The nightmares have come to life with CLAT organizers managing to mismanage the most important Law exams of the year yet again. There were reported glitches across 15 test centres affecting around 5000 students which (around 10% of the total applicants) is more than the double the number of students who are going to qualify for the exam. So basically, yet again the exam was managed in a ‘proper’ horrendous manner. And, yet again it will be raised in the petition before the Supreme Court
of India.

Leaving these ‘petty’ matters aside, the merits of the exam was almost similar to the last year. It was an exam with easy to moderate level of difficulty. Legal Reasoning being on the easier side and Mathematics weighing towards the difficult side of the balance. But overall the merit will be more or less average with top 5 colleges going to students scoring around 125 marks but this may come a bit down because of many important centres facing the technical glitches.
The Section wise break-up is as follows:
GK: The Section was almost on the expected pattern except that there a bit more of Static GK then was expected. The difficulty level of this section was easy as most of the questions were what is expected of the applicants.

Legal Reasoning: This section was on the easier side as well. The maximum weightage, as expected, was again given to Reasoning Question with simple Principle and Facts based questions. Rest 10 questions were Legal Knowledge-based but being on the easier side as well.

Logical Reasoning: This was also on the easier side of the balance as there were pretty straightforward questions except for 1 puzzle question which has been reported to be a bit difficult. Quant actually made it a bit tough. Therefore, this section can also be called a moderate one.

English: This Section was nothing different from the last year paper and not much of experimenting was observed. The Comprehensions were reasonably lengthy, which is appreciated, and the difficulty standard of the Grammar part was also moderate. Therefore, this section would also be ranked as easy-to-moderate.

Mathematics: This was the toughest of the lot. As the questions were both lengthy and difficult especially taking into account that Aspirants are generally on the weaker side of this subject. A score of 50% (9-10 marks) will be great. But as the cut-off, the top 5 law school goes at around 60-62 percent this could be called a difficult section for the students.


Why MBA from Top B-School?

CAT Guru Arun Sharma, IIM Bangalore alumnus and renowned author for McGraw Hill Publication speaks about the difference of doing MBA from a top B school like the IIM’s or a handful of 5-6 institutes like MDI, XLRI, SPJAIN etc. versus trying to do an MBA from a normal college. The first thing you should realize is that an MBA typically will be the last qualification you will have in your life unless you plan to change your career tracks to something like that later in your career, but for most people, MBA will be the last step of their educational career, after that professional career starts and hence it is the one last opportunity to change the kind of educational profile that you have.

Top B School vs. Normal MBA College

You might have come from any normal school/ college and if, you have a tag of an IIM attached to your name at the end of your educational career it takes care of a lot of things as you build your career later. It gives you a huge advantage over others. Hence, if you are trying to get into a management school, the idea has to be to try to get into the best B-school you can because, if you try to compromise at this stage then it will put you or confine you to a person with an average academic career, so, wherever you go, you are representing yourself as an average person versus if you have a mediocre educational career but  have an IIM tag at the end of your educational life, the perception that people will have about you will be different. It’s not just about the perceptions that people have, but also the quality of learning that you will get, the kind of resources you will get. I always tell people that it’s not only about the brand of an IIM that you go for, you go for the learning. If you go for the brand, then nobody will select you also.

Learning & Networking

Secondly, the learning that an MBA from a top B-school gives you will be drastically and vastly different than an MBA from a normal college. Thirdly, the kind of peer group you will meet will be very different if you are passing out of top 10 b school versus passing out of any other average school. To give you a small example, I passed out from IIM Bangalore in 1995. I have my engineering batch-mates from my private engineering college and when we got reconnected via social media, you can actually see the difference between water & blood when you talk about the kind of careers they have, whereas, my IIM Batch-mates are mostly at their peak or the zenith of different companies or very close to that. Most of my engineering batch-mates are almost unnamed and unsung people and since you have only one career, the kind of peer group you go to or are living with has a huge difference in terms of your own achievements. So very often you will find that if you belong to a strong peer group which an IIM will give you, you will not get easily satisfied with yourself, and when you are not easily satisfied with yourself it will give you the motivation to perform further whereas that kind of peer group you will not get out of a normal B-School hence, it is important to make it to a top B-School for this last educational qualification that you will have. The last part is the packages and salaries.

