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How I Made It To IIM Calcutta - A Journey Of Ups And Downs

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Ajay Singh

I am pursuing BBA from ggsip university and also MBA aspirant .

Truly inspiring story

11 May 2019, 12.03 PM

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Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Thanks for your kind words, Ajay. All the best to you

12 May 2019, 09.56 AM |

Shreeya Mishra

I am preparing for cat exam.

Ur acads?

12 May 2019, 03.38 AM

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Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

10th and 12th were fine, Shreeya. 90 plus in both. But in graduation, where I did instrumentation engineering, I got 7 CGPA, which reduced my AR score for IIM A and also couldn’t get shortlisted for IIM B.

12 May 2019, 09.57 AM |

Shubham Bharat

My acads are 90+ in 10th , 80+ in 12th and 71.43% in Engineering. Are IIMA and IIMB off for me?

12 May 2019, 11.14 AM |

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Actually nothing is off, bro. Give your best on CAT. For me, I needed 99.9 plus in CAT to get a call from A or B. So, plan accordingly. Nothing is impossible

12 May 2019, 12.33 PM |

Shubham Bharat

Thanks man.

12 May 2019, 08.51 PM |

Rabindranath jana

Nothing

That's gives confident

12 May 2019, 09.02 AM

Gargi Kurtkoti

Does passive backlogs reduce the chance of getting into IIM C?

12 May 2019, 10.18 AM

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Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Any gap in your academic profile, or unjustified, can reduce your chances of getting into any college. If you do have backlogs, be ready to face questions and justify the same very properly. Having backlogs doesn’t mean you can’t get into a college.

12 May 2019, 10.39 AM |

Gargi Kurtkoti

Will medical reasons be considered?

12 May 2019, 04.05 PM |

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Yes. If asked in the interview, you can talk about that

12 May 2019, 04.13 PM |

Gargi Kurtkoti

Thank you for the guidance

12 May 2019, 09.10 PM |

Xxxxx Xxxxcc

Fuck off

Exactly the kind of story I want to hear bro! I'm in a similar situation too , presently in 3rd year and my CGPA won't cross 7 but 10,12 are above 90 do I have a shot at top 3 and how can we properly justify for poor academics because I wasted time and didn't do anything to justify it , I'd really appreciate your suggestion

12 May 2019, 04.02 PM

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Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Hi Vivek, look for things which can stand out in your profile and do have an idea of the kind of answer you would give if asked to justify your acads. It can be about extra curricular activities, hobbies etc. weave a story and sell it.

12 May 2019, 04.16 PM |

Nehal Vasava

Can you put more light on your preparation for CAT? Did you join any coaching? Or opt for the online course? Or some crash course like stuff?? I'm in 3rd year currently, would be great if you share your routine for the preparation! Thanks in advance!

12 May 2019, 08.43 PM

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Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Hi Nehal. Would give you a glimpse into my preparation. I was working, so I focused on preparing during the weekends. I had taken material from TIME (correspondence course) and had enrolled for IMS All-India test series. I prepared in the morning before going for work, and then in the night after work. I started in January. I enrolled for 2 mock series- AIMCAT and SIMCAT. 2 mocks per weekend for around 8 months.

12 May 2019, 10.07 PM |

Nehal Vasava

Thanks again for your precious reply..

13 May 2019, 12.36 AM |

Hemanth Kumar

Awesome!

28 Aug 2019, 11.46 AM |

shailendra tiwari

Thanks for sharing I have 90+,80+,75 academic in 10,12, graduation respectively and 2 year of work experience. what may score needed for iima, iimb, iimc can I get call at 99%ile

12 May 2019, 10.03 PM

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Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Aim for the sky bro. Don’t think about what calls you may get. Just focus on your preparation for CAT and nail CAT. You will get good calls as per your profile. So just bell the CAT and work hard. Hope this helps

12 May 2019, 10.16 PM |

Sayali Lonare

I'm an MBA aspirant want to pursue MBA from reputed institute in India after getting work experience of 3-4years.

Really a hardworking person u r!!!

