CAT 2017

CAT 2017 Registration Last date extended to September 25

CAT 2017 Registration Last date extended to September 25 till 5PM; thousands to benefit, don’t miss

As predicted by MBAUniverse.com earlier, IIM Lucknow has extended the CAT 2017 registration last date to September 25, 2017. The CAT 2017 registration was scheduled to close today on September 20 at 5PM. MBAUniverse.com was the first to publish the anticipated extension in CAT 2017 registration last date.

IIM Lucknow accedes to CAT aspirants’request
The prime reason for the CAT 2017 registration date extension has been cited as the technical glitch due to which CAT aspirants are not able to finalise their CAT 2017 registration process and have requested the CAT 2017 exam convener to extend the CAT registration date.

CAT 2017 convener Prof Neeraj Dwivedi, while announcing the extension of CAT 2017 registration last date has shared the important announcement on CAT 2017 website, “The last date of registration has been extended to September 25, 2017 (5:00 pm). Candidates are advised to register and complete their applications well before this date. There will be no further extension.”

Past Trends in CAT registration last date extension
For the consecutive third year and following the last two years process, CAT 2017 Registration and application last date has been extended for 5 more days by IIM Lucknow till September 25, from earlier September 20, 2017.

Now the candidates who could not register in time or are facing technical glitches while completing their registration process, may relax and finalise their CAT 2017 registration process in next 5 days. Please however, note that the extended time for CAT 2017 registration stands only upto 5PM on September 25.

Since 2014, it has become a yearly practice followed by CAT convening IIMs to extend or reopen the CAT registration for few more days. IIM Indore, the CAT 2014 convener reopened the CAT registration after the last date; IIM Ahmedabad, the CAT 2015 convener extended the CAT last date to apply; IIM Bangalore, the CAT 2016 convener also extended the CAT registration date by 5 days.

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NMIMS Mumbai “School of Business Management”

NMIMS- School of Business Management is one of India’s premier business schools situated in Mumbai – the financial hub and nerve centre of the country.

The School of Business Management (SBM) of SVKM’s NMIMS Mumbai, Deemed to be University (as per UGC Norms), offers MBA and specialized MBA programmes. A few of the important MBA programmes offered by NMIMS-School of Management are MBA, MBA (HR), MBA (Pharmaceutical Management), MBA (Law), MBA (Entrepreneurship & Family Business). The admission to MBA programmes at NMIMS-School of management is through NMAT by GMAC 2017 (earlier NMAT) exam.

The NMIMS School of Business Management uses the case method as its chief pedagogical tool to bring to the classroom real world business scenarios that provide compelling opportunities amidst challenging settings. The emphasis at NMIMS-School of Business is on practical knowledge and personalized learning. SBM has an abundance of intellectual capital in the form of faculty members who are renowned in their respective fields and are committed to creating a dynamic learning environment.

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Apart from offering diverse cutting-edge programs for students, NMIMS School of Business Management also offers executive education programs for professionals who want to make the key transition in their careers. The educational experience at NMIMS School of Business Management aims to equip students with a bedrock of management skills to help them navigate through the complex business environment of today. A dynamic curriculum designed in conjunction with academics and industry practitioners, provides them the opportunities to master new skills and explore varied perspectives.

Social sensitivity is the credo at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS Mumbai), where students are sensitized to respond to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge for creating a sustainable society.

IRMA Anand Placement 2017

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Placement 2017 maintained the 100% placement record. IRMA Placement 2017 was conducted from February 6 to 11, 2017. Since 1979, IRMA has maintained 100% Placement record. The current batch of 169 students was placed in three days time. For the first time, the average salary at IRMA Anand Placement has crossed Rs. 10 lakhs.

The average salary of the current batch at IRMA Anand Placement 2017 stands at Rs. 10.22 lakhs per annum, and the median stands at Rs. 8.40 lakhs per annum. The maximum salary at IRMA Anand Placement season 2017 for the batch is Rs. 46.50 lakhs and the minimum salary offered is Rs. 4.5 lakhs. The average salary offered by the development sector organizations (NGOs, Cooperatives and Government Development Agencies) stands at Rs. 9.37 lakhs and that for the corporate sector is Rs.10.57 lakhs per annum.

