Test Pattern & Selection Procedure of IBM

About IBM:
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
IBM Selection Process:
In case of job recruitment, selection is the process to choose potential working persons for a company or organization. IBM Recruitment process includes a selection stage when decisions are made as to the viability of a particular candidate's job application. It directly affects the overall productivity of an organization. A right selection may increase the overall performance of a company & a wrong one may lead to material and financial loss. A perfect selection process can help to pick the most eligible candidates amongst all applicants. The Process of selecting candidates focuses on abilities, knowledge, skills, experience and various other related factors.
Stages of selection process to get recruited in IBM:
  • Written Exam
  • IBM Interview Process
    • Technical cum HR Interview
IBM Written test for
  • IBM GBS ( Global Business Solutions)
  • IBM GTS (Global Technological Solutions)
Written Exam
  • Academic Criteria
    • 65 percent or above in B.Tech, Class X and XII.
    • No backlogs at the time of interview
  • Test Pattern for IBM GBS:
    SectionNo. Of QuestionsTime Limit( in mins)
    Number Series1836-38
    Quant Aptitude1836-38
    Business Communication Test2220
    Total58100
Test Description :
  • The total time allotted to the written exam is 100 minutes. There is no negative marking in the paper
  • Verbal English section consists of short reading comprehension passages, basic grammar usage questions like fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, paragraph completion, sentence correction, vocabulary, sentence ordering etc. There is also a question on Email Writing.
  • Number series & Quantitative Ability section consists of 18 questions each based on topics like series, algebra, time & work, time, speed & distance, arithmetic, percentages, probability, permutation & combination, profit & loss, HCF, LCM, geometry, etc. This section is of moderate level.
  • Overall the level of the paper is moderate to difficult.
  • There will be no sectional cut off, over all cut off will be considered.
  • On screen calculator is also available in the exam
  • Only those candidates who clear the written exam will qualify for the next round.
Test Pattern for IBM GBS:
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Work Style Personality Test
Test Description :
  • Quantitative Aptitude section contains 18 questions with a time limit of 36- 38 mins.
  • Quantitative Aptitude sections consists of questions based on topics like profit & loss, ratios & proportions, percentages, probability, speed, time & distance, number system, and permutation & combination.
  • There is no such fixed syllabus for personality test.
  • In Personality test, you have to answer the questions as :
    1. Strongly agree
    2. Agree
    3. Neutral
    4. Disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
  • Overall the level of the paper is moderate to difficult.
  • There will be no sectional cut off, over all cut off will be considered.
  • On screen calculator is also available in the exam
  • Only those candidates who clear the written exam will qualify for the next round.
IBM Interview Process
IBM Interview process consists of Technical Interview and HR Interview. Following are the details of each phase:
  • Technical interview
    Questions related to specific technical fields are asked in this round. Questions may be based on specific knowledge about the company's technical activities; understanding of the technical work required to be completed as part of the job applied for or may enquire candidates to solve actual technical problems that they would be likely to face if employed.
  • HR Interview
    Final step to select a candidate as an employee is Interview as it helps to determine a candidate's personality. Questions can be of wide range starting from your introduction, Qualification, Experience, Industry specific experience, Courses done, your strengths and weaknesses, salary expectations, friends, family etc.
Clearing IBM Recruitment Process requires well-planned preparation with right guidance and motivation
Apply directly at http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/in/index.html
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the written exam

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