Had my GD/Pi on 7 March at Bangalore.
Venue : PESIT college. 1:00 PM batch.
B.Sc. Biotech Grad.
Work ex of 2.5 yrs in Insurance sector.
the process started a 1:45PM. All the students where asked to assemble in a hall where the director and other faculty members gave a presentation about SIMSR and this was followed by a Q n A session.
After this, there was a written communication test
. 2 topics where given. Should security be left in the hands of security agencies or should citizens be involved as well (or) Can rural economy be the mainstay of the indian economy in these bad times?
(not the exact words but thats what these topics meant)
15 minutes to complete the essay. word limit 300 words.
Once this was done, we were divided into 10 batches of 14-15 each.
GD's started simultaneously for all the batches. 3 members in GD panel. 2 from SIMSR and 1 from PESIT. Ours was a case study based on McDonalds Vs Udupi hotels. We had to act as a consultant to the udupi chaps and provide steps to counter the western eateries.
1.5 minutes to read the case. then each candidate got 1.5 minute to present the case. next, discussion for 18 minutes, after which any one can voluntarily summarise the discussion.
GD was a disaster. One guy instead of participating in the GD acted as a moderator. anyways, this is not a post to lambast that guy..
Anyway, after the pathetic GD came the interview.
2 panelists ( different from GD panel) P1 and P2.
P1: while P2 reads ur profile, tell me something abt urself.
me: blah blah
P2: from science to insurance to MBA??? wats happening??
me: lots of gyaan
P1:few questions about insurance sector and nature of my job.
P2: tell me few books u read while in graduation for biochemistry..
me: mentioned an indian author.
P2: didnt u read leninger...
me: yeh kaun hai??? anyways told him i always read to get marks n leninger was for ppl who wanted to get deep insights into biochem.P2 seemed satisfied.
P1: wat r ur hobbies??
me: blah blah
P2: u read anything??
me: calvin n hobbes...( i guess he didnt have many questions on Calvin so he probed whether i read any other books..) said dan brown.
P2: which one is ur fav??
me: DA vinci code.
P2: how is it diff from angels n demons??
me: blurted out something...(p2 nodds in agreement)
P1: anything else u read??
me: newspapers and india today.
P1: which is the first page u read n why?
me: blah blah.
P2: tell me abt ur family:
me: blah blah
P1: is being a single kid advantagous or disadvantageous??
me: advantageous...get undivided love and money.
both laugh...no more questions..thank u.
(the form was collected by the interview panel and they did not return it. 95% of the questions are from the form itself. So think twice before u write something there)
Overall, pretty good. GD got screwed cos of that guy...PI was good.
Hope this post helps u guys.
All the best.