iGate Placement-Paper

C skills  Questions

1. find(int x,int y)
{ return ((x call find(a,find(a,b)) use to find
(a) maximum of a,b
(b) minimum of a,b
(c) positive difference of a,b
(d) sum of a,b

2. integer needs 2bytes , maximum value of an unsigned integer is
(a) { 2 power 16 } -1
(b) {2 power 15}-1
(c) {2 power16}
(d) {2 power 15}

3.y is of integer type then expression
3*(y-8)/9 and (y-8)/9*3 yields same value if
(a)must yields same value
(b)must yields different value
(c)may or may not yields same value
(d) none of the above

4. 5-2-3*5-2 will give 18 if
(a)- is left associative,* has precedence over –
(b) – is right associative,* has precedence over –
(c) – is right associative,- has precedence over *
(d)- is left associative,- has precedence over *

5. printf(“%f”, 9/5);
(a) 1.8,
(b) 1.0,
(c) 2.0,
(d) none

6. if (a=7)
printf(” a is 7 “);
printf(“a is not 7”);
(a) a is 7,
(b) a is not 7,
(c) nothing,
(d) garbage.

7. if (a>b)
else s2;
s2 will be executed if
(a) a<= b,
(b) b>c,
(c) b<=c and a<=b,
(d) a>b and b<=c.

8. main()
inc(); ,inc(); , inc();
{ static int x;
printf(“%d”, ++x);
(a) 012,
(b) 123,
(c) 3 consecutive unprectiable numbers
(d) 111.

9. preprocessing is done

(a) either before or at begining of compilation process
(b) after compilation before execution
(c) after loading
(d) none of the above.

10. printf(“%d”, sizeof(“”));
(a) error
(c) garbage
(d) 1.

int a=5,b=2;
printf(“%d”, a+++b);

(a) results in syntax,
(b) print 7,
(c) print 8,
(d) none,

12. process by which one bit patten in to another by bit wise operation is
(a) masking,
(b) pruning,
(c) biting,
(d) chopping,

13.value of automatic variable that is declared but not intialized
will be
(a) 0,
(b) -1,
(c) unpredictable,
(d) none,

14. int v=3, *pv=&v;
printf(” %d %d “, v,*pv);
output will be
(a) error
(b) 3 address of v,
(c) 3 3
(d) none.

15. declaration
enum cities{bethlehem,jericho,nazareth=1,jerusalem}
assian value 1 to
(a) bethlehem
(b) nazareth
(c)bethlehem & nazareth
(d)jericho & nazareth

16. #include
void main()
char buffer[82]={80};
char *result;
printf( “input line of text, followed by carriage return : “);
result = cgets(buffer);
printf(“text=%s “,result);
(a) printf(“length=%d”,buffer[1]);
(b) printf(“length=%d”,buffer[0]);
(c) printf(“length=%d”,buffer[81]);
(d) printf(“length=%d”,buffer[2]);

17. Consider scanf and sscanf function , which is true

(a) no standard function called sscanf
(b) sscanf(s,…) is equivalent to scanf(…) except that
input charecter are taken from string s.
(c) sscanf is equivalent to scanf.
(d) none of above.

18. #include
char line[80];
scanf(“%[^ ]”,line);
what scanf do ?
(a) compilation error . illegal format string.
(b) terminates reading input into variable line.
(c) and (d) other two options.

19. problem was big so i couldn’t remember . simple one.

20 . ceil(-2.8) ?
(a) 0
(b) -3.0
(c) -2.0
(d) 2

21. for( p=head; p!=null; p= p -> next)

(a) program run smooth.
(b) compilation error.
(c) run time error.
(d) none of above.

22. int x[3][4] ={
(a) x[2][1] = x[2][2] =x[2][3] = 0
(b) value in fourth column is zero
(c) value in last row is zero
(d) none of above.

23. Problem was big so I couldn’t remember. Simple one.

24. main ()
printf(“%u” , main());
(a) print garbage.
(b) execution error
(c) printing of starting address of function main.
(d) infinite loop.

25 . int a, *b = &a, **c =&b;
** c= 5;

(a) doesnot change value of a
(b) assign address of c to a.
(c) assign value of b to a.
(d) assign 5 to a.

