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From : Manan Shamihoke

INTERVIEW :

1) INTERVIEW WAS FOR: SIBM
2) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience/List of calls): I am Manan Shamihoke. Have done schooling from KV Mehsana( Gujarat ). B.E. in Computer Engineering from North Gujarat university. I was a College topper. I have 26 months of work Ex. At eInfochips Ahmedabad. Iíve got calls from TAPMI, IMT Nagpur, ICFAI, SCMHRD, SIBM, NMIMS, XLRI(BM and PM&IR), XIMB till now.
3) No. OF PEOPLE AT THE PANEL : 3
4) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE INTERVIEW : Nice and Short Interview Iíd say. They started with my surname. Some 2 minutes on that and then they jumped on to the company and my work in it. Asked me what is embedded and how is it different to S/W etc. Asked me about my 10 year plans. After listening to my answer, they asked me that these things you can do even while staying the same company and then Why MBA? What do you expect from a good B School? Names of some good business leadersÖ they didnít do MBAÖ then why u wanna do it? Overall it was a very chilled out interview. No stress nothing. Good or bad thing is that everyone came out happy from the Interview room. Everyoneís interview was chilled out.
5) DURATION OF THE INTERVIEW : 10-15 Minutes
6) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE: Good, but had I added one sentence about my Hobby, itíd have been perfect cause that comment might have added a different direction to the interview.
7) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER: Extra Curricular description which I could include but I didnít.
8) FINAL RESULT/ EXPECTED RESULT : 16 Feb Around.
9) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR INTERVIEW : Just listen to what your Group Coordinator tells you.
10) HOW URPERCENTILE. COM HELPED YOU IN GETTING THIS CALL? : I had read last years experiences here.

FEEDBACK FORMAT FOR GD :

1) GD WAS FOR: SIBM
2) NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE GD: 13
3) NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVALUATING: 2
4) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience/Calls etc): I am Manan Shamihoke. Have done schooling from KV Mehsana( Gujarat ). B.E. in Computer Engineering from North Gujarat university. I was a College topper. I have 26 months of work Ex. At eInfochips Ahmedabad. Iíve got calls from TAPMI, IMT Nagpur, ICFAI, SCMHRD, SIBM, NMIMS, XLRI(BM and PM&IR), XIMB till now.
5) ABOUT THE REMAINING MEMBERS IN THE GD : Good.
6) GD TOPIC: Private and Deemed universities. Whatís your view point on that?
7) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE GD : It was a good GD. I entered 4 times and everytime the group listened to me. There were some 1- 1 Ĺ minutes of fish market. Otherwise everything was just fine. They asked everyone to give their view point on the topic for 10 second at the end.
8) DURATION OF THE GD: 15 minutes
9) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : Very Good
10) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER : I think it was perfect. The moderator skipped me in the last round of 10 sec view point and it may be because I had given enough points during the GD.
11) FINAL RESULT/ EXPECTED RESULT : 16th Feb around.
12) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR GD: Read News Papers.
13) FEEDBACK ON THE WEBSITE URPERCENTILE.COM : Itís a very informative site.

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From : Abhivyakti

FOR INTERVIEW :

1) INTERVIEW WAS FOR : SCMHRD
2) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience/List of calls) : BE(Electronics & Comm.)/fresher/3 calls(SCMHRD,SIIB,XLRI)
3) No. OF PEOPLE AT THE PANEL : 2
4) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE INTERVIEW : It was a very smooth interview with the first question about the group task. the panel was very cordial & patient.the interview was about general thinking & personal achievements. I would say that the questions were mostly asked for knowing the mindset & checking the confidence.
5) KIND OF QUESTIONS ASKED : As described above, questions were very general like : how do you see your life? how was the group task? what other calls do you have? what will you do if not selected? some questions on my academic results etc.
6) DURATION OF THE INTERVIEW : About 15min
7) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : I think i answered confidently. the questions were quiet straight & so were the answers.
8) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER : Maybe i could have added 1 or 2 instances from my life experience which could have added to my seriousness towards the course.
9) FINAL RESULT/ EXPECTED RESULT : Second week of Feb

