IBM Interview Experience - Goa, October 13-14, 2014.
Greetings everyone !!! I am a B.Tech graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from National Institute Of Technology Goa (NITG), class of 2K15 ! I would like to share my placement experience with IBM ! :).
Position : Global Business Services (GBS).
Role : Systems Engineer.
Eligibility : 60% and above in 10th and 12th, CGPA 6.5 and above.
The selection process consists of three phases split over 2 days.
1) APTITUDE ASSESSMENT TEST :-
It consists of 2 parts. Number series in the first half and Aptitude questions in the second half, each question will have a time limit of 2:15 minutes.
18 series + 18 aptitude questions.
For aptitude go through basic formulas on profit and loss, SI & CI, and permutation combination , distance & speed.
Note - You are allowed to use only system calculators for calculation.
2) ENGLISH ASSESSMENT TEST BY KENEXA :-
The whole test is of 20 minutes with no timer in each question.
For this kindly go through American and British Business Letter format thoroughly, Etiquette's, Active & Passive Voice, Sentence Correction, Spotting Error, True or false type questions.
3) PERSONAL/HR/TECHNICAL INTERVIEW :-
My interview lasted for 35 minutes.
My interviewer was a kind person. He briefed me about himself saying there was no need to panic as he himself was not from CS/IT background (This eliminated the chances of him asking me to write a code).
Basic HR questions included:
(i) Why IBM?
(ii) Introduce yourself .
(iii) My final year B.Tech Project.
(iv) Are you willing to relocate?
(v) What is SAP ?
(vi) What are the challenges you might face at IBM?
(vii) Do you plan to go for further studies?
They were basically checking my communication skills and my approach to a particular situation.
You may refer to indiabix.
Book : Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal.
At the end of the interview, they will definitely ask you if you have any questions for them. Do ask a couple of questions. It shows that you are interested in joining them.
A total of 176 students appeared from NIT Goa & GEC, of which 51 were selected.
MY TAKE :
If you are able to clear the initial 2 rounds, 90 % chances are there you will sail through the 3rd round.
Non CS/IT guys do not be intimidated by your CSE counterparts , all are evaluated at a fair level.
Practice makes perfect !!!
GOOD LUCK! :).