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    MDI Gurgaon..

    CAT OA %98.95, V – 99.3, DI/LR – 98.7, QA – 92.13.


    X – 84.57 (ICSE)

    XII – 93.3 (AP BIE)

    Undergrad Major – 7.24, BITS – Pilani.

    Work-Ex – 19 Months

    Sector – BI & A Consultancy

    Venue – Pai Viceroy Hotel, Bangalore

    Slot – 9 Am

    Panel No – 2

    WAT Topic – Certainty of Justice can curb crime more effectively than severity of punishment.

    (I was clueless in the beginning but managed to give write a brief intro and a small example to prove my stance)

    We had a 15 minute WAT followed by a 15 minute GD. GD didn’t go that well, we didn’t introduce the topic well nor did we conclude well in the 15 minutes allotted to us.

    PI Details –

    2 Male Panelists, one in his 50’s [P1] another in his early 40’s [P2] (going by the looks, of course looks could be deceptive)

    P1 : Lets have a rapid fire, Who is Rajat Gupta?

    Me – Answered, mentioned he was in the news for his “Insider Trading” charges

    P1 – When I ask the next question, assume the previous question has ended. What is Insider Trading?

    Me – Answered

    P1 – Mallya is a lot in the news, for some defaulting chargers…

    Me – (interrupted in the middle)….for being a Wilful Defaulter.

    P1 – What are the consequences of being a wilful defaulter?

    Me – Told.

    P1 – (Saw my certificated and asked) So you did a certification in Commercial Banking in India, What did you learn in that?

    Me – RBI as Regulatory body etc etc.

    P1 – What are NPA’s

    Me – Explained.

    Interview was going well till now.. The panel thought I was getting too comfortable probably, they moved on to my transcripts. I did a dual degree from BITS – Pilani, he exclaimed, people usually do MBA after B.E, you did a M.Sc after B.E.

    Me – (Started explaining, why I took choose a dual degree)… P1 cuts me in the middle and asks “What are you answering that for?, Did I ask you anything, If you answer anything you want I will assume you are like RG.”

    Me – I told “I was reasoning why I took a M.Sc after B.E…”

    P1 – If you want to talk whatever you want you are free to talk , you have 10 minutes I will listen to you and the interview will get over, upto you.

    Me – Sorry sir, I was explaining why I took an M.Sc

    P1 – You don’t have to be. So you did M.Sc in Mathematics, what topics did you have.

    Me – Topology, Algebra, Real Analysis, Functional Analysis…

    P1 – (Cuts me in the middle) ..What is Fermats Theorem.

    Me – Sorry sir, I can’t recollect.

    P1 – okk, what did you learn in Topology?

    Me – Learnt about Real Spaces and calculating different measures in Real Spaces.

    P1 – He took my case here, he asked what imaginary spaces, asked me to explain are, (I told they can be represented with an equation, but I can’t think of any real life example)

    P1 – What are Prime Numbers, sorry, everyone knows what they are, tell me its applications in Computer Science.

    Me – Not sure sir, I can’t recollect its applications.

    P1 – What is Boolean Algebra?

    Me – Boolean is binary values, like a 0 or 1, but… I can’t recollect what Boolean algebra exactly is.

    P1 – ok, why do they use Binary system, why not any other system.

    Me – explained.

    Had a discussion about GD and my “hand movement” in the GD, this discussion happened for a full 2 minutes (they were 2 very stressful minutes).

    P2 – So you are an analyst, why do they take 95% confidence level in analytics, why not any other value?

    Me – Told I don’t know that as I do the BI part and not the BA part. A discussion on what is the difference between BI and BA happened for 1 minute.

    P2 – You may go.

    The interview ended abruptly after 10 minutes. It started off well, but went out of my hands once the panel brought in my Math subjects.

    I don’t know what the panel felt about this, but I came out with a smile.

      Hope can see light even in the darkest of hours, and I will continue to be hopeful.

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