Jatin Aggarwal’s Deloitte USI Interview Experience

“Jatin Aggarwal” who was placed at “Deloitte USItalks 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: “Himani Bansal”

Profile offered: Analyst

Job Location: Not yet specified

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC – 2022

Cgpa Cutoff: 6.5

Interview Difficulty Level: It was quite easy if you are confident enough, so I would rate it as 1. (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Jatin Aggarwal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Hi! I’m Jatin Aggarwal, a Final year student of ENC (Electronics and computer) at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. From my school days, I had developed a passion for coding in C++ and never missed an opportunity to participate in competitions.
I choose ENC because you will get to learn about both the subjects, electronics and computers.
I love to connect with people from different backgrounds and thus build on my network. I love to play cricket, football and have an interest in marketing and analytics. So basically, I had hands-on everything that I could possibly explore.

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: This year there were only two rounds. The first round was an online assessment which was conducted on the SHL platform, which consisted of 3 sections: Logical reasoning, Aptitude, and Verbal. In every section, there were approximately 20-25 questions with a time limit of around 20-25 minutes. Importantly there was no navigation between the questions. So one needs to be very cautious while answering or skipping the question. There was no negative marking. The second round was of an interview.

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: This round was a mix of Technical and HR rounds.
(Note – Till the last year there was an additional round between the online assessment and interviews, which was a GD or a JAM session.)
My interview was scheduled for 2 PM. So like everyone has the habit of asking others (who were done with their interviews) like what are the questions being asked, etc. So the main questions were: Give your introduction, your favorite subjects and then questions related to them, projects mentioned in the resume, some basic coding problems.
So finally my turn came and on entering the interviewer informed me that he was going through my resume only. So in the whole interview, he asked me questions from my resume itself. The questions asked were related to giving a brief overview of the work experience and internships, a brief overview of skills, awards and achievements mentioned, some SQL queries, and a basic coding problem (Reverse of a Number). In the coding problem, the interviewer was not much more interested in knowing the code but rather the execution of it. At the end he asked me if I wanted to ask him any questions, so I asked the interviewer 2-3 questions related to the job role and future prospects.

Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying the number of rounds and details of each round

Answer: There was no separate HR interview.

Question 5: What were the key factors for your selection?

Answer: Firstly one should read the job description very carefully and accordingly mention their skills in the resume. Be thorough with the JD as to what the company is expecting from the candidates. Moreover, being calm throughout the whole process, from the online assessment to the interview, is very important. Although I was lucky but one should note down some important points mentioned in the pre-placement talk because sometimes the interviewer might ask some questions about it too. Personally, I feel that one should have 2-3 seniors who could mentor them and especially boost their confidence during the placement season.

Question 6: What are the things students should focus on in order of priority?

Answer: Firstly you should focus on building your resume. Secondly, you should prepare the basics of OOPS, DBMS, SQL and also should be thorough with whatever technology you have mentioned in your resume. Also for especially cracking Deloitte, one should focus on enhancing their logical reasoning and aptitude skills.

Question 7: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities as well as participation in societies play?

Answer: I have been a part of many societies from my 1st year itself major ones being IETE Students’ Forum(former Convener), Youth United – Patiala Chapter(former Joint Secretary), and UnsaidTalks(COO & CTO). Personally, I feel that societies play a major role in your college life. They help you build your confidence, leadership skills, technical skills, and many more. In my second year, I was part of the UIP program conducted by UnsaidTalks, which I would recommend to everyone (although not publicizing it here) because it gives you insights into what happens in the placement room. If not part of any society directly, one should definitely try to participate in some competitions to gain some experience.

Question 8: Any Other Advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: The most basic advice would be to remain calm throughout the recruitment process, and trust in your strength and ability to tackle the questions easily.
For cracking technical interviews one must focus on DSA, OS, Computer Networks, and DBMS. And for cracking non-technical interviews one must devote some time towards solving logical reasoning and aptitude questions (trying to solve questions with speed and accuracy).
Lastly, utilize your college life efficiently and enjoy it! Do whatever suits you – means whatever you are interested in. Never take too much stress about anything – be it academics or placements or even relationships. Nothing is more important than peace of mind. Placements can never define your career. There is so much to grab in life if you are ready for it. 🙂

Question 9: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: 9711471137 (If you want any advice, feel free to connect over!)