Salary Package

Try to do one thing when you finish off this article, put up an excel sheet, on one side of the excel sheet put 6 lacks starting package and on the other side put 20 lacks as a starting package and grow both these packages by 10% every year (which is the normal growth rate in Indian corporate sector) and in a 20 year career you will see that a person starting with 20 lacks per year will earn around 5 to 6 crore rupees more than a person who is starting with 6 lacks per annum. That is the difference in the career that a top B-School will give you versus the career that a mediocre MBA from a second level B-school gives you. Hence, the idea has to be, to get to the top B-School you can. Each person will tell you that money is not important but you do realize or imagine the difference in having 10 crore bank balance that you will make in 20 years down the line.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, 25 April 2018, Wednesday, 12:45 PM


“IIM Indore has released notification of final placements for the batch 2016-18”

An IIM Indore student has been offered the highest salary package of Rs 63.45 lakhs to work in foreign.


More than 200 firms participated in this placement season and 624 students including 443 PGP candidates, 68 PGP Mumbai candidates along with 113 candidates from the 5 years Integrated Programme in Management got selected.

According to the report released by IIM Indore: the highest international package for this year is Rs 63.45 lakhs while the highest domestic package stood at Rs 33.04 lakhs. Overall average CTC for this year’s placements for IIM Indore is Rs 18.17 lakhs per annum.

The maximum placements were for finance roles. 27%  batch opted for finance roles & were hired by the top companies including Axis Bank, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Edelweiss, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Indus Valley Partners, JPMorgan Chase, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Max Life Insurance, Nomura, Royal Bank of Scotland and Yes Bank.

Consultancy firms including Accenture Strategy, Boston Consulting Group, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte USI, Ernst & Young, EXL Service, Infosys Management Consulting, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, etc.

Among the other recruiters are corporate giants like Asian Paints, Dabur, Godrej & Boyce, GroupM, GSK Pharma, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, HUL, ITC, L’Oréal, Marico, Maruti Suzuki, Mother Dairy, Panasonic, PepsiCo, Pidilite, Tata Steel, TimesOOH, Tolaram Group, Toppr, and Vodafone. Technology majors like Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Google, HUL, HCL, IBM, Infosys, L&T Infotech, MAQ Software, UHG, Wipro have also participated.


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Posted by Pryanca Verma, 30 March 2018, Friday, 11:10 AM


CAT Results are OUT. Check CAT-17 Result Here

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The result for CAT-2017 has been released. To check your result, use the link below:

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Posted by Mukul Garg, 8 January 2017, Monday, 11:25 AM




Last Minute Tips to Crack CAT’17

The CAT’17 exam is on 26th November and only a few days are left for the same.
Here are some last minute tips for you from Mindworkzz Faculty members.


  • Don’t give more attention to those topics which you have not studied in depth till now.
  • In Verbal Section, do the Previous year paper twice.
  • Analyze your mistakes with the solution, by keeping in mind the strategy to solve the Questions.
  • Don’t push yourself too much, but revise key concepts regularly.
  • Practice at least one full-length mock paper daily for taking the test in one stretch.
  • Analyse mock papers carefully for identifying doable and non-doable Questions.
  • At this stage, trust in your final-tested strategy.
  • While taking Exam focus on attempting the correct questions.
  • Don’t focus on increasing the number of attempts.
  • If you are guessing questions, do it only when you are 90% sure otherwise don’t take a risk.
  • Divide each section in 10 to 15 minutes test and try to solve around 4-6 questions in each test and manage and adjust the time accordingly.
  • Scan 6-8 questions in the different divided test of 10-15minutes and figure out the 4-6 questions which you can easily do.
  • Don’t forget to relax, be cool and enjoy the favorable time.
  • Finally, have great faith in your ability. Say regularly to you that ” I am going to nail it”.

“Your most trusted weapon should be self-confidence for doing better and better. We are sure that you will do much better than what you think about yourself…”

All the Best!!
Keep practicing…

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, 22 November 2017, Wednesday, 11:35 AM

The Path to 99+ Percentile in CAT 2017

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Ways to get most out of Practice Test while preparing for CAT’17

Just preparing theory for any competitive exam is not always enough. The true picture of your preparation is shown by the Practice test, commonly known as Mock tests. Practice test is always a necessary part of preparation. Hence, you should have a systematic approach for these mock tests as well.

