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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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Sumit PatilFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
'Engineer as politician' and 'Energy audit and engineers role in it'
Interview Experience
GD- Mainly they divided trical candidates in two groups. 1st containing sc and st candidates, 2nd had general and OBC and around 35 people in 2 groups. 14-14 candidates each turned up for GD. They gave engineering related topics- for first group engineer as politician and for 2nd energy audit and engineers role in it were the topics. every candidate is given 2 chances to speak. 1st everybody is asked to pitch their own ideas and thoughts. again the invigilator will ask you to add any relevant points if you want. Finally they will ask one of you to summarize wholediscussion.
Interview Tips
Just speak relevant things, don't try to sell fake facts, they will catch you. and whilesummarizing don't add new points,stick to whatever the group has already discussed, theywere adamant about it. one of our group mate got scolded in spite of speaking very goodbecause he brought incorrect fact and while summarizing tried to add new point.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Experience
For me it was kind of stress interview. One of the panel member asked me the question even before asking me to sit. After greeting them I tried to answer the first question, but he was ready with second question. both the questions were regarding transformer protection. I explained buchholz relay for transformer protection with diagram, they asked about other ways of transformer protection, I could only explain one more method of over current protection.They said explain two more, but I couldn't. Afterwards, they asked me about types of circuit breakers and working I answered them 50-50. advantage of HVAC transmission I told. After that they asked me random questions like material used in transmission, material density, comparison between different material for transmission based on resistivity, cost and density(I was not able to answer most of them, and I was stressed out), suddenly everybodystarted asking questions (4-panel members), I took my time, and most of the time after taking considerable time for answering difficult question I  would tell I don't know. When questions got exhausted they asked me which subject is my favorite, and whether I have any knowledge of management,  I told mathematics is my favorite and for management I had taken 3 optional EE, MTP, MM. they asked about basic definition of management, bernoulliequation for liquid,and Archimedes principle of floating body (I don't know why).
Interview Tips
Keep calm and take your time, even if the ask too many questions at a time, and say no if you really don't know the answer. Finally HR asked me to briefly explain all the projects I have done(15 minutes)
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • V.K Mehta - specifically protection,
  • circuit breakers and power transmission part.,
  • Ashfaq Hussain - machines,
General Tips
Nothing specific, don't give up even if you don't know A single answer. I couldn't answer more than half the questions. Try to use pen and pencil to illustrate the things which you can't explain with words and please never sell fake facts in core job interview, if you don't know, say so.
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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Pranay GourFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bhubaneshwar for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Technical Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
20 mins Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Role of Civil Engineers in infrastructure development of Indian cities. (present and future aspects )
Interview Experience
First round of selection process was GD. Total 35 B.Tech candidates appeared from all the branches (Civil + Mech. + Elec.) and 12 students from MSc Geotech. appeared for the post of Management Trainee. The GD was done branch wise, for ex. 12 candidates from civil engg. (including me) made one group of GD and likewise total four groups gave GD. As you can notice that the topic of GD is quite simple and civil grads. can easily speak upon it.
Interview Tips
Speak relevant points only. It does not matter how much you spoke, but the points you raised. Try to cover all the aspects regarding topic i.e., Technical, Economical and Social. Speak clearly and politely in an audible tone.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Interview was mainly technical. There were expert technical recruiters who were testing the basic knowledge of students about their respective branches. If you are a civil grad. , revise all the courses you have gone through since your 2nd year. Atleast make your fundamentals clear. They asked me questions about Strength of materials and Structural Analysis for ex. how to analysis of beams subjected to some loading conditions (you have to explain the process, no need to do exact calculations ) , shear force and bending moment diagrams, reinforcement detailing of beams and slabs. Then they asked me what are my topics of interest. This is a critical question, tell only those topics in which you can answer maximum questions. My topic of interest was Concrete technology, so they asked me about Tests for fresh state concrete and hardened state concrete, some basic questions about construction practices, gradation of aggregates, what is design mix and explain its procedure, initial and final setting time of concrete etc. etc. The point is be thorough with your basics. Answer precisely, do not give vague answer, say no if you really don't know the answer.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Revised Important Subjects Of B Tech,
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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Sachin SalianFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
'While planning the township for Coal India employees at a mine site what all information is required?
