is the Selection Process?
every company has its own way of selection criterion, we can
generalize them as the following:
and/or Technical test
test ( Companies may or may not conduct this)
companies may not conduct GD
Aptitude tests are generally designed to test the
candidate’s skills in Quantitative Methods, Verbal Ability,
and Logical Reasoning. This is generally the filtration round.
This test may typically be between 45 min to 90 min. The
candidates may be asked to take a Technical test in their
domain. Not all companies insist on Technical tests as they
consider the semester wise marks of the candidates. Hence
consistent Semester marks are very important.
Some companies subject the candidates to psychometric test as
a part of selection process. They may include Personality
tests, Emotional Intelligence test etc.
The companies try to see the candidate’s cognitive
and non-cognitive skills. If the company has already done the
Psychometric profiling of the job and has done some bench
marking based on their current employees, it makes it easy for
the interviewer to analyze the candidate
A Group Discussion is conducted by companies to test the
candidates for specific job roles like marketing etc. Some
companies may also ask all the candidates to go through this
Discussion is to test the following skills of candidates -
Inter personal skills- listening, speaking,
receptiveness, team spirit.
Clarity of thought - Knowledge and the ability to link
aptitude test is an elimination tool, GD is considered as
candidates short listed after Aptitude test and GD will be
subjected to the interview by the Human Resources Department
person of the company. Some time the companies tend to conduct
even a Technical interview too.
helps the companies to know the person more.
Every company puts up a merit list or the list indicating the
selected candidates and the candidates are offered appointment
letters subject to their completing the education in the
companies visiting the campus are graded by the college and
the companies are provided the campus recruitment slots. The
best company gets the first slot and they get the best
candidates. Some colleges restrict the number of job offers
one student can get. If a student appears for the campus
recruitment and gets the job offer, he/she is not allowed to
appear for another selection process of another company.
Some companies allow students to get up to two or three
offers and allow
them to decide on one, with in a stipulated time, so that
other students get an opportunity to get placed.