Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2015 - 16)

The selection process at IIM L consists of Essay Writing (WAT) followed by Personal Interview round.
Feedback – Essay Writing (WAT)
Average Duration: 20 mins
Word Limit: 300 words
  • How to make 'Make in India' a reality?
  • It is possible to mark the thin line that divides the right and the wrong?
  • Indifference to ideas challenging national unity can be disastrous.
  • Most important thing is beginning.
  • Be patient with friends and enemies.
  • Higher pay does not ensure removal of corruption, after all.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20-25 mins
No. of Panelists: 3
Excerpts from Interview 1 - What's the meaning of your name, Women managers have a glass ceiling, what's your take on that, Suppose you get an assignment abroad and that time you have a child to take care of, what will you do, Again you are constraining to the existing social structure , Why MBA , Which all calls do you have?
Excerpts from Interview 2 - Why low CGPA, Do you think going for engineering was a wrong decision, Are you satisfied with your performance at work, Tell us the three key takeaways from your job, Prove to us that you’re creative, Why MBA , What is an algorithm, How do you decide that an algorithm is better than the other for same program, Are you updated with the current affairs, What is the definition of Budget, What is the difference between Economic survey and Budget, What is a 5 year plan and who makes it?
Excerpts from Interview 3 - COBOL is 50 year old language, How come it’s still in existence, sort 5 numbers in any order in any language other than COBOL, What does Ltd in Infosys Ltd mean, Which college are you from, Do you know Turing, Who is the Chief Justice of India, Do you remember any subject from your graduation, Do you remember basic mathematics and that too at superficial level, Why have you chosen MBA as an option?
Excerpts from Interview 4 - Why are you interested in MBA, Tell us something about yourself, Have you been placed anywhere, Why did you sit for campus placements when you don't want to do a job, What made you think you can be a good manager, You have A grade in values and ethics, So are you not a very ethical person, What is AM and FM, What is the need for FM when we already have AM, What is satellite communication, You are a holder of purple belt in karate, Can you show me how will you defend this move, What are your hobbies, What is the last book you read and what are you reading now, Who is the author of pride and Prejudice and tell us the summary of the book, Do you read Bengali novels, Can you read and write in Bengali, So which Bengali novel did you read last, Don’t you read stories by Rabindranath Tagore, What are the things that Rabindranath Tagore did, What did he win Nobel prize for, Do you know that he has a collection of short stories, What is book called, Do you love ilish (hilsa), What type of a fish is it, Will you get it in ponds, So you like swimming, What is a medley, What is the order of the 4 styles in a medley, What is the length and width of a Olympic size pool, Why is your maths marks low in class 12, You have to study maths in mba also, How will you study, What is the integration of 1/x, Did you join any coaching institute for CAT and WAT/PI preparation, How would you rate this interview?
Excerpts from Interview 5 - Tell me about yourself, Why MBA, Any classroom program you ever attended in your life? Which newspaper do you read? , Tell me 2 major points of the budget ,Why not international MBA schools? Tell me your hobbies.
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