T.C.S Interview Experience - Lucknow, 19/10/2015.
I was at 4th Position in CSE so no aptitude test for me.
I have just given Email Writing test.
For Aptitude -> Book is Arun Sharma Quantitative Aptitude.
Refer m4maths and campusgate, you can get some questions repeated from there.
After clearing the Email Round, Interview was on next day.
ROUND1: TECHNICAL INTERVIEW
Interviewer - Tell me about yourself.
Me - Told my name, college, school, marks, and achievements.
I was stuck in between so I started talking about my project related to Big Data.
Then we talked on it for 5 minutes.
Interviewer - So you know Java and C?
Me - Yes Sir, basics.
Interviewer - Difference between C and java?
Me - Told, OOPS etc.
Interviewer- What is OOP?
Me - Told all four points, at last I told inheritance.
Interviewer - Difference between method overloading and method overriding?
Me - Told.
Interviewer - (x-a)(x-b)(x-c)...........(x-z). What will be its value?
Me - I couldn't understand this question, I thought of it as a programming question but later after interview I realized that it was an aptitude question.
Series will contain (x-x), which will be equal to 0 so whole product will become 0.
But I couldn't understand this at that time so I told that I am not getting your question but I can find this by writing a program.
Then he asked me to draw a Data Flow Diagram for selection of a boy in an exam.
I drew it, the flow and condition was correct but blocks used were wrong. I mixed ER diagram with DFD.
Interviewer - Do you have any questions for me?
Me - I asked a question. Ask any related question otherwise say no.
I asked about Big data development in TCS.
ROUND2: MR INTERVIEW.
Interviewer - Tell me about yourself.
I told him.
Interviewer - Tell me about your final year project.
I told him.
Interviewer - So you are member or leader?
Me - leader.
Interviewer - Ok tell me qualities of leader.
Me - He should not be partial and should allocate the work based on talent.
Interviewer was not satisfied and told me that this is the least important quality.
Then he judged me by giving a condition.
Interviewer - What will you do if one of your team member who is good in coding refuses to do coding?
Me - I will motivate him that you are good in coding, you should do it.
Interviewer - If then also he is refusing?
Me - Then I will give him some other work.
Interviewer - No, if he is not willing to do any work then?
Me - I will warn him a little that if you will but contribute to the project then you will face problems in viva.
Interviewer - No, if then also he is but accepting?
Me - Then I will complain to the project mentor.
Interviewer- No, this is the worst thing to do.
Me - Then I will try to do work myself.
Interviewer- How will you do? You have already devoted 6 hours to work on it.
Me - I will do it in my free time.
Interviewer - No, you don't have any free time, you have already devoted your free time also to the work then what will you do?
Me - Then I will distribute the work equally among all members.
Interviewer - No, other members are also very busy, no one will do other's work.
Me - Then sir I will postpone the least important work and will focus on the work that is important at that time and I will give least important work to that member who is not doing his work, maybe he will do the work.
Interviewer - Now this was the thing I wanted to hear, you have spoken it finally very late.
In professional life these thing happen always. A good leader is one who plans accordingly not the one who goes straight to his senior.
Me - !!!
Interviewer - So you also participated in codevita?
Me - Yes sir but I couldn't win it.
Interviewer - Why?
Me - I wasn't up to that level.
Interviewer - Ok, I was in a college two days ago and there 3 students have cleared it.
Me - Sir here 10 people have cleared it.
Interviewer- Then also you didn't clear it, you are a topper.
Me - I told him that everyone is good in some field, I was too close to qualify.
Interviewer - Ok, yes you are right. I see you are very good in aptitude, you have won many aptitude competitions.
So are you confident that if you have to give the T.C.S. aptitude test you would have passed it?
Me - Yes Sir.
Interviewer - Ok, If I keep you in testing for some time, will you do it?
Me - Yes sir we can learn many thing from everything.
I don't know why sir people look down on testers, testing is an important part of Software Development Life Cycle. Testers are also very important.
Interviewer - So you think that testers are better than coders?
Me - No sir, but everyone need to do his role according to his skills, coder alone can't ensure success of a project.
Interviewer - Ok, do you have any questions?
Me - I asked the same question that I asked in previous round.
ROUND3: HR INTERVIEW.
Interviewer - What are your hobbies?
Me - Collection of coins.
Interviewer- What types of coins?
Me - I told him in detail.
Interviewer- Any other hobbies?
Me - Watching WWE.
Interviewer- Who is your favourite wrestler?
Me - Roman Reigns.
Interviewer- Okay, are all the courses done by you full time?
Me - Yes.
Interviewer - Are you aware if T.C.S. eligibility criteria?
Me - Yes.
Interviewer - Are you open to relocation and change in shifts?
Me - Yes mam.
Interviewer - Any questions?
Me- I asked the same question again.
So this was my interview experience. Please don't be a grammar Nazi here.
I am Nadeem Ahmad from Integral University, Lucknow.
In my university 300 students were eligible for T.C.S. and around 240 participated in T.C.S. drive. 122 of them cleared the aptitude round. This includes 25 toppers of 5 branch who just gave Email Writing test. All of them qualified.
After the interviews 64 were selected in T.C.S.
This is just my experience. You can learn only a little from it. The real factor that gets you anything is your will.
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