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TechMahindra Whole Testpaper Placement Paper 4 Nov 2006 TM Campus, Kolkata

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HI, friendz.I'm Amitava from Kolkata.It was an Off Campus drive for 2006 freshers batch. The aptitude was not so tough, but the buzzword was 'TIME'...they will provide u very little time to do these.u will be provided 1 hour, and u need to ans 70 ques.. There was no negative marking and sectional cutoff. They announced it prior to the test.So when ur time is almost exhausted, guessworks will come handy. There were 5 parts.

part 1: It was fill in the blanks without any was simple.Just fill in with prepositions,tenses etc.

part 2: There were 'choose the most improper word'.some small 3-4 line snippets will be provided and u will be asked a few easy ques. on them. SEC one & two should be attempted first.It is scoring and 1 can do these 20 ques in maximum 15 mins.Score definite 20 here and keep much time for other parts.

part 3: Comprehension.A snippet in easy english is provided.This should be attempted last. Sec three & four consists ( 20 + 20 =40 )ques.So these part is the decider.Try to solve quickly so u can attempt as much as possible before guesswork.

part 4: Logical & Analytical Reasoning!! Solve R.S.Agarwal thoroughly.All those series completion, odd man out, figures, missing no,venn diagram,small puzzles etc etc provided.

part 5: Quantitative and Data Sufficiency.Solve R.S.Agarwal quantitative.Knowledge of solving Time & work,profit & Loss,average, age problems,percentage,Train ,Speed, Volume,Area etc will come handy.

 They set a high cutoff.Only 29 cleared apti including myself from about 100.

Then in the identical day we faced three interviews.

 They call for tech. interview first.It was a panel of two.One was an young man in his 20s, a different was a middleaged man about 40+. They were friendly.They started with .."Tell about yourself".then as I'm a CS guy, started asking from C,C++,Java.They asked to rate myself in all those three.I rated.Then they asked to write the code of swapping 2 numbers using pointer and witout using temporary variable.I started well,but got a bit confused in the middle.They helped me.Then command line arguments in C & Java. Polymorphism,abstract class,multiple inheritance,interface, exceptions, operator/method overloading,overriding,java thread and 2 ways of implementation, arrays, stack related basic ques. were asked.then they started with DBMS.At 1st they started with a unfamiliar ques. bout DBase.I told i didnt used or ever saw DBase.then Normalization,3NF,BCNF, referential integrity.They smiled and asked "Lets get into Oracle." They asked if i know PL/SQL.I stated no.They asked wat is subquery and asked to fetch the salary of the top three highest paid employees.It lasted for about 45 minutes.Then they asked me to wait in a room.

Then after half an hour of anxiety, 1 person came and called me for HR.This time it wasnt a panel.Only 1 middle aged gentleman.He asked me typical HR related ques. such as why TM,why should we hire u,
strength,weaknesses,hobbies,semester marks,future plans.He seemed to be very intersted about philately i.e stamp collecting which i told as 1 of my hobbies.Asked about how many stamps I have,of which nations, catalogues,rare stamps, & blah blah.Then asked to wait in the identical room again.

Then in 10 minutes they called it was a luxuriously decorated room and I was greeted by an elderly lady.She asked me about how was the day, about my family,work culture at tech mahindra,pay package etc.Then asked me "If I choose u, will u be able to cope up with immense pressure tat TM training will impart upon u??" Then asked "r u ready to sign a bond of two years??" I replied positively.Then surprisingly asked "O.K.Tell me what truly a bond is??" I replied "Its an agreement that I wont leave TM for a certain period of time otherwise...".She interrupted me in the middle and asked "AGREEMENT!!!U r just a kid in the block and using such business jargons.Its a COMMITMENT .." & blah blah!!Then asked to wait and HR will get back to u. It was six in the evening.I was exhausted and was thinking they will ask "U may leave for the day" as they were asking few other candidates.

After five mins they called me agin and smiled and said" u are 1 of us.U r opted and u will have to join Tm by DEC,06." I was so happy.A long 1.5 yr job hunt ended atlast.I am thankful to God and all my well wishers.When I was getting so depressed tat no 1 will ever take me, God gifted me 1 of the best opportunity.I got thru a company tat many of my friends who cracked campus earlier would envy.

 Best of Luck to ALL.


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