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    What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    in interview which type of queries they can ask

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Hi frnd,
    A personal interview is aimed at knowing a candidate more intimately - assessing the clarity of thinking process, future goals and the 'fit' with the B-school.
    Personal Interview can also turn out to be an opportunity to 'sell' yourself. While intimidating for some MBA-hopefuls, the personal interview represents a prime opportunity. Interviews allow you the chance to not only put a face and personality to the name and credentials on your application file, but also to express your academic, personal, and professional accomplishments, experiences, and intentions.
    What does it test?
    So what does the personal interview process aim to test? According to Dr JK Mitra, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, “Personal Interview process might begin with the 'views' expressed during the 'extempore round' (part of process at FMS Delhi) or through a free-wheeling discussion around one's bio-data given in the application form."
    "A few 'knowledge-dipstick' questions on one's basic academic background might also be fielded to assess the depth and accuracy of existing knowledge. A few basic General Knowledge questions may also be asked. FMS also gives importance to consistent academic performance as it is indicative of academic discipline and ethos one is required to have to survive in the campus," added Dr. Mitra.
    According to experts, Personal Interview stresses on the following areas:
    -- Goal Clarity
    -- Knowledge
    -- Communication Skills
    -- Personality traits
    Goal Clarity
    Why do want to do an MBA? How does it fit into your career goals? What do you wish to do after your MBA?...These are some hard questions that you will have to answer almost invariably in all Interviews. These questions search the 'inner motivations' of a candidate, and there are no 'right answers'. The only way to answer these questions is to introspect: what excites and motivates you; what makes you perform your best; what would you really like to do in your life, and how do you genuinely see an MBA helping. Tough questions, but answering them honestly is critical for your success!
    'Why MBA?' is the most important question that MBA aspirants need to answer. There is no "good answer" for this. The answer needs to be your answer. In other words, you need to think deeply, introspect and find out what it is that really drives you, that really sends a shiver of excitement down your spine when you think of achieving it. It is only this excitement and this drive that can convince the interview panel about your answer rather than any 'manufactured' answer by any test prep faculty.
    Also "Why do you think now is the right time to pursue an MBA?; How will you fit into our program? And What will you do after you graduate? are the key questions for every interview candidate. Interviewers are looking for responses incorporating specific examples from your academic, personal, and professional experiences. Further, they want to know the reasons behind your major life decisions.
    So put on your thinking cap, do some soul searching and then jot down the answers to 'what's your goal' questions.
    Domain Knowledge
    Given that a good MBA is a demanding programme, B-schools would like to know how you will be able to cope up with the academics and the extra-curricular 24 x 7 demands of your new campus. They are also keen to assess how you have utilized the earlier learning opportunities.
    Be prepared to discuss different specialty areas in business and their responsibilities. Interviewers will also expect you to discuss current issues in business, including the economy, taxation, foreign competition, the role of technology and ethical challenges in the field.
    Interestingly, it is not just about knowledge and answering the questions but also 'leading' the interview panel. Anything you say opens the doors to new lines of questioning and discussion, so make sure you know where you are leading the interview.
    So be careful about the gates you open, and be very sure you have in-depth knowledge about whatever you mention. For e.g. if you say you have an avid interest in Badminton, be ready for questions pertaining to Prakash Padukone, Deepika Padukone, plastic shuttles v/s feather shuttles, Saina Nehwal etc. It is advisable to brush up 2-3 subjects from your graduation thoroughly if you are a student fresh out of college. Also, contextual knowledge of the environment around you as well as "general knowledge" comes quite handy.
    Brush up on your area of specialization/ subjects at graduation. Account for breaks, if any. Take pains to know about the company you work for; your place in the scheme of things and your contribution. Since 'Extracurricular' would comprise activities other than academics and work life, list those activities, preferably recent, that you have participated in or initiated. Be clear about what you do in your leisure hours. Preparation for general awareness questions is an ongoing exercise.
    Communication Skills
    Your speaking and listening skills become very important than the oft tested reading and writing skills. As simple as it may sound, good communication strategy is quite simple. Listen to the question keenly to understand it well, and then offer a precise answer. If you don't know the answer, no bluffing the panel please! The experts are too experienced to notice this and can get switched off.
    While speaking, the biggest sin you can commit is beating around the bush and being too verbose. Remember, panel can easily interpret these "tactics" on your part to be lack of clarity or a deliberate attempt to obfuscate your lack of knowledge. Also, while answering questions, please remember it is not a quiz and you can actually pause and collect your thoughts before answering, if required.
    Prep Strategy
    To be honest, it is not possible to 'prepare' for an interview in a few weeks. Planning for an interview should ideally be a process that should begin as soon as you make up your mind to pursue management education. However, you should use the few weeks and months before the interview to revisit and update your knowledge base, and crystallize your reasoning and thinking process on your career and life goals.
    Reading newspapers and keeping updated with all the major happenings does help a lot. Revising the concepts, atleast from courses one liked or did well in, from undergrad in required. Attend mock GD sessions and giving 2-3 mock interviews. Importantly, preparing for GD/PI sessions is a good time to reflect and introspect on what are one's career goals and the reasons why one is opting for management career, and one should make use of this opportunity.

