Tips for preparing to the Technical Interview

The mere prospect of a Technical Interview can make the best of us a nervous wreck. The reason being a lot of us believing that technical interviews are the scary rounds in the recruitment, where questions on impossible brain teasers, supremely complicated technical problems and coding are to answered on a whim. But in reality, technical interviews are pretty straightforward. Technical interviews aren't there to throw impossible questions at you but to assess your technical knowledge and gauge the way you think. It is true that the stress level will be higher during this round in freshers, who are attending an interview for the first time. But with the right practice and preparation, your technical interview will be a breeze, no matter what your background is. 

  • These are common among employers recruiting for scientific, IT and engineering sectors. They are essentially to asses your knowledge on the technical aspects that are required for the specific role they are recruiting for.

  • Not all questions focus on your technical knowledge, some might be targetted at assessing your problem-solving skills and your ability in numerical reasoning. These type of questions might involve brain teasers and questions on numerical ability.

  • Also not all Technical Interviews happen face-to-face, some might be telephonic and some might be carried on Skype. So, be well aware of the dynamics of the telephonic and Skype interviews as well. 

  • It is advisable that you are aware of different trends and have an understanding of the different technologies present in the industry. They might also want to see how good are you at applying the knowledge you have in a practical working situation.

  • However, they will also want to know how you think, and most importantly how you communicate with the panel during the interview. They will look at how articulate and presentable you are and how good you explain and analyze your role in the present scenario of offering technical assistance to the company.

  • It is not about you giving the correct answer, but it's about how you reach the answer. This is about testing your reasoning and analytical skills, as well as whether you think laterally and creatively.

  • Another thing in the interview will be how well you handle the pressure, whether you will rise above the challenge or crumble under it.

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Kind of questions asked in a Technical Interview:

  • Most job descriptions will certify the set of essential technical skills, and they will want to see those skills work in reality rather than take your word for it. Hence, during the interview, you might be asked to complete a  task, such as writing a code.

  • Remember, during a Skype interview you will be provided with a white screen and are asked to share your screen with them while writing the code.

How to give the interview:

  • While you are giving the interview, be as fair as you can. While advertising your skills in other streams don't go overboard with them. Be honest about your knowledge.

  • Don't come across as too casual or too negative. This might develop an instant wrong impression in the interviewer's head.

  • Always try to answer the question even though how hard it seems and if you can't, say so to the interviewer. It is about communicating the right way than giving the right answer.

  • If you think you've made a mistake, mention it at the end of the interview. Also, tell them how you can answer the question better.

All in all, as long as you're confident, keep your cool and be well prepared, you can tackle those seemingly hard interview questions very easily.

FAQ's 

  • When will the results be out?

The results will be out maybe after two to three weeks from the date the interview has been done. These are all general assumptions as TCS never disclosed the dates when the results will be out. 

  • Can we update the resume?

You can update your resume as the portal seems to be still open for changes. But chances are that the interviewers will still have an old version of your resume. 

  • What are the languages to be prepared?

Preparation on C language should be basic. But if you're want to add one more language Java is suggested. Please refrain from letting the interviewer know that you have knowledge on multiple languages. That can lead to the interviewer shooting questions at you that can be quite confusing.

  • Are CSC students more preferred?

No. Having a good knowledge of coding is what's essential and that sometimes can be an advantage to CSC students. But students who are good at the subject are solely preferred. There would be no difference in preferences according to the background. 

  • Will the questions be asked on our project?

There are chances that they would like to know in brief about your project. But remember that they will not ask you to write the code from your project. 

  • What could be the difficulty level of the coding question asked in the Technical Interview?

It will be the same as the level of the question given in the TCS Ninja written test. The difficulty level will be moderate and the path of how you write the code is given more attention than the end result that you obtain.

  • Give some tips for students belonging to other streams as well.

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CapGemini Reasoning Ability Questions

Is CapGemini visiting your campus soon? Are you looking for resources to ready yourself for the placement challenge? Here is a set of Reasoning Ability practice questions based on previous years’ CapGemini placement papers

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CapGemini written test consists of five sections - Quantitative Ability, Reasoning Ability, pseudo code round and Essay Writing. Reasoning Ability section of CapGemini consists of questions based on visual reasoning, blood relations, attention to details, statements & Conclusions. For complete recruitment pattern, click here CapGemini Campus Recruitment Pattern.

1.Select the alternative in which specified components of key figure (X) are found.

