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Tata Motors graduate trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jaipur for GRADUATE TRAINEE role at Tata Motors
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Online test
Interview Experience
There was one online written test divided into 4 sections- English, Aptitude (Quantitative Analysis, Verbal ability) & Technical questions.

2 Hour test (15 English, 25 Quantitative Analysis, 35 Verbal ability, 25 Mechanical Engineering Questions). Questions were basic and simple.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Are smartphones making us dumb?
Interview Experience
I think this played a crucial role in my selection and gave me the upper hand over other candidates. We were 8 candidates in one group for GD. Before starting the actual group discussion they asked us that “any one of you can stand up voluntarily and tell us about your college". Here I took the initiative and spoke about the MNIT (bit of history, about departments, about achievements of the college, about various technical and non-technical activities which was going on.) until he stopped me. Here I would like to give credits to my extra-curricular.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself and family
  • Question 2: Technical Projects Undertaken
  • Question 3: Latest technologies in Automobile Industry
Interview Experience
HR plus Technical InterviewAs I was the Placement Coordinator also and was hosting their campus visit too, so i got an edge of it. In the interview first they asked me "Tell me about yourself & family background". Then they asked me "have you done any technical Projects?"

I told them about SAE Efficycle. Then they asked me "what do you excite in Automobile industry?" I told them about Latest technology and SUVs. Then they asked about what are the latest technologies in Automobile industries. I told them about CRDI & VVT. Then they asked me if I give 5 lacs rupees and ask you to buy a car which parameters you will look as a mechanical engineers? Then they ask me about Turbocharger? Then they try to puzzle me. They ask me that if we give you the “HR” profile will you accept it? I said no. I told them according to my qualification, I fit to a technical profile and it also excites me. Here they were basically cross-checking me interest.
Interview Tips
1. Be aware about the latest technologies in Automobile.

2. You should know basics of Automobile Engineering & IC Engine

3. Be confident & genuine in interview , don’t just give abrupt answer, if you don’t know the answer then tell them that I don’t know the answer or I am not recalling it.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Technical knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence
General Tips
Know the basics of the field you want to enter into. Be aware about the progress in that field.Be confident and genuine.
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Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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Shubham SharmaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Graduate Trainee role at Flipkart
Interview Process
Group Discussion Guesstimate Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Group Discussion

Duration
15-20 Minutes
Interview Experience
Each and every one was given sufficient time to express their opinions but since there are more than 100 guys you are competing with, do try to make an impression somewhere on the mind of the recruiter.
Interview Tips
Nothing specifically, similar to the cliche GDs that all the other firms take but the only point to be kept in mind in case of Flipkart is, from the list of 120 odd people it is gonna come down to 50. So, try to keep that in mind.
Round 2

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Demand of TVs next year? Specify one 'good' and one 'bad' approach.
Interview Experience
It was pretty chilled out, since they will try to help you all along. Difficulty level was okayish, nothing to be afraid of. Slight CV grilling and basic HR questions too were covered in this round. No monsters there.
Interview Tips
Make use of the paper they give you. try to be as graphically illustrative as possible. Think out loud. Make them move along with you, hence if you get stuck up they will be able to help you instantly, saving you some time. Also, this will keep them involved and interested in you.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What would you suggest Kishore Biyani against us (Flipkart) to stay in competition?
Interview Experience
I took a moment to jot down some points, no one in the the panel seemed to complain(I guess :P). I suggest 5-6 possible strategies and elaborated specifically. Not much counter questioning( Maybe they liked the answer or maybe the question was a meager formality :P)
Interview Tips
Again, nothing to be afraid of. Not the consultancy type cases where framework building and segmentation is necessary. Here they will try to judge your business acumen rather than your 'Case In Point' MuggPower.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Communication Skills
  • Business Sense
Skill Tips
Keep yourself updated. If you are reading ET regularly and have a fair idea about the case analysis strategies, it will be walk through the cake.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Case in point,
  • Case interview cracked,
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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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Thermax graduate trainee interview

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Deepak AgrawalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surat for GRADUATE TRAINEE role at Thermax
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
75 Minutes
No. of Questions
100 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Technical ,questions were mainly from control system and instrumentation(40 ques.) with negative
  • Section 2: Aptitude (15 ques.) with negative
  • Section 3: Verbal
  • Section 4: Images Rotation
  • Section 5: Logical Reasoning
Interview Experience
Ques. were easy ,there is no requirement of extra preparation.all the questions include only basic idea.
Interview Tips
First of all solve the tech. section than apti .after that image rotation ,after that logical reasoning and at last verbal
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Internet boon or bane
Interview Experience
That' was good
Interview Tips
Only 8 members were selected for GD round. we already decided before the gd ,everyone will speak only for two minutes and we did the same thing.seeing the our team work ,panel members were very impressed and there was no elimination.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: They ask me about my favourite topic.
  • Question 2: My favourite topics were induction,synchronous machine and tranformer
  • Question 3: Difference between working principles of these machines,requirements,efficiency formulas.
  • Question 4: Supply methods etc.
Interview Experience
That's was good
Interview Tips
Only tell your favourite topics ,in which you have urs commands and knows the basic ideas about that topics.
If u not able to give the answer ,don't try to give wrong answer ,instead of giving wrong answer simply say sorry .
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Your idol
  • Question 3: How u can help us
  • Question 4: What is urs big achievements
Interview Experience
I was happy and it was not so lengthy .
Interview Tips
Don't try to be over smart.
Skills

