Placement Papers: NTPC Selection Procedure and Paper Pattern Campus

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Company Name: NTPC

Type: Fresher, Job Interview

Nov, 2008 NTPC came to NIT Srinagar for placements. Branches

Eligible: ECE, EE, MECH CTC

Offered: Rs. 6.75 lakh p. a (Due for Revision).

Placement Procedure: ONLY Interview. A six member panel comprising two HR's, three technical persons and the Chairman of the team conducted interviews of each candidate for about 10 − 12 minutes. As told by H. R's, NIT Srinagar is the only NIT where only interviews are held (this system is of course followed in all IIT's). In other NIT's they take a written test, followed by GD and then the Interview.

I'm from Electrical Engineering.

I was the second person to be interviewed. Some of the questions posed to me were:

Where do you live?

How far is your home from the institute?

Are you a day-scholar or a hosteller?

What is your greatest strength?

How can you justify it?

What is your weakness?

What are the equipments that you would use inbetween when u have to connect a transformer to busbars?

What is the function of an isolator?

Why only 3 phase?

Why not 4 phase & 5 phase?

What are the different types of Circuit Breakers?

Which is the latest one?

Is the voltage distribution on a string insulator same throughout?

If not, then how to equalise it?

How would u decide between whether to use a 2 winding transformer or an autotransformer?

How can u define the efficiency of a transformer?

Why are the generating voltages limited to 33 kV?

If now-a-days we have High voltage insulation systems say XLPE which take up very little space, then why don't we go for higher generating voltages?

What is the symbol of a turbine?

Why is the symbol of that very shape?

I answered maximum questions but got stuck at a couple of them. In the evening, the anxious moments came and the result was declared. Out of the 37 students who appeared for the interview, 13 were selected. 5 out of 12 from EE, 3 out of 9 from ECE and 5 out of 16 from Mech. Thanks to the almighty, i was one of the 13 selected students.

Exam/Interview Date: 18-Nov-2008

No of Rounds: Client/Manager Interview