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Question 1: The largest copper producing country in the World is

1. Chile
2. Russia
3. South Africa
4. China

Answer: 1.

Question 2: If the radius of a circle is diminished by 10%, then its area is diminished
by:

1. 10%
2. 19%
3. 20%
4. 36%

Answer: 2.

Question 3: A boat travels 20 kms upstream in 6 hrs and 18 kms downstream in 4


hrs.Find the speed of the boat in still water and the speed of the water current?

1. 1/2 kmph
2. 7/12 kmph
3. 5 kmph
4. none of these

Answer: 2.

Question 4: At what time after 4.00 p.m. is the minutes hand of a clock exactly
aligned with the hour hand?

1. 4:21:49.5
2. 4:27:49.5
3. 3:21:49.5
4. 4:21:44.5

Answer: 1.
Question 5: A shop keeper sold a T.V set for Rs.17,940 with a discount of 8% and
earned a profit of 19.6%.What would have been the percentage of profit earned if
no discount was offered?

1. 24.8%
2. 25%
3. 26.4%
4. Cannot be determined
5. None of these

Answer: 5.

Question 6: If (2x-y)=4 then (6x-3y)=?

1. 15
2. 12
3. 18
4. 10

Answer: 2.

Question 7: A clock is set right at 8 a.m. The clock gains 10 minutes in 24 hours.
What will be the true time when the clock indicates 1 p.m. on the following day?

1. 48 min. past 12
2. 38 min. past 12
3. 28 min. past 12
4. 25 min. past 12

Answer: 1.

Question 8: What is the missing number in this series? 8 2 14 6 11 ? 14 6 18 12

1. 16
2. 9
3. 15
4. 6

Answer: 2.

Question 9: Dinesh travelled 1200 km by air which formed 2/5 of his trip. One third
of the whole trip, he travelled by car and the rest of the journey he performed by
train. What was the distance travelled by train?

1. 600Km
2. 700Km
3. 800Km
4. 900Km

Answer: 3.

Question 10: A train which travels at a uniform speed due to some mechanical fault
after traveling for an hour goes at 3/5th of the original speed and reaches the
destination 2 hrs late.If the fault had occurred after traveling another 50 miles the
train would have reached 40 min earlier. What is distance between the two stations.

1. 300
2. 310
3. 320
4. 305

Answer: 1.

Question 11: The average between a two digit number and the number obtained by
interchanging the digits is 9. What is the difference between the two digits of the
number?

1. 8
2. 2
3. 5
4. Cannot be determined

Answer: 4.

Question 12: Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can
empty the same in 40 mins.If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill
the tank

1. 17 1/7 mins
2. 20 mins
3. 8 mins
4. none of these

Answer: 1.

Question 13: A person has 4 coins each of different denomination. What is the
number of different sums of money the person can form (using one or more coins at
a time)?

1. 16
2. 15
3. 12
4. 11

Answer: 2.

Question 14: The simple interest on a certain sum of money for 3 years is 225 and
the compound interest on the same sum at the same rate for 2 years is 153 then the
principal invested is

1. 1500
2. 2250
3. 3000
4. 1875

Answer: 4.

Question 15: A cow is tethered in the middle of a field with a 14 feet long rope. If the
cow grazes 100 sq. ft. per day, then approximately what time will be taken by the
cow to graze the whole field ?

1. 2 days
2. 6 days
3. 18 days
4. 24 days
5. None of these

Answer: 2.

Question 16: 2 hours after a freight train leaves Delhi a passenger train leaves the
same station travelling in the same direction at an average speed of 16 km/hr. After
travelling 4 hrs the passenger train overtakes the freight train. The average speed of
the freight train was?

1. 40
2. 30
3. 80
4. 60

Answer: 1.

Question 17: The two colors seen at the extreme ends of the pH chart are:

1. Red and Blue


2. Red and Green
3. Green and Blue
4. Orange and Green
Answer: 1.

Question 18: 8 15 24 35 48 63

1. 70
2. 80
3. 75
4. 88

Answer: 2.

Question 19: One of Mr. Horton, his wife, their son, and Mr. Horton's mother is a
doctor and another is a lawyer.
a) If the doctor is younger than the lawyer, then the doctor and the lawyer are not
blood relatives.
b) If the doctor is a woman, then the doctor and the lawyer are blood relatives.
c) If the lawyer is a man, then the doctor is a man. Whose occupation you know?

1. Mr. Horton: he is the doctor


2. Mr. Horton's son: she is the lawyer
3. Mr. Horton: he is the doctor
4. Mr. Horton's mother: she is the doctor

Answer: 1.

Question 20: In the given figure, PA and PB are tangents to the circle at A and B
respectively and the chord BC is parallel to tangent PA. If AC = 6 cm, and length of
the tangent AP is 9 cm, then what is the length of the chord BC?

1. 4 cm
2. 8 cm
3. 6 cm
4. 5 cm

Answer: 1.

Question 21: Union Information and Broadcasting ministry recently gave an


indication to change which of the following laws on a larger scale, as the existing
provisions of the Act are inadequate to cater to the phenomenal growth of the print
media in view of the liberalization of the government policies?

1. Press & Registration of Books Act, (PRB Act) 1867


2. The Delivery Of Books 'And Newspapers' (Public Libraries) Act, 1954
3. Indian Press (Emergency Powers ) Act 1931
4. none
Answer: 1.

Question 22: 2 numbers differ by 5.If their product is 336,then the sum of the 2
numbers is:

1. 21
2. 51
3. 28
4. 37

Answer: 4.

Question 23: Which number is the odd one out? 9678 4572 5261 3527 7768

1. 7768
2. 3527
3. 4572
4. 9678
5. 5261

Answer: 2.

Question 24: Which one among the following has the largest shipyard in India

1. Kolkata
2. Kochi
3. Mumbai
4. Visakhapatnam

Answer: 2.

Question 25: If x=y=2z and xyz=256 then what is the value of x?

1. 8
2. 3
3. 5
4. 6

Answer: 1.

Question 26: A radio when sold at a certain price gives a gain of 20%. What will be
the gain percent, if sold for thrice the price?

1. 280
2. 270
3. 290
4. 260

Answer: 4.

Question 27: x% of y is y% of ?

1. x/y
2. 2y
3. x
4. can't be determined

Answer: 3.

Question 28: If the value of x lies between 0 & 1 which of the following is the
largest?

1. x
2. x2
3. -x
4. 1/x

Answer: 4.

