I am back with my experience at Neyveli Lignite Coopration @ Chennai.
March 2014, I got a email from CMA Training and Placement Committee that you have got shortlisted for the Nevyeli Lignite Cooperation Campus at Chennai on 5th
Since I am from Ahemdabad, Western Council of ICAI, I was intitally on getting this email.I immediately reply back to them and told them that I have being shortlised by neyveli and I am called for campus at Chennai on 5th
April, though I belong to Western region.
Within 10 minute I got reply that I am eligible for the Neyveli coopration interview (they have called the students all over the india) and after that you can attend the Campus Placement programme at Mumbai.
Now, on 31st
April Night, I booked my ticket for Ahemdabad to Chennai on 3rd
April and it was in wiating list number 9.
I get my ticket confirmed on 2nd
April at 10 PM and on next morning I went for the Chennai at 6 AM early in the morning.
This was my first interview and even that without any preparation because I got the email on 31st
march and I went for Chennai on 3rd
April. Of course in the mean while I read the Accounting Standards and Cost Accounting Standards for my interview.
Now, I reach at Chennai on 4th
April and on next day early in the morning I went to the Hotel Vestin Park,Chennai for my interview.
At Sharp 9 Am, we are called off and went to 7th
floor for the interview. A particular room was allocated to all companies for the interview and we were allowed to sit in the lobby of hotel Vestin Park.
Around 150 students are present for the campus for all companies and of them only 100 students get a chair for sitting where as others including me where standing in the lobby since 9 AM.
At sharp 9.30 AM, all the companies started there interview process. Please note that, since I was selected for Neyveli, I am sharing my experience for Neyveli Company only. I don’t know what happened at TCS, Boasch or any other company.
At 9.30 AM we are called for Mark Sheet Verification. They called the students one by one and checked their Mark Sheet Photocopy with the Original. The first two students who were called off for verification were my friends from Ahemdabad and Neyveli have checked there all Marksheet and Ceritificate. Then at 10 AM, one person announced that instead of showing all Mark Sheet, you are requested to show only 10th
, Group 3 and Group 4 Mark Sheet only. I don’t know how they can ignore the other Marksheet?
In the mean while after checking the Marksheet of 10 students they were called for the Group discussion in spate room.
While the process was going on, I was still standing in the lobby and did not get a chair to sit.
At 11.30 I was called for Marksheet verification and then at 11.40 I was called for Group discussion. I went to Room Number 710 and we are allocated a particular sit with a Number tag 1 to 10 for GD.The topic for Group Discussion was “Taxes is hurdle for the Cooprates”.
Group Discussion was for 10 minute and once the topic is announced any one of us has to take the initiative to start the discussion. It was very difficult to responds first before any one start the discussion.
After getting the topic, one of my friends starts the Discussion followed by me. At last, we were asked to conclude the discussion with in 2 minute.
After GD we went to 8th
floor and wait for the GD elimination. At 12 PM, again name of 10 students were announced for Personal Interview and we were informed that all the students will sit for the Personal Interview. There is no elimination and all 59 students will sit for Personal Interview.
After calling 10 students for Interview, others are called for the Lunch at SIRC CMA Bhawan. I did not went for lunch and finally I got the chair to sit.
Students are called as per Group Discussion Number for personal Interview and as my number was 40, I take a sit and sit over there.
Then at 1.30 PM, the Neyveli HR group went for the lunch and they came back at 3 PM. In the mean time I was sitting on a sofa and was waiting for the my chance.
They Interview was started at 3 PM from Number 10 and they called another 10 students for Personal Interview. They take around 20 minutes or more for each Student.
Finally it was 6 PM and I was still sitting in a sofa and waiting for my turn. I was totally frustrated and tried.
Lastly, at 7.30 PM I was called for interview. I open the door and saw that a panel of 6 Person is sitting in front of me for talking the interview. Yes, 6 Person of 55 above age are taking interview of one student.
They asked me the following questions:
1) Where are you from?
2) Did you ever heard about GMD?
3) Name a key personnel of KPMG
4) what is Revenue and Capital Expenditure Budget?
5) What is the current Cooprate Tax Rates
6) What is the quorm limit as per latest companies act 2013
7) What is CSR limit as per new companies Act 2013?
How will you deal with Interest on working capital while calculating the IRR.
9) About Neyveli Coopration?
I know you were thinking that the have asked a very simple question. Friends, even I think so, but you will be shocked when you will come to know I have answered 4 answer correctly out of 9 Questions. I had even not able to answer the current tax rate.
Now Why it so?
First, I have completed my Group 3 in June and after completing June, I have never touch the Income tax subject.
Second, it was unexpected interview, so we all are not well prepared.
Third, we are called for interview at 9 AM early in the morning and my interview was conducted at 7 PM.I was totally tried.
Foruth, Language barrier, you will not believe but within 4 hours we got completely frustrated by the Tamil language and even we what to tell about their English Pronunciation. We request them to repeat the questions around 4 to 5 times to understand it.
Fifth, we thought, as it is Freshers Interview, they will asked you psychological question like Tell me about yourself, but instead all question are asked from the book itself.
Sixth, all the question are asked from group 3, one which we have cleared in last to last attempt.
Seventh, they are already prepared with the set of question and they were asking question like a rapid fire round.
Friends, it is really difficult to answer even simple question in front of 6 person panel.
At 8.30 PM, we finished our Interview and then HR Person closed the door . For around 30 minutes they were doing something behind the room and at 9.00 PM, they came out from the room and went in to another room.
Then a lady (I don’t know the name), from our Institute, came out and announced that “Result will not be declared today, Instead you will get the SMS if you get selected.”
On hearing this we got totally frustrated, as we are waiting over there since morning for the sake of result only. But now they are telling that you will get the SMS…What does it mean?
Why we are so much concerned about the Result?
We are so much concerned about the result, because of the Transparency of Interview Process. We are told that Students will get selected at the end of interview, but now they are planning to send SMS to selected students only.
It mean that if I do not get selected then I will not get the SMS. Further, they even did not mention the time for the result. I mean they did not tell us that by what time you will get result.
It may be possible that none of us get the SMS and we Individually think that we are not selected by the company as we did not get the SMS. Of course, other companies have completed their interview at 4 PM and even declared the result.
So, where is the transparency?
Suppose , you did not get the SMS, it mean that you are not selected, then if even I do not get the SMS, then it mean even I am not selected. What if no one get the SMS and they recruit some one else in place of us. In this case every one will think that we are not selected and some one else would be selected but reality may be different.
Please note that I m not telling that Neyveli company Interview process is not transparent, but since the package was for 10 lakhs, it may happen that some Scam would be involved there in it.
Till today I did not get any SMS, even none of my friends got it.
What it mean?
Result is not yet declared or I am not selected???
Friends, if you have attend the Interview of Neyveli, then please reply back to this post, so that we can come to know whether the Neyveli have declared the result or it was just a Scam.
Please reply to this and even share this post with other friends who did not attend the Campus so that they can get some knowledge about the campus.
At last, at 9 PM I went back to my Hotel and on next day I return back to Ahmadabad.
Still waiting for the SMS, don’t know will I get selected or not?
This was the my first experience of Interview at Chennai Campus. Further, very soon I will post tips for How to Crack campus Interview. Remember if you are preparing for PSU then go thoroughly from books specially Accounts and Income tax and if you are preparing for Private Companies like TCS then prepared well for appituted written test . I will share more tips in my next article.
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