Tata Consultancy Services - Greater Noida, October 2012
TCS visited our college in October 2012.
It was an amazing experience.
Since I was in the top 5 students of my college, I was exempted from the Written aptitude test (in which majority of the students were eliminated).
I was the first student from my college to give the interview.
Me: Good Morning sir.
Interviewer: Good morning, Please be seated.
(He looked really intelligent and smart. ).
Me: Thank you sir.
Interviewer: Can I have your resume?
(I got confused, since He already had my resume in his hand) :P.
Me: Sure sir, but you do have my resume, shall I give you another copy?
Interviewer: Ohh! No no, it's fine.
Interviewer: Tell me something about yourself?
Me: Gave a LONG intro. He got really impressed.
Interviewer: Ok, you have mentioned in your resume that your areas of interests are OOPs and DBMS. Tell me something about OOPs?
Me: Since I was very much prepared for this question, I gave a really unique and impressive answer to him, courtesy: Headfirst for Java:).
Interviewer: Give the difference between OOPs and procedural language approach.
Me: Again, answered the question with full confidence.
Interviewer: Let's move on to DBMS. He asked about the different keys, normal forms and SQL.
Me: Answered the questions with ease.
Interviewer: Ok, you seem to be really comfortable with Java and DBMS. Do you know any other language?
Me: Yes Sir, I have good command over C, C++.
Interviewer: Can you write a program in C?
Me: Sure sir.
Interviewer: Which program would you like to write?
Me (smiling) : Sir, Any program of your choice:).
Interviewer: Which programs do you know?
Me: (I played a game here, I mentioned all the tough programs because I knew that he wouldn't ask any of those).
Interviewer: Ok, write a program to find the factorial of a number.
Me (haha, I won the game :P). I wrote the program and pretended as if I was thinking a lot while writing the program.
I knew there was no single error in the program:).
Interviewer: Your technical skills seem to be really good. How do you find solving puzzles?
Me: Though I don't like solving puzzles, but I HAD TO SAY YES! : (.
Interviewer: With the help of five 0's, get 120 as the result.
Me: At that time my mind didn't click and I thought really hard, but he was very supportive and provided me with the solution.
Interviewer: Would you like to ask any questions?
Me: I asked around 5-6 questions, he was really happy seeing my anxiety ;).
The entire technical interview lasted for about 45 minutes.
A male and a female interviewer were present in the room.
They asked me these questions:
1) What is the meaning of your name.
2) What do your friends call you?
3) How was your stay in the college?
4) Suppose you were given training in a specific field and were later given some other domain, how would you handle the pressure?
5) Why TCS?
It lasted for around 10-15 minutes.
Since I had nailed the Technical round, I knew had bright chances.
The same day, in late evening, results got announced and I jumped in joy hearing my name:).
Advice for my juniors: Please never lose your confidence in an interview. If you do not know an answer to a question, admit it. 90% questions asked in TR are very basic questions. Make eye contact with the interviewer and keep a smile on your face. Body language and communication skills WILL help you to win the battle :).
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