TCS Paper


Candidate Experience - TCS PAPER ON APRIL 20, 2008



Hi friends..I am T.Vetri Selvan from TCE, Madurai. TCS came to our campus on april. 550 were appered for written test.360 were short listed for interview,finally 306 were selected. first day ppt and online test.

It consists of three sections

1.verbal--synonyms,antonyms,sentence completion and passage.
3.critiacal reasoninig.


For each of the words in Capital letters, choose from among the answers, the word that is closest in meaning:

(A) foolishness (B)extremity (C)indifference (D)enthusiasm (E)economy


(A) fulfill (B)contemplate (C)talk nonsense (D)protest loudly (E)meander


(A) excitement (B)worry (C)flux (D)anteroom (E)lover


(A) underhanded (B)coy (C)brilliant (D)quick (E)abortive


(A) humourist (B)nuisance (C)scholar (D)bum (E)thief


(A) foolish (B)swift (C)early (D)constructed (E)hairy


(A) indirect (B)complete (C)obvious (D)aware (E)tortured

(8) CITE

(A) galvanize (B)visualize (C)locate (D)quote (E)signal


(A) abortive (B)secret (C)tangible (D)doomed (E)approved


(A) lack of confidence (B)fear of spiders (C)love of books (D)fear of grammar (E)fear of closed places

For each of the words in Capital letters, choose from among the answers, the closest word that has the opposite meaning:


(A) not negotiable (B)not equivalent (C)not ambitious (D)not evident (E)not relevant


(A) apologize (B)sanctify (C) make worse (D)rule illegal (E)rebuke

(13) APEX

(A) smallest amount (B)clearest view (C)lowest point (D)broad plateau (E)bright colour


(A) imaginative (B) contradictory (C)hesitant (D)redundant (E)disorderly


(A) amalgamation (B)harmony (C) neutrality (D)resolution (E)proximity


(A) immature (B)coarse (C)clever (D)stable (E)genial


(A) frown (B)disguise (C)make different (D)make aware (E)please


(A) naive (B)accurate (C)hostile (D)witty (E)polite


(A) dependability (B)submissiveness (C)apathy (D)incongruity (E)eloquence


(A) consideration (B)comprehensibility (C)barrenness (D)gravity (E)sanity


Q1. Fill in the missing number in the sequence
9 10 11 13 15 ?? 21 28

(a) 18 (b) 16 (c) 19 (d) 20 (e) 17

Q2. In the following series, how many Vs are there such that each V is followed by an Y next to it if the Y is not followed by a U next to it.



(a)2 (b)3 (c)5 (d)4 (e) 6

Q3. If CSFBUI is coded as BREATH how will DPWFS be coded?


Q4. Suppose the first and second letters in the word SIMULTANEOUSLY were interchanged, also the third and fourth letters, the
fifth and sixth etc. Print the letter that would then be the twelfth letter counting from the right.

(a) L (b) I (c) M (d) O (e) U

Q5. In which number system would 1234 represent the decimal number 310?

(a) Base - 7 (b) Base - 8 (c) Base - 6 (d) Base - 5 (e) Base - 9

Q6. What is the largest prime number that can be stored in an 7-bit word computer?

(a) 133 (b) 119 (c) 121 (d) 127 (e) 139

If n = 15 x 28 x 26, which of the following is NOT an integer?

a. n / 76 b. n / 42 c. n / 35
d. n / 60 e. n / 78

Q8. Which of the following is a power of 2?

a. 4148 b. 4196 c. 4198
d. 4096 e. 4248

Pick the odd one out


(d) DB2 (e) SYBASE

Q10. (a) JAVA (b) LISP (c) EIFFEL

(d) SMALLTALK (e) C++

Q11. The three numbers in brackets represent the angles of a triangle. Which of these does not represent a proper triangle?

(a) (90,31,69) (b) (60,90,30) (c) (74,66,40)
(d) (70,60,50) (e) (80,60,40)

Q12. The three numbers in brackets in each of the following options represents the number of edges ,the number of vertices and the number of faces respectively. Find out which of these represents a solid planar cube?

(a) (8,12,6) (b) (8,6,12) (c) (12,8,6) (d) (6,6,6) (e) (8,6,8)

Q13. Which set of data exhibits a higher Standard Deviation?

(a) 4, -4, 4, -4, 4, -4 (b) 4, 0, -4, 4, 0, -4 (c) 4, 4, 4, 0, 4, 4 (d) 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 (e) -4, -4, -4, -4, -4, -4

The three circles below represent the number of people speaking Japanese, Chinese and French. Answer the next three questions based on the diagram

Q14. How many more (or less) people speak Chinese than people who speak Japanese?

(a)2 (b)3 (c)1 (d)4 (e)6

Q15. What percentage of people speaking French can also speak Japanese but not Chinese?

(a) 12.5 (b) 13.9 (c) 17.4 (d) 16.8 (e) 12

Q16. What percentage of total people can speak all three languages?

