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Here I am forwarding you one of the student experiences of GDPI of IIML. He shares his experience by giving all the details of the topic which he got in the GDPI & the questions of which he has to give answer. Given below is the link through which you can see the conversation between the panel & the candidate.

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Please provide me the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow GD PI questions of any experienced person
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You are looking for the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow GD PI questions of any experienced person i am giving here:

Q: about my work-ex.
Q: how ELO rating in chess is given and how it changes(Mentioned chess in my hobbies)
Q: In what way chess is similar to management and economics?
Q: was asked name of the specific term that connects chess and economics.
Q:Then they started grilling me on my acads…
Q: asked me laws of E-Commerce
Q: how E-Commerce is possible in grocery.
Q: who is your favourite business leader.
Q – what r economic crimes??
Q – is speculation a crime? (He was from legal management he said)
Q – why? It certainly is a crime.
Q – I think it’s a crime.
Q – Okay, you may go now.We had a beautiful discussion.
Q – we have enough exp,u see…………we don’t need to ask u Q in order to know abt you.
Q – please sit down. What is ur ambition?
Q – What do you do?
Q – In your office?
Q – didn’t anybody ever tease u over there?
Q – being 29,you look like 15-16 ! (Both of them burst into laughter)
Q – So are you brainy?
Q -(Both laughed) what is your weight?
Q – How many times have u donated

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Hello sir would you please tell me about experienced candidate who faced IIM GD/PI session at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow?
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Old September 17th, 2015, 02:44 PM
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Here I am giving you one of the student experiences of GD/PI of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML). He shared his experience by giving all the details of the topic which he got in the GD/PI & the questions of which he had to give answer.

Date: 26-02-2012

EXP- GD was not a fish market but there were very less number of points brought up during the discussion.PI (2 Profs):12-13 mins

Q: about my work-ex.
me: told about my work-ex in coud computing and how it can benefit various companies.

Q: how ELO rating in chess is given and how it changes(Mentioned chess in my hobbies)
me: told

Q: In what way chess is similar to management and economics?
Me: told stuffs like better planning, pro-activeness, anticipating your opponents moves and planning according to that.

Q: was asked name of the specific term that connects chess and economics.
me: Told i can’t recollect(Answer may be game theory…but it is something related whatever i have told in previous answer)

Q:Then they started grilling me on my acads…
me: told whatever i remembered

Q:asked me laws of E-Commerce
me: Sorry Sir, I don’t know

Q: how E-Commerce is possible in grocery.
Me: told… some counter questions but answered(don’t know how convinced they were)

Q: who is your favourite business leader.
me: Ratan Tata… some grilling on this like why not Birla or Narayanmurthy….

They said thank you wished me all the best.

Hope this helps… All the best

Date: 11th Feb

Essay and GD Topic: All exact sciences are dominated by the idea of approximation

Number of Ppl present: 8 (one was absent)
Time for essay: 10 minutes
Time for GD: 12 minutes
Brief Snapshot of the attempt: Essay was fine, but miscalculated the time. Was asked to stop in the middle of a paragraph, which wasn’t even the concluding one. In GD, I spoke a couple of times. However, there were a couple of guys who just absolutely refused to let others speak and kept interrupting. Was frustrating.
Rate your preparation(0-5): 4/5
Rate your performance(0-5):3/5

Panel Members Intro: Two professors (P1, who only asked personals, and P2, who asked everything else)


