[2010-2012] SPJIMR GI Experiences

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Please post your experience in the following format :

CALL Details : Specialization | Profile based call/Score based call

Acads

X:
XII:
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age

Work-Ex
NIL/Sector - Number of Years

Exam score (whichever is applicable)
CAT %ile:
XAT %ile:
GMAT Score:

Any other special thing about u:

GI-1
Number of People present:
Time:
Questions:
Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
Other Details:

GI-2Number of People present:
Time:
Questions:
Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
Other Details:

MISC
Any other relevant detail.


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2008 Experiences thread
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/sp-jain-gi-group-interview-experiences-2008-25027933
2009 Experiences thread
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/spjimr-pgdm-2009-11-gi-experiences-25038510

All the best

PS: Please use the below mentioned thread for asking queries. All irrelevant posts will be deleted from this thread.
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/sp-jain-2010-final-list-out-25051557

No Experiences till now!..COme on puys!..Please post your experiences!..

CALL Details : Information Management | Profile based call

Acads
X: 86.4
XII:86.67
Undergrad Major - 79%

Work-Ex
Information Technology - 3

Exam score
XAT %ile:94

Any other special thing about u:

GI-1
Number of People present:7
Time: 1 hour
Questions: General questions like Tell me about yourself, why mba, hobbies.
Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
Other Details:

GI-2Number of People present:6
Time: 1 hour
Questions: A psychometric test was conducted and this interview was based entirely on that test answers.
Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
Other Details:

MISC
Overall, a good experience. Just chill guys. It would be great for each one of you..
All the best !!!
:cheerio:

Pyschometric test?????:-o

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All the best !!!
:cheerio:

thanks a lot for the detailed experience Devina...
could you please elaborate some more details...
how many people were rejected in the GI-1,
what were the specializations of the people which were there with you in the GI-1 and 2,
also, if possible please give a brief snapshot of the discussions as given in this thread...
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/spjimr-pgdm-2009-11-gi-experiences-25038510

this shall definitely help all the aspirants...:)

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pls elaborate on the psychometric test! wat kind of interview questions based on it? also, wats the no of people rejected in mumbai GI-1 on an average? how long does the entire process take?

Hi,

Psychometric test was conducted for those who clear first round. The paper had 30 questions and for each question we had to select an option that best describes us,like whether the statements suits u very well,or not at all etc....Time limit was 20mins...All general questions abt urself,so nothing to worry..Hope this answers ur question


Hi, can anyone please elaborate on the psychometric test?
It was not there last year!:shock:

ya, someone please give some details about the psychometric test.

Hi, can anyone please elaborate on the psychometric test?
It was not there last year!:shock:
Hi,

Psychometric test was conducted for those who clear first round. The paper had 30 questions and for each question we had to select an option that best describes us,like whether the statements suits u very well,or not at all etc....Time limit was 20mins...All general questions abt urself,so nothing to worry..Hope this answers ur question


What kind of interview questions based on psychometric test? could u pls post your gi experience, too?

Seems like everyone's keeping their cards close to their chest.
Here goes my experience
1st day 1st slot

CALL Details : IM...Score based
Acads
X:83
XII:83
Undergrad Major - 65
Work-Ex
NIL/Sector - 2.5 IT

Exam score (whichever is applicable)
CAT %ile:96.5
XAT %ile:95.**
GMAT Score:

Any other special thing about u:Few certificated here and there

GI-1
Number of People present:6(3 IM,2marketing and 1 Ops)
Time:45 mins or so
Questions:
The GI started with a Gd on "Is the recession over?"
Was pretty smooth . Not many relavent points to be honest. Mostly ppl were speaking for the heck of it.
Then everyone was questioned on their work, hobbies and interests.
Don't lie over here.
Forget the panel even the participants can make out whose lying.
There is a good chance that u will be cross questioned.
There was 1 Ops person in my group who is working in LNT in the nuclear reactor design and stuff. He was asked at length about his work, design and stuff. Was very interesting and you could make out that he's actually done that and was not bullshitting.
1 person from the group was made to whistle a song since he said his hobby is whistling:)
Some ppl spoke about their NGO work, quite impressive actually.
GI-2Number of People present:6
Time:40 mins
Questions:Based on that psycho sheet
Brief Snapshot of Discussion:Everyone was questiones at length about couple of points from that psycho sheet.
I don't think it will be fare for me to enlist those questions but all i can say is don't give rehearsed answers and be honest.
Other Details:

Verdict:
I reckon i did a good job in GI1.
GI2 i was a bit too frank and impulsive which may work against me.
For example one of the panel asked me what's yr dream. Before she finished i said that i wanted top own a yachet. Really donno where did that come from.


MISC.
Pretty well organised process and seniors were quite helpful.
The panel also was very friendly.

ATB rest of the fellows.

Verdict:Selected(was 4th on the W/L)

P.S - Seems like I can work towards getting my yacht....Whoooohoooooo

Forgot to mention.
From GI1
3 made it(1 marketing, 1 Ops and 1IM)

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Acads

X:90 %
XII: 82 %
Undergrad Major - B.Tech (CPI - 7.42)

Work-Ex
Working in IT industry - 2 years

Exam score (whichever is applicable)
CAT %ile: 94 %tile

Any other special thing about u:
Good extra curriculars (both in college and at work place), decent academic achievements and played cricket at college level.

