Infosys Placement Paper 2010 with Answers & Solutions

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January 2011 Infosys Placement Paper:-

1)  If a die has 1,6 and 3,4 and 2,5 opposite each other how many such dies can be made.

2) There are three boxes , In one box Two white balls , In two box 2 black balls In three box 1 white &1 black
The lables on the boxes are not correct.Then you have to open one box and to find the colour of the balls in all boxes.

Solution: Open the box labled black& white If white balls are there then the box labled with white balls
contain black balls and labled with black balls contain one black and one white ball and viceversa
if two black ballsare there.

3) there are containing 5 , 7 , 14 , 16 , 18 , 29 balls of either red or blue in colour. Some boxes contain only red balls and others contain only blue . One sales man sold one box out of them and then he says " I have the same number of red balls left out as that of blue ".

Which box is the one he solds out ?

Ans : total no of balls = 89 and (89-29 /2 = 60/2 = 30

and also 14 + 16 = 5 + 7 + 18 = 30

4) A chain is broken into three pieces of equal lenths containing 3 links each. It is taken to a backsmith to join into a single continuous one . How many links are to to be opened to make it ? Ans : 2.

5) when the actual time pass 1hr wall clock is 10 min behind it when 1 hr is shown by wall clock, table clock shows 10 min ahead of it when table clock shows 1 hr the alarm clock goes 5min behind it, when alarm clock goes 1 hr wrist watch is 5 min ahead of it assuming that all clocks are correct with actual time at 12 noon what will be time shown by wrist watch after 6 hr


(n X 60 )50/60 X 70/60 X 55/60 X 65/60

6) complete the following
a. $ * * $ @ * ? ?
# @ @ # # $ ? ? some what simillar like this...but not clear.
b. 1 , 3 , 7 , 13 , 21 , __ , 43 Ans : 31
c. 1, 3, 9, __ , 16900

7) A girl took part in a (some) game with many others in a circular closed circuit. After pedaling for several minutes, he found that 1/3th of the cyclists ahead of her and 3/4th of the cyclists behind him together formed the total no. of participants. How many were participating in the race?

8) OF all pets i have, except 2 all are rabbits
OF all pets i have, except 2 all are fish
OF all pets i have, except 2 all are cats
How many rabbits, fish and cats are there?

9) given
carpenter + painter = 1100
painter + electrician = 3200
electrician + plumber = 5100
plumber + mason = 2200
mason + labour = 3000
labour + painter = 1100
find every person's cash? (i dont know the exact amount mentioned above.)

7) out of 30 questions, the three persons A,B & C answered 45 correct answers, B answered 55% of A, B and C together answered 25 % more of what A answered.
Find how many answers each answered?

8) Jim,Bud and sam were rounded up by the police yesterday. because one of them was suspected of having robbed the local bank. The three suspects made the following statements under intensive questioning.
Jim: I'm innocent
Bud: I'm innocent
Sam: Bud is the guilty one.
If only one of the statements turned out to be true, who robbed the bank?

9) There are two containers on a table. A and B . A is half full of wine, while B, which is twice A's size, is onequarter full of wine . Both containers are filled with water and the contents are poured into a third container C. What portion of container C's mixture is wine ?

10)  A wall clock loses 10 minutes every 1 hour. In 1 hour by the wall clock , a table clock gets 10 minutes ahead of it. In 1 hour by the table clock an alarm clock falls 5 minutes behind it. In 1 hour of the alarm clock, a wristwatch gets 5 minutes ahead it. At noon, all 4 timepieces were set correctly. To the nearest minutes, what time will the wrist show when the correct time is 6 p.m. on the same day ?

11)  "You see," said Mrs.Murphy,"Paddy is now one and one-third times as old as he was when he took to drink, and little Jimmy, who was forty months old when paddy took to drink is now two years more than half as old as I was when Paddy took to drink , so when little Jimmy is as old as Paddy was when he took to drink.our three ages combined will amount to just one hundred years" How old is little Jimmy?

12) Both the Allens and the Smiths have two young sons under eleven. The name of the boys whose ages rounded off to the nearest year are all different are Arthur, Bert, Carl and David . Taking the ages of the boys only to the nearest year , the following staements are true

* Arthur is three years younger than his brother
* Bert is the oldest
* Carl is half as old as one of the allen boys
* David is five years older than the younger smith boy
* the total ages of the boys in each family differ by the same amount
today as they did five years ago

How old is each boy and what is each boys family name.

13)  In a certain organization there are either men eligible to serve on a eligible to serve on a newly established commitee of four. The selection of the members is not an easy matter , however for there are jealousies and attachements among the candidates which prevents a free choice of four committeemen, if you were the president of the organization could you select a committee of four satisfying all these whims?

