I got selected in CTS in the campus selections held on 2nd july in our campus (jntu anantapur)
regarding the written test it was pretty easy but the only thing thats needed is the management of time.
1st Section : English - 25 ques 30 min
2nd Sec: Aptitude - 25ques
3rd Sec: Reasoning - 20ques
--> In English we got ques on sentence correction.
there was no proper ordering of questions.
if the first ques was identify the wrong sentence then the second ques was identify the correct sentence. it followed a jumbled manner.
so reading the instructions and going thru the paper carefully is very important.
--> Two reading comprehensions were given.
one was small and a little bit easy and ofcourse readable. the other one was pretty long. my suggestion is to attempt the long passage only after finishing all the other ques.
--> Jumbled sentences were given and we had to rearrange them to form a logically related paragraph.
antonyms and synonyms were not given.
this is all abt the english section.
Aptitude: this section was pretty easy.
-->questions based on venn diagrams were given.
eg: in a town of 1000 ppl a survey is conducted. of them 540 read newspaper 650 listen to news .........blah blah.... based on the info given 5 ques were asked.
2 sets of such venn diagram based ques were asked.
so a total of 10 ques were pretty easy and even a 7th class lad can do it.
then comes the prob on cubes which was a little bit tuf.
--> 2 cubes are cut into smaller cubes of 256 each and are combined together horizontally. then the cubes on the front and the rear layers are removed from the 1st,3rd,5th,8th,10th,11thand 12th columns. then the resultant cuboid is painted black. now answer the following ques.
1. how many cubes have one face painted. and ques like this.
-->the other set is on coding and decoding.
1 is represented as $ and 0 as *. then how 125 can be represented?
how 101111 can be represented? etc..
I didnt rememeber the exact ques but this is simple binary coding. this was very simple.
--> A person stands in north-west direction then turns 90 deg clockwise. then 135deg clockwise. in what direction is he standing now?
I didnt remember the other ques. this section was easy.
in reasoning we got non-verbal ques also.
4 figs will be given and we have to find either the odd one out or the figure that comes next in the series.
some ques on seating arrangements were given. I didnt remember the ques but there is no need to worry abt this section also. All that worries in CTS paper is the english section.
Immediately after the written exam we were given a form to be filled with our academic details and answers to few ques. marks in the individual semesters or years are required to be filled. so it is better to carry a sheet carrying the aggregate as well as individual yearwise marks and percentages.
a few ques like:
strenghts and weaknesses
what do you think are the essential qualities of a sw prof and what do u think u have to be successful as a sw prof?
are u relocatable??
so my suggestion is be prepared for these ques well b4 ur written exam. its important.
1hour after the written they have announced the results and conducted interviews in the descending order of marks scored in the written for each individual dept.
me: good afternoon sir.
interviewer: good afternoon take ur seat ravi.
me: thanq sir.
i: so ravi how was the day?
me: fine sir.
i: and how abt the written test
me: good sir.
i: lets talk frankly.... tell me how much guess work u have made.
( i was shocked with this ques because i have done pretty amount of guess work and infact that was really an unexpected ques. i was expecting tell me abt urself :-) )
me: just laughed
i: no ravi i want to know dont laugh lets talk frankly.
me: this increased my tension and said 50% ( this i said as i almost lost control because of unnecessary tension. infact i had to say some less number)
me : time was not suf for the english section and in aptitude i didnot understand the coding ques set at the first glance and this killed my time to go for cubes problem. so i had to go for guess work.
i: how many do u think are right?
me: all my answers other than the guess work are right. so obviously 50% right answers.
i: are you sure??
me: yes am confident.
i: so tell me abt ur academics, ur achievemnts and after ur degree. (i had an academic gap after my grad)
me: i explained all and our discussion went on my gap. (cts doesnot stress much on year gaps. It sees only for good comm. and technical knowledge. So all those ppl with gaps need not worry. In most cases they dont even ask for that. In my case as ive specified it before they asked so the discussion happened.)
i: in what tech areas are u interested.
i: diff bw c,c++
me.. c is a procedure oriented and c++ obj ori.
me: i explained
i: lets talk practically tell me the diff in a real life situation. whr will u use c and whr will u use c++.
me: i requested him for some time and i came out with a business application eg.
i: how will u connect a database to c.
me: thr is sw called pro c.
i: so lets talk abt that.
me: sorry sir i dont know abt that i only know the name.
i: lets move to ds. what is ds diff types of ds.
me: i explained.
me : i explained.
i: types of trees?
me: told abt all except avl and he asked to explain avl
i said sorry.
i: rate ur tech skills
i: indexing in dbms
me: i forgot and failed to give a clear explanation.
some other ques and this continued.
my interview lasted for abt 25min.
the interview panel was really cool and was asking only basic ques.no need to worry at all. just be confident and give answers straight from the heart dont ever try to bluff. if u dont know anything say that u dont know. if possible try explaining concpets using a piece of paper. dont hesitate to ask them permission to explain on paper. feel free in the interview room and sit freely and comfortably. if u want to think for anything just ask their permission like "sir can i take a few secs" .....
All the best for all.
Dont hesitate to mail any of ur queries to my id: firstname.lastname@example.org