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Tata Motors Management trainee interview

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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

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

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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 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 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

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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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Tata Motors Manager interview

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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

Round 8

Interview

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.<br />
    Prepare common HR questions honestly like- tell me about yourself?<br />
    Why we should hire you and where do you see yourself after 5 years?<br />
    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.<br />
    Automobile world,one of my favorite areas of interest.<br />
    Work-life balance and nice location like Pune, Lucknow.<br />
    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.<br />
    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.<br />
    The best moment of my life i got selected in my dream company with my best friend..............:)<br />
    partyyyyyyyyyyyyyy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<br />
    All the best
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    Tata Motors Get interview

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    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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    Tata Motors Get ( graduate engineer trainee ) interview

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    Anshuman YadavExperiencedSelected
    Application
    I Applied for job through Campus Recruitment for Get ( graduate engineer trainee ) role at Tata Motors
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Interview Experience
    The written test consisted of Aptitude,English,Quant Sections in the First paper. 30 questions were there.
    Technical paper consisted of 30 more questions.
    Psychometry test followed after that.
    Interview Tips
    Psychometry test was very important as it was also a part of selection criteria. DON'T take it lightly.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Why white fumes appear from the silencer when we start an automobile?
    • Question 2: What are the constituents of exhaust gases?
    • Question 3: How do we reduce NOx emission?
    • Question 4: Difference between diesel and petrol engine?
    • Question 5: SFD nd BMD diagrams?
    • Question 6: Why wheels of tractors have larger radius at the back?
    • Question 7: What are Disc Brakes?
    • Question 8: Explain the working of a Clutch?
    Interview Experience
    The interview was very cordial. I gave the answers of 80% of the questions correctly.
    Interview Tips
    DONOT Panic. Keep Calm and be confident in your body language.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me something about Yourself?
    • Question 2: Why do you want to join our company?
    • Question 3: Why is your location preference?
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Compatibility with company
    • Adaptability
    • Confidence
    • Automobile Engineering
    • Knowledge In Ic Engines
    • 1)communication
    Skill Tips
    Assure them in your interview that you are compatible with their company and you will give your 100% for them.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • For Mech And Automotive You Can Go Throgh V Ganesan (IC Engines),
    Funny Moments
    He asked me about the new Braking Technology in automobiles and later termed it as ''BRAKING NEWS'' :P
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    Tata Motors Get interview

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    Shubhangi BhadoriaFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at MDI Gurgaon for Get role at Tata Motors
    Interview Process
    Test Group Discussion Problem Statement Other Interview Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Test Sections
    • Section 1: 120
    Interview Experience
    Test was consisted of 4 sections with individual cut-offs, so initially I was little bit afraid. But when test came on the screen, it was not that much tough as I was expecting to be. So, overall, it was good, not very difficult. They just checked the basics and presence of mind.
    Interview Tips
    Solve some easy questions one day before the test. Most important thing, be confident.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Group Discussion Topic
    Is it good or bad to have women at top positions like CEOs of the corporate company?
    Interview Experience
    I had faced one GD before the GD of TATA Motors so I was quite confident for it.
    Interview Tips
    They gave 2 minutes time before starting the discussion, so, do not be nervous. Just think of the possible dimensions of the topic.
    Most important tip :even if you don't get any idea, don't panic,just do one thing. Support other's point. For example, if someone saying I think it is good idea,........ so you say " I strongly support your point but it should be like this that etc etc "   Dilpomacy.
    Round 3

    Problem Statement

    Interview Experience
    According to me, it does not play very important role because our activity did not give something fruitful, many were shortlisted after this phase also.many were shortlisted after this phase too.
    Interview Tips
    In every activity whatever is given, be active participant. And keep on giving suggestions and guide the group but be sensible otherwise it may be counted as negative point also.
    Round 4

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: You are having only 5 minutes in which you have to describe everything related to studies, ypur presonal life. You can even share your relationship problems or happiness also. And your time starts now. What do we use to improve power factor in the industry? What are the circuit breakers used in the homes? Whats are the MCBs RLCBs etc?
    Interview Experience
    Initially, as obvious was a little bit afraid,I kept speaking, covering all aspects that I could remember at that time. At last, he said he was quite impressed by my answer. 
    These are very very basic question for any electrical Engg.
    Interview Tips
    First all wish everyone and to the lady member first. Be confident. Take your time to think the relevant point before giving answers. They understand, you are human being not the machine. Maintain eye contact to as many persons as you can.
    If you do not know answer just tell them you dnt know. Do not try to play with technical person.
    Round 5

