Accenture Interview Experience - Bangalore, November 30,2013
I got interview call for Accenture through elitmus. It consist of 2 rounds namely : Technical and HR.
First round : Technical.
Interviewer was a guy in his 30's.
Interviewer: Hey man how are you?
Me: great sir. Thank you how are you doing?
Interviewer: Fine. Thank you.
Interviewer: So, tell me something about yourself.
Me : told (guys spend as much time as possible talking about you so there will be less time for technical questions. Even if you are technically strong because you never know what they will ask!).
Interviewer: OK great so what project you have done in your academics.
Me : Told him in very depth as I was pretty good with my project.
Me: Also told about the extra project that I did as a side project.
Interviewer: OK great. Your project seems to be very nice. What was your role in the project?
Me : Sir I did the UI design using swings and implemented all the algorithm along with testing of the project.
Interviewer: So tell me which language you are good with.
Me : I am familiar with C, C++, but I like to work with Java very much sir.
Interviewer: ohhh java. Great man.
I was terrified with his response as I thought he was very good with java and I was expecting all the tough questions from him.
Interviewer: In java we have something called function overloading and function overriding. Do you know about that?
Me : Yes sir I am aware of that.
Interviewer: So tell me whats function overloading?
Me: Told him the definition.
Interviewer: OK can you give some real time scenario for that?
Me : Told.
Interviewer: OK as you told you have worked with swings in your project tell me whats swings in java?
Me : Told him just the definition and as I was going to give him example I was interrupted.
Interviewer: Do you know anything about auto boxing?
Me : Sir I m not aware of the auto boxing concept but I know that it was introduced in Java's 5th version.
Interviewer: No problem.
Interviewer: OK tell me the OOP concepts.
Me : Told.
Interviewer : OK, last question. What is class and object and give some real time explanation.
Me : Told.
Interviewer : Great.
Interviewer: OK, is there anything you want to ask me.
Me : I asked him how was I in the interview?
Interviewer : Gave a smile and told you'll know soon.
Me : OK sir thank you for your time and it was nice meeting you. And shook his hand.
Interviewer : Same here.
I got up from the seat and started walking towards the door and the elitmus guy came and told hey congratulation man you are selected.
It was amazing feeling I thanked him.
He asked me to wait here for 5 mins and he will send me for HR interview.
That 5 mins came after 30 mins but anyways it was worth waiting.
2) HR interview:
Interviewer was in her late 20's. Very friendly.
Interviewer : Hi. How are you doing today?
Me ; Great mam. Thank you how are you?
Interviewer : I fine.. Thank you for asking.
Interviewer : So tell me something about your self.
Me : Told.
Interviewer : Tell me something about your family background.
Me : Told.
Interviewer : OK great apart from academics what else do you like.
Me : Mam I like playing computer games, I play snooker, and I was a state player in football during my school days and bla bla bla.
Interviewer : (She gave a pretty cute face here. She was pretty much impressed about how passionately I was speaking about all this).
Interviewer : Good good.
And from now the tough part started I don't know if I have mentioned above or not but I had a year back in my engineering.
Interviewer : ohhh. you have a year gap !
Me : Yes mam I got year back in my first year of engineering.
Interviewer : Why is it so. ?
Guys who ever has a year back go prepared with this answer. They will surely ask this (also applies to those who has less %).
Me : mam all the first year subjects were quite boring and it required mugging up all that boring stuff. But as you can see I was very strong in my academics after that first year.
(She scrolling down on my results) (She was really amazed by my performance in technical subjects) and told about all my achievements.
She was really impressed with the answer and my boldness.
Interviewer : OK. what if you don't get domain of your interest.
Me : mam as a fresher I am willing to explore my skill set and I'm open to all domains that company provides me, but eventually I would like to work on something that interests me.
Interviewer : OK..
She was seeing all the documents.
Interviewer : OK. are you ready to relocate?
Me : Mam Bangalore is my first preference but I won't mind working at some other places. Yes I am ready to relocate.
Interviewer : Are you ready to sign 1 year contract with the company.
Me : Yes.
Interviewer : And are you OK if company do a background check on you.
Me : Yes its fine.
Interviewer : OK. It was nice meeting you. Please wait outside. I'll give the result soon.
Me : OK thank you mam. And thank you for your time. It was nice talking with you. (shook her hand).
Interviewer : Same here.
I went outside and the elitmus guy came and told she is calling you back please come inside.
I was scared. I thought what the hell went wrong.
Interviewer : Hey, have you cleared all the subjects in your first year. ?
Me : Yes mam (With a big question mark on my face).
Interviewer : OK OK no problem please wait outside.
Me : I asked her is anything wrong?
Interviewer : No. its fine. Just wanted to clarify.
Me : OK. Thank you.
I went back outside. And was peeping from the door. She stood up went to other HR guy in that room asked something to him.
That 5 mins felt like a decade!
She told something to the elitmus guy and that guy came to me and told congratulation you are selected.
That was my experience with Accenture. Only thing to clear is to have confidence in you. Be bold and smart.
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