In this blog, I'll share my interview experience appearing for the 2024 batch on-campus recruitment cycle of Accenture.
Accenture is an Irish-American professional services company based in Dublin, specializing in information technology services and consulting. It is a Fortune Global 500 company.
Accenture visited our campus and was offering 2 roles:
- Associate Software Engineer (ASE)
- Advanced Associate Software Engineer (AASE)
There are total 4 rounds in the recruitment process:
- Round 1: Cognitive and Technical Assessment
- Round 2: Coding Assessment
- Round 3: Communication Assessment
- Round 4: Video Interview
The first round was an online assessment taken from college. We took the online exam in our college. Company officials were also present. They manually verified the details of each student one by one and then generated the login credentials for the exam.
- Date: 28 August 2023
- This is an elimination round
- Total Questions: 90
- Time Limit: 1.5 hours
It consisted of the following sections:
- English Ability
- Critical Reasoning
- MS Office
- Networking Security and Cloud
There will be 90 MCQs on the above topics. The English Ability, Critical Reasoning and Problem Solving sections were easy. The MS Office, Networking Security and cloud were of intermediate levels. The pseudocode section was of difficult level.
Once you pass this round with the required cutoff, you will be taken to the next round.
The selected candidates from the previous round got a mail regarding the coding assessment within the next 5-10 minutes. It was conducted on the same day, right after the cognitive & technical assessment.
- Date: 28 August 2023
- This is an elimination round
- 2 coding questions: 1 Easy, 1 Medium
- Time limit: 45 minutes
- Allowed languages: C, C++, Python, Java.
I got the following questions in my assessment:
You are given an integer N denoting the number of students in a class. The
class has N*N desks for the upcoming examination. But this time the examination
department came up with a unique idea to avoid cheating amoung students.
They decided that during the exam no two students can sit in the same row
or same column.
Your task is to find the number of ways in which they can make their students
sit in the exam by implementing the unique idea.
Alice wants to distribute some chocolates. You are given an integer N which
is the number of students, and an integer K which is the number of chocolates.
Each student should get aleast one chocolate. The no of chocalates distributed
to any two students cant be same. Distribute in a decreasing order way i.e.
the first student gets more chocalate than second and second gets more than
How many ways can the chocalate be distributed?
Once the coding assessment is over and successfully submitted, you'll instantly get an email from Accenture indicating if you have cleared the round or not.
NOTE: If you clear at least 1 out of the 2 questions, you'll be selected for the next round. This was not an official instruction from Accenture, but this has been the case for many years. In our case as well, those who had cleared just 1 question, got selected for the next round.
If you clear the coding assessment, you'll get the link for the communication assessment after a few days.
- Date: 01 September 2023
- This is a non-elimination round
- Total Questions: 63
- Time limit: 30 minutes
It consists of the following sections:
- Section A: Reading - 8 questions Text will be displayed on the screen and you have to read the sentences out aloud
- Section B: Repeat - 16 questions You will hear audio clips, and then you have to repeat what you heard
- Section C: Questions - 24 questions Very simple questions will be asked and you have to answer them. For example: From where do we drink water? From a bottle or a park? (The answer is "bottle")
- Section D: Sentence Builds - 10 questions These are jumbled sentences. The audio clip will be played which consists of jumbled sentences. After listening, you have to speak the correct sentence.
- Section E: Story retelling - 3 questions You will hear a story for about 30 seconds. After listening you'll have another 30 seconds to record and re-tell what you heard.
- Section F: Open question - 2 questions General questions will be asked and you are expected to speak on it for about 30 seconds. For example: Who is your favorite person and why?
This round is the easiest round of all 4. It's also a non-elimination round. That being said, you should still give the exam properly.
This round was an online take-from-home interview round. This is a Technical + HR Round. My interview lasted for around 20 minutes.
- Date: 07 September 2023
I was asked the following questions:
- Introduce yourself
- Tell me about your projects
- Follow-up technical questions regarding my projects
- What were your learnings from the project
- Describe a time when you saw a problem as an opportunity
- Tell us about any conflict at work and how you resolved it
- I see you have served as a team leader, how did you distribute the tasks among your team
- How did you resolve conflicts when working in a team
After 15 days, we got the list of the final selected students. Accenture selected 29 students from our college. I was one of them.
The interview process was easy overall. If you have a strong foundation in coding, then it will be a piece of cake for you. Even if you are not strong with programming, with a preparation of 1-2 months, you can easily clear the interviews.
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