CAT _ 85.12 (NCOBC) (VA/DI/QA-76.05/77.73/90.06)
Work Ex- 7 Months (GRE/GMAT/SAT instructor – Quant)
Acads – 72/68/66
Date and Venue: 2nd March, Hotel Shelter, Chennai
WAT: More than 50% of people who study medicine are women. Yet, only 17% of them practice medicine. What do u think about this disparity? How will u redress this issue? – Wrote something couldn’t think much.
I’m the 1st one to be interviewed. Panel no: 1. There were 2 professors both of them are 40+ . Let one be P1 and other be P2.
P1- Looks jovial
P2- Not strict but kinda silent. Probably watching my mannerism
Then Me – Clueless
P1 called me in greeted them and he asked me to take a seat
P1: How do u think MBA will influence ur personal life?
Me: Answered y MBA
P1: (interrupted in between) I asked u in ur personal life.
Me: Coming to that sir, Explained.
P1: What are the colors in our National Flag?
Me: Saffron- Hindus, White- Peace and Green- Muslims. So peace between Hindus and Muslims (Based on random idiotic FB post :/)
P1: Is that so? (In a mocking tone)
Me: Sir, white represents peace. Green – prosperity.
P1: Much better than Hindu Muslim thing . Saffron?
Me: Sorry sir couldn’t recollect.
P2: Color of the Asoka chakra?
Me: Sorry sir couldn’t recollect.
P2: What is this XXX in your personal form (NAME OF MY COMPANY)
P2: So u teach math?
P2: Answer this question (When a number is increased by 5 it should be divisible by some x,y,z numbers. couldn’t remember the numbers. gimme 1 such number)
Me: (Y such a ques? after all we cracked CAT So we will be doing it for sure) Still answered and explained,
p2: What is the probability that there will be 53 Sundays in a leap year?
Me: Answered & explained,
p1: Are you interested in sports?
Me: Not much sir
p1: Do u know how a round robin tournament and knock out tournament works?
P1: Say there were 128 teams in a knock out tournament. Are reqd to recognize the winner?
I started writing 64, 32. In my scratch paper
P1: This is fine. But this is the shrewd way of doing this question. Try to answer without using maths
Me: Answered and explained,
P1: tell me something that is not there in your personal form.
Me: I am Dhanushan
P1: that is there in the form
Me: (Smiled sheepishly) Told about my interest in breeding and raising fresh water ornamental fishes. And what I do
P1: So you cross breed?
Me: No sir line breeding
P1: What is the difference?
P2: Why is it necessary?
P2: What is a trait?
P1: What else u do?
P1: Those fishes?
Me: No sir not them
they are ornamental
p1: How is the fishing industry in your place?
Me: Explained (I knew a bit coz my cousin is running a fish farm)
P1: Do u study biology in your school days? I wanna ask u this question coz u breed fishes.
Me: Yes sir
P1: What is the difference between dominant and recessive traits?
Me: Explained (as much as I could recollect)
P1: So what do u do in ur college other than studying?
Me: Told about being a treasurer in my dept
P1: Some ques about my role and how I conducted events
P1: So after all those fishing and events. No wonder ur marks are low
I don’t wanna ask any ques from ur graduation
(I secretly felt happy, Guess he had read my thots :p)
P1: u opted for engineering on your own? Or some1 pushed u into this?
Me: (Badly wanna say yes, But still refrain myself from doing so) It’s not like someone pushed me into it. I was young then so after getting suggestions from people I know I opted for it.
P1: Fav subject?
Me: Semiconductor devices.
P1: Let it be.. When u r doing MBA u need have a proper track of current affairs and will u be able to manage that? After all u didn’t even know what is the significance of color saffron in our flag
Me: Sir I have been reading news, being active in quora, I do see encapsulated videos. And I started developing interest in it
P1: Ur fav domain? Like politics, business, economics, cinema, sports?
Me: Politics sir
P1: What about cinemas and sports? Ain’t interested in that?
Me: I like cinemas too. But I watch mostly regional movies (Keeping about Oscars in mind
Don’t wanna put myself into trouble)
P1: No prob, Every 1 has their opinion. Gimme 2 current affairs
Me: JNU and JAT agitation
P1: Anything common between these 2 issues?
Me: Both are threat to our nation
P1: When I fuelled my car and roamed aimlessly. Even this is a threat coz I’m wasting the resources. Temme something else
Me: Told that it has some political motive and give my views on it.
P1: Thank u. U can leave now
Me: Thank u
P2: Thank U
Glad it is not a stress interview. And I guess most of the questions will be asked on ur previous answers. I have no ideas what is their perception on me.