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SNAP Exam Pattern Changed in 2019

SNAP has changed Exam Pattern in 2019 as per the latest notification and update on the official website. Let us have a detailed look at new SNAP Exam Pattern 2019 and the impact new SNAP Exam pattern will have on cutoff and difficulty level of the examination.

New SNAP Exam Pattern 2019

Key Highlights

  • SNAP 2019 test will be computer based test
  • SNAP Test duration is of 120 minutes
  • SNAP 2019 Exam will NOT have GK section
  • Only Quant section of the exam will have Special Type questions (read non MCQ)
  • Verbal section and LR Section will NOT have any special type questions
  • Every question in Verbal and LR Section will be of 1.5 marks (25% negative for incorrect answer)
  • MCQ questions in Quant sections will be of 1 mark each (25% negative for incorrect answer)
  • Non MCQ questions in Quant section will be of 2 marks each.
  • Special Type Questions will also fetch 25% negative marking
Section No. of Questions Total Marks
Verbal Ability & RC 34 (All MCQ) 51
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 36 (All MCQ) 54
Quant and Data Interpretation 35 (30 MCQ, 5 Non MCQ) 45

SNAP Exam 2019 will be conducted on December 15, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM. There will be total of 105 questions to be attempted in 120 minutes.

SNAP Exam 2019 Important Dates

Particular Date
Registration commences on 16 August 2019 (Friday)
Registration Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Payment Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Admit Card Live 02 December 2019 (Monday)
SNAP Online Test 2019 15 December 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 1400-1600 hours
Announcement of Result 10 January 2020 (Friday)

What Does New SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern Mean to you

SNAP 2019 Difficulty Level

SNAP 2019 Difficulty level is expected to remain the same.

With removal of GK section, you may expect SNAP 2019 difficulty level to be 5-10% higher than that of NMAT difficulty level.

Difficulty level of LR Section will be highest across 3 sections. Will have a blend of questions spread across topics.

Quant will continue to be Arithmetic and Algebra dominated, followed by Geometry, PnC and Probability. Number System will not have more than 2 questions once again as per past trends. 

Verbal section will be Reading Comprehension and vocabulary heavy.

SNAP 2019 Cutoff 

  • SNAP 2019 Cutoff for SIBM Pune and SCMHRD should remain in the range of 73-77 marks and 68-72 marks respectively.
  • Score of 65+ shall easily fetch you 96+ Percentile. 
  • Score of 78+ shall take you in 99.6+ Percentile range.
  • If you are scoring 70+ absolute marks consistently in Career Anna SNAP Mock Test Series, you can be rest assured of SIBM and SCMHRD calls.

SNAP 2019 Strategy 

We shall be taking a live youtube session on SNAP 2019 Strategy on coming Tuesday at 10 PM.

SNAP 2019 Preparation 

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IIMA PGPX Placement Report 2019

IIMA PGPX Placement Report 2019 has been released, with Highest Salary (International) rising to INR 76 lakh. Average Salary for IIMA PGPX 2019 is INR 60 lakh.

IIMA PGPX Placement Report 2019

Key Highlights of IIMA PGPX Placement Report 2019 are as follows:

  • Highest International Salary Up at US$109,666 in 2019 from US$70,252 last year
  • Highest Domestic Salary Up at Rs.60 lakhs in 2019 from Rs.54.60 lakhs last year
  • Average domestic salary stood at Rs.30,35,708 in PGPX Placement 2019
  • 75 Recruiters offered 290 different roles
  • 27 New Recruiters made offers in Placement 2019
  • 114 offers were accepted by the students
  • One student was offered International Placement
  • Top Recruiters include Accenture, Adani Group, Adidas AG, Amazon, Ericsson, Google, Genpact, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Infosys, McKinsey, Microsoft, OYO, Uber

Senior & Mid-Senior Management Roles Offered
Recruiters visited campus to select candidates for their mid-senior and senior level management positions. Students were offered positions such as Group CFO, Vice President, Director-Sales, Associate Vice‑President, General Manager, Head of Operations, Principal Consultant, Senior Manager, Product Manager, and Implementation Coach.

