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Mahindra Satyam Company profile

Mahindra Satyam Company profile :-



Mahindra Satyam Company profile


Corporate view: Mahindra Satyam (formerly known as Satyam
Computer Services Ltd) was founded in 1987 by B Ramalinga Raju. The
company offers consulting and information technology (IT) services
spanning various sectors, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange,
the National Stock Exchange (India) and Bombay Stock Exchange (India).
In June 2009, the company unveiled its new brand identity “Mahindra
Satyam” subsequent to its takeover by the Mahindra Group’s IT arm, Tech
Founded: 1987
Headquarters: Hyderabad, India
Key people: Vineet Nayyar (Chairman)
C.P. Gurnani (CEO)
A. S. Murty (CTO)
India Locations: Bangalore, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Pune,
Global Headquarters:
Hyderabad, India
Registered Office:
Mahindra Satyam Infocity
Unit-12, Plot No. 35/36
HITEC City Layout, Survey No. 64
Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500 081,
Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel: + 91-40-3063 6363
Fax: + 91-40-4022-4122

Corporate Office:
Unit-12, Plot No.35 & 36
HITEC City Layout, Sy No.64
InfoCity, Madhapur, Hyderabad-500 081
Tel: + 91-40-3063-6363
Fax: + 91-40-4022-4122

Selection procedure:
The interview procedure will consist of following three rounds:
1) Written Test
2) Technical Interview Round
3) HR Interview Round
1) Written Test
The Written test consists of 100 questions and the duration is
60 minutes. There are no negative marks.
The test paper divided into 6 sections:
a) Logical Reasoning
b) Verbal Reasoning
c) Quantitative
d) English-1
e) English-2
f) English-3
Questions in this section can be of various types like blood
relations, analogies in alphabets, numerical series. Refer R.S.
Aggarwal verbal and non verbal reasoning.
In Quantitative section questions are allegation and mixture,
clock, SI and CI, time and work, time and distance, problems
on train, partnership problem. Refer R.S Aggarwal in this

In English-1: Synonyms, antonyms
English-2: General grammer refers wren & martin.
English-3: Two simple reading comprehensions of 10th and
intermediate standard.
2) Technical Interview Round
The technical part of the aptitude test paper is same for all
disciplines of engineering questions.
For the technical interview round they mostly ask questions
about your area of specialization. If you have an IT background
they may ask questions from
basic c++,Java , Software engineering, Data structure,
DBMS, RDBMS, basics of computer hardware and on similar
3) HR Interview Round
In the HR Interview round they test your patience and stress
level. In this round the main focus remains on communication
skill, behavior and confidence. The HR interview is usually
started with questions on family background, Project and area
of specialization. All other questions as usual

12 MAR 2008 Placement Paper
The total paper consists of 15 questions and the total allotted
time is 30 minutes.
We have negative marking in Satyam i.e., 1 mark for every
correct answer and 1/4th mark would be deducted for every
wrong answer and we also have upper and lower cutoff i.e.,
please never try to attempt all the 15 questions. Try to attempt
the number of questions ranging from 7 to 9.
The Syllabus was
* Profit and Loss
* Simple and Compound Interest
* Probability (slightly)
* Time and Work. Time and Distance
* Logical questions
* Small puzzles
and Basic English.
Just refer R.S. Agawam that’s it. If you are going to GRE
Barron’s 12th Edition. It’s an added advantage
The questions paper consisted of the following:
1) A question like this he gave a=0 and b=1 and asked us to
find the value for the number 5
Ans. (bab) convert 5 to binary(101)
2) Missing number series damn tough(don’t attempt, Its simply
waste of time)
3) From time and work a and b can do a piece of work in 20
days. b and c can do it in 12 days.
c and a can do it in 10 days. Then how much time will a alone

would take to do the work (direct from R.S.Aggarwal without
changing the numbers)
From reasoning a bit difficult
5) Again reasoning the question was very big
6) A rectangle problem from areas
7) Logical deduction
8) He gave ten statements and we have to deduce the 11
statement by using this 10 statements
9) A problem on Compound interest (direct from R.S. Aggarwal
without even changing the numbers)
10) A passage was given a logical inference should be
made.(very big but easy one)
11) A problem on permutations (damn easy)
12) A problem from data interpretation. It was on line graphs
very big not easy to deduct the solution
13) A problem from profit and loss(Direct from R.S. Aggarwal
he didn’t even change the numbers)
even the other two were from reasoning.
Second round:
This was the essay writing round.
The prospects are 300 words essay in 10 mins.
The topics were as follows.
The appreciation of rupee and it’s impact on the IT sector.
Why do you want to join Satyam?

Third round:
This is the HR interview round
There were 13 different HR’s and i was posted to no 9
This was the following conversation:
Me: May I get in sir?
HR: Ya please
Me: Can i take my seat?
HR: Ya please
HR: So your a North Indian?
Me: No sir South (looking at his eyes and shooting a smile)
HR: oohk can you just explain your essay.
Me: That was a latest topic and i knew it pretty well. I took a
paper and explained in detail.
HR: What is Globalization and is it a boom or an advantage to
Me: This was a geart topic indeed and i had previously given
this topic as a seminar in my class. So that made things simple.
I explained him on a great note with examples he was
He gave me a pencil and asked me “how would you sell this
I told him the following:
It has a great graphite content.
It is made from one of the finest wood in India.
It is reliable.
It is cheap in cost.
HR: Ok you’re from ECE?
ME: Yes sir.

