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This interview is for the course: BM-XLRI
Other calls: XL-HRM, SP JAIN, Narsimonjee Mumbai, MDI, IIM-L,R,I,S
GMAT Score(If applicable):
Interview Centre:Hotel Parkland, Delhi
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age:74.7 (St.Xavier's College, Kolkata), in my last semester of college
Any other professional certification or course undertaken:CA- IPCC cleared
Work profile (if applicable):NA
Organization : (if you wish to disclose)
Number of months :0
Special achievements at work :NA
Other differentiating factors (anything great that you have done in life, that's out of the ordinary) : State Topper in 12th CBSE and College Magazine Editor-in-chief (if this counts)
Regarding GD/Group Exercise
GD/GE Topic:Our topic was "Political and social deprivation is a rule rather than an exception in the Indian society."
Number of participants: 9 (including the one who was absent)
Duration:20 mins, after been given 2 minutes to think...lol
Brief snapshot of discussion: Our group was well-rounded with 6 engineer guys mostly with work-ex and another 2 with commerce backgrounds. The other commerce guy had work-ex plus he was a CA along with having amazing grades. Sadly i was a fresher with not a too-amazing profile and i had no clue about whatever we had studied in IPCC (not to imply that i had studied then). Anyways, the GD started and the Commerce guy was really good throughout speaking distinct good points and not stretching it too much. I feel that i spoke fairly well but tended to get a bit carried away in between since we were on the topic of reservation and i hate if anyone supports it. Anyways the guy from iit-kgp in our group had a below par gd, he was awfully quiet and other few engineers spoke pretty decently. I think i got adequate chances to keep my points forward in the gd and spoke well, as others told me later on. I was pretty satisfied that i hadn't got hyper or too carried away as i usually do.
P.S- I was last in my panel to be interviewed for both HRM and BM. Seems that was a deliberate ploy to freak me out but it actually calmed me. Anyways, i refuse to believe that it was a coincidence (there are evil forces at work here). WATCH OUT
About the panel
Panelists Intro: Some words about the panel and its general behavior/conduct:
P1- very serious but a kind-faced prof, definitely South Indian and maths background
P2- seemed to have lost interest in me even before he uttered the first word, seemed too serious, middle aged, fat and hardly spoke and was quite condescending when he did.
P3- very cheerful South Indian prof, definitely with an economics background, had fun throughout the interview, even helped me at times and said "good" at the end of the interview which is the only ray of hope i have been clinging to since then. He was the one taking notes religiously in our gd.
P1- You seemed to speak a lot in your gd about scams. Can you tell me the present status of the 2G scam?
Me- (what the hell, i just mugged up the facts and figures...never bothered to find out the present status) Sir, i believe that Mr. A Raja has been imprisoned and awaiting verdict.
P1- Is he on bail?
Me- No, Sir
P1- Then who was the gentleman i saw at the airport the other day?
Me- (confused) Sir, i don't know
P1- He is out on bail. Anyways do you think that is justified
Me- No, sir. I believe if we discuss the facts of the case, we can easily surmise that he was responsible if not wholly then certainly to a very large extent.
P1- What if he is imprisoned? Jailed for 12 years and then finally found innocent?
Me- (stuck to my point) Sir, bail should be granted in ordinary cases but this is an exception. The whole world is watching and we must set a precedent. And the dates for the license auctioning were manipulated and pre-poned. Clearly that required his sanction, so he has to be held responsible. (He did not seem convinced)
P2- So, you participate in drama?
Me- No, sir. More interested in debating
P2- You read?
Me- Yes, sir and my favorite author is Paulo Coelho.
P2- Name 5 Nobel Prize winners for Literature. (I knew none
P2- Give me 3 parameters for development in kolkata.
Me- I explained this quite well.
P3- Asked me economics questions. I could answer 2 out of 3.
P1- Asked me about capital budgeting, IRR, NPV and LIFO reserve
I didnt know LIFO reserve but made it up. He laughed and said that, " It is wrong but you are creative"
P2- Asked me to integrate tan inverse x which i knew but couldn't recall then.
Then we discussed about scams for a bit more and then they asked me why is -gate attached to every scam? And why not door or window?
This again i didn't know but this ended my interview on a cheerful note.
My interview was decent. I couldn't answer 3 questions and the ones i could- i can't recall all. I made it a point to be confident and smile throughout. But i know i have a 50-50 chance and having no work-ex and pathetic gk marks don't help my cause. I needed a flawless interview to seal the deal but still it wasn't too bad comparing it with other interviews in my panel (nobody had a great one)
Any other details that you think are relevant:Just be CONFIDENT and keep your faith. If it is meant to happen it will.
Your advice for future aspirants:Just know your subjects well. And kindly don't settle for any college if you feel that one more attempt would hold you in good stead and you can land up in a place twice as amazing.
ATB to all of you. And please pray for me
What is suggested for gd pi preparation? Any specific suggestion is welcome.
Hey I selected for GE/PI/WAT,I hv 4 years exprnce in Leading MNC in opeartions,Is it worth to join this cllg,in terms of ROI
Does anybody has CFA level 2 Schweser notes soft copy or has download links available??
r u kidding?? xat cuttoff to be 99%ile?? xat cuttoff must be around 85%ile only.. It is not IIM... and what is the point of keeping same cuttoff for all?? Is CMAT/MAT equivalent to XAT?
Do work experience candidates will have any extra benefits?
Any Extra marks will be added for work experience??
Please clear this issue??
Hi all, i would be writing mppsc for the First time this year.
Can somebody help me about how to plan as i will start my serious prep. from 10th FEB.
Need help specially for paper 1.