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					hi all,
First of all i wud like to thank Chetana for the support it offerred
without which i could not have cleared the test.
i took took the test on 3rd october in chennai..
The paper is as follows:

1) Of   the 100 people who apperaed for an interview 75 had taken a
coure   in physics, 83 had taken a course in chemistry, 10 had not
taken   a course both in physics and chemistry. How many of them had
taken   cousrses both in physiscs and chemistry.

2) A question on sherlock holmes and dr.watson's findings: four
gangsters of whom two are bankrobbers, one is forger and one is a
blackmailer. Some conditions are given. We have to find who is the

3)A question from shkuntala devi... A says to b: "Oh, u seem to
have around 30 clerks".
   B replies " no! not until i have 2 times the no of women present
or 3 times the no of men i have now". How many men and women...

4)X travels from town a to b at some speed.After an hour the is a
defect which makes them travel at 3/5 the original speed for the
remaining distance.As a result they reach the destination 2 hrs late
than usual.If the defect had occured 50 miles after it had actually
taken place they would have reached 40mins earlier.Find the distance
between a and b.

5) There is an island.
Men always speak truth.
Women speak truth alternatively. Thats is if the lie once then they
speak the truth the next time and vice versa.

In the island i see a couple with their child(let the childs name
be:A). I ask the child something. The child replies in their native
language. Fortunately the mother and father speak english.So one of
them replies " A said iam a boy"
The other says " A lied, a is a girl" ...

Find ....whether a is a girl or a boy...
         Which of the parent spoke first .(mom or dad)

6) One question about three girls and their dresses
  Some conditions are given... u have to find the color of one girls

7)Some conditions about a tug of war game ...   U have to find who is
strongest of the given four people...

8) U have text book, in the process of binding u cut the edge where
the page nos are printed... u start numbering the book and in the
process u find that u have written the number 3 , 61 times.. find
the no of pages in the book.

9)Apples cherries bananas,grapes. 4 girls-robin,mandy,stacy,erica .
4 families
miller,jacob,flure,clark.Each girls uses 3 fruits in her salad.No
body have same combination.

1.robin not a miller girl uses apples.
2.miller and mandy uses apples and cherries.

3.clark uses cherries and grapes but flure uses only

one of them.

4. erica is not clark or flure.Then 4 questions asked.

a. Guess robins family:

b. Which fruit not used by mandy?

c. Which combination by erica?

d. Which is robin fruit combination?

10) A cow is standing 5 feet from the middle of the bridge . A
train is coming towards the
   the cow at speed of 90 miles per hour and the train is twice as
long as the bridge.. If the cow had tried to move forward in the
same direction as of the train then the cow wud ahve got hit by
three inches..( I dont remember the question properly). Finally
what was asked was

-> The length of the bridge
-> The gait of the cow.



The critical reasoning section consists of some passages followed by 4 to 7 questions per passage. The
questions are such that they require ability to read fast and comprehend. The questions asked in this section
have three choices TRUE, FALSE, CAN'T SAY. Some examples of questions are given below. Please note
that these passages are not the exact passages asked. The passages used a good deal of difficult words which
have been removed in this reproduction. Also the passages appearing in the actual paper are much lengthier.

Campus Recruitment at NIT Bhopal 2003 Critical Section (time 30 mins)

1.Eight players have to be seated. G, J, L are in the varsity baseball team. H, M, O are both in the varsity
baseball team and the football team. K and N are in the varsity baseball team as well as the basketball team.
You have to seat them in such a way that two players who play in two teams never sit adjacent to each
other. Now answer the following questions: -(There were four questions. I can't recollect them but once u
make the initial arrangement it becomes pretty easy.)
2. You have to make seating arrangements for 8 people. Andy and Goldberg have to leave early so they
must be seated next to the door, which is on the right rear end of the table. Cooper and D'ameto are enemies
so they have to be seated as far as possible in the table. Edmund and Farley always sit together. Burns
always occupies the center position.
Answer the following questions.
1.If Edmund and D'ameto never sit opposite Burns then in how many ways can the arrangement be made?
3.A person needs to get himself affiliated to the Nambrian Consulate. He must be either a US citizen or a
neutralized person. He has to get the certificate from the Nambrian Consulate, which is open only on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 to 4 o'clock. For this he also needs to get himself vaccinated from
the Alabama Clinic, which is near the consulate and is open on Wednesday till 5 pm. He may also get the
vaccination from The Beryl Clinic, which is open on Mondays to Thursdays from 9-12 pm. And on Fridays
from 4-5 pm. However it takes one hour to get to the clinic from the Nambrian Consulate. Also he must
show a notarized bank account of more than $1000, which can be done from Monday to Friday from 9am to

Campus Recruitment NIT Durgapur2003

I m sending u almost all the critical reasoning qs. giving just brief idea becoz I can't recall
Though I will suggest u to consult all the qs from anna university and all model test papers (edition 12th)
becoz they made the database from that edition .though I m giving the aplitudes given here
1six floor is given .there are 7 or 8 people .each floor contain two apartments.each apart ther would be 2 or
persons. We have to determine the person what floors they are staying
together From this there are easy questions # barron' page 487 sec 6 analytical ability prob 8-12 abt 6ix
American city…….
# barron' page 435 sec 5 analytical ability problem 1-4 about city a ,b and c …….
#3Toll in a high way is given .The peoples cant remind the data. It 's also from Barron Book(12th Barron
Refer Barron for these problems. There were 3 of those. One of them We have given below:
A project to consolidate the programs of a large university and a small college is set up. It is agreed that the
representatives work in small committees of 3, with 2 from the large university. No committee should be
represented by faculty members of same subject area. The professors were:
Large University: J(English),K(Maths.),L,(Natural Science)
Small college: M(Maths.),N(Latin), O,P(Both English)
1. Which of the following represents a properly composed committee?
2.Which of the following may serve with P?
3. Which of the following must be true?
a. if J serves,P must be assigned.
b. if J can't serve,M also can't be assigned
c. if J can't serve,L must serve.
4. If L is not available,which two must be available ?

ANNA University-Campus Recruitment July2003

I.The players G,H,J,K,L,M,N,O are to be felicitated of representing the county team in Baseball Out of
these H,M,O also are in the Football team and K,N are there in the Basket ball team . These players are to
be seated on a table and no two players who has represented the county in more than one game are to sit
1.Which one of the orders can they be seated in
2. Which of the orders is not possible
3. If N is seated in the middle then which of the following pairs cannot be seated near him .
4. If M is seated then which of the following pairs can be seated next to him.
Choices are given for all the questions

II: There are 2 groups named Brown and red. They can?t marry in the same group.
If the husband or wife dies then the person will convert to their own group. If a person is married then the
husband will have to change his group to his wife?s group. The child will own the mothers group. From
these a set of 4 questions were given .Solve them
1.Brown?s daughter is red (False)
2. If a person is red. Then his/her mother?s brother belong to which group if he is married (Brown)

III 7 people - a,b,c,d,e,f,g
Need to make a seating arrangement for them. Conditions:
1)A should be at the center
2) B,F should be at the right extreme
3)C,E always in pair 4)D,G as far as possible
Questions from the above were asked?

Which of the following pairs were not possible?
Others questions were similar to the above. More questions were from Barrons.

Campus Recruitment at Jadavpur university1999
1. My father has no brothers. he has three sisters who has two childs

1 my grandfather has two sons (f)
2 three of my aunts have two sons(can't say)
3 my father is only child to his father(f)
4 i have six cousins from my mother side(f)
5 i have one uncle(f)

2. Ether injected into gallablader to dissolve galstones. this type oneday treatment is enough for gallstones
not for calcium stones. this method is alternative to surgery for millions of people who are suffering from
this disease.
1 calcium stones can be cured in oneday (f)
2 hundreds of people contains calcium stones(can't say)
3 surgery is the only treatment to calcium stones(t)
4 Eather will be injected into the gallbleder to cure the cholestrol based gall stones(t).

3. Hacking is illigal entry into other computer. this is done mostly because of lack of knowledge of
computer networking with networks one machine can access to another machine. hacking go about without
knowing that each network is accredited to use network facility.
1 Hacking people never break the code of the company which they work for (can't say).
2 Hacking is the only vulnerability of the computers for the usage of the data.(f)
3 Hacking is done mostly due to the lack of computer knowledge (f). (there will be some more questions in
this one )

4. alphine tunnels are closed tunnels. in the past 30 yrs not even a single accident has been recorded for
there is one accident in the rail road system. even in case of a fire accident it is possible to shift the
passengers into adjacent wagons and even the living fire can be detected and extinguished
with in the duration of 30 min.
1 no accident can occur in the closed tunnels (True)
2 fire is allowed to live for 30 min. (False)
3 All the care that travel in the tunnels will be carried by rail
5. In the past helicopters are forced to ground or crash because of the formation of the ice on the rotors and
engines. a new electronic device has been developed which can detect the watercontent in the atmosphere
and warns the pilot if the below freezing temp. about the formation of the
ice on the rotors and wings.
1 the electronic device can avoid formation of the ice on the wings (False).
2 There will be the malfunction of rotor & engine because of formation of ice (t)
3 The helicopters are to be crashed or down (t)
4 There is only one device that warn about the formation of ice(t).

