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									Test Location : Trident Academy
Posted By : Kunal Anand

Hi friends....myself KUNAL from Jagannath Institute for technology & management,
paralakhemundi. Now i m in 6th i m going to tell about my experience about that
placement drive. this was my second company bcoz i was not eligible for INFOSYS due to some
new conditions. I was very shocked due to this and frankly speaking i had not a good preparation for
this drive. I decided not 2 attend the drive but my girlfriend and my elder sister forced me to attend
the drive. Around 1300+ candidate attended the drive.
There were 3 rounds..
1. Written test
2. Group discussion
3. Personal Interview

Written test:
It was consist of three sections.
1. Aptitude(30 quest)
2. Reasoning(30 quest)
3. English(30 quest)
Aptitude section was a little bit tough. I didn't prepared well for this section but anyhow i managed to
do this portion. My suggestion is to refer R.S.AGGARWAL for this section. It is just more than
enough...but u need to be conscious towards time management as there was sectional and overall

Reasoning was the portion which was positive point 4 me as i prepared it in a nice manner for
R.S.AGGARWAL....Try to complete this portion in short while of time bcoz all the question will be

English eas in between the two...not so easy..not so hard...4 synonyms were there which were as usual
tough. Then two passages were der...which u should do in the last coz it is an easy part.. Regarding
english i will say that if u have a good background of english then it will be a plus point for u...

Around 5:30 p.m. results for the written test were declared. Around 550+ cleared the written test and i
was one of them.

Group Discussion:
After the results of written test 47 batches for GD were formed...In each batch 12 students were
present..I was in batch no:31...Aroound 7p.m. we were called for the GD...we suggested the topic LIVE
IN RELATIONSHIP....but the HR changed the topic by LOVE MARRIAGE Vs. ARRANGED
So..u be prepared with 2-3 topic of your own...our discussion went in a nice manner...and finalle i
emerged as the leader...that was a positive sign for friends..for GD keep u need to be a good
communicator..u need to keep your points in a clear manner with in a short while of time..
Around 9:30p.m. results were declared...selection was very tough as they were selecting maximum 4
from a group...from our group 4 were selected and again i made it..
After results documents verification were done and we were said to report at 8;00 a.m. sharp by next

we were knowing that PI will be held but they changed the programme and they converted PI into
Group interview...In my group 12 members were der..
Around 9:30 a.m. we were called for the was a HR interview only...general HR questio
wer easked from us....when my turn came i thought that if i could represent myself in a nice manner for
10 minutesmy life will be changed....
HR: From where u are?
Me: told..
HR: About family background.
Me: told
HR: are you willing to work anywhere?
ME: told..
HR:what is your position in your class?
Hr: then questions from summer training.. if any(not technical)
Me: told about my training.
HR:then he asked some questions about hobbies...
Me:told in detail(be prepared for lot of questions from this part)
HR: do u know anyone in L&T?
Me: i told about my school senior who was working in L&T for 3 yrs.
HR: finally he said..if u have any questions>
Me:do u neet to go for some additional training to be fit in L&T?
HR: replied in a very nice manner...

Then we had to wait for almost 6 hrs. for the final result...result was cummulative..i.e written+ marks in name was called at 6th position....intially it was unbelievable that i did it...but this
was true that i was placed....after the final results..we were called to collect our offr letters...and it was
really nice to see your job in your hand....i was overjoyed after the results as i didn't thought that i
would get a job in 6th sem bcoz i lost my all hopes due to my yeargap...but it was the blessings of god
and of my parents....well wishes from my friends....motivation from my sasmita di...and above all
inspiration from my love due to which i was able to do it....

so friends...believe in yourself...don't loose your hopes...just do your job with honesty...definately u can
do it...

Wish u all the best.....see u at L&T INFOTECH....

