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Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 16 January 2008
Test Location : Technocrats Institute Of Technology,Bhopal(M.P)

Hello friends…….. Dis is Priyal, pursuing Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics stream from Technocrats Institute of Technology, situated at Bhopal (M.P).

Tata Consultancy Services, specifically “TCS” was d first company dat visited my college campus 4r recruitment drive 4r 2009 batch on 15th Jan 2008 and thanks 2 God dat I was declared as a part of their group on 18th Jan 2008 after a long await………

I m very much thankful 2 m diii & 2 al who contributed previous year papers & experience on fresher world as it was really very helpful at d time of preparation. As a part of TCS group I m very happy to share my experience wit al as I think dat it will be helpful 4r al d upcoming visitors 4r their preparations. The Recruitment procedure 4r TCS consist of 3 phases (generally, but can vary):

Ø Online Test

Ø Technical Interview

Ø HR Interview


The test was conducted on 16th Jan 2008, after d preplacement talk which was held on 15th Jan 2008, given by deir delegates. U wil be given a user’s id & password. Login using dat & yr test wil starts. Time wil be displayed on d screen & please read & listen 2 deir instruction properly. (For any help cal dem as dey wil be available in yr respective rooms throughout d test) Remember dat deir is:

no sectional cutoff
no negative marking
no upper cut off(IN OUR CASE < ask them about upper cut off>)
“DO NOT CLICK on EXIT button” dat appears on d screen
The test consists of three sections given below:

A. VERBAL SECTION (38 Ques, 20 Minutes): Every ques is of 1 mark. Deir wil be 10 antonyms, 10 synonyms, 1 RC having 6 ques and a small passage wid 6 blanks. Sorry friends I can’t remember d antonyms & synonyms properly as I was able 2 attempt correctly only 7or 8 in al. I wil advice u 2 please prepare both 4m GRE Barron (12th Edition) as it is unpredictable 2 say wat wil come in paper. If u wil be through wid both d antonyms & synonyms den u wil get ample time 2 read d passage. In any case u ar not getting den plz don’t waste time, answer accordingly & switch 2 next ques.

B. QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE ( 32 QUES, 40 MINUTES): Dis is d most scoring section in al d three as most of d questions ar 4m previous papers. Just go through al d old paper questions 4m freshersworld web properly & understand d method of solving as dey may sometimes change d numerical value. Dat wil be more than enough, U even need not 2 solve RSAggrawal. If u ar not getting den “mug up d answer of dose” as some types of ques ar alwz repeated. Some of d questions which I remembered are as follows:

1. Father’s age is 5 times his son’s age. 4 years back the father was 9 times older than son. Find the father’s present age.

Sol): 40 yrs

2. A person was fined for exceeding the speed limit by 10mph.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?

Sol): 15mph

3. A, B and C are the mechanisms used separately to reduce the wastage of fuel by 30%, 40% and 10%. What will be the fuel economy if they were used combined?

Sol): Method is (70/100*60/100*90/100)*100 = 37.8

So, economy = 100-37.8 = 62.2

4. Car is filled with four and half gallons of oil for full round trip. Fuel is taken 1/4 gallons more times in going than coming. What is the fuel consumed in coming up?

Sol): 2 gallon

5. In the word ORGANISATIONAL, if the first & second, third & fourth, forth& fifth are interchanged up to the last letter, what would be the the tenth letter 4m right?

Sol): I

6. If VXUPLVH is written as SURMISE, what is SHDVD is written as?


7. Which of the following highest Standard deviation?

a).5,0,5,0,5,0 b) 5,5,5,5,5,5 c) 5,5,5,5,0,5 d) -5, 5, -5, 5,-5, 5

Sol): b

8. A power unit is there by the bank of river of 750 meters width. A cable is made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that of the river & 1500 mts away 4m d power unit. The cost of cable below water is Rs 15/- per meter & cost of cable on the bank is Rs 12/-. Find d total cost of laying?

Sol): Rs. 22500/- (plz refer previous paper 4r d method as I hv m own)

9. One fast typist type some matter in 2hr and another slow typist type the same matter in 3hr. If both do combine in how much time they will finish?

Sol): 1 hr 12 min

10. What are d Surfaces, vertices & edges of d cube?

Sol): 6,8,12

11. Which shape will be obtained by using these values of X & Y?


0 0.00001

10 1.02

100 1.72

1000 3.00

9999 4.72

Sol): Y= log10(X)

12. My flight takes of at 2am from a place at 18N 10E and landed 10 Hrs later at a place with coordinates 36N70W. What is the local time when my plane landed?

