no update on rescheduling ! i dropped mails 3 days back and still no intimation whether it would be done or not...will they really reschedule ?
I had my interview on 23rd March at Mumbai.No documents submission was done.Any comments, if we have to submit after wards?
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Just finished my gd-pi.
gd topic- is equal division of property between son and daughter a solution to dowry problem.
it was a decent gd with not much of a fish market scene. Everybody was given 20 seconds to conclude.
pi was more of a technical type.
They asked me to tell about my educational background.
then they asked me the name of my college Which contains the word hydropower.
next few questions were of hydropower like name some turbines and difference between them. What is a penstock?
Then they asked about governor of my state and last two Cm.
Then there were questions related to kedarnath tragedy.
And finally one panelist asked are development and environment diametrically opposite?
I am Unable to find the link for CET registration. Neep help please. The date for late registration is 2nd march upto 5 :00 pm.I have gone through the DTE website. there seems some error
Done with my interview. Venue: Mumbai Date: 28/02/2015 Time: 12 Noon
Started with filling out a form and registration where we have to show our cat score card. No other docs were needed. A short presentation on college followed and queries on the same. Next was GD. Topic: Direct Cash Flow to bpl citizens. Went smoothly. Everyone participated. Next was PI. Two moderators were there.
M: Tell me about you.
ME: Was answering this when i was interrupted and asked to pick up a chit for extempore. Topic: Mba is mere waste of money. Told.
M: Asked me about the jobs i had and what was my role.
M:Asked me about my low score in graduation.
M: Seeing that i am a computer engineer, one of them asked me questions related to it.
M: Define Budget
It went pretty smoothly. Got free by 01:30 pm. Confidence is the key. ATB guys!
PS: Brains are required to be taken along, CV is not.
Got hydrabad...(92.4 %ile)
Who else have cracked it and genuinely planning to join IBS
anyone who had attended new iims interview, did they collect documents and caste certificate?
Welcome Puys to this new series of articles.
In our endeavor to deliver the best and most relevant advice to our users, we bring to you an absolutely fresh series of articles titled, 'Learn to Learn'. What is the purpose of these articles? These articles are meant to be a potpourri of advice, tips, tricks, motivation, self-help and strategy. The wide spectrum of topics covered by these articles means that each and every person can derive at least some value from these articles. Feedback is duly appreciated for this series and you can always provide suggestions for topics that you want us to cover in the series by simply commenting on the article.
Time for the action to begin! The first topic that we are going to place under the scanner is our ability to commit and perform a task to the best of our ability. Far too often we are distracted by the smallest of things and this leads to a dip in our performance. Let's take a sneak-peak in the world of spirituality and see if we can find something that motivates us to correct our flaws.
The Marathon Monks of Japan
Before we actually talk about our ability to commit to a task and perform them with the utmost sincerity, let's read a small story about 'The Marathon Monks of Japan'. These monks belong to the Tendai school of Buddhism and perform a spiritual practice by the name of 'Kaihogyo', in which they practice an extreme form of asceticism and run around a mountain by the name of Mt. Hiei. The question that should be lingering in your minds should be 'what is so special about these monks'. Before lessons are derived from their lives, let's read more about the practice of 'Kaihogyo'.
The Tendai Buddhists believe that enlightenment can be attained in the current life through selfless service and devotion. The Kaihogyo is a seven year challenge in which a monk can withdraw from the challenge within the first 100 days. From day 101 onwards, he is no longer allowed to withdraw.
What constitutes this 7 year exercise? The following rigorous exercise is what the Kaihogyo is all about:
Year 1: The monk runs for 30 km per day for 100 straight days.
Year 2: The monk runs for 30 km per day for 100 straight days.
Year 3: The monk runs for 30 km per day for 100 straight days.
Year 4: The monk runs for 30 km per day for 200 straight days this time.
Year 5: The monk runs for 30 km per day for 200 straight days. Also, in this year, the monk has to go seven and a half days without food, water, or rest of any kind. This is one of the most daunting parts of the whole exercise.
Year 6: The monk must run for 60 km per day for 100 straight days.
Year 7: The monk must run for 84 km per day for 100 straight days and this is followed by a run of 30 km per day for the last 100 days
This completes the 1000 day marathon. Some marathon, right?
Where is the trick in this?
Well, the trick is a simple one. The monks can only withdraw within the first hundred days and from the 101st day onwards, he must either complete the exercise or take his own life. Now this is some level of commitment to one's task. Since 1885, only 46 men have completed this challenge.
What do we learn from these monks?
This brings us to the most important part of this article: how is this story relevant for us? This tale of extreme devotion teaches us some very important lessons:
Devotion to your cause
The monks are a perfect illustration of single-minded devotion to a cause. Far too often, especially in the modern age, we allow ourselves to be distracted because of the most trivial of reasons. Avoid this temptation and next time you feel the urge to check your phone/use a social networking site/watch videos while you are working on something, just recall the dedication of these monks. This should provide enough motivation to avoid the frivolous activities we involve ourselves in.
