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Total 50 questions were there. ( +1 mark for each right answer
and -0.25 for each wrong.)
Duration was 1 hour……

The APTI paper consisted of 5 sections with 10 questions in each.

4 questions were from analogy and 6 were from reading comprehension.
This section was tough. To answer this section completely one needs to have depth
in English. So, it was not my cup of teaJ… I attempted only 5.(Because –ve marking
was there.)

2 tables were given on the basis of them 10 questions (5 for each) were there.
They were tricky for sure but at the same time not to tough. I did 9 of them and
was sure that they were going to fetch me 9 marks. So, this section gave me a extra
bit of oxygen after that mess is the English part. Practicing from R.S.Agarwal
Quantitative Aptitude book helped me.

3. CODING-DECODING & SERIES This part was easy and I correctly answered 10 of them…. For this part R.S.Agarwal Verbal-nonverbal book is enough…..
eg: (It is not the exact one but of same type)
Q. If the word CAPTAIN is coded like NCNVYKC then what is the code for OBSCURE?
Q. 1 7 8 9 6 4 5 6 3 2 7 3 92 99 4 66 36 33 5 664 737 20.
How many even numbers are immediately following another even number?
How many even nos. are immediately followed by 2 even nos.?

I didn’t even read the conclusion drawing questions because time was running out. I solved only 2 logical reasoning (2 small ones) and moved on to the next section, as there was no sectional

I managed to solve only 5 before time ended. This part consisted of problems from Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Profit-loss etc. After that I took a calculated risk
and in the last minute I marked almost 4-5 questions about which I was not so sure, thinking if luck helps me then it will get me 4-5 marks. But it was too risky so, it will be better if you people don’t try it….. You don’t need to answer them all. Try to answer at least 30-35 questions and believe me that’s enough. The cut-off generally stays around 25 depending on the level of compitition. At around 4:30 our result was out….. Among total 3500+ candidates from 41 engg. colleges of West Bengal 178 was selected.

In the H.R form some topics were like:
1. Frank assessment of yourself.
2. Your achievements.
3. Long-term and short-term goals.
4. What do you seek from a job. And a few more.

It was an easy going one. At first he asked me to introduce myself then to tell something about I-FLEX. I told him everything I’ve learned from Internet about I-flex. He was impressed by my answers and asked me to solve 4 problems of quantitive aptitude. I was able to answer only the first 3 as the last one was a problem on infinite G.P series and I’ve forgotten all those formulas. So, he gave me another one from A.P series and said, “ It’s your last chance!!!!!!!!”…. Thank god, at that point I was able recall some formulas of A.P and eventually to solve that problem and grab the ‘last chance’. He was very happy to see that I solved that and asked me to wait outside for the HR round. So, at that point it was clear to me that I’ve cleared the tech round because only those people were asked to wait who cleared the tech interview.


Intvr: Have you got your lunch ?
Me: No, mam.
Intvr: Why? It almost 3:00 p.m.(With a smile)
Me: Actually I thought to have it after the interview.
Intvr: Have you got any energy left in you, after this long hours? .( Again with a smile)
Me: Yes, a bit. (Now I gave a smile too!)
Intvr: Do you have any breaks in your studies?
Me: No, mam.
Intvr: Ok, then introduce yourself.
Me: answered and impressed her.
Intvr: Now tell me what do you know about I-FLEX.
Me: answered and impressed her.
Intvr: Tell me something about your family and school life.
Me: Answered. (It is always good to feel proud when talking about parents, so, I did. And she again appreciated my answer.)
Intvr: What are your short-term goal & long-term goal.
Me: I told my short-term goal but I forgot what I’ve prepared as long-term goal. So, after telling my short-term goal I started like ‘life is very dynamic, so in this fast changing life I don’t like to set-up long-term goals; I setup short-term ones and by achieving them I want to go up the
professional ladder. And I’m also a believer of slow but steady growth ’.
Intvr: Hmmm!!!!!!! That’s very good. So, what camera do you have? (Because I’ve written in the HR form that my hobby is Photography.)
Me: Nikon F; a 1965 model.
Intvr: What kind of pictures you like to take?
Me: I like to click silhouettes. And when I’ll visit Agra I’ll surely take a silhouette of Taj Mahal.
Intvr: (She again smiled and tilted her head in appreciation) Do you like music?
Me: Yes mam!!! My favorite band is ‘Poets of the Fall.’
Intvr: What song do you like most?
Me : ‘Carnival of Rust’.
Intvr: That’s impressive.
Intvr: Do you believe in god?
Me: (With a smile) My mother is my goddess and I believe her.
Intvr: (She was actually amazed by my answer) So, you love your mom?
Me: Yes!!!!! mam.
Intvr: Whats the meaning of tour name?
Me: Answered.
Intvr: Do you like to travel?
Me: Yes!!!!! I do.
Intvr: Do you have any problem in getting relocated?
Me: No!!! mam.(Now at this point I was getting the wind that I’m selected.)
Intvr: So, that’s all for the day. Hope to see you soon again.
Me:J Thank you mam!!!!! For interviewing me….
Intvr: Have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!!


