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NTPC interview

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Application
I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
10 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Technical
Interview Experience
The selection for interview will be made based on your cgpa in the class. There was only one round of interview in
which HR and technical was combined.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Name different machines and diff motors and their uses
  • Question 2: Different kinds in which power system can be protected
  • Question 3: Evolution of relays from beginning till now and what was tried to achieve in this development of relays
Interview Experience
Few questions about motors and machines as i said that my topic of interest are electrical machines and power
system. In machines I was asked:- Name different machines and diff motors and their uses. In power system
protection about the different kinds in which power system can be protected. Then evolution of relays from
beginning till now and what was tried to achieve in this development of relays(ans- selectivity, sensitivity, reliability,
fast operation). The time elapsed from the point when fault is sensed by relay till the circuit breaker opens.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: About my background
  • Question 2: My weight and power of lens
  • Question 3: Do I read newspaper and was asked few GK questions
  • Question 4: My hobbies
Interview Experience
I was asked to tell about my background. Then my weight n power of lens. I was asked that do I read newspaper
and was asked few GK questions.. viz; chief minister of WB, AP, governor of AP, Vice president of india. my hobbies
etc..First of all I was fully tensed before I entered the room but I tried to be calm and composed. as HR round started then I said about my background for 2-3 mins. Still I was tensed and then few GK questions added to my tension as I could'nt answer a couple of them.Then technical round started and I answered few questions correct and was confused in answering a couple of them..So I said that sir I'm confused and forgot the answers and told them the theory for that answer. Then it got over in 10 min and till last I was tensed and then I quietly moved out with a smile on my face.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    Don't get excited and don't refer any book/notes when you are going to enter the room. Be calm and cool and don't show attitude inside the interview room. If u don't know anything then just say sir I can't recall now or forgot.Have a smile on your face when the panel members crack a joke on you. Speak slow but be to the point and make your sentences catching.<br />
    PS :- interview is just a discussion between the people whom you don't know. It just tests more of your character and a bit of your technical knowledge.
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    NTPC interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
    Interview Process
    Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Why k-maps?
    • Question 2: What is FT and why FT?
    • Question 3: How will you obtain a DC voltage from an AC source vice versa?
    • Question 4: What is the role of electronics at powerplant?
    • Question 5: Do you know the electronics used in automobiles?
    • Question 6: Tell me an example what is the need of electronics at powerplant?
    • Question 7: What is the principle of the sensor?
    Interview Experience
    It is based on my favorite subject 1) why k-maps 2)what is FT ? and why FT? 3)how will u obtain a DC voltage  from an AC source vice versa? 4) what is the role of electronics at powerplant? 5) do know the electronics used in automobiles? they asked me five questions on this topic... it was a light interview just you should have good basics in electronics that's all. Another question tell me an example what is the need of electronics at powerplant? i said i can improve the efficiency by detecting the vibrations of a turbine using peizoelectric sensor then they asked what is the principle of the sensor? Some questions based on my mini project and industrial training.I answered most of the questions.It was a light interview. they shortlisted based on cgpa...they have seen my prathibha award( I wrote in my resume) and I have impressed them by my hardwork to get it NITW(as I am telugu medium)..... and I have an edge because I have done IT on EMBEDDED SYSTEMS and MICROCONTROLLERS.
    Interview Tips
    If you are perfect in basics you can get it easily.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me your family background
    • Question 2: How did u get into this (NITW)?
    • Question 3: Why did you opt for telugu medium in your Intermediate(12th)?
    • Question 4: What is your aieee rank?
    • Question 5: Where are you from?
    • Question 6: Where is your school?
    • Question 7: How did you manage here(as I am a telugu medium student upto 12th)
    Interview Experience
    You are ramesh right? then tell me your family background.How did u get into this (NITW)? Why did you opt for telugu medium in your Intermediate(12th)? What is your aieee rank? Where are you from? Where is your school? How did you manage here(as I am a telugu medium student upto 12th) These are my HR questions.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      General Tips
      Light prepare well.Brush up your basics.Try to do one project other than industrial training.... keep cool during the interview and before... show enthusiasm!!! if you don't know the answer don't worry... they will test your confidence and you should convince them that you are a hardworker and you are going to do this job or you won't leave this company for at least 5 years.
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      NTPC interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      20 Minutes
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Technical
      Interview Experience
      The Technical questions were from DSD,DSP,Communication Systems,Microprocessors. A few questions were from Project and training. HR round was of a single question and is mentioned below. A few questions were on latest developments in communication.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Questions asked were from basic electronics which encompassed DSP, Communication Systems, DSD, and Microprocessors.
      • Question 2: About power grids and power distribution
      • Question 3: Few questions were from the final year project and they asked how I could apply that in a Power plant.
      • Question 4: Latest trends of development in communication fields and what is 3G, GPS, GSM and all.
      Interview Experience
      The questions asked were from basic electronics which encompassed DSP, Communication Systems, DSD, and Microprocessors. A few questions were from the final year project and they asked how I could apply that in a Power plant. They asked about power grids and power distribution but I said that being a electronics student I do not have much knowledge of such power systems. Then questions were from latest trends of development in communication fields and what is 3G, GPS, GSM and all.It was a easy interview with highly placed and experienced persons. Although I was tensed at first while entering they asked me to feel comfortable and started with simple questions first which anybody can answer which helped me to build up some confidence. Later they carried on with some more technical questions and HR questions.Overall it was a nice experience to sit in front of a panel of seven highly placed officials and answering to their questions.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell me about your family background
      Interview Experience
      The HR person was asking the same question to almost everyone, that is "Tell me about your family background?".
      But he was carefully observing the way you are speaking and your reactions.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        You need to be calm during the interview and do not get tensed, wish them after you enter and before you leave the room. Prepare the basics they were not asking much hard questions. Have a clear answer ready for the general HR questions. Prepare the topics of your project and training well and never utter a term which you do not know well they may catch that and grind you. Be confident on whatever you speak.
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        NTPC interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
        Interview Process
        Technical Interview
        Round 1

