Indian Inst. of Technology, Madras (2017 - 18)

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The process of selection at DoMS, IIT Madras consists of a Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by a Personal Interview.
Feedback- Written Ability Test (WAT)
Word limit: 300
Duration: 30 minutes
  • Some people in India believe good English communication is crucial in modern world. What is your opinion? Explain.
  • Do you agree that the Indian education system is not sufficiently rooted in our culture and ethnicity? Give reasons for your answer.
  • More and more women in the western society are speaking out against persons in top positions accusing them of sexual assault in the past. What could be the reason behind it? How does it reflect the social behavior of western societies?
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20-35 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B. Tech with work experience
Tell us about your Job profile. So you produce coal. Which grade? What's the scenario of coal sector in India? Who is your competitor in India and around the world? What are the challenges in front of Coal sector? What’s your percentile? How did you prepare? We are destroying our own planet. And now we are going to Mars so that we can use its resources. Is it ethical for us to colonize other planets? Do you know about Delhi pollution problem? What was it? What did the government do? Do you remember the ppm levels in Delhi? What role can renewable energy play in ozone layer depletion? So you are a tech guy. Then why do you want to do MBA? You know the government is spending so much on devices like sensors, solar cells, batteries. Why don't you build something? Why IIT Madras? Do you have/had friends here? And what do they do now?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B. Tech with work experience
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Introduce yourself. (The candidate mentioned about being a chess player) (Questions asked starting from history of chess to origins of players and important chess matches of the last century) In which domain do you want to go for MBA and why? What is CSR and corporate governance? Solve a quadratic equation of your choice. Who was the first person to win Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. (No technical or work experience related questions)
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: Fresher, B. Tech (CSE)
Why did you wish ‘Good afternoon’? What is your favorite subject? What is DBMS? What is the open source database software in the market? Why do you have a year gap? What are your hobbies/interests? Which automobile manufacturers are famous in USA? Why don’t you know about them? From which all colleges did you get a call? Why do you want to join IIT Madras?
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