Placement Papers: Accenture Paper 2006

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I appeared for ACCENTURE on 8th of April, 06. Paper was easy but lengthy, time management is the main strategy. The paper went something like this:

  1. Verbal Section:
    1. Passage 1 (5 questions) > theme: Do not believe whatever you read in newspaper. Questions were direct except the last one. The last question was based on the central idea of the passage (Apprx. Passage length: 300 words) .
    2. Passage 2 (5 questions) > theme: Benefits from the merger of IT companies. Questions were not very direct. But, obviously managable (length: 400 words) .
    3. Synonyms (5 questions) > words were: Superfluous, aroma, shied
    4. Grammer (5 questions) > selecting the right sentence from 4 options. Options were close, need to read between words. Based on tense and article.
    5. Preposotions (5 questions) > very very easy questions. 1 example: Received ________ thank ________ Mr. Murthy a sum ________ ₹ 50000 (Ans: With, from, of) .
  2. Quantitative Section: Lengthy solutions. Suggestion is that approach should be option based. Solving traditionally may take a lot of time. Examples:
    1. Three persons A, B, C participates in a race. A completes one lap in 10 mins, B in 12 mins, and C in 16 mins. How many laps has A run when all the three participants meet for the first time.
    2. How many multiples of 3 when added together gives 1134?
    3. Mr. X reads th of a book on Monday, on Tuesday he reads th of the remaining. On Wednesday, he reads 49 pages and thereby completes the book. How many pages the book consists of?

    Questions were on Area, Perimeter, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Work, Sequences, nymber System, Speed Distance & time, Profit and loss.

  3. Logical Reasoning:
    1. Venn-diagram (3 questions) > Simple questions-need to know just the basics of Venn-Diagram.
    2. Syllogism (5 questions) > Example: All cats are dogs. All bats are cats. 4 options after this, you have to select the correct conclusion.
    3. Picture based questions (5 questions) : R. S. Agarwal Non-Verbal Ability book may help. I found these 5 questions confusing.
    4. questions on operators (3 questions) : Example: If “means-” “means/” then whats the value of (96) (84) .
    5. Questions on Scheduling:

Example: A, B, C, D, e, F are 6 programmes to be organised on Wednesday evening show. If A is scheduled then B is not scheduled (totally 6 conditions) .

Option based approach should be undoubtly adopted or will become unmanagable.

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