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Syntel Other Placement Paper 20 May 2007 MREC, Hyderabad

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SYNTEL PAPER

1st round
Written test
consists of 2 parts.Logical reasoning and Verbal Ability.The logical reasoning part consisted of 25 qs and 13 was the cutoff while verbal part had 15 qs and eight was the cutoff.Pretty easy paper. a few 150 odd people were selected(out of 700 i think..not too sure).Results were declared at 9pm and we were asked to come after four days for the rest of the selection process.

GD+HR
We were split into groups of 10 every. There was a single HR evaluating us. We were told in the pre-placement talk before that we would be asked a ques. asking us to tell abt ourselves. The HR presenting told us clearly that we weren't supposed to talk abt our academics. We were asked to introduce ourselves and that was the single HR ques.. People who messed up here were eliminated. People who spoke abt their acads like %s and all were also eliminated. Our GD topic was "Impact of IT industry in the growth of Indian Economy". It was almost a fish market with everyone trying to add in their points simultaneously.I managed to speak just 3rice but made pretty good and valid points. Please also do not ques. others. Please remember that you are here just to chip in your views and not to refute others points.This, I guess, was the major elimination round.

tech. Round
There were 2 panels.They were using all sorts of pressure tactics on the canditates like coming and sitting beside the canditates when they were solving the provided issue or writing any provided program.They asked me simple ques. like Array,Linked list,differences ranging from array and linked list...Implementation of linked list..It was majorly focused on data structures. He also asked quite a few qs in C++. I didnt know C++ but with the knowledge of Java, I could ans all the ques. he asked,though not precisely. But at the end of the day, I was pretty confident of clearing the interview.I was also asked to write a few programs like printing a provided set of elements using the concept of Array and Linked List etc etc..He came and sat beside me too..

The bottom line here is, be cool, interact with the person.Do not restrict yourself or pretend too much.Interact with them as though they are close to you,but do not be informal. The most important thing is...."Have a SMILE throughout".

Cheers!
Raghu

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