“HANDLING THE STRESS” by Aastha Mahendru

Handling the stress during placement season becomes as important as placement preparation when you are going through tough placement procedures. I know this is a stressful phase for many of you. So, article is not about how you should be preparing for placements but rather how you should be dealing with the stress. Don’t let the stress engulf you. There’s a long way to go ahead.

I will divide the placement semester in three parts: –

  1. Before you get placed
  2. Immediately after you get placed
  3. After your placement (when the feeling of getting placed finally seeps in) till the end of the semester

There will be a lot of anxiety before you get placed. Many of you must be under stress at this moment also.

You must have seen many people getting placed. It’s good for them but don’t let that hamper your motivated self. That might start to weigh you down but that weight is not yours to carry. It’s an achievement for them but it must not be a formidable accomplishment for you. At these times, you may also feel mystified as to why you are not able to crack company papers or interviews. Either way you must try to ameliorate your skills. Talk to your seniors. They are the best guides. You can review all the interview experiences of your seniors for the company that you are preparing for from our website. Appear for every company with same enthusiasm that you had in the beginning of placement season. Trust your skills and your hard work. Have faith in God.



Not everyone gets placed in the first try. So, if you are one from that lot, don’t worry, take a deep breath. It’s just a difficult day. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. You don’t need to reach the zenith of perfection, just make all your arduous efforts. Don’t worry, your day is coming closer. Before appearing for any test or interview just remember you just need one perfect shot to be a champion. And that one perfect shot can take many tries before it happens. Learn from every failure and don’t let that mistake happen again. Analyze yourself after every test that you were not able to clear or interview you were rejected.

The day you get placed is the day you feel an inexplicable euphoria. It’s the most beautiful time of the semester. You will start feeling light headed. It will take a few days for the feeling of getting placed to finally sink in. But don’t let this feeling get to your head. Don’t let it overwhelm you. Be humble and benign. One year from now, you will realize that getting placed was just a beginning, there’s still a long way to go. Avoid that headstrong phase where you feel that you have conquered the world. Try to help and motivate your companions who are still on the other side of the fence.

As far as the remaining semester is concerned, enjoy it to the utmost. You will never get this time back. Roam around the campus. Eat your heart out. Spend time with your friends. Make some amazing college ending memories. Trust me, this time is never going to come back. Few months down the lane, you will crave for your college days. Emboss these memories in your heart.

All the best for this semester and all your future endeavors. Always remember one thing, you will get placed only on the day it is supposed to happen. No sooner or later. And on that day, the dots will join themselves.



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This was Aastha Mahendru- 2017 ECE Alumni. Feel free to contact me at “aasthamahendru94@gmail.com”. I thank you so much for reading. 🙂

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/

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

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.

Exploring Thapar and the world around!

So now the time has come, you have become undergrads! Welcome to Thapar University , Freshers!

Getting into that extreme feeling of freedom, where you have to plan your time, you have to plan your priorities and you have to plan your life! Great one it is! You feel like the free rover on the breezy common of the universe. Time has come to explore yourself and the world around you. It’s been a year I have spent in Thapar University and there’s a lot I have explored about myself and the people around me. For now is the time to realize that there’s a beautiful world beside your books, exams and competitive world.

Well let me tell you, it’s not an easy task to find some places worth embracement, in Patiala. Ask your seniors! But then if you got a caravan of rovers, believe me you’ll know Patiala better than localities.

For this one year of my life, I have been lucky enough to get those free rovers with me. So I have explored some places in Patiala which are worth visiting.

But there’s no universal bucket list, you need to be done with. Each n’ everyone of us has a unique taste of travelliasm, but since you have made efforts to search for this topic, so I must get you with the best possible places you can hang out with your friends in Patiala.

Leela Bhawan zone– Tired with a messy mess food, and want to hang out with friends? Leela Bhawan got some of the awesome places to feed your stomach with Pizza Hut’s Pizza’s or Subs from Subway or chilling Sundae’s at Havmor or bucket of chickens at Kfc. And most importantly Boston Bites, this place is so popular among Thaparians, that Boston Bites provide free Chocó Lava Cake to their Thaparian Customers. We have always believed in maintaining a legacy all around.

Feeling stressed out! Need a perfectly peaceful aura around you, visit Dukhniwaran Sahib Gurudwara, I and my friends usually used to visit this place after our exams in early mornings. Watching the rising sun with your feet in cold water is an amazing way to depart all your worries. Another place to enjoy the nature around are Baradari Gardens, but better to visit these gardens in a cool weather.

The only place where you can watch movies is SRS cinemas in Omaxe Mall.

Sheran Wala gate: Just wait for few months and you’ll be used to this place. Soon you’ll be given a lot of projects to work upon, and you’ll need a lot of electronic stuff, Sheran wala gate has got the most needed Electronics Hub of Patiala. You’ll get any electrical component you need, at a reasonable price.

Sheran wala Gate also has a very popular Chole-Bhature point. Real fun is to have it in breakfast in early mornings before classes. You’ll love cycling out in breezy early morning and then getting a yummy breakfast.

Well you won’t need to get out of Thapar always. You’ll find a lot many things to explore in Thapar itself.  Join societies, visit places, make friends, have fun!

Well as I said there’s no universal law of exploration. There are a lot many other places which will suit your interests. But the key point is to keep exploring and keep learning. For me there’s nothing as good as learning from the world around you. Well 60% (just an estimate) of your friends will end up their lives on bed with earphones plugged in the ears and finishing web series. It’s not like you should not watch of course you should! But spending entire year with this virtual world would not be a cool option.

