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Idea Sales interview

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Ajinkya DeshpandeFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at DMS IIT DELHI for Sales role at Idea
Interview Process
Group Discussion Other Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
15 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Is stock market a true indicator of a country's economy?
Interview Experience
It was a group of 7. No fish market, fairly balanced. Everybody knew the topic pretty well. But the Finance guys pitched in a lot of times. I started off the GD by explaining what factors actually affect the economy and whether stock market affects these factors can be discusses upon. The GD mainly focused on India, but we also discussed how the stock market in developed countries differs from developing countries, and hence its tracking of the economy is also different. I pitched in about four-five times in 15 mins.
Interview Tips
One absolutely needs to know numbers of India's economy like GDP, Inflation, Stock market, etc. There needs to be a basic study done before-hand in order to succeed in a GD such as this. Also, since Finance guys were trying to get a little technical with the topic, it was important for the non technical guys to not let them have the track. Thus, always keep the GD's track/discussion closer to your strengths, otherwise you will lose it.
Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Family Background
  • Question 2: CV related questions
  • Question 3: Do I read or write stuff apart from my academics? About what?
  • Question 4: Explain Prisoner's Dilemma (in one sentence)
  • Question 5: My planned career trajectory
  • Question 6: Why Sales? (Read the explanation for further elaboration on this)
Interview Experience
It was the shortest interview on campus. Lasted only 8-10 mins. Other candidates who got selected had interviews lasting 1 hour and 1 hr 15 mins. It was mostly an HR interview, though two out of the three people were from the management department. I had an engineering background, but then worked as Media Planner at Omnicom Media Group, so I was asked about this change of career track and how it all fits together. The answer that actually did the trick for me was the explanation Prisoner's Dilemma. I was luckily able to give the exact one line answer that the interviewer was looking for. For them, the interview was done after that.
But they had offered the profile of Service Delivery, and I wanted Sales. I told the Idea representatives that I wanted Sales profile and that I will not be joining if they offered Service Delivery. I was then asked a couple of questions on why I wanted the Sales profile and why they should offer me a profile that they are not offering to others at my college. I was able to justify my choice and was, in a way, adamant on getting Sales. It was either Sales or no offer.
The results were out at the end of all interviews and I was offered Sales profile, which I obviously accepted.
Interview Tips
Understant the interviewer and the mood that is being set. You need to drive the interview questions and not the other way round. Prepare a lot about your CV, your specialisation and your strengths. Keep the interview around these strengths. As soon as the interviewer drives the questions, you are out of the reckoning.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. But be focused on your key areas, dont prepare hapazardly.
General Tips
Prepare a lot around your key strengths. And make every round be guided around these strengths.
Motivation for applying
Profile and sector.
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Idea interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Idea
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
58 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Technical
Interview Experience
35 questions were asked in 1st of the two tests and they were simple and an alert person can solve 60-70 % easily which was more than enough.
English had some questions like identifying whether the given statement is
syntactically, semantically and grammatically correct.
45 questions were asked in the 2nd (technical) test and the questions spanned almost all subjects of ECE. Analog, Digital, electronics, DC, MPS, LICA, DICA, CN, Telematics, Cell comm. etc. were some topics asked. Questions were very simple though. Some question from electrical power asked too, like dc motor, transformer etc. 45 out of 50 applied cleared the round.
Interview Tips
For Apti, be in touch at a "birds eye view level" of all ECE subjects. It will definitely help.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Prohibition
Interview Experience
Prohibition does not serve its purpose: I started the discussion. I listened to friends but we could not conclude.
Interview Tips
In GD please do not over speak. Here and point out at others remarks. Conclude properly and do not mention anything after you have concluded.
Round 3

