Placement Trainings — What to Expect

Rashmi Rao
3 min readApr 2, 2021


If you are an Engineering student like I am, you will eventually have to attend job placements and this article outlines some of the major concept and skill-sets that placement trainings focus on.

If your educational institution provides placement trainings, you can view this article as a read-me note before you attend your official trainings so you know what to expect from it.

If you do not have access to placement trainings, you may use this article as a guide for self-study before you attend job placements.

Do note that I am currently pursuing an Engineering Degree in Computer Science with specialisation in cloud technology and mobile applications, and some of these concepts may be specific to my department of education, but I have consolidated general concepts and skill-sets that can be applied to nearly any placement training.

There are three major skillsets that placement trainings focus on in general :

  • Verbal skills (English, since it is the globally-accepted language)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Aptitude

In the placement training I attended, there were a few important concepts that they focused on based on the above mentioned skill-sets which I will list down below :

Verbal Skills :

  • Grammar (Subject verb agreements, articles, prepositions, etc.)
  • Vocabulary
  • Close Test (subject is asked to supply words that have been removed from a passage as a test of their ability to comprehend text.)
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Time Management
  • Leadership skills
  • Personal Branding
  • Resume Preparation
  • Group discussion
  • Personal Interview

Logical Reasoning :

  • Reasoning Analogies
  • Problems based on blood relations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Problems based on cubes and cuboids
  • Statements
  • Conclusions
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Order and Ranking
  • Problems based on Mirror images
  • Problems based on Water reflections
  • Problems based on Directions
  • Problems based on Dices

Aptitude :

  • Number series
  • Logarithms
  • Problems based on Percentage
  • Problems based on Profit and Loss
  • Problems based on Age
  • Problems based on boats and streams
  • Permutations
  • Combinations
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Problems based on Time, Speed and Distance
  • Problems based on Time and Work
  • Problems based on Trains
  • Problems based on Ratio and Proportions

Besides these, it is crucial to know the required concepts according to your current department of study. Internships and projects go a long way in adding value to your resume if it is your first job along with industry experience.

For the students that are working hard to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves, I wish you all the best and a great journey ahead.

Happy coding 🙂


If you want to check out how I blocked my placement training events on my calendar, check out this video :

Organise with me — Event Blocking on Google Calendar

Note: This article is not sponsored and is purely based on the author’s opinions and personal experience on the journey of learning. None of the links provided here are affiliate links and are provided only for the purpose of learning.

The author is a student completing an Engineering Degree in Computer Science with Specialization in Cloud Technology and Mobile Applications.

Check out this article on my Medium Blog : What to Expect from Placement Trainings — Student Edition



Rashmi Rao

A UI/UX Designer and a Frontend Developer with an Engineering Degree in Computer Science