IIMC PGPEX Interview Preparation

The IIMC PGPEX Interview is the second and final stage of the IIMC PGPEX admissions process. It is very selective – only 50 candidates make it through to the final selection list every year (a few more are selected to allow for those who are given an offer but don’t take it finally, but this number is not very high). The IIMC PGPEX interview therefore acquires increased importance.

IIMC PGPEX Interview Preparation by GyanOne

To help applicants prepare for the IIMC PGPEX interviews, GyanOne offers a very comprehensive and focused mock interview service. This is part of our highly successful MBA interview preparation service, customized for IIMC PGPEX applicants. The service is aimed at helping applicants to:

1. Understand the IIMC PGPEX interview process – what is the admissions committee looking for and why

2. Practice questions based on your profile and be familiar with those that you are likely to come across in the interview.

3. Get detailed feedback on things that you can improve now, and coaching on how to improve, so that you put your best foot forward at the time that your interview.

4. Get training to tackle not just the common and expected, but also unexpected impromptu questions

5. Learn from the experiences of past applicants, and ensure that you use the best practices they used to gain an admit.

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From understanding the IIM Calcutta PGPEX in-depth, to vast expertise across multiple past successful applicants, GyanOne has deep expertise on the program. We offer mock interviews, detailed feedback, and excellent advice to help you ace IIMC PGPEX interviews. Contact us today to know how we can help you too!


IIMC PGPEX Interview Questions

For those looking for questions asked to past applicants, please see some of these below. Please note that these are only some common questions that were asked to past applicants. They do NOT constitute a template that IIMC PGPEX interviews follow.

– Introduce yourself

– Why did you choose your present job?

– Tell us 3 things about you not mentioned in your resume

– Why PGPEX?

– What is your greatest weakness and your greatest strength?

– What are your hobbies? How often do you pursue them?

– What are your career goals?

– What are your achievements at work?

– What has been your biggest failure? Explain in detail.

– Why did you do engineering (or commerce or economics – as applicable)?

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Frequently asked questions on IIMC PGPEX interviews

We answer some of the most commonly asked questions on IIM Calcutta PGPEX interviews here.

Is the interview friendly and casual or challenging and aggressive?

There is no standard answer to this question and it all depends on the particular interview panel. Generally, interviews are not as challenging as you would find for PGP (the regular 2-year MBA at IIMC) applicants. Still, you can expect to be challenged and double-questioned on some answers and explanations.

Are the interviews technical in nature or more behavioral?

It is not impossible to find technical questions as part of the interviews, but most interviews are predominantly behavioral. That said, there could be probing questions on some aspect of your work or academics, though you should of course not dust up your old textbooks to prepare to answer them.

How long do interviews usually last? Is the length an indicator of acceptance/rejection? 

Expect most interviews to last 20-30 minutes. Interview length can vary based on many factors, so interpreting it as indicator of acceptance or rejection is difficult.

Through the questions listed on this page, I already know what to expect. Do I really need to prepare for the interview beyond this? 

Success in an interview is a function of how questions are answered, not just whether they are answered. The interviews are meant to test whether you go beyond the bar, not merely meet it. Answering a question does not necessarily answering it well, so preparation is essential.

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