IIMC Interview - 21st Feb 2022

Profile – 95/90.2/82 (CAT - 99.93), 30 months work-ex

**1. Tell me about yourself and why MBA in a minute?**

*Ans. Told important points of my story and background.*

**2. Some questions on family and story behind it?**

*Ans. Asked about failures and crisp story around it.*

**3. You have studied graph theory as mentioned in transcript, tell me one optimisation technique?**

*Ans. I mentioned linear programming, also mentioned that it's been a long time I've studied this. They said we will ask you theoretical and not numerical (should have said No but didn't)*

**4. How to solve a linear equation of 2 variables – decision variables and constraints?**

*Ans. Mentioned whatever I could remember vaguely, starting from corner points and then checking for optimal solution. They later asked why corner points, said something but then wasn't sure.*

**5. How to use calculus in linear programming? – usage of differentiation and integration?**

*Ans. Area calculation in integration and maxima/minima in differentiation.*

**6. Conditions of maxima and minima?**

*Ans. Told 1st and 2nd derivative conditions.*

**7. What are conditions of differentiability? Why should it be continuous? **

*Ans. 3 conditions - repeated one of those*

**8. What are conditions of continuity?**

*Ans. 2 conditions *

**9. 2nd professor - x^4 has minima at x=0 but double derivative is still =0 instead of >0 – caught off guard here**

*Ans. Mentioned about it being a minima but couldn't explain better*

**10. You work in risk management – suggest key risk parameters in healthcare sector and explain how would you go about it?**

*Ans. Went in trails of vaccines and key metrics to check and also split my answer in public and private hospitals*

**11. What will you do specifically for public health?**

*Ans. Mentioned my experience with government hospitals and what is better and what isn't*

**12. You used – opportunity cost in one of the lines before – what is that and what is the opportunity cost for you in 2 year MBA?**

*Ans. Told my 2 year salary, loan, EMI, hike (if any)*

*13. How will you value time in terms of money? Suppose I give you 5 minutes – how will you value in terms of money?*

*Ans. If someone earns X per year, I'll take that as per month on dividing by 12 and then let's say 22 days in a month and 8 hrs a day, I'll accordingly reach 5 minutes.*

**14. You are an analyst? What do you think about demonetisation?**

*Ans. I said I got promoted couple of months ago so an associate now, they said but still you analyse something. I then started explaining pros and cons – they said give us yes or no as policy– told them MSMEs hit so no but policy was fine so yes finally.*

You can log off now.

Time – little less than 20 mins.

**Verdict** - Waitlisted (later Converted)

*(This was my first interview of the season and it shook me like anything)*

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