Question 29: The tutor of Alexander the great was

1. Darius
2. Cyrus
3. Socrates
4. Aristotle

Answer: 4.

Question 30: Thirty men take 20 days to complete a job working 9 hours a day. How
many hour a day should 40 men work to complete the job?

1. 8 hrs
2. 71/2 hrs
3. 7 hrs
4. 9 hrs

Answer: 2.

Question 31: Goitre caused by the deficiency of .........


1. Vitamin D
2. Iron
3. VItamin A
4. Iodine

Answer: 4.

Question 32: Who invented Napier's Bones

1. John Napier
2. William Oughtred
3. Charles Babbage
4. Napier Bone

Answer: 1.

Question 33: The mass number of a nucleus is


The mass number of a nucleus is

1. Always less than its atomic number


2. Always more than its atomic number
3. Sometimes more than and sometimes equal to its atomic number
4. None of the above

Answer: 3.

Question 34: A and B can do a piece of work in 45 days and 40 days respectively.
They began to do the work together but A leaves after some days and then B
completed the remaining work n 23 days. The number of days after which A left the
work was

1. 9
2. 11
3. 12
4. 15
5. 16

Answer: 1.

Question 35: Sam and Mala have a conversation. Sam says I am certainly not over
40 Mala Says I am 38 and you are at least 5 years older than me · Now Sam says you
are at least 39 all the statements by the two are false. How old are they really?

1. Mala = 38 yrs, Sam =31 yrs.


2. Mala = 38 yrs, Sam = 41 yrs
3. Mala = 31 yrs, Sam = 41 yrs.
4. Mala = 45yrs, Sam = 41 yrs

Answer: 2.

Question 36: What is the code name for Windows Vista?

1. Longhorn
2. Longhund
3. Stackspray
4. Pearl

Answer: 1.

Question 37: On sports day, if 30 children were made to stand in a column, 16


columns could be formed. If 24 children were made to stand in a column, how many
columns could be formed?

1. 20
2. 30
3. 40
4. 50

Answer: 1.

Question 38: The probability that a man will be alive for 25 years is 3/5 and the
probability that his wife will be alive for 25 years is 2/3. Find the probability that
only the man will be alive for 25 years.

1. 2/5
2. 1/5
3. 3/5
4. 4/5

Answer: 2.

Question 39: In a single throw of a dice, what is the probability of getting a number
greater than 4?

1. 1/2
2. 2/3
3. 1/4
4. 1/3

Answer: 4.
Question 40: If every alternative letter starting from B of the English alphabet is
written in small letter, rest all are written in capital letters, how the month
"September" be written. (1) SeptEMbEr (2) SEpTeMBEr (3) SeptembeR (4)
SepteMber (5) None of the above

1. (1)
2. (2)
3. (3)
4. (5)
5. (4)

Answer: 4.

Question 41: After allowing a discount of 11.11% ,a trader still makes a gain of
14.28 % .at how many precent above the cost price does he mark his goods?
After allowing a discount of 11.11% ,a trader still makes a gain of 14.28 % .at how
many precent above the cost price does he mark his goods?

1. 28.56%
2. 35%
3. 22.22%
4. None of these

Answer: 1.

Question 42: Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can
empty the same in 40 mins.If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill
the tank

1. 17 1/7 mins
2. 20 mins
3. none
4. 50 mins

Answer: 1.

Question 43: There are 3 triplet brothers. They look identical. The oldest is John, he
always tells the truth. The second is Jack, he always tells a lie. The third is Joe, he
either tells the truth or a lie. Jimmie Dean went to visit them one day. He was
wondering who was who. So he asked each person a question. He asked the one who
was sitting on the left: "Who is the guy sitting in the middle?". The answer was "He
is John." He asked the one who was sitting in the middle: "What is your name?".
The answer was "I am Joe." He asked the one who was sitting on the right: "What
is the guy sitting in the middle?". The answer was "He is Jack." Jimmie Dean got
really confused. Basically, he asked 3 same questions, but he got 3 different answers.
which is not true?
1. left most is joe
2. middle is jack
3. right is john
4. middle is john

Answer: 4.

Question 44: A / B = C; C > D then

1. A is always greater than D


2. C is always greater than D
3. B is always less than D
4. none

Answer: 1.

Question 45: Consider the following statements: 1. The Administrative Reforms


Commission (ARC) had recommended that the Department of Personnel of a State
should be put under the charge of the Chief Secretary of the State. 2. Chief
Secretary of a State is not involved in any manner in the promotion of State Civil
officers to the All-India Services. Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?

1. Only 1
2. Only 2
3. Both 1 and 2
4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: 1.

Question 46: The population of a town was 1,60,000 three years ago. If it increased
by 3%, 2.5% and 5% respectively in the last three years, then the present
population of the town is :

1. 1,77,000
2. 1,77,366
3. 1,77,461
4. 1,77,596

Answer: 2.

Question 47: What is the population of India ?

1. 98 crores
2. More than 2 billion
3. More than 1 billion
4. Less than 96 crores
5. 96 crores

Answer: 3.

Question 48: Some green are blue. No blue are white.

1. Some green are white


2. No white are green
3. No green are white
4. None of the above

Answer: 1.

Question 49: What is the missing number in this series? 8 2 14 6 11 ? 14 6 18 12

1. 8
2. 6
3. 9
4. 11

Answer: 3.

Question 50: Average age of students of an adult school is 40 years. 120 new
students whose average age is 32 years joined the school. As a result the average age
is decreased by 4 years. Find the number of students of the school after joining of
the new students:

1. 1200
2. 120
3. 360
4. 240

Answer: 4.

Question 51: On sports day,if 30 children were made to stand in a column,16


columns could be formed. If 24 children were made to stand in a column , how
many columns could be formed?

1. 48
2. 20
3. 30
4. 16
5. 40

Answer: 2.
Question 52: Which of the following numbers is divisible by 3? (i) 541326 (ii)
5967013

1. (ii) only
2. (i) only
3. (i) and (ii) both
4. (i) and (ii) none

Answer: 2.

Question 53: A square is divided into 9 identical smaller squares. Six identical balls
are to be placed in these smaller squares such that each of the three rows gets at
least one ball (one ball in one square only). In how many different ways can this be
done?

1. 81
2. 91
3. 41
4. 51

Answer: 1.

Question 54: A man owns 2/3 of the market research beauro business and sells 3/4 of
his shares for Rs.75000. What is the value of Business

1. 150000
2. 13000
3. 240000
4. 34000

Answer: 1.

Question 55: 1,2,6,24,?

