Name : Neha Gulati
Cat percentile : 99.41 (OA) 99.31 (VA) 97.3 (QA)
10th : 87.2
Grad : B.Com (hons) 2011 - 77
Work - ex : 12 months
Extra-curr : Decent
Date and Venue : 18th march 2013 Delhi
Wat Topic : Corruption in sports committees and government interference is degrading the quality of sports in India. Elaborate and provide remedies.
Preparation : 2/5
Performance : 3.5/5
Panel : Alumni resembling Richard gere (R)... Bong Prof (B)..... Prof resembling Lalu prasad yadav (L)
Me : Good Afternoon
B : Have a seat... good afternoon.
R and L : no response
Me: Good afteroon all 😛
R and L : good afternoon neha 😁
B : So u must be waiting for very long and preparing on questions which we are asking other candidates. (I was the 10th person in my panel )
Me : Yes Sir..... long enough to go and have vadas at the cafeteria... And i did not actually prepare for anything question except "Tell me about yourself".... (smile)
L : Not interested R : going through my file
B : but tell me wat are people's reactions after d interview and wat r v asking majorly from everyone.
Me: reactions have been mixed and ppl were usually dreading questions on maths and current affairs.
B: So is it okey to ask maths questions in an intervew? Reason ur answer
Me : Yes as one can check a person's logical ability and hence his decision making skills.
L : So r are saying ppl who cannot solve maths questions cannot be gud decision makers.
Me : No that is not wat i meant. A detailed heated discussion .... everyone convinced at the end.
R: So u said that u have prepared about tell me urself question. So I can ask u any question about urself.
Me : Yes Sir
R : Stressed on "any" n number of times and then says even ur deep down secrets....
Me : (Wat........ is dis sum roadies interiew going on) Sir u can as i dont really have any grey areas to hide but I dont think dat wud help u in any way to judge my suitability for ur b-skul.
R : Who r u to decide???
Me : (Wat...T F ) Smiled
R : Sittin on this chair does not give me the right to ask u any question but yes I can ask any question from ur profile... understood...!!! So can I say u dont think before u speak??
Me. : 😲 Dat is exactly wat I meant sir wen I said....
R : So can I say u r not articulate enough?
Me : I am . But as u Know a person cannot be perfect all the time 😁 So I could have articulated my sentence better here.
Me : Smiling
Everyone : Blue
L : So wat is ur percentile? told
: Wat all calls do u have? told
: Why not A and B? Sir grad marks
B : what would ur percentile be in ur university? 99+
: How can u say so ? I think u are over rating urself ?
Me: A whole discussion with me cookin up a story how der are 50 odd colleges offerin my course number of ppl getting 70+ as I had gone through the data with my frnd wen we did not get a A call....(LOL)
B : So tell me wat is a median ? told
: Is der any link between median and percentile ? told
: With ur score in which quartile wil it fall ? told
R : So u have very scattered work-ex ? Why ? ( I have worked in a bank/ Big 4/ sold insurances/counselled students)
Me : sir sellin insurances and student consulting were during college days for my pocket money and it was part -tym... Met with an accident while I was workin in the bank was no bed rest for 2 months den got a better opp so joined PwC.
R : Give me ur brief for the insurance?
Me : gave
B : So have u heard about returns on asset?
Me : explained
B : which is better 10% asset or 7% asset?
Me : cannot say only on the basis of return other things needs to be considered... blah blah
B : Give a live example
Me : compared copyrights with printing machine both being assets.
B : so wat is npv ? told
: another method similiar to npv ? told
: which is better and why ? told
: why is npv = 0 when we calculate irr? told
out of the blue.... L : what is verma committee?
Me : started thinking about committees formed for financial purposes... sir dont know
all : wat u dont know verma commitee ? No Sir can't recall... 😞
IF we tell u will be like omg.... Me : Smiled shamefully
L : 16th December
Me : Yes sir and den told
R : we are done.
Me : got up .... thank u 😃
B : Wait...... Have u gone through our website???
Me : Yes
B: Wat is cems?
Me : Told
OK Thank u Neha...
