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CAT personal inerview questions.(CAT PI)

CAT MBA 2011

CAT PI Question Why you have chosen MBA as your career?

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CAT PI Question Tell us about yourself?

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CAT PI Question How would you describe yourself ? Tell me about yourself ?

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CAT PI Question How do you think a friend or professor who knows you would describe you?

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CAT PI Question What motivates you to put forth your best effort ? How do you determine or evaluate success ?

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CAT PI Question What academic subjects did you like Best ?

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CAT PI Question What academic subjects did you like Least ?

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CAT PI Question What do you expect to be doing five years from now? Ten years from now?

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CAT PI Question Why should I select you?

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CAT PI Question What led you to choose the career for which you are preparing ?

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CAT PI Question What personal characteristics are necessary for succeeding in the career that you are interested in ?

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CAT PI Question What is your philosophy of life ?

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CAT PI Question What do you consider to be your greatest strength ?

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CAT PI Question Are you creative ? Give an example.

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CAT PI Question What qualifications do you have that makes you think you will be successful ? In what way do you think you can make a contribution to society?

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CAT PI Question Why should we take you ?

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CAT PI Question What are your own special abilities ?

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CAT PI Question Why should we take you over another candidate ? What is your managing style ?

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CAT PI Question Why do you want to join this institute ?

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CAT PI Question What do you know about our institute ? What is your attitude towards working hard ?

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CAT PI Question What part does your family play in your life ?

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CAT PI Question What are the most important rewards you expect in your career ?

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CAT PI Question What is more important to you : money offered, or the type of job ?

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CAT PI Question  Do you enjoy independent research ?

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CAT PI Question In what kind of a work environment are you most comfortable ?

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CAT PI Question How would you describe the ideal job for you ?

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CAT PI Question What two or three things are most important to you in your job ?

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CAT PI Question Do you prefer working with others or all by yourself ?

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CAT PI Question How do you like to work ?

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CAT PI Question Under what conditions do you work best ?

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CAT PI Question What is the highest form of praise ?

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CAT PI Question In what part-time or summer job have you been most interested ?

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CAT PI Question Tell me about your experience.

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CAT PI Question What jobs have you held ?

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CAT PI Question How did your previous employer treat you ?

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CAT PI Question What have you learnt from some of the jobs that you have held ?

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CAT PI Question What jobs have you enjoyed most ? Least ? Why ?

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CAT PI Question What have you done that shows initiative and willingness to work ?

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CAT PI Question Describe your current job.

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CAT PI Question What did you like least about your last job ?

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CAT PI Question What did you like most about your last job ?

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CAT PI Question How has your education prepared you for a career ?

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CAT PI Question Describe your most rewarding college experience.

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CAT PI Question Why did you select your college or university ?

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CAT PI Question  you could, would you plan your academic study differently ?

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CAT PI Question Do you think grades are a good indication of your academic achievement ?

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CAT PI Question What have you learnt from participation in extracurricular activities ? Do you have plans for continuing your studies ?

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CAT PI Question Why did you pick your programme ?

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CAT PI Question What courses did you like best and why ?

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CAT PI Question What courses did you like least and why ?

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CAT PI Question How has your college experience prepared you for this job ?

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CAT PI Question How did you pick your dissertation ?

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CAT PI Question Describe your dissertation process.

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CAT PI Question What are your outside interests ?

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CAT PI Question What do you do with your free time ?

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CAT PI Question What are your hobbies ?

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CAT PI Question What types of books do you read ?

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CAT PI Question How interested are you in sports ?

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CAT PI Question How did you spend your vacations in school ?

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CAT PI Question What qualities should a successful manager possess ?

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CAT PI Question Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and a subordinate.

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CAT PI Question What 3 accomplishments have given you the greatest satisfaction ?

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CAT PI Question If you were taking a graduate for this institute, what qualities would you look for ?

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CAT PI Question What can I do for you ?

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CAT PI Question Tell me a story.

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CAT PI Question Define cooperation.

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CAT PI Question What causes you to lose your temper ?

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CAT PI Question How often have you been absent from school, work or training ?

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CAT PI Question Have you ever had trouble with other people on the job ?

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CAT PI Question Can you take instructions without getting upset ?

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CAT PI Question Don't you feel you are a little to old/young for this job ?

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CAT PI Question How does your family like you being away on business trips ?

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CAT PI Question With your background, we believe that you are overqualified to join this institute.

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CAT PI Question You haven't had sufficient experience in this field.

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CAT PI Question Our experience with women on this job has not been good.

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CAT PI Question What would irritate you most if I as a manager did it ?

