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Personal Interview: Questions & Answers
Personal Interview round at IIMs or any other top B-school may have a duration of 8 to 30 minutes depending upon how interesting you are during the process. PI is awarded highest weightage in final selection round. The PI round tests you on your one to one communication skill along with your attitude, interest in surrounding events and way of presentation. Any bluff during PI round can throw you out of the fray.

Usually there are 2 to 3 panelists in the PI round who ask questions on variety of topics ranging from your personal profile, family, native place, courses you have studied, environment around, current topics. Anything under the Sun could be the topic in the interview session...Read more
Personal Interview Tips
Let your Personal Interview in IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, XLRI Jamshepur, IIFT among others become a discussion giving you an opportunity to enjoy the same instead of feeling a pressure of torturous question answer session.

To be successful in this round, no doubt, you have to be well prepared for the volley of oncoming questions. These are not the questions that are tough or out of this world, but your approach to answer them in a witty, positive and subtle manner gives you an edge over your peers....Read more
Personal Interview Preparation
Immediately after the declaration of CAT/XAT results, the Institutes have been short listing the candidates and sending the calls for PI, the second admission round. Personal Interview round is the key to success in securing final admission to the desired institute as all the B schools award maximum weightage to this round. Personal Interview at IIM A, B, C or FMS Delhi or any other top B-schools can revolve around your academics, work experience, extra-curricular activities, your surroundings or current events. The can be a few questions on your future plans as well. IIMs also grill candidates on recent industry and corporate happenings...Read more
Toppers Mantra
Pranjal Agarwal
IIM Ahmedabad
CAT 2015 - 100 %tile...Read more
Abhay Agarwal
FMS Delhi
CAT 2015 - 99.99 %tile...Read more
B-Schools Using Personal Interview
Almost all the B-schools including IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, XLRI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB use PI round as one of the key components of final selection round. A few of the top B-schools using PI round before preparing the final merit list of the candidates are –

All old IIMs
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Shillong.

9 IIMs to hold Common Admission Process with PI round
Instead of 6 IIMs, 9 IIMs will conduct Common Admission Process (CAP) in February 2017 which will include the personal interview (PI) for admission to 2017-19 batch. The CAP 2017 will be coordinated by IIM Rohtak.

The participating IIMs are – IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Udaipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Sambalpur.

Top B-schools to conduct PI round also
Other top B-schools like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR Mumbai, XLRI Jamshedpur, MDI Gurgaon, IIFT, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, NITIE Mumbai, SIBM Pune, GIM Goa, IRMA, MICA will conduct their PI round separately post declaration of CAT 2016, IIFT 2016, XAT 2017, SNAP 2016 result.... Read More
Important Dates
PI round at top B-schools will begin in the last week of January or the first week of February 2017. This round will continue till April 2017 and the final admission offer will be made in the last week of April or in the beginning of May 2017..... Read More
My Personal Interview Experiences
- IIM Ahmedabad: Live Personal Interview Tips
- IIM Indore: Personal Interview
- FMS Delhi: Personal Interview
- IIM Shillong: Personal Interview.