SP Jain School of Global Management ranked 7th in Asia Pacific for Executive MBA program

SP Jain School of Global Management has announced that its Executive MBA program has been ranked 7th in Asia Pacific and 81st globally, jumping six places from last year, by Ivy Exec (USA) EMBA Rankings. Notably, Ivy Exec is a career guidance program for the ‘world’s most successful professionals.’ The Ivy Exec (USA) EMBA rankings give ratings to each program on various parameters like Student Statistics, Return on Investment on the program, Classroom experience, Career advancement and work-life balance. Every premier institute in the world has been ranked on the basis of these parameters. Notably, SP Jain School of Global Management was also ranked #2 for ‘work-life balance’, #8 for ‘career advancement’ and #9 for ‘curriculum.’

SP Jain School of Global Management earns accolades on global level

With the latest ranking by Ivy Exec (USA), SP Jain School of Global Management has added another feather to its hat and cemented its reputation as a world-class provider of global management education. The prestigious ranking further establishes SP Jain’s strong connect with industry, research and application-based curriculum and emphasis on disruptive business model innovation. The students of EMBA program come with an average of 10+ years’ work experience in the classroom in addition to the shared experience of rewards, recognition and career progression.

Delighted at the achievement, Nitish Jain, President and Director, SP Jain School Global Management said, “It is a matter of great pride to be ranked amongst Top 10 EMBA programs in Asia Pacific. At SP Jain, it is our constant endeavour to reinvent, re-imagine and innovate to keep up with the changing times. Emerging technologies are transforming businesses every day at a fast pace. Thus, we are witnessing a trend of continuous learning amongst working professionals to up-skill themselves which has also resulted in increasing the popularity for our executive programs to upgrade themselves and inculcate critical problem-solving skills.”

Dr. Gary Stockport, Dean, SP Jain School of Global Management – EMBA program and Professor of Strategy shares, “Our EMBA has been constantly ranked amongst the best executive MBA courses across the globe. This is a testimony of our academic excellence and efforts towards becoming a world-class management institute which grooms global business leaders.”

The 18-month part-time program offered by SP Jain School of Global Management is designed to enable working professionals discover their style of leadership, seize challenging opportunities, develop a decision-making track record and boost their career in the company of like-minded individuals and faculty drawn from around the world. The program puts a big emphasis upon project-based learning as well as the development of soft skills through a unique Executive Career Acceleration Program (ECAP), which includes Corporate Interface sessions as well as the SP Jain Toastmasters Club. Interestingly, the remarkable world-class faculty who teach on the program come from 29 nationalities.

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About the Ivy Exec MBA

The Ivy Exec MBA rankings are derived from an EMBA perception survey which is conducted annually by Ivy Exec within their community of 1 million+, comprising Directors/VPs, C-level executives, and business leaders who value education as the shortest path to career advancement. The average composition of the class is 20%, 55% and 25% from Junior, Middle and Senior Management respectively. The maximum professionals opting for this program are from BFSI, Healthcare, ITES, Consulting, Manufacturing Real Estate, Shipping & Logistics, Media and Pharmaceuticals.

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SP Jain School of Global Management – Pioneer in global business education

SP Jain School of Global Management

SP Jain School of Global Management is an Australian futuristic business school which provides relevant and practical global business education and boasts of campuses in the leading business hubs of Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney. The school offers courses in management and is known for pioneering and offering the world’s first tri-city undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Its flagship Global MBA programme is ranked and recognized by reputed international publications such as Forbes, Times Higher Education-Wall Street Journal, Nielsen, Global Brands, Financial Times and The Economist. SP Jain also offers a suite of undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and professional technology programs.

SP Jain alumni are globally intelligent and culturally agile, and are empowered to take on the world with their strong skill set, confidence and excellent decision-making which enables them to take on the global challenges hurled by the 21st century. SP Jain School of Global Management offers a great learning environment and focuses on all-round development in the company of bright and experienced professionals. The Executive MBA programme is compact and vigorous and there are both industry interactions and mid-term projects which are extremely enriching and help open up learning opportunities for their students.

The programme also helps in equipping students with a strategic way of thinking to help bridge the gap between customer expectations and organizations. More information on SP Jain is available online at www.spjain.org


IIM Rohtak Summer Placements: Batch of 2018-20

IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019: IIM Rohtak has completed its summer placements for the PGDM Batch 2018-20 and has recorded 100% placements for the current placement season. The batch comprised of 241 students receiving offers from 72 companies. Sales and Marketing dominated with the highest number of offers made from this domain. Highest stipend offered was Rs. 4 lakhs while the average stipend rose to Rs. 65,000 respectively.

IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019: Key highlights

  • PGDM Batch size: 241 students
  • Gender diversity ratio: 1:1
  • Participating companies: 72
  • Highest Stipend: Rs. 4 lakhs
  • Stipend received by top 10% of the batch: Rs. 1.62 lakhs
  • Stipend received by top 25% of the batch: Rs. 1.09 lakhs
  • Stipend offered to top 50% of the batch: Rs. 95, 000
  • Average stipend: Rs. 65,000.
  • 35% hike recorded in average packages. 
  • Sales and Marketing continued its trend of being the most preferred functional area with the highest number of offers.
  • Top recruiters include Arcesium, IVP, Dabur, TATA Steel, ICICI among others.
  • 25% hike in new prominent recruiters including Axis Securities, CDE Asia, Denave, GroupM, Microland, Edelweiss among others.

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IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019:  Placement Statistics

Domain Percentage of offers made
Sales and Marketing 55%
Human Resources 30%
General Management 17%
IT Analytics and Consulting 11%
Finance 7%
Strategy and Operations 5%

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IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019: Industry Summary

Domain Stipend bagged
Research 1.5%
Infrastructure 1.5%
Healthcare 4.3%
FMCG 4.3%
Manufacturing 7.2%
E-commerce 8.7%
Consulting 10.1%
Education 10.1%
IT 18.8%
BFSI 21.7%
Others 11.8%

IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019:  Months of Experience

Years of experience Percentage
Freshers 42%
0-12 9%
13-24 17%
25-36 22%
36+ 10%

IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019: Domain-wise glance

Sales and Marketing

It continued to be the most preferred choice for both students and recruiters alike and accounted for a total of 55% of total internship offers. It also offered diverse roles spanning across various sectors like Marketing Research, B2B/B2C Marketing Sales, Brand Strategy and Franchising and Advertising. Prominent recruiters in Sales and Marketing included Dabur, TATA Steel, YES Bank, Sanofi Genzyme, HPCL, BPCL, MullenLoweLintas, JK Papers, VLCC and Thomson Reuters. Microland was the highlight of this season which chose interns for multiple roles. Several renowned companies like GroupM, Berger Paints, Halma India and Brillio visited for the first time and offered niche profiles.

IT/Analytics and Consulting

This domain contributed to overall 11% of the total job offers and continued its tradition of hiring aggressively during IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019. Prominent recruiters like Cognizant, Capgemini and Vipany offered profiles across IT Leadership, Business Development, Business Analyst, Risk Advisory and so on.

General Management

There was a significant increase witnessed in the number of offers from this vertical this year. IIM Rohtak, Batch of 2018-20 saw a number of top recruiters like Muthoot Fincorp, ICICI Bank, Indiamart and Denave offering nearly 15% of the total offers from this domain. The role provided students with ample opportunity to understand work across different cross-functional roles and enhance their skills which would aid them to be better managers.


The financial sector saw ample representation of nearly 7% at  IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019 with renowned companies like Arcesium, Indus Valley Partners, Thomson Reuters, Edelweiss, SIDBI among others. Coveted profiles offered to students included roles of a Financial Analyst, Credit Business Role, Invest Management, Asset Management and Wealth Management.

Operations and Strategy

This domain occupied a bright spot at IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019, with some of the top-notch offers given to students from the logistics and manufacturing firms. OfBusiness, Diviniti, Safeexpress, Lowe Lintas and many more recruiters participated in the placement process.

