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HCL Latest Fresher Placement Question Paper 11 2003


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Ist section of the Question is as such in the

Section II - C Programming

1. Which of the following about the following two
declaration is true
i ) int *F()
ii) int (*F)()

HCL Latest Fresher Engineer Placement Sample Question Paper 11 2003

Choice :
a) Both are identical
b) The first is a correct declaration and the second
is wrong
c) The first declaraion is a function returning a
pointer to an
integer and the second is a pointer to function
returning int
d) Both are different ways of declarin pointer to a

Answer : c) The first de...

2. What are the values printed by the following

#define dprint(expr) printf(#expr "=%d\n",expr)

int x=7;
int y=3;

a) #2 = 2 b) expr=2 c) x/y=2 d) none

Answer: c)x/y=2

3. Which of the following is true of the following

char *c;
int *ip;
c =(char *)malloc(100);
ip=(int *)c;

ans: The code functions properly releasing all the
memory allocated

4.output of the following.

int i;
char *p;
p=(char *)i;

which of the following is not a ANSI C language


6. When an array is passed as parameter to a function,
which of
the following statement is correct

a) The function can change values in the original
b) In C parameters are passed by value. The funciton
cannot change
the original value in the array
c) It results in compilation error when the function
tries to access the elements in the array
d) Results in a run time error when the funtion tries
to access the elements in the array

Answer: a) The fu...

7. The type of the controlling expression of a switch
statement cannot be of the type

a) int b) char c) short d)float e) none

Answer : d)float

8.What is the value of the expression (3^6) + (a^a)?

a) 3 b) 5 c) 6 d) a+18 e) None

Answer : 5

9. What is the value assigned to the variable X if b
is 7 ?
X = b>8 ? b <<3 : b>4 ? b>>1:b;

a) 7 b) 28 c) 3 d) 14 e) None
ans: 3;

10. Which is the output produced by the following
int n=2;
printf("%d %d\n", ++n, n*n);

a) 3,6 b) 3,4 c) 2,4 d) cannot determine

Answer : b) 3,4

11. What is th output of the following program?
int x= 0x65;
char x;

a) compilation error b) 'A' c) 65 d) unidentified

ans. d)

12. What is the output of the following program
int a=10;
int b=6;

printf("%d %d\n",a,b++);

a) 10,6 b)10,7 c) 3,6 d) 3,7 e)

Answer : d) 3,7

13. What can be said of the following program?
enum Months {JAN =1,FEB,MAR,APR};
Months X = JAN;
printf("Jan is the first month");

a) Does not print anything
b) Prints : Jan is the first month
c) Generates compilation error
d) Results in runtime error

Answer: b) Prints : Jan..

14. What is the output of the following program?
char *src = "Hello World";
char dst[100];
strcpy(char *dst,char *src)
while(*src) *dst++ = *src++;

a) "Hello World" b)"Hello" c)"World" d) NULL e)

Answer: d) NULL

15. What is the output of the following program?

int l=6;
{ default : l+=2;
case 4: l=4;
case 5: l++;
a)8 b)6 c)5 d)4 e)none

Answer : c)5

16. What is the output of the following program?
int x=20;
int y=10;
printf("%d %d",y,x+2);
swap(int x,int y)
int temp;
temp =x;

a)10,20 b) 20,12 c) 22,10 d)10,22


17. What is the output of the following problem ?
#define INC(X) X++
int X=4;

a)4 b)5 c)6 d)compilation error e) runtime

Answer : d) compilation error no ++++ operator allowed

18. what can be said of the following

struct Node {
char *word;
int count;
struct Node left;
struct Node right;

a) Incorrect definition
b) structures cannot refer to other structure
c) Structures can refer to themselves. Hence the
statement is OK
d) Structures can refer to maximum of one other

Answer :c)

19. What is the size of the following union.
Assume that the size of int =2, size of float =4 and
size of char =1.
Union Tag{
int a;
flaot b;
char c;

a)2 b)4 c)1 d) 7

ans : b.)