Skills Tested

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    Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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    Parth SabharwalFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Graduate Trainee role at Flipkart
    Interview Process
    Test Group Discussion Guesstimate Interview Guesstimate Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Quantitative Ability
    • Section 2: Verbal
    Interview Experience
    Test was a little long according to the time allotted, but that's part of the challenge.
    Interview Tips
    Revise basic mathematical concepts, like geometry and puzzles. Work on vocabulary, which was slightly below GRE level.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Duration
    30 Minutes
    Group Discussion Topic
    Challenges to the e-commerce industry
    Interview Experience
    The moderator actively participated in the discussion, starting with outlining the broad topics of discussion, pointed out by the candidates themselves. He then proceeded with 2-3 minutes discussion on each of the 8 topics.
    Interview Tips
    Stay in touch with the developments of the e-commerce industry and the business model of the company.
    Round 3

    Guesstimate Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      Standard HR questions and guesstimates are asked. Assessment of the candidate is done and the feedback is forwarded. Unlike a stress interview, the atmosphere was very relaxed, with the conversation often venturing into informal areas.
      Interview Tips
      Try to put forth your best front, and focus on the best points in your CV.
      Round 4

      Guesstimate Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Practical, real life execution question.
      Interview Experience
      One question was asked, which involved making estimates of the practical, day to day functioning of the company, on topics ranging from finances, work force, strategy etc.
      Interview Tips
      Knowledge of logistics and working off start ups will help.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Practicality
      • Managerial Skills
      • Work Experience
      Funny Moments
      My mobile rang during the first interview, though I was sure it was off. But the interviewer was nice enough to let it slide, and have me a good feedback.
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      Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for GRADUATE TRAINEE role at Flipkart
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion HR Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      60 Minutes
      No. of Questions
      60 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Aptitude Test
      Interview Experience
      Type of questions and details: Normal aptitude questions. Usually cutoff goes around 50, so you can estimate that it is about speed and not your intelligence.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      30-60 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      FDI in retail
      Interview Experience
      For group discussion they’ll ask recent topics, so a general knowledge of what’s happening and your ability to speak will take you through. There were 8 of us.
      Interview Tips
      1. Use moments of pause to deliver your ideas
      2. It’s good to start the discussion and frame it, but it is not essential
      3. Always put points, Flipkart doesn’t asks random topics so speaking absurd ideas will not be beneficial for you.
      4. Always take note of what others are telling, they’ll ask you to conclude
      5. If you’ll enter in an arguments, you are out of the discussion
      6. Keep your nerves under control and deliver what you got
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
      • Question 2: Your usual introduction, education?
      • Question 3: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
      • Question 4: Strengths and weaknesses?
      • Question 5: How are you a good fit for the company?
      Interview Experience
      It was a Skype interview.
      Interview Tips
      What went well for me was that I made some really good suggestions regarding the company like:
      1. They should have live chat support
      2. Option to try 2 items before buying 1 of them (in clothes and footwear)
      3. No. of warehouses should be increased to assure faster delivery
      Round 4

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: If you were to launch a new product (clothes in my case), what are the factors you’ll consider and what strategy you’ll follow?
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      Some MBA courses which have case studies might help. Doing probability and statistics is strongly recommended.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma,
      General Tips
      Read newspapers regularly (it really helps)

      1. Don’t get into an argument in GD

      2. Always speak points (casts good impression)

      3. Speed is essential to qualify the test

      4. Don’t panic and keep you nerves under control

      5. In Case studies don’t jump to a conclusion immediately (ask them for

      more and more information until you see you have considered all the

      factors, then conclude)

      6. Solve as many puzzles as possible so that the one you get in interview, you’ve solved already.
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      Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Graduate trainee role at Flipkart
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion Interview Interview Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      60 Minutes
      No. of Questions
      60 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Verbal
      • Section 2: Apptitude
      Interview Experience
      The test was for around an hour it consisted of Quant and verbal sections.
      Interview Tips
      Simple questions just basic math and verbal understanding would suffice.
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      30 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      Lies, damned lies and statistics
      Interview Experience
      All the students shortlisted from the exam were divided into 3 sets and 3 GDs were conducted. Each GD had 8 students. It lasted for 30 min.
      Interview Tips
      One thing that will help in a GD especially when you are not sure about the topic like my case is to listen patiently to others so that you get an idea as to what the topic is exactly about. A strict no to cutting on someone when he/she is making a point and shouting in a loud tone. Both these indicate that you are not fit to be in a team and you are slightly dominating types respectively
      Round 3

      Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Basic puzzles
      Round 4

      Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Guess the number of vehicles on the Chennai roads between 5 to 6
      Interview Experience
      I was asked this because my resume had some decent points about my work and interest in transportation engineering.
      Interview Tips
      You need to have some decent knowledge on basic figures like the population of Chennai or India etc., to be able to do these guesstimates well. obviously speed in basic calculations will help.
      Round 5

      Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Basic questions on inventory model
      Interview Experience
      Factors affecting inventory modeling
      Interview Tips
      They were not really looking for any specific electives or courses but having knowledge of Operations Research would help. 

