MBA Interview Questions Part 4 - 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-K in 2005

     
  1. In which Company are you working?
     
  2.  
  3. Your companies collaboration with IIMK, what is it?
     
  4.  
  5. what are the Specialties of kanpur?
     
  6.  
  7. How will you develop UP, if you are made the CM of UP?
     
  8.  
  9. What are the developed states in India?
     
  10.  
  11. What is brain drain?, IITian's going abroad( A very Long Discussion)
  12.  
  13. Tell us about yourself?
     
  14.  
  15. They asked about Academic background, 10th, 12th, and graduation marks
     
  16.  
  17. Hobbies- Reading, then they asked a lot about reading habit
     
  18.  
  19. Why MBA?
     
  20.  
  21. Questions on how you had filled your form were asked
  22.  
  23. Tell us about yourself
     
  24.  
  25. Questions from Himachal Pradesh, Why Dharamshala is Famous?
     
  26.  
  27. Hobbies- Quizzing, then they asked
      o Who was the first finance minister of India?
      o Who is the present finace secretary on India?
      o Why calicut is famous for?
      o Vasco de gama was from which country?
     
  28.  
  29. What is your favorite topic in quantitative aptitude? (PROBABILITY)
     
  30.  
  31. What is Normal curve, Mean, Median, Mode ?
     
  32.  
  33. Why IIM?, why not IMI?

BBA

     
  1. Questions on educational background were asked.
     
  2.  
  3. Questions on family Background were asked
     
  4.  
  5. Questions on academics were asked
     
  6.  
  7. Grilling onInterests and hobbies?
     

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

     
  1. What are your hobbies? What type of books do you like to read?
     
  2.  
  3. In which language do you work?
     
  4.  
  5. What was the headlines of Economics Times day before yesterday.
     
  6.  
  7. What is your project in Final year?
     
  8.  
  9. Many successful IITians have opened firms without doing an MBA so why you do not follow that route to entrepreneurship?
     
  10.  
  11. How many calls do you have?
     
  12.  
  13. What is the political status of Rajasthan?
     
  14.  
  15. What were your subjects in final year?
     
  16.  
  17. Questions from Mathematics especially higher maths were asked.
     
  18.  
  19. Questions from human development index were asked.
     
  20.  
  21. What is the present GDP growth and how will you calculate it?
     
  22.  
  23. What is formatting?
     
  24.  
  25. What is Poisson distribution?
     
  26.  
  27. What is binomial theorem?
     
  28.  
  29. Questions on probability were asked.
     
  30.  
  31. Questions related to hardware and CPU were asked.
     
  32.  
  33. What is your favourite subject?
     
  34.  
  35. Did you find out why IIM-A didn't give you a call?
     
  36.  
  37. Why are you going for general management and not agri-management? (student had done a course in agriculture)
     
  38.  
  39. Question on quadratic equations were asked.
     
  40.  
  41. What is partitioning in computer jargon?
     

Following questions were asked at IIM-K prior to 2004

Engineering

BE Mech.

     
  1. What are your career goals?
     
  2.  
  3. Why shift from engineering to management?
     
  4.  
  5. Why do you want to leave a job in L&T?
     
  6.  
  7. What is quality control and quality assurance?
     
  8.  
  9. How will you find a design fault in a machine?
     
  10.  
  11. How will you rectify design faults?
     
  12.  
  13. What other calls have you got? Which one will you prefer?

B.Tech Industrial Eng.

     
  1. What is work and time study?
     
  2.  
  3. Why is Fredrick Taylor known as the father of Industrial Engineering?
     
  4.  
  5. What are the different type of production process?
     
  6.  
  7. What is product cycle time?
     
  8.  
  9. Mention five sentences about yourself.
     
  10.  
  11. What are your hobbies?
     
  12.  
  13. How can a company benefit from CAD/CAM?

Commerce

BCom Hons.

     
  1. What is financial leverage/operating leverage?
     
  2.  
  3. A few questions on differentiation were given to solve.
     
  4.  
  5. Why do you want to do MBA?
     
  6.  
  7. What is producer surplus?
     
  8.  
  9. What is consumer surplus?