6.In the survey conducted in mumbai out of 63 newly married house wives not a single house wife felt that
the husbands should take equal part in the household work as they felt they loose their power over their
husbands. inspite of their careers they opt to do the kitchen work themselves after coming back to home. the
wives get half as much leisure time as the husbands get at the week ends.
1 housewives want the husbands to take part equally in the household(f)
2 wives have half as much leisure time as the husbands have(f)
3 39% of the men will work equally in the house in cleaning and washing

7. copernicus is the intelligent. In the days of copernicus the transport and technology development was less
& it took place weeks to comunicate a message at that time.wherein we can send it through satellite with in
no time ----------. even with this fast developments it has become difficult to understand each other.
1 people were not intelligent during Copernicus days (f).
2 Transport facilities are very much improved in noe a days (can' say)
3 Even with the fast developments of the techonology we can't live happily.(can't say)
4 We can understand the people very much with the development of communication(f).
Q8) senior managers warned the workers that because of the intfoductors of japanese industry in the car
market. There is the threat to the workers.
They also said that there will be the reduction in the purchase of the sales of car in public.the interest rates
of the car will be increased with the loss in demand.
1 japanese workers are taking over the jobs of indian industry.(false)
2 managers said car interests will go down after seeing the raise in interest rates.(true)
3 japanese investments are ceasing to end in the car industry.(false)
4 people are very much interested to buy the cars.(false)

Q9) In the totalitariturican days,the words have very much devalued.In the present day,they are becoming
domestic that is the words will be much more devalued.
In that days, the words will be very much effected in political area.but at present,the words came very cheap
.we can say they come free at cost.
1 totalitarian society words are devalued.(false)
2 totalitarian will have to come much about words(t)
3 The art totalitatian society the words are used for the political speeches.

Q10) There should be copyright for all arts. The reele has came that all the arts has come under one copy
right society,they were use the money that come from the arts for the developments . There may be a lot of
money will come from the Tagore works. We have to ask the benifiters from Tagore work to help for the
development of his works.
1 Tagore works are came under this copy right rule.(f)
2 People are free to go to the because of the copy right rule.(can't say)
3 People gives to theater and collect the money for development.(can't say)
4 We have ask the Tagore resedents to help for the developments of art.(can't say)
Date: 12, Sept, 2004

1. A software engineer starts from home at 3pm for evening walk. He walks speed of 4kmph on level
ground and then at a speed of 3kmph on the uphill and then down the hill at a speed of 6 kmph to the level
ground and then at a speed of 4kmph to the home If he reaches home at 9pm. What is the distance one way
? Ans 12 km (3 marks)

2. From the following conditions, find the minimum number of men and lodges.

• Every man belongs to exactly 2 lodges.

• Every lodge committee has three men.

• Any pair of lodges has exactly one man in common.

Ans: Men = 6. Lodges = 4.

Make a table of lodges from 1, 2 … filling up different men without violating conditions, as follows. We
can fill in the names of men. We see that in the second step we get the required combination.

So the number of lodges is 4.

Number of men is 6 (a, b, c, d, e & f). (4 marks)

3. A son asks his father abt age and father told " my fathers' age was 'x' years in the year 'x2' (x square). Of
course we are talking about 20th century." what is the year in which grand father born?

ans: x is 44,coz square of 44 is 1936.(square of 43 and 44 are not in 20th century). Now subtract 44 from
1936 u get 1892.therefore grandfather was born in 1892. (3 marks)

4. a man covers 2/3 of certain distance in cycle when his cycle got punctured.he covers remaining distance
by walking.he takes twice the time in walking than in cycling. how much faster is his cycling speed than
walking speed? (4 marks)

ans: 4 times

5. there were 3 tribes sororean who speaks always truth,nororean who speaks always false,and midrorean
who speaks truth and false alternatively. considering following statements who is sororean, who is nororean
and who is midorean.

A says: I am sororean.

B is nororean.

B says: I am midrorean.

C is nororean.

C says: I am sororean.

A is nororean. (6 marks)

ans: C sororen, A nororean, and B is midrorean.

6.This one is a very long question but easy if u have time to read and solve! It'll consume lot of do it
at last. There are 5 towns—nalanda, Thrilothika ,rampur,solanpur,maninagarSo say, N, T, S, R, M. Out of
these , 4 are capitals, 3 industrial towns , two harbours, two hill stations.two towns are on same longitude.
population of two cities is less than five lakhs and that of one city is 20 lakhs,also of other two cities is more
than 50 lakhs.Thrilothika is an industrial town. maninagar's population is 20 lakhs. There are 4 capitals and
two industrial towns. Now some data are given involving longitudes and latitudes such as, one of the hill
stations donot lie in the longitude in which the harbour which is also an industrial town lies and so
on.rampur and thrilothika lies on same longitude.solapur and maninagar lies on same latitude like that. And
also, the population of the towns is involved from which the following 4 questions should b answered. (8

(4 combinations were given for each question )

a. which of the following combination has less than 5 lakhs. (2 hill stations)

ans:nalanda and rampur(sure)

b. The town which is a harbour, industrial town and capital

ans: Thrilothika.(sure)

c. which of the following combination have more than 50 lakhs.

ans: Thrilothika and solanpur(sure)

d. The town that is not a capital

ans: Nalanda (dont remeber which i wrote.but i wrote correct)

7. Basketball Tournament organizers decided that two consecutive defeats will knock out the team.There
are 51 teams participating. What is the maximum no. of matches that can be played.

ans: 101 matches. (4 marks)

8. A merchant in the last day sells 2 lamps for Rs.12 each. He finds that he has got 25 % gain on one and
20% lost on the other. Did he loose or gain overall? If so how much? (4 marks)

Ans: 60 paise LOSS.

Soln: Selling price of both the lamp is 12 each.

Cost price of 1st lamp on which he gain 25% is

100/125 * 12 = 9.6

so gain is = 12 - 9.6 = Rs. 2.4

Cost price of 2nd lamp on which he loss 20% is

100/80 * 12 = 15

so loss is = 15 - 12 = Rs. 3

So Total loss is 60 paise.

9. There are 5 geeks A,B,C,D and E. They are consultant,engineer,nutritionist,technician,planner. one of
their friend told following statements. find their occupation. no two are of same age.

1. Consultant is not youngest of other four.

2. D is not as older as A and not younger as B who is not as older engineer and not as younger as C.

3. Planner is not as young as technician.

4.C not youngest.

ans: A-Consultant



E-Nutrionist. (6 marks)

10. A murder took place in a restaurant.and police immediately arrested 3 people on spot.

On interrogation 3 said following statements.

Watts: I didn't do it.

waiter not poisoned.

We had a same waiter today.

Rogers: I didn't do it.

I was sitting across Smith.

We had a new waiter today.

O Neil: Rogers didn't do it.

waiter is the only one who poisoned smith.

Watts told false that we had a same waiter today.

One of them is the murderer. Who murdered smith? (8 marks)

ans: O Neil is the murderer.

Date: 12, Sep, 2004

1) (i) One member belongs to exactly two lodges,
(ii) One lodge is associated with exactly three members,
(iii) Combination of any two lodges has only one member in common b/w
How many lodges and members are there?
Ans: 6 men 4 lodges
2) This one is a very long question but easy if u have time to read and solve!
There are 5 towns-nalanda, Thrilothika , ( cant remember their names. )So say, N, T, S, R, M. Out of these ,
4 are capitals, 3 industrial towns , two harbours, two hill stations. Now some data are given involving
longitudes and latitudes such as, one of the hilltowns donot lie in the longitude in which the harbour which
is also an industrial town lies and so on. And also, the population of the towns is involved from which the
following 4 questions should b answered.

I can remember only the last two questions :
o The town which is a harbour, industrial town and capital -----T
o The town that is not a capital------Nalanda

3) There was a racing competition.Participants were
from 3 tribes
Sonorean-always says truth ,Nororean-always
False,Midorean-alternatively says T and F ,but may not
be in the same order the winner is the one who speaks
the truth.
A says- 1. C obstructed me at the last moment ,which
caused me to lose the race.
2. C always speak true
3. C is the winner.
B says - 1. A is the winner.
2.C says false always.
C says- 1.B won the Race
2. I didn't caused any obstruction to
Identify the tribes of each
4) A soft. engr just returned from US has eaten too mucgh fat &put
a lot of weight every sunday he starts walking 4 km/hr on level
ground then up at 3 km\hr then back down hill at 6km\hr then again
on level grounggd at 4km\hr till he reaches his destination if he
returned home at 9 p.m. e what distance did he cover in one way
ans 12km

5) A person told his son that his father's age is x in the year x^2.Obviously he is talking of 20th
centuary.when was the boy's grand father born.

