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Akshay Mehndiratta, the former IIT, Delhi alumni has secured a perfect 100 percentile and aims to join IIM, Ahmedabad. Currently, he is preparing for Personal Interview and Written ability Test round from Career Launcher, Educate.
Magnifying his ambition to improve his grocery store, he set his 'sight' on IIM and underwent training in Career Launcher, Tirupati. He has been short-listed by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode.
Rahul Sharma, 30, who scored 100 percentile in CAT 2016 is not your typical MBA aspirant. Having successfully cleared the exam earlier, and graduating from IIM Ahmedabad in 2011, Rahul now spends his time counselling and coaching students at Career Launcher, as the academic head of Gurgaon and Faridabad. Rahul gave up on a lucrative career at Yes Bank, and took to teaching.
That means he was taking the CAT test for the second time, but he had an entirely different purpose to appear for the exams this year. Ask him, and he says he wanted to teach his students how to score well.
The results of CAT 2016 was declared today, January 9, 2017. Kolkata boy Avidipto Chakraborty topped the examination with 100 per cent marks. Regarding the success, the BITS Pilani student said, "Mock test and analysis is the key to my success. I gave two to three mock tests on a daily basis and in total, i gave 86 mock tests of different institutes like Times, Career launcher and other institutions."
Akshay's weak areas were Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension, so he paid more attention towards this section. He joined TIME test series, and enrolled at Career Launcher for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.
Meanwhile, Amit Goyal, Career Launcher, Uttarakhand centre director said, "One of our students from Doon, Rishi Sood having bagged 97.08 percentile has already got a call from IIM Ahmedabad and Bangalore while our another student-Sonakshi from IIT Roorkee is the likely girls state topper. While our student, Paritosh Kumar from DIT Dehradun also bagged 99.31 percentile. More students excelled in CAT results this year"
Gautam Puri, co-founder of Career Launcher, a coaching centre, said, "Last year, one could easily move to the next question if it was difficult to attempt, but this year, the questions that seemed easy turned out to be complicated. Students ended up wasting precious time on them."
The first batch was conducted in the morning. Students of this batch were able to answer the exam well as most questions had been expected without any major surprises. The number of questions as well as the difficulty level was almost the same as 2015.
The afternoon paper was tougher than the one in the morning. There are many variations in CAT and they progress from year to year. Going by the trend, this could be one of the toughest papers but not the toughest alone. One of the sections of the paper was very easy; just because two sections were difficult, one can't say the whole paper was tough
According to Gautam Puri, co-founder of Career launcher, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension was similar as last year and students have completed the section with five minutes to spare. "The VA/RC section was easy and it was so similar to the last year's paper that students finished it with five minutes to spare. Around 30 attempts out of the 34 questions can be expected from this section by students."
CL Educate Limited has diversified operations across six business segments spanning the education value chain, across learners of multiple age-groups. Led by a team of qualified professionals including IIT-IIM alumni
Talking about the MoU, Mr. Nikhil Mahajan, Executive Director & CFO, CL Educate said, "In this era of start-ups, Innovation and research can play a pivotal role. With this understanding, we aim to make innovation accessible to millions of youngsters in schools, colleges and jobs".
As Gautam Puri, co-founder, Career Launcher, says, "One needs to use both skills, high number of attempts and accuracy to master this section. QA has, perhaps, been the easiest section over the last two years. The focus is only on simple application of basics and nothing too convoluted. If there is a change in pattern in the test, you can expect a slightly more tricky quant section."
Over the last two years, CAT has set a benchmark with respect to the level of interest and difficulty in this section. It forces you to think. If VARC (verbal ability and reading comprehension) is test of speed and number of attempts, DILR forces you to be calm and composed while selecting the sets to be attempted and focus on accuracy. Five sets (20 questions) with 80% accuracy might fetch you around 95 percentile.
On November 28, CL Educate and Kestone, India's leading integrated marketing services organised India's first innovation summit MeltingPot2020. This symposium has paved the roadmap to create an innovation-fuelled global economy powered by breakthrough research at the institutional and corporate level.
