“Jatin Aggarwal” who was placed at “Deloitte USI” 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: “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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