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Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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Priyadershita SinghFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for GRADUATE TRAINEE role at Flipkart
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
Since I was preparing for Cat 2015, My quant aptitude speed was above average. This helped me in cracking the test.
Interview Tips
Do prepare for Cat. Even though one is not seriously considering it, it would help in cruising through the aptitude tests during placement.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
10 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
India vs Hindustan
Interview Experience
During my GD, I came up with a few points, but they were too mainstream and nothing which would make the instructor notice me.I remember one boy stated that if India changes to Hindustan, We would be kept in the league of terrorism Stricken nations like Afganistan, Pakistan.I immediately Countered that such thinking is shown by narrow minded people,whose opinions shouldnt matter to us in first place.I guess that was a winning stroke for me. There were 10 guys, out of which 4 were selected for the next round.
Interview Tips
Flipkart was quite known for taking GD on random topics, Like Blue vs Black, Joker vs Batman.I remember one group was told to choose their own GD topic.In such Cases, Background Study isnt of much help.It all comes down to the things one knows inherently, things which are accumulated by ones surrounding .In topics such as these, try to give out of the box solutions, so that the person remembers you during selection.Also, prior GD experience helps one in being calm and collected and to think clearly.
Round 3

HR Interview

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Caterpillar Inc graduate trainee interview

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Abhimanyu GhoshFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Graduate Trainee role at Caterpillar Inc
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion HR Interview Technical Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The shortlisting was done mainly on the basis of CPI(>=6)
Round 2

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
No. of Questions
15X4 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
Only 21 candidates were shortlisted in this round.
Interview Tips
Read following topics properly:
1. Design & manufacturing 2. Hydraulics 3. Mathematics - Simple numerical 4. English
Round 3

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Indo China Relationship
Interview Experience
There were more topics like:
1. Excellence v/s Talent 2. White lead on white paper
Interview Tips
Only 2 people were shortlisted from each group. In total, 12 were selected.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Where would you see yourself in 5 years and in 10 years from now?
  • Question 2: What are your hobbies?
  • Question 3: If your CPI is low, justify it.
  • Question 4: Have you dealt with any similar language problem earlier(since the posting was in chennai)?
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Technical questions on Fluids/ Hydraulics
  • Question 2: What have you done in your BTP?
  • Question 3: What use your BTP can be put to? (Application of BTech Project)
Interview Experience
It was taken by two senior managers.
Round 6

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Design any component on your own, if given a chance?
  • Question 2: General questions on MoS (Cantilever beam with Moment M, solve it)
Interview Experience
It was an Alumnus interview and varied between 15-35 minutes.The resume was reviewed by the interviewers and questions based on their internship were commonly asked to all.
General Tips
Be yourself and stay calm.
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23

ITC graduate trainee internship interview

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Ramprashanth MohanasundaramFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Graduate Trainee role at ITC
Interview Process
Technical Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Explain refrigaration cycle.
Interview Experience
I was not able to give an exact response and was criticized by the interviewer for not knowing such basic stuff despite having a high CGPA.
Interview Tips
My tip would be to not panic in such a situation as it will affect your focus in answering other questions.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Be honest in whatever you would like to say.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Fluid Mechanics By FM White,
General Tips
ITC looks for people who have a strong inclination towards core. Make sure to project yourself as an all rounder.
Motivation for applying
ITC is one of India's leading industrial giants. Their products and services have been recognized world over. The projects offered at ITC are really challenging and will push our limits further.
Funny Moments
I was asked if I knew Hindi in my interview, for which I responded to the interviewer in Hindi. They liked the cheeky gesture and the mom
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24

Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quant and English
Interview Experience
Easy
Interview Tips
Just brush up basic quant/cat prep. You can't prepare for English in a short span of time like 2-3 months.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
Digital Piracy - What can be done
Interview Experience
Relaxed discussion. Everybody got the chance to speak
Interview Tips
Just be yourself and speak your heart out. Your only enemies are nervousness and low self confidence.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Puzzles and Business problems
Interview Experience
What problems can you solve/things you can improve for flipkart with your current skill set?Hence you need to know the company, its workings and the problems that it could be facing. 
Interview Tips
Be prepared for this. I used to go into operations research all the time to answer these kinds of questions.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why not CAT? GRE?
Interview Experience
High CGPA and not going to higher studies - Had to give a justification
Interview Tips
Just being honest is enough if you are really willing to take up the job and not going for higher studies. Cook up a story if you are trying for both!
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Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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VIBHAV AGARWALFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Graduate Trainee role at Flipkart
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
In this interview they asked me questions about how e-commerce works and how flipkart can strengthen its position in the market. The answers which I gave were very general with common sense coming into play. The interviewee was impressed my answers and selected me for the next round.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The next interview was an HR one and the panel grilled me on my resume. He also asked me questions about my
future goals, my strength and weaknesses etc. I was fully prepared for them and was very confident. Finally they offered me the job. The important point here was that one must be very much sure about the points written on his resume and should be to speak for 1-2 minutes about each sentence if asked for.
General Tips
Learnt from seniors and alumni what companies from different sector (Consulting, finance, core etc) looks for and prepared my resume accordingly. This also helped me to realize that my profile was weak for finance sector which requires a lot of preparation and hence I was less focused on this sector. Next I started preparing for aptitude test and practiced with the Career Launcher CAT test material (any coaching institute material would suffice). Next I started preparing for case studies through various books listed on SPO’s website. With the help of friends/wingmates I practiced different types of case studies in a proper interview like environment. Newspaper (economic times, hindu) reading were also an important part of my preparations, they kept me inform on various issues and they also gave me an idea of facts and figures essential for consulting firms. At the same time I also started preparing for HR interviews. After the results of various companies aptitude test were declared I fine tuned my preparations accordingly.
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Videocon graduate trainee interview

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SamikshaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Cummins College of Engineering for Women (CCOEW) for Graduate Trainee role at Videocon
Interview Process
Technical Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Describe your final year project?
Interview Experience
My final year project was a sponsored project from Emerson Power Networks- Real Time Data Monitoring and Analysis System. Started by drawing a block diagram and explaining block-by-block. Listed few current trends and how the project was different from them. Described and stressed on my contributions to the project.
Interview Tips
Be precise. Stress on your achievements and contribution while talking about a team project. Questions are usually based on previous answers so emphasise on points/ areas which are your strengths and turn the interview your way.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
The profile being in the Research and Development, your basic programming and technical skills will be tested. A knowledge of communication technology and finesse in embedded C will make life much more easier. A know-how of Television and trends in television technology is a must. Knowledge of software testing is an add-on.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Pertaining to Image Processing,
  • Television Engineering,
General Tips
I was asked to share ideas on the spot for a project topic(which I discovered on my first day that it was the project I'll be working on) and the topic was Design System to measure impact force acting on a T.V. during a drop test, so be prepared. The entire interview was based on questions pertaining to this project and few of them were: What is a G-value? Difference between impact, force and pressure? Theoretical calculations of impact force? Types of energies: Kinetic and Potential? Basics of sensors. Lastly, block diagram of television and what is HDMI.
Motivation for applying
My interest and electives like, digital image processing and television and video engineering propelled me to apply to the LCD/LED division of Videocon R&D.
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27

Essex Lake Group graduate trainee interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for GRADUATE TRAINEE role at Essex Lake Group
Interview Process
Puzzle Interview Case Study Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: There is a five floored building with one exit at the bottom and one at the top. It takes 1 minute to from one floor to another. There are n people in the building. There is a fire and no one can see anything but they start running for the exits. They can change directions if they see somebody coming from the opposite direction. Whats the maximum time to evacuate them all.
Interview Tips
Just think analytically, step by step and solve. Think aloud so that the interviewer understands your thought process and helps you out at places. Ask for advices if you're stuck a some point.
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: “Our client is an SME owning a speciality exotic food restaurant in Mumbai. He wants to open up new restaurants in other metro cities. Suggest if it is a good idea or not. Also, come up with metrics used to arrive at the decision.”
Interview Tips
Just think analytically, step by step and solve. Think aloud so that the interviewer understands your thought process and helps you out at places. Ask for advices if you're stuck a some point.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: What do you know about our firm?
  • Question 3: Why Essex?
  • Question 4: Why You?
Interview Tips
Just be good at conversing and presenting your thoughts in a lucid manner. Just be yourself, Honest to the core, little diplomatic on some questions when needed.
General Tips
I would suggest that one should be thorough while preparing for puzzles, case stud and HR questions. Puzzles and case study should be practiced in groups.
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Wipro graduate trainee internship interview