Among the Indian MBA entrance exams, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) test is the most complicated. While the three-section CAT 2016 with a time limit of one hour for each section is essentially only a test of knowledge and speed, the IIFT paper tests your aptitude and temperament.
B-school aspirants are just a few days away from some of the most prestigious B-school entrance exams. While the NMAT exam is already underway, IIFT and CAT are just two weeks away, and that too within a week of each other. This will then be followed by CAT, TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test) and XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), in that order.
To avoid such tension and confusion, most candidates seek advice from toppers, experts and alumni. This article provides the mantra of Gautam Puri for the last month preparation tips for CAT 2016. Read this article for the proper last month strategy for CAT 2016 and stop panicking.
"It is yet to be seen whether the number of questions per section or the break-up of the types of questions in a section changes or not. Having said that, one could expect a slightly more challenging and intuitive paper," says Gautam Puri from Career Launcher, a coaching centre for CAT.
A select group of Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Dean (Research), and also senior corporate leaders including the CXOs attended the unveiling ceremony. Many of the attendee institutions and corporates are already members of the WAIN and the 'A Million Innovators' program.
The CAT 2016 Registration has started from August 08, 2016 and the last date to apply is September 22, 2016. The entrance test is scheduled to be held on December 04, 2016 in a computer-based format. Most aspirants have already started their preparation for CAT 2016.
The Test date and registration details for the 2016 edition of the common admission test have been announced. While there are no changes in the test pattern in the notification, there are still some things students need to prepare for.
More than 1.5 lakh jobs are to be created in India's digital marketing space in the coming years. Organisations, waking up to the relevance of digital marketing, are on the prowl to recruit the best talent to cash in on the early bird offer, says Sujit Bhattacharyya
Trust always: To be a good boss you need to trust your team 100 per cent - never let them feel unsure of what you think of their intent or motive. When in doubt, give the benefit to your team. A suspicious boss can never be a respected leader.
digitalLEARNING In an exclusive interaction with digitalLEARNING, Nikhil Mahajan, the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, CL Educate speaks in greater detail about the company, its firm foundations, its diversified portfolio, its growth prospects and its innate intent to file for an IPO
Your experience in a startup--even a failed one--could be just the ticket for entry into some of the top business schools in the world. Leading global institutes including Harvard , Wharton , Stanford and Duke Fuqua that are pushing for more diversity are increasingly putting a premium on startup experience, finding qualities such as leadership, creativity, risk-taking ability, and innovation in abundance in such candidates.
In 2012, the IITs for the first time uploaded JEE answer sheets for a “brief period of time” before the final rankings were prepared. In August 2011, the Supreme Court had ruled that examination answer sheets must be made public under the Right to Information Act. "I don't think coaching industry is a menace," said Satya Narayanan R., executive chairman of CL Educate (formerly Career Launcher) which runs a chain of coaching institutes.
Online Tyari provides free and paid reading material, mock question papers, current affairs and job alerts in Hindi, Marathi and English. The app partners with publishers like S Chand Publications, Career Launcher for preparatory material for competitive exams like GATE, UPSC and for those who want to take the probationary officers test.
IITs, HRD ministry have also decided to prepare questions for JEE exams keeping in mind the Class 12 syllabus to reduce the difficulty level. The central government and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have jointly decided to release solved question papers of all joint entrance examinations (JEE) held in the last 50 years, Union human resources development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani said. The move is aimed at helping students and reducing the influence of the coaching industry.
Like every year, even this year myriad management aspirants undertook the aspirational task of preparing for various management entrance exams. Like every year, the entrance exams threw a curve ball at the aspirants with varying levels of difficulty and considerable changes in the paper pattern as compared to the previous years.
The MBA season starter NMAT, was a moderate paper with a few difficult and time taking questions in Logical Reasoning. Cracking NMAT demands speed and a strategy. While the most doable questions should be embraced in the first round of attempting that particular section, the other ones should be done in the remaining time.
