IIM Shillong Interview experience – 1/2/2016 (Morning 8:45 AM)
WAT – Players should be careful about purple patches
I was the last person in the panel to be interviewed (my PI started at around 12:30 PM)
FF: Tell me something about yourself that you haven’t mentioned in the form.
I: (Since I didn’t have more than 12 months of work-ex by the time form was filled, I didn’t mention it in the form) Started with my work-ex, working in consulting, with a pharma client, told more about my roles, my day to day work.
F: Tell me any recent analysis that you did
M: So you are a mechanical engineer, don’t you miss engineering? How are you using mechanical engineering in your work?
I: Told that yes I am not using the technical part of it, but apart from my technical learning,
M: Tell me any 2 fav subjects?
I: IC Engine and Heat Transfer
M (I am assuming he was a mech
I: (thinking why the hell did I say HT) Sir, it is some Temperature difference, later
M: Why is it logarithmic? Why not linear?
I: Gave some
M: Assume you are a consultant, I am a pencil manufacturing company. Tell me how
I: (Trying to remember the manufacturing processes course that made me sleep in the class) Could not recollect more than drilling, grinding etc. Was unable to answer well here.
M: Tell me about northeastern states?
I: Seven sisters?
M: yeah name them
M: Is Sikkim a northeastern state as well? Do you think Sikkim enjoys the funds allotted for northeastern states?
I: I am not 100% sure but I think yes it forms a part of
M: Tell me why is everyone against Kejriwal these days? Why BJP, Modi,
I: Told that he was not supposed to fall into mainstream politics, how he is recently doing such things like politics on caste (citing some examples from Rohit
M: Why is there a conflict between Jaitley and Kejriwal?
I: Told about DDCA Scam, several cross questions followed, was able to answer most of them
M: What do you do in your leisure time?
I: Told about hobbies, sports etc
F: You got a scholarship for your engineering from GOI, don’t you think that’s a cheating on them that you are not giving it back and are working with some consulting firm?
I: Told that I got
M and F: Thank you very much! Have candies
I: Thank you! Took two and came out.
Overall a sweet panel, little cross questioning without any stress at all.