Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Process
The selection process at IIM B consists of Essay Writing followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback - Essay Writing
Average Duration : 30 mins.
  • Two 4-0 whitewashes in Australia and England show that Indian world cup victory was a “flash in the pan”
  • Medical tourism in India should be banned because primary healthcare cannot be accessed by 50% of the Indians
  • Too much too soon for a young person can be detrimental for his future
  • Indian films are all about vulgarity, violence, songs and dances & do not focus on relevant social issues
  • Opening new IITs/IIMs is a waste of resources which could be better utilized for upgrading existing ones
Feedback Personal Interview
Average Duration : 15-20 mins.
No. of Panelists: 3
  • Excerpts From Interview 1 (A CAT 100 percentiler from IIT Ropar doing B. Tech. in Electrical and fresher with very good academics and has interest in science and electronics) : How would you react if the interview was at 8 pm or in a pub at 12 in the night? When would you say “Good Night”? Your father is a film distributor. Explain the chain from producer to exhibitor? Who is a financier? Why not organize finance from a bank? Tell me about your career plans after MBA? What are your hobbies? Who is your favourite cricketer? (Rahul Dravid) Why? What do you think is the right strategy ATTACK or DEFENCE? Do you read business news? Tell me some business news you recently read? (Kingfisher Airlines) Should the government bail it out? Tell us one reason why we should take you?
  • Excerpts From Interview 2 (A CAT 99.48 percentiler B.Com. with very good academics but a sharp decline in graduation at 75%, a work-ex of 7 months and family owned business of manufacturing cycle spare parts) : Are you working? Tell us about your work-ex? What kind of business is your family into? How do you analyse the market? What are the future and growth prospects of your business? What things you keep in mind while entering into a new market? What is the benefit of operating in Ludhiana? Why don't you join our family business program? Compare the markets of India and China.
  • Excerpts From Interview 3 (A CAT 99.7 percentiler B.Tech. with very good academics around 90%, does roller skating and a work-ex of 20 months at Infosys and at a consulting firm named iRunway) : Tell me about iRunway? Why did you leave Infosys in just 4 months? How can you expect to learn so much in 4 months when people take 35 years and they are still learning? What is this roller skating? (hockey). What is hockey doing in it? How do you play, like your on skates and you have a hockey in hand, seems similar to ice skating? Do we play it in India? I haven't heard this apart from ice skating. What is the difference between roller skating hockey and simple hockey? So you have started in your SOP that you have met Abdul Kalam? Have you read his India 2020 book? Do you follow Hockey (our national game)? Can you tell me any change of rules that has taken place in the last 10 years in this game? You wrote “satiated” word in your SOP. What do you mean by it? Do you use such words in your daily communication? How many team members have your worked with? Have you interacted with your customers? What is your goal? What do you want to do after an MBA? Do you know any strategy consultants who helped Indian companies? Would you like to ask some question?
Process
The selection process at IIM B consists of Essay Writing followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback - Essay Writing
 
Average Duration : 30 mins.
  • Two 4-0 whitewashes in Australia and England show that Indian world cup victory was a “flash in the pan”
  • Medical tourism in India should be banned because primary healthcare cannot be accessed by 50% of the Indians
  • Too much too soon for a young person can be detrimental for his future
  • Indian films are all about vulgarity, violence, songs and dances & do not focus on relevant social issues
  • Opening new IITs/IIMs is a waste of resources which could be better utilized for upgrading existing ones
Feedback Personal Interview
 
Average Duration : 15-20 mins.
No. of Panelists: 3
  • Excerpts From Interview 1 (A CAT 100 percentiler from IIT Ropar doing B. Tech. in Electrical and fresher with very good academics and has interest in science and electronics): How would you react if the interview was at 8 pm or in a pub at 12 in the night? When would you say “Good Night”? Your father is a film distributor. Explain the chain from producer to exhibitor? Who is a financier? Why not organize finance from a bank? Tell me about your career plans after MBA? What are your hobbies? Who is your favourite cricketer? (Rahul Dravid) Why? What do you think is the right strategy ATTACK or DEFENCE? Do you read business news? Tell me some business news you recently read? (Kingfisher Airlines) Should the government bail it out? Tell us one reason why we should take you?
  • Excerpts From Interview 2 (A CAT 99.48 percentiler B.Com. with very good academics but a sharp decline in graduation at 75%, a work-ex of 7 months and family owned business of manufacturing cycle spare parts): Are you working? Tell us about your work-ex? What kind of business is your family into? How do you analyse the market? What are the future and growth prospects of your business? What things you keep in mind while entering into a new market? What is the benefit of operating in Ludhiana? Why don't you join our family business program? Compare the markets of India and China.
  • Excerpts From Interview 3 (A CAT 99.7 percentiler B.Tech. with very good academics around 90%, does roller skating and a work-ex of 20 months at Infosys and at a consulting firm named iRunway): Tell me about iRunway? Why did you leave Infosys in just 4 months? How can you expect to learn so much in 4 months when people take 35 years and they are still learning? What is this roller skating? (hockey). What is hockey doing in it? How do you play, like your on skates and you have a hockey in hand, seems similar to ice skating? Do we play it in India? I haven't heard this apart from ice skating. What is the difference between roller skating hockey and simple hockey? So you have started in your SOP that you have met Abdul Kalam? Have you read his India 2020 book? Do you follow Hockey (our national game)? Can you tell me any change of rules that has taken place in the last 10 years in this game? You wrote “satiated” word in your SOP. What do you mean by it? Do you use such words in your daily communication? How many team members have your worked with? Have you interacted with your customers? What is your goal? What do you want to do after an MBA? Do you know any strategy consultants who helped Indian companies? Would you like to ask some question?
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