IIFT, which was held in November was, unlike its reputation, a moderate paper as well. The Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation sections were clubbed together and so were the English Usage and Reading Comprehension sections. In all, out of the five sections, the Quant & Data Interpretation section had the highest weightage.
Following it up in the next week was CAT on 29th November 2015. The latest avatar of CAT was a 3 hour paper, with three sections with a time limit of 1 hour per section. An online calculator was another inclusion in the format of the exam. Easy questions in the VRC and QA sections brought reliefto the yearning aspirants amidst the challenging DILR section.
Over a year, CAT has transformed from being a difficult exam to an even more logical and easy exam. CAT 2015 was undoubtedly an easy exam, which, in some sense, was a surprise that is now almost becoming a norm. CAT 2016 aspirants must expect a paper which encourages higher order of logical thinking. This does not make the paper easy or difficult but makes it a fair playing ground for engineers and non-engineers alike.
The SNAP exam turned it the other way round.Based on the last ten years papers, this year’s exam was probably the toughest of all. The questions were time consuming and required some computational effort. What might turn up in SNAP this year is unpredictable as its level of difficulty has been erratic in nature.
The XAT exam maintained its reputation of being a good challenge for those who had prepared well for it. A pleasant change in the format was the negative marking for the un-attempted questions. Only 13 un-attempted questions were allowed after which for each un-attempted question there was negative marking. XAT comprises the Decision Making section which is a unique feature of this exam.
In retrospect, it can be said that, barring a few exceptions, MBA entrance exams are moving towards more logical questions which are low on calculation and high on concepts. This yearaspirants should focus on solidifying their concepts and practicing questions that emphasize on these concepts.
The entrance exam season for the undergraduate management admission will start with the SET BBA 2016, to be conducted on May 7 in paper-pencil based mode. Symbiosis International University conducts the exam for the BBA programmes offered by its various institutes. With few days left for the test, Careers360 presents last week preparation tips on SET BBA 2016. This will guide the aspirants on the strategy to follow for the last crucial days before the test.
Gautam Puri, co-founder, Career Launcher, says, "It is one of the easiest tests among all MBA entrance exams. This makes it really important for you to attempt a number of questions in order to get a good percentile.
Education services company CL Educate, best known for its erstwhile test prep brand Career Launcher, has revived its initial public offering plans and is now looking to raise up to Rs 350 crore ($53 million), as per a letter to its shareholders. The company had first filed its documents with the capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India in September 2014. It was looking to raise up to Rs 240 crore ($40 million then) at the time, of which Gaja Capital and the company's promoters were to get about half.
The annual budget has a lot of focus on skilling, new job creation and research-focused higher education which would help in new job creations both in manufacturing and service sector. The greater focus on training and entrepreneurship, especially in the rural sector, will help in faster economic revival and overall development. Nikhil Mahajan, ED & CFO, CL Educate
Satya Narayanan R is the founder of one of Asia's global education corporate, Career Launcher.He was only 25 when he founded it. Career Launcher, or CL for short, started as an MBA group discussion and interview preparation-coaching institute and grew to test preparation for various competitive examinations including the civil services. In 2005, it entered into the K-12 segment and started its own schools under the name, Indus World School.
Since the paper comprises five sections, the ideal way to solve it would be to divide time smartly. "For example, it should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete the Indian and global environment section. Students must make it a point to move on from a particular section once its time is up. This self-control is the key to a balanced score across all the sections," says Gautam Puri, co-founder, CL Educate.
With the various IIMS and others B-schools already releasing their shortlists, MBA aspirants are now focusing on the stage two process of WAT, GD and PI, The stage two process is a test of different skill sets.The parameters on which the candl-dates are judged in this roundare absolutely different from the parameters of round one,the written test.To begin with, GDs have taken a back seat at all the IIMs and also at most of the premier B-schools.WAT has gained wider acceptance and is now prevalent in the stage two of almost every B-school process."Says Gautam Bawa, MBA head, CL educate."
Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman, Career Launcher says, "WAT tests the candidates' knowledge on the given topic along with the writing style. To build on these two, the student must read newspapers and magazines, and cover a wide variety of topics ranging across the domestic and the international circuit."
Why is it important for an entrepreneur to learn new things, you say? Look around you the world is changing constantly, and at a fast speed. Today's times for us might be technologically revolutionary, but for our children, it is their reality.
Two city-based students -- T. Roop Teja and V. Harshendar Reddy -- have secured 99.35 and 99.03 per cent in the Common Admission Test (CAT-2015). Results of the examination were released on January 9. According to Career Launcher (Tirupati) Director N. Sridhar, the students have scored highest marks and eight others from Tirupati have got good percentage in the examination.
On asking about his preparation strategy and how he cracked CAT with a perfect score, Budhiraja said, "I had joined Career Launcher in January last year and took mock tests every week and analysed them regularly. I feel more than studying hard; cracking CAT is about studying smartly as at the end of the day, CAT is after all an aptitude test"
Career Launcher, last time has given an incredulously amazing result. All the students in their respective batch [27/27] were selected and are presently working as PO in J&K BANK. So as always, no matter what, do not forget to have fun, and giving it your best shot, so that when you come out of the room, you have no regrets.
XAT 2016, to be conducted on January 3, 2016, is another chance of redemption for most of the aspirants who have an itchy feeling about their performance in CAT. Moreover, XAT provides a great opportunity to realize the dream of getting into the prestigious XLRI. Students taking the XAT exam need not be vary of the changes in XAT 2016.
With Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) just round the corner, Mr. Gautam Bawa, an MBA expert from Career Launcher gives his insights on what the candidates should keep in mind while appearing for the management entrance exam.
SNAP is regarded as one of the easiest MBA entrance exams. Although this fact remains true almost every year (last year being a stark exception), this paper demands a good strategy and a sound test taking temperament. For an exam like SNAP, speed also comes into picture as 150 questions have to be cracked in a matter of 120 minutes.
The four-year-old startup, which has an employee count of 120, has tied up with institutions that offer courses in subjects like engineering, management, medicine and law. Careers360 raised Rs six crore in angel funding from six angel investors in 2014. The investors include edupreneur and private equity investor Ranjan Pai, who heads Manipal Education and Medical Group; Satya Narayanan, Founder of Career Launcher group; and digital media expert and venture capitalist Mahesh Murthy of Pinstorm.
Careers360, raised capital from five angel investors for expanding its business of helping students take career decisions. "We are not a media play but an education play. The fund that we have raised will help us create an education market place, connecting students with the right career-oriented courses," Peri said in June 2014. Career360 investors include Ranjan Pai, venture capitalist Mahesh Murthy and education company Career Launcher founder Satya Narayanan R.
From laying the foundation stone of Career launcher to venturing into K-12 and vocational education market, Satya Narayanan R, Chairman and Founder, Career Launcher (CL) has grown successfully from a one man start-up to a global education corporate. In an interaction, he tells Franchise India about his vision ahead and how franchising model is beneficial for company's growth.
Phew! CAT 2015 is finally over.Now comes the nerve racking part of waiting for CAT 2015 results. While waiting for the results, most candidates are already guessing and predicting how much should they score in each section to get a certain overall number.
Nervousness, anxiety and excitement - CAT 2015 is sure to witness all of this. With some significant changes in the exam pattern this year, some candidates are a little perplexed about the exam. Considering the performance of candidates in the past exams, it has been noticed that even though many candidates put in all their hard work and are well-prepared for the exam, they tend to become nervous
Confidence level boosts up, if you come to know how many questions you should solve in how many attempts to get the desired score in CAT 2015. For the benefit of CAT 2015 aspirants going to appear in the exam on Nov 29, 2015, this exercise has been done by the Career Launcher, pioneer in providing preparation guidance for CAT and other exams.
