Placement Forum
Photo of sunset

Vasundhra Gupta

CSE Business Technology Analyst for Cyber Risk Services

Year Of Graduation : 2015

  • Round 1 Written Test

    Experience :

    My written test was accompanied by technical failure of the system I was using. This meant anxiety and pressure as my test began to hang halfway through! The college is quite responsible, and will help you handle any such situations - just approach the TNP folks.
    Tips :

    Learn as many Magoosh Vocabulary recommended words as you can - you'll need it for the English section! Also, be well versed with aptitude and prepare yourself using lots of free online tests even if you're not taking separate coaching because SPEED MATTERS in problem solving.
  • Round 2 Group Discussion

    Experience :

    It was pretty average - almost everyone got a chance to speak, however we were told that the discussion lost its direction and we hadn't understood the 'case study' properly, during the GD for Deloitte.
    Tips :

    There's a huge commotion - so write your points down before you speak so that you're confident and don't forget what you're saying! Alos, the person who speaks the most isn't always the best. Furthermore, if you don't have anything to say, here are two tips - one, summarize what some of the people before you have said and suggest moving towards other solutions. Or two, add briefly to someone else's point by saying you agree with what they said and would like to build on their perspective. If nothing else works, you can simply rephrase someone else's point in your own language!
  • Round 3 Technical Interview

    Experience :

    I was interviewed by the Director for the team who was interviewing us from Deloitte. My technical encounter was based off of questions in C and C++. It was both theoretical and application oriented. Some topics included inheritance, polymorphism and a quick check on my knowledge of Security.
    Tips :

    Don't hesitate - take a few seconds to think before you speak! Feel free to ask the interviewer about any ambiguous or unclear information being asked in the question, instead of putting across the wrong answer. And don't worry yourself too much about writing the correct syntax - you should know how to propose an algorithm that is space and time efficient. Also, Deloitte isn't a hardcore technical company for BTA profiles - they just need to be sure you're fundamentally strong though!
  • Round 4 HR Interview

    Experience :

    I was drilled quite a lot with HR questions! Some questions included - Who is your idol and why? Why do you want to work at Deloitte? Why should we NOT hire you? Some questions were also raised from my CV.
    Tips :

    There is usually no right or wrong in HR questions - you should be able to justify your points. Gather atleast 30-40 questions that can be asked using a quick Google search, and take time to frame answers well in advance. Also, don't try to be witty with your answers because they are trying to test your patience and checking your attitude.
  • General Tips

    I have written an entire blog for you guys, you'll find everything there -http://mythoughtforlife.blogspot.in/2014/11/dealing-with-campus-placement-pressure.html
  • Key Skills Tested



    Communication AptitudeEnglish Technical Fundamentals

    Tips



    Work on your self development such as personal awareness (clean nails, good posture, don't fidget too much, voice modulation). Stop using inappropriate slang words that might ruin your interview!!
  • Books

    "Crack the Coding Interview" by Gayle Laakmann "140 Google Interview Questions""MCQ's in Computer Science" by Timothy J Williams"Data Structures and Algos Made Easy" by Narsimha Karumanchi "Puzzles to Puzzle You" by Shakuntala Devi "Quantitative Aptitude" (R S Aggarwal) "A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning" (R S Aggarwal) "The Great Book of Puzzles and Teasers" (George Summers)
  • Websites

    lumosity.com

    pagalguy.com

    geeksforgeeks.org
Photo of sunset

Sonal Gupta

ECE Controls Transformation

Year Of Graduation : 2015

  • Round 1 Written Test

    Experience :

    Simple Written test.
    Tips :

    Just prepare basic aptitude and verbal.Cut off for verbal is higher compared to maths section. Focus on deriving contextual meaning of words, and their usage.
  • Round 2 Group Discussion

    Experience :

    Case Study
    Tips :

    Read as many case study from Deloitte website as possible. Focus on using keywords during discussion.
  • Round 3 Technical Interview

    Experience :

    Personal Interview
    Tips :

    Questions as per your selected profile and things mentioned in CV. Mention thing you know, do not exaggerate.
    Be confident. You have to be good at speaking. Prepare obvious questions like
    Tell me about yourself?
    your strength and weakness?
    Why do you want to join this company? etc.
  • General Tips

    Be confident. Know what you know and what you don't. Don't try to pretend. Just be yourself.
Photo of sunset

