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Tata Motors Territory sales manager interview

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Ashwin DhakrasExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Campus Recruitment for Territory sales manager role at Tata Motors
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I come from a 29 months work ex in Automobile Industry. However, I wasn't shortlisted in first 2 lists. Later, when some of the placement committee members pushed for me personally, I was the only candidate shortlisted in third list.

In campus recruitment, you need to be extremely lucky if the first selection is CV based. In a campus like KJ SIMSR, where recruiters generally get around 200-250 CVs, its unlikely that they'll look at them personally and completely. CGPA and Work Ex (having more can also go negative) are general filters.
Interview Tips
Either make sure that you are one of the best CGPA holders or have good access to recruiters so that they look at your other credentials too. (Good relations with PCommers could be really helpful in this.)
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
15 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Case Study: Tata Magic
Interview Experience
After getting shortlisted at 11:45am, I was told to sit for the GD at 12:10pm. But since it was a case study based discussion, everyone was on the same page. HR guy explained the case study to all of us and asked us to put our individual points in first 5 mins. Then it was opened for forum. It went on very peacefully without any interruption by the moderators (more because very few of the participants had a little bit of product knowledge). We were asked to plan marketing stratergy for TML's commercial vehicle Tata Magic which is used for passenger movements. Out of 12 participants, 4 were shortlisted including me.
Interview Tips
Start well, speak less, speak sense. Save your best words to close in last two lines.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
    Interview Experience
    HR interview was very generic. Reason to join Automobile, Team Handling capabilities, role description, past experiences. I have worked with Tata Motors before as a vendor in my previous company. So I could take many known names, discuss various experiences in detail. Tatas are known for ethics. And trust me, as far as my experience is concerned, I have really felt that its people who work there, make it really special. HRs made me very comfortable and complete interview experience was really nice.
    Interview Tips
    Speak the truth. Company like Tata Motors have been recruiting people since last 60 years. They'll catch you if you're lying.
    Round 4

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      Tech interview was not that difficult. I had spoken to one of my friends in service department who helped me a lot with pros and cons of TML products. I knew the market wise performance of the company. Hence, I am sure that I scored the most there. Being an experienced candidate, the interviewer took me on a discussion level than interview. Some of the basic guesstimate questions were like,

      1. What is TML's market share in Commercial Business
      2. Why TML commands so much of MS?
      3. Why do you think Ashok Leyland is doing better in South and not anywhere else?

      Just have some basic knowledge about Automobile industry and you should be through. They don't expect you to know everything.
      Interview Tips
      Learn, study or talk to people who are working in the company. People are very simple here. So don't try to impress them with your style. They'll get impressed with sensible, real knowledge and material that you have. If you are a fresher, then obviously they won't expect you to have product knowledge and information on commercial vehicle industry. But you should be able to convey your passion for Automobile Industry and domain for which you are being interviewed.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Market Analysis
      • sales
      • domai
      • Leader
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Videos
      • Automobile Engineering Videos From YouTube,
      General Tips
      Be properly dressed. Speak clear, speak sense, to the point. Don't try to show off. Ethics are very much important in this organization. So don't say otherwise in interviews. The company can have gone places if it starts following market practices. But its firm on what it is doing and will stick to it.
      Motivation for applying
      Past work ex as a vendor, people who work there, excellent leadership that company has had in past.
      Funny Moments
      I knew that I was selected even more finishing my interview. As I mentioned earlier, I wasn't shortlisted in first two lists. So I missed the presentation that TML gave to all shortlisted candidates. Hence I requested the interviewer to go through the presentation so that I don't miss on anything important. He replied with a question asking me if I really need any presentation to know more about the company?
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      Tata Motors Management trainee interview

      12.6k views
      Anjali MatheFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Bhopal for Management trainee role at Tata Motors
      Interview Process
      Test Group Discussion Other Interview Stress Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      2 HR Minutes
      No. of Questions
      120 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: ENGLISH
      • Section 2: LOGICAL
      • Section 3: APTITUID
      • Section 4: TECHNICAL (BOTH FROM EE AND MECH ,MAJOR PORTION WAS FROM EE,MINIMUM ONE QUESTION FROM EACH SUBJECT)
      Interview Experience
      There was no negative marking in test(but our seniors got the paper with negative marking so nothing can be predicted for future) but there was time limit so u have to maintain ur speed,once u move forward for next question u can not go back to previous question so u have to be careful which question u have to skip.questions were not very easy nor they were tough,mathematics questions were from 11 12 class not from the B.Tech course.
      Interview Tips
      for aptitude questions plz go through all types of patterns(work,wages,profit loss,capital interest,principal interest,average.speed,distance,time ), u can get them in MADE EASY aptitude book,for technical go through all the subjects(machines,power system,analog,digital,instrumentation,networks,control system)because there was atleast one question from each subject although they were easy ,if u r preparing for GATE u just need remember the basic ,the can be solved on finger tips
      Round 2

