[2009-2011]IIM Shillong GD/PI Experiences

IIM Shillong interviews are kicking off tomm thats 6th March! All the best to everyone and please post your interviews. Please try to conform with the format given below so we can all have idea why a particular question has been asked to you …

IIM Shillong interviews are kicking off tomm thats 6th March!

All the best to everyone and please post your interviews. Please try to conform with the format given below so we can all have idea why a particular question has been asked to you

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Hi Puys,

Waiting for any interview updates.

Thanks

Huh...I will write down my emotional atyachaar
X -- 90.**
XII -- 78.**
Grad -- 9.05 (Silver Medalist) NIT Silchar 2006 passout ..Electrical Engg

Work Ex -- 2.5 years SAP consualtant technical

CAT -- MAths -- 98.72
DI -- 98.66
VA -- 87.** lol
OA -- 98.66

Anything special about u --- have visted 2 european countries as project assignment .. U will see how this added to my pains

Venue -- IISWBM Kolkata (second session in the afernoon)
There were 3 panels of 3 profs each. I was in the first panel and we were a batch of 8 people..

GD --- A case study.

Mr Chandu is a sort of commerce secretary and India's representative in WTO negotiaions..He has to side with either the European powers who are ready to cut down subsidies but oppose the use of genetically modified crops..or cairns gropu who try to use geneticaly modified crops...There were some other domestic political issues to be taken care of also..

On the whole was very complicated for ppl wih a non economic or trade background...Our batch was decently informed though..ALmost all of us spoke well and I chipped in 4 to 5 times...Some of my bbatchmats said afterwards that I spoke well..I was happy..
We were also asked to write down the summary at the end..

That ends the happy part..Now the eemotional atyachaar...le li yaar meri unhone...

I was the 6 bakra to be called in...

PI -- Come in Srinibas
I wish them..They wish back and pleasentries exchanged..
P1 .. Hey see this fellow works in *** (big MNC)
P1 P2 and P3 share a joke and chuckle..
P1..So yaar introduce urself
Me -- bla bla
P1 -- Cut short ..WHy such a dip in marks for 12
Me -- (Not again after B experience)..Made the mistake of telling the
ruh..How I was ill and maths was the first papers and I did not remeber formulas.. had to derive and lots of time lost so could not score much..

P1 -- So how good are u in maths now
Me -- I am decent sir
P1 -- why dont we test u..before that tell me what do u do..
Me -- I said I am into SAP..explained my work
P2 -- Any 12 standard guy can do hat with 6 months of training
Me -- huh...Itna assan nahi hai sir...u need to have certain skills and
requisite experience...
P2 -- Ya u r right..I always though u ppl are some kind of arcane species
Me -- main to pehle se hi bol raha tha sir
P2 -- So what all calsl do u have
Me -- B, L
P1 -- We know U wont join us..lets say u convert both B and L..whats the
probablity..U must need some data and assumptions
Me -- answered said that lets say we have 400 calls for B..So me being
selected will be 1/400 assuming that every event is independent
of each other
P1 -- independent huh..ok tell me if a die with 400 faces is rolled whats
the probablity of geing 1.
Me -- Assuming he die is unbiased
P1 -- thats what ...they are not independent events but there is an equal
liklyhood of each event
Me -- (chalo koi gal nahi)
P2 -- how to convert a moto to generator
Me -- (I had a doubt about he working of a DC motor in a particular
condition from College days..pata nahi woh doubt dimaag main tab
aane lag gaya..and I forgot his question and stated answering my
own doubdt in my mind..)I came bak to my senses and answered
.The question was easy and had I not lost concentartion I would
have blasted it..
P1 -- what is difference between AC and DC motor
Me -- answered
P1 -- What is star annd delta conections
Me -- answered
Now all hell breaks loose
P2 -- Plots a graph like greatest integer function Y = and asks what is
this
Me -- ha haha sir Y = ..
P2 -- No ... Hve I calibrated the points in the X axis where the values of
Y is constant like we do for ..
Me -- No sir ..Is it Y= k..
P2 -- No..why do all of your generation remeber things and dont think
Me -- gives a stupid look and then tries to do something..ends up nowher
P2 -- Leave it...(Please let me know if anyone knows this answer yaar)
P1 -- U pay income tax.. so do u know how to calulate it
Me -- Oops sorry sir...
P1 -- so u let a CA do it for u and u never even felt a urge to learn it
Me -- Sorry sir I should have known but I dont
P1 -- How much can u save
Me -- answered
P1 -- any other way
Me -- sorry sir
P1 -- with a look ..who hasd brouught this idiot inside
Me -- ( Why are all IIM professors so all knowing )
P1 -- Ok what is the instaleld capaciy in India
Me -- told
P1 -- percenatge of different types
Me -- told
P1 -- WHat is the per unit cost of generation of a nuclear
power
Me -- Sorry sir
P1 -- So u have been to two countries..WHat all do u need to go to
Jakarta
Me -- VIsa, passport, travel insurance, tickets etc
P1 -- what else
P2 -- U will need that in case you go anywhere far east
Me -- sorry sir
P1 -- U should know
Me -- (AB yaar how do i know east main jaane ke liye kya chhaiye..I w
went to Europe)
P1 -- Do u know hat IIT and IIMs come under some ministry
Me -- answered
P1 -- minister
Me -- answred
P1 -- miniser of state
Me -- lag gayi
P3 -- (he had been looking at my certificates.Decides to join the party..)
What specific help will be of the indo US treaty to North east
Me -- talked about the power sufficieny
P3 -- See mate..if u don;t know drop it
Me -- Ok ..Peace and the omnipotent 'I am sorry sir ' followed
P3 -- (Some body kiskc this fellow out)
P3 -- WHat have u read in Principles of management
Me -- I bluttered out MAslow's need heirarchy theory
P3 -- Draw it
Me -- Drew but forgot one of the needs i.e physiological..
Can u belive it the basic of them all..sighh..Said I
don't remeber
P3 -- What all facets do u want to lern in mangemnt
Me -- I said everything about business and primarily SUpply chain
mangemnt (shot myself in the foot yet again)
P1 -- SCM hahaha..tell me son did not SCM exist since times immerial
Me -- yes
P2 -- what made it into a subject of such importance now
Me -- Said about streamlining of operations and cost cutting competition
P1 -- sun bhai please dont beat arond the bush..gives me a function f (x,y)..Can we reach an optimum using only one variable
Me -- no sir
P1 -- Now relate this to his question
Me -- I ask him the question again using this time to think something..
But failed to get an answer..Finally he all powerful 'I am sorry'..
P1,P2 -- BY then they were having a gala time .. P3 was still trying to arrange somoene to kick me out
Me -- I was prespiring like hell in that AC room
P3 -- Do u have any hobbies..
Me -- yeah I like to play soccer
P2 -- SOccer whos he fav player
Me -- Basian Schweinsteiger
P2 -- team and position
Me -- Germany and Bayern Munich, central midfield sometimes in the wing
P2 -- batern were beaten in FA cup
Me -- No sir in the UEFA cup not FA cup
P2 -- sorry teah UEFA cup
Me -- By zenit st petersberg by a huge margin..gave them margin of defeat..Added they have changed coach from Hitzfeld to Klinsimann
P2 -- Oh have they
Me -- yes and I think they will do well in Europe his time
P2 -- Do u know any mathematicians of 20 century from India
Me -- yeh kahan se aa gaya yaar....I said Brahmagupta..hehehe
P2 -- beta 20 century
Me -- ooh sorry sir ,,I think he is S C Bose
P2 -- is he a mathematician
Me -- he is sir -- we have bose einstein ststistics
P2 -- he is a physicist..I am talking of a real genius although bose was
one as well
Me -- Sorry sir
P2 -- Ramanujan
Me -- Oh I thought he belonged ot late 1800s (I was partly right..he weas born in lae 1800s only)
P2 -- You think a lot don' u..
Me ..sheepish grin..By then I was a massacre..
P2 -- do u know of any specific contribution by him
Me -- Said something abou ramanujan number
P2 -- Why are u talking about his work...
Me -- (work ka matlab aur kya hota hai yaarr..)Again the eternal omnipotent weapon to the fore
P2 -- Do u know about a book written on him
Me -- (I promised myself I will read about Ramanujan and read even
those things he had in his mind which were not published)....Again
the weapon
P1 -- why had u dropped a year after 12
Me -- IIT preparation etc...
P1,P2,P3 .. U may leave

