ACCENTURE PAPER & INTERVIEW - 23 FEB 2008 - KOLKATA
I am Misbahuddin Shamim, pursuing my B-tech from Techno India College Of Technology and my stream is Information Technology.. I was not having internet connection at my home...then a friend of mine made me realised how important it is for the campussing... u must be wondering why have i started with this??/ coz i know friends that most of you are reading this paper from a cyber cafe... so my very 1st request to you all is that if its possible for you to afford internet connection.. then get it done as soon as possible, as it really helped me a lot and it will help u too... it was only due to this site dat i was able to understand the pattern, the important chapters as well as the questions which i have to attempt initially in the aptitude test... it is really v.v.v.v.v.helpful.
Now let me tell you important things to be prepared for Accenture:
It has 4 rounds:
1) Aptitude test along with that essay writing.
2) Group Discussion.
3) Technical / HR Interview.
4) HR / Technical Intervew.
Questions = 55 ; time limit = 60 minutes...along with that an essay to write in the same sheet in another 10 minutes...
No sectional cut off, no negative marking..
questions were easy.. all u need to do is planning which questions to attempt first and which one to attempt at last and yeah 1 more thing ..you have to be very fast and u can achieve dat only through regular practice.. all u have to do is to solve few chapters from R.S.AGGARWAL (verbal & Non-verbal as well as quantitaive).. I will suggest you some chapters... you jus do those chapters properly and it will be more than sufficient for you...
The Aptitude test paper is divided into 3 sections:
1st section : consist of 20 questions which is completely based on English...
Questions 1 - 10: These are very easy.. its completly based on prepositions and fill in the blanks with correct articles... if u have a gud command in English then do it in the begining else do it some time later on after solving some easier questions which will mention later on...
Questions 11 - 20 :
questions 11 - 15 contains one comprehension followed by another comprehension from ques 16 - 20... I will suggest you all to do the comprehensions at last.. and attempt the first comprehension before than the second one...coz according to my experience first comprehensions are always easier than the second one...
TIPS : DO THE COMPREHENSIONS AT LAST AND ALWAYS READ THE QUESTIONS FIRST AND THEN LOOK FOR THE ANSWERS IN THE PASSAGE...NEVER WASTE YOUR TIME IN READING THE WHOLE PASSAGE..
2nd section : consists of 20 questions which is based on quantitative as well as verbal and non-verbal...
It contains questions from data sufficiency, venn diagram, time and work, percentage, time and distance, directions, blood relations, and the most important topic LOGIC (syllogism) which is the first chapter of the second part of R.S.AGGARWAL (verbal & non-verbal)...prepare these chapters very nicely...
3rd section : consists of 15 questions which is v.v.v.easy, only a difficult portion can be of puzzle types..
questions are like :
Q.41- Q.45 Mark the answers according to the following:
A- If all the three options match
B- If FIRST and SECOND options match
C- If FIRST and THIRD options match
D- If none of the three match
KKTUJNGDFTSR KKTUJHGDFTSR KKTUJNGDFTSR
1896.5738491023 1896.5783491023 1896.5738461023
Q.46-Q.49 were based on the Puzzle-type question. It said:
Following was the criteria decided by the selection committee of Indian Cricket Board:
1) Player's age should be 18-28 years
2) He must be the captain of any cricket team for at least 2 years
3) He must be a Ranji Player for at least 2 years
4) He must have taken at least 20 wickets or made 1000 runs in a calendar year in Ranji
If 1st condition is not fulfilled .. referred to chairman
If 2nd condition is not fulfilled .. he must be an all rounder with at least 500 runs and 15 wickets
If 4th condition is not fulfilled .. referred to VP
Questions were like following example:
Rahul was born on Dec.10,1979 and is a captain of Ranji team since Feb 2005. He won man of the tournament last year for taking 24 wickets last year. He is:
a) Selected b) Rejected c) Referred to Chairman d)Data Insufficient
(These questions are also easy if you draw a table with names of the aspirant in rows and criteria in the columns, and then checking whether he/she fulfils it or not)
Q.50- Q.55 were also a bit easy and were of two types:
Example of type 1:
If * means +, + means -, - means / and / means *, then what is the value of-
Example of type 2:
If * means /, / means -, - means + and + means *, then which of the following is true:
a) 7+43*2/13-7+8 = 22.6 b) 4-9*7/4*2/3-7+2 = 25 .. ..
