HELLO FRIENDS THIS IS DHEERAJ ASSUDANI from E.C.
I had day1 company as
TCS on january 15th, 2008 in our college. Nearly 200
students attended for online test, out of which 121
were short listed for interview.
There may be some mistakes in this paper & so I am
sorry for that
Complete tcs selection procedure consists of :
1)Online test
2)Technical interview
3)H.R. or M.R. round
Online test
Online test consisted of 3
sections verbal, quantitative and critical reasoning.
Total time duration was 90 minutes.
1.Verbal  30 questions 20 minutes.
2.Quantitative  32 questions 40 minutes
3.Critical reasoning  3 puzzles with 4 questions each
for 30 minutes.
1.Verbal consisted of 10 synonyms, 10 antonyms, 5
sentence completion, and a reading comprehension with
5 questions. Synonyms and antonyms were quite
difficult, but sentence completion and reading
comprehension was easy to get through if u carefully
analyze and answer. It is good to be thorough with 400
high frequency words.
2.Quant section was simple enough. All the previous
year questions are repeated. The following questions
are some sample questions that I solved in the test.
1) Complete the series 7, 9 ,
13 , __ , 27, 37
ANS: 19
2) What is the largest prime
number that can be stored in an 8bit memory?
ANS:127
3) Number of faces, vertices
and edges of a cube
ANS:6,8,12
4) In a triangle which one is
not possible. Sides are (5 ,5 ,5.), (5 ,4 ,5 ), (4 ,4,
9 ), (3,4 ,5,)?
ANS: (4,4,9) (HINT : for a triangle sum of smaller 2
sides should be greater than the other one which is
larger)
5) Match the following:
1. Male  Boy a. A type of
2. Square  Polygon b. A part of
3. Roof  Building c. Not a type of
4. Mushroom  Vegetables d. A superset of
ANS: 1 d, 2 a, 3 b, 4 c
6) Given $ means Tripling and
% means change of sign then find the value of
$%$6%$%6 ?
ANS : 72
7) My flight takes of at 2am
from a place at 18N 10E and landed 10 Hrs later at a
place with coordinates 36N 70W. What is the local time
when my plane landed.
a) 6:00 am b) 6:40am c) 7:40am d) 7:00pm e) 8:00 am
(Hint : Every 1 deg longitude change is equal to 4
minutes . If going from west to east add time else
subtract time & there is no change for north to south)
ANS: (e) 8:00am
8) In a twodimensional
array, X (9, 7), with each element occupying 4 bytes
of memory, with the address of the first element X (1,
1) is 3000, find the address of X (8, 5).
ANS: 3212
9) Select the odd one out. a.
Java b. Lisp c. Smalltalk d. Eiffel.
ANS: LISP
10) In which of the system,
decimal number 194 is equal to 1234?
ANS: 5
11) A power unit is there by
the bank of the river of 750 meters width. A cable is
made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that
of the river and 1500mts away from the power unit. The
cost of the cable below water is Rs. 15/ per meter
and cost of cable on the bank is Rs.12/ per meter.
Find the total of laying the cable.
ANS:20250
12) Which of the following
are orthogonal pairs?
a. 3i+2j b. i+j c. 2i3j d. 7i+j
ANS: (A) & (C).
13) If VXUPLVH is written as
SURMISE, what is SHDVD?
ANS: PEASA
14) If A, B and C are the
mechanisms used separately to reduce the wastage of
fuel by 30%, 20% and 10%. What will be the fuel
economy if they were used combined?
ANS: 20%
15) A can copy 50 papers in
10 hours while both A & B can copy 70 papers in 10
hours. Then for how many hours required for B to copy
26 papers?
ANS: 13
16) Find the singularity
matrix from a given set of matrices? (Hint
determinant(A)=0)
17) units of basic quantities
:
like (energy * time * time)/(mass * dist) = distance
18) For a round trip, a car
used 4 1/2 gallons of gasoline. If it used 1/4 more
gasoline going than coming back, how much gasoline was
used coming back?
Ans: 2 gallons
19) A shopkeeper bought a
watch for Rs.400 and sold it for Rs.500.What is his
profit percentage?