I draged myself out of the hall..Cursed my luck and illness after 12 and greatest integer function and its inventor and The auhor of ramanujan;s book for not publishing it after the interviews and my Bose for calling himslef a physicist....lol....

Later addition --- Yaar ramanujan's first name was Srinivas...AB yaar do I need to know about every person wih my name ...Now I am even cursing my name

My analysis....A BIG REJECT....Still ur comments will be greatly appreciated..

Please send in ur feedback

Acads:
X 88.2%
XII 92.2%
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age 9.41 out of 10 ( NIT Rourkela, Final Year,
Electronics and Instru)

Work-Ex: NIL
NIL/Sector - Number of Years 0

CAT %ile: 93 (screwed)



8th March 2009
14:00 hrs
IISWBM, Kolkata

Case Study: 5 min to read, 15 min to discuss and 5 min to write a
summary on the last page of interview form.
Topic: Related to agrarian issue related to allocation of subsidy and
technology outsourcing
Nature of Case study: Descriptive, Almost all points were given.
Response from group: Almost all spoke, but got saturated after 10 - 12
mins. I chipped in with 2 -3 points. Everybody felt that, topic has
nothing to discuss. Very boring GD. Cant judge myself
either...

PI (30 - 35 min)

Before I forget the sequence of questions, lets pen down the
interview: . I was the first one
to be interviewed in my panel.

Panel:
P1: A prof from IIM A
P2: A prof from IIM S
P3: A prof from IIM A
Me: A Poor Chap

() --my thoughts

P3: Have a seat Mr Jog.
Me: Thanks!!! (Oh God, A small fly around ....disturbing...yeh kaha se
aa gayi in such a cozy AC room)

P1: So Adwait, Why you want to join IIM Shillong?
Me: Typical prepared answer...will give wider perspective and will
give broader leeway to use my technical expertise as well. ( Fly is on
my face now , now have to use my hand .. 😞 ..
Some more gyan on Why only Shillong...

P3: Adwait ..you are doing engg from NIT hmm..which branch?
Me: Electronics Sir ( I decided not to use Electronics and
Instrumentation..don't want to get screwed on instru )

P3: Ok...only electronics? is it ECE or Electronics and Instrumentation
Me: Gone :(....Its instrumentation

P3: So what else you know apart from instrumentation
Me ..gr8..Sir I like DSP.

