John Deere Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A B.E. ECE student having 10th grade - 88.14%, 12th grade - 76.2%, Graduation score - 72.5%)
Technical Interview:
  • What are SAE ratings?
  • What is the temperature at which diesel normally boils?
  • What is gravity Dam? What are the forces causing stability?
  • What is the main task of batter in an automobile?
  • What is the most economical spacing of buttress ?
HR Interview:
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • What kind of programs do you watch on TV?
  • Self analysis based questions, based on technical skills, soft skills etc.
  • Why do you want to join John Deere?
  • How familiar are you with the community that we're located in?
  • Tell me about a time when you made a bad decision.
  • How do you plan to achieve these goals?
  • What changes would you make at your college?
  • How much training do you think you'll need to become a productive employee?
  • What do you know about our company?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(Engineering student having 10th grade- 72.9% 12th grade-77.08% and graduation score-67.5%)
Technical interview:
  • What is the different types of surge tanks ?
  • What is usage of rotameter and hydrometer.
  • What is blading efficiency of steam turbines ?
  • Categorize welding.
  • State the laws of thermodynamics.
  • Discuss venturimeter.
  • What is control volume system?
  • Categorize pumps and there usage.
HR Interview:
  • The reasons for my choosing the department I have chosen to work in?
  • If you are selected after this interview then what will be your strategy for next 30 days?
  • How long can you commit to work with us?
  • Tell me about your family background and who is your role model?
  • What is important to you: the money or the work?
  • What do you think it takes to be successful in this career?
  • Tell any 1 social problem that bothers you the most. Can you suggest any solution to this problem as a technical guy?
  • If you had to live your life over again, what would you change?
  • How long are you expected to work for us if hired?
  • Name your two strengths.
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(An engg student having 10th grade- 87.2% 12th grade-72.5% and graduation score-71.2%)
Technical interview:
  • Explain working of francis turbine.
  • Explain working of Kaplan turbine.
  • Explain working of a fourneyron turbine.
  • Discuss about advatages and limitations of powder metallurgy.
  • What are the applications of die casting?
  • What are materials used for manufacturing of gears ?
HR Interview:
  • What is your negative point that you want to improve?
  • Who do you think is responsible for current situations occurring in India?
  • Who is responsible for oil hike prices?
  • What are you expecting from the company?
  • If the simple interest is 10.5 % annual and compound interest is 10 % annual, compounded annually, find the difference between the interests after 3 years on a sum of Rs. 1,000.
  • Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision with limited facts.
  • What is the value of a property, which has been insured at the rate of 1/6% of its value, if the annual premium paid on it is Rs. 83.33 (in Rs.)?
  • What kind of salary are you looking for?
  • In a vessel, there are 80 litres of water. 8 litres of water are withdrawn and replaced with milk, then 8 litres of mixture are withdrawn and replaced with milk. What is the quantity of water left in the mixture?
  • Tell me about a time when you got bogged down in the details of a project.
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(Engineering student having 10th grade- 83.5% 12th grade - 81.1% and graduation score- 66.8%)
Technical interview:
  • Do you have idea about various methods of production of gears ?
  • Define die threading and tapping.
  • Discuss various surface finishing processes.
  • Define weber number and its significance.
  • Define Grashof number and its significance.
  • What is the unit of viscosity?
  • What is the usage of draft tube in reaction turbine ?
HR Interview:
  • Why do you consider youself a perfect candidate for this job?
  • What do you do to improve your weaknesses?
  • What moitivates you at work?
  • Tell us about your Achivements and weaknesses?
  • Tell me about a time when you surmounted a major obstacle.
  • Are you willing to travel? How much?
  • X and Y are partners in a business. X invests 300 for 12 months and Y invested 600 for 6 months. If they gain a profit of 700 at the end of one year, what is X's share?
  • Do you handle pressure well?
  • Tell me about a time when you prioritized the elements of a complicated project.
  • Is money important to you?
  • Tell me about a time when you persuaded team members to do things your way.
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(Engineering student having 10th grade- 83.1%, 12th grade - 84% and graduation score - 79%)
Technical interview:
  • How do you classify lathes?
  • Which formula forms a link between the Thermodynamics and Electro Chemistry?
  • Explain working of Kaplan turbine.
  • State the laws of thermodynamics.
  • Define newton's law of viscosity.
  • What does dynamics of machines deals with ?
  • What is hook's law ?
HR Interview:
  • Tell me about yourself and why are you interested in this position?
  • What kind of salary are you looking for?
  • Tell us about our company and can you work independently?
  • Are you planning for further studies? Tell us about your hobbies?
  • If I were to ask one of your professors to describe you, what would he or she say?
  • An orange vendor makes a profit of 20 % by selling oranges at a certain price. If he charges Rs. 1.2 higher per orange he would gain 40 %. Find the original price at which he sold an orange.
  • Would your rather work with information or with people?
  • What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  • Tell me about a time when you worked effectively under pressure.
  • Why did you choose to attend your college?
  • What motivates you?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(Engineering student having 10th grade- 82.24% 12th grade - 85.2% and graduation score- 74.4%)
Technical interview:
  • What Is cold working of metals? Give some of its principal methods.
  • Explain working of francis turbine.
  • Define rivets.
  • What is a cryogenic fluid?
  • What is Lap welding?
  • What is a gray surface?
  • Differentiate precision and accuracy.
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Give us your family background?
  • Why do you want to join John Deere? What do you hope to gain?
  • What do you want to be in the future?
  • Tell me about a time when you were forced to make an unpopular decision.
  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • Tell me about a time when you had to fire a friend.
  • What are your short-term goals?
  • What do you want to do with your life?
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