The IIFT entrance exam is scheduled for November 22, 2015. We tell you what would be the general pattern of the exam. Take a look.The general pattern includes four sections - General Awareness, English Usage, Reading Comprehension (sub part of section 2), Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (sub part of section 4). Overall 118-128 questions are asked where attempting 80 is counted good.
- Inputs from Gautam Puri and Gautam Bawa of Career Launcher
According to the IIFT 2015 analysis by T.I.M.E. experts, this was among the easier sections of the paper. Career Launcher mentions, Apart from the 3 questions on selection, which had language related errors, the rest of the questions were easy to moderate. All sets were easy in nature and could have been attempted.
The exam for admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), to be held on November 22, 2015, will be the season starter for those students who aren't appearing for NMAT before it. IIFT exam is paper-based and the first such exam before others like SNAP and XAT, which are also paper based. Students, even at this point of time in their preparation, tend to give CAT all the importance and attention (which it probably deserves) and neglect IIFT specific preparation.
All those aspiring to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) this year and joining one of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) need to be prepared for some major changes. In the second and concluding part of our series on surprises in CAT 2015, we look at some of the IIMs, including IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow, and the changes in the admission policy.
The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier II exam is to be conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Sunday, October 25. Almost 1.45 lakh candidates have qualified for the exam. Listed below are three tips provided by R. SHIVA KUMAR, Director - Academics, CL Educate Career Launcher:
An opportunity for business administration aspirants to delve into the higher education and career possibilities, in the field is coming up at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK). The fifth edition of 'Shiksha', a management workshop arranged as part of the annual management fest- 'Back Waters' of the institute will be held from October 30 to November 1 at the campus. The programme will feature a career counseling workshop for school children and a two-day management workshop for degree students.
Career Launcher, an edu-corporate company, will be hosting a free CAT (Common Admission Test) workshop on Sunday (October 11,) at Jyoti Nivas College at 10 a.m. The workshop will focus on the way to tackle questions in the new CAT format. Career Launcher's expert faculty will be conducting a section wise analysis of Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC).
CL Educate, which runs test prep chain Career launcher, has acquired a majority 51% in education technology startup firm Accendere KMS, the company said in a press statement on Thursday. With the acquisition, Hyderabad-based Accendere will be able to tap into over 700 universities in India by leveraging CL Educate's national reach, the statement said. Accendere's core business is to enable academic institutions improve their research output in engineering, technology, medicine, arts and law. It also plans to offer services in overseas markets from 2016.
CL Educate, which runs test preparation centre Career Launcher, today said it has acquired 51 per cent stake in an education technology start-up, Accendere KMS, for an undisclosed amount. However, the company did not disclose financial details of the transaction. In a statement, CL Educate said it now holds 51 per cent stake in Accendere KMS.
CL Educate, which runs test prep chain Career Launcher, has acquired 51 per cent stake in start-up Accendere KMS, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The acquisition enables Accendere, an education technology start-up, to tap into over 700 universities in India by leveraging CL Educate's national reach.
CL Educate, one of the leading education companies has acquired majority stake in EdTech Startup Accendere. With the announcement of a definite agreement, CL Educate now holds 51% stake in Accendere KMS. This acquisition enables Accendere to tap into over 700 universities in India by leveraging CL Educate's national reach across 100 cities in India
CL Educate, which runs test preparation centre Career Launcher, today said it has acquired 51 per cent stake in an education technology start-up, Accendere KMS, for an undisclosed amount. However, the company did not disclose financial details of the transaction. In a statement, CL Educate said it now holds 51 per cent stake in Accendere KMS.
Career Launcher, in association with The Hindu, will present All India Mock IBPS PO Preliminary Examination on 6th (Sunday) and 7th September (Monday). Take the mock test and get the detailed analysis, tentative prelims cut off and all India rank!
