[2010-2012] IIMK GD/PI Experiences

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When the result of IIMK will come?

Asked the panel on 15th. They said 1st week of May.
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When the result of IIMK will come?

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12th April, Jaypee Siddharth, Delhi, 2 pm

10th 91.7 CBSE
12th 94 CBSE

CAT 98.72 General Cat.

I'm currently doin MBA, tried luck at CAT again, got an IIMK call :)
Essay : Society honours its living conformists and dead trouble makers

GD : A paragraph on internet leading to piracy, academics now becoming "cut, copy, paste", no credit given to original author

Interview: Two panelists p1 and p2
very pathetic experience

P1: what've u been doin for past six months
me: told doing mba
p1: what all subjects u studied
me : told
p1: what did u study in this subject
me: told topics
p1: what did u study in the leadership topic (was one of the topics i mentioned)
me: told
p1: name a global business leader
me: said ratan tata
p1: why is he a leader
me: said hes a visionary.. blah blah.. tata nano..
p1: whats so special about nano
me: told about incident where he saw family on scooter
p2( speaking for first time): wasnt there rain also
me: told i dnt recollect the rain aspect
me(contd): told about price factor
p1: ok if nano was about price wat was indica about
me: dunno
p1: ok name another leader
me: told nandan nilekani
p1: y is he a leader?
me: told infosys, uid project
p1: whats so special about uid
me: blah blah
p1: ok name another leader
me (thinkin again!!!!!) : told sunl mittal
p1: y is he a leader?
me (oh my gawd! its gonna be all about leaders!) : blah blah, bhart grp, airtel, telecom revolution, walmart, zain, blah blah..

p1: ok (n then p1 leaves!)

p2: ok wat was ur fave subject
me: told sftware engg (am a comp enggr)
p2: isnt that same as comp engg
me: told comp is both h/w n s/w
p2: so isnt it half of comp engg but still its only 1 subject?
me: told wat exactly it is
p2: ok wats diff bw size n complexity?
me: told
p2: ok if ive to factorize hw will u?
me: told abt linear method
p2: any other non linear method
me: told cant remeber now
p2: hw to find a no. is prime or not?
me: told linear method!
p2: any non linear method?
me: cant think of any!
p2: ok if ive to srt forms acc to a list hw will i do it?
me: told insertion srt methd

p1 comes back
p2: so here also im doin linearly one list.. any non linear method?!
me: no sir we'll have to do atleast one list linearly! :(
p2: ok thanks

i was last person on my panel.. nothin asked from my form! except fave sub n where id mentioned abt mba which they dint read but i told them that ive mentioned on form wen they asked me uve not mentioned it

it went very very bad for me 😞

Delhi School of Management, DTU (2009-11 Batch)
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Had my IIMC PGDM GD/PI on April 10th at hotel monarch luxur ,Bangalore 2 PM Slot
PROFILE:



dude this thread is for IIMK........

i know u have done this by mistake but edit it


Sorry..that was my IIMK Experience only... Copy pasted the top part from IIMC experience :biggrin:
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Had my IIMC PGDM GD/PI on April 10th at hotel monarch luxur ,Bangalore 2 PM Slot
PROFILE:



dude this thread is for IIMK........

i know u have done this by mistake but edit it



rahul dude..... I guess we had the same panel... because I too had a very similar experience

12th April, Jaypee Siddharth, Delhi, 2 pm


yeah probably.....

puys they are asking a lot on mean,mode,median,probability,laplace etc etc
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Had my IIMK PGDM GD/PI on April 10th at hotel monarch luxur ,Bangalore 2 PM Slot
PROFILE:


Acads
X 84.8%, Board: CBSE, year:2001
XII 87.4%, Board:CBSE , year:2003
Undergrad Stream: B.Tech Electronics and Communication, Grades:7.25 , Year:2007 , Institute: CET, Trivandrum
Work-Ex:
Sectors :IT , - Number of months:27

