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# Placement Papers - Mahindra Satyam

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SATYAM PAPER & INTERVIEW - 12 MAR 2008
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Hi Friends

TThis is Phani Bhagawan pursuing 3rd yr Engg at Holy Mary Institute of Technology and Science.
We had Satyam pool drive at Malla Reddy College of Engineering.. First of all before u attend the exam u need to have a brief account of the examination prospects of SATYAM.

The total paper consists of 15 questions and the total alloted time is 30 minutes.
VALUATION BASIS: We have negative marking in Satyam..ie 1 mark for every correct answer and 1/4th mark would be deducted for every wrong answer and we also have upper and lower cut  off.. ie PLEASE NEVER TRY TO ATTEMPT ALL THE 15 QUESTIONS
TRY TO ATTEMPT THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS RANGING FRM 7-9.

The SYALLABI was
profit and loss
simple and compound interest
probability (slightly)
time and work..time and distance
logical questions
small puzzles
and basic English...

JUST REFER RS AGARWAL.. THATS IT.. if u r going to GRE.. its an added advantage

The QUESTION PAPER CONSISTED OF THE FOLLOWING :

1) a question like this he gave a=0 and b=1 and asked us to find the value for the number 5
ans. (bab) convert 5 to binary...(101)

2) missing number series..damn tough....(dont attempt, its simply waste of time)

3) from time and work....a and b can do a piece of work in 20 days. b and c can do it in 12 days.
c and a can do it in 10 days. then how much time will a alone would take to do the work..(direct from r.s.agarwal without changing the numbers)

4)from reasoning..a bit difficult

5)again reasoning..the question was very big

6)a rectangle problem from areas...

7)logical deduction

8)he gave ten statements and we have to deduce the 11 statement by using this 10 statements

9) a problem on Compound interest (direct from r.s.agarwal without even changing the numbers)

10)a passage was given a logical inference should be made.(very big..but easy one)

11)a problem on permutations....(damn easy)

12)a problem from data interpretation..it was on line graphs... very big.. not easy to deduct the solution

13)a problem from profit and loss (direct from r.s.agarwal...he didnt even change the numbers)
even the other two were from reasoning...

SECOND ROUND..
This was the essay writing round...
the prospects are...300 words essay in 10 mins
the topics were as follows
THE APPRECIATION OF RUPEE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE IT SECTOR
WHY DO U WANT TO JOIN SATYAM?

THIRD ROUND:
this is the HR interview round
there were 13 diff HR's and I was posted to no 9
this was the following conversation:
Me: May i get in sir?
HR: ya plz
Me: can i take my seat?
HR: ya plz
HR: so ur a north indian?
Me: no sir...south..(looking at his eyes and shootin a smile)
HR: oohk..can u just explain ur essay..
Me: that was a latest topic...and I knew it pretty well.. I took a paper and explained in detail..
HR: What is Globalization and is it a boom or an advantage to india?
Me:..this was a grt topic indeed and i had previously given this topic as a seminar in my class... so..that made things simple..
I explained him on a great note with examples... he was impressed

He gave me a pencil and asked me..."how would u sell this pencil"?
i told him the following:
it has a great graphite content
it is made from one of the most finest wood in India
it is reliable
it is cheap in cost..

HR: ok ur frm ECE?
ME: yes sir.
HR: explain OPTICAL FIBERS
ME: explained neatly...
HR: what is TEAM WORK..
Me: I started this answer with a Quote saying that "START BY DOING WHAT IS NECESSARY.. AND THEN WHAT IS IMPORTANT...SUDDENLY UR DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE..
so saying this I started explaining him abt team work.. he was really impressed..
HR: finally...Explain VLSI.
Me..rite frm transistors.. I explained him diodes..IC's and atlast VLSI...totally.. even he showed some interest in that..
HE ALSO ASKED ME ON "STEGANOGRAPHY"
HR: ok phani...thanku soo much..
Me: thnku sir..thnx a lot...

my interview lasted for abt 50mins and it was... grt
the results were declared at 9:40 at nite..and... luckily I was one among the 117 selected candidates

INTERVIEW TIPS:
Just have a grip on the basics of ur concerned branches like ECE, CSE, IT, MECH, EEE
Always put up a smile
Speak loud and clear English
Nod ur head... and hands every time
Sit comfortably in the chair
Always.. Look at the interviewer
if u have a chance.. Explain the things on a piece of paper..
Speak slow and neat English..
Don't ask for water... don't take out ur hankey outside.. don't put ur hands in ur pocket

DAILY READ NEWS PAPER.. AND STRESS MORE ON THE LATEST HAPPENINGS
that would fetch u a lot

so..all guys and girls...goodluck for ur dreams... all the very best

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