Samsung Placement Process and Paper Pattern

Samsung Placement Process and Paper Pattern

Samsung is a Korea based multinational company with worldwide operations. The headquarters are in the Samsung town of Seoul. Samsung is a wide stretched brand name with products ranging from electronics, mobiles, to tech assistance. The process for placement begins with a Global Samsung Aptitude test, the GSAT conducted by Samsung group.


- Minimum of 70% marks all throughout the career.
- BE/ME/MS/M Tech graduates can apply.
- Graduation from a reputed college.
- ECE/CS/IT/EEE/IS/E&I/Instrumentation/Telecom students are eligible.
- Minimum 6 month work experience in IT company.


The recruitment process goes through 4 stages, all of which must be cleared in order to get placed and get the final package quotes.


This comprises of 50 questions to be done in 50 minutes.

The questions are arranged in sets of 5 and comprises of 2 sections.

SEC 1: Data interpretation and Basic Quantification.

Data interpretation had 4 sets of questions while basic quantification had 5 questions.:

Q. If it costs x dollars for making certain item if quantity is 1000 and if quantity increase then the item is made using y dollars. If z number of items are made
which are greater than 1000 then what is the total cost.

Q. A is 10 km from B and C is 17 km from B. Then which option is true?

a)A is in between B and C.
b)B is in between A and C
c)C is in between A and B
d)a and b

Q. A and B are two stations 330km apart. A train starts from A at 8pm and travels toward B at 60kmph. Another train starts from B at 9pm. And travels owards A at 75 kmph. At what time do they meet?

a) 11am
b) 12pm
c) 11.30am
d) 11.45am

Q. Decode:
char *p;
printf(“%d %d “,sizeof(*p),sizeof(p));

Q. Decode:
printf(I=%d i=%d”,++i,++i)
Ans. vary compiler to compiler
Q. What will be the output?
int i=512;
Char *c=(char *)&i;

SEC 2: It is based on logical reasoning. This checks the IQ of the candidate, the presence of mind and ability to reason.

Q. Find out no. of 8,s preceded by 5 but not just followed by 3 in the series:


Q. If m people take d days to complete, then m+r people take how many days?

Q. A big university and a small college decided to make committees for inspection. Each committee has 3 members and there are 2 such committees, one from university and one from the college.

In each committee no two members belong to the same subject

Conditions for university:

M–Maths teachers
K–Natural Science.

For small college :

On the basis of this information answer the following:

1. If L is not included, then what are the possibilities of 3 member team
b) M,K,P
d) none of the above.

2. If M surveys, what other two members will be in the committee:
d) none of the above

2. The GSAT test is an elimination round. A new cut off is decided every year and those above the cut off are called for a technical exam.
This is a written test on technical aspects. There are 30 questions to be answered in 30 minutes.

Q. Out of the following which supports error checking and error correction in
data link layer?

a)802.2 LLC
b)802.3 CSMA/CD
c)802.4 Token Bus
d)802.5 Token Ring

Q. How many bits of IP address are required to make 8 subnets?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Q. Network equipments make hierarchy in which topology?

a) bus
c) ring
d) tree

Q. which of the following is not CDMA technology

a)DS-FH (Discrete spectrum-freq hoping)

Q. Minimun sampling frequency for 20-20kHz analog signal is
a) 20khz
d) 20hz

Following the second written test, the selected candidates enter the interview phase.

3. Technical interview:

Candidates are mostly asked questions on physics of fluids, pumps and motion. The computer skills are also tested and so is the command over computer languages.

Q. What is V-model?
Q. What is OOPS? What is its concept?
Q. What is polymorphism and write a program based on it.
Q. Write an algorithm for quick sorting.
Q. What is spanning tree?
Q. What is postfix expression?
Q. How will you get Postfix notation from tree through traversal?
Q. What is D- queue?Its application?
Q. What is Forward Declaration?
Q. What is PCB (Process Control Block) and its component?
Q. What is the value of EOF?

4. The last and final round after the tech interview is the most dreaded HR interview. The key to success is confidence and logic. The interviewer looks out for the candidates confidence, presence of mind, general knowledge, command over language and vocational skills.

After the final round, the selected candidates are given the quotation for placement.
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