hey ppl - my 2 cents on the sp interview process and how i think it went
first of all to all ppl who have their interviews coming up and are moving heaven and earth in terms of their preparation - RELAX! its an absolutely chilled out and cool process.
after submitting 1 copy of profile sheet and 3 of the 5 point somethings
you will get to knwo your fellow batchmates for your round 1.... the adcom ppl will call you folks and tell u to chill out - " its a rejection round but all of you please chill out there is nothing drastic to be worried about" was what they told our group- and believe me it is true!
first round panel had the physcology prof and DOCC head prof and an operations sir. they put you at ease upfront saying welcome al of you - chill nothing to worry well just have a general talk with you.
our group they asked each one of us to introduce ourselves - and believe me no cross questioning here - actually they patiently listen
to all gyan..
then they look at your profile sheet and ask u some general stuff ( now come on - its your profile sheet so ul obviously know wats in it so why tension?
one of my group guys was smiling and talking throughout - not for a second did he stop - it was that cool. one person though ( unfortunately eliminated - sourav - sorry man hard luck wish u all the luck with other calls ) was the only one who was grilled... he was asked to be clear and explain why he wanted man and ops inspite of being in the same field and a good job.. then marketing folks were asked why marketing - what reason to select you and stuff.. again - chileld out - don v all have pages and pages to say here
then a small discussion ( yup u got me right folks - small only ) on : failing to plan is planning to fail ) - everyone talked once/twice - and then we were asked to sumaarise OUR own points in one line. and voila - done over!
result time - our group we dono y had results laaaast and late - finally we found they kinda missed reading it out - but nice ppl the adcom folks actually make sure everyone is present and then tell... and wish those who didnt luck with other calls - nice touch!
again - very general very basic - they want to see if we fit into their insti i guess -a nd want to see the actual "us" - so no tension no violence
just our ideas on topics they asked.
our group were asked
difference between marketing and selling ( no textbook answers - innovative ones he said)
do politicians market or sell? explain with a political party example
who according to you is an efficient chief minister of recent times?
what is efficient according to you? what are the parameters with which u rates the chief minister of your choice as efficient
what do u do in ur free time apart from your work/study
what is it you have done that has stressed you - that is - has exerted you ( follow up to prev question)
critically analyze sp jain's admission proceedure - this means both good and bad
so any issues do tell it - cos they really looked interestd in sorting things out if any.
and then done! ho gaya :)
overall ill say ppl just relax - talk confidently without any fear - cos if theres anythign i think can be a prob its the fear in u - everything they ask is either about u or from your profile or too general that everyoen ll know - so all the best ppl!
to the adcom folks: neat and smooth process - thanks for keeping it in iim - b
- loved the campus! adios and hope some jaadu lands me there!