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IBM interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for IBM
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
32 Minutes
No. of Questions
47 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
  • Section 2: Quantitative
  • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical
Interview Experience
The written test consisted of three sections and all were of different time duration like 1st section consisted of 15 questions on matrices. There was no negative marking.(13 min)
2nd section consisted of 20 questions on number series. It had negative marking.(4 min)
3rd section consisted of 12 questions on aptitude. It also had negative marking.(15 min)
Round 2

Group Discussion

Duration
20 Minutes
Group Discussion Topic
Politicians should be educated ?
Interview Experience
The group discussion process was much regulated. Everyone gets a chance to speak. The topics was simple. Before the GD started we were instructed that everyone would get 30 sec to tell their opinion on the topic and 1-2 minutes
time to conclude the topic at the end.
Interview Tips
So one can get through GD round if he/she starts and concludes the topic well even if he/she didn't speak a single word during GD. So be confident while speaking.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
    Interview Experience
    In the technical interview first they asked basic of C and C++. Like what's the difference between C and C++, what is Inheritance, Data Encapsulation, Polymorphism, explain the concept of stacks, queues, linked lists. After this i
    was asked to choose any one topic from my favorite subject and explain it. After that i was asked more questions from electronics.
    Round 4

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      Tell me about yourself. What are your Hobbies. How was the PPT. What did u like the most in the PPT. What was the worst. Why CGPA is low. why IBM. what locations would i prefer.,etc.
      Interview Tips
      GD and interviews are just to test your basics, communication skills, confidence level.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        Just know the Basics of C, C++ and have one strong subject. Then its easy to crack the interview and get the job.

        ALL THE BEST FOR JUNIORS.
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        12

        IBM Na interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus at Anna University Chennai for Na role at IBM
        Interview Process
        Test HR Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Test Sections
          Interview Experience
          There  was  an  online  test  which  had  two  sections:  General  Aps  and  English. 
          General  basics  is  enough  to  clear  this round.  Then  we  had  another  English  round  : Precise 
          writing. It should not exceed the number of lines given there. They give much of importance in 
          this  round  since  communication  is  fully  done  via  mail  in  IBM.  They  eliminated  many  in  this 
          round. Next was  group  discussion. The  topic  given was Role  of women  in  modern  India  and 
          Development.  They  gave  another  topic  too. That  was  corruption. Am  not  sure  of  how  many 
          eliminated from this round. Next we had interview both technical and HR. Interview was easy 
          actually with basic questions only. In this they asked:
          1) What is a data structure and where do yo use it.
          2) What is linked list, stack, queue with logic and code for insertion and deletion in these.
          3) About all sorting algorithms, their mechanism, time complexity and which one is the best.
          4) Difference between complete binary tree and binary search trees.
          5) Then some common questions from OS like semaphores, deadlock, etc.
          6) Sorting a linked list.
          7) About projects.
          Round 2

          HR Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            1) Tell about yourself.
            2) From your explanation they will ask questions. Like if you mention you are adjustable to all 
            situations they ll ask you to site an example or disputes which you had with your friends. How 
            do yo say you are adjustable.
            3) Ready to relocate to any part of India? If yes, how? Won’t you feel it difficult? You need to 
            explain and convince them.
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            13

            IBM interview

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            AnonymousFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for IBM
            Interview Process
            Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            30 Minutes
            Test Sections
              Interview Experience
              IPAT question paper with three sections. each section has its own time constraint. section 1 with no negativemarking. section 2&3 have -ve marking(1/4).section 1: purely number series. most of the questions follow the similar pattern.section 2: data matrices. 5*5 matrices are given with some data. questions asked by modifying some fields in someway. these are not at all tough. but time consuming.section 3: simple quantitative questions.
              Round 2

              Group Discussion

              Duration
              30 Minutes
              Group Discussion Topic
              Should the politicians be educated?
              Interview Experience
              Each group in GD had 13 members. First they asked each person to give their view/opinion about the topic. and then discussion started.They were impressed with my conclusion.
              Interview Tips
              Important thing that needs to be considered here is raising worthy points as well as giving nice conclusion.While giving conclusion, don't convey your point of view again. conclusion is the summary of all the points raised by all the members during the discussion.
              Round 3

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
                Interview Experience
                It was mostly concentrated on java. sql,jdbc. Few questions about B.Tech projects were also asked. In all the panels, there is some focus on HR questions also.
                Round 4

