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Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao      Post Date: 28 May 2023        
Campus placements are becoming very famous these days. Students consider this point as an important point for selecting a college for their higher studies.

My elder son studied B. Tech in a Private college in Hyderabad. He attended a campus placement interview for the first time for a Job at IBM. There was a placement cell in their college and they asked the students to register their names who are interested in getting a job through campus placements. My son got his name registered. That is the first step. Then the cell asked my son to submit his resume. He made it and took my help in making the same. He had given importance to the skills he obtained while doing his B Tech and mentioned various achievements of him during high school, junior college and then in Engineering. More emphasis has been given to making the biodata look impressive.

When he was in the 2nd semester of 4th year, he got a call from the placement cell saying that he was shortlisted for the campus interview for some posts in IBM. Generally, my son and his four friends were studying together. All of them got the call. But the process was not told. These people started working on their GK and aptitude tests. They started working on the fundamentals of their subject. They used to discuss it together. My son used to talk to my sister's son who got selected for Satyam Computers ( Present Tech Mahindra) through campus interviews. He was getting some tips from him. I used to guide him to some extent. But they used to spend more time seeing old papers and mock tests etc. Luckily one of my friend's sons was selected for the same company the previous year and I made my son talk to him.

The day of the interview arrived. My son was told that the following are the rounds scheduled for the first day.

1. Written test. This is nothing to do with the subject. More in aptitude, Current affairs, mathematical ability etc.

2. Group Discussion. People who got selected for the written test were asked to participate in this GD. There were 10 members in his group.

3. Technical round one. This is more on the technical skills that are mentioned in his CV. There were three persons in the panel. One is a simple observer who observes the body language and the style of answering. Another person from the project mainly asks questions. One from HR Department.

By the time these three rounds were completed, it is 7 PM and the team announced the names of students who should attend the next stages of the selection process the next day. My son was one of the selected candidates.

The next day he was having two rounds.

1. Technical round two: More related to the skills mentioned by the candidate in his/ her CV and fundamentals of the subject only. My son answered the majority of the questions. But for one or two questions, for which he was having no idea, replied that he was having no idea.

2. HR round: This is the last round of the selection. The HR manager interviewed the candidate to know about his future plans and aspirations. This round is to understand the nature of the candidates. Mainly they will have 5 or 6 questions made and the same questions will be asked.

Finally, the process is completed and asked only 5 students to wait and my son is the first in that five. They gave him the offer letter.

With the above introduction, I think the student will understand the various steps involved in the selection process.

From the above process the important points a student should understand the important points for getting ready for the process of campus selections.

1. Be careful in making your CV. Highlight the additional skills you have obtained that are useful for the job the company is going to offer them. Never copy the points from some other student's biodata. Be sure that you understand correctly what you have written in the CV.

2. Prepare well for the process. It is always better to get ready in a group of 4 or 5 members preferably known and from the same field.

3. Answer old papers and mock tests.

4. Talk to your seniors who attended the campus placement process and get ready for the process. This talk may be helpful to you in getting some important tips that may be useful to you in the process.

5. Know the company for which you are attending the selection process.

6. Be strong in fundamentals. Be confident while you are answering the questions. Don't use I guess, I think etc,

7. Attend some mock interviews. This will help you in getting adjusted to answering. Be assertive and positive. Be frank and if you don't know, say I don't know. But never go for guess works.

8. What you know is important. But more important is how you present yourself. Communication skills play an important role. Use simple words and convey the matter directly. Never beat around the bush. Your body language is very important
9. Be interactive in Group discussions. Don't interfere when somebody is talking. But what you want to convey you should convey by raising your hand. Try to take the lead and see that your voice is heard in the discussion.

10. It is good to consult your faculty, seniors and friends to get some tips from them.

By following the above guidelines any candidate can improve his/her chances of getting selected in the campus placement selections.

My sister's son. My elder son. My brother's son and daughter, My younger son and my other brother's son were selected in placement selections and now working in various IT companies. With my interaction with them and as a guide for all of them. I feel a positive approach and confident way of attending the interview will enhance your chances. Be ready to answer questions related to the skills you have mentioned in your Bio Data.
Author: Dev Arora      Post Date: 29 May 2023        
Campus placements are one of the most awaited events for all college students and it plays an important role in shaping their professional life. The main reason is when you are going to campus the companies are aware of the fact that you are a fresher candidate and may have internship experience. But during off campus the companies generally prefer experienced candidates. FPointsto be considered while preparing for the campus placements are:

  • Candidates are informed generally about the companies coming font the campus hiring and hence, first of all, decide about your dream companies. Then you can check their hiring process, and talk to any college alumni of yours who are selected by that company about how they take interviews and various other things.

