Sandeep Pande’s MDI Gurgaon Interview Experience – 2018
Location: MDI, Gurgaon Date:20/02/2018
WAT and GD: Impact of technology on banking sector
I gave the GD a pretty decent start and then entered some 5-6 times. Overall I would say the GD was good.
P1: Tell us about yourself.
P1: you have written aboutChinaa in your WAT, could you tell me when the Chinese declared economic liberalisation?
Me: Sir I cannot recall.
P2: What is your age?
P2: Usi time hua tha.
P1: Why are so many banking related scams are happening in the country?
Me: Corruption and inefficient regulation.
P1: What are the regulatory bodies.
Me: Told about what they do but couldn’t recall the exact one for the PNB case.
P1: Agreed. Is SEBI the regulatory body you are talking about?
Me: No sir, SEBI is for securities transactions.
P1: Do you read?
Me: No sir not much into reading.
Me: Yes sir I started reading the Hindu a few months back.
P1: Who owns it?
Me: Told the two names. One I told wrong.
P1: Asked me if I was sure?
Me: Yes sir.
P2: Who is the editor in chief?
Me: Mukund Padmanabhan.
P2: Name the 3 best private CS Engineering colleges from South India.
P2: Are you sure IIIT Hyderabad is private?
Me: yes sir.
P2: Tell me one thing you would like to change about your college
Me: Told related to extracurriculars.
P1: If the faculty would have taken interest in the activity you are talking about, you wouldn’t have raised Rs. 40 lakhs.
Me: Sir, we still would have. We are not asking for monetary support from the college but some support from the administration is always helpful.
P1: What would you do if the same thing happened here?
Me: I would do what I did in my undergrad. I made sure that the college has enough funds for these activities and also cracked long-term partnerships with Coca-Cola and Reliance Jio. The college is still receiving money from those brands and a few others.
P1: You recognise yourself more with your school or college?
Me: Told about how I got to work in varied fields related to management and also did a lot of constructive things at college.
P2: Is Wells Fargo famous or infamous?
Me: It’s infamous.
Me: Told how the scam tarnished its image.
P2: What do the Wells Fargo India operations do?
Me: Told about the different verticals and my work.
P1: What is your CAT percentile?
Me: Sir 99.57
P1: You have calls from ABC?
P1: You have less marks in 10/12?
Me: No sir.
He looked at my marks in the form and both of them smiled and said all the best. Thank you.