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HCL ISD came to our college on 12 Sept 2012. The following were the procedure for the placement :

1. AMCAT online test.
2. English written test.
3. Face to face Interview.
4. Technical Round.
5. HR Round.

The whole placement process took 3 days to complete.

1. On 12 Sept 2012 ...I had an online test on AMCAT (Its software for Online test).
1) There were Technical questions of C ,C++ and Data Structure &

-> problems on Numbers
-> Ages,Profit n Loss
-> Permutations n Combinations
-> Chain RUle,Odd man out Series,
-> Probability ,
->Simple Interest,
->Pipe n Cistern

3) VERBAL RESONING ....Topics were....
-> Syllogism
->Blood Relations test
->Seating Arrangement
->Direction sense
->Logical Sequence of Words

4) VERBAL ABILITY ....Topics were ..
->Spotting Errors
->Ordering of Words
->Completing Statements
->Idioms and Phrases
->One Word Substitutes
->Sentence Correction
->Ordering of Sentences
->Ordering of Sentences.

Do Practice all these topics. You can do these from or do the

RS Agarwal thats all you will definitly cleared this round. Don,t worry questions are easy just practice and practice.

On 13 Sept in the morning. Results were Announced of Online test and I cleared the first round.

2. Now 2nd Round. It was ENGLISH WRITTEN TEST. There were 20 Questions to be completed within 15 mins. these questions are so easy,if you know the tenses and grammar then you will be able to clear this test. so many students were Eliminated after this round. So pay heed to your Tenses and Grammar.


Its is just to check your communication skills .In this Round thwere were 20 students were seating together and an Interviewer wwas askin the questions like Tell me about youself or some general Questions like name 5 objectives for yourself within 1min and your hobbies. This is not elimination Round .You just have to confident say whatever you want to say whether its wrong .but say with confidence

On 14 Sept 2012,now i was heving Technical Round.

Questions were....
1) Introduce yourself
2)Tell me about your Project (Explain your project as much as you can )
3) Which is the best OSI and TCP/IP model ? (Netwrking Questions).
4) What is DHCP,DNS and its Functions?
5) What is your FAvourite Subjects?
( I told C,C++,Data Structure,SDLC,OOPS)
6.Then he askes the questions from OOPs like what are the fatures of OOps ..
and gave me a C program to write.

That,s all and Result was announced after 10 mins and I cleared this Round. Only you have to do is you should know 2 or more subject properly and have basic knowledge of Computer networks, hardware also.

Just do C,C++,Data Structure,study your projects deeply ,Networking .don,t get nervous be polite with the interviewer. (so many student were eliminated in this round)
Around 120 students were left for the HR round.

5) HR Round.

It was so easy ..Questions were like Tell me your family Background ,and Questions were there from Resume... Hobbies and all, what you do at your free time and ya I remember the 1 question was what is the difference between sympathy and empathy . 1 more thing if you don,t know the answer at-least try to answer . This round is also to check your communication skills and your mind stability that how you think if any problem is given to you and its all about how you handle the situation.

HCL Placement Paper : HCL ISD Allahabad 24 September 2012

I was expecting either TCS or INFOSYS to be the first company @ my campus to start up with the recruitment but they landed up in getting a deal with HCL ISD. I am pursuing my Bachelor,s in Electronics & Communications Engineering from United College of Engineering & Research, Allahabad and the drive was for all the eligible students from ,UNITED GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS,.

The rounds were a bit shocking for some students. Now why I said some because I came to know about the rounds some days prior to the arrival of HCL in our campus, by visiting and so did some other students. They were expecting a normal recruitment process consisting of an aptitude and an interview round but on the day 1 itself everyone came to know that its going to be a 5 round process and will go on for 2 more days. It was a 3 day process full of fun actually.

1- GRAMMER TEST(20 questions in 15 minutes )
2- FACE to FACE Communication
3- Technical Interview
4- HR Interview

ROUND 1 was easy to clear as it was not that difficult as we generally expect it to be.The cut-off i guess was 12 to get through, and I got maximum 20 in that round. Literally speaking, after that round i was much more confident about the whole process.
(approx 350 out of 550 cleared this round)

ROUND 2 was all about speaking anything but sensible. The whole idea about this round was to know weather the student is able to speak or not. Yeah, you can relate it to a kind of extempore. Students were called in a group of 16-18 and then the HR spoke to everyone one by one. Before my turn , i came to know that the common question being asked to everyone was,

,,How was the first year experience and how is the life in college different from your school life?,,

I started recollecting thoughts of my experience in first year but that didn,t help me out because as expected I was asked with a different question. As my turn came I went in with a group of 18 students. It was fortunate enough for me that i wasn,t the first to start up with the conversation. It was altogether a different set of questions being asked to everyone in my group. Some topics which students were asked to speak on were,
-Arrange marriage vs Love Marriage

I was asked to share what i have gained in past 3 years of my college life.

