Infosys Interview Experience - Chennai - September 20 and 21, 2014
On the first day, we had a pre-placement talk followed by online assessment. There's usually a common myth that the assessment of Infosys is the most difficult one to crack. But guys, this time, believe it or not, the questions were very easy.
We had 3 sections as per the new pattern followed by Infosys this year,
1. Logical aptitude (15 questions, 35 minutes):
In this section we had very simple logical questions, except few questions that had 6 sentences each, from which we had to pick up three sentences that are logically connected (this was not syllogisms) , which we felt a bit difficult.
2. Quantitative Aptitude (10 questions, 25 minutes):
In this section, luckily we had 5 easy logical questions, 2 very basic questions on permutation and combination, an extremely easy number series, alphabetical letter coding and a basic problem on speed and distance concept. We didn't have any crypto-arithmetic problems which usually comes in this section!
3. Verbal (40 questions, 35 minutes):
This section as usual, was a standard difficult and challenging one. The theme detection was very much confusing, as you easily can't derive at any conclusion based on a short passage. But you have more questions of these types in IndiaBix, and you can work on them. We didn't have synonyms or antonyms based questions this time! They gave more weightage to sentence correction and there were 2 reading comprehensions. The passages were too long, but the questions asked based on them were very easy that you need to just skim through the given passage.
Remember guys, cracking aptitude is not a difficult task at all. Just try to work out with them whenever you are free. You need not spend hours of time preparing for this. Make use of resources available in the internet. Just see the solution for the problems and try to understand the concept behind them. (I did the same thing for all online assessment tests we had during our placement training program!)
On the same day, the results were announced. 164 out of 400 got through this round, and I was one among them.
On the next day, I was called for HR interview. Infosys doesn't usually have a technical round separately, but for us the interview went purely technical!
As I'm a non-CS/IT student I don't know what questions were asked for those guys.
I was made to wait from 8.00am in the morning till 4.45pm in the evening!
I was called only at 4.45pm. Infosys HR's always move freely and will have a friendly approach. So you need not worry.
Here's what happened during my interview:
HR : Welcome Mr. Sankara Krishnan, please have your seat.
Me : Thank you.
HR : May I have your CV?
Me : Gave.
HR : Tell me about yourself.
Me : Told as prepared, but was little nervous with a shaky voice, (she smiled at me noticing my nervousness. Which eased me a little).
HR : Can you tell me about your project?
Me : Luckily I was very strong in this part, as I have already worked on this since my second year, and was confident enough to talk about it for 25 minutes! I used medical terms as I was doing a biomedical project, I patiently answered to all the related questions that were asked in between. She was very much impressed.
HR : You seem to have immense interest in medical sciences and biomedical instrumentation, and how do you think you can transform yourself into an IT professional?
Me : I explained how my knowledge will be used in IT fields and how I can suit in their organisation.
HR: No I don't matter how you are going to suit in Infosys. I just want to know how can you transform yourself into an IT professional.
Me: I admitted that I misunderstood the previous question and then gave my appropriate answer.
HR : What all you know about JAVA?
Me : Basic analogous concepts between C++ and JAVA as we had an idea in OOPS.
HR : What are interfaces in JAVA? Why are you using them?
Me : Told.
HR : What are exceptions in C++? explain its handling.
Me : Told.
HR : Can you write a C program for string reversal without using strrev function?
Me : Wrote but had a small mistake in coding inside the loop section.
HR : I appreciate your effort for writing this program! What is Jquery mobile? What is HTML5? What is mobility?
Me : Told as I have mentioned in the resume about the mobile web apps workshop.
HR : Do you have any questions?
Me : I asked about areas if any where I could improve.
HR : You need not worry about that. Will take care of those during your training program.
Me : (felt very happy and understood that they were just testing my attitude, honesty, and my ability to learn new concepts, etc. ,) Thank you (and went away).
The interview was over. It took approximately 45 minutes!
Others had even more worse experience than mine. Some HRs even asked technical questions related to their departments!
At 6.30pm the results were announced. 129 out of 194 were selected and I was one among them by God's grace.
So be confident guys, never get down by the negative interview experiences of others, and keep trying, you will succeed one fine day.
All the best! See you at Infosys!
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