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Bharat Petroleum Management trainee interview

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Pulkit AgarwalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Bhopal for Management trainee role at Bharat Petroleum
Interview Process
Case Study Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Your team is on the verge of collapsing. A deal can get you out of this status. There are 2 suppliers A and B who are supplying you same products which are same in all aspects whether it be quality or price etc. but supplier A is giving you a extra advantage. He can help your child to get admission in a reputed college for which you have been struggling since long. So which supplier you will choose.
Interview Experience
It was a Case Study based Group Discussion.
Interview Tips
Speak and try to justify your answer.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us about your project( college project).
  • Question 2: Tell us about your industrial training.
  • Question 3: In case of plant shutdown what will you do?
  • Question 4: If you have decided to go for a movie and suddenly an emergency arises in plant then what will you do?
  • Question 5: Why do you want to join us?
Interview Experience
They asked technical questions about my project and there was a little cross-questioning.
Interview Tips
Be specific in your answer and do not speak of those points which you think can drag you in trouble.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us about yourself and your family.
  • Question 2: Tell us about your daily routine.
  • Question 3: Tell us your area of improvement.
  • Question 4: What is the reason for your consistency? (* As I was having good GPA in all semesters.)
  • Question 5: Why are you not going for higher studies?
  • Question 6: What will you choose TATA Motors or BPCL? (*As I had already been placed in TATA Motors)
  • Question 7: BPCL can give you job anywhere across India, are you ok with it?
  • Question 8: We can subject you to successive shifts (night-day), are you ok with it?
  • Question 9: Why do you want to join BPCL?
Interview Experience
My HR Interview was very friendly. They as well as I were enjoying the time.
Interview Tips
Besides you they want to know about your way of thinking in HR questions.
Do not give superlative answers. Be genuine and be neutral. Learn in advance about the company and its profile.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    Give time to groom your physical appearance.Just keep a small smile on your face at the time of interview so as to show that you are enjoying and very much interested in getting the job.
    Motivation for applying
    The package and facilities offered by BPCL to its employees.
    Funny Moments
    There were many funny moments. I enjoyed my interview very much and I think they also did.
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    Bharat Petroleum Management trainee interview

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    Apurva KhapardeFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Bhopal for Management trainee role at Bharat Petroleum
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Resume was shortlisted on the basis of pointers.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Duration
    15 Minutes
    Group Discussion Topic
    Case-based Group Discussion
    Interview Experience
    They presented our group with a case and asked everyone to justify their stand on it.
    Interview Tips
    Be clear in your mind why you are choosing a side and give concise and logical reasons behind it.
    Try to speak first but only if you are well prepared with your points.
    Don't debate.
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
    • Question 2: What type of novels do you read? ( i mentioned it as hobby)
    • Question 3: Technical questions related to my branch (electrical)
    • Question 4: how mobile are you?
    Interview Experience
    Basic knowledge of my subjects and project helped.
    Interview Tips
    Be confident.
    Prepare 1 or 2 subjects of your choice.
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
    • Question 2: Why BPCL?
    • Question 3: Why should we hire you?
    • Question 4: Who is your role model?
    • Question 5: Quoted a controversial statement made by my role model and asked my views on it.
    • Question 6: Any interests other than reading?
    • Question 7: Why electrical( my branch)?
    • Question 8: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
    Interview Experience
    The interview was very good, answering honestly and justifying myself with logic helped.
    Interview Tips
    Be calm and confident.
    Think before you speak, don't be in too much of a hurry.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Ability To Express Your Ideas
    • Ability To Justify
    • Electrical Engineering Basics
    • Verbal Communication Skills
    Skill Tips
    Research the company beforehand and know about it.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • P S Bimbhra(Electrical Machines),
    General Tips
    Prepare for frequently asked questions beforehand.

    Be confident and calm, smile often.

