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Thornton Tomasetti design engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for DESIGN ENGINEER role at Thornton Tomasetti
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
For Thornton Tomasetti, extra-academics does not seem to be a selection criteria. But to be on the safer side, any minor extra-academic involvement is enough, just to show that you’re not a loner whose best friends are just books. Here’s what I had, make what you would of it: 
1) Management: Megalith Organising Team Member. 
2) SocCult: a) Drummer: Gold in inter-hall. b) Choreo: Silver in inter-hall. c) Member of ETDS.

Thornton Tomasetti shortlisted 4 people based on their resume. Good CG, core internship(s) and projects.
Interview Tips
What Thornton Tomasetti wants: 
1) A CGPA greater than 8.0 
What’s important for core civil engineering jobs: 
1) CGPA Matters. Period. For CE, 8.0 and above is bare minimum to get placed in core in the December phase of placements. Other phases, 7 (preferably 7.5) and above should do 
2) If you are a B.Tech student with a respectable CGPA, then taking at least 2-3 additional M.Tech courses in your give you an advantage over everyone else who hasn’t done that. It shows your commitment to the department and indirectly, your sincere interest in the job and the company. Plus, saying “I’ll have completed almost all M.Tech courses by the time I finish my B.Tech” gives an amazingly strong impression.

Make your resume look good. There are so many people who make their resume look like a complete mess - improper organization, horrible fonts, arbitrary line-spacing, disrespecting margins and page borders, spelling mistakes and what not. Be professional. Your resume is your first impression (if you’re shortlisted because of it like in Thornton Tomasetti) - and if that’s shabby, then you’re out. Plenty of websites give advice on making resumes, use them.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
    Interview Experience
    There was an online video conference which decided who got the job. Chronologically, these questions were asked: 1) Tell us about yourself - where you’re from, family, why civil engineering, why our company. 
    2) Questions on internship - what exactly did you do, what did you learn etc. 
    3) Questions on projects - give us a gist of this project that you did, A few more details were asked just to ensure that you have actually worked on the project and haven’t just faked everything. 
    4) Where do you see yourself 5-10 years from now? My Answer: I see myself as a structural designer/engineer, backed by the fact that I had already done an internship as a designer knew the excitement and challenges of the work. 
    5) Have you applied for MS? What about plans for future studies? My Answer: No plans because I will have already completed my M.Tech courses by the time I finish B.Tech So I will only go if not having a degree hampers my growth in the company. Otherwise, as far as knowledge goes, I am already at the M.Tech level. They try to convince you that post-graduation is important and you should think about it. 
    6) Technical questions to check your core knowledge and thinking process. I wasn’t asked these, but I landed the job, whereas other students were asked technical questions, and they were all rejected. So I have no idea what they want. No comments on this. 
    7) Did you check our company website? Would you like to know anything about us that’s not given there?
    1) Wear a tie.
    2) Definitely check the company website.
    3) Definitely ask a couple of questions to the company to show your interest in the company and eagerness to join it. 4) Stay calm and composed during the interview. Smile at the right times. Learn to politely say “Pardon” instead of blurting out “What?!!!” when you don’t hear what they’re saying properly. Refine the small things which show that you are a man/woman of fine character.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Any structural design firm in India like Thornton needs you to know STAAD Pro, which is taught in your 7th semester anyway. AutoCAD isn’t taught, but you need to know AutoCAD. Softwares like Revit or Tekla Structures would be an advantage, though they’re not necessary at all.
      General Tips
      What Thornton wants: 

      1) Internship in core civil engineering - preferably structural design firms or a site job. 

      2) Your projects, especially BTP/MTP - they will ask you questions on all the projects. What’s important for core civil engineering 

      Jobs: 

      1) Internship definitely matters. The brand name of the company does not matter, instead, the quality of your work there matters. Having a core internship is an advantage over those with an arbitrary non-core internship, no matter how big the brand name behind it. 

      2) Needless to say, your projects matter. If you have a profile that seems to be inclined towards research because of your projects, then be prepared to answer “Would you like to go for M.Tech/PhD later?” - Answering ‘yes’ means you’re not accepted, answering ‘no’ can show you’re not interested in core. Choose grey areas according to your profile and tread carefully.