1. 111
2. 151
3. 120
4. 125

Answer: 3.

Question 56: The cost of 16 packets of salt,each weighing 900 grams is Rs.28.What
will be the cost of 27 packets ,if each packet weighs 1Kg?

1. Rs.52.50
2. Rs.56
3. Rs.58.50
4. Rs.64.75

Answer: 1.

Question 57: Ronald and Michelle have two children. The probability that the first
child is a girl, is 50%. The probability that the second child is a girl, is also 50%.
Ronald and Michelle tell you that they have a daughter. What is the probability that
their other child is also a girl?

1. 1/2
2. 1/3
3. 1/4
4. 1/5

Answer: 2.

Question 58: Find the value of (21/4-1)( 23/4 +21/2+21/4+1)

1. 1
2. 2
3. 3

Answer: 1.

Question 59: The product of two fractions is 14/15 and their quotient is 35/24. the
greater fraction is

1. 4/5
2. 7/6
3. 7/5
4. 7/4

Answer: 1.

Question 60: 500 men are arranged in an array of 10 rows and 50 columns
according to their heights. Tallest among each row of all are asked to fall out. And
the shortest among them is A. Similarly after resuming that to their original
podsitions that the shortest among each column are asked to fall out. And the tallest
among them is B . Now who is taller among A and B ?

1. A
2. B
3. Both are of same height

Answer: 1.
Question 61: Choose the pair of numbers which comes next 75 65 85 55 45 85 35

1. 25 15
2. 25 85
3. 35 25
4. 35 85
5. 25 75

Answer: 2.

Question 62: A three digit number consists of 9,5 and one more number. When
these digits are reversed and then subtracted from the original number the answer
yielded will be consisting of the same digits arranged yet in a different order. What
is the other digit?

1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4

Answer: 4.

Question 63: ATP stands for:

1. Adenine triphosphate
2. Adenosine triphosphate
3. Adenosine Diphosphate
4. Adenosine tetraphosphate

Answer: 2.

Question 64: Veselin Tapolev who became the World Champion recently, is
associated with which of the following games/sports ?

1. Chess
2. Golf
3. Snooker
4. Badminton
5. None of these

Answer: 1.

Question 65: A piece of cloth cost Rs 35. if the length of the piece would have been
4m longer and each meter cost Re 1 less , the cost would have remained unchanged.
how long is the piece?
1. 10
2. 11
3. 12

Answer: 1.

Question 66: In a journey of 15 miles two third distance was travelled with 40 mph
and remaining with 60 mph.How muvh time the journey takes

1. 40 min
2. 30 min
3. 120 min
4. 20 min

Answer: 4.

Question 67: Solid cube of 6 * 6 * 6. This cube is cut into to 216 small cubes. (1 * 1 *
1).the big cube is painted in all its faces. Then how many of cubes are painted at
least 2 sides.

1. 56
2. 45
3. 23
4. 28

Answer: 1.

Question 68: Find the average of first 40 natural numbers.

1. 40
2. 35
3. 30.6
4. 20.5
5. None of these

Answer: 4.

Question 69: 1, 5, 14, 30, ?, 91

1. 45
2. 55
3. 60
4. 70
5. None of these

Answer: 2.
Question 70: There is a shortage of tubelights, bulbs and fans in a village - Gurgaon.
It is found that
a) All houses do not have either tubelight or bulb or fan.
b) Exactly 19% of houses do not have just one of these.
c) Atleast 67% of houses do not have tubelights.
d) Atleast 83% of houses do not have bulbs.
e) Atleast 73% of houses do not have fans.

1. 42 %
2. 46 %
3. 50 %
4. 54 %
5. 57 %

Answer: 1.

Question 71: If 9 engines consume 24 metric tonnes of coal, when each is working 8
hours a day; how much coal will be required for 8 engines, each running 13 hours a
day, it being given that 3 engines of the former type consume as much as 4 engines
of latter type.

1. 22 metric tonnes.
2. 27 metric tonnes.
3. 26 metric tonnes.
4. 25 metric tonnes.

Answer: 3.

Question 72: To 15 lts of water containing 20% alcohol, we add 5 lts of pure water.
What is % alcohol.

1. 20%
2. 34%
3. 15%
4. 14%

Answer: 3.

Question 73: In page preview mode:

1. You can see all pages of your document


2. You can only see the page you are currently working
3. Satyam BPO Services
4. You can only see pages that do not contain graphics

Answer: 4.
Question 74: A house wife saved Rs. 2.50 in buying an item on sale .If she spent
Rs.25 for the item ,approximately how much percent she saved in the transaction ?

1. 8%
2. 9%
3. 10%
4. 11%

Answer: 2.

Question 75: I have trouble _____.

1. to remember my password
2. to remembering my password
3. remember my password
4. remembering my password

Answer: 4.

Question 76: Superheroes Liza and Tamar leave the same camp and run in opposite
directions. Liza runs 1 mile per second (mps) and Tamar runs 2 mps. How far apart
are they in miles after 1 hour?

1. 10800 mile
2. 19008 mile
3. 12300 mile
4. 14000 mile

Answer: 1.

Question 77: A = 5, B = 0, C = 2, D = 10, E = 2. What is then AB + EE - (ED)powerB


+ (AC)powerE = ?

1. 113
2. 103
3. 93
4. 111

Answer: 2.

Question 78: A man can row upstream at 8 kmph and downstream at 13 kmph.The
speed of the stream is?

1. 2.5 kmph
2. 4.2 kmph
3. 5 kmph
4. 10.5 kmph

Answer: 1.

Question 79: Find what is the next letter. Please try to find. O,T,T,F,F,S,S,E,N,_
What is that letter?

1. B
2. S
3. Q
4. T
5. O

Answer: 4.

Question 80: There are 3 societies A, B, C. A lent cars to B and C as many as they
had Already. After some time B gave as many tractors to A and C as many as they
have. After sometime c did the same thing. At the end of this transaction each one of
them had 24. Find the cars each originally had.

1. A had 21 cars, B had 39 cars & C had 12 cars


2. A had 39 cars, B had 39 cars & C had 12 cars
3. A had 39 cars, B had 21 cars & C had 19 cars
4. A had 39 cars, B had 21 cars & C had 12 cars

Answer: 4.

Question 81: A papaya tree was planted 2 years ago. It increases at the rate of 20%
every year. If at present, the height of the tree is 540 cm, what was it when the tree
was planted?

1. 432 cm
2. 324 cm
3. 375 cm
4. 400 cm

Answer: 3.

