Wednesday, January 03, 2007

On Top of the World

If you'd asked me before November 19th, 2006 if I thought I would "bell" the CAT, I would have told you that I was confident of getting a ninety-nine percentile, but not of clearing all the sectional cut-offs.

Which goes to show why you must never ever think you "know" CAT. They removed the English Usage section, which was what used to get me a ninety-nine point whatever percentile, but the other sections went well, and I was hopeful, since no one seemed to be able to give the correct answer key for the English section.

I got a 98.6 percentile in CAT 2006. Cleared all the sectional cut-offs with above 96 in two sections and above 95 in one. I got to know the result yesterday, and I was absolutely down-in-the-dumps because it seemed to rule out the top three IIM's.

So today morning, my parents woke me up at six to check the IIMA call list. I got up reluctantly, because I "knew" that I wouldn't make it through. "Just tell us your registration number," they said. "We'll check it." Of course, I couldn't let them do that, and I checked it myself. But the page wasn't loading.

So I went to PagalGuy, to check what people were saying there. And on the IIMA call thread, I learnt that IIMA had mentioned the selection criteria (I suppose because they knew they would have to do it eventually, thanks to the RTI Act) - candidates whose percentile in each section was above 95.33 and who have an overall percentile above 98.3 have been called for the GD & PI. Oh man, I couldn't sit still after reading that!

But the page still wasn't loading! Ah, such agonizing minutes. But finally it did load, and I keyed in my number and date of birth, and TADA!

You have been short-listed for Group Discussion and Personal Interview for admission to PGP (2007-2009 batch), IIMA. You are requested to visit the website on or after January 10, 2007 to check for Interview date, time and venue.

You will receive our official letter soon.

Whee! Did I mention that I love the world? And all that's in it? Which includes you?

I don't care if I'm at a disadvantage among all those ninety-nine percentile engineers with work-ex. I'm a fresher and I got a call! 1,53,000 people wrote it, 608 people got calls in the General category, and I'm one of them. Damn, but this feels good.
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ak said...


N A R I YA L C H U T N E Y said...

Congrats Jasmine :) , Way to Go . All the Best for your GD & Interview :)

N A R I YA L C H U T N E Y said...

BTW , Seems this is a very nice post to start a new year with :D

Jade said...

aj: Thanks! :)

Nariyal Chutney: Heh. I know. Very auspicious. Btw, I love your profile pic. :)

ardent fan said...

WOW!...amazing...see..what a blasting start to the new year..I should say

Happy new career!

-ardent fan

clemenza said...


Congrats....looks like 2007 is your year.

All the best for Gd and PI


Jade said...

ardent fan: Yeah, I sure hope this IS my year! :)

tECHJ: Thanks. Don't even want to think about GD-PI right now.

shub said...

this is great news! nice way to start the year! :D COngrats and good luck, babe!

Anonymous said...

Great work Jasmine. Thumbs up for the GD and PI. You have what it takes to burn a fire. :)


Jade said...

shub: Thanks! I just hope the good luck continues to the next round as well. :)

Nishant: Hello! Long time, no see. (If you are that Nishant.) :)

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