The selection process (CAP) for new IIMs consists of Essay Writing (WAT) followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback – Essay Writing (WAT)
There was no WAT this year(2021) due to covid.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 15-20 minutes
No. of Panellists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1
Candidate Profile: B.Com.(Hons.)
Questions:The interview was held online. How are you?Have you completed your graduation?What did you do after that? (Online courses)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? ( A detailed discussion on this with example) Next academic related questions were asked.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.(Candidate told about Facebook - Australia conflict). Any other? (Candidate talksabout 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?
What is this called when expenditure is more than income?
Excerpt from Interview 2
Questions: The interview was held online. Tell us something about yourself. Write a program to swap the values of two variables without using a third variable. Good.okay! 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 importance of data management in today's business world? Candidate explains about the important technologies and issues of security and how data can be stored, accessed etc. Okay, we are done with the interview process. You can log out.
Excerpt from Interview 3
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’s 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 and then tested my knowledge of them. (The candidate tells-Marketing and organization behaviour). The panellists asked the reason for fluctuation in academic percentage /marks during college. Why should we select you? What makes you different?
Excerpt from Interview 5
Candidate’s 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 Gujrat, what is its capacity? What is the capacity of Lords? What about Eden Gardens? Are you sure about it? What are your hobbies?