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How To Approach WAT-PI At SJMSOM

Hello Aspirants, Team Admissions welcomes you to the first live chat session for the batch of 2018-20. Join the live chat @ 8 pm on Monday, 19th February 2018 to get all your doubts about the WAT PI process at SJMSOM. This is going to be the first of the many live chat sessions that will be conducted this year. Don't miss the opportunity to interact live with students of SOM and get all your apprehensions cleared. All the best!

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SJMSoM IIT Bombay
Feb 19
08:00 PM

Feb 19
09:00 PM
  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    Hi Team,

    08:00 PM

  • Profile Picture Chirag Singh

    Hey!!

    08:00 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    Which mark is considered for final merit list. Sclaed score or percentile score ?

    08:01 PM

  • Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Hello Aspirants, Team Admissions welcomes you to the first live chat session for the batch 2018-20. Kindly feel free to ask any questions about the WAT PI process at SJMSOM. 

    08:01 PM

  • Profile Picture Chirag Singh

    Scaled I suppose

    08:01 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    But in website it says scaled score for shorlisting and percentile score for merit list

    08:02 PM

  • Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Overall percentile score would be used for the final selection

    08:02 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    Can you clarify what is percentile score ? Our percentile ?

    08:03 PM

  • Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    No, it is the CAT score that will be used. 

    08:03 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    Thank you!!

    08:04 PM

  • Profile Picture Gautam Anikirala

    I would like to know how likely is it for them to ask on academics for work ex guys? bbriefly

    08:04 PM

  • Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    CAT score / total possible CAT score * weightage

    08:04 PM

  • Profile Picture Gautam Anikirala

    I would like to know how likely is it for them to ask on academics for work ex guys? bbriefly

    08:04 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    They can questions on graduation subjects as well. It is better to know the basic stuffs and prepare for 2 favourite subjects.

    08:05 PM

  • Profile Picture Anmol Garg

    I am a CSE grad passed in 2013 having relevant work exp also but for a time being  i am not in touch with my grad subject but i am very good in History so while mentioning the subject i am interested in can i take the discussion to history rather than CSE subjects 

    08:05 PM

  • Profile Picture Apoorv Lall

    Can you tell is more about the 2 Wats ?

    08:06 PM

  • Profile Picture Anmol Garg

    I am a CSE grad passed in 2013 having relevant work exp also but for a time being  i am not in touch with my grad subject but i am very good in History so while mentioning the subject i am interested in can i take the discussion to history rather than CSE subjects 

    08:05 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It is advised to have decent knowledge about your CSE subjects as that is one way for the panel to understand how you are oriented towards acads etc. You can always mention history and show your forte in it. (But it will be more along the lines of hobbies or GK)

    08:07 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    According to last year what was the final cutoff (After WAT-PI)for general   ?

    08:07 PM

  • Profile Picture Apoorv Lall

    Can you tell is more about the 2 Wats ?

    08:06 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    You will be given two topics to choose from. You are required to CHOOSE ONE and attempt that.

    08:08 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanyam Jain

    is there always options?

    08:09 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    According to last year what was the final cutoff (After WAT-PI)for general   ?

    08:07 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It depends entirely on the final selection criteria. It differs from year to year.

    08:10 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanyam Jain

    is there always options?

    08:09 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Yes, you will get to choose from two options.

    08:10 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanyam Jain

    why does the process mentions 1:30-7:30 , does it includes a lot of time waiting for your PI?

    08:10 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    Does a professional career gap affect ur chances of getting in ?

    08:10 PM

  • Profile Picture Ananth Mohan

    The WAT topics could be anything from abstract to current affairs right?

    08:11 PM

  • Profile Picture Asutosh Behera

    Hi,

    Does the panel expect us to know about the streams of MBA such as Finance, Marketing etc.

    08:11 PM

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    Can you  tell me what topics they generally ask in WAT?

    08:11 PM

  • Profile Picture Ambika Prasad Chanda

    Does a professional career gap affect ur chances of getting in ?

    08:10 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    not really. You need to justify your career gap well to the panelist.

    08:12 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanyam Jain

    why does the process mentions 1:30-7:30 , does it includes a lot of time waiting for your PI?

    08:10 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    You will have having your WAT PI process and then your will be divided into panels and have your interviews. It depends on the panel and how much time they wish to take with the candidates. Hence, the slot is from 1:30-7:30

    08:12 PM

  • Profile Picture Ananth Mohan

    The WAT topics could be anything from abstract to current affairs right?

    08:11 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Yes.

    08:12 PM

  • Profile Picture Asutosh Behera

    Hi,

    Does the panel expect us to know about the streams of MBA such as Finance, Marketing etc.

    08:11 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    you need to know about the domain you are interested in ... And why you want to do MBA in that particular domain. Also, it is always better to know somewhat about that domain to get brownie points in interview

    08:14 PM

  • Profile Picture Anmol Garg

    i have a gap of 2 years from my leaving the company in the time being i appeared for upsc interview can it be a justification for professional gap

    08:14 PM

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    Can you  tell me what topics they generally ask in WAT?

