on 09 August, 2011

Tejas Chaudhari - MBA from IIM Lucknow


Name: Tejas Chaudhari
Graduation College : Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)
Course: B.Tech. in Information Technology
Graduation Aggregate: 7.9 GPA
Pursuing/Pursued MBA from: Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L)
Corresponding entrance test & score :
Common Admission Test (CAT) - 97.92 percentile (Category : OBC)


GD/PI calls from:

  • Indian Institutes of Management
  • Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi
  • SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
  • Institutes through MAH CET


GD/PI calls converted:

  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L)
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai


Entrance Exams appeared: CAT, XAT, FMS & CET



I started attending classes for CAT preparation one and half year before the examination. But I started putting a serious effort some 5-6 months before the actual exam. Ideally, one should peak at the right time. I have seen people who start slogging right from the word go and in the end when it actually matters they are exhausted.

On an average before September, I managed to give at least 2 hours per day. This slowing increased to around 3-4 hours per day in September. Later, in the last month I gave approximately 6 hours per day.


Advice to juniors:

  • Just relax and do not succumb under the pressure
  • Spend some time doing something you like
  • Don’t overburden yourself
  • On the day of CAT, only stress and tension will reduce your marks.
  • Keeping solving your doubts by asking them to your tutors and peers


Guys please work hard if you are really passionate to join IIMs. It is worth every bit of your hard work. I can guarantee that you will be able to achieve everything you want through an IIM.


Experience in MBA Institute:


  • Largest among all the IIMs
  • Huge and aesthetic building
  • Lot of green patches.
  • WiFi campus
  • Umang – only hostel to have a full recreation centre with swimming pool



  • 15 hostels
  • Rooms very spacious
  • New hostels have WiFi
  • Mess food decent


Admission process

  • Well conducted
  • No problems for the students
  • Staff extremely helpful and approachable


Teaching Staff

  • Not godly but ok
  • Some professors are brilliant
  • Marketing and operations faculty is the best



  • Diverse background
  • Opportunity for lot of knowledge sharing
  • Seniors extremely helpful for any purposes

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