How to prepare for Infosys – The Complete guide

This article provides an insight of “how to prepare for infosys” from beginning to end.

Question Paper Structure

  • Online Test.( Duration – 95 Minutes.)
  • Three Sections.
  • Sectional Cut-off applied, No Negative marking.
  • Sections are to be completed one by one, can’t switch in between.
  • Auto saved once stipulated time is up for each section.
  • Can be switched into next section before stipulated time if the section is completed.
  • Attempt all Questions,Choose same answer option for unsolved/unknown questions.


  • Section – 1 (Quantitative Ability) –  Mathematical Critical Thinking, 10 Questions 35 Minutes
  • Section – II (Analytical Ability) – Reasoning, 15 Questions 25 Minutes
  •  Section – III (Verbal Ability) – English Communication, 40 Questions 35 Minutes

Section – I (Quantitative Ability)  To test Problem Solving and Analytical skills.

  • Time consuming, higher difficulty questions.  Focus is more on Numbers and Advance concepts like Permutation and Combination, Probability.
  • Few questions from topics like Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance.
  • One or two Crypt arithmetic Questions.
  • Other less important topics are: Mensuration, Ration & Proportion, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Cube & Cuboid,  Analytical  Puzzles (like seating arrangement).

Section – I: Strategy

  • 50 % of questions need in depth understanding of the concept and hence difficult.  Remaining 50% questions can be solved with sufficient practice.
  • Choose less time consuming 6 Questions and attempt with-in the first 15 minutes. Out of 6, 3 to 4 are very easy which can be solved in less than 5 Minutes.
  • Remaining 4 Questions can be solved in excess 20 Minutes. Expected Cut-off is 6 – 7 correct answers.
  • Key is to identify the 6 less time consuming questions.

Section – II (Analytical Ability)

    • Key areas are:
      • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph,Table Chart, etc.)
      • Data Sufficiency,
      • Syllogism/ Logically Following Questions.
    • Other areas are:
      • Data Arrangement.
      • Visual Reasoning
      • Puzzles.

Section – II: Strategy

  • Attempt Individual questions first, like questions from Syllogism, Data Sufficiency,Visual Reasoning and Puzzles. These questions doesn’t have common data to be solved and each question might take a maximum of 2 minutes to solve and a majority can be solved in less than a minute.
  • 9 such questions can be with-in first 15 Minutes.
  • Then attempt Data Interpretation, leave Data Arrangement to solve at last.
  •  Expected Cut-off is 10 – 11 correct answers.

Section – III (Verbal Ability)

  • Consists of two Reading Comprehension Questions (2*5 = 10 sub questions). The remaining 30 questions are from the following topics.
  • Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvement/Spot the Error (Approx 10 questions).
  • Sentence Completion Filler (underlined a part of sentence and asked to insert correct phrase in it from given 4 options) (Approx 7 questions).
  • Critical Reasoning/Theme Detection (Approx 6 questions).
  • Fill in the blanks covering Grammar, One word substitute, Preposition, Idioms/Phrases etc (Approx 7 questions).

Section – III: Strategy

  • Attempt Sentence Correction or Error Spotting and Vocabulary first. Next go for Reading Comprehension.
  • If you get a short passage better attempt it at the end because the questions will be tougher
  • Attempt lengthy passage first.
  • Don’t try to read and understand the passage completely.
  • You can comfortably attempt only the direct questions with-in 5 minutes and take a chance in the other type of questions since there is no negative marks.
  •  Last type of question is Critical Reasoning and try to attempt such 5 to 6 questions with-in 10 Minutes.
  • Expected Cut-off is 20 correct answers.

Sectional Cut-off Marks

  • Infosys maintains a standard 65% cut-off marks on each test during any training.
  • Same can be expected on Section – I & Section – II.
  • Actual cut-off is depends on the institute, which is determined by the Infosys itself.

Gradation of Institute

  • Record of Previous selected candidates.
  • Performance of the alumni of the institute at Infosys – major factor.
  • Percentage of students leave Infosys after completion of training.
  • Percentage  of  students  leave  Infosys  after  completion  of  1  year  of service

Cut-off Secrets

  • Cut off is actually determined on the spot based on the gradation of the institute and performance of examinees.
  • Cut – off may vary from 50% to 70% on Section – I & II

It is almost 90% you completed for getting selected at Infosys if you clear the first round (Online Aptitude Test) of Infosys.

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