Your guide to campus recruitments



Interview Section
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After clearing the written test, companies usually interview the candidates to gauge his/her capabilities and personality. Basically there are two kinds of interviews, the techincal one, where stress is laid on checking your fundamentals in your core subjects and the HR one , where your communication skills and personality is put to the test.

Check out the following sections for more details

Technical Section

Human Resources (HR) Section

General Tips for the Interview

Group Discussion (GD)

Technical Section

As we are from computers and electronics branches, so for the moment we have information regarding core subjects of these fields only. As most of the companies coming to the campuses are from the IT industry hence you may expect them to probe your computer skills regardless of your stream. Knowledge of C is always an added advantage. 

For Computer Students

For a computer student knowledge of C is essential. Other important topics include 

Data Structures 
Operating Systems 
Some students have also been grilled on Object Oriented Programming, C++ ,Microprocessor Architecture, Networking, Database Management, Automata, Compiler Design and Computer Graphics depending upon subjects covered till the most recent semester.

Some Commonly Asked Questions 

Usage of pointers and their fundamentals in C? 
What is the difference between structures and unions in C? 
Basic concepts about data structures like trees, linked lists, circular lists, queues, arrays 
Sorting Methodology ( you may be asked to make an algorithm/program to implement a sort method). 
What is an finite algorithm? 
Basic concepts of Operating Systems such as multitasking, multithreading, real time systems, CPU scheduling algorithms, deadlocks, memory management etc. 
Difference between one pass and multipass compilers, compilers and interpreters, parsing etc. 



HR Section

In your HR interview ie human resources interview the main effort on the part of the interviewer will be to bring forth your true personality.They may ask you some routine questions , few of which have been mentioned below, but be expecting questions of varied type regarding sexuality ,music , authors etc. ; anything to get to know what you really are.

Some Commonly Asked Questions 

Describe yourself 
Why are you better than the next person 
Your strengths and weakness and what you are doing to rectify your weaknesses 
Information regarding what kind of work your parents do 
The magazines and newspapers you read , their cost and at times their editors ; and that days headlines 
You prefer a team sport to an individual sport 
Why you want to join this particular company and not some other one. 
What are your career objectives ( long term and short term ) 
Why you plan to switch over to software field ( for those who are from streams besides computers) 
At the end of the interview they ask whether you have any questions to ask them. It is better to stick to one or two questions regarding the company and not dwelve into how you performed or the pay package or any personal questions to the interviewer.

General Tips for the Interview

The Essentials

a) Fundamental principles pertaining to his academics ( most important )
b) Essentials of past life and clear cut career objectives
c) General awareness of world around him
d) In depth knowledge of your extra curricular activities 

Apart from these in general keep the following in mind 

Always remember its a sort of formal occassion and never get too informal , like accepting interviewers offer for a smoke or drink 
Smart and clean turnout. Neat clothes and polished shoes with tidy hair. 
Be cool and don't get nervous.Try to be pleasant , alert and mantain eye contact. If u cant hold your own in technical questions try to remain composed ;your confidence may do the trick. 
Try to maintain a good rapport with the interviewer and get him to ask questions regarding the subjects you are strong in. 
Maintain eye contact from the begining and dont act in a manner so that the interviewer is distracted which for example can be caused by flashy dresses ,exaggerated arm movements or you shifting in your chair. 
Give them the impression that you are going to stay with the company for atleast 3 to 5 years. Never mention anything concerning GRE or CAT . 
Never try to bluff your way through an interview. The interviewers would be able catch on to it fast. 


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For Computer Students

C

Let Us C 

(Y. Kanetkar) 
Kernighan & Ritchie 
Gottfried (Schaum Series) 
Exploring C
(Y. Kanetkar) 

C++

Waite Groups' Turbo C++ 



Data Structures

(Tannenbaum) 
Horowitz & Sahni 
Sorenson & Tremelay 

Operating Systems

Galvin & Silberschatz 

DBMS

Silberschatz 
Ullman 
Date 

Microprocessors

Gaonkar 
Barry B Brey 
Douglas V Hall 
Mathur 

Automata & Compiler Design

Aho & Ullman 
Hopcroft & Ullman 

Computer Organisation & Hardware

Hayes 
Hamascher 
Peter Norton's computer guides 
For Electronics Students

Communication
Kennedy 
Simon Haykins 

Electronic Devices & Circuits

Boylestead 
Millman & Halkias 
Mitchell et al. 

Digital Circuits & Logic Designs

Malvino & Leach 
Floyd 
Taub & Schilling 

Computer Networks

Tanenbaum 

Antennas & Propogation

K D Prasad 

Control Systems

Ogata 
Kuo 


Aptitude Section

Aptitude Series by 
R S Aggarwal 
Barron's GRE and GMAT preparation books 
Shakuntla Devi's Puzzle books 
MBA entrance prep material 
Norman Lewis for Word Power 
George W Summers Brain Teasers