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Saturday, November 30, 2013





Ajay Zener



Educational Qualification*

(Degree and College)

B. Tech(Diary Tech.),


Work Experience(Years)*


Work Experience(Company)*

: Information refers to date in which candidate appeared for GDs/Interview.
Names of other MBA institutes where offered admission(if any)


Group Discussion

Personnel Related Case Study

Number of Evaluators


Number of Participants


Time Duration

15 mins discusion

Brief Description of the GD: (issues raised, whether noisy or quiet GD etc.)

There is a Corporate Head(HR) in a company who is very nice and gets along well with all people. People often consult him for help and advice. One person(named "A") approaches him for a job because he is right now jobless. The HR head takes the guy’s qualifications and asks him to come after a week – however, since no job available, he keeps frequently postponing the job offer. A keeps visiting the HR head often and becomes his close friend.

Then, one day, "A" confides with the HR Head " I was in prison for 18 years for a crime that I had not committed. When two years remaining of the sentence, I ran away from jail. Even now, police is in look out for me."
The HR Head tells the person to go home and that he would give him a job – however as soon as he leaves, the HR head calls up the police and gives the details of "A" and asks them to arrest "A."
Because of this betrayal of trust by the HR head, people in the organisation have started losing faith in him A senior person in the office complains to the VP that the HR head has "broken faith" – so, others could not come to him.

Assume that you are the VP of the company. What would you do about the situation?

GD Description:

Very structured GD, no chaos and very smooth.
Everybody spoke and put forth points

People also gave an introduction before starting
Comments on your performance in the GD

The professors usually keep moving about and stand close to the persons talking – so, the GD does not degenerate to a fish market.
IIMA GDs do not look for a solution but at different viewpoints.

I talked the least in the GD – but I was the only person in the whole group who got selected. Maybe that was because I made good points.

Interview Process
Number of evaluators

3(only 2 asked questions, the thrid only looked through certificates.)

Time duration

25 mins

Description of the Interview (Questions asked and your response) – please elaborate

Q: Academics related questions for 10 mins.
Q: Which diary product do you like the most(because I am from Diary Tech)
A: Asido-philous milk.
Q: Why do you like this product?
A: This product is made only in India and in Karnal.
Q: What are the characteristic of products and how are they different from actual milk. How is it pasteurised and what are the problems faced in pasteurisation?
Q: How is cheese made?
Q: What are the micro-organisms used for making cheese.
Q: What is your favourite micro-organism?
Q: Question on different cycles – Kerb cycle, Electron transport chains, Browning equations
A: I was able to give a brief answer to what these cycles were about.
Q: Please draw the Browning Equation on paper.
Q: Sorry sir, I have a very limited knowledge of Browning Equation. I cannot draw it on paper.
Q: In 1991,. Yoghurt was launched as a complete milk product. However, it flopped in the market. How would you market "Yoghurt" in case you were the marketing manager?
A: Yoghurt is not consumed in India traditional – I feel that to make it popular, it should be made as close to curd as people identify with the taste. Yoghurt is used as a dessert but curd is taken during meals. If we use "Yoghurt" as a dessert, then it would compete with ice-creams and not the usual milk products.

Q: What do you mean by animal husbandry?
A: Do not know as I have not studied as yet.
Q: So, you are not eligible for IIM-A.
A: I told them about my summer training where I did market research survey and my achievements in the project. I am good at marketing and would like to pursue the same in IIMA.
Q: If you are a collector of some district in Patna, then what are the three main social problems?
A: Population rise, illeteracy, and unemployment.
Q: What is the main problem?
A: Illiteracy
Q: How can you remove illiteracy?
A: (I am from Kerala and had seen how the illiteracy campaign was carried out there)talked about how they could go about removing illiteracy.
Q: What are the socia-political issues in Kerala?( 15 mins. on Kerala)
Q: what is the illiteracy rate in India?
A: I don’t know.
Q: Make a guess.
A: 54.56(the interviewers laughed as I made a guess upto two decimal places. After coming out, I realised how close I had been to the answer – the actual illiteracy rate is 54.55)
Q: Who pioneered the illiteracy program in Kerala?
A: I do not know.

Comments on your performance in the Interview

  • One part of the interview related to B-Tech, remaining about Kerala.
  • I never beat about the bush, when I did not know, I said so.

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