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Caterpillar Inc interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Caterpillar Inc
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    Written Test:Useful Tip: For caterpillar have in depth knowledge of almost all major topics of mechanical.
    The first round was the written test. The paper consisted of questions from general aptitude, technical ability and verbal ability. The paper was slightly lengthy and required a bit more stress on speed while maintaining the accuracy. The verbal ability part was easy; if a person had prepared for CAT (MBA entrance test for IIM’s) then he would not have found the paper difficult. The difficulty level of general aptitude questions was at par with the verbal ability questions.The technical questions were however slightly more difficult as compared to the other two. To answer these questions required a fair amount of knowledge on topics like ‘General Mechanics’, ‘Fluid Mechanics’, ‘Machining’ and ‘Solid Mechanics’. Some questions from ‘Thermodynamics’ were also asked. The total duration of the test was 90 minutes and the number of questions was 60. The test only had objective questions.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Interview Experience
    Group Discussion:
    Useful Tip: Stick to the topic and quote facts if possible. Don’t deviate from the topic and be a part of the group.
    The second round was the Group Discussion (GD) round. Each group consisted of 6 members – hence the GD was quite peaceful and everyone got a fair chance to speak. The topic was related to the regular oil price hike in India and “Should the Government give a bailout to Kingfisher Airline". There were 3 representatives of the company who were moderating the GD. Two people got selected from my group
    Interview Tips
    Any Specific Preparation:Be prepared for long waits during the GD – sometimes one can get very anxious and lose focus during this time. For written test you need to study each Mechanical Engineering topic.Have complete in-depth knowledge of some of your topics of interest. Fate ::I din't get selected. But i sincerely hope my submission helps ..
    Round 3

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      Interview:The next round was the personal interview round. I had my interview the very next morning. The very first question the interviewers asked was related to me as person – my schooling, my family background and my four years of college life. The interviewer then did a review of my resume and picked some points and then questioned me on that. He also asked me about my areas of interest. I told them that I had cultivated a lot of interest in ‘Machine Design’. I showed them some pictures of a mechanical event that I had participated in, which quite impressed them.I was then asked to design the chair that I was sitting on considering all the different design aspects. I designed the chair by doing the load analysis and by carrying out some other important tests. However one important aspect that I did not account for was the safety of the design, which I realized after the interview. Another mistake that I think I committed was that I did not use the technical terms related to designing. I felt they were looking out for those important technical terms.I was then asked that if I had a choice of using wood, steel and plastic which of those materials would I use to make the chair. I basically had to give the preference order. I replied stating that plastic would be my first choice since it is cheap and most people can afford it, then steel because the fabrication process was less tedious in case of steel and placed wood last. They then cross questioned me that if I considered wood to be least preferred material for designing the chair, then why furniture is being manufactured from wood. I could not give them a suitable answer.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        I had mentioned my extra-curricular activities in my resume in a detailed and organised manner (all listed in a chronological order). Most of these were techno-managerial activities (organizational responsibilities in my tech fest). I had participated in many events which added a new dimension to me resume.I had done a project and a couple of internships during my four years of study – I mentioned the details of these in my resume. Although the resume that we submitted was in a standard format as per the norms of our placement cell, I referred to a website of Princeton University to prepare my resume. It’s a very good website and hugely referred by students for preparing their resume. I also got some valuable insights from my seniors for building my resume.I laid stress on my achievements related to the technical field, because I wanted to land a job in my core field of study.Caterpillar is one of the dream company for students of Mechanical Engineering. It is a multinational firm into design and manufacturing of heavy machinery and earth moving equipment.
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        Caterpillar Inc Graduate trainee interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Graduate trainee role at Caterpillar Inc
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion HR Interview Technical Interview Other Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Experience
        The shortlisting was done mainly on the basis of CPI(>=6)
        Round 2

        Test

        Duration
        90 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        15X4 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Aptitude
        Interview Experience
        Only 21 candidates were shortlisted in this round.
        Interview Tips
        Read following topics properly:
        1. Design & manufacturing 2. Hydraulics 3. Mathematics - Simple numerical 4. English
        Round 3

        Group Discussion

        Duration
        20 Minutes
        Group Discussion Topic
        Indo China Relationship
        Interview Experience
        There were more topics like:
        1. Excellence v/s Talent 2. White lead on white paper
        Interview Tips
        Only 2 people were shortlisted from each group. In total, 12 were selected.
        Round 4

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Where would you see yourself in 5 years and in 10 years from now?
        • Question 2: What are your hobbies?
        • Question 3: If your CPI is low, justify it.
        • Question 4: Have you dealt with any similar language problem earlier(since the posting was in chennai)?
        Round 5

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Technical questions on Fluids/ Hydraulics
        • Question 2: What have you done in your BTP?
        • Question 3: What use your BTP can be put to? (Application of BTech Project)
        Interview Experience
        It was taken by two senior managers.
        Round 6

        Other Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Design any component on your own, if given a chance?
        • Question 2: General questions on MoS (Cantilever beam with Moment M, solve it)
        Interview Experience
        It was an Alumnus interview and varied between 15-35 minutes.The resume was reviewed by the interviewers and questions based on their internship were commonly asked to all.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          General Tips
          Be yourself and stay calm.
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          Caterpillar Inc Core engineering internship interview

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          Deepanath CFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core engineering role at Caterpillar Inc
          Interview Process
          Resume Shortlist HR Interview Technical Interview
          Round 1

          Resume Shortlist

          Interview Experience
          I got shortlisted after the first round i.e., Resume shortlist and during my interview I got to know that my resume was the sole responsible for my selection itself.
          Round 2

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
          • Question 2: Explain your resume
          Round 3

          Technical Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: What is casting, forging, etc?
          • Question 2: How will you choose which manufacturing process will be used for a product?
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Knowledge Of MS Office
          • 3D Modelling Software Skills
          • Publications
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          Caterpillar Inc Design engineer internship interview

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          Giridar VishwanathanFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Design engineer role at Caterpillar Inc
          Interview Process
          Resume Shortlist Test
          Round 1

          Resume Shortlist

          Interview Experience
          Not very transparent and highly delayed.
          Interview Tips
          Can indicate selection status immediately or within one day of announcement. One sentence describing reason for rejection or acceptance can be given.
          Round 2

          Test

          Test Sections
          • Section 1: N/A
          Interview Experience
          N/A
          Interview Tips
          N/A
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Python
          • Simulink
          • MATLAB
          General Tips
          Please let us know in case of rejection or waiting list, we have to apply to other companies as well to secure an intern and a simple sentence on reason for rejection will be very helpful.
          Motivation for applying
          Internationally reputed, Core mechanical company designing heavy machinery.
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          Caterpillar Inc Associate engineer interview

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          Sheetabha BajpayeeFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Associate engineer role at Caterpillar Inc
          Interview Process
          Test
          Round 1

          Test

          Duration
          60 Minutes
          No. of Questions
          45 questions
          Test Sections
            Interview Experience
            Questions were pretty basic from Mechanics of Solids, Hydraulics, Internal Combustion Engines, Production Engineering and last section was of aptitude & English.
            Interview Tips
            Read from books like Gere for MOS, Ganesan for ICE & keep preparing for basic aptitude right from the beginning of 7th semester (3rd semester for PG guys). Hydraulics is also quite important.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              Motivation for applying
              Premier research and development company in India as well as in world in the field of Diesel and natural gas engines. Hence, it is dream company for any mechanical engineering graduate interested in technical domain.
              Funny Moments
              At the end of interview, panel members said "You are too cool a guy to hang out with."
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              Caterpillar Inc Core engineering internship interview

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              Gokul NairFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core engineering role at Caterpillar Inc
              Interview Process
              Technical Interview
              Round 1

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                First , they asked questions based on my resume , the projects I had done e.t.c. They also asked me a few questions about CREO and MATLAB

                Then they gave two problem statements related to the work we were to do during the intern and asked us to give some suggestions for a solution.
                Interview Tips
                Go formally dressed . Also, be chill , interviewers will be quite informal and you can have a relaxed conversation. Do not lie in your resume or claim to have skills you do not. They will find out.
                General Tips
                Do not lie in your resume or during your interview. If you are honest and sincere in trying to solve the questions they ask during the interview, you will do great.
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                Caterpillar Inc Project trainee internship interview

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                Bhargava Ramu Ch S SFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Project trainee role at Caterpillar Inc
                Interview Process
                Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
                Round 1

                Resume Shortlist

                Interview Tips
                Mention your skill set that might be apt for intern profile.
                Round 2

                Technical Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  They were asking general questions related to programming and wanted to know my expertise in being able to code in python and c++
                  Interview Tips
                  command over basic algorithms ( search, sort etc ) would suffice.
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                  Caterpillar Inc Trainee internship interview

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                  Akhil AkkiFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Trainee role at Caterpillar Inc
                  Interview Process
                  Resume Shortlist
                  Round 1

                  Resume Shortlist

                  Interview Experience
                  Resume short list was based on CGPA and the programming language skills.
                  Interview Tips
                  knowing python could be helpful
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Python
                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Books
                  • how to think like a computer scientist python,
                  General Tips
                  Know what the company you are going to apply expects from you and write your resume according to that
                  Motivation for applying
                  I am interested in coding and this is one of the major qualities that this company expects from the people who apply to this company.
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                  Caterpillar Inc Simulation internship interview

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                  Bhargava Ramu Ch S SFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Simulation role at Caterpillar Inc
                  Interview Process
                  Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
                  Round 1

                  Resume Shortlist

                  Round 2

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                    • 3D Modelling Software Skills
                    • C++
                    • Python
                    General Tips
                    Stay cool and be honest .... answer with optimism
                    Motivation for applying
                    Sharpen my coding skill , an opportunity to learn things in industry standards
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                    Caterpillar Inc Associate engineer interview

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                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate engineer role at Caterpillar Inc
                    Interview Process
                    Test Group Discussion Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    Test Sections
                    • Section 1: Technical-1
                    • Section 2: Technical-2
                    • Section 3: Aptitude
                    Interview Experience
                    The main topics for the test areDesignManufacturing processesEnginesBasics of fluid mechanics (hydraulics)Aptitude section-general knowledge and English.
                    Round 2

                    Group Discussion

                    Interview Experience
                    The topics for group discussions are based on current affairs and general knowledge, like the introduction of FDI markets. You can also be given more general topics like importance of education, success in failure.
                    Interview Tips
                    Importance is given to general knowledge.It is a leadership profile, the main focus was on communication skills, ability to work with and lead a team.
                    Round 3

                    Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      One or two rounds of interviewTechnical questions based on the projects and internships can be asked. Be prepared for practical applications of the concepts learned in class.
                      Interview Tips
                      Prepare well for standard HR questionsLeadership qualities, PoRs , resume are given weightage
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

                        Resources

                        Preparation materials

                        Courses
                        • IC Engines ,
                        • Fluid Mechanics,
                        • Manufacturing Technology ,
                        • Strength of Materials,
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