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WAT Topics - New IIMs (CAP)

Updated: May 4, 2020

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


  • Success of an educational institution depends on placements it provides and the no of research papers it publishes in a year. Write your own review about it.

  • Something on the lines whether technology is good or bad for the current industry scenario.

  • Regarding relevance of MeToo movement.

  • What are your views on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Indian society? What future course of action should be taken to address this?

  • The success of educational institutions should be measured based on placements and the number of faculties.

  • Can Public Transport help in reducing Traffic woes of Major cities and do you think the government has done enough to improve public transport?


  • Is Man the most dangerous animal on planet earth?

  • Air pollution become a major problem in many parts of India. What are the causes and what are your suggestions to solve it?

  • Should India also try to do medical courses like china for barefoot doctors to prevent overcrowding of hospitals?

  • Sharing everything about life on social media. Your take on this trend.

  • Why is India called the land of festivals? How are festivals important for India?

  • As doctors provides essential services to community, should they go on strike?

  • India is keen on boosting digital transactions. Why are digital transactions important? Why has India failed to achieve so despite many efforts?

  • Should writers be free of express their views even if it challenges beliefs of certain individuals or groups?

  • Do the children of politicians and businessman perform better in the same profession than the outsiders? State your opinion in 300 words in 20 minutes.

  • As technology develops, we will have less travelling for work. Discuss the implications of this on Social and Work life of individuals.

  • Today people tend to put the most mundane and little things of their life on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. What are your views on it?

  • How digital photography and cinematography is making everything virtual reality? Would it replace real zoos with virtual zoos? If yes what would be its impact?

  • With increasing influence of technology in our lives, is there even a need for digital?


  • Effect of Facebook and Twitter on our Personal and Public Life

  • Weddings and restaurants have different varieties of food and most of the time a large amount goes waste. In a country like India, we cannot afford that. What are your thoughts about the same?

  • ‘Freedom of expression in digital media’.

  • If you were to start a business, what would that be, what steps you will take?


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