Put a price-tag on the outcome:
In the case of marathon monks, the premium they have placed on the exercise is their life itself. Such an extreme commitment might not be required of you but make sure the exercise you commit carries a certain price tag. The modern day world, with all its comforts, has spoiled us to a certain extent and it is important that we truly understand the cost of failure.
Focus on the process, not on your watch:
What would happen if the marathon monks begin to think that it takes too much time to complete the Kaihogya and decide to shorten the exercise? Would that work? Won't they feel they have cheated the system? Wouldn't it make their spiritual exercise futile? It is obvious that shortcuts would kill the value of Kaihogya. You also need to adopt a similar mindset when it comes to the tasks you commit yourself to: do not take shortcuts and do not focus on how long it is taking to complete the task. You simple focus should be on the sense of achievement you would feel once you complete the task. The end result is your nirvana (if referred to in terms of spirituality.)
How do we proceed from here?
Now that you have read the complete story here, all you need to do is
· Identify your Kaihogya and commit to it
· Make sure nothing comes between you and your task
· And set a price-tag on failure.
After all, it is all about pushing yourself to the limit in order to achieve your goal.
IIM A WAT+PI Experience
Date: 28/2/2015, 1.30PM
Center: IIFT, New Delhi
Profile: X 94.3%, XII 91.6%, IITK CGPA 8.3, CAT 99.99%ile, 6 month work-exp
WAT Topic: Pass rate in UK schools is 98%, the exams are getting easier and one more statement about the increase in no. of people climbing Mt. Everest but the height has remained the same. Had to evaluate the claims, assumptions, strengthen/weaken the argument and evaluate the analogy. Time: 30 mins
I think I wrote relatively well, answered all the questions that were mentioned.
(Preparation: 1/5, Performance: 3/5)
No. of panelists: 2 male profs aged 45 & 35(could have been an alumnus) yrs
Panel No: 3, S.No: 4
Time: 20 mins
Started with Why MBA?
-Prepared answer(business verticals, holistic perspective, etc.)
Do you usually use such words?
-If I'm having serious intellectual discussions with friends then I do
Assume I'm your friend and then answer the question
Asked about work ex
-Explained what I do. Elaborated on a project I had worked on. Some cross questions. Got a bit nervous in between(don't know why, everything was going fine). They asked me to not be nervous and that I was doing well, offered me a glass of water.
-Continued. The discussion was decent.
What do you read?
-Usually fiction, fantasy.
Don't like non-fiction?
-I recently read a book on economics.
What would you like to discuss about from that book?
-RBI's monetary policy. Reserve ratios, rates, etc.
What is repo?
Why isn't it just called interest rate, why repo?
Ministers were putting pressure on Raghuram Rajan to cut interest rates. Why didn't he cut the rates earlier?
-Told that cutting rates without proper fiscal consolidation and growth opportunities will lead to inflation.
Is it always so? Gave examples of US, EU and Japan where interest rates are negative but inflation is still low.
-Told them that I wasn't aware of it but on the basis of the amount of knowledge I have I can say that it is probably bec. they are developed economies where room for improvement is not much whereas, India being a developing nation has a lot to improve on. Injecting more money into the market in a developed nation wouldn't have as pronounced impact on inflation as in countries like India.
Do you know this or are you taking a guess?
-I don't know this but I'm not taking a guess. I am analyzing the problem and this is what I think can be a reason based on the limited amount of knowledge that I have.
Chemical Engineering. What do you know about crude oil distillation.
- Drew the distillation column and the various fractions. Gas, petrol, diesel, gasoline, wax, tar, etc.
How does quality of coal affect this process.
-(Confused) Told coal is probably used for heat generation in this process and if we use good quality coal like anthracite the amount required would be low. Didn't know the exact answer but handled the question okay.
Is the gas from the top fraction CNG?
-CNG is compressed natural gas. Natural gas is usually found above crude oil deposits but the gas from the top fraction is not natural gas.
What about petrochemicals?
-(Had missed naptha, etc in my diagram
(If only I'd remembered this.
That's all. Thank you Shashwat.
- Thanks a lot Sir
(Preparation: 3/5, Performance: 3.25/5)
Kept a smile on my face, the interviewers didn't look angry or unimpressed and were cracking jokes in between.
Overall decent performance.
Verdict - Awaited.
Received an e-mail from ICICI today to book slot for entrance exam. But the given page is not accepting the login credentials. Any one else facing the same problem?
If Sender sends a widget to Receiver via a delivery service, Sender is the consignor and Receiver is the consignee.
what does widget means here ?
Any idea when the second list will be out? I haven't got any mail till now... :(
TAPMI, IMT-G, KJ Somaiya and Great Lakes. PGDM Course. Can sum1 pls arrange them in order of ranking ?
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So march is here!! Where are the results?!!
Do we have any watsapp group created for BLP 2015-16 program? If yes plz do let me know and add me