Human Resources

In contrast to the previous years’ placement trends, there was a 10% increase witnessed in the number of HR roles offered to the students for summer internships. Top firms like Google, Axis Securities, Essel Group, Fujitsu Consulting, Halma India, HPCL and Ashiana Housing offered roles in this domain and were particularly impressed to see the batch diversity at  IIM Rohtak Summer Placements 2019.

IIM Rohtak, Batch of 2018-20 was unique in many ways. It had a 50:50 ratio of gender diversity and boasted of best academic diversity with 31% students being from the non-engineering background. The institute also saw a 61% increase in the highest stipend offered to its student and a rich mixed-bag of top recruiting firms.

About Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak

Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak (IIM Rohtak or IIM R) is a public business school located in Rohtak, Haryana. It is the eighth IIM and the first IIM in North India and the only IIM in the National Capital Region (NCR) till date.

IIM Rohtak has entered its decennial year since its inception, a year in its new and sprawling campus and is working day and night to give out the best change makers and industry-ready students. The institute, its leadership, faculty, administration and student body look forward to strengthening its relations with the recruiters and industry stalwarts.


CAT Success Story of a non-engineer to IIM Lucknow!

Strategy to crack CAT for a non-engineer: Hi fellow aspirants. I am Ankita Bajpai, an Economics graduate from the University of Delhi. Today, let me traverse you through my spiralling yet enthralling journey of reaching IIM Lucknow which comprised of blood, sweat, and tears, alongside sacrificing my social life and even the social media! However, there is no mountain which is impossible to climb and my story proves just that. When Maanjhi, the ‘Mountain Man,’ can hammer through a hill for a staggering 22 years of his life to carve out a path he can call his own, cracking the CAT exam sounds like a relatively smaller feat, doesn’t it? Online CAT Coaching or no coaching, you can still ace this exam. Find out how you can do the same.

Not to undermine the importance of a solid preparation strategy and diligence required to crack the CAT exam with a decent percentile, the exam, still, is not the monster as it is made out to be! Now, without further ado, let us embark upon my journey so you can see for yourself how I have managed to conquer a dangerous territory and so can you! Through this article, we bring to you the perfect strategy to crack CAT for a non-engineer. 

First things first, let us start from my personal academic profile:

  1. Female
  2. Non-engineer
  3. Fresher
  4. Took a gap of two years to crack CAT
  5. General Category

My past academic records were 72.3/77.8/67.2, nothing fancy and no extracurriculars to boast of as well! New to Delhi as I was, I had spent the three years of my graduation exploring the street food of Delhi, quite literally, and had no idea what to do with my life after college till the CAT bug bit me. Post college, while I was packing my bags to head back to my hometown, I wondered what would I tell my parents and friends back at home when they ask me, ‘What next?’ Since some of my friends were talking about going for an MBA, I thought I should do the same. Little did I know that this would go on to become a test for myself and acing it would become my dream.

At home, I decided to give the CAT exam a decent shot since it was my only option and dedicated the next 4-5 months of my life to this exam. However, the Mock Tests taken by me said otherwise. Despite finishing the syllabus, I was consistently scoring poorly in both Maths and Verbal, besides struggling with speed and time management. You, however, don’t have to go through the same. You can resort to an Online CAT Verbal course and Online CAT Quant course, if the going gets rough for you. 

My main challenges in the Math and Verbal section were:

  • Problem-solving’
  • The lengthy questions in the Quant section me puzzled me to no end.
  • Took too much time for calculations.
  • Concept building was on the weaker side
  • Avoided inferential, philosophical, literary, medical or biological passages in the Verbal section.
  • Sentence correction puzzled me since I was not too thorough with the grammar portion.
  • Made mistakes in Para jumbles and deductive logic questions as well.

Quite predictably, the results from my first attempt at the CAT exam were as follows:

68%ile in CAT, 48%ile in XAT and similar scores in other exams as well.

This obviously did not go down too well with me. I gradually started getting depressed since l wasn’t reaching anywhere despite putting my best foot forward. I had deactivated all my social media accounts, cut off from all my friends and even broke up with my boyfriend since a lot was at stake for me and I had nothing to go back to, no plan B if my plan of cracking the CAT exam failed.

Therefore, I implemented a new strategy, identified my areas of strength and weaknesses, and instead of working hard, worked smart this time.

My strategy for cracking the Quant section, which is generally considered to be the most difficult section of the exam, was simple and systematic, which I will share with you all.

  • Building your basics strong is the first step of acing the Quant section like a pro.
  • Meticulous preparation would both help you solve mathematical problems smoothly. The more topics you cover, the more proficient you will be.
  • Concentrate more on areas you are weak at.
  • Master QA shortcuts and half the battle is won.
  • Focus on concepts and not simply problem-solving, so you can learn to predict questions well. Methods based on lateral reasoning, generalized formulae, and simplification of the question will also enable you in getting a better score.
  • Learn the formulas well.
  • Practice and more practice!
  • Remember to use memory techniques, understand the formulae, use different methods to learn the formula, create tables and charts for your understanding.
  • Proper time management and avoiding guesswork.
  • Revise, revise and revise and take as many Mocks as possible.

Similarly, my strategy for CAT Verbal section was also a basic one which however can be a standard strategy to benefit all.

  • Practicing from the right preparation material. Investing time in too many, frivolous books and notes fetch nothing. Arun Sharma, Wren and Martin and Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis will help enhance your vocabulary, grammar and reading speed.
  • As an MBA aspirant, you must devote one hour every day to reading.
  • Devote a decent amount of time to Parajumbles/Odd sentences since they have been part of your Question paper for the past 20 years. Critical Reasoning also demand adequate time and effort.
  • In Reading Comprehension, focus on accuracy. Speed is important yet optional, but accuracy is indispensable. Do not strive for speed at the cost of accuracy. Speed can be gradually developed through practice, so you should try to strike the optimum balance.
  • Learn from and analyze your Mocks. Every failed or successful Mock Test will teach you something, so take your lessons from them and march forth.

The aforementioned strategy paired with relentless practice proved to be fruitful and the results that came out in my second attempt of the CAT exam were as follows:

96.78 %ile in CAT, 50.66 marks in IIFT, 93.28 %ile in XAT(Failed to clear Quant cut-off)

Calls from IIFT, IMT-Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, IIM Lucknow.

Again, there were further hurdles for me in the form of GD-PI. I thought of settling for any other college besides IIM Lucknow, because it seemed too good to be true and I was relieved to even make the cut somewhere, anywhere. I was too nervous in the GD-PI and so could not convert IIFT. IMT Ghaziabad was offering a DCP (Dual-country programme) which I was not too keen on since it involved moving abroad and somehow could not convert IMI Delhi as well, which left me shattered. Since I had nothing more to lose and still had IIM Lucknow shortlist in hand, I decided to give it one last shot and went prepared for the GD-PI and did not let myself be nervous and jittery this time, lest it ruins the only offer that I had in hand.

During the PI, I gave satisfactory answers to most academically-oriented questions and on current affairs as well. Still, I did not have high hopes but had a hunch that I just might make it and I did! I realized why some things don’t work out in your best interests and why you need to be rejected from certain places so as to be redirected to better ones.

Today, I am a proud IIM Lucknow alumni. This strategy to crack CAT for a non-engineer helped boost my performance exponentially!

Now, before we wrap up, I would like to give you the magic formula to cracking CAT with flying colors:

The magical word to crack the CAT exam is ‘Mocks.’ Try solving Quant Books as many times as possible, but unless you take close to 30-40 Mocks, you would have no clue as to how you will perform in the actual exam. Roughly calculating, coaching combined with self-study is mandatory, yet Mocks are the ones which determine your performance in the actual exam. The test is not gauging how much you know, rather how much you do and can display in 3 hours. If you are a CAT 2019 aspirant, start writing Mocks July onwards and increase the number from October. We hope all the average non-engineers would benefit from this strategy to crack CAT for a non-engineer.


MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions

MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions: MAHCET 2019 Exam was successfully conducted on 9th and 10th March respectively. MAHCET 2019 Results were declared recently on March 31, 2019. The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAHCET) is held annually for admissions to full-time Post Graduate Degree Courses in Management (MBA/MMS) in various participating institutes in Maharashtra.

