Job Interview : NTPC Selection Procedure And Paper Pattern (Campus)
Company Name : NTPC
Type : Fresher, Job Interview
Nov, 2008 NTPC came to NIT Srinagar for placements. Branches
Eligible: ECE, EE, MECH CTC
Offered: Rs 6.75 lakh p.a. (Due for Revision)
Placement Procedure: ONLY Interview. A six member panel comprising two HR's, three technical persons and the Chairman of the team conducted interviews of each candidate for about 10-12 minutes. As told by H.R's, NIT Srinagar is the only NIT where only interviews are held (this system is of course followed in all IIT's). In other NIT's they take a written test, followed by GD and then the Interview.
I'm from Electrical Engineering.
I was the second person to be interviewed. Some of the questions posed to me were:
Where do you live?
How far is your home from the institute?
Are you a day-scholar or a hosteller?
What is your greatest strength?
How can you justify it?
What is your weakness?
What are the equipments that you would use inbetween when u have to connect a transformer to busbars?
What is the function of an isolator?
Why only 3 phase?
Why not 4 phase & 5 phase?
What are the different types of Circuit Breakers?
Which is the latest one?
Is the voltage distribution on a string insulator same throughout?
If not, then how to equalise it?
How would u decide between whether to use a 2 winding transformer or an autotransformer?
How can u define the efficiency of a transformer?
Why are the generating voltages limited to 33 kV?
If now-a-days we have High voltage insulation systems say XLPE which take up very little space, then why don't we go for higher generating voltages?
What is the symbol of a turbine?
Why is the symbol of that very shape?
I answered maximum questions but got stuck at a couple of them. In the evening, the anxious moments came and the result was declared. Out of the 37 students who appeared for the interview, 13 were selected. 5 out of 12 from EE, 3 out of 9 from ECE and 5 out of 16 from Mech. Thanks to the almighty, i was one of the 13 selected students.
Exam/Interview Date : 18-Nov-2008
No of Rounds : Client/Manager Interview