The graduating students accepted a total of 114 offers from firms across sectors such as Consulting, BFSI, Conglomerates, FMCG, E-Commerce, Technology, IT and ITeS, Energy, Logistics, Pharma, FinTech and Real Estate.

75 Recruiters with 290 Offers
A total of 75 firms offered 290 different roles in IIM Ahmedabad one year MBA Placement 2019. Information Technology firms formed the largest sector of offers with 47 offers rolled out, followed by BFSI, Engineering/Technology, and Online Services with 15, 11, and 9 offers respectively.

20 Students Opt Out: 3 on Entrepreneurship Venture
20 students of IIM Ahmedabad one year programme (PGPX) did not seek placements through the institute. Out of them three students opted to pursue entrepreneurship.

Top Recruiters for IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Placement 2019
Firms that participated in the IIM Ahmedabad one year MBA recruitment process 2019 included Accenture, Adani Group, Adidas AG, Amazon, ElasticRun, Ericsson, Flipkart, Google, Genpact, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Honeywell, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Indegene, Infosys, Innoviti Payment Solutions, KEC International, Lodha Group, Mastercard, McKinsey, Microsoft, Omniactive, OYO, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion, Persistent Systems, Riddhi Siddhi Group, Uber among others.

Accenture, RPG Group and Innoviti Payment Solutions made the largest number of offers. There was one international offer made this year.

Placement Holiday to 3 Students
IIM Ahmedabad has always encouraged students to take up entrepreneurship as a career, and this year also the three students taking up entrepreneurship were provided placement holiday for two years. Two of these will work on their venture under the guidance and mentorship of Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).

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MICAT Creative Writing

On popular demand, Creative Writing Expert from Career Anna team, brings to you in this article All You need to know about MICAT Creative Writing; tips and tricks which will help you score high and differentiate yourself from other aspirants who apply for the Mecca of Creativity and Strategic Marketing, MICA. Without any further delay, let us see what our expert has to share (an interactive first person account) with you all about MICAT Creative Writing. 

MICAT Creative Writing

The mantras to ace MICAT creative writing (Story writing)

  • I can’t stress enough on this! Stick to one particular tense and one particular protagonist. You cannot start a story in first person and then suddenly switch to third person narrative.
  • Introduce characters! Without characters your story is going to end up as drab! You don’t want that, do you? Sensible, spunky, or meaningful dialogues  between the characters. 
  • Tension and conflict  between characters should be created if you are at ease with the given pictures! It can be internal or external. You can create conflict You should balance these opposing forces to keep the reader interested in the story and anxious to see how it will be resolved.
  • Add details! About the location, the background, the characters! The story is your canvas! Build it.
  • Talk about how the character feels. You cannot make it boring by adding details such as “she wore a red skirt”. C’mon! Do better. Talk about the way the red skirt reminded the passerby of the red lily back in his childhood home. You get the point?
  • Do not go overboard with the vocabulary. You are preparing for MBA exams. The examiners already know you’re reading Normal Lewis. You Do not have to be a thesaurus in motion. Lucid, yet expressive, with excellent grammar is the best bet.
  • Be quick. Be creative. Be original. Do not try to copy one of those templates that your coaching class would provide or one of those Facebook groups would provide. Remember, as MICA aspirants, you’re supposed to be creative, not just part of the herd.
  • When in doubt about the provided pictures, go for the “Rule of 3 tier structure”

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The Rule of 3 Tier Story Telling

Background. Problem. Resolution.

Begin the story with a background, not necessarily complex, but introduce the characters with some peculiarities. Don’t just throw the characters whenever you want without any relevance.

Propose a problem or issue or something which forms the crux of the story. If you’re feeling confident, introduce social, political, philosophical conflicts. If not? Stick to emotional or friendly matters which you are comfortable with.

Resolve the crux, or give some sort of conclusion rather than an abrupt ending. An ambiguous ending is a different thing, but An abrupt ending is one of the worst things you can do. It shows your lack of time management.

Practice. Practice. Practice some more.