Your LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jatin-a-21222712b/


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Kumod Ranjan’s Reliance Interview Experience

“Kumod Ranjan” who was placed at “Reliance Industries 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: Chemical Engineering, 2018

Profile Offered: Technical Marketing Manager

Cgpa cutoff:  6

Interview difficulty level: 8/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Kumod to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am Kumod Ranjan, Chemical Engineering student of National Institute of Technology Jalandhar. I am a goal oriented, optimistic, a quick learner, self motivated and a team spirited individual. I have the confidence of unleashing new ideas and implementing them to perfection. My Strengths are: Good communication skills. Always keen to learn new things and meet new people with ease and Hardworking. I am a passionate person who does his work with great perfection. I have been appreciated for my leadership qualities.

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).

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).

Answer: There are 3 rounds after selection in written test i.e Group Discussion, Technical Interview and HR Interview. All rounds are eliminating rounds.

  • In Group discussion general topics are there like in my GD topic given was- Punjab-The story of unrealised potential. In this interviewer just want to check your expressive tendency i.e you can express your ideas in a team or not. GD was mass elimination round (only 7 student got selected out of 21 student).
  • After GD 1st round of interview was technical based but the profile offered to us is Technical Marketing so technical portion was not that much.
    • 1st round of interview was Situational Interview in which interviewer gave me a marketing situation and asked me for the solution, situation given to me was- Sweet Biscuits are there on the table and interviewer said me that he was suffering from Diabetes and he is 54 years old, from 20 years he didn’t eat sweet biscuits and he don’t even like its smell. He asked me to sell this sweet biscuits to him. So for this interview you can’t follow any fixed algorithm to get success. Its up to your knowledge, confidence and convincing power to get success in this round.
    • 2nd round was HR round described in next question.

Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: In HR round they want to check your business acumen and knowledge about market trends. In my case interviewer asked me about general marketing and business terms like –

  • what is the cost of capital ?
  • Difference between Revenue and Sale ?
  • Difference between Marketing and Sale ?
  • Oil cut ?
  • Stock Price ?
  • Depreciation ?
  • Assets and Liabilities ?
  • Causes of instability in Oil Market ?
  • EBIDTA ?

Means with technical knowledge of petroleum industries you must have business knowledge also to get success in this.

Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: Factors according to me are –

  • Confidence
  • Communication skills
  • Convincing power
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Knowledge
  • Stability
  • Motivated
  • Never Give up attitude
  • Passionate F

First 3 qualities are most important factor Reliance needs for this profile.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking Technical round of this company?

Answer: According to Me Just prepare the concepts of Chemical Engineering throughout. Have basic polymer knowledge i.e History of plastics,brief refining process,polymer classification,applications of polymer. Prepare about Competitors of RIL. All downstream process in details. In this interview stay positive, work hard and have patience.

Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: According to me to get success in this you must be Confident and have good Communication skills. Having knowledge is a good thing but how you can express that knowledge is most important thing, So be Expressive in this. Stay motivated and be Disciplined throughout the Interview. Show interviewer that you are best for the role i.e never give up attitude. So my advice is to work hard in brushing your skills and learning. You all will get whatever is best for you. So have positive Nature and Patience.

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Satvik Gupta’s JP Morgan Interview Experience

“Satvik Gupta” who was placed at “JP Morgan & Chase” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season.

The interview was taken by our UnsaidTalks interviewer- “Akshat” from  Thapar University.

Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year:  COE– 2018

Profile Offered: Technology Analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  8.0

Interview difficulty level: 5/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from  Satvik Gupta to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer :An average student with descent academic record.


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:It was an online test on Hackerrank. 10 Technical and aptitude MCQs and 2 coding questions. The coding questions were a variation of some famous graph theory and dynamic programming problems.

Question 3: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer:There was one HR round. It was between average to difficult. To start with the interviewer asked generic questions. Then he started to grill me on my project work and my future plans. He never allowed me to have an upper-hand but i didn’t loose the confidence. Don’t lie or lie if you are living it.

Question 4: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer:Confidence and being yourself is the key. Don’t over-complicate simple things..

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Himanshu’s Walmart Lab’s Interview Experience

“Himanshu Mittal” who was placed at “Walmart labs ” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Profile Offered: Software Developer

Cgpa cutoff:  7.5

Interview difficulty level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Himanshu to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am a techie person whose hobby is to travel and write awesome stuff 🙂

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).