I spoke about confidence with all the experience I had in coordinating and organising events so spoke of everything related to that.

Next question was related to my resume about my trip to BANGKOK last month. I was prepared for that and told everything I experienced out there.
The topics were easy but we had to speak on for (say 2-3 minutes). This round went to next day till 4am. I was once again fortunate as i was done with this round by 7 pm on the same day, went back home, had a tight sleep as i was already prepared for the technical and HR rounds scheduled on next day.
(80 cleared this round).

In ROUND 3, i had to wait for my turn till 4 pm. Both the rounds were scheduled on the same day. I was asked everything related to computers. At one point, I had to speak that for this interview I have prepared basics of C, electronics & a bit of networking as the company is based on networking but the HR told me she is not aware of electronics and again started asking me about computers.

Some topics were,
-Latest OS
-About Processors

and many more but everything related to computers. I felt unlucky but replied everything politely and in full confidence, even at times i gave the wrong answer and explained about it like whatever i am saying is right but it was idiotic on my part.

The HR had a smile and said, Mr. Arjit, are you sure about your answer?
I felt a bit relaxed with her smile and said..yea, may be ma,am.

Meanwhile some idiot rang me up for 10 times. My phone was on silent mode but still i had to pull up my leg a bit to reduce the vibration of phone call, it was a weird situation for me. I was asked to leave then.

To my surprise, I was through to the next round.
By the way, there were 3 HR,s in all and it was on luck which HR you gonna get. Others asked about C language, DBMS, JAVA, NETWORKING,etc.
Was i lucky then??? I leave it to you.

ROUND 4, the HR Interview, I,ll go directly with the questions,
-Tell me about yourself?
-About hobbies?
-Role model?
-Why HCL?
-Strengths & Weakenesses?
-Why dip in percentage?
and many more but related to resume.
(38 went on to clear both the rounds)

ROUND 5 was an AMCAT based online test consisting of 3 sections,

-Verbal Section
-Logical Reasoning
-Quantitative aptitude

There was no negative marking and we were not able to skip any question in between, had to attempt all.
Verbal section was full of synonyms and antonyms, reading comprehension, etc

Logical Reasoning was all about puzzles, statements & conclusions & Syllogism.
Quantitative section had simple questions .

HCL Placement Paper : HCL comnet visakhapatnam 1 march 2012

This round consists 20 grammar questions-10mins duration.its not so easy this consists of tricky be careful. Better practice placement papers online.

2nd round-face to face round(speak clear,confidently,expressive,loud,highlight your specialty among others)
ques: Tell me about yourself?
Best moment in your life?
Narrate your favorite movie?
Your favorite book? why it is?
Role model ? why?

3rd round-technical round(speak confidently)
Since im an ECE student they asked about basics of c
Say about your mini project?
How current flows?
Who is your best friend ? Why?

4th round-HR round(dont loose ur confidence)
Tell me about yourself?
Who is founder of HCL?
Why HCL?
What is HCL mean?
What do you know about our company?
Do you prefer half emty or half full?
Challenging situation?
Mostly they see your resume and ask questions on it. Your achievements, your paper presentations. etc.,

Out of 1200 only 70 cleared all these rounds.

After we faced all these rounds. the last round written test eliminated many

5th round-apttitude test through AMCAT
Logical reasoning-25

Please don,t take this round so easy. It,s the main round which decides your fate.
Out of 70 only 30 selected at the last and I,m one of them.

HCL Placement Paper : HCL COMNET BBD Lucknow 9 February 2012

1st Round Grammar Test:

No need to bother or to prepare much for this round. It consists of 20 simple grammar questions. Time given to solve these questions is 10 min. An average English speaker can clear this round easily.

2nd Round Communication Round:

If you are an average speaker can clear it easily. Try to speak words clearly. You must be able to distinguish between sounds of the words like—measure, major, pleasure, pressure, personality etc.

Questions asked to me:

Ques. How is the politics in U.P. (your state) is going on/ something about govt. of your state?
Ans. I spoke not more than half sentence and said not interested in politics, so don,t know much.

