Company: IBM India Pvt Limited

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Desired Profile:
IBM India looks forward to hire Engineering graduates in off-campus events. All candidates must have
1. B.Tech, B.E. (Computer Science , IT, Electronics and Communication) ,M.C.A
2.. B.Sc (Computer Science, IT), B.C.A
3. All candidates MUST have scored a minimum of 60% aggregate in ALL semesters of graduation

Written Test
The written test consists of two sections each of 45 minutes duration
This is the aptitude section consisting of 45 questions to be attempted in 45 minutes. As is in all the exams, this section is based on the MBA pattern of examination.
his is the technical section. There is a separate paper for hardware and software. Candidates have to mention beforehand whether they want to write the software or the hardware paper.This section also carries 45 questions to be completed in 45 minutes.
There are two rounds of interviews, viz., the technical and and the HR round
Technical and Personal Round for Software Candidates
Mainly subjective questions in C, Operating Systems, DBMS, Data Structures are asked interspersed with some on the candidate’s personal background.
.Typical questions in C and Data Structures
1. WAP to interchange 2 variables without using the third one
2. Explain quick sort and merge sort algorithms amn derive the time-constraint relation for these.
3. Explain binary searching, fibonacci search
4. General questions on binary trees, transversals
5. General questions on graphs and their representation.
Typical Questions on Operating Systems
1. Demand paging, page faults, replacement algos, thrashing, etc
2. Paged segmentation and segment paging
In this section, case studies are presented are presented before the candidate to percieve his reaction and his/her communication skills are tested. IBM expects teamwork and teamspirit from the candidates and their answers should reflect this attitude
Typical question is

You are a project manager of a big multinational project. There is a person X, assigned to you who has the best technical skills required for the project, even better than you. But he wishes to be the project manager ,which the management does not permit, due to which he threatens to quit. All others in the group are not as competent. Talk yourself out of this situation pretending that the interviewer is the disgruntled employee and explain the necessary action.

Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions: Following are the criteria for appointing a Personnel Manager for a company. The candidate must…
A) not be more than 35 year as on 1.6.2000.
B) be a postgraduate in personnel management.
C) have work experience as personnel officer/manager of at least five years.
D) have good command over English. In the case of a candidate-
(i) who satisfies all the criteria expect at (A) above but has work experience as personnel manager for at least 10 years, his/her case may be referred to Director (Personnel) for consideration.
(ii) who satisfies all the other criteria except at (C) above but has obtained Ph.D. degree in Personnel Management, his/her case may be referred to Managing Director for consideration.
You are given the following cases on 1.6.2000. Depending upon the information provided in each case in each of the questions given below and based on the criteria mentioned above, recommend your decision. You are not to assume anything. Mark your answer as per the following:
Mark answer (1): if the candidate is to be selected.
Mark answer (2): if the candidate is not to be selected.
Mark answer (3): if the case to be referred to Director (Personnel).
Mark answer (4): if the case is to be referred to Managing Director.
Mark answer (5): if complete information is not provided.

1) Kamini Gadgil is a post-graduate in Personnel Management and was born on 15th August 1967. She has been working in a company for the last 10 years as personnel Officer.

2.) Aditi Sahay is a doctorate (Ph. D.) in Personnel Management. She has been working in a company as personnel officer for the last two years. She has good command over English and was born on 2nd November, 1964.

3.) Vijay Kulkarni is a graduate in Personnel Management. He was 32 years old as on 1st December 1999. He has good command over English and has been working in a company as Personnel Manager for the last 12 years.
4.) Pradeep Sarkar is post-graduate in Personnel Management and has been working in a company as a Personnel Manager for the last 15 years. He has good command over English and his date of birth is 13th April, 1964.

5.) Praveen Chopra is post-graduate in Personnel Management and has been working in a company as Personnel Officer for the last 7 years. He has good command over English and his date of birth is 20th March, 1967.

6.) Priya Karkhanis was born on 25th January, 1968. She has been working in a company as Personnel Manager for the last three years. She has good command over English. She has done Ph. D. in Personnel Management.
7.) Nirmala Pandey has passed post-graduation examination in Personnel Management. She has good command over English and she has been working in a company as Personnel Officer for the last five years. She was born on 17th May, 1969.

8.) Anees Ahmad is Post-graduate in Personnel Management. He has been working a Personnel Officer for the last seven years. He has good command over English.

