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Shell interview

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Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Shell
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Round 2

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Your experiences on being the part of your team.
  • Question 3: Your knowledge gathering
  • Question 4: Handling of your subordinates
  • Question 5: The good and bad experiences of being a part of the team
  • Question 6: About your experiences of the internship
  • Question 7: The work you did, the projects given to you, the efforts you made to finally complete the project, the outcome of your work etc
Interview Experience
So the call came at 8 in the morning. Important note again, the call can come anytime on a predefined date, so be prepared with all your documents, a pen and a few A4 sheets, calculator and calendar. Note down the name of the person calling you. Forgetting the name of your interviewer is a bad sign and it’s not rare to happen as the call may prolong to over an hour, mine being around 75 odd minutes. The interviewer generally decides the layout of the interview so stick to it. Also the interviewer is a HR personnel and he/she will be jotting down each and everything you’ll be saying so think before you speak. At times it may happen that you may be saying something but there will be no response from the interviewer, don’t panic. He/she may be busy writing down your sayings so don’t pause. If it’s awkwardly long, then you can stop and ask for a response.

First fifteen minutes will be the settling time, you’ll be answering questions related to you which won’t be judged, so calm down, relax and have a normal conversation with the interviewer. The next half an hour/45 min will be the one on which they will ask questions related to your work, your achievements and your experiences which will be judged and
noted. The last 15 min will be a general topic will be given to you and your views will be asked about on the topic. Remember, no one is omniscient. So if you don’t know about the topic, you can obviously ask the interviewer to give a general idea on the topic. DON’T GOOGLE. The interviewers are trained people who know when you are reading and saying the answer. It’s better if you give your perspective and the process you take to know and speak about the new topics is better as it will show how you learn as well as give YOUR idea on the topic.

The interview is generally HR based so technical knowledge is not required but it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t know about your projects. Review your projects, know the nittygritty of your work and describe it in such a way that the person on the other end can understand, appreciate and indulge himself/herself in the talk.
Interview Tips
Once my resume was over, I got a notification from Shell that I will be judged over a telephonic interview. Again an important notice, telephonic interviews are not that easy and simple, as they seem to be. Also in my case it was tough as I was competing against 17 other equally qualified people for one or two positions. Here your knowledge about the company, its background, its requirements come into picture. You should be able to tell why you are better than the others without criticizing them, in fact by showing your true skills in a positive manner.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    The Preparation:

    Since the start, I was reading about the companies coming at IITK, reading about their work, their new challenges, the opportunities that I would have with them. Shell, of all companies, captivated me the most. I came to know about the Gourami challenge from the seniors selected and since I was in dual degree, it also gave me the time to prepare for it.

    There are three modes of recruitment in Shell namely (1) Internships (2) Gourami Business Challenge and (3) SRD (Shell Recruitment Day). The most enchanting one as I felt was the 2nd one. But all play and no work makes Jack stupid. So prepare hard, it’s a single opportunity of your lifetime.

    First of all, you should work on your resume; it’s your first impression. Prepare a master resume and as many companies have their own format, try to fit into their requirements. Don’t overindulge in various activities if you can’t handle studies with extra curriculars. A good CPI shows your determination towards your academics, which is by far the most important thing in the campus. But two different students with almost same CPI are differentiated on the basis of extra curriculars and internships. So these things are not unimportant.So, resume is a very important part of the application. It should show your abilities to their full extent. Not to mention, it is you telling about yourself in absence. Add your strong points, make it delightful to read, use simple plain English so that a non-technical person is also able to understand. FYI the resumes are generally short listed by HR members so you have to make them understand your skills. Don’t repeat your stuffs, sort out and order your important achievements as per the requirements.
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    Shell Shell graduate program interview

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    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Shell graduate program role at Shell
    Interview Process
    Test Test Other Interview Case Study Interview Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    60 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    120 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Psychometric Test
    Interview Experience
    The questions asked will test your personality, psychology.It’s a MCQ test having 4 choices.We have to solve 120 Questions in 1 hour duration
    Round 2

