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Calling all IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Applicants (2020 Intake; Class of 2021)

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Hi all.... We have a watsapp group of IIM A,B,C,ISB applicants of this year... anyone willing to join can connect at https://chat.whatsapp.com/EdVJtkStepO0ZqgKLSFumJ for some meaningful discussions..


Can u share the whatsapp link again?

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Rahulss wrote:
Hi all.... We have a watsapp group of IIM A,B,C,ISB applicants of this year... anyone willing to join can connect at https://chat.whatsapp.com/EdVJtkStepO0ZqgKLSFumJ for some meaningful discussions..


This link is not working..

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Hi, I have got interview scheduled on 28th Sept. Can someone add me the watsapp group?

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Hello everyone,

I am a member of the PGPX Class of 2020. The last six months have been memorable, and I would love to help others reach these hallowed portals.

Feel free to post your queries here. Replying to individual messages may be difficult for me as we are always stretched for time.

Good luck!

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Hi guys,
Had my IIM A interview on 21st Sep,2019,at Delhi.
Reporting time was 2:30 pm,and I reached there at around 2:15 pm.5 more participants were also present there.After signing on the attendance sheet,we were taken to a different hall.After just 5 min of wait,we were led to different cabins for interview with different panels.
As soon as I entered the cabin,I found there were two members in the panel.After exchanging greetings,I was offered a seat and then asked to pick out a chit from a glass bowl.That was the topic of my extempore.I was asked to take my time, jot down my ideas on a paper,and start when I feel I am ready.
After about 3 minutes,I started speaking and spoke for about 4-5 minutes.Then came the interview part.The first couple of questions were straight away from what I spoke in my extempore.Questions to grill me,and to make me Rethink as to what I said was right or may be I could have deviated to some extent.
Then,one of the panelist asked me about my career so far,and why do I want to pursue an MBA when I am already doing good in my life.I told them about my aspirations and how an MBA would help me in that.
As I am a banker,there were obvious questions on bank mergers and other alternatives to mergers.
The last set of questions revolved around my hobbies,and how do I use them in my life.There was one last question on whether gambling should be legalized or not in india (probably because I told them that I came back last night from Goa,after having fun in casinos).
That was all guys.Keeping my fingers crossed for the results.
All the best to all of you who will be facing the interviews in days to come.

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Hi guys,
Had my IIM A interview on 21st Sep,2019,at Delhi.
Reporting time was 2:30 pm,and I reached there at around 2:15 pm.5 more participants were also present there.After signing on the attendance sheet,we were taken to a different hall.After just 5 min of wait,we were led to different cabins for interview with different panels.
As soon as I entered the cabin,I found there were two members in the panel.After exchanging greetings,I was offered a seat and then asked to pick out a chit from a glass bowl.That was the topic of my extempore.I was asked to take my time, jot down my ideas on a paper,and start when I feel I am ready.
After about 3 minutes,I started speaking and spoke for about 4-5 minutes.Then came the interview part.The first couple of questions were straight away from what I spoke in my extempore.Questions to grill me,and to make me Rethink as to what I said was right or may be I could have deviated to some extent.
Then,one of the panelist asked me about my career so far,and why do I want to pursue an MBA when I am already doing good in my life.I told them about my aspirations and how an MBA would help me in that.
As I am a banker,there were obvious questions on bank mergers and other alternatives to mergers.
The last set of questions revolved around my hobbies,and how do I use them in my life.There was one last question on whether gambling should be legalized or not in india (probably because I told them that I came back last night from Goa,after having fun in casinos).
That was all guys.Keeping my fingers crossed for the results.
All the best to all of you who will be facing the interviews in days to come.

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Awesome! Thanks for this debrief

Can you also share what was your extempore topic?
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Hello everyone,

I am a member of the PGPX Class of 2020. The last six months have been memorable, and I would love to help others reach these hallowed portals.

Feel free to post your queries here. Replying to individual messages may be difficult for me as we are always stretched for time.

Good luck!

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Hi Interrobong

Thanks for taking out your valuable time to help out candidates on GMATclub

I have the following questions
1. Can you share your interview experience?
2. What were the questions asked? What was the extempore topic? Can you share a few extempore topics that your peers were asked in the interview?
3. What were the essay topics last year?
4. Why did you select IIM A over others?
5. What did you like the most in the last 6 months at IIM A?

Hoping to hear from you soon
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New post 23 Sep 2019, 21:19
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Hi guys,
Had my IIM A interview on 21st Sep,2019,at Delhi.
Reporting time was 2:30 pm,and I reached there at around 2:15 pm.5 more participants were also present there.After signing on the attendance sheet,we were taken to a different hall.After just 5 min of wait,we were led to different cabins for interview with different panels.
As soon as I entered the cabin,I found there were two members in the panel.After exchanging greetings,I was offered a seat and then asked to pick out a chit from a glass bowl.That was the topic of my extempore.I was asked to take my time, jot down my ideas on a paper,and start when I feel I am ready.
After about 3 minutes,I started speaking and spoke for about 4-5 minutes.Then came the interview part.The first couple of questions were straight away from what I spoke in my extempore.Questions to grill me,and to make me Rethink as to what I said was right or may be I could have deviated to some extent.
Then,one of the panelist asked me about my career so far,and why do I want to pursue an MBA when I am already doing good in my life.I told them about my aspirations and how an MBA would help me in that.
As I am a banker,there were obvious questions on bank mergers and other alternatives to mergers.
The last set of questions revolved around my hobbies,and how do I use them in my life.There was one last question on whether gambling should be legalized or not in india (probably because I told them that I came back last night from Goa,after having fun in casinos).
That was all guys.Keeping my fingers crossed for the results.
All the best to all of you who will be facing the interviews in days to come.

