Pranav Agarwal

Name: Pranav Agarwal
Course: BE in Electronics and Communication
College: DCE
Year: 2010
Company: Deloitte
Package offered: 5.22LPA
Preparations: There were many of my friends of my friends who had been preparing for ages for the placements. I prepared for about 2 months.
Books Reffered: That too I mainly focused on my programming languages like C and C++ and course subjects like Digital programming. For these I referred Yashwant Kanetkar.
Websites Reffered: For any other help, I simply Googled it!
GD, PI Preparations: I also tried to practice upon case studies by discussing in groups; this also enhanced my GD skills.
Eligibility criteria and students appeared: Deloitte had kept cut off as 65% and I was one of the lucky 250 students to have been eligible to appear in the Deloitte placement session.
The Written round: The paper had almost no technical questions. They had more of verbal and aptitude questions.  I do not remember all of them but a few. There was one logic based set, one RC (reading comprehension). Also there were easy math questions based on algebra, geometry, time speed n distance.
The Group Discussion Round: I thankfully qualified for the next round that was the group discussion. There were 8 students to each discussion. We were asked to discuss on case study regarding entry of a company in a new market. For this, we were given about 30 minutes. We were told be confident and terse by the interviewer. And as you might have guessed, I cleared this too.
The Interview: The interview round next had HR questions mainly. “Tell me about yourself?”, “Your internship?”, “Strength?”, “Weakness?”, “Why do you want to join that company?” and like that. Although I was asked about the internship, but I don’t think that played any major role in my placement.
Role of Internships and extracurricular activities: I would like to point out one more thing: Extracurricular activities. They are important. If you have certain leadership qualities or exceptional sports talent then always point them out. They do prove to be a plus point. For example, of my fellow mate was head of some plays during college fests , so in the interview he was asked about dramatics.

Be confident, that’s it.

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