20) What is the output of the following program? (.
has been used to indicate a space)
char s[]="Hello,.world";

c)Hello,.Wor.... (this option is correct for
d)None of the above

ans: b.) total 15 spaces and print only 10

These questions are based on data sufficiency in which
one has to tell if the given data in 2 statements is
enough to derive an answer.

A if only (1) is sufficent.
B if only (2) is sufficient.
C if either is sufficient.
D if both are sufficient.
E data insufficient.

(1) The combined length of the longer two pieces of
rope is 12 metres.
(2) The combined length of the shorter two pieces
of rope is 11 metres.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

10) A certain company paid bonuses of Rs. 125 to each
of its executive
emplyees and Rs 75 to each of its nonexecutive
employees. If 100
of the employees were nonexecutive, how many were
1) The company has a total of 120 employees
2) The total amount that the company paid in
bonuses to its employees was Rs.10,000

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

ans. C.)

11. What fraction of his salary did Mr. Johnson put
into savings last week ?

1) Last week Mr.Johnson put Rs 17 into savings.
2) Last week Mr.Johnson put 5% of his salary into

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

ans. B.) only 2nd.

12. Each M-type memory unit will increase the base
memory capacity
of a certain computer by 3 megabytes. What is the base
memory capacity,
in megabytes, of the computer ?

1) 2 M-type memory units will increase the computer's
base memory capacity by 300%

2) The memory capacity of the computer after 2-M type
memory units
are added to the base memory capacity, is 1.6 times
the memory capacity
of the computer after 1 M-type unit is added to the
base memory capacity.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

ans. C.) either.

13. What fractional part of the total surface area of
cube C is red?

1) Each of 3 faces of C is exactly 1/2 red
2) Each of 3 faces of C is entirely white

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

ans: D.) both.



14. How many of the integers between 25 and 45 are
even ?
(A)21 (B)20 (C)11 (D)10 (E)9


15. If taxi fares were Rs 1.00 for the first 1/5
mile and Rs 0.20
for each 1/5 miles thereafter. The taxi fare for a
3-mile ride was

(A)Rs 1.56 (B)Rs 2.40 (C)RS 3.00 (D)Rs 3.80
(E)Rs 4.20

Answer :d)Rs 3.80

16. A computer routine was developed to generate two
numbers (x,y)
the first being a random number between 0 and 100
inclusive, and
the second being less than or equal to the square root
of the first.
Each of the following pair satisfies the routine

(A) (99.10) (B) (85.9) (C) (50.7) (D) (1.1) (E)

Answer : A) (99.10)

17. A warehouse had a square floor with area 10,000
sq.meters. A
rectangular addition was built along one entire side
of the warehouse
that increased the floor by one-half as much as the
original floor.
How many meters did the addition extend beyond the
original buildings ?

(A)10 (B)20 (C)50 (D)200 (E)500

Answer: c)50

18. A digital wristwatch was set accurately at 8.30
a.m and then
lost 2 seconds every 5 minutes. What time was
indicated on the watch
at 6.30 p.m of the same day if the watch operated
continuously that time ?

(A)5:56 B)5:58 (C)6.00 (D)6.23 (E)6.26

Answer :E) 6.26

19) A 5 litre jug contains 4 litres of a salt water
solution that
is 15 percent salt. If 1.5 litres of the solution
spills out of
the jug, and the jug is then filled to capacity with
water, approximately
what percent of the resulting solution in the jug is

(A)7.5% (B)9.5% (C) 10.5% (D)12% (E)15%

Answer :A)7.5%

20) A plane travelled K miles in the first 96 miles of
flight time.
If it completed the remaining 300 miles of the trip in
1 minute,
what was its average speed in miles per hour for the
entire trip ?

Answer :(300+k)/97 * 60

21) A merchant sells an item at a 20 percent discount.
but still
makes a gross profit of 20 percent of the cost. What
percent of
cost would be gross profit on the item have been if it
had been sold without the discount?

