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October 19, 2010 Category : Studies Abroad
Hi Friends! International Business Machines (IBM) is an American multinational computer, technology and IT consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM is the world's fourth largest technology company and the second most valuable global brand(after Coca-Cola). IBM is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nano technologies. This is the blog about how the IBM interview pattern and paper would be. 1. WRITTEN TEST: This is the new pattern of IBM. It contains 3 sections. SECTION-1 [Matrix Test] 15 ques - 13 min. [No negative marks for this section] SECTION-2 [Number series test] 20 ques - 4 min. 15 mins mathematical [Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.] SECTION-3 [Analytical type (Aptitude)] 12 ques - 15 min. [Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.] SECTION 1: Some information is given in the form of matrices, with headings for rows as row1, row2 ... Etc. For columns with headings as column1, column 2... Etc. Those matrices are as follows. C1 @ S C2 C3 * K C4 2 ? Z $
of Questions are 15. NUMBER SERIES (20 qs -4 mins-20 marks..These are also multiple choice questions( 5 options).41. And one more thing is the invigilator signals time for every 30 secs don't feel tense with that just go wth your work. row4 are interchanged and diagonal elements from top left to bottom right are written in reverse order then what is the element in row1 and column 1? 2.44.45..____ Ans..42... If Column1.44 EX: 40. Total No. Total number of questions are 20 and the time limit is 4 minutes.After giving similar type of conditions . 2.19. Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.___ Ans.34.18. The questions will be like this: EX: 17. Time Limit is 13 minutes.21.41.____ Ans. Column4 are interchanged and row3. No negative marks are there for this section.....5 answers were given for each question.42.44. what is the element left to H? In this section they gave around 4 matrices of this type and gave some questions for each matrix.21 EX: 22.Time management is very important for this section.20.negative 1/4) Its very simple and we can easily score the points but we should be very quick.33.I # 8 F P Q Z + Questions are as follows (Not same questions but same type) 1... If Z's in odd numbered rows are replaced with 7's and S's in odd numbered columns are replaced with 5's then which column elements sum equals to 9? 3..35..19.34.. SECTION-2 : All questions in this section are from number series..42.44 .. These are multiple choice questions.
1. The rate of color toner increases $33 to $35 and rate of black&white toner increases $28 to $29 if company spend $1540 in which 3/5 is color toner how much is total expenditure.Be careful while answering the questions and mark the answer if you know that perfectly otherwise leave it and go for next. If a team consists 20 members in which 20% are mathematician then how many member should they hire so that the ratio would become 10/11. We have 171 kg rice custing 7 rs/kg. 2 inches screen and 4 different model of 4 inch screen size then how many models should vendor has for all the model ? 2. If a company produces 15 different models of tv sets. Printer A starts at 7:15 am while Printer B starts at 7:29 am then at what time both will have same number of words printed? 6. 4 characters are equal to one word. 3.00 8.This consists of Analytical type Questions. so find the width? Ans. Rectangular room has width half of its length. L=8. What is quantity of 11 rs/kg rice ? Ans.You must have practice to do this section. W=4 . 76. In first week 75 books are used. 1/16 5. When 6 is decreased from both length and width then its area is differed by 108. in third 95 and in fourth 160 books are used. in second 95. Printer A prints 8192 character per minute and printer B prints 13862 character per minute. This secton is little bit tough. In a library there are 5 cluster and each is having 44 books(module).we have rice at 11 rs/kg and 2 rs/kg .then after mixing 11 rs/kg and 2 rs/kg rice. 4. then how much fraction of books are used? 7. B is sold 1/16 and C is sold ¾ then what fraction is sold by the shop in all. time: 15 minutes). A computer shop consists 3 brand's laptop . Ans. (Questions: 12.Laptop of brand A is sold 3/16.SECTION-3 Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.
Company A taken a truck on rent of $1280 per month another company B bought the truck in $40000 and send $120 per month.Nuclear deal Here they can check only communication skills. then what is the total percentage of wastage? Then Group Discussion Gd topics are : 1. After 4 years what will be the difference in the amount spent by the both companies on the TRUCK? 11.Once you connected to the server there will be five rounds to check your Voice/communication. Then communication test Details about IBM Voice/Communication test you will be given cell phone and you have to dial the server number." There will be 8-9 sentences to read. W=8 10. Ans L=4. Rectangular room has width twice of its length."Read the sentences" You'll be given a paper which contain 10-12 sentences in english. 4. .Primary education. if the 80% of the total work is done by machine A.9. In a company printing work is done by two machine 5% of the work done by machine A are wasted. Is better than Higher education. and 40% of work done by machine B are wasted.Exercise is good for health.Money is irresponsible. You will be asked to read the sentences like "Read the sentence no 6. brain and drain.. 2. 1st round . When 6 is decreased from both length and width then its area is differed by 108 so find the width.. 3. The details regarding this will be communicated to you at the time of test.