    Some of the model questions asked in such interviews are listed below, prepare structured answers for the following potential questions.
    1. Why should we admit you into our MBA program?
    2. What are your strongest abilities?
    3. What skills would you be bringing to the classroom?(relevant if you have job experience)
    4. What are you looking for in this program?
    5. Tell me something about yourself?
    6. What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?
    7. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
    8. Why do you want to study in this institute?
    9. What does "success" mean to you?
    10. What does "failure" mean to you?
    11. What are your three major accomplishments?
    12. What have you disliked in your past jobs? (If you have worked in more than one organization)
    13. What kinds of people do you enjoy working with? (If you possess work experience)
    14. What kinds of people frustrate you?
    15. How long before you can make a contribution (Not monetary) to the institute?
    16. In the past year, what have you been dissatisfied about in your performance?
    17. What according to you is your ideal job and how will this program help you realise the same?
    18. What can you tell me about your past bosses? (If you have work experience)
    19. Which is more important to you: money or the type of job?
    20. What have you learned from your activities in college?
    21. Were your extracurricular activities worth the time you put into them?
    22. What have they taught you?
    23. What qualities should a successful manager possess?
    24. What two attributes are most important in your job?
    25. What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it?
    26. What have you done that you consider creative?
    27. Who do you admire? Why?
    28. What do you get passionate about?
    29. What courses are you taking?

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    hello friend,the various questions which can be asked by a student at the admissions into mba programme are quite simple than a job interview.Because the motive is to get a student which could be taught and which will give fruitful results.
    Some of such questions are:
    · Why business school?
    · Why did you decide to apply to this business school?
    · What makes you stand out among other candidates?
    · What can you contribute to our program?
    · What are your expectations of this program?
    · How do you plan to use your degree?
    · Where do you see yourself in ten years?
    · Can you walk me through your resume?
    · Can you give me an example of a time that you demonstrated leadership?
    · What is your definition of teamwork?
    · What would you say is your biggest weakness?
    · What are your greatest strengths?
    · How would your colleagues describe you?
    · What are your hobbies?
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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Hello,In Interview mainly it depends on the interviewer perception some times he may ask technical or some times completely he may focus on general questions. but most of the interviewers first start with your self introduction and then your resume.they will completely focus on your resume be careful on your resume and thorough knowledge on your resume.

    they will ask your family back ground and focus on technical knowledge.if you are having excellent knowledge in technical side then you can get the opportunity.you have to create that you have sound knowledge on subject.then that interviewer never loose you.

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Hello,

    Interview is the place where one candidate talent will be exposed in front of the interviewer.based on your performance only you will get the job.questions will be depends on your specialization and your back ground.first every interviewer asks you to tell your self introduction.later they will ask you some technical question be careful while answering technical questions.it tells you how much your strong in technical side.you make him to attract him.

