. You are given two candles of equal size, which can burn 1 hour each.

You have to measure 90 minutes with these candles. (There is no scale or clock). Also u r given a lighter. Ans: 1. First light up the two ends of the 1st candle. When it will burn out light up one end of the second candle. (30+60=90) 2. Try the similar problem to measure 45 minutes. Ans: First light-up the two ends of the 1st candle and one end of the 2nd candle. When the 1st candle will burn out ,then light up the both ends of the 2nd candle (15+30=45) 3. You r given a thermometer. What can u do by this without measuring the temperature? Ans: if u put thermometer into a tree it won?t grow anymore, will just die off 4. How it is possible to place four points that are equidistance from each other? OR U r a landscape designer and your boss asked u to design a landscape such that you should place 4 trees equidistance from each other. (Distance from each tree to the other must be same) Ans: Only 3 points can be equidistant from each other. But if u place points in the shape of a pyramid then its possible 5. You are given a cake; one of its corner is broken. How will u cut the rest into Two equal parts? Ans: Slice the cake 6. How will you recognize the magnet & magnetic material & non-magnetic material? Ans: Drag one piece of material over another. There is no attractive force in the middle portion of the magnet. OR Get a piece of thread and tie up with the one bar and check for poles. If it iron bar then it moves freely and if it is magnetic bar then it fix in one direction according to


7. If one tyre of a car suddenly gets stolen.... and after sometime u find the tyre without the screws how will u make ur journey complete? Ans: Open 3 screws, 1 from each tyre and fix the tyre. 8. How can u measure a room height using a thermometer? Ans: temp varies with height. but its dependent on various other factors like humidity, wind etc. 9. What is the height of room if after entering the room with a watch ur head strikes a hanging bulb? Ans: Oscillate the hanging bulb. Calculate the time period for one complete oscillation by Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) of the handing bulb. Put it in the formula T=2 * 3.14 * (L/G)^1/2 L will be the length of the hanging thread. Add the L with ur height to get the height of the room. OR Ans: Drop it from the room and find the time at which it strikes the floor. Using physics formula s = (at^2)/2 (IM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE) 10. Color of bear.... if it falls from 1m height in 1s. Ans: We get 'g' perfect 10 which is only in poles...hence polar bear...color White 11. How will you measure height of building when you are at the top of the building? And if you have stone with you. Ans: Drop the stone and find the time taken for the stone to reach the ground. find height using the formula s = a + gt ( s = height, a= initial velocity=0, g=9.8m/s, t = time taken) 12. How wud u catch and receive a ball in same direction? (Dropping is from north And receiving from bottom not accepted, as it is 2 directions) Ans: ?

13. 25 statements given. Some tell truth, some false and some alternators. Find out the true statements. Ans: ? 14. Can u make 120 with 5 zeros? Ans: Factorial (factorial (0)+factorial (0)+factorial (0)+factorial (0)+factorial (0)) = 120 15.There are three people A, B, C. Liars are of same type and Truth speaking people are of same type. Find out who is speaking truth and who is speaking false from the following statements: a) A says: B is a liar. b) B says: A and C are of same type. Ans: lets assume A is speaking truth. It means B is a liar then it means A and C are not of same type. 16.5 swimmers A, B, C, E, F and many conditions of their positions like there are Two b/w A & F, B doesn't win etc the question was to find who was b/w like E & D? Ans: ? 17. in a race u drove 1st lap with 40kmph and in the second lap at what speed u must drive so that ur average speed must be 80kmph. Ans: its impossible! if u drove the first lap in 40 kmph, its impossible that the average speed of both the laps is 80kmph. for eg. consider one lap distance = 80km. time req. to cover 1 lap = 80km/40kmph = 2 hrs. if the avg. speed is 80kmph, then the total time would have taken = 160kms/80kmph = 2 hrs. same is the case with any other distance u consider. so the avg to be 80kmph is impossible 18. You have to draw 3 concentric circles with a line passing thru their center

without lifting hand. Ans: Start the line complete one circle move inside circles along the line and then draw second circle. Like wise rest. 19. A rectangular paper is there. At a corner a rectangular size paper is taken from it. Now you have to cut the remaining paper into two equal halves. Ans: try it on the paper. You must fold the part that has complete paper and select Half of it and then fold the part that cut and selects half of it and then cut along the folding. (I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ONE!!) 20. Value of (x-a)(x-b)???..(x-z) Ans: 0 as there?s X-X term 21. There are 9 coins. 8 are of 1 gm and 1 is of 2 grams. How will you find out the heavier coin in minimum number of weighing and how many weighing it will need? Ans: 2 weighing ( Divide the number of coins into 3 parts at each weighing)

Interview : After the Interview
General Interview Tips And Tricks The final step in the interviewing process is the thank you letter. Thank you letters are used to express appreciation and strengthen your candidacy. Don't underestimate how important they can be, as many candidates do not send them. A thank you letter is a great way to influence your interviewer after you have left the interview. If the employer is not sure about hiring you or someone else, a good thank you letter can help sway them in your direction. It can also solidify their decision by reaffirming they have made the right choice.

The thank you letter lets the employer know that you really want the position, which is important because employers believe a person will perform better if they really want the job. It also shows that you are courteous and professional, and gives you a chance to sell yourself once again and emphasize your good points.

Thank you letters should be sent immediately after your interview by mail, email, or fax. If mailed, they should be sent within 24 hours after your interview, or ideally on the same day if possible. They should be sent to each person that interviewed you, or at least the primary interviewers.