      Group Discussion

      Duration
      15 Minutes
      Group Discussion Topic
      IS SMARTPHONE MAKING PEOPLE DUMB?
      Interview Experience
      topic was very easy so everyone was ready with the points,boys were speaking with dominating voice,u have to be very careful to get a chance to speak
      Interview Tips
      search common GD topics on net and write ur own points for them, go through the GD on net so u can get an idea how to start the topic or else join any of the coaching for GD,dont speak much but when u speak be confident and speak simple language don't use complicated words
      Round 3

      Other Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: 5 min for HR
      • Question 2: 10 min for technical
      Interview Experience
      they asked me to speak about myself for 5 min they were very cool,they were continuously looking in my CV and questioning about what I have written in it(about my sport,schooling,brother,my family,childhood)for technical they asked me about sensors and as an ee student which instrument I will be using for measuring fuel level in the automobiles,they were very much impressed by my written test (as they said to me,so try to do it well)  they were very much cool and smiling all the time,with their body language I was able to make it out that they will select me
      Interview Tips
      if u r a girl from non mechanical branch then ur chances of getting selected is quite more as compared with the boys of non mechanical branch(provided u also give them answer for their question confidently with good body language   ) , for boys if u want to clear ur interview prepare thoroughly with ur technical subjects
      Round 4

      Stress Interview

      Interview Questions
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • alertness
        • speed
        • acuracy
        Skill Tips
        go through the campus placement papers on net
        Resources

        Preparation materials

        Books
        • Made Easy aptitude book,
        • Made Easy notes,
        General Tips
        give the written test of consultancy companies so u can have an idea of aptitude questions,if u clear the test of those companies and get selected for GD give 100% in the GD,if u get selected for next round interview and u dont want to join the company say no to them in the interview,but plz if u dont want to join a company just dont leave it because u want to wait for ur dream company ,the above trick will help u to get experience and gain confidence but be careful
        Motivation for applying
        My brother is a pass from MANIT 2011 mechanical batch,he wanted to join tata motors but as he had a drop after his 12th class he was not allowed to sit for the written,when I said him about tata motors vist to MANIT in 2014 he just said "KUCH BHI KAR PAR TATA MOTOR ME JANA HI HAI TUZE HAAT SE NAHI JANI CHAHIYE YE COMPANY"
        Funny Moments
        when i got selected for tata motors i called my brother and gave him the news he said CHAL MERA SAPNA TUZME DEKHLIYA MEINEi was in the hostel and i was called to the admin to collect my offer letter and sign a copy of that and them back i was so much excited that i took my offer letter and was busy at talking the HRs were looking at me and laughing then the TPO came and said ANJALI ab de bhi de sign karke unhe
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        Tata Motors Get interview

        12.9k views
        Chirag JainFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jaipur for Get role at Tata Motors
        Interview Process
        Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        120 Minutes
        No. of Questions
        100 questions
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: English, Aptitude (Quantitative Analysis, Verbal ability)
        • Section 2: Technical questions
        Interview Experience
        There was one online written test divided into 4 sections- English, Aptitude (Quantitative Analysis, Verbal ability) & Technical questions.2 Hour test (15 English, 25 Quantitative Analysis, 35 Verbal ability, 25 Mechanical Engineering Questions). Questions were basic and simple.
        Interview Tips
        www.Indiabix.com is the best site to prepare for Companies written test.and for aptitude, you can prepare from RS Agrawal Book. Practice & Proper Time management is key to success in Written test.
        Round 2

        Group Discussion

        Group Discussion Topic
        “Are smartphones making us dumb?
        Interview Experience
        I think GD played a crucial role in my selection and gave me the upper hand over other candidates. We were 8 candidates in one group for GD. Before starting the actual group discussion HR asked us that “any one of you can stand up voluntarily and tell us about your college". Here I took the initiative and spoke about the MNIT (bit of history, about departments, about achievements of the college, about various technical and non-technical activities which was going on.) until HR stopped me.After that i started the Group discussion. I spoke 3 times in whole GD and concluded in the end as well.
        Interview Tips
        1. Try to take initiative and summarize the GD in the end as well.2. Speak confidently and politely 3. Listen curiously and showcase your leadership quality.4. Your thoughts should be loud and clear.
        Round 3

