*How to tackle DALMIA. My strategy STAY HUNGRY but DON’T BE FOOLISH🙂*
After listening so many students as predicated and said by us (CETKING) Dalmia did this time again.
1. Unnecessary grilling of people applied for dalmia
2. Worthless questions and torture
3. more towards stress interview
4. Scenarios based questions
5. Ridiculous questions like Formula of Inflation? Seriously ???????
Anyway I think it’s the frustration of this college as it’s a self proclaimed best in finance.
How to tackle:
1. *Go easy on the panel* Don’t let them know that your are loosing on them
2. *Stay calm and cool* Let it be any question in finance. You now it answer it, you don’t know say you got damn don’t it period
3. If the question is open ended, *don’t dare to ask the question to the panel* For example; how do you analyse the financial statements of the company? So don’t ask them company of which sector. Ideally it makes hell lot of sense to do that. But we won’t do it and will answer, Alright so if I am analysing a company from e-commerce and the main parameters I’ll look at blah blah ……. understood ?
4. How you’ll invest 10 lacs ?? Seriously 😞😞 had I known this i wouldn’t have been here 😂😂 start with the basic security fundamental. *Talk diversification of risk via portfolio management 20% Blue Chip stocks 70% Debt Market so and so forth. Kindly don’t say FD and all*
5. *Engineers are the main target😀* please don’t say I love number crunching and all that crap. If you know any CETKING student do ask him/her they’ll give you the best answer as we have shared the same in the classroom
6. Current affairs and international economical happenings in last 2 years is a must know factor
7. *Be sweet to them* Keep a snails on your face and answer the questions.
8. *Be practical* If they say you don’t know certain things, tell them that’s why I would love to do an MBA. To enhance and empower myself blah blah
9. They are focusing more on WHY FINANCE. Honestly, you got to know this. But simple *YOU CANT CONVINCE THEM, CONFUSE THEM* Here to massage their ego and status I would advise you guys focus more on why Finance from Dalmia so and so forth. It’s a risk you got to take.
10. Be good with basic banking and finance terms. And for heaven sakes if you don’t know but *don’t give any GOLI.* You know these guys are freak they’ll take your case if you give GOLI.
11. *Don’t give up* If you don’t know something either say I don’t if you don’t wana say that then say Sir would you mind if I take a guess at it ?
12. *Be Besharam* they’ll persuade you to go back to your same domain like IT MARKETING and all that, but you’ll only sing one song ‘I want to do an MBA’ they actually checking how badly you want it. So don’t fall in the trap.
I wish you all the very best. You have worked hard for it guys let’s not anyone spoil it.Go for the kill guys..!!
Dalmia PG-DM GDPI Experiences
Cetking Special Dalmia GDPI Workshop video
All those who have applied for PGDM in Dalmia take some time out and Post your Dalmia GDPI eperiences here…
to start with i first had essay writing, essay topic was “should sport bodies be allowed to be headed by poltical leaders?” we get 15 minutes to write and max 200 words…. then i had gd, my gd topic was ” can business be ethical?” 5 mins to jot down your points, 15 mins for discussion and 30 sec each to summarise.. my gd went ok types.
for pi i had panel one, dean himself and prof bhatia, prof bhatia is considered to be the god of finance by seniors. dean is very nice, and i heard proff. bhatia asks completely technical ques, luckily in my time he had to leave for some work. the dean asked me about capital budgeting and seriously if you dont know the ans, tell you dont know, he would explain you..
hi guys to starting with my pi i ad two biggest faculty of finance prof bhatia n dean himself.. lucky me hardly any technical stuff it was nice on the whole… if u do not know say don kno sir explains beautifully…
then i had my document verificatn and then essay topic was- should college consider only cmat scores for mms admission? then my gd topic was- primary educatn-backbone of indian education? gd was smooth went for exact 14 mins.. on the whole noce experience
gd topic-shld india adopt 1 child policy? it was fish market..got 1 warning also from panelists..interview was easy with general questions on fmly,hobbies nd all..very little finance questions asked..nd essay was “shld sports bodies be headed by political parties?”
finance questions–wat is ebit,market value,option,future,stocks,capital budgeting,equity,operating profit,net asset value..
