Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   -1 Jan 1900

#### Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   -1 Jan 1900

• Posted by  FreshersWorld
7 Jan, 2012

Full Selection process

1) Written Test->15 qns/30 mins/with negative marking [ 700 students wrote-300 got through ]
2) Group Discussion->Satyam's Main Elimination round [ 142 got through ]
3) Interviews,HR and Tech at the same time [ 85 got through finally ]

Written Test

The written test consisted of questions which tested your core logic.The quesitons are all written in a twisted way,so if you are nervous in the beginning itself,then time may go VERY FAST.Write the test as if there is nothing to lose and in a relaxed manner;you will get through very easily.These are the questions i remember.

#1)You will be given about 9 sentences like..
1) This sentence is.
2) After this sentence,4 sentences may follow
3) This sentence is being referred to by 2 other sentences
4) This is the first sentence in the paragraph
.
.
You had to identify the correct sequence of sentences.For eg:,its damn sure that (4) is the first sentence..likewise you had to writte the complete order

#2) A sentence was given and you had to calculate the number of a's, b's. c's.

#3) A quantitative question based on speed and distance

#4) Another very easy quantitative based on numbers

#5) There was some material in bags of different weights...like 18kg,15kg,20kg etc...Two persons bought a total of 5 bags,but the total weight bought by one was double the weights of other person.Find out the weights of individual persons.

Hint:dont go for complex formulas and all.Check out the choices given and see which choice corresponds to "one person having double the weight of other"

#6) A large paragraph was given.And the numbers in it was given in base 3.You had to calculate the number of 0's,1's,2's and express them in base 3 itself.

#7) A supermarket tagged the item price ,based on the following code(iam giving you a sample only,i cant remember the exact values)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Q P V T A C O R S D

For eg:Rs769 was coded as ROD.

Now one day,they changed the code to:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
U Z F P B L W S T G

Next 4 questions were based on this.

Under the new code system,whats the code for Rs 482?-->BTF

#8) Similar question..they gave the code and asked to write down the price

#9) A salesman made a mistake and coded the system according to old-code-system.You had to find the difference in price if it was coded in the new-code-system

#10) There are a few alphabets common to both the systems.Identify those[ans:here it isTSP]

#11) There were 4 guys [say A,B,C,D] and they could send e-mails to each other through these ways.

A can send directly to C
C can send directly to D
A can send directly to B
D could send directly to C

Now,they asked whats the best way for A to send mails to B..!Ofcourse the answer was A to B directly in this case,but they may fool you with indirect paths.

#12) One had to make a fence with poles 5 feet apart.But when he did that,he found out that there were 4 poles extra.So he relaid the fence with poles 7 feet apart and all the poles fit in correctly.Find out the length of the fence.

70ft / 77 ft /73 feet/none of these.

I guess the answer is none-of-these,because the answer should divide completely by 7 and at the same time,leave a remainder of 4 when divided by 5.

I dont remember the rest of the 3 questions.

Group Discussion

They divided 300 into 30 groups with 10 each,though there were some extra people in some groups.The topics were 'Importance of UN in world peace','Environmental Pollution','Sports'..[the team had the option to select].This is said to be the main-elimination-round of Satyam,so make sure you speak something.Dont get tensed because,even for me,this was my first GD and i went in as if there was nothing to loose.And i spoke about 2 sentences thats all.Also keep in mind the basic rules of GD.It also depended a lot on the group performance.Even if you are getting stuck somewhere and think that i GOT TO speak something,dont jump in and interfere,because if the group performs moderately well,then a large number may get in.From our group of 12,seven got selected,whereas in other groups,as little as 1-2 were selected.We guys were not super-guys-with-excellent-communication-skills,but normal people who could manage some english!And dont show off,for sure you will get eliminated.

Interviews

Interview was both tech and hr.Iam just giving you the questions which i got and many others which i overheard from others.

Tech

*What makes Java,platform independent?
*Whats bite-code?
*Default kernel of redhat 7.2?[2.4.7-10]
*Difference between C and C++
*Whats a volatile and transient modifier?
*Does JAVA have pointers?[yes they have,but its implemented internally]
*Difference between C++ and JAVA?
*Whats the equivalent of JAVA in internet today?
*Whats JNI?
*Main data types in C[auto,register,extern,static]
*Whats object-orientation?
*How does JAVA implement multiple inheritance?[extends classes & implements interfaces]

HR

*Why do you want to join Satyam?