IIM Bangalore WAT/PI shortlist


The much awaited day is finally here. IIM Bangalore has officially released the shortlist for the WAT/PI round. This is really exciting but at the same time, a crucial moment to fuel up the preparation even more, for the final test round, i.e., WAT and PI. Now that you are one last step away from entering the school of your dream, ensure call conversion by giving your best shot.

The table below constitutes IIM-B interview venues which will be conducted from February, 2019 to March, 2019.

Place Date Venue
Bangalore Feb 11th – 16th  2019

Feb 25th – March 2nd 2019

IIMB Campus
Mumbai Feb 25th – March 2nd 2019 Vivanta by Taj-President, 90, Cuffe Parade
Kolkata March 4th – March 7th 2019 TBD
Hyderabad March 4th – March 7th 2019 Trident Hotel, Near Cyber Towers, Madhapur
Delhi March 9th – 16th 2019 Habitat World at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

WAT tips

Most IIMs have replaced GD (Group Discussion) with WAT (Writing Ability Test). It is conducted to thoroughly test/analyze the writing ability of a candidate. Because of the versatile topics, one should be prepared well to be able to answer the questions given during the main hour. The topics range anywhere from social issues to economy to political affairs and related. Hence, having a strong grip on general awareness and happening news is very important. Grammatical errors, punctuation errors, sloppy handwriting, intensified negative statements, among many, are some of the crucial points to keep in mind while seated for WAT session.

PI tips

Personal Interview (PI) is the final and most important part of the selection process. It is held to assess the mind, the verbal communication skill, the presentation of views and knowledge, and the ability to convince. For PI questions, strong GK is the key. Be aware of current happenings in the national and international arena, business and economy, social issues, etc. Answer politely and on point, and never come off aggressively, even if unintentionally. Reach the venue on time, neatly dressed, maintain friendly body language, and layer it all up with confidence.

Congratulations! And best of love and luck!

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