ZENSAR Placement PAPER And Interview on 8th AUGUST 2006 AT Techno India College, Kolkata
Number of questions in each section ranged between 20-25.
In all there was 86 questions in my paper where as other sets had between 80 to 90.
There was no negative marking .
There was no sectional cut-off but there were sectional time limits of 20 minutes each.
U r only allowed moving on to the next section only when the time of a section was up.
II] Technical & HR interview. For some there were separate interviews others had it one. There were two member panels.
In the English section there were standard GRE type questions i.e. Synonyms and Antonyms
There were also analogy questions [“which of the following best illustrates a relationship similar to the given relation”]. This part had questions like carpenter: saw then what:?.
There was also passage of about 200 word length on African & European arts which contained some tough sentences.
Each of the above types had 4-5 questions. Anyone who is acquainted with GRE Baron’s will be able to do most of the questions.
Next section was Quantitative. Most of the questions were from RS Agarwal book. Anyone who has practiced that book can easily do 17-18 of 22 questions.
Then there was the reasoning questions section. Time was 20 minutes and questions lengthy. It had data interpretation from bar charts, puzzle. It also had arrangement problem with certain conditions given. It was like among P, Q, R & S, T, U only Q & S can drive. They were going by a car in which people sat in two rows. No group member sits beside member of same group. There were certain other conditions given & situations based on which u had to find sitting arrangements. Then there was a question on order of events – In a certain refresher course 6 subjects r taught. There were conditions given & u had to find order in which the subjects were taught. RS Agarwal verbal reasoning book needs to be practiced well for this section.
The last section was Technical written test.
It mainly had small but tricky pieces of code given in C & C++ & you had to predict the output. This was mainly there to check the logical concepts. Most of it u’ll find on books like “test ur C skills” & “exploring C” by kanetkar.
The cut-off marks were not announced. But as sectional cut-off was not there, the feeling one got was that a score of around 50-55 [out of 86] will clinch it for u. From 350+ aspirants from 8 colleges they selected 40 for the interview in the next day. I was among those selected.
Zensar Technical HR Interview:
On the next day they gave a detailed PPT (paper presentation) before the start of the interview process. They also give u a form to fill up. You also need to bring 2 copies of ur CV as they’ll take one copy of the CV along with the form. All candidates were given call numbers. Those with odd call numbers faced one panel & the evens faced the other panel. The duration of interviews ranged from 15 to as much as 45 minutes.
In the interview Firstly I was asked about how my test was. I suggest however good ur test may be, be a little reserved on this. Then they asked questions on C & C++.
Questions on c ranged from operators, to maximum size of arrays, linking of header files, compilation, assembler, pre-processor, the file inclusion, whether one can build a header file etc.
In C++ they asked about OO concepts, encapsulation, abstraction, virtual functions & how they work, polymorphism, inheritance.
In DBMS I was asked to name some commercial DBMS packages & whether MS Access was one. Also what normalization was & how it was done. Also about client server architecture. In DS I was asked about what queue how it worked & whether one could have a LIFO queue. Also what are single & double linked lists.
In the HR Interview they first of all they told me that “I am giving you two minutes to sell yourself to us”. Thereafter they asked about me, my hobbies. They also asked what other campus processes I had attended & what had happened in them. Finally they asked whether I had any questions & I asked two questions.
Finally they announced the results half an hour after the process was over. They selected 21 candidates. I was selected as was 5 others from my batch. We were really happy for each other.