There were two guys in the panel, one (P1) was a professor, the other (P2) seemed like an alumnus.
P1: So you love travelling, where have you travelled to?
Me: Sir, Europe. Switzerland mainly, and also France and Italy.
P1: Where in France? Paris?
Me: No sir, I went to Nice.
P1: Why not Paris?
Me: I have already been to Paris 3 years earlier, so wanted to explore the beach at Nice.
P2: Okay, how do you travel? Train or by air?
Me: Sir, I prefer trains.
P2: Which is the longest train in India?
Me: I don’t know but I am guessing it’s Himsagar Express, which runs from Jammu to Kanyakumari.
P2: What do you think is the length of the route?
Me: Sir, 2600 kms?
P2: Are you sure? What do you think is the total length of India?
Me: Actually, I would like to revise my figures. I think the total length of India would be around 3500 kms so the route would be about 3400 kms.
P2: Ok, which is your favourite topic in studies?
Me: Sir, IC engines.
Then P2 asked me some questions on mechanical- (What is a SI engine?How is fuel injected?What is a carburator?) which I answered comfortably.
P2: What other electives have you taken?
Me: Sir, Statistics.
P1: What is a normal distribution?
Me: Drew it out.
He then asked me to find the probability at x=0 which I did.
P1: What is coefficient of variation?
Me: Sir, it’s std deviation by mean.
P1: Are you sure? Don’t you think it’s the other way round?
Me: No sir, I think it’s std deviation by mean.
P1: If I have the correlation coefficient of X and Y, and their std deviations, can you find the covariance?
Me: Yes sir. Explained the formula to him.
P1: Have you gambled?
Me: Yes sir, in Goa.
P1: Which game did you play? Blackjack? Roulette?
Me: No sir, I don’t remember the name but the probability of winning was highest in this game.
P1: Explain the game.
Me: Sir, if you get a card with higher number than that of the dealer, than you win.
P1 to P2: Banda, sikh gaya hain. 😛
P1: So what did you learn?
Me: Choosing the right game is very important.
P1: No other than that.
Me (Can’t think of anything): There is always a risk involved in everything. Nothing is certain. (Got a bit philosophical)
P1: Woh to hota hi hai. Aur kya?
Me: Umm, I don’t know.
P1: How much were you willing to lose?
Me: Sir, 1500.
P1: So didn’t you learn to have a lower threshold?
Me (Frankly I think this was fart): Yes sir, absolutely. That’s true.
P1 looking at P2 (Bakre ko jaane de?)
P1: Why MBA now? Why not after work experience?
I gave my reason, on which he seemed fairly convinced.
P2: Okay, you may go.
Overall good experience. Not at all stressful. Only regret: Didn’t give me toffee. Damn, I so wanted that Eclairs. 😛