Ans is 1892 (in 1946 his age is 44)

6) Basketball tournament organisers decided that two consecutive defeats will knock out the team.There are
51 teams participating .What is the maximum number of matches that can be played.
Ans. 101

7)One question was given on technician, nutritionist, engineer, doctor, consultant, planner were given and
six persons A, B, C, D, E, F and some conditions were given like 1. consultant is not younger than any of
them in the group
2.D is not younger than B,which is not elder than engineer and not younger than doctor
3.nutritionist is not elder than planner and not younger than technician
4.C is not the youngest
give the professions of A,B,C,D,E,F
ANS. This question was very easy to solve.i am not sure of the conditions above.but it was very easy to takes only 2 or 3 mins to solve this question

8) One question was like 4 persons went to a restaurant and while they were having their dinner one person
shouted that he was poisoned and fell dead.The police arrested the persons on the spot.
There were some 3 statements each of 3 persons of which two were correct and one was wrong.the waiter
there also helped the murderer.
So who is the murderer.
Ans. This also was very easy but I don't remember the answer.

9) A man rides cycle for two third of the distance to be covered. then his tyre got punctured. he walks the
rest of the distance and found he took twice the time for walking compared to riding. How fast he can ride
compared to walk.
Ans: he rides 4 times faster than walking

Date: 12, sep, 2004

1) A software engineer returns from america. As he is fat he decided to have evening walk.....he started at
3pm. he walks along the road at 4km/hr for some time then he
climbs a upward slope area at 3km/hr then downwards at the rate of 6km/hr. then back to the home through
the road at 4km/hr. what is the distance he covered in one way if he reaches back home at 9pm.
Ans: 12 km (one way )( total distance:12* 2 = 24 km)

2) men and lodge related question
a)1 man related to 2lodges.
b)each lodge has 3 men.
c)only 1 man common b/w 2 lodges
Ans: 6 men and 4lodges.

3) A child questions his father, "What is your father's age", to which
the father answers "He was aged X in year X^2 (X square) ". If the
context is 20th Century, What is his Date of Birth?
Ans: 1892

4) A man rides cycle for two third of the distance to be covered. then
his tyre got punctured. he walks the rest of the distance and found he
took twice the time for walking compared to riding. How fast he can
ride compared to walk.
Ans: V(riding)=4*V(walking)[4 times]

5) 51 teams are there and they are to play basketball matches. A team
is out of the tournament if that looses 2 games. what is the maximum
number of games to be played to decide one winner.
Ans:101 matches

6)who was the murderer(of smith)
the waiter poisened smith with which friend.
each of the friends tells 3 stmts 1 of which is false
(1 stmt of each friend is false)
Ans: Roger was the murderer.(not sure)

7)Nalanda,Rampur, Triloknagar, Maninagar etc some
conditions are given....then u have to find which has the population
below 5 lakhs.. whic is not the capital 2 industrial towns,2 harbours,longitude relation,latitude
relation......etc (four questions based on these)

8)another one on A,B,C,DandE >younger and older relation+occupation of each
nutritionist,doctor,planner...etc...relation find who is who?

9)Two lamps sold for Rs.12 each profit of 25% on 1 and loss 0f 20% on other?
did he gain or lose?by how much?
Ans:60 paise loss

10)A,B,C r persons and thy r div into three groups: Sororrean[always truth] , Nororrean [always lie] and
Midrorrean [alternate-but not in any order as they speak truth first of false first]--repaet from earlier papers.
Ans:A:midrorean B: nororrean C:sororrean
  Hi frends,
   Most of them asked abt my interview experience. So i am sending a common mail to our group
so that every1 can be benefited. My paper was orange color. Dat color paper seems to be very
easy always. I attended 1ly 16 out of 40. So i think the cutoff is less. I attended the questions
which i was very much confidence wid the answers. So guys always aten the question which u r
confidence wid it so that u can avoid getting negative marks. COming to my interview session, i
had enough time thats a month period after my written test. Basically i am an IT student. So i
prepared from C,C++,OS, Data Structures,DBMS,Networking, Software Engineering,Oracle.
Almost all the interviews r purely technical. So if u r strong enough in ur basics, u can easily get
through. They can ask from ur favourite subjects or anything as they like.
       I had questions from all subjects. But it was very much easy. I had a panel intview. It lasted
for 20 mins. The questions are as follows:

1. What is an object
2. Whats d diff b/w private n friend function
3. Unique key n primary key
4. diff b/w DBMS n RDBMS
5. Bubble sort
6. OSI layer session layer n presentation layer function
7. Deadlock
8. How to prevent deadlock
9. Round robin algorithm n 1 problem based on that

I had 1ly these questions. But most of them had even tough interviews. Then he askd about to tell
me abt urself, wat i was doing 4 the past 2 months. Atlast he asked if i want to know anything
about cts. I asked him 3 questions

1. How will u train an entry level engineer here?
2. Do u have any probation period?
3. Since dis is my first interview, can u giv me any suggestions so that i can improve myself?

    I really enjoyed my interview n i was very much cool through out the session. So guys, don be
panic. They also check ur confidence level. If u dono anything, feel free to say that u dono or lost
touch wid that subject. Don confuse them. I will also mail the papers ASAP. Feel free to mail me if
u have any more doubts. I wish u all for a bright future. Take care. Keep smiling. BYe.

hi pals
     I am pleased to inform that i got thru CTS.its my dream come true. i wrote my written on aug
14 and had interviewed on sep 23 and i got selected mail on sep 25.I already posted my CTS
interview experience.
     Even before that i was placed at igate global solutions back in june16 and waited for my
joining date till sep 15.but my joining date is deferred to march2 2005 coz they r expanding to new
campus and would place us there. But coz of CTS now i am elated.
        I am expecting to join CTS before diwali to celebrate work.I heartfully thank chetanas
innovative thought to start this useful group and take time to moderate all the tons of mails --
tremendous effort.hats off to moderator.coz i too a moderator of my coll grp.i thank all those who
rendered help directly r indirectly.


    i have no special material for written.but here is info to support CTS aspirants.
     The books i prepared for written ..
      R.S.Aggarwal- quantitative aptitude

      CAT - Critical and analytical reasoning.

       also try to read gre word list.(if find diff dont worry be strong in other areas coz most people
wont touch eng section at all and could clear the test.keep in mind most people r of our category,
yes i too not very strong in english.)though for my paper no verbal.Practice to speak with ease
before interview.
     Do check these sites and group for further info
           During written do write those answers u r 100% sure alone coz negative mark and
sucess ratio(no attended vs no. of answers correct). for my test cutoff is 20 out of 40. it varies.all
the very best for ur career.

Dont panic abt comm skills.what all they expect is u r clear abt ur ideas and can convey ur
thoughts with ease in sopisticated english is needed.moreover they need loads and
loads of if u could clear test and prepared with fundu then its ur time to celebrate work
@ CTS.

Infy solve:::::
hi there everyone,
guess most of u must have read my previous mails and are aware of the fact that i wrote the infy
test on sep12 at christ college bangalore........................ and tat i got my offer letter yesterday, i
have been to told to reprt at mysore on oct 18 for training...........................
for those who r preparing 4 the oct 3 test of infy, hope the following information helps :
there were about 1800 odd ppl there, out of whom approx 270 odd cleared the written
test....................................and had their interviews in the next couple of days........................the
test consisted of 10 puzzles(if u r lucky there may be only 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, i would say 9 is btter than
10 coz time is always a major factor in this test).........and if u have answered 7 or 8 correctly (out
of 10 i.e), u r most likely to make it....................a small advice though, never miss out on the 8
marks surely will be a major decider in who clrs the test and who

infact i wyuld advice u guys to answer the smaller ones first, these wil hardly take any
time.................and the xtra time that u get from these questions can then be spent in solving the
analytical questions ( george summers may just prove to b sufficient in this regard, however any
cat material on these questions will also do).......................after which u have to undergo the
english test, wherein u will be required to answer 45 questions in an hour.................................its
very very easy, any person who can speak even passable english shall clear the test................
the results were announced at about 3-30 in the evening, make sure u reach there by 3 or 3-15,
cuz there will be a huge Q to see the results , i had to stand in the Q for a hour and half to see my
results and it was raining that evening !!!!!!!!!
gals however r lucky in this regard, no Q for them, they just walk in n see the results ( n talk abt
gender equality !!)..........................the intvw will be held either the very next day or the day after
here is a crucial bit of info for all u guys, all that they look 4 is COMMUNICATION SKILLS, sure u
will be asked a few puzzles, but more than ur answer what they are intrested in is, how u
approach the puzzles, the puzzles themselves may be very vauge in nature.........n there may be
no logical answer at all, but what u have to do is cross question them, so that u they start giving u
clues towards the solution, cuz nobody is good enuf to answer such ques with minimal of data.....
the intvw may jus last for abt 15 minutes......................also b prep to answer ques like, why do u
want to make a shift from a non comp sci background ( iam a b.e. mech, and so i was asked this)
and finally one last important thing abt the interview........ur 8th sem project, no no, dont start
opening ur project report and start cramming up the things yet..........what they will try n find out is
as to how good a team player r u ?.........n stuff like that...............
n then u'll get the results in abt 2 weeks time, for some, it may take even 3 weeks...............the
majority of em get within the first 3 weeks (i guess)........................few of them, very very few of
them i guess get their offer letter even almost 2 months after giving the
advice wuld be if u dont get the letter within the first 3 weeks, jus give em a call.................all
outright rejections !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, god forbid that happen to anyone..........will be intimated on the
phone, (no they wont call u, u have to call them, get it?).....................n if they say that ur results r
'on hold', its as good as u having made it.......................u can expect ur call letters very
thats all abt the infy test......................
hope this info helps u in clearing the test........