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the time you were most persuasive in overcoming resistance to your ideas or point of view.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the last time someone made an unreasonable request of you.

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CAT PI Question Describe the most disappointing and frustrating experience in gaining the support of others for an idea or proposal.

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CAT PI Question Describe a situation where it was most important for you to display tact and diplomacy.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the last time you had a clash or disagreement with someone at school/college/workplace.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about a time when you felt most frustrated and disappointed at a person with whom you had worked.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the last time you were criticized by a supervisor or a professor.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the time when you felt most pressured or stressed at work/ school/internship.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the time when you felt most frustrated at your school/workplace.

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CAT PI Question what aspects of your work/internship do you have the most confidence in your abilities.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the time when you felt best about your ability to draw out or solicit information from another person.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the time when you had to work your hardest in order to fully understand what another person was saying to you.

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CAT PI Question Describe the last time when someone at school/work misunderstood what you were trying to communicate.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the most long term, sustained extra hours of effort that you put into your work/college/internship.

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CAT PI Question Describe a time when you felt most frustrated or discouraged in reaching your goals or objectives.

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CAT PI Question What do you feel has been your most significant work/school/internship related achievement within the past year or so ?

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CAT PI Question Describe the last time you did something well which went beyond the expectations in your work/internship.

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CAT PI Question Tell me how you go about organizing your work and scheduling your own time.

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CAT PI Question What do you do to ensure that your goals and objectives are met in a timely way ?

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CAT PI Question Describe the most extensive planning that you have ever done.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the most difficult problem that you faced in your work/school/internship ?

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the last time you made a decision that backfired.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the time when you regretted most not getting advice before you went ahead ?

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the last significant crisis situation that you faced in your work.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about a time when you were most persuasive in overcoming resistance to your ideas.

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CAT PI Question Tell me about the time when you had a disagreement with someone at work.

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CAT PI Question Why have you switched career fields ?

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GD topics with Explaination

Factual GD topics

Factual GD topics(one dimensional) are about facts.A participant can put lot of facts to support these topics.One can prepare very well for these topics with researching well.These topics can be social economic topics. or controversial or from day to day life.These topics are topics which are meant for speech.So participants just have to put facts and knowledge he has about in front of the group.Best way is to deal with these topics is summarize what you know and try to put all the points in clear and concise way at first later group can discuss all the points one by one without debating on the issues.

  1. Leadership
  2. Work Ethics
  3. Bigamy
  4. Vegetarianism
  5. The Hippocratic Oath
  6. Computer Viruses
  7. Why do we lag behind China?
  8. Capitalism
  9. Govt contribution to IT
  10. War on Iraq
  11. How to deal with international terrorism.
  12. What shall we do about our ever-increasing Population?


Debatable GD topics

The topics which are having clearly 2 sides.negative positive ,yes no;opposite to each other.So participent has to take one side.Partcipent can take a middile way also but most of the time in group discussion of there topics paricipents takes extreme ends of the issue and start fighting (Fish market situation).a fish market is always unacceptable for any group discussion.It shows the disability of partipents of not getting friendly with group discussion.In situation of fish market one should sit calmly or if possible then try to divert the attention of group to positive direction so they can be calm and discuss the topic properly.

  1. Woman are better manager then man
  2. freshers are better then laterals!
  3. western culture adopted by india fair or not?
  4. Is corrupt but efficient politicians better than honest and in-efficient politicians.
  5. Only one super power is better then two for world.
  6. US war on Iraq-justified or not.
  7. Have the nuclear tests of 1998 benefited or harmed India?
  8. is china a threat to indian industry
  9. Love marriage/Arranged marriage.
  10. Should we pursue our policy of dialogue with Pakistan?
  11. Is dependence on computers a good thing?
  12. Should the public sector be privatized?
  13. Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished? yes or no

Abstract GD topics

Abstract topics are the topics which are not from day to day life or practical life .These topics ar most of the times imaginary or hypothetical.

  1. Blue rose
  2. The Wheel is Turning Round and Round
  3. When I woke up in the morning I saw…
  4. A ship docked in harbor cannot face the storms
  5. How can we have Mount Everest in India?
  6. There is no right way to do a wrong thing
  7. If I was the Finance Minister/Prime Minister
  8. Nothing Succeeds Like Success

Other GD topics

The other topics can contain any thing which not part of above 3 sections.you never know what the instructor is going to ask,There is always minute possibility that instrctor will give some adhoc discussion or put some dilemma question on which you have to take a side and tell your view. vada pav v/s burger who will you save your mother or wife who will you save your girlfriend or best friend Below are Categorization of GD topics based on other factors

