Mridhu Kaura’s Signify Interview Experience

“Mridhu Kaura” who is placed at “Signifytalks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about the placement season.

Her Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Samarjeet Singh”

Profile offered: Software Developer

CGPA Cutoff: 7.0

Branch and Graduation Year: COE – 2023

Interview Difficulty Level: 5.5

Here are the questions we asked Mridhu Kaura to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: Mridhu is a final year student of Thapar University pursuing BE in computer Science and engineering, who recently got placed at Signify as a Software developer. She specializes in Django and bootstrap and has contributed to Designing of the front end of the website for a wastewater Treatment Company situated in Mohali, Punjab.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?

Answer: Yes, 7 CG to be eligible to fill the OA form.

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: Firstly there was an internal CG cut to sit for the online coding exam. After that, there were three rounds of interviews of approximately 10 -15 minutes. First, Technical, followed by two HR interview rounds.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer: In the online exam, there were 2 coding questions based on C and Java. Followed by a section on MCQs in logical Reasoning and aptitude.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer: The first round was a Technical round that included Questions that were mainly based on C fundamentals and followed by a discussion on projects in the resume.

Question 6: Tell us about HR Round.

Answer: The Second and third Rounds of the process were HR rounds. They included a discussion on topics from preplacement talks, Questions like “Where do you see yourself in Five Years”,” Apart From academics, What is one moment from your life you are very proud of?”, Plans for Higher Studies, Plans to adjust to Bangalore.

Question 7: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: Core Fundamentals, Good Communication skills, Preplacement talks.

Question 8: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: Talk to your family and friends, it will help you relax.

Question 9: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer:1. Develop Good Communication Skills and practice HR Questions Before Hand.

2. Have Good Projects on your Resume.

3. Focus on Coding and fundamentals.

Question 10: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: MailId: mkaura_be19@thapar.edu

Dhruv Bansal’s JPMC Interview Experience

“Dhruv Bansal” who is placed at “JP Morgantalks 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: “Panav Prasoon Awasthi”

Profile offered: SDE

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC- 2023

Cgpa Cutoff:7

Interview Difficulty Level: 8

Here are the questions we asked Dhruv Bansal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I am a fourth-year student at Thapar Institute of Eng and Technology and have been pursuing my degree in ENC. I am from Ghaziabad and I have done my summer internship at JP Morgan Chase and have received the PPO from the same. My technical interests are in the field of web and app development.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff? If yes, then how much?

Answer:7

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer:The candidates were first shortlisted based on their performance in the online test conducted on Hackerrank. Then next are the HR interviews in which there were two pre-recorded questions provided and based on the results of this particular round, students were selected for the “code for good hackathon”. During the hackathon, a mentor is provided to each team and based on your interview with the mentors and your performance in the hackathon, the final offers were made.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer:The written test was conducted in a single round .It was conducted on Hackerrank. Duration of the test was 60 minutes and the level of the exam was easy where there were two questions, one of arrays and the other one of the linked list.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer:  There were no separate technical interviews conducted, the mentor provided to us(during hackathon) interviewed us with a combination of both technical and HR-based questions.You can have 2-3 interviews depending on the number of mentors assigned to your team.During my interaction with mentor, we have discussion on Data structures and cloud computing and some situational questions.

Question 6: Tell us about the HR interviews(if any) specifying the number of rounds and questions asked.

Answer:  The first round was conducted by providing a pair of pre-recorded questions like “where do you see yourself in five years”,” your future goals”etc. based on the results, candidates are selected for a hackathon named” code for good hackathon”. Also, a mentor is assigned during the hackathon who takes a series of interviews which is a combination of both tech and HR-based questions. The final offers are made based on the performance during the hackathon.

Question 7: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer:I believe that my leadership skills, communication skills, teamwork and technical knowledge were the key aspects of my selection. Also, I led the front end team and mentors and judges liked our UI very much.So 2 people from the front end team were given an offer. Technical skills and soft skills played an equal role in my selection.

Question 8:According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?

Answer: Being part of a society modifies a person’s thought process and develops one’s personality .It increases confidence and makes you a team player.Students must participate in extracurricular activities in the first and second year as there is no pressure of placements at that time.