Thank u 😃
Preparation - 3/5
Performance - 3.5/5
Time : 35-40 mins
Verdict : Converted 😁 😛 😁
Name: Anuj Sood
cat percentile (OA):99.86
10th and 12th Marks: 89.8 & 84.2
Work Ex : 20 months
Extra-curricular/Co-curricular: a few
Anything special : none whatsoever 😛
Date of Interview: 20 march
Location of interview: Delhi
WAT - topicWAT experience : state of wildlife conservation in india and the steps you will take to protect wildlife (something like that)
your view of your preparation(0-5): 2
No. of people in the interview panel: 2 guys -> 1 soft spoken middle aged guy(P1)
1 Strict guy (P2)
Questions in PI:
P1 -> (was going thru my form) u didn't write your grad specialization in the form. Why ?
Me -> ummmm...i missed it. He gave a stern look and asked me to fill it.
P1-> Asked about what i do at work ?
P1-> asked about the Rand() function in C language and asked how does it produces a random number. There needs to be some formula ?
Me -> (good question..never thought of it). i told him that i don't know exactly how it works but said if i were to design a random function then i would blah blah... spoke for around 5 mins continuously not even knowing what i was speaking 😛 but spoke confidently and that was the best part of the interview...when i finished they were spell bound 😛
P1-> asked a maths question. if there is a student who got a 2nd rank in one subject and 4th in another, what can be his best and worst overall rank given both the subjects are weighted equally?
Me-> No paper, no pen and they were staring continuously at me for an answer. I asked for 2 minutes to think and then gave the right answers 😃
P2->You want drive innovation in this country(wrote it in the form) ? HOW ?
Me -> gyaan blah blah...
P2-> not convinced. gave me examples of innovators with no MBA
Me- > more gyaan....more blah blah...
P2-> never looked convinced
Me-> 😞 that was the worst part of the PI
P1 & P2--> thank you & all the best
Me -> thank you saars....sprinted out of the room 😁
Duration of PI: 15-20 minutes
your view of your preparation(0-5): 3
and performance(0-5). : 3
Verdict : Converted 😃 😃
March 11, 2013 8 am slot
Three professors - middle-age male professor (p1),middle-age female professor (p2) and old male professor (p3)
P2: have some biscuits
Me: thank you mam, I just had them.
P1: abe le le yar. It's ok. Interview has not started yet.
Me: thank you sir. I just had a healthy breakfast (smilesall around)
P2: ok then, tell us something about yourself.
Me: mam, myself…works in …had done engg from ….. in my freetime, I like to read/watch about fighter aircrafts, try to follow air shows if possible,cricket, follow Indian politics on a limited level and Hindu mythology, inwritten or visual form.
P2: how long did battle of kurukshetra take place?
Me: mam, I assume, you mean Mahabharat.
Me: 18 days mam, and 19th day, Ashwathama led a proxywar and killed sons of Pandavas.
P1: ok, you said, politics at limited level…care to explain?
ME: yes sir, India is a vast country with each state havingits own share of politics. Its hard to follow everything.
P1: what do you follow?
Me: Narendra modi, Rahul Gandhi, UP politics, Nitish Kumar,Chattisgarh Raman Singh for Public Distribution system, a bit of Telangana andobviously Haryana, sir .
P1: explain to me this PDS. I don't know a thing about it.
Me: explained how Raman Singh kicked private vendors out,stopped leakage of grains as well as money. Divided needy people into groups. Used bar-codes. Set prices. Gave control to panchayats etc.
P3: been to Raipur?
Me: no sir.
P3: there are many houses, which have BPL family writtenoutside their house. Is it correct?
Me: yes sir. It helps kicking people who are taking benefitsillegally through social pressures, thus more making way to needy. Though, itmay hurt the pride of poor initially, they must understand that food comesfirst.
P1: #somethingabout pride vs food etc#
Me: tried to explain.
P1: ok, tell me. Why isn't Nano successful.
Me: in my personal opinion, people generally prefer to buy asecond hand alto instead of nano. They feel it hurts their pride. They even gowith a 1.5 lakh bike but wouldn't buy Nano
P1: but you just said, pride is not important.
