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Sapient Placement Paper 1



Sapient Paper

The test contained 3 questions: 

1. design a class diagram or date model for this 

A company has some clients and some officers. Also it 
has some rooms to be used for meetings between client 
and officers. one officer is responsible for each 
room. and room has unique room id. a meeting will be 
aranged only when the officer and client are free and 
room is also free. the officer and clients must be 
registered to the system which will give them unique 
email ids. arrange the meetings. dont write ode. 

2. write a program to find the occurance of charachers 
'!', '$' '?' '.' ',' etc. Also write a function to 
replace all odd occurance of '?' to '.'. 

3. there was a given program to insert a value at the 
proper postion in a doubly linked list. there was some 
logical error in that due to which it was not working 
properly. find out that error. it was easy. 

Sapient test 2nd round 

This is also technical round .Duration 1hr 
You have to write two programs .in any language .preferably c++ and java.

Program 1.
Name : Post - mails
Some conditions are given like if you cover some distance you have to pay this amount , if postal weight is this then u have to pay this amount .
Thus five to six conditions are given , you have to write the program to get the distance of post � mail / sort / print / the result .
Very simple program just use if and else loop .
Given : getdistance() is function which gives you the distance between two cities.

Program 2 
Name : compress and decompress the string .

One string is given like : aaabbbbbcddddeeee 
You hav to compress the string like a3b5c1d4e4

And it may happen while transferring the compress string some non alphanumeric characters can add in compressed string so compressed string can become a@3b%5c*1d$4e4 like this you have to remove this extra characters.

Those who cleared this test hav technical interview round

Technical interview : 
50 minutes technical interview .
10 min:Debugging
q1 .They had given me one program for debugging. The program is in java .and don�t hav any syntax error. Just logical error.

10 min : 
Then told me to correct the mistake I had done in 2nd round answer paper.

10 min :
About My project 

10 min :
curriculum /academic subjects .
10 min :
Extra activity � like IEEE membership / achievements / seminars / paper presentation / competitions etc.

5 min: 


part 1. They gave a Java Program to convert the numeric to Words, and there was a bug in it. we have to solve it and give the comments. There is no Syntax error but only the logical error.
The program compiles without errors and runs, but the desired output is not got. for example
Input: 456
Output : four hundred and fifty six (correct)

Input :14000
Output : hundred and fourteen thousand.(wrong)
Desired output : fourteen hundred thousand.

Input :235126
output : hundred and two hundred and thirtyfive thousand hundred and one hundred and twenty six(wrong)

I am not much clear about the question but frame it out.(15 minutes)

part 2. you have to write a program to calculate the sales price of the product for a given conditions. it is very simple.(20 minutes)

part 3. You need to create a class diagram or data model for the given requirements. the requirement is as follows
In a village there are only few families and there were only one newspaper/magazine agent.
there are lot of news paper and magazine available and every month a new magazine or newspaper it introduced.
Every family is getting at least one newspaper or magazine.
Every month at the end the cost is calculated and collected.
Suppose if a family wants to cancel the subscription, they should be able to do it at any day of the month.
The family should be billed only for the days which they got the newspaper or magazine.

The agent plans to buy a computer and proceed. Please create a class diagram or data model which helps him in developing a new software for it. Do not write the code or Flowchart.(25 minutes)

part 4. Please describe in 50 words. explain a situation in which you helped a person to excel in life in the field which you are more familiar and the person is nil about it.(3 minutes)

Sapient Paper

round1: write 2 programs on paper in 1 hour 
.based on chair char in trains function to
allot seats to people with some conditions like try to
give them consecutives one etc
.based on strings like give string remove
toxic words like stupid etc by ###
round2: write 2 programs on paper in 1 hour

.based on postal system,how to decide the amt
payable to companies sending post everyday, sorting
them,discount and many more requirements.
.to compress the data send across the company
and filter out the corrupted data.
round3: technical discussion for abt 45 mins on 2
programs of round 2
additional 2 programs to seach an element
immediately gr8r then all present in an array without
and a modified version of it to handle all
error conditions. etc
what questions I have
round4: behavioual interview 1(HR) for abt 45 mins
tell abt urself
describe deployment of one full project any
why sapient
what can u bring on table
conflicts in team and how were they ressolved
what questions I have
round4: behavioual interview2(HR) for abt 30 mins
similar to round3
{one extra question based on ur technological
skills one thing u want to do to change the nation
what questions I have 
round5: Director's meeting(HR) for abt 15 mins
Describe abt all the ppl u have met earlier in
the process
What questions I have + what I know abt
round6: President's meeting for abt 10 mins + close of
process including all negotiations
round7: final meeting where u get the offer cum
joining letter



1) Write a program for the problem: the array of 
inetegers indicating the marks of the students is 
given, U have to calculate the percentile of the 
students aaccording to this rule: the percentile of a 
student is the %of no of student having marks less 
then him. For eg: 

Student Marks 
A 12 
B 60 
C 80 
D 71 
E 30 
F 45 

percentile of C = 5/5 *100 = 100 (out of 5 students 5 
are having marks less then him) 

percentile of B = 3/5*100 = 60% (out of 5, 3 have 
markses less then him) 

percentile of A = 0/5*100 = 0%. 

2) The code was given for a problem and u have to 
identitfy the logical error in it. That was simple. 
The code was to merge the Danagrams of 2 words. The 
danagram of a word is the letters of word arranfed in 
sequential order. eg danagram of abhinav is aabhinv. 
merging of danamagram is to merge the danagrams of 2 
or more words such that the highest no of occurance 
are coming for each alphabet.eg 

merging of aabhinv and abbhhixz is aabbhhinvxz. 

Technical interview: 

discussion on the written paper. how did u solved the 
problem? expain him about that. small discussion on yr 
project for a while. simple techinal questions related 
to project. simple langugae question : Collections in 
java.. types of joins in SQL. if u want to ask 
something about sapient etc? 

HINT: ask something good. eg kind of projecst they are 
doing.. processes they follow .. how do they capture 
the requirements .. etc.. 

Business Inteview: 

Hr inteview.. behaviorial questions.. how will u react 
in some conditions.. how how did u reacted.. 
1) give an example when yr boss is not aggreed with u. 
what did u do? 
2) give an example when u had a clash with yr peer. 
what did u do? 
3) give an example when u faced some ambigious 
situation.(when u are not understanding the things 
properly ) what did u do? 
4) give an example when u faced some stressful 
situation.what did u do? 
5) did u make some decision of yr own to carray out 
something. and suggested this to yr boss and yr boss 


what do u want to ask. 

HINT : ask some good ques. like how open the 
envrionment is? is a junior person part of design?? 
what is the responsibility of a member for the proper 
working of project? 

Busines Interview 2 

This was more of type 2 only. but they will tell about 
sapient. and u may ask as many quest as u want. now u 
can again ask the same ques ased in previous 2 

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