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TCS PAPER & INTERVIEW - 28 DEC 2009 - PUNE

Posted By : Shaik Rating : +33, -6
Hi Friends

I wrote this paper after memorizing all the questions that i faced. I was aptitude-topper.

       
TCS did campus recruitment on 28th   December 2009.  At 9 am there was a PPT session happened for 2 hours. Then online  aptitude test started at 11 am.
   

   
Online test was good. There were 3  sections
   
1. Verbal {32 questions==20 min}
   
2. Quantitative {38 questions==40  min}
   
3. Analytical {12  questions==30min}
   

   
VERBAL:
   
10 synonym & 10 antonyms were  there… some of them I can remember are
   
SYNONYMS->
   
(1) PONDEROUS
   
ANTONYMS->
   
(1) OSTENTIENCE
   
(2) AVID
   
And 2 passages were there. 1st one  for fill in the blanks & 2nd one for unseen..
   
N.B.: My advice is “you may not  score good in verbal but quant-section & analytical section is rocking  where you can score above cutoff!!”
   

   
QUANTITATIVE:
   
For quantitative questions, I did  most of the recent previous papers and I got everything common all the  questions were very easy.. Do practice data interpretation questions from AGGARWAL.
   

   
Some of the questions that I can  remember I have put here.
   
1) There are two cylinders P &  Q. Radius of P is double than that of Q but in case of heights P’s height is  half that of Q. So find out ratio of volumes of P to Q.
   
a) 1:2    b) 2:1     c) 1:1    d) 1:8    e) 8:1
   

   
2) What is the addition of even  numbers from 30 to 50.
   
a) 440    b) 465     c) 2240    d) 2265    e) 480
   

   
3) A number when multiplied by 1  less than it is 4 less than the square of the number then what is the number?
   
a) 4   b) 6    c) 3   d) 7   e) 9
   

   
4) Mathew sells shoes & boots  at her Mathew’s Discount Shoppe. She sold 22 shoes & 16 boots yesterday,  bagging 650 $ with her. Today she got 760 $ for selling 8 shoes & 32 boots.  So what is the difference between costs of boot & shoe?
   
a) 5 $   b) -5 $    c) 8 $   d) -8 $   e) 10 $
   

   
5) There are 10 chocolate cookies,  8 oatmeal cookies & 6 peanut butter cookies. If sequentially 3 cookies are  taken & eaten, find the probability that first one was peanut butter,  second one was chocolate & third one was oatmeal cookie.
   
a) 10/261   b)  10/253   c) 5/253   d) 23/261    e) 48/1214
   

   
6) Yesterday I bought a pencil  & a notebook for 5 $. Today I needed to buy some pencils & 15 notebooks  & I think 93 $ are sufficient. If all the pencils & notebooks cost are  integer values, find out how much number of pencils were bought?
   
a) 26   b) 24   c) 17   d) 14   e) 20
   

   
7) If 8a=9b then find out the  ratio of a/9 to b/8.
   
a) 1:1   b) 1:2    c) 2:1   d) 81:64   e) 64:81
   

   
8) If we recruit 6 mathematics  major ,4 engineering major & 5 management majors in our team then find the  probability that a player selected at random from team for a captain is either  from mathematics field or management field.
   
a) 10/15   b) 3/5    c) 11/14   d) 11/15   e) 9/14
   

   
9) 6 engineers can do a code in 10  hours working with same efficiency. If 6 engineers start at 11 am till 5 pm & for each hour an engineer  is added, when will they finish their coding?
   
a) 9 pm    b) 8 pm   c) 7 pm    d) 11 pm   e) 7.20 pm
   

   
10) How many four digit numbers  are possible which do not contain 3 or 6?
   
a) 3600   b) 3575    c) 3584   d) 4884    e) 4875
   

   
11) In a class of 15 students 7  are fluent in Hindi, 8 are fluent in English & 3 are fluent in none of  these subjects but history. Then what percentages of students are good at both Hindi  & English?
   
a) 25%   b) 35%    c) 40%   d) 20%   e) 30%
   

   
12) In a mixture of 80 liter  liquid X & liquid Y are in 1: 9 proportions. If 20 liter of liquid X is  poured into this mixture what percentage is of liquid Y in resulting mixture?
   