FOR GD :

1) GD WAS FOR : SCMHRD
2) NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE GD : 8(one absent)
3) NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVALUATING : 2
4) ABOUT THE REMAINING MEMBERS IN THE GD : 3 with work ex(1-2yrs).others freshers.
5) GD TOPIC : (i)we are a crew on a spaceship & during landing on moon the ship gets damaged. 15 items are left & we have to choose any 2 & tell the panelists.there is a mother ship 200km away & only way to survive.then gd on the most important 5 things. (ii)case study: a person(around 50 yrs age) has been into this company for 2 yrs.has changed 2 companys but have around >10 yrs exp. this company going for merger...he thinks he will not survive. we had to find options for a stable life in this computer based era.
6) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE GD : Was good as the whole batch had similar mindset.... were able to decide on 5items very soon. case study was a bit difficult as new ideas were not coming up.
7) DURATION OF THE GD : (i)2+5mins, (ii)8min
8) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : good. was selected for interview.
9) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR GD : try to bring new points in gd.... its preferable if you have not been able to start or end the gd.
13) FEEDBACK ON THE WEBSITE URPERCENTILE. COM: Its a very informative site.

From : Ashish

At SIOM, I had GD Session.:
Actually it was not exactly a GD.. But it was a process.. which includes :
1> A letter writing : A letter to officer, for reporting the negligence of an employee, by which a serious leakage happened.
2> One min Extempore : Extempore on any genral topics .. like Red Rose, Your First Date, Jammu Issue, Yello Shirt.. etc
3> Case Study : A Case Study.. to develop a software to judge the ability of 2 Yr Java Professionals.. it shuld judge technically n non - tecnically.. with providing results instantly at the end of completions...

NOTE : here in case of Case Study .. it was must to CONCLUDE... it was BAD LUCK with me .. dat d guys in my batch were didnt gave time to conclude .. n Whole batch was eliminated .
Rest INFO as follows ::::------
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE GD : 10
NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVALUATING : 2
DURATION OF THE GD : 15 MINS - 1 min THINK ,13 Mins - Discuss , last 2 mins - CONCLUDE
HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : GOOD
AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER : TO LEAD D TEAM TOWARDS CONCLUSION
FINAL RESULT : WHOLE BATCH ELIMINATED

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From : Kanika

INTERVIEW

1) INTERVIEW WAS FOR : SIOM
2) ABOUT YOURSELF: B.TECH , 20 MONTHS EXPERIENCE AS SOFTWARE ENGINEER. CALLS: SIOM, K J Somaiya , Welingkar
3) No. OF PEOPLE AT THE PANEL : 2
4) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE INTERVIEW (100 words) : INTERVIEW STARTED WITH ASKING THE MEANING OF MY NAME , FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF MYSELF .THEN THE INTERVIEWER ASKED ME ABOUT MY WORK EXPERIENCE , WAHTA TYPE OF WORK I DO , MY PROJECT DETAILS , LITTLE ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY I WORK ON . WHY I WANT TO DO MBA , WHICH INDUSTRY I A M INTERESTED IN . THEN SOME GENERAL AWARENESS QUESTIONS LIKE TATA CORUS DEAL ETC.
5) KIND OF QUESTIONS ASKED ( 100 words): MORE ON WORK EXPERIENCE , WHY I WANT TO DO MBA AND CUREENT AFFAIRS , GENERAL AWARENESS
6) DURATION OF THE INTERVIEW : 20 MIN
7) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : GOOD
8) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER (50 words) : COULD HAVE PREPARED GENERAL AWARENESS TOPICS MORE
9) 3 QUESTIONS THAT YOU FOUND DIFFICULT TO ANSWERS : RELATION B/W SBI AND RBI BANK . what happens when you drop a cheque drawn in ur name in a bank . Why I want to do mba and not MS
10) FINAL RESULT : CLEARED
11) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR INTERVIEW : be well aware on current affairs
12) HOW URPERCENTILE.COM HELPED YOU IN GETTING THIS CALL : it helped in my entire cat prep

GD :

