Virtusa Paper May 2006

I attended the virtusa test on may 17 2006,in St Francis college,Hyderabad. The test was for two and a half hours. It contained 5 sections.

It was organized by Metric Trac. Be prepared for the long test. It might be exhausting.


The first part was vocabulary. It contained sentence completion with prepositions and that kind of stuff, then  the reading comprehensions. Basic English knowledge is enough.

But better to prepare for most frequent words in barrons. To be frankly told I didn’t prepare but u will have better idea if u prepare. It has 45 questions for 30 minutes.


Then the Quantitative part. It was basic maths containing logical questions. Prepare R.S Agarwal. It has 30 questions for 30 minutes.


Then comes the critical reasoning section. It was ok. No need to prepare much for this.I didn’t know that these many sections were there till I attended the test.


Then the technical test.It contains all the CSE subjects like  C , C++, Java, Data Structures, Operating Systems, RDBMS. All the sections are multiple choice. The C programs were very tough, related to pointers. It has 45 Questions for 30 minutes. Time management is critical here


Finally the learning ability test. Where 2 pages are  given. First all the stuff has to be read for 20 minutes. After u read that, then they will take back the paper and give u a question paper containing 10 questions .Answer those questions by remembering what u have read. It was for 10 minutes. It was regarding Pentium 4 and its pipelining. It was easy when compared to other questions.


After 4 Days they informed me by mail that I was selected. Out of 1200 members they selected 120 members. After that there was a GD. The topic was “Should women have dress code in colleges and offices”. I was the only one in the group who opposed the topic in a batch of 10. So I  have to talk a lot regarding the matter. I told we have dress codes in schools so as not to distinguish between the rich and poor but after entering the college level they will be more mature and staying in a democratic country where everyone has the right to speak and express their feelings, imposing constraints on women is not at all fare. The discussion continued in this way. It was for 10 minutes


Then there was technical interview.

They asked me to list out all the topics in C. Then they asked me some outputs for programs. Then they asked me to write some programs related to files.They asked me Object Oriented concepts .Then they asked me about my project. Then they gave me a situation and asked me to tell about it. It was ok. It was for 1 hour.


Everything was fine till now. But the problem started with the HR round. I never experienced a HR interview of that type. First when I entered the hall, he started off. He told that there is no resemblence of me with my photo. He started shooting off. Finally I told him that I used this photo for so many purposes and nobody told me that way. Then he asked me whether this photo will be send for ur marriage proposal. I was shocked. What is he asking me. He is a Hr interviewer , he should have a limit. I told him its my parents wish. I finally satisfied him by saying sorry in order not to be argumentative.

Finally he started to scold me saying that I was not time bound , I was not interested in the company, Iam argumentative. He asked which is more important company name, work or money. I answered by saying work. He the shouted don’t tell it because iam in front of you. I told for starters 2 years of the career is very important so I give more importance to work. It was 8 Pm. I was still asking him questions about the company. He standed and asked me whether he can leave. If he is so worried about leaving home fast why cant he assign this duty to others. After so much of discussion I finally lost my temper when I asked him what are the qualities do u look in a employee. He told I don’t matter whatever ur percentage is . I give importance to only HR round. A person having nice technical skills cant be given mental abilities. A person having mental abilities can be given technical capabilities .In this way he shooted off. I thought only one thing when technical capabilities are not at all important why are the companies running behind them. I don’t mean mental abilities are important but mental abilities cant be tested by asking stupid questions like whether the photo will be send for marriage .I lost my temper. There is a limit to everyting. After all he is also employee there. He is not the manager there. Who is he talk abt my personal things. I finally talked to him rashly. I cried after coming from the interview. He was so rude to me. I never expected after crossing so many hurdles I will be facing one like this. All the rest of the students who went for other Hr persons had a cool and enjoyful HR. I thought why this is happening to me. Why iam being tested in this way. It was one of the painful experiences. Some told me that it was a stress interview but a stress interview must not be so painful.


I was in tension for 2 weeks. By Gods grace I got into the company. But people should know one thing . The HR people now are freshers at some point in their life. They should think one thing. If same type of questions are asked how would they feel. Thet photo was accepted by passport people before 6 months. So whats wrong with him. So girls and guys beware of such people. When u have Gods grace no one can harm u. Finally when I got selected I appreciated the company by not coming into conclusion about  a persons capability based only on HR round.

Comments (1)

Said this on 6-3-2008 At 11:12 am
mmmm v hav got an idea abt stress inter.....
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