Current Affairs Topics To Prepare For MBA Interviews

Interviewers use current affairs to gauge students' understanding and perception of a topic in the Personal Interview round

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Securing an MBA seat at a reputable B-school is a serious endeavor. After passing the entrance exam, candidates move on to the GD-PI-WAT round. Many students compete for a single seat in the Personal Interview (PI) round, making it both intense and crucial. But what exactly are these PI? Putting it all on one plate, it's about you, your profile, questions about 'why MBA' and awareness of what's happening in the world around you. Interviewers use current affairs to gauge students' understanding and perception of a topic in the PI round. 

MBA interview hot topics to keep an eye out for:

The Union Budget 2023 

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her final full-fledged budget to Parliament on the 1st of February. Budget 2023 focussed on capital spending, consolidating finances and offering rebates and incentives for new-income taxpayers. In her 'single-minded' approach, growth was the dominant priority in this budget.

Tech Company Mass Layoffs

Global tech giants are in the midst of massive layoffs! Nearly all large US IT companies have frozen or are already slowing down hiring due to recession fears, low consumer spending, and higher interest rates. Small Tech has reorganised its support functions. If we're going to have a recession, this could be a bellwether.

Chat GPT 

Chat GPT, Open AI's state-of-the-art chatbot, has stunned everyone. AI is no longer limited to science fiction; it is now being used in banking, healthcare and education. ChatGPT's ability to deliver instant copywriting services, programme codes and proposal writing speaks volumes about its potential. 

Sightings of Unidentified Objects

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have been renamed unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs) by US officials. A fourth flying object was shot down by the US military over Michigan after two UAPs were shot down over US and Canadian airspace this month. This event once again raises the issue of 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena' (UAP) and aliens. 

G-20 Summit in India

With the theme, 'One Earth, One Family, One Future', the Indian G-20 Presidency sets the tone for the 2023 Infrastructure Agenda. This year's final G20 summit in New Delhi will bring together 43 Heads of Delegation, the largest number ever. As part of the programme, issues related to global economic stability and sustainability will be addressed.

The Women Leadership Gap

Women's courage, leadership and ability to lead in various fields are celebrated worldwide. The corporate world, however, still lags behind. The Fortune 500 has fewer than 10 per cent female CEOs, while India has fewer than 6 per cent women in leadership roles.

Foreign Universities in India

The updated NEP 2020 plans a complete overhaul of education. A draft rule has been released by the University Grants Commission to facilitate foreign universities setting up campuses in India. Foreign participation may help Indian higher education become a knowledge hub and foster students' skills in line with Industry 4.0.

Last but not least, students should make sure to remain confident during the interview. The originality and personality of their speech are key factors to consider here.

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