Now, students would be up to follow the dates for MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions. Notably, competition witnessed for MBA Admissions was on a higher side this year through DTE CAP, as there were nearly 102851 candidates who appeared in MAHCET 2019 exam as compared to 98606 last year.

The MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions in JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA and other reputed 300+ MBA colleges of  Maharashtra will be announced by DTE Maharashtra around May 15, 2019 on the official MAH MBA CET 2019 website.

MAHCET 2019 Analysis

DTE CAP 2019 Process for MBA Admissions in Maharashtra B-schools

MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions

Just like there is a CAP (Centralized Admission Process) for MBA Admissions in the New and Baby IIMs, similarly, there is one conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra offering MBA admissions.

The DTE CAP 2019 will commence in the last week of May 2019 and candidates seeking admission in MBA/MMS 2019-21 courses in Maharashtra MBA colleges will need to register and apply for the same through a Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2019 by making a payment of prescribed application and participation fee.

The highest score awarded in MAHCET 2019 was 164, leading to 99.99 percentile which is lower compared to last year. Please note that in MAHCET 2019, no candidate was able to score 100 percentile. The cutoffs in DTE CAP 2019 are expected to remain low as compared to last year.

Eligibility for MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions

  • Admissions to MBA/MMS through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2019 conducted by DTE Maharashtra are open for Maharashtra domicile as well as for outside Maharashtra State (All India) candidates.
  • The candidates securing non-zero positive marks/score in MAHCET 2019 or GMAT/CAT/CMAT will be eligible to get admission to MBA/MMS/PGDBM/PGDM course in the State of Maharashtra through CAP round.
  • The candidates must duly register themselves for MAHCET CAP 2019 by paying a required fee to DTE Maharashtra online if not already registered to be eligible to participate in CAP 2019.

MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions: Registration and Application Fee

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra has notified: “Candidates who have registered for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2018 are not required to pay any fees for registration for admission. However other candidates who have obtained score which is valid for admission in academic year 2019-20 in CAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA and have not registered for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2019 are required to pay fees as given below only by Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking etc. through Online mode. Fees paid is nonrefundable. (No other mode of payment shall be permitted.)”

Application Fee for General (Open) and Reserved Category Candidates

  • The Registration Fee for CAP 2019 for open Maharashtra State category or Outside Maharashtra State category candidates is Rs 1000/- and for reserved Maharashtra State category is Rs.800/-
  • If you had registered earlier for MAHCET 2019 and paid the fee, but did not appear for the same, you can log in as an already registered candidate. However, if you are registering new, please go through the new registration login.
  • Those who did not register or did not appear in MAHCET 2019 but appeared in CMAT/CAT/ATMA/MAT/XAT or GMAT can apply online as a new candidate to participate in CAP 2019 and seek admission in MBA/MMS programme offered by Maharashtra B-schools.

MAHCET 2019 Important Dates

Event Date
Start of MAH MBA/MMS CET Application Process January 10, 2019

Deadline to apply MAH CET 2019 (extended)

February 18, 2019 (Closed)

Application Fee Payment

January 10 – February 18, 2019 (Closed)

Last date to Editing Application

February 18, 2019 (Closed)

Last date to Print Application

March 2, 2019

Admit Card Release

March 1, 2019, onwards

MAH CET 2019 Exam

March 9 to March 10, 2019

Declaration of MAHCET 2019 MBA/MMS Result

March 31, 2019

Online Registration for MAH CET 2019 Counselling (CAP)

June 2019

MAHCET 2019 MBA/MMS Provisional Merit List

June 2019

MAHCET 2019 MBA/MMS Final Merit List

June 2019

MAHCET DTE CAP 2019: Step-by-step Registration Guide

  • Step-1: Candidate Registration for MAHCET 2019, which begins in May 2019.
  • Step-2: Filling up of online MAHCET 2019 Application Form by the candidate for participation in the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) 2019.
  • Step-3: Confirmation of MAHCET 2019 Online Application Form and Document Verification and counselling along with brief GD, PI at Facilitation Centre (FC) by the candidate in person in June 2019 first week.
  • Step-4: Display or publishing of provisional merit lists, submission of grievances, if any, and display or publishing of final merit lists.
  • Step-5: Display of available category-wise seats (Seat Matrix) for CAP Rounds I, II and III.
  • Step-6: Filling up and confirmation of online option form having preferences of courses and institutions before MAHCET 2019 CAP Round I. Candidates may fill in choices of institutes and courses in decreasing order of their preference as specified by the competent authority. The options form once confirmed shall be considered for allotment in MAHCET 2019 CAP Round I, II, and III.
  • Step-7: Display of provisional allotment of MAHCET 2019 CAP Round I, II, and III indicating allotted institute and course. This allotment of seats will be based on your scores in MAHCET, CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA exams, academics & other parameters leading to Merit Score in CAP Round.
  • Step-8: Reporting and accepting the offered seat as per the allotment of the MAHCET DTE-CAP 2019 Round I, II, and III by the candidate at Admission Reporting Centre (ARC)
  • Step-9: DTE will set up around 190 FCs in different MBA colleges of Maharashtra to appear for DTE CAP 2019 for admission to MBA/MMS 2019-21
  • Step-10: Surrendering the seat to participate in the next CAP round to get a better MBA college.

MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions for Non-CAP candidates

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra has commenced MAHCET 2019 Registrations for Non-CAP candidates for MBA/MMS Admissions in MBA colleges in Maharashtra.

MAHCET 2019 Cutoff for different participating institutes

For MAHCET DTE CAP 2019 for MBA/MMS Admissions, the DTE generally releases MAHCET 2019 Cutoff post the announcement of the MAHCET 2019 Result. It will naturally be formulated on the basis of MAHCET 2019 Cutoff, through which students would be invited to counselling rounds. The MAHCET 2019 Cutoff refers to the minimum marks or percentile which candidates need to secure in order to qualify for further counselling rounds.


Cutoff percentile

Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai


Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai


K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai


N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai


University of Pune – DMS (PUMBA), Pune


MET’s Institute of Management, Mumbai


S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai


Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai


MAHCET 2019 Result


XIMB Summer Internship Placement 2019

XIMB Summer Internship Placements 2019: The Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, concluded its Summer Internship Placement Process for the MBA-BM batch of 2018-2020. The batch saw 364 students being successfully placed. Highest Stipend rose to Rs. 3.2 lakhs, Median Stipend offered was Rs. 60,000 and the Average Stipend recorded was Rs. 71,000 respectively, which is 17% higher than the previous years.’ 

The Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB), identifies as a quality university providing quality education to students from across the globe. The Xavier University came into being with the Government of Odisha passing the Xavier University Act in 2013. Notably, XUB inherits the legacy of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), a premier management institute of the country.

Flagship programme, MBA-Business Management (BM) offered by XIMB is designed to prepare professionals for careers in management in the corporate sector. BM offers specialisation in Finance, Marketing, Systems and Analytics, Operations, Strategic and General Management.

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XIMB Summer Internship Placements 2019: Key highlights

  • MBA-BM Batch 2018-2020: 364 students
  • Number of participating companies: 91
  • Average Stipend for the top quartile: Rs. 1.5 lakhs
  • Internship ratio came around to 21% in Manufacturing, 16% in FMCG and 18% in IT/ITES/Analytics, 19% in Consulting, 19% in BFSI and the remaining 7% was for other different sectors.
  • Diverse batch of students witnessed, with 49% students having previous work experience in the IT/ITES, 8% in Consulting, 12% in Analytics, 19% in Manufacturing and 4% in BFSI.
  • Average work experience of these students comprised of 18.9 months and contained 82% students with graduation in B.E./B.Tech., 3% in B.A., 7% in B.Com.
  • Gender ratio of the MBA-BM Batch 2018-2020: 32% females and 68% males.
  • Sector-wise student placement saw 7% of the batch placed in Operations, 19% in IT/ITES/Analytics, 12% in BFSI, 40% in FMCG, 11% in Consulting and 10% in miscellaneous sectors.