Test Location : Tridant Academy,Bhubaneshwar
Posted By : Kumar Pallav
HI Frnds, I am Kumar Pallav . I am From Synergy Instt. of Engg. and Technology, Dhenkanal. We had
a placement drive of LnT infotech at Trident Academy(Bhuwaneshwar) .All Together there were 1360
student participating from all over Orissa. They had conducted the whole event in TWO parts AS
In exams We faced
1. Written exam(90 Question)
a. Aptitude (30 ques)
b. Resoning(30 ques)
c. English(30 ques)
2. Group Discussion
3. Personal Interview
1. Written(19 MARCH 2008)
This was having questions from following section
Time and Distance(3-5 ques)
Time and Work (2 ques)
Probability Boat and Streams(1 ques , Very easy
) Ex. A boat’s upstream speed is Xkmph , downstream speed Y kmph Determine its speed in still water?
Pie Chart(1 ques)
Ex. The avg age of 5 member 5 yrs ago was x yrs a new member was born. Now there avg age is Y yrs.
Find the age of the new born?
Simple Intrest
Sorry rest I don’t remember.
(Nb. Whereever I wrote X yrs or something like dat there were data dat I cud nt remember)
This was a tough section Tough all the Question were not difficult bt lot of them were Time taking. Any
waz the ques were from
Blood Relation
Puzzle Figure matching
There were irritating ques as Count the no of Straight line in the figure and triangle also(might not b
irritatin 4 u)
Coding Decoding
Synonyms(4 ques ,Tough)
Error finding in given parts of sentences(2 ques)
Analogy(3 ques, very easy)
Finding best way to represent d meaning of the d given statement.(2-3 ques)
One passage(very easy plz do it if u hav time,4-5 ques )
Rest I m not remebering but I must say if u understand basic english expect for some question(around
5-6) you can easily solve this section in 15 mins bt be careful somtime options r confusing.
After Written they selected 47 batches of 12 student each for GD. They were annoucing result setwise
tough they hav nt announced bt it was easily understood due to d way of annoncing First set C then Set
B then Set A. Mine was Set A so and They announced my name in group 41 It was d test of holdin ur
nerves as Theyannounced my name aroud 6pm as they were taking breaks in announcing results. I was
waitin 4 my turn of GD bt Around 8pm they said it will be conducted tommorow. At 19th We had 4th
My Topic was The new budget had some relaxation in terms of loans to farmers, is it a politically
motivated step 4 vote bank or its benefit will reach to the public.
(Confusing as how to relate farmers n general public)
This was not personal interview rather a group inteview . In my gpr there were 15 students. It is very
time taking it tuk around three n half hrs. The HR was a aged person asking only HR question bt
actually he was only checking ur resume n asking ques frm it n checking its authenticity and any data if
u missed to give.
He asked me: Pallav Kumar From where do u belong
I said n also dat my name is Kumar Pallav nt Pallav Kumar its surname 1st.
Asked abt Hav u done any technical courses
Ans(JAVA) Any other couses(Non Technical) Then
Any techinacal Participation: As Paper Presentation:
I said I hav given on Network Security and Hacking Technical
Any project: I said I hav delovped a game envronment in JAVA under my teacher nd a notepad sort of
sofware by myself.
Then Ur non Technical Participation:
I said abt My Participation.
Then Boooks U hav read:
I said I love short stories I don’t read novels tough I hav read DaVinci code by Dan Brown nd I read
any hacking stuffs frm net nd nd hav read Hacking truths by Ankit Fadia He asked very keenly ques abt
my unique ans nd was checkin wether I was nt tellin a lie.
I even said I hav my blogspot as where I post any problems of my
frnds as infected by virus, nd also some amazing tricks
He also argued to much over my Tabla degree.Askin hav u performed anywhere nd other intiment with
which r related to Tabla So b very careful wat u write in ur CV

