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BIRLASOFT PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 13 MAR 2007 - RAJPURA



Hi  Friends    
This is Neha Narula,  pre-final year (CSE) student. 
   
Finally I got thru  BIRLASOFT
       
TYPE        : JOINT  CAMPUS
 VENUE     :  Chitkara Instiute,Rajpura
   
DATE        :  13March, 2007


   
Whole procedure consisted of 3 rounds
   
1) Written test
   
2) Group Discussion
   
3) Technical cum HR Interview
   

   

   
WRITTEN TEST
   
Consisted of 50 questions to be completed in an hour……I took 50 mins really  surprised….thought I wont clear the paper
   
There was negative marking of.25 
   

   
1)20-technical
   
              Mainly java and DBMS theoretical  questions
   
              2 questions from Software  engineering
   
2)20-Quantitative aptitude 
   
              2-3 quests decimal to hexadecimal and octal
   
              Mixture and allegation
   
              Percentage 
   
                       Q  gain 50%, loss 50%.find total loss percent
   
                 Average
   
     Very simple, basic level quest in this section  RS Aggarwal is sufficient for this section
   
3)10-English
   
               3-4 Vocabulary
   
                        Q  synonym for Amenities
   
                                 Ans Facilities
   
                           Q antonym to autonomous      
   
                                 Ans dependent    
   
                2-3 wrong Sentence questions                
   
               2-3 idioms and phrases
   
                      Q “if winters come, can  spring be far behind”….what does it mean?
   
                           Q chicken hearted stands for kind hearted or weak hearted or…….
   

   
               
   
GROUP DISCUSSION
   
On the same day at about 8-8.30 p.m
   
Our topic of motion was  ‘’If RAKHI SAVANT WOULD  BE THE PRIME MINISTER OFINDIA   
   
Other topics were”MALIKA SHERAWAT in kajrare song”
   
                    “Should international Men’s day be celebrated?”
   

   
He was judging not only  our communication skills but also 
   
Our body language 
   
And if we were  listening to other group members or not 
   
Don’t speak only for  speaking............u must have logical point
   

   
In our panel there was cool  guy ………he asked every one to conclude the GD which showed whether we were  listening or not
   
Our GD was not mass  elimination round …..…7 out of 10 were selected……he said…..that was the best GD  he ever had.
   

   
And FinallyINTERVIEW
   
On the next day
   
Firstly we had a  PPT……must for HR
   
PPT at 9 a.m
   
Then I was called for  interview at about 1   p.m
   

   
In My panel ……two guys……one for HR and other for TECHNICAL
   

   
Me: May I come in sir.
   
Sir1: come in
   

   
Me: A very gud after noon sir.
   
Sir2: Gud after noon
   

   
Tip:-don’t  dare to sit till ask to do so.
   

   
Sir2: Have a seat
   
Me: Thank u sir
   

   
Sir2: Can I have ur CV.
   
Me: I Was told earlier to paste a photo on CV and took  it separately in hand, out of file.
   
      So just gave him.
   

   
Sir1: hmmm…NEHA NARULA.Are  u some what related to nirula’s? 
   
Me:   no Sir
   

   
Sir2: He asked me about my training at CONVERGYS.
   
Me: I explained  him all……blahblah. And added this training was beyond my curriculum.
   

   
Sir2: beyond curriculum? But this training program was  in ur  curriculum 
   
Me: Sir,this one month training was not in my  curriculum…..i had undergone one more   training at……..as mentioned in my CV
   

   
Sir2: So what u did there?
   
Me: Again explained him all….blahblah 
   

   
Sir1: k, what languages u knw?
   
Me: c/c++,core java
   
Sir1: He asked me about java…its features?  
   
Me: I said polymorphism, inheritance,encapsulation..blahblah…..he  asked me to explain all.
   
       I explained polymorphism, inheritance.
   

   
Sir1: He interrupted me and asked what u said about  encapsulation?
   
Me: I think he  was checking my presence of my mind .coz I hadn’t explained encapsulation      
   
       then. I said I havn’t….blahblah.
   

   
Sir1: oh! Dat polymorphism  
   
Me: then I explain all again with function overloading  and operator overloading…then I said oh sory….java doesn’t support operator overloading.  he was really impressed
   

   
Sir2: k,what is overriding?
   
Me: I  forgot…..so I said,,,,,,,,,not being able to recollect
   

   
Sir2: It is related to inheritance.
   
Me: sorry sir
   

   
Sir1: Difference between DBMS and RDBMS,,,,Ms access is  RDBMS and DBMS?
   
Me: Explained all…….though I was not sure about ms  access, but I sad Ms Access is DBMS.
   

   
Sir1: Have u done any language beyond ur curriculum?
   
Me: Yes Sir, Core java and SQL
   

   
Sir1: SQL….k what is SQL?
   
Me: sequential query language 
   

   
Sir1: Sequential or structured?
   
Me: Sir I read 3-4 full forms of SQL…..i don’t knw wich  one is true yet.
   
     Again a smile 
   
   I was soooooooo confident that he  was really really impreseed
   

   
Sir1: Which buk u followed?
   
Me: Again I forgot……then I said Navathe….though I  followed Korth.
   

   
Sir2: siblings?
   
Me:blabla
   

   
Sir1: Why Birlasoft?
   
Me: with a pause,,,,,I said there is an ample scope for  an individual to grow coz the company provides extensive training in technical  and soft skills,,,,,,,,,,SEI CMMI level 5 company,,,,,,,ISO certified ………..all  from PPT
   

   
Tip: must prepare for
   
Questions  like …why this company?
   
                 Why I hire u? (Don’t b  arrogant here) 
   

   

   
Sir1: ok! U have any prob if I send u to Chennai?
   
Me: NO SIR
   

   
Sir1: night Shift?
   
Me : NO SIR
   

   
Sir1: ur  parents will allow…blahblah
   
Me: yes sir,,,,,my and my sis’s career is the primitive  priority of my family
   

   
Sir1: in which sec u wan go development or maintainence
   
Me: development sir
   

   
Sir2: but we will send u in maintainence
   
Me: k Sir
   

   
Sir1: u don’t hav a job then don’t say its ok…;)
   
Me: no sir it’s not like that
   

   
Sir2: I think she might not knowing about development or  maintenance…..
   
Me: J  not exactly sir
   

   
Sir1: k,  would u like to ask something?
   

   
Me: What are the ongoing projects?
   
Sir1: Lots of project……..
   

   
Me: what challenges I will be facing at birlasoft?
   
Sir1:…………………………………… don’t remember what he  said.
   

   
Sir2: ok Neha u can go now

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