Tuesday, January 13, 2009

National Institute of technology MCA Common Entrance Test or NIMCET is conducted every year for admissions to the elite and reputed National Institute of Technology. The likes of the NITs involved makes this examination one of the most sought after for MCA programs in the country. As mentioned above, NIMCET is for admissions to different NITs in MCA program along the length and breadth of the country, the conducting institute of this exam is also any one of the NIT.

Eligibility Criteria

• Candidates must have passed their 10+2 with a minimum of 60 percent of marks and must have a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years from a reputed and recognized institute.
• Candidates appearing for the final exam are also eligible to write the test.

Important Dates

• Application form availability, start date: Mid February, 2009
• Last date for submission of complete filled-in application form: March, Last Week, 2009
• Entrance date: Mid May, 2009
• Result declaration: May, Last Week, 2009

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TANCET 2009 : Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test for MBA, MCA etc

Monday, December 29, 2008

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test or TANCET is conducted for admissions to Masters Degree program in different colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Eligibility Criteria

• For MBA, candidates must have passed 10+2 and at the same time must have bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 year duration. Diploma holder students are also eligible to write the test.

• For MCA, candidates must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics as the main subject and at the same time must have bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 year duration. Diploma holder students are also eligible to write the test.

• For ME, M. Tech, candidates must have passed 10+2 and must have a bachelor’s degree in Technology or Engineering.

Important Dates

• Sale of application form: 17/03/2009
• Last date for submission of complete filled-in application form: 04/04/2009
• MBA, MCA Entrance date: 17/05/2009
• ME, M. Tech., M. Arch Entrance date: 18/05/2009 (10 A.M. to 12 NOON)

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XAT 2008 Original Paper Available for Download

Thursday, November 13, 2008

XAT 2008 paper is now available for download. Paper is available in the image format which has been derived by scanning the original papers.

Download XAT 2008 Paper from here

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How to spot the easier questions during CAT?

Monday, November 3, 2008

As the general advice is to do the easy questions, students tend to frantically search for easy questions in the paper. If you too are doing it, chances are that you probably will actually miss a lot of questions that are easy. We surely cannot spot all the easy questions by just glancing through the paper and attempting what looks to be easy.

A more effective approach would be to read the problem one by one from the start of the section. After you read and understand a problem, you decide if you think the time you spend on this problem will quickly give you results. If you can’t spot how to do it soon enough, go to the next question.

This way, you let questions come to you and you decide what to attempt and what not to. At the same time, you need to ensure that you go at a steady pace, which will ensure that you read all the questions. This way, you will not miss any easy questions.

by Arvind T.
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Experts Answer to the Queries of CAT 2008 Aspirants

Friday, October 24, 2008

As only few days are left for the CAT Exam, students have lot of queries in mind. So i have found this article to be very useful. Aspirant Zone organized a live Expert Chat on 'Countdown to CAT: 30-days Strategy to Crack CAT' on October 18, 2008. The chat was organized to discuss how students should plan for next 30-days of CAT '08, to be held on November 16.
CAT experts from test-prep companies like TIME, Career Launcher and IMS Learning participated in this chat. On the expert chat, Mr Gejo Srinivasan, General Manager, IMS Test Prep answered lots of queries posted by MBA aspirants from around the country on October 18.

While responding to a query on 'How to prepare for last 30 days to CAT', Mr Srinivasan said, "In the last 30 days, mainly concentrate on improving your test taking skills. Do not take too many tests, 7 to 8 tests with a thorough analysis must be sufficient. What is more important is that you should analyse your performance in each and every test and use the learning to improve your performance in the next test. Do not try too many different strategies. Understand that you cannot use someone else's strategy to crack the CAT. You need to build your own strategy based on your strengths and weaknesses."

Mr Srinivasan holds the degree of PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. At IMS, he has been instrumental in launching ICAP (Interlinked Concepts and Application Based Pedagogy) -- a new approach to learning and taking CAT.

Here is the edited transcript from the students-chat with Mr Gejo Srinivasan on October 18 on

Gauri: Hello Sir. What is your advice on how to prepare for last 30 days to CAT.? Please elaborate.

Mr Srinivasan: In the last 30 days, mainly concentrate on improving your test taking skills. Do not take too many tests, 7 to 8 tests with a thorough analysis must be sufficient. What is more important is that you should analyse your performance in each and every test and use the learning to improve your performance in the next test. Do not try too many different strategies. Understand that you cannot use someone else's strategy to crack the CAT. You need to build your own strategy based on your strengths and weaknesses.

Rahul: On the basis of last 2-3 years of CAT exam, I wish to know that how would be the difficulty level in each of the sections. Please comment
Mr Srinivasan: The difficulty level of the various sections varies every year. The Quant section of CAT 2006 was relatively easier compared to 2005 or 2007. The verbal section of 2006 was much tougher than that of the previous years. So, do not speculate. Be assured that everyone is taking the same test: so if some section is easy it is so for everyone and if some section is tough it is so for everyone. It is relative performance that finally matters.

