(Paper) TCS Fresher Job Interview Placement Paper : 10-Mar-2011

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  • merry= gay

  • alienate= estrange

  • solicit= beechat

  • heap= to pile

  • cargo= freight

  • momentary= transient

  • volume= quantity

  • veer= diverge

  • dispel= dissipate

  • admonish= cautious

  • meager= scanty

  • latitude= scope

  • latent= potential

  • covet= crave

  • discretion= prudence

  • latent= potential

  • emanicipate= liberate

  • lethargy= stupor

  • concur= acquiesc

  • confiscate= appropriate

  • baffle= frustrate

  • subside= wane

  • misery= distress

  • pretentious= ostentatious

  • tranquil= serene

  • efface= obliterate

  • obstinate= stubborn

  • hover= linger

  • caprice= whim

  • belate= too late

  • renounce= reject

  • brim= border

  • divulge= reveal

  • lament= wail

  • bileaf= conviction

  • adhesive= tenacious

  • furtive= stealthy

  • hamper= obstruct

  • to merit= to deserve



1.) two pencils cost 8 cents. then 5 pencils cost? (20 cents)

2. A work is done by the people in 24 minutes. One of them can do this work lonely in 40 minutes. How much time to do the same work for the second person?
(60 minutes)

3. A car is filled with four and half gallons of fuel for a round trip.Fuel is taken 1/4 more in going then coming. What is the fuel consumed in coming up? (2 gallons

4.Low temperature at the night in a city is 1/3 more than 1/2 high as higher temperature in a day. Sum of the low tem. and highest temp. is 100 degrees. Then what is the low temp? (40 deg.)

5. A person, who decided to go to weakened trip should not  exceed 8 hours driving in a day. Average speed of forward journey is 40 m/h. Due to traffic in Sundays, the return journey average speed is 30 m/h. How far he can select a picnic spot?

(A) 120 miles
(B) between 120 and 140 miles
(C) 160 miles

Ans: 120 miles

6. A salesperson multiplied a number and get the answer 3,instead of that number devided by 3. what is the answer he actually has to get?
1 x 3 = 3
so number = 1
divided by 3, the ans. is 1/3.

7. A ship started from port and moving with I miles per hour and another ship started from L and moving with H miles per hour. At which place these two ships meet? (between I and J, nearer to J)
Port G H I J K L

8. A building with height D shadow upto G. A neigh bour building with what height shadows C feet. (height = B ft)

9. A person was fined for exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph. Another person was also fined for exceeding the same speed limit by twice the same. If the second person was traveling at a speed of 35 mph, find the speed limit. (15 mph)

10.A bus started from bus stand at 8.00am, and after 30 minutes staying at destination, it returned back to the bus stand. The destination is 27 miles from the bus stand. The speed of the bus is 18mph. In return journey bus travels with 50% fast speed. At what time it returns to the bus stand? (11.00am).

11.In a mixture, R is 2 parts, S is 1 part. In aoder to make S to 25% of the mixture, how much R is to be added? ( one part of R)

12. wind flows 160 miles in 330 min, for 80 miles how much time required.

13. with 4/5 full tank vehicle travels 12 miles, with 1/3 full tank how much distance travels ( 5 miles )

14. two trees are there. one grows at 3/5 of the other in 4 years, total growth of trees is 8 ft. what growth will smaller tree will have in 2 years ( < 2 ft. )

15. A storm will move with a velocity of towards the centre in hours,At the same rate how much far will it move in hrs.( but the answer is 8/3 or 2 2/3 )

SECTION-1 PART-3 marks-50 questions-50 30 min.


1. My father has no brothers. he has three sisters who has two Childs each.
My grandfather has sons.

  • (A) my grandfather has two sons (false)

  • (B) three of my aunts have two sons (can't say)

  • (C) my father is only child to his father (false)

  • (D) i have six cousins from jmy mother side (can't say)

  • (E) i have one uncle (false)

2. Ether injected into gallablader to dissolve galstones. this type oneday treatment is enough for gallastones not for calcium stones. this method is alternative to surgery for millions of people who are suffering from this disease.

  • (A) calcium stones can be cured in oneday (false)

  • (B) hundreds of people contains calcium stones (can't say

  • (C) surgery is the only treatment to calcium stones (true)d) Eather will be injected into the gallblader to cure the cholostrol based gall stones (true)

3. Hacking is illegal entry into other computer. this is done mostly because of lack of knowledge of computer networking with networks one machine can access to another machine. hacking go about without knowing that each network is accredited to use network facility.

  • (A) Hacking people never break the code of the company which they work for (can't say)

  • (B) Hacking is the only vulnerability of the computers for the usage of the data. (false)

  • (C) Hacking is done mostly due to the lack of computer knowledge. (false) (there will be some more questions in this one)

4. Alpine tunnels are closed tunnels. in the past 30 years not even a single accident has been recorded for there is one accident in the rail road system. even in case of a fire accident it is possible to shift the passengers  into adjacent wagons and even the living fire can be detected and extinguished with in the duration of 30 min.

  • (A) no accident can occur in the closed tunnels (false)

  • (B) fire is allowed to live for 30 min. (false)

  • (C) all the care that travel in the tunnels will be carried by rail shutters. (true)

  • (D)

5. In the past helicopters are forced to ground or crash because of the formation of the ice on the rotors and engines. a new electronic device has been developed which can detect the watercontent in the atmosphere andwarns the pilot if the temp. is below freezing temp. about the formation of the ice on the rotors and wings.

