Tech Mahindra Interview: Karthikeyan N

image-19Dear Readers, Today we have Kool Karthikeyan, a campus recruited candidate. He is here to share his experience on Tech Mahindra campus drive, how he succeeded.

(Interviewer is the author of She: Ekla Cholo Re & BUGman)

Interviewer: Good evening Mr. Karthikeyan! Tell me about yourself ?

Karthikeyan: Good evening. I’m from Sengunther and did my Higher Sr from home town. My father is a businessman and mother is a homemaker. I’m presently pursing final semester EIE. Along with academics, I participate in several co-curriclar activities. I have won third prize in a National Level project event. My hobby is listening to music and fond of Karthik (singer). My strength is self-confidence, self-motivation and quick learner.

Interviewer: Good to know about your interests. Why did you choose to apply to Tech Mahindra?

Karthikeyan: During pre-placement talk, the campus relation officer from TechM mentioned of possibility of transition from TechM to other division of Mahindra seem possible. This seemed a good opportunity to apply!

Interviewer: This is like “paying attention to details”. What were the different rounds conducted? Could you also share your experience on training phase?

Karthikeyan: Round one was aptitude test of 60 mark to be completed in 80 minutes. Time Management is a tricky option. Round two consisted of a picture that appears on screen for few moments. Then the story boarding begins in a stipulated time. The emphasis would be to write a positive story. A good hand on typing would be added advantage. Round three was Technical HR, that lasted for an hour. The question tested me on programming skills and technical questions from the favourite subjects I claimed in the resume and few from the interviewer interest. The final round was General HR, questions were mostly on general awareness like current affairs. There were hypothetical questions to seek solutions for the problems.

image-20Interviewer: It should have been a long day. What is /are take away from the process?

Karthikeyan: Knowing in what I know is good to crack an interview. Focusing on the problem to solve is more important than arguing to prove I’m right! Time Management for aptitude test and story boarding, speed typing were important and regular ready up (current affairs) did help me!

Interviewer: Any suggestions for future aspirants?

Karthikeyan: Understanding the test pattern is vital to get the objective of clearing is important. Little effort towards typing passage would make a lot of difference during real time scenario. Knowing the things mentioned in the resume and current affairs would benefit.

Interviewer: Thank you very much for the valuable time and information. Wishing you a great career ahead with TechM

Karthikeyan: Thank you too!

Kaar Technologies Interview – Alex Jeeva

Dear Readers, Today we have ever active Alex Jeeva, a campus recruited candidate. He is here to share his experience on Kaar Technologies campus drive, how this success meant a lot to him.

(Interviewer is the CEO of QtSTEAM ; Mentor QtPi Robotics & author of She: Ekla Cholo Re ; BUGman ; He Who Dreams)

Mr Alex Jeeva

Interviewer: Good evening Mr. Alex, tell us about yourself!

Alex:  I’m from Tirpur and presently pursuing final year B.Tech CSE. My short term goal was to find an opportunity to explore a role (job) that would help in utilising my skills to benefit the organisation. And my long term goal is to become a well renowned person in the respective field. I see myself as a honest, adaptable and a good team member. I try to view things positively. Apart from technical and academics; cricket, badminton and listening to music is something I enjoy on regular basis. I have a younger sister pursuing 12th standard and mother taking care of business and family.

Interviewer: Interesting to know that you enjoy multitasking. Let’s move to our next question, why did you choose to apply for Kaar Technologies?

Alex: (Thinks and smiles) I see that the future depends on integrating things which could make objects/system accessible in easiest and effective way. Kaar Technologies is an SAP based software company whose clients are from across the globe. They provide business solutions and make their task easier. This idea of making human effort easier to contribute larger to the society made me choose Kaar. I also think SAP domain is lucrative from a career perspective.

Interviewer: Your views are interesting! What were the different rounds conducted?

