Previous Years’ Written Ability Test And Group Discussion Topics At IIM Indore

Published on : 1st September 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

Group Discussion sessions at many Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have been replaced by the Written Ability Test (WAT). Many other B-Schools have also included WAT in their management selection process. It is the next step after you qualify Common Admission Test (CAT). WAT is an essay writing round where the topic is provided on-the-spot.

What a candidate needs to do is; understand the topic, organize his thoughts and jot them down clearly. Don’t repeat points and keep things related. For more tips on Written Ability Test, check here.

The following information on previous years’ Written Ability Test will help you know about the word limit, average time duration and topics about WAT. You can download the entire list of topics provided below. Paste it near your study table and keep practicing one topic a day. You can practice writing the same topic in different time frames as every institute provides different time for the test.

IIM Indore Previous Year Topics


Word Limit: 300 words

Average Duration: 30 minutes


  • Suggestions to improve Indian tourism
  • Suggest policies to safeguard small companies from large companies


Average Duration: 20-30 minutes

  • Your ideas to achieve skill building and vocational training
  • Make in India vs Make for India. Give your opinion


Average Word Limit: 200 – 300 words

Average Duration: 20-30 minutes

  • Both leadership and management are important for the success of the organization. Discuss.
  • Concept of paid news is a threat to the honesty and integrity of print media. Give your views.


Average Duration: 30 minutes

  • Reality shows: Entertainment or Escapism?
  • Terror attacks cannot be stopped.


Average Word Limit: 200 words

Average Duration: 10 minutes

  • To fight AIDS, should we stop being coy about sex education?
  • Liberalization brought about a rapid change in the economy.


Average Duration: 40 minutes

  • Inflation has made working wife/mother a necessity.
  • The need of teachers is decreasing due to advances in technology.


Average Word Limit: 200 words

Average Duration: 20 minutes

  • Prosperity and consumerism cannot go together
  • Education should be provided only by the government

Download the list of past years’ Group Discussion and Written Ability Test topics here.

Also Read : Previous Years Written Ability Test And Group Discussion Topics At IIM Shillong

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