INFOSYS PAPER FOR FRESHERS HELD ON 7TH Feb 2008 AT NITTE MEENAKSHI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, YELAHANKA, BANGALORE By Sudheendra

Kumar THERE ARE TWO ROUNDS FOR SELECTION :1) APTITUDE TEST 2) H R INTERVIEW APTITUDE TEST CONSISTS OF TWO PAPERS:(i)ARITHMETIC ANG LOGICAL REASONING. (ii)ENGLISH COMPREHENSION TEST (English grammar + passages). *************************************************************************************** ARITHMETIC ANG LOGICAL REASONING PAPER: 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) There are six firms A,B,C,D,E,F and its information: FIRM** TOTAL INCOME**No. of EMPLOYEES**OFFICES***INCOME SPLIT** ** I ** II ** III ** IV** A 8000mn 5000 400 15 20 35 30 B 7500mn 4000 350 10 25 40 25 C 7000mn 4500 250 not available D 6500mn 4000 300 15 30 40 15 E 6000mn 4200 280 not available F 4500mn 2500 200 not available I:audit II:tax III:net income IV:extra 16>What is the difference in income generated between firms A & D? 17>Which firm has highest ratio of no. of employees to offices? 18>Which of the three firms contribute to around 42% of the total of all firms`s income? (1)A,B,C (2)A,D,B (3)D,E,F (4)C,B,D answer is (3) 19>If next year Firm A has its tax increased to 10%,what is the difference of amount of tax income between the present year and previous year? 20>If total income of Firm B has increased to 10% what is the difference of amount that it has to pay through tax(i.e II of income split)? [v](Sitting arrangement) There are 8 persons A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H seated in a circle: B is sitting between G and D. H is third to the left of B and second to the right of A. C is sitting between A and G. B and E are not sitting opposite to each other. 21>if you assume A as 1st position then who is sitting at 6th position? 22>Who is sitting opposite to A? 23> If A and D exchange their places then who is sitting to the immediate left of D? 24>Who is third to the left of D? 25>Which of the following is not true? (1)A and D face each other. (2)H and G face each other. (3)F and B face each other (4)None of these. Answer is (4)None of these. [vi](Syllogism) 5 Questions on these. Example: SOME BIRDS ARE STONES. SOME TIGERS ARE BIRDS. ALL STONES ARE GRAPES. Conclusions: I. Some stones are birds. II. some stones are not birds. III. some grapes are birds. IV. some tigers are stones. (1)I ,II and III follow. (2)I,III and IV follow. (4)I and III follow. (5)None of these. Answer is (4).

(3) Either I or II and III follow

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Note: IN OUR COLLEGE THERE WERE FOUR TYPES OF QUESTION PAPERS SET AND ONE PAPER WAS GIVEN TO ONE OF THE FOUR CLASSROOMS. ALL PAPERS DEALT WITH THE SAME TOPICS(6 TOPICS AS ABOVE) BUT ONLY THING WAS THE QUESTIONS WERE DIFFERENT. I felt that the reasoning paper was easy but the English paper was bit on the tougher side. Anwer 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. ============================================= Question No. Options Answer office use 1 1 2 (3) 4 5 3 2 1 (2) 3 4 5 2 3 1 2 (3) 4 5 3 =============================================

(ii)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) 6-10> Reading comprehension (it was too easy, try to read it fast while solving) 11-18> fill in the blanks with suitable words (easy ones according to grammer) 19-26>choose the one among 4 suitable phrases for the underlined part of the given sentences.(sentence improvement……Be carefull sometimes no improvement is required choose the same phrase) 27-34> choose correct sentence from four given sentences (easy ones but be carefull, there is only a slight difference and you have to select which is more grammatically correct ) 35-40> You have to choose which Couse of Action suits best for the above given paragraph. (Mainly this specifies your managerial abilites.) *******************************************************************************************

