WAT Topics - IIM Kozhikode

Updated: May 4

This post contains the list of topics that have been asked for the Written Ability Test (WAT) in the IIM Kozhikode interviews conducted to date at different venues:


  • Capitalism is slowly and inevitably leading to mankind’s extinction.

  • Should India restrict entry of foreign companies in India or should it regulate the entry?

  • Should the government give preference to Indian companies such as Flipkart, Ola to give them an advantage over foreign companies?

  • MeToo Movement has become propaganda in for women to accuse their male counterpart in the workplace. Discuss.

  • Our progress will lead us to our extinction.

  • De-urbanization is the need of the hour.

  • Religion and Politics are inseparable.

  • In case of a conflict, the constitutional laws should always prevail over the personal laws in India.

  • Threat to secularism is overrated.

  • Difference between selection criteria of Supreme Court judges in India and the United States.

  • Should companies just focus on profit maximization?

  • Data privacy is secondary to internet related growth.

  • Machine learning will take our jobs.

  • When it comes to business, greed is good.

  • The Volkswagen Scandal.


  • With increasing unemployment, India should ban all its efforts on self-driving cars.

  • Should India focus on Smart Cities when 30 crores of its citizens are still without electricity?

  • The only way to conquer what you fear, is by doing it over and over again.

  • Corruption has been prevalent since the beginning of human civilization. Hence, there's no point in trying to stop corruption.

  • History has taught us enough. Now we must learn our own modern day lessons.

  • Higher education is a guarantor of better pay and prospects.

  • The government should not bail-out national banks even in case of bankruptcy.

  • Money is yours, but resources belong to the society.

  • Should India finance its infrastructure through Internal finances or external borrowings?

  • The world is literally made up of the stories we tell. If we want to change the world, we need to change the stories we tell.

  • The sole responsibility of companies is to make profits.

  • Doing something right saves time better than explaining doing something wrong.

  • Right to Privacy is in danger in India.

  • Should India have Presidential form of government?

  • Private sectors promotes employee’s ability and public sector promotes employment.

  • How important is the role of a leader in a business organisation?

  • Is population of India an asset or liability?

  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It is derived from an indomitable will.

  • Ethics and business don’t go together.

  • Education is the progressive discovery of our own negligence.


  • Something on the lines of environment protection and the need to save human species/Earth.

  • Individual incentives are better than team based incentives in an organization.

  • Govt. providing subsidies and its advantages and disadvantages for the whole country.

  • Digital India and its changing dynamics.

  • Future Wars will be fought over Air and Water instead of Economic Wealth and Patriotism.


  • Individual vs. Group Appraisal system in any company.

  • Who is responsible for the lack of safety of women in India?

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