26. Problem was big so i couldn’t remember . simple one.

27. Problem was big so i couldn’t remember . simple one.

28. Answer : swapping of values .

29. Simple one.

30. i =5;
i= (++i)/(i++);
printf( “%d” , i);
prints ,
(a) 2
(b) 5
(c) 1
(d) 6

More Technical Questions

1. One Nibble =?

2. Hexadecimal and Octal representation of 1024?

3. What a compiler does?

4. DOS? (Whether Graphical interface or Character interface and two more

Choices are given)

5. CPU – abbreviation

6. Fortran used as ( Ans : Scientific Language)

7. ASCII character set ? (total number)

8. Windows NT- What NT stands for?

9. Which is not an input device ? (keyboard, Disk, Mouse,Lightpen)

10. Which is not a pointing device ?( mouse,Joy stick,lightpen none)

11. Microsoft Chief ?

12. 4GL ? (Fortran,SQL,ADA, ….)

13. Father of Computers?

14. Which of them is Object Oriented Language.?

15. Power PC is the product of ? (Microsoft,IBM,Apple,Motorola,Intel)

(A combination of any correct 3 companies)

16. Latest processor used ? (Pentium, Power PC, Pentium pro,none)

17. MS Word is ?

18. First Super Computer built in India. (Ans : param)

19. Which of the following companies donot manufacture chips?

(Microsoft, Motorola, Intel, HP)

20. LAN – abbrevation

21. WAN – abbrevation

22. Modem is ? (related to electrical hardware.- Like Modulator &demodulator)

23. FDD – abbrevation ( floppy Disc drive)

24. BIT – abbrevation

25. Information is ? (message, data,processed data,none)

26. Which is not networking ?(internet, Ethernet, arcnet,none)

27. One Gigabyte =?( 2 power30 , 2 power 20 ,2 power 10 none)

28. Which of the following is not RDBMS ? (sybase, SQL,Acess,none)_

29. Oracle is ? (Ans : Relationasl Data Base Management System)

30. In Oracle, Table means ( Ans : Collection of records)

31. DMA – abbrevation (Direct Memory Access,Discrete memory Access,

Disk memoryaccess)

32. What is meant byStatic Variable ?

33. What is meant by QUEUE? {refer any data structures text}

34. What is meant by STACK? {refer any data structures text}

35. The processor used in first IBM PC? (8086,8088,zig4,intel)

36. Difference between 80286 and 80287

37. In bubble sort , no. of comparisons required ?(ans : formula : N*(N-1)/2)

38. No. of comparisons of an item in 100 items by binary comparison?

( 10,25,50 100)

39. CRT – (Cathode Ray Tube)

40. No. of entryvalues are there in ideally in a subroutine.

41. Binary tree?

42. Flow in one direction ? (Single linked list,Double linked


43. Electron screen size ? (here, 2 lines of algorithm is given.

Name the algoirithm)

44. Which is not storage device.? (printer,CD ROM,Disk,none)

45. A question regarding memory ? ( least used memory,recently unused


46. ISO – (International Standard Organisation)

47. HTML – (Hyper Text Makeup Language)

48. Flow chart for factorial N? (ans :choice a)

49. What is meant by Recursion ?

50. Struct(s)

{ int a;

long b;


Union (u)

{int a;

long b;


Print sizeof(s)and sizeof(u) if sizeof(int)=4 and sizeof(long)=4

51.Switch (i)


case 1


case 2


break; ( ans : 1,2,3,none)

case 3


Output of i after executing the program

52. char S;

char S[6]= ” HELLO”;

printf(“%s “,S[6]);

output of the above program ? (0, ASCII 0, I,unpredictable)

53. Unsigned char c;

for ( c=0;c!=256;c++2)


No. of times the loop is executed ? (127,128,256,infinitely)

54. int i;



i=i+1; <====== PASCAL PROGRAM

print i;



No. of times the loop is executed?

55. Convert (int A,var ,int B;int c)






Convert (inta,b,c)





} convert (

A,B,c) ?




56. Procedure A



end <====== PASCAL PROGRAM

Procedure B No. Of errors in the program ?(1,2,3,none)




57. int i;






} else




output of the program ? (4,3,unpredictable,none)

58. what is FAT?.

File allocation table


Total 44 questions are there.

1. How many degrees hours hand rotate in 10 minutes?

2. 1/(10 power 18) – 1/(10 power 20) = ?

3. 0 <x < 1: Which is greater ? (1/(x square),1/x,x,x square)

4. c=a/b ; a-1=c What is the relation between a&b

5. N = ((8.42)**2)*(95. ….)/((0.982)*(64…..)**2)

If N contains the first three digits as 988,Which of the following is the

nearest answer (9.88,98.8,988,none)

6. The sum of 7 consecutive odd integers with 27 as the fourth number.

7. (66666666666666)**2 + 888888888888=?