Question 82: A boy has Rs 2. He wins or loses Re 1 at a time If he wins he gets Re 1


and if he loses the game he loses Re 1. He can loose only 5 times. He is out of the
game if he earns Rs 5. Find the number of ways in which this is possible?

1. 14
2. 23
3. 16
4. 12
5. 10

Answer: 3.

Question 83: Five racing drivers, Alan, Bob, Chris, Don, and Eugene, enter into a
contest that consists of 6 races. The results of all six races are listed below: Bob
always finishes ahead of Chris. Alan finishes either first or last. Eugene finishes
either first or last. There are no ties in any race. Every driver finishes each race. In
each race, two points are awarded for a fifth place finish, four points for fourth, six
points for third, eight points for second, and ten points for first. If Frank enters the
third race and finishes behind Chris and Don, which of the following must be true of
that race?

1. Eugene finishes first.


2. Alan finishes sixth.
3. Don finishes second.
4. Frank finishes fifth.
5. Chris finishes third.

Answer: 4.

Question 84: A is twice as good a workman as B and together they finish a piece of
work in 18 days.In how many days will A alone finish the work?

1. 27
2. 26
3. 25
4. 24

Answer: 1.

Question 85: Daal is now being sold at Rs. 20 a kg. During last month its rate was
Rs. 16 per kg. By how much percent should a family reduce its consumption so as to
keep the expenditure fixed?

1. 20 %
2. 40 %
3. 3%
4. 2%

Answer: 1.

Question 86: The sum of 5 successive odd numbers is 1075. What is the largest of
these numbers?
1. 215
2. 223
3. 219
4. 217

Answer: 3.

Question 87: A man sells two buffaloes for Rs. 7,820 each. On one he gains 15% and
on the other, he loses 15%. His total gain or loss in the transaction is

1. 2.5% gain
2. 2.25% loss
3. 2% loss
4. 5% loss
5. None of these

Answer: 2.

Question 88: One ship goes along the stream direction 28 km and in opposite
direction 13 km in 5 hrs for each direction.What is the velocity of stream?

1. 1.5 kmph
2. 2.5 kmph
3. 1.8 kmph
4. 2 kmph

Answer: 1.

Question 89: Which one of the words given below is different from others?

1. Orange
2. Grape
3. Apricot
4. Raspberry
5. Mango

Answer: 3.

Question 90: Complete the series: 5, 20, 24, 6, 2, 8, ?

1. 12
2. 32
3. 34
4. 36

Answer: 1.
Question 91: A can have a piece of work done in 8 days, B can work three times
faster than the A, C can work five times faster than A. How many days will they
take to do the work together

1. 3 days
2. 8/9 days
3. 4 days
4. None of the above

Answer: 2.

Question 92: 7 Pink, 5 Black, 11 Yellow balls are there. Minimum no. atleast to get
one black and yellow ball

1. 17
2. 13
3. 15
4. 19

Answer: 1.

Question 93: (1/10)18 - (1/10)20 = ?

1. 99/1020
2. 99/10
3. 0.9
4. none of these

Answer: 1.

Question 94: Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4
bullets the total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after
division. Find the original number divided?

1. 18
2. 20
3. 54
4. 8

Answer: 1.

Question 95: A sum of Rs. 427 is to be divided among A, B and C in such a way that
3 times A's share, 4 times B's share and 7 times C's share are all equal. The share of
C is
1. Rs.84
2. Rs.76
3. Rs.98
4. RS.34

Answer: 1.

Question 96: There are 20 poles with a constant distance between each pole. A car
takes 24 second to reach the 12th pole.How much will it take to reach the last pole.

1. 41.45 seconds
2. 40.45 seconds
3. 42.45 seconds
4. 41.00 seconds

Answer: 1.

Question 97: An emergency vehicle travels 10 miles at a speed of 50 miles per hour.
How fast must the vehicle travel on the return trip if the round-trip travel time is to
be 20 minutes?

1. 72 miles per hour


2. 75 miles per hour
3. 65 miles per hour
4. 78 miles per hour

Answer: 2.

Question 98: 12% of 580 + ? = 94

1. 24.4
2. 34.4
3. 54.4
4. 65.4

Answer: 1.

Question 99: There is a certain relation between two given words on one side of : :
and one word is given on another side of : : while another word is to be found from
the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the given pair has.
Select the best alternative. Horse : Jockey : : Car : ?

1. Mechanic
2. Chauffeur
3. Steering
4. Brake
Answer: 2.

Question 100: Which of the following numbers should be added to 11158 to make it
exactly divisible by 77?