(a)5 (b)4 (c)6 (d)7 (e)8

The figure on the left represents number of members in a Club and the figure on the right depicts profession wise distribution for 1998

Members (in "00s)

Q17. Which year has registered the maximum percentage growth in members?

(a) 1996 (b) 2004 (c) 1998 (d) 1995 (e) 1992

Q18. What are the average members for 1995-1999?

(a) 8400 (b) 8800 (c) 8900 (d) 7800 (e) 6600

Q19. If 10% of members in 1998 left the Club, how many fresh members were made in 1999?

(a)4900 (b) 5100 (c) 4600 (d) 4400 (e) 3400

Q20. A hypothetical physical quantity is defined as:

(Momentum X Velocity) / (Acceleration X Distance)

In what fundamental units would this quantity be expressed?
(a)Time (b) Power (c) Velocity (d) Distance (e) Mass

Q21. A can do a piece of work in 20 days and B can do it in 12 days. B worked at it for 9 days. In how many days A alone can finish the remaining work?

(a)6 (b)5 (c)8 (d)12 (e)9

Q22. Which of these matrices is singular

21 15 -1 7 3 2 0 3
A = B = C = D =
7 5 0 6 5 9 3 0

(a)A (b)B (c)C (d)D (e) None

Q23. Match the following relationships:

(i) Male - Boy (1) Not a type of
(ii) Basmati - Wheat (2) Part of
(iii) Snake - Reptile (3) A type of
(iv) Roof - Building (4) Superset of
(a) i-3,ii-1,iii-4,iv-2 (b) i-4,ii-1,iii-3,iv-2 (c)i-4,ii-1,iii-2,iv-3
(d) i-3,ii-2,iii-1,iv-4 (e) i-1,ii-4,iii-3,iv-2

Q24. If % stands for reciprocal and # stands for doubling what is the value of
% # % (5) + # % # (2)?
(a)2 (b)4 (c) 3 (d)5 (e)6

Q25. A sequence is defined recursively as
g(0) = 1; g(1) = -1
g(n) = g(n-1) + g(n-2)
What will be the value of g(6)?
(a)-2 (b)2 (c)-3 (d)4 (e)6

Q26. What curve best suits the following data:

0.99 0.00001
10.04 1.02
99.98 1.997
1000 3.0
9990 4.004

(a) y = logn x (b) y = log10 x (c) y = ex (d) y = -log10 x (e) y = - ex

Q27. A Two-dimensional array X(7,9) is stored linearly row-wise in a computer,s memory. Each element requires 2 bytes for storage of the value. If the first byte address of X(1,1) is 1258, what would be the last byte address of X(5, 8)?

(a)1325 (b) 1455 (c)1345 (d) 1457 (e) 1453

Q28. Of the four vectors A,B,C,D find out which pair forms an orthogonal set

A = 3i+5j, B = i+j , C = 5i-3j, D = -7i+j
(a)AC (b)AD (c)BC (d)BD (e)AB

Q29. Evaluate the expression

M(737,9) + R(3.4) + T(7.7) - R(5.8) where
M stands for Modulo arithmetic, R stands for Round-off operation and T stands for Truncation Operation
(a)24 (b)14 (c) 12 (d)18 (e)8

Q30. Three independent mechanisms A,B and C have been incorporated for power saving in a plant producing respectively 30%, 20% and 25% efficiency. Assuming that they operate independently, what is the net power efficiency achieved?

(a) 58% (b)64% (c) 46% (d) 44% (e) 56%

Q31. The scores in class exams and final exam of 2 students are given as below:

Class exam Final exam
3 1.4
3.5 1.65
Find the Class exam score of a student who has scored zero in the Final exam.

(a)0.3 (b)0.1 (c)0.2 (d)-0.2 (e)0.5

Q32. What equation best describes the curve shown below:

(a)y = tan x (b) y = ex (c)y + x = 0 (d) y = Cos x (e) y + 3 = x

Q33. The temperature at Kochi is given by the function: -t2/6+4t+12 where t is the elapsed time since midnight. What is the percentage rise (or fall) in temperature between 3.00 PM and 6.00 PM?

(a)22.5% (b) 33.3% (c) 36% (d) 32% (e) 28%

Q34. An aircraft takes off from A (72o N Lat, 45o E Long) at 2.00 AM local time to B (32o N Lat, 45o W Long). If the flying time is 9 hours what is the local time of landing at B?

(a)5.40 AM (b) 4.00 AM (c) 5.00 AM (d) 7.00AM (e) 8.00AM

Q35. Fill in the last row of the following Truth Table:

A 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
B 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
C 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
A ???B ? C)

Interpret the resulting bit pattern as an integer in an 8-bit computer and write the decimal value.
(a)4 (b)5 (c)6 (d)2 (e)3

Q36. A file is transferred from one location to another in ,buckets,. The size of the bucket is 10 kilobytes. The bucket gets filled at the rate of 0.0001 kilobytes per millisecond. The transmission time from sender to receiver is 10 milliseconds per bucket. After the receipt of the bucket the receiver sends an acknowledgement that reaches sender in 100 milliseconds. Assuming no error during transmission, write a formula to calculate the time taken in seconds to successfully complete the transfer of a file of size N kilobytes.

