CIL Interview Preparation for HR Professionals

CIL HR Interview

CIL HR Interview preparation. Coal India Limited successfully conducted the written exam on March 26th, 2017 for the recruitment of Management Trainees in 18 disciplines. From a job perspective, Coal India is an extremely important PSU to work for among the long list of Public Sector Units. Best part is that it conducts its own exam besides GATE for recruitment of some of the most competitive minds in the country. Also, the CIL MT Exam isn’t just for techies but for individuals from various academic streams. This is why aspirants in large numbers appear for it whenever CIL advertises its recruitment notification. The CIL HR Interview preparation strategy should be good because the competition will be very high.

CIL Interview HR Preparation 2017 – Highlights

Organizing BodyCoal India Limited
SpecializationHuman Resources
Expected Duration25 to 35 minutes
Technical Knowledge ExpectationBeginner
HR Knowledge ExpectationHigh

CIL HR Interview: Important Points to Consider

 HONESTYThe first quality that will be expected out of you during the CIL HR interview is that of truthfulness. An individual can never be a successful HR professional if he/she is not honest. The whole recruitment process for CIL as a company will derail if the hired HR personnel themselves are not fit for the job.
 CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF CILThe fact that you will be in charge of bringing new talent in the company poses an important condition on you – 100% understanding of Coal India Limited’s objectives, mission and your responsibilities. You will have to be clear on these aspects if you want to be successful as a HR. Convey this clarity to your interviewers.
INTERCEPTING TRAITSThe HR department is responsible for hiring able recruits for Coal India Limited. Hence the characteristic of understanding certain traits in individuals is extremely important. You will have to assert this fact during your interview that you possess a good understanding of human psyche and that who ever you recruit will  have the essentials required to be an asset to CIL.
FOLLOW UPOne of the most imporatant qualities if a HR professional should be the ability to follow up – both tasks and people. Dispaly this skill during the CIL HR interview. Prove to the respected interview panel that you have the quality of following up.
RESPECT YOUR DEPARTMENTAs sad as it is, many a times HR professionals do not respect their own departments. Kindly avoid this during the interview and even afterwards. You are supposed to respect the HR department because that is your career choice.

CIL HR Interview: Recommended Questions

The following list of questions have been compiled keeping in mind the experiences of HR candidates over the years not just in CIL HR Interview but other PSUs as well. Go through them and check whether you’re able to answer. If not, start preparing them immediately.

 Q1. What should be the top 3 qualities in a HR professional ?
 Q2. What will be your biggest weakness as a HR personnel ?
 Q3. Why did you choose Human Resources as a career? Why not anything else?
 Q4. Do you understand the term ‘Fringe Benefits’
 Q5. What will be your greatest motivating factor at Coal India Limited ?
 Q6. Did you work previously ? If yes, why do you intend to join Coal India Limited ?
 Q7. Is there anything about Coal India as a PSU that you don’t like ?
 Q8. Have you ever been criticized for any habit of yours professionally?
 Q9. If it comes to firing somebody , will you be able to execute it ?
 Q10. If given a choice, list 2 private organisations that you would prefer to work ?
 Q11. Do you possess the skill of being a good team worker ?
 Q12. Are you a better team worker or a better team manager ?
 Q13.  Why do you feel a lot of people don’t respect HR personnel even though they deserve to be respected ?
 Q14. Are you a good judge of character ?
 Q15. What is your vision for Coal India Limited ?

What Documents Should You Possess for CIL HR Interview ?

Once the result for the written MT examination is out, you will be issued call letters for the CIL HR Interview. You will be expected to definitely possess the subsequent list of documents.
Biodata Form MT 2017The Biodata form will be issued by Coal India Limited officials and will be made available on the website. You can view below the Biodata Form for the year 2014 just for curiosity.

Format of SC/ST CertificateThis will be filled in by candidates who belong from the Schedule Caste or Schedule Tribe categories and have applied for CIL MT recruitment 2017 under the same.You can view the SC/ST form below .

Format for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) CertificateThis will be filled in by candidates who belong from the OBC Non- Creamy Layer category and have applied for CIL MT recruitment 2017 under the same.You can view the OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) form below .

Format for PH CertificateThis will be filled in by candidates who belong from the differently abled category and have applied for CIL MT recruitment 2017 under the same.You can view the PH form below .


How to Approach the CIL HR Interview Panel ?

  • Be courteous and graceful in your conduct while greeting CIL HR Interview panel.
  • Be extremely polite and soft spoken.
  • Cockiness and arrogance should be a total no-no.
  • Be decent enough and thank them when you’re appreciated for your achievements
  • Be apologetic if you spell out a wrong answer
  • Be truthful at all times. Being yourself is all that an interview is all about.

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  • Rohan Agarwal

    Guys, any idea of result date?

  • Shashank Chaturvedi

    Hi ma’am I’m getting 138 marks in HR officer(UR category). Is there any chance?

  • singaram radhika

    Hi mam,
    My specialisation is marketing… About all specialisation information is available… But about Marketing specialisation there is no information available… Marketing plays a very important role in a company…

    • Do you want me to write a post ? I’ll publish it by evening

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  • Namit Khaparde

    @Akriti Ma’am..Thank you so much for all ur precious help

    • Most welcome Namit.

      • Indu Mathi

        Hi sir, i am indu , i have scored 89 marks in HR at CIL Exam MT 2017 at Unreserved Category. There s any chance to call for interview.

        • Saurabh Meena

          i am sorry indu but there is no chance at that score. all the best for future

        • Will be tough Indu.

  • Saurabh Meena

    Thanku for the article mam this article will be a help for people of HR stream. Mam if possible please also include the expected technical questions from HRM/IR theory which are likely to be asked in the interview. Thanks for this informative article mam

    • Hey you read it 🙂

      • Saurabh Meena

        yeah mam i read it and i appreciate your effort that you are doing for aspirants like me. In hard times you motivated me and getting into CIL means a lot to me..If i ever got into CIL i would definitely like to meet you and convey my thanks to you. Huge respect to you mam

        • I really wish you get through and be a Class 1 Officer at CIL 🙂

          Feel free to drop by my blog any time if you feel like –

          • Saurabh Meena

            thank you mam with your guidance and the blessing of my parents i am sure i can cross this last hurdle. thanks for motivation mam

          • Yes you can.

      • Rohan Agarwal

        Akriti ma’am, you are doing a lot for the aspirants. I salute your selfless efforts for the larger good of many students who are the future of India. God bless you always!
        The world is beautiful only because of a few good souls like you.

        • Hey thanks Rohan. I really appreciate your kind words.

          God bless you too in all your endevours 🙂
          If you feel like, you can view my personal blog as well –

          • Rohan Agarwal

            Thank you ma’am.. m hopeful for CIL..secured a decent score of 162 in HR..

          • I wish you my best 🙂

      • bhaveesh sandeep

        maam i’m unable to find the link for the article . can you please show me where it would be available ? also i got 142 obc. is there any possibility that i get the call for interview ?