        Technical Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Have you done any technical Projects?
        • Question 2: what do you excite in Automobile industry?
        • Question 3: if I give 5 lacs rupees and ask you to buy a car which parameters you will look as a mechanical engineers?
        • Question 4: What is Turbocharger?
        • Question 5: Tell me about yourself & family background
        • Question 6: if we give you the “HR” profile will you accept it?
        Interview Experience
        As I was the Placement Coordinator also and was hosting their campus visit too, so i got an edge of it. In the interview first they asked me "Tell me about yourself & family background". Then they asked me "have you done any technical Projects?"
        I told them about SAE Efficycle. Then they asked me "what do you excite in Automobile industry?" I told them about Latest technology and SUVs. Then they asked about what are the latest technologies in Automobile industries. I told them about CRDI & VVT. Then they asked me if I give 5 lacs rupees and ask you to buy a car which parameters you will look as a mechanical engineers? Then they ask me about Turbocharger? Then they try to puzzle me. They ask me that if we give you the “HR” profile will you accept it? I said no. I told them according to my qualification, I fit to a technical profile and it also excites me. Here they were basically cross-checking me interest.
        Interview Tips
        1. Be aware about the latest technologies in Automobile.
        2. You should know basics of Automobile Engineering & IC Engine
        3. Be confident & genuine in interview , don’t just give abrupt answer, if you don’t know the answer then tell them that I don’t know the answer or I am not recalling it.4.ata Motors they haven't asked about summer training to me. But, most of the companies do strongly focus on summer training. So I would suggest you to do your summer training genuinely and learn as much as you can.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Core subjects knowledge
        Resources

        Preparation materials

        Books
        • Automobile Engineering by RB Gupta,
        • IC Engines by Mathur & Sharma ,
        • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal,
        Courses
        • Mechanical engineering Basics,
        General Tips
        Use your third year’s summer break to prepare for the placement processYou should have a strong technical background and must have your basics crystal clear.You should have good aptitude & communication skillsYou should have good enough answers for the universal questions like tell me about yourself, and others. Make sure you know everything you have written in your resume and follow the standard college format while making your resume.Make yourself thorough in at least one of the core subjects.Prepare your internship and projects thoroughly.Always maintain eye to eye contact with the recruiters. Be confident.Have thorough knowledge about respective companies i.e. technologies they are working on, because interview questions are generally asked on this.Dress properly for interview as HR notice etiquette.Try and have mock sessions for group discussions as well as interviews rather than just reading about it .It will definitely help you out.
        Motivation for applying
        1. Tata Motors provides an open platform that enables free exchange of ideas, knowledge and aspirations on employees.2. Tata motors is largest indian automobile manufacturer.2.
        Funny Moments
        In the end, they try to puzzle me. They ask me that if we give you the “HR” profile will you accept it? I said no. I told them according to my qualification, I fit to a technical profile and it also excites me. then they try to confuse me on this point but i was able to justified me. Here they were basically cross-checking me interest.
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        Tata Motors Manager interview

        12.4k views
        Anurag MishraFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Guwahati for Manager role at Tata Motors
        Interview Process
        Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Interview Interview Interview Interview Interview
        Round 1

        Resume Shortlist

        Interview Experience
        Cut-off was on the pointer basis for Tata. It was 6.0 Only
        Round 2

        Test

        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Quant
        • Section 2: Reasoning
        • Section 3: English
        • Section 4: Technical
        Interview Experience
        QUESTIONS WERE SIMPLE BUT TIME MANAGEMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT. YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE ANSWERS IN A SINGLE SHOT.THERE WAS NO RETURN OR GO BACK OPTION. ONCE PASSED THE QUESTION, YOU CAN'T VIEW IT AGAIN. SO BE CAREFUL WHILE GIVING THE ANSWERS.
        Interview Tips
        Time ManagementProper practice of the sections mentioned above
        Cut-Off will be high because od moderate level of questions
        Round 3

        Group Discussion

        Group Discussion Topic
        Rupee Depreciation
        Interview Experience
        It is one of the challenging round,because you have to show your talent to speak confidently and politely, listen curiously and show your leadership skills to gauge the results in a concluding remark.
        I have spoken only for 30-40 seconds after 8 minutes in 10 minutes GD but i have given a new dimension and guided the GD in a appropriate direction so got selected.
        Interview Tips
        Must work on communication skills. 
        Quality of content is very important not the quantity.Your thoughts should be clear and audible.Try to take the initiative and to summarize the GD.
        Round 4

        Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Tell me about youself.
        Interview Experience
        Panel was very supportive and they will try to make you as comfortable as possible.
        Interview Tips
        Make a honest self-analysis and try to sell yourself in the best way possible as per the need of the interviewer and the post for which they are looking the people.
        Round 5

        Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Asked a few questions related to my m-tech project and it's application
        Interview Experience
        It was nice.I have seen them my full detailed phase1 report and explained them, in the best possible way.
        Interview Tips
        Do your project sincerely take a few subjects and prepare them in the best possible way.
        They will definitely ask about your favorite subjects and ask very basic questions and major practical applications.
        Round 6

        Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: tell me your favourite subjects
        Interview Experience
        i have told IC engines. So they asked me how can you increase the power of the IC engines without doing any major modifications in the engine just by using design of it?
        Interview Tips
        Your approach is very much important than your correct answer. So give the proper logic behind your answer.Try to be cool, calm and confident even in the worst situations.So many times,they intentional try to puzzle you and observe your approach & reaction.
        Round 7

        Interview

        Interview Questions
          Round 8

          Interview

          Interview Questions
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              Skill Tips
              Your body language and soft-skills matters a lot. So please try to work on it sincerely.<br /> Be honest in the interview. Prepare your projects and industrial training sincerely.Tell them, why they should take you?<br /> Sell yourself in the best way possible. Try to take the control of the interview in your hands and bring them in those areas where you are really strong and talk in those areas as much as possible.
              General Tips
              Be confident. It is the one thing without which having all you can't sail out the competition.

              Prepare common HR questions honestly like- tell me about yourself?

              Why we should hire you and where do you see yourself after 5 years?

              Be confident in GD.If not then take some mock GD with friends.
              Motivation for applying
              Great place to work and learn especially in R&D.

              Automobile world,one of my favorite areas of interest.

              Work-life balance and nice location like Pune, Lucknow.

              Social initiatives to make a large impact for social-welfare.
              Funny Moments
              My interview has gone just for 10 minutes.I was successful to make a good 1st impression. They have asked only a few questions and honestly telling i was not able to tell them accurately and they said ok' now you can go.

              I thought i am completely out of the game because my colleagues interviews have gone much longer.I was waiting outside of my biggest failure but was shocked to listen my name 4th in the list of 8 people.

              The best moment of my life i got selected in my dream company with my best friend..............:)

              partyyyyyyyyyyyyyy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

              All the best
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              Tata Motors Get interview

              11.9k views
              Abhinaba MukherjeeFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Durgapur for Get role at Tata Motors
              Interview Process
              Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
              Round 1

              Test

              Duration
              90 Minutes
              No. of Questions
              90 questions
              Test Sections
              • Section 1: 1. Aptitude
              • Section 2: 2. Technical
              Interview Experience
              The test was conducted via amcats.com. In aptitude section, quantitative, logical reasoning and verbal ability were three subsections and questions were more or less easy.In technical section, standard sets of questions ranging from machine design, thermal engineering to industrial engineering, almost all topics under mechanical engg., were included. Level of difficulty was medium.
              Interview Tips
              For aptitude, basic +2 knowledge coupled with some practice to increase speed is essential.For technical, a general overview of all the topics studied in earlier semesters under mechanical engineering including mathematics is needed.
              Round 2

              Group Discussion

              Duration
              20 Minutes
              Group Discussion Topic
              Glass Ceiling: Does gender equality exist in Indian Incorporates?
              Interview Experience
              Topic was nice and arguments on both fronts could be presented. An example is that in core engg. sector, although there is a minimal presence of women (which is a reflection of the fact that very few girls opt mech/ee/civil etc streams), the IT or Software sector doesn't face similar problems and upto certain level can boast of being equally harbouring geniuses from both genders alike.
              Interview Tips
              Be calm and try not to get into a fight with any member of the group. Always remember, this is a discussion and not a debate. Keep your points brief and salient and present them with confidence. Forget about the interviewers and make yourself comfortable. If you are unable to fathom the topic or come up with solid points at the spur of moment, take time and keep notes of others' arguments. Best of luck!
              Round 3

