MBA GD-PI Preparation 2022
This article is all about MBA GD-PI preparation and useful tips. Most of the MBA colleges in India have standard selection process that involves filtering candidates on the basis of entrance scores followed with GD/WAT and PI. So what is MBA GD/WAT and PI? GD is Group Discussion, WAT is Written Ability Test and PI is Personal Interview.
What happens in Group Discussion(GD)?
A topic is given to a group of candidates and they have to discuss it among themselves. Generally, the group consists of 4-12 candidates. The topic can be from different fields like politics, general awareness, business world, economics, international affairs, environment, etc.
A level-up addition is case study in the form of topic. A business case study is given and candidates are expected to deliver accordingly. The GD round has time limit of 15-30 minutes.
What happens in Written Ability Test(WAT?
A topic is given to candidates and he has to write on it. You can relate it to Essay writing exercise. The candidates are more comfortable with WAT as compared to GD. This is because of a fact that WAT is based in individual assessment as compared to GD where candidate may or may not be able to present himself.
All the IIMs and major B-schools in India have already undertaken Written Ability Test in contrast with Group Discussion.
What happens in Personal Interview(PI)?
PI is the most crucial stage of the process because you can either make or break the chances of your selection. MBA Colleges have started given more weightage to personal interview stage. A candidate has to face round of questions from interview panellists.
Evaluation of GD, WAT and PI
It is vital to know the ground on the basis of which your performance will be judged in GD, WAT and PI. The following table will definitely help to figure out the same:
|Group Discussion||Written Ability Test||Personal Interview|
Ability to handle pressure
Problem solving skills
Vocabulary and Grammar
Problem solving mindset
Clarity of thoughts
Ability to simplify a topic
Clarity of goals
Attitude & motivation
Personal Interview Questions
- Tell me about yourself?
- Why MBA?
- What MBA specialization are you interested in?
- What are your achievements/events where leadership was practiced?
- Why should we select you?
- Tell me something that is not written on your resume?
- Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses
- Short term and long term goals
- A question on your graduation projects is expected
- What if we don’t select you?
Important GD/WAT Topics
EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION In developing approaches to motivate employees, managers should focus mainly on financial rewards It is a very difficult task for managers to develop methods and strategies to motivate employees. However, when they are focussed on the right techniques and information, then their task becomes pretty easy. Motivation is an integral part of the …
ETHICS VS BUSINESS INTRODUCTION The term, “Ethics” has been derived from the Greek word “ethos” which means custom or character. Ethics is based on well-founded standards of right and wrong which explains what humans need to do, generally in terms of benefits of society, rights, obligations, fairness & etc. Sometimes the exact meaning of “ethics” …
Stress Vs Consumer Spending Well, consumer behaviour is a deep ocean and an interesting one also! Why Consumer and not customer? What is the difference? Can customer always be a consumer? For example, Mr X is buying a mobile for his sister Mahi. In this example, Mr X is a customer (buying a mobile), and …
JOB Vs ENTREPRENEURSHIP Group Discussion INTRODUCTION A job can be any piece of work that is performed in exchange for an agreed price and similar benefits whereas entrepreneurship is creating new ventures keeping in mind the risks and difficulties and thinking out of the box in order to make a profit. One of the biggest …
E-learning Pros and Cons INTRODUCTION While doing the job if you want to get a degree or learn new skills then what? It was difficult earlier but now it is simply because of e-learning. E-learning can be defined as learning with the help of electronic technologies. This is a ‘new normal’ thing due to Corona …
IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING INTRODUCTION Networking is not just the exchange of knowledge, information with others — and it’s not at all about begging for favours. Networking is about establishing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with the people you meet, whether you’re waiting to order your morning tea, participating in a walkathon, or attending …
Written Ability Test for IIMs The following topics will help MBA aspirants to prepare for Written Ability Test(WAT) conducted by IIMs and many other premier B-schools in India for admission purposes.
INDIAN MEDIA INTRODUCTION The Indian media consists of different streams like television, film industry, magazines, newspapers, internet media, etc. The existence of Indian media can be dated back to 1780, when the first newspaper was printed, during the British rule. Radio broadcasting began in 1927. The first Indian Hindi film that was made was ‘Raja …
FALL OF KODAK – THE KODAK FAILURE A generation ago, a “Kodak moment” meant something that was worth saving and savouring. Today, the term, “Kodak” is used as an apparition to warn the executives to stand up and fight, when competition hits its way in the market. But while making such admonitions, somewhere, one forgets …
Smart work vs Hard work INTRODUCTION There is always debate on whether hard work is good or smart work? In the past only the output was important. The competition was less so time was not much important as people did not have many options. So to draw maximum output people used to work for more …
CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY INTRODUCTION What is Central Bank Digital Currency? With more and more countries looking to develop their own versions of digital currencies, the central bank digital currencies are growing in popularity. The Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is basically a digitized version of the normal fiat currency that we use in …
CORPORATE SLAVERY INTRODUCTION “Do what you love, and love what you do” is another common saying that is not commonly implemented. A person spends the major part of his life working and those years of work turn into a monotonous routine if it isn’t fun. With a variety of jobs and business opportunities in the …
GD Topis for MBA Hi Uotians, this blog will help you explore the most important GD topics for MBA admissions 2020. The group discussion round is crucial during the selection process that is followed by a personal interview. In some institutes, the GD round is replaced by Written Ability Test. A similar GD process acts …
FIXED PAY VS VARIABLE PAY INTRODUCTION Have you ever noticed that your monthly salary credited to your bank account is less than the actual CTC mentioned in your offer letter? Yes? Well, Then this is so because of the structure of salary and the tax implications imposed on it. Though salary document is not one …
SOCIAL MEDIA: BOON OR BANE INTRODUCTION Social Media, a hot topic since it ever came into existence and is one of the favourite topics for Debate, Group Discussion and different Forums. It is that bad to be criticized? Why is Social Media Bad? Check the image below What? Even you spend about 3 …
SOCIAL NETWORKING IN OUR LIVES INTRODUCTION I’m sure everyone reading this article must have been scolded by their elders for being on the phones most of the time! Which leads me to think about the fact that social media is not just limited to a mere virtual network, but it is a whole different world …
Placement Vs Pursuing a Career By and large, many of the university students in India, Post-Graduate, in particular, are in dilemma concerning the choice between placement and pursuit of career goals. Being stranded in such anxiety, according to some official reports, in India every hour one student commits suicide. Giving birth to such grave …
WALMART – THE RETAIL GIANT INTRODUCTION “Walmart” formerly known as “Wal-Mart Stores Inc.” based out of an American store has now become one of the world’s greatest retailers amongst the world’s largest retail companies. This company was founded by Sam Walton residing in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962, initially having its focus on rural areas for …
MBA INTERNSHIP – Important for MBA Student? INTRODUCTION Nowadays, MBA Internships have become an inevitable part of any Management Education. Almost each and every field need Exposure to Practical work. Internships work as a tool that can help MBA students to develop the necessary skills through hands-on experience. During this Internship period, one gets to …
Cons of Group Discussion
- Introvert candidates can find it difficulty to express in a GD
- A GD mostly can easily turn into fish market
- Human error in evaluation
Cons of Personal Interview
- Human error in evaluation
Cons of Written Ability Test
- Human error in evaluation
- Not a fool proof method