(a) 10.11 N (b) 10.011 N (c) 11.01 N (d)11.011 N (e)10.101 N

Q37. The electricity used in a device is given by the function P(N) = 4000 vN, where N is the time for which device is used. Find the percentage change in electricity usage if the time used by the device is increased by 1%.

(a) 0.75% (b) 0.25% (c) 1% (d) 0.5% (e) 2%

Q38. A power cable is to be run from a power plant on the bank of a river 900 meters wide to a factory that is located 3000 meters downstream on the opposite bank. If the cost of laying cable under water is Rs. 5 per meter and that of laying overhead on land is Rs. 4 per meter, find the point downstream where the cable is to cut across the river.

(a) 450 (b) 3900 (c) 2800 (d) 2100 (e) 1800


Read the following passages and answer questions under each passage

(1) At a Congress of the Democratic Party, the seven top party leaders, who are cabinet ministers, are seated on the plat form in order of rank. The Prime Minister, the Party leader is in the center. The closer a person is to the Prime Minister, the higher is his or her rank, with a person on the Prime Minister,s right out-left. The seven leaders are Alan, Bill, Clayton, Denzil, Edwin, Frank and George.

Frank is 4 places to the left of the Minister of Agriculture, who is 2 places to the right of Clayton.
Bill,s neighbours are Alan and the Minster of Agriculture.
George is two places to the left of Denzil
The Minister of Education, Mining and Culture are seated together, in that order from the left to the right.
The remaining Ministers are those of Social Welfare and Defense

1. The Minster of Culture is:

(A) Alan
(B) Bill
(C) Clayton
(D) Denzil
(E) Edwin

2. The fifth ranking person in the party hierarchy is

(A) George, the Minister of Mining
(B) Frank, the Minster of Culture
(C) Denzil, the Prime Minister
(D) Edwin, the Minister of Defense
(E) Alan, the Minister of Education

3. The Minister of Social Welfare

I. outranks the minister of Defense
II. is outranked by the Minister of Mining

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II only
(D) I or II, but not both
(E) Neither I nor II

4.How many of the seven party leaders out rank the Minister of Education?

(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6

(2) In a certain society, there are 2 marriage groups, Red and Brown. No marriage is permitted within a group. On marriage, males become part of their wife,s group; women remain in their own group. Children belong to the same group as their parents.

Widowers and divorced males revert to the group of their birth. Marriage to more than one person at the same time and marriage to a direct descendant are forbidden.

1. A Brown female could have had:

I. A grandfather born Red.
II. A grandmother born Red.
III. Two grandfathers born Brown

A. I only
B. III only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I, II and III only

2. A male born into the Brown group may have:

A. an uncle in either group
B. a Brown daughter
C. a Brown son
D. a son-in-law born into the Red group
E. a daughter-in-law in the Red group.

3. Which of the following is not permitted under the rules as stated?

A. A Brown male marrying his father,s sister
B. A Red female marrying her mother,s brother
C. A man born Red, who is now a widower, marrying his brother,s widow
D. A widower marrying his wife,s sister
E. A widow marrying her divorced daughter,s ex-husband.

4 If widower,s and divorced males retained the group they had upon marrying, which of the following would be permissible?

A. A woman marrying her dead sister,s husband.
B. A woman marrying her divorced daughter,s ex-husband
C. A widower marrying his brother,s daughter.
D. A woman marrying her mother,s brother, who is a widower
E. A divorced male marrying his ex-wife,s divorced sister

(3) A project to consolidate the programs of a large university and a small college is set up. It is agreed that the representative work in small committees of three, with 2 representatives of the large university. It was also agreed that no committee be represented by faculty members of the same subject area.

The large university was represented by the following professors: J, who teaches English literature, K, who is chairman of the Mathematics Department and L who is in the Department of Natural Sciences. The small college appointed the following: M, who teaches mathematics, N, who is a Latin teacher, and O and P who teach English literature.

1. Which of the following represents a committee well composed?
A. K, L, N
B. K, L, M
C. J, K, L
D. J, O, N
E. J, K, M

2. Which of the following may serve with P?

A. K and M
B. K and L
C. K and O
D. J and K
E. M and N

3. Which of the following must be true?

I. If J serves on a committee, P must be assigned to that committee.
II. If J cannot serve on a committee, then M cannot be assigned to that committee.
III. If J cannot serve on a committee, then L must serve on that committee.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. II and III only

4. If L is not available for service, which of the following must be on that committee?

A. M and J
B. O and J
C. N and J
D. N and O
E. P and J

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