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TCE interview

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SANDEEP.K.TFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for TCE
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
75 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
  • Section 2: Technical
Interview Experience
The technical test was conducted first. Questions were mainly from Power systems and a few from basic circuit theory. In fact the questions from power systems were taken from Wadhwa.As for the general aptitude test, time was the major constraint, the questions being relatively straight forward.Separate cutoffs were there for each test and calculators were allowed.
Interview Tips
Be absolutely clear with the fundamentals of the subjects.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
The technical interview started off with details regarding my summer project at BARC, Mumbai. The project involved modeling and simulation of the nuclear reactor. I was asked the basic principles involved in energy conversion in a nuclear reactor. Further specifications of various subsystems like generator capacity, voltage, transformer ratings etc. were asked. The package(Labview) and the language(C) used for the project were also inquired. Questions regarding electric machines followed like 1. What would happen if dc is used in transformers? 2. Draw the output for the same. 3. What is the average efficiency of a T/F and an induction motor and what is the reason for the difference ?  4. Explain the various losses in an induction motor.Power system protection came next with questions like 1. Explain the protection schemes for induction motors? 2.Draw the protection scheme against inter turn faults.

Finally a general question was asked " what is the difference between a ceiling and table fan?" ( think about this)
Interview Tips
Be absolutely clear with the fundamentals of the subject and build each new topic or subject from them as these are the things tested in an interview. Make sure you have a thorough grasp on the areas related to your projects. Remember that the interviewer is from a company, not from academia and so the chances of him asking you to solve a theoretical problem is very less. Have awareness about the real world apart from the ideality in textbooks as that is expected from an engineer.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The interview started off as usual with "tell me about yourself". Some of the questions that followed were 1. What are your hobbies? I mentioned poetry as one. 2. Do you remember any of your works? 3. What qualities you look for in a person and prioritize them. 4. If you are absorbed in a company and one of your project has been delayed
by 6 months, what sort of work would you engage yourself during the 9 idle hours in the company? 5. One of your colleagues has gone on leave and you are asked to take up his/her work by your boss in addition to your already rigorous assignment. What would be your reaction and explain it scientifically. The further questions were on a
lighter note. Why did your SGPA fall in the 3rd semester? How much money do you get from your father monthly and how do you use it generally? Being interested in power systems why don't you opt for research like M.Tech/MS or a PhD? If provide an opportunity by the company to pursue higher studies will you opt? Any workplace
preferences? And finally any questions you would like to ask us?
Interview Tips
Have confidence in your self as this is what separates a winner from a looser.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • C
  • C++
  • OS
  • SQL
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TCE interview

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VENKATESH. V. S. S. CFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for TCE
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
  • Section 2: Quantitative
  • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical
  • Section 4: Verbal English
  • Section 5: Technical
Interview Experience
We had 2 rounds of written test. 30 minutes of aptitude test and 30 minutes of technical test. All questions are of
multiple choice type only.
In aptitude test, 10 marks were for english verbal ability (paragraphs, synonyms, antonyms).
10 marks for quantitative aptitude. (be thorough with RS agarwal)
10 marks for data interpretation.
In technical test,
almost they covered basic questions from IS:456-2000,IS:800, (for eg: minimum reinforcement in RCC, rankine
merchant formula form IS: 800), IS:1893,pre-stressed concrete.
Interview Tips
The questions that are asked are used by you regularly. No question will be beyond your knowledge. Only thing is that you have to give a glance of those subjects or codes atleast once before you sit for test.Then you will be certainly qualified.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Panel consists of one or two people. They asked me about my B. Tech project, my area of interest in B. Tech and
M. Tech. Questions on Earth quake engineering, Torsion, Foundations, Steel structures, Structural analysis, the
code books I have used and some simple clauses of those codes.My technical interview went on for 35 minutes. First 20 minutes I answered very well. Later the panel asked too difficult questions and I could not answer them properly. But through out the interview I have shown huge amount of confidence, enthusiasm, good english and a smiling face.
Interview Tips
As I already mentioned, please be strong with your basics of B. Tech and M. Tech. Come prepared with your B.Tech project. Many questions will be asked regarding that. If possible go with your project report also.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
They asked me some questions regarding previous day's pre-placement talk. They tried to know whether I was
attentive when ppt was going on or not. Then they asked me why TATA group, what do you know about TCE, Why
M. Tech, why this specialization, tell something about yourself, family, education. They asked me to list some of the
essential leader ship qualities, about hobbies. They also asked me to sing a song. (Because I have mentioned
singing as a hobby in my resume)
Interview Tips
At last they will give you a chance to ask any questions / doubts. In a hurry or in tension please don’t come out
saying that you don’t have any thing to ask. Please ask something relevant to the company. Come prepared with a
question while preparing for the company by seeing the company's website.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Earth quake Engineering
  • Foundations
  • Torsion
Skill Tips
please be strong with your basics of B. Tech and M. Tech.Daily study/revise your basics for 2 hours atleast,<br /> from your B. Tech level starting from strength of materials to final year project work.
General Tips
SUGGESTIONS TO JUNIORS

