Company: IBM India Pvt Limited

Hello friends this is dinesh from hyderabad . I have faced IBM Interview on 9-08-06 at Narayanamma Engg college, Hyderabad .

I got selected here .

This is my 5th attempt to a s/w company and the second interview faced.(first one was genpact , faced just 4 days before that).

Be sure that ur confident enough at your part. Be straight forward .dont try to hide ur expressions , show ur frankness. They should believe that you are speaking all the facts ( may or may not be true).

Don?t give a chance to them to think in a -ve way abt u.

Always support ur words with a simple example especially when ur talking at the dangerous edges . don?t give a chance to them to ask further Qns on that ans. That the line it self should be self supportive.

For ex : if u r allowed to choose a location to work , you can say one or more locations immediately followed by the reason in 2 r 3 words for ur selection .(it is better than saying that it is ur wish. It indicates ur openness in expressing ur opinion )

Pattern :

  The test consists of three rounds as of all of us know.

Written , Technical and HR interviews.

The written paper contains 55 Qns to be answered in 1hr.

It contains the Qns on verbal ability,Aptitude,reasoning, Attention details and technical.

The verbal ability includes the following Qns.

I got ___________ in traffic so got late (struck/struckup/hold/??).

Mr Benerjee the officer of ?. was questioned ___________(for ,with,on,to) his connection regarding the murder.

The proteins present in ____ apple ,____banana,______Egg are very essential ???..

We have to fill the blanks with a, an or the ( ans: an,a,an)

A Qn was asked on the meaning of underlined word

Here the word is Therapeautic .

Miss X ( some name is given ) given a speech on _____ bank of ____ river kaveri regarding _____________ abilities of the women . like that the Qn goes here also they have given the options like

1 a, an ,the

2 the,the,a

3 a, the,a

4 the, the, the


thre is an essay abt the ATM behavior and usage ,security mechanisms ,connectivity, technology used like that .

Qns are asked as follows.

1. how an ATM is connected to net.

2. what the operation not mensioned in the passage

a. with drawl b. deposit c. donations to charities d . amount transaction btnm accounts

3. which of the following is false.

some time s Atm are un reliable.

They are connected through modems.



3. which is not a possible error regarding ATM.

a. mechanical error b. s/w error .i/p error ??..( the answer depends on the passage and actual errors given)

4. why ATM s are kept in shops

a. because there is no chance of theft there

b. no space in banks.

c. there will be more no of people.


Then csome Qns are on venn diagram models


1 . In a party 10 take only tea 15 take tea and 8 take only coffee then what is the number of persons take either coffee or tea.(nos are not exact).

2. In a college there are students who can play either football or cricket or both.

500 play cricket 220 play both and 600 play football .what is the total strength of the college.

Like this there are one or two more Qns? they r also easy and simple

Then now real IBM pattern starts. It also will be easy but needs a little bit of practice other wise u should have high spontaneous analyzing capacity.


Some 3 Qns are given with instructions like : given three strings check which of them are same ans: A if all are same, B if 1&2 are same, C if 1&3 are same, D if 2&3 are same, E if all are different

Strings are given as

1. a. 66749384879456 b. 6674934879456 c. 6674934879456


3. a. 34523897346579 b.343647654869679 c.346548364874379

Three Qns are given in the following model:

1.If + is replaced by *,* is replaced by -,- is replaced by / ,/is replaced by% nad % is replaced by + then what is the value of the following expression.


Some options will be given u have to choose correct answer. (all the digits are not same)

Next two of the same model but they are giving 4 expressions like above we have to find which one is correct.

Like: a. 35-2+4/3%42=35

b. 25+4-5%6*7=28



Like this they r giving 2 Qns. This seems to be some what risk just increase the speed of calculations .

The remarkable Qn of IBM is on cubes, in this imagination plays major role.

Given a Qn like this: there r three cubes arranged side by side

Each cube is divided into 64 cubes then top most layer of second cube is removed and top two layers of third cube are removed.

And then total volume is painted

1. what is the number of cubes painted on 1 face , 2. two faces, 3. three faces , 4. four faces , 5. no face.

This qn needs more imagination or u have to know the answer well before for this particular qn.

Some Qn s are given on data sufficiency here also analysys plays major role.

There r some 4 or 5 Qns in this model

Like a can do a worked for 5 days and b worked for 7 days how many days they taek to complete the work ??? that .

There r 3 more qns on relations ship btn numbers , on the solving of eqns.

Then we can have some Qns on technical

One Qn on c, one Qn on UNIX, one on RDBMS , on on processors like that total I had only 6 to 8 Qns

Qns are like this : what is the o/p of printf(?%d?,printf(ram)); ans:ram3

What is the command to kill or stop a process in unix ( kill,stop,terminate ??) . ans : kill (check it out)

Unix is what kind of OS ( multiuser and multitasking).

Like that some what easy Qns we can get.

In this written test I got 42 out of 54( one Qns is not printed well so they asked us to leave it) I saw it when they are pinning my resume to my applcn form and answer sheet.

I got selected for technical interview I was called up by Mr. Adithya for the first round of Interview.

Technical Interview.

The technical interview went on very cool such that we can say it as simple HR .

I got some Qns abt project and languages .

First I entered his cabin by saying excuse me sir .

He responded well invited me by shaking hand and offered the seat.

I said thank u and sat .

The interview started like this.

Adithya: have u attended the presentation in the morning?

My self: yes sir.

A: any more qns other than qns asked there?

M: If I got selected into IBM what kind of environment can I expect ( team /individual)

A: ya u can work on various technologies which we train u on . here u have work with the data base of Airtel on behalf of IBM. U can go for any of the technologies depending on the requirement and location preferences????

M: is there any pre requisites for the job?

A: not needed but u can learn on ur own interest but not necessary.

Then he asked me abt my self.

I have my details as a flowing river which is well practiced followed by hobbies ,strenths and weakness, achievements.

A: what is ur greatest strength i.e c/c++/java/php/oracle like that(he said all the subjects )?

M: I have strong knowledge in C, I know oracle well , I am interested in java also.

He asked what is poly morphism? Afte that what is pointer ?

I answered without any late

A: tell me abt ur project.

I explained the project as I am selling a product to him( with all the benefits by highlighting all the advatages and purpose of project)

By giving the details in the following order:

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