1) GD WAS FOR : 15 MIN
2) NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE GD : 10
3) NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVALUATING : 2
4) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience/Calls etc) : B.TECH , 20 MONTHS EXPERIENCE AS SOFTWARE ENGINEER. CALLS: SIOM, K J Somaiya , Welingkar
5) ABOUT THE REMAINING MEMEBRS IN THE GD : were very aggressive , didn’t let others speak
6) GD TOPIC : Case Study on an entrepreneur who wants to set up factory and has no funds
7) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE GD ( 100 words) : It became a fish market within the first 5 min
8) DURATION OF THE GD : 15 min
9) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : was able to make an entry thrice
10) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER ( 50 words):Could have made an entry in the initial 2 min
11) FINAL RESULT : cleared
12) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR GD : Make an entry within the first 5 minutes
13) FEEDBACK ON THE WEBSITE URPERCENTILE.COM : Great work done by urpercentile , continue the same way, keep it up .

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From : Sucheta

GD:

1) GD WAS FOR : Symbiosis Institute Of Management Studies

2) NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE GD : 10 participants

3) NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVALUATING : 3

4) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience/Calls etc) : I have completed my schooling from Army Public School Kolkata. i secured 81% in my twelth. I pursued microbiology as my graduation course in Gurudas College under Calcutta University. I secured a first class in my graduaiton with 61.3% . I am a fresher and have no work experience. I gave the CAT, MAT and SNAP exams. I have received calls from Army Institute Of Management, Christ College, Alliance Business Academy, IILM, EMPI and Symbioisis Institute of Management.

5) ABOUT THE REMAINING MEMEBRS IN THE GD : The others were all defence wards like me. most of them were bangaloreans with majority of them engineers.

6) GD TOPIC : We were given a case study based on the recent shilpa shetty racism case and we had to devise a strategy for what the government should do after the racist contestant was voted out of the show.

7) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE GD : It began with one of the participants outlining the dilemma that is faced by the goverment on whether it should take action against the company responsile for the show or against the participant who made the comments. Following that the participants expressed their views about the whole incident as and when they got the chance to speak. A little further on participants gave suggestions as to what the government should do. We were told two minutes before the time was up to come to a conclusion. After the two minutes the evaluators asked the opinion of thh participants one by one. It was quite a peaceful gd in which everyone was working together to arrive  at a solution and giving the other person space to put their view point across.

8) DURATION OF THE GD : 25 minutes

9) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : I was able to make my point. i entered the discussion thrice and was able to attract the attention of the other participants. my summary was brief and to the point.

10) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER : I should have taken initiative to identify the problem and put it before the other participants.

11) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR GD : Being focused is the key. No need to say a lot but whatever you say should be substantial. Try to relax during the gd, then you will be able to analyse the topic from different angles.

13) FEEDBACK ON THE WEBSITE URPERCENTILE. COM : It is a great site. The members are really helpful. The online gd sessions were a lot of help as they gave an idea of what a typical group would consist of also i was able to check some mistakes before the actual GD.

INTERVIEW :

1) INTERVIEW WAS FOR : Symbiosis Institute Of Management Studies

2) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience/List of calls) : I have completed my schooling from Army Public School Kolkata. i secured 81% in my twelth. i pursued microbiology as my graduation course inGurudas College under Calcutta University. i secured a first class in my graduaiton with 61.3% . i am a fresher and have no work experience. i gave the CAT, MAT and SNAP exams. i have received calls from Army Institute Of Management, Christ College, Alliance Business Academy, IILM, EMPI and Symbioisis Institute of Management.

3) No. OF PEOPLE AT THE PANEL : 2 evaluators. At the end the director of the institue also asked me a  question.

4) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE INTERVIEW : There were two interviews. In the first one I entered and shook hands with the evaluators and greeted them. Initially i was nervous and didn't answer the first question very well but after that i got a grip and was able to answer most questions put to me. The interviewers were very friendly and tried to put me at ease. In the second interview again ther were two evaluators. It was similar to te first one.