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IRMA Anand placement 2017 witnessed 220 job offers from 92 recruiters for the batch. This year 21 students received Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) from various organizations in IRMA Anand Placement 2017. The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is the single largest recruiter in IRMA placement 2017. It recruited 19 candidates from IRMA. Cooperatives/Producers Collectives as a sector recruited a total of 28 candidates. The second largest recruiter this year at IRMA Anand Placement is Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion (BRLPS) with 11 selections. This is followed by Pidilite Industries Ltd. (Rurban Division) and ICICI-Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd. (Govt. Business Group), taking 9 and 8 students respectively in IRMA Placement 2017.

In the IRMA Placements, 22 students took up offers made by Non-Government Development Organizations and Government Development Organizations. Non-Government Development Organizations such as SRIJAN, WomenWeave Charitable Trust, Gujarat State Women’s Sewa Co-operative Federation, Industree Crafts Foundation, RISE India Trust, and Naandi Community Water Services recruited through the campus placements. From the Government Development Agencies, UNICEF, Rajasthan Grameen Ajeevika Parishad, and Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (BRLPS) recruited from the campus this year. UNICEF came for the first time to the campus recruitment and made offers to five students.

Top MBA Colleges In Hyderabad – Ranks, Fees, Cut-off, Placement 2017

MBA colleges in Hyderabad offer good opportunity to get more industry exposure leading to good placement prospects. As Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing cities of India and many international & national companies have invested and opened their offices here, the demand for MBA talent has grown manifold. MBA colleges in Hyderabad are the answer to this growing MBA demand. With the emergence of diverse sectors like real estate, retail, health, financial services, banking, consulting, manufacturing and ITES, it is right to predict that pursuing MBA in Hyderabad would be a right decision.

Top MBA colleges in Hyderabad have played vital role in the growth by providing quality human resources for the industries and as the city grows, the number of aspirants looking forward to pursue MBA from top MBA colleges in Hyderabad has risen tremendously.

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For MBA aspirants looking for admissions, MBA College in Hyderabad are either AICTE approved or offer UGC recognized University MBA Programs. Some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad are IMT Hyderabad, IBS Hyderabad, IPE Hyderabad, VJIM Hyderabad among others. There are also University MBA colleges in Hyderabad. Universities like Osmania University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Telengana University, JNT University, Andhra University also offer MBA in Hyderabad.

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Almost all the MBA in Hyderabad offer specialization in IT as number of candidates doing MBA in Hyderabad opt for specialization in IT as Hyderabad is the hub of top IT compnies like Infosys, Microsoft, CSC, Oracle, Wipro, Kanbay, GE, Value labs, ADP, Dell, Deloitte, iGATE, HSBC, Sum Total, Intergraph, Analog Devices, IBM, Keane, Satyam, Baan, InMage, SatNav Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Amazon, Google among others.

K J Somaiya Mumbai – Placement & MBA Ranking

K J Somaiya Placement 2017, Mumbai has witnessed large number of recruiters with more offers being made to the students. A total of 220 companies visited the K J Somaiya campus this year. If we look at the K J Somaiya Placement and MBA Ranking of this B-school, the K J Somaiya has achieved good position at both places.

K J Somaiya Placement has witnessed Industry leaders and top notch brands of various industries and sectors who visited K J Somaiya in Placement 2017. Average package in Placement 2017 at K J Somaiya, Mumbai is Rs.9.40 lakhs while highest package has gone to Rs.24 lakhs even before the process was over. From amongst the 220 companies for 480 students across programs, 45 participated for the first time and a few visited after a hiatus.

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The companies visiting K J Somaiya Mumbai for the placement 2017 are offering diverse opportunities and profiles to meet the varied expectations and aspirations of the students in Financial Services; Banking and Insurance; Consulting & Analytics; FMCG; IT/ ITES; Retail; Pharmaceuticals; Media; Market Research; E-commerce; Infrastructure; Automobiles; Education; Telecommunications among others.

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research Mumbai commands high MBA ranking among top MBA colleges. It is not the high MBA ranking awarded to K J Somaiya, the B-school has got the prestigious South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) accreditation by Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia (AMDISA). The Institute is currently a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is working for its accreditation. K J Somaiya is certified as ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 29990:2010 by Bureau Veritas Quality International.

