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B-schools: How to crack the PI round

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ravish chaubey
This article hardly helps, the true story is a lot different.
by ravish chaubey on Mar 21, 2010 05:24 AM  | Hide replies

This article just restates the cliches about IIM interviews. The reality can be a lot different.
1. Focus is on elimination: Calls are usually given in a ratio of 1:4, and number of final offers can go as high as half the total number of calls in case of newer IIMS (LIK) to factor in the candidates who will be offered but will not be joining. So, the focus is more on evaluating you and the interviewers are not looking for a reason to chuck you.
2. It's all personal: My interview started with a discussion on Poisson distribution. So, expect the unexpected. Your questions will depend as much as your interviewers expertise (they are professors who are experts in different fields, my interviewer, as expected, turned out to be statistics professor at IIM) as on the CV that you submit. So, be thorough with whatever you write on your CV (acads, work ex, hobbies, etc.) Prepare for personal questions, but don't come up with canned answers. Also, CONFIDENCE is very important, and you have to display it without sounding arrogant. Each IIM focuses on different areas. Read through experiences of other people on pagalguy to get an idea of gd topics and pi questions.
3. It all depends on GD / PI: GD/PI is one of the components for final selection (though the interviewers my "VETO" your application if they find you insufferable during the process. there are weightages for CAT score, 10/ 12th marks, work ex, etc too. Wish you all best of luck for your prep.

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Re: This article hardly helps, the true story is a lot different.
by HIMKAR TRIPATHI on Mar 22, 2010 04:33 PM
totaly waste

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mitesh kambli
useless article from useless editor & advertiser
by mitesh kambli on Mar 17, 2010 07:44 PM

useless article..................

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by raheja on Mar 17, 2010 04:54 PM

If the person is a "she", then the person is in always. never seen getting rejected.

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What does your father do?
by iota on Mar 17, 2010 04:36 PM  | Hide replies

"Touch briefly upon your family"

What has family got to do with you being selected. Isn't this interview about YOU.
But, this is illiterate interviewers function.

I know of a friend who was rejected by a Software Company because his father was so called businessman/shopkeeper. Companies prefer people whose fathers are in some service/job.

The company was a software company in kolkata, the guy was engineer.


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prasanna bg
Re: What does your father do?
by prasanna bg on Mar 17, 2010 04:58 PM
dude !!! I have conducted couple of interviews (yes in software companies) and no one judges someone my his parents or his family !!! all they expect to say ur father's name and mother's name with some respect ie., if father's name is XYZ, tell it shri.XYZ..... and yes introduce ur family with proudness ( and yes i dont mean you and tell that father owns a ferrari with proud, definately it wont be good with the interviewer)

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by iota on Mar 17, 2010 06:54 PM

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B Schools
by ashambani on Mar 17, 2010 04:33 PM  | Hide replies

Useless article

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dharmendra dewan
Re: B Schools
by dharmendra dewan on Mar 17, 2010 04:42 PM
agree... this is general advice... waste of space

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