INFOSYS PAPER & INTERVIEW - 13 FEB 2008 - BELLARY
I'm Bharath N, studying in VEC, Bellary, Karnataka. Infosys was my 1st company, I cleared 1st round. Ive posted the pattern of Infosys paper that v had. But not the exact qns.. I've mentioned only the Type of qns..
Aptitude test consists of two papers:-
(i) ARITHMETIC & LOGICAL REASONING.
(ii) ENGLISH COMPREHENSION TEST (English grammar + passages).
(1) ARITHMETIC ANG LOGICAL REASONING:
Questions : 30 Time : 40 minutes ALL QUESTIONS CARRY "ONE" MARK
[i] Three persons A,B,C have Rs.165,Rs.180,Rs.150. The person having the highest amount gives 1/5th of his amount to two other persons equally. The game ends when each one has contributed.
1> What was the amount left with C at the end of game?
2> What was the amount left with B at the end of game?
3> What was the amount left with A at the end of game?
4> What was the amount left with A after his contribution(i.e after 2nd step)?
5> In how many steps the game ends?
[ii] (VISUAL REASONING) 5 figures were given and we are asked to pick the ODD MAN out 5 Questions on this.
[iii](LOGICAL REASONING) READ THE QUESTIONS BELOW AND PICK THE RIGHT
OPTION 1 - if conclusion can be made by using either of the two statements.
OPTION 2 - if conclusion can be made by using only one statement.
OPTION 3 - if conclusion can be made by only by using both the statements.
OPTION 4 - if conclusion can NOT be made by using both the statements
5 Questions on this.
Example : Total number of students in a class is 120. find the number of girls in the class?
a)The number of boys in a class is 90.
b) The number of girls is about 25%.
Answer is OPTION 1 because using anyone statement you can solve the given question.
iv] (DATA INTERPRETATION): For us A BAR Graph Was Given.. But here r some other possibilities.. ie Tabular problems too..
[v] Jumbled Up Problems..[5 qns]
[vi] (SYLLOGISM) 5 Questions on these.
Example: 1.SOME BIRDS ARE STONES.SOME TIGERS ARE BIRDS.ALL STONES ARE GRAPES. Similarly 4 qns wer given and asked that Which of the following is More Logically correct..They have not given Conclusions.. only Statements.
I felt that the reasoning paper was easy but the English paper was bit on the tougher side. Answer sheet consists of one page like the OMR sheet, you just need to circle the correct option number and write that number in the space provided....with blue/black ball point pen.
(2) ENGLISH COMPREHENSION TEST (English grammar + passages).
Questions : 40 Time : 30 minutes
1-5> Reading comprehension (easy but solve at last only, if you solve it first, you will end-up guessing for many questions, very very lengthy)
6-10> Reading comprehension (it was too easy, try to read it fast while solving)
11-18> fill in the blanks with suitable sentences!! (easy ones according to grammar)
19-26>choose the one among 4 suitable phrases(sentences similar to the underlined part)for the underlined part of the given sentences. (sentence improvement....Be careful sometimes no improvement is required choose the same phrase)
27-34> choose correct sentence from four given sentences (easy ones but be careful, there is only a slight difference and you have to select which is more grammatically correct)
35-40> you have to choose which Course of Action suits best for the above given paragraph. (Mainly this specifies your managerial abilities.) Time management is very important, many of my friends were not able to solve all questions and even read it. Be careful for English part because most of the candidates get rejected here only...
Time management is must!!! Solve passages at last... I did 30 questions in 15mins & hence got 15 mins to solve the reading comprehensions which I did at last!! so plan the paper accordingly!! After the test results were announced in 2 hours, I was very glad to note that i was selected.. As There was sectional cut-off wich is around 60% for reasoning & 50 % for english, very less students got selected.. (about 36 out of nearly 400 students) I have not written much about HR interview because I felt that it was quite easy if you good communication skill .The first 10 seconds is very important as they see how your body language is So Be Confident. After written test results, with no time delay
HR interviews started. A panel of 4 HR's came who were taking interview in 4 different rooms. All they check for, in HR, is your communication skills and confidence.. They want persons with excellent communication skills.. No technical questions will be asked.. And one more thing once you have cleared the written test, almost 90% of your selection is confirmed. But Rejections at HR was very much more (in our case out of 36, 15 got rejected). So focus well on written part & Communication skills because its the biggest barrier & once you cross it, you are almost through!!!
So friends cracking infosys paper is not a difficult task.. All you need is little smart-work, good communication skills & confidence as well as conviction in yourself.
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