GD/PI / #PI Tips

April 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

Remain genuine with your replies in PI

Personal Interview stage

Published : Monday, 16 January, 2017 10:45 AM

Remain genuine with your replies in PI

The Personal Interview stage is more or less the make or break stage for the candidate. Candidates preparing for entrance exams also prepare for the interview. Preparing for the interview comprises expecting and anticipating questions that might be asked and thinking of answers accordingly. This is done so that the candidate does not leave anything to chance and is ready to take on anything that comes his/ her way.

While preparing for the interview, thinking too much about the answers and trying to come up with ‘perfect’ answers that you think will impress the panel can prove to be counter- productive and, in fact, harm your chances. In trying to frame ideal answers, you may end up compromising on the truth or the facts that you state, thinking that these will give you the best chance of impressing the panel as they would be expecting to hear such replies. This strategy is fraught with risks. Not only do you take the risk of being exposed but underlying this strategy is the assumption that the people on the panel interviewing you are not experienced enough or intelligent enough to make out whether what you are saying is genuine or not.

Any incorrect data provided to the panel at the time of the interview could turn back to haunt you at any stage of the interview or later on, even if you make it. For instance, providing wrong information about the prior education you have received, your degrees/ diplomas and other such things can hurt your chances in the beginning itself. Also, there are candidates who pretend to know it all and try to fool the interviewers. These candidates will never have a chance to impress the interviewers.

Therefore, it is advisable to stick to the truth, whatever it maybe, because that’s your best chance. There will be no danger of being proved wrong at all. Have the courage to speak the truth and let the panel decide whether they want to select candidates who are credible, brave, have integrity or people who are willing to compromise, lack character and can be misleading and manipulative. In all probability, the panel will select the former as they show the courage to stand by their convictions and can be trusted rather than those who fashion their replies to win brownie points and often mislead people.

One of the things that candidates often resort to is accepting blindly whatever the panellists say, and adhering to their point of view, even though their own perspective might differ. The candidates are eager to toe the line rather than stand by their convictions. This, in fact, goes against them. A candidate who is genuine in his/ her replies will fear nothing and this would reflect even in his/ her body language and confidence.

The interviewers understand that you are nervous and would make mistakes. They are ready to accept that but they are never ready to absorb lies and any kind of pretensions. It is always better to be genuine in your answers and keep your character and integrity intact rather than pretend what you are not in front of the panel.

Stay informed, Stay ahead and stay inspired with MBA Rendezvous

Crucial Dates, You Should not Miss

TAPMI, Manipal
Admission Application closes on January 16, 2018 for 2018-20
BIMTECH, Greater Noida
Admissions open for PGDM Programmes at BIMTECH. Apply Now !
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
Admissions are Open at LBSIM, Delhi. Apply Now !
FORE School of Management
Apply for PGDM & PGDM-IB Programmes. Application Deadline is December 22, 2017.
Goa Institute of Management
PGDM Admissions Open at GIM. Apply Before January 5, 2018
Last Date to Apply for MBA (Full Time) Programme at NIRMA is January 09, 2018
XAT 2018
Application Last Date 30th November 2017
IMI New Delhi
Application closes 4th December 2017
XIM Bhubaneshwar
Last Date 8th December 2017
SIBM Bengaluru
Apply for SNAP 2017 to be held on Dec 17 and apply for SIBM-Bengaluru through the SNAP Form
Institute of Rural Management Anand
IRMASAT will be conducted on February 4,2018, Apply Before December 31,2017
IBSAT 2017
Last date for IBSAT registration is December 12 , 2017
Last date to register for SNAP is 24th November, 2017. Last date for SSBF is 2nd January 2018
SIBM Hyderabad
Apply for SNAP 2017 to be held on Dec 17 and apply for SIBM-Hyderabad through the SNAP Form
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
Last date for Application is 31st Jan, 2018
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SDMIMD is open till February 28, 2018
Institute of Management Technology
Application closes on November 24, 2017
MDI Murshidabad
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Murshidabad is open till November 24, 2017

Admission Open Now

Following Colleges are accepting applications.


Admissions open for 2018-20

PGDM, PGDM (HRM), PGDM(B & FS), Executive PGDM

Apply Online