XIMB Summer Internship Placements 2019: Stream-wise placement

XIMB, continuing its spectacular legacy of offering fantastic placements across all its sectors. Students managed to perform at par despite the ever-increasing competition between students, garnering roles from numerous premier organizations and continuing to build on the trust that corporate India bestows on XIMB.

The Marketing domain was the most preferred profile for most students, with Consulting and Finance close on heels.

Domain Offers
Marketing/FMCG 38%
Finance 19%
Consulting 22%
Operations 9%
Systems 12%

XIMB Summer Internship Placements 2019: Average work-experience of MBA-BM Batch 2018-20

The Average Work-experience of MBA-BM Batch of 2018-20 was around 19 months. Notably, there were students amassing heavy prior work-experience, even above 36 months and 48 months respectively.

Work Experience Percentage
Fresher 31%
Less than 12 months 10%
12 to 24 months 17%
24 to 36 months 25%
36- 48 months 13%
48 months and more 4%

XIMB Summer Internship Placements 2019: Sector-wise work experience of Batch 2018-20

Domain Offers
Manufacturing 21%
IT/ITES/Analytics 18%
BFSI 19%
FMCG 16%
Consulting 19%
Others 7%

XIMB Summer Internship Placements 2019: Top Recruiters

Top recruiters included Deloitte, Mi, Boeing, RBS, Bharat Petroleum, Capgemini, ICICI, HSBC, TATA Steel, Boston Scientific, CRISIL, Siemens, Dalmia, Donear, Loreal, Wildcraft, Fujitsu, Nestle, Titan, Hero, Danfoss, PwC, Asian Paints, Lenskart, BD, Cognizant, Brillio, Diageo, United Health Group, Reliance Brands, Emami, Tiger Analytics, Reckitt Benckiser, Ultratech Cement.

About the Xaviers Institute of Management (XIMB)

XIMB, a 30 years old business school of global repute is the Flagship School of Xavier University. Offering MBA in Business Management, Global Management and Executive programs, XIMB strives to be a premier institute globally recognized for management education, training, research, and consulting that helps build a just and humane society. The Institute today has become widely recognized for its excellence in imparting management education. It is counted among the leading management institutions in the country.

About Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB)

  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014.
  • XUB is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution imparting professional and technical education.
  • XUB has 9 Schools that offer world-class education in different fields. XIMB offers an MBA in Business Management, Global Management and Executive programs.
  • Xavier School of Human Resource Management offers the MBA-HRM program.
  • MBA-RM is offered by the Xavier School of Rural Management, MBF- Master of Business Finance by Xavier School of Commerce, MBA-SM by Xavier School of Sustainability and MBA-UMG by Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance. The Xavier School of Sustainability, Xavier School of Commerce, Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance, Xavier School of Economics, Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Xavier School of Communications offer different postgraduate and undergraduate programs.

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How B-schools are offering exponential career growth to students

B-schools: Admissions in MBA programmes are visibly rampant these days due lucrative salaries in top companies being offered to the MBA graduates, especially in the IIMs and other reputed business schools. These days, the CAT exam is taken not only by fresh graduates but people with solid work experience as well, since a B-school can help boost one’s career in myriad ways and also because there is no age to learning. Go through this article to know the top 10 ways in which B-schools can help boost your career.

Why B-schools and not any other degree to boost your career?

The world is corporate is extremely dynamic in nature and one is bound to have several unique challenges hurled their way, be it in terms of strategy, entire business operations, or the way one manages people with different expectations and aspirations. While on-the-job learning is considered to be the best way for a person to evolve in terms of learning and even personally, it is crucial that one has their skill set intact and updated owing to the growing industry demand.

In today’s dynamic times, technology has undoubtedly enabled learning and broken barriers. Consequently, it is heartening to see professionals taking on more and breaking conventional ceilings of typical careers and venturing out into the unknown.

Intellectual development cannot be underestimated as it is the key to unlock and tap into one’s potential and a B-school helps provide just that! Therefore, B-school provides an all-round development to its candidates which is the perfect recipe for success at every stage of one’s career.

B-schools not only emphasize on standard business skills, like Accounting, HR, Finance, Operations and Marketing, they also emphasize on key skills like critical thinking, strategic, negotiation and analytical skills. Meanwhile, it helps empower the learner’s capability to envisage a broad framework of a dynamic business environment. This type of education can help give people a certain type degree-holders a certain edge for managerial promotions.

Top 10 Takeaways from a B-school education

  • B-schools help individuals gain a different perspective for any specific challenge they may face. Amid demanding schedules and uncompromising deadlines, one gets to be familiar with their strengths and weaknesses and how far they can push themselves besides managing compelling priorities within pre-defined deadlines. B-schools re-define the way students think by re-establishing the basics and fundamentals and very often, developing their ability to think out of the box.
  • B-schools are an important arena for multi-discipline and multi-field interactions alongside dealing with different sets of people. Mixing with people is always good as they bring fresh ideas to any challenge, led by their experience across the industry. This way one gains valuable guidance and insights on how to handle a particular situation.
  • B-schools help candidates gain a fabulous network, as networking is very important in today’s day and age. The B-schools also help provide learners with avenues for effective networking, in turn enabling them to excel in their respective careers and organizations.
  • B-school education from a reputed school enables one to make a career shift and develop a perspective and outlook which help people raise their personal and professional level of growth as well. In several cases, a business degree is often mandatory for salary increments.
  • Through case studies and classroom work, one ends up amalgamating different unfamiliar topics and thinking from different vantage points so as to deliver relevant solutions to their problems. Notably, this is an exact simulation of our work-life in the present era, with ever-changing business dynamics and market conditions. This helps stimulate those areas of one’s brain which were developed more around basics. Notably, this is an important attribute at any stage of career, regardless of if you are a manager or a CXO.
  • Overall, a B-school education helps in fine-tuning a person’s management skills, functional excellence, leadership qualities and confidence level.
  • B-schools and an MBA degree help make a mid-career change, as well as most B-schools, offer both a full-time MBA and an Executive MBA as well, for people seeking a mid-career change. It also provides them with the required qualification as well as a springboard to launch their career in a managerial role. This way, a software engineer wanting to shift to a corporate role in Finance, a government employee who wants to take up an HR role or an executive assistant who wants to move to a better role by getting an MBA in General Management can do so.

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Is pursuing an MBA at a later stage in life wrong choice? Is MBA age agnostic?

This one is a much-debated question which has many different answers depending on who you ask this question.

A general answer for the same is that there is no expiry date to learning and progressing in life. Getting an MBA is achievable at any age, any life-stage, and only requires the will, motivation, and commitment.

With such qualities as attributed to a B-school and an MBA degree, one can seek this external intervention to rediscover themselves and either accelerate or change the course of their career.

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MAH CET Result 2019

MAH CET Result 2019: MAH CET 2019 Exam took place on March 9 and 10, 2019. The Directorate of Technical Education, popular as DTE, Maharashtra declared the MAH CET Result 2019 today. MAH CET Result 2019 is available in an online mode only and examinees can check the result on the official website.

MAH CET 2019 Scores will be announced in the form of All India Rank (AIR), and the Marksheet will carry the total Score and overall Percentile of the candidate. 

CareerAnna, in this article, brings forth all details pertaining to MAH CET Result 2019 including relevant dates, result download procedure, list of toppers and their scores, MAH CET 2019 Cutoff, etc.

Click here to know more about MBA Colleges accepting MAH CET 2019 Scores.

About the MAH CET 2019 Exam

MAH CET Result 2019

MAH CET 2019 Exam took place on March 9 and 10, 2019. The computer-based objective type MAH CET 2019 Exam comprised of 200 questions in total to be solved in 150 minutes. The MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern remained the same as that of last year. The exam was marked with a lengthy and difficult Logical Reasoning but moderate Abstract Reasoning. Quantitative Aptitude remained moderate, but Verbal Ability was found moderate to difficult. The overall exam difficulty level was moderate and similar to that of MAH CET 2018.

MAH CET 2019 Exam Pattern

Topic No. of Questions Maximum Marks Marks per Question
Logical Reasoning (LR) 75 75 1
Abstract Reasoning (AR) 25 25 1
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 50 50 1
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 50 50 1

How to check the MAH CET Result 2019?

