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L & T INFOTECH PAPER & INTERVIEW - 2005
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APPEARED FOR TEST = 1200
SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW = 350
SELECTED FOR HR = 80
FINAL LIST = 47
WRITTEN TEST- Duration 40 mins 36 questions. 0.25 -ve marking
8 figures were given in the form given below and u will have to find 9th one by
the combination of the 8 previous ones. 8 options were given out of which one
A B C
D E F
G H __
Here ABCDEFGH are all different figures and u will have to find the last one.
There r some definite rules of solving these types of problems.......
(1) Some problems were of overlapping pattern. Putting A on B u will get C.
Putting D on E u will get F, so on.
(2) Some problems were like a musical chair pattern. Three figures were there on
every row. They repeat with a diff pattern on the other row.
(3) Subtract the common portion of A & B and add the uncommon portion to get
(4) Each figure contains multiple shades and each shade move to the next figure
using a definite pattern(may b by shifting right or left).
(5) Product of A & B to produce C. ( If A is square,B bend line....C will be
square like figure with sides bended)
the paper was prepared by J.C.Raven. u can refer the book figure matrices by
j.c.raven all Q were from that book itself. it will like very is but toughness
will increase from q to q.
Most of the problems can be solved by these ways. The first 20 were very
easy.20-30 were mediocore level tough. 30-36 were untouchable. I amnaged to do
31 within the stipulated time. I got my name in no 2 position. The cutoff maybe
was 25 or
I was asked to fillup a form which contained all the detaisl of my curriculum,
projects, Skills, Strengths, weakness, Why L & T, Accomplishments till date and
Interview was cool for about 20 mins. CSE-IT candidates who wrote DBMS in form
had a tough time coz most of their projects were DBMS based.
Fortunately my panel was a single man panel.
Interviewer: Ok Dibalok ! tell me something about yourself
Me: I am B.Tech.....HS in ....ICSE in .....Hobbies are....I give my heart in
whatever i do. Like working in team.Blah...blah....
Interviewer: Tell me your strenghts ?
Me: Hard Working, Drive, Motivation......
Interviewer: But in your form u have written something different ?
Me: It had fewer spaces. So i was telling u some other Strengths that i have
beside what i wrote in my form, coz those are already in the form.
Interviewer: he smiled.....
Me: Told my strenghts as per my form.
Interviewer: Subjects that ur comfortable with ?
Me: Basic electronics, Digital Logic, Digital Communication
Interviewer: Draw a diode. Explain the operation. What is threshold voltage.
Typical values. Why the current rises rapidly. Direction of current. Which one
is anode - cathode.
Me: Drew and expalined all.
Interviewer: What is a PN junction doide.
Me; It's a PN junction diode that i explained.
Interviewer: Draw npn transistor ?
Me: I Drew it.
Interviewer: Expalain what r the terminals ? Why so called.Utility of it.
Me: Basically a Tr. can be used for amplification.
Interviewer: Give example.
Me; I drew the diagram and explained the amplification process in CE mode.
Interviewer: What is a JK-FF?
Me: Said at first what is a FF. and then explained a JK-FF. Drew the diagram, TT
and block diagram
Interviewer: Utility of JK.
Me: Expalined as a toggle FF and utility in Master Slave.
Interviewer: What r universal gates & why ?
Me;NAND, NOR...implementation of all CKTs
Interviewer: Draw or with NOR.
Me; Drew it.
Interviewer: Anything from C
Me: ya i did it in my earlier sems...i hav the basic knowledge and will try any
Interviewer: No need
Me: I was surprised.
Interviewer: Why do u wanna shift to Software?
Me: Because it is bright n prosperous future and quick recognization of talent
leading to faster growth.
Interviewer: How many bit proccessor is 8085 ?
Interviewer: Why ?
Me; Data Bus is 8 bit.
Interviewer: And address bus ?
Me; 16 bit.......8 + 8....for two way.
Interviewer: What is the difference between AM and FM ?
Me; Expalined all.
Interviewer: Draw ?
Me; I drew.
Interviewer: Gave me a ramp signal and told me to transnmit it using FM.
Me: I was confused. Never heard of ramp signal being transmitted by FM. I told
that in order to transmit a signal it need to be periodic. Since ramp is not
periodic it cannot be tranmitted. I was not sure but i answered confidently.
Interviewer: What r ur Projects ?
Me; Told my two projects and gave a overview on the both
Interviewer: Ok ! u wait outside we will tell ur results shortly.
Me: Thank You, Sir.
There were times when he tried to shift to some Software concepts but i quickly
brought him back on my subjects. Be confident.....learn some good answer to some
typical HR questions...Wear a tie (must for interviews, always creates a good
immpresion)......Answer confidently even if u are wrong. I answered all
My HR first started with a good looking lady for 10 mins after which she called
up another lady and my HR again started from the begining.
Lady 1: How was ur day ?
Me; Very fine.
Lady 1: What makes u say so.
Me: I cleared the wriiten lasy day. I was enjoying my time in solving the
figures. I had a nice sleep last night. Woke up and had a very good Tech
interview. So it was very fine for me.(She wore a nice smile on her face.....so
did i.....never loose eye contact....a must for all interview......even if it's
a ugly looking lady....i had no probs coz she had grey eyes...).
