May 22, 2012

SIES PG GDPI Experiences

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The SIES GDPI has finally taken off…and as usual keeping our tradition alive, we are posting the first hand experiences our candidates..

So here goes the process:

Each of the candidates, reach the venue and gather in the auditorium. There are 144 aspirants pre divided in 12 groups of 12 students each. Each student is assigned a buddy (a senior). A presentation is given by the college providing college information. After 20 mins of presentation, the buddy takes his/her respective group to the respective classroom for the Group Discussion.

Group Discussion:
Once in the classroom, you will be supervised by 2 panelists. Candidates are given only one,, yes ONE topic, time for which has been decided as 25 mins.

After Group Discussion, there is break time of 30 mins during which the Personal Interview starts. During the half an hour, candidates can interact with their buddies, and ask college related information.

There is only one PI. It will be taken by 2 panelists. The PI time is generally 10 to 20 mins. The questions asked are more acad and work ex related.


They grouped us into batch of 12 with one buddy who guides thr entire process..first my PI was there:-they asked me abt. my previous job nd y leaving..abt. strengths it was 15 min…

gd topic:-national integration in a multi-ethnic country like india is a myth


Topic: Food comes first, Ethics later


Mine topic ws ….should contains of social networking site be prescutnized ot chk afterwrds…

prepare on Tell me about yourself?
Why MBA?
Why Sies?
Point of Strengths and Weaknesses with example
current affairs with opinion.
last min tips for GDPI

Shantanu Kulkarni
my GDPI experience-
process was smooth and systematic.
PI questions-
Tell me abt yourself?(i covered hobbies,workex and strengths here so no separate questions on that)
why mba?
goal in life?
how mba will help to achieve that goal?
what qualities do you posses that will help u to achieve dat goal?
2 things you regret doing in life?
any 3 news u hav been following since last 15 days?
what will you do if you dont get admission this year?
cmat score? hav you applied anywhere else?
TIP- you are the driver of your PI,so take them where you feel comfertable

GD Topic-ORANGE colour
gd was good,no fishmarket as content available was very less.there was a break of 1.5 hrs between our pi and gd so we introduced eachother and had friendly chat so it reflected during our gd,it became friendly discussion where everyone was supporting and giving opportunity to speak…

Done with my process,GD topic – How real are Reality Shows, in PI they asked about basic questions,questions related to work-ex ,why mba etc.whole process was well organised u r free within 3 hours .Had gud experience overall ALL THE BEST 🙂


Topic for GD was media trial good for society???? and PI was good they mainly asked me why i want to pursue MBA as i m already having masters degree and general introduction and books that i have read in recent past..


my topic was: who is responsible for eve teasing? boys or girls


GD Topic: Food comes first, Ethics later

i thought it was an easy topic compared to what others got, had made quite a few entries with relative points.

PI: questions were as follows:
tell me something about yourself
what do u want to do?
why marketing? what is selling?
what is a brand? what are the parameters of a brand? why sies?
all these questions i sailed through…but

Why MBA? i had my answer…..but i have a very rough feedback for this particular question..
which doesnt need to be posted i think Cetking Rav Singh
i just feel they wanted to take my case so they did…
Otherwise overall
GD: Good
PI: OK (mainly bcuz of that last question)

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Sourav Soni

Had my GDPI at bhopal (Rajhans Regent Hotel).
time 12 .pm.
Was tense as there were too many candidates hopping & Popping every where.
we were given our respective batches.
moved directtly into gd room.
1 panelists for GD(shayad faculty of the college),
we were 12 candidates
Gd topic — Stem cell banking as necessary as Life Insurance.
(blank mind — we were also unknown & blank mind too)
gd initialy was horrible as nobody knew any thing bout the topic.
we were made start the topic one by one.
candidate#1. Mam actually i don’t about the topic but …..blah blah blah…..
candidate#2. Mam actually i don’t about the topic but …..blah blah blah…..
all the candidates —- NO ??????
we start discussing the topic for 15 mins.
then MODERATOR stops us.
says us to conclude himself on by one .
then asks ny body to conclude the gd
I conclude the Gd ,

PI was taken by same MAM who was MODERATOR.

PI was good . asked some profile based questions .
why sies
Difference btw MArketting & Sales.