After DTE Maharashtra announces the MAHCET Result 2019, applicants can follow the steps given below to view their MAH CET Result 2019:

  • Visit the official website (dtemaharashtra.gov.in)
  • Click on the MAHCET Result 2O019 link
  • MAH CET Result 2019 will be displayed on the screen in the form of PDF.
  • Candidates can check their Rank, Score and Percentile in the PDF.
  • Download the PDF Result of MAH CET 2019.
  • Print copies for future reference.

MAHCET Results 2019: Details 

The PDF of your result will have the following details:

  • Name of Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • All India Rank (Using serial number)
  • Overall percentile
  • Total score of the candidate

How is MAH CET Result 2019 computed?

DTE Maharashtra will use the methods give below to calculate the MAH CET 2019 Results-

  • Every correct answer will carry 1 mark and there is no negative marking scheme in MAH CET  exam.
  • The correct number of questions answered by the test takers in the examination.
  • The corrected scores obtained by candidates are made equivalent with the minor differences in the difficulty level of each of the examination held across different sessions to arrive at an equated score.
  • Scores obtained by candidates in the exam are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.
  • The total score is prepared considering decimal points up to two digits.

Click here to know MAH CET 2019 Cutoff!

What to do after the declaration of MAH CET Result 2019?

Post declaring the MAH CET Result 2019, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the MAH CET 2019 Cutoff score; thereafter, they would be called for the counselling process or the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) which will be held in the month of May 2019, to avail the final admissions to the different MAH CET participating institutions 2019.

MAH CET 2019: MBA Admissions 2019

Activity details
Key dates
MAH CET 2019 Result Out
March 31, 2019
Result with merit list and Scores. Score card download starts on March 31 from DTE website
DTE CAP 2019 Notification
May 15, 2019
On DTE Maharashtra Website
CAP 2019 Registration starts
May 18, 2019
Fill up form online at DTE website with application fee
Last date for CAP 2019 Registration
June 2, 2019
Online at DTE Website
CAP document verification starts at FC
May 18, 2019
180+ Facilitation Centres across Maharashtra
Last date for CAP document verification ends at FC
June 2, 2019
Better to do it before last date
Display of Provisional Merit List for Admission
June 5, 2019
On website, at FCs
Last date to submit grievances at FCs
June 6 & 7, 2019
Submit by 5 PM, if any
Display of the final Merit list of candidates
June 11, 2019
Seat Allocation is done as per merit score. Separate merit list for Maharashtra and All India category candidates
Reporting for Admission
At ARC immediately after seat allotment
Candidates should report and confirm admission at Admission Reporting Centre (ARC) else admission will stand cancelled

Expected MAH CET Cutoff 2019 for MBA Admissions 2019

MAH CET Cutoff 2019 will be announced in two months (May-June) after the MAH CET 2019 Results. Given below are the expected MAH CET Cutoffs 2019 of 15 popular Maharashtra MBA institutes for reference. These cutoff percentiles are in the form of range of cutoff scores which includes both the Maharashtra/Minorities and All India categories.

Name of College Cutoff Percentiles 
JBIMS, Mumbai 96-98
SIMSREE, Mumbai 93-95
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research 90-93
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research 88-90
Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune 88-92
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai 87-91
N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 86-90
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai 84-90
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai 82-90
Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management & Research (DYPIMR), Pimpri, Pune 85-90
XIMR, Mumbai 80-87
ASM Pune: ASM Group of Institutes 80-85
Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies 75-80
Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies Research 75-80
Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research (RIMSR), Mumbai 75-78

What is MAH CET Centralised Admission Process (CAP)?

Post declaring MAH CET Results 2019, the officials will conduct the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) tentatively around the first week of June 2019.

  • All India Ranks (AIR) of the test takers will be determined based on the marks secured by them. 
  • The institutes/colleges which accept MAH CET 2019 scores will allot students on the basis of their respective admission criteria.
  • Notably, DTE Maharashtra will conduct multiple CAP rounds at regular intervals. On completion of the MAH CET 2019 Counselling Process/CAP rounds, the final list of selected candidates will be declared in different stages between June to July 2019.

MAH CET Counselling Process 2019

Once after the announcement of MAH CET Cutoff 2019, the candidates have to fill up the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) form on the basis of their MAH CET 2019 Score and Percentile to participate in the admission process.

Given below are a few points with regard to MAH CET Centralised Admission Process (CAP):

  • CAP is completely an online process and will be through the State Common Entrance Test Cell.
  • Qualifying candidates will participate in CAP 2019 by filling up an online application form. This process will take place in the months of May-June 2019.
  • Thereafter, the candidates will be required to get all their documents verified and participate in the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round at the Facilitation Centre (FC).
  • Once the GD/PI process gets over, the provisional merit lists will be released category wise and round wise. Candidates have to fill up the Confirmation of Online Option Form to indicate their preferred course and the institute.
  • The lists of provisional allotment of CAP Round I, II, and III will then be released indicating the allotted institute and course.
  • The candidates have to report at the Admission Reporting Centre (ARC) to accept the seat and complete the admission process.

Rail Vikas Nigam IPO opens: Key things to know

Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL), a public sector enterprise, has launched its initial public offering (IPO) for subscription on March 29 at a price band of Rs 17-19 per share. Notably, it is an offer for sale of 25,34,57,280 equity shares by the Government of India which is expected to raise nearly Rs 481 crore, at the upper end of the price band through this public issue.

What is the Rail Vikas Nigam?

Rail Vikas Nigam

  • Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is an organisation associated with Indian Railways whose task is to build engineering works required by Indian Railways.
  • To bridge the infrastructure deficit on the Indian Railways, the then PM Bharat Ratna Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced National Rail Vikas Yojana (NRVY) on August 15, 2002 in his address from the Red Fort. NRVY, however, was formally launched by the Hon’ble PM on 26th December 2002.
  • To implement NRVY, RVNL was incorporated as an 100% owned PSU of Ministry of Railways (MoR) on 24-1-2003 with objectives for both raising extra-budgetary resources and implementation of projects relating to creation and augmentation of capacity of rail infrastructure on a fast track basis.
  • RVNL functions like an extended arm of the Ministry of Railways working for and on behalf of the MoR. The function of the RVNL is to act like an Umbrella SPV and undertake initiatives under its wing like project development, resource mobilization etc. This is either done directly or by creating project specific SPVs or by any other financing structure found suitable.
  • It works on the ‘Asset-Light Model’ wherein the contractor provides all the machinery, plants and stores for execution of the project.
  • Ever since the inception of the company, the Railways Ministry has transferred to the company, of which, 174 projects were sanctioned for execution.
  • 72 projects have been fully completed so far, totalling to an amount of Rs 20,567.28 crore and the balance projects are on-going.
  • RVNL has an order book of Rs 77,504.28 crore as on December 31, 2018 which includes 102 ongoing projects.
  • The company reported annual growth of over 33.74% in revenues during the Financial Year 2015-18.
  • Pradeep Gaur is the current Chairman & Managing Director of the company.

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What is Initial Public Offering (IPO)?

  • The Initial Public Offering (IPO), also referred to as a stock market launch, is a process wherein an unlisted company declares itself public by issuing its shares to the institutional investors and retails investors.
  •  The process for IPOs starts when a company employs an investment bank/banks to take care of the IPO.
  • Post the IPO, the issuing company becomes a publicly listed company on a recognised stock exchange. Notably, the IPO leads to listing and trading of the company’s securities.

Some people refer to an IPO as a public offering or as ‘going public.’ There are several other ways to go public like a direct listing or Direct Public Offering. A specific set of events take place when a company starts the IPO process,

Rail Vikas Nigam IPO: Key highlights

  • The public sector enterprise Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) has launched its initial public offering for subscription on March 29 at a price band of Rs 17-19 per share.
  • The Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) IPO reportedly comprises of up to 25,34,57,280 equity shares of the company through an offer for sale by the President of India, acting through the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, said a company statement on March 26, 2019.
  • The issue, which includes a reservation of 6,57,280 equity shares for eligible employees, will close on April 3, 2019. Retail investors as well as eligible employee bidders will get shares at a discount of 50 paise per share on final issue price.
  • It should be noted that RVN is a wholly-owned government company, a mini ratna central public sector enterprise, incorporated by the Ministry of Railways.

