I was interviewed on-campus
IBM Research IRL
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
- Section 1: Matrix manipulation
- Section 2: Number series
- Section 3: Quantitative
sec1 was a bit lengthy. sec2 was very easy sec3 had quantitative questions based on time and distance,time and work,%,avg,boat stream,profit and loss.Sections 2 and 3 had negative markingIn written test they selected 51 out of 70.
Try to read any one matrix properly and answer all questions of that matrix. Don't try to ans all matrix questions. It takes time.But if u ans 2 matrix questions (2*5=10qsns) correctly,it is more then enough.Solve RS agarwal number series questions (chapter odd man out and number series from RS Agarwal).One imp thing is that all aptitude questions were from previous years papers of IBM, which can be found on the internet. Go through them.
Group Discussion Topic
politicians should be educated or not?
After written test, they divided the people into groups (13ppl*4group=52) and send them to GD. After giving the topic, HR went out of the room so as to give time for us to think about the topic. He gave five minutes.GD went for about 10miutes .Everyone had to conclude the GD, i.e., they gave everyone a chance.After GD, they selected 41 out of 51.
Just speak imp points that count. Don't try to speak too much.
The panel members were friendly.They asked only basics of c,c++,java,data structure(link list,stack,queue,tree), project,internship,os,dbms ,sql etc, difference between c++ and java,c++ features,why java is suitable for internet application,why java is better then c++,how to avoid multiple inheritance,memory functions like malloc, calloc, alloc, faralloc, realloc, write a code which shows all features of c++,some dbms questions etcAll questions were basics only.
It is better for computer students to go a bit deeper into their subjects... but for others, it is better to have an overview of basics of programming languages andtheir subjects.Whatever you answer, answer perfectly and confidently.
HR round was just a formality. If you are in HR, it means you are selected.One important thing is to keep some club certificates like lnd club as they may ask.
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