Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2017 - 18)

The process of selection at IIM L consists of Essay Writing (WAT) followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback - Essay Writing (WAT)
Average Duration: 15 minutes
Word Limit: 300 words
  • India should have a protectionist policy towards unemployment.
  • Why ‘Make in India’ when we can buy cheap material from China?
  • Fame and tranquility can never be bed fellows.
  • Primary Education v/s Secondary Education- Should the government of India builds more IIMs or should it focus on building primary schools?
  • National security is a priority over right to privacy.
  • Political parties should be funded by state and not by industrialists or public donations.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 15-20 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Com (Hons.) with work experience at Bain
Introduce yourself. What was your role at Bain? How can you rate a company? What is the coefficient of correlation? Is correlation an indicator of causation? Give an example of a cause when correlation is 0 but causation is 100%? What are the conditions for profit maximisation? If a train is moving 130 m long and crosses the bridge in 30 seconds at 45 km/hr find the length of the bridge? Tell us more about the work that you did? What is success according to you? Have you had breakfast?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
 Candidate Profile: Fresher, B.Com
What is your favorite subject? Why do you like marketing? What are the four pillars of marketing? What is the difference between traditional markets and e-market place? Why do you want to go into marketing when you have studied finance in your graduation? What all sports have you played till date? Explain your position of responsibility in college? Why has the economic survey been printed in pink this time? What are your views on the future of India? What will be the long term impact of GST and Demonetization? What has been the impact of technology on business?
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: Fresher, B. Tech (Electrical)
What is induction motor? How does it work? What are its advantages? What is a transformer? How does it work? Name a famous scientist from Electrical Engineering? How is power distributed in India? What are the woes of the distribution sector in India? What are your hobbies? Which adventure sport is your favorite? Which author do you follow? Which novel by this author have you last read?
Excerpt from Interview 4-
Candidate Profile: Fresher, B. Tech (Mechanical)
 You are from Raipur. Where exactly? Is it near Magneto mall? So is it near the Ramkrishna mission ashram? Tell us something about yourself. What is Bernoulli’s theorem? Why do people advice children to stay away from the edge of platform when a train comes? Is that an example of Bernoulli’s theorem? So you are a mechanical engineer. Which subject did you like the most? What is the difference between Indian cars and European cars, say German cars? How are security and design interlinked? I have an acquaintance in Volkswagen who told me that the central chassis is raised slightly due to security considerations. Is it so? What does your father do? (The candidate mentioned that his father is a part of State power company) So is he an electrical engineer? Which school did you study in? The proprietor of the school is famous, isn’t he? Who is the captain of Chhattisgarh cricket team? Are you the only child? So your mother is a doctor. Is she M.S.?
Excerpt from Interview 5-
Candidate Profile: B. Tech (CSE) with work experience
What does your father do in Surat? (The interviewer reads aloud my profile details from Personal data form) Why MBA when you are earning enough? How do banks determine loan size? Tell me about Computer Science point of view. Are u developer or in QA? What do you know about UI framework and Middleware used in application? What other calls do you have? Why IIM-A did not call you? Where will the other interviews be held? You want to go in ABM too. Do you have any exposure?
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