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Syntel Placement Paper
Syntel Placement Paper
Pattern
1.English ( 25
ques, 15 mins)
synonyms( for
the given word
there are 3
synonyms and one
odd one is given
find the odd)
 fill in the
blanks with the
suitable word.(5
ques)
 sentence
correction.(10
ques)
 analogies(5
ques)
2. Aptitude.(45
ques, 30 mins)
3. Reasoning and
a flowchart(30
ques, 30 mins)
SYNTEL Latest
Fresher Engineer
Placement Sample
Question Paper 4
2004
few ques
remembered:
synonyms: (not
sure)
abridge:
abash
abase
aberration
abstract
analogies:
1. intimidness:
fear
2. crust: wave
3. assist: save
4. affirm: hint
APTITUDE:
1. One pipe
fills in 4 hrs
and another in
5hrs when they
both work
alternately how
much time will
be taken to fill
the tank.
2. LCM of 3 nos
is 120 which of
the following no
must not be
their HCF
a. 8, b.24 c.12
d.24 and 30
3. Two trains
from the points
A and B moving
in opposite
direction, at
the point they
meet the second
train
travels
120 kms more
than the first.
The speeds are
50kmph and
60kmph
respectively
find the
distance between
A and B?
4. One
monkey
climbs a poll at
the rate of
6mts/min and
fell down 3mts
in the
alternately.
Length of the
poll is 60 mts,
how much time it
will take to
reach the top?
a. 31 b.33 c.37
d.40 (ans: 37)
5 A number when
multiplied by
7/18 instead of
7/8 and got the
result 770 less
than the actual
result, find the
original number?
6. The volume
and the radius
of both cone and
sphere are equal
, then find the
ratio of height
of the cone to
the diameter of
the sphere?
7. A and B
started a
business with
1500 and 2500
and got a profit
800 rs. Half of
the profit is
shared equally
the remaining is
shared according
to their
investment.
Find their
profits.
8. The
difference
between the
simple interest
and compound
interest for 2
years?
8(a) A: B =2:3
and B: C=5:6
then find A: B:
C
9. An amount of
64 Rs has to
become 125 in 3
years in
compound
interest , find
the rate of
interest?
10. A similar to
the above
problem finds
the time (rate
of interest is
given)
11. The prime
no., which is
greater than 6
when divide by 6
will always
gives the
remainder
Ans: 1 or 5
12. Length of a
rectangle is
increased by 50%
and breadth is
decreased by 25%
what is the
difference in
the area
13. Mr. X
position in a
class is 13th
from first and
17th from last,
and 8th from the
first and 13th
from last in
passed
candidates list,
then how many
candidates
failed in the
exam
14. Two
successive
discounts of 20%
and 15% is equal
to a net
discount of ____
15. A two digit
number is 4
times to its sum
of digits, when
9 is added to
the number, the
digits will get
reversed. Then
what is that
number?
Ans: 12
16. The length
of the following
rectangle is
'4a' and its
breadth is '2a'.
Radius of the
two circles is
'a'. Then find
the ratio of
total area of
the rectangle to
the area not
covered by the
two circles with
in the rectangle
17. A person
starts with the
speed of u/1
kmph and returns
with the speed
of u/2 kmph,
what is his
average speed.
18. A cistern
will be filled
in 9 hrs, but
becoz of an
outlet it is
filled in 10
hrs, if the
cistern is
filled, then how
much time the
outlet takes to
empty the
cistern.
19. In a right
angled triangle
ABC angle B =
90, BM is the
median to AC,
then AB2 + BC2
(in terms of BM)
20. Three
circles with
same radius r
are drawn with
centers as three
vertices of a
triangle. What
is the sum of
areas of the
intersections of
these circles
with the
triangle?
21.
X
men
work for X days
to produce X
products, and
then Y men can
produce Y
products in 
days.
22. The compound
interest for
first and second
years is 200 and
220 on a certain
amount. Find the
sum.
23. Marked price
of a commodity
is 35% above the
cost price. If
he gives a
discount of 15%,
how much he
gains on the
deal.
24.5 mangoes + 4
oranges = 7
mangoes + 1
orange.
Find the ratio
of mango to
orange.
25. A man starts
a work, after
some time some
one joins
him..............like
this
26.
