CTS Job Placement Paper
Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 20 August 2006
Test Location : LBS college Of Engg., Trivandrum
CTS PAPER ON 20th AUGUST 2006 AT TRIVANDRUM
Venue : LBS college of engineering Trivandrum.
Total no attented: About 800
Selected for Aptitude :265
Final Selection :121
I am so happy that I got placed in one of the worlds best IT firm ďCTSĒ. The
more interesting thing is that I am an Electrical and Electronics student.
First the MeritTrac People will give you the Instruction Sheet and The OMR
sheet.Please read the instructions carefully it will help you a lot.Then You
will have to fill some information infact a lot.
Please remember all the Semester Percentages and have them calculated on a
sheet of paper.Have your Resume and a Photograph with you they will be
pinned to your OMR sheet.So take an EXTRA RESUME.
Questions in the OMR SHEET:
Date Of Birth:
If you have qualified through Entrance Exam the Score you got on the total
is asked,you can also give your rank.
BE or BSC Percentage Semester Wise
Post graduation again Semester wise
What is that a succuessful Software Professional requires and whats that you
Just answer in 3 points and just tell them that you think you have them in
you to be a successful Sofware Professional.Be good in your language and
Yours Strengths and Weakness?
Please mention them with the reason following,this helped me reduce the
They will cross check by asking you the same questions in Interview so be
careful to answer the same one's when asked no new once added to that.
The papers will be taken back after the alloted time for each section.
The test consisted of three sessions and no negative marking.
Date 19th August 2006
My Queston booklet nor was 3635
It basically consisted of 2 passages one is long and the other a short one,
and que based on it. 5 questions like select the correct sentence from 5
choices given(there can be more than one sentences like both a& b, a alone,
both b&c and so on). Then comes choose the incorrect sentence, then there is
also things like rearrange the sentence for form a paragraph.
Frnds Rembr this is important first do the grammar part and then go for the
passage or else a lot of time will be lost. Try to do better in this session
because I thing there is no separate cut off and the next session was a bit
tough for me. I couldnít go through one passage.
2.Quant and reasoning:(20 Min)
This one was a bit tough it consist of questions from cubes, coding decoding
Eg1: 1 is represented by $ and 0 by # I think so and some conditions are
given like after some operations it shifts right or left or so on and five
questions are based on it, Then there is a question based on cubes like
Eg2. A cube is cut into 8 pieces and painted red then one individual cube is
cut into 27 pieces. Five questions are based on it like how many are
painted, how may at least one side painted like that.
Eg3: A question based on seating arrangement is given like A B C D E F are
to be seated in a row of 7 chairs . then some conditions like A and B , C
and D should be at same distance and E and should be seated alternatively
and the last condition was that E should not be at the left most poison.
Five que based on it are given and you have to ans it. The first was the
possible way of arranging them( note go though the choice and find the ans
coz there are more than one way of arranging ) and there where remaining 4
que donít rmbr but are easy)
Mental Ability:(20 min)
This is the best part where you can score a lot the question are from verbal
and non verbal reasoning by RS Agarval . plz refer these chapters
1. Data sufficiency (Chap 16)
2. logic (session 2 chap 1 ,doing the solved eg is enough)
3. choose the odd man out (simple fig are given ,I rmbr the fig of 4 similar
face of a man and the difference in it is that one has only one cheek and
the remain que was simple circles overdrawn, squares ,pentagons and so on)
4. 5 general aptitude que which I didnít answer
Remember there is no negative mark so try you luck,God is with you guys.
No need to go through RS Agarvals Quant Aptitude Just study the verbal and
non verbal reasoning of RS Agarval.
Before interview they checked the mark list that there are no more than 2
I was the last person listed in our college list I thanked GOD.
20TH Aug 2006
Before interview they checked the mark list that there are no more than 2
supplies , I have no.
There were about 4 panels and I was on panel 1 and my interview started by
1:30pm. These were some interesting thing that was going.
Me: xcuse me
HR:ok get (there was a man(m) and lady(f))
Me: I wished them both.