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Books you may like to check out
Some books which you can refer to understand story writing better, for beginners could be as follows:
  • Collected Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Stories From Here And There by Sunil Handa
  • The Chicken Soup Series (I would recommend the Indian editions of this series as they would be targeting the Indian backgrounds and problems better in their stories.)
  • Those Pricey Thakur Girls
  • The Zoya Factor  by Anuja Chauhan (again, These books are based in different parts of India and have the quirkiest style of writing! Also, they are a lot of fun to read. A good, funny, story never hurt anyone, did it?

Check out more about Essay Writing in MICAT Exam / Argument Writing as popularly known.

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Demotivated by Low Mock CAT Scores ? You can still score 99+ Percentile

These days I come across many of the hardworking souls from you wonderful people out there, who have started feeling demotivated because of low mock CAT scores and have started to think if you can do well in CAT or not. This article is my candid conversation with all you people out there to share my experience, share what I have observed during admissions at some of the top B Schools and how have I seen the Underdogs like me and you emerging with flying colors on D Day! Let me begin this with the statement that there is No need to get demotivated by low mock CAT Scores.

low mock cat scores

Demotivated by Low Mock CAT Scores ?

What are Mocks and what is their Significance?

Mocks are nothing but a way to prepare for the main exam. The purpose of mocks is to identify weak areas and improve regularly. They are in no way the reflection of how much you are going to score in the actual CAT or for that matter in any other MBA Entrance exam.

Testimony to the above statement are many people around who scored around 90 on an average in mocks but ended up scoring 99+ percentile in actual CAT, as well as those who scored 70-75 percentile on an average in mocks but scored more than 85 percentile in actual CAT. Similarly, there have been instances where the person who scored 99.5 plus percentile throughout in Mocks and that too AIMCATs (considered to be the toughest one) eventually scored in low 90s when it comes to actual CAT.

The purpose of saying this is just that there is no need to be bogged down, rather take these moments of low mock CAT Scores as a challenge and an opportunity to analyze, to improve and to emerge with flying colors on the day which matters the most. No one remembers the person who topped all Mock CATs, no college considers your Mock CAT scores for admission. It is only and only what you score on the exam day which matters and eventually where you land up after WAT GD PI stage that matters.

If above is true, then why to take CAT Mocks?

Here is the purpose solved by CAT Mocks: 

1. Identification of the weak links in your preparation and hence the opportunity to overcome them. You might need to go back to your reference books or coaching notes for these topics.

2. Improving further on the areas you are already good at. Remember, CAT is not just about solving correctly but also about time taken in solving correctly. So, knowing the shorter methods always helps.

3. Understanding what kind of questions consume good amount of your time. This helps you in modifying your approach of solving the questions in a particular section.

4. Realization of your skills to solve a certain set of questions even without using pen/pencil/rough sheet. This enables you to solve atleast 5-10% of the questions within a section in almost no time

How to Make the Best Use of Mocks once the Results and Scores are out?

STEP 1: Forget what the score in this Mock is. Compare it with the score in the previous mock taken by you. Not from the percentile perspective, but from the percent of the maximum marks perspective. If you are improving, you are on the right path. One-Two off mocks here and there where the score got lowered are ok. Even AB Devilliers doesn’t score a century in every match. 

STEP 2: It is the time to not to get bogged down by the score, rather to gear up to make the best use of the mock. Take out the mock and have it solution infront of you. 

STEP 3: Now, start going through the questions that you solved correctly. Once done, try to look out for shorter methods for the questions solved correctly. This is very important. CAT is not only a test of aptitude but a test of your time management skills as well. Learn to do questions in the shortest time possible. This will help you save enough time for difficult questions.

STEP 4: Then see the questions that you solved incorrectly. This is the most important part. Make sure that you never make the same mistake again. Note down the mistakes (conceptual, logical, tukka) that you made somewhere and go through them periodically. Seems stupid but very helpful nevertheless.

STEP 5: Solve the unattempted questions setting a time limit and then analyze them using steps 3 and 4.

STEP 6: Solve the same paper in 3/4th time a week later. It will make you feel great.

