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General Electric [ GE ] Core internship interview

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Sateesh SivakotiFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core role at General Electric [ GE ]
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
50 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: APTITUDE SECTION
  • Section 2: TECHNICAL SECTION
Interview Experience
The Aptitude and Technical sections contain 25 questions each. There were three types of tests - Mechanical, ECE and Software. I wrote the mechanical test. The technical section contained questions from courses in aerospace, mechanical and few from material sciences. I couldn't solve all the questions. Probably solved around 60% of the paper perfectly and guessed the remaining.
Interview Tips
There won't be enough time to finish the paper, so we must solve fast. Also, there isn't any negative marking. So, take advantage.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Describe the projects you have done?
  • Question 2: Explain the physics of a C-D nozzle.
  • Question 3: What are the applications of over-expanded and under-expanded nozzle flows?
  • Question 4: What are shock diamonds?
Interview Experience
The interview went smoothly. I was able to answer most of the questions. If I didn't know the answer to a question, I said I didn't know.The interviewer was kind enough to clear my doubts.The questions asked were of the basics in gas dynamics.
Interview Tips
Be confident in whatever you say. Say that you don't know the answer directly if that's the case. Expect questions from the BASICS of the core courses you have taken. It helps if you have done a good project or internship elsewhere. Also make sure that you convey your area of interest/s very clearly.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Run me through your resume.
  • Question 2: Tell me about your interests.
  • Question 3: Why do you want to intern at this company?
  • Question 4: Where do you think the aviation industry is headed?
  • Question 5: Elaborate on the projects you have done.
Interview Experience
The interview went well. I was fairly confident in answering the questions.
Interview Tips
Show confidence, speak freely and make sure you smile. We all know the kind of questions that would be asked in a HR interview. So prepare yourself beforehand, but make sure it doesn't sound like you're reciting something you have mugged. It should be like a general conversation.
General Tips
Be honest. Don't make up things. If the interviewer(HR in particular) thinks you are bluffing about your opinion on a certain topic, make sure that you have facts backing up your opinion. Working on a decent core project/internship beforehand would be very helpful. Apply only if you are deeply motivated to work for a core company, the interviewers would find out anyway if your interest lies elsewhere. See that you have material relevant to the internship profiles offered by the company. And always be confident in body language and conversation.
Motivation for applying
I'm an aviation enthusiast and it's my dream to work for the giants in this field. General Electric engines are the most reliable engines in the commercial aviation industry and I see this segment of aviation being a monopoly
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General Electric [ GE ] Graduate trainee interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Graduate trainee role at General Electric [ GE ]
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    The test conducted had three parts (each part is approximately one hour long).
    Part-1: Tested mathematical and analytical skills. The questions were quite simple and one hour is more than necessary for this part. 
    Part-2: Tested technical skills. The questions in this part are administered depending on your department (AE, ME, EE). Each of the three eligible department gets the appropriate technical test. I can only attest to the aerospace test. The aerospace test was mainly about fluid mechanics and jet propulsion. The questions can be easily answered if you have a good grasp of your third year syllabus on jet propulsion. 
    Part-3: It was related to HR. They asked about why I thought GE was special, why I think I am special, what my career goals were, etc.
    Interview Tips
    DOs: Be relaxed and answer the test attentively. GE places enormous importance on your technical knowledge. Therefore, do ensure that you prepare for the test by brushing up on your third-year jet propulsion course. 
    DONTs: There will be enough time to complete the test, don’t rush.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    Technical interview may in itself consist of two rounds (like I had). The three eligible departments are further divided based on your field of interest. In aerospace, there were three sub divisions: dynamics, structures, and aerodynamics. Each sub division has an expert panel to interview you. I went to the dynamics panel (two rounds). In the first round, they asked me fundamental questions about dynamics in aerospace engineering: vibration of a beam, natural frequencies, mode shapes, etc. Some questions on fundamentals of jet propulsion: Brayton cycle, parts of jet engine, etc. In the second round, they asked me questions more directly related to GE’s core interests: jet engines. Rotordynamics is an important aspect of jet engine R&D. They asked me about the various modes of a jet engine rotor: bouncing, pitching, bending, etc. They asked me about the critical speeds at which each of these modes would get excited.
    Interview Tips
    DOs: The usual: be confident, relaxed, speak slowly and clearly. Be friendly.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    The HR wants to know why you want to join GE. Don’t give cliched answers like GE is a big company, GE is great, etc. They already know that. They want to know why you feel GE is the right place for you. On the other hand, they also want to know why GE should take the trouble to hire you. Be confident and speak about your strengths and weaknesses, but don’t make it seem as though you are gloating. Having good communication skills will always help you in this round.
    Interview Tips
    DOs: Speak freely, act like you are having a conversation and not a rigid interview. GE is a liberal company and they like people who are naturally confident and can speak comfortably. Smile. 
    DONTs: Make it seem like your answers are rehearsed.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Math ability is quite important but quantitative ability as required in CAT is not really necessary.<br /> Programming: MATLAB, C, C++<br /> Software: Simulink, ANSYS, FLUENT
      General Tips
      GE needs to be convinced that you will not go on for higher studies. You have to convince them that you will work for them for a long period of time.

