Vaishali Goyal’s Shell IT Centre Interview Experience

“Vaishali Goyal” who was placed at “Shell IT Centre” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season.

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

Check out what he says about placement season.

Branch & Graduation Year:  COE– 2018

Profile Offered: IT Software Engineer

Cgpa cutoff:  8.3

Interview difficulty level: 6/10 (1-very easy, 10-very Difficult)

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer :I strongly believe in “The more you learn, the more you earn”. I am hard working and always try to help others.

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:There was 1 online written test that contained three sections – Logical Reasoning, Verbal and Technical MCQs. The questions were not really difficult but there was a sectional cutoff (take care of it). The technical section included basic concepts of CS subjects like OS, DBMS, Networking.




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

Answer:There was only 1 round after the written test. It was a skype interview, there were two interviewers one for technical and one for HR. First they tested technical part which included conceptual questions with real life examples from C, C++, Java, Database , OS and simple coding question (only approach was to be discussed). Then projects were discussed. After that they asked HR questions which were purely based on your past experience, examples of where you did team work and handled challenges, in these type of questions you need to follow the famous STARR approach. Some of the technical questions were: Memory Leak, public and private inheritance with real life example, virtual destructor, Interfaces in java and their equivalent in C++, Difference between drop, delete and truncate etc.

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

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

Answer:Apart from the coding practice( data structures and algorithms), focus equally on OS, Database, OOPS and other CS subjects. They play major role in your selection as it test your knowledge about CS. Don’t cram anything and relate it to real life. You will get through.

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

Answer:HR round plays equal role as technical for SHELL interviews. They test your team working skills, and how you manage multiple tasks at a time. So give proper time to it. Follow the STAR approach while giving any answer and focus on what YOU did in a team. Prepare all your stories for past team experiences and projects in advance and just stay calm and confident. Believe in your preparation.

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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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Kartikay Anand’s JP Morgan Interview Experience

“Kartikay Anand” who was placed at “JP Morgan Chase” 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: COE – 2018

Profile Offered: Junior Analyst in Centralised Research Group

Cgpa cutoff:  8

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

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



Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: Just an average kid with a knack for reading random 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).

Answer: There was first an online test to shortlist for workshop. 25 mins for 30 questions (10 Apti, 10 financial news, 10 market analysis) and 10 mins for an essay (very important). It was held on cocubes.com. I think that essay is very important for getting shortlisted.

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

Answer: In the workshop they taught us accounting statements like balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and different ratios. After the workshop there was a 12 MCQs and 3 subjective questions which were to be attempted in 30 mins. Then there is a 40 mins case study to make your own balance sheet depending upon the case study.

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

Answer: After the both of these are evaluated, there are interviews. Puzzles,Guest estimates,Your future plans,generic HR questions,Your performance in case study,other accounting terminologies were discussed.



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

Answer: I was able to connect with interviewer with a smiling face.

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

Answer: Learn accounting and finance terms and statements from Investopedia prior to coming of J.P Morgan.It will help.

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

Answer: At the end of workshop everybody is tired,so try to remain fresh and put a reassuring smile when going for interview.Body language makes a huge impact. Prepare for everything written in your resume.

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Chahak Gupta’s Walmart Labs Interview Experience

“Chahak Gupta” who was placed at “Walmart labs ” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season.

Profile Offered: Software Development Engineer

Cgpa cutoff:  7.5

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



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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am a hardworking person and always eager to learn new things. I believe in the fact that ” Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful” 🙂

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: One online coding test was conducted on hackerearth coding platform.Test consists of three questions : two of 30 marks and one of 40 marks. 30 marks questions were moderate and 40 marks question was hard. Each question had 10 test cases and partial scores were also given based on number of test cases passed.

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

Answer: There were 4 interviews (2 technical + 1 managerial + 1 HR). Following are the Technical Interviews.

