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Hi friends ,I am GURU from university college of Engineering,burla,orissa .ARICENT came to our college on 4th sep.
it had 4 stages in selection procedure.
1>written test
2>critical incident form filling
3>GI(group interview)
4>tech interview+critical incident interview

This time the pattern was different .This test was consisting of 4 sections .each paper will b given 1 after another there was sectional cut-off. so b careful.
1st was Analytical ability test including puzzle test+ statement- assumption+ logical reasoning+ statement- conclusions+ figure series etc. puzzle section was quite difficult n time taking n others easy. 30 ques were there.

2nd section was Aptitude test having 20 ques. which was very very easy. i managed to do them within 10 minutes.

3rd was Data structure which had 20 ques regarding time complexity of sorting algorithm like quick sort , merge sort also time complexity if an array consists of some particular no of elements through binary search(O(log2 n=? if n=10).and ques from linked list, tree( which tree is used in binary sorting). This DS section was very very easy i took only 5 minutes to do all d ques. so friends read DS very carefully , that ll help u both in written test as well as in interview.

In 4th test one has 2 opt for c or c++ or java as u strong accordingly.i chose c .there ll be 30 ques. so practising test your c skill by kanetkar ll help u a lot. One thing keep in mind that there is sectional cut-off n a good marks obtained in this round will help u much more in the selection procedure.21 out of 120 qualified for the next round. fortunately i was one of them. after the written test , all the remaining stages are open to the selected candidates.

After written test , we had PPT. then all candidates selected through written test were given a form having around 7 critical situation based ques and u have to answer all the ques within 30 mins. like:----------
1>give a recent experience where u had some proposal but u r enforced to change ur opinion while working in a team
2>give your one recent situation while working in a team dat u have managed to do some tasks at a time
3>while working in a group , how did u manage yourself to accomplish a task where u have no preliminary idea about that .
4> how did u make ur team members understand a task, while they had no knowledge ................etc.

Here i had 12 members in my group and as i said this is not an elimination round. our topic was :"PACKAGED FOOD IS A GOOD IDEA "(as compared to the mid-day meals or hot meals delivered to school going children)
We were divided in to two groups . don't b worried u ll b given a sheet having some facts about d topic n u have 2 present your own views n not to oppose or to support others

Here u ll b asked about some technical ques as well as from critical incident form u filled up. There were 4 panels and i was d first to b interviewed in panel no.-1. my interview was @6.30pm n like this.
1>introduce yourself briefly
2>what are storage classes used in c n their advantages , disadvantages n their uses
3>do u know fibonacci series n implement it 1>using main() as recursive 2>using user defined recursive function with parameter passing 3>without parameter passing (he just wanted to know whether you have sound programming skill or not)
4>different stages of c programming
5>function used for dynamic memory allocation n their differences
6>what is data structure n ADT (abstact data type)
7>given an expression n told 2 draw d tree. then 2 find out post-order n pre-order n explanation
8>implementing doubly linked list and adding n deleting nodes at some given positions
9>difference between c n c++
10>advantages of c++
11>about new n delete operator in comparison with malloc(), calloc() and free() functions
12>why malloc() function isn't used in c++ . instead we r using new operator
13>difference between structure and class in c++
14>difference between DBMS n RDBMS (told abt E.M.CODD'S 12 rules n key concept)
15>abt INF and 2NF
16>some simple queries
17>abt page replacement algorithm
18>what is page fault n thrashing
19>what is synchronization n different tools
20>how to implement semaphor n monitor
21>what is deadlock n different mechanism to avoid it
22>which c/c++ complier u r using and it's effect on size of data types. what do u mean by a 32-bits os
23>what is computer network n distinguish from distributed system
24>what is an IP, it's function n d layer on which it is used
25>diffeent version of IP addresses n explain IPV4 in details with classes
26>abt OSI n TCP/IP network model
27>application of queue n stack
28>abt router,bridge ,switch ..............................................etc.
29>1-2 situation based ques
30>What is endianness. how can u know your computer is either little or big one. write a code to find it.
31>where extern n static variables are stored.
32>write program for binary search and derive its time complexity.
33>what is constructor and why it is mainly used.
34>what is binary search tree and it's uses
35>hav u any ques to me

Definitely it was too long .My interview took around 1.30 hrs n almost technical. he was very cool, helping in nature n gave some hints when not finding any idea.8 out of 21 got selected ........THAT DAY WAS FOR ME AND LUCKILY I WAS ONE OF THEM .....So my dear friends b cool, confident n do not try to bluff them .if u rn't finding any point , simply tell i don't know or i m not getting any point. so have faith on yourself n god .WHEN UR DAY WILL COME , NO ONE CAN STOP U, EVEN NOT U. BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT HARD WORK ALWAYS PAYS , BCOZ GOOD LUCK COMES TO IT

For technical, have depth concept on c, data structure , os , n/w and some fundamental concept on c++ , dbms and microprocessor .i was from computer science . for electronics student depth concept about DEC, MP & MC n N/W is essential.

All the marks starting from written test to interview round are added and on that basis selection is done. so b careful and try to have good marks in written test , more particularly in DS and c/c++/java sections.


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