|Course:||BE in Civil Engineering|
|Package offered:||4.5 LPA|
|Preparations:||I prepared a day or two.|
|Books Reffered:||I feel for core reference, Course books are sufficient. No need to get into details. Just get your basics right. I specifically studied Determinate Structural Analysis, Design, Structures.
For Aptitude : Time study material and online sites are enough. You just need some practice.
|GD, PI Preparations:||I did not really prepare for them, but the importance of GD is highly underestimated. Sitting with a group of friends is more than sufficient as some experience of a GD is a must.
For a tech interview, your subject basics in place will sail you through. For HR, I did not prepare as such but my past interviews taught me what not to do( be well prepared for questions like “Tell us about yourself”, “Why us”.)
|Eligibility criteria and students appeared:||The eligibility criterion set was 60% and about 60 to 70 students were present for the written round.|
|The Written round:||The paper had Technical as well as aptitude related questions.
Technical: It was a mix of theory related and numerical type questions (40 questions in 1 hr)
Important subjects are: Soil Mechanics/DSA/Structures/Design/IS Code-456
Aptitude: Questions were easy. They were all doable just with a difference that there was paucity of time for people who were out of practice (20 questions in 30 minutes)
|The Group Discussion:||Topics given were (to different groups)
: Should India bid for the 2020 Olympics?
: Is the population of India a boon or a bane?
: Are strict laws, on environmental projects being enforced today, hampering Indias growth?
We were given 1-2 minutes to prepare for it!
|The Interview:||The interview questions were both Technical and HR. Some of the questions asked were:
1) Beam/Slab related
2) Influence Line Diagrams and applications
Tech interview was quite a short one for most of us.
|Role of Internships and extracurricular activities:||As a matter of fact, core companies don’t really emphasize on your co-curricular. However if one has them, its always an added advantage.|