MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score and Cutoff

In this article we bring to you the list of MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score and cutoff of MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score.

MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score and Cutoff


The following table illustrates the XAT Cutoff score of MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score. Very few colleges accepting XAT Score have sectional cutoff. 


Name of College XATCutoff
Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI)
  • BM Course – Overall 95 Percentile (70 in VA-LR, 90 in QA and 80 in Decision Making)
  • HRM Course – Overall 90 Percentile (75 in VA-LR, 80 each in QA and Decision Making)
Xavier Institute of Management,  Bhubaneswar – Core MBA Course
  • Core MBA Course (BM) – Overall 93 Percentile (75 in VA-LR, 75 in QA and 75 in Decision Making)
  • HRM Course – Overall 87 Percentile (60 in each section)
  • Rural Management and Sustainability Management – Overall 70 Percentile (50 Percentile in every section)
Goa Institute of Management
  • PGDM (Full time)-Overall 85 Percentile (No Sectionals, but profile is considered along with the score)
  • PGDM(Health Care)– Only profile based admissions
SP Jain Mumbai
  • PGDM
  • PGPM
  • GMP

Overall 85 Percentile (70 in every section, profile is considered along with the score)

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
  • PGDM

Overall 90 Percentile (No Sectionals)

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur and Hyderabad
  • PGDM – Full Time
  • PGDM- Finance
  • PGDM- Marketing

Overall 70 Percentile (No Sectionals)

TAPMI Manipal
  • PGDM– Overall 85 Percentile (No Sectionals)
  • BKFS- Overall 88 Percentile (No Sectionals)
  • HR- Overall 85 Percentile (No Sectionals)

(In case if the experience is greater than 12 months, profile is considered along with the score)

KJ Somaiya, Mumbai
  • PGDM – Overall 85 Percentile
  • PGDM (Retail Management)- Overall 85 Percentile
  • PGDM (International Business)- Overall 85 Percentile
  • PGDM (Communications)-Overall 85 Percentile
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • PGPM-Overall 85 Percentile
  • PGDM-Overall 85 Percentile
    (Profile is considered along with the score)
FORE, Delhi
  • PGDM

Overall 80 Percentile (No Sectionals)

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
  • Full time PGDM Programme

Overall 75 Percentile (No Sectionals)

Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai Overall 75 Percentile (No Sectionals)
  • Full Time PGDM
  • PGDM International Business
  • PGDM Insurance Business Management
  • PGDM Retail Management

Overall 70 Percentile (No Sectionals)

XIME Bangalore
  • PGDM

Overall 70 Percentile (No Sectionals)

XISS Ranchi
  • PGDM-Finance
  • PGDM-Marketing

Overall 60 Percentile (No Sectionals)

Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
  • MBA
  • PGDM

Overall 65 Percentile (No Sectionals)

Vanguard Business School, Bangalore
  • MBA

Overall 60 Percentile (No Sectionals)

IFIM Bangalore
  • PGDM
  • PGDM-Finance
  • PGDM-International Business
  • PGDM-Marketing

Overall 60 Percentile (No Sectionals)

BIMM, Pune
  • PGDM

Overall 55 Percentile (No Sectionals)

  • PGPM- Rural

Overall 75 Percentile (No Sectionals)

MICA 50% weightage to XAT Score. Composite score calculated as weighted average of MICAT Score and XAT Score (with 50% weightage of both) – No specific XAT Score cutoff.


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TISSNET 2020 Analysis and Expected Cutoff

TISSNET 2020 Analysis and Expected Cutoff: TISSNET 2020 Exam was conducted on January 4, 2020. TISSMAT exam was also conducted on the same day for HRM and ODCL Candidates. TISSNET 2020 Exam had moderate to difficult GK section as compared to previous 5 years, and TISSMAT exam was way easier as compared to what was predicted based on TISSMAT sample paper which was released by TISS. Let us have a detailed look at TISSNET 2020 Analysis and Expected Cutoff. 

TISSNET 2020 Analysis

TISSMAT Analysis

All 3 sections had 15 Questions – DI, RC and Business Awareness

  • DI was very easy – All 15 questions were doable
  • English RC section had two passages:
    – 1 on Railway operating unit consisting of 8 questions
    – 2nd RC was consisting of 7 questions
  • RC was bit on factual interpretation and logical analysis of the comprehension. 
  • Overall RCs were moderate in difficulty level 
  • Business Awareness section had 11 out of 15 Questions from the GK Material provided in TISSNET Coaching and TISSNET Mocks and GK Course – Most of these were current affairs / recent happenings
  • 1 question from marginal cost and 1 from labour relation (these were among the 4 which were not from our GK Material) 

Ideal TISSMAT Score 

22 to 25 is a good TISSMAT score for good chances in Final Composite Score calculation. 