CAT (2009-10):
DI: 85.22
Quant: 93.75
Verbal: 99.52
OA: 98.01

Category : OBC- NC

Extra acads : Quizzing (lots of certis in my file which stayed in my hand till the end ), Philately (118 countries)

Any other special thing abt u: nopes

My Essay/GD/ PI
Essay topic: " Everyone Dies. But not everyone really Lives"
Wrote something and alllike impact a person makes on society..mostly examples GandhiBhagat Singh Achillis Hitler..PolpotMussolini
GD: A Paragraph on Knowledge retention and comparing new generation organization and older ones.
Entered 3 times I guesss.. made points ..but spoke at a stretch for a max of 10-12 seconds only
Here Goes My Interview Experience
3 people were there in the panel. I think 1 of them is an Alumni in the range of 28-30. The other two were also young may be atmost 35 or so. They were the same who conducted our GD also. I will call them by Left (L) Middle (M) (the older one) and Right (R).
R went to rest room (I think) before my PI and took me in on his way back to the interview room. Since I was ahead of him I opened the door. Other two were standing inside when I got in.
After settling in .
M: So Hashim your graduation marks seems to be decreasing year after year. Wat happened? (It was 797367..68 )
Me : (With a smile) Sir I really don have any excuse, I din study well. I should have done better.
M: But this is an important part of the selection criteria. There should be some reason rite?
Me: Sir I was very active with other activities in college. But really that cannot be said as an excuse. I hope I wont repeat that in my MBA.
M: U only hope??
Me: No sir I wil make sure
R: Wat activities?
Me: Quizzingblah blah tech fests.. (then told) 72.5 percent is not that bad.. I was there in the top half of my class. (When I said top half, I will be there in top 15 percent atleast in my university .. But I din say this )
They started laughing saying "top half"
L: How many students were there in your class.
Me: 120 including both EC and AE..out of which I will come prob around 35-40.
M: How confident are u answering questions on ur Acads?
Me: Sir ..its been 29 months.. I am more comfortable on questions on my Work Ex?
M: 29 month is just over 2 years. ...... So why MBA?
ME: blah blah
R: Specialization?
Me: Many of my friends who joined MBA saying a particular specialization have actually took someother when they did MBA. So I wanted to keep my options open. But I have a liking for Finance.
M: Why Finance? Because of the hefty package?
Me: No .. I really like managing money.. I do share trading Treasurer College Fest (Actually I was there on the sponsorship committee only)
R: Oh treasurer that must have been a total failure.
Me: No..it was actually a success. We managed to get the required money.
R: Wat are the minimum things that u require to do online share trading?
Me: Money, Demat Account, Internet Banking account, Computer , Internet connectivity. But I cannot guarantee whether he will make money.
M: Tell about only the logistic requirement.
Me: Demat account and Internet banking account.
R: Only these two.. there is something more look we are actually giving you a clue
Me : Thinking and then told "Only these two required"
L: Which demat account u use
Me: ICICIDirect
M: Have u seen something called DPID when u log in.. Wat is the full form of DPID
Me: I don remember anything like that.
R: Wat about trading account.. U don need that?
Me : Ya Sir, but that comes along with Demat Account
L: In that sense u can say the intervet banking account also comes together.
Me: (don have anything to say)
R: U actually buy shares using ur Trading account and then only it comes to your demat account rite?
Me: Agreed sorry sir.. Trading account is also needed.
L: Who is incharge of finance of a country.
Me: Fiancne Minister.
L: Finance Minister?
Me: Sir RBI is derand that is run by RBI Governor.
M: Who is the RBI Governor now?
Me: D.Subbarao
L: Where is he from?
Me: Sir I am not sure but Rao so must be from Andhra.
They again started laughing..
M: Hashimwhy should we really take youur acads is not that great?
Me : (Thinking). Sir I will add value to ur quiz team (Cudn't say anything)
They again started laughing
Me too laughed a bit
M: So where is green land and wat is its speciality?
Me: Sir its in Artic oceanits administered by Denmarkand Capital is same as that of Denmark..ie Copenhagen (This was wrong as Greenland had a separate capital Nuuk)
M: Greenland has some association with Denmarkbut capital is same?? Are you sure?
Me: Yes Sir
M: Wats the population.
Me: Very less.
M: Take a number
Me: May be in lakhs (It was actually some 58000)
M: What are the Scandinavian countries.
Me: Sweden..Denmark..Norway..
M: Is Switzerland included in this
Me: I am not sure but I think its not
M: Wat is the difference between Scandinavian and Nordic Countries?
Me: Nordic also refers the same region but I donno wat exactly is the difference.
L: U r a quizzer and u r not exposed to these questions till now..
Me: Sorry sir I should be knowing this.
M: Wat is the capital of Morocco.
Me: Sorry Sir.. I don recollect it now.
R: Who is the finance minister of India?
Me: Pranab Mukherjee
R: Who was it before him?
Me : P Chidambaram
R: Was it not Manmohan?
Me : No sir.. (Here again I went wrong Manmohan was Finance Minister for a short period in between)
M: How did Naxalism got its name
Me: From the village Naxalbari
M: Where is it?
Me: In West Bengal or Andhrabut not sure where exactly.
M: why they are called Maoist
Me: They are followers of Mao
M: Who is Mao?
Me: Mao Zedong was a Chinese revolutionary and he was also premier of china (Again went wrong on this as he was not the premiere)
L: Wats the capital of Manipur?
Me: Imphal
L: Nagaland?
Me: Kohima
M: Mizoram?
Me: (Thinking) Sorry don recollect it now sir.
M: Arunachal Pradesh.
Me: Itanagar
M: Tripura?
Me: Agartala
M: Sikkim?
Me: Gangtok
M: Chattisgarh?
Me: Raipur
L: Uttarakhand?
Me: Dehradun
M: Jharkhand?
Me: Ranchi.
M: Okay u can Leave..
They were laughing throughout I also laughed in between May be they mite have thought that I am not serious.(Coz of my answer to why should we really take you?)

