Are there a lot of companies recruiting in December and January?

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Posting as I went through the FAQ and still couldn’t quite figure out the answers to my queries.

I wrote eLitmus for the first time last month and had the following
Verbal 69.66----GOOD (Considering anything over 60 is good)
Problem 37.10–BAD
Quant 30.69-----BAD
Applied to 10 companies. Naturally, no calls. (Bad pH score)

I took the test again last week and got
Verbal 57.52-----BAD
Problem 87.75–GOOD
Quant 82.13-----GOOD
Applied to 3 companies. Still haven’t heard from them.

My questions are this:

  • What scores are sent to the 3 new companies that I applied to, after the second test?
  • Is there any way I can apply to the 10 older companies but with my new score?
  • Will my Verbal score affect my chances of getting calls? As you know eLitmus is heavy on the Quants and Logical, so I chose to completely forgo the Verbal section until the very last 5 minutes.
  • Why are there companies only looking for 2018 batch freshers? I am a 2017 grad and naturally, I’m apprehensive as I see only 1/5th of the number of companies for 2017 grads, compared to 2018. Are there going to be companies coming for 2017 batch in December/January?
  • **Is there any way I can edit the resume after having applied to a company? **

Would be grateful if seniors, eLitmus staff or other 2017 grads can answer!

Thank you! :slight_smile:

1. What scores are sent to the 3 new companies that I applied to, after the second test?

New scores are always sent to the companies.


2. Is there any way I can apply to the 10 older companies but with my new score?

If the companies you applied to conduct another drive, they will be updated with your new score.


3. Will my Verbal score affect my chances of getting calls? As you know eLitmus is heavy on the Quants and Logical, so I chose to completely forgo the Verbal section until the very last 5 minutes.

Verbal score do not matter that much. But it totally depends on the company. Some may have a cut-off for Verbal.


4. Why are there companies only looking for 2018 batch freshers? I am a 2017 grad and naturally, I’m apprehensive as I see only 1/5th of the number of companies for 2017 grads, compared to 2018. Are there going to be companies coming for 2017 batch in December/January?

Now this is a tough question. I am hoping companies will do enough drive for us 2017 kids like they do every year. RIght now, they are taking interns since they will be joining in January itself. Once the academic year starts (sems), they won’t be able to recruit them as “interns”. Service based companied like Accenture and CGI this year have disappeared from eLitmus portal like the donkey’s horns*. (*refer hindi idiom). Usually they do 10 to 20 drive but 2017 has seen only 1.
No more in December. But January will surely bring drives for us. Mindtree has already announced a drive on 7th January.


5. Is there any way I can edit the resume after having applied to a company?

You cannot edit once applied. But upload you resume to eLitmus profile. In the next drive it will be sent to the company. I think this is a flaw in the eLitmus system. We should be allowed to edit application between drives. (Suppose I apply to MIndtree with location Kolkata. I do not get the call. I move to Bangalore for other interviews. During this, Mindtree does another drive. At this point I should be able to edit my application and set my new evaluation location as Bangalore, which is not possible. So I would eventually get a call with Kolkata as evaluation and have to either travel or decline)


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I posted this a whole month ago. I don’t know why it popped up now. In fact, this was my first post here, so it had to be approved by a moderator or something I guess.
And meanwhile my percentiles have gone down by 1% in one month. :rofl:
Great answer nevertheless!
Thanks! :smiley:

  • New scores are always sent to the companies.
  • If the companies you applied to do another drive, they will be updated with your new score.
  • Verbal score do not matter that much.
  • Now this is a tough question. I am hoping companies will do enough drive for us 2017 kids. RIght now, they are taking interns since they will be joining in January itself. Once the academic year starts (sems), they won’t be able to recruit them as “interns”. Service based companied like Accenture and CGI this year have disappeared from eLitmus portal like the donkey’s horns*. (*refer hindi idiom). Usually they do 10 to 20 drive but 2017 has seen only 1.
  • You cannot edit once applied. But upload you resume to eLitmus profile. In the next drive it will be sent to the comany.