3rd round .In that you should not add your own words/articles/adjectives to make the sentence. accent."Repeat the sentences" The server will say some sentences and you have to repeat them. who are you: daughter or sister? (DAUGHTER) Which is smaller castle or cottage? (COTTAGE) Afternoon comes before or after lunch? (BEFORE) Trees have more number of branches or trunks? (BRANCHES) How many months are there in two years? (24) You can see with your eyes or ears? (EYES) 5th Round ."Make sentence from Jumble words" The server will pronounce some jumbled words and you have to make sentence."One word answer" The server will ask question which you have to reply in one word."eat i daily mango" ) 4th round . speed. Make sure your voice will be audible and clear. The senetences will be in different voices. You have to use only the sentences pronounced by the server. Like.2nd round .."Answer in detail" .. (It would be normally used sentences like . what is the color of milk? What is frozen water called? (ICE) Which is faster:cat or worm? (CAT) Which is thinner:finger or leg? (FINGER) How many weeks are there in a year? (52) How many minutes r there in 1 and a half hr? (90) What do u wear when you go out in cold: sweater or shirt? (SWEATER) How many eggs are there in a dozen? (12) If you are going out for lunch with your mother.
Differences between stack & queue C++: What is OOPS ? Encapsulation. Secondary. Unique key and Difference between primary & unique key Data structures: Bubble sort. Technical and HR round DBMS: Normalisation. UK. Dynamic binding with examples and Inheritence Difference between multiple & multilevel inheritence Virtual function(Frequently asked question) Inline function Abstract & friend class JAVA: Final class Swings Frame Layouts Advantages of Java Interface Why Java is platform independent? Write a program in Java to print the odd numbers between 1 to 100? .The server will ask descriptive questions like "What will you do if you become the Prime Minister" The whole process will take 10-12 min. Australia. The questions are very easy to answer but you have to catch what the server is saying. The accent will be of US. Foreign. Difference between DBMS &RDBMS. Primary.
. Prevention etc.Operating system: Memory management.we can clear easily if we have practise on number series after 15 question session gets close and next same pattern continues with change of questions on percentages.ENGLISH TEST Its jus a 15 min test they will give one paragraph from that we need to write an email to the client in jus 6lines .. but many participants gone in this round only by doing silly mistakes like writing as thanking you as we write in letter writing .Thrashing Differences between Process and thread Different types of Scheduling Explanation of Round Robin Scheduling Deadlock.lot practise requires to clear this session as each question will be tricky and time taking to solve 2.technical and project developemnt round 1. Starvation.. Avoidance.if we give clear saluation we can clear the round easily ..areas.probability .ratios. Networking: Different types of topologies Differences between Tcp/Ip and OSI IBM Interview process Its a 2days process on first day they have taken written test and english test 2nd day followed by GD.15sec timelimit first 15 questions completely on number series only .WRITTEN TEST Its an online test called as IPAT test each question has 2..salutation is most important in the email writing .
. ii)Quantitative: Just read all the formulaes from R S Agrawal and just go through the solve problems.not more than seven line.what is assembly language.just practice for 15-20 questions and you will find it very simple. IT specification.C++ etc. First off all there is a company presentation for 10-15 minutes.then marks will be deducted..it was so easy.asked questions on it .machine laguage. Then there is a online aptitude test which contains only two types of questions i) Number series : find out the missing number. Very easy. Many examples are based upon formulaes only. I am going to share my complete experience with you....myself Nakul S Varge I am from PICT. All the best guys! Hii guys.hope it will help you.so strictly follow the rule. There is no sectional cutoff.difference between them?...we have to identify the pattern..and asked my fav subject i said OS .it was so easy.5:PROJECT DEVELOPEMNT ROUND : Covered topics on java in deep .. If anyone goes above seven. IBM GBS visited our campus on 6th jan 2012..Then there is a english test in which they have given three paragraphs and we have to write an abstract in 7 lines only...what is JVM? about my final project? usefulness of it? C.Total of 66 students are appeared for the company and the have selected 25 including me.pune..best way to pickup few lines from each para and write it down. ..it is more than enough to crack this section..
Next round was technical interview.they will select complete group. Then there is a group discussion in a group of 10 students.the gap between two sentences should not more than 2 minutes coz in this way u r not noticeable. This round is different for EnTC and Comp/IT students..Based on this two rounds they shortlisted 39 students.first five persons are noticeable. After your first sentence try to spoke within next 2 minutes. For comp/IT: In technical section they have given three programs and we have to write code for that in any choice of language.thats it. At the end of the session they gave all an opportunity to speak 2 min. try to speak in first five peoples and be specific. The main thing here is if all candidates are nicely spoken. i. Here they ask to explain the programs. They gave us 2 minuets to think and half an hour to speak.e conclusion. Just explain the programs deeply.My group was completely selected. The topic given to my group is Print media Vs Broadcast media.. my programs were i) Factorial ii)Count total number of nodes in tree ii) Insertion sort my friends also got queries from DBMS. Cracking GD: keep in mind guys in GD. .