p.s. : iam a 2004 batch fresher, and so plz plz dont send me any resume................i wont even
bother to reply to such mails......................n plz dont send me any puzzles askin me the methods
to solve em..............doing those puzzles jus once during the test made me go crazy !!!!!!!!!!!!! no
way that iam gonna sit n solve em again 4 u guys !!!!!!!!!!!
these r the books which u need to go through for the infy test :
shakuntala devi- puzzles to.........
shakuntala devi -more puzzles.................
these r 2 extremly stupid books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n u r bound to get frustrated while working out a few
problems, a few of them are unbelieveably stupid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but cant help it, there r a few and i
mean very few good questions in these 2 books that can surely b expected in the test.
if u r still able to maintain ur sanity after working out the problems from these 2 books, u can move
on to ravi narula or george summers.............ravi narula explains the solutions to his problesm
very summers is a lil on the tougher side..................but u have to go thru the
prob.............unlike shakuntala devi, george summers makes u think analytically................
n just a day or two b4 the test, work out the previous question papers of infy.............jus work out 3
or 4 papers and make sure u time urself, it'll give u a good idea abt where u need to improve
urself.............. i wul;d advice u ppl to work out the prob from the feb-march 2004 infy papers (
now, dont ask me where to find them).........cuz very rarely r quest repeated from the recent

well thats it guys.............
more individual queries plz........

INFY.....................THANKS A LOT.................

inf vvvvvimp:::::

hi guys.......
          this is mohit from delhi.i hav got the joing letter for
mysore (18 oct)..i really thanks chetana madam for her magnanimous
jobshe has was just becoz of papres given on this chetna
site that i hav been capable of clearing this paper. actually i saw
the mail very late of giving paper.i had only 4 days to prepare for
But i did all the previous years papers 3 -4 times. and finally i
got thru.,......but i sincerely advice to all my friends who r
striving to get thru infyyyyy,pls do all the previous year papers
along with shankuntala devi and gorge summers.thanks again to
chetana madam......

                       INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES

                  COMPILED BY :
                                             PINAKI SINHA
                                             JU, IT -3RD YR.
Pattern of the Recruitment process:
1.Written test:
         a. Mathematical and Analytical Ability(Reference: Sakuntala Devi’s Puzzle Books)
         b. Verbal Ability(English) (Reference: Wren and Martin English book)
         Infy is conducting an HR interview(for the first time for recruitment in 2004-05)

                                Questions Of Written Test(12 questions 1hr)
    1.   There was a burglary in a jewelry shop .Police got hold of 3 suspect Shyam, Ram, Tommy. Each
         of them told “any one of other two did it ” .Tommy was lying . Who was the thief?


    2. Find next no. in the series:
    a. 46656,3125,265,27,-----,1

         Ans a. 4 b.11

         3.A ball falling from a height of 180 feet can rebounce1/10 of it’s height of falling . How much
         distance will it cover before stopping ?
         Ans :220ft

    4. Let 2 person A & B . Sum of A & 3 of his cousin’s age is 50 . B knows A’s age which is prime .
    Each of the three cousin’s age is prime number each ( 1 is not prime no.) Can u guess the ages of the 3
    cousins ?
    Ans :11 ,13,19,7(More than 1 answer .Choose 3 from the 4 ages)

5.A car has leaky oil tanks. Initiallyt there’s12 gallon oil in tank . Speed of the car is 50miles/hour & it
travels for 4 hours & fuel is finished . If car can travel 25 miles by consuming 1 gallon of fuel, how much
oil got leaked?.
  Ans: It’s the easiest problem ever created by man .I won’t give the answer.

6. A wall clock goes 10 minutes slow in each hour In an hour of W.C a table clock goes fast by 10 minutes
.In an hour by T.C an alarm clock goes slow by 5 minutes .In an hour by T.C a wrist watch goes fast by 5
minutes . The clock was set at noon to correct the time .What will the wrist watch show at 6p.m(correct
time) ?(to the nearest minute)
Ans:5:47 pm.

7. In a Post Office 2p,7p,10p,15p,20p stamps are avail able .A mother told her son to buy
stamps on the following rule:
Same no. of stamps to be bought of 3 different denominations.
Same no. of stamps to be bought of 2 other different denominations
His mother gave him exact 3/- . How many stamps of each type did he buy ?
 6 stamps of 10p and 20p each.
5 stamps of 2p,7p,15p each.
8. There are4 boys Anand ,Anandya ,Madan and Murali with nicmnames perich,zombie ,drummy and
madeena not in the same .order Some conditions given

Ans Anand : Perich Anandya: drummy Madan : Zombie Murali: Madeena

9. Five students A,B,C,D,E. when conversation started B,C were speaking in English.When D join
them they shifted to Spanish. A,E know French. B,E know Italian.Portoguese was known
to three of them.Spanish was the most common language between them.
Following are some conditons:

one of them knows five languages.
one of them knows four languages.
one of them knows three languages.
one of them knows two languages.
one of them knows only one languages.

 MCQ Questions:

a.A knows ? 4 options
b.B knows ? 4 options
c.C knows ? 4 options
d.E knows ? 4 options 8M

                        ENGLISH TEST(total:45 questions, time :30mins)
1.One reading Comprehension question.

2.Analogy Questions(Read Barron’s GRE Guide, questions were pretty easy)

3.Fill in the blanks with suitable phrasal verbs and idioms given as MCQs.

4. Fill in the blanks questions based on ‘Agreement of the Verb with the Subject’ pattern of questions.(Read
from Wren and Martin )
e.g.: What form of verb with ‘each one of them’.

        1.Typical HR questions (introduce yourself,hobbies,bla,bla,bla…….)
        2.Puzzles (Pretty easy stuff)
1.Two bars are given .One is magnet , other is a magnetic material.How would u differentiate between
(Magnetic field of the magnet at its centre is zero, while magnetic material has almost uniform magnetic
To:,, vyom-,, electropals_2004
From: "Aravind kumar" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 00:09:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Vyom-Jobs] Infosys q paper(oct pattern)

Oct -pattern
1) 100 people turned up for an interview for the lecturer posts. 10
people had no

Knowledge of either physics or chemistry. 75 people had knowledge of

Physics. 83 people had knowledge of chemistry. How many people had the

Knowledge of both physics and chemistry.

ANS: 68

2) Mr. ANYMAN left ANYTOWN by car to attend a wedding at ANYCITY. He had
been driving
for exactly two hours when the car got punctured. It took his driver
exactly ten minutes
to change the wheel. In order to play safe they covered the remaining
distance at a speed
 of 30 mph. consequently, Mr. ANYMAN was at wedding half an hour behind
schedule. “Had
 the car got the puncture 30 Miles later, I would have been only FIFTEEN
minutes late”, he
 told the driver. How Far is ANYCITY from ANYTOWN?

Ans: 120 miles

3) A cow was standing on a bridge, 5feet away from the middle of the
bridge. Suddenly
 a lightning express at 90 miles/hr and double the length of the bridge
was coming towards
 the bridge from nearest end of the cow. Seeing this, the cow ran
towards the express and
managed to escape when the train was one feet away from the bridge. If
it would have ran to
opposite direction (ie away from train), the train would have caught the
cows rear by 3 inches.
Calculate the length of bridge.

4) There were 4 boys playing a game in   which the person who is the
strongest would win.
The 4 boys were tom, hank, bill & Joe.   Hank could pull bill & Joe with
some effort. Hank &
 bill together could just hold Joe and   tom (i.e., neither could pull
each other). But when hank
 & Joe interchanged their places, bill   and Joe could be easily pulled.
Who is the strongest?


5) A person while going thro’ a book observed that it had no page
numbers. So, he began
to mark the page numbers. After he was done with it, he observed that he
altogether used
 61 3’s. How many pages did the book consist of?

ANS: 324

6) There were these 4 guys traveling in a train. Each was traveling in a
 compartment (1, 2, 3, and 4). Two were burglars; one was a forger and
the other cheater.
 Some clues were given and u was supposed 2 find who the forger is? It
was easy. U can easily
 solve it if u r prepared with the reasoning section in Barrons. I am
sorry I don’t remember the

7) Mr. Charlie comes to Mr. Wilson’s office to meet him and exclaims
“so, there must be 30
 clerks working in your office!”. To this Mr. Wilson replies “Not in the
near future. Only if there
 were twice the number of girls or thrice the number of men, the
strength would be 30”. Find
 the number of clerks presently working.

ANS: 18 CLERKS. (GIRLS: 12, MEN: 6)

8) This was a George summers type question. Given that boys belonging to
‘kubi’ tribe always
 speak truth and girls always lie. Men belonging to that tribe always
speak truth and women are
 not consistent (they alternately speak truth and false or vice-versa).
When I spoke to a child,
 the reply was “I am a boy”; to this a parent said “the child is not a
boy. The child lied.” Who
 r the child and the parent?


9) There are 4 girls (say, ABCD). Each belonged to a different family
(say, PQRS).

Each prepared a salad using different kinds of fruits. None of the girls
used more than 2 kinds
of fruits in common. The fruits used were cherries, grapes, bananas

and apples. Some clues were given and 4 ?s were asked. VERY COMPLEX. I
don’t remember
the answers or the clues or the ?s.