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                  Interview Experience
                  HR  tested confidence, listening skills also. questions about hobbies, why should i hire u etc are fired. why btech%age is so low(i secured 62.5% in my btech)?
                  Interview Tips
                  Unless you feel them whole-heartedly, dont give standard answers to HR questions
                  Skills

                  Skills Tested

                    General Tips
                    Don't waste your time.Even if you have an educational gap, make it a plus point by gaining extra skills. Have the attitude of dedicating yourself to your organization. Feel the responsibility.
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                    14

                    IBM Global business services interview

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                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Global business services role at IBM
                    Interview Process
                    Test
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    Test Sections
                      Interview Experience
                      1. Initially around 100 students sat for the written test.
                      2. Out of that only 66 students got selected for Online Communciation Test.
                      3. After this round, 25 people got selected for interview round and 21 people got the offers.
                      Interview Tips
                      I had basically gone through indiabix.com site and I had solved all the questions related to number series, ratio and proportion, averages and also took some aptitude test given there.
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

                      Skill Tips
                      Stick to your basics. Brush-up your 10th and 12th class topics. And apart from it know your projects well. In IBM they generally ask from projects. And after that Online communication test around 90 person students generally get selected.Do some Research on company in which you are going to sit.First round was challenging and after that it was little bit stress-less.
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                      IBM interview

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                      AnonymousFresherSelected
                      Application
                      I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for IBM
                      Interview Process
                      Test Written communication Group Discussion Other Interview
                      Round 1

                      Test

                      No. of Questions
                      38 questions
                      Test Sections
                      • Section 1: SET 1- Series completion questions
                      • Section 2: SET 2- General quantitative aptitude questions
                      Interview Experience
                      We were called for the test at 12 pm and test began around 5 pm. Level of the test was medium with a time limit of 2 minutes per question.
                      Round 2

                      Written communication

                      Interview Experience
                      Duration of the test was 15 minutes approximately and in that time we had to draft a business letter. Out of 150 students who were there in my panel, only 50 were selected.
                      Round 3

                      Group Discussion

                      Duration
                      15 mins Minutes
                      Group Discussion Topic
                      E-libraries vs Conventional libraries
                      Interview Experience
                      In this round, 8 out of 10 students were selected.
                      Round 4

                      Other Interview

                      Interview Questions
                        Interview Experience
                        1.)Favourite subject in class 10th/12th/Graduation ??
                        2.)Question on Circles and Theorems Applicable 2 it..!!
                        3.)Have you read any novels written by Paulo Coelho?? I told that  I have read The Alchemist & left The Zahir Midway..!!
                        4.)Is The Alchemist a fiction or a non-fiction??
                        5.)Which Novel Have you read recently??I told about The Sins of The Father..
                        6.)Who has written The Sins of The Father??Told:- Jeffrey Archer..!!
                        7.)Which Guitar do you play?? I told: Acoustic.
                        8.)What do you play??I told:Scales,licks,musical pieces,chords etc.!!
                        9.)Who is your favourite Guitarist??I told: Joe Satriani.
                        10.)Which series of guitar does Eric Clapton Play?? I failed 2 recall..!!
                        11.)What do you think about your performance in d aptitude test??
                        12.)If U r posted at Chennai..,will you be OK with it??
                        And, I was selected !!
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

                          General Tips
                          Be confident about yourself and try to present yourself in the best way possible.
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                          IBM Software engineer interview

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                          AnonymousFresherSelected
                          Application
                          I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at IBM
                          Interview Process
                          Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                          Round 1

                          Test

                          Duration
                          60 Minutes
                          Test Sections
                            Interview Experience
                            Initial shortlisting was based on 1 hour written test.
                            Questions on Quant,Codingand Algorithms were asked in the test
                            Interview Tips
                            Focus on quant,coding and algorithms
                            Round 2

                            Technical Interview

                            Interview Questions
                              Interview Experience
                              The subject knowledge and skills tested in Technical interview are:
                              1.Math
                              2.Coding
                              Interview Tips
                              Good math knowledge is required.
                              Round 3

                              HR Interview

                              Interview Questions
                                Interview Experience
                                General HR question were asked in this round.
                                Skills

                                Skills Tested

                                • Data structure
                                • Algorithms
                                • Math
                                • Coding
                                Resources

                                Preparation materials

                                Courses
                                • Data structure and Algorithms,
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                                IBM Software engineer interview