P3: DSP hmm...what else you can think of which DSP is an acronym
Me: (Please..I dont want to go in police reforms and names of
commissioner..ask me on DSP (digital signal processing or
politics).......Sir I can think of BSP rite now :)

P3: No I asked DSP...
Me: I am not sure

P3: So you like Digital Signal processing only ( Smiling)
Me :)..yes sort of..

P3: Asked many questions on DSP..drew a random curve and asked me to
represent it it many forms..
Me: I cogently explained with fourier transforms....he tried to stress
me out..but couldnt :)

Now P1 in charge

P1: Why you want to study in Shillong? dont no abouts ulfas and other
nuisance out dere..
Me: Terroism is prevailing all over the world these days....i have to
make my career so i cant just sit in home ..some more gyan

P1: Why you think Naxalities are creating nuisance.. (Asked very seriously)
Me: Acted a bit ..waited for 3 - 4 sec ..and answered....it is mainly
due to unemployement. They are active in under developed and backward
states..like orissa and jharkand, bihar n all..Some people get
opportunity and they move to big cities(like mumbai) ..some stay back
and create nuisance

P1: They are also active in Vidharba, Maharastrra?.. Wats d reason den
Me: Vidharaba is also backward compared to Mumbai..

P1: Do you read newspapers ?
Me: Yes (Have to)

P1: Which one?
Me: Economic times and TOI

P1: Editor of TOI and Economic times?
Me: told

P1: Publishing house?
Me : told

P1: What you think about this finanicial crisis?..What has really happened?
Me: More gyan..:)..(yahi to padh rahe the itne dino se)

P3: took my certificate file...(Intern ke baare mai mat poochna
jada..dont want to go this interview technical and land up with
questions -ve to MBA)

P1: When it will end?
Me: Again more gyan..it all belief of investors and it is a viscious
cycle..investors are not willing to invest and dey banks are not
willing to lend money to them..some body has to break this
cycle..(didnt give exact ending time of this crisis..kisiko bhi nahi
malum??? u no?)

P1: Ok..what are your extra circulars?
Me: Technical presentations..cricket,...chess...(Mat poochna kuch bhai inpar)

P1: So you think you are good at presentation skills?? ( A smile.)
Me: I am decent enough (gave a modest answer)


P1: Ok stand up now, and give 2 min presentation on ..why this crisis
has biggest hit on US..and not much in India )/
Me: (Ufff...bus yahi baki reh gaya tha )....Stood up..gave
lecture....kafi padha tha isspar..sab nikla..I stopped when profs
somewhat looking bored :)

P1: Ok..So who is the leader of Nepal?
Me: Some moaist leader

P1: Who?? Name
Me.: Not sure (....How come I didnt know this :()

P3: Whats the rule there?..president? King? Primeminister..(P3 Kyon aa
gaya phir se :()...P2 kitna acha hai..abhi tak kuch nahi bola :)_

Me: Thought of saying PM..but told not sure..

P3: OK ( I messed up politics part :()

P1: (Again...aayie aap phir se)...Who is the CM of WB? (Checking my
politics knowledge huh )
Me: Budha deb Bhatacharya

P1: Bangaladesh? mai kon hai?
Me: sheik hasina

P1: Ok..hmm..commerce minister of India?
Me: (1 sec pause...P1: thought nahi janta hoga)....kamal nath answered :)

P1: Good!!...( I thought he will link them..and will ask another ques)

P1:..P2 you can ask ...please..

Me: (Aao bhai aap bhi aao)

P2: So what you know abot shillong?
Me: Aur gyan..sab geography..bola (courtsey wikipedia)

P2: What is a feedback loop?
Me: This is an eternal question ..every body knows..gave answer with
applications of OpAMP and LMS :)..error reduce and gain and bandwidth
reduction n all)....aur gyan

P2: Nice credentials..
Me: Thanks!!

P2 : to P3?..
Me: (chhod do yaaar)

P1: Ok We are done..you can leave..
Me: thanks a lot!!

AA GAYA BAHAR......

Please do send in your feedback...bye for now

This is the experience of Anjan which we got. I am posting this on his behalf

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Well this perhaps I would rate as my one of the toughest interview though I was not grilled but perhaps they tried to cover all possible topics in one go.looks like had they been given time , they were ready to fire for another one hour.


X 85 %
XII 73.6 %
Grad 8.13 NIT Trichy 2005 passout ..chemical Engg

Work Ex 3.5 years with BOC India Ltd ( a core technical company in Cryogenic gas manufacturing field )

Venue -- IISWBM Kolkata (Morning session)
There were 3 panels of 3 profs each. I was in the second panel and we were a batch of 7 people..

GD --- A case study.

We were told that the GD process would take a total of 20mins. 5 min to read the case. 10min to discuss and last 5 min to summarise in a written format.


Mr Chandu Singh was a cleaner in a company and had a driving experience of 15 years He has been loyal to the company and because of his courteous nature popular among people Recently he got a driving license .the officials seeing his diligence in his work decided to promote him as company MDs chauffeur.

He used to do his work meticulously but he has to sometime stretch his work as he was often called even in the wee hours to drop MD or late nights to pick him up.this actually put him under stress.One day similar such incident happened and instead of returning back to office , he returned to home.This was against companys rule as once the vehicle is taken out of the premise of the company has to be returned or informed to concerned authorities. He, due to stress thought shall return back the vehicle the very next day as he knew that other drivers used to do the same and flouted companys rules. But meanwhile he hit a girl child and a case was filed against him by the victims parents .The companys official also came to know about this and started digging out the matter. Though the court exempted him from punishment but the officials took it seriously and reported the matter to MD.

