mastek paper on at mumbai july
dis is MILESH.i got thru in MASTEK after failing 5 companies prior 2 mastek and dis d 6th one brought me mental satisfaction.dat memorable day was 6th july 2007 in k.j.somaiya(vidyavihar) wen i got thru.
guys i jus need 2 mention a simple fact : jus leave behind all ur failures and jus remember ur goin better & learnin after every failure.rite so cheer up frns & concentrate henceforth.
selection criteria was above 58 percent widout any backlogs. stages:
1 General aptitude test
2 Technical interview
3 HR interview
GENERAL APTITUDE TEST:
MASTEK paper was almost a repetitive paper of previous year.ppl u’l find it in ‘http://www.careerenclave.com/’. remeber answer sheet was very confusing so better b careful while markin ur ans. now paper was of 3 major sections.
dere were 2 subsections containin series questions and simple elementary maths.
dere were 3 subsections containin 1 RC(READG COMPREHENSN),1 relations question(a different question wich u’l find only in MASTEK apti –very,very easy.
1 subsection of FLOWCHARTS .DERE WERE 2 FLOWCHARTS wich u need 2 decode and den ans five questions per flowchart.(challenging subsection.i will advice u 2 attempt dis at d end)
pure mathematics questions (total 20 questions)
pls do prepare TIME,WORK,PROFIT-LOSS,PERCENTAGES,AGESdats more dan enough from R.S.AGARWAL.
frns u mus b thinking dat in section1 also I mentioned some maths ques bt dise ques r very-very simple and most of d ques can b solved using common sense.
Total dere r 70 ques(20,30,20) in 70-75 mins. Negative marking of 0.25, No sectional cut-offs
Remember overall cut-off is very-very high approx. 65% .pls b very careful while marking ur ans.bt remember paper is very-very simple.a good logical and cool mind will definitely crack it.
All d best!!!!!!!!!
Around 200 students appeared; of dose shortlisted candidates from apti were only 69.jus chk out d selection and cut-off.
I was 1 of dem and den came d next step of technical interview.My chance came at 4:30pm .
MASTEK is known for its tech.intervw.so first step is study ur resume well.u shuld b able 2 ans all ques arising from ur resume. Be very careful wid ur technical skills and project dat u’ve appended in ur resume.
Let me share wid u all my intervw
My tech intervw lasted for 90 mins(long time na……….). First 15 mins was a kind of HR. Den d game begin.
D interviewer was very chilled out in casuals.he asked me abt my WT PROJECT and specially my contributn in dat project. I was able 2 ans him well.
He den asked me “ wat have u learnt from dese 3 years of engg.?”
I answered “ sir, as d engg studies r theoretical so v students r not into practical aspect of d subjects studied much derefor trainin phase is very imp.i have learnt 2 manage myself and 2 handle stress well in dese years.”( quite a diplomatic ans bt wen u’l read further u’l get 2 kno how I was stress interviewed……….)
Den he asked me a question wich was a kind of project 2 me. The ques was if 1 clicks url of reliance den 1 shuld get d required data. Actually ques was very complicated bt I was able 2 debug only dis part of d ques.i asked him2 grant me sum time & he den came aftr 15 mins.
I explained dynamic pages concept 2 him. Lukin his expressn I learnt dat he’s not convinced. I thought I’l b kicked out of mastek so I from my side brought 2 his notice dat I kno C,C++,DATA STRUCTURES well. U can consider dis as a very bold gutsy move from my side bt d situatn demanded dis.
Den he asked me wich is d best soting method?
I answered HEAP SORT
I explained heap sort wid an example 2 him.
Den he asked me 1-2 difficult ques wich I culdnt remember as I didn’t ansd dem..he was generous enough coz he gav me 20 mins 2 ans dem bt I was unable 2 do so.
Den he told me dat my score is negative, here came my strong points jus pay attention further.
I told him dat since heap sort is creatin problem so we’l choose quick sort and began explainin dat 2 him.
He told me dat am good at marketing and was persuading me 2 go for MBA and not IT BACKGROUND.bt here came my real test and strictly told him dat am NOT plnnin for mba( jus don’t reveal ur further studies plan 2 dem-never.if u reveasl den sure u’l b rejectd). I told him dat since I am doin my engg in computers so want 2 b an IT PROFESSIONAL for initial part of my career and since every companies inclusive of IT requires marketing. Dis was a smart ans and den he asked me 2 leave.