Question 9:Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer:An important piece of advice would be to start building skills in either development or competitive programming from second year according to your interest. I would like to point out that they also need to give attention to their CGPA as having a decent CGPA(9+) helps a lot during placements .Also don’t neglect core CS subjects like operating system, DBMS and computer networks as these topics are asked in almost every interview.

Question 10: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhruvbansal1111/

Rahul Gilhotra’s Samsung R&D- Noida Interview Experience

“Rahul Gilhotra” who is placed at “Samsung R&D – Noidatalks 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: “Akshita Bhola”

Profile offered: R&D Engineer

Job Location: Noida

Branch and Graduation Year: CSE- 2023

Cgpa Cutoff:7.3

Interview Difficulty Level: 8

Here are the questions we asked Rahul Gilhotra to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: My name is Rahul Gilhotra and I love to make a computer do what I want it to do.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff? If yes, then how much?

Answer:No

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer:There was no shortlisting criteria except for a current CGPA of 7.3. There was one coding round, one techincal and one HR round.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer:There was one coding ques of medium level based on recursion. Link to the question- https://gist.github.com/gunpreet34/c2d0cd1c14caec3085c03457bd587537 There were 50 test cases which you need to pass in order to get shortlisted for the interview round. Even if you pass 49 test cases, you won’t get shortlisted for interview. A maximum of 10 submissions were allowed for the same. There was an option to copy the sample inputs which I didn’t know initially but since the test took place in an offline mode so the Samsung official came to my desk and helped me with that. I’d been targeting Samsung for long so I had practiced multiple coding questions that Samsung generally asks and hence I was able to pass all the test cases within an hour although 3 hours were provided to us for the same. Platform for the test was Samsung SW professional

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer: 12 students were shortlisted for the interview round on the basis of the coding test that had taken place earlier. I was one of them. My technical interview was taken by a Samsung official who had been working with Samsung for the past 12 years. So, the interview begins with my introduction and then he started with asking me about the projects I have worked on in my college time. I made an android application using java which gave me an edge over others because Samsung Noida majorly works on mobile development. Next, he bombarded me with DSA questions – what are the data structures you know, find cycle in a graph by DFS/BFS both, BST questions. Post that, he asked me by which approach did I solve the online test’s questions. He was asking me to write code of everything while explaining. After writing the approach he cross questioned me. Then he moved to linked list and stack question. After he figured out that I’m good with DSA, he moved on to OS. I answered almost each and every question correctly and confidently. Fortunately, I got shortlisted for the HR interview.

Question 6: Tell us about the HR interviews(if any) specifying the number of rounds and questions asked.

Answer: It was a very different experience for me. The HR right away told me that I’ve already showcased my technical skills in the earlier rounds so I now I just need to be the Rahul that I am. We had a candid conversation which revolved around me, my friends, my likings, my dislikings etc. I made sure to add a pinch of humor in the conversation in order for us to be more comfortable, which luckily worked out for me since we’ve become really good friends by the end of the interview.

Question 7: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer:Confidence, DSA, OS, DBMS Honesty and Luck on the top of it.

Question 8: 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: Mckinsey & Co., Celigo, Ericsson, MAQ and Accenture. In Mckinsey, I wasn’t prepared much as it was my first interview. In Celigo, I cleared all 3 technical rounds but got rejected in the HR round. I was really disheartened by that to be honest since I didn’t expect that to happen. In Ericsson, they wanted to recruit females so gave them more priority. In MAQ, in the last interview round, I got stuck at a DSA question which I figured out just after the interview ended. In Accenture, there was just one interview round which was purely HR based so maybe my luck didn’t work out.

Question 9:What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: Be Patient.

Question 10: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahulgilhotra/

Lovish Jindal’s Amadeus Interview Experience

“Lovish Jindal” who is placed at “Amadeustalks 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: “Palak Shreya”

Profile offered: SDE

Job Location:Bengaluru

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC-2023

CGPA Cutoff:7

Interview Difficulty Level: The interviewee reported that the difficulty level of the interview was 8(1-very easy, 10-very difficult).