Along with the high Placement and MBA Ranking, K J Somaiya enjoys a high alumni base occupying key corporate positions and high international linkages.

CAT 2017 Registration

CAT 2017 Registration close on September 20 at 5PM

CAT 2017 Registration & CAT 2017 Application Process

CAT 2017 registration opened on August 9, 2017 and will close on September 20 at 5PM After release of CAT notification on July 30 by IIM Lucknow who is conducting CAT 2017 exam. The IIM CAT registration for CAT exam 2017 is opened by CAT convening IIM and the testing agency TCS on the pre notified date released in CAT 2017 notification. CAT 2017 online registration form and CAT 2017 application form is a single document divided in 5 pages and is to be completed online. CAT online registration remains open for more than one and a half month. CAT 2017 exam online registration will have 2 implications – the 1st that CAT 2017 registration form will be online only and there will be no CAT 2017 offline registration facility, and second that CAT 2017 registration last date will fall after a minimum of 45 days from the date of opening of CAT 2017 online registration process.
There is no separate CAT 2017 application form. The CAT 2017 application form is a part of CAT 2017 registration form. CAT online registration process also contains CAT application 2017 as a part of the CAT registration form. You will need to apply for CAT online and while completing your CAT 2016 registration online CAT application 2017 form has to be filled up. The 1st part of CAT online registration form requires your personal details. After completing your CAT 2017 exam online registration, IIMs will send you CAT registration ID. With this unique CAT 2017 registration ID, you will login to CAT 2017 exam online registration form which will also contain CAT online application form and will be a combined CAT online registration and application form.
CAT Registration form and CAT online application will require you to fill up CAT form with your academic details, uploading of photograph, signature and requires category certificates as per the IIMs prescribed format for CAT registration. CAT online application form 2017 consists of programme details on all the 20 IIMs. Candidates filling up CAT online application have to tick by clicking on the relevant programmes of the IIMs for which they wish to attend the personal Interview Process.

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SNAP 2017 topper mantra from SIBM Pune student Rewati “Keep the preparation simple yet systematic”

“My idea was to keep the preparation simple yet systematic as I had to manage both my work and studies” Rewati Kachhwaha, 99.82 percentile in SNAP 2016 & SIBM Pune student.

Balancing the SNAP preparation with work exigencies and still scoring high to get into Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune, is an inspiring success story of Rewati Kachhwaha for SNAP 2017 aspirants. She kept her SNAP preparation simple yet systematic during her preparation journey.

Starting her SNAP preparation seriously in the month of August, Rewati cracked SNAP 2016 with whopping percentile of 99.82. She also appeared in CAT and scored 91.9 percentile in CAT 2016.

How to balance between work place and studies has been well displayed by Rewati by cracking SNAP test. A student of SIBM Pune, Rewati Kachhwaha had gained 18 months of work experience with TCS before joining SIBM Pune. Rewati belongs to Ahmedabad. Her father is a doctor. Rewati is a B.Tech with 75.3 percent marks. She is a consistent performer. She scored 92.4% in 10th Std; 91.4% in 12th Std. Rewati loves reading, listening music and playing badminton.

Despite receiving calls from other B-schools, Rewati preferred Symbiosis Pune as it was her dream B-school.

SNAP 2017 aspirants stand benefitted with the success mantra shared by last year SNAP toppers who not only cracked the exam with high percentile but also converted their call to MBA 2017-19 at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune. MBAUniverse.com has brought a round of SNAP toppers’ success stories alongwith their success mantra that led them to crack SNAP with high percentile.

In the series we present the success story and SNAP 2017 preparation tips shared by Rewati Kachhwaha, SNAP 2016 topper with 99.82 percentile and a student of MBA 2017-19 batch at SIBM Pune.

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The success mantra by SNAP toppers is more important for the SNAP 2017 aspirants as the SNAP syllabus, test sections, number of questions, time duration in SNAP 2017 will be similar to last year exam, although the SNAP 2017 exam mode has changed from paper based test to online computer based test. SNAP 2017, the MBA 2018-20 entrance exam for all the 15 Symbiosis B-schools will be held on December 17, 2017. The last date to apply for SNAP 2017 closes on November 24, 2017. SNAP 2017 will be the first online SNAP test in the history of SNAP exams.

