Production Manager

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TATA Steel production manager interview

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Akshay ThakurFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jamshedpur for Production Manager role at TATA Steel
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
150 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude
  • Section 2: Verbal Aptitude
  • Section 3: Technical Aptitude
Interview Experience
The questions were very standard. Difficulty Level of the sections were as follows:
Quantitative Aptitude: Average
Verbal Aptitude: Good
Technical Aptitude: Average to good
Interview Tips
Primary focus should be on understanding the basic concepts of all the Technical Subjects.
A lot of questions were asked from Manufacturing Processes, Plant Layout.
For Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Aptitude, practice all the questions from indiabix.com
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
How much industrialisation does India need ?
Interview Experience
The GD was conducted in two rounds:
Structured: All the candidates were given opportunity to express their ideas to the panel.
Unstructured: The candidates had to discuss the points among themselves.
Interview Tips
Before speaking up, think clearly. Don't start hastily without proper clarity in thoughts. Pay attention to what other speakers have to say. You don't always have to counter other speakers, if you can try to compliment their points with your own.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
There was only one interview, which was purely based on technical questions. The two member panel was very cordial and encouraging. I even cracked a joke here and there but they were cool about it. They asked questions related to my summer internship and a research paper I had presented in my college fest.
Interview Tips
Make sure your technical knowledge is sound. If you have done any summer internship or presented a research paper, then 60% of the questions will be from those sections.
Resources

Preparation materials

Videos
  • Lectures of Professor SK Som,
General Tips
Focus on technical knowledge
Motivation for applying
Tata Steel is a leading steel producer, and pays a handsome salary. It is actively involved in CSR activities and has a good reputation. Additionally it is located in my hometown, Jamshedpur.
Funny Moments
They asked me to draw a graph of regenerative cycle, I was drawing a rather small figure( my bad habit ), then one of the guys asked " Why do you draw such small diagrams ? You have plenty of paper" .. I replied " Sir, save paper save trees" .

Then he asked about the efficiency of Regenerative cycle, I couldn't understand the question so I said " Sorry Sir I don't know" to which he replied " Maarenge do thappad :P" .. Then he clarified himself,
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Dr. Reddy's production manager interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Production Manager role at Dr. Reddy's
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
100 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Basic Quantitative Maths
  • Section 2: Verbal Reasoning
  • Section 3: Technical Questions
Round 2

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
It was a role play kind of a discussion where each of the candidates was assigned a role of a company personnel and given a situational question
Round 3

Interview

Interview Experience
Only one round of interview of about 30 minutes.The interview had technical round and not specifically HR.The interview was emphasized on core technical mechanical engineering questions with basic HR questions.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Thorough preparation of core subjects of mechanical engineering is necessary.
General Tips
Knowledge of Thermodynamics, IC Engines, R & AC, Turbo machinery, DME, Strength of materials, Engineering Materials, Manufacturing were important for core test, technical questions is necessary.The HR questions were generic so you don't need to worry.
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