8. 2486724…… Express it in product of 3 numbers.(The given number

is not exactly correct. Choices are given. Very easy)

9. Radius of sphere is increased by 50%. By how much percentage is surface

area is increased.

10. In which of the following , 2 as a common factor , can be eliminated.

Ans : log(x square)/log(y square) = log(x)/log(y)

Antonyms :



13. & 14. – Sentence correction

15, 16 , 17 – Spelling Mistakes

18, 19 – Two Questions

6 letters are assigned certain numbers.

In each qusetion , 4 combination of digits are given . Of which , which gives

a meaningful word.

20 & 21. – 4 sentences will be given in each question. Arrange them in

logical order .

22. 5 straight lines are cut in a circle. A question regarding this.

Reasoning :

a) If statement A alone is required

b) If statement B alone is required

c) If bothe statements A & B are required

d) Neither

23. Does Mr. Mathew give tution ?

A) MAthew is a teacher

B) In school, the teacher is not expected to give tutions.

24. There is no power cut in advanced country

If T is a city, Is there power cut in that city?

A) Z is a advanced country

B) T ia a capital city of country Z

25. Tanzanians are in East Africa. Tanzanizns are good in either Education ,

Dance or Music

A) Tanzanians are good at Education

B) East Africa are good at dance & Music.

Remaining questions 26 – 29 are of the same type.

30. On onw day, 14 children are admitted in a school by their mothers.

2 are sisters, 3 are brothers,2 are brother and sister and 2 are twins.

The rest are singles. How many mothers came? (5 , 7, 9, 14)

31. Problem Cisterns & pipes.

It will take 8hrs to fill a cistern. But due to leak at the bottom, it

take 10 hrs to full it. In how many hrs, th eful tank will be emptied

because of leak.? (18,8,40,10)

32. Question regarding men & work

A does alone a work in 4 days

B does alone a work in 8 days

C does alone a work in 10 days

A & B together ——

C & B together ——

33. In 3.5 Kg rod , there is 74% silver. If it is alloyed with a 0.5 Kg rod, the % of silver goes p to 84%. The percent of silver in 0.5 Kg rod?

34. Two chords of lengths 2L1 and 2L2 are drawn in a circle. Their lengths are inversely proportional to the straight distance joining the centre.

Find the radius of circle.

35. A Kg of tea costs Rs 49.50 . But the supplier gives 10 gms less for every Kg he sold. What is the actual cost.

36 – 40

A question on transportation table. 5 questions were given.




A X 12 8 20 6


B 12 X 12 5 9


C 20 8 X 4 7


D 3 15 6 X 10


E 12 5 8 3 X


A,B,C,D,E denote the stages.

X denote the start of the stage.

The bus goes from A to E and E to A woith back stops at B,C, & D

For each the charge is Rs.0.70

The numbers in the table are how many passengers are there in the bus upto that stage.( the numbers given the table are not correct)

36. Total no. of passengers in onward journey

37. Total amount in the conductors bag just before the bus reachesthe stage C

38. How many Rs. 1.40 tickets are issued to passengers in backward journey.

39. If the bus breaks down between the stages C & D , the amount refunded topassengers.

40. If the ticket costs Rs.1.50, how much is the profit in Backward journey.

Remaining 4 questions may be from English.


1)At 6’o clock  ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks was 30sec. How much time it takes at 12’o clock.

Ans. 66 sec. 2 marks.

2)Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total no.of remaining bullets is equal to that of has after division. Find the original number divided.

Ans. x x x

x-4 x-4 x-4

3x-12 = x

x= 6

ans is 18 2 marks

3)A ship went on a voyage after 180 miles a plane statrted with 10 times speed that of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting point.

Ans. 180 + (x/10) = x

x = 20

ans is 180+20 2 marks

4) Fill the empty slots. played won lost draw Goals for Goals against

A 2 2 *0 *0 *7 1

B 2 *0 *1 1 2 4

C 2 *0 *1 *1 3 7

the slots with stars are answers. 4 marks

BC drew with 2-2

A won on B by 2-0

a won on C by 5-1

5) There are 3 societies a,b,c. a lent tractors to b and c as manyas they had. After some time b gave as many tractors to a and cas many as they have. After sometime c did the same thing. the end of this transaction each one of them had 24.Find the tractors each orginally had.

Ans a had 39 b had 21 c had 12 4 marks

6) There N stations on a railroad. After adding x stations 46 additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.

