(For next year candidates..bahut garmi hota hai, nahi padh paogey)
The process took place at IIT M and was supposed to start at 8:30 but nothing of note was initiated before 9:15.
1 hour session trying to market IIT M.
Moving on, the process was a two-step process consisting of a GD and a personal interview.
GD: The GD was more a task where we had to come up with a conclusion (necessarily).
Topic: Given the Maggi noddle incident, should brand endorsers be held responsible for their actions?
This was easily my best performance in a group task this season. Was able to contribute in tangible ways, brought real life examples at multiple times and concluded the task. (I would like to mention that a certification I did in marketing really helped me)
PS: the performance is subjective and the panelists can very well disagree with me.
PI: Two females.1 and 2.
1: So where are you from?
M: Patna, Bihar
1: What field did you do your graduation?
1: looks at 2 and passes a smile
1: Job profile and stream?
M: CSE, Software engineer
1: 2 mam aap heen lo, laughing.
2: Whats your favorite subject?
M: Data structures.
2: name a few
M: Linked list but current profile use array frequently.
2: Types of sorting
M: told (fumbled once and explained binary search but recovered and explained the sorting process)
2: Sort an array
M: wrote down the algo and sorted the array.
2: How do you decide which sorting to use for this problem.
M: Considering complexity, size of input etc
2: What is complexity?
1: Why should we select you, tell about two incidents your managerial skills were on display in your work profile.
M: told, convinced. (In my mind, because I will be the highest percentiler to study at IIT M in the last 4 years)
1: why MBA
1: apart from job what do you do, what do you bring?
M: Told how I am putting my time to good use, about the certification I did from UBC (Partner school of IIT M for student exchange) and how in the GD I brought lot of real time examples and quality to the discussion. Convinced.
1: Anything else, are you aware of recent happenings?
M: Yes, I am informed about all current happenings.
1: Views on trump.
M: Must be applauded, doing his best to fulfil all the promises he made during his campaign.
1: You blog, are your views this aggressive there as well.
M: No, there I try to bring a more detailed and holistic view of things.
Student comes in and asks to finish fast.
2: Asked about my certification and whether it is paid.
1: Why marks are low in grad?
M: Marks are not bad, my university anything around 70 is gold. However, there was room to improve and I could have done better. Will try to focus more on academics.
1: I would love to talk more, but they are asking to finish fast, so thank you.
M: No problems, hopefully we can talk a lot more in the class. Sheepish smile.
PS: CAT: 99.71
10th: 93 12th: 72 Grad: 69 Work ex: 18 months