Do note that there is no sectional or overall cutoff for TISSMAT.

TISSNET 2020 Analysis

This is where the surprise awaited, let’s say unpleasant surprise for the candidates. GK section was moderate to difficult, not from content perspective, but from question formation perspective. Questions were framed more on the lines of UPSC GK, and less on the lines of traditional GK which has come in TISSNET for last 4-5 years. Hence, despite GK not being very difficult, some candidates found it very difficult.

  • Contemporary GK questions were missing this year in TISSNET GK Section
  • Rivers, National Parks, Geography saw a miss this year, while they had been favorite topics in previous years
  • From history, viceroy and governor general questions were asked, which were covered in TISSNET GK material provided in our courses
  • 1 question from international current affairs was asked
  • 12 to 15 current affairs questions were easily doable in the paper. They had twisted language, but if read carefully all were doable and almost were covered in the Factsheets and Current Affairs videos provided by us
  • Overall TISSNET GK had around 25 – 27 questions from our GK Study material. A slight drop as compared to last year.
  • Questions like first Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna was asked which no one was expecting
  • Quant questions were slightly easy. More of use cases and language questions. 8-10 question were asked in language form. This we have covered in our free quant formula book.
  • English section was easy except 1 RC which was difficult. 
  • 2 RC Questions with 4 questions each, 3 Parajumbles, 4 error detection, 4 antonyms and synonyms, 2 logical arrangement, 1 logical deduction were the questions covered

Expected TISSNET Cutoff 2020

TISSNET Cutoff is expected to fall this year due to some strange questions in the paper, which have never been traditionally the part of TISSNET Exam. We expect HRM and ODCL cutoff to fall by 3-4 marks as compared to last year, and for other courses it should fall by 2-3 marks.

GK Sectional cutoff would be 14 marks. Verbal and Maths sections have no sectional cutoff.

Here is the expected TISSNET Cutoff for some of the major courses for general category. OBC and KM cutoff is usually 2-3 marks lesser than that of general, SC cutoff will usually be 6-7 marks lesser and ST by around 9-10 marks lesser than the general cutoff for most of the courses

Course Name Cutoff (out of 100)
Human Resource Management  68-69
Organization Development and Change Leadership 66-68
Development Studies 64-65
Globalization and Labour  66-68
Social Work (Public Health) 61-63
Social Work (Women-Centred Practice)  57-59
Social Epidemioligy  58-60
Social Work (CODP) 56-58
Master of Law  55-57
Social Work (Criminology & Justice) 54-56
Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship) 54-56
Social Work (Mental Health) 52-54
Health Administration  54-56
Urban Governance / Regulatory Governance  52-54
Disaster Management  51-53
Hospital Administration  52-54
Clinical Psychology / Counselling Psychology  54-56
Media and Cultural Studies  51-53
Women’s Studies (Hyderabad campus)  53-55
Rural Development  53-55
Climate Change 51-53
Social Entrepreneurship  50-52
Social Work (Dalit & Tribal Studies and Action)  50-52
Social Work (Disability Studies & Action)  49-51
MA in Education (Mumbai campus)  51-53
Water Policy and Governance  48-50
Natural Resource & Governance  48-50
MA in Education (Hyderabad campus)  50-52
Peace and Conflict Studies  48-50

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CAT 2019 Result Date Announced

CAT 2019 Result may be announced by IIM Kozhikode ahead of the scheduled day in 2nd week of January, 2020. It is expected that CAT 2019 Result may be announced on January 4, 2019 evening. SMS Notifications with CAT 2019 result update may be sent by IIM Kozhikode to students on January 4, 2019 evening itself.

CAT 2019 Result Date

2,09,926 candidates appeared for CAT 2019 exam – a number which is highest during last 5 years. 

CAT 2019 Result: More competition this year
Total number of CAT applicants this year has gone up to 2.44 lakhs from 2.41 lakhs last year. The number of test takers in CAT waiting for CAT Result 2019 day is also more than last year. Comparative trend of last 4 years is given below:

CAT exam year
Total applicants
Total Actual test Takers

IIM Kozhikode Director Prof Debashis Chatterjee and Prof Shubhasis Dey, Convener of CAT Exam 2019, deserve credit for conducting CAT 2019 exam successfully on November 24, 2019, and increasing the number of test-takers. CAT 2019 had reported the largest number of test takers (209,926 candidates) in last five years and highest percentage of test takers during last five years. Also, CAT 2019 was held in 156 test cities which is the highest number of test cities in the history of CAT.

