So I applied to the PWC Graduate Program UAE, September 2017 intake, I received the online assessment in May. I am currently residing in another country other than UAE. Afterwards, I got an email in June to schedule an HR phone interview then a technical phone interview after it by around a week. I had just done a phone interview with two Senior Managers in the Tax department and I was informed that this was the final stage and will receive a reply on the status of my application after that.
However in the interview, the interviewer’s main focus was on the reason behind applying to UAE while also asking me competency-based questions. He asked me “Why UAE even though in your country there is the same graduate program?”, and “If I got accepted but in my country not UAE, would I still take the offer?”. In the end though, when I asked a certain question regarding the graduate program as I am aiming to pursue the CPA. They had seemed to know my case beforehand, and told me to take it up with HR to find a solution.
I need help in understanding whether it is normal for the interviewer to ask those questions, and what do you think the outcome will be? It has been close to two weeks with no response; however, they did take 3 weeks between interviews.