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XLRI- Interview Questions and GD Topics

Interview Questions

1. Why HR?
2. Tell me latest Labour Reforms.
3. What do you see yourself 10 years down the line. Why, how?
4. Tell us about yourself.
5. What is HDI ? What are the criteria for it?
6. What is transparency international?
7. Which country is ranked first in transperacy international?
8. What are the group of countries around sweden called? Why is it named so?
9. How would you compare the CAT and the XAT papers?
10. What is the toughest question that you have ben asked in all the interviews that you have faced till date?
11. Give me 3 reason why we should admit you?
12. IIT - quota issue, gave me analogies to explain why quota was needed?
13. What is type I and type II error in business research?
14. Why do you want to do an MBA?
15. You have certain practices that you follow in your work routine.Please elaborate on this.
16. What improvements can be brought in the education sector of the country?What would you do to make it better?
17. What are the social evils? Which social evils are prevelnt in our society?
18. What is your role at the workplace?
19. What will you do if you dont get through XLRI?
20. Why are people leaving engineering for an MBA? Is it that grass greener on the other side?
21. Why do you need an MBA to achieve your goal?
22. Do you think that the bookish learning from mba would help you?
23. What else we are going to teach you than what you would learn at your job?
24. What all are your learnings at your job?
25. What is Mutual Fund?
26. What is Equity Fund?
27. What is equity?
28. What would you do after your MBA (both in short run as well as in long run)?
29. Delhi being a capital city gets a lot of priority.Tell me a few things that should be done in the entire country and not just in
30. Name 5 developed and 5 backward states in our country.
31. Why India has only one time zone and America has many time zones? Can india have more than 1 time zone?
32. How can you say that the world is flat?
33. What is exit policy? What are the problems related to this in India?
34. Do you think engineers should be given broad knowledge about various subjects like sociology, psychology etc. in first two
35. What are ESOPs?
36. How do you rate your performance in college?
37. Whats ICT?
38. Do you think government should give tax holidays to entrepreneurs?
39. Should people be taken for jobs on basis of their work experience?
40. Should people be taken on basis of their horoscopes?
41. What do you think if we say that the foreign banks are lazy banks?
42. What is your opinion on allowing CEOs of Banks on other company boards.
43. Why are TATAs into so many businesses?
44. How is leather industry doing in India?
45. Do you know about HIDESIGN. Why is leather so expensive? Compare HIDESIGN & Sreeleathers.
46. Why does a merger takes place?
47. Why do you think so many people are joining the IT industry?
48. Suppose the distance between Pune and Jamshedpur is 3500 kms. There are 2 trains on the same track going in opposite
directions. 1 travelling @ 15 km/hr and the other @ 20km/hr. A bird is flying from 1 train to another. As soon as it touches 1
train it turns back and flies towards the other train. What is the total distance it will cover?
49. Tell me something about Indias forex polcies and factors influencing it.
50. What is ASEAN?
51. What is the relation between Balancesheet and Profit and Loss account.
52. What is budget deficit?
53. What is inflation?
54. News channels starve of news.What do you think?
55. Is commercialisation of news good or bad?
56. What would you look for in a candiadate while recruiting?
57. Indian government is facing two problems recently, the first being the FDI cap in retail and the 2nd being the SEZ policy.What
is your say on both these problems?
58. What is the difference between a Private Limited and Public Limited Company?
59. What is NIFTY?
60. What does CRISIL do?
61. If you were to get selected in this interview what would you attribute it to?
62. What is the opportunity cost of an mba ? Is it really worth it?
63. What will be the contribution of economics to HR?
64. Is it fair to call human beings human resource?
65. Why do you want to become a manager;manager's job is just to push papers.Why do you want to do that?
66. Why PMIR? Why not start an NGO?
67. What do you feel about empowerment of the marginalized?

