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WAT Topics - IIM Lucknow

Updated: May 4, 2020

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


  • Politicians are not respected anymore. Comment.

  • Sports is a better career than management.

  • US China trade war is not a zero sum game.

  • Are bullet trains really needed in India?

  • Glass ceiling still exists.

  • Is intelligence hereditary?

  • Greed is good. (Time limit: 20 mins)?

  • There needs to be more spending on primary education compared to university, in India.

  • Artificial Intelligence - The future or just a buzz?

  • There should be no mandatory attendance in B-Schools.


  • It’s high time that the Indian government shifts its focus from manufacturing sector to the agricultural sector.

  • Happiness is a state of mind.

  • Right to Information(RTI) Act should be applicable to Political Parties and Media.

  • Political parties should be funded by state and not by industrialists or public donations.

  • There is no wrong time to do the right thing.

  • India is a hot bed for technological breakthroughs and innovations due to its regional diversity.

  • Subsidy to IITs and NITs is a waste of tax payers money.

  • Should Happiness Index be used in place of GDP as an indicator of economic progress?

  • Non violence has lost its relevance today.

  • With greater risks come greater successes.


  • Has the world politics taken a right wing turn? (15 minutes)

  • Topic was UN is a failed organization.

  • Taking risks can either result in great profits or losses


  • Should India continue with the space missions when there is so much poverty around?

  • Highly intelligent students have difficult time at B-schools. 

  • Entrepreneurs can learn some things only from other entrepreneurs.


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