Alex: Rounds were Aptitude, GD, Technical cum HR and final round with the Delivery Head of the unit. The aptitude round consisted of 60 questions that had logical, quantitative and business english. I assume about 25% were applicants were shortlisted. The next round was GD with 7 or 8 members in the group. The topic was related to ‘Jio’. The next rounds were stressful because of the continual questions with limited scope to think or to react on the responses/ feedback. The final round was about 50 minutes with interesting scenario thrown to present ideas/views. For example, ‘if you were a team lead and need to answer a client in absence of delivery head on the postponement of the project, how would you handle?’ ; Tell me about SAP, Kaar and its competitors? ; Tell me about your native place.

Mr Alex Jeeva

Interviewer: What is/are your take away from the process?

Alex: It was a good experience interacting the members. I realised that more the questions came, self confidence was getting better. A good preparation on resume and answering the scenarios in best possible way at moment worked it for me.

Interviewer: What are your suggestions for future aspirants?

Alex: Being aware of things happening across the globe and presence of mind could make difference to one during recruitment. Learning beyond academics seemed to have paid for me and I believe it will be others as well. Being confident to express oneself because ‘you know yourself better.’

Interviewer: Thank you Alex for sharing your insights. I hope it will help the readers and aspirants. Wishing you a great life and career with Kaar Technologies.

Alex: (smiles) Thank you too!

Kaar Technologies Interview Experience : Savitha

Dear Readers, Today we have silent & smiling Savitha Babu, a campus recruited candidate. She is here to share her experience on Kaar Technologies campus drive.

(Interviewer is the CEO of QtSTEAM ; Mentor QtPi Robotics & author of She: Ekla Cholo Re ; BUGman ; He Who Dreams)

Interviewer: Good evening Ms. Savitha, tell us about yourself!

Savitha: I’m from Ooty studying final year Information Technology. My strengths are – I’m a self-motivated person, adaptable, and friendly in nature. My short-term goal was to get placed in a reputed organisation where I have an opportunity to perform and improve skills sets. The long term goal is to set a benchmark to excel in the chosen area. I believe in , ‘never neglect any right opportunity that would hone the skills for a better tomorrow.’

Interviewer: Some interesting beliefs and goals. Let’s move to our next question, why did you choose to apply for Kaar Technologies?


Savitha:  Kaar Technologies is a one of global consulting firm which is purely a SAP solution provider. SAP helps several businesses to manage and its promising scope has lead me to apply for the position.

Interviewer: Seems a good roadmap. What were the different rounds conducted?

Savitha: The process was spread over several weeks-

Round 1 was an online test that consisted of Logical reasoning and Business English aptitude questions.

Round 2 was a group discussion on a general topic

Round 3 was technical/ HR round. It was a stress interview round similar like rapid fire round. (smiles)

Round 4 was a discussion with delivery head. Though the round seemed general but I think they were projecting the candidates prospectus for future.

Some of the questions are asked were –

Why should I hire you? ; What do you know about SAP? ; Write a program to swap two numbers without using temporary variable. ; If your posting is in Iraq, how do you planning to cope up with the environment conditions? ; We don’t provide cab facilities, how would you manage to commute? ; How long will you work for the company? ; Do you have any plan for higher education?  ; Which is favourite subject? ; What are routing algorithms? ; What is routing? ; What are your hobbies?

Interviewer: What is/are your take away from the process?

Savitha: It was a good experience. Regular aptitude practice actually helped me as the questions were lengthy that would require at least two minutes to read/understand throughly. Assessor for GD were in opinion to provide a topic that everyone agrees to see a discussion taking forward. There were two topics given one after the other. The topics were, ‘Whether social network is a boon or bane.’ and ‘Clean India is individual aspect or a government aspect.’ Both the times I initiated the discussion and I think its seen positive while marking.

Stress interview seemed to stress because one of the interviewee tried to bring the moral low by axing the views/answers.

Interviewer: What are your suggestions for future aspirants?

Savitha: Stay clam and composed in each round. Treat each person as potential interviewer.

Interviewer: Thank you Savitha for sharing your insights. I hope it will help the readers and aspirants. Wishing you a great life and career with Kaar Technologies.

