Infosys Interview Experience - Dehradun, October 20, 2014
Infosys visited the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies campus on 20th Oct'14.
The Eligibility criteria was 65% and no active backlogs.
It was 2 Day Selection Process and the agenda was as follows:
* PPT (Pre Placement Talk).
* Online Test.
* Technical + HR Interview.
Starting with the PPT, they basically talked about why you should join Infosys, Presented some of their breakthrough projects and boasted about their fancy Mysore campus, the swimming pools and bowling alley's in it. (Which were far more tempting than the package they were offering)
Then came the Online Test:
It was divided into 3 Sections:
1. Arithmetic Reasoning & Analytical Thinking: 15 questions 25 mins.
(5 -> Data Sufficiency, 5 -> Logical Deduction, 5 -> Data Interpretation)
-- Questions were pretty simple and straightforward and 25 mins were more than enough to attempt them twice.
2. Mathematical critical thinking and Logical reasoning: 10 questions 35 mins.
(Ratio, Cryptography, Speed Distance Time, Picture Puzzle, P & C, Arrangements)
-- These questions were also easy and pretty standard.
Eg: The crypto was the common PAT+EAT = APPLE or something like that.
The only time consuming question was the Seating Arrangement.
3. Verbal Ability: 40 questions 35 mins.
(Spotting errors, Fill in the blanks, Sentence improvement, Theme detection, 2 Reading Comprehensions)
-- This was the section which made the real difference, Less than 1 minute for each question and the passages were time consuming (1 was about Deja Vu, other about Ice Age).
So most of the students who were able to crack the verbal, Qualified.
Over 600 students appeared for the exam and 221 qualified.
The interviews were scheduled the next day from 7:00 am, and obviously they didn't start before 10:00 am. The candidates were called in the alphabetical order. There were 7 panels taking the interview and it completely on your luck whether you got a technical or an HR guy.
Most of my friends were lucky to get HR panel and they were just asked their name and were asked to explain their Intern and Minor Projects.
Me on the other hand, because of coming way low in the alphabetical order had to wait till 5:30 pm to get Interviewed and adding on to all that frustration, I got the Technical panel.
Me: Good evening sir.
Interviewer: Hello, Take a seat. How are you?
Me: I'm Fine, Glad to be here.
Interviewer: So, tell me something about yourself and then we shall start (he said browsing my CV).
Me: Told about my background, Interests, Why I Took CSE and all. (Mentioned about interest in Mobile Application Development)
Interviewer: What all applications have you developed?
Me: Told about my Minor Project and Internship app's.
Interviewer: What were the problem you encountered during testing and how did you fix them?
Interviewer: Ok, so you are from CSE, Must be aware of concepts of OOPS and DBMS
Me: Yes sir. (though I was a little hesitant to answer questions on these topics)
Interviewer: Asked about " Interfaces, Abstract Class, Abstract Methods and their Implementations "
Interviewer: Comfortable with DBMS? You have worked with them in your Projects.
Me: Yes Sir.
Interviewer: What is Normalization?
Me: Described it, talked about redundancy, and the various normal forms.
Interviewer: (He seemed Impressed) Gave me 2 numbers to swap without using 3rd variable
Me: Did easily.
Interviewer: Asked me to tell 2 ways in which i can improve my apps.
Me: Made 2 points up.
Interviewer: Any Questions for me?
Me: Asked about training and stuff.
Interviewer: It was nice to meet you. (We shook hands and i thanked him)
The interview went well, I basically was confident about my selection.
The Results were announced at around 7:30pm and 144 students got selected, I being one of them.
Best of luck guys, be confident and prepare basic headline topics (That's surely enough to get you through).
See you at Mysore !!
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