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 37 out of 194 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. Mine was a lady HR of around 28. She was nice and asked me some common questions…they check for your approach only.. So just try to apply some approach to it.. My interview lasted for around 15mins. All they check for 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. Rejections at HR is very very less..(in our case out of 37 only 4 got rejected) So focus well on written part because its the biggest barrier & once you cross it, you are almost through!!! After the interview, which was held from from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m….After 30 mins, final results were announced, i was veryyyyyyy glad that i was selected.. Celebrations were all around as this was the 1st company in which we sat & we cracked it too!!! 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... I would also like to thank all my college,my faculty & my friends who provided me support!!! My best wishes to all!!! SUDHEENDRA KUMAR NMIT COLLEGE sudheendra77@gmail.com Bangalore.

INFOSYS PATTERN 1) WRITTEN TEST 2) BEHAVIOURAL INTERVIEW The written paper consists of two sections: A) REASONING (30 questions in 40 minutes) B) VERBAL ABILITY (ENGLISH) (40 questions in 35 minutes) Coming to REASONING part, go through “R.S.AGGARWAL VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL REASONING” book.

The topics to be covered are 1) Blood relations 2) Puzzle test (most important - all the seven types) 3) Ranking 4) Data sufficiency 5) Logical deduction (syllogisms - most important) 6) Theme deduction (for English paper) 7) Series (only figurative) 8) Data interpretation Our question paper is as follows: QUESTIONS (1-5) BASED ON “ranking” 1) Raja ranks 9th from the top and 38th from the bottom in a class. How many students are there in a class? 2) Anil ranked 16th from the top and 23rd from the bottom among those who passed in an exam. 6 boys did not participate in the exam and 5 failed. How many boys were there in the class? 3) Similar questions on the same topic 4) 5) (Sometimes problems based on cube and dice, puzzle test may be asked in this section) QUESTIONS (6-10) BASED ON “series” (figurative) Out of the five figures given, pick the odd man out (i.e., which doesn’t follow the order) QUESTIONS (11-15) BASED ON “data sufficiency” QUESTIONS (16-20) BASED ON “data interpretation” (bar chart is given for us) QUESTIONS (20-25) BASED ON “puzzle test” (Prepare all the seven models. They were very easy) QUESTIONS (26-30) BASED ON “syllogisms” The model of the question is as follows: Each question given below consists of 5 or 6 statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the option which indicates a valid argument containing logically related statements that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements. A: B: C:D: E:F: a) ACD b)BEF c)CDE d)CEF THIS WAS THE END OF REASONING PAPER. ENGLISH PAPER: QUESTIONS (1-10) Two reading comprehensions were given and five questions were asked on each of them. They were very lengthy. Don’t waste time reading this. First answer the remaining questions and then come to these questions. QUESTIONS (11-15) (Correction of sentences) In case of the following sentence, a part of the sentence is highlighted. Beneath the sentence, four different parts of correcting the highlighted part were given. Choose the best alternative. (i.e. Correcting the underlined part of the sentence)

QUESTIONS (16-20) Choose the correct sentence of the following four given sentences. QUESTIONS (20-30) (Theme Detection) (Prepare this topic from “R.S.AGGARWAL VERBAL AND NON- VERBAL REASONING” book.) Each of the following questions contains a small paragraph followed by a question on it. Read each paragraph carefully and answer the question below it: (Here a small paragraph was given and a question was asked as: The passage best supports the statement that: a) b) c) d) we have to choose the best alternative) THAT IS THE END OF WRITTEN PAPER COMING TO INTERVIEW PART, be prepared with the questions, 1) Tell me about yourself 2) Why infy? 3) Situations where you show your leadership qualities 4) A topic was given and asked us to tell about something on it 5) Be aware of the news of the day 6) Some puzzles were also asked (KEEP SMILING THROUGHOUT THE INTERVIEW. If you plan yourself in a proper way, it is not difficult to crack “INFOSYS”) Popularity: 1%

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