Savitha: (smiles) Thank you and it was pleasure answering the questions.

Kaar Technologies: Tharun T

picsart_1474285641622Dear Readers, Today we have ever smiling Tharun T, a campus recruited candidate. He is here to share his experience on Kaar Technologies campus drive, how patience helped him to succeeded.

(Interviewer is the CEO of QtSTEAM ; Mentor QtPi Robotics & author of She: Ekla Cholo Re ; BUGman ; He Who Dreams)

Interviewer: Good evening Mr. Tharun, tell us about yourself!

Tharun: I’m presently pursuing final year B.Tech IT with passion towards education and sports. The passion has strengthen me to be bold, confident and easily adaptable. My area of interest is Object Orientated programming language. I’m also interested in doing some social activities which led me to be a member of NCC. Cricket as a sport has kept me energetic. This energy has allowed to me play for districts and state teams. Regular play has helped to bring Leadership skills that has made me one of the leading U 16 Erode district cricket team.

Interviewer: Good to hear that your passion has helped in nurturing skills. Let’s move to our next question, why did you choose to apply for Kaar Technologies?

Tharun: (smiles) Kaar Technologies is one of the biggest SAP service provider in the world. I have read several reviews that look promising to apply. Reviews reflected that growth is not limited for high performers. I believe that the company provides work-life balance.

Interviewer: Glad to know that you did some ground work. What were the different rounds conducted?

Tharun: There were four rounds spread over few weeks –

Aptitude : 60 minutes

Group Discussion : There were two discussion ; one on general topic and another on SAP.

Technical/ HR : 30 – 35 minutes

Delivery Head Round : 20 – 25 minutes

Some of the questions are asked were –

There were several questions related to cricket (smiles) like : How many years you’re playing Erode district cricket team? ; Highest score? ; How would you manage sports and work? etc

There were questions that were related to technical aspects like : Tell about SAP ; What do you know about us? ; Give us some real time example for SAP? ; What do you know about Cloud? ; Give real time example for Message Binding/ Data Abstraction ;

There were general questions like: What are two types of turmeric is available at Erode? ; If you’re team leader and you have team how will you handle it? ; Where all you have travelled? ; Which is your famous tourist place?

img_20160101_130254_563Interviewer: What is/are your take away from the process?

Tharun: My group discussion actually improved because of the two rounds. I believe that skills like leadership, time management, body language, communication skills etc. HR round was a stress round and it was a good! I had a very good experience going through all the rounds. These rounds gave me a feeling that Kaar Technologies is a good brand to associate/work.

Interviewer: What are your suggestions for future aspirants?

Tharun: General news update (G.K) would be very helpful for Group Discussion. Regular practice of aptitude and technical skills. Working on identifying uniqueness would be a great asset in an interview.

Interviewer: Thank you Tharun for sharing your insights. I hope it will help the readers and aspirants. Wishing you a great life and career with Kaar Technologies.

Tharun: (smiles) Thank you too!

Dell R & D – Suhas J

Dear Readers, Today we have Suhas Jayasheela campus recruited student from UVCE. He is here to share his experience on Dell campus drive.

(Interviewer is the author of She: Ekla Cholo Re & BUGman)

Suhas Jayasheela (in white T-shirt)

Interviewer: Tell us about yourself.

Suhas: I’m presently pursuing final year Computer Science Engineering from UVCE, Bengaluru. I love sports, coding, puzzles and sudoku. I choose CSE branch because of vast opportunities and UVCE offered space for intellectual and personal development growth. If I hadn’t become an engineer then I would have chosen Veterinary.

Interviewer:  Why did you choose Dell R & D?

Suhas: I had kept an eye on the developments that were taking places with organisation that work with cloud computing. Dell was one of the dream company to work for. As far reviews go, the company provides work-life balance! (smiles) I was preparing for the recruitment aptitude and technical since sometime.