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Control of voltage in transmission line
        • Question 2: Control of voltage in turbo generator
        • Question 3: Wind energy frequency control
        • Question 4: Can we tap lightning power ?If yes in how much time?
        • Question 5: Lightning power is equal to how many NTPCs?
        • Question 6: Brief details of my industrial training in BHEL
        Interview Experience
        Shortlisting was done on the basis of CGPA (mine was 9.38).There were 7 members in the interview room.All were friendly but the HR guy was staring at me.It was totally a nice experience.My interview was at 10.30 PM in the night .I entered the room with full of energy and a big smile on my face.They were very impressed by the way I presented myself in the interview,especially the way I replied when they asked '”Tell me about yourself and family background?””.””HR really matters”” because u need to give them a vivid picture of your 20 years life experience in few sentences. But there was one thing I felt would have been better if I had not done done that in the interview.When they asked me “”Which company would you choose NTPC or BHEL?””I replied ”” obviously NTPC because if I have to apply all the concepts and knowledge I have acquired in these 4 years, I strongly feel that NTPC is the right opportunity and moreover BHEL is just a manufacturing company”” Well what's wrong in this reply.There was one word that made a difference.Can u guess what it is...””JUST””…No sooner did I gave that reply than almost all the panel members said in unison that…..””u say it’s JUST a manufacturing company ( stressing on the word just)……if there is no BHEL then there is no NTPC………”” ……..then I tried to cover that saying……..””I just meant that BHEL is a part of the story while NTPC is the main story itself”.”But my overall performance dominated this small mistake I made,we tend to make mistakes,they don’t expect you to be ideal.I wanted to share this particular conversation with all of you so that it might be helpful to you.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          General Tips
          Be confident.Have a brief outlook on all the topics u have covered in academics.Give replies with a innocent and a cute smile whenever required……””A SMILE CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE””…..If you do not know the answer frankly reply saying“”I DO NOT KNOW””.I have done the same when they asked me about wind energy frequency control. Don’t get tensed and do not give one word answers.Give short and sweet replies ALL THE BEST
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          NTPC interview

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          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
          Interview Process
          Test Technical Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Interview Experience
          All the questions are on basics only.Short list on cgpa basis followed by interview.
          Round 2

          Technical Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: What are the applications of heat transfer?
          • Question 2: Explain the principle of thermocouple?
          • Question 3: Where is the thermocouple in this room?(ac).What is air conditioning and air cooling?Explain the difference?
          • Question 4: What are the modes of heat transfer?State their governing laws?
          • Question 5: What is the major difference between conduction and convection?
          • Question 6: Few questions were asked on my industrial training steel plant
          • Question 7: Why steam exhauster blades break at welding joint? (corrosion)
          • Question 8: What is wet bulb temperature and dry bulb temperature?Which one will show higher value in this room?
          Interview Experience
          All these questions were asked in 5 minutes.
          Round 3