IIMs to start Shortlisting Process immediately
With the early declaration of CAT 2019 result, candidates who appeared in CAT 2019 exam will be able to know whether they are shortlisted by one of the top IIMs or the New IIMs. While IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta release their shortlists in a day or two from the date of CAT result declaration, other IIMs announce their shortlists after a few days. You can check your chances of getting IIM Call accurately with the help of IIM Call Predictor.

How to Download CAT 2019 Result 
Immediately, after official declaration of CAT 2019 exam Result, the first access point to your CAT 2019 Result  and CAT percentile overall is the communication from IIM Kozhikode to you.

The CAT 2019 result download process can be completed in three simple steps by visiting the CAT official website & login with CAT Registration Id and password.


SP Jain Placement Report 2019 for MBA Class of 2020

SP Jain Placement Report 2019 for MBA Class of 2020 has been released. Average Salary is upto INR 26.36 lpa, while 109 students bagged Pre Placement Offer. Let us have a detailed look at SP Jain Placement Report 2019 for MBA Class of 2020.

SP Jain Placement Report 2019

Median Salary INR 25 lakh
Average Salary INR 26.36 lakh
Highest Salary INR 51 lakh
Number of Companies 122
Number of PPOs 109

Top Recruiters at SPJIMR Campus
Top Recruiters at SPJIMR campus placement 2020 included The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., Accenture Strategy, Intuit, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Amazon, Flipkart, Uber, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, EY, Hindustan Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, ITC, Bajaj Finserv and Go-MMT. 

44 New Recruiters at SPJIMR
Apart from traditional recruiters, several new companies from diverse sectors were on campus this year, bringing new breadth to the placements process.

Despite challenging market conditions, a total of 44 new recruiters were on campus at SPJIMR offering aspirational roles across multiple functions. New recruiters for this year included companies like Alvarez & Marsal, The Bridgespan Group, Praxis Global Alliance, Bank of America, Landmark Group, Intuit, Cisco, Sabre Partners, Spark Capital, Udaan, BYJU’S, Ola cabs, Swiggy and Dabur. 

Domain & Sector Wise Placement 2020

General Management and Leadership roles
Conglomerates such as the Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Tata Administrative Services, Mahindra & Mahindra, Adani, Edelweiss, Cap Gemini, ELITE, Philips, GE Healthcare and Airtel made 26 offers in roles that are aimed at building the leadership pipeline. These roles give students exposure to various functions and are accelerated tracks designed at honing a future leader within the organisation.

Beyond the traditional leadership roles in conglomerates, the prestigious Finance Leadership (FLDP) and BOLD Operations role from Amazon were a key highlight this year.

Consulting/IT Consulting
SPJIMR consolidated its position as a preferred destination for top consulting firms as more than 28 per cent of the PGDM batch picked up offers in the consulting domain. New recruiters like Alvarez & Marsal, The Bridgespan Group and Praxis Global Alliance participated in the process along with traditional recruiters like The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., Accenture Strategy, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, IBM Consulting, EY, Avalon Consulting and GEP amongst others. 

Plethora of roles were offered across sectors such as Equity Research, Digital Banking, Private Equity, Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, NBFC, etc. Investment Banks and Private Equity firms such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Nomura, Sabre Capital opened the roles for students. Around 15 per cent of the finance batch secured roles in Investment Banking profiles.

The rise in hiring from the E-Commerce sector was substantial as more than 22 per cent of the batch bagged roles from this sector. Top recruiters in this space offered a surfeit of new roles giving the participants myriad of options to choose from. Some of the key recruiters from this sector include the likes of Amazon, Flipkart, Uber, Ola Cabs, Swiggy, Go-MMT, Cloudtail, Grofers, Ninjacart and many more.

IT and Analytics
Technology giants such as Intuit, Microsoft, Media.net, Freshworks, Cisco, Samsung, BYJU’s, American Express and Airtel offered Product Management, Analytics, Program Management, Tech Sales, and General Management roles on campus this year. GE (Healthcare) recruited for its renowned Digital Technology Leadership Program and Philips hired for its distinguished IT Leadership Programme. 

Dr Sajeev A George, Chairperson PGDM, said, “It gives us great satisfaction and delight to have achieved significantly superior placement outcomes this year, in spite of the seemingly not so favourable external environment. One of the most commendable aspects this year is the large number of PPOs offered to our students after their autumns internship projects and their record conversion rate. The placement outcomes help validate the currency and relevance of our curriculum that strives to balance between the short- term and long-term needs of our students.” 


