Basic MBA Interview Questions And Answers

The Personal Interview is the most important part to enter into the Business School of your choice. At this stage, some people take this as a ‘chance’ to fulfill their dreams or to get success in their career. Some people take this as just another round of selection.

But some people have more mental fear to face the personal interview. Because, despite of several months preparation, no one can predict the questions you will have to face in your personal interview.

MBA Interview Questions

The best way to prepare mentally is to know what may be coming. Take sometime to understand some of the “standards” when it comes to interviewing questions. The interview panel of the MBA college knows that you are a student and you are not expected to know the answer for every question you are asked.

But it is expected to make sense about that all the time. So, be honest when you are in the interview room. The main purpose of personal interview is to check the communication and interpersonal skills and know your vision as an MBA aspirant.

Here are some basic questions which is commonly asked in the Personal Interview of MBA admissions:

1.Tell us something about yourself:

It is one of the common questions asked in all interviews and also one of the important question you should always be ready

Suggested answer:

While try to answer this question, be clear, brief and include the given below points:

  • Your educational and professional background
  • Your family background
  • Your hobbies, interest etc.

But don’t give long answers and repeating the same in your application. Because, the interview panel may ask this question to you for variety of reasons.

For example: They may ask this question to test your body language, your confidence level, your communication skill etc. So, make sure you do a good job while answering for this question.

2. What is your expectation from our MBA programmers?

Suggested Answer:

  • To increase my self-confidence level
  • Improve my skills in business and corporate industry
  • To get the knowledge in business management

3. Why you want to study in our institute?

Suggested Answer:

For this question, you can answer how their institute can help to fulfill your dream. Describe them that how the educational as well as overall standard of the institute is matching with your abilities and skills.

4. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Suggested Answer:

This is another common question asked in most of the MBA personal interview. Don’t answer this simply. You must answer justify and substantiate the course you are applying for. You no need to say professionally where you will be?

5. Why you choose MBA?

Suggested Answer:

The answer for this question may vary depending on your background. If you are a fresher finishing your bachelor degree, just say that an MBA would be the right option into the corporate world.

If you are someone having some work experience, then probably you may have different reasons to tell to them. For example you may choose to study the MBA program to switch industries or could be looking for more responsibilities in the same industry.

6. What you have learnt from your failures?

Suggested Answer:

I have learnt to analyze myself and find out my shortcomings. I have take those shortcomings seriously to improve myself in the future. You can even say I have learned to never give up, never to feel rejected etc.

7. What is your Strength?

Suggested Answer:

While asking this question to you, you are not simply state your strengths. You must convert your strengths into benefits.

For example:

  • You can say I’m a good hard-worker and due to that I can work for more hours and finish my work within a time frame.
  • I’m adaptable, so I can handle any type of people and situations and also bring out the best from them instead of clashing opinions or situations.

8. Do you have any weakness?

Try to specify your weakness as your strength and highlight that as a benefit.

Other possible questions:

  • Describe a situation in which you were successful?
  • What is your long-range goal?
  • What are your short-term goals?
  • Where do you want to be 10 years from now?
  • Will you handle the conflict and pressure well?
  • What major problem have you had to deal with recently?
  • If I ask one of your professors to describe you, what he/she would say about you?
  • Are you a goal-oriented person?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • How do you deal with criticism?
  • Did you have any failures in your life?
  • Do you have any questions to ask us?


  1. nice

  2. tHANK yOU

  3. prabhakaranand says:

    the interview quotations are very help full to know face the interview

  4. Rakesh Dutta says:

    Thank You.

  5. It is precise and nice. The questions are helpful. But when we are asked “tell us something about yourself” how should we begin our answer?

  6. Shrikant Hire says:

    thank You ……………………

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