Cat 97.3 X - 9.2/10 XII - 92% BBA - 3.61/4 fresher
GOOD WAT/GD and a very chilled PI. I'm confused about the PI. it was very relaxed so it could go either ways.
Chance to convert?
What is the conversion ration in MDI?! And usually how many waiting lists come out??
19th March 9 AM, Gurgaon
Was just wondering... how much is the 60% weightage given to CAT score going to have a say in the final result. Has MDI gone back to the days when 99+ percentile meant a sure shot convert? What was the criteria in the previous years?
Can someone please tell me when are the results and the probable dates of waitlists, according to the trend last year?
28th March, MDI
CAT OA Score: 97.11
Section 1: 86.55
Section 2: 98.88
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age: 78.3
Work-Ex (number of months): none
Any other special thing about you: i am from VARANASI. which was the essence of my PI.
Slot: 1:00 pm
Panel No: 1
Topic and other relevant details: summarize the proceedings of GD. (wrote it as a narrative)
Topic: Democracy is hampering progress
Number of People present:11
Other Salient Details: started out smooth but very soon it was a fish market. i had a sore throat...
(tears). but pitched in twice or thrice. the panelists warned us once & we restarted but nevertheless turned a fish market yet again. they stopped us before we could conclude.
Panel Members Intro: two ladies. really smart & welcoming.
1. are you named after the famous actress?? told about the goddess Lakshmi connection.
2. wat do you know about goddess lakhsmi? brief intro
3. wats the 'vahan' of goddess lakhsmi? couldn't tell. they commented i didn't know abt the goddess. i turned it around somehow.
next they came to VARANASI had a 10 minutes intense discussion on the political scenario of the city. MODI, AAP & rest. good discussion. & say they said. they wished me luck. i was the last candidate for the last day of the interview. that's something...
Your Expectations : the PI was really good. because ppl before me didnt really have great PIs but GD was a fish market. so fingers crossed. also met a lot of 99.xx so you never know...
CAT OA Score: 99.52
Undergrad: BTech; 6.1/10
Work-Ex (number of months): 38
Sector : IT
Any other special thing about you: One of the youngest Team-Lead. CFA L1 passed.
Slot: 1 PM
Panel No: 4
GD Topic: Do violent video games make children violent in real life?
Number of People present: 11
Time: 15 min
Other Salient Details: There were some good speakers but surprisingly, no one gave any points against the topic. So, I brought in a few. Were stopped once when the chaos was getting out of hand; dunno how that would affect the points.
Panel Members Intro: The coolest panel ever. Ma'am (F1) was asking to-the-point qustions. Sir(M1) was trying to unsettle. They asked everyone about their GD.
F1: Don't you think the current economic situation of our country is really bad? Why not?
F1: In the GD you were the only one who talked a bit in favor of video games.:D 😁 .
M1: But you should have pushed your point a bit further. Though I would disagree with you
- (discussion ensued with me defending some violent games as stress-busters).
M1: Today, Modi called Kejri a Pak agent. What do you make of it? Kejri also makes such comments. Who should we believe. (I ended the discussion with saying 'choose the lesser of two evils', at which M1 laughed loudly; dunno why??).
F1: So, shouldn't the country be run by Econoimists and not by politicians.
F1: You say no, then neither should MBAs run anything..... But aren't they the same as Economists??
M1: Why didn't you wear a tie? Doesn't it make you less formal? Doesn't it give othersx an advantage? -
(good-natured hilarious discussion for few mins)
M1: Ok, Why are you going for MBA? Why wouldn't yoiu go for PGPIM?
F1: Who does Haryana provide electricity to? ( HIT gold here somehow and said AP
F1: So, I think we are done, you wanna ask something? -
(I thought and told them i read about power and water problems in gurgaon.. another 3-4 mins of discussion 😁 ).
M1: Ok, then all the best. make sure you wear a tie next time, if there is a next time.
Your Expectations : Seem fairly positive to me. Also got lucky by getting this panel. panel No.5 were ruthless.
CAT OA Score: 98.56 %ile
X: 94.16 %
XII: 89.5 % (Commerce)
B.Com: 87 %
CA: 58% (First Attempt)
Work-Ex (number of months): 16
Any other special thing about you: None
Slot: 25 March 1:00 PM
Panel No: 3
Topic and other relevant details: To write proceedings of the GD
Topic: Violent video-games are affecting the children and adolescents?
Number of People present: 10
Time: 2.00 PM
Other Salient Details:
GD went off abruptly with not such a great start and the person fumbling (starting first is not always the best idea unless u're confident). Kept quiet for the first minute but then by the end I ended up chipping in about 5-6 times. Overall, there was a consensus and was a really good GD. There were moments where the GD could've turned into a fish market, but everyone gave others chances and were willing to give in, so that the GD was good.
Panel Members Intro: Old Guy – Salman Rushdie look-alike (SR), Young Guy (YG)
SR – You're a CA, u've cleared CFA Level 2, have a good job and a good package, WHY do want to complicate your life?
Me – You always want to keep improving yourself and I feel that time has come to take that next step forward (SR seemed convinced)
SR – Tell me about your family? Your father seems to have too much money to spend on education?
Me – Sir, my father works as a VP (Sales) in GCPL and has enough money to allow his 23 year old son to pursue an MBA course. (Then the twister – Told him that my Bro just graduated out of IIM C)
YG – Is there a competition between the both of you?
Me – Absolutely not. He is an engineer and got into IIM C at the third shot. So we are nowhere comparing each other. Over that, he was my CAT mentor. He would be proud of me getting at the Institutes of my choice.
SR – U've mentioned dancing as your hobby. Tell me something about that?
Me – Sir, I was with Shaimak's for about 5 years and have done more than 100 stage shows and have also danced in Bollywood movie (ended up showing pics of SRK, Ash etc.) (By then SR was very interested in seeing those – Luckily I did carry the pics)
SR – U've also mentioned Football as an hobby. Who is your favourite footballer?
Me – All time favourite was Ruud van Nisterooy and currently Lionel Messi
SR – The days of Van Nistelrooy's & Henry's will never come back in the Premier League era. (I'm dumbfounded by this – Never expected him to know this)
SR – What is the difference between NPV & IRR?
Me – Explained
SR – Thank God that you know this otherwise your chances would have blown away without any other consideration. Expect you to know the basics.
SR – Write down the formula of DuPont Analysis
Me – Sir, ROA or ROE
SR – ROE, don't try to look for the easy way out
Me – Wrote down in the piece of paper he gave me.
SR – If you were an ant and had to go from one corner to the roof of the other corner, what would the shortest distance be?
Me – Tried and gave an answer but he wasn't convinced.
SR – CAT gives you one chance, I'm giving you two – Try again
Me – Sir, I can give it a try but I think I'll be wasting some of your time on this
SR – OK.. So I think we are done.. U may call XYZ chap while going out..
Your Expectations: Overall was a great interview..I wish I could've answered the last question but nevertheless. Personally, YG was just a mere spectator and SR was pretty much convinced by the responses I felt.
Hope this helps..