Interviewer: Could you tell us on rounds?

image-5Suhas: The recruitment process consisted of 3 rounds basically

1. Online Test
2. Technical interview
3. HR interview
1. Online Test (60 mins) :
All questions were MCQ’s
This test had 2 sections
a) General aptitude: Logical aptitude and English/Verbal aptitude constituted 30 questions out of 60.
> General aptitude had some time consuming questions. This section had questions on data interpretation and data analytics questions as well.
> The logical aptitude questions were also time consuming which had analytical puzzles and other logical questions.
b) Technical aptitude: It constituted 30 questions which had questions related to computer networks, data structures, pointers in C, output of the programs and there were two questions on microprocessor and one from microcontroller.
> This technical aptitude had lengthy programs for which we had to find the correct output and select one option.
2. Technical Interviews
a) Technical Interview 1: It basically was reserved for knowing about your project and what have you done in it.
> Questions on the projects were asked which were mentioned in the CV.
> Was asked about the DBMS project a lot. More of ‘why’ questions were asked about the project.
b) Technical interview 2: It was based on testing your knowledge in the subject’s and to test some coding and logical thinking skills.
> here we are asked on the subject’s of interest mentioned in resume and we are asked “which subjects are we interested in and the coding languages we are comfortable with”. The immediate question which follows this would be “why do you like that particular subject”.
> So some of the questions on data structures, operating system and computer networks would be asked.
Operating system questions were stressed upon and some questions were like ” How can you test that the OS has booted properly “.
> we were asked to code couple of programs: I was asked a program on how to reverse singly linked list recursively and how to implement stack using linked list logic.
>Difference between IPv4 and IPv6
Suhas with friends

3. HR Interviews

This round seemed simple but had critical questions to be answered. I had to choose a profile that suit to the aspirations. I had to reason out the need to work for Dell. Passion (eagerness) was checked.
Interviewer: That’s a lot! What suggestion do you give for future aspirants?
Suhas: Be honest and present views that are known. Strengthen on the fundamentals. Present passion of coding through logical thinking, and responding to the situations. These will add up the determination to be part of each one’s dream company. There is no shortcut than ‘practice’.

Interviewer: Thank you Suhas for sharing great insights. I hope it will help the readers and aspirants. Wishing you a great life and career with Dell R & D.

Suhas: (smiles) Thank you too!

Tech Mahindra Drive: Interview with SMBK

Dear Readers, Today we have spirited & smiling SriManikandan Bala Krishnan (SMBK), a campus hiree. He is here to share his experience on Tech Mahindra campus drive and how he nailed it.

(Interviewer is the author of She: Ekla Cholo Re & BUGman)

SriManikandan Bala Krishnan (SMBK)

Interviewer: Hi SriManikandan. Tell us about yourself.

SMBK: Hello everyone! I’m pursuing final year, Computer Science Engineering. I’m active member in external and internal bodies like NSS, MUN, Rotract unity, Illaya Karangal and Act on Dreams. I love to organise events, conference and symposiums.

Interviewer: That’s lot of activities. That makes you spirited person. On a lighter note, what do you drink/eat to have such energy? Let’s move to next question, why did you choose to apply for Tech Mahindra?

SMBK: Thanks for the compliment (smiles). Coming to your question, my career objective is to associate with a social development sector which could enhance skills, set a higher standards/expectations. This would make the life pleasant and beautiful. I believe Tech Mahindra could be one of those place to contribute for the societal benefits.

Interviewer: Thats a unique perspective of career choice. What were the different rounds conducted?

SMBK: (smiles) After the pre-placement talk was the aptitude which compromised of verbal, quantitative and reasoning with medium to difficult level of questions given. Clearing the first round was a great relief (gives a broad smiles). Second round was to type a passage based on the perception based on a picture. The image I received was ‘speaker struggling to start his speech before a gathering’. I could nail this round because of active participation in MUN and others. The third round was Technical HR, the questions were pertaining to courses studied. The final round was mostly checking the Communication skills. The questions came from resume related to workshops, conference, mini project and special achievements. It was a great moment of getting placed along with other seven students of my class (smiles).