Food
is sufficient
for 100men for
60days. For how
many days the
food is
sufficient for
500men?
27. If 8men 8hrs
per day works
for 8days get
45/ then how
many men
required if the
work is 5hrs per
day for10days
they get 60/?
28. A person
sold an item at
a profit of 12%
.If he sold it
at a loss of 12%
then he would
get Rs.6/ less.
What is the cost
price?
29. (1 ½ /
((3/42/5)/
(2/3+4/5))) *
((2 ¾/
((4/32/5)/
(5/3+6/5)))
(Numbers
different)
30. Avg age of X
number of adults
in a class is
30yrs. If 12 new
adults with avg
age of 32 joined
with them then
the avg age
increases by
one. Find X?
31. A sphere of
radius 2cms is
dropped into a
cylinder of
radius 4 cms
containing water
upto certain
level. The raise
in the water
level is (not
sure)
32. Find the
average of
reciprocals of x
and y:
33. In a school
there are 1000
students in the
year 1999. The
number of
students
increased by 20%
in the year
2000. And it is
increased by 15%
in the year
2001. But it is
decreased by 18%
in 2002. Then
what is the
strength in
2002. (Numbers
may differ)
REASONING
1. Odd man out
a) stem b)
fruits c)
flowers
d) tree e) root
2. 9, , 15,
18, 21, 24 3.
Seating
arrangement (2
puzzles)
4. Books
arrangement
(puzzle) 5.
Flowchart
6. If 3rd day of
a month is
Monday. Then
what is the 5th
day after 21st
of that month?
7. Blood
relation
Paper pattern: 2
Verbal (25
questions),
Quantitative (45
questions),
analytical (30
questions)
For verbal refer
to Barons most
frequently used
words...
Quans : R.S
Agarwal
(Quantitative
Aptitude)...
Analys:
Barons...
Ex.:Ratios and
proportions,
Train problems,
Simple and
Compound
interest, Area
Volume problems,
Ages problem,
Venn Diagram
problems,
Graphical
problems (ex.
Bar
Chart), Seating
arrangement
problem, Flow
Chart.
Next round is
Interview:
Basically a
General
Interview
Questions on ur
Project details,
Questions on
personal
Details....
Brush up ur
subject for safe
purpose...
Paper pattern: 3
Test is in gre
pattern.
Verbal25 q. 15
min.(includes
antonyms,analogies,sentences
etc.)
quants50q30min
anal 50q30
min.
paper is tough.
don't waste
time.
words i remember
are: sequester,
celibate:
marriage
,importunate
in quants:
1.sqrt12+sqrt12+...............upto
infinity.
2. min no. to be
multiplied to 60
to make it
perfect square.
3. ques regar. 9
multiples
4. sphere vol.
uqes.
5. compund
int.and simple
interest based.
Paper pattern: 4
Question pattern
of SYNTEL test
conducted at
COCHIN (SHREDS)
ON 238
2003:
Section I: 25
questions
(ENGLISH) in 15
minutes...
Section II: 45
questions
(QUANTITATIVE)
in 45
minutes....
Section III: 30
questions
(REASONING) in
30 minutes.....
We were first
asked to do
section II and
then section
I.....
SECTION II
QUANTITATIVE
(TIME IS A
SEVERE
CONSTRAINT)
Qn 1.) (this was
the first
question)
Maximum numbers
that can be
formed using all
the 4 digits 6 4
8 1
without
repetition and
which is
divisible by 9.(
ans none)
2.) Find the
number of sides
of a regular
convex polygon
whose angle is
40degrees.
3.) a+b+c=0,
then roots of
ax^2+bx+c=0 is
1.imag 2.real
3.coincidental
4.zero
4.) Difference
b/w the compound
interest and
simple interest
for Rs.2500 for
2 years is
given. Find
the rate of
interest.
5.) There was
one more
question on S.I
and C.I
6.) The minimum
number by which
60 is to be
multiplied to
generate a
square. Ans 15
7.) A monkey
climbs 6 mts and
falls 3mts in
alternate
minutes. Then
time taken to
climb a tree
60metres high?
a. 35 b.37 c.32
d.34 (think the
answer is 37)
8.) (This was
the second last
question) A
bucket contains
z drops. and it
leaks x drops in
t secs.then the
time required to
empty the
bucket(in
minutes)?
