Set 2

Student Details
Name: Kunal Joshi
College: Delhi University, Delhi
Branch: Computer Science
Type of Interview: ON-Campus Interview

Student Interview
CGI or Canadian Global Information Technology Consulting is an international IT Service and consultation firm. It conducted a campus drive interview at our university in the former year. Being a fresher, this was my first interview for which I wanted to be fully prepared. My seniors were a great help in the process, as they suggested the PrepInsta Practice Sample Papers for the test round.

  • Eligibility Criteria
    The qualifications must be:
    BE/B.Tech (All Streams)
    MCA/MSc (Computer Science)
    Minimum 65% in BE/B.Tech
    Minimum 60% in 10th and 12th

  • Number of Rounds

    Written Round
    1.Group Discussion
    2.Round
    HR Interview (Face-to-face interview)

Written Round
The detailed criteria of the rounds are mentioned below:

Written test roundQuestionsTime GivenTopic Included
Quants16 Questions16 minsPipes and Cisterns,
Averages,
Profit and Loss,
Time, Speed and Distance,
Permutation and Combinations, Ratio & Proportion,
Algebra


Logical Reasoning18 Questions18 minsOdd Man Out,
Data adequacy,
Objective analysis,
Analogy and Classification recognition,
Seating preparations
Verbal Reasoning22 Questions25 minsComprehension, ordering
Sentence, Development & Construction,
Proposition & Conjunctions,
Inferential and Literal understanding
Contextual Language
Articles & Tenses
Computer Programming25 Questions25 minsSearching and Sorting,
Stacks, Queues,
Data Kind,
Complexity Speculation, Heap
Coding2 Questions45 minsCode Optimization and Pattern Making

All the above questions were of medium difficulty range with no negative marking. The overall cut-off fixed by AMCAT was 70 percentile. I cleared the cut-off and therefore, was eligible for the subsequent rounds.

Group Discussion
This round was eligible for all those students who managed to pass the round 1. For the group discussion, all the participants were divided into groups, and each group is given a topic. The topics were related to everyday activities and events prevalent around society. My group was asked to discuss about “The influence of IT on the economy as a whole”

The interviewer was judging us on our level of confidence, convincing ability, and communication skills.

HR Interview or Face to Face Interview Round
This round was not at all challenging and initially the HR asked me questions regarding my interests and key attributes I possess. Further, I was asked to rate myself in terms of teamwork, communication and interaction skills, as well as my understanding or knowledge about CGI company. Followed by the same, I was asked a few questions about computer programming including C and C++, along with details of Linux. An offer was given to me in a week concerning the training period, and a joining letter was sent after a month.