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Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 13 February 2008
Test Location : MAIT, Rohini(Delhi)
After I cleared my written test I was called for the technical interview
first. It was a nice interview taken by 2 gentlemen and a lady. All were
1.) Hello Sushant..!! How are you?
2.) Tell me something about yourself?
3.) You are more into designing and innovating things, will u be
comfortable if we put u into maintenance department?
4.) What is the difference b/w C and C++ ?
5.) I prefer C++, what do u prefer? (I said C and gave relevant
reasoning and facts to prove myself)
6.) Are u comfortable with Linux and shell scripting? (I said yes)
7.) Explain any 5 commands used in Linux shell?
8.) ‘Sed’ (‘Stream Editor’ - filter in shell scripting) - its an editor
or a filter?
9.) Using ‘sed’ Replace ‘National’ with ‘International’ gloabally in a
10.) Explain awk? (another advance filter in shell scripting)
11.) Which SQL package do u use? Tell me something about it? ( MS SQL
12.) He gave me a simple query in DBMS to solve?
13.) Tell me about your subjects in previous semester?
14.) What are the various Data-Structures?
15.) How is Link-List better than all Array?
16.) Write the code for Bubble-Sort and the complexity?
17.) Explain your summer training project (a web application)
beautifully on this fresh A4 sheet navigating through the Home-Page?
18.) How much secure is ur web application?
19.) What are cookies?
20.) What is the importance of HTML? Why would u use HTML when u hav so
many other web building applications like asp.net etc?
21.) Do u hav any questions?
OK sushant. Now ur technical round is over lets move on to the next
round. (I think this was the MR round.. Taken by the same 3
1.) Tell me 1 reason that we’ll not take u in TCS?
2.) Tell me about ur weaknesses?
3.) What is Duck-Worth Luis method in cricket?
4.) What is the over limit?
5.) Do u hav any questions?
Then I was called for the HR round.. It was taken by a lady..
1.) How was ur day?
2.) Tell me about ur family background?
3.) Do u kno about the 2 years Bond?
4.) Do u kno about the Medical Test?
5.) Why TCS?
6.) Do u hav any Questions?
APTITUDE TEST PAPER ON 13TH FEB 2008
It's a 82 marks paper and the time limit is 90 mins (approx 30 mins per
1.> verbal.... Q.1 to Q.32
2.> aptitude...... Q.33 to Q.73
3.> critical reasoning.... Q.74 to Q.82
WRITTEN TEST Instructions :(online)
1.) no sectional cutoff
2.) no negative marking
3.) no upper cut off(IN OUR CASE < ask them about upper cut off>)
4.) DO NOT CLICK on EXIT button
5.) listen to the information given to u prior to the test CAREFULLY
10 Synonyms and 10 Antonyms and other Reading Comprehension based
Everything was form GRE Barrons 12th edition Model Test Papers.
Five questions were on completing the passage by choosing appropriate
This was also from Barrons Model Test Papers(Passage on ‘fungus’)
All the questions were repeated. I didn’t find any new questions. Just
the data was changed.
Some of the questions were :-
Q1) My flight takes of at 2am from a place at 18N 10E and landed 10 Hrs
later at a place with coordinates 36N70W. What is the local time when my
6:00 am b) 6:40am c) 7:40 d) 7:00 e) 8:00
Sol) The destination place is 80 degree west to the starting place.
Hence the time difference between these two places is 5 hour 20 min.
When the flight landed, the time at the starting place is 12 noon (2 AM
+ 10 hours).
Hence, the time at the destination place is 12 noon - 5:20 hours = 6: 40
Q2) A plane moves from 9°N40°E to 9°N40°W. If the plane starts at 10 am
and takes 8 hours to reach the destination, find the local arrival time?
Sol) Since it is moving from east to west longitude we need to add
multiply the ans by 4
convert this min to hours ie, 5hrs 20min
It takes 8hrs totally . So 8-5hr 20 min=2hr 40min
So the ans is 10am+2hr 30 min
=>ans is 12:30 it will reach
Q3) The size of the bucket is N kb. The bucket fills at the rate of 0.1
kb per millisecond. A programmer sends a program to receiver. There it
waits for 10 milliseconds. And response will be back to programmer in 20
milliseconds. How much time the program takes to get a response back to
the programmer, after it is sent? Please tell me the answer with
explanation. Very urgent.
Sol) 20ms +10 ms=30ms
Q4) Three companies are working independently and receiving the savings
20%, 30%, 40%. If the companies work combinely, what will be their net
suppose total income is 100
so amount x is getting is 80
y is 70
but total money is 300
so they are getting 90 rs less
90 is 30% of 300 so they r getting 30% discount
Q5) If G(0) = -1 G(1)= 1 and G(N)=G(N-1) - G(N-2) then what is the value
Q6) what's the answer for that :
A, B and C are 8 bit no's. They are as follows:
A -> 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
B -> 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
C -> 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 ( - =minus, u=union)
Find ((A - C) u B) =?
To find A-C, We will find 2's compliment of C and them add it with A,
That will give us (A-C)
2's compliment of C=1's compliment of C+1
Now (A-C) U B is .OR. logic operation on (A-C) and B
10001001 .OR . 00110011
The answer is = 10111011,
Whose decimal equivalent is 187.
