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I would like to share my Sapient latest selection process.
Sapient First Round was online written test and it would have four secitons.

Verbal Ability
Logical Reasoning
Technical Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude

Each section will have 25 questions, so total 100 question in 130 min. Verbal ability section will have 25 questions in 25 min, however other section will have 25 questions in 35 min.
Each section will had individual cut-off. Sapient written test was adaptive test so you cannot go back to your previous answer.
Out of 200 students only 55 were selected.

Sepient Second Round will be Personal Interview (Technical)
If you want to crack this round than you should practice some good numbers of basic to standard puzzles.
For Me, first questions was one puzzle followed by 2 puzzle questions. Here I am shaing the list of all questions asked in this round by Interviewer.

Puzzles:
1) Puzzles: There are 49 Horses, and you have to organise a horse racing competition. Maximum of 7 Horses can be made to race at a time. How many minimum races you need to schedule the races such that we can find the horses with first, second and third positions? Ans= 9
2) Divide 6 eggs among 6 people and 1 egg still left in basket. How?(Ans. 6th person took the basket too with the last egg)
3) Three ants are moving on equilateral triangle, starting with corners. What is the probability that they never collide, given that their speed remains constant. (Ans. (6/8))

Other Technical Questions:
1) What is Bubble sort, Selections sort?
2) What is Shell sort, Counting Sort?
3) How to find a duplicate number in a fixed length array, provided that only one element is duplicated.
4) You are given a String, give the algorithm to find the number of occurrences of that string in the given paragraph.
5) Implement stack using Queues.
6) Give the Linked List Implementation of Stack.
7) What is ACID in Database management?
8) How is Durability maintained in Database?
9) Sorting algorithms and their time complexities.(you should know how to find the complixity, and for some sorting and searching you should remember.)
10) Concepts related to Having clause and when to use where and when to use having?
11) Difference between Delete and Truncate.
12) Write SQL query to select employer name from table, group by department number, and SSN= 24235?

Basically, puzzle solving skills has to be good and basic technical knowledge was required. I was selected for Sapient Third Round (i.e HR Round)

HR Personal Interview 3rd Round
He was really focussed on my CV. So always justify what is written in your CV. Don't Say I don't remember it now but I have done it in past, if you don't remember then don't write in CV. I mentioned in my CV - HTML, CSS, MySQL, JAVA project, Data Structures. So they asked me the questions on each Skill

1) Tell me About Yourself (He expected me to prepare a solid answer for this question, so prepare for it)
2) Why Sapient?
3) Why should I hire you, not others? What makes you unique?
4) Write the HTML code to change background colour, insert table and change its colour. Modify the code with CSS.
5) Write the program to swap two numbers.
6) Write the program to swap the two numbers without using third variable.
7) I made Info graphic CV that helped me to impress them, it made me stand out of crowd.
8) In Java you have 3 classes, Employer, subordinate and manager. How will you establish IS-A i.e. Inheritance Relationship between the three classes.
9) What is the difference between C and JAVA (OOPS)?
10) What are the files created after compiling C programs and Java Programs? What is the major difference between them?
11) What is my proudest moment in life?

I believe the attitude with which you respond matters, check on your conversational and interaction skills, as they play an important part for selection, be confident in what you know and tell clearly what you don't know , don't guess or give wrong answers instead.
All the Best!!