The selection process of all major business schools is a multi-stage affair, beginning with the entrance test. The subsequent rounds are a combination of two or more of the following:
Historically, the rounds used to comprise GD and PI. However, in the last couple of years, institutes have started including the WAT as well, in some cases doing away with the GD altogether.
Have a look at the shortlisting Parameters & the second stage GD-WAT PI process of IIFT. IIFT shortlists candidates based on IIFT Scores.
Form Filling + WAT (20 Minutes, 300 words) + GD (30 Minutes)
WAT (Essay writing) conducted for 20 minutes (Word limit: less than 300 words) which was followed by GD with 10-11 participants and 2 Panelists (each individual had to speak for 1.5-2 minutes on the topic, giving his/her views. After this round, the floor was left open for discussion for around 10-15 minutes. Hence the entire duration of the GD was 35-45 minutes), ended with a PI with up to 3/4 panelists (2 males, 1 female) for less than 20 minutes.
For all IMS enrolled Students IIFT & Other Top Institute Specific GD-WAT-PI preparation is a part of their program. If you are not an IMS Enrolled student & wish to prepare for the same we recommend the following program. This program is meant for anyone who has received a call from one or more of the Top 30 B Schools.
Know more about the Institute & Batch profiles – GoFYI
We offer attractive Waivers for GDPI 2016 program. For the same you should have received calls from the Top B Schools for 2017-19 admission cycle.
|WAIVER GRID FOR GD-WAT-PI 2016|
|IMS Non enrolled||IMS enrolled^||IMS Non Enrolled||IMS Misc Prod enrolled*|
|Institute Calls Received||Program Fee||Rs. 3,300/-||Rs. 6,000/-|
|IIM A, IIM B, IIM C, XLRI||Fee Chargeable||NA#||NA#||Rs. 900/-||Rs. 500/-|
|JBIMS, FMS, IIM L, IIM I, IIM K||Fee Chargeable||NA#||NA#||Rs. 1,500/-||Rs. 1,000/-|
|Any other College in Category A++||Fee Chargeable||NA#||NA#||Rs. 3,000/-||Rs. 2,000/-|
|Any other College in Category A+||Fee Chargeable||Rs. 2,500/-||Rs. 2,000/-||NA#||NA#|
#Any top 30 B-school call getter is eligible to enrol for GD-WAT-PI enhanced program only.
*IMS Miscellaneous Product enrolled include IMS Products like SimCAT Solo, Last Mile to CAT, Any book-XAT DM, CAT 500, CET 500, CMAT 500, RC 100, NON CAT test packs like XAT, IIFT, MICAT, TISSNET, NMAT, MH-CET, SNAP, MAT, ATMA, Any Combo Packs, CAT Challenge, Diwali offer, CR VR workshop, any free product.
^IMS Correspondence/Test Series/Miscellaneous program enrolled students (Miscellaneous enrolled include IMS Products like SimCAT Solo, Last Mile to CAT, Any book-XAT DM, CAT 500, CET 500, CMAT 500, RC 100, NON CAT test packs like XAT, IIFT, MICAT, TISSNET, NMAT, MH-CET, SNAP, MAT, ATMA, Any Combo Packs, CAT Challenge, Diwali offer, CR VR workshop, any free product.)