Company: HCL Technologies

Hi friends….This is Dinesh here …I m from (Computer science) ….I got placed
in HCL yesterday (Yahooo!!!!!)
Before I tell about all the procedure 1 thing I would like to say to u all that
placement is 90% luck and 10% preparation…..and confidence is the key of ur
luck…..b4 HCL I appeared in cts and wipro…but my luck did’nt click out….but
here in hcl it was my day…
In my collage they came up with a new procedure…..First we had a online
exam(don’t worry thay ll give u proper instructions ) which was aptitude test cum
technical interview…..out of around 700 students 163 cleared the test and were
directly called for hr interview….where totally 61 were selected…
In the test there was a first question paper (50 min 60 question) containing
aptitude, English , general computing knowledge, DI …..etc. ….the level of
questions was average
Some of the questions which I remember are—-
“a person who loves his country is called”——-ans=patriotic
Question releted to blood relation, age, number series, mirror image, coding
decoading , grammer correction, meaning of word, work time, in DI bar chart
graph etc…..
I think a score of 35 out of 60 would be more than sufficient. There was no
negative marking….i marked all the questions in the end….
The second question paper was divided in three ways
1 paper for cse guys……1 for it guys……and third one 4 remaining
branches……for other branches (other than cse it) the second paper did’nt
contribute to get into hr round…..other branch students had only 10 questions of
c in their technical test…
For me as being a cse student in the tech test there were 3 portions….
10 ques of C++, 10 ques of data structure, 5 ques of C….
I found it a bit tough…
Some of the questions that I remember are…
A is friend class of B so A can access …….
A node in link list has……Ans was… field and address of next node….
One program was written and we were suppose to recognize whether it was pre
order traversal of post order traversal…..
Printf(“%c”, 7[“sundrams’])
One question related to pointers
In which of the following data structure we may gat a error message “array
overflow” even the array is not full……the ans is …circular q ( I think so)…..
2 question related to graph…..
While preparation concentrate on concepts…
Next day I had my hr interview…..b4 hr interview there was ppt( listen properly). I
was asked general hr questions. .they just check whether u can open ur mouth or
no…and ur level of confidence……it lasted for 7-8 mins…..he was convinced
with my answers…..
One of my frnd was asked…..if ur boss is cyco what will u do??? …..he
answered “I ll continue…..”
Hr said what’s the need to continue?????? so b ready for some absurd
questions also….they just read ur face expressions
so guys its all about my placement story……my advice for u is to be well
prepared , believe in urself, pray to god……
I m Sam Daniel from Panimalar Engg. College doing my final year B.Tech(IT) .
We got our HCL interview on 28.06.07 at sathyabama deemed university.
Aptitude is an online round. There were only 2 rounds for us.
1.Aptitude(2 Apps for IT and CSE)
a. General aptitude(60 que in 50 min)
b. Technical Aptitude(Data Structures,C,OS)[25 que in 20 min]
In General Aptitude there were questions based on the following:
LAT(Learnability Aptitude Test)
1.two on blood realations
2.6 reading comprehension (hint: See the question given below there will be a
direct answer. If u are not sure then just click at random mostly b or c.) train problem(i just bypassed it)
4.computing values based on flowcharts(very easy, Be carefull simple decision
boxes were given)
5.Using Bar Charts to answer the questions.Easy one.
6.One correct the sentence question was also asked.
Others i couldnt remember, but easy one. Be Quick in answering them.

Technical Aptitude Test(CSE & IT)
1. 5 small logical situations in C

1.—–> int (*ptr)[10] What it means ?

2.—–> Program based on printf arguments…
printf(+7″%c”,”sundaram”); o/p ?

3.——>program with post and pre increment situation
int count=0;
int incre()
return count++;
int arr[10];

4.Two choose the correct option

2.Data Structures:
1.__________ Queue has a overflow problem even if there a few elements
2.Two questions about graphs and trees.. simple one.
3.Which sorting is optimum even in worst case..
1. quick 2. Insert 3. Merge 4.8yrs.
4.One simple question related to stack. Others I forgot..
1.questions on sheduling
2.On swapping ___________is used to implement virtual memory.
3.____________is used to allocate contigious memory locations.
4.One on Assembly level programming
5.Semaphores are used for___________
6.Modulation in modem(0,1) to (0,2).
Next Day we attended HR
I was to attend the 13th pannel and it was an lady HR. She asked some general
questions no technical and this session moved so friendly.
1. Introduce myself.
2. Some cross questions from the first que..
3. About my specality..
4. She asked the difference b/w school life and coll life.
i said and included that both were same and also included about the rules on
talking with girls. She asked me to justify it. I gave an ans as ” depends on the
situation and persons”. Think so she was satisfied.
5. Asked about my hobbies. I said playing volley ball on sundays and spent more
time in computers in week days.
6.Asked about my strengths and i said it with an incident to add value to that
7. Asked me about the lase movie i saw. I said i dont see movies often and she
was ok with it .
8.She asked for Higher Studies…please say No..
9.Asked about working abroad. I accepetd it with a big smile and said not only
abroad accross any where in india too. She asked me that reason.. I said that i
can increase my Linguistic Profeciency and can analyse myself with other state
people and can learn more. She was really satisfied with it.
10. About the bond for 18 months and i gave a big hopeful smile for that too.
Thank god i got selected.. Friends be confident and communicate well and
express your leadership qualities whenever possible. I prayed to god to get this
oppourtunity and i think he accepted it.