TCS Test Pattern:
It was an online exam…. Test Consists of 3 Sections… + Psychometric Test
- Test on Synonyms and Antonyms (40 questions, 20 minutes: Also Q’s on Sentence Completion).
- Aptitude Test (32 questions, 40 minutes: General Questions on Mathematics).
- Critical Reasoning (30 Minutes: 3 Analysis Paragraphs and 12 questions Relating them).
- Psychometric Test (150 Questions, 30 minutes: only if you Qualify in the above tests).
Details about How to Prepare for the above tests:
1. Verbal Ability:
This Test contains Synonyms & Antonyms…Almost all of them were From GRE BARRON’S 12th Edition & upward…30-50% of them will be repeated from previous TCS papers. Few Questions on Sentence Completion were also there..for these also refer BARRON’S.
NOTE: During the Exam..you should be careful..because on the computer screen the names Synonyms & Antonyms will be placed side by side so that we may by mistake choose an antonym instead of a synonym…so Be Careful..
2. Aptitude Test:
This test will consist of very general questions…This is the easiest section Compared to the Other Two. Almost 70-80 Questions will be repeated from the Previous TCS Papers…just learn the method from those papers..same model will be given..(This happened almost all the times). If you have time refer to any Aptitude book of your interest…it may be R.S.AGARWAL or any Other……
3. Critical Reasoning:
Here Starts your Problems…30 Minutes…12 questions..don’t think that there is a lot of Time..these will be somewhat tougher those who has some touch with such kind..and will be Very Tough.. if you haven’t seen this kind before..so,you should have some practice relating this kind of questions… 3 paragraphs will be given.. 3X4.. 12 questions.. first 2 paragraphs will be some twisty questions… like our arrangements questions… routes between cities.. like that… and the last one will be on Data Interpretation…
You prepare Data Interpretation again from BARRON’S…. but the remaining from R.S.AGARWAL-Reasoning…. Or from Barron’s 13th Edition
4. Psychometric Test:
This test comes up only if you qualify in the Aptitude test… This test consists of 150 questions which we should answer in 30 minutes (of course, that much time is not required) Don’t think that this test has no weightage.. there is filtering in this test too… this test tests your psychology.. Remember among 150 many questions were asked again & again in a
variety of ways.. so don’t get trapped… be honest while attempting this test.. choose what you’re your heart says.. it will take you through the test..
This ends the Tests……
Now if you are Alive Even after All these tests….then you have to face a Technical Interview…
It may be on the same day of the Test.. so be Prepared in Advance…..
The Interview will be done by a Panel of 2 members…. No need to worry.. They will be Very supporting & Friendly.. First they ask us to Introduce ourselves… then they’ll go into your project details… don’t forget to prepare project…. They mainly concentrate on your project only…so be confident on every aspect of your project… then you should have some basic knowledge on C language. There will be some questions like “what is the o/p of this code?”, “what are the errors in the code?”..like that… so be prepared for all the basic concepts.. If needed you have to write some small codes too.. at the end they will ask some general questios like “Why TCS?”, “Where do you see yourself in the next five years?”, “do you have any questions?”, try ask some questions… it shows your interest in the Company..
Now if Chase this one too…. Then comes your Final Attack.. the HR Round… I many times heard that “I failed in HR round!”.. likewise anwers…. But you should not fail in it.. because it involves no technical questions… it just dwell into your innerself… so, be confident and frank while facing this round…They generally ask questions like “Tell about yourself?”, “Who r your role models?”, “What is your weakness?”, don’t say “I Have no weakness!”, just prepare a small weakness for yourself that causes no harm to your future…O.K.. “What is your mother tongue?”
if your Academic background is good.. be prepared to face some Techies here too….
The entire selection was mainly done in two section:
Aptitude mainly consist of 3 section
a) VERBAL (English)
Some general SYNONYMS+ANTONYMS see the last year papers well I remember few
Then it had some paragraph which u need to read and ?fill in the blank?
this is the section which u need to concentrate more becoz its easy to get hold of
1 Series sums
2 longitude latitude sums My flight takes of at 2am from a place at 18N 10E and landed 10 Hrs later at a place with coordinates 36N70W. What is the local time when my plane landed?
6:00 am b) 6:40am c) 7:40 d) 7:00 e) 8:00
3)The size of the bucket is N kb. The bucket fills at the rate of 0.1 kb per millisecond. A programmer sends a program to receiver. There it waits for 10 milliseconds. And response will be back to programmer in 20 milliseconds. How much time the program takes to get a response back to the programmer, after it is sent?
4)Three companies are working independently and receiving the savings 20%, 30%, 40%. If the companies work combinely, what will be their net savings?
5)If G(0) = -1 G(1)= 1 and G(N)=G(N-1) – G(N-2) then what is the value of G(6)?
6)One circular array is given(means memory allocation tales place in circular fashion) diamension(9X7) and sarting add. is 3000,What is the address od (2,3)??..
7)What is the highest prime number that can be stored in a 9-bit microprocessor?
8)The size of a program is N. And the memory occupied by the program is given by M = square root of 100N. If the size of the program is increased by 1% then how much memory now occupied ?
9)In madras, temperature at noon varies according to -t^2/2 + 8t+3, where t is elapsed time.Find how much temperature more or less in 4pm to 9pm
10)Find the fourth row, having the bit pattern as an integer in an 8-bit computer, and express the answer in its decimal value.
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
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