Name: Ria Soni
College: IIT, Chennai
Branch: Electrical Engineering
Type of interview: ON-campus Interview
I attended the ZOHO pool campus drive conducted in our college last year. Our Training and Placement Officer (TPO) shared a mail with a registration link and asked all the final year students to apply on it.
There were no percentage/branch criteria. Everyone was eligible to attend the drive. The only requirement was that there should be a maximum of 1-year gap in between 12th and joining of college.
Number of Rounds
There were four rounds in total,
- Written Round
- Coding Round
- Technical Interview Round
- HR round
The written round was divided into two parts. In the first part, there were questions related to Quantitative Analysis, and Logical and Data Interpretation.
Students who cleared the written round were only eligible for the coding round. This round was a cake walk for the CS/IT students, but for students with non-CS/IT branches, it was difficult. There were total 5 questions in this round. We had to write the complete code for the questions. Questions in my sheet were,
- Reverse the words in a given string.
- Find the longest Palindrome in a given string.
- Find the height of a binomial tree.
- Write the Pigeonhole Algorithm.
- Write the code for Fibonacci Series.
Face to Face Interview Round
There were two face to face rounds,
Since the number of students were more, the round was taken in a group of three. In my case, we three were of the same branch. After the formal introduction, the interviewer asked us a few general questions such as what was your favorite subject during engineering, how are the preparations going for the final papers, etc. Later he asked us some technical questions such as,
- What is latching current?
- Explain Knee point Voltage
- Explain the reverse power relay.
- State the methods to start an induction motor.
- Explain stepper motor.
After this, we all three gave a presentation on our final year projects. The interview lasted for about 30 minutes, and we left. The results for the technical round were announced at the end of the day, and I was not shortlisted for the HR interview. Certainly, that was not my day. I again applied at ZOHO when it conducted an off- campus drive in Bangalore. Finally, I got selected in my dream company as the Senior System Engineer.
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