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### IBM Placement Paper - MLR , Hyderabad, Feb 15th, 2014

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Dear IBM Aspirants.

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Here is the pattern:

1. Online Aptitude Test.
2. English online assessment.
3. Technical + HR.

Online Aptitude Test:

Prepare mainly Number Series(Specifically Previous sample papers).
Just go through this series questions and Practice as much as you can and start preparing 3 days before exam and you will definitely crack the exam.

1) 3,7,10,8,4,12,0,5,5,3,2,?

Ans:(Divide the 3 elements into one group ) 3+7=10,8+4=12,0+5=5,so 3+2=5 is the answer.

2) 0,1,1,2,0.5,2,2,4,2,2,4,3,7,2,?

3) 1,1,2,4,6,36,39,1521,?

4) 7,4,6,3,4.5,1.5,2.25,? Ans: -0.75

5) 2,9,5,49,11,169,? Ans:22

6) 49,7,98,16,4,48,9,3,36,25,5,?

7) 2,6,5,14,11,26,17,? Ans:60

8) 7,0,1,8,5,12,9,26,3,23,2,? Ans:28

9) 2,3,10,15,26,? Ans:35

10) 5,16,22,68,28,87,36,106,11,? Ans:45

11) 7776,625,64,9,?

12) 13,24,36,23,34,56,33,44,96,43,54,? Ans:116

13) 0,1,2,0.5,2,2,2,2,4,3,2,? Ans:3.5

14) 18,24,5,21,27,8,17,23,4,24,30,? Ans:9

15) 3,5,2,100,4,7,3,196,1,6,5,? Ans:144

16) 8,5,9,7,2,25,5,1,16,8,6,? Ans:15

17)-3,6,1,-2,4,-1,-1,2,-3,?

18)1/4,1/4,1/2,3/2,6,? Ans:30

19) 8,0.5,16,4,15,0.3,50,4.5,6,0.2,30,?

20) 9,4,16,6,36,21,441,?       Ans:421

21) 4,2,5,9,5,11,13,7,16,17,9,?

22) 33,8,41,46,21,67,72,47,119,124,?

23) 3,2,1,4,5,4,1,0,6,3,?

24) 30.5,31,30,0,67.2,67,70,100,183.9?

25) 48,24,35,7,16,8,75,15,80,40,?

26) 1.8,3,0,6,2.5,5,0.5,3.4,2,1.7,4.8,6,?    Ans=0.8

27) 1370,1320,1070,-180,?

28) 9,3,24,4,9,3,36,6,9,3,30,?

29) 52,62,42,78,89,68,49,61,39,63,76,?

30) -16,-8,4,24,12,-6,-40,?

31) 49,6,25,4,36,5,81,5,?

32) 9,3,6,21,9,12,33,15,18,?

33) 12,3,15,14,6,19,9,23,18,12,?

34) -15,-14,34,32,-42,-39,58,54,-61,?

35) 38,36,76,35,114,34,?

36) 30.5,31,30,0,67.2,67,70,100,183.9,?

37) 11,8,17,14,23,24,31,32,?

38) 10,12,-36,-7,-5,15,19,21,?

39) 44,4.4,0.88,0.264,0.1056,?

40) 11.5,17.5,35.5,89.5,?

41) 2,3,10,15,26,35,50,?

42) 1/3,1/2,1/4,2 1/3,3 1/2, 4 1/4, 4 1/3, 6 1/2,?

43) 1.25,3,7.1,1.5,1,8.1,1.75,-1,9.1,0.75,2. 00

44) 5,1,2,8,1,0,9,2,3,14,1.3,2,?

