Hometown Questions - IIM Interviews

Updated: May 5

Questions asked by IIMs around the cities & states the candidates belong from:

  • Assam

Q: What is Assam famous for?


Q: Is Silchar a city or a state?


Q: Does water boil at higher or lower temperature in Guwahati than Delhi?


  • Andhra Pradesh

Q: What is the capital city of AP? (this was a trick question)


Q: So what is famous in Visakhapatnam?


Q: Have you heard of any other Amravati in India.


  • Bihar

Q: You are from Bihar. Alcohol is banned there. Which other states have this ban?


Q: Suppose Mr. Nitish Kumar calls upon you tomorrow and asks you for three recommendations to improve your state. What would you say?


  • Delhi

Q: Do you think Delhi should be given full statehood?


Q: Tell me something about Delhi's history.


Q: When was Battle of Panipat fought?


Q: What do you know about Sepoy Mutiny?


Q: Who built Red Fort?


Q: So you studied at Guwahati. How is that city different from your home-town Delhi?


  • Jharkhand

Q: When was Jharkhand separated?


Q: Why do you think Jharkhand was separated from Bihar?


Q: Do you think separation provided a solution?


Q: What is Koderma famous for?

Q: Jharkhand is the major exporter of which items?



  • Kerala

Q: So, what is the language spoken in Kerala?


Q: So, what are all the states in South India?


Q: So, tell me the name of a chief minister from South India.

  • Maharashtra

Q: Where does Pune get its water from?


Q: What are some famous landmarks of Pune?


Q: Do you think Nagpur is rapidly moving towards becoming capital of Maharashtra?


Q: Do you think separation of Vidarbha from Maharashtra help Nagpur grow?


  • Meghalaya

Q: There’s a huge lake right on the way to Shillong when you move from Guwahati. Name it.



  • Odisha

Q: Tell me who is Kelucharan Mohapatra?


Q: Who was Sanjukta Panigrahi


Q: There are lot of "chalu" songs in Odia. Can you sing one?


Q: Which Odia film did you watch recently?


Q: Why do you think they changed "Orissa" to "Odisha?


  • Tamil Nadu

Q: Which is the closest beach near Trichy?


  • Telangana

Q: Why was the bifurcation done? Reasons behind it?


Q: So, do you support the bifurcation?


Q: Then what were you doing during the agitation that was going on in Telangana?


  • Uttar Pradesh

Q: Why has Shamli been in news since 2012?


  • Uttarakhand

Q: In Uttarakhand I have seen there are two main regions and people identify themselves to be from one of the two. What are they?


Q: I’m always confused between the different places that come under the two main regions. Can you help me out? List me three places in Kumaon?


Q: Clarify one thing, why are there two names for the same state? Uttarakhand and Uttaranchal?


  • West Bengal

Q: Do you know who is Sitaram Yechury?

This list will be updated daily, keep checking the Repository of IIM Interviews.


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