Onkar: I'm a 3rd year Engineering student. I have above average skills in most of the areas, I still need practice. As I have 2 yrs for my graduation, what methodologies (plan) will help me to crack CAT?

Mr Srinivasan: I would suggest that you should take the free preliminary test at any of the IMS centres to evaluate where you stand w.r.t competition vis-a-vis CAT. This test is closely based on the CAT and will also give you a fair idea of what it takes to clear the CAT. Your performance in the test can then be used to chart the future course of action.

Raghav: I am in a mindset to give CAT next year. From next year, CAT would be going online. What should one expect on pattern, difficulty level etc... How is IMS planning to offer particular type of preparation for online CAT.? Thanks

Mr Srinivasan: Understand that whether the CAT goes online or not, the skills that will be assessed by the CAT won't change. So the fundamental preparation required to build conceptual clarity does not change. Do not mull over what would be the pattern/difficulty level etc. Leave this thought process to the IIMs. You concentrate on building a strong conceptual base. Test taking skills (paper based or online) can be built in the last stage of preparation, i.e. 3 months before the CAT.

Sambhav: How to improve Quant area in next 4 weeks. Rest I am confident.
Mr Srinivasan: Work on your weak "areas" and "question types" by doing a thorough analysis of the tests you take.. Out of these, concentrate only on topics that occur very frequently (do not practise probability, etc) Then you can fix one of these topics for every day and practise problems on only that type on that day. Solve Qs in sets of 5 Qs and track your progress.

Ritu: Hello sir, what would be your last minute tips on CAT prep. What are the important things one has to keep in mind while attempting the paper...Thanks a lot....

Mr Srinivasan: Following are the tips while attempting the paper:
1. Arrive early for the test (not just CAT, even SimCATs)
2. Choose a spot and ensure that you have enough room to work, maintain a comfortable posture while taking the test, don't "slouch".
3. Remind yourself that you are well-prepared and are going to do well. If you find that you are anxious, take several slow, deep breaths to relax. Don't talk about the test to other students before the test; remember anxiety is contagious.

Sambhav: Sir, should I read/scan the full paper on CAT day, or should I go section by Section. Scan full paper will take 10 minutes or so. Is it worth the investment? Also how much time to give to each question before rejecting it and moving forward?

Mr Srinivasan: As you open the test booklet, first glance through the pages to see if all the pages are printed properly. If not, get the test booklet changed. In the process also note the order of the sections. This should not take more than a minute. Then as per a pre-decided strategy, solve the various sections in your preferred order giving almost equal (if not equal) time to each of them. Whilst solving each section, questions can be solved in any order( Algebra first or one-liners first or DS first) For each question, read what is given, understand what has to be found and ask yourself whether you know the right approach to reach the answer. This should not take more than 40 sec to 1 min per question. Once you are confident that you can solve the question, go ahead and actually solve the question.

Prakash: After CAT, how to work on XAT and FMS Delhi test sir?

Mr Srinivasan: Preparing for any test has three major steps – 1. Know the test 2. Learn the concepts that are assessed in the test 3. Develop good test-taking skills. In terms of areas assessed FMS and XAT are very similar to the CAT. These tests only vary in terms of test structure and difficulty level. So orient yourself to the test structures of these tests and plan a strategy for these tests. You need not take too man practice tests for the other tests if you have prepared well for the CAT. Remember, if you have prepared for the best, you can take any test!!

Dilip: What is the importance of appearing in other MBA entrance exams like XAT, IIFT, FMS etc…while I have am giving CAT as well? How do you see these exams different from CAT?
Mr Srinivasan: It is interesting to note that most of the tests mentioned above assess more or less the same concepts that are tested on the CAT. Hence, you will find that there is really not much difference when it comes to concept building for any of these tests. However, the various tests differ in terms of the test structure, question types and overall difficulty level of the test. Therefore, we only need to understand the test structure, get acclimatized to the different question types and develop specific strategies to ace these tests. More often than not, if you have prepared well enough for the CAT, then there is a high chance that you will perform well in the other tests.

Stay tuned to Aspirant Zone for more highlights from the expert chats with expert faculty from TIME, IMS Learning and Career Launcher and other leading institutes.

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FMS 2009 Entrance Exam Notification

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

FMS 2009 Entrance Exam Notifications are out.

FMS Test Date for full time mba program is January 11, 2009

Forms can be purchased from SBI Branches and through online also.

FMS Eligibility, Important Dates, Registration Process, Test Cities, SBI Branches, Paper Structure, Courses Offered and Total Seats Click Here For Further details

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Pune University MBA in Biotechnology

Sunday, February 10, 2008

MBA (Biotechnology) is an upcoming discipline, integrating Biotechnology and Management. The Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune has pioneered a two year full time MBA (Biotechnology) degree program since 2002 (intake capacity 60 seats), along with its two year full time MBA program running successfully since 1971.

Eligibility: The candidate should have a Bachelor,s or Master,s degree in Science (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Marine Biology, Microbiology, and Zoology), Agriculture, Ayurved, Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Technology, and Veterinary Sciences from a statutory university.

