Actual GD/ PI Experiences of SIBM, SCMHRD etc.

SNAP Test is the first step towards admission into various management courses offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU). There are many institutes affiliated to SIU, the top rated ones being SIBM Pune, SCMHRD and SIIB. With the help of SNAP test scores, candidates are shortlisted by various institutes for the Group Discussion/Exercise and Personal Interview round. All colleges of SIU do not have a common and uniform admission procedure.
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Group Discussion/Group Exercises
Group Discussion or Group Exercises are used by an organization (company, institute, business school etc.) to gauge whether a candidate has certain personality traits desired by them like communication skills, leadership, teamwork etc.
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In some institutes, the group exercises are based on a topic, case study, picture or audio-visual clip shown to the students. The topics are a good mix of current as well as abstract topics.Few general topics from previous year GDs are Child Labour, Global Warming, and Corruption.
In case-study based GE, a situation is given to the candidates and they need to analyze it and then give solutions to the main problem mentioned in the case. The case studies are generally related to situations in the professional world. Generally, the duration of GD is 15 minutes, which includes 2 minutes thinking time. There are 2 panelists and in each group there are about 8-10 members.
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Essay Writing (WAT)
Generally, the next round in some colleges after the Group Exercise round is the Written Ability Test (WAT). In this round, candidates are either given a topic or shown a picture on which they have to write an essay in 30 minutes. An essay is a reflection of one's personality. It checks the written communication skills, knowledge level and logical thinking ability of the candidate. An essay can be deemed as a good essay only if it has good content, organization and presentation. The topics for WAT are often related to current affairs.
Personal Interview
A Personal Interview is a great opportunity for candidates to show their skills and strengths. It is a chance to show how they are a perfect fit for the particular institute or position. On the other hand, it gives a chance to the panelists to evaluate the personality of the candidate.
Typically, interview questions can be of different types, like personality-based questions, which focus on strengths, weaknesses, achievements, failures and goals of an individual. Questions regarding education background focus on an individual's academic performance and extracurricular activities. 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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