(A)20% (B)40% (C)50% (D)60% (E)66.6%

Answer :c) 50%

22) A millionaire bought a job lot of hats 1/4 of
which were brown.
The millionaire sold 2/3 of the hats including 4/5 of
the brown
hats. What fraction of the unsold hats were brown.

(A)1/60 (B)1/15 (C)3/20 (D)3/5 (E)3/4

Answer :c)3/20

23) How many integers n greater than10 and less than
100 are there
such that, if the digits of n are reversed, the
resulting integer is n+9 ?

(A)5 (B)6 (C)7 (D)8 (E)9

Answer )8

24) An investor purchased a shares of stock at a
certain price.
If the stock increased in price Rs 0.25 per share and
the total
increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many
shares of stock had been purchased ?

(A)25 (B)50 (C)75 (D)100 (E)125

Answer :B)50

25) At a special sale, 5 tickets can be purchased for
the price
of 3 tickets. If 5 tickets are purchased at the sale,
the amount
saved will be what percent of the original price of
the 5 tickets?

(A)20% (B)33.3% (C)40% (D)60% (E)66.6%

Answer :c)40%

26) Working independently, Tina can do a certain job
in 12 hours.
Working independently, Ann can do the same job in 9
hours. If
Tina works independently at the job for 8 hours and
then Ann works
independently, how many hours will it take Ann to
complete the remainder of the jobs?

(A)2/3 (B)3/4 (C)1 (D)2 (E)3

Answer :E)3

27) A decorator bought a bolt of d m number of red
chips in any one stack ?

(A)7 (B)6 (C)5 (D)4 (E)3

Answer :C) 5


1) Here is the structure declaration of a doubly
linked list

struct dlink {
int nodeid;
struct dlink *next;
struct dlink *prev;
} dlink_t;

A pointer of the head of the linked list is maintained
as a global variable, whose definition is
dlink_t *head;

The funtion remove_element(dlink_t *rp), needs to
remove the node
pointed to the rp and adjust the head.

The first node's prev and the last node's next are

remove_element(dlink_t *rp)
rp->prev->next = rp->next;
rp->next->prev = rp->prev;
if( head == rp)
head = rp->next;
Which of the following statement is true about the
fution remove_element

A) It work when head is the same as rp
B) It does not work when rp is the last element on the
c) It sets the head of the list correctly
D) It works in all cases

Answer :B) It does...

2) Consider the following function written in c:

#define NULL 0

char *index(sp,c)
register char *sp,c;
if(*sp == c)
return (sp);
} while (*sp++);
return NULL;

The first argument sp, is a pointer to a C string.
The second
argument, c, is a character. This function scarches
for the character
c, in the string. If it is found a pointer to that
location is returned
else NULL is returned.
This function works
a) Always
b) Always, but fails when the first byte contais the
character c
c) works when c is a non NULL character only
d) Works only when the character c is found in the
ans: a

03) What is printed when this program is executed
printf ("%d\n",f(7));
if (x<= 4)
return x;
return f(--x);

a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 7
ans: a

04) On a machine where pointers are 4 bytes long, what
happens when the
following code is executed.
int x=0,*p=0;
x++; p++;
printf ("%d and %d\n",x,p);

a) 1 and 1 is printed
b) 1 and 4 is printed
c) 4 and 4 is printed
d) causes an exception

ans: b.)

05) Which of the following is the correct code for
strcpy, that is
used to copy the contents from src to dest?

a) strcpy (char *dst,char *src)
while (*src)
*dst++ = *src++;

b) strcpy (char *dst,char *src)
while(*dst++ = *src++);

c) strcpy (char *dst,char *src)
{ *dst = *src;
dst++; src++;

d) strcpy(char *dst, char *src)
while(*++dst = *++src);

ans: b.)

