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Posted By : Ganapathi Rating : +8, -0
Hi Friends

I  am Vishal persuing my engineering (3rd yr) CSE from JSS ACADEMY OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION NOIDA (U.P.) TCS conducted a campus recruitment drive in our college campus on 27 th of January 2008.. About 510 students appeared for the online written test, about 190 students ables to clear the written test and  finally 78 students make it to TCS.

There were 3 rounds:-
1) Written test
2) Technical Round
3) HR round

1)Written Test:- It consists 3 sections
1. Vocabulary:- Antonyms and Synonyms and a passage with 10 options
2. Quantative Aptitude
3. Critical Reasoning  

The duration of this round is 90 minutes

The test was conducted after d preplacement talk. U will b given user ids 2 attend d online interview. Remember ur user ids. 4 the online test u need 2 give ur user id.then they will give u a password. Login using that password and ur online test starts. The  time will be displayed on the screen. The question no's are also displayed on the top right corner of the screen.U can click on any question no and switch over 2 any qstn within that section only.The question no's u attempted will become green n the questions that u haven't attempted will remain orange so that u can keep a track of how many u have attempted and how many u haven't. Only 1 question will be displayed on the screen.If u attempt that question then next question will b automatically displayed .

Below every question 5 options will be given choose the correct answer . So choose the correct option & click on the submit button.

Here I am describing some of the questions  which I faced in that written test.  

In 1st ROUND:(according to online test)

1. verbal (for this u have to prepare from GRE BARRON's model 5 test paper's opposites is enough..and for Synonyms previous year Questions..)
2. aps (only previous question papers of TCS only go through that definitely u'll get from that only...)
3. ciritical reasoning.(for this u prepare from GRE BARRON's 5 Model test Paper is more than enough).

NOTE: plz go for only 12 th edition of GRE BARRON'S..Strictly

1.)VERBAL: (recently asking....)
Censure  - fault, criticize
Optimum-  best, most favorable
Candid-  frank, open, blunt, upfront, forth-right
Cite -  quote, name, mention, refer to, allude to
Effusive -  demonstrative, fussy, talkative, overenthusiastic,vociferous, extroverted
Voluble -  articulate, vociferous, talkative
Banal -  commonplace, trivial, predictable, trite, hackneyed
Standing  - rank, permanent, position, duration, status, reputation,eminence
Nascent -  budding, emerging, blossoming, embryonic
Clutch -  grasp, grab, hold
Generic -  general, basic, common
Empirical  -experimental, pragmatic, practical
Anomaly -  irregularity, glitch, difference
Circuitous -  roundabout, twisty, meandering, indirect, winding, tortuous
Surveillance -  observation, watch, shadowing
Objective  - aim, impartial, real, purpose, goal
Raucous -  rough, wild, hoarse, guttering
Voracious  - insatiable, avid, hungry, big, rapacious, greedy
Pedigree  - rare-breed, full-blooded, lineage
Fidelity -  loyalty, reliability
Augment  - supplement, boost, add to, bump up
Precarious -   unstable, shaky, risky, uncertain
Derogatory  - disparaging, critical, insulting, offensive
Onus -  responsibility, burden, obligation, duty
Analogous -  similar, akin, related
Expedient -  measure, convenient, device, maneuver
Compliance  - fulfillment, obedience
Diffident -  shy, insecure, timid
Plaintive -  mournful, sad, melancholic, nostalgic, lamenting
Insinuate -  imply, suggest, make-out, ingratiate yourself
Misdemeanor -  wrong, sin, crime, offense
Exonerate  - clear, forgive, absolve
Gregarious -  outgoing, extroverted, sociable, expressive, unreserved
Benign -  kind, benevolent, compassionate
Attenuate -  satisfy, calm, soothe, ease
Sonorous -  loud, deep, resonant, echoing
Bolster -  boost, strengthen, reinforce, encourage
Heterodox  - unorthodox, dissenting, contrary to accepted belief,heretical, deviating
Restiveness  - impatience, restlessness, nervousness
Effigy -  image, statue, model
Retrograde  - retrospective, traditional, conservative,nostalgic,forward-looking(antonym)
Sacrosanct  - sacred, holy, revered
Dangle  - hang down, sway, droop, swing, suspend
Cryptic - mysterious, enigmatic, puzzling, hidden
Debilitate -  incapacitate, weaken, hamper, encumber, hinder
Divulge -  reveal, disclose
Spendthrift -  wastrel, squanderer, compulsive shopper
Indigenous - native, original, local
Erroneous -  mistaken, flawed, incorrect
Minion -  follower, subordinate, underling, gofer
Veracity  - reality, truth, sincerity.  

