I am Hitesh Gupta. I attended the TCS, Mumbai drive & sending u the whole experience. Hope it will be useful for all. Best wishes.
After the apti they declared the results for all the batches together after around 4 hours. They put the students in 3 parts according to their apti scores. The group of students with higher apti scores were called for technical on the next day itself, while the ones with lower scores were told that their schedules for interviews will be declared afterwards (the "to be scheduled candidates").The people with still lower scores were told to check www.recruitment.tcs.com so that if requirements exist they will be called in further batches.
About Technical interview:
My technical was scheduled on the next day (11 September) at 9 am. But I had to wait until around 6.30 pm when I was called in for it...
My panel consisted of two people. They were very friendly & cheerful & made me comfortable. Questions were:
1. Which r Ur fav subjects?
I: told 2/3 subjects. But they wanted more. They don't consider c & c++ as different subs. So u have to tell 3 more subjects besides c, c++ & OOP (everyone of us loves these 3, right? But they too know it very well..... & hence do prepare more subs)So I told os,ds,computer graphics,SE.
There were two persons and one person started writing the subjects as I told to them.
Questions asked on
Blody anamouly, mem allocation, virtual mem, kernel, page replacement algos, page fault
Normalization and its types, types of rdbms, keys - primary candidate unique foreign,relational meaning
Communicating b/w two programs in C, oops(explained exceptionally well as I am fully prepared wt this q and took 2 min to answer this and all candidates must prepare this well as it is always asked)
SDLC (explained well all 7 steps)
They were also astonished on listening answer and gave me comment that u are great.
2. Explain Ur project
The technical lasted for around 35 mins. Then I was told to wait outside. After 2 minutes a volunteer came & informed me that I was short listed for the HR & was taken to a room for waiting. My turn for the HR round came at around 9:30 pm.
About HR/MR round:
It was a combined HR/MR round & was the toughest ..... (Surprised? So was I... We generally tend to take the HR/MR round less seriously, but beware friends...It's not any rule that they wont ask u technical questions here.)
There was a panel of 2 members for taking my HR. They were very knowledgeable and friendly- but u r subjected to lots of pressure during the whole interview. So be prepared to handle REAL pressure. U can be subjected to pressure thru small gestures & even a nod of head can make u pretty nervous at such times.......When I say REAL PRESSURE, I mean it.......
Hr person praised that u are wearing a beautiful tie (Always dress up smartly as it affects a lot on ur interview and give smart and sharp answers)
HR How was Ur day today (I said: a bit tough.)
HR Why tough? ( I said: I had to wait since morning....oops, I realized I shouldn't have told this)
HR asked me that u had written so many projects in ur resume have u worke on them or they are the fake ones.
I Replied they are all real and they ask me any project
HR asked me one project and tables made in that. (replied confidently)
HR Why TCS?
HR Have u applied to any companies earlier?
(My tip to everyone: Friends, Be thoroughly prepared. It's not easy at all. But most importantly "be EXTREMELY confident", composed & have a smiling face almost always.)
1. R u ready to sign a service agreement for 2 years? Do u think it's not OK for a company to get the service agreements signed considering the globalization etc etc...
2. What if we send u for a posting at Assam? Will u be prepared to go to some remote place?
The HR round lasted for around 25-30 minutes. & I have successfully made it to TCS. Hope this is useful to all the TCS aspirants.
Best wishes & get cracking.......