SNAP 2019 Analysis and Expected Cutoff

SNAP 2019 Analysis and Expected cutoff projection is what we bring to you in this article. SNAP 2019 Exam was conducted today on December 15, 2019. SNAP 2019 had a new exam pattern with no GK Section. 

SNAP 2019 Analysis

SNAP 2019 exam was probably one of the toughest exam of the MBA season so far. Quant section was difficult, while LR Section was moderate. Verbal section was easy to moderate. 

Let us have a look at SNAP 2019 Expected Cutoff for different MBA Colleges which accept SNAP Score. 

Cutoff (Score)
SIBM (Pune) – Flagship Course
75+ (General) 
72+  (KM)
60+ (SC) 
SCMHRD – Flagship Course
SIBM (Bengaluru)
SIOM, SIBM (Hyderabad), SITM, SCIT
SIMC Pune / Bangalore 50 + / 45+ 

There is no individual sectional cutoff for any SNAP College as per previous trends, hence students need not worry about the sectional breakup. 

Overall SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern was as shared below:

Total Marks
General English
34 × 1.5
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
36 × 1.5
Quantitative Aptitude, DI & DS
40 (35 + 5 )
(35 × 1) + (5 × 2)

SNAP 2019 Analysis – Sectional 

General English


Overall difficulty level was easy to moderate. 25 to 27 questions would be a very good attempt here. 


Verbal section had conventional types of questions ranging from grammar, vocabulary, figure of speech, modal verbs, sentence correction, foreign words,    correct spelling, fill in the blanks to reading comprehensions etc. However the difficulty level of verbal was easy to moderate. The verbal section was dominated by reading comprehension, vocabulary based, grammar and sentence completion questions.


There were also questions based on foreign words, modal verbs and figure of speech which added to the diversity of the paper. A few grammar based questions purely checked the fundamentals of grammar.  There were questions based on idiomatic usage and parts of speech. There was also one para jumble question. 


Analytical & Logical Reasoning


Overall difficulty level was moderate. 24 to 26 questions would be a very good attempt here.


This section had a few questions based on mathematical puzzle. The section included questions on visual reasoning, arrangements, family tree, verbal reasoning, calendar and missing number. This section was dominated by arrangements, puzzles and family tree based questions followed by 1 or 2 questions from remaining areas. One of the sets was based on movies (3 questions) and other set based on spice had 6 questions. It also included questions from analogy and verbal reasoning. There were two questions based on clock. The series question and coding were bit confusing and time consuming. 


Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & DS


Overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult.  22 to 26 questions would be a very good attempt here.


This section was dominated by geometry, modern mathematics, time speed distance and number system. There were 6 questions based on data interpretation. Some of them were calculation intensive. The questions based on permutation combination were tricky. Other topics like mensuration, polynomials, AP/GP had 1 to 3 questions each. 


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MICAT 1 December 2019 Expected Cutoff

We thank you for making Career Anna MICAT Coaching Course the most successful and popular MICAT Course once again, 5th year consecutively. In this article we bring to you MICAT 1 December 2019 Expected Cutoff.

MICAT December 2019 Expected Cutoff

Expected Sectional cutoff for MICAT Aptitude test in MICAT December 2019 exam is as follows: 

Divergent Convergent Thinking  9-11 Marks (out of 30 marks)
Verbal Ability  8-9 Marks (out of 25 marks)
Quant and DI 6-7 Marks (out of 25 marks)
General Knowledge 5-6 Marks (out of 25 marks)
Overall Cutoff No specific value of cutoff

There is no overall MICAT score cutoff. Reason being for GE PI Call, weighted average of CAT/XAT/GMAT Score and MICAT overall score, with 50% weightage for each. 

Scaled overall score is calculated as sum of scaled sectional scores. Overall scaled score of 50 marks (around 45 raw score) should be super safe to get you the call at 80 percentile in CAT/XAT with a good descriptive writing. 

MICA changed MICAT Psychometric Test pattern drastically this year, and left many aspirants in surprise. MICAT Test centres also had lot of technical and management related issues. 

MICAT December 2019 pattern is as follows:

Section Name Questions Time Limit (min.)
Section 1: Psychometric Test 150 30
Psychometric Test 150 30
Section 2: Aptitude Test 105 105
Verbal Ability 25 No specific time limit
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 25 No specific time limit
General Awareness 25 No specific time limit
Divergent and Convergent Thinking 30 No specific time limit
Section 3: Descriptive Test 4 30
Total 259 165


This section tested the analytical and descriptive writing ability and creative skills of test-takers. The total time given for attempting these questions was 30 minutes. The first three questions were related to each other. The topic for the first three questions was ‘Laziness: How it can benefit society’. For the first two questions, students had to write three points each, ‘for’ and ‘against’ the topic. These two questions carried 10 marks each.