Interview Experience
Initially there was a GD. Civil had two groups. Everybody got a chance to speak once. In the end anyone could volunteer to summarize the discussion. Topic of my GD was: 'While planning the township for Coal India employees at a mine site what all information is required?' Few students got shortlisted for the personal Interview which was the next round.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Your favorite subject and questions about that.
  • Question 2: 'Why this company?'
Interview Experience
We also had a document verification where they checked our X, XII and semester mark sheets. The only extracurricular certificate they accepted was of NCC. Personal Interview was for approximately 20 mins. In the interview they would ask you your favorite subject and question you about that. So it is best to prepare that subject well and go. For e.g. if you say concrete technology then they will ask questions like what are the tests for fresh concrete, hardened concrete, tests for aggregates etc. They will also ask for specifics like slump value of pumpable concrete.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
If you are going for a company prepare the question 'Why this company?' well. Coal India employers want to make sure that you will stay with them. They had asked me this question along with a lot information about the company such as What are Coal India's subsidiaries? Where are they located? In how many years does one get promoted from E1 grade to higher grades? Find out more about the company well before going and if possible speak to alumni working there well in advance.
General Tips
It was a challenging experience. I didn't expect to get selected. Keeping calm is the key. I had given many interviews for different companies. Giving sensible/intelligent answers is critical. Giving haphazard answers gives a wrong impression. Do not have expectations from any company.
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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Mustafa QuadriFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
Selections are based on pointer, there is a GD.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Experience
Interview Round (technical and HR both). People who are interviewing want to see whether you understand them or have just mugged up. Projects which might have done is also important. Contrary to the popular belief, pointer matters period. Don’t try to fake, interviewers are good at catching them and then screwing you over because of it, just be honest.
Interview Tips
Know your abilities and when asked about something which you know nothing of, answer truthfully. Please have a shave before coming. Remember you are selling yourself. Everyone's extra nervous on their first interview, it gets better with experience. If you have messed up one too many interviews take a time out and think about it, talk with your friends, get honest feed back and build on it.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Be through with the basics, I cannot emphasize the importance of this. Placements are full of stress, anxiety, rejection. So in those times don't start any "habits" which you might regret later.Try meditation it helps.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Machines -Nagrath and kothrai,
  • Apti-agarwal,
Videos
  • Your body language shapes who you are - Amy Cuddy - YouTube,
  • Ted talk- Andy Puddicombe- All it takes is 10 mindful minutes.,
General Tips
I'll stop now with a quote. "Do not disturb yourself by picturing life as whole; do not assemble in your mind the many and varied troubles which have come to you in the past and will come again in the future, but ask yourself with regard to every present difficulty: 'what is there in this that is unbearable and beyond endurance?'
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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Pawan DubeyFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Durgapur for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Technical Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Make in India- opportunities and challenges
Interview Experience
Everyone was given two minutes initially to speak on the topic and then a general discussion was allowed.
Interview Tips
Try to give new points which anyone else has not pointed out.
Don't repeat the points of others.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 1. About Dragline and Dumpers used in mining.
  • Question 2: 2. What is the difference in the speeds of camshaft and crankshaft?
  • Question 3: 3. G codes in CNC, What is CNC?
  • Question 4: 4. Difference types of chips in metal cutting.
  • Question 5: 5. Discontinuous chips are formed in which materials?
Interview Experience
There was only one HR question, ''Tell me about yourself?''. Else the interview was completely technical.