    Test

    Duration
    20 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    20 questions
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Arithmetic
    Interview Experience
    It’s a basic level test and you should write it from your hostel rooms.This test is used to judge our speed at solving simple problems. 20 questions will have to be answered in 20 minutes.
    Interview Tips
    TIME material will be useful to crack this test. Make sure you bring calculators for the test
    Round 3

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Introduction to Shell
    Interview Experience
    The questions will be of the kind: Why do you want to apply for the shell? Why should we recruit you? After the 3 tests the company will shortlist the candidates for the interview.
    Round 4

    Case Study Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      The shortlisted candidates will be having a case­study 1 day before the interview. In this case­study you need to show team spirit to them.
      Round 5

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        Technical interview is the final challenge. Mostly interview is done by HR ,where questions from your test 1 will be asked and thereby check your personality (do not write fabricated answers in test 1 as they are related to your personality).
        Interview Tips
        If you think you have a chance of getting selected after 3 tests, put in your full efforts, or else it would be impossible to get a spot.Selection will be based on overall score of tests, case­study and interview. It will not be based only on interview. Be thorough with the project /internship mentioned in your resume. They will ask you a lot of questions on this point. So be well prepared on your internship/project work.Make sure that you are consistent, honest in your interview because they will judge you from the answers in psychometric test.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Books
          • TIME material provided for CAT,
          • 101 HR Questions,
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          Shell Shell graduate program interview

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          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Shell graduate program role at Shell
          Interview Process
          Test Test Case Study Interview Case Study Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Duration
          80 min Minutes
          Test Sections
          • Section 1: Psychometric Test
          Interview Experience
          A scenario/problem was given with four options/solutions out of which the best and the worst had to be chosen after which each option was to be rated on the scale of 5.
          Round 2

          Test

          Test Sections
          • Section 1: Data Interpretation
          Round 3

          Case Study Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            There was an E-tray round before the main interview.This was a case study interview the time constraint was of one hour. About 12 mails were sent containing scenarios with four options, here again the best and worst option was to be chosen and also all the options were to be rated on the scale of 5.
            Round 4

            Case Study Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              In this round a scenario was to be analysed with four options, we had to mention the advantages, the disadvantages of each option and also mention the risks involved in choosing each.
              Round 5

              HR Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
              • Question 2: Why did you apply for shell?
              • Question 3: Why did you choose to apply in an energy sector?
              Interview Experience
              The interviewers completely analysed my resume questioning me about the projects(including my B.Tech project) and my internship that i undertook. To each point in my resume related to my projects or interviews i had to detail as to what problems I faced ,how i overcame them and who were the stake holders involved. They were keen to know my experience in being a part of a team and leading one.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • Spontaneity
              • Logical Thinking
              • Ability to make quick calculations.
              Skill Tips
              Courses related to petroleum profile were helpful.
              Resources

              Preparation materials

              Books
              • CAT Materials.,
              • Walk On The Street,
              General Tips
              My experience in different case-study competitions and doing a detailed study on the company's background helped me in my interview.
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              Shell interview

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              AnonymousFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Shell
              Interview Process
              Resume Shortlist Puzzle Interview Case Study Interview Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Resume Shortlist

              Interview Experience
              I took suggestions about the basic format from my father and sister. Once I made my resume, I got it checked by one of my teachers. It is advisable to limit the document to 2 pages. Among other things, your first page should have academic achievements or extra-curricular achievements depending on which is more impressive, and depending on the target company. PPTs are an invaluable source of information for the HR part of the interview. In their PPTs, companies generally indicate what skills they are looking for from applicants. These will come in very handy in answering questions like - Why should we hire you? or What qualities of yours suits our company's requirements? Also, you get to know a lot about the company and its USP. This helps you in questions like Why do you want to join our company? This is especially useful for students of branches like civil, mining, and metallurgy seeking jobs in the software industry. Did you talk to anyone on how to choose jobs/companies? In what way. I just appeared in the companies that came first. Since these companies were excellent in their respective fields, I have no regrets in sitting for them. Apart from that, since our institute gives us the liberty to take more than one job, choosing jobs is not such a big dilemma.
              Round 2

              Puzzle Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                I only went through the puzzle sets of previous years placement papers. I suppose soft copies of these papers are in circulation in colleges.
                Round 3

