CTS Job Placement Paper
Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 20 June 2007
Test Location : SathyaBhama University
CTS PAPER ON 20th JUNE
6 - 7 colleges(don't remember) participated in this campus interview. CTS
has a unique practice of calling the first few toppers for direct interview.
However, since many colleges participated, CTS announced that 6 toppers from
each dept. in SathyaBhama and 2 toppers from each dept. in Jeppiar and
Panimalar Colleges can appear for direct interview. Anyway, I was not
eligible for direct interview.
Before starting the test, you need to fill up the following details (from
which most Hr questions will be asked) in the form given.
Name and Current & Permanent address
percentage of 10,12, and each semester and also aggregate
details relating to arrears
strengths and weaknesses
extracurricular activities, interests,hobbies
expectations from cts
what skills are required to be successful in this it industry? and How can
you be successful?
Section 1 (30 min): Non - Verbal Reasoning - R.S.Agarwal will suffice.
Venn Dia - some go by airplane, some go by bus and train, some go by train
and airplane etc. how many travel only by airplane?...and so on... (I didn't
know to answer this question)
Puzzle test - Six plays - A,B,C,D,E and F are to be staged, one on each day
from Monday to Saturday. The schedule of the plays is to be in accordance
with the following:
A must be staged a day before E. C must not be staged on Tuesday. B must be
staged on the day following the day on which F is staged. D must be staged
on Friday only and should not be immediately preceded by B. E must not be
staged on the last day of the schedule. (The same problem from Agarwal was
asked only with the words changed. First find the order of the six plays
from Mon to Sat and then answer the questions).
Data Sufficiency questions (formula should be known to answer these
questions. refer agarwal quantitative apt. for formula)
1. some question related to HCF and LCM (try to know the formula HCF*LCM=?)
2. some question related to profit percentage,sp,cp....
To crack these questions, first check whether the first statement is
sufficient to answer the question-ans:(a). if not check whether the second
statement is sufficient to answer the question-ans:(b). if not check whether
both the statements are required to answer the question-ans:(c). if not
neither statement can answer the question-ans:(d)
If the unit digit of x2 is 9 and that of (x+1)2 is 4 , then the unit digit
of (x+2)2 is?
ANS: 1 (72 =49, 82 = 64, 92 = 81)
If 1 is replaced by $ and 0 is replaced by *what's the value for 144,
171+128, 4/2*3-2/2, ....
For this type of question don't follow the instructions given. you'll be
confused. whatever question they may give, first find the final answer. for
eg: 171+128=299. then convert the decimal to binary. finally replace 1's
with $ and 0's with *
Cube problem: in a black cube consisting of 27 small cubes(3*3*3 cube), the
corner cubes are removed and then coloured red. find the difference between
the no. of blocks coloured red and those coloured black originally only on 3
faces....and 4 similar type questions.
a problem with marbles. I didn't know to do it.
Section 2 (20 min): Verbal ability
2 Reading Comprehension,finding the correct and incorrect sentences, jumbled
do the reading comp. atlast. (verbal was difficult and I could not read even
one rc for there was no time. so I marked all the answers as (d) as there
was no negative marking)
Section 3 (20 min): Logical reasoning
Statements and Conclusions(which is in logical deduction chapter of r.s.
odd one out from pictures
pictures - series completion
seating arrangement from puzzle test - 8 people are seated in a
counter-clockwise rotating rectangular table. some places are seen by them
while the table is rotating. find the seating arrangement.
I was one of the selected candidates for the Technical-HR (combined)
interview, the next day.
goodmorning, take your seat.
about my hometown (he asked the expansion of my town. I was able to answer
it only half)
speciality about my hometown(told)
what is linked list?(told the definition)
What address will be stored in the link part of the first element of the
linked list?(address of the next element.
what address will be stored in the link part of the last element of the
linked list?(null pointer)
what about circular linked list?(address of the first element )
application of circular linked list(was not able to answer...I told 'I
couldn't remember now)
what is the difference between router and switch(told although I didn't
mention networks as my area of interest).
(gave a paper)draw the OSI layers(wrote the 7 layers)
what's the difference between hub and switch?(after thinking a while, I told
'I don't know')
asked about my project and paper presentations. (told 'I haven't done any'
he was disappointed and asked why. I didn't answer. he told, ' you must go
beyond your academics')
Do you watch movies?(told 'No')
Why?(told 'not interested')
You live in a remote place and cts being in the city(Navallur), how will you
---- in bus
but that will take long - nearly 3 hrs.
-----that's not a problem, sir
the next 3 questions were on my travel itself
I clearly told him, ' I have no problem with bus travel. In fact I like
journey especially in bus'
why did you choose this college?
----top in the ranklist & well known for discipline
how can you use your ece in cts?
-----first 2 years, i would work as a trainee and then shift to the track of
telecommunication(one of the verticals in cts is telecommunication- I
answered like this because I thought I should be specific in my future
what if you're not given this track by the company?
--------but sir, in the preplacement talk, it was assured that the track
that we wish will be provided
ok, but still if you're not given?
----(as he insisted i told) i can take any other track as i can cope up with
do you have any questions?
-----yes sir, what is that you like and you don't like the most in your
I don't like static mind--for eg; in your case you told you would go to
telecommunication. you should not restrict yourself to that. as
opportunities from various directions, try to grab it. ----nodded my head
with a smile(i later thought I will be rejected by this answer )
I like fresh mind--people asking questions. I am also a trainer. I need to
teach my trainees right from switching on a computer. but after 2 years they
sit along with me to do project. and that's really a great honour to me.
-------thank you sir
some were asked only about the family background and some were asked only
technical questions from each subject of the six semesters including
environmental science, ethics, control systems,......no use of mentioning
areas of interest. try to brush up all the basic concepts.
i got selected. if God wants you to keep you in cts to glorify Him, you'll
be placed even if you don't answer well. otherwise you'll be placed
somewhere else where you can shine (more) well for Him! so don't worry at
all ! keep trying! only failure to try is failure and failing itself is not
All The Best!!!!!!