Verdict: Anxiously awaited 😞
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rahul dude..... I guess we had the same panel... because I too had a very similar experience

12th April, Jaypee Siddharth, Delhi, 2 pm

10th 91.7 ICSE
12th 89.4 CBSE

CAT 98.26 General Cat.

20 months work ex.

Essay : Society honours its living conformists and dead trouble makers
I guess at that time nobodu could really comprehend the topic and I wrote 2 pages of complete gibberish :)

GD : some paragraph on plagiarism, copyright issues, music downloading free of cost etc etc..
went well

Interview: Two panelists p1 and p2
very pathetic experience
p1:
started with my work ex and kept grilling on that....
Then suddenly shifted to 6 sigma (I have done nothing related to it in my life !!)
Std deviation...details of graphs, median, mode funda's etc etc.... kept grilling on that and I didnt know much

Then came the turn of p2:
started asking about random things.... carbon credits, rain water harvesting, kapil dev etc etc... answered as best as i could

and yes... both of them kept on laughing all the time as if everything i was saying was wrong !!



sorry for posting ma experience so late...

Date 12/04/10 Venue: Jaypee siddhartha hotel,new delhi

Acads:
X 89 CBSE
XII 86.6 CBSE
Graduation -73.4 B.Tech (CS)

Work-Ex: 4 months in own venture
Working with accenture since last 2 months

Essay : we have achieved everything but still not living LIFE (dont remem the exact topic)
15mins to write...wrote a good one

GD: a long paragraph --
summary: we had to discuss that education system in India is based on cramming rather than learning.............anyone who gets success is inspite of education rather than because of education..