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



Answer: There was one Managerial Round and one HR round:

  •  Managerial Round: Introduce yourself. Detailed discussion on projects. Crosschecking my answers. 1 technical question just to check logic: -> Reverse a string without using any extra memory.
  • HR round: The questions were quite basic that are easily available online. The one i remember (1) Two things you have improved upon (2) What will you do to make other people understand you easily (3) Some basic conversation just to crosscheck my answers

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

Answer: I didn’t give up while solving any question during the interview and interacted with the interviewer as much as i could. Didn’t hesitate to ask any kind of doubts from interviewer.

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

Answer: Have a hands-on experience on any object oriented language. Be prepared to answer any kind of questions relating to your projects. (Better to have one working project )



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

Answer: Just be honest and carry a smile throughout your interview.

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Ankit’s Nagarro Softwares Interview Experience

“Ankit Madaan” who was placed at “Nagarro Software” 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:  6.5

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer : I am person who always liked coding way back in 12th standard, I always wanted to work as a developer and I got my dream by getting placed at Nagarro which is one of the best companies to start your career in this industry.



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: In this round the codes were discussed and how to reduce complexity of the codes written by us, and also some more coding problems were asked by the interviewer. All the questions asked were of intermediate level.

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

Answer: HR round was mere a formality all students who cleared the technical round were able to clear this round too, basic HR questions were asked that one can expect like why Nagarro, why changing your line of career as I was from Electronics background etc.

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

Answer: I would say it was Daily coding practice on platform like Hackerrank.

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

Answer: If you are passionate about coding do practice a lot on online platforms and participate in online coding competitions this may help you to get even into a bigger company as well.

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

Answer: Be clear about your SWOT Analysis and speak fluently and confidently.

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The art of resume writing

Many people must have suggested you to prepare a good resume. Most of you might have started making one and others are yet to figure out what this resume is and why this is so important. If truth be told, your resume is more of an advertisement about you. Imagine you are going to a market where companies purchase candidates. Before you could even meet the buyer or have words, you are asked for a written document specifying the features of product and quality assurance. And that document is product’s resume – your resume. So, you can say resume writing is like creating a work of art. You need to present yourself with minimum use of words. It’s simply writing a poem – writing in strictly limited space and conditions, you try to say who you are expressively.

This article introduces you to art of resume writing. If you are about to prepare a resume, I would suggest you to go through this article once.

Writing objective statement of resume:

People always think that only projects and co-curricular activities are important for an impressive resume. But trust me objective statement is equally important as other parts of resume. When starting to design the resume, you need to start with a title that would summarize your professional skills and immediately grabs the attention of the screening team in the organization. Make sure it is not superfluous and avoid exaggerations, as companies generally do not fall for such things.

Let’s take an example. Assume a fresher applying for some job writes following resume objective. I have copied this one from internet.

Objective: To pursue a highly rewarding career, seeking for a job in challenging and healthy work environment where I can utilize my skills and knowledge efficiently for organizational growth.



At first it seems to be a good and attractive objective but trust me it’s not! But why? Its first part “To pursue a highly rewarding career” reflects greed for money and rewards which at first look provides a negative impression. Second part seems to be a generalized part without summarizing any professional skills. So, it’s a total flop. Now what is a good resume objective. Avoiding all above-mentioned mistakes and keeping in mind about reflecting your skills in objective I came up with this objective for my resume when I prepared resume for first time.

Objective: As an electronics and communication engineer, with an all-round performance, good technical and team working skills I wish to join your organization as a Software Engineer.

Wasn’t it simple and covering all above-mentioned points?

Now your resume should support all key points written in objective like “all-round performance”, “technical skills”, “team working skills”. I summed up my whole resume in these three words. Be smart enough to represent your skills from first line that you can write. Good objective is like a summary statement which highlights your strengths and gives a clear picture of what career goals you have. Try to sum everything up in three or four lines, as it is easier to scan through.

How to structure your resume?

Once you are done with a good and catchy career objective it’s time to put your technical and other skills on paper. Follow these points while adding information about yourself.

