Admission / Selection Criteria of old IIMs

March 25th, 2016 by

One of the most common queries that I, or most people in the CAT Coaching business, get these days is - "Will I be able to get a call from an old IIM with X% in 10th and Y% in 12th, etc.?". I think that the biggest reason behind this is 'lack of information'. CAT aspirants and sometimes even teachers are not well informed about the selection process. Why blame others? Even I am not able to remember the admission criteria for most IIMs. For this post, I am going to focus on the parameters that the 6 old IIMs consider before giving out calls. Almost all IIMs use a combination of the six fa


Is IIM Kozhikode lying in its placement report? The answer is NO

March 21st, 2016 by

I think IIM Kozhikode is lying not lying in its placement report. I might be was wrong about this and I apologize. I have heard about B-schools dressing up their placement reports but this seems extremely unlikely to me. Please note that I am not trying to expose anyone here but just trying to figure out the math behind it. The errors / discrepancies in data were there because the IIM-K report was talking about 370 offers made to 360 possible students. I got the data given below from the IIM Kozhikode website. You can download the PDF of IIM-K placements yourself. On page 3, you can see t


How to start your preparation for CAT 2016?

March 19th, 2016 by

I have been getting a bunch of requests from students over the past couple of weeks about whether this is the right time to start preparation for CAT 2016. One of them in particular (let's call him AK) sounds really worried every time he calls me. He got a decent score this time around but still is not sure whether he will be able to convert a good college or not. He has decided that if he doesn't convert this year, he will try his hand once again at CAT 2016. I appreciate the spirit. I have always believed that it is the size of the fight in the dog that matters more than the size of the


Unicorn Hunt – Business Plan Competition in Jaipur

March 1st, 2016 by

Unicorn Hunt-2016, a Business plan competition, is a joint initiative of BREW and Dream Wallets. The competition focuses on sourcing exciting ideas at an embryonic stage from colleges, incubation centers, cafes or simply anywhere around us! We will commence with unleashing your hidden potential by registering ideas from 3rd March to 31st March from all over India. 50 ideas will be selected in the first round, from which the top 15 ideas will be chosen after consulting with our Experts Review Panel, and social media voting which will take place from 2nd April to 10th April. If selected, yo