Ques. Talk about India for a minute.
Ans. Spoke whatever was in my mind but truth/reality.

Ques. Difference b/w hard work & smart work.
Ans. Explained with an example:
There were 10 chairs in front of me.
Said I can take these 10 chairs out of the room in 10 rounds & can also take out them out in 2 rounds taking 5 chairs at a time by keeping them one over other. 1st one is hard work 2nd is smart work.

3rd Round Technical Round:

(Networking is their need)

Ques. Your interests.
Ans. Be straight forward whatever u like or don,t like. (Whether your don,ts are their needs don,t bother just say truth). Never try to fool your interviewer. But u can try to explain your views on their needs. Eg. If you have some practical knowledge about the field you were asked like networking (1st demand of HCL COMNET).

Ques. Difference b/w C &C++.
Ans. Told...

Ques. Exception in Java.
Ans. Told...

Ques. I don,t know anything about .NET. How will u well explain .NET to me?
Ans. Told

4th Round HR Round:

Ques. About yourself.
Ans. Told...

Ques. What will HCL (Company Name) get if it hires u?
Ans. Told

Ques. What all qualities must ur boss should expect in u?
Ans. Told about 6-7 qualities.

Ques. There is a empty container with a ball inside. How can u take out the ball without touching container or ball?
Ans. After thinking for some time, said by pouring water into the container.

Ques. You filled water in container, bt y ball will float over water?
Ans. Because of buoyance force, explained Archimedes principle.

5th Round Aptitude Test (AMCAT):

Friends don,t take it as simple. As this test is conducted through AMCAT and final selection depends on this round.

It consists of 75 questions to be solved in 95 minutes.

Ques asked are:

1. Quantitative --- 25 ques. in 25 min.
2. Comprehension --- 25 ques. in 35 min.
3. Reasoning --- 25 ques. in 35 min.

HCL Placement Paper : HCL COMNET Interview Pattern Jalandhar 20 December 2011

Stage 1: shortlisting of candidates on the basis of AMCAT result.

Stage 2: English grammar test, a total of 20 questions are their and we have to clear at least 12 questions.

Stage 3: it is a communication assessment round, in which a group interview is conducted and candidates are shortlisted.

Stage 4: it is technical round in which questions are asked from networking field like OSI model, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS.

Stage 5: HR interview in this some situation are given and we have to explain those situations. for ex: choose any one half full or half empty and why.

HCL Placement Paper : HCL Technologies Interview Nitte 12 November 2011

I,m from Computer Science branch, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte. We actually had a direct interview meaning that no aptitude test at all. So I,m very very happy 4 that. The biggest problem for me is clearing Aptitude tests.

I,m not good at aptitude tests. HCL gave 1 greatest opportunity of the life time. I just grabbed it.

They can ask anything about OOPS(C++), Data Structures, Computer Networks, C, OS, Database (All Basic concepts)

3 things to be considered if you want to be in HCL. (or in any company)
1) Just Be Confident in whatever u say even u don,t know.
2)"Communication Skills" most important.
3) Prepare every thing whatever you write in "Resume"

Interview Started at 11:15 AM
For me,
Me: May I come in Sir
HR: Yes. Take your seat.
Me: Thank You sir
HR: Tell me about yourself
Me: Told my name, place, study, family background, academic marks, academic projects, etc (Min 1min 30sec)
(HR was looking at my resume about whatever I said about my marks, projects)
HR: You are in 7th semester right. What are the subjects are you studying in 7th Semester?
Me: I told Object Oriented Modelling and Design(OOMD), Business Intelligence(BI), C#, Advanced Computer Architecture(ACA), Web 2.0, Cryptography and Network Security(CNS).
(I didn,t prepare for any of these 7th sem subjects)
HR: Tell me about OOPS concepts.
Me: Told Inheritance, Polymorphism, Data Encapsulation and Abstraction with explanation.
( Please don,t say Object Oriented Programming.(1 of my friend lost HCL because of this silly answer) Tell what are the concepts under that. They didn,t give me any pen or paper so I used some kind of guesters to explain what I want to say )
HR: You are in 7th semester right? OK Tell me What is that Business Intelligence?
Me: Told with an example.
(HR seemed very happy with my explanation. Tell you what? HR didn,t about it. I need to make HR understand)
HR: Describe Cryptography?
Me: Told with an example.
HR: You attended a seminar on Cloud Computing right. Can you tell me what it is?
Me: Explained
(This is from the resume. If you write any thing on Cloud Computing in your resume. Its 100% sure that they will ask what it is? irrespective of the company)
HR: Ok Fine..
Me: I asked How was my interview sir? I want to improve myself.
HR: Interview went very well.
(This I asked just to get a clue about whether I can be selected or not? HR is about to finish my interview)
Me: Sir I have a question
HR: Ya Ofcourse
Me: Sir, I have 2-3 months of holidays after my graduation? Can I do some preparation before joining the company.
HR: You should be good at programming bla bla....
(HR didn,t tell me to ask some questions. I asked. This I did just to make HR speak so that atleast he will forget if I said something wrong or something he didn,t like it)
Me: Thank You Sir
Interview ended at 11:35 AM

