(Paper) TCS Fresher Job Interview Placement Paper : 03 November 2010
TCS
Company Name : TCS
Type : Fresher
Job Interview: It's the new pattern, contain 35
questions
Cut off near about 18
1/3 negative marks there so answer only the correct answer.
Don’t do guess, it's interesting paper. I like to solve it, i think real talent will be selected now, it's suitable for good student.
Some questions that remembered.
1: Horse started to chase dog as it relieved stable two hours ago. And horse
started to ran with average speed 22km/hour, horse crossed 10 mts road and two
small pounds with depth 3m, and it crossed two small street with 200 mts length.
After traveling 6 hrs, 2 hours after sunset it got dog. Compute the speed of
dog?
Answer: As we have speed and travel time of horse, we can get distance
traveled by
it.
Hence d = 22*6 = 132km,
Exactly this 132km was travelled by dog in 8 hours (as it started two hours
earlier).
Hence speed of dog = 132/8 = 16.5km/hr
Answer: 16.5km/hr.
2: (There was a long story, I'll cut short it). There are 5 materials to make a perfume: Lilac, Balsamic, Lemon, and Woody and MI mosaic. To make a perfume that is in demand the following conditions are to be followed: Lilac and Balsamic go together. Woody and MI mosaic go together; Woody and Balsamic never go together. Lemon can be added with any material. (Actually they had also mentioned how much amount of one can be added with how much quantity of the other; but that's not needed for the question.) All of the following combinations are possible to make a perfume except:

Balsamic and Lilac

Woody and Lemon

MI mosaic and Woody

MI mosaic and Lilac
3: John buys a cycle for 31 dollars and given a cheque of amount 35 dollars.
Shop Keeper exchanged the cheque with his neighbour and gave change to John.
After 2 days, it is known that cheque is bounced. Shop keeper paid the amount to
his neighbor. The cost price of cycle is 19 dollars. What is the profit/loss for
shop keeper?
Answer: Is 23(cost price 19 + change given 4).
4: A game is played between 2 players and one player is declared as winner. All
the winners from first round are played in second round. All the winners from
second round are played in third round and so on. If 8 rounds are played to
declare only one player as winner, how many players are played in first round
Answer: Is 28.
5: Entry ticket to an exhibition ranges from 1p to 31p. You need to provide
exact change at the counter. You have 31p coin. In how many parts will you
divide 31p so that you will provide the exact change required and carry as less
coins as possible?
a) 22
b) 31
c) 6
d) 32
Answer: Is 6
6: There are 11 boys in a family. Youngest child is a boy. Probability is 1 that of all are boys out of?
a) 2
b) 2!
c) 2048
d) 1024
Answer:1024
7: Two bowls are taken, one contains water and another contains tea.one spoon of
water is added to second bowl and mixed well, and a spoon of mixture is taken
from second bowl and added to the second bowl. Which statement will hold good
for the above?
Answer: Second liquid in first bowl is smaller than the first mixture in second
bowl)
8: Ferrari S.P.A is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1928 as Scuderia Ferrari , the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of streetlegal vehicles in 1947 as Feraari S.P.A. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One where it has employed great success .Rohit once bought a Ferrari . It could go 4 times as fast as Mohan's old Mercedes. If the speed of Mohan's Mercedes is 46 km/hr and the distance traveled by the Ferrari is 953 km, find the total time taken for Rohit to drive that distance.
a) 20.72
b) 5.18
c) 238.25
d) 6.18
Answer: b
9: A sheet of paper has statements numbered from 1 to 70. For all values of n from 1 to 70. Statement n says 'At least n of the statements on this sheet are false.' Which statements are true and which are false?
a) The even numbered statements are true and the odd numbered are false.
b) The odd numbered statements are true and the even numbered are false.
c) The first 35 statements are true and the last 35 are false.
d) The first 35 statements are false and the last 35 are false.
Answer: d
10: Middle earth is a fictional land inhabited by Hobbits, Elves, dwarves and
men. The Hobbits and the Elves are peaceful creatures who prefer slow, silent
lives and appreciate nature and art. The dwarves and the men engage in physical
games. The game is as follows . A tournol is one where out of the two teams that
play a match, the one that loses get eliminated. The matches are played in
different rounds where in every round , half of the teams get eliminated from
the tournament. If there are 8 rounds played in a knockout tournol how many
matches were played?
a) 257
b) 256
c) 72
d) 255
Answer: b
11: A lady has fine gloves and hats in her closet 18 blue 32 red and 25 black. The lights are out and it is totally dark inspite of the darkness. She can make out the difference between a hat and a glove. She takes out an item out of the closet only if she is sure that if it is a glove. How many gloves must she take out to make sure she has a pair of each colour?
a) 50
b) 8
c) 60
d) 42
Answer: 50
12: Alok and Bhanu play the following coins in a circle game. 99 coins are arranged in a circle with each coin touching two other coin. Two of the coins are special and the rest are ordinary. Alok starts and the players take turns removing an ordinary coin of their choice from the circle and bringing the other coins closer until they again form a (smaller) circle. The goal is to bring the special coins adjacent to each other and the first player to do so wins the game. Initially the special coins are separated by two ordinary coins O1 and O2. Which of the following is true?
a) In order to win, Alok should remove O1 on his first turn.
b) In order to win, Alok should remove one of the coins different from O1 and O2
on his first turn.
c) In order to win, Alok should remove O2 on his first turn.
d) Alok has no winning strategy.
