Friday, 21 November 2014

GROUP DISCUSSION TOPICS ACTUALLY ASKED

GD TOPICS ACTUALLY ASKED SET 1

IIM-A Case Study & Interviews on 4th March'2001
Case:
Case study was similar to the "My Encounters" case study No 7. But only difference is it is a software company and not a engineering company(CHEMCO).

Interview:

  • Interviewers did not start with "Tell me about yourself" . They straight away asked questions based on what each candidate has written in his/her biodata form.
  • Every candidate was asked some questions on mathematics like statistics or derivations of well known mathematical formula.
  • Some candidates were asked on areas totally different from their areas of specialisation. This is to check whether the candidate is able to handle stress.
IIFT GD Topics on 19/02/2001 – (30-35 mins)
  1. Can politics be delineated from sports?
  2. Can International boundary be dissolved?
  3. Bhuj disaster
IIFT GD Topics on 20/2/2001
Time duration : 50-55 mins
Group size : 14-16
Panel size : 2
  • India makes nuclear bombs, but cannot make quake resistant houses.
  • Role of money in elections
  • Fast changes in Information Technology— excitement or agony?
Groups were given about 5 mins to think, 40 mins for discussion and 10 mins to write their views on the topic and the summary of the discussion
FMS GD Topics
  • Business Ethics.
  • Infrastructure and India.
  • Effectiveness of economic embargo on Iraq.
FMS Interview (duration 25-30 min.)
  • General Interview.
  • Some candidates were asked purely technical and some others purely personal.
FMS process- Summary from FMS ,Delhi

Overall-
It's another day for the staff and students at FMS. But for the candidates waiting eagerly outside, it's the moment of truth.
Being subjected to a trio of selection process can be intimidating .FMS has a personal interview, a GD and an extempore speech as part of its process.

Surprisingly, for most candidates, the process on hindsight was pleasant and interesting. Most were comfortable with the stress levels and some actually called the panel, friendly.
For most students, the flow of events was like this-GD's, followed by extempore, followed by interview.

GD-average duration-11-15 minutes, sometimes asked to summarize in a minute

Panel size-3 or 4

Size of group -between 10 and 12

Topics-Not much in a state like India in the present, but might be in the future

Human rights kills democracy
Match fixing has deprived cricket of its glory
Privatization needs checks and balances
Democracy vs. dictatorship

Extempore-average duration-1 minute
Panel size 3-4
Topics- handlooms and cottage industry
Life in Pakistan
Look before u leap
Cricket sucks
Small things are beautiful

Interview-average duration between 5 and 10 minutes
Panel size 3 to 4

Questions-

Personal questions -detailed cross questioning
World bank-IRBD
Relation of balance sheet and P/L Account
Computers-financial software's worked on
Configuration
(With ref to extempore topic-small things are beautiful)
What kind of woman do u like-big or small? House? Car?
Why MBA
Why not civil services
Engineering related questions

Where all have you applied
Knowledge about NGO's(candidate from Meghalaya)

Perception of students
1. Panel not grilling, except for few students
2. More emphasis on personal questions
3. Few candidates were asked technical questions
4. GK and awareness are important
5. Candidate being asked which area is he/she comfortable with

Group Discussion topics and Interview questions asked in IIM-Bangalore

Group Discussion: (15 minutes)

  • Beauty contests do little to improve the stature of women
  • To sustain India's integrity it is necessary to devolve more power to states.
  • Women reservation in parliament is against the tenets of democracy.
The point to note is after the group discussion candidates were asked to write the Summary of the Group Discussion.

Interview: (Around 15-20 minutes)

  • The candidates were allowed to lead the interview in their areas of strengths.
  • More of personal questions were asked.
Group discussion topic and interview questions asked in IIM-Bangalore on 27/03/2001 & 29/03/2001.

GD Topics (time duration 3 minutes for thinking on the topic + 15 minutes for discussion + 8 minutes for writing summary+ answering questions)

  • India should not aspire to be a nuclear super power
  • Bureaucracy is root cause of India's social and economic problems.
  • Do B-Schools make business leaders or mere managers.
Note: The Candidates were asked to write the summary of the group discussion and after this candidates were asked to write answers for the following questions.
  • Describe an incident that has affected you the most.
  • The person who has influenced you the most in life and why?
  • Have you taken any coaching for the interview /GD process? If yes, mention the coaching institute.
  • If you would like to be associated closely with any person, what personality attributes would you look for in that person.


IIFT GD Topics on 19-02-2001 (30-35 mins.)

1. Can Politics be delineated from sports ?
2. Can International boundary be dissolved ?
3. Bhuj Disaster
Interviews (20 Mins.)
à General
à Some students were quizzed on WTO.
à Basically Questions were asked from what is written in the form
IIFT GD Topics on 20-02-2001 (30-35 mins.)
IIFT GD Topics on 20/2/2001
Time duration : 50-55 mins
Group size : 14-16
Panel size : 2
· India makes nuclear bombs, but cannot make quake
resistant houses.
· Role of money in elections
· Fast changes in Information Technology— excitement or agony?
 GD TOPICS ACTUALLY ASKED SET 2

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi. 
1. TV Commercials should be banned
2. Politics and economics go together
3. Winning is not the important thing, it is the only thing

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi. 
Group discussions
1. It is all the fault of the politicians
2. We need more management schools than primary schools
3. The medium of teaching in schools should be English

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi. 
1. Efficiency and corruption go hand in hand
2. Advanced mathematics is of no use in every day life

IIMC Admissions '99. Engineering 
 IIMC Admissions '99. GD Topics III
1. Welcome back socialism
2. To survive in a civilized world one needs to be a hypocrite

Group Discussion topic and Interview Questions asked in IIM-C on 19/03/2001

Group Discussion:
Venue: IIFT Duration: 15 mins.
Group Size: 14 - 15 persons.
Topic: Technical Modernization and job employment do not go hand in hand.

Interview Questions:
Duration: 15 mins

  • Some students were asked questions on Statistics, Numerical Methods, and Binomial Theorem.
  • General Awareness: Areas covered are Tehelka.com tapes, BIMARU States, Oscar Awards.
Group discussion topic and interview questions asked in IIM-Kozhikode on 28/03/2001.

Group Discussion: (5 + 15 minutes)

  • In this GD a paper clipping from one of leading newspapers was given and candidates were asked to read for 5 minutes and after that 15 minutes was given for discussion.
  • Paper clipping on 28/03/2001 was Chinese goods - dumping or marketing
  • Paper clipping on 29/03/2001 was 'A means of political awakening'
  • The interviewer is checking whether the candidate can grasp the idea fast and discuss in detail on the topic


    Interview: (Around 15 minutes)
  • Generally in nature. The questions ranged from why management? Budget, History, General Awareness and personal questions.
  • Candidates with work experience were asked questions pertinent to the industry.
Group discussion topic and interview questions that were asked on 20/03/2001

Group Discussion:
Topic:Is corrupt but efficient politicians better than honest and in-efficient politicians.

Interview Questions:
Duration: 15 mins

  • General interview: The interviewers were checking the candidate on all these areas general awareness, hobbies, subject and work experience
  • Statistics questions like Mean, Median, Mode, Standard deviation, Variance, Linear programming were asked.
  • Some candidates who have not attested the certificates were questioned on why they had not completed the formality and were given lesser time for interview.

IIML Admissions '99 - Delhi. GD Topics - I

1. Tryst with destiny - Has India redeemed its pledge
2. Indo-Pak relations – more rhetoric, less substance
3. Money is the sixth sense
4. All Education should be exclusively provided by the government
5. Indo-Pak relations – point of no return

Group Discussion topics asked in SCMHRD on 12/2/2001
  1. IT boom in India.
  2. Large Dams are a must for India’s development.
  3. Leaders should be followers first.
  4. Should the Government ban India from playing cricket match in sharjah? Justify.
  5. Why more girls choose Human Relations Management.
  6. Advertising and ethics.
  7. IT à What does the future hold? Recommendation? Conscription should be made compulsory.
  8. Why is patriotism lacking in India?
  9. What Ails India more – corruption or Overpopulation.
  10. What should India do to preserve its IT command over the World.
Group Discussion topics asked in SCMHRD on 11/2/2001
Two group discussion topics and one case study each of 40 mins duration was asked.
1. WTO – Effects on consumer – 40 mins
2. Kumbh Management / IT hype / Budget proposal – 40 mins
3. Honesty as a value is lost – how can it be regained? – 40 mins
4. Suggestions to reduce oil pool deficit – 40 mins
5. India – a nuclear state – pros and cons – 40 mins
Case Study – 1 A case study with a map was given.
A factory (manufacturing unit) is situated close to a Dam. You are In-charge of the plant. The Plant production is already running behind the month’s schedule.
There is a information that some miscreants have planted a bomb inside the Dam’s premises. If the Dam is destroyed it will affect the whole village and the whole village will be submerged.
The destruction of Dam will not affect the factory.
What will you do if you are the In-charge of the plant.
Case Study – 2 You are one of the 10 students going on a bicycle trip to a nearby hill station to enjoy the vacation. While you are on your way, you notice a truck colliding with a train and at that same time close to this accident site, there is a fire accident in a village and the fire is spreading fast. Nearest Police station and fire station is 5 kms away. Decide on your priorities and take action.
Interviews – 5 mins
Checked the candidate on
  1. Career Objective
  2. Values
GD topics for SCHMRD
  1. Ethics in advertising .
  2. Suggestions to Informatrion and Broadcasting Ministry to improve it's services .
  3. Divorce is a necessary evil.
  4. Beauty contents: Is it justifiable?
  5. How to make people listen.
  6. Hype regarding boom in IT industry.
  7. Corruption is a neccesary evil for success in any sphere of life.
  8. Unethical advertising: where should the line should be drawn?
  9. Tenets of effective communication
GD Topics on 14/2/2001
1. Ceasefire in Kashmir will bring peace - 15 minutes
2. How can India achieve true democracy - 20 minutes
3. How to change people’s behaviour from being lazy, casual, pretentious. - 10 mins
4. Case study as given on 11/2/2001
Interview questions on 14/2/2001
1. The person who influenced you the most.
2. Long term goals

Group discussion topic and interview questions asked in IIM-Bangalore on 27/03/2001 & 29/03/2001.
GD Topics (time duration 3 minutes for thinking on the topic + 15 minutes for discussion + 8 minutes for writing summary+ answering questions)
  • India should not aspire to be a nuclear super power
  • Bureaucracy is root cause of India's social and economic problems.
  • Do B-Schools make business leaders or mere managers.
Note: The Candidates were asked to write the summary of the group discussion and after this candidates were asked to write answers for the following questions.
  • Describe an incident that has affected you the most.
  • The person who has influenced you the most in life and why?
  • Have you taken any coaching for the interview /GD process? If yes, mention the coaching institute.
  • If you would like to be associated closely with any person, what personality attributes would you look for in that person.