45) 1 ,3 ,1 ,2.5 ,5 ,1 ,4 ,5 ,4 ,8 ,7

46) A series like this 41.45 ,41.5 ,42 ,18.23 ,18.2 ,18

47) 11 ,8 ,17 ,14 ,23 ,24 ,31 ,32

48) 4 ,3 ,144 ,1.5 ,2 ,9 ,3.2 ,2

49) 4.2 ,7.2 ,11.4 ,6.1 , 9.1 , 15.2 ,3.8 , 6.8

50) 1/5 , 1/2 , 1/3 , 2/5 ,1, 2/3, 3/5, 1 1/2 ,1, 4/5

51) 5, 1, 2, 8, 8, 1, 0, 9, 9, 2, 3

52) 5, 1, 2, 8, 1, 0, 9, 2, 3, 14, 1, 3

53) 6, 3, 3, 9, 12, 5, 7, 35, 8, 6, 2

54) 24, 42, 1/2, 2, 65, 56, 1 1/5, 5/6, 73, 37

55) 4, 2, 5, 9, 5, 11, 13, 7, 16, 17, 9

56) 8, 16, 3, 27, 4, 8, 7, 19, 2, 0, 7

57) 5/6, 1/3, 1/2, 1/2, 2/8, 1/4, 5/6, 1/6, 2/3, 1/2, 1/3

58) 115, 100, 86, 74, 65, 60

59) 100, 98, 95, 90, 83

60) 0, 8, 12, 26, 23

61) 7.2, 2.2, 3.2, 16, 11, 12, 60, 55, 56

62) 18, 24, 5, 21, 8, 27, 17, 23, 4, 24, 30

63) .7 , 1.2, 1.2 , 2.2 , 1.7, 3.2, 2.2, 4.2 , ?

.7+.5=1.2+.5=1.7 ans 2.7

64) 81, 9^2, 162, 49, 7^2, 98, 25, 5^2, 50, 64, 8^2 ?

81*2=162  so,ans = 64*2= 128

65) 1, 1, 2, 4 , 6, 36, 39, 1521, ?

1+1=2
4+2=6
36+3=39
1521+4= 1525 (ans)

66) 2, 3, 10, 15, 26, 35,50, ?

67) 2, 8, 3, 27, 4, 64, 5, 125, 6, 216, ?

See alternate no.s -> 2, 3, 4.ans=7

68) 2, 3, 6, 13, 28, ?

*2-1, *2+0, *2+1.ans= 28*2+3= 59

69) 38, 36, 76, 35, 114, 34, ?

Alternate -> 38+38=76
76+38=114
114+38=152 (ans)

70) 1/5, 1/2, 1/3, 2/5 , 1, 2/3,3/5, 3/2, 1, 4/5, ?

Alternate starting with 1/2 ; skip 2 and  -> 1/2, 1, 3/2 , 2 (ans =2)

71) 96, 64, 128, 192, 128, 256, 288, 192, ?

Break such questions like this (96, 64, 128,) (192, 128, 256,) (288, 192, ?)
First*2=second set\'s numbers. First*3= third set. Ans=128*3

72) 1370, 1320, 1070, -180, ?

difference -> -50, -250, -1250 -> 50*5, 250*5, next will be -1250*5

73) 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 4, 5, 1, 0, 6, 3, 2, ?

3,( 2, 1), 4,( 5, 4), 5, (1, 0), 6, (3, ?) second term one less . so ans = 2

74) 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 5 6  ?

(1 1) 1 2 (2 2) 3 4 (3 3) 5 6 ? ans=4

75) 507, 169, 248, 62, 36, 12, 168, 42, 168 ?

(507= 169*3), 248, 62, (36=12*3), 168, 42, (168=x*3)-> x=56 (ans)

76) 7.2, 2.2, 3.2, 16, 11, 12, 60, 55, 56, ?

7.2 + 8.8= 16+ 44= 60 + 2.2= 62.2 (ans) [not sure about answer]

77) 2, 6, 5, 14, 11, 26, 17 , ?

Alternate starting with first: +3 , +6 , +6
Now starting with second number: +8, +12 , +12 . so ans = 26+12

78) 115, 100, 86, 74, 65, 60, ?

Difference : 15, 14, 12,9, 5  Now difference of these : 1, 2, 3, 4, next 5
So 5-5=0
Ans=60-0=60

79) 8 5 9 7 2 25 5 1 16 8 6 ?

(8 -5=3 ) -> 3^2=9 (7-2=5)->5^2= 25 5 1 16 (8- 6=2) so answer 2^2=4

80) -5  1 -11 23 29 17  -20 -14 ?

-5  (1 -12=-11) 23 (29 -12=17)  -20 (-14 -12=-26) ans=-26

81) 3,7,10,8,4,12,0,5,5,3,2,?

