TATA Steel Management Technologist Trainee interview
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Management Technologist Trainee role at TATA Steel
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
For B.Tech Students, there will be an initial round of Test (Aptitude+ Core) for 1 hr. For Dual Degree and M.Tech Students, Tata Steel goes for initial CV Shortlisting. Shortlisting is mainly based on your academic Projects, Internships and a fare GPA ( 7.0 +) . Be thorough about your Core Internships and Projects done in B.Tech and M.Tech. PORs or any extra academic activities will be a bonus but that is not compulsory/required for initial shortlisting.
Make your CV in such a way it can clearly highlight your works done in Internships and Projects and also clearly states about your achievements in those projects. Be thorough about the projects with an aptitude for applying core knowledge in industries. Always try to link your works with industrial applications and how it is addressing the current engineering challenges.
- Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
- Question 2: Tell me about your B.Tech Project.
- Question 3: Tell me about your M.Tech Project.
- Question 4: Some fundamental questions on Mechanical Metallurgy.
- Question 5: Briefly describe your industrial experience.
- Question 6: What do you like most- Technology or Research?
- Question 7: Why do you want to join Tata Steel ?
- Question 8: Do You have any Questions?
My interview experience was quite interesting. It went on a light and chill note throughout the interview session. Initially they (the interviewers) greeted me, followed by my initial introduction, followed by my narration about myself - I mean what you did in your 4/5 years of stay at IIT Kharagpur be it projects, internships or extra acads. After that they asked me about my B.Tech and M.Tech Projects at IIT Kharagpur. They will grill you on each and every small basics of your Projects. In between the discussions, they asked me fundamental Questions in Mechanical Metallurgy- What is Hall Petch Relation? What is precipitation hardening? What is electrodeposition? (because my project was on electrodeposition) and similar questions. After that they asked questions on my M.Tech Project on simulations and modelling ( as my project was on simulations). Then they asked me questions on my Internship which I did at Tata Steel. They asked me about the project done at Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, how I approached the problem, what technical details I considered before recommendations and what final result/outcome I achieved based on my suggestions. They actually wanted to see my aptitude to solve industrial problems. They were quite impressed by my Projects and Internships but they had intriguing question about how the two ( Projects -which were mostly research based & Industrial Intern) will help me create value for Tata Steel as both were on different domains - projects were based on Advanced Materials (Research Based) and Intern was based on Classical/Industrial Metallurgy- Iron and steel Making. That's why they asked me -What do you like most - Technology or Research ? I replied that for me technology is the most fascinating part as this gives me the engineering mindset to solve problems be it industrial, research or any other academic project. Technology is the intersection of every professional domain and I want to grow my career in this field by becoming a emerging technocrat in a leading industry like Tata Steel. Later on to further inquire my interests in the manufacturing industry they further asked - Why do you want to join Tata Steel ? I replied that Tata Steel is the 11th largest steel industry in the world. Working with with such a global organisation will provide me a steep learning curve in my core engineering domain. Also it wide cultural diversity will help me develop my personal and professional skills. I can create value to the organisation as well as to the social community using my problem solving skills and engineering aptitude. That's why I want to join Tata Steel .
Just be Confident ! Its your confident and attitude in Placement Interviews that matters most and remarkably distinguishes you from others. Be thorough about your Projects and Internships - they will ask every subtle task that you have done during your project or internship work. Make sure keep your cool and take a breath while answering. Never hasten. They like smart, cool minded people. Also show your genuine interest in that industry specially that company - Why do you want to join that company ? Answer honestly and tell your passion for engineering by citing examples from the past. They really like young technocrats having an urge to do something new for technology. That's all. All the best !
- Iron And Steel Making By Ghosh,
- Any Gate Preperation Material,
- Physical Metallurgy,
- Mechanical Metallurgy,
Be thorough about your Internships and Projects. That sums up all. Keep Your cool and take a breath while answering, never hasten while answering. They just want to see your engineering mindset to solve industrial problems. That's it! All the Best !
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