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“Should I write CAT or GMAT?” is a question that bugs several students aspiring to be managers. I have been asked this question innumerable times over the past decade. I would be discussing GMAT vs CAT  in this article and the parameters, a student should consider before taking the final decision. Two parameters that I will be discussing in depth are: GMAT vs CAT on the basis of the aspirant’s wish to study in India or Abroad and GMAT vs CAT on the basis of work experience of the aspirant. About CAT: Common Admission Test or CAT is a...

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CAT preparation plan for 2018– Part I

CAT preparation plan  With exactly eight months to CAT 2018 (CAT is expected to be on 25th November 2018), it is high time for a person who has decided on doing an MBA to start preparing for this enigmatic exam! Read to find out the ideal CAT preparation plan How many hours per day one needs to prepare for CAT? This question has no right answer.  If you have already prepared and written the CAT exam, then about 6 to 7 hours per week till July and then increasing the prepping hours would do. However, if you are beginning...

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An overview: nmims-vs-new-iims-vs-sibm-p NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) and SIBM P (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) have released their final admission lists, long before the IIM interviews have even come to a close. The dilemma plaguing many a student’s minds would be: Which institute to choose between nmims-vs-new-iims-vs-sibm-p NMIMS and SIBM-P are the two institutes which are often pitted against the newer batch of the IIMs, which are included in the CAP (Common Admission Process). Is brand ‘IIM’ efficacious enough to trump these two seasoned B-schools? Lets look at nmims-vs-new-iims-vs-sibm-p There are a lot of factors to be considered...

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Indian MBA programs in FT Global MBA rankings of 2018

Financial Times has released it’s 2018 Global MBA rankings featuring 100 universities across the world. Stanford Graduate School of Business tops this year ranking nudging Insead to the number two position. While the top 10 in the ranking are dominated by US universities, Indian colleges have made their presence felt. Four of the Indian colleges featured in the top 100 business programs across the globe and 3 of these under the top 50! Access the complete list here – Read the article to know more about Indian MBA programs Global Ranking 2018. The 4 institutes features are ISB, and the...

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Top B-Schools where you can still apply through CAT

You are advised to not only apply to B-Schools where the cut-offs are around or a little more than what you have scored, but also to some where the cut-offs are less than your score. The cut-offs listed below are for General Category. In colleges where NC-OBC, SC and ST reservations exist, please reduce the cut-offs by 10%, 20% and 30% respectively to get the category cut-offs. Continue to read about Top B-Schools where you can still apply through CAT/XAT/CMAT B-School Last Date Expected Cut-off (Percentile) Our Rating Avg Sal 2017 (lacs per year) JBIMS Mumbai (MMS/MSc Fin) Through...

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About GP

Gautam Puri

GP describes his academic performance early in life as pathetic. With scores of 61% in Xth and 65% in XIIth, he was always at the bottom of the class. For students, he is an aptitude guru who simplifies fundamentals, problem solving, and test taking strategy. GP loves driving & has been part of Raid-de- Himalayas off road adventure. An IIM B alumnus, GP is one of the core founders of CL.



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