[OFFICIAL 2013-2015] SPJIMR Group Interview Experiences

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Kindly share your Group Interview experiences here. This thread caters to the experiences faced by applicants during Group Interviews 1 and 2 of SPJIMR Admissions Process for PGDM 2013-2015. The general process is as follows 1) Regi...
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Puys from Delhi please share your experiences ASAP !!

IIML PGPSM 2015-17
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I had a decent group interview in both the rounds. Also converted my call. The key is to be crystal clear in the specialization you are applying to ??? Also know what is happening in that stream at present... Lets say you are applying to IT and you dont know what cloud computing is then you are in a mess..... If you have work ex know your work a lot.... As in where you fit in your job and what vaue you add to the organiation...

When asked about job avoid jargons....


N.B
Calls 2013-15 Spjimr,IIFT,IIM I,K,B,S
Converts 2013-15 Spjimr,IIFT,IIM I,K,S

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rameshrox123
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How did you convert when r the results going to be out

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abhinavgrg
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he gave last year.. see 2013-15 and IIMI batch

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Will doing Sales on calls(no field work)under target be a relevant work experience? I want to do MBA in Marketing. Please help .:)

Mht CET 99.70%iler
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Will doing Sales on calls(no field work)under target be a relevant work experience? I want to do MBA in Marketing. Please help .:)

Mht CET 99.70%iler
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Venue: Mumbai
Date: 17th Feb 2013

CAT:97.37 percentile
10th: 90.33% (AP board)
12th: 93.60% (AP board)
b.tech: 73.70 (civil engg.)

psychometric test:
10 mins....some 30 MCQs....abt u and how u behave in various situations. And we were asked to give explanations to 6 of these 30 questions.

GI-1:
6 people were called into the room -- 3 finance(including me), 2 operations, 1 IM { no girls..phew!!
Panel consisted of 3 members

It started with we being asked to introduce ourselves..we were given a time of 60 seconds to do that.(some people prolonged their intro part though).

I was the 1st person to be asked the question ( I guess I caught their attention while introducing myself ): Why MBA? I gave my well prepared answer. they seem to have been satisfied.
After me, others were also asked the same question. And the subsequent questions were based on the answers we gave to "Why MBA" question. This itself went on for 15-20 minutes

Now we were asked about our reading habits. Every1 of us said that he/she reads newspapers. And then the finance guyz were asked to name the twin deficits India is grappling with these days. I told 1.current account deficit and when I was cut there and the other fin guy was asked to tell the other one. unfortunately, he told oil deficit(which wasn't correct)....

thats all...they asked us to leave and wait till the results were out....

verdict : 4 out of 6 were selected for Gi-2 and i was the only fin guy selected. the remaining 2 couldn't make it

in 15 mins, Gi-2 started
Gi-2 :
this time it is a group of 5. (only 1 person from the previous group was in this)..
2 fin people(me + 1 CA girl....I was scared of her)
1 ops guy(the one from previous Gi)
2 other girls(don't rem their specializations)....3 girls + 2 boys(including me)
Panel consisted of 2 members

This Gi also started with we being asked to introduce ourselves. As a part of introductions, we were asked to tell them our achievements, strengths etc. every1 of us were given 90 seconds to do this. some people didn't stick to the time limit and they weren't cut...

now started the interesting part:

1. One person was asked abt the difference between MBA & PGDM. he couldn't answer the question...he was given some time to think abt that. I knew the answer to the question and volunteered to answer. I wasn't let to.

2. now, each 1 of us were asked a unique question. eg: what kind of spouse do u want?, wat is the worst phase of ur life which u wouldn't want even ur enemy to go thru?, wat is it that u don't like in ur boss?, if u were the PM, tell 3 things u would change in the system etc

3. we were asked to tell the differences between various types of packaged water. ( and all these days, i thought they were the same... )

4. Y spjimr?

5. we were asked to tell them some facts abt one of them. it was stressed that the fact should neither be a praise nor an abuse. people started talking abt his cell phone, its cover, the no. of times he drank water during the interview, color of his spectacles' frame, color of the pen he is using etc.

we were told that the interview ended and we were asked if we had any questions for them. people asked abt the subjects they teach, their names etc.

All in all, I would say that Gi exp was pretty smooth and well coordinated by Adcomm people. But I really didn't understand how they would get to any conclusion abt us from the answers we told in Gi-2. I felt Gi-2 was a bit random. few of my frnds also felt the same.

Verdict : got thru.....PGDM finance 2013-15!!


some pointers for next year candidates:

1. reg the psychometric test, don't think too much(the limited time will not let u). mark wat u think is apt. i don't there is any correct/wrong answer in this test.

2. Gi-1 was about how clear we r abt 2 questions: (a)Y MBA? (b)Y our specialization?

3. Gi-2 was supposedly abt our values etc...( but i wasn't any question related to this )

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Kokaine
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dude can write a brief answer here to the questions why MBA nd why Fin?

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Kokaine
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not to copy it or anything.. just that I want to know how you should answer these questions..

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@kiterunner were there any buffer calls sir?
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@sathe around 50 including increase in the number of seats
The pain of discipline is nothing compared to the pain of disappointment|| UDT'12
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How much did the waitlist for Operations move last year?

IIM Bangalore, PGP 2013-15
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Hi All,I've created a document for this year's converts and waitlisters, I understand the waitlist is not out yet, but you can enter the details after they are announced
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnkuzEjI4LIudDVWazhWLUg4RFlia3lTb0VSZEtSSFE#gid=0

The above sheet is divided into each specialisation so please enter only in your spec
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CAT 2012 - 93.24%ile Calls: IMT-G, IIM-S, SPJIMR, IIT-M and IFMR Converts: SPJIMR, IMT-G, IIM-S. Reject: IIT-M. Did not attend: IFMR
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