10) I am unable to recollect this question. But an easy one.

I answered 9 questions and was sure of 7 being correct. About 600 people
wrote the test
and only 59 were selected. So, try to attempt more ?s.

Interview ?

Basically HR ?s were asked. Later some puzzles were asked.

Puzzles asked:

A number sequence was given 2 b solved
An alphabetical seq
They asked me 2 arrange 5 coins in such a way that each coin touched the
other 4.
another puzzle was asked

1.Tell us abt urself

2.Hobbies? 2-3 qns on my hobbies. U need to defend ur answers.

3.What is ur strength?

4.What are the initiatives u have taken to learn apart from ur regular

5.What were u doing till now?

6.Have u organized any event in ur college? was the Event held for the
first time at

ur college?

7.what do u think is a major failure in ur life which always haunts u ?

8.What abt higher studies?
9. why shiftin frm mba to s/w industry. U need to defend ur stand.

10.Also, they asked me - when did u make a decision to shift to s/w job

11.They asked me a puzzle( maths -trigonometry type)They see ur approach
to the pbm, not the answer.

12.Since I had got another job offer in a smaller company, they asked

if I would join tht or Infy?

13.Did u appear for Infy test bfr? If yes, then why didnt u clear it

14.What major decisions did u make in life & when?

15.What was my final yr project abt? Some basic qns reg it.

16.Did u face any problems durin project-with team members etc? How

did u handle the problem?

17.Who was the leader? Why didn't the others take the leadership

18.Any qns u want to ask us?

19.How u came for the intrvw.How much time did u take? Do u know
calcutta well?
20.Tell abt ur parents.
21.Why u wish 2 come 2 software?(BE CAREFUL ,don’t ever tell abt the
money;try somethin’
like careergrowth /intelectually stimulatin’ rewardin’ work/ to get to
work with best brains of
 the country etc)
22.Why u’ve hopped jobs?(I’d left 2 jobs within an yr)
If this’s the case 4 u also don’t lie or blame ur employer,tell the
truth like u r not satisfied with
the scope/money/growth.If they point out any mistake n’ u think that’s
genuine acknowledge ur
fault.That creates huge impression.
23.Do u think we shouldn’t bother abt this job hopping?
My answer was that if you think that my reasons for leavin’ were
legitimate n’ anybody else in
my place would have taken the same decision u should not bother abt
24.Do u think job hoppin’ is good.
Ans should always be NO, give reasons.

26.How do u describe urself in one objective
27.Will u work in a team or individually?Which do u prefer?Why?
28.U r promoted as a Proj leader, How will u approach the Project?
29.How do u deal with international clients?
30.Will u work anywhere in INDIA? Abroad?
---à You are given with two identical iron bars. one of them is
magnetized and the other is not.
 u are suppose to find which one is magnetized. u are not suppose to use
any other thing.

ans: first time i told that i will suspend the bars freely. but then
they told me that i am not
suppose to use any external help. i took some time and then realized
that a magnetic bar in the
middle repels towards the end . i told that place one of the bars
horizontal & then move the other
 one perpendicularly to it . if it repels towards any of ends then the
horizontal one is magnetized
if it attracts then is not

1. U r a land scape designer and your boss asked u to desing a
landscape such that you should place 4 trees equidistance from each
(Distance from each tree to the other must be same)
I couldnt answer there but after coming out of the interview room, I
could get the answer. It is u should place them in the shape of
triangular pyramid.

2. The second   ques was like this. in a race u drove 1st lap with
40kmph and in   the second lap at what speep u must drive so that ur
speed must be   80kmph.
Sorry guys, i   dont know this but I know ans is not simple avg.

Some other interview ques:
Q. you have to draw 3 concentric circles with a line passing thru
their center without lifting hand.
A. Its simple. just start the line complete one circle move
inside circles along the line and then draw second circle. like wise

Q. You entered a room. You have only watch with you. When u entered the
room a bulb is touching your head. You must find the height of the
A. drop it from the room and find the time at which it strikes the
floor. using formula
physics formula s = (at^2)/2

Q. A rectanglar paper is there. At a corner a rectangular size paper
is taken from it. now you have to cut the remaining paper into two equal
A. Its easy guys. just try it on the paper. You must fold the part
which has complete paper and select half of it and then fold the part
cut and select half of it and then cut along the foldings.

8)Then they asked me three puzzles
a)How to differentiate betwn a magnet n’ magnetic material usin’
b) Value of (x-a)(x-b)………..(x-z) ANS 0 as there’s X-X term
c) another puzzle that I don’t remember.
9)U want to ask anythin’
here always ask abt the company/trainin’ probation period/latest
projects/compensation etc.

Here is some QUESTIONS which are generally asked in the HR

1. You are given two candles of equal size , which can burn 1 hour
each. You
have to measure 90 minutes with these candles.( There is no scale or
clock).Also u r given a lighter.
2. Try the similar problem to measure 45 minutes.
3. You r given a thermometer . What can u do by this without measuring
4. How it is possible to place four points which are equidistance from
5. You are given a cake ,one of it’s corner is broken. How will u cut
rest into two equal parts?
6. How will you recognize the magnet & magnetic material & non
material ?
7. If one tyre of a car suddenly gets stolen....and after sometime u
find the tyre without
 the screws how will u make ur journey complete ?
8. How can u measure a room height using a thermometer ?
9. What is the height of room if after entering the room with a watch ur
head strikes a hanging bulb ?
10. Color of bear....if it falls from 1m height in 1s.


1. First light-up the two ends of the 1st candle .When it will burn out
light up one end of the second candle. (30+60=90)
2. First light-up the two ends of the 1st candle and one end of the 2nd
candle .When the 1st candle will burn out ,then light up the both ends
the 2nd candle
3. I don’t know the exact answer.
4. Pyramid .
5. Slice the cake.
6. Hints. Drag one piece of material over another . There is no
attractive force in the middle portion of the magnet.
7. open 3 screws, 1 from each tyre and fix the tyre.
8. Don't know....Just tell that a height of a Mountain can b determined
since temp falls with guy told that "I will take a thermometer with the
room's height"...both laughed
...he was selected....b cool even if u don't know the answers.
9. Calculate the time period by SHM of the handing bulb. Put it in the
formula T=2pie(L/G)^1/2
Add the L with ur height
10. We get 'g' perfect 10 which is only in poles...hence polar
bear...color White

Give ur best for Infy....I know all Hard workers will surely get it...
->In a box there are three black and two blue caps.Three man A,B,C came
and takes out one
 cap each . · A can't see his own cap but can see what B and C are
wearing. · B can't see his
 own cap but can see what C is wearing · C can't see any body's cap When
A is asked about his
 cap he answered "no he can't". B Also replied the same but C answered
yes and got the answer
 right. So tell what color of cap C is wearing? (Ans-black)
Placement paper

Date of test: 20/10/2004
Type: Open campus for final yr students
Venue: University Institute of Technology, BU, Bhopal.

Q1. In a skating competition at lunch break, Samantha beats Jim; Dennis was beaten by Jack and Lousie in
that order; Jim never comes first; Jim beats Jack.
Tell who came first?

Q2. Today is Friday, and I have to meet Sally. She said “meet me two days after the day before the day after
tomorrow” Which day did Sally implied?

Q3. When a boy goes to his school from his home, at 1/3rd distance from home he reaches to a machine and
tractor station, and at ¾ th distance he reaches to a railroad station. At machine and tractor station clock he
sees 7:30 and at railroad station clock he sees 7:35.
At what time he leaves his house and what time reaches his school?

Q4. In a jewels shop there are two display cases: Left and Right one. Each case can have 3 out of 7 gems
___amethyst, diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire, opal and garnet for display. The following conditions were
         (i) Amethyst must be included and displayed in left side window.
         (ii) Diamond must be included and displayed in right side window.
         (iii) Ruby can neither be displayed in same window with diamond nor can be with Garnet.
         (iv) Emerald and Sapphire must be included and should be displayed in the same display window
Answer following questions
                  1. Which three gems could be displayed in left display case? a,b,c,d,e
                  2. Which three gems could be displayed in left display case? a,b,c,d,e
                  3. If sapphire is in left case which of the following is possible for right case? A, b, c, d,
                  4. If sapphire is in right case which of the following is possible for left case? A, b, c, d,
Here options were given but I can’t recall them.

Q5. I lived 1/6th of my age as a boy in the country said the boss “1/12th of my age was spent in liquor
business, 1/7th and 5 yrs in politics and matrimony till the time my son jimmy was born.” My son jimmy
received his alderman 4 yrs ago when he was ½ of my present age. What is my present age?

Q6. Some man and woman gathered for a party. In the party each man danced with 3 ladies and each lady
danced with 3 men. Also each 2 men had 2 common partners how many people was present in the party?
Q7. All six faces of a large cube is colored in red color. This cube was divided by 6 lines in 27 small cubes.
Tell the no. of cubes with
          (a) 3 side colored
          (b) 2 side colored
          (c) 1 side colored
         (d) No side colored

Q8. “ We had a race to home” cried Jack to his mother. His mother asked, “Who won” Jack said, “the 28
steps Anne took was equal to the 24 steps Doug took which was equivalent to 21 steps of mine. I took 6
steps Doug took 7 steps and anne took 8 steps”
So tell who won the race?