  • Now once you have shortlisted your dream company it's time to let the company shortlist you for the interview. For these, you are required to work on your CV because it is the first representative of the candidate. Do your SWOt analysis and try to highlight your strength, academics as well as your co-curricular portfolio. If you have some internship experience or volunteered for some event then mention that. Apart from your educational credentials companies are more concerned about your skills so if you have done some certification course then highlight it. Try to put a decent picture of yours in the CV and focus on the formatting and colour. These things represent your sincerity.

  • Companies conducts multiple rounds of interview. This is because they want to hire the best candidate. Every round has its procedure and hence you need to work on each of them. Here are some of the prominent rounds which are conducted:

    • Screening written test:This is a short, crisp aptitude-based test that covers technical as well as reasoning-based questions. Also, some companies give some random topics and ask for small writeups. So, you have to be prepared for the theoretical part as well as keep updated on your current world knowledge.

    • Group Discussion:Under this round group of candidates is formed and they are given a random topic that is to be discussed. This round is to identify your leadership, intellect and communication skills. The important point is to take the lead in this round. Generally, those who excel in these rounds by starting first with the conversation get noticed by the interviewer and their chances of selection increase. So for these keep yourself updated with the taste of your core area for example if you are a tech guy then should pay more attention to tech-based content, read the newspaper daily and be updated with new research in your field.

    • HR RoundThis round is conducted by the HR manager and focuses more on some general questions, like tell us about yourself, your strengths and weakness, why you want to join the company, etc. Prepare a 3 minutes answer for some of these general questions because you know a lot about yourself, but in explaining to somebody you should be clear and crisp.

    • Technical round:This round is based on the knowledge you acquired during the course and also tests your approach to applying things practically. Interviews nowadays focus more on case-based problems. So, prepare yourself with such case-based scenarios in advance.

  • There are a lot of things to which a candidate should pay attention. Try your best to be in formal attire and a decent hairstyle. Your interview starts with your looks. Focus on your body postures and you can rehearse in from of the mirror. Avoid nail biting, sitting with crossed legs, etc. Try to be in the language in which you are more confident, however, prefer to speak in English and it becomes essential if you are giving an interview in the MNCs. These all things show your attitude as to how quickly you can adapt to their culture.

Author: Hakimuddin Kuwakhedawala      Post Date: 29 May 2023        


Campus placements are an exciting opportunity for students to kick-start their careers. Whether you're a final-year student or preparing in advance, it's crucial to be well-prepared for the placement process. This article provides a simple guide to help you prepare for campus placements and increase your chances of securing your dream job.

Research the Companies

Start by researching the companies participating in the campus placements. Understand their industry, products or services, and company culture. This knowledge will help you align your interests with the right organizations and make informed decisions during the selection process.

Develop a Strong Resume

Crafting a compelling resume is essential. Highlight your skills, academic achievements, internships, and relevant projects. Tailor your resume to match the requirements of different companies. Proofread it carefully to avoid any errors or inconsistencies.

Enhance Your Technical Knowledge

Prepare thoroughly for technical interviews. Brush up on core concepts related to your field of study. Practice solving technical problems and engage in coding exercises regularly. Utilize online resources, tutorials, and reference books to strengthen your knowledge.

Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is crucial during interviews. Practice your verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Engage in group discussions, participate in debates, and work on your public speaking abilities. Consider joining a Toastmasters club or taking online courses to enhance your communication skills.

Sharpen Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Abilities

Many companies test candidates' problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Engage in puzzles, brain teasers, and logical reasoning exercises. Develop a structured approach to problem-solving, practice time management, and learn to think analytically. This will help you tackle complex problems during interviews.

Take Mock Tests and Solve Sample Papers

Solving mock tests and sample papers simulates the actual placement scenario. It familiarizes you with the test format and helps improve your time management skills. Analyze your performance, identify areas of improvement, and work on them consistently.

Build a Professional Network

Networking is important for career growth. Attend seminars, industry events, and workshops to meet professionals from your field. Utilize social media platforms like LinkedIn to connect with industry experts and alumni. A strong network can provide valuable insights, mentorship, and potential job opportunities.

Practice Group Discussions and Interviews

Group discussions and personal interviews are common during campus placements. Engage in group discussions with your peers on various topics. This will help you improve your communication skills, build confidence, and learn to articulate your thoughts effectively. Practice mock interviews to familiarize yourself with different interview formats and types of questions.

Stay Updated with Current Affairs

General awareness plays a significant role in interviews. Stay updated with current affairs, recent developments in your field, and industry trends. Read newspapers, follow reputable news websites, and subscribe to industry-specific newsletters to stay informed.

Maintain a Positive Attitude

Last but not least, maintain a positive attitude throughout the placement process. Believe in your abilities, stay confident, and don't let failures discourage you. Learn from each experience, seek feedback, and keep refining your skills. Remember that perseverance and a positive mindset can make a significant difference.


Preparing for campus placements requires dedication, consistent effort, and a well-rounded approach. By following these steps, you can enhance your chances of securing a job offer during the placement process. Remember, each experience is an opportunity to grow, and with the right preparation, you can embark on a successful career journey. Good luck!
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