TCS PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 14 FEB 2008
I am Soumya Dutta frm Netaji Subhash Engg Colg, 3rd yr ECE. I am goin to share my experience with all of u.. hope it will help u. APTI was on 14th Feb[V day].. it was normal online test.
VERBAL: I hv studied GRE Baron high freq words but only 3 was common..others were tough.. so guessed. the para was a bit tough too...
QUANTITATIVE: this part was really easy. solve previous papers.. really helped me a lot...enough for quanti...
CR+LR: all the questions frm GRE Baron's 12th edition model test papers.. So prepare the CRs frm there..
I would say that don't bother too much with the vocab part as that is dependent on ur luck.. Keep focused on the quanti and reasoning part... remember one thing scoring good marks in APTI almost makes ur job secure and certain..very much vital point.
INTERVIEW: [16th FEB] All the questions were dynamic for 45 mins. they can ask u anything. I mean anything.. so be prepared for that..be calm cool and confident [not over confident]..they will select u.
Entered the room there were 15 panels.. mine was no. 8. three person ..laughing..
me: Good afternoon sir with a smile.
interviewer: Hv a sit... so Soumya introduce urself..
interviewer: Hv ur certificates with u? show me..
me: gave them my file
(i mentioned hobby watching Hollywood movie and extracurricular activity playing cricket)
interviewer: so what was the last movie u watched?
me: A beautiful mind
interviewer: So u play cricket?? batsman or bowler??
me:yes sir..batsman.. with a smile
interviewer: Hv u ever hit a six??
me: yes sir a lots of... (they smiled)
interviewer:show me ur wrist...
me:I showed them.. :)
interviewer: How will u hit a cover drive?
me:showed them with my hands moving
interviewer:ok Soumya..draw a cricket pitch and show me the positions I am telling u..
me: showed all...
interviewer: HS physics problem from of equilibrium in inclined plane... (deduce tan# =coefficient of friction)
me: solved the problem
interviewer:they asked me a puzzle frm sakuntala devi's book of puzzle..
me: it was common for me so told them the ans but my explanation was not totally right....
interviewer: So u r frm Electrical engg???
me: No sir I am frm ECE..
interviewer: Ok..hv u heard of master slave ff??draw it..
me:within a flash..
interviewer:what language do u know?
me: C sir
interviewer: no other language?? then why should i hire u??
me:explained them ..
interviewer:why C not Fortran?
me:fumbled a bit and said Fortran is a bit backdated i think...
interviewer:they pounced on me..what Fortran is backdated???
me: i quickly recovered and somehow managed and told that i dont know much bout Fortran.....
interviewer: Again a lot of questions frm HS physics Light... reflection, refraction..draw the figs, concept of these..how mirages formed in desert draw and explain...
me:ansd all with confidence (they were impressed)
interviewer:why tcs..tell something bout TCS..
me:ansd and also fumbled a bit..
interviewer:suddenly they asked what is ram? what is rom? what is the diff betwn them?
me:ansd all with explanation..
interviewer: ok Soumya U can go now..
me:thank u sir..with a smile...
Generally the interviewer asked all the subjects that we haven't mentioned in the CV..so be careful.. I mentioned C and Microprocessor...no question frm there and some others were asked out of track questions.. so dont worry be confident..dont remain silent...always try to ans with a smile...success will be at ur hand..
19th Feb. in our collage the result was announced around 2 pm..out of 273 students who cleared APTI 157 selected.. I was one of them.
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