1. 9
2. 8
3. 7
4. 5

Answer: 3. General Knowledge Questions for Quiz Competitions in India

1. K Malleswari, the lone medal


winner for India in the
millennium Olympics, and the first woman from India to ever win a medal, is
employed at which Central Government Corporation?
2. First there was Bridgestone, and then Mitsubishi; what giant automaker of
Japan was embroiled, recently, in a quality-related (again!) controversy?
3. The Times of India launched its latest edition in which city?
4. Which famous fashion accessories House first started as leather goods shop
in Florence in 1921?
5. Uncle Pai is associated with which once roaringly successful publishers of
children?s literature?
6. Which international airline uses the slogan "Smooth As Silk" in its
advertisements?
7. Which TV programme currently aired in India, is sponsored by a) Colgate b)
Bajaj c) Dettol and d) LG?
8. Who are the makers of the soft contact lens "Accuvue"?
9. Named "Manager of the Century" by the business magazine ?Fortune?, he
was recently in India? Who is he?
10. The "Three Golden Balls" is the traditional symbol of which class of
businessmen, especially in Europe?
11. Which is the largest ?unlisted? company in India in terms of turnover?
12. What watchmaker sells an environment-friendly brand of watches called
"Eco Drive"?
13. The useful thumb rule in Economics, "Bad money drives out the good" goes
by what name?
14. What is film Production Company owned by the Hollywood star Dustin
Hoffman?
15. What famous place in New York gets its name from the original location of a
stockade built by the Dutch in 1653 to keep out the attacking English
colonists and Red Indians?
16. Which famous TV personality owns a film production company called Harpo
Films? Look hard at the name, may be you can decipher the answer.
17. The person next-in-command to the CEO is often referred to as the ?Upper
Roger?. From what Indian (Sanskrit) word does this phrase come?
18. Aero planes of which airline sported Meera Mehta?s "Paithan Sari Motif"
on their tails for sometime?
19. Who or what is a MAMBA?
20. Under what brand name is the compound "sidenafil citrate? sold by the
pharma company, Pfizer?
21. What ?social expression? company (if I may coin a phrase) was started by
the 18 year old Joyce Hall in 1910?
22. Which is the biggest toy retail chain in the world?
23. Here?s a Dot-buster: Which award-winning net-based furniture selling
company, despite being backed by Amazon.com, filed for bankruptcy,
recently?
24. What is the name given to software developed exclusively for use by infants
and toddlers?
25. What major currency is known as ?Greenbacks? in slang?
26. Who is the only Asian to be included in Sunday Times list of "The Wealthiest
200 in Britain since 1066"?
27. R Gopalan who is basking in the limelight for his role as the official emissary
in the Raj Kumar Kidnapping case, is the editor of which Tamil Magazine?
28. What we know as Maruti Zen was launched worldwide by Suzuki in the 90?s
under what name?
29. Zee Movies is contemplating a co-branding exercise in collaboration with
which major Hollywood Film studio?
30. Ashok H Advani is the publisher of which business magazine?
31. Lord Raj Kumar Bagri is the first non-Briton Chairman of what mercantile
organization
32. You?ve heard of BSA motorcycles and surely seen BSA bicycles on Indian
roads. What does BSA stand for?
33. What brand of Firestone tyres is creating an uproar in the USA, for causing
many fatalities on the highway because of a manufacturing defect?
34. He appears in a series of books which made publishing history, and he is the
most famous pupil of the "Hogwart?s Witchcraft School". Who is this
fictional character?
35. To which fashion house did the minister Maneka Gandhi address her
remark, "The skin of the python is no less precious to the snake than fur is to
the fox"?
36. The ?Calatrava Cross? is the emblem of which coveted brand of Swiss
watch?
37. What famous sports goods company did Phil Knight and Bill Boweman
launch in 1964?
38. Which Indian textile brand proudly proclaims "Since 1925"in its
advertisements?
39. Which famous hospital chain of India sells an accident insurance cover called
"Dost??
40. What product is associated with the Colombian mascot "Juan Valdez"?
41. Which newspaper baron started his career by launching the "Adelaide
Herald" when he was just 23 years old?
42. The Hollywood horror flick "Crocodile 2 Death Roll" was recently shot in
which film studio in India?
43. ?The Striding Man? is the logo of which best selling brand of scotch
whiskey?
44. In his recent visit to New Delhi, in which 5 star Hotel did Bill Gates stay?
45. What automobile, still seen on the roads with minor variations, did
Ferdinand Porsche develop under the behest of Adolf Hitler?
46. Mumbai-born Fareed Zackaria has been appointed the editor of which
international newsmagazine?
47. Which textile company of India is head quartered at "Neville House"?
48. What useful and innovative computer accessory did Douglas Engelbert
invent in 1968?
49. At long last the Department of Telecommunications (DoT, for short) has
been transformed in to a corporation. What is its name in its new avatar?
50. What ingredient of chewing gum comes from the South American sapodilla
tree?
51. Which Indian confectioneries brand and Times Warner are involved in a
legal wrangle over the 'Bunny' logo?
52. What is the consulting firm recently acquired by the electronics giant
Hewlett-Packard?
53. What pharma company markets the 'Ayurvedic Concepts' range of health
products?
54. What Hyderabad based company has been contracted by Cantor Index plc to
supply giant- sized, inflatable images of the latest contenders to American
Presidency-Bush and Gore?
55. What internationally famous sports apparel company was started in the
1930's by a champion tennis-player of France?
56. Prime Minister AB Vajpayee under went knee surgery in which Mumbai
hospital?
57. According to 'BBC's Moneytalk' which German brand is ranked No. 1
amongst car audio products?
58. Who was chosen to be the first and only recipient in India of the choicest,
limited edition champagne 'Espirit du Siecle'?
59. Which Hollywood star and brand ambassador of Omega watches was
recently in India to meet the Dalai Lama?
60. What tourist attraction in London, designed by Sir Richard Rogers
especially for the millennium, is in grave financial crisis because of its failure
to attract enough visitors?
61. OM Gruppen of Sweden is in the news for wanting to takeover of all things
which European stock exchange?
62. Carlos Ghosn, living up to his sobriquet of 'Le Cost-Killer', is putting which
ailing Japanese carmaker on the road to recovery?
63. In the mesmerically popular TV Game show ?Kaun Banega Crorepati?, the
prize money is issued on the cheques of which bank?
64. What redoubtable Swiss watchmaker markets a range of metal-cased
watches under a clever and ironic name of "Irony"?
65. In the world of Food and Agriculture what does the acronym GM stand for?
66. The indigenously produced Hepatitis b vaccine called Shanvac B, which is
giving the multinationals a run for their money, is produced by which
company?
67. Sierra Leone is now always in the news for the bloody civil war which is
raging there. Otherwise it was known for its highly lucrative export trade in
which mineral?
68. What 'wireless' technology, which has almost become a buzzword, is named
after an ancient Viking chief?
69. What is the new name of the TV channel TNT, after its recent rechristening?
70. Sumantra Ghoshal has been appointed the founding Dean of which fledgling
Business School?
71. Arun Bajoria's takeover threat was targeted at which company?
72. Which Bank has launched the "India Millennium Deposits" to mobilize
resources of NRI?s?
73. The quality enforcing technique of 'Six Sigma' was first introduced by which
American company?
74. Which airline uses the slogan "Be Good to Yourself" in its ads?
75. What is the expensive delicacy obtained from the fish sturgeon especially
found in the Caspian Sea?
76. What is the name of the new generation fuel cell car recently developed by
GM?
77. Which large chaebol, now in dire straits, was started by five friends in 1979