Lady 1: Why sud we hire u ?
Me: I have the qualification and (she stopped me)
Lady 1: There are 1100 people with ur qualification.
Me: ya and so do i.....i have the confidence, drive, motivation,energy, Ability
to learn quick, confidence,determination and the ability that if i am hired i
will make a through success.
Lady 1: Family backgroung ?
Me: Told all about family. Added a line too : In my family the education of both
me and my bro were gven the top priority.
Lady 1: Why L n T ?
Me: L n T Inf. is a part of the largest L n T group. It has the greatest
infrastructure. Great tarining. Great facilities (Said from ppt). It will be my
honor to be associated with such a group.
Lady 1: What sacrifices will u make ?
Me: I will have to leave home....coz they don't have centres at Kolkata. Learn
Lady 1: U wait for a min.....i am coming back.
Here comes LADY 2...................
Lady 2: What does ur name mean ?
Me: In bengali it means Day light.
Lady 2: What does raat spell in bengali ?
Me: It's raatri.
Lady 2: U have mentioned ur Honesty,Team player,Analytical,problem solving skill
as skills. Give an example to show that ur honest nad team player.
Me: I am honest, and it can be shown that i have written everything honestly in
my form. This char. can be shown acc. to situation. Team player: I was captain
of Cricket team and was a mid-fielder in football team. We won the chapionship
in first year and in the next year i was dropped coz our team was very powerful.
Although i was not playing i was happy coz our team was performing well. I think
i have the team spirit for a team player which is one of the main req of a
Lady 1: What r the requirements of a soft prof. ?
Me: Team spirit,Drive,motivation,helpful...............and i have all those
Lady 2: Analytical & Prob. solving.....Proove it.
Me: I have cleared the written paper which was fully analytical type. I like to
solve prob. so i like solving puzzles of Sakuntala Devi. I am good in maths.
lady 1: Why u took Enginnering ? And what makes u feel that u r good in prob.
Me: I was interested in Maths n Physics from my school days. I scored high marks
in 9-10 which made me realize that i am good enough for engg and i have the
skill of solving complex problems. I like solving any prob. from personal probs
to those related to computer or projects. I joined engg. coz i felt that i cud
improve my khowledge n Skills in math n physics by getting into B.Tech.
Lady 2: I give u Rs 100 and tell u to buy apples and u go to market and find
apples n Mangoes. What will u buy n Why ?
Me: Apples coz i have been told to do so.
Lady 2: u wrote in ur form that u have stammer.Is this nervousness. What ur
doing to improve it ?
Me: No mam ! My stammer is hereditary. And i am trying to speak in a diff.
accent which is helping me a lot. (For those who stammer....Try to speak english
in a diff. accent it really works.....I hav this prob since childhood....so i
speak English just like the UK type coz the accent is much less in those
languages unlike bengali where the tongue moves a lot).
Lady 2: Any campus interviews ?
Me: ya i have. I appeared for TCS and HCL while i was in college. I cleared both
the written n Pchyco and failed in the interviews in both the test. (I didn't
metion that i also got rejected in many other interviews as well coz they don't
like students who fail too much in interviews.).
Lady 1: why u got rejected ?
Me: Maybe, I was not techically sound then. ( I managed to peep in a paper about
me written 'Technical-good') I studied my techs. in these 3 months to improve my
techs. So i didn's sat for any exam (The truth was there was no off-campus in
Kolkata in these 3 months, so i didn't got the opportunity- ;-). I saw the adv.
of L n T in the newspapers so i applied, got call, cleared written n Tech and
now i am here.
Lady 1: Between truth n Comfort which one will u choose n Why ?
Me: I will go for truth......coz i am always comfortable when i am truthful.
Lady 1: ready to go anywhere /
Me: yes mam ! No problems.
Lady 1: Any questions u wub like to ask ?
Me: What r the recent projects undergoing ?
Lady 1: data warehouse,.....
Me: Another mam ! What r the biggest challenges that i will b facing in L n T ?
Lady 1: Leaving home, working long hours,.......
I asked another question that i forgot.........
Lady 1 & 2 : Thank u Dibalok ! Plzz wait outside u can chk mail by tuesday or
wait till today evening.
Me: Thank u mam.
The HR was cool for me. They fired some diff. questions but i was prepared.
Always learn some eg. to show ur skills. Thay will surely ask u. Don't keep mum
in Technical if u don't know. And answer all ques. in HR, if possible learn good
answers for the common questions in HR. I had to wait for 6 hrs for the results
to b out. At about 7:15PM the results were finally out. Me n Debolina were the
only 2 from JIS. Sadly enough they hav no centre in Kolkata so i will hav to go
to Pune,Mumbai,chennai,Bangalore, Mysore or navi Mumbai.
My tips to all my mates n juniors is that just keep on trying....u will surely
succeed. Something is destined for all of u. i had a torried time these four
months, but i kept on applying and trying. Just don't sit idle but keep looking
for it. It may come by surprise just like that of me. I was a 'bekar' on Friday
& n Saturday i got a job on L n T. I didn't even knew that i had L n T on
Tuesday but within 4 days i got a job.
I thank each and everybody who directly or indirectly has helped me in my
various difficult times.
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