Before i conclude this article, let me re-emphasize that there is no need to either get overwhelmed with mock scores or to get bogged down by the low mock scores. Mocks are just the means to reach the bigger goal and that is to score high on the exam day. The means should be used to extract the most out of them and not to impact you negatively. So, irrespective of what you have scored so far in mocks – Pull Up your Socks, Fasten the Belt, Press the Pedal, Improve your mock analysis methods, Sharpen your focus and am sure all of you will soon start improving mock on mock basis and be at the peak at the right time and that is THE D DAY.

Will leave you all with one of my favorite quotes: Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible – After all, to emerge as the winner it is important to focus to see the light when the moments have become the darkest!!   

Article has been written by Varun Saxena – Founder @ Career Anna and NITIE Mumbai Alumnus. Mock Analysis part has been borrowed from an earlier article on Career Anna written by IIM Calcutta Alumnus.

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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019 Announced

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019 has been announced. IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019 is for admissions for MBA 2020 – 2022 Batch, to happen through CAT 2019. IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019 has been explained below for the ease of every aspirant busy in CAT Preparation. 

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019

Key Highlights of IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019 are: 

  • Weightage of CAT 2019 Score in shortlisting process is just 56%
  • 4% weightage for gender diversity, giving advantage to female candidates
  • Weightage of CAT 2019 Score will be only 30% in Final Convert
  • Sectional CAT 2019 Cutoff score needed will be 75 percentile for Quant section, and 80 percentile each for LRDI and Verbal sections – giving advantage to non engineers indirectly
  • Overall CAT 2019 Cutoff for IIM Calcutta will be 85 percentile for general category

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019 Explained

Step 1: Initial Screening

This screening is based on CAT 2019 Score, keeping both sectional and overall cutoff scores in mind. 

Category

VARC

(Percentile)

LRDI

(Percentile)

Quantitative Aptitude  

(Percentile)

Overall CAT 2019 Score

(Percentile)

General

80

80

75

85

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

70

65

65

75

SC

65

60

60

70

ST

55

55

55

65

PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

55

55

55

65

PwD (ST)

55

55

55

65

Step 2: Calculation of Application Rating (AR)

For those who clear initial screening, AR is calculated based on Gender and marks in class 10th, 12th and Graduation Marks. 4% marks are allocated only to female candidates for gender diversity.

AR is calculated as weighted average of CAT Score and Application Rating. 

AR = 0.56 (CAT Score) + 0.1 (10th marks) + 0.15 (12th Marks) + 0.15 (Graduation Marks) + 0.04 (Gender weightage)

Based on the above AR, applicants are shortlisted and called for WAT and PI round. 

Step 3: Final Selection after WAT and PI

Personal Interview performance has the highest weightage when it comes to final selection at IIM Calcutta. 

Final Composite Score = 0.48 (Personal Interview) + 0.1 (WAT) + 0.30 (CAT Score) + 0.04 (Academic Diversity) + 0.08 (Work Experience)

4% marks for academic diversity are allotted only to non engineering candidates.

Based on the Final Composite Score, students will get final admission offer in IIM Calcutta for MBA 2020-22 batch.

We wish all candidates good luck for IIM Calcutta. 

Frequently Asked Questions for IIM Calcutta Admission

Work Experience

For work experience, a maximum of eight points will be awarded based on the length of service as on January 31, 2020. (Please refer Table below). However, only work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

Points for Work Experience in completed months

Months Points
< 12 0
12 to 18 2
19 to 24 4
25 to 30 6
31 to 36 8
37 to 42 6
43 to 48 4
>48 2

IIM Calcutta Admission Cut Off  
IIM Calcutta cutoff  has been reduced for admission 2020. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
VARC Percentile
LRDI Percentile
Quant Percentile 
Overall Percentile
General
80
80
75
85
NC-OBC cum transgender
70
65
65
75
SC
65
60
60
70
ST
60
55
55
65
PwD (All categories except ST)
60
55
55
65
PwD (ST)
60
55
55
65

Read IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019 Announced

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019 has been announced. IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019 is for admissions for MBA 2020 – 2022 Batch, to happen through CAT 2019. IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019 has been explained below for the ease of every aspirant busy in CAT Preparation. 

