5 WAT & PI rounds at different IIMs: Shashank Heda IIM Bangalore
IIM Bangalore PGP 2016-18 student and CAT topper with 99.9 percentile Shashank Heda shares “For the five interviews that I appeared for, GD/WAT/PI topics were from following domains-
IIMA (Interview form is very important):
WAT - related to conflicts involved in decision making process for a manager (IIMA)
PI - Related to work experience, detailed explanation of technical aspects of work experience to a layman, why MBA, questions related to WAT topic and hobbies.
IIMB (SOP is important):
WAT - Free basics and its impact
PI - Banking industry collapse, NPA declarations, Oil prices, Mr. Rajan’s policies, technical aspects of work-experience, why MBA, profit analysis of banks, recent developments/news in athletics.
IIMC (Interview form is important):
WAT - Related to a financial event that happened probably in January
PI - Quant questions, probability, explain differentiation and the reason it is used to a five-year-old kid, Marketing campaign design to promote organ donation among school-kids, recent news related to blood/organ donation, why MBA, about relevance of air-crash investigations, recent news in athletics.
GD and WAT- Relevance of reservation for girls at top academic institutions in today’s context
PI - Related to work-experience in detail, reasons behind air crashes and technical aspects, recent news in athletics, interview performance at other IIMs, questions on GD topic in detail.
WAT - an abstract topic
PI - Related to M.K.Gandhi and his philosophy, Dandi march, why MBA, role of ethics in day-to-day life, aspects involved in decision making as a placement team member”.