TCS Interview Pattern
To prepare for aps-First section wud be-verbal-for which u shud prepare from GRE-BARRONS (12th or 13th edition)..
This wud be only for the logical reasoning partThe exact passages from the book appear in the paper...For synonyms and antonyms,u cud refer to the previous year papers..Only those repeats.Then comes aps-which i refered only previous yr papers.
I saw some 100 questions.Same pattern appears, with Data alone changed.You have some typical sort of problems ,like percentage,etc,.U wil understand when u go thru prev. year papers. And remember this is an online test.U wil get immediate result,whether u r selected for the next round or not !!!!! Then,came my Technical round i was very scared.. But my interviewer was very friendly(and heard that almost all are friendly !! ) He asked my area of interest. I said - C, C++. So, he did not ask from that.He asked me questions from DBMS, Microprocessors...Just simple questions.. And make sure that u dont answer ALL questions,becoc they may reject u saying ur OVER-CONFIDENT !!! And one thing impressed him was the last question he asked.I answered it pakka.. He asked me how u knew this? (Most of u may know it !!)
The question is - There is a room,inside which there 3 bulbs. Outside the room r 3 switches.U r allowed to use only two switches.And r allowed to enter the room only once. U shud find which switch corresponds to which bulb?
Ans : First, switch on the first switch and leave it. Then, switch on the second switch and after 5 mins off it. (this way u have used only 2 switches !) Now, get into the room.The bulb which is glowing, corresponds to the first switch. Touch the other two bulbs. The one which is hot corresponds to the second switch, and the other bulb corresponds to the third switc, SIMPLE !!!!!
Then,my HR was by three persons. One did not ask me anything,but was only observing me. The other two of them were very friendly.They asked me-My Strength, Weakness, y i need to join TCS, etc. all simple questions. But I heard from my friends that there r STRESS INTERVIEWS too... My friend (who got selected in TCS) had undergone one such interview.What they see there is not whether u answer, but whether u r bold enough to withstand their stress..
That all.. So, Be cool and answer and answer with a smile.. Dont show ur fear to them.... Be confident and answer smartly..Thats all u need in TCS.....
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