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Last Minute Doubts – CAT 2018

Last Minute Doubts – CAT 2018

Team InsideIIM, asked 9 months ago

Hi guys
With less than 30 days to CAT 2018, anxiety and apprehension surrounds every aspirant. To help you prepare better in the last mile to CAT, we are here to help you. Post your doubts in the answer section, and we will get experts to clear the doubts for you!
Please mention your doubts clearly.

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2 Answers
Vaibhav Pranik, MBA Aspirant answered 9 months ago

while my most of the doubts about cat exam are cleared ,my this doubt is more about aftermath of cat rather than cat itself, i have a mediocre 78 %marks in 12th and mere 6.7cgpa(till 6th sem) but 93.1 in 10th, i am more worried about that even if i get a b school by scoring a fabulous score i would not be able to do justice to the investment i make for a b school(fees) credits to my poor academics.This happens to demotivate in my preparation a lot, it makes me question my decision to pursue MBA.I tried to get an answer but the only answer i get is to focus in cat which is difficult for me without getting answer to this question. MAY I PLEASE EXPECT A HELP??

Hi Vaibhav,
I can understand your situation but as of now, I ‘ll suggest you that don’t think about all these things as CAT and other management exams are around the corner. This is the time of just giving mocks and final revision with a cool and calm mind and if I talk about your profile, yes it not so good but still, you have many good options in your basket if you score well in exams. You will get the call from MDI, new IIMs if your percentile is at least 97 which good chances of conversion if the interview goes well.
For SIBM, mostly you have to score 98+ percentile and XLRI does not consider your past academic records as a short-listing/elimination criteria for admissions. However, be prepared to answer questions about your not so good academic performance in the interview if you do receive a shortlist. Last year for the flagship BM programme, the cut off is around 96 percentile in XAT 2018 while for HRM, GM programmes it is 92. See I told you, many good options are there.
So just keep your mind calm and study well.
Hope it helps!!
All the best!!

Thanks a lot jeetesh but again the colleges you told have a very high fees and again the question of ROI Comes with such acads, coz I have heard that people with such profie do struggle a lot during placements.
Pls tell if it’s true and what’s the way out!
Thanks in advance

Ashish Arya, MBA Aspirant answered 9 months ago

Sir, how do I get from 50-55(CL Mocks) marks to 100+? How should I go about it and what should be the daily ritual I need to do daily? Please help

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