Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   MUMBAI-22 Jun 2006

Mahindra Satyam  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   MUMBAI-22 Jun 2006

  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012




    Myself RAHUL S WALUNJ(just given the sem6 exam)selection procedure on 23 june 2006. This is the first time satyam has came in Mumbai for selection. So I hope this paper will really helpful to Mumbai and all candidates.





    15 questions and 30 min were given. Each question is of 1 mark. There is a negative marking of ¼(i.e. 0.25) marks. Friends please play really safe. I have attempted 8 questions. I think cut off was 6.5 or 7.

    For aptitude do following

    • See R.S. Agarwal: Average, Problem on Ages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Time and work, Time and Distance, Problem on Trains, Simple Interest- Compound interest(always 1 sum), Area-Volume and surface areas(always 1 sum), Calendar(Always 1 sum), Clocks, Probability
    • R. S. Agarwal(Verbal and Nonverbal communication): Logical reasoning, Verbal reasoning, Series(always 1 sum), Odd man out, Deriving conclusion from paragraph(options are given)


    This much study is more than enough for one of the biggest multinational company SATYAM. Here are some of the questions that I remember.


    1)      If length of a rectangle is more than its breadth by 10cm. Perimeter of  a rectangle is 84. Find the Length of rectangle.

    a)      16cm

    b)      26cm                                               

    c)      32cm

    d)      25cm

    e)      None of above


             Ans: b.       

                    Let breadth= x,  then leanth=10+x

                    Now perimeter is 84

                    Therefore 2(10+x+x)=84. u will get the ans


    2)      Simple Interest and Compound Interest were given and sum was asked to find out.


    3)      A brief passage was given and a statement which will support the paragraph was asked(from given option)


    4)      Workman work on a particular jog place. They take lunch outside on workdays when canteen doesn?t serve them fish. They take lunch on workdays when canteen serves them fish. Which of the following statement is true?


    a)      It is a workday and canteen serves no fish

    b)      It is not a workday and canteen serves a fish

    c)      It is not a workday and canteen serves no fish

    d)      It is a workday and canteen serves a fish

    e)      None of above


                Ans: d.


    5)    If  person has a loss of 10% on a particular product and a profit of 20% on another product. What is the total amount of profit/loss he got?

    a)      260%

    b)      60%

    c)      150%

    d)      0%

    e)      250%


                   Ans: a.

    6)  Find the area question.


    7)   Permeability question(quite difficult)


    8)                               ?

                                   126         161

                             63          71              79

                    25            29          33              37

              8           10            12             14            16

         1         2             3              4                5              6


    a)      220

    b)      226

    c)      227

    d)      300

    e)      None of above




                   (1+2)+5=8, (2+3)+5=10

                   (8+10)+7=25, (10+12)+7=29

                   (25+29)+9=63, (29+33)+9=71




    9)   T=T+2;







    If T7<6

    Then go to T1


    What is the final output?

    a)  4

    b)  6

    c)  7

    d)  32

    e)  None of above



    T2 is not defined


    10)  One side of triangle is 4cm. What is the area? Which of the following is true

    1.      triangle is equatorial

    2.      triangle is selegant


    a)      only (1) is sufficient

    b)      only (2) is sufficient

    c)      (1) and (2) both are sufficient

    d)      (1)and(2) both are not sufficient

    e)      None of the above




    11)  Problem on clock


    12)  What is the day on 15 aug 1947.

    a)      Tuesday

    b)      Monday

    c)      Friday

    d)      Sunday

    e)      Saturday


                      Ans: c.


    13)   Problem on ages(simple one)


    Sorry I don?t remember remaining 2 questions.


    Out of 5000 students 540 was selected after this round and I was one of them(This 5000 include all BE, third year pass out, MCA) so don?t worry , selection ratio is good.




