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Dos and Donts for Personal Interview-MBA admission 2014

Here are a couple of Dos and Donts one should keep in mind while appearing for a Personal Interview


  • Dress appropriately for the institute to show that you take the interview seriously.
  • Offer a firm handshake, make eye contact, and have a friendly expression when you are greeted by your interviewer.
  • Maintain good eye contact during the interview.
  • Avoid fidgeting and slouching, sit straight.
  •  Be yourself, as, if you secure admission by not being yourself then you and your institute will both be unhappy.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude. The interviewer is evaluating you as a potential corporate employee or future manager.
  • When the interviewer concludes the interview, offer a firm handshake and make eye contact.


  •  Don’t make excuses instead take responsibility for your decisions and your actions.
  • Don’t make negative comments about previous professors or institute.
  • Don’t treat the interview casually.
  •  Don’t act as though you would take admission in any institute or are desperate for admission.
  •  Don’t go to extremes with your posture; don’t slouch, and don’t sit rigidly on the edge of your chair.
  •  Don’t assume that a female interviewer is “Mrs.” or “Miss.” Address her as “Madam” unless told otherwise.
  • Keep your mobile phone on silent mode. Dont check text messages while in an interview.

As the admissions for the 2014-15 academic session are on, candidates aspiring to land a seat in a good business school should pull up their socks and gear up to face a series of screening tests – WAT (Written Ability Test) / Essay writing, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal /Interview (PI).
Out of the three stops to secure admission into their college of choice, students mainly face a problem when it comes to PI. The PI is generally conducted after the WAT and GD. The key to a good PI is for one to be himself/herself and be prepared for trick questions.

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