Interview went very well according to me. Still I had a doubt whether I spoke too much? But In the beginning of the interview itself they told if you want to be in HCL You should "SPEAK".

For my friends,
They asked about bubble sort tracing, OS concepts like memory management techniques etc, Java concepts like throw and throws, JVM etc. CN concepts like OSI layer. Data Structure concepts like singly, doubly, circular linked list and also what is binary tree? Database concepts like normalization Some small C codes etc.....

For EC,EEE braches,
basic knowledge about your related subjects. May be OOPS concepts and C codes...

Your Choice of location and Joining date as your wish (called "TOPPERS SHOP"). I don,t think every college will get this kind of offer.

HCL Placement Paper : HCL Technologies Placement Papers Feburary 2011

Hi frnds.
This is sidhartha.
I was selected in HCL TECHNOLOIES in the interview conducted on JAN5th/2010.
First there was an aptitude exam conducted by ASPIRING MINDS.
If u r shortlisted, then you will b cald for the interview.

Second will be the TECHNICAL INTERVIEW(as there were less candidates, there was a technical interview. Otherwise it could have been a technical GROUP DISCUSSION)
Only basics from the concepts like C were askd for me here in this interview.It depends upon the number of technical skills u know.And remember if u r a candidate other than COMPUTER SCIENCE BACK GROUND then you better prepare about the project work.

Third one,
then if u r short listed u,l be called for the HR round.
If u clear the technical interview Hr round will be very easy.

Remember every thing depends on ur confidence levels.
I hope who ever is reading this got wat i said.
All the best.

HCL Placement Paper : HCL Whole Testpaper - 15 February 2010

Compulsory Modules (all 3)

1. English Comprehension

2. Quantitative Ability

3. Reasoning and Logical Ability

Optional Modules (1 or more)

1. Computer Programming Principles and Application

2. Computer Fundamentals

3. Electronics and Semiconductor

1. English Comprehension

Synonyms/Antonyms/Word Meaning (Vocabulary)

Complete the Sentence (Grammar)

Spot error/Correct sentence (Grammar/sentence construction)

Sentence Ordering (Comprehension skills)

Questions based on passage (Comprehension skills)

2. Quantitative Ability

Basic Math Understanding and Algebra: Decimals, fractions, powers, HCF, LCM, Solving equations, etc.

Word Problems

Understanding of Logarithms and exponents

Permutation and Combination, Probability

3. Reasoning and Logical Ability

Analogical Reasoning: Analogy and Classification questions

Deductive Logic: Statement-Conclusion, Statement-Assumption, Data-sufficiency type, Syllogisms, etc.

Pattern Recognition: Coding and Decoding Questions, Alphabet Test

Composition of Complex relations: Blood Relation, Direction Understanding, Logical Word Sequence

Reasoning Puzzles, Theme Detection

1. Computer Programming Principles and Application

This test is based on no particular programming language. The test is completely language independent and tests the programming and algorithm development concepts of the candidate.

The topics include:

1. Structure and constructs of Computer Programs

Programming flow, Procedures, Functions and Arguments, Methods

Data-types, how data is stored in computers, input/output, manipulation, methods of referencing and assessing data (including pointers).

Iteration, decision-making, recursions

Algorithm Complexity: Space and time Complexity, Asymptotic Notation

Compilation, Linking and Execution; debugging, kinds of errors.

