The process of selection at XIMB consists of WAT, Group Discussions followed by Personal Interviews.
Feedback - Group Discussion and WAT
No. of Participants in GD : 12
Duration : 2 minutes to think, 8 minutes for GD, 5 minutes WAT
WAT is on the same topic as GD in which you either write for or against the topic.
- Bridge course in alternative medicine is a bad idea.
- Is dress code necessary for B-schools?”
- Should migration be allowed in services?
Feedback - Personal Interview
No. of panelists : 3-4
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Excerpts from Interview 1 -
Candidate Profile : B. Tech, work ex, (shortlisted for both BM and HRM)
Your 10th and graduation marks are good but why was there a drop in 12th? Which subject did you like in 12th? (The candidate mentioned chemistry) Where is isopropyl alcohol found? Where is acetone found? Define ‘mean’. What separates Asia from Europe? (another question from geography), What is the revenue of Infosys? (The candidate works in Infosys) Who are the founders of Infosys? What does a Voltmeter do? What does an Ammeter do? What is the difference between congruency and similarity? What is geometric progression? So, what are your job responsibilities?
Excerpts from Interview 2 -
Candidate Profile : Fresher, B.E (ECE) (shortlisted for BM)
So you're from which place? How did you reach here? What is the meaning of your train’s name? So why did you come to Bhubaneshwar? Have you visited the campus? Tell us something about Lingaraj Temple? Have you visited the pond out there? Is your college a government-aided one? And is that the best college in your state? Tell me something about VLSI, ULSI and LSI. You must have studied embedded systems as a subject. Tell me something about it. So your college is named after Rajiv Gandhi. Tell me about him. Do you know he's introduced a man related to your subject in Engineering? Tell us about your extracurricular activities.
Excerpts from Interview 3 -
Candidate Profile : Work-ex
Tell us about yourself. Explanation on school name i.e. who was St. Antony, why his name? (Since candidate studied from St. Antony's college)Do you remember the name of your school principal? When you joined your organization, what was the first program you attended? What is the difference between the two? Explain your domain and work you do in your organization. You seem pretty good in your work then why do you want to do MBA in HR? Who is Arundhati Bhattacharya? Name any other female at such a high position. Mention some extracurricular achievements of yours. Where else have you applied for HR course? If you get selected in NMIMS and XIMB then what will u prefer. Why? Just because we are sitting in front of you.