Infosys Placement Papers
INFOSYS PAPER ON 4th JUNE AT
DVR College Of Engineering and Tech
I am very
happy and relieved after the results of Infosys recruitment. I made it. I made
it into my Dad’s favorite company. On that day of recruitment it was a pool
campus interview, hence not only my college students but there were other
college students too who were a part of it to give the test. There were roughly
around 800 students and about 50-60 got selected. These stats are by no means of
getting discouraged and getting bogged down or to get tensed. The foremost thing
is that even if there more number of them, the HR made it very clear that they
are willing to take every body if they prove their mettle. Remember one thing
friends even if there is vacancy of only one person, have such confidence levels
that you would be that one person to get through it. Coming to the actual
process is two tiers:
first round is the written round where in we have two papers. The first paper is
the reasoning and aptitude paper. This consists of few puzzles(2-3, we had 3),
Data interpretation, Data Suffiency, Syllogisms and reasoning(finding the odd
figure out…. Practice RS Agarwal).
puzzles are simple ones, but there is a need to read and think very quickly. The
word is speed. This comes only by practice. The puzzles can be easily found in
any good CAT material. Remember guys, there is no need of Barrons. Hence don’t
waste your time on that. One example is:
started at point A and moved towards north for about 20kms and reached point B,
at B he turned right and moved 20kms to reach C. From C, he turned left and
moved another 20kms towards point D till he reached D. Then he reached E by
traveling 20kms to the right from where he stopped at D. Then he again moved
20kms till he reached F. From F he moved 30kms in direction.”
questions were based on this data, like find the nearest distance from the
starting point to the ending point, find the distance(shortest) between A and F
and so on
Interpretation is all about understanding and solving the data represented in a
graphical manner or in a figurative manner. You can be asked on bar graphs, pie
charts, and other figurative methods of expressing data.
sufficiency can be easily solved but I would still recommend to go through any
good CAT material and the section of Data sufficiency in it.
syllogisms, my suggestion is to finish this section from RS Agarwal’s Verbal and
non verbal book. Read the nine rules and this will be the most scoring section.
One of the examples I was asked on is:
are pens, All pens are erasers” the options were:
1) All books are erasers.
2) No books are erasers.
3) Some pens are erasers.
4) All erasers are books.
is first option.
section is pretty do-able, but proper practice is required. Not only in
understanding what is required, but also in calculating the options properly.
This is very important as the option choices are very close and accurate
calculations are required.
next is the English section. This is just tenth class stuff and easy, especially
if you were good in the 10th CBSE English. For others, we had Two Reading
comprehensions (RC), few fill in the right propositions in the blanks (sentence
completion), few identifying the wrong sentences from the given choices,
Inferences drawn from the given paragraph.
observation was that not only me but almost all the students who have appeared
for the test had this feeling that English was easy. My only suggestion is that
don’t take this lightly and if you have an opportunity please take English
grammar tests from some sites which you can easily google it out. I have taken
these tests just to calm my nerves before the exam as I was confident but didn’t
want to be over confident.
preparation on this level is very much enough and don’t even stress it out very
round was the HR interview.
The Madam was very sweet and warm. I would say the best way to prepare about
this is to be calm and have thorough knowledge of your Resume. Things from
Resume are very frequently asked. How my interview went on:
evening Rajashekher. Please take your seat.
me about your self.
did.(I talked confidently for about 2 mins.)
activities did you do in your college life, what are your interests.
speaking, debates, GD’s, extempore, etc
about history of Hyderabad
for 2 mins.
spoilt this as I was nervous and wasn’t expecting this. She asked me this
because I said I am interested in public speaking and GD. I didn’t get tensed
but answered her properly about the entire thing post 1950 as I knew that.
me a paper and asked me choose a topic and speak for it for 2 mins.
“Global Warming” and spoke on that. The other topics were “Impact of IT”, “IT
and Agriculture” , etc.
me if I was ready for a puzzle,
replied in affirmative
me a puzzle, “ If we have a swimming pool square shaped and having 4 coconut
trees on the four corners of the pool, and we have double the size of this but
not destroying the trees. Remember that the pools area has to be increased .”
answer is to build a rhombus in such a way that the corners of the square are
just in the middle of the sides of the rhombus
me a set of pieces and asked me to build a pyramid out of it
couldn’t do it. But I kept trying till she said time’s up!!!
was a real life scenario where in I am in Infosys and me with an other Fresher
and Two senior managers are sent to states on a project. Once in US the three of
them were not willing to work and wanted to enjoy and go sight seeing. How would
u deal with such a scenario.
asked to one of my friends was that ,” if you were given four balls and u are
supposed to place them in such a way that all the four have to be equi-distant.
is a Tripod.
asked me if I did any thing innovative in my entire student life other than
projects and presenting papers.
replied, but I didn’t do it to her satisfaction.
okay and asked if I had any Q’s
asked her what “Universal Banking Finacle” is
she dint want to reply me and hence said you will get to know about that once
you are in the company.
me if I knew how many weeks of training is given to freshers at Infosys.
as I was told about this in the Pre-Placement talk.
explained that getting recruited here is just one of those steps and you have to
be competitive and write all those tests conducted and maintain a good CGP, to
be a permanent member in this company.
Getting in to Infy is that much easier once you can clear the first round. Just
work hard, stay calm, believe in your self, and be confident. They just see how
well you can communicate and how easily you give up (no matter what, don’t give
up easily in the puzzles especially). The fact is that you should not give up,
and keep your focus and mind active. The rough sheets supplied to you will be
taken back, so this is very important to use the rough sheets properly.