Group Discussion, Interview (GDPI) Course @ Chennai
Next Batch Starts January 6, 2008 - Weekend Evening
100% of our students who got GDPI calls from the IIMs in 2004 and 2005 converted their calls into final admissions
Ascent's GD and PI contact classes commence on January 6, 2008. The GDPI classes are held in the city of Chennai.
Cracking the written tests of some of the best B Schools in the country is a feat in itself. However, that is just one of the most difficult stages that you have crossed in your race to securing a seat in the IIMs. The next two stages are equally important. Having, come this far as cracking the written test, it would be a highly undesirable outcome if you do not convert the calls into one or more admissions.
Most aspirants do not start their preparation for Group Discussions and Personal Interviews until after receiving the call letters from the IIMs and other top business schools. And, in many cases, it might just be a little too late. So, if you are keen on securing an admission into the IIMs, it is time you got cracking with your GD - PI preparation.
Ascent's 2IIM GDPI Course Structure
Refresher Course on Concepts
The preparation for the GD-PI at Ascent starts with a crash course on various Economic, Business and Technology topics. While most of us know that one's group behaviour skills is one of the important aspects that is evaluated in a GD, what many of us tend to ignore is that contextual familiarity and conceptual clarity of the candidate are given equal, if not more importance. The refresher is aimed at getting you acquainted to relevant content.
A partial list of the topics covered include
- Introduction to GDP, GNP, Fiscal Deficit and related topics
- Refresher in foreign exchange rate, forex reserves, convertibility and related topics
- Refresher on economic reforms in India and brief overview of how various sectors in the economy.
- Overview of commonly used banking terms like CRR, SLR, PLR, bank rates.
- Overview of how the stock market works and refresher on GDR, ECB, ADR and derivatives trading
- Overview of the recent corporate scams such as Enron, Worldcomm, Arthur Andersen and the Sarbanes Oxley Act
- Refresher on Telecom sector liberalization in India and a comparison of technologies such as CDMA, GSM, GPRS, Wireless LAN
- Refresher on the emerging communication technologies - viz., CDMA, GSM, 3G etc.,
Students will be assigned topics that are relevant in the current scenario and will be asked to make presentations. In addition to a few sample topics that are given below, students working in the Software, Financial Services, Insurance sectors will make presentation about the their respective industries.
- Present situation in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and the rest of Middle East
- India's case for a permanent seat on the security council of UN
- India US Nuclear deal
- Pakistan Elections and peace Process
- Effects of Appreciating Rupee
The refresher course is followed by Mock GDs. Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in adequate number of GDs to help him/her overcome all misgivings in GDs. Individual and group feedback sessions follow, to help you hone your skills.
Each participant will go through a series of interviews (minimum 3) and will be interviewed by a panel comprising graduates from top B Schools who are presently working in various capacity in the Indian industry. Individual feedback will be provided and progress monitored over the course of the series of interviews.
In addition, those candidates who have got calls from top b schools can have mock interviews scheduled a few days before their actual interview date to help them gain confidence and hone their answers.
Study material covering basic dos and donts in a GD and Personal Interview and a list of topics that have appeared in the past in the GDs of IIMs and top B Schools with pointers on what to discuss in some of the important topics will be provided. In addition, the study material will also contain a list of questions asked in the personal interviews in CAT in the past.
The faculty comprises graduates from top B Schools such as the IIMs with industry experience.
Weekend Batch Schedule
It is a 8-weekends program. Classes for the weekend batch will be held on Saturday (3 p.m to 5 p.m) and Sun (3 p.m to 5 p.m). The course starts on Jan 6, 2008
Rs.3000 (Rupees three thousand only)
How to enrol?
Drop into our Office at
14-B/1, Dr.Thirumurthy Nagar 1st Street
(Near Ranjith Hotel)
Chennai 600 034.
Or drop into our learning center at
I floor, New # 237, Old # 110, Kutcheri Road
Opposite Witco Showroom
, Chennai 600 04.
Or call us at +91 - 44 - 4500 8484 or 3912 4040 or 4501 2141
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mock Interview Classes for other courses
If you have applied for admission to other MBA programs such as the PGPX program at IIM Ahmedabad or the PGSEM program at IIM Bangalore or ISB, your interview schedules are likely to be different from that of the IIMs, XLRI etc., If you require assistance with your interview preparation, please contact us at the above mentioned address / telephone numbers.