This time, the selection process (CAP) for new IIMs comprised of Personal Interview only, which was conducted online. The essay writing stage was removed due to covid situation.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 15-20 minutes
No. of Panellists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1
Candidate Profile: B.Com.(Hons.)
Questions: How are you? Have you completed your graduation? What did you do after that? What online courses? (Digital Marketing and some more) Why not go for a job? So what did you study in Digital marketing? Do you know SEO? You've done B. Com so do you know what is balance sheet? What profits are there in B/S? (Told it is calculated in income statement) Okay, what types of profits are there in income statement? What is cash flow statement? What is Asset turnover ratio? Suppose I am not a person of finance then explain it to me. Do you read news? What have you read in the past 1 week? Tell any business-related news that you have read. Any other? (Candidate talks about budget). We see how much our income is then to expenditure, that's what the govt also does? Then how does government manage? What part of govt income is borrowings? Are you sure?
Excerpt from Interview 2
Candidate Profile:- BCA
Questions: Tell us something about yourself. Write a program to swap the values of two variables without using a third variable. You mentioned you practice yoga. Can you name the 8 limbs of yoga and which one is the most prevalent today? Can you tell us the importance of data management in today's business world? Okay, we are done with the interview process. You can log out.
Excerpt from Interview 3
Candidate Profile: B.Com
Questions: How have sports helped you? Name a female Indian Chess player. Who is the current chess grandmaster? Which is your favourite subject. What is CRR and SLR? How often are these rates altered? Who is the Finance Minister of India? Who is the External Affairs Minister of India? Where is the headquarters of NASA located? Where is the head office of PayTm?
Excerpt from Interview 4
Candidate Profile:- B.Com (Hons.)
Questions: How aware are you of the farmer's protest? Tell us 2 places in Delhi, where protests usually happen? What were your favourite subjects in undergrad (academic questions based on stated subjects) What is the reason for fluctuation in your academic percentage /marks during college. Why should we select you? What makes you different?
Excerpt from Interview 5
Candidate Profile: B. Pharma, work experience- 2.5 Years
Questions: Tell us about yourself? Can you tell how does a drug work? How are new drugs discovered? How do we know this molecule will work for this disease? What is this efficacy that we are hearing about for vaccines? 80% or 90% efficacy, what is this? How do you measure efficacy? There is a new cricket stadium opened in Gujarat, what is its capacity? What is the capacity of Lords? What about Eden Gardens? Are you sure about it? What are your hobbies?