(TIPS) 10 Days Guide to Crack INFOSYS (Infy) by: Rajiv

(TIPS) 10 Days Guide to Crack Infy Freshers Test by : Rajiv

I am a fresher who just finsiehd my final year B.Tech Information  Technology.Being fully prepared for the selection test for Infy on June 19th, and with God's grace I was able to get an appointment Order form Infosys.I would like to give back to the group the 10 day schedule that i followed, which may be of use in CRACKING the Infy test.If 10 days arent there for you, then you coudl leve out the days that i have used for Ravi Narula and the quantitaive Aptitude. That would bring down the number of days to 7 or 8. You need to manage your time very effeciently. Spend your itme in studying, and prayers. Prayers do help a lot . 

Usually when you register with Infosys, you woul get a mail atleast 10 to 12 days before the written test either by email, or by Post.Let us keep this as 10 days.Before we start off, three rules must be kep in mind.

FIRST RULE : While job hunting , check your mail on a daily basis, so that you dont get delayed info regarding test or other such details . Even the appointment order comes by email.

SECOND RULE : Once you do receive the intimating or hall ticket, check for the following books.Not all chapters need to be followed in each book and i have given the need ones in the daily schedule .

(1) Puzzles to Puzzle you - Shakuntala Devi (very Important)

(2) More Puzzles - Shakuntala Devi (very Important)

(3) Puzzles and Teasers - George Sammers (very very Important)

(4) Brain Teasers - Ravi Narula (Optional, but few old sums are here)

(5) Quantitative Aptitude - R.S Agarwal ( Important)

(6) Verbal Reasoning - R.S Agarwal (very very Important)

(7) Previous Papers - freshers group, etc.


THIRD RULE : YOU must forget all your previosu failures and start afresh with firm determination and enthusiasm. Once you do this , solving puzzles become easy . I solved 9 out of 10 puzzles. Concentrate on the bigger puzzles first . This may be the way the marks are distributed: 

8 marks and 6 marks - George Sammers and Verbal Reasoning (R.S Agarwal)
4 marks and 5 marks and 3 makrs - Shakuntala Devi books and Ravi Narula and Quantitative Aptitude(R.S Agarwal)
Some questions from Previous Papers

Now lets start of with the schedule :

DAY 1 : Start off with Puzzles to Puzzle you - Shakuntala Devi and finish as mush as possible.Decide to only finish the book and call the day off. Note down the sums which you are not able to solve or need the answers to solve and keep this list safely. After you go through the whole book, go back to thses questions and just check out the way they are solced. Sometimes they will not be explained. In this case you have no choice but to leave them. But some sums will have some funny explanations.Just rememeber the way or method. 

DAY 2 : Now take a break off from Shakuntala Devi and then start Verbal Reasoning - R.S Agarwal . In this you just have to do the Puzzle Test Chapter fully , and have a look at the Number, Ranking and Sequence Test chapter. I contains fully George Sammers type question on easier scale but you woudl be able to uderstand the basic logic of solving George Sammers type questions.Finish off the whole book during the second day.There is just one or two methods to solve these sort of questions and the explanation is very clear . Once you get the method , you can solve al the puzzles in this, but just in case do go through all the puzzles. there have been puzzles in previous papers from here.Once ou get the method well, there will not be any revision necessary in this book . But you will have to concentrate on the method. 

DAY 3 : Now back to More Puzzles - Shakuntala Dei and follow the same procedure you followed for the first book. 

DAY 4 and DAY 5: Get your George Sammers book and start off solving the puzzles. The first half is kind of easy, btu dont be worried if your not able to solve much. Even one or two is enough . The Rest , you just have to use the scheme and the solutions and then understand the puzzle thoroughly. Many papers have similar sums with the names changed. Try to finish the first half in a day . And start off the second half . The second half is relatively tougher, and it ill be very confusing. Just try to solve some. The second half ,  even the solutions will confuse you more. So just solve as many as you can. The rest you can make use of the soultions . If they are too complex, Leave them aside. Note down all sums you could not solve or could solve only using the solutions and list them . When you are through the whole book, just revise all the sums, giving preference to the ones that you have listed . It si okay even if you sit with George Sammers for three days. But you must fully be able to undertsand all the question in the First part. The second part , atleast maybe few sums are optional. 

DAY 6 : Take your quantitative Aptitude book by R.S Agarwal and work out the following chapters fully. Note down tough sums and their solutions and come back to solve thme and revise them . The chapters to be done are : 

(1) Time and Distance (very important)
(2) Time and Work
(3) Pipes and Cisterns
(4) Trains
(5) Boats

DAY 7 : Revise Shakuntala Devi book-1 and revise it well. Not necessary to wokr out the porblems. Just check if your method is correct . The sums you have listed, give them extra importance. By the end of this day , you must Shakuntala Devi book-1(Puzzles to Puzzle you ) on your finger tips. 

