INFOSYS Placement Papers
INFOSYS PAPER ON 4th JUNE
This is Anirudh from bvrit .fortunately placed in infosys ! I would like to
share my experiences in the infosys interview which was conducted at DVR
college on 4th June 2007.
Well the written test as always in infosys pattern has two sections …
Aptitude and verbal Ability
2 puzzles…..each 5 marks ……so 10 marks here
5 questions on data interpretation …we got a pie chart
5 questions on data sufficiency
10 questions on syllogisms.
the secret is time management and planning
First answer the 10 syllogisms perfectly,then come to data sufficiency and
then try to solve the easy ones involving addition substraction and
multiplication in data interpretation..then if u find some tougher ones in
data interpretation move on to the puzzles.
Solve the puzzles if they are easy.Usually at least one puzzle is easy and
the other may be tough. Solve the tougher one after you attempted all other
questions in the paper.
Syllogisms are easier and scoring don’t miss out them !Shud get 10 on 10.
But its not veryyyyyyy easy anyways ! bcoz u need to solve 4 of them per
question..here I give an example
Read the given statements in a,b,c,d and choose the right option.. like in
which set of statements the third statement can be derived from the
preceeding two statements….refer wikipedia.com now for exact meaning of
syllogism.. u wll be clear..and solve the question below to start with..
a. All greens are whites ,some whites are blacks, some greens are blacks
b. Some horses are buffaloes,some buffaloes are mules, some horses are mules
c. Some monitors are keyboards,some keyboards are mice, no mice are monitors
d. No walls are roofs, no roofs are fans,some walls are fans .
1) a,b,c 2) only b,d 3 ) only a 4) b,c,d
The answer is 3 )…..
then data sufficiency
then data interpretation ..if u find some difficult ones go for the puzzles
if one puzzle is very time consuming leave it ..make sure u do well for the
rest 25 marks..
2 Reading Comprehension passages..each 5 questions so 10 marks- huge
passages almost 1.5 pages
5 questions on Meanings of words in a given sentence
10 questions on correction of sentences
5 questions on conclusion of a paragraph
In RC read the questions first and then go for the passages ..preferably
read the first sentences from each para so that u have an idea wats there in
wch para…and then search for the exact word specified in the
question...these are easy to score don’t miss out RC shud get 10 on 10.
As far as meanings are concerned we can hardly do anything if we have less
time.. may be you should start at least 2 weeks before… aassuming that u
havent taken any gre coaching (like me..i too didnt )
Correction of sentences: concentrate on prepositions used for some
verbs..and when to use plural and singular…..u should be good at
grammar…sometimes we feel that all the given options are correct except for
one preposition …so check out these ….these are the toughest 1s in the
Conclusion of a given paragraph…
This is perhaps the most easiest part in the whole infy test..read the given
3 liners quickly but with concentration, understand them and answer the
conclusion part..u may not find the exact words of the passage in the
options..you only find the idea of the passage in them..
Attempt First :
Meanings of words in a sentence …..next
Passages…don’t read them fully..read the questions, then search in the
passage.. then next
Conclusion of paragraphs
Last …correction of sentence..this takes time so do the above 3 sections
Be quick but solve every bit with gr8 concentration
So all through the test your tag line should be QUICKLY BUT SURELY !!!
THOSE WHO HAVE ENOUGH TIME
VERBAL AND NON VERBAL REASONING BY RS AGARWALL
Should be enuf…assuming ur good at maths i.e quant
HEY GUYS ONE IMPORTANT INFO ---- BEFORE YOU ENTER THE INTERVIEW ROOM THE
INTERVIEWER IS GIVEN YOUR MARKS’ SHEET….SO DO WELL…JUST QUALIFYING MARKS MAY
NOT BE ENOUGH ..THE MORE MARKS THE MORE SAFE YOU ARE
THE INTERVIEW :
(Be your natural ! Don’t be a hypocrite .don’t act too cautious or too
easy…be yourself.. that’s it !. After all you are not a movie star don’t
act..b urself )
My interviewer was Mr.X
Always approach with a smile…no one is going to reject you just bcoz ur
I entered the room with a J and
Me :Good evening sir
Mr X : Good evening , hmm take your seat.
Me: Thank you sir.
Mr X: So , both of your parents are working in railways ? why don’t you also
try in railways ?
(The infosys application form had info abt my parents occupation..u need to
write them in the form before the test)
Me : Sir, I’ve been professinally trained to be an engineer and I would not
do justice to my acquired knowledge and skills if I join railways just as my
parents did.Surely even they will not be happy if I choose to join railways.
(As expected he asks the next question)
Mr X: Then how do u think that ur electrical enginering skills r justified
when u join IT industry.
Me : Sir,I think engg in any field involves only creativity and
innovation..the only difference is that we apply them differently and in
diff applications..and moreover computer application and simulation is now
in almost every field ..even in power systems IT is applied in SCADA to
control power distribution..besides I have been exposed to c &
ds,microprocessors computer architechture in during this enginerring..so I
Mr X : Hmm ok… tell about yourself…
I told abbt all my achievements and just briefly told abt my percentages
with which I paassed out.10 inter and that I had tried for iit during inter
but could not clear mains so wrote eamcet…so on.
He then gave me a sheet of paper and asked to select any one topic from a
ten in it.. also he mentioned that if I felt those topics were tough I could
turn the other side of the paper for easier topics…guys this I think is an
atitude test..so I never turned the sheet other side .
may be the other side was blank !! I selected the first topic and he told me
to think for 30 seconds and start speaking abt it for 1 minute…..The topic i
“ppl leave companies not just for money but for skills and growth”
I think I did well for abt some 50 secs… the last few secs I ran out of
ideas and slowed down and dragged it to the 1 min deadline..its easy guys ur
ideas matter ..not the number of them ..
He asked a simple question about magnetism and also a puzlle from shakuntala
devi (it seems.i never solved her). He will ask you to discuss how u solved
LAST BUT MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT :
MR X: ANY QUESTIONS ??
You can ask about
your growth in the company
career options there
what does a project manager really do other such questions that give him an
impression that ur looking forward to work in infy and so ur asking abt how
to prepare b4 u join and what exactly does ‘working’ mean in infy
DONT ask abt the increment in ur pays and the place of posting
I asked : whats the diff between a project manager and a programme manager ?
I had heard the word program manager for the 1st time in the ppt earlier in
Also I asked about what actually what does a membership in Infosys
Leadership Institute demand.
Infy leadership institute is established at mysore for very efficient infy
employees..this was shown in the ppt earlier in the day.During the ppt make
sure you dream something about what to do after joining infy..so that you
remember at this moment to ask him abt it..career options are always
mentioned in the ppts of all companies
All the best ….be original and make the original ‘you’ fit to get a job.