Being the MD what would be your decision.

It was a healthy discussion though started a little abruptly but back on track within one min.I added some points perhaps made 6-7 times entries then we were told to quickly summarise but unfortunately none of us could do that and the sheet was taken back.This happened with almost all the students present in all the three batches.though we re told we ll be given 5 min but in vain


I was the 5th victim to be called in...

PI Good morning. How are you feeling ?

Me greeted him and said I am perfectly alright ( well that was the blunder I did ..they decided that they ll do everything so that I take my words back L
P1 ( after he mumbled hmm..he feels perfectly alright ) tell me something about your best friend
Me I started giving fundas and told them about my friend in NIT trichy with a little background of his ( he happenend to be an instrumentation guy )
P1..so why do you say that he is your best friend ?

Me all PAKAU things our frequency matched we discussed everything under the sun and it was like more often we used to agree with each other.

P! that means you never used to fight or conflict on anything ?

Me - no sir ! we do that but not frequently

P1 during your college days did you both ever related instrumentation and chemical engineering?

Me no sir but yes after joining my company I learnt a lot in instrumenation and used to share the same with my friend.

P1 asked me about my job profile and the process and principle involved in cryogenic separation.They told me draw about the flow diagram and explain

Me explained the process and principle .meanwhile they were asking question on the various methods and functions of the technical equipments used in the process which I was able to answer.

P1 what is dew point

Me blinked twice and started looking upwards and then surrendered sorry sir I dont remember the exact definition

P2 - tell me faradays laws .. have ever heard about it..

Me- god damn it I knew the electric laws but I t was on electrochemistry..I was zapped and surrendered

P2 ok what is the most important law to you which ahs really changed your life or has an impact on life ?

Me I was wondering is there any such law on earth which changed my life. Thogh there were most of the laws which I used to forget and changed my semester marks..hmmmfI said out of frsutration yes sir Gas lwa ( that was the law I remembered )

P2- is it because you remember that

Me yes sir to a certain extent it is one of the root laws

P2 ok then let me make you familiar with certain more laws explain thermodynamic laws

Me I asked which law

P2 which law do you know or remember ?

Me luckily remembered all the laws ( my kozhikode preparation helped me J )

P2 what is entropy and how do you measure

Me explained entropy but couldnt say about measurement.

P2 there is another law e = mc2

Me yes sir conservation of energy e m I explained forgot what c stands for ( P2 gave a bloody dumbo came to an interview types looks )

Now it was time of p3

P3 you seem to have interest on cricket what is china man ?

Me I explained him the unorthodox left arm spin is called china man

P3- what is unorthodox ?

Me unusual action explained him a little with actions and examples of brad hogg and paul adams.

P3 what is doosra? Is it applicable for both type of spinners ?

Me pretty easy and explained

P3- name 5 players of new zealand

Me gave him almost 8 names

P3 who is the wicket keeper

Me - answered

P3 what is the fuss about lalit modi

Me tried to explain on IPL issues but denied

P3 explain particularly on lait modi

Me I am not able to recollect sir

P3 what other calls do you have

Me BLKS

P3 rank them

Me usual ans not decided sir

All P1 P2 P3 started laughing and said dont give all those mugged up ans consider us as your friends and let us know

Me I persisted with my ans and said I would convert all and discuss with my seniors and they perhaps found me a little adamant to accept and hence, left that issue.

P3- you are getting a handsome salry still want to do mba and land up doing a job with even 20k what is yor take

Me ususal funda but they kept on grilling about my decisions .

P3 your profile and your responsibilities

Me explained

P3 you have been to different cities which cities and how was the xperince

Me chandigarh delhi hyd trichy kolk all good and explained a littl eon culture fod lifestyles.

P3 we have something called mayurbhanj complex ( thts a small flat / building taken on rent by IIM s for some purpose ) how do you relate /

Me well I belong to the district mayurbhanj ( orissa )

P3 what is it famous for and who is the king there?

Me explained and named the present and first king..

P3- what do you want to do after mba there are not many who enjoy the previlege like you ( good salary / good schooling )

Me well I was lucky to have that perhaps I ll be role model to my town people ( Kulhaadi par pair marna kise kehte hain mujhe pata chal gaya)..

P1 p2 p3 all oh you feellike you can be a role model by what joining teach india mission ( btw I joined teach india mission ) and working forsome Ngo or joing HLL seling soaps ? what kind of role model you want to be ?

Me gave all possible fundas

P3 ( after patiently listening ) do you know something called fools paradise

Me yes sir

P3 I hope you got the context

All three you can leave now

Well looked like they were asking very basic laws and can ask you anything irrespective of no.of years of experience as many were told to draw graphs (sinx tanx cos x etc) eqn of parabola hyperbola ellipse.

Hello people,
cool of you to post your experiences out here....

just wanted to ask....
in the call letter of mine, only GD and interview is specified....did ur call letter clearly specified that your GD will be a case study(as is specified in interview letters of other inst.)!??!

plz reply soon.,.
im gonna face battle royale on 24march.