      Strong technical basics, good academic profile, good and relevant projects are basic requirements. Publications are an added bonus. GE goes the extra length to make sure that they don’t hire students who will end up going abroad for higher studies. They literally grill you about your higher educational goals versus your professional goals and seek to know which is more important to you. All the best!
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      General Electric [ GE ] Graduate trainee interview

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      FresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Graduate trainee role at General Electric [ GE ]
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        Not mentioned before but later in the offer letter i found that CGPA must be more than 7.5. It was a technical test. Heat transfer, thermodynamics, stress, material strength, fluid mechanics were all asked. Time management and accuracy is essential.
        Interview Tips
        Questions are not hard (average) but time is very less . So one must be quick and accurate. Don’t waste time on a single question if you are stuck.
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Experience
        Technical interview for short listed students based on their field (thermal or structures). I am from thermal background. All my questions were based on heat transfer and my project. Some of my friends were asked questions on fluid mechanics, turbo machinery. The questions which were asked to me were: 1. They gave me a plate and asked to discuss the heat transfer through it . Later they asked me about how to find the heat transfer coefficient (I answered: Nu=h*l/K). Then they asked me the significance of Nu. After this they asked me about Re, Pr numbers (some other numbers in fluid mechanics). They asked about Bi number, significance of Bi number , lumped body assumption and when this assumption can be taken. They also asked me to prove that. They asked me about CFD modelling, Finite Element Analysis as my projects were based on that. They are very particular about physical significance of terms and majority of my questions were on that.
        Interview Tips
        Do not mug up concepts as they ask every question in detail. Your answer to the first question leads them to their next question. Even if you do not know the answer, try to work out from basic concepts. You might even get help from the interviewer if your approach is good. If you are completely unaware of the question, tell them frankly about that and they might ask you other question where you might be able to impress them rather than wasting time with something you don’t know the answer to.
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
        • Question 2: Are you interested in PhD. If no, why not?
        • Question 3: What is your biggest achievement?
        • Question 4: Your biggest hurdle ( related to some academic project ) and how did you overcome it?
        Interview Experience
        General HR questions for short listed candidates (Technical is a bit difficult, once you clear that be confident; HR is very simple)
        Interview Tips
        Be confident and maintain eye contact. In the middle of the HR interview, he might ask you suddenly about your academic project. So, stay conscious.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          Skill Tips
          People with knowledge or experience in CFD modelling have an edge(especially for thermal and aerospace). People who are very good at stress analysis, strength and structures are preferred ( for Manufacturing specialization and aerospace)<br /> Academic credentials (My CGPA 8.18) was not that great but i answered all the questions in the interview) are very important . All the questions are related to the basic concepts but student must be well aware of them.<br /> Be thorough with the basics of Thermodynamics, heat transfer , fluid mechanics (for thermal and aerospace students) stress analysis, material strengths , design of machine elements (for manufacturing specialization). Don’t mug up the formulae , know about their physical significance. Most of the questions will be on basics, don’t waste ur time mugging big equations and derivations. The GATE book saved me a lot of my time. I went through it to get a basic idea of all the concepts and for each concept present there, I browsed the internet to get a further insight.
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          General Electric [ GE ] Edison engineer interview

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          ABHINAV KUMAR SINGHFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Edison engineer role at General Electric [ GE ]
          Interview Process
          Test Interview Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Duration
          60 Minutes
          No. of Questions
          40 questions
          Test Sections
          • Section 1: Quant
          • Section 2: Core-HeatTransfer/Design/CompSCi (Any One)
          Interview Experience
          Quant is going to be standard CAT type .Time Crunching is going to be the key. Give as many practice tests as possible. Standard near level CATFor Core: Relatively Easy , Heat transfer was quite simple with more stress on conduction GATE Book is sufficient.
          Interview Tips
          Keep track of tome and sections . DO read instructions carefully,try answering as many as possible in Quant as that's going to be the deciding factorWeightage:Quant: 80%Core:20%
          Round 2

          Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Tell me about
          • Question 2: Why GE
          • Question 3: What product you like the most made byGE
          • Question 4: What would you like to make in GE
          • Question 5: Hobby
          Interview Experience
          Very relaxed, very comfortable and sytematic. They were eager to know about you and would like to hear the three words in any answer "ETHICS>INTEGRITY>INNOVATION"Speak it out in Tell me about yourself and you're in for sure.
          Interview Tips
          Kind of said above,  Make sure bring Edison in conversation they like to hear about it
          Round 3

          Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Why Dual Degree and Mech
          • Question 2: Subject you love the most and why
          • Question 3: Strength Of material:1. Stress and pressure?difference?
          • Question 4: Find the stress and failure condition for a truss system?
          • Question 5: Pressure vessel Thick and derivation ?
          • Question 6: Buckling Derivation ?
          • Question 7: Dual Degree Project ?
          Interview Experience
          They were looking for depth rather than width of your knowledge. They want derivations not final results, even of you make a mistake they'll help you rectify that. Just show your enthusiasm for Mechanical Engineering.
          Interview Tips
          IT's going to be the deciding factor as only those who clear technical round will be called for HR. If your performance is good in tech interview than HR will be a cakewalk else it will be trickier.Please give in 3 days preparation for subject you like and 3 hrs for reading about GE. Try to integrate your subject expertise to their products...... might sound a bit too much but they have so many, you could find one and .... you're through...ALL THE BEST....
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Core mechanical fundaes
          Skill Tips
          "Prepare one subject but make sure you reach a perfection level."
          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Books
          • Strength of Material- RC Hibbler (Interview),
          • Machine Design- RL Norton (interview),
          • Any GATE Book and Previous year papers (For Test),
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          General Electric [ GE ] Edison engineer interview

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          Pranav MulayFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Edison engineer role at General Electric [ GE ]
          Interview Process
          Resume Shortlist Test Interview Interview
          Round 1

          Resume Shortlist

          Interview Experience
          Had a lot of technical stuff in the resume and edited out the co-curriculars. But I guess was shortlisted based on my performance in the test, as a lot of others with stronger resumes (technically) were not shortlisted.
          Interview Tips
          GE while shortlisting engineering talent at IIT's doesn't care much about the extra-curriculars. And we tend to have a lot of them on our resumes. Would suggest emphasizing the projects done and the impact of those in the resumes.
          Round 2

          Test

          Test Sections
            Interview Experience
            The test was basically around the fundamentals of Mechanical Engg. Not very difficult but tested the candidate on fundamental concepts.
            Interview Tips
            A basic prep of relevant coursework should suffice.
            Round 3

            Interview

            Interview Experience
            A lot of emphasis on my coursework and Dual Degree Project. Most of the discussion revolved around the DDP and adjacent fields. Apart from the technical details the interviewer curious about the impact that the project would finally create. This, as I understand now, is a requirement for the profile we're hired into.
            Some guys had two rounds of technical interviews but in my case the interviewer after one round had made it very clear that I had got the job. I later understood that most of the people had two rounds and very few had a single round.
            Interview Tips
            Steer the discussion toward your strengths. The interviewers are generally very friendly, but don't bullshit them as most of them are individuals who occupy engineering leadership roles at GE's Bangalore Center.
            Be prepared to do some math on a paper, I was asked to formulate some of the stuff I was talking about my DDP. If you don't know something it is better to shut up than speculate.
            Round 4

            Interview

            Interview Experience
            Was basically a formality, the interviewer chatted for a while about what I had done at IIT, what I liked/disliked about my college. Asked me to rate myself on a few things. Asked my rationale behind the evaluation.
            Interview Tips
            In my opinion the HR interview is just a show. The technical interview IS the interview. If get that right you're through.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              Resources

              Preparation materials

              Courses
              • Basic mechanical engineering courses,
              • Courses around your projects,
              General Tips
              If you're technically sound should not be difficult to crack this.
              Motivation for applying
              The EEDP program is a good profile for people who're interested to pursue careers in engineering. GE as an engineering brand is huge.
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              General Electric [ GE ] Edison engineer interview

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              FresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Edison engineer role at General Electric [ GE ]
              Interview Process
              Test Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Test

