Originally shared on CAT Preparation – iQuanta group.
Priyam Dixit, fresher, chemical engineer, cat-99.16
13th February, Radisson blu, Delhi, morning.
WAT: #MeToo. Why women have kept quiet for so long? What effects will this movement have?
I was last in my batch.
P1 was male and P2 was female.
P1: so, Priyam dixit. You are the last guy for today. So, what have you been doing all this time.
Me: sir, I was admiring the view of the hotel. What shops were there. And also I met all others in my panel. And what are the questions being asked?
P1: so, how many rooms are there in this hotel?
Me: (off-guard) answered. The logic was correct but the number was wrong.
P1: so, are you placed?
Me: no, sir. Told that the placements are still going on. Less number of companies coming this year.
(he asked about it companies and how many students did they take this time.)
P1: so, why do you think indian IT sector is facing a downturn?
Me: said something about boardroom tussle, sacking of mistry, economic slowdown.
(he was not convinced)
P1: so, what do you know about indian economic slowdown?
Me: told about demonetisation and all.
(don’t know if he was convinced or not)
P1: so, what according to you is the main highlight of indian budget?
Me: sir, I think its modicare. And gave some details.
P1: so, how do you think government is going to generate so much money for this scheme?
Me: told about tax collection, import duty increment, gst cesses and all…
P1: no, this is all you read. Tell me what do you think?
Me: ( didn’t had a clue what he wanted from me more as I have told all that I knew) sir, apart form these steps, I cannot think of another right now.
P1: ok, so you are a chemical engineer. Tell us what is a venture.
Me: drawn the diagram and explained.
P1: what is Cp/Cv ratio?
Me: ( since, I was not aware of it, took a shot) sir, it’s the ratio of throat to mouth diameter of orifice metre. Told about it. (now, he looked convinced but not sure)
P2: so, what are your hobbies?
Me: gaming told about it and also countered their arguments.
P2: how many places have you been?
Me: 2 minute speech.
P2: so, to which place you want to visit again?
P2: the government in maharashtra?
Me: mam, I can’t recall right now.
P2: chief minister.
Me: Devendra fadnavis.
P2: so, which government is he from, if you want to guess.
Me: mam it is one between BJP and congress I don’t have a clue but if I have to guess, maybe congress.
P2: so, you are not interested in politics.
Me: no, mam.
P2: so, which one of the new iims will be closest to you?
Me: answered correctly.
P2: ok, thank you. Just a last question. Which iim would you prefer to go?
Me: iim ranchi, gave reasons , tedX………
P1: which other new iims conduct Ted X?
Me: sir, I am not aware of it.
P1: ok, thank you Priyam. Since you are the last candidate and waited for so long, you deserve candy. Take it and all the best.
( no extempore for me, out of 10 in my panel, 3, including myself, were not asked for extempore)
PS: extempore is totally based on your hobbies.