Here are the questions we asked Lovish Jindal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer:I am Lovish Jindal.I am a fourth year student of Enc branch .I was the discipline head of the youth welfare club.i am currently placed in Amadeus at the SDE role.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff? If yes, then how much?

Answer: 7

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer:Coding round+SHL+ 1interview(technical) round+1hr round

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc.)

Answer: The coding round consists of 2 coding questions primarily from DSA.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer: There was only one interview round which collectively comprised of the technical as well as the HR round.The interviewer mainly asked questions on the projects and due to thorough explanation of the project much technical questions weren’t asked outside the project.

Question 6: Tell us about the HR interviews (if any) specifying the number of rounds and questions asked.

Answer: One HR round was conducted in which they asked first about the introduction then about the family and about the hobbies .Then they asked about what is  Amadeus and why you want to join Amadeus.and then asked about whether you’ve previously appeared in any other interviews before or not .

Question 7: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: The project played a major role in the selection process. The interviewer was quite impressed due to thorough explanation of the project as it showcased good knowledge of the interviewee.

Question 8:  What are the things students should focus on, in order of priority?

Answer: Topics such as DSA should be well focused on for the coding round. Moreover, students should be prepared with at least 2 good self-made projects and should be thorough with their projects.

Question 9: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?

Answer: I was the discipline head of the youth welfare club which did add on the traits of discipline as well as boosted my confidence.

Question 10: 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: No

Question 11: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer:There is no need to take stress . whatever will happen will happen for good. I wasn’t under any pressure of my family because of which I was quite chill during the interview which thus resulted in a fruitful outcome.

Question 12: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: You should be well prepared with DSA and should do your project yourself so that you can answer any question asked by the interviewer related to the project.

Question 13: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: MailId: lovishjindal98@gmail.com

Aparajita Jha’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Aparajita Jha” who is placed at “Deloittetalks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about the placement season.

Her Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Danish Agnihotri”

Profile offered: Analyst

Branch and Graduation Year: EIC-2023

Job Location: Gurgaon/Hyderabad/Bangalore

Cgpa Cutoff:6.0

Interview Difficulty Level: 7/10

Here are the questions we asked Aparajita Jha to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer:Hi!! I am Aparajita Jha, a final year Electronics Instrumentation and Control undergraduate. I am placed at Deloitte as an Analyst. Being born in Tatanagar, the foundation of the industrial revolution, I took up my stream owing to Industry 4.0 and Smart Automation providing me the best of the technical department.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?

Answer:No CGPA cutoff .

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: 1. First the form were open to all .

2. Then there were Logical test, coding MCQ [and there were time based questions].

3. There was only one round of interview.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer:1. There was just a time-based coding test consisting of basics of OOPS and you have to submit question first to move on next part.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer: So there was only one interview round after quaifying the online test. My interview was tentatively scheduled from 12:15 but nobody showed up in the meeting room and I waited eagerly almost 2 hours, nerves getting the best of me. The interviewer came around 2:40 and told me it is just a test of patience and those were the most nerve-wracking seconds I ever spent. In my experience, patience is the key to success truly. Some of the questions that the interviewer asked me were : 1. A well was 50 m Deep, a man climbs 4 meter each day and slides down 3 meter the same day. How many days will it take to climb well?. How can you cut a cake in equal halves and have only 3 chances. The differentiated penny bag question as well. 2. Basic algorithms (can refer H.Cormen) 3. Question related to the angle of elevation, depression etc. 4. Basics of python. I was asked to code as well on screen share. 5. Project based question on Tensorflow, Keras and OpenCV.

Question 6: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: Patience was the key factor of my selection. Those two hours that I waited was something that made good points of mine in the mind of interviewer.

Question 7: What are the things students should focus on, in order of priority?

Answer: According to me, a student should focus on some of the topics (for good placement in such a technical field): –

1. SQL

2. Basic Python (difference between tuples, dictionary, sets and lists as such)

3. OOPs

4. Logical Reasoning and Aptitude

Question 8: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?

Answer: I was part of many a societies. They do play a substantial role in naturally building your social communication skills and help explore team work and makes you punctual as well. It is always up to you. One can habitually take up a hobby as a part of a role in any society.

