Goa Institute of Management, Goa (2017 - 18)


The process of selection at GIM consists of a GD and WAT, followed by a Personal Interview.

Feedback- Group Discussion/WAT

Duration for GD: 15 minutes

Duration for WAT: 10 minutes

No. of Panelists: 2-3

No. of Participants: 10

(Same topic was given for GD and WAT. Topic changed for GD in the last two minutes of it.)

  • MBA is a waste of time.
  • Under graduation is a waste of time.
  • Privatization hasn’t worked in India.
  • How does passion affect our life?
Feedback - Personal Interview

Excerpts from Interview 1-

Candidate Profile: B. Tech (Mechanical) with work experience

Round 1:

No. of Panelists: 2

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Introduce yourself. Tell me about your work experience. (Specific questions related to work experience were asked) Why MBA? What are the things you will do, if you become the Marketing Manager of GIM? What are the strategies that can be developed for promoting an MBA college? Why should we give you an admission? What are your hobbies? (Specific questions on hobbies were asked) What is Brand management and market intelligence? What is the difference between sales and marketing?

Round 2:

No. of Panelists: 3-4

Duration: 30 minutes

What was your role in your previous organisation? (Specific questions on job role were asked) What are heat transfer and Mass transfer? Explain the working of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. (Application related questions on heat and mass transfer in refrigeration) What is PERT and CPM? How is product management different from brand management? What different will you do if you are selected for a brand management role given you already have the product management experience? What do you know of the Mandovi River dispute? What do you think is the solution? What are the latest technologies where the brand is not as famous as the technology itself? What are the environmental issues plaguing Bangalore? What are the solutions? (The candidate belonged to Bangalore)

Excerpts from Interview 2-

Candidate Profile: Working in UST global as a software developer

Round 1:

No. of Panelists: 2

Duration: 10-15 minutes

Introduce yourself. Tell me about your work experience. (Specific questions related to work experience were asked) Why do you want to do a MBA in Big Data? How is Big Data useful for government organizations? Why don’t you go for any other specialization? What have you done apart from your curriculum? What work did you do in NSS?

Round 2:

No. of Panelists: 3

Duration: 10-15 minutes

Explain the project you are currently working on? How did you get interested in Big Data? Why has Big Data suddenly become so important? What is sampling in probability? When you flip two coins what is the probability of getting either heads or tails on both the coins? Solve these 5 aptitude/reasoning questions.

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