Cairn Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A student with 89.15 % in B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)  and having  87.34% in 12th and 81.33% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • What do you mean by Wet Bulb Globe temperature?
  • What are the design considerations for a piping system for the transfer of slurries?
  • What are the problems that are associated with the expansion joints?
  • What is the method involved in analysing powders for composition?
  • What are the methods involved to test helium leak testing in a vacuum system?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about something.
  • Do you have offer any other company?
  • Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
  • Give one instance where you have shown leadership qualities.
  • What are the qualities of a good manager?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(A student with 72.15 % in B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)  and having  75.34% in 12th and 79.43% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • What is the important properties of biodegradable plastics?
  • Which properties helps plastics to resist water?
  • How to separate water from benzene?
  • Why it takes more time to distil out water than toluene?
  • What is the difference between unit operation and unit process?
HR Interview:
  • Why Cairn India?
  • Tell us about one problem you faced? How did you overcome?
  • Under what circumstances you will leave our company?
  • Give me an example demonstrating that you are a good team player.
  • Give us two reasons why should we hire you?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(A Chemical Engineer student with 82.15 %  and having 75.34% in 12th and 79.43% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • Can Bernoulli’s theorem be applied on gases?
  • How to design heat exchanger?
  • What is the method involved in analysing powders for composition?
  • What are the methods involved to test helium leak testing in a vacuum system?
  • What are the assumptions made on conservation equation?
HR Interview:
  • What motivates you to do a good job?
  • What are your goals in life?
  • Who is your role model in your life and why?
  • Why you want to join our company?
  • What are the three qualities that your friends will describe you having?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(A student with 72.15 %in petroleum engineering and having 85.12% in 12th and 77.37% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • What is well logging?
  • What are the different types of well logging?
  •  What is pseudo pressure?
  • Explain the term “bull heading”?
  • Which mineral is frequently used to increase the weight or density of drilling mud?
  • What is the importance of drilling muds?
  • What is the drill-stem testing?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about yourself and your family background.
  • Why should I hire you?
  • Difference between hard work and smart work?
  • Give an example when you were experiencing peer pressure. How did you handle it?
  • What is your favourite movie? What did you like about it?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(A student with 81.15 % in petroleum engineering and having 76.52% in 12th and 75.37% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • What is hydraulic fracturing?
  • What is proppant and what is the use of it?
  • What is perforation in oil well drilling?
  • What is dogleg?
  • What is wellbore storage?
  • What is blowout preventer?
  • What is die insert?
  • How spontaneous logs are useful?
HR Interview:
  • How do you practice safety on the job?
  • What brought you into petroleum engineering?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Where do you see yourself in 8 years from now?
  • Do you work well under pressure?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(A student with 78.45 %in industrial engineering and having 72.19% in 12th and 70.33% in 10th)
Technical Interview:
  • What is process analysis?
  • What are the requirements of good organisation?
  • What is process planning? Mention different type of processes?
  • What are the major disadvantages of product grouping?
  • What is total quality control? Mention the technical standards.
  • What is profit sharing plan?
  • What are the problems involved with queuing theory?
HR Interview:
  • Are you comfortable with relocation?
  • How do you feel when you are forced to do something?
  • How will you handle work pressure?
  • Which newspaper do you read? Why do you prefer it over the others?