Tech Mahindra Interview Experience - Chennai, April 17, 2014
I attended Tech Mahindra interview last month and here I am going to share my experience with everyone.
There were four rounds.
2) Essay writing.
3) Technical round.
The online aptitude contained 170 questions where we had to solve in 80mins. The questions were divided into English, Quantitative and non-verbal reasoning. The English part was further divided into 11 sections which included tense, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, synonyms, antonyms, articles etc.
Regarding aptitude test, I would like to advise the applicants to concentrate more on English and non-verbal part as they are tricky. Quantitative questions are tough but less in number so you can be bit relaxed in that area. There is sectional cutoff so try not to leave any question. Start with English. That will help a lot in time management.
2) Essay writing:
Essay writing is not an elimination round but it plays a very important role in selection process. If the candidate's essay is not grammatically or logically correct then the candidate may get eliminated in spite of performing good in technical. They will give you one topic and you need to write on the spot of about 2 pages.
Topics may include the following subjects:
1. Women empowerment.
2. Male dominating society or gender equality.
4. Indian culture and rituals.
5. Current affairs (rare).
This round is completely based on the skill-sets that you write in your resume. The questions asked varied between easy to intermediate level. You are expected to answer the questions quickly without hesitation.
The questions asked to me were:.
- Tell me about yourself.
- What is DBMS and RDBMS and related questions.
- What is a table, index, candidate key, foreign key and constraints?
- What is function, array and related questions.
- Difference between structure and union.
- Cryptography concepts and related questions.
- What is the use of hash algorithm. Difference between MD5 and SHA-1 algorithm.
- Information security concepts and mechanism.
- Are you comfortable with night shifts or relocation?
- Tell something about Chennai etc etc.
I was asked to answer each of the above question with the practical applications and he told me to write few queries based on some information. He went through my essay completely. Finally he told me that I did well and congratulated me as I was selected for the HR round.
My advice for this round would be to be thorough with what you write in your resume, including your hobbies. Don't hesitate if you do not know the answer. Just boldly accept it. Don't mug up the definitions and vomit. Instead try to understand the concepts and tell the whole concept when they ask something. Keep smiling and be confident.
This round is really tough where more than you, your intelligence, presence of mind and personality speaks. The HR personality may ask you questions based on different areas. It may be from mathematics, analytical, hobbies or English. Questions will be asked based on your possible reactions to certain situations that can occur in office. There were some questions that created bit stress and there the candidates were expected to speak smart. In my case too the same happened.
After HR round we were asked to wait in a hall for the final announcement of placed students. There were 31 students who attended HR round and hence we had a hope that all 31 would be placed or at least 29 students would get the good news but to our surprise many were rejected in that round too. Totally 16 got placed and I was one of them. Thanks to my parents who blessed me and supported me throughout. Thanks to my staffs who gave their precious time to clear my doubts.
Hope this will help the candidates to prepare well. All the very best. :).
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