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Key concerns for the Rail Vikas Nigam

  • Post completion of the offer, the GOI will hold approximately 87.84% of the RVNL’s post offer paid up equity share capital.
  • Under the Companies Act, it will remain as a public sector undertaking, owned and controlled by the President of India. 

Should you invest in Rail Vikas Nigam IPO?

  • Canara Bank Securities in a note to its clients recommends subscribing to the stock in the Rail Vikas Nigam IPO. As of March 31, 2018, the company had an EPS of Rs. 2.73 and NAV of Rs. 18.83.
  • At the higher end of the price band of Rs. 19, the issue is priced at price to earnings of 7 times (post dilution) on FY18 and 7.8 times on H1FY19 (annualized) basis, which we believe is reasonable as compared to closely listed peer IRCON International that trades at price to earnings of 9.1 times on FY18 basis. 

Considering government’s focus on rail infrastructure spends (Metro, Port-Rail Connectivity, electrification etc), healthy order book, asset light model and reasonable valuation, Centrum Wealth Research suggests investors subscribing to the issue from a long term perspective.


Xavier School of Human Resource Management Placements: Class of 2017-2019

XAHR Placements 2019: Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR), which is known to offer MBA in Human Resource Management, under Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) has successfully wrapped up its placement programme, ‘Xuberance 2019’, by securing placements for all 123 students from the Batch of 2017-2019. Highest CTC offered was Rs. 27.5 lakhs per annum and the Average CTC offered was Rs. 12.75 lakhs per annum.

XAHR Placements 2019: Key highlights

XAHR Placements 2019

  • Xuberance 2019, the placement program at the Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR) has concluded its Placements 2017-2019.
  • Batch Size for Class 2017-2019 comprised of 123 students.
  • XAHR Placements 2017-2019 witnessed 67 companies, spanning across several industries participating in the placement season, out of which 37 companies were fresh/new recruiters. 
  • D.E. Shaw, a renowned multinational firm, emerged to be the top paymaster of all, with a staggering offer of Rs. 27.50 lakhs per annum, which accounts for a 30% increase in the highest salary offered as compared to the previous years’ placements.
  • Average CTC offered stood at Rs. 12.75 lakhs per annum, up from 11.88 lakhs per annum last year.
  • Average Salary for the top 50 students stood at Rs. 15. 50 lakhs per annum.
  • Median Salary figure is Rs.12.20 lakhs per annum.
  • Notably, 19 students of the batch were awarded Pre-placement 0ffers (PPOs) and Pre-placement Interviews (PPIs).
  • The highest number of jobs came from the Manufacturing industry, followed closely by IT and ITeS, Consulting, BFSI, and FMCG. 
  • Leading companies hosted by XAHR included , Deloitte, Cognizant Business Consulting, GAIL, Reliance, Titan, Godrej, Hero Motocorp, ICICI Bank, Capgemini, Ernst & Young, IBM, Vedanta, ITC Limited, Salesforce, TATA Advanced Systems, Zee Media, Philips Lighting, UltraTech Cement, Walmart, Apollo Munich, and Ambuja Cement, L&T, TATA Steel, Arcesium, HDFC Life, GMR Group, JK Organization, Murugappa Group, Bajaj Allianz, Future Generali Life Insurance, Manipal Education and Medical Group, Right Management, Vito Altor, Wipro, Garware Technical Fibres, and Maruti Suzuki, among others.

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XAHR Placements 2019: XAHR Placement Trends

  • Xuberance’18 for the MBA (HRM) programme saw 50 companies participating for a batch of 123 students.
  • Highest Domestic Salary stood at Rs. 20.80 lakhs per annum.
  • Similarly, Xuberance’17 saw a batch of 120 students of the MBA (HRM) programme participating in the Final Placements Process.
  • 52 companies participated in the process, out of which 27 were new recruiters.
  • Highest CTC at Xuberance’17 stood at Rs. 19.75 lakhs, Average CTC was Rs. 12.30 lakhs and the Average and Median CTC stood at Rs. 12.39 lakhs and Rs. 11.93 lakhs respectively.

Overall, looking at the XAHR Placement Trends, we can safely say that the placements at the Xavier School of Human Resource Management bear testimony to the high-quality education and training imparted at Xavier School of Human Resource Management, and the level of preparedness that the students exhibit. The recruitment of students in varied roles across various sectors speaks volumes of the success of the institution over the years.

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About Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)

Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. XUB is India’s first digital university and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution imparting professional and technical education. XUB has 8 Schools that offer world-class education in different fields. XIMB offers an MBA in Business Management, Global Management and Executive programs. Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR), erstwhile XIMB-HRM, offers the MBA-HRM program. MBA-RM is offered by the Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM), erstwhile XIMB-RM. MBF- Master of Business Finance is offered by Xavier School of Commerce, MBA-SM by Xavier School of Sustainability (XSoS) and MBA-UMG by Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance. The Xavier School of Sustainability, Xavier School of Commerce, Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance, Xavier School of Economics, Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Xavier School of Communications offer different postgraduate and undergraduate programs.

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Important Tips for CAT 2019 TITA or Non- MCQ Questions

Important tips for CAT 2019 TITA or Non- MCQ Questions: Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) will conduct the CAT exam every year on a rotational basis. CAT 2019 will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode, and the registrations for the same will start in August 2019. Every year, the CAT exam observes over 2 lakh candidates who are vying to secure their seats in their dream B -schools.

Where CAT 2019 is concerned, aspirants have already started preparing, alongside looking for ways to crack the exam with finesse so they can achieve their targeted scores. A systematic preparation and time management is the key to success in this vital examination which has 3 sections to be aced in a duration of 180 minutes.

As far as the questions in CAT 2019 are concerned, an aspirant needs to answer two kinds of questions in order to succeed in achieving good marks – MCQ and Non-MCQ or TITA questions. In the case of the latter, one needs to give a good account of one’s skills of elaborate/descriptive writing in order to secure good marks.

If you are looking for ways to overcome the challenge of answering TITA or non-MCQ questions, you have come to the right place. The tips given below will steer you through to success.

What are non-MCQ Questions in CAT 2019?

TITA or Non- MCQ questions

IIM Ahmedabad threw a major curveball towards management aspirants when it first introduced the non-MCQ questions for the first time in 2015. Back then, the announcement only said that in CAT 2015, “some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice types. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen”. Naturally, this left everyone guessing about the number of such questions in CAT 2016. 

In 2017, most CAT aspirants found themselves in a soup again when they came across a new set of questions which necessitated them to type the correct answer in the box with a keyboard instead of choosing the correct answer out of the four options in multiple-choice based questions.

These questions are fondly named as the ‘TITA Questions,’ and TITA stands for “Type in The Answer”. 

This new set of questions, also called non-MCQ or TITA questions, remained in 2018 and will also feature in the question paper of CAT in 2019.

Why Non-MCQ Questions?

Though the dedicated committee for the CAT exam has not given any official reason behind the inclusion of these questions in the question paper for the CAT exam, the popular opinion is that they have been added to elevate the level of difficulty of the paper.

Then again, there are also those who feel that the presence of MCQ based questions made things a little easier for candidates to guess the right answer out of the four alternatives. The situation will be the direct opposite with TITA questions. With this change in the pattern of questions, one will need to use one’s descriptive writing skills plus one’s knowledge base to answer them. As such, examiners will be able to adjudge the capability and understanding of a candidate in a better way in the upcoming CAT exam than the ones preceding it.

However, the silver lining in the entire situation is that there is no negative marking for non MCQs in the CAT exam. Therefore, candidates can attempt TITA questions without any fear of being penalized for an incorrect answer.

Non-MCQ or TITA Questions: how many can one expect in CAT 2019?

This is a million-dollar question and almost all aspirants are trying their best to find an answer to it. In practical terms, it is next to impossible to find out how many TITA questions will make way in the question paper. However, you can get a hint of it from the previous year’s question paper.