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.



Answer: There are 2 technical rounds. Mostly for all the companies the questions are from below subjects:

  1. data structure (very important)
  2. operating system
  3. database management
  4. c language
  5. any oops language (c++ or java)

Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: There is 1 managerial and then 1 hr round. Just be prepared for few common HR questions like describe yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, etc. don’t be stressed in HR interview. just be calm and speak everything confidently 🙂

Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: Regarding computers placement, narashima karumanchi and geeksforgeeks.com really helped me for preparation. apart from this nptel videos for operating system were really helpful. apart from all this , the thing which is really needed at placement time is the stability of your mind, focusing on the right material to study, and do compete with yourself and not with anybody else.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: I would like to give following advice to my juniors:

  1. For data structures narashima karumanchi is mandatory. apart from this practise this subject as much as you can from various coding websites like codechef, geesforgeeks, etc.
  2. Go through some good nptel videos for operating system
  3. Practise some good DBMS queries.
  4. solve MCQ’S of c , c++ and java(optional)

Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?



Answer: Just be prepared for few common HR questions like describe yourself, your strengths and weeknesses, etc. dont be stressed in HR interview. just be calm and speak everything confidently 🙂

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FIRST STEP TOWARDS A DREAM PLACEMENT

Finally, the thing you have worked so hard and always dreamt of is approaching- YOUR DREAM PLACEMENT. But there are certain things you need to know before you get it. You will get to know about 100s of companies this placement season. Now the question is how you can choose from those companies which one is most suitable for you? A good placement is not only about bagging maximum package but it is getting placed in a company which goes with your skill sets. Work that suits your personality should be the focus not the package. So, know yourself better and the company you apply for. A coder can’t live his life happily in consultancy and an orator can’t make a good career making circuits in a core company. So, first thing you need to know is how to match yourself with company from pool of companies.

This article aims at providing you knowledge about types of companies that visit Thapar University and the skills they look for. These companies can be broadly categorized in 3 types namely software, consultancy and core (mechanical, electronics, electrical companies). Now let us discuss about these companies briefly.

  1. Software companies: – You can simply call them coding companies. All they require is good coding skills. Such companies are generally for computer science students and maximum of them allow students of ECE (not all) and rare are open for all branches. So, if you are a person who is interested in coding or has a past related to coding you should apply for them. These can further be categorized as: –
  • Companies that requires hardcore coding skills and vast knowledge of frameworks. Such companies expect complete knowledge of computer science subjects like operating systems, computer architecture, data structures, c, c++, java, oops, databases and few others. Also, they require you to have knowledge of some scripting language like java script or any framework using them like angular. Companies mention them in their requirement document that you will receive via mail from placement cell. Such type of companies are generally product companies means they make software for their own use.

 

  • Some companies can compromise on knowledge of frameworks. All they require is person with logical mind and good knowledge of basic computer science subjects. So, for such companies you just need to be a moderate to proficient level coder and rest they will teach you in training period. Such types of companies are generally software outsourcing companies which means they make software for other companies.

Hence before applying for a software company know your skill set well. If you are student of branch other than computer science companies generally lowers their expectations in terms of knowledge of frameworks and some computer science subjects like operating systems, databases. But then prepare yourself to be grilled in terms of basic c, oops, data structures and other logical coding problems.

2) Core companies: – Such companies seek candidates with good knowledge of core subjects. ECE, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical students will get their core companies on campus which will allow only their branch to appear. These companies require candidates to have deep knowledge of core subjects. Also, they require candidates with good cgpa as a good cgpa is reflection of seriousness towards core subjects. So, if you are willing to apply for core company know your core subjects well and have a good cgpa. To know more about core companies, visit our interview section and find interviews of core companies and tips to prepare for them.

3) Consultancy companies: – The main purpose of Consulting firms is to provide professional advice to other companies. Those other companies can be from different sectors like Software, finance, Management, Airlines, Healthcare etc. If you have excellent communication skills and love to work with people, manage teams and have analytical mindset to tackle problems then this category of companies is for you. Mainly these companies focus on following qualities during recruitment:

  • Great Interpersonal Skills
  • Confident Personality
  • Analytical Mindset
  • Team Working ability

They will test these skills by analyzing you on following things:

  • How you tackle and solve Puzzles. This will help them know how you handle yourself in uncomfortable situations.
  • How much have you actively participated in your college events?
  • What has been your role in various projects? Make sure you have at-least 1 technical project in your CV. You are from engineering background is still expected to be little tech-savvy.
  • The way you proceed in solving guesstimate questions. This will help them know how whether you have a systematic approach in moving forward with problems.

