IBM Placement Paper On 21st Sept 2008 at Madhurai
SECTION-1 [ matrix test] 15 question – 13 min.[ No negative marks for this section]
SECTION-2 [ Number series test] 20 question 4 min. 15 mins mathematical[Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.] SECTION-3[Analytical type (Apti)]12 question 15 min.[ Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.]
This is the new pattern of IBM. this new pattern has been implemented. it contains 3 sections.
some information is given in the form of matrices, with headings for
rows as row1,row2 …. Etc.For columns with headings as column1,column
2…. Etc.those matrices r as follows.
Column1 column2 column3 column4
Row1 @ * 2 Z
Row2 S K ? $
Row3 I P Z +
Row4 # 8 F Q
Questions r as follows ( not same questions but same type)
column1 , Column 4 r interchanged and row3 , row4 r interchanged and
diagonal elements from top left to bottom right r written in reverse
order then what is the element in row1 and column 1?
2.if Z’s in
odd numbered rows r replced with 7’s and S’s in odd numbered columns r
replaced with 5’s then which column elements sum equals to 9?
3.After giving similar type of conditions , what is the element left to H?
In this section they gave around 4 matrices of this type and gave some questions for each matrix.
No. of Questions r 15. these r multiple choice questions.5 answers
were given for each question. No negative marks for this section. Time
Limit is 13 minutes.
questions in this section r from number series. Total number of
questions r 20.time limit is 4 minutes.these r also multiple choice
questions( 5 options).Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.
2. NUMBER SERIES (20 qs -4 mins-20 marks- negative 1/4)
but v shud b very quick....time is very very very imp 4this section
frnds dont get confused really very simple section and 1more thing is
the invigilaor signals time 4 every 30 secs dont feel tensewth tht just
go wth ur work..
Negative marking(1/4) is there for this section.
type Questions . this secton is little bit tough.u must have practice
to do this section.questions 12.time 15 minutes.Negative marking(1/4)
is there for this section.
1. If a company produces 15 different
model of tv sets of 2 inchs screen and 4 different model of 4 inches
screen size. Then how many model should vendor has for all the model so
that all models will displayed in the showroom
2. If a team
consists 20 members in which 20% are mathematician then how many member
should they hire sothat the ratio would become 10/11.
Question) 20% of 30 professional r mathematician how many
mathematician it should hire so the ratio vll become 10/11
rate of color toner increases $33 to $35 and rate of black&white
toner increases $28 to $29. If company spends $1540 in which 3/5 is
color toner then how much is total expenditure increases after the cost
4. A computer shop consists 3 brand’s alptop .Laptop of brand
A is sold 3/16, B is sold 1/16 and c is sold ¾ then what fraction is
sold by the shop in all.
5. Printer A prints 8192 character per min
and printer B prints 13862 character per min four character are equal
to one word. Printer A starts at 7:15 am while Printer B starts at 7:29
am then at what time both will have same no of words printed.
a library there are 5 cluster and each is having 44 books(module). In
first weak 75 books are used, in second 95, in third 95 and in fourth
160 books are used.then tell how much fraction of books are used.
We have 171 kg rice custing 7 rs/kg.we have rice at 11 rs/kg and 2
rs/kg .then after mixing 11 rs/kg and 2 rs/kg rice. What is quantity of
11 rs/kg rice.
8. Rectangular room has width half of its length.
When 6 is decreased from both length and width then its area is
differed by 108 so find the width.
9. Company A taken a truck on
rent of $1280 per month another company B bought the truck in $40000
and send $120 per month. After 4 years what will be the difference in
the amount spent by the both companies on the TRUCK.
10. In a
company printing work is done by two machine 5% of the work done by
machine A are wasted , and 40% of work done by machine B are wasted. if
the 80% of the total work is done by machine A. then what is the total
percentage of wastage.
Here no GD was been conducted directly they switched to the Communication Test :-
Detail about IBM Voice/Communication test
First they'll conduct a written test of 10 mins and 15 questions of simple english.
It contains about . . articles, arranging the senteces in right order and finding errors in the sentences.
after that they will give you the cell phone and . . you have to make a
call to the given no. then enter your TIN(Test Identification No.)
provided by them
This is the most important round and the most of
the guys had been eliminated from this round only.Be careful and sit at
the place where the external noise inference is too less.
1st round - "Read the sentences"
u'll be given a paper which contain 10-12 sentences in english.
u'll be asked to read the sentences like "Read the sentence no 6..."
there will be 8-9 sentences to read. (easiest round)
2nd round - "Repeat the sentences"
The server will say some sentences and u have to repeat them.
sentences will be in different voices, speed, accent (easy one) Every
time when you move ahead . . the length of the sentences increasing so
be careful and attentive.
3rd round - "Make senetence from Jumble words"
The server will pronounce some jumbled words and u have to make senetence from that U can't add ur own
words/articals/adjectives and all to make the sentences. u have to
useonly the senetences pronounced by the server. ( it would be a normal
used sentences like - "eat i daily mango" (Most difficult among all)
4th round - "one word answer"
The server will ask question which u have to reply in one word.
Like... what is the color of milk?
What is frozen water called? (ICE)
Which is faster:cat or worm? (CAT)
Which is thinner:finger or leg? (FINGER)
how many weeks r there in a year? (52)
how many minutes r there in 1 and a half hr? (90)
What do u wear when u go out in cold:sweater or shirt? (SWEATER)
How many eggs are there in a dozen? (12)
If you are going out for lunch with your mother,who are you:daughter or sister? (DAUGHTER)
Which is smaller castle or cottage? (COTTAGE)
Afternoon comes before or after lunch? (BEFORE)
trees have more no. of branches or trunks? (BRANCHES)
how many months are there in two years? (24)
U see with ur eyes or ears? (EYES)
the whole process will take 10-12 min. The accent will be of US, UK , Australia .
The problem people face is understanding the sentences. The questions
are very easy to answer but u have to catch what the server is saying.
The the interview . .for the name sake only . .They will ask you only .. that HR questions.
Best of Luck . . to you all !!