In this article , a student of FundaMakers is sharing her IIM Kozhikode interview experience.
Profile of Student sharing IIMK Interview Experience !
CAT 2021 percentile : 95.21
10th Percentage : 95%
12th percentage: 90.67 %
Graduation: BBA from Lucknow University , 72.71 %
Work Experience : Nil
Category : EWS
Interview Date and Time : 4th February 2022 , 9.30 am
Mode : Online
Platform : Zoom
Interview Panel : There were two panelists. One male and one female. Both were middle aged. The panelists were not very aggressive and were almost non responding to the answers. In the script, the male panelist is P1 and the female panelist is P2.
P1- Asked about donald duck (a toy in the background, Didn’t let me introduce myself)
Me- Wasn’t prepared ( Didn’t know who made donald duck )
P1- Which company is tied with Hotstar?
P1- Favourite subject?
Me- Marketing fundamentals
Me- English literature
P1- Name an Indian author.
Me- Sarojini Naidu
P1- How she was related to freedom movement?
Me- She worked for social issues
P1- Name an award given for literature in India?
Me- Unable to recall.
P1- Asked about MANREGA ( was not prepare) and Budget.
Me- gave a few details about budget
P1- How employment generation through Gatishakti is different from MGNREGA?
Me- Used the point where gatishakti is about raising assets also.
P1- Relate history of Bara Imambara in Lucknow to MGNREGA.
Me- Explained the history about employment generation.
P1- Why do you think West Bengal being small in area compared to Gujarat ,has more seat in Lok Sabha ?( what could be the logic behind)
Me- Comparing the situation with my state the logic could be population.
P2- Who was the author of the book you used to read for marketing?
Me- Philip Kotler
P2- Can you tell me something about him?
Me- Have not read about him but surely will must be interesting .
P2- How economics relates to marketing? Can name concepts ?
Me- Named product life cycle ( explained through view point of marketing)
P2- Why opposition call our PM a very good marketer?
Me- Mentioned Modi wave
P2- Lets not go the names and people specifically, just decode this sentence.
Me- He tells people what they want to hear by way of being aware and has excellent presentation skills.
P2- Before being a CM, Yogi Aditya Nath was in what position ?
Me- He was a yogi, monk. ( I goofed up badly ! )
P2- Talking about his political career what he was ?
Me- Not aware.
P2- Which place he belongs to?
P2- Are you sure?
Me- Yes, as per my knowledge. ( I goofed up , AGAIN)
P2- Who is the MP from Gorakhpur?
Me- Sorry, I don’t know the name.
P2- So you don’t watch tv?
Me- I take interest in watching series and anime ( I was trying to make them ask about things I prepared, they didn’t ! )
P2- How many seats are there in legislative assembly of up? Vidhan Sabha
P2- Seats in lok sabha from up?
P2- Thank you
P1– Do you have any other calls, are they all IIMs?
P2- Is there from ABC?
Me- Yes all are IIMS , not ABC, I got from Indore and Lucknow, also from SPJIMR
P1- Okay, thank you
Result : Converted✌️
Overall, the interview was very normal and they did not try to strangulate me with words! 😅 They were very chill and easy going. Quite a pleasing experience. In fact, my mock interviews with Surya Sir from FundaMakers were more grilling than the real interview. Except the questions related to the CM of Uttar Pradesh, I was very comfortable with all the questions. 🙌🎙️
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