                Case Study Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  We had to study the given case within a certain time limit. After that, we had to give an oral presentation, and there was an exhaustive discussion with the interview panel on the presentation.
                  Round 4

                  Group Discussion

                  Interview Experience
                  It was a slightly modified form of a GD, but normal GD mantras hold good.
                  Round 5

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    It was a long and exhaustive interview based a technical project that you have done. This round is purely technical, so your project had better be good.
                    Round 6

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      Shell had a rigorous procedure that was divided into 2 sessions separated by about 3 weeks. The first was a general group discussion (non-technical) and general HR interview (for candidates shortlisted from GD). The interview was very different in that we were asked to speak on a particular topic (like I was asked questions about transportation) and the interviewer, by cross-questioning you, would extract every bit of information that you know about the topic. Selected students advanced to the second session.
                      Interview Tips
                      Decent communication skills and Good technical project
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

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                        Shell Shell graduate program interview

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                        AnonymousFresherSelected
                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Shell graduate program role at Shell
                        Interview Process
                        Test Test Test
                        Round 1

                        Test

                        Duration
                        Untimed Minutes
                        Test Sections
                        • Section 1: Psychometric Test
                        Interview Experience
                        A statement will be given with 4 options and the examinee has to rate himself/herself on a scale of 1 to 5 for each option. Questions were testing them whether they good team player or not, if he/she can work well without relying on others etc.18 questions were there ,all are objective.
                        Round 2

                        Test

                        Duration
                        Untimed Minutes
                        Test Sections
                        • Section 1: Situational Judgment
                        Interview Experience
                        A situation will be given with 4 -5 outcomes, we have to choose the most feasible option. Check for the feasibility, efficiency for the best option. Around 18-20 questions, all are objective.
                        Round 3

                        Test

                        Duration
                        18 Minutes
                        Test Sections
                        • Section 1: Numerical Reasoning
                        Interview Experience
                        Data interpretation questions were asked. No core knowledge was tested. Pie charts, data comparing the statistics were given, how much % growth and which product got sold more were asked. 16 questions in 18 minutes.
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

                        • CAR Capacity Achievement Relationship
                        Skill Tips
                        No core knowledge is required except for basic chemical engineering concept.
                        Resources

                        Preparation materials

                        Books
                        • GATE-201 by GK publications,
                        • Chemical engineering a comprehensive approach by Kripal and Viswanathan,
                        General Tips
                        Mock interviews with friends. Attended IAR mock interview in career connect also.
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                        Shell Shell graduate program interview

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                        AnonymousFresherSelected
                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Shell graduate program role at Shell
                        Interview Process
                        Resume Shortlist Interview Interview
                        Round 1

                        Resume Shortlist

                        Interview Experience
                        Initial shortlist is done based on an online application.
                        Round 2

                        Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          The first interview is a technical round that lasts for about an hour. After the initial shortlisting, the students are asked to submit a write up on two projects of their choice. During the interview, questions are asked regarding all the aspects of any of the projects. During the interview, questions like your contribution are asked. Generally, questions are related to the current affairs or social topics and the approach towards them.
                          Interview Tips
                          More emphasis on the projects done and the special skill sets the candidate possesses is needed.Thorough knowledge of core subjects for technical round is necessary.
                          Really good projects.
                          Round 3

                          Interview

                          Interview Questions
                            Interview Experience
                            The second round is a case study round. A case study based on the business model of Shell is given. The candidate is given 90 minutes to go through it and prepare a presentation for five minutes. The presentation is followed by a question and answer session. The candidate is judged on the solution presented, the technical knowledge and confidence.
                            Interview Tips
                            Problem solving approach. Practise case studies, understand the business problems.
                            Skills

                            Skills Tested

                              General Tips
                              General knowledge
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                              Shell interview

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                              AnonymousFresherSelected
                              Application
                              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Shell
                              Interview Process
                              Resume Shortlist Group Discussion
                              Round 1

                              Resume Shortlist

                              Interview Experience
                              Whatever you write in your resume, you should be ready to defend it 100%.Resume should be company specific. Yes, I attended and gained from them too. While attending them one should look for two things 1. Are you sitting for the right job? 2. And if you are running for it, then what exactly the company is looking for. I didn't talk to anyone but it certainly helps in a way that you can't know everything in an hour PPT.
                              Round 2

