Axtria Recruitment Process – Analyst – Arpit Agrawal
Please tell us about your placement procedure at Axtria (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
Axtria conducted an online aptitude test (objective) followed by a subjective question. Aptitude test had 5 sections- quant, verbal ability, programming (C++ and SQL), statistics and logical reasoning. Subjective question was about the problems one faced while working in a team and how he/she overcame it. Based on this round around 40 students were shortlisted. This was again followed by two rounds of interview. Both the interviews were eliminative. In each interview they asked questions based on CV, some HR questions and puzzles.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?
I think having a clear goal of going for a job in analytics and preparing well for it helped me a lot. Also, I have had immense help of our seniors who guided me through the whole process.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I started preparing for the placement season in the summer break. Joining MBA coaching helped in cracking quant, LR and VA questions. I would suggest all juniors to start practicing these sections as they will help in both core and non-core Company’s process. Also, for those targeting non-tech jobs it is better to practice some puzzles from both Shakuntala Devi and George Summers’ books. Apart from all this have confidence in your abilities and you will surely make through.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at NSIT?
Academics do play an important role in getting a good placement. Especially for core jobs you need a percentage of above 75 (ECE Department). For non-tech jobs above 65 is good enough for getting shortlisted, however, higher the percentage, better the chances of getting selected.
What all internships and projects you did while in NSIT? How did you get them?
I interned at C-DOT and did a project on 8085 microprocessor (part of ECE curriculum).
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors at NSIT?
I think it is very important to have a clear career goal. The first two years of college can be utilized to try different fields, be it coding, tech or non-tech. Once you are sure about what you want to do, prepare well for it. You must have something on your resume to show that you are genuinely interested in the field where you are applying for a job. For non-tech you can take part in case study competitions, study finance (if you want to apply for investment banks) or even take part in some online course. Along with all this you should also give importance to the academics as they will help you in landing a job as well as getting into a good college for higher education.