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Name: Atul Bodke
Graduation College : Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)
Course: B.Tech. in Information Technology
Graduation Aggregate: 8.0 GPA
Pursuing/Pursued MBA from: Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I)
Corresponding entrance test & score :
Common Admission Test (CAT) - 97.87 percentile


GD/PI calls from:

  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C)
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L)
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I)

GD/PI calls converted:

  • Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I)

Entrance Exams appeared: CAT & CET

Preparation

I started preparing for CAT in July 2009 for CAT 2010, basically this was the time when I photocopied my friend's CAT preparation material :P, I didn't join any regular coaching class except Mock-CAT in July2009 because I was never serious about CAT. I was strong in Quant and DI, so while preparing my main focus was on only Verbal part. I efficiently used my daily 2 hours of traveling time and lecture hours for CAT studies.I went through my friend's preparation material once during July - August period. I was very regular with Mock-CAT so that helped me in preparing. Also I used material from websites for DI and Verbal part.
I was never worried about the maths and logic related things. In these sections, speed was my strength but accuracy was haunting me, so I brushed up maths concepts and was always curious to solve difficult problems. My major weakness was verbal, for that I worked on grammar and GRE flash cards.

Advice to juniors

Find out your strengths and weaknesses, Try to get familiar with difficult topics, Solve as many questions as you can and always revise the concepts. Focus on Mock-CATs, give each paper seriously and do thorough analysis 2 times after EACH Mock exam and once you get the result. Don't loose your confidence if you are not scoring well in a particular section, work hard and it will pay out on the D-day. If you work hard and follow the correct strategy considering your ability, its not at all difficult to get into IIMs or any other good B School. Be confident and work hard !!! :)

Experience in MBA Institute

The faculty is good. Finance and Marketing domain faculties are awesome. All of them are well experienced and have intense industrial knowledge. I would rate nine on a scale of ten. For visiting faculty, it is a ten on ten without any doubt.
Campus is situated atop a scenic hillock named Prabandh-Shikhar, and truly worth for its name as "Planet-I". IIM I has a solid infrastructure ranging from a very beautiful campus and hostels to a strong IT backbone. It has 13 hostel blocks and 3 ER blocks; every block has a square in the center which has basketball and/or badminton courts and/or lawns. Each hostel block has a common room where facilities such as wall-mounted televisions, printers, table-tennis tables and carrom and chess games are available. New sport complex consists of swimming pool , squash court, world class auditorium. Dedicated mess facilities and round the clock canteen facilities are available in the hostels. Because of all this and many more, campus life becomes awesome.