Accenture  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   PCCOE , Pune (Pool Campus)-24 Sep 2010

Accenture  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   PCCOE , Pune (Pool Campus)-24 Sep 2010


  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012

    Hello Job Aspirants,

     
    This is regarding the selection procedure and also some tips which i suppose worth mentioning when approaching Accenture recruitment drive.

    Date: 24-Sept-2010 8.00 Am
    Venue: PCCOE, Pune

    It was a first pool campus held by Accenture for 2010 pass outs.
    It was partnered with Cocubes.com, Merittrac (sets the paper).

    Eligibility: 55% Aggregate ( Maharashtra State University.)
                  60% Aggregate ( Others)
              
    More than 2500 students came but only the students who registered themselves at cocubes.com were allowed to sit for the test. PCCOE managed such a huge crowd the best they can. Slots were made according to the colleges.
    Three slots were made.

    Selection Procedure:
     
    1) General Test. 
    2) Group Discussion.
    3) Technical Interview.
    4) HR Interview.

    I have purposely written General test because there are hardly 4-5 quantitative questions. Others are English, logical, analytical and one was "lets test your attention" English had paras which were technical paras (1 i remember was of SQL Server). Also after the test you are given only 5 minutes to write on a topic which they give. So 1 minute to think about the topic and other 4 minutes to write.

    Merit Track answer sheets are machine readable so result is given within an hours time. This test i guess if you have cracked atleast one aptitude test of any MNC you will be able to get through Accenture Test.
    Best thing about Accenture is they declare the results within an hours time.

    GD is just an elimination round, 15 students in each group.
    Some common topics were "Should cricket be converted into national game?", "Men or Women-who are greatt leaders?"
     
    Here just show that you have ideas and make sure that you open up your thoughts atleast ones and never never interrupt others while speaking. And you will get through GD's .

    Key: Pehle hi poore group me decide kar lo that you all are going to coordinateand speak. Our group 13/15 were selected.

    All shortlisted were asked to fill up an application form of Accenture. Remember you will be asked all the xerox copies of all documents (viz. license, all for years marksheets, 10, 12 ) if you have even Pan Card xerox and 2 photos.

    Then we were asked to come next day same place at 8.00 am for interviews.

    Day 2 at 8.00 am

    Group of 10 students were send to Technical interview and 10 for HR . It was random process.
    I went for the HR first.

    HR: (eating snacks). Hello Nikhil, how are you?
    Me: Good morning Sir, i am fine Sir.
     
    HR: Ok where are you from?
    Me: Pune.
     
    HR: Is it Pune or Poona?
    Me: Sir, National language being Hindi it is called Poona but my mother tongue being marathi i say it Pune.
     
    HR: Ok Great.
    HR: Ok tell me about yourself other than your resume, application form?
     
    Me: Answered.
    HR: Tell me something about your final year project?
     
    Me: Told.
    HR: Tell me some non-technical challenges you faced during the project?
     
    Me: Sir initially we were group of for but one of my partner failed in his critical subject and got Year Down (YD) so we were now a group of 3.
    HR: So how did you faced this problem?
     
    Me: More working hours, more hard work and team effort.
    HR: Ok Nikhil what you know about Accenture, Tell me something which even i don't know about Accenture.
     
    Me: Sir, obviously you may be knowing Accenture much much better than me but the thing i know is Accenture bids very high on projects but still client choose accenture due to your motto of giving High performance.
    HR: Good one.
     
    HR: Tell me difference between Accenture/Infosys/Microsoft
    Me: Told (service based,product based)
     
    HR: So why not Infosys. Why accenture?
    Me: Told
     
    HR: Who is father of C?
    Me: Told
     
    HR: C++?
    Me: Told
     
    HR: Are you flexible in any technology & location?
    Me: Yes
     
    HR: Tell me your location preference
    Me: Told
     
    HR: Remarked me "very very good"
    Me: happy.

    As you all must have seen that the type of questions were asked were not like other companies HR, some of my friends were also asked some technical questions like (Gateways, routers, etc.)
    Same result was told within five minutes.

    After a long long wait at 4.00 pm i was called for Technical Interview.

    Interviewer: I guess he was almost pissed off  hello nikhil my tired. How about you?
    Me: Sir, if you want i will wait for some more time till you feel ok.?
     
    Interviewer: No, no please sit down Ok tell me about yourself?
    Me: Told
     
    Interviewer: Tell me about your project.
    Me: Told (Telll as much time in detail you can about it so that he thanks you have done a project yourself and even more time is taken)
     
    Interviewer: Ok tell me technology in which you did this project and why?
    Me: Told
     
    Interviewer: Ok, what did you do after your exams or your result?
    Me: (I knew accenture basically i more into finance so.) Sir i was not a lot comfortable in SQL so i learnt SQL and now you can see it is one of my competency skill.
     
    Interviewer: Great Nikhil good work
    Me: Thank you sir
     
    Interviewer: Ok tell me what is a primary and foreign key
    Me: told almost the whole SQL (defin, constraints on it, applicantions, everything)
     
    Interviewer: Wo.. Wo..woo.. Wait.. Ok last questions can primary key have a zero value?
    Me: I smiled and said.
     
    Interviewer: Interrupted and said ok i know the you know the answer thank you. I am done.
    Me: Oh thank you sir. Nice meeting you.

    Result was told in 5 minutes. And we were asked to wait in a class, i was happy i cleared both rounds but was not knowing whether am placed are not?

    After a long waiting at 7.30 we were given offer letters.
    The HR explained each bit of it.
    It was a great experience . I was overwhelmed. Accenture is an awesome company, a global MNC and the procedure is also very simple. Almost till 2 slots 120 students were seleceted.

    Approximately: 2000 students appeared
    Slot1 +Slot2 + Slot3 = 2000 appeared
    Slot1+Slot2= 120 placed
    Have no idea about slot 3.

    Thanks a lot to freshers world. Paper was same as is posted by some other people. You all can refer those threads.

    I hope this thread will help You a bit in Accenture selection .
    Thank you.
    See you all at Accenture.

    You can write me at nikhil_pimpale@yahoo.com

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