2. Data-structures and Basics Algorithms

Data Storage Methods: Linked lists, Arrays, Queues, Stacks, Trees, Heaps, Hash tables, graphs; Stress on which data structure to use for a given application

Data retrieval, Insertion of new data, merging of data from two data structures

Data search and sorting, Methods of array sorting and trade-off

3. Object Oriented Programming Concepts

Classes, objects and methods

Data Encapsulation, Data hiding, Inheritance

Polymorphism, Overloading, Abstraction

2. Computer Fundamentals

Basic Hardware Usage, Maintenance and Organization

Operating System Usage

Basic Software and Internet

3. Electronics and Semiconductor

Basics only

Model Papers


In the following question select the word which is OPPOSITE in the meaning of the given word.


a. reliable
b. honest
c. prudent
d. stupid


a. insouciance
b. ingenuity
c. propriety
d. austerity

Q3. In the sentence there is a bold word or phrase. One of the words or phrases given in the options conveys almost the same meaning as the bold word or phrase in the sentence. Select that option which is nearest in meaning.

It is preposterous on your part to look for a job without first completing your education.

a. Wise
b. Imperative
c. Advisable
d. Most admirable
e. Very absurd

In the following questiones, fill in the blank space.

Q4. The success that he has gained, though striking enough, does not, however, commensurate . . . . the efforts made by him.

a. About
b. From
c. With
d. Beside
e. Over

Q5. Vinod took his meals after he . . . .

a. Had completed his work
b. Had been completing his work
c. Was completing his work
d. Had been completed his work
e. Had got completed his work

In the following questions, select the word or phrase that is similar in meaning to the given word.

Q6. Nonchalance

a. Neutrality
b. Indifference
c. All-knowing
d. Ignorance
e. Untimeliness

Q7. Conceal

a. Hide
b. Seal
c. Ceiling
d. Horrifying

Q8. Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ,D,. (Ignore - the errors of punctuation,if any)

(A) The whole thing moves/ (B) around the concept of building a small dynamic/(C) organisation into a larger one./(D) No error.

a. (A)
b. (B)
c. (C )
d. (D)

Q9. In the question a part of the sentence is italicised. Alternatives to the italicised part is given which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed. Option ,D, is the answer.

She gave most of her time to music.

a. spent
b. lent
c. devoted
d. No improvement

Q10. The given sentences when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

1. He was so busy with them that he did not get time to eat. 2. Thousands of people came to him and asked different types of questions. 3. No one cared to see that he had his food or rest that night. 4. Swami Vivekanand once stayed in a small village.

a. 2341
b. 3214
c. 4213
d. 4231

Answer the question based on the given passage

Management is a set of processes that can keep a complicated system of people and technology running smoothly. The most important aspects of management include planning, budgeting, organising, staffing, controlling, and problem-solving. Leadership is a set of processes that creates organisations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances. Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires them to make it happen despite the obstacles. This distinction is absolutely crucial for our purposes here: Successful transformation is 70 to 90 per cent leadership and only 10 to 30 percent management. Yet for historical reasons, many organisations today don,t have much leadership. And almost everyone thinks about the problem here as one of managing change. For most of this country, as we created thousands and thousands of large organisations for the first time in human history, we didn,t have enough good managers to keep all those bureaucracies functioning. So many companies and universities developed management programs and hundreds and thousands of people were encouraged to learn management on the job. And they did. But, people were taught little about leadership. To some degree, management was emphasised because it,s easier to teach than leadership. But even more so, management was the main item on the twentieth-century agenda because that,s what was needed. For every entrepreneur or business builder who was a leader, we needed hundreds of managers to run their ever-growing enterprises. Unfortunately for us today, this emphasis on management has often been institutionalised in corporate cultures that discourage employees from learning how to lead. Ironically, past success is usually the key ingredient in producing this outcome. The syndrome, as I have observed it on many occasions, goes like this: success creates some degree of marked dominance which in turn produces much growth. After a while keeping the ever-larger organisation under control becomes the primary challenge. So attention turns inward and managerial competencies are nurtured. With a strong emphasis on management but not leadership, bureaucracy and an inward focus takeover. But with continued success, the result mostly of market dominance, the problem often goes unaddressed and an unhealthy arrogance begins to evolve. All of these characteristics then make any transformation effort much more difficult. Arrogant managers can over-evaluate their current performance and competitive position, listen poorly and learn slowly. Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing the very forces that present threats and opportunities. Bureaucratic cultures can smother those who want to respond to shifting conditions. And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside these organisations to break out of the morass.

Q11. Why did companies and universities develop programmes to prepare managers in such a large number?

a. (A) Companies and universities wanted to generate funds through these programmes
b. (B) The large number of organisations were created as they needed managers in good number
c. (C) Organisations did not want to spend their scarce resources in training managers
d. (D) Organisations wanted to create communication network through trained managers

Q12. How has the author defined management?

a. It is the process of adapting organisations to changing circumstances.
b. It is the system of aligning people with the direction it has taken.
c. It refers to creating a vision to help direct the change effectively.
d. Creating better performance through customer orientation.