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Tell me about your schooling and intermediate?
          • Question 2: They asked me about my long term coaching?(defend properly like u improved after long term)
          • Question 3: Who is the chief minister of andhra?
          • Question 4: CM of bihar?
          • Question 5: Who is the vice president?
          • Question 6: Who is the governor of andhra?
          • Question 7: How many states are there in india?
          • Question 8: Who is the president of india?
          • Question 9: What are the head lines of today's news paper?
          Interview Experience
          As soon as I entered the room I wished them with a smile.He told"you are still cheerful even after waiting 6 long
          hours ".Then I replied"no sir it is not long time for me because I am waiting for this company from my second
          year"he appreciated me for that answer.I made the impression in my first minute itself (All the genera knowledge questions were asked to cool us.I have not answered most of the questions).They are not trying to test our technical skills in interview.Our confidence,communication skills etc were tested.
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Heat transfer
          • Thermodynamics
          • Powerplant technology
          General Tips
          Go for the interview with a good mind set.Company needs you.Prepare heat transfer,thermodynamics, power plant technology.Even if you don't know the answers don't panic.
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          NTPC Trainee interview

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          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus for Trainee role at NTPC
          Interview Process
          Resume Shortlist Interview
          Round 1

          Resume Shortlist

          Interview Experience
          First shortlisting is CPI based.
          Round 2

          Interview

          Interview Questions
          • Question 1: Explain the parameters of transmission line ?
          • Question 2: What is Hysteresis curve ?
          • Question 3: Why and which type of transformer do we use to reduce power loss during transmission?
          • Question 4: Explain Power Factor?
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • Power Systems
          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Courses
          • EE 330,
          • EE210 ,
          • Introduction to electrical engineering ,
          General Tips
          • The company has different selection criteria's for different category.<br />
          • You must thoroughly study their site, it will make very good impression on them. <br />
          • You must give your interview in a way that they must think you will definitely join it.
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          NTPC interview

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          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
          Interview Process
          Technical Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Technical Interview

          Interview Experience
          What are the projects you have executed? What are the temperatures range of storing Cryogenics? (my project [Design of pressure vessel for storing cryogenics] question) What are the insulations we apply in the design of those storage vessels? (project question) What is multi zone model? (my project [IC engines multi zone modal] (question) What happens to the performance and emissions if we increase the Air fuel ratio? On what cycle basis steam power plant works? On what cycle basis gas power plant works? Differentiate between Carnot and Ranking cycles? What are the modes of Heat transfer? Differentiate between conduction and convection? Give me a practical example of heat transfer?
          The interview process is pre selection based on CGPA basis. They wont give much importance to your CGPA in the
          interview. Interview performance alone matters in the selection. Maintain proper dress code, show them how a
          Professional student looks like and get a good impression. In case of PSU's they observe each n every aspect including your facial expressions etc. You need not tell all questions correctly, but try to answer those questions with a Supportive reason. If you don't know the question, don't become nervous.. just tell them that I don't have idea on the topic. Make sure that you are well equipped in at least two subjects. As far as my self is considered I have studied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and IC engines. I have also referred the Projects whatever I have executed. Before leaving they have given a compliment to mine that "You have good academic background".
          Round 2

          HR Interview

          Interview Experience
          Who is your father? What do your siblings do? What is your Dream company? Why do you choose NTPC? What do you know about NTPC? Did you already talk with any persons who are already working in NTPC? Which area you want to choose in NTPC? What is the nearest NTPC to your home? Have you ever visited any NTPC? Which place you want to choose in NTPC? Vizag? Do you have any attachments to any company like internships etc.? Tell me about your schooling and achievements there? Tell me about your intermediate education and achievements there? What is your Aim?
          Skills

          Skills Tested

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            NTPC interview

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            AnonymousFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
            Interview Process
            HR Interview Technical Interview
            Round 1

