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
- Social media: invasion of privacy
- Pollution crises in Metro cities
- Rise of intolerance in India
- Attitude of foreign Investors for India in 2019
- Bitcoin: Fad or Rise
- Social media is inherently a selfish medium
- Education system in India. Does it need to change?
- Environment v/s development
- Need bring greed. If greed increases, it spoils the breed.
- 2019 elections are coalition based and not agenda based.
- Rising nationalism across countries
Other Extempore Topics:
Duration: 1 minute to think, 2 minutes to speak
- Road rage and juvenile crimes- how to reduce them?
- How to improve tourism in Agra (candidate from Agra)
- How will you improve the power scenario of India? (candidate from power engineering academia)
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration: 20-25 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: Fresher
Introduce yourself. (A few questions on stock market- stock market exchanges in Asia- candidate mentioned stock market as his interest) How do they affect our market? What is the current scenario ( recent NBFC crunch). How did market perform the previous day? Do you read newspaper? (Candidate mentioned sports and stock market news). (A few more questions on stock markets and cricket).
Extempore: speak on ‘relating cricket with business’
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: specialization in Business Administration
Introduce yourself. Can you tell me the breakeven formula? What is NPV? Here it is written in your application form that you were an english teacher, we don't teach english here. What will you do here? When you came in and when you were giving your introduction, your voice was shrill, soft, breaking a little. Any problem with your voice? Which other calls do you have? What would you do if you don't get selected this year? How do you keep yourself updated? Which newspaper? What have you read in the last seven days? Okay tell me what are the different taxes that an individual pay? (Income Tax and GST) Are both of these same? Why does government tax us? What is the percentage of taxes in government revenue? Can you tell about the tax rates or tax structure of any other country in the world? Which specialization are you interested in? What are the other resources for an organization? Tell us the definition of a resource? Now tell me, what according to you is the biggest resource for a company? Okay, then other than HR what are other resources? Marketing is a resource? What kind of HR firm would you want to secure a job in? Do you know what an HR does? Do you know what HR Courses do we teach here? Do you have any questions for us?
Extempore: Assuming that you are an HR Manager in an organization, design some family policies for the people working in an organization.
Excerpt from Interview 3-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Mechanical), Fresher
Tell us about yourself. Why MBA? Tell us three points on agricultural distress. Pros and cons of Modi ji ki sarkar? You mentioned photography, so what’s the full form of DSLR? Ever heard cc? what is it? What is torque? What is fulcrum? Which sector has the highest and lowest GDP? And which has the highest and lowest employment? How GST works? Volkswagen is brand of which country? What's the capital?
Extempore: How would you combine mechanical engineering and management?
Excerpt from Interview 4-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (CSE), Fresher
How many banks are there in India? Which is the largest bank in India? Which is the second largest bank in India? Why do you think it is the second largest? What are the functions of RBI? What are the interest rates in FD and loans? Who is the Finance Minister of India? Who presented Interim Budget this year? And why? Which newspaper do you follow for business updates? What are your favourite subjects in engineering? (Answered compiler and DBMS) What does a compiler do? Difference between compiler and interpreter? Explain BCNF. Explain BCNF in 30 seconds to someone who knows nothing about DBMS.Extempore:
Time is money