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A Master Guidebook To Crack The Toughest HEC Paris Interview Questions

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HEC Paris’s Post Graduation interview is usually done through Skype for the candidates who cannot visit the campus personally, and an in-person interview for the others.

Take A Look At HEC Paris Interview Questions Compiled from our Successful Clients

Set 1

Q1: Tell me about yourself. (Expect follow-up questions)

Q2: What do you do in your current job?

Q3: What was your undergraduate experience like?

Q4: What do you like to do in your free time?

Q5: What are your short-term and long-term career goals?

Q6: Name three firms you would like to work at after your <Course name>.

Q7: Why did you quit your previous job?

Q8: Why <Course name>?

Q9: What will you contribute to HEC?

Q10: What other schools have you applied for? If you get into all of them, how will you choose where to go?

Set 2

Q1: Do you plan to stay in Europe after graduation?

Q2: Tell me about a time when you didn’t get along with your team. What did you do?

Q3: Tell me about one instance when you disagreed with your boss and how you handled the situation.

Q4: What is your leadership style?

Q5: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

Q6: Is there anything you wished I had asked you?

Q7: Tell me about a time when you were pushed to your limits at work.

Q8: Tell me an example of when things didn’t work out as you planned.

Q9: Which accomplishment are you proudest of?

Q10: Who has been the greatest influence in your career so far?

Set 3

Q1: How would your friends describe you?

Q2: Have you visited campus? Spoken with alumni?

Q3: What is your Plan B if <your career> does not happen?

Q4: Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s/manager’s/supervisor’s expectation. What happened, and how did you attempt to rectify the situation?

Q5: Which type of companies would you like to work for after your <Course name>?

Q6: What can you bring to the class and community that no one else can?

Q7: Why Paris/Europe and not the USA?

Q8: Can you tell me about a time you led a team?

Q9: What are your expectations living and working in France?

Q10: What stands out about HEC vs other European schools

Set 4

Q1: What are your post-<course name> plans and goals?

Q2: How can you add value to our class? Why should we select you and not anyone else?

Q3: Many students do not find employment in France or Europe; assuming this happens to you, what is your backup plan?

Q4: Do you plan to stay in Paris after graduation & Why?

Q5: What is your level of competency in French? Are you willing to learn the language, and how soon can you accomplish this?

Q6: What is your short-term goal post<course name> or 5-year goal? What is your long-term goal?

Q7: What impact do you think the internet has had on networking and connecting to people?

Q8: Details about finances and how do you expect to repay the loan.

Q9: Do you have any questions for us?

Q10: What are some of the clubs in HEC you are interested in?

Crack The HEC Paris Interview By Mastering Each Category Questions

Do you know there are Certain Categories of Questions You have to Master before Confidently Sitting for the HEC Paris Interview? Have a look at the questions below to know what kind of questions you might encounter.

Competency Based Questions

  • What type of leader are you?
  • When have you been a leader?
  • Have you ever failed as a leader?
  • What do you think are the core qualities of a team player?
  • According to you, what is the best way of delegating work within a team?
  • Tell me about a time you worked on a team project.
  • Tell me about a time when you faced difficulty. How did you deal with it?
  • When you have multiple tasks due at the same time, what strategies do you use to ensure that all tasks are completed on time?
  • Give an example of a “let down” and what did you do to make up for it?
  • Tell me about a time when you faced difficulty. How did you deal with it?
  • When you have multiple tasks due at the same time, what strategies do you use to ensure that all tasks are completed on time?

Exploratory Questions


  • If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you meet?
  • People are motivated by altruism than self-interest. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  • Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Goal Based Questions

  • What are short term and long term goals?
  • Why do you want to pursue ‘<‘degree name’>’?
  • How will the program help you achieve your career goals?
  • Where do you see yourself 5 years down the lane?
  • Why do you want to study in <country_name>?

Domain Specific Questions

  • Tell me about a company that shows entrepreneurial spirit.
  • What significant challenges are businesses facing at the moment?
  • What are the key elements of a good marketing plan?
  • What are the biggest challenges in the industry you want to get into?

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