The selection process at IMI consists of Essay Writing (WAT), Psychometric Test, Extempore and Personal Interview.
Feedback – Essay Writing (WAT)
Average Duration: 20 minutes
Word Limit: 300
- Freedom of speech: Absolute or Limited?
- Current USP of market: ‘offer more for less’.
Psychometric test has 40 questions, to be completed in 10 minutes.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 15-25 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: Fresher, B. Tech
How are you? Is this your first interview? What other calls do you have? Tell me about yourself. What do you like and your family background? So, you are in final year of B. tech, have you got the placements? Which company? And what is your domain? How is the company? What is the number of employees in the company? So, which specialization are you planning for? (The candidate mentioned finance) What do you know about it? We want students to have work experience for MBA, so why do you want to do MBA now? You should have some experience, then it would be much beneficial. What is SEBI and what does it do? What is stock exchange? How it is managed? What are IPO and FPO? What are listed and non-listed companies? Who is governor of RBI? Name the deputy governors of RBI? Who is the Vice president of India? Which newspaper do you read? (The panel asked about the capitals of some states) Your academics are good enough, what are you interested in apart from studies? (The candidate mentioned about playing cricket) Who is the captain of U-19 cricket world cup and who is the head coach of U-19? So, what do you think, what is the major factor behind this extraordinary performance of U-19 in the world cup? Who is your favorite player? (The candidate mentioned Rahul Dravid. The panel asked about some stats on Rahul Dravid career.)
Extempore (2 minutes): Rahul Dravid
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Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B. Tech (CSE), working as freelance content writer
Did you have lunch? Which soda? (The candidate mentioned Fanta) Who owns? Do you know the history of Thumps Up? What is the difference between CSE and IT? Explain bitcoin. Is it under CSE/IT/finance? What is crypto-currency? What is cryptography? What is Alexa? Name some other digital assistants. What is artificial intelligence? How is it used in home automation and other applications? Is it making people lazy?
Extempore (2 minutes): Negative Obsession with Artificial Intelligence
Rate the Indian Economy on a scale of 5. Name three parameters to judge the growth of Indian Economy? What FDI Amount in India? So, why do you want to do MBA? Why did you appear for so many entrances? Why so many dynamic backups? Who is the owner of Byju's? Is SRK the right person to advertise it? Is SRK a suitable actor for intellectual cinema audience? Do you know about Shyam Benegal?
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B. Tech with work experience
You look very happy. Why? Introduce yourself. What did others tell you about us? What are your job responsibilities? Why sudden decrease in marks in class 12? What are your hobbies? The candidate mentioned sketching and cycling) Do you know about world’s biggest cycle race? It was one by one cyclist but recently all awards have taken away. Do you know the reason? Which Indian player had same doping issue? Do you know about Thakrey? What is Shiv Sena’s agenda? Who is the CM of Maharashtra and Delhi? Any recent controversy related to Arvind Kejriwal? Are you from Maharashtra? So, to which State rasogulla belongs to? Have you visited Konark? Why it is famous? Who is the PM of India?
Extempore (2 minutes): What can Narendra Modi do to stop engineers going for MBA to support his ‘Make in India’?
Which other calls do you have? Have you converted Great Lakes? Why not IMI Bhubaneswar?