The selection process at Fore School consists of a business awareness quiz, essay writing (WAT)/Extempore/Group Discussion followed by personal interview.
Business aptitude quiz consists of 10 questions of 0.5 marks each. The questions are mainly based on company logos, current CEOs and other basic information about major companies.
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Note: GD, WAT and Extempore are not conducted for everyone. Some may get WAT and GD; others may have a GD and an extempore. Some of the candidates are only given WAT.
Feedback - WAT and Group Discussion
Number of participants: 8
Duration foe WAT/GD: 10 minutes
Word Limit for WAT: 150-250 words
- Made in India - only a slogan?
- Presidential v/s parliamentary form of democracy
Extempore: 30 seconds to think, 1 minute to speak
Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 10-20 minutes
No. of Panelists: 3
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Com, Fresher
Introduce yourself. Why MBA? What is the full form of BSE? What are the 4Ps of marketing? Who is the brand ambassador of Nokia? Who is the CEO of Mastercard? In M-Banking facility, what does M stand for? So, Louise Phillippe brand is for what products? Do you know the tagline of Bose? Teaser rates are for which type of loans? Which tech company took over Amazon? Who controls banking in India? Any questions for us?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: M.Com, Work Experience
Tell us two qualities that define you? So, why do you want to do double masters? But you have also done three jobs, there you must have also gained some practical experience, there you didn’t require to apply any management skills? So, what were your job roles in different organisations? So you worked as a reporter at the times of India? So, tell us, among the three jobs, which one was the most challenging? Given that you are facing similar problems should have made it easier for you to solve them, don’t you think? Tell us about a company whose growth you have observed closely? What is the business model of Flipkart? What is the business model? Who is the owner of Flipkart? Do you know how Flipkart does warehousing? (The interviewer gave me a word ‘TAPES’ and asked the candidate to make as many words as possible in a minute) You are already in such a good space, you have been writing for top brands like the Times of India the why do you want to switch? Why do you want to pursue MBA? So, now that you have already done your M.Com, why do you want to go into MBA, what good will it do? Do you have questions for us?
Extempore: Higher Education in India
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech, Work Experience
Tell us about your family background. So, you belong to which place? Tell us something special about your hometown. Which is the cleanest city in India? Why MBA? What is your work profile? (some questions on work profile) Name three countries of the African subcontinent. (questions on current affairs) What do you think is the solution to farmers’ issue? Do you have questions for us?
Extempore: Big Data