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Aricent Previous Years Questions with answers and Written test pattern

The recruitment procedure was
1. Written Test
2. Group Discussion
3. Tech and HR


1. Written Test

1.Online Written test

Sectional cutoff is present. Written is the major elimination round. In my case out of 600 only 60 are taken out from the written

SEC 1: English (25 Ques – 25 min) — Meanings, opposites, Passages, sentence ordering etc.

SEC 2: Aptitude (25 Ques – 35 min) — logarithms, work, distance, discount, profit & loss, Interests etc.

SEC 3: Programming (25 Ques – 25 min) — C and Data structures

SEC 4: Logical (25 Ques – 35 min) — Passages, coding, blood relations etc.

SEC 1: English (25 Ques – 25 min) — Meanings, opposites, Passages, sentence ordering etc.

“Leave it.”

Kelsey could not begin to fathom what she was hearing. In fact, a partof her began to feel she was in some sort of dream, unable to emerge to wakefulness.

Even the contractor appeared flabbergasted. His mouth stayed in a half-open position, like a marionette waiting for its strings to be tugged.

“Yes. Leave it,” Robert said again, speaking to the notion that someone in the room had asked him to clarify his words. No one had, but Robert understood the silence.

What were the chances that an Indian burial ground would be found on the bucolic site where Robert and Kelsey had chosen to build their dream home? Why in the world would Robert not want to have the remains carted away, thought Kelsey. The last thing they needed were Indian poltergeists meandering around their home while the two of them were trying to renovate their marriage.

Kelsey, usually deferential to her husband, knew that now was the time to make her position heard.

She tried to cajole Robert away from the direction he was heading. “Sweetheart,” she cooed. “We don’t want to build on a site with human remains. It would be irreverent to the dead.”

Immediately, she saw contempt in Robert’s eyes; it was a subtle reminder of how he often viewed her as superficial and self-absorbed.“What would be irreverent,” said Robert, his voice dripping with condescension, “would be to desecrate these Native graves and move them from their final resting place. Remember the culture.”

No, Kelsey did not “remember the culture.” She could not care less about the culture. However, Robert, the history professor, was obviously enthralled by the contractor’s findings. He had an innate way of understanding other cultures and other people that amazed Kelsey. He did not have that gift with her.

But something inside Kelsey said this was too much. She believed wholeheartedly in ghosts and could not imagine a life of them haunting her, rattling her cupboards, and shaking her floorboards.

Kelsey had an unnerving sensation that problems were ahead.Questions:

1 Which of the following best explains how Kelsey feels at the beginning of the story?

A. unable to comprehend the current situation

B. unable to comprehend the decision of her husband

C. unaware of the problem at hand

D. unwilling to confront a potentially life-threatening ordeal

2 As used at the beginning of the story, which is the best synonymfor flabbergasted?

A. dumbfounded

B. hostile

C. querulous

D. unimpressed

3 In paragraph 2, the author writes, “His mouth stayed in a half-open position, like a marionette waiting for its strings to be tugged.” Which of the following literary techniques is used in this quotation?

A. allusion, characterized by a casual reference to a literary or historical figure

B. simile, characterized by a comparison between two unlike things using “like” or “as”

C. denotation, characterized by the usage of the literal definition of a word

D. hyperbole, characterized by a gross exaggeration

4 The title of this passage makes use of which literary device?

A. a pun, where one word has two meanings that are both used at the same time

B. irony, where the words used mean the opposite of what they say

C. foreshadowing, which hints at what is to come later in the story

D. overstatement, where something is exaggerated for effect

5 Kelsey wants to have the remains removed because

I. She is afraid of ghosts.

II. Robert wants to leave them there.

III. She respects Native cultures.

A. I only

B. I and II

C. I and III

D. I, II, and III

6 If Kelsey had chosen to be deferential (paragraph 6) to her husband, what would she have likely told him regarding his plans?

A. “Good idea.”

B. “Don’t be silly.”

C. “I’ll leave you.”

D. “I’m not sure.”Questions (continued):

7Which adjective best describes Kelsey and Robert’s marriage?

A. busy

B. appalling

C. strained

D. good-natured

8 What about Robert seems to keep him from wanting to move the gravesite?

A. He is controlling.

B. He fears the Indians.

C. He cares about cultural history.

D. He is afraid of ghosts.

9 In paragraph 7, the author writes, “She tried to cajole Robert away from the direction he was heading.”Which of the following is the best way to rewrite the above sentence while keeping its original meaning as used in the story?

A. She tried to compromise with Robert to go the other direction.

B. She tried to force Robert to change directions.

C. She tried to entice Robert away from the direction he was heading.

D. She tried to threaten Robert about the direction he was heading.

10 As used at the end of the story, which is the best antonym for desecrate?

A. honor

B. excavate

C. defile

D. criticize

11In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

B. Dormant
C. Weak
D. Unconcerned

A. Candid
B. Direct
C. Forthright
D. Genuine

13) BUSY
A. Occupied
B. Engrossed
C. Relaxed
D. Engaged

In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are lettered as (A), (B), (C) and (D). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The letter of that word is your answer. If all the words printed inbold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (E) i.e. ‘All correct’ as your answer.

