I am Kartik Bhandari, 3rd year student of Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering of Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering & Technology, Tangori. We took part in joint campus drive by TCS at MMEC Mullana on 6,7,8 Feb '08.
As said by everyone here.. the question paper consisted of simillar questions like the ones available over here. I did not feel there was a single question new that did not occur in a previous paper. I suggest everyone to go through all the papers they can and to solve questions rather than mugging up the answers because the values do change and some of the answers provided here were even wrong (very few though). If you can sove these papers, around 20 atleast, theres not really any need of solving RS Aggarwal for TCS atleast.
For the Verbal section, please go through barron's high frequency words, model test papers and learn all the previous paper synonyms and antonyms, additionaly learn more words for the words already put up in past papers.
Lastly for critical reasoning do all the passages from Barron's 12 edition model test papers. My friends told that they had the same questions, some even had whole of the three passages as same. I did not go through many so i had only one same.. but i managed to solve the other two correctly.
For the written concentrate maximum on aptitude and then critical reasoning and lastly syn/ant in this order. but dont leave any because you never know they might put up sectional cut-offs.
There were three rounds of interviews- Technical, HR & MR in that order. There were 16 pannels with two people in every pannel. They were very nice and comforting. Anyone who cleared a particular round was called for the next one within 2-10 mins in our case. Because there was a large number of people to be interviewed on the last day (3 colleges) so they were calling the people who cleared an interview as soon as his/her form reached the next level of pannel. They had told that in case they fall short of time they will combine the HR & MR interviews.. but they did not.
In my and some more other candidates cases a strange thing happened.. We were confident of clearing the technical, but even when two hours passed we were not called for HR.. and some of the candidates who went for technical AFTER US had even gone for HR and then were waiting for a turn for MR.. we had assumed that we did not make it after 3 hours. We could not believe it.. i thought i gave the best technical interview, they were very happy with my tech interview.. and then.. when even HR calls stopped coming and MR were nearly done..
two of us waiting were called for MR!!!! we later found out that our pannel was taking tech + hr together (this explains why mine and Amits interview went more then double the length of any tech interview and even had hr questions along with technical)..
These are some of the common questions asked at this placement session:
Diff b/n capacitor n condensor
Pin config of 8085/8086
Diodes n its types
logic families or, xor, nor, and using nand
the question varied in their entirety.. so you need to brush up your basics.. although most of the questions asked were from c++ only.. if one culdnt fare well in c++ then they moved to electronics.. but in some cases they started with core electronics.. so its very random.. u just need to be confident
call by value/refrence
pointers, pointer to pointer
and they give some program to check/correct/explain/write etc
you need to know atleast breif details of all the topics in c++ if not the entire details.
about urself (please avoid d rum of d mills "i am xyz, i did my schooling from abc i am in pqr college, i got so many marks n stuff... they can read this from your resume) they make question of what you say.. so be carefull in what you say and be very sure of everything you write in your resume
why IT (if from any other branch)
what are your career plans?
do you plan to go out of the country?
examples of how you can conclude on what your strengths are..
can you sign a bond?
they scan your resume and ask you about some achievements they may give you some situations and ask how will you react to them some were even asked general knowledge questions basically they check your confidence and the way you handle things.
SOME USEFULL TIPS
>dont think you can bluff them, dont even try to
>if you dont know something, you can let them know that u dont know it, this wont harm you
>dont be over confident
>everything in your resume should be true and you should remember all details (paper presentations, awards, contests etc) they might test you
>do not forget to go through their website.. you should know all new changes, d vision n mission, new clients, contracts etc (i knew all this and it helped me in both HR and MR interview as i could combine this knowledge about tcs with my answers)
>be well dressed, dnt forget to great, seek permission to sit/enter
n lastly.. for the interview.. dont be nervous.. think of it as a person who is trying to know about you and you have to help him for the same..
when you go through the papers here you'l see every paper (of TCS atleast) ending with a "then the results were announced and i was selected.. see you at tcs" and it was then when i decided i will definately do the same.. so friends.. take this as a challange that even you have to write the same here.. it was the first campus of our batch.. so not many could make it.. but i was one out of those who did.. yup "i got selected for TCS".. It feels great, and i wish all of you too get to exprience this!!
So all the very best to everyone!! "See you at TCS"