    Motivation for applying
    One of the navratna companies, good package.
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    Bharat Petroleum interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bharat Petroleum
    Interview Process
    Test Interview Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    60 Minutes
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Technical
    Interview Experience
    There were a total of 35 multiple choice questions: These contained questions mainly for PETROLEUM REFINING subject if you are thorough with this subject you can easily answer 25 questions.the rest of the questions were from HEAT TRANSFER and FPM. PETROLEUM REFINING: From this check what are these things which will give you brief overview of the technical paper: topping operation: bubble cap is used for this see the rest things like what is the definition and all. what is atmospheric distillation unit and vacuum distillation unit? all details like what are feeds for each and its products. aviation fuels characteristics especially its viscosity index;the products of petroleum refining and their viscosities; catalytic cracking wats is the feed and the catalyst used for this;wats cetane and octane no also diesel index;see some important processes like sweetening process and others. On a whole you need to be good at this petroleum refining mostly it is memory based. FPM: need to be thorough like centrifugal pump is used to pump crude; different kinds of pumps characteristics and design. different kind of flow measurement meters. HEAT TRANSFER: FILM TYPE AND DROP TYPE CONDENSATION AND THE DIFFERENCE IN HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS i.e the heat transfer coefficient for drop is greater than film type STUDY EVERY MINUTE THING.
    Round 2

    Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
    • Question 2: Tell me about your family background?
    • Question 3: What is the difference between specific heat and latent heat?
    • Question 4: Do you know what is a cooling tower?
    • Question 5: Can you tell me about the design of a cooling tower?
    • Question 6: Tell me the main factor which is involved in cooling tower?
    • Question 7: Tell me approximately what is the humidity of this room?
    • Question 8: What will be the humidity in vizag?
    • Question 9: Where the cooling tower will function well vizag or here?
    • Question 10: Which is your favorite subject?
    • Question 11: How do you characterise the crude?
    • Question 12: Write down the formula for API gravity?
    • Question 13: Name a crude and give its API gravity value?
    • Question 14: What is a reflux in a distillation operation?
    • Question 15: Do you think you can operate a distillation column without reflux?
    • Question 16: Can you tell me why are you interested in working in our company?
    • Question 17: Can you tell me one instance which will really make you suitable for this job at BPRL?
    • Question 18: Can you speak in HINDI?
    Interview Experience
    The questions are in the same order as asked in the interview and almost in the same words as asked by the
    interviewer
    Round 3

    Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      The HR and technical was combined
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        Skill Tips
        For this particular technical paper you should know petroleum refining properly and little of FPM and heat transfer, but technical interview is different they may ask anything related to your training or any of the subjects but stress is laid on mass transfer, FPM, Heat transfer and petroleum refining.
        General Tips
        The procedure involved in testing only the technical skills mainly in the field of petroleum refining, mass transfer, heat transfer and fluid dynamics. And they were looking for whether the student is able to communicate the ideas properly. Say no to the question you do not know rather than guessing.
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        Bharat Petroleum Management trainee interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jaipur for Management trainee role at Bharat Petroleum
        Interview Process
        CGPA Group Discussion HR Interview
        Round 1

        CGPA

        Interview Experience
        No written round, shortlisted on CGPA basis (more than 7.5 CGPE upto 7th sem).
        Round 2

        Group Discussion

        Group Discussion Topic
        Case Study
        Interview Tips
        Have knowledge about the latest political and economic issues as it is topic of almost GD’s.
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Summer Training
        • Question 2: Projects Undertaken
        Interview Experience
        Two Rounds of interview
        1st Round interview was purely technical
         A Group of 6 jury member conducted the round. Level of question was high when compared with other companies, mostly questions were application based from Fluid mechanics, Hydraulic machines, Manufacturing, Material science & I. C. Engine.
        2nd Round interview was H R based
        Questions were easy but a little bit tricky.
        I think projects undertaken was my strongest zone, I have done 15 projects in my B.Tech and I was a part of many technical and cultural activities in the college fest. With having one of the heaviest CV I presented my technical, managerial, leadership and creative skills in front of the jury. They asked me to explain one of the case study that I have presented in Cairn Ace on “making India energy self-sufficient by 2030” & I was able to grasp their attention with my points.
        The interview was really fantastic, interviewers were highly knowledgeable, experienced and they went into the depth of each subject. It is not only the right answer that matters but how confidently you present your answer.
        Interview Tips
        I suggest to the viewers to take summer training seriously as it matters in most of the companies.You should clearly know what your weaknesses are and present them straight forward if interviewer ask but prepare an answer what efforts you have made or making to improve them.
        NO one is prefect but your efforts really make a difference.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Communication Skills
        • Technicall Skills
        General Tips
        1. I will suggest them to focus on all round development rather than just confining to a high CGPA.

