Actual NMIMS GD and PI Experiences

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is one the most popular B-Schools of choice amongst MBA aspirants. It offers various MBA programs in its Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad Campuses. NMIMS conducts NMAT for short-listing applicants for its next round of admission, which includes Group Discussion and Personal Interview. At the starting of the process each candidate has to fill the SOP form in which they have to answer questions like, why do you want to pursue MBA? Or why do you want to pursue MBA from NMIMS? After this the rest of the process follows.
Group Discussion (Case Discussion)
IN NMIMS, Group Discussions are conducted as a part of the second stage of the admission process. The candidates are given 5 minutes to think before the discussion begins. The average duration of the GD is 15 -25 minutes. The group has 12 -15 participants. There are 3 panelists. NMIMS GDs are unique in the sense that they are generally based on case-studies. The case studies are generally related to situations in the professional world. In the last few years a few topics related to which cases have been asked in this round are:
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  • An extract was given on agricultural condition in India along with a comparison between India and US on agricultural factors (per hectare productivity, total productivity, total cultivable land, etc.). Give suggestions.
  • Why does Amazon want to maintain its position as a leader in Indian E-commerce? (Some numbers about the same were given)
  • iPods have killed the music industry
  • Sometimes less is better than more
  • IPL has been reduced to a soap opera
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Personal Interview
A Personal Interview is a great opportunity for candidates to show their skills and strengths. It's a chance to show how they are a perfect fit for the particular institute or position. On the other hand it gives the chance to the panelists to evaluate the personality of the candidate. In NMIMS interview there are generally 3 panelists. The kind of questions and number of questions asked to the candidates can vary from person to person but the personal interview is designed to know about you, the panel checks how well you know yourself.
Typically, interview questions can be of different types, like personality based focus on the strengths, weaknesses, achievements, failures and goals of an individual. Questions regarding education focus on an individual's academic and extracurricular performance. There can also be current affairs or career planning based questions. The panelists might also ask technical questions related to your graduation subjects.
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