9.) 6 pipes fill
or empty the
cistern. find
the number of
emptying pipes
iff it takes
18hrs to fill
and 18 hrs to
empty.... (don't
remember the
question
exactly)
10.) The largest
no: which is a
factor of 1080
and 729?
11.) No: of
spheres of
radius 1 that
can be got from
sphere of radius
(or diameter
don't recall) 8
12.) (Think the
last but three
question)
Traveling at
3/4th the speed
a man is 20
minutes later
then speed is??
13.) There are 6
keys and 6
locks. then
number of
combinations to
be tried out to
get the actual
solution a. 5^6
b.6^5 (don't
remember the
rest)
14.) choosing 2
people out of 10
in how many
combinations can
a particular
person(some
name) be always
included....
15.) from 6
white balls and
7 black balls
probability that
2 balls drawn at
random are of
the same color?
16.) If a sales
man gets
successive gain
of 15% and 20%
then his actual
gain? Ans. 38
17.) A string of
pearls such that
1/3 is lost and
of that 1/4th is
missing,
remaining is 20
then actual
number of
pearls? Ans. 40
18.) A man gets
a gain of x%.
but if he had
sold at twice
the cost price,
what will be his
gain?(question
not sure) a. 2x
b.2002x c.100+x
(not sure of the
options)
19.) A clock was
7mts behind the
actual time on 3
p.m. on
wednesday and 8
mts ahead of
actual time on
(not sure) 4
p.m. friday.
when will it
show the correct
time?
20.) Boat moves
upstream in 6
hrs and covers
the same
distance
downstream in 5
hrs. then speed
of a raft
floating?(accuracy
of question not
sure)
21.) (This was
the last
question) no
idea what it
stands
for........ some
kind of notation
like
S(P(M((D(a,b),2)))(M(S(D(a,b),........options
were
1. ab 2.(ab)^2
3.(a+b)^2 4.none
22.) If x men
working x hrs
per day can do x
units of work in
x days, then y
men working y
hrs/day would be
able to complete
how many units
of work i y
days?
ans. y^3/x^2
(question in
R.S. Agarwal)
23.) (This was a
question in the
first page of
the section II
booklet) a cone
with radius
and height
. a
hemisphere
covers the cone
such that base
of hemisphere
meets that of
the cone.
then the enclose
volume.....(R.S.
Agarwal consists
of similar
questions)
24.) There was
one more
question on
volume and
surface
area.....
25.) 1 Rs, 50 ps
, 25 ps coins
are in the ratio
, then
the number of 50
ps coins if they
sum to Rs.
(similar
question in
R.S.Agarwal)
26.) There was
one more
question on
coins i.e. abt
getting a change
of 10ps and 25
coins for
Rs.(how
many possible
combinations or
so possible)
27.) x/y + y/x =
40/21(don't
remember the
exact value,
believe this is
the one) find x
and y
There were 2
questions on
train and one
was like:
28.) A goods
train starts and
after 2 hrs a
passenger train
at 4km/hr starts
and overtakes
the goods train
after 4 hrs,
then the speed
of goods train?
29.) 15hrs of
boys work=6 hrs
of women's work.
3/5 of the work
is done by
boys and
women. How
much time would
be taken by the
women to
complete the
work?
30.) Using false
weight a man
gains %,
for a k.g. then
he uses a weight
of.....(this
kind of question
has some formula
that can be
found in
R.S.Agarwal)
31.) There was
one question on
L.C.M. and co
primes (don't
remember the
question)
32.) There was
one question on
triangle
33.) A figure
was given a
square with four
corners shaded
and asked to
find the area of
the shaded
portion.... ie
area of
squarearea of
the regular
octagon.....
This is all i
can remember
from section II
SECTION I
ENGLISH (EASY)
PATTERN:
1.) Few
questions on
finding out the
segment of
sentence which
is wrong....
2.) Analogy.
(few i can
remember)
1.)
celebrate::marriage
ans.
lament::bereavement
2.)
bouquet::flowers
ans. chain::link
3.)
germ::disease
ans.
war::destruction
4.) (remember
only the answer)
ans. book::pages
3.) To fill up
the blanks in
the sentences
with the most
appropriate
words.....