HR(f): ok tell me about yourself
Me : I gave a crisp and confident answer(the man never minded me).
HR(f):what and all subjects you have studied so far can you list ( prepare
for this que donít flatter in front of them )
Me: I answerd like from electrical there are machines1, machines 2, pow sys
1,2 and then comes electronics sub like SSD,Power Electronics, the theory
papers like humanities and so on,I think they were satisfied with it as it
was in an orderly manner)
HR(f):what are your favorite sub can youlist any 3.
Me : yes madm , mine are Electrical machines, Material science and C++.
HR(f):select any one from it.
Me: Elect Machines madm(Rmbr while answering donít forget to look at both
HR(f):What are the various machines you have studied.
Me:I answered that one.
Hr(f): What is a transformer and its uses in ctrl system,measurementetc
Me: I answered it also.
Hr(f): is it Uses in electronics
HR(f):She also asked about its efficency principle and a lot of que and I
Suddenly the male interviewer interrupted,
HR(m): What are your hobbies.
Me: I like debating, reading, computer games, coin collection.
HR(f) :what are the various topics you have debated.
Me: I spotted out 5 I know well.
HR(m): Ok lets debate a topic.
Me: ok sir
Hr(m): the topic is ďwomen are better in managing ď.(rmbr the other
interveawer is female)
Me: ok sir I stand for the motion.
We started the debate and lasted for a few minutes.
Hr(m): who is the present CEO of coca cola.
Me: I know she was a lady and donít remember her name sir I saw her Photo in
yesterdays Hindu news paper.
Hr (m) : do you know where she is from .
Me: I am sorry sir I donít know.
Hr(m): she is from Chennai
Me: I nodded my head.
Hr(f):who is your role model
Me: Abraham linchon.
Me: I spotted some of his great achievements and contributions like
democracy, slavery abolition
Hr(m): what is slavery
Me: Unwanted torturing and treating a man like an animal blah blah blahÖ.
Hr(m): what is torture.
Me: I donít know what to say at that time coz I say anything they will ask
that then you think you will be tortured in CTS. Donít fall in such traps. I
Hr(m): you are in very high poison now do you expect your driver to open the
door for you .
Me: yes sir
Hr(m): Donít you thing this is some kind of slavery.
Me: no sir it is his job and my respect sir.
Hr(m): ok thatís enough.
Me:(I thank God in my mind )
Hr(f): Now u are in high poison and you are the best in your group. You
applied for a chance to go abroad . But your team members got it and you are
still here. Will you get angry.
Me:no I will be calm I wont.
Hr(m): its your right know atleast you will complain.
Me: If a am not send abroad it means that I am more important here than
there. That may be the reason or I may not be fit there and if I still find
this is not I will complain.
Hr(m): I am from infosys.
Hr(f): I am from cts. We both call you to come and join our company what
will you choose.
Me: I am shocked with this que . I said confidently I will choose CTS.
Me: coz cts is the best and give the best job satisfaction and right now cts
is in very good demand in e business, I am more interested in it and I will
Hr(m): are you confident.
Me: With full confidence I said yes sir.
Some more Que which is frequently asked like
why should we hire you
Position 5 years from now.
what do you expect from us( donít say high salary say job satisfaction and
how long will you continue in CTS(I said along as I could contribute my
entire potential for the development of the company)
Some of these que are there with the answer paper say only what you have
filled in it.
He also asked my percentage I scored in B-tech .
OK then Thank you Maniesh You are good in technical point of you but your
level of thinking in management is ok try to think in a higher level.
And ALL THE BEST
I said thank you sir Thank you madam left the room silently.
For me it lasted for about 30 to 35 min and my panel took only few people. I
also herd there were panels were interview lasted only for 5 min and a lot
got selected. So donít worry if it was short one you may get it.
I waited for the results it was published by 5:30 my name was second last on
it and I am so happy that atlast I made it and got the offer letter to join
as a software trainee the offered 2.5 lack during training and 2.7 after 1
All the Best for you guys.Ē Gods always with usĒ,ícoz we deserve the best.
Hope we meet at CTS.
Maniesh Kumar V