Interview (15 - 20 minutes)

  • Mostly personal question like Why management? What do you think management is about?
  • For most candidates, questions were based on what they had written in the IIM-B form.
Group discussion topic and interview questions that were asked on 20/03/2001

Group Discussion:
Topic:Is corrupt but efficient politicians better than honest and in-efficient politicians.

Interview Questions:
Duration: 15 mins

  • General interview: The interviewers were checking the candidate on all these areas general awareness, hobbies, subject and work experience
  • Statistics questions like Mean, Median, Mode, Standard deviation, Variance, Linear programming were asked.
  • Some candidates who have not attested the certificates were questioned on why they had not completed the formality and were given lesser time for interview.

IIM - A Case study and Interview on 5/3/2001 and 6/3/2001



Case:
The case study was similar to the case study No: 17 and 18 of "My encounters".

Interview:

  • Mechanical Engineers were asked on Milling, Lathe, CNC machines
  • Some candidates were asked about GDP, GNP and GDP of various countries. The currencies of various countries
  • The per capita income of various countries were asked
  • Members of ASEAN
  • Overall impression is the panel is trying to see if the candidate can keep his/her cool when questioned in areas totally different from their field of specialization
Group discussion topic and interview questions that were asked on 20/03/2001

Group Discussion:
Topic:Is corrupt but efficient politicians better than honest and in-efficient politicians.

Interview Questions:
Duration: 15 mins

  • General interview: The interviewers were checking the candidate on all these areas general awareness, hobbies, subject and work experience
  • Statistics questions like Mean, Median, Mode, Standard deviation, Variance, Linear programming were asked.
  • Some candidates who have not attested the certificates were questioned on why they had not completed the formality and were given lesser time for interview.

S.P. Jain group testing process has a written test followed by group interview.


Written Test : Consists of three parts.

1. Psychometric test: 50 Questions. ,Time Duration: - 30 mins.
The Question asked are (The candidate is supposed to write the answer)
    • Strengths /weakness.
    • Role Model
    • Likes/ Dislikes
    • If you get into a difficult situation, what would you do?.
2. Self-appraisal test:- 10 Questions, Time Duration:- 10 mins.
    • What do elders think about you?
    • What do your seniors think about you?
    • What do your colleagues think about you?
3. Personal Details::
    • This is your personal information, what you write in the form or CV


 1. Are we raising a generation of burnt out children?(IIMB)
For:
* The reason for pushing the children hard today is to nurture them to face the competitive world tomorrow.
* Developing talent is not a sin, it will help the child in his future.
* It is a trickle down effect from the kind of competition experienced for entry into engineering colleges, graduation and others.
Against:
* The basic needs of childhood are, time to play, place to play and explore the world through his eyes.
* In the name of competition we are raising fatigues children.
* The stress is resulting into children engaging in all kinds of derogative acts.

2. Advertising is all glitter and little truth.(MICA)
For:
* Advertising is a business and not charity. Companies hire advertisers for their promoting their products and it is not vice versa.
* Advertisers have to depict what the customers like, enjoy keeping in mind the clients requirements.
* As the products increase and so the ads, glitter is a way to ensure brand recall, a very important factor for the advertising firms.
Against:
* Advertising firms carry responsibility of providing customers with unbiased information about products.
* In order to have a healthy bottom line the ad firms cannot shun their responsibility towards the society.
* Ad firms have to develop the ethical content into their processes to ensure fair deals.

3. Is bureaucracy a hindrance to economic reforms in India?(IIMC)
For:
* As the laws have not changed significantly, bureaucrats still play a major role in the process of a business.
* The way to successfully implement the reforms is to reduce the amount of paperwork and red tape involved.
Against:
* Bureaucracy is a necessity no doubt, to have control over the activities of the private sector.
* Rules and regulations that are laid down have to be implemented and the masses have to be looked after which is not possible without the help of bureaucrats.
* As a company requires people to run the business, government also requires bureaucrats to run its affairs.

4. Film-makers are indulging in cinematic Fortitution in the name of folk culture. (IIML)
For:
* Movie released in theaters is a result of what the producer and director along with his crew put together. The producer being the investor and the director the creator it is left to them to decide what they want to create and produce.
*The producer and the director take a gamble trying to woo the crowd by showing what they want.
* Current trend in movies is towards folk culture, which may fade away soon.
Against:
* If the movie is on folk culture then it should elucidate the beauty of the culture and there should not be any masala added to lure the audience.
* Folk culture is to be preserved in its natural and an inheritance should not be used to make money out of it by depicting the same in movies.

5. Under Indian parliamentary democracy it is impossible to ensure balanced regional development. (IIMC)
For:
* The fundamental principles of democracy preach to ensure balanced regional development.
* Uniform representation in the Lower House by MPs from all over the country is to bring out regional problems and demands of people from across the country.
Against:
* The government tends to be biased towards vote banks while making and implementing policies.
* The minorities are usually left out in the power game and all the agitation by various minorities is an example of the lopsided development.

6. Corruption is the main outcome of democracy in India.(IIML)
For:
* The fact that the system provides equality to everyone ,from whatsoever background and competency makes it easier to play around loopholes in the Indian Statute
Against:
* The risk of Democracy is a systemic risk ; corruption is a personal equation and holds good or bad depending on an individual's and organization's personal value systems. The two should therefore not be construed/ read as a cause- effect relationship.

7. In an over-regulated society corruption is inevitable.(MICA)
For:
* This is a clear case of the economic phenomenon of regulatory arbitrage; simply put, laws are made to be broken
Against:
* Regulations , like democracy is a systemic phenomenon ; corruption is a personal equation and holds good or bad depending on an individual's and organization's personal value systems. The two should therefore not be construed/ read as a cause- effect relationship

8. For the poorer sections of society, a state controlled economy is better than a liberalized economy. (IIMC)
For:
* A controlled economy will result in proper flow of benefits towards the rural masses.
* The state has control over the production and the markets helping the poorer sections to avail benefits which they otherwise would have been deprived of.
Against:
* The communist countries are a bright example that state controlled economies do not result in uplifting the poor.
* As history stands a proof state controlled economies have higher rates of corruption and mismanaged economies.
* A liberalized economy with sound regulatory framework will ensure employment and a healthy economy.

9. The money being put into cricket is harming the development of other sports. (SCMHRD)
For:
* Getting sponsored to other sports is difficult, and the players could not have the latest equipment (sport gears).
* Cannot not compete with other countries
Against:
* Department of sports or the Sports ministry has a fixed budget and has to allocate the same to productive use. If the demands from cricket are high the dept. has no other option but to fund them.
* The number of aspiring cricketers speaks for itself how popular a game it is in the nation.
* A lot of funding also comes from sponsors who will fund the game that gives them maximum publicity and in India cricket is no doubt the game.

10. You want to be one of the 6 persons in the ship (out of 7) who are to survive. State your case. (TAPMI)
One has to take up a particular profession and argue why and how it is important to the society and states that as the reason for survival.

11. Democracy has hampered India's progress (IIMB)
Please refer to similar topics above. The topic requires you to talk on the development that the nation has achieved over the past 50 odd years.

12. The formation of European Union has a drastic effect on India's trade. (IIML)
For:
* This may be read in light of trading equations with our biggest partners USA, UK and Germany where we had miserably failed to bargain given that most of our trade consumables have import exposures from these nations ; the European Union will further augment this situation.
Against:
* The EU would mean more exposure to a more stable currency vis-à-vis the presently volatile dollar tranche ; this would mean healthier earnings and repatriation .

13. Indians lack a sense of social responsibility (MDI Gurgaon)
This topic does not require any elucidation, all of you know what to speak about this topic.

14. Open book examination system would eliminate all the ills of present system. (Dept. of Fin. Studies, DU)
For:
* The advantage derived by students copying from various sources will be wiped out.
* The teachers will be forced to ask questions that demand more analytical skills and not just test the memory power of students.
Against:
* It will effect the memory power
* New ideas may not be generated

15. Women's empowerment will lead to social development (IIM Kozhikode)
For:
* When you empower a women, you empower a family.
* Major influence on the children and thus the society.
Against:
* No direct connection.
* Will lead to nuclear families and split homes.

16. Computers result in unemployment (FMS Delhi)
For:
* Computers replace a lot of jobs.
* A developing country like India cannot afford to have computerization at the cost of unemployment.
Against:
* In a Knowledge and service economy computers are a necessity and a must for development.
* They create more jobs and types of jobs and also have multiplier effect.

17. With IT replacing middle level management, soft-ware jobs are more lucrative than MBAs (S.P Jain)
IT is not replacing middle level management, but it is replacing the in-efficiency in an organization. It also results in transparency and provides information on time as and when required. One can't compare the two stated above, its like comparing apples to oranges.

18. Do you think accent holds you back? Would you prefer everyone speaking uniformly? (XIM Bhubaneswar)
For
* Communication between people of different languages will be faster and easier.
* No politicization of language base issues.
Against
* With different languages in India, it is difficult to have same accent.
* It is a personal issue, everybody has a right to speak his mother tongue.
* Hindi and English are serving as the bridge for the variety of languages we have and there is no need to force a common language.

19. Men resent women power at work place (NMIMS)
For:
* Hard to shake off the age old male ego
* Men find it hard to obey women bosses
* Doubt whether women can make good managers
Against
* It is women who avoid power and responsibility at work

20. Youth in India are becoming greedy by the day (MICA)
For:
* Want to earn a fast buck
* Want to imitate the successful young achievers
Against:
* Ambition is being misunderstood for greediness.

