WIPRO BPO PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 29 SEP 2007 - SHIRPUR
A mega job fest was organized at RCPIT, Shirpur for recruitment in the Wipro BPO.
The details are as follows ->
Stage 1: Was a basic reading test to verify the clarity and mother-tongue influence on your English. A set of sentences were given which contained rhyming words like "Calibration" and "Celebration" and the like.
Stage 2: Voice Assessment test. We were to read a paragraph. The basic idea was to test 4 major points -> Clarity, Ascent neutrality, fluency and grammar.
Thereafter we were told to speak on any general topic for 2 min. The topic should not be technical or computer related. I chose to speak on "The significance of Joint Family in Indian Society" which was far better than those the others chose (like some narrated the story of Bollywood movies while few others gave a brief description of India's victory in the T20 world cup. About 4-5 spoke on friendship while one spoke about his girlfriend). This effort (my effort) was duly appreciated by the HR and it was obvious that I had cleared the round.
Stage 3: PI. I was asked where would I like to join Pune or Mumbai and I replied Pune. The summary of the interview is as follows
HR : Good Afternoon.
Me : Good Afternoon Sir.
HR : So u opted for Pune, why Pune and not Mumbai ?
Me : The work culture of Pune is better than that at Mumbai.
HR : Is that so? I do not agree with it, Mumbai's work culture is much better.
Me : I have been in Pune and Mumbai for some time and I feel Pune is better.
HR : But I say Mumbai's work culture is better besides u will learn faster in Mumbai than in Pune, then why Pune and not any other place.
Me: Sir actually speaking I do not have any objection in working at any of ur center but as I was asked to decide amongst Mumbai and Pune I would prefer Pune.
(A/N -> He was testing how firm can u be on ur decision and I utterly failed in interpreting this)
HR : By the way many happy returns of the day.
Me : Thank you Sir.
HR : Its your B'day but still you appeared for this interview ?
Me : Yes sir, B'day comes every year but job opportunities don't come every year.
HR : No, job opportunities do come every year !
Me : But sir having a job in hand before completing education is much better.
HR : So u r determined to take a package home with u ?
Me : Yes Sir.
(Then he asked some personal information about family background and I replied comfortably)
HR : It seems that u have been living with ur parents for last 21 years. Are ur parents willing to send u outside for doing a job ? Wont u be homesick?
Me : There is no problem with me leaving my home for the job. And as it goes for homesickness I have lived in Mumbai for about 2 months earlier so the question of homesickness doesn't arise.
HR : Do u hav any problems with night shifts - any medical reasons - high BP, diabetes etc.
Me : No sir.
HR : U have excellent grades in your previous exams, why don't you try for software companies instead ?
(This was the turning point of the Interview. the candidates who faced interview before me had warned me about it. They were putting a condition before giving the offer. They said that if u accept the letter but do not join u would be blacklisted and would never be able to join any of the Wipro Companies. I being a computer engineer could not afford to leave all future chances for a BPO. So I decided to play foul.)
Me : Definitely sir if I get a better opportunity I would surely grab it.
HR : Do u mean that if u get an offer form some company say Infosys u would not join us.
Me : Yes sir definitely.
HR : In that case why should I select u if u cannot guarantee me job stability ?
Me : Sorry sir I cant promise u any of such things as per your demand.
HR : Well then that's all from me. Anything u would like to ask?
Me : No Sir.
HR : Thank You. You may leave.
Me : Thank You Sir.
For those who are serious abt joining BPO plz be very sure that u agree to their terms and conditions. (They had rejected some candidates who asked for some time to think over the bond or joining centre issue).
The package is negotiable as long as ur demand is not illegible. Its not hard to get into the BPO just keep ur cool and prepare ur pronunciations well.
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