Infosys Interview Experience - Northern India Engineering College New Delhi, July 3rd, 2014
I am Rahul Maurya, student of Electronics Engg. from AITH, Kanpur.
I attended an off campus drive held on June 23 in PSIT, Kanpur where around 400 students took part in the Infosys Online test. The selected students were called to NIEC, New Delhi for interview process.
Brace yourselves..this one is really long..!!!
The Online test is a 2 step process to judge your analytical and verbal abilities.
PART 1: Analytical Reasoning (Questions: 30 Time: 40 min).
This part comprise of various sections for the purpose of testing your non-verbal and verbal aptitude. The questions in these section are based on:
=> PICTURE REASONING (5 Ques).
=> STATEMENT REASONING (5 Ques).
=> DATA SUFFICIENCY (5 Ques).
=> DATA INTERPRETATION (5 Ques).
=> RELATION PROBLEM (5 Ques).
=> SYLLOGISM (5 Ques).
For this section,
- Practice the questions on these topics from indiabix.com or R.S. Agarwal, if you have it. Indiabix questions will be enough to give you an idea.
- Most of the students are not good at picture reasoning and it is pretty tough in this test (it was for me), so leave it for the last.
-You have plenty of time for this section, but do not waste it by sticking it to a single question and giving your head to it. Move on and come back at the end.
As soon as you get your part 1 completed, you can proceed to..
PART 2: Verbal Ability (Questions: 40 Time: 35 min):
In this part, your English knowledge is thoroughly tested by some really confusing questions. The questions of this section are:
=> SENTENCE CORRECTION (8 Ques).
=> CORRECT PHRASE INSERTION IN INCORRECT SENTENCE (8 Ques).
=> FILL IN THE BLANKS (8 Ques).
=> THEME DETECTION (6 Ques).
=> READING COMPREHENSIONS (2 RC, 5 Ques each).
Read some more interview experiences for the details of this section as I don't really remember them..credits to my super weak memory..;).
For this section,
- Knowledge of English is the key, those who feel a bit weak at it, start preparing as soon as possible.
- Questions are not tough, but they are confusing as all the options may seem similar to you. Focus on your spoken English skills because they are the key to crack this section.
- In the comprehensions, 1 passage is long and another is short. Leave the long passage for the end but try to attempt the short one first, because you might not get enough time to read two passages in the end.
- Part 2 is the most IMPORTANT..!!!!!!! Most of the people don't get shortlisted because of underperforming in this section..:/
There is a lot of air about the cutoff in these sections..but if you score around 70% marks in both the section..you are likely to be shortlisted.
TAKE THIS TEST SERIOUSLY AS IT IS ONE OF THE TESTS WHICH HAS THE HIGHEST REJECTION RATIO..(Also..it will open your doors to Infosys).
Yes, THERE IS A 90% CHANCE OF GETTING PLACED AT INFOSYS IF YOU CLEAR THIS TEST.
Out of around 400 people..63 got selected in which 5 were from my college..(This will give you an idea about the rejections in this test).
All the selected ones were called to Northern India Engineering College, New Delhi for the interview process on 3rd July.
NOTE:- Infosys interview is a single round process. It can be a pure TR..pure HR..or a blend of both..!!
- This interview is just to test your communication skills and the confidence with which you answer each question.
- You need not to be correct but you need to have the confidence about what you speak.
- Puzzles might be asked. If you solve it, very good..but if you can't, keep on trying until the interviewer tells you to stop. Don't quit as they just want to test your approach.
- Project is a must. Prepare your projects very well and be ready for the cross questions on your project.
- For CS/IT students, technical questions are asked quite often on topics like Pointers, RDBMS and SQL. For all other branches, technical questions will only be asked if you are very unlucky :p.
- Look confident and wear a smile on your face, these two are enough.
My interview took place exactly at 12:00 noon,and it was HR..and it went on like this:
Me: Good afternoon sir.
HR: Very good afternoon. Take your seat.
Me: Thank you sir.
HR: (Smiled) Ohh..so you got manners..!!!
I was surprised with his reaction but managed to smile..:p.
HR: So tell me about yourself.
Me: Gave a well prepared answer. (Don't include your family details in introduction because they are not sitting there to listen about your family. Tell them about your strengths instead.)
HR: Ok Rahul..I am going to raise a topic and i want to have some discussion with you. Just tell your views as it will not effect your chances of selection or rejection.
HR: What do you think of Anna Hazare? Is putting him in jail justified?
Me: Blabbered a lot about Anna Hazare and HR joined the discussion too.
It went on for around 5-6 minutes and he looked satisfied.
HR: Being an EC student..why only Infosys?
Me: EC and CS are part and parcel of technology. Also, Infosys is all about innovation, maybe one day i'll get a chance to innovate something related to electronics.
HR: Suppose you are sent to a village of Rajasthan and you don't know the language, you have to conduct a census. How will you manage ?
HR: You are sent to Chennai and you don't like the food at all. What will you do?
HR: Tell me about a new technology in IT industry.
Me: Told about cloud computing.
HR: What do you think is the future of Intel in mobile industry?
Me: Gave my views.
HR: Gave me a puzzle.. Draw a point at equal distance from 3 points which are equidistant to each other.
Me: I knew the answer, but pretended to think for a few seconds, and then answered that it will be a Pyramid.
Read short puzzles from the book 'Puzzles to Puzzle You' by Shakuntala Devi. Most of the puzzles in Infosys are from this book.
HR: (Being funny) I will be sending you to Chennai for 5 years, any problem ?
Me: Not at all sir.
HR: Are you willing to work on different technologies?
Me: I am quite flexible, I assure you.
That was it. We were asked to wait till 5 o' clock for document verification and told that results will be provided to TPO's.
On July 6, the email from TPO came and I was selected. It really took me on cloud nine..:)
Out of 3 students from my college who gave the interview, only I was selected.
Infosys HR's are the coolest interviewers and they don't really want to reject you..So don't give them a chance.
Let me tell you, don't get disappointed if you get rejected at interviews. Life gives a lot of chances.
I got rejected from TCS, Cognizant, Accenture, Principal Financial Group and finally, I am an Infoscion.
Hope it was useful..:)
All the best for your selection...!!!!!
For getting motivated towards Infosys, take a look at Infosys Mysore Campus (Fresher training center) over the internet.
Its infrastructure will be enough to motivate you..!!
See you at Infy..!!
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