There was three rounds in selection process:-
1 Aptitude
2 Technical interview
3 HR interview

1. The aptitude was of 60min with 50 questions to solve.
There was one mark for the correct one & -0.25 for wrong one..
This is a big elimination round…….
I think the cutoff was about 39marks..
Only 95 were selected out of 1500 students.

The whole paper was divided in five sections but there is no sectional cutoff….
First section was of English & passage like easy stuff.
Second section was of graphs & pie chart which is only section that was little bit time consuming & complex.
Third section was of data sufficiency like stuff and easy…..
Fourth section was mathematical & very easy to solve…
Fifth section was of LR & one question on puzzle the simple one…….

2. The short listed candidates then undergone the Technical interview…
That is the main decisive round in the process….
My technical interview was gone for about 35min. & it can be more.
They ask me about my C,C++ knowledge some basics & tricky once.
I spend most of the time in DBMS after he ask me for my favorite subject…
Some questions from Java also…(As I am a CS student)
For non CS student they just ask C & one subject to your choice….
Out of 95 students only 52 passed the Technical And I am the one..

3. the HR interview was just a easy one & goes for only 4-5min
the questions were :-
Family background (They have noted it)
Future plan
Last interview faced
What u do in free time?

Final stats 1500 appeared for aptitude 95 cleared then 52 cleared in technical & finally 41 candidates are selected…


Important Data:
No. of students sat for the exam : 3054.
Criteria : 60% all through.
No. of students cleared aptitude round : 178.
Finally Selected : 52.
Remuneration Package : 2.4-2.6 Lakhs/annum.
Date of exam : 15.04.2007.
Venue : Academy of Technology (West Bengal).
Campus Mode : Pulled , organized by N.I.V.L.
Batch : 2008.

Aptitude Test :
5 sections of 10 Questions each.
No sectional cut-off
duration is of an hour.

Section 1 : reading comprehension (6 questions),analogy(a bit tough 4 questions).
Section 2: Data interpretation (2 Questions of 5 Each) [Bar graphs].
Section 3 :Decoding Encoding (6 Questions), 4 Logical Reasoning.
Section 4: 5 short passages given with 2 questions each , all that was required was to draw a conclusion.
Section 5: 10 Mathematical Aptitude questions (Do all chapters) . Total cut-off : 25.Don't answer all questions because there is a negative marking of .25 per wrong answers and 1 for every right answers.

Technical and Hr Round:
As I was coming from a C.S.E background I was asked on D.B.M.S and O.S.(out off 10 questions asked i answered 8). Hr was cool. Those who cleared tech round was only asked for Hr round .


Round 1: Aptitude Test
Round 2: Technical (Personal Interview)
Round 3: Human resourse (Personal Interview)

The questions are not so complex!
They are direct and easily approachable. Pattern:
Total Questions = 50 qs.
Total Time given = 60 mins. Mark Distribution: All questions carry 1 mark.
Correct Answers = +1 mark
Wrong Answers = -0.25 marks The paper is divided into 5 sections of 10 questions each.
Analytical reasoning, logical reasoning and Data Interpretations were the questions there. Questions on english language skills were more.
Puzzles were not asked. I don't remember all the questions, Some of them are given below.

1-4. Find the pair which suits the best.
One of which i remember, I've given below
Q. Circuitous: Route
a. dumbfound: Astonishment
b. problem: solution and so on 5-8. Choose the best pair:
Here a sentence was given with two blank spaces. We have to find the best pair which fits into the sentence. 10-15. comprehension questions were asked
15-20. Data interpretation
21. A reasoning question was asked
22-24. A sentence was given, and one from a set of 4 solutions was asked to be opted, which gives the best solution or gives the correct meaning of the paragraph.
25-30. Data interpretation Here a table was given, and in it few data were missing. Keeping all other information in mind, we were asked to choose the correct answer for the given questions.( Not so tough )
30-35. Another data interpretation question was asked. Here the questions were easy. Be sure of the table given, because at first in tension I did not see the term 'total' below, so i considered it also to be a data and took it into calculation. Later i found that one out. But it was a waste of time. Even a single second counts!!!!
35-40.Verbal Reasoning questions were asked

This included questions like this. Some of which i remember are given below.
Q. All yyyy were swimmers;
All swimmers wear swim suits;
Sally wears swim suit;
a. Sally does not know swimming
b. Sally is a swimmer
c. Sally is a yyyy
d. Data insufficient Q. Data coding was asked.
eg. if PRATAP can be coded as 736467 and MILAN was coded as 98561, how can PLANT be coded? (This was not the question, but the type is the same) 40-50. Only Analytical Questions Some of them are:

Q1. The square of a two digit number is divided by half the number, and 36 is added to the quotient. The sum is then divided by 2. The digits of the resulting number are the same as the number, but inreverse order. The digits in the tens place of the original number is twice the difference between the digits.which of the following could be the number?
a.64 b.36 c. 46 d. None of these

Q2. If a boat moves upstream with the speed of the boat as X and the speed of the stream is Y, what is the time taken by the boat to go upstream a distance of 90 kms and come back? (I'm not sure of the values of the speed of boat and stream ie., I dont remember the value of X and Y).