             In GD there was a group of 10 students and out of them 2 are selected from my group. U should either start or end GD to get plus point over others. In GD they mainly look for LEADERSHIP QUALITY, CLARITY OF THOUGHTS, CONFIDENCE, VOICE QUALITY. My topic was Power crises in maharashtra  

    Satyam GD Probables:
    1. US war on iraq-justified or not.
    2. Role of UN in peacekeeping.
    3. Position of Women in India compared to other nations.
    4. Environment MAnagement.
    5. Is China better than India in software.
    6. Should SONIA gandhi be made the PM
    7. BPOs in INDIA
    8. Govt contribution to IT
    9. will punch lines rule the Advt
    10. premaritial sex
    11. is china a threat to indian industry
    12. india or west , which is the land of opportunities
    13. water resources should be nationalised
    15. Effect of cinema on Youth
    16. Education in India compared to Foreign nations
    17. Is it necessary to ban COCOCOLA in India .
    18. What is the effect of movies on youth.(is it good or bad)
    19. Are studies more benifitial in India or in Abroad.
    20."UN's peace activities" and " America 's war on Iraq ".
    21."Environment-Whose Responisibility".
    22.Is China a threat to the indian software industry.
    23.Role of UN in Peace keeping
    24.War on Iraq
    25.About Hockey being the primary game in India .
    26.Can america occupy iraq
    27.Cricket shud be banned or not.
    29.Present state of Indian Cricket team.
    30.Love marriage/Arranged marriage.
    31.Advantages of Co-education.

    Hot Topics:
    1.How to deal with international terrorism.
    2.Should we pursue our policy of dialogue with Pakistan ?
    3.Is peace and non-violence outdated concepts?

    Out of 540 candidates 198 was short listed after GD


    3.      INTERVIEW

                There are total 8 panels (2 modest panels, 2 tough, 2 average, 1 panel having very high knowledge, 1 panel where thec and hr round are separate).My no is for average panel.

    In GD they not only look for your ans but main thing is your confidance.Speak with confidence, don?t show any nervous sign through ur body language. Here are some of the ques that are ask to me


    [Interviewer]: Define yourself in 6 sentences.

    [Interviewer]:What are ur strengths?

    [Interviewer]: What are ur weaknesses?

    [Me]:Well, I wont call it a weakness but I cant sat no quickly to any person or work.

    [Interviewer]:What is ur family background?

    [Interviewer]: Why should we select u?

    [Me]: My first response was I am fresh(the guy started laughing after listening this).then I said I am fresh so u can mould me according to ur requirements, I have basic qualifications and a strong desire to perform the work given to me, and the most imp I think is I am ready to work anywhere in this world.

    [Interviewer]: so ur ready to go bhuvaneshwar also ?

    [Me]: U can throw me anywhere u want.

    [Interviewer]: How much do u rate yourself in c?

    [Me]: Actually since I am from diploma I haven?t have c in my syllabus yet , but I am studying it myself, but before my study is completed satyam has arrived(after this guy again start laughing)

    [Interviewer]:ok how do u rate urself in c from 1 to 5?

    [Me]: 3(I said so confidently that he doesn?t ask me any more on c)

    [Interviewer]: explain ur diploma project.

    [Interviewer]: Why u want to join satyam only?

    [Me]: bec I think satyam is the only company where I can secure challenging position where I can effectively contribute my skills as Software Professional, possessing competent Technical Skills.(this was most deadly ans that I have given)

    [Interviewer]: What are u regret of in ur life?

    [Me]: (This was a Yorker for me) after taking a pause I said, well, it?s been a good life. Rich in learning and experience and a best of it is still to come I think. Each experience in my life is a lesson to me in its own way. I won?t change anything. (I hit a sixer to Yorker I came to know this by Interviewer expression).

    [Interviewer]: Who is ur ideal?

    [Me]: Narayen muthi


    Remember the most imp thing u need for interview is confidence, patience, attitude. They will make u wait for a long time outside the interview room . In my case I was waited for 4 hours outside, so be patient. Go with nothing to lose attitude u will crack the interview.


    Out of 198 candidates 119 was selected and I am glad to see my name in the list and finally I was no more unemployed. BEST OF LUCK to all who is appearing for satyam selection process. Go with confidence.....

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