Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2020 - 21)

Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 15-20 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1
Candidate’s Profile: B.Com (Final year)
Questions: Which all calls do you have? Tell me something about Chandigarh and Panchkula. (a girl from PKL won beauty pageant recently) Do you think it is justified to judge someone in a beauty pageant based on their body shape, size and colour? Can you name any black women who won a beauty pageant? You are fresher, why should we select you? What kind of new ideas can you bring to the table? How can MBA help you in your career growth?
Excerpt from Interview 2
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Candidate’s Profile:- B.Com (Hons.)
Questions: Tell me something about yourself?  You are from Lucknow, who is the architect of Rumi Darwaza? History of Bada Imamabada, why was it built, to solve what problem? You have done Bcom, why MBA not M.Com? Difference between leader and manager? What problems are faced in balancing the balance sheet? What do we call the assets after subtracting depreciation? You are 20 years old, what would be your depreciation value? How will you find the depreciation/ current value of your laptop? Hobbies? Which book have you read recently?  What did you learn from it?  What are the types of depreciation? Tell us the methods to calculate it? Suppose you do MBA and after 2 years you are a manager in some company, you have 10 people working under you but they are not listening to you, you keep on giving orders but they don't listen. What will you do? Explain some real life situation where you can face this?
Excerpt from Interview 3
Candidate’s Profile: BCA
Questions: Introduce yourself? Do you respect armed forces? (Since the candidate has a Naval background). Then why did you not join it? Why joining the corporate structure which is full of greed, money etc.? Why should we select you? And why should we not? What is the probability of you getting selected here? I give you frequency and ask you to plot data on the bar graph, then what is it called? Where do you see yourself 20 years down the line? MSME sector definitions.
Excerpt from Interview 4
Candidate’s Profile: Final Year B.A. (Hons.)
Questions: Explain why your graduation grades are so low? Tell us about your badminton achievements ? (Candidate is a Badminton Player). More questions related to the game and why leave badminton then? Why do you want to pursue MBA? Some questions based on the candidate’s university and then the panelist asked about the candidate’s  life philosophy! Explain to us if you have the power and authority then how would you run the country? Questions on mean, median, mode? Next question was what is the specific term for these super high values? There's a specific statistical term. What other MBA calls do you have? Why are you not focussing on IIM (B) and IIM(C). The candidate gives a convincing answer.
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Excerpt from Interview 5
Candidate’s Profile: B. Pharma, work experience- 2.5 Years
Questions: You work at Cipla right? (Candidate’s reply- No, ZS associates. I work as a knowledge management Associate). What do you do at ZS? What is primary research and secondary research? What is the difference between them? What all projects you worked on? What is opportunity assessment? How is it done? What kind of data you look at? Why MBA? You are from a pharmacy background and there are not many pharma companies that come to IIM Lucknow, why do you want to join? Thanks, you can sign out now.
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