The first round was essay writing. He topped the entire batch. He was equally awesome in the debate round. He was good in quantitative analysis paper. The technical interview was as perfect as it could get. He knew all concepts by heart and he had a real life example for justification every single time. At the end of the fourth round he was already in the elite group of 70 selected participants. The remaining rounds were tougher. The students were given a break.
He discussed with other participants. He went through the complex principles and glanced through his notes. He was soon called for the next round. This was the speech round. He had to give a speech on country’s economic conditions. He was nervous at the onset but he soon gained his momentum and then he was unstoppable. He involved the audience like no one else ever did. He even asked a few questions from the audience and the audience was mesmerized.
He had a tough interview. The interviewer was a shrewd man who asked justifications for everything. He made him analyse different scenarios. He gave him case study exercises from historical events, from the third world war, the 2018 riots in Delhi, The 2013 economic slowdown, the 2015 Indo-China war. He was good in some and was excellent in most. No prizes for guessing that he was hired.
He walked out of the interview room happy and satisfied. He was reminded of his engineer father who died last year. He remembered how desperately he used to say “There were no IILS’s in our times or I would have done something big, people in my time were crazy only about IITs and IIMs”. He got a text from his girlfriend who got through as well. He smiled more. He was one of the thirty bright individuals of the 2040 batch who cracked all the rounds. The five year course at “Indian Institute of Leadership and Statesmanship” finally bore him sweet fruits. He was the latest employee of “National Democratic Party” the biggest political party of India.
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