As usual according to the latest system of INFY selection process there were two rounds:-
1) Written (Logical Reasoning, Aptitude, Verbal)
2) Personal (HR) Interview
The written exam consisted of first 40 mins contributed to logical reasoning and aptitude consisting of 30 questions of normally average level.
MAJOR AREAS COVERED:
2) ODD ONE OUT FIGURE
3) BAR CHART DATA INTERPRETATION
4) DATA SUFFICIENCY
The next 35mins in the written examination was for verbal test consisting of 40questions. (including 2 comprehensions followed by 5 questions each, sentence correction, fill in the blanks etc.) One must prepare at least the MBA materials to clear the written examinations.
Well friends, after clearing the written examination I was pretty cool until I was called to wait near the door for the interview.
Me: May I come in sir?(confidently at last)
HR: Of course, please take your seat.
Me: (more relieved by his warm welcome) thank you sir.
HR: So, Mr.Rajish.R what does this "R" stand for?
Me: (answered as if prepared for it)
HR: and whats the meaning of your name.
HR: you hail from Kerala right? How come you decided to do your Engineering in Orissa??
HR: why did u change from ICSE in 10th to CBSE in 12th?
Me: Sir, my dream was to become an Engineer and for the entrance examinations Mathematics was the most important part. I had heard from my seniors that this is better in CBSE as compared to ICSE from the entrance point of view.
HR: well thats ok but your excellence in Mathematics doesnt reflect in your written test today?(till now he hadnt opened the result of the written test in his hand)
Me: (Bit tensed but composed myself) Sir if it is so then I lack something on which I must work upon to be better.
(the HR now sees the result of the written)
HR: Oh ya, you have done well in your written, aptitude, reasoning and verbal too. ok now tell me have u done any projects yet?
Me: (wasnt prepared for this question or rather hurried up my mind to search for all info regarding my project) well yes sir, i have done a minor project in my 7th sem which i am continuing it into the final sem.
HR: (a bit depressed)but why? why dont you finish the project in 7th sem,wind it up and start a whole new one in the 8th sem?
Me: Sir actually I have just done the software implementation but I believe if we are able to do the hardware implementation then it would be great.
HR: (satisfied) tell me the whole funda of your project starting from your planning stage.
Me: (i started off to explain in detail for around 1minute when he interrupted).....
HR: ok just tell me your role?
Me: (started exactly where i left for that was my part).....[explained] - followed by 3-4 questions on it.
HR: give me an example where you made lot of planning and time management?
Me: (i was waiting for this and now the striker was in my hand) sir i was working for a US based company for ...........[explained]
HR: O Good but would you prove me that you know how to manage time very well?
Me: (on the seventh cloud for it was the second strike that I was offered) Sir if you could please take a look at the time by my watch you can notice that it is 30mins ahead of the actual time....
HR: (impressed but interrupted) and why do you do that?
Me: Sir I actually like to do things much before the actual time or deadline.in short i like racing with time and gain myself on this competition.
HR: thanks a lot Rajish, would you please sign here(he forwarded the application i filled up in the beginning of written examination)
Me: (in my tense mood I had actually forgotten to take my pen) sir may I borrow a pen please.
HR: Oh sure(he offered me a pen which wasn't working)
Me: Sir I am afraid this pen isn't working. May I borrow another pen.(now he offered me another one and fortunately this worked)
HR: thank you Rajish, you can leave now.
Me: thank you sir, nice meeting you.
I never thought of the result whether it would be good or bad but of course as time passed and the result wasn't on board I started getting tensed.
Fortunately I got selected and some of my very good friends too. One advice to you friends, never prepare for the interview, it would be more or less extempore and may be you would feel bad after the interview that you could not do or tell what you had planned (before the results).
I hope this would help you too. ALL THE BEST.