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IBM Interview Experience - 24th February, 2013

Posted By : Nayana Rating : +228, -7
Day 1:

I ) Aptitude Test : each question has 2 min 15 sec.

Part 1: Series:

1) 1,3,5,9,17,33
2) 1,-1,2,-6,2,-2,4,-12,3
3) 4,64,1,1,3,27,2
4) 1.25,9,22.5,0.75,8.5,22,0.25,8
5) 44,4.4,0.88,0.264,0.1056
6) 11,17,-6,-13,24,30,-19,-26,20
7) 2,3,10,15,26,35,50
8) 7,-35,-34,-3,15,16,4,-2
9) 2,3,6,13,28
10) 8.2, 3.9,12.1,6.2,4.4,10.6,4.2,4.9,9.1,2.2,5.4
11) 1,1/2,3/2,2,5,1/3,16/3,15,12,1/4,49/4,7
12) 1/2,5/4,2,11/4,7/2
13) 5,50,10,40,15,30,20,20
14) 2,1,3,4,3,5,6,5,7,8
15) 6,9,18,6,36,3,54
16) 8,27,64,125,216
17) 6.5,8,8,12,9.5,24,11,36
18) 7/6,3/2,11/6,13/6,5/2
19) 369,12,15,18 [it may be not the right one]

And may be few more..

Part 2:

1) Work and time.
2) Profit and loss.
3) Distance and time.

And more quantitative questions, very basic and easy but keep an eye on the time because time is important in this part.

[They will declare the selected students to move on next round. I think, "cut off" was not high]

II) English assessment :

Well, it's the easiest round of the process. (22 question and total 20 min).

1) Few easy questions on punctuation (Specially coma and semicolon).
2) Active and passive voice (Very easy, so don't worry).
3) Business letter/mail (Just take a look on some business letters,their formation etc. The questions were basic and easy).

Example:

Q. Correct form of English:
a) Sam was with Shelly and I
b) Sam was with Shelly and me
c) Sam was with I and Shelly
d) Sam was with me and Shelly
e) None of these

III) Group discussion:

Many find this round the toughest one but believe me, it's not.

Just keep calm and steady yourself and state your view. Don't be nervous, if there are some fluent speaking person in your group.

They don't check fluency; they check the confidence. Don't be dumb , speak and speak whatever is in your mind. But don't make the discussion chaos. Give others chance and if you feel you are not getting the chance,then don't bother to raise your voice. Speak one, after that you will get the chance.

My topic was    "Social Networking is necessary or not."

They gave us 30 seconds to speak individually first and then gave us few minutes to discuss.

Some other topics:

1) Coalgate.
2) Living room is becoming play ground.
3) Women empowerment.
4) Indian education system is concerned about marks not the knowledge.
5) Love marriage vs arrange marriage.
6) Privatization of education.
7) Impact of cinema on youth.
8) Should engineers go for foreign job?
9) Gadgets and video games hampering childhood.
10) A day without gadget.
11) Politics and youth.
12) Populism vs reform policy.
13) Cricket is effecting other sports.
14) Print media vs broadcast media.
15) Do engineers need managerial skills?

IV) Personal Interview

I have nothing much to tell about this round because it varies interviewer to interviewer

but as I said before, be confident and positive. They may ask technical question or H.R

I was asked both, mainly H.R

They will ask about projects (basics, I hope; so no worry)

My few HR questions:

1) Tell me about your family and education?
2) Your two good points and two bad points?
3) He asked me about my college ( some genuine questions; it was simple chit chat)
4) What were my subjects in my B.Tech?
5) Have you done anything innovative in your life?
6) What is the difference between creative and innovative.
7) How is your adaptability and flexibility? ( don't just say "yes", give some points to confirm your answer)
8) Do you have any question?

My few technical questions:

1) What did you do in your project?
2) What was you part in that project?
3) I answered that I did some programming part so he asked me how I implemented that. I just gave him the logic.
4) Few questions from java.
5) What is difference between C and Java?
6) What is Oops?
7) Features of OOPS?
8) Primary key, foreign key

Keep your self calm. Be confident. You don't need to be fluent but confident. Keep him busy in answer or talking (but don't say anything irrelevant) If you don't remember any answer, try to put the logic or say" I can't recall"

After 10 min , They declared that I was selected.

All the best!!

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