HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies Limited is an Indian multinational IT services company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Originally a research and development division of HCL, it emerged as an independent company in 1991 when HCL ventured into the software services business. HCL Technologies ( earlier Hindustan Computers Limited) offers services in the following fields –

  • Business process outsourcing (BPO)
  • Remote infrastructure management
  • IT Consulting
  • Enterprise transformation
  • Engineering and R&D.

C Vijayakumar is the President and CEO of HCL Technologies, a US$ 7.8 billion global technology company. In 2018, C Vijayakumar was ranked by CEOWORLD magazine as one of the “Best CEOs In The World.”

Graduation Criteria

• For HCL Recruitment Process, only full-time courses will be considered (any part-time/correspondence courses will be rejected by HCL Recruitment moderators.
• The candidate applying for HCL Placement Process should be a B.E/B.Tech fresher preferably from circuit branches – ECE, CSE, EEE, IT, Software.
• HCL recruitment process requires the students to have at least 60% in their Graduation.
• The graduation degree should be full time and recognized by the Central Government of India.
• Students applying for HCL Recruitment should be 2019 or 2020 passouts.

Academic Criteria

• HCL recruitment process requires the students to have at least 60% in their 10th, 12th and Graduation.
• A maximum gap of 1 year is permissible after HSC (12th) and not after SSC (10th) or in between semesters of graduation to sit for HCL Recruitment.
• A candidate should not have any pending backlogs at the time of appearing for HCL selection process.

HCL Recruitment Process

HCL Recruitment for Freshers is an extensive process consisting of 4 rounds. Remember that all these rounds are very crucial for your success in HCL Recruitment. These rounds for HCL Selection Process are generally held within a span of 2 days but might vary for some colleges.

Following rounds take place in HCL Recruitment for Freshers:

1. HCL Aptitude Test
2. Group Discussion
3. Technical Interview
4. HR Interview

Note that the 1st two rounds of HCL recruitment are an elimination round.


TESTNo. of questionsTime (minutes) Total 65 minsCut-off
Quantitative Ability151511-12 Questions
Logical Reasoning151510-11
English Verbal151512-13
Technical Ability151511
General Knowledge1554


Quantitative Ability

• HCF and LCM
• Number System
• Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns
• Permutation and
• Combination
• Geometry
• Time Speed and Distance
• Probability
• Profit and Loss
• Interest, Mixtures, and Allegations
• Logarithms

Logical Reasoning

• Directional Sense
• Logical Reasoning
• Coding and Decoding
• Data Sufficiency
• Pattern Analogy
• Number Series
• Logical Statement Assumptions

Verbal Ability

• Synonyms and Antonyms
• Sentence Correction
• Reading Comprehension
• Grammar
• Fill in the Blanks
• Spellings

Aptitude Test- Technical

• Computer Basics
• Data Structures
• Code input outputs
• Networking
• OS


• The General Knowledge Test will contain some questions about HCL Company. To get through this section – read about the history of HCL, it’s founder, the year it was found etc.

Round 1: HCL Aptitude Test

The Aptitude Test of HCL, just like any other aptitude test focusses on a candidate’s mathematics, logical and verbal skills. Apart from this, a section of Technical Ability is also asked in rounds of HCL recruitment for freshers. Following are the modules:

1. Quantitative Ability
2. Logical Reasoning
3. Verbal Ability
4. Technical Aptitude

Round 2: Group Discussion

The students who clear the previous rounds of HCL Recruitment for freshers are called for a GD or JAM. This round is mainly to check how you present your thoughts. HCL will offer a topic of any social/national/global importance or even any current affair topic.

Before appearing in a Group Discussion, make sure you are well aware of the rules to follow in a typical GD. Know about the do’s and don’ts of a GD

  • Be clear and fluent.
  • Read the case study and understand the objectives before speaking.
  • Give chance to everyone and wait for your turn. As soon as another candidate is finished, put your points.
  • Don’t interrupt anyone.

Round 3: Technical Interview

The Interview Process is the last stage of HCL Selection Process and is divided into Technical and HR Interviews.

Link – HCL Mock Test

HCL Mock Placement Paper