* Ames will serve with anybody
* Brown won't serve unless Clayton serves
* Clayton wont serve with Evans
* Davis wont serve without hughes
* evans will serve with anybody
* French wont serve with Davis unless Grant serves too, and wont serve with Clayton unless Davis also serves
* Grant wont serve with both Brown and Clayton and wont serve with either Ames or Evens
* Hughes wont serve unless either Brown or French serves and wont serve with Clayton unless Grant serves too and wont serve with both Ames and Evans

14)  An artist has exactly seven paintings --- ,T,U,V,W,X,Y, and Z -- from which she must choose exactly five to be in an exhibit. Any combination is acceptable provided it meets the following conditions:

* If T is chosen , X cannot be chosen
* If U is chosen , Y must also be chosen
* If V is chosen , X must also be chosen

15)  Which one of hte following is an aceptable combination of paintings for inclusion in the exhibit?

A. T,U,V,X,Y
B. T,U,V,Y,Z
C. T,W,X,Y,Z
D. U,V,W,Y,Z
E. U,V,W,Z,Y

16) If painting T is chosen to be among the paintings included int he exhibit which one of the following cannot be chosen to be among the paintings included in the exhibit?

A. U
B. V
C. W
D. Y
E. Z

77) Which one of the following substitutions can the artist always make without violating restrictions affecting the combination of paintings given that the painting mentioned first was not, and the painting mentioned first was not, and the painting mentioned second was, originally going to be chosen ?

A. T replaces V
B. U replaces Y
C. V replaces X
D. W replaces Y
E. Z replaces W

18)  If the artist chooses painting V to be included among the paintings in the exhibit, which one of the following must be true of that combination of paintings?

A. T is not chosen
B. Y is not chosen
C. U is chosen
D. W is chosen
E. Z is chosen

19) Yesterday my mother asked me to buy some stamps. Stamps are available in 2 paise,7paise,10paise,15paise and 20paise denominations. For three types of stamps I was asked to buy five of each. For the other two types of stamps. I was asked to buy six of each. Unfortunately I forgot which I was supposed to buy five of and which to buy six of Luckly my mother had given me the exact money required to buy the stamps , Rs. 3.00 and the shopkeeper was able to give me the correct stamps. Which stamps did I buy?

20) Farmer Jones sold a pair of cows for Rs. 210 , On one he made a profit of ten percent and on the other he lost ten percent. Altogether he made a profit of five percent. How many did each cow originally cost him?

21) Meera was playing with her brother using 55 blocks.She gets bored playing and starts arranging the blocks such that the no. of blocks in each row is one less than that in the lower row. Find how many were there in the bottom most row?

22) Rahul took part in a cycling game with many others in a circular closed circuit. After pedaling for several minutes, he found that 1/5th of the cyclists ahead of him and 5/6th of the cyclists behind him together formed the total no. of participants. How many were participating in the race?

23) Tom wants to catch a hare. He is standing 250 yards south from the hare. The hare starts moving due east.Tom, instead of moving in the northeast direction,moves in such a way that at every instant, he is goingtowards the hare. If speed of tom is one and one-third times that of the hare, find the distance each traveled before he caught the hare.

24) Two people are playing with a pair of dies. Instead of numbers, the dies have different colors on their sides. The first person wins if the same color appears on both the dies and the second person wins if the colors are different. The odds of their winning are equal. If the first dice has 5 red sides and 1 blue side, find the color(s) on the second one.

25) A company's director said during the board meeting: " The company's income from roads will be sufficient to pay 6% of the entire stock issue, but since we are paying 7.5% interest on the preferred stock of Rs.4, 000,000 we are able to pay only 5% of the common stock". Find the value of the common stock.

26)  Mr. ANYMAN left ANYTOWN by car to attend a wedding at ANYCITY. He had been driving for exactly two hours when the car got punctured. It took his driver exactly ten minutes to change the wheel. In order to play safe they covered the remaining distance at a speed of 30 mph. consequently, Mr. ANYMAN was at wedding half an- hour behind schedule. Had the car got the puncture only 30 miles later , I would have been only FIFTEEN minutes late he told the driver . How Far is ANYCITY from ANYTOWN.

Ans: 120 miles

27)  Alpha, Beta , gamma, delta and epsilon are friends and have birthdays on consecutive days though may not be in order. Gamma is as many days old to Alpha as Beta is younger to Epsilon. Delta is two days older then Epsilon. Gamma’s Birthday is on Wednesday. Tell whose birthday is when.

