MBA Prep Talk 009 : IIFT - Videos


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MBA Prep Talk is a series of interviews with Mentors and Achievers to understand what goes through the minds of those who teach and those who follow these mentors and reach the top of their desired careers. In this special edition of Prep Talks, we look the IIFT examination. The panelists in the discussion are

• ARKS Srinivas from Career Launcher
• Shashank Prabhu -Multiple times IIFT 100%tiler from Learning Roots,
• Sharad Mishra, IIFT Delhi Alumnus and founder Catapult classes,
• Mohammed Ishtiaq, current IIFT Delhi student
• Vivek and Sucharita from TOPMYTEST.COM

Scheduled to be held on 2nd December 2018, the IIFT exam is the gateway to one of the premier management institutes in the country. We discuss among other things

• Where does IIFT stand as a college? In terms of Rankings, Campuses, et al.
• What should be the mock score range in CAT Test series to consider IIFT seriously.?
• Sectional cutoffs – trends and expectations for IIFT 2018
• Individual sectional strategy plus additional preparation required for IIFT while preparing for CAT

For 2018, the IIFT exam is scheduled to be held on 2nd December 2018. The last date to fill up the application form is 14th September 2018. For more details click here:

About the panelists
ARKS Srinivas, is presently the CEO of Career Launcher (MBA Division) and an IIM-C alumnus. Popularly known as ARKSS, he is one of the most famous CAT Mentors in the country. With a rich career spanning over 20 years in the education industry, he is widely traveled and loved by students across the country. As they love his quick wit and frank opinion.

Shashank is an MBBS (Grant Medical College, Mumbai) and an MBA (FMS, Delhi) by qualification. After various stints in the corporate sector with ITC, TAS and, he co-founded his own startup Learningroots ( aimed at helping aspirants crack the various aptitude tests including the CAT, the Maharashtra MBA CET and GMAT. A few of his academic highlights include being a CAT 100%iler, 4-time Maharashtra MBA CET 99.99%iler, 2-time IIFT 100%iler among others. He specializes in Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning and has a keen sense of strategy.

Sharad Mishra, is an alumnus of IIFT. He is has scored more than 99%tile in CAT three times, including most recently in 2017. He is a CFA, FRM and Bloomberg Hall of Fame Awardee and worked with Hedge Funds in India and US. He returned to India in 2017 to follow his passion for teaching. He founded CATapult Classes based out of Lucknow with plans of expanding across the country.

Mohammed Ishtiaq is a student of IIFT Delhi [2018-20]. He is an alumnus of NIT Rourkela. He worked in HPCL for 4 years before joining IIFT Delhi. He is an avid sportsman excelling in Hockey, Kabaddi, Table Tennis, et al. He was also the president of the NIT Dance club.

Links to previous episodes:

Episode 1: Mocks

Episode 2 : The Plan in brief

Episode 3 : Online vs Offline Coaching

Episode 4 : Detailed QA Strategy

Episode 5 : Detailed LRDI Strategy

Episode 6 : The Work

Episode 7 : Profiling

Episode 8 : Detailed VARC Strategy

Links for the resources discussed in the today’s session
Facebook Page:

Career Launcher MBA Programs
Career Launcher MBA Test Series

Learning Roots:
CAT 2018 Online Course:
GMAT Classroom Coaching: 

Catapult Classes

Quora / Linked In Profiles:
Mohammed Ishtiaq:
Sharad Mishra :
Sucharita Banerjee :

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