INFOSYS Placement Papers
INFOSYSPlacement Paper 17 May
2006
These were my test questions.10 puzzles for 1 hour n then English section
for 30 minutes. English consists of passage and filling the blanks with
correct phrase from options. Every question was repeated. At some centers
the same question paper was repeated as such. So all infy aspirants plz make
sure to go thru previous question papers even if u don't have time for
Shakuntala Devi or George Summers. PREVIOUS QUESTION PAPERS WILL DO IT..
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1. A man starts walkin at 3pm from his home. He walks at 4km/hr thru plains
and climbs a hill at 3km/hr. he climbs down at 6km/hr and walks back at
4km/hr thru the same path. He reaches back home at 9pm. What is the distance
he covered in one way?
Approach: x  distance thru plain, y  distance thru hill
x/4 + y/3 + y/6 + x/4 = 93 = 6
x+y = 12km
<!2. A cyclist travels 2/3 of distance on cycle. Then his cycle gets
punctured. He covers remaining distance walking. He calculatd that he walked
twice the time he cycled. How fast did he cycle than he walked?
Approach: total dist = x
dist on cycle = (2/3) x dist on foot = (1/3) x
time on cycle = tc time on foot = 2tc
speed on cycle/ speed on foot = (2/3) x/tc/ (1/3)x/2tc = 4 times
<!3. Today is Saturday. A man goes to see a lawyer. Lawyer asks him to come
3 days after the day before day after tomorrow. On which day should he come?
Approach: today  Saturday
Day after tomorrow  Monday
Day before day after tomorrow  Sunday.
3 days after Sunday  Wednesday.
4. 4. A and B play a game. Loser of each game has to give a coin to the
winner. At the end A gains 3 coins even though B won 3 games. How many games
did they play?
Approach: A lost 3 games (given B won 3 games)
To compensate A has to win 3 games.
To gain 3 coins A has to win 3 more games.
So total = 3+3+3 = 9 games.
5. 5.There are two systems A and B. 14 degrees in A is equivalent to 36 in
system B. 133 in A is equivalent to 87 in B. What is the temperature at
which they both are equal?
Approach: I am not sure of this one. But there is a similar one in
Shakuntala Devi  Qno. 31.
0 C ~ 32 Fahrenheit,
100 C ~ 212 F
(21232)/(1000)X = X32 gives X=  40 C =  40F. Try in similar way
6. A cube is painted red. It is then cut into 27 equal cubes with 6 lines.
Find no. of cubes with
a) 3 sides painted
b) 1 side painted
c) 2 sides painted
d) no sides painted
Draw a cube and cut it breadth wise, lengthwise and height wise using 2
lines on top, 2 in front and 2 on the side faces to form one large cube with
27 small cubes in it.
Each corner cube has 3 sides painted.1*8corners = 8 cubes with 3 sides
painted.
On each face there is one cube with only 1 side painted. 1* 6faces = 6 cubes
with 1 side painted.
Each edge has 1 cube with 2 sides painted.1* 12edges =12 cubes with 2 sides
painted.
1 cube at the center has no side painted. Else 27  (8+6+12) = 1 cube with
no side painted.
7. A woman says 'if you reverse my age you get my husbands age. He is
of course senior to me and the difference between our age is oneeleventh of
their sum.' What is the age of the woman and her husband?
Approach: womans age = 10x + y. husbands = 10y + x
1/11(10x + y + 10y + x) = (10y + x  10x + y)
xy = 45(woman) yx = 54(husband)
8. There are 3 tribes. Sorobean aways speaks truth. Narobean alwaz lies.
Midorean speaks truth and false alternatively but whether he speaks truth or
lies first cannot be detemined. From the statements find who belongs to
which tribe.
A: I am a sorobean
B is a narobean
B: I am a sorobean
C is a midorean
C: I am a sorobean
A is a midorean
Assume one person as sorobean at a time and try match his statements with
that of others. If the statements match, the assumption is right else wrong.
Eg. Take A as sorobean. Then his statements must be true. So B is narobean
and C midorean. Then one of the statements of C should support A. But here C
contradicts A. So our option is wrong. Similarly take B and C.
Ans: AMidorean, B  Narobean, C  Sorobean
9. A person climbs down 7 steps when he sees his professor starting to climb
from the bottom of the stairs. They pass each other and moving down he finds
that he has 4 more steps to go when his prof reached the top. Considering
prof takes 2 steps to one step of the person, calculate no. of steps.
Approach: total steps = x
Steps covered by person after Prof starts climbing from bottom = x  (7+4)
Bcoz already 7 steps over and 4 more steps remaining.
Steps covered by prof in the same time = x
Persons speed = s , Profs speed = 2s
x(7+4)/s = x/2s.
x= 22 steps
1110. A jeweler makes a window display. He has 7 gems of which he display 6
at a time. 3 on left pane and 3 on right with following conditions. The Gems
are armanet, diamond, sapphire, garnet, opal, and ruby.
Armanet should alwaz be displayed on right.
diamond alwaz on right
ruby should not be displayed with diamond or garnet
Emerald and sapphire should be alwaz displayed together.
i. What are the possible combinations for left pane?
a) armanet,garnet,opal
b) armanet,ruby,garnet
c) diamond,emerald,sapphire
d) armanet,emerald,garnetii What are the possible combinations for the right
pane?
a) Diamond,garnet,opal
b) Diamond,ruby,opal
c) Armanet,emerald,sapphire
d) Diamond,garnet,ruby iii If diamond, opal.. in right pane what is the
possible combntn in left pane. 4 or 5 options
iv If 2 other gems in one pane, possible combi in the other. I don't
remember exactly But ans for the whole question was like
1. a)
2. a)
3. b)
4. e)
