Accenture Pattern



(Consists of 4 rounds- all are elimination rounds)


1) Written Test:-

3 Sections -60 Ques, 60 Mins.


Section 1


(20 questions)--Verbal (Refer barron's GRE)- 5 ques on reading comprehensions (i.e passage reading),5 ques on sentence completion,5 synonoms, 5 antynoms.


Section 2:


(20 questions)--Aptitude (refer R.S. Aggarwal)- just refer these chapters (profit & loss,percentage,time &work,time & distance, allegation&mixtures, ratio & proportion,average,simplification(q. no-76 to 95). that's enough!!!!!


Section 3:


(20 questons)--Logical reasoning(10ques) and analytical reasoning questions(10ques)-(for analytical refer barron's GRE). (Note: hi guys/gals!!! for all the above ques(i.e. verbal,aptitude and reasoning), u can  refer newly arrived monthly magazine( s.chands COMPETITION WORLD(Rs.30/-) --available in majestic( Saagar Theatre)


2) GD (Group Discussion):-


Any general topic picked(topic that i got-- do you prefer chatting  in office or not!!!)-speak confidentlly for 2-3 minutes and make  urself heard in a grp of 10 people. Then u can easily get thru!


3) HR interview:-


(formal questions such as tell me abt ur self, family background, strengths and weeknesses, about accenture,why should we hire u?,where do you want to see urself in next 5 yrs, do u prefer team work or  individuality etc.)



4) TECH interview:-


(about ur final sem project and field of interest/favourite subject-- i picked up C.)Be thorough with ur final sem project. they may go deep into ur project also,be ready to explain it very clearly and confidently, they just need clearcut description of ur project. For me luckily no technical ques,only asked to explain final sem project which i explained it for 20 mins & got selected,but anyhow some of the technical ques in C that u can expect are:


1) pointer to a function.


2) pointer to structure.


3) static variable and difference b/w(const char *p,char const *p,const char* const p).


4) pass by value & reference.


5) string library functions(syntax).


6) Write a program to compare two strings without using the strcmp() function.


7) Write a program to concatenate two strings.


8) Write a program to interchange 2 variables without using the third one.


9) Write programs for String Reversal & Palindrome check .


10) Write a program to find the Factorial of a number.


11) Write a program to generate the Fibinocci Series.


12) searching and sorting alogorithms with complexities.





The test was for 1 hr duration with three sections 60 questions in all--- no negative marking


1) Quant: Rs Agarwal

2) English:reading passage, synonyms etc.

3) Logical Reasoning


The paper was easy and the cut off was very less ... i heard it was 25  questions from 60 (not confirmed)



This was the GD round


Group of 12 people--topic: Indo-Pak relations, Is america bullyingother  countries etc To clear this round u just have to speak.. that's it... make urself heard in  the group..what u speak is not important....  they said the Round III will be an HR round which will conducted over a  telephone and the ROUND IV is the Tech round which will be conducted though video  conferencing...



Accenture Placement Paper




Very easy test . U just need to brush up ur skills and go through RS Aggrwal (Verbal & Non- Verbal) and U will be through




Q.1 to Q.3 Prepositions



One of the questions was-

__ his vacation, Ram went __ the forest and also walked __ the river.

Ans: During, to, along (other options may confuse you, like you would think it can be 'across the river', but choose the one in which all three are fitting)


There was 1 question that had only 1 blank as well.

Q.4 to Q.6- Choose the closest meaning to the words in Italics:


One of the questions was-

Due to his versatile qualities, Mohan was able to do all types of jobs quite easily.

Ans: Flexible


(Other options can confuse you like 'Multi-talented' was an option, but choose the word that exactly fits in the sentence and carries the correct meaning)


Q.7- Q.10 Articles:

Fill in the articles in the following sentences:


One of the questions was-

__ essay, which was later chosen as __ best, was written by __ student who used to be quiet in the class.

Ans: The, the, the


(These type of questions were quite easy and there were 1-2 questions that had only 1 blank as well)


Q.11- Q.15 were based on a passage that was related to operating system (OS 2 and its newer versions. It was compared to other operating systems and its advantages and disadvantages were discussed)


The answers of the 3 questions were within the passage and answers of 2 questions had to be given by interpreting the passage. So I would suggest, since the passage was long and time consuming, better have a glance on the questions before starting the reading.


Q.16- Q.20 were based on another passage on PLM (Process Life cycle Management)

This passage was very long so I left it for the end.


Apply the same trick for answering the questions of the very long passage!!!


SECTION II- Q.21 to Q.40


Q.21- Q.26 These were the questions based on Venn diagram.



If in a class 80 people speak English, 42 speak French, 65 speak Hindi, 12 speak both English and Hindi, 17 speak both French and Hindi, 13 speak both English and French and 6 speak all three languages, how many people are there in all?


Q.27- Q.30 A variety of questions were there:



1 question on Blood relation-



Pointing to a man Carl said, "He is the son of brother of my mother's husband." How are Carl and the man related?

Ans: Paternal Cousin


1 question on Directions-

A man walked 2 km east, then he turned NE and walked 5 km. Then he walked 2 km west. How much and in which direction should he move to reach the initial point?

Ans: 5 km South-West


31-35 were of following type:

Two sentences are given below. Mark the answer according to the following:

A- If only FIRST sentence is required to verify the sentence

B- If only SECOND sentence is required to verify the sentence

C- If both FIRST and SECOND sentence are required to verify the sentence

D- Cannot be verified even if both sentences are considered



Two trains are traveling towards each other. When will the two trains meet? If -

1. Train A is coming at a speed of 20km/hr

2. Train B is coming at a speed of 30km/hr

Ans: D


36-40 were based on:

If 1 is written as $, and 0 is written as *. Then answer the following:

(e.g. 4 is written as $** and 3 is written as $$)




The solution of the above expression can be represented as?

Ans: $*$* (1010 in binary i.e. ten in decimal)


SECTION III- Q.41 to Q.55

Q.41- Q.45 Mark the answers according to the following:

A- If all the three options match

B- If FIRST and SECOND options match

C- If FIRST and THIRD options match

D- If none of the three match




Ans: C


Another example:

1896.5738491023 1896.5783491023 1896.5738461023

Ans: D


Q.46-Q.49 were based on the Puzzle-type question. It said:

Following was the criteria decided by the selection committee of Indian Cricket Board:

1) Player's age should be 18-28 years

2) He must be the captain of any cricket team for at least 2 years

3) He must be a Ranji Player for at least 2 years

4) He must have taken at least 20 wickets or made 1000 runs in a calendar year in Ranji


If 1st condition is not fulfilled .. referred to chairman

If 2nd condition is not fulfilled .. he must be an all rounder with at least 500 runs and 15 wickets

If 4th condition is not fulfilled .. referred to VP


Questions were like following example:

Rahul was born on Dec.10,1979 and is a captain of Ranji team since Feb 2005. He won man of the tournament last year for taking 24 wickets last year. He is:

a) Selected b) Rejected c) Referred to Chairman d)Data Insufficient

Ans: a

(These questions are also easy if you draw a table with names of the aspirant in rows and criteria in the columns, and then checking whether he/she fulfils it or not)


Q.50- Q.55 were also a bit easy and were of two types:

Example of type 1:

If * means +, + means -, - means / and / means *, then what is the value of-



Example of type 2:

If * means /, / means -, - means + and + means *, then which of the following is true:

a) 7+43*2/13-7+8 = 22.6 b) 4-9*7/4*2/3-7+2 = 25 .. ..

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