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Hi folks the paper was a mix of toughness, time constraint and easy questions.
To summarize it, it contained of two main sections:
1.The Aptitude section
2.The Technical section
People told me that there is sectional cut off of 60% in each of the two sections:
Now talking about the sub sections of the paper:
The Aptitude part consisted of 4 subsections.
The Technical part also consisted of 4 subsections.
Now ellaborating the paper, first it is a long brain and computer adaptation exercise, of nearly four hours.
Aptitude Section:
Ist Section: 18Qs in Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation questions in 30 mins.
This is a easy section u can easily do it, there is enough amount of time.
IInd Section: 16Qs in Quantitative Ability in 25 minutes, again a simple section
IIIrd Section: 25 Qs. in 20 minutes it is about pattern matching.
IVth Section: 60 Qs. in 6 minutes, there is negative marking, here u get a question which has some text and u have to select the same text among the 4 options.
speed is tested here in this fourth section, but a person can attempt about 30 to 40 questions depending on his/her speed.
NOTE: All the above sections are explained with good examples before u start the test so be cool and patient and read these options with ease and u can crack this section.
Techincal Section:
This section also has four subsections as follows:
Ist Section: This section is the Amdocs pseudo language section, be cool the name is the only scary part in this section nothing else, remaining is easy with a lot of time, u get 60 minutes in this section for 25 questions, but before u start off this section it is advisable to read the booklet that is given along with this section before starting this section, i had forgotten to do this but i believe still managed to get all questions right, it is basically a section of algorithm.
IInd Section:This section tests u on SQL queries, some are very simple some are tough, u get 20 minutes in this section, ample time to solve all questions.
IIIrd Section:This is a section on UNIX language, basically on different types of commands and some theoretical concepts, it also has 20 minutes.
IVth Section: This section is a choice betwee any one of the languages which is your favourite among the four given languages C/C++/Java/Cobol. This is also a section of 20 minutes.
NOTE: All the technical subsections have a lot of time for them to be solved easily within the time limit, provided u know them.
And in case there is only sectional cut offs then it is advisable to try to score the fullest or maximum in the first section(Amdocs pseudo language)

Mind u, u can take time off between sub sections of the main sections also so relax in between as well to keep ur efficiency...
In all the test is very long, it will take near to 4 hours to complete the full test, only advice is not to rush through the sections quicly as only once u click on the button next will the section start, so take some time off between sections get refreshed and then concentrate with full vigour in the sections.
All the best.....Amit Ganguli.


I attended Amdocs technical test before three months. The test comprises of 5-6 sections and the there is sufficient separate time
for each sections. The test is through there software " pilate". I have seen that many of you need the Amdocs papper. I don't remember
any question but i will explain the pattern in detail.

Be cool, the cut off for this is 60% absolute in this test that is easy to achieve,

Different sections:

->> PROGRAMMING SECTION:time : 1 hour ( sufficient)
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For this you will be given a booklet of 5-10 pages that contains the basics of Amdocs derived language ...very similar to C... Please read
it carefully before start attempting this section ( there is some problem in the software , so the time get started as u click on this section). So please first read it then start the test , even examples.

There are 5-6 main questions.. they are like algorithm.. you have to understand what to be done in the programme and there are 4-5 sub
questions for each main question. The subquestion are of fill in the blanks type, some are for pedicting the output ect.

->>LANGUAGE TEST : 20 que, 30 minutes
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In the begening you have to select any programming language like C,C++,Java. I appeared for C and the questions are easy. Time : more
than sufficient.

->> SQL /DATABASE TEST : 20 que: 30 min
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Easy one SQL commands, 1 que on views, 1-2 questions are on basic database.

->> UNIX : 20 que, 30 minutes
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Easy, basic UNIX COMMAND... read yeswant kanitkar book.. starting 5 chepters..

4-5 questins on general things like on protocols,TELNET ect.

->>PATTERN MATCHING SECTION : 60 questions , 6 minutes.
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This is unique,easy and scoring part. But the time is very very less.. u have to be very fast. Generally one can attempt 20-30 que only.....
But this is very important to score good in this section..


for ( ;x + 5*y >800 ; ++i+++)
is similar to
1.for ( ;x - 5*y >800 ; ++i+++)
2.for ( ;x + 5*y >800 ; ++i++)
3.for ( ;x + 5*y >800 ; ++i+++) CORRECT
4.for ( ;x + 5*y >80; ++i+++)

See here all the options are looking similar. You don't need to apply any logic, any calculation... just find the same "pattern" ... its quite hard to attempt in fraction of seconds. Your main consern in this section should be ACCURACY and TIME.