21. MBAs should be taxed at higher rates in the country (IIMB)
For:
* Understandably so in the areas of income and wealth taxes , given their propensity to earn higher through these routes.
Against:
* Taxation is a policy and policies are decided for the masses at large. In order to avoid any discrepancy and bias rates are fixed on income and not on the basis of profession.
* MBAs and other such professional people are taxed "professional tax". So charging them again a higher rate is not required.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ACTUALLY ASKED AT BSCHOOLS

Amit Chaudhary (BE Instrumentation)
1. What is a measurement ?
2. Basic elements of a measurement system ?
3. How to measure the level of liquid in a opaque bottle ?
4. British rule, socialism
5. Multiparty and single party governments
6. Skew symmetric matrix, determinant
7. Difference between north and south Indians
8. Top mind view of Kerala

Alok Bansal (BE textiles) workex
1. Related to the job, other calls
2. What specialization, relate to the job
3. Career goals
4. Interests

Vishal (BE Mech)
1. About yourself
2. Compare A and B – parameters
3. Brand strength
4. Differentiate north and south Indians
5. Interpolation and extrapolation
6. Given function that could be integrated but not differentiated

VVS Nathan (BE Mech) workex
1. Why did you shift from Alstom to maruti
2. Management styles of the companies
3. Maths – functions, lines, planes
4. Compare the cars which are launched
5. Which books do you read
6. Why MBA ? Why not carry on with Maruti

Aman Batra (BE Mech)
1. Career goals – which consulting and why
2. Inertia effect while getting down the bus
3. Which IIM and why
4. Describe social work you did
5. Compare Orwell and Rushdie
6. Leadstory of India Today
7. Editorials

Amit Varma (BE Mech)
1. Introduce yourself briefly
2. Why management
3. Politial situation – your views
4. Engineers joining MBA – pros and cons
5. What are your expectations from IIMC
6. Will engineers join MBA if pay is same
7. Qualitites of a world class manufacturer
8. Students in public schools of delhi are snobs
9. Can they make good managers

Saurabh Gupta (BE Chem)
1. About yourself
2. Roorkee rated against IIT, Why lower
3. Which IIM is the best. Which one will you join
4. Contribution to family business
5. What is an irrational number
6. Web page designing
7. Why systems after chemical
8. Chess

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi. Engineering IV
1. TV Commercials should be banned
2. Politics and economics go together
3. Winning is not the important thing, it is the only thing

Rohit Dogra (MICA)
1. Can you talk about Jammu
2. Terrorism – reasons, how to eradicate
3. River rafting, grading of courses
4. Couple of questions on maths
5. Graphs of x! and 1/1-x graphs

Vivek (BE Mech) workex
1. Definitions of work, responsibilities at job
2. Why MBA
3. Working of a sheek obsorber
4. If a worker under you is absent constantly, what will you do ?
5. Questions on Mech

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi. Non-engineering - V
Abhishek Aggarwal (BSc Physics)
1. Education – what are your favourite subjects
2. Laws of thermodynamics – entropy : give examples
3. Super conductivity – applications in IT field
4. Haryana – Punjab dispute
5. Fission and Fussion – practical examples
6. View on Pokhran
7. Reading habits – newspapers, mags, novels
8. Indian Physicists
9. Why MBA
10. How did you prepare for CAT

Sahil Jain (BSc Botony)
1. Career objectives – link to botony
2. Oscars – major upsets
3. North eastern states – name them, what are the major problems
4. SGPC – problems in Punjab
5. Maths – coordinate geometry, compound interest

Shantanu Mishra (BA Eco)
1. Why low %age in grad
2. How will manage to change your attitude towards acads now
3. Tell us something about your self
4. What were your contributions in the job
5. Cultural differences between Calcutta and Delhi
6. Circle, tangent, differentiation

Amit Prasad (MA Eco)
1. Political situation in the country
2. SGPC prolem
3. Grilled on economics and mathematics

Milan Bist (BBS)
1. What is BBS
2. Accounts – types of accounts, entry when an entrepreneur takes out money
3. statistics, economics
4. Linear programming
5. Factor analysis
6. Budget and its impact
7. Indian economy and its problems
8. History – grilled

Dharmendra (BBS)
1. Why join our institute
2. Reading – who is George Orwell – books, birth, fame
3. Why so less scores in grad
4. Draw the graphs for x = y, xsinx
5. What is the value of root of .9

Ashish Jajoo (BBS)
1. What do you mean by homemaker
2. Statistics – mean
3. Sell this mineral water bottle
4. 10 places to see in delhi – their relevance
5. Oligopoly, monopolistic competition – Where is FMCGs

Rohan Nag (BBS)
1. Square root of .9, 1.4
2. Is 1221 divisible by 11 ? 3 to the power 95 by 5 ? why
3. Euro – members, name them
4. Tiger economies
5. BOP, Export stats
6. 5 last olympics venues
7. Why MBA
8. Why should we take you
9. What qualities for an entrepreneur
10. How should softdrinks advertise

Madhukar Jha (BBS)
1. Draw a graph for a given function
2. Differentiate it
3. What is inventory control ? EOQ
4. Why is the situation in Bihar so bad – remedies

Venkata (BE and now at IMT) with workex
1. What was your job all about
2. Learnings from the experience
3. Why leaving IMT
4. Marketing – grilled
5. Divisibility of 4 to the power 44 by 44
6. Plot a graph - function 1/(x+1)

IIMC Admissions '99. Non-engineering III
Bhooma Chutani (MA Eco I)
1. Why your dad (IIMC Alumni) not campaigning for you
2. Game theory, Duopoly
3. Cournot model
4. Cost curve – shape, declining cost curve
5. Micro implications of the budget

Himanshu Seth (BA H. Eco)
1. About yourself
2. ISLM model
3. External trade
4. Cube root of 8 – how would you calculate
5. Cube root of 9

Karthik Khare (BA H Eco)
1. If eco already why MBA
2. GDP and correlation to development of communications network – why, logic explain
3. What is a GDP deflator
4. Give a model for correlation as an economist
5. Lowering of interest rates and effect on GDP
6. Other factors that would increase GDP
7. Favourite subjects
8. What is inflexion point and when does it appear on a graph
9. How can you measure inflexion point or locate it
10. Which institute would your prefer

Anshu Anand (BA H Eco)
1. Markets fail – why
2. Coase theorem
3. Music Industry
4. Career goals

Raghu Gulati (BA H Eco)
1. Grilled on cricket statistics
2. What are North-eastern states and their capitals
3. Kerala – reasons for its growth
4. Why management
5. How is management of services and industry different
6. Interest rates and its effect on investments
7. Matrices, continuity, rank of a matrix

Deeksha (BA H. Eco)
1. What do parents do
2. Management in family – comment
3. Why management
4. Why should we select you ?
5. Square root of root of .9
6. Infinite series
7. Area under a curve, integration
8. Why don’t you become a policy maker
9. Favourite subject – microeco
10. Do all firms maximize – monopoly and perfect competition
11. Revenue maximization and perfect competition
12. Why join corporate sector
13. Hobbies
14. Which of the 4 IIMs would you join

Rohit Rajan (BA H Eco)
1. Reasons for the poor state of the economy
2. Statistics, probability geometric progressions
3. PC output, elasticity, export multiplier
4. Why MBA ? after what ?

Ruchika Rishi (BA H Eco)
1. Describe yourself
2. Why do you want to leave DSE
3. Which subjects do you like
4. Microeco – IC, Slutsky’s theorem,
5. Axioms required for measurement of utility
6. General questions

Aseem Kaul (BA H Eco)
1. Why IIM ? How do you think MBA will help you
2. Between L and C which one will you choose
3. Integration, probability
4. Remainder theorem, binomial expansion
5. Why is maths so important in management / economics
6. What is essence of capitalism
7. Have you read Amartya Sen ? why not ?
8. Favourite poets
9. Why not go for Phd

Arjun Purkayastha (BA H. Eco)
1. What questions do we ask
2. Do you think acads interview is good
3. Theater – NSD director, manager etc
4. Education system – comment
5. Relevance of economics with examples
6. Ask yourself 3 questions that would judge your capability
7. Choose between matrices and calculus for grilling
8. Is x! continuous and why ? 1.5! ?

Amol Maheswari (Bcom) MDI
1. Why do you want to leave MDI
2. What subjects are you taught
3. What all calls did you have the last time ? why did not convert
4. Strategy and Quantitative methods - fundamentals

Rahul Joshi (B.Com)
1. Career goals
2. Discussion on dictatorship
3. Integration of |x| + C with limits –1 to 1
4. What is a skew symmetric matrix
5. Probability of getting a head in 3 tosses of a coin

Sudipto Kr Roy (MSc Geophysics) workex
1. Interests – last book read
2. Favourite author – why
3. Give a complex equation that cannot be solve
4. Entrepreneur – which field
5. Why did you leave geophysics
6. Various geophysical applications

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi. Non-Engineering IV
Rohit Mishra (Bcom)
1. Tell us about yourself
2. Garment industry – grilled
3. What happens after 2005
4. Why should we take you
5. What will you do if we don’t take you
6. Where do you see yourself 5 years hence

Namita Poddar (B.Com)
1. Maxima and Minima
2. EMI
3. Family – father, sister
4. Reading
5. Between ABCL which one would you prefer, why

Varad Pande (BA Eco)
1. Linear programming
2. Integration – problem to solve
3. Why arts guys are weak in maths
4. Can committees ever come to decisions

Amit Gupta (BA Eco)
1. Introduce yourself
2. Family background
3. Savings – what is the savings rate of India
4. Is India a savings society
5. Consumerism

Shantanu Mishra (BA Eco)
1. Tell us about yourself
2. Why low percentages in graduation
3. What did you contribute in the job
4. Cultural difference between Cal and Delhi
5. Circle, Tangent
6. Differentiation
7. Graph for y = |x| at x=0

Roopank Chaudhary (BA Eco)
1. Tell us about yourself
2. Total your tenth class marks
3. Why journalism after eco
4. Law on curbing noise pollution – implementation
5. Poems and articles published
6. Why marketing – give recent examples of product launches

Saurabh Shukla (BA Eco)
1. Multipliers – grilling – derive graphically, mathematically, logically
2. Reading habits
3. Assam
4. How did Bangladesh come into existence

Anshul Mediratta (BA Eco)
1. Summer poject
2. Regulation of NBFCs, issues and concerns - grilled
3. Differentiation x f(x) where f(x) = 2 to the power of (x + 1)
4. Stability of equilibrium – elasticities

IIML Admissions '99 - Delhi. Engineering - I
Kashit Alam (B.Tech Textile)
1. Tell us about your self
2. Hobbies and building characters
3. Basketball scenario in India
4. Considerations in playing snooker
5. Why MBA
6. Salary expectations
7. How is Indian textile industry doing