In the third question, students had to write a 300 word answer to ‘suggest steps by which a young manager could ensure that laziness could be used as a tool for organizational success’. The instruction clearly stated that the points for the third question should not include the points stated in the first two questions. Twenty marks were allocated to this question.

The fourth question in this section consisted of four pictures. Students had to write down a particular pictorial combination (A-B-C-D or D-C-B-A or any such combination) and explain it with the help of a story. The pictures were related to an ‘old dilapidated house with a newly constructed gate which was painted red, a shopping complex, a drone in the form of a bee and a window grill with 3 panels’. This question carried 30 marks.


There were 150 questions in this section – up from 27 last year.

In this section, there were no correct or incorrect responses.

Around 30 questions presented a situation/course of action and the test-taker had to mark either True or False.

The other 120 questions were about a particular personality trait or a course of action. Students had to select any one option. The eight options from which students needed to mark their answer were:

  • Totally Disagree
  • Strongly Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Somewhat Disagree
  • Somewhat Agree
  • Agree
  • Strongly Agree
  • Totally Agree

Given that 150 questions were to be attempted in 30 minutes, it was necessary to work fast and mark the answer quickly.

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IIFT 2019 Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff

IIFT 2019 Exam was conducted today on December 1, 2019. IIFT moved to Online Mode for the first time and IIFT Exam difficult level was way easier as compared to previous years. IIFT 2019 Exam was of total 300 marks with 110 questions across 4 sections. 14 out of 20 questions in GK Section came from Career Anna IIFT GK Study Material.

IIFT 2019 Exam Analysis

There were no sub sections in the exam. Exam had 4 sections. Below table shows the high level analysis for all the 4 sections and the expected cutoff to get IIFT Call. 

Section Questions  Ideal Attempts Expected Cutoff
Quant 25 9 – 11 9.5 – 10.5
Verbal 35 23 – 26 28 – 30
LR DI 30 12 – 15 13 – 15
GK 20 9 – 11 3 – 4

Expected Overall IIFT 2019 Cutoff to get IIFT Interview Call – 110 to 115 Marks

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Quantitative Aptitude Section

Overall level of section was Moderate. However, it was still easier as compared to quant section of last 2 years.

Arithmetic 13 Questions Moderate
Algebra 2 Questions Easy
Number System 1 Question Easy
Geometry 6 Questions Difficult
Modern Math 3 Questions Difficult
Total  25 Questions

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section

RC passage lengths was way shorter than that of previous years. Overall, verbal ability was also easier in IIFT 2019 Exam as compared to the last couple of years. 

RC 16 Questions Easy
Analogy 4 Questions Moderate
Para Jumbles 3 Questions Easy
Grammar 3 Questions Moderate
Vocabulary 4 Questions Difficult
Idioms 3 Questions Difficult
FIB 2 Questions Easy
Total 35 Questions  

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Bar Graph & Line Graph 7 Questions Easy
Table (Products & Customers) 2 Questions Easy
2 Pie Charts + 1 Table 4 Questions Moderate
Table (Shirt & Color)  4 Questions Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Questions Difficult
Linear Arrangement 3 Questions Easy
Set Theory 2 Questions Moderate
Lift & Timing based 2 Questions Easy
Machine Input-Output 2 Questions Moderate
Missing Number 1 Question Easy
Total 30 Questions  

General Knowledge

14 Questions ( All 5 in current affairs and 9 in static GK) out of 20 were from Career Anna IIFT GK Study Material.

Static 15 Questions Difficult
Current 5 Questions Moderate
Total 20 Questions

Expected Overall IIFT 2019 Cutoff to get IIFT Interview Call – 110 to 115 Marks

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MICAT Essay Topics 2019-20

Let us first thank you all for making MICAT Coaching Course the most successful and the best selling MICAT Course of the year already. Glad to know the personalized feedbacks sent over email are helping all of you to improve and you are finding it useful. We bring to you today the list of MICAT Essay Topics 2019. We all know that you will get three questions in essay writing, where in one you have to write for the topic, in one against the topic and in the third question, as a critic review. We will again update this article in mid January 2020.

MICAT Essay Topics 2019 – 20

Let us have a look at some of the probable Essay Topics so far.