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: 1. Draw a 4-speed synchromesh gearbox. (A bomb at the beginning which was timely diffused since I had drawn it ago)
              • Question 2: 2. Tell me how transmission occurs from engine to wheel?
              • Question 3: 3. Basic questions on IC Engines like octane numbers etc.
              • Question 4: 4. What is limited slip differential? How it works?
              • Question 5: 5. Questions on fluid engg. like working of venturimeter etc.
              • Question 6: 6. Questions on machine design like how screw-jack works? how to increase efficiency? etc.
              Interview Experience
              My first question was "Tell me about yourself", which was the only HR question I was asked. So, I'm mentioning it in the technical portion itself. I calmly gave an answer which was semi-prepared and semi-modified at that moment.
              In technical portion, most questions being from automobile engg, it was advantageous for me since its my favourite portion from mech. engg. All the questions were fundamental and doesn't need deeper knowledge of the topics.
              Interview Tips
              In a technical interview, knowledge and knowledge alone can help you. So, prepare the topics according to the company's job profile. No need to dig deeper into any special topic unless if you have spare time. Present your answers with a confident smile and clearly mention if you don't know answer to any question.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • Speed
              • Confidence
              • Accuracy
              Skill Tips
              Speed and accuracy comes from practice and practice alone.Confidence comes from experience and over dominance over the subjects.
              General Tips
              As already mentioned, be confident yet humble. Humility gains you respect and respect gains you points in case your interview goes awry. At the end of the day, it finally comes down to the nature of the interviewer and how much you can make him feel your worth in his market. Sale yourself properly and even under utter absence of technical knowledge you can bag a job.
              Motivation for applying
              I have always wanted to join an automobile company and Tata Motors is one of the forerunner in the automobile sector globally. The association of Tata name is enough to motivate me to join this marvel of a company.
              Funny Moments
              When I was asked "Tell me about yourself". I cracked a joke in the middle of my answer saying "I am a training and placement representative of my college and I interact with students and company people on a frequent note and try to get my friends as many jobs as possible and right now I am doing the same by mentioning this fact to you ". They smiled heartily and I went on adding "Hopefully this way, I shall help myself bag the job at the end of the day". At the end of the day, I did get the job!!  (*Chuckles")
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              Tata Motors Get interview

              11.8k views
              Ankana DharFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Durgapur for Get role at Tata Motors
              Interview Process
              Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
              Round 1

              Test

              Duration
              2 hours Minutes
              No. of Questions
              60+65 questions
              Test Sections
              • Section 1: Aptitude and Tech test
              Interview Experience
              It was like nothing I had expected. the Apti and maths part was doable. You need a weeks preparation to get a good speed through these type of questions. The tech questions were completely fundamental. I am a EE grad. Questions from analog, circuits, very basic EMT was there. Even a few question from Power plant engg and gears.
              Interview Tips
              Its a waste of time predicting the scope of the test. It has nothing to do with the company profile,or your forte. They can ask you anything engg related. You need to have the right mind, a reasoning skill to think it through. Even if its beyond your scope or know-how...calm down...think basic,fundamental of the subject,you would crack it :)
              Round 2

              Group Discussion

              Duration
              20mins Minutes
              Group Discussion Topic
              A world without barriers
              Interview Experience
              We were a mixed group. Metallurgy,Mechanical,Electrical. It was a 10 people panel discussion. Three interviewers watched over. And yes,it was a bloodbath! It was a mixed batch so nobody was ready to compromise. I tried to raise my voice say my point. Keep it short and unique and catchy! They said it was the worst gd of the day. and still selected 5 of us for the next round!
              Interview Tips
              They wanna see leadership skills, out of the box thinking and fluency! You need to be a good english speaker. There isnt a by-lane for that,you have to be fluent. A tip--> Make your point and then call out the one who is not speaking and give him/her a chance to speak. That shows leadership and teamwork capabilities. If its too much chaos, try to bring order! That looks better than creating anarchy! Oh and dont fight to conclude! They give each of you a minute to conclude your idea and place it in a proper unhindered way! DONT BE RUDE!! BE POITE! BE LOUD, BUT VERY VERY POLITE!!  Say,may I please have the chance to add to this discussion,I have something relevant to say in this regard...like that. Scream things like that,they dont look like you are quarreling!
              Round 3

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                They asked me to draw a four point and a three point starter. Questions on dc motors,power system, instrumentation, control system. I answered each of them. Right or wrong I dint waste time,so that they ask me the next question!
                Interview Tips
                Dont waste time hesitating. Admit you are weak in that field and move on to the nxt question. More questions asked=more chance of you proving your worth! be confident about what you are saying,. Dont be a yes man and accept whatevr the interviewer tells you.
                Round 4

