November 08, 2007

Video : Modi interviewed by Karan Thapar

I came across this video while surfing. This is an interview of the Gujarat CM Narendra Modi by the famous interviewer Karan Thapar. The interview makes me recall a similar interview from the Hindi movie 'Nayak'. Anyway, enjoy it...

The original link of the video on the IBN site is here

August 07, 2007

Finally in Sydenham MMS

So, I've finally landed in Sydenham. Missed JB by 4 ranks and 0 mark. JB didn't deserve me :P

Jo mil gaya usiko mukaddar samaj liya
Jo kho gaya main usko bhulata chalata gaya...

Update: Edited link to point to correct URL.

June 12, 2007

CET : GDPI scores out

The GDPI scores of CET are just out.

My GD score is 15/17 and PI score is 14/17 (which means an improvement of 81.25% over last years total GDPI score :D )

Now, I have to wait for a month before final merit list is out.

JB or not JB?

May 28, 2007

May MAT :|

May-MAT results out : 99.98 again.

VA : 99.81
QA : 99.58
DI : 99.7
CR : 99.88

Not getting 99.9 + in any section cost me that 0.01 percentile, I guess.

Anyway, will have to wait till the CET GDPI scores are out.

May 23, 2007

My CET GDPI Experience

(Click here to find mine and others' CET GDPI exeriences on Pagalguy)

Here is my experience:

Center: Commerce Faculty, Shivaji University, Kolhapur


The panel told us to select one topic.

GD Topic : (1) *I don't remember * (2) Quota in private sector

There were 12 people scheduled to come in my group but only 5 turned up . After the panel said that these two are the topics, everybody started saying that we want to discuss the second topic without discussing among ourselves .

The panel instructed that first we need to speak on the topic for a minute and then we should start the discussion and then one of us should give a conclusion.

After that the GD started and I was almost the only person speaking . But I did stop and give others chance whenever others tried to speak, but unfortunately only two ladies speak and that too only 3-4 lines. I continued to speak for almost next 4-5 mins. Then I stopped, because I thought I had spoken enough. But, even after that the others didn't speak at all.

But then there prevailed silence . And the panel intervened and said that we need to maintain continuity. There shouldn't be gap in between .

I again started speaking but nobody except me spoke after that at all (except that 2 of them could speak a single sentence each which they could when I gave them a chance when they tried to speak when I was speaking). After 7-8 minutes, I stopped and the GD ended. (I could have continued but I thought it would be bad if I continue speaking as I had already spoken enough for about 5-6 minutes ). I stopped everytime anybody tried to speak. But unfortunately that didn't happen quite often. Except one girl, the remaining three people were not very comfortable with English.

After that, the panel told us to summerise. I told others if any of others want to conclude (as I had already got enough of air-time ) but nobody came forward. And I also concluded the topic. In all, I talked for around 6 mins out of 8 mins


There were two panelist in PI: P1 ~ 50, P2 ~ 60

Me: Good afternoon, Sirs.
P1&P2: Good afternoon. Please sit.
Me: Thank you, sir.
P1: So, tell me about yourself.
Me: *told*
P1: So, you want to start a business?
Me: Yes sir, it is my long-term goal.

Then both of them asked me about how exactly I would start it, where will I get finance from and after how many years, etc. They kinda' grilled me here . But, I was prepared for all this

