Whole Testpaper - Example Paper 18
there will be 60 q,s 70 min
Here concentrate on articles(3q,s), synonyms(3q,s very easy) ,prepositions , and paragraph questions ( big paragraph some what tough )
dont start paragraph
It is little bit hard but u can crack ...Venn diagrams(2Q,s (VIMP),Blood relations ,clocks,seating arragements.
30---- Quantitative (VIMP)
prepare , Profit and loss , Ratio and proportin , and time and work , SI & CI.
here 70 % ( nearly 20 Q ) are only from Profit and loss , Ratio and propotion & SI & CI ...... don,t leave these three ....
some questions are
1. cost price of 12 apples = selling price of 10apples then profit%? (same q repeated for 3 times with different numbers ).
2. selling price given and market price given asked to find cost price .
3. cost price is given and bonus,SP is given asked to find MP.
4. a:b, b:c, c:d are given and asked to find a:b:c:d
5. a:b, b:c, c:d are given and total amount they have is given asked to find d,s share .
6. SI is given and for the same number of years CI also given .....etc and asked to find initial amount.( Related 3 Q,s)
Time management is very important factor . Never start with english or analytical. Start with quant then analytical finally in 10 min u can solve Eng.
overall the paper was easy .
even u know how to do but struct somewhere, blindly left and go for the other
Next GD one pannel min 10 ( in my pannel 11) he selected 4 from 11
current topics only he gave . Here 3 pannels got "Ragging should be banned in the campus" , "Is Foreign coach necessary for Indian team .
I got the first one. u have to talk something, they wil give everyone a chance.
i failed in 2 HR,s till now but i never experienced such a nice interview. He is so cool and helpful . He is so friendly and even helped
me when i structed .
purely ur subject, he didnt ask anyone from C, C++ ...
everything he asked from my core electronics like
what is Mux, Demux. How can we multiplex different signals.
then he asked What is microprocessor, What is the difference between Microcontroller and microprocessor.
about optical fiber operation ,
About my strengts and weakness he asked
finally he asked me any questions. I asked him a question on recent collabaration of patni with a Telecommunication company
which they didnt mention in the PPT . On that he nearly talked for 4-5 min .That question helped me a lot to get.
1.verbal 15 questions
2.Analytical 15 questions
3.Quantitative 30 questions
The verbal was like filling up the blanks... it covered articles, prepositions,and some common mistakes that we usually commit while using English (eg: like we say today evening instead of this evening).This section was quite easy dont take more than 10 min.
Analytical was also easier..here the logical thinking will help u more..this was my favourite part..very easy questions and I took last 10 min to solve this section..questions like relation puzzle,cubes puzzle,round table arrangement puzzle were present.
Here comes the most important section..they themself asked us to concentrate more on this part...I found it a bit tough..but remembering formulas and some technical methods of solving will make it easier..questions were from R.S.Agarwal covering percentage,proportion(especially milk water problem),profit or loss,SI...nearly 10 out of 30 were profit loss problem...
Nearly 120 to 130 attended this test n 80 were selected for next round
Second was the GD..
we were grouped as 10 members per team..we introduced ourselves n they asked us to give pnts why GD..when I gave my point I was appreciated n this gave me a good start.. then they asked us why Patni n why we choose computer field... then they gave us the topic.. r topic was ,Is China a threat to Indian software company,..they look only that we open up in delivering our points..Initialising alone wont help..infact the person who initiated in r team was rejected.. the main reason is he gave only one point n remained quite for the rest of the discussion... so key poi nt to be remembered for success in this section is be clear with ur points grab the chance to speak up, encourage ur team members who r quite to speak up(this shows ur leadership quality which pleases them )
Nearly 45 were selected to next round
Finally we had the Personal interview..
this is the coolest part...r Hr was cool enough.. a feel like speaking with a friend..
first ques to give the study history and family background..
one interesting thing happened..... instead of saying "I have a younger sister", I said it as "I have a younger daughter".. then we both of us laughed.. then I had few questions from technical part..I answered them well...
finally he asked "Do u have ne ques??". this was a nice chance for me..I asked him three questions..when I entered he mentioned tat compared to all I did the quantitative part more better so I asked him the marks which I scored in aps.. then I asked what they expected from a fresher.. he gave a big lecture n one thing he stressed is tat they expect the communication.. finally I asked him about my performance .. he gave some tips to improve my skills... thats it...
