BEL Placement Papers
BHEL PAPER ON 15th SEPTEMBER AT BANGALORE
BHEL Interview for Engineer Trainees- 2008
I have attended BHEL off-campus interview for the post of
Engineer Trainee-08 conducted on 15th Sep. in Bangalore Ö.I
belong to Electronics and communication branch.
Well the written test was conducted on 10th Aug. and the
results are disclosed soon on 20th Aug. As far as I know
BHEL started calling people for interview from 8th Sep. They
have set up 3-4 panels, in Bangalore , New Delhi , Kolkata,
rest no idea.
They have called people in morning and afternoon shifts,
nearly 15-16 people per shift. We were asked to bring
interview call-letter, biodata form, TA form, all original
mark-sheets and one Xerox copy of all. When we reached the
venue, first they verified all documents. SC/ST people have
to show original caste certificate. They have a list of
central reserved castes and your caste serial no. will be
verified with that. The traveling allowance will paid there
itself to all. After that we were made to sit and wait for
About biodata form Ė
They will post it in web site, it has all relevant
information about you similar to a resume, (so we do not
need any resume there) like your name, address, all semester
marks details, 10-12th marks, college, area of interest,
main subjects in semesters, your current job profile, have
you appeared for any other govt./PSU exams etc.
While preparing for interview, everybody told me to stress
on technical and final year project and for HR questions,
but that proved wrong. My timing was in the afternoon shift
at 2 pm, and I was called nearly at 3.30 pm. There were 3
people in the panel. They seem to be very experienced ones.
They started with the question Ė
Q. Why I want to join BHEL.
Though I was not prepared for this question, as I was
expecting technical questions, but I tried answering that I
always wanted to join BHEL, I am very adjustable, and I can
perform well in the areas in which they will train me. But
the people were not much satisfied; they also asked me to
give a solid example for my adjustability.
Q. They asked about my family, fatherís job, brother-sisters
The people seem to be very lenient while asking, infact
some-times I felt that they are not taking any interview. We
were simply chatting, laughing in the interview room.
Q. Next they asked what preparations I have done for the
I told I have checked the BHELís site and collected some
information about it. Next I have prepared my area of
interest i.e. Digital electronics. My 2nd area of interest
was Microprocessors 8085 and they started with that.
Q. What do mean by 8085.
I told itís the serial no. of the device given by the
company Intel. But they were not satisfied and told it must
have some meaning. I told may its 8 because itís a 8-bit
processor and about other digits no idea.
Q. How many types of microprocessors do we have?
I told 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit.
Q. Do we have any 64 bit processor?
I never heard of it so told so.
Q. What is RISC/CISC?
I answered RISC is reduced instruction set computing and
CISC is complex instruction set computing.
Q. Whatís the difference between them?
I told RISC is generally used for high speed switching
operations and CISC is for general purpose like 8085.
Q. Do we use microprocessors nowadays?
I told we generally go for microcontrollers these days.
Q. What are microcontrollers?
I said it has memory inbuilt in it apart from microprocessor
Q. What do you think the CPU we use has microprocessor in
I told it has but not only microprocessor. It has other
Q. What do you think the other components are?
The answer of this question doesnít click me there so I told
Q. What do think Pentium uses RISC or CISC?
I was not sure with this so answered we can use RISC
Q. They told donít tell we can, what we exactly use
I told truly that specifically I donít know.
They stopped with this. I felt that they were not very
specified with some questions but the best part was I never
go nervous and maintained a smile through-out. They have not
at all mentioned about final year project or any other
curriculum subject. My advice to electronics people is Ė try
having a different area of interest other than
microprocessors because in my batch some 7-8 electronics
people came for interview all having same microprocessor as
area of interest. The people got little bugged up with and
asked some people donít you have some different subjects.
The interview will continue till 8 Oct. and results may be
out after 15th Oct. Please pray for me, hope I make it,
though rare hopes for meÖÖ.. Letís see.
All the very best to all other aspirants,