TCS PATTERN & INTERVIEW - 11 JAN 2010 - LANDRAN
Well, first was the Aptitude + Critical Reasoning + Verbal Reasoning.... not to mention again, Critical was from barrons book... but aptitude was all different from what has been coming since last years. But not to worry, it was very simple. Just, u have to be fast in calculations because 38 ques, 40min.. Our college selection rate was 85 students out of 250.
Coming to interview part : we had to wait till 1 am in morning for my turn but our turn came next day.
interviewer : hello Rishabh. so, u belong to chd rite ?
I: Then you must be going on gediyan and all..
me: No sir, I m not intersted in such things. Just go sometimes at nite in PU for fun.. But not with any bad intentions..etc etc
I: why Rishabh ? This is the age..You shud go for girls.
Me: Sir, m already committed..We both started laughing.
I: ok Rishabh, tell me abt urself.
Me: Gave my intro.. Didnt mentioned my %ages. directly came to my strenghts and interstes.
I: ok Rishabh, whats your project ?
Me: explained in detail (You should be thorough with ur project, specially electronics students. I am an electronics student).
((: I was trying to focus on what I know in project.. I was trying to say such thing that he should ask me what I know rather than what he needs to know.))
I: Draw power supply.
I: explain rectifier ? How should I modify it if I want output to contain alternate peaks ?
Me: Drawn.. But he helped me to get answer,
I : then he asked me C.. what is #include ?
Me: answered. Sir, its pre processor directive..etc etc
I: then he asked me whats math.h ? why include header files ?
I: what if we dont want to include math.h ?
Me: Sir,then we will have to define our own function. But, its wastage of time to spend time on whats already available.
I: whats so special in header files ?
Me: Sir, we have prototypes of the functions needed regularly in programs.
((my answers may not be whole correct, but m telling you what i answered. I was very confident in my answers))
I: Ok rishabh, write a program. I just want logic, syntax not needed. "HELLO WORLD", reverse this and write vertically.
Me: wrote. It was rite
Me: then, I told him that I know SQL also. I have learnt it myself from online tutorials.
I: Asked me about unions, joins
Me: explained correctly in detail... He seemed satisfied.
I: Rishabh, Why u scored so less in XII ? (I scored 88% in class X and just 64 in XII, so this question was expected.)
Me: Sir,to be honest, I myself don't know. I just lost focus on my studies and couldn't be on track. I didn't made excuses of medical illness and all.. I was truthful throughout my interview.
I: then, he told what's your max %age and which subject has highest contribution ?
Me: Sir, 6th sem, 82%..Microcontrollers.
I: Asked some question.. Don't remember.
Me: Sir, I don't know this.
I: But, this is your best scoring subject. And you don't know this question ?
Me: Sir, I have a problem (Its very funny).
I: what problem ?
Me: Sir, moment I finish with semester, and start with a new one, I forget all previous subjects.
I : laughs. me too laughing. But, that's not good. You will get old, u will forget everything ?
Me: No sir, I have logic. I don't feel need to remember.. When, m studying a semester, I fully concentrate on that Sem.. And I know I have to go in software, where I don't need Microcontrollers knowledge. If, I need it, I ll revise it. It would take hardly any time, bcoz M good at it already.
I: Hmm...good. offered me cake.
Me: First, I refused, but then I accepted it. sir, i never thought interview would go so friendly.
I: OK..U feeling it friendly.
Me: yes sir, ofcos.
I: Ok rishabh, r u comfortable with communication ?
Me: YEs sir...
I: asked whats GSM..
I: if i have single BTS outside your college, and u have 2 cell phones. One is GSM, other is CDMA..and u get 2 move away from BTS...which one will get switched off first ?
Me: Sir, GSM will get switched off first. BEcoz CDMA range is more
I: Why range more >?
Me: I dont know what I said, but it was totally wrong..Sir, honestly, I dont have much idea abt it.
I: ok rishabh, fine...no problem. thats all rishabh.. Any questions from ur side ?
Me: No sir..thank u...It was nice talking to you.
I: same here rishabh..
((Note that I was totally honest even it went negative against me.. Speaking truth is the only key to confidence in interview. Thats my mantra in life and same followed in interview.))
And I got call for next interview..Yupee... well. Managerial interview was also tuff but is independent for evryone. So, wont discuss here.. Once your techinical is cleared, there's hardly any chance that u get rejected in HR or MR..
All the best. I got cleared and waiting for joining letter !!!!
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