INFOSYS PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 26 JUN 2007 - CHENNAI
I am from Rajalakshmi Engg College, doing final year EEE, totally 238 attended the selection process and out of that 63 cleared the apps and finally 46 were selected, I am lucky to become one among them.
No prior preparation is required for Infosys apps.
There are two sections, Logical and Verbal.
Logical is easy and verbal is little bit tough, time will not be enough.
Infosys has sectional cut-off.
Individually u have to get 50% in each paper and in aggregate u have to get 65%-75%.
Infosys has upper cut-off, so be careful.
My % is 68.82 and I have an arrear, so average students don’t worry. The apps is:
Odd man out(Diagrams)-5problems
Data sufficiency problems-5problems
Total:30questions in 40min
2 reading comprehension
fillup with correct words
choose the correct sentence(error correction)
fillup with suitable phrase
Total:40questions in 30min
My HR Experience:
My HR was a lady, about 40 years, it was a rejection panel(I came to know later). It was stress interview for me and it lasted for 25min.
I entered with a smile. I was not asked ‘about me’. Here goes my interview,
HR:U r Manoranjan right!!!
ME: Absolutely right mam!!!
HR: Have ur seat.
ME: Thank u very much mam.
HR: Y do u want to shift 4m EEE to IT.
ME: Purely because of passion mam.
HR: Passion??? Towards wat???
ME: Passion towards IT mam, because I have learned fundamentals of c and c++ and a little bit of Java in my curriculum mam, so I want to implement my theories into practicals in Infosys.
HR: Y Infosys specifically and not other company?
ME: I was strong with the company profile, so I could escape by telling that.
HR: Y should I hire u???
ME: If u don’t hire me, within the next 5 yrs u will see a company rising against Infosys, and when u analysis the reason 4 it, u will see Manoranjan(me) sitting in the chairman seat mam, so it’s the right time to hire me and I m waiting 4 this opportunity for the last 3 yrs.(The HR laughed)
HR: What will u do if u r rejected?
ME: I will be very disappointed by heart mam but I will not leave hope and try for the next company.
HR: Do u play chess?? (I mentioned in my resume)
ME: Yes mam, I have the certificates of my district level participation.
HR: So solve this puzzle. In a 7*7 chess board how many maximum queen u can place with out intersection.
ME:I blinked 4 a minute and I took the paper and drew the pictorial representation and I explained it. The answer is 6. (She said Good)
HR: u r given five 5’s, I want 23 as the answer.
ME: I tried squaring, taking roots, but nothing worked out, finally I did it.
The answer is 5*5-(5+5)/5
HR: What new things u have learned recently?(seeing my resume, I had put I m interested in learning new things).
ME: I told I am learning Java from my friend and JDBC concepts. I am also planning to do a course in NIIT so that I would be fully equipped to Infosys environment.
HR: What do u do in Leo club?(4m my resume) (Actually I was not a member of Leo club, but to fill my profile I had included this)
ME: I told I have donated my eyes, I donated blood 4 times, and I dedicated my body to Madras Medical College, and I talked abt group work and many more lies as I told earlier.
HR: Give example for ur adaptability??(all 4m my resume)
ME: I told. (Lie again) But I was confident in my Lie, as though I did it really.
HR: Wats ur fav subject???
ME: Transmission and Distribution and Fundamentals of C and C++ mam.
HR: But I am not goin to ask that, Tell abt DSP.
ME: Mam DSP means Digital Signal Processing and it is used in many appliances, its latest version is DSP320c54x (who knows). And I told all wrong thing abt DSP, but she didn’t find out.
HR: Tell me difference between DSP and Microprocessor?
ME: I blabbered something, but with confidence.
HR: Ok Manoranjan, u can leave now.
ME: Thank u very much mam.
Finally, the result was announced two hours later, I am lucky to be selected. Only my confidence had helped me to get into Infosys.
‘Be a Lion, Be a King…’ Don’t worry abt ur low aggregate. If u r confidence u r placed. A Lion doesn’t wait 4 its prey, It Takes It..
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