Reservations: As per the Government of Maharashtra rules, 50% seats are reserved for the SC, ST, DT, NT, OBC category students. 3% seats (2 seats) are reserved for the physically handicapped students as per the Government rules. One seat is reserved for a candidate from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Please refer to our website for details about the seat allocation.

Selection Process: Candidates seeking admission to this program for the academic year 2008 should appear for the ATMA written test being conducted on February 10th, 2008. For obtaining admission form for ATMA test contact ATMA�s office at House No. 8-3-677/57 A, Plot No. 57, Sri Krishnadevarayanagar, Street No.6, Yellareddiguda, Hyderabad 500 073. Tel: 040-23750248 Telefax: 040-23750247, Email ID: For detailed information of the ATMA test visit website,

Further these candidates should register themselves separately for the GD/PI test conducted by the Dept. of Management Sciences, University of Pune (PUMBA). The details of GD/PI are given in the department�s prospectus. The prospectus can be obtained from the PUMBA office on payment of Rs. 250/- (for open category) and Rs. 150/- (for reserved category) by Demand Draft from January 1st 2008 to April 12th 2008 on all working days between 11.00am to 5.00pm. The prospectus can also be obtained by post by paying through a DD of Rs. 325/- (for open category) and Rs. 225/- (for reserved category). The DD should be drawn in favor of "The Registrar University of Pune", payable at Pune.

Important Dates:

- Last date for receipt of completed application forms for ATMA: January 17, 2008
- Last Date of receipt of completed forms for GD/PI at PUMBA April 28th 2008
- GD/PI at PUMBA, Pune: May 26, 2008 onwards
- Admission counseling at PUMBA: June 23, 2008
- Program commences: July 15, 2008

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AIIMS 2008 Entrance Exam and Result Dates

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

All India PG Medical & Dental – 2008

Entrance Examination

13th January, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  Notification

15th February, 2008

Ph.D. Programme – January, 2008

Entrance Examination

20th January, 2008  (Sunday)

Result  (written test)

22nd January, 2008

Departmental Assessment

24th January, 2008

Final Result Notification

28th January, 2008

AIIMS-PG (MD/MS/M.Ch.(6 yrs.)/MDS)-July, 2008

Entrance Examination

11th May, 2008 (Sunday) 

Result  (to be declared)

26th May, 2008

1st Counselling

11th June, 2008

2nd Counselling

18th June, 2008

DM/M.Ch/MHA-July, 2008

Entrance Examination

18th  May, 2008(Sunday)

Result  (written test)

21st May, 2008

Departmental Assessment

23rd May, 2008

Final Result Notification

26th May, 2008

AIIMS M.B.B.S. Entrance Exam- 2008

Entrance Examination

1st June, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  (to be declared)

15th July, 2008

B.Sc.(Hons.) Para-Medical Courses-2008

Entrance Examination

 8th June, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  (to be declared)

18th June, 2008

1st Counselling

15th July, 2008

2nd Counselling

22nd July, 2008

M.Sc. Nursing – 2008

Entrance Examination

14th June, 2008 (Saturday)

Result  (to be declared)

25th June, 2008

1st Counselling

10th July, 2008

2nd Counselling

21st July, 2008

B.Sc.(Hons.) Nursing – 2008

Entrance Examination

22nd June, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  Notification

30th June, 2008

Ph.D. Programme – July, 2008

Entrance Examination

29th June, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  (written test)

 1st  July, 2008

Departmental Assessment

 3rd July, 2008

Final Result Notification

 5th July, 2008

M.Sc. Courses-2008

Entrance Examination

6th July, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  (to be declared)

19th July, 2008


Entrance Examination

12th July, 2008 (Saturday)

Result  (to be declared)

21st  July, 2008

AIIMS-PG (MD/MS/M.Ch.(6 yrs.)/MDS)-January, 2009

Entrance Examination

9th November, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  (to be declared)

    24th  November, 2008

1st Counselling

12th December, 2008

2nd Counselling

18th December, 2008

DM/M.Ch/MHA-January, 2009

Entrance Examination

14th December, 2008 (Sunday)

Result  (written test)

16th December, 2008

Departmental Assessment

18th December, 2008

Final Result Notification

20th December, 2008

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XAT 2008 Expected Overall Cutoffs

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Here are the the expected cutoffs of XAT 2008.

by Careerlaucher :

XLRI - BM -> 32-33
XLRI - PMIR -> 30-31
XIM-B -> 29-30

by IMS :

XLRI - BM -> 37-40
XLRI - PMIR -> 32-35
XIM-B -> 32-35

by T.I.M.E.

XLRI - BM -> 36
XLRI - PMIR -> 33
XIM-B -> 31

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Information of Calls From Institutes based on 2007 CAT Scores

2007 CAT results are finally out and now students are curious, and uncertain too, about the calls they can expect from institutes. Well click on the link below for all your solutions.

This thread will answer all queries pertaining to:

1) Score that you have got and the options that will be open to you based on this score
2) Further steps that you have to take in order to achieve your goals
3) GD/PI Prep & Achievers' Workshop
4) For the students who have not got a call or scored well, other options that they need to evaluate
5) Details pertaining to other colleges

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