My BM Experience.
3 panelists- THE BEST AND THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE I HAVE EVER SEEN TILL DATE.
Me: Good afternoon sirs.
P1: Take a seat.
Me: Thank you sir.
P1: So u r from Orissa?
Me: s sir.
P1: Which Place????
P1: But you seem to have never stayed there??? Why?
Me: Told the reason(father's profession).
P1: Ok. So u r in xxx coy?
Me: No Sir. Have recently switched to yyy coy.
P1: Why the switch?
Me: Told the reason.
P1: But in such a case, if something like this occurs in future, u might think of leaving XLRI midway???
Me: Sir, things are quite alrite now and i hope no such incident occurs in future.
P1: So where do you see your xxx coy in the next 5 years.
me: Told them about the way it's progressing and what corrective measures it should take which might help it to rise manifold.
P1: Do you think that any indian s/w company has the ability to get into research oriented work and also excel???
Me: Gave my views.
P1: U too are from ETC background but are into software.... Justify.
Me: Gave them the reasons and explained as to how i still tried my best to keep myself abreast with the happenings in the telecom industry to do justice to my subjects..
P1: 1 technical question.
Me: answered (not very satisfied.
P1: ur 12th and 10th marks are great . waht happeed in BE?
Me: Explaind as to how twas diff to secure a high percentage in une univ and that i stood amongst the toppers with a distinction.
P2: We have been hearing a lot about something called "BlackBerry". What is it? Some kinda fruit?
(Both of us smiled at each other. twas more of a smirk.)
Me: Explained him waht it was and how twas better than the other mobile devices.
P2: How does one receive emails over it?
P2: Do you read newspapers??
P2: Whats the latest news??/
Me: Told them aout nandigram issue.
P2: So that means SEZs are a wrong concept???
Me: Explained the pros and cons.
P2: Parties have called a bandh? Is that justified even after the SC ruling that the bandhs a re illegal???
Me: Justified and gave their pros and cons.
P2: How good are you in Maths?
Me: Very god sir. My scores say so.
P2: Scores are not indicative of a person's skilss.
Me: S Sir.:( I am decently good.
P2: What is covariance.
Me: Sir, I left statistics in 11th and havent touched till date. I just remeber the term but can explain variance and explained.
P2: What is its practical use?
P3: Ok, who is Nelson Mandela???
Me:(NOW HERE COMES THE INEVITABLE. I WAS WAITING FOR A MAJOR GOOF UP AND IT FINALY HAPPENED.) Very excitedly i said, sir he was the UN Sec Gen(I had Kofi Annan in mind.:(
P3: Looks at me.9cant forget that look). then who is Kofi Annan???
All three laugh and i too join in.:)
Me: A big mistake on my part. NM was the SA Prez and Kofi Annan was the Un Sec Gen.9Prob was totally stresse out by then.)
P3: Hmm.. Tell me the name of another African Leader.
P3: Did any indian ever serve as the UN sec Gen?
Me: Nope. But told about Shashi Tharroor andhow he marginally missed but served as the deputy.
P3: Is Nelson Mandela alive and what bout his autobiography????
Me: managed this one.
P3: Tell me a few countried of the erstwhile USSR.
Me: 9Was not evry sure apart from 4-5 countries). Sir, Czechslovakia(2nd mistake and later realized that it had split too).
P3: Are you sure?
Me: No sir. Kazakastahn, Uzbekistan.
P3: Hmm. (Satisfied). Ehich is the major country>
Me: Rooooossssssss.:) Had taken it for granted till then.
P3: Just another one.
Me: Sir cant recollect it as per now. (How could i forget Ukraine?????)
P3: Ok. So waht do you think?
Me: I shuld work harder on international geography.:)
P3: Seeing my certificates... so u said u are the topper in ur college?
Me: Sir.. amongst the tioppers.
P3: Whats tha???
Me: in the top 5.
Suddenly P2: U just took a name Czechslovakia.Is taht a country?
Me: No Sir. It was one. Not its split into "the Czech republic and Slovakia".
Now please tell me seniors or others, taht after23 minutes of grilling and 2 goof ups(which i managed to coreect partially later on), do i stand a chance? How would u all rate it?