This is MANSOOR student of Electronics & Communication from Guru Nanak Institute Of Tech. TCS came to our campus on 27/02/08.
The paper was divided into 3 sections..
3) LOGICAL REASONING -Puzzle part....
It was an online test so u didn't have the choice to choose a part in which u r comfortable in, u have to start with English, then Quant and then Puzzle...
For ENGLISH see the ANTONYM given in (Barron's Gre (12th edition) Chapter-6 Antonym Exercise) some of the words I can remember are 1) GAUCHE- lacking social polish, 2) DISCREETNESS- prudence, 3)CHURLISH- rude
There were also couple of passages (where u have to fill the missing sentences) which were a bit tricky so I will advice u guys to solve that first and den come to Synonyms and Antonyms (which are 10 each in total)
For QUANT some of them were quite easy such as
1) Interchange "MEASUREMENTS" the first with 2nd letter, 3rd with 4th and so on., and den get the 12th letter from right
Ans :) E
2) There was a table where for certain values of X., there were some values of Y..
Ans :) y=log(x)
3) How many zeros are there in 100!
Ans ;) 24(get LCM of 100 and add the no.'s)
4) the sides are given which triangle is not possible......
(A) (2,3,6) (B) (3,2,4) (C) (3,4,5) (D) (3,3,3) (E) (5,3,5)
Some other Q's were:
5) Select the odd one out
a. Oracle b. Linux c. Ingress d. DB2
6) Select the odd one out
a. SMTP b. WAP c. SAP d. ARP
7) Select the odd man out.
a. Java b. Lisp c. Smalltalk d. Eiffel
Some of the other questions were exactly of the same pattern like previous years papers (Data's are changed of course)..
Say it finding the no.'s from one base to another as in Number System, Standard Deviation, Profit And Loss, Percentage, Probability, Time And Work, Numbers, Average.Ages, Ratio And Proportion, Alligation Or Mixture, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Permutation & Combination etc
For PUZZLE part it was exactly from Barron's Model Test papers (Data's not changed).. it was basically from model test papers.
Model test 1- Section 5: 1-4, 5-6, 8-12, 13-16, Section 6: 8-11, 12-18, 19-22
Model test 2-Section 1: 1-4, 12-18, 19-22, Section 6: 8-12, 13-16, 24-25
Model test 4- Section 5: 8-11, Section 6: 8-12
Model test 5- Section 3: 1-4, 8-11, 23-25, Section 7: 1-5, 6-9, 16-20, 21-25
When I cleared my aptitude I was quite relieved
Then I went for my interview at around 8.00pm HR and TECHNICAL was taken together.. first of all I was made to wait for around 7 min outside the room which was quite nerve wrecking and then it started
Me:) Good Evening Sir
Interviewer) Nodded and asked me to sit
Interviewer) Tell me about urself
Me) Told with poised..
Interviewer) asked me about my favourite subject
Me) Digital Electronics
Interviewer) OK tell me the diff between a digital and analog signal
Me) explained with diagrams
Interviewer) What is the discrete value of a digital system
Me) 0 and 1 Sir
Interviewer) OK tell me where do u see yourself in next five years
Interviewer) what kinds of transistors are there
Me) about to say but another sir came in and interrupted me and den he asked
Interviewer) What do you mean by AM and FM
Interviewer) have u seen a radio and how we have to tune it..what exactly happens:
Me) explained with
Interviewer) Do you know about Mobile Communication
Me) A bit sir.. but not in detail as I will study this in the next semester
Interviewer) Do you know HLR or something
Me) I didn't understand as it was from Mobile Communication but I told him about CDMA technique coding, PCM etc So he got impressed and asked me
Interviewer) OK u know ur subject lets go into programming language.. Which language u know ?
Interviewer) OK what is meant by local, global, static variable, what is static global variable (everything abt storage class)
Me) explained thoroughly
Interviewer) Do u know pointers
Me) Yes sir
Interviewer) Take two pointers string and concatenate them
Me) I did it with strcat()
Interviewer) very smart
Interviewer) Do it without using functions
Me) I tried.. but couldn't get it
Interviewer) then asked me to declare integer and assign an integer pointer and then print the post increment of it and get the output
Interviewer) do you know why have we asked u to fill the languages column
Me) said because of some preferences and topographical restrains..
Interviewer) was satisfied and shook hands
When the result was declared I felt like floating in the sky.. it was an out of this world kind of feeling
My advice will be to all aspirants is that back ur knowledge.. ur ability and belief in urself.. try to get the first few lines in the interview to be perfect and rest u will sail through...
NOTE: For Non CSE students my advice is to know ur core subjects properly and hav only sound knowledge of C, data structures etc.