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Hi friends, this is Debashis Dan of CSE from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, near Bangalore. TCS came to our college on 2nd, 3rd April.

Total no of eligible candidates : 509
Cleared written : 284
Finally selected : 195

Eligibilty criteria in our college : 60% in 10th, 12th, engg.. 2 current backlogs allowed.
Pay : 3.15 lacs per annum

The aptitude test was online. Consisting of 3 sections.
verbal : 10 synonyms, 10 antonyms , 12 sentence completions.
TOTAL TIME : 20 mins

Some of the words i remember are : (inclusive of synonyms n antonyms)

Suggestion : For this section do all previous year TCS words. But this is not always enough, coz i got some difficult words other than these which were not there in previous year papers. if u've time, better do the wordlists (750 words or so) from barrons... i mean the exercises given.

Sentence completion consisted of 2 passages :
Passage 1: relating to dust harming machines in a factory & its adverse effect on our health...
Passage 2: Investing in shares...

Here there was blanks in the passage where we had to insert the appropriate sentence from the list of given options. Each passage had 6 such blanks to be filled.

Suggestion : My sincere suggection is dont waste more than 4 - 5 minutes on synonyms n antonyms. coz, sentence completion takes a hell lotta time as all the options given are nearly similar n confusing. But u can easily score well in this sent comp part if u do carefully. 

quantitative : 32 questions, 40 mins

Suggestion : For this part do prev year papers very well. almost 90% common questions came. some questions had the data a bit changed.

some which i remember are :
1. whats the largest prime no. that can b stored in an 8-bit memory?

2. In the word SENSATIONAL 1st letter is interchanged with 2nd, 3rd with 4th, 5th with 6th and so on. what is the 10th letter ?

3. In a 2D array, X(9,7) with each element occupying 2 bytes of memory, find the address of X(8,5). Given address of X(1,1) is 3000.

4.Select odd one out : Windows NT, Linux, C++, (some other operating system.. cant recall its name)

5. Select odd one : Oracle, Linux, Ingress, DB2

6.A man n child can do a work in 6 days. Man can alone do it in 24 days. How long will the child take?

7.Convert 342 (in decimals) to base 5.

8. No. of faces, vertices n edges of a cuboid is : ?

9. If M denotes modulus, R denote round off, T denote truncation, the find the value of :

      M(373,5) + R(3.4) + T(7.7) + R(5.8)

10. G(0) = -1, G(1) = 1, G(n) = G(n-1) + G(n-2). then G(5) = ?

11.at a particular place the temperature varies as t^2/2 + 8t + 3. where t is elapsed time. find the temp differnce between 6 pm and 9 pm.

12. which of these set of angles doesnt represent a triangle : a) 90,60,30 b) 50,100,30 c) 67,22, 90

13. Complete the series : (sorry friends, i forgot the series)

14. which is a power of 2 among the following : a)2068 b) 2048 c)2668

15. A, B and C are given as :

      A = 11011011

      B = 01111010

      C = 01101101

Find the decimal equivalent value of (AUB)^C where ^ denotes Intersection

16.A, B,C are mechanisms used separately to reduce fuel wastage by 30%, 20 % and 105. what'll b the fuel economy if they were used combined?

17. Find the singularity matrix out of the follwing : (sorry, dont remember the options)

18. If $ means tripling and % means change of sign, then find the value of :

                      %$%9 - $%$9

19. some questions with venn diagram where people speaking hindi, english & bengali were given. 3 questions were asked like how many speak hindi and not english, how many total people were there etc...

20. 3 questions were given on data interpretation using a bar chart nad a pie chart.

Critical reasoning : 3 passages, 12 questions, 30 minutes

Suggestion: Do all the 250 critical reasoning passages from barrons 12th or 13th edition model test papers 1 to 5. u'll get 100% common questions. names may be changed...

my passages were:
1. armenian, latin, celtic language courses......
2. Big university, small college 3 member team. 2 representatives of the big university.....
3. seating arrangement....
its observed, they always give 2 easier and one harder critical reasoning passage.

HEY GUYS, IF U HAVE AN ONLINE TEST, & IF AFTER THE EXAM YOUR PSYCHOMETRIC WINDOW OPENS UP ON THE SCREEN BE ALMOST SURE THAT U HAVE CLEARED THE APTITUDE TEST. otherwise also u can get selected depending on relative performance, but this is an almost instant indication...

1. tell me something about urself...
me : am from kolkata,.. schooling... extra currics... various organizations tht am a member of in college... course in fine arts... fav subjects... He stopped me mid-way
2. how'll u insert an item in a doubly linked list?
3. diff between doubly n singly linked list
4. tell me about the complexity of bubble sort n explain bubble sort method
5. tell me about ur project. ( mine was 2-pass assembler)
6. wht happens in these 2 passes?
7. U r given a number X, u've to divide it by 256 without using any arithmetic operator. how'll u do it?
(Hint: convert it to binary, n then shift 8 places rightwards... as 2^8 is 256)
8. can u write a C program for this?
i said sir am very stressed out now... i'll take a bit time. he smiled n said "ok debashis, u can go. it was nice talkin 2 u. the HR will get back to u soon."

1. seeing my resume, he said u r a bengali huh... so do u like oily food?
i said sir to me its the food tht matters not the quantity of oil in it. he smiled....

2. Tell me something about the Nandigram issue in west bengal n whts ur views on it?
i told

3. Are u for or aginst the creation of SEZs?
i replied in for...

4. Tell me the full form of SEZ?
me: socio-economic zone . he started laughing. ( actually it is Special economic Zone)

5. speak on any topic of ur choice for 2 mins. u can sit or stand.
i said i would prefer 2 stand. i spoke upon " should mobiles be banned in offices"

6. any question for me?
i asked sir in PPT we were told something called "assurance systems", can u pl brief me a bit about it.. he didnt know the answer. he said u can keep this question for the HR in the next round

its just a formality. she asked me about myself. the explained me about the 2 year bond breaching of which will lead to a fine of 50,000..also asked if am willing to work anywhere in india.. i said yes. Thts it....




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