      Your own personality, command over english, the way you talk etc. They want people who they can have a good working relationship with - not someone who can’t even open his mouth without stuttering. Thornton’s an MNC, so they require some bare minimum standards.
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      Dover Corporation design engineer interview

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      Abhinay IyerFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Design Engineer role at Dover Corporation
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      60 mins Minutes
      No. of Questions
      40 Questions questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Verbal Reasoning
      • Section 2: Logical Reasoning
      • Section 3: Analytical Reasoning
      • Section 4: Assumptions
      Interview Experience
      Basic English Grammar, basic logical reasoning and analytical reasoning questions. 10 questions from each section and no time limit for separate section. Practice for analytical and verbal is required.
      Interview Tips
      Practice is a must and have a cool mindset.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      15 min Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Innovative minds are high in India but Innovations are not much. What are the reasons for it ?
      Interview Experience
      Very versatile topic. Lots of points and examples to be said. Our team consisted of 13 people and the discussion was neat. Provide good examples not personal but general examples. Examples are very important.
      Interview Tips
      Be up-to-date with recent topics and be clear with points. Don't confuse or don't be aggressive.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: What would be one advice you would provide to improve the company ?
      • Question 2: Why Engineering and Why particularly Mechanical Engineering ?
      • Question 3: Questions regarding my Internship and Projects. Since I had done my B.Tech Project in Volvo India, the interviewer was more interested on that.
      • Question 4: Are you result driven ? Justify with the help of your internship
      • Question 5: Do u like to Win ? Give one example of win and lose each that you have encountered
      • Question 6: Are you a team player ? If yes justify.
      • Question 7: Some more questions regarding win and lose situations.
      • Question 8: Have you encountered any situation where you let others win ?
      • Question 9: Do u like to play fair ? Give an example. [Since I participated in lots of sports this question was asked]
      • Question 10: What kind of a work culture would you like to work in ? And why Dover Corporation ?
      Interview Experience
      I had an opportunity to impress the HR during the Pre-Placement Talk and I was lucky to be called in first for the interview. The HR remembered my face. There were 2 people (HR Team Head and India Innovation Center Director). HR was more concerned on personal experience and the Director was more focused on what results I had achieved in my projects. The Interview lasted for almost 35-40 mins and they made me so comfortable during the process.
      Interview Tips
      Be cool and I feel its an advantage if you are the first to give your interview. Be interactive during the PPT because proverbs are written with experience ["First Impression is the Best Impression"]. Try to speak out and if you have to lie at some instance do it if its worth. And if you have low CGPA please don't show it in your resume. Interviewers tend to ask question only from your CV/resume. Don't give them a chance to point out a low point of yours. At the interview CG never matters. Have complete knowledge on your resume. Don't be confused, tensed or frustrated. Have a smile on the face and be humorous. Interviewers like good and interactive people. Try providing personal experience to justify everything you put on your resume.
      First and most important do you background study over the company and be clear about the position you are appearing for.

      Check out AmbitionBox to find out different tips. Its really worth.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Leadership Skills
      • Team Working Ability
      • Clear Communication
      • Finite Element Modeling FEM Software
      • 3D Modeling Software
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • A Handbook For Mechanical Engineering By Made Easy Publications,
      • General Aptitude By R S Aggarwal,
      General Tips
      Stay cool and never get frustrated.

      Wait for your time

      Prepare well for aptitude, puzzles and core basics.

      The rest is luck. "Ek din hota hai, Ek company hoti hai aur Ek tum ho" believe this phrase. If its your day, nothing will stop you and everything will fall in its path.
      Motivation for applying
      Core Job and Campus placement
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      Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery design engineer interview

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      Anshuman SinghExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through College placement for Design Engineer role at Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery
      Interview Process
      Resume and marks basis Test Group Discussion HR Interview Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Resume and marks basis

      Interview Experience
      Your resume should be such, that it should reflect all your qualities.
      Interview Tips
      You should be very good in academics ,like in top 10 in your branch.
      Round 2

      Test

      Duration
      120 Minutes
      No. of Questions
      80 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Branch specific questions
      • Section 2: Aptitude
      Interview Experience
      Questions are good and they especially focus on hydraulics as well as manufacturing processes as all machines are based on hydraulics.
      Interview Tips
      Basics of hydraulics and manufacturing processes should be crystal clear.
      Round 3

