Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (2016 - 17)

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
  • A big data company has come up with a model that links the number of flu searches on its search engine to the number of people suffering from it... The parameters chosen by it are location from where searched and timing of searches... Give 3 assumptions that strengthen their model and arguments that weaken its plausibility.
  • I saw my father retire after 35 years of service from the same company. This reflects the loyalty and dedication of an employee towards his/her employer. However, in present day, job burnout is widely seen. Employees should be loyal to their company and value their current jobs. (Author's view).  What assumptions have the author made in putting up his argument? What further evidence would strengthen his argument? What factors can weaken the author's argument? Write a coherent analysis of the argument in around 250-300 words.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20-25 mins
No. of Panelists: 3
Excerpts from Interview 1 : Tell me something about yourself, Questions on hobbies in detail, Questions on tiki taka style and Total football, Some more questions on Football, Maths questions about the lagrangian transformation of sin(x) , and normal distribution curve terms-- variance and 3 sigma,  Why MBA,  Questions on the analysis of the roof beams in that room for stability, Questions related to the quality practices at the workplace and your contribution to its improvement.
Excerpts from Interview 2 : Tell us something about yourself, What do you do, Do you know about opportunity cost, If you are going for MBA today, what would your opportunity cost be, What is that you did as a treasurer, What was your approach in deciding which areas to spend more on, Why are you interested in consumer goods, So do you believe fairness is something we should promote, Why would work for a company against your principles, Should anybody compromise on their principles, What are your principles, Can you name a heroine who is campaigning against fairness creams, Tell me which brand is fair and lovely from, Mathematics questions on inversion of a 2x2 matrix.
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