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Organization : Zycus
Position : Software Engineer

Zycus Interview Process

I applied at Zycus for the post of Software Engineer in person. The hiring process at Zycus consists of four rounds in total - Aptitude test, Group Discussion, Technical Interview and HR interview. The interview process took just two days.

Round 1 - Aptitude Test
The first round in the hiring process was the aptitude test. There were three distinct sections in the aptitude test - Puzzles and reasoning questions, English skill set test and technical questions. My English is not that good and thus I faced a bit of problem in that test but was able to score enough to get clear. The puzzles were easy and not much time taking. The technical questions were all very basic and easy.

Round 2 - Group Discussion
In the group discussion round, everybody was assigned a group. My group had six people in it and every one of them was a tough debater. The topic given was Increasing Crimes against Women. It was an expected topic and thus everybody seemed well prepared. There was a lot of discussion and even some heated arguments which was also expected. Four people out of my group including me were selected for the next round which was the technical interview.

Round 3 - Technical Interview
The technical interview lasted for about an hour. The interviewer began with the basic questions (too basic) and gradually increased the level of questions. The questions were good and moderately difficult. The pressure was not much as the interviewer was really nice and pretty professional with a lot of knowledge. Some of the questions asked to me:
Q1. Develop Application logic for creating an application like WinZip.
Q2. I was given a problem with image which was to be divided in 64 parts. I had to write a java algorithm so that it can be merged to form a single image again.

Round 4 - HR Interview
In the HR interview, I was questioned about the projects that I had done. There were some cross questions as well which were all based on the projects only. After that, I was asked about my strengths and weaknesses. Then I was asked why they should hire me and not someone else. After all that, an offer was made and there was no provision of negotiation. You can accept or reject the offer.

How to crack (get into) Zycus Interview

People at Zycus are quite professional. They know that they are hiring a fresher and they don't expect you to be a master mind. All they want to know is how serious you were during your studies which they can judge very well by your answers in the technical round. Also, they want those candidates who are serious for their career and are not just filling out the gaps.

But before the technical interview lays a group discussion which is an important round and will eliminate the ones who are just bookworms with loads of knowledge without actually being smart enough. So, you must perform and you must speak up in the GDs. They do eliminate many people in that round and thus you should start preparing.

For the technical round, they can ask you questions from anywhere but they won't be too difficult. Also, they will be willing to point you in the right direction if you are stuck anywhere while in a coding problem or anything like that. All they want is that you have enough knowledge and the will that they require.

Be prepared to answer some questions based on your resume in the HR interview. Be prepared with the questions based on your projects as well. The offer will be made after the HR round and sadly you can't negotiate if you are a fresher.

So, overall, the process is not difficult if you are a serious candidate with your basics clear and you have a smart approach towards things. My best wishes with all the candidates.

Thanks Anmol for sharing the details of your interview.
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Very Hard Math Question

There stand nine temples in a row in a holy place. All the nine temples have 100 steps climb. A fellow devotee comes to visit the temples. He drops a Re. 1 coin while climbing each of the 100 steps up. Then he offers half of the money he has in his pocket to the god. After that, he again drops Re. 1 coin while climbing down each of the 100 steps of the temple.

If he repeats the same process at each temple, he is left with no money after climbing down the ninth temple. Can you find out the total money he had with him initially?

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Game Of Dice Brain Teaser

A unique solo game of dice is being played. Two dices are thrown in each turn and the scores are taken by multiplying the numbers obtained.

Now talking about a particular game, here are the facts:
1) The score for the second roll is five more than the score for the first roll.
2) The score for the third roll is six less than the score for the second roll.
3) The score for the fourth roll is eleven more than the score for the third roll.
4) The score for the fifth roll is eight less than the score for the fourth roll.

Reading the above facts, can you tell the score for each of the five throws?

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Logical Interview Problem

Jonathan has three boxes containing milk chocolates and dark chocolates. The problem is that all of them have been labeled incorrectly as follows.
Box1: Dark Chocolates
Box2: Milk Chocolates
Box3: Dark Chocolates and Milk Chocolates

How will he label all the boxes correctly by just opening one box?

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Whats The Temperature Rebus

Below rebus represents the current Temperature.


What is the current Temperature ?

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Spatial Trivia Physics Puzzle

As shown in picture, there are four gears with the following specification
* Gear A has 60 teeth
* Gear B has 40 teeth
* Gear C has 20 teeth
* Gear D has 60 teeth
* Every minute, Gear B makes 15 complete turns.

What is the relative speed of Gear A and Gear B?

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IAS Interview Problem

I need to divide numbers from 1 to 9 into two group such that sum of numbers in one group is equal to the sum of other group.
Note : 6 cannot be flipped over to make it 9.

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Tough Two Jug Measuring Puzzle

I got two jugs of
A) 11 liter
B) 6 liter

How can I measure exactly 9 liters ?

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Maths Magic Riddle

I can prove why 1 = 2

Step1. Lets say y = x
Step2. Multiply through by x xy = x2
Step3. Subtract y2 from each side xy - y2 = x2 - y2
Step4. Factor each side y(x-y) = (x+y)(x-y)
Step5. Divide both sides by (x-y) y = x+y
Step6. Divide both sides by y y/y = x/y + y/y
Step7. And so... 1 = x/y + 1
Step8. Since x=y, x/y = 1 1 = 1 + 1
Step9. And so... 1 = 2

How is this possible ?

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Riddle 1 - 1 !=3

Can you move four matchsticks to make the equation true?

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The Elf Logical Puzzle

A wicked sorcerer felt enmity towards elf and thus he chooses four among the rest of the elf's and concealed them. The elves are concealed in the ground in a manner that apart from their head the rest of their body was underneath the ground. The elf's are unable to move their body and can only see in that direction that they are facing. All the elf's are concealed underground in such a way that they form a straight line and among those four elf's that are concealed underground one of the elf is detached form the other three elf's via wall. The entire elf's are in the same direction. The elf that is the furthest can only see the heads of its friends in front and a wall. The elf that is second last can only see one head of his friend and a wall. The second elf can only view the wall. The elf can see nothing.
The sorcerer understands the situation and tells the elf's that he has placed hats over their heads. Among the hats places two hat are blue and the other two are red. Among all the four elfs one of the elf has to guess that which colour hat is he wearing. If the elf answers correctly then he shall be set free or else he will have to dig beneath the ground till the very last.

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