 

To know about interview preparation tips for any of these company types visit our interview section: –  http://unsaidtalks.com/interviews/

To get guidance to prepare resume for any of these companies read this article: – http://unsaidtalks.com/art-resume-writing/

Mehakpreet’s Future First Interview Experience

“Mehakpreet Singh“ who was placed at “Future First” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Profile Offered: Market Analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  7

Interview difficulty level: 9/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Mehakpreet to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers like you introduced yourself to the panellist.

Answer 1:I’m a curious explorer who loves to learn. Very dedicated, calm and composed. I perform well under pressure. I’m a national medalist in Fencing. I like playing guitar, cooking, exploring places and people.

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: Online adaptive aptitude test consisting of puzzle, quick mathematics, logical reasoning, visual memory and some quantitative aptitude. Most important was to get the right answers and stay calm enough to read the statement correctly.

Question 3: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: There were 3 rounds as described below:

He then asked me a guesstimate about the washing powder used in Delhi in a month. After this, he asked me a mathematical puzzle which I tried solving using conventional mathematical techniques but couldn’t reach a solution. After this, he asked me to solve some other mathematical puzzle which I solved under a minute. So that was it.

After this started the longest three hours when I had to wait for the results being out. The feeling after the results can not be explained in words.



Question 4: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: There were 2 HR rounds:

Round 1: Honesty is much valuable. If they see you’re not honest, you are thrown out. The just want to see your interest. Two most important things they want to know are that you are capable to do the job and you are willing to do the job.

Round 2: Final HR interview Finally you are evaluated on the basis of all previous rounds starting from online test. They asked some HR questions and then described about the job and the kind of dedication it requires.

Question 5: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: I stayed calm. I did very well in the trading round. Took some risks that luckily gave positive results. And the HR round went well. It is a very different kind of job. You have to make your mind whether you want to do it or not. But make your mind before the interviews else it will show and degrade your performance.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?



Answer: Practice Vedic maths multiplication, sq roots etc. Check how can you keep yourself calm during the whole process. They don’t expect much from you but you should atleast try to know a little about futures stock.

Question 7: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: Be honest and know yourself. Introspect. Try to know if you really want to do the job and why. And say it with confidence. For any further Queries feel free to contact me.



The Art of Introducing Yourself

Many hiring managers will start an interview with an open-ended question “Tell me about yourself”. So, before reading further I would like you to stop here. Pen down an effective introduction. If it is your first time that you are facing this question then you can take few minutes to think and write something about yourself. Remember what you say during the first phase of the interview will make an enormous difference in the outcome – in an effective way or in a bad way.

Now coming back to article. This article deals with the art of introducing yourself. What’s the best way to introduce yourself at a job interview? How can you start off an interview making the best possible impression? We will find answers of such questions in this article. So, sit back and relax. We will crack the trickiest question of an interview “Tell me something about yourself”

What should your introduction include?

You’ll have an opportunity to introduce yourself on an in-depth basis during the interview. First impressions can play a significant role in how an employer perceives you as a candidate. In fact, some hiring managers may decide to reject a candidate based on what they didn’t do when they met them. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to interview manners and to carefully think through how you will introduce yourself during a job interview.



Most people will try to google this question and will end up finding thousands of tips heading in same direction. They will end up with introduction like “Good morning. My name is ABC. I am pursuing my BE in ECE from TU Patiala. My cgpa is __. My father’s name is ____ and my mother’s name is ____. My hobbies are ______.”

Now what’s wrong with this introduction? Or we can discuss what’s right with this introduction because this can end up discussion fast. Only good point was last line which was said in wrong way. Interviewer already know about your college, degree and he will hardly bother about cgpa since you have already met eligibility criteria. And regarding your family background, if interviewer is interested he will ask. So, it is irrelevant to speak these points.

The core of your response should focus on the key elements in your background which will enable you to excel in the job for which you are interviewing. Your answer should reflect who you are. Remember you need to speak something that will drive the interview in your direction. Your goal is to connect with the interviewer, as well as to show that you’re qualified for the job and would make a great new hire.