Ans:(Divide the 3 elements into one group ) 3+7=10,8+4=12,0+5=5,so 3+2=5 is the answer.

82) 0,1,1,2,0.5,2,2,4,2,2,4,3,7,2,?

83) 1,1,2,4,6,36,39,1521,?

84) 7,4,6,3,4.5,1.5,2.25,? Ans: -0.75

85) 2,9,5,49,11,169,? Ans:22

86) 49,7,98,16,4,48,9,3,36,25,5,?

87) 2,6,5,14,11,26,17,? Ans:60

88) 7,0,1,8,5,12,9,26,3,23,2,? Ans:28

89) 2,3,10,15,26,? Ans:35

90) 5,16,22,68,28,87,36,106,11,? Ans:45

91) 7776,625,64,9,?

92) 13,24,36,23,34,56,33,44,96,43,54,? Ans:116

93) 0,1,2,0.5,2,2,2,2,4,3,2,? Ans:3.5

94) 18,24,5,21,27,8,17,23,4,24,30,? Ans:9

95) 3,5,2,100,4,7,3,196,1,6,5,? Ans:144

96) 8,5,9,7,2,25,5,1,16,8,6,? Ans:15

97) -3,6,1,-2,4,-1,-1,2,-3,?

98) 1/4,1/4,1/2,3/2,6,? Ans:30

99) 1/4, 1/4, 1/2, 3/2, 6, ?

100) 0.8, 1.8, 3.6, 3.6, 4.6, 9.2, 9.2, 10.2, ?

101) 22, 19.5, 21.45, 33, 30.5, 33.55, 44, 41.5, ?

102) 15 3/4, 16, 26, 9 1/5, 9, 19, 64 2/3, 65, 75, 30 3/8, ?

103) 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 4, 5, 1, 0, 6, 3, ?

104) 3/2, 2 1/4, 9/4, 7/2, 12 1/4, 49/4, 4/3, 1 1/7, 16/9, ?

105) 18, 24, 5, 21, 27, 8, 17, 23, 4, 24, 30, ?

106) 100, 98, 95, 90, 83, ?

107) 1, 3, 3, 2, 8, 10, 3, 4, 12, 4, 8, ?

108) 49, 7, 98, 16, 4, 48, 9, 3, 36, 25, 5, ?

109) 9, 12, 4, 8, 12, 15, 5, 9, 3, 6, 2, 6, 6, 9, ?

110) 5/6, 1/3, 1/2, 1/2, 2/8, 1/4, 5/6, 1/6, 2/3, 1/2, 1/3, ?

111) 33, 8, 41, 21, 67, 72, 47, 119, 124, ?

112) 1/7, 3/4, 4/9, 5/6, 7/11, 7/8, ?

113) 7, 4, 6, 3, 4.5, 1.5, 2.25, -0.75, ?

114) 1,2,3,6,11,20,37,68,_____
(sum of previous two+ current face value  Ans=20+37+68)

115) 9,3,24,4,9,3,36,6,9,3,30,____
(pattern is x*3,x*6 Ans=5)

116) 44,4.4,.88,.264,0.1056,____
(x*.1,x*.2,x*.3.....Ans=0.5*0.1056)

117) 38,36,76,35,114,34,____
(Ans=38*4)

118) -12,6,-15,-5,28,-14,9,3,-18,____
(Ans=9)

119) 5,1,2,8,8,1,0,9,9,2,3,______
(Ans=14)

120) 56,89,33,21,57,88,35,19,60,85,30,____
(Ans=24)

121) 3,4.5,7,4,6,5.5,5,7.5,10,6,______
(Ans=9.0)

122) 7,-35,-34,-3,15,16,4,________
(Ans=-20)

123) 11,8,17,14,23,24,31,32,______
(Ans=43)

124) 1.8,3,0.6,2.5,5,0.5,3.4,2,1.7,____
(Ans=4.5)

125) 1,2,3,611,20,37,68,________
(This question got repeated for me twice same as 1)

126) 9,3,6,21,9,12,33,15,________
(Ans= 33-15)

127) -16,-8,4,24,12,-6,-40,_______
(Ans=-20)

128) 4.2,26.0,8.9,8.4,52.0,17.8,16.8,104.0,_______
(Ans=17.8*2)

129) 340,680,1428,3141.6,________

130) 7,-14,-4,15,-30,-20,-21

131) 11.5,17.5,35.5,89.5,__

132) 4,2,4,8,6,8,16,__

133) 3,4,12,6,1,8,8,4,5,6,30,__

2nd Part: (Just go through the formula).

