### iim-c gd-pi experience-- another big one

this i posted at pagalguy after my iim-c interview... just to tell you beofre the iim-c interview i thought this was my most precious call and i wld prefer goin to iim-c over anything... anywayz still confused where i wld end up at iim-a or iim-c... now the interview follows

hii guyz... just back from interview at IIM-C campus..

profile : engineer (fresher)

cat perc: 99.85

batch of 10 guyz.....

gd topic : for sustainable growth india should focus on manufacturing... i started for the first time in my life... started well.. chipped in with few other points later..... overall little above average performance... we were asked to summarise later for a minute... dint summarise too well though...

interview i was last but guyz please if possible make changes however u can but dont give ur interview last... its not good i believe... so i told them tat i hav to leave for delhi(though my train was at nite) so if they cld take my interview a bit earlier.. they said dont worry we wld finish it by 1 for everyone... so i said ok. I was relaxin in lounge when ths panel called me at 4th spot for an interview tat as they felt tat they were runnin late on schedule... was kinda surprised

3 prof p1, p2 and p3 and me m

p2: take a seat

m: thank u

p2: why all of u are wearin tie...

m: it looks good ( and i just stopped ther dint even say sir its formal occasion)

p2:but none of us are wearing... coachin???

m: yes from erudite

p2: why?

m: gav e avague explanation(never expected this kinda start)

p1: tat means those who do coachin only clears...

m: i dint mean that... but it helps in motivation as environment is very competitive... anywayz thanks sir for callin me early( i will never miss an opportunity to flatter and it does work.....

p3:oh thank you .. u r an engineer.... what all u studied

m: told....( again just told for a minute or so.)

p3: explain gsm...

m: told..(and i bet he dint knwo anythin abt that)

p2: u conduct ur intevriew

m: i mean... what..( though i m answerin evrythin but things are goin too easy.. i felt so thot time to sell if i get a chance or curtains for me)

p2: try conductin ur interview...

m: like tell us abt urself...

p2: yes... tats how u guyz are coached...

m: i started ... and told few lines( but only fluency is there and i m unable to guide them anywhere)

p2: what is derivatives?( my hobby stock market)

m: explain

p2: ask few more questions on derivatives...

p2: who is sonu nigam...

m: (what!!!!!)singer.. indian music. etc

p2: ok.. what do u think abt indian idol...

m:(are we havin some gossip...) it was good but dint like the concept abt selectin and rejectin last 10 canditates...

p2: what are the consequences on indian idol...

( what should i say)m: told few lines ou tof nowhere...

p2: u havnt written much in form... what do u do in fre time...

m: read books on stock market... and play badminton which i mentioned in my form as i got some prize...

p2: anythin in hindi literature... etc...

m: no sir..

p1: what course on mathematics...

m: told him abt statistics.. probability..

p1: what is conditional probabilty

m: (are u kiddin)simple...

p1: what is differnce between matrix and determinant...

m: told difference abt applications...

p1: give a example:

m: determinant in solvin linear euations and matrices in competer programmin in 3d graphics etc

p2: my prob of solvin a problem is 1/2 and my friends is 2/3 ... what is the probability we could solve the problem...

m: ( ok i know u forgot tat i m an engineer.... )simple..... but took the long way instead of simply subtractin not siolvin probabilty from 1

p2: whats the answer...m:(still u think i cant find that) 5/6

p1: ok very basic question... we say that a number is divisible by 3 if sum of its digit are divisible by 3... can u prove that...

m: (now some standard question finally)can i think..

.p2: yeah sure write and do it...

m: cld find the prove in 10 seconds and explain them .. basically took an example of xyz=100x + 10y + z.. now if we divide rhs terms individually by 3 we get individual rememnder as x.v and z so if a number has to be divisible by 3.. it must be divisible by sum of x, y and z... and same goes for any 4 digit or big digit numbers,,,

p2: convinced and added yeah basically u r tellin xyz = 99x + x + 9y +y +z

m: yes sir

p1: do u remmebeer 0 and 1 problem in atm paper yesterday..

m:(it was really conceptual probs.. now u r talkin in iim-c language) yes.. got the answer

p1: by guess ???

m: no sir... solved that...(u still think i dont know maths.. lolz)

p1: explain...

m: explained...

p1: convinced..

p1: ok chek ur certificates and u may leave...

m: cheked and left...

p1, p2 and p3: thank you

m: thank you sirs

dont know how to interpret this interview... too chill a interview... nothin specific ..... how wld they judge... 2 out of 3 before me had nice interviews.... lasted for 18-20 mins... gut feelin is good .. specially the last part i.e quant part...guzy wht do u think..... leavin fro fMS tonite... gotta pack..... byeee

anywayz finally i could manage both pgdm and pgdcm calls and felt really good..