Ans. 25%
20)g[0]=1,g[1]=1,g[n]=2*g[n1]3*g[n2]
then calculate g[4]=
21)The ratio of boys to girls
is 6:4.60% of the boys and 40% of girls take lunch in
the canteen.What % of class takes lunch? Ans) 52%
22) Which of the following
set of numbers has the highest Standard deviation?
a)1,0,1,0,1,0 b) 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
c)1,1,1,1,1,1 d) 1,1,1, 1,1, 1
ANS: D
23) units of basic quantities
(momentum * velocity)/(force * time) = velocity
2427) there were 3 questions on venn diagrams (like
20 spek eng,30 speak hindi 3 speak both and so on..)
2832)5 questions based on 1 piechart (data
interpretation).
CRITICAL REASONING: ( 3 puzzles with 4 questions each)
1) Some seating arrangement problem like there were 6
people A, B, C, D, E, F sitting in a table they all
are agricultural minister, health minister, education
minister and so on. The hints proceed like this. 1) A
sits 2 seats away from D. 2) agricultural minister
cannot sit near health minister. And some 3 more hints
(I don,t remember) using the hints given in the
question U have to trace out their seating position in
a round table and have to answer5 questions based on
it.
2) all P,s are Q,s, some R,s are Q,s , all P,s are E,s...so
on. With these hints u can draw a venn digram and
answer the following5 questions. All the questions are
from GRE Barron model papers (12 th ,13 th edition) so
just solve all those. (Just mug up the answers.)
3) barons gre 12 edition page 496
Ashland is north of east liverpool
TECHNICAL INTERVIEW:
SIR: Have seat
ME: thank you very much sir
SIR: Tell me about yourself.
Me: I said my name, my college name, my degree, about
my family and my hobbies, some of my positive
qualities, my role model.
Sir: What are your core subjects that u have learnt so
far?
Me: I am an EC student I said all my core subjects.
Sir: What are the different types of Topologies?, what
are merits &demerits of each?
Me: Mesh topology, star topology, Tree topology, Bus
topology, mesh topology.
Sir: what is the Topology used in ur college?
Me: I said it is star topology.
Sir: Implement bubble sort in c using pointers?
Me: I made it.
Sir: what are header & circular link list?
Me: I explained with an example.
Sir: what are different data structures & how & where
do we use them?
Me: I explained
Sir: what are operational amplifier ( inverting , non
inverting , summer, integrator, differentiator)?
Me: I explained.
Sir: what are flip flops & logic gates?( they can tell
any function to implement )
Me: I explained .
HR ROUND :
Sir: Why TCS?
Me: TCS gives Experience certainty, I came to know
that it has a good work environment and the employees
get a good respect. It has various initial and
continuous learning programs which will help me a lot
in learning new skills and updating myself with latest
technologies hence I prefer TCS.
Sir: DHEERAJ you are from Bhopal can u tell the
history of Bhopal?
Me: I told.
Sir: Tell me about famous Bhopal Gas tragedy?
Me: I told.
Sir: Tell me about famous historical temples, about
kings, dates etc ?
Me: I told.
Sir: Do u have anything to ask us?
Me: I have 1 more year to complete my course what do u
expect me to do in this 1 year to fit in to your
organization?
Some puzzles were also asked like
1. two coins of same radius with 1 coin fixed & other
turn around it , how much the other would turn when it
takes a complete one revolution?
2. you are in a room of l,b,h=10,10,10 & in the centre
is a monkey trying to pluck bananas in the centre of
ceiling but he is unable to do it what shud he do to
pluck them?
3. What is the height of room
if after entering the room with a watch ur head
strikes a hanging bulb?
Ans: Oscillate the hanging bulb. Calculate the time
period for one complete
oscillation by Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) of the
handing bulb. Put it in the
formula T=2 * 3.14 * (L/G)^1/2
L will be the length of the hanging thread.
Add the L with ur height to get the height of the
room.
4. You have to draw 3
concentric circles with a line passing thru their
center without lifting hand.
Ans: Start the line complete one circle move inside
circles along the line and then
draw second circle. Like wise rest.
I was almost sure that I will get placed and as
expected I got selected. Out of 121 who attended the
interview 49 got placed.
Speak very polite and be confident in the interview.
Don,t try answering the question that you really don,t
know. Be very careful with the resumes keep it as
simple as you can .
Three suggestions from my side for an interview
1 don,t bluff
2 for God,s sake don,t bluff
3 for your own sake don,t bluff
ALL THE VERY BEST.
By,
DHEERAJ ASSUDANI (UIT  RGPV)