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019

Key Highlights of IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019 are: 

  • Weightage of CAT 2019 Score in shortlisting process has been reduced to 65% from the last year’s 70%
  • 5% weightage for work experience has been introduced at shortlisting stage itself
  • Weightage of CAT 2019 Score will be only 25% in Final Convert
  • Sectional CAT 2019 Cutoff score needed will be 70 percentile for general category
  • Overall CAT 2019 Cutoff for IIM Ahmedabad will be 80 percentile for general category

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019 Explained

Step 1: Initial Screening

This screening is based on CAT 2019 Score, keeping both sectional and overall cutoff scores in mind. 

Category

VARC

(Percentile)

LRDI

(Percentile)

Quantitative Aptitude  

(Percentile)

Overall CAT 2019 Score

(Percentile)

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

PwD (ST)

50

50

50

60

Step 2: Calculation of Application Rating (AR)

For those who clear initial screening, AR is calculated based on marks in class 10th, 12th, Graduation Marks and Work Experience. 

Application rating is arrived as the Sum of score obtained basis above 4 parameters. 

Step 3: Calculation of Composite Score

Composite score is calculated as weighted average of CAT Score and Application Rating. 

Composite Score = 0.65 (CAT Score) + 0.35 (Application Rating)

Based on the above Composite Score, applicants are shortlisted and called for WAT and PI round. 

Wild Card Entry to WAT PI Round

IIM Ahmedabad will also call top 5% of applicants from every academic background directly for WAT and PI Round, irrespective of their composite score. These academic backgrounds are divided into 5 categories as shown below for being eligible for wild card entry.

Read IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019

AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects): MBBS, MD (USA).
AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees): Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).
AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management studies) and BSBA degrees.

In particular, including

  1. Economics/ Economic Development and Planning
  2. Any degree in Hospitality/Hospitality Studies, Catering/Catering Technology, Hotel, Travel and Tourism Management, Tourism Studies and any other related discipline.
  3. Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance, Information Technology, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.)
  4. Management (Advertising, Agriculture and Food Business, Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Marketing and Cooperation, Agriculture and Rural and Tribal Development, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Commercial Agriculture and Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Management Studies, Sports Management, Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure, Renewable Energy Management, Oil and Gas Management, Production and Industrial Management)
  5.  Any other vocational degree in commerce and management.
AC-4

I (All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas): Including BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees (Excluding all degrees in Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Jewelry Design/Footwear Design, and BS/BSC degrees in Information Technology). 

In particular, including

  1. Agricultural Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology
  2. Architecture
  3. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees in Biosciences, Geological Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences and Natural Sciences
  4. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH in all Engineering/Technology and related areas, including subjects like Chemical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Physics etc.
  5. Textile Engineering/Technology
  6. Others: All other fields where BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees are awarded, not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in the list.

II (All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC (excluding degrees in Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, and Leather Design. Also including degrees in dentistry, paramedical, veterinary degrees).

In particular, including

  1. Actuarial Science
  2. Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science etc.) Excluding Agricultural Engineering
  3. Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.)
  4. Computer Applications (BCA, MCA)
  5. Dentistry
  6. Fisheries
  7. Forestry
  8. Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics.)
  9. Horticulture
  10. Information Technology.
  11. Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees
  12. Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.)
  13. Paramedical/Physiotherapy
  14. Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  15. Planning
  16. Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry
  17. Media Science, Media Science and Technology
  18. Physiology
  19. Any vocational degree in science (BS/BSC)
  20. Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list
AC-5 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMus, BSW and LLB.

In particular, including

  1.    Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Footwear Design/Jewelry Design (all degrees)
  2. Arts/Humanities (Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Painting etc.), History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.)
  3. Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
  4. Journalism/Mass Communication/Media Studies (all degrees)
  5. Law (BL LLB/B.Com. LLB/BBA LLB)
  6. Psychology (all degrees)
  7. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
  8. Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)
AC-6: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-5.

