(Paper) Latest Tata Elxsi Fresher Job Interview Paper Pattern: 29 April 2011


Latest Tata Elxsi Fresher Job Interview Paper Pattern: 29 April 2011

Company Name: Tata Elxsi Ltd
Type: Fresher, Job Interview

Hi Friends. Campus Hiring by TATA Elxsi at Oxford Bangalore on 29th March, 2011. I am SZ Abbas from Srinagar, Final year MCA in The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore. I attended TATA ELXSI campus hiring event on 29th March 2011. I’m very happy to say that I got placed in TATA ELXSI.

The whole process consists of:

Activity Time

  • Written Test 8:30am – 10:00am (90 questions)
  • Corporate Presentation 10am to 10:30am
  • Technical & HR interviews 11.00 AM onwards
  • Announcement of Final Results 7pm

Written Test

The written test was of 90 questions: 40 (Aptitude = English + Analytical + Reasoning) + 30 (Technical - option of Electronics or Computer Science). The candidates short listed after the written test will be required to stay on for subsequent Technical & HR interviews.
There were three separate papers for it

I. Aptitude (Two Separate Papers)

  • English (Verbal) = 20 Questions – 20 min
  • Articles 4 questions
  • Synonyms 4 questions
  • Prepositions 4 questions
  • Passages Two passages were given which were of technical type – Applications of Image Processing; Relational Databases. Each consists of 4 questions.

These questions are very simple, only you should keep watch on Time.

II Analytical + Reasoning {40 Questions (40 min)}

This part consists of the questions from the following areas:

  • Direction Sense Test
  • Cubes (Imp)
  • Proportion and Ratios
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Figure Series
  • Puzzle Test

Following are some of the questions that were asked:

1. If A:B = 5:7 and B:C = 6:11, then A:B:C is:
(a) 55:77:66 (b) 30:42:77 (c) 35:49:42 (d) None of these Ans: b

2. A man goes west to east and on the way turns left and go in a semi-circle round a Hillock, and then turn at right angles. In which direction is the man finally walking?
(a) West (b) East (c) North (d) South Ans: b

3. A cube is painted Yellow on two adjacent faces, Blue on the two faces opposite to the Red faces and White on the remaining faces. It is then cut into 64 smaller cubes of equal size. Answer the following questions based on this information:

  1. How many cubes are painted on all faces?
    (a) 16 (b) 8 (c) 4 (d) 0 Ans: d
  2. How many faces are painted blue on one face only?
    (a) 4 (b) 8 (c) 16 (d) 32 Ans: b
  3. How many cubes have one face white and one of the adjacent faces yellow or blue?
    (a) 24 (b) 20 (c) 16 (d) 12 Ans: a

4) How many cubes are painted on two faces only and with the same colour?
(a) 16 (b) 8 (c) 4 (d) 0 Ans: c

4. If in a certain language, FLOWER is coded as UOLDVI, then how is TERMINAL coded in that language?
(a) FLKPMROZ (b) GVINRMZO (c) RVNIGLKA
(d) MNIVGYEO Ans: b

Some other type were like:

  1. Samitha, divya, archna, etc are sitting in a row. If divya is 4th from left and archna is 9th from right, if there positions are changed then what is their new positions from both sides, how many girls are in total. like that type.
  2. If raja, smith, naveen, aslam and saleem participate in a quiz competition and if raja got first rank, naveen got the rank not less than saleem, then what is the rank obtained by aslam.like that type and what will be the new rank if saleem gets 2nd rank and aslam 1st.They asked like that the questions are not exact but this type only.
  3. There were questions from blood relations also.

There were around 350 students who appeared in the aptitude round, only 50 to 60 could qualify this round, i was one of them.

II. Technical (CS or ECE) = 30 Questions

In technical portion they asked questions from the following subjects:

  • C/C++ (Imp)
  • Data structures (Imp)
  • Operating systems (Windows/Unix) (Imp)
  • Networking (Imp)
  • DBMS (Imp)
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture (Imp)
  • Computer Graphics (since they deal with “visual computing”) (Imp)
  • Object-oriented concepts
  • Digital Electronics (Imp)
  • Compiler Design

III. Technical Interview

At around 7 pm I got my turn for technical interview, I entered in the cabin where interviewee was sitting, after asking the permission he told me to sit with a smile on his face. Already my cv was in his hand which we submitted in the aptitude round. He was generally asking about the projects mentioned in the CV. He asked me about my project also. Then he asked me only one simple question from networking - what is the function of Data Link Layer, I answered. He then told me that you can leave.

IV. HR Round

Two Mam were sitting in the HR cabin, i asked the permission and entered the cabin.
Me: can i sit mam
She: please sit down
She: gave me a newspaper and she told me to read this small paragraph loudly
Me: did confidently and loudly
She: what did you understand from this
Me: answered
She: ok, tell me about your family
Me: answered
She: well, there is a bond of two years, are you comfortable with it
Me: i answered positively, yes Mam i am comfortable
She: ok, you can leave now
Me: thank you Mam
During whole round i was confident and answered every question positively and with smile, which is a must in front of an HR, because they check your confidence and potential of working in the team.

At last around 8 pm they declared the final result. With Almighty’s grace and will and with sincere praying of my parents and friends, i got selected in Tata Elxsi.

All The Best.

Exam/Interview Date: 29 April, 2011
No of Rounds: Aptitude Test, Technical Round-1, Client/Manager Interview
Location: Bangalore
Contributor Name: SZ