The Selection Procedure involves the following two stages.
- Aptitude Test
STAGE I: APTITUDE TEST
Aptitude Test is an integral component in the entire scheme of the selection process. This stage is very important and if one does not clear this stage, then one cannot move to the next stage in the selection process, which is usually the Interviews. There are three sections for the Aptitude Test as outlined below.
Section 1: Mathematical Critical thinking (10 questions – 35 minutes)
This section consists of questions from different topics like Permutation & Combination, Probability, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Equations, Ratio, Proportion, Variation, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Partnership etc.
Section 2: Analytical thinking (15 questions – 25 minutes)
This section consists of questions from topics like Syllogisms, Puzzles (Seating Arrangement, Distribution etc), Non Verbal Reasoning, Blood Relationship, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency etc.
Section 3: Test of English Communication (40 qs – 35 minutes)
This section consists of questions from topics like Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Fill in the blanks, Para jumbles, Grammar (Sentence Correction, Sentence Improvement, Spotting the error etc)
STAGE II: INTERVIEW
The interviews are conducted to test a candidate's knowledge of self, his career plans, hobbies, interests, achievements, knowledge about his specialization etc. Questions can be drawn from any area. It is expected that a candidate has a clear career goal or objective when he/she faces an interview panel. If one is from the department of Mechanical Engineering, then it is expected that one has a good command over the subjects one has learnt in one's engineering. At the same time, candidates need to show interest in the field of IT and come up with a convincing answer as to why they are shifting their field from "Mechanical Engineering" to "IT". Overall, one's confidence and one's knowledge are the key attributes which would be checked here.