[2010-2012] DOMS-IIT Madras GT/PI Experiences

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Hi Guys, Please post ur GT/PI experiences here. Please post your experience in the following format : PROFILE: Acads: X: XII: Undergrad Major - GPA/%age Work-Ex: NIL/Sector - Number of Years CAT %ile: JMET Ran...
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PROFILE:
Acads:
X: 73.6
XII: 96.3
Undergrad Major - 70.25%age
Work-Ex: IT
NIL/Sector - 2.8 Number of Years
CAT %ile:
JMET Rank: 3366
Category: OBC
GT:
Number of Ppl present : 6
Time: 3 mins think, 15 mins discuss
GT Topic: Group of bureaucrats how will you bring FDI and investments to your state
Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
Talked on cheaper land rates, better facilities for market, raw materials, labour etc
Your experience:
Was conducted by LS himself. He moved our chairs near to each other so that we can have discussion like a real group(that's what he said). But this was actually good, We were feeling more comfortable.
LS initially gave 2 mins to think and then asked if we need more time and gave 1 more min.
I was lucky to initiate the discussiontalked for first 40-50 secs and then others poured in. We discussed on 8-10 points. I came in 3-4 times. Then LS pitched in around 15th min and asked us do we think we were synchronizing, then 1 guy explained to him that we were discussing various aspects blah blah
Then LS said if we are synchronizing we can actually stop the discussion or we can continue for 5 more mins. We said we were synchronizing and he asked us to conclude. Now two guys and a girl started adding points (new) and LS asked us not to add new points. I asked the team if I could conclude and they again agreed. So both initiated and concluded
PI:
Number of Ppl present in panel: 2 (Ex-HOD(O), Marketing person(industry) (Y)
Questions:
O : was asking me my details where ami from which company, college etc and was noting each of them on a paper
O : Tell me abt yourself
Me : Blah blah(nt prpeared much)
I told my interest on philosophy
O: Explain the interest
M: I tried explaining them and then he asked me to apply this to real life
M: I told this philosophy cant be applied but we have one more which can be applied and gave him that.
O: Asked can this be applied in a real time scenario
M: blah blah
O: is this applied in your org
M: blah blah(difficult bcoz big org etc..)
Y: started arguing on this..
M: tried to explain him.. But didn't argue. I was trying to convince them
Y: Ok we understand what you want to explain
M: thank u
Y: Why MBA
M: told want to be a consultant.aur twist is here.. I don't remember from where I got this example in my brain(believe me I haven't prepared), but gave them an example of hw a product developed by certain company was good but not accepted in market, and how my org brought rights and with the modification were trying to sell it.(I was shocked from where this example came in my mind, bcoz though I knew abt this proj but never thought I could use it this way)
Y: thank you
M: gave his hand and I shook
again a twist. We were shaking hand for 2 secs and he was watching straight into my eyes laughing.
I said AC. He told me am sure I am not nervous. I aid no i was not nervous
Verdict : convert
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nimeshgupta2000 Says
Seniors when are the results expected to be out??


I am not really sure of the exact date but the grapevine is that results will be out after 21, though would confirm the same and get back to you.
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Seniors when are the results expected to be out??

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nimeshgupta2000 Says
even I was the one in the group of 7...can you remember the serial numbers of the seating of the two guys u mentioning abt...

guess all 7 ppl are here... i was given serial no.4... i chipped in 2 and said that cellphones may bring disparity among students... am i one among the 2 guys :):)
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10th-86
12th-81
btech-72

workex-9 months.

process- cool.
seniors-uber cool
faculty-deceptively cool!

venue- havent seen nything better! IIT-M
time- 10am.
gt- we are school principals meeting to discuss n implement something abt mobile phone usage in campus.
there were 7 guys in our grup, with a fresher girl.she started off well, i was very slow off the blocks, came in mumbling somethin 5th or sixth chance.panel told we were repetitive , and asked us to wind up in a minute.we later summarised it in paper and gave that back.
i would say ther were 2 guys in our group who hogged the limelight a bit too strong at the beginning.rest was fine.
it was GT#2.
I HAD pi#4.
bhawik told me that they were hifi scholars with credentials jaw droppable, that was a good primer for me before i went in praying "OMG, no tech qns pls, no tech qns pls"...
but they dint ask ny tech!
they cut in2 my introduction, and started a grilling process to get in2 the bottom of why i wanted to pursue hr/marketing.they guided me into a point of no return, but i dint give up w/o fight, but got the feeling that it wasnt enuf.i had 3 offers at college, so they were particularly "keen" to know why i chose the one over the other two.i dont knw how long it lasted, as i was thrown in2 d interview unexpectedly as d guy who ws supposed to go in before me, wanted a breather...

