(Pattern) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) | Placement Paper Pattern (Aptitude) - 04.01.10

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) | Placement Paper Pattern (Aptitude) - 04.01.10

Company Name : TCS
Type : Fresher
Exam/Interview Date : 04-Jan-2010
No of Rounds : Aptitude Test
Location : Other
Contributed by : AKHIL MAHAJAN

Job Interview, Question Paper Writeup. : TCS came to guru nanak dev university amritsar on 3,4,5 january 2010 in panel of 20 members. out 500 students 250 cleared the test and finally 137 were selected after interviews. and glad to say that i was among that 137. i think this is the highest hit ratio for tcs ever.

The pattern was like :

  1. Online test (3 sections)
  2. Interviews (3->>technical,mr,hr)

1. For online test :
three sections were :

  1. verbal (synonyms, antonyms,comprehension )
    {40 question,20 minutes}
  2. quantitative aptitude
    {38 ques,40 mints}
  3. critical reasoning
    {3 parts with 4 questions each,30 mints}

for the first time the level was higher than discussed in previous years. but still no big deal for a student of non-medical background. for a and c sections just do 12th edition barron's 5 model papers. for b section quant try the previous papers or a go through of r.s aggarrwal . no negative marking so just the section-wise time management is the key to success here.

2. interviews
(my test was on 4th jan but my interview turn came next day)

a) technical interview :
this round really tested me though i was all prepared my questions were more detail demanding than my other friends.
this round is to mark two of your subjects of core interest (like data structure, dbms, software engineering,os, networks) c/c++ concepts and programming capability is plus point in this round along with your project. you will be asked to write simple programs like prime no., factorial etc... the level of questions is easy, just basics, if they are asking you tough one, just give your best try, you can go through without answering any of them exactly. key is that just basics of core subjects must be clear to you. and dont let yourself down if you are not able to answer properly, keep trying answering the questions.

b) MR :
This round is to check your management skills. level of the questions depends upon how you performed in technical round (remarks are carried to next interviewer) just every day life experiences and common sense is to be applied to answer the questions. use step-wise terminology to answer. puzzles of easy level may also be there.

c) HR:
This round is personal interview round. just be clear about yourself, memorize your resume. be diplomatically honest :) you will have to clarify yourself about what info you have provided to them by any means.

All the interview rounds are to test your confidence with what they ask you. planning for preparation is more important than preparation itself. they select the people who are confident about themselves, and they hardly make mistakes in selecting. knowing less is not a problem if you are sure about what you know. my exams of 7th semester ended on 21st december so i found it hard to study for tcs. i was nill till 25th december and had to do all what i mentioned above. it took me 8 days to plan and prepare to be sure by 3rd january that i will surely make into the TCS. and now i am in TCS.

Take help of your seniors who did it bcoz the pattern hardly changes. take the help of internet for previous year papers. and its all for the preparation. rest all is planning. all the best!!!