“Shivam Sharma” who was placed at “TATA Digital” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about the placement season.
His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Vivekanand”
Profile offered: Digital Engineer
Job Location: Mumbai
Branch and Graduation Year: ECE – 2022
Cgpa Cutoff: 7.0
Interview Difficulty Level: 5 (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)
Here are the questions we asked Shivam Sharma to know about his interview experience.
Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.
Answer: Hi! I am Shivam Sharm, I currently pursuing my engineering from TIET in ECE. I am a coder and general secretary of IETE. I have interned in Samsung electronics and now I am placed in Tata Digital.
Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round, and type of test platform (online – amcat, hackerearth, etc / offline)
Answer: The written test was taken on hacker rank. there were three coding questions, two of them were very easy, the third one was easy but a bit trick, it was formula based and they were all MCQs.
Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round (if any) (please share coding questions if possible)
Answer: Here there totally focused on my projects, my resume, questions were asked based on that itself but in detail for about forty-five minutes. So, if you have done projects and done them on your own then definitely you are going to crack it.
Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round
Answer: So, it was a panel of three. It was an HR+ Managerial round. First, they asked me basic questions about my strengths and weakness. Then they started asking me tricky questions which have to be answered carefully. Some other questions were like if I had a pencil in my hand then tell us five factors based on which you will judge whether the pencil is good or not. So, I answered that I would check its grip, its nib, write with it for an hour to see how it writes, etc. They might also ask some sort of technical questions but not the ones that are not taught in college, for example, they asked me whether I had hands-on experience with Caman, so since I had internships I was about it. How familiar I was with other technologies like a flutter, react-native. Then where do I see myself in five years and what do I expect from corporate life.
Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?
Answer: My internship experience, my prior interview experiences, self-confidence.
Question 6: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?
Answer: In my first year I was part of elementos in IETE, later became a mentor to general secretary. So these extracurricular rounds are very important because even though you might have a good cgpa but still communication skills matter a lot. Let me tell you, I gave managerial rounds in Tata digital and it lasted for an hour where I asked a lot of questions, even my HR round lasted for a long time. During these HR rounds they ask your question by giving you different situations and scenarios then how can we expect ourselves to answer such questions when we have not gone through such scenarios and this is when the experience you gain, the teamwork and leadership quality we gain comes to help while handling different situations in these societies. Next, our confidence matters too, I have given several interviews, I have taken a lot of interviews of my juniors so this helped to figure out what an interviewer actually seeks in a candidate.
Question 7: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)
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