Tata Consultancy Services conducts a multiple choice test. The test consists of four sections.
The first section is the Verbal Section with 15 questions to be attempted in 5 minutes. The questions deal with words and their synonyms. You need a high level of vocabulary to do well in this part. The cut-off in this section is 80%,i.e 16 questions.
The second section is a Quantitative aptitude section. 10 mathematical ability questions to answer in 10 minutes. You only have to get the logic right. You can answer all of them.. The questions deal with basic mathematics such as multiplication, percentages etc. This is the easiest among all the sections (try not to make silly mistakes).
The third section is the Reading Comprehension section with 45 minutes to answer 70 questions. Answer 55-65 questions. You have to do it fast.
The fourth section is Psychometric. This section is the simplest, yet the most trickiest. 150 questions about yourself in 30 minutes. Keep in mind when you answer this section, NEVER THINK ABOUT THE ANSWER TWICE. For if you do, you will get confused. Never give the answer as '(c) ?'. Lastly don't answer more than 140 questions. If you have doubt about any answer in your mind don't answer it and don't come back to the question. They have a lower cut-off of 90 marks and an upper cut-off of 120 marks in this section. If you go beyond these cut-off you lose the test. Keep this in mind.
Test1 (Aptitude Test)
Test2 (Psychometry Test)
Candidates clearing the test and the interview are further required to clear a paper based on C and COBOL. This paper consists of 50 questions and is Multiple Choice Q uestion format.
TCS C Test.
The test is followed by a Technical and a HR interview. The technical interview is highly specialized and covers almost all subjects you have done in your curriculum. However one is required to name his/her favorite subject on which most of the interview is focused. For Computer Engineers C, Operating Systems, DBMS, Microprocessors are mostly focused upon. Electronics Engineers can be grilled on DCLD, Microprocessors and Communications.
The HR interview which follows the technical interview is very general. The HR interview is also important. Mostly questions are asked to test your temperament. You maybe asked your opinion on a variety of current affair topics. We were asked about Homosexuality, Lesbianism (the movie FIRE), Kashmir, Genome Project etc. In some cases questions regarding the company are asked. Sometimes you would be interviewed by a panel and both the technical and HR interviews will be covered in one session.