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SYNTEL PAPER
SECTION I: 25 QUESTIONS (ENGLISH) IN 15 MINUTES
SECTION II: 45 QUESTIONS (QUANTITATIVE) IN 45 MINUTES
SECTION III: 30 QUESTONS (REASONING) IN 30 MINUTES
SECTION II
QUANTITATIVE
SYNTEL Latest Fresher Engineer Placement Sample Question Paper 1
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)? Ans zt/x
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)Travelling 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? Ans 36
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
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.) Equanimity
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 conditon 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....
TOTAL 1hr 15min duration.
Ist section English.... fill in the blanks,Antonyms
Sequester(permission to mingle),sedate,equanimity,dislodge..same
set as previous..15min...25 Q's
2nd section Quantitative....50q's 20 min....this was the tough
part..time is the amin constraint....some were repeated q's
...go thru al;l the sampe papers & R.S Aggarwal.. but it is not
enough some tough q's were ther 34 q's were repeated twice so
do them u will score 10q's easily.leave the tough one's ....just
60% will get u an inteview call.
3r section Reasoning ...again time is the constraint...but stick
to the q's & dont jump over for the next ones's ...if possible
start frm back.
1.4..buses,capacity ...rate...min cost,no:of buses...
2.110 members a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,....3wives....3
hubby...4children...
3.newspaper....
4.languages...translators...
5.flowchart....very easy.
all the q's r from gre barrons...but some figures were changed.
this is all i remember...
its easy...keep ur cool & do ur best...just 60& in each section
is more than enough...
the intake is huge...
70 were called for interview...
interview was cool... mostly HR... & technical...touched almost
every topic...cobol,datastructures,java,languages,database but
not in detail...