At Last they annonced the results I was One of them nd U cant even imagine wat io felt iwas cryin out
of joys. It was my 5th company whre 4 big companies where there As INFY(NOT CLEARED
INTERVIEW) Finally It was LnT infotech…..which clicked 4 me n My three days of anxiety was
over.. Don’t b frustrated by failures tough it is tough 2 be calm n composed Hav faith in God n keep the
ur lucky things with u..At least they give confidance I was ony in 2 out of 150 who were for campus
frm my college(GOD BLESS U) At last I wud b telling its ur frnds who even keep pushing u n spclly I
wud Like 2 thnx Rajiv Ranjan Who was whole d time after GD n my T&P department 2….
Test Location : LT College Of Engineering, Navi Mumbai
Posted By : Supriyo Bose
Hi!This is my experience at the l&t infotech placement drive at LT college, navi Mumbai on MARCH
The day started off with the aptitude test. Aptitude test was very very easy.... maths was probably the
easiest section.
There are 3 sections- math, logical reasoning, English
English was a little tough. Maths & logic were too easy. Just study the following 2 books by R.S.
Agarwal- quantitative aptitude, verbal&non-verbal reasoning.
Don’t study all the topics. For topics refer to the post by Abdullah khan on freshersworld. I don’t
remember them.
I do remember some topics though- permutation&combination,probability,series(maths, verbal,non
verbal), time &distance, time & work, venn diagrams..... very easy.
After the apti was the seminar(ppt). Very well conducted seminar i must say. Very interactive session.
The lady expected eveyr1 to talk & interact. She even gave out pens as prizes to those who answered
questions asked during the seminar. I won TWO pens! Trust me if u can win a pen, it might just give u
some brownie points for the interview(if u go that far). I used the pen during my interview n the
interviewer was quite impressed.
After the ppt, they declared the results of the apti within 30 mins & told us to for the GD immediately.
I was in batch 4. There were 15 students-all boys.
The man conducting our GD 1st asked if any1 was nervous & why? Then he asked us if we wanted an
extempore or a GD. We decided 2 have a GD. He asked to suggest some topics. We did that. Then he
told us his own topic- "advertisement is a wasteful expenditure". And he told us to start a DEBATE!!!!
He formed the groups himself. I had to speak FOR the statement. That means i had to somehow prove
that advertisement is a waste of money even though i believed otherwise.
The debate went on for god knows how long( who keeps track of time). He then stopped us & asked to
talk individually on the topic for about a min. This time we could talk FOR or AGAINST.
Then he called out 2 names randomly( 1 from FOR & 1 from AGAINST ) and asked them to debate for
about 2-3 mins.
After all this it finally got over. He told us that he wasn’t very happy with the debate. But he still
shortlisted 7 people for the interview( 2 from FOR and 5 from AGAINST).
We were then asked to fill up forms. Now this is the most important part. Whatever u write in ur form,
all questions will be asked from that. So fill it up very very carefully. Try and fill up all columns if
possible. Of course, don’t lie about projects. Other than that, try not to leave anything empty.
At around 4 pm i was called in. I was 1 of the 1st ones to be called in. The interviewer was a lady. She
asked me to sit down.
This was a mistake i made. I had not filled up many columns in my form like achievements to date. My
extra curricular activities was almost empty as well. She asked me why it was so empty. I told her that
there was nothing else to fill up. She asked how come i don’t have any achievement to date. I made up
1 at that time and told her. She asked me write it. I wrote it with the pen i had won in the morning. She
asked me how i won it and i told her. She was very impressed especially when i told her that i had won
not 1 but 2 pens.
She then asked me questions on my academic qualifications, my career goals, why l&t should employ
me to which i replied that i will work my socks off for l&t and that they will always get a 100% from
me and also that i’m ready to learn.
She asked me if had ever been any sort of a leader at school level to which i replied no. Then she asked
if i had led at coll level to which i said yes(pct sem5- i was the leader). Then asked me how come i
never led a team at school level but i led one in college? To this i said that because i live in a hostel
these days, i’ve become more of an extrovert and my confidence to speak to people has increased. She
was quite impressed.
In the form i had mentioned that l&t has a perfect mixture of professionalism & fun at work. She asked
why fun at work is important? I told her that it is important to relax ur mind & not just work 24/7. Then
she gave me scenario where i’m a project manager & i have to work continuosly for several weeks
without a break. How would i cope with it? I told her that i can cope with it if its important work but
only to a certan extent. Then she asked me to what extent will i be able 2 cope with it? I told her that
till i have a mental breakdown i will cope with it. I wont let my professional life affect my personal life
in any way.
I don’t remember any more questions. But she was very cool n calm. So i wasn’t nervous at all. Just
talk confidently n u’ll get the job for sure.
In the end she asked me if i had any question for her. I asked if they had a separate batch for non
IT/COMPS students during training to which she replied no. Then she asked me for my marksheet
copies and asked me to go and wait outside.
I came out around 4.30 pm. The result was declared at 9 pm!!!!! But it was worth the wait in the end.
Best of luck to you guys! Hope to see u soon at l&t infotech.
Infonite Supriyo Bose, MGM college of engg & tech.

