Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (2015 - 16)

The selection process at MDI consists of Essay Writing (WAT) which is followed by Group Discussion on the same topic , and these are followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback – Essay Writing (WAT)
Average Duration : 15 min
Word Limit : 200-250 words
  • Is India celebrating failed entrepreneurs?
  • Presidential rule in states
  • Hire and fire policy will improve the quality of cricket in India.
  • Is bureaucracy a hindrance in the financial reforms in India?
  • Salaries of CEOs, Athletes and Actors should be capped.
  • Outsourcing and off shoring - Do MNCs have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home country.
  • University- breeding ground for extremist.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration : 20-25 mins
No. of Panelists : 3
Excerpts from Interview 1 :  (CAT %ile 98.96)-You have interest in politics, Tell us about LS & RS, What calls do you have, Rank the colleges from where you've got calls, Compare IIM K and MDI, Why did you leave your job, Why MBA, What was your role and responsibility in your previous job, Tell us any 3 latest business news, What are your long term plans, How does it impact the economy.
Excerpts from Interview 2 : (10th-92%, 12th-86%, grad-86%, CAT-99.27%ile)-Tell us about your hobbies, Which other calls do you have and what's your preference order, How did your other interviews go, Why was your GD not that good, If we select you which stream will you take, Tell us 3 recent business news.
Excerpts from Interview 3 : How would you rate your performance in the GD and why, What is the flip side of the 'Make in India' campaign, What would happen if a man travelling at the speed of light in a car switched on the headlight, “God made a spear that can penetrate anything and then God made a wall that cannot be penetrated, what do you think will happen if they meet?", What does FDI mean, What is the difference between FDI and FII, Where did you work before and what was your job profile, What was the most challenging thing you ever had to do in work, What does teamwork mean and how would you tackle a non-performer in the team.
Excerpts from Interview 4 : How do you think you did or the GD progressed, Tell me about yourself, You have a B.E not a B.Tech, explain the difference, What is Ramanujan's addition to Maths, What is Indian mathematician's contribution to mathematics, What do you like, Explain Brownian motion, Explain the zig zag motion w.r.t the stock market, w.r.t capital market infusion and efficiency cycle, Explain its pros and cons, Explain the difference between Mean and Average, What is the difference between a line and a curvilinear line, What was the oil import bill for India in the last fiscal year, What is India's ranking in imports and production, Someone makes a statement - All old people die while taking medicines, medicines are bad, medicines should be banned, What's your take on this, What calls do you have, Have you studied the budget, Tell points which were added for the 1st time, Tell us about FD and BD.
Excerpts from Interview 5 : What does your name mean, How will you manage if you get demoralized so easily, What have you done so far to overcome your weaknesses, Do you follow any sect/guru, So you have done a fair bit of quizzing and debating, tell me why Zidane is in news, don't you think it is wrong to make him coach after what he did with Materazzi in the finals.
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