Tech Mahindra Interview Experience - Jan 10, 2014. Malla Reddy Engineering college, Hyderabad.
The interview process went like this:
The first round is an online written test. There were 11 rounds (a total of 170 questions) and the time given was 80 minutes. About 380-400 people attended the written test. 30 people were shortlisted for the next rounds. The major mistake most of the people did was to attempt the sections in the same order as they were present. There is no rule as such to answer the sections based on the order given. There is an option to switch between the sections. Do not be scared by looking at the number of sections. Most of the questions were from English. Moderate knowledge of English Grammar is sufficient.
A question from my paper:
Very few people have courage to cross ------- English channel. (Fill with a/an/the).
The answer for the above is "The".
Very few people have courage to cross the English channel.
Here, if a person is in hurry and doesn't read the question till the end, there is every possibility that he/she might write an. (Just because the letter 'E' in the word 'English' is a vowel and a vowel is always preceded by an).
Out of 11 sections, 8 sections are from English. Questions like filling the blanks with articles, choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank, fill in the blanks with the correct tense of the verb given in the bracket etc were there.
The remaining sections consisted of questions from quantitative aptitude (15 questions) , logical and verbal reasoning (35 questions) , picture puzzles and a few questions based on directions (don't remember the exact number of questions in this section).
In the quantitative aptitude section, questions like partnership, chain rule, allegations and mixtures were present. (anyways, it is advisable to go through all the topics like time and distance, time and work, profit and loss etc).
There was maximum filtration from the written round. The next round was Essay Writing. (No body were eliminated from this round). The topic given to us was "What role does discipline play in an individual's life. ".
Then was the Technical Round.
The interviewer was very cordial. Initially, he asked questions like, what kind of career plans do you have, where do you want to see yourself 5 years from now.
What are the extra curricular activities you participated in high school and college.
In this round, confidence is utmost important. The posture in which you sit, the gestures etc also will determine if you are confident or not. Being pleasant is also very important. Be confident yet very pleasant and humble.
Importance is also, given to communication skills.
Then evaluation on technical skills started.
Questions from DBMS were asked. Integrity constraints, keys (Primary key, foreign key, composite key etc). It is advisable for all CS-IT students to go through the topics like Normalization, Functional dependence, transitive dependence, schema joins, triggers etc. I was given to tables, and was asked to identify the primary key, composite key and foreign key.
Then I was asked questions from OOP concepts. What is superclass, subclass. A few words (about 20 words) were given and I was asked to represent them in super class, sub class and was asked to explain how inheritance can be achieved and what is the use of it in Java. I was asked to explain my academic project.
The interview lasted for about 55 minutes. But, because the interviewer was very friendly and cordial, I could answer the questions with confidence. All thanks to the interviewer.
Then was HR Round:
It was just for 2 minutes. He asked me about the essay I wrote. He asked me if I was willing to relocate. Are you ready to work for extra hours was the other question. And that's the end of HR Round.
Finally, after about an hour and a half, results were announced and by God's Grace I was in. :).
I'd like to give you all a suggestion.
Never lose hope. I'm a 2012 B-Tech pass out. I was feeling low and down when I couldn't make it through a few of the interviews. There were a few interviews where I was told that I got selected and never got the offer letter at all. There might be a few failures, a few hurdles and hiccups that we have to overcome.
Nevertheless, do not lose hope. Be confident. You might have bundles of surprises awaiting you. :).
Finally, I wish you all Good luck. Wish you All the Very Best. Wish you all an exciting and a rewarding career.
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