Perhaps there is NO NEGETIVE marking, so before 1 minutes just mark all ( note that there is separate time for each section, so in 6
minutes, this section will go out)

->>APPTITUDE TEST 20 que, 30 minutes

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The questions are quite good and need some practice. Time is main concern time and work
percentage and ration
profit and loss

->>NON VERBAL REASONING TEST 20 que, 30 minutes

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Good questions, little tough, time is concern.
Practice some RS Agrawal book.

questions are like...
- complete the sequence.. and 4 pictures are given in and the 5th one is to be chosen through the given options.

->>VERBAL REASONING TEST 20 que, 30 minutes

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There are basically the questions of data sufficiency and questions based on venn digramms... like

All A are B.
Some B are D.

Amdocs test has 2 sections

1. Aptitude consist of 4 sections n consisted of diagrammatic reasoning n non verbal stuff
2. Technical test consisted of 4 sections each of pseudocode,c,unix n sql all tests r computer based

The tests were :

1. Analytical reasoning: maths
2. diagrammatic reasoning: In this, we were given 8 diagrams and had to select the9th corresponding
dg frm the givn choices. U have to be very fast in this test.
3. problems to be solved using Venn diagrams.

4. This test was to check our adaptation to the computer screen.We had to solve abt 30 qs in 15 min.
U have to be very very fast in this also.
5. In this test we were given a booklet of abt 7-8 pgs in which there was the syntax of some
hypothetical lang, ( its syntax was somewhat like Visual Basic). This was very easy since the
whole syntax was given & u can refer to it. We were given almost 90-120mins for this test. If u
want u can rd the booklet before the start of the test.The qs consisted of programs for which
u have to find the o/p or where there is wrong syntax etc.
6. C test: Study pointers very well .
programming strengths. It also consists of qs on args of main function, i.e. argc and argv
7. SQL test: It consisted of sql queries mainly inner join, outer join ,group by statements etc.
8. Unix test: kernel, 1-2 qs on TCP/IP, basic commands ( more on commands).

Some Sample Questions


All birds are animals. All animals are four legged. Implications
a. All animals which are four legged are birds.
b. All birds are four legged
c. Some birds are four legged
d. Some birds are animals but not four legged.
1. a and b 2. b and c 3. only b 4. only d

All fat people are not dancers, food loving people are all fat .Find the contradictory statement?

The day before yesterday was WEDNESDAY then the day after 2morrow is? 3. A goes to the party if B goes
B goes to the party if C goes
C goes to the party if D goes
Totally how many will go to the party?

Mary's father's brother is Andrews Andrews daughter's son is Sunil Brothers name is Sam Who is Sam to Sunil?

If A>B,A<C>D,B<DFind the Shortest?

There are A,B techers and C,D doctors.Find the possible no of combinations that should not be repeated more than once?

There are 3 males and 2 females,find the possible no of orders that can be made by making the arrangement as in between two males one women is allowed to sit? 8.
Computer checking:

Unix Test

The syntax of command statement in UNIX 10. If the permission for a file is 000,then the file can be accessed by whom?

Where we can run two same programs on a UNIX console at the same time?

Which is the Shell of UNIX?

What is the number of the masked code ee@?

If we are terminated at the middle of the program execution in UNIX,what will happen to the program,it will (i) continue running
(ii) terminate
(iii)the o/p will be send to ur mail?

what is the command to connecto to remote terminals

what is the command to fetch first 10 records in a file

unix has the following features
a. multithreading
b. multitasking
c. ..

We are UPDATING a field in SQL and ALTER the row also.After giving the COMMIT command the system is crashed.What will happen to the commands given,whether it will UPDATE and ALTER the table or not?

How will add additional conditions in SQL?
C Test

How will u print TATA alone from TATA POWER using string copy and concate commands in C?

If switch(n)
case 1:printf("CASE !");
What will be printed?

How will u divide two numbers in a MACRO?