Round 1 Written Test
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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)