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Old January 24th, 2014, 02:40 PM
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As you are looking for the study material for HCL Placement test so here I am giving you some of the topics which you need to be focused

Verbal- 24questions-30 mins

Verbal Ability
Synonyms/Antonyms/Word Meaning (Vocabulary)
Complete the Sentence (Grammar)
Spot error/Correct sentence (Grammar/sentence construction)
Sentence Ordering (Comprehension skills)
Questions based on passage (Comprehension skills)

Aptitude-25 questions-35 mins

Quantitative Ability
Basic Math Understanding and Algebra
Decimals, fractions, powers, HCF, LCM, Solving equations, etc.
Understanding of Logarithms and exponents
Permutation and Combination, Probability

Reasoning-25 questions-35 mins

Analogical Reasoning: Analogy and Classification questions
Deductive Logic: Statement-Conclusion,
Data-sufficiency type,
Syllogisms, etc.
Pattern Recognition
Coding and Decoding
Alphabet Test
Blood Relation,
Direction Understanding,
Logical Word Sequence
Reasoning Puzzles, Theme Detection

Computer programing-25-35 mins

Structure and constructs of Computer Programs
Programming flow, Procedures, Functions and Arguments, Methods
Data-types, how data is stored in computers, input/output, manipulation, methods of referencing and assessing data (including pointers).
Iteration, decision-making, recursions
Algorithm Complexity: Space and time Complexity, Asymptotic Notation
Compilation, Linking and Execution; debugging, kinds of errors.

Data-structures and Basics Algorithms
Data Storage Methods: Linked lists, Arrays, Queues, Stacks, Trees, Heaps, Hash tables, graphs; Stress on which data structure to use for a given application
Data retrieval, Insertion of new data, merging of data from two data structures
Data search and sorting, Methods of array sorting and trade-off

Object Oriented Programming Concepts
Classes, objects and methods
Data Encapsulation, Data hiding, Inheritance
Polymorphism, Overloading, Abstraction
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Old February 28th, 2015, 01:31 PM
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HCL Technologies selection process of the company consists of 3 rounds.

These rounds are as follows:
Written Exam
Technical Interview
HR Interview

Testing Areas Number of Questions

English Language 24
Analytical Ability 25
Quantitative Ability 25
Technical 25
Total 99

The total time allotted to the written exam is 120 minutes. Moreover, each section has different time limits.
There is a negative marking of 0.25 in the paper.


• English Language
• section consists of short reading comprehension passages. They are easy to solve and answers can be easily found in the passages. This section also consists of basic grammar, usage and vocabulary questions such as: fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, paragraph completion, sentence completion etc. The time allotted to this section is 30 minutes.

• Analytical Ability section checks the reasoning skills of the candidates. The section consists of data interpretation and logical reasoning questions. Questions are based on topics such as puzzles, blood relations, statements & arguments, coding decoding, data sufficiency, pattern recognition, deductive logic, statement-assumption etc. The time allotted to this section is 35 minutes.

• Quantitative Ability section consists of questions based on mathematical topics such as algebra, time & work, time, speed & distance, arithmetic, percentages, profit & loss, geometry, etc. In general, the section difficulty level varies from easy to moderate. Since the section has a high number of questions, a candidate needs to solve questions rather quickly and speed is of the essence here. The time allotted to this section is 35 minutes.

• Technical Ability section involves questions from programming & algorithm development concepts.This section covered topics such as structure & constructs of Computer Programs, Data structures & Basic algorithms and Object Oriented Programming concepts. This section requires thorough preparation and a candidate with conceptual clarity and strong knowledge of the fundamentals would excel.
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