14 Since petroleum products are taxed (A) heavily they are a majar(B) source (C) of revenue (D) for the government. All correct (E)

15 Even though the proposal appearrs (A) practical (B) the committee should discuss (C) it
at length. (D) All correct (E)

16 The Indian stock market has been one of the well (A)performing (B) markets globally (C) during the current (D) year. All correct (E)

17 Had the scheme been allowed (A) to continue (B) it would havegenerated (C) attracted (D) returns. All correct (E)

18 People should constantly (A) upgrade their skills (B) in order to be effective (C) and efficient. (D) All correct (E)

Aptitude (25 Ques – 35 min) — logarithms, work, distance, discount, profit & loss, Interests etc.

1If the list price of a book is reduced by Rs. 5, then a person can buy 5 more books for Rs. 300. The original cost of the book is

(1) Rs. 15 (2) Rs. 20 (3) Rs. 25 (4) Rs. 30

2 If the total distance of a journey is 120 km .If one goes by 60 kmph and comes back at 40kmph what is the average speed during the journey?

Ans: 48kmph

3 On a nice summer day two tourists visit the Dutch city of Gouda. During their tour through the center they spot a cosy terrace. They decide to have a drink and, as an appetizer, a portion of hot “bitterballs” (bitterballs are a Dutch delicacy, similar to croquettes). The waiter tells them that the bitterballs can be served in portions of 6, 9, or 20. What is the largest number of bitterballs that cannot be ordered in these portions?

4 8 2 14 6 11 ? 14 6 18 12
What will be the 6th number?
a)8 b)9 c)7 d)5

5 In a group of 15,7 have studied Latin, 8 have studied Greek, and 3 have not studied either.How many of these studied both Latin and Greek

Ans. 0

6 A, B, C, D and E play a game of cards. A says to B, “If you give me three cards, you will have as many as E has and if I give you three cards, you will have as many as D has.” A and B together had 10 cards more than what D and E together have. If B has two cards more than what C has and the total number of cards be 133, how many cards does B have?

7If A + B means A is the brother of B; A – B means A is the sister of B and A x B means A is the father of B. Which of the following means that C is the son of M?
A. M – N x C + F
B. F – C + N x M
C. N + M – F x C
D. M x N – C + F

8 Pointing to a person, Deepak said, “His only brother is the father of my daughter’s father”. How is the person related to Deepak?
A. Father
B. Grandfather
C. Uncle
D. Brother-in-law

9There are 5 persons a,b,c,d,e and each is wearing a block or white cap on his head. a person can see the caps of the remaining 4 but can’t see his own cap. a person wearing white says true and who wears block says false.

i) a says i see 3 whites and 1 block
i i) b says i see 4 blocks
iii) e says i see 4 whites
iv) c says i see 3 blocks and 1 white. now find the caps weared by a,b,c,d and e

10. Which of the following options are true
Alphine tunnels are closed tunnels. in the past 30 yrs not even a single accident has been recorded for there is one accident in the rail road system. even in case of a fire accident it is possible to shift the passengers into adjacent wagons and even the living fire can be detected and extinguished with in the duration of 30 min.
A. no accident can occur in the closed tunnels
B. fire is allowed to live for 30 min.
C. All the care that travel in the tunnels will be carried by rail shutters.
11 A company contracts to paint 3 houses. Mr. Brown can paint a house in 6 days while Mr. Black would take 8 days and Mr. Blue 12 days. After 8 days Mr. Brown goes on vacation and Mr. Black begins to work for a period of 6 days. How many days will it take Mr. Blue to complete the contract?

A. 7
B. 8
C. 11
D. 12

Ans. C

12. 2 hours after a freight train leaves Delhi a passenger train leaves the same station traveling in the same direction at an average speed of 16 km/hr. After traveling 4 hrs the passenger train overtakes the freight train. The average speed of the freight train was?

A. 30
B. 40
D. 60

Ans. B

13. If 9x-3y=12 and 3x-5y=7 then 6x-2y = ?

B. 4
C. 2
D. 8

Ans. D

14 What is the maximum number of half-pint bottles of cream that can be filled with a 4-gallon can of cream (2 pt.=1 qt. and 4 qt.=1 gal)


Ans. D

15 If the operation, ^ is defined by the equation x ^ y = 2x + y, what is the value of in 2 ^ a = a ^ 3


Ans. B

16 A coffee shop blends 2 kinds of coffee, putting in 2 parts of a 33p. a gm. grade to 1 part of a 24p. a gm. If the mixture is changed to 1 part of the 33p. a gm. to 2 parts of the less expensive grade, how much will the shop save in blending 100 gms.



