Company: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Paper : TCS Placement Paper Pattern (English, Technical, HR)

TCS visited our campus on 28th of March 2007.. for an ON CAMPUS DRIVE.. The whole process started at 9 am in the morning and was finished till 11 pm in the night. The result was declared the next day at 11 Am..

luckily i am one of them.

Selection Procedure
It consisted of 3 phases..
Phase 1: Written Test (80 Questions)
Phase 2: Technical Interview
Phase 3: HR/MR Interview..

WRITTEN TEST 80 Questions (1 Hr 30 mins)


As always it consisted of 10 synonyms and 10 antonyms..1 fill in the blanks (about fungi and plants) (5 questions) one passege from BARRONS 12th edition (5 marks). Here are all the synonyms and anotonyms that i remember..


INCOUCOUS = Harmless
GALLEON = Large Ship
Chimerial = Fantastic
Tardy = after the expected time
Mirage = Illusion
Pamphlet=A small book usually having a paper cover
GUSTY =Blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
GARRULOUS = Talkative
REGAL = Royal
Banal=Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Recalcitrant = stubborn


URBANE = Conventional
INSIPIDNESS = savouriness
REVILE = Praise
SALUBRITY = Unwholesomeness
For RC refer to Barron’s ..


It consisted of 38 qustions….And the best part was that each and every question was repeated from previous papers..So go through as many online papers as possible and Quanti is the easiest part..
Every question had 5 bits….a bit diffrent..

1) It was a Number series
4, -5, 11, -14, 22, —

2) It was a word ADMINISTRATION if you interchange 1st word with 2nd, 3rd with 4th n so on what will be the 10th word from right..?

3) What is the largest 6 bit prime number ?

Ans := 61

4) A = 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
B = 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
C = 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

what is (A u B)u C ?

Ans : = 255

5) A can copy 50 papers in 10 hours while both A & B can copy 70 papers in 10 hours. Then for how many hours required for B to copy 26 papers?

Ans = 13

6) Find the singularity matrix from a given set of matrices?

(Hint det(A)==0)

7) In which of the system, decimal number 384 is equal to 1234?

8) In a two-dimensional array, X(7,9), with each element occupying 4 bytes of memory, with the address of the first element X(1,1) is 3000, find the address of X(5,8)?

9) One curve problem was given ..

x y
0.99 0.001
9 0.9
99 1.998
999 3

If y = f(x) find f(x)?
Ans logx

10) What is the value of

M(373, 5) + R(7.8) – T(6.4) + R( 3.4)


11) Find the singularity matrix from a given set of matrices

12 ) Given the length of the 3 sides of a triangle. Find the one that is impossible?

13) A power unit is there by the bank of the river of 900 meters width. A cable is made from power unit to power plant opposite to that of the river and 3000mts away from the power unit.The cost of the cable below water isRs.4/- per meter and cost of cable on the bank is Rs.5/-per meter. Find the total of laying the cable ?

14)Match the following:

a. Brake CAR -> a type of

b mother women -> a superset of

c. Ceagle DOG -> A part of

d.====== -> Not a

very easy

15) A Flght takes off at 2 A.M from 32 N 40 E and travels for 9 hours to reach the destination which is at 12 N 50 W. Find the local time of destination when the flight reaches there? ( soln : 1 degree =4 minutes.. Neglect the latitudes .. 40 – (-50) =90 degree = 90 * 4 =360 mins =6 hrs…..time of reaching = 2AM + (9 – 6){substraction as from east to west}hrs =5 A.M ans)

16)3 questions from piechart about subjects passed (easy) Che ta naS

17)3 questions about a graph about production of resources in varios years..quite easy..

18) find units:

(Momentum*Velocity)/(Acceleration * distance )

19) Select the odd one out

a. WAP
d. ARP

Ans = BAAN

20) Select the odd one out

a. Java
b. Lisp
c. Smalltalk
d. Eiffel.
e. Fortan

Ans := Lisp


(a) 2+3i
(b) 1+i
(c) 3-2i
(d) 1-7i .

Find which of the above is orthogonal.

22) which is power of 4 ?

a. 2052
d. e.


23)If VXUPLVH is written as SURMISE, what is SHDVD?

24) Select the odd one out

a. SQL
b. DB2
e .Ingress

Ans : = HTTP

25)Find the value of the 678 to the base 7.

26)one question like g(0)=1 , g(1)=2) g(n)=g(n-1)-g(n-2) find g(n)?

REASONING (12 questions from 3 passeges)

also listing questions from my friends sets (ALL WERE FROM BARRONS 12th edition..)

1. It was about BROWN and RED family..

2 .It was about the paintings ie “THE RYDER RETROSPECTION”, and others in the meuseum

3. About forming a commitee of three from a big college and small collge …such that the commmetie will be represented by atleast 2 from big college..proffesor names and branches were given…

4. about some delegates

A speaks English & spanish

B speaks french and Russian etc

5. one was about the distance of travel between 2 cties…through various routes..n which one is cheapest…


It was a cakewalk…

1. The guy handed me a piece of paper and asked me to write program to reverse charecter string and factorial (using recursion)…gave me 10 mins then asked me to explain) which i did gleefully.

2 . Asked me the diff between C & C++
thats it no more tech..

MR round

3. What would you do if u are rejected ?

Ans : said i will look back at my performance and turn my -ve points into my +ve points)…

4. Asked me 1-2 questions about family..

then asked me if i had any questions..

i asked him about there recent aquisition FNS and the impact of its product BANCS on TCS home-bred QUARTZ ?
he answered me nicely..gave a big smile .an offered to shake his hands..

HR interview

he saw my marks….and asked whether i was a topper..?

I answered no and

then he asked in which subject i had fared badly…

I answered English..?

He asked whether I was weak in english ?

I answered him that i am very strong in english vocabs & language…But its my poor handwritting that fetched me poor marks english teachers are purists..

Then he asked what i am doing to improve it…?

I said now i am very busy with my college syllabus and am giving it my top priority…and my marks reflect that.

then he asked me if i could copy my signature in my CV to piece of paper…?

i signed ..But he repeatedly asked my i was correct….I confidently answered that I have a bank account since last 1 year and i do transactions frequntly…He seemed impressed..

Then he asked me about my hobbies ..all of which i answered confidently…