Question 9: 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:No, Deloitte’s interview was my first.

Question 10: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: No, there is no practical need to take stress about anything. It would be a lie to mention I never had bad days, however, as I said, patience is key. I understand how you will feel after watching your friends getting interned and placed, I did not have any work experience, no internship, but you should always believe in yourself. There will be opportunity, grasp one, if not it then move on. If you possess that reasonable confidence on your knowledge, you are good to go.

Question 11: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer:Try figuring out what you enjoy and proactively work for it. I would just like to advise you to explore things. Just don’t get married to one company, god forbid if you do not get into it will seem like the end of the world. Be open to possible options. Try figuring out your niche. Just don’t try to cram arbitrary things and follow the herd. Focus on what you need and you sure will thrive.

Question 12: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aparajita-jha/  

Email id – ajha_be19@thapar.edu

Ankush Singla’s Deloitte-USI Interview Experience

“Ankush Singla” who is 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: “Hardik Garg”

Profile offered: Analyst

Branch and Graduation Year: ENC 2023

Job Location: Not Yet Decided

Cgpa Cutoff:6.0

Interview Difficulty Level:  The entire selection process was sum up with a single round including everything. In such a case, difficulty level may vary as per the mindset of the candidate. One may be comfortable with a single round for everything but, on the other side, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea so, if I were to rate my interview out of 10, I would give it as a ‘6’ being a moderate one for me.

Here are the questions we asked Ankush Singla to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer: I, Ankush Singla, am a student of Electronics And Computer Engineering at Thapar Institute Of Engineering & Technology. I am very proud to say that I am currently the “Topper” of my branch that gave me a back in getting placed at Deloitte-USI. I am also selected as an intern at STM Microelectronics.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?

Answer: No, it was not amongst the selection criteria and I personally believe that it is very helpful to those who have a bare minimum potential but they are unable to maintain the CGPA due to some or the other reasons so, without the CGPA burden, they can actually showcase the “skill” they have which I feel is more important than the CGPA.

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: The selection process included one common test for aptitude, reasoning, coding, general awareness along with some HR related questions. Candidate has to score a substantial amount of marks decided by the organization to get selected.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer: The Test; I would personally say it was a worthy one as it was the only obstacle between me and the placement. It was conducted on an online platform named “hire-pro” and I would say it was a complete package as it contained questions of all categories i.e. aptitude, reasoning, coding, general awareness along with some HR related questions. It was a must for me to score good in it if I wanted a placement at Deloitte-USI.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer:  After scoring a good score at the test, I was shortlisted for the interview and for the Deloitte-USI part there was only a single round of the interview in which I was asked about myself and some very basic coding based questions like “how would you print HELLO WORLD”, some HR related questions like “Why I chose Deloitte over others?”, “How would I react in different situations”, “Some questions related to project and my profile”, etc. After giving answers to all of them nicely, I was told that I was selected for the same.

Question 6: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: According to me, the things that matter the most for one’s selection are:-

1. SELF-CONFIDENCE

2. SKILLS/ SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE

3. FOCUS

4. PATIENCE

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

Answer: In my opinion societies, co-curricular activities, etc. are just either for fun sake or for one’s personality development as they give one a little exposure and help in building up one’s confidence but, if I talk about professional aspect then they have no effect as the placements are conducted purely on the basis of one’s skill set.

Question 8: 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 being selected for Deloitte, I also appeared for a company called “Bain” that provides opportunities in around 15-16 departments and when I was asked to fill the preferences for the departments, I took it lightly and filled them randomly and due to this I got a department which wasn’t my cup of tea which at last cost me the company. So, I would suggest others not to take anything lightly as even such small things could create big differences.

Question 9: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: The only advice which I would like to give is that there is no need to take any stress; if you have worked hard throughout your course; gained ample amount of skills which you are confident about and have cracked a descent internship then if you are at “Thapar”, YOU WILL SURELY GET PLACED!!

Question 10: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: The only advice/suggestion which I would like to give is that there is no need to take a lot of stress about anything and everything in the initial years; instead, one must enjoy the college life, try to explore as much as he/she can and try to work on skills side by side. Even if you do that, you will get success.

