Top 100 Situation Based Questions asked in MBA Interviews
MBA aspirants are often asked questions related to particular situations so as to assess their decision making skills. Given below is a list of 100 situational questions asked in interviews.
10 coins are tossed in air, what is the probability of getting 5 heads?
12 people on a ship have nothing to eat. It is decided that 6 would die and other 6 would eat them. On which side will you be?
Can you sell this pen to me?
Can you solve this puzzle?(9 points were given and a candidate was asked to join all points with 4 straight lines without lifting the pen).
Can you draw the graph of the spin shot on the XY axis? Which mathematical graph does it represent?
Compare the cars which you own (Santro and Dzire).
Describe five uses of a stapler other than the normal reasons for which it is put to use.
Different situations were given on a sheet and you have to interpret each of the situations. For e.g. You are going from Hyderabad to Bangalore with family, you were out too late and your room was locked by someone else and you didn't get a room. What will you do?
Even after preparing for one full year you couldn't get into an IIT. Why low grades in Engineering also?
Gaming is an addiction and not a hobby. Comment. Why should we select you?
Give an example when you felt compassionate & helped some poor people.
State 2 instances where you witnessed corruption first hand.
Give us an example of a situation where you thought out of the box.
Give us an example where you set a goal for yourself and achieved it.
How can you make this room better?
How do you scale yourself on the scale of 1 to 10 on: 1. intelligence 2. street smartness 3. fooling others 4. Hardworking
How will you market a pen without a refill?
How will you predict the market for the next 2 years for your product? What techniques will you use?
How would you convert people into clients if you are not getting leads?
How would you go about resolving a conflict between two friends?
How would you handle a situation where your boss is biased towards your female colleagues?
How would you react if the interview was at 8 pm or in a pub at 12 in the night?
What would you do if you are made the CM of your state?
You were put in various managerial situations wherein you led a team of people and then asked about your criteria for giving them the rewards for their outstanding performance towards the completion of their targets. What would be the likely criteria?
Extempore: The two pens in my pocket.
Extempore: To be or not to be.
If a movie is made on you in 2050, what would its title be and summarize the story of the movie?
If given a chance to change your name, what will you change it to and why?
If given a chance to prepare a budget, what changes will you make?
If given a chance, How will you revive Satyam?
If there is only one seat in NMIMS and the panel has to pick between Gandhi, Hitler, Bush and you, who would it be and why?
If you are launching a luxury product, how you will market it and what area will you target?
If you are made the education minister, what steps would you take to improve the existing education infrastructure and facilities and how would you ensure education to rural areas.
If you are working in a company, your friend is fired and only you know the secret as to why he was fired, will you disclose the secret to your friend?
If you have to change something in India, what would that be?
If you travel from A to B @ 40kms/hr. What should be your return speed to make an average speed of 80 km/hr.?
Let's assume, you've been made the VP of your company. What measures are you going to take to check the high attrition rate that is evidently visible?
Okay, so you have been posted in Tamil Nadu for the past 2 years, the three of us are tourists and you have to sell Tamil Nadu to us in 5 sentences. Do it.
Recall any peculiar situation while you were at your job where there were conflicting ethics.
Sell this water bottle to us.
How was the experience of living in different cities? Which is your favorite out of the places you've lived in and why?
So you write, recite something that you've written.
Speak on any topic of your choice.
Speak on your hair style for a minute.
Speak something on "Democracy is bad for India".
Suppose tomorrow Aishwarya Rai comes to you saying that she is fed up of Abhishek Bachchan and wants to marry you. What will you do? What advice will you give to Aishwarya?
Tell how you will motivate your employees to work for long hours without being paid overtime.
Let’s say that a person is an excellent performer but the company policy doesn't allow him to be considered for a promotion due to inexperience, how will you handle this situation?
There is a project, you are a team of four, and one of you doesn't do his part but copies it from somewhere one hour before the submission. Submission deadline cannot be extended. What will you do, submit it or report it?
What advice will you give to the finance minister for the development of our country?
What are health, wealth and happiness? What will you opt for?
What is more important: ethics or targets?
What do you plan to do if you are not able to convert your calls? How was your performance in CAT?
What if we don't provide you with campus placement, will you join or not?
What if you convert all of your calls?
What if you don't get a job? What if the recession worsens?
What if you face Ajmal Kasab right after you move out of this room?
What if you were offered an on-site opportunity right now? Would you grab it or still pursue MBA?
What are ethics? You book 1 ticket in railways to travel for an interview but the ticket is not confirmed and you have to board a train. Will you offer Rupees 200 to T.T. and stand in general boogie or miss the interview?
What will you do as the director of IIM-A to improve it?
What would be your inputs if you had to redesign this room?
What would you do if you were the railway minister?
What would you have done as the Head of the Indian Army in the wake of 26/11 attacks?
What would you like to be for a day? Why?
What would you prefer, being an entrepreneur or having a good job?
Why don't you join the B-school in your college since your college has an MBA school too?
Will you be able to cope up with 12 hrs of work a day?
Will you consider going back to your previous company after completing MBA?
Will you speak about your name for one minute?
Would you retain your team members, knowing that they are not very productive?
You are a Patron of a church, attendance gets low and the priest is closing down the church- what might be the possible problems?
You are the captain of a cricket team and have only 10% winning chances. Devise a strategy to win.
You have a medical problem and you have left the field asking for it blank. Why so? Don't you think you should have mentioned it here? But you have signed the declaration that I have provided information to the best of my knowledge. I think you should be disqualified? Do you want to say something?
You seem to be a fan of cricket, think as if you are a speaker and give a speech on cricket.
You wrote "satiated" word in your SOP. What do you mean by it? Do you use such words in your daily communication?
Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation and how you overcame the situation.
Tell me about a situation where you have had to speak with an unhappy customer.
Give me an example of a time when you motivated others and how this led to a positive outcome.
Describe a situation where you knew your boss was wrong – how did you handle it?
Tell me about a time when you encountered a conflict in the workplace and how you handled it?
Describe a time when you put the needs of your workmates before your own when completing a task.
Discuss a setback you have overcome in the last 12 months.
Describe how you would handle the situation if you met resistance when introducing a new idea or policy to a team or work group.
How would you deal with a colleague at work with whom you seem to be unable to build a successful working relationship?
You disagree with the way your supervisor asks you to handle a problem. What would you do?
Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma.