Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (2019 - 20)

The selection process at IIM A consists of Academic Writing Test (AWT)/case study and personal interview round.
Feedback – Academic Writing Test (AWT)/Case Study
Average Duration: 20 minutes
Word Limit: 250-300 words
General Instructions for AWT- How well reasoned do you find this argument. State how do you find authors line of reasoning. How would you be able to strengthen/weaken the argument? Do you find the conclusion plausible? Give your views regarding the same.
  • Given a paragraph where the writer was of the opinion to end subsidy in education. The education loans are easily available. After studies, it can be paid in easy installments. We need money to compete with world class colleges. Do you agree or disagree with writer's views?  To what extent and why? What are the assumptions of writer? What can weaken or strengthen the statements of writer?
  • Given a paragraph on how homework is a redundant and that such techniques are outdated. Comment on the author’s point of view.
  • Given a case study on automated driverless cars and the job losses that may result from it. Union minister said that India is not ready for automated cars as it would lead to millions of job loss. At present, Indian market is not suitable for this technology. In the future, we may very well be left with no choice but to opt for it but for now, it is a no to such technology. Do you agree or not?
  • Case study on whether State Agricultural University needs to be shut down or not.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 20-25 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech, Fresher
Introduce yourself. Why MBA? Why FABM? Where do you view yourself in 2027? What do you dream yourself to be? How will you cope with the rigorous curriculum? How will you contribute to the society being an agricultural engineer? You got very low scores in graduation. Why? Where are you coming from? So, you are from Punjab. Can you name five famous people from Punjab (except politicians)? What are your hobbies and interests? (some specific questions on hobbies) Do you have any questions for us?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: Work experience in BPCL
You have supported driverless cars but how will you find job for the drivers who lose their job? If you are appointed by government to make a plan for shifting this work force, how will you do it? Give some examples from India where such situations happened and how did people cope up with it? Do support your argument with numbers. Why PGP? And not PGPx? How is oil governing world economics? How can you say that USA is entering other nations because of oil and not for other reasons? How does Gulf region determine oil prices and dictate it? Since BPCL privatisation is happening, what is your perspective as an employee?
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (CSE), Fresher
Introduce yourself. Are you aware of the current scenario? Tell me who will win the presidential elections in US this year? And why? (some more questions on the same)Why MBA? Tell me about some primary concepts of OOPs. (asked to write a short program to demonstrate one of the concepts) What do you know about CAA (Citizenship (Amendment) Act)? Who is Raghuram Shetty? What are your hobbies? Do you want to ask us anything?
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