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted for AC-1, AC-2, AC-3, AC-5

Category

Upper Limit (UL)

General

100

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

57

SC

32

ST

16

PwD

6

 

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted for AC-4

Category

Upper Limit 

General

150

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

85

SC

48

ST

24

PwD

9

Step 4: Final Selection after WAT and PI

Personal Interview performance has the highest weightage when it comes to final selection at IIM Ahmedabad. 

Final Composite Score = 0.5 (Personal Interview) + 0.1 (WAT) + 0.25 (CAT Score) + 0.15 (Application Rating)

Based on the Final Composite Score, students will get final admission offer in IIM Ahmedabad for MBA 2020-22 batch.

We wish all candidates good luck for IIM Ahmedabad. 

Frequently Asked Questions for IIM Ahmedabad Admission

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Cut Off  
IIM Ahmedabad cutoff  has been reduced for admission 2020. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
VARC Percentile
LRDI Percentile
Quant Percentile 
Overall Percentile
General
70
70
70
80
NC-OBC cum transgender
65
65
65
75
SC
60
60
60
70
ST
50
50
50
60
PwD (All categories except ST)
60
60
60
70
PwD (ST)
50
50
50
60

IIM Ahmedabad Fees
Below is shared the PGP programme fee applicable for the 2019-21 batch at IIM Ahmedabad. The fee may be revised further for PGP 2020-22 batch

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Ahmedabad is Rs 23,00,000/- (inclusive of tuition fees of Rs.16,99,000/-).
  • Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2020-2022 batch may increase further by 5 to 7% after making adjustment for inflations

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SNAP 2019 Exam Notification Announced, Important Dates, Eligibility and Cutoff

SNAP 2019 Exam Notification is released by Symbiosis International University. Exam will be conducted on December 15, 2019. SNAP 2019 Registration will start from August 16, 2019 and last date to register is November 23, 2019.

SNAP 2019 Exam Notification

Important Dates

Registration commences on 16 August 2019 (Friday)
Registration Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Payment Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Admit Card Live on (www.snaptest.org) 02 December 2019 (Monday)
SNAP Online Test 2019 15 December 2019 (Sunday) – Time: 2.00 PM. to 4.00 PM
Announcement of Result 10 January 2020 (Friday)

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SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern

Section Normal Questions Special Questions Total Questions Total Marks
General English 30 0 30 45
Quant, DI & Data Sufficiency 30 5 35 40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30 0 30 45
Current Affairs 20 0 20 20
Total 110 5 115 150

SNAP 2019 Exam Key Points

  • Time Duration: Remains 2 Hours Computer-based test.
  • Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for Normal Questions and for Special Questions also.
  • No Change in Number of Sections. SNAP 2019 has 4 sections as before
  • No Change in Maximum Marks which remain 150.
  • Any Changes in the online application form (except name, date of birth, category and test city preferences) will be entertained only up to the closing date of Registration i.e. 23 November 2019 (Saturday). No changes shall be permitted after closing date under any circumstances.
  • No change in name, date of birth, category and test city requests will be entertained once the candidate completes his/her SNAP Online Test 2019 payment.
  • The candidate is required to report at the Test Centre by 12:00 hrs to undergo, admit card and id proof verification, digital fingerprint scan and biometrics will be captured.

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SNAP 2019 Exam Eligibility

The candidate should be a graduate from any recognised / statutory University or Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes).

Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes). Note : Admission of such candidate will be provisional and will be cancelled in the event of non-fulfillment of the above stated criteria.

Programmes which require specific discipline / subject specialisation need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.

A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign degrees / qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.

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SNAP 2019 exam is a moderate difficulty level test with 110 MCQs and 5 Non-MCQ divided into four core sections of General English; Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency; Current Affairs; Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

SNAP Test scores are declared out of 150 marks scaled down to 50. It does not have sectional cut off. So it offers you the opportunity to play on your strength be it Quants, LR/DI or English and maximize the score. However, a qualifying score in each of the 4 sections has to be obtained.