Just by seeing what I wrote above please don’t think that the interviews are tough and they are only for people who study regularly, or for those who have very good CGPA. Its nothing like that. After finishing your second semester in the month of april, you will have to go for summer internship till july and placements will start from august 1st (approximately). Utilize those 2 months of summer internship.
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TCE Assistant engineer interview

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Piyush RajFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Assistant engineer role at TCE
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
45 Minutes
No. of Questions
20+15 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Core Part -20 questions
  • Section 2: Aptitude Part -15 questions
  • Section 3: Basic CAT-type questions
Interview Experience
All questions mainly on structural engineering. Questions were simple objective type and the level of the questions was simple - More based on the knowledge part than the problem solving part.
Technical Test had good conceptual questions and was basically on Structural Engineering-Steel and Concrete Design, Stresses and Materials.
Interview Tips
Aptitude Test was simply based on the CAT pattern and was relatively easy. Make sure you are prepared.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Draw a Bending Moment diagram given a particular loading ?
  • Question 2: What are the provisions you check for, designing a beam/column according to the IS Codes?
  • Question 3: Codes and provisions in IS 456 and IS 800 ?
  • Question 4: What are the permissible stresses in concrete and steel as according to the IS codes ?
  • Question 5: What is the permissible values for deflection in a structure according to the IS provisions ?
  • Question 6: How do you go about in planning a house from the start till the end?
  • Question 7: Explain the BTP project and the main points.
  • Question 8: Difference between channel flow and pipe flow.
  • Question 9: Is gutter an example of the open channel flow or a closed pipe flow?
  • Question 10: Explain the distribution system in a town by drawing?
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell us something about yourself.
  • Question 2: Why do you prefer TCE over other firms?
  • Question 3: Tell us about your activities in the Counseling service and E-Club ?
  • Question 4: What is your family background?
  • Question 5: What do you know about TCE?
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions based on the resume.
Interview Experience
Many questions were asked on the projects I was involved.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Structural Engineering
  • Strength of Materials
  • Concrete Design
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • Design [CE 321 and CE 322],
  • Structures Analysis and Materials [CE 251] ,
General Tips
The test was more based on knowledge rather than problem solving. Go through Hibbeler once before going for the test.
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TCE Structural engineering interview

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Medisetti SatishFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Structural engineering role at TCE
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    There was aptitude and tech test. Duration was around 1 hr. Tech was based on fundamental concepts in structural engineering. First shortlist was based on this.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Basic structural engineering questions were asked, including foundation design.
    • Question 2: Free body diagram
    • Question 3: Bending moments in structure
    Interview Experience
    Criteria for getting shortlisted at each stage of the process was student shouldn’t have any backlogs throughout. Asked me to explain some methods of analysis in structural engineering.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    Two rounds of interview. First tech, then followed by HR interview for those who were selected in tech round
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Skill Tips
      They weren’t looking for any particular course or project. Short listing was purely based on the written test.In recruiting process projects do matter a lot. My suggestion is it is better to do 2 or 3 good projects apart from regular course projects. For companies that go through resume based short listing, projects are very important. Make use of summer and winter holidays for doing projects.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Structural analysis and design books by prof. Devdas Menon.,
      General Tips
      They weren’t looking for any particular course or project. Short listing was purely based on the written test.And I think I got selected because I expressed my interest in structural engineering and convinced the

      interviewer, even though my specialization was Infrastructural Engg. I showed all the courses I did in structural engineering and explained my DDP, which is also related to structural engineering.I targeted companies with structural engineering (core) profile. I didn’t do any separate preparation for placements. But, I was doing some courses in structural engineering that semester, so I was in touch with all the concepts.
      Motivation for applying
      Applied to: SVINT Engineering Pvt Ltd, W.S.Atkins India Pvt Ltd, Arup India Pvt Ltd.SVINT isn’t a good company. In TCE, even though the package is less, standards are good. Arup focused only on HR interview (for an hour) and nothing technical.
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      TCE interview