4.) to find the
word opposite in
meaning (few qns
i can remember)
1.) equanamity
2.) sequester
3.) dormant
4.) apathetic
SECTION III
REASONING (TIME
IS A CONSTRAINT)
1.) (last
question and the
easiest) a
simple flowchart
whose steps are
as follows.
value of r and h
are given, a and
b=0 m=pi*r*r*h
n=(pi*r*r*h)/3
if (m==n) do
else
b=4*pi*r*h print
a and b [DON'T
REMEMBER IF
condition is
m==n or m<n]
2.) (second last
question this
was also easy)
it was abt a set
of people
talking 4
languages and
then qns were
abt who could
act as a
translator to
whom ........
3.) There were 3
questions based
on an argument
given...
questions were
to find out
which statement
in the
objectives given
could strengthen
the argument or
to weaken the
argument....(bit
confusing)
4.) blood
relationship
question( i
remember all the
statements
given, though
not the
question) 10
people in a
family A B C are
husbands D E F
are wives
altogether there
are only 4
women. each
family can have
atmost 2
children and C
has atleast 1
child. D and G
are related to
A. E
cannot be
related to H and
I and J are not
related.....
5.) (this
consists of the
most confusing
set of
questions) a set
of statements
are given and
then questions
were asked, the
statements were
like All A B C D
E F are Q's All
A's are B's
(better
leave this
question for the
last)
6.) Alice works
on Monday,
Wednesday and
Friday
B does not work
on Wed
C works only on
Tuesday and
someotherday(don't
remember)
D does not work
on Friday
E works on all
days except on
the first Monday
and Thursday
then questions
like who all
will be
available on
which days .....
7.) question
based on venn
diagram given
......read the
question
properly and
then answer
8.) (First
question) abt 4
buses with
different
seating
capacity.and
different
charges. and
questions were
to find out the
minimum number
of trips
required, the
maximum charge,
the second
highest charge
etc....
one more thing:
though they said
abt 50% cutoff
for each
section, for us
THEY HAD
CONSIDERED THE
TOTAL(OUT OF
100) only AND
NOT THE
CUTOFF......
seems they have
changed their
processing
technique......don't
think they are
are going to
change the
questions
atleast for
quite a
while.....so
this being the
latest set,
those preparing
for syntel, i
would suggest u
to peruse
through the
questions and be
ready to answer
them....
remember rate of
answering counts
in a lot for
this test......
Paper pattern: 5
Quantitative,
Analytical,
English lang
testing  the
first 2 lasted
for more than an
hour and the
english test was
for 15 min 
totally 2
hours.Go thr
R.S.Agarwal, and
barrons if u
clear the test u
will have the
interview which
was almost a
general one and
only a very few
techical
questions.... i
dont know
whether the
interview will
be of the same
type for
everyone
Paper pattern: 6
The test
consisted of
three sections
1. English 25
marks 13 cut off
2. Quant 45 qns
23 cutoff
3. Logical
reasoning 30 qns
15 cutoff
English was the
only one tough
in it.
Paper pattern: 7
I attended the
Syntel test on
19th in
Bangalore (
Question paper
set no 2 )
Patteren is same
as set no 1
1.English ( 25
ques, 15 mins)
2. Aptitude.(45
ques, 30 mins)
3. Reasoning and
a flowchart(30
ques, 30 mins)
some of
questions i
rememberd are
===================================
( English)
1
celeberate:marriage::
a.
window:bedroom
b.
lument:barevemant
c. pot:pan d.
face:penalty
2.
neglegent:requirement::
remises:duty
cognet:argument
easy:hard
careful:position
3 Germ:disease::
man:women
doctor:medicine
war:destrustion
shopkeeper:goods
4
bouquet:flower::
skin:body
chain:link
product:factory
page:book
5.letter:word::
club:people
page:book
product:factory
picture:paper
=====================================
select most
oppsite word
from the list
(there are 5
options)
1 sedate answer
= a. unify, b.
inmmunize, c.
recupenate, d.
stimulate, e.
injure
2 sequester
(options not
known)
3 equanimity
4 apathetic
5 dislodge
======================================
some questions
repeated from
aptitude
(earliar)
1 One monkey
climbs a poll at
the rate of
6mts/min and
fell down 3mts
in the
alternately.
