The selection process at FMS consists of a Group Discussion, followed by a Personal Interview (includes an extempore).
Feedback - Group Discussion
No. of participants: 12-14
Duration: 1 minute to prepare, 9 minutes to discuss, 1 minute to summarize
- Learning about yourself is the most difficult task
- Justice delayed is justice denied
- Who is a winner- book smart person or a street smart person?
- Corruption is the root cause of slow growth of Indian economy
- Short and long term implications of surgical strikes
- Bureaucracy v/s Democracy
- Bigger states being divided into smaller ones- is politically correct or not?
- ‘Hard work embedded with smart work’ is the key to success.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 8-15 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2-3
Other Extempore topics:
Duration: 1 minute
- Second law of thermodynamics
- Engineering is a waste of time
- Maharaj Agrasen
- Spirituality v/s Religion
- Social media is making us unsocial
- Consultants create more problems than solutions
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (CSE), Work Experience of 30 months in IT
Extempore: Tell me about your current job role in one minute
What other calls do you have? What is GST? Tell me a few positive and negative points about GST. How can we reduce the issue of black money in the country? In the upcoming elections, which regional parties have formed an alliance? How is entrepreneurship different from working in a company? What is effective communication? How can the speaker know that the listener has correctly understood him?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Electrical), Work Experience of 2.5 years
So, you did your schooling from Bharech? Where is it? And you did your B.Tech from? Why did you leave TCS? It is a big brand. So, which IIMs did you convert? Does B consider work ex? Give me 5 points why would you choose FMS over B? So, in which stream are you interested, marketing, finance or..? Name top 5 consulting firms. So what do you like to read apart from quora and all? Why Panchatantra? Ok, so do you read is in proper book or online? Ok so don't you read newspaper? Which newspaper do you read? So, if you read hindi newspaper you must be fluent in hindi? What is solar alliance? What is the target for the solar energy? Where are we now? Who is the Union Power minister of India? Which is the highest mountain range of the world?
Extempore: My extra-curricular activities
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech, Work Experience of 2.5 years
Extempore: Kashiyatra (name of candidate’s college cultural fest)
So, you are a musician? Did you take training or are you self taught? So you work in Nvidia, describe your job. Why are there no fabrication factories in India? And yet you want to switch? Are you satisfied with the reforms brought by the government for industries? What changes would you want the Government to make for the semiconductor industry to thrive in India. So there is a subject called Industrial Management here, who taught you this? What were you taught in this subject? But I see that you got an A grade, you still do not remember? Is this your first CAT attempt? What other admission offers do you have?