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a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Answer/ Explanation: d) D

2.Image2018 4 26 12 31 54

If figure is rotated by 180° in the clockwise direction, what will the figure look like after rotation?

a. Image2018 4 26 12 32 39

 

b. Image2018 4 26 12 33 0

c. Image2018 4 26 12 33 22

d. Image2018 4 26 12 34 43

Answer/ Explanation: b)  Image2018 4 26 12 34 43

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If the figure is rotated 90° anti-clockwise, which of the following figure is obtained?

a. Image2018 4 26 12 13 20

b.
Image2018 4 26 12 13 39

c. Image2018 4 26 12 14 11

d. Image2018 4 26 12 14 50

Answer/ Explanation: c) Image2018 4 26 12 14 11

4. After rotating a figure 90° clockwise, the following figure was obtained. What was the figure before rotation?

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a. Image2018 4 26 12 22 19

b. Image2018 4 26 12 22 47

c. Image2018 4 26 12 23 23

d. Image2018 4 26 12 23 42

Answer/ Explanation: b) Image2018 4 26 12 22 47

5. A tie- breaker happens is an additional contest or game time to decide the winner between two parties when both of stand on equal scoring at the end of a match/ game. Which of the following is the best example of a tie-breaker?

a) The referee has tossed a coin to see who is going to have the ball first.

b) Team A and B each have finished with 20 points and are now battling out in a five-minute over time.

c) Raman and Rajath have each scored 5 goals in the game

d) At half-time, the score is tied at 57

Answer/ Explanation: b) Team A and B each have finished with 20 points and are now battling out in a five-minute over time.

6. In the city of Delhi, a four day suspension happens when a stuident is not permitted to attend school for four days for any of the given reasons.

If he/ she cheats on a school test

willfully destructing school property

physically assaulting a student/ employee or a teacher

a) Rani who doesn't submit her project on time gets suspended from school

b) Mani is asked to leave the class because of his constant disruptions

c) Rajath shares his lunch with his friends duing lunch and this is appreciated by the principal

d) Fakir uses spray paint to paint derogatory comments about his friends on the walls of the schools.

Answer/ Explanation: d) Fakir uses spray paint to paint derogatory comments about his friends on the walls of the schools.

Fakir was suspended because he was involved in willfully destructing school property

7. A man goes to a mall and recognizes a boy. The boy is his father's only son's sister's son. The boy is man's .......

a) uncle

b) niece

c) nephew

d) father

Answer/ Explanation: c) nephew

The man's father's only son is himself. His sister's son would be his nephew.

8. X is the only child of Y. A and B are the children of X. D is the grandmother of B. How is Y related to D?

a) daughter

b) son

c) wife

d) husband

Answer/ Explanation: d) husband

X is the only child of Y. A and B are the children of X. D is the grandmother of B. Y is the grandfather of B. Hence Y is D's husband.

9. What is the next letter in the series B, E, H, K, N, ?

a) O

b) H

c) Q

d) N

Answer/ Explanation: B + 3 = E

E + 3 = H

Hence, N + 3 = Q

10. What is the next number in the series?

10, 30, 40, 70, 110, ?

a) 160

b) 170

c) 180

d) 110

Answer/ Explanation: c) 180

10+30 = 40

40+30 = 70

Hence, 110+70 = 180

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Mphasis Eligibility Criteria 2018

Mphasis is an American multinational company which provides IT services all over the world.It is a part of the Black Stone Group. Mphasis ranked 7 in Indian Information Technology sector. It has more than 30 offices in 19 countries like India, Srilanka , China, Australia, and Europe. It's offices in India are located in Bangalore, Raipur, and Chennai.

It serves Telecom, Logistics, Financial services, and Technology industries.

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Graduation Criteria:

  • M.com, BBA / BBM, MA, BSC candidates are eligible.

  • BHM,BEd,MEd, and MSW  candidates are  also eligible.

  • Students should have good knowledge on technical subjects.

  • Candidate should have decent academic record  and good communication skills.

Academic Criteria:

  • Candidate should have more than 70 percent in graduation.

  • There shouldn't be any backlogs during study time.

  • Candidates of only ECE/EEE are eligible for Mphasis.

Documents Required :

  • Passphoto size photograph.

  • Resume.

  • ID proof. Can be Aadhar, Voter ID, or Driving License.

  • Birth certificate.

  • Mark sheets of 10th,12th and graduation.

  • Details about saving Bank account for crediting of salary every month.

