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# Placement Papers - Mahindra Satyam

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Satyam Interview Pattern II
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SATYAM PAPER & INTERVIEW

The Process Went On In 3 Phases :
I. WRITTEN TEST
II. GD
III. TECHNICAL+HR INTERVIEW

I-WRITTEN TEST:
The written test was conducted on 10-03-2006
I was in the first slot
The written test consisted of Quant,Logic reasoning,aptitude,passage reading(only 1Q)
The total no. of questions is 15 and the cutoff was 4.There was 1/4th negetive marking!(b careful)
The cutoff usually will be around 6 and 7 generally.Each question carries 1 mark
sorry!!sorry!!sorry!!sorry!!sorry!!sorry!!sorry!!sorry!!
I don t remember most of the Questions.But i ll give u some basic idea of what was asked.okay!
REMEMBER!!! dont try to solve every question.Do 9 or 10 perfectly or atleast 7 correct to ensure urself , clear the test

1.complete the series
3,10,29,__,127,218
{Hint:(1^3)+2,(2^3)+2,(3^3)+2,(4^3)+2,(5^3)+2,....}
***(every time 1Q on calenders)
2.Problem on dates(calender problem)
what is the day on 25th september 1936(not exactly same)
3.Four diagrams were given as sequence and we have to find the fifth from given options
4.An equilateral triangular base prism of base ___units and length____units is melt into a cube Find the Lateral surface area of cube

5.Given compound interest on certain amount for 2years as Rs.___ and its simple interest as Rs.___ Find the Compound interest for 3years.

6.One problem on algorithm
10 Let R=3;
20 Let R=R+2;
30 Let R=R*2;
40 Let k=R^2;
50 print k-R;
60 check R<32 goto 20
what is the final o/p

7.A passage was given and summary of it was asked in options select the correct one

8.There was a work when done by 6 men and 7 women is completed in 6 days.The same work when done by 3 men and 4 women is completed in 15days.Find the no. of days the work is finished in when done by 5men and 8 women (Not the same numbers). {Hint:let capacity of men=x and women=y;Then 6x+7y=(1/6) and 3x+4y=(1/15).Find x and y and substitute in 5x+8y=?}

9.A NEWS article on AIR services was given and 4 statements as 4 options were given and we have tu choose the most appropriate option.

10.ASSERTION and REASONING type question two statements A and B were given a problem is given To describe it
a>both A and B are needed
b>A is sufficient
c>B is sufficient
d>A and B are not sufficient
and some others i don t remember

He shortlisted 800 people here

II.GROUP DISCUSSION:

As we know this is the main ELIMINATION round
The whole lot of 800 were made into no. of batches of 10 ppl in each
The main qualities they were looking in were ur
Always try tu make ur GD constructive!Most of the times the group getz benifitted when a conclusion is reached
TRY tu initiate the topic or end the topic.BUT!,it is also the most risky effort if u don t do it properly
any way u will find important tips fur GD on internet.

Our GD:
After we all entered the room he made a note of all our numbers and made us sit in a sequence He then asked us to choose a topic of our choice  The topic we chose was WESTERN CULTURE Vs EASTERN CULTURE only 2 of us were selected from our group!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -ve points------->

1.The topic was decided by a 3ppl in the group without taking other s opinions

2.The initiation of topic was also chaotic.3 ppl wanted those extra points of starting Gd .They did not stop.

3.The discussion was worthless.Everyone wanted tu dominate,but,had no extra pointsand repeated same points Fed up with all these the observer asked us tu conclude in the 4th minute itself(scheduled time is 10min)

4.The observer wanted 1 person of his choice to conclude.But,still poeple tried themselves to conclude +ve points------->

1.when ppl were lingering around the same point,i interfeared in between and countered their points for a minute and welcomed their responses.But,they again continued on their own old point

2.When the group was in chaotic discussion i did not go and mix up but kept cool(But, later i gave my points) **3.I was gettin familiar with my group members before the GD started and was cool while others were appearing tensed.He noticed all these things He shortlisted 220 members here

III.TECH+HR INTERVIEWS

The process started at 2:30pm
There were 6 to 7 panels simultaneously in the process
I was the first person in one of the panels As soon as i went in i wished him and he asked me to sit. He was appearing cool. This eased me out of tension

PLEASE go in GOOD attire.This makes a definite impact on recruiters mind which will decide the further process The Qs r not in same order

2.Why should i select u

3.Why du u prefer SATYAM

4.After u joined SATYAM if u r given a Dress code & restricted tu use mobiles.How will be ur response

5.What is communication

6.Where du u use communication

8.How many FlipFlops are in DECADE COUNTER

9.Hoe du u rate urself in C

10.How du u declare an array

11.How du u declare an array of different datatypes

12.How du u define Electronics

13.What is a diode

14.What is an Oscillator

15What is the feed back in an oscillator

16.What is FM

17.What is range of FM

18.How du u differentiate Science and Application

19.Why du u want tu join SATYAM

20.Why shud i select u

21.U are trained in Java and we asked u tu work in other field.How du u react

22.U are selected in a company,does ur college recommend u tu attend for interviews of other companies

23.What is ur father

24.How many siblings u have

That s it and he asked me tu wait for the result We can say i was lucky enough to be interviewed first.As the interview was going on it became more tougher!!!!
Finally he shortlisted 148 ppl.

The ppl who were interviewed after 4hours faced severe stress interview out of which only a handfull were selected.So, it alwayz beneficial tu get interviewed at the initial stages itself My frnz pls be prepared for the worst case always.Dont take any chance.I know ppl who lost many interviews due  to silly reasons,and getting into a company is not a joke

YOU SHUD BE ABLE TO FACE ANY CHANGING SITUATION ACCORDINGLY.SO,PREPARE WELL.
MY ABOVE EXPERIENCE IZ ONLY A CASE.EVRY TIME U MAY NOT FACE THE SAME SITUATION.
ALWAYZ THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE IS BY KNOWING WHAT THE COMPANY DEMANDZ FOR.
AFTERALL THE CUSTOMER LOOKS FOR ONLY WHAT HE WANTS.ANALOGOUS IS THE CASE WITH RECRUITER.
NEVER LOSE HOPE!! ALL THE BEST!

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