MBAUniverse.com: What was your overall preparation strategy for SNAP 2016?
Rewati (SNAP topper): My idea was to keep the preparation simple yet systematic as I had to manage both my work and studies. My serious preparation started from August 2016. I first finished each section one by one namely QA, VARC and DILR from the study material of the coaching centre.

I used to practice daily for around 4 to 5 hours in order to get my basics cleared. After that I started devoting 2 hours to each section daily and worked on sections in which I was lacking. During the last 1 month, I took mocks mostly comprising of last 10-year question papers, one every day and other 3 hours for self-study. I believe consistency is very important.

MBAUniverse.com: Please share your sectional preparation strategy for SNAP 2016? How did you prepare for each section English, Quant, DI, Reasoning, GK? What study materials and books did you use?
Rewati (SNAP topper): Firstly, I did work on my basics of each section. I used books such as Sarvesh Verma and R.S. Aggarwal to work on my basics.

For English I had to read a lot from various newspapers and magazine ranging from diverse topics.

I solved a lot of question papers and analysed the same which gave me an approach to my studies.

MBAUniverse.com: Was there any particular section that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?
Rewati (SNAP topper): Yes, initially I was weak at Data Interpretation but the key to ace in this section is practice and that too in a stipulated time. Improving my calculation speed and working on my accuracy helped me a lot in this section. Developing the skills to solve different types of case lets is also required which comes only through practice.

MBAUniverse.com: How can candidates use Mock tests better? What is your advice?
Rewati (SNAP topper): Taking mocks is the first step but to take them in an environment that is similar to the actual helps a lot on the final day. After taking mocks, I benefitted from it only after analysing it as that gave me clear picture of what my strengths are and on what topics I need to work on.

MBAUniverse.com: Did you go to offline coaching center? What role does a coaching center play?
Rewati (SNAP topper): Yes, I joined TIME’s Mock test series in Ahmedabad along with Endeavor’s classroom course. It helped get my doubts cleared on regular basis and the mock tests helped me analyse my national ranking. But it depends on what any individual is comfortable with.

MBAUniverse.com: Other than SNAP, which exam did you appear?
Rewati (SNAP topper): I appeared for CAT, XAT, IIFT AND TISSNET

MBAUniverse.com: Please share your strategy for the SNAP Day. What was your last-minute preparation? How did you plan your SNAP test taking?
Rewati (SNAP topper): As I had given numerous mock test, I was clear on which section to attempt first. As such no last minute preparations, I relaxed a day before the exam. I started with Quant followed by English and then moved on to other sections.

MBAUniverse.com: Which institutes did you apply for admission?
Rewati (SNAP topper): For SNAP, I applied for SIBM Pune and SCMHRD.

MBAUniverse.com: Please share your GD/WAT topics & PI questions at different institutes and the ones who offered you admission?
Rewati (SNAP topper): At SIBM Pune, we were shown a newspaper cutting and were asked to choose a topic from that newspaper cutting and discuss on the same. The extempore topic was- Karma is fallacy.

Interview mostly revolved around my job and my role at my workplace, my strengths and weakness and how much passionate I was to pursue MBA degree. They wanted to know in which specialization I was interested into.

MBAUniverse.com: Which B-school you decided upon and why?
Rewati (SNAP topper): I chose SIBM Pune as they support extra-curricular activities along with academic. During my GD and PI, I observed that the entire process is managed by students and was quite impressed by their student driven approach.

It carries behind a legacy of about 40 years and has been amongst the Top MBA colleges of India consistently.

MBAUniverse.com: Any message you would like to share with the candidates preparing for SNAP 2017.
Rewati (SNAP topper): As SNAP is going online this year, be well informed about the exam pattern but at the same time be prepared for surprises.

Do give a lot of mocks and find the areas of weakness and improve them. Staying calm and being positive really helps.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more success mantra stories and SNAP 2017 preparation tips from toppers.