    Interviewer will ask you to describes about your project.before going to interview go through on your project.he will more concentrates on your project.if you explained excellent your project then he may give chance to you in their organization.most of the interviewers will give more preference to the Project.

    They will ask you each and every point which has mentioned in your resume so be careful on your resume.your resume will represents your capabilities. they always ask you to tell some thing which happened practically in your life.

    so go with proper preparation.

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Hello friend,

    What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?
    MBA Exam Pattern

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Data Interpretation
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Logical and Critical Reasoning
    • General Awareness

    MBA Exam Interview Questions

    • What are your expectations of this program?
    • · How do you plan to use your degree?
    • What are you looking for in this program?
    • Tell me something about yourself?
    • Why did you decide to apply to this business school?
    • · What makes you stand out among other candidates?
    • · What can you contribute to our program?
    • What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?
    • Where do you want to be in 5 years?
    • Why do you want to study in this institute?
    • What does "success" mean to you?
    • What does "failure" mean to you?
    • What are your three major accomplishments
    • Why business school?



    Good Luck..!!

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Hi!Interview questions can'be guessed . . It's all about your fate . . .They mainly focus on your resume nd work experience . . . Gv you one suggestion that . . Please know who am I ??Analyse yourslf . . Nd hope for the best . .Regards,

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    hi

    [h=2]kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams[/h]Interview mainly it depends on the interviewer perception some times he may ask technical or some times completely he may focus on general questions. but most of the interviewers first start with your self introduction and then your resume.they will completely focus on your resume be careful on your resume and thorough knowledge on your resume.Interviewer will ask you to describes about your project.before going to interview go through on your project.he will more concentrates on your project.if you explained excellent your project then he may give chance to you in their organization.most of the interviewers will give more preference to the Project.
    MBA Exam Interview Questions

    • What are your expectations of this program?
    • · How do you plan to use your degree?
    • What are you looking for in this program?
    • Tell me something about yourself?
    • Why did you decide to apply to this business school?
    • · What makes you stand out among other candidates?
    • · What can you contribute to our program?
    • What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?

    good luck

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Morning Friend, a personal interview is aimed at knowing a candidate more intimately - assessing the clarity of thinking process, future goals and the 'fit' with the B-school. Personal Interview can also turn out to be an opportunity to 'sell' yourself. Interviewer will ask you to describes about your project.before going to interview go through on your project.he will more concentrates on your project. If you explained excellent your project then he may give chance to you in their organization.most of the interviewers will give more preference to the Project.

    Mostly MBA Exam Interview Questions
    • What are your expectations of this program?
    • How do you plan to use your degree?
    • What are you looking for in this program?
    • Tell me something about yourself?
    • Why did you decide to apply to this business school?
    • What can you contribute to our program?
    • What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?
    They will ask you each and every point which has mentioned in your resume so be careful on your resume. Your resume will represents your capabilities. they always ask you to tell some thing which happened practically in your life.

    Best of LUCK for your future.

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Hello,

    There is no particular set of questions that are asked during interviews of MBA. It depends on the inquisitor. However some typical questions asked in interview are-
    1. Tell me something about yourself?
    2. Why do you want to persue MBA?
    3. Why have you chosen this college?
    4. What are your goals?
    5. Tell me about your family background?
    But the most important thing need to keep in mind before sitting for the interview are-
    1. Never try to bluff with interviewer
    2. Try to be honest and truthful
    3. Need not be nervous and anxious
    4. Maintain an eye contact to reflect your confidence
    5. Answer the question as qualitative.
    Thank you

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    Re: What kind of questions are asked in the interview of MBA exams?

    Dear student,

    Personal interview is where the interviewer try to know how much serious you are for the course. some students join the course because their friends joined the college or by the pressure of parents. The interview pannel may ask about genal knowledge, current affairs, your personal intersest, hobbies etc.

    You need not to worry about that just be original and give true answer. Never tell a lie as it can be harmful for you.

    Good luck
    Asma

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