Sandeep Arora (B.Tech Textiles)
1. Difference between weaving cotton and synthetic yarns
2. Order of comfortability what should one wear in June
3. PSF, PFY, Viscose, Cotton and Acrylic – compare
4. How is textiles related to management
5. Spinning of cotton and synthetic fibres

Rajneesh Punj (BE Prod) workex
1. Hobbies and extracurriculars
2. Job responsibilities
3. Qualities of a good salesman

Amit Kr Singh (BTech) workex
1. Why engineering and then MBA
2. Why nervous in GD
3. Photo tubes, ICS usage

A Venkatesh (BE) workex
1. What is the turnover of ABB
2. Compare ABB with BHEL
3. Why do you want to manage men
4. Why not become a politician
5. Why do your want to be an artist

Akshay Saxena (B.Tech Chemical)
1. Sugar industry – chemical process
2. Music and Movies
3. Tell us about yourself
4. Operating systems – examples and difference

Manav (BE Mech)
1. How as a mech engineer would you plan the budget
2. Small scale industry in Roorkee
3. BE project – battery operated bicycle
4. Family background

Vikram Kumar
1. State of sports in India
2. Why so bad, how could be improved
3. Favourite subject in school
4. Why mechanics – force at subatomic level
5. Nobel prize in physics for what
6. Japenes system of management ? If better why
7. Operations research

G Juvjith Reddy (BE Chem)
1. Use of chemical engineering in rural areas
2. Difference between organic and inorganic

Sameer Bajaj (BE Com Sci)
1. How would you network your institute
2. What is OOPs ?
3. what are the considerations when moving to OO systems
4. Implication of computerisation in India
5. Hardware required for networking
6. Why MBA after Computers

Vijay Sarathi (BE Elec)
1. About yourself
2. Books – God of small things – describe the characters
3. Richard S Feruman
4. Electrical machinery – losses
5. Capacitors, compressors – talk about them

Neeeraj Aggarwal (BE commns)
1. What would you know about INDIA-PAK history
2. Telecom sector opening up – comment
3. Has it achieved its objectives ? why
4. Why hasn’t reached the rural sector

IIML Admissions '99 - Delhi. Non-engineering - I
Ramya Vishwanathan (BA H. Eco)
1. Features of the Budget
2. Income –tax slabs
3. What are utility curves, cost curves – explain

Amit Diwan (BA H. Eco)
1. Capital convertibility. Is it advisable for India. (8 min)
2. Why are you wearing a tie
3. What preference do you have for specialization
4. What application does Eco have for management
5. Why are so many eco guys coming today
6. Why don’t you consider MA

Shweta Aggarwal (BA H. Eco)
1. About the GD
2. Indifference curves, utility concepts
3. Law of demand, exceptions
4. Types of goods – normal, inferior, giffin
5. Find an eco situation to prevent the degradation of forests

Shweta Jhajharia (BA H. Eco)
1. HINDALCO related grilling – father’s background
2. Indian economy – my views and opinions

Suneet Singh Kochar (B.Com H.) workex
1. Depreciation of machinery vs appreciation of land and buildings
2. Economic scenario
3. Measures that work only in recession and not in boom

Sachin Jagtap (BBS) workex
1. 4 Ps of marketing
2. Working of Career Launcher and my work
3. Is CL ethical
4. Kellogs case (marketing aspects) – changing the food habits
5. Why MBA

Ashima Sharma (BBA)
1. Compare marketing strategy of De Beers and Mercedes
2. How would you market liquor
3. Will you take up a job with ITC
4. Change in HR practices over the years
5. Career goals
6. Order in which you will go to IIMs and why

Manish Varma (BBS) workex
1. Work experience
2. Securities and yield calculation
3. Why MBA
4. Selling of financial services – grilled

Kapil Manchanda (ACWA) work ex
1. Calculus – differential and integral
2. My work experience
3. Balance sheet and P&L account – why and what on entries

Nikhil Mohta (B.Com)
1. Marwaris – 3 good and 3 bad features
2. Financial management – IRR, cost of capital etc
3. Economic scenario – BOP
4. Deficit – fiscal, budgetary, revenue

Nidhi (B.Com) workex
1. Why do you have such a diverse interests
2. Do you travel a lot – where all
3. What does your father do
4. What do you do in your job
5. Are the psychological test reliable

Meenakshi (BS computers)
1. Cauvery Dam issue – talk
2. What were the trouble shooting measures used there
3. How has NAFTA helped Canada
4. Compare and contrast Indian and Canadian cultures
5. Why do you want to study in India, why not Canada/Australia

Interview Question on 12/2/2001
à Family Values.
à Biggest achievement / Disappointment.
à Role Model.
à Career objective clarity.
à What does success mean to you?
IIMB Admissions '99 - Delhi. Engineering - III
Sameer shukla (BE mech) workex 3 yrs
1. Management consulting – what is it – they gave gyan
2. After MBA you may change your thinking
3. Freshers would trample you in the competitive situation – quizzes and tests – how will you cope
4. Interpersonal skill – give us some examples
5. Attendance and reporting systems – what changes and benefits in workex
6. Roorkee – features about the campus
7. Do you have any questions on IIMB – criteria and scores

Sumit sapra (BE Elex and Commn)
1. Introduce yourself
2. Students do not attend classes in DCE ? How did you find it ? do you attend
3. You are grades oriented ? what do you know about IIMB classes – rigorous – your reaction
4. Oh Coaching ? what else did you get to know there
5. Why MBA ? Why not workex
6. Who is an entrepreneur ? which sector
7. What is IT enable industry, give some examples
8. Events ? which ones did you organize
9. Sports ? which position in basketball
10. Favourite player, what is Karl Malone known as
11. Which programmes do you watch on TV
12. Favourite subject - Digital electronics
13. Did anyone outside tell you that we donot know about it
14. How does a cellular work, companies providing the services
15. How is that signals of various operators donot clash
16. How does digital TV work
17. Do you want to know anything else about IIMB ?

Manish Kumar Saraswat (BE Mech) workex 3 years
1. Is your workex relevant to mech
2. Gas turbines – what is it and how it works
3. Combined cycles – working
4. Competitors to ABB – Advantages, strengths etc
5. Handling projects – equity and debt compositions – various situations given to make choices
6. Risks – how many types and how would you go about in each case

Saurabh (BE Elect) workex 2 years S/W
1. Coaching institutes – draw graphs Students Vs Expenditure, Students Vs Revenue
2. Shipping industry – number of hours of voyage vs expenditure
3. Relevence of electrical in software
4. Software projects you are working on – what, how
Prashant Sareen (BE Civil)

1. Would you like your interview to be general or specific - general
2. What are we looking for
3. Advertisements – HMT Vs Titan – various bylines over the years and why – grilled
4. Favourite ad and why
5. Major currencies in the world
6. Euro –grilled
7. Cantiliver – what is it ? Do you see any in this building (IHC) - No
8. What about staircase, Balcony – comment

Sudhir Kamat (BE Comp Science)
1. Good marks in XII, why DIT
2. Why software to MBA
3. What, why about MBA, why not 4 years of experiece
4. What are products, how do you go about
5. Where is Indian industry heading towards
6. Name some products and companies
7. Venture capital – what would you look as a s/w company from them
8. As a v.capitalist what would look for in a s/w company

IIMB Admissions '99 - Delhi. GD Topics - II
1. MBA in India is highly overrated.
2. Religion is a private affair and should be of no concern for the state
3. Decreasing defense expenditure and increasing social expenditure is the need of the hour

IIMB Admissions '99 - Delhi. GD Topics - I
1. Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can never match those learnt from experience
2. Democracy is hampering India progress

IIMB Admissions '99 - Delhi. Engineering - II
Vibhas Bhawan (Btech Mech) workex
1. What does your job entail
2. Extracurriculars and interests
3. Thermodynamics – grilled
4. Do you have any question to ask

Naresh Chandra Nirma (B.Tech )
1. Tell us something other than what is given in the form
2. Give us some topic which we can discuss of coming 10 minutes

Amit Kumar (BE Civil)
1. Water hammer
2. Reinforcement
3. Cantilever
4. Gave songs and asked to identify singers and directors

Amit Nangia (Mech with workex)
1. Advantages of f/w drive, why maruti using f/w drive
2. Best shape of fins (spherical ..etc), can you design fins
3. Auto cycle, diesel cycle, I/C cycles
4. Fly wheel
5. Wilhem’s line – I/C engine or Steam engine
6. Entropy vs enthalpy
7. Diesel / electric locomotives
8. Project in Maruti
9. Why left Reliance
10. Unleaded and leaded fuels and catalytic converter
11. Why not continue in design engineering
12. Best designer of all time on IC-Engine


IIMB Admissions '99 - Delhi. Non-Engineering - IV
Sangeeta ( B.A French, Belgium )
1. What is Business ?
2. How would you revolutionize business ?
3. How is rural marketing - Perfumes ?
4. Two things you can do in business – Advertising and R&D
5. Questioned on the issues of Medicines in the context of Patents
6. Brazilian Economy, Inflation rates………. How and Whys’ .
7. Tourist Spots in S. India and India in general…
8. What is variance and regression ?
9. Can you learn things you are not interested in ?
10. IIMB is maths oriented, what will you do ?

Dharmender ( BBA / CBS )
1. Why MBA after BBA / CBS ?
2. Why don’t you go for Job experience ?
3. What alternate careers- Mktg / HR as part of Job / MBA …?
4. Rajat Gupta of McKinsey in the form – quizzed on consultancy
5. Why were your marks not good ? Why a falling trend ?
6. Where did you do your summer training ? ( In an ad agency and STC )
7. What is Branding ?…Further probing on tea exports documentation at STC
8. Any questions you would like to ask ? why workex / full residential preferred

Amit Gairela (BBA)
1. Why MBA after BBA
2. How can you think you can add value without workex
3. Why do you want to do marketing
4. What did you study in finance
5. Why do you dislike theoretical subjects

Akshay Shah (BA Eco)
1. Why not cambridge / Trinity – why IIMB
2. Consumer behaviour – different situations given – comment
3. Production theory – marginal, average, average fixed, variable costs – draw graphs
4. Integration of MC – what would you get
5. Questions on finanical markets

Manasi Narasimhan ( B.A. Eco )
1. Why shifted from Madras to Delhi ?
2. Why shifted from Science to Economics ?
3. Why Eco to Management ?
4. Why MBA ?
5. What are forward contracts ?
6. What are you planning to specialise in ?
7. WTO… India in this context…What was the purpose of our joining WTO ?
8. Budget, Capital Markets…A few basic questions.