DAY 8 : Revise the book-2 of Shakuntala Devi , just how you revised the first book.End of this day you shoudl ahve both Shakuntala devi books at your finger tips.

DAY 9 : Revise George Sammers, such that you can easily solve the whole first part . The second part , leave ii , if it is tough.

DAY 10 : Check out Ravi Narula. The sums are very tough . It will be enough if you just c the solutions and understand them . Some sums are asked in some papers.( There is one questin abt some ANYMAN reaching ANYWHERE. His tyre gets punctured and he reaches late.If his tyre got punctured earlier / later then he would have reached earlier/later. How far did he travel..soemthing like that).that is form this book . Many papers have this sum repeated. But the names are changed. Ravi Narula is just optional, but I suggest that you go through all sums and their solution atleast once.Dont take too much time on Ravi Narula. Just three or four hours would be sufficient. 

INTERVIEW : Interview is Casual.If you have done excellently well in the test , your interview process is very simple and a walkthrough if you have good communication skills ( Speak clearly, frankly). My Interview Panle consisted of one Madame and one Sir. They asked me abt Team Wokr, Abt my College, Abt my family, My hobbies, My interests, Certain changes i would like to bring out in the current socio-economic development (I said to remove unemployment).I was nto asked any puzzles in my interview. But I do have a list of puzzles that coudl be possibly asked. I would post them too on this forum . Interview was very friendly . You are free to ask the panel your performance and expectation of your order. Be positive. Thats a very very big Point in your HR interview.My friend had a stress interview. Be cool, Dont react. 

Pls do mail me in case you have any doubts. Also mail me if this post has helped you become an Infosion. I would be very happy if his post has helped few fellow Infosions out there .  pls do lemme know if you do get selected. You can also add me in your messenger. I will be online everyday, and u can send me offlines to clarify certain doubts . 

Every Problem has a Solution...
Wishing you all the Best Efforts ...See You in Infy. With love and prayers.


hi Rajiv,
I'm a final year MCA student ,have heard abt infi off campus drive
could u give me more info on the same & apti test. I reffered george Sammers book but it actually seems quite tough if u could help me by giving site name that provides solution in detail

Thanks & regards ,

hi Rajiv.

I have recently seen in freshers world that infosys pattern has been changed.

iam an M.sc mathematics candidate.

Is there any difference between the pattern of It(B.Tech) and non-it(M.Sc) papers.

Bcoz recently i ahve appeared for CTS and i ahve followed B.Tech pattern but we got a paper which is completely different.

so can u help me in this case ?

and i need some papers and material for verbal preparation.

kindly send me ur suggestions to my mail id.

my mail id is san631@gmail.com

thank u verymuch in advance.

i want to know the present paper pattern of infosys... is there any chance to change the pattern in future...can u give me details...

hi rajiv
at present i m doing Msc(IT) and this is my last semester (Training session) starts from jan 2008. now i want to take infosys test..so can u plz tell me how can i register with infosys test and when it will take place and how much time i have to devote for this test.plz send me some relevant information regarding this.


hey it was of great help by going trough ur 10days schedule as i m having vry less time...i m appearing 4 infosys apty on feb4/08..... i m 3rd yr CS engeneering student...hey i wantd 2 ask......whtr i can skip ravi narula....if nt...i need d site frm which i can download dis book.....plzzzz..rajiv!!! i need ur help..........

hello i am lovely institute student and infosys is coming in feb for oncampus recruitment,i am not very good in puzzles and reasoning i am currently solving rs aggarwal quant's please help me on the following
* is profit n loss chapter important
* will the chapters marked by you in quants are sufficient
* what should i prepare for reasoning ability as i dont have sufficient time left for myself for the infosys paper
* please list me the things to do for cracking written test of infosys
* we donot have free days as we are going to college
everyday,and by the time we reach home we are exhausted.
* i will be very thankfull to you if you send me some tips to prepare for infosys written test.

* my email id is

Hello Rajiv......
A hearty thanx for ur information......but can u please help me with the new pattern adopted by infy. If u could help with me with some question papers too then i'll be really thankful.. Expecting ur mail.......

Hi, Rajiv.... This is Mohor from Kolkata.... I need some help from you.. I need the previous papers of Infosys.. Pls send me on my id...

hai rajiv,can u tell me how to overcome the stress interview?

i am b.tech 3rd yr student and i need the site to download shakuntala devi's and george's books.Please tell me the site for downloading also help me with the new pattern adopted by infy. If u could help with me with some question papers too then i'll be really thankful...please