CAT OA: 94.78
X: 78.6, XII: 75.78, grad: BE (71.75)
Work ex: 46 months; 31 in IT and 15 in core banking.
GD Topic: "Free speach is endangared in corporations"
Time: 2 min to think (they said 3), 10 min duration (they said 15) and 3 mins to write (they said 5)
Exp: Went smooth and in an amicable way. No fish market and everyone got a fair chance.
Same panelists that were there in the GD.
2 men, not the sort that would make you feel comfortable
P1 (Mota) and P2
P2: Tell us something about yourself.
Me: Started with the basic intro and as soon as I came to my job, I was interrupted by P2.
P2: Life is good and easy in banks & a good pay, no pressure then why MBA?
Me: Corrected the "good pay and no pressure part. (Here I cant tell whether it was the lack of awareness on part of the panelists about the working conditions in PSB or was it a troll question)
P1: You are the BM at your branch?
Me: No sir, an Asst Mgr
P1: Ok! Can you tell me the diff btw M commerce and E commerce?
Me: told M commerce is related to Mobile and tablet apps for e commerce sites. And E commerce is for others.
P1: Is the POS counted in E or M commerce?
Me: No idea on that.
P1: What is SENSEX?
ME: Dont have info on that. I dont deal with stock markets.
P1: Diff btw NSE & BSE?
Me: Sir I dont deal with stock markets and didn't read about them.
P1: How many Stock Markets are there in India?
Me: (didn't u hear me for the laste 2 questions?) Sorry sir.
P1 How many stock markets are there in Bhopal?
Me: Don't know sir (Might as well ask me about the string theory)
P2: Can you recall any engg. subjects?
Me: Can tell you the names but I wont be able to recall the concepts since it has been more than 4.5 years.
P2: (smiles) OK! So that would be all. Any questions for your side?
Me: (Ha kamino, core banking me stock market kaha se aa gaya jo meri le li? Work, current affairs, hobby kuch to pooch....) No sir
P1: Ok best of luck.
Verdict: Outright rejection, totally unrelated topics asked and screwed up. Worst interview I've ever faced. Both in terms of relevance and content. Waste of time and money for me
Wat topic: "Climate Change is hyped more than it deserves" (Smth like that)
Wrote a very average essay and I was not satisfied with it.
PI started at 10:45 I got panel 3.
2 members, a lady (F) and a gentleman (M)
F: went through my profile and said that you seem well setteled why MBA now?
Me: wealth of xp want to learn more, improve upon what I have and blah blah blah..... seemed satisfied.
M: Why did you switch from IT to Banking?
Me: Gave prepaired answer. Seemed satisfied.
M: Salary in Banks are good then why do you want to invest?
Me: Clarified the shit pay at banks, gave reason for learning more, getting a job that suits my xp and personality.
M: You've written you study "military science" as a hobby, how did you get into it?
Explained then he asked about normandy operation overlord, panzer divisions.... was able to impress with my depth of knowledge in that field.
M: Asked about other hobbies.
F: Few more questions about profile, social service and family.
Both: Thankyou Anshul; we wish u all the best!
Overall it was a very friendly atmosphere and went better than expected. Both seemed satisfied.
Went better than last time. Aage dekho kya hota hai.
Next is a big one
Profile: x:78.6, xii: 75.8, grad (be): 71.75.
46 Months of work ex, 31 in IT & 15 in PSB.