Hello people,
cool of you to post your experiences out here....

just wanted to ask....
in the call letter of mine, only GD and interview is specified....did ur call letter clearly specified that your GD will be a case study(as is specified in interview letters of other inst.)!??!

plz reply soon.,.
im gonna face battle royale on 24march.

chill dude...atleast my letter had on it only "GD" written, and we had a case study

neways, u can always have a group discussion on a case

i guess this answers ur query
Hello people,
cool of you to post your experiences out here....

just wanted to ask....
in the call letter of mine, only GD and interview is specified....did ur call letter clearly specified that your GD will be a case study(as is specified in interview letters of other inst.)!??!

plz reply soon.,.
im gonna face battle royale on 24march.

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Woh Woh Woh!!!!!That was no less than a war !!!

PROFILE:


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X-86.8%
XII-83.2%
Undergrad Major - 8.92/10 (NIT Bhopal )

Work-Ex:20 months
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Extra curricular/ Hobbies/Interests(if you have mentioned them)
I have been blogging for many years now. Had been a regular critic for many major blogs like India Uncut etc.... I am also a passionate Biker....Have good amount of extra currics like Student Council Member , President ISTE ,win at major event at IIT Mumbai etc etc..

CASE/GD : It was a case study
Topic: Mr S.Mani has been delegated a responsibility of scheduling trains on time for one zone. But he found out that due to bad tracks, and unproper maintainance of the engines, there is delay in the trains. Top management not happy with the performance and keeps forcing this issue on Mani..what should Mani do ?
Number of Ppl present- 8 ( 2 were absent )
Time:9:00 AM
Brief Snapshot of Discussion:The discussion was very good I think considering the way the discussion was held. Yes to be honest at one point almost all the points dried up and the earlier points were repeated, but again at the end the flow caught the pace and moved well.
Other Salient Details: As whether summary was asked to be written or not, Time given, and other stuff.- Yes, Summary had to be written in 5 minutes, trust me they will tell u 5 mins, but they dont give 5 minutes, they take back the papers in 3 mins or so.

PI
Prof p1, prof p2, prof p3, the bechaara me (m)

p2- Yesh Indrajoy, tell me about urself ?
m- ae lo ji!!! suno ,,ye bhi suno , ye bhi suno,,,
p3- Wats this u mentioned ?
m- Sir, this was an event at IIT Mumbai, did blah blah blah
In the meantime p1 was so engaged with my form that not even looked at me for listening the answers :new_evil:...
p2-Studying my marksheets......what all did u study in this course , Industrial Engineering and management ?
m- ae lo, lag gayi batti,,,, sir Organizational behaviour, Plant layout and all...
p3 - ahan, plant layout, ( aa bache teri watt lagaata hoon )....what are the different types of plant layout ? Dont give me names ...draw and explain?
m- okay sirji, I tried to draw 3 of them..
p3- Now explain each with where they are implemented, and I guess u missed one .
m- Sir, I can recollect these only at this moment, then told them whatever I could , to the best of my abilities.:sleepy:
p2- Are you good with economics?
m- Sir , you can ask me, I'll try to answer them
p2- What is bubble?
m- told them about the housing bubble in recession etc etc ...
p2- areh, who said that I was asking about housing bubble ?:puppydog: Now tell me me about soap bubble ...how it is formed...
m- [email protected]@@##$$$$ ( gaaliyan mat nikalwao yaar ).....tried answering them in surface tension etc etc...
p1- Wats this course in Environmental engineering ?
m- I told them that we studied soil, air , water pollution etc..
p1- Wats acid rain? How its formed?
m- tried answering again to the best of my abilities:puppydog:...( jo ki bahut kam hai )...went to pH levels, acid content etc etc.....le lo le lo....
p1- Wats the difference between environmental science, studies and engineering?
m- Sir nothing I guess...and then laughed
Thought that they will laugh too,,,,,Sorry lagta hai bad joke ho gayaa,, they just passed a smile and went on with the rampage.....
p1- U are from Bhopal ,right ?
wats the size of Bhopal ?
m- ....BOWLED OUT,,,MIDDLE STUMP!!!!!!......Sir, I remember the area under Bhopal Municipal Corporation, it was 286 square kms.....
p2- Areh Bhopal,,,,oho!! ahaa!!! areh areh!!!! tell tell about the Bhopal Gas tragedy!!!!
m- ab aaya naa mazaa :D.......told in length about the case, and wats going on with it now....this was the sole thing where I passed with flying colours I guess....
p3- Who is heading that company now ?
m-Sir that company is not operational now....:shocked:,,,so nobosy is heading it...
p3- oh ohk,,,( ye sawaal kyun pucha bhai )

p3- Tell me 5 different landmarks of Bhopal ?
m- told 5 of the most famous landmarks in Bpl....
p3- Indrajoy, U mentioned about authority and responsibility in GD ? Suppose ur wife is ill and ur father is also very ill , they are at different locations....how will u take the responsibility ?
m- First of all I hope it doesnt happen , but if it does then I have to make sure that I am there for both of them , for my father my brother in law or my sister maybe there , but for my wife I will be the 1'st person whom she would need at that time, but when she is out of danger, I'll go to my father for sure...
p3- How do u define authority ?
m- Hmm , sir I think its the use of power in good ways, else it becomes misuse of power....
p3- can somebody give authority to himself?
m- Yes Sir, One can , a moral authority can be given to oneself.
p1- What is ur job profile ?
m- ( haan abhi yaad aayi aap logo ko yeh :new_evil: ....) told told told.....
p2- ( bus kar yaar, samjh gaye tu bahut kaam karta hai )Okay Indrajoy , Thank You :)
m- Thank God Sir!!!!! Oh I Mean Thank You sir


Bus!!! I am exhausted!!!!Lets grab a chilled beer can!!!!! :)

Cheerz
TBA!!


