This is the day I got placed with Qualcomm through On campus placements at IIT Kharagpur. An awesome and the memorable , cheerful day to me..
I would like to share my interview experience and some interview tips I found useful :
Qualcomm had an online test held in 3rd week of Nov. which consisted of three sections:
1. Aptitude(CAT type questions, Venn diagram based, series, mathematics with alphabets and all very simple.. )
2. Computer programming fundamentals having lots of questions on sorting algorithms and complexity, conditional loops and very basics(Questions from Test your C-skills book)
3. This is categorizing section of three profiles it offered in IIT Kharagpur. (CSE core, ECE s/w (most of DSP questions here) and VLSI). I wrote for VLSI profile as I was looking for only VLSI job. VLSI part consisted of GATE syllabus for ECE questions (Luckily on the day I brushed up GATE syllabus from GK publishers).
We got shortlist on Dec.3rd 9.40AM(interviews already started at 9AM for candidates informed on phone, I was waiting with mobile with me all the morning in hand) on the day of Qualcomm Campus schedule. I was surprised to know I cracked it.:):)
Just got ready and ran to Takshashila building where interviews were going on(a positive sense in mind unknowingly surrounding me reached there with smiling face). Inquired Tnp Representative and confirmed with the list he has and my curiosity to now how many others are shortlisted (I couldn’t read any other name when I checked notice board.So checked with him). HR person was standing just beside him but not daring to speak to him.Then TnP Rep asked if I can be accommodated for interview in Pre-lunch slot he said ‘Yes’ and asked me to report in an hour . I just stayed in Advanced VLSI lab where I work and started reading Digital electronics book by Rabaey and My project reference papers for an hour and opened Qualcomm website just checked it for familiarity(still I could remember their PPT held in November third week).
Then I returned after an hour with mentally prepared for interview. HR guy took my CV and I could see he was quite impressed with my Academic achievements, also I could here conversation going on about Acads between TnP Rep. and HR. HR guy was saying we technology companies prefer academic achievements as they believe Excellence in Acads directly reflect how serious you are about campus placement and Tech profile jobs.I felt good and boosted my confidence level.