HCL Technologies Job Process – Software Engineer – Siddhant Kumar
Please tell us about your placement procedure at HCL Technologies(Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
It was a three step process. First round is an online aptitude test followed by 2 rounds of interview (Tech and HR). Aptitude test included basic apti questions (Quant ,LR,English) followed by basic C/C++ questions.In Tech interview they ask questions based on what you have mentioned on your resume, some C/C++ questions(basic) and puzzles. In final(HR) round basic questions about you and what you expect from the company and other basic hr questions are asked.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I concentrated on my aptitude first and practiced aptitude questions on daily basis.I also studied C/C++ as it is equally important and then I gave major proportion of time in solving puzzles,case studies and guess estimates.Your hardwork during the 2 month summer break determines your chances in the placement season so use it wisely .My advice would be that it does not matter whether you get placed in first month or the last month ,what matters in the end is you get the job in which you have interest and can see yourself excel, so don’t be disheartened if it takes sometime for you to get placed and remember Happiness is the highest level of success.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at NSIT?
Well it depends on job profile you are interested in, but being good in academics is always a plus .Most of the highly acclaimed companies visiting the campus do rely on the academic percentage and knowledge and they play a vital role in getting a good placement.
Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?
Well I am planning for MBA degree but not now maybe after 2 years after I get some work experience.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors in NSIT?
College days are about exploring yourself so don’t feel shy in trying new things, maintain a decent percentage(above 65)and make these four years count as they really shape up your future.