GD-PI Experience at MDI, Gurgaon (2014-16):
CAT Score: 97.9
Should Business tycoons support any political party and vice versa (More on the lines of Mukesh ambani supporting Modi government in Gujarat –issue raised by kejrewal)
No one had a clue about what to talk. I quoted examples and figures substantiating my stance. I did extremely well in GD by sharing my views and also backing it with reasons. I read a lot about India’s development and Modi’s initiatives in Gujarat which I covered in the discussion.
Suggestion: Be well read. Have an opinion on every topic and also substantiate it with facts and figures. Maintain eye contact with every speaker and use gestures. Be a good listener and while speaking be assertive.
P1- Tell me about yourself
P1-How do you rate your GD performance
Me- (I knew i did the best among other participants but was trying to be modest) Probably 2-3. Others too had good points to make.
P1- smiled and said you are too modest
p2- sarcastic smile
P1- Tell me whatsapp acquisition by FB.
Me- told along with figures
P1- Well aware, Which newspaper do you read?
Me- TOI(I read Hindu, but told TOI out of confusion)
P2- which company does TOI belong to ?
Me- I don’t know
P2- Gave clue but i wasn’t able to guess
P1- Tell the symbol of TOI
Me- I read online app which doesn’t showcase the symbol; I am unable to recollect it.
P1- Don’t you think the news is biased and opinionated?
P1- Tell me your 3 regrets of Life?
P1- Are you proud to be a woman?
Me- Yes, Absolutely. Shared my views.
P1- Other calls and rate it?
Me- Answered. IIM-K >MDI>IIFT>NMIMS>New IIM’s
P1- mocked at my rating.
Me- Substantiated my rating and criteria.
Verdict: Converted. Joined MDI(2014-16)
Suggestion: Well prepared. Structured answers are what they are looking out for. Read a lot and be aware of the latest happenings.