TCS PAPER ON APRIL 20
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.verbalsynonyms,antonyms,sentence
completion and passage.
2.aptitude
3.critiacal reasoninig.
PART I
For each of the words in Capital letters, choose from
among the answers, the word that is closest in
meaning:
(1) FRUGALITY
(A) foolishness (B)extremity (C)indifference
(D)enthusiasm (E)economy
(2) FULMINATE
(A) fulfill (B)contemplate (C)talk
nonsense (D)protest loudly (E)meander
(3) FUROR
(A) excitement (B)worry (C)flux (D)anteroom
(E)lover
(4) FURTIVE
(A) underhanded (B)coy (C)brilliant (D)quick
(E)abortive
(5)
GADFLY
(A) humourist (B)nuisance (C)scholar (D)bum
(E)thief
(6)
CILIATED
(A) foolish (B)swift (C)early (D)constructed
(E)hairy
(7)
CIRCUITIOUS
(A) indirect (B)complete (C)obvious (D)aware
(E)tortured
(8)
CITE
(A) galvanize (B)visualize (C)locate (D)quote
(E)signal
(9)
CLANDESTINE
(A) abortive (B)secret (C)tangible (D)doomed
(E)approved
(10)
CLAUSTROPHOBIA
(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:
(11)
TANTAMOUNT
(A) not negotiable (B)not equivalent (C)not
ambitious (D)not evident (E)not relevant
(12) RECTIFY
(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
(14)
PROSAIC
(A) imaginative (B) contradictory (C)hesitant
(D)redundant (E)disorderly
(15)
DISSONANCE
(A) amalgamation (B)harmony (C) neutrality
(D)resolution (E)proximity
(16)
DOLTISH
(A) immature (B)coarse (C)clever (D)stable
(E)genial
(17)
CHAGRIN
(A) frown (B)disguise (C)make different (D)make
aware (E)please
(18)
DISINGEOUS
(A) naive (B)accurate (C)hostile (D)witty
(E)polite
(19)
RECALCITRANCE
(A) dependability (B)submissiveness (C)apathy
(D)incongruity (E)eloquence
(20) FECUNDICITY
(A) consideration (B)comprehensibility (C)barrenness
(D)gravity (E)sanity

PART II
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.
V Y V U Q M V Y U M Y V Y Y V Q M V V
Y Q V Y U Y V A M Y V Y M
(a)2 (b)3 (c)5 (d)4 (e) 6
Q3.
If CSFBUI is coded as BREATH how
will DPWFS be coded?
(a) COVER (b)TRIAL (c) SHEET (d)MIND (e)CIGAR
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
7bit word computer?
(a) 133 (b) 119 (c) 121 (d) 127 (e) 139
Q7. 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
Q9. (a) ORACLE (b)
ARP (c) INGRESS
(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) (90º,31º,69º) (b) (60º,90º,30º) (c)
(74º,66º,40º)
(d) (70º,60º,50º) (e) (80º,60º,40º)
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 19951999?
(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) i3,ii1,iii4,iv2 (b) i4,ii1,iii3,iv2
(c)i4,ii1,iii2,iv3
(d) i3,ii2,iii1,iv4 (e) i1,ii4,iii3,iv2
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(n1) + g(n2)
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:
X Y
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 Twodimensional array
X(7,9) is stored linearly rowwise 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 = 5i3j, 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 Roundoff
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 8bit 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

PART III
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 outleft. 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 soninlaw born into the Red group
E. a daughterinlaw 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
exhusband.
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 exhusband
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 exwife,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 