6) Consider the following program

int i=20,*j=&i;
printf("%d and %d",i,*j);
int *k;
*k +=15;

int *x;
int m=*x,*n=&m;
*n += 10;

The values printed by the program will be
a) 20 and 55
b) 20 and 45
c) 45 and 45
d) 45 and 55
e) 35 and 35

ans: c.) 45 and 45

7) what is printed when the following program is
compiled and executed?

int func (int x)
if (x<=0)
return func(x -1) +x;

a) 12
b) 16
c) 15
d) 11

ans: b.) 16

0 COnsider the following of c code in two files
which will be linked together and executed .

int i;
i = 30;

static int f1()

which of the following is true ?
a) a.c will fail in compilation phase because f1() is
not declared
b) b.c will fail in compilation because the variable i
is not declared
c) will print 30
d) will print 40
e) a & b

ans: e) a & b . extern functions and variables should
have been declared in the files for external linkage.

9) Consider the following prg
void funca (int *k)
*k += 20
void funcb (int *x)
int m=*x,*n = &m;
int var = 25,*varp=&var;
*varp += 10;
printf ("%d and %d\n",var,*varp);
The values printed when the above prg is complied and
a) 20 and 55
b) 20 and 45
c) 45 and 55
d) 55 and 55
e) 35 and 35

ans: d.) 55 and 55. similar to program 6.)

10) consider the following program:
# include <stream.h>
class x
int a;

class b:public x

main ()
b temp;
what will be the output of this prg?
a) 10
b) 20
c) 2010
d) 1020

ans: d.) 1020 first constructor for A prints 10
then constructor for B prints 20.

Section IV - General Aptitude Section

1) In a murder case there are four suspects P,Q,R,S.
Each of them
makes a statement. They are
p: "I had gone to the theatre with S at the time of
the murder".
q: "I was playing cards with P at the time of the
r: "Q didn't commit the murder".
s: "R is not the murderer".

Assuming the only one of the above statement is false
and that one of
them is the murderer, who is the murderer?
a) P
b) Q
c) R
d) Cann't be concluded
e) S

and: E.) r and s are true as first two statements
are contradictory. thus either P or S is murederer. as
q is not murderer, he is tellinjg truth that P was
with him. hence S is murderer.

2) Mohan earned twice as much as Deep. Yogesh earned
rs.3/- more than
half as much as deep. If the amounts earned by
are M,D,Y respectively, Which of the following is the
correct ordering
of these amounts?
a) M < D < Y
b) M < Y < D
c) D < M < Y
d) It cann't be determined from the information given
e) D < Y < M

ans d)

03) Statistics indicate that men drivers are involved
in more
accidents than women drivers.

Hence it may be concluded that...
a) sufficiently information is not there to conclude
b) Men are actually better drivers but drive more
c) Women Certainly drive more cautiously than Men
d) Men chauvinists are wrong about women's abilties.
e) Statistics sometimes present a wrong picture of

04) What does the hex number E78 correspond to in
radix 7 ?
a) 12455
b) 14153
c) 14256
d) 13541
e) 13112


5)Given that A,B,C,D,E each represent one of the
digits between 1 and
9 and that the following multiplication holds:
X 4

what digit does E represent ?

a) 4
b) 6
c) 8
d) 7

Ans: c

6) HCL prototyping machine can make 10 copies every 4
seconds. At this
rate, How many copies can the machine make in 6 min.?

a) 900
b) 600
c) 360
d) 240
e) 150

ans: a

7) if a=2,b=4,c=5 then
a+b c
----- - ---- =
c a+b

a) 1
b) 11/30
c) 0
d) -11/30
e) -1

ans: b

 10^2(10^8+10^ =

a) 2(10)^4
b) 2(10)^6
c) 10^8
d) 2(10)^8
e) 10^10

ans: b

9) Worker W produces n units in 5 hours. Workers V and
W, workers
independently but at the same time, produce n units in
2 hours.
how long would it take V alone to produce n units?
a) 1 hr 26 min
b) 1 hr 53 min
c) 2 hr 30 min
d) 3 hr 30 min
e) 3 hr 20 min

ans: d (e)

10) if q <> 0 and k = qr/2 -s, then what is r in terms
of k,q,s?

