My interview experience at IIM-Bangalore for FPM in Economics and social sciences:
Praveen Kumar Gupta
B.E.: 8.82 (CGPA),
Thapar University, 2010 Batch
Engineer, B.H.E.L. (Feb.’11-current) & G.S.Engg. & Const. (July’10-Feb.’11)
Consisted of Verbal,
RC, LR-DI, Quant.
Level Equivalent to
Subject Area Test:
Consisted of 25 questions each on
microeconomics and macroeconomics
P1: 30 year assistant professor
P2: 55 year professor
the room and greeted.
P1: You have patent to your name. What was your role in patent?
P2: You are good at technicals then why are you trying for FPM in economics?
Me: Told my aspirations and expectations, Told them why FPM and What after FPM.
P1: Asked a question on probability. Told to solve on board.
P1: What is 1st principle of differentiation?
Me: Apologised. Told that I am not able to recall but will be able to solve
questions on differentiation.
P1: Differentiate X!
Me: Explained the methodology.
P2: Questions on again why FPM
Me: Explained again giving some personal experiences.
P2: What do you feel on Make In India campaign. How successful will it be?
Me: Explained about the Modi’s (Indian govt.) efforts to build good international
relations. Increase in FIIs, improvement in Moody’s rating and other factors.
P1: Congratulated me (don’t know for what) and told that they are done with interview.
Me: Greeted them back and left.