In the span of one year, I have observed people under three categories, Introverts (their world lies within them), ambiverts (they like socializing to some extent) and extroverts (they never land on a lone planet). It’s tough for an introvert to socialize with people and to have the kind of fun they need. But if you won’t open, you won’t be able to get your preferences. Interact with people around you; be they your classmates or your seniors. Interaction is an most necessary key to widening opportunities. After all when your juniors ask, you must not end up with the thought in your mind that what I did except sleeping.

Have a wonderful year ahead! There’s a lot much waiting for you ahead. Share it with your friends and keep exploring!



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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.

For any further Queries feel free to contact me.

Email Id: sanchi.suri1995@gmail.com

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

Amandeep’s IBM Interview Experience

“Amandeep Singh” who was placed at “IBM” talks about his interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what he says about placement season. But before that let us tell you something about him. Aman is a very fun loving person. He is a very kind and helpful person who firmly believes in conceptual knowledge rather than bookish knowledge. He is a state level sports person who also loves to write. He is famous among his friends for writing great poems on college life, friends and everything that is related to college.

Profile Offered: ASSOCIATE SYSTEM ENGINEER

Cgpa cutoff:  6.5

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

Here are the questions we asked from Aman 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: Written test was from two different domains 1). number series (there were

1). number series (there were a total of 15 series questions and they were of the tough level, and that’s why if you will be able to solve 8-9 series questions then you will surely be towards your first clearance step)

2). basic knowledge about mail writing (solve more than half and you will get the plate of interview food served right at your table)

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

Answer: Only one technical round. In technical, they asked me about my project, basic C language and whatever technical stuff was there on my resume. So go through all the things you have written in your resume.

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

Answer: Single round: HR was very simple. They asked simple Questions : introduction, about family and background, your hobbies, your passion, your weakest and strongest points.

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

Answer: I think I was open, confident and had a strong command of the things I have mentioned in the resume and in my introduction.

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

Answer: Just go through basics of C language, you must have good knowledge about your projects and a good command over any one of your core subject.

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

Answer: Be yourself, be open, be confident, have a strong command on the things you have mentioned in the resume and in your introduction.

For any further Queries feel free to contact me.

Email Id: sh_amandeep@yahoo.com

Phone Number: 9478969809

Pulkit Kapoor’s Reliance Interview Experience

“Pulkit Kapoor” 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.

Profile Offered: Graduate Engineers Trainee(GET)

Cgpa cutoff:  6.00

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: My name is Pulkit Kapoor. I was born and brought up in Amritsar. I did my six months internship at Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Gurgaon. I was allocated 1 major project and 2 minor projects. I saved Rs.8 lakhs per year for the vendor company in my project ” Quality improvement in Roof Lining”. During my college time, I led a team of 15 members for the Go-Kart championship in which we secured all India 17th rank out of 133 teams. I was a part of many cultural fests organising teams. I am an active member of Thapar University Badminton team.

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: The test was conducted by AMCAT.

The written test comprises of 2 parts:

Part-1: was an aptitude test comprising of 3 sections: Quant, English, Reasoning. There was sectional cut off for each section. The level of difficulty was easy to moderate. Basic mathematics knowledge would easily help you clear these sections.

Part-2: was a technical test comprising of 50 questions in 30 minutes. Questions from mostly all the subjects studied in engineering were asked. Only Reasoning questions were asked. No formulae based questions were there. The difficulty of this section was moderate.

You have to clear all the sections to proceed to the next round.

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

Answer: There was only 1 round of interview which comprises of both the HR and Technical questions. Questions such as introduce yourself, Family members, why Reliance, questions based on the resume were asked. Before the interview, they will ask you to fill in a detailed form in which we have to rate our command on some subjects. So, questions from those subjects were asked.

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

Answer: Only 1 round of interview. Simple HR questions were asked.

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

Answer: Confidence, Passion for work, Convincing nature, Cheerful throughout the interview were key factors because of which I got selected.

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

Answer: Prepare 2 technical subjects. they will ask you questions from the subjects which you will mention on the form. And don’t rate yourself 4/5 or less. Always rate yourself 5/5 in those subjects. And be confident about them.

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

Answer: HR questions were quite simple. No preparation is needed.

For any further Queries feel free to contact me.

Email Id: pulkitkapoor235c@gmail.com

Phone Number: 7837563827

LinkedIn Username : pulkit-kapoor-61b8b59a

Shaffi Mangla’s Sapient Interview Experience

“Shaffi Mangla “ who was placed at “Sapient” talks about her interview experience and some other tips to prepare for placement season. Check out what she says about placement season.

Profile Offered: Technical analyst

Cgpa cutoff:  6

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

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

Question 1: Introduce yourself to our readers.

Answer 1: I am ECE student and I am very good at academics. That’s why I am selected for the technical profile. I believe in hard work that sooner gonna pay off.

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 is only one written test. Test level is easy. It consists of two section one is aptitude and other is technical.There is sectional cutoff. Aptitude has both verbal and quant. Technical consist of basic c/c++ question.

Aptitude has both verbal and quant. Technical consist of basic c/c++ question.

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

Answer: There is one technical round. Questions asked is completely depend on panel. From some they ask puzzels and from some they ask questions on languages. My round was on languages. Being an ECE student, I have knowledge of only c language. So, It was rapid fire round on basic c questions. they ask around 50 questions. Then they ask 5 question on simple aptitude(time and work, directions, blood relation)

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

Answer:  There is only one round. Interviewer is very friendly. First they ask me my introduction. Since i mention i have interest in electronics. They ask me some questions on basic electronics. Then they ask about my family background. Then they give me some situations to find solution. And the last imp que is why sapient ? and why not sapient?

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

Answer: They need students of having strong basic knowledge in computer languages and I had good basics.

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

Answer: For hr student should have good communication skills and must have a thought out of a box.

For any further Queries feel free to contact me.

Email Id: shaffimangla141@gmail.com