What is campus interview process for HPCL like? What is general expectation i.e. what subjects should be studied thoroughly?
HPCL came for campus recruitment process at NIT Surat on 21–22–23 March,2018 for 4 branch - ME,EE,CE,CS.There were 7 steps involved in the process.Google Consent form & ShortlistHPCL Application FormPre- Placement talkDocuments VerificationGroup TaskInterviewMedical Check-upAfter filling up a Google consent, they shortlisted the candidates based on their CGPAHere,nothing can be predicted.Apparently they don't follow any rules,it is completely based on their mind set for Campus they are visiting and critical vacancies for particular branch & for particular Category.nothing is fixed here,you just need to crossed your fingers.like in our campus,they have shortlisted 48 students-24 from computer(yeah 24,you read it correct) and 24 from ME,EE,CE combined.But I heard from my friend that at COEP Pune they shortlisted only 16 students( 4 from each branch and 4 branch were allowed), I may be wrong here,don't know exactly, it's data given by friend. So, like I said nothing can be predicted.Now,students who have shortlisted for further process had to fill HPCL Application Form.It was divided into 2 step. In first step,you need to fill your personal details(Name,Address,DOB,Signature,Photograph,Resume etc). In second step,you need to fill your Acedamics details(10th,12th, semester SGPA,internship experience etc). Now,most importantly, in second step,you also need to fill some HR Questions. based on which you will be judged in the interview,they will crossed check those answers during interview,so fill it very carefully.HR Questions :On 21 March,2018 there was a Pre-Placement Talk, HR member discussed about HPCL. It's SBU,CTC structure, Selection process, what Responsibility and Role will be given to candidates once they get selected,Job location etc..there was Q & A round also where one can ask doubts.( In short, you should do your homework because “ first impression stays last”) she asked us so many questions regarding Company to make it more interesting.Here,I suggest if you have any doubts or you want to know some insight about Company then ask them directly without any second thought, I bet you nobody can give you better answers than HR,you will not find that answer on Quora or Google on any other platform.Immediately after Pre placement talk, they called for Documents Verification one by one.Required documents( original + one set of photocopy) :10th Marksheet/ DOB CertificateSemester MarksheetCaste certificate ( SC/ ST/OBC)HPCL Application FormNext day in Group Task they divided 24 students into 3 group( 8 in each). It is mainly elimination round than selection round, I can say. 2 Students from first group, 2 from second group and 4 from third group was shortlisted for interview. You can speak in any language here,you can mix two language also,no issue. Analytical thinking and framing your thoughts in a logical manner is must to clear the GD. Least I can say, it’s 50% luck, you never know what they are looking for in candidates. Some performed very well still couldn't clear it.We were given 10 min to read case study and then after 20 min to discuss. Topic was same for first 2 group.Topic of our group( in short) :“ You all are a member of one committee which is made for solving the problems going on in entire world, you have limited resources and time,so which one you pick first and why?And how are you gonna solve the particular problem? 1 paragraph for each problem was given with enough data and total 5 problems were there.”Quality of food given to financially lower class & people died per year because of Hunger.Water pollution.Climate changeWomen's safety & securitySecurity & peace of world from terrosrist.Another topic from another group( roughly know)“ Plane crashed in desert. In this situation which 5 things you should pick from plane before it blast to survive”Now, HPCL is well known for asking mainly HR questions and question from internship and final year project in interview. From everone’s interview experience here, I can tell that one should focus more on HR questions than the technical question. No subjects need to be studied thoroughly. You should know basic about all the the subjects that's it.you never know what you will be asked. You can read interview experience of others and from that you can get the idea about interview. Selection will be based on so many parameters, toppers have a edge here! Finally 3 out of 8 was selected for medical check up.( 2 from mechanical and 1 from civil). In computer, 4 was finally selected out of 24.Medical check up was held on next day of interview process, as I didn't get selected I don't have idea about medical tests. But one of my friend told me that it was just a cake walk!Hope this answer will help you,Thanks!