68. What is you take on vidharba farmers committing suicides because of globalisation?
69. How many forms of businesses are there?
70. What are Public Limited Companies?
71. What are subsidiary units?
72. Supply chain solutions dont work for Indian companies.What do you say about this?
73. What are the verticals on which Philips India operates?
74. What are the products in which Philips is the leader in the Indian market?
75. What is the issue with the stray dogs in Bangalore?
76. What is fiscal deficit?
77. What do you mean by government expenditure?
78. What are the 3 major expenditures for India?
79. What will happen if government decides to maintain a high fiscal deficit?
80. What is harmonic progression? What are its practical applications?
81. What is Geometric progression?What are its practical applications?
82. What is concurrency control?
83. If I have 7% in a fixed deposit, how much time will it take to double?
84. After the MFA the indian textiles companies started a huge spurt in upgradation of technology? Can you tell me the reasons
for that ?
85. Can you tell me some sectors where India can perform well after a decade or so apart from services?
86. Do you know who is the richest lady in the country?
87. What are your views about the Indian economy? How do you rate it?
88. What is Travelling Salesman Problem?
89. What is Chinese Postman problem?
90. What is investment banking?
91. What does 'limited' in the company name stand for?
92. Suggest a TAX policy which would be simple and also get more people to pay taxes and increase overall revenue collection.
93. How is inflation calculated?
94. What is recession?
95. What is FMCG?
96. What is CSIR?
97. What is your greatest achievement at work?
98. Do you think leaders need to be sound technically?
99. If I say that you have superficial knowledge of everything, what will be your comment?
100. What is GATT?
101. What is monetory policy?
102. Can there be 0 inflation?
103. Who elects the president of India?
104. What are the fundamental right we have?
105. What are the ideal values for Fiscal Deficit and Revenue Deficit?
106. What is meant by Equality of Speech?
107. Who are Larsen and Turbo?
108. Why did L&T sell its cement group?
109. If I give you ten crores of rupees, what will you do with it?
110. I have read that ethic in business is a past fashion.Comment on it.
111. Tell me why Dirubhai Ambani is not considered ethical like TATAs?
112. What is the criteria for a company to be enlisted in stock market?
113. Which president abolished slavery in USA?
114. Who is the first black president of USA?
115. What is correlation coefficient?
116. Why are hexadecimal numbers used?
117. What is linear dependence?
118. What is the Sensex?
119. What do you mean when you say that the Sensex has gone up?
120. What is IRDA?
121. What is SEBI?
122. Why is it called a market regulator?
123. What is close ended fund?
124. What is a hedge fund?
125. What is Newtons second law of motion?Apply it to management?
126. Do you think it is a fair process that every person is interviewed upon different topics?
127. Inflation increases unemployment.Comment.
128. Who is WTO's CEO?
129. How would you motivate people?
130. When Tsunami was abt to strike, USA had the info but did not share it with India.Is USA
an ethical country?
131. What do you know about Aristotole?
132. Who is more powerful-judiciary or executive?
133. What is your opinion on the exit polls?Do you think it is right to have them?
134. What are the factors to ensure high accuracy of the exit polls?
135. We have been hearing a lot about something called "BlackBerry". What is it? Some kind
of fruit?
136. Who is Nelson Mandela?
137. Did any indian ever serve as the UN secretary General?
138. What is motivation according to you?
139. How would you judge a companys solvency, tell me a few parameters?
140. Name top 5 economists of India and their contributions.
141. Talk about Digvijay Singh's regime. How do you rate him?

142. Is the young generation more sensible in decision making than the older generations?
143. Rich are getting richer and poor getting poorer, what do you think? How can that be
144. Can you give me a way to count the hair on my head?

Extra Curriculars

1. Which movies have you seen recently?
2. What was the last one that you saw?
3. What did you like about the movie?
4. Do you like the new bond better than Sean Connery?
5. Name some recent bestsellers.
6. Compare Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak.
7. How do you see Ray as an artist?
8. Which Ray movies have you seen?
9. What do you interpret from Aparajito and Apur Sansar?
10. What are Modern Classics?
11. Which club is at the top in India today? (football)
12. What is the current status of the EPL.
13. Why after spending millions on star players have Real Madrid not won much?
14. Why is football is India / National team / Clubs not doing well?
15. How should one go about selecting a good camera? What is pixel?
16. Tell me which is the best soccer team in the world?
17. Tell us about Booker prize winning Indian authors.


1. What is ERP2?
2. What is TPS?
3. What is TSS?
4. Which Indian companies going for ERP packages?
5. Tell me something about satellite communication. How it works?Where is it used?
6. How will you make this world flat? (satellite communication)
7. Why is it easy to eavesdrop in mobile phones.
8. Why is CDMA not popular?
9. What is Linear Dependence and Linear Independence of signals?
10. What are basis vectors and its properties?
11. What is Six Sigma?
12. Have you heard of Linear programming?Can you apply it to team management in your profession?
13. Tell me about Data Warehousing.
14. What is TCP/IP?
15. Tell me the difference between the waterfall model and the iterative model.
16. What is a spiral model?
17. What is Herzberg's theory?
18. What is difference between a bridge and a switch?
19. Do you know which company is the largest producer of switches and routers?
20. What is the scope for textile industry in India?
21. What is the scope for designing in India?
22. How does a fluoroscent bulb work?
23. What is basis?
24. What is convex set? What is practical application of convex set?
25. While turning a bike, where is the centre of mass?
26. What is normalization?Advantages and disadvantages.
27. What do you know about Laplace transforms?
28. What is the difference between Laplace and Fourier transforms?
29. What components are used in a digital washing machine?
30. What are type 1 and type 2 errors?
31. What is EL NINO effect?
32. How does a tubelight work?
33. What is the difference between object oriented and structured language?
34. What is Karl Pearson's Co-effecient of Corelation?
35. What is Quantum Mechanics?
36. What is the contribution of IT services in India's GDP?
37. What are the stages of software life cycle?
38. Difference between compiler and interpreter.

GD Topics

1. TATA-Singur Case
2. We should ensure peace with neighbours
3. 10 qualities of a successful manager
4. 10 action points a state needs to take to develop itself.
5. Legalization of betting would help sports in India.
6. Why we should not have a socialistic state?

7. If I was licensed to kill
8. Should gambling be legalized?
9. Sheep in wolfs clothing.
10. Embedded processors-making the environment alive

Compiled By:
Dagny Taggart