The selection process at SIBM Pune consists of a Group Exercise and Written Ability Test (WAT), followed by a Personal Interview.
Feedback – Group Exercise
No. of participants: 7
Each candidate was shown different set of two pictures/slides and asked to choose one. Then, they had to work as a team and form a story out of their chosen pictures.
Feedback - WAT
Duration: 12 minutes
A total of 5 GK questions were to be answered and a topic was given to write about. Topics given:
- Insolvency of Airlines
- India is demographically divided: reality or myth?
Feedback - Personal Interview
Duration: 10-20 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1-
Candidate Profile: Work Experience of few years
Introduce yourself. Your academics are very strong. Then why MBA? tell us about your work profile. (many specific questions related to work) So, tell me how would you deal with criticism from your juniors? Why did you choose SIBM Pune for pursuing MBA? What other options do you have? What is meant by Industry 4.0? And Big data analytics? Do you want to ask us anything?
Excerpt from Interview 2-
Candidate Profile: B.Tech (Mathematics & Computing), Fresher
Tell us about yourself. (some cross questioning) So, what major subjects did you study in graduation? (Given a graph of modulus of x) Is it continuous and differential? Why and how? Let's say you keep digging into the earth and come out of the other end, where will you come out from? Give me a mathematical explanation. What are your hobbies? What's the weirdest thing you've done?