Test Location : Terna College of Engineering, Nerul
Posted By : Abdullah khan
Hi! Guys I am Abdullah Khan, currently in third year IT from Pillais Institute of Information Tech
(PIIT - New panvel). I was placed at L&T infotech on 3rd March 2008. The placement took place @
Terna College Of Eng. - Nerul. Only two colleges were Invited Pillais and Terna. I will attempt the best
possible way to provide you with all the information regarding the placement that took place few days
Some very Quick Stats:
Colleges Invited : 2
Approx Students : 350-400
Shortlisted : 71
After G.D : 36
Finally selected : 20
(Fret not on seeing the success ratio. Probability of you being selected will seem low.. but its just a
fact.. calm down and read on)
When ?
We were informed about the placement only on march 1 that it would happen at Terna on 3rd(and on
the very next day i.e 4th Mastek would come specially for us at our college) So PIIT students were in
Dilemma whether to appear for Mastek or L&T. According to me the correct decision would have been
to go for both... since students were not sure if L&t would be a single day event, many of them didnt
attend L&T drive.
How ?
We reached there @ 8.00 in the morning.. although we were told to come till 9.30 I suggest going a
little bit early would only help u calming down some nerves. Try to have a look at the college and get
acquainted to it.. so that you don't feel a loner there.. Trust me this helps....I did the same.
Description ?
It was believed that at present there would be a ppt presentation and then after the 1/2 hour routine
there would be an apti test but that wasnt the case.. due to some reason the l&T people were a bit late
(thats ok) so they decided to take the aptitude test first. After giving the test they told us to move to the
seminar hall where in they would give presentation about the company and by the time the presentation
would be over they would tell us our results. Sounds Interesting ?
Process ?
1) Aptitude Test
2) Group Discussion
3) HR/Tech. Int.
1) Aptitude Test
(Sectional Cutoffs this time and they strictly followed it this time around unlike last year) Guys don't
hit me on this, since i ve' forgotten many questions but will try my best to give you some.
This time around the aptitude test was difficult. Not many questions were repeated but it was still
1) Quanti Section (Tough) (30 quest. 30 marks - R.S Agarwal is ur bible)
-> Few question from time and work
-> Few questions from matrices/determinants
-> Few question from speed and distance (tough ones)
-> Few (infact 5) from permutations/combinations (again some tough ones here)
-> Few trignometry questions
-> Few ratio proportion and percentages
-> Few Age based questions
-> Few from allegations and mixture
-> Few from series
-> Few from probability
thats all i remember. Guys a friendly suggestion try to cover only these chapter thoroughly from R.S
agarwal and you should clear most of the quanti section.
2) Data Interpretation/Nonverbal/Logical Reasoning (Manageable) (30 quest. 30 marks - R.S
Agarwal is ur bible)
Again i do not remember much questions here but still lets see...
-> Few (infact 7) from Non-Verbal part i.e based on 4 iamges u decide the next one in sequence... (few
were tough)
-> Few table based interpretation questions.
-> Few puzzles based (Refer R.S Agarwal verbal/nonverbal/logical reasoning book for these chapters)
-> Few Pie charts based question
-> Few logical vein diag question (any apti has this question)
-> Coding - Decoding
-> Data Sufficiency
Rest I don't remember much.. but as i said it was manageble section...
3) Verbal/English/Comprehension ability (Very Tough to me atleast) (30 quest. 30 marks - R.S
Agarwal is ur bible)
-> A paragrapgh was given and we were asked 5 questions from it and again there were 4 options
 1) If the question is relevant and could be answered from passage
 2) If the question can be answered as a deduction from any of the other situation(S) from the passage
 3) If the question can be or cannot be the result of any situation(s) from the passage given
 4) If the question asked is irrelevant and cannot be answered.
So what do you get from these type of question :-) ? Its a complete waste of time to attempt these
questions at start. Attempt it lat. I found these types somewhat similar to cat pattern. ne ways lev it..
-> Few analogy based question (the ones that i remember are) Defunct:life :: ? (Refer R.S Agarwal its
given there) and from that same R.S agarwal there were 3 questions more...
-> Two Comprehensions (1 Tough ad 1 Easy)
-> Few questions on odd man out type.. infact i remember one question
 Axe,Arrow,Knife,hammer (Ans- Arrow (easy one))
Rest again i don't remember
2) Group Discussion
I was confident that i would get through GD. Since many have said.. that i am not a bad speakerl Infact
few friends whom i didnt know from Terna congratualted me afte the discussion was over. I kind of
gained confidence from there onwards for Tech and HR drive**
My group included 14 members including me.. we went inside the room and found two persons (sir)
there. Just to add a sentence here, before my group who so ever went inside.. these two guys were