  • India Not to become USD 5 Tn economy
  • Article 370 always alienated Kashmir
  • Bank Mergers will Cause economy collapse
  • Social Media is making us un- social
  • Should the budget for space program in India be invested into poverty alleviation?
  • India Needs Bullet Trains more than Bullet Control over Climate
  • Make in India vs. Make for India
  • Artificial Intelligence is an evil in disguise – will take away jobs
  • Individual freedom is a myth in India’s civil society
  • Financial inclusivity is a myth unless Technology reach is inclusive
  • India should focus on Pollution Control
  • Sex education is the only way to remove teenage pregnancy
  • Use of animals for research purposes is justified
  • Political campaigns on social media channels are all fake content to mislead voters
  • Youtube and other social media comments should be censored and moderated
  • Media and movies have influenced the perception of female body image
  • Violent video games directly correlate to violence in schools
  • Women empowerment is hollow if gender bias continues in society
  • Law amendment is not enough to curb crime against women
  • Art and Artists cannot be excluded when it comes to isolation of rival countries
  • Industrial Development and Ease of Business is more important than Climate Change control
  • Data Security is a myth in the days of Whats app and Facebook

More topics will be published in due course.

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CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis and Expected Cutoff

CAT 2019 Slot 1 Examination has recently concluded and we bring to you indepth analysis of CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis and Expected Cutoff. Overall difficulty level of CAT 2019 Exam was Easy to moderate. As expected, CAT has been moving towards easier Quant and manageable LRDI with the objective to provide more levying field to non engineers. Let us have a detailed look at CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis and Expected Cutoff.

CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis and Cutoff

Overall pattern of the examination for CAT 2019 Slot 1 is as below:

Section Questions MCQs TITA Duration Difficulty Level
Verbal (VARC) 34 27 07 1 hour Easy-Moderate
LRDI 32 24 8 1 hour Moderate
Quant (QA) 34 22 12 1 hour Easy – Moderate
Total 100 73 27 3 Hours Moderate

Verbal Ability Sectional Analysis

There were 27 MCQ Questions and 7 TITA Questions. All the TITA Questions were from Parajumbles and Odd one type. Reading Comprehension and Para Summary questions were all MCQ Questions.

Overall difficulty level of Parajumbles was easier compared to last year.

18-19 Net correct questions would lead to 90 percentile and 23-24 net correct questions would lead to 99+ percentile in the section.

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LRDI Sectional Analysis

This was the toughest section of CAT 2019 Slot 1 Exam. TITA Questions were distributed across caselets just like Career Anna CAT Mock Test Series.

There were 2 sets of Data Interpretation and 6 sets for Logical Reasoning. There was no pure DI Caselet. Both the DI Caselets were Logical DI based.

10-11 Net correct questions would lead to 90 percentile and 15-16 net correct questions would lead to 99+ percentile in the section.

Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Analysis

This was the easiest section of CAT 2019 Slot 1 Exam. Level of Quant was easier than 2018 CAT, and more towards the easy level of CAT 2017.

There were 12 TITA Questions in the section. Arithmetic dominated the section with 8-9 questions coming from it, followed by Algebra and Geometry which had 6-7 questions each coming from them.

14-15 Net correct questions would lead to 90 percentile and 21-22 net correct questions would lead to 99+ percentile in the section.

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Overall Score to Percentile Prediction

Following table shows the predicted score to percentile mapping for overall score and sectional scores. Please note that this is the first cut prediction and will be updated to freeze at 5 PM Today once we have interacted with over 50,000 students who appeared for CAT 2019 Slot 1.

Percentile Overall Verbal LRDI Quant
99+ 152-157 62-66 43-47 61-64
98+ 140-144 57-61 38-42 53-57
90+ 104-109 44-46 27-30 41-45
80+ 82-85 36-39 19-22 30-34

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1 Week to CAT Exam

With CAT Exam a week from here, we bring to you in this article what needs to be kept in mind when you there is 1 week to CAT – what are the nuances to be taken care of and what mistakes should be avoided.

1 Week to CAT Exam

Avoid Studying anything New

This is the biggest mistake which many aspirants make. They try to learn and practice everything they are left with in CAT Syllabus, during last few days; which is a very wrong approach. 

You have studied all you could have studied so far. Now just revise and strengthen your hold on concepts you already know – do not start studying anything new. It will be of no good. 

Mock Frequency

Another mistake which candidates do is that they try attempting 2-3 mocks every day in the last week. Please do avoid this mistake. 

At max, you should be taking only 2 full length CAT Mocks. And please avoid AIMCATs in the last week, they may unnecessarily demotivate you with their difficulty level, while it is very important to keep the morale and confidence high during the last week to CAT Exam. 

You can opt for 1 sectional test for next 4 days, for the section you are weakest in.

Past CAT Papers

Please ensure you have solved past papers of atleast 2000-2008. This will give you the best practice and best idea of what can be expected in the actual exam. 

