Company: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Hello Friends I am YASEEN…. I got selected to TCS… My written exam was on 07th October 2006, Interview was held on Nov 26th & 30th… And finally results came out on 14Dec…Let me post my experience with TCS…..

Written test:

I appeared an off campus exam conducted by TCS in Hyderabad on 7th Oct. I wrote the exam well, the questions in the Aptitude section were mostly from previous papers. But don?t try to remember the answers from previous papers. They are changing the values in the questions. The paper was easy, all the Synonyms, Antonyms, passages all were from GRE Barron?s 12th &13th Edition?s model papers. (And some questions came from Barron?s high frequent words)

Totally there were 3 sets X, Y, Z. and I got the set Code Y. I will give you the questions that i remember so that you can prepare for the coming exams. I am doing this because all the previous papers helped me a lot for the exam.

The paper was as usual 3 sections?.

I. Verbal Ability (32M)
[Synonyms (10M) + Antonyms (10M) + Two passages are there each carries 6M (2 X 6 = 12)]
GRE Barron?s is enough for this section

II. Quantitative & logical (38M)

Most of questions from previous papers but changed values, if you practice the questions twice or thrice before the exam it is easy to solve the questions in exam. But don?t try to remember the answers from previous papers. I will try to give some questions i remember. But not in order

1. Complete the series 26, 19, 17, 13, 11,–, 8, 7 (Ans: 9).
Sol: 26,17,11,8 these are decreasing like 9,6,3 19, 13, 9, 7 these are decreasing like 6, 4, 2

2. Convert the decimal number 562 into base 7.
(Ans: 1432)

3. If QJFBTF is coded as PLEASE then HBJO can be coded as
(Ans: GAIN)

4. Find odd one? a) SQL Server b) Ingress c) Oracle d) DB2 e) JAVA
(Ans: Java)

5. Find odd one?
(Ans: BAAN) because all protocols except BAAN

6. Which of the following is exact power of 4?
a) 4192 b) 2340 c) 4096 (Ans: C)

7. What is the largest prime number that can be stored in a 6 bit register?
Ans :61 Sol: 2^6 ==64 (with in 64 largest prime no: 61) .

8. Which will give good standard deviation?
a). 4,0,-4,0,4 b) 4,-4,4,-4,4 c) 4,4,4,4,4

9. Which shape will be obtained by using the following values for X and Y
X 0 10 100 1000 9999
Y 0.00001 1.02 1.72 3.00 4.72
Ans: Y= log10(X)

10. What are the number of edges, number of vertices and number of faces of a planar cube among the following options?
a) 6, 6, 6 b) 4,8,12 c) 12, 8, 6 d) 4,6,12 (Ans: C)

11. What is the value of the following expression M(373,5)+T(7.7)+R(4.4)-T(3.6)
Where M- MODULAS R- ROUNDOFF T- TRUNCATE (Ans: 11) Sol: 3 + 7+ 4 – 3 ==11

12. What is the value of the expression % # % (6) + # % # (6)
Where % means DOUBLING and # means RECIPROCAL

13. Match the following (this type of question but not same)

1. Mammal, cow —> a. A type of
2. Snake reptile —> b. A part of
3. Roof – Building —> c. Not a type of
4. Mushroom – Vegetables —> d. A superset of
(Ans: 1-d, 2-c, 3-b, 4-a)

14. If G(0) = -1 G(1)= 1 and G(N)=G(N-1) – G(N-2) then what is the value of G(6)?(Ans: -3)
Sol: g(2)=g(1)-g(0) ==1-(-1)=2, similarly g(3),?g(6);

15. If A= 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
B= 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
C= 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
Then find the value of [A U C] U B and express it in decimal. (Ans: 151)

16. If A, B, C are the mechanisms used separately to reduce the wastage of fuel by 30%, 40%, 10%.What will be the fuel economy if they were used combine?