              Duration
              20 Minutes
              Test Sections
              • Section 1: Technical
              Interview Experience
              Topics: 
              a) Subjective  
              b) Fluid & Programming, speed of boat/stream type, problem on age, Mohr Circle, B.M. , deflection, shear stress in circular c/s, CAT type questions, where shear stress in maximum in the diagram? In a sphere what is the ratio between volumetric strain and circumferential strain, torsion natural frequency of a system having a circular disc connected to a rod? Given: Circle- radius, 2 chord lengths, fixed relation between distance from centre of chords if they are having a ratio of 1:2 lengthwise 
              c) Puzzles - A.P sum to n terms, GP next no. in series, A starts t1 B starts t2 at what time will they meet?  
              d) Geometry, probability, pipe and cisterns, turbines and compressors
              Round 2

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Axial compressor functioning of GT engines
              • Question 2: Principle stress and strain
              • Question 3: Natural frequency of beam problem
              • Question 4: Shear centre, finite element methods
              • Question 5: Fracture mechanics
              • Question 6: Composites
              • Question 7: Strength of materials
              • Question 8: Predict next few numbers in series
              • Question 9: Algorithm to reduce size of stored matrix
              • Question 10: Bending moment and load displacement relation
              • Question 11: Derive expression of lift over air fail
              • Question 12: Write algorithm to store given data in different formats
              • Question 13: Basic fluid dynamics questions, turbulence
              • Question 14: Discretization schemes and error analysis on CFD
              Round 3

              HR Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: What are the major projects you have done? (On Thesis )
              • Question 2: Introduce yourself, tell something other than resume?
              • Question 3: Why IITK are you capable of taking pressure in company? Give examples
              • Question 4: Family background
              • Question 5: Managerial skills, weakness
              • Question 6: Why not higher studies
              • Question 7: Tell some products in the market you would feel proud you were part of the team?
              • Question 8: Why this company?
              Skills

              Skills Tested

                General Tips
                Study: 

                1. R.S. Agrawal of quantitative problems is a good solution. 

                2. Fluid mechanics 

                3. Strength of materials 

                4. Dynamics and vibration 

                5. FEM 

                6. Fracture and fatigue 

                7. Composite materials 

                8. C++/C 

                9. Data Structure 

                10. Probability and stats. 

                11. Heat and mass transfer 

                12. Fluid dynamics and rate processes

                13. CFD 

                14. Turbulence. 

                15. Thesis is the key factor

                16. Structural analysis

                17. Dynamic and vibration

                18. FEM propulsion
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                General Electric [ GE ] Edison engineer interview

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                Sai Bharadwaj PFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Edison engineer role at General Electric [ GE ]
                Interview Process
                Technical Interview HR Interview
                Round 1

                Technical Interview

                Interview Experience
                I was asked to explain each and every project in my CV and was asked cross questions. The interviewer also asked questions based on the topics related to my projects. I was also asked about various softwares I know which I mentioned in my resume. Most of the questions asked were related to hardware and practical applications. Most of the interviewers ask us to choose a topic in which we are comfortable and then ask us questions in that topic.
                Interview Tips
                Be very confident and also very clear with the resume. Be prepared with the major subject of the projects. For example, if you have done a project on designing a controller for some system, then be thorough with control systems part.
                When the interviewer asks if you have anything to ask him, ask him very specifically about his work and his team and it would be nice if the interviewer is asked some questions from you in return.
                I even asked him the answers to most of the questions he asked me and also which I couldn't answer. He clarified my dubts and we had a great time.
                Round 2

                HR Interview

                Interview Experience
                Very simple interview. Typical HR questions. HR interview was just a formality. Just need to convince him that you won't leave the company and also if going for higher studies, you would go through GE only.
                Interview Tips
                Smile and be friendly to the HR. Try to be a little informal.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Power Electronics
                • Electrical Machines
                Skill Tips
                Be thorough with the projects done and the corresponding fields they are related to.
                General Tips
                Clarify the interviewer about what topics you are not comfortable with.
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                General Electric [ GE ] Edison engineer interview

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                FresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Edison engineer role at General Electric [ GE ]
                Interview Process
                Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
                Round 1

                Test

                Test Sections
                • Section 1: Mathematics
                • Section 2: Quantitative Aptitude
                • Section 3: Core subjects
                Interview Experience
                There is a preliminary exam comprising 5 papers following which one has to write One Math and Quantitative paper and One or more Core papers depending on the student’’s interest. Core subjects: A. Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics B. Structures C. Controls D. Programming ( Based on C tricks etc ).
                Interview Tips
                Decent grasp over Math and Quant is good enough. Good knowledge in core subjects mentioned above. Complete grip on knowedge imparted through projects and field work. Do’s: One is advised to take more than one paper in case One is unsure of which paper to take. In this manner, one has high probability of getting shortlisted.
                Round 2