Yes, this “Pending approval by moderators” is very annoying and I have lost well-written long post due to this.
Can you imagine writing a long post only to see it disappear. :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

My percentiles have decreased by 2% over the time span of 4 months.

Hey poornapragna_3423612, what you did to score that impressive percentile in quantitative and logical in second attempt??

I’ve answered this question. But it’s Pending for Approval by moderators. :expressionless: It should pop up soon.

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I will list down the differences between my first and second attempts, some tips, along with some basic gyan I learnt about eLitmus.

  • Prep
    I had not researched questions or prepared specifically for eLitmus. eLitmus is a tricky test because it tests your general ability to make things work and solve problems. It differs here from CoCubes, AMCAT, and the others. You can ace these with a few weeks of serious prep, but not eLitmus. It challenges your basics. Your 10th standard brain. I remember being taught a whole slew of ready-made formulas for every single thing from geometric shapes to permutation to probability to series and even formulae for all the special edge cases in between. This will not help. At least not in eLitmus. Unless you understand how and why a formula works for something and the fundamental principles governing it, you will not be able to successfully apply it to an eLitmus problem, as there will always be something you’ll overlook.
    So, the take away here is, clear your basics. All the way from (a+b)^2 to Probability and the like.

  • Prioritize
    This is a solid tip you can apply in your next pH test.
    Don’t attempt Verbal until the very last couple of minutes. My first time, I took maybe 10 minutes for Verbal in the end. Rookie mistake! Set aside not more than 3 - 5 minutes for it. Skip the RC part. Attend the simple grammar questions towards the very end of the booklet. But do not completely ignore it though, unless you want to end up with a negative or near zero percentile.

  • Experience
    It’s hard to get anything right the first time around. TBH I had even underestimated the test. I didn’t know what kind of questions to expect. I didn’t make the same mistake the second time.
    Do a little background run of some previous test problems after clearing your basics (See first point) a week before your test.
    I found mygeekmonkey.com to be the best resource for eLitmus.

  • Quality over Quantity
    In Quants and Problem Solving, accuracy is king. Remember the marking scheme. You very well can end up with a negative score if you guesstimate the answer.
    This is probably the most important tip in this list.
    The first time, I did maybe 15 questions, guessing the last 7 or 8 questions, in both sections. Didn’t work. Bad approach.
    In the second attempt, I did only 8 or 9 questions in total, but I was sure that it was right and that was right answer. This approach worked much better.
    If you do not know how to approach a problem, and see it through to the final answer, skip it.
    “Fail fast, move on.” approach is key here.

  • Miscellaneous Stuff
    The first time, I didn’t know the place and my Google Maps was acting buggy, I was tensed.
    I couldn’t find parking when I reached the venue, I was tensed.
    There were some random OMR sheet problems at the test center, I was tensed.
    All these seemingly trivial things add up and hold you back from giving your absolute best.
    So, figure out all these small things one day before your pH test in order to keep a calm and collected mind on test day.

That’s pretty much it. Hope it helped.
All the best! :+1::ok_hand:

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Thanks.
Apart from geekmonkey from where u prepared because that didn’t worked for me in my first attempt.

Do NOT pay any money to sites like mygeekmonkey or prepinsta for paid questions. Its a waste. Use their free content only!

Read my post here -

All the best! :slight_smile:

I did a only a few from mygeekmonkey. And as @wali_3319673 said, it is probably not going to help if you buy their solved papers.
But really, it doesn’t matter where you prepare from, as long as it covers the concepts.

To brush up basics, I mostly used RS Agarwal. You can find a pdf somewhere or even better, get the book.
If you can solve all the solved examples and some tricky ones, it will help for pH test.
To get a feel for the test, use indiabix.com or some other online site to do a bit of a mental jog.

Ok thanks for your guidance.

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