L&T Construction Placement Papers, Aptitude Questions and Interview Shared

Company?
  L&T Construction
Job Profile
Graduate Engineer Trainee

Tell us about the selection process of the company.

The selection process comprised three steps:

• Resume Shortlist

• Online Test

• Technical Interview

• HR Interview

In the Resume Shortlist , Candidates were shortlisted based on their CGPA: top 40 (for civil), top 30 (for mechanical & electrical), top 15 (for ece) and top 10 (for automobile).

Walk us through the GD and Interview process. How many rounds did you go through? What was reach round about? Do you remember some questions as well?

Online Test

The first day of the selection process started with a brief pre-placement talk followed by an online test of 90 minutes duration. The online test was divided into two sections:

• Section 1: Aptitude

• Section 2: English

Aptitude section comprised 60 questions and English section comprised 40 questions. All questions were of MCQ type and there was no negative marking, but time management was difficult. Also, sectional cutoff as well as total cutoff needed to be cleared in order to pass the test. The results were announced on the same day, and the selected candidates were asked to attend the remaining process on the next day.

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Technical Interview

The technical interview lasted for 20-30 minutes. At first, the interviewer told me to speak something about myself. Then the interviewer asked me which are my favourite core engineering subjects followed by a number of technical questions. Some of the questions which I was asked were:

• Question 1: How will you classify soil? (sieve analysis and IS soil particle size classification)

• Question 2: How to find the bearing & safe bearing capacity of a rectangular footing in sandy soil?

• Question 3: What is the difference between nominal and design mix?

• Question 4: What are the various tests on workability of concrete?

• Question 5: Draw the deflection diagram of a column (one end fixed, other end free). Also, how will you derive it?

• Question 6: How will you manage a project which is due 28 days? (related to gantt chart, CPM and PERT)

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• Question 7: How will you test the compressibility of soil?

• Question 8: As per IRC, what is the maximum superelevation that can be used for the design of highways?

Technical Interview was not an elimination round, which means that everyone was allowed to sit for the HR interview.

HR Interview

HR interview lasted for about 5-10 minutes. Basic questions like “What does your father do?”, “Tell me about your projects”, etc. was asked. The HR mainly questioned me from my resume. She was trying to know whether I will stick to the company for long or will quit early. At last, I was asked whether I am comfortable with any location of work. After 4-5 days, the selection list came, and I was selected.

What advice or tips would you give to others applying for a similar profile in this company?

Confidence is the main key.

And finally, what’s your name?

Dhiraj

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