How to face Mu Sigma Group Discussion Round

Topbullets.comMy previous blogs about Mu Sigma Placement Papers and Mu Sigma Group Discussion, Video Synthesis and Interview Round – Campus Placement got very positive response. Both got almost 15000+ tips in just few months. Google keeps it on top and I am excited to post about ‘How to face group discussion round in Mu Sigma’. As I have posted earlier about the the tips and suggestion about Group discussion in my previous blog ‘Mu Sigma Group Discussion’, today I am sharing a video from YouTube for reference. The video explains each and every thing precisly. It will be really helpful to you. Continue reading
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Mu Sigma Group Discussion, Video Synthesis and Interview Round – Campus Placement

First go through this post Mu Sigma Aptitude Paper for Placement and How to face Mu Sigma Group Discussion Round & watch video
Previously I posted about Mu Sigma Placement Paper and got well respond from the visitors. The post was hit and Google keeps my post on 2nd or 3rd position. So today I am posting about the further rounds of Mu Sigma. If you have not gone through my first post please refer here – Mu Sigma Placement Paper
After qualifying the Cocube.com Mu-Sigma Aptitude paper, there would be few more rounds. These are Video Synthesis, Group Discussion, Case Study and then Interview. Case study was a new section. No one can predict Video clips or Mu Sigma GD topics, but you need to aware of current affairs and world economy. Let me explain one by one. Continue reading

Sutra Analytics / I3 Consulting Aptitude Placement Paper

Sutra Analytics is an analytical company. Actually it’s parent company is I3 Consulting. So if you want to read about its review or any detail pleases Google I3 Consulting. You can find details in Glassdoor.com or Linkedin.com. Today I want to give an idea about the placement procedure and placement paper.
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There were 4 rounds. 1st was Aptitude test then Case study and then 2 round of interviews. Aptitude paper was having 40 questions. All mixed. There were problems from probability, permutation and combination, verbal and reasoning, English, puzzles, paragraph type questions and data interpretations. Question paper was little lengthy. I guess if one attempt honestly, then he or she can attempt max 30 in one hour because Paragraph type questions were little bit tougher and there were many puzzles.

Part A – Aptitude Paper

1. How many numbers can be formed with 0,1,2,3 and 4 which can be divisible by 4?
2. One guy buys a horse at Rs 60. One year later he sells it at Rs 70, then again buys that same horse at Rs 80 and then sells it at Rs 90. Total profile or loss?
3. 20 pies are there. How many men, women and children if men can eat exactly 3, women exactly 2 and children exactly 0.5. They can’t eat more or less.
4. A pump can be used either to fill or to empty a tank. The capacity of the tank is 3600 m3. The emptying capacity of the pump is 10 m3/min higher than its filling capacity. What is the emptying capacity of the pump if the pump needs 12 more minutes to fill the tank than to empty it? Ans
5. Father says that he was of son’s age (what son is now) when he (son) born. Father’s age is 38. So what son’s age after 5 years.
Hints: Father’s age x, so 38-x = x
6. How many square in chessboard.
7. How much should we subtract so that X3+4×2-7x+12 becomes divisible by x+3.
8. 1+ (4/5) + (9/25) + (16/125) +…………………..
9. 2 White, 3 Black and 4 red. How many combinations to extract 3 balls with at least 1 black.
10. There was a car with 6 people running at a speed of 100 KMph. Car’s speed with decrease by people it adds. So speed when there is 3 people inside the car.
11. 66 people so how many handshakes?
12. How many numbers greater than 999 and less than 4000, formed from 0,1,2,3 and 4.

Part B – Verbal, LR,

1. Question like – there is party. Host and hostess sit opposite to a rectangular table. Sunita sits opposite to vikram. Vikram with malti and malti is middle of sanjya. Blah blah bakwas
a. So who may be host?
b. Who is sitting next to vikram?
c. If sanjya is not hostess who might not be host? Blah blah
2. 15,29,56, 108, 208, 416, _________ fill the blanks. (confusing, could not solve. Please comment answer if you get)
3. Fill the box
P 4 X
Blah 8 Blah
Blah Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah
Not exact words or data, just for consideration
4. 3 questions were from English grammar.
5. P,Q,R,S,T Science students, A,B,C,D Arts students and J,K,L, medical students. X, Y and Z 3 groups of 4 people with atleast 1 boy 1 girl. P is boy and in X. R,C,D and L are boys. How
a. S is in which team?
b. C is in which team?
c. Blah blah.

