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Gk pattern for various exams

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Note: -Please note that the details given below are based on the 2003-2004 GK papers. The information given below is about only those exams, which will have GK in its entrance tests this year. No details are available at present about the SNAP TEST that is happening for the first time and will be the route to entrance to SCMHRD, which earlier used to have GK in its separate entrance test.
Classification of GK

Static GK : It has questions from History, Geography, Polity, Sports, Awards and Miscellaneous questions.
Current GK : It has questions from the current affairs which are based on three themes i.e. Persons, Places and Events relating to important current news.
Business GK : It has questions on Brands, Punch lines, CEO’s, Mergers & Acquisitions and other important current & static business information/news..

All the GK tests have questions from these three types of GK only.

Institute Number of GK Qs Static GK Current Affairs Business Awareness Specific …

Evaluation parameters for GD

parameter Weightage

1.Strength of point 40 points
2.New point 10 points
3.Building upon existing point 5 points
4.Rephrasing existing point 5 points
5.Rationale explained behind point 5 points
6.Quality of example given 5 points
7.Quality of initiative shown 5 points
8.teamwork 5 points
9.Body Language 20 points
10.Style of sitting 5 points
11.Eye contact while speaking 5 points
12. Movement of hands 5 points
13.listening style 5 points
14.Assertiveness 20 points
15.Communication Skills 20 points
16.Comman over language 10 points
17.Clarity of voice 10 points

Common Blunders in GD

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Many intelligent candidates often commit some blunders like this. As they force them self to lead GD, this reflects in aggressiveness, some activities like banging
on the table, engaging in one to one discussion with another student, criticizing or passing arguments or comments to others.
It is considered that being aggressive can work for a leader or other people listen only a aggressive person. But aggressiveness in thinking is required not in behaviour. A firm & calm person always wins.

Lack of subject knowledge:
If you're not sure about data, qualify it with 'I think', 'approximately'. GD is not test of your memory it just test your understanding Details.

Try to avoid negative connotations like folding your arms across chest, having a cynical expression or word for even the good point proposed in GD, nervous gesture of your hands, legs, avoiding eye contact, speaking with your hand on mouth. analyze your self i…


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Openin a GD is high risk high return strategy. Mostly the opening speaker get much time to prsent his point, reason is thet the other members will still be trying to understand basic issues of the subject, or are too nervous to speak & waiting someone else to start. So he evaluators get best chance to observe opening speaker. This is like a double edged sword, if the opening speaker talks sense then he will get good points as he started the GD & took group to right direction. But if there is less or no sense then he will attract attention of the evaluators to his shortcomings. He will be marked as a person who speak without thinking.
Identifying the best time to enter a GD is also a skill you should develop. In a GD where one or more members are speaking loudly it becomes difficult for others to get a chance to speak. This is frequent problem encountered by participants. There is no exact solution for it. but you can try some tips below
Every G…

Strategies for IIM GD-1

In this session I will tell you what really works for GD. How should you set your mind for GDs.

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When prposing a idea in GD, your proposal should be structured & symmetrically put across to others in group. you must be very clear in your communication & thinking. Your charm & command over language works for you but after that it is simply your intelligence. After proposing idea you can ask question related to your point which can give you to think about another points, ideas. The group discussion is a systematic process, once you can handle it there is no need to you to use any techniques like shounting or hammering your fist on table.
Group discussion is like your daily discussion with your friends about any movie or event. So be your natural self in GDs. Don't be artificial while GD. Face GD like a routine situation so that you will not be nervous.
The GD's are participating of every member with good points on issue. You must speak in GD,…

Some common questions in mind for IIM GD

Every CAT aspirant has some common misconceptions about IIM GDs. Some questions like how many times should I speak? or strarting a GD gives me an advantage, like that, bother us every time & intimidate ourselves.
So to guide you on these issues I strarted GD special for my this blog.
Some FEQs regarding GDs are

How many times should I speak in a GD?
It is not important to the examiner how many times you spoke but he evaluates by what you speak, did your words make sense, does it adds some thing to GD topic, do you changed the course of GD to some important points about topic. If you speak only at once concerning above points then it is sufficient.