SNAP 2019 exam will be an online computer-based test on the pattern of CATXAT, NMAT. As per the past trends, it is expected that SNAP 2019 will have a lower difficulty level than CAT and XAT and similar difficulty level with NMAT.

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CAT 2019 Registration Started on August 7

CAT 2019 Registration has started on August 7, 2019. Last Date for CAT 2019 Registration is September 18, 2019. 

CAT 2019 Registration

Important Dates for CAT 2019 Registration are as below:

Event Date
CAT 2019 Exam Registration Start Date August 7, 2019
Last date for CAT 2019 Registration September 18, 2019
CAT 2019 Admit Card Download October 23, 2019
CAT 2019 Exam November 24, 2019

CAT 2019 Registration can be done on Official CAT Website HERE.

CAT exam is a pre-requisite for admission to the 20 IIMs. CAT score is also accepted by many other institutions for their admission purpose. CAT is conducted once in a year by one of the IIMs on a rotational basis. This year CAT 2019 will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode. 

CAT 2019 will be conducted in test centres spread across approximately in 156 cities. Candidates will be given the option to select four test cities in order of preference. Cities and centres will be allotted once the CAT 2019 registration ends. Hence candidates need to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration.

CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria can be CHECKED HERE.

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Scoring and Equating Process for CAT 2019 Registration and Exam can be CHECKED HERE.

We wish good luck to all the candidates who are investing efforts in CAT 2019 Preparation.

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Top MBA Colleges in Mumbai

MBA Colleges in Mumbai: Your own most trusted and no.1 MBA Platform when it comes to credibility among MBA Aspirants and Alumni of top B Schools, Career Anna, brings to you the list of top MBA Colleges in Mumbai. The list of colleges in the table below is in alphabetical order. We earlier brought to you Top MBA in Finance colleges in India and Top colleges accepting CAT Score.

Top MBA Colleges in Mumbai

Top MBA Colleges in Mumbai

Institute Course Exams Total Fees Average Salary
S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, XAT, GMAT 17.87 L 22.90 LPA
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai (ITM) Post Graduate Diploma in Management CMAT, MAH CET, MAT, CAT, ATMA, XAT, GMAT 11.85 5.8 LPA
IES Management College and Research Centre Post Graduate Diploma in Management CMAT, MAH CET 7.04 L 5.3 LPA
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Masters of Management Studies MAH CET, CAT, GMAT 6 L 20.13 LPA
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, GMAT, CMAT, MAH CET, XAT 13.57 L 10.05 LPA
National Institute of Industrial Engineering Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management CAT 12.53 L 19.77 LPA
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAH CET 11 L 9.05 LPA
School of Business Management, NMIMS University, Mumbai Master of Business Administration NMAT by GMAC 8.75 L 17.79 LPA
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management Master of Management CAT, GMAT 8.61 L 20.8 LPA
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management CMAT, MAH CET, MAT, CAT, ATMA, XAT 1.34 L 10.97 LPA
SIES College of Management Studies Post Graduate Diploma in Management MAT, CAT, CMAT, ATMA 7.90 L 7.14 LPA

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Top MBA Colleges in Delhi

MBA Colleges in Delhi: Your own most trusted and no.1 MBA Platform when it comes to credibility among MBA Aspirants and Alumni of top B Schools, Career Anna, brings to you the list of top MBA Colleges in Delhi / NCR. The list of colleges in the table below is in alphabetical order. We earlier brought to you Top MBA in Finance colleges in India and Top colleges accepting CAT Score

MBA Colleges in Delhi

Top MBA Colleges in Delhi

Institute Course Exams Total Fees Average Salary
Asia-Pacific Institute of Management  Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT 9.65 L 6.2 LPA
Bharati Vidyapeeth University Institute of Management and Research Master of Business Administration B-MAT 6.50 L 6.80 LPA
Department of Management Studies- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Master of Business Administration CAT 9.60 L  