Q13. What is the historical reason for many organisations not having leadership?

a. A view that leaders are born, they are not made
b. Leaders lack managerial skills and organisations need managers
c. Leaders are weak in carrying out traditional functions of management
d. Leaders allow too much complacency in organisations

Q14. Which of the following characteristics help organisations in their transformation efforts?

a. Emphasis on leadership but not management
b. A strong and dogmatic culture
c. Bureaucratic and inward looking approach
d. Failing to acknowledge the value of customers and shareholders

Q15. Which of the following is similar in meaning of the word ,smother, as used in the passage?

a. Suppress
b. Encourage
c. Instigate
d. Criticise


Q1. In a kilometre race, if A gives B a 40 m start, A wins by 19 s. But if A gives B a 30 s start, B wins by 40 m. Find the time taken by B to run 5,000 m?

a. 150 s
b. 450 s
c. 750 s
d. 825 s

Q2. Pipe A takes 16 min to fill a tank. Pipes B and C, whose cross-sectional circumferences are in the ratio 2:3, fill another tank twice as big as the first. If A has a cross-sectional circumference that is one-third of C, how long will it take for B and C to fill the second tank? (Assume the rate at which water flows through a unit cross-sectional area is same for all the three pipes.)

a. 66/13
b. 40/13
c. 16/13
d. 32/13

Q3. Three consecutive whole numbers are such that the square of the middle number is greater than the product of the other two by 1. Find the middle number.

a. 6
b. 18
c. 12
d. All of these

Q4. The arithmetic mean of 2 numbers is 34 and their geometric mean is 16. One of the numbers will be

a. 4
b. 16
c. 18
d. 12

Q5. If x% of a is the same as y% of b, then z% of b is :

a. (xy/z)% of a
b. (yz/x)% of a
c. (xz/y)% of a
d. None of these

Q6. The letters of the word WOMAN are written in all possible orders and these words are written out as in a dictionary ,then the rank of the word ,WOMAN, is

a. 117
b. 120
c. 118
d. 119

Q7. What least number must be subtracted from 9400 to get a number exactly divisible by 65?

a. 40
b. 20
c. 80
d. none of these

Q8. If 2505 / 0.5 = 5010 then 25.05 / 0.5 = ?

a. 5.010
b. 50.10
c. 501.0
d. None of these

Q9. Which pair of rational numbers lie between 1/5 and 2/5 -

a. 262/1000, 275/1000
b. 362/1000, 562/1000
c. 451/1000, 552/1000
d. 121/1000,131/1000

Q10. What is the value of the following expression: 2 log10 5 + log10 4 ?

a. 2
b. 2.5
c. 3
d. None of these

Q11. If x increases linearly, how will a-x behave (a>1) ?

a. Increase linearly
b. Decrease linearly
c. Increase exponentially
d. Decrease exponentially

Q12. What is the probability of getting the sum 5 in two throws of the dice?

a. 1/12 b. 1/5 c. 1/9 d. None of these


Q1. The question shows a pair of words in which the first is related to the second in some way. It is followed by a single word which bears a similar relation to one of the given alternatives. Find the correct alternative to complete the analogy.

Melt:Liquid::Freeze: ?

a. Ice
b. Condense
c. Solid
d. Crystal

Q2. Fill in the blankGuilt is to Past as Hope is to ......

a. Present
b. Future
c. Today
d. Despair
e. Hopeless

Q3. From the given choices select the odd man out:

a. Bird
b. Kite
c. Crow
d. Pigeon
e. Sparrow

Q4. Find the missing pattern



Q5. Find the missing number

5 : 24 :: 8 : ?

a. 65
b. 63
c. 62
d. 64

Q6. From the given choices select the odd man out


Q7. If HARD is coded as 1357 and SOFT is coded as 2468, what will 21448 stand for?


Q8. Find the next number in the series

1, 6, 13, 22, 33, ......

a. 44
b. 45
c. 46
d. 47

Q9. The question contains some statements followed by some conclusions. Decide which of the given conclusions logically follow from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

I) All tomatoes are red.
II) All grapes are tomatoes.
I) All grapes are red.
II) Some Tomatoes are grapes.

a. Only conclusion I follows.
b. Only conclusion II follows.
c. Neither I nor II follows
d. Both I and II follow.
e. Either I or II follows

Q10. Old woman,s son is my daughter,s uncle, then what relation has the old woman to me ?

a. Sister
b. Mother
c. Grandmother
d. Mother - in - law

Q11. Ramu was facing East.He walked 4 km forward and then after turning to his right walked 6 km. Again he turned to his right and walked 7 km. After this he turned back.Which direction was he facing at the time?

a. East
b. North
c. South
d. West
e. North-East

Q12. Raman is not wearing purple and Aman is not wearing black.Raman and Sahil wear different colours.Avinash alone wears green.What is Sahil,s colour, if all four of them are wearing different colours.

a. Green
b. Black
c. Purple
d. Can,t Say

Q13. The question is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a strong argument and which is a weak argument.

