The recruitment drives by Capgemini included a written test, group discussion and two rounds of interviews (one technical and one HR interview). Placement questions by the company are always on the easier side with more importance given to quantitative aptitude section.
Below are three questions compiled based on the actual questions that were asked.
1.Six consecutive odd numbers added together give 888. Then find the average of the numbers.
Solution: Let the six consecutive odd numbers be a - 4, a - 2, a , a + 2, a + 4 and a + 6.
Adding all together we get 6a + 6 = 888. Solving we get a = 147.
Now sum of six consective numbers as per our first assumption = 6a + 6.
Hence their average = (6a + 6) / 6 = a + 1 = 146.
2. Certain amount is invested in Simple Interest Scheme. After 5 years the investor gets double his money. Then find the rate of interest per annum.
Formula for S.I = P x N x R / 100. Here P = amount invested, N = number of years and R = rate of interest.
When N = 5, S.I = P (only when interest becomes equal to amount invested, the amount can double.)
Hence the first equation becomes R = 100 / 5 = 20. Hence the rate of interest per annum = 20%.
3. Find the missing number in the sequence 2,5,10,_,37.
Solution: These kinds of questions are always recurring across placement papers of different companies. In this case the sequence closely resembles the series 1,4,9,25,36 with 1 being added to each of the elements. Hence the missing number would be 25 + 1 = 26.
Other problems were from usual sections like age, ratios, percentages etc. However most of the placement questions were very simple to answer.