Shruti Wadhwa ( B.A. Eco )
1. Stock Markets - Sensex, BSE – latest movements
2. Taxation – Direct Taxes, Indirect Taxes, Wealth Tax
3. What is event management ? …Name a few companies in this area ?
4. Where is Manchester – Manchester of India….
5. What is Silicon Valley……do we have one in India…

Shaifali Gurnani ( B.A. Eco )
1. Why MBA ? Explain how you are more interested ?
2. Questions from the application form…the form you carry
3. Poetry…Narrate…
4. Indonesian Situation and south east asian crisis – family settled there
5. Acads – Management a/cing Vs Cost a/cing, Price Elasticity.
6. Questions on the points raised in the GD

Devender ( MMS, Devi Ahilya Univ )
1. Quantitative Techniques in management….
2. Linear Programming…
3. Travelling salesman problem…

Anshu Anand ( B.A. Eco )
1. What would you do 10 yrs frm now…( Says Entrepreneurship in entertainment industry )
2. Entertainment company… ABCL and its condition ?
3. What is small scale… costs ?
4. Convertibility – Capital a/c, Current a/c
5. Uncle makes 1 m $s in US, where will you account it
6. Standard of living/ Costs of living – Compare – US and India
7. Economies of scale – steel industry / Automobile…

Ruchika Rishi ( B.A. Eco – MIB, DSE )
1. You are a MD of a Co. – Selling pencils for last 15 yrs – Pens now ? what would you do ?
2. Three equations – Cost + Profit = price; Price – cost = profit; Price – profit = cost – used by three different business men – can you comment on their psyche
3. Of these who is monopoly, who is a Psu etc
4. Banks – costs and expenditures
5. You are an MD of a rural bank – what would you do to decrease costs
6. Rural has more gold what would you do
7. BOP – pre-1991 and current scenario - comment

Aseem Kaul ( B.A.Eco )
1. Favourite subject
2. Capitalism / Socialism …..Application
3. Prescription for India ---A Welfare state…
4. Delicensing Vs Disinvestment of PSUs, Effect on fiscal deficit
5. Creativity – Alyque padamsee – Why to IIM then
6. What job profile are you looking at ?
7. Why an Indian company – Work Culture..
8. Weakness – Getting along with people – any instances
9. Any questions about IIMB you want to ask ?

Aparajita ( B.A. Eco )
1. Marginal costs
2. Is replacement cost a marginal cost
3. Spectacles manufacturing – what are marginal costs
4. Labour – regular and contractual – which one is a marginal cost
5. A loan processing company – what are salaries - fixed costs
6. If workers increase what would happen
7. Computer processing application – what is the char of cost function
8. What are char of step function
9. Break-even point – depict in spectacles business – total revenue
10. Who were the last 2 reserve bank governers
11. Hill resorts of Tamilnadu
12. Which rivers merge at sunderbans river basin
13. Eco of scale – steel plant


IIMB Admissions '99 - Delhi. Non-engineering - I

Priyadarshini (BCA)
1. Difference between computer Applications and computer science
2. Mac vs IBM PC
3. What is inheritence
4. OOPs
5. Summarize the GD, Views on GD
6. Hobbies – latest novel read
7. Love story by Erich segal – discussed

Dr. Sunny Sharma (MBBS Ludhiana)
1. How was the GD
2. Why MBA after MBBS
3. Genetic engineering – cloning
4. Telemedicine, Health management
5. Government vs private cardiologists
6. ERP
7. Why not go for puttparthi for MBA
8. Ethics of making money – good / bad ? justify

Udit Taj Singh (BSc Gen)
1. How will you handle a union problem in an organization
2. Economics of farming – production, pricing, seasonal sowing etc.
3. Laws of thermodynamics, Boyle’s law
4. What are your career goals and why MBA
5. Trekking, travelling and river rafting – grilled – highest place, routes etc
6. Reading – latest book read
7. Ethical issues related to hipnotizing

Ashish (BSc Math)
1. About the gap in studies
2. What will you do if not selected
3. Difference between sequence and series
4. Fusion and fission
5. Hyperbola and ellipse
6. Your opinion about the GD
7. How do you improve your English
8. Reading – Ayn Rand, Howard Roark, Arundhati Roy
9. Draw parabola, hyperbola

Akit Somani (BSc Gen) workex
1. Questions on chemistry and Maths
2. Sigma and pi bonds
3. What are ‘gold flakes’
4. Why bunsen burner called so ? what was used before LPG
5. Differential calculus – Langrange’s theorem
6. What is your job
7. Are you not wasting some ones else’s productive time by calling him
8. Is Indian business aping west ?
9. What is a debit card
10. What is the IT interface used by SCB

Abhishek Aggarwal (BSc Physics)
1. What is Modern Physics
2. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
3. Contribution of Einstein to Physics
4. Who gave wave theory
5. Why management
6. Summarise the GD
7. Which singer do you like most – present and all time
8. Which books do you read

Maneesh Upadhyaya (BSc gen)
1. Heisenberg’s principle
2. Use of groups ?
3. Standard deviation – uses
4. Difference between C and Pascal – grilled
5. Why management after science
6. Yesterdays match – score cards

Saket Narang (BSc Physics)
1. Idol – peter drucker
2. Which books you read – how it helped you understading management
3. How did you contribute to your physics society
4. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
5. Brief history of time by Steven hawkings – discussion
6. Quantum theory and gravity, particles
7. What is standard deviation – what if it is 0
8. Weight of a squash racquet
9. Do you watch movies
10. Akshay Kumar’s photo shown – talk

Garima Garg (BA Maths)
1. Real Analysis and uses of real analysis
2. Calculus – couple of problems to solve
3. Why MBA
4. What do you think about bureaucracy – option
5. Is there overstaffing in father’s dept (Haryana irrigation)
6. What do you do in free time TT
7. Books – grilled
8. Installation of Rabri Devi – Opinion
9. Views about the GD
10. Other calls – How was MDI interview

Arvind Ramachandran (BA Math)
1. Music – violin
2. What is clay violin, ragas, famous violinist dead
3. Famous indian violinist who is a doctor
4. Spanish guitar, mexican guitar differences
5. Probability
6. If selected from ABC which one would you go for

IIMB Admissions '99 - Delhi. Non-engineering - II
Yashoda Malvi (MBA, Udaipur)
1. Work experience
2. Grilled on marketing

Surendersingh (B.Com H)
1. Principles of accounting
2. What does dy/dx mean
3. Point of influx
4. Emerging issues of finance
5. Capital account convertibility

Vijaya Tudu (B.Com H)
1. Background
2. Accounting concepts
3. Why not banking – why MBA
4. Dance – various forms, which form you are student of
5. Latest book and what did you learn

Kapil (BA english)
1. Poetry, poets – romance etc
2. Drama – shakespere – critics
3. Theatres – India and abroad
4. Painting – styles : impressionism, cubism , abstract

Sharda Fonea (BA Eco)
1. Who influenced the most
2. Which event changed you completely
3. Subjects – economics, sports, poems
4. If a plane crashes between two countries where will you bury them
5. Music – who invented rock, name a few rock musicians of 60-70
6. D/dt of cube of t

Phuntsok Wangyal (MA Eco)
1. Questions on Differentiation, permutation and combinations
2. Theory of production
3. Shadow pricing
4. Lagrangian multiplier
5. Tell us abuot yourself

S K Roy (MSc with workex)
1. Are you really observant ?
2. What is lotus notes
3. Will your project really help the client ?
4. How will it improve the services of MTNL
5. Papers and Mags – grilled
6. Articles on IIMs recently
7. How do you estimate exact quantity of coal

Anuj Pratap Singh (BSc Gen)
1. How do you feel being the last one
2. What do you do in the leisure time
3. Organicand Inorganic chemistry – grilled

Vandana Kashyap (BSc maths)
1. About my father
2. Academics
3. Differentiation, integration
4. CAPM, variance
5. Statistics
6. Hobbies

Subodh Kumar (BSC Botany)
1. Should the interview be general or specific
2. How do you relate botony, law, management and computer
3. Name 5 botanists who contributed to the society
4. Rabri govt, IPKF
5. LAN, WAN
6. Botany related questions

Rahul (BSc Gen)
1. Tell us anything other than what is written in the form
2. What are your favourite subjects
3. Sigma bond and pi bonds
4. What is ester and how is it formed
5. What are OH, ROH, COOH
6. If A/C breaks how will you keep the room cool

Sanjay Kumar (BA) workex
1. The prob of getting a right pair of socks from a box with 10 pairs
2. What will you do if not get selected
3. A,B,C – how many combinations possible
4. What are your job responsibilities


IIFT Interviews (20 mins)
  • General
  • Some students were quizzed on WTO.
  • Basically questions were asked from what is written in the form.
nterview Questions on 20/2/2001
Time duration : 15-20 mins
Panel size : 4

  • How is India doing in Exports, What are the advantages of exporting?
  • What are economic indicators?
  • Which Indian agencies govern trade?
  • Specific questions on hobbies- for example: difference between a Ghazal and a Nazm
  • Why IIFT?

IIMA
Interview lasted for 20 minutes, Educational Background: B.Sc.(Computer H/W)

1. Answer any three questions discussed outside the interview room.
a. Name any female Chief Ministers?
b. What is remote sensing used for?
2. What is the difference between B.Sc. hardware and Engineering Computers Science?
3. Ask yourself a question? (from the candidate's subjects)
(Questions mentioned by the student: How does a CD-ROM work?)
4. Now answer the question.
5. What is the difference between reflection and refraction? When does reflection take place and when refraction? (This
question was asked as a follow-up of the answer given by the candidate to the above question)
6. What is the speed of rotation of a CD-ROM?
7. What are tracks in the CD?
8. What do you think of the Miss World Beauty Pageant? What was the controversy about having it in India?
9. What is VDIS?
10. How much was declared and how much money was made?
11. What are your extra-curricular activities?
12. What is Liberation Theology?
13. Summarize the Movement. Which Indian leader quoted from this?
14. Is it possible to work in a company without giving up on your ethics?
15. Is Reliance a company with ethics?

