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IBM ISL project trainee interview

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Piyush RamanFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIIT Jabalpur for Project Trainee role at IBM ISL
Interview Process
Test Test Resume Shortlist Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
- Minutes
No. of Questions
- questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
Interview Experience
Easy and repetitive questions. Low cut-offs ( every one qualified this round )
Interview Tips
Practice past year questions from indiabix. IBM GBS / ISL have common aptitude test
Round 2

Test

Duration
- Minutes
No. of Questions
- questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: OS / Computer Networks / Data Structures / DBMS / C++ OOPS
Interview Experience
Questions from - Operating Systems ( process / deadlocks ), Computer Networks ( basics and numericals ), Tree based questions, DBMS basic query, OOPS using C++
Interview Tips
Basics of each. Not in-depth. I solved questions from OS / Data Structure-Algorithms and some C++ OOPS based questions only. CLeared the cut-off
Round 3

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Resume shortlisting. Pointer appeared to have some weightage. Everyone above 8 CPI was selected. I was the only one below 8 as far as i remember.
Interview Tips
1-page CV. Modify your CV according to opening. My profile demanded focus on OS / Computer Networks. 2 main projects. Don't mention anything that you are not confident about. Future interviews were Resume based for me.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Some basic questions on Data Structures and their application.
  • Question 2: Discussion on my project on Parallel Programming using MPI
  • Question 3: Discussion on my project on Sockets API in Linux
Interview Experience
Each discussion started with what all i did in the project followed by qucik cross-questions based on what i said. Asked me for my technical skills. I had only C and C++ in the languages. Asked if i knew any other language, to which i said I don't since none of my projects involved any language other than C/C++, but I would be willing to learn any new language if needed.
Interview Tips
Be thorough with the projects. Don't worry too much about languages and haveing a huge technical skill set
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Discussion on Sockets, TCP vs UDP, Ports in Linux
  • Question 2: Discussion on the project relating to system programming.
  • Question 3: How does a system call actually work?
Interview Experience
Cross questioned from whatever i answered
Interview Tips
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Skills

Skills Tested

  • Operating System
  • Computer Networks
  • System Programming ( Basic )
  • C++
  • OOPS using C++
Skill Tips
Focus in accordance iwth the profile being offered. My job profile required proficiency in OS / Computer Networks and hence the entire interviews were based on these two.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Galvin for Operating Systems,
  • MINIX by Tenenbaum for practical details relating to Operating Systems,
  • Mastering C++,
  • TCP./IP Volume 1 by Doughlas Comer for Computer Networks,
  • Beginning Linux Programming,
General Tips
Focus on practical details instead of studying just theory. Stay confident.
Motivation for applying
I wanted to work for a system software developmentr company relating to OS / Com puter Networks only.
Funny Moments
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TATA Steel project trainee internship interview

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Darshan RajFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Project Trainee role at TATA Steel
Interview Process
Test
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Funny Moments
    Somewhere in the middle of the interview they asked me about my hobbies and I said watching regional movies and they asked me who is my favorite hero, first I said Mahesh babu and their wasn't any reaction from the other side so I added saying " In bollywood Salman Khan". and then there was a little smile.
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    Caterpillar Inc project trainee internship interview

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    Bhargava Ramu Ch S SFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Project Trainee role at Caterpillar Inc
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Tips
    Mention your skill set that might be apt for intern profile.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    They were asking general questions related to programming and wanted to know my expertise in being able to code in python and c++
    Interview Tips
    command over basic algorithms ( search, sort etc ) would suffice.
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