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What is Campus Recruitment Process?

The campus placement jobs come with expectations and it is incumbent on the students to handle those. The word 'campus' before the phrase 'placement jobs' indicates that the companies visit a campus X keeping in view that the campus has something to offer in terms of excellence, industry readiness or job readiness.
Considering this, the student should be careful to be a representation of what that one's college is. If a student builds a profile which goes beyond the campus, then that is a sure way to get a placement.
Being open to learning, being able to apply the theory, being proactive and being clear are the essentials for a campus placement.
In this article, one will be looking at the process of a Campus Placement and all that is required to be successful in a Campus Placement – in Conduira's way, efficiently and absolutely.
Generally a Campus Placement Process has four components: * Pre Placement Talk * Aptitude test * Group Discussion * Interview which can be various combinations of Technical and HR rounds
Pre placement Talk
In a pre placement talk, the representatives from the companies interact with the students to brief them on the job profile, the location of the post, and the other HR related queries. This is primarily to make you aware of what the company is and what you should expect from the job. For instance, if you were to work in a company X, the pre placement talk will include what X is currently doing, the projects in pipeline, the clients, the technologies and the recognition and the awards and the working environment in company X.
Aptitude Test
The Aptitude test consists of basic problems in quantitative ability, logical reasoning and verbal ability. The primary objective of this test is to check the problem solving skills of the test-taker. Any job out there is the problem solving skills. It is essential to understand what the problem is and how the problem should be solved. So, the application of the learning is the Aptitude test.
Group Discussion
In this round, the number of participants per group can range from 12 to 16 members. A topic is given to be discussed among the group members. For example, the topic might be "INTERNET USAGE AMONG THE CHILDREN". You are expected to present your views, supported by valid examples and reasoning. The principle skill is active listening and moderating the discussion. If you can't listen properly, then you are not solving my problem. If you can't moderate the discussion, then you aren't sure of the nuances of the topic and you can't work in groups. So, a group discussion is primarily about people management.
Personal Interview:
For most companies, the Interview is the final step in the selection process. However, there can be two parts here, the Technical Round and the HR round. Depending on the company the aforementioned can be clubbed into a single round or can be two separate rounds.
Technical Round:
In the technical round, some of the subjects that you will be tested include C, C++, JAVA and DBMS. Along with them, prepare on two more subjects from your branch. In most of the technical interviews, the interview panel will ask your favorite subject- in case of which, you can speak about the subjects you have prepared.
The objective of the round is to test your knowledge on programming and your core subjects. No project in this world works in isolation. If you aren't aware that OOPS concepts will be applied in a control circuit of a pulse generator, then you aren't aware of computers and electronics. The application of the engineering is the technical round.
HR Round:
In the HR round, the interview panel questions you everything/anything related to your personality, family, education, hobbies, internships, work experience (if relevant), general knowledge, etc.
While we would be sharing various Interview questions on Forums from students' experiences, we suggest you to go through GDPI videos in Learning Center in to understand and learn the right answers for these questions. The
HR round is primarily to evaluate you as you really are. You are the test here. If you are aware of yourself through SWOT analysis, then you know how to answer the questions posed. The aim is to present yourself as a synergy rather than an impeder and as proactive rather than reactive.

What are the Do's and Don’ts in a Group Discussion?

The Group Discussion or GD in short: I’m sure that any first-timer competing for a job or a seat in a prestigious institution for a Master’s program is quite familiar with the term. And s/he probably feels jittery about the whole idea.
So, how many of you spend sleepless nights or wake up with a nightmare of not being able to come up with the right points in a GD? Fret not, for GD is as easy or difficult as you think it is. If you follow a few basic rules, and remember a few Do's and Don’ts, GD is bound to become a cake walk for all aspiring candidates. Let’s look at some the Do’s & Don’ts in a GD.
• Make sure you completely understood the topic assigned to the group. • Carry reinforcements – a pen, a paper and a clear/sharp mind.
• Ask questions and seek clarifications right in the beginning if you haven’t understood the topic well. • Before you start speaking, get a few points in place, and structure your argument fairly well.
• Spend a few minutes to organize your thoughts and think of what you are going to say before actually saying it.
• Confidence is the biggest motivational factor. Be confident, and you’ve doubled your chances of success.
• Work out positive strategies to make the panel members notice you: if you can’t initiate the discussion, ensure you make some vital and valid points during the course of discussion.
• Try to be yourself – your natural self. Don’t try to imitate others or be someone you are not.
• A GD is your chance to prove your mettle – in terms of your ability to put across the points effectively & coherently.
• Remember that the evaluator wants to hear you speak – not see you nod in agreement or shake your head in disagreement.
• Make sure your contribution to the discussion is meaningful, and your points logical.
• Opening the discussion is not as important as putting together valid points, careful analysis and well-thought out argument.
• It’s equally important to be assertive, and not aggressive. So, try to stay calm and maintain a balanced tone throughout the discussion.
• Don't start speaking until you have clearly understood and analyzed the subject.
• Don’t interrupt others when they are speaking. Let them complete their argument before you start yours. Remember, listening is as important as speaking.
• The long-term goal is to win over the panel but don’t lose focus on your short-term goal – which is to garner the group members’ support & get at least a few to agree with your points.
• While expressing your views, don’t be domineering. Never try to put down, mock, insult or intimidate other members in the group.
• Don't lose your cool even if others disagree with your argument, try to provoke you or say something that you don’t agree with.
• Stay ‘Objective’ always and stick to the topic. Don't take the discussion personally.
• Success is sweet but grabbing it from others isn’t. So, never try to dominate other candidates.

