Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2016 - 17)

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The process of selection at IIM L consists of Essay followed by Personal Interviews.
Feedback - Essay Writing
Average Duration: 15 mins.
Word Limit: 300 words
No. of Panelists: 2
No. of Participants: 10
  • Corruption and poverty goes hand in hand
  • Cultural diversity hinders democratic governance.
  • Everybody loves a good drought.
  • Building monuments on the names of great leader is a waste of public money
  • Should national anthem be played in cinema halls?
  • Advertisement is all glitter but no truth
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 15 min
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpts from Interview 1: Where are you from, Why mba right after graduation, Why did you not appear in 2016, Why 2017, Suppose we both are candidates with same composite score and one with workex one is a fresher, whom will you select as an interviewer, What does your brother do, Did he do an MBA, How is an MBA graduate different from a normal graduate, What other calls do you have, How will you calculate composite score and select candidates for the course out of 200-300 candidates.
Excerpts from Interview 2: Tell me something about yourself, Why are you telling me what all you did in college, Who told you we want to hear all this, Coaching institute, seniors or you think that, Is this all that defines you, Continue your introduction, What exactly do you do in your project, What all do you take into consideration when designing UI, Which all calls do you have, How will you choose which college to join, Why didn’t you join if you had got calls last year.
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Excerpts from Interview 3: Tell me something about yourself, Don't tell me about your work, education, Tell me what you like, hobbies etc, You studied a subject called "Management Concepts and Practices" in your undergrad, What was the book that you referred to, Who was the author, What about economics, Which book, Can you tell me what is an indifference curve, How do you use Indifference curve to optimize consumption, How do you signify the slope of Indifference curve, What is the exact term used for the slope, Is this the first time you gave CAT, Oh, so you are a CAT veteran! What changed this time, What is the value of e that you used in logarithm, Tell me the value of π, What is the golden number, Recently ISRO was in news, How many satellites were sent into space, What is the total weight of the payload of that launch, What is the highest payload ever sent to space, What subjects from your Undergrad, do you think are involved in the whole ISRO achievement.
Excerpts from Interview 4: Tell me about yourself, Regarding extracurricular activities, Being a mechanical engineer why are you going for MBA. You are wasting your chance of having a successful career in your field (Why MBA), What are your views regarding the WAT topic, Do you feel motivated when you see hundreds of M.Gandhi statues on the road, Basic things about football and photography.
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