Aricent written test pattern and interview procedure
Written detail (No negative marking and having sectional cutoff)
In written there are four sections.
1. Analytical reasoning(30 questions 30 min) Syllogism, Assumption, series question, Non verbal reasoning
There are four figure given and find out the next figure in the given figure R.S. Aggrawal reasoning is enough.
6-7 questions are from here.
4-5 Syllogisms again R.S. Aggrawal is enough.
Two question based on critical reasoning one is easy and the another one is comparatively tough. Overall it’s easy to solve them in 30 min. I have solved all.
2. Attention to detail
Here 20 questions in 20 min.
Enough time, very easy
Questions like that
where * replace + , + replace - and / replace *
There are around 5-6 question like that
2. Question based on alphabetically order.
Again 4-5 questions based on that.
3. Data Structure: 20 min, 20 questions.
1. Complexity of Quick sort, merge sort etc.
2. Which algorithm is best in a given condition.
3. Algorithm is there and find out what it doing.
4. Problem is there and find out which algorithm is suitable.
Basic understanding of Data structure is required.
4. Programming language
Here you have option to choose a language from C/C++/Java. They asked you before and give the paper. 30 questions in 40 min. I have opted for C. But C++ and Java paper is also easy.
In c there are time consuming long question but easy. Actually due to administration we got only 30 min.
I have done 26 correct in that time. This section play a major role in here to clear cut off . Questions are not tough but it is time taking. So make sure first do sort question and then do long question.
In interview they are paying attention on Networking/C/C++, OS and Data structure.
What is connection less and connection oriented protocol and their implementation
What is padding and why it is necessary.
What is Byte stuffing.
Question from DNS, resolver.
Different between TCP, UDP give some examples.
They ask to write program in C.
Programs are basic to reverse the linked list, insert node at kth position of any linked list, pre-order treversal of tree, B-tree implementation.
In C++ I have asked abstract class, virtual constructor and destructor and their importance, necessity of virtual class.
In OS they asked what is process, thread, aging, paging, segmentation, virtual memory, dead lock,
Internal and external fragmentation, how it resolve. Scheduler, and its importance.
From some interview they have also asked some basic concept of Microprocessor, it's component and
functionality. I have shown him my projects and research but he didn’t have interest on those.
My first question what tell me about yourself. I have introduced me and tell him my project and research.
For HR section they ask question from Critical Incident form. I have asked only few question from HR section It is deal by the same person who is taking my HR.
Three from critical incident from, first is explain the condition when you work with a group.
And second is when you work hard and learn for the problem to which you are totally unfamiliar.
And third is situation when you face a lot of work pressure and how to handle that.
Summary be confident in interview explain the things in detail. Whenever they ask for implement alway implement (partially/fully) doesn't matter and explain.
Revise the basic of networking/C/C++/OS/Data structure.
My interview was cool. It was continue for around 40 -45 min. Finally I got selected.
Hope it will be helpful.
Best of Luck!