[byre0106] Finished the IO EI today, rained heavily when I was on my way, luckily it almost stopped when I arrived, so I didn't get soaked LOL. Here's what happened in the interview:
My time slot had 4 Boards (4 groups), each consisted around 14 candidates. Please be punctual because the EI started on time!! Late comers would not be given a chance to enter.
1st part was the group discussion, my topic was - "senior government officials should be prohibited to enter private sectors after retirement"
each person is given some paper and a pen to jot down your notes and ideas
you are given 3 mins to prepare then each person needs to raise their hand and express their view for 1min, when everyone was had their turn, then we are allowed to express and elaborate our views under a first-come-first-serve basis, again you need to raise your hand to express for 1 min(I believe this is the part where you gain the most points!). I think it was after 20mins later, everyone is allowed to conclude their views and have a 15mins break.
2nd part is the impromtu talk, a volunteer candidate is asked to come out and randomly choose the first person to present. The chosen person is allowed to pick two word cards and given 5 secs, you choose your desired topic and prepare for 20 secs. After that you give your talk for 3 mins. The examiners will ring a bell when it's the last 30 secs, and candidates are warned that marks will be deducted if we do not use up the given time. Once the person has finished, he will choose the next speaker randomly.
Word cards are mainly NOUNS or ADJECTIVES, here are some used today:
Shanghai, regret, learning, fish, wide, admission, possession, sound
Most people will :
1. Define the word
2. Share own experiences related to the word
3. Simply talk about things related to it