Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (2015 - 16)

The selection process at IIM A consists of Essay Writing (WAT) followed by Personal Interview round.
Feedback – Essay Writing (WAT)
Average Duration: 30 mins
Word Limit: 250-300 words
  • Evaluate proposal to build shared toilets in Jaipur slums.
  • Teacher Training Programme in India has not been effective in India. No effective teachers are being produced through Training Programme. It is better to stop all these Training Programme and save public money to build toilets and infrastructures in Schools. Analyze and argument
  • Introduction of digital textbooks in Kerala, assumptions made, weaken and strengthen the argument.
  • Tourism should be restricted by government as it leads to breakdown of family structure, promiscuity, drug use etc. Is argument justified?
  • Indifference to ideas challenging national unity can be disastrous.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20-25 mins
No. of Panelists: 3
Excerpts from Interview 1 - (BE -ECE with work ex)-Tell me something about your work, What learnings did you take from your work ex, Tell me what are SSDs so commonly used now, With such a core profile, Why MBA, What else do you like to do, Do you follow current affairs, Why was Einstein in news, Why did it take so long to prove it.
Excerpts from Interview 2 - (BE Chemical) - What did you pick up from the paper you were reading, Who is the most expensive player in this IPL auction, What else did you pick up, Which paper do you read usually, Who is editor of BS, So you are a chemical engineer who has worked in analytics, has completed CFA L3 and now work at Credit Suisse, Which of your 3 avatars do you prefer, What is double entry book keeping, What is single entry, How are household expenses accounted and why, So how did you shift from chemical engineering to analytics, What is Bayes Theorem, Give us an application of Bayes Theorem, What is Type 1 and Type 2 error in hypothesis testing, What is power of test, What is central limit theorem in layman's terms without any jargon, Assumptions under which it holds, What is difference between income statement and balance sheet, What is your job role at Credit Suisse.
Excerpts from Interview 3 - Why did you opt for such a low paying job after an all rounder gold medal, Tell us about the company structure and some projects you’ve worked on, Give the detail of one project, Why did you get low grades in second year, Tell us about your hobbies, Tell us about your final year project, What is RTI, What is the definition of viral marketing, What is your take on power of twitter, Let's say you get into IIM A, Would you sit for placements, Do you follow current affairs, Tell us about the current US election candidates, Name the republican and democrat candidates and give their background, Why MBA .
Excerpts from Interview 4 - (BE Chemical) - What is this company you work for, Do you know any other business group in Tamil Nadu other than group, What is a tangent, Can you draw a tangent to an ellipse, What is the area under the curve mean, Draw y=x2, Can you draw x=y2, How about y= x2/(1+x2), Can you draw, You have written you are the in charge of value added products bulk production at work, So, what is value added product, What is the impurity that you remove , What is this frugal engineering that you did, Do you follow news, What newspaper you read, What topics do you follow, What is astronomics, Did you hear about that recent discovery, You know any other telescope.
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