Statement :
Should a total ban be put on trapping wild animals?
Arguments :
I. Yes, Trappers are making a lot of money.
II. No, bans on hunting and trapping are not effective.

a. Only argument I is strong.
b. Only argument II is strong.
c. Either I or II is strong.
d. Neither I nor II is strong.
e. Both I and II are strong

Q14. The question contains a statement followed by two Assumptions I and II. Find out which assumption(s) is implicit.

Vitamin E tablets improve circulation, keep your complexion in glowing condition.
Assumptions :
I. People like glowing complexion.
II. Complexion becomes dull in the absence of circulation.

a. Only assumption I is implicit
b. Only assumption II is implicit
c. Both assumption I and II are implicit.
d. Neither assumption I nor II is implicit

Q15. Study the statement(s) and the conclusions and select the correct option.

Statement :
No country is absolutely self - dependent these days.
Conclusions :
I. It is imposible to grow and produce all that a country needs.
II. Countrymen in general have become lazy.

a. Only Conclusion I follows
b. Only Conclusion II follows
c. Both the conclusion I and II follow
d. Either conclusion I or II follows
e. Neither conclusion I nor II follows

Q16. In the question a statement is followed by some courses of action . A course of action is a step or administrative decisions to be taken for improvement, follow-up, or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc.You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and then decide which of the given suggested course(s) of action logically follows for pursuing.

,The World Bank has approved a $ 300 million loan to finance a project to construct coal ports by Madras Port Trusts.
Courses of Action :
I. India should take financial help from other international financial institutions to develop such ports in other places.
II. India should not seek any help from the international financial institutions.

a. Only I follows
b. Only II follows
c. Either I or II follows
d. Neither I nor II follows
e. Both I and II follow.

(Optional module)


Q1. A 8-bit signed integer has the following range:

a. 0 to 255
b. -128 to 127
c. -255 to 254
d. 0 to 509

Q2. What will be the output of the following code statements?
integer x = 34.54, y = 20, z = -5
print ( y > 50 AND z > 10 or x > 30 )

a. 0
b. 1
c. -1
d. 10

Q3. Pankaj makes a program to print the product of cubes of the first 10 whole numbers. She writes the following program:
integer x = 0 // statement 1
integer sum = 0 // statement 2
while ( x < 10 ) // statement 3
sum = x*x*x // statement 4
x = x + 1 // statement 5
print sum // statement 6

Is her program correct? If not, which statement will you modify to correct it?
a. No error, the program is correct.
b. Statement 1
c. Statement 4
d. statement 6

Q4. I have a problem to solve which takes as input a number n. The problem has a property that given the solution for (n-1), I can easily solve the problem for n. Which programming technique will I use to solve such a problem?
a. Iteration
b. Decision-making
c. Object Oriented Programming
d. Recursion

Q5. Given:

integer x = 40, y = 35, z = 20, w = 10

Comment about the output of the following two statements:
print x * y / z - w
print x * y / (z - w)

a. Differ by 80
b. Same
c. Differ by 50
d. Differ by 160

Q6. Data and function in which area of a class are directly accessible outside the class?
a. Public
b. Private
c. Protected
d. None of these

Q7. Here is an infix notation: ((A+B)*C-(D-E))^(F+G) Choose the correct postfix notation of the above from the given options.
a. AB+CD*E--FG+^
b. AB+C*DE--FG+^
c. AB+C*DE-FG-+^
d. A+BC*DE-FG-+^

Q8. If the depth of a tree is 3 levels, then what is the size of the Tree?

a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 8

Q9. One of the following options is a form of access used to add and remove nodes from a queue.

c. Both LIFO and FIFO
d. None of these

Q10. What is the time complexity of adding three matrices of size NXN cell-by-cell?

a. O(N)
b. O(N^2)
c. O(N^3)
d. None of these

HCL Placement Paper : HCL MAIT - 30 August 2011

HCL Technologies came to our colg. on 30th Aug, 2011. We were very lucky that the comapany didn,t conducted any type of test for the recruitment process. we just got this info, a one day earlier, so we just prepared for the Interview.