Hey guys..finally done with the GD/PI
1) we had to get our doucments verified which hardly took 5 minutes
2 ) In essay writting 15 mins were given ,topic -the impact of electronic media on the psyche of indian youth
3) for GD there were 12 candidates and the topic was FDI retail in India- a boon or bane,the topic was quite gud but 12 candidates and 12 mins to speak it was bcoming a fish market ,for such a big group i think more time shud hav been given for discussion and in the end every one was given 30 secs to summarize
4 ) PI-this was a bit dreadful …Since i had IT experience i was asked difference between Struts & hibernate,serialisation etc , hobbies and then since i had told i wanted to do MBA in finance i was asked y finance, interest coverage ratio,treynor’s ratio , BASEL III so PI was quite grilling nw lets see wat happens and yeah results will be out on June 18th ,2pm
DATE – … 10 pm slot …
Course – PGDM in HR
Essay Topic – fundamental rights and duties as citizens …
GD Topic – Housewives v/s Housework should come under the ambit of compensation and benefit ..
In PI I was asked .. Why HR ? Why not marketing ? Why HR at dalmia ? Where else have you applied ? Calls from any colleges? Difference between empathy and sympathy. Name a few theories of HR. Explain maslow’s hierarchy of needs in detail with examples . Name the three theory of needs given by Mc clelland .. What is name of the theory given by Mc Gregor ? Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line ? What aspect of HR you like the most?
date f gdpi – finance
pi panel – 7
gd group – E
essay writing – my favourite teacher…had too much to ryt but limit was 200 nly
gd topic – go green to save mother earth…healthy nice discussion..no fish market at all
PI – a lady nd old professor.started with acads..then y finance…they said bout finance sector is down so told them bout lomg term…nd discussed all bout greece nd eurozone…so they asked bout PIGS..actually i drived it toward that..it was good try..nd then bout RBI FUNCTION nd its governer..told both well..then they asked to tell 1 Nationlised bank, 1 private bank nd 1 foriegn bank in india..replied correctly..though dat was easiest evr….then a sum related to compound interest in d end…it was a nice experience….nd in d end volunteers wer too supportive!!
GDPI: DATE; – 2 PM SLOT
FIRST – ESSAY – MY FAV MONUMENT — DONE THAT
SECOND: GDPI – TOPIC – SHOULD GOVT BAILOUT COS BE IT PVT OR PUBLIC –>>> ENTERD 4TH BUT EXPLAIND WHATS BAILOUT — KEY ASPECTS WHY BAILOUT ITS EFFECTS ETC – PANEL ALLOWED ME TO GO ON FOR 4 MIN OR SO >>
THEN IT WAS KAOS ALL WERE DISCUSSN AVIATION SECTOR AIR INDIA AND KINGFISHER — THEN TOOK IT GLOBAL LEVEL SPAIN BAILING OUT A CO RECENT ONE THEN ADDED SWOT ANALYSIS THEN TAX PAYERS ISSUES THEN TOOK INTO FINANCE AS TO WHAT PRODUCTS CAN BE TAKEN UP LIKE CREDIT SWAPS AND ALL >> IN ALL GOOD GOOD >> SUMMARIZED WELL
THIRD : PI – 2 PANEL – YOUNG FEMALE AND OLD MALE :
q1 – Accounting Concerns — then REPO RATE — EXPLAINED — WHY IS IT CALLED REPO FULL FORM — NO ANS — THEN SCHEDULE VI BALANCE SHEET — EXPLAINED THOROUGHLY THE NEW VIS A VIS OLD FORMAT — THEN GDP — PEN IT DOWN IN NOS — THNX TO A EARLIER POST HERE DONE THAT — THEN TAX RATES THEN GST AND DTC — EXPLAINED ALL IN DETAIL
AT END PANEL WAS VERY HAPPY SAID YOU HAVE PERFORMED WELL AND YOU KNOW THNGS WELL AND LIKELY TO GET GOOD MARKS BUT UR LOW CET SCORE MAY NOT HELP U CONVERT
Leticia Quintina Varel
Date …. slot 10.00 am
Essay writing topic: fundamental rights and duties as citizens
Gd topic :ways to tacle the problems of maoists
den PI : pannel 2 :1 old man and young female
the female was very nice … the male was like too much
they started off wid case study .. like in a chemical company there is an engineer who is a chain smoker he smokes in the premises of a company , he has been given repeted warnings the othrs wid him who were working in the same co who were found smoking were sacked wht would you have done in this case being an Hr manager ??/
what are the indoor and outdoor games you like to play?
