Deloitte Interview Experience - Hyderabad, July 17, 2013
Hi, I am M. Kalyan, a final year student from VNR VIGNANA JYOTHI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY. Deloitte visited our campus on July 17th, 2013. We had written test on 17th and interviews on 23rd.
It was an online test conducted by AMCAT, an adaptive test with moderate difficulty level. Once you answer a question you can't come back. It was a 3 hr 10 min test (yes, very long!). There was no negative marking.
English-25 Questions, 25 minutes:
Synonyms, Antonyms, Spotting error, Sentence completion by choosing appropriate word, two passages were asked.
Quantitative ability-25 Questions, 35 minutes:
Questions from Logarithms and powers, number system, time and distance, time and work, averages, percentages, simple and compound interest, permutations and combinations (2-3 questions) , probability, boats and streams, profit and loss, trains, ratio and proportion, quadratic equations and problems based on ages were asked.
Logical reasoning-24 Questions, 35 minutes:
Questions from coding and decoding concept (2-4 questions) , blood relations, logical arrangement of given words, drawing conclusion from a small passage, coded relations, Statements and conclusions, Data sufficiency, Direction sense (2-3 questions) , passages on seating arrangements (linear/circular/square/matrix) and deductive logic (like based on some given eligibility conditions we should tell whether a given person is eligible for the job role or not) or some puzzles-these passage models are same as those asked in Bank PO exams.
SQL- 25 questions-35 minutes:
I am an ECE student, I have no idea about SQL, just went for flukes. Questions were like, to create a row/column of this kind the statement should be the statement?, Or to perform this operation the statement should be_________?, questions based on syntax and some theory questions from the concepts of SQL were asked.
Automata C- 1 HR:
Here we have to write two C programs in 1 hr. We need to write the code using the concept of functions. You should create a function that is supposed to return the result for a given input. We can compile the code any number of times and correct the logic. So revise the concept of functions, especially passing arrays to functions. First we should write a program for the first question. Based on the code you write and the time you have taken to submit the code, difficulty of second question is decided and delivered (as it is an adaptive test). Mostly the programs were asked on printing number patterns. Some of the examples are.
For an input of 6 (6 lines).
1 2 3 4
8 7 6 5
9 10 11 12
16 15 14 13
Some other programs were finding GCD, LCM of three numbers, check whether a given number is prime or not, print prime numbers below a number N, remove the vowels from a given sentence and print, inserting or deleting an element from an array and different operations on array etc.
Here it was not a general GD, we were divided into 9 batches of 8 each and were given a case study. All the batches got the same case study. I t was something related to the concept of DBMS.
It was something like this, there is a server of a website maintained by some X Company to provide services to its clients 24x7. The server got hacked and all the data is lost suddenly. At least 2-3 days is needed to backup the data from backup server. Until and less the backup is made the company cannot provide services to its clients. How do you approach to this problem?
The points were spoken about hiring ethical hackers, maintaining a proxy server, installing some checkpoints, creating password security etc. You should be confident and voice your opinions as well as try to make out the solution from the group by gathering their points. We were given 10 min to think and 20 minutes to discuss. We were given charts and sketch pens. The HR team will be observing you for entire duration. It's a group task so try to make out the solution from group. After that another team will enter and we had to present our views and solution individually. Hardly 1 to 3 were selected from each group, those who were confident, contributing to the group, listening and making out the solution, encouraging the team to write or draw the solution on chart and yes, those people with good fluency.
Here they asked mostly on C and Java, differences, why don't we have pointers in Java? Structures, Unions, Pointers, how do we access a structure member using pointer?
One C program was asked to almost everyone. It was:
You should print the numbers from 1 to 100, but if the number is a multiple of 2 then instead of the number, RED should be printed. Similarly, if it's a multiple of 3 then BALLOON should be printed and if the number is a multiple of 2 and 3 then RED BALLOON should be printed.
Questions like Why Deloitte?
Tell about yourself, family background, interested in further studies? etc were asked.
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