“Divyansh Purohit” who is placed at “Signify” 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: “Shreya Singh”
Profile offered: Digital training
Job Location: Bangalore
Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2023
Interview Difficulty Level: The interviewee reported that the difficulty level of the interview was 6
Here are the questions we asked Divyansh Purohit to know about his interview experience.
Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.
Answer: My name is Divyansh Purohit. I’m a fourth-year student here at Thapar University studying computer engineering. As you know, I’ve been placed in Signify. I have been on the waitlist for Oracle and Blackrock. To be on the safe side, I have kept one on-campus company; now I am aiming for off-campus companies. I am a full-stack web developer with extensive experience in React.js. I have a minor specialisation in data science.
Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?
Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)
Answer: 1 technical test (20 MCQs and 2 coding questions) 3 interviews in which first was technical interview (30 mins), followed by a managerial interview(30 mins) and a HR interview(10 mins).
Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)
Answer: The online test(aptitude test) consisted of 20 MCQs and 2 coding questions. The test platform was “SHL”.(it was company provided test platform) one of the coding questions was from LCS (Longest Common Subsequence).
Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.
Answer: The first interview was a technical interview. The following questions were asked of me : What is data? What is the difference between authentication and authorization, and how do you implement them? questions related to how to secure data. questions from my project.
Question 6: Tell us about Interview Round 2.
Answer: The second interview was a managerial interview. There were situation-based questions like, “If one of your colleagues is not doing his or her work properly, then what will be your take on this issue?” The interviewers consistently asked me to think outside the box and answer the questions. Then they asked me, “Why is the culture of working from home not good?” What are the advantages of an offline office work culture?
Question 7: Tell us about the HR interviews(if any) specifying the number of rounds and questions asked.
Answer: The HR interview lasted for 10 minutes. They questioned me about my preferred job location, whether Bangalore was a decent location, and how my day had gone. They questioned my friendships in Bangalore. A few of my friends who participated in the interview also had questions concerning their family background.
Question 8: What were the key factors of your selection?
Question 9: What are the things students should focus on, in order of priority?
Answer: In order to avoid being eliminated during the initial shortlisting process, speak to seniors about your desired firms and profile and maintain a decent CGPA and profile in accordance. enjoy your college life. It won’t hurt you to strive to keep your CG at or above 9, though.
Question 10: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?
Answer: Extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, are important to some extent but from a tech-interview point of view, they don’t matter that much. Participation in societies is really helpful for non-tech companies.
Question 11: Were there any companies you got rejected from after appearing for their interview? If yes, then tell us about your rejection story and what do you think were the reasons for your rejection?
Answer: Before signify, I had interviews with Caastle, Oracle, Make My Trip, and Blackrock. I’ve been on the Oracle (three interview rounds cleared) and Blackrock waitlists (2 interview rounds cleared).Because I had been to so many interviews, I found the signify interview to be relatively simple.
Question 12: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?
Answer: Prepare well with standard interview questions. Do consistent coding if you are aiming for a tech company. Saying things like, “I’ll only apply for this company and won’t try other interviews” or “I’ll only sit for this company” is not a good idea, in my opinion. Prior to attempting to secure an off-campus company, try to secure an on-campus one.
Question 13: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?
Answer: One thing I would advise my juniors to do is to go through the gfg puzzles website because quite a few companies ask for puzzles, some of which are so challenging that you couldn’t possibly solve them there if you weren’t familiar with those types of questions.
Question 14: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)
Answer: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/divyansh-purohit-42768319a/
Mail Id: firstname.lastname@example.org