Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (2011 - 12)

The process of selection at IIM C consists of a Written Ability Test followed by a Group Discussion on the same topicand then a Personal Interview.
Feedback - Written Ability Test
Average Duration : 15 mins.
No. of Panelists : 3
Words : 200
  • Politicization and Commercialization of sports - reality or fake?
  • Modern life has corruption, how will a honest man go up as businessman or as a civil servant?
  • Case studies suggest that enrollment in increasing in Indian schools & that India ranks 2nd from bottom in reading and math abilities. How would you explain the contribution of B-schools?
  • Is reading no more a leisure thing? How has the advancement of technology affected the concept of leisure?
  • Do women in the 21st century still face a lot of barriers to rise to senior management positions?
Feedback - Group Discussion
Average Duration : 15 mins.
No. of Panelists : 3
No. of Participants : 10
Topics : Same as W.A.T
Feedback Personal Interview
Average Duration : 12-15 mins.
No. of Panelists : 3
  • Excerpts From Interview 1 (A 100 CAT percentiler, with very good academics and presently pursuing Electrical Engineering from IIT Ropar) : Where is your id card? You seem to be much disorganized in managing yourself and here you come for a management interview?Tell me about yourself, academic background in particular? What all departments do you have, what is the campus area, is it a permanent one? What is the principle behind the working of a motor and generator? What are these principles called? What is the principle behind a DC machine? Where are these used? You like math. Do you know the 4th class TEST OF DIVISIBILITY rule for 3? Prove it? What are your hobbies? (cricket) Favorite cricketer? Enumerate the differences between Sehwag, Gilchrist and Hayden What is your other hobby? Reading, was it? In your form, you have mentioned the names of 3 authors, Chetan Bhagat Khaled Hosseini and Amish Tripathi. Why? Who coached you for an interview? Is IIM Calcutta a big achievement for you?
  • Excerpts From Interview 2 (A 99.73 CAT percentiler, with 81% in 10th and 12th and 75% in B.E. ECE and a 27 months of work-ex with Infosys) : Why MBA? (Consultancy) Why open up a Consultancy? What are you future plans? What was your job profile? What were your responsibilities? Which is your native place? Why do Punjab and Haryana have the same capital? Will you suggest the Haryana Government to shift the capital from Chandigarh? What does your father do? What is re-engineering?
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