Directions (Q. 9-14):In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. on the basis of the information given in the statement. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the given suggested courses of action (5) logically follows for pursuing.
Give answer (1): if only I follows.
Give answer (2): if only II follows.
Give answer (3): if either I or II follows.
Give answer (4): if neither I nor II follows.
Give answer (5): if both I and II follow.

9.) Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country.
Courses of action: I. Govt should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.
II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

10.) Statement: A larger number of lower-ranked politicians are murdered by antisocial elements in city A.
Courses of action: I. All those in the city with criminal records should immediately be arrested.
II. The city police should keep a close vigil on the movements of anti-social elements so as to prevent future attacks.

11.) Statement: It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and fresh vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsuled Vitamin E does not have same effect on human body.
Courses of action: I. The sale of capsuled Vitamin E should be banned.
II. People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and fresh vegetables to meet the body requirement of Vitamin E.

12.)Statement: India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighboring countries.
Courses of action: I. India should engage in an all-over war to stop the nagging threats.
II. India should get the neighbors into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.

13.) Statement: India has now been recognized by the Western world as a vast resource of knowledge and the latter is eager to use the same.
Courses of action: I. India should exploit this opportunity to hasten its economic growth.
II. India should bargain effectively with the Western world and become a super power in South Asia.

14.)Statement: It is estimated that about twenty lakh people will visit the city during the ensuing festival.
Courses of action: I. The civic authority should make adequate arrangements to tackle the situation.
II. All the hospitals in the city should be put on high alert in case of any eventuality.

15.)In a certain code language watch is called book, book is called pen, pen is called air, air is called fire, fire is called water, water is called yellow and yellow is called green. Then what is the colour of fire in that language?
1) Yellow
2) Water
3) Green
4) Air
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 16-22): In the following questions an expression has been given for which you have to give a one-word substitute as your answer from the given alternatives. If none of the alternatives are correct your answer will be 5), ie None of these.

16.)A tale in literature not having true incidents
1) Fable
2) Allegory
3) Novel
4) Fantasy
5) None of these

17.)Liable to commit mistake or error
1) Superficial
2) Fallible
3) Buffoon
4) Humane
5) None of these

18.)Wandering in search of adventure
1) Gypsy
2) Gyrate
3) Expedite
4) Errant
5) None of these

19.)Incapable of being satisfied
1) Greedy
2) Nomadic
3) Insatiable
4) Devilish
5) None of these

20.)Not having made a will
1) Generous
2) Intestate
3) Munificent
4) Voluntary
5) None of these

21.)Rakhi starts from point Q and moves in southward direction for 25 metres; then she turns left and moves 30 metres; then she turns right and moves 15 metres to reach point P. What is the distance and direction of P from Q?
1) 50 metres South-West
2) 50 metres South-East
3) 45 metres South-East
4) 40 metres South
5) None of these

22.)Two brothers Kanhaiya and Kishore are in a habit of passing comments on their friends, which they somehow also use as passcode for e-mail. Kanhaiya’s comment is ’Don’t live always in a fool’s paradise’ and his passcode is ’fool’s live in paradise a don’t always’. If Kishore’s comment is ’Listen time and tide waits for none’, then what will be his passcode by the same rule?
1) for time tide none waits listen and
2) for time none tide waits listen and
3) for time tide waits none listen and
4) for time tide none listen waits and
5) None of these

23.)If ’grey’ means ’yellow’; ’yellow’ means ’white’; ’white’ means ’blue’; ’blue’ means ’red’; ’red’ means ’black’; and ’black’ ’violet’; then what is the colour of clear sky?
1) red
2) white
3) violet
4) black
5) yellow

24.)Among M, N, D, P and W, D is taller than M and W. P is taller than D and N. Who among them is shortest?
1) M
2) W
3) D
4) Data inadequate
5) None of these

25.)Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
1) Wheat
2) Paddy
3) Jowar
4) Corn
5) Sesame
ANSWERS 1.(5) 2.(2) 3.(2) 4.(3) 5.(1) 6.(4) 7.(1) 8. (5) 9.(2) 10.(2) 11. (2) 12. (2) 13.(5) 14. (1) 15.(3) 16. (1) 17.(2) 18.(4) 19.(3) 20.(2) 21.(2) 22. (1) 23.(1) 24. (4) 25.(5)