After cumin out I felt dat mayb il b rejected.bt after 10 mins 2 my surprise he himself came out and told me dat I’v 2 go thru 1 more intervw and asked me 2 wait in dat special room itself. D volunteers told me d guys whor thru for next round r only allowed 2 wait here in dis special place. I den felt much better and much confident for next round.
It was 6:15pm . I had nothing from d morning bt thnx 2 volunteers who gave some biscuits.i was made 2 wait for 2 hrs at a stetch and at 8:20 I was called for HR intervw.
INTERVWER was a young, beautiful lady.
She was very-very strong in her English and had n anglo-indian accent.
Den came first ques:
I saw u waitin for quite a long time. How r u feelin now?
Ans: feelin perfect. For me job cums first.
She broke me and told datdis is wrong attitude ur life is far more imp dan job.
Den I told her dat I want gud job for better secured future.
Den she told me dat don’t giv me diplomatic ans ,I want concrete ans from u.
I was den a bit nervous bt I kept myself calm and brought myself back 2 track.
I explained d difference btwn COMPS AND IT 2 HER.(ANS:COMPUTERS deals wid both HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE while IT only deals in software.iwas fascinated from my 10th std wid computers and wanted 2 kno each & every integral hardware in computer)
Q; Wat is hardware?
I explained it properly 2 her.
Q: wat d first thng u’l do after leavin dis room?
I told her I’l first pack my bag and den I’l have sumthng.
Q: wat new technologies u kno?
I explained her abt BLUERAY DISCS IN detail( blue ray discs r latest discs wid a memory capacity of 4-8 gb).den she broke me in between and asked me
Q: how u keep urself updated?
I told her dat thru newspapers,tv and computers.
Q: wich sites u search for technologies?
I told her dat no special sites as such I jus search on google
Q: wat u kno abt mastek.i mean abt its lates projects?
I explained her abt mastek dat I culd remember and mentioned her abt mastek’s LRR PROJECT(BIGGEST . NET PROJECT being workd upon london ’s congestn and traffic)
Guys pls attend d ppt(pre-placemt talk well and note d imp points. Dis is imp step for any company and not only for mastek)
Q: y mastek shuld hire u?
( dis ans of mine is 1 of d most famous ans in my college)
ans: MASTEK as d name suggest is MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY and I want 2 b a master. Apart from hardworking and sincere I seriously follow 3 D’S
DETERMINATION-TO DO SUMTHNG
DEDICATION-TOWARDS MY WORK
DEVOTION-TOWARDS MY ORGANISATN
Q: wats ur short term goal and long term goal?
Short term goal is 2 b a group leader and 2 b a project head 2 handle various projects
Long term goal is 2 b CEO of d organztn
(she intervened in btwn: )
Q: y CEO wat is CEO and wat does CEO DOES?
( GUYS DIS ANS OF MINE WAS AGAIN A GUTSY ANS PLS B CAREFUL WHILE ANSWERNG)
ANS: ceo is chief executive officer
CEO actually supervises execution of various activities in d orgnztn.
Q: do u want 2 ask nethng?
( pls here I made a blunder bt luckily had a narrow escape)
ans: I asked how a fresher is absorbd in a company and wat happens in d trainin phase. Is he/she is supervised by any supervisor.
She answered dese ques .den came another ques from my side
I asked “ if an employee is not gud in technical and if he’s gud in marketing or other stuff den wat opportunities d cmpny provides ?
She answered.den atlast I stopped and was asked 2 leave.
( warning: don’t ask many ques like me. Jus ask a simple plain ques widout afectng d prestige of d organizatn and never ever discuss wid d interviewer. )
dis interview lasted for 35-40 mins. Den after 10 mins I was given d news of my life thru an volunteer dat I was selected. It was 9:20 pm
Den at 9: 40 I was called for verification of my certificates. Den at 10 pm I was awarded wid n offer letter. Total 26 got placed on 69 shortlisted candidates. By god’s grace I was 1 of dem.
Guys jus b wat ur are. Jus b self-confident .dont cross d thin line of confidence and overconfidence. Guys jus follow d instns and dis was all dat I can share……………….
ALL D BEST!!!!!!!!!!
C U IN MASTEK