Alpha: Friday
Beta : Saturday
Gamma: Wednesday
Delta: Tuesday
Epsilon: Thursday

28) The quarter of the time from midnight to present time added to the half of the time from the present to midnight gives the present time. What is the present time?

Ans: 9hrs past 36 minutes AM

29) A man is going to a wedding party. He travels for 2hrs when he gets a puncture. Changing tyres takes 10mins. The rest of the journey he travels at 30 miles/hr. He reaches 30mins behind schedule. He thinks to himself that if the puncture had occurred 30miles later, he would have been only 15mins late. Find the total distance traveled by the man

30) After world war II three departments did as follows First department gave some tanks to 2nd &3rd departments equal to
the number they are having. Then 2nd department gave some tanks to 1st & 3rd departments equal to
the number they are having. Then 3rd department gave some tanks to 2nd &1st departments equal to
the number they are having. Then each department has 24 tanks. Find the initial number of tanks of each department?

Ans ; A-39 B-21 C-12

31) A girl 'A' told to her friend about the size and color of a snake she has seen in the beach. It is one of the colors brown/black/green and one of the sizes 35/45/55.

If it were not green or if it were not of length 35 it is 55.
If it were not black or if it were not of length 45 it is 55.
If it were not black or if it were not of length 35 it is 55.

a) What is the color of the snake?
b) What is the length of the snake?

Ans: a) brown b) 55

32) A man was on his way to a marriage in a car with a constant speed. After 2 hours one of the tier is punctured and it took 10 minutes to replace it. After that they traveled with a speed of 30 miles/hr and reached the marriage 30 minutes late to the scheduled time. The driver told that they would be late by 15 minutes only if the 10 minutes was not waste. Find the distance between the two towns?

33) Three clocks where set to true time. First run with the exact time. Second slows one minute/day. Third gains one minute/day. After how many days they will show true time.

34) There were some containers of quantity 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 15, 22, 24, 38 liters. Each was filled with some liquid except one. The liquids are milk, water and oil. Quantity of each was like this. Water = 2* milk oil = 2* water. Find out which container was empty and containers filled with milk and oil.

35) Two travelers, one with 64 barrels of wine, other with 20 barrels of wine. They don't have enough money to pay duty for the same. First traveler pays 40 francs and gives his 5 barrels, Second traveler gives his 2 barrels but gets 40 francs in exchange. What's value of each barrel, and duty for each barrel?

Ans: Value of each barrel-120 francs, Duty on each-10 francs

36)  What is Ann's relation with her husband's mother's only daughter-in-law's sister's husband?

Ans: Brother-in-law

37) Some guy holding a glass of wine in his hand looking around in the room says, "This is same as it was four years ago, how old are your two kids now?" Other guy says "Three now, Pam had one more in the meanwhile." Pam says, "If you multiply their ages, answer is 96 and if you add the ages of first two kids, addition is same as our house number." The first guy says, "You are very smart but that doesn't tell me their ages." Pam says, "It's very simple, just think." What are the ages of three kids?

Ans: 8, 6, 2

38)  A motor cyclist participant of a race says "We drove with the speed of 10 miles an hour one way, but while returning because of less traffic we drove on the same route with 15 miles per hour." What was their average speed in the whole journey?

Ans: 12 miles per hour

39) Given following sequence, find the next term in the series:

(i) 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 12, 20, 16, ____ Ans: 12

(ii) 3, 6, 13, 26, 33, 66, ___ Ans: 53

40) Three customers want haircut and a shave. In a saloon, two barbers operate at same speed. They take quarter of an hour for the haircut and 5 mins for the shave. How quickly can they finish the haircut and shave of these three customers?

Ans: 30 minutes

41) A shopkeeper likes to arrange and rearrange his collection of stamps. He arranges them sometimes in pair, sometimes in bundle of three, sometimes in bundle of fours, occasionally in bundle of fives and sixes. Every time he's left with one stamp in hand after arrangement in bundles. But if he arranges in the bundle of seven, he's not left with any stamp. How many stamps does a shopkeeper have?

Ans: 301

42) Three different types of objects in a bucket. How many times does one need to select object from the bucket to get atleast 3 objects of the same type?

Ans: 7

43) A stamp collector has the habit to arrange or rearrange the stamps accordingly. while doing this he some times keeps the stamps in pairs, or in group of 3 or in 4 or in or in 6 and realises that in any case he is left with 1 stamp and when he arranges them in groups of 7 no stamps remain. what is the number of stamps he has?

44)  amy while walkin down the street with her daughter, meets her husband's mother's only duaghter in law's sister's husband. how is the related to her? 