selecting only 3-4 candidates from a grp of 15. I was tensed but not shattered. We went inside.
One of the person asked our names out and we promptly replied back "yes sir". After that he asked us
for a topic.. Few Smart girls from my group started enchanting their already prepared topics.. one of
them crossed the limit and started saying.. Sir lets start on any abstract topic.."Half full - half Empty".
Although i was prepared for it but i found this very errant and stupid. It was that she thought no body
would be able to talk on this, she might get through teh gd and rightly so not many of my grp members
were prepared for it. I crossed her and replied "sir why dont we start on topics like. Sin(theta),
cos(theta) or Zero" and then I looked at her and she was like cursing me.. but that made her quiet.
And then another gentelman from my group started "Sir Budget". Everyone said No!
I took the moment as an aoppurtunity and said.. Sir its better that u decide the topic since there are 14
different views circulating here. luckily he selected a simple topic "Nano"
the discussion went on i was to speak for the topic. Mines was an awesome GD. I spoke 3rd. but
relevant to the crux. and then the funniest part as i am a big fan of usingproverbs i quickly found out a
proverb for the situation and exaggerated there. A guy from my group started saying to his friend "Shit
now we have no chance". I felt good at first place since i believed that atleast i had a chance to be
selected if only 3-4 persons are selected from the group but the very next moment i felt bad too.. since
the guy was way much better in academics than me. so i stopped with mines.
As obvious when sir announced the name of selected candidates i was the first candidate to be selected.
Surprisingly including me there were 7 persons selected. Very uncharacteristic of those gentlemens. We
came out happily from the GD room with a personal information form in our hands. This form meant
that we were qualified for the next level.
Some tips:
** Speak Relevant points.
** Dont panic. Neither repeat points
** Dont be dominating ( i had a friend being rejected due to this)
** Listen to others
** Sit staright (sound motherly :-))
** Most importantly while speaking address to all your mates in the group.
** Avoid using fillers and bad grammer.
** Be an active listener and a passive speaker.
3) HR/Tech Interview
I was the 11th candidate to be interviewed, ironic to the fact that i hate 11 but that is how it was
supposed to happen. I went inside the room at 9.15 pm i guess. Here i would like to emphasize that i
was lucky that i want asked any technical questions mainly HR. Those who went for technical
interview were asked questions on c/c++/Data Structure.. What is polymorphism, inheritence, benifits
of oop etc.. Write a program on bubble,quick,heap,merge sort etc.. What is linked list etc. etc. etc.
Me: can i come in mam'?
She: Oh! sure please come in
Me: Good Evening! Mam
She: Good Evening! please have a seat.
Me : Thank you mam.
She: How was your day Abdullah?
Me : Fine until now, waiting for the last checkpoint to cross successfully
She: Great!
She: Tell me about yourself
Me: told
She: In your form i can see you have written that you have helped someone grow. Explain it please.
Me: Explained about a client whom i helped in developing his website and how his personal businees
brought him success.
She: Abdul tell me, At 20 you are almost doing a consulting type of job. Why do you need to join l&t
or for that matter any company? lets start a consulting form together it sounds interesting?
Me: I grabbled here! I somehow generated some courage from within and said mam these kind of work
that i do,they are more of fun to me and i havent looked at it seriously and i amd also not sure how long
can itgo.As a reson i plan to join some firm and test my skills. Somwhere down the line after 10-15
years if i feel the need for it i would definitely not mind working with you as a cosultant:-)
She: What happened in your earlier sems u have an average of 50% in ur 1st 3 sems and then the
marksheetsdoesnt really looks like yours. (last 2 sems average 76%)
Me: Was prepared for this. Explained it to her.
She: Willing to relocate.
Me: Not an issue.
She: Any questions for me.
Me: asked
She: ok thank you Abdullah.
Me: Was Pleasure talking to you mam.(shook hands and went off)
Results were announced and i was selected (Again ironically my number was called out at 11th
position) Gees! how irritating. Anyways the package offered by L&T is a bit on lower side for a fesher
2.2pa as of now but they siad it would be revised. As i wrote this quite fast so this article is bound to
have some discrepancies, spelling mistakes or at some places it may feel lacking completeness and
relevances. I apologise for that.
Last but not the least i will want to thank the helping staff at Terna college for conducting such a
beautifully managed event. Never for a moment I felt that I was in some other college. Thank you all.
Thats all i ve got to say!
Abdullah khan

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