HCL TECHNOLOGIES PATTERN - EXPERIENCED - AUG 2003
I just want to share my esperience with you regarding the HCL Technologies which may be helpful for the peopole who are going to write the test in future.
I went to HCL and i wrote the test with 7 other people. All of us was having an experience of 1+yrs.The test consists of 5 sections.
Section 1: Aptitude (20 questions) question based on Clocks, Profit and loss, Age problems, Time and distance, permutation and combination, probability and other chapters of R.S Agarwal. If you complete RSAgarwal the you can make it. I did only 13 to 15 questions in this section.
Section 2: C (30 questions) you have to be good at C if yo want to clear the test. This i came to know when we got the results. I attended only Aptitude and C section out of 5 sections still i got through and other who have attended other sections as well but not done that good in C wcould not get through. So you have to be very good at C. Complete Pointers in C and Test your C skills. Tis will help you a lot. Be clear about pointers. i did 28 questions in this section.
Section 3: Networking (20 questions) if you know networking then do it throughly. Some questions were based on IP Addressing, Ethernet Address and Private Address. I don't know much of networking so i left this section.
Section 4: JAVA(20 questions) this section was optional. if you have mentioned JAVA in your resume then you better attempt this section. i
don't know JAVA so i left it blank.
Section 5: Operating Systems Basic Concepts (20 questions) this section will include some genera questions based on computers and some OS. i could do only 10 questions out of 20.
After this still i could make through it. So you can see that C helped me a lot in this. Once you clear the test you will be asked to fill up their company form of 10 pages. After the test only four people got through and i was one of them. So we filled up the form and waited for the interview.
In interview i was aksed maily about C, some questions based on volatile, auto, #define, #ifndef, comment operator "/*", headef file, C preprocessor directive, linked list, stack operation, memory allocation, initialization, compilation, linking, loading. Then OS, Data structure, Networking, RTOS. Even for some they asked Kernel, Device driver programming, routers. I mean to say that system side programming and hardcore networking.
I could not clear the interview. But they will test how good you are at basic concepts as well as how deeply you know the subject. So you have to be very through even with minute details. they will try to confuse you a lot in the interview. They will not ask anything from your projects. Only thing they asked is your area of interest which matches with their requirements.
You have to really work very very hard if you want to get through HCL. This was for experienced people but i don't know what they will do for freshers. But still this will help you a lot.
GOOD LUCK to all of you.
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