29 July 2007

IIM admission criteria revealed - CAT + Academic Perfornance

IIM admission criteria was made public, because of a petition by Vaishnavi Kasturi, a visually challanged student.
Vaishnavi could not make it to the IIM Bangalore, even after high score in CAT. She filed petition under Right to Information Act (RTI) [pdf].

IIMs give only 20 per cent weightage to the score of CAT (Common Admission Test).
While 40 per cent weightage is given to the academic performance in Class X, XII and graduation scores.
35 per cent weightage is given to Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
Chartered accountants get 5 per cent weightage.

So, guys n gals dreaming of admission in IIMs start your prepation earliest, from class 10th itself.

Good Luck.

15 July 2007

Harry Potter : The Order of the Phoenix

The 5th movie of Harry Potter series released on July 11th after preponed from July 13.
It's "Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix".
The movie was released in Surat (my home town) in Hindi as "Harry Potter aur Phoenix ki fauj".

I watched the both versions. No no its not that I liked it too much ;) !

So far the movie was good as far as animation, special effects and acting was concerned, But I personally felt it a little boring.

For the first time watchers of Harry Potter series, this movie was total time pass, but for those who were Harry Potter fans, the film is superb. The reason I found the film boring may be that I am not big fan of Harry Potter, though I liked the previous movies.

It was same story plot of fun in the beginning and much exciting and full of special effects climax with a hint of the next movie of the series.

This time the main attraction (??? ;)) was the character of Dolores Umbridge, especially her smile .. "hi hi" (J.K. Rowling describes as toad-like) !! Everyone hated her as she is always punishing the students and banned teaching the magic in school.

Anyways, I enjoyed the movie at Surat better than at Mumbai.
People were enjoying the movie with whistles and clapppings at Surat, while at Mumbai people enjoyed by sharing comments with neighbours only.

Well, let me stop here.
Ciao till next post.