Tata Consultancy Services Interview Experience - RCCIIT, Kolkata, September 28, 2015
I believe the following "see-saw" interview experience will be of great help to you.
TCS visited our college of 27-28th September 2015 for on-campus recruitment. Those who cleared the aptitude round on 27th September were called the next day for interview.
When my turn at around 2 pm, I was a bit exhausted after waiting for interview since morning. I advice you all take some soft drinks with you on the interview day so that you feel fresh till your interview.
When I entered the room, I was guided to my interview panel by the people from from TCS. The panel comprised of a middle-aged mam and sir. My first impression after seeing them was not good and I felt like I was gone!
They asked me have a seat and I obliged. They took out my TCS form and my attached resume and took a look.
Mam asked "Introduce Yourself". I told them about myself, my schooling, my family, some of my qualities and hobbies. Next, sir asked, "So you like cricket as you have mentioned it". I replied, "Yes sir!".
Sir: "So how many centuries Sachin Tendulkar have to his name"?
Me: "Sir I think its 100 sir".
Sir: "Are you sure? Is it not 101?
I got nervous as was not in touch of cricket for the past few months. So, I thought that may be I have forgotten total number of centuries.
Me: "Sir I think its 100, but I am not sure as I not watching cricket for the past 4-5 months at-least. I was busy with my semesters, paperwork and placement preparations".
Sir: "Ok, who is your current favorite player?"
Me": "Virat Kohli".
Sir: How many ODI centuries does he have?
Me: I think 20 sir, but again I am not sure sir as I have told you the reason before.
So, guys be well prepared with what you have written in your hobbies.
Sir: Ok, so you have done a course on JAVA. Tell me about inheritance and why it is needed?
Me: Told & explained.
He seemed satisfied. Next he asked me a question related to some garbage-something in JAVA. I did not know the answer and so I said to to him that I do not know this concept.
Sir: "Tell me about modulation and its requirement?"
Me: Told and explained the concept. Next he gave me a waveform and asked me to draw the AM signal for that waveform using a carrier. I performed it correctly even though he tried to confuse me with AM concepts. He was smiling.
Sir: "Tell me what is hashing?"
Me: Sir, Hashing is a sorting algorithm.
Sir (after a pause): "Ok, can you tell me what are the techniques used in hashing?"
Me: No sir, I have completely forgotten it. It was in the 5th semester.
Sir: "How you people forget it so quickly. I am remembering it for the past 15 years".
I knew I had committed a blunder but I could do nothing as I remembered nothing.
Guys, try and handle this type of situation well. Keep calm and that you can answer the upcoming questions. You may try things like "sir, I will tell you this answer certainly whenever me meet next time in TCS, if selected !".
Coming back to the interview, Sir "Which movie did you watch last".
Me: "Bajraangi Bhaijaan".
There was a grin across his face.
Sir: Can you tell me the story of the film in 2 minutes?
Mam: "What was the moral of the movie?"
Me: It taught us humanity mam.
I explained in brief how salman had helped munni and her parents in the context of humanity etc.
Both were smiling.
Sir: Ok, suppose a situation is there like lets say, you have to stay back at your office at night as you have to complete an important project and I you fail your boss will sack you. In the same city, an ailing mother of one of your close friends lives and that night she needs to be hospitalized.
Your friend calls you up and asks you to admit his mother. Whom will you choose your boss or your friend and how will you handle the situation?
Me: I will serve both the purposes sir. I will perform my project as it depends on me and my job security is linked with it and I will ask any one of my friends in that city to admit that women in hospital and I believe that nobody will say No in this kind of situation.
I will surely visit my friend's mother in hospital whenever I am free. I will also explain this situation to my friend and I believe he will understand my situation and after all what he wanted from me is done.
Sir and mam, look towards each other and shake their heads to indicate that my interview is done. Finally sir says a thanks to me, I also give them a good gesture and said thanks on my part and left with a smile.
Finally, results were announced at around 11 pm, My name was there. I was happy but did not celebrate at all. None of my close friends had made it. I believe a better opportunity awaits them. That's all !
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