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
IIT Funds
Interview Experience
Should funds of IITs and IIMs be diverted to primary education: I made some valid points and listened patiently to others and finally we did conclude here.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Questions on principle of PLL, VCO, types of capacitors and diodes (and principle of varactor diode) were asked. They also asked about my project details (which was related to IP).
I had to convince them that I was interested in communications... so i
spoke something on source coding in a DC system. Please do this since they are looking for comm engg.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How would you shape your career?
  • Question 2: About CAT and GATE
  • Question 3: If I pursue higher education what will be my area of specialization?
  • Question 4: What gets u irritated? How would u tackle the situation if this happens?
Interview Experience
When they asked about CAT and GATE, I said that I didn't give CAT and I will attempt GATE but as a 2nd choice. Finally they asked me about my
family.
Interview Tips
In interviews, don't let them have an impression that you have plans of higher studies as a first choice.
Be prepared for some HR questions like the ones asked above.
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Idea interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Idea
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Reasoning / Analytical
  • Section 2: Technical
Interview Experience
in the first 30 mins around 35 questions were asked which covered verbal, quant and analytical reasoning. The question related to quant and analytical were very easy.
In the next 30 mins around 35 technical questions were there. Technical questions covered mostly all sections of electronics but questions related to analog were less.
Interview Tips
One needs to study somewhat for verbal where you need to know semantic, syntactic and other such types of sentences.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
'Prohibition does not serve the purpose' and Should the funds given to IIT's and IIM's diverted for primary education'
Interview Experience
We were given 2 topics and for each topic time alloted was around 7 mins.
Most of the shortlisting of students was done during GD itself.
Interview Tips
It's very important that you listen to others while
giving your point. Dont just try to oppose others without valid reasoning.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Most of the technical questions were easy. I was asked questions mostly on communication 1. GSM architecture 2. Different modulation (Analog/Digital)
3. Questions related to digital modulation etc.

The interview was very good and the panel members were very communicative. They patiently listened to my arguments as well as my talk. Even though I was not able to answer some questions related to GSM and communication, I tried to answer whatever I knew.
Interview Tips
Project work and explanation in detail about the different projects you did is important.
Be frank in the interview and tell whatever you know.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
They asked about my family background, whether I am giving GATE or CAT exam, why my projects were mostly related to RFID, how come I am a Canadian citizen and why didn't I take Indian citizenship and some other questions like what you liked and disliked about their Aptitude Test. Be very frank and tell whatever you feel, I told them that there was mass copying going on during the aptitude test and many other true things.
General Tips
Be frank and study in detail about your projects.
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Idea interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Idea
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test : 10 Minutes
  • Section 2: Quantitative : 10 Minutes
  • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical : 5 Minutes
  • Section 4: Verbal English : 10 Minutes
  • Section 5: Technical : 50 Minutes
Interview Experience
The test was on line in nature.it had all the sections as mentioned above unlike previous years. It was conducted by Assess People group. The Quantitative and Aptitude Test was very easy, could be finished in no time with minimum preparation, questions on Percentages, ratio, time n work etc were asked. in Verbal English section RC was asked. it was easy and was given 10 minutes to ans two RC's. The technical round wasn't so easy, it had questions from antenna, microwave, cdma & gsm techniques, modulation schemes, microprocessor n controllers, networking (basic Q's on layers and their use), a couple of questions on C and transformers n rectifiers.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Pull out of Tata from Singur- 20 minutes
Interview Experience
Just talked about "Pull out of Tata from Singur" - who gained Mamta or the people of singur.
Interview Tips
You should have proper knowledge about the topic and if you don't have it then it's kinda difficult for you to compete in between.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Few Q's on microwave, cdma & gsm techniques, modulation schemes were asked. Though it was very simple,
they just asked only the basic stuff.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
It was overall a pleasant experience. The interviewers were very friendly n cool. The whole interview process was pretty simple, but time consuming.
Interview Tips
30 mins of HR, make them believe that you are a good team player and you will not leave the company.
General Tips
Prepare the following subjects well - Antenna Microwaves, Digital Comm Networks and improve your co curricular activities. All the best.
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Idea interview

