Round 1- Written Test (WeCP)
The written test was conducted by WeCP, and it had the following sections.
- Coding Section (this section was divided into 3 sub sections)
- Implementation - I had to answer 2 out of 3 questions
- DS/Algo - I could attempt only 1 questions from this section
- Advanced Algo - Due to time constraint I could complete half answer
The coding section felt easy at first but got difficult when I reached to Advanced Algo.
- Quantitative Ability (15 questions in 15 minutes)
The quantitative test had mathematics questions on percentage, profit and loss, time, work and distance, arithmetics, permutation and combination, and probability.
- English (10 questions in 10 minutes)
This test had questions on grammar, synonyms, antonyms, sentence correction, and completion and reading comprehension.
- Logical Ability (15 questions in 15 minutes)
The logical ability test had coding and decoding, seating arrangements, blood relations, and puzzle related questions.
The non-adaptive methodology is implemented in MindTree written test in which no matter if your answer is correct or incorrect, the difficulty level of the paper will remain the same.
Round 2- Spoken English and Grammar
This is a very new section and I was not too well prepared for this one.
We were instructed that there will be 4 sections of listening, speaking, writing skill of verbal along with Grammar questions. The total time was 45 minutes combined for all sections. The sections were divided in this way:
- Speaking Skill - 18 questions
- reading - 10 questions
- Listen and speak - 8 questions
- 1 minute speaking - 3 questions
- Grammar - 34 questions
- Verbal Comprehension - 16 questions
The entire round was structured in a very systematic way and the level of this round was medium to high difficulty.
After this round, I received a mail that I was selected for the interview.
Round 3-Technical Interviews
My head was a woman and she went through my resume after I joined the meeting online. She smiled at me and greeted me Good Morning. I greeted her back.
Interviewer: Hello Venkata. How are you today?
Me: Hello Ma’am. I am very well. Thank you.
Interviewer: So Venkata, would you like to introduce yourself.
Me: Sure Ma’am. I introduced my name, my city, my family background, educational qualifications, and hobbies and interests.
Interviewer: You are from ECE background, why do you want to work as a software developer? Why don’t you work in core electronics industry?
Me: I told her that programming has always been my strength, and therefore, I want to pursue it as my career.
Interviewer: Okay. So write a program to reverse a string.
Me: I wrote the program.
She then gave other coding questions:
- Write Fibonacci series.
- Write a program to find string length.
I was able to write code for each of the question. She was pleased with my answers. She then asked some questions on pointers, data structures, sorting, etc. I was able to answer most of the questions, but not all. Nonetheless, I was selected for the HR round.
Round 4-HR Interview
HR round was simple. The interviewer asked me questions related to my personal life, goals and dreams, strengths and weaknesses, and hobbies. When I said playing cricket is my hobby, the interviewer asked me various questions related to it:
- Do you know which cricket tournament is going on currently?
- Who is your favorite player and why?
- What is the highest score made by your favorite player?
- What is India’s current ICC test ranking?
I did not know the answers to all the questions, but I managed to answer some questions correctly. After that, the interviewer discussed the salary details, joining location, training, and timings. I agreed to all the conditions. The interviewer asked me if I had any questions. I asked him one or two questions and then I asked to drop from the call.
Two weeks letter I received a mail informing that I have been selected for the job of a software engineer. Immediately I called my cousin and thanked him for his referral.