Sierra Atlantic  Placement Paper   Candidates Experiences   -20 Sep 2007

Sierra Atlantic  Placement Paper   Candidates Experiences   -20 Sep 2007


  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012

    SIERRA ATLANTIC PAPER ON 20TH SEPTEMBER 2007 

    Hello every body........I am Anirban Mukherjee frm AOT-CSE-2008 pass out(W.B).I gt my drm to my hnd on 20th let neight at abt 01.45 p.m........Sierra Atlantic........ohhhhh.......rlf now........
    First of all,i would like to thx all th frnds of fresher's world.........who helpd me shearing thr valuable exprience here..........now it's my turn.......[:)]
    Thr was 5 rounds-

    1>Aptitude test ->50 questns,60 mnts ->Very simple bt brn twisting probs......if u go through R.S.Agarwal,it will be enough.......sm probs like age,trn,speed,day prob(it was sun day on 23th,3rd mon day of next month,wht is th day?),traffic signal(3 light glows at 12.....whn they will glow togethr next?)........like tht...
    ..............................i did hr 25-30 correctly.....
    Here one thng,jst be cool.......strt frm 1st,do wht u cn do in 1st go attmp......dont pay mr thn 1 mnt fr a qstn.......u will see,u will cmplt th totall papr going through at abt 45-50 mnts,u will see u hv done all most 25 qstns right.......thn fr the remainning time,try those remainnings,or try - - -,u know wht to do.........[:)]........it is also neccessary sm time.....ya,it;s th real trth i gt aftr 15 campss intrview.

    2>Technical(writn) Test ->50 qstns,30 mnts ->Simplle and twisting qstns,sm are leanthy too......u hv to keep paatience fr thm,leanthy ones are easier generally........qstns frm java,C,C++,DBMS,Data Structure etc......................
    .............................i did here 35-40 correctly.
    u hv to hv really sound on th fanda here.........do one thng.........try to go through Exploring C by Kanitkar,it wll gv u a vivide fanda on C and th base fr othrs.(Test ur C is nt rqrd).....arround 1000 ppl sited fr it,only 30-40 ppl cleard aftr 2 rounds of wrrtn test(they announced th result aftr 2 wrtn test combindly)

    3>G.D ->10 mnt,8-10 ppl ->My topic was---"The upper limt of money fr humn life"
    some othr topic they gave---"Gandhi giri","brn drn","terrsm","women in India today".........like that........

    Here i hv sm tips,do a khata fr GD.......do wrt abt all th cmn topics here.......be near to dailly updates,news,datas.........practice well fr a clr voice and smth speaking pwr(I am also frm Bengali Medium.so dnt worry........jst take ur time......dnt try to spk too 1st.........slowly exprss ur views).........
    Now in th GD room,dnt panic....be cool.......no mtr whtr u start or nt,,,,,,,,,they really does nt pay any attention on it..........let 2-3 ppl spk 1st(nt more thn tht),in th mean time u will also feel comfrtble with th environment.....thn be concrt on ur subjct.....no intro needed......jst say ur views and datas abt the givn topic,try to gv sm examples if u cn.......spk 1-1.5 mnts.thn pass th turn......fr the remainning time,keep a leading roll(let othrs spk)........dont go fr direct crossing with any one.......if u dont agree wth any one......jst tell,"i cleared my voice,my views only my frnd"......like tht.........now ......in th last mnt,....do the conclution........if u cn do tht,GD will nt a panic to u any longr........

    4>Essay writting ->they gv us 20 mnt,bt they took the paper in the intrview time.........so nt to worry........same topic fr all........"The movie u hv recently seen".......i wrt abt "TARA RAM PAM",by josh Raj prductions.

