Sample Test Paper
SATYAM - Placement Paper - 5 Aug 2006
This is SRIMOYEE LAHIRI from the COLLEGE OF ENGG.&MGMT.,KOLAGHAT(W.B)& I've been selected at the pooled campus drive for SATYAM,held on 5th AUGUST,2006,at the St.Thomas College of Engineering,Kolkata.The paper consisted of General Short passage reading,Quantitive Aptitude & Analytical and Logical Reasoning.Time alloted was only 30 mins.Total no. of questions:-15.The paper was a lengthy one. There was -ve marking of 0.25 per wrong answer.It was easy 4 me coz I'm preparing 4 the CAT exam.I answered 10. GD & HR were on the next day.
A) GENERAL PASSAGE READING This is the easiest part.anyone can do it if he/she has proficiency in English.Consult ur study materials 4 the CAT or any other similar exam.there was one on architects in India,others were on body immunity& hospitals.
B) QUANTITIVE APTITUDE Manageable only if u r acquainted with the CAT pattern & books like R.S AGGRAWAL are amply suitable.sums were on dist,speed&time,boats&streams,pipes&cisterns,co-ordinate geometry,general geometry,pie-charts,age problems,etc.so u must go through R.S AGGRAWAL vividly. keep all formulae at the tips of ur fingers.
C) REASONING The toughest part.plz be slow but steady 2 answer this section.practice 4m BARRON'S.but don't expect 2 get common q's.i remember dat one was on red&green hats.
1) U needn't answer all q's.just do 7-8 correctly.cut-off is usually 7(may vary).
2) Decide which q's can be solved at single chance.don't waste ur time on a particular q.just go along with the rest if u get stuck at one.
3) Don't make wild guesses coz of -ve marking.
4) Think +ve & be confident.
D) GROUP DISCUSSION Just speak logically and confidently 2 express ur views.Either start or conclude the topic.Make sure dat u contribute some good pts. They emphasise on ur communication&logical skill.each grp has 10 members.2-3 got selected 4m each grp coz GD is the main elimination round.our topic was easy-Population in India is an increasing manace.
1) introduce urself.
2) wht's the meaning of ur name?(4tunately i knw the meaning of my own name!!!)
3) why Satyam?(plz try 2 knw the company profile very well.)
4) u r a student of ELECTRONICS&INSTR.so why do u wnt 2 enter s/w industry?(plz prepare this ans well if u r 4m hardcore stream.)
6)r u ready 4 relocation?(i said dat i'll go even if i'm given ALASKA.)
7)few technical q's.they'll show interest abt ur project.plz be well informed abt ur vocational training&project.
8)if u join any s/w firm,wht wud u prefer as ur dream project? This is all i can recollect.i request u dat never let ur dreams fade away......be confident & work hard.u'll get wht u wnt. 'Bye & all the best 2 u all.....