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SATYAM PAPER & INTERVIEW - 07 FEB 2008 - HYDERABAD
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This is Nishant, pursuing 3rd year BTech in ECE stream from St.Marys College of Engineering, Hyderabad. We had off-campus by Satyam on 7-2-2008 at Malla reddy college of engineering.. This pool drive was really big that 21 colleges had participated and 3000-4000 students wrote the written exam. Only 300 of them cleared the written exam. 116 of them had cleared the h.r and finally got the job and i am the one of them. I would like to share my experiences with you, as i was very much benefited by the previous experiences of the candidates.

DAY 1: Written paper:
There were 10 questions from reasoning and 5 from aptitude. The paper was not so tough but it was really time consuming. So please try to scan the paper first and try to complete the aptitude questions in starting 5 minutes. then rest of the time you complete the reasoning part.

15 questions, 30 min and +1 for correct answer and -1/4 for wrong answer.

1) a question like this he gave a=0 and b=1 and asked us to find the value for the number 5
ans. (bab) convert 5  to binary...(101)

2) missing number series..damn tough....(dont attempt, its simply waste of time)

3) from time and work....a and b can do a piece of work in 20 days. b and c can do it in 12 days. c and a can do it in 10 days. then how much time will a alone would take to do the work..(direct from r.s.agarwal without changing the numbers)

4)from reasoning..a bit difficult

5)again reasoning..the question was very big

6)a rectangle problem from areas...

7)logical deduction

8)he gave ten statements and we have to deduce the 11 statement by using this 10 statements

9) a problem on Compound interest (direct from r.s.agarwal without even changing the numbers)

10)a passage was given a logical inferecnce should be made.(very big..but easy one)

11)a problem on permutations....(damn easy)

12)a problem from data interpretation..it was on line graphs...very big..not easy to deduct the solution

13)a problem from profit and loss (direct from r.s.agarwal...he didnt even changed the numbers)
even the other two were from reasoning...

It totally depends upon ur time mangagement.. it doesnot depend how many questions you have answered, it depends on how many questions you have answered correctly. So even if u know 5 out of 15 perfectly, then just answer 5 questions. for a matter of fact i answered 8 of them and i was confident on 5 questions and the remaining 3 answers which i wrote were from reasoning..so i donno how many were correct but i luckily cleared written test

DAY 2: MORNING:
they gave the resume form and asked us to fill the details correctly (mandatory) even a small approximation in ur percentages or malpractice in writing ur backlogs wasnt allowed. then they gave an essay and asked us to write on it in less than 300 words.and time limit was only 10 min.

AFTERNOON: H.R ROUND:(for me it was 40 min... he asked questions from all my 3 years of ECE)
me: may i comin sir
H.R: comin....pls take ur seat
ME:said(please prepare for this before itself properly because he will be testing ur communication skills)
H.R:interrupted me while i was saying my strengths..but i was able to bounce back
H.R: he was not satisfied by my answer
me: i convinced him with my answer by giving an example
me:said
H.R: started technical (for me this consumed around 25 min)
me: answered all the questions with practical examples
H.R: he saw my extra-curricular activities and started questioning on them
H.R: do u have any questions?
H.R: anymore questions?
H.R: gave a cool hand shake
me: said thank u and left the room

So be perfect in ur core subjects please be perfect atleast in 3 or 4 subjects along with C. for me they didnt ask anything on C but all my friends got difficult questions on C.

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