Xavier Inst. of Mgmt., Bhubaneswar GD/ PI experiences (2018-19)

Process
The process of selection at XIMB consists of Group Discussion and WAT, followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback - Group Discussion & WAT
WAT is on the same topic as GD.
No. of Participants in GD: 5-7
Duration: 2 minutes to think, 7-8 minutes for GD, 5-7 minutes to summarise (WAT)
  • Online learning is a good substitute for classroom learning.
  • Smart cities aren't smart. For or against?
  • Digital India
  • Good marks is not a reflection of high IQ.
  • India should cut diplomatic ties with Pakistan.
  • There are no facts, but only opinions.
  • Is technical education necessary to enter into the management field?
Feedback - Personal Interview
No. of panelists: 3
Duration: 10-25 minutes
Excerpt from Interview 1:
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (ECE), Work Experience
Tell me you CAT/XAT scores. Have you not appeared for CAT/XAT? So you applied for both BM and HRM? What is your preference? Why HR? Why did you leave your job? Your academic scores are not good. Why the decrease in semester marks? What is the conversion factor? But then everyone will face the same issue, no? What other calls you have? Rate your calls. Supposing you convert all of them, which ones would be your top preference? So, HR is your third option? What is a digital campaign? What is the difference between advertisement and campaign? How will you target? So, you have a company, right? Did you ever take a loan? But you must have come up across loan rates right? Why do you think that fixed deposit rates are so low while loan rates are so high? What do you think of Nirav Modi? Which was the main bank involved? What do you think of him? Should his assets be sold? Why do you think there is so much NPA because of him? Since you are an Electronics graduate, tell me what is a diode? What is a rectifier? So, you are all about content writing?
Excerpt from Interview 2:
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Mechanical), Work Experience of 2 years
Tell us about yourself. How was your GD? Why did you speak many times? Tell me about your company. (some questions related to work experience) Why do you want to change from technical to MBA? Tell us about something important going in your life. Let’s move towards academics. What were your favorite topics? (some questions on academic subjects) Why did you fill both BM and HRM?
Excerpt from Interview 3:
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (IT), Fresher

So, you studied in Bal Bharati Public school. Where is it? So, you live in Dwarka only? What is the distance between Janak Puri and Dwarka? Your school and college have a similar name, so are they related? So you have lived in Delhi for so many years, I am giving you 20 seconds to think and tell me about the history of Delhi in chronological order about 4-5 points. Can you yourself call a real Delhitie, when you don’t even know its history? Tell me about any monument in Delhi. Tell us about Qutub Minar. So, tell me about your favorite hangout place in Delhi. Can you explain to me the arts that you showed in the exhibition? So which artist do you like? So are you placed? Where have you been placed and what is the job role? So why do you want to do an MBA right now and not after gaining 2 years of experience? Tell me about your internship. What analysis did you do for the company? So, apart from this do you want to talk about anything? Tell me about it. (candidate mentioned about a book) What is a business?