IIM Shillong Interview Experience.

IIM Shillong Cutoff 2017 is the minimum marks required to qualify for getting a call from the institute to participate in the further rounds of admission. The candidates interested in pursuing management courses from IIM Shillong will be required to appear for CAT 2017 and clear the cutoff for getting shortlisted. Apart from the cutoff, IIM-S uses multiple parameters for shortlisting the candidates such as the past academic performance in 10th, 12th & graduation, work experience etc. The shortlisted candidates are then required to appear for Writing Skills Assessment Test (WSAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Expected cutoffs off IIMs:


XAT 2017 First Cut Analysis



XAT has always known to be a difficult exam with tricky questions and time consuming unlike CAT. However the paper was easier than always. The number of questions being reduced was good for the students to have better have attempts, as XAT has always been an exam to be tested with the skill of leaving out the difficult questions and focusing on High Accuracy.


Good attempts with 85-90% accuracy would enable to meet XLRI Expected Cut-Offs

Sectional Analysis:



Strategy for CET

Maharashtra-CET (MH-CET) is the state-level entrance test conducted for admissions to MBA and MMS Programs, offered by management colleges in Maharashtra. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts the MH-CET every year.

The syllabus of CET covers most of the usual topics that appear in an MBA entrance exam, save for GK.


Strategy for CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted by AICTE, for admissions to MBA & other Post Graduate Diploma courses in Management. CMAT scores are accepted by various B-schools, all over the country.

The exam has 4 sections. Now, there is no specific formula that will ensure that you crack a particular exam. However, forming a strategy to prepare for it, will ensure a high probability of clearing the admission cut-offs.


Strategy for Logical Reasoning

A lot of people find Logical Reasoning (LR) tough; especially for exams like CAT, XAT, etc. However, the right approach towards your preparation can help you master this section.

Logical Reasoning is a section that requires two things; practice, and familiarity. Sections like Quants and Verbal Ability contain a lot of questions that require you to know certain concepts like mathematical formulas or grammatical rules, beforehand. However, logical reasoning hardly has any questions that need you to know important concepts beforehand.


Strategy for XAT – Decision Making

Decision Making has been a regular part of XAT in recent years. It is asked in the form of passages that are followed by one or more questions pertaining to it. The answer options to these questions are pretty close and you will be compelled to think twice, before answering the question.

In the past few years, XAT has seen an increase in the number of questions on Decision Making. This makes Decision Making an important factor in clearing percentile cut-offs. Unfortunately, a lot of students don’t know how to prepare for this section, and end up with low scores for this section. Lack of Knowledge and a lack of time invested in preparing, are the reasons for low scores in Decision Making.


Strategy for Arithmetic

Here is a quick strategy for studying Arithmetic, which is a part of the syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude for MBA entrance exams.

1)      Percentages: This topic is one of the foundations with which you should build your preparation for Quant. It is a basic topic where you will learn how to remove percentages of numbers and values. You will also learn how to convert percentage values to fractions and vice-versa.