1.68.4 2.62.2 3.58 4.27
(Ans: 62.2)
sol: (70/100)*(60/100)*(90/100)*100=37.8 Eco = (100-37.8) =62.2

17. Which of the following straight lines are perpendicular to each other?
1)2x+y=8 2)x=4 3)y=6 4)2y=x+3
a)1, 3 b)2, 3 c)1, 4 d)3, 4 e)None

18. In Madras , temperature at noon varies according to t^2/2 + 4t + 12 (Read is as: t square /2 + 4t +12), where t is elapsed time. Find how much percentage of temperature is increased (or decreased) between 5pm and 8pm. (HINT: substitute&subtact values from 5 to 8)

19. The size of a program is N. And the memory occupied by the program is given byM = square root of 100N. If the size of the program is increased by 1% then how much more memory is required now?
a) 1.0% b) 2.6% c) 0.5% d)1.4% e)2.7%

20. A power unit is there by the bank of a river of 900 meters. A cable is made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that of the river of 2000mts. The cost of the cable below water is Rs. 5/- per meter and cost of cable on the bank is Rs. 4/- per meter. Then find out the amount to be invested to connect those two stations. (Ans8500)
Sol: 900 X 5 == 4500 + 1100 X 4 == 4400 =è 8500

21. A can copy 50 papers in 10 hours while both A & B can copy 70 papers in 10 hours. Then how many hours required for B to copy 26 papers?
(Ans: 13)

22. A sequence of letters is given. We?ve to find out how many V?s are there under the condition that, S should be followed by V and should not be followed by F??

V,S,F,T,W,E,L,B,V,S,L,L,K,S,M,S,V,F,L,S,D,I,??? Like that.

23. In a two-dimensional array, X (7, 9), with each element occupying 8 bytes of memory, with the address of the first element X (1, 1)=3000; find the starting address of the element at X (5,8).
(Ans: 3172)
Sol: (4 X 9) + 7 = 43 X 4= 172 à 3000+172 == 3172 ( i.e completely 4 rows r filled , in fifth row up 7th cell is filled next cell is required address )

24. In the word ORGANISATIONAL, if the first and second, third and forth, fifth and sixth, etc words are interchanged, what would be the 12th letter from right?
(Ans: ?A?)

25. A Flight takes off at 4 A.M from North-East direction and travels for 7 hours to reach the destination in the North-West direction. Some latitude and longitude of source and destination given. Find the local arrival time of destination? (I don?t know how to find it)

26. Four 2X2 matrices were given. We?ve to find out which of them is a singular matrix? (Hint: try for which matrix det (A) becomes zero (ad – bc).

27. (Momentum*Velocity)/(Acceleration * distance)
a) Newton b) Mass c) Force

29. Based on a Venn diagram. 3 problems were given. All are so easy. No need to worry.
(0nce go through R.S AGGARWAL)

30. A bar chart was been given. Two questions based on this. Easy ones. Don?t fear.
(0nce go through R.S AGGARWAL)

31. One question on curves.(iam not remembering please go through previous papers)

III. Critical reasoning (12M)

In critical section there are three passages, each passage carries 4 marks.

Passage one: A group of 5 people A, B, C, D, and E are there.
A knows Telugu and Hindi.

B knows Oriya and Malalayalam

C knows Telugu and Malayalam

D knows English and Oriya.

E knows Telugu and Oriya

With the above conditions four questions are given.

Passage two: Small University and Large University problem of GRE Barron?s 13th edition. This can be found in the model papers.

Passage three: sorry iam not remembering, this also simply one. GRE Barron?s (12th, 13th &14th edi…) is enough for this section This is end of written test

If you are perfect in antonyms & synonyms it is very beneficial to maintain more time on remaining sections. If you practice more number of previous it is very to do Quantitative & logical section.

My technical interview:

My interview was on 26th of November 2006. In my panel one gentleman. He took the interview to me. My technical was around 30 minutes. He asked the fallowing questions.
1. Tell me about your self?
2. What are your favorite subjects?
3. He asked two programs? ( i.e. one is on C language(pyramid ) and other is on java multithreading concepts and I write very well because
I practice all simple programs)
4. What is the difference between C and C++?
5. What is DBMS?
6. What is the difference between DBMS and RDBMS?
7. What is an Index?
8. What is primary key?
9. What is foreign key?
10. What is normalization?
11. He asked some queries, and I write very well?
12. He asked quires on join operation?
13. What are the OOPS concepts?
14. How many types of data structures?
15. How many types of linked lists what are they?
16. What are the different types of sorting & searching techniques?
17. Difference between over loading and over ridding?
18. Some questions on personal details..
19. Finally he offers me to ask any question you want. I ask one question he explained very well.