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looks good on the face. almost same with me. Just replace the banking portion with the data science portion ( I am in analytics for last 9 years now).
Though mine was at 8 30 am. They didnt mention my essays at all. did they ask you the essay thing ?
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anshkool4u wrote:
Hi guys,
Had my IIM A interview on 21st Sep,2019,at Delhi.
Reporting time was 2:30 pm,and I reached there at around 2:15 pm.5 more participants were also present there.After signing on the attendance sheet,we were taken to a different hall.After just 5 min of wait,we were led to different cabins for interview with different panels.
As soon as I entered the cabin,I found there were two members in the panel.After exchanging greetings,I was offered a seat and then asked to pick out a chit from a glass bowl.That was the topic of my extempore.I was asked to take my time, jot down my ideas on a paper,and start when I feel I am ready.
After about 3 minutes,I started speaking and spoke for about 4-5 minutes.Then came the interview part.The first couple of questions were straight away from what I spoke in my extempore.Questions to grill me,and to make me Rethink as to what I said was right or may be I could have deviated to some extent.
Then,one of the panelist asked me about my career so far,and why do I want to pursue an MBA when I am already doing good in my life.I told them about my aspirations and how an MBA would help me in that.
As I am a banker,there were obvious questions on bank mergers and other alternatives to mergers.
The last set of questions revolved around my hobbies,and how do I use them in my life.There was one last question on whether gambling should be legalized or not in india (probably because I told them that I came back last night from Goa,after having fun in casinos).
That was all guys.Keeping my fingers crossed for the results.
All the best to all of you who will be facing the interviews in days to come.

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looks good on the face. almost same with me. Just replace the banking portion with the data science portion ( I am in analytics for last 9 years now).
Though mine was at 8 30 am. They didnt mention my essays at all. did they ask you the essay thing ?

Nopes.
Nothing on the essay part.Ha,they did questioned me on transition from corporate to public sector n now MBA
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Good luck everyone. You can find previous years' interview debriefs in the following link.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/decision-tra ... riefs.html
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Folks,

Is there any idea of the conversion rate (in general ) of round 1 people at IIMA.

also, any idea of whats the kind of break up of final scoring on essays, profile, interviews ?
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Is there any idea of the conversion rate (in general ) of round 1 people at IIMA.

also, any idea of whats the kind of break up of final scoring on essays, profile, interviews ?


From what I have read online, they have 3:1 conversion ratio. Not sure if we should trust these numbers

No clue about the breakup of final scoring
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The breakup is a secret and no one knows the actual formula.
As far as ratios are concerned it is not of much use. It all depends on how many profiles similar to you are applying this year and where u stand among them. Eg. If suddenly many Telecom profiles apply this year the conversion ratio will be bad for this group as many people would be rejected to keep the balance of representation of other areas intact.
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Is there any idea of the conversion rate (in general ) of round 1 people at IIMA.

also, any idea of whats the kind of break up of final scoring on essays, profile, interviews ?


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The breakup is a secret and no one knows the actual formula.
As far as ratios are concerned it is not of much use. It all depends on how many profiles similar to you are applying this year and where u stand among them. Eg. If suddenly many Telecom profiles apply this year the conversion ratio will be bad for this group as many people would be rejected to keep the balance of representation of other areas intact.
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Folks,

Is there any idea of the conversion rate (in general ) of round 1 people at IIMA.

also, any idea of whats the kind of break up of final scoring on essays, profile, interviews ?


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In that case, I would be curious to know how many data science and analytics guys have applied.
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The chits in the bowl actually have a statement and not a topic, so I have been been wondering if we should strictly prove the statement or if we can speak against it
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The chits in the bowl actually have a statement and not a topic, so I have been been wondering if we should strictly prove the statement or if we can speak against it


Actually it is all about taking a stand and then sticking to the same. They try to prove you wrong and create pressure. So one needs to keep his/her calm and logically defend the stand taken.

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The chits in the bowl actually have a statement and not a topic, so I have been been wondering if we should strictly prove the statement or if we can speak against it


Actually it is all about taking a stand and then sticking to the same. They try to prove you wrong and create pressure. So one needs to keep his/her calm and logically defend the stand taken.

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and in some cases they dont even try to prove you wrong. At least in my case. but yes, they try to see your argument and point out any thing they doubt.
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bombay people - how was the interview ? any experiences ?
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