17 Jul, 2018

NMAT 2019 GD PI – The curiosity of the candidates who appeared for NMAT exam ends here with the release of the list of the shortlisted candidates for the next round of selection procedure. The list of the shortlisted candidates and its cutoff are released by NMIMS after the announcement of the NMAT result. The selection procedure will include Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The shortlisting of the candidates are based purely on the candidate’s NMAT percentile. The call letters for GD and PI rounds are available online on the official website. NMIMS stands for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies conduct NMAT every year to select the right candidates for admission in various management programs. It offers MBA programs in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad campuses. The candidates must read this article to acquire complete information on GD and PI rounds like when and where this round will be conducted as well as how to prepare for this round. Also, the topics included for this round. NMAT 2019 GD PI brings here the preparation tips for GD and PI round.

Let’s have a look at the detailed study as well as some preparation tips of GD and PI:

NMAT 2019 GD PI – Group Discussion (Case Discussion):

    Group Discussion is the second stage of the admission process where the candidates have to appear for this round. The shortlisted candidates will be divided into two groups consisting of 12- 15 candidates in each group and a topic will be provided on which they have to speak in for or against or in another way you can say that the candidates exchange and share their ideas on a given topic of a common issue. Therefore the candidates will be given 5 minutes of time to think on the topic before the beginning of the discussion whereas each candidate will be given 15 – 20 minutes to speak on the given topic. There will be 3 panels of the examiner to measure the aspirant’s knowledge on the particular topic, leadership quality, and thought process as well as how active you are throughout the session. Also, the candidate’s activeness will be checked based on your involvement in both listening and meaningful speaking. Moreover, the group must follow pre-defined and established standards. Group discussion topics are basically related to situations in the professional world. The topics that were asked in the group discussion round are as given below

    • iPods have killed the music industry
    • IPL has been reduced to a soap opera
    • Sometimes less is better than more
    • Relevance of odd-even scheme

    Suggestion: When five minutes of time is given for reading the case then the candidates must note down the major points on which they desire to speak. The candidates are advised to be assertive but not aggressive as this put a negative impact on the examiner. However, the candidate’s focus must be on delivering structure and direction to the discussion whereas always try to be one of the first three speakers and don’t put yourself in an argument. Always keep an eye contact with the candidates in your group. Moreover, the candidates must prepare by discussing the topics with your friends or classmate as you will be able to develop speaking and debating skills. The more you practice the preparation will be best.

    NMAT 2019 GD PI – Personal Interview

    Personal Interview round is bit tough round. In this round, the candidates have the opportunity to show their skills and strengths and even have a chance to prove that you are a perfect fit for this institution. This round takes only 10 minutes to complete as the question asked is completely based on the SOP. There are three members in the panel who will examine the candidate’s communication skills, presence of mind, body language, and gesture as well as how well you know yourself by asking certain questions. Hence, the question asked is like personality based questions on the

    • Strengths and weakness
    • Likes and dislikes
    • Goals of life
    • Achievements while you were working and failures
    • What have you learned in your three years of work experience and challenges faced during your work?
    • Which specialization would you like to select if you are selected?
    • Questions based on academic and extracurricular performance
    • Current affairs and career planning
    • Technical questions can be asked related to your graduation subjects.
    • Introduce yourself
    • Read the newspaper and weekly magazines
    • Keep a good knowledge of your company and its future goals

    Suggestion:  The candidates must speak confidently, be honest as well as your answers should be convincing. Suppose you cannot answer any one of the questions asked by the panels then don’t be disheartened keep on smiling till the end as it will boost your energy.

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