Syntel Interview Experience for Freshers : Placement Papers

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Company Name:   Syntel

Interview Location: Pune

The first round was the aptitude test
In the aptitude,
90 questions.
30 on Analytical Reasoning,
30 on Numerical Reasoning (mathematical aptitude),
30 on Verbal Reasoning (grammar),
60 mins,
No negative marking,
One mark per question,
5 options per question (this was unusual).

Analytical:

There were questions on family-relation, coding-decoding, SAINT/LIAR, number series

Numerical:
3 questions on average, time and distance, profit and loss; 2 on work and time, mixtures, train.Questions on Pipes, Ratio, HCF, Simple interest, Compound interest, Simplification, Area.

Verbal:
5 questions on correct words in the blank space, 5 questions on synonyms, 2 on antonyms, 5 questions on correct order of sentences, 5 questions on spotting errors, 8 questions on a passage.


Group Discussion:
In GD, the topic was 'Who is a better captain, Ricky Ponting or Saurav Ganguly'.
Girls, please don't panic if you know nothing about Cricket.

Since all 10 participants of the group were boys, the invigilator, after a mutual agreement with us, gave us the topic.

Best part of the GD was that the invigilator had asked us to be aggressive since it was an all boys group. We listened to him.

I talked thrice for 20 secs each with a good firm voice and got rapt attention from others. Though I had an option to be aggressive, I chose to be within limits.

Don't get carried away. It may be a trap.

If you are interrupted, keep saying 'please let me complete, please listen to me for a while'. Being aggressive does not mean speaking on top of your voice and lose your temper. Remember, its still a discussion, not a fight.

There were some good speakers in the group. Hence 7 out of 10 got selected including me.

 Technical Round:
In tech, they usually asked me about my B.Tech Project (So prepare you project in depth) , some OOPS concepts, basics of C++, some Database concepts

* Introduction (in between he was going through my Resume.)
* Explain Final year project?
* Flow of project, DFD(Level 2) and use case of project.
* Types of Database.(as i have mentioned DBMS in skills)
* Explain normalization and normal forms with tables.
* Explain Join operation and its types.
* SQL query for all join operations.
* SQL query for Insertion, Deletion and Updation.
* Difference between Truncate and Delete.
* Java program for Polymorphism and explain?
* Java program for making a textbox. (based on my project)
* Program for Recursive factorial.

HR Round:
The HR greeted me and asked me to have a seat.
I thanked him for that. He went through my CV carefully.

HR: Why have your marks gone down after your 10th?
Answered about being too involved in extra-curricular activities and then managing it well in the latter half of BE and pulling things off in the final year.

HR: What are your aspirations?
Answered about my long-term and short-term aspirations.

HR: What are your plus points?
Answered about me being a good leader as well as a team player, quick learner and a very social and a friendly person, a versatile individual.

HR: Give me an example of you being a good leader?

Answered about how I lead my team to the annual trophy in annual sports.

HR: Why do you want to join Syntel?
Answered.

HR: Are you ready to work in shifts?
YES

HR: Are you ready to relocate to Gurgaon?
YES

HR: What are the areas you think you need to improve on?
Answered that I need to be more objective in a competitive environment.

HR: Asked me a puzzle about '2 dice which would always show dates of a month'?
Could not solve entirely. But kept trying to solve till he asked me to stop. Although, I reached till a partially correct stage (HR agreed to it).

HR: No problem, That's all from me. Do you have any questions for me?
NO.

HR: Okay, Good. It was nice meeting you Tufail.
Me: It was nice meeting you too Sir. Have a nice day.

HR: You too. Best of luck.

I got an e-mail. Golden words for any fresher - "You have been selected"

All you guys, don't worry!!! Be confident, perform well and 'Consider IT done'. See you in Syntel.


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