Length of the
poll is 60 mts ,
how much time it
will take to
reach the top?
a. 31 b.33 c.37
d.40 (ans: 37)
2 Two successive
discounts of 20%
and 15% is equal
to a net
discount of
.....a 30 b 35 c
d
3 A person
starts with the
speed of u/1
kmph and returns
with
the speed of u/2
kmph, what is
his average
speed.
4. X men work
for X days to
produce X
products, then Y
men can
produce Y
products in 
days.
===========================================
Paper pattern: 8
I am inundated
with the queries
regarding
syntel.i
appeared fo rth
ewalkin in
mumbai.they have
three sections
in written test
viz, verbal,
quantitative and
reasoning. u got
30 mins for each
sectrion.verbal
 35 questions
in 30 mins.
quantitative 
45 questions in
30 mins.
reasoning  30
questions in 30
mins.
cutoff for each
section is 50%
of the questions
in that
section.once u r
thru, u will get
a call for
interview.its
very general
kind of
interview. they
ask about ur
family
background and
personal
questions. they
can ask about ur
final year
project and what
all is mentioned
in ur
resume.technical
questions are
rare, but for
safer side, be
ready for such
questiosn
also.they
normally look
for ur attitude
and confidence
level in
interviews.
Paper pattern: 9
I had applied to
Syntel on july
15th thru a mail
id given in this
group.I got an
admit card &
call to write
the test on July
20th 9am.Many
people had come
to write the
Test....The
classrooms in
all the 3 floors
of the building
got filled.They
first give u
Section2
aptitude60mins(dunno
why they jumbled
the order of
section 1 &
2.)Then they
give Section 1
Verbal15minsLastly,Section
3 Logical
Reasoning.45mins.The
questions are
quite easy,if u
go thru
RSAgarwal u wud
be able to
answer the
questions but
the problem is u
need to be
really really
fast in
answering the
question...Verbal
was also quite
tough u need to
go thru GRE book
I
guess....Logical
Reasoning was
quite cool for
most of the
questions the
choice 'a' was
the answer so
didn;t have to
bother going
thru the other
choices.I wasn't
able to complete
the paper as I
told u Speed is
essential...
To be specific
there were qns
on
"Trains","Compound
Interest"(45
qns in
this),"Time and
Work"(if A does
in so many
days,B does in
so many days how
long will A+B
take
kinds!),"Proportion"(if
u mix so much
sugar in litres
of water what is
the percentage
of sugar in the
soln...!),
a,b are prime
nos, a=b+2 is a
an odd
number(yes/no?)
I think the
answer is Yes.
In Verbal give
antonyms for
waffle,
dissonance,
Chagrin....
Relations: 
Sartorial:
Tailor; Feud:
;
and some fill in
the blanks.
They selected
some 38 ppl for
the Interview by
1.30pm .I got
selected for the
Interview.
Interview was
held the same
day.Interview
was purely HR he
asked questions
like;
Brief me about
what u have done
after ur 12th
What do u
consider as ur
Strengths
What was ur
project on?
What are ur
software skills?
Are u strong in
ur Technical
Skills(I said
yes,he didn't
ask me tech.
qns.)
The placement
was for the
position of
"Programmer",placement
will be in
Mumbai or Pune.
1st one month
will be Training
on
Mainframes,Languages
etc....from 9am
to 11pm!!!!!
Then u wud be
put into live
projects.
Paper pattern:
10
Pattern 3
sections
No Negative
Marking
Section I 
Verbal  25 qns
 15 mins
Section II 
Quantitative
Aptitude  30
qns  45 mins
Section III 
Logical
Reasoning  30
qns  30 mins
Total 85qns  90
Mins
Section  I 
Verbal  25 qns
in 15 mins,
refer Barron's
GRE guide.
