TCS INTERVIEW - 16 OCT 2006 - NOIDA
My tech. interview was of 1Hr. 15min. approx.......not that long for every one. There was only 1 guy in my panel about 26-27.
Interviewer- Tell me somthing about yourself.
Me- My qualification Bla Bla...
Int- which was your fav. subject in you curriculam.
Me- C programming.
Int- rate yourself on a scale of 10.
Me- Sir my knowledge is that of a student not that of a professional so i can not give points to myself.
Int- But you have to give.
Me- sir 8/10.
Tip---Make sure you give right points they are going to ask you question according to that dont play safe game means dont give 5/10 you will b in trouble.
Int- any academic achievment.
Me- As such I dont have any but I was the highest scorer in C programming in Univ.
Int- do you know something about SDLC.
Me- Explained all stages.
Int- tell me about few models.
Me- Sir waterfall model, prototype and spiral....I dont remember other models.
Int- wat is Spiral model.
Me- Sorry sir dont rem. now I rem. other two.
Int- tell me about other 2.
Me- xplained....(not accurately)
Int- which one wud you use?
Me- I told him advantages of prototype model.
Int- Now about C....he gave me a program and I was aked to find output...it was like:-
x= ++x + ++y;
wat is the value of x and y;
x= ++x + x++ + y++;
wat is the val of x and y;
Me- answered correctly.
Int- What are storage classes?
Me- answered correctly.
then few more question in C on pointers and pass by refrence....I answered all correctly I know.
Int- wat is the diff. between C and C++?
Me - sir one is structured programming lang. other is OO prog. lang.
Int- Wat is OOPS?
Int- OOPs features?
Me- Inheritance, Encapsulation...Bla Bla.
Int- Explain all
Int- Tried to trap me in Polymorphism, function overloading and function overriding...
I got confused with the concepts...
Int- Tell me about constructors...
Then he asked about abstract classes...then about interfaces in java...asked about diffrence between C++ and Java.
I answered all with minor mistakes. I mixed up Java and C++.
Int- Wat is the extension of executable file in C++ and which file extension we get after compiling Java program.
Me- .exe in C++ and .class in Java
Int- How we compile Java program and how we run it then
Me- Answered Correctly
Int- which one wud you use C++ or Java.
Me- Java bcoz of machine independence..
Int- wat is that..
Me- explained that..bytecode concept..
At this point he seemed to be satisfied...
He then asked me about my project....He was good in J2ME and JSR82. So he asked me question in that about bluetooth coding as my project was in that.....but I answerd all as it was not that togh just basics.
Int- Do you know DBMS.
Me- Sir SQL I did long back...I dont remember much but I'll try to answer all your questions....
Int- asked about primary key and foreigh keys...gave me two tables he said if i have to delete one row can i do that if yes the from which table I can do it first the one with primary or the one with forien key....
Me- Did not have much idea answerd wrongly.
Int- Do you have idea about primary key forien key composite key and unique key.
ME- explained to some extent.
Int- Back to previous tables...I get error while deleting the row..he told me the error sorry i dont remember...now tell me from which
table i am deleting the row..
Me- Again wrong answer....he explained me the concept.
Then he asked few questions on transactions like commit and rollback.
Plz do prepare normalization too they ask ques in that too I was not asked about that..
Int-Do you have ne ques?
Me- Sir technical or any.
Me- Sir while waiting in the hall I saw a video on plasma display wat was that all about.
Int- Explained that was a promotional doccumentry...
was a silly ques I know but he was satisfied... he said I am clearing your Tech round wait for HR and MR...actually they were not
telling the result there but he was so much satisfied that he said you have cleared this round I thanked him.....
My HR and MR was combined as they were running short of time....
I greeted them..
Int1-Tell me about yourself.
Me- Given intro in brief.
Int1- your strengts?
Me- My willingness to learn more and I never give up.
Int- and wat about you wkness do u have ne?