Use Actual Practice Test

You shouldn’t waste time on different practice test of different exams with the same syllabi. Many students who are preparing for CAT waste their precious time in practicing papers from the internet which are of Bank/PO exam, SSC exam etc. It is the sheer wastage of time. All you need to focus on the practice test based on the CAT latest pattern only.

Find the right location

Always choose the peaceful and quiet place to give practice test. This will help you in concentrating on the test as well as you can measure the proper timing of the test also. When you are giving a test without any disturbance this will help you in focusing more on the test and generates better results.

Improve your timings

Whenever you are doing any practice test, you should focus on improving your timing also. As CAT exam is all about time management. You have to record your timing of each and every test and also try to improve it by keeping the time limit in mind. This will help in increasing your speed of solving questions and also achieve a good score.

Take as many practice test as you can

Practicing 2-3 practice test is not enough. You have to practice as much practice test as you can. It doesn’t mean that you leave your topics and just give practice papers. You must practice upto 20-30 mock test before going to give exam. This will improve your weak areas as well as build your strength area also. This will improve your score as well as time performance. Overall it will improve your CAT score.

Review your test papers

After giving each test review your weak areas. Check yourself where you are lagging and which topic you have to work upon. Practice more of the topic in which you are lagging before giving the next exam. When you will give the next practice test by improving the weak areas you will get an improved score for sure.

Track your progress

Keep a track of your score of each and every practice test you are giving. Maintain the track sectional wise as well as overall. This is the necessary part of the preparation as this only will guide whether you are on the right track of your preparation or not.

All the Best for the preparation

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 01:55:00PM

An Overview of Selection Procedure of B Schools

The criteria for shortlist for all the B schools is based on the entrance exam score and the profile of the candidate. After the shortlist, the final selection is heavily dependent of the Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, Personal Interview conducted by the particular institute. Many institutes are conducting only WAT and Personal interviews, and have stopped conducting Group discussions.

The most important qualities which are tested throughout the selection procedure are your confidence, leadership skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, etc.

Given below is an overview of all the three procedures.

Group Discussion

In a GD, the panel generally looks for the quality and quantity of relevant content, Communication skills, Group Dynamics and leadership quality. The duration of GD is between 10 to 15 mins, with around 8 – 12 members. After the GD topic is explained by the panel, about  1 to 2 mins to think over a topic. It is important to use this time wisely, and note down all the points that you can think of about the topic. The topics are mostly based on the current affairs.

Some of the B schools which conducted GD in 2016 are: IIM Kozhikode, IIM Shillong, All New IIMs, XLRI, SP Jain, FMS, MDI, NITIE, IIFT etc.

Written  Ability Test

Written Ability Test is a test in which you have to write on the topic given to you.

In a WAT, the panel tests is your Creativity, knowledge, Writing skills, analytical ability, etc. Some of the topics of the WAT are: “Mission to Mars, Redefining Democracy, Relevance of exit polls, Demonetisation in India:Decision is more appreciated than criticized”.

Some of the names of B schools conducting WAT are: IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Calcutta, SJMSOM-IIT Bombay, VGSOM-IIT Kharagpur.

Personal Interview

The overall result depends heavily on the Personal Interview round. The body language of the candidates is the first quality which is considered when he enters into the Interview room. The qualities which are considered during PI are: Confidence, Communication skills, Body language, Etiquettes, Knowledge, Skill, Aptitude, Spontaneity, Clarity of thought, Approach,Personal details-Motivation, Passion, Strengths, Weakness, Interests, Hobbies, Extra-curricular activities, etc.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Monday, May 1, 2017 02:45:00PM

Looking for the micro- courses to boost up your profile for CAT’17?

Is there any professional course which will help build my profile?

Is there any short-term course which will help me justify drop in my profile?

These are some question that trouble all the candidates who are going to appear for the CAT’17. The answer to these questions is, YES. There are several short-term courses or micro-courses which will help you out to build your profile for CAT’17. Micro-courses are the short term courses conducted online, which you can learn sitting at home just by devoting 3-4 hours a week. Different candidates have interest in different domains like Marketing, Finance, Operations, Economics, Digital Marketing etc. This article will assist you in selecting a micro-courses specific to your domain on interest.

