Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nuts @ INFOSYS.......

It is my pleasure to inform all my blog readers and lovers that your very own Nuts has been placed with India's Largest IT major INFOSYS. So now I have some important work other than boring you guys with my blog.

Someone just told me that your life is complete now as you now have a Job, a girl and u haven't yet finished your college. What more do you want from your life (After all it is always humans to want more.)

The process began in Kota with registration, a PPT (which many people confuse as power point presentation which actualy is a Pre Placement Talk), written exam and then an Interview. Once you are able to cope up with all these, you get though INFOSYS(Dont Mind the CAPS..)

I got through the written exam which had 2 parts:
1)Reasoning Test (Syllogism, Figures, data sufficiency, logical deductions)
2)English Proficiency Test (Sentence correction, 2 passages, Fill ups, Inference)

RS Agarwal's Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning book would be enough for that (Although I didn't touched that). I solved Shakuntala Devi's Puzzle Book just to get a feel. Nothing else is needed. A study of 4-5 hours is sufficient.

The main part which needs to be cleared is your written exam. Interview is just a routine check-up like round. Though they do not select some people but maximum are selected. Interview is the most interesting part in any company's recruitment process (If you reach there). People with diverse backgrounds checking you on diverse topics (I am loving it.)

So here is the whole INFOSYS interview which I gave to a huge, tall, red turbaned and white bearded Sardar. I will call him Pappe. So lets begin the journey:

Nuts: May I come in Sir?

Pappe: Yes, my son..

Nuts:(Goes in and sits without asking and looks at him with a broad smile)Yes, Sir.

Pappe: Who told you to sit?

Nuts: (Laughing) Sor.. sooorrr... soooorrrryyyy sir...Hehe.

Pappe: (confused) Why are you laughing so much?

Nuts: This is what happens when you are selected for INFOSYS interview....hehe...

Pappe: Ohh!! (Laughs) Over excited fellow.

Nuts: Yes, sir.

Pappe: (Looking at my CV and form) Your father is in UCO Bank, brother in ICICI
bank and bhabhi in Suzlon, so why Infosys?

Nuts: Global vision sir. Entrepreneurial freedom is all what I want.

Pappe: Okay. Got you. U have so many GK awards. How do you keep yourself updated?

Nuts: Its very easy sir. I discuss everything with my father and brother. That
keeps me updated far better than internet and newspapers. Its a kind of
legacy passed on to me.

Pappe: (After deep thoughts) Richest NRI?

Nuts: (Got him) Mr. Laxmi Niwas MITTAL (emphasized the surname). The steel king.

Pappe: Some relations??

Nuts: (Ha! All HRs are same) No sir.

Pappe: U have traveled from Kota?

Nuts: No sir. From Ajmer.

Pappe: You are an electrical engineer.

Nuts: Going to be one in 6 months sir.

Papper: Differentiate between a motor and a pump?

Nuts: (Ringa Ringa roses, pocket full of..... going all around) A pump is a
motor's general name sir.

Pappe: Not convinced with your answer Mr. would be LN Mittal.
U can't fool an old Electrical Engineer.
(Asked about oil testing lab, transformer oil and blah blah blah)

Nuts: (What the Fuck! No more technical please) Well....

Pappe: How do you plan your studies?

Nuts: Actually I try to retain whatever is taught to me in the class. So I need no
planning. Time tables are already planned. And then you never know what will
happen to you the next moment (A white lie for sure..)

Pappe: Good man. So which was the last movie you saw and when?

Nuts: 3 Idiots Sir. Yesterday.

Pappe: (Astonished) Yesterday?? You were not preparing for this?

Nuts: I was all set for this sir. Just refreshed myself.

Pappe: What three things you learnt from it?

Nuts: 1) Pursue for excellence.
2) Spontaneity
3) Optimism (All is well)..

Pappe: Hmmmm.(Some GK quetions but remember that knowledge is never general..)
How do you get time for your extra activities? Do you write?

Nuts: (There you go! Caught ya) If you love to do something, then time comes out
naturally for that. I love writing. I blog and I have started writing my
own book of life.

Pappe: (Big sleepy eyes)And what will be its title?

Nuts: That you have to wait and watch sir. Buy a copy and make me rich.

Pappe: Any questions for me?

Nuts: Yes sir. (asked two questions to which he couldn't give satisfactory answers)

Pappe: Hope to see you in the future. BTW do you have a passport? Ready to settle

Nuts: Yes sir I have a passport but I cant settle abroad (Swades WE THE PEOPLE..)

Pappe: (Sigh of relief) Thank you son.

Nuts: The pleasure was mine sir..

The results were declared after 2 grilling hours. When I heard my name, I couldn't control my emotions. I was so happy that I cried. I think this says a lot. Its obviously a feeling which can't be put to words. But yes, there is something called God for sure.

Just think of the smiling faces of your loved ones when you are appearing for any exams. This is what I did. Just think how happy will they be once you get selected. And then give it your best shot. No one can stop you in any field (Ha! I am good at philosophy also).

Just be cool and calm. Don't laugh like me at your mistakes. I was a lucky fellow that I got through. Thanks to Pappe. He created history(First student of college from first batch of electrical branch to get placed) by selecting me and so its NUTS @ INFOSYS..