a) 28%   b) 68%    c) 72%   d) 22%   e) 30%
   

   
13) A salesman has a salary of  1000 $/month & incentive of 7.5% of the items above 50 items. In September  he sold 210 items each of 150 $, then what is his approximate income for that  month?
   
a) 2000$   b) 1000$    c) 3000$   d) 2800$   e) 1800$
   

   
14) If 3 cards are taken out  sequentially from well shuffled pack of cards, find the probability that they  come in the order spade, diamond & black.
   
a) 169/1020   b) 169/10200   c) 2197/10200  d) 219/10200   e) 13/10200
   

   
In addition to these questions  some of the data sufficiency questions were also there but they were peanuts.  You can easily solve them.
   

   
CRITICAL/ANALYTICAL  REASONING:
   
Do practice questions from GRE  BARRON’S 13th edition as well as from earlier editions. Do solve all the  passages having 4 or more than 4 questions. Avoid passages having 1-3 questions…  all questions are common from BARRON’S. Otherwise you can try out for Career  forum, Career launcher, IMS material they also guide well.
   

   
I could remember 2 out of three  puzzles for you.
   

   
Puzzle 1:
   
There are some chocolates to be  packed into two types of boxes either X or Y. There are jellies, sourballs,  licorice, peppermint, nougat, rock belly, toffee to be packed in all. There are  some conditions that are necessary to be satisfied while packing all the boxes  is that, jelly should be in X box only, licorice must be in Y box only,  sourballs should not be packed in the same box containing either licorice or  peppermint & always make sure that nougat & toffee are placed always in  the same box. THEN,
   

   
1) If toffee is packed in X box,  what combination would be satisfied for Y box contents?
   
a) Jelly, rock belly, licorice
   
b) Licorice, sourballs, nougat
   
c) Nougat, peppermint, jelly
   
d) Licorice, nougat, peppermint
   
e) Rock belly, licorice, peppermint
   

   
2) If peppermint is packed in Y  box which combination is that it is packed in X box?
   
a) Nougat, toffee, jelly
   
b) Toffee, sourballs, peppermint
   
c) Peppermint, jelly, sourballs
   
d) Nougat, toffee, licorice
   
e) None of these
   

   
3) If peppermint is to be placed  in X box, which of the following ingredients may not be packed into any of the  boxes?
   
a) Rock belly
   
b) Licorice
   
c) Sourballs
   
d) Jelly
   
e) Toffee
   

   
Puzzle 2:
   
In MIRAMAR Hotels they have two  wings one is East Wing & other is West wing. In east wing some of the rooms  have an ocean view & all the rooms on west wing has harbor view. There is an  extra charge for harbor view rooms on & above third floor. There is an  extra charge for ocean view rooms with balcony. Some harbor view rooms on first  & second floor as well as some east wing rooms without ocean view are  provided with kitchen facility & are charged extra for that also.
   

   
1) Which of the following can  cause no extra charge for the customers?
   
a) Some ocean view rooms without  balcony
   
b) Some east wing rooms without  ocean view
   
c) West wing rooms below third  floor
   
d) All west wing rooms without  kitchen facility
   
e) All east wing rooms without  ocean view
   
(There were also some more  questions 2 more but I really not remind them.)
   
On 28th aptitude happened 90  appeared & 18 cleared.
   
On the same day interview started  from 2 pm, 9 panels were there. Electronics & Telecommunication,  CSE, IT interviews started at the same time in parallel.
   

   
My technical  interview started from 2.00pm to approx 2.40pm.
   
HR interview started from 3.10   pm to 3.25   pm.
   
MR interview lasted for 20 minutes  thereafter.
   
At 8 pm they declared the result & I  was selected!
   
15 out of 18 were selected.
   

   
ADVICE:
   
1) Do not get disheartened by  frustrating verbal section, do not worry there is no sectional cutoff.
   
2) Don’t worry about the passages.
   
3) You can switch to any question  in that particular section using hyperlinks, but you cannot switch to questions  from another section.
   
4) You cannot gain time by  finishing a section within predefined time, extra time is not added to the next  section preceding it.

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