Question 11: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankushsingla001/

Priyanshi Gangwar’s Stonewain Interview Experience

“Priyanshi Gangwar” who is placed at “Stonewaintalks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Srishti Bhardwaj”

Profile offered: SDE

Branch and Graduation Year: CSE – 2023

Cgpa Cutoff:8

Interview Difficulty Level: 7

Here are the questions we asked Priyanshi Gangwar to know about her interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer:I am Priyanshi Gangwar. I hail from the city of Bareilly. I am a 4th year student at Thapar University, pursuing BE in CSE. I am also an avid reader and I enjoy listening to music.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff? If yes, then how much?

Answer:8

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: Shortlisting done on the basis of CG only, then 3 rounds of interview (technical, managerial and HR).

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer: Test consisted of mcqs, aptitude, logical reasoning, 1 section of coding (3 questions).

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer: Duration-1 hour. I was asked arrays, strings, linked list, SQL and OOPs questions. Sheets were given to write the algorithm or logic of the code.

Question 6: Tell us about Interview Round 2.

Answer: 30-35mins. Managerial round, completely resume based. I was asked questions about projects and OOPs concept. Particularly, real world example of OOPs.

Question 7: Tell us about the HR interviews(if any) specifying the number of rounds and questions asked.

Answer: 15-25mins. HR round about allocation.

Question 8: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: I think my preparation which I started from my 3rd year gave me confidence. I have been patient even after a few rejections whereas people start to panic.

Question 9: What are the things students should focus on, in order of priority?

Answer: Focus on DSA, people can refer to striver or love babbar sheet questions. Playlist of striver of DP, trees is also something that helped me, for SQL refer to websites like interview bit and w3schools. Also, have knowledge of optimized algorithm.

Question 10: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?

Answer: It is indeed important for self growth and personality development. Your network builds and one gets a lot of knowledge as to what other people are up to. Recruiter may or may not ask about your PORs in interview but it’s a plus point.

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: I gave the interview of Synopsys wherein I was asked in depth resume based questions. I wasn’t aware that they could go so deep with just resume. So I worked on my resume afterwards. Be careful about what to write.

Question 12:What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: Hang on and be patient. Have confidence, everything will happen on right time.

Question 13: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer:Be patient, what ever time you have start now. Do not think its too early or its too late. Start with whatever you have right now.

Question 14: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer:  MailId: gangwarpriyanshi@gmail.com

Ansh Nema’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Ansh Nema” who is placed at “Deloittetalks 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: “Khushi Bansal”

Profile offered: Not allocated yet

Branch and Graduation Year: Mechatronics 2023

Job Location: Not decided

Cgpa Cutoff:6.0

Interview Difficulty Level: Difficulty actually depends on the person’s preparation but I would describe it to be moderate if a person is well prepared.

Here are the questions we asked Ansh Nema to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer:My name is Ansh Nema , I am a final year student at Thapar University pursuing B.E. in Mechatronics .I have been recently interned at Deloitte USI that is geographically located in India but caters to clients of the US member firms.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?

Answer:No

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: The selection process included an online test and a technical interview.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer: For the written test, there were 4 sections that included coding, aptitude, logical reasoning and verbal reasoning questions. Coding test was pretty basic and included questions from concepts of C, C++ and basic oops concepts followed by questions from core subjects like computer networks, DBMS etc. Coding part had questions like finding palindrome of a number etc. The logical reasoning section is based on logic-based questions mostly from practical life. Talking about the aptitude section it mostly consists of Mathematics, general maths puzzle questions. Verbal reasoning was more like case study and comprehension part.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer: The interview was conducted on online platforms. It was a technical round with basic questions that could be answered with logical wit and different approaches of algorithms and concepts. This is the most important part of the placement process. One needs to be thorough with resume and have answers to almost all the questions that could be framed from it. It is also necessary that you do not give up if you don’t know answer to a question but rather keep trying, it gives the interviewer an idea that you are ready to learn and have never give up spirit. There was no separate HR round and behavioural questions were put up in the same interview, these included questions related to how I would handle a certain situation for instance if two colleagues get into a fight and such .It was overall a good experience.