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      15 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Which type of job is better- public or private??
      Interview Experience
      You should try to start or conclude the GD.
      Round 4

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell me about yourself ??
      • Question 2: Would you go for higher studies??
      • Question 3: Why aren't you doing MBA??
      Interview Experience
      HR people are nice , they check your communication skill as well as your point of view.
      They basically take a psychometric test.
      Interview Tips
      You should stick to your answers.
      Round 5

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: What "are" your favourite subjects??
      • Question 2: Basic questions from all subjects??
      • Question 3: Questions from internship areas??
      • Question 4: Questions from engineering drawing??
      Interview Experience
      Its very rigorous process, of more than 45 minutes where they test everything, your knowledge, practical approach, mental strength and stress bearing capability.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Haywood For IC Engine,
      • Mechanical Metallurgy,
      • Engineering Thermodynamics : PK Nag,
      • Strength Of Materials By Beer And Jonson,
      • Fluid Mechanics - R.K. Bansal,
      Videos
      • Nptel.ac.in,
      General Tips
      Be regular and attentive in your class , try to get good marks by gaining knowledge not just by completing the courses
      Motivation for applying
      1. Very good salary

      2. Market leader in India

      3.
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      Magneti Marelli design engineer interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Raipur for DESIGN ENGINEER role at Magneti Marelli
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      90 Minutes
      No. of Questions
      90 questions
      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        Ist round was writtn round, no neg marking (easy but be accurate),
        total questions-90 (divided into 3 section) ,time alloted-90 min.
        3 sections r as follows:-
        sec A - 30 ques, technical(subjects including EDC,AIC,DLD,basic BEE)
        sec B- 15 GK+15 quant(RS agrwal is more than enough )
        sec C- 30 ques, bacis C and C++ (very easy)
        they will judge u section wise
        Interview Tips
        Most IMPORTANT part of placement is WRITTEN round, we were around 60-70 students in total and out of which only 7 were selected for further rounds
        i suggest u all to prepare very well for this round and try to b very accurate,
        solve RS agrawal or arun sharma(level 1 and solved question only) for quantitative aptitude, and for C questions solve from online site INDIABIX , you will find all questions are come from here only
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          Next is PI technical and questions asked to me :-
          1)Tell me about urself(do include brief intro about your internship if u have done any otherwise no problem)
          2)About my internship

          suddenly he started asked question from C-
          3)what is BIT FIELD?, MACROS? ,PREPROCESSOR? ,EXTERN?
          4)Diff btw char array and int array?

          then he switched to embedded system-
          5)What are INTERRUPT?, EEPROM? , BAUD RATE?
          6)About my Projects(i suggest u to all tell project related to embedded only)
          7)FAV subject and question from it (do prepare atleast 2 subjects very well)
          8)What is electronics, Telecommunication?
          9)diff btw ETNT AND ECE?

          then he asked some HR questions too:-
          10)what is your STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS(support your answer with example)
          11)where do u see urslf 5 yr from now?
          12) hobby?
          13) low pointer?
          then he asked me to ask question:
          i have asked 2 question:
          14)who is your biggest competitor?
          15)what is the hierarchy of this job post?
          Interview Tips
          1ST TECHNICAL
          They will focus on 2 things only :
          1)C(most imp) : even it is a core elex company but they will not going to take you if you dont know C,
          must learn dis topics viz ARRAY, POINTER, STRUCTURE, 4 storage class,from yashwant kanetkar and solve question from INDIABIX

          2) PROJECTS: Projects on EMBEDDED SYSTEMS only, as many projects as u have greater is the chance of your selection and try to explain it in detail as much as u can.
          Round 3

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            its just a formality round if they called you for this round that means u r selected ,they just wanted to know if u r really interested for this job? and u willing to join there company or not..
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              Skill Tips
              2 kind of people can crack interviews in core companies,1 having good POINTERS , projects,good technical knowledgesecond having low pointer but MANY PROJECTS+GOOD TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE +CONFIDENCENo doubt i lie on second criteria. After 6th sem my CPI was 7.61 only , therefore i already knew that its gonna be tuff for me to be selected in core company but i have done 10+ projects in EMBEDDED SYSTEMS and INTERNSHIP too, so i found it not a big deal for me,always remember CONFIDENCE is the key..best of luck m/
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              Freescale Semiconductor design engineer interview