Concentrate Mainly on Time and work ,
Time and distance,
Ratio and Proportion ,
Probability

2) English Assessment Test:

Just basic of grammar, tenses, punctuation's, Business mail Formats:

Here is the pattern:

Q1. Which of the following will you choose for a short notice to change the lunch hours?

1)Specific details.
2)Context and problem.
3)Regarding lunch.
4)hours All the above.

Q2. kelly is a good babysitter.Qualified, professional and fun

1) dangling modifier.
2) run on sentence.
3) a sentence fragment.

Q3. The question below consists of a pair of related words followed by four pair of words. Select the pair that best express the relation in the original pair: Deprecate: Credit

a. enhance: disparage.
b. bait: heckle.
c. unfair: biased.
d. discourage: force.

Q4. Convert into passive/active voice.

1. They objected to my proposal(My proposal is objected by them).
2. People believe him to be innocent(He is believed to be innocent by the people).
3. The invigilator was reading out the instructions(The instructions were being read by the invigilator).

Q5. Convert into direct/ indirect speech.

1. The preacher said, "Honesty is the best policy."
The preacher told that Honesty is the best policy.
2. I said to my father, "I am coming back after two hours

I told to my father that I will be coming back after two hours.

Q6. What does sexist language means?

(A) Language indicating towards woman
(B) Information conveyed as being a male
(C) language indicating difference between man and woman

Q7. Which is in the correct sense??

(A) This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrive by spirit.
(B) This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrives by spirit.
(C) This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrived by spirit.

Q8. It is considered a breach of etiquette ta have documents signed by administrative assistant
TRUE Or FALSE??

Q9. Sign by blue ink is authentic if done by blue ink TRUE or FALSE

(A) before brainstorm.
(B) same time of body of letter.
(C) at end of letter.

Q11. Which is the correct way to end a business letter?

(A) Regards.
(B) Sincerely.
(C) Respectfully.
(D) Both B and C.

Ans: A.

Q12.Which is the correct use of pronoun ?

(a) Each executive.
(b) Few Of the executive.
(c) One Of the Executive.
(d) All Of the above.

Ans: A.

Q13. Which is correct?

(a) Dear President Smith;
(b) Dear Mr Smith;
(c) Dear Mr Smith:
d) Dear Mr Smith

Q14. The formal business letter contains.

1) Regards.
2) Sincerely.
3) Respectfully.
4) 2&3.
5) All above.

Q15.**Ranny was with sally n me.

Ranny was with sally n I.
Ranny was with me n Sally.
--find correct one
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Q16.what to include in business letter.

- purpose.
- reason of writing.
- For whom intended.
- all of above.
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Q17. Enclosures (3) meaning 3 attachments are there in addition to the letter. true or false?

Ans: True.

Q18. Which of the following will you choose for a short notice to change the lunch hours?

1) Specific details.
2) Context and problem.
3) Regarding lunch hours.
4) All the above.

Q19. how to end business letter.

- Regards.
- sincerely.
- respectfully.
- a & c.

Ans: Regards.

Q20. Is it necessary to include a table of contents regardless of the size of the document. true or false?

Ans: False.

Q21.Name is Roger Smith, who is also the president. What is the proper salutation?

-Dear Mr. Roger Smith,
-Dear Mr. Roger:
-Dear Mr. Smith:
-Dear President Smith:

Q22. The coachy my best friend play with me everyday. Write the sentence using comma at appropriate position

Ans: The Coachy,my best friend,play with me everyday.

Q23. In formal letter for better understanding.

1. Repeat ideas with picture and all.
2. repeat important ideas.
3. Refrain from repeating ideas.
4. One and two.

Ans: Refrain from repeating ideas.

