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KLA-Tencor Application development engineer interview

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Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Application development engineer role at KLA-Tencor
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Technical Interview Case study and developing algorithm interview based on Case study behavioral + hr + guess estimate interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Around 300 people where shortlisted based on resume
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Easy aptitude test of 1 hr
Interview Experience
Around 120 students where shortlisted based on the test
Round 3

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
2+3=5
Interview Experience
Many great points where discussed in the gd like:
'+' is an user defined function (eg -power function,2^3 =8 )
Two + three = 8 alphabets
Less input ,more output ,thus more efficiency
power of teamwork resulting in more output etc

30 where shortlisted out of 10 gd groups
Interview Tips
Be confident & speak more than once.
Scribble whatever points you get onto a paper.
First speaker has an added advantage.
Try to appreciate others points if its good
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: introduce yourself
  • Question 2: Tell me about your project and its applications
  • Question 3: favorite subject and basic questions from it
  • Question 4: What is the angle between minute and hour hand for a particular time ?
Interview Experience
The interview was easy and cool ,12 people where shortlisted for next round.
Interview Tips
have a good idea about your project and speak confidently
Round 5

Case study and developing algorithm

Interview Experience
2 algorithm to find defect based on histograms for 4 different cases were given and we were asked to find which one is best and suitable modifications for the algorithm. This round basically tests your problem solving skills.
Time-30 min

Interview Tips
First try to understand the problem and algorithm properly before moving onto the questions
Round 6

interview based on Case study

Interview Experience
Basically we have to explain our answers for the previous round
4 were selected to next round
Round 7

behavioral + hr + guess estimate interview

Interview Experience
initially questions where asked like ,
why kla ?
Are you okay to travel as the job requires 70% international travel
Where do you find ten years from now?
some question about what company does ?
Asked to guess estimate the total warranty claim cost for a product to be sold ?
This interview took more than an hour
3 where shortlisted to last round ..phew :)
Interview Tips
Never give up . Try to think and answer ,don't give any sudden answers .Study in detail about the company and what it does.
Round 8

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Common hr questions , explain your life journey from school to IIT
  • Question 2: Questions based on resume
  • Question 3: why do want to join this company as you are shortlisted for 7 more companies which are more core profile jobs than this?
  • Question 4: What if you are not shortlisted after 7 rounds ?
  • Question 5: Which all places you have visited in India?
  • Question 6: about my hobbies
Interview Experience
This round was easier than previous round
At last after all these rounds two persons were selected and i was one among them. My First interview at IIT M and my first job :)
Interview Tips
Be yourself and be cool
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Problem Solving Abilties
  • Presence Of Mind
  • Confidence
  • Inter Person Communication Skills
  • Speed And Accuracy In Aptitude
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KLA-Tencor Applications engineer interview

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Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Applications engineer role at KLA-Tencor
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    1.Mainly quant questions were asked.
    2.Relatively easy questions.
    Interview Tips
    CAT fundaes helped me prepare for the test
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Duration
    20 Minutes
    Group Discussion Topic
    If you have a hammer all what you see is nail
    Interview Experience
    1.Six members were part of GD.
    2.I had to make presentation about any of my projects after GD.
    Interview Tips
    1.There should be clarity in the points.
    2.You should be capable to express and convince.
    3.Take initiative.
    4.Develop leadership qualities.
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      1.They wanted to know about the projects listed in my resume.
      2.Each round was of 20-30 min.
      3.More than the technical aspects they look at your ability to communicate.
      Interview Tips
      1.Be thorough with the projects.
      2.Be confident when you speak.
      Round 4

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell about yourself
      • Question 2: Why KLA Tencor
      • Question 3: Are you fine with travelling
      Interview Experience
      1.Questions about my interests were also asked.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Semiconductor
      • Fundaes on image processing
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Courses
      • semiconductor,
      General Tips
      1.You should be able to answer anything regarding the project.

      2.I prepared only for Quant and few HR questions.
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      KLA-Tencor Applications engineer interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Applications engineer role at KLA-Tencor
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      60 Minutes
      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        1.Quant/DI
        2.Objective test
        Interview Tips
        CAT preparation helped me in the test.
        Round 2

        Group Discussion

        Duration
        20 Minutes
        Interview Experience
        1. 8 members were part of the GD.
        2.After GD I had to make presentation about any project I had done.
        Interview Tips
        Take care of:1.Talking initiatives
        2.Involving others
        3.Body language
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
        • Question 2: What you learnt in your interns?
        Interview Experience
        1.No stress during interview.
        2.It was very interactive.
        3.The time duration of interview was 15 minutes.
        Interview Tips
        1.Brush up your communication skills.
        2.Be comfortable during the interviews.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Communication skills
        Skill Tips
        1.I prepared for case studies and puzzles.<br /> 2.Take help from materials available on LAN.
        General Tips
        1.It's better to start early.

        2.Start preparing around november.
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        KLA-Tencor Applications engineer interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Applications engineer role at KLA-Tencor
        Interview Process
        Test HR Interview Group Discussion
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        60 Minutes
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Objective Test
        • Section 2: Quants/ DI
        Round 2

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
           No stress interview
           Questions about the projects listed in the resume in the technical round
           Discussion like HR interview
          Round 3

          Group Discussion

          Group Discussion Topic
          “If you have a hammer, all what you see is a nail”
          Interview Experience
           Duration 20 minutes
           6-8 members
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Aptitude
          • semiconductor
          • Image Processing
          • Puzzle Solving
          Skill Tips
          Taking initiatives, involving others.
          General Tips
          Be thorough with projects.
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