Hi friends, I am Ankush (MCA) from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Aricent came to PU on 7th July 2008 ..The Criteria was 70% in current degree. This time the pattern was totally different from the previous papers
The pattern of paper is as follows:
1. Written test
2. Group Interview
Written test consists of three parts rather than seven :
1) There was 30 questions of Aptitude(30%) and Reasoning(70%) in 30 mins they were easy only 4-5 were difficult. I attempted in 20 mins.. means time is not a problem I Aricent ..
2) Data structures 20 questions in 20 mins. 7-8 was very easy 6-7 average and 3-4 were very tough. I attempted in 15 mins.
3) Choice between C, C++ and Java. 60% students chose C, 35% chose C++ and rest 3 students chose Java and I was among those three students .. it was a 30 questions paper in 30 min .. java was really tough i attempted only 16-17 rest was a fuke (not Blind).
# Remember Sectional cut off was there #
Finally the result came out and i was selected .. after this all rounds were open for us ..
Then it was the GI round we were 6 students on one side and six on another ..
Topic was "Too much Cricket is killing the Game"
other Topics : "Global Warming", "Junk Food", etc ..
I was the last to be interviewed at 1:30 a.m. and it was good .. I answered almost 80%... I came out of room at 2:35 a.m. They will ask u everything: C, DS, NETWORKING, OS, S/w ENGG. && TESTING
I was very Happy ....I thought "about to ho hi jayega yar...". Result came at 3 a.m .and unfortunately I was not selected ...yet I have given my best Interview
I will tell u the Reason because I attempted Java and Java paper was difficult and C was very easy and those who were selected attempted C ... Please take care of these things ...If someone is not good in GI then he can score more in Written and vice versa ...
Wishing U "All THE BEST" ... do well in written because they count all the marks (Written + GI + Interview)