“Sandula Ajay Kumar” who was placed at “Bajaj Auto Limited” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.
Branch & Graduation Year: Mechanical – 2018
Profile Offered: Graduate Trainee Engineer
Interview difficulty level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)
Here are the questions we asked from Sandula to know about his interview experience.
Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.
Answer 1: I am Final year Undergraduate from IIT Guwahati, B.Tech Mechanical, batch of 2018.
Question 2: Describe Your written test experience specifying the number of rounds, details of each round and type of test platform ( If online mention the type of test platform eg. Hackereart, CoCubes, Amcat etc).
Answer: An objective test with 100 questions. 50 questions were from Mechanical Engineering fundamentals, 35 from Quantitative aptitude and 15 from Verbal and communication. There was NEGATIVE MARKING.
Test platform was AMCAT. I would rate the difficulty of the test to 7.5/10 considering the negative marking. All the fundamental concepts from Solid mechanics,Applied Thermodynamics( especialy Engine cycles ),Material science, TOM and Fluid mechanics were asked. The questions were not very tough. But the syllabus covered for the test is huge. There were few questions(3-5) asked to test the practical knowledge of a Mechanical Undergrad.
Quant and Verbal is time consuming section, but can be highly scoring with reasonably good technique and a bit of practice. Trust your speed and reason and move to the next question.
Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).
Answer: There was one technical interview. From the beginning, I was able to direct my interview towards the best projects of my resume. One must be prepared to answer any question about the projects like, it’s practical applications, how did you calculate factor of safety? Why did you choose this mechanism rather than that?.. etc.
While explaining a project, questions from fundamental mechanical concepts were asked corresponding to the theory involved. Apart from that some HR questions were also asked. It’s better to sound practical and confident. Communication is the key. The way you put yourselves in those crucial minutes may explain your personality.
This interview lasted for approximately 25-30 minutes.
Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.
Answer: There was one HR interview for those who cleared technical. This interview was relatively more stressful than the previous interview although the questions asked were relatively same level. Although it was a HR interview we were not informed about that being a HR interview.
The questions asked were like more general than usually what we hear being asked( tell us about yourselves, strengths and weakness.. etc., ) like, Explain how do you handle a time when you have multiple project deadlines? Do you have a question for me? Explain a project of yours and what’s your role in specific? etc.
This interview lasted for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?
Answer: I believe following were the key factors for my selection:
- Explaining my projects to the point.
- Not leading the interview into an unnecessary and unfavorable conditions.
- Out of the box thinking for questions I’m not prepared for.
- Honest and practical answers for HR questions.
Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking Technical round of this company?
Answer: One must have the clear knowledge of fundamental concepts in Mechanical (at least). In depth knowledge and understanding( includes theory, practical applications and research that’s been going on ) on the favourite subjects or interested fields you’re going to say in the interview.
Must be able to explain anything mentioned in your CV or linked to that specific topic.
Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?
Answer: Be well prepared for what you would say for regular HR questions. Improve your communication skills. Interviewer tend to believe a practical and real answer most of the times.
It’s better to build a personality to sound reasonable, confident and practical in before, to avoid any worst case scenario. Because, the obvious motive of this interview is to understand your personality.
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