a) 2k+s
b) 2sk
c) 2(k-s)
d) 2k+sq
e) 2(k+s)

ans: e

11-15 is the reasoning Questions:
Occurs and Causes available in placement

Six knights - P,Q,R,S,T and U - assemble for a long
journey in two
travelling parties. For security, each travelling
party consists
of at least two knights. The two parties travel by
separate routes,
northern and southern. After one month, the routes of
the northern
and southern groups converge for a brief time and at
that point the
knights can, if they wish, rearrange their travelling
parties before
continuing, again in two parties along separate
northern and southern
routes. Throughout the entire trip, the composition of
parties must be in accord with the following

P and R are deadly enemies and, although they may meet
can never travel together.
p must travel in the same party with s
Q cann't travel by the southern route
U cann't change routes

16) If one of the two parties of knights consists of P
and U and
two other knights and travels by the southern route,
the other members
of this party besides P and U must be
a) Q and S
b) Q and T
c) R and S
d) R and T
e) S and T

ans: e

17) If each of the two parties of knights consists of
exactly three
members, which of the following is not a possible
travelling party
and route?
a) P,S,U by the northern route
b) P,S,T by the northern route
c) P,S,T by the southern route
d) P,S,U by the southern route
e) Q,R,T by the southern route

ans: b

1 If one of the two parties of knights consists of U
and two other
knights and travels by the northern route, the other
memnbers of this party besides U must be
a) P and S
b) P and T
c) Q and R
d) Q and T
e) R and T

ans: c

19) If each of the two parties of knights consists of
exactly three
members of different pX-Mozilla-Status: 0009by the
northern route,
then T must travel by the
a) southern route with P and S
b) southern route with Q and R
c) southern route with R and U
d) northern route with Q and R
e) northern route with R and U

ans: a

20) If, when the two parties of knights encounter one
another after
a month, exactly one knight changes from one
travelling party to the
other travelling party, that knight must be
a) P
b) Q
c) R
d) S
e) T

ans: e



2.two nos when added make 330.when the last digit of the greater no. is
removed Ist no is obtained.find the nos. ans.300,30.

3:which word can be added at the end of one and at the front of the
other to
give meaningful results.
GRASS and SCAPE. Ans:land.

4:a jumbled word is given: the answer is PARACHUTE.

5: at midnight it is raining .do u expect sun after 72 hours.
6:a word is to be added to three given words to give meaningful word
ans is:POST
7: a girl likes 144 but not 145,she likes 900 but not 800….like
will she like:
the ans is 1600.
8: a series of prime nos is given 3,5,7,11>>>find the next no .the ans
9: a no when multiplied with one less than it results into a no that
is 4
lesser than its square. The ans is 4.
10: A question on some midnight problem was given .The choices are
for the present time: 21:00, 22:00,23:00,23:30 etc .
the ans to this problem is 2100 hrs.
11:In this question a square was shown in which there were nine squares
in each square fruits were drawn .
The ans to this question was 25.this is cost of some fruit item.
12: in a company there are salespersons and non salespersons .majority
employees are salespersons.the percentage of commissioned salespersons
more that the total salespersons ‘ percentage in the company.
Is majority of employees commissioned .something like that…….
The ans is :YES.
13: there was a statement on dogs that can understant just two words:
was stay and I don’t remember the other one.The breed of the dogs were
sheperd ,regger ,one other starting from r. this question was a tough
and I do not remember the exact statement.but based on this statement
were 5 questions.
The ans to 15 th question was C and 17th in the question paper was B.
next question:
A FACTORY produces a product (measured in cubic feet) over seven days
as per
the following schedule:

Day1 Day2 Day3 Day4 Day5 Day6 Day7

150 180 120 250 160 120 150

The finished goods are to be transported to the market by a truck
having a
capacity of 2000 cubic feet. Any finished goods (ready at the end of
day) retained overnight at the factory will incur a storage cost of
rs.5 per
cubic foot for each night of storage. The hiring cost for the truck is
rs.1000 per day.

