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Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Admission Status : Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP 2012-2014 batch), IIMA
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TushrKumr SaysI m pretty sure it will come today
Called up Admission Office . The person said " Results will be out on 16th".
X % - 84%, CBSE -2003
XII% - 81%, CBSE - 2005
BE Mechanical - Bits Pilani , 8.2 GPA ( 2009)
Power Sector, 24 months Crompton Greaves - Transformer Design
7 months BHEL - Material Management
Quant : 98.4
Verbal : 98.1
Aggregate : 99.33
Extra curriculars : 1. National Level Lawn tennis player in School days
2. 4 Individual Patents in transformer design.
3. Many Event Managing certis at college level.
Interview & Essay
Essay : Childhood lost in streets
Brief Snapshot of the attempt: Wrote about the poverty in India making small children to work . RTE a step forward but more efforts required from individual front
Time given : 2 mins thinking time , 10 mins writing time
Rate your preparation(0-5): 4
Rate your performance(0-5): 3
Panel Members Intro: A middle aged prof and a middle aged lady
Lady Prof : So tell me about your work
Me : Currently am working in MM department in BHEL and working on e procurement project. We are a team of 4 members and our task is to reduce the paper work by making the process online. All the approvals and enquiries for tenders will be generated on system and noone will be alowed to view them or modify them before the bid opening date so less corruption.
We are planning to reduce the total cycle time by 10-15%
Lady Prof : So how much have you been able to reduce it till date.
Me : Mam around 4-5 %
Lady prof : So was this your idea ?
Me : No Mam it was somebody's else. I am just a part of the team.
Lady Prof : So what exactly is your function in the whole process.
Me: The other people involved in the project have been in BHEL since starting and I am the only one to have worked in private before coming to BHEL so I have to introduce the best practices of the private company's supply chain into a government organization.
Lady Prof : Ok
Male Prof : So you have 4 patents in transformer field. Tell me the patents.
Me : Sir 1.... 2..... 3..... 4.........
Male Prof : Ok tell me the one which is least technical and most profitable.
Me : Sir there is thins one patent .......... ( described in detail)
Male Prof : So how much cost saving you achieved?
Me : Sir Its more a quality enhancement so difficult to tell.
Male Prof : Still give me some numbers
Me : Sir around 40-50 lakhs annually in this patent.
Male Prof: So why not patented in US
Me : Sir no idea , some company policy i guess.
Male Prof: Ok solve this puzzle . Three people A ,B & C are blindfolded and you have 5 hats 3 of black color and 2 of red . Open A's eyes and ask him to look at B & C hats and tell which hat is he wearing but A couldn't. Same process repeated with B but B couldn't. But C told which cap he is wearing without opening his eyes. How?
I got Confused .... tried quickly so Male Prof told that take your own time.
Me : After some efforts solved in 2-3 minutes.
Male Prof asked me to explain what i did.
Lady Prof : Ok you have written that the biggest challenge for India is governance and you want to implement Performance Rating System in government organizations. Isnt that already in place ?
Me : Mam its there but no use of it . Promotions and salary rise are not dependent on that rating so whats the point.
Can i give you an example of my workplace
Lady Prof (Reading my form ) : No
Male Prof looked at her and smiled.
Lady Prof: There are so many bills coming along say for e.g. Food Security Bill . According to you what are its negative implications ? ( I wrote abt RTE in essay)
Me : Mam 1.............
Lady Prof : Next
Me : Mam 2,3 ..........
Lady Prof : No next
Me : 4 ...............
Lady Prof: What you are saying is correct but all this you must have read somewhere . Tell me something what YOU think about it . Common push yourself and give me the 5th point.
Me : Hmmmm..........Mam I feel that if we give free food to someone why would he work ... Instead of providing food to people we must try to provide employment opportunities for the welfare of everyone .
Lady Prof: Ok , Good.
Both Lady Prof and Male Prof looked at each other and nodded.
Lady Prof : Just one more question . Pakka last one . Name 3 singers who died in 2011. ( I had written singing as a hobby in my form)
Me : Jagjit Singh .................. hmm Whitney Houston oh sorry she died in 2012 ... hmmmm Micheal Jackson died in 2010 ...... Hmm Devanand died last year but not not a singer .
Lady Prof : Yeah if he used to sing in bathroom you cant say about that .
Me : Hmmmmmmmmm.......
Lady Prof: time is up ... Now you can go and kick yourself outside (smiled).
Male Prof offered me toffee
I said pleasure meeting you two . thanks a lot..
Rate your preparation(0-5): 4
Rate your performance(0-5): 4
Atmosphere was very friendly and both profs nodded in agreement while i answered . While I was solving the puzzle I saw Lady Prof sitting on the edge of her seat with a look of eagerness for me to solve the problem and once i said C will be wearing black hat for sure she was relieved and relaxed on her seat .
Hope so I get through . Fingers crossed till then :)
Dude, with due respect, your logic is flawed.
Had the prob of A been 0.6 and B been 0.7 then prob of C being killed wouldn't have been 1.3.
Hi aditya...what are documents that are required to be carried to the interview.?
I haven't received any hard copy yet....
will that be a problem??
Experience posted in Experience thread
X %,Board -- 84 , year-- 2003
XII%, Board-- 81 , year -- 2005
Undergrad Stream--- BE (mechanical ) CGPA -- 8.13, Year-- 2009,
Institute ---BITS Pilani
Work-Ex: 31 months total
Sectors -- Power , Company - BHEL -- 6 months and Crompton Greaves 2 yrs
Quant ---- 98.14
Verbal --- 98.56
Aggregate ---- 99.33
(category if applicable) --- General
Extra acads :
Any other special thing abt u: 4 Patents in Transformers
National Lawn tennis player in school days
Many org committes in college
Interview & Essay
Date : 9/2/12
Essay : Insanity is doing same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Number of Ppl present : 7/10
Time: 9 am
Brief Snapshot of the attempt: Essay was okaish , excellent first para and last para but not so good examples in between.
