I am MAK, a new member of this group, a Mech. grad from Mysore trying to make "IT" big in IT industry. I attended the off-campus of Caritor, held at NIE, Mysore in the last week of august. Test was open for all students of CS, EC, Mech, EE, IS and Instrumentation. Cut-off was 65% in all semester, all subjects must've been cleared in first attempt.
Question paper pattern:
Total time was 60min. Two different question papers will be given and one white paper to work out the answers. The answering sheet is of multiple choice type where we've to put a "X" mark on correct choice. College ID was a must and those who forgot bring theirs were mercilessly sent out, inspite of having other proof
like marks card along with drivers license etc.,
NO -ve marks. Paper-2 was given about 15 min. after we started answering paper-1. We can switch between papers.
Quantitative aptitude: 30 questions. All simple stuff direct from R. S. Aggarwal
Questions were on ratio and proportions, family relationship, bankers discount, areas and volumes, pipes and cisterns, complete the number series.
Logical reasoning: 15 questions. Few questions on data sufficiency, ref. the verbal and non-verbal reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal. and remaining on assertion and reasoning type.
I got some 20 correct in paper-1 and some 5-7 correct in paper-2. I was called for the GD that afternoon itself.
Some 30 odd were shortlisted for GD. The topic of GD was hardwork and sincerity. A group was 8-9 people was made and were allowed to talk while others had to wait in other room. I said hard work and sincerity go hand-in-hand and both are important, while some argued that hardwork alone or sincerity alone is sufficient. In GD the most silent people were selected!!!!!!!!. I was then shortlisted for interview the next day in Bangalore in Caritor office.
the panel had the HR lady and a techie guy. The guy asked me why I wanted to shift to IT while I am a Mech., grad. I said growth potential, money, air-conditioned office.
The guy then asked questions regarding microprocessor and other electronics stuff. I said I am a mech., guy I don't know Microproc. You can ask C prog., or any question based on mech.
The guy kept on asking stuff from electronics and other hardcore comp sc. stuff. I gave up. I answered all questions with a big "I DON'T KNOW". Walked out.
By looking at their faces and their attitude I could make out that they didn't want to hire guys from non-IT branch. The interview and all was just an eye-wash. So, non-IT guys consider this seriously before attending Caritor test. Finally about 10 people from EE and CS branch were selected.
"If you are to be remembered even after your death; write something worth reading or do something worth writing".