            HR Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Name
            • Question 2: Family background
            • Question 3: Hobbies
            • Question 4: Why NTPC
            • Question 5: Any problems with small townships
            • Question 6: What would I like to do at NTPC
            • Question 7: Nearby NTPC site
            Interview Experience
            It was quite tensed before the D-Day reg.The interview and the panel,even moments before but the panel was so
            lite they made us feel homely.Then it was awesome experience answering to their questions.My interview went in
            a decent manner so i was expecting a positive message,Interview was very short lasting -upto 15 mins.
            Round 2

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Summer project on FRPs
            • Question 2: Favorite subjects
            • Question 3: TUNNELING- How does the process starts,how it continues,hazards in between,what saftey factors required,roof bolting,about TBM,how to incorporate envt. engg in this process
            Interview Experience
            Asked about the summer project.It was on FRPs,asked favorite subjects said -'structures and environment'.They
            actually are exploring hydel power,so they asked on TUNNELING. How does the process starts,how it
            continues,hazards in between,what saftey factors required,roof bolting,about TBM,how to incorporate envt. engg in
            this process,didn't ask any other topic except this.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              General Tips
              Have an idea of every branch and topic of Civil Engineering..need not mug up the things from 2nd yr till date.Just revise the basic concepts and be CONFIDENT of whatever you are saying even if it is not fully correct.The panel will correct you.Do not answer the question which u don't know at all.Don't panic and yes DRESSING sense had been keenly observed by the panel.Do not deviate from the dress code.Always be smiling and keep an upright posture.Give stress on environment aspects also.Don't forget to greet.Polish your communication skills.Know something about NTPC before going for interview.You can use some of "their" phrases and data to impress them.
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              NTPC interview

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              AnonymousFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
              Interview Process
              Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: What are the types of dam?
              • Question 2: What are the ill effects of dam and measures to tackle them
              • Question 3: Have you visited any dam site and what all you observed?
              Interview Experience
              The questions asked were very simple and of general type.Since NTPC has many upcoming hydro projects under its belt,so questions were asked to relate it.
              Round 2

              HR Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Tell me about your family background
              • Question 2: What are the problems existing in your state and the potential of your state(w.r.t. HYDRO POWER GENERATION)
              • Question 3: Will you like working in your state or outside and why?
              Interview Experience
              The HR questions basically revolved around your family background,about your state and a bit of current affairs.The entire interview process was really simple and short.The panel members were very cooperative and men of very vast knowledge.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • construction technology
              Resources

              Preparation materials

              Courses
              • Dams,
              • Roads and Pavement,
              General Tips
              Improve your CGPA and communication skills as they improve your chances of being selected.Get a thorough information of the company profile and the works your are expected to do there,This helps you to decide your priorities and prepare accordingly.Better give attention to subjects like dams,roads and pavement,ct.Brush up your basics in also your project/training report.No extra preparation is required for HR.Just know a bit of current affairs(specially about your state).Above all be cool and confident because you can get better than this.
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              NTPC interview

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              AnonymousFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus for NTPC
              Interview Process
              Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Technical Interview

              Interview Experience
              The questions asked included: 1. What is the vapour power cycle used in thermal power plant called as? 
              2. Explain it with the help of a neat sketch of T-s diagram? 
              3. Then from T-S diagram it was asked which is the process taking place in the turbine?
              4. What is the function of super heater? 
              5. What do you understand by term critical pressure? 
              6. What is its estimated statistical value? 
              7. What are the various losses in a power plant? 
              8. What is the expected efficiency of a steam power plant? 
              9. How does a car accommodate difference in wheel rotation speed while taking a turn? 
              10. How about a railway locomotive?
              Round 2

              HR Interview

              Interview Experience
              The HR questions included: 1. What is the difference between efficiency and productivity? 
              2. Why did u opt for NTPC?
              3. Is there any close relative of yours working in NTPC? 
              4. Did you have a chance to talk to him? 
              5. How will you able to get along with the life in NTPC townships because most of the times it is very far from cities? 6. Did you get in to some kind of a summer training in to a power plant?
              It was an awesome experience as I was mostly able to convince them with my answers and they were very satisfied. I was pretty relaxed and was sure of my selection. Though I was a bit nervous at the time of results I should accept. At the starting I faltered but later I recovered and answered perfectly well. On my selection I jumped out and freaked out like anything.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

                General Tips
                At least get to do a project in a power plant or oil refinery that's what these PSU's look for. Moreover get through with the basics of thermodynamics, pumps, turbines and be confident and ready to talk in the interview. Rest all is luck, all the best.
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