to manufacture and export garments?
78. Which Dutch brewery is ranked as the biggest producer of beer in Europe?
79. What prized and exclusive cars are manufactured in Malvern Link, North
west of London?
80. In collaboration which Bollywood star is 'Emami' proposing to launch a
range of Ayurvedic personal care products?
81. What is the name of the alliance formed by airlines such as Delta, Air
France, Aero Mexico and Korean Air?
82. Which Budapest-born American CEO's biography is entitled "Swimming
Across"?
83. Who is the 'person of Indian origin' who was hailed by the online magazine
'Valley Talk' as "the most successful Venture Capitalist of all time"?
84. Consequent upon a long drawn out family feud, what is the new name
assumed by Andersen Consulting?
85. Italy's Monte Paschi di Seine, established in 1472, has the distinction of being
the oldest of its kind. What is it?
86. Which advertising legend is supposed to have advised, "If you have nothing
to say, sing it!"
87. Hans Wilsdorf, a German who set up his business in Switzerland, and later
moved to London became the founder of which famous brand of watches?
88. Touted as one of the most useful inventions of this century, it was invented by
George Mestral after he noticed burr sticking to his clothes on his return
from a walk in the woods. What is it?
89. What is the 'highest scoring partnership' in cricket, which became a world
famous brand of cigarettes?
90. Unit Trust's recent intention of terminating what scheme has caused public
outcry and a lot of litigation?
91. Which mobile phone manufacturer is popularizing mobile-telephone
etiquette with its 'mobile manners' campaign?
92. Which Indian TV channel owned the transmission rights for the 50th Miss
World contest held in the Millennium Dome in London?
93. Bajaj auto is setting up a two wheeler assembly line in which South
American country?
94. Merino, one of the finest types of wool, is associated with which country?
95. In the heyday of nationalization, which PSU emerged from the amalgamation
of ESSO and Caltex?
96. What biscuit in McVittie's range was originally developed by Sir Alexander
Grant in the 1890's?
97. In the world of TV transmission technology, what does the much-talked
about acronym DTH stand for?
98. With what product would you associate the well-known designs such as
'American Tank' and 'Tank Francaise'?
99. Which Indian packaging company has taken over a firm called 'Propack' in
China?
100. What is the internationally known brand of ice-cream co- promoted
by an ex-hippie named Ben Cohen?
101. In what make of car did the couple from Calcutta, M.S. Choudhary
and his wife Neena, achieve the record for first circumnavigation of the
world?
102. What international brand of cigarette is named after a ritzy street in
London?
103. Which is the biggest Petroleum Company in the world?
104. Nazomi 503, is the fastest of its kind in the world. What is it?
105. Dhunji Rana was the model for what enduring and macho icon in
Indian advertising?
106. Who is the hotshot executive of Indian origin with PepsiCo, who
appears in the Fortunes list of 50 most powerful women in corporate
America?
107. What is the prized sports drink in the Quaker Oat's portfolio which
makes merger with it so desirable to suitors like Coke, Pepsi or Danone?
108. What is the Danish Electronics Company famed for producing 'haute
couture' stuff in areas like Stereos, Televisions and Telephones?
109. What internationally famous brand of shoes is named whimsically
after a rural American dish made from corn, fed to pet dogs?
110. "Beeps" and "Peeps' were the experimental prototypes of what
legendary hard terrain vehicle?
111. Tidel Park, yet another of those prestigious complexes housing
software firms, is associated with which city?
112. What invention was called the Lover's Telegraph" when first
exhibited in Philadelphia, 1876?
113. What now universally popular food item was called "Food of the
Gods", by Linnaeus the eminent naturalist of the nineteenth century?
114. Which aircraft manufactures the A3XX superjumbo, slated to be the
biggest civilian aircraft?
115. What international brand of shirts, marketed in India too, is
observing 150 years of existence?
116. The Dynatac made in the1970's was the first of its kind. What is this
product which became extremely visible in India only in the mid 90's?
117. What was the epoch-making book written in the 60's by Rachel
Carson, which awakened the world to the dangers of environmental pollution
but incurred the wrath of industrial giants like Dupont?
118. What car being sold in India celebrated its first birthday recently with
a birthday song sung especially for it by Shankar (Breathless) Mahadevan?
119. What hard liquor traditionally made from potatoes, literally means
'Little Water' in the native tongue?
120. What French sports fashion house has begun to sell India inspired
knitwear kurta-pajamas successfully?
121. What large India retail chain proudly describes itself as 'The Family
Store' in its advertisements?
122. Everyone has heard of the catchphrase "Intel Inside". But who
authored a book entitled "Inside Intel"?
123. What brand of 'cold cream', also available in India, derives its name
from a latin word meaning 'snow white'?
124. In Mumbai's underworld slang the word 'kavva' refers to what handy
communication device?
125. With what cigarette brand (now gone up in smoke, I'm afraid), would
you associate the once ubiquitous slogan "For Men of Action-- Satisfaction"?
126. What do you call the style of selling where the bid price goes down
progressively until the deal is closed?
127. With which Management Guru of Indian Origin would you most
associate the phrase "Core Competence"?
128. What is the popular (though not available in India) low calorie soft
drink produced by Coca Cola, having a three letter name?
129. What expensive and legendary brand of cars is supposedly named
after the founder of Dertroit - the car manufacturing capital of the world?
130. Which company started by Jim Clark has its headquarters at
'Mountain View'?
131. What is name of the range of bestselling digital cameras
manufactured by Sony?
132. In UK, what brand of beer is most preferred as an accompaniment to
India food?
133. What potent liquor, also known a 'the Green Fairy', is extracted from
wormwood?
134. What invention, in its early years, was described as 'the horse that
never says nay'?
135. Back to acronyms. What does the first three letters of 'Sun
Microsystems' stand for?
136. A Navigator could mean many things. But a company has launched a
toothbrush called Navigator. Which company are we talking about?
137. Tata Finance has launched a credit card with a tie up with which
credit card company?
138. "Kabhi Dekha Hai Aisa TV? Big Picture! Big Sound! Onida". Which
ad agency created this award winning advertisement?
139. Which company has the advertising punchline, "The Power To
Create"?
140. The movies Mohabbatein, Raju Chacha and Mission Kashmir had
breath-taking special effects. Name the company that created these effects.
141. Which company makes Ujala?
142. If you can't beat them, join them. Which clock company has decided
to shift base to China so that it remains competitive?
143. An Indian businessman has been named among Businessweek's top
entrepreneurs for 2000. Name him.
144. The beautiful Ekta Kapoor, daughter of film star Jeetendra, is a
highly successful producer of television serials. Name her company.
145. We all know what bulls and bears do. What would sheep do in the
stock market?
146. Which media group (you have to name the company, not the
newspaper) has launched India's first electronic newspaper, or e-paper?
147. Nescafe has two coffee brands. One is Nescafe Classic and the other
is?
148. The Human Genome Project has been in the news because
government agencies and private sector companies have been racing to
become the first to decipher the human genome. Name the private sector
company which was in this race?
149. For which electronics brand does Rahul Dravid model?
150. CEAT - This tyre company gives cricket ratings. To which group does
this company belong?

