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IIM Indore PI Experience

IIM Indore PI Experience

sumit2goody ,  06-Apr-10

IIM Indore Experience


X: 81.4
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age 78.8% Electronics and Communication Engg

Work-Ex: 33 months IT sector
NIL/Sector - Number of Years 

CAT Score: 243(98.92%)

Time: 9:00 AM 6th April 2010

Location: IIM Lucknow Noida Campus

Essay Topic: The diverse demography of india is unused unless the manufacturing sector booms. (Take a stance and develop the argument in about 200 words)

Wrote about the services & manufacturing sector composition and  how we need a boom in many for double digit growth. wrote ok types will give 6 out of 10.

Pyschometric test: 44 ques and 5 min. Basic questions like are u talkative? Are u shy? Are u a leader? With options like strongly disagree, partly agree, neither agree neither disagree, partly agree and strongly agree.

Then panel said we will call you for the interview. They called people in the random order and I was the 3rd last to go.

P1:  A Bearded Prof (

P2:  A Serious looking Prof (

M: Me


P1 was not in room when I entered.

P2: So Sumit Khanna From where are you?

M: Sir I am basically from Ludhiana but currently working with Infosys in Chandigarh

P2: So what have you written in the essay?

M: Explained the things that I wrote

P2: You say services sector will saturate. How can you say so?

M: Sir I work in the IT sector and I have seen that the margins which were there some years back are not there and profits are decreasing.

P2: What is the contribution of IT sector to the GDP

M: around 7% sir

P2:  that is too less

P2: What else comes in services

M: Banking sector

P2: How does Banks earn money

M: explained the concept of interest on loans.

P2: ok what else in services

M: Insurance , hospitality

P2: So are the margins in hospital secotr lessening?

M: No idea sir J

P2: You say people in different locations are suited better for a particular job

M: Yes sir as a person who lives near a coal mine will be better suited as he is aclimatised with the environment there.

M: Also some people have inherent talent and that should be used for manufacturing like the handicraft industry in Kashmir is there.

P2: Define talent?

M: Talent is the characteristic of a person by which he can do a task better than normal

P2: you have written that India moved from agricultutral to services based industry missing manufacturing. Is it a natural transition agriàmanuàservices

M: Yes sir as it is the case with china. I have read it somewhere

P2: What is the percentage of agriculture in USA economy?

M: Sorry Sir J

P2: In USA agriculture has more contribution than services, so there is no rule like this ok?

M: Yes Sir J

(Meanwhile P1 joins in)

P1: So Sumit you have worked in career launcher (was looking at my file)

M: yes Sir but it was only because I passed out in June and my Infosys joining was in November, that’s why.

P1: ok so tell me about your final year project

M: Told him about how we had developed a railway monitoring and tracking system , explained him that

P1: What was the component u used

M: 89c51 mincrocontroller sir

P1: Ok explain that

M: told what it is and the functions and the parts

P1: What kind of memory does uC has?

M: ROM as well as RAM sir and there is space for attaching xternal memory as well

P1:How many counters are there in uC/

M: 2 sir

P1: how many ways they can run

M: 8 bit , 13 bit and dual mode sir ( I think missed one here)

P1: What is ring counter

M: It is a counter in which after the last state it goes back to the first state, gave example of the vehicle’s odometer here. JJ

P1: what is uP and different from uC

M: explained

P1: how does control happens in uC.

M: told control signals are there and there are address and data buses

P1: does uP has them?

M: Sir uP has address and data bus but not sure about control signals

P1 looks at P2, he nods

P1: ok thanks

M: thanks sir

P2: So are these the posts from your blog ( I had placed the story at the end of the file)

M: yes Sir, I am writing a story and these are the few chapters and writing a college/school based love story.

P2: you are proactive , normally people write after their MBA, chetan bhagat and all

M: J Yes sir I had the idea after engineering and started writing now as was finalizing the plot

P2: looking at my affidavit , So you didn’t got it on the stamp paper( was not on a stamp paper but on a plain paper with stamps)

M: Sir I went to the notary and he was not having the stamp paper one and said these govt stamps one will suffice, I argued with him but he said we make it daily and this will do, so that’s it sir

P1: ok, Thanks you can leave now

M: thanks you sir


No toffee offered ,some were offered and there were around 4-5 whose affidavit was not on the stamp paper, that’s why that question to me(don’t think it will have any impact or will it?) Let me know how you find it.


PS: Please get your affidavit on the stamp paper


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