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Here is the list of the most commonly asked questions during the interviews.

Hope this
helps to most of you
1. Introduce yourself?
2. What are your career preferences?
3. How much salary you are expecting?
4. What is your plan regarding continuing your education?
5. Tell us about your hobbies?
6. What are your strengths & weaknesses?
7. Are you ready to work in a team?
8. Can you work in stress?
9. What good things you liked in your ex boss?
10. How do you feel working on weekend?
11. Define success?
12. How good your communication is?
13. Where do you see yourself in next 2 years?
14. You like trying new things or stay with old ones?
15. Why you have applied for this position?
16. Tell us about your family?
17. Areas where you can revamp your skills?
18. What if you are not selected for this position?
19. What makes you feel that you are the best candidate for this position?
20. What you preferred, money or work?
21. Tell us about your subjects?
23. What is your greatest strength?
24. What are you looking for in a job?
25.What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
26. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
27. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
28. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
29. What motivates you to do your best on the job?
30. Describe your management style.
31. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
32. Describe your work ethic.
33.What qualities do you look for in a boss?

34.What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?


35. Do you have any questions for me?

Question

1.

Tell

me

about

yourself.

This is the first question you could be asked in any interview. This may sound simple but if
you are unprepared you could be in big problem. So just prepare yourself for this simple yet
difficult question Start with one two lines about yourself, who you are ? a brief 1 line about
your family [ this depends on what kind of interview you are going through] and lastly why
are you the best suited person for this job. Tell about your achievements but never sound
too proud of your achievements, highlight yourself but with decency. Remember the golden
rule
First Impression is the last impression.
Question

2:

What

are

your

greatest

strengths?

This question is to judge how you present yourself, are you the person who talks too much,
are you arrogant or are you the one who just do what others say and thus never realized
your

strengths.

The answer to this question should be linked with facts and figures if possible. If you had
any previous achievements say you lead a team which did wonderful and thus you are a
team leader and all. Highlight yourself, tell your strengths but be sure it is well supported
and you just dont start sayings just to impress. Remember the HR person will grill you if he
even finds an iota of doubt in what you are saying. Some points on which you could support
your answer could be honesty, leadership, tech savvy, confident, good communication
skills, positive attitude, motivational and inspirational leader etc.
So just prepare yourself for this question, make a mental note of all your achievements.
Question

3:

What

are

your

greatest

weaknesses?

Now this is the question which could either end your interview or could just get you the job.
Dont mince with words, at the same time just dont be too blunt. Tell your weakness but
also tell what you are doing to over come it. Never say I can not do this. Instead say, I have
never done this but I am eager to learn and am sure if our company needs it I will do it.

Note Never say your company or what would be my position in your company, use our
company. Some HR people might ask you why you are saying our before selection then do
say its because I am confident that I am the best person for this vacancy.
Question 4: Tell me about something you did or failed to do that you now feel a
little

ashamed

of.

This question is just to see how you react to embarrassing situations. Of course you just can
not say SKIP THIS PLEASE. So better prepare yourself. Take your time to reply to this one,
at first say I am really finding it very hard to find any such situation as I believe the best
way to avoid shame is never do such things.
Most of the interviewers just will proceed to another question but if he or she insists to
elaborate then give any appropriate reply but be sure it should not sound that you are so
regretful

that

it

still

has

mental

leaving

(or

impact

on

you.

Remember

Life must go on.no matter what


Question

5:

Why

are

you

did

you

leave)

this

position?

By asking this question, the interviewer just wishes to see how much respect you give to
your management, colleagues etc. So never say bad words about any of your earlier
employers or management. Remember Never talk bad about any one even if he or she
has been the worst boss.
There

can

be

two

situation

First is when you already have one job In this situation tell truthfully that you see a bright
future or this work profile suits you more than current one or so. Never say I am joining
you because you pay more. If you say so, 99% chances are you would be thrown out of
interview.
Secondly

when

you

are

fresher

or

you

dont

have

any

job

If you have been fired, then tell them why you were fired, what you have learnt from that
incident and what are you doing to make sure this would never happen again in life. Dont
hide the facts, companies do check each and every individual so even if you dont tell them,
they know it.
If you are a fresher then you just say I am fresher and you are done with this question

Question

6:

Why

should

hire

you?

The most commonly asked question but the question which is most difficult to answer.
Before you enter any interview make sure you have read about the company, job profile and
all. As soon as this question is asked, start matching your personality traits with the job
requirements.

