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Total 6 sections.
1)Computer Fundamentals
5)General Awareness 

* All together 60 questions with each section containing 10 questions.
* All are multiple choice questions

1. One Nibble = ?
2. Hexadecimal and Octal representation of 1024 ?
3. What a compiler does ? 
4. DOS ? (whether Graphical interface or Character interface and two more 
choices are given)
5. CPU - abbrevation
6. Fortran used as ( Ans : Scientific Language)
7. ASCII character set ? (total number)
8. Windows NT- What NT stands for?
9. Which is not an input device ? (keyboard, Disk, Mouse,Lightpen)
10. Which is not a pointing device ?( mouse,Joy stick,lightpen none)
11. Microsoft Chief ?
12. 4GL ? (Fortran,SQL,ADA, ....)
13. Father of Computers?
14. Which of them is Object Oriented Language.?
15. Power PC is the product of ? (Microsoft,IBM,Apple,Motorola,Intel)
(A combination of any correct 3 companies)
16. Latest processor used ? (Pentium, Power PC, Pentium pro,none)
17. MS Word is ?
18. First Super Computer built in India. (Ans : param)
19. Which of the following companies donot manufacture chips?
(Microsoft, Motorola, Intel, HP)
20. LAN - abbrevation
21. WAN - abbrevation
22. Modem is ? (related to electrical hardware.- Like Modulator &demodulator)
23. FDD - abbrevation ( floppy disk drive)
24. BIT - abbrevation
25. Information is ? (message, data,processed data,none)
26. Which is not networking ?(internet,ethernet,arcnet,none)
27. One Gigabyte =?( 2 power30 , 2 power 20 ,2 power 10 none)
28. Which of the following is not RDBMS ? (sybase, SQL,Acess,none)_
29. Oracle is ? (Ans : Relationasl Data Base Management System)
30. In Oracle, Table means ( Ans : Collection of records)
31. DMA - abbrevation (Direct Memory Access,Discrete memory Access, 
Disk memoryaccess)
32. What is meant byStatic Variable ?
33. What is meant by QUEUE? {refer any data structures text}
34. What is meant by STACK? {refer any data structures text}
35. The processor used in first IBM PC? (8086,8088,zig4,intel)
36. Difference between 80286 and 80287
37. In bubble sort , no. of comparisons required ?(ans : formula : N*(N-1)/2)
38. No. of comparisons of an item in 100 items by binary comparison? 
( 10,25,50 100)
39. CRT - (Cathode Ray Tube)
40. No. of entryvalues are there in ideally in a subroutine. 
41. Binary tree?
42. Flow in one direction ? (Single linked list,Double linked
43. Electron screen size ? (here, 2 lines of algorithm is given.
Name the algoirithm)
44. Which is not storage device.? (printer,CD ROM,Disk,none)
45. A question regarding memory ? ( least used memory,recently unused
46. ISO - (International Standard Organisation)
47. HTML - (Hyper Text Makeup Language)
48. Flow chart for factorial N? (ans :choice a)
49. What is meant by Recursion ?

50. Struct(s)
int a;
long b;
Union (u)
{int a;
long b;
Print sizeof(s)and sizeof(u) if sizeof(int)=4 and sizeof(long)=4

51.Switch (i)
case 1
case 2 
break; ( ans : 1,2,3,none)
case 3
Output of i after executing the program

52. char S;
char S[6]= " HELLO";
printf("%s ",S[6]);

output of the above program ? (0, ASCII 0, I,unpredictable)

53. Unsigned char c;
for ( c=0;c!=256;c++2)

No. of times the loop is executed ? (127,128,256,infinitely)

54. int i;
i=i+1; <====== PASCAL PROGRAM
print i;
No. of times the loop is executed?

55. Convert (int A,var ,int B;int c)
Convert (inta,b,c)
convert (A,B,c) ? (10,40,120

56. Procedure A


end <====== PASCAL PROGRAM
Procedure B No. Of errors in the program ?(1,2,3,none)



57. int i;
output of the program ? (4,3,unpredictable,none)

58. what is FAT?.