45)  there are 3 custoners who wants to take a hair cut and shave. there are 2 barbers who takes one quarter of an hour for a hair cut, and 5 minutes for a shave. both the barbers want to finish off and go quickly to their homes. in what time can do it.

46) we travelled to a place at the rate of 10 miles per hour and offcourse returned the same way, but owing to less traffic at the rate of 15 miles per hour.what was our relative speed.

47)  there are 3 types of apples in a box. what is the number of apples we should take so that we end up with 3 apples of one kind.

48) a).3,6,13,26,33,66,_ b).0, 1,2,13 ,6,33 ,12, 63,20, 103,_

49) Each alphabet A,B.. Z is a constant.A=1,B=2,C=3^2,D=4^9 n so on.Each letter is assigned a value -the position of that letter raised to the value of preceding alphabet.(C = 3 ^B,D= 4 ^ C n so on) Compute the numerical value of (X-A)(X-B)(X-C)....(X-Y)(X-Z).

50) Mr. T has a wrong weighing pan.One arm is lengthier than other.1 kilogram on left balances 8 melons on right.1 kilogram on right balances 2 melons on left.If all melons are equal in weight,what is the weight of a single melon?



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About Infosys:-

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September 30, 2010.

Working at Infosys - Why Should i Join Infosys?

  • It's one of the fastest growing companies in the world. The opportunities for you are endless.
  • It's the next generation IT services and consulting company
  • You get onto a global track
  • It is the pioneer, and the best practitioner, of the GDM: this is redefining the way business is done.
  •  It lets you enjoy entrepreneurial freedom

I attended infosys recuritment drive (through jkc) on 24th March, 2011. So the pattern of Infosys which mentioned in previous papers as same. First of all before starting written exam we have pre-presentation activity that may takes nearly one hour(explained company details by HR). After that written exam wouid be started.
Patteren like this
1: logicol reasoing(30ques-40min)
2: verbal ability(40ques-35min)
First of all reasoing paper given that consists structure like this
1-5 (three figures given those are some arrangements and fourth given as questoin mark and Select a suitable figure from the Answer Figures that would replace the question mark (?).this type of questions are in indiabix the exact part is non-verbal reasoing analogy part)
6-10(simple puzzle)
11-15(data interpertation more calculations require)
16-20(data suffiency )
21-25(did not say complex but some wat tough puzzle)
so after 5min gap verbal paper was given that consists like this
1-8(spotting errors)
9-16(choosing apprapriate sentence from the given options)
17-23(sentence filler ,sentence completion,synonyms,antonyms e.t.c will be given)
24-30(about theme detection)
31-35(small passage)
35-40(lenghthy and tough so u go question to answer)
totaly after 75mins answer sheet collected and result announced afetr three hrs sectional cuttoff may be reasoing 60% and verbal 50% based on requirement of those.
one thing would remind that if u need compulsary placement in infosys u can do the written paper espacially verbal its look like simple and also answers are nearly same but picking of best one is main thing so do those with another people or with team.
All the best guys!

1) A, B, C, D, E related. 4 of them made these statements each. i) C is my son in law s brother. ii) B is my father s brother. iii) E is my mother in law. iv) A is my brother s wife. Who made these statements? (Person mentioned is one of A, B, C, D, E)(10 marks).

2) Complete the table. Played won lost draw goals for against A 2 2 1 B 2 1 2 4 C 2 3 7 A, B, C are 3 hockey teams (2 marks).

