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Placement Experience :

Written Test :

The Following two sections (A and B) were computer based tests (not computer adaptive), to be taken on internet:

A. Aptitude section (1:30 hours):- In aptitude section, there were again three sections. You can move around to any question, skip one question and come back to it later within a section, within your time. But once you leave a section, you can not come back again. The sections may appear in any order.

 

1. Verbal Reasoning - 32 questions in 40 minutes. 10 synonyms, 10 antonyms, 5 sentence completion (with multiple blanks) abd 7 questions from reading and comprehension.

 

2. Quantitative aptitude:- 28 questions in 40 minutes. general quant questions as asked in CAT or GRE, including time and speed, percentage, series questions, pie charts, venn diagrams, permutation-combination,  probablility, compound interest, percentage, etc.

 

3. Critical Reasoning :- 30 minutes. There were three word puzzles, each having 5 questions based on it. The puzzles were like there are three different ways to reach from town A to Town B, which will be the most economic way, which will be the shortest way etc. The puzzle Book of George Summers might help in this section, although presence of mind is very much required.

 

B. Psychometric test:- 150 questions, 30 minutes. This test will automatically appear on ur screen if u clear the cutoff for the aptitude test. The cut-off is static, i.e. it is pre-decided. it does not depend upon the number of students appearing. So once u clear the aptitude test, and if ur score is above the cutoff, psychometric test will appear on your screen. in psychometric test, there are questions about ur personality and behaviour, e.g. have u ever shown leadership quality in the arrangement of any event, are u socially active etc. All the questions have only three choices, yes, no and can't say. The TRICK is that never mark any can't say, and be honest in answering the questions. The same question will be asked to you in different manners and they'll check u for ur consistency. e.g. the question about how good are u in making new friends was asked in 10 different manners. 

 

C. Technical Interview:- You can be asked anything in your technical interview. It may be more of HR as well. Mostly, they'll check ur learning capability, so they'll ask u anything from any of the subjects that u have studied so far. They'll ask you about what subjects have u studied in ur previous semesters and then what is/are your favourite subject(s) and then ask u related questions. You may also be asked about ur project thoroughly. (asking means orally or writing down, both). if you have mentioned about knowledge of programming languages, you may be asked to write down a simple program.

 

D. HR interview:- if you clear the technical interview (you will be told about it), then you will appear in the HR interview. Prepare for the questions like, describe yourself, why do you want to join YAHOO, why are your academics so low, etc. you may be asked about your hobbies and the questions related to them. They may also ask technical questions related to ur area of specialization (branch, i mean).

Please keep in mind that the Technical and HR interviews are not very much segregated, you may be asked anything in any interview. so be ready. The TRICK is  -  be confident and be honest. don't try to be oversmart, and humbly admit if you dont know about anything. Learn a little bit of C and C++ programming.

Profile Offered : Software Engineer

Pay Scale :  4 - 5 LPA

Eligibility Criteria : CV Shortlisting

General Advice :

Prepare for the aptitude section from Barron's and may practice taking computer based test using Powerprep software. Prepare well for the verbal section too.

Details about the Company :

Yahoo! Inc.  is an American public corporation with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, (in Silicon Valley), that provides services via the Internet worldwide. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search), Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, advertising, online mapping (Yahoo! Maps), video sharing (Yahoo! Video), and social media websites and services.

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