Any other detail:-which you would like to provide

got this from Pooja J.. Its of Kolkata only.. I am posting on her behalf
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The interview was on 10th March at IISWBM, Kolkata...

Reached there around half 8...the process started at dot 9 with the attendance being taken first..soon afterwards we were called out by our respective panel prof for the GD..
Out of a total of 9 candidates in our GD group, 2 were absent...so left with 7...orginally numbered 9, I was the last member....(and how it tested my patience and stamina while waiting for PI... I guess the IIM-S PI has been the longest faced by me...a lil less than disaster too...)

Anyways the GD was a case study...n I'm sure it was repeated...bcoz i had read it somewhere in pagalguy...abt a driver named Chandu Singh...how he worked hard n honestly in company for 15 years and is now the driver for MD...and accidentally kills a gal while he was taking the car to his home after dropping MD (which is a violation of company rules...)...The court has exonerated him for the death of the gal due to lack of evidence but the internal panel of the company found him guilty of breaking company's rule n sugested his dismissal...what should the MD do...

The GD was for 15 min i guess...(see how quick I'm in trying to forget bad experiences 😁 )
Anyways we all discussed few points...nothin much innovative...I can't say I did well..bcoz I took out the point of morality of Chandu Singh which was completely rejected by the rest of the members...other than that pitched in 3-4 times with lil points here n there...fine but not the best GD I have seen...anyways no fish market (because I guess anyone of us hardly had anythin to speak on the topic after first 5 min...)
The moderators were just not stopping us...so a guy from our group (I was the only gal inbetween 6 other guy + 3 male mods) started concluding...jotted down main points...
Then we were given 5 minute to jot down the main points of the discussion...on things that the group agreed as a whole n not just our personal views...seemed like just 2-3 min had passed when we were asked to give back the paper....

Anyways...now comes the intezar part...the PI started immediately and the prof were same as the mods of GD...one was young the other two quiet old...no idea who they were though...
Each interview lasted between 20 min to half hour...so that made my wait last around 3 hours...had a lil chit chat with rest of the people in that...the only points I can mention are...the GD topic was same across all groups and the panels were asking anythin under the sun in PI...right from tech to personal to current issues, to geography...seamless I can say...

Anyways my turn came around half 12...was ushered in by the youngest prof...he was sitting in the middle...the other two on either sides...they were on across the U table, and I was seated on the chair between the U table... (and the slaughter began...)

It started with technical stuff...trust IIM for that (just wondering y I wasn't ever questioned abt techs in IITs...role reversal somethin??)
The youngest prof, P1 lets say...asked me what is TFT...okie, I'm dumb..didn't click at first...but managed later on...till he asked me its construction??? (Hello I'm a CSE student...not ETC one)

Then came programming...asked me the inbuilt function for sorting in C (does it exist??? I don't know...till date all programmings I did..had no such thing...anyways..) then asked me to write the concept of a sorting...I asked which algorithm...and was rebuked...asked the concept of sorting...not algorithm ( ??)

Anyways started explaining how sorting is done n all...was in a way discussing selection sort with him...and then he asked me to write the code for the algorithm...started writing it...he stopped me midway while I had entered the second loop...

And then another bomb on me (just to prove I'm dumb and what not...) asked me about swapping...told him something..and he said swap two numbers using pointers...(I can kick myself...but I was blank that time...and trust me, I know I can find the answer in Google but I've asked this question with 3 more supposed toppers of CS/IT...and all drew blank...but then it was asked to me...not to them..)

And as the prize I got the sarcastic comment, that he isn't from CSE so he has no idea how its done, but me being me should have known...(pehle batate nahi pata hai...kuch bhi likh deti with *s and &s...;)

The one of the elder prof, P2 came in picture...he started asking me about my family...guessed by bro is workin abroad...told him my sis is abroad too...and he started asking me what do they tell me about the situation outside (common they are ages older than me...decades actually...so they don't discuss their works with me...khair...)...told him a lil about recession..this n that...he seemed totally unsatisfied...

Asked about my dad...told him he works in a bank...then asked me ki speak about his bank...(uff...I know its very much expected...par y to me...) anyways..told him for about a minute or two...then he started asking question if its private or not...when were the issues launched...who is this who is that...and the disaster here came when he asked what's the full form of IPO (now seriously...my leg isn't reaching my face...but kick me...)...I drew blank again till he came back sarcastically, Indian Post Office?? (Yeah for sure...why not...)

Ab bhi he wasn't finished...he started asking me about the boom of construction works...'ll they survive the recession n all...gave a lil speech here n there...related it like auto industry...and this that...finally he thought he has dug me in a grave deep enuff and handled me to P3 to bury me...

P3 started with my project (trust me other than IITs and NITs no other coll student actually make projects...and I'm sure prof of IIMs know that...then y pinch me??? 😞 )... grilled me in it, till I gave up...with again the comment...maybe the guide under whom u r doing the project has a better idea than u...else the project is impossible.. (and yes I accept the project is impossible...took too much in hand...)

And then he went to my most dreaded subject...Mathematics...(bas isi ki kami thi ab tak...)..P3 drew some graph...asked me what it was...(something discontinous and in steps...but no idea what...) tried but gave up....and then he drew another graph...guessed it right...he asked me I've made some assumption in guessing it...what were they...(pata nahi...it was a straight away graph of mod value...) ...he then changed the graph a lil...(increased the slope...) and asked what it is now...(it still is a mod graph...with some constant i believe...)...kuch kuch bola...pata nahi if he was satisfied or not....

