Date: April 1, 2009
Session: 2 pm
Venue: MBI Ipoh
Attire: Plain white shirt (kemeja), black slack, belt, a grey necktie
Panel 2, Group 2
I arrived MBI quite early, because one of the seniors on Recom.org asked us to make friends. Once I entered the building, I saw a lot of people gathered around. And, obviously most of them look so pandai and intelligent. Most of them are chinese lah, not many melayu. Perhaps most of Malays are applied for MARA instead of JPA, I guess.
We're heading to the Level 2. Then, one of the staffs asked us to check out our names on a noticeboard. Make sure you remember your panel and number as well. Then, we lined up for registration. After that, they asked us to arrange our documents in the clear folder based on the checklist and sit according to our panels.
The first group were still in the interviewing room. Yeah, I made some new friends there. My group consists of 5 applicants, 3 of them are chinese (all girls) and one of them is an indian boy. We also have made some assumptions about the panels/judges.
"Panel ni makan orang kot"
"They must have asked difficult questions lor"
"Probably they are fooling the interviewees lah. Today is April 1st kan?"
"Mati lah kita"
One of the staffs there (looks like my cousin) gave us some tag numbers to wear. I got number 2. T.T
Then, she brought us to the interviewing room which most likely looks like a bilik gerakan mesyuarat sekolah. There are three female panels waiting for us. Two of them are Malays and the other one is Indian.
The interview began. They asked us to self-introduce ourselves in Malay. Then, the discussion starts (in English). We got easy topics, I guess, but I still couldn't do my best. :'-(
The topics are:
1. Consumption of junk food among children.
2. Online social networking among teenagers.
I did it badly. I have no comments on this. *bigcry*
What I can say is, the topics are different for every panels/groups. So, I think there's no way for you to be 100% prepared for this interview. One more thing, memorizing doesn't help. It's a JPA interview, not an ULBS presentation.
The interview ended.
So, for all next JPA interviewees, no need to worry. Just be yourself and speak out loud. Good luck.