Accenture had come to my college on the 16th and 17th of October, 2012. The eligibility criteria was an aggregate of 6 cgpa (60%) and above with no current arrears.
To start off we had the aptitude test. I had read many reviews on Indiabix.com before going for the interview and to be honest the pattern was almost exactly the same as described by others. The test was conducted online and was for 60mins, consisting of 55 questions with no negative marking.
It had three sections, English, analytic abilities and attention to detail.
However there was an extra bit - an essay at the end of the online test.
English - passages were time consuming but the trick was to search for the matter that was relevant to the question asked rather than read the entire passage. The same passage appeared for alternating questions so if you keep reading it again and again you will be wasting time. Apart from this they asked antonyms, synonyms and basic grammar.
Analytic section - was mostly questions on Venn diagrams such as teacher-student questions and other simple questions. No questions from allegation or streams or trains or anything came. Cube questions were present such as if a cube is painted and then cut into x pieces how many pieces will be paint free on all four sides ...
Attention to detail had general questions such as a set of rules are given; based on these rules would you give admission to a student with given set of criteria. One thing about this section is that towards the end there are a lot of substitution problems which take lot of time. Best solution would be to solve these first.
eg. if + is / and * is + and / is * then which option is correct
After this, we were given a paper and were asked to write a short essay in 5 minutes. The topic given to us was "Education in India".
I was sure of clearing this test and hence wasn,t surprised when my name was called out. After this, we had pre-placement talk for those who had passed the test.
The next day we had the technical and HR interviews. There were 11 panels for HR and 9 panels for technical.
In technical they asked me about OOPS concepts and concepts such as operator overloading, function overloading, difference between string and string buffer and other simple questions. Some people were asked to write small programs such as Fibonacci and swapping numbers and some got problems involving pointers.
After this I was asked to explain my final semester project. Do not get into technical terms just explain the overview of the project.
After technical interview, those who did not clear were asked to leave and the others were taken for the HR round. In HR I was asked about what I think makes a good team player. Many people were asked to tell the panel what they knew about Accenture and its values. Check their site to find out the values and other details. After this they asked me for my location preference and then the interviewer asked me if I had any questions. I replied that the pre-placement talk was very informative and had answered all my doubts and so I had no questions. This answer impressed the interviewer. Do not make the mistake of asking silly questions at this point.
After this, I had to wait till all the interviews were over after which the list of selected students were called out. Thankfully, my name was included in the list. We were then informed that an offer letter would be sent to us within 40 days.
Overall, not much preparation was required but what was necessary was focus, understanding, a cool mind and confidence in front of the interviewers.
Hope this helps those of you who are going to attend interviews in the future. Good luck to all of you.