Me- Sir I am introvert but i am trying to overcome that.
Me- By making more friends...talking more to them and knowing more about people around.
Int1- Y u got less marks in 12th than in 10th.
Me- Sir no excuses for that...I cud have done better but I did not know...I was actually involved more in painting at that time.
Int2- You were painting at the time of exams?
Both started laughing...I smiled.
Me- sir started painting wen I was in 10 and was more into it by 12th I also won several awards in that..
Int1- wat awards.
Me--told him about all the cerificates and medals i won in painting..
Int1- wat kind of painting were you into.
Me- all types --poster making ..tile painting and all
Int1- wat about sketching
Me- yes sir that too.
Int1- wat about activities at coll level?
Me- Sir Dancing was my fav. and I won first prize in inter coll. painting competition too.
Int1- thats gud...what is break dance ...wat is the diffrence between disco and break dance? were you into solo or group dances..
Me- Sie I am an ameture dancer dont have much idea...I used to copy wat i used to see on T.V. I performed solo also and group also...I
went to dance classes for the group dance to have coordination.
Int1- so u into disco or break
Me- sir more into disco.
Int1- about painting do you go to Bage Bahu(place in jammu) for painting as there are good land scapes..
Me-No sir actually I use my imagination and then paint..
Int1- wat about other hobbies-
Me - Sir driving ...I love it.
Int1- wat do you drive 2 wheeler or 4 wheeler.
Me- sir 4 wheeler.
Int1- which 1.
Int1- You think it looks good on young people...I dont think then y you drive that.
Me- Sir its a diesel car so economical.
Int1- no apart from that parameter?
Me- sir diesel engine is powerful and moreover my dad had indica I dont have ne other choice
He then laughed...
Int1- What is bluetooth(my proj).
Int1- tell me about you proj.
Me--explained..it was for Nokia 6600 mobile phone
He took out his nokia 6600 ...
Int1- r u talking about this phone????
Me- yes sir.
His phone started ringing....
Then he was on phone Int2 started asking...
Int2- wat are your career objectives..
I saw the opportunity to hit the six.
Me- Sir I want to have a big name in software sector so that wen ppl talk abt software technology and the company with which I'll be
working they talk about me.
Int2 started looking at me without saying nething ...was looking in my eyes without saying nething fr 15 sec approx.
I was smiling and looking into his eyes...then I smiled a lil more...
Int2-Where do you see yourself after 5 yrs?
this was chance to hit second consecutive six.
Me- sir I am not anticipating ne thing fr myself fr the time being as I dont have ne idea about the rate of growth in TCS...But i m
sure of 1 thing that i'll be working at the position where my colleges and my juniors will be appreciating my work and my seniors
will be happy with my services to the company and I'll surely be working hard to achieve my goals.
Int2 to Int1---Sir I am done do you have ne ques.
Int1 to Int2- I am also done.
Int1- Do you have ne ques.?
Me- Sir 1 ques.
Int1- wat is it?
Me- Sir wat are the paremeters on which TCS judge the performance of an employee? my friend is working in TCS he said he got 5/5 what is that exactly.
Int1- explained in detail...
Int1 the said--If he got 5/5 he should be a role model for you.
Me- Sir I'll surely be working hard to get those 5 on 5.
Int1- We'll be looking forward for that. Any othe ques.
Me- No sir thank you.
Both stand up shake my hand and said go home enjoy yourself and see you result on 16th Oct . on career.tcs.com .
Me- sir do i need to wait for HR interview..
Int1- No we have combined it to save time...he is HR and I am MR...you go home and enjoy yourself
Me- Thank you sir.
Interview tip---DO READ ABOUT COMPANY PROFILE ITS MISSION,VISION AND VALUE...MAKE YOUR ANSWERS IN ADVANCE...I MEAN FAQ(HR)...THAT WILL
HELP...BE COOL AND GO WITH THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
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