HR Interview Question : Why did you get low grade?
10th : 69%
12th : 60%
1 sem : 65%, 2 sem : 60%, 3 sem : 64%, 4 sem : 69%, 5 sem : 80% (3th highest in the class), 6 sem : 70%, 7 sem : 77%, 8 sem : 82% ( 5th or 6th position in the class i guess )
Overall in Btech : 72.6%
It seems my 12th class marks & the first 2 years of my btech marks are pathetic. There was some family problem (can't share) when i was in 12th class. In my engineering, i didn't pay attention in the starting and participated in many college events (like dance, wall painting, annual function etc) due to which i didn't get good internal marks and my overall percentage became pathetic but i had scored good marks later on. Even I've got 80% twice and one of the top scorers in the class.
Is my this reason exceptable? Please share your views.
An honest answer is what an interviewer would appreciate.
Interviewers love to see how you have progressed.
I guess you must have already seen this scene from the movie 3 Idiots, but go through it once again.
You are in a MUCH better position than him. 👍
Hi sir i got less in my acedemics my pg percentage is 74 my degree n inter r 59 so wil i be hired by companies am i eligible
Hi sir am vinay ageer i have done my pg with 74% n my degree n inter are having 59% so will companies hire me my thought is do a bpo job for one year n then go to the development side
Will you be hired by good companies? No one knows. Think about it this way: Why would a good company want to hire you? Can you think of an answer? What is it that separates you from the competition?vinay ageerwill i be hired by good companies
The marks and your academic performance will only matter at the time of you entering into the industry. The 'good companies' may not hire you at once, but if you gain some experience in other companies, build your skills-set and develop yourself; no company will ever want to reject you!
That is already proved. I am the example of that. Never tell like you were sick or family condition was not good.
What is the best way to answer questions on your low academics?
- Posting this on behalf of @Achal
I did my 10th from ICSE board and secured a decent 85%. I moved to Delhi for my IIT-JEE coaching and joined a non-attending school. Things didn't work out as I planned and I got an extremely low score of 67% in 12th exams.
I joined an engineering college and completed my education with a percentage of 63.9%. Well, this score looks low on paper, but the university where I studied was such that the topper secured a percentage around 75%. Now, whoever sees my profile, the first question they ask is low academics.
Sir, What do you suggest should be my approach in answering these kind of questions? I am currently pursuing MBA and I have a work-ex of 21 months in a MNC.
@Achal - There's no 'right' or 'wrong' answer to this question. However, I'm curious to know if you were actually asked this question in any interview. In my opinion, the relevance of performance in engineering exams ceases to matter once you've gained sufficient experience.
With nearly two years of experience, I think you'd be asked more about your projects and work experience in the current company.
However, if you're asked - you've to tell them the exact thing you wrote in your question. It's believable and legit. Go with it.
That is completely faulted of our education system, If there is no value for the percentage between 60% to 70% then why they giving this marks. They should be clear criteria for Pass or Fail, no scope of average marks. Because due to this system of marks there is a huge gap between skills and jobs. I don't think the student got less percentage is not a good worker in IT Company. So don't be afraid, have a Faith in yourself and go to achieve your goals.
Thanks @Kaustubh & @Addy
I do agree that this is a flaw in our education system but since it's already there we could just be mute spectators. Having said this I don't think even companies can do anything about it, they have to shortlist 50 students out of a batch of 500 so marks is the criteria by which they do mass elimination (I am saying this in spite of the fact that I am a victim).
Thanks again @Kaustubh & yes I will let you know once I get through!!
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