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INFOSYS PAPER & INTERVIEW - 22 FEB 2008

Posted By : Saion Chakrabarti Rating : +20, -0
Hi Friends

I am Saion Chakrabarti from Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology (TECHNO GROUP) and participated in the Campus recruitment drive by Infosys at Techno India.

The campus recruitment drive consisted of three parts:
i>a ppt presentation
ii>Written test
iii>HR interview

The Infosys written test consisted of two parts:

1>ARITHMETIC AND LOGICAL REASONING

1.A cube of 10 cm side was painted with a black border of width 1 cm on all its sides..the rest of the part on the surface of the cube was painted blue..now the cube was cut into 1000 parts..
a>how many cubes were uncoloured{options were given}
nd likewise questions followed{sorry am not able to remember thm}

2.Figure out the odd figure: simple ones {refer:RS AGGARWAL ,non-verbal reasoning, chapter:SERIES, yeah the pictorial ones}

3.a table consisting of the production of rice nd wheat from 1986 to 1996 was given nd questions followed like:
a>ratio of rice production in the year 1989  between the North zone and the west zone.
b>find the max. percentage increase in wheat production  compared to previous year. Nd likewise questions followed.

4.The question was a PUZZLE...it was something of the genre:-"There r 6 houses on both sides of a road.3 in each row. House A is of green colour nd is beside house F which is just opposite to B......" now questions followed like: which house is the yellow house, which house is located in the middle nd so on..{Practising the the first two chapters on PUZZLES frm RS AGGARWAL is more than needed}

5.The questions were on syllogism. we had to find out which were logically correct. {My suggestion is not to mug up those laws or even go for those venn diagrams..just go by ur gut feeling nd use common sense}  

2>ENGLISH
1.There were two big paragraphs, nd questions were asked from them..try them at last bcause they r easy but time consuming.

2.rest were on basic grammar like sentence correction, choosing the right option tht makes the sentence grammatically correct nd so on..{wht I feel is that U don't need to practice this section, it's just a test of the English tht u hve learnt frm ur nursery classes}

HR INTERVIEW
Well 52 students frm our college cleared the aptitude test..nd the HR was held soon after.
 Heres an excerpt of my Interview:
ME: May I come in Sir.
INTERVIEWER: yeah Saion come in nd sit down.
Now tell me something about urself, ur background etc.

ME: said.
INTERVIEWER: so U were into a lot of xtra curricular activities.wht were u into?
ME :sports ..specially long jump nd 100 m nd did a lot of stage-acting at inter-school level.
INTERVIEWER: so how many minutes u used to take to run 100m.
ME: around 11sec.
INTERVIEWER: wow, thts good u could easily go for the Asian record, by the way whts the Asian record?
ME: well, the world record is about 9.74 sec, but sorry sir I don't remember the Asian record.
INTERVIEWER: wht abt the acting?

ME: sir it was nothing much serious, it was more pomp than acting, we had a dramatic club in school nd we enacted topics tht were given to us nd we also did a play called "Saving Private Gyan" whch was a spoof on "Saving Private Ryan"
INTERVIEWER: U also said tht u love reading books, wht was the last book tht u read?
ME: all quiet on the western front.
INTERVIEWER: aaaah, All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque..so is it on World War 1 or World War 2?
Me: World War 1 sir!!
Interviewer: so how does the book start.
Me: said
INTERVIEWER: does it start that way?? or does it start "he had fallen forward and lay on the Earth as though sleeping.."
ME: it's the last line sir.{with a smile}
INTERVIEWER: Ok, u have read it. Now I have a small problem for U..say if u take a gas balloon to moon wht will happen to it?
ME: since theres no atmosphere or air in moon the balloon is not going to rise, but since theres gravity, less than tht compared to Earth, the balloon will start falling at a brisk pace compared to earth.
Interviewer: If theres no air or pressure on moon then why will the ballon not keep on xpanding?
 ME :then the membrane of the balloon will burst
INTERVIEWER: let it burst.. why will it not burst? {nd an argument followed}

INTERVIEWER: ok leave the balloon..U come frm a civil engineering background, why do u want to come to the IT sector?
ME: gave a short speech whch I had prepared with things like "who doesn't want to join Infosys"...."I want to b a part of the IT revolution tht has placed India back on the world map as a economy" nd so on..
INTERVIEWER :is the IT industry still growing as it used to b?
ME: No, everything is not good in the IT sector bcause of the rising rupee but every industry has its ups nd downs nd I believe tht the IT industry will b able to triumph over the difficulties.

INTERVIEWER: so tell me wht subjects did u have?
ME: said
INTERVIEWER: so whats a rebar?
ME: the iron rods used in RCC r called rebars.
INTERVIEWER: whts the full form
ME: reinforcement bars
INTERVIEWER: why do asbestos sheets have a wavy structure?.
ME: said
INTERVIEWER: say u were to find out how many razors r used in India, what will u do?
ME: Iwill send some ppl to the razor factories nd get the data of how many razors they r selling
INTERVIEWER: say if they don't provide the data.
ME: hmm..then I will hve to conduct a survey by taking a small sample space nd how many razors r being used nd the population of tht area..now I multiply it by the total population nd get an estimated data by taking into consideration various socio-economic factors {he he}
INTERVIEWER :any other way u cud do it?
ME: I don't think it could be done in any other way in a vast country like India.
INTERVIEWER: ok correct this form nd sign it.{I wrote same as above in my permanent address section}..now as I was correcting he asked me to name some African countries simultaneously while correcting the form...I started with Nigeria, Kenya...nd ended with Zaire nd Zimbabwe.
INTERVIEWER: wht was the previous name of Zimbabwe ?
Me: Rhodesia
Interviewer: of Zaire ?
ME: Tanganika J
Interviewer.. TANGANAIKA..r u sure..??
ME: No, sir tht was a guess.{for the ignorants like me:the answer is Congo }

Now he gave me a puzzle of some container containing 3 litres of water nd another 5 litres of water..which I was unable to solve but showed a lot of zeal to solve

Now he started asking me questions on my school..like wht was the motto of ur school {whch I didn't remember} nd so on.

And then he asked me wht newspaper do I read..nd cite some news of the last few days..nd then we had a discussion on the mob brutality in Asansol.

Last question was:
INTERVIEWER: how was the English paper ?
ME: Easy sir!!
Interviewer: So wht do u mean by "cold shouldering a person"
ME: Ignoring a person.
Interviewer: OK, Best of Luck Saion.
ME: Thank U sir.

Now there was long wait of 4hrs till our results were declared.. about 34 from our college got selected {including me of course}..nd we were asked to get a passport, nd not get a backlog nd not get involved in some criminal offence before joining Infosys.

OK thts it... best of luck to everybody..nd thnks for going through this long article.{whch also improved my typing speed}.



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