    Technical Interview

    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Speaking
    • Behavior
    • Confidence
    Skill Tips
    Again be confident.  Have some knowledge about the company and visit the company's website before the interview.
    General Tips
    First and foremost, confidence. Take your time to give right answers instead of throwing the answers on the interviewer.
    Motivation for applying
    As TATA Motors has international recognition, so working in this company itself was a great motivation. As I wanted to have exposure of various fields like Mechanical Engg. also, so I chose to work with automobile company.
    Funny Moments
    We were shortlisted  into four slots for GD and my name was in the last slot and that too second last from the end of list.<br />
    Once I started in the 5 minute speaking questions, he was about to stop me but I said let me finish first .
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    Tata Motors GET ( GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE ) interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for GET ( GRADUATE ENGINEER TRAINEE ) role at Tata Motors
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Group Discussion HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    The resume that I used while applying in different companies was nearly the same, however I did incorporate certain changes in areas of interest and the projects to make them more compatible with the profile/company which i was applying to. For instance while applying to Schlumberger I highlighted some of the technical projects.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Group Discussion Topic
    What is the backbone of Indian economy: the service sector or the manufacturing sector?
    Interview Experience
    I did not prepare for the Group Discussion (GD) activities. The second round conducted by Tata Motors was the GD round. The topic of the GD was ‘What is the backbone of Indian economy: the service sector or the manufacturing sector?’ My group comprised of 7 candidates out of which 4 got selected for the interview round.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
    • Question 2: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    Interview Experience
    I prepared for the HR interviews by writings and reciting answers to some frequently asked questions. The interviewers began by asking me to speak about myself. Next they enquired about my family background. Then they asked me to specify the reason to opt for mechanical engineering.

    The interviewer then moved over to technical questions. The interviewers asked to specify my areas of interest. I replied stating refrigeration and air-conditioning, IC engines and fluid machinery as my areas my interest. In one of the questions he made a diagram with a pump, a reservoir and a relief valve and asked me to calculate something which i do not remember. Unfortunately we were not taught relief valve, and I told him about this. So the interviewer changed the topic and asked me to specify the topics which we were taught in our engineering course. I told him everything that i managed to recall at that moment. He then started asking me questions, some of them were:

    What is the difference between positive Displacement Pump and Rotor Dynamics Pump?
    In refrigerators only things that are kept in freezers freeze but the freezing process does not take place elsewhere in the refrigerators, why?
    If in a refrigerator a particular wire is cut open, then where would gas come out and where would the liquid flow out from?
    If the door of the refrigerator, which is kept in a room, is opened then would the room get cooled or heated.
    The interview panel of Tata Motors is to simply test your basics. For instance in one of the questions they asked me to state the basic principle governing fluid machinery. This basic principle is the Pascal’s law. When I was asked this question, Pascal’s law never crossed my mind. Consequently, I asked him to quote which law he was talking about. He said Pascal’s law. In spite of him naming the law, it still took me about 3 to 4 minutes to recall the Pascal’s law. Once i managed to recall it i gave him the proper answer. The interview lasted for about 35 minutes.

    The company eventually recruited 5 students.
    Interview Tips
    The technical questions asked in the interviews are the very basic once. Generally people tend to forget the basics that were taught to them in the initial years. Revise the introductory sections of the chapters. Focus more on the concepts rather than the equations.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Motivation for applying
      Tata is a household name in India. I knew about this company and its activities through its promotional ads and also from its website. The company was focussing on the core technical knowledge and did not lay a lot of emphasis on knowledge about the company.
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      Tata Motors Management trainee interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for Management trainee role at Tata Motors
      Interview Process
      aptitude test Technical test Group Discussion technical interview
      Round 1

      aptitude test

      Interview Experience
      The aptitude test consisted of verbal, analytical and numerical questions with sufficient time to answer the questions.
      Round 2

      Technical test

      Interview Experience
      The technical test contained questions from almost all the compulsory courses that you may have studied over the past four-five years, mostly conceptual though but there were some numerical questions as well.
      Round 3

      Group Discussion

      Group Discussion Topic
      Is quality a myth in India ?
      Interview Experience
      There was a group discussion on the topic ‘Is quality a myth in India? ‘ to eliminate a few students and the rest were selected for the final interviews.
      Round 4

      technical interview

      Interview Experience
      Interview lasted for about 25-30 minutes. They started by asking about my interests and backgrounds and then came directly into questions related to my areas of interests. They asked questions about torque transmission through a shaft, I-beams, stress-strain and buckling and a little background about my thesis followed by one basic question related to it. The final 10-12 minutes were spent in discussing the questions that I had asked the interviewers and it also helped in lightening the mood, so I would suggest be ready to ask the interviewer a few questions to show that you are genuinely interested
      During the interview questions were asked mostly from my areas of interests and a little about my thesis and internships. But it is important to know one or two courses very thoroughly.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        Do’s and Don’ts :<br />
        ● Do not take GD’s lightly, I ignored it till the very last moment and did my first GD on the night before the actual GD. It is a shortlisting criteria for many mechanical engineering core companies and you wouldn’t want to lose out there.<br />
        ● Read about your thesis and internships properly. Many of your interviews would revolve around that only.<br />
        ● Select one or two major courses and prepare them thoroughly, you may be asked about the courses that you liked at IITK followed by some questions related to it.<br />
        ● Practice explaining your projects and HR questions with someone.<br />
        ● Get to know a little about the company before the interview. You may drop that information somewhere during the interview to show your interest. Also be ready to ask a question at the end.<br />
        ● Don’t copy answers to HR questions from the internet, write your own and try to remember the key points.<br />
        ● Don’t lose heart if you are not shortlisted or not selected. There are a lot of other options.<br />
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        Tata Motors Get interview

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        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 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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