HR: Explain optical fibers
ME: Explained neatly.
HR: What is team work?
Me: I started this answer with a quote saying that “Start by
doing what is necessary and then what is important suddenly
your doing the impossible”. So saying this i started explaining
him about team work he was really impressed.
HR: Finally explain VLSI.
Me: Write from Transistors I explained him diodes IC’s and
atlast VLSI totally even he showed some interest in that. He
also asked me on “steganography”
HR: Ok phani thank you soo much.
Me: thank you sir thans a lot.
My interview lasted for about 50mins and it was great
the results were declared at 9:40 at night and luckily i was one
among the 117 selected candidates
Interview tips:
Just have a grip on the baisc of your concerned branches like
ECE, CSE, IT, Mech, EEE always put up a smile speak loud and
clear English.
Nod Your head and hands every time, sit comfortably in the
chair. Always look at the interviewer. If you have a chance
explain the things on a piece of paper. Speak slow and neat
English. Don’t ask for water, Don’t take out your hankey
outside. Don’t put your hands in your pocket. Daily read news
paper and stress more on the latest happening that would fetch
you a lot.

16 FEB 2010 Placement Paper
1) There is a square with each of it’s side is of 2m. An
octagonal is cut-of from this square by cutting it’s edge such
that the octagonal has all it’s sides equal. Find out the length of
each side of the octagonal?
Ans: 2/ (1+ (2)1/2 )
2) Which one is wrong in the following series? 3 7 4 10 6 8 5
Ans: 8
3) A lorry starts from Banglore to Mysore at 6.00 A.M,
7.00am, and 8.00am ……. 10 pm. Similarly one another starts
from Mysore to Banglore at 6.00, 7.00 am, 8.00
am…..10.00pm. A lorry takes 9 hours to travel from Banglore
to Mysore and vice versa.
(i) A lorry which has started at 6.00 am will cross how many
ans. 10
(ii)A lorry which had started at 6.00pm will cross how many
Ans. 14
4) In a school, no of students who passed are three times the
number of students who failed. If the no of students would
have been decreased by 16 and the no of students who failed
would be increased by 6, then the no of students who would
have passed are 80. Then find out the no of students in the
Ans: 136

5) 1,000,000 seconds are equal to days?
Ans: 11.57days
6) A Japanese and an American were traveling together in a
flight. The American asked to Japanese why Japanese look are
inscrutable. Japanese replied that the people of Japan are
inscrutable not have the aim of only focusing on money etc.
Which of the following term describe their behaviour?
1. Indifferent
2. Compassionate
3. Emotional
4. None of these
7) The probability of withdrawing a card of ace is 1 in 52.
Find the probability that we obtain one card of king, (3 things
are given). Sorry I don’t remember.
There is one question from Compound Interest.
8) A man has to drive for 12 miles to reach his office. The office
of his wife is 6 miles from his office. After picking his wife in the
evening, he went to gym that is 4miles away. If he is x miles
away from his home right now, then the range of x is:
a. 4<=x<=22
b. 2<=x<=22
c. 3<=x<=24
d. none
Ans: b

If Kanchi seer found guilty should be punished or not.
Remix and original music.
Helmet rule in Hyderabad.
Sports in India (this was my topic)
Role of UNO.
Communication skills.
Basic knowledge in his discilpline and computers.
Ability to understand the questions well.

13 Mar 2011 Placement Paper
Aptitude: 70 questions 40 minutes
You need to practice answer quickly, questions will be easy
Topics to study:
age problems
work done
Verbal and non verbal reasoning ( rs agarwal )
Touch aptitude section at lastto utilize your time effectively.
Very easy was only up to board exam level no need to worry.
Out of 1200 only 40 were selected
Technical round:
Easy if you are strong in your area of interest as I love
hacking I include my area of interest as hacking topics like this
you can easily manage than including the traditional DBMS or C,
C++. Because they will be well versed in this in technical also they
eliminate in good numbers

HR :
Once you clear tech you can be confident that you are placed
no need to worry about hr. Very easy round no much
Here also they ask about project and area of interest then
some questions like relocation problem your goal.
Finally only 15 were selected I am lucky enough to be in that

April 11 2011 Placement Paper
No. of rounds are 3:
1. Online written exam examination (max. elimination in this
2. Technical round and HR..
3. GD
the written exam contains
English (tenses, articls,prepositns,paragraphs,sntence verb
agreement,sentence completion,some synonyms etc) 100
questions need to solve in 40mins .
Aptitude (quant, verbal n non verbal reasoning) 70 qstns need to
solve in 40mins..its very easy bt time factor..both r separate xms..40
mins are given for each..coding decodin, number
series, number anologies, non verbal reasoning,
partnership,prblms on ages etc are given…all are damn easy bt the
thing is u need to think well in that tym…40mins is more than enof for
english…bt in reasoning u need to b little bit fast…so practic well bt
do not neglect english dey are simple n confusing
Questions in techincal n
HR round
(Both happened simultaneously for us):
1. go on with urself
2. Tel about your project
3. Was asked to write 2 programs.

(fibonacci series,case conversion of an entered
name from upper to lower n vice versa)
4. do u hav anything to ask us
aftr this v went on with GD 10ppl at a tym…bt GD was like
formality dey dint obsrve anythin as far as i know..
at the end results were anounced..i felt lyk jumping as soon as i
heard my name..!
frnds u need to hav some luck n hav faith in god..i hav attnded
nearly 10 companies bt cudnt even clear my written for al
companies bt for satyam i did it..dont gt dissapointed even if u
cudnt clear bcoz god has somthing better to u just wait for it n
dont forget the word HARDWORK..if u cleared written u r 90%


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