Thakur College of Engg & Tech, Mumbai
basically consists of 3 sections which include quantative ability,analytical ability & english section...all tat u ppl hav 2 do is b quick at quant(simple) where stuff like ratio proportion,%age,profit/loss,simple geometry,time & work & the like topics r asked...referring 2 r.s agarwal shud get u thru quant...as far as logic goes it was a bit tricky,but its manageable..stuff like binary form where if $=1 and *=0 then wat can ($***)+$* be expressed as????some questions on groups of ppl....all of these can b easily managed by solving some practise exercises frm ne logic/reasoning book...now,as far the english part is concerned u don hav b a rocket scientist 2 clear it...it is one of the most simplest n silliest questionnaires tat i hav ever seen...some vocabulary tests(silly) followed by article insertion(super dumb) n a passage wid some questions(super super dumb)...this section is not even worth mentioning so guys just chill as far as english is concerned n try n attempt it1st...
the apti consisted of 60 questions which ver 2 b answered in 70 mins...the subdivisons were as follows:
a) English(15 qs)
b) Analytical ability(15qs)
c) Quantitative ability(30qs)
Group Discussion (GD):
they made us wait a heck of a lot 4 this particular part...i cleared this part wid out ne stress at all...the topic given 2 us was "marriage:a social trap?" pls comment...the gd honestly was a cakewalk wherein if u speak up a little bit u wud b selected..jus b forthright n clear wid in ur views n don digress frm the topic...they give u fair chance 2 speak nehow...btw
v ver divided in2 groups of 10 ppl n there ver abt12 grps...don worry 2 much abt the gd..jus speak up in a concise way n b communicative...
Personal Interview (PI):
this,basically was conducted in variations 4 different ppl wherein some like me ver subjected thru both technical n hr interviews seperately while the others jus had a single interview...i will describe my experience thru both the interviews(hr
k,ther was this expressionless man sitting in ther who as i entered asked me 2 take a seat n straightaway asked me the time...it was around 9.30 in the night n then he asked me as 2 ven i had come 2 college...i told him at abt 9 in the morning...he asked r u not tired after staying 4 so long??i tried 2 evade his question but eventually replied tat though i was a bit stressed i was very happy wid the way the selection process was conducted & it was a very fair process..he then asked usual stuff like tell me abt urself,where i tol him abt myself n y i wanted 2 b in the s/w industry...he asked me stuff like wat i thought was challenging abt the s/w industry..2 which i replied i liked erp-sap systems n the challenges faced by the industry 2 implement it in various sectors....actually,ppl 2 b honest wid i think they chk ur confidence n communication skills,the latter being the only 1 i was counting upon....after some more grilling,he said i wud hav 2 go 4 a technical interview 4 abt 5-10 mins...this was the only scary part 4 me....
a smart looking man with a mprominent moustache who was very polite took my technical interview..he again asked me
the same things like tell me abt urself n stuff...i gave the same damn answers which i had given during the time of my hr
interview..he asked me abt bubble sort algorithm which i wrote n then went in2 some confusing details abt for loops n stuff..i gave some ans 2 which he wasnt convinced...he then said 4get programming n asked me a puzzle which i attempted but cudnt solve ultimately..he tol me tat he dint expect me 2 give the answer 2 tat puzzle n many others had failed in doing so...he then wished me luck n tat was the end of my interview...
then they declared the results at abt 11.30 in the night ven everybody was dizzy n hungry n almost asleep..but neways the joy of getting selected overpowered all of tat...i must admit their selection process is very fair,n u get a fair chance...but at times more than the actual inerviews or the gds,the waiting period makes u feel like jus walking out...but as they say"good things don come easy"...os,guys if u r like me wid average %age,lack of interest in engg but gud communicational skills n other interests i suggest u still try n pick up placements bcoz every1 out ther is jus like us even though they may hav gr8 marks..n also all companies look 4 nowadays r adequate communication skills n reasonable analytical skills.......so y give up an opportunity,ven its comin walking up2 u,isnt it????