MICAT 1 December 2019 Expected Cutoff

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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. 

Cheers and All the best to All. 

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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.


Job Profiles after MBA in HR

After bringing to your Profiles offered in Finance, Profiles offered in Marketing, Profiles in Operations/Supply Chain and Profiles offered in IT, after MBA – Today we bring to you Job Profiles after MBA in HR.

Job Profiles after MBA in HR

Human Resource is not just about interacting with people and alleviating their problems. In fact, barring a few disciplines, interaction is not even required on the level which people presume to be. In a typical setup, the HR department constitutes the following disciplines:-

• Talent Acquisition (or Staffing)
• Organizational Talent Development
• Compensation and Benefits
• Industrial (Labor) Relations
• HR Analytics

1. Talent Acquisition (or Staffing)

To begin with Talent Acquisition or Recruitment as we generally perceive it as is the function which gives you the opportunity to interact with people on a regular basis. As a manager in this function you are handed over the charge of taking care of the organization’s staffing requirements (includes both blue and white collars). So apart from the interviews and the campus relations, you have to maintain, evaluate and forecast the requirement of manpower in the company. The job also involves getting in touch with the HRs of different departments and units (if yours is a multi-location organization) to co-ordinate and ensure that the vacancies are filled within the time frame. Maintaining a talent pool (as some of the IT giants are known to do) is also a part of your work.

2.  Organizational Talent Development

Next in the pipeline is Organizational Talent Development which basically articulates the skills, competencies and capabilities of the workforce and tries to enrich the same by encompassing areas like on the job training, job enrichment, job rotation etcetera. The OTD strives to better the non-financial aspects of the employee reward package. Thus be it training to facilitate knowledge enrichment, rotation to give varied exposure or introduction of mentoring programmes to develop a leadership pipeline, OTD ensures that an employee gets every opportunity to grow and progress within the organization.

3. Compensation and Benefits

A Compensation and Benefits manager is entrusted with the vital task of handling the most important motivating factor for the employees. The C&B personnel has to stay abreast with the latest industry standards and keep inculcating the best practices for his company, to whichever extent possible. He has to ensure that the pay structure is employer friendly and helps them to manage their funds (including save on taxes) effectively. The different parameters on which the variable pay and the benefits (company car, medical insurance, LTC etcetera) depends, are also largely decided by this sub-function.

4. Industrial (Labor) Relations

Industrial Relations or IR as it is widely abbreviated, has so many intricacies involved in it that it can form a specialization in its own! An IR manager caters to the blue collared employees and hence they are usually not to be found in IT/ITES companies. The scope of work in IR involves a lot of legal compliances and statutory requirements that need to be met. Consequently it requires the personnel to be completely knowledgeable of all the labour laws and policies at all times. Excellent negotiation skills are also a pre-requisite for an IR manager since wage settlement forms an important accountability of his job. A dereliction of duty by him can lead to disaster for the company (strikes and shut downs)

5. HR Analytics

The last discipline on the list is also the newest on the block. Gone are the days when HR used to be all about theories and intangibles. Today every business needs its departments to talk in numbers and HR is no exception. HR Analytics creates a single view of all relevant workforce and talent data and uses it to arrive at business driving processes and initiatives. So parameters like turnover, optimization or cost of the employees are all presented in a single view to be positively used to impact the business. It’s like establishing a cause and effect relationship between what the HR does and the business outcomes.

With the industry revolutionizing day on day basis, Human Resource Managers have started playing a much bigger role as compared to earlier days. They are involved in all the strategic moves which includes people and the related policy making.


Audited IIM Ahmedabad Placement Report 2019

Audited IIM Ahmedabad Placement Report 2019 has been released. Highest salary offered at IIM Ahmedabad stands at INR 70 lakh per annum and Average Domestic Salary stands at INR 25.83 lakh per annum. Let us have a detailed look at Audited IIM Ahmedabad Placement Report 2019.

Audited IIM Ahmedabad Placement Report 2019

Average Domestic Salary INR 25.83 lpa
Highest Domestic Salary INR 70 lpa
Average International Salary INR 56.8 lpa
Highest International Salary INR 83.5 lpa
No. of PPOs Accepted 131
Students opting out of placements 10
No. of Different Roles offered 184
Students Accepting Offers 388
Students Starting Startups 2
No. of Recruiters 131

Although, IIM Ahmedabad had completed its Final Placement Process 2019 for PGP 2017-19 batch in three days with all the three clusters in placement process getting over February 14, 2019 with 12 cohorts, it is the policy of IIM Ahmedabad to release the placement statistics after IPRS Audit in the month of October. Top Recruiters from multiple domains participated across the 3 clusters in the Final Placements. IIM Ahmedabad placement 2019 progressed leaps and bounds in all the three clusters. The first and second clusters of the IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement 2019 for the PGP 2017-19 batch were held on February 8 and 11, 2019 respectively and the third and final cluster was held on February 14, 2019.