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              SabaFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Design Engineer role at Freescale Semiconductor
              Interview Process
              Test Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Test

              Duration
              1 hr 45 min Minutes
              No. of Questions
              12 questions
              Test Sections
              • Section 1: Technical Section(Written Round)
              Interview Experience
              Questions were from Digital Electronics,Microprocessors and some from CMOS.
              50% Digital Electronics.
              1 X Output waveform drawing from circuit of FFs & gates
              1 X Realize inverter from given two blocks
              1 X CMOS implementation of gates
              1 X Realize digital circuit for given waveform
              1 X MIPS & Pipelining
              1 X Processors power Dissipation calculation
              1 X Small Signal analysis of CMOS
              1 X Compare two given buffers circuits(CMOS)
              1 X Transfer function calculation(Control Theory)
              1 X Counter using JK FF
              1 X Sequence Detector
              Interview Tips
              Study digital electronics very well.
              Round 2

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                Indroduction
                Projects & Internship
                Discussions in DEPTH on:
                Pipelining
                STA
                MIPS
                Memory(flash memory,DRAM,SRAM)
                CACHE Memory
                DMA
                Digital circuit realization for given waveform
                XOR Gate using 2:1 MUX
                Interview Tips
                Prepare Digital electronics and Microprocessors very well.Sta is very important.Panel will go deep into the topics to check ur technical knowledge.
                TIPS: Be confident and your opinion should be strong.Stand by what you say.Do not get confused.And when panel asks to solve any digital circuits, speak loud what is in your mind and what approach you are using.Be honest.
                Round 3

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  Family Background
                  Why Freescale
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Static Timing Analysis (STA)
                  • Memory
                  • CMOS Circuits
                  • Microprocessor
                  • Digital Circuits
                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Books
                  • Gaonkar,
                  • C H Roth,
                  • Digital Circuits (Morris Mano),
                  • Microelectronic Circuits By Sedra And Smith,
                  Motivation for applying
                  I had interest in core electronics
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                  Beceem Communications design engineer interview

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                  AnonymousFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Design Engineer role at Beceem Communications
                  Interview Process
                  Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Duration
                  60 Minutes
                  No. of Questions
                  30 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Aptitude
                  Interview Experience
                  There were some basic questions on probability theory, digital communication (mainly wireless communication, like problem on GSM, CDMA, and OFDM). Some questions were from DSP (like DFT etc.). Basics of information theory (EE 624) should be clear; there were some questions on calculating capacity of a Gaussian channel, differential entropy etc. A single problem from C programming was there and it was very simple.
                  Two sections : 1) VLSI 2) Communications

                  For VLSI stream we had to solve only the first section.

                  Type of questions and details :
                  Questions were a mix of digital and analog.
                  Most of the questions were on digital logic design.
                  1) Given a current mirror circuit we had to identify and calculate what is the current through one MOS Transistor.
                  2) Question on timing analysis-setup time, hold time ----this very important---you have to be very clear in this concept. Frequently asked.
                  3) Question on Op Amp. It was an integrator …had to calculate output voltage.
                  4) Many questions were on logic design.
                  5) Questions on devices like if doping increased, how would the other parameters vary..?
                  Round 2

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Thesis-based questions
                  • Question 2: Project-based questions
                  • Question 3: What would you do to remove Setup violation, hold violation?
                  • Question 4: Do you know about verilog?
                  • Question 5: Questions based on timing analysis
                  Interview Experience
                  View 1: He asked me most of the questions on my thesis and my previous projects and term papers (related to wireless communication). I was also asked about viterbi decoders, OFDM and MIMO (my thesis was on MIMO).
                  View 2: Questions were mostly on timing analysis.
                  Round 3

                  HR Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Are you interested in persuing PhD. ?
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Probability
                  • Coding
                  • Information Theory
                  • Wireless communication
                  Skill Tips
                  Be well prepared with both digital and analog. You must know Verilog.
                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Books
                  • Rabaey (Chapter 10 mainly),
                  Courses
                  • EE 320(PROBABILITY AND BASIC COMMUNICATION THEORY),
                  • EE 621(PROBABILTY AND RANDOM PROCESS),
                  • EE 624(INFORMATION THEORY AND CODING),
                  • EE670 (WIRELESS COMMUNICATION),
                  General Tips
                  One should try to keep himself focused during the whole time of written test and interview. Basics of probability theory and communication theory should be very clear.
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                  Freescale Semiconductor design engineer interview

