One query :: I were to complete my graduation in May-june 2015 but due to a backlog it got delayed and I got passed in Jan 2016.
What should I mention in academic/career gap?
Is there anyone who got a call with their gmat scores?
My name is Shishir. I have been offered a seat at GLIM for the
PGPM program for the batch of 2016-2017 from cycle 1. However, this was not the
first time that I have applied for the PGPM program. I had applied to the PGPM
program last year as well. Although I was shortlisted for the PI last year, I
did not get selected. Having scored well above par in GMAT with diverse
industry experience across EPC, non-profit and a startup in sales and marketing function,
it was extremely difficult for me to come to terms with what had unfolded.
Frustrated over facing dejection, I was completely shattered. However, I
decided to introspect on what went wrong during the interview. Here is a brief
of the PI from last year.
The interview went on for approximately half hour. I was interviewed by 3 interviewers. The questions were the usual ones such as Tell me about yourself. Where do you work currently. Why MBA. Why GLIM? What are the specializations that GLIM offers. What specialization would you want to select, etc.
What I realized was that I was really under prepared for the interview. I lacked the direction and did not actually know why I wanted to do an MBA. Hence, I was grilled and cross questioned particularly on 'Why MBA?' for a long time.
However, this time when I had got selected for PI, I ensured I was thoroughly prepared. I had a clear thought process on why I wanted to pursue an MBA and what I would want to specialize in. I had to report to the center at 8.30 am. We were a group on 20 people who were called for PI. We were given three essay topics out of which we had to pick one. I choose the topic 'What are the prospects of solar power in India'. Unfortunately, I do not remember what the other 2 topics were. We were given exactly 20 mins to complete the essay. Soon after the essay, the interview sessions had begun. We had only 2 interviewers and I was the 15th one to be called for the interview. By the time I was called for interview, it was already 1.30 pm. The interviews were well behind schedule. Therefore, the panelists decided to fasten the interview process. Surprisingly, this time my interview went on for 5-7 mins(approx.). The questions were the same as last year, but the answers were structured and well thought out. I did not leave scope for cross questioning and ensured that I dictate the flow of interview.
Here are my tips/suggestions for attending the interview
· Be completely thorough with your profile. Be genuine. Be yourself. Be confident.
· Introspect on why you would want to pursue an MBA.
· Be as prepared as you can. About GLIM, the specializations they offer, the centre of excellences etc.
· Be apprised of the current affairs.
· It doesn't matter how much experience you have or which industry you have worked for or what your CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT score is. Once you enter the PI venue, all of you have the equal opportunity to get selected. The only deciding factor for getting offered a seat is your interview and the essay.
· Take some snacks/chocolates in case it gets late.
· Lastly, Just chill! The interviewers are not there to point out your weaknesses but to understand your strengths.
All the best guys!!
Can anyone who has attended interview of any IIM clarify whether SC/ST certificates made Before 2015 are acceptable or not for the admission process of 2016? I have Cast certificate of year 2012...
Which colleges have Star Sports/Sony/Ten Sports as their recruiters ? Already went through a few colleges' recruiters. Couldn't find them.
My obc caste certificate was issued in 2014 but I downloaded obc certificate frm iim website and got signed by tashildar in Aug 2015. Will this be a pblm ?
I have scored 93.75 in Cmat and have 32 months of work ex,70 in 10th. 65in 12th and 72 in grd. Do i stand a chance. ? if yes then when do they call for the selection process/GDnPI(tentative dates)..?
Can someone add me to the whtsapp grp of mdi nmp...i got selected...no is 9560117922
Clash between IIMs and DoMS.What to do? Can DoMS shift the dates or location for that matter?
how is the gd/pi process of bimtech ? please share your experience,all those who have converted
10th: 8.8 CGPA;
B.Tech (vl pass out in 2016): 89.34%
XAT: 88.46 percentile
no extra curricular activities. Should i go for this program? Is lack of extra curricular activities gonna affect my chances of getting into MISB? And what are the chances of getting a call for interview based on this profile?
Thanks in advance
Got 90.55 percentile in cat. Have applied to TAPMI, GREAT LAKES, KJ & WE SCHOOL. Any other colleges i should apply?
Did any one got interview date for new IIMS I am shortlisted for all 9 + IIMI but date is written nowhere.
I wanted an honest opinion from you all regarding the best coaching specifically for LRDI in Delhi-NCR. Most of the time, QA and VA are focussed upon in most of the institutes, leaving LRDI as self-prep. LRDI is the reason why I'm not joining an IIM this year.
I agree LRDI is something that can't be 'taught', but still if somebody knows about a great mentor/coaching for LRDI, please inform. I feel if I receive some personal guidance, along with lots of classroom sessions on miscellaneous LRDI problems in which a competitive environment is created, that'll work wonders for me.
I'm considering Alchemist and Tathagat based on overall popular opinion, but I didn't come across anything specifically related to LRDI pedagogy in these institutes. Those who have been to this two, kindly comment.
If anybody is aware of any other great institute/faculty for LRDI, please share. Thanks a lot!
When is the shortlist for next round likely to be released?