Top Recruiters
About 123 firms participated with 184 different roles in the placement process in 2019. Firms which made the most offers on campus included Accenture, The Boston Consulting Group and PwC. Accenture made the most offers at the end of the final placement process with 23 offers, followed by BCG with 17 and PwC with 14 offers. Among global banks, JP Morgan and HSBC were the largest recruiters, having picked 5 8, 4 students respectively. In the sales and marketing domain, AB InBev extended the maximum 7 offers followed by HUL with 4 offers. With 7 offers, ABG was the largest recruiter in the General Management cohort. Microsoft extended 8 offers, the highest in the Enterprise Tech cohort. In BFSI, FinIQ extended the maximum number of 11 offers.

The Banking, Financial Services 8, Insurance recruiters included firrns like American Express, Bajaj Finserv, FinIQ and HSBC. Sales and marketing roles were offered by regular recruiters like HUL, Nestle, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Wipro Consumer Care among others. The General Management cohort saw participation from Aditya Bids Group, C.K. Bids and Tata Administrative Services among others. The Consurner Services cohort saw participation from firms like Etihad and IndiGo. The Enterprise Tech and Consumer Tech cohorts saw participation from firms like Magicpin, Microsoft and 0Y0 Rooms among others.

IIM Ahmedabad Placement Process
IIM Ahmedabad completed its Final Placement Process 2019 for PGP 2017-19 batch in three clusters and three days. The third and final cluster placement at IIM Ahmedabad had concluded on February 14, 2019 with 12 cohorts. Top Recruiters from multiple domains participated across the 3 clusters in the Final Placements. IIM Ahmedabad placement 2019 progressed leaps and bounds in all the three clusters. The first and second clusters of the IIM Ahmedabad Final Placement 2019 for the PGP 2017-19 batch were held on February 8 and 11, 2019 respectively and the third and final cluster was held on February 14, 2019.

Top Recruiters in cluster three were in the Consumer Tech cohort. They included firms like Microsoft, Ola, Paytm and Uber. Paytm extended the highest number of 10 offers in this cluster (including pre-placement offers). The cluster cohort process in IIM Ahmedabad Placement reinforces the candidate-recruiter fit that the Cluster-Cohort system offers.

Top recruiters in cluster two included the CK Birla Group making the highest number of 10 offers (including pre-placement offers), closely followed by the Aditya Birla Group, Flipkart & Samsung with 9 offers each.

Placement 2019: 3rd Cluster
IIM Ahmedabad conducted Cluster 3 of the Final Placement Process for the PGP Class of 2019 on February 14, 2019. The third cluster comprised 12 cohorts, which included BFSI, Consumer Tech, Core Manufacturing & Infrastructure, Education & Tech, Enterprise Tech, Food & Dairy, Govt. Enterprises, IT Consulting, Pharma & Healthcare, Renewable Energy & GreenTech, Social Enterprises & NGO, and Textiles.

Top Recruiters in General Management & Leadership
The General Management and Leadership cohort comprised recruiters such as the Aditya Birla Group, CK Birla Group, Emaar, Mahindra, Reliance, RPG and Tata Administrative Services

Top Recruiters in Retail B2B
The Retail B2B & B2C cohort consisted of firms like Amazon, Flipkart and Myntra among others.

Having always had a healthy mix of diverse cohorts, a variety of roles were offered to IIM Ahmedabad students during Cluster 2. General Management firms, offering leadership roles in Conglomerates across geographies, closely followed by Consumer Goods firms, extended the highest number of offers (including pre-placement offers). This is a reaffirmation of the quality of the program at IIMA.

PGP-FABM Placement 2019
Alongwith the PGP Placement data, IIM Ahmedabad has released the audited placement report for PGP FABM 2017-19 batch with salary details.

Closely following the PGP Placement 2019, IIM Ahmedabad conducted the Final Placement Process for the PGP–FABM (Post-Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management) for the batch of 2017-19 on February 11, 2019. The Placement 2019 witnessed opportunities in a diverse set of industries within the food, agribusiness and allied sectors.

PGP – FABM 2019 Placement: Highlights

  • Highest Salary Offered: Rs.27,00,000 Per Annum
  • Average Salary for the Batch: Rs.15,90,729 Per Annum
  • Total Eligible Students for Placement: 45
  • Number of students who sought placement: 43
  • Number of recruiters: 27
  • Total Offers extended: 51
  • Top Recruiters: Godrej Agrovet, PI Industries, Jain Irrigation, Pioneering Ventures, Ninjacart, Waycool

Social Sector
One student from the batch opted to work for a nonprofit foundation for a conglomerate. This shows the inclination of students to work in the social and development sector.

