So here I am posting my GDPI expereiences
Venue : ISI,Delhi
Time :1:45 PM
XAT percentile : 93.64
Background : Elex & TC Engineer
Work Ex : 2.5 yrs in Telecom Company
About 36 people were present in the slot and we were divided in 2 groups of 18 each. Then the we were again divided in group of 9 each. We were then told an overview of GIM, its historical past, its founder etc . Later, one professor joked that they have got good vegetarian food too available in canteen though Goa is famous for its fishes.
GD TOPIC : Already posted earlier abt a Kirana Shopkeeper mahesh giving credit card to his customers and then facing problem.
GD Started with introduction by candidates in clockwise direction. Spoke about 4-5 times, overall GD to Okay type....after sometime the dicussion kept on rotating on same points.One guy in our btach kept on repeating that the Shopkeeper should emotionally reach out to his customers and tell them abt his problem.Finally we were asked to summarize in anticlockwise direction.....
I was the 9th one to be interviewed in my batch. The guy who went before me.....one sardarji....came out in 5 minutes...the panel checked him marksheets,certificates & other things in his file,handed over back to him & said Thankyou....no questions ......nothing.
On hearing his experience, I really got scared. Finally webt inside after 2 minutes.
2 professors on the panle(same people who were observers in the GD)I would name the professors P1 & P2.
P1: Tell me your XAT Score....did u gave XAT last yr....what was ur percentile...any improvement.....why low quant score.
P1: Tell me what is debit & credit?
Me : Struggling to explain.
P1: Okay since u r earning, you might be spending a lot too..tell me what is debit card and a credit card.
Me : Happily explained.
P2: What card did the shopkeeper used in the GD topic given?
Me: Credit card
P1:What is a balance sheet?
Me:Balance sheet of a company includes its investement,profit,losses etc.(was wondering....was abt to say...me an engineer...don't know anything abt eco.....then came P2 to my rescue)
P2: P1 is a finance person....so he is asking u questions related to finance. Let me ask you a question on ur subject. Tell me how a fax mechine works?
(yeh googly kahan se aa gayi?) Told them some crap....complete bullshit
P1: By looking at the print of the sheet which I have provided in XAT details....u haven;t mentioned your salary in the sheet.
Me: (Looking at the printout)Sorry Sir!
P1:No problems, tell me your current salary
Me: Told...and added this is subjected to revision this April.
P1:Oh!Then y u want to do MBA.
Me: Told the same raata raataya Kahani....seen my company from a technical point of view...what to have a holistic view.
P1:So, u r ready to return back to the same company
Me:Yes Sir.My comapny is even a recruiter in GIM
P1:How much you r expecting after returning?
Me:That's a tricky question
Me:Its difficult to put it in figures...actually I am not looking after money I want some real Gyaan...want to enhance my decision making & managerial skills(same old crap)
P2:Put ur expected salary in Figures.
Told.(P1 wrote that in the print out of my details which he was holding)
P2:What you are expecting if you stay in the company without doing an MBA.
Me: TOLD.Again I said :me not looking for money.
P1 &P2; both : No, No we are thinking what contribution GIM can do to you since you are already earning pretty good.
Me::confused:(I had prepared on what contribution I can do to GIM but never expected them to say that what contribution they can do to me)
P1:Okay,tell me abt ur background..I already have ur details with me...I want something which is not there....tell me abt ur family background.
Me: Mother,father,younger brother.
P1:What does ur younger brother does?
P1:How u plan to pay the fees of the GIM?
Me:Half I can pay by whatever saving I have done...half I will borrow from my parents
P1:Are your parents ready to send you to Goa?
Me:Sir, they have already allowed to stay out from last 2.5 yrs(I have been working in Hyderabad from last 2.5 yrs.....away from my dear parents), they have allowed me to do night shifts then I don't see them having any problem in sending me to Goa...my parents have been through out very supportive.
P1:sad:Looking at my XAT score) : Tell me y low quant score though u r an engineer.
Me:Speechless......Tried saying that my strengths were VA & RC....me not able to put my knowledge into application based CAT & XAT questions......I have improved since my last XAT score..However, I think I should have worked harder.
P1:grin:o you what is hardwork..infact do u know how much hardwork u have to put in GIM or say any other management college.
Me:Yes Sir...I have heard that u get to sleep only for 3-4hrs..such is the amount of hard work to be put in..anyways since I have a difficult,stressful job,I don't find difficult in continuing the same in GIM.
P1:Okay, tell me what is more important?Getting good marks or getting marks without cheating?
Me:Getting marks without cheating.
P1: Are u sure?
Me:No doubt abt it.
P1:So, u mean to say that what all marks you have got in XAT are without cheating?
Me:Yes Sir(Should have stopped here...) Anyways Sir, there was no scope of cheating in XAT.
P1 & P2 both: (Laughing mockingly at me) So u mean to say that u would have done otherwise if scope was available.
Me::nervous:No No Sir.....I mean to say....(Oh GOD I kept on struggling for words.....apne he parr pe kulhadi marna)
P1:Any other calls
Me:No, this is the only call
P2:No call from XLRI.
Me:No...have low overall score.
P1&P2;:Okay Thank You
Ahhh.....finally over.....lasted for about 8-10 minutes.....No verification of marksheets or other certificates......just keeping my fingers crossed.
But, I should say that the faculty was very cordial & friendly.No stress interview etc.
All the best to other guys & gals.