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      B.APPALA RAJA REDDYFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for TCE
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      50 Minutes
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Aptitude Test.
      • Section 2: Quantitative.
      • Section 3: Reasoning/Analytical.
      • Section 4: Verbal English.
      • Section 5: Technical.
      Interview Experience
      One written test. It contains five sections.
      The first sections is of 5 minutes duration.
      The second sections is of 5 minutes duration.
      The third sections is of 5 minutes duration.
      The fourth sections is of 5 minutes duration.
      The fifth sections is of 30 minutes duration.
      Interview Tips
      In Aptitude the questions are easier touching the standard questions from R.S Agarwal.
      In Technical study the core subjects like strength of materials, structural analysis, RCC, Steel, PSC Questions on degree of freedom, load balancing concept in PSC, Beams of uniform strength in SM, Permissible stresses in steel etc.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: The subjects your interested in B.Tech.
      • Question 2: Why did you choose this specialization.
      • Question 3: Favorite subject in M.Tech.
      Interview Experience
      The panel consists of two persons one technical and one HR. They asked about the favorite subject in M.Tech and they asked questions in remaining subjects leaving that subject. The question are in a sequential order starting from basics they mainly concentrated on the structural analysis , and design of structures. Question like BM of portal sway frames , design of beam for torque, design of eccentrically loaded footing, design of column ,drawing of torque diagrams, etc.
      Interview Tips
      Be sure with all the basics of your subjects.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Personal details.
      • Question 2: Parents profession.
      • Question 3: Work experience and any year gaps.
      • Question 4: Areas of interest.
      • Question 5: Why do you prefer this company.
      Interview Experience
      In technical interview simultaneously they asked HR questions.
      Interview Tips
      Be confident in what you are speaking.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Good technical skills.
      • Analyzing and problem solving skills.
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Quantitaive aptitude by R.S Agarwal.,
      General Tips
      Brush up all the basics of your core subjects.
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      TCE Design engineer interview

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      Surya Prakash Sarma PerepaFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Design engineer role at TCE
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        Technical quiz, objective type, offline
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Experience
        Your knowledge in design codes, basic structural analysis, foundation engineering.what you know about company,about the limits of stresses, % steel, foundation engineering questions.
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Questions
        • Question 1: Why you want to join TCE
        • Question 2: About extra curricular activities and all.
        Interview Experience
        They were looking for Advanced Reinforced concrete, Steel structures, foundation engineering,Structural Dynamics, prestressed concrete structures.
        Interview Tips
        They even didn't looked at my certificates.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Data Structures
        • Management skills
        General Tips
        I think I got selected because my zeal to join their firm. I stressed that I wana join them in personal interview.Casually attempted. just with one day preparation.Areas I prepared for were Structural Analysis, R.C.C, Steel.Be cool, open minded.
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        TCE interview

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        JAGAN MOHAN RAO B.H.FresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for TCE
        Interview Process
        Test Technical Interview HR Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        60 Minutes
        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Quantitative
        • Section 2: Reasoning / Analytical
        • Section 3: Verbal English
        • Section 4: Technical
        Interview Experience
        First 30 minutes consisted of reasoning,verbal and quantitative. it was very easy though had to be little careful.they had a cut off for it.the next 30 minutes comprised of technical questions. they were relatively good. test covered all the subjects (major) .
        Interview Tips
        Good basic knowledge was required to crack this test.overall the test was not that difficult but needed a little preparation in subjects(major).
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Experience
        The technical interview was really good.they asked me what subject i liked and started asking questions on it .I said
        optimization techniques and they asked me about the techniques and their application is civil engineering.Then they asked me about IS-875 the wind coefficients and what are they and represent. he asked me what is basic wind speed(the definition!!).then they asked me shear joining and moment joining, their definitions.finally they gave me a square steel structure and asked me weather it is stable or not.
        Interview Tips
        Although it was not that difficult but you must be aware of IS-875 .if you want to get into TCE is that you have to technically strong or you should be able to convince the interviewer that you are technically strong.
        Round 3

