1. Written test (Meritrac): 55 qs to be answered within one Hour & an essay to be written within 10 mins.
For Aptitude test, paper was easy but time consuming if u r not fast, there also exist overall cutoff (in our case it was 30+) & sectional cutoffs for only CSE, IT, MCA, MTECH students so consistency in each section is required.
Section 1: English aptitude (article preposition, RC, Synonyms)
Section 2: quantitative aptitude
Section 3: analytical ability
Section 4: computer section
For Quantitative aptitude & Analytical ability I will suggest to solve RS AGGARWAL (both) specially venn dia, mathematical operations, puzzle test, data sufficiency, binary conversion, direction test, time distance speed, profit loss, percentage problems. & for technical qs from Unix, DBMS, C etc
Sorry guys I cant provide u the details of written paper as I was then busy in solving them.
2. Interview: (my interview was mainly HR basis & it was at least 30 min long)
Before announcing results the told us to gather in a room. One of them failed to find the room so I asked him "can I help u sir? He queried I answered then he asked my name after asking whether I am a candidate or not? & said I cleared the written!". As I have scored too well in written (here I utilized my time management) so I was the first one who went to face technical + HR interview just after the fillup of forms so I didn't get any time to prepare myself mentally & even to make myself fresh!
Me: may I come in?
Ibm: yes (actually it was a 3 member panel- mr arijit, mr indrajeet, ms dola- she was also a pass out senior of our college)
Me: good afternoon sir, good afternoon mam. (I am still in doubt whether I have greeted them by saying good afternoon or good morning! )
Ibm: please be seated. Thank u. they carefully observed my CV & other documents & ask to tell me somethibg abt myself.
Me: answered just like a river
Ibm: anjan u hav told that ur aim is to get a challenging job & adding value in IBM. Please clarify?
Me: answered (think they were satisfied)
Ibm: but every job isn't challenging?
Me: I will make it challenging. (With full confi )
Ibm: what do u want to achieve & how can it will be possible in IBM
Me: answered (just conveyed their motto & what IBM offers, listened in ppt)
Ibm: u have told abt ur strengths. What are they Where u have used it & how IBM will be benefited from this?
Ibm: what kind of difficulties u have faced while organizing college fest?
Now the madam started.
Ibm: u have told datastructure abt ur fav subject. Can I ask some qs from it.
Me: yes why not.
Ibm: what is datastructure, examples, diff between Stack & Queue explain it. Represent stack by linked list, write the insertion routine by dynamic allocation technique.
Me: answered confidently & correctly
Ibm: whats abt C?
Me: I informed her that this is my fav subject but as C is a prog lang that's why I have mentioned datastructure.
Ibm: why we use main? Why not multiple mains? If main is not declared what will happen?
Me: compiler will raise an error message.
Ibm: what kind of error message?
Me: I don't know exactly but I think it will say main function not defined/found.
Again HR continued
Ibm: initially u will be trained in kolkata then Chennai. Any problem
Me: no sir I am relocatable any where in the globe.
Ibm: suppose clients are demanding a work in 24 hrs but it require 48 hrs ur approach as team leader?
Me: just conveyed for "customer satisfaction" I have to make it (initially strategy, tem building & pulling out best from them)
Ibm: as u have completed ur portion but ur peers are facing same problem. do u go for amusements? NO so what will u do?
Me: as I am also bearing the risk of IBM so I will stay to assist my collegues & for this reason I can sacrifice. (I was 100 % confident that my answer really satisfied them)
Ibm: u told that ur hobbies are listening to music & singing. What kind of music u like to listen. What are the diff types of music explain when u listen them. If I give u an option to choose a particular type which one will u choose & why?
Ibm: anjan would u like to sing some lines for us?
Me: I said why not. Sir do i have the permission to sing any hindi song & sang "koi hero ehaan koi zero ehaan koi bhi star hai koi bekar hai...(pkir bhi dil hai hindustani)"
Ibm: all of them smiled (for the first time I saw them to smile with me) & said its really very nice to meet u.
Me: I smiled & greeted all of them & said "hope we will meet soon" (for this god damn line that I had spoken there I was tensed till the result haven't arrived)
Ibm: yes definitely we will disclose the result after 8 pm.
That's all Guys. lastly they offered us their T shirts IBM persons are really friendly u cant imagine their politeness & their behavior. IBM seeks students who have DEDICATION, INNOVATION, and TRUST. They require team workers so try to deliver your best cause my this kind of strengths have helped me a lot. BEST OF LUCK & hope "WE WILL MEET SOON in IBM"