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### IBM PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 06 AUG 2007 - SHIBPUR

Posted By : Silambarasan Rating : +15, -1
Hi Friends

I am Arnab Mandal, a student of final year BE (IT) and a fresh IBMer. I would like to share my experience with you. On 6th August,2007 IBM visited our campus (Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur) to recruit for GBS. The programme started with a nice PPT followed by the written test, GD and PI.

WRITTEN TEST

1. Data Matrices-
* 3 data matrices
* 5 questions from each
* Total 15 questions
* Time: 13 minutes
* No negative marking

Try to attempt at least 10 correctly. Mark all as there is no negative marking for this section.

2. Number Series-
* 20 questions
* Time: 4 minutes
* Negative marking: 1/4 each

Try to attempt at least 10 correctly. Be careful as there is negative marking. Don't make blind guess. It is very easy section. Very simple series will be there.

3. Quantitative Ability/Analytical Section-
* 12 questions
* Time:15 minutes
* Negative marking: 1/4 each
* Tricky questions from Profit & Loss, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interests etc.

Try to attempt at least 5 correctly. Be careful as there is negative marking. Don't make blind guess. One thing that you should remember is TIME MANAGEMENT. We were told to write an essay on "Politicians shold be honest" within 15 minutes.

GROUP DISCUSSION
Our topic was "Love marriage is better than arranged marriage". There were 10 persons in a group and duration was around 15 minutes. First 10 minutes were for open discussion and then everybody was given 30 seconds to summarize. Express your views only. It is not necessary that you have to take one side; you can take dual-stand also. Speak confidently for a few minutes.

PERSONAL INTERVIEW
Interviewers were very cool and friendly. My interview started with my introduction. They asked some questions on my weakness. Then there were a few HR questions. Those were very easy to answer. Then there were a few questions from technical subjects viz. Digital Circuits, OS, C and System Analysis and Design. I couldn't answer all of them. They actually look for your attitude, aptitude and learnability. Be confident and show them that you have good soft skills and adequate techical skill. Try to shift the discussion to your areas of interest if there is any scope. So, be cool, calm and confident and you'll be able to become an IBMer tomorrow. Finally, they declared the results in a gallery.