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My Interview

“You have studied till 12th from a village and with Hindi medium”, the most elderly man in the group of six interviewers asked me. I could not understand whether this thing would have positive or negative effect in my selection, I nodded, “yes! Sir”

“Ok, then if you are not comfortable in English, we can ask questions in Hindi.”

I humbly said,” No sir! I am comfortable in English. Even sir, I have qualified JEE in English language.”

“Don’t be afraid, we are not here to check your communication in English. DRDO is a research organisation; we hire people of good knowledge and analytical skills.”

I made no response and continued my answers in English.

I had already one dream job (Maruti-Suzuki) in my hand so as per placement rules I was not allowed to appear in interview of DRDO. However, on the day of interview, everyone(eligible one as their rules) was allowed to appear. Mentally I was not ready. Yet, I left my class test and within 15 minutes I was in training and placement office, with my resume and certificates. I was third person to appear in interview. I was really horrified to see my mates giving interview for more than 1 hour. And the worst thing was that HOD of electrical was also one of the members of interviewers. No doubt, Selection was the issue but feeling ashamed before HOD was really humiliating.
My interview also lost for more than 1 hour. But I could not feel until I saw my watch. Let leave the questions, they asked as I do not want to bore you.  I was satisfied by my interview, though not fully confident as they made questions from my every answer until I surrendered. But I felt that the most elderly man (probably,he was scientist from BARC), was impressed.

Finally after 2 months, they declared result and I was fortunate one.  J


Shankar said…
"My interview also lost for more than 1 hour".

I think there is a slight mistake... may be typographical error... not a big one//But i wanted to notify you....

yup..what u said is so true.. once we are inside the interview panel...every hour goes like minutes...

and while waiting to attend our interview..every second will be like an hour...
inspirational.. tell us more about your interviews..i have a big big big interview phobia..havent sat in once..but i guess i wont be able to avoid it for long..

Amit414@IT-BHU said…

Thanks for the comment.. :)

We were five people only selected for interview, according to our rank in branch.
So, interviewers had enough time. If there are 6 people and everyone ask for only 10 min it will be 1 hour. There were both technical and HR questions. This is other fact that the last two person's interview only last for 30 min but unfortunately they could not get qualified....
Amit414@IT-BHU said…
@ Rane
Thanks for the comment.. :)

I would be glad to share my interview's experiences.

Bharathi said…
Great. Congratulations on your new job.
Amit414@IT-BHU said…
Thanks a lot Bharathi :)
- Sugar Cube - said…
You cleared it w/o being prepared..thats cool!
Amit414@IT-BHU said…
Thanks Sugar Cube :)

i would not say that I was not prepared becoz just before 1 months I was appeared in interview of Maruti with full preparation.

Durga Nandan said…
Wow. ;) :)
Accepted without preparation. And that to too some place like the DRDO!!
BTW, thank god you aint somewhere near my place or I would have made you gimme a treat. :P
Amit414@IT-BHU said…
@ Durga Nandan

Thank you very much :)

i would not say that I was not prepared becoz just before 1 months I was appeared in interview of Maruti with full preparation.

but any way,,

I feel fortunate.... :)

It would be my pleasure to give u treat... :)

Indian Pundit said…
Thats a great read.

Yaar i am really happy with the fact that u decided to join DRDO.

Our country needs GOOD ENGINEERS in the defense sector.

Cheers man.
Amit414@IT-BHU said…
Thanks a lot.. :)

glad that u liked the post.. :)

cheers dude!!
interview horrors ...
urs was sweet !!!
interview horrors ...
urs was sweet !!!
Babli said…
Very beautifully written. I enjoyed reading it. My heartiest congratulations to you for getting a new job. Wish you all the best and its really fantastic news that you are going to join in DRDO.
Sat_hi_sh said…
nice presentation man :)
congrats on ur new job.....

i wud surely like to follow up & read ur remaining posts :)
Amit414@IT-BHU said…
Thanks a lot :)
glad that u liked it... :)

Amit414@IT-BHU said…

thanks a lot.. :)

U r welcome to my blog :)

wecognize said…
Hi Amit....really happy and proud about you and your abilities. You might ask me how do i know about your abilities ?? But After reading this post I am damn sure I am in contact with a very highly a able and qualified person !!

Many Many congratulations to you and wish you all the very best for your journey of life.
Amit414@ITBHU said…
@ wecognize

Thank you very much for your encouraging words... :)

cheers dear!!!!
Ekam said…
Great. Congratulations for your job :)

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