PAPER ON 1st APRIL
all IBM seeker !!!!
Shabbar A. Lokhandwala from T.E. (C.S.E.) W.C.E.,Sangli.
an test and interview on 01 04 2007.
Appeared near about 200 students
Aptitude test short listed: 129
to God ,all freshersworld guys , my friends ,my family members praying for
me and my luck .
n guls I am now IBMer.
Written Apti Test
Technical Interview cum HR Interview
Written Apti Test (Meritrac): 55 questions to be answered within one Hour &
an essay to be written within 15 mins.(essay topic is given at last 5
minutes.ours was “engineers should not accept jobs outside the
country.”(Write in legible, good, No!!! in best handwriting as it is seen at
the time of interview. They may ask u questions on that also as I mentioned
movie I was asked @ that.))
Section 1:English aptitude
I had seen the boy throwing stones
…..the old lady. (use towards/on/to/at)
Synonyms lady was so seluete ,so
everyone was praising her . ans : flexible
Use a an the example was easy.
Use a an the example was easy.
Preposition again. Easy
the long passage and on that 5 qs. leave it .Do at last as u will have
much amount of time.
Section 2: Quantitative aptitude(go with examples like bouquet of 200
roses 5 red 2 yellow ,5 red &green like that plz as 5 qs on that I was
unable to ans them.)
Section 3: Analytical ability
given statement answerable by a:1 b:1,2 c:by both and d: by neither.choose
correct option among a,b,c,d. Like plz do as u can win ur match here 5 qs on
and must solve first like *replaced by +,/ by *,+ by * and – by / so
qs from Unix(some commands given what will be the output?) & for technical
DBMS(tables given & ans regarding keys ),what is Normalization? ,sorting
complexities worst case which will perform best? Etc.
For quantitative aptitude & analytical ability I will suggest to solve RS
AGGARWAL (both) specially Venn dia, mathematical operations, puzzle test,
data sufficiency, binary conversion, direction test(south
north east do sense : In south turn towards right is towards east do it
cool ly. ),time distance speed, profit loss, percentage problems.
Age problem like veena younger than
3 years seema who is 4 ys lder than reshma….finally who is older amongst all
like 3 qs?
Sorry guys I cant provide u the details of written paper as I was then busy
in solving them. But truly speaking it was easiest test I had given ever.Ya
Believe me I am also avg case student like u all as my overall % up to 5th
sem are 65.36.Ya now u can believe me.
Initially on the ans sheet of essay
they have mentioned that they are going to conduct GD of short listed
candidates but at last they haven’t , But remember guys they have just
started the GD tradition in on campus interview processes.
Interview cum Personal Interview
I would like to express my interview experience as I think it maybe
useful to them who have the same dream to be an IBM’er just I had.
I:may I come in sir? He:no (amazed !!!!) then come in yaar.(so friendly)
He:have a seat plz .tell me @ u and then @ project.(answered well …like the
river. Plz in project explanation draw some figures tables for the sake of
his understanding he is just checking ur communication. Skills. (If u r
convent student plz drop this instruction) (I am now going to provide u best
of all idea to improve the English. first buy CHAOS dictionary of Marathi to
English I m not selling or advertising anything(for the sake of my security)
just mentioning the thing which I had done so now take the Marathi news
paper or any book u like most and daily u have to translate the 10 lines of
Marathi to English. Don’t think about the tenses. Just go on improving ur
vocabulary. My experience tells that within 5 days u will have confidence in
doing all things .Hoping that u will do it sincerely.) )
Then a complicated pgm given to
solve i tried it ,don’t give up so early at least try something who knows ur
luck supports u at that time and u will be able to solve it.
Asked @ family.
Why should IBM hire u?
Ans: Because of my abilities like creativeness and innovativeness,
learnabilty, flexiblity,…….xplain with eg.
How many files created after successful execution of pgm?
Good!!!!! Strengths ?
Like river I answered (he got impressed)
Ibm: why we use main? Why not multiple mains? If main is not declared what
Me: compiler will raise an error message.
Ibm: what kind of error message?
Me: I don’t know exactly but I think it will say main function not
Then he open up with real weapons
and given me 10 problems list to solve within time limit of 5 minutes. Was
easy but tricky I solved luckily just to give o/p of pgm (test ur c skills
IBM: Favorite sub?
I: All. (Impressed but plz give such ans if u r perfect .I was, as I have
prepared IBM as my dream company.)
He asked me no. of qs on networking, o.s. Dbms(novice level ),c,c++,java ,
vc++ all things explained by me so impressed. Uptil now spent 25 min
Then turned towards personal interview asked all general qs @ relocation,
Then I asked his good name. He: Mr. Pravin .
He wished me to meet again. Given clue of selection.
So plz be prepare for the test and
interview and to be a part of worlds no-2 brand and s/w no 1 branded
company.i m always with u. see u all in IBM .
Bye!!!!! All the best !!!!