Paper Type : Candidate Experiences
Test Date : 1 February 2007
Test Location : JSS Noida
INFOTECH PAPER ON 1st FEBRUARY AT NOIDA
Myself Prasun Misra, a B.Tech III year (IT) student in JSS Noida,
recently got a job in Infosys Technologies, which visited our campus
between 30th January Ė 1st February Ď 07.
I would like to share my experiences with u all so that it may prove
helpful to anyone wants to appear for the company.
To start with, let me tell you all, that before the exam, there were
some doubts in our minds about the pattern of the written exam. As per
the tradition, in the aptitude section, we all were expecting the
Shakuntala Deviís kind of puzzles, but to our surprise, the paper was
totally different. Based on the most recent Management Entrance types of
examinations, it consisted of Data analysis, Logical reasoning, Data
interpretation, series n figures and some Data insufficiency problems.
Anyone preparing for CAT or such exams should be very familiar with such
problems. There were 45 questions to solve in 45 minutes. The questions
were simple, but the speed and quick analysis of the given data is the
key. Practice is recommended.
For the English Paper, the pattern was the same as before, nothing
unusual, 30 questions in 30 minutes, including comprehensions. Again,
speed is the key. Any good practice book for English exams, such as CAT,
GRE and TOFFLE etc would be enough.
Now, the final frontier was the interview. Before the interviews, we
were told that they can ask u anything, including current events,
technical knowledge, recent news, about you, just anything. But the
emphasis was quick and witty answers and self-confidence.
I was in the earlier ones to be called for interview. The interviewer
was middle age sir who started directly with a quick introduction of
mine. My hobbies include guitar, so the next question came from it. Then
last week headlines, about my hometown, 20 uses of the tie which I was
wearing, my most memorable college events, my friendís opinion about
meÖ. etc. The questions that I think contained maximum weightage were,
that what would I do if I have last three days of a week as holidays,
whatís the one thing of which I am proud of myself and, the most
important one, is there anything which I would like to tell my
interviewer as he being an employee of Infosys Technologies. He also
complimented me for my aptitude and asked me one simple question about
The qualities, which I think heís looking for, were self-confidence,
communication skills and ability to think and react spontaneously.
Later, I got to know that my friends were also given some puzzles to
solve on the spot, and a few of them were also asked to tell the names
of President and Vice-President of India, including the current events.
As per my point of view, the thing that matters most is communication
skills and self-confidence. Reading newspapers and magazines and to be
well aware of the recent happenings around you is also important.
Finally, one should be 100% confident about his resume as often itís
only thing to start the interview with.
So friends, here I am, wishing all of you all the best, who are going to
appear for the company,. Itís a pleasure to be of any help to any one of