Candidate-Experiences

Hi Friends, I am ARJUN A of S8 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY from COCHINUNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Infosys came to our campus for campus recruitment on 21st December, 2009. This time Infosys was of DREAM STATUS for our campus. Almost 353 students from our college and main campus were eligible to attend this campus interview. And friends good news that I am the one of lucky one to get chance to take training from Mysore.

Statistics:

No of Colleges=2

Criteria=65% throughout X, XII, and B.TECH and no standing backlogs.

Total Students=353

Students who cleared Aptitude Test= 113(Be careful huge reduction in this section)

Students Selected in interview=65 (I am one of them)

Selection Procedure:

Infosys is such a company where there is no barrier in stream. That means students from any stream can sit in Infosys. There is no direct Technical round in Infosys.

The whole Selection Process contains two section Aptitude test.

>Analytical & Logical reasoning: (30 question: 40 minutes)

>English section: (40 question: 35 minutes)

Friends they will not tell about any sectional cut off be careful about section cutoff. I heard that there is 70% cutoff in first Section & 50% from second section.

After Aptitude test HR interview.

Study Materials:

>Verbal & Non verbal-R.S. Agarwal.

>Quantitative aptitude- R.S. Agarwal.

>Some Times CAT study materials.

>And of course last but not least Freshers World (Be Regular & update with this site, you will get really very help)

Analytical & Logical reasoning

Friends I have not remembered the order of questions but I am telling the questions in such an order that I follow and I am sure that you also get advantage if you solve question in such order.

>Syllogism: (5 question)  Friends not only in Infosys but also in others, first attempt this question. It is very easy to solve.

Question Pattern:  Statement: All A is B. Some B is C.

Conclusion: I, II

You have no need to memories all the rule  of R.S. Agarwal and even you have no need to draw vein Diagram to solve it, If you follow Times CAT materials. There is very simple rule in Times materials by which you can solve a syllogism with in 15 sec. But I preferred to use that of in R.S. Agarwal.

>Figure Series: (5 questions) - This is damn very simple. Just need to use your brain not mind. For practice see Agarwal. But dont waste too much time for it.

Just see 3-5 Example from Agarwal It will come in ur hand.

>Puzzle: (5 questions)  Keep ur head cool for these question. I know puzzle makes everyone puzzled. Read the question carefully draws the diagram, matrix and put the data one by one according to given information. I am sure that every one can solve it.  In my aptitude the problem was like: Some six students named sourav, gourav, rahul, rohit, etc... plays six different games and we have to find out which one played which game? Sort of those questions will be asked.

>Data Interpretation: (5 question)  A chart, graph, table will be given.and you have to solve some problem on statistics. It will take too much time conserving section so do it at last..and also follow the Option elimination process.

English Section:

Friends I am really very weak in this section. But as I have cleared so you can clear it easily.  Just refer to some basic English questions from R. S. Agarwal. Thats more than enough or if you have Wren and Martin  English book, its more than enough.

>Two passages and 5 questions from each passage: Do it at the last. And before reading the passage see the question one time.

>Sentence Correction: Be care about tense mistake, spelling mistake, using of pronoun..

>Fill in the Blanks: Gain a details idea on preposition, phrase, and idioms.

>Theme Detection.

HR Interview

Now the final section. The only one solution to crack the interview is to keep cool and keep talking. Dont stop until he asks you to do so (This was what I did atleast). Friends believe me the Infosys HR panel are the coolest person in the world. Even my friend was given a gulab jamun when his interview was over. And always think that they are taking your Interview to select you, not to reject you. Be friendly, polite with themand atleast be truthful to them. They can easily find out if you are bluffing.

I was in the one person panel.

My Interview

Me: Good evening sir May I come in?

HR: good evening Mr. ARJUN, come in and please be seated (he was actually half-stood, I was really surprised).

Me: Thank you very much sir.

HR: So its already 7.00 pm. Sorry for keeping you waiting Arjun.

Me: No Not at all sir. Its my greatest pleasure to wait for getting a job in Indias no.1 IT player. (I believe he was impressed with it).

HR: Then wats up arjun? How ru?

Me: Im fine sir, thanks. How r u sir?

HR: Im fine, thanks arjun. Then he looked into my mark sheets. Why there is a decrease in marks from tenth to twelfth?

Me: I told him, sir apart from academic qualifications Im a certified medical Transcriptionist (and showed him my certificate and work experience and the references into it.) I did this training when I was in twelfth. I thought I could well manage my time but as our classes lagged, so I couldnt manage my time and as a result is my low twelfth marks. (He was very much impressed and we talked about my work experience for another fifteen minutes).

HR: ok arjun. It is good to see that some persons also take interest in doing things like this.

Me: thank you very much sir. Im really honored sir.

Then we talked for some minutes about my minor and major projects for about 10 minutes.

HR: ok arjun do you have any questions?

Me: yes sir. I do have one question to you.

HR: ok what is it?

Me: sir, can you tell me what kind of projects would entrusted upon us after our successful completion of training at Mysore?

HR: sorry arjun. At this moment I cannot describe you what kind of project it would be on you. It depends upon which category you will be put into.

Me: Ok sir. I understand it.

HR: Very good arjun. Thank you for participating in this whole process.

Me: Thank you very much sir, for interviewing me.

HR: Ok arjun. Have a nice day.

Me: I hope so sir and have a nice day to you also. Thank you very much.

Result:

Finally the result was announced at 10.30 pm. I was too much tensed. But ultimately selected..Thank God.Thank Freshers World Dont worry you people will also get selected in Infosys..waiting for you in Mysore.

Good bye .and Have a Good Luck

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