                Technical Interview

                Interview Experience
                Completely technical based questions depending on which profile they have chosen you for.
                Round 3

                Technical Interview

                Interview Experience
                If they want to evaluate your knowledge in two or more fields they will tell you to sit for one more round. This may not be compulsory for all. If a person is interested to give tech interview in one more field they conduct this.
                Round 4

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Why GE ?
                • Question 2: Tell us about yourself
                Interview Experience
                Frankly, this is fun. Same old questions regarding positives and negatives.
                Interview Tips
                Just try and show yourself as an asset to the company in a respectful manner. Be confident. After clearing tech round, this should not be a problem.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Programming
                • Quantitative Aptitude
                Skill Tips
                CGPA > 8.0, Good knowledge in any of the fields namely, structures, fluid mechanics, controls, tools and programming (tools - Ansys, fluent etc, programming - scientific programming C is a must, any other known programming language would be an added advantage). Decent math & quantitative ability. Proficiency with core subjects. Proficiency with the scientific programming would be of added advantage.
                General Tips
                Written test isn’t that hard .It’s completely based on fundamentals of the subject. What one has read in 4 years is enough, there’s no need for extra preparation.One should have command over the subjects before turning up for the interview.
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                General Electric [ GE ] Graduate trainee interview

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                AmanFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Graduate trainee role at General Electric [ GE ]
                Interview Process
                Resume Shortlist Test Interview Interview
                Round 1

                Resume Shortlist

                Interview Tips
                A decent effort is required in making CV... All technical projects and internships should be written effectively.
                POR is not required.
                Round 2

                Test

                Duration
                60 min Minutes
                Test Sections
                • Section 1: 10 Technical question of Mechanical System Design Only. Nothing from Manufacturing and thermal.
                • Section 2: Subjective Question based on personality and question like (Why do you want to join GE)
                Interview Experience
                Nice experience..
                Interview Tips
                Knowledge of design matters
                Round 3

                Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Asked about Favourite subject.. and was asked about topic from it.
                • Question 2: Why CG is low?
                • Question 3: What is endurance limit?
                • Question 4: Fracture MEchanics ?
                • Question 5: Your plans about Ph.D ?
                • Question 6: Physical significance of endurance limit, nodes?
                • Question 7: How to identify Nodes just by seeing a Machine?
                • Question 8: Physical significance of different energy theories?
                Interview Tips
                Prepare Design subjects properly. Try to Know the Physical significance of every possible topic.
                Keep Calm and if you a little bit answer try to frame it..interviewer will help u if u r on right track.
                But don't stick to a question if u have no idea about that..
                Round 4

                Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Tell me about Yourself ?
                • Question 2: Information about Family background
                • Question 3: Strength and weakness with example?
                • Question 4: What was the reason of failure in the interview of earlier company?
                Interview Tips
                If you are mentioning your strengths and weakness then be ready with at least one example.
                Focus on your strength
                Think and answer
                Try to give real answer
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Technical Knowledge
                General Tips
                If you are in Mechanical System Design. You have a high chance. Prepare all design subjects.
                Motivation for applying
                Dream company for people who want to work in core engineering.

                Edison Engineering Development programme is world recognized
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                General Electric [ GE ] Core internship interview

                5.7k views
                Srinivas ChitturiFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Core role at General Electric [ GE ]
                Interview Process
                Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview
                Round 1

                Resume Shortlist

                Interview Experience
                Selection is irrespective of cgpa and whoever applied was eligible to write the written test. CGPA above 6 shud clear the resume shortlist
                Round 2

                Test

                Duration
                50 Minutes
                No. of Questions
                60 questions
                Test Sections
                • Section 1: Aptitude
                • Section 2: Technical
                Interview Experience
                The aptitude questions are of moderate difficulty. Practicing some questions online would get you through. The technical questions were difficult. In 2016 it was mostly asked from gears and failure theories. The topics from which they ask Jeeps changing so nothing can be guaranteed about that
                Round 3

                Technical Interview

                Interview Experience
                Interview started by me explaining my project and why I did that particular project. There were questions from mostly fluid mechanics
                Interview Tips
                Do not use terms loosely as they will build up on them and go deeper. Knowledge of topics in profile description is a must.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Technical Questions
                General Tips
                They are mostly looking for students with high cgpa but if you have good technical knowledge and a cgpa just above 8 you have good chances to get through
                Motivation for applying
                Interested in aviation technologies from the very beginning. It was then a natural choice to apply for this company
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