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  Are you flexible to relocate? What is your plan for the next 5 years? I showed them that I want to be in TML sincerely and work my way up the ladder.
                  Interview Tips
                  Do not brag about higher studies! Show some sincerity. And in about yourself...focus on how your strengths would benifit the company. For weakness show things that are actually good traits,overzealous,workaholic..etc. Things that arent detrimental.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Technical skills--thinking up circuits for any appliance
                  • guess work
                  • Speaking skills
                  • Vocational training acquired skills
                  • convincing skills
                  Skill Tips
                  Keep calm. Work on your room presence! Dont be nervous. Be confident. Think that you are an asset!<br /> Gate preparation, class notes.<br /> Guess work! A good guess is a result of a good knowledge.
                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Videos
                  • Nptel videos,
                  General Tips
                  Dress well. Not for the interviewer. But for yourself. You would be confident. Be very thorough about your summer training/internship. 50% questions come from there. Eat,sleep,dont stress! And again,confidence is the key! Confidence that will come only when you have your bases covered.
                  Motivation for applying
                  Tata Brand is a semi-psu! It offers job security and is a great place to learn and start your career!
                  Funny Moments
                  I made the diagram of a 3 point starter after I last made it in 2nd year. And I made it right! :P In about myself I blurted out, I love to dance! :P Nerve does that! But its ok! The panel would understand.
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                  Tata Motors Get interview

                  11.7k views
                  Madan Janardan TaldevkarFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Gandhinagar for Get role at Tata Motors
                  Interview Process
                  Test Test HR Interview Technical Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Duration
                  60 Minutes
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Technical
                  Interview Experience
                  Some questions were really tough and time consuming but other than those were based on what we have learnt in these 3 years.
                  Interview Tips
                  Brush up your basics of Mechanical engineering. Generally they follow syllabus given by GATE. Having some knowledge about automotive engines would come handy. Do not spend much time on one question.
                  Round 2

                  Test

                  Duration
                  45 Minutes
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Aptitude
                  Interview Experience
                  Aptitude questions were easy. General logic and simple high school maths was there. You have to be really fast for this questions. If you are preparing for GRE or CAT it would be much easier for you. If not just go online and solve some online tests.
                  Interview Tips
                  Give some online aptitude test to improve your speed.
                  Round 3

                  HR Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself.
                  • Question 2: Why do you want to join TATA Motors?
                  • Question 3: Have you given a GRE?
                  • Question 4: You have done research internship in foreign university; Why are you willing to work instead of higher study?
                  • Question 5: Do you plan to go for higher studies in near future?
                  • Question 6: Where do you see yourself in next 5 years?
                  • Question 7: Do you have any hobby?
                  • Question 8: How do you manage to do extracurricular activities and a minor also?
                  Interview Experience
                  Interview was conducted by panel of three. One of them was HR manager and other 2 were technical personals.  Interview was very friendly. They expected me to tell about my actual life and not what I had prepared to tell them.
                  Interview Tips
                  Be yourself. Do not boast or cook things. They can cross check and catch you. Have some idea about company, their philosophy. Try to answer yourself how do you match in the picture. Explain them how it is good to have test of different things. You have to be clever for questions like future aspirations. Your answer should be logical and plausible. Be thorough about your hobbies. It is okay to have no hobby than cooking something on the spot.
                  Round 4

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Tell us about your Electric Vehicle project. What was your role in that?
                  • Question 2: What are the drags experienced by vehicles?
                  • Question 3: How did you calculate capacity of battery and rating of motor?
                  • Question 4: Do electric vehicle use gearbox? Why?
                  • Question 5: Tell us about your internship on Li-ion Batteries. Why did you choose this topic?
                  • Question 6: How does a 4 stroke engine work?
                  • Question 7: What is difference between diesel and Otto cycle?
                  • Question 8: Which one of them is more efficient? What is the reason?
                  • Question 9: What is emission consists of?
                  • Question 10: Have you heard about emission norms? What are those?
                  • Question 11: How do you reduce CO and NOx emissions?
                  • Question 12: Have you taken a course on Industrial Engineering? What are different layouts? What is Just in time?
                  • Question 13: If you are to design press fit assembly (hole and shaft) what parameters would you consider?
                  Interview Experience
                  Interview was conducted by panel of three. One of them was HR manager and other 2 were technical personals.  Interview was very friendly. I was shocked to get these many questions on my project and internship work. But it worked well as I had thorough knowledge about them. I answered all the questions correct except one about reducing CO and NOx. I was encouraged to think and answer again. They were happy as I answered it correctly later.
                  Interview Tips
                  Be sure that you know nuts and bolts of your project work and Internship. They generally ask questions from topics you have mentioned on list provided earlier by them. It is better to accept your ignorance than fooling them; because you cannot. They don't expect you to be wikipedia.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Confidence
                  • Knowledge
                  • Good Communication
                  • Honesty
                  • Logical thinking
                  Skill Tips
                  Be yourself! They are here to hire you and you need to give them a reason, why. Have clear idea about your projects and interns. Do not boast about your previous work. Take your time to explain your answers. And again be yourself! and All the best!!!
                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Books
                  • GATE preparation Book,
                  Courses
                  • Introduction to automotives,
                  • Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics,
                  • Introduction to Automotive engine,
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                  8