Answers to General Knowledge Questions for India Business Quiz

1. Food Corporation of India


2. Toyota
3. Hyderabad
4. Gucci
5. Amar Chitra Katha
6. Thai
7. Kaun Banega Crorepati
8. Johnson & Johnson
9. Jack Welch
10. Pawnbrokers
11. Maruti Udyog
12. Citizen
13. Greshams Law
14. Punch Productions
15. Wall Street
16. Oprah Winfrey
17. Yuva Raja
18. British Airways
19. Middle Aged Middlebrow Achiever
20. Viagra
21. Hallmark
22. Toys R US
23. Living.Com
24. Lapware
25. US Dollars
26. L. N. Mittal
27. Nakkheeran
28. Alto
29. MGM
30. Business India
31. London Metal Exchange
32. Birmingham Small Arms
33. Wilderness
34. Harry Potter
35. Calvin Klein
36. Patek Phillippe
37. Nike
38. Raymond?s
39. Apollo
40. Coffee
41. Rupert Murdoch
42. Ramoji Film City
43. Johnny Walker
44. Maurya Sheraton
45. Volkswaggen
46. Newsweek
47. Bombay Dyeing
48. The Mouse
49. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
50. Chicle
51. Nutrine
52. Pricewaterhouse Coopers
53. Himalaya Drugs Company
54. Unique Inflatables
55. Lacoste
56. Breach Candy
57. Blaupunkt
58. Prannoy Roy
59. Pierce Brosnan
60. Millennium Dome
61. London Stock Exchange
62. Nissan Motors
63. ICICI Bank
64. Swatch
65. Genitically Modified
66. Shantha Biotechnics
67. Diamonds
68. Bluetooth
69. TCM
70. Indian School Of Business, Hyderabad
71. Bombay Dyeing
72. State Bank Of India
73. Motorola
74. The Emirates
75. Caviar
76. Hydrogen
77. Daewoo
78. Heinneken
79. Morgan
80. Madhuri Dixit
81. Sky Team
82. Andy Grove
83. Vinod Khosla
84. Accenture
85. Bank
86. David Ogilvy
87. Rolex
88. Velcro
89. 555
90. Rajyalakshmi
91. Nokia
92. Zee
93. Brazil
94. Australia
95. Hindustan Petroleum
96. Digestive
97. Direct To Home
98. Watches
99. Essel
100. Ben & Jerry
101. Contessa Classic
102. Pall Mall
103. Shell
104. Train
105. Zodiac Man
106. Indra Nooyi
107. Gatorade
108. Bang & Oluffsan
109. Hush Puppies
110. Jeep
111. Chennai
112. Telephone
113. Chocolate
114. Airbus Industry
115. Arrow
116. Mobile (Cell) Phone
117. The Silent Spring
118. Ford Ikon
119. Vodka
120. Lacoste
121. Pantaloon's
122. Tim Jackson
123. Nivea
124. Cellular Phone
125. Scissors
126. Dutch Auction
127. C. K. Prahlad
128. Tab
129. Cadillac
130. Netscape
131. Mavica
132. Cobra
133. Absinthe
134. Bicycle
135. Stanford University Network
136. Colgate
137. American Express
138. Oglivy and Mather (O&M)
139. Epson
140. Western Outdoor
141. Jyothi Labs
142. Ajanta Quartz
143. Sunil Mittal (Bharti Telecom)
144. Balaji Telefilms
145. Follow The Leader
146. Living Media India Ltd
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Interview Question Asked Interview Question for Electronics and


Communication Engineering
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ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION

Digital electronics

1. Flip flop and their working. What is metastable state in


flip-flops?
2. Construct a d flip-flop from a t flip-flop.Differentiate b/w
flip-flop and latches
3. What is totem pole?
4. Draw the state graphs for a given problem like sequence
generator, flip flop etc
5. Implement Boolean expressions using MUX (2 to 4,3 to
8,etc)
6. Design a decade counter
7. Explain internal organization of memory chips
8. What is a bit? What is CMOS? Draw the circuit of an adder
using NAND gate
9. What is a Karnaugh map?
10. What are the four methods to reduce a Boolean?
11. What is the difference b/w half adder and full adder?
12. What are the advantages of CMOS and TTL?What
technology is used in CMOS logic?What are VLSI and ULSI? What
is the number of components in both?
13. Explain synchronous and asynchronous counter
14. Minimize the function using Quine
McClusky:f=xy+x’y+yz+x’y’z’
15. What is prime implicant? Which is the universal flip-flop?
16. What is SRAM and DRAM? Compare the two, relative cost of
the two.
17. What will happen in the case of a power failure for the
above?
18. What is tristate or high impedance state?
19. What are the difference between open collector output and
totem pole out put?
20. Find the highest clocking frequency of a digital circuit give
the rise time ,fall time and propagation delay?

Electronic Devices & circuits

1. Obtain a square wave from sine wave from Zener diodes.


2. What is the difference between oscillator and
multivibrator?
3. What is emitter follower? What is an opamp?
4. What is the ideal gain of an opamp?
5. How is amplification possible in a transistor?
6. Classify power amplifiers
7. How does a diode look(internally)? Explain the working
using internal diagram
8. Explain processes taking place in the depletion junction of
a forward biased diode
9. What is a buffer? What is the gain of a buffer?
10. What is an oscillator?
11. How do you forward bias a transistor?
12. What are the practical applications of a transistor?
13. What is reverse recovery time and how does it affect a
diode?
14. Draw and explain the working of a monostable vibrator
using op amp
15. State Thevenin’s theorem and Norton’s theorem. What are
their applications?
16. What is the virtual ground in an op amp?
17. Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductor

Power Electronics

1. What is a thyristor and differentiate between thyristor and


a diode
2. Switching action of an SCR and triggering. Draw the
diagram of thyristor
3. Draw an internal block diagram of a normal voltage
stabilizer
4. What is a reference variable?

Control Systems

1. Define control systems. Why are they so important?


2. What are the different types of control systems?
3. Explain open loop with block diagram examples
4. What are the advantages and drawbacks of closed loop?
5. How can you design a stable system? Explain different
stability criteria
6. Explain Ruth-Hurwitz rule in one sentence. What are poles
and their significance?
7. Is there any control system in this room(interview hall)?
8. Draw the block diagram of a control system and write its
transfer function
9. What is ROC? Explain transformation between s and z
planes
10. Differentiate between open and closed loop control
systems
11. What is meant by adaptive control system?
12. Find the transfer function of a given RLC circuit

Communication
1. What is packet switching and circuit switching? What is the
protocol used in telephone network?
2. What is modulation? Why is needed? What are the various
types?Compare AM,FM, PM.Which waves will travel a longer
distance- FM or AM and why?
3. What is the mode of transmission of television signals?
4. Compare the bandwidth requirements of AM and FM
5. What do you know about antennae?
6. Why is linking up frequency greater than the down linking
frequency?

