Ashok Leyland Latest Fresher Job Interview
Placement Paper Pattern: October 2010
Company Name : Ashok Leyland
Type : Fresher, Job Interview
Ashok leyland conducted campus recriutment for 3 colleges simultaneously and
together. One was our Rajalakshmi Engineering College.
The other two were Panimalar Engineering College & SVCE. All the 3 coll had
on-line test on 17th sep at panimalar campus. Mechanical and Automobile students
had 3 sections.
2. General Maths & Physics
3. Basic Mechanical Questions
I'm not exactly sure of this pattern...
but we EEE guys had two sections in online test...
1.aptitude... - 30 mins - 60 qns..
2.basic EEE aptitude... - 30 mins - 40 qns..
Both d sec were clubbed 2gether for a total duration of 60 mins...And for the
first time ASHLEY tried on with an ONLINE test...Only the aptitude part was
really challenging...It had simple logical reasoning qns only...
But the toughest part is to solve it in 30 seconds of time...
We had qns. from:
2.odd man out
3.top,left & right view of an object
5.speed and distance
7.coding and decoding
8.non verbal reasoning type
After 30 mins of time, the aptitute section will automatically wind up to is
The next part was basic EEE aptitude which was a little bit easier..
We had 2 solve 40 qns from 30 mins...We basically had 90% of qns from machines
and drives...The others were from transformers,logic gates etc...Our college EEE
had our ONLINE test around 3pm and by 6.30pm the shortlisted students were
announced..Out of 182 eligible students from our coll, 16 of them were
shortlisted including 4 EEE students, and i was one among them...!!!!
After a long waiting, i had my interview after 21 days on 9/10/10...Being my
first interview, i had all my nerves tickling throughout the day... we were
asked to be there by 11am and i was the first person to be called in , by
The environment which i had was totally different from d one which i had
imagined abt my interview...there were 2 in the panel.. one was from HR and the
other from technical...I went in and wished them... they wished me back and
asked to take my seat..
HR : yes purushothaman... give a brief introduction abt urself, and abt ur
Me : said well...
Tech Intv: (interrupted..) ok fine... what is a relay?
Me : answered..
TI : what is ur area of interest?
Me : Circuit analysis sir..
TI : what do you do in ckt analysis?
Me : explained..
TI : wat r d softwares which u use under it..
Me : sir, we've learnt it theoretically only sir...
TI : Oh so u've not heard abt MATLAB??
Me : yes sir, we hav learnt matlab...
TI : k fine.. expand MATLAB and wat do you do in that???
Me : explained...
TI : wat is a switch??
Me : answered...
TI : wat is d diff b/w relay and a switch???
Me : answered...
TI : k... draw a schematic diag of a relay??? ( gave me a plain sheet to
Me : (out of fear, i drew it in a horrible way...) Sir this is it...
TI : wat is an transducer?
Me : answered...
TI : explain an practical application??
Me : Sir can I explain it in a paper???
TI : ya sure...
Me : (this time explained LVDT in a neater way...)
TI : Wat is hall effect???
Me : Sir i hav heard abt it... but i couldnt get it now...
TI : Which transmission is better?? HVAC or HVDC???
Me : HVAC sir..
TI : Why???
Me : Coz we can stepup or stepdown voltages easily and the losses are less in
TI : Are u sure???
Me : Yes sir..( confidently..!! But the ans was obviously wrong..!!!!!)
TI : wat is the dimension of force in MLT form??
Me : answered..
TI : wat is a ZigBee..??? why didnt you go for Bluetooth in ur project???
Me : (an expected qn which i had prepared with reasonable points, i explained
them clearly abt my project..)
HR : have you gone for any inplant training..???
Me : (as i've been to Ashok Leyland once i explained them in neater way.. also i
prepared this already...)
HR : Why u had a shift from CBSE to STATE BOARD...??
Me : Sir we had an entrance exam for getting into 11th std.. And i was below the
cut off.. so i had to choose a state board school nearby my home.. But at last i
made up well with a pretty decent score in my 12th exam sir...
Hr : What is ur place of preference..???
Me : sir i'm comfortable at location, but my first preference is Chennai..
HR : In wat dept shall i place you???
Me : R&D sir...
HR : Ok.. Thank you purushothaman.. U may leave now...
I went in by 11.45 and came out by 12...
All of us had an very short interview of abt 15 to 20 mins..
I came back home and by 4.30 in the evening, i got a call from my placement
officer that i got selected...
And yes.. it was one of my precious moments in my life....!!!
there is only one thing to keep in mind... just be yourself throughout the
just prepare for all the possible questions from which u answer....
the best way to prepare is to write down all the points in a note whenever it
comes in ur mind...
always be prepared for all the basic HR qns and also be prepared for ur inplant
training, project, paper presentations, workshops etc....
Always have a smile in ur face and maintain eye contact throughout the
interview... those were the things which i struggled to have during the initial
period of my interview... and remember the interview qns might go anywhere at
anytime depending upon ur answers...
Everytime when i used 2 visit a blog for sample qns and interview experience
of the selected students, i also wished to post my experience to this world in a
useful tone 4 all the ppl...And now by living up to all expectations, i m happy
in sharing my experience to all of u ppl...Always be positive and GOD will be on
your side...!! Cheers..!!!
Exam/Interview Date : 10-Oct-0009
No of Rounds : Aptitude Test, Technical Round-1, Client/Manager Interview
Location : Chennai
Contributor Name : Purushothaman R