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