Modern trends and general questions

1. What is a modem? Draw its internal diagram


2. What is VoIP?
3. What is the most important advantage of Bluetooth?
4. What is wave studio? What is Bit rate?
5. What is the difference between mp3 and WAV formats?
6. What is sampling? What is a database? What is VHDL?
What is a complier?
7. What is FSF? Cite any current relevance
8. Volume control in TV is logarithmic. Why?
9. What is the mathematics used in DSP and from which
domain to which domain is it converted?
10. Differentiate between macros and functions in C .Explain
the booting process of a computer.What is round robin technique
of interrupt arbitration

General Tips To Overcome An Interview


Exclusively for Campus/Off-campus

So what if you are not a mountaineer. Or a keen hiker. You still cannot treat your
interview like a careless morning trot along a jogger's path. Your jaw-jaw at the
interview table is nothing less than a cautious climb up a mountain trail--which
begins around your early childhood and meanders through the years at the
academia before reaching a new summit in your career. And as you retrace your
steps down memory lane make sure that you post flags at important landmarks of
your life and career, so that you can pop them before the interview panel scoops
them out of you. You don't want to be at the receiving end, do you?

Face the panel, but don't fall of the chair in a headlong rush-and-skid attempt to tell
your story. Take one step at a time. Here are a few preparation tips from the Team
of Freshersworld.com that books on interviews sometimes overlook. Remember, as
a fresher you do not have anything to loose but to gain.
TYPICAL QUESTIONS THAT AN INTERVIEWER WOULD ASK

1.Tell me about yourself


The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short statement
prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to
work/Study-related items unless instructed otherwise. Talk about things you have
done well at your college and how you wanted to perform in the first job.

2. Why Should We Employ You?


For this question, your answer should list out strengths that you feel are relevant to
the job. Given below are some answers which could help you with your answers.
However, structure them to suit your requirements.

I have good co-ordination skills


Good analytical skills
I can persuade people to see my point of view, and get the work done
My greatest asset is my ability to motivate people
Even during emergencies, I do not loose my cool
I have good entrepreneurial skills
I have consistently met my deadlines and targets
Can say “no” to people when required to do so!
I am very co-operative with my sub-ordinates, and would like to see them grow
I am a good team player
I am very flexible, and have the ability to work hard under difficult work conditions
I have the experience and knowledge relevant to this job (Here, give appropriate
details and examples)

3. Do You Have Offers From Other Companies ?


This is of course a difficult question to answer. Obviously, you must have applied to
other companies if you are looking for a job or would have some offers from other
companies already. Therefore, do not lie that you have not. However, you are on
thin ice here! The interviewer could be checking your honesty. On the other hand,
he/she may also be trying to find out how focused you are - are you applying
randomly, or is there a well-planned strategy?
Whatever your answer, it should match your career goals.

4. What Salary Are You Expecting?


Try not to get into salary details early in the interview. If pressed, you could say that
it all depends on the job, and would like to talk about it after a job offer. Say this in
a convincing tone. In case you are asked this question in your latter interviews, give
a direct answer. Do not sound apologetic while quoting the figure you have in mind.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS :

1. How much do you expect?


If you have done your homework, you would know how much other people in
similar jobs are paid. Quote the range upfront.

2. How much do you think you are worth?


Work out how much you should be paid, given the market value of the job and your
skills. If you can bring some extra skills to the table, do not hesitate to ask for more
than the market value.

3. What kind of a culture are you comfortable with?


It is better to be frank about your preferences. Your interviewer will get a clear idea
about your expectations.

4. Which is more important to you-salary, perks or growth opportunities?


This one will reveal the real you. So be sure what you are going to say. Above all, be
true to yourself. If you think this is a negotiation move, then say clearly that you will
never sell yourself short.

5. What do you know about our company?


Do not give your opinions about the company. Stick to reported facts that you have
gathered from newspapers and so on. Talk about the product portfolio, size, income,
and market perceptions of the company. Also it is better to refer details about each
company before going for the interview from Freshersworld.com or
PlacementWeek.com

6. Why should we choose you over someone else?


Talk clearly about problems that you have solved in your College/Project Team and
highlight the quality required.

6. Your qualifications are excellent, but you may be overqualified for the position
we have to offer?
Point out that more experience can never be a drawback. If you are multi-skilled,
then highlight the fact that a company on the fast-track needs multi-skilled people.
It needs people within different departments to work together. Also emphasise that
the company's future growth will be an exponential function of your experience.

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK :

Interviewers usually round off by giving you an opportunity to ask questions. Treat
it like a welcome opportunity.
You could ask questions like.
a) Tell me about your company.
b) Now that I have outlined my career goals, do you think you can offer me the
opportunities I need?
c) What kind of training and learning can I expect in your company?
d) Describe the work culture and the management style of your company?
e) What is the long-term vision of your company?
As a fresher, current position and status can impact the way you are interviewed.
Fresh Out of College

The basis on which you will be judged is your academic background, family
background, and interests.
If looking for your first job, ensure that your previous experience, even if it is part-
time, is noticed.
Mention projects or responsibilities you may have undertaken. This will indicate
your area of aptitude.
You should be willing to put in regular hours, in line with the company's policies.
The interviewer needs to know whether you can be punctual and put in full-time
work.
In case you have applied for the post of management trainee, you should display an
ability to adapt, and indicate all-round interests. Moreover, you should have good
interpersonal skills.
You should be enthusiastic to learn, and show commitment towards the
organization, as the company will be spending a lot on your training.

Bring with you :


a) Copies of your resumes
b) References and letters of recommendations.

First Impressions :
There is a common saying that minds are made up within the first 5 minutes of an
interview. So keep in mind these important first impression indicators. Walk in the
door as if you already work there, carry yourself as though you feel perfectly
comfortable with the situation. Arrive on time or a little early. In the waiting area,
politely tell the receptionist who you are meeting and in a friendly way, ask where
you should sit. Take slow, deep breaths to help you remain calm and focused. When
introduced to the interviewer, have a firm, but not painful, handshake. Smile. Have
good posture when sitting or standing. Introduce yourself in a relaxed, confident
manner. Have a well-groomed, professional appearance. Project a feeling of
confidence. Bring extra copies of your resume, some thing to write on and
something to write with.

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