Q7) In a two-dimensional array, X (7, 9), with each element occupying 4
bytes of memory, with the address of the first element X (1, 1) is 1258,
find the address of X (5,8).
Q8.) 5,6,7,8,9.11,13, ??,17,18 (not exactly sure abt the problem)
Q9.) Sequence of letters is given. We’ve to find out how many B’s are
there under the condition that, B’s should be followed by G and should
not be followed by S.
Q10.) What is the unit of the following?
(Power*time) / (velocity*velocity)
1.mass 2.distance 3.velocity 4.speed
Ans:mass (not sure)
Q11). In the word “T … …“ if we exchange first with the second ,second
with the third ,third with fourth and so on......till last then what
will be the 10 letter from right?
1. G 2.N 3.A 4.R
Q12.) What is the largest prime no that will fit in 7 bit memory?
Q13.) A power unit is there by the bank of the river of 900 mtr width. a
cable is made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that of the
river and 3000 mtr away from the power unit. The cost of the cable
bellows water Rs5 / mtr and cost of cable on the bank is Rs 4/ mtr. Find
the pt where the cable cut through the river.
Q14.) What are the number of edges, number of vertices and number of
faces of a planar cube among the following options?
a) 6, 6, 6 b) 4,8,12 c) 12, 8, 6 d) 4,6,12 (Ans: C)
Q15.) On coding and decoding --Ans is COVER
Q16.) 3 questions on Venn diagrams
No of students who passed in the 3 subjects details were given
a). how many % of students can pass in chemistry and also pass in maths
but not physics?
b). wt is the % of students who pass in all 3 subjects?
c).i don’t remember the 3rd question
17.) Wt is the highest standard deviation?
a.3,3,3,3,3,3 b.3,3,3,0,3,3 c.3,-3,3,-3,3,-3 d.-3,-3,-3,-3,-3,-3
18.) Exact power of 2?
Q19.) 2 students get 3 and 3.5 in their class exam and 1.4 and 1.65 in
final exam respectively. Wt might be the class marks of 3rd student who
have got ‘0’ marks in final exam?
Q20.) Match the following
a) Mammal – cow 1) not a type of
b) oven – building 2) a type of
c) square – polygon 3) a part of
d) word - sentence 4) superset of
Q21.)In madras, temperature at noon varies according to t^2/3 + 4t + 12,
where t is elapsed time. Find how much tem more or less in 6 pm to 8
pm.(not exactly 6 and 9 but other values are given.. remember " -" sign
was not there before t)
Q22.)Which of the following are orthogonal pairs a) 5i+3j=7 b) i=-jc)
2i-j=3 d) 3i=5j+6 1.a&d 2.a&c 3.c&d 4.b&d
Q23.)WHICH SHAPE WILL BE OBTAINED BY USING THESE VALUES OF X ,Y
Ans: Y= log10(X)
Q24.)Pick the odd one out
a) SYBASE b)DB2 c)ORACLE d)JAVA 5)INGRESS
Q25.) one ques tion base on curves ---- some graph related to tanx
Q26.) pick the odd one out
a) SMTP b)ARP c)HTTP d)BAAN e)WAP
Q27.) Find the result of the following expression if , M denotes modules
operation, R denotes round-off, T denotes truncations
Q28.) b v f q q m b v f m g v f f v f m b v f b g
d v f a m v f v f f
How many v 's are such that each v is followed by f next to it, if the f
is not followed by f next to it.
Q29.) If VXUPLVH is written as SURMISE, what is COVER?
Q30.) WHICH IS NOT A SIDE OF A TRIANGLE
1. (2m, 3m, 4m ) 2. (3m, 4m, 7m ) 3. (3m, 5m, 9m )
Q31.,32,33) 3 questions on Data interpretation.
III. CRITICAL REASONING
there would be 3 passages and 4 questions each(total 12 quest)
NOTE: go through GRE BARRON'S 12th edition i m giving some important
passages as seen in fresherworld :-
Model test 1: Section5 - qns 1-4 (motorist), qns 13-16 (red and brown)
Section6 - qns 1-4 (conservative,democratic), qns 8-11 (latin, sanskrit),
qns 12-18 (joe,larry,ned), qns 19-22 (a causes b)
Model test 2: Section1 - qns 19-22 (wallachia and rumelia) ---
Section6 - qns 8-12 ( ashland , liverpool), qns 13-16 (spelunker) ---
qns 17-22 (pesth) ---i got this one too
Model test 3: Section6 - qns 1-4 (all Gs are Hs)
Model test 4: Section5 - qns 8-11 (horizontal row), qns 19-22 (a,b,c
Section6 - qns 8-12 (spanish, italian), qns 13-16 (all As, Bs), qns
17-22 (progressive federal party)
Model test 5: Section3 - qns8-11 (museum), qns 19-22 (A is the father)
Section7- qns 1-5 (prahtu, brahtu), qns 21-25 (scurvy)
This passages are more than enough to clear critical reasoning, with out
GRE barrons 12th edition it is difficult to clear the written test .
If u cannot understand them just MUG UP the ans.
Sushant Sapra (CSE, 3rd yr, Mait,Rohini(Delhi))
GOOD LUCK.. rOcK On..!!