den the lady started what are the components seen in the salary slip?
as i had an work ex she asked me under which tax slab do you fall??
what are the limits of falling in the tax slab mention in general and othrs also wid the rates ??
thats it you can go have a nice day … overall it was a very nice experince :):):)
GD topic : age bar for drinking 25 and voting is 18 ..why …( something like that )
essay : india can be a super power ( i stuffed so much stats that they will have to google to cross check just like i did in my gd 😛 )
P.I made 2-3 friends ( volunteers ) and i knew famous ppl from dalmia ( i knew famous people from top 6 colleges so i use that trick everywhere to get my interviewer on a friendly note ) and i knew both the people taking my interview by name and their qualifications and subjects they teach there.
mohite sir : tell me something about urself ?
me : told .. when i was speaking about networking marketing ruchika maam ( marketing woma 😛 ) took charge .
ruchika maam : tell me about network marketing .. def. and few concepts
me : explained + gave some examples and how i implemented them in real life and how it worked.
both : what were u doing for this one yr
me : doing few computer courses, studying for cet and other exams and guiding people on forums and all that shit 😀
Ruchika maam : what guidance ?
me : about colleges courses and what not blah blah
ruchika maam : what did u tell them about our college ?
me : told 5 famous personnas from dalmia ( included their name .. that lit their faces and they were smiling ) their events
ruchika maam : how u know so much about the college ?
me : i know some 5-10 people from college . ex and present students standing outside .. some of them were quite famous so both of them knew .. like knew where they stay and what they did and they do .. ( after this it was all friendly )
they asked me why marketing ? i was about to answer but they only took on the person ka name and started laughing. and some more things like what does he do now .. how u know him.. his dad and what not crap lol
then maam stopped mohite sir let me ask him sir
asked me the GDP told the meaning and the rate and everything .
sir asked no tell me the figure
i told 1.73TN nominal and 4.45 is ppp. they looked at each other and mohite sir was like write it down on a paper for me 1.73 tn
now convert it into rs.
so i told him an hour back i checked rupee rate was 55.82
sir : take it as 50 and convert
now tell me that amount in lakhs
ruchika maam interrupted saying ‘ sir wo marketing wala hai kya aap finance leke baithe hai ! ‘
they asked about my family , swimming, and then he said u only tell me what should i ask u nw… ok. b.com kiya hai .. commerece and economics se kuch poochu ? haha i was like sir anything took few chapters ka name also and told him ask def. or diff. or formulas but he didnt ask
asked about cet gdpi kidhar hua and then bole itna accha gaye fir bhi KJ wale marks nahi denge terko. and asked kaha kaha fill kiya hai forms and experience there and more casual talks.
then ruchika maam asked tell me those concepts u were talking about
i explained them the golden circle of life and law of diffusion of innovation in short i doubt they understood lol… but they look impressed.
thank you and good bye. :D*sigh**phew*
reached on time…
ESSAY- my ambition in life….(easy….)
GD topic CHINA IS MORE THREAT TO INDIA THAN PAKISTAN……..something like tht….
no fish market…every1 put their points…..30 secs for every1 to summarize…
PI time…..2 people 1 old 1 young….
asked basic acads…..y marketing……blah blah….sell this 500ml kingfisher water to me…..did it thanx to Rav Singh Cetking…….
y rupee devaulating so much……wat to do to get back….india gdp….write and show….convert to rupees…..
all this was asked by 1 old guy only…..
the other young guy was juss a poster boy whole interview with a stoned expression….!!!!!
in all it was good….!!!!!!!