                  Tata Motors Get interview

                  11.6k views
                  Souradeep KunduFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Agartala for Get role at Tata Motors
                  Interview Process
                  Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
                  Round 1

                  Resume Shortlist

                  Interview Experience
                  It was mostly based on academic performance over the years. They had set an eligibility criteria based on our performances in Xth, XIIth and graduation.
                  Interview Tips
                  There is no substitute for hard work when it comes to academics. A consistent performance which reflects a positive trend in your performance will always impress your recruiters.
                  Round 2

                  Test

                  Duration
                  110 Minutes
                  No. of Questions
                  100 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Quantitative aptitude (20 questions in 25 minutes)
                  • Section 2: Logical reasoning(25 questions in 30 minutes)
                  • Section 3: English aptitude (35 questions in 35 minutes)
                  • Section 4: Technical subject test(production engineering 20 questions in 20 minutes)
                  Interview Experience
                  Tata motors online test in conducted by AMCAT. Quantitative and logical reasoning were pretty much easy. They had questions from all the chapters one can find in any so aptitude books. English questions were mostly usage based. One needs to have a strong reading base to answer the questions. Technical questions were mostly theoretical but very conceptual.
                  Interview Tips
                  Practice aptitude questions as much as possible. English needs to be developed through continuous effort. Read books and newspaper, once in a while try writing something in english. A thorough knowledge of your technical concepts is necessary. Focus on English if you think it is your weakest link ASAP. Many people understand this only at the 11th hour, which is of no help at all
                  Round 3

                  Group Discussion

                  Duration
                  8-10 minutes Minutes
                  Group Discussion Topic
                  Success is all about human relations
                  Interview Experience
                  Although our topic was somewhat abstract,other groups had topics based on current political ,social, and economic affairs. Based on the time that was given to us, the 7 of us each took a minute to put forth our point of view before finally concluding in the last 2 minutes of our allotted time. The discussion was a peaceful one and almost every body brought something new into the discussion. 5 of us got selected for the interview round
                  Interview Tips
                  Develop your communication skills. Make use of your professional communication skill classes if your college provides one. Take stock of what is happening around you, in your country, in the world. Practice having fruitful discussions with your friends around you on social topics.
                  Round 4

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
                  • Question 2: Questions based on final year project, they asked a very tricky but conceptual question from my project.
                  • Question 3: questions based on field of interest, e.g. what is work sampling, MOST, Vogel's approximation technique etc.
                  Interview Experience
                  I started by giving a small introduction about myself and my upbringing. The interviewers then took up to ask questions from my project. There were 3 interviewers, one hr and 2 technical interviewers. The y were very experienced professionals of their field and their questions reflected that. I was able to answer most of the questions, however they had me stuck at the project question for quite sometime.
                  Throughout the interview they were going through the my application form they gave us to fill after the online tests and also my CV.
                  Interview Tips
                  Keep confidence in yourself. If you have made this far in a placement drive then you have it in yourself to see through one more round. Interviews are hard to advise for and the only extra tip for facing an interview is to feel confident and cool.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Communication
                  • Technical knowledge base
                  • Reasoning Skills
                  • General awareness
                  • Aptitude
                  Skill Tips
                  All the above skill sets need to be equally given attention to as each of those elimination rounds focused on a specific skill set.
                  Resources

                  Preparation materials

                  Books
                  • TMH book of CAT by Arun Sharma for quant and reasoning,
                  Courses
                  • Foundation course in CATIA,
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                  9

                  Tata Motors Post graduate engineer trainee [pget] interview

                  2.7k views
                  Ram MurthyFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Post graduate engineer trainee [pget] role at Tata Motors
                  Interview Process
                  Test Resume Shortlist Technical + HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  No. of Questions
                  120 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Technical
                  • Section 2: Aptitude
                  • Section 3: Workplace Complacency Section
                  Interview Experience
                  The test was a very lengthy test with 5 sections for 2 hours. The amount of content that had to be read in the question paper is exceptionally high. There were huge paragraphs to be read and answered. There was an intriguing section, in which a set of tasks mentioned, each of them of unique nature and taking different time for completion and we had to number the tasks in our order of priority, which would ensure the tasks being completed as per time. That particular section was tedious and time taking as we had to read the tasks again and again to fully understand and compare them with each other. Overall, the exam, I'd describe it as more tedious and tiresome than analytically difficult.
                  Interview Tips
                  One has to maintain the same high level of analytical ability throught the test despite mental fatigue to complete the test in stipulated time. Practicing in that direction would certainly help.
                  Round 2

