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iGATE PAPER & INTERVIEW - 22 JUL 2008 - HYDERABAD


Hai Friends



I am Dinesh Reddy Kasu and I appeared in a iGATE placement recruitment drive  held in our college "Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, Banjarahills"  from 22 to 23rd   july 2008
   

   
I am very  happy that I finally got placement after some  (Infosys, Accenture, Oracle, Maq) rejections. So all of u who are feeling  dishearted cheerup.. because it is all matter of luck... every one would get a  chance.. this is my 5th company.. Finally selected 27 and I am in those selected  students.. Thanks to God..
   

   
The selection procedure consists of 4 Rounds.
   
1) Written  Test(English20+Reasoning15+Quant15)duration--1hour...
   
2) Technical  Interview
   
3) Technical  Interview
   
4) HR  Interview
   

   
1) Written Exam



   
English (20q):
   
    (1 to 5  Q)----Comprehension...Very Very easy...everybody will get 5 out 5.
   
                              1st read the  question and then check for this in paragraphs..
   

   
    (6  to  8Q)----Fill in the  Blanks(prepositions**a,an,the)
   

   
    I  suggest these books friends to clear 6to 8q and 14 to 16q ....
   

   
     Essential English Grammar by Cambridge University  Press(Raymond Murphy)**Orange Color Book..and Lonman dictionary of Common  Errors by pearson education.(ND turton, jb heaton)**Blue Color Book...if u have  any cat book (ims or CareerForum (i studied)...)...read from that..ok.
   

   
     (9 to  11Q)---Antonyms (difficult)
   

   
     (12 to  13Q)---Synonyms (difficult)...
   
But already who ever practiced theGre and Cat books  can get the correct answers  for antonyms  and synonyms..(me also)
   

   
    (14 to  16Q)---sentence Correction(easy)..
   

   
    (17 to  20Q)---Sequence Formation.(easy)
   
                        4 sentences  will be given..u need to form sequence(ABCD,,,DCBA,,,CDBA..etc)
   

   
Reasoning (15q): Rs agarwal reasoning
   
 (21 to  23q)---Syllogisms(easy)
   

   
 (24 to  27q)--- puzzles
   

   
 (28 to  30q)---classification of diagrams(odd)
   

   
 (31 to  35q)---Concentration questions
   

   
  Quant(15q)RS agarwal quant
   

   
 36 to  37q---time and distance
   

   
 38 to  39q---profit and loss
   

   
 40 to  41q---time and work
   

   
  42 t043q  ---age problems
   

   
  44 to  45q---mixture and allegations
   

   
  46 to  47q---Simple interest and compund interest
   

   
  48 to  49q---shares
   

   
   50q--simple caculation
   





   
2) Technical Interview-1
   

   
   Dinesh:  May i come in Sir??
   
   sir: pls  come in
   

   
   sir:pls  be seated
   
   dinesh: i  kept my file on the floor(do not keep on the table till ask ur file)
   

   
   sir:Tell  me about ur self?
   
   dinesh:  said.
   

   
   (Please  fill the company application form properly..and u need to remember everything)
   

   
  sir: What  do u do apart from ur  academics when u r free?
   
   dinesh:said that i used to teach maths in tutions...and  taught hindi, english for 10 th class students...
   

   
  sir:  ok,,good..what is the value of ln64??
   
  dinesh: 6  sir....(he gave this problem beacuse of my above answer)
   

   
  sir: How c  program will be executed??
   
  dinesh:  explained using example..
   

   
  sir: tell  me some dbms packages??
   
  dinesh:  oracle 9i, oracle 10g
   

   
  sir: what  else??
   
   dinesh:oracle 8i and recently oracle 11g also sir..
   

   
 sir: apart  from oracle??
   
 dinesh:  sorry sir, i do not ahave any idea
   

   
 sir:  firfox,dd...etc.
   
 dinesh :ok  sir
   

   
  sir:difference between compiler and iterpreter?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 sir:what  are the operations in stack and queue?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 sir:where  we use double linked list concept?
   
  dinesh:binary search tree..i explained it
   

   
  sir:well..what is preprocessor?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 sir: tell  me some header file?
   
 dinesh:  stdio.h, string.h, conio.h
   

   
 sir:what  else?
   
  dinesh:maths.h(but i pronounced it as mass)
   

   
 so,sir  asked me to write it on paper....
   
 dinesh:i  wrote it as math.h
   

   
 sir:  ok..sir laughed at me..
   
 dinesh: i  too laughed..
   

   
 sir:give  difference between graphs and spanning tree?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 sir:what  are the operations in stack and queue?
   
  dinesh:said.
   

   
 sir:explain  the bredth first search tree using stacks?
   
 dinesh:i  explained
   

   
 sir: what  is rdbms?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 sir:what is  sql?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
sir:what r  the traversal techniques?
   
dinesh:said
   

   
 sir:explain  the pointer with an example?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 so..finally  i got impressed by my answers..aand he as
   

   
 sir: u  answered most of my questions///well
   
  dinesh:thank u sir
   

   
 i do not  know. ..suddenly he started to ask hr questions...
   

   
 sir:how much  is the freshers salary in iGATE?
   
 dinesh:i  said ppt was not given..
   

   
 sir:he  laughed and asked to tell general salary in all comanies?
   
 dinesh: I  said 2.7 to 3 per year
   

   
 sir:tell me  your strenghts?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 sir: when  will u marry?
   
 dinesh: i  said that after 3 years//
   

   
 sir:why  after 3 years?? now u will get job?? u donot marry??
   