  • Start by writing your name, email id, sex, age and contact details.
  • Objective followed by education qualification and internship details.
  • If you are applying for a software company internship column should be followed by software skills, followed by project details, followed by achievements and extra-curricular activities.
  • A consultancy company requires internship column should be followed by achievements, followed by extra-curricular activities, software skills and project details.
  • If you are applying for a core company write about industrial trainings followed by 4-5 good projects and good technical skill sets.
  • At last write about additional information about you. It should include your unique abilities, interests, hobbies.

Important points to remember

  • Generally any email id would work but if you are applying for a consultancy company prefer using email id with your name only and should not include any numbers like sahil01@gmail.com, gogna889@gmail.com. Try finding email ids on other email provides like outlook, Hotmail or yahoo. Some examples of good email ids can be sahil.gogna@xyz,com, sahil_gogna@xyz.com, gogna.sahil@xyz.com, sahilgogna@xyz.com , gognasahil@xyz.com, sahil.gogna.sahil@xyz.com .
  • If you are applying for a software company stress more on describing your internship learning, software skills and projects. Projects forms most crucial point of a resume for software firm. Try to put at least two projects. There is no upper limit. Describe those in just one-two line. Just mention software technology used, IDE used and databases used. Do not describe anything in detail as this would make your resume look bulky and moreover you will fall short of points to explain if you write everything on resume. Also, write all the technologies you have worked upon and IDE used for development.
  • If you are applying for a consultancy company highlight your achievements and extra-curricular activities more than your projects and software skills. Your resume should focus more on team work, event management and any public speaking experience. Don’t put more than two projects and a lengthy list of software skills as they are not looking for a technical person. And, don’t miss to write about projects and software knowledge as interviewer can be judgmental regarding your dedication and work ethics as you are an engineer if you don’t write those points.
  • Do not go for superfluous fonts to write in the  Theideal fonts for resumes are Times New Roman, Verdana or Arial. Also, make sure to stick to font size 10 or 12 as this makes for a professional look and is easy to read.
  • The length of the resume matters too. It should not exceed more than two pages, as this may get boring for the employers when screening it.
  • Most people still stick to the belief that a resume should be a single page, so make sure you know what is expected in company you are appearing for.
  • Have someone review what you have written. A good teacher or a senior who knows about your potential and skill set can prove helpful.
  • Always make 3 different resumes for core, software and consultancy firm. Or amend the resume according to the points discussed above before sending it to company or carrying before interview.
  • Resume should be chronological resume. A chronological resume starts by listing your work history, with most recent positions listed first.

What things you should avoid while writing a resume?

When the number of qualified candidates far outweighs the number of open positions, recruiters and hiring managers need to use the resume as a screening device. Don’t be screened out of that position because you didn’t take the time to transform your resume into a piece of art!



In case you were reading my article for first time this was Sahil Gogna – a candidate with damn good resume. Hope you liked this article. Don’t forget to subscribe to our website so that you won’t miss such beneficial articles.

Knowledge sources: various workshops on resume writing held in Thapar University, Patiala and guidance from my seniors and teachers.

Divanshu Kapila’s JP Morgan Interview Experience

“Divanshu Kapila” who was placed at “JP Morgan Chase” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season.

Profile Offered: Junior analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  8

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am basically from Ludhiana and pursuing my BE in electronics and communication engineering.My strength has always been my dedication towards whatever I do.Anything that adds to what I have already learnt is an opportunity for me.I am a Bollywood lover and spend my free time just analysing the Bollywood trade and keeping up with the latest updates.

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: We had a workshop of around 3 hours on finance.After that we an aptitude test consisting of four sections.It had basic quant questions and logic reasoning questions.After this, we had a case study presentation for which we were given around 10 minutes to prepare.Following all this process, 17 students were shortlisted for the interviews.