This October, the MBA entrance exam season kicks off with the NMAT by GMAC, IIFT and CAT exams. In the coming six weeks, it is of critical importance to reassess and consolidate our exam taking strategy. NMAT by GMAC, being the season-starter, is the first exam in the sequence. Here are a few enlightening points regarding the NMAT by GMAC exam.
The most important thing that students appearing for CAT 2015 should understand is ‘how to manage their time in exam'. To understand more on how can test-takers make use of on-screen calculator in CAT 2015, Shiksha.com had a word with Gautam Bawa, IIM Calcutta Alumni and MBA head at Career Launcher.
For agencies providing such loans, real estate is better collateral. Banks and finance companies are always comfortable lending against property, especially when the amount involved is very high, because they have the collateral in case of a default, said Sreenivasan Ramakrishnan, cofounder of Career Launcher.
Career Launcher, an educational organisation, will be hosting a free workshop to help candidates prepare for banking entrance examinations here on Sunday at its centre in Dilsukhnagar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The session will be anchored by Krishna, Head of Operations, Career Launcher. The session will touch upon strategies to prepare for quant and reasoning section in bank exams.
Gautam Bawa, IIM C Alumni & MBA Head, Career Launcher tells us all about the new eligibility criteria for admission to IIM Ahmedabad The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad gave the yearning aspirants a jolt when it released its new eligibility criteria for the 2016-18 batch. In the new eligibility criteria, the cutoffs have been set for the class 10th, 12th and Graduation percentages.
For Satya Narayanan R, the Founder-Chairman of CL Educate and the poet whose second collection "Dhoondh Le Phir Se" has been recently launched, everything is incidental. I ask, to what? "To what I essentially enjoy and believe in. I became an entrepreneur as I love teaching all age groups. Similarly, poetry for me is a deep inside out journey and I am an instrument capturing the moment which presents itself in words." The teacher and poet puts across everything about his life in simple terms at a luncheon interaction at Spice Root in Imperial Hotel.
CAT 2015, scheduled for 29th November 2015, has left us with more than enough time to reanalyse our strategy and reorient ourselves to face the seemingly new and different exam pattern. The recently released CAT notification describing the 'changes' in the pattern may have muddled up the strategy of many aspirants, but you need to stay calm and study on.
Career Launcher organized a seminar on August 1 and 2 on Law and IPM across Delhi and NCR including Gurgaon and Faridabad. The seminar was attended by over 1200 candidates who were majorly from Class 10th and 12th. R.Sreenivasan, IIM B Alumni and Co-founder Career Launcher, Prof. Amitabh Kodwani representing IIM Indore, Gautam Puri, an IIM B Alumni and Aptitude Guru and Co-founder Career Launcher, Deepu Krishna, a NLIU alumnus and currently Academics Director at lawenterance.com were the distinguished speakers.
Career Launcher conducted its 10th season of Smart Quant Cracker with a series of workshops for CAT 2015 aspirants, to help boost Quant scores in upcoming MBA entrance exams. According to Career Launcher, the Smart Quant Cracker 2015', held in New Delhi on August 1 was attended by 1800 students. The workshop brought to the students practical techniques to solve Quant by eliminating the options and without long calculations and without using Maths. Gautam Puri, an IIM alumni and co-founder, Career Launcher says "India's top business schools attempt to test logic more than calculations.
Students, nowadays are quickly jumping into any stream without analysing their potential, so here are a few must have qualities given by Deepu Krishna, NLIU Alumnus & Program Lead - LAW at CL LST for those who wish to consider Law as their career option:
Career Launcher is organizing a series of seminar in Delhi and NCR for students from class 10th to 12th, their parents, career counselors and teachers on two most sought after career options - LAW and IPM. The students would have a chance to understand the importance of these programmes along with the eligibility criteria and admission pre-requisites for both the career options.
CAT 2015 brings changes in paper pattern besides introducing a single-day testing window. Careers360 brings you expert insights on possible impact of pattern changes on your preparation strategy. In this expert interview, Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman, Career Launcher elaborates on the new pattern and explains how evolution of CAT pattern over the last 6-7 years has only made it closer to its pattern of 1990's. He, however, believes that the changes are for good and the single day-testing will help minimize controversies around normalization processes.
