How Nitish Bagai cracked GD-PI-WAT to get MDI Gurgaon Management seat
Nitish Bagai secured 98.2 percentile in CAT 2013 and cracked GD-PI-WAT to get admission in post graduate programme in management (PGPM) at MDI Gurgaon.
In this interview with Careers360, Nitish shares the factors of GD-PI-WAT that can influence the chances of admission into IIMs and Top Bschools. He shares his WAT topic and summarizes his strategy of explaining each point in WAT within the time frame.
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He also explains about the interview structure at MDI and how to prepare yourself to tackle the admission process.
Read here to know the strategy of tackling the GD-PI-WAT of MDI Gurgaon
Written Ability Test:
Careers360: Share your overall WAT experience?
Nitish: My experience for WAT was good, as my interview date was more towards the end, I was aware of the WAT topic beforehand, by reading about others’ experiences in forums. So I prepared according to the inputs of other students and on the recent topics.
Careers360:What was your topic for WAT and what was your Time limit?
Nitish: The GD was followed by WAT and we were asked to summarize the whole discussion in 5 minutes. There was no such topic it was a summary about what all was discussed and points raised in the group discussion. If you are asked to summarise GD, it is important to mention all the points that have been raised by the students present. One must make sure to not to add on anything extra.
Careers360: What was your approach towards WAT and how did you prepared for it?
Nitish: As soon as we were asked to summarise the GD for WAT, I jotted down as many points as I could about the whole GD. During WAT, I picked the best points and presented a summary. I focused on quality more than quantity. As per the topic, no preparation in terms of content was needed beforehand. I was prepared with my strategy to keep jotting down all good points during the GD itself, and then compile them during WAT.
Careers360: How many members were there in your interview board and what was the structure?
Nitish: There were 2 members in the interview board. I was asked a lot of questions about my work experience, specially technical questions related to telecommunications industry. There were a few questions based on current affairs, and a question on why I wanted to do an MBA.
Careers360: What were the key factors which you think influenced your selection at PI stage?
Nitish: I believe the most important factor that helped my selection was my level of preparedness regarding my profession. Also, I was very clear about why I wanted to do an MBA.
Careers360: How did you prepare for your PI?
Nitish: I was very thorough with my work experience related topics and had prepared well for standard management questions. I was well-versed with current affairs. I used to read The Economic Times and the editorial section of The Hindu daily.
Careers360: What is your advice to aspirants for Personal Interview?
Nitish: I believe the most important thing is to be confident when you answer questions during your PI. Prepare well for current affairs. Even if the first few PIs you appear for do not go as well as planned, do not get disheartened, and do not let that affect your performance anywhere else.
Careers360: What was the group size, topic and your approach towards the topic?
Nitish: The group size was 12, and the topic for our GD was “Smartphones- boon or bane”. The one thing that helped me most during my GD was my knowledge of current affairs. A few points that I did pitch in, I backed them with sufficient data from my knowledge, which helped my performance.
Careers360: How did you prepare for your GD? When and how should an aspirant seriously start preparing for GD?
Nitish: I was very thorough with current affairs, and regularly read the editorial section of Economic Times. My advice to all potential candidates would be to start preparing for GD as soon as possible and read the editorials of as many newspapers as possible. These can help you with citing strong opinions as well as facts during GD.
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