Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (2020-21)

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Candidate’s Profile:  B.Com ( Work Experience- 11 Months )
Average Duration: 30-35 minutes
No. of Panelists: 3
Excerpt from Interview 1
Questions: The candidate was asked reasons for not completing the CA course? Has the candidate completed the articleship? The panelists had asked for a reason for the gap of six months? Job-specific questions? Tell something more about major audit work undertaken by the candidate. What according to you is ethical and unethical? Tell us about recent changes in Audit?  What are the recent changes that are taking place in ITR? Difference between a Private bank and a Public Bank. Explain to me step by step how will you audit the RBI?  I hate financial ratios, it only covers one aspect of entities, can you explain why we use them instead of multiple variables? The panelist said “no, I'm not satisfied, try considering a portfolio, why do we only consider risk/return, why not anything else, I find it very illogical?”(Candidate’s reply- I couldn't understand the question tried linking it with arbitrage pricing model).You're a CA, you should know sir is referring to the Sharp Ratio? The second Panelist explained what he meant? Then they said thank you and asked me to log off.
Excerpt from Interview 2
Candidate Profile:Work ex- 5 years 4 months
Average Duration: 30 min
No. of Panelists: 3
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GD/WAT Topic - There was no Group Discussion. Statement of Purpose had to be submitted. However, during the Personal Interview, they asked me to speak for 2 minutes - 'What challenges can work-from-home bring and what are the solutions?'  
Questions: What does Durgapur Steet Plant specialize in? How do you validate that software is secure?How do you quantify the metrics to assess the security posture of an application?Why did Whatsapp recently come into the news? What is GDPR? What is the privacy standard followed in India? How are organizations adapting to an increased cybersecurity risk? What is the TCS share price? Give me one example where you failed in your job. How did it happen? What actions did you take? What is your brand?  What are your weaknesses? Do you have any questions for us? Most of the questions were centered around cybersecurity because the candidate was working in a similar role earlier.
Excerpt from Interview 3
Candidate Profile: Bachelors in Computer Engineering, work experience:- 2 years
Average Duration: 23 minutes
No. of Panelists: 3
Name of the institute/ college – XLRI - HRM
Questions: How has the pandemic changed lives? What are your views on work from home? What has your company done to make WFH easier? Any special security concerns considering you work with a Bank? What is your company policy to help people with disabilities handle their work? Explain some of the perks/tools pwds are given to help them be more productive. What are the appraisal and rating policies in HSBC like? What do you think needs to change in them? How should the policy be flexible to make sure they don't bias against anyone. You have such a great job, then why MBA?
Excerpt from Interview 4
Candidate Profile: Bachelors in Computer Engineering, work experience:- 2 years
Average Duration: 25 minutes
No. of Panelists: 3
Name of the institute/ college – XLRI - BM
Questions:  Tell us your views on LGBT rights.What can student organizations within the campus of institutes do to increase male participation in these LGBT inclusion initiatives? Your take on why people from family business should join the MBA program?  How important are ethics? Different kinds of ethics. What are functional/analytical ethics?  How ethics apply to your role in the bank? Is HSBC ethical?  How can companies that collect a lot of data make sure they are being ethical in doing so, over and above the legal standpoint? You have such a great job, then why MBA?
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Excerpt from Interview 5
Candidate’s Profile: B.Tech
Name of the institute/ college - XLRI - HRM
Questions: Explain the meaning of your name? Introduce yourself? The next question was on Cricket and he asked me the name of some veteran cricket captains. (As in the introduction the candidate had mentioned playing cricket as a captain). Tell me about 5 key points on how u will evaluate a captain. Take 2 captains and start comparing them on these 5 points, evaluate them on the scale of 1-10 with 1 being worst and 10 as excellent. What was the reason behind giving each captain this number of marks?  So can we make Dhoni a non-playing captain of India? A little bit of grilling on this question. What should be the steps taken by the Indian government to reduce the spread of Covid 19? Tell me about the negative impact on an organization of having a star player in the team. Then they told me to log off.
Excerpt from Interview 6
Candidate’s Profile: B.Tech (Computer Science), Work experience: 2 years
Name of the institute/ college - XLRI-HRM
No. of Panelists: 3
Questions: Tell me something about yourself. Why should we give you an offer to join this college? If given a chance, how can you add value to our college?Questions from Engineering background OOPs concept, database management. (Questions were asked from workexperience.What is the primary role of a Data Analyst(it was based on candidate’s profile).What is the difference between structured and unstructured data.  Why shift to HRM from Data analyst? Who is the current HRD minister? What are thenew policies that are getting proposed? Tell us something you know about Labour Laws?
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