TCS PATTERN - SEP 2003
i hv got closed place with TCS , thru campus placements.
thy have selected 20 students frm 55 who took the exam.(MCA + BE) n i am thankful to each one of u for being so informative thru this group n specially to all those who provided me with info abt TCS in last few days
thr selection procedure.
1> u need to hv first class throughtout(10th,12th,grad)
2>if u r an engineering student then 70% n above
3>if post grad(MCA) 60% n above
4>Science bgrnd no commerce or arts.
1>thy have three different sets
2>each set has three sections
a>english(10 antonyms n 10 syno..)
b>reading comprehension passages
2nd section is quantitative
3rd section is critical reasoning
how to prepare
jus go thru all previous TCS papers collect the words tht hv been asked n jus get thr menaing frm gre barrons. if u can't manage the previous papers. mk sure u go thru all excersices tht r thr in barrons . ths excersises r thr at the end of
each sections n majority of questions were picked frm thr cuttoff for ths section is not really high othr two sections r valued more
jus go thru rs aggarwal thr quanti is repeated everytime i mean pattern is jus the same as is thr in previous past papers only values r changed jus crack each n every problem frm thr
do analytical reasoning chapter frm gre-barrons n soleve all puzzels,mk sure u solve each n every puzzel frm model test papers also cause tht would increase u speed as well as questions r bound to come frm thr simple questions
what u need
a decent practice, a very cool mind
a good nite sleep bfr the exam n please think tht u can do it. frankly i am no topper or anything jus a hardworking student n tody i am whr my class toppers r believe in tht fact tht its very much within the reach
thr r two rounds of interview
but its actually a mix of HR n tech
jus be clear with ur basics, thy wont ask anything big or something detailed jus simple concepts n would c ur ability to explain things n above all ur understanding
questions varied in the following concepts:
DBMS-normalisation,DML,DDL, SQL querry,primary key, whts a null
Data structure stack , queue, linked list, sorting , b-tree,b+,b*...
orders of various sorts..
SSAD,OOMD,Software engineering..c++ inheritance, polymorphism, function overloading, over riding,c, java thy touched upon basics only
1>about ur self
3>wht r ur career objectives 3yrs frm tdy
4>diff btw DDL,DML, whts parallel DML,
5>whts normalisation explain with example till 3NF
6>need for normalisation
7>ur fav subject i said analysis n design
9>wht role would u like to perform
10> i said analyst so i was asked to explain thouroughly.......
11>differnce btw oracle 8.0,8i,9i
12>quick sort algo
13>order of merge sort
14>basic funda of .net
16>are u mobile
17>are u aware abt bond u need to sign with TCS
18> do u hv long term plans of staying with TCS
thy fill a form while u answer things
my interview lasted for 22min
whatever is left unfilled in the form is completed
this interview is taken by VP so mk sure u communicate well n u hv a positive body language. simple questions on family n u as a person n ur favourite subject
thyc all this HR but many tech questions were asked
my discussion was on SSAD/OOMD/SE
some question sfrm first intrw were repeated
i had to explain analysts role n i had mentioned tht i am keen abt hv a vertical domain of expertise in finaces
so was asked y finaces
y tcs again
what inspires u to TCS
if r a CEO n given 50 crore to invest would u go ahead buying new equipment or invest in IT depending upon ur ans talk goes
i was asked if i hv any questions?
this intrw lasted to 12min
u might be asked for ur favourite subject so prepare one for tht purpose n shd hv indepth knowldge on tht. panel would be very friendly, thy'll mk sure tht u r at ease. confidence n ur communication skills is very imporatnt
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