Interview Tips
Be confident with your answers.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Fluid Mechanics - Som and Biswas,
  • I C Engines by V. Ganeshan,
Videos
  • Youtube.com/user/EngineeringExplained,
General Tips
Be prepared about the company.

And should have a good knowledge of the machines used in mining.
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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HarshaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Behavioural Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
10 Min Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Nation Building
Interview Experience
Everyone was given two minutes of time to speak. It was more of an extempore rather than a group discussion. We were given the freedom to choose a topic among ourselves, failing to do so a topic was given by the Chair. The group strength was of 15 students each.
Interview Tips
It is better to outperform in group discussion and get noticed. It makes you half selected. Try to touch technical, social and economical aspects of the given topic. A prior preparation on current trending topics will help you push further.
Round 2

Behavioural Interview

Interview Experience
Questions relating to your interest in the field were asked. The theme was based on why you want to join con India. Basic Tech Questions on Projects and Internship. The panel consisted of 10 Members.
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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GRIRAJ PRASHAD MEENAFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Dhanbad for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Technical Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
clean coal technology
Interview Experience
i spoken in hindi.I only spoken selected topic related to the topic.i totally concentrated to interviewer and fellows.
Interview Tips
Be cooll,speak frankly
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: TEll me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Question related to subject?
  • Question 3: Tell me about haul road?
  • Question 4: what is flame safety lamp?
Interview Experience
1.I told about me and my graduation and hobbies.Also about my achievements.2.I asked about minerals in rajasthan.       I  answered very well like lignite,cu,zn,pb,marbels.3.I answered it is generally gradient is 1in14 and stability is very important and its  floor is hard.4. i answered that it it used in detection of O2 and CH4. then they said OK.you can leave.
Interview Tips
Be confident
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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Nilesh RangariFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
Round 1-Group discussion. Proper kind of GD was organized. Everyone was given a chance to speak.So you can clearly put up your points.
Interview Tips
In GD don't repeat the points which someone has already covered.Try to come up with the points which are closely related to the topic. Try to cover both the aspects of the topic, positive as well as negative.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Experience
Round 2-Interview.There was a panel of 6 members.Everyone was above 45 and kind of chilled out.It started with some HR questions and then tech.In tech part they asked very basic things like Ohm's law, how fan works, how tubelight works etc. No grilling on any topic!
Interview Tips
In interview, be calm and don't panic while answering questions.Take your own time to answer the question(only if you know the answer properly!)
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
IV K Mehta for power systems and switchgear. Any book on induction and synchronous motor will also help.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • IV K Mehta,
General Tips
In tech part, mention only one topic which you have prepared well. Please don't tell every topic you have studied.I t was a cool experience and it feels awesome to get placed in PSU!
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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SUMANT KUMAR SHARMAFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Dhanbad for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
General Tips
For interview - It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a firm handshake. The interviewer is not interested in how much question you have answered its all about how do you approach to the answer.
Funny Moments
I wanted to shake hands with the interviewer but i thought i made them angry by being stick to the point  although i did not know that i was right or wrong then suddenly he said ' Dear you are done,send the next person.'
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Coal India Limited Management trainee interview

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Nirdesh KumarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Management trainee role at Coal India Limited
Interview Process
Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
They shortlisted some 40 students based on their CGPA in the respective categories, after coming to campus there was a GD out of which some 17 people got selected.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Experience
Then there was a Personal interview and 10 got selected at the end.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
No extra preparation required just the normal notes of class and wherever doubt existed got it cleared from NPTEL videos they were really helpful.Be confident in whatever you know. Don't take any tension about whatever you don't know as you cannot change anything regarding that. Never beat around the bush. Be straight forward. Always go with a smile come back with a smile and be Confident. Confidence matters a lot.
General Tips
It was a wonderful experience knowing half of the things not knowing quite some of them and finally getting selected. One thing I knew I did not fake around with any of the question. Guys Never feel bad if not selected, because it is not destined for you. there is something better waiting for you.
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