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                  AnonymousFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Design Engineer role at Freescale Semiconductor
                  Interview Process
                  Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Duration
                  1hr 15 min Minutes
                  No. of Questions
                  12 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Subjective paper
                  Interview Experience
                  Questions were from digital Electronics which included realization of counters using JK FF,Sequence detector,Boolean expression reduction,One shot and drawing waveforms of some digital circuits.Questions were also their from pipelinig,finding out MIPS,power consumption of two processors,Small signal analysis of MOSFETs,Buffer using CMOS ,finding out the type of filter given block diagram(control theory).Questions were easy and required step by step realization.
                  Interview Tips
                  Prepare digital Electronics very well as it has 50% weightage in paper. Pipelinig is important. Some basics concepts of CMOS is very necessary.
                  Round 2

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    First they asked to introduce yourself.
                    Then they asked about projects & Internship.
                    STA,EEPROM,EPROM,DRAM,SRAM,CACHE Memory,Pipelining,DMA was asked in depth.
                    Difference between clock skew and Jitter.
                    Asked whether I know any Hardware Languages.
                    XOR gate using 2:1 MUX.
                    Gave a waveform,had to realize using DFF and considering the delay.
                    Interview Tips
                    Study STA very well.
                    Questions will be asked in depth from any topic.
                    Round 3

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      Family Background
                      Why NXP
                      Hobbies
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

                      • Analog Electronics
                      • Microprocessor
                      • Vlsi Basics
                      • Digital Circuits
                      Skill Tips
                      Study Digital Electronics very well
                      Resources

                      Preparation materials

                      Books
                      • Digital Circuits (charles Roth),
                      • Microprocessors & Microcontrollers,
                      • sedr,
                      • Digital Circuits (Morris Mano),
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                      TCS design engineer interview

                      9.1k views
                      SAGAR SHAHFresherSelected
                      Application
                      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surat for DESIGN ENGINEER role at TCS
                      Interview Process
                      Resume Shortlist Test HR Interview Technical Interview
                      Round 1

                      Resume Shortlist

                      Interview Experience
                      CRITERIA:6.5+ CGPANO BACKLOGS
                      Interview Tips
                      TRY TO WORK HARD IN THE EARLIER SEMESTERS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MOST OF THE COMPANIES.
                      Round 2

                      Test

                      Duration
                      60 Minutes
                      No. of Questions
                      60 questions
                      Test Sections
                      • Section 1: TECHNICAL + APTITUDE
                      Interview Experience
                      30 TECHNICAL QUESTIONS, PURELY BRANCH SPECIFIC, EASY AND BASIC CONCEPTS WERE ASKED.30 APTITUDE AND ENGLISH QUESTIONS, VERY EASY
                      Interview Tips
                      PREPARE TECHNICAL PART WELLPRACTICE APTITUDE AND ENGLISH FROM www.indiabix.comVERY HELPFUL WEBSITE
                      Round 3

                      HR Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        GENERAL QUESTIONS WERE ASKED:ABOUT MYSELFFAMILY BACKGROUNDSCHOOLING AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTSABOUT JOINING TCE
                        Interview Tips
                        DON'T MANIPULATE THE TRUTH.ANSWER CLEARLY AND CONFIDENTLY.
                        Round 4

                        Technical Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          TECHNICAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS WERE ASKED.ALSO DESIGN STEPS OF VARIOUS STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS WERE ASKED.
                          Interview Tips
                          BE PREPARED. SAY "DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER" INSTEAD OF SPEAKING NONSENSE. ANSWER ONLY WHAT IS ASKED. EXTRA INFO GIVEN BY YOU CAN GET YOU IN UNWANTED TROUBLE!! :P
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

                          • COMMUNICATION SKILLS
                          Skill Tips
                          MAIN FOCUS ON THE WAY YOU COMMUNICATE WITH THE INTERVIEWERS IN ENGLISH!!
                          Resources

