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NTPC Selection Procedure And Paper Pattern (NIT Srinagar)
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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