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Eligibility Criteria
Recruitment Process
Round 1
 Round 2 - Grand Finale 
Key Skills Required
Frequently Asked Questions
Key Takeaways
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Selection Process for HWI

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If you wish to wake up on this, then voila, you hit the right spot! This blog will let you know about one of the most awaited exams offered by tech-giant Infosys. HackwithInfy(HWI), you must be wondering if it is as cool as it sounds, then the answer is yes!. It provides numerous opportunities for college students, including significant attractions like cash prizes, certificates, and working with Infosys for different roles. Before appearing in this exam, there are certain things which you should be aware of, and in this article, we will tell you about its selection process. Let us begin with having a brief idea about the recruitment process.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The participant must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry/registration and a resident of India. Participation in this Event is entirely optional.
  • Participants must be B.E./B. Tech/M.E./M.Tech students who will graduate in 2023, 2024, or 2025. 

Recruitment Process

HackWithInfy is a coding competition for engineering students in India graduating in 2023, 2024, and 2025. The program is specifically designed to instill a culture of rapid problem-solving and innovative thinking in students early in their academic careers.

HackWithInfy is the ideal platform for students to explore their interest in programming while also giving them the opportunity to compete and win exciting prizes. Top performers will also be given the opportunity to work for Infosys.

Round 1

Round 1 for recruitment will be an online coding competition. It will consist of three questions based on different data structures and algorithms. Anyone who appears for this exam can write their code in any programming language of their wish.

The difficulty of these three questions will be moderate to difficult. These questions must be completed within the stipulated time, i.e., three hours.

If you can solve 1-2 questions in this round, then you are highly likely to qualify for the next round in HackwithInfy(HWI).

 Round 2 - Grand Finale 

Top 100 performers in the online coding contest will be invited to one of the Infosys premises for the Grand-finale of HWI. Infosys will host these participants and conduct a 48 hours hackathon, a team event.

Finalists not only participate in the hackathon in the final round, but they also learn about the culture and work at Infosys through various interactive sessions.

Finalists are divided into teams and given the option of selecting one of five problem statements. The problem statements are based on real-world technological challenges that the world is facing. The teams must develop an end-to-end solution for the problem statement they chose.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and insights, facial recognition, real-time location tracking, computer security, and 3D modeling, among other things, are expected to be used by the finalists. 

Each team will also be assigned a mentor, who will guide them in developing a solution for the chosen problem statement and ensuring that the solution is implemented satisfactorily within the time frame specified.

Yes, you are absolutely right. The winners of the hacking contest will be awarded a whopping amount of Rs 2,00,000, and the first runner-up and second runners-up will get an amount of Rs 1,00,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively.

Infosys will take care of the accommodation and logistics of the participants But mind you, the difficulty of the hackathon will be tough.


All the participants who qualified for the first round of HWI will be appearing for a technical interview with the company for different job profiles, according to their performances in the test.

Although there is no fixed syllabus for the technical interview, it is believed that the interview would be based on Resume, Data structure and algorithms, Core subjects, and Project. There can also be some behavioral questions that Interviewer will ask in the interview.

After completing all of the recruitment processes of HWI, the candidates are selected for different job roles like power programmer, system engineer, etc., and they finally end their hunt for getting into a top company.

Let us now see the essential skills you must have to go through the selection process.

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Key Skills Required

The first round of the HWI will be a coding contest, just like any other competitive programming contest. Below is a list of the topics you must practice before appearing for the HWI.

  1. Dynamic programming
  2. Backtracking
  3. Recursion
  4. Greedy algorithms
  5. Graph
  6. Trees
  7. ArrayLinked listStack, and, Queues.

Along with these, the interview will consist of questions related to the following subjects.

  1. Operating system
  2. DBMS
  3. Computer Networks
  4. System design
  5. Compiler design

These are the skills Infosys expects from any candidate before joining the company.

From the above list, we can conclude that you should be good at coding, along with that you must have a good understanding of the core subjects mentioned above to be finally selected in your dream company.

Let us now answer some of the Frequently asked questions related to the HWI examination.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the registration charges for registering for the HWI exam?

Ans - The registration is free of cost. Not only that, if you are selected for the grand finale round, then Infosys will sponsor all of your expenses.

2. What are the basic requirements for appearing in the online coding round?

Ans - You should possess a computer in proper working condition, a webcam, and a compatible browser.

3. Is it necessary to write our code in a particular programming language?

Ans- No! HWI is flexible in accepting your code in any language of your choice.

4. Where can we register for the HWI exam?

Ans - You can register for the HWI exam here.

5. Who all are eligible to apply for the HWI?

Ans- HWI is a particular exam only available for college students of the second year, third year, and final year.

Let us now summarize our blog!.

Key Takeaways

In this article, we discussed the selection process for the Hackwithinfy exam. We saw that the exam is segregated into two rounds followed by a technical interview.

We also saw the skills required for clearing the requirement process of Infosys are. In the end, we answered some questions related to the HWI exam.

Check out Infosys Interview Experience to learn about their hiring process.

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