Zensar Software Engineer Placement Experience

5 min read 3,123 views
Posted by FirstNaukri Team Jul 26, 2018

Company: Zensar Technology
Profile:  Software Engineer
Salary: Not disclosed
Place: Daniel Associate
Number of Rounds: 3 to 4
Result: Not selected

Zensar Technology conducted placement interview at the venue decided by Daniel Associate. The selection process had multiple rounds. Candidates were supposed to clear every round to qualify for the subsequent one. Criteria to apply for this placement drive was stringent. Zensar necessitated a 60% aggregate percentage in 10th and 12th standard examinations and also no backlogs during B. Tech. As a result, only 500 of us were able to meet the criteria and out of 500 candidates only 23 received placement offers.

Application process

I applied for the placement drive through my college. As I mentioned earlier, close to 500 students attended this off-campus recruitment opportunity by Zensar Technology. Before the interview rounds started, we were given a preplacement talk. It was more of a counselling session wherein all the participants of the campus recruitment drive were briefed about Zensar Technology, the process of placement, and also about tentative pay.

Interview rounds

All of us faced multiple rounds on the Zensar off-campus placement day. The main round was the very first one, which was the written round. Though it was the longest and toughest, I was able to clear the same successfully.

Written aptitude cum technical round – Written round was conducted after an hour of registration. We were made to sit in a huge auditorium with neat rows of single chairs and desks. This round lasted for about 50 minutes and we were not allowed to talk or cheat under any circumstances. Those who tried to discuss, were disqualified on the spot immediately.

In this round, we had to answer quantitative aptitude questions, scenario-based code puzzles to test computer science basics, reasoning questions etc. I found the paper to be slightly tough probably because I wasn’t confident about my preparation. Those who cleared this round qualified for the technical interview round.

A rough breakup of questions (and time) of the written technical round is given below:

Time allotted Questions Topics
Aptitude 25 25 Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, percentages, probability, time, speed & distance, profit or loss, data arrangements and interpretation, Critical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Linear Arrangement, Odd Man Out
Technical 15 15 Basic programming and engineering concepts
Programming 20 2 C, C++, JAVA
Total 55 42

Technical interview round
This round lasted for about 20 minutes. Two questions I was asked were as follows:

-Tell me something about your project in the final semester
-What is the logic to swap two numbers in an array?

HR interview round
This round lasted for about 45 minutes.

In the morning, some of the candidates were made to undergo a group discussion round. But I was not made to attend one and got to go to the HR interview round directly.

Quick tips about the interview rounds

Prepare well:

Don’t prepare from only one aptitude book. Try to diversify your preparation by referring at least 4 to 8 different varieties of books. Check out CAT and SSB aptitude questions to ensure that your preparation is 100% complete.
Some books from which you can practice problems include R. S. Aggarwal, Pearson Publications, R. V. Praveen, Sarvesh K. Verma, Disha Experts, N. K. Singh etc.

Research about company:

Also, before your Zensar placement interview, ensure that you do some research about the company. For instance, Zensar Technologies is an Indian IT technology company which provides services pertaining to IT and infrastructure. Zensar employs close to 8000 people across its global offices and has a net revenue of 460 million USD.

Ex: Zensar’s headquarters are located in Pune and it operates out of corporate offices spread through 29 global locations. Their services are:

>> Mobility Solutions
>> Customer Relationship Management Solutions
>> Business Intelligence Solutions
>> Testing and Assurance Solutions
>> Digital Enterprise Services
>> Business Process Management Services
>> Business Application Services
>> Enterprise Solutions

The interview rounds are conducted to test your presence of mind, communications skills logical abilities and confidence. So be brave without worrying about the interviewer’s opinion.
The technical interview questions focus on your skills and niche areas of focus. Those with a computer science background will face slightly more technical questions from topics like Oracle, Oracle EBS, Oracle agile PLM, Agile administration, and architecture.

Introduce yourself

This question was my opportunity to set the tone during the job interview. I tried to emphasize as much as possible on the points that I wanted the interviewer to see in me as a potential employee. I answered like this, “I am an Engineer by qualification and also the topper of my class. My first internship was of a back-office executive at a charted accountancy firm near my college. Honestly, I learned a lot during that internship stint. I picked up several skills such as the usage of excel sheets, client handling and business communication. Till that time, I was not sure about my career path until only recently, when I realized that software engineering is my forte. Today I am an avid programmer and would love to join an IT firm as a developer.”