Question 6: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer:The most important factor for selection is being confident in front of the panel. Do not try and challenge the interviewer as he/she has more experience than us, try and understand their views. A good resume and being aware of what it speaks about is also very crucial. And for last basic knowledge of your subjects is a must.

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

Answer: I do believe that joining societies and extracurricular activities play an integral part in selection and they give you an edge over others, also they help us connect with several people and learn new skills. Also if one wishes to apply for non- tech positions soft skills are needed and societies help in developing them greatly. This also helps in building up a network and discover new domains.

Question 8: 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:I did not face rejection as such as this was the first one I applied for. I did want to apply for Bain And Company though but couldn’t due to cgpa cut-off. So that could count as sort of a rejection story.

Question 9: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: While competing for placements, it is important to be happy and cheerful rather than sulking if others are getting placed and you are not .Being confident, friendly and not very rigid during the interview rounds can make an interviewer feel your energy and not monotonous, openness to ideas makes a good impression. On academic front try to maintain a decent Cgpa above 8 .00 and work on good projects and always be aware about the working of your projects.

Question 10: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anshnema

Prathamesh Samal’s Signify Interview Experience

“Prathamesh Samal” who is placed at “Signifytalks 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: “Ishani”

Profile offered: SDE

Job Location: Bangalore

CGPA Cutoff: Boys-8.8, Girls-7.4

Branch and Graduation Year: CSE – 2023

Interview Difficulty Level: The interviewee reported that the difficulty level of the interview was 7. (1-very easy, 10-very difficult)

Here are the questions we asked Prathamesh Samal to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer:I am a a final-year computer science student from Faridabad, Haryana. I am interested in software development and machine learning applications. Apart from academics, I love singing.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?

Answer:Yes, but each branch had a different cutoff.

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: There was a coding test and two interviews, followed by a HR interview.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer:The coding test took between 60 and 90 minutes to complete and included 2 code problems in addition to MCQs. There were also some logical aptitude questions in it.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer:I was judged based on my resume. My projects, which were included in my resume, were briefly discussed. Additionally, there were some straightforward technical inquiries based on fundamental computer concepts like OOPS, operating systems, and data structures.

Question 6: Tell us about Interview Round 2.

Answer: He was questioned on his resume, fundamental concepts like OOPS, OS, etc., and some quite fundamental Java topics in this round as well.

Question 7: Tell us about the HR interviews(if any) specifying the number of rounds and questions asked.

Answer: I was asked questions like :- 1. Are you a good fit for the company ? 2.Tell us about yourself ? 3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Question 8: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: The fundamentals of computing, such as OS, DS, and DBMS, were a key factor. Another factor was including unique projects in resume was helpful. They are significant since they increase interviewer interest, and because you worked on projects, it is simple to respond to these questions. These questions have clear answers that are simple to give.

Question 9: What are the things students should focus on, in order of priority?

Answer: Focus should be placed on fundamental concepts (OS and DBMS), and you should be well-versed in DSA to pass coding rounds. Projects are something else to pay attention to. The ability to communicate well is another because you will be expected to do so throughout interviews.

Question 10: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?

Answer:Extracurricular involvement increases your effect in front of the interviewer. Additionally, it enhances your personality. It has a really positive effect when you speak to the interviewer about your social activism.

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:Yes, I was turned down for the JPMC internship program.

Question 12: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer: Do not take too much stress. Being from a prestigious university, you will get good opportunities, hence work hard for it. Take breaks and enjoy your time in college with your friends. Believe in yourself and keep trying.

Question 13: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: College life is important, therefore while working hard in your studies, don’t neglect to have fun. Participate in societies, hackathons, and other extracurricular activities. Your health can also be harmed by solely concentrating on your studies. Make some quality projects for your bachelor’s degree; it will be very beneficial.

Question 14: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/prathamesh-samal-381b2b1a1

Garvita Bhateja’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Garvita Bhateja” who is placed at “Deloittetalks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about the placement season.

