Sapient Placement Pattern
1) Write a program for the problem: the array of integers indicating the marks of the students is given, U have to calculate the percentile of the students according to this rule: the percentile of a student is the %of no of student having marks less then him. For eg: suppose
percentile of C = 5/5 *100 = 100 (out of 5 students 5 are having marks less then him)
percentile of B = 3/5*100 = 60% (out of 5, 3 have marks less then him)
percentile of A = 0/5*100 = 0%.
2) The code was given for a problem and u have to identify the logical error in it. That was simple. The code was to merge the Danagrams of 2 words. The danagram of a word is the letters of word arranfed in sequential order. eg danagram of abhinav is aabhinv. merging of danamagram is to merge the danagrams of 2 or more words such that the highest no of occurance are coming for each alphabet. eg merging of aabhinv and abbhhixz is abbhhinvxz.
discussion on the written paper. how did u solved the problem? explain him about that. small discussion on yr project for a while. simple technicals questions related to project. simple language question : Collections in java.. types of joins in SQL. if u want to ask something about sapient etc?
HINT: Ask something good. eg kind of project they are doing.. processes they follow .. how do they capture the requirements .. etc..
behavioral questions.. how will u react in some conditions.. how how did u reacted.
1) give an example when yr boss is not agreed with u. what did u do?
2) give an example when u had a clash with yr peer. what did u do?
3) give an example when u faced some ambiguous situation.(when u are not understanding the things properly ) what did u do?
4) give an example when u faced some stressful situation.what did u do?
5) did u make some decision of yr own to carry out something. and suggested this to yr boss and yr boss agreed?
what do u want to ask.
HINT : Ask some good questions, like how open the environment is? is a junior person part of design?? what is the responsibility of a member for the proper working of project?