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

Answer: We had two interviews which were a mix of both technical and HR.The questions asked were starting from my family background as my father is a business man.So I somehow convinced them regarding the same.There was one question being asked around four to five times combined in both the interviews n that was: – Seeing your academic record, Why don’t you go for some electronics firms or higher studies.Rest they asked me the questions related to the workshop, some probability questions, guess estimates etc.

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

Answer: I guess I had confidence in what I am into as in going for an analyst position despite going for an electronics firm.I mean till then we didn’t have any electronics firm coming our way.

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

Answer: I had my interview at around 11 pm.So the best thing I feel is to look fresh when you first meet the interviewer as He is also tired of interviewing people all day.Rest I guess, being confident enough to admit you don’t know the answer also helps.



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Garima Sharma’s EXL Services Interview Experience

“Garima Sharma” who was placed at “EXL Analytics” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season.

Profile Offered: Data Analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  No cgpa criteria

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: Engineering student pursuing ECE . I believe i am really creative. Having been associated with several societies and fests, I think I have developed leadership qualities and team spirit in me. I have always been curious to know more which has made me learn several things apart from the course like music, dance, memory techniques etc.

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 containing aptitude questions along with negative marking and sectional cutoffs. One can navigate between sections . It is needed that the candidate should attempt the sections so as to clear cut offs, thus paying sufficient amount of time on quant, lr and verbal.

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

Answer: No technical round.

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



Answer:There were three rounds of interview but having seen my extra curriculars in the cv, the interviewer gave a condition that if he liked my performance in the first interview he would send me to the final round directly. The questions were aptitude based, mainly puzzles and guess estimates. So people who are preparing for such companies need to make sure that they have a wholesome cv.The final round consisted of aptitude and hr questions. The HR questions were regular like why should we choose you. Why not MBA? Why our company etc.

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

Answer: The extra curricular activities in my cv, communication skills and right approach to solve all the questions.

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

Answer: For EXL all you need to have is a good aptitude and great communication skills. You may not get the right answer during the interview but the interviewer should know that you are approaching it in the correct direction. Also extra curricular activities will make you stand out in the crowd.

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



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Japnit Kaur’s Deloitte Interview Experience

“Japnit Kaur Sidhu” who was placed at “Deloitte” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season.

Profile Offered: BTA

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am pursuing B.E. EIC. As far as the placements were concerned I always motivated myself to give my best shot whether it was the online/written test or the interview itself and never focused on the result. I was clear from the beginning that I won’t be able to succeed in a technical interview because of lesser efforts being put on my summer vacation. I have participated in a number of extra-curricular activities which made me more and more confident.

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 wasn’t any technical round.

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

Answer: I have given only HR interview for Deloitte itself.

We had a Group Discussion cum Presentation round in which all the students were divided into groups of 8 and were given a case to discuss among ourselves and put the solutions while discussing on a chart paper and later on present it as well. It was an elimination round. After that, we had an interview which was mostly HR but a few interviewees were asking questions related to C programming(Very basic questions though).

My interview started with describing yourself and then a lot of questions on my Resume regarding my extracurricular activities. I had to justify what I learnt from them and how I implemented them in my real life. A few questions on my 6 weeks internship and later on why I didn’t go for Core which is the tricky part.

You basically need to convince that you are made for their company only .



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

Answer: I was confident through my interview. I was honest with the interviewer. In my interview they asked me something I had no idea about, I didn’t babble anything but told them honestly that I have no clue. I could justify my extracurricular activities like mountaineering and Finance head of adventure club etc.

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

Answer: If you want to go for Core companies, start studying your core subject asap. You guys need to be way more patient and Thapar doesn’t forbid us to try off campus so while the placement season is on in our campus. Don’t completely rely on it esp Electronics students. Try off campus as well.

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

Answer: HR round is basically meant to check your communication skills, confidence,and a little bit IQ. Be honest , be humble, and try to make yourself interesting but do not lie about your extra curricular because it shows whether you have really done any activity or not.

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