Syntel Placement Paper-2004

There are three sections :

verbal 25 questions 20 minutes

quntitative 45 questions 45 minutes

logical ability 25 questions 25 minutes

questions are easy.i am writing some of the questions that i could

remember.

1. find out the three digit number whose second digit is equal to

the sum of first digit and third digit and when first digit and

second digit are exchanged it gives a difference of 99 from the

origional number.

ans: 253

2.10 years ago the father was 7times older than his son.2 years

hence 2 times the fathers age will be 5 times the sons age.what

are there present age.

ans:38,14

3.sum of the age of mother and daughter is 63......

ans: 43

4.3 prizes r being distributed to 10 persons.a person can take any

number of prizes.how many ways it can be done?

5. a person deposites his 20000 rs at 5% and 4% and at the end he

gains 918 rs.find out the money he deposited on these

persentages.

6.35 persons likes horror movies,25 persons like romantic movies,5

don't like any of them.how many do see both ?

7.if there r 21 spokes in a wheel then how many spaces r there in

between.

8.two flow charts are given(12 questions r based on this)second

flow chart is easier.

9.some conditions are given u can form a family tree with the help

of this.

ans: 4 male members,three children etc..

10. u have to find out the shaded area(remeber 14 cm)

ans: 14*14-22/7(7)^2

11. u have to find area of shaded region(remember 144 or 142cm)

ans: if it is 144

(72*72)+2(22/7)(36)^2

square circles

12: two questions are given on relations.perhaps first one is

wrong

ans: (second one) niece

13. paw:cat::hoof: ?

ans: horse

14. lion:cub::colt: ?

ans:stallion

15:errat:books::flaw: ?

a) manuscript b)speech c)metal d)....

16. ling:lukewarm::

a)cold:freeze

b)cold:hot

c)freezing:cold

d)

16.A person deposits Rs.4000(i am not sure of number) at the rate

of 3.75% per annum.After six months,he withdrew Rs.2000(for example).He

withdrew remaining at the end of one year.Howmuch did he earn?

17.milk and water are mixed in the rario 5:4(for example) and they

form 20 litres, out of which 4 litres are removed and 5 litres of

milk is added.what is the ratio now?

18.In a class 75% of students pass in maths and 65% in science

and 15% fail in both.howmany students passes in both?

Out of 30 people, 5(including me) cleared the written test.

The test pattern was similar to that of previous papers(GRE/GMAT pattern).

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Part 1: (Verbal/English, 25 Q - 15 min)

This was cool.

All Antonyms, Analogies got repeated from previous papers.

Antonyms:

1)equanimity

2)sequester

3)apathetic

4)dislodge

5)sedate

Analogies:

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

Bottom Line:

Time is sufficient.

No special preparation needed (provided u r good enough)

Just gaze thru previous papers' antonyms & analogies

Sentence completion & fill ups are easy.

Instead of mugging up antonyms, I personally recommend u to read Synonyms, so that u can easily locate their opposites. (U can refer TCS papers also if needed)

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Part 2: (Quantitative Aptitude, 45 Q - 30 min)

This was tough.

Repeated Q's:

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)

X men work for X days to produce X products, then Y men can produce Y products in - - - - days. (ans: y^3/x^2)

successive discounts problem

sqrt(12 + sqrt(12) + ((sqrt(12) +......................infinity) = ? (ans: 4)

6 locks & 6 keys (permutation) problem

Other Q's:

consider a square ABCD, in which E is the mid-point of BC & F is that of CD. Now find the ratio of area of triangle AEF to the area of square ABCD. (ans: 3/8)

Do not remember rest of the them.

Bottom Line:

This section makes the difference.

Special preparation is mandatory.

Try to solve problems of every type from R.S. Agarwal

Leave complex Q's & proceed forward.

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Part 3: (Reasoning, 30 Q - 30 min)

This was 50 - 50

I confidently solved around 16 of them.

1)There are 4 buses - A,B,C,D. There are 220 students in a school.

A can carry 60 students. B can carry 50 students. C can carry 40 students. D can carry 35 students

Cost of travelling in the 4 buses were given, A - 160 , B- 140, C- 125 , D- 95 (not exact values)

a) Find the bus combinations, so that all the students can be carried in the minimum cost

(One can use any no. of buses of a particular type)

b) Find the min. no. of buses required to carry all students

etc.

2) ( not exact )

P speakes Italian & French

Q speakes Spanish & English

R speakes Italian & German

S speakes Spanish & French

T speakes English & German

etc.

Find a) Mediator between P & Q

b) Most popular language

etc

3) All P's are Q's

some R's are not C's

Some C's are P's

& so on ( 5 Q's based on these facts)

4) One Logical Venn diagram problem

5) One simple flow chart