My name is Anubhav Sinha, a student of chemical engg. at NIT Surat. On 14th of May 2007 I got selected in Infosys.
That day we all saw the ppt by the company and the most interesting part of it was the video of their mysore campus... it was excellent also they showed us a record of tremendous growth prospects in Infosys and so many of us, sat for infosys although it was offering 2.7 lpa only initially..
So let me now come to the question paper part. There were 2 papers - paper 1 was of logic, reasoning and paper 2 of English. I am giving a detailed description of both these papers.
paper1 : it was of 30 marks and of duration 30 minutes .. no. of questions were 30. question 1 was of a cube painted with 3 different colours on opposite faces and of side 15cm, each side cut into 5 equal parts there were questions like
how many cubes will have 3 faces painted?
how many cubes will not be painted ?
total five questions were there regarding cubes.
Next 5 questions were of non verbal reasoning where you are given different figures in a particular order and you are asked to find the missing figure. they were easy... need not worry !
Then 5 questions from data intepretion. A simple table was given and very easy 5 questions were asked.... then 5 questions were from data sufficiency. a good knowledge of geometry was required for 2 of these questions.. rest 3 were only logical.. easy ones
Then 5 ques. were from blood relations. for this ques, i will advice u to make tree diagram bcoz there will be 7-8 names... tree diag. will make it easy.
And last 5 questions were syllogisms.. use venn diagram approach for this... these will be easy too. dont worry.
So, overall logical paper will be easy and you should try to score 25 or above in it although mine was 20 !!! (remember NO NEGATIVE MARKING)
Next comes the tough part.. English paper.. 40 questions - 35 minutes -1 mark each it will have a long comprehension, followed by a short comprehension. (5 marks each)(NEVER START FROM THESE 2) 3rd question will be "correct the phrases" (START FROM HERE)(10 marks) followed by 10 "fill in the blanks" type. this part will be easier (ALTHOUGH NOT EASY).
next there will be 5 questions of the type where you are given 4 statements A,B,C and D and you have to form a meaningful paragraph.(BE CAUTIOUS HERE) this part can bring differences. last 5 will also be interesting. a sentence will be given and out of 4 ways given, in which this sentence can be written, you will have to chose the correct one.
(OPTIONS WILL BE VERY CLOSE AND SENTENCES WILL BE LONG SO U WILL HAVE TO READ VERY FAST) NO NEGATIVE MARKING HERE ALSO SO ATTEMPT ALL THE QUES. my score in this section 27/40.
So a good thing occured with me that mine was the first name to be called out in the list of shorlisted students for interview.... !!!! out of 150 (approx.) they took 75 for interview.
As i entered the interview room, i wished my interviewer and with his permission took my seat.. he asked for my resume and without asking for my intro. told me with a smile " so,mr. anubhav, you have done very good in your paper". my paper was kept there only and I saw my marks ..!!!!!! so he started with my family and asked about my parents, and my siblings. i had 87 % in class 10 and 70% in class 12 .. he asked me the reason . i told the truth that i didn't use to study economics, computer and english literature... that is why i have less marks .. he was satisfied ... them he asked why i have 6 pointer in 1st year and 8.5 pointer consistently from 2nd year onwards ... i told him that sir, i prepapred for and qualified in IITJEE 2005, but i refused b.arch offered to me in IIT kharagpur bcoz i didn't like it.. i wanted to do b.tech... he was happy to know this ..
next he asked me 3 puzzles ..
puzzle 1: if i have 3 daughters and each daughter has a brother, how many kids do i have?? ( ans: 4)
puzzle 2: there is a pole 12 feet long and its shadow is 3 feet long.. if the height of the pole increases to 20 feet, will the shadow increase or decrease ???? (i confidently said decrease only to realize later that it will increase )
puzzle 3: suppose i work in a process industry and i come to know that after 3 days i am going to have a [power cut of 4,8,6,6,6, hours resp. on each onsecutive day, how will i handle this ???
this was the end of my interview and he said "that was nice meeting you" after a few hours results were anounced and 74 were finally selected. So take a word of advice, try to do well in your paper. if you do good in your paper and are selected you are already 90% in ..!!!