Paper Type : Candidate Experiences
Test Date : 24 April 2007
Test Location : BIT,Kolkata
CAPGEMINI PAPER ON 24th APRIL AT KOLKATA
I'm Aniruddha Ghosh,a 3rd year engineering student of Bengal
Institute of Technology,Kolkata. I'm here to share my
xperience of the capussing procedure conducted by CAPGEMINI
on 24th April,2007.
We had to face 4 rounds-
a) Aptitude Test
b) Group Discussion
c) Technical Interview
d) HR interview
There was 50 questions in the aptitude test,25 questions on
quantitative & other 25 questions were logical analysis.
There was no such questions either on verbal or technical
ability. The questions were standard, not very easy, but not
at all tough, a little bit time-taking.
Mainly the quanti questions were on basic--profit & loss,
interest, fractions, speed...etc.The logical questions were
on common sense, very ordinary logical questions followed by
any book like R.S.Agarwal.
The time management is the main key to solve the paper as
per my point of view.
Total 116 candidates appeared for aptitude test, only 45
cleared the aptitude test including me.
The next round was GD. It was a wonderful experience to all
of us. We have given "Lage raho Munnabhai---what's the
social impact of that well admired movie". It was a very
good topic to discuss, nearly all of us contribute more or
less as their level best. I initiated the GD,& my friends
also spoke well.9 people out of 11,were selected from our
In total they selected 36 candidates for technical
interview. The moderator of our group was very friendly & he
gave us enough time to discuss. Before starting the GD he
said that--"nothing to worrie about, it's just a formal
discussion", which was a big relief to all of us.
In technical Interview they asked very basic questions from
our semester subjects. Specially C, DS, DBMS, Networking,
OS, OOP & Microprocessor. CS & IT people please make urself
comfortable with your departmental subjects, if possible
Please go through Microprocessor also. They ask from here
also. As I'm a student of IT department, I'm giving u the
brief of my interview, but I've heard from my friends of ECE
department, they were asked from their departmental subjects
I was asked to tell the respected interviewer the names of
my past 2 semester's subjects. He listened those carefully,&
asked questions from those subjects, I've mentioned earlier.
Some questions was like---basic features of OOP-discuss,
normalization, OS handling, basic questions on OS, OSI
layer-little discussion, link lists, sorting,& last but not
the least I was asked to write the algo of Quicksort,& some
other questions also their, that I can't remember now. But
over all there was no such contradictory questions, they
never counter with your answer.
There were only 18 candidates including me cleared the
After some time I was called for HR interview. It was nice
to giving an interview in a friendly atmosphere they
created. I was asked to tell about myself, the respected
madam who was taking my interview asked me from the points I
mentioned to tell about myself. She asked me ---"what do u
mean by optimism?","how can you prove that you are
optimistic?","what do u know about software industry?",
strengths, weaknesses. Finally asked me to question her
about my confusions if any.
I want to share something with you, it was the 6th
interview, I was appeared for. Previously I've rejected 5
times, but still I didn't give up. I want to say you people
must have confidence upon yourself, that's the thing with
which you can win, never become hopeless.
I know what's the amount of pressure a candidate have on
him, whenever he appears for an interview,& how was the
feelings of being rejected one after another times.
So please try to be confident, always try to answer
promptly, don't go for any false representation, as it
reflects on your expression,& have faith on
yourself---that's the key to crack.
Don't get me wrong, you may have feel that I'm giving too
many advises that are useless, but I'm telling you, whatever
I've said here, all are my own experiences. I personally
believe that "failure is tha pillar of success",& YES, I'VE
PROVED IT BY MYSELF, I'VE CRACKED CAPGEMINI,the renowned IT
company in the industry.
The final result listed only 9 candidates who are finally
selected,& I feel very proud to be 1 of those 9.
Nothing to say more, BEST OF LUCK--to all of u. & VERY
SORRY, if I made someone feel "boring", "time waste",
If possible please forgive me. I'll be obliged enough if my
experience would help someone to get a job.
Wishing you all