Synonyms
Analogies
Fill up the
sentences
Find the Word
that has to be
replaced
Form a Sentence
and find the
last word
Section  II 
Quantitative
Aptitude 30 qns
in 45mins 
please refer
Quantitative
Aptitude by
R.S.Agarwal to
prepare.
few qns i
remember are
1. The highest
Score in an
innings was 3/11
of the total and
the next highest
was 3/11 of the
reminder. If the
scores differed
by 9, find the
total score.
a) 151 b) 161 c)
121 a d) 101 e)
137 Ans: c
2. A boy was
asked to
multiply a
certain number
by 53. He
multiplied it by
35 and got his
answer less than
the correct one
by 1206. Find
the number to be
multiplied.
a) 37 b) 67 a c)
87 d) 97 e) 107
Ans: 67
3. A Problem
like this not
exactly the same
but on same
model.
If the
manufacturer
gains 10 %, the
wholesale dealer
15 % and the
retailer 25 %
then the cost of
Production of a
table, if the
retail price is
Rs.1265
a) 632.50 b) 800
c) 814 d) 834.24
Ans: b
4. A trader
marks his goods
up by 50% and
declares two
successive
discounts of 20%
each. What is
his overall
gain?
a) 10% gain b)
4% gain c) 4%
loss (A) d) 10%
loss e) No loss
No gain
Train Problems 
3 as finding
speed of train,
how many secs it
will cross each
other etc.
Age problems 3
, find mothers
age,fathers age
etc.
Statistics
Problems(probability)
as Athis much ,
BThis Much, A n
Bthis much and
A u B  ?
Angle Problems
which deals with
triangle  3
problems.
Section III 
Logical
reasoning  30
qns in 30 mins
1. Tower of
Hanoi Problem 
Ans : 7
2. problem on
fig. find the
shaded area,
square of size
14cm.. ans: 42
3. problem on
symmetric fig ;;
ans less than
the 1172(check)
.
4. Blood
Relation
Problems  3
5. Then a
passage is given
on blood
relation and 4
qns asked how
many male:ans 4
and few etc.
6. Find odd man
out of the given
series  3
problems pretty
simple put AZ
and number them
126 and then u
can find easily
odd man out.
7. Find the
missing letter 
was a bit tough
to establish
relation  3
problems
8. u have 3
figure based on
the figures ques
asked.. easy
one..
eg: Fig Triangle
means Strong Fig
Square means
Tall Fig Circle
means Fair.
Ques asked is
find the number
that represents
Strong Tall and
Fair persons..
easy one ..
ans : 4
9. Another
question Women,
Sub inspector,
graduates  Ans:
3
10. An Flow
Chart  GIven
Units  250
find final Value
with formulae 
(units*1.25) and
few calculations
like this
Ans:506.25
And two tedious
flow charts
couldn't
remember them
and the answers.
Paper pattern:
11
Thanks for your
support by
sending papers
of Syntel. I had
campus
recuritment
program by
Syntel on last
Saturday. The
test consist of
general
apptitude. I
feel the paper
is very easy. I
was shortlisted
for interview.
Along with me 5
 MCA and 30 B.E
got shorlisted
for interview.
On
Wednesday(9July,2003)
I had interview.
The interview is
only HR. The guy
who interviewed
me was so cool.
He started the
interview with
the question
"Tell me about
urself?" Then,
he asked about
my hobbies,
postive and
negative
qualites. Then
he asked about
"What do u think
to be a good
software
profession?".
Then he asked
about my
project? Nothing
technical. The
interview last
10  15 mins. I
am awaithing for
the result.
Paper pattern:
12
I attened syntel
intv today. It
was purely HR
for me. Not even
one question
from technical
side. There r
about 5 or 6
panels. It is
one to one
interview. Most
of the panels
were like that.
In one panel
they asked
Linked list
programs and
asked them to
give a speech
abt any topic
for 3 minutes.
They rarely ask
tech ques. 1
ques in
microprocessor
was how will U
find a no odd or
even [there is
another method
other than
successive
division which
has got
something to do
with the last
bit of the
number]. For a
EEE student
there was a
question from
House wiring.
On the whole
they measure Ur
communication
skills and
ability to work
in a team.
Prepare for ques
like where U c
urself in 5
years from now,
wat is Ur
hobbies, How was
ur project team,
wat difficulties
U faced in Ur
project group
and how U
overcome those
etc. Be prepared
to explain Ur
project clearly.
The interview
was very
friendly. All
the best for
those going to
attend the
interview