    08:11 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    They can range from current trends, abstracts, pertinent topics on which you might be required to have an opinion . It important to structure the answer well and include relevant points. Giving good examples would be a bonus

    08:14 PM

  • Profile Picture roy.debayan

    I have cat oa of 97.83 with 17 months exp. Is there any realistic chance of converting at such a low score? 

    08:14 PM

  • Profile Picture Jeevan Reddy

    Any easy and economical way to come from airport to IITB?

    08:15 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanyam Jain

    on a different note, iits mba are known for ops, but how good are fin placcements @sjmsom?

    08:15 PM

  • Profile Picture roy.debayan

    I have cat oa of 97.83 with 17 months exp. Is there any realistic chance of converting at such a low score? 

    08:14 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It highly depends on Wat PI performance. since 47.5% weightage is on wat pi. All the best !! Perform well!

    08:15 PM

  • Profile Picture Ananth Mohan

    Is the interview panel aware of my cat score and it's split up?

    08:16 PM

  • Profile Picture Anmol Garg

    i have a gap of 2 years from my leaving the company in the time being i appeared for upsc interview can it be a justification for professional gap

    08:14 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Yes, this can be a justification. But as you know the preparation for UPSC exam is vast, so you may be asked question from a wide range. In case you are able to answer these, this might be a bonus. Do prepare a justification for why you want get in corporate after preparing for a government service. There is no need to be fazed upon such question. Just prepare well, and it should be fine.

    08:16 PM

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    Only overall percentile of cat score will be considered or sectional cut off will also be considered?

    08:16 PM

  • Profile Picture Jeevan Reddy

    Any easy and economical way to come from airport to IITB?

    08:15 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Auto is good option. It approx. takes 40 mins to reach iit b depending on the traffic

    08:16 PM

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    Only overall percentile of cat score will be considered or sectional cut off will also be considered?

    08:16 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Overall CAT score will be used for the final merit list.

    08:17 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    what will be duration of WAT and PI??

    08:17 PM

  • Profile Picture Ananth Mohan

    Is the interview panel aware of my cat score and it's split up?

    08:16 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Your admission form that you filled is with the panel. They may or may not choose to view it.

    08:19 PM

  • Profile Picture Akash Aggarwal

    Hi, how much of academics do they ask?....

    08:19 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanyam Jain

    on a different note, iits mba are known for ops, but how good are fin placcements @sjmsom?

    08:15 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Goldman Sach, ICICI Bank , Axis bank , Crisil , Yes Bank , JP Morgan and many more also come to SJMSOM for fin placement. For further details you can refer to sjmsom placement report in the website .

    08:19 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    what will be duration of WAT and PI??

    08:17 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    WAT is for 30 minutes and your PI may appropriately take 20 mins. It completely depends on the panel.

    08:19 PM

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    I am from EEE background but working as IT consultant and frankly speaking I have forgot everything about EEE...will the panel will ask about my engineering subjects ?

    08:20 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    What is the word range for WAT??

    08:20 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanyam Jain

    will a btech from IIT be beneficial during PIs?

    08:21 PM

  • Profile Picture Akash Aggarwal

    Hi, how much of academics do they ask?....

    08:19 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    In case you have work experience, panelists expect you to know about basics of graduation subjects and also it is good to be prepared with 2 favorite subjects. In case you are fresher, it is very important to know in details about academic subjects.

    08:21 PM

  • Profile Picture roy.debayan

    Does the panel ask guesstimation questions? Is it important? 

    08:21 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    What is the word range for WAT??

    08:20 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    You will get to know about this detail during you wat pi process.

    08:22 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    What is the ratio of people called for watpi  to conversion for SJSOM? 

    08:22 PM

  • Profile Picture RAGHVENDRA YADAV

    What will be weights given to CAT score, WAT, and PI in final selection?

    08:23 PM

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    I am from EEE background but working as IT consultant and frankly speaking I have forgot everything about EEE...will the panel will ask about my engineering subjects ?

    08:20 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Yes, they may ask you from your EEE background. Do be well versed with the projects that your have undertaken as a consultant and revise your EEE if possible. It just reflects very well on you. Mostly your background and 4 years of B.Tech might feature a small part of the interview. It again depends on how your carry your interview forward.

    08:23 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    What is the ratio of people called for watpi  to conversion for SJSOM? 

    08:22 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It is approximately 1:10.

    08:24 PM

  • Profile Picture roy.debayan

    Does the panel ask guesstimation questions? Is it important? 

    08:21 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Not necessary. In case you have a consulting background, they may ask you guesstimates. They may not be expecting structured approach.

    08:24 PM

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    how many students are called for each slot ?