5) KIND OF QUESTIONS ASKED : I was asked to tell a little bit about myself.
Why i am switching from microbiology to management?
Whether i follow current affairs and if i knew what was the latest happening in bangalore at that time? ( the cauvery river dispute verdict had just come out so i told about that.
I was asked about who was the defence minister, the finance minister, the railway minister and the foreign minister?
The director asked me which deal was bettter the Lakshmi mittal arcelor or the tata corus deal?
In the second interview i was again asked why  i wanted to do an MBA?
About my family background,
Why i wanted to change streams. Also the editor of business today.
Who was my role model.
Whether i knew anything about the stock market.
Also what was my favorite subject during graduation and latest developmennt in that field.

6) DURATION OF THE INTERVIEW : First one about  maybe 10-15 minutes. second one alsoo about 10 minutes

7) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : I had a shaky beginning but i recoverd and was able to answer the rest of the questions satisfactorily. in the second interview i was more composed and i answered well to te question s posed to me.

8) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER : Talking about my self. maybe i could have told a little bit about how life in the army has helped shape my personality.

9) 3 QUESTIONS THAT YOU FOUND DIFFICULT TO ANSWERS :  I couldn't answer who was teh foreign minsiter. i couldn't answer as to who was my industry role model?

10) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR INTERVIEW : Be very thorough with your reasons for doing an MBA. and uptodate with the current affairs. Be honest about yourself. Be confident about what you speak.

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From : Nishith Sahu

Following are the Details of SCMHRD GD/PI held in Blore on 9-10Feb.

FOR INTERVIEW :

1) INTERVIEW WAS FOR : SCMHRD
2) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience) : BE (CSc) + 3years WorkEx
3) No. OF PEOPLE AT THE PANEL : 2
4) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE INTERVIEW :
One person was in his 50s and was a bit strict in his looks and questions.
Other person was in his 40s and very pleasant and encouraging

5) KIND OF QUESTIONS ASKED : Too many questions on performance in Acads (right from School level) and Other BSchool Entrance exams. Questions on Work field, projects, Why MBA and Major achievements and Failures? About family?
6) DURATION OF THE INTERVIEW : 10-12 min
7) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : Ok...On the better side
8) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER : Describing about myself
9) QUESTIONS THAT YOU FOUND DIFFICULT TO ANSWERS : None
10) FINAL RESULT : Will be declared on 24-Feb
11) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR INTERVIEW : Be yourself and arouse their interest in asking you questions. They probe on your consistency in your performance in education and work life. So be honest.

FOR GD :

1) GD WAS FOR : SCMHRD
2) NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE GD : 8 (but 1 was absent)
3) NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVALUATING : 2
4) ABOUT YOURSELF (Education/Work Experience) : BE (CSc) + 3years WorkEx
5) ABOUT THE REMAINING MEMEBRS IN THE GD : 2 Freshers, Others all having exp from 1 to 3 years
6) GD TOPIC : Two case studies i. We are group of terrorist and we have to decide which city to attack
ii. One manufacturing company was having plastic and cardboard waste. We have to decide an economic feaseable way to separate and recycle them.

7) BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE GD : Both the discussions
8) DURATION OF THE GD : 20 min each + 5 min each for reading the cases
9) HOW WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE : Good...Made lot of points. Started in one GD. Concluded in other.
10) AREAS WHERE YOU COULD HAVE PERFORMED BETTER :Could have steered the group in the middle.
11) FINAL RESULT : Qualified
12) YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UrPERCENTILE.COM SUBSCRIBERS PREPARING FOR GD : Dont make it a fish market. Listen to what others are saying. Keep voice levels down. Bring in new dimensions to the topic.

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From : Vipin

FOR GD :

I am Vipin and am finally thru in SIBM. Just to give you all a glimpse of the GD/PI.
I reported at 13:00
GD Topic was : Indian youth is migrating abroad,is the reason the lack of opportunities in India???
and then came a Case study based discussion.

FOR INTERVIEW :

PI was of very Short Duration with Extempore, topic be in : "PSUs are the best" as i am working in a PSU. Then some Questions regarding the job profile. PI was pretty good compared to GD. Finally selected.

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