PATNI PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 28 DEC 2007 - MUMBAI
This is Maruthi Rao an Engineering Graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) I attended PCS (Patni computer Systems Ltd) on 28th Dec. On 24th Dec I got a mail from 1 of the PCS HR that they want people for Software Testing, stating that she saw my resume in Naukri.com she asked my response on that. As soon as I saw the mail I mailed my resume with my willingness.
On 26th Dec (I saw it on 27th afternoon)
I got the mail from the same HR, that on 28th Dec I need to attend for Aptitude test->Group Discussion.
Time of Reporting: 10 am
My Venue was Patni Knowledge Pank, Airoli, Navi Mumbai.
They asked me to come with the Resume, photo and Printout of the mail.
Next day I reached on time took ID card from Security
By 10.00 all occupied their respective places.
10.15 Our Xam Started.
Now coming to the Pattern of the exam:
It was a 1hr 10min (70 min) test with 60 questions.(Objective type)
The paper was divided in 3 parts.
a) English (15 ques)
b) Analytical ability (15ques)
c) Quantitative ability (30ques)
There was a sectional Cut off with negative (they told while distributing papers)
English, it was the simplest n silliest Que paper tat I have ever seen... simple questions like fill in the blanks (a, an, the). few other were.... sentence was given n 1 word in the sentence marked we need to find out the synonyms/antonyms.
These all were of about 8 marks, after that i had a passage for remaining marks.
The passage was on open source related (to software) n was quite easy 1 to do.
For Analytical n quantitative part I suggest u to go through R.S Aggarwal Quantitative, Verbal and Non verbal books.
The topics on which they focused were...
Ratio n proportion,
Profit & Loss,
SI, CI, Chain Rule,
U need to b fast & correct if u want to clear the cutoff
At 11.25am they took the papers n asked us to wait for the result. After ½ hr they announced the result. 22 were short listed for next session i.e. GD
They had arranged snacks for us, they asked us (4 all) to have it n asked the selected students to come back for GD.
Coming to GD,
We 22 members were divided into group of 2.. 11 members in each group. My name was in 1st group.
They provided a paper for rough work (to note down the pts...etc..)
My GD topic was 'Advertisements r more about glitters not reality'.
They provided 2 min for rough work (to think on that topic..)
After that GD started we had a nice discussion (Me contributed some healthy points). After that HR (two ladies) asked each 1 of us to give conclusion.
If unfortunately u r not able to speak in GD, I advise make use of these kind of golden opportunities and try to put a healthy conclusion (don't wait for it u may not get a chance for conclusion so try to speak in GD itself.. many time the persons who conclude in good manner gets selected)
After GD was over, HR asked us to write our conclusion in that paper, with some pts about PCS & left the room after 5 min they came with the names... Out of 11 members she announced 7 names including mine...
After that she gave us a form n asked us to bring it on day of Interview (said it will b on 3rd Jan)
On 2nd Jan evening I got a call for Interview,
Venue, reporting time was the same, I reached by 9.15am
Interview started at 9.40am...there were about 5-6 panels....
At around 10.20 I was called for interview....
My Interview was taken by a Lady HR, she was very cool.. As I knocked the door n asked for permission...
HR: with a smile get in Maruthi. .right Take Ur place.
Me: thanked with a smile.
HR: How r u? U can call me abcabc.... (Had an introdution).
Me: I m fine.abcabc & Thanked (with a smile)
HR: how did u come here ?
ME: by Patni Bus (they have arranged for us)
HR: can we start with small introduction of u, Ur 's family, Ur education background, and one project that u have motioned in ur resume.
ME: sure (with a smile) Started in a full flow..after some time when i was explaining my project I was not able to make out the correct sense of my project (as it can't be explained without any Sketch work) so, I asked her a paper for it..she gave me a paper n I again stated in a full flow...after some time she was satisfied with my explanation
HR: why did u go for this project?
Then some questions related to my project (I was prepared for it becoz in off campus they mainly concentrate on Project)
Then she started asking me questions from my resume (covered almost every pt that I motioned about me in my resume).... She asked me about my long term goals n my efforts for it asked to explain with an example
Then she asked me about subject...
After some time I found her satisfied with my answers.... as she started telling me about the company the work I need to do (as I already said they called us for testing field) was telling me how a person should b in testing field.. (This was the time I found myself in safe place n was sure to find my name in the final list).
HR: ok u wait out side the Other HR person will let u know the result.
ME: ok madam.
HR: Thanq Maruthi. (With a big smile)
ME: Thanq madam (With a big smile)
Walked out happily.
After few min 1 HR person came to me. Saying u r Maruthi Right..
HE said Congrats u r now in Patni computers.. me thanked him with a smile...
Then he told me they will send offer letter in a week..
So I advice...always be with projects/Paper Presentations that u have... be ready for any type of question from ur resume... So plz take care while preparing ur resume.
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