Name: Parimala

Branch: CSE

College: Government College of Engineering, Bargur, Tami Nadu

Type of Interview: On-Campus

Student Interview

This placement season, Mindtree visited our college for on-campus placements. As per the company eligibility criteria, only students with 65 and above percentage in 10th, 12th, and undergraduate were shortlisted for the interview process. Fortunately, I fulfilled the eligibility criteria, and so was able to attend the interview process. Primarily, the interview process consisted of following three rounds.

  1. Written Test
  2. Technical Interview
  3. HR Interview

Round 1- Written Test

Aspiring Minds conducted the online written test for Mindtree. In this round, candidates had to answer a total of 76 questions in the timeframe of 140 minutes. These 76 questions were categorized into the following section:

  • Quantitative Ability

Under this test, 25 mathematics questions were asked, which were based on algebra, percentage, number system, profit and loss, time, work, and distance, arithmetic, and probability were asked. The time limit for this section was 35 minutes.

  • English

This sections consisted 25 simple English questions related to synonyms, antonyms, sentence correction, and completion.

  • Logical Ability

This section of the written test had 24 questions on coding and decoding, seating arrangements, blood relations, and puzzles.

  • Coding Test

In this section, two coding questions were given for which I had to write code either in C or JAVA. As I had a good command over JAVA, I chose to code in the same. The two coding questions asked in this test were:

  1. Find whether the array is palindrome or not
  2. Input 5 numbers in an array and find the Pythagorean triplets in them and print it.

Since the test was online, the scores were revealed immediately after test completion. Fortunately, I cleared all the cut-offs and was shortlisted for the technical interview round. PrepInsta was a great help to me while I was preparing for this written test.

Round 2-Technical Interview

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

Interviewer: Tell me about yourself.

Me: Gave a brief introduction about my family, school, college, and hobbies.

Interviewer: You like photography? Which is the most recent picture that you clicked?

Me: Yes, sir. I shot a picture of a child playing in the rain.

Interviewer: That’s wonderful. Tell me something about your major project and what was your role in it.

Me: I explained the functioning and utility of the project and briefly described my role.

Interviewer: Very Well! What is normalization? Why is it important?
Me: I explained normalization, and it’s importance. Also, I mentioned where I used normalization in my project.

Interviewer: Good. Do you know what is a Binary Tree ?

Me: Yes. Then I explained binary tree.

Interviewer: Can you write a program for Fibonacci series using recursive function?

Me: Yes Sir. I wrote the program.

Interviewer: I am done from my side do you have any questions?

Me: I asked him some questions related to the office environment, work culture, etc.

Interviewer politely answered all my questions, and then I greeted him and left the cabin. An hour later results of the technical interview were announced, and luckily, I was shortlisted for the HR interview.

Round 3-HR Interview

Me: Good afternoon sir.
Interviewer: Good afternoon Parimala have a seat.
Me: Hello sir, how are you?
Interviewer: I’m fine how are you?
Me: I’m fine sir.
Interviewer: Did you have your lunch?
Me: Yes, sir.

Interviewer: Tell me about your family.

Me: I narrated my family background.

Interviewer: What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Me: I told him about the same.

Interviewer: Why do you want to work with Mindtree.

Me: I explained my reasons for choosing Mindtree.

Interviewer: Alright.

Then the interviewer explained the details of the bond, and discussed salary details, job location, timings, etc. I agreed with everything.

Two days after the interview, result got declared, and I was selected. It was the moment of immense happiness and pride for me.