GI-1
Number of People present: 6
Time: 40 min
Questions: introduce yourself, why mba, why IM

Brief Snapshot of Discussion:
far from being a GI, it was indeed 6 PI's of 7-8 min conducted in sequence from left to right. We had only one chance of speaking about the above mentioned questions other than some one off question about any particular hobby. The answers need to be precise and to the point.

Other Details:
I could not make it through to the 2nd round, since I was not able to give a convincing answer to why mba in IM ( they grilled me on my non IT background a lot, and I was unable to explain that mba in IM is not just cashing in on the experience but something that was really planned as per my objectives )

MISC
We also had to give a psychometric test as mentioned above (but its not evaluated until the 2nd round I guess, since some people had to give it after their first round.)

Overall, the arrangements and everything was done very well, but I was in for a major disappointment since I had prepared so much for SP Jain. Its really bad that the main thing which went against me from pursuing mba in IM was my non IT background. Also they might have taken CAT %tile on account as well, since I had scored low.

Best of luck to everyone else and congrats to those who made through on the fateful day.
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Best of luck to everyone else and congrats to those who made through on the fateful day.

Really sorry for your interview.Iam sure you will have better opportunities than this one in future... But you have written that your work-ex in IT industry is 2 years.How cum u have a non IT background? Do u mean BTech Specialization?

Day 2 and hardly any experiences

The previous years threads have much more detailed experience and have been more helpful

Guess will have to figure out myself how things work out on 30th

@maverick1743 -Thanx a lot for sharing buddy...it takes sum heart to share ur experience after u hav been rejected...way to go....hope u get thru a better school

nikki1234 Says
Really sorry for your interview.Iam sure you will have better opportunities than this one in future... But you have written that your work-ex in IT industry is 2 years.How cum u have a non IT background? Do u mean BTech Specialization?


Yes, I did not do engineering from Computer Science.
CALL Details : IM | Profile based call

Acads
X: 84
XII: 94
Undergrad Major - 83%

Work-Ex
IT - 2.5

Exam score
XAT %ile: 96.5



GI-1
Number of People present:6(3 Fin,1 M,1 Ops,1 IM(me))
Time:45mins approx
Panel : 4 Members (1 Prof,1 Industry person,1 alumnus,1 madam)

Questions:
We were asked to introduce ourselves briefly..They did give us ample time to complete all we wanted to say..Few questions based on what we said..They wanted our opinions on the questions they raised.
All 6 of us completed.

Then the standard set of questions,Why MBA,Why Finance/IM etc ? ..Some cross questioning based on the answers we gave..They tried to test our answers by proving we were wrong..Most of us replied with our thoughts and why it is so etc etc...Finance people were asked some questions like IPO,balance sheet,CRR etc...I was asked abt my company,my domain which is mainframes,Future of mainframes etc.

Work ex ppl were asked mostly about their company,recent happenings in ur company,ur domain or sector in which u work..Questions on those..So be well aware of these.

They tried to know the maximum abt us.

Results were out after 10mins...5/6 were Selected...From the results I have heard abt other batches,it was max 1-2 from each batch who didn;t get thru.

A Psychometric test followed and then document verification.

GI-2Number of People present:8
Time:40mins
Questions:
Tell us abt urself,Strength and weakness(in one word) , few questions on current happenings...This round was just to judge how as a person u are.Whether u can be a right fit to their institue
CALL Details : Marketing | CAT/XAT based call
Date : 29.03.2010
Place : Mumbai

Acads
X: 89.37
XII: 96.92
Undergrad Major - 78.71%

Work-Ex
Power Sector - 21 months

Exam score
XAT %ile: 98.88
CAT %ile : 99.97

Psychometric Test
GI-1
Number of People present:8(3 Fin,3 M,1 Ops,1 IM)
Time:30mins approx
Panel : 3 Members (2 Profs,1 alumnus)

Questions:

Ice Breaker GD
3 Idiots and the current spate of suicides

Tell me about yourself
What is your role and responsibility
From the profile sheet : What is this Royal School of Music London??
Give me a value which you'll never give up in life..Examples??
From the profile sheet : Since you're into quizzing and stuff, what is herpetophobia? give me the full form of SS..
Give me an instance where you have failed in ur work..

These were the qns asked to me..4 of us made through to the second round from our group.. I have no idea why the other 3 were rejected...


GI-2
Number of People present:7
Time:40mins
Questions:
Introduce yourself
who do you think is responsible for the corruption in India
what is GTC (general tax code)
of the 2 headleys in news who is more dangerous and why?
who is america fighting now?
and finally of the other 6 here who will you choose from this group

The same set of qns in the second round was asked to everyone in the group

Thats about it..
I'm staring at a possible reject cos i dont think I answered the second round qns that well:banghead::-(

But the whole process was really smooth and trust me all of you will enjoy the sp interview process!!

Cheers
Varun

Hi sumanth and pt_ct,

weren't you asked Psychometric questions from the test in the 2nd round GI ?