                              Group Discussion

                              Interview Experience
                              I can't help much in this regard as I didn't do anything specific, just the common things like reading newspapers, magazines, novels etc. Yes, there was a GD course in our curriculum. That helped a lot. For interview/GD/Test preparation did you prepare in groups or individually? Which one do you think helps the most? Both in a group and individually. Both help.
                              Round 3

                              Interview Experience
                              Before you enter the interview room the panel has already gone through your resume and most of the questions were asked from it and then there were cross questions on what I answered. General questions like a. Tell me about yourself b. What are your hobbies c. why do you want to join this company are always there. In one of the interview (value serve) I was asked to calculate the number of trains running between Varanasi and New Delhi at 10 pm.In the previous round I was asked a question in German(as I had written in my CV acquaintance with German language.) First there was a GD followed by an interview. This comprised the prelims. Then finally there were 3 rounds 1. Case Study 2. Group Activity 3. Technical Interview. In the prelims interview I was given a responsibility and was asked about my course of action (I was made some minister). Finally, in Round 1 there was a case study in which you had to come out with solutions for tons of problems at a time and then you had to justify them. Round 2 was GD type. First there was a discussion among two and then finally among four. Last round was totally based on the projects completed during the course.
                              Interview Tips
                              Analytical skills, ability to work in a group and should have done his projects seriously.
                              Skills

                              Skills Tested

                                Skill Tips
                                Apart from preparation, have faith in yourself.
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                                Shell Pipeline engineer interview

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                                AnonymousFresherSelected
                                Application
                                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Pipeline engineer role at Shell
                                Interview Process
                                Resume Shortlist Group Discussion
                                Round 1

                                Resume Shortlist

                                Interview Experience
                                Stick to only those stuff which you can explain well, right or wrong. Can attend PPT as it gives you insight as to what the company wants from you. This certainly helps in the interview.
                                Round 2

                                Group Discussion

                                Interview Experience
                                Its GD funda was a bit different. It wanted us to allow others to speak as well apart from making your point even if the counter part was fucking dul. But this really paid as it was so in one of my GD.
                                Round 3

                                Interview Experience
                                Case study followed by GD followed by technical interview. Some of the ideas I had jotted down. You can get it here: www.sanjeev-sajjan.blogspot.com under the heading "My experiments with an interview".
                                Interview Tips
                                Must see the resume carefully before you go for the interview.
                                Skills

                                Skills Tested

                                  Skill Tips
                                  Go through the companies site in which you are going to apply.
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                                  Shell interview

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                                  AnonymousFresherSelected
                                  Application
                                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Shell
                                  Interview Process
                                  Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview Other Interview
                                  Round 1

                                  Resume Shortlist

                                  Interview Experience
                                  You will get numerous help from Google and also many workshops those are held before Placements.
                                  Round 2

                                  Group Discussion

                                  Interview Experience
                                  For GD its a group work. Come up with a group involving people from you Hostel wing mates or departmental mates. Take any recent topic (non-political) and talk among yourselves.
                                  Round 3

                                  HR Interview

                                  Interview Questions
                                    Interview Experience
                                    For interview you will get some soft copy titled "64 Interview Questions", go through that and also attend the class held by IMS b4 placement.
                                    Round 4

                                    Other Interview

                                    Interview Questions
                                      Interview Experience
                                      They held a 3 phase of selection with an elimination round after 2 phase. 1st phase: They provide with a case study of 20-25 pages with 60 min of time. After that we are called for an interview session where one has to place 5 min verbal presentation on the case study. Then rest 20-25 min they will ask question on it. 2nd phase: Interview session on submitted project work (your BTEch/Mtech/Summer Internship) a week ago. Mainly on your managerial skills nothing technical. Then there will be elimination round followed by a GD. Then comes the final results.
                                      Round 5

                                      Interview Experience
                                      Regarding Project work they have asked, your work plan, your time management, what problems you faced and how you overcome that, what is your individual contribution on that project.
                                      Skills

                                      Skills Tested

                                        Skill Tips
                                        You better get acquainted with Case Studies.
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