 

CAT 2017

CAT 2017 DILR Preparation

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017

CAT 2017 exam notification Press release is out on July 29 and the Notification in news papers has been published on July 30, 2017. CAT 2017 website iimcat.ac.in has also been activated on July 30.  CAT 2017 exam is to be held on Sunday November 26, 2017. It will again be a single day two session exam as was conducted in previous two years. Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 Exam for admission to flagship MBA/PGDM programmes starting in 2018 will be conducted by IIM Lucknow. Professor Neeraj Dwivedi, Admission chair and faculty at IIM Lucknow is the convener for CAT 2017 exam. Going by the past application trends, it is expected that more than 2 lakh candidates will register and apply for CAT 2017. The CAT 2017 exam will be of 180 minutes (3 hours) time duration.

 

CAT is the MBA entrance exam for admission to all the 20 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Shillong, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Rohtak, IIM Tricuhirappali, IIM Udaipur and also the newest IIMs which started operation in 2015-16 and are mentored by older and top IIMs. The biggest benefit to study in newest IIMs is that the faculty of these IIMs is drawn from faculty of mentor IIMs. The 7 newest IIMs include – IIM Amritsar (mentored by IIM Kozhikode), IIM Bodgaya (Mentored by IIM Calcutta), IIM Jammu (Mentored by IIM Lucknow), IIM Nagpur (mentored by IIM Ahmedabad), IIM Sambalpur (Mentored by IIM Indore), IIM Sirmaur(Mentored by IIM Lucknow) and IIM Visakhapatnam Mentored by IIM Bangalore).   Your high overall and sectional scores in CAT 2017 will offer you an opportunity to get admission not only in these 20 IIMs in 2018 but also in other top Business schools of India like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumb ai, MDI Gurgaon (Now Gurugram), IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, NITIE Mumbai, JBIMS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, BIMTECH Greater Noida among others.

 

CAT MBA entrance exam is considered as the mother of all MBA entrance exams. Common Admission Test – CAT 2017 is the largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in IIMs and other top rated MBA colleges in India. CAT exam 2017 will be conducted by IIMs for admission to MBA/PGDM 2018-20 batch not only in 20 IIMs but also in other top MBA colleges in the academic year 2018-19.

 

CAT MBA entrance exam used to be held in 15 to 20 days testing window till 2013 by IIMs. In 2014 CAT testing window was shortened to 2 days 4 sessions. Since 2015 CAT exam testing window has been further shortened to one day only. Accordingly, CAT 2017 exam is proposed to be held in one day 2 sessions only.

 

CAT exam Notification will be released by CAT convener IIM Lucknow on July 30 and CAT 2017 official website will also be launched with the release of CAT 2017 notification by IIMs. CAT convener Prof Neeraj Dwivedi, admission chair at IIM Lucknow has confirmed that the CAT 2017 notification will be released in the last week of July 2017. The past trends of CAT exam notification release also confirms this practice of releasing the CAT notification in the last week of July:

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MBA Admission 2018: 5 key exams to get into IIMs, XLRI, IIFT, NMIMS, SIBM; Register Now

Registration for CAT 2017 and IIFT 2017 is to close in a few days, it is better to apply now without waiting for last date to avoid technical issues in form submission

If you are seeking admission to MBA 2018 and wish to pursue it from one of the top B-schools in India, September 2017 is very crucial for you. Out of the 5 top MBA entrance exams, the important ones leading to IIMs, FMS, MDI, IMI, IIFT are closing their application process in a few days from now.

Top MBA exams and last date to Apply
Following 5 National level MBA entrance exams have already released their notifications and their application process is open. Below is shared the key exams, top B-schools accepting their exam scores, their application fee and the links to their registration process. You have to draw your plan which exams you should appear, how to prepare for each of them as every exam is different in one or other way and get shortlisted to succeed in your mission MBA 2018.

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It should be noted that Registration for CAT 2017 and IIFT 2017 is to close in a few days, it is better to apply now without waiting for last date to avoid technical issues in form submission.

The key fact is that you need to apply online for all the exams. It is therefore, advisable that you should apply much before the last date to avoid any technical snag in the registration process.

