I am getting a lot of enquiries about the Kanbay pattern.. I will tell you
whatever I know..
I wrote this paper long back - March 12th to be exact. It was a walkin. There were no Technical questions till the last interview.. so guys.. put your heads down and work on your speed and accuracy..
Most of the ques were of the type you see in Agarwal (quants).
Analytical is of medium toughnes.. That too tests your speed and accuracy.
There is negative marking(1 mark for a correct answer and -1 for wrong). So concentrate on accuracy.. They shortlisted around 160 from the more than 3000 who wrote the test. Then we had gds in batches of 10. From every batch an average of 2 ppl were shortlisted. Then we had an interview chaired by both hr and tech ppl (30 - 45 mins). Well I got chucked out at that point (At that time I did not know even C properly). Thats all I know.
I had attended Kanbay test .
They had three sets of papers to ensure people don't copy. But generally the problems are the same.
There are two sections ...Aptitude and Maths.
Aptitude is easy but time is a major constraint. In maths all I remember is there were problems on
1)Compound Interest (3 or 4)
2)Two taps are filling a tank and the third one is emptying it .. sort.
3)Problems on trains
Maybe RS AGarwal will help a lot. In aptitude there were problems on RELATIONS and on triangle area..Like One equilateral triangle is divide into say into 3 equilateral triangle. What is the area proportion of the outermost to the innermost?
It was easy but one FALLS SHORT ON time. Practice a lot and I am sure you'll get through.
They have two round of aptitude (quants and analytical test) (30 questions each - 15 mins in each round).
Prepare from RS Agarwal. cutoff is 12. There is negative marking. If you get through, there will be a GD, followed by an interview. Interview was conducted by a panel of three, two tech and one hr. They give more importance to puzzles during interview + some sample C programs. Thats all I know. All the best!!!!!
The GD on aug 2nd was:
you are each given a role to play..u have to justify why yours is best suited to the question and final reach a general consensus..
n talk..tlak what u want but do say something..
don't be too aggressive nor too submissive n yes..don't address any one member only.
out of 800 students, 63 of us got thru written and 17 of us from these 63 got thru GD..yeah! i cracked the GD.
then comes the interview.
prepare tech guys..they ask a lot of branch ques..n if you have mentioned any languages in your resume be well prepared.
be prepared to answer ques from A to Z of whatever u have written in your CV.
they also gave us puzzles like:
3 switches in the bottom floor, 3 bulbs on top floor..u can go upstairs only once.find out which switch is for which bulb.
then , out of a group of 10 match boxes..each with 10 matchsticks of 10 gms. if one weighs 9 gms..how will u find it in minimum no. of weighings.. be confidant and prepare ques like why should we take u? what are ur assets, hobbies, the last book that read , the last film that u saw ..name of characters in that film etc.