        2. You should clearly know what your weaknesses are and present them straight forward if interviewer ask but prepare an answer what efforts you have made or making to improve them.

        NO one is prefect but your efforts really make a difference.

        3. Have knowledge about the latest political and economic issues as it is topic of almost GD’s.
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        Bharat Petroleum interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bharat Petroleum
        Interview Process
        Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
        Round 1

        Group Discussion

        Duration
        15 Minutes
        Group Discussion Topic
        Should subsidies made available to all the people
        Interview Experience
        There were no written tests conducted. The initial shortlisting was cgpa based. Students (without category) above 8.56 were shortlisted and in the case of category, all students who applied were shortlisted. 2-3 minutes were given for preparing the points and then the GD lasted for around 15-20 minutes. In all 14 students were there in a GD batch. I initiated the discussion saying subsidies should not be given to all the sections but only should be targeted towards the lower income groups. Try to be aggressive and actively take part in the discussion and always try to initiate the discussion as it would definitely make an impression. Try to give statistical data like for example the mfg cost for LPG is around 800/- whereas we are getting it for around 400/- and so on.
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          The interview panel consisted of two people. A HR guy and a technical person. On the technical part, they asked me to design a heat exchanger by giving some basic data, details as in which fluid will be sent through the tubes and why ?. Then they asked me about the effect of Reynolds number inside the exchangers. They asked me about pumps and NPSH. Questions were also asked on vacuum distillation. Why we should do it and what is the principle behind it. How the flashing occurs when it reaches the vacuum, etc. They also asked me questions from my industrial training (maybe because I had done it in the petroleum sector). They asked me about FCCU and important parts of the FCCU, how the catalysts are regenerated and on other units in the refinery. (There might be other questions asked, but I remember only these).
          Round 3

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            First they asked about me. Their HR questions were all basically asked from what I had mentioned in my "about me" part. They asked me examples and justifications as to why i felt i had the mentioned qualities. So frame your about me part carefully. They basically tormented me with a zillion questions...like a stress interview (atleast that was how i felt....was a bit of demoralizing...but i think they were just checking as to how i handled and responded to such situations). I was given scenarios and they checked as to how i responded. I guess in the end, the basic thing they were trying to check was the student's communication skills and not whether you are a great team member or a leader, etc.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              Skill Tips
              I suggest you to prepare on the basic fundamentals of chemical engg. and not formula and equation crunching. Of course you'll need to know the very basic ones. Concentrate more on distillation; pumps,compressors; heat exchangers,heat transfer; petroleum refining. As i said try to be aggressive and make valid and sensible points during the GD. I really would like to add here that i observed most of them talking irrelevant things because they were just eager to TALK. so don't do that. And in the interview observe basic manners (wishing, knocking before entering,etc.) and be calm throughout the interview. and ALL THE BEST TO YOU. DO WELL.
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              Bharat Petroleum interview

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              AnonymousFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Bharat Petroleum
              Interview Process
              Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Group Discussion

              Duration
              20 Minutes
              Group Discussion Topic
              Should India attack Pakistan for Mumbai attacks
              Interview Experience
              There was no written test.Some 16 students were shortlisted based on CGPA.Six were from SC/St category and rest were from general.No obc or phc category. Two coordinators watched while we discussed the topic. Many people started by supporting no war and at some moments, it was like fish market. I entered the discussion 4 or 5 times with some salient points which directed the discussion. At the end of the GD, i was confident of getting shortlisted for interview.
              Round 2