Career Launcher is organizing a series of seminar on August 1 and 2, 2015 in Delhi and NCR for class 10th and 12th students on two most sought after career options - Law and IPM. The seminar is being held with an objective to make the aspirants understand the importance of these programs apart from the eligibility criteria and admission pre-requisites for both of the programmes.
Career Launcher, an edu- corporate, is hosting a symposium on international education, law, BBA and chartered accountancy. The symposium is open to class X, XI, and XII students and will be held on June 28 at Vijaya College in Jayanagar. The four-hour symposium will start at 9 30 am and will touch upon different aspects of SAT and international education options for undergraduate students.
This year, the country has witnessed major flaws with few of the most prestigious competitive exams. While the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) was marred by mass cheating, Common Entrance Test for Health Science Degree Course (MH-CET) and Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) faced issues regarding wrong answer keys and incorrect questions. Inputs by Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman & MD, CL Educate Ltd.
Mr. R. Satya Narayanan Founded CL Educate Ltd (also known as Career Launcher Limited) in 1995 and serves as its Chairman. Mr. Narayanan began his learning training career with a hugely successful Personality Development Program (PDP). He served in pharmaceutical marketing at Ranbaxy. He has led its dramatic growth since entrepreneurial debut in 1995. Mr. Narayanan is a renowned Speaker in Indian academic circles, has personally trained thousands of students, teachers and corporate executives and is the moving force behind several pioneering initiatives in the Asian education markets. He serves as Chairman of Career Launcher USA, Inc. Mr. Narayanan serves as Chairman and Director of POWERMath.
Mr. Narayanan, an Alumnus of IIM, Bangalore founded Career Launcher in 1995 and has led its dramatic growth from a one-man startup to one of Asia's foremost edu- corporate. A renowned speaker in Indian academic circles, he is the guiding force behind several pioneering initiatives in the Asian education market. Being in this industry and having observed the trends, how do you manage ecstasy and despair of Career Launcher students, which is inevitable?
The results of Career Launcher, Udaipur are: Gaurav Kothari - 99.50 percentile, Ronak Bapna - 99.32 percentile, Piyush Nagori - 99.08 percentile, Tushar Ajmera - 97.84 percentile. They all are final year Engineering students from CTAE, Udaipur. Approximately 1,70,000 students appeared for CAT 2014, which was conducted on 16th and 22nd November 2014.
CL Educate Ltd, formerly known as Career Launcher India Ltd, has diversified its business model beyond test preparation to beat slow growth in its core business while adding new segments to boost its revenue stream. Through a mix of organic growth and acquisitions, it has created a bouquet of new verticals like vocational training, running K-12 schools and starting a publishing business as part of the strategy to achieve scale and be a well-rounded education company, its founder and chairman told VCCircle.
The Delhi based Career Launcher India (CL), Asia's leading education service provider founded in 1995 by a group of IIT-IIM alumni, has picked up a strategic minority stake in the Chennai-based 361 Degree Minds, a research and technology based learning & education firm.
Test preparation company Career Launcher India Ltd is set to more than double its network of branches over the next 18 months, investing $25 million (Rs116 crore), says Satya Narayanan R., founder-chairman of Career Launcher.
Satya Narayanan R. never sits still. In a meeting, he takes notes, pen running furiously across the page, head nodding vigorously in agreement. If there's no pen at hand, his fingers are running through his thick, black, wavy hair, or tapping the sides of his knees as a makeshift tabla. Occasionally, he tips his chair back far enough that it looks like he's about the fall.
Education company Career Launcher has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with the US based Veritas, a GMAT preparatory company to offer tutoring services in various countries across Asia. The yet-to-be-named joint venture would be based in Singapore and eventually offer preparatory courses of tests such as GMAT, GRE and SAT.