Remember following points

  • If you are a technical person introduce yourself as a technology lover. How you are influenced by latest technologies and what makes you crazy about innovative technologies.
  • If you are in a consultancy company interview introduce yourself as a person with strong interpersonal skills. Mention yourself as a team player, and talk about how your cocurricular activities helped you to develop a personality suitable for job.
  • Coders’ introduction should speak about how learning various technologies helped them to make projects that solved some problems. They should speak about how good and passionate they are in learning and project work that makes them suitable for job.

Remember, your resume should also talk about all the skills you will mention in your introduction. This will drive interviewer’s attention to your resume (build awesome resume: http://unsaidtalks.com/art-resume-writing/) and he will have no option except to discuss points in your introduction and in your resume. Be prepared to provide specific examples of how and where you have utilized your assets to successfully carry out work or volunteer roles, academic projects, or other productive endeavors.




How long should be your introduction?

Your introduction should be concise enough to hold the interest of the interviewer and long enough to cover all points about you.

Generally, a quick recap of your most compelling qualifications will suffice. You could also mention a couple of tidbits which are not essential to the job, but reflect your persona like the fact that you are an avid skier, have performed at comedy clubs, or collect African art. Of course, your initial comments should show your enthusiasm for the job and organization.

These are all points you need to make an impactful introduction. Remember one last thing. Know yourself better before preparing an introduction. You should know all your strengths that will ultimately make up a great, impactful introduction.



In case you are reading my writings for the first time- this was Sahil Gogna. A passionate writer with inquisitive mind and believes in sharing life experiences with other people and learning from life experiences of others. This is how I introduce myself.

 

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The Secret to trasform yourself by Harjas Singh

Before you start reading this post, let me tell you I haven’t included any of the cliché advices which you’ll get from your parents, teachers, and seniors at the beginning of your college life. I have included certain things which I was lucky enough to come across, and these will help you transform yourself as a person by the end of four years.

When you take admission in college, don’t forget what you’re there for. You’re there to attend classes and study so that you can get that degree.

But is it wise enough to only study your textbooks in college? Definitely not.

So rather than just spending your time in college attending classes, studying, and then watching TV shows in your hostel room, you should get different experiences.

During the entire course of your college life you’ll study 42-45 subjects. A very few of these, and in most cases none of these will have anything to do with what you do in future. You may not even remember what you learnt in these subjects one week after the exam.

So don’t spend your entire college life isolated in the library or your hostel room studying. Instead, try out different things you wouldn’t normally do. When you have different experiences than the normal course of events, you can look back at them and make connections that other people can’t. This will make you innovative and creative in life and separate you from rest of the crowd.



You can read books on self-help, spirituality, or biographies. You can go traveling with your friends or all by yourself. Fall in love and get your heart broken. You’ll learn a lot from these things.

Another way to get different experiences is to participate in co-curricular activities that enhance personal growth.

18 to 22 are the years of personal transformation. One way to transform yourself into a better person is to look out for opportunities and participate in co-curricular activities in college.

I’ll give you an example. If you join the Debating Society of your college, you’ll learn

  • Effective public speaking
  • An effective way to put across your views
  • Fluency in English language
  • How to expand your knowledge base
  • How to work in a team

These are some of the things that formal education will never teach you. Participating in such activities in college is a way of investing in yourself.



Also, try to build a network.

Always interact with people around you – your batch mates, seniors, and juniors. These are the people who’ll hold good positions in big companies in future. Some of them will have companies that they’ve built from scratch. Some of them might be in creative fields.

You never know whom you might need at what point of time. So it is always good to be in touch with such people – they be your friends or mentors.

If you’re in first year of college, you can find friends and mentors from the fourth year, third year, second year, and your batch. Once you are in fourth year, you can interact with people from the three years junior to you. If you do this, you’ll have a network spread across 7 years in total.

Again, building a network happens outside of the classroom. And one very effective way to do the same is to participate in co-curricular activities.

Finally, if you really want to learn the value of money early on, get different experiences, enhance personal growth, and build a network outside of college – try earning some money. It doesn’t matter what amount you earn, just earn something.

A few ways to earn money while in college are:

  • Give tuitions
  • Build an Application
  • Build a startup
  • Write a book
  • Become a freelancer
  • Invest in stock market
  • Join a Multi-Level Marketing company

If you read biographies of successful people, most of them started earning and learnt the value of money early on in life.

