IISc CEDT written test & Interview

We reached IISc (or TATA institute, as it is locally called) at about 7.30am. We were not having the right knowledge of how much time will it take to reach IISc. So we left the rest house at 7am.

The test was supposed to start at 9am. Rohan was whiling away with the newspaper. Then i too got involved in it. We then went for a walk in the IISc campus(actually jungle).

Ok. Back to topic.
About the TEST: The test started at 9.15am. It was 1.5 hr test. To our surprise the test was SUBJECTIVE as against OBJECTIVE as mentioned in the call letter. Main tabhi samajh gaya ki ‘mushkil hai boss’.

The Qs were of 1M & 2M like GATE but subjective. I solved some of them. It was ok-ok. I was on the boundary(may or may not be called for interview). The results were out at 7pm. I called my friends in Mumbai to check out.

I got selected for interview.

About interview: There were 3 Interveiwers. They asked mainly about my BE project. Then went deep into it. Asked some Qs on controllers (PI) as i used stepper motors & the proj involved a path tracing.
How to correct the position of the robot if it gets drifted from its path?
Which type will u use, accumulator or gain?
Write some eqns & explain.
What’ll the robo do if there is intersection in the path?
Then gave an eg & asked how the particular path will be followed.

Couldn’t do the controller part well. Rest was ok.

Then 1 of them asked about very simple basics of vlsi which i answered. Then my time (20min sharp) got over.

So overall it was…hmm… ok…actually, bad.

I m not hoping at all.

IISc interview call

I got a call for Test and interview from IISc bangalore. The test & interview is for the course “Electronics Design and technology (ED)”. The course is conducted by Center of  Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT), a center inside IISc Bangalore.

Test is supposed to be Objective and those who pass this, only will be called for the interview. The schedule for the test is
April 20, 2009 at 9 am at Central Hall Complex, IISc.

I am leaving on April 18 at 9am by Udyan Express. 1 day in advance for sight seeing. hehe 🙂

College File Submission remains a headache. Its scheduled on April 21 and we are still left with a expt in ESRP & PE. Also we need to submit the Project report on April 18, which is not ready yet.