SATYAM PAPER 25 APRIL 2006
SATYAM PAPER 25 APRIL 2006
SATYAM:- 25th April-06,Techno India Campus-Kol Total candidates-2200(approximate). Got through Aptitude-534. Got through GD-219. Got through tech/hr(finally selected)-133.
Round-1 : APTITUDE TEST –15 questions, 30 minutes.
The paper consisted of only problems. U need to solve R.S.Agarwal quantitative book to be familiar with the test. Most of the problems were easy but u need to know the techniques to solve them quickly, because 30 minutes time is the main factor. There was +1 mark for every right answer and –0.25 mark for every wrong answer. So do not do any guess work. Answer only those problems that u can solve confidently.
Go through the following topics for this section:
1.TIME,SPEED,DISTANCE. 2.PROFIT & LOSS. 3.PERCENTAGE. 4.SIMPLE INTEREST/COMPOUND INTEREST. 5.PERMUTATION & COMBINATION. 6.PROBABILITY. 7.TIME & WORK. 8.ODD MAN OUT & SERIES. 9.HEIGHT & DISTANCE. 10.AVERAGE. 11.BLOOD RELATION. 12.PROBLEMS ON AGES. 13.RATIO & PROPORTION. 14.DATA INTERPRETATION. 15.PROBLEMS ON CLOCKS/CALENDARS. 16.ALLIGATION & MIXTURES.
The cut off marks is generally set seeing the performance of majority of the students. If u prepare yourself accordingly, there is no reason why you should not pass the aptitude test. BUT REMEMBER ONE THING-NO GUESS WORK IN SATYAM.
Round-2 : GROUP DISCUSSION –Each group-12 members,10 mins. U need to have excellent communication skills, general awareness, to get through this round. U are in an advantageous position if u r a normal leader. But do not try to pretend to be a leader if u r not 1 in true sense. Because in this round everyone pretends to be a leader. And the coordinator easily finds out who has normal leadership qualities and who is trying to be 1. If u r not a leader truly, try and concentrate on the topic more. Bring out interesting and new points out of the topic to increase your chance rather than quarreling with group members to establish yourself as the leader. No matter what the topic is try to analyze the topic by the following few methods.
Method 1) KWA approach: key word approach.
Method 2) SPELT approach: social,political,economic,legal,technological approach.
Method 3) VAP approach: view point of affected persons approach.
Take any topic into consideration and start jotting down points from today onwards following any of the above few approaches to be successful in this round.
DO NOT’S IN A GD:-1.Never take a stance in a gd. 2.Completely ignore the coordinator. 3.Do not play with
pen/pencil. 4.Do not move your hands/legs too much to indicate ur presence. 5.Never refer to anyone by name even if u know him. 6.Do not try to create a lobby within the group. Just be fair. ur
Some GD topics given to us were:
1.Banning of mobile phones in educational institutions.
2.If I was a MLA.
3.Return of Saurav Ganguly in Indian cricket team. 4
.Should gd topics be given by the coordinator?
The topics change every year. So no need to memorize points on frequently given topics. Just be aware what’s going on around you and practice discussions. Its
urcommunication skills, leadership qualities, ability to present yourself in front of others and acceptability to others-that’s what is seen in this round. ur
Round-3 : TECHNICAL & HR. This again depends on the panel u r in. In our case some panel took technical & hr in the same round while some took it in 2rounds.
ALWAYS REMEMBER IN SATYAM YOU NEED TO BE GOOD IN EVERYTHING TO GET SELECTED. THEY SELECT U, TAKING UR APTI, GD, TECH & HR PERFORMANCE INTO CONSIDERATION.Knowledge in core subjects(for non CSE/IT students), C, C++, DBMS, Data Structures, & operating systems is needed. Apart from these they give a lot of importance in your HR skills. They are very friendly. The atmosphere inside the hall is also very good. But the HR round is a bit tough.Only those who have the quality, patience, and can keep themselves cool in severe stresses will go through.