I m Mayur, an M.Sc graduate (2006 fresher). I had appeared for the test and would like to share my experience and give u a brief idea about the test. By now everyone must be aware that the paper pattern has changed. yes, its true. But don't FRET. It's not that difficult. It' s CAT Pattern. So one just needs 2 change ones mindset from puzzles 2 that of CAT. And then it woud be easy to crack it. One was supposed to circle the right answer and also was expected 2 show the working in the rough sheet provided. So please show the working wherever possible.
The aptitude test consisted of 2 sections:
1) Analytical thinking/logical reasoning -->30Q (45min)
2) English --> 40Q (30 min).
Analytical thinking/logical reasoning:
Ques(1-5):(based on arrangements) There are 5 books of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sanskrit, Economics. The order in which they are arranged with respect to the other and the page nos are given and then 5 question followed each havin 4 options each.
Ques(6-10):(visual reasoning) 4 out of the given 5 figures are similar in certain way. find the one which is odd.
Ques(11-15):(data sufficiency) Each question is followed by two statement, 1 and 2. Answer each question using the following instructions:
Choose 1 if the queston can be answered by using one of the statement alone, but cannot be answered using the other statement alone.
Choose 2 if the question can be answerd by using either of the statement alone.
Choose 3 if the question can be answered by using both of the statements together ,but cannot be answered using either of the statement aone.
Choose 4 if the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together.
Ques(16-20):(data interpretation) some statistics of population. the mortality rate, the birthrate etc.
Ques(21-25):(based on family tree). some relations given and then followed by 5 questions each havin 4 options.
Quest(26-30):(verbal reasoning) Choose the set of three statement that make a logical sequence from the given four.
a) the universe is confusing.
b) the stars and the sky are universal .
c) life is a part of the universe.
d) life is confusing.
1]cad 2]cab 3]bcd 4]cba.
1) There were 2 comprehension passages.
2) fill in the blanks with the appropriate words.
English section was pretty tough since all options were quite close and lot many questions were asked.
I had 2 rounds of interview. First panel consisted of 3 ppl. It was a HR interview, no technical questions asked.
Tell me something abt urself? hobbies? why u want 2 get into software? wht are your personal goals in life? abt the project? extra curricular activities?
They just want to find out whether u are a team player, a team leader. Ur learnability, ur communication skills. I was not asked any puzzle.
I have tried to give u an idea of how the new pattern is. I want 2 reiterate what I said earlier, just remember its not difficult just one needs 2 change ones mindset or else have a flexible one. don't expect puzzles. just be ready 2 face whatever u get and then u would be able to crack it. Last but not least I would like to thank all the members, authors and above all Friends MAM, who have done a selfless service in the form of this wonderful site and helped so many freshers like me. BEST OF LUCK to all appearing 4 the infy test. JUST HAVE A CHILL-PILL.
Chetna mam I don't have words to express my gratitude to you. wht was MOTHER TERESSA 2 the poor, wht is MEDHA PATKAR 2 the ppl fighting for the narmada bachao andolan, wht was Babasaheb Ambedkar 4 the untouchables. Mam so are u 2 all the freshers of this country. mam plz continue ur wonderful service. u really inspire others to contribute to this community we live in.