The selection process at IMI consists of Essay Writing (WAT), and Personal Interview (including an extempore).
Feedback – Essay Writing (WAT)
Average Duration: 20 minutes
Word Limit: 250-300
- The rising population of India can be turned into an asset.
- Enhanced Global Recognition of India.
- It's time India should produce more entrepreneurs than managers.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20-25 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Mechanical), Work Experience of 5 months
Extempore: Tell us how will you sell your products in Bareilly and Greater Noida?
Tell us something about yourself which is not in the profile form. What is ICAS? What is vestige and its strategy? What is the difference between two stroke and four stroke? What will happen if I put Honda City tyres in Alto? What is front wheel drive and rear end wheel drive? Tell us something about Bareilly. What is RBI? Full form of RBI? Who is the governor of RBI? Who is the current Finance minister? Who was the previous one? What was the previous role of Nirmala Sitharaman? How many Lok Sabha seats are there? Who is the Lok Sabha Speaker? Who is the Rajya Sabha Speaker? How many total states are there in India? And UTs? Which is the new State? What is its capital? What are your future goals? Why don't you go for UPSC? What other calls do you have? Any questions for us?
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Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Mechanical), Fresher
Tell me something about yourself. Your academic scores suggest you are doing great in Mechanical engineering, then why not M.Tech, why MBA? What is your favorite subject from Mechanical engineering? Do you know what is drive train? When are bevel gears used? Tell me some real life applications. As of now, India is promoting EVs, can you list out some differences between EVs and Standard Vehicles? What is Bull Whip Effect? Tell me in 1 line. How could you reduce inventory? Okay, this will apply to the Manufacturer end, what about the retailer end, how would you do that? What is the difference between LLC and Public/Private Businesses? Define yourself in one word.
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (CSE), Work Experience of 1 year
How are you feeling. Are you nervous? Tell me something about yourself. So, you just worked for 4 months and then left. Why is it so? Which is your favourite subject in engineering? What is Networking? And why is it important in today's scenario? How does GPS work? How is it beneficial for Uber? What is hub and switch? You performed very well in Engineering. Why MBA then and not M.Tech? What are the various network topologies? Which MBA specialization would you choose? Any specific reason for marketing? What are your hobbies? What kind of books do you read? You studied any book recently? Do you read newspaper? What kind of news do you read? So, what is Coronavirus? What’s its official name? It has symptoms related to which disease? What is SARS? What is its source? Who is the current President of India? And Vice President? And Finance Minister?
Extempore: speak on the last book you read. You have to convince us to read that book.