campus is fine.its awesome guys.
my suggestions to ny1 reading this and appearing subsequently..
1)bring in chappals
2)spare clothing, so hot, u will ddrench 1 in every hour.
3)make use of d campus bus, dnt walk unless u hav a cycle!
4)contact vishal and milan, they will be in room no.746 ;)

my suggestion to lsg/directors..
u have patented processes even, but why not try to think n implement worlds first centrally airconditioned reserve forest?

even I was the one in the group of 7...can you remember the serial numbers of the seating of the two guys u mentioning abt...
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I hope so:)

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This should help next year guys
Had my GT/PI on 4th of april 2 pm slot...

Acads:
X: 83.3
XII: 82.6
Undergrad Major - 65.4

Work-Ex:
IT - 29 months ERP

CAT %ile: NA
JMET Rank: 735
Category: GEN


GT:
Number of Ppl present: 6
Time: 3 min to think, 10 min to discuss, 3 min for summary
GT Topic: You and a friend have started a gaming website.You need to approach a Venture Capatilist.
GT was Ok, 1 person was constantly trying to refute everyone. God knows what stuff he was high on. All in all an average performance i'd say.

PI:
Number of Ppl present in panel: 2 (male profs M1 , M2)
Questions:
M2: Looked at my pic and my face. Asked where's my goatee gone. Told him wanted to appear formal etc. Said he liked my honesty:)
M2:Why u wanna do MBA?
Me: Gave him some gyan.
M2:Which specialisation?
Me: Said i'm not 100% sure , but maybe a major in Ops and a minor in systems and fin.
M2: So u like Ops, why is that?


awesome exp man.. u shud be in.
Mayank Goel JBIMS (2010-12)
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This should help next year guys
Had my GT/PI on 4th of april 2 pm slot...

Acads:
X: 83.3
XII: 82.6
Undergrad Major - 65.4

Work-Ex:
IT - 29 months ERP

CAT %ile: NA
JMET Rank: 735
Category: GEN


GT:
Number of Ppl present: 6
Time: 3 min to think, 10 min to discuss, 3 min for summary
GT Topic: You and a friend have started a gaming website.You need to approach a Venture Capatilist.
GT was Ok, 1 person was constantly trying to refute everyone. God knows what stuff he was high on. All in all an average performance i'd say.

PI:
Number of Ppl present in panel: 2 (male profs M1 , M2)
Questions:
M2: Looked at my pic and my face. Asked where's my goatee gone. Told him wanted to appear formal etc. Said he liked my honesty:)
M2:Why u wanna do MBA?
Me: Gave him some gyan.
M2:Which specialisation?
Me: Said i'm not 100% sure , but maybe a major in Ops and a minor in systems and fin.
M2: So u like Ops, why is that?
Me: Gave some more gyan
M2:You've read any books on operations?
Me: Yep Goal1 ,Goal2 and a bit of 'The Race'
M2: Asked me about the goal and how relevant it is in current manufacturing.
Me: Gave some more gyan, told them that in addition to manufacturing, the book also has a lesson about how we tend to live our lives in general
M2:Some manufacturing related questons.
Me: No idea sir.
M2:Subject taught in Operations based on Goldratt.
Me: Said TOC ( hope i'm right )
M2:5 steps in TOC?
Me: Said i'd taken a cursory glance but don't recollect them.
M1:Let's check yr acads?
I tried dodging this 1 but he was relentless
M1: What is Frequency modulation?
Me: Told him
M1:Why do we need FM?
Me: Gave him some gyan but was not 100% sure.
Then they asked me relationships between Energy and frequency, wavelength etc.
Luckly i remembered that and answered
M1:About Copenhagen summit?
Me: Answered
M2:What is global warming?
Me: Told him.... Said Carbon Monoxide ,greenhouse gas....
M2: Are u sure CO and not CO2?
THis is where they grilled me. I spoke about heat traps etc but was not very sure.
M1:What is the GDP of India? What is Hindu growth rate? What is India's per capita income? What is Purchasing Power Parity?
Me: I think GDP was 7.5. Did'nt know the other 2 ans and answered some horse shit for PPP.
M1 and 2: So how are u in Math?
Me:Pretty good.
M1 and 2: Giggling..."pretty goos he says'...Let's give hime something to solve.
M1: Draw the graph of Log x
Me:Drew it?
M1:what about log 0?
m2: It's undefined
M1: Are u sure?
Me: Yes, my calci doesn't give any value for this.:)
m1 and m2 start laughing: Yep it is - infinity
M1:Draw y =[ x ]
me:Drew it
m2: Good....You may go now

