IIM Indore Experience
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age 78.8% Electronics and
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
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 (http://www.iimidr.ac.in/iimi/pages/institute/faculty-detail.php?fid=76)
P2: A Serious looking Prof (http://www.iimidr.ac.in/iimi/pages/institute/faculty-detail.php?fid=115)
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
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
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
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
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
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