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Nuclear Engineer Interview Questions

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25 Nuclear Engineer
Interview Questions

  1. Have you ever been involved in an emergency setting? What actions did you and your team take?

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    • "Yes. It was during my b. Tech 3rd year again. When I was the coordinaror of music team and we had to perform in a given time slot. But at the final moment we got to know that we are getting a very less time. Then I hd to convert a solo performance into a groul performance And we distributed the parts on the spot. The choros and the interlude and other things and we performed that song on stage and we did it in time with loss of some performances but everone performed in that single song."
  2. Do you believe nuclear fusion will soon be a reliable power source?

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    • "It is possible. But fiRST we have to become self reliable in nuclear fission itself. Because nucLear fusion requires a vry large amount of energy to fuse the atoms. And this kind of energy can be obtained by fission itself. There is no other way in present days to achive such amout of enegy except for nuclear fission."
  3. How important are the following: safety, rules, and procedures when dealing with nuclear energy?

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    • "Nuclear Energy can be utilised in a constructive manner as well as in destructive manner so it is very important to handle this dangerous technology very well. So are safety measure and rules and procedures which keep this under check. With out proper safety of the man power and the equipment used in the technology it is not possible to harness the positive side of the nucLear energy. Fukushima disaster in japan in 2011 is a benchmark to remind us that nuclear technology should be handled with very care which is only possible by setting us certain procedures and safety rules."
  4. Why are typical cooling towers curved inward?

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    • "Cooling tower are meant to absorb the heat dissipted by the system using cooling fluids. A curved nature maximises the area which comes in the contact with the heat. And so heat transfer rate is higher."
  5. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

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    • "My greatest weakness is sometimes I get very confused between the ethics and logic. I am improving myself by not to overthink. What is professional has to be professional."
  6. Would you feel comfortable working with or under someone who does not have a college education?

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    • "It would definitely trouble me, as I would be working with harmful material and would prefer someone with a lot of knowledge and experience. At the same time however, I would hope to help and make sure that the right procedures are being done."
    • "He she must possess a sound knowledge. Nothing else matters."
  7. How do you handle stressful situations?

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    • "I sit and think about the scenario in and try to figurw out the best way out of the situation."
  8. Do you work well on a team?

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    • "Yes, I have worked with a team. My b. Tech final year project was on TL circuits which was done as a part of 3 member team. Also as an co-curricular activity I coordinated music team of my college."
  9. Why did you choose to apply with us?

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    • "Actually I got information of this program through BARC. I want to persue carrier in nucLear science and when I got to know that I could have masters in this field then I considered it a brightest opportunity to look after this program."
  10. Do you manage your time well?

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    • "Yes I think so. I try to keep myself busy with one task and what is to be done next keeps going in my mind."
    • "I personally do believe that I manage my time well considering what all I do."
  11. Are you efficient with your time?

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    • "I need to understand things properly without a proper understanding I prefer not to procede further and understanding something needs time."
    • "I threw the clock out the window to see time fly."
  12. Can you program in Java?

  13. Tell me about a time you worked effectively under pressure.

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    • "It was during my b tech studies. When I hade to register for the new semester and at the same time I had to prepapre my juniors for the convocation ceremony. And I learnd that if you are determined to do something nothing comes in your way."
  14. If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?

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    • "You can trust me on any task in particular I am very sincere about the work assigned to me. And IIT Kanpur being an elite organisstion in field of nuclear science I would be for me a silver opportunity to add a crown for this organization."
    • "I will make sure everyone has a donut every day."
  15. What are your career goals?

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    • "Research in leading field of science was my primary goal since childhood. But would also like to associate my self with a profession that leads to a direct development of the society and common people."
  16. How do you practice safety on the job?

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    • "By following rules strictly."
  17. What is your greatest strength?

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    • "Sincerity and ability to guide a team and my thrist for knowing new things are my greatest strengths."
  18. Why are you the best candidate for us?

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    • "I am very enthusiastic about having an specialization in this field and the research that I would carryout here. I am sincere and hard working and when given a tast I put my back into it."
  19. What do you know about our company?

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    • "IIT Kanput NET ptogram is not only an authentic program. On nucLear engineering in our country but its in the whole of asia. And I presume that the coming 30 years are going to witness a huge development in the field of nuclear technology. And IIT Kanpur is playling a major role is making engineers in this field."
  20. Why is it so important to follow the details so precisely in nuclear energy?

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    • "NucLear engineering is a dangerous technology. And technically if we see the anatomy of the reactions we can conclude that a very vast amount of energy is released in a very short time through a chain reaction and here we are onky going to control that chain reaction . If we are not precise in our approach... It will lead to destruction. Nuclear plant will become an atom bomb."
    • "Absolutely, since nuclear energy deals with radioactive material it is imperative to maintain a clear and thorough system."
  21. Tell us about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.

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    • "It was my B. Tech final year project. I was working on class of analogue circuits called as the translinear circuits and I had to design a filter using these structures. And at that time I was getting no positive results with my work. So it got a little hasty where I had to complete the project in time and I did it when I observed my mistakes and changed my approach."
  22. Where do you see the future of nuclear power in the next fifty years?

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    • "There is going to an enormous development in this field and in the Indian context also India has to become self reliant in the field of clean energy. And thete are new projects coming up for the purpose. But in next 50 years I see that about25 to 50 percent of the energy distribution in india through nuclear processes only."
  23. Tell me about a time when you made a mistake. How did you correct the mistake?

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    • "The biggest mistake I consider for myself was the time when I was in 3 rd year of my b. Tech course and I was coornating the music team of IET lucknow And I was organising an event sur sangram but I did not made proper arrangemant of the judges of the event. They felt very bad. I apologized to them but from Next time onwards I myself checked that they dont face any situation like this again."
    • "Nothing bcuz we we all be dead."
  24. Why is nuclear power a great energy source? In your opinion.

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    • "We are getting too much dependent on fossil fuels. The oil prices are already high and also it is not convenient for the environment. Our major economy is dependent of coal but according to statistics it would require a million times less uranium than the coak to produce same amount of energy every year and that too without gren house emmissions so nuclear technology is indeed a great source of energy."
  25. Why a career in nuclear power?

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    • "Its challeging. And it has a vast scope atleast for the next 50 years. Because this is the branch of science where anvancement in the field of science is directly affecting the common people. Electricity is the basic need of every one. And even if we consider the alarming rate of global warming it is very crucial that we develop our self towards nuclear technology."