MBA Interview Questions Part 3 - Online Article

This is an endeavour to keep you updated about the GD topics and interview questions that have figured in the MBA selection process in different institutes in the past few years. It is a compilation of the actual questions that have been put to the candidates from different background. We hope this would give you a good insight of what you are likely to experience on the D-day.

Following questions were asked for the interview of IIM-C in 2004

     
  1. Why is there a fluctuation in your marks?
     
  2.  
  3. What is your work profile? You are a graduate in electronics, then why shifting to IT?
     
  4.  
  5. What is the difference in Windows and Linux?
     
  6.  
  7. In depth questions on networking from an engineering final year student were asked.
     
  8.  
  9. How will you apply Keynesian theory in today's international scenario?
     
  10.  
  11. What is marginal efficiency of capital?
     
  12.  
  13. Why do you look different in your photograph?
     
  14.  
  15. Why do you want to do MBA?
     
  16.  
  17. Why not join MICA for advertising rather that IIMB?
     
  18.  
  19. Who is your role model?
     
  20.  
  21. Why should we select you?
     
  22.  
  23. What does your name mean?
     
  24.  
  25. The panel asked for recent books read and asked questions on the books which mentioned.
     
  26.  
  27. Why MBA and how does it help you in your career?
     
  28.  
  29. How will you define integration and differentiation?
     
  30.  
  31. What is the application of integration in present working environment?
     
  32.  
  33. Questions on the project in the final year of engineering.
     
  34.  
  35. How much percentile did you have and what is the process of calculation of percentile?
     
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  37. What would be your rank (with respect to you percentile) assuming that total number of participants is 1.5 lakhs?
     
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  39. What is the concept of overdriving in automobile engineering?
     
  40.  
  41. What is the principal of air conditioner?
     
  42.  
  43. What are your hobbies? What type of books do you like to read?
     
  44.  
  45. How many calls do you have?
     
  46.  
  47. Why is the difference between CAT'98 and CAT'03?
     
  48.  
  49. How much do you know about finance?
     
  50.  
  51. How do you operate a bank account?
     
  52.  
  53. Why MBA now after having 5 years of solid work experience?
     
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  55. Why didn't you contribute enough in the GD?
     
  56.  
  57. What is "Nagma", apart from the South Indian actress?
     
  58.  
  59. Difference between a "Nagma" and a "Ghazal"?
     
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  61. Which is largest training company of India?
     
  62.  
  63. Which company has been acquired by NIIT recently?
     
  64.  
  65. What is the present literacy rate of India?
     

Following questions were asked at IIM-C prior to 2004

Engineering

     
  1. Question on fundamentals of de-watering were asked.
  2.  
  3. What is PERT and CPM?
  4.  
  5. In depth questions on Michael Jordon.
  6.  
  7. Name few novels by Lapierre and Larry Collins.
  8.  
  9. If the table present in the interview room was made of RCC, where would be tension and compression?
  10.  
  11. What is the ratio of cement to concrete in a column?
  12.  
  13. Why did you joined the postal course of IMS?
  14.  
  15. How did you perform in the GD?
  16.  
  17. Your opinion on the walls of IIFT.
  18.  
  19. Why didn't you join armed forces (father an army officer)?
  20.  
  21. Briefly introduce yourself.
  22.  
  23. Why do you want to do management?
     
  24.  
  25. Your views on the current political situation.
     
  26.  
  27. What are the pros and cons of engineers doing MBA?
     
  28.  
  29. What are your expectations from IIMC?
     
  30.  
  31. Will engineers join MBA if there is no salary rights?
     
  32.  
  33. What are the qualities of a world class manufacturer?
     
  34.  
  35. Do you think students in public schools of Delhi are snobs?
     
  36.  
  37. Can they (students) make good managers?

Commerce

     
  1. Differentiate between accounts and finance.
     
  2.  
  3. What is your favorite subject? (Management accounting).
     
  4.  
  5. Mention three questions on economics on which we could grill you.
     
  6.  
  7. What measures would you adopt to enhance profits of your company?
     
  8.  
  9. What are the tools of cost cutting?
     
  10.  
  11. Solve a problem in differentiation.
  12.  
  13. What are your career goals?
     
  14.  
  15. A Discussion on dictatorship.
     
  16.  
  17. Integration of |x| + C with limits -1 to 1.
     
  18.  
  19. What is a skew symmetric matrix?
     
  20.  
  21. What is the probability of getting a head in 3 tosses of a coin?

Science

     
  1. Abhishek Aggarwal (BSc Physics) What are your favorite subjects?
     
  2.  
  3. State the laws of thermodynamics?
     
  4.  
  5. What is the application of super conductivity in the field of IT?
     
  6.  
  7. What do you know about Haryana-Punjab dispute?
     
  8.  
  9. Give practical examples of fission and fusion.
     
  10.  
  11. What are your views on Pokhran?
     
  12.  
  13. Questions on prominent Indian physicists.
     
  14.  
  15. Why do you want to do MBA?
     
  16.  
  17. How did you prepare for CAT?
  18.  
  19. How will your study of Botany help you to achieve your career objectives?
     
  20.  
  21. What were the major upsets at Oscar awards this year?
     
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  23. Can you name the north eastern states. What are the major problems they are facing?
     
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  25. Comment on SGPC and problems in Punjab.
     
  26.  
  27. Questions on coordinate geometry, compound interest.

Economics

     
  1. Why do you want to do MBA?
     
  2.  
  3. What is the correlation between GDP growth and development of communications network.?
     
  4.  
  5. What is a GDP deflator?
     
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  7. Give a model for correlation.
     