Starrting a GD gives me an advantage?
Firstly I must say there is no panic if you can not start GD. only one person can strat GD; that does not mean others are not so good. But if you start GD properly it definitely it definitely give some good points to you.

I must speak for the issue or against issue?
Wrong, Most of people conclude GD befor…

Some case study & Interview questions asked in IIMA

IIM-A Case Study and Interview Questions asked on 2/03/2001

IIM-A Case Study (Duration 5 + 15 minutes)

Panel size : 3 members
Number of Participants = 9 - 10

Mr. Ashok is the Technical Manager of a firm. He has given an order for a forging press to a contractor. The Contractor calls up Mr. Ashok and tells him that Forging Press is ready and can bring the cheque and collect the Forging Press.
Mr. Ashok's boss, the Senior Manager directs Mr. Ashok to cancel the order immediately. What is Mr. Ashok to do?

Interview Questions

Duration 20 - 25 minutes
Panel size : 3

1) Subject Knowledge
2) How could you describe your stream to a layman?
3) Questions based on that day's Newspaper
4) Why some students did not ask for financial assistance
5) Budget

IIM-A Case Study and Interview Questions asked on 2/03/2001

IIM-A Case Study (Duration 5 + 15 minutes)

Panel size : 3 members
Number of Participants = 9 - 10

Mr. Ashok is the Technical Manager of a firm. He has given an order for a forging press to a co…

IIMA PI questions for Engineers

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Engineer (Industrial & Production Engineering) at IIM-Ahmedabad interview.
1. What do you think of the GD? How did the group perform?
2. How was your performance? How do you rate yourself? Please do a fair analysis.
3. What is your final year project? Describe it.
4. How did Industrial and Production Engineering help you in this project?
5. What is ferrite?
6. What are the other structures of Iron?
7. What is tempering of steel?
8. What are various other heat treatment processes?
9. What are various layouts used in production? What is the difference between them?
10. Explain layouts used in B.S.P. (candidate had done a training at Bhilai Steel Plant).

11. Is production of wine a batch production or mass production system?
12. Do you drink wine?
13. What is Kinesis?
14. What is Congo? Why is it called Congo?
15. What does an Entrepreneur need to start a venture?
16. What are DFIs?
17. What is Venture Capital?
18. What is difference between an entrepreneur and a manager…

Some PI questions asked in XLRI

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1. Tell me about yourself. What traits do you have which will help in your career in management?
2. How is L&T different from family business? (The student's family has L&T dealership)
3. What do you want to specialise in? Why? In any set up, is not marketing very important?
4. If you don't get XLRI, would you be very disappointed? After XLRI, will you work? How long?
5. What is the aim of your business? If it is not "only money", what else? How big id it?
6. Is there a forum for redressal labour disputes in your business?
7. Businessmen are not ethical. What do you think. How would you deal with it?
8. Government scheme of giving bonds for declaring black money. Do you think it works?
9. If you were the Finance Minister, what would you do? Tax laws?
10. What do you want in life?
1. How do you pronounce your name?
2. What does your name mean?
3. Tell us something about yourself.
4. Do you think you can work u…

PGDCM PI questions asked in IIM

1. Why PGDCM?
2. If you are so interested in computers, tell us a few areas in which computers are used in Mechanical Engineering?
3. Specific examples?
4. Explain the procedure of designing a heat exchanger using CAD/CAM. What are the Input parameters and output p Parameters?
5. In welding, give specific example where computers are used?
6. In FORTRAN, how are nested DO loops work?
7. Which area in mathematics do you like? OR?
8. Write an LP problem? Produce a graphical solution. Why is it called an LP?
9. Write down Baye's theorem. Difference between conditional and joint probability?
10. You have not mentioned hobbies/extracurricular activities in your application form. What do you do in your free time?
11. Give two strengths and two weaknesses.

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1. You don't have work experience. Do you?
2. How will this course help you - Such a change from BioMedical Engineering to PGDCM?
3. Name a few successful entrepreneurs.
4. MBA is detri…

Some random PI questions

Interview lasted for approximately 25 min.
1. What is your mother?
2. What are your subjects in graduation?
3. What is Management Accountancy?
4. What is GDP of India? (Convert it in rupees)?
5. What is mean, median, mode?
6. What are measures of dispersion?
7. Is "Range" a measure of dispersion?
8. Name three people (famous ticket collectors) in sports? (This student was working as a ticket collector in Indian Railways at the time of this interview)
9. Define variable cost in Accounts and Economics.

