Sapient Latest Test Paper on 5 May 2012

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  1. krishna

    krishna Banned

    Test Date : 05 May 2012
    Test Location : SJCE, Mysore

    Please be sincere during PPT, You will get the answers related to questions like.

    1) What do you know about Sapient?

    2) Why sapient?

    3) Which you might be asked in HR round.

    There were 3 rounds for recruitment process.

    1) Online Aptitude

    2) Technical Round

    3) HR round

    You will get the questions one by one on the screen. Once you go to the next one, you can't come back. No negative marking was there.

    Online Aptitude: It contained four sections.

    English: There were 25 questions that had to be solved in 25 min. Questions were related to Error finding, Synonyms and Ant synonyms, Comprehension.

    Questions were not too tough, if you are little bit well in English, you can solve the problems easily. Comprehension was on last.

    Quantitative Aptitude: You will have to solve 25 questions in 35 min, You can refer to R.S Aggarwal book.
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    Questions were on Logarithmic, time and distance, pipes and Cistern, Time and Work, Boat Streams, Trains, Permutation-Combination.

    Technical Aptitude: It also contained 25 questions to be solved in 35 min, Questions were related to C outputs, Pointers, C++, Sorting related to time complexity, stable sorting.

    Logical Ability (Reasoning): It also contained 25 questions that had to be solved in 35 min. Those were not tough, you can solve those easily. Questions were related to Blood relation, series, Directions, Sentences arrangement, Word arrangement, Statement Conclusion.

    Cut off was 500 out of 600. I don’t know how they calculated 600. They gave some relaxation in English section and changed the cut off from 500 to 450.
    8 were selected in first round. They started the technical round just after the announcement.

    Technical round: In technical rounds they asked questions related to C, Data structure, C++, OOPs concept, Some puzzles, You don't need to go deep for those all. Actually they were looking at our problem solving abilities. If you don't know answers just Say I don't know but your expression must have to be right.

    They asked the questions like.

    There are 9 cubes, 8 of them are of same sizes, one is slightly heavier, You have to find which one is heavier, you can use anything but whatever you use, you cannot use more than three times. Use Weight machine.

    How can you print the values of nodes of a binary tree on the level basis? Use BFS approach
    There is a single linked list, you can traverse till second last node and you have to print the node values in reverse order.

    Array Implementation of stack.

    Class and example of a class related to table

    Two ropes of height 50 m are tied with the roof of a building of height 40 m, You have to cut the maximum ropes in height. There is no stair.

    1) What is virtual function?
    2) What is Hash Table?

    3) Difference between DBMS and RDBMS.


    HR Round:
    In HR round, They asked the questions like

    1) Tell me something about urself, your academics, your family background, your hobbies, your interest?

    2) How was your technical round?

    3) Why did you get fewer marks in +2 as I have just 58.77% in +2?

    4) Where do you see urself after 3 years?

    5) Where do you see urself after 5 years?

    6) Have you ever worked in a Team?

    7) What problems did you face in the team?

    8) How did you solve the problems?

    9) How did you manage your team? As I was the team leader.

    10) How do you solve a problem?

    11) Give me real life example that will show how do you solve problem?

    12) Why Sapient?

    13) How do you get the information related to industries?

    Recently, what is happening in Industry? I said "Barak Obama is opposing the outsourcing" as one of my answer, then they asked

    14) Then what should we do?
  2. krishna

    krishna Banned

    Sapient Placement consists 4 sections
    1.Written Test 100 questions in 1 and half hour
    2Technicl written Test
    3.Technical Intervew
    4.HR interview
    1.Sapient Aptitude Test 75 95 minutes
    RS Agrarwals book is enough
    2.Sapient Technical written Test consists
    UNIX,DBMS,Pointers,C,C++,RDBS,OS,Data Structures etc....

    Sapient Technical Questions

    1What is a null pointer?

    There are times when it's necessary to have a pointer that doesn't point to anything. The macro NULL, defined in <stddef.h>, has a value that's guaranteed to be different from any valid pointer. NULL is a literal zero, possibly cast to void* or char*. Some people, notably C++ programmers, prefer to use 0 rather than NULL.

    You can't use an integer when a pointer is required. The exception is that a literal zero value can be used as the null pointer. (It doesn't have to be a literal zero, but that's the only useful case. Any expression that can be evaluated at compile time, and that is zero, will do. It's not good enough to have an integer variable that might be zero at runtime.)

    2When is a null pointer used?

    The null pointer is used in three ways:

    1. To stop indirection in a recursive data structure.

    2. As an error value.

    3. As a sentinel value.

    1. Using a Null Pointer to Stop Indirection or Recursion

    Recursion is when one thing is defined in terms of itself. A recursive function calls itself. The following factorial function calls itself and therefore is considered recursive:

    What is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and what kind of a database is used in an ERP application?

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an information system used in manufacturing companies and includes sales, inventory, production planning, purchasing and other business functions. An ERP system typically uses a multiuser database.

    3. What is a DBMS?

    DBMS stands for Database Management System. A DBMS receives requests from applications and translates those requests into actions on a specific database. A DBMS processes SQL statements or uses other functionality to create, process and administer databases.

    4. Why is a database considered to be "self-describing"?

    In addition to the users' data, a database contains a description of its own structure. This descriptive data is called "metadata."

    5. Who is E.F. Codd, and why is he significant in the development of modern database systems?

    While working at IBM, E.F. Codd created the relational database model. A paper he published in 1970 presented his ideas to the world at large. His work is the foundation for most of the DBMSs currently in use, and thus forms the basis for database systems as we know and use them today.

    6. What is SQL, and why is it important?

    SQL stands for Structured Query Language, and is the most important data processing language in use today. It is not a complete programming language like Java or C#, but a data sublanguage used for creating and processing database data and metadata. All DBMS products today use SQL.

    Sapient HR Interview Questio ns

    Tell me about yourself.
    Why should I hire you?
    What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    Why do you want to work at our company?
    What are your goals?
    What motivates you to do good job?

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