  • (A) the electronic device can avoid formation of the ice on the wings(false)

  • (B) there will be the malfunction of rotor & engine because of formation of ice (true)

  • (C) the helicopters are to be crashed or down (true)

  • (D) there is only one device that warn about the formation of ice. (true)

6. In the survey conducted in mumbai out of 63 newly married house wives not a single house wife felt that the husbands should take equal part in the household work as they felt they loose their power over their husbands. inspite of their careers they opt to do the kitchen work themselves after coming back to home. the wives get half as much leisure time as the husbands get at the week ends.

  • (A) housewives want the husbands to take part equally in the household(false)

  • (B) wives have half as much leisure time as the husbands have (false)

  • (C) 39% of the men will work equally in the house in cleaning and washing (can'tsay)

  • (D)

7. In confucius days the technology development was less and it took weeks to communicate a message. wherein we can send it through satellite with in no time...even with this fast developments it has become difficult to understand each other.

  • (A) people were not intelligent during confucius days (false)

  • (B) transport facilities are very much improved in now-a-days(true)

  • (C) even with the fast developments of the technology we cannot live happily. (can't say)

  • (D) we can understand the people very much with the development of communication. (false)

8. Senior manager in a big company said that new japanies company invades in India for transfering the cars from industrial and warned that jobs were under threat from japanies company. They stated that increasing competence would be coupled with an inevitable down term in car market and recent rise in interest rate which has already hit demand.

  • (A) manager issue their warning after a rise in interest rate (true)

  • (B) manager told workers that Japanese workers are taking jobs away from Indian workers (false)

  • (C) manager said that more people want to buy new cars in future (false)

  • (D) increasing rate of interest mean that Japanese firm will create into operate in the country

9. Human existence is suspicious of arbitrary divide between concise and unconscious. The concise world invades shape activity of the unconscious, while many of great activity of humanity waking as whole or partially improved by dreams. Even it could be ignored that dreams precede exceptional such a dichotomy could not be drawn as the influence of dream on waking state would reamin unclear. But as yet no company rebuilt exists to record the substitute of prendtl dreaming.

  • (A) sleepy can be creative state (true)

  • (B) it is difficult to tell whether a sleeper is dream or not (true)

  • (C) if we know what babies would dream about before they are born we could show that the concise and unconscious mind influence on one another

  • (D) it is untrue claim that concise and unconscious world never impinge one another (true)

10. Any one who has has systematic exam phases will have perceived a profound although not a prolif of asymmetry whether or not the exception is volitions and self control of spontaneous appeal to predict facial as symmetry as does the type of emotion portrayed. position can not displace symmetric at left side regret of a negative emotion is more common posed expression negation emotions are likely to be symmetric representation and where as symmetric occurs relative left sided expression is more common.

  • (A) any angry person is more likely to have left sided expression than some one who has smiling (true)

  • (B) an actor is likely to smile symmetric when acting (false)

  • (C) delicious facial expression will always be as symmetrical

11. In the total Itariturian days, the words have very much devalued. In thepresent day, they are becoming domestic that is the words will be much more devalued. In that days, the words will be very much effected in political area. but at present, the words came very cheap, we can say they come free at cost.

  • (A) totalitarian society words are devalued (true)

  • (B) totalitarian will have to come much about words

  • (C) the art totalitarian society the words are used for the political speeches (true)

  • (D)

12. There should be copyright for all arts. the rule has come that all the arts has come under one copy right society, they were use the money that  come from the arts for the developments. There may be a lot of money will come from the Tagore works. we have to ask the benifiters from Tagore  work to help for the development of his works.

  • (A) Tagore works are come under this copy right rule (false)

  • (B) people gives to theater and collect the money for development (can't say)

  • (C) people are free to go to the because of the copy right rule (can't say)

  • (D) we have ask the Tagore residents to help for the developments of art. (can't say)

Regarding Interview:

You should say everything confidentially, whatever you say tell them frankly and confidentially i.e. I will do this, I will definitely learn within this period, now I am learning etc. regarding C-language, COBOL, etc.they will ask, how can you be best suited to our TCS (or soft ware field) ?

Ans: some of my seniors told that TCS is doing consultancy business in soft-ware field, this requires some sort of programming skills, knowledge of programming languages, in addition to this it requires a sort of aptitude skill which I am sure of possing it, this I can say based on my past academic achievements. Also now I am learning C, I learned up to ....(say arrays or functions) I will go through Pointers etc. also I am learning COBOL, I am preparing for TCS C, COBOL test.

Question: Why are you shifting from your mechanical field to software field?
Ans: I am interested in soft-ware field, because of its bright & prosperousfuture and quick recognition of talent leading to faster growth.

They will ask about your family members and you, you just simply answer the truth frankly, they do not bouther about your father occupation i.e business studies, etc.

Question: how can you compete with a computer background student as you are a pure mechanical student?
: actually I have taken Fortran as one of my courses in B.Tech. degree course, now here in IIT I learned --- languages( something about what you learned in IITB), initially I found slightly difficulty to compete with a student having computers background, but now I am confident of learning programming skills as once I am in the process of learning I am sure of achieving this. here we have first about family, then about

Company Name: TCS
No of Rounds:
Aptitude Test
Exam/Interview Date: 10-Mar-2011