Like their peers, all MBA aspirants eye the top B-schools for admission. However to finally convert the call in top rated B schools like IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR, JBIMS, FMS, MDI, IMT, apart from a good volume of needed preparation, you need excellent academics and a good percentile score in each section of MBA entrance exam to cross the cut offs.

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IIFT 2017: Last date to apply – Sep 15
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will close the registration and application process for admission to its MBA (IB) 2018-20 entrance examination on September 15. Accordingly only 2 days are left for IIFT 2017 registration.

Indian Institute of Foreign trade (IIFT) is another very important milestone which most of the management aspirants would like to achieve.Getting into MBA (IB) 2018-20 batch at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is probably more important than getting into any other B-school. There are around 60000 aspirants who appear in IIFT entrance exam for 360 MBA seats.

IIFT has two campuses located in Delhi and Kolkata and will shortly launch its 3rd campus at Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). The IIFT MBA entrance test is scheduled on December 3 in paper based mode. The test will be conducted in a single day across the country.

IIFT entrance test composition
Entrance test to IIFT for MBA 2018-20 programme remains a paper pen based multiple choice question type examination. It consists of 4 sections, although one section might be clubbed to another and can be sub divided in part 1 and part 2. Number of questions can be from 115 to 130 in all to be solved in 2 hours. So the time management is another crucial factor as you have approximately one minute per question to answer.

Another feature about IIFT entrance exam is that there is varying number of questions in different years with varying marking system in the range of 0.5 to 1. The aspirants can expect to get through if they score 45 to 50 percent marks in the entrance exam. One fourth negative marking is also very important factor to keep you on your guard and avoid any wrong or doubtful attempt.

Sectional composition of exam is as follows:

Section-1 – English comprehension & RC passages; Section-2- Quantitative Ability; Section-3- Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation ; Section-4-General Awareness

CAT 2017 Registration: Last date – September 20
The most sought after MBA/PGDM entrance examination Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 for admission to top rated B schools like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow and other 16 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI will be held on November 26 in two sessions.

The last date for CAT 2017 registration is September 20, 2017. The registration will remain open till 5 PM only as stated by IIM Lucknow, the CAT 2017 convening IIM. The admissions on the basis of CAT 2017 scores will be allowed in 2018. CAT 2017 is expected to be taken by more than 2 lakh aspirants.

Almost all the top B schools except NMIMS Mumbai, Symbiosis and XLRI would accept CAT 2017 scores across the country.

Components of CAT 2017 Exam
CAT 2017 is a computer based test. No exam has gone with so many changes and surprises as the CAT has gone in past 3 years. The test which was conducted in a 16 to 21 days test window with 2 sessions every day till 2013, switched over to 2 days test window in 2014 and to 1 day test window in 2015. Since 2014, CAT has increased the number of questions from 60 to 1000 and has also increased the number of sections from 2 to 3.

CAT 2017 is proposed to have total time duration of 3 hours with sectional time constraint of 60 minutes for each section. Candidates are not allowed to move between one section to other.

NMAT by GMAC: Last date to apply- Oct 3
NMAT is now NMAT by GMAC after it has been acquired by Graduate Management Council. It is the MBA entrance test for NMIMS (School Of Business Management) Mumbai and other cities. Around 60000 aspirants take this exam every year. Apart from NMIMS, VIT Vellore, XIMB and many other universities and institutes will also accept NMAT by GMAC scores for admission to MBA/PGDM 2018-209 programme.

NMAT by GMAC is an online test which can be scheduled during a test window of October to December. Registration for this exam is to close on October 3, without late fee and on October 14, 2017 with late fee.

Composition of NMAT by GMAC
NMAT by GMAC is an objective type multiple choice online computer based exam to be attempted in 2 hours. The test is divided in 3 sections namely Language skills, Quantitative skills and Logical Reasoning. All the sections taken together comprise 120 questions. Number of questions are maximum in Quantitative section followed by Logical reasoning and Language skills. NMAT 2017 exam is without negative marking.

SNAP 2017: Last date to apply – November 24
SNAP is the mandatory MBA entrance examination for admission to 15 Symbiosis B-schools affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) who will accept SNAP 2017 scores for their respective 2 years full time flagship MBA batch 2018-20.