BCom

     
  1. What is e-commerce?
     
  2.  
  3. What is your job description?
     
  4.  
  5. What is the most significant achievement in your life?
     
  6.  
  7. Why don't journalists start their own ventures independently?
     
  8.  
  9. Do management's interfere in running of newspapers?

Science

BSc Statistics

     
  1. What is statistical quality control?
     
  2.  
  3. What are the differences in education imparted by schools in England and India?
     
  4.  
  5. What are piano grades?
     
  6.  
  7. What are stochastic processes?
     
  8.  
  9. What is general ECA?

Economics

BA Hons., Econ.

     
  1. Tell us about yourself.
     
  2.  
  3. Why is India poor?
     
  4.  
  5. What are the different welfare indices?
     
  6.  
  7. What are your extra curricular activities?
     
  8.  
  9. Which is your favourite programme?
     
  10.  
  11. Which types of book do you read? How do they affect your moral values?
     
  12.  
  13. Talk about your father's business.

BA Hons., Econ.

     
  1. You are from which state?
     
  2.  
  3. Questions on Kerala (Home state) and 'God of Small Things' were asked.
     
  4.  
  5. What is consumer and producer surplus?
     
  6.  
  7. Mention few applications of statistics.
     
  8.  
  9. What is linear programming?
     
  10.  
  11. What is elasticity of demand?
     
  12.  
  13. Differentiate between revenue maximization vs profit maximization.
     
  14.  
  15. Is India going through stagnation? If yes then why?
     
  16.  
  17. Question on hobbies were asked.
     
  18.  
  19. Give few examples of elastic and inelastic goods.
     

Following questions were asked for the interview of IIM-I in 2005

Eco honours.

     
  1. What subjects have you studied in graduation?
     
  2.  
  3. Indebth questions on macro economics
     
  4.  
  5. What do you know about public finance?
     
  6.  
  7. What is the role played by advertising?( she had mentioned the word advertising in her form)
     
  8.  
  9. What are brands? Mention few famous brands?
     
  10.  
  11. What is colour blindness?
     
  12.  
  13. Mention few important national and international NGO`s( the form mentioned social work)

Mechanical engg.

     
  1. How many calls do you have?
     
  2.  
  3. GK questions like, who is the general secretary of UN, secretary of state of USA?
     
  4.  
  5. What are the major automobile companies operating in india? What are their major brands?
     
  6.  
  7. Why a T comes in the spelling of Tsunami?

Bcom.

     
  1. What are the obstacles in the growth of economic development?
     
  2.  
  3. On which sector should government sress, agriculture, manufacturing or service sector? Why?
     
  4.  
  5. The candidate was given a hypothetical situation and asked questions on account handling
     
  6.  
  7. What is elasticity of demand?
     
  8.  
  9. Questions on hometown were asked?
     
  10.  
  11. What are the main headlines of today?
     
  12.  
  13. How many calls do you have?
     

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

     
  1. Why do you want to do MBA?
     
  2.  
  3. How will MBA help you in long term?
     
  4.  
  5. What are your career objectives?
     
  6.  
  7. In which specialization you want to do MBA?
     
  8.  
  9. Which type of company do you like to join after MBA?
     
  10.  
  11. Which newspaper do you read?
     
  12.  
  13. What is the news at business and front page today?
     
  14.  
  15. Do you have any special interests?
     
  16.  
  17. Who is the editor of The Hindu?
     
  18.  
  19. What other books do you read apart from academic ones?
     
  20.  
  21. Name the Chief Ministers of AP/ Karnatka/ Tamilnadu.
     
  22.  
  23. Questions from the Projects in Final year of engineering were asked.
     
  24.  
  25. What are your hobbies? What type of books do you like to read?
     
  26.  
  27. Differentiate between Java and OOPs.
     
  28.  
  29. How many calls do you have?
     
  30.  
  31. What type of MBA do you want pursue?
     

Following questions were asked at IIM-I prior to 2004

Engineering

     
  1. What is pulp fiction?
     
  2.  
  3. What is the difference between pop music vs pulp fiction?
     
  4.  
  5. What are the uses of wood pulp and fruit pulp?
     