IIM-A FABM Placement 2019: Top Recruiters
A total of 27 firms took part in the process from varying sectors like FMCG, Agri Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Supply Chain, Food and Agribusiness PE-VC, Food and Agri Consulting, Agri Cornmodity Trading, e-commerce, and retail.

Total of 51 offers were extended to the students. Firms such as Godrej Agrovet, PI Industries, Jain Irrigation, Pioneering Ventures, Ninjacart and Waycool extencied 3 offers each. The process welcomed first time-recruiters like Ernst and Young (EY), RBL Bank, and Reliance Foundation. Regular recruiters like ADM, Pioneering Ventures, Reckitt Benckiser, Cloudtail, and General Mills reaffirmed their confidence in the Program and Placement process by extending multiple offers.

First Time Recruiters
The batch attracted a diverse pool of recruiters, ranging from MNCs as well as upcoming start-up firms in the agri-business domain like Agrostar, Gramophone and Our Foods.

Roles Offered
The students explored opportunities across multiple roles in Finance, Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain, Operations, Commodity Trading, Project Management, and Consulting. The process, with the continuation of “Dream Appkation”, helped students choose sectors and roles that best fit their career aspirations.


IIM Udaipur Joins FT Master in Management Ranking 2019

In less than ten years from its founding, IIM Udaipur now becomes part of the prestigious Financial Times (FT) Master in Management (MIM) Ranking 2019, recognized globally as one of the key indicators of excellence for a B-school. Until 2018, only three IIMs were part of the FT MIM ranking – IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta. In 2019, IIM Udaipur joins this elite group in 76th position.

The FT ranking assesses a variety of criteria including alumni salary and career progress; value for money; school diversity (female faculty, students and board members); international experience and research; and student internships. After gaining AACSB accreditation in November 2018, IIM Udaipur became eligible to be considered for Financial Times MIM ranking 2019 which includes top B-schools from Europe, Asia and North America.

“IIM Udaipur started its journey with a clear vision in place which included a commitment to thought leadership in high-quality research and to developing managers and entrepreneurs amply prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders. From day one the Institute has meticulously designed programs and processes which have helped us to be in FT MIM ranking today. As an Institute we have always set lofty goals for ourselves and such achievements give us the confidence and motivation to aim higher,” said Pankaj Patel, Chairman of IIM Udaipur.

With the exception of schools that were created by merging existing institutions of long-standing, IIM Udaipur is the youngest management school in the world in both the FT top MIM 100 ranking and the QS MIM ranking. Last year IIMU became the youngest B-school in India to receive the AACSB accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and joined the elite group of 5 percent of the world’s B-schools.

“IIM Udaipur has always approached management education as a journey of transformation. Being in the FT MIM Ranking is a validation of IIM Udaipur’s focus on our long-term vision. Our accomplished faculty, outstanding alumni and talented students have enabled us to make rapid progress on our path of continuous growth and innovation. Our most recent step on this path was the launching of the first-ever one year MBA in digital enterprise management for experienced professionals,” said Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur


IIM Lucknow Summer Placements 2019

IIM Lucknow Summer Placements 2019 have successfully been completed in record time. Median stipend is INR 1.2 lakh per month and Average stipend is INR 1.09 lakh per month.

IIM Lucknow Summer Placements 2019

Average Stipend
Median Stipend
MBA Batch 2019-21
INR 1.09 lakh per month
INR 1.20 lakh per month

Top Recruiters
Some of the top recruiters across different sectors included Accenture Strategy, Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, A.T. Kearney, Avendus Capital, Bain & Co., Citi, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, JP Morgan Chase & Co., McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, Multiples Alternate Asset Management, P&G, TAS, The Boston Consulting Group, Uber, and Udaan.

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First Time Recruiters
First-time recruiters on IIM Lucknow Summer Placements 2019 include Apparel Group, Beam Suntory, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Multiples Alternate Asset Management, Ola, Paragon Partners, Pioneering Ventures among others.

Recruiters Making International Offers
Companies such as Apparel Group, Cipla, Deutsche Bank, Hindustan Unilever and Landmark Group offered international profiles.

Domain wise placement
The top segments based on roles offered were Sales & Marketing (25%), Strategy/Consulting (24%), Finance (17%), e-Commerce (8%), Operations/IT (17%), and General Management (9%).

139 offers in FMCG/Consumer Goods/Telecom/Digital Media Sector
In the FMCG/consumer goods/telecom/digital media sector a total number of 139 offers were made with some of the top firms being AbInBev, Airtel, Apparel Group, Asian Paints, Colgate Palmolive, GSK, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Landmark Group, Marico, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Star TV, and Vodafone.

In addition to the traditional sales & marketing roles, these firms offered roles in supply chain management, IT, corporate finance and analytics with some of them being exclusive roles for IIM Lucknow.

