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Name: Tejas Jasani
Written Percentile: 99.99
GD + PI + PAR Score: 32
Final Rank: 5
Current Status: Pursuing MBA @ JBIMS in the First Year (Batch 2008-2010)
Interview with Tejas Jasani
Question: Tell us something about your background.
Answer: My name is Tejas Jasani. I have completed my Electronics Engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai. Post my graduation, I have worked with IBM India Pvt. Ltd. as an Associate System Engineer for 6 months. I have also worked with Career Launcher India Ltd. as an Academic Executive for 6 months.
In terms of academics, I have been a consistent performer and have been rewarded with scholarships from Sir JRD Tata Trust and Sir Ratan Tata Trust. I have also focussed on extra-curricular activities during my academic life. I am a Karate Black Belt from Shotokan Karate, an art that I have been practising for about 13 years. I have been the Finance Incharge of the Electronics Students Association of my college, and have offered active participation in inter-collegiate festivals. My interests include touring, trekking and teaching.
Question: What is your goal in life and why did you want to pursue Management?
Answer: I generally break-up this answer into short-term, medium-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals are related to knowledge building in the field of Finance as well as General Management, and getting a job in a reputed company. Medium-term goals relate to growing with the company and acquiring expertise in varied fields. Long-term, though not very specific, could be starting my own enterprise.
The answer to "Why MBA" is very subjective. I relate it to certain activities in my academic life where I found myself inclined towards Finance and Management. Also, MBA gives me a broader perspective of the business and expands my career opportunities.
Question: How did you prepare for CET?
Answer: With MBA in mind, I had started the preparation for CAT in August 2005. I took CAT 2006 (96.67 percentile) and CET 2007 (99.3 percentile). That was the last year of my Engineering and I couldn't manage to get into a good B-school. Considering my progress, I was offered a job at Career Launcher, where I started by solving doubts with students. This helped me sharpen my basics, and as I gained confidence, I also started taking a few lectures for Quant and DI. Once the fundamentals were in place, cracking CET meant developing speed. For that I took a number of Mock Tests. More importantly, I analysed my strong areas and developed strategies to optimise my scores. With a lot of practice, the right strategies, and luck on my side, the 99.99 percentile at CET was possible.
Contributed by -
The Corporate Relations Committee,
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.