NOTE:- Plz read all words starting with the letter A,C, P,R ,S and T from bayrrons...12 edition
Passage was about White and black.(donn rem..)You have 10 choices from which you have to fill the blanks.
For aptitude just go through the previous papers.....All que were similar,only value has changed.....Understand the concept


I don't remember all the questions but here are some..

1)Which of the following highest Standard deviation
a.5,0,5,0,5,0  b) 5,5,5,5,5,5 c) 5,5,5,5,0,5 d) -5, 5, -5, 5,-5, 5

2)g(0)= 1, G(1)=-1 ,G(N) = G(N-1)+G(N-2), g(6)=?
1. -2       2. 3         3. 1         4.0  

3)A power unit is there by the bank of the river of 900 mtr width. a cable is made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that of the river and 3000 mtr away from the power unit. The cost of the cable bellows water Rs5 / mtr and cost of cable on the bank is Rs 4/ mtr. Find the pt where the cable cut through the river.
1.2800        2. 3000         3. 2100     4.3900  Ans: 2100

4)Which of the following are orthogonal pairs a) 5i+3j=7 b) i=-jc) 2i-j=3 d) 3i=5j+6    1.a&d    2.a&c     3.c&d         4.b&d

5) My flight takes of at 2am from a place at 18N 10E and landed 10 Hrs later at a place with coordinates 36N70W. What is the local time when my plane landed?
6:00 am b) 6:40am c) 7:40 d) 7:00 e) 8:00
Sol) The destination place is 80 degree west to the starting place. Hence the time difference between these two places is 5 hour 20 min. (=24hr*80/360).

6) Which of the following is power of 3 a) 2345 b) 9875 c) 6504 d) 9833  

X              Y
0             0.00001
10            1.02
100           1.72
1000          3.00
9999          4.72
Ans: Y= log10(X)  

8)Number of  edges,faces, vertices and of a cube
1.12,6,8        2.6,8,12     3.4 ,6, 8     4.8,12,6  

9)2 student get 3 and 3.5 in their class exam And 1.4 and 1.65 in final exam respectively . What might be the class marks of

3rd student who have got 0 marks in final exam?    (not exactly same values)

10)Pick the odd one out

11)Find the result of the following expression if, M denotes modules operation, R denotes round-off, T denotes truncations
M(363,5)+R(5.8) +T(7,7)-R(3.8)

12)If A, B, C are the mechanisms used separately to reduce the wastage of fuel by 25%, 20%, 10%. What will be the fuel economy if they were used combine?

13)Match the following:
   1. Mammal, cow           ---> a. A type of
   2. Snake   reptile       ---> b. A part of
   3. Roof - Building       ---> c. Not a type of
   4. Mushroom - Vegetables --->  d. A superset of

14)b v f q q m b v f m g v f f v f m b v f b g  d v f a m v f v f f    
How many v 's are such that each v is followed by f next to it, if the f is not followed by       f next to it.

15)Bucket size is 10KB. it takes 0.0001 KB/milisec to fill bucket.the bucket takes 100 or 1000 milisec to reach to takes 100 milisec to pass acknowledgement from dest to calculate how much time will it take to pass N KB ,asked to write formula for that.

16.)What is the unit of the following?
(Power*time) / (velocity*velocity)

17.)What is the largest prime no that will fit in 7 bit memory?
2*7= 128
Ans 127

18.)Problem on a Venn diagram:

Ex: a Venn diagram on no. of people who know only English, only French, only German, both English and French, French and German, German and English, know all the three.
->How many know English more than French?
->What % people speak all the three languages?
->What % people speak German but not English?  