                          Preparation materials

                          Books
                          • HANDBOOK IN CIVIL ENGINEERING BY MADEEASY PUBLICATIONS,
                          General Tips
                          BEST OF LUCK.
                          Motivation for applying
                          GOOD REPUTATION. IT WAS EXACTLY MATCHING TO THE JOB PROFILE I ASPIRED FOR.TATA GROUP IS A BIG BRAND IN INDIA AND CAN LEAD TO MANY FUTURE BENEFITS IF YOU SERVE THEM FOR CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME.
                          Funny Moments
                          THEY ASKED ME: "ANY SUGGESTION FOR IMPROVING OUR SELECTION PROCEDURE?"I ANSWERED: "YOU SHOULD CHANGE IT. TEST SHOULD BE ONLINE RATHER THAN BEING OFFLINE i.e. PEN AND PAPER."THEY WERE IMPRESSED AND APPRECIATED IT. :P
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                          Texas Instruments design engineer internship interview

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                          Sai Vihari ChaturvedulaFresherSelected
                          Application
                          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Design Engineer role at Texas Instruments
                          Interview Process
                          Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
                          Round 1

                          Resume Shortlist

                          Interview Experience
                          Resume is not given any due importance in selection for further rounds . But honesty is very important as it counts once you are selected for HR round .
                          Interview Tips
                          Try to be one hundred percent honest . And put your projects and course work in the beginning. They don't care your POR s and extra curricular activities.
                          Round 2

                          Test

                          Duration
                          90 - Signal Processing Minutes
                          No. of Questions
                          120 - Hardware and aptitude questions
                          Test Sections
                          • Section 1: Hardware
                          • Section 2: Hardware
                          Interview Experience
                          Hardware - Questions are mainly from ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS (RLC ckts) , Analog ckts. Amplifiers , Opamps , digital system design . Aptitude section is very easy . Hardware section is tough .I felt Signal processing was easier , indeed I got selected for that profile .
                          Interview Tips
                          Prepare thoroughly these courses :- EMC , DIGITAL SYSTEMS, NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS,ANALOG & DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING , ANALOG CKTS COURSES .THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH .
                          Round 3

                          Group Discussion

                          Interview Experience
                          No
                          Interview Tips
                          No
                          Round 4

                          Technical Interview

                          Interview Questions
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                            SILABTECH design engineer interview

                            2.2k views
                            AnonymousFresherSelected
                            Application
                            I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for DESIGN ENGINEER role at SILABTECH
                            Interview Process
                            Test Other Interview Other Interview
                            Round 1

                            Test

                            Test Sections
                              Interview Experience
                              1st round written paper completely technical and from the basic you learnt in ECE.
                              Round 2

                              Other Interview

                              Interview Questions
                                Interview Experience
                                2nd Round face to face interview with 6 candidates getting selected for the interviews.
                                Round 3

                                Other Interview

                                Interview Questions
                                  Interview Experience
                                  3rd Round Skype interview with the Digital team.
                                  Skills

                                  Skills Tested

                                    Skill Tips
                                    Preparation at least for the digital domain is the basics of digital electronics and a good knowledge of counters, timers, flipflops, timing diagrams and parasitics. Their questions are mainly based on the kind of work they do which is specialization in high speed interconnects. i.ecommunication lines that operate at 1GHZ or higher so you can look up those.
                                    General Tips
                                    To sum it up in one sentence the task of getting into a startup is a high risk and high reward strategy. If it works out you will go miles ahead of your friends Otherwise start afresh.And from a personal experience it was a very rewarding experience. Unlike other companies where they send some random HR person, here you had the head of the company coming over and taking your interviews is a whole different experience.
                                    Motivation for applying
                                    Well firstly its a start up by an alumnus of our college, ECE batch of 2002. Mainly Its a pure EC startup and the guys behind it are people each with over 10 years experience in the field. Right now, the company is in a purple patch and is doing well. And in general the idea about start-ups. Startups have major up and downs which I wish some one would have told me. PROs-1.Very open workspace and less barriers. 2.very quick growth (you grow as fast as your company), so pick one which has a good growth plan. 3.very good work experience which will help you get future jobs.  4.more importance given to each individual. CONs- 1. less recognition as the company is not famous. 2.salary will not be at par with the big corporates. 3. you don't get the rewards usual company people do. 4.uncertainty in the job.
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