In CAT 2015, TITA questions were there in all the three sections: VARC, QA and DILR. So, despite not being sure about the actual number of non-MCQ questions, you can expect to have these questions in all the sections in this year’s question paper as well.

For best results, it is recommended that you should not base your plan solely on the Mock Test and keep a Plan B in mind, so you have a plan in place in case there is a slight variation in the question pattern of the paper.

Are TITA questions a blessing in disguise?

The move to include non-MCQ questions in CAT 2015 was accompanied with a lot of criticism on the part of CAT aspirants. There hasn’t been any change in the perception towards these questions among candidates since. However, it has an interesting spin-off. There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers. So, you can rest assured that you will not be penalized for a wrong answer.

That said, it is also important to keep in mind that you may end up spending more time in answering these questions than what you might want to. Your best bet to deal with this problem successfully is to formulate a strategy early on. The next thing you should do is practice and make use of the strategy in mock tests as much as you can. This will give you a clear understanding of whether all is well with it or you need to make changes to it.

Key highlights of the TITA Questions in  CAT 2019 Exam

  • Around 25%-30% questions will be from non-MCQ type or TITA questions.
  • There will be no options provided to solve these questions.
  • Answers must be typed in through the virtual keyboard with the help of a mouse, and submitted by clicking on the ‘Save & Next’ tab.
  • Candidates will be tested on their conceptual clarity and descriptive writing skills.
  • There is no negative marking for TITA questions. Correct answers will carry +3 marks.
  • With no options to choose from, TITA questions tend to be slightly more time-consuming than the MCQ-type questions.

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Tips to tackle the challenge of TITA questions in CAT 2019

The pattern for the CAT Exam keeps changing each year. So, you cannot put an exact number in your head in terms of the number of non-MCQ questions that you can expect in the examination. Furthermore, it is not easy to decipher the details of these questions as they are relatively new. Not only candidates but even experts are also studying the finer aspects of these questions to work out an effective strategy for answering these questions. Still, if you feel the need for any assistance, you can rely on the rough approximation provided by the mock paper.

Top scores and experts suggest attempting as many questions as possible, while keeping a close watch on the time spent in attempting them. The catch for TITA questions is that failure to predict the correct answer, low accuracy and lack of options to aid guesswork may cost candidates a lot of precious time. You must keep in mind that you cannot be lured away thinking of scoring 75-90 marks without any fear if negative marking and spend more time on TITA questions that leave you very less time to answer the rest of the paper.

It is recommended that you should go for a flexible approach instead of a fixed plan in mind. That is to say, you should consider a different plan for different sections.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

VARC: You can expect about 10 TITA questions from this section. If the trend in the Mock Paper for CAT 2019 is anything to go by, then there will be three kinds of questions that you can expect under the section. These include the following:

  • Parajumbles (4 questions): Notably, they were the toughest of the non-MCQs in CAT 2016. Para jumbles are best solved with the help of options; without them, they become high time-consuming and the probability of making mistakes increases, bringing down accuracy. Therefore, you must attempt non-MCQ para jumbles only at the end, if you have any free time left on your hands.
  • Summary (3 questions): It is hard to comprehend the thought process of the CAT examiners behind providing options and all one had to do was type: A, B, C or D.
  • Odd Sentence out/Misfit (3 questions): Similar to Summary based non-MCQs.Please note that the Summary based and misfit type non-MCQs should be treated and solved like traditional MCQs and no separate approach is required.

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Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

The non-MCQ questions for this section can be a little tricky to deal with. Though it is difficult to assign an exact figure to the number of TITA questions that you can expect in this section, the popular perception is that there can be about 15 questions in this section. Read the questions carefully. If required, do not hesitate to read them for more than once for gaining an insight into what you need to answer. In case you do not feel sure about answering these questions or feel they are taking more time than usual, proceed to the other sections and get back to the questions of this section only when you are done with the questions from the other sections.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (LR)

You can anticipate about 8 questions under this section with the need to answer the following questions:

  • Questions of table set format (4 questions): The questions would be of a moderate difficulty level. It, however, would still require you to make usage of an on-screen calculator to arrive at the correct answer. The instructions although specified the decimal points, up to which the answers needed to be typed in, which offered some relief to the candidates. You must remember your formulas, cubes and fractions, as the use of on-screen calculator might consume a lot of time due to lack of a functional keyboard.
  • Arrangement questions (4 questions): For the DILR questions, one can expect a set of 4 non-MCQs in the Arrangement format. Where these questions are concerned, it is advisable to rely on one’s own calculations that the options given on the MCQs. To ace TITA type arrangement questions, you need only have your basics brushed up. 

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Important tips for CAT 2019 TITA or Non- MCQ Questions: Conclusion 

Like they say, ‘What cannot be cured, must be endured.’ Therefore, Regardless of if you like TITA or Non- MCQ Questions, the fact remains that you cannot overlook the importance of having a plan in mind to answer these questions. The key here is not get swayed by the honey trap of no negative marking and be careful of the low accuracy rate of the TITA or Non- MCQ questions. 

Since the TITA or Non- MCQ questions are time-consuming, you have two vital challenges to deal with: Firstly, you need to refine your descriptive writing skills. Only practice will make you perfect in this regard.

Secondly, you also need to adjust your timing for answering these questions. The idea should be to have sufficient time in hand so you are able to check for errors before the submission of your answer sheet in the examination centre.

Do not treat the TITA or Non- MCQ questions as a single category of questions and remember that there is no straightjacket approach for solving them. This would ensure more openness and flexibility in terms of answering these questions. 

Bear the aforementioned tips in mind and put them to test while writing your answers in CAT 2019 Exams. 


CAT 2019 Exam: Detailed Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CAT 2019 Exam: Success in the CAT 2019 Exam depends on your understanding of the Detailed CAT 2019 Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Without having proper knowledge, you can land into serious trouble.

And much to your surprise, you will not realize this until you write CAT 2019 and waste an attempt. So, here we are with a detailed article on the CAT 2019 Syllabus and Exam Pattern to help you comprehend the syllabus and identify your own strengths and weaknesses.

CAT 2019 Syllabus: Details

The CAT 2019 Syllabus is split into 3 sections. These are Quantitative Aptitude (abbreviated as QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (abbreviated as DILR) and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (abbreviated as VARC).

CAT 2019 Exam Sections Sectional Duration No. of Questions
Verbal & Reading Comprehension 1 hour 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 1 hour 32
Quantitative Ability 1 hour 34
Total 3 hour 100

Each section has a long list of topics. While the long list might sound tough to many, but it is actually an added advantage. Wondering why? Because the long list gives you options to explore your strengths and weaknesses.

You can select topics from the CAT 2019 Syllabus which you want to prepare and go ahead with your CAT 2019 Exam preparation. The complete list of topics for CAT 2019 Syllabus is as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Geometry, HCF & LCM, Averages, Trigonometry, Algebra, Partnership(Accounts), Mensuration, Profit & Loss, Time-Speed-Distance, Ratios and Proportion, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Surds and Indices, Number system, Geometric Progression, Inequalities, Work and time, Percentages, Logarithms.
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – Blood Relations, Series, Proposition, Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Assumptions, Puzzles, Clocks and Calendars, Statements, Data Arrangement, Family Tree, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Venn Diagram, Sets, Data Structures, Syllogism, Tables, Pie Charts, Caselets, Bars, Line Graphs, Data Sufficiency.
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension – Fill in the blanks, Verbal Reasoning, Sentence completion, Grammar, Syllogisms, Jumbled paragraphs, Para completion and inference, Contextual usage, Foreign language words used in English, Reading Comprehension, Analogies, Sentence correction, Verbal logic, Different usage of same word, Idioms, Para jumbles, Antonyms and One word substitution.

As a whole, the CAT 2019 Syllabus is very vast. Experts would advise you not to bank upon preparing all the topics given in the syllabus. Instead, you can work on the main topics which help you answer maximum questions.

The main topics of each section for CAT 2019 Syllabus are given as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Number System, Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Time and Work.
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs, Data Caselets.
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension – Para-jumbles & para-summary, sentence completion, inferences, RC passages-based questions.