Why do you want this job?

I answered like this, “I am in love with development. I enjoy building apps. Besides, I feel I am all set to face challenging assignments and watch my work go live in a production environment.”

How do you swap two numbers?

I answered like this, “You can swap two numbers with or without the use of a temporary variable. Basically, the idea is to add the two given numbers, and store it in any one variable subtract the other number from sum.”

My learnings from this Wipro placement interview experience

Speak in chaste English with confidence. Avoid slang or fillers in Hindi or in any other language. Carry yourself with grace and poise. Don’t forget to greet your interviewer and try to smile while greeting them.
When you arrive at the interview venue, come in proper formals and if possible put on brand new formal black shoes.

All the best!


Was this post helpful?

Catch up on other great reads⚡️

Interview experiences
Cyber Security Researcher
Company Name: I3indya Technology Profile: Cyber Security Researcher Name: SHUBHAM SHARMA There were two rounds : 1st Round : Telephonic Technical Interview . 2nd Round: Face to Face Technical Interview I gave telephonic interview and got selected for the next round of interview. Key skills like Technical Knowledge and Communication Skills were tested. My key skill were my practical knowledge…
Interview experiences
Accenture new associate software engineer placement experience 10
Company: Accenture Profile: New Associate Software Engineer Name: Akhil Krishnan There was one round of interview. Good Experience As A Fresher "English round was pretty much good and was able to attend maximum question Logical round was a bit tough but tries my level best to attend the question Reasoning was my favorite, but still i missed out certain questions."…
Interview experiences
Wipro software developer placement experience
Company: Wipro Profile: Software Developer Salary: 3.25 LPA Interview Date: Dec 2015 Name: Ishan I wasn't selected. There were three rounds of interview. Should be focused on questions related to particular branch, questions were not tough but random. Round 1: First round was Aptitude round consisting of Aptitude, Logical and English questions. All questions were easy but need to maintain…
Interview experiences
Cognizant software developer placement experience
Company: Cognizant Profile: Software Developer Salary: 3.4 LPA Interview Date: Sep 2015 Name: Himank Rustagi I wasn't selected. There were three rounds of interview. Heading – Brief, one line advice/strategy/experience snapshot – Okay so when I applied for this job I wasn’t sure I would make it to the PI but when I do I was like now what! ?…
Interview experiences
Don’t hesitate!
Name: R Sanjeev Singh Company: VIRTUSA Profile: ASSOCIATE ENGINEER Salary: 3.3 LPA There were three rounds of Interviews: Personal Interview, Sequential, and Technical Interview. Interview was difficult to crack. But I could clear & also accepted the offer. They evaluated me on some questions like: Technical Interview Questions: - Explain about your mini project ? - Are you done with…
Interview experiences
Be calm and stay focused!
Company: CSC Profile: Software Developer Salary: Rs. 3, 50,000 PA Venue for the interview was Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology. There were 6 rounds. • Written Test • Extempore or GD • Technical Interview • HR Interview 1st Round was written test of aptitude: It was not so hard to crack. Questions were very easy one must need to focus…
Interview experiences
Awaiting Result
Company Name: Accenture Profile : Software Testing Salary: 2 lakhs per annum There were two round in the interview process. First round was an online aptitude test and second was an HR interview round. I completed my Online test in a given period of time and also appeared for the HR interview process. It was a good learning experience and…
Interview experiences
Not so tough,Not so easy
Company: Infosys Profile: Software engineer Salary: 3.25 lakhs Name: Roshani Sharma There were two rounds of Interview: 1) Aptitude test 2) Interview round. I experienced that paper was not so tough but really not so easy. Even though I prepared well but did not get selected. They were testing verbal knowledge in the selection process. In my view, pdp course, proper preparation for…
Interview experiences
TATA Bussiness Support network support placement experience
Company: TATA Bussiness Support Profile: Network Support Interview Date: Oct 2015 Salary: 1 lakh Name: Saurabh Singh I got selected in this company There were three round of interview. It was nice but I had not joined... it is just because of some reason. The First round was introduction round and it was nice even I got compliment from HR…
Interview experiences
Opinion logical approach is the main thing!
Name: Manas Mishra Company: NEC Technologies Profile: Not Disclosed Salary: Not Disclosed There were 3 Rounds of interviews- first round was good, Technical questions level was fantastic Questions were asked to test the basics. My overall experience was good. As per my experience all the round that I have given found the questions were more on logical side. Thus, in…