HCL Technologies Interview Pattern - Vels University, 16th Feb '15
I am Ashwin & I would like to share my second interview (HCL) experience with everyone.
I. Online Aptitude Test:
On 14th Feb, I wrote my Online Aptitude test in Vels University held by Aspiring Minds (AMCAT). It was bit easy, and I managed it to complete it on time, as I had attended CTS Test before that.
As I cleared the online test, I got the mail from Aspiring Minds next day.
II. Technical Interview:
Even though my reporting time was 8 AM, I reached the venue (Vels University) by 6.30 AM. Then all were asked to be seated in auditorium and after registration, student names were called out batch-wise and sent for technical interview. It was almost 12 pm when my name was called, as I was in 5th or 6th batch. I was really very tensed but I didn't put up on my face.
Now It was my turn to attend technical round..!
ME: Good afternoon Sir.! *shake hand*
HR: Yeah Good Afternoon.!
ME: Can I have a seat Sir.!
HR: Yeah Sure.!
ME: Thank You Sir.!
HR: You can move your chair front and sit comfortably.!
ME: Yeah ok Sir.!
HR: Ashwin, tell me about yourself.!
ME: (Said everything, where I studied, my strength, weakness, short term & long term goal)
HR: Okay, Explain me about this project and gave me rough sheet (I did two projects, a electronics based and a software based, he asked me the second one)
ME: Sir should I pen it up the project details, or just explain orally.!
HR: Whichever is comfortable.!
ME: I explained him about the website I created using Dot Net! Explained each and every page.!
HR: You know everything about Dot Net right?
ME: Sir, but my project was using ASP.NET.
HR: Then you know fully about ASP.NET ?
ME: Yes Sir.! *confidently*
HR: Explain your electronics project.
ME: I drew the block diagram (meanwhile he was busy talking to other HR teams over phone).
HR: Sorry, I couldn't avoid the call.! You continue.!
ME: Its okay, No problem Sir.! Then I explained about my electronics project.
HR: Ok then, What is a foreign key & primary key?
Define data structures?
ME: The questions were easy but still I was not confident about answers but showed as I was very confident with it.
HR: What are datatypes?
ME: int, float are datatypes.
HR: Then what about Char?
ME: Yes Sir, Thats also a datatype.
HR: Solve this, (he gave a question, and started talking over phone again)
ME: I wrote some C programs, then solved it somehow.! He was about to go to next question, but I explained it once Again.!
HR: OK What is Delete and truncate?
ME: I said about DELETE and Said i didn't use TRUNCATE in my project.
HR: He explained me truncate. You couldn't answer these questions.!
ME: Sir I am sure that I can do it practically.!
HR: Yeah I too know that, If I appoint you, then you will really well.! Then are you saying that you don't know theoretically?
ME: No Sir, I know to work better Practically when compared theoretically.
HR: I trust you that you work practically well, Whats the proof?
ME: My project Sir.! Its only of the example.!
HR: Ok Ashwin, You are already selected, but my advice is, Your communication is Good, But you must be even more louder and confident with your point.! You are unbalanced, so make it balanced by making your theoretical part strong. And don't mistake me. Its just an advice
ME: Thank You Very much Sir.!
III. HR Round:
I was very happy that I got through Technical Round somehow. I waited outside for my HR interview. Students already went for interview came out within 2-3 mins saying that they asked them just "Tell me about youself".!
So I was Confident that I will clear it.!
But when I went inside, It was lady HR and asked me to sit and sign a paper.! She asked me questions that were totally unrelated. I got tensed.! She noticed it.
HR: You didn't expect such questions right? *with a laugh*
ME: Yes mam, Totally unexpected questions *smile*
HR: Actually in HR round people ask about yourself for an formality, for a change I asked somewhat different.!
ME: Hmm okay mam.!
HR: Ok say me about your family background.
HR: Ready for relocation?
Me: Yes mam.!
HR: Are you family bound?
ME: No mam.!
ME: Yes mam, It will be challenging.!
HR: Ok Ashwin, All the best, You will be getting mail within in a days.
ME: Thank You mam.!
I got mail from HCL on 27th Feb'15 that I am SELECTED.!
Even you are Weak in Technical part, Be confident in your answers and Communication also matters a lot.!
Wishing You all a Good Luck.!