P1: So, Sailesh, walk me through your background.
Me: Described my life from school to graduation, and work-ex in a couple of minutes.
P1: Why did you take three years for your masters? Isn’t it too long?
Me: I was also doing research work with a professor there, and such students typically finish in two and half to three years.
P1: Okay, so why do you want to do an MBA now?
Me: Explained why, based on my work-ex and the future path I want to take.
P1: Okay, so you want to specialize in…?
Me: Finance, and again described why finance.
P1: What are your hobbies?
Me: Listening to Carnatic classical music.
P1: Why is it called Carnatic music?
Me: The name Carnatic itself is external, as in southern India, it does not have a specific name. It was given by the Marathas, whose first experience of this form of music was through the musicians in Bijapur from the Karnataka area, and they referred to this as Karnatak music. The British further anglicised it to Carnatic music. (Actually there is another explanation which I didn’t give – the name “Karnataka sangeetam” means ancient music.)
P1: Ok, so are there any similarities with Hindustani music?
Me: Yes, there has always been a lot of exchange between the two forms. Hindustani music itself branched out from Carnatic music due to Persian influence in the 12/13 hundreds. Even today, ragas from Hindustani music are used in Carnatic music and vice-versa. For example, Sindhu Bhairavi in Carnatic has been influenced by Bhairavi in Hindustani, and Darbari Kanada has been influenced by the raga of the same name in Hindustani.
P1: (Looks satisfied and motions for P2 to continue the questioning).
P2: Do you know about the Satyam scam?
Me: Yes.
P2: What can we do to prevent such things from happening?
Me: From what I understand, it was an auditing scam, and hence, it should ideally have been caught by the external auditors – Delloitte (actually it was PWC). Hence, they should be held accountable as well. Also, we can look at increased reporting by companies which can be reviewed by the Government to ensure that there is transparency (should have really come up with a better point).
P2: What is CSR?
Me: Do you mean Corporate Social Responsibility?
P2: Yes. Do you agree with this idea?
Me: Yes. The idea is that a company has succeeded due to the society it is in, and CSR is a way for the company to repay the society for supporting it and helping it thrive. It is something akin to giving back to the community. So yes, it is a way of generating goodwill for the company.
P2: Satyam had a very big CSR department, and have also won many awards for it. How could such a company have been involved in so big a scam (or something along those lines)?
Me: Like I said, CSR is a way of generating goodwill, and is a means of creating a good image. This doesn’t automatically mean that everything the company does is equally good. We shouldn’t treat any company as fair simply based on their CSR activities.
P2: That is true.
Me: Further, it is also probably true that a company with such a big scam cannot be completely clean in all other aspects. If we look at the details of each company, there may be indicators of something going wrong in other smaller ways. For example, trying to illegally influence policy, or something similar. If we identify such companies and pay closer scrunity to their activities, we can stand a better chance of catching onto scams like Satyam.
P2: Okay. The finance minister is worried about the subsidy bill. Suppose you are the finance minister, how will you reduce the bill?
Me: Two ways – one is to reduce the amount of subsidies, the other is to increase revenues. Talking about the first part, there are many subsidies which shouldn’t exist in the first place. Ignoring those applicable to the poor who otherwise cannot bear the fluctuations of the economy, we can look at removing subsidies given the middle class. Petroleum subsidy for example.
P2: Do we have subsidies in petroleum?
Me: There is a price mandated by the government, currently at around 70 rupees per litre. Whether oil companies get reimbursed for their costs, or are forced to be at that price, the price fix amounts to a subsidy.
P2: Okay, so what other areas can we target?
Me: Subsidies given to industries. Maybe a case can be made for subsidies given to micro scale industries. But small and medium scale industries are also currently given subsidies, which is equivalent to the government trying to direct the economy, which is not its role and it shouldn’t be doing that.
P2: Which industries have subsidies?
Me: Textiles for example. There is a Technology Up gradation Fund Scheme that provides interest and capital subsidy on machinery.
P2: So textiles industry has subsidies available to it?
Me: Yes, like I said, TUFS. It expired last year, but was reintroduced recently.
P2: (As I mentioned this, he was shaking his head as if to imply that I was wrong. I found it strange, since such a scheme did exist at the time of the interview)
P1: (Cutting me off) Thank you, Sailesh.
Me: Thank you, sir.
P2: Please take a toffee!
Me: Thank you again.

Thinking back, it was a chilled out interview. Both P1 and P2 calmly listened to my answers before asking the next question. None of my responses had a follow-up question either.

I don’t remember a couple of questions that P1 asked, but they were personals, and pretty straight-forward ones.

Rate your preparation (0-5): 4
Rate your performance (0-5): 4

GD topic: A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live
The topic wasn’t discussed well enough because we covered only a few points..I ‘m generally not able to get my words in during GDs but spoke 3-4 times and made 1/2 new points. Thankfully, it wasn’t a fish market. I think coaching classes have helped thereInterview: Two panelists and as usual, one questioning and one mostly observing. It was a stress interview and by the end of it I was sure I was dumb and wouldn’t crack itP1: So you are from Mumbai Uni..you’ve very less marks in Engg
Now this had been tried on me during a mock interview so I knew that my marks were ok and I said that and stuck to it.
Me: Sir my marks were considered good at the time I graduated and from the University I graduated. I was rank 3 in college and rank 21 in Mumbai University.
P1: But then you’re setting a very low benchmark for yourself. You shouldn’t compare only with your college. You should see where you stand nationally
Me: But sir there different universities have different systems of grading so I cannot compare myself with everyone. I have to compare with those in a similar situation with me.
P1: The government says all boards are equal
Me: Said something about how a person may have more marks than me but I may still have greater knowledge etc.
P1: You should admit if you’re marks are less. You should not be defensive.
Me: Sir i know my marks are not the best but I feel they are good. Sorry sir, I did not mean to be defensive.
P1: So this company you work for. Don’t you think they pay very less?(looked at my reaction)
Me: sir they are definitely not the highest paying but they pay on par with other companies like them(meaning India based MNCs )
P1: why do you think that is?
Me: maybe because they take more people
P2: No it’s because they have a learning component
Me: Yes they have many opportunities for L&D..I; have also done sos and so certifications(sly huh )
P1: Where is their R&D; lab?
Me: Not sure. Chennai?
P1: No Pune
P1: Do you want to be questioned about work or acads?
Me: work!
P1: What do you at work?
Me: Described my job responsibilities. I worked on a web application and he asked me about the technology and all

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