ACCENTURE PAPER & INTERVIEW - 15 MAR 2007 - MUMBAI
Myself Friends K from JONDHALE college. Just yesterday I got Placed in Accenture after their tough & lengthy selection procedure.
GENERAL idea about accenture selection process-->(4 rounds)
Round 1 : APPTITUDE TEST
In my case for apptitude test nearly 700-800 students were present From 25 colleges. Around 300 students cleared apptitude test.
Round 2 : GROUP DISCUSSION
Batch of 15 students was formed, from each batch 'minimum' 5 students were eliminated.
Round 3 : HR INTERVIEW (One to One interview)
From GD about 200 were selected for HR and roughly 150 students cleared it.
Round 4 : TECHNICAL INTERVIEW
I would like to call it as the 'toughest' round. From 150 say nearly 40-50 students were selected who finally made it to Accenture.
I was the lucky one of them.
Detailed idea about the 4 rounds--->
Cracking apptitude test of Accenture is quite easy. But remember nearly 3/4 th of students of the total appearing fail to crack this round? Preparation for apptitude test is always needed.
Guidelines- Refer to previous accenture papers. Pattern of questions remains more or less same only.
Some type of questions-->> Venn diagram,
Fill correct word,
>> similar word for the word in italics,
if 1 stands for $, and 0 stands for * then what answer would suit the equation.
>> Questions on 2 passages
>> Date & day problems
>> Data sufficiency type problems
References for above--> Quantitative apptitude(R S AGRAWAL) SHAKUNTALA DEVI.
Guys who r not comfortable in speaking ENGLISH clearly, possibly dont clear this round?
>> Topic given to my group was Sharukh v/s Amitabh in KBC.
>> Try to speak clearly and to the point.
>> Try to be the leader.
>> Give examples to support what u speak that creates the best impression.
>> If you dont speak then or if your voice tone is not loud and clear and if you are seen nervous then you are gone.
>> The best way to clear this round is to take initiative if possible and try to conclude on behalf of your group members.
Interview Questions asked to me were-->
>> Describe yourself?
>> What r ur strengths?
>> What do you know about accenture?
>> Why accenture?
>> What projects does accenture works on?
>> Which are the top 3 IT firms in INDIA?
>> Tell me about the projects done by u?
>> Besides projects have u done any assignments what role u played there?
>> What are your future plans?
>> R u ready to relocate?
>> Which place u would prefer if choosen?
>> R u married?
>> Possibly at what age will u marry?
>> What does ur parents do?
>> Do you have any education gap?
>> R u sure that the information u provided us is true?
>> Any questions?
'Toughest round' and a 'thick elimination round' If u are a COMPUTER or IT guy then be prepared for some tough questions and be ready to write any algorithm or program which they ask u.
>> I was possibly the 10th guy for appearing the technical interview and all the previous guys were eliminated but i was prepared for tech round so confidently i cleared it.
>> They assured me that since i was a COMPUTER guy the tech would be tough as they Expected more from a COMPUTER guy.
>> I was asked to write sorting algorithm. Confidently i wrote it taking a example and explaining it. I constructed the algorithm step by step telling him the logic as to why i was doing each step and why did i not planned another solution.
> Questions generally began from interviewer's side and he began to go deep as he was to explore all what i had studied. Since my basics were clear i didnt faced much problem.
>> It took some 15 minutes for this round and since he had put me all the possible questions on sorting no more questions were asked.
>> But for those who were not comfortable in answering the first question were put many questions then and he saw upto what level ur concepts were clear and how much knowledge u have.
>> B prepared for this round as ratio of selection to rejection for this round can be guessed by me possibly as 1:10.
>> Confidence is tested at all the levels.
>> If u dont have the confidence then ur chances of selection are slim.
>> Refer to all accenture papers.
>> B prepared for apptitude first then only think of facing the other rounds.
>> B prepared for technical since ur place in accenture depends on this final round.
>> Pray to GOD then everything will work smoothly.
I hope u all find this useful enough to be aware of what accenture pattern is.
Best wishes for all the students-
I got selected on 15th March for Accenture. There was joint campus. there were around 800 ppl from 10 different colleges. they had called us at 8.30am. and they were on time. so better be on or b4 time for accenture placements. I was a bit late and so I missed the power point presentation but friends never dare to do so coz u need info abt the company in HR interview. so starting with i would like to give some useful tips.
there are 4 rounds through which u have to go through
3. HR INTERVIEW
4. TECHNICAL INTERVIEW
the paper for aptitude which we had was typically similar to the whole test paper posted by Sridhar at MJCET college. pls see that paper. our paper was similar to that. do solve the papers given. they help u a lot. basically there were 3 sections
1. Analytical ability. under this section we had 5-6 problems based on venn diagram, then 1 question based on realationship, then 1 q based on " there are 50 ppl. if i stand 17th from front. then what will be my number from back". a little difficult type on it. also we had some problems on data sufficiency in this type. some problems were based on directions.
quite easy section. we had to fill in the blanks using articles. then 2 passages and all. was quite easy and scoring
3. i dont remember the section name. but the problems were like if $=1 and *=0 then what will be thew represention of following. find which of the three quantities are alike. eg 122256664,122256644, 122256664. so quite easy. the other questions were based on * stands for +,/ stands for-, = stands for*, - satnds for /..then find the value of foll exp 5/6*2+2-4.. these questions were most diff part for me. as they were time consuming and u need little practice for them. so practice such prob. also there was an essay to be witten. my topic was "MY FIRST DAY AT COLLEGE". TIME LIMIT WAS 5 MIN AND ESSAY SHOULD BE OF 100 WORDS.
out for 62 students from each classroom 15 were selected. and i was happy to find that i was 1 among them. them immidiately we had gd. now comes the GD. my topic for gd was "AMITABH IN KBC V/S SHAHRUKH IN KBC"
it is imporatnt that for GD u speak some valid points. and convey them properly to ur collegues. be confident and speak well. my gd was like a fish market. during gd session of 10 min i hardly spoke 2 points. but atlast that mam gave 2 min each for conclusion. my conclusion was good so i got selected. out of 15 ppl she selected 10 ppl
Read abt the companys profile nicely. it is very important.
she asked me questions like
1. tell me about urself and ur family background.
2. what do u do in free time.
3. other than music what do u do? do u read any technnical magazines.
4. what did u decide to come into software field. who inspired u? who is ur role model.
5. ur marriage plans.
6. how imp is teamwork for u?.
7. have u ever managed any event in college.
8. who is important for u supervisor or counciler.
9. what do u think how will be ur first day in accenture.
10. are u ready to relocate.11. have u helped anyone grow.
only 1 question was asked. write a program for sequential linked list and insert a node into a already sorted linked list. the prog was really difficult for me as i had not prepared. but then i wrote some part of program and as i knew the complete logic of program i explained him the logic.
then he told me "u can go home" and "by the way u are selected". i was so happy. that atlast after so many rejections i got a job into Accenture..
let me tell u 1 thing...ALWAYS BELIEVE IN ALMIGHTY...WHATEVER HE DOES IS FOR UR BEST. NEVER LOSE HOPE. I WAS DOWN AND OUT WHEN I WAS REJECTED BY LNT AND INFOSYS. BUT NEVER EVER GIVE UP..SOMETHING BETTER IS WAITING FOR U!!!!!
BEST OF LUCK.. AND HOPE TO MEET U ALL SOON IN ACCENTURE.
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