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1. Which Mughal attacked Hyderabad?
2. What is unique about the Salarjung Museum?
3. Looking at the way names of places are being changed, suggest a name for Hyderabad.
4. You are planning to leave your course half way through and join IIMA, what is the guarantee that you would not leave I IIMA? (the student was already doing MBA from Osmania University at the time of the interview)
5. What is this 'Management institute in Hyderabad' yo…

IIM PI questions for B. Com Hons

Interview lasted for 20-25 minutes, Educational Background : B.Com (Hons.)
1. Why are you not doing C.A.? Don't you consider that as a career alternative?
2. Do you think a B.Com (Hons) Degree will be enough if you do not make it into Management?
3. Let's take up your subjects in Degree What subjects did you have?
4. About International Trade (one of the subjects mentioned by the student) - What do you understand by the comparative a advantage theory?
5. What do you mean by 'consideration'? Give an example.
6. Where is the Loss from Profit & Loss Account put in the company's Balance Sheet and why?
7. As a layman, what would you look for in a company's Balance Sheet?
8. If you were to become an employee, what would you see in the company's Balance Sheet?
9. What do you mean by Break Even Point? How is it calculated?
10. What are the different types of taxes an individual pays?
11. What are the implications of wealth tax?
12. Is dividend on shares ta…

Personal Interview PI questions asked in IIM for B Sc computers

TAke a lookat some important PI questions asked in IIM interviews.
I have given questions according to background.
Interview lasted for 20 minutes, Educational Background: B.Sc.(Computer H/W)
1. Answer any three questions discussed outside the interview room.
a. Name any female Chief Ministers?
b. What is remote sensing used for?
2. What is the difference between B.Sc. hardware and Engineering Computers Science?
3. Ask yourself a question? (from the candidate's subjects)
(Questions mentioned by the student: How does a CD-ROM work?)
4. Now answer the question.
5. What is the difference between reflection and refraction? When does reflection take place and when refraction? (This
question was asked as a follow-up of the answer given by the candidate to the above question)
6. What is the speed of rotation of a CD-ROM?
7. What are tracks in the CD?
8. What do you think of the Miss World Beauty Pageant? What was the controversy about having it in India?
9. What is VDIS?
10. How much …

Some GD topics with discription for IIM CAT

1. Are we raising a generation of burnt out children?(IIMB)
* The reason for pushing the children hard today is to nurture them to face the competitive world tomorrow.
* Developing talent is not a sin, it will help the child in his future.
* It is a trickle down effect from the kind of competition experienced for entry into engineering colleges, graduation and others.
* The basic needs of childhood are, time to play, place to play and explore the world through his eyes.
* In the name of competition we are raising fatigues children.
* The stress is resulting into children engaging in all kinds of derogative acts.
2. Advertising is all glitter and little truth.(MICA)
* Advertising is a business and not charity. Companies hire advertisers for their promoting their products and it is not vice versa.
* Advertisers have to depict what the customers like, enjoy keeping in mind the clients requirements.
* As the products increase and so the ads, glitter is a way to ensure brand recall, …

GD Topics actually asked in MBA CAT

India should not aspire to be a nuclear super power
Bureaucracy is root cause of India's social and economic problems.
Do B-Schools make business leaders or mere managers.
Note: The Candidates were asked to write the summary of the group discussion and after this candidates were asked to write answers for the following questions.
Describe an incident that has affected you the most.
The person who has influenced you the most in life and why?
Have you taken any coaching for the interview /GD process? If yes, mention the coaching institute.
If you would like to be associated closely with any person, what personality attributes would you look for in that person.

IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi.
1. TV Commercials should be banned
2. Politics and economics go together
3. Winning is not the important thing, it is the only thing
IIMC Admissions '99 - Delhi.
Group discussions
1. It is all the fault of the politicians
2. We need more management schools than primary schools
3. The medium of teaching i…