P1: That's good that you are determined and all that, but you mentioned that taking a lot of time in taking important decisions is your weakness? What exactly you mean?
Me: *told*
P1: Any incident which made you feel so?
Me: *told*
P1: Any other incidents?
Me: *told*
P2: So, why do you think it's your weakness? How does it affect you?
Me: It wastes my time and occupies my mind for time-being and blah and blah and blah
P1: So, you can't be a good manager as you can't take decision quickly, right?
Me: No, sir. I have been working on it and have succeeded to a certain extent.
P1: What are you doing to improve over it?
Me: *told*
P1: How did you implement it when you had to make decisions quickly?
Me: *told*
P1: (looking at the answer-sheet) So, you've got 99.98 in MAT. What is MAT?
Me: Sir, it's Management Aptituted Test just like CET conducted by AIMA. And blah, blah...
P1: So, this is your percentile or percentage or score? (I'd forgot to write the word 'percentile')
Me: It's percentile, sir. And my score is 800/800
P2: Why is this exam taken? Why did you take this exam?
Me: Sir, this is a national level entrance exam whose score can be submitted to many colleges for admission into management courses. As an OMS candidate, I can submit this score to DTE and the higher of MAT and CET score will be considered for admission. This year the equivalent score would be 143 (courtesy: PG )
P1: You have good percentage in 10th and 12th. Why not the same in college?
Me: *told* (I was prepared for this question)
P1: You are BCA. Why not MCA?
Me: MCA is more of repetition of BCA and blah, blah...
P2: Who told you so?
Me: I have a couple of friends in MCA in DDU, Nadiad. They told me. Even I have checked the syllabus and found the same.
P1: But why MBA?
Me: *told*
P1: So you are working? Where are you working and what's your designation?
Me: *told*
P1: So, you write diary? You write in English or Gujarati?
Me: I have been writing diary for last 4 years. I have been writing it in English. For the rist 2-3 months when I started, I used to write in Gujarati
P2: Even I am also Gujarati. I am from Baroda.
Me: Okay
P2: I am impressed with your determination. Though you still have a chance to improve in your speech, your English is quite good. I am impressed with your English.
Me: Thank you, sir. I have worked hard on it.
P2: I have not seen many Gujarati students from vernacular background with as good English as yours. What have you done to improve over it?
Me: *told*
P1: When did you realize that you need to work on your English?
Me: In first semester of my college when I saw that some of my class-mates used to talk in English and I couldn't. In the starting of my first year, I realized it and started working on it.
P1: So, it's over. Thank you. You may leave.
Me: Thank you sir.
P2: (when I was just about to leave the chair) Keep your this spirit forever.
Me: Surely. Thank you sir!

So, in all, GD and PI were the best ever I had in my life. I doubt whether my stopping speaking after 7-8 mins of GD was good or not. I knew that if I would stop, the GD will stop. But, I thought it's better to stop the GD in stead of continue speaking alone as nobody else was speaking at that time.

@all... Was it a good move? Or should I have continued the GD for 4-5 mins more?

May 06, 2007

May-MAT (perhaps last MBA entrance exam for me) is over

MAT was today. My sixth attempt :D.
I think I can safely expect 99.9+ in at least a couple of sections. And if I don't get very less percentiles in Verbal section, 99.99 is not impossible, I guess.

Dekhte hai kya hota hai...

April 26, 2007

Welingkar PG GDPI calls out!

I am selected for GDPI for Welingkar's GDPI programs. GDPI is held on first week of June.

I hope I make it into JB itself.

April 06, 2007

KJ : results out... me also out

KJ results are out. Me, neither in selected, nor on waitlisted...

So, CET is the only hope.

Haresh, gear up... maximise on your last chance [:)]

April 03, 2007

Final results

Final rejection from NM, TAPMI and Fore.

Waiting for KJ.

CET results are just out : 97.44 %ile with score of 114.

March 04, 2007

ATMA results :

My ATMA result :

Quantitative : 99.76
Verbal : 94.56
Analytical : 99.60

Total : 99.76

Much below my expectation.

February 23, 2007

Feb-MAT result : 99.96 percentile

Here is my score and percentiles... less than last MAT :

Language Comprehension : 99.29
Mathematical Skills : 99.79
Data Analysis & Sufficiency : 99.93
Intelligence & Critical Rsg : 95.42
Indian & Global Environment : 79.71

Overall percentile : 99.96
Composite Score : 800

Let's hope better result in ATMA

February 10, 2007

TAPMI selected

That means 4 calls as of now

NM - 18/2
TAPMI - 3/3
Fore - 7/3
KJ - 10/3

February 08, 2007

February 06, 2007

January 19, 2007

XAT result

XAT result, not a reason to cheer up :

Verbal Ability : 80.64
Quantitative Ability : 73.01
Reasoning & Decision making ability : 87.75

Total Percentile : 86.52

Waiting for a call from GIM :

January 18, 2007

Not selected for SIBM :(

Cut-off for SIBM : 83.5

Not expecting call from SCMHRD, either.

January 08, 2007

SNAP result out

Here is my SNAP result :

English 20.25 /40
Quants 9.50 /50
GK 16.25 /40
Reasoning 25.00 /70
Total 71 /200

Let's see, whether I get calls from SIBM and SCMHRD. I am not quite optimistic for that.

January 06, 2007

NMAT results out : a reason to smile

NMIMS result are out and I am at the bottom in those who got selected.
Score : 69
Rank : 2517

Hope never dies... :)

January 04, 2007

My CAT-06 result : 91.24 percentile :(

DI/LR(Percentile Score) : 88.74
Verbal(Percentile Score) : 82.84
Quantitative Ability(Percentile Score) : 87.26

Total(Percentile Score) : 91.24

It's obviously less than my expectations. Let's see, call kaha-kaha se aate hai