His Interview was taken by UnsaidTalks Interviewer: “Shreya Singh”

Profile offered:Business Technology Analyst

Branch and Graduation Year: EIC- 2023

Job Location: Bangalore/Hyderabad/Gurgaon

Cgpa Cutoff:6.0

Interview Difficulty Level:It’s a pretty subjective question, in the sense that it depends upon your interviewer. Overall in my case, I think it went smoothly as I connected with the interviewer well.

Here are the questions we asked Garvita Bhateja to know about his interview experience.

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer:Hi! I am Garvita Bhateja. I’m a 4th year student pursuing my UG degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Control Engineering. My current CGPA is 9.38 and I’m a 2 time merit scholarship holder. I have been a part of over 6 societies of which I am currently the marketing head of TEDxTIET. I am the recipient of two pan India fellowships for pursuing UG research. I am a pentalingual individual and love learning about new cultures. I have a wide variety of interests ranging from Bhangra and Cooking to Neuroscience and Psychology.

Question 2: Was there any internal CGPA cutoff ? If yes, then how much ?

Answer:6.5/7

Question 3: What was the procedure of the placement that took place? (Shortlisting criteria/ coding or aptitude test/ number of interviews)

Answer: So there was 1 technical test (mix of aptitude and coding) of 1 hour followed by 1 interview of 30-40 minutes.

Question 4: Tell us about the written/online test. (Aptitude, Coding, Test Platform, etc)

Answer:Test platform: Amcat sections: a) verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC)- grammatic questions, sense correction, idioms, and verbs. b) Data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR)- a chart will be given and you need to derive insights from that. c) Quantitative aptitude- probability, PnC, sequence, and series d) coding- (basic to medium level questions) OOPs, arrays, trees, DSA the pattern was really similar to that of the CAT exam.

Question 5: Tell us about Interview Round 1 including the questions that were asked.

Answer: They started with a basic question “tell me about yourself” to break the ice. then there were resume-based questions about my projects and internships. So in one of my projects that I did, I developed a GUI that was essentially in MATLAB and converted it to python with the hardware. So the interviewer asked me questions related to python :- what is the difference between lists, dictionaries, and tuples? from DBMS they asked me about JOINs, views, and indices. Then they made me write a couple of SQL queries.

Question 6: What were the key factors of your selection?

Answer: I was honest with the interviewer in the sense that I was thorough with every word mentioned on my resume. So, I did not lie to the interviewer about having a particular skill. Like I remember the interviewer asked me a couple of questions in python which I was not familiar with, so I straight up told him I did not know it. Secondly, I was able to answer from whatever was mentioned on my resume.

Question 7: What are the things students should focus on, in order of priority?

Answer: Maintain a decent CGPA; Talk to seniors depending on your target companies and profile and maintain a CGPA and profile accordingly so as to not get cut out during the initial shortlisting process. Build both hard and soft skills that will enhance your resume and bring value to the company. Take it relaxed and easy, one step at a time.

Question 8: According to you, what role do extracurricular activities, as well as participation in societies, play?

Answer: No matter what your profile is, you should at least take 1-2 societies, have the experience, and connect with friends and seniors. It’s crucial in the sense that it gives you a social circle. If you look at it one way or the other, it’s a great networking opportunity.

Question 9: 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:I got rejected by multiple companies, some of them were BlackRock, jubilant, synopsis, Bain & Co., and Cisco. from the interview point of view I guess 2 companies rejected me, and my third company in which I sat for the interview was Deloitte.

Question 10: What message would you like to give to your juniors regarding the stress they go through during placement season?

Answer:Prepare well and in advance. Make a plan and stick to it. And most importantly maintain your calm during the exam. Give it your best shot and then simply move on to the next one without anticipating the results. Whatever happens, we’ll see then..

Question 11: Any other advice you would like to give to your juniors?

Answer: Firstly, Enjoy your college life, have a plan though. your friends & family play a very important role in supporting you so spend time with them. Secondly, just prepare early on, don’t keep it for the last moment. it will help u deal with stress because if you have your things sorted out early on, any changes in the last moment won’t affect you & your mental health.

Question 12: How can we contact you? (LinkedIn Profile Link/Contact No./etc.)

Answer: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garvita-bhateja-b88b151a0/ Mail Id: gbhateja1519@gmail.com