Convergys Placement Papers

 

Hyderabad, 2007

1. Section 1: English - 20 Questions

A passage with some 20 blanks were given. In our case it was a passage about Yahoo Answers. You would be asked to fill in the blanks from options given. The options would seem confusing at the first glance and more than one option would fit easily in the blank. Only after understanding the context of the passage can one correctly fill in the blanks.
2. Section 2: Apptitude 45 Questions

An electrical shop makes sales of 3 of its products to 419 customers. Out of these, 145 bought a switches, 11 bought all the there products while tubes and bulbs were bought by equal number of people. 2 customers bought a Switch and a bulb; 11 bought a tube and a bulb and another 11 bought a tube and a switch.

How may customers bought a tube?
How may customers bought a bulb alone?
How may customers bought a switch?
3. A cube painted black was sliced into three slabs. Then the first slab was cut into four cubes, the second one intoo 9 cubes and the last one into 16 cubes. 

How many cube(s) had not even a single painted surface?
How many cube(s) had three surfaces painted?
How many cube(s) had 2 surfaces painted?
How many cube(s) had opposite sides painted?
How many cube(s) had adjacent sides painted?
4. In a class 20 students drink coffee, 30 drink tea and 10 drink both. 5 students drink neither of these. What is the total strength of the class?
5. Few questions on Venn diagram
6. If 1st August is a Friday, what day is December 31st?
7. How is X's grandmother's only daughter's only son related to X?
8. A person has two coins. One of them is biased such that it gives only head while tossed. If both of these are tossed at the same time, what is the probability of having a tail?
9. Data Sufficeieny

Instructions for Qs 10 and 11:
Mark the options based on the below instructions.
a if 1st Statement alone is sufficient to arrive at the answer.
b if 2nd Statement alone is sufficient to arrive at the answer.
c if 1st and 2nd Statements together is required to arrive at the answer.
d if both statements can't help in arriving at the answer.
10. How much time did X take to reach the destination?
1. The ratio between the speeds of X and Y is 3:4
2. Y takes 36 minutes to reach the same destination.
11. Two cars pass each other in opposite direction. How long would they take to be 500 Km appart?
1. The sum of their speeds is 153 kmph.
2. The difference of their speeds is 25 Kmph.
12. Attention to detail

Instructions for Qs 13 and 14:
Mark the options based on the below instructions.
a if 1st option and 2nd option are the same.
b if 1st option and 3rd option are the same.
c if 2nd option and 3rd option are the same.
d if all options are the same.
e if all options are different.
13. 1. 7749651 2. 7749561 3. 7749651
14. 1. RETALIATE 2. RELATIATE 3. RETALLIATE 
15. Section 3: UNIX - 10 Questions

Output of some simple shell scripts, using shell scripts, command interpreters
16. Section 4: DBMS - 10 Questions

Some questions on primary key, normalizarion and join and outter joins, update etc.
17. Section 5: C++ - 15 Questions

OOPs concepts, Output of code snippets (some based on inheritance)
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