Show

how

you

are

the

best

suited

person

for

this

job.

For example If you are going for a job which involves marketing, then convince the
interview that you have a personality which is best suited for this job.
The bottom line is Match yourself with what the job profile is and thus the interviewer
should feel that you are the best person for the job.
Question

Where

do

you

see

yourself

five

years

from

now?

This question is usually asked to see how much ambitious you are and what is your actual
reason for joining the company. If you say I see myself as one of the richest manager in
town forget about the job and leave. You need to show that you are a person with focused
aims and you are willing to work to fulfill your dreams. Dont be over ambitious and say I
want to be in board of directors in next 5 years. Of course that is not possible unless lady
luck stays with you 24*7 for all 5 years.
During an interview I said I want to see me at your post and you in top management and
believe me, the interviewer had a very good laugh and said that was really clever. I dont
suggest you to say this every time but yes if you feel the person has a jolly nature you can
say so
Question 8: Why do you want to work at our company?
This question is asked to check whether you know about the company and work profile or it
was just that you got a call from your friend and you walked in the interview.
So do your homework and check annual reports of company, browse website or any relevant
data. See the areas where company is growing and match your skills with it. Show the
interviewer how you could add to the overall profit of company.
Question

9:

What

are

your

hobbies?

This question is asked to judge your personality. I have seen hundreds of resume which say

Hobbies reading books, listening songs, browsing internet , sleeping.

For god sake dont copy it from others resume and use it. Write what you actually do. Dont
write I have a hobby of reading books when you could not even name 1 book if asked for.
Never be fake, tell them truthfully what you do.
Mention some hobbies which are directly or indirectly linked with job. But make sure you
have that hobby. If not then say what you actually do. Different people have different
hobbies, so there is nothing to be ashamed off.

M-20 CONCRETE MIX DESIGN


As per IS 10262-2009 & MORT&H
A1

Stipulations for Proportioning

1
Grade Designation

M20

Type of Cement

OPC 53 grade confirming to IS12269-1987

Maximum Nominal Aggregate Size

20 mm

Minimum Cement Content (MORT&H


1700-3 A)

250 kg/m3

Maximum Water Cement Ratio (MORT&H


1700-3 A)

0.5

Workability (MORT&H 1700-4)

25 mm (Slump)

Exposure Condition

Normal

Degree of Supervision

Good

10

Type of Aggregate

Crushed Angular Aggregate

Maximum Cement Content (MORT&H Cl.


1703.2)

540 kg/m3

Chemical Admixture Type

Superplasticiser Confirming to IS9103

11

A2

Test Data for Materials

1
Cement Used

Coromandal King OPC 53 grade

Sp. Gravity of Cement

3.15

Sp. Gravity of Water

1.00

Chemical Admixture

Not Used

Sp. Gravity of 20 mm Aggregate

2.884

Sp. Gravity of 10 mm Aggregate

2.878

Sp. Gravity of Sand

2.605

Water Absorption of 20 mm Aggregate

0.97%

Water Absorption of 10 mm Aggregate

0.83%

Water Absorption of Sand

1.23%

Free (Surface) Moisture of 20 mm


Aggregate

nil

Free (Surface) Moisture of 10 mm


Aggregate

nil

Free (Surface) Moisture of Sand

nil

10

11

12

13

14

15

15

Sieve Analysis of Individual Coarse


Aggregates

Separate Analysis Done

Sieve Analysis of Combined Coarse


Aggregates

Separate Analysis Done

Sp. Gravity of Combined Coarse


Aggregates

2.882

Sieve Analysis of Fine Aggregates

Separate Analysis Done

16

A3

Target Strength for Mix Proportioning

1
Target Mean Strength (MORT&H 1700-5)

30N/mm2

Characteristic Strength @ 28 days

20N/mm2

A4
1

Selection of Water Cement Ratio


Maximum Water Cement Ratio (MORT&H
1700-3 A)

0.5

Adopted Water Cement Ratio

0.5

A5

Selection of Water Content

1
Maximum Water content (10262-table-2) 186 Lit.
2

Estimated Water content for 25 mm


Slump

145 Lit.

Superplasticiser used

nil

A6
1

Calculation of Cement Content


Water Cement Ratio

0.5

2
Cement Content (145/0.5)

290 kg/m3
Which is greater then 250 kg/m3

A7

Proportion of Volume of Coarse Aggregate & Fine Aggregate Content

1
Vol. of C.A. as per table 3 of IS 10262

62.00%

Adopted Vol. of Coarse Aggregate

65.00%

Adopted Vol. of Fine Aggregate ( 1-0.65)