  6.  
  7. What are the used of sawdust?
     
  8.  
  9. Why is outer covering of a tree darker?
     
  10.  
  11. What is plywood?
     
  12.  
  13. What is ebony? Where is it grown?
     
  14.  
  15. Give example of a hallow cactus.
     
  16.  
  17. What is the history of Operational research?
     
  18.  
  19. Why IIM Indore?
     
  20.  
  21. Who is the music director of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?
     
  22.  
  23. What is your weakness?

BE Electronis and Instrumentation

     
  1. What could be the short-term and long-term solutions of the case study?
     
  2.  
  3. Why do you want to join IIM Indore?
     
  4.  
  5. What are the batting averages of Bradman, Sachin, Gavaskar?
     
  6.  
  7. What is special about Wasim Akrams hat-tricks?
     
  8.  
  9. Who do you think is the greatest all-rounder?
     
  10.  
  11. What are the latest happenings in cricket.
     
  12.  
  13. What other calls have you received? Which one would you prefer?
     
  14.  
  15. How will you contribute to your birth place?
     
  16.  
  17. What did you gain from your job?
     
  18.  
  19. Why do you want to do management?

Commerce

BCom Hons.

     
  1. Questions on important events in the past six months were asked.
     
  2.  
  3. Differentiate between IRR and NPV.
     
  4.  
  5. How will you compare firms belonging to different industries?
     
  6.  
  7. What is cash and fund flow?
     
  8.  
  9. How do you calculate the net profit of a firm?
     
  10.  
  11. Differentiate between cash basis and accrual basis.
     
  12.  
  13. What are the disadvantages of accrual basis?

BCom Hons.

     
  1. Differentiate monopolistic competition and monopoly?
     
  2.  
  3. What is perfect competition?
     
  4.  
  5. What is correlation? What are its applications?
     
  6.  
  7. Differentiate between balance sheets of Godrej and SAIL?
     
  8.  
  9. What are the applications of differentiation?
     
  10.  
  11. Questions on cricket were asked.

Science

BSc Chem

     
  1. What is the meaning of your name and surname?
     
  2.  
  3. Define caste system.
     
  4.  
  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of fractional distillation chamber?
     
  6.  
  7. Where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?
     
  8.  
  9. In which industry you would like to set up your company?
     
  10.  
  11. What are your views on Hindi as a national language?.
     
  12.  
  13. Who has been the best prime minister of India?
     
  14.  
  15. What are the major MNCs of pharma sector?

BSc Physics, Hons.

     
  1. How was your GD?
     
  2.  
  3. How can you apply laws of physics to GD?
     
  4.  
  5. In depth questions on physics were asked.
     
  6.  
  7. What was your job about?
     
  8.  
  9. Despite being a physics graduate, why are you working in the financial sector?
     
  10.  
  11. Which companies would you like to join after doing your MBA?
     
  12.  
  13. What kind of company you want to set up?
     
  14.  
  15. Why do you want to quit your job?

Economics

BA Hons. Econ.

     
  1. Name some Nobel laureates in physics and economics.
     
  2.  
  3. Why shift from science to economics?
     
  4.  
  5. What are indifference and isoquant curves?
     
  6.  
  7. What do their slopes signify?
     
  8.  
  9. What is least-cost resource combination?
     
  10.  
  11. Comment on Amartya Sen and welfare economics.
     
  12.  
  13. How many Indians feature in the CEAT ratings?
     
  14.  
  15. Who is best ever test player?
     
  16.  
  17. Who is likely to win the World Cup?
     
  18.  
  19. Where is Mt. Kilimanjaro?
     
  20.  
  21. What is the name of Kolkata port?
     
  22.  
  23. What is Navasheva?

BA Econ., MIB

     
  1. What is your impressions of the interview panel?
     
  2.  
  3. In depth question on extra-curricular activities were asked.
     
  4.  
  5. Why there is variations in marks in academics?
     
  6.  
  7. What are mean, median and mode?
     
  8.  
  9. What is the difference between a MNC and a Globally oriented firm?
     
  10.  
  11. Differentiate between marketing and international marketing.
     
  12.  
  13. Elaborate on your weaknesses.

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