Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi (2021-22)

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) is a part of Delhi University, one of the premier institutions of India. It counts among the top-ranked B-schools of India. For admission to the two-year full-time MBA programme, FMS shortlists candidates on the basis of their CAT scores. The final admission is determined by the candidate’s academic profile, CAT score, SOP, work experience, and performance in subsequent admission rounds.
Selection Process
The process for MBA admissions 2022 at FMS followed the given order:
  • Shortlisting (based on CAT score)
  • Personal interview (including extempore)
Extempore Topics
In this round, each candidate was given 1 minute to think and 2-3 minutes to speak on a topic. These topics may relate to the candidate’s background, work experience, interests, latest news events or abstract/general themes. Listed below are some of the extempore topics put forward to the candidates:
  • Choose between Sambhaji Maharaj or Veermata Jijabai (related to the candidate’s college)
  • How can we relate aerospace engineering to management?
  • Last but not the least
  • Humanity
  • Trees
  • Relevance of communication skills
  • Char Dham scheme
  • Rental v/s Owned properties (based on thecandidate’sstartup)
  • City of Chaos
  • Mirror Image
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Swacch Bharat Abhiyan
  • If you were the principal of the college for a week
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Interview Experiences
A panel of 2-3 interviewers evaluated the candidates based on their personality traits, professional goals, academics, work experience, and interests. Questions were also asked regarding the information given in the candidate’s SOP. Generally, each interview lasted for 10-20 minutes, and a few interviews got over in just five minutes. Here are some of the experiences shared by candidates interviewed in 2022:
Interview 1:
Background:Working Professional in IT
Questions:
  • Tell me about yourself
  • Who is the creator of Python? From where did Python derive its name?
  • Why MBA? Why Product Management? Which areas interest you - Economics, business?
  • What is industrial revolution 4.0?
  • What is your CTC?
  • What are your hobbies? What about the fitness industry? What do you like in music? Who are your favourite classical singers? Why them?
  • What other calls do you have?
The panel also cross-questioned the candidate at certain points.
Interview 2:
Background:Tech working Professional
Questions:
  • You have studied from LNM Institute of Information Technology. What does LNM stand for? Where is it?
  • What are your hobbies? What do you sketch? Which places have you travelled to? How many languages are spoken in India? Is English one of the 22 official languages in our schedule? Why?
  • Do you keep yourself updated with the Indian Economy? Can you tell us some important things about the current condition of Indian Economy?
  • Can you name some companies that are adopting cleaner sources of energy? Name five companies that produce power in India.
  • Which technologies have you experimented with? Which toolsand platforms have you used while working on web-based technologies?
  • What are your hobbies? What do you read?
  • What do you know about the Russia-Ukraine conflict? Is it bad if Ukraine shakes hands with NATO?
  • What other calls do you have?
  • What is your aim in life?
Interview 3:
Background:3 years of work ex in consulting
Questions:
  • What is 360-degree knowledge that you've mentioned in your SOP?
  • Were there any changes in the tax slabs of the budget this year?
  • Is the budget connected to elections?
  • What is McDonald's index?
  • What are your long-term goals?
Interview 4:
Background:Working at Bain & Company
Questions:
  • Tell us about yourself briefly
  • What is your current role at Bain?What is your current CTC?
  • What do you want to do after MBA? Why consulting? What does consulting mean to you? How can you create an impact through consulting?
  • What were your key learnings while working in Sustainability? What all initiatives havebeen taken by Bain?
  • What do you do in your free time? What do you like to read? Who is your favourite author? Is 1984 still relevant? How does it relate to privacy concerns?
  • What other calls do you have?
  • What are your long term goals?
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Interview 5:
Background: B.Com, Fresher
Questions:
  • Which is your favourite subject?
  • What are Ethics? Tell me three differences between Values and Ethics. Which one can we teach?Which one can we learn from observation? Do we need this in management? Have you heard that it has failed as a subject?
  • Where is your village?
  • What things are you good at? (brief discussion on this)
  • What place is called the ‘Lungs of Delhi’?
A few more questions were asked on the candidate’sSoP.
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