IIMA
Interview lasted for 20-25 minutes, Educational Background : B.Com (Hons.)

1. Why are you not doing C.A.? Don't you consider that as a career alternative?
2. Do you think a B.Com (Hons) Degree will be enough if you do not make it into Management?
3. Let's take up your subjects in Degree What subjects did you have?
4. About International Trade (one of the subjects mentioned by the student) - What do you understand by the comparative a advantage theory?
5. What do you mean by 'consideration'? Give an example.
6. Where is the Loss from Profit & Loss Account put in the company's Balance Sheet and why?
7. As a layman, what would you look for in a company's Balance Sheet?
8. If you were to become an employee, what would you see in the company's Balance Sheet?
9. What do you mean by Break Even Point? How is it calculated?
10. What are the different types of taxes an individual pays?
11. What are the implications of wealth tax?
12. Is dividend on shares taxable?
13. (One of the interviewers gives the statement Y = a + b x and says)
(i) ?y/?x and (ii) dy/dx are to be found out. Is there any difference between the above two?
14. Tell me something about your Company.
15. What do you mean by cloning?
16. What are the ethical implications of cloning?
17. Tell us how you find the interview.
18. What did the other candidates say about the pattern of interviews?

IIMA
Interview lasted for approximately 25 min.

1. What is your mother?
2. What are your subjects in graduation?
3. What is Management Accountancy?
4. What is GDP of India? (Convert it in rupees)?
5. What is mean, median, mode?
6. What are measures of dispersion?
7. Is "Range" a measure of dispersion?
8. Name three people (famous ticket collectors) in sports? (This student was working as a ticket collector in Indian Railways at the time of this interview)
9. Define variable cost in Accounts and Economics.

IIMA
1. Which Mughal attacked Hyderabad?
2. What is unique about the Salarjung Museum?
3. Looking at the way names of places are being changed, suggest a name for Hyderabad.
4. You are planning to leave your course half way through and join IIMA, what is the guarantee that you would not leave I IIMA? (the student was already doing MBA from Osmania University at the time of the interview)
5. What is this 'Management institute in Hyderabad' you've written here? Why did you leave it?
6. Did you get any calls in CAT '94 or CAT '95?
7. Do you consider yourself to be a Hyderabadi? Tell us some general characteristics of Hyderabadis?
8. Tell us about the food, culture, some samples or examples of Hyderabadi language.
9. Tell us about the Golconda. When does it date back to?
10. Tell us about the history of Hyderabad.
11. What did the Nizam (contribute) give to Hyderabad or to the country?
12. Can you name a few prominent Hyderabadis in sports and films.
13. Are you comfortable in your academics.
14. Which subject are you comfortable in?
15. What is consumer behavior ?
16. Do you know about a well known book on consumer behavior some 20 years back?
17. How can you classify advertising?
18. Who protects consumers from misleading advertisements?
19. Name any four ads you know. Classify them. In the light of this, do you think the classification you have given is valid?
20. Can advertisers target their competitors directly?
21. Can you give instances of such direct attacks?
22. On what kind of products are the margins that can be charged low?

IIMC-PGDCM
1. Why PGDCM?
2. If you are so interested in computers, tell us a few areas in which computers are used in Mechanical Engineering?
3. Specific examples?
4. Explain the procedure of designing a heat exchanger using CAD/CAM. What are the Input parameters and output p Parameters?
5. In welding, give specific example where computers are used?
6. In FORTRAN, how are nested DO loops work?
7. Which area in mathematics do you like? OR?
8. Write an LP problem? Produce a graphical solution. Why is it called an LP?
9. Write down Baye's theorem. Difference between conditional and joint probability?
10. You have not mentioned hobbies/extracurricular activities in your application form. What do you do in your free time?
11. Give two strengths and two weaknesses.

IIMC-PGDCM
1. You don't have work experience. Do you?
2. How will this course help you - Such a change from BioMedical Engineering to PGDCM?
3. Name a few successful entrepreneurs.
4. MBA is detrimental to being an entrepreneur - Comment.
5. Give an example of an entrepreneur who had MBA background.
6. What is the political scene in A.P.?
7. How is the congress placed?
8. Aren't the naxalites a political force?
9. Recently there was a vote in Canada. The result was 51 : 49. What was it about.

IIML
1. In Computer architecture, how does data flow?
2. What are your job responsibilities at CMC?
3. Can you name some of the rivals of Pentium?
4. Pentium, Motorola 68030, Alpha , PowerPC - which performs better? How would you compare
5. What difference does advertising make? Microsoft Vs Apple.
6. What is CIM?
7. What is JIT?
8. What is TQM?
9. Is CMC going in for TQM?

XLRI-BMD
1. Tell me about yourself. What traits do you have which will help in your career in management?
2. How is L&T different from family business? (The student's family has L&T dealership)
3. What do you want to specialise in? Why? In any set up, is not marketing very important?
4. If you don't get XLRI, would you be very disappointed? After XLRI, will you work? How long?
5. What is the aim of your business? If it is not "only money", what else? How big id it?
6. Is there a forum for redressal labour disputes in your business?
7. Businessmen are not ethical. What do you think. How would you deal with it?
8. Government scheme of giving bonds for declaring black money. Do you think it works?
9. If you were the Finance Minister, what would you do? Tax laws?
10. What do you want in life?

XLRI-BMD
1. How do you pronounce your name?
2. What does your name mean?
3. Tell us something about yourself.
4. Do you think you can work under somebody as a subordinate?
5. As a girl how will you be able to manage things?
6. What would you like to specialise in?
7. What are the electives that we offer?
8. Name the courses offered in Finance.
9. Have you gone through the XLRI prospectus?
10. What are the activities which XLRI students indulge in (Extra curricular)?
11. What are the scholarships we offer?
12. What are your hobbies?
13. Name any cartoonist and any painter. (this was a follow-up of the previous question)
14. What is a secular state?
15. Give an example for a theocratic state.
16. Do you read any economic newspapers?
17. What was the activity that was dominated in news? (Answer given: Budget; Davos summit)
18. Was Davis summit an economic or political event? Why?
19. Tell us something about Kolar. (Note that the student's surname was Kolar and hence this question)
20. What does your father do?
21 What does DRDL stands for?
22. What are agricultural research centres in Hyderabad?
23. What does ICRISAT stand for?
24. What is semi arid?
25. Is Hyderabad a semi arid region?
26. Tell us about prohibition in A.P.

XLRI-PMIR
(Interview lasted for approx. 15-20 min.)

1. Why did you not confirm your participation (for the interview)?
2. What are you subjects?
3. What changes havew been there in the recent Budget with relation to personal Income tax?
4. What do you know about Union Budget?
5. What is fiscal deficit?
6. Compare Budgets of Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh.
7. What are your views on privatisation of Railways?
8. Tell us about corruption in Railways?
9. Give a brief valedicatory speech.
10. Why do you want to do Personnel Management?
11. Your views on VRS?
12. Why do you want to leave Railways?


Engineer (Industrial & Production Engineering) at IIM-Ahmedabad interview.

1. What do you think of the GD? How did the group perform?
2. How was your performance? How do you rate yourself? Please do a fair analysis.
3. What is your final year project? Describe it.
4. How did Industrial and Production Engineering help you in this project?
5. What is ferrite?
6. What are the other structures of Iron?
7. What is tempering of steel?
8. What are various other heat treatment processes?
9. What are various layouts used in production? What is the difference between them?
10. Explain layouts used in B.S.P. (candidate had done a training at Bhilai Steel Plant).
11. Is production of wine a batch production or mass production system?
12. Do you drink wine?
13. What is Kinesis?
14. What is Congo? Why is it called Congo?
15. What does an Entrepreneur need to start a venture?
16. What are DFIs?
17. What is Venture Capital?
18. What is difference between an entrepreneur and a manager?
19. What is equity?
20. Name major stock exchanges in India?
21. How do you measure the performance of stock exchange?
22. What is OECD? Name its members?
23. What does S.G.S.I.T.S. stand for?
24. Why Industrial and Production Engineering? What options were available to you?
25. What is I. M. F. and World Bank?
26. What is approximate value of Sensex at present? When was it at its highest? When was it lowest?
27. Analyse us on the basis of body language.
28. What is the index of BSE? What is the index of NSE?

A quick analysis : Since the candidate was a fresher from the final year of his B.E. course, a lot of stress was laid on his academics and on questions that would help the interviewer judge the candidate’s inherent potential for management and desire to join a rigorous course. Since the candidate was a fresher from the final year of his B.E. course, a lot of stress was laid on his academics and on questions that would help the interviewer judge the candidate’s inherent potential for management and desire to join a rigorous course.
Here is a list of questions asked SCMHRD, Pune interview.
1. Do you consider yourself a Bihari or a Bengali?
2. Comment on the state of Bihar, in particular, politics.
3. Do you think Mitsubishi Lancer is a right car with a wrong company? (The candidate works with Hindustan Motors)
4. Do you think leaders are born and not made?
5. Do you think H R Management can be taught in a classroom? etc.

A quick analysis : Since the candidate was a working executive, the flavour of the interview was entirely different. Maturity level was being judged and the candidate’s understanding of his role in company too was being examined. The interviewers were trying to assess whether the candidate has actually broadened his horizons or still a mental fresher! Since the candidate was a working executive, the flavour of the interview was entirely different. Maturity level was being judged and the candidate’s understanding of his role in company too was being examined. The interviewers were trying to assess whether the candidate has actually broadened his horizons or still a mental fresher!
Here is a list of questions asked to another lady interviewee (pursuing MMS) at SCMHRD, Pune interview.
1. Explain the meaning of your name.
2. Describe yourself.
3. Describe your hobbies and general interests.
4. Describe your values. What do you understand by values?
5. Do you consider that your mistakes are your responsibilities?
6. In which subject would you like to specialize in MBA?
7. What is an organisation? What are its objectives?
8. What is the basis of power?
9. What is grapevine?
10. You are already so clear as to what is taught in II year at Symbiosis, so you need not join Symbiosis at all. Comment.
11. Why do you have an interest in Human Behaviour?
12. Do you like to listen to people?
13. You have got such a good command over language, where did you learn it?
14. What have you read in non-fiction?
15. Which book have you read recently?
16. You have got such serious tastes in reading, this should imply that you are a very serious person.
17. What is the difference between ethos and ethics?

