IIM Calcutta Interview Experience – 22nd Feb, 2016 Mumbai , 8:00 am slot X: 93.84 XII : 89.33 Grad : 7.37 (Mech) CAT15: 99.71 WAT : Earlier people didn’t used to fear migrators, now they see them with a suspicion and migration is raising fears among locals. PI : 3 professors, 35eish, 2 in 50s. […]
IIM Calcutta Interview Experience –
22nd Feb, 2016
Mumbai , 8:00 am slot
XII : 89.33
Grad :7.37 (Mech)
WAT : Earlier people didn’t used to fear migrators, now they see them with a suspicion and migration is raising fears among locals.
PI :3 professors, 35eish, 2 in 50s.
Duration : (35 Mins)
(When I entered, 2 of them went to the washroom)
P1 : What did others tell you? Did they discuss questions outside ?
Me : Yes sir.
P1 : So what did they say?
Me: Sir, not much just, some qs on educational background, hobbies, and current affairs that’s all.
P1 : okay, let’s do something different with you.
Me : Ok sir.
P1 : Tell me what is it that you are most passionate about.
Me : Sir, I love photography very much and I am fond of trekking.
P1 :Stared at me for 3-4 seconds.
(at this point, I thought he/others will ask some cross questions so I was getting ready, but nothing :|)
P1 : So you are what ? an Engineer?
Me : Yes sir, mechanical Engineer.
P1 : Oh, we have this all time fav question for the Mechanical Enggs, tell me what is a differential ?
Me : Explained, what is differential why it is needed n bla bla seemed convinced.
P1 : Do trains have diff ?
Me : No, explained how trains achieve diff RPMs for wheels.
(P2 enters the room and takes the seat)
P2 : Engineer?
Me : Yes, Mechanical.
P2: Explain what is differential.
Me : (W**) !! Again explained it in 2-3 lines.
P2 : No tell me how it works.
Me: Asked for notepad drew gear arrangement for diff, and explained how it works, how torque is distributed n bla bla…(Seemed convinced)
P1 : Okay, tell me what will happen if we keep a fridge in an isolated room and open the door.
Me : Beating around the bush at first, cannot cool a place by exchanging heat with only one source n bla bla…then said temp will remain const as evap and condenser will negate each other.
P1: Are you sure.
Me: Evap n Condenser will negate the effect but because of electrical resistance and efficiency of fridge some heat will be generated that will lead to slight increase in temp.
P1 : slight means how much ? by how much will it increase ?
Me : I^2RT, will give heating by electrical resistance and equate it with MC(T2-T1), you’ll get the temp diff.
P1: OK, (seemed satisfied)
P2: Tell me some social issues in Maharashtra (I am from Mh)
Me : Blabbered about not remembering social issue, then said farmers suicide.
P2: isn’t that economical issue?
Me: Its more like a socio-economical issue.
P2 : okay, explain.
Me : Explained Marathwada, rain-shadow region, why droughts, crops they take there, what previous govt did, what current govt is doing, what should be done etc etc.
P2 : Ok, (not very convinced)
P1 : Joined any coaching ?
Me: Just for the test series (:P)
P1: Then how did you prepare for interviews and GDs n all.
Me : Said I read newspaper regularly since I was in 6th-7th, so current affairs was not problem. told about alignment and presentation.
P1 : What other calls?
Me : Except A & B others.
P1 :Why C ?
Me :(W*##) ! Sir, I have graduated from oldest engg college in state (actually 3rd oldest in Asia :P) I want to pursue my PG from oldest MBA college in India.
P1 : blabbered something like, you think old is gold, but its not like that, will you choose an older lady over a younger one bla bla…do you have a GF ?
Me : No, Sir, I am a mechanical Engg.
P1 :Tell me how will you get a gf in 7 days, tell me the approach.
Me : (This was too much) bla bla bla…mutual friend…common dinner/movie bla bla…
P1 : you still are in brick mortar era….whers FB, twitter in this?
Me : I think interaction in person important bla bla…
P1 : have you seen Amar Akbar Anthony ? (Started asking do you remember how Amitabh n bla bla)
Me: Interrupting him, No sir, I haven’t seen the movie.
P2: (to P1, he hasn’t seen the movie)
P1 : Ok, what was last movie you saw ?
Me : Bajirao Mastani.
P1 : what do you think of the controversy ?
Me : It was a love story just as Jodha Akbar, neither of the movies represented complete life of the leaders, we should take it as a love story, nothing more.
P1 : OK.
All three : Do you have anything to ask us ?
Me : Heard about IIMC starting boat club and kayaking.
P1 & P2 : it is already there.
P3 :Yes, but we just bought some boats with association of…
Me :West Bengal Kayaking and Canoeing Association, I have read about that and I look forward to joining that if I get an admission.
All 3 : yes yes, we have decided to become more than academics, IIMC earlier meant only academics bla bla…..anything else.