18.47 LPA

Department of Business Economics MBA in Business Economics CAT 25 K 8.5 LPA
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, XAT, GMAT 17.50 L 12.50 LPA
FORE School of Management Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, XAT, GMAT 14.98 L 10.80 LPA
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi Master in Business Administration CAT 21 K 27 LPA
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA 7.50 L 4.50 LPA
FOSTIIMA Business School (FBS Delhi) PGPM + MBA CAT, MAT, XAT 7.25 L 8 LPA
International Management Institute, Delhi Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, GMAT 16.49 L 13.18 LPA
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA in International Business GMAT, IIFT 16.70 L 20.07 LPA
Jagan Institute of Management Studies Post Graduate Diploma in Management MAT, CAT, CMAT, XAT, ATMA, GMAT, GGSIPU CET BBA 7.20 L 6.5 LPA
Jagannath International Management School Post Graduate Diploma in Management MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, CAT 7.20 L 5.5 LPA
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT 14.95 L 9.20 LPA
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon Post Graduate Program in Management CAT 21.34 L 20.13 LPA

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Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore

MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Your own most trusted and no.1 MBA Platform when it comes to credibility among MBA Aspirants and Alumni of top B Schools, Career Anna, brings to you the list of Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore. The list of colleges in the table below is in alphabetical order. We earlier brought to you Top MBA in Finance colleges in India and Top colleges accepting CAT Score.

MBA colleges in Bangalore

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore 

Institute Course Exams Total Fees Average Salary
Alliance School of Business, Alliance University Master of Business Administration CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT by GMAC, ATMA, GMAT 13.50 Lacs 8.20 LPA
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Post Graduate Program in Management CAT, GMAT 21 Lacs 24.54 LPA
IFIM Business School Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, XAT, GMAT 12 Lacs 7.50 LPA
Institute of Management, Christ University Master of Business Administration CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA 7.97 Lacs 6.50 LPA
Indus Business Academy Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, MAT, MAH CET, XAT, CMAT, KMAT, ATMA, GMAT 7.52 Lacs 6.1 LPA
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, GMAT 6.3 Lacs 4.8 LPA
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool, Bangalore) Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, MAH CET, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, GMAT 11 Lacs 8.49 LPA
PES University Master of Business Administration CAT, MAT, CMAT, PGCET, GMAT, Own Entrance Exam 8 Lacs 4.5 LPA
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru Master of Business Administration SNAP 14.50 LPA 9.70 LPA
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore Post Graduate Diploma in Management CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT 13.58 Lacs 7.08 LPA

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IIFT 2019 Exam on December 1, Goes Online for the First Time

IIFT 2019 Exam Date has been announced by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. IIFT 2019 Exam will be conducted on December 1, 2019. IIFT 2019 Exam will be conducted in Online Mode for the first time ever. 

IIFT 2019 Exam Date

Director & Vice Chancellor of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Prof Manoj Pant has confirmed that IIFT notification will be released in Mid-August 2019 with all the details. 

For MBA admission 2020-22, IIFT will conduct its entrance exam IIFT 2019 on Sunday December 1, 2019 as a computer based test. Till last year IIFT entrance exam was held as a paper based test of two hours duration split into six sections carrying varying scoring pattern.  

IIFT 2019 Exam will be applicable only for admissions to IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata Campus. 

Since the Agreement with IMF Tanzania has not been renewed the IIFT entrance exam will not be applicable for admission to Dar-es-Salaam campus. IIFT campus at Kakinada is yet to commence its operations.

Who is a preferred candidate for IIFT MBA (IB) programme, in words of Prof Manoj Pant, Director IIFT

IIFT follows a rigorous process for admission to its full time MBA programme. The question paper is meticulously designed to measure knowledge of the aspirants in terms of their comprehension of English grammar and vocabulary. The aspirants are put to test for their general knowledge and understanding of current affairs. Their aptitude for logical reasoning, data interpretation and quantitative analysis is also evaluated. Candidates who get into the consideration zone for the next stage of admission process are subjected to group discussion and personal interview to assess their overall personality and worthiness to be an IIFT student. Hence, the preferred IIFT student is the one who has the required skill set in the domains detailed above.

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CAT 2019 ANNOUNCED ITS DATE AS NOVEMBER 24, 2019