Despite the fact pattern may be different in different years, variation in difficulty level remains within the limits you will experience in the range of 2000-2008. 

If not for all the years above, 2000-2004 is the must to solve at this point of time. 

Revision holds the key

Do ensure that you are revising the concepts, short cuts and more importantly, the questions which you missed solving correctly in mocks due to some silly mistakes. You need to overcome all such silly mistakes and solve the exam most effectively on D-Day. 

Stay Calm and Composed

CAT Exam is more of attitude on the D-Day and less of aptitude. So, stay calm, composed and confident for D-Day. Back yourself, back your current preparation and try to extract the most out of it on D-Day. 

Do not be influenced at this stage by what your friends are doing, how much they are scoring in mocks etc. etc. Can even try to keep yourself away from such friends whose talks unnecessarily demotivate you. 

Listen Motivational Songs, Pursue Your Hobbies

Try to take out sometime away from intense preparation for an hour daily for this last week. It is very important for you to relax and keep your mind fresh, and not over saturate it. 

Listen motivational songs, pursue hobbies, go for a drive and may be even watch Alia in Dear Zindagi for some worst PJs 😉 But do keep yourself calm, relaxed. 

All the above will ensure you are equally determined and fresh to take on CAT coming week. 

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Xpressions 2019 by XIM Bhubaneswar

Xpressions- the annual flagship event of XIMB is the biggest Management-Cultural fest of Eastern India. It is a 3-day event which began on 8th November 2019. A legacy that started in 1998 has now transformed itself into one of the most looked forward B-school events in the country. It offers its guests one of a kind experience to rejuvenate themselves. Year after year, it promises to showcase the best of the ideas with a blend of innovation and an abundance of fun. 

Xpressions 2019

Day-2 of the fest was packed with a variety of events, beginning with several business events such as XIMB’s very own Model United Nations; Maven, annual national-level case study competition followed by a few cultural and literary events: Goonj, the solo singing competition where all the talented vocalists came on one podium, Pratibimb, face painting competition; Flight of Fancy, an event organized by the Literary society; Jack of All Trades, a simulation game and Vakritva, a CSR plan competition. 

Trade of Wars was won by Team VAM from IIM Vishakapatnam (Vaishali Chandani, Aman Dev) and the runners were up: Team Hojayega (Harshil Shah). Pratibimb was won by ITER (Shatabdi Chakraborty, Nikhil Singh).

The most awaited event of the day was the Carnival De Vogue-a thematic fashion event. And finally, the day ended with a sizzling performance by the Sunburn on our campus.


Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. XUB offers its Masters in Business Management through its flagship school, XIMB. It also offers a Masters in Human Resource Management through Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Rural Management through Xavier School of Rural Management, Sustainability Management through Xavier School of Sustainability and graduates program in commerce through Xavier School of Commerce. Apart from these, it has proposed to set up other schools of higher learning in various areas like Public Policy, Sustainability, Media & Communications, Finance, Education and Centers of Research in Public Policy & others.


Sankshetra 2019 by IIM Amritsar

Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar successfully conducted its fourth annual Operations & Strategy Conclave, Sankshetra 2019 on November 9, 2019.

Sankshetra 2019

Sankshetra’19- the Operations & Strategy Conclave, witnessed well known experts from various industries across the country having perceptive discussions on different aspects of Operations and Strategy. The veterans from the industry interacted and reflected with the budding managers on the recent trends and developments in the domains of Operations and Strategy.

The theme for the Operations panel discussion was ‘Managing the unexpected: Building resilient supply chains amidst disruptions & complexities’ while the theme for the Strategy panel discussion was ‘Dynamically Sustainable Approach in Creating Competitive Advantage’.

The Conclave commenced with the lighting of the lamp of wisdom & knowledge by Prof. Nagarajan Ramamoorthy, Director- IIM Amritsar. Welcoming the esteemed panellists, he emphasized the fact that since 2015, IIM Amritsar has hosted many conclaves to help students gain practical knowledge from industry veterans.

Brief on Panel 1:

The eminent panellists in Operations Panel included Mr. Vikas Bhaskar (Head – Solutions Design, Program Management and Business Excellence, Stellar Value Chain Solutions Private Limited), Dr. Rakesh Sinha (Global Head – Supply Chain, Manufacturing & IT, Godrej Consumer Products Limited), Mr. Salil Kapoor (Mentor – Supply Chain Labs & Former COO & EVP – UPBG, Voltas Limited), Mr. Joydeep Sarkar (Chief Operating Officer, Hicare Services Pvt Ltd.), Mr. Shailen Shukla (Head Logistics, Jumbo Electronics Company Ltd.) ,Mr. Ramnath Sadasivan (SVP & Head – Distribution & Logistics, Reliance Retail).

