Tata Consultancy Services Interview Process - Coimbatore, Sept-15 2016
I applied through College/campus Drive.
The registration process was lengthy.
Fill the form online and go through the 'Apply for drive' option.
Be ready with soft copy of your resume and passport size photo to upload.
There were 3 steps:
1) Pre-placement Talk.
2) Online test.
2) HR and Technical Interview (Together).
Pre-placement Talk. (About 90 min)
It was really boring. Sukanya (a TCS employee with more than 10 years experience) Explained about many things they do. Although I'm happy to know that TATA does many good things for India.
Alternative for placement talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVUngYdOHK0 [You can save 90 min].
Online Test: (Total: 90 min)
First 10 min was for the verbal part, we have to write an email.
Question for me was:
"Wite an E-mail to Bank Branch manager Mr.Alex, requesting to block your credit card since your wallet with credit have been lost 2 days back. Sign in the Email as Mr.William" Minimum 50 words.
8-10 phrases will be given to be included in the E-mail (Cannot recollect the exact phrases now)
Suggestions for Email Writing:
# Don't think too much on how to include the phrases, just start typing a sentence and modify as you progress.
# Include the words/phrases in the same form. (This is really important, Because if you change the form, system won't be able to recognize while evaluation.)
# You must address the E-mail to the given name. (only to the given name).
# Remember to sign the E-mail.
# It's better to practise E-mail writing before going for the test. Many online resources are available.
# Minimum words will be provided in the question (For me it was 50). I like to remind you that if your E-mail is less than 50 words. It won't be evaluated. A word counter was there in the interface.
There were 30 questions (including 2-star questions). Allowed time was 80 min.
[Negative marking was there (0.33 marks)]
Virtual Scientific Calculator was integrated.
~ A star figure was given. Find the total sum of all the 5 angles.
# Problems on Ratio and Allegation
# Work and Time.
# Distance and Speed
# Plane Geometry(1-star questions was based on this)
# Fractions (1-star question on this.)
I am sorry friends, I am having a bad memory that I don't remember much questions came to me. But I'll tell you my suggestions and I am sure the pattern will be same for you. TCS won't change their pattern frequently.
Suggestions for Aptitude:
- While registering through NextStep, You might have noticed the OpenSeesame add, Guys it is really worth if you click on it and take the trial test. Most of the questions were on the same concepts and the interface of the test was same. It really helped.
- Some of the questions were taken from old TCS papers without any changes.
- It is not that difficult. Try to mark 20-22 correct answers without any negatives to be confident.
- I am sure that Openseesame will get you through.
The results came on the same day late night with your name, other details, and (stream). Please don't think that this stream is the one which you gave while applying. I gave IT as my first preference but in the results. my stream was EIS (Engineering and Industrial service).
My friend who gave only EIS while applying was put in IT stream.
Interview was on the following day. There were 30-35 panels with each panel having 3 interviewers. 3 panels were only for EIS stream.
Only the first batch interviews happened on the scheduled time :D so be prepared to wait. Mine was around 12:30 in the afternoon. Like I said, there were 3 people. (I guess 2 were there for technical and 1 HR)
- Was it a hectic day for you?
- Tell me about yourself.
- What is your Area of Interests?
- Many questions on my area of interests. (Be prepared)
- So, why not Higher studies?
- Write a program to generate random numbers.
- Write a program to swap 2 numbers without using a temporary variable.
- Okay, So tell me about your projects.
- Some questions on Projects.(Be prepared)
- Do you have any questions? (Never say NO)
It took around 20 min for me. Some of my friends were asked about TATA products, CEO and many things about TCS. Focus on your projects and Area of Interests. Know about everything written on your resume.
Be prepared to answer anything. Be polite and show confidence.
Good Luck to all.
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