13: There is a die with 10 faces. It is not known that fair or not. 2 captains
want to toss die for batting selection. What is the possible solution among the
following?
a) If no. is odd it is head, if no. is even it is tail
b) If no. is odd it is tail, if no. is even it is head
c) Toss a die until all the 10 digits appear on top face. And if first no. in
the sequence is odd then consider it as tail. If it is even consider it as head.
I didn’t remembered last option and I don’t know answer.
14: Ferrari is leading car manufacturer.*Ferrari S.p.A.* is an Italian sports car. It has enjoyed great success. If Mohan's Ferrari is 3 times faster than his old Mercedes wich gave him 35kmph if Mohan traveled 490 km in his Ferrari the hw much time (hours) he took?
a) 8
b) 4
c) 7
d) 7.33
(Options may be different)
15: In an exam there are total 12 questions. From the first 4 questions a
student has to answer 2 questions which are compulsory. And he has to answer 5
from the rest. In how many ways he can answer questions.
Answer: 4c2*8c5 ( it is combination problem)
16: A gun has a nozzle velocity 330 mt/sec. It has to meet a target which is at
a distance 5km. It retards at a rate of 8 mt/sec/sec while travelling in air.
Find the velocity at a place where the bullet will meet the target.
Answer: You=330mt/sec s=5km=5000mt apply formula v2=u22as
V=?
17: For school children a software was designed.\In that \software one monkey
has to choose balloons. If a monkey chooses 2 at a time and continues picking
then 1 balloon is left. If it picks 5 at a time then the remaining is zero,if it
picks 6 at a time then remaining is 3. What is the total number of balloons?
a) 72
b) 75
c) 79)
d) 80
Answer: 75 ( Just divide the choosing patten in the number and check whether you
are getting the remainder as the remaining value). If it chooses 6 at a time and
continues then 75(12*6)=3 which satisfies the condition
18: There are two statements. There is also a question. Choose 1 if the question can be answered by using either one. Choose 2 if the question can be answered using both the statements. Choose 3 if the question can not be answered using these two statements
Statement1: Avinash spends 30% on house rent, 20% on children’s education,40% on
foods
Statement 2: Pritam spends 20% on house rent, 45% on children’s education,20% on
food
Question: If pritam spends more than avinash on foods who spends more on
children’s education?
The question can be answered by
a) 1
b) 2
c)3
Answer: c
19: A hollow space on earth surface is to be filled. Total cost of filling is
Rs20000. The cost of filling per mt3 is Rs 225 .how many times a size of 3 mt3
soil is required to fill the hollow space?
Answer: 20000/225=88.88
88.88/3=29.62
So 30 times of 3 mt3 is required to fill the space completely
20: There are different things like p,q,r,s,t,u,v. We can take p and q together. If r and s are taken together then t must has to be taken. u and v can be taken together can be taken with p or s. every thing can be taken together except
a)p
b)t
c)v
d)s
Answer: t
21: New town is straight to the north of New york. A high way M runs from
newtown making an angle of 61 degree south east. from newyork there is also an
high way N which runs northeast 61 degrees.if high ways M and N are straight
then findout the acute angle made at their intersection point.
Answer: 180(61+61)=58 (the high ways make a triangle the addition of 3 angles of a
triangle is 180)
22: There are 7 meetings A,B,C,D,E,F,G .one meeting should happen in one day. Meeting A is on Sunday c and d meetings should happen after B. Then E ,F,G meetings should occur in three conjucutive days. And meeting g is on Saturday. Then meeting the should occur on which day?
a) sun
b) mon
c)wed
d)fri
Answer: c
23: There are 9 weights like 16,19.156.26, 106,15,24,36 (in kg). There are three
persons like rohit, sameer and imran. each lifts 3 types of weights. Rohit”s
total lifted weight is 2 times than the weight lifted by rohit. What is the
weight lifted by imran?
Answer: Total weight=16+19+156+26+106+15+24+36=398 kg
Suppose option is y kg lifted by imran(choose from option) then 3x+y=398
=>x=(398y)/3 here x should be a whole number then y is the weight lifted by
imran.
Interview:
Total 26 students were short listed in written test and were undergone technical interview followed by HR interview at single place. Before interview everybody was given a form and they told how to fill the form). There were around 8 panels consisting 0f 2 members (1 technical member (male) and 1 HR member (female)). I filled the form and I was the last one to be interviewed AT 6 pm.