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Anurag ArakalaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Graduate Trainee role at Wipro
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Anybody with a C.G.P.A of greater than 8.5 would get selected.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The first question the interviewer asks is "Tell me about yourself" . He also asks about your family. Then he focuses mostly on your projects and will test if you have got any industrial exposure.
Interview Tips
There is no separate round for interview. Both HR and technical combined. The interviewer doesn't ask many questions and after the completion of interview you feel like it lasted for not more than 10 minutes. So you have to be very talkative in the interview and whenever you have the opportunity, pitch about your organisational and management skills. Convince them you can effectively manage people.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Industrial Exposure,<br /> Active participation in projexts,<br /> organisational ad people manageent skills
General Tips
grab the oppertunity to pitch about your organisational and management skills as there are require for qualifying but wont be asked in the interview.
Motivation for applying
Wipro is the fastest growing FMCG companies and is expanding very fast. I feel like I could contribute more to a well progressing establishment rather than an already well established company.
Funny Moments
the interviewers are very peaceful and you can speak to them very freely.
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Cognizant graduate trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for GRADUATE TRAINEE role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
No. of Questions
15 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: general aptitude
Interview Experience
questions were easy, practice helped me alot to get through this round.
Interview Tips
practice apti regularly, make learning new words a hobby.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: given a problem scenario what would action do you suggest to be taken?
  • Question 2: basic questions from area of interest.
Interview Experience
overall it was a nice experience, as the interviewer was very soft spoken and very keen in getting to know if the candidate could be a real asset to the company.
Interview Tips
just stay confident about whatever you say,take care of what words you use while answering as formal language is preferred during interviews.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: are you comfortable with any job situation like night shifts and transfers etc?
Interview Experience
it was a good experience, the interviewer was very jolly, and they just want to know if you are ready to be a professional or not! confidence is still a must.
Interview Tips
stay calm and speak clearly, don't try to fake anything for they will know!
Round 4

Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
regular practice helps alot with apti and logical, english needs to be regularly read.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R.S Agarwal,
General Tips
stay calm and confident about what you actually know you'll surely get through
Motivation for applying
no bond, nice starting package, high growth rate, developing company
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Flipkart graduate trainee interview

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

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
English basic 7th 8th grade and Quant (normal difficulty level) easier than cat
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
8 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Piracy in Digital Media.
Interview Experience
30 secs to think and 8 minutes of GD. Everybody got a chance to speak. Those whodidn’t speak the panelists pin pointed them and asked them to speak. 30 sec to conclude. Just 5-6 got eliminated in the whole process.
Interview Tips
Basic GD skills were tested
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Asked to create a or model and then asked to solve it.
Interview Experience
Initially only 1 round of interview was happening but then they started taking two interviews. Both were HR resume based interview. As my highlighted point was Operations Research, more questions were asked from that area. Certain puzzles were asked. Basically it was not a stress interview.

No case studies were asked. Seeing my interest in OR I was asked to create a model and then asked to solve it. I created the vehicle routing model. Some puzzles were asked.
Interview Tips
I knew about the company and when they asked me how I could contribute I answered it well. Apart from that my projects in OR and my answers were helped me get selected.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • How would you move mount fuzi,
  • 40 puzzles in mathematical probability and statistics,
Videos
  • Victor cheng videos,
General Tips
2nd year students - Concentrate on your CGPA

Pre Final years: Make a story out of your life. Don't mug it but have the bullet points Be genuine, do not make up stuff.

I started preparing from October 2nd week.

Starting earlier definitely helps
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