Accenture Interview Experience - October, 2013
The profile being offered was of an IT consultant. This is from where everyone starts their journey in a consultancy firm. IT consultants work with a lot of technology that involves quite a bit of coding(C, C++, JAVA etc). The bright part is that most of the languages are taught to you at the firm itself.
Pay package offered : 3.24L(CTC)
Round#1: Online written test:
Conducted by AMCAT foundation. The test consists of 3 sections, Quant,Verbal and Logical reasoning. Quant was on the tougher side with Verbal being the easiest of the three.
Not sure how many wrote the test but 239 students were shortlisted for the interview rounds.
Practicing Quant and Verbal from R.S Aggarwal books would be enough for you to clear this round.
The interview rounds were scheduled on the day following the written test. Technical interview was held first. Since the company was hiring for IT consultants, it was quite obvious that coding language based questions would be asked by the interviewer.
My interview began with the expected "Tell me about yourself" question. While I answered the question, the interviewer browsed through my CV.
I was then asked in which coding language was I most comfortable. This was a question that I was expecting, I promptly brought to her attention that I was pursuing Telecommunication engg that did not require me to learn any language.
After a small discussion about the subjects that were taught to us in the 7th Semester, I informed her that I was comfortable in C.
Then began a flurry of C based questions :
1) What is a compiler?
2) What is Inheritance? (C++ question)
3) What is a Stack?
4) Difference between Do While & While loops?
5) Write a code to explain the FOR loop.
6) Write a code to swap two numbers without using third variable. (Imp question).
Next I was asked to explain any project that I had undertaken since joining college. I explained the project that I was working on with 2 of my close friends. The objective of this question is to gauge whether the student is interested to practically perform what he/she has studied for 3 long years.
Nearly 60% of the shortlisted students cleared this round.
Remarks : Do revise your C concepts before the interview. Also go through your project details properly.
Round#3: HR round:
This easily the most chilled out round of any interview process. The interview starts with the "Tell me about yourself?" question. The interviewer will then touch about topics like why did you join an Engg college in Bangalore.
The trickiest question that I faced in this round is why I would like to join an IT firm after graduating from the Telecom dept. Do prepare for this question in HR interviews of the IT firms as well.
Out of the 187 students shortlisted for this round, 117 were shortlisted for the job.
All the Best!
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