Seemed pretty decent to me, except for those economic questions.


MISC.
Special thanks to the seniors esp Vishal Kamat from Goa, Milan, Himanshu.
Managed to spend my entire morn chatting with these guys.

Also got some good gyan from Manpreet/deep(forgot yr name, 1 more guy in red(name starts with S i think).

Prof LSG also rocked.

Amazing campus. Deer , black bucks and monkeys out there.

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Had my GT/PI on 2nd april 3:30 pm slot...

Acads:
X: 86.4
XII: 81.0
Undergrad Major - 79

Work-Ex:
IT - 21 months

CAT %ile: 89
JMET Rank: 1463
Category: GEN


GT:
Number of Ppl present: 6
Time: 3 min to think, 10 min to discuss, 3 min for summary
GT Topic: You are senior members of municipal corporation of a city. You all are meeting to decide how to beautify & make city more hygenic.
Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Good discussion. All except one guy kept their cool. Put as many points as i cud but realised after the GT that they were probably loking for something related to CSR. Did point out one or two facts about that but that may not have been enough.

PI:
Number of Ppl present in panel: 2 (A lady and a guy)
Questions:
Asked about my engineering. Put some cases in front of me and asked how i would handle the situations. Also wanted to know which field in MBA would i want to major in and why. Over all was a good experience

Some Tips: Be absolutely honest. They will probe you on your answers and as long as you are honset it will not be a problem

MISC.
Seniors were very helpful. Was definately a good experience. The campus is beautiful but it is extremely humid.

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PROFILE:

Acads:
X: 94.6
XII: 86.6
Undergrad Major - B.Tech (ECE) 69.7%

Work-Ex:
IT - 4+ years

CAT %ile: 95.64
JMET Rank: 1763





May not be useful for the junta this year, but for the benefit of the future generations I am posting my gt pi exp(was travelling and had limited access to net so could not post earlier)

My process was on 2nd April 8 AM slot

As already mentioned throughout the thread, there was a video showcasing the achievements/advantages et al of DOMS IITM, followed by a brief talk by LSG and QA session.

GT

Number of ppl present :8 ( I think)
Topic: Come up with action plans to reduce the workload in education and improve the physical,mental, social and spiritual development of students

The GT was good, the only problem being a lot of generic observations were being made, rather than exact action plans.. I tried to bring the group back to the action plans a couple of time also pitched in with one or two points. After the GD we were requested to summarize the discussion.


PI

Number if Ppl, present in panel :2 (one research student with enough experience to be senior faculty, he is a CEO coach also and another senior faculty not from DOMS, do not remember their names)

Questions
You meet a CEO in the lift, you have 30 seconds to introduce yourself. How will you introduce?
Why MBA?
In my answer I mentioned management consultancy, here onwards the interview was completely on consultancy
What kind of work you will be doing as a consultant?
Which area you want to focus on?
moi:tech
Then they gave scenario, like an automobile company wants to hire you for cost reduction, you have only one day what will you do? how will you go about it?

Can you write down some 7 bullet points for the above scenario what could possibly be the recommendations? asked to elaborate them after i wrote 4 points down

What are the challenges in Management Consultancy in India? (asked for three points, gave two)

That was it.

The process was very smooth and seniors were very friendly and helpful

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