Campus Placement Process:
Campus Placement season is about to begin and most of the Aspirants have started their preparation to crack their way into the toppers of the recruitment process. In our opinion, the placement process this season will be a bit tougher than the previous year placement processes due to the current economic situations. This is your chance to grab the best job you were aiming for and start your, Aspirants who have started preparing will have a plus point of a Headstart. Anyways as we have previously stated that there is never the right time so leave every procrastinating habits and start your preparation with a bang now.
A lot of students have these few questions in mind regarding campus placement i.e How to prepare for Campus Placement?, Where should I start?, What will they ask in the interview? etc. In this post, we will try to cover every important question that can bother you.
What is Campus Placement?
Campus placement is the process which is conducted in educational institutions or other places for candidates pursuing or is in a stage of completing the course to offer jobs.
Many companies visit different colleges to select candidates depending on the academics, work, capability, focus, Analytical thinking, etc.
Different Rounds in Campus Placement Process:
Campus placements are the best way for companies to hire fresh talent. In the recent study in 2016, we have found that More than 800 organizations recruit more than 1,50,000 graduates every year from almost 3500 colleges in India.
Let’s take a look at the procedure of the Campus Placement Process:
- Pre-Placement talk
- Aptitude/ Technical Test
- Group Discussions
- Personal Interview
- Results Declaration
Preplacement talk is basically the presentation of the company and is conducted by officials visiting the campus for recruitment. The presentation generally describes the profile of the company, future opportunities, positive points about the company, stats, growth, different areas in which company works, their accomplishments, the number of employees, frameworks and more about the company.
They share enough details of the company which is required for candidates before the campus placement process. some of the details they share which a student should know before the placement process are:
- Package: Generally most of the companies reveal the package they will offer for the position in pre-placement talks. All companies have different packages and perks, also they can vary company to company.
- Job Profile: The job profile is also shared with the students. HR Executives of companies also share the profile and package details with the placement cell of college.
- Location: The job posting location will also be revealed in pre-placement talks.
- Doubts and Queries: You can ask any query you have regarding the company or placement procedure.
Aptitude/ Technical Test:
Aptitude test is the first round in the placement process. In this round the company assesses the candidate for the capability of problem-solving, this round will be an online objective aptitude test consisting of problems in quantitative ability, logical reasoning, and verbal ability. The key to clear aptitude test like a pro is continuous practice, you can find many previous year question papers of different companies and start your preparation from there.
For your convenience, we have compiled some papers to help you start preparing. you can download them here.
Aptitude/ Technical Round Syllabus:
|Numbers||Mixtures and Alligation||Trigonometry & Height and Distances|
|LCM and HCF||Algebra||Progressions|
|Work and Wages||Age||Permutation and Combination|
|Pipes and Cisterns||Profit and Loss||Probability|
|Time Speed Distance||Simple Interest||Clocks|
|Trains, Boats, and Streams||Compound Interest||Calendars|
|Ratio Proportion and Partnership||Mensuration 3D||Simplification and Approximation|
|Missing Numbers, Odd One Out||Puzzles|
|Assumptions and Conclusions, Courses of Action|
|Passage/Sentence Rearrangement||Fill in the Blanks|
|Error Detection and Correction||Comprehension Passages|
|Data Structures||Operating Systems|
Group Discussions are held to assess a candidate on few basic qualities like communication skills, knowledge about current affairs/ Technical knowledge and ability to generate ideas.
- Interpersonal Skills
- persuasive skills
- capability to handle the pressure
- Ability to think
- conceptualizing skills
- In-Depth Knowledge
Personal Interview is one to one interaction between the officials of the company and the candidate.
Technical Interview will be conducted by the technical experts of the company while in HR interview the behaviour and conduct of the candidate is assessed.
The typical questions asked in this interview are:
- Tell me something about yourself.
- Why do you want to join this company?
- Are you willing to work in any office of the company across the country? (Answer should always be yes if you want the job).
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Why should we select you?
Build Your Skills Showcase Portfolio:
When there are thousands of other students preparing for the same job that you are preparing for, your chances of getting selected are going to go down. How do you stand out from the competition? Well, the answer is simple –
“Do something others aren’t doing”
That is, have something that others don’t have. If you are looking for an IT job; why not work on a few pet software development projects on your own and list them on your resume? For example, you could develop a very simple project or projects – like a backup manager, an android or iOS app or a Perl script that does something cool – and add it to your resume? When you appear for the interview, do not forget to bring the interviewer’s attention to your projects. I’m sure they’ll be more impressed to see that you’ve gone beyond academics and done something on your own.
If you are from the non-IT background, add something to your resume that shows that you are doing something more. It could be a research or observation about something that you’ve studied, some practical study or research or a mechanical design, a computer model, a robot, a drone something like that.