SATYAM Job Placement Paper
Paper Type : Candidate Experiences
Test Date : 10 March 2008
Test Location : IEM, Kolkata
SATYAM PAPER ON 10th MARCH AT KOLKATA
Hi, SATYAM came for the 1st time in our collage this year. We were about 160
eligible candidates (criteria may be 60% + in 10,12 & DOB>86), out of which
58 cleared Aptitude, finally 25 of us got selected as 'Satyamite'..
It had 4 rounds Aptitude ,essay writing, HR & technical.
As Satyam 's Aptitude as -1/4 -ve marking , so be a bit careful . Although
it looks different from others , all can be easily worked out .... just keep
Just go through these topics like Probability, Time & work, Pyramids, SI/CI,
Profit & loss, law of allegations,
Paragraph conclusions, Data sufficiency, Logical reasoning, Blood relations.
Ages..puzzles, charts , etc.
It probably had upper cut off of 11. I am not quiet sure about it.
Essay :- Sort listed students from apti round were to write an esaay of
approx. 300 words on given topics. We had topics like " Its time to bury our
Hockey", "Rapists should be hanged", "Adv. of smoking ", .......
My advice is write correct, clear english & try to fill up the paper .
Always include starting & concluding sentence (very imp.) & try to write
either for or against , on one side. keep clean, good handwritting.
HR :- It was another cool round. They asked about relocation , my life so
far, didnt asked anything from essay. He asked me what will i do if I have 2
jobs . I just said first U offer me this job & then I will have a 14 months
time to decide. Keep a smiling face. My HR was of some 3-4 min. or so. Just
before Technical round, my HR interviewer offered me some sweet ...... Ha Ha
Technical :- It was another funny round. First they asked me to wait for a
min. May be having something. This time they didnt offered anything. then
they asked me what i dont know. Simply said I dont know ....... just went on
to say almost everything in B.tech course. .
Then they gave me a choice - What should they ask me or they will asked
everything in physics upto Class 12. just adjust them diplomatically. then
they asked about lever, pulley, their types , examples ..... just like SRK's
'panchwi class tak' show.
then something about OS, Unix like diff. between Unix & linux, which OS U
use, why. what is shell. about progs done in lab.
Dont try to fool them . One of my interviewer was a ex-student from WBUT. So
they always know the course.
Prototype of printf ? how to compile C progs in Linux., bytecode, What is
OOPs, JVM .
Finally they gave me a C code to solve :-
if ( ..... exp ...)
To get output as "HelloWorld" ... what is exp ? ans - printf("Hello"). It
was really cool round . Dont panic even if U dont know anything.
In the evening final selected candidates were announced. Gave a small
lecture again .....................
Finally I am a Satyam-ite. Hope to see U in about 14 months time. & Best of