IBM Test paper late 2006 for job employment

IBM Test paper late 2006

Section 1(Verbal Ability):

Consisted of 10 questions.

5 questions were fill in the blanks. They were quite easy n were mainly based on prepositions

n use of articles

I got _______ in traffic & so got late (stuck / stuck up)

Mr. Banerjee was questioned __________ (for / with / to) his connection regarding the murder


__ Apple, ____ Bananna,___Egg

what is the meaning of therapeutically ?

& more

There was a passage, a technical one (explaining Bank ATM's working), followed by 5 questions

which were easy.

Section 2(Apti):

Consisted of 25 questions.

Some questions were on Venn Diagrams (easy ones)

In a party 10 ate fruits, 15 ate cereals & 8 both. What is the number of people who ate at least one?

In a college students can play cricket or basketball. 500 play cricket. 220 played both & 600 played

basketball. What is the total strength of college?

In a school 10 can play cricket but only 5 can play both cricket & foot ball 8 can play only football .

what is the number of students.

Some were on data sufficiency. They were also quite easy ones.

Question on cube: there is 3 cube of each placed side by side. Each cube is subdivided into 64 parts

each. 16 cubes from the top layer of 2nd cube was taken out & 32 cubes from the top 2 layers of

3rd cube. Then the whole object was painted.


1)what is the no. of cubes painted in 1 side alone?

2)what is the no.of cubes painted on 3 sides?

3)what is the no. of cubes painted on all 4 sides?


Some questions were on the following pattern:

In a binary system 1 is written as $ & 0 is written as *. In this system as 1 moves to the left the

value of the number doubles itself. (Clearly this was the problem of binary conversions.

You just needed to put $ n *s in place of 1s n 0s after doing proper conversions).

Questions were how would nos like 65,252 would be written in the given system.(Just convert

them to binary) & what is the LCM of 6,4,8?

Section 3(Attention to detail):

10 questions

Very easy section.

Questions were as to which of the following sets of alphabets, numbers, roman numerals were similar.

They were quite easy to pick out the correct ans


I & II r same

I & II r same

All r same

None r same.

Same model for numbers & alphabets.

Other set of questions were: If + is replaced by *, - is replaced by /, * is replaced by +, / is replaced by

* then calculate 2/65*3+65-23 & so on. (Just hold on patiently & calculate to check which of the

given options is correct)

A set of questions were based as:

There were conditions given as to how a marketing executive would be selected & in the following

questions individuals with their qualifications were given. Based on the previous conditions given u

have to decide whether each one can qualify or not. (Easy set again)

Refer Verbal Reasoning of RS Agarwal

Section 4(Technical Interview):

10 ques

Sum questions on C,database, unix etc

O/p of printf("%d",printf("sum"));

Question on cardinality relationship in a ER diagram(Given)

Question on relationship in Hierarchical database

files can be accessed by_________ (library funs, sys calls, both, none)

Unix is _______(Mutiuser & Multitasking)

Files in Bourne shell can be checked by( test -f, if(file), switch(file)

what is the time complexity of quick sort.

Interview (HR "human resource" & Technical interview ):

Gudluck for ur employment and optimization of ur Career

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