[2010-2012] SPJIMR GI Experiences

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Long pending due to PG and the puys who apply next year. Here's my interview experience.

CALL Details : IM | Score based call
Date: 29 March ,2010
Venue: SPJIMR, Mumbai
Time: 02:00 PM

Acads
X: 81.00%
XII: 80.00%
Undergrad Major - 75.00%

Work-Ex
Sector - 43 months (TCS)
Exam score

CAT %ile: 95.64 %ile

GI-1
Number of People present: 7 (2 IM (me included), 2 Marketing, 2 Fin, 1 OP)
Time: 25-30 mins
Panel : 4 Members (All very cordial)
The panel introduced themselves to us.
Questions:

Q.1 Introduction?
Q.2 Describe in one word how you are feeling being here in SPJIMR?
Q.3 So, what do you know about SPJIMR? Why do you think this is the right institute for you?
(Something on these lines. Again this was a common question to everyone)
Q.4 Tell us about your hobbies? (Another Common Q)

There was cross questioning on the answers. Like I remeber one interviewee mentioning cooking and then not being able to justify the answer, while a girl on the other hand mentioned rock music and she could speak about it (and got selected).

Q.5 The focus then shifted to individual questions. Me being an IM applicant, was asked
What is Moore's Law? :shocked:
Name one big IT project being implemented in India currently?

Fin Persons were asked - Name any two CFOs? What are the two most important ratios for a company?

Marketing Persons - A product which is made in a similar manner, but marketed differently?

Operations Guy - What is Six Sigma? Explain it to me in Layman's language?

Finally, I don't recall what was asked to the rest, but I got a question on my On Site Experience
(I had mentioned this while answering Introduce yourself)

15 Minutes Later, 3 Made it ( Me (IM), One Marketing Female and One Finance Guy) to GI - 2

Overall Synopsis of GI-1
Sufficient time was given to everyone for answering these questions.
My sense is, they were looking at how well you could justify your answers and your insight into your own area of liking.

GI-2
Number of People present: 7 (6 Boys, 1 Girl)
Time: 35-40 mins
Questions: This was a pyschometric interview.

Q.1 Would you lie to your boss? Do you think lying is good?
Q.2 So you are not the kind of person who confronts? What do you think about that?
Q.3 You say you are an extrovert? Why? It doesn't matter what you say, but what others say about you.
Q.4 So you believe that everything happens for a good reason. If we don't give you admission this year, would you be ok with that?

They tried to make it a stress interview with a lot of cross questioning.

Overall, the experience was really good. The faculty was friendly.

My two cents on how to tackle such an interview:

Be Yourself and maintain your cool. Be confident of your replies and be ready to defend your answers. They are not looking at role models. I did admit that I lie. So, they are also expecting humans there. Just don't underplay yourself and try not to showcase your negative aspects. On the contrary, do the opposite i.e. try to portray your positive self.

One important point here. I tried to push the interview in my direction and it did work. How? When they asked Introduce Yourself?, I deliberately mentioned two points, Lawn Tennis and My US Client side experience. And as it turned out, I was cross questioned on these points later on.


VERDICT : Selected

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Hi,
I have made it to the SPJIMR 2010-2012 (IM)

Just to help those who wud be applying for next year (and otherwise)

My GI experience:
CALL Details : IM | Profile based call

Acads
X: 93%
XII:83%
Undergrad Major - 9.13 CGPA

Work-Ex
NIL/Sector - 32 Months(Automotive Software)

Exam score (whichever is applicable)
CAT %ile:88.91%ile :(

Any other special thing about u: Nothing special.Just usual co corriculars like debating and music

GI-1
Number of People present:6
Time:10:00 AM
Panel:2 Ladies(Both Profs and an Alumini)
Questions:
1) Tell us what is not mentioned in your profile sheet.
Some people took time in remembering such things.In fact they still repeated their personal information
which was written in the profile sheet.Cut short by the ladies.
They re iterated that they wanted to know how as a person we are.
2) Why MBA was asked to a fresher.(He was selected)
3)Questions like impact of FDI in education sectors,budget etc.
4)One guy was asked to guide us on how to do intelligent investments
in Share-Markets,as he had a passion for investments. (he was selected)

Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
Fairly decent GI.Everybody got even chances.Two ppl were rejected as one of them told
that SPJIMR is better Stanford University.He was grilled on that.He finally told that he "felt"
this way and did not have any substantial reason to prove his point.
The other guy who was rejected had brought out his passion for politics and was grilled on that.
He couldnt justify why MBA is required for politics.
Other Details: 5 out of 7 selected.(1 IM,3 Finance,1 Marketing)

GI-2Number of People present:5
Time: 12:00 PM
Questions:
2 Profs
1 was very old (75+) retd colonel(HR expert) and one prof who taught operations management in SPJIMR.
All of us were asked:
1)What do you mean by honesty? (Frankly speaking, didnt know what could be a great ans for this,
just said about conscience and guilt decides honesty for me)
2)Give an instance where you practiced honesty and how you benefitted from it.
The colonel was not satisfied with a few examples given by some candidates,so he asked them to
think about another instance.As for me I told about an instance when my lecturer had marked me twice for the same question,
and how my honesty earned me a nice place in his good books.
3)Explain a situation when life was unfair to you and how you handled it?
(You have to be good at reflecting your past...here ).Sometiems people just forgot to answer
the 2nd part of the question and the panel had to remind them.
4)Then finally the prof(OP Managemnt) picked up one question from each of our profile sheets
and cross questioned us on that.You just had to justify your stand.

Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
Other Details:
Overall a good experience.Was able to justify my stand clearly.So fingers crossed.

MISC
All the best

Verdict: Selected

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Hi All !!

I got thru..

Here follows my profile

Xth 88%
XIIth 86%
Graduation 79.97% (Till 7th Sem.) BITS Pilani
CAT - 94.6

Definitely goin to join,
only call for d frst nd last attempt.

Congo to all who got thru..
All the Best for those who could not..

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hi people,
this thread is meant for experiences only!

PM me in case anyone wants to post his/her experience here.
once the results are out, the thread will be opened for 2 days to update the verdict.

till then continue here.
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/sp-jain-2010-final-list-out-25051557/1965829

www.raghavabbhi.com | My take on CAT: http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/all-i-wanted-to-speak-about-cat-25002933/6315307
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pradjumna Says
Hey Mr Resurgent.....iam unable to open the link u gave...but again ...the website is down...may be they r uploading the result....so we can expect the results i guess.....

Guys,
Please do not create confusion.
The site is working fine.

Resurgent just anticipated the link of the upcoming result.

@resurgent... dude please avoid speculation.
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pradjumna Says
Hey Mr Resurgent.....iam unable to open the link u gave...but again ...the website is down...may be they r uploading the result....so we can expect the results i guess.....


I just gave the probable link for 10-12 batch.. the link which I posted is for 08-10 batch and we cannot open that....
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http://www.spjimr.org/pgdm/selected_list0810.asp
so we can expect our batch list to be _list1012.asp :):)


Hey Mr Resurgent.....iam unable to open the link u gave...but again ...the website is down...may be they r uploading the result....so we can expect the results i guess.....
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http://www.spjimr.org/pgdm/selected_list0810.asp
so we can expect our batch list to be _list1012.asp :):)
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SPJIMR Mumbai (spjimr_mumbai) on Twitter

follow spjimr on twitter... atleast fr next 5 days .... :):)
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