But even if you’re not able to earn money in college, prepare yourself to earn money. For this, learn a skill. This could be a coding language, marketing, or anything at the intersection of your interest and success in professional career.

Real learning happens outside the classroom when you experiment with life because life is the greatest of all teachers.



Again, in this short span of college life we don’t get to do many things. So whatever we’ve chosen to do, let’s do that in a great way.

All the best.

Harjas Singh (2017-Alumni)

Quora Profile: https://www.quora.com/profile/Harjas-Singh-4

Tanishq’s D.E Shaw Interview Experience

“Tanishq Monga “ who was placed in “D.E Shaw India ” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Tanishq is COE graduate from Thapar University Class of 2017. His Strong and disciplined work ethic is what he believe in.

Profile Offered: Member Technical Dev

Cgpa cutoff:  8

Interview difficulty level: 7/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Tanishq to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: 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: Online tests– Coding round was taken on Platform Hackerrank. It has 2 coding questions. First question was of simple brute force with corner cases. Second question was of sets and Unions. Their was one more test taken on AMCAT platform. It had 15 Technical MCQs and 10 aptitude MCQs.

Question 2: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).

Answer: There were 2 technical rounds and in between those there was one HR round. In first round there were lot of complex data structure questions. They wanted you to write full code on paper so practice writing code on paper. In second round they asked me 1 puzzle and 1.5 hours of C++. Just re read every chapter of programming language you have written in resume once again and make your concepts clearer.

Question 3: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: There was 1 HR round in between 2 technical rounds. They asked 2 puzzles and lot of questions about family,hobbies and future vision.



Question 4: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: I would say there was only one key factor for my selection and that was my excellent Coding skills. You need to be consistent with coding practice.

Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: Solve questions from interviewbit.com as much as you can. Don’t try to accumulate points in interviewbit, Just read the answer if you find it hard, code it and move on. Don’t waste time trying to make more points. Practice regularly.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: I would advice to read company’s website and wiki pages. Don’t miss the companies ppt.

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Sanchi’s MuSigma Interview Experience

“Sanchi” who was placed in “MuSigma” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season. But before that let us tell you something about her.

Sanchi is ECE graduate from Thapar University. She is an outspoken person, who likes to learn new things and meet new people. She doesn’t like to leave stuff in between, that is she try till she can’t find a solution to my problem. She doesn’t like to just let it go until she has exhausted all her options.

Profile Offered: Business Analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  6

Interview difficulty level: 4/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

Here are the questions we asked from Sanchi to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: 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: 1 written test round– aptitude and psychological reasoning (online)

1 video synthesis round– they show you a video of approximate 10 minutes and you have to describe what you comprehended from it in a few lines. (offline) 1 GD round-

1 GD round– a group of 10 students.

Question 2: Describe your all technical interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round (if any).

Answer: No technical round. Students were shortlisted for HR Round on basis of above rounds.

Question 3: Describe your all HR interviews specifying number of rounds and details of each round.

Answer: Only one HR round was conducted: The interviewer will just ask you the basic question like tell about yourself, your weakness etc. He will just listen to you and what matters is how you represent yourself. It was all very casual. It was like talking to a friend. The interview ended in just 10-12 minutes, and it was me who asked no I want to keep on going. So we talked a bit more. I asked about the company, what will be expected from us and everything. So I extended it for 12-15 minutes more.

Question 4: What do you think were key factors for your selection?

Answer: I think my confidence and my patience helped to crack the interview.

Question 5: What would you like to advise juniors for technical skills they should develop for this company?

Answer: Basics of your core should be on your tips and if possible brush up your programming skills.

Question 6: What would you like to advise juniors for cracking HR round of this company?

Answer: Be patient. You will certainly feel that the interviewer is bored or annoyed. In fact, he is just judging you how you handle the stress and you don’t panic. In HR you don’t have to be too serious. Now no longer the interviewers are very serious. Keep a smiling face but don’t get too casual too. If you are not too fluent in English ask the interviewer to converse in Hindi. It’s all fine. If you have any doubts HR is the person you should ask and don’t be shy about asking anything. It is their job to clear all your doubts.

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Email Id: sanchi.suri1995@gmail.com

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanchi-suri-144a67a3