I am Charchika Shukla, student of NIT Raipur. I got placed in "CAPGEMINI" on 5th August 2008. It was a wonderful experience.
That day first of all the company's representatives gave a Powerpoint Presentation, as it was the first software company to vsit our college all of us were very excited, I and some of my frnz had come with an attitude that just lets see what happens, we were not very sure, so it was like a rehearsel for us. the presentation was good, they told us abt their cmpny n all. You must check out a few details like CEO, locations, origin etc. about the cmpny, it helps.
After ppt we were to sit for the written test. It was easy, there were 2 sections - Apti n LR. There were 3 different sets of the paper. Questions wre of the type specified in many of the papers on this site. 50 qs n 1 hr time. they had told us a cutt off of 10 qs in each section. I had solved 12-13 qs of apti and around 18-20 qs of LR. After about 1 n a hlf hr results were declard n to my surprise my name was there!! total 120 students were selectd.
Next round GD. With my frnz help I prepared some current topics like "Nuclear deal", "terrorism" n a few abstract topics like "black" etc. they had divided 120 ppl in 10 grps each of 12 members.
Then came my turn- n luckily I got the topic Nuclear deal. My panel gave us 2 min. to think abt the topic. as I had prpd it, so I decided anyhow I have to "initiate" the topic, as it yields most points and was just looking at them for start signal n as soon as I got it I just grabbed the opportunity n successfully initiated the topic - "gud afternoon all of u, I m so n so n our topic of discussion is ...." . One important thing that I learnt was - a persn must be confident while speaking, must raise the volume if he/she is not getting the chance to speak, becoz nobody is going to give u chance to speak, n at the same must listen to others attentively, make eye contact wid ur grp members it shows ur confidence n projects u as a facilitator who helps others to speak. I did all this. n also, if possible try to make urself comfortable with ur grp members if u know their names, before the discussion as it helps u to win frnz n hence good n familiar grp members to discuss with.
neways, results were out n as I thought - I had a chance, I was one of the 3 students selectd from our grp of 12 students. total 74 students.
So, I was in for the final round - the tech+ hr interview. It was really a mix of feelings- I was excited at the same tme a bit nervous abt the interview as I had not prpd well my technical subjects like Operating System, N/wking etc. n rest of the subjects like DS, C, C++ I had not touched them for the last week, but ya, I was done with my project works which I had done genuinely. So before goin to interview I had some 2 hrs, so I just brushed up some of the basic concepts n all.
I was abt to be called on 27th no. but to my surprise, my name was called around 7:15 pm nearly 1/2 an hr earlier. I was not at all prepared, I just picked up my file from smwhere n a pen, lended by my frnd n rushed in.
There were 4 panels. I was sent to a single person panel. His name was Mr. Shabreesh Menon.
So I jst entered n wished him gudevning sir. He too wished me n askd me to sit. n he askd me the meaning of my name. H told. he then asked me to give me a brief intro of myself. I did. then he askd me abt my projects. I told. then askd me abt my fav subject. I told. nxt q was why did I chose to pursue MCA. I told. then he gave me a really easy puzzle. I answrd. he then askd why shall they choose me over others. I told hard work, sincere with an eg to support. then he finally askd me if I had any constraints regarding the place if I get placed. I said no.
He then said ok, it was nice meeting u and did a handshake. I said - "same here sir" with a smile. and I left.
I thought I had a chance, for the first time in the whole day it came to my mind- I dnt want to go home empty handed now. As I was the first one to be called of our class so evry one jst asked me abt the interview. finally, the results were abt to be out...
Finally our (girls candidates, as it was getting late) results wre out - n my name was there!!! frm our class 7 girls n 4 bys have been selectd!!!
Just, one thing be confident n take evry thing lightly, i.e dont be tensed n have faith in the god. n u will do it...