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Tips to Prepare for M.Sc Computer Science & IT Jobs - Crack Your Placements like A Pro

20 June 2023

Information technology is a booming sector these days. Securing a future in IT allows you to innovate newer technologies, research, invent new things, solve critical problems, and, most importantly, contribute to humanity's betterment. 

Therefore, there is immense scope for anyone who wants you pursue jobs in the IT sector post their M.Sc graduation in the field of computer science. But getting a job in this competitive market is not an easy job. Two types of companies visit the campus for placement:
i) Product based such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc
ii) Service-based such as TCS, Wipro, Infosys, etc. 

What can easy tips help you prepare for M.Sc computer science and IT jobs and crack your placements like a pro? Read this article to get your questions answered. 

Written Test

Written tests are the first round of interviews, and many candidates are filtered out in this step. A company can conduct aptitude, technical, or both tests. These multiple-choice assessments are not very tough if you prepare well. Usually, you can spend 30 to 45 days preparing for this written exam. An employer usually tests the candidates' problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making abilities.

GD Round

Some IT companies conduct a GD or group discussion. This step is mainly organised to filter out the good candidates only for the subsequent round. Based on an individual's performance in the GD round, the employer can assess the communication skills and ability to jell with a team. These are two very important skills needed to excel in the corporate world. 

Technical Round

Technical Round is the most important round in the interview. This is where the candidates can showcase their expertise and knowledge on the core subject. The questionnaires are mainly from programming, coding, data structures, algorithms, etc.

It is advised that one master at least one programming language, C++, and Java, which are high in demand as they are object-oriented programming languages. Python is a simple language; you can easily learn it in 15-20 days if you know Java well.

Apart from this, you must revise your knowledge on certain topics such as operating systems, DMBS, Computer Networks, SQL, etc. Regarding placement, most companies are interested in the projects you would have done during your college tenure. So, one must be prepared for questions on these projects.

HR Round

HR round is mainly conducted to evaluate the potential candidates personally. The interviewer understands the individual's personality, background, strengths, and weaknesses and concludes if the candidate can fit well with the organisation's values and mission. 

 To prepare for this round, you can keep a list of frequently asked questions and their answers to questions such as:

  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • What are your key strengths and weaknesses?
  • What makes you think you are the right candidate for this job?

The most important part of any interview preparation is to research the company's background and the role before you say 'yes' or even sit for the interview. You can get an idea about the company, its work culture, and ethics from websites like Glassdoor, Ambitionbox, Quora, etc., where you can review the company reviews and read about ex-employees' experiences. A thorough research and analysis allow you to confirm your inclusion in the placement drive!

 Now that you have read about these tips, you must know that cracking placements is not a piece of cake. And it's not something you can achieve with a day's preparation. It should be planned well ahead of time, and practice more and more to become more confident about your skills and talent.

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