How to maintain a good Body language in a group discussion?

Did you know that over 70% of all human communication is done non-verbally – without using words and only through gestures and facial expressions? Australian author James Borg went a step further and wrote in his book titled Body Language: How to know what’s Really Being Said that Non-verbal Communication (together with Paralinguistic cues) constitutes 93% of the human communication, while only 7% consists of words.
Though a few linguists and experts refute and debate his claim, however, the importance of nonverbal communication cannot be undermined. So what exactly is nonverbal communication? Simply put, it means body language that accompanies one’s words. And, why is it important in a GD? It is important because it’s almost impossible to keep our body still and our face expressionless when we’re talking.
And even when we aren’t talking, we’re still communicating with our body/expressions. So, it’s very important to pay attention to your gestures, postures, facial expression, tone of voice, eye contact, etc., when you participate in a GD or attend an interview as the panelists pay keen attention to your body language. For a good body language that exudes confidence and positive attitude, you must follow certain rules, which will go a long way to help you succeed.
• Pay attention to how you sit. Never sit on the edge of the chair. It shows your nervousness.
• Don’t sit cross-legged, or one leg on top of another with the foot jutting out. It shows careless and arrogant attitude.
• Don’t lean in too close to the next participant. Allow personal space to other members.
• Slouching or bending your back and hunched shoulders indicate disinterest, lower confidence level and indifference.
• Sitting stiff and upright like the army personnel indicates hostility (towards other participants) & a narrow mindset.
• To suggest a positive body posture, lean slightly forward and focus your eyes on the speaker to show that you’re highly interested and involved in the discussion.
• Pointing or wagging fingers at fellow participants and thumping on the table are absolutely not okay as they indicate aggressiveness.
• Biting the nails or drumming the table with your fingers or pen shows nervousness or restlessness.
• Too much of shrugging of your shoulders may suggest that either you don’t know or you don’t care.
Facial expressions:
• Nod your head to show you understand or agree with other participant’s point of view.
• Raising the eyebrows may suggest that you’re questioning your peer ‘Are you sure?’ in a mocking way.
• Narrowing the eyes indicates threatening behavior – as if you’re warning fellow participants.
• Frowning shows anger/displeasure/disagreement while wrinkling your nose/lips shows dislike and disgust. So it’s better to avoid these extreme expressions.
• Yawning indicates disinterest and lack of a receptive/open mind.
Eye contact:
• It’s very important to make and maintain eye contact with peers in the group.
• Unfocused & averted eyes indicate lack of interest.
• Darting your eyes across peers’ faces rather quickly or avoiding eye contact, looking at the wall, floor, ceiling, table, your own fingers while speaking – all these are suggest extreme nervousness.
• Avoid looking at the panel members and focus on your peers. Also, don’t keep looking back to the door – these traits indicate that you’re restless and easily distracted. Tone of voice:
• Always maintain a balanced tone to indicate you’re in control of your temper.
• If you don’t agree with somebody’s view, don’t raise your voice or, worse, shout.
• Don’t object to or dismiss others’ opinion in a jeering/insulting/threatening voice.

How to introduce yourself in an Interview?

One of the common questions put to you in an interview is “Tell me about yourself”. To answer this question perfectly one needs to know the importance of this question to drive the interview towards your way.
To know the best way to answer this question click here

What are the Syllabus for a Campus Recruitment Test?

Most of the companies’ tests students on Verbal, Quantitative & analytical Ability. And the syllabus varies from company to company depending on the job requirement. However, we have listed down some of the most important and cover topics in a campus recruitment test.
1. Reading Comprehension,
2. Vocabulary
3. Synonyms & Antonyms
4. Sentence Completion
5. Error Detection
6. Para-Jumbles
7. Cloze Test
Quantitative Ability
1. Simplification
2. HCF & LCM
3. Number series
4. Problems based on numbers
5. Data Interpretation
6. Speed Time And Distance
7. Percentage, Average
8. Ratio and Proportion
9. Profit and loss
10. Simple interest and Compound interest
11. Time and Work
12. Probability
13. Number Series
14. Permutation and Combination
Reasoning Ability
1. Classification
2. Coding-Decoding
3. Direction and Distance
4. Ordering and ranking
5. Syllogisms
6. Blood relations
7. Sitting arrangement
8. Arrangement and pattern
9. Classification/Analogy
10. Mathematical Inequalities
11. Coded Inequalities

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