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A Master Guidebook To Crack The Toughest HEC 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.

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Here are some of the most commonly asked Masters Program Interview Questions for HEC Paris

Profile Based Questions

The questions here ask you about your professional and academic qualifications, why you made the decisions you made, what experiences you have endured and what you took away from them.

  • Tell me about one of your strengths which was previously a weakness
  • Are you great with numbers for you have a spectacular GMAT score?
  • Why do you want to leave your family business? /Why do you want to leave your previous job?


Competency Based Questions

Business schools are on a lookout for applicants who possess a unique acumen of skills including problem-solving, special talents, and all things they can do better than most of the competitors who have similar profiles.
These questions dig deep into your skill set to understand what you bring to the table by utilizing your skills.

Here are some of the sample questions :

  • Any specific sector you want to proceed in?
  • What is the best way to inspire people?
  • Give an example of a “let down” and what did youdo to make up for it?

Goal Based Questions

While many applicants know where they see themselves in the 5 to 10 years, not a lot of them are able to articulate it. Business schools want to assess whether your career steps align with the school’s vision well or not because that is what makes a candidate a decent fit.

Here are some of the sample questions :

  • Why do you want to pursue ‘<‘degree name’>’?
  • What are short term and long term goals?
  • 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>?
  • Which other universities are you applying to? Why?

Guesstimate Questions

Guesstimates have now become an important part of several interview processes and B-School competitions.
An estimate made without using adequate or complete information, or, an estimate arrived at by guesswork. It is not that tough to guesstimate an answer unil you know some parameters in advance.

Here are some of the sample questions:


  • What is the percentage of output generated with renewable energy sources in Europe?
  • How do you measure internationality?

Current Affairs Questions

This section often pops up when the adcom wants to gauge how aware and informed you are about the political and business environment around you.

Here are some of the sample questions:


  •  Any recent news or policy in Europe which concerns you?
  • Tell me about some Business news that has the potential to disrupt markets.
  •  What’s your take on the French Presidential Election?

Take A Look At The Partial List Of  HEC Paris Interview Questions Compliled From The Interviews of Two Successful Applicants From The Previous Year’s Intake

Applicant 1 
Profile: Engineering Graduate Applying for an MBA Program

Q1: Tell me about yourself?

Q2: Why did you choose this particular industry?

Q3:Tell me about a time when you failed?

Q4: What impact do you think the internet has had on networking and connecting to people?

Q5: Tell me about your greatest professional/Personal achievement?

Q6: Why HEC? Why not INSEAD?

Q7: What is your short-term goal after MBA or 5-year goal? What is your long-term goal?

Q8: Give me some examples of how you have followed your passion

Q9: What makes you think you would able to fit into this industry, considering that it is not entirely related to your background? Or What will be your key learnings from this degree?


Applicant 2
Profile: Graduate With Internships in the Marketing Sector

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

Q2: What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Q3: What are your post-MIM plans and goals?

Q4: How can you add value to our class? Why should we select you and not anyone else?

Q5: Many Asian students do not find employment in France or Europe; assuming this happens to you, what is your backup plan?

Q6: Why do you think that online platforms are less effective?

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