During technical round I was asked questions pertaining to syntax, programming, difference between internet/intranet, object oriented concepts like polymorphism & inheritance. Being strong at data structure, it was very handy to answer questions on SQL.

While in HR round I was asked questions on mini project, special achievement such as “Mr. Arista” title winner, about a workshop at NIT, paper presentation, world record workshop that was for a social development and others.

Interviewer: Your active participation seem to have paid off. What is/are your take away from the process?


SMBK: Yes, active participations played a vital role. Patience and confidence played an important role too. There were large number of students attending the campus drive. Strong foundation of basic were also important to clear the technical round. One need to answer the questions boldly otherwise it will go with a saying, ‘being speechless even though you know the stuff, then it will be useless’.

Interviewer: That’s an interesting quote! What are your suggestions for future aspirants?

SMBK: Constant learning and daily practice (aptitude) are strong indicators to the improvement. This is a key to success! “It is never late to start anything new.” So start today, success is awaited.

Interviewer: Thank you SMBK for sharing on Tech Mahindra recruitment process with all enthusiasm. I hope it will help the readers and aspirants. Wishing you a great life and career with Tech Mahindra.

SMBK: (grins) Pleasure is mine! I’m happy if this could inspire or make a difference to others. Thank you too!

Tech Mahindra Drive: Interview with Soundarya

Dear Readers, Today we have scintillating Soundarya S, Tech Mahindra campus placed student. She is here to share her experience-

(Interviewer is the author of She: Ekla Cholo Re & BUGman)


Interviewer: Tell us about your self.

Soundarya: Hi. I’m Soundarya pursuing undergraduate course B.E. Computer Science and Engineering. My hobbies are singing, gardening and internet surfing. I believe in punctuality and smart work. I strive for perfectionism.

Interviewer: That’s interesting! Why did you choose to apply for Tech Mahindra?

Soundarya: (Smiles) Tech Mahindra being a Day 1 company for campus drive is a dream company for campus aspirants. There has been constant motivation from trainers that has lead to participate. However, I too wished the same. There has been great relief from anxiety after the selection. Success does bring joy, it has definitely made parents proud (smiles again).


Interviewer: What are the different rounds conducted?

Soundarya: There were four rounds. The first round was online assessment that tested out Time Management skills through aptitude tests. It seemed pretty tough job to as each question gets less than a minute. Add to this there seem to have sectional cut-off. The results of this round pops on the screen in less than 15 seconds. It was a great relief of clearing the round. The second round had a picture displayed on the screen and the task was to type a passage for about 1200 words in 15 minutes. The picture I received showed a poor family where children are studying. I framed a story about hard working and positive attitude. (Readers can look at an example: click here) The third round was Technical HR where I was asked to introduce myself with several basic questions on various subjects. Most of these questions came from the resume – paper presentation, workshops, seminars, internship and inplant training. The final round was general HR. The questions were about family, passage that I attempted for round 2. I was asked if there are any questions to ask. I did ask them, ‘If I’m selected in your company in which domain will I be working for?’

Interviewer: Thanks for some interesting views. What are your take away from the process of recruitment?

Soundarya: Success of getting through the drive has given a hope. I learnt that its fine to be bold to express right views. I was appreciated incase I didn’t answer a question.

Interviewer:  What are your suggestions for future aspirants?

Soundarya: I wish a great luck to get through the interview. One could focus on technical components of interview and basic programming languages could be really helpful. Being bold and confidence with calmness is going to be like icing on cake.

I was asked the following questions-

Technical HR

Tell me about yourself.

What is your contribution to the project?

Tell me about your internship/inplant training.

Describe your project in brief.

What is cloud computing?

Name the various SDLC process?

Tell me about IOT.

Draw LAN, WAN.

How computer network work?

What are different layers in network?

How does the different layers of network work?

Why everything is based on cloud?

Give me few best examples for cloud computing.

Interviewer: Thank your time and wishing a great success in Tech Mahindra. Readers, I hope this was inspiring for your preparation and tips were helpful.