The selection process at SIIB Pune consists of WAT (Written Ability Test), Picture Assessment Test, Group Discussion and a Personal Interview.
Feedback - WAT
Duration: 20-25 minutes
Word Limit: 1 page (A4 size)
- Should schools adopt vernacular language as the primary mode?
- Work From Home - A new normal? Elaborate.
- Can electric cars be the future in India? Considering the infrastructure constraints.
- Social media has done more harm than good to us.
Feedback - GD
Topic: Is the New Education Policy introduced in India revolutionary?
Feedback - Picture Assessment Test
A picture is shown for 30 seconds and candidates are asked to write on it.
Feedback- Personal Interview
Duration: 10-15 minutes
No. of Panelists: 2
Excerpt from Interview 1
Candidate Profile: B.Tech Petroleum Engineering
Questions: What is your educational background? Tell us about your family background. Questions based on father's business. Questions related to core subjects from Petroleum Engineering. Questions on candidate’s hobbies? Elaborate on the Education policy? What is sustainable development?
Excerpt from Interview 2
Candidate Profile: (B.Tech Electronics and communication), Work Experience- 15 months
Questions: Tell us about yourself? Why do you want to pursue MBA in International Business? A few questions on current affairs. Questions were then asked on the candidate’s work experience? Why not pursue post- graduation in the same field?
Excerpt from Interview 3
Candidate’s Profile: Bachelors in Computer Engineering, Work Experience - 2 years as software engineer with HSBC Technology
Why MBA?So you have worked in Pune, tell us something about the city we don't know. How will your work experience help you with the international business domain? What are the roots of HSBC? What is the exact protest situation happening in HK?
Excerpt from Interview 4
Candidate’s Profile: Graduation (Agriculture)
Questions: Introduce yourself? Why did you opt for agriculture during graduation? What is current GDP? Name some important Agri-business companies?What steps would you take to improve the agriculture sector if you would have been the agriculture minister of the country? What are the problems faced by the farmers? Your views on the current crisis situation- Farmer’s Protest?