    08:24 PM

  • Profile Picture RAGHVENDRA YADAV

    What will be weights given to CAT score, WAT, and PI in final selection?

    08:23 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    CAT 2017 Overall Percentile Score : 37.5 % Personal Interaction (WAT & PI) : 47.5 % ( Wat - 10% and pi - 37.5%) Candidate’s Profile : 15%

    08:26 PM

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    how many students are called for each slot ?

    08:24 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It depends on the slot booking and panels.

    08:26 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    And I have my flight scheduled at 11pm on march 12. And my watpi is scheduled from 1.30-7.30pm.

    08:26 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    Do I need to reschedule the flight? 

    08:27 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    I know it is a bit far fetched question...but want to know what will be the fee structure for 2018-2020 batch? i have gone through fee structure for17-19 will it be on similar lines or is it expected to increase??

    08:27 PM

  • Profile Picture Charuvind Atre

    How can I show work experience for my startup? We have incorporated as a pvt ltd and I am the director. Will a self declaration suffice?

    08:28 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    I know it is a bit far fetched question...but want to know what will be the fee structure for 2018-2020 batch? i have gone through fee structure for17-19 will it be on similar lines or is it expected to increase??

    08:27 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It majorly depends on the IIT B accounts department since it includes hostel fee and mess fees as well. Even if it changes, it will not differ majorly.

    08:29 PM

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    I am having a work ex and in documents needed it is asking for 1st salary slip and recent month salary slip,but I don't have my 1st salary slip :(  Pls help me on this

    08:29 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    And I have my flight scheduled at 11pm on march 12. And my watpi is scheduled from 1.30-7.30pm.

    08:26 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It would have been better if you had taken a buffer, since you will have to reach the airport an hour before, and you will need to include travelling time (Mumbai traffic in evening can be unpredictable). You should be able to catch the flight, but in case your are one of the last few people on the panel, it might get tricky/ might be a hassle for you.

    08:29 PM

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    I am having a work ex and in documents needed it is asking for 1st salary slip and recent month salary slip,but I don't have my 1st salary slip :(  Pls help me on this

    08:29 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    It is fine if your start date is mentioned in the recent payslip as well. There must be proof of you start date.

    08:31 PM

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    Will my joining letter can be accepted ?

    08:31 PM

  • Profile Picture Charuvind Atre

    How can I show work experience for my startup? We have incorporated as a pvt ltd and I am the director. Will a self declaration suffice?

    08:28 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Kindly mail your query in details to the admissions team: admissions@som.iitb.ac.in Do mention what all proofs that you have, along with the documents.

    08:32 PM

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    Will my joining letter can be accepted ?

    08:31 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    it is okay if it has start date mentioned in it. Also carry subsequent payslips till date.

    08:33 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    Is there any specific area that SJMSOM focuses on during an interview??....just like iim c has a great liking towards maths questions in a interview,is there any such special area where som professors are interested in??

    08:39 PM

  • Profile Picture Dheeraj Sekhar

    Is there any specific area that SJMSOM focuses on during an interview??....just like iim c has a great liking towards maths questions in a interview,is there any such special area where som professors are interested in??

    08:39 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Nothing specific!! your academics knowledge (graduation), work experience projects are tested mostly. And sometimes your quants and logical reasoning knowledge can be tested as well.

    08:42 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    I have my pi scheduled on 12th march,  1.30-7.30pm....from what time can I expect the accomodation to be provided? 

    08:47 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    I have my pi scheduled on 12th march,  1.30-7.30pm....from what time can I expect the accomodation to be provided? 

    08:47 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    As per the IIT B hostel rules, accommodation can be provided for 24 hours. You can contact us at any time for it. Just plan your arrival accordingly.

    08:50 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    Whom to request for? 

    08:51 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    Whom to request for? 

    08:51 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    You can contact on any of the numbers mentioned in the documents provided with the shortlist (Accommodation document) once you arrive at the campus in case you have booked your accommodation. If you are still left to book it, kindly mail on admissions@som.iitb.ac.in

    08:53 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    I have already requested for accommodation. So,  the 24hours accommodation will be provided as per my convenience? 

    08:56 PM

  • Profile Picture Sanjit Sarkar

    I have already requested for accommodation. So,  the 24hours accommodation will be provided as per my convenience? 

    08:56 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Yes.

    08:56 PM

  • Profile Picture Ayush Tayal

    Are interviews taken by professors only or alums might take them as well?

    08:58 PM

  • Profile Picture Ayush Tayal

    Are interviews taken by professors only or alums might take them as well?

    08:58 PM

    Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    Both will take the interviews.

    08:59 PM

  • Profile Picture SJMSoM IIT Bombay

    All the best for your WAT-PI process. Hope we answered your queries. You can reach out to us on Facebook/Pagal Guy anytime. We will have another session if needed. 

    09:01 PM

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    thanks :)

    09:02 PM

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