Me: tried to explain on how poor shouldn't concentrate uponpride . a hungary family wont add to their pride, while person planning on nanohas around 1-1.5 lakhs in his kitty. He can afford to choose
P1: #not ready to let go, more discussion#
Me: I think, I explained well on similar lines.
P3: do you think, drugs should be banned in college campuses?
Me: yes sir.
P3: but, it's a constitutional right.
Me: I agree sir, but in a campus, people consuming drugsalmost necessarily end up missing lectures and doing poorly in exams. Finallyget an average placement and curse college and get depressed etc. Talked a lot about depression.
P3: you know why I asked that. That athlete from Haryana-punjab. You know?
Me: I know sir. You are talking about Vijendra singh. But, Ithought you are stressing on Rahul Gandhi's statement that 70% youth in Punjabis drug addict.
P1: we have 8 people to interview. What is your probabilityof getting selected?
Me: 25 % (shit.. yes, I said that)
P1,P2: 😲 😲
Me: I meant in my category sir. ( bal bal bache 😛 )
P2: relation between hectare and acre.
Me: didn't remember acre correctly L #p3 disliked this and askedme to say no, if I don't know#
P1: you seem to have an awkward interest in dog-fights. How?I mean seriously, how?
Me: sir, dog-fights between fighter aircrafts sir.
P1: is it? #P3explained to him that fights between fighter jets is dog-fight#
P1: ok, but why fighter jets?
Me: (told.. p3,p1 felt happy)
P1: did you try for air-force?
Me: #told,he seemed convinced#
P2: why did you leave your first job in 3 months?
Me: #somefunda, about how first company asked to shift to Hyderabad, I wanted to stay inBangalore with a part of family#
P2: your CGPA follows a sinusoidal curve. Bad in 1styear, ok in 2nd year, worst in 3rd year and great in 4thyear.
Me: #fundae, gyan# ( seemed to be a weak argument, butP3 came to my rescue and told others that Computer Science in Pilani is reallytough.)
P1: Name 3 fighter aircrafts manufacturing companies.
Me: (my strong point, told around 12 companies with fighterjets from each one of them 😛 😃 )
P3: you may stop #laughed very hard#
P3-me: #lotof discussion about Khap Panchahyat, is it needed, is it rogue, you want it,you want to abolish etc# told him one particular horrific incident, I find wrong (not honor killing) and why they'llexist despite judiciary and press's efforts.
P2: 1 bat and 1 ball cost rs. 110. Bat costs 100 more thanball. Tell individual prices in 2 seconds.
Me: #told,but was confused about why this? I was expecting calculus, matrices, vectorsand what not..Everyone giggled looking at my face#
P1: 1 bat and 1 ball cost rs. 125. Bat costs 115 more thanball. Tell individual prices in 2 seconds.
Me: #stillconfused, have I fared so poorly in my interview that they are asking this 😞 #
P2: which all calls you have?
P2: which one will you choose?
Me: Calcutta #fundae#
P3: anything you want to ask?
Me: asked a bit about MIS department in IIM C
P1,P2,P3: thank you
Me: thank you.
I came out of the room, my heart was still beating like crazy. sort of happy that it was all over. It's just that something inside me told me that I can have hope to get to wait-list at least.
Verdict : Selected \m/ \m/ 🍻
congrats to ppl who got selected please post your gd and pi experience on this thread...the thread is almost dead...
How many seats are there in PGDCM ?
I need help.
My profile looks like this:10th- 89.2
Currently pursuing B.Tech+MBA(integrated 5 year course) from NMIMS, MUMBAI
Do I stand a chance of getting a call from BLACKI?
Does having a PG already gives me edge over others?
THANKS IN ADVANCE
Converted IIMC PGDCM, WL-24 in PGDM. Also converted IIMA.
Now I am really confused what to join . 😠😠
Converted both PGDM and PGDCM............. Calcutta here I come. 🍻
After a terrible C interview and rejection from B, thought IIM dreams were over, but no ..... I'm in HELL YEAH !!
Any idea where international candidates can check results ... or is it only by mail?