Tata Consultancy Services Interview Experience - GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 14, 2015
I cleared written test held on 20th Feb. Result declared on 24th Feb.
I was very excited about my dream job. "Being a mechanical engineer, working for IT company as I love computers"
I was called for personal interview on 14th March at Gandhinagar. TCS GARIMA PARK. Very classic office.
There were 346 entries for interview.
My turn came at around 3:00 PM.
All the interview before mine, lasted for about 20-25 min. Mine was shortest. 10min only.
I entered in chamber and wished them.
There were two person. Very friendly they were:) (All before me told they are irritating you badly)
Q - Tell me about yourself.
A - Told.
Q - So you're from Surat. Trained at NTPC. Tell me about plant capacity there.
A - 656 MW. I told separate capacity of GT and ST.
He summed up all GT & ST and told your calculations are powerful.
I told I referred all the things last night sir.
Then he told me to draw plant.
I did same.
He mentioned me that I forget to draw something.
Suddenly I reminded BOILER.
He asked me what that boiler called as?
I forget that.
He told HRSG.
I told sir I know full of that.
He told tell me.
I told I cant recall it now.(Actually I knew that but really cant recall that)
He told HEAT RECOVERY... I stopped him.
Then I completed remaining by saying STEAM GENERATOR. (I told you I knew that but can't recall. I was right there)
Then he told me to draw STHX.
I made a sketch.
He asked in which direction water in shell side flows?
I told as mine was parallel flow STHX.
Then he asked me about my mind power training seminar.
How much % subconscious mind contains?
I told I don't know exact % but it's very little compared to other one.
He asked how many thoughts are striking in mind in a day?
I told I don't know exact no. but I can assume 20000-30000.
He told me 60000.
Q-Any question for us?
A- Yes sir. where can I improve my self?
They really replied classic ans. Improvement is continuous process. After 8-10 years in this field we are improving our self. So you can improve everywhere.
Happy with that classic ans.
I was confident that I will surely clear that round.
NO QUESTION ABOUT C/C++(I REFERRED FOR 4 DAYS).
Result announced and again I was right. Selected for MR & HR.
On 15-03 I was there on time.
They told us about that day's strategy. MR round was also having result. (BAD LUCK WAS THAT FOR ME).
My turn came around 4:00 PM. I was the last one.
Interviewer was really a third-class person. I don't know how he managed to that position in India's #1 company by M-CAP?(You will come to know in review).
I entered in chamber and wished him.
Q- why IT field?
A- I love computers.
Q- Why you joined mechanical engineering?
A- My paa forced me as it's evergreen branch.
Moreover I added things that I know computers from outside but by joining your IT firm I want to know what is computer actually. (Really true I know computers but don't know about software coding. I think we all from mechanical don't know actual coding.)
Q- Tell me about your family.
A- Told.(I made a mistake by telling that my paa is in L&T since 26 years and that really harmed that day. Till that day I was proud that my paa is in engineering giant company.)
Q- Have your paa guaranteed you a job in L&T?
A- No sir. (that was the truth. Nobody can guarantee you that one)
Q- Why you took review of a technician? not any higher position person? (My paa is technician)
A- I was really angry with that. I told that he's my father. Never thinks bad for me.
Q- Who is best? Technician or Engineer?
A- Practical knowledge wise technician is best. educational qualification wise engineer is good.(I bet no answer is better than this one)
I told him many things about my computer love and mentioned that my project also contains software like MATLAB and MINITAB. I have my website though I am mechanical engineer. I have done many things with computers and mobiles like firmware changing etc. etc...
Q- Are you ready to relocate?
A- Sir it's my passion. I can do anything for that if you give me chance. (I thought he is compromised a little-bit. As my resume was also having some weight)
Q- What is IT company?
Q- What's going hot in IT firm now a days.
A- Google glass and smart-watches.
Q- What is cloud? (Hey, does he forget that I am from mechanical field? Though I was really happy that he asked me that question. Luck was with me as I just asked a CSE student that question min before my interview).
A- Told. (same as that CSE guy told me).
Q- Are not you giving your private things to cloud sites?
A- No sir. If I am converting song then no worries. As that does not belongs to me.
Q- What is social networking?
Q- Give examples
Q- You know Orkut?
Q- Why it can't compete with Facebook?
Heart-breaking moment for me that he told me that "STILL I AM NOT CONVINCED WITH YOU. TELL ME SOMETHING THAT REALLY SHOWS YOUR LOVE ABOUT COMPUTERS"
I was dumb ;( What else I can tell him? I told him all the things I can tell. Nothing was in my favour at that moment.
A- I told sir you're giving me training for 1 year after joining. In that time I will learn a lot.
Now see his rudeness. WE HAVE NOT OPENED TUITION CLASS HERE.
I told it is right sir that you've not opened tuition class but I will rise with your company not first satisfying my needs and then your company's.
Q- Did you have any computer class?
A- Not professionally but I know C, HTML, JAVA. (Very true ans. I referred all of that for days)
He told "Okay sir" (surprised).
I asked same question. "Where can I improve?"
Once again you're going to see his cheapness.
WE HAVE NOT OPENED ANY COUNSELLING HERE.
I was motionless at that moment.
He told you can go.
I told Thanks sir.
I went to waiting room. I was in superstition that he was impressed with me but to make me insecure he told me that I am not convinced. My another mate got same words from another panel. He was selected for HR. I was hoping best for me and was happy.
Result announced. I was in reject list ;(
I took care of me by thinking EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR SOME REASON.
Left the company premises.
One thing I want to say that their interview system is really classless. Parallel panel system is really bad. As no panel can have same mind-set. I paid for that, that day...
One more thing that I read about 20-25 interview review on INDIABIX telling that they will not cut you down if you are complete with your TR. Many of us were rejected in MR.
So finally it's all about your luck and panel which you have to encounter with...
Thanks for reading :).
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