Ans. let N(N-1) = t;

(N+x)(N+x-1) = t+46;

trail and error method x=2 and N=11 4 marks

7)Given that April 1 is tuesday. a,b,c are 3 persons told that their farewell party was on

a – may 8, thursday

b – may 10,tuesday

c – june 8, friday

Out of a,b,c one is only correct one of the regarding month,day,date.Other told two correct and the third person told all wrong.What is correct date,month,day. 5 marks

8)There are 4 parties. df,gs,dl(depositloss),ew ran for a contest. Anup,Sujit,John made the following statements regarding results.Anup said either df or ew will definitely winsujit said he is confident that df will not winJohn said he is confident that neither ew nor dl will win the result has come. only one of the above three has made a correct statement. Who has made the correct statement and who has won the contest. 5 marks.

9)Five people a,b,c,d,e are related to each other. Four of them make One true statement each as follows.

i) b is my father’s brother. (ans. d said this)

ii)e is my mother-in-law. ( b )

iii)c is my son-in-law’s brother. ( e )

iv)a is my brother’s wife. (c)

10 marks.

10) All members of d are also members of a

All ” e ” d

all ” c ” both a and b

not all ” a are members of d

not all ” d ” e

a)which of all following statements must be true

1) There are more common members between c and a than between

c and e

2) There are more members in a than in c

3) There are more members in a than in e

i) 1 only ii) 3 only iii) 1,2 only iv) 2 and 3 only v)1,2,3

b)Which of all the following can be inferred from the statements above

1)Some members of d are also members of b

2)All members of e are members of a

3)All members of a are members of b

4)Some members of d are not members of c

5)All members of b are members of c

i) 1 only ii) 3 only iii)2 only iv) b and d only v)d,b and a only

d)Which of the following is not possible

i)Some members of e are also members of c but are not members of b

ii) ” ” d ” ”” both c and b

iii)all ” e ” ” a

iv)some ” d are not ” a

v) ” e are ” b

1) i only 2) iii only 3) i and iii only 4) all the above 5)none

e)if all members of b are also members of c then

i) all members of a are also members of b

ii)all ” ” c

iii) ” b ”’ a

iv) some members c ” e and b

v) ” ” d and b

1) ii only 2) iii and iv only 3) iii only 4) ii and iv only


11) Boys are allowed to watch football at C.V.Raman auditorium subjected to conditions.

i)the boy over age 16 can wear overcoat

ii)no boy over age 15 can wear cap

iii)to watch the football either he has to wear overcoat or cap or both

iv) a boy with an umberella or above 16 or both cannot wear sweater.

v) boys must either not watch football or wear sweater.

What is the appearance of the boy who is watching football.

Iam sending the Tata Ibm paper by three parts. Some more

paper will be sent by Bhadram. Here is the first part


12. After the following command is executed

$ ln old new

a listing is performed with the following output

$ls -li

total 3

15768 -rw-rw-rw- 2 you 29 sep 27 12:07 old

15768 -rw-rw-rw- 2 you 29 sep 27 12:07 New

15274 -rw-rw-rw- 1 you 40 sep 27 09:34 very old

Which of the following is true

a) Old and new have the same i-node number ,2

b) Old and new have the same i-node number ,15768

c) Old and new have nothing to do with each other

d) Very old and new are linked

e) Very old and old are linked

29) Which of the following is true about fork ()

a) It transforms an executable binary file into a process

29) Which of the following is true about fork ()

a) It transforms an executable binary file into a process that overlays the process which made the fork ()system call. No new process is created Ans B;

b) Causes the creation of a new process the CHILD process with a new process ID.

c) Causes the creation of a new process, the child process wit the same process ID as the parent

d) fork() has nothing to do with processes.

e) fork() is not a system call

1)which message is displayed when a window is destroyed


ans: check your self may be B


ans:we don’t know

3)which is the message used to limit the size of the window



3)until |who|grep  mary do step 60 done

a)is syntactically correct

b)waits 60 sec. irrespective of mary being logged in or not

c)waits until mary is logged in

d)waits till mary exists



4)the unix system call that transform an executable binary file into a process:

ns: we don’t know

5)fork() is a system call causes

ans: causes the creation of a new process , the child person with a new process ID


{ char *


char y[]=”add”;

char *z;

z=(char *) malloc(sizeof(x)+size of(y)+1)





ans:Add+string=addstring (if it is in caps also true)

7)char *(*(*a[n]())();

ans:d)an array of n pointers to functions returning pointers to functins returning pointers to charecters

8)interprocess command in unix be achieved by

a)pipes b)messages c)semaphores d)shared memory e0all

ans: E (all)


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