OVERALL good experience .
MAM was good
Coordinator was also good.
RESULTS will be declared in 1 week of june (+2-3 days)

Noufel Nanethan Backer

Had my GDPI at Blore today, the process was smooth. The GD Topic was management education is only for the rich, this was the same topic some group had at mumbai, the discussion was a healthy one with me being the first one to talk :-). Interview was also ok with interviewers digging deep into the answers as usual :-P, some of the questions were why mba, Wat would you do if 70 of 100 team member takes a leave on the same day:-P, weakness, and etc.Made some good friends also there :-), overall it was a wonderful experience :-), hope to convert it! Best of luck for the upcoming GDPI!

Atul Jain

Done with gd pi at bhopal @5 of may, topic was Capitwl punishment should be ban or not!!!
12 people were in a gd batch,, and ask to think fr 3 min and then everyone had to speak for 3-4 min,,then discuss,, but the group started shoting and moderator stopped in between and disappointed with d group,, tough i did well in gd.
PI- only one guy took d interview and it was damn simple,, only profile based question,nothing specific,, finished almost 15 interview in just an hour!!!!

Polepally Giridhar

Had my gd/pi here in banglore today. It was arranged well. No need of getng tensed. In the gd we gad given two topics to chose one. We chosed the topic ‘engeneers are good at time in management’ everxbody contributed their p part. At pi also the panalist asked in such a way wether the thing we tell them and our contribution towards it are matchng or not. My quertns include . Introduction, why mba, regarding my project, my goal, my plan to achieve the goal. Sme general technical questions in the view of mba.,

Litesh Mahakalkar


GDPI sunday 21st mrng at SIES navi mum.

gd topic:- management eductn is nly 4 rich. . .
our group didnt gt right points to discuss.
i have initiatd. . . it was ok ok type. .

PI:- it was lyk job interview for electronics engineer. .. fuly focusd on techincle. . .nt a single regular mba pi question.
my pi wasnt satisfied still hoping positively. . .
thanx to shiva bhaiya 4 his support there. . .

Pavan Kulkarni
Had GDPI round today at nerul 9:00 am.
GD topic was “Development or Concrete Congestion”
then in Pi there were two panelists,
the 1st question they asked was tell me something abt yourself..then went on to cricket related questions as i had mentioned it as my hobby.Thnk GOD only
1 technical question was askd ,and also what if we do not select you in sies…were the type of questions..the experience was quite good…the buddy was very co operative..thku Seniors 🙂
Saiprasad Shelke
had GDPI round today at nerul 12.00 pm
this time they changed the process..made simpler..
GD and only one PI..
after reporting to campus u need to collect batch.then move to auditorium where we waited for long time around 2 hours..refreshments were provided..they arranged Q n A session & presentation in between. finally the process begun at 2.00 . they assigned a BUDDY(student coordinator) for each group.
there were 12 people in my group.
Topic: IS THERE ANY POINT IN HAVING A BUSINESS STRATEGY when World scenario changes from month 2 month?
it ws ok for me..nt so good.

then in Pi there were two panelists,
Q:tel me about yourself?
Q:asked abt one weaknes which i had mentioned
Q:challenged faced at work?
Q:y MBA when ther r many people out there who manages everything abt degree/education?
Q:10, 12,graduation CAT/CMAT marks?

overall process was nice n yes BUDDY was so co-operative n helpful. thank u:)

Ravi Chopade
GD – Is Social Responsibility of Business is to make Profit ?

PI – Tell me somthing about yourself..
What is Team Efforts and how you contributed at your workspace ?
Which news are you following from many days and many question related to that.. (make sure you have enough knowledge and reading about particular )
Why you want to join MBA ?
Which specialization and why ?
Which are the other colleges u applied for and preference ?
Why SIES ?
What if you dont get admission into applied colleges ?
Goal in your Life and how MBA will help you ?
All these are basic questions and many sub questions were related to these were asked.. Please be clear about your thoughts and opinions..

The whole process was very smooth and all queries answered nicely..
Thanx to all Seniors 🙂

Karuna Punjabi
PI- temme smthng abt urself
Y MBA in finance
whats a triple column cash book
icic ceo
axis bank ceo
minsters… maharashtra n India
whats e banking n how would u remove branch banking completely in India?
if u were d PM of India how wud u eradicate corruption ?
whts a contra entry
merits of PSU’s
wud u b a politician… if given a chance in future
does provisioning reduce profits?
do u blve in destiny?
hw wud u contribute to SIES?
SIES or welingkar?
Pravin Yedurkar
GD topic: Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can never match those learnt through experience…..
easy topic, 15 minutes given, everybody spoke but the topic was such that a lot of repetition happened…in the end two ladies in the panel asked 3 people to summerize

During my PI, interviewer was very experienced and knowledgeable…as I have done engineering in electronics, he asked all the questions related to general questions at all..interview was around 15 minutes

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