Q9. In a Merry go round mary said “ there are 1/3rd of kids ahead me which when added to 3/4th kids behind
me gives the no. of kids in the merry go round” how many kids were there?

Q10. There are three participants to a race- A, B, C. one of them belongs to the tribe of sonorean- who
always tell truth, nonorean- Who always tell false, and midnorean who tells truth and false alternatively but
not in that order. They made following statements
Tell who belonged to which tribe?
A: 1. C crowded me at the turn of road so I couldn’t get 1st.
   2. C always speaks truth
B: 1. A won the race
   2. C is not a nonorean.
C: 1. I didn’t crowded at the turn of road, which caused A not to be 1st.
   2. B won the race.
The statements were something like these but I can’t recall them all

yes...I got selected in CTS .
I attended the interview on 8th of October and got the "Congratulations" mail
yesterday from the HR.
Some of the questions they asked me in the Tech.interview are:

1. What is Inline function? Why is it used.

2. What are Pre-processor directives.
3. Synomym, Correlated subquery, Trigger

4. Basic OS concepts like Thrashing, Monitor, Page fault etc...
5. Question on ASP objects, components and their scope.

6. Questions on my project.(A client/server application using ASP/SQL Server.

Then, there were some HR question too.

a. Why did you choose CTS?

b. What do you expect from Cognizant.

hello frnds..
        this is the infosys test paper which was conducted on 14th
october in JIIT,Noida...


1)there r some bees in a garden..1/5th of them went to a particular
flower,1/3rd went to another flower,3 times the difference of the
above two went to third flower..n one was remaining n it was roaming many bees were there? (3 marks)


2)Jim n Harry have the same number of marbles when they start
playing..n then afterwards...Jim gains 20 marbles and later he loses
2/3rds of what he Harry has 4 times as many marbles as Jim
has..What r the initial number of marbles that each of them had?

Ans:100 each

3)F,G,H,J,K r some juniors and P,Q,R,S are some seniors...n there r
3 communities Cultural,Recreation n Ethics..n each contained 3
members each..n each one was a member of only one committee..

i)F,Q are in Cultural committee.
ii)P is in recreation committee.
iii)J wont be in a committee where H or Q are there.
iv)G will be in recreation committe if S also works in recreation
v)there will be atleast one senior in each committee.
vi)R wont be in a committee if S is there.
(8 marks)

in this 4 parts were there

they gave some conditions and asked to choose from the options..dont
remember exactly..

4)there was a community in which there were 1000 couples.In that
2/3rd of men who r taller r also heavier n 3/4th of the men who r
heavier r also taller n there were 120 women who were both heavier n
taller than men.So how many men r both taller n heavier than men?
(3 marks)


5)A man drives with constant speed..n he   after some time he sees a
milestone with 2-digits..then he travels   for an hr n sees the same 2
digits in reverse order..n then after an   hr he sees that the
milestone has the same 2 digits with a 0   between whats the
man speed?


6)There were 2 systems A n B.14 degrees in A is equivalent to 36 in
system B.and 133 in A is equivalent to 87 in what is the
temperature where they both r equal?
(4 marks)

Ans:51.25 (conversion A=(7/3)B-70)

7)  X Y Z             X Y Z
      A B +             A B -
------------       -------------
  C D E F             B G A

find X,Y,Z,G

8)A women buys some shoestrips n then 4 times of that she buys
packet pins n then 8 times of shoestrips she buys handkerchiefs..n
she has a bill of Rs3.24..n she pays for each article as many paise
as there r articles(of tht particular item).Now whats the number of
(3 marks)


9)Ms.Anitha got her salary n she spent half of it in shopping n gave
1RS to a beggar.After that 1/2 of the remaining money she spends in
a hotel n she gives Rs.2/- as a tip to waiter.n then 1/2 of the
remaining she spends again n she gives 3 RS as charity..n after that
finally she is left with Rs 1/- when she comes out.Whats the actual
money she had?

Rs 42/- (3 marks)

10)there r 2 of them lies on Monday,wednesday n friday
n tell truth on every other day.the other will lie on
Tuesday,thursday n saturday.n always tells truth on other days..n
both of them tell the truth on sundays..
then which of the following can be deduced?
i)If its a sunday both will say so
ii)if one of then says a correct day then other will lie everything.
(dont remember the third one)
(6 marks)


thats it..n in the english test
a passage is given n we've to answer the questions
find out the errors in sentences
find out the correct verb tht best suits
some questions on articles
etc..r given....

n out of 500+ students who wrote the test around 147 were selected
for intws..n then around 110 were finally selected...

ok..frnds ALL THE BEST..for all of u...
hello chetana maam..
        plzz approve this ..i'm posting the written test paper of infy that was conducted today(oct
14th) in JIIT,Noida...

there were 10 puzzles...each of different weightage..

1)there r some bees in a garden..1/5th of them went to a particular
flower,1/3rd went to another flower,3 times the difference of the above
two went to third flower..n one was remaining n it was roaming many bees were there? (3 marks)

2)Jim n Harry have the same number of marbles when they start
playing..n then afterwards...Jim gains 20 marbles and later he loses
2/3rds of what he Harry has 4 times as many marbles as Jim
has..What r the initial number of marbles that each of them had?

Ans:100 each

3)F,G,H,J,K r some juniors and P,Q,R,S are some seniors...n there r 3
communities Cultural,Recreation n Ethics..n each contained 3 members
each..n each one was a member of only one committee..
i)F,Q are in Cultural committee.
ii)P is in recreation committee.
iii)J wont be in a committee where H or Q are there.
iv)G will be in recreation committe if S also works in recreation
v)there will be atleast one senior in each committee.
vi)R wont be in a committee if S is there.
(8 marks)
in this 4 parts were there
they gave some conditions and asked to choose from the options..this
wasnt so tough..u'll get it right if u work patiently.

4)there was a community in which there were 1000 couples.In that 2/3rd
of men who r taller r also heavier n 3/4th of the men who r heavier r
also taller n there were 120 women who were both heavier n taller than
men.So how many men r both taller n heavier than men?
(3 marks)
5)A man drives with constant speed..n he after some time he sees a
milestone with 2-digits..then he travels for an hr n sees the same 2
digits in reverse order..n then after an hr he sees that the milestone
has the same 2 digits with a 0 between whats the man speed?


6)There were 2 systems A n B.14 degrees in A is equivalent to 36 in
system B.and 133 in A is equivalent to 87 in what is the
temperature where they both r equal?
(4 marks)

Ans:51.25 (conversion A=(7/3)B-70)

7) X Y Z          XYZ
     AB+          AB-
------------ -------------
  CDEF            BGA
find X,Y,Z,G

8)A women buys some shoestrips n then 4 times of that she buys packet
pins n then 8 times of shoestrips she buys handkerchiefs..n she has a
bill of Rs3.24..n she pays for each article as many paise as there r
articles(of tht particular item).Now whats the number of handkerchiefs?
(3 marks)


9)Ms.Anitha got her salary n she spent half of it in shopping n gave
1RS to a beggar.After that 1/2 of the remaining money she spends in a
hotel n she gives Rs.2/- as a tip to waiter.n then 1/2 of the remaining
she spends again n she gives 3 RS as charity..n after that finally she
is left with Rs 1/- when she comes out.Whats the actual money she had?

Ans: Rs 42/- (3 marks)

10)there r 2 of them lies on Monday,wednesday n friday n
tell truth on every other day.the other will lie on Tuesday,thursday n
saturday.n always tells truth on other days..n both of them tell the
truth on sundays..
then which of the following can be deduced?
i)If its a sunday both will say so
ii)if one of then says a correct day then other will lie everything.
(dont remember the third one)
(6 marks)

ok friends hope this helps..u in our campus there were around 500+ students who gave the
test..out of which 105 from our college(JIIT)..out of them 48 were selected for intw n 41 finally got dont panic if u perform well they'll take may be all of u..
n i exactly donno how many got selectd from other colleges who came to our college...
bye then
hello guys
i've been a member of this group for the past 3months.i got job in infosys.i wrote the test on 3rd
oct in hyd and attended the interview on 4th many of my friendz posted the paper
earlier...i'lll not b discussing that.basically as u all know the test consists of 10 puzzels..of differnt
marks..never leave any 8 marks and 3marks unanswered.its better if u do the calculatuions in the
rough sheet.
    i have done 9 puzzels and im very confident of 8.may b i missed of my friend also
attempted all the 8 marks correct but she didnt get two 3 mark questions correct.she was not dont leave 8 marks and 3 marks.
                about the prep....its all common....but i ahvent done all those books.i jus did
shakuntala devi(book 2)more puzzels and allmost all the previous questions papers.
  by doin the previous question papers u'll not only have the idea of questions but also the difficulty
   i suppose around 2000(im not sure) ppl attended for the test out of which only 58 ppl where
short listed.
         v had interview on the nxt day.its an hr interview.ONE MORE IMPORTANT thing.u'll b
asked to fill up an application form iin the contains ...ur achievements....marks
obtined...etcwat ever u fill ...shud b perfect in thatur interview starta from the achievements u
mention.slowly it goes to ur project report.the questions depend upon how u answer.
 the basic general thing is that they want u to speak for one min continuesouly.they might ask u to
speak on ur fav topic or else they might give u a topic and then aask u to comment on that.
question asked:
1.y infosys...y not other companies(like tcs,wipro)
2.ur contribution to infy
3.they'lla sak u about ur achievements that are mentioned in the application
4.hobbies-shud explain them
5.about ur academic graph
6.about ur family