3) A says Party was held on: Thursday, May 8th. B says Party was held on: Tuesday, May 10th. C says party was held on: Friday, June 8th. Given April 1st was Tuesday. One of A, B, C says 1 correct. One says 1 wrong. And one was completely wrong of date, Month and day. Find the Day the party held. (5marks).
4) A ship is away from the shore by 180 miles. A plane is travelling at 10 time’s speed of the ship. How long from the shore will they meet? (2marks)
5) Every station in N railroad issues every other stations ticket. Some stations are added. Now they have to issue 46 more tickets. Say the Number of stations after and before added (5 marks).
6) 3 persons say these statements. A says either Democratic or liberal wins theelections. B says neither democratic nor liberal wins the election. Of these only one is wrong. Who wins the election? (5 marks).
7) A clock showing 6 o clocks takes 30 secs to strike 6 times. How long will it take to strike 12 at midnight? Ans.66 secs. (2marks)
8) Only boys aged > 16 wear coats. Boys aged > 15 go to watch football. Some more statements are given. What can be said about those who are watching football? (Age and costume) (5 marks).
9)  There are 3 societies A, B, C having some tractors each. A Gives B and C as many tractors as they already have. After some days B gives A and C as many tractors as they have. After some days C gives A and B as many tractors as they have. Finally each has 24 tractors. What is the original Number of tractors each had in the beginning? Ans. A ?39. B? 21. C? 12.(7 marks).
10. Given a cube, with different colors on its faces, and then is cut into 64 pieces, and the questions relate to the colors of different colored small cubes.
11. Draw a venn diagram for 3 items: white, flowers, cloth
Ans: draw 3 circles each intersecting the other, with white kept in the middle.
1. IF rose code as 6786 hot coded as 879 then search will code a sin this q there is one no. is assigned t each letter. So take search and letter by letter see the given condition…
2.600, 180, 54………..complete the series.
3. sedane :pain :: solace:……..
4. Play: director: news….
5. River: dam: traffic…
6. Find the greatest number (a) half 50% of 50 (b) 3 times 40% of 40 see the option & place 3times 40% of 40….
7. Find the compound interest of Rs 1000. At the rate of 5% p.a. for 15 years….
8. Find the greatest of 1000 power of 1000, 1001 power of 999…
9. Product of two numbers is cost. If one number is increased by 50% then other number is decreased how much….
10. l.c.m & h.c.f of two numbers is 84 & 21 respectively and the ratio of these two numbers is 1:4. Find the greatest no…
11. If x is 90% of y then y is how much % of x….
12. The cost of 15 apples & 20 mangoes is much as equal to the 15 mangoes & 20 apples then what is the relation between their costs…
13. There are 20 men and 5 women then how much maximum couple can be made…..
14. A bag contains 8 white and 6 black balls find the problem of drawing a white ball….
15.  If numerator is less than 2 by denominator and then if 1 is subtract from the numerator and
1 is added to the denominator then the ratio becomes half what is the no…..
16. If a certain money becomes twice in 5 years then the Rs300 will become 2400 at the same rate in how many years……..
17. If the average of three numbers is 135 and the difference between others is 25 then find the lowest number…
18. If the thrice of three consecutive odd numbers is equal to the more three of twice the last no. then find the 3rd (largest odd no)….
19. There are 5 questions in each of the two sections. Three questions must be attempt for passing the exam how many ways a student will choose the questions…
20. If the length of the rectangle is decreased by 4 and breath is increased by 3.then it becomes square whose areas are equal to that of rectangle. What is the perimeter of the original rectangle…
21. There is a hemisphere of radius of 2 cm how much liter will be occupied in the hemisphere… given 1 liter= 1000 cubic cm…
22. There is a water tank which has enough water to be consumed in 60 days. If there is leakage water stays there for 40 days. If there are more similar leakage then how long water will consumed…
23. A man saves money 1000 in each year. And he gives this amount at the end of year for the compound interest at the rate of 5% how much he will save after 25 years…
In this section a question was given followed by 2 statements…
1) If the first statement alone was enough to answer the question
2) If the second statement alone was enough to answer the question
3) If the both the statements were required to answer the question
4) If the question could not be answered using both the statements
5) If either statement alone was sufficient to answer the question A. little practice (especially in problems related to maths equations, ages, relations, comparison) from RS Aggarwal Verbal and Non Verbal will help you a lot. 5 such questions were given…
6)  Another Puzzle kind of question.. It was damn easy… it was likeMR.natwarlal, a thief, steals only on the first day of every month of first quarter of year (that means on 1st jan, 1st feb, 1st march).. This time he wanted a computer, So he steals different parts from different persons.
But he has only 3 tools to use like a screwdriver, wire cutter, knife AND uses them only once. He steals monitor keyboard and printer..In Jan he steals monitor from A, but do not uses the wire cutter.. Next month he uses KNIFE to steal printer..And March was unlucky for C… And questions were like
1. Which tool he uses for stealing monitor.(ans: screwdriver)
2. Which component was stolen from C (ans: key board)
3. Which month was unlucky for B( ans:feb, as A, C were robbed in jan and march) (REST TWO I don’t remember)

In this section about 4 statements were given in each questions (like all, some,not)
It was more like…

2. Which of these FORM pair so that the conclusion can be derived from them?
1)   AB                         2) BC                   3)CD         4)AD

In the HR round you are basically asked about yourself. There are no technical questions asked and even if asked it will be very basic questions. They also ask puzzles..You need not solve them. They only look at your approach.

HR questions:
1) Tell me about yourself
2) Being an electronics student why you want job in software industry?
3) Why you have not done any project?
4) They asks about hobbies, achievements, extracurricular activities (so mention everything properly in your resume, they will ask questions based on what all you have written in your resume)
In HR round it is enough if you speak confidently, don’t try to bluff. If your good with your Aptitude and have a good command over English it’s enough. All the Best.
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