1.If the total cost of transportation and storage is to be minimized,
truck should operate on
(a) 2nd,4th,6thand 7th days
(b) only the 7th day
(c) 2nd,4th,5th and 7th days
(d) only on 4th and 5th days
(e) none of these
ans:( )
2.if the storage cost reduces to re.0.80per cubic foot per night,the
should operate on
(a)2nd,4th,5thand 7th days
(b)only the 7th day
(c)2nd,4th,5th and 7th days
(d)only on 4th and 5th days
(e)none of these
ans:( )

Direction:Read the following instructions carefully and answer
11-15 given below:
Each question below is followed by two numbered facts. You have to
whether the data given in the statement is sufficient for answering the
question. Choose one of the following choices best fitting the
and mark A,B,C,D or E as explained below.
(A) if statement 1 alone is sufficient to answer the question, but
2 is not sufficient.
(B) If statement 2 alone is sufficient to answer the question, but
statement 1 is not sufficient.
(C) If both statements together are needed to answer the question, but
neither statement alone is sufficient.
(D) If either statement by itself is sufficient to answer the
(E) If enough facts are not available to answer the question.

13. A dress was initially listed at a price that would have given the
a profit of 20 percent of the wholesale cost. What was the wholesale
cost of
the dress?
(1) After reducing the asking price by 10 percent, the dress sold for a
profit of 10 dollars.
(2) The dress sold for 50 dollars.
ans:( )

A company manufactures game sets in brass, ebony(wood), and teak
Each game set consists of the following components: chessmen, checkers,
and a box which opens into a board, a chess layout being on the outside
backgammon on the inside. The game sets are called # 1, # 2, #3, # 4
and # 5
in the company's catalog.

In a#1 set, only the chessmen, checkers, and dice are brass.
In a#2 set, only the chessmen and dice are brass.
In a#3 set, only the checkers and box are brass.
In a#4 set, only the box is brass.
In a#5 set, all components are brass.

21. Which of the following components CANNOT both be wooden in a
single set
(a) Chessmen, dice
(b) Chessmen, box
(c) chessmen, checkers
(d) checkers, dice
(e) checkers, box
ans:( )
22. A set in which, of the chessmen, checkers, and dice, exactly one is
brass, must represent set
(a) # 1
(b) # 2
(c) # 3
(d) # 4
(e) # 5
ans:( )

HCL Technology Interview 2004 in MKU

Technical interview is held for 30 min to 1 hr 20min depending upon
the stuff. Concentrated areas are
1) OS Concepts
2) C Programming skill
3) OOPs concepts
4) Basics of Networking
5) Data structures

Only basic QP like
1) What is fragmentation? How do overcome?
2) What is semaphore?
3) What are the IPC Mechanism available? Illustrate with example
4) What is structure and union in c? write the code and explain
how they are storing in the memory?
5) They will ask to write one c program ?
6) Explain the data struture (code) for the data structures
i) Double linklist
ii) Minimum spanning tree
iii) BFS and DFS
iv) AVL tree
v) Reverse the linklist
7) Difference between malloc and calloc?
 write a prg in macro in c?
9) Write a simple MFC program to create a window? (They aaked me
write a prg to create a window)
10) Tell about the existing scheduling algorithm?
11) what are all E.F.Codd rule?
12) what is bit slice processor?
13) what is a deadlock? explain it?
14) what is virtual memory?
15) what is circuit switching and packet switching
16) What is the significance of friend keyword in C++?
17) Different types of inheritance?
1 do u want to ask anything from us?

HR interview

This ranges from 20 min to 45 min. They expecting ur
i) Focussing towards the technology
ii) Adaptability
iii) Family Background
iv) Team spirit

i) Tell abt yourself?
ii) what are all ur hobbies?
iii)why did u prefer your area of interest?
iv) why did u wanna be in HCL?
v) why did u choose MCA?
vi) howz interview is going on?
vii) Some general technical qp from ur area of interest?
viii) how'll u react if u r assigned in the non area of interest?
ix) how're getting information abt the company?

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