        HR Interview

        Interview Experience
        HR interview was very cool.they asked me how was my written test. how did my interview go.my interests.asked me
        about my self.then we discussed on movies and sports and hostel life.finally they asked me any questions..
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • OPtimization techniques
        • Shear joining
        • Moment joining
        Skill Tips
        Focus on basics of subjects.
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        TCE interview

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        ANOOP.GFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for TCE
        Interview Process
        Test Technical Interview HR Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Duration
        60 Minutes
        Test Sections
          Interview Experience
          They conducted technical aptitude first.It is fully based on thermodynamics.About 50% they asked basics,rest are its simple application level questions.
          For quantitative,reasoning,english they asked 10 questions each.This section feels time tight.For quantitative it was from circular motion,ratio and proportion etc....
          Interview Tips
          Be strong in your basics.
          Round 2

          Technical Interview

          Interview Experience
          I was interviwed by their GM.The experience with GM was excellent.He treated all students very friendly.
          He started from the basics first,project work in btech and mtech.They asked all things in my resume...Finally he started asking about application level questions(heat transfer,power plant etc)...It takes nearly 1 hr.But I havent felt that much time
          Interview Tips
          1.Be strong in your basics.
          2.Carefully note the job profile at the time of ppt and be prepared before coming to the tech interview,they will ask mainly questions from that section
          Round 3

          HR Interview

          Interview Experience
          After Technical they called me for HR.In HR it takes nearly 1 hour,very easy.He gave me situations in the company while we are working and asked me how you face these siuations.It was simple and if you think you will reach good answers.he asked career objective,hobbies,strengths,family details,ur good things etc....
          Interview Tips
          1.Be honest...if you are not able to get it dont tell guess answers...dont worry nobody is answering all questions in this 1 hr interview....
          2.Behave very gently be calm and just enjoy the day....
          Skills

          Skills Tested

          • C
          • C++
          • OS
          • SQL
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          TCE Engineer interview

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          NikhilFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Engineer role at TCE
          Interview Process
          Test Technical Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Test Sections
            Interview Experience
            Technical (Structural engineering questions only) and aptitude test
            Round 2

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Questions were from bending moment and shear force diagrams;
            Interview Tips
            Questions on Earthquake engineering, structural dynamics,Design of RC and steel structures can also be asked.
            Round 3

            HR Interview

            Interview Experience
            HR interview is trivial if you are selected through technical interview.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

            • Aptitude skills
            • Technical skills
            • Designing skills
            Skill Tips
            CGPA does not help much. Internship, project etc. questions were not asked.
            General Tips
            Technical/aptitude test and technical interview had maximum weightage. If you crack it the best way, you are in!
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            10

            TCE interview

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            THOGITI KRISHNA CHAITANYAFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for TCE
            Interview Process
            Test Technical Interview HR Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            60 Minutes
            Test Sections
            • Section 1: Aptitude Test.
            • Section 2: Technical.
            Interview Experience
            One written test. It contains two sections. Each section is of 30 minutes.
            Technical questions were from thermodynamics, IC engines, manufacturing technology, fluid dynamics, etc.
            Aptitude questions were simple.
            Interview Tips
            You must know all your basics in core subjects if you want to clear the first round.
            Round 2

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: About stress-strain curve (Why there are two yielding points ?)
            • Question 2: About the Rankine cycle.
            • Question 3: About the failure theories.
            • Question 4: How is heat transferred from the sun to earth.
            • Question 5: Why not convection.
            • Question 6: Laws of thermodynamics. Is there any third law. What is it.
            • Question 7: What is the melting point of iron.
            • Question 8: Draw iron-carbide diagram.
            Interview Experience
            I drew the Rankin cycle and explained the differences from that of Carnot cycle.
            Interview Tips
            You must be well versed with your basics.
            Round 3

            HR Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
            • Question 2: What is your aim in life.
            Interview Experience
            General HR round questions were asked. I was also given an opportunity to ask any questions.
            Interview Tips
            Make use of the opportunity to ask questions to the HR.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

            • Analyzing and problem solving skills.
            • Good technical skills.
            Resources

            Preparation materials

            Courses
            • Thermodynamics.,
            • Fluid mechanics.,
            • IC engines,
            • Manufacturing technology.,
            General Tips
            Brush up all the basics of your core subjects.
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