Previous Years Written Ability Test And Group Discussion Topics At IIM Calcutta

Published on : 18th August 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal
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Most of the IIMs and top B-schools have replaced their Group Discussion (GD) round with the Written Ability Test (WAT) for admission in their management courses. The WAT helps in assessing the thought process, communication ability and writing skills of an aspirant.

Here, we will discuss the admission process of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. We will also provide a list of previous years Written Ability Test and Group Discussion topics of the institute.

The admission process of IIM Calcutta includes WAT and Personal Interview (PI) round for the students who qualify the Common Admission Test.

IIMC Previous Year Topics

Written Ability Test

Duration: 30 minutes

Word Limit: 200-250 words

Topics for the WAT are covered from social, economic, political, sports, religious, business and other sectors. Students should develop a reading habit. This will help in expanding the though process and will strengthen the knowledge base. A few examples of the topics that can be asked are:

  • Formulate measures and policies to curb increasing number of road accidents.
  • Should a developing country preserve its monuments, living heritage such as performing arts and culture? What is your opinion regarding their preservation?
  • Most brands prefer celebrities to endorse their name. The government also follows the same in its campaigns. In your opinion, is it justified?
  • Online match making industry is unregulated in India. Point out what government is doing for/against it.

Personal Interview

Average Duration: 30 minutes

We cannot predict what the personal interview can be like, but here are some common questions which you can prepare for.

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Why MBA?
  • Short-term and long-term goals
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What are the problems of your state?
  • Do you have any suggestions to solve them? Or what would you do to resolve the issues if you get the power?

Apart from these, stay updated with the current events in the economy and also be strong in the subject of your graduation.

For a better idea about the pattern of WAT and GD topics, check out this list of previous years’ WAT and GD topics at IIMC.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.



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