IBM Interview Experience - PUNE, NOVEMBER 12,2013
I'm Ankita rathi, B.E. (CSE) 2013 passout. Its my pleasure to share my experience with you all. I attended off campus of ibm. It was referred drive. And for this their criteria was.
10>=70, 12>=70, degree aggregate>=70.
They are very particular about marks. If you have even 69.5, 69.8 they won't allow you. So be sure!
Generally it consists of four rounds but we gone through 3 rounds only. It depends on them. But you should be ready for all rounds. Go through the previous placement papers, recent ones, it helps you a lot.
Our drive was scheduled on 12th november, 2013. Reporting time was 8:30. They start by time still it took long time for registration & then test. There were 1000 candidates for first day. It was online test. Our test starts about 1:15pm.
Round 1: Aptitude test.
Be sure with this one round because this is the major elimination round. Once you clear this then 70% done. This test contains 2 sets of questions.
Part 1]. Series.
There are 18 questions on series. Single series, combination of 2 or 3 series & you have to find out what will be next number in the series. Be careful you have fixed time of 2.15 min for each question. After 2.15 min question removed from screen. You have to manage time any how. Keep an eye on timer. Even if you are not able to find answer just click on any option as there is no negative marking. By proper practice you can solve 12-15 series easily. I can't recall questions now but believe me you can solve them. After each que there is gap for 30 sec. If you want to relax yourself you can. Whatever happens with your previous que don't bother, focus on next bit.
Part 2]. Quantitative.
There is no need to prepare all the topics. You can clear this round if you prepare following topics well.
1). Time & work.
2). Time & distance.
4). Profit & loss.
Here also same, for each que 2. 15 min. Manage time properly.
This section is very easy, if you practised it before.
We finished our test by 2.30pm and they asked us to wait for results. Results of this round was declared by 3:30 pm.
I was worried about the results because I missed 2-3 bits to answer due to time factor. But there was sectional cut off and I cleared this round, felt very happy.
Round 2: English assessment test.
This round starts about 5:10pm. In this round there were 22 questions & you have to solve those in 20 minutes. This time there was no timer so you have to care about time. But this round was easy one. This is also objective test. To clear this you should be very clear with:.
1). Formal business mailing.
Salutation, signature & what type of language should be used.
2). Active voice & passive voice.
You need to find which sentence is in proper passive or active voice.
Where to put comma, semicolon & all.
4). Basics of tenses.
After test, they announced result in 15-20 minutes. I cleared this round too. We instructed about further process and they scheduled our interview round on 14th.
On 13th, other batches were scheduled with first 2 rounds. And all candidates, who have to face interview, were called on 14th.
Round 3: Personal interview (tr+hr).
This round scheduled on 14th. He started conversation with simple talk & I became much comfortable. Then it longs for 30 minutes. Be careful with your resume. Mention only those things (skills) which you really know well. He checked my cv & then asked questions on my project (front end, back end, limitation, what was your role). He asked some questions on java & sql as I mentioned them in my skills.
He asked some hr questions like:-
1]. Willingness to relocate.
2]. What you know about ibm?
3]. Why you want to work with us?
4]. Are you flexible with technology as per project requirement?
5]. Do you have any question for me?
I replied well. They eliminate very few in this round. My interview was finished by 10:30am. Then they asked us to wait for results.
Just be confident in this round. Don't bother if you are not much fluent, just give your best.
We were waiting for the results. Fingers were crossed. And about 11:45 results were announced. As I heard my name, I felt very very happy. I was feeling on top of the world. I called my parents & convey them good news. They feel very proud.
After that documentation is done, which was very long process. We filled employment application form (eaf).
It was memorable day of my life, 14th november 2013. Finally I got job in a reputed mnc.
Now I'm an ibmer!
Thanks a lot to all who support me in all aspects directly and indirectly!
Thanks to indiabix!
All the best!
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