1. Cost college Rs.0.70 a copy to produce a Program for the homecoming football game. If Rs.15,000/- was received for advertisements in the program, how many copies at Rs.0.50 a copy must be sold to make a profit of Rs.8000/-?


2. Certain company, 20% of men and 40% of women attended annual company picnic. If 35% of all employees are man, what percent of all employees went to the picnic?


3. Dimensions of certain machine are 48" X 30" X 52". If size of machine is increased proportionately until sum of its dimensions equals 156", what will be increase in shortest side?


4. In team of 12 persons, 1/3 are women and 2/3 are men. To obtain team with 20% women how many men should be hired?


5. Tape manufacturer reduces price of his heavy duty tape from Rs.30/- to Rs.28/- a reel and price of a regular tape from Rs.24/- to Rs.23/- a reel. Computing center normally spends Rs.1440/- a month for tapes and 3/4 of this is for heavy duty tapes. How much will they save a month under the new prices?


6. Company figured it needed 37.8 sq.feet of carpet for its reception room. To allow for waste, it decided to order 20% more material than needed. Fractional parts of sq.feet cannot be ordered. At Rs.9/- a sq.feet, how much would carpet cost?


7. On given day, a bank had 16000 cheques returned by customers. Inspection of first 800 cheques indicated that 100 of those 800 had errors and were therefore the available immediately for data processing. On this basis, how many cheques would be available immediately for data processing on that day?


8. If salesman's average is a new order every other week, he will break office record of year. However, after 28 weeks, he is six orders behind schedule. In what proportion of the remaining weeks does he have to obtain a new order to break record?


9. Two computers each produced 48000 public utility bills in a day. One computer printed bills at rate of 9600 an hour and the other at the rate of 7800 an hour. When the first computer finished its run, how many bills did the other computer still have to print?


10. Company rented machine for Rs.700/- a month. Five years later treasurer calculated that if the company had purchased the machine and paid Rs.100/- monthly maintenance charge, company would have saved Rs.2000/-. What was purchase price of machine?


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11. Average length of three tapes is 6800 feet. None of tapes is less than 6400 feet. What is the greatest possible length of one of the other tapes?


12. In library, there are two racks with 40 books per rack. On dya, 30 books were issued. What fraction remained in racks?


13. Suppose if clerk can process 80 cheques in half an hour, how many cheques can she process in a seven and one half hour day?


14. If cost of four dozen proof machine ribbons and five dozen accounting machine ribbons was Rs.160/-. If one dozen accounting machine ribbons cost Rs.20/-, what is cost of a dozen proof machine ribbons?


15. If in Monday banker processed batch of cheques, on Tuesday she processed three times as many, and on Wednesday she processed 4000 cheques. In the three days, she processed 16000 cheques. How many did she process on Tuesday?


16. From its total income, sales company spent Rs.20,000 for advertising, half of remainder on commissions and had Rs.6000 left. What was total income?


17. Suppose if a computer printer produced 176,400 lines in a given day. If the printer was in operation for seven hours during the day, how many lines did it print per minute?


18. Suppose if 12 file cabinets require 18 feet of wall space, how many feet of wall space will 30 cabinets require?


19. Man owns 2/3 of market research beuro business and sells 3/4 of his shares for Rs. 75000. What is value of Business?


20. Company installed 36 machines at beginning of the year. In March they installed 9 additional machines and then disconnected 18 in August. How many were still installed at end of year?


21. During in a week A programmer spends 1/4 of his time preparing flow chart, 3/8 of his time coding and the rest of the time in debugging the programs. If he works 48 hours during the week , how many hours did he spend debugging the program?


22. Suppose a 16 stored building has 12000 sq.feet on each floor. Company A rents 7 floors and company B rents 4 floors. What is the number of sq.feet of unrented floor space?


23. Average salary of 3 workers is 95 Rs. per week. If one earns Rs.115 and second earns Rs.65 how much is the salary of the 3rd worker?


24. Suppose if Rs20/- is available to pay for typing a research report & typist A roduces 42 pages and typist B produces 28 pages.How much should typist A receive?


25. A clerk multiplied a number by ten when it should have been divided by ten.The ans he got was 100.what should the ans have been?


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26. When answering this question it is very easy to state about a folder in two sentences for IBM JOB

When answering this question it is very easy to state about a folder in two sentences but the interviewer expects you to speak for at-least for ten minutes. You can state about the different commands in various programming languages, how information gets stored in a folder, how to retrieve information from various folders, basics of folders such as opening and closing, software`s availability to personalize folders, etc.

27. Try to be honest and do not fool the interviewer or fake your image.

Try to be honest and don't fool the interviewer or fake your image.
1) Why do you want to work with IBM and not any other company?
2) How many companies did you apply to?
3) Tell me about your family background?
4) How did your education back ground help you for a career in IT?
5) Explain about UNIX?
6) What is a folder and what are its various features?

28. When you are answering this question for IBM JOB:-

When you are answering this question the interview expects you to answer him for at-least ten to fifteen minutes. If you have done project on that particular language then do explain to him about the various features of that language which you incorporated into your project. It is better to speak until he asks you to stop. Don't forget that he knows much more about that particular language than you do.

29. Here are some questions asked during the IBM interview.

1) Gives an introduction about yourself (Tell me about your self)?
2) What makes us to hire you?
3) Explain about some important features of your project?
4) Why is it difficult for people to understand the basics of programming or software engineering?
5) Mention your weakness and strengths?
6) What are all the programming languages you know?
7) Tell me about your favorite programming language?

30. Section 3: -HR round or HR interview for IBM JOB

IBM focuses chiefly on the confidence level of the applicant. Whenever you are giving an answer to a particular question answer it with confidence and have clarity of thought. They ask you general questions but they observe you when you answer them.

31. It is very important to know about IBM

It is very important to know about IBM and the features of your job position you can expect questions about IBM and responsibilities about your Job.

32. It is good to prepare yourself on these following topics they are: -

1) UNIX important commands, features, uses, advantages over other OS.
2) Sorting programs in an Operating system, stacking layers, OS layers, important distinction between different OS.
3) DBMS, RDBMS, etc this is really important. Pick as many questions as you can.

33. Some of the questions asked during the IBM interview are as follows: -

1) What is RDBMS, DBMS and what is the difference?
2) Explain about a main frame and its uses?
3) What are stored procedures?
4) Explain some ways through which a database can be exploited?
5) What is data ware housing and state some features and concepts?
6) How do you use Hyperion? etc

34. The most important point to remember is cut off when the questions or the average rises then the cut off also rises proportionately

It is very important to answer correctly as many questions as you can.

35. Often the number of questions or allotment of marks for the written test does vary. In the written test you will have a total of 55 marks out of which 10 marks is awarded to English. The basic split up is as follows: -

Writing: -
1) English: -10 marks basic grammar related questions, synonyms, antonyms, prepositions, articles, questions on passages, comprehensive, etc.
2) Aptitude section: -Aptitude section consists of 25 marks and the general difficulty of the questions is also low. There will be 6 questions or soon venn diagrams, data sufficiency, normal match calculation, averages, percentages, etc.
3) General attention detail: - This section is very easy section and as the name applies you need to give detail on the question. General detail section consists of 10 marks.
4) Technical section: - Nothing to worry about this section

you will be asked on various basic fundamentals. You just need to prepare yourself on basics and fundamentals. This section carry`s 10 marks.

36. Pattern for the IBM interview process. Pattern of IBM is similar to other companies it has

1) Writing.
2) Technical interview.
3) HR round.