  8.  
  9. What will be effect of lowering of interest rates on GDP?
     
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  11. What other factors would increase GDP?
     
  12.  
  13. What are your favorite subjects?
     
  14.  
  15. What is inflexion point and when does it appear on a graph?
     
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  17. How can you measure inflexion point or locate it?
     
  18.  
  19. Which institute would you prefer?
  20.  
  21. What questions should we ask you?
     
  22.  
  23. Do you think interview should only focus on academics?
     
  24.  
  25. Questions on theater and NSD.
     
  26.  
  27. Comment on the present state of education system.
     
  28.  
  29. What is the relevance of economics?
     
  30.  
  31. Ask from yourself three questions that would reveal your capability?
     
  32.  
  33. Between matrices and calculus which area will you choose to answer questions?
     
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  35. Is x! continuous? If so then why? What is 1.5!?

Following questions were asked for the interview of IIM-L in 2004

B.E. - Mech.

     
  1. What is your project in Final year? Many questions based on it where asked.
     
  2.  
  3. What is your career plan?
     
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  5. What are your hobbies? What type of books do you like to read? Further questions on the book mentioned.
     
  6.  
  7. Questions on job profile & work experience?
     
  8.  
  9. What is your career vision and how do you plan to achieve it.
     
  10.  
  11. In which language do you work?
     
  12.  
  13. How many engineering college are there in Delhi?
     
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  15. How many states have women as chief minister? Can you name those states?
     
  16.  
  17. What was the head line of Economics Times day before yesterday?
     
  18.  
  19. Do you want to ask any question from the panel?

B.E. - IT

     
  1. What are your career goals?
     
  2.  
  3. Which institutes have you applied to?
     
  4.  
  5. What would be your preference in case you get calls from the other IIMs too?
     
  6.  
  7. Questions on work experience and job profile.
     
  8.  
  9. Why don't you join ISB? (since candidate seemed keen to earning a lot, very fast).
     
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  11. What is your opinion on the fee deduction that is taking place?
     
  12.  
  13. What is the green-house effect?
     
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  15. What else are you good at besides academics?
     
  16.  
  17. What do you think about the India-Bangladesh pipeline?

B.E (Computer Science)

     
  1. Why were you late for the GD?
     
  2.  
  3. Where all have you applied to?
     
  4.  
  5. What are your subjects of interest?
     
  6.  
  7. Number of questions on books and authors were asked.
     
  8.  
  9. Mention the capitals of the Indian states & their Chief Ministers.
     
  10.  
  11. What is the six-sigma approach?

ECO (H)

     
  1. Micro-economics questions on:
      a) Classical theory
      b) Neo-classical theory
      c) Keynesian Model
      d) Marxian model
  2.  
  3. Discussion on Socialism.
     
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  5. What other calls have you got? Which would you choose?
     
  6.  
  7. What is your alternative career plan in case you don't get selected ?
     
  8.  
  9. What is the 'Sindhu'? Where does it flow?
     

Following questions were asked at IIM -L prior to 2004

Engineering

B.Tech Textile

     
  1. Tell us about yourself.
     
  2.  
  3. Questions on hobbies.
     
  4.  
  5. Comment basketball scenario in India.
     
  6.  
  7. What are the rules of snooker?
     
  8.  
  9. Why do you want to do MBA?
     
  10.  
  11. What are your salary expectations after finishing MBA?
     
  12.  
  13. How is Indian textile industry doing?

B.Tech Chemical

     
  1. What are the major chemical process in sugar industry?
     
  2.  
  3. Questions on music and movies.
     
  4.  
  5. Tell us about yourself.
     
  6.  
  7. Mention few operating systems and differentiate between them.
  8.  

Commerce

BCom

     
  1. Why do you have such diverse interests?
     
  2.  
  3. Do you travel a lot? If yes then where?
     
  4.  
  5. What does your father do?
     
  6.  
  7. What do you do in your job?
     
  8.  
  9. Are the psychological test reliable?

ACWA

     
  1. Questions on differential and integral calculus.
     
  2.  
  3. Questions on work experience.
     
  4.  
  5. What is balance sheet and P&L account? What are the major entries?

Science

     
  1. BSc Computer
  2.  
  3. What do you know about Cauvery (Kaveri) Dam issue?
     
  4.  
  5. What were the trouble shooting measures used there?
     
  6.  
  7. How has NAFTA helped Canada?
     
  8.  
  9. Compare and contrast the Indian and Canadian cultures.
     
  10.  
  11. Why do you want to study in India? Why not in Canada/Australia?

BBA

     
  1. Compare marketing strategy of De Beers and Mercedes.
     
  2.  
  3. How would you market liquor?
     
  4.  
  5. Will you take up a job with ITC?
     
  6.  
  7. What changes have occurred in HR practices over the years?
     
  8.  
  9. What are your career goals?
     
  10.  
  11. In which order will you go to the IIMs?

Economics

BA Hons., Econ.

     
  1. What is capital account convertibility? Is it advisable for India.?
     
  2.  
  3. Why are you wearing a tie?
     
  4.  
  5. What preference do you have for specialization?
     
  6.  
  7. What application does economics have for management?
     
  8.  
  9. Why so many economics guys are coming today?
     
  10.  
  11. Why don't you consider doing MA?

BA Hons., Econ.

     
  1. Questions about the GD.
     
  2.  
  3. What are indifference curves and utility concepts?
     
  4.  
  5. What is law of demand? What are exceptions to it?
     
  6.  
  7. How many types of goods are there?
     
  8.  
  9. Suggest an economically feasible solution to prevent the degradation of forests.

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