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How To Approach A CD-PI At NMIMS Mumbai

With the call letters being offered for NMIMS, it's high time for the aspirants to up their game, if they intend to make it to one of the top B-schools of the country. Join me for a live chat, where I would be guiding the potential aspirants on how to approach a CD-PI at NMIMS Mumbai.

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Sumangal Kamath
Feb 05
08:30 PM

Feb 05
09:30 PM
  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Hi guys! Shoot in your queries! 

    08:33 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Any queries you have about CD-PI at NMIMS. Do ask me! 

    08:35 PM

  • Profile Picture Jaitsy Ghosh

    Are we supposed to know about the MBA stream we want to study?

    08:40 PM

  • Profile Picture Jaitsy Ghosh

    I mean will there be particular questions from that stream?

    08:41 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Hi, it's not necessary! At NMIMS, we elect our specialisation in our second year. So it's fine to not know what you want. However if you are firm on what your specialisation would be, do mention it with concrete reasons 

    08:41 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    There may be questions, if you highlight that you are inclined towards a particular stream. Depends.. 

    08:42 PM

  • Profile Picture Jaitsy Ghosh

    Thank you

    08:43 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Any other queries?

    08:43 PM

  • Profile Picture Anchita Vohra

    Any particular area that we should put more emphasis on, for the interview?

    08:50 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    There's never a particular area. But be prepared with your hygiene questions, your SOP that you have submitted, your academics, and work ex. 

    08:51 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    do you have work ex? 

    08:51 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Also like I mentioned if you are inclined towards anything, it could be a subject, a language, a sport, make sure you are able to answer questions on it 

    08:52 PM

  • Profile Picture Anchita Vohra

    Yes

    08:52 PM

  • Profile Picture Anchita Vohra

    Ok

    08:52 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Be prepared with answering questions on your work ex as well. 

    08:52 PM

  • Profile Picture Anchita Vohra

    Okay!

    08:53 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Eg: You say AR is fav music director, you need to be that prepared that you're able to answer any question on AR Rahman

    08:53 PM

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    Read the budget really well. Be thorough with it.

    08:53 PM

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    See what went wrong, what could've been better. 

    08:54 PM

  • Profile Picture Anchita Vohra

    Will keep these things in mind :)

    08:54 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Sure all the best! When's your interview! 

    08:54 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    Is cd an elimination round? 

    08:54 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Go through my article on the same! Will help

    08:54 PM

  • Profile Picture Shivani Agarwal

    What's the approach for CD?

    08:55 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Hi Namit! In my year there was no elimination post CD. Every candidate was called for CD and PI. 

    08:55 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    Okay thanks! 

    08:55 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Hi Shivani, I've written an article on how to approach a CD, read it ! Will send you the link. 

    08:56 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Will also give you some pointers here.

    08:56 PM

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    For the structure, refer the article

    08:57 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Apart from that, try to make concrete points. Have supporting statements, if you have relevant examples, shoot that

    08:57 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Don't be desperate. Talk only when you can make sense. You will noticed then

    08:58 PM

  • Profile Picture Shivani Agarwal

    Okay thank you :)

    08:58 PM

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    What is the weightage of cdpi in final selection?

    08:58 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Also, don't cut someone when he/she is necessary unless the person is not willing to stop at all

    08:58 PM

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    speaking*

    08:58 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Hi Pranav, you' ll have to refer to the website. Would be mentioned there.

    08:59 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    But remember, CD-PI is very crucial. I had a very decent score of 214, and no work ex. What saved me was my excellent CD-PI and academics

    09:00 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Half an hour more to go guys! Shoot in all your queries! 

    09:01 PM

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    OK Thanks!

    09:01 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    Do they award a point for non engineering background? 

    09:01 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    I don't think so. It will be mentioned in the prospectus/ website. I am a commerce student myself. 

    09:03 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    As a commerce student, you would be better able to explain why MBA, I guess?>

    09:04 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    Yup! 

    09:04 PM

  • Profile Picture Shivani Agarwal

    What are the documents to carry?

    09:06 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Good! All the best! When's your interview?

    09:06 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Shivani, that would have been told to you right? In the CD- PI call letter. There are quite a lot of things you need to carry, so make sure you go through it. 

    09:07 PM

  • Profile Picture Evanya Sharma

    I have a score of 212 and two years of work ex. But my academics are also very average. Will it be very difficult for me to convert?

    09:09 PM

  • Profile Picture Shivani Agarwal

    Actually they haven't mentioned about CV..  So do we have to include it?

    09:10 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Hi Evanya! Look impossible is just an opinion! Our cut off last year was 208, and I know of a lot of people who converted it at 208. So make sure, your CD-PI goes really well. You have to ensure it goes well! 

    09:10 PM

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    Really well*!

    09:11 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Umm Shivani, I had carried my CV Last year. Do you have it ready?

    09:11 PM

  • Profile Picture Shivani Agarwal

    Not yet

    09:12 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    If you have one,, take it. If they have mentioned, then take it. If not its your choice. 

    09:13 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    How long does the cd pi process last? 

    09:13 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Haha Namit! Good question

    09:13 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    It totally depends

    09:13 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    For CD they would have allotted some time, so they'll make sure your CD comes to an end within the given time. However for PI, it all depends on how far you can drive the discussion 

    09:14 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    Cool! 

    09:16 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Glad I was able to help! 

    09:16 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    Guys, 15 minutes to go! Shoot in all your queries related to CD-PI

    09:16 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    10 mins more guys! Would love to answer all your questions 

    09:21 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    but make sure it's within the next 10 mins. 

    09:21 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    Out of context but which one is better nmims or sibm, honest answer plz? ??

    09:23 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    NMIMS Mumbai! 

    09:23 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    You can always check for rankings, to substantiate that! 

    09:24 PM

  • Profile Picture Shivani Agarwal

    Does it give a negative impact if we are unable to answer or answer incorrectly?

    09:25 PM

  • Profile Picture Namit Bandi

    Thank you for your time! 

    09:25 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    The faculty, locational factor, infrastructure, facilities, competitions, industry exposure adds on to our our great placements! And not to forget our Alumni base.

    09:25 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    No Shivani. I t does not. However remember one thing if you don't know something I'd suggest don't pretend like u know it. Half knowledge isn't good. Rather say that you don't it or tell the panel that you'd like to give it a try!

    09:27 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    But never pretend. 

    09:27 PM

  • Profile Picture Sumangal Kamath

    It was a great session guys! Wish you all the best for your upcoming interviews! And hope to see you on the other side :) Do read my article, on how to approach a CD. 

    09:28 PM

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    Signing off , for now! Good luck to all :) 

    09:29 PM

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