L&T INFOTECH PAPER & INTERVIEW - 03 APR 2007 - WEST BENGAL
I am ARPAN CHATTOPADHYAY, 3rd yr student of computer science engg. in MALLABHUM INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. I've been selected in L&T INFOTECH recently (Thank God!!) Our exam was conducted in Future institute of technology situated in Sonarpur, West-Bengal on 3rd April. There were near about 30 colleges appeared in the pool campus drive. Around 2500 students participated and finally only 100 students were selected and I was lucky to be one of them.
We were told to report at 11 a.m on that day. Exam was scheduled at 11.30 a.m. But it started at around 12.20 p.m and ended at 1.50 p.m. The results of the written test of our batch was declared about 5 hrs. later.
The selection procedure consists of three parts.
2.Group discussion or extempore
The aptitude test was quite easy if you have already solved R.S Agarwal. All the questions were from the books of Agarwal. There were three sections in the aptitude part. The 1st section was quantitative aptitude, 2nd was verbal-non verbal reasoning, 3rd part was ENGLISH. Each section consisted of 30 questions. The only problem is that there were sectional cut-offs for each section. Total allotted time was 90 mins, with 90 questions. So you have to be quick.
As far as I remember some of the quant. Questions were.....
1. A boat travels at 30k.m/hr upstream and 40 k.m/hr downstream. What is the speed of the boat in still water?
2.Man buys two articles for Rs. 1250/- each. One is sold at 16% loss. At what price must 2nd article be sold to gain 20% overall?
3. A man buys 12 pens out of which 2 are defective. If he chooses 4 pens from the lot what's the probability that all 4 pens are non-defective?
5. What is the least number (among 4 options) that can be substracted from 6534 to obtain a perfect square?
6. Problem on ages
7. problem on Pie chart
8. Two taps A and B can fill up a tank in 15 mins. and 21 mins. respectively. They are opened together and after 4 mins A is closed. In how much time B will fill up the remaining part?
9. If x^2-4x+7<=0 and x>=2 then x lies between i)0<=x<=1 ii)x<1 iii)0<2 iv)2<="x<=infinity.
10. A shadow of something(x) increases from 5 m.t to 50 m.t in 30 seconds.Then speed of x?
11. Determinant of a matrix.
12. one more problem on matrix.
13. one more problem on profit and loss.
14. If (7-x)/4+(x-2)/7=(9-3x)4 .Then x=?
Rest I don't remember.
Refer to R.S Agarwal verbal and non-verbal reasoning book. All of the questions were from there. The important chapters are....
ii.logic (remember by heart all the nine rules)
vii.analogy on numbers as well as on figures and numbers.
If you have a general standard of English, that's enough. You don't have to practice too much for this section. But you can brush up your Grammatical knowledge from any book. Questions were from
i) synonym & antonym(2 each)
ii) fill in the blanks with preposition
iii) error correction
iv) replacement of a phrase by another in the option.
v) questions from some short passages
vi) questions from a very long passage.
The students who cleared the written test were then taken into a hall for the extempore. We were told to speak on any subject of our liking for 2 mins.
Careful, the topic must be such, that you have to give your opinion on that, rather than only describing it. The topics such as 'My place', 'My parents', 'My hobbies' etc. are not valid. I spoke on uthanasia or mercy-killing. The result of extempore was declared instantly. The selected candidates were then given a form to fill up and taken into another room for H.R which is not technical. My HR started at 10.45 p.m. I was tremendously tired. The questions asked in the interview to me were...
1.are you comfortable sitting there?
2.what is so special about you that we should hire you?
3.questions on family
4.what are your strengths?
5.In which aspect you would like to improve upon?
6.Are you ready to be relocated? (I said yes. Then he said "then you will leave your parents alone"?
7.Do you have any backlogs?(I don't have any)
8.Do you have any question? I asked about training and higher studies.
There may be some more questions but I don't remember them. My interview ended at 11.20 p.m. I was told the results would be declared on the next day morning. I again came back on the next day and was ecstatic to know that I was selected and got my offer letter in hand instantly.
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