|Paper Type : Candidate Experiences
Test Date : 8 August 2006
Test Location : Techno India College, Kolkata
ZENSAR PAPER AND INTERVIEW ON 8th AUGUST 2006 AT TECHNO
INDIA COLLEGE, KOLKATA
I am Debabrata Biswas, a student of MCA of Siliguri
Institute of Technology of 2007 pass-out batch. Zensar
Technologies came for campus selection process for MCA’s
only at the Techno India College on August 8 & 9, 2006.
Their recruitment process has the following stages:
I] Aptitude Test of 80 minutes duration. It has four
sections – English, Quantitative, Verbal reasoning &
Technical section which contained only C & C++.
Number of questions in each section ranged between 20-25.In
all there was 86 questions in my paper where as other sets
had between 80 to 90. There was no negative marking .There
was no sectional cut-off but there were sectional time
limits of 20 minutes each. U r only allowed moving on to the
next section only when the time of a section was up.
II] Technical & HR interview. For some there were separate
interviews others had it one. There were two member panels.
In the English section there were standard GRE type
questions i.e. Synonyms [“Words which mean closest to the
following”], Antonyms which had words like lucid,
Sumptuous, censure etc. There were also analogy questions
[“which of the following best illustrates a relationship
similar to the given relation”]. This part had questions
like carpenter: saw then what:?. There was also passage of
about 200 word length on African & European arts which
contained some tough sentences. Each of the above types had
4-5 questions. Anyone who is acquainted with GRE Baron’s
will be able to do most of the questions.
Next section was Quantitative. This was the easiest section.
Most of the questions were from RS Agarwal book. Anyone who
has practiced that book can easily do 17-18 of 22 odd
Then there was easily the toughest section in reasoning.
This is mainly bcoz the questions were lengthy & it was
difficult to do in 20 minutes. It had data interpretation
from bar charts, puzzle. It also had arrangement problem
with certain conditions given. It was like among P, Q, R &
S, T, U only Q & S can drive. They were going by a car in
which people sat in two rows. No group member sits beside
member of same group. There were certain other conditions
given & situations based on which u had to find sitting
arrangements. Then there was a question on order of events -
In a certain refresher course 6 subjects r taught. There
were conditions given & u had to find order in which the
subjects were taught. RS Agarwal verbal reasoning book needs
to be practiced well for this section.
The last section was Technical. It mainly had small but
tricky pieces of code given in C & C++ & u had to predict
the output. This was mainly there to check the logical
concepts. Most of it u’ll find on books like “test ur C
skills” & “exploring C” by kanetkar.
The cut-off marks were not announced. But as sectional
cut-off was not there, the feeling one got was that a score
of around 50-55 [out of 86] will clinch it for u. From 350+
aspirants from 8 colleges they selected 40 for the interview
in the next day. I was among those selected.
On the next day they gave a detailed PPT before the start of
the interview process. They also give u a form to fill up. U
also need to bring 2 copies of ur CV as they’ll take one
copy of the CV along with the form. All candidates were
given call numbers. Those with odd call numbers faced one
panel & the evens faced the other panel. The duration of
interviews ranged from 15 to as much as 45 minutes.
In the interview Firstly I was asked about how my test was.
Later I got to know that many were asked this innocuous
looking but potentially dangerous question first up. I
suggest however good ur test may be, be a little reserved on
this. Then they thoroughly grilled on C & C++. Questions on
c ranged from operators, to maximum size of arrays, linking
of header files, compilation, assembler, pre-processor, the
file inclusion, whether one can build a header file etc. in
C++ they asked about OO concepts, encapsulation,
abstraction, virtual functions & how they work,
polymorphism, inheritance. In DBMS I was asked to name some
commercial DBMS packages & whether MS Access was one. Also
what normalization was & how it was done. Also what client
server architecture was & to give a real life example of it.
In DS I was asked about what queue how it worked & whether
one could have a LIFO queue. Also what r single & double
In the HR Interview they first of all they told me that “I
am giving u two minutes to sell urself to us”. Thereafter
they asked about me, my hobbies. They also asked what other
campus processes I had attended & what had happened in them.
Finally they asked whether I had any questions & I asked two
Finally they announced the results half an hour after the
process was over. They selected 21 candidates. I was
selected as was 5 others from my batch. We were really happy
for each other.
Prepare well & u can surely become a “ZENSARian”!