• Name: Shivam Karanjkar
  • Branch: Computer Science Engineering
  • College: Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune
  • Type of Interview: Off-Campus

Student Interview

During my final semester, one of my friends informed me about Mindtree off-campus drive through AMCAT. So, I browsed through the Internet to get more information about the placement drive. Fortunately, during my research, I stumbled upon the PrepInsta website where I received every information related to the drive. I learned that AMCAT conducts the preliminary aptitude test for Mindtree and the based on the AMCAT score, one gets shortlisted for the interview. So, I immediately registered for the Mindtree entrance test at the AMCAT portal. Finally, I scheduled my test by selecting the test date and AMCAT test center.

Round 1- Written Test (AMCAT)

This written examination consisted of three sections.

Section Name

No. of questions

Time (in minutes)

Quantitative Ability

25

35 Min

English

25

25 Min

Logical Ability

24

35 Min

Total

74

95 Min

Mindtree employs adaptive methodology in test in which if you give a wrong answer the next question will be an easy one. On the other hand, with every correct answer, the difficulty of the paper will increase. Fortunately, I was able to score 85 percentile in each of the sections, and so I cleared the sectional cut-off of Mindtree. Therefore, I was selected for the next round of recruitment.

Round 2-Coding

At the Mindtree interview location, programming test was conducted by the Aspiring Minds, in which all candidates had to write a program in C or JAVA. I had to write a code for the following questions:

  1. Write a program to check if two given matrices are identical.
  2. Find GCD of two Integers?

Soon after the completion of the written test, technical interviews started.

Round 3-Technical Interviews

The interviewer was a man in his early forties and was going through my resume when I entered his cabin.

Me: Good Morning Sir.

Interviewer: Good Morning! Please take a seat.

Interviewer: Hello Shivam. How are you doing today?

Me: Hello Sir. I am doing very well. Thank you.

Interviewer: So Shivam, tell me something about yourself.

Me: I introduced my name, hometown, my family background, current pursuing degree, college, schooling, and hobbies.

Interviewer: Which subject do you like the most?

Me: Networking

Interviewer: Great. Tell me something about layers in OSI model.
Me: I explained OSI model in detail.

The interviewer also asked the following questions during the interview:

  1. What is Piggybacking?
  2. What is stop-and-wait protocol?
  3. Differentiate between the hub, switch, and router.
  4. Explain ARP.

Luckily, I was able to answer all the questions confidently which pleased the interviewer. And finally, I was selected for the HR interview round.

Round 4-HR Interview

HR interviewer was a kind looking women who made me feel comfortable. She offered me tea and talked very politely. She asked me questions related to my personal life, hobbies, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and much more. I answered all the questions confidently. Later, she discussed the salary details, job locations, and shift timings. I agreed to all of it. After that she asked me if I had any questions, so I inquired about the working culture, growth prospects, etc. Then I greeted her and left the cabin.

A week later, I received a mail notifying that I have got the job.