(The type 1 are easier and less time consuming and type 2 are more time consuming but still can be solved. 3 of the questions were of type 1 and other 3 of type two)..
NOTE: Friends i will suggest you all to start with this section... first do the question 41 - 45 and then do the questions from 50 - 52 and then do whatever u like.... coz these questions are v.v.v.v.easy and so u will gain lots of confidence after solving these 8 questions.. if u can then solve the ques 53 - 55 also else leave it for later on as it is very much time consuming...
IMPORTANT CHAPTERS TO BE DONE FOR THE APTITUDE TEST:
FOR ACCENTURE EMPHASIZE MORE ON VERBAL & VON-VERBAL RATHER THAN QUANTITAVE...
VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL :
1) LOGIC (syllogism).
2) DATA SUFFICIENCY.
3) LOGIACL VENN DIAGRAM.
4) DIRECTION SENSE TEST.
5) BLOOD RELATIONS.
6) PUZZLE TEST.
1) TIME AND WORK.
2) TIME AND DISTANCE.
3) RATIO AND PROPORTION.
5) PROBLEMS ON TRAINS.
6) BOATS AND STREAMS.
7) PIPES AND CISTERNS.
8) PROFIT AND LOSS.
Do only these chapters which i have mentioned .... its more than sufficient and once again emphasize more on Verbal and non-verbal rather than quantitative... coz 70% are from verb&non-verb and 30% are from quanti.. in comparision to these two...
After the completion of 60 minutes we were asked to write an essay in 10 minutes time and word limit was atleast 100 words and the topic was "US recession and its impact in the IT industry".... dont bother about the essay much, just make it sure that u have to fill that page with correct grammatical statements... it does not play an role in clearing ur aptitude... It is checked by the HR usually during ur HR interview and it may happen that no one bother to check it also...
2) GROUP DISCUSSION :
The topic which was given to us was "liberalisation"... time limit was 10 minutes... 12 students were there in a group, a topic was thrown and you all have to share your views regarding that given topic...they selected only 5 students from each group of 12...so you can see that you have to give ur best effort and you wont get much chance to speak also coz it so happens sometimes that they make the GD go by person to person clockwise..
TIPS : Initially they may ask you to introduce urself... and u have to hit in this very moment only.. ur introduction shud be very strong...then u will have 2 - 3 chances to speak on the topic.. friends u have to be louder and clear during your GD... with full of passions...
3) HR INTERVIEW :
Questions were like: Tell me sumthing about yourself which is not there in the CV... then what do u do in your leisure time... then how can you prove that you have managerial skills and then few questions were asked which was related to my answers... i m not writng all those things coz answers vary from person to person... all i wanna say is dat u need to be very much confident during your interview, there should be smile on your face, eyes contact with the HR is a must...
4) TECHNICAL INTERVIEW :
First of all HR asked me to introduce myself... then he asked me what do u do in your leisure time..then he asked me what are your favourite subjects...then he gave me a program and asked me 2 answer hm whether this program will run or not...then he told me dat i m giving u 16 seconds..u have to sell urself...then he gav me some situation reaction test which i answered wonderfully...
In situation reaction test they just want to see how good you are as a leader as well as a team member and how hard working, determined and confident you are...
Finally, I want to tell u the statistics. 899 Students appeared; 266 cleared the aptitude; 115 cleared the gd and at last only 41 were shortlisted after the technical and hr interview and I m really glad to say that I am among one of them. Friends!!!! One thing I would like to say regarding the placement of Accenture is that "you have to be consistently consistent".
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