12 May 2019, 10.17 PM

Shivani SHARAF

Hey Rahul..truly inspiring...am also targeting CAT 19...only concern is I have 85/76/6.5..so aiming a top percentile to offset it

12 May 2019, 10.52 PM

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Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Dream big and work accordingly. What’s done in 10th,12th and your grad is something beyond your control now. So focus on the present and build your future. All the best

13 May 2019, 12.49 AM |

Krishna Kumar

Kar Har Maiden Fateh (u did it yaar ) inspirational

13 May 2019, 06.03 AM

Amanda Woodword

Hi, I'm Amanda, and I'm a girl who has a lot of dreams and aspirations. In the past I've worked as a blogger and a graphic designer. Currently I'm managing great essay project https://edu-helper.org/ and embracing a love of sports, fitness, and animals care. I volunteer regularly with environmental organizations.

The Thinking, Fast and Slow book implies there is no simple answer to this inherent flaw in our thinking. I'm guessing the fact that our intuitive brain can learn and acquire skill/expertise means there are ways to overcome at least some of the flaws. But it takes a great deal of effort, and, as the book points out, there may be some situations where it is much better to rely on computations/algorithms devised based on scientific evidence rather than attempt to overcome our flawed intuitive thinking.

21 May 2019, 03.53 PM

teja rampalli

passionate about business,finance,cricket,books.investment banking or finance aspirant

Hello Rahul, I graduated in 2018 and enrolled in Acca but unable to complete. Is that comes under gap. Now I am looking for Job but getting rejecting after final rounds. If I get Job I'll go for mba with experience but what if I don't get Job? Should I prepare for mba this year? I want to earn certifications in the next 6 months. I have 6.7 gpa in 10th, 65.2 % in 12th and 63 in Bcom!

26 May 2019, 02.51 PM

varshith reddy

https://wayfarersperspective.com/ I am an MBA aspirant with the experience of giving CAT in 2018 and 2019 with 74.xx and 98.50 percentile respectively. I am preparing for this year's CAT and am happy to help anyone with similar aspirants.

Did you convert FMS bro ?

30 Oct 2019, 03.40 AM

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Comments
 

Ajay Singh

I am pursuing BBA from ggsip university and also MBA aspirant .

Truly inspiring story

11 May 2019, 12.03 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Thanks for your kind words, Ajay. All the best to you

12 May 2019, 09.56 AM |

Shreeya Mishra

I am preparing for cat exam.

Ur acads?

12 May 2019, 03.38 AM

+Read Replies (4)

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

10th and 12th were fine, Shreeya. 90 plus in both. But in graduation, where I did instrumentation engineering, I got 7 CGPA, which reduced my AR score for IIM A and also couldn’t get shortlisted for IIM B.

12 May 2019, 09.57 AM |

Shubham Bharat

My acads are 90+ in 10th , 80+ in 12th and 71.43% in Engineering. Are IIMA and IIMB off for me?

12 May 2019, 11.14 AM |

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Actually nothing is off, bro. Give your best on CAT. For me, I needed 99.9 plus in CAT to get a call from A or B. So, plan accordingly. Nothing is impossible

12 May 2019, 12.33 PM |

Shubham Bharat

Thanks man.

12 May 2019, 08.51 PM |

Rabindranath jana

Nothing

That's gives confident

12 May 2019, 09.02 AM

Gargi Kurtkoti

Does passive backlogs reduce the chance of getting into IIM C?

12 May 2019, 10.18 AM

+Read Replies (4)

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Any gap in your academic profile, or unjustified, can reduce your chances of getting into any college. If you do have backlogs, be ready to face questions and justify the same very properly. Having backlogs doesn’t mean you can’t get into a college.

12 May 2019, 10.39 AM |

Gargi Kurtkoti

Will medical reasons be considered?

12 May 2019, 04.05 PM |

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Yes. If asked in the interview, you can talk about that

12 May 2019, 04.13 PM |

Gargi Kurtkoti

Thank you for the guidance

12 May 2019, 09.10 PM |

Xxxxx Xxxxcc

Fuck off

Exactly the kind of story I want to hear bro! I'm in a similar situation too , presently in 3rd year and my CGPA won't cross 7 but 10,12 are above 90 do I have a shot at top 3 and how can we properly justify for poor academics because I wasted time and didn't do anything to justify it , I'd really appreciate your suggestion

12 May 2019, 04.02 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Hi Vivek, look for things which can stand out in your profile and do have an idea of the kind of answer you would give if asked to justify your acads. It can be about extra curricular activities, hobbies etc. weave a story and sell it.

