TCS PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 23 JUL 2008
TCS Recruitment Rounds
a. Written Exam
b. Technical Interview
c. HR Interview
d. MR Interview
TCS visited my college during 23-25 of July 08. On the first day we had the written exam. But unlike the previous exams no question was repeated in the Verbal and Quantitative section. In Critical Reasoning out of 3 problems 2 were from the five model test papers of barron's 12th edition.
No word from high frequency list. As I didn't prepare for this section my 95% synonym and antonym were wrong.. I did the reading comprehension and fill in the blanks seriously.
Questions were of easy-medium level, I did it well but was not able to complete the section due to the fracture in my hand.
2 problems were repeated from barrons model test paper,12th edition and 1 was new.
I was not very much sure about clearing the test bcoz of the verbal round (the cut-off is predefined), but finally I got through. Out of 340 that appeared in written test 176 were selected.
I had only revised C and how motor works (I m in EEE branch) but I was confident, although some of my friends had around 5-6 subjects in thier hands. Even I was thinking what to say about my favorite subject, as this is the most commonly asked question in TCS interview. So, finally my turn came up there were 2 interviewers on my panel.
Me:- Good afternoon Sir, good afternoon ma'm.
After seeing my resume both the interviewers started underlying some of the points in it.
int1:-have a seat.(never take a seat before their permission)
int1:-What happened to your hand. (Actually I had a fracture in the elbow of my right arm ).
Me:-introduced (native place, family background, hobbies, interests etc.)
Int2:-Did to listened the Rahul gandhi's speech (Since I mentioned newspaper reading as my hobby)
Me:-No ma'm as I was busy in preparing for the interview. (don't ever lie)
Int1:-Explain your projects
Me:-Explained them in nutshell in 3-4 min.
Int1:-Asked me to write a program in C
Me:-Explained them the logic verbaly. (as I was not able to write)
Int2:-Asked some C questions.
Me:- confused, answered some of them, I was like 50:50
Int:- What is the basic building block of commands of microcontroller, like alphabets for English
Me:-Gave some stupid answers. (nemonics was the right answer)
Int:-what other computer subjects you have read.
Me:-Digital Electronics (Since I haven't revised DS, DBMS)
Int:-what is the differnce between analog and digital signals.
Int:-You can go now.
After coming out as per my experience I had a 50:50 chance. Finally I got the call for HR. again 2 person in the panel (Out of them one had taken the TCS presentation)
Int:-What happened to your hand.
Me:-Explained them the reason
not satisfied with my reason, started cross-questioning me as if I have done a crime. (Even there was a reason for his such question bcoz I met the accident when I was crossing the railing to enter the market, but that was the only way to enter the market)
Int:-How can a old lady enter the market.
Me:- By crossing railing (as it was around 1.5' high)
Int:-Do you know load, effort and fulcrum model. We had studied it in school.
Me:-sorry sir, not able to remember it.
Int:-you know what is fulcrum.
Me:-It is like the shape of bucket.
Int:-(not satisfied) U dont know the meaning of fulcrum? You have defeated the very purpose of asking the question.
Even then he lifted a glass and asked me about the load, effort and fulcrum points.
I told him about load and effort.
Int:-What is your favorite subject
Me:-transmission and distribution
Int:-what are the differnt transmission and distribution companies in Delhi.
Me:-Confused, gave the answers that I could have remembered at that time.
Int:-what is transco
Int:-who owns NDPL.
me:-Gave wrong answer.
Now he started firing of questions
Int:-What is CD.
Int:-what is 1 MB
Int:-What is floppy
Me:-expalined size, memory space and older version.
Me:-Memory space doubles in every 5-6 months.
Int:-What is the latest available in the market
Int:-someone has looted you, if I take a pic of yours it will be around 2Mb.
Me:-Sorry sir, 8 Gb
Int:-you should be. You need to be alert while speaking to clients.
Int:-have to seen TCS site
Me:-I can't write
Me:-I skiped the colon (:), else it was correct
Int:-he tried to confuse me on the colon.
Me:-But, I stick to answer
Int:-What is https
Me:-Dont know (s stands for secure connection)
Int:-do u have net connection in your home
Me:-tri-band invi 249
Me:-varies from 10-250 kbps
Int:-what is kbps
Me:-kilo bytes pes second
Me:-no sir, kilo bits per second
Me:-(pause for 5-10 s) kilo bytes per second and I am now very much sure
Int:- good.what are the domain names.
Although i knew, but due to some misinterpretetion I didn't answer the question
Int:-You are not much aware of internet
Me:-I belong from a village and I am using internet only for the past 2-3 years, that's the main reason
Int:-tell me about the TCS revenues
Me:-told him completely the last fiscal result.
Me:-1 lkh 15 thousand
Int:-gud, TCS share price as of today
Int:- Damn gud (nw quite impressed)
Int:-What are the 5 top IT companies in India
Me:-TCS, Infosys, HCL, Wipro, Satyam, I had read it a week ago in newspaper.
Me:-What is modem
Me:-Why to just increase the complexity of the system by adding extra hardware.
Int:-Explained the reason about all losses, etc.
now, the lady interviewer
Int2:- So Akshat, what u see about TCS.
Me:-I was a bit confused how to answer this question, told everything like why I wanna join TCS, about its training program,etc.
Int2:-Why your percentage is low. (mine was 72.3%)
Me:-Bcoz in am involved much in extra curricular activities.
Int:-Can u leave your studies for the sake of such activities.
Me:-No ma'm, will improve it in the final year.
Me:-What TCS expects from us before joining.
Int:-Learn some languages.
The next day it had MR interview
this time single person only. he only asked about my hand, intoduction and any question about TCS.
Finally 82 students were selected from our college including MCA and I was one of them.
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