The criteria for shortlist for all the B schools is based on the entrance exam score and the profile of the candidate. After the shortlist, the final selection is heavily dependent of the Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, Personal Interview conducted by the particular institute. Many institutes are conducting only WAT and Personal interviews, and have stopped conducting Group discussions.
The most important qualities which are tested throughout the selection procedure are your confidence, leadership skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, etc.
Given below is an overview of all the three procedures.
In a GD, the panel generally looks for the quality and quantity of relevant content, Communication skills, Group Dynamics and leadership quality. The duration of GD is between 10 to 15 mins, with around 8 – 12 members. After the GD topic is explained by the panel, about 1 to 2 mins to think over a topic. It is important to use this time wisely, and note down all the points that you can think of about the topic. The topics are mostly based on the current affairs.
Some of the B schools which conducted GD in 2016 are: IIM Kozhikode, IIM Shillong, All New IIMs, XLRI, SP Jain, FMS, MDI, NITIE, IIFT etc.
Written Ability Test
Written Ability Test is a test in which you have to write on the topic given to you.
In a WAT, the panel tests is your Creativity, knowledge, Writing skills, analytical ability, etc. Some of the topics of the WAT are: “Mission to Mars, Redefining Democracy, Relevance of exit polls, Demonetisation in India:Decision is more appreciated than criticized”.
Some of the names of B schools conducting WAT are: IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Calcutta, SJMSOM-IIT Bombay, VGSOM-IIT Kharagpur.
The overall result depends heavily on the Personal Interview round. The body language of the candidates is the first quality which is considered when he enters into the Interview room. The qualities which are considered during PI are: Confidence, Communication skills, Body language, Etiquettes, Knowledge, Skill, Aptitude, Spontaneity, Clarity of thought, Approach,Personal details-Motivation, Passion, Strengths, Weakness, Interests, Hobbies, Extra-curricular activities, etc.
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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Monday, May 1, 2017 02:45:00PM