mine was the first day first show right here at ximb... 9 am in the morning!
reached on time actually 15 mins earlier, we were waiting till 9:15 and no news when it is going to start.after a delay of 20-25 min we were called inside,9 people,all engineers(no fairer sex so no chance of biasness). we were told all the rules,no fishmarket,fighting,etc. There were 3 guys on the panel(later on got to know all are bigshots in ximb).
GD started, topic was "should internet content be banned"? All others were fresher except me and one more guy and only two of us fought for the cause that internet content shouldn't be banned (both of us got selected). GD was very calm and structured,everybody spoke,ended after 10 mins. in the interview it was all work ex related questions,if you are having work exp,prepare about your company and work very well. if by anychance u are working for tcs,infy,etc then god save u as these guys knew in and out about these cos.For freshers as i got to know from fellow group members it was all academics. For people who are living outside orissa and given orissa domicile be prepare for GK in orissa,its culture,history,current affairs,etc,etc.
Out of 3 panelist one was there sitting and laughing for whatever i told,i got to know later that in each of the interviews there was one guy like that from panel doing the same thing:(.ximb has tradition of picking up large % of engineers so in interviews they ask u all those basic engineering questions related to all the branches. This was all from my group, but i think an average performance in GD(not a bully one) and confidence in interview with 60% answers(backed by decent XAT score) should get anybody thu.
Hi, U say XIMB has a tradition of picking a large % of engineers, I am a MSc - Biochem .Hope they also believe in having a good mix of students from different acads backgrnd