How To Get Job In Infosys As A Fresher? | Software Testing QA Job Can Be Your Gateway

If you are a fresh technical graduate then software testing QA job at Infosys is a very good role to get started your career in Infosys. With this position as your starting point you can later take your career to any direction. With HQ at Infosys Bangalore, it has branches at many cities in India and abroad.

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Infosys was started in 1981 and now is India’s second largest IT company with a market capitalization of $46.5 billion (2019). Infosys provides services in business consulting, information technology and outsourcing. It has a total employee strength of 228,000+ (2019), out of 37% is women. And 79% employees are software professional. Career in Infosys has become a common dream for majority IT graduates. Company’s most famous CEO was Mr. Narayan Murthy who led it during 1981 – 2002. So, "How do you find job in Infosys"?

What is the role of a Tester at Infosys?

Whenever a software is developed, in the initial stages, it has some bugs. For example. Software doesn’t give the expected output or sometimes it doesn’t work well with other software components. So, as a tester, your responsibility is to run that software in all possible scenarios and identify where it breaks. Finally you come up with a list of bugs and you ask development team to fix those bugs. That’s it. 

How to find open Software Testing QA job at Infosys?

All open job positions are listed on Infosys career page https://www.infosys.com/careers/apply/

When you land on this page, you have to select whether you are a Graduate or Experienced Professional. Now, on this career page, you need to select job titles which can vary across companies and if you are new to the IT industry, you might not know the titles. So here is the solution. Job titles for Testing role at Infosys are:

  1. System Engineer Trainee (Entry level position)
  2. Test Engineer (Entry level position)
  3. Test Analyst 
  4. Test Lead
  5. Project Manager
  6. Sr. Project Manager 
  7. Group Project Manager
  8. Delivery Manager

When you get a job at Infosys and your training begins, your title is System Engineer Trainee. After 3 months of training, when you are staffed on a live project, then your title changes to Test Engineer. It takes 2-3 years to become Test Analyst from Test Engineer based on your performance. Then another 3-4 years to become Test lead. You can become a Project Manager in next 3 years.

 

How to apply? 

Now, what is the best way to apply? Though applying online is the easiest way to apply but the best way is to network. Get in touch with someone working in Infosys them, if you already don't know someone you can always reach out to them on Linkedin and they may be able to help you. 

Every job position has a job Id listed, you have to share that job id and resume to get the referral. You can apply in following ways:

  1. Infosys does on campus college recruitments.
  2. Then there are OPEN DRIVES, where they allow everyone to come. 
  3. Networking – Referral
  4. Create your profile on Naukri.com and Monstor.com
  5. Apply on Company website

 

Interview Process of Testing Job at Infosys 

Written Test

If it is an on-campus recruitment drive then first step is Written Test. Why do they take this written test? Because usually 2000-3000 candidates attend the recruitment drive, so a written test becomes the best solution to test all of them together. Sometimes they also put restriction k only candidates with 60% can sit in their exam but it is not strict. They are quite flexible with this.

Topics asked in written test 

  1. Verbal Ability (Maximum weightage)
  2. Mathematical Critical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning
  3. Arithmetic Reasoning and Logical thinking 

Once you are shortlisted, you will be invited for a face to face interview. There will be 2 interview rounds.

  1. Technical Round:

    In this round, the interviewer would like to check your technical acumen. The questions asked usually are the basics of the subjects studied during college. 
    • If you are a Computer Science or IT student, then you will be asked about any one of your favorite programming language. So you can prepare C++ and JAVA.
    • If you are CSE or IT students, you will be asked to write code for a particular problem. 
    • For other students, you will be asked basic questions and not super technical.

    Important Coding Questions 

    1. Write a code on paper of converting a given number into words and a code for merge sort.
    2. How do you get even numbers from a series from 1 to 10?
    3. How do you reverse the string WELCOME (not by coding)? 
    4. You have eight balls all of the same size, 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weightings? 
    5. Describe how you've used encapsulation in the past.
    6. In sql, what is a join?
    7. Sql query for finding all names with A?
    8. How would you program a Sudoku solver?
    9. How to check if a number is prime

     

    Important Theory Questions

    1. Why is object oriented programming more common than function programming?
    2. Why are databases important? 
    3. Define OOPs concept from java?
    4. Difference between interface and abstract classes?
    5. What is DDL(SQL)?
    6. What is the difference between static and dynamic scoping?
    7. Describe the software development lifecycle. 
    8. Describe how you've used encapsulation in the past.
    9. What is Polymorphism?
    10. Write the logic for spiral matrix 
    11. 4 principles of OOP
    12. How does a hashmap work in java? 
    13. What is fail fast and fail safe?
    14. What is the best piece of code you have written and can you walk us through it.
    15. Difference between foreign key and primary key?
    16. How to apply validation for date in an input box
    17. What are return set in java
    18. What are abstract class in java 
    19. Explain the functionality of linked list?
    20. Explain different logic gates. 

     

    To classify the questions asked in broader topics, you can check out the following list:

    • Basic concept of OOPS

      1. Object
      2. Class
      3. Inheritance
      4. Polymorphism
      5. Extraction
      6. Encapsulation 
    • Fundamental concepts of Manual Testing

      1. Unit Testing
      2. System Integration Testing (SIT)
      3. User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
      4. Regression Testing
      5. Smoke Testing
      6. Types of Testing 
        1. Test plan
        2. Test Scripts
        3. Testing Methodology
    • Basic Knowledge of Automation Testing

      Study tools like Selenium. It is widely used tool for testing.

      Questions: 

      1. What is Selenium?
      2. Advantages of using Selenium for testing.
      3. What are best practices to use Selenium
    • Final Year Project:

      It is very very important. Do not ignore it. You should know in’s and out of your final year project. Prepare a 120 seconds introduction of your final year project. As soon as the interviewer asks “Tell me about your final year project”, you can impress the interviewer with a very crisp answer. So, here is the structure for your final year project:
      1. Problem statement
      2. Solution
      3. Assumptions Made 
      4. Project Methodology and Approach
      5. Test and Experiments conducted
      6. Risks involved and mitigation plan
      7. Final Results and Recommendation 

      Try this method and you will rock the interview.

    • Your 3 favorite subjects : 

      Interviewer is going to ask you 2-3 favorite subjects. So, before you go for the interview, just prepare 2-3 subjects thoroughly. Here the main motive is to check your confidence, which ever subject you pick you should be confident in answering the questions related to that. This question is more important for students from different branch than CSE or IT, so be prepared for it. Some of the questions that the interviewer may ask:
      1. What do you like most about this subject?
      2. What is your favorite topic in this subject?
      3. Tell me some real life implementation of this subject.
      4. What have you learnt in this subject?
      5. What you don’t like about his subject?
    • Resume: 

      Last but not least, Everything that is written in your resume. Be prepared to explain everything written in your resume. You should back your answers with proper facts and figures.

 

    • HR Round:

      The HR will ask you behaviourial questions and will try to access is you willbe able to keep up with the company culture or not.

      Important HR Questions

      1. Tell me about yourself
      2. What are your strengths and weaknesses
      3. What are your 5 year or 10 years goals.
      4. What was the biggest problem that you face in your college project and how you dealt with it?
      5. What do you do when you get stressed ?
      6. What do you do in leisure time
      7. Why infosys ?
      8. Apart from curriculum what other initiatives did you take to enhance your knowledge?