“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?
Answer:I believe my hard work and calm attitude during the interview was the key factor for my 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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