Me: Good evening mam, Good evening sir
Technical hr: Good evening, me Asutosh and handshake with me
Me: Also handshaked and told myself bhabani sankar and stood around 5 second
Technical hr: Please sit down
Me: Sat and told thank you sir
Technical: You are from Orissa
Me: Ya
Technical: How far Cuttack is from your house?
Me: It is about 60 kms from cuttack
Technical: What you know except C and C++?(I wrote C and C++ as my language in
CV)
Me: I know computer network and mobile communication.
Technical: Ok. You know C and C++ very well?
Me: Actually I am from Electronics background. I had to give importance on my
branch subjects in 4 years. as software was my dream so I was always in touch
with C and C++. I know the basics of C and C++ very well
Technical: Tell me the basic difference between C and C++
Me: Told about 4 points about C and C++ and difference between them
Technical: What is header file and how it works?
Me: Told confidently
Technical: What's the work of printf()?
Me: Told
Technical: Whats the work of scanf()?
Me: Told
Technical: You know while and do while loop?
Me: ya I know
Technical: Ok write syntax of “ for” loop
Me: for(i=0;i<=0,i++) actually I forgot the semicolons between them. He help me
Technical: Can we write i+++?
Me: Yes we can write it in C program but we cant write in for loop
HR: Ok if I will write simplely as for(; ;) will it show the output?
Me: No I will not show as there is not any condition within brackets
HR: Why? Syantax is correct. Right? It will compile or not? Then what will be
the output?
Me: It will print a garbage value
HR: Where it will find a garbage value
Me: There may be previously stored garbage value
HR: Ok you know C++?
Me: I know the special features of C++
HR: What is inheritance?
Me: Told confidently
HR: What is polymorphism?
Me: Told with confusion
HR: Give examples
Me: Unable to give
HR: What the difference between class and object?
Me: Told with examples
HR: What is recursive function?
Me: Sorry I dony know the detail about recursive function
HR: Ok just tell what is recursive function
Me: Told (the function that calls itself)
HR: Can you write a program to find factorial of a number using recursive
function?
Me: Sir, I have not prepared abt this program
HR: Which program you can write in C
Me: I can swap two variables without using 3rd variable
HR: Ok write. I was trying to wrting the whole program but he told to write only
the logic
Me:a=a+b
b=ab
a=ab
HR: Ok explain using a =5 b=10
M: I explained
HR: You know data structure? Was it in your course?
Me: Yes I know the basics
HR: What is linked list, what is stack
Me: Explained
HR: What is difference between stack and queue?
Me: Explained
HR: You know Java?
Me: No, I don’t know Java
HR: What other subjects you know?
Me: I know compute networks
HR: Ok explain tcp/ip protocol
Me: Explained
HR: What are the different types of ip addresses?
Me: Told and explained
HR: What other protocols you know?
Me: I couldn't remember any other protocols.
HR: Tell about peer to peer network and shared network? Difference between them?
Me: Told
HR: Which other subjects you know?
Me: Mobile communication
HR: Except mobile communication which subjects you know?
Me: I was silent I could not remember any subjects that I am confident in.
Then technical asked the HR manager (female) to ask questions.
HR: What are your weakness?
Me: Told
HR: TCS is present at many centres including remote areas. Do you want to be
relocated?
Me: I am ready to work anywhere for TCS
HR: How you believe that you have team leading capability?
Me: Told
HR: Why TCS?
Me: My brother is working for a TATA Group company for last 6 years.
HR: Both HRs asked at same time why?
Me: He has told me that job satisfaction is there is TATA Group of comanies and
for me it is the no1 it service provider and oursourcer in India and outside
world also. They were happy at this time
HR: Why should we select you?
Me: Told about my strong areas and team building capability. And told them for
the above reasons I feel I am the best candidate for TCS.
HR: Ok thank you so much.
Me: Handshaked and told thank you so much mam.
Mean time other HR asked me “You have to take a Pakoda at least". Actually there
was pokoda in the table in front of me and HR shared with me.
Me: First handshake with male HR and picked one pokoda from plate and again
thanked them.
HR: One more thing. Please nut the tie properly while next time) (Actually my
tie was loose. I could not get any time to size my tie)
Me: I smiled and thanked again to both of them and left the place
We waited around 2 hours after interview at around 8 pm they told all the 26 candidates to go to conference hall. We gathered. They gave the presentations about TCS IT infrastructures. Actually the drive was specially meant for IT infrastructure servies.
At last they told that they will send the information about confirmation about our selection through mail. We all left the place.
Next day on 2nd Oct at 6 pm I got an email that I have successfully qualified in the selection process and will receive offer letter shortly. My joys had no bounds when I got the mail. It was the happiest moment for me for ever.
Exam/Interview Date : 03Nov2010
No of Rounds : Technical Round1
Location : Chennai
Contributor Name : Kavitha
No of Rounds : Technical Round1
Location : Chennai
Contributor Name : Kavitha