ESSAR PAPER ON 14th AUGUST AT VIJAYAWADA
Test Center: KLCE, ViJayawada. Time and Date: 9.45 - 14/8/2006.
No of Students attended for written test: 870 from 18 Colleges (only for boys). Branches: ME, EEE, EIE, CE, IPE and INSTRUMENTATION.
Selction Stages: Written Test, GD, Technical Inteview, HR Int, Group talk.
Procedure: For Written Test: Total 120 Qs, 40-reasoning, 40-Arithmatic, 40-English, Time:80min.
After aptitude Technical written test: 50Qs, Time:30min. Cut off: For Aptitude Each Section - 9, Total - 27/120 (min).
For Technical - 23/50 (min).
Books to be Followed: For Aptitude: RS.AGARWAL,S QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE AND VERBAL-NONVERBAL REASONING BOOKS, For Technical: IES solved papers from Khanna publishers ( for MECHANICAL).
Hints: For Aptitude minimum preparation is sufficient, as time is less only go for selected Qs in those books. since cut-off is only 9 its easy to complete written test, but care must be taken not to spend on only one group (i.e., either reasoning or arithmatic or english).just attempt all the Qs as there is no negative marking, such that you may be easyly qualified for aptitude test.
As I mentioned go through that book especially - Initial theory for each chapter before going to multiple choices in that book, practice all multiple Qs in that book as max of Qs are given from that directly.Some of the subjects you must concentrate on Production and Manufacturing, Metallurgy and Material Sciences, Thermal, Design, Hydraulics.As cutoff is 23 Take care of this section, maximum disqualified from this section itself, but if u go through that its very very easy.
My topic is RELATION BETWEEN MAFIA LEADERS AND POLITICAL LEADERS AND HOW IT EFFECT THE ECONOMICAL GROWTH OF OUR COUNTRY. Topics are quitely different from software interviews. This is toughest topic they given on that day. Just speakout 2 or 3 times fluently its enough. they wil not give much importance to this stage.
Now the results are based on your performance in written test and your %marks(its important) not GD. mostly 75% above wil be selected.(120 members are short listed for next process)
ON AUGUST 15th 2006: The interview.
first the technical interview: they will start this section from Qs like Tell me about yourself, hobbies, xtra curicular activities etc like this, all this is to make us feel comfort. next they wil ask concept oriented Qs from our subjects. however this section some bit tough, those who are good in basic concepts they will easily go through next process.
Hints:Dress code must be maintained for interview process, be confident while answering Qs even they are wrong, keep a pleasent smile in your face, max 15 min they will interview, also know something about company that will be added advantage.
some Qs they asked me:
1) what is the gauge pressure inside the room? ans: zero
2) bernoulis equation?
3) what happens if refrigerator door opens?
4) differentiate between annealing and normalising?
5) counter sinking and counter boring? just like........
i answered on an Avg he asked me : you answerd 50-50 then why wil i hire you? this Qs helps me alot for my selection. i answered already my prepared answer. i also tell him about the comapny details also, then he impress my answer i also drawn attention from HR he,s also there interviewing othet people simultaneously.then i got a HR form.(90 members shortlisted).
you have to fill HR form first, neatly and confidentially. HR interviewer is friendly and he wil ask general Qs like
1) why did u take ME branch?
2) about yourself?
3) family background?
4) why do you want to join in our company?
5) what do u know about our company?
6) what,s the salary you expecting?
i answerd these Qs well. Then they will gather all the selected candidates upto now in a room. they will observe the personalities. and then the GROUP TALK: in this section you have to tell about yourself for 2min to the selected candidates, every one should do that. the HR and Technical interviewers observe us, along with our resumes, written test performances, interview performances, pesonality.(55 members shortlisted upto now). They wil tell results will be announced after a month
on september 13th results send to the college: 38 memebers are selected. on october 12th selection reviewed: total 48 members selected. ME-13, EEE-17, EIE-6, CE-6,INST-6.