First, there was a brief presentation form the company about the objectives, want they are expecting from us etc. A key point in that was the Bond for 18 months costing 1Lakh, rest other things were pretty much same like other companies.
We were around 200 students who sat for the Interview process. The process began at around 11am.

there were around 15 representatives form HCL. the Interview was, one on one basis. There was only one Interview, it can be HR or Technical depending upon your luck as told by our placement coordinators. My name came around 2.30, and I was lucky that I was called after lunch. The guy was a young person around 28 I guess, he was very cool. The interaction with him began like this.

Interviewer: How are you?
Me: fine, was waiting for my turn.

Interviewer: so, tell me something about you which is not mentioned in your CV?
me: i got confused as what to tell him which in not mentioned over there, but i thought for a while then told him about my interest, what i did in my past in college etc...

he was just listening me up, not even nodding or looking at me, was just viewing my CV.

Interviewer: tell me something about HCL.
me: i just read one day before about the company profile, told him the 2-3 key points about the company. Friends, don,t forget to see the company profile, they will definitely ask this to you.

Interviewer: So, why should I hire you?
me: mentioned that i like this thing about company, told stuffs like am team player, adjust well in team etc.
this time, he nodded at my answer, my confidence grew by that.

Interviewer: So, what king of latest update you heard in the mobile Industry?
me: thought for a while, and then I asked sir, are you talking about Android? he said yes.....
I knew many thing about Android, told him about that, but when I told him the latest version name and umber, he smiled, as saying that you know alot. :) :)

Interviewer: so, what makes it different form Symbian.??
me: told about it, its Nokia OS, etc...

Interviewer: are you willing to be reallocated anywhere or work in shifts?
me: all yes sir.. :) :)

Interviewer: tell me something about your family.
me: told briefly.

my interview was all HR kind like, with only one semi-technical thing about Android.

At last he said thanks for the interview, you can leave now. I thanked him, and then left the room.
we waited for the results till evening but around 5 pm it was announced that it will not come today, but in 2-3 days....

After 2 days, it was there, my name was there, I was very happy to see my name for the first time, as I was not able to made it to Infosys and Accenture. this was the first company. They hired 86 people from our college.
Am, happy that I was selected, and HAPPY to be MR."HCL" now. So, friends meet you up in HCL, bye.... for now

HCL Placement Paper : HCL Saveetha Engineering College - 9 October 2010

I m here to share my experience that how I got into HCL Technologies.

First of all I have read .com members post before facing the interview process. So thanks to all those who have came forward and share their experience which gave me lot of confidence.

Three Rounds Was there in the selection process.
2.Technical GD
3.HR Interview.

1st round is Aptitude Section Where there will be a total of 105 questions to answer in online with 107 minutes time.
This round is split into four categories.
4.Pgmming(pnli few questions)

Prepare from agarwal book

If u clear this round u r place is 75% confirmed.

2nd Round is Tech GD, Where they gave topic for me as...

Why is pgmming language neccessary, Which pgmming lang u prefer and what are all its adv and disadv,s?

As I m the first guy sitting close to the panel members I was d first guy to start the GD. I was nervous and with the topic Icant able to deliver it on the first attempt, after giving intro abt the topic, then we started to debate that which pgmming is best and that point of time I didnt stop talking as I continuously interrupted and also not against the other team members comments.
So in my selection process there were 13 guys in GD and 7 got selected, those 7 were the one,s who talked much repetitively during the GD. In some selection process, they didnt select those who talked much. So look for ur team members how they are talking and respond to the situation.
I dont have any hope in my selection through the GD as I talked much but without much content and fluency, but once d result got out in 10 mins I was on cloud nine that I have finally made into HCL as the final round is just like a formality to end up the interview process by filling up the form.

3rd and Final round is HR interview.. it was more like a simple interaction with HR persons, once u clear GD, u r through to HCL, they consider u as their employee and interacts with us, it was a funny incident for me as the HR asked me ques like who is best sachin or pointing kinda questions and he handshaked me atlast and he replied we will get u back soon.

After a Week I got confirmation Mail from HCL that I have been selected.

The first round happend 20 days before the 2nd round and results came after 15 days only Iwas pretty confident that I ll get through in apps as have prepared well in few imp topics.

So have enough confidence to face the challenge. U ll definetely get through, Hope to meet u here
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