Prateek Malhotra

ECE Enterprise Risk Services (Control Transformation)

Year Of Graduation : 2015

  • Round 1 Written Test

    Experience :

    The 1st round was an aptitude test conducted by Aspiring Minds and was like any other test that are conducted in initial rounds of any hiring process. The test was not that difficult but concentrate to do well in the English section particularly.
    Tips :

    Make sure you are through with all concepts in quantitative, verbal and non-verbal. IndiaBix and many other sites have good online tests. Get good hands on practice as questions might be easy but could still test your speed.
  • Round 2 Group Discussion

    Experience :

    The GD went quite smooth although we were expected to perform better than that. But still our group avoided any kind of chaos and we had some good constructive points to discuss.

    The case study given to us was about a Mobile Company which has a huge customer and employee base and needs to install a Customer Relationship Management Package. They tried to install it once in the past but failed miserably for some reasons. Now since they have done some acquisitions lately, they are thinking about installing it again. So what factors need to be kept in mind and what solutions can we give to ensure that a successful operation is achieved.
    Tips :

    1.DO NOT FIGHT. Just keep in mind that you are not there to win an argument battle, but you need to collaborate with others to come out with an effective solution. Respect other's opinions too. This time the officials were rather unhappy with our college's performance in GD because of the same reasons. Take it easy and let others have their say too.

    2.This might prove to be an easy affair for you if you are well versed with all the business terminologies and frameworks, profitability models etc. But you might land yourselves in all kinds of trouble if you are amateurish and just stick to SWOT and PORTERs.

    3.Your approach towards the project, your confidence, your comm. Skills will be tested. Try to come out with your own customized framework which can cover all the points mentioned in the case study. Using a pre defined framework might well fail in covering all of them.

    For example :For profitability cases, your main aim should be increasing revenue and cutting costs. Well that's obvious and everybody knows that. But solutions to this need to be well thought. Go through Sample case studies given on Deloitte's website that will give you an idea about how case studies need to be approached.

    All I would say is, do not leave any stone unturned while you are preparing for this. And be confident. Try to provide a direction to the group that would add points to your score. Be very clear about what you have stated and do not shout or scream.
  • Round 3 Technical Interview

    Experience :

    I was called for the interview after some waiting, and I had butterflies in my stomach. I went into the room as my name was called, took a deep breath and went inside. Suddenly I felt that all the butterflies were gone and everything seemed normal.

    The panel consisted of two people, I would name them as I1 and I2.
    I1 offered me a handshake (The handshake should be a confident one and not a wet fish. Avoid a bone crusher too).
    I2 was sitting on a sofa behind me. I could not see him.
    I1 first asked me some very basic technical questions on C, Linux, SQL , basically whatever I had on my CV. I was able to answer all the questions and he was convinced.
    But then suddenly I2 spoke from behind and asked me to convince him that I being a fairly good technical person with a fair amount of technical knowledge, if any core company like Samsung or Honda offers me a job, why would I choose Deloitte over them. (I would suggest you to be honest while being a bit diplomatic about this)
    I would not post my answer here just for the reason that people start standardizing them instead of coming up with their honest answers. Think about what your priorities are, while joining Deloitte and answer confidently.
    After he was satisfied with the first answer, I2 again asked me to explain my short term and long term goal as he was not clear about what I want to do in my life. He had read my CV well and asked some questions about my extracurricular and leadership activities.
    Towards the end, he seemed satisfied and asked if I had any questions for him.
    Tips :

    Well If you are through in the GDs, you are on the final step and almost there. All you need is confidence, fluency in communication, prompt and smart answers, basic technical knowledge (depends on the profile you choose), and a good body language that oozes confidence.
  • Round 4 HR Interview

    Experience :

    In this interview I was just asked to convince the interviewer that why I would choose Deloitte over any other company. It was just a normal chat, didnt feel like I was giving a final round Interview.
    Tips :

    You need to be very confident in whatever you say. Take your time to answer question but refrain from fidgeting
  • Key Skills Tested



    1.Maintain a stronghold on your CV. Ensure that you are best at whatever you mentioned in it.
    2.Fluency in Communication.
  • Books

    I have some material for GD's saved with me in soft copy. Would like to help if someone needs that.
  • Websites

    indiabix.com

    freshersworld.com