Alcatel Lucent Subjective Aptitude Paper at Chennai - 21.01.2010


Company Name : Alcatel Lucent

Type : Fresher

Exam/Interview Date : 21-Jan-2010

No of Rounds : Aptitude Test

Location : Chennai

Submitted by      : Sujatha


Job Interview, Question Paper Writeup. : ALCATEL SUBJECTIVE APTITUDE PAPER CHENNAI JAN 21ST 2010


The test is for 2 hours. They have given the time allotment in the question paper itself. But it is up to you to manage time. Try to answer all the questions of a section in one place. If it is not possible mention section number, question number with subsections. Else paper will not be evaluated. Examiners won’t strain themselves in searching your answers





a) Write a program to insert a node in a doubly linked list (Write the main part alone)

b) Describe what are all data structures are used

c) Program should handle errors

d) Program should compile


a) Write a program to reverse a singly linked list. (Write the main part alone)

b) Describe what are all data structures are used

c) Program should handle errors

d) Program should compile


Optimize the given code

For(int i=0;ival1;i++)


Printf(“inside the loop”);



Some analysis of a data structure program. Find what the program does?

Point out errors if any


Answer the following in a tabular form


QN1: List out the layers of OSI model and its functions. Identify 1-2 protocols for each layer.



QT1 :Write test cases for the given scenario. Put 15 bullets. No details of test cases are needed. Only TEST TITLE is required. You are a designer of an elevator. You have to certify that the elevator is certified to be installed by checking its working. Derive test cases for the situation.


Analyse the given problems:


QA1 : There are 5 jars of pills with four jars of pills weighing 10gms each. One jar has pills of 9gms. Identify the jar containing the 9gm pills with a scale balance in a single measurement.

QA2 : You have plenty of water supply. You have 5 quart and 3 quart jars. How will you measure water with having 4 exactly totally.

QA3: A helicopter drops two trains in a parachute in an infinte railway line. The parachute falls aside of the train. The two trains are at undefined distance. Each train has a identical chip. Write instructions in the chip so that the train bump into each other. The trains cannot know where they are.

Use following to program


MF – Train moves forward

MB – Train moves backward

IF(P)- if parachute are only aside of train. There is no THEN condition



The answers should not exceed 2-3 lines


QG1: What according to you is life?

QG2: What will you do if you are to handle a situation which is beyond your capabilities?

QG3: What will you do if you are unclear with the information regarding your work?


Paper: Alcatel Placement Paper Pattern


Alcatel test on 29th of sep. at Gurgaon office. the pattern was as follows -


1) c: 10 marks for 10 questions. very basic we have to write output of programs. so do practice basic programs.


2) c++: 10 marks for 10 questions. inheritance, recursion and arrays are covered. again basic questions


3) apti: 20 marks for 20 questions. all verbal reasoning, very easy.


The main problem was time which was 45 min. u must be to fast. cut off is 50% in each section. they said that we will call u if u got selected. one of my friend has gone through selection process at ALCATEL Gurgaon for fresher post. this is all about the pattern he told me.


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