siemens paper 18 jul 2007
Criteria: 55% or above, no live ATKT
Total students Appeared : 30
Selected After Aptitude :11
Selected Finally : 4
The selection procedure was as follows :
1. Aptitude Test
2. Technical Interview
3. HR Interview
1. Aptitude Test:
It had 2 sections – Total marks- 45. Time – 50 mins
a. Java — 20 questions (1 mark each) Cut off – 8
b. Quantitative Aptitude — 25 questions (1 mark each) cut off -13
There was -ve marking of -0.25 for each wrong answer.
Java Questions were tricky. They stressed on inheritance, Garbage collection, C++ questions were also there… we had to find out the output of the programs given.
Quantitative was easy…. questions were good n difficulty level was moderate. I referred Abhijeet Guha book for Aptitude and R.S.Agarwal also. You have to be fast in this section so that u can give more time to Java.
2. Technical Round:
After the Aptitude Test.. only 11 students were selected for this round. I was one of them. They asked me the following questions…
Q : Tel us something abt ur family background.
A : I told….
Q : What is ur fav subject ?
A : Software Engineering and OS
Q: What is SDLC ?
A: I told in detail all the phases.
Q: What is the configuration of ur PC ?
A : 40GB Hard-disk, 512 MB RAM…and so on.
Q: If u have a 1 GB file…how will it accommodate in 512 MB RAM ?
A : Paging concept will come into picture. Then I explained him the paging concept.
Q: What is the difference in C++ and Java ?
A: I told all major differences.
Q: What is the difference between pass by value and pass by reference ? Which is better n why ?
A : I answered….Pass by reference n value first n said pass by reference is better coz we save memory here as only the references have to b changed n final result is reflected at the original place of storage itself.
Q : U have any plans for higher studies ?
A : No sir….I want to work.
Q: What r ur strengths and weaknesses ?
A : I told….
Q: Do u have any problems in working in shifts ?
A : No problems sir.
Q: What is ur preffered Job location ?
A : Pune is my first choice… anywhere in India and I am ready to go abroad on a company project.
That was all. The Panel was friendly. My suggestion would be that be cool n composed while answering.. be confident n dress smartly. There were no eliminations after this round. All 11 students gave HR round also.
3. HR Round:
1.What r ur hobbies ?
2.What do u know aboutt Siemens ?
3.What do u know aboutt SAP ?
4.What is ur fav subject ? I had to explain SDLC again.
5.How was ur day ?
6.Are u a hostellite ?
Ans–I said Yes.
7.What was the most memorable moment in the hostel?
Ans–I told that..
I was then asked to leave. After this I was called in the room again and was told that I am selected. I was really happy. After appearing for 9 companies n giving 4 interviews I was finally selected.