This is the first time that SNAP will be held as online exam. Till last year SNAP was a paper pen based test. However there are no changes proposed in the SNAP 2017 exam pattern and exam syllabus.

SNAP 2017 Registration is to close on November 24 and the SNAP exam date is December 17. SNAP 2017 exam cities have been increased to 102 from earlier 32.

Composition of SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 will be online computer based test comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). SNAP 2017 exam duration is 2 hours. The test comprises 150 questions divided in 4 sections of Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension; General Knowledge and Current Affairs; Quantitative Ability and data interpretation; Analytical and Logical Ability. Maximum marks are 150 and there is a provision of 25% negative marking for wrong answers.

Although candidates are allowed to attempt any section in any order, sectional cut off is also there. One has to score at least a minimum cut off score in each of the four sections.

XAT 2018 Registration last date: November 30
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 to be held on January 17 in online mode, is a national level aptitude test conducted in India by XLRI, Jamshedpur. XAT 2018 is another prestigious entrance examination which is conducted for admission to XLRI and other associated B schools. Around 90000 candidates register and apply for XAT to get admission in more than 150 B-schools accepting XAT scores.

XAT 2018 will be the first online computer based test in the 60 years history of XAT exam. So far XAT was conducted as paper based test. XAT 2018 will be conducted in a single day and single session.

XAT 2018 Registration will close on November 30 without late fee and on December 15, with late fee.

XAT 2018 Exam Pattern
XAT 2018 will no longer be a conventional paper pencil mode exam and it will be a computer based online exam.

XAT 2018 exam will have 5 sections of Verbal and logical Ability; Decision making; Quantitative Ability; General awareness and Essay writing. Except essay writing all the other questions are of objective type. The GK and Essay writing scores are not taken into account while awarding the percentile scores and preparing the merit list.

Other 3 sections will have 72 questions to be solved in 170 minutes. Entire test comprising about 97 MCQs and essay writing has to be attempted in 210 minutes.

‘Study in India’: Drive to bait worldwide understudies “NMIMS Mumbai”

Blue-chip IIMs of Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Indore and different business colleges nearer home, for example, NMIMS and S P Jain will soon show up on the worldwide guide, on account of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC’s) ‘Concentrate in India’ activity.

The gathering, which possesses and leads the renowned Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admissions to 6,500 projects all around, will advance Indian establishments in 27 nations, including Germany and France. Global understudies won’t just get a point by point review of what’s in store regarding training, yet in addition way of life, sustenance and convenience in India.

With help from the service of HR and improvement (HRD), the committee intends to urge universal hopefuls to take affirmation in organizations, for example, the three IIMs, NMIMS Mumbai, SP Jain and Indian School of Business.

As indicated by an overview directed by GMAC a year ago, simply 1% of aggregate MBA applicants each from the US, Western Europe and Middle East right now pick India for administration training. “India is bring down on understudies’ favored goals now and a considerable measure of work should be done,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC.

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“Our studies demonstrate that the political changes all inclusive and talks against globalization which is somewhat advancing a patriot motivation have brought worries up in the psyches of trying understudies. We, along these lines, needed to investigate elective goals for universal understudies, especially India as it is additionally one of the rising monetary forces.” A current study done by the gathering uncovers that a fourth of non-US native business college hopefuls who considered US as an examination goal are not intending to apply to any graduate business programs.

While as of now nine establishments have teamed up in the activity, the board may cover more organizations in not so distant future. “We have precisely chosen the nations where we are intending to advance Indian administration instruction in view of the socioeconomic and interests of understudies. We likewise have information on understudies’ portability every once in a while,” he included.

Concentrate in India, as the battle is called, is relied upon to assemble and reinforce inclination for Indian B-schools in pertinent global markets. Applicants from the chose 27 nations will be capable sign on to mbauniverse.com — and get the alternative to secure affirmation in any of the nine accomplice B-schools in India utilizing their GMAT scores. The main level of the investigation in Indian program will incorporate advancing the nation and managing issues of visas, cost of study, and the second level will be B-school-particular with recordings depicting life on Indian grounds, sustenance and settlement. From Mumbai, NMIMS and SPJIMR Mumbai are on the rundown of B-schools which are working together with GMAC.