group had an avg gd...guys didnt conclude or even reach near to the summary

PI:
i dont know why all my IIM interviews have been so badly screwed always

P1- arrogant faculty
P2- yet another arrogant faculty

i missed a "pacifier faculty" in the pi....i wish there was one

M- on the hot seat

P2 came outside and called me in

M- greetings

P2: have a seat...dont pull it ...sit where it is

P1: looking at my form: so rahul tel me something about u that includes ur current job and ur venture and y u want to do mba
rahul u have not mentioned in the form that u got a delayed campus placement and so u opened ur own venture
anyways...start

M- told

P1 & P2 - questions abt my venture
M- told

P1- ab meri leni shuru :banghead:

ok rahul tell me what is probability distribution :banghead:

M- (y the hell are u asking me these things....earlier they have asked abt fourier and laplace....wtf) gave them an example....i wasnt very clear but told them whatever i knew 😞

P1- started grilling on this question only.....bas isi ko lekar bajate rahe meri
M- at last, i told them sir im confused ...so dont knw exctly

P2- asked abt 3G auction....y our govt has not been able to implement it so far
whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them

M- answered whatever i knew

P2- more questions on the same.....the topic had now deviated to US optic fibres and all...

M- tried to answer

whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them :banghead:

P2- what is business in-sourcing?
M- i dont know sir but i can guess.....
P1 & P2- ya,try
M- told
P1 & P2- whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them
what the hell....??:banghead::banghead:

when i returned home i read about it on internet and realized that my answer was right.....but he told me that im wrong :lookround:

P1 & P2 : a few more such vague questions...dont remem

and yeah i forgot to mention
:banghead::banghead::banghead:
whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them:banghead:

at the end P1: who directed 3 idiots?
M- i forgot and told them the same

P1&P2;: go and check it at home
M- fine sir

P1 & P2 : we are dont
M- thank u sir

as soon as i left , mjhe yaad aa gaya who had directed the movie :banghead::banghead:


feel-bad PI

besities to fellow puys
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sorry for posting ma experience so late...

Date 12/04/10 Venue: Jaypee siddhartha hotel,new delhi

Acads:
X 89 CBSE
XII 86.6 CBSE
Graduation -73.4 B.Tech (CS)

Work-Ex: 4 months in own venture
Working with accenture since last 2 months

Essay : we have achieved everything but still not living LIFE (dont remem the exact topic)
15mins to write...wrote a good one

GD: a long paragraph --
summary: we had to discuss that education system in India is based on cramming rather than learning.............anyone who gets success is inspite of education rather than because of education..

group had an avg gd...guys didnt conclude or even reach near to the summary

PI:
i dont know why all my IIM interviews have been so badly screwed always

P1- arrogant faculty
P2- yet another arrogant faculty

i missed a "pacifier faculty" in the pi....i wish there was one

M- on the hot seat

P2 came outside and called me in

M- greetings

P2: have a seat...dont pull it ...sit where it is

P1: looking at my form: so rahul tel me something about u that includes ur current job and ur venture and y u want to do mba
rahul u have not mentioned in the form that u got a delayed campus placement and so u opened ur own venture
anyways...start

M- told

P1 & P2 - questions abt my venture
M- told

P1- ab meri leni shuru :banghead:

ok rahul tell me what is probability distribution :banghead:

M- (y the hell are u asking me these things....earlier they have asked abt fourier and laplace....wtf) gave them an example....i wasnt very clear but told them whatever i knew 😞

P1- started grilling on this question only.....bas isi ko lekar bajate rahe meri
M- at last, i told them sir im confused ...so dont knw exctly

P2- asked abt 3G auction....y our govt has not been able to implement it so far
whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them

M- answered whatever i knew

P2- more questions on the same.....the topic had now deviated to US optic fibres and all...

