This excerpt taken from the INFY 20-F filed Apr 26, 2005.
We have built our global talent pool by recruiting new students from premier universities, colleges and institutes in India and through need-based hiring of project leaders and middle managers. We typically recruit only the top 20% of students in India who have consistently shown high levels of achievement. We have also begun selective recruitment at campuses in the United States, Australia and China. We rely on a rigorous selection process involving a series of aptitude tests and interviews to identify the best applicants. This selection process is continually assessed and refined based on performance tracking of past recruits.
Our reputation as a premier employer enables us to select from a large pool of qualified applicants. For example, in fiscal 2005, we received approximately 1,348,800 applications, tested over 122,000 applicants, interviewed over 36,600 applicants approximately and extended job offers to approximately 14,500 applicants. These statistics do not include Progeon, which recruited approximately 2,100 new hires, net of attrition, during fiscal 2005, or our wholly owned subsidiaries.