Infosys Technologies Interview Experience - Coimbatore, December 7 & 19, 2015
I'm Jayaram, currently pursuing my final year BCA degree from Sri Krishna Arts & Science College at Coimbatore.
Okay, then let me start. I attended "Infosys Pool Campusing" drive at SNR SONS College, Coimbatore on 07.12.2015 and 19.12.2015. The gap in days was due to the Chennai floods. (For Chennai, with love.)
The Eligibility Criteria was as follows..
- BCA or BSc graduates (Computer Science / Electronics / Mathematics / Information
Technology / Information Science only).
- Only candidates who are graduating from 2016 batch.
- Candidates should not have any active/standing backlogs.
- Simple average aggregate of 60% throughout Class X, XII & graduation required.
| 07 December, Mon : Pre-Placement Talk & Online Test |
The college is around 50km distance far from my home. Had to wake up at 5:30, reached college around 8 AM, entered the auditorium. The instructors were already started distributing the application forms.
Firstly, there is a Pre Placement Talk which is very useful. Had a look at Mysore Infosys Campus in the presentation(Wow OMG!). Then they conducted an online test which consists of 65 questions and the duration is 95 minutes. There is no negative marking (Important : Attend all questions, never get tense)
Logical Reasoning : 15 questions(25 minutes).
Quantitative Aptitude : 10 questions(35 minutes).
Verbal Ability : 40 questions(35 minutes).
Took a deep breath and started the test. Well the paper was moderate and I was feeling okay. The result was out two days after the test. Got the interview call letter in mail. (I was so happy about the result) Almost 700 students appeared for this drive and among them around 290 students got selected in first round.
| 19 December, Sat : Interview Day |
(The instructor was taking the files that included application form and resume to the HR just minutes before my call.)
The instructor called my name.(I was a bit tensed)
Me : Sir, may I come in? (slightly nervous, still confidence waving)
HR : Yes, come in.
HR : (with great smile) Hi Jayaram, have your seat.
Me : Thank you sir. (smile)
HR : Ok Jayaram, now tell me about yourself. (he was looking at my
resume) (Important : Maintain your eye contact with HR).
Me : (When Interviewer call your name and ask to tell about yourself, better start
with 'your place name' instead of repeating your name).
Told. (where I live, Educational qualifications, Family background, Interests &
Hobbies etc etc.) (Imp : Speak bold, confidently).
HR : (focused on hobbies) Oh, you love watching football matches in TV.
Me : Yes, ofcourse I do.
HR : Which is your favorite team?
Me : Told. (Instead of national teams, i got one in Premier league :p lol).
HR : When did you see the last match of them?
Me : Told (two weeks before, I don't remember the day exactly :p).
HR : Who is the coach? (also asked me about latest scores, with whom, goal scorers
Me : Told.
HR : (slightly smiling) Are you sure?
Me : Yes Sir, I'm sure. (Even though I was not sure about latest scores and goal
scorers) //Never get tensed at this moment.
HR : (smiles) Ok then.. (thinking).
Me : (smiles) (worried what if he asks more in football : lol).
HR : Are you comfortable with relocations?
Me : (excited, thought the interview was over. at the same time, sad about
the quick discussion.)
Yes Sir, as I'm so flexible, I can work in any location of Infosys.
HR : What about working in shifts and weekends?
Me : Honestly, I can work in shifts and weekends. It gives me new experience and also
I feel good about it.
(I had included Oracle Professional Certification logo at the top of my resume)
HR : (impressed) Oh great, You're an Oracle professional, right.
Me : Yes Sir, I've got certification from Oracle University.
HR : So you're good at RDBMS..
Me : (too much excited) (smiles) Yes Sir.
HR : So tell me features of RDBMS.
Me : Told. (never say points alone, explain if you are good at it because these are
some chances you can impress your HR).
(while explaining features, used a word 'owner', suddenly asked) //HR is always sharp
HR : Who is the owner of a database?
Me : Told. (Database Administrator) (I was happy, I could answer the question :D).
HR : Good good! (again going through the resume..).
Me : (confidence arise :p lol).
HR : What is the difference between a Table and a View?
Me : Told. (Explain with an example if you know).
HR : So which one occupies data? A table or view?
Me : Table occupies the data.
HR : So View occupies less data compared to table, right?
Me : Yes Sir. (#Important : Listen carefully, HR may ask any question at anytime).
HR : You've signed the declaration form, so what is this 24x7 means.
Me : (lol :p that was a random question to my mind full of technical things)
(Took 5 seconds and answered "24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It means
comfortable working in shifts and weekends.").
HR : Ok then, Best of luck.
Me : Thank you Sir, have a nice day!
(I was happy that I could answer all questions asked by him).
The instructor asked me to wait in Conference Hall. There were some other peoples already finished HR round. A person from Infosys Technologies team came to the hall and introduced about the work, salary package, fields/areas of work, locations etc. He told results will be send to your universities and will be announced today evening or tomorrow.
Finally, results were announced and I was one of them in the 239 selected candidates.
I'm so excited because I've selected in one of the most reputed companies in the world "Infosys". Training :3.5 months(mostly Mysore). Work will be in your preferred location 95%.
Important note : Even if you're not good at communication skills/technical, just try your best, your confidence matters. Don't get tensed on HR's because they will be moving further with your interests or what you like.
Hope this experience stands as a confidence for you.. All the best people.
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