17) Which of the following statements is not correct?
A. log10 10 = 1
B. log (2 + 3) = log (2 x 3)
C. log10 1 = 0
D. log (1 + 2 + 3) = log 1 + log 2 + log 3
log 8 is equal to: log 8

B. 14
C. 12
19 If loga +log
b= log (a + b), then:
A. a + b = 1
B. a – b = 1
C. a = b
D. a2 – b2 = 1


If log10 7 = a, then log10
Description: 1-sym-oparen-h1
1 Description: 1-sym-cparen-h1
is equal to: 70 A.- (1 + a)
B. (1 + a)-1
C. a10


21) If log10 2 = 0.3010, the value of log10 80 is:
A. 1.6020
B. 1.9030
C. 3.9030
D. None of these

26) Find the greatest number that will divide 43, 91 and 183 so as to leave the same remainder in each case.
A. 4
B. 7
C. 9
D. 13

27) The H.C.F. of two numbers is 23 and the other two factors of their L.C.M. are 13 and 14. The larger of the two numbers is:
A. 276
B. 299
C. 322
D. 345

28) Six bells commence tolling together and toll at intervals of 2, 4, 6, 8 10 and 12 seconds respectively. In 30 minutes, how many times do they toll together ?
A. 4
B. 10
C. 15
D. 16
29) Six bells commence tolling together and toll at intervals of 2, 4, 6, 8 10 and 12 seconds respectively. In 30 minutes, how many times do they toll together ?
A. 4
B. 10
C. 15
D. 16
30) If log 2 = 0.30103, the number of digits in 264 is:
A. 18
B. 19
C. 20
D. 21

30) If logx y = 100 and log2 x = 10, then the value of y is:

A. 210
B. 2100
C. 21000
D. 210000

Data structure

1.what is the ternary operator in following

a. * b.& c.~ d.?

2.which is unary operator that used for addressing

a.* b.! c.& d.?
3.what’s equation for average class analysis of quicksort

a.O(n) b.O(logn) c.O(2nlogn) d.O(n2)
4.same 3rd question ….with quicksort O(n2)

a.O(n) b.O(logn) c.O(2nlogn) d.O(n2)

5.what operation & symbol indicate

a.bitwise AND b.bitwisOR c.logical AND d.logicalOR

6.which is the worst algorithm in average case analysis?

a.mergesort b.quick sort c.heapsort d.bubblesort

7.In stack 2,3

push() push()





what is the output?

8.which has highest priority?

Like 4 choice

High priority: $ symbol

Medium: * multiplication , / division

Low: +addition and -subtraction

High priority: * multiplication , / division

Medium: $ symbol

Low: +addition and -subtraction

9.what is sorting? using only 4 nodes, how many form of binary tree can make?

a.12 b.14 c.15 d.13

C Questions



int i=32;


int i;

for(i=0;i<5;I++) some operation....... } printf(“%d”,i); } a.5 b.garbage c.error d.32 2.main() { int a=5,b=6,c=10; c=a==b; printf(“5d”,c); } a.0 b.error c.1 d.10 i,j; int operate() { } mainI() { } two varibles can use for both function.what is the name for that varibles? a.local variable b.register d.external sample(int i) { int count=1; printf(%d”,count++); } main() { int i,j; for(i=0,j=5;i<5;i++,j--) samuple(i); printf(“the element %d and %d”,i,j); } what is the ouput for last two printf statement? 5. The command which gives the device of our system : WHO 6.The command which gives the all list of files without graphic symbols the choices are as follows ls-a ls-b ls-l 7. When a 'C' function call is made, the order in which parameters passed to the function are pushed into the stack is a) left to right b) right to left c) bigger variables are moved first than the smaller variables. d) smaller variables are moved first than the bigger ones. e) none of the above. Ans: (b) a[3][5]={ {1,2,3,4,5],{2,3,4,5,6},{10,11,12,13,14}}; int *p=&a; printf(“%d”,*(*(x+1)+3)); a=0xdeabc; char x=a; printf(“%x”,x); find the output of this endiane machine. a)de b)ab c)0 d)cannot be predictable 10.A question on Computer Networks giving 3 lines o theorey on CSMA/CD CSMA/CA. 11.sizeof() is an operator . 12.main() { pfrintf(“%d”,f1(10,10); } the function declaration of f1(int,int) is given in some other program find how the function declaration is extern int f1(int,int) .What is use of the Wait for Graph 14.main() { a=5; if(a=1) { printf(“d”,a); } always if prints the value of a is 1 15.a bit on convewrtion of binary number to Octal .10111000 first convert it into the decimal and convert it into the Octal by deviding 8. 16.Given the following statement enum day = {jan = 1, feb=4, april, may} What is the value of may? (a) 4 (b) 5 (c) 6 (d) 11 (e) None of the above 17. Find the output for the following C program main {int x,j,k; j=k=6;x=2; x=j*k; printf("%d", x); 18. Find the output for the following C program fn f(x) { if(x<=0) return; else f(x-1)+x; } 19. Find the output for the following C program i=20,k=0; for(j=1;j