Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2021 - 22)

Department of Management Studies (DoMS) is a part of IIT Madras, counted among the premier institutes of India. IIT-M is the first IIT to start streams other than engineering. DoMS extends a two-year full-time MBA programme, that focuses on the core functional areas of management. It shortlists candidates based on their composite score, consisting of CAT score, work experience, past academic performance, academic and gender diversity. Finally, the interview round and overall profile of the candidate is considered while making the admission list.
Selection Process
The admission process for MBA ’22 batch is held in the following sequence:
  • Shortlisting (based on CAT score and overall profile)
  • Personal Interview
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Interview Experiences
A panel of two members probed the candidates on their work experience, general awareness, hobbies, and college preferences. There were rarely any questions on academics, and most of the candidates found the interview manageable. Some were also asked questions related to their hometown and family. The average duration of an interview was 15-20 minutes. Glance through the interview experiences of four candidates at DoMS:
Interview 1:
Background:Biomedical engineering, Work Ex of 2 years
Questions:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Tell us about your organisation. Tell us about an innovative product developed by your organisation.
  • Is AI outperforming, underperforming, or rightly performing?
  • Why did you choose engineering?
  • Tell us some good and some bad things aboutyour workplace.
  • Do you have any questions for us?
The candidate was also asked a few questions on her SOP.
Interview 2:
Background:Work Ex of 7 months
Questions:
  • Tell me about your family.
  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • What is your work profile?
  • What are your interests and hobbies? So, are you aware of any recent news related to chess?
  • Why MBA so soon? You don’t have much work experience yet.
  • Name twoCEOs of successful startups who are MBA graduates.
Interview 3:
Background:B.Com, Fresher
Questions:
  • Tell me two things about yourself.
  • Tell us about your hometown.Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was from your town. Do you know about him? Who was his successor President? What were the achievements of APJ Abdul Kalamas a scientist?
  • Tell me about your hobbies
  • Who is the current RBI governor? What is his role?
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Interview 4:
Background:B.Tech (ECE), Work Ex of 22 months
Questions:
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Which team has a good chance of winning IPL? And why? Do you follow the women's World Cup?
  • If youare an analyst in a sports channel, how will you predict the winner? How will you analyse it? Which top 3 teams have a good chance of winning WC? And why?
  • Tell us about your work experience.If you get a chance to work in the same company after MBA, will you continue?
  • Which skills do you want to develop by doing an MBA?
  • Why do youwant to take a break for 2 years to do MBA, when you are doing good in your work?
  • Do you follow current affairs?
  • Are you aware of any trending news?
  • Does war impact the Indian economy? What is happening to crude prices due to war?
  • Who is Ukraine’s president? What was his profession before he became president?
  • What other calls do you have? Which college will you choose if you convert them all?
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