BFSI Sector
BFSI sector saw participation of companies like Avendus Capital, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Multiples Alternate Asset Management that hired for their private equity, front end investment banking, and global markets roles.

In addition to this, the sector saw a total of 68 offers by firms such as American Express, Axis Capital, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Edelweiss, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Multiples Alternate Asset Management, Paragon Partners, Pioneering Ventures, Royal Bank of Scotland among others.

The major roles were in investment research, corporate/wholesale/retail banking, market research, trading and operations.

Consulting and General Management Sector
In the consulting domain a total of 121 offers were made. Accenture Strategy, A.T. Kearney, Auctus Advisors, Bain & Co., Deloitte, MasterCard Advisors, McKinsey & Co. and The Boston Consulting Group were among the top recruiting firms. The General Management domain saw participation from companies such as Aditya Birla Group, Reliance Industries, RPG, RPSG and TAS among others.

IT/e-Commerce/Technology Sector
IT/E-commerce/Technology sectors witnessed firms making placement offers. Some of the companies in this sector were Adobe, Amazon, Byju’s, Capgemini, Cloudtail, Ekart, Flipkart, Google, Media.net, Microsoft, Ola, Samsung, Swiggy, Uber and Wipro.

In addition to roles in IT/Systems, these firms opened roles in category management, sales enablement, business development, supply chain management, product marketing, strategic alliances, program management and analytics.

Prof. Rajesh Aithal, Chairman Students’ Affairs & Placement at IIM Lucknow attributes this achievement to excellent pedagogy, competencies and values students acquire at IIM Lucknow. He said, “With this year’s placements, IIM Lucknow has yet again reinforced its presence among the top Bschools in the country and has proven to be a preferred destination for organizations which select very limited B-schools to recruit.”


IIM Calcutta Ranked 1st in Financial Times Management Rankings 2019

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has secured Rank 17 globally, as part of the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2019 for its 2-Year Masters in Business Administration (earlier Post Graduate Programme in Management). Advancing by 6 ranks this year, the Institute has been ranked 1st in India among the five Indian B-Schools listed in the Rankings. This elevation in ranking is a reflection of the quality of education provided by the Institute, and the final outcome of successful employment among the 2-Year MBA programme’s alumni.

Among the parameters that the ranking was focused on, IIM Calcutta did better than its nearest Indian compatriots on categories which include – today’s salary, weighted salary, salary percentage increase, career progress ranking, involvement of international faculty, inclusion of international board members, percentage of female faculty and student gender diversity ratio.

Commenting on the 2019 Rankings, Professor Prashant Mishra, Dean, New Initiatives and External Relations said, “The FT Ranking for 2019 is a reiteration of the leadership positions that IIM Calcutta holds in the global management education landscape. With the internationalization of our curriculum over the years and some of the best faculty from across the world, our offerings are curated to address the needs of the dynamic business environment. As a result, we’ve been able to create a pool of ethical and responsible leaders across domains. The rankings will help us network more closely with the top B-schools across the globe.”

The other parameters that are considered for the rankings are value for money ranking, aims achieved by alumni on taking the course, career services ranking, employability among students within three months of completing the course, involvement of women in the Institute’s board, international student in-take, international mobility ranking, international course experience ranking, faculty with doctorates, languages, course fee (local currency), course length (months), number of students enrolled 2018-19 and company internships.

About IIM Calcutta:

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities. The vision of the Institute is to emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has developed into one of Asia’s finest Business Schools. Its strong ties to the business community make it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India to its faculty and the best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs. The residential experience is the foundation of the IIM Calcutta culture, which promotes teamwork and the building of lifelong relationships. Students and partners live on or near campus, making social events and shared activities a way of life. Through a core curriculum which stresses general management skills and advanced elective and seminar courses, IIM Calcutta students have access to a preeminent faculty of thought leaders. To its students, IIM Calcutta offers intellectual depth, abundant resources, and individual attention. To our alumni, we provide a lifelong connection to excellence. To the world, we have a commitment to developing ethical and responsible leaders.

IIM Calcutta’s Accreditations and Rankings

IIM Calcutta is the only Management Institute in India with triple accreditations by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS, the three major international accreditation bodies for Business Schools. It is also the only Indian school to be part of the prestigious CEMS Alliance comprising 30 top Business Schools from around the world. This alliance is in addition to our existing partnerships with leading Universities, B-schools and renowned institutions such as Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University; Ivey Business School; Asian Institute of Management; etc. (A list of our academic partners across the globe can be found HERE. An internationally recognized Business school, IIMC stood at rank no. 23 globally and 3rdin Asia in the Financial Times’ Master in Management rankings 2016.IIMC was the top ranked B-school in Career parameter worldwide, in this list.