice that you couldn't dispense.

10 Sep 2017, 09.07 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Priya Bothra

MBA aspirant

Could*

10 Sep 2017, 09.08 PM |

Amit Singh

I have completed btech in CSE from state govt college in 2011. I was not good in programming therefore I didn't get job in IT then change my field got selected in CAG as an Auditor in 2013 and central excise inspector in 2014 but got joining in march 2016 and June 2016 respectively. Now I want to go for some other options like MBA and others if possible.please give some advise...

10 Sep 2017, 09.30 PM

Abhay Vashistha

Mam as i have completed my b tech this very year and i am going to give cat 17. Will i face any questions related to this. Or these 3 month duration would b taken as gap in PI and Placement?

11 Sep 2017, 02.21 PM

Akash Poddar

24 Dec 2017, 03.46 PM

kirthi pandey

Hey, your story is really inspirational... I myself was in same situation. After college I was supposed to get the certification done to get into a company, which I got though campus placements. But I really didn't want to do this job, so I thought, better I ll start preparing for cat. I wrote the exam but couldn't get through. Then after 6 months of my college... I took a decision of completing my certification and taking up the job and simultaneously preparing for cat. Now I almost have a year jab and most probably I will get into the company within 1-2 months. But I really don't know, how do I explain my 1 year gap

17 May 2018, 12.48 PM

Harish kumar

MBA😍

Can you please share your profile ,

2 Sep 2018, 07.24 PM

A B

couldn't convert XL @99.7+ I too had a gap, but after reading this I am feeling very happy for you.

5 Feb 2019, 01.07 AM

Author Rajiv Bakshi52

I am Ludhiana based Author

Good one

5 Mar 2019, 07.02 PM

Saurabh Bhoyar AMIE CEng (India) AIFireE (UK)

B.Tech (Mechanical) M.Sc. (Marine Technology) Central Govt. Group "A" Gazetted Officer, working in Marine Technology. 3+ years of regular Work experience.

I think I would follow suit. But I have clear plan for my ambition.

4 Apr 2019, 11.16 AM

Sripathi J

I too quit my job this year. Screwed up CAT but ended up scoring 99.4 percentile in IIFT. I had calls from SP Jain (profile based ) and fortunately I've converted it am joining this year. I too don't regret quitting my job to give it my best shot. Glad to read a post from someone who's gone through a similar experience.

6 Apr 2019, 07.16 PM

+Read Replies (2)

Sai Deep

CAT aspirant

Hi! I am planning to take a gap for CAT 19. Can you please share your CAT percentile ?(just to see the difference in results of CAT and IIFT). Thanks IA.

6 Apr 2019, 08.53 PM |

Sripathi J

93.55 in CAT and 99.4 in IIFT

7 Apr 2019, 10.17 AM |

Virendra Kowale

Recently completed BE in mechanical Engg. (2018) want to pursue from best institute

6 Apr 2019, 09.01 PM

Vineel Surya

You had took such a huge step, and showed the Fruit. proud Teluguite

15 May 2019, 02.56 PM

Rishiraj Sengupta

I am an MBA student and a passionate learner. Adventurous and easy going guy, looking for great opportunities. I am also a fitness enthusiast and a bong, occassional foodie, also an Engineer :)

Very inspiring!!

18 Jul 2019, 08.14 PM