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# Placement Papers - Keane

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KEANE PAPER, GD & INTERVIEW - 13 OCT 2005
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Hi Friends
Yesterday (13 Oct 2005) I attended Keane India interview. The course for which I have applied is TESTING. And I would like to share my first interview experience to all of u. I am 2004 passed out completed my B.Tech in ECE.

Keane selection pattern consists of 4              rounds. Namely:
1) Written test (Elimination Round)
2) GD (Elimination round)
3) Psychometric test (Not an              Elimination Round)
4) Technical Interview.

About 1500 to 1600 people attended the written, out of which 125 were short-listed. Out of 125 about 6 batches were made for GD (21 in each batch).
About 80 were short listed in GD (from              each batch 7 members were eliminated).
Finally they will be selecting 35 members from interview (i.e., the batch size they required for testing is 35 only. For other courses I heard the batch size is 40)

Written Pattern:

Written pattern would be based on the              course you have applied for.
For testing paper was quite easy.Consists of 60 Questions to be answered              in 60 min. There were 3 sections.
1)                  Quantitative              Aptitude---------------------------25 questions.
2)                  Verbal and              comprehension---------------------25 questions.
3)                  Logical Reasoning and Computer              Basics-------10 Marks.

For other development side courses like Mainframes and Peoplesoft the pattern was somewhat tough. Tough in the sense the no of questions in each section were more.

Consists of 75 Questions to be answered              in 60 min. There are 3 sections.
1) Mathematical Ability &              Aptitude------------30 marks
2) Verbal and              Comprehension-----------------25 marks
4)                  Computer Basics & Logical              reasoning-----20 marks.

SECTION 1: Mathematical Ability &              Aptitude

Questions on
* Number systems like--
How many numbers between 100 and 200 are odd, divisible by 3, but              not by 7?
Also on lcm, hcf, etc.

*Time &work
*Time&Distance
*Races
*Probability
*Areas and volumes, length of chord etc.

SECTION 2:  Verbal and Comprehension

*Analogies
*Antonyms
*sentence completion...

*Arranging sentences in correct order. eg:
P: Alas! she had only 30 rupees with her.
Q: Bindu got late for the exam and she started in a hurry.
R: She called an auto and he demanded 50 rupees..
S:  She blamed her hurry, as in hurry, she forgot to bring more              money.
T: She went to the bus stop and there were no buses.

The following is the exact order of              sentences:
a) PRSTQ               b) QTRPS            c) RSQPT               d)QPRTS           e)none of these

SECTION 3:  Computer Basics & Logical reasoning
Logical Reasoning like eg:
P: All girls are Bindus.
Q: Some Bindus are boys.
R: All Bindus are boys.
S: Some boys are not girls.
T:All girls are boys.
U:All boys are girls.

The following sentences are logically              related:
a) UTQ b) PQS    c) TSP      d) RPS      e) QSP

GD:

Even GD round was different for testing and other courses. In my case our batch consists of 21 members. Topic was Population In India-Pros and              Cons-Steps to control.Each member was called at random and he needs to talk on the topic for about 1 or 2 min. We need to talk only when our chance comes.

It's not like general GD. But for other courses it was like general GD only.Other topics, which my friends faced, were:
Youth role in Politics-Pros and Cons,
Impact of Globalization on Indian              Economy,
IT development in India

Psychometric test: It's not so important. About 10 questions were given with 2 choices. We need to tick one of them. The test reflects our personality.

For e.g.,
How do you sit while talking to others?
a)                  Lean forwards.
b)                  Sit backwards.

I heard that they would consider this              only while selecting in final round if two persons have same scores.

Technical Interview:

There were 9-pannels to interview us.
They will ask to take a slip from a bowl. Depending upon the no. we get that particular panel will interview us.
I got panel 6.

There were two people. Both are              technical members. They were very friendly and cool.
I wished them and took my seat.
2)                  Did u write GRE? I said I wrote,              But my parents are not willing to send US.
3)                  What are Your extra-curricular              activities?
4)                  Asked my favorite subject in my              Btech.
I told Microprocessors (As I am Btech              ECE).
Then they asked questions on              Microprocessors.
5)                  What did u learn in              Microprocessors? I said 8086 Architecture.
6)                  Then he asked me whether 8086 is              8-bit or 16-bit. I said 16-bit.
9)                  What's the maximum Address you              can access with a 16-bit Address? Ans: FFFF
10)              What we call if we place the address of a data in memory location in another location? I said Indirect Addressing.
11)              What are the Addressing Modes of              8086? Told the Addressing modes.
12)              Then he asked me to give an              example for immediate addressing.
14)              What is a DMA controller?
15)              What is Your PC configuration?
16)              What are the DMA devices and non              DMA devices in your PC?
18)              Then they asked me to draw the              diagram of a microcomputer.
19)              Then he asked other than this              what Programming languages you know well. I said ORACLE.
20)              Then they asked questions on              ORACLE.
21)              What is Normalization? Need for              Normalization.
22)              What are the Normal forms we              have?
23)              What is a Trigger?
24)              What's the difference between              DDL and DML statements?
25)              What are the DDL commands we              have?
26)              What is a view?
27)              Can we update the data in a              table from a view? I said no.
28)              What are Entry controlled loops and Exit controlled loops? I said Entry controlled if LOOP -------- ENDLOOP and Exit controlled is REPEAT ----- UNTILL.
29)              Asked about While LOOP.I said Entry controlled. Don't know correct answer. I think While is also Exit controlled.
30)              Then he asked again other than this what you know like C, C++. I said I don't know C++. Then asked me do u remember C. I said somewhat.
31)              Then asked me -You are 2004 pased out Why did u take this much time to get a job? I said I spent 3 to 4 months for GRE, afterwards learned Oracle and SAP-ABAP.
32)              Then they asked is there any specific reason you have chosen SAP-ABAP. I told since it is some what database related I choose it.
33)              Then asked me where you want              yourself to be seen in next 3 years.
34)                            Finally they asked any questions for us?

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