A quick analysis : Most of these questions were based on what was mentioned by the candidate in her bio-data. Since the candidate was from management studies background, the interview was bent towards that. Confidence, value for values, approach in life, general reading, clarity of objectives, real life analysis etc. were checked in this interview.
 
IIMA Selection Process 1999, Delhi. Questions for students in Economics


Malavika Pillai Eco

1. Relation ship between average curves and marginal curves
2. Asked for topics in stats / MME
3. Alternative career plan
4. Rural India – Dairy production, NDDB etc.
5. Awards in the country – Padmabhushan, Padmashri, ….international – Magsasay….
6. Mathematics and applications in Eco – differentiation….
7. Give some ways of improving life in Delhi

Amit Diwan Eco
1. What are your subsidary subjects
2. Questions on differentiation
3. Problems in Delhi and possible solutions
4. Education system – should you have final exams

Tarun Sharma Eco
1. Cost curves
2. Tobin tax
3. Laffers curve
4. Name a few macroeconomists and their contributions
5. Vishnu Bhagwat’s dismissal
6. Questions on Football

Amit Dhingra Eco
1. Cost curves, constant returns to scale
2. Admission at Cambridge, why coming here
3. Economic history
4. What was the feedback from others – who were happy and who were not
5. Books written on economics
6. Economies of scale

Sainath Ramanathan Eco
1. Questioned on the tie worn – criteria for giving gifts
2. Showed press clippings on market capitalization of 7 companies – talk for 3 minutes
3. How is share price determined
4. Operation flood, NDDB, Amul
5. Micro Vs Macro economics
6. If you were Bal Thackeray, what 5 things would you do
7. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India – Phone rates and roll back

Ramya Viswanathan Eco
1. Draw IC curves, Budget line
2. Input, Output model
3. Rank of a Matrix
4. Debating – talk on women’s bill; are in favour or against – talk for 3 min against

Akshay Shah Eco
1. Quantitative theory of Money
2. Measures of money supply
3. About trinity college, cambridge – name famous alumni
4. Questions on tennis and Davis cup
5. Career in academics – grilled
6. Mathematics – convex curves, differentiation, integration
7. CRR, why CRR is a ratio, what is in the numerator and the denominator
8. Show us your transcripts, why doesn’t the subject names exist

Shweta Aggarwal Eco
1. India’s per capita GDP
2. Purchasing power parity
3. Definition of money supply
4. Phillips curve
5. Giffin goods
6. Substitute products
7. CRR – Objective of having it
8. Quantitative theory of Money
9. Reading interests – latest novel read

Kartik Khare Eco
1. Total revenue, total cost, total fixed cost – Difference ? Profitability ? Breakeven point
2. How did Urdu evolve
3. Questions on NIIT – Sybase, Access
4. Dramatics – Famous Indian personality who won international award recently
5. What feedback you got outside – questions on feedback

Himanshu Seth Eco
1. Welfare economics
2. Difference between state and Union territory
3. Convince us Tendulkar is not the best bastman in the world

Rohit Gulati Eco
1. Budget – what is in for software industry
2. Compare – Yashwant Sinha and Manmohan Singh
3. Constitution of India – Where, When and how was formed
4. Why Independence and Republic day celebrated on 15/8 and 26/1 respectively
5. Amartya Sen’s view on Capitalism

IIMA selection process 1999 - Delhi. Questions for students of Economics - II

Bhavna Bindra, (BA H. Eco)
1. Difference between Variable costs and Fixed costs
2. Break even point – 2 problems
3. Classical dance – management is a very demanding career
4. UP as state ranked in the Indian economy – criteria
5. National income calculation
6. How do you take care of ‘chai wala’, smugglers incomes in the calculation
7. How many people you know from CL

Varad Pande (BA H. Eco)
1. What did you think of the Case discussion
2. Linear programming – Minimization problem with some constraints
3. How did CL help you
4. Who did the reorganization of India ? What was the criteria
5. Career goals ? while answering – Have you prepared the answer ?
6. Please read the news paper on the day of the interview
7. Women’s residence in the college
8. Is a girls college better

Pallavi C Tiwari (BA H. Eco) with workex
1. Work experience - What is supply chain
2. International business
3. Input-Output matrix
4. Liberalistion Vs Globalization
5. Pay commission
6. Finance commission

Nikhil Madhok (BA H. Eco)
1. Indifference curves
2. How to become citizen of India / US
3. Abstract – How famous personalities would look at the window in the room and say
4. Solutions to the case study
5. What does your name mean
6. Questions on football

Apoorva Sharma (BA H. Eco)
1. Geometric man
2. ASEAN crisis
3. Correlation
4. Economics of scale and scope
5. Increasing returns to scale
6. Oliogopoly,
7. Monopolistic competition - Soft drinks, MBA institutes

IIMA Selectio Process - 1999, Delhi. Questions for Engineering students - I

Sunil Yadav (IITD, with workex)
1. Fundamental Rights
2. ERP system – talk about
3. Mathematical problems to solve
4. About the Job – function and your contribution

Ashwini Bharadwaj (B.Tech – Chem, IITD)
1. Basics of heat transfer, and fluid dynamics
2. Chemical principles in the room / your blazer, explain the concepts
3. Important women personalities in India / Abroad you know – talk about them
4. Scouts and Guides – Origin and purpose
5. How to start a new business
6. Rank in the department

Tushar Subhra Das (BE – Mech, DCE)
1. Refrigeration and air conditioning – fundamentals
2. Manufacturing machines
3. George Soros – Brazilian and S.E.Asian Crisis
4. Poverty line – define
5. GDP, Percapita income, 3 rich and 3 poor states of the country
6. Talk about Gujarat
7. Report Writing – How will you go about for a project
8. G-7 / G – 15 / G – 77

Sameer Bajaj ( BE-Comp, DCE)
1. ISO-OSI model
2. Base 3 representation of integer and decimal
3. Anti-incumbancy factor
4. FDI in film making
5. Who is Kidwai – old and new
6. Final year project – Details

Aman Batra (BE-Mech)
1. Differential Equations
2. Kramer Rule
3. Basic Mechanics
4. Reservation – for handicapped, SC/ST – why

Munish Khurana (B.Tech – Mech, REC Kurukshetra) with workex
1. Job related – piping layout
2. Why did you leave SAIL
3. Grilled on Budget
4. Showed a photo of Mahatma Gandhi, asked which 5 questions would he ask if he were to be on the panel. Selected one of the question – on education policy and grilled. Ahimsa.
5. Derivatives

Rohit Gulati (IITD)
1. Talk on Euro
2. Ways to improve Delhi
3. Budget and features
4. Questions of department

Sunil Gopalan (BE Elect & Commn., DCE)
1. Any three question we should ask you
2. Iridium – long discussion
3. Beauty contests and Aishwarya Ray – hobby
4. Optical fibres – how they work
5. Data and Voice transmission – difference
6. Budget – GDP, Fiscal Deficit; Excise, Sales and Octroi taxes
7. Mobile Vs Land phones (PSTN)
8. State of Internet in India, what should be done to improve
9. Penetration of computers in India

Sumit Sapra (BE Elect & Commn., DCE)
1. What all subjects do you have
2. Microwave oven – working
3. Noise in international calls is lesser why ?
4. Showed a photograph and asked what the guy in the photo would ask as part of the panel ?
5. Who benefits from MTV culture and who loses
6. Name southern states, Goa a state ?
7. Hight court vs supreme court
8. Summarize the interview in 2 sentences.

IIMA Selection Process - 1999, Delhi. Questions for students of Engineering - II

Sangeet Batra (BE. Civil, DCE)
1. Why do you have a feminine name ?
2. What is the roof above your head made of ?
3. How do you solve Delhi's water problem ?
4. How would you build a canal under surface - Yamuna to parts of Delhi ?
5. Statistics of Indo-Pak Cricket matches - what conclusion can GOI draw ?
6. Why did you take job in IT industry ?

Abhishek Sud (BE. Computers, DCE)
1. Compute log 1/x thru just additions and subtraction
2. Talk on Windows NT and Mac Operating systems
3. Apple - Operating systems and processor speeds
4. Questions of govt and politics
5. Economy - derugulation, liberalization, globalisation
6. Hobbies and Extra-curriculars

Vivek Madan (BE. Mech, DCE)
1. Prove | x | + |y| >= |x + y|
2. Questions on pay commision and finance commission
3. Simply supported Beam-elongation
4. About DCE

Brijen Puri (BE Electonics, DCE)
1. What do you know about ERP (mentioned in GD)
2. Historical monuments of Delhi ?
3. Manufacture of Microprocessors
4. Difference between desktop, server, printer etc.
5. Parallel and serial architecture
6. HLL versus Colgate Palmolive
7. Problems facing Delhi

Nitin A. Gupta (B.Tech Civil, IITD)
1. Difference between beam and buss
2. Amartya sen's theory - talk
3. Shape of earth
4. What is civil engineering
5. Capital of America
6. What is there in California and New York

Sanjay Chawla (B.Tech Mech, IITK)
1. Difference between - Options and Futures, Bond and Debentures, Money and Capital markets
2. What is Monetary policy
3. Thermodynamics

Anurag Gupta (B.Tech Chem. IITD)
1. Summer training and placements
2. Bernaulli's theorem
3. Skin friction - bent on trying to prove me wrong
4. Number of cities in India, states and union territories

Mohit Kumar (B.Tech Computers, IITD)
1. B.Tech project
2. Binary search
3. Swap alogorithm - 3 different approaches
4. Why should Hindi be a national language
5. Talk for and against, one minute each on - "Mahatma Gandhi's policy is irrelevant today"

Naveen Kukreja (BE electrical, DCE)
1. What is your favourite subject - power systems
2. Questions on generation, transmission and distribution
3. Sensitivity to environment - Prove
4. Restructuring of SEBs - effects
5. Which states have restructured their SEBs
6. Why Cricket is popular only in 8 countries

Sumit Sarangi (B.Tech Mech, IITD)
1. What did you contribute in case study
2. Questions on physics - some circuits to be drawn
3. Total quality management
4. Two minute speech on Mahatma Gandhi

Amit Jain (B.Tech, Lucknow)
1. Difference between Central and State Universaties
2. Mobile communication
3. Why sales
4. Reforms in the education system

Sameer Majumdar (B.Tech, IITD)
1. General Awareness - NAFTA, Euro, ASEAN (Currencies and Crisis), Indian politics
2. B.Tech project
3. Normal distribution
4. Budget
5. Tax reforms and schemes