Anyways...finally...thankfully (bhagwan ko nahi aap prof ko hi...) they were convinced that i'm burried 9 metres down he grave...and asked me to leave...(atleast jaate jaate aur coll k liye all the best keh dete...ek baar lil wali hi sahi smile to kar lete...anyways..)

So with the undisclosed numbers of call made (which i guess are atleast in tunes of 1-2 thousand) and just 60 seats (I won't bother calculating my share of general seats...) I stand absolutely no chance...case dismissed...
Thats it I guess....all the best to the remaining candidates...If u know the world...u r through..else join me...

Seniors,
till now with all the experiences on PG and from my personal contacts,
it seems IIM S is infact having very gruelling PI's.
Gruelling in the sense that anything under the sun is being asked.
Please guide us a bit more on what you people faced last year and how to handle ques you have no idea about?

Seniors,
till now with all the experiences on PG and from my personal contacts,
it seems IIM S is infact having very gruelling PI's.
Gruelling in the sense that anything under the sun is being asked.
Please guide us a bit more on what you people faced last year and how to handle ques you have no idea about?


last year it was similar in nature. whole point here is the interview is exhaustive I would say rather than gruelling. If a person dont know something, it starts becoming grueling for him/her(in their perception). Whatever experiences I have gone through and read mostly people are saying why the hell they r asking me this.

Tell me why they should not ask that.. Mostly the ques r being asked from ur domain area only. May b the way people are presenting here its sounding that its so bad. but on hindsight if u see most of the things make sense.

I agree that some questions may b out of the picture but those "some" ques points out whether u just answer for the heck of it.

Honesty is the keyword. stick to what u knw and what u dont and if u dont know politely say that.. dont just beat around the bush.

Life in any IIM is very very rigorous that I have come to know after experiencing it and even when u move to Job. The respect and reliability factor with an IIM grad is too high.. which u will later discover .call it underlying 'X' factor or whatever.. this has to be tested which was done last year too.

As a guideline just be careful what u say. and if u had any subject related to mgmt do go through the basics. and if u dont know something just admit it and dont feel bad about that or get nervous. they also know u r just at entrant level. stability if very much reqd and if u maintain ur coolness, I dont see any factor coming between u n ur admit :)


Last year even those who had hobby of dancing ,singing..etc were infact made to do so in interview hall..

also if u see many of Ques are repeated in other interviews. SO u have multiple calls it wld help if they come prepared with previous interview Qs and Ans... many Qs will come which tests the attitude of the person..so best way is keep that smile of urs shining. Just take it as an intelligent conversation. trust me all that pressure build up happens thinking alot about interview moreover thinking m going to face IIM profs

All the best

I actually not in favour of spamming the GD/PI experience thread, but out of curiosity I am doing so. If I am not wrong, then there have been many GD/PI experiences till now. Then why is that so less experiences there in the thread, that too 2 posted by our own diablorulez........I met almost 6 guys who were PG members during my GD/PI. Please post ur experiences, be it good or bad. The way u were benefitted by last yrs experiences, our next batch will be helped by ours. ELse the whole purpose of having this thread is not served.

Cheerz!
TBA!

Mumbai 2.00pm 24.03.2009
PROFILE:

Acads:
X 77.73
XII 76.17
B Com 81.85

Work-Ex: 18 Months

CAT %ile: 95.71

CASE/GD :
Topic: Same as the one asked in some another location
Mr Chandu was a cleaner in a company and had a driving experience of 15 years He has been loyal to the company and because of his courteous nature popular among people Recently he got a driving license .The officials seeing his diligence in his work decided to promote him as company MDs chauffeur.

He used to do his work meticulously but he has to sometime stretch his work as he was often called even in the wee hours to drop MD or late nights to pick him up. This actually put him under stress. One day similar such incident happened and instead of returning back to office , he returned to home. This was against companys rule as once the vehicle is taken out of the premise of the company has to be returned or informed to concerned authorities. He, due to stress thought shall return back the vehicle the very next day as he knew that other drivers used to do the same and flouted companys rules.
But meanwhile he hit a girl child and a case was filed against him by the victims parents .The companys official also came to know about this and started digging out the matter. Though the court exempted him from punishment but the officials took it seriously. Enquiry was ordered and the official suggested termination from employment.

Being the MD what would be your decision?

Number of Ppl present: 8
Time: 20 mins
Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Decent No fish market. Everybody contributed well.