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                There were questions on OLTC, fuse, line, phase, neutral of switch board, based on size of Ground wire, p.u impedance of generators or machines. Rest of the questions were based on my project which was on Protection of Transformers, so they drilled me on the subject.
                Round 3

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Tell me about yourself(both family and you)
                • Question 2: Questions on hobbies and qualifications I have mentioned on resume.
                Interview Experience
                My interview lasted for 30 min.Two persons interviewed me, one for HR,one for Technical.15 min.each(approx). I felt I had impressed them with my HR, I answered all the questions in Technical..Since I did a Project after 3rd year, it came in handy. Panel was friendly.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                  Skill Tips
                  1)If you want to apply for a PSU and you are from general category, see thaat you are in top 15.<br /> 2)It would be useful if you have done a project in summer, but then you have to be ready for any question from the project.<br /> 3)Have a smile on your face while you interact with the panel. Nobody would like to work with a serious bloke.<br /> 4)Be confident in whatever you say. It is okay to lie if you do that confidently and convincingly.<br /> 5)If you have GD in selection process, go through some GD tips the day before. It would be handy.<br /> 6) Be calm and lose your tension while addressing the panel.<br /> All the Best!
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                  Bharat Petroleum Management trainee interview

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                  AnonymousFresherNot Selected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Management trainee role at Bharat Petroleum
                  Interview Process
                  Group Discussion Other Interview
                  Round 1

                  Group Discussion

                  Group Discussion Topic
                  Switchgear, Protection devices, Relays and some basic electrical.
                  Interview Experience
                  No need to prepare for the GD but Electrical students would have to prepare a lot for any PSU that
                  visits.
                  Interview Tips
                  In each branch, 30-40 people were shortlisted for the GD on the basis of their resumes (basically according to pointer and reservation).And around 10-12 people got through to the interview in each branch (No. of interviewers 3-4).
                  Round 2

                  Other Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                      Resources

                      Preparation materials

                      Books
                      • Principles of Power Systems- V.K. Mehta ,
                      • Power System Engineering- Nagrath and Kothari.,
                      General Tips
                      It is assumed that PSUs generally look for the highest pointers and take fixed no. of students based on categories (Gen/OBC/SC/ST). But the results were disappointing for EEE students.

                      Please concentrate and study core electrical subjects.
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                      Bharat Petroleum Management trainee interview

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                      AnonymousFresherSelected
                      Application
                      I was interviewed on-campus at VJTI for Management trainee role at Bharat Petroleum
                      Interview Process
                      HR Interview
                      Round 1

                      HR Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        I dont exactly remember the questions..they were mostly technicals.The questions basically depend on what u give them to ask..they wont ask u randomly frm any topic..they mostly rely on ur ans which forms the basis of their next question.Prepare few topics of ur liking & be confident + honest(most important)
                        Interview Tips
                        I guess above i gave all d required advices....
                        I juzz wanna say that
                        VJTI(TRICAL) ROCKSSS!!!
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

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                          Bharat Petroleum interview

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                          AnonymousFresherSelected
                          Application
                          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Bharat Petroleum
                          Interview Process
                          Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview
                          Round 1

                          Resume Shortlist

                          Interview Experience
                          With the help of seniors and friends
                          Round 2

                          Group Discussion

                          Interview Experience
                          GD and Interview. In GD 5 per got selected after GD and 13 persons were interviewed after 3 GDs. Seven were made final offers.The GD topic was An MBA degree is not necessary in business.
                          Round 3

                          HR Interview

                          Interview Questions
                            Interview Experience
                            The interview started with the question tell me about yourself and your family background. After that they came to my resume and asked about my seminar and some other course projects and they asked me some general Civil Engineering questions like what is a benchmark and how to test a brick in the field and what are the effects of a porous brick.
                            Skills

                            Skills Tested

                              General Tips
                              Good communication skills and a good knowledge of your field. Be confident
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