TCS Interview Experience - Bengaluru, 26/08/2019
On 24/08/2019 I received mail stating that my interview is on 26/08/2019(just 1-2 days gap after confirmation mail of schedule of interview).
So my suggestion is if you have cleared with NQT or whatever the first round aptitude start preparing for the interview.
Now on the day of Interview.
Reporting time: 8:45 am.
They addressed us at 9:15 am and followed by document verification (preferable only to those who are exactly on the border of their eligibility criteria.) It was around 9: 45. Interviews were started. It will be like You will be given a serial number (preferably if you sit in the front rows you are the first to interviewed soon. I was sitting a little back So my interview turned up at 12:20 pm.
So you will have 2 Rounds (TR)+(MR+HR) or(TR+MR)+(HR).(this depends on the panel to which you are called).
So first round it technical for sure. If you perform well in TR then you will be shortlisted for the HR round.
So you will be taken by a volunteer till the interview room. Basically during our time there were 27 interview panels happening simultaneously for TR round and 20-25 HR+MR panels on the other side for technical round shortlisted students.
So for me first round was only Technical round. It went for almost 45 mins long(12:40 pm to 1:05 pm)
TR(Technical round interview).
ME: Good after noon sir.
TR: Good after noon. Take your seat.
ME: Thank you sir. (gave my CV to him)
TR: Noted some points from my resume and application into his laptop(I think application number, Name etc).
TR: Okay tell me about yourself?
ME: Answered. (told about family background i.e father,mother,myself forgot to tell about sibling).
TR: Okay do you have any sibling?
ME: Answered Yes and told about study of my sibling.
TR: So you mentioned hobbies as Watching TV shows. what TV shows you watch?
ME: Answered in general without telling any if the names.
TR: So I want the particular TV Show names
TR: What do you do in your free time?
TR: Seeing my resume again. Asked why there is a decrease in percentage from 10th , 12th to degree.
ME: Some what managed to answer.
TR: Which language are you comfortable in?
TR: Are you sure? shall I ask questions on java?
ME: Ok sure sir.
TR: What is data encapsulation?
TR: From which base class all other classes in java are declared?
ME: Silence for 10-15 seconds and told I think string class but not sure sir.
TR: So is string in java a class or a data type?
TR: Different types of loops, working of break ans continue with example program, factorial program working of switch cases working, How do you use random generator in java?
ME: Answered all if required with code.
TR: What is sub class And class inside a class?
TR: What is final keyword in Java?
ME: Don't know sir.
TR: What is object Serialization?
ME :Don't know sir.
TR: He told what exactly a object Serialization is. And told that "you told you are comfortable in java but you don't know about object Serialization?"
ME: Sir Still I am in the learning phase. Still today I have not come across object Serialization, so I think that would be the one of the topic that i need to look upon today.
TR: Why should we hire You?
ME: Answered(Told some positive about me).
TR: Why TCS?
ME: Told some positive points about the company.
TR: Any questions for me?
ME: How is our career growth at TCS if we got selected?
TR: Explained about 3-4 Mins. and suggested to do more online courses, work on live projects apart from academic mini projects. And told to be keep updated.
ME: Ok thank you sir, One Last question,
What will be the initial work at TCS when we join?
TR: It depends on the project you will be getting. Anything else.
ME: No sir.
TR: Ok Thank you.
ME: okay Thank you sir.
After this round time was around 1:05 pm. Since it was lunch time I need to wait till 2 pm for TR round results. I got selected for further round.
HR+MR round started for me around 2:40 pm and went on for 20 mins till 3 pm.
ME: Good afternoon sir.
HR: Very good afternoon manoj please take your seat. And give me your CV.
HR: looked into my CV for 2 mins.
During this time one more person joined i.e. MR. I wished him too.
MR: Why don't you introduce yourself and tell me something about yourself.
HR: Why there is a decrease in percentage in your academics?
ME: Tried to give some reasons. I think HR was convinced with my answer.
HR: Asked me to explain about projects?
ME: Explained about both the projects I did.
HR: Asked why not other technologies for DBMS project?
ME: Told some reasons,. But guess he was not convinced.
HR: What is cloud computing?
ME: Told just the basic definition.
HR: What are the different cloud technologies you know?
ME: Told only 2.
HR: Did you studied Operating System?
ME: Yes sir.
HR: Okay then tell me the difference between open source and non open source?
ME: Just told only one difference.
HR: Only that's it .nothing more than that?
ME: Tried to say one more point.
HR: Okay is Linux open source?
MR: Gave some situation. and asked how do I resolve in that situation?
ME: Managed to convenience the MR.
MR: Okay now tell me the real life incident in your life where you stood as the initiator?
ME: Told some incidents from my engineering etc.
MR: Why should we hire you?
ME: Told some positive points about me.
HR: Why TCS?
ME: Told some positive points about company and showed my willingness to join their company?
MR: Are you comfortable if placed anywhere in India?
ME: Yes sir.
MR: Are you comfortable with working in shifts?
ME: Yes sir.
MR: Okay any questions?
ME: Asked "hows the life at TCS"?
MR: Answered with smile "once you will join you will come to know". anything else?
ME: Told about the intiative taken by TCS to conduct 10k marathon run even for handicapped people. really I liked that sir. and i was the volunteer for that event I mentioned.
HR: Oh, good how was your experience their?
ME: It was good sir.
MR: Okay now all your details will be verified in background if anything found to be wrong you are application will be rejected. so are you sure about the details you provided. If anything you want to change you can change now. This will be your last chance to change?
ME: Ok sir. Details provided by me are correct.
MR: Okay Thank you
HR: Okay Manoj Thank you
ME: Thank you sir(to both).
So this was my TCS interview experience. Hopefully I may get selected waiting for the results!
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