Microsoft Placement Paper Candidate Experiences Mumbai-1 Jan 2005
Microsoft GSC test on 15th/2005 at MumbaiThere were four sections. All were separate. The time alloted as well as the question papers also were separate for each section.Section I : English language test - 25 Qstns.- 20Mints.It contained usual & easy english language qustns.like prepositions, articles, antonyms-synonyms etc.There were two paragraphs. One was about types ofnetworks & another was about CGI scripting. There weresome easy qstns. asking info. from the para.Section II : Mental ability - 25 Qstns.- 30 Mints.It contained qstns. related to union & intersectionlike there r N no. of students in a class, S no. ofthem passed in 3 subjects, T no. of them passed in 2subjects & U no. of them passes in all subjects, whatno. of students failed in all subjects.Another type of qstns. were related to cubes, likethere is a cube, one side of it is painted with bluecolor, the opposite side is painted with yellow color,now it is cut into 16 cubes of equal size, now howmany cubes r having blue color at one side & no colorat its adjucent side, how many cubes r having no colorat any side etc.Then there were qstns. like if + means -, * means /, -means *, / means +, then which of the following istrue ; there were four options. Each having somecalculation like 12+8-3*5/32=13. We have to select theoption having the correct calculation.Most of the questions were similar to the abovementioned patterns.Section III : Aptitude test - 20 Qstns.- 20 Mins.This section contained qstns. exactly like those askedin the Bank PO, Railways & UPSC exams. Its differentfrom usual apti. qstns.E.g. which two of the following are same : 11225689 :11225986 : 11225689.Then Data sufficiency qstns. like statement 1 issufficient to get the answer, both 1 & 2 needed,neither 1 nor 2 can give the answer etc.Then Condition checking qstns. like there is arecruitment of clerk. Some conditions r given like thecandidate should be graduate with 60%, his age shouldbe less then 30 years, typing speed should be atleast45 wpm. etc.Based on this we have to answer a perticular candidatewill be selected or not given his details.Then Some simple & usual riddles like Ram goes to 5 kmeast, then 5 km south, then west, now in whichdirection he is. Then a man pointing to a photo sayshe is the son of my grandmothers' son like that.Section IV : Programming - C & DFS OR VB - 40 Qstns.-30 Mins.U can choose either C & DFS paper or VB paper. I choseC & DFS.This was the toughest part bcoz qstns. were lengthy &time was very short. Both C & DFS qstns. were almostequal. Most of the C qstns. were asking about theoutput of the given code. The DFS qstns. were aboutlink list, array, queue & also the graph theory.This section demands a thorough preparation of C & DFS& Graph theory. By Ajith
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