Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (2019 - 20)

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The selection process at IIM K consists of Essay Writing (WAT), followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback - Essay Writing (WAT)
Duration: 25 minutes
Word Limit: Two sides of A4
  • CAA demonstrations attempt to save democracy or threaten nation’s sovereignty?
  • Businesses should rethink 'consumer is the king' philosophy.
  • India and Pakistan can never be friends.
  • Nationalism is out-of-date.
  • Privacy is dead.
  • Should student unions be removed from college because of their political affiliations?
  • Do we underestimate the cost of mobile phone rates in India?
  • Organisations should shift to a 4-day work week.
  • Facebook should be banned.
  • Politics and religion are inseparable.
  • Can India and China ever be friends?
  • Caste-based reservation is impudent to casteless society.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 15-25 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (CSE), Work Experience of few months
Where do you work? What business is it involved in? What language you code? What is investment? Explain like you're talking to a kid. What is Hamiltonian circuit? Give one real life example. What is Euler circuit? Give a real life example? Do you know about Traveling salesman problem? Give an example. Did you not study in graduation? Do you read any business newspaper? What is GDP? What exactly are those numbers published about GDP? What is RBI? Name a few subjects from your last year in college. What other calls do you have? Have you heard of Mu Sigma? What are the implications of those symbols? Do you have any questions for us?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B. Tech (Metallurgy), Fresher
Tell me something not written in the profile form. (Given three topics: Social media, Global warming and E-waste) Can you relate them? So, global warming is an upcoming threat? What are your aspirations? What does your father do? What do you know about Kerala? Which specialization will you go for? Which company do you want to work for? Where is Kanthal located? What are your hobbies? Can you name three Indian cricketers in the T20 World Cup Team?
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Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B.Sc. Mathematics (H), Work experience of 1 month in digital marketing startup
Introduce yourself. You mentioned participating in social welfare projects. What all projects have you participated in? What is the biggest problem that you think NGOs face today? If you were in a position of power, how would you change this? But you have managed to get good marks, so is this not hypocritical? Okay, you are from Mathematics background, right? Then make a function that can measure a person's happiness. Explain what you have done. So you basically added them all? So if any of the needs are not met, then happiness is zero? Are you aware of any business news? Do you know about Poisson distribution? Any other distribution that you know about? Draw its graph and explain. Do you have anything to ask?
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