35.00%

A8

Mix Calculations

1
Volume of Concrete in m3

1.00

Volume of Cement in m3

0.09

2
(Mass of Cement) / (Sp. Gravity of
Cement)x1000
3
Volume of Water in m3

0.145

(Mass of Water) / (Sp. Gravity of


Water)x1000
4
Volume of Admixture @ 0% in m3

nil

(Mass of Admixture)/(Sp. Gravity of


Admixture)x1000
5
Volume of All in Aggregate in m3

0.763

Sr. no. 1 (Sr. no. 2+3+4)


6
Volume of Coarse Aggregate in m3

0.496

Sr. no. 5 x 0.65


7

Volume of Fine Aggregate in m3

0.267

Sr. no. 5 x 0.35


A9

Mix Proportions for One Cum of Concrete (SSD Condition)

1
Mass of Cement in kg/m3

290

Mass of Water in kg/m3

145

Mass of Fine Aggregate in kg/m3

696

Mass of Coarse Aggregate in kg/m3

1429

Mass of 20 mm in kg/m

1029

Mass of 10 mm in kg/m

400

5
Mass of Admixture in kg/m3

nil

Water Cement Ratio

0.5

The mix design M-40 grade for Pier (Using Admixture Fosroc) provided here is for
reference purpose only. Actual site conditions vary and thus this should be adjusted as per
the location and other factors.
Parameters for mix design M40
Grade Designation = M-40
Type of cement = O.P.C-43 grade
Brand of cement = Vikram ( Grasim )
Admixture = Fosroc ( Conplast SP 430 G8M )
Fine Aggregate = Zone-II
Sp. Gravity Cement = 3.15
Fine Aggregate = 2.61

Coarse Aggregate (20mm) = 2.65


Coarse Aggregate (10mm) = 2.66
Minimum Cement (As per contract) = 400 kg / m3
Maximum water cement ratio (As per contract) = 0.45
Mix Calculation: 1. Target Mean Strength = 40 + (5 X 1.65) = 48.25 Mpa
2. Selection of water cement ratio:Assume water cement ratio = 0.4
3. Calculation of cement content: Assume cement content 400 kg / m3
(As per contract Minimum cement content 400 kg / m3)
4. Calculation of water: 400 X 0.4 = 160 kg Which is less than 186 kg (As per Table No. 4, IS: 10262)
Hence o.k.
5. Calculation for C.A. & F.A.: As per IS : 10262 , Cl. No. 3.5.1
V = [ W + (C/Sc) + (1/p) . (fa/Sfa) ] x (1/1000)
V = [ W + (C/Sc) + {1/(1-p)} . (ca/Sca) ] x (1/1000)
Where
V = absolute volume of fresh concrete, which is equal to gross volume (m 3) minus the
volume of entrapped air ,
W = mass of water ( kg ) per m3 of concrete ,
C = mass of cement ( kg ) per m3 of concrete ,
Sc = specific gravity of cement,
(p) = Ratio of fine aggregate to total aggregate by absolute volume ,

(fa) , (ca) = total mass of fine aggregate and coarse aggregate (kg) per m3 of
Concrete respectively, and
Sfa , Sca = specific gravities of saturated surface dry fine aggregate and Coarse aggregate
respectively.
As per Table No. 3 , IS-10262, for 20mm maximum size entrapped air is 2% .
Assume F.A. by % of volume of total aggregate = 36.5 %
0.98 = [ 160 + ( 400 / 3.15 ) + ( 1 / 0.365 ) ( Fa / 2.61 )] ( 1 /1000 )
=> Fa = 660.2 kg
Say Fa = 660 kg.
0.98 = [ 160 + ( 400 / 3.15 ) + ( 1 / 0.635 ) ( Ca / 2.655 )] ( 1 /1000 )
=> Ca = 1168.37 kg.
Say Ca = 1168 kg.
Considering 20 mm : 10mm = 0.6 : 0.4
20mm = 701 kg .
10mm = 467 kg .
Hence Mix details per m3
Cement = 400 kg
Water = 160 kg
Fine aggregate = 660 kg
Coarse aggregate 20 mm = 701 kg
Coarse aggregate 10 mm = 467 kg
Admixture = 0.6 % by weight of cement = 2.4 kg.
Recron 3S = 900 gm
Water: cement: F.A.: C.A. = 0.4: 1: 1.65: 2.92

Observation:
A. Mix was cohesive and homogeneous.
B. Slump = 110mm
C. No. of cube casted = 12 Nos.
7 days average compressive strength = 51.26 MPa.
28 days average compressive strength = 62.96 MPa which is greater than 48.25MPa
Hence the mix is accepted.

