100 MOST ASKED CAMPUS Interview Questions and Answers for Engineering Students

CAMPUS Interview Questions and Answers for Engineering Students :-

1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?
The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless instructed otherwise. Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back and work up to the present.

2. What do you know about our company and why do you want to work for us?
Make sure you have done your homework! Has the company been in the news lately? Who are the key people in the company you should know about?
Emphasize the strengths and experience that you would bring to the company rather than talk about what the company would do for you.

3. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have
specific experience, get as close as you can.

4. Do you consider yourself successful?
You should always answer yes and briefly explain why. A good explanation is that you have set goals, and you have met some and are on track to achieve the others.

5. What do co-workers say about you?
Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will work. Jill Clark, a co-worker at Smith Company, always said I was the hardest workers she had ever known. It is as powerful as Jill having said it at the interview herself.

6. How did you choose your university?
Your response should focus on Penn State’s good academic reputation and strong engineering program.
It’s also okay to mention legacy reasons, e.g., if your parents and/or grandparents attended Penn State and it’s a family tradition.

7. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.

8. Are you applying for other jobs?
Be honest but do not spend a lot of time in this area. Keep the focus on this job and what you can do for this organization. Anything else is a distraction.

9. Why do you want to work for this organization?
This may take some thought and certainly, should be based on the research you have done on the organization. Sincerity is extremely important here and will easily be sensed. Relate it to your long-term career goals.

10. Do you know anyone who works for us?
Be aware of the policy on relatives working for the organization. This can affect your answer even though they asked about friends not relatives. Be careful to mention a friend only if they are well thought of.

11. What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.

12. Are you a team player?
You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready. Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag, just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.

13. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
Specifics here are not good. Something like this should work: I’d like it to be a long time. Or As long as we both feel I’m doing a good job.

14. Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?
This is serious. Do not make light of it or in any way seem like you like to fire people. At the same time, you will do it when it is the right thing to do. When it comes to the organization versus the individual who has created a harmful situation, you will protect the organization. Remember firing is not the same as layoff or reduction in force.

15. What is your philosophy towards work?
The interviewer is not looking for a long or flowery dissertation here. Do you have strong
feelings that the job gets done? Yes. That’s the type of answer that works best here. Short and positive, showing a benefit to the organization.

16. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
Answer yes if you would. But since you need to work, this is the type of work you prefer. Do not say yes if you do not mean it.

17. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?
If you have not, say no. If you have, be honest, brief and avoid saying negative things
about the people or organization involved.

18. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.

19. Why should we hire you?
Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not mention any other
candidates to make a comparison.

20. Tell me about a suggestion you have madeHave a good one ready. Be sure and use a suggestion that was accepted and was then
considered successful. One related to the type of work applied for is a real plus.

21. What irritates you about co-workers?
This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you. A short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.

22. What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude.

23. Tell me about your dream job.
Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can’t wait to get to work.

24. Why do you think you would do well at this job?
Give several reasons and include skills, experience and interest.

25. What are you looking for in a job?
Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can’t wait to get to work.

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26. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
Do not be trivial. It would take disloyalty to the organization, violence or lawbreaking to get you to object. Minor objections will label you as a whiner.

27. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
Money is always important, but the work is the most important. There is no better answer.

28. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
There are numerous good possibilities: Loyalty, Energy, Positive attitude, Leadership, Team player, Expertise, Initiative, Patience, Hard work, Creativity, Problem solver

29. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor
Biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss, you may well below the interview right there. Stay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.

30. What has disappointed you about a job?
Don’t get trivial or negative. Safe areas are few but can include: Not enough of a challenge. You were laid off in a reduction Company did not win a contract, which would have given you more responsibility.

31. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.

32. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
Probably this one. Do not give fuel to the suspicion that you may want another job more
than this one.

33. What motivates you to do your best on the job?
This is a personal trait that only you can say, but good examples are: Challenge, Achievement, Recognition

34. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
This is up to you. Be totally honest.

35. How would you know you were successful on this job?
Several ways are good measures: You set high standards for yourself and meet them. Your outcomes are a success.Your boss tell you that you are successful

36. Would you be willing to relocate if required?
You should be clear on this with your family prior to the interview if you think there is a
chance it may come up. Do not say yes just to get the job if the real answer is no. This can create a lot of problems later on in your career. Be honest at this point and save yourself future grief.

37. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?
This is a straight loyalty and dedication question. Do not worry about the deep ethical and philosophical implications. Just say yes.

38. Describe your management style.
Try to avoid labels. Some of the more common labels, like progressive, salesman or
consensus, can have several meanings or descriptions depending on which management
expert you listen to. The situational style is safe, because it says you will manage according to the situation, instead of one size fits all.

39. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
Here you have to come up with something or you strain credibility. Make it small, well
intentioned mistake with a positive lesson learned. An example would be working too far
ahead of colleagues on a project and thus throwing coordination off.

40. Do you have any blind spots?
Trick question. If you know about blind spots, they are no longer blind spots. Do not reveal any personal areas of concern here. Let them do their own discovery on your bad points. Do not hand it to them.

41. If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
Be careful to mention traits that are needed and that you have.

42. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well qualified for the position.

43. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up: Then, point out (if true) that you are a hard working quick learner.

44. What qualities do you look for in a boss?
Be generic and positive. Safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of humor, fair, loyal to
subordinates and holder of high standards. All bosses think they have these traits.

45. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
Pick a specific incident. Concentrate on your problem solving technique and not the dispute you settled.

46. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
Be honest. If you are comfortable in different roles, point that out.

47. Describe your work ethic.
Emphasize benefits to the organization. Things like, determination to get the job done and work hard but enjoy your work are good.

48. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
Be sure that you refer to something that was beyond your control. Show acceptance and no negative feelings.

49. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job.
Talk about having fun by accomplishing something for the organization.

50. Do you have any questions for me?
Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to
the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of
projects will I be able to assist on? are examples.

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Hi all,
I attended Tech Mahindra campus recruitment drive at our college.The process is as follows.

1) Online test.
2) Online essay writing.
3) Technical interview.
4) HR interview.

Online test consists of 170 questions and you have to complete them in 80 minutes.There is no negative marking.
These 170 questions are divided into 7 modules and there is sectional cutoff. Out of these 7 modules, 3 modules contain questions related to English and they are easy( not very easy, you have to prepare a bit). 1 module of quantitative aptitude. 3 modules consisting of questions related to reasoning.

English— 100 marks

Quantitative aptitude—15 or 20 marks

Reasoning—- around 50 questions

The proportion of marks may vary!!!

For English, you have to know the basic grammatical rules, because most of the questions will be testing you on that part. And apart from that the topics you should stress are
1) Synonyms
2) Antonyms
3) Analogies
and take a look at Prepositions , Articles and Tenses. First make sure that you know the basic rules of English. That’s enough. We can anyway answer the reading comprehension easily. But be careful, understand the passage clearly and then answer the questions. Nothing will be very easy and you have to concentrate a bit.

For quantitative aptitude, R.S.Aggarwal book is more than enough. 15-20 questions will appear in quantitative aptitude section. The questions will be from Partnerships, Simple and compound interest, Profit and loss, Percentages, Time and work etc.

3 modules are from Reasoning part. For this you should practice Blood relations, Directions, Series completion, Odd man out, Figures and some other logical questions.

There is sectional cut off friends. So be careful. Don’t neglect any part.

There is no negative marking. So answer all the questions.

Manage the time wisely.

We are not informed with cut off percentage for written test!!!

If you clear the written test, then you are asked to continue to the essay writing section.

The time is 10 minutes and you have to write 150-200 words on the topic given to you. If you make more than 5 mistakes ( Grammatical and spelling mistakes combined ) , you are eliminated.So be careful. Just be calm and write it in simple English. You can easily crack the essay writing part. The only thing you have to do is don’t panic and use simple words. Don’t search for some extra-ordinary words.

If you clear the essay writing, then you will be qualified for further rounds. Remember guys, there is elimination in essay writing also.

Be confident and prepare well. Don’t be so bothered about the sectional cut off ans essay writing. It just needs a bit of preparation and it is easy to crack.

TECHNICAL INTERVIEW:

M–Me
I–interviewer

M: May i come in sir.
I: Come in. Take your seat.

M:Thank you sir.