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                                AnonymousFresherSelected
                                Application
                                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at IBM
                                Interview Process
                                Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion HR Interview
                                Round 1

                                Resume Shortlist

                                Interview Experience
                                CGPA above 8
                                Round 2

                                Test

                                Duration
                                80 Minutes
                                Test Sections
                                  Interview Experience
                                  These involve questions from aptitude.
                                  Interview Tips
                                  R S Agarwal's book on aptitude is enough for preparation.
                                  Round 3

                                  Group Discussion

                                  Duration
                                  20 Minutes
                                  Group Discussion Topic
                                  How can consultants make smarter planet?
                                  Interview Experience
                                  11 members were part of the GD. The GD was not a rejection round.
                                  Round 4

                                  HR Interview

                                  Interview Questions
                                    Interview Experience
                                    Basic Questions.
                                    Interview Tips
                                    Just prepare normal questions for HR.
                                    Skills

                                    Skills Tested

                                      Resources

                                      Preparation materials

                                      Books
                                      • RS Agarwal,
                                      General Tips
                                      Prepare from placement material from LAN.

                                      Prepare basic fundaes.
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                                      18

                                      IBM Software engineer interview

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                                      AnonymousFresherSelected
                                      Application
                                      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at IBM
                                      Interview Process
                                      Technical Interview HR Interview
                                      Round 1

                                      Technical Interview

                                      Interview Questions
                                        Interview Experience
                                        There were 2 technical rounds. Technical (software): These were tested-How a person approaches a problem,how he thinks.Solutions weren’t needed. Basic understanding, knowledge of Algorithms was tested.
                                        Round 2

                                        HR Interview

                                        Interview Questions
                                        • Question 1: Why should we choose you?
                                        • Question 2: Why did you choose our company?
                                        Interview Experience
                                        Knowledge in Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (electives of the person)
                                        Interview Tips
                                        Basic math would help. Speed doesn’t matter.
                                        Skills

                                        Skills Tested

                                          Skill Tips
                                          For applying to Software profile, one needs to practice much.
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                                          IBM interview

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                                          AnonymousFresherSelected
                                          Application
                                          I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for IBM
                                          Interview Process
                                          Test Interview Interview
                                          Round 1

                                          Test

                                          Test Sections
                                          • Section 1: Aptitude Test : 4 Minutes
                                          • Section 2: Quantitative : 15 Minutes
                                          • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical : 12 Minutes
                                          • Section 4: Verbal English : 0 Minutes
                                          • Section 5: Technical : 20 Minutes
                                          Interview Experience
                                          In aptitude test they gave questions on number series. In Quantitative test questions are some word problems Data matrices are given in Reasoning. Technical questions are mainly based on C,C++ and data structures. This experience was great. Initially I was tensed but the panel members made me feel easy & comfortable. I myself found the test very easy. I was the topper of the test.
                                          Round 2

                                          Interview

                                          Interview Questions
                                            Interview Tips
                                            Finding the tree given pre order and in order traversal. Program to reverse a linked list. Effect of fork on addresses. Which algorithm you'll prefer to reduce the number of multiplication of matrix multiplication. Questions like these were asked so be prepared with all of them.
                                            Round 3

                                            Interview

                                            Interview Questions
                                              Interview Tips
                                              Tell about yourself. What are your hobbies. Why do you want to join in ibm. Tell your opinion about patents. 
                                              Are you interested in further studies. These are the key points you should know about yourself before going 
                                              to a HR interview.
                                              Skills

                                              Skills Tested

                                                General Tips
                                                The aptitude test will be easy if you are able to do calculations quickly. Practice test will check your skills in C and C++.
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                                                IBM Associate systems engineer interview

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                                                AnonymousFresherSelected
                                                Application
                                                I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Puducherry for Associate systems engineer role at IBM
                                                Interview Process
                                                Test Technical + HR Interview
                                                Round 1

                                                Test

                                                No. of Questions
                                                36 questions
                                                Test Sections
                                                • Section 1: Series and sequences
                                                • Section 2: Aptitude test
                                                Interview Experience
                                                Computer test consists of two sections Sequence and series , Aptitude questions(Profit and loss,Boats and streams etc.(Refer R S Agarwal)). Each question will be given separate timing(2.5 minutes).
                                                Round 2

                                                Technical + HR Interview

                                                Interview Experience
                                                HR told to introduce about ourselves and asked everything that is mentioned in resume. Don't exaggerate yourselves. Speak the truth.
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