How to get a job at Wipro
What are the winning traits
of a potential employee?
Team skills, confidence and poise. We see if the
candidate can fit into Wipro's culture as we place utmost
importance on integrity. We want people to be Wipro's
What advice would you give
We advice potential employees to focus on two
critical aspects. One is fundamentals. More than the domain
of study, an analytical bent of mind is critical to solving
customer problems and thriving in a long term career.
The second critical aspect that we see as a major
challenge is communication skills. Candidate need to invest
in improving their communication abilities, and this is
gaining prominence with market becoming more and more
competitive and global.
And my interview advice to students would be -- just be
Diploma/ graduates (BSc/ BCom) / postgraduates (MSc/MCom)
from full-time courses only can apply.
Qualifying percentage: Graduates from any
stream with 50 per cent in class 10, 12 and 60 per cent in
graduation and postgraduation.
Placement test/ Interview date: Throughout
the year, on predetermined dates and venues at different
The selection process involves an aptitude test, PC
skills test, HR round and a spoken English test. The
duration of the test is 60 minutes and questions in the
verbal and analytical sections are along the lines of the
CAT and GMAT entrance examinations.
Upon joining, candidates are trained and absorbed in any
of the business units at Wipro, which could include industry
verticals, service lines, performing the role of software
development, testing and remote infrastructure management,
On campus recruitments
Education: Final year BTech
Qualifying percentage: 50 per cent in class
10, 10+2 and 60 per cent in college
Placement test/ Interview date: December/
Recruitment of final year engineering students
takes place on campus through a screening test called the
Wipro Entrance Test. Wipro conducts placement tests in
nearly 100 engineering colleges each year. These colleges
are evaluated by Wipro Accreditation Process which evaluates
colleges on several parameters, chief among them are student
performance, faculty profile, placement history and learning
Wipro representatives visit these identified accredited
campuses at a mutually convenient date and time to conduct
pre-placement presentation. This takes place a month or two
before the main test. In pre-placement, students are given
an overview of the company, its several businesses, career
opportunities and a low-down on eligibility and selection
Final year BTech students with 50 per cent aggregate
marks in class 10, 10+2 and 60 per cent in graduation are
eligible for the test. Wipro considers graduates from all
Test and interview
The placements tests are devised by the company itself and
these are conducted in the months of December, January
and February. The placement test comprises two parts:
written test and personal interviews. Usually, both take
place on the same day, but when the number of applicants is
higher, interviews are taken the following day.
The total duration of the written test is 60 minutes. The
written test is divided into three sections namely, verbal,
analytical and technical. The test is conducted online; only
when a college does not have the infrastructure to support
an online test that a pen-paper test is taken.
GRE or GMAT test papers are helpful in preparing for
test. Within hours of the test, results are declared.
Shortlisted candidates then proceed for the interview which
takes place in two rounds: technical and human resource or
In the technical round, the candidate is assessed for
his/her subject knowledge and abilities. The personal
interview, which takes place with the HR team, assesses the
candidate on HR competencies and Wipro values such as
integrity and honesty. Often the final results are announced
on the very same day, or the following day.
Salary and bond
On joining day, selected candidates are asked to sign a
bond. The duration of the bond is 18 months and signing it
means that for that period the candidate cannot apply
elsewhere. "The purpose behind signing the bond is that we
want our potential employers to grow with us," says
The pay package is at par with industry standards.
According to industry estimates, starting pay package is
between Rs 3-4 lakh/annum
Education: BSc/ BTech
Qualifying percentage: As specified in the
Placement test/Interview date: As specified
Wipro also conducts off-campus hiring, which is not
institution-specific and is open for students across
institutions. Off-campus recruitments are done for the
here-and-now kind of needs of the organisation, which are
advertised on its website and yes, candidates do have to
appear for the placement test.
By: Sumita Vaid