 dinesh:no  sir, I kept some goals for myself..then only...blaa.bla...
   

   
  sir:ok..what is succes?
   
 dinesh: i  said related to (myself and family ,,, organization,,,,,society)
   

   
 sir:how  will u be helpful for organization and society?
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 sir: how  much salary will u expect after 2 years? (he did not forget about salary...still  asking)
   
 dinesh:  above 4.8 sir
   

   
sir: I need  range ...is that between 4.8 and 5 or  above 4.8
   
dinesh:  between 4.8 and 5
   

   
sir: which  position u want after 4 years?
   
dinesh: said  that team leader..
   

   
sir:ok.well...u r the only son..
   
dinesh:yes  sir...(every interviewer asked this question ...because i mentioned in  application form as I do not have any siblings)
   

   
sir:ok..dinesh..please wait outside...
   
dinesh:thank  u sir..
   

   
one boy came  near to me and said that I got selected for second Technical round (it was  around 6pm)
   

   
***due to power problem in  College,, next 2 rounds were conducted in IGATE   Office-Hyderabad (jublihills) on next day***
   





   
3) 2nd  Technical Round
   

   
 sir: write  algorithm by using single input and print numbers in the form of 198 or 561
   
 dinesh : i  explained it using i post increment procedure
   

   
 sir:  explain the forienkey using example?
   
dinesh:said
   

   
sir: do this  profit and loss problem??(from written test paper)
   
dinesh:it  was lenghty...so i did not solve it..and i said that i used formula
   

   
sir:ok..diffrence between fprintf and fscanf?
   
dinesh:said
   

   
sir:gave  some query??and asked me to find some errors in that??
   
dinesh:i  found only some errors..
   

   
sir:ok,, difference between C and C++?
   
dinesh:said
   

   
sir: he read  my resume and application form and asked that u r the only son??
   
dinesh:yes  sir
   

   
sir:ok, please wait outside..
   
dinesh:thank  u sir..
   



   
4) HR  Round
   
 madam: good  morning ..dinesh
   
 dinesh:gd  mrg madam
   

   
 madam: tell me what have felt coming to company?
   
   dinesh:said
   

   
 madam:tell  me about urself??
   
 dinesh:said
   

   
 madam:did u  do any project??
   
 dinesh:said  that i will have it in 4thyear-2sem
   

   
  madam:so  on whichone will u do in your 4--2(i mean platform??)
   
  dinesh:  said java or dotnet
   

   
   madam:ok.suppose i am client..i know dotnet..but i dont know java..how  can u convince me to learn java ??
   
 dinesh:  said..but she said that she was not satisfied with my answer..
   

   
madam:what  is ur eamcet  rank??
   
dinesh:said..(she wrote it on my  resume..because i did not mention it)
   

   
madam:do u  have anyone working in igate??
   
dinesh: said (she already knows it.. because i mentioned it in resume)
   

   
madam:which  relation do u with him?
   
dinesh:said
   

   
madam:how  long will u work for igate??
   
dinesh:said
   

   
madam:how  can u mark ur self  on communication scale??
   
dinesh: i  said 5.
   

   
madam: why  have not u been selected  in other  companies before iGATE?
   
 dinesh:in  infosys(wt), accenture(wt, gd, tech, hr rejected...), maq (wt, gd round, tech rejected), oracle.(30%..cutoff was 35%) 
   
madam:what  is your aim??
   
dinesh:said
   

   
madam:what  will u become after 5 years??
   
dinesh:said
   

   
madam:i will  recruyit you for testing???will u do it ??
   
dinesh:said  that ok..
   

   
madam:tell  me about igate??
   
dinesh: said  that mastech was renamed as iGATE...(50thtop black book)
   

   
madam:founded in 1980 or not??
   
dinesh:1980
   

   
madam:renamed in 2000??
   
dinesh:yes madam
   

   
madam: 50 th rank on book?? or board???
   
dinesh:book
   

   
madam:we did not give the ppt due to power  porblem..from where did u know all these??
   
dinesh:website
   

   
madam:ok..suppose you been selected in  google???which one will u prefer??
   
dinesh:igate..
   

   
madam:why??
   
dinesh:like hometown...if i got job in vijayawada and hyderabad?? i  prefer vij only
   

   
madam:ok, well...if it is after 6 years????
   
dinesh:igate..only madam..
   

   
madam:why???
   
dinesh:iam very comfortable with this company///
   

   
madam:what you think that will you be selected for  igate or not???
   
dinesh:i said just ok...
   

   
madam:what are your subjects
   
dinesh:dbms, c, c++
   

   
madam:you did not learn anything outside?
   
dinesh:no madam..
   

   
madam:you r the only son....
   
dinesh:she is very   friendly..so asked her that why madam in every i got same question???
   

   
madam:dinesh...only one means (...to know about ur  interpersonal skills)
   
dinesh: beacuse of my lonelyness at home, i am  friendly with everybody... madam I said that when i was studying 1oth class in  bhashyam.. I had most of the friends from my 7th class and 8th class...in  inter also..and now in hderabad (neighbours) but i said that i know only some  juniors in my engineering college due to different community...
   

   
madam:ok.dinesh..well..do you have any questions??
   
dinesh: do i need to do any work madam ..before  getting into iGATE ?
   

   
madam: she gave some suggestions and said about  training for 3 months///
   
dinesh:ok ..
   

   
madam:dinesh ..we will send ur  results to ur  placement cell (college) by today evening or tomorrow..
   
dinesh:thank u madam..
   

   
madam:ok..thank you..dinesh
   

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