Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2019 - 20)

Process
The process of selection at DoMS, IIT Madras consists of a Written Ability Test (WAT), followed by a Personal Interview.
Feedback- Written Ability Test (WAT)
Word limit: 300
Duration: 30 minutes
  • In this era of incubation and startups, how will you evaluate the potential of a business idea prior to investment?
  • Outsourcing
Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 15-20 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2-3
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Com, Fresher
(common interview for IIT Delhi & IIT Madras)
How are you feeling? You're in your final year of college, what's the hurry? Why do you want to do an MBA right away? Don't you think you'll be at a disadvantage against those with work experience? Why are there so many engineers trying to pursue an MBA? Are they better managers? You have really high marks in 12th. Did you get a state rank? What are some of the subjects you've learnt in college? Have you heard of IRR, NPV and payback period? Would you like me to explain each of them? Compare them. So which do you think is more widely used? What could be the benefit of using payback period? Do you read the newspaper? Which part do you focus on? What is the monetary policy? How often is it drafted? What is the economic survey? Who publishes it? Who is the commerce minister? Name any female minister other than the finance minister. What is she in charge of? Name the finance minister of Tamil Nadu. Name a female minister of Tamil Nadu.
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: BBA, Fresher
Introduce yourself. Who is the current RBI governor? So, you are from Uttar Pradesh. What do you think of Ram Mandir decision? Was it an ideal verdict? What was the decision? Was it a majoritarian decision? Do you know anything about the Belt and Road initiative by China? Why did US kill that Iranian general ? Do you know anything about it? What was Iran's reaction after that? US also had passed some motion about an Iranian military organisation a while back. What's its name? Tell me some similarities and differences between US parliament and Indian parliament. How are members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha elected? You have written you like to solve online riddles. Ask me the best one you ever encountered. Tell me some recent business news. Why did gold prices rise so suddenly some days back? So, why did they come down again suddenly yesterday? What's your stand on CAA/NRC? Tell the arguments. So what do you think is it correct or not? Which subject you liked most in your undergrad? Tell me Modi 2.0 campaign using this theory. Tell me what impacted most to businesses that got implemented in Modi 1.0. Give me bullet points only.
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