Getting a shortlist call from the old IIMs (also known as BLACKI), is a big deal. So, it is obvious that all of you who are shortlisted for the GD-PI-WAT round are doing your best-prep in order to convert the call into a seat. In order to help you understand the nitty-gritties of the selection process and fast-track your preparation, InsideIIM brings you a curated list of students and alums from IIM - BLACKIs. Want to learn from their experience and get inspired? Scroll down to know more.
Imagine getting calls from IIM A, IIM B and IIM C. Even if you are lucky enough to get shortlisted for what are the top 3 b-schools in India, you have to prepare for the GD-PI rounds next. Meet Ayush, currently, an IIM A student. He was lucky enough to be shortlisted for IIM A, IIM B as well as IIM C, and got admission to all 3 b-schools! Find out more about Ayush’s prep for IIM A, B, C interviews in this video.
After cracking CAT, your next challenge is to perform well in the WAT-PI round. It is your one shot to make an impression on your dream b-school of why you'd make a great fit in the classroom. We bring to you the interview experience of one such aspirant who cracked his IIM Bangalore interview to get a seat in their PGP batch of 2017-2019.
How can a person Crack CAT in 75 days and ace his IIM K interview while simultaneously preparing for UPSC? In this video, we speak with someone who scored a very high percentile in CAT 2018 and got into one of India's elite business schools. If you're looking for tips to crack CAT and GD-PI-WAT rounds then this is a must-watch video.
It’s the time when you need to sharpen your WAT-GD-PI skills, fine-tune your common answers, check and recheck your profile information and b-school applications and generally get ready for the admission process. There’s a competition but there’s also no dearth of strategies that you can leverage in order to crack those WAT-GD-PI rounds. Prerna Lalwani, Finance Analyst at Amazon (Prime Video) too struggled with interview prep at one time. Check out how she cracked IIM Lucknow here.
It takes a great CAT score to get a call from an old IIM, but it takes a lot of preparation to make a good impression on the interview panel, and convert your call. Rupakshi Soni is a current PGP student at IIM Indore. She is an engineer and her interview consisted of mostly technical questions. Her ability to answer those questions and provide explanations wherever needed got her a ticket to her dream b-school. Learn about her interview experience here.
Preparing for IIM WAT-PI round? How do you tackle the challenge ahead? To aid you in your preparation for IIM interviews, we have with us Aayushya Aggarwal, a CAT 99.9 percentiler who made it to IIM Calcutta. Learn more about the tips and tricks to crack IIM C interview here.
The GD-PI round of getting into your dream b-school is a carefully planned screening process that lets the institute know who'd be a good fit in their classroom. Just like you, Pratik Ranjan, now a student at IIM Lucknow, prepared for his dream b-school interview. Learn more about his prep and interview experience here.
After cracking CAT, one of the most stressful parts of getting into an IIM is the WAT-PI round. Every year, thousands of IIM aspirants go through this rigorous shortlisting process to make it to anyone of India's top management institutes. One such aspirant was Akshaykumar Sirsalewala, a Chartered Accountant who managed to crack his IIM Kozhikode interview and joined the institute's PGP 2018-2020 batch.