I was an aspirant for rural management program last year. I had applied for both XIMB and IRMA. I had tried to write down possible list of the question that may be asked by the interview panelists. Please customize the questions as per your needs.
01- Describe yourself in 3 words?
02- Tell us about yourself and family background.
03- What is success according to you?
04- What is an Urban area?
05- Why do you think you are suited for RM?
06- Why you pursued Engineering at graduation?
07- Why do you switch to IT industry after degree in mechanical engineering?
08- What is Development ? What is development according to you?
09- Why IRMA/XIMB/TISS?
10- Would you like to ask any question from us? Would you like to ask any question from us?
11- Why Rural and What is Rural? Why did you think about rural?
12- Why preparing for rural management not for AGM course at IIMs?
13- Is there any business plan in your mind and how it will benefit rural people?
14- So how is the campus, when did you reach? What do you feel about Gujarat/ Orissa/ Mumbai? What is you first impression ?
15- Have you done self analysis. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Briefly outline your strengths? Briefly outline your weaknesses?
16- Why Companies see bright prospects in Rural India?
17- Why should we select you or special points? 5 reasons why should we select you? Give one reason why should we select you?
18- Give one reason why we don’t select you?
19- Describe the nature of your work experience, responsibilities and achievements.
20- Have you any experience of scholarly work ?
21- Do you think development activities require a lot of money?
22- What is leadership according to you? Can you cite any example from your life where you demonstrated it?
23- Do you think you will be able to switch from a metro city to rural areas? why?
24- Tell us something which is not written in the resume?
25- How will you convince the poor villager to send his children to school? What incentives are on offer if he sends his children to school?
26- What kind of things have you done in office other than work? What did you learn and understand from this?
27- There's enough of aid flowing in. And yet, things aren't turning out the way they should. Why ?
28- How do you plan to fund your studies? You will be requiring loans or your family would pay it?
29- How did you come to know about the institute?
30- Why management? Can you not serve rural population with your technical skills?
31- You can do MBA from another college, earn in lakhs, why rural management and get less paisa ?
32- Why is there a need to work for the rural people?
33- How can technology help rural sector?
34- After working in AC rooms for around 3 years in software industry, will you be able to able to adjust the demanding job profile of rural manager?
35- Software industry is lucrative industry then why do you want to join IRMA?
36- Asked about what I liked in company you work ?
37- How can you use mech engg knowledge and IT exp in rural development. How will your expertise from your work ex bring about change in a village?
38- How do you relate with the background and how do you plan to apply? What part could technology play in rural development?
39- What can computers do for farmers? Expalin the limitations of IT based initiatives?
40- From where did this rural thing come to your mind?
41- Suppose you are to develop a business model for a village. How would you do it?
42- What do you mean by community service or welfare?
43- What all community work you have done?
44- What do want to convey by research and investment in rural sector?
45- What would be my first step to develop rural people ... if I were the PM of India?
46- What is difference between India and Singapore?
47- Gave a situation "Some money is given to a rural person through micro credit. How will you ensure to get it back?"
48- How education of elders will ensure the development of rural sector?
49- How will you bring about changes in a village which has been neglected over the years?
50- How will you change the mind set of a farmer towards genetically modified crops and convince him to make the switch?
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