M- tried to answer

whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them :banghead:

P2- what is business in-sourcing?
M- i dont know sir but i can guess.....
P1 & P2- ya,try
M- told
P1 & P2- whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them
what the hell....??:banghead::banghead:

when i returned home i read about it on internet and realized that my answer was right.....but he told me that im wrong :lookround:

P1 & P2 : a few more such vague questions...dont remem

and yeah i forgot to mention
:banghead::banghead::banghead:
whatever answers i gave...both the profs kept looking at each other and laughing..trying to show that what an idiot is sitting in front of them:banghead:

at the end P1: who directed 3 idiots?
M- i forgot and told them the same

P1&P2;: go and check it at home
M- fine sir

P1 & P2 : we are dont
M- thank u sir

as soon as i left , mjhe yaad aa gaya who had directed the movie :banghead::banghead:


feel-bad PI

besities to fellow puys

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Venue/Date: Jaypee Sidharth Hotel, New Delhi 13/04/2010

Essay: Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Wrote about 2 pages, all Gyan! Dwelled on the fact that Life is how you take it!

GD: Was a passage about the Naxal attack on dantewada & poor training of the CRPF n all.
Had a good discussion (only 7 so no fish market), I chipped in 6-8 times, tried to summarize and divert discussion to the reasons for the menace, but the guys were hell bent on discussing the plight of CRPF

PI: 2 Profs (P1, P2) and me M

P1- Tell us about yourself
M - In a consulting start-up, worked on variety of projects, frequent CXO level client interaction and travel to Riyadh and Dubai..blah blah..Engineeer..doing CFA level-2..

P1- Tell us more about your work
M - Work with Financial services firms...also working with a Regulator on commodity exchange feasibility study.

P1- why is commodity exchange not popular in India ( :lookround:discussion proceeding where i wanted)
M - No sir, it is popular...5th largest exchange..Physical delivery very popular..P1 cuts me short

P1- What is happening with sugar prices? Why are they going up if exchange is succesful?
M - Demand supply sir

P1- I think its speculation and these exchanges drive prices. See people blaming government for it
M - No sir. Speculation alone is not responsible. There is a demand supply gap, speculators also contribute but they are necessary. People do not understand the commodity pricing

P1- But u said exchanges are succesful?
M - Yes sir. normal people dont but exchange participants do

P2 pitches in - Which is your favorite subject?
M - Equity valuation

P2 - Any basic subject? Are you comfortable with Mathematics?
M- Yes sir, anything on numbers

p2- What is logx?
M - Shit I explained..thoda 2

p2- This is fine Can you also draw the graph?
M - Drew half

P1- What is the difference between US and Indian Balance sheet
M - Said sth. Concept was right but could tell the precise difference. P1 explained

P1- u know Cash flow?
M - yes sir

P1 - Different types?
M - Yes sir. explained

P1 - cross questioning
M - explained with full confidence

P2- one last question . Why is india Poor
M - gave some general gyan. P2 not really convinced..Discussion leads to FDI..I said its important.Substantiated it with number 10%. He was convinced now

P1- one last question (Again and they kept coming). There was news in the paper about ICICI, HDFC being foreign banks. Whats your opinion?
M - I dunno about the new sir (See further to realize my level of unawareness ) . BUT, these are listed companies so could be that foreign shareholders have become biggest.

P1- ok. (looked convinced)

P1- Who is governor of RBI
M - Blooper .. C rangarajan

P1- Thats history...Subbarao
M - yeah yeah..i know..I am poor in awareness

P1 - comes back with who is head of SEBI
M - Dunno (forgot ). took a risk..Sir, i know more about Saudi/Dubai than India

P1- ok. Whats this Dubai crisis then?
M - epxlained in and out. Said i was in dubai at that time

P1- Whats your Percentile
M - 95.15

p1 - we are done!
P2 - YOu forgot your watch (P1's watch was lying on table in front)
P1- Its mine
M - Thank you for the watch sir!

Everyone laughs and it ends there!

I screwed up on awareness pretty bad. Rest it was ok

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