FAQ's 

What should I expect in the interview process with Mphasis?

For any tech related position, candidates undergo two rounds of interviews which includes technical interviews with technical experts. There would also be client interviews which are project specific. For not technical positions too similar number of rounds take place. 

How long is the probation and what are the advancement opportunities at Mphasis?

There is no probation period at Mphasis. There would be elaborate job oriented training given to all the candidates. It includes a specialized training program for the integration of the candidates, instructor led courses to develop knowledge on domain, technical expertise and soft skills and a leadership development program to build and nurture successful industry leaders.

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CISCO Company:

Cisco is an American Multinational technological conglomerate established in 1984. Its name is derived from the city San Francisco. Cisco is headquartered in San Josse, California and works globally. Cisco's major concentration is on development of manufacturing in  networking hardware, telecommunications, IOT's, domain security and energy management. Cisco is the largest networking companies in the world. By the time the company went public in 1990, it was listed on NASDAQ and has a market capitalization of 224 million dollars. Cisco recruitment can be a golden opportunity for freshers waiting to start their career in IT/ Software industry. If you chose Cisco then you chose the right place. Start your career in Cisco and be a part of #WeAreCisco family. 

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Job Description

Software Engineer

Job Location

Pan India

Exam pattern

  • Written exam

  • Technical Interview

  • HR interview

Graduation Criteria

  • Graduates in BTech/B.E./MTech can apply. 

  • Candidates who did their graduation from any institution recognized by State or Central governments are eligible. 

  • Any graduate from the above listed degree who graduated from 2018 to 2014 are eligible. 

  • Backlogs in any subject during the course of graduation are not eligible. 

  • Consistent of 60% is required in Graduation. 

Skills required

  • Candidates must possess good technological and analytical skills. 

  • Should be equipped with quick problem solving and logical reasoning skills. 

  • Candidate should be flexible with leading a team. 

  • Decent communication skills are necessary. 

Documents required

  • All academic records from P.G/U.G to 10th. 

  • Updated resume.

  • Recent Photographs. 

  • Identity proofs. Can be Aadhar, PAN card, Driver's licence, or Voter's ID.

FAQ's

What should I expect during the recruitment and interview process?

This process helps us get to know you better by the company, and for you to learn about the company as well. They'll evaluate your skills and experience against Cisco's current business needs.There will also be questions about your academic records or previous projects you have taken up. Be prepared to tell about your achievements and the value you could bring to the company.

Eligible candidates who are willing to attend the recruitment drive need to apply on their online portal first. 

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Oracle Eligibility Criteria 2018

Oracle is an American multinational company that has both hardware and software systems with over 400,000 customers from more than 145 countries.

Only in India it has more than 7000 customers, with 1000 partners spread across private sectors, public sectors, and government sectors. It  employs more than 31,000 professionals working in various business sectors such as sales and executives in Oracle India Development Center (R &D), Oracle Consulting, Oracle Direct Sales, Global Support Center, Global Financial Information Center and Oracle Financial Services Software Limited.

Oracle has been present in India for more than 20 years now and it has 9 offices with 8 R&D centers, 1 partner solution center.

There is a huge opportunity to seek a career from Oracle.

Read along to find more about the eligibility criteria.

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Graduation Criteria: 

  • Students with more than 60 percent of marks consistently in his education are eligible for recruitment.

  • Up to 1 year of  gap is allowed in the study period of  candidate.

  • They expect the students to be equipped with good communication skills, decent academic record and excellent knowledge over the technical subjects. 

  • The candidates must have knowledge of operating programming languages.

  • Candidates should possess excellent decision making and good interactive skills.

Oracle Salary :

According to the post given, qualification, and experience of the candidate, packages in Oracle are high which includes incentives, perks and other facilities. 

Documents :

  • Resume

  • Identity proof. Can be Aadhar card, voter ID or pan card

  • Passport size photo

  • SSC(10th ) and Intermediate (12th) certificates

  • Graduation and Post Graduation passed certificates

FAQ's 

Do I need to speak fluent English to work at Oracle?

As a multinational company Oracle deals with clients from all across the world. So a decent English speaking skills are a must.

What type of training is provided?

At Oracle, training is very job specific. They offer comprehensive induction and personal training for all the graduate roles. 

Does Oracle check references?

During the employment process, candidates are asked to complete a pre employment screening before the offer is made. This involves involve identity and employment verification, salary verification, professional references, education verification, professional qualifications, and memberships (if applicable).

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