Finally he was given shake hand and say wait out side. The interviewer was quite impressed by my answers then I went outside with enormous joy… because I answer all the questions, finally a man came and said you are selected for next round. At that moment iam very happy.

M.R interview:

My interview was on 30th of November 2006 In my M.R panel also one gentleman I think interviewer was a project Manager. He was very friendly in nature. Don?t think M.R is H.R round. It contains both tech & HR questions. Be prepared technical questions very well. Prepared your project very well. Go through each and every step of your project. Really I never forget this round. In my MR I face fallowing questions.

1. So r u feeling nervous… (Actually I am felling some tension)
2. Tell me about yourself?
3. He asked my strengths?
4. I said one of my strength was good leader ship quality, he asked how you are good leader and reply well because I am leader in my school
5. What are the phases in s/w developed life cycle?
6. He asks one simple C program? (i.e. fibnoic series)
7. What are different types of testing?
8. What is block box testing?
9. Questions on my project?
10. Why are you not interest in higher studies?
11. Some questions on academic details?
12. He given a chance to me, finally I asked a question what are technologies available in TCS, and he replied all technologies are available in TCS.

I never forget this round because before interview I have lot of tension and I selected this round. On same day I have my HR interview.

My H.R interview

This is my final round in TCS; the interviewer was a young guy around 29-30 yrs of age at first he introduced him self. Next I face fallowing questions.

1. From how long you are waiting for this interview? (Actually my MR was completed around 3.45pm & my HR was started at 8:00pm)
2. Tell me about your self? (I face this question third time in TCS)
3. What are your strengths?
4. What are your achievements?
5. How you are good leader?
6. What are your weak nesses? How u eliminate your weak ness?
7. Tell me about your project?
8. Have you done any thing for society?
9. What are the advantages of DBMS?
10. Tell about your family?
11. What you know about TCS?
12. Why you prefer TCS?
13. Where I see you after five years?
14. What steps necessary to become a project Manager?
15. How you are different from you are competitors?
16. What is the vision of TCS?
17. Do you have questions? I asks one question, how TCS giving performance to the employees and he explained very well.
The key in this round is to maintain confidence and communication skills are very important, be cool andconfidant .

Prepare the fallowing subjects for your technical interview (for CSE & IT students)
C &C++ programs:

practice the fallowing programs before the interview:
Factorial, Fibonacci, prime number, palindrome for strings and numbers, swap with out using temporary variables, string copy, concatenate, matrix multiplications, single double linked list by using pointers. Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion program, and practice all simple programs

Operating systems:
C (perfect all concepts) , C++ , JAVA(core)
prepare all DBMS concepts and should perfect in Normalization, SQL, Indexing, Hashing, Cursors, Triggers, Different types of joins. (Practice sql quires very well)
Networks: OSI, TCP/IP reference models, topologies, Ethernet, FDDI, Token ring, Routing, ATM, and IP addressing. Switch, hub and read other protocols. Data structures, Sorting, searching, stack, queue, Linked lists, tree, BFS, DFS.
Mainly we should read 1. All algorithom 2. Complexities
Software Engineering: software development models, different strategies of testing (unit testing, integration testing…), Types of testing (white or black box),
Project: It is very important to visit the company site before the interview Anything can be asked depending on the panel member. This is all about my written test, Tech, MR and finally miserable HR interview experiences at TCS. In every round your confidence level and communication are important for success, be cool comfortable & confident


Thank you.



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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an Indian multinational information technology services and consulting company, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and largest campus and workforce in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Founded: 1 April 1968
Headquarter: Mumbai
Founders: Faquir Chand Kohli, Tata Sons, J. R. D. Tata

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