19.) Odd one out:

a. LINUX b. WINDOWS 98 c. SOLARIS d. SMTP       ans: SMTP

a. JAVA b. LISP c. Small talk d. Eiffel     ans: LISP

a. HTTP  b. ARP c. SMTP d. SAP     ans: SAP

a. Linux NT c. SQL server d. Unix     ans: SQL server

a. SAP b. ARP  c. WAP d.TCP IP      ans:SAP

a. Oracle b. Linux c. Ingress d. DB2     ans:Linux

a. SMTP  b. WAP c. SAP d. ARP    Ans: SAP

a. WAP b. HTTP c. BAAN d. ARP       ans:BAAN

a. SQL b. DB2 c. SYBASE d. HTTP      Ans: HTTP  

there would be 3 passages and 4 questions each(total 12 quest)
NOTE: go through GRE BARRON'S 12th edition i m giving some important passages as seen in fresherworld :-

Model test 1: Section5 - qns 1-4 (motorist), qns 13-16 (red and brown)

        Section6 - qns 1-4 (conservative,democratic), qns 8-11 (latin, sanskrit), qns 12-18 (joe,larry,ned), qns    19-22 (a causes b)  

Model test 2: Section1 - qns 19-22 (wallachia and rumelia) ---i got this qn, but the names were changed as london and paris , and a,b,c etc were changed as french, italian etc.

        Section6 - qns 8-12 ( ashland, liverpool), qns 13-16 (spelunker) ---i got this qn, qns 17-22 (pesth) ---i got this one too  

Model test 3: Section6 - qns 1-4 (all Gs are Hs)

Model test 4: Section5 - qns 8-11 (horizontal row), qns 19-22 (a,b,c cause d)

        Section6 - qns 8-12 (spanish, italian), qns 13-16 (all As, Bs), qns 17-22 (progressive federal party)  

Model test 5: Section3 - qns8-11 (museum), qns 19-22 (A is the father)

        Section7- qns 1-5 (prahtu, brahtu), qns 21-25 (scurvy)

This passages are more than enough to clear critical reasononing,  without GRE barrons 12th edition it is difficult to  clear the written test .

If u cannot understand them just MUG UP the answers.

This is all about my written round... I qualified for the next round   it was technical round

There were three Interviewers in my panel. Here I m explaining what they asked from me, it is as..

(Int: INTERVIEWER Me: Vishal )  

Int : Good Morning Vishal, have ur seat
Me: Good morning Sir,  
Int: So, Vishal tell me something about urself

Me: I tell them about my academics, my hobbies, my strengths etc  

Int: Tell me about ur subjects     Me:I did  

Int: Tell me the various selection, sorting techniques..
Me: I explained about all sortings, then they told me to write the code for bubble sort which I easily did ( are yaar bahut hi aasan question pucha tha..yeeh)  

Int: What about DBMS
Me:Sir, I know DBMS but I m not much confident in it, they give me to build a table for employees of company..I did it  

Int: What is the difference b/w Applet & Servlets   Me :I told  

Int: have u done any project
Me: I told about my mini project of 5th semester  

Int:what r the subjects u have in ur btech     Me:I told  

Int:You have written that net surfing is ur hobby, but u wont be getting net access in TCS
Me: Sir, I use net only for my studies purpose, so there is no problem as such  

Int:Exploring new places is also ur hobby, how many places u have visited
Me:I explained  

Int:What type of books u read?  Me: I told  

Int: why ur btech  % r so less..
Me: I told the reason (this question is much asked, so prepare well if ur percents are low)  

Int:Are u adaptable
Me:yes sir, u can throw me anywhere in India, I 'll manage  

Int:what is SDLC?   Me:I told  

Int:what are various types of testing    Me:I told  

Int: what is the difference b/w applet & normal program  etc,etc  Me:I told

And there are various questions relating to my strength  & weakness . Some more technical questions were there.. My interview lasts for about 45 minutes & they asked everything about my academics, hobbies,strengths etc

I even find it difficult to know whether I am giving technical or HR round..they can ask anything so prepare well..

Finally I was selected for HR round:  

The questions they asked mw are as This round lasts for about 20 minutes  

Q:how was ur tech round
Q: why do u want to join tcs
Q: tell me about ur hobbies
Q: what type of books u read
Q:why ur b-tech % are so low( prepare well)
Q:where do u see urself after 5 or 10 years
Q:what r ur weakness
Q:tell me 2 reasons for why we select u?
Q: tell me 2 reasons for why we reject you?
Q:can u manage in south India ?( their most work is in southern India )
Q:do u know about terms & conditions ?  

And few such questions more.. & finally I got selected

BE CONFIDENT in ur answers.

NO need to get Nervous during interviews, be COOL & have smile on ur face.

Even if u don't know any answer simply say "sir I m unable to recall it"

Never say "sorry sir" or "Don't know".. The panels r  friendly, they just try to know ur confidence level..  

So, be confident. If u have prepare well then u will surely be getting SUCCESS.

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