The new paper pattern is like this
1st Paper consisted of 30 Questions to be solved in 45 Minutes of time. (Multiple Choice)
2nd Paper consisted of 40 Questions to be done in 30 Minutes of time. (Multiple Choice)
Believe me, the given time is not at all sufficient to do all the questions in both the papers.
First paper consisted of the questions of the type Logical Reasoning with multiple choice. No Puzzles. None of the questions are from Shakunthala Devi, Jeorge J Summers, Brain Teasers or any thing as such. None of the questions are from previous papers. If you have done R.S.Aggarvals Verbal as well as Non Verbal Reasoning, it will be easy for you, I guess.
Nearly 1000 people took the Examination and 138 got short listed for the Interview. Unfortunately, I am not one among them, even after a very hard preparation.
Anyways, I am giving the paper we got on 29 Oct, 2006 at Hyderabad. I did not remember the questions exactly, but to give an idea, I am giving here what I remember
Infosys Sample Paper on 29th Oct, 2006 at Hyderabad
30 Questions 45 Minutes
For the Question numbers 1 through 5, answer by reading the following.
There is a 100meters and 200meters running race to be held and the participants are P, Q, R, S, T, U and V.
a) S is just below P in the 100 meters race and just above P in 200 meters race.
b) R is not the first in both the races.
c) Us position is better than V in both the races
d) There is none between S and P in any race.
(Two more conditions given)
For the questions 6 through 10, choose the option from a through e which looks least like the others.
(Here some figures are given, which are of the type given in RRB and Bank examinations. These type of questions could be found in RS Aggarwals NON VERBAL REASONING Book)
The above Question is not exactly the same, but just to give you an idea. The questions from 6 to 10 are of the above type.(Figures may not appear while posting this paper)
For the Questions 11 through 15, use the following
Mark 1 if A only is sufficient
Mark 2 if B only is sufficient
Mark 3 if A and B both are necessary
Mark 4 if neither is sufficient
Mark 5 if any of the two is sufficient
11. (a^b) > (b^a)
A) a!=b B) b>a
12. (2/x) > 1
A) x<1 B) x>1
Sorry friends, I couldnt remember the remaining three. But these five are based on Data Sufficiency. (The above two questions are not exact)
For the Questions 16 through 20, use the following Data
A Company produces a product. In the course of its production, it also produces some defective items. If the company sends these products to the shops along with the defective items, it has to pay some money to the shop owners. But if the company wants to make the defective items into defect less items, it has to spend some amount of money. The company has to decide any one of these choices. Based on this, predict what the company has to do for the following
(A Graph is given, I am giving it here, but it is not the same as appeared in the Exam, just to give you an idea
Based on the above figure, five questions were asked (A bit tough) like
16. if x=0.2, what should be done?
1. A only 2. B only 3. A and B both 4. Cant say
17. If x=0.5, what should be done?
1. A only 2. B only 3.A and B both4. Any one
Like this another three questions were asked.
For the Questions 21 through 25, use the following data to answer.
Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F went to a restaurant. All the six wore different T-Shirts like Blue, Black, White, Green, Yellow and Red. They all want to sit in the form of a circle facing each other. They all ordered different items. The person who wore Green T-Shirt ordered Strawberry. The other five people ordered Pizzas, Pastries, Patties, Vanilla and Chocolate. The person who wore Blue T-Shirt is not sitting to the left of the person who ordered Vanilla. (Few more conditions were given)
21. Who wore Black T-Shirt?
1. A 2. B 3. C 4. F
22. Who ordered Pastries?
1. E 2. F 3. B 4. D
23. What is the color of the T-Shirt of the person who ordered Patties?
1. Black 2. Blue 3. Yellow 4. Red
24. Who is sitting opposite to E?
1. A 2. B 3. C 4. F
Like these one more question was asked
For the questions 26 through 30, choose the one that correctly matches from the given six conditions
A) All roses are flowers.
B) All flowers are not roses.
C) Some flowers are roses.
D) Some flowers are lilies.
E) All lilies are flowers.
F) Some roses are lilies
1. ADF 2. BCE 3. BEF 4. ABF
(The question is not exactly same, but its almost of that type. They have given six conditions in the question like A, B, C, D, E, F and in the Answer choices, a combination of three is given as shown above. )
The remaining four questions are also of the same type as shown above.
40 Questions 30 Minutes
It consisted of Two Reading Comprehensions with a very big passage (almost one and half page of A4 size, each passage) following that are 5 questions for each RC. So, a total of 10 questions for two Reading Comprehensions.
Some are correcting the sentences
Some are to fill up the blanks with appropriate tense forms.
Some are to substitute a sentence for a given sentence.
(All the Questions are of Multiple Choice Type)
So friends, if are going to attend the Infosys Written Examination, dont expect that you will be getting the old pattern. We dont know when they are going to change. So, prepare every thing. In this paper we did not get any question from Shakunthala Devis 2 books, George J Summers. But some of the questions are of the type given in R S Aggarwals Verbal as well as Non Verbal Reasoning Book.
I wish All the Best to the people who are having their Written Examination in the coming days.
I hope my paper helps you in getting an idea of the new pattern.
One more thing I would like to tell you friends, if ever you fail to get into your dream company, dont loose heart and remember that there are many other companies along with your dream company after the specified period of time (i.e., 9 months for Infosys). Also remember that not only hard work that plays an important role, but also LUCK. Hope we all settle in a good position soon.