Poornam  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   CIEM Kolkata-31 Jan 2010

Poornam  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   CIEM Kolkata-31 Jan 2010


  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012

    1st....It was an aptitude paper consisting of around 45 question. first ten were general apti questions.they were pretty easy if understood well else they maybe confusing.then there were three other sections of question thus completing the total set of 45 questions.they were:-unix/linux,some sql/microprocessor(simple questions like priority of trap interrupts)and another set ws of C questions(simple again).then there was a short essay to be written.about 300 words.my topic was-"would you want to work in a small company or big company?"..another sample topic was..."are education and success related?"..all pretty much of that sort.The whole paper was for 1 hour.958 students appeared for the apti.121 got selected for the next round(technical) and then 40-45 from there got selected into 3rd round(HR) which was the final round.

    technical intrview:
    sir:please come in onkar.
    me:good afternnon sir!
    sir:good aftrnoon.so tel me about ur self.
    me:gave a brief intro as this ws only the technical intrview.
    s:so u did a proj in j2ee technologies.can u xplain me wat was it that you did?
    m:i had created a job site portal.explained it to him.
    s:y did u use msaccess and not mysql??and wat is d diff between them.
    m:i told him the differences(that msaccess security issues and all) and said i used it because my aim was to learn about JDBC and database connections and not really trying to build a commercial website so such issues dint bothar our proj.
    sir:ok,explain about jdbc.
    me.i did so.
    s:can u write down the code u used to connect to database.
    m:i wrote
    s:expalin it
    m: explained
    s:can u write the code to make queries and retreive data?
    m: did so.
    s:can u explain it?
    m:explained
    s:can u write the code to determine between a simple linked list and a circular linked list?
    m:wrote and explained it
    s:what is thrashing?
    m:answered properly.
    s:what is paging?
    m:answered properly.
    s:about ur proj.how did you purchase an IFS?
    m:i dint purchase it.
    s:do you know what an IFS is?
    m:no i dont.i only gotta vague idea about it.but i dint have to purchase it because my site was not a commercial one and it only ran on the local host.
    s:ok,so what was the web server?
    m:apache tomcat 6.5
    s:how did you configure the virtual host?
    m:this is the latest version of tomcat.you dont need to manually configure the virtual host.it automatically is installed once u click the right buttons that it prompts you with while installation.
    s:ok,you can wait outside we'll let you know.
    m:thnku sir.


    i went out and aftr 5 mins of waitng de said i can go for the HR round.
    HR interview:
    s:come in onkar,take a seat...tell me sumthng bout ur self.
    m:did so
    s:so what are the latest changes dat were made to carroms?(i have won medals at skul in carroms competitions,it was in my cv)
    m:i dont think there are any such changes.
    s:no recently they made some changes.
    m:carroms international matches are not aired on television,de dont make it to the news channels or newspapers or even popular websites.so not easy to know bout dem.
    s:no some changes were made to the points systems.
    m:then i am not aware of it sir.
    s:tell me sumthng about ur family.
    m:i did so.
    s: then asked a few questions like were my sister and brother in law worked...and all such types.
    m:i answered all.
    s:why should poornam take you?
    m:i said bcoz i want to learn and contribute...elaborated on it.(i think he was impressed)
    s:ok..in bombay they got square manhole lids but in calcutta dey have circular lids...which do you think is better and why?
    m:i said circular....den tokd bout rounded edges being better dan cornerd edges and all...............i think my answer was not satisfactory.
    s:u like cricket write??do you play it.
    m:said all.
    s:who is your favourite cricketer??dada,i guess??
    m:no,i like dada but my fav is sachin tendulkar...dada is good but he has got his own critics for right reasons..but sachin is loved everywhere..even in australia..(actually my personal fav is ricky ponting but stuck to sachin because he is a safe bet,dint want to go against his likings)
    s:ok,tel me how did you get into don bosco school.
    m:i remebered all details and so explained them all.
    s:what do you think is your biggest strength?
    m:my honesty and diligence.
    s:explain.
    m:explained
    s:and what are your weaknesses?
    m:impulsive behaiour
    s:explain
    m:explained.
    s:ok den nice meeting you onkar.do you have any questions to ask about poornam?
    m:i had a few questions about poornam but aftr attending your ppt they were all answered.the ppt was well explained.so no questions at the moment.
    s:ok thnks den.
    m:thnks ......can i drink the water(there was a bottle of water on his table)
    s:sure...
    ( den while i was drinking he asked me,are nervous?)
    m:a bit.but i think thats natural coming into my frst intrview.plus i was feeling very thirsty for quite sum tym now...my friend has some water but he already left.
    s:ok...
    i came out.
    few days later i received a mail from them informing me that i was selected....


    hope this is helpful to you....................dont worry..jst be confident and constructive and crack them.....see you at poornam!!


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