. It is a strict rule. Just see the pattern how to write a letter. Next there is a written communication test. It was very easy and just for formality.. But write in a polite manner. In this round they will give a situation and ask u how to deal with it... . So guys. They are very friendly and dont worry if you stuck somewhere just tell them that I don't no. They may ask to write a letter to your customer regarding any issue. They selected 58 out 68 appeared. Then they started with an online test consists of Aptitude questions and Number series questions......49 also not eligible. Day1 is over. They will go through your resume and ask some basic technical questions my question was JOIN in DBMS. They won't check it.Just keep smiling in this round.Global Services came for the recruitment at NIT Calicut. Even my friends who has 6. Today IBM .! Hi Friends. Best of luck. So be careful regarding this.And the final round was an HR.. They gave enough time for the test. They started with announcing that cut off is 65% or 6...It is a kind of general discussion..5 CGPA.this was my journey and finally I got selected in IBM. I hope this will helpful for you.they will give you another question.
It is not actually a GD. Don't worry. They ask to speak on a topic for 2 mins.e 2 min 15 secs per question 2. Online Aptitude test 18 Questions NUMBER SERIES(Not so Difficult) 18 Quantitative Questions The timer set was for individual questions i. They asked what algorithm is used in Google search. They check communication skills. You can definitely crack it. Then there is a Group discussion. Next round in Technical HR. Written Communication test Writing an official dummy note considering you are an IBM employee . Finally they took 35 students. Speak fluently. At about 9.00 am they started the PrePlacement Talk The following rounds were the part of the days process 1. Communication is the key point and they prefer girls because it is a service based company. There were 100 students participating in this process. IBM GBS came to our campus for recruitment process. If they want they may take HR also. Actually they too don't know but they check your knowledge regarding searching algorithms.They started GD on 2nd day at 9AM. Be confident on whatever you say.
Solar energy of atomic energy etc etc.how will u fill water in bottles without opening caps? 5. different topics were given like. 4. Group Discussion They made 5 batches of 8 students each. CORRUPTION-a way of life.not more than 6 statements.Apart from these technical questions Few personal interpretition questions were asked like How many stairs did u climb to come to this room?? and you have 1 bucket of water.NET i was asked few questions on it. All the best! . It lasted for about 20 minutes. HR round General questions like what are your interests.one needle and 4 bottles with bottle caps.Study ur resume well. After these 2 rounds 40 were selected for the next process out of 100.Since i did my project using ASP. 3. Out of 31. Really was a wonderful experience. 25 students were selected and i was one of them.based on the information provided. Finally we were all done with the rounds and were waiting for results.any interesting moment in your life. After Gd 31 Students were shortlisted.a puzzle was given of making 4 same shapes from a big single shape.now your projects well. Technical round Few questions on Database were asked. Social networking-A threat or boon.
.we were given a paragraph. 1)data matrices. we were made to wait for 3 hrs.. 12 mints 10 questions...u ll surely be wen it will b ur day...one by one....:)) well coming to the written.getting into IBM was a dream come true... except 1 student rest all cleared... 3) mathematical reasoning .dont hesitate...... and very much like u ll .den d forum was open all discussed... then there was gd..reading that we had to summarize the scenario to a client in just six sentences.. Believe me friends . then there was aptitude test.its just bcoz dt was nt ur day . groups of 8 were made n the gd started immediately.13 mints 15 questions....It was a referral off campus.i was scanning previous years papers.dont panic.don't get impatient if u do not get selected in some company....weeks b4 ..just try to get n opportunity to speak . Although i was already placed in another company ..just ..... 2)number series.' in my group the topic was 'solar energy or atomic energy is going to be the future energy. the eligibility criteria was 65%in 10th n 12th n 70% in B tech. The drive started with checking all d documents which we were intimated to carry along with the hall ticket..n finally every1 gave the conclusion.we all first introduced ourselves. the test comprised of 3 sets...in gd.then every1 was given a chance to pseak on the topic....4 mints 10 questions. we had a 15 mint eng langg test...dont panic.
..project description....some situation based questions.. we were made to sit...... :)) hope u ll find my experience useful.introduce urself. See u at IBM.n finally hr came n announced our names.BY gods grace i can call myself an IBMer.dts it... puzzles. dont loose hope.. tech....ur role in projec..basic c prog.my name was called.dbms queries...have faith in GOD. All d besT!!! .. and finally ready to relocate. next we waited for interview.....dt was d happiest moment for me.n we were told that very shortly we will have to join.expressing logical n relevant ideas.n gave us d eaf form... hr n tech interview. hr questions were like.speak without fumbling and making grammatical mistakes.......