Started the GD with the quote than winners dont do different things but do things differently . Made an entry 5 times .... everyone was involved .... no fish market scene..... though we digressed from the topic a lot showed that no on one actually quoted good examples in essays with everone interpreting topic in their own way
Time given : 15 minutes for essay , 11 minutes for GD
Rate your preparation(0-5): 3
Rate your performance(0-5): 3.5
Panel Members Intro: 2 Young Proffs (1 suited proff whom we shall call SP from here on , another proff non suited and hence will be called NSP
Me : Good After noon sir ( it was exact 12 pm )
SP & NSP : have a seat
SP : Give me your file ( started looking in it )
NSP : So hows your day goiing ?
Me : Fine Sir , a dream come true for me
SP : Is this the dream or getting in is a dream
Me : Getting in is final destination ... coming this far is also a dream come true
NSP : Ok why do want an MBA ? Marketing ?
Me : No sir not only marketing but for learning other things as well.
( SP kept looking in the file)
SP : If i give you ABM call and only that is your last call of season would you take it ?
Me : Not sir I am more inclined towards Power sector so no ... I am sorry for filling it up.
Sp : Thats Ok no issues.
NSP : So you left CG and joined BHEL that too at a lower salary.. Why ?
Me : My main purpose is to learn , BHEL offered me marketing or Purchase role , I asked for the same in CG but was not given the opportunity as my boss was adamant on keeping me with him in design department only.
NSP : But you said you dont want to do marketing
Me : sir I said I dont want to do marketing ALONE but learn other things like financial number as well . In CG i learnt about technical aspects but had no exposure to business scenario so switched .
NSP : So where do you want to go after MBA ?
Me : Sir Strategic Management
NSP : ok so no insanity doing different things ( GD TOPIC)
Smiles all around
NSP : So you are from ....... Bhopal ? and BHEL also in Bhopal ?
Me : Yes Sir
NSP draws a circle on paper and names it MP
NSP : Draw the states around MP
Me : Sir 5 states UP, Rajasthan, Guajarat , Chattisgarh and Maharashtra (drew all )
NSP : No Jharkhand newhere??
Me : no sir
NSP : Ok so tell which state resemble MP the most
Me : On what basis sir ??
NSP : That you have to decide
Me : Sir UP .... before partition MP largest and UP second largest state .... UP has 1 lakh villages MP has 52 thousand ( second highest ) , SC ST in UP around 30 % in MP 32 % ... growth rate.... power deficits ... infrastructure almost the same.
NSP : Not Rajasthan ???
Me : No sir difference in climatic conditions also demographics wise more OBC there than SC/ST so more like UP.
SP : So you are in Purchase in BHEL ?? What if a vendor offers you gift ? will you accept
Me : No sir because his self interest ... might be trying to influence me
SP : ok NSP proff is my boss ... he gives me a gift ... shall i accept
Me : Yes sir ... in that case it shows a good will gesture ... we give gifts to parents , siblings without self interest but to look at their happy faces.
NSP : So you have lot of grey areas in this matter .... when will you change your mind about the vendor .... after how many years?
Me : Sir this is a topic of subjectivity and hence cant frame specific rules.
May be if i know that vendor intentions are nice .... does not indulge in illegal practice and will not try to influence me and is giving a gift for brand building excercise and advertisement then i can take but if he doesnt know me and still gives then some other motives must be there and hence wont accept.
SP: So you mean to say WHO gives the gift is important for you.
Me : Yes sir it is important.
NSP : Are you nervous now ? Something else going in your mind ?
Me : ( Dont know where this came from ... I was speaking fluently with no shaking legs or other antics ) Not all sir .. not nervous
NSP : Ok tell me in CG you design a product or an idea.
Me : Both sir , if old porducts on known parametes we follow the steps and no ideas involved while in other cases you have use your brains a lot .
NSP : ok what was your favorite topic in college
Me : Sir Thermodynamics
SP : There are certain laws in thermo .. tell them
Me : sir 3 laws and a zeroth law started reciting zeroth law
NSP cuts me in between : You know the law because of conversation outside ?
Me : No sir have got a patent in cooling apparatus hence well versed with laws
SP : Yes i read that
NSP : Do u know one set theory, cartesian set , diagonal matrix
Me : Thinking .... hmm sir dont remember exactly ... its been 3 years since i left college
NSP: So you forget old people:
Me ( smiling ) : No sir just that not in day-today use ... once i revise i will be back on track.
SP : Okay anything you want to ask
Me : sir Lateral placement in strategic consultancy
SP : For that you have to get in here
Me : If suppose i come in ... are there chances to go in power field again
SP : Everthing is possible depends if you make it inside . So you want to go into consulting ?
Me : Sir want to learn everything so that it will help when I reach the top management.
SP : After how many years you see yourself as CEO
ME : Sir 20 years
NSP : why not 15
Me : Sir more the experience in power sector better you know things .. current CEO of CG is a Wharton passout and is also 50 years old .... I will be 45 in 20 years
SP & NSP : ok you can go now
Me : Ok thanks a lot sir .
Rate your preparation(0-5): 3.5
Rate your performance(0-5): ( Cant make out , No Extra currics q , no asking abt work role , about current affairs , thought they decided something on vendor thing only )
Any other relevant detail: Its difficult to make out anything from this interview as mostly answers were my opinions and not objective.
Tell me if you ppl think it was good , ok or bad
VERDICT : Awaited