Welingkar GD/ PI experiences (2018-19)

Process
The process of selection at Welingkar consists of Group Discussion, WAT and Personal Interview.
Feedback - Group Discussion/WAT
Duration: 5 minutes to think, 15 minutes to discuss
No. of Participants: 8-10
WAT Duration: 5-10 minutes to write summary on the GD topic
  • Is Mars mission justified in a developing country like India?
  • Is bureaucracy a hindrance to the economic reforms in India?
  • Impact of social media on society
  • What is ailing Indian banking system?
  • Aadhar Card: Is it helpful or not?
  • Sustainability and Marketing: Are they compatible?
  • Is city road for pedestrians, vehicles or squatters/hawkers?
Feedback- Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20 minutes.
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech, Work experience of 25 months
What is Make in India? How is it beneficial? Give me some examples of Make in India. Why MBA after engineering? Is it necessary for every engineering graduate to go for MBA? Can’t you reach high position without MBA degree? Why didn’t you continue in technical field? Why did you wait for 25 months? Why didn't you do it immediately? How has your work experience benefitted you? What is difference in PGDM , PGDM e-business and PGDM business design? Is business everything about money? If it is not about money, then why don't you do social work or become politician in this field. You will create good network and it will provide you satisfaction. Isn’t it? What is Rafale deal? How is Rahul Gandhi behind it? What four questions has Rahul Gandhi asked? Have you ever held a leadership position? Have you ever done a creative work? How internet works? and explain as if you are explaining to a layman.
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (IT), Fresher
Tell us about yourself. How have you invested to complete your MBA course? Why hybrid fund? Which particular fund do you invest in? Justify with reasons. What is the purpose of Small Cap fund? What did you do in your internship? (candidate had a marketing internship) why not continue in the sales and marketing? Why do you need to go for MBA? Tell us your worst qualities. Reasons for us to reject you?
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B.Com, Work Experience of 1 year

Introduce yourself. Why MBA? and why not CA? Elaborate on your work profile in tax and audit. How do you calculate PAT and PBT? Define assets and liabilities. Give examples. How do you convert liabilities into assets and when is it done? Between manufacturing and IT industry, which one do you think will profit more after depreciation and amortization? What do you know about Satyam scandal? What is NPA and working capital? Explain. What is EBITDA? If you are a financial advisor, how will you suggest allocating funds for implementing the plan of minimum wages?