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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 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 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 Engineering software internship interview

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SUNEEL KUMAR MATAMFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Engineering software role at Caterpillar Inc in Dec, 2015
Interview Process
HR Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Describe yourself and what activities you participated in campus ?
Interview Experience
I simply elaborated on whatever I mentioned in resume and told my interests
Interview Tips
Prepare your resume well and be prepared to answer questions about your projects
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Programming Skills In Any Language Like C
  • Ability To Deliver On A Project
Skill Tips
It is better to know python.
General Tips
Stay cool and describe whatever experiences y
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Caterpillar Inc Application developer internship interview

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SriramFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Application developer role at Caterpillar Inc
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
We were shortlisted based on our Resumes by particular supervisors based on their projects
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How Comfortable you are working with MATLAB
Interview Experience
Project described to me involves working on MATLAB, They want to know my proficiency in MATLAB
Skills

Skills Tested

  • MATLAB
General Tips
Be prepared to answer any technical aspect regarding your previous Projects
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Caterpillar Inc Project trainee internship interview

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Sai Bhargava RamuFresherSelected
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 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 Associate engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Associate engineer role at Caterpillar Inc in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
No. of Questions
40 questions
Interview Experience
Core mechanical questions (objective type)
Interview Tips
revise strength of materials, IC engines, turbomachinery, manufacturing technology etc.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Asked about my projects
Interview Tips
Be prepared to explain and answer anything from your projects
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Caterpillar Inc internship interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Caterpillar Inc
Interview Process
Technical Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: About my projects
Interview Experience
I explained clearly about my projects. They had asked questions on it and I was able answer them well
Interview Tips
Prepare well on your projects or internships
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Confidence
  • Basic Concepts
Skill Tips
Be confident on what you have said
General Tips
Be confident
Motivation for applying
When I did my project in CFI, I was in gears design part and I had learned a bit of it. From that moment I got interest in gears and automobile stuff. This is the reason I have applied
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Caterpillar Inc interview

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

Test

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 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 DESIGN ENGINEER interview

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    AnonymousFresherNot Selected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for DESIGN ENGINEER role at Caterpillar Inc
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    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 an event called Robocon 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.
    Round 2

    Test

    Duration
    90 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    60 questions
    Interview Experience
    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, 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 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    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 the Robocon 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

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      Caterpillar Inc Simulation internship interview

      , 3.4k views
      Sai Bhargava RamuFresherSelected
      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

      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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