the most frightening interview turns out be most unexpected and quite learning.. This interview is for the course
: (BM or HRM)- HRMOther calls:
(other XL calls, other institute calls)- IIFT (converted), NMIMSXAT percentile
: 97.4Interview Centre:
1st april.. BOARD 1,
Hotel Parkland, Delhi Educational Profile
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age: 69.84%, BA(H) Business Economics, Delhi University
Any other professional certification or course undertaken: certificated and diploma in german language Work profile (if applicable)
Number of months :
Special achievements at work :
Other differentiating factors (anything great that you have done in life, that's out of the ordinary) : Regarding GD/Group Exercise
GD/GE Topic: (only if you had a GD/GE)
- International school should be stopped in India cause they are catering only to rich
Number of participants: 8..(6M..2F)
Duration: 15-20 min
Brief snapshot of discussion: i initiated the discussion and overall it ws nice discussion with very few instances of more than 1 people speaking simultaneously.i believe my participation was good.. About the panel
i think they were panelists..
Panelists Intro: Gloryson R B Chalil (GC)-XLRI - Jamshedpur :: FacultyBijaya K. Mangaraj-(BM)XLRI - Jamshedpur :: Faculty
Ram kumar kakani-(RK) XLRI - Jamshedpur :: Faculty
Some words about the panel and its general behavior/conduct: good behavior and looked indifferent initially but took interest at later part of interview. PI Questions
: as i had IIFT convert so went with very casual and open mind.
Also in morning thy were taking interview for 15-20 min but i dont know why...later they just took 5-10 min for last 2-3 candidates prior to me, and i was last to be interviewed so was not expecting a lot either.
GC- tell me something about ur family....also ask for file simultaneously...
GC- how is delhi different from rest of india?
S- sory sir..which city..
S- it is capital of India, it is union territory, it has lieutenant govt...(was thinking that these r not unique)
GC- that is just 3...else
S- as a matter of fact, the house of president of india is in delhi only...so is of prime minister....so lokshaba and rajshaba is in delhi only...also red fort is in delhi only...kind of very fluent ...and smiling
BM- so ur course is BA
S- yes sir it is BA(H) Business Economics.. all looked surprised as if i have told something unusual.....well i kept on describing the course..nd told we learned the application of economics and else..
BM..(he ws asking just mathematics with every candidates..)-- have u heard of partial differentiation...
S- yes sir
BM- so what is the application of it.
S- umm..sir..we use it to find average cost..profit ....suddenly he gave me notepad to illustrate with example...
i able to write equation and explained them...
BM-..looked satisfied...but he just write a differential equation and ask what is it..
S- sir differential equation..
BM- which kind of..
S-- dnt know sir...he said something but i said...sir not heard of it...
BM- write 4*2 matrix and ask me to find determinant..
i was just about to solve...but my mind click....sir determinant can not be found as row not equal to column..
BM- so how many new determinant can be formed...
S- sir..1..2..3....sir finally 8
S- sir 4*2= 8
bm- and how many 2*2..
s- sir that is 8..we cant have 3*3 determinant...
bm- what is relation between linear equation and matrix.
s- sir we can use matrix to solve linear equation..
bm- he wrote two equation and asked me to solve...i solved....he said...what if i gave u 5000 equation and asked u to solve ..how would u find the solution..
s- sir frankly speaking..i could not solve manually...i need software...
bm-- haan..i know...okies tell me...what is the maximum no of variable we can find ans of this 5000 equation using matrix..
i was literal puzzled but ask for some time to think and come up with a ans..which i believe was correct...
GC- which state has cheapest petrol in india..
s- (slowing smiling...)- sir with the recent reduction in VAT in GOA..it is cheapest in india...there was reduction of rs11
GC- does it impact other state of india...
s- yes sir...neighbouring states...explained in details...that sir..people from neighboring village would get their tank filled from GOA...at cheap rate as happen in delhi with the CNG...and there will be shortage of petrol in goa...
RK- what did u do in last one year..i m 2011 pass out and dropped the year..
s- said about my goal..hw MBA is imp...so prepared for entrance...told about my IIFT convert and NMIMS waiting list..
RK- what are ur hobbies..
s- told.. some question on it...
RK- do u know griffin goods...i misunderstood it as giffen goods and tried explaining..he cut me in and lucidly explain the meaning and ask me to quote a example of it in services...(it is goods like diamond)
s- sir...five star hotel...explained ..also....popular DJ in disco
RK said okies and asked me to wait outside..
i went outsides and kind of surprised to think that they are interested in me...looking at other candidates response, i was really happy that i able to speak for most of interview..but was tensed..what next...now i really wanted to have convert here..that really triggered my nerve...BAD thing...
they called me back after few minutes...
GC- what are ur career goals..
was expecting it...but i did not had ny concrete answer for HR...and i dnt want to cook anything there...
so went on saying that over a time i wanted to be in general management of an organisation....and try explaining it..
but he said....sandeep, i believe, HRM would not be best path for it..and kind of an indirect route...
i tried to defends but with not so concrete ans..i gave up...this was really bad feeling..nd nw onwards i just wanted to finish the interview..dnt kno why...
(add later) GC- sandeep..if i select u to XLRI, what would u learn there
s- again not solid ans..but tell something about learning...
GC-if i select u for XLRI, what r the difficulties u would face there..
s- not solid ans..just said something..
somehow i mention about pagalguy and senior....
GC asked me that how did pagalguy help u in preparation for XAT and interview...
GC- your medium of studies in school....
anything u want to ask
s- umm..no sir
i know i just could not managed my last part of interview...clearly showed my disinterest for HR....but it would be great convert for me...if it happen....
but i really enjoyed my last interviewed and could say...the most frightening interview turn out to be most learning....nd i'll always cherish it...
the final part was abt to come...
when i left the room..there was a guilt feeling in me that i could have done better...and could answer my goal properly...
as i was leaving...dnt know why..i went to the panelist..(i was the last to be interviewed so they were moving for lunch)...and told them that...
sir...i believe in continuous improvement....and i m improving every day...and if not selected..i would join IIFT and and i will certainly come to XLRI...for participation in events...and whenever we meet, u will find a better person out of me....
i dnt know if it make an impact..but i didnt want to miss last chance..and feeling good now....and will accept whatever result come...
Any other details that you think are relevant:
Your advice for future aspirants: just feel casual...nd tried to cherish time in interview...later i realized that they were not in mood to take long interview even for me...as they return my file just in 5 min...but i didnot care and kept on answering...and interview last for good times.. Verdict:
Converted...:) Good Luck