ClearTax Recruitment Process – Software Developer – Piyush Goel
Piyush Goel, Software developer, ClearTax, shares his experience in this brief interview.
Please tell us about your placement procedure at Cleartax (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
First Round consisted of written test. One section consisted of questions ranging from programming to CS concepts. Second section asked more about our experience in programming, ranging from programming projects to contribution in open source. Then there were three rounds of interviews; each involving questions on Algorithms, OOPS concepts and the projects done.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?
Well, I was able to do 8 out of 10 technical questions in the written test. So that helped me sail through. It is important that you are proficient in programming and have clear concepts in CS.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
Mostly did USACO and CLRS to build my concepts. GeeksforGeeks to practice more questions that are interview centric. Then studied OS, RDBMS and Networking from classnotes. Also, it is important to research a company that you are going to be appearing for. Glassdoor reviews/interviews and Geeksforgeeks helped me a lot in this regard.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement from NSIT?
I have been mediocre when it comes to academics. But it never hurts to have a good percentage.
What all internships and projects you did while in college? How did you get them?
I interned at a startup called Limetray as a web developer intern. Then I did various small projects for fun. One of them being a Java Game called Shoot the Fruit which really helped me through the interviews.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors in NSIT?
Just do whatever you feel like doing. Your gut always knows somehow.