PI

Questions:
Q: So Jinesh why dont u introduce yourself to panel?
Me: Blaah Blaah Blaah.
Q: When did u leave ur company?
Me: November 2008
Q: Who is the chairman of ur company?
Me: Miss XYZ is the Ceo
Q: And chairman:
Me: (after thinking) Mr PQR is our chairman
Q: What is the background of ur companys CEO
Me: Answered
Q: So u graduated from Somaiya collge. Ur college also offers MBA course. Cant u get admission directly?
Me: No sir. No such provision. We have to compete with all others.
Q: So u have learned accounting. Tell me the difference between CONCEPT and PRINCIPLE?
Me: Dont know sir
Q: What is IRR?
Me: Internal Rate of Return
Q: here is pen and paper explain us how to calculate.
Me: Tried but could not explain.
Q: In ur job u must have done such and such analysis.(some financial concepts)
Me: No Sir
Q: do u know about them?
Me: No sir .Never heard about them.
Q What is depreciation?
Me: Answered
Q: Where do u adjust depreciation against in P and L Accounts
Me: Answered
Q: What is Return on Equity?
Me: Answered
Q: How do u calculate. Explain whole process.
Me; Explained
Q: What is Return on Investment?
Me: Answered wrongly (came to know after coming home).
Q: Suppose u were given a companys RoE and RoI? Which one will u take into consideration for investing in the company?
Me: I dont think I answered that one really well.
Q: So now how do u think will financial crisis affected India?
Me: Answered.
Q: Do u think there is really a fall in demand.
Me: Gave example.
Q: Have u been in Mumbai all throughout ur life.
Me: Yes.
Q: Who is BJPs president?
Me: Rajnath Singh
Q: which constituency?
Me: Dont know.
Q: What types of books do u read?
Me: have been reading such and such books.
Q: So u are reading 7 habits. What is Stephen Covey doing.
Me: He is in Obamas administration team right now.
Q: In which university did he teach?
Me: Dont know.
Q. Explain his time management matrix
Me: Explained in detail.....
Q: What are ur hobbies.
Me; Driving, swimming etc
Q: So u race with motorbikes.
Me: No sir. I ride just for the pleasure..

P2: Ok, Jinesh we r done.

I want to ask what certis the profs are looking forward to see? Are they checking whatever we write in the interview form? In my case, I've got school 2nd in 10th, but we werent given any certi, we just compared it within ourselves and it was a fact known to the school, but no certi to support now. So, if i mention that in my interview form, will i be asked to produce the supporting doc?

Pls put yr query in the iim shillong gd/pi call getters queries thread...
seniors follow that thread for queries

Bangalore 2.00pm 3rd April 2009
My profile
CAT: 99.95%ile
X-std:96.96%
XII-std-92.83%
Grad:9.38CGPA
Calls: BLACKIS
Work-ex: Almost 2 years

GD: They give a case and we get 5 mins to think about the case. 15 minutes for discussion and the next 5 mins for writing the summary

Case details: There is a farming community called beris. They have been cultivating groundnuts in some region for a long time. 30 years ago a herder community came into the area and they were grazing animals on some unused land. There was some water hole also. Some people of the herder community settled there and started growing vegetables. Things were fine b/w herders and the farmers. Now government is planning an irrigation project which will provide irrigation to the unused land. So both the communities want to claim the unused/unregistered land. The beris(farmers) think that they can grow cash crops. The herders also want the land since they have been using it for more than 30 years.
To settle land disputes like this/to give unregistered land away to villagers govt has established rural councils. Rural coucils have a reputation of being unfair and favouring vested interests. What should the herders do?

Basically we(the group) did not have too much knowledge about such rural issues. There was no fight and we easily came to simple consensues.

Interview: My interview was a long one for about 35 minutes.
Many things were asked. I would only like to describe some of the questions.

Electronics: (Turned out to be like an IISc interview rather than an IIM interview)

  1. Draw clipper, clamper circuits
  2. What are the characteristics of an Operational Amplifer
  3. Nyquist sampling theorem
  4. Why is silicon used over germanium
  5. What are the different semiconductor substrates (Silicon, Germanium, Gallium Arsenide etc)
  6. What are the band gap voltages of silicon and germanium
  7. What is an analog computer. Draw the circuit for that.

Economy:
  1. How does economic crisis in US affect India
  2. Tell 2 main problems facing India
  3. What is the cause of financial crisis
  4. Asked about G-20 meet

General:
  1. Questions about my address. (I live in Basavanagudi in Bangalore). tell me about the area in which you live. What is the history of the area? :w00t:
  2. Rank the IIMs in order of your preference

History(I had told in the form that I read history):
  1. Describe the civil war in Rome.
  2. Tell about Nero the roman emperor.
  3. How does the term "cross the rubicon" come from?
  4. Who is atilla the hun?

Career Goals:
What do you want to do after MBA? I told consulting? Which area in consulting etc etc

It was the most exhaustive interview I have been through. I was fully tired.
The interview season has ended finally. Looking forward to the results

My advice: Interviewers have a lot of time in IIM-Shillong interview since many of them do not turn up. Interviews are going to be long. Those who serious aspirants must prepare throughly. In academics or work exp or anything for that matter.

I would also like to thank the seniors for their efforts in guiding the call getters.I feel that IIM shillong seniors were the most proactive of all the IIM mentors. For many days every morning I check my mail and I find the daily news digest or other important information from the mentors. To be honest I did not interact with any of the IIM shillong seniors but I am sure they would have gone out of their way to help.

Hey guys,i got a doubt with the process of mark sheets.I don't have the attested copy for my 10th mark sheet...Is it mandatory to get it attested or the proof of the original will suffice???please help me out....

smartkeshav Says
Hey guys,i got a doubt with the process of mark sheets.I don't have the attested copy for my 10th mark sheet...Is it mandatory to get it attested or the proof of the original will suffice???please help me out....


As written in the call letter, attested photocopies of the marksheets are needed. Dont take any such chances and get it attested.. it can be done by gazetted officers, doctors, or principal of ur college. U can definitely get the former two professionals easily. As already we are seeing tough interviews, we should not compound our problems and get things done as much as we can. Hope it helps.

From the people who have already attended interviews of IIM-S, please let us know how many in your group have turned up from the alloted total no of students.