Social GD topics

  1. Are Big Dams Necessary?
  2. Films are corrupting the Indian Youth
  3. A Gandhian State selling liquor is an anomaly
  4. Bride burning and dowry may look bad, but are an integral part of India.
  5. Our Culture is Decaying
  6. We are not serious about saving Wildlife/Environment
  7. The education system needs serious reforms
  8. The impact of MTV on our psyche
  9. Showing Violence and Crimes should not be allowed in films and on television.
  10. Let us legalize gambling

ECONOMIC GD topics

  1. Developing countries need trade, not aid.
  2. Why do we lag behind China?
  3. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the others are so much worse.
  4. Flexibility of labor laws is the key to attracting more Foreign Direct Investment.
  5.  Is the business of business only business?
  6. In our economic matters, there is an excessive tendency towards the thinking rather than doing.
  7. Every cloud has a silver lining
  8. Can the economy achieve an 8 percent growth rate?.
  9. Is disinvestment really that good for India or is a rethink in order ?
  10. Are co-operatives relevant in today's globalized environment?.
  11.  Foreign aid is a dangerous drug that can stimulate in small doses but become fatally addictive in larger doses.
  12. Modern day sport in industrialized society is an industry, as anything else.
  13. Government should clean its own hands before pointing finger at the private sector for corruption.
  14. Is the NPA ordinance too harsh?
  15. Reforms have to grow up.
  16. The future lies with globalization .
  17.  Is the consumer really the king in India?.
  18. Globalisation versus nationalism
  19.  Conditional access system for cable TV watchers: boon or bane?
  20. If India is poorly governed, the reason is that we have designed our system of governance for protecting, if not encouraging, corruption?
  21. Commercialization of health care : Good or Bad ?
  22. For globalization to succeed in India people must be able to see what is in it for them
  23. Is the US economy headed the Japanese economy way?
  24. Economic freedom not old fashioned theories of development will lead to growth and prosperity
  25. Markets left to themselves encourage greed.
  26. For globalization to succeed in India people must be able to see what is in it for them
  27. Should businessmen run the finance ministry
  28. Should important services like transport be left to market forces?.
  29. Is there any point in having a business strategy when the world changes from month to month?
  30. Is the patents bill good for India? . 26. Is the business of business only business?.
  31. Globalization is good for developing countries
  32. Public sector being a guarantor of job security is a myth.
  33. Is industry less growth here to stay ?
  34. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the others are so much worse ?
  35. How can business get rid of the bad name that it has earned?
  36. Government pumping money into the economy is not the solution for our economic problems
  37. Business ethics are no longer a luxury for corporates but a necessity?
  38. How should privatization proceeds be utilized ?
  39. Is the budgeting exercise of any use?
  40. Should agricultural subsidies be stopped ?
  41. Will Mumbai's film industry ever evolve into a truly modern corporatised one?
  42. Will market reforms enrich rich states further, while poorer ones lag further?.
  43. Why do we lag behind China ?
  44. Who says MNCs are superior to Indian companies ?.
  45. Why not use a brand index to measure national prosperity?.
  46. What we need to reduce scams is better regulatory bodies.
  47. War rhetoric is misplaced in a country like India which is trying to globalise its economy.
  48. Trade can help the poor ?
  49. The power ministry should cut off supplies to all the defaulting SEBs.
  50. Steal a few lakhs and you're a criminal. Steal a few hundred crores and you become an industrialist.
  51. Should PSUs be divested through strategic sale or public offer?
  52. The state is above the law?

POLITICAL GD topics


  1. Reserving seats for women in Panchayat has not only been a farce but has distracted from developing a more genuine voice of women.
  2. Have the nuclear tests of 1998 benefited or harmed India?
  3. Voters, not, political parties are responsible for the criminalisation of politics.
  4. The voters are required to be well informed and educated about their candidates so that they can elect the right aspirant by their own assessment.
  5. India should go for the presidential form of democracy.

Management GD topics

  1. Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can never match those learnt from experience
  2. Democracy is hampering India progress
  3. MBA in India is highly overrated. Religion is a private affair and should be of no concern for the state
  4. Decreasing defense expenditure and increasing social expenditure is the need of the hour
  5. Is management an art or a science?
  6. The Rush for MBA is really a rush for big money
  7. Ethics in Business are just a passing fashion
  8. The objective of Management is to maximise profits
  9. Do professional managers have a chance in our family run businesses?
  10. The Internet is an exercise in hype
  11. Is an MBA necessary to succeed in life?
  12. Family owned business vs professionally run businesses
  13. Smaller businesses and start-ups have more scope for professional growth.
  14. Dot com or doubt com?

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