                  Resume Shortlist

                  Round 3

                  Technical + HR Interview

                  Interview Questions
                  • Question 1: Tell us a bit about yourself.
                  • Question 2: What is your current project?
                  • Question 3: Deep technical questions on project.
                  • Question 4: The domain we're hiring for is not exactly what you're mastering in. Would you be able to adapt and be willing to do work that you aren't much familiar with?
                  Interview Experience
                  I answered most of questions asked on my project and other technical questions as well. For the question on non familiarity of work, I answered that I would consider it as a challenge and I'd be excited about such inter domain work as it would be a great opportunity to learn and expand my knowledge.
                  Interview Tips
                  A good opening statement makes most difference in interview. Being prepared for most of standard questions will prevent anxeity during the first few minutes of interview. When asked about yourself, starting by thanking them for the opportunity will certainly help. Whatever you're saying about yourself in the interview, keep an example demonstrating that quality in hand. And don't lie in the interview, we may think that we can manage by lying, but HR can easily see through it. Confidence and believing in yourself is key to crack any interview. Wear a smile in all appropriate moments during interview.
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                  • Technical Analysis
                  • Communication
                  • Analytical Skills
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                  10

                  Tata Motors Get interview

                  11.5k views
                  Subhradeep DhalFresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Rourkela for Get role at Tata Motors
                  Interview Process
                  Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Duration
                  60 Minutes
                  No. of Questions
                  60 questions
                  Test Sections
                  • Section 1: Aptitude
                  • Section 2: Technical
                  Interview Experience
                  The written round was fairly easy. 30 questions from each section. The aptitude section was easier which didn't pose any difficulty for most of the candidates. The technical part had basic questions to test the fundamentals.
                  The test had a different format where each question had a specific time limit. After attending a question there was no option to review it. Around 60-70 % of the candidates got selected for the next round.
                  Interview Tips
                  The trick lies in attending as many questions as possible. As said always accuracy matters. But then again it was not a national level exam. So all we had to do was clear the cut offs. And the no of students getting eliminated in this round was not high.
                  Round 2

                  Group Discussion

                  Duration
                  20 Minutes
                  Group Discussion Topic
                  Are women good managers.
                  Interview Experience
                  I had a descent experience. The discussion started well but turned rough towards the second half where students started mentioning biased points towards there own gender. Overall it was not that fierce. I started the discussion. The panel had 8 students with 2 moderators. We allowed each and everyone to present their points. 5 students got selected for the personal interview round. Only the ones who had spoke very little were eliminated.
                  Interview Tips
                  Well there are lots of tips which are available online on how to tackle GD's. But from my personal experience i would like to state that if you are not well aware of the topic then take the risk and start or initiate the discussion. It's easier to introduce the topic covering the basic points. Or else you can give a suitable conclusion at the end by collecting the points and summering the overall topic.
                  Round 3

                  Technical Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    Although i have titled it as a technical interview , it was a technical cum HR interview. The discussion went on for approximately 30 minutes. Starting with my internship experience they covered core areas of automobile industry. I was able to answer most of them and denied politely to whichever questions i didn't know the answer to. They asked about my future goals, my hobbies and achievements. Overall it was very interactive and a healthy experience.
                    Interview Tips
                    Be prepared to answer any question based on your resume. Pick your favorite subject and start preparing thoroughly. For e.g for TATA Motors (in fact for all the automobile companies) i covered basic areas of Automobile Engineering (my areas of interest were transmission and drivetrain) . Show some interest that you want to join their company. All in all try to be yourself and give your best. To avoid being nervous, believe that it's not the end. A lot of companies would visit later and life doesn't end here. So keep calm and be expressive.
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

                    • Self Confidence
                    • Determination
                    • Communication skills
                    Skill Tips
                    As mentioned earlier.
                    Resources

                    Preparation materials

                    Videos
                    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClqhvGmHcvWL9w3R48t9QXQ,
                    General Tips
                    As mentioned earlier.
                    Motivation for applying
                    As mentioned earlier.
                    Funny Moments
                    I was asked the length of football goal post and instead of 24ft i said 24m to which the panel started laughing and giving me suspicious looks. I rectified it quickly though. I guess i had lost my focus a bit towards the end of the round.
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