Advocate John questioned Akbar about the job interview, which took place when Akbar was 42 years old and Ramani, 23.
The hearing saw a heated exchange of arguments between the advocates of Akbar and Ramani.
Akbar, who appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, said the allegations made by Ramani were "malafide" and "defamatory".
Journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a city court on Monday in a defamation case filed against her by former Union minister M J Akbar after she accused him of sexual misconduct.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal’s court, which recorded statements of seven witnesses, including Akbar’s, summonedRamani.
MJ Akbar defamation case: Time to tell our side of the story, says journalist Priya Ramani after court summons
Ramani, who accused Akbar of sexual misconduct 20 years ago when he was a journalist, took to Twitter to react after the court summoned her for February 25.
Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media during #MeToo campaign.
However, sources in the ministry said Akbar is not at all associated with the event and that the booklet was published in May last year, months before he quit as minister.
Court records statements of three witnesses in defamation complaint by MJ Akbar against scribe Priya Ramani
The three witnesses -- Tapan Chaki, Manjar Ali and Rachna Grover -- who were associated with Akbar earlier deposed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal.
#MeToo was one of the top-trending Twitter hashtags this year, claiming big scalps accused of sexual harassment at the workplace.
During the height of the #MeToo campaign, Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, a charge which was denied by him.
#MeToo: MJ Akbar's reputation destroyed due to Priya Ramani's allegation, former colleague tells Delhi court
Joyeeta Basu, the editor of Sunday Guardian, who appeared as a witness, told the court that Ramani posted all her tweets "intentionally with a purpose to harm" Akbar's "reputation and goodwill".
With over a dozen journalists accusing him of sexual harassment and assault, Akbar quit as Minister of State for External Affairs on October 17.
Akbar in a statement said Gogoi's November 2 article in the Washington Post had detailed "false allegations of rape and violence against me".
For the past few weeks, Akbar had been facing flak over the allegations, with opposition parties also mounting attack on the government and demanding his ouster.