Introducing the theme for discussion, IIM Amritsar students delivered a presentation on the theme of the operations panel and briefly introduced the audience about “Managing the unexpected: Building resilient supply chains amidst disruptions & complexities”. The team of presenters comprising of Mr. Rishabh Jain and Mr. Saurabh Lohani of MBA-05 batch stated that how several factors including economic instability, climate change and natural disasters, political and government changes, technological changes and cyber threats have impacted the supply chains on a large scale and the importance of having a resilient supply chain.

Mr. Salil Kapoor was the moderator for the first panel. He explained the audience about how supply chain is the core of the business and how a sudden disruption in it, can severely impact the business. He also stated that businesses need to be ready to face any challenges and should be flexible in their approach.

Mr. Vikas Bhaskar stated that supply chain is the orchestrator of supplier to the customer. He also emphasized that the world is getting volatile and inflexibility is getting in the system pretty fast. So, in order to deal with the situation, all businesses should follow a customer oriented approach and contingency and flexibility plan should also be in place.

Dr. Rakesh Sinha explained that disruptions are both on the demand as well as the supply side. While the supply side disruption is easier to deal with, the demand side disruption is often severe and risky. Companies should have a flexibility in entire value chain and should make use of technology to deal with the situation.

Mr. Ramnath Sadasivan stated that India is a country with multiple tastes and requirements, so the constant use of planning and data analytics can help in a great regard. Companies need to be aware of the ecosystem, always have a contingency plan in place and switch to the alternative source if the situation demands so.

Mr. Shailen Shukla stated that since 90% of consumption is imported from outside, hence some sort of disruption is bound to happen. However, flexibility, agility and fast response can help a lot in dealing with the situation of disruption in supply chain. He also gave the example of Qatar which dealt with this situation very efficiently.

Mr. Joydeep Sarkar emphasized that risk management should be the top priority for most of the companies. He also stated that India is a country which doesn’t plan in advance and hence managing the disruptions becomes a challenging task. Also, since the cost of customer acquisition has increased in the recent years due to increase in customer choices, companies need to go extra mile to manage the disruptions.

Brief on Panel 2:

The eminent panellists in Strategy Panel included Mr. Ankur Dhawan (Chief Operating Officer, Buddy4study), Mr. Avinash Chandra (Senior Director, Capgemini), Mr. Aditya Singh (Head – Jewellery International Business, Titan Company Limited), Mr. Satish Pandey (Head – Strategy, Marketing & Corporate Quality Management, Siemens), Mr. Saurabh Saith (COO, Orion Nutritionals Private Limited), Mr. Anuj Chopra (Head Strategy Planning & Operations, Haier).

Introducing the theme for discussion, IIM Amritsar students delivered a presentation on the theme of the strategy panel and briefly introduced the audience about and “Dynamically Sustainable Approach in Creating Competitive Advantage”. Mr. Arvind Singh Bakshi of MBA-05 batch emphasized the importance of having a strategy and the need for organisations to have a sustainable approach with respect to economic, social and environmental factors.

Mr. Avinash Chandra was the moderator for the second panel. He stated the fact that strategy is required in almost all spheres of life. He also explained the audience about the reduced shelf life of strategy.

Mr. Saurabh Saith emphasized the fact that earlier most of the organisations were not having strategic departments and the major decisions were taken by the functional leads of various departments. However, this is not the case these days. He further explained the B2C perspective and stated that constant adaptation is required in terms of making strategy.

Mr. Ankur Dhawan explained the B2B perspective and stated that there is a flow of digitization in recent years. The mission and vision of the companies haven’t changed but the path which they are taking has changed tremendously.

Mr. Aditya Singh explained the importance of competitive advantage and how it is incorporated into an organisation. The value the customer wants from the organisation, competition that the customer faces and value that the company provides are all part of the competitive advantage.

Mr. Satish Pandey stated the importance of dynamics and explained that competitors are also changing with a change in technology. He also highlighted the changing perspectives and cited the example of camera emphasizing on the fact that mobile has become its competitor now.

Mr. Anuj Chopra stated that competitive advantage is not much different from sustainability. He also explained that sustainability is the need of the hour and companies need to adopt it in their approach.

The students of IIM Amritsar showed great enthusiasm during both panel discussions. The discussions were made highly interactive through a healthy Q&A session between the panellists and students. The Conclave successfully concluded on a high note at 5:30 p.m. in the evening.