3.4k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Idea
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test : 20 Minutes
  • Section 2: Quantitative : 20 Minutes
  • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical : 0 Minutes
  • Section 4: Verbal English : 0 Minutes
  • Section 5: Technical : 50 Minutes
Interview Experience
It was an online test. Had aptitude and technical questions. in aptitude questions there were three sections of 10 to 15 questions each. Each section tested different aspects like mental ability, speed and logical aptitude. The technical paper covered almost all the aspects of ECE. But basically the communications, Antennas n microwaves. Computer networks and cellular communications as well. 45 questions in 50 minutes.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Tata's pull out of singur - 20 Minutes
Interview Experience
The topic was "Tata's pull out of singur - was it a gain for mamatha or for people of singur". Knowledge is the key to success of GD's.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
There was only one interview... Technical and HR combined. IT was almost HR. Technical guy asked only about cellular communication basics. Like what is the current technology widely used in India(Ans: GSM). The interview was fine. Both the interviewers were good.I anticipated technical interview but it was very simple.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
HR guy started with the routine "About yourself" and then delved into my extra curricular activities in college. After that he asked me how I would mobilise my friends or a group about doing an activity, how I would go about performing a task...like how I would divide into various parts? Like gathering information about the task, analysing the information, Selecting the plan and its implementation. He also asked why my grade point was going down? I said my position in class is constant though the GPA has dipped.
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Idea interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Idea
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test : 10 Minutes
  • Section 2: Quantitative : 10 Minutes
  • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical : 10 Minutes
  • Section 4: Verbal English : 10 Minutes
  • Section 5: Technical : 50 Minutes
Interview Experience
The technical part had questions which were straight forward,not much of problem solving.More questions on mobile
communications.8085,8086 processors,few on basic signals and systems. The other sections had questions similar to CAT.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Engineers opting for MBA-what s your say on it? - 20 Minutes
Interview Experience
It was just a general topic, and so discussion about it was easy.
Interview Tips
As far as we do the Group Discusiion as it is to be rather than making it a debate, it is fine.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Questions on Mobile communications were asked. Questions on my favourite 4-2 subjects, being Satellite
Communications were asked. One question on networks and basic signals each was asked.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Experience
About yourself? What if I was a team leader, how will I manage? Why is your CGPA low? And more questions from what I said about myself. It was a very nice experience. Though the entire process went on for almost 10 hours,starting from written test it was good to know that I got the job.
General Tips
Juniors need to learn basics of all the subjects that they have had from 2nd year to final year. They much choose what kind of subjects to be strong for which company and then learn those that are needed.
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Idea interview

3.1k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Idea
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Interview Experience
Online test was conducted . Questions were easy . Core questions were little tough but at least 60% were known to us. Aptitude and verbal was easy provided you have good knowledge of sentence correction and word
meanings.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Food First and Ethics First
Interview Tips
If you know the topic very well then i suggest you to start with it because some of your classmates won't give you a chance to speak once the GD has started . Have patience . Give chances to others
Round 3

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Population explosion
Interview Tips
GD can be the turning point in the selection process so be careful with it.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Tips
Basic of electronics should be crystal clear. You should know about your favourite subjects very well. Try to modulate your favourite subject as the subject related to the profile they are giving you. 
You should have enough knowledge about GSM even if you have not done it in your project.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Common questions were asked, like strength and weakness.
Interview Tips
You may have to face silence treatment. Behave normal in such situations.
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Idea interview

3.1k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Idea
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
100 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
  • Section 2: Quantitative
  • Section 3: Technical
Interview Experience
It was an online test.
Questions were asked on simple mathematics in quant section and basics in all core subjects of ece was asked.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Greed and its postivies
Round 3

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Liberalisation in India
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
They asked questions on gsm based networks, Class C amplifiers, Project-based questions and also questions on favourite subjects.
Interview Tips
Be confident
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: What will u contribute to the company?
  • Question 3: Why Idea?
  • Question 4: Why not MBA or M Tech?
  • Question 5: Where do you see yourself in the coming 5 years?
Interview Tips
Where do you see yourself in the coming 5 years? This is a tricky question, which you have to answer positively and impress them.
General Tips
Don't worry about your results, just give your best.
Motivation for applying
Idea is a great place to start your career. Also this is a growing sector. So it is the right choice of sector for the ece'ians
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