Nishant Mittal (B.Tech Textile, IITD)
1. Tell us about your childhood
2. Courses in this semester
3. Laplace transformations
4. Where all have you got calls from
5. Sensex
6. Do you have job, how long you plan to work there ?
7. What are Gabardine, Oxford wear, Plain wear
8. G-7 countries - name them
9. Nuclear powers - who are they, define what is a nuclear power
10. Ringitt - which country
11. SE asian crisis
12. Textile industry - problems
13. About Rajat Sood - My batchmate
14. Family
15. US - power in world, Rank in population

Vineet Gupta (B.Tech Textile, IITD)
1. NABARD
2. ASEAN - countries and crises
3. Haryana - talk
4. Which all countries have rupee as their currency
5. Mohan guruswami - questions
6. Family business

Sumit Kumar (B.Tech Chem, IITD)
1. Problem to solve in heat transfer
2. General awareness
3. BJP - which states being ruled
4. Campus placements

Saurabh Tayal (BE Electrical, Roorkee)
1. Political and economic situation of the nation
2. Technical - electrical
3. Hobbies - Billiards

Ankit Jain (BE Electrical, Roorkee)
1. What does your name mean
2. Estimate performance of a company on the basis of medals received
3. Reading habits
4. Working of - Tubelight, Fan, induction motors, synchronous motors


IIMA Selection Process - 1999, Delhi. Questions for students of Economics - II

Bhavna Bindra, (BA H. Eco)
1. Difference between Variable costs and Fixed costs
2. Break even point - 2 problems
3. Classical dance - management is a very demanding career
4. UP as state ranked in the Indian economy - criteria
5. National income calculation
6. How do you take care of 'chai wala', smugglers incomes in the calculation
7. How many people you know from CL

Varad Pande (BA H. Eco)
1. What did you think of the Case discussion
2. Linear programming - Minimization problem with some constraints
3. How did CL help you
4. Who did the reorganization of India ? What was the criteria
5. Career goals ? while answering - Have you prepared the answer ?
6. Please read the news paper on the day of the interview
7. Women's residence in the college
8. Is a girls college better

Pallavi C Tiwari (BA H. Eco) with workex
1. Work experience - What is supply chain
2. International business
3. Input-Output matrix
4. Liberalistion Vs Globalization
5. Pay commission
6. Finance commission

Nikhil Madhok (BA H. Eco)
1. Indifference curves
2. How to become citizen of India / US
3. Abstract - How famous personalities would look at the window in the room and say
4. Solutions to the case study
5. What does your name mean
6. Questions on football

Apoorva Sharma (BA H. Eco)
1. Geometric man
2. ASEAN crisis
3. Correlation
4. Economics of scale and scope
5. Increasing returns to scale
6. Oliogopoly,
7. Monopolistic competition - Soft drinks, MBA institutes

IIMA Selection Process - 1999, Delhi. Questions for BSc, BCom and BBA students - I

Maneesh Upadhyaya (BSc, St Stephens)
1. Why science to management
2. Difference between preference and normal shares
3. ICICI – talk
4. Which game requires more energy ( hobby)
5. Difference between a manager and entrepreneur
6. Budget – Features
7. Cricket and Baddy related questions
8. Five fastest sports

Abhishek aggarwal (BSc, Kurukshetra)
1. Subjects in graduation
2. Electromagnetic theory – examples
3. Cramer’s Rule (apply on paper), optimization, derivaties
4. Inertia related questions (on paper)

Saket Narang (BSc Physics)
1. Normal distribution vs Poisson distribution – Grilled on Stats
2. Applications of physics – take examples from the room, from the body
3. Lightest and heaviest elements in the periodic table
4. Sensex
5. G-7 nations and their currencies
6. Bharat Ratna recipients
7. Boyle’s law
8. Maxima and Minima of a funtion


Dheeraj

1. Maxima and Minima of a Parabola
2. Probability of a biased coin

Ashima Sharma (BBA, Lucknow)
1. Why BBA from Lucknow
2. Dairy and associated concepts, TQM, any other certification
3. Per-capita income, distribution curve
4. Indian culture, questions about sanskrit script
5. Father’s business

Rahul Joshi (B.Com)
1. How was the GD
2. Khalsa, Sikhism; Badal Vs Tohra
3. Conversions
4. Matrix additon and Multiplication
5. BJP’s economic policies


IIMA Selection Process - 1999, Delhi. Questions for students of Commerce and Science - II

Pramod Marar (B.Com H.)
1. Regression and Correlation (graphs and equation)
2. Diamond-water thrift
3. What does my name and surname mean
4. Relation between P&L account, Balance sheet
5. Sources and uses of funds
6. Names of some management gurus
7. Deep interest bonds
8. Sec 80l, 88 of taxation
9. Double / triple taxation bond

Namita Poddar (B.Com H.)
1. Latin American earth quake
2. Indifference curve
3. Relationship between economics and financial management etc.
4. Differentiation
5. Cooking

Banking Mitra (B.Com H.)
1. Name all subjects in graduation
2. Difference between diminishing and decreasing returns
3. Should doctors be governed by an ethical code of conduct
4. Latest developments in Kosoro in the last 24 hours
5. Preparation of fund flow statement
6. Relationship between P&L account, Balance sheet and fund flow statement

Amol Maheswari (B.Com H.. Studying in MDI, Gurgaon)
1. Why do you want to move to IIMA from MDI
2. About MDI
3. About capital / money markets
4. Hobbies and extra-curriculars
5. Corporate social responsibility and my perspective

Shahana Roy (BSc H. Physics)
1. Three women who are pain in the neck for A B Vajpayee
2. Indian English literature - Authors, current scenario
3. Probability related questions
4. Describe Sita, Draupadi and Mother Teresa

Saurabh Upadhyay (BSc H. Physics)
1. What were you doing for the last three hours waiting outside
2. What are your impressions about the panel
3. What questions do you expect from us
4. You are from Asansol, why are you studying in Delhi
5. Boyle's laws
6. Kepler's laws and problems to solve
7. Ellipse - Importance in physics
8. Difference between an ellipse, hyperbola and parabola
9. General awareness - TRAI, Lahore bus trip of the PM


IIM-A Case Study and Interview Questions asked on 2/03/2001

IIM-A Case Study (Duration 5 + 15 minutes)

Panel size : 3 members
Number of Participants = 9 - 10

Mr. Ashok is the Technical Manager of a firm. He has given an order for a forging press to a contractor. The Contractor calls up Mr. Ashok and tells him that Forging Press is ready and can bring the cheque and collect the Forging Press.
Mr. Ashok's boss, the Senior Manager directs Mr. Ashok to cancel the order immediately. What is Mr. Ashok to do?

Interview Questions

Duration 20 - 25 minutes
Panel size : 3

1) Subject Knowledge
2) How could you describe your stream to a layman?
3) Questions based on that day's Newspaper
4) Why some students did not ask for financial assistance
5) Budget


IIM-A Case Study and Interview Questions asked on 2/03/2001

IIM-A Case Study (Duration 5 + 15 minutes)

Panel size : 3 members
Number of Participants = 9 - 10

Mr. Ashok is the Technical Manager of a firm. He has given an order for a forging press to a contractor. The Contractor calls up Mr. Ashok and tells him that Forging Press is ready and can bring the cheque and collect the Forging Press.
Mr. Ashok's boss, the Senior Manager directs Mr. Ashok to cancel the order immediately. What is Mr. Ashok to do?

Interview Questions

Duration 20 - 25 minutes
Panel size : 3

1) Subject Knowledge
2) How could you describe your stream to a layman?
3) Questions based on that day's Newspaper
4) Why some students did not ask for financial assistance
5) Budget


IIM-A Case Study & Interviews on 4th March'2001


Case:
Case study was similar to the "My Encounters" case study No 7. But only difference is it is a software company and not a engineering company(CHEMCO).

Interview:

  • Interviewers did not start with "Tell me about yourself" . They straight away asked questions based on what each candidate has written in his/her biodata form.
  • Every candidate was asked some questions on mathematics like statistics or derivations of well known mathematical formula.
  • Some candidates were asked on areas totally different from their areas of specialisation. This is to check whether the candidate is able to handle stress.

IIM - A Case study and Interview on 5/3/2001 and 6/3/2001


Case:
The case study was similar to the case study No: 17 and 18 of "My encounters".

Interview:

  • Mechanical Engineers were asked on Milling, Lathe, CNC machines
  • Some candidates were asked about GDP, GNP and GDP of various countries. The currencies of various countries
  • The per capita income of various countries were asked
  • Members of ASEAN
  • Overall impression is the panel is trying to see if the candidate can keep his/her cool when questioned in areas totally different from their field of specialization

IIM-A Case Study & Interviews on 3rd March'2001
Venue :
IIFT, Delhi
Case Study :
Duration : 20 min.
Group Size :
8
Panel Size :
3

The case study involved discussion on the relief work carried out after the earthquake at Gujarat. A person in-charge of carrying life-saving drugs is stopped by another who claims to be related to the local MP and he takes the drugs away.

What is the person in-charge supposed to do now ??

Note: The time given for reading & thinking was 5 mins.

Interview Questions.

Duration : 25 - 35 mins.
Panel Size : 3

Final Comments : The personal interviews have been manageable for students who have been laying a lot of stress on self analysis, SWOT analysis, revising their fundamentals, and developing a desire to own responsibility for their actions. In fact, most of what is taught by trainers came in very handy for students as having had the mock interview practice earlier, the chances of repetitive errors were minimised. If you are an MBA aspirant, keep watching this space for more real life feedback from the campuses. The personal interviews have been manageable for students who have been laying a lot of stress on self analysis, SWOT analysis, revising their fundamentals, and developing a desire to own responsibility for their actions. In fact, most of what is taught by trainers came in very handy for students as having had the mock interview practice earlier, the chances of repetitive errors were minimised. If you are an MBA aspirant, keep watching this space for more real life feedback from the campuses. The personal interviews have been manageable for students who have been laying a lot of stress on self analysis, SWOT analysis, revising their fundamentals, and developing a desire to own responsibility for their actions. In fact, most of what is taught by trainers came in very handy for students as having had the mock interview practice earlier, the chances of repetitive errors were minimised. If you are an MBA aspirant, keep watching this space for more real life feedback from the campuses.







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