All thank you letters should be written in a way to reaffirm your interest in the position. Thank you letters can be either formal or informal. Email and Fax are the quickest ways to get thank you letters to your interviewers. These means of sending the letter is acceptable in these high tech times, but often adding a personal touch by sending a handwritten note can go a long way. Informal hand-written notes help create a personal connection with the interviewer. Formal letters that are typed do not have the same impact as the personal handwritten letters, but they can allow you to "sell yourself" even more by summarizing why you are right for the job, and list any additional qualification you may not have cited during the interview.

Informal thank you notes should be handwritten on appropriate stationary and sent via mail. This could be a simple note card with the words "Thank You" on the front, or a nice piece of plain

stationary. Keep in mind that the paper should still be professional. When writing the letter, use good handwriting. If your cursive writing is not legible, then printing is fine.

Formal thank you notes should be typed in a professional style and can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. These letters are typically a little longer, and you can reiterate why you are perfect for the job.

No matter which type of thank you letter you choose, you should always continue to follow professional business standards. Do not use shorthand or emoticons. Do remember to follow grammatical rules, use proper spelling, and formal your letter appropriately. At the end of your interview, make sure that you have the interviewer's contact information by verifying it with them or asking for a business card.

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planning for your career. Do offer a firm handshake. Do look the interviewer in the eye (but don't stare him or her down). Do fill out applications neatly and completely. Do have as much knowledge about the industry, employer, and position as possible. Do take criticism gracefully. Do equip yourself with a strong knowledge of the company. Do have prepared questions about the employer and position. Do display a sense of humor. Do display self-confidence. Do bring a pen and small notebook with you to the interview. Do remember the interviewer's name and use it during the interview. Do take time to think before answering difficult or unexpected questions. Do take an extra copy of your resume and a list of references with you to the interview. Do follow-up with a thank-you note restating your interest in the position. Do contact the employer by phone if the interviewer does not contact you one week after the time from which he or she indicated you would be notified.

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Don't be overbearing, overaggressive or conceited. Don't show a lack of interest or enthusiasm. Don't emphasize money as your main interest in the job. Don't expect too much too soon - be open to the idea of starting at the bottom and working your way up.

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Don't make excuses for unfavorable factors on your record. Don't condemn past employers or institutions of education; keep comments positive. Don't display a marked dislike for schoolwork. Don't be indecisive. Don't display intolerance or prejudice.

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Don't interview unless you are interested in the job...don't just "shop around." Don't be late to the interview. Don't state specific geographic restrictions. Don't contradict yourself in responses. Don't take notes during the interview - jot down your notes immediately after the interview.

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Don't forget: YOU control the content of the interview. Don't glorify your past experiences - getting into a job for which you are under qualified is not recommended.

Don't assume that all employers will be delighted to hear of your plans for graduate school.

Don't smoke, chew gum, etc. even if offered or if the interviewer does so.

Do's and Don'ts of Interview Be as natural as possible. Do not try and be someone you are not. Be yourself.

A group discussion is your chance to be more vocal. The evaluator wants to hear you speak.

Take time to organize your thoughts. Think of what you are going to say.

Seek clarification if you have any doubts regarding the subject.

Don't start speaking until you have clearly understood and analyzed the subject. Work out various strategies to help you make an entry: initiate the discussion or agree with someone else's point and then move onto express your views.

Opening the discussion is not the only way of gaining attention and recognition. If you do not give valuable insights during the discussion, all your efforts of initiating the discussion will be in vain.

Your body language says a lot about you - your gestures and mannerisms are more likely to reflect your attitude than what you say.

Language skills are important only to the effect as to how you get your points across clearly and fluently.

Be assertive not dominating; try to maintain a balanced tone in your discussion and analysis.

Don't lose your cool if anyone says anything you object to. The key is to stay objective: Don't take the discussion personally.

Always be polite: Try to avoid using extreme phrases like: 'I strongly object' or 'I disagree'. Instead try phrases like: 'I would like to share my views on...' or 'One difference between your point and mine...' or "I beg to differ with you" Ch etanaS

Brush up on your leadership skills; motivate the other members of the team to speak (this surely does not mean that the only thing that you do in the GD is to say "let us hear what the young lady with the blue scarf has to say," or "Raghu, let us hear your views" - Essentially be subtle), and listen to their views. Be receptive to others' opinions and do not be abrasive or aggressive.

If you have a group of like-minded friends, you can have a mock group discussion where you can learn from each other through giving and receiving feedback.

Apart from the above points, the panel will also judge team members for their alertness and presence of mind, problem-solving abilities, ability to work as a team without alienating certain members, and creativity.

 Please describe the duties of the job for me.  What products (or services) are in the development stage now?  Do you have plans for expansion?  What are your growth projections for next year?  Have you cut your staff in the last three years?  Are salary adjustments geared to the cost of living or job performance?  Does your company encourage further education?  How do you feel about creativity and individuality?  Do you offer flextime?  What is the usual promotional time frame?  Does your company offer either single or dual career-track programs?  What do you like best about your job/company?  Once the probation period is completed, how much authority will I have over decisions?  Has there been much turnover in this job area?

 Do you fill positions from the outside or promote from within first?  Is your company environmentally conscious? In what ways?  In what ways is a career with your company better than one with your competitors?  Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?  What is the largest single problem facing your staff (department) now?  May I talk with the last person who held this position?  What qualities are you looking for in the candidate who fills this position?  What skills are especially important for someone in this position?  What characteristics do the achievers in this company seem to share?  ho was the last person that filled this position, what made them successful at it, where are they today, and how may I contact them?  Is there a lot of team/project work?  Will I have the opportunity to work on special projects?  Where does this position fit into the organizational structure?  How much travel, if any, is involved in this position?

 What is the next course of action? When should I expect to hear from you or should I contact you?

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