Time : 2 pm
Got 2H code
That is 2nd panel and H code for GD and Other process
Mine was 1st Document verification
2nd essay writing
But dont know why they sent me for PI 1st
Osum PI …dint grill at all
followed by technical and logical question and abt family and miself
Document verification done in 10 mins
Topic : A journey By train
GD : china can be threat to india more then pakistan
4 Girls ,8 boys
Made 3 points and then summarize the GD in 30 sec
Both old guy 🙂
Overall it was nice
done with gdpi…
EW: My Best Friend(damn easy…)
GD: Should advertisements be based on facts and figures>>
PI: Majority of ?s were based on academics…
finally done with the long procedure…:)
what a relief…..
DrAman Raj Gupta
done with gd pi
ew was my best friend
gd was shld child molesters and rapist be hanged to death
ew was tough but gd was good
pi was totally based on my profile
best of luck to all
Dalmia 31st may 2 pm
Reached venue at 1 pm
Registration. U will allotted a group. Then you will have to list down your schedule.
Gd: should organ donation be compulsory? It was chaotic. Too many ppl spoke simultaneously.
PI: two old men (later I came to know one of them was an IIT IIM A guy). Totally crazy. Asked full engineering stuff. He also asked properties of steam. He then went to VanderWal law n ‘moleluar’ it’s not molecular. Something related to mole.
Essay writing: why do I want to do MBA? Nice.
Document verification then.
Done in 1.5 hrs.
And yes result is on 18 th June
Hi Had my gd pi at dalmia today 10 am
Essay – multi parties in india is a hindrance to growth
gd- measures to tackle the menace of black money
PI (the best !!!!) – 1 prof (age55-60) and 1mam
questions based on acads be thorogouh with it !!
crr,repo,rev repo, all % of these,SEBI fullform, chairman of sebi, BSE, MD of BSE, RBI, governor of RBI /(full name), (he played a rapid fire round of 10 Q’s !!!!!!!) Thanks Rav Singh Cetking hats off to u 🙂
GD: Western culture influence is the reason for increase in violence against women.
Essay: Indian Ethos in Management
PI: Worst PI ever, He asked me Jesus, about Jainism, made me solve few sums and quiz n wat not but no why mba or much bout work… Phew!!!
there were 4 rounds 1)document verification in which original documents were checked 2) essay writing in which 15 min time is given to write d essay nt more than 200 wrds mine topic was “how youth help to create better society “3)gd – 12 candidates in gd 2 female panelist easy discussion mine topic was “credit card are boon or bane” i discussed 4 boon 12 min gd in which last 30 sec were given to candidate to summire d gd.. last was pi it was ok ok mine specialisation was marketing so they asked question abt marketing like wats is market segmetation , plc, step to avoid decline stage in plc, demarketing , my family background, product targeting & positioning and how they r diff from each other wid examples.. they were 2 interviewer 1 female nd 1 male they were good .. process ended u will b gives 80rs coupon were u can eat anything from canteen acc to yr choice.. end
N L DALMIA 1st June 2.00 PM Batch…..
Reached venue at 1.00 PM…they checked the hall ticket and gave gd and pi group…Mine PI batch was 7 and GD group was J….First was my PI… i was the 1st for my batch…2 panelist..One old sir and one young madam(don’t get excited she was not that young )..(sir was a engg + mba..too intelligent as told by the volunteers)..
Me- Good Afternoon Sir, maame…They asked me to sit and the sir started…
Sir- What was ur final ur Project?
Me- told…. then he asked me few question related to my project…technical stuff…
Then Sir asked me few question related to my activities and my ngo…
Then asked few questions on marketing…what r types of marketing and various medium for advertising…etc etc
Sir- what is need, demand & supply, product differentiation?