12 May 2019, 04.16 PM |

Nehal Vasava

Can you put more light on your preparation for CAT? Did you join any coaching? Or opt for the online course? Or some crash course like stuff?? I'm in 3rd year currently, would be great if you share your routine for the preparation! Thanks in advance!

12 May 2019, 08.43 PM

+Read Replies (3)

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Hi Nehal. Would give you a glimpse into my preparation. I was working, so I focused on preparing during the weekends. I had taken material from TIME (correspondence course) and had enrolled for IMS All-India test series. I prepared in the morning before going for work, and then in the night after work. I started in January. I enrolled for 2 mock series- AIMCAT and SIMCAT. 2 mocks per weekend for around 8 months.

12 May 2019, 10.07 PM |

Nehal Vasava

Thanks again for your precious reply..

13 May 2019, 12.36 AM |

Hemanth Kumar

Awesome!

28 Aug 2019, 11.46 AM |

shailendra tiwari

Thanks for sharing I have 90+,80+,75 academic in 10,12, graduation respectively and 2 year of work experience. what may score needed for iima, iimb, iimc can I get call at 99%ile

12 May 2019, 10.03 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Aim for the sky bro. Don’t think about what calls you may get. Just focus on your preparation for CAT and nail CAT. You will get good calls as per your profile. So just bell the CAT and work hard. Hope this helps

12 May 2019, 10.16 PM |

Sayali Lonare

I'm an MBA aspirant want to pursue MBA from reputed institute in India after getting work experience of 3-4years.

Really a hardworking person u r!!!

12 May 2019, 10.17 PM

Shivani SHARAF

Hey Rahul..truly inspiring...am also targeting CAT 19...only concern is I have 85/76/6.5..so aiming a top percentile to offset it

12 May 2019, 10.52 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Raahul Saxena

I am in my second year of management studies at IIM Calcutta. Trying to keep myself afloat in the torrid waves of the ocean that Joka is. I am interested in marketing, brand management, market research and data analytics.

Dream big and work accordingly. What’s done in 10th,12th and your grad is something beyond your control now. So focus on the present and build your future. All the best

13 May 2019, 12.49 AM |

Krishna Kumar

Kar Har Maiden Fateh (u did it yaar ) inspirational

13 May 2019, 06.03 AM

Amanda Woodword

Hi, I'm Amanda, and I'm a girl who has a lot of dreams and aspirations. In the past I've worked as a blogger and a graphic designer. Currently I'm managing great essay project https://edu-helper.org/ and embracing a love of sports, fitness, and animals care. I volunteer regularly with environmental organizations.

The Thinking, Fast and Slow book implies there is no simple answer to this inherent flaw in our thinking. I'm guessing the fact that our intuitive brain can learn and acquire skill/expertise means there are ways to overcome at least some of the flaws. But it takes a great deal of effort, and, as the book points out, there may be some situations where it is much better to rely on computations/algorithms devised based on scientific evidence rather than attempt to overcome our flawed intuitive thinking.

21 May 2019, 03.53 PM

teja rampalli

passionate about business,finance,cricket,books.investment banking or finance aspirant

Hello Rahul, I graduated in 2018 and enrolled in Acca but unable to complete. Is that comes under gap. Now I am looking for Job but getting rejecting after final rounds. If I get Job I'll go for mba with experience but what if I don't get Job? Should I prepare for mba this year? I want to earn certifications in the next 6 months. I have 6.7 gpa in 10th, 65.2 % in 12th and 63 in Bcom!

26 May 2019, 02.51 PM

varshith reddy

https://wayfarersperspective.com/ I am an MBA aspirant with the experience of giving CAT in 2018 and 2019 with 74.xx and 98.50 percentile respectively. I am preparing for this year's CAT and am happy to help anyone with similar aspirants.

Did you convert FMS bro ?

30 Oct 2019, 03.40 AM