      Most importantly, you must be in a position to explain everything that you put in your resume perfectly especially your final year project.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        Good resume, decent quant and verbal skills, and analytical skills, ability to communicate things properly, reasonable knowledge on current affairs and happenings in the world.

        year wise plan for juniors.

        1. Explore everything but never ignore acads

        2. Decide on what you want to do after graduating

        3. Start preparing for CAT, GRE, TOFEL.

        CGPA matters so never ignore acads.
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        Reliance graduate trainee interview

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        Shashank BansalFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Graduate trainee role at Reliance
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Tips
        Express briefly what you did in your life
        Round 2

        Test

        Duration
        90 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        125 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Chemical reaction engineering
        • Section 2: Thermodynamics
        • Section 3: Fluid mechanics
        • Section 4: Petroleum a little
        • Section 5: Aptitude general
        Interview Experience
        I couldn't attempt all the questions because time was less
        Interview Tips
        Aptitude was easy so try attempting all .Technical part time is less so first all the theory questions and all the questions from the topics which you know well then go to other questions.
        Round 3

        Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
        • Question 2: Why reliance?
        • Question 3: Questions related to project which I did
        • Question 4: Anything significant which you did for society
        Interview Experience
        I already faced more than 3 interviews before reliance interview so I was prepared for this questions and confident in answering them.I was well prepared about any questions related to my intern and project
        Interview Tips
        Just show them your enthusiasm about reliance and that you will adjust in remote areas easily be prepared with resume.List out all the questions which interviewer can ask from your resume and make a list of prepared answers.
        Round 4

        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Enthusiasm
        • Confidence
        • A little technical knowledge
        General Tips
        Don't loose hopes you will surely get placed.Something better will be waiting for you.
        Motivation for applying
        This is one of the largest company in petrochemical sector and the training which reliance provide you will not get it anywhere in the world
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        Cognizant graduate trainee interview

        6.7k views
        Nikita SrivastavaFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at st.thomas college of engineering and technology for Graduate Trainee role at Cognizant
        Interview Process
        Test Technical Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        30 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        30 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: logical
        • Section 2: verbal
        • Section 3: quantitative
        Interview Experience
        time management was difficult..especially with verbal passages and quantative.
        Interview Tips
        clear ur basics and start practicing with time atleast a month before
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: mathematical puzzles
        • Question 2: program on c..sum of odd numbers from 0 to 100
        • Question 3: questions on physics like relative motions n all.
        Interview Experience
        see,they can ask anything they feel like...physics ,maths,sanskrit ,u need to b confident.
        Interview Tips
        be confident and fight stress.keep smilimg
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Attitude
        • Ability To Cope Up With Stress
        • 1)communication
        Skill Tips
        have an honest and smart attitude.
        Resources

        Preparation materials

        Books
        • Quantitative Aptitude By RS Agarwal,
        Courses
        • amcat,
        General Tips
        work on ur communication skillsm it is very very important and keep ur basics clear
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        Crisil graduate trainee interview

        3.3k views
        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Graduate Trainee role at Crisil
        Interview Process
        Test Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Test Sections
          Interview Experience
          They asked questions on the resume. Prepare well on your resume. Screening test was half finance and half English/Maths. I didn't prepare much. Prepared one day before the interview.
          Interview Tips
          CG doesn't matter much. But, if it is low, they would expect to be good at one of the two things. If you have taken management, then study Marketing Management and Financial Accounting properly. One guy was asked only marketing basics, i.e, Principles and various term. He also made it.
          Round 2

          Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            2 rounds of interview - 1. Finance 2. Marketing
            We were randomly given first round from the above. Finance was core Finance- reading Financial statement and analysing it, general view of current situation of the Economy. Finance terms. I cupped badly but I think I made an impact by showing that I did not know what terms were important and give a rough idea. Spoke a lot and freely. 

            Marketing - Involved only marketing based questions. They will see how well you can speak. In my case I was asked to sell any place. I spoke for around 10 minutes and gave many ideas with examples supporting them.
            Interview Tips
            They asked questions on the resume. Prepare well on your resume. Screening test was half finance and half English/Maths. If you have fundamentals, they won't see minor, though they will prefer if you have one.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              General Tips
              CG doesn't matter much. But, if it is low, they would expect to be good at one of the two things.

              If you have taken management, then study Marketing Management and Financial Accounting properly. One guy was asked only marketing basics, i.e, Principles and various term. He also made it.

              For core, if you have fundamentals they won't see minor, though they will prefer if you have one.One person was preparing for CFA, he asked tougher questions. He answered a few well and made it.If you are really desperate for a job, then show them that. Let them know you won't leave it soon.
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