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iGate Placement Paper - Technical Questions from previous years


The written test paper consists of 2 sections:

1. Technical
2. Non Technical

Technical Questions:

1. What do you understand by 1 nibble?

2. Represent 1024 in hexadecimal and octal terms.

3. What is the role of a compiler?

4. Is Fortran used as a scientific language? - True/ False

5. In windows NT what does NT stand for?

6. Which of these cannot be considered as an input device?

A. Keyboard
B. CD Disk
C. Mouse
D. Light pen

7. Which of these cannot be considered as a pointing device?

A. Mouse
B. Light pen
C. Joystick
D. None

8. Who is considered as the father of computer?

9. Power PC is a product of? (Multiple options correct)

A. Microsoft
B. IBM
C. Motorola
D. Intel
E. Apple

10. Name the first supercomputer built in India. 

11. Which of the following companies does not manufacture chips?

A. Intel 
B. HP
C. Motorola
D. Microsoft

12. Give the abbreviations for the following:

LAN –
WAN –
FDD – 
BIT –
DMA –

13. Information may be considered as?

A. Message
B. Data
C. Processed Data
D. None of the above

14. Which of the following cannot be considered as networking?

A. Internet
B. Ethernet
C. Arcnet
D. None

15. One gigabyte is the measure of what?

A. 2^30 bytes
B. 2^20 bytes
C. 2^10 bytes
D. None

16. Oracle is a relational Data base ____________ system.

17. In oracle what does a table mean?

18. What do you mean by a Queue?

19. What do you mean by Stack?


20. What processor was used in the first IBM powered PC?

A. 8086
B. Zig4
C. Intel
D. 8088

21. List 2 differences between 80286 and 80287.

22. In bubble sort what is the number of comparisons required?

23. In binary comparison what is the total number of comparisons of an item in 100 items?

A. 25
B. 50
C. 100
D. 10

24. What are the numbers of entry values present ideally in a subroutine?

25. Which of these does not form a storage device?

A. Printer
B. CD ROM
C. Disk
D. None of these

26. Char S;
Char S[6] = “Hello”;
Printf(“%s”,S[6]);

What is the output of this program?

27. How many times will the loop of the below program run?

28. What is the output of the following program?

29. What is the output of the following program? 

30. What is the output of the following program?

31. Find (int x, int y)
{return ((x call find(a, find (a,b))} 

Is used to find

A. Maximum of a,b
B. Minimum of a,b
C. Positive difference of a,b
D. Sum of a,b

32. An integer needs 2 bytes, the maximum value of that unsigned integer can be?

A. 2^16 – 1
B. 2^15 – 1
C. 2^8 – 1
D. 2^16

33. If y is an integer type, then the given expressions

3 * (y-8)/9 and (y-8)/9*3 will give rise to

A. Same value
B. Different values
C. May or may not yield same values
D. None of these

34. 5 – 2 – 3 * 5 – 2 will give its output as 18 if and only if

A. – is considered as left associative and * has a positive precedence over –
B. –is considered as right associative and – has precedence over *
C. – is considered as right associative and * has precedence over –
D. None


35. Printf(“%f”9/5)

Will print

A. 1.8
B. 2.0
C. 1.0
D. None of the above

36. The process by which one bit pattern is submerged into another by means of bit wise operation is called 

A. Chopping
B. Pruning
C. Biting 
D. Masking

37. What does scanf function do?

A. Compilation of error
B. Terminates reading input in many lines
C. Both 
D. None

38. Ceil(-2.8) = ?

A. 0
B. -3
C. -2
D. 2

39. Main ()
{
Printf(“%u”,main());
}

A. Infinite loop
B. Execution Error
C. Print garbage
D. None

40. Consider two functions scanf and sscanf.

A. In C there is no traditional function called sscanf
B. Sscanf is equivalent to scanf() except input characters are made from sting s
C. Sscanf is totally comparable to scanf
D. None of the above

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