Career Launcher, which offers coaching services to MBA aspirants, on Tuesday said it will float a 50:50 joint venture with US-based Veritas to introduce GMAT and GRE training programmes in Asia. The company expects US$10 million as turnover from operations in Asia by 2011. The joint venture would initiate programme from Singapore, where it will be based and then gradually foray into other Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan with a product basket including test-prep for exams like GMAT, GRE, SAT, courses on English speaking and other region-specific exams.
Career Launcher, which imparts coaching to MBA aspirants, on Tuesday said it will float a 50:50 joint venture with US-based Veritas to introduce GMAT and GRE training programmes in Asia. The company expects $10 million as turnover from operations in Asia by 2011. The joint venture would initiate programme from Singapore, where it will be based and then gradually foray into other Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan with a product basket including test-prep for exams like GMAT, GRE, SAT, courses on English speaking and other region specific exams.
Career Launcher, India's leading MBA test-prep, and Veritas, the world's third largest GMAT prep company, signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement on Tuesday, in order to tap the fastest-growing Asian markets. The joint venture will be based in Singapore, which is seen as a gateway to enter into China, Japan, India, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand with a product portfolio comprising test-prep for exams like GMAT, GRE, SAT, and among others. Nikhil Mahajan, Managing Director of Career Launcher, said with test takers in Asian markets growing so fast, the joint venture would at least make a conservative revenue of 10 million U.S. dollars by 2010.
The number of GMAT takers in India is growing every year. And experts predict the number to grow at between 20 to 25% over the next three to five years. Here's what's attracting Indians towards this international test. Nikhil Mahajan, MD, Career Launcher said, "3 to 4 of the IIMs have launched a one-year executive program, which used GMAT score as their entry criteria. ISB is probably the biggest GMAT user within the Indian market".
Satya Narayanan of Career Launcher in New Delhi drew on local experience for his company's overseas expansion. One of India's most successful providers of preparatory and supplementary education, the New Delhi-based company Career Launcher India Ltd has an overseas presence in the Middle East and the United States. The company's chairman, Satya Narayanan, spoke to InnovAsia analyst Kavitha Hariharan about choosing the right people and approach for a new office in a culturally close foreign market.
About 8,500 students and professionals in the city and 1.9 lakh MBA aspirants all over India wrote the Common Admission Test on Sunday to enter the prestigious IIMs and other B-schools. The two-and-a-half hour exam started at 10 am in six centres in the city. Mr Ragavan Sarathy, a final year B.E (ECE) student from SSN College of Engineering, said, "This time the question paper setters had prepared lot of tests for accuracy. The data interpretation part was easy, but the English section was tough, as the number of choices were lesser than earlier."
THE CAT truly has set the "wings on fire" and has the pundits scampering to uncover the magic formula. How do you crack the CAT? The IIMs have gone on record this time and made their point about the changes. It will be a longer version of CAT, a two and half hours against the conventional two hours, a minimum marks requirement in the CAT qualifier for round two (GD & PI) and prescription of a minimum 50 per cent score at the graduation level. These are the three significant changes that have been spelt out in the bulletin itself. What these changes signify is not the subject of discussion here.
The MOCK CAT provides just that. It's a test of two-and-a-half hour duration, which covers all the topics, from which questions are likely to be asked in CAT. It also tries to follow similar patterns, and poses similar levels of questions to the students. MOCK CATs simulate the actual experience as far as possible and are conducted by training institutes across the country.
A trainer for admission tests, Career Launcher, is conducting an All-India open mock CAT test in Chennai on July 30 (Sunday 2 p.m.) at T. Nagar Higher Secondary School, that will help the students prepare better for writing the CAT.
A closer look at the CAT papers since 1999 till the 2003 retest reveals that the constituent sections-namely the Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and the Logical Reasoning-had equal weightage. That is, each of the sections had exactly the same number of questions and, thus, constituted one third of the entire paper. The total number of questions was reduced from 165 to 150 in the year 2001. The four tests in the next three years consistently had 150 questions each.
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