Axtria Job Process – Analyst – Gunjan Arora
Please tell us about your placement procedure at Axtria (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
There was an aptitude test(about 30-45 mins) and a 10 minute test having an HR type question(tell about a situation where you showed team skills, etc.). This was done on one day. Another day the company visited campus, and then gave shortlist. There were two interview rounds both eliminative. The interviews were HR with questions about my CV, me, guesstimate and puzzle.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?
I think my confidence. When I sat for the interview I dint know about the company and I was tired of sitting and not getting
shortlisted in Tech companies (I hadn’t really prepared :P). I gave the interview with “I’ve got nothing to lose” attitude and confidence ofcourse..
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I dint really prepare as I was busy with my internship at Microsoft SMSG. Advice would be that if you want a tech job, go through geeksforgeeks thoroughly 4-5 months in advance and you will land a dream job. You just need C, data structures and nothing else at all.
For non tech (analyst profiles), work on soft skills, prepare aptitude, HR about you questions, guesstimates and puzzles.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at NSIT?
Maintain a 65 plus percentage in college to be eligible for all companies.
Academics does help in non tech because it shows you have been consistently good. But in non tech solely academics is not fine, you need more stuff done in college or school.
For tech, your C skills matter the most, but percentage ofcourse shows you have been consistent. It’s not a really big deciding factor.
What all internships and projects you did while in college? How did you get them?
I did a course in Java at HCL, internship at Genysis and TCIL (on my own). These were technical. I grabbed a Microsoft SMSG (non tech) internship on campus and it was a great experience. Gave me lots to talk in CV based interviews.
Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?
As of now, no. Trying to figure out my way. Maybe after working a few years I will know best for me rather than following MBA MS rat race right now.(This is just my opinion)
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
For Tech, Just study C and you need nothing else. For non tech-Know the companies and prepare as advised earlier by me. But don’t fret too much. Be patient. In the end you will get a great job. The earliest is not the best always. Patience does pay. Enjoy to the fullest !!