Q3. Auestion on sensex was asked. I dont remember the rest of the questions! Tips to attend effeciently:
1. Start-off with a word of prayer (This will increase the confidence level for sure)
2. Start attending questions of English Language skills and then logical or analytical reasoning.(This will accelerate your speed of problem as they would be easier. You can feel it!). 3. First read the question which you are going to attend fully. Don't write down the given data before reading the question fully. This is because, most of them would be easier than you think they are to be! The last portion of the question may have a hint to solve the question directly.
For example see Q1 in "40 - 50" .
4. When you feel a question is tough (even if they are not, but if you feel just on seeing ) move on to the next question. Don't waste time in a single question. THIS THE MISTAKE ALMOST EVERYONE WOULD DO. ( It may be even you! )
5. Don't hesitate to take risks. Even that counts! But be atleast 60% sure about it.
6. Attend atleast 40 - 45 questions. Don't go more than that. This would show that you are too confident on things which are not correct. These are for questions which have a chance of below 40% for being correct. Or it would show that you have copied or made a guess!
7. Look at your watch occasionally to be sure that you are not going beyond time for certain number of questions. Frequent time-watching would increae tension level. So be careful.
8. Please don't try to attempt any mal-practice. There are different codes of question papers (even choices may differ). Further the i-flex officials will be on rounds. This is for sure. They caught about 36 students for copying in our center. This may lead to consequences even upto disqualification for ever (in case if you would like to attend i-flex again).
9. Ifyou have time left out go for the questions you were doubtful and not for the questions that you did not get answer.(But there will not be time for that. Fortunately I had about 20 seconds left before handing over the paper)
10. Finally when you close your paper, finish it with a word of prayer. My Experience:

Personal Interviews: Technical Interview:
1. Questions were from one programming language (For non-IT and non-CSE students it will be C or what you have mentioned in your Resume).
2. Then questions from that branch or department will be asked (would be almost from the basics).
3. Also sometimes your strengths or field of interests would be asked (From your subjects). Human Resourse:
1. Questions will be general as you have a technical round before it. Questions will be as * About yourself *Why do you wish to enter banking or IT field* Future plans* Why should I hire you* Why do you wish to become an engineer* What do you expect from i-flex*What do you like in yourself
2. Questions from your resume will be asked. You will be asked to explain the objective or aim that you have written in the Resume.


There was 1 written paper and 3 interview rounds.

There were total 50 questions, divided into 5 sections.
Marking scheme: +1 for every right ans. -0.25 for every wrong ans.
Time Limit: 1 hr. 10 Ques: Verbal (Analogy, fill the blank with appropriate word, ques on comprehension.)
10 Ques: Data Interpretation (Not Tough, but Time consuming)
10 Ques: Q.A (Simple)
10 Ques: Data Sufficiency.
10 Ques Puzzle Test (Little bit tricky)
Paper was easy, cut-off was high. INTERVIEW

There were three rounds.
2 Tech interviews and 1 HR.

Questions from C, C++, SQL, RDBMS, Software engineering, Data structures.
For CS / IT ques on JAVA and ADA were also asked.
For NON CS / IT students, ques releted to their respective branches were asked.
As I m from ECE. I was asked about Analog Electronics and Microprocessor.
And you need to explain your whole Project.

Basic HR ques that were asked:-
1.) Your Introduction?
2.) Your objective?.
3.) Tell me something about ur family? (This is their favorite question so prepare it well)
4.) Why I-flex.?
5.) What do u know about i-flex?.
6.) Why do u want to switch over to IT solutions industry? (this is common for non CS/IT people)
7.) What do u know about IT Industry?
8.) Incidents in support of all that u have mentioned in C.V?
9.) Puzzles from the written paper.
10.)Any plans for higher studies? (Big No!!!!)
11.) Any Problem in Relocation? (Strict no no.).
12.) Your Hobbies, Interests, Strengths and Weaknesses, some other ques from C.V.
13.) Do you want to ask something from me? (Prepare a good question as not asking any question shows serious disinterest towards company, plz don’t ask salary, perks, allowances u will come to know them as soon as u r selected.)

FINALLY, the statistics.
More than 2500 students gave the Paper.
429 cleared the written. And finally, 113 were selected.

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