MindTree Placement Experience & Process for Freshers - 2016

MindTree is an IT company headquartered in USA and Bangalore in India. They conducted an on-campus placement process for the position of Technical Specialist.

Around 250 students were present to appear the placement test.

This is how the selection process was carried out:

MindTree conducted its selection process in four phases:

1. Aptitude Test
2. Programming Test
3. Technical Interview
4. HR Interview

1. Aptitude Test

The aptitude test included quantitative aptitude, reasoning and english.

Quantitative Aptitude consisted questions from chapters, like time & work, permutation & combination, simplification, probability, averages, percentage and profit & loss.

Some of the questions were like:
  • A and B go cycling in the same direction at a speed of 5 km/hr and 10 km/hr. A car from behind passes them in 12 and 15 seconds, respectively. Find out the speed of the car?
  • How many words can be formed by using all letters of SUCCESS?
  • What will be the approximate value of 125.25+215.85/2, 326.83/5 etc.
  • Two dice are tossed simultaneously. Find the probability that the total is a prime number.
Reasoning consisted of questions only from series and blood relations.

Questions in English were – long passage, spot the error, fill in the blanks and synonyms.

Overall aptitude test was easy. Approximately 200 students got selected.

2. Programming Test

As the company was recruiting for IT candidates. So, they gave a test based on programs.

The problems given were from C, Java, PHP and C++ including two programmes.

Some of the sample questions are:
  • What is const qualifier? Explain with an example.
  • What is an array?
  • Explain overriding with example.
  • Two programs given are:
i. A pattern

ii. Consider the statement a=13, c=a<<3 (a and c are integers). What will be result assigned to the integer c?

190 students cleared the programming test and appeared for first interview round i.e. technical interview.

Both the test (aptitude test and coding test) were given by AMCAT.

3. Technical Interview

Students who cleared the coding test confidently faced the technical interview round.

This also went easy for the candidates.

Some questions asked by interviewer are:
  • What is a constructor?
  • What is the keyword used to transfer control from a function back to the calling function?
  • Why a dead thread occurs?
  • What is JSP?
  • What is PEAR in PHP?
  • Explain array.
  • What is friend function?
After completing this round, names of 90 students were announced for the HR interview.

4. HR Interview

This round was similar to technical round. Most of the questions asked consisted of technical section:
  • Introduction of yourself
  • If you face any problem with your own performance, what would you do?
  • Would you like to work in a team or on your own?
  • What is your greatest achievement?
  • How do you feel about doing repetitive work?
As we were students from IT stream, we had prepared our project on technical topics.

Some questions were asked related to our projects:
  • Explain weaknesses of the waterfall model.
  • What is spiral model?
  • Explain the process of reverse engineering.
  • What are the different applications of stacks?
  • The function that calls itself for its processing is known as _______.
  • Thread class constructor allocates a new thread object. True or false?
Finally, 65 candidates were selected for the technical specialist by MindTree.

Some important tips that will help you to face interview:
  • Practice your aptitude section well.
  • Make clear the basic concepts of arrays, strings, loops and files.
  • Complete your project and prepare some important questions from it.
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