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MANAGEMENT TRAINEE MINING_2012 INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE

COAL INDIA MANAGEMENT TRAINEE(MINING)- 2012 OFF CAMPUS RECRUITMENT INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE OF Mr KUMAR GOURAV

NAME-KUMAR GOURAV
ALL INDIA RANK- 2 (CIL OFFCAMPUS FINAL RESULT)
BRANCH-B.TECH MINING,GOLD MEDALIST
COLLEGE- IIT (BHU),VARANASI
RESULT- SELECTED
INTERVIEW PLACE: HOTEL FLOATEL KOLKATA

In the year 2012 Coal India had conducted offline test. Que were directly from GATE previous
year question papers. Due to some legal issue CIL Off campus written exam was conducted two
times and both the time same que were asked. Out of around 426 seats only 250+( don’t
remember the exact figure) had cleared the written exam. Almost every candidate who had
appeared for the interview got selected.After two month written exam result came and I was
called for interview at Kolkata.
Interview:
In the interview panel there were 4 interviewers. One among them was a HR guy and other were
from engineering discipline, all of them above or of CGM (Chief General Manager) rank. I had
worn formal dress and was well groomed. After entering the room I wished everyone
individually and asked their permission to sit. One of them took my file and started looking into
it.
Interviewer 1- So tell me about yourself ?
Me- I told them briefly about my education background and my hobbies etc.
Interviewer 1- You have a good academic score so why are you willing to come to CIL ?
Me- Explained him in my own way.
Interviewer 2- What is your favorite topics?
Me- I told all topics are favorite.
Interviewer 2:Koi to hoga jo sbse pasand hoga.
Me: I told Ventilation
Interviewer 2: Difference between booster and auxiliary fan ?
Me: explained
Interviewer – What is the permissible limit of Concentration of methane in an Underground Coal
Mine?
Me: Explained
Interviewer: Where have you done your Training ?
Me: UCIL, Jaduguda

Interviewer-Coal mines visit nhi kiye ?
Me:I have visited TISCO UG Coal mine in our Industrial Tour.
Interviewer-UCIL me ventilation kesa tha?
Me: In Metal mines there is not much issue of ventilation. (But he kept asking this question
repeatedly and when I said that to flush out the floating radiation particles that he closed this
question )
Interviewer 2-Have you heard about air lock system in mine ventilation?
Me- Yes
Interviewer 3- Where do we use it?
Me:- Explained
Interviewer 3- What do you mean by reversal of air current? When can we require to do so
Me: Explained
HR Guy- So why should we hire you? ( actually HR guy had this thing in his mind that I wont
join CIL and even if I join I will leave it after few years)
Later on when I joined CIL then I realized that why did he ask this question. Many young
executives who join COAL INDIA start preparing for UPSC or CAT exam and ultimately leave
it. Few leave the company due to its work culture and remote posting.
Me: I was ready for this type of question and had prepared well very convincing answer. Sir, I
belong to rural area . I have been born and brought up in a small village of Bihar. Since my
childhood I am hearing about these coal mafias, maoist , so these things won’t be a new thing for
me. I think I am very much suitable for this job. I can work at any remote area without complain
etc etc.
After this reply HR guy was very much pleased .
HR Guy- Payment of workers is regulated by which act?
Me: I dint remember at that time and said that I don’t know .( it’s answer would be payment of
wages act 1956)

My Advice To Candidates :
In interview you have to be yourself. Don’t try to hide anything from the panel as they will know
in sometime what are you.So if you know the answer just reply and if you don’t know then just
say with soft gesture that you don’t know. And be friendly with them as it will help you to
overcome the interview pressure. Go through historical background of your city/place. Have a
sound knowledge of your B.Tect Project , summer training/internship.

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