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Best Strategies to Prepare for IPM Interview

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : March 8, 2023


IPMAT Exam are over, and now the second phase, the interview process, is ongoing. Students are getting anxious about what questions they will face in the interview process.

Obviously, no one except the interviewer knows exactly what you will be asked. But there are some basic questions that probably every student has to go through.


  • the interview process is almost the same for all the IIMs
  • answer every question with confidence
  • never flaunt or answer unknown topics
  • questions can be formed from your last answers, so be mindful of your answers

Here you will get to know what are the basic IIM IPM questions and tips to answer them properly.

Scripting HR Questions

There are some basic questions that almost every interview starts with. This part is called the introductory part, where you inform the interviewer everything about yourselves.

What are the questions that can be asked you regarding the introductory part-

Q- Tell me something about yourself.

Here you might have many things to say but make sure to note down the important points and formulate them into an interesting paragraph. Make sure to revise that daily until your final interview.

Q- Tell me your strength and weaknesses.

Make sure to write down 3 of each strength and weaknesses and revise then daily.

Q- Why do you wish to build career in Management?

This question is a tricky one and you must be able to create something unique for yourself. The interviewer here wants to know exactly what is your aim and purpose for choosing this field. You should mention every detail to better convince the interviewer about your choice.

Q- How do you spend leisure time? or What are your hobbies?

Don't make up a long list of hobbies, in fact be true and state atleast one or more that two of them. They might go deep with more questions coming regarding your hobby.

Q- Why should we select you and not others?

Answer this question with the best possible answer you can come up with. You should be clear and straight forward with this answer as you need to convince the interviewer to prefer you over others. Formulate unique answer and make sure to be ready with practice.

Q- What if we reject you?

In this answer you need to be positive and answer them with a positive attitude what you will probably do if you get rejected. The interviewer expects to hear a positive answer here so make sure to formulate an answer in that context.

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ipmat online coaching

Find and Study Frequently Asked Questions

Mostly these questions will help you a lot with gaining an overview of what exactly can be asked in the interview and what others have faced in their interview. Do not rely on the same question as you might not get the same question put up infront of you. But to keep an overview of the process make sure to find and prepare for as many questions you can find.

Here is a table showing what are the probable topics from which questions can be formulated-

Maps Your City,State, Country, Rivers, National Parks, District, Countries of World
politics Cabinet Ministers,State Ministers, Recent Elections
Top 3 stories of last 1 year In Depth studies of top 3 stories at National and/or International Level
Website Pages Website Pages of IIMS. In depth study of course you are applying for
Subjects Have you browsed subjects you studied in Std 12th and Std 11.
Newspaper of Week Did You Check last week newspaper?

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Interview Day Tips

Remember the interview's main motive to check how you perform under an stressful condition. So staying calm is the biggest advantage for you over others.

Do remember these points while appearing for your interview process and also do not loose confidence while answering any question.

Never Lose Confidence Tough questions may be asked to check your reaction on stress
Stay Humble and Stay Calm Use thankyou,sorry often. Stay focused and calm.
Listen before you speak Let interviewers finish the question before you answer.
Read the Newspaper Check gold price,Check Sensex and Top Stories of the Day
Say no to nervousness It is just another day
Greet when you start and finish Greet your interviewer before you start and when you finish

IPMAT mock test

IPMAT Mock test

Be Prepared for Online Interviews

Probably this year the interview process might be online and you need to be prepared according to it. You must check all the technicalities before proceeding with the interview.

Make sure to keep these points in mind before proceeding-

  • Sit on a proper table and chair with upstraight position and make sure half of your body is visible to the interviewer.
  • Check your audio and video before proceeding with the interview.
  • Make sure to keep your background clear, do not use any background that might distract the interviewer.
  • Check your internet speed and make sure it is working fine and above the required limit.
  • make sure your camera is of a good quality, if not, purchase an external camera for the interview.
  • Your environment should not be dark, make sure to have a proper lighting on the place you are going to sit for the interview.

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Attire is Important

  • Wear proper clothing for the interview.
  • A formal attire with tie and blazer will best suit the condition.
  • Make sure your clothes are well ironed and is of a plain colour as well.

Attempt Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews will definitely help you gain confidence for the final interview phase.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can expect questions in IIM IPM Interview based on: yourself, your strengths and weakness, your skills, your hobbies, college-related questions.

You can follow our expert suggested tips for IIM IPM Interview preparation provided in this post. 
This depends on your preparation levels and confidence. Make sure you are confident through out the interview. Be polite when you answer any question. try to attend as many mock interview as possible to stay confident. 
You can check the IIM IPM personal Interview Questions with answers from the above post.
List out your strengths and weakness. You can also justify them by giving valid points. 
Give correct reasons that justify the question. Do not expand your answer and take too much time. Try to be clear and answer to the point.


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