Accenture paper with Group Discussion Round & HR Interview on 23rd February at Kolkata
I will tell you the important things to prepare for the latest February 23rd 2008 Accenture placement paper.
It has 4 rounds:
1) aptitude test along with essay writing
2) group discussion
3) technical interview
4) hr / technical interview.
1) Accenture Aptitude test:
There are total 55 questions and 60 minutes are provided for them. An essay has to be written on the same sheet in another 10 minutes. There is no sectional cut off. Also there is no negative marking.
The question paper is easy enough and RS Aggarwal is sufficient for the paper.
The aptitude section test paper is divided into three sections:
1st section consists of 20 questions which are based on English language.
Questions 1 – 10: These are easy questions based on prepositions and fill in the blanks with correct words. This test pattern is like other Accenture (it companies) placement papers.
Questions 11 – 20:
There are two comprehensions from 11 to 20.
You do not have to read the whole paragraph. Just do skimming. Refer to the different reading techniques. Skimming is one of them.
2nd section: It consists of 20 questions which are based on quantitative questions as well as verbal and non verbal questions. It is just like other papers. It contains questions from data sufficiency, Venn diagrams, time and work, percentage, time and distance, directions, blood relations and the most important topic logic (syllogism). These verbal and non verbal questions are given best in RS Aggarwal. You should study the whole book.
3rd section: It consists of 15 questions which are very easy, only the placement paper’s puzzle questions are a bit hard.
Question 41 to 45:
Mark the answers according to the following:
a- if all the three options match
b- if first and second options match
c- if first and third options match
d- if none of the three match
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Questions 46 to 49 are proper Accenture puzzle types:
Following was the criteria decided by the selection committee of Indian cricket board:
1) The player’s age should be 18-28 years.
2) He must be the captain of any cricket team for at least 2 years.
3) He must be a Ranji player for at least 2 years.
4) He must have taken at least 20 wickets or made 1000 runs in a calendar year in Ranji.
if 1st condition is not fulfilled. Referred to chairman
if 2nd condition is not fulfilled. He must be an all rounder with at least 500 runs and 15 wickets
if 4th condition is not fulfilled. Referred to vp
questions were like the following example:
Saurav was born on dec.1976 and is a captain of ranji team since June 2005. He won man of the match last year for taking 26 wickets last year. He is:
a) selected b) rejected c) referred to chairman d)data insufficient
Questions 50 to 55:
if * means +, + means -, – means / and / means *, then what is the value of-
if * means /, / means -, – means + and + means *, then which of the following is true:
a) 7+43*2/13-7+8 = 22.6 b) 4-9*7/4*2/3-7+2 = 25 .. ..
(These are easy but require practice from RS Aggarwal book)
You should emphasize more on verbal and non verbal sections for Accenture rather than the quantitative ones.
Verbal and non-verbal questions for Accenture placement paper:
1) Logic (syllogism).
2) Data sufficiency.
3) Logical Venn diagram.
4) Direction sense test.
5) Blood relations.
6) Puzzle test.
Important and mostly asked Quantitative ability and Mathematics topics:
1) Time and work.
2) Time and distance.
3) Ratio and proportion.
5) Problems on trains.
6) Boats and streams.
7) Pipes and cisterns.
8) Profit and loss.
These are some popular placement paper maths topics.
After 60 minutes, we were asked to write an essay in 10 minutes time and word limit was at least 100 words and the topic was “US recession and its impact in the it industry”
Nothing to worry about this. Just have few key points and it should be grammatically correct. It is rarely checked during the HR interview.
2) Accenture Group discussion:
The topic was “liberalization” time limit was 10 minutes. 5 out of 12 were selected. Everyone is given time to give their views. So give a good complete summary emphasizing on the important points of the topic.
Benefits of GD Topic – Liberalization are:
· Greater Industrial productivity
· More employment generation
· Greater Development
· Greater Foreign Investment
3) Accenture HR Interview:
Examples of Questions: Tell me about yourself. What do you do in your leisure time? How can you show your managerial skills? Just have to be confident during your interview, have a smile and maintain eye contact with the HR.
4) Technical interview:
What are your favorite subjects? Gave a program and asked whether this program will run or not. Then he told me that I am giving you 16 seconds. You have to sell yourself. (How to sell urself: you have to be innovative in that. you can’t repeat other person’s answer. you should show your confidence in yourself with good communication skills, any reason which shows your appeal may be strengths, your teamwork ability, consistent work, etc.) Self confidence and communication skills coupled with your skills are what you should tell when such a question is asked. Then there is a situation reaction test.
Total students appeared – 899, aptitude round – 266, GD – 115, 41 students were short listed after all rounds.
Prepare previous papers well. Be polite. Good Luck.
Thanks to Mr. Shamim for sharing this placement paper with other aspirants.