Of course they do, but maybe not in the way we think: So after traveling many hours to interviews, i am getting the impression that basically they are screening mechanisms to weed out freaks/people who lack social skills, etc, not to necessarily find out more about us. Many of my interviewers have told me that once we make it to the interview round, we have the grades to get accepted. They just dont want to give seats to psychopaths. This seems to be confirmed by statistics, since most schools offer spots to 40-60 % of those they interview, especially early interviews. So do our answers matter? Or should we be concentrating on acting like calm, composed, normal people? Do interviews actually give us an Edge? Or do they just make sure we arent 'psycho'? Personally, I find it frustrating to travel for 20 hours to attend an interview, where i get a 30 minute interview closed file, and at the end the interview says its just to make sure i am normal. what do you guys think?