The selection process at IIM B consists of Essay Writing (WAT), followed by a group discussion on the same topic followed by Personal Interview round.
Feedback – Essay Writing (WAT)
Average Duration: 15 mins
Word Limit: 250-300 words
- Mass Media, a boon or a curse?
- Should there be age discrimination in hiring for coveted jobs?
- Bureaucrats should not be allowed to join political parties after retirement.
- The formulation of the problem is more important than finding its solution.
- B-School, an impediment or booster to entrepreneurship.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20-25 mins
No. of Panelists: 3
Excerpts from Interview 1 - (BE-Chemical engineer -8.7 CGPA, 10th - 92%, 12th-92%) - Introduce yourself. I see you have been a part of a non profit organisation. what is it, How did you get the money for the projects, What is CSR, Is it mandatory, , In your opinion should companies allocate money for such activities. I see you are a chemical engineer, What is navier stokes equation, Are you placed, What is your job profile, Why don’t you first work and then do an MBA, What is Reynolds number, give formula, What if I say it is wrong, How you will you prove that it is correct, Give the units of viscosity, 1 poise equals to what, What is British Thermal Unit (BTU), Write Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion.
Excerpts from Interview 2 - (CAT - 96%ile, Grad-73.27, 12th 84.4 , 10th – 85.2) - Introduce yourself, What is the name of your college, Questions on becoming a pilot in the air force. Tell about One Rank One Pension, Who is the Defence minister, Who is the Railway minister, How are leaders of Lok Sabha and Rajya Rabha chosen, Name one person of Rajya Rabha who had a major position in government, State the 1st law of thermodynamics, What is gyroscope, What is the difference between quad copter and drone, Who is the biggest share holder of WIPRO, how many shares in the company does he own? Questions about different IT companies, their rankings and their biggest share holders.
IIM Kozhikode - Interview Experiences
Excerpts from Interview 3 - Tell me about yourself, Who are the major stake holders in the company you work for, What is it that they are entitled to, What is their stake called, Have you heard about market Capitalization, What was your job profile, What challenges did you face while doing that job, What are BIMARU States, What are seven sister States, Name them, What’s your opinion on odd even scheme, What are fundamental rights, How many fundamental rights are we entitled to, What is RTI, Why was it incorporated, What are the other calls that you have.
Excerpts from Interview 4 - How was the GD, What are you doing at present, Why don’t you take up a job and work for a few years before doing an MBA, What do you do in your free time, Which is the last book that you read, Give the opening lines of the book, Some more questions related to the book, How were your other interviews, What do you know about IIM Kozhikode, Where are you from, What are the industries there, Arrange Malda, Coochbehar, Hooghly and Alipurduar in geographical order from top to bottom, Name 3 districts in West Bengal where Muslim population is high, What is the name of the person from Malda who was the minister of railways during the 1970's, What do you know about Bidhan Chandra Roy, Who is Siddharth Shankar Roy, What is the difference between 3g and 4g technology , What is your weakness, How will you deal with it.
Excerpts from Interview 5 - Why did you leave your job, Tell me about the coaching institutes, How to get rid of them, Will FDI help in improving the quality of colleges, What do you know about IIM Bill, You have mentioned that you play online strategy games, What's the difference between a turn based and real time game, You like football, Which club, Tell me about the Busby Babes, What is their current standing in EPL, What is the difference between a hedge fund and a mutual fund, What are payoff diagrams, Explain the difference between devaluation and depreciation, Who is the watchdog of international trade, Where is the headquarter of IMF, What does the term paper gold mean, In which year was the World Bank formed.