M-25 CONCRETE MIX DESIGN


As per IS 10262-2009 & MORT&H
A1

Stipulations for Proportioning

1
Grade Designation

M25

Type of Cement

OPC 53 grade confirming to IS12269-1987

Maximum Nominal Aggregate Size

20 mm

Minimum Cement Content (MORT&H 17003 A)


310 kg/m3
Maximum Water Cement Ratio (MORT&H
1700-3 A)

0.45

Workability (MORT&H 1700-4)

50-75 mm (Slump)

Exposure Condition

Normal

Degree of Supervision

Good

Type of Aggregate

Crushed Angular Aggregate

10

Maximum Cement Content (MORT&H Cl.


1703.2)

540 kg/m3

Chemical Admixture Type

Superplasticiser Confirming to IS9103

11

A2

Test Data for Materials

1
Cement Used

Coromandal King OPC 53 grade

Sp. Gravity of Cement

3.15

Sp. Gravity of Water

1.00

Chemical Admixture

BASF Chemicals Company

Sp. Gravity of 20 mm Aggregate

2.884

Sp. Gravity of 10 mm Aggregate

2.878

Sp. Gravity of Sand

2.605

Water Absorption of 20 mm Aggregate

0.97%

Water Absorption of 10 mm Aggregate

0.83%

Water Absorption of Sand

1.23%

Free (Surface) Moisture of 20 mm


Aggregate

nil

Free (Surface) Moisture of 10 mm


Aggregate

nil

Free (Surface) Moisture of Sand

nil

Sieve Analysis of Individual Coarse

Separate Analysis Done

10

11

12

13

14

Aggregates
15

15

Sieve Analysis of Combined Coarse


Aggregates

Separate Analysis Done

Sp. Gravity of Combined Coarse


Aggregates

2.882

Sieve Analysis of Fine Aggregates

Separate Analysis Done

16

A3

Target Strength for Mix Proportioning

1
Target Mean Strength (MORT&H 1700-5)

36N/mm2

Characteristic Strength @ 28 days

25N/mm2

A4
1

Selection of Water Cement Ratio


Maximum Water Cement Ratio (MORT&H
1700-3 A)

0.45

Adopted Water Cement Ratio

0.43

A5

Selection of Water Content

Maximum Water content (10262-table-2)

186 Lit.

Estimated Water content for 50-75 mm


Slump

138 Lit.

Superplasticiser used

0.5 % by wt. of cement

A6

Calculation of Cement Content

Water Cement Ratio

0.43

Cement Content (138/0.43)

320 kg/m3

Which is greater then 310 kg/m3


A7

Proportion of Volume of Coarse Aggregate & Fine Aggregate Content

1
Vol. of C.A. as per table 3 of IS 10262

62.00%

Adopted Vol. of Coarse Aggregate

62.00%

Adopted Vol. of Fine Aggregate ( 1-0.62)

38.00%

A8

Mix Calculations

1
Volume of Concrete in m3

1.00

Volume of Cement in m3

0.10

2
(Mass of Cement) / (Sp. Gravity of
Cement)x1000
3
Volume of Water in m3

0.138

(Mass of Water) / (Sp. Gravity of


Water)x1000
4
Volume of Admixture @ 0.5% in m3

0.00134

(Mass of Admixture)/(Sp. Gravity of


Admixture)x1000
5
Volume of All in Aggregate in m3

0.759

Sr. no. 1 (Sr. no. 2+3+4)


6
Volume of Coarse Aggregate in m3

0.471

Sr. no. 5 x 0.62


7
Volume of Fine Aggregate in m3
Sr. no. 5 x 0.38

0.288

A9

Mix Proportions for One Cum of Concrete (SSD Condition)

1
Mass of Cement in kg/m3

320

Mass of Water in kg/m3

138

Mass of Fine Aggregate in kg/m3

751

Mass of Coarse Aggregate in kg/m3

1356

Mass of 20 mm in kg/m

977

Mass of 10 mm in kg/m3

380

Mass of Admixture in kg/m3

1.60

Water Cement Ratio

0.43