12) Which is in the correct sense??

(A)This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrive by spirit.
(B)This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrives by spirit.
(C)This child, who was misdiagnosed, have thrived by spirit.
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Q. Which of the following will you choose for a short notice to change the lunch hours?

1) Specific details
2) Context and problem
3) Regarding lunch
4) hours All the above

Q. The question below consists of a pair of related words followed by four pair of words. Select the pair that best express the relation in the original pair: Deprecate: Credit

a. enhance: disparage
b. bait: heckle
c. unfair: biased
d. discourage: force

Q. Convert into passive/active voice.

1. They objected to my proposal
2. People believe him to be innocent
3. The invigilator was reading out the instructions

Convert into direct/ indirect speech.

1. The preacher said, "Honesty is the best policy."
2. I said to my father, "I am coming back after two hours
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Q. What does sexist language means?

(A)Language indicating towards woman
(B)Information conveyed as being a male
(C)language indicating difference between man and woman

Q. Which is in the correct sense??

(A)This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrive by spirit.
(B)This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrives by spirit.
(C)This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrived by spirit.

In formal document prepared for meeting should contain

1. Purpose of document.
2. User expection from the document.
3. Brief details n content about document.
4. All of these.

Q. Correct form of English:

a) Samuel was with Susan and I
b) Samuel was with Susan and me
c) Samuel was with I and Susan
d) Samuel was with me and Susan
e) None of these

Which one is correct?

Name is Mr.Roger Smith and he is president also.

1) Dear Mr. Smith:
2) Dear Mr.Roger,
3) Dear Mr.Roger Smith:
4) Dear President Smith;
5) Dear Smith:

Find the active voice sentence below...

1) The car has driven by him
2) He cleaned the car
3) It will be more complex algorithm

The short form of mail to write regarding changing lunch hours, Which of the following options the form contains?

1) Specific details
2) Context and problem
3) Regarding lunch hours
4)1&3
5) all the above

The coachy my best friend plays with me everyday. Write the sentence using comma at appropriate position

Is that emotions used in formal emails??
True/ false

3. Face to Face Interview.

Just be Confident and don't bluff them . If you don't know the answer just tell them that "I can't recall it".

Interview depends upon the HR it was from 5 to 45 minutes I literally say 5 minutes.

Prepare with your Resume(Just include the technologies you know better) and About IBM.

Interview went like this:

Interviewer: Hello, Good Morning!!
Me: Good Morning Sir!!

me: Thank you sir,

Interviewer: Please give me 2 minutes(Mean while he is verifying some data in his lappy)
Me: Sure Sir , (I'm tensed) Can i have some water sir(Just saw the bottle on the table).

Interviewer: Yeah Yeah You can !!
Me: Thank you sir(Had a sip and waiting for the next talk).

Me: Started telling about myself, My education, What I'm up to , My short term goals.

Interviewer:Tell me what you know about IBM.
Me: (Just prepare well about the IBM you can see in the official website), Started telling all I knew Specifically, Mentioned the company policy i.e gender equality,How IBM is innovative

Interviewer:Oh !! Anything more about IBM.
Me: I just smiled.

Other Questions Like .. what is the challenged situation in your life and how you faced it?
When conflicts arise in a Team .

Interviewer: Tell me the subject you like most..
Me: Just thought a while and said Java (Asked few questions on the OOps concepts).

Interviewer: Do you have any questions ?
Me: Asked questions about the Project i have seen in the website.

Interviewer: He explained clearly .
Interviewer: Any questions more.
Me: No sir.

Interviewer: Nice conversation and All the Best.
Me: Thank you very much sir.

Awaiting for the results and after a long wait IBM people came into the room said "Don't feel Bad if you are not selected and your online aptitude test will be validated for 12 months so you can directly appear for the English online assessment".

He started announcing the names of 9 members out of 56 and said to follow a co-coordinator. I felt very bad and tears bursted out since this is my third attempt for IBM.

Suddenly One of the HR entered into the room and started clapping and said that we are all the members of IBM . We all are in Cloud 9.

Aww...that day feb 15th most memorable day.

Just be patience and confident and wait for your turn !! Awaiting for my offer letter.

All the Best!!