actually it went on....never lose confidence...answer everything very confidentally...if u donno
some thing then accept that ..dont even try to bluff it mainly depends on how u the last
they gave 4 puzzels....1.arrange 4 balls at equi distant on plane surface
           2.u entered a hall of some ht.right above ur head is a bulb hanging from the
roof.and u need to find out the height of the wall.
           3.make 100 out of 7 threes
            4.u are moving in a car...suddenly it got punchured...u removed the
trye....suddenly the tyre and the bolts fell into a river...and u cant get them back..wat will u

after the interview they asked mee if i have any quries
1.i asked them bout the platform on which i'll b workin if got selected...coz i'll ahve a brush up with
the basics so that i can cops up with the training period(therez process of alloting the platform
itseems) aim is to do MBA .is there any possibility of doin mba after joining in infy.
3.when can i expect my result(they said within one month)
             and finally i asked to acknowledge my interview...i mean i asked them for any
suggestion as this is my first hr interview.they said that they are not supose to reveal
anything..and said if u get selected then it is assumed that u are perfectly alright and if u dont get
selected then therez some problem.
  thats it...the interview was for 25 min.
one more important thing.."never lose hopes ifnot selected for a job....think as if a better one is
waiting for u"
  about chetana groups...its a wonderful group....u can gewt any info at the corner of any
city .it gives job news...tells bout ppl ,their tough times in getting a job...the methodology
of papers,interviews..hoe to get best out of walkins..many members give their reference
numbers...i thank once again all the memebers of this group and the creator of this group.

i actaully tried hard to get a job..i'll list down my attempts

1.polaris--didnt attend as i was having a stupid telephonuic round in GE call center.(that was
definitely my foolish ness)
2.cts--didnt attend the test as the center was in chennai.
3.GE tech..begumpet center....this was completely my bad luck..therez a long story behind this.
4.tcs-i was very confident of getting thru the test but i didnt know that there was an upper limit
cutoff same as tcs -he jus rejected my resume jus seening my resume...the problem is with my low 10th %
7.virtusa-along with many of my friendz i applied..all wwere called and i didnt get a call.
(not to mention)my academics are good enough than others...even then i was not called.
8.some sis company...didnt get thru test make thru the test
these are jus some good companies i have attempted but there are a lot more local
companes....and submitted 100's of resumes in the hitech city.

never ever lose hope.the best is waiting for u
all the best
i hope this mail will definitely help u

any guys or gals from hyd who got the offer letter plz contact mee at
2K1KCKQVWuFPgIQ8m5V3TMkbZ5MU&FormName=mail_to_individual&email=yugandhar_304 or call mee to 9885076900
Hi Friends,

I have been pining to write this mail since last i have got the oppurtunity!

I am a 2003 batch passout and was jobless till now. After a full year of a bitter struggle, i've finally
made it to Infosys.
I appeared for the written test on August 8th, in Chennai with a lot of
juniors and appeared for the interview on 9th in Infosys office in Chennai.i got the official mail
informing me on 20th August and have to join Infosys,Bangalore for training on the 18th of

I am writing this to 2003 batch students especially and also for 2004
batch engineers. however long it may take you to reach your goal, keep
trying , never ever miss any oppurtunity, have confidence in yourself.
and put at least 2 days preparation before every test.Dont be overconfident.BEcoz that is the sole
reason why i couldn't make it till now.i appeared every test without even opening the aptitude
book, thinking that my intelligence would carry me through.But, i was proved wrong time and
again and learned my lesson the hard way.please , solve the previous question papers of all
companies available in Chetana group.We all have a wonderful resource in Chetana to tide over
the very crucial battle of getting into a good comapany and it would be sheer foolishness not to
use it to our advantage.Let me list my failures, so that other Chetanaites who are searching for a
job do not lose heart and come to believe that failure is but, emporary...success is always waiting
for U ..only the time it takes to reach there is different for different people.

My job search started in September,2003 when our last semester was
coming to an end.

September,2003 - Satyam(Bhubaneshwar)-Wrote all answers in question paper and left the
answer sheet blank.(for which i should have
got 'The Idioit of the year' award !!)

September,2003- Jataayu(Berhampur)- Failed in written test.

October,2003 - Sat at home

November,2003- CTS(Chennai) Failed in written test.

December,2003- Wipro -Didn't appear test fearing failure.

January,2004- joined an engineering college as junior lecturer.

February,2004 - TCS(Chennai)- Cleared written.flunkled in psychometric test.

March,April,May,2004 - Busy in lecturer job.

June,2004- Quit my job.

June ,2004 - Wipro- Cleared written.flunked in technical interview.

July,2004 - Got thru a call center , but didn't join.

August,2004 - Infosys-At last cleared both written test and interview.

So,friends this long list of failures should give you hope that theres always light at the end of the
tunnel.Just keep trying to get there.

This was the last door to a S/W job for me, I knew if i failed in this , my future would be doomed
forever.In fact, i had no confidence in myself and was in tears before the test,But, my parents had
more confidence in me than i had in myself.In fact, the very thought that i would again dash all
their dreams brought tears to my eyes.But, now that i 've got thru i am sure its becoz of my
parents good wishes, prayers and their confidence in me that God has finally been kind to me.

7-8 questions were either from Shakuntala Devi's puzzle books or the past question papers.So,
folks just dont forget to do that.For infosys, u dont need R.S.Aggarwal, i think.
Only solving puzzles and a bit of logical reasoning should get u thru.But, then again if u dont want
to take any chances, go thru the aptitude as well coz overconfidence is a great killer.but, do solve
ALL(ALL(all)) the puzzles from Shakuntala DEvi's PUZZLES TO PUZZLE U.
it might prove crucial and make all the difference between a hit and a miss.

I was confident about 7 questions which i had done, the cut off must be 6 or 7 out of
10. u have to solve 10 questions in 1 hr.the time is more than enuf. so, folks even in the exam hall
, dont accept defeat if the questions are unfamiliar and give it your best shot.

after, the puzzle test there is a test of English for 1/2 an hour.Very basic stuff.About Std-6
standard.just reading comprehension, correct form of tenses,analogies,etc.its damn easy and
nothing that u need to prepare for.


this was the coolest interview i ever attended in my entire life.
my interviewers were 2 gentlemen who asked everything very fact, i felt as if the
interview was over before i could say lasted only for 20 mins.They even cracked a joke
at the end and were laughing uproariously at that.
I must thank my lucky stars and god coz i got really , really sweet and good interviewers. they
didn't even ask a single puzzle from me . in fact , that was the reason why i was very frightened
that perhaps they had not found me eligible enough...but thank god, they selected me.

The questions they asked were :

1. Give a demo of how u take a class (since i was a lecturer )

2. tell us about your academic life .

3.What were u doing the past one year(as i am a 2003 batch pass out)

4. Tell us 2 sentences that u like of your own writing and of someone else's writing.(i had      written
my hobby as writing; they always ask u couple of questions about ur hobby)

5.Will u be willing to work as trainer here at Infosys?

6. Will u work with us even if we pay u as much as they paid u in your lecturer job ?

7. Are u willing to be posted anywhere,i.e,even in north ?

I hope all this will give sufficient info to all job seekers about the infy selection procedure as well
as be a boost to them.

All of u have it in u !! Do not lose heart and keep on trying !!
there is a job for each one of u in an MNC , earmarked JUST FOR U and waiting for u ...waitng to
be claimed by , what are you waiting for guys !! Just go and get it !!!