Part C – Puzzles: The most interesting part

1. Interesting and common puzzle 100 floors and 2 eggs. Google it
2. In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. If they have a girl, they have another child. If they have a boy, they stop. What is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?
3. A gives 1 coin to B, B 2 coins to C and C to D and D to A and so on. At last who will have coins if initially they are having 24 coins?
4. A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, “twelve.” The member replied, “six ” and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, “six.” The member replied, “three” and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,”ten” and the man replied, “five.” But he was not let in. (Ans 3, please think and then Google)
As you can see all 21-25 questions are those only which I attempted and I am having the rough papers with me from which I remade the questions. But I got a lot of experience after this test. I do not want to explain few internal things, but my suggestion is that if you can make a team of 2 guys and start solving accordingly. At the final moment just exchange your answer with each other. I am feeling so cheated so do not want you guys to feel the same. So be prepared but do cheating if you can.
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Info Edge Placement Papers- Interview Questions and Tips

Info Edge pvt. ltd. mostly known as Naukri.com is one of the biggest internet based Indian company. It has many brands under its umbrella like naukri.com, firstnaukri.com, jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, 99levels.com, mydala.com, policybazaar.com, shiksha.com and many more. If you want to read about Info Edge and its business, you can download their annual report from here.
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Now let’s talk about placement. Today I want to share my experience with info edge placement process. Actually 99acres.com (which a part of Info Edge) came to a campus in Gwalior and they called MBA students from our campus as well. We were invited to attend the pool campus along with that particular college and one another college. We were around 90 students from 3 campuses, all from Gwalior only. We were told to reach there before 9:30 AM and we reached by 9:45 AM. We were expecting that processes would start by 10:30 or 11 but HR people were coming from Delhi by train. Due to fog train was running late by more than 2 hours. So we had no choice, we had to wait. They reached to the campus by 1 PM. They started with presentation with all boring thoughts and concepts like what they are selling. We will not ask you to carry a medicine bag and to sell products door (but they will ask to carry your laptop and sell internet door to door). They did not say that. 😛
They came for 2 posts.
1. Senior Executive – Corporate sales
2. Direct Sale.
They took one and half an hour to finish the presentation. Then we were left to decide either we want to sit for that or we want to move back. They gave only 10 minutes and told that they will take GD and then PI, which will start by 3:15 PM. Then we were divided into few groups, each group carried 10 students. I was in group 4. They started their GD round at 4:30 PM. What I have seen or read everywhere about GD was completely different than what I saw today.
Actually there was a table in a classroom. 2 HR people were sitting one side and 10 chairs were kept in front of them. We all were told to sit one by one according to name on the list. Then they encouraged us to ask any doubt or query. I just asked, “Sir, as your organization info edge has every kind of business profile. You are here to hire for 99acre.com. So can I move to Naukri.com after getting experience from 99acres.com?” The answer was BIG NO. We have a rigid organizational structure. So sorry we can’t allow that.
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Then after putting bakwass questions and all, they started the GD. The boy sitting at the corner was asked to introduce himself. He had just started, took only 20 second. That’s it. Tell me something about your parents; another bullet was shot on him. I don’t understand, I am getting or fighting for the job, why they are asking about our parent’s profiles instead of mine. Bull shit. Then next, then next and then me. I started; Sir my name is blah blah and blah and I did 10th from here and there 12 from here and there. That’s it. Then next question as expected about parents. Next which profile you want to apply for. It hardly took 2 minute to finish my GD round.
Finally our group took 10 minutes and came out of the room. There were around 8 groups and after finishing all groups, they took just 10 minutes to make a list. A faculty member came to hall and announced all selected students. I was not shocked as my name was not there. I do not know how they can judge a person on the basis of just 2 minute introduction. They shortlisted one girl from our group and out of 20 shortlisted students, there were only 3 boys. 10-10 for each profile.
The more shocking incident is when they called for PI. They called 5 students simultaneously and instead of asking questions about the candidates, they were just trying to convenience them that if they get selected, they have to purchase a car by Jan 2014 with proper driving license and after 15-20 minutes they told the group to leave. They also said that there would another round which would take place either in Delhi or by Skype.
This is all my personal experience. I really did not expect this from such reputed company. Info edge is perhaps the biggest internet company in India and their hiring process was so dull. I felt like that we students had been discarded badly.
Few tips on the basis on my personal experience:
1. Try to be in formal. Suit yourself properly.
2. When they ask to introduce start with your current education and your projects.
3. Try to show them that you are so much interested to join the company.
4. If you have any former experience regarding sales or marketing, please do not forget to put it before the panel.
As there were not any written tests or Proper GD round or proper PI, I could not comment on that. Sorry guys but I hope this article would give you a rough idea about info edge placement and interview.
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