Madam- what is PR?
ME- told all bullshit…toh she was like don’t tell me what a PRO does..tell me PR as a Function…
Me- Maame i am still to learn lots of things about marketing so i cannot tell u text book definition of PR…she was like ok ok no problem…
Inshort interview was good …No GK, No why mba,why marketing,why dalmia..
Then i had essay writing..topic was- Whom would u like to emulate ?
The funny things was most of us wrote about MS Dhoni….
Then had GD at last – only 7 ppl in the group..Topic- Women make better managers then men…
Initiated the GD and had a good discussion…no fish market…
At last went to canteen and enjoyed the food coupons 🙂 (Eat Noodles they are nice)…
Had GDPI today in morning 10 am batch
PI was one of worst PI’s comparatively to other I hav appeard for grilled me completely dey neva got satisfied wid ny of my answers infact d panelists dint even smiled in whole interview for once it was more of lyk stress interview for me.. Even wid oders students whom i communicatd sum very bizarre questns were askd 2 dem so i thnk dey grilling quite a lot of ppl.. so Tips for dose who are yet to appear is jus b prepard dey cn ask u ny damn thng
Gd- maoist are outcome of poor developement of tribes. Nice discussn. Every1has to summarize.
Pi- kind of grilliing. Panel7. He was engineer, n me too, so lot of technical and logical questns.
Finance ppl were sayin they askd lots n lots of questions on finance…
(PREPARE WELL FOR PI)
Essay- why u want to do mba? 200 words.
Doc verification- easy process.
- I had my pi first was cool, had heard a lot that they’re gonna grill on your acads but that wasn’t the case with me, good panel, a tax professor(TP) and some other finance guy(FG).
TP:So what are your first impressions about the college?
TP:HDFC Securities, what are you working as ?
Me: hni dealer ,portfolio mgmt
TP:What’s your exact work profile ?
TP:what do you feel about the market trend?
me: it’s gonna be sideways in the range of 4820-5100.
TP: On what basis do you said that.
me : looking @ technicals
TP:what all do you see when studying a company like fundamentals and technicals
me:technicals : resistance and support levels, macd, rsi, slow stochastic,sma and ema
fundamentals : eps, pe and industry pe, debt equity ratio, order books and total debt
FG:What do you know about MACD ?
FG: Whats arbitrage ?
me: buying in one exchange and selling in other.
FG:yes thats right but tell me what you’ve learnt from int. finance
me : told about cross currency futures in usd
TP:what was the new regulation govt. passed yesterday?
me:mandatory public holding of 25% in all listed cos.
TP:who’s the chairman of sebi?
FG: which sectors are looking good and why?
me: tech: coz of depreciating rupee , pharma coz of strong local and global demand for generic drugs.
another 5-6 mins were spent talking bout my family,college,etc.next was essay writing: ancient Indian epicsGD was a very short topic
“parenting is the single most important factor for the growth of a child during his adolescence”
was’nt as good as other gds, how many different points could 12 ppl gather for such a useless topic.same points were repeated n no. of times.
anyone pls let them know we’re going for mgmt course and not for a degree in social service.
volunteers were very helpful, all in all a pleasant experience, except for tht silly topic of gd.
good luck to all you aspiring chaps.!!!!!
- Dalmia GDPI is fun …. :D..I had my GD/PI today. I guess it went well. It a long process & could have been cut short . d management also gives u a coupon for a meal worth Rs 70. u can use this in canteen. But d problem is that canteen is Xtremlly bad, in other simple language ” D FOOD SUCKS”. I mean I can understand 100s of people coming in n ordering within a very short period of time but 2 provide uncooked food to people is whole new thing which I have seen. Bye d way I order Chinese fired rice, n u can image wht would have happen when I found out that it was not even cook for 30 sec. I had taste of cabbage & every other thing which is put in it as they r brought right from d field. Good thing that I had also ordered mangola with it. I just finished my mangola & left the so called food right there.But still if I get thru I will take admission there n simply take food 4m my home.