Marketing and Sales Domain

If you have an interest, and want to build your profile, in marketing and sales you can opt any of the following micro-courses:

  1. Marketing Management

In this marketing course, you will learn the fundamentals of marketing management. It is a 9 week online course. Knowledge acquired after the course will be:

  • Basic concepts of marketing
  • Segmentation, targeting, differentiation and positioning
  • Marketing strategy
  • 4Ps of marketing: product, price, place and promotion

    2. Marketing Analytics

It is an online course of 12 weeks. In this course you will discover how to develop quantitative models that leverage business data, statistical computation, and machine learning to forecast sales and marketing impact for:

  • customer relationship management;
  • market segmentation;
  • value creation;
  • communication;
  • monetization.
  1. Fundamentals of Marketing Structure

It is just 1 week online course in which you will learn about:

  • Recognize markets in general
  • Recognize the two dimensions of market structure
  • Identify the differences between OTC and Exchange Systems
  • Recognize how to define market participants
  • Explain the concept of liquidity
  • Identify the key elements of financial market mechanics
  • Recognize how transaction frequency influences market evolution
  1. Digital Marketing, Social Media and E-commerce for your business

This course will help you to arm yourself with the essential principles and practices of marketing in the digital economy. It is a 6 week course which help you in learning:

  • How to leverage new models in business and e-commerce to increase profitability
  • Successful Social media and digital marketing techniques
  • Real-world application of digital marketing and e-commerce methods
  • How to market yourself and your products more effectively and efficiently
  1. Online Marketing Strategies

This online course of 12 weeks duration will introduce you to the range of marketing in which Internet is used. In this course you will learn:

  • Use basic e-marketing tools
  • Apply traditional marketing strategies in an online environment
  • Evaluate a firm’s internet marketing strategy

Finance Domain

If you have interest in finance domain there are some micro-courses which you can opt for:

  1. Accounting and Finance


This business course is an online course of 11 weeks. In this course you will get to learn about:

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Cost management
  • Financial Management

The overall objective of the course is to build financial acumen to make you a successful entrepreneur or manager.

    2.  Corporate Finance

This is the upcoming online course which will be of 5 week duration. Corporate finance will address the issues to help managers make value-enhancing decisions. In this course you will learn:

  • The role of corporate finance in an organization
  • The role of financial markets in financing firms and individual’s need for funds
  • Capital budgeting tools such as payback period, internal rate of return and net present value used in evaluating investments

     3. Personal Finance

It is an 5 weeks online course on which you will acquired skills to manage your money effectively by learning:

  • How to manage your finances and make better financial decisions
  • The time value of money
  • Basics of stock markets and investments
  • The proper role of credit and how to use it judiciously
  • How insurance works
  • The interplay between investments, credit and insurance
  • The importance of saving for retirement sooner rather than later

Strategy and Operations Domain

As the operation domain demand is growing nowadays, you have option to boost your profile in this domain also by doing the course:

Operation Management

This course of 6 weeks will equip you with the right tools, techniques and skills to estimate, compute, analyze and configure key elements of operations management. In this course you will learn:

  • Identify an operations system with some known standard configurations
  • Make an assessment of the complexity of an operations system
  • Compute cycle times for operations and estimate capacity of the system
  • Understand the various components of a supply chain and the need to configure them appropriately
  • Identify methods for reducing bullwhip effect in supply chains
  • Understand and relate the concept of Lean Management to one’s own business situation
  • Initiate process & productivity improvement using NVA Analysis
  • Use specific tools and techniques to analyze quality problems
  • Monitor a process using control charts

If you are planning for the new introduced MBA in Business Analytics by LIBA & TCS here is the course which you can go for:

Business Analytics

This course is a skilled course which will be added in your profile. In this course you will learn about:

  • Apply methods, tools, and software for acquiring, managing/storing, and accessing structured and unstructured data
  • Prepare data for statistical analysis, perform basic exploratory and descriptive analysis, and apply statistical techniques to analyze data
  • Apply descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to business modeling and decision-making
  • Demonstrate orally, and in writing, the ability to explain complex analytical models and results

These are the micro-courses which will help you in boosting your profile. Some of these courses are free and are offered by IIMB. There are many more courses according to your interest which you can opt for. Hope this article provides you the beneficial information.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Sunday, April 16, 2017 01:30:00PM