File allocation table


Total 44 questions are there.
Refer R.S. Aggarwal

1. How many degrees hours hand rotate in 10 minutes?
2. 1/(10 power 18) - 1/(10 power 20) = ?
3. 0 <x < 1: Which is greater ? (1/(x square),1/x,x,x square)
4. c=a/b ; a-1=c What is the relation between a&b
5. N = ((8.42)**2)*(95. ....)/((0.982)*(64.....)**2)
If N contains the first three digits as 988,Which of the following is the
nearest answer (9.88,98.8,988,none)
6. The sum of 7 consecutive odd integers with 27 as the fourth number.
7. (66666666666666)**2 + 888888888888=?
8. 2486724...... Express it in product of 3 numbers.(The given number
is not exactly correct. Choices are given. Very easy)
9. Radius of sphere is increased by 50%. By how much percentage is surface 
area is increased.
10. In which of the following , 2 as a common factor , can be eliminated.

Ans : log(x square)/log(y square) = log(x)/log(y)

Antonyms : 
13. & 14. - Sentence correction
15, 16 , 17 - Spelling Mistakes
18, 19 - Two Questions

6 letters are assigned certain numbers.
In each qusetion , 4 combination of digits are given . Of which , which gives
a meaningful word.
20 & 21. - 4 sentences will be given in each question. Arrange them in 
logical order .
22. 5 straight lines are cut in a circle. A question regarding this.

Reasoning : 

a) If statement A alone is required
b) If statement B alone is required
c) If bothe statements A & B are required
d) Neither

23. Does Mr. Mathew give tution ?
A) MAthew is a teacher
B) In school, the teacher is not expected to give tutions.

24. There is no power cut in advanced country
If T is a city, Is there power cut in that city?
A) Z is a advanced country
B) T ia a capital city of country Z

25. Tanzanians are in East Africa. Tanzanizns are good in either Education ,
Dance or Music
A) Tanzanians are good at Education
B) East Africa are good at dance & Music.

Remaining questions 26 - 29 are of the same type.

30. On onw day, 14 children are admitted in a school by their mothers.
2 are sisters, 3 are brothers,2 are brother and sister and 2 are twins.
The rest are singles. How many mothers came? (5 , 7, 9, 14)

31. Problem Cisterns & pipes.

It will take 8hrs to fill a cistern. But due to leak at the bottom, it
take 10 hrs to full it. In how many hrs, th eful tank will be emptied 
because of leak.? (18,8,40,10)

32. Question regarding men & work

A does alone a work in 4 days
B does alone a work in 8 days
C does alone a work in 10 days
A & B together ------
C & B together ------

33. In 3.5 Kg rod , there is 74% silver. If it is alloyed with a 0.5 Kg rod,
the % of silver goes p to 84%. The percent of silver in 0.5 Kg rod?

34. Two chords of lengths 2L1 and 2L2 are drawn in a circle. Their lengths
are inversely proportional to the straight distance joining the centre.
Find the radius of circle.

35. A Kg of tea costs Rs 49.50 . But the supplier gives 10 gms less for
every Kg he sold. What is the actual cost.

36 - 40

A question on transportation table. 5 questions were given. 


A X 12 8 20 6
B 12 X 12 5 9 
C 20 8 X 4 7
D 3 15 6 X 10
E 12 5 8 3 X

A,B,C,D,E denote the stages.
X denote the start of the stage. 
The bus goes from A to E and E to A woith back stops at B,C, & D
For each the charge is Rs.0.70
The numbers in the table are how many passengers are there in the bus
upto that stage.( the numbers given the table are not correct)

36. Total no. of passengers in onward journey

37. Total amount in the conductors bag just before the bus reaches 
the stage C 

38. How many Rs. 1.40 tickets are issued to passengers in backward journey.

39. If the bus breaks down between the stages C & D , the amount refunded to

40. If the ticket costs Rs.1.50, how much is the profit in Backward journey.

Remaining 4 questions may be fron English.