I am Naresh. Its time that i tell u people my experience... i felt
better by reading others experience when i was looking for a job,
hope mine too makes some difference in some ppl ....

i am a B.E computer science graduate... My fear of my future started
when i first calculated my overall percentage in my B.E.
in the end of my third year... First to tell u abt myself, i can
understand things easily and reproduce in my own sentences, i lack
the ability to reproduce it as it is in the book.. and i also lack
good memory of remembering the sequence of subtitles in a topic.. i
cannot remember anything if i try to mug up things, so i never do add to that i got a bad handwriting which i developed due
to lack of attention in my childhood, its now out of my control to
try to change my Handwriting...
My aggregate was 65%, over all.. i knew that its going to be
difficult for me to make it to 70% which most of the companies now a
days ask for ... i did my best in my sixth semester and got 79% in
that sem.. it boosted my aggregate a bit. As u people are aware that
we have a project in final Yr. i along with 2 of my friends did a
project in HCL peripherals, i took up a course in NIIT Nungambakkam
for .Net to make an alternative path, if i did not make my aggregate
to 70%.. my friends took care of the project and i was concentrating
my studies in NIIT. one of my classmates in NIIT subscriber me to
Chetana Group , I felt better reading stories of ppl telling how
long they have to wait and how hard they have to try to get a job,
So i began to prepare myself mentally. i started to apply to
companies from Jan 2004, even before i wrote my 8 sem exams.
i forgot to tell u people that i entered my college in management
quota, this adds up to the burden, i have to get a job and start
supporting my family, bcoz my mom and dad has spent most of the
money on my studies and its my time to support my brothers studies,
he is in 12 std. i have just a year before i earn some money for his
admission in the college.
i wrote my 8 sem exams and i knew very well that i will not touch
70% aggregate, I continued my studies in NIIT for .NET after the
break i took to write my university exams, i got some offers in .Net
initially which was to work without salary and then the company
might take me in or may not.

the mental stress and the burden i was experiencing made things more
difficult, for me to attend the interviews in .Net where i was asked
to work without salary or for 3000/month.. i spent around 50,000 for
my .Net studies alone, i was run down... and my dad was always there
to help me out, he was assuring me that with one years experience
you can get in to an MNC.
I sometimes get angry with companies recruiting ppl from other
departments like ECE or other streams just bcoz they passed an
aptitude test. then i understood the concept that the companies
follow, if someone is able to solve a problem with some set of basic
principles that was taught to them, they will be able to do the same
with computer languages. Its the similar kind of principles taught
in a computer language and the problem is the customers requirements.

once i finished my NIIT course i wrote my certification exams SQL
Server 2000 and ASP.Net, i was preparing for my next exam and was
planning to leave to bangalore on 5 of August(first friday) to give
me a days time to settle in bangalore, as i guessed that there might
be some walk-ins in the first weekend of the month, as it was on the
previous month.

At times i used to sit and just keep thinking... abt my future... i
felt it was dark and lead nowhere... But my dad was always there and
supported me. i used to go to temple and just sit there and think in
silence... the decision that i take there stays and i 've found it
to be appropriate always!!!

i was planning to book my tickets tomorrow and when i was checking
mails in the evening i got a letter to write my test... i was
waiting for seven months almost from Jan. to get a written test from
an MNC. my plans changed and i dropped all my current .Net stuff and
started to study Shakuntila devi and R.S.Agarwal. i saw a mail in
Chetana group from Abhijit, his mail was of gr8 use, if i had not
seen his mail i would not have touched george summers.. i am
greatful to him for taking pain to write the mail so detailed to
give us important problems and tips...
i still remember the contents main points... "Never start off with
question papers" and "be cool during the exam" which helped me a lot.

i wrote my exam on 8 Aug. i wrote 6 problems and was selected. in
the interview i was asked technically abt the COM and DCOM which i
don't know, i knew only .Net, but i was able to answer other
technical questions in SQL Server, I solved the puzzle that was
given to me. I was intimated on 20 August that i was selected.

Try to have an alternative path... that helps U a lot and makes u
feel better... Don't waste time.. go to some centers like NIIT and
try to teach.. it will help U refresh what U have learnt and also
keep U busy, and not to experience what I have... Remember U cannot
use it as an experience teaching in NIIT...

You can try for a job in small companies which need people in some
specific field.. say .Net or Oracle ... U can learn these side by
side .. when U r working temporarily in NIIT..

If U r able to find a job in some small company as a programmer..
then it is really gr8.. U r still a fresher till the other batch
comes out... Once it is out... U r NOT a fresher... If U r able to
find a job before that.... (i Know U will) Just in case... always go
for the worst case..

U will fell better when U r not in the worst case and more
important... U will be ready to face it in a better manner, when U R
in the worst case, that really matters... So go for the worst case
and be prepared for the worst...

Hope i did not bore U with my long narration..

c Ya
Naresh K

Hello frnds
i didnt take the test for TCS but i took a test of "Mastek" there was
also the same thing ..first Aptitude test then Group Discussion.then
the test consisted of the
1. Question (10) of Venn which they gave a
very simple example but the   Question they asked were not as they give some groups of things and ask to suggest the
diagram of it
2.    Some Question(10) related to Graph we need to
calculate value b/w the years given in the graph
3. Some(5-7) Question were related to Ratio.
4. Some were related to % calculations
5. Some were related to they had given
some statements and they asked the proper meaning of it among several
option provided

paper was easy but needed more they given One
R.S.Agrawal can be good for them.
i wish all of u All the best................i m also a
struggler..............i got something so i shared.
be happy and positive
cheer up
yr frnd

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Please approve it.....this is urgent......

Dear friends,
      Congratulation to all of u who have short-listed for TCS in
KOLKATA, MUMBAI, COIMBATORE, VELLORE. This is the result of your hard
work and talent. But friend there is also some contribution of
helpful members of this group is present behind your success. But
just two or three candidates have sent their experience. Though this
is your time for enjoy, don't forget about those candidates who till
now struggle for get a start in their career. So please friends send
all the questions which u can remember which u have faced on 18th,
19th or 20th February 2005.
      Hope, all of u will successfully overcome the remaining
stages of selection and got the call letter. And please send recent
TCS papers in no time.

                                             Your well-


"Happiness increases and sorrow decreases when you share it."

Hi friends,

I am very happy to inform you that I have been placed in infosys..

Its not tat difficult to crack infy test,if u work hard.. if u r cleared
the first round , then u r selected in infy. Second round interview s
just an eye wash. They look at only ur communications skills

 I would advice u for the following:

1. Puzzels to puzzel you by Sahkuntala Devi
2. More Puzzels to puzzel you by Sahkuntala Devi
3. GRE Analytical questions from Barrons (Give stress on the ones having
some text followed by 4-10 questions)
4. George Summers.

Start 1&3; together and in any case finish them throughly.
Then 2&4.;

  Start with easy questions and do as many questions correctly as you can
remember this is a competition. There is no negative marking. No marks
for wrong answers.

Hunt for questions that u are confident that u can solve in the not just jump on questions having more marks and also do no
unduly refrain from attempting them. All i mean is that first do what
you r
sure about and then enter the unknown territory.

  I ll help u since I know how much difficult to get a job..

 wish u all the best n thanking u chetana mam..



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  Hi ALL,

Many ppl have asked me abt INFOSYS TEST & INTERVIEW.... but i can't
reply to each one separately... so plz read the following mail for

For INFOSYS TEST, practise puzzles from books by George Summers,
Shakuntala Devi And Ravi Narula. There r two different books by
Shakuntala Devi.

U need not solve all puzzles just some selective ones..... if u r not
able to select.. take a look on Infy's previous papers.....

In the beginning, if u r not able to solve the puzzles.. look back for
answers...... then, u'll understand how to approach a puzzle.... when u
develop an approach to solve the puzzles... move to Infy's previous
papers...... practice the papers with a time limit..... i.e. solve each
paper within the given time which is 1 hour.... time-bound preparation
will really help u to manage time during the exam.....

But if u have lesser time to prepare....... straightaway start off with
Infy papers..... also do time-bound practices....

The test also has an English section of half an hour...... the english
section is very easy.... need not prepare if u have a normal standard of
English..... but if u r very weak u need to prepare.... it mainly chks
ur grammatical skills.... filling prepositions, correct form of verb,
knowledge of tenses, finding the correct sentence out of two similar
sentences, finding the correct sentence out of three or four given
sentences (which may not be similar),..... etc.

The aptitude (puzzles) test has questions varying from 9 to 11 questions
in each paper. Usually, it has 10 questions in 1 hour. The English test
has 45 questions in 1/2 hour.


Basically what they look for in Infosys interview is ur confidence, ur
communication skills, ur presentability, ur presence of mind, and ur
approach in solving puzzles.... they also look for team management
skills... i.e. how wud u cope with a problem in a team, how wud u react
to a particular crisis or unhappy result in the team, how wud u behave
in a team..... etc...

For me.... first they asked me to speak abt myself.... which usually
includes..... where ur parents r working.... from where u did ur
schooling.. college... ur strengths, weaknesses and hobbies.. etc....

Then they asked me three puzzles.....

1) There are three friends staying in three rooms in a hotel.. they
don't wish to share their ages among themselves... how wud u calculate
the average of their ages??

Ans: They'll not share among themselves.... but u can ask their ages n
calculate the average !!

2) How wud u plant four trees at equidistance??

Ans: They never asked u to place all four in one plane !!!!
Plant three trees at the vertices of an equilateral triangle.... then
place the fourth one at a equi-distance from all three above that
plane..... i.e. at the top of the pyramid.....

3) There is a cubical room... a spider is sitting at one of the corners
of the room..... the spider has to move to the corner which is
diagonally opposite to this corner?? Find out the path he shud take up
so that he has to move the least distance to reach the diagonally
opposite corner.

Ans: U'll find it in Ravi Narula or Shankuntala Devi's puzzle book along
with the figure.....
One possible answer is:
The spider will move diagonally across the first wall and then move
along the side of the second wall or vice-versa.

After this they asked me abt my final yr project.... they were not
interested in what work i did but in team management..... they asked me
whether i worked in a team?? I had.... so they asked me to give
instances of flops and successes in the team work.... they asked to give
reasons why we failed or succeeded??
Don't blame ur team members for ur failures or praise urself for
successes.... this is not the attitude of a good team member....
Lastly, they asked me if i have any questions.... Bas... that's all !!!

Be confident & attentive..... all the best..... take care.....

With regards,

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