AON Hewitt: Placement Exam Experience

Hii guys, I got through in a company called AON Hewitt. My experience is as follows.

Written Test-60 questions in 60 minutes
*English was lengthy-took almost half hour
*Logical Reasoning-Hardly could attempt 10 questions
*Arithmetic-am not very good at it. So , barely managed to do 5 of it. As there was no time left
Due to no negative marking, I just tick marked remaining questions randomly.
I was keeping my fingers crossed as the attempt was just mediocre .

But I was happy to find out that I had cleared the paper, perhaps because of low cut off. It was 24 out of 60.
The written test was followed by Group Discussion.
An extremely humble lady , Hear HR of the company gathered half of the selected lot in a room. She explained us that she is here just to find h out
Who all amongst the present candidates have their English Speaking Skills sufficiently well to put across their point. She gave us a Simple topic “MY COLLEGE LIFE”. Each one of us was suppose to speak on this topic one by one. So it was actually not a GD.
Major mistakes students made:
• Each person was required to speak for about 30 secs to 1min only.

Criteria for shortlisting for GD was whether the candidate is able to communicate in simple english or not.
So be careful, be alert…as such small mistakes can lead to huge disasters.
Next was the Interview Session. There were two rounds of Interviews
• Technical Interview
• HR Interview
The person taking my technical interview was a polite and friendly fellow
He started off , asked me to introduce myself . Then asked me to narrate an experience of life where my thought process has not matched with that of my father.
I narrated.
Sir-Tell about your training project
Sir-Is it ok to leave one technology on which u worked for 6 months and jump to another ?
Me-I think it’s a great idea to discover and learn, implement new things
Sir-But u’ll obviously leave the job after two months if you get bored with the new technology that we teach.
Me-The agenda of my life is hard work & commitment, so even if it appears boring…I have to do means I have to do.
Sir-Various questions regarding OS, SQL,OSI model, C, C++, SDLC, Testing Types etc.
Me-I knew most of them
Then he asked me to write a program in C++ to generate random numbers, non consecutive numbers without sequence.
Me- Sir as far as computer is concerned, we will have to give some sequence but it has to be such that a common man can’t identify it.
Me-I wrote something and said ”All that we can conclude is that we will use recursion in it”
He was happy as this is what he was looking for, He asked me few puzzles. Some of them I could answer. Simple puzzles like…
*I have put three equidistant dots, can u put 4?
*Can u draw 5 circles with a line passing through their centers without lifting your pen.
*Gave an arithmetic statement saying, put brackets on it such that answer=18

Then he recommended me for the next round. I was really happy to know this.
HR Interview:
This was completely a stress interview. At 12.00 o clock at night. Snowy cold weather, fifteen hourse since we were in the campus (from morning 9 am)
He asked me all possible questions like:
• Why should I be going away from my home town, will my parents allow
• How will I go home at this time
• How far is my house from college
• Three things I learnt in that day since morning
• Where would I rate myself in C++ and JAVA on a scale of 1 to 10, Why more in JAVA and less in C++
• What do I know about Hewitt?
The crux is that whatever u answer
• Justify it, if needed….It should not appear contradictory to your own statements told in some other answers
• Keep smiling, however rude he may get, however fast he may bombard questions one after the other
• Do not bluff
• Do not use very strong statements
I Think it was because of these reasons that he shortlisted my name in list of selected candidates.
All the Best
Shruti Mehra

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19 Responses to AON Hewitt: Placement Exam Experience

  1. Mannu says:

    Hi Shruti…..
    I wanna to ask u one question….please reply as soon as possible….
    How much u will get (Salary) during your training period?
    My written is also cleared,I am waiting for interview call which I think will be in this week…..I will try my level best to be in aon Hewitt.
    Please give me some further tips….and thanks for sharing your experience.

    • Shruti Mehra says:

      hii Mannu,
      I will be getting 2.3 lakh + medical benefits+ transportation + Insurance policy(on annual basis) for first one year. Then, onwards appraisal depending upon performance.
      Further tips for Interview:
      Just be really balanced at the time of interview, do not bluff….incase there is a need to do that justify whatever u say. Sit up-right, erect. Be calm. DO not loose your smile even if it is raining questions…that too in a rude manner. Just have a pleasant smile. All the best.

      • Mannu says:

        Hii Shruti,
        Thanx for the post…..
        now I’m confident enough to crack aon hewitt interview…..
        Probably we both will met at aon hewitt.
        Be happy always and keep posting informational stuff.

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  2. kinshu says:

    hey shruti i am an electronics student .I have cleared the written exam and i am wwaiting for the inteview call. I am very nervous as i only know the basics of c language and i am not gud at programming.what are my chances of getting selected.

  3. Shruti Mehra says:

    Hii Kinshu
    First of all, drop all judgements and prepare with a positive attitude.
    Also go through basics of c++ , os & DBMS. have thorough knowledge of your 2months and 6 months training project.
    Remember “Karam kar, fal ki chinta na kar” Do the effort…result will be whatever is best for you.
    Be Confident.
    All the best.

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  7. ROHIT GHAI says:

    hey social worker…thankx for motivating us…after reading ur entire experience nd ur thoughts i myself gained a lot f confident….thank U so much for this short picture bout interview @ AON Hewitt…:-) THanks Again

  8. arun mangla says:

    hi shruti,
    i also got placed in aon hewitt on 9th jan 2011 in campus recruitment drive conducted at Lovely Professional University, punjab. but still i have not got any offer or joining letter. can you please help me anyhow?if possible then please reply me via mail

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  10. ruchi says:

    need to knw about aon hewiit

    recuriting process

  11. Arpit says:

    Hi shruti
    I also had cleared all the levels and short listed among the selected candidates
    For the post of SCA. What I want to know is that as son Hewitt visited our university on 02 dec 2011 and after that there is a rumour that there will be one more puzzle test for the short listed students is it true did u also have to go through this too. One more thing how’s the working experience and is testing job is better or development jobs as I had also cleared in newgen software ltd and they are offering software engineer post compared to system configuration analyst post in son hewitt? Hope to hear from you soon.

  12. bhuvi says:

    Hai Myself Bhuvi…

    Day after tomorrow Aon hewitt interview… I don’t know how to prepare what type the questions will ask n all.. so please help me…

  13. Pallavi says:

    Hello !

    I just wanted to know if you know of any other GD topic that was asked in some other lot ?
    It’d be really helpful of you. Thankyou!

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