    5>INTRVIEW ->The most intrsting but the most pressure creating chapter(for me,mainly a stress intrview it was)...........but it was th 5th time i was infront of intrview.........truelly,i was verry much sure abt my failure(see lower)......so i was very much cool.......it was mainly a H.R intrview,bt fr me only,they asked me sm Technical also........jst be cool......hv a gntl smile always on ur face........look strght to the eyes of th intrviewer......dont say anythng extra untill u are asked(spclly fr HR intrviews).and anothr thing......be in totally formal dress(dont even frgt abt ur ties also......Sierra really pay attention to ur looking).......totall 2 panels were thr.......ur intrview will be one to one............here is sm of qstns--
    I-may i cm in sir?
    Sir-yes,take ur sit
    I-thnk u sir
    Sir-did i askd u fr bringing th files?
    I-no sir.
    Sir-thn why did u bring those?
    I-I am extrmly sorry sir
    Sir-keep it thr.......r u hungry?
    I-quite a bit,sir
    Sir-thn take sm fd frm my plt
    I-no sir,thnk u.
    Sir-why?
    I-sir,actually i hv sm gastric prob,i dont take rch foods
    Sir-ok.
    Sir-why did u came at last????(i went to th room at last,at abt 12.15p.m)
    I- Sorry sir,bt sm one will mst be at last
    Sir-I hv already fullfilld my reqrment,thn why r u here?
    I- Sir,I am getting a chance here.....it's totally upon u whthr u r going to select me or nt......bt i personally dont want to miss any chance of my life.......
    Sir-ok,tell me smthng abt ur self.(the only commn H.R qstn through out th 1 hour)
    I- sir,apart frm al the dtails wrtn in my C.V,lI am Anirban Mukherjee,quite a hard working,intelligent,punchual,energetic persn wth lots of learing ebility....sir,i am a very fraindly prsn who loves to take help frm othrs and help thm in thr need.
    Sir-How do u know u are frndly?
    I-sir,honestly,i did nt know abt ths camss drive yestrday also,it was my frnds,who infrmd me abt th drive,told me abt th qstn types etc.......so as they r always being with me,i cn say sir,i am obviously a frndly prsn.
    Sir-obviously????wht is th meaning of tht?
    I-sir,surelly,positively.....like tht
    Sir-how much do u thnk did correctly in th wrttn?
    I-sir,in th Apti,25-30,in Tech,35-40
    Sir-ok,we are two panels here to day......whome u were wanting fr th intrview?
    I- i was really looking fr u.(dont say anythng extra untill u are asked)
    Sir-dont mug up......why?
    I-Honestly sir,i was obsrving,Sravant sir(th 2nd panel)is taking very sml time....10-15 mnts.bt u are taking long time...45-60 mnts......i thought,if i gt a large time,it is bettr fr express myslf,a chance of bettr interaction......
    Sir-Am i a full?as i am taking long time,so i will select every one?
    I-no sir,not at all......bt th chance fr me is mr wide thn
    Sir-wht do u thnk?why i will take u?
    I-sir,i thnk u are looking fr a golden fish here(Sravant sir told tht during PPT-th only word i hrd during PPT)
    Sir-no,i am nt looking fr tht,Sravant sir is looking fr tht.
    I-Sorry sir,bt the mtr is same......i thnk both of u are looking fr the perfct persn fr a prestigious company like Sierra Atlantic
    Sir-and wht makes u thnk tht u are tht persn?
    I-sir,actually durring the PPT i was one by one hereing th criterias like learning ability,frndly mentality,logical etc u are looking fr and i was matching myself wth the criterias one by one........
    Sir-will u be able to work at neight also?
    I-obviously sir
    Sir-again obviously?????
    I-(smilling)sorry sir,bt th ansr is very positive.
    Sir-how do u know tht?
    I-sir,i usually play Comp games till let neight......so i know verry well.....i hv no prob working at neight
    Sir-ok,did u ever went to Hyderabad?
    I-no sir,bt i went to chennai
    Sir-why?
    I-told
    Sir-wht abt the place?
    I-sir,it's really very nice place
    Sir-why?
    I-sir,thr,ppl are very mutch frndly
    Sir-as i am also frm south,u r trying to pumprd me.
    I-no sir.it's really very frndly place....if u go to anywhr thr and ask any body abt suppse any direction,they will help u out as much as they cn......really very nice,near to earth ppl
    Sir-okk Anirban,I am going to reject u.......no,nt take it leightly,actually i am sorry bt th vacancies are already filld..........i hv to reject u......give me 2 concrt reasn so tht i cn reject u.
    I-sorry sir,bt i really cnt find out any reasn fr whch u cn reject me
    Sir-no,u shld gv me 2 reasns
    I-thn sir,i cn say 1st of all,u hv no rsn to rejct me,2nd,again u hv no rsn to rejct me.
    Sir-okk Anirban
    (here i thought th intrview is finished,i was prpring fr lv,but suddenly-)
    Sir-asked sm quests on technical
    I-told correctly and verry cnfdntly
    Sir-hv u any qstn?
    I-askd 3-4 qstns
    Sir-gave very shrt answrs,thn he told,any more qsts?
    I-sir,to be a worthy part of Sierra,is it requird fr me to learn any thng out of my syllbs,like VB/VB.net,like tht?
    Sir-it cn be only said to whm are already selectd.......and u are nt yet selected.........any more qsts?
    I-no sir
    Sir-okk Anirban....it was nice to mt you....(streching his hand fr hnd shake)
    I-(doing a firm and cnfdnt hnd shk)......thnk u sir.

    At about 1.30-1.45p.m,they announcd th result......frm 19 ppl(aftr Gd)......they selected 10......THANK GOD.......i was one of thm!!!!!!!!Now i am a part of prestigious SIERRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    At last,i can say,Sierra was my 15th campass drive......before that i cleared several apties,cutted in the last round......but did not loose hope.....sm of thm--
    Infosys(cutted in H.R)
    Tata elxi(cleard 2 rounds of Technical,cutted in H.R)
    Persistence(cleard 2 rounds of Technical,cutted in H.R)
    Birla soft(clrd 1st rnd intrview,cutted in 2nd round of intrview)

    ........and then Sierra...........i got it.........wht evr may cm to ur life,dnt loose hope,and OBVIOUSLY keep faith on God.......wht he does,wht happens.happens fr good only.
    Best of luck to all of you.

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