Interview Section

After clearing the written test, companies usually interview the candidates to gauge his/her capabilities and personality. Basically there are two kinds of interviews, the techincal one, where stress is laid on checking your fundamentals in your core subjects and the HR one , where your communication skills and personality is put to the test.

Check out the following sections for more details

Technical Section

Human Resources (HR) Section

General Tips for the Interview

Group Discussion (GD)

Technical Section

As we are from computers and electronics branches, so for the moment we have information regarding core subjects of these fields only. As most of the companies coming to the campuses are from the IT industry hence you may expect them to probe your computer skills regardless of your stream. Knowledge of C is always an added advantage. 

For Computer Students

For a computer student knowledge of C is essential. Other important topics include 

Data Structures 
Operating Systems 
Some students have also been grilled on Object Oriented Programming, C++ ,Microprocessor Architecture, Networking, Database Management, Automata, Compiler Design and Computer Graphics depending upon subjects covered till the most recent semester.

Some Commonly Asked Questions 

Usage of pointers and their fundamentals in C? 
What is the difference between structures and unions in C? 
Basic concepts about data structures like trees, linked lists, circular lists, queues, arrays 
Sorting Methodology ( you may be asked to make an algorithm/program to implement a sort method). 
What is an finite algorithm? 
Basic concepts of Operating Systems such as multitasking, multithreading, real time systems, CPU scheduling algorithms, deadlocks, memory management etc. 
Difference between one pass and multipass compilers, compilers and interpreters, parsing etc. 

For Electronics and Communication Stream

For electronic students the important subjects are 

Digital Circuits and Logic Design 
Microprocessor Architecture of 8085 
Electronic Design and Circuits 
Communication and Networking 
Some Commonly Asked Questions 

Difference between a latch and a flip flop 
What is sampling theorem and why is it needed 
Internal architecture of 8085 
Comparison between OpAmps and transistors 
Modulation techniques (AM ,FM , PAM etc.) 
Transistor biasing methods ( fixed bias , emitter bias etc. ) 

HR Section

In your HR interview ie human resources interview the main effort on the part of the interviewer will be to bring forth your true personality.They may ask you some routine questions , few of which have been mentioned below, but be expecting questions of varied type regarding sexuality ,music , authors etc. ; anything to get to know what you really are.

Some Commonly Asked Questions 

Describe yourself 
Why are you better than the next person 
Your strengths and weakness and what you are doing to rectify your weaknesses 
Information regarding what kind of work your parents do 
The magazines and newspapers you read , their cost and at times their editors ; and that days headlines 
You prefer a team sport to an individual sport 
Why you want to join this particular company and not some other one. 
What are your career objectives ( long term and short term ) 
Why you plan to switch over to software field ( for those who are from streams besides computers ) 
At the end of the interview they ask whether you have any questions to ask them. It is better to stick to one or two questions regarding the company and not dwelve into how you performed or the pay package or any personal questions to the interviewer.

General Tips for the Interview

The Essentials

a) Fundamental principles pertaining to his academics ( most important )
b) Essentials of past life and clear cut career objectives
c) General awareness of world around him
d) In depth knowledge of your extra curricular activities 

Apart from these in general keep the following in mind 

Always remember its a sort of formal occassion and never get too informal , like accepting interviewers offer for a smoke or drink 
Smart and clean turnout. Neat clothes and polished shoes with tidy hair. 
Be cool and don't get nervous.Try to be pleasant , alert and mantain eye contact. If u cant hold your own in technical questions try to remain composed ;your confidence may do the trick. 
Try to maintain a good rapport with the interviewer and get him to ask questions regarding the subjects you are strong in. 
Maintain eye contact from the begining and dont act in a manner so that the interviewer is distracted which for example can be caused by flashy dresses ,exaggerated arm movements or you shifting in your chair. 
Give them the impression that you are going to stay with the company for atleast 3 to 5 years. Never mention anything concerning GRE or CAT . 
Never try to bluff your way through an interview. The interviewers would be able catch on to it fast.

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