The main topics will help you to sail through the CAT 2019 Exam easily. For scoring a good percentile to get into the top IIMs, you need to add more topics to your existing topics list.

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CAT 2019 Exam: Complete Exam Pattern

CAT 2019 Syllabus

The CAT 2019 Exam is completely an Online Test. English is the medium of the language of exam for all the candidates. The candidates appearing for the CAT 2019 Exam neither have the choice to select the section they want to start with nor do they have the choice to switch over sections in between.

CAT 2019 Question Paper chronology, which requires a candidate to attempt Section 1, then Section 2 and then Section 3, has to be followed by everyone writing CAT 2019 Exam. The chronological order is as follows:

  • Section 1 – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,
  • Section 2 – Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and
  • Section 3 – Quantitative Aptitude.

The total duration of the CAT 2019 Exam is 180 minutes (3 hours) with 60 minutes allotted to each of the three sections. This is called the sectional limit of CAT 2019 exam.

While attempting questions from one section, you cannot have a look at questions from the other sections. Once the time allotted to one section is over, you can head over to the next section. The screen automatically shifts to the next section.

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CAT 2019: Question Distribution 

CAT 2019 Exam Paper will comprise a total of 100 questions. The 100 questions will be divided into three sections as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude – 34 questions
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32 questions
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension– 34 questions

These 100 questions that make up the CAT 2019 Exam are of two types – MCQs and non-MCQs. MCQ stands for Multiple Choice Questions. Each MCQ has 4 options to choose from. And each question requires the answer to be typed on the screen.

CAT 2019 Exam: Marking Scheme

CAT 2019 Syllabus

  • Each question in CAT 2019 exam carries 3 marks. Thus, the maximum marks in CAT 2019 exam are 300. There is a variation in the marking pattern for MCQs and non-MCQs.
  • For MCQs, each correct answer adds 3 marks and each incorrect answer takes away 1 mark. For non-MCQs, each correct answer adds 3 marks, while there is no negative marking for the incorrect answers.
  • For non-attempted questions in the entire CAT 2019 Exam paper, there will be no addition or deduction of marks from the overall score.

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CAT 2019 Exam: Points to remember! 

There are certain important test day Rules and Regulations for CAT 2019. You must keep them in mind, so as to ensure that you don’t land into trouble on the test day.

  • Watches, cell phones, calculators and other such electronic gadgets are prohibited inside the exam hall. An onscreen clock will help candidates keep a check on time. Usage of a basic onscreen calculator will be allowed for computation in CAT 2019 Exam.
  • A rough paper will be provided for rough work. It has to be submitted at the Exam Center as soon as the exam gets over. No other paper except the CAT 2019 Admit card and ID proof will be allowed inside the examination hall.
  • Candidates must sit in their designated area. Any movement or misplaced position will lead to disqualification from the exam itself. All computer screens will switch on at the same time and the exam will end at the same time.


The CAT 2019 Exam is a national-level entrance exam which generally makes the candidates’ go through an immense heart-wrenching, nerve-wracking and mind-numbing phase and how! This is so because the B-school that one choose to go to helps decide their entire career trajectory. Therefore, the CAT 2019 Exam day would be the deciding day when all the blood and sweat that went into the preparation of CAT 2019 Exam would yield results, in the form of an excellent cut-off enough to dance your way through your dream B-school.  

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Online CAT 2019 Coaching: Prepare for CAT 2019, the online way!

The advancing technology has long ago penetrated the education sector as well, changing the entire social landscape of it. Let us learn how Online CAT 2019 Coaching can help students to ace the exam better.

About the  CAT 2019 Exam

CAT 2019 will be held in the last week of November. CAT 2018 was held on November 25, 2018 and saw over 2.40 lakh registrations, out of which 10,000 were re-takers and the ratio of female candidates appearing in CAT 2018 was also on a rise. Quite obviously, these students would have worked night and day to achieve the score that would steer them towards the B-school of their dreams.

Where preparation for the CAT 2019 exam is concerned, it can be done both online and offline. But since we are living in a technology-driven industry, resorting to online coachings and study material is the new norm. Let us attempt to understand through his article the pros and cons of preparing for CAT 2019 online and how it will be helpful to get a good score in the CAT 2019 Exam.

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What is the CAT 2019 Exam?

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There is a huge demand for Management courses in India, and the best management institutes take CAT and XAT as their qualifying tests. CAT (Common Admissions Test) is the biggest management entrance exams in the country. Every year, an IIM serves as the conducting body to host this exam. For CAT 2019, it will be IIM Kozhikode. 

Just like other CAT exams, IIM-CAT 2019 will be the MBA entrance examination to secure admission to over 5500 seats in the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other reputed MBA colleges. For CAT 2019, Registrations and Applications Process will start from the first week of August 2019 and will remain open for more than 45 days. Notably, CAT is now a computer-based exam.

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Online CAT 2019 Coaching: Addressing the Growing Popularity of CAT Online Preparation

Despite schools and universities being archaic institutions which will stand the test of time, one cannot deny that the teaching-learning process has gone beyond the traditional classroom. Online learning offers students flexibility in schedule, commute, peer-to-peer interaction and even communication with tutors. Add to that affordable fees, relevant exercises/mock tests and unlimited study material which can be reviewed at leisure. T.I.M.E and Career Launcher offer online coaching for CAT, whereas CareerAnna offers online preparation for both CAT 2019 and other competitive exams like UPSC, TISSNET, SNAP, IIFT among others.

As per a KPMG India and Google Report titled, “Online Education in India: 2021,” India’s online education market is expected to grow to USD 1.88 billion and around 8.8 million users by 2021.  The report also highlighted that the ‘online test preparation’ would be the fastest growing category in 2021, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 64%.

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How can students prepare for the CAT 2019 exam?

Many CAT aspirants devote hours to self-study and prepare for the CAT exam. Others resort to preparing for CAT online or offline in order to obtain due guidance and relevant study material for the same. But, at times attending offline classes in coaching centres would be difficult, time-consuming or expensive, and this is why online CAT coaching is a fantastic go-to option, which brings us to our next segment.

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Pros of Online CAT 2019 Coaching

Online CAT 2019 Coaching, if taken from the right place and followed religiously, will bring about amazing results. But, how to choose best online coaching for CAT 2019 exam out of the rest is something you should assess properly before enrolling.

Some of the key benefits of Online CAT 2019 Coaching  are:

  • Flexibility: Needless to say, it is convenient for both college students and work professionals, who already dedicate anywhere between 8-10 hours of their days to their classes and work. And juggling between work and then going to a coaching centre requires mustering a tremendous amount of courage. Besides, Online CAT 2019 Coaching will provide  you with the required video lessons, online CAT 2019 quizzes and practice tests. You can resort to this study material at your convenience.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Online CAT 2019 Coaching will turn out to be relatively cheaper compared to the traditional, hyped online coachings. The price for Online CAT 2019 Coaching would be around 10000 – 25,000 along with the online study material and online CAT practice tests. However, for traditional coaching centres, one might end up paying around 40,000.
  • Time-saving: Online CAT Coachings save time! No time is wasted in commuting to coachings classes. This leaves the student with extra time to learn.
  • Quality Lectures: These days even reputed coachings offer novices or plain graduates to come and teach, therefore, the quality of lectures can be a major concern despite paying the full fees. However, online CAT  2019 Coaching will give out the best video lectures prepared by experienced faculty. CareerAnna, India’s Largest Interest-based Learning Platform, employs domain experts to tackle every subject individually and share quality content with students. Students can also enrol in demo classes before paying to see if they like the class/tutor. This is another advantage which supersedes offline classes.
  • Learning at leisure: In an Online CAT 2019 Coaching, a student would not be sitting in a class, being taught by the tutor. Therefore, he/she does not have to undergo the pressure of learning with an entire class and match the pace of the faculty. Online CAT 2019 Coaching will allow them to learn at their own pace, pause and repeat the lecture, in case of any queries.
  • Peer-learning: It also allows students to interact with peers across the country to share, discuss and clear doubts. This helps one assess both their own performance and overall competition level as well.

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