A Master Guidebook To Crack  The
Toughest Masters Interviews

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Want to Ace Your Masters  Interview?


Congratulations, you have made it so far!

After months of slogging to get your entire application together, you have finally bagged the COVETED B-SCHOOL INTERVIEW!

Well, in all fairness, if the school has invited you for an interview this means that they are interested in your profile.

Now what it really comes down to is if you can convince the school that you are a good fit for their program during a personal interaction.
However, they say that the last mile is always the hardest. Even after putting together an impressive application, a lot of candidates end up giving subpar interviews – either due to lack of preparedness, or inaccessibility to the right resources.
Below are a few of the most prominent reasons for rejection –

Major reasons of Rejection

Un-Structured Answers

Answers that are not definitive and backed with examples is as good as a dead conversation. When it comes to B-School interviews, there is a purpose behind each question and the majority of the candidates fail to recognize it.
You will be surprised to know that even a simple question like ” Tell me something about yourself” has a definitive purpose behind it ( most candidates answer this one quite randomly, leading to a bad first impression).

If you do not have the right structure and answering strategy, this will be a ticket to a rejection letter.

Being Caught Off-Guard With Abstract Questions

Interviews are designed to dig deep into various aspects of your life, hence you can expect a heterogeneous mix of questions From something as straightforward as ” Tell me something about your internship” to something as complex as ” How do you measure internationality“.

Applicants are often caught off-guard with competency and guestimate questions, which tend to be a bit more complex in nature and end up fumbling or giving random answers.

The conundrum of too short or too long Answers

While a set of candidates stick to giving 30-second answers, others digress and ramble on for minutes ( Especially for descriptive questions like   “Walk me through your resume”)
The timing for each answer depends upon the nature of questions ( Eg: Competency questions tend to be more descriptive than profile based questions so answers should be timed accordingly)

Our Solution

Preparing You For All Kinds Of Questions

We have analyzed 100+ Interviews from the top 25 schools worldwide, to identify the pattern of the questions asked and create a rich database of practice questions. If you practice with 30-40 questions from our master guide, you will be all set to tackle any, even the most unexpected and abstract of the questions that the Adcoms throws your way.

A 4-step approach to answer questions

We have personally interviewed 800+ successful admits to DECODE THE SUCCESSFUL PATTERN of answering every interview question. Through our master guide, you will be guided how to brainstorm and break your answers into 4 steps that combine to form a winning interview answer.

Access The Transcript Of Actual Interviews

Along with answer tips and practice questions database, you can also access transcripts of real interviews to get a simulated experience of Masters in Management Interviews.

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Sample Answers

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Answer Tips

Access Answer techniques of more than 35 most common interview questions. On an average, these questions form about 85% -90% of the interview questions asked during 2018 and 2019 intake sessions

Mock Questions

Access A Database of more than 100 mock questions for practice.

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Access 200+ Interview Questions

The questions here ask you about your professional and academic qualifications, why you made the decisions you made, what experiences you have endured and what you took away from them.

You need to give the schools a good reason to choose you from 10,000+ applicants competing for your spot. Highlight what you bring to the table, how can you impact your fellow batch mates and how can you contribute towards the school.

Here are some of the sample questions :

Q. What are the challenges and opportunities of
your desired industry?

Q. Are you great with numbers for you have a
spectacular GMAT score?

Q. Why do you want to leave your family business?

Business schools are on a lookout for applicants who possess a unique acumen of skills including problem-solving, special talents, and all things they can do better than most of the competitors who have similar profiles.
These questions dig deep into your skill set to understand what you bring to the table by utilizing your skills.

Here are some of the sample questions :

Q. Any specific sector you want to proceed in?

Q What is the best way to inspire people?

Q. Give an example of a “let down” and what did you
do to make up for it?

 

Guesstimates have now become an important part of several interview processes and B-School competitions.
An estimate made without using adequate or complete information, or, an estimate arrived at by guesswork. It is not that tough to guesstimate an answer until you know some parameters in advance.

Here are some of the sample questions:

Q. What is the percentage of output generated with
renewable energy sources in Europe?

Q. How do you measure internationality?

 

While many applicants know where they see themselves in the 5 to 10 years, not a lot of them are able to articulate it. Business schools want to assess whether your career steps align with the school’s vision well or not because that is what makes a candidate a decent fit.

Here are some of the sample questions :

Q. Which other universities are you applying to? Why?

Q. As you mentioned earlier, you have an undergraduate
degree in Engineering. Why do you think it will be
beneficial to do a Master’s in Management at this point of
time in your career? Why not an MBA later?

Q. What are your short- and long-term goals?

Interviewers mainly look for students who are fit to pursue a management course at their institute and whether they have the potential to become effective managers. They look for candidates who have clear ideas, breadth, and depth of knowledge, and the ability to look at things in a balanced manner.

Here are some of the sample questions :

Q. Any recent news or policy in Europe which concerns you?

Q. Tell me about some Business news that has the
potential to disrupt markets.

Q. What’s your take on the French Presidential Election?

Which of these is the
Toughest Interview Question For You?

Below are a few examples of the most common Interview Questions . Any of these has you stumped? Give it a go as to how you would answer them – Don’t worry you can also check out our head consultant’s answers on it!

When have you been a leader?

A frequently asked competency question

How would your supervisor describe you?

A frequently asked profile based question

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