Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   SVPCET, Nagpur-1 Feb 2008

Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   SVPCET, Nagpur-1 Feb 2008

• Posted by  FreshersWorld
7 Jan, 2012

SATYAM PAPER ON 1st FEBRUARY AT NAGPUR

Hi friends!! Just have a smiling face, full confidence, sanguine attitude and success will be surely yours. This year Satyam had conducted only written test and interview. There was no G.D.

Written Test
Q.1). It was related to finding the average weight of the students. In the question, there was given average weight of the students in three different classes:
Section P-around 48 kg.
Q-around 45 kg.
R-around 50 kg.

Other than this, the total no. of students in section Q was also mentioned. It was around Q=((25*R)/100)+R) as far as I remember. And question was to find the average weight of all the students. I don-no xact ansr ?coz I didn?t attempt it.

Q.2).It was purely a mathematical problem.The equation that I got after solving the given situation had two unknowns.Hence, it appeared to be somewat twisted.But those two variables were also interrelated.Ot was sumwat like
S=(2Ax) +x2  -(B/4)
Where S=2x. & A,B were constants. It was xtrememly simple.

Q.3)Again an easy one.Some age problem or it was sumthing like that. But it was purely mathematical & again very very easy.An equation had to be formed & the answer was there.

Q.4).It was some pasage.So I didn?t solve it bcoz it appeared to be too time consuming.

Q.5).Again a lengthy one.But it was not a passage.It was like that some rules & regulations of U.S. Anti Terror team were mentioned  and  the  question  also  mentioned  about  an  organization  which  was  trying  to  fight  the  terrorists.Based on the  passage  given  were  four  different  points(sentences)  for  choice and  we  were  supposed  to  choose  that  option  which  would  most  correctly  prove  the  arguement.

Q.6).A program(more precisely an algo) was given in the following manner:-
10 R=2.
20 R=R+2.
30 K=K+R.
40 J=K+2.
50 If(J>sumthing)

don?t remember further, but no initial value of ne of the variables was mentiond there. & we were supposed to choose, among the options, the WRONG output. I wonder how can there be one wrong output & three different correct outputs. But  still  that  was  what  the  problem  was &  I  dind?t  attempt  it.

Now I don?t remember the further questions bcoz I must have solved   & attempted  them. M unable to recollect ques from 7 to 11, but most of them, I  remember,  were  purely  mathematical  where  you  hav  to analyse  the  given  situation,  from  an  equation,  solve  that  equation &  get  the  answer.

Q.12).Problem was basically on either Work & energy  or  on  Time  Distance.

Q.13).Based on  a  pie  chart.  Though  it  appeared  complicated  but  in  fact  it  was  very  very  easy.Every  answer  ia  alwayz  given  there  inj  the  pie  chrt  itself.The  only  thing  is  how  do  you  apply  brain  7  find  the  answer.

The  pie  chart showed  the  percentage  distribution  of  some  commodities,  &  we  were  supposed  to  find  the  dimensions  of  a  new  pie  chart  for  another  given  prcentage  distribution  of  commodities.

So  the  question  was  inference  based  &  not  purely  fact  based.But  then  the  inference that  you  draw  depends  totally  upon  the  facts  given  in  the  pie  chart,  dear  guys !!

q.14).ome three  different  graphs  mentioning  about  population  were  given  &  this  time  thye  ques.  was  not  inference  based  but  purely  fact  based.

Q.15). It was extremely   simple.  It  was  an  upstream  downstream  problem  that  we  ppl  used  to  solve  in  linear  eqtions  in  about  7th std.

So  frnds  that  was  all  about  the apti. I got  thru  the  apti  &  my  intrview  was  on  the  next  day  2nd  of  Feb.

My  interview  experince  was  just  fantastic.  From  the  time  I  entrd  the  intrvw  rooom   to  the  time  I  exited  I  maintained   total  eye  contact, had  full  confidence  and  presented   my  best  self  forward  with  an  impressive  +ve  attitude.

A total  of  200  students  were  finally  selected  fron  a  total  of  1200  that  appeared  for  the  drive &  I  got  thru  d  ntire  process  2  b  1  of  them.

When  I  entered  the  interview room  the  interviwer  sir  seemed  to  be  extremely  busy  mending  up  some  old  records  of  the  previous  candidates. I  took  permission  &  entered  the  room. Still  sir  wasn?t  looking  at  me  but  I  maintianed  full  eye  contact.I  said ?Warm Good evening to u Sir !!?)  it  was  around  7:15  p.m. Still  sir  was  very  busy. With  his  eyes  into  the  documents  he  said ?God evening?

?May I plz hav  a  seat  sir??   Sir  said,? yes yes plz sit down?. Still  not  looking  at  me. But  by  this  time,  he was  reading  my  previously  submited  resume  of  mine.

Finally, sir looked  upto  me  &  after  reading  ?Computer  Engg(my branch)?  from  my  resume  he  asked  me  about  my  knowledge  in  the  field  of  animation  bcoz  that  happens  to  be  the  latest  trend  in  Computers.

I  said  ? I  hav  heard  that  C++  knowledge  is  very  important  for  for  animation,  though  I  don?t  have  ne  bookish  knowledge  about  animation.

Sir   said  ?Do  u  mean  it  can?t  be done  using  C  language??.    So  I  xplained   all  d  defferences   between  C &  C++  starting  with  ?C  is  the  subset  of  C++  .. . . . . . . ?

?Which  languages  have  u  learnt  uptill  now ??

?C  & C++  but  C++  we  r learning  now  in  this  semester.?

?Just  C  &  C++??

?Yes Sir?  I  said.

Then  sir  paused  &  I  felt  as  if  a  gap is  getting  created.So  I  added  ?Sir  we  have  done  Data  Structures  &  Computer Graphics  also  but  that was  also done  C  language  only?.

?Can  u  write  a  C  code  for  opening  a  file  in  output  mode??. Very  confidently  I  said  ?Yes Sir?

Sir  immediately  gave  me   a  blank  paper  &  asked  me  to  write  the  code  saying  ?OK  Do  it?  Without  any  pause  I  wrote  the  C  statement   &  said ?This  is  the  required   C  code  sir

Sir glared  at  the  C  code  that  I  had  written  &  after  a while  he  said,  ?Ok Ankur Ok Thank u.?

?Thank  u  sir  Nice  meeting  u  sir?  I  said  &  walked  out  of  the  interview  room  with  full  confidence.

So,  friends  did  u  get  the  mistake  here ?

The  most  noticeable  thing  here  is  that   there  is  no  mode  as  output  mode  in  C  language.There  r  only  3  modes-Read,Write & Append. So  even  m  amazed  as  to  how  cum  I  got  thru  the  interview. So  I  conclude  that  though    the  questions were  technical  the  interview  was  an  HR  interview. &  seeing my    confidence,  my  attitude,  he  selected me.

Da?s  y  I  said  in  d  beginning  itself- Just  Be  confident,  maintain  eye  contact,  have  a  +ve  attitude,  show  ur  interest  in  the  company &  success  is  surly  urs. Wish  U  all  the  very  very  Best  of  LUCk !