I: Tell me about yourself and it should include all the details about you. I don’t have to ask again for anything.
M: Sure sir. (Told everything about myself.)

I: Do your remember your exam ID.
M: Yes sir.

I:Tell me.
M: Told my ID number( It will be given to you before the written test). He asked me the ID and looked at my details.

I: So sai, you have scored good marks all through your academics. Why don’t you go for M.tech?
M: Convinced him.

I: You have good marks and you can try for core job. Why IT?
M: Gave the reasons. One of the reasons is I was interested in IT.

I: You said you are interested in IT. What languages do you know.
M: C language sir.

I: Can you write programs?
M: Yes sir.

I: Take the paper and write any program.

( WOW….He asked me to write a program of my choice. I was overjoyed and took the paper with a nice smile.)

I: Which program you gonna write?
M: Factorial, Prime numbers, String programs….etc, sir.

I: Ok. I will give you a specific task and you write a program for that.
M: Ok sir. ( Oh god!!! Why!!!!!).

I: Write a program to store the marks of all students in your college along with names and print the names of those students whose marks are below 50%.
M: Ok sir. ( It is a program on structures and i tried it for 10 minutes. I wrote the program and I am damn sure that 30% of the program was wrong. But the logic was right. Thank god.) Explained the program.

I: Tell me about your project.
M: Told. ( didn’t asked any questions.)

Asked some technical questions which are quite simple.

I: Tell me about your essay.
M: Told.

I: What are your goals.
M: Told.

I: What will you do if you didn’t achieve your goals in time.
M: Told.( I am sure that I will achieve sir. If not, I will double my efforts.)

I: Why should Tech M hire you?
M: Told.

Other simple questions which everyone can answer. He mainly observed my confidence level and communication ability. Be confident in your answers and talk without any breakups.

I: Any questions for me?
M: Asked a simple question.( I can’t remember it now. :). He told something.

I shook hands with him and about to leave. Then he asked me to wait for HR. I said Thank you and came out.

HR INTERVIEW :-

M—me.
I–Interviewer.
M: May I come in sir.
I: Yes. come in. Take your seat. Sorry for making you wait for so long.

( I was confused. I just waited for 20 minutes after TR interview.I said something and I can’t remember it now as they are the words of shock 🙂

I: Can i have your resume.
M: Sure sir.( given my resume).

I: Tell me about your essay.
M: Told.

I:How is the written test?
M: Fine sir.

I: Fine???( With some sort of expression and I don’t know what is the meaning of it)
M: I mean, average difficulty sir.

I: Then why most of your friends got eliminated? What are they saying?
M: There is sectional cut off and time is less. So………..

I: Ok sai. If you have to give advice to your juniors regarding the written exam, what will you give?
M: Told ( Manage the time, attempt all the modules etc…)

I: What is the part in which you think you are weak.
M: Communication ability sir.( i know it is foolish to tell that, but i covered it somehow by telling that I am above average but still want to improve.)

I:Do you have any backlogs?
M: No sir.

I: Are you willing to relocate?
M: Yes sir.

I: To New Delhi?
M: Yes sir.

I: Do you know Hindi?
M: A little bit sir.

I: Can you manage?
M: Absolutely sir.

I: Any questions for me?
M: Rate me sir.

I: You said you are above average. So i don’t have to rate you.
M: ( I was stunned). No sir. My rating is different from yours.

I: See sai, If one knows about his area of improvement, there is no need for him to look out for others opinion. But if you still want me to rate you, you are good.
M: Thank you sir.

After the completion of interviews, Results were announced.Nearly 85% of the candidates who cleared written exam and essay cracked the interview too.
I was selected.

I am not mentioning the numbers because by seeing those numbers, you must not come to a decision that written exam is difficult and essay is impossible and all that…

Written exam is easy if you prepare well for 4-5 days. Essay writing can be easily cracked if you write it in your own simple English without any spelling mistakes.

If you crack that part, interview rounds are easy and the interviewers are friendly. Just keep focused and talk freely and confidently without any breakups.

And the important thing, never lose hope. Know yourself and your abilities. Even if you fail, that is not the end. Much more is yet to come. Believe in yourself and be focused. I attended TCS recruitment drive before and I was rejected. So believe in yourself because you know what you are.

All the best and Best of luck guys….

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