How to prepare for Technical Test?

The 'Technical Test/Portion' of placement exams assesses your academic learning and knowledge. Generally, IT companies and core companies include technical questions in their written tests. In these tests, the focus is on quizzing the students on his core subject knowledge and assess the amount of academic effort he has put in during his graduation. In general, the questions asked focus on the basics of core subjects, and check your conceptual clarity. The best way to prepare for the technical tests is to review your subjects well and have a grasp of the fundamentals. At times, technical papers pose questions such as constructing a diagram, writing a short code/program, or solving some equations. For computer science students, you should revise flow chart techniques and acquire computer software literacy and the appropriate computer language training. The syllabus of the technical tests for companies varies according to the company domains and requirements. In the following section, you will find a list of representative topics that can be asked in the technical tests for various companies. The topics given below are only a representation of topics and do not include this as a complete list.

Computer Science/IT:

Various core companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Polaris software, HCL, etc. conduct technical test for computer science and IT engineering candidates. The syllabus generally includes questions from C Language Basics, Data Structures, Database Management System, Networking, Operating systems, JAVA, etc.
Technical questions that most of the IT companies include in their written tests are generally based on same syllabus. The areas from which questions are asked:

  • C Language Basics
  • Data Structures
  • Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Networking:
  • Operating Systems
  • JAVA
Electronics & Communication:

Core companies like Siemens, LG, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, etc, conduct electronics and communication paper. The syllabus of this paper includes questions from the following topics:

  • Computer programming
  • Basic electronics
  • Analog & Digital electronics
  • Signals
  • Control Systems
  • Microprocessors & Microcontrollers
  • Communication Networks, etc.
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Electrical Engineering:

Core companies like BHEL, BEL, SAIL, Schneider Electric, Reliance Communication, Honeywell India, Godrej Electronics, etc, conduct electrical engineering papers. The syllabus of this paper includes questions from the following topics:

  • Network theory
  • Analog & Digital systems
  • Electronic devices
  • Microprocessors
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • VLSI systems, etc.
Mechanical Engineering:

Core companies like L&T Construction, ONGC, SAIL, TATA group, Trident, Godrej group, etc, conduct mechanical engineering paper. The syllabus of this paper includes topics as given below:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Strength of Material
  • Machine Drawing
  • Theory of Machines
  • Automobile
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat transfer, etc.
Civil Engineering:

Core companies like L&T Construction, IOCL, SAIL, GAIL, NTPC, ONGC, etc, conduct a civil engineering paper. The syllabus of this paper includes question from:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Surveying
  • Engineering materials
  • Structural analysis
  • Foundation engineering
  • Hydraulics engineering, etc.
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