6:00 am b) 6:40am c) 7:40 d) 7:00 e) 8:00

Sol): The destination place is 80 degree west to the starting place. Hence the time difference between these two places is 5 hour 20 min. (=24hr*80/360).
When the flight landed, the time at the starting place is 12 noon (2 AM + 10 hours).
Hence, the time at the destination place is 12 noon - 5:20 hours = 6: 40 AM

13. Match the following

1. Mammal - cow ---> a. A type of

2. Snake - reptile ---> b. A part of
3. Roof - Building ---> c. Not a type of
4. Mushroom - Vegetables ---> d. A superset of

Sol): 1-c, 2-d, 3-b, 4-a

14. Find d value of @@+25 - ++@16, where @ denotes “square” and + denotes “square root”?

Sol): 621

15. Find d singularity matrix from a given set of matrices?

a) 2 3 b) 3 9 c) 0 5 d) 9 8

4 5 1 3 1 5 4 5

Sol): b (Hint: det (A) = 0)

16. In a two-dimensional 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).

Sol): Initially x (1,1) = 3000 u have to find from x(8,1)so u have x(1,1),x(1,2) ... x(7,7) = so u have totally 7 * 7 = 49 elements need to find for x(8,5) ? Here we have 5 elements each element have 4 bytes: (49 + 5 -1) * 4 = 212 ----- (-1 is to deduct the 1 element) 3000 + 212 = 3212

17. The size of a program is N. And the memory occupied by the program is given by M = square root of 100N. If the size of the program is increased by 1% then how much memory now occupied?

Sol): 0.5%

18. In d given series {“b v f q q m b v f m g v f f v f m b v f b g d v f a m v f v f f ...) How many v’s are dere such that each v is followed by f next to it, if the f is not followed by q next to it?

Sol): try it out

19. the number 362 in decimal system is given by (1362)x , find d value of x

Sol): 6

20. Convert the decimal number 310 to d base 6?

Sol): 1234

21. Find d Odd one out? ( I m giving u al as dere was 2 to 3 ques on dat)


b. JAVA b. LISP c. Small talk d. Eiffel

c. HTTP b. ARP c. SMTP d. SAP

d. Linux b.windows NT c. SQL server d. UNIX

e. SAP b. ARP c. WAP d.TCP IP

f. Oracle b. Linux c. Ingress d. DB2

g. SMTP b. WAP c. SAP d. ARP

h. WAP b. HTTP c. BAAN d. ARP

i. SQL b. DB2 c. SYBASE d. HTTP

22. Which of the following are orthogonal pairs?

a) 5i+3j=7 b) i-2j=3 c) 2i-j=3 d) 3i=5j+6

Sol): b & c

23. Find the result of the following expression- M (363, 5) +R (5.8) +T (7. 7)-R (3.8) if, M denotes modules operation, R denotes round-off, T denotes truncations?

Sol): 19

24. What is d power of 2?

a) 2068 b) 2048 c) 2668

Sol): 2048

25. What is d largest prime number that can be stored in a 9 – bit register?

Sol): 509

26. Find d unit of given expression - (momentum*velocity)/ (Acceleration*distance)?

Sol): Mass

27. Which is not a side of triangle?

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

Sol): b

28. If g(0)= 1, G(1)=-1 ,G(N) = G(N-1)+G(N-2) , then what is g(6)=?

Sol): -3 (not sure, just try it out)

29. Complete d series. 4,-5, 11, -14 , 22 , ---

Sol): -27

30. A file is transferred from one location to another in 'buckets'. The size of the bucket is 10 kilobytes. Each 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.

Sol): (n/1000)*(n/10)*10+ (n/100)....as i have calculated...~~! Not sure

31. A, B and C are 8 bit no's. They are as follows:

A -> 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
B -> 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
C -> 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0

Find ((A - C) u B) =?

Sol): To find A-C, We will find 2's compliment of C and them add it with A,
That will give us (A-C)
2's compliment of C=1's compliment of C+1
Now (A-C) U B is .OR. Logic operation on (A-C) and B
10001001 .OR. 00110011
The answer is = 10111011,
whose decimal equivalent is 187.

32. In Madras, temperature at noon varies according to -t^2/2 + 8t + 3, where t is elapsed time. Find how much temperature more or less in 4pm to 9pm.?

Sol): In equation first put t=9,
we will get 34.5........................... (1)
Now put t=4,
we will get 27.............................. (2)
So ans=34.5-27

33.34.35. Three questions were on bar graph. It was simple to attempt dere only. No need to practice

36.37.38. Last problem was based on Venn diagram. Figure was given & on dat basis 3 ques were dere.

Ex: a Venn diagram on no. of people who know only English, only French, only German, both English and French, French and German, German and English, know all the three.

->How many know English more than French?
->What % people speak all the three languages?

->What % people speak German but not English?

C. CRITICAL REASONING (12 QUES, 30 MINUTES): This is also another scoring section. it consist of three passages with four questions each .As I have found 4m previous paper till m exam date, dat all d passages are always given 4m d 5 model test papers dat are published in GRE Barron 12th edition. So I recommend u to plz solve dem all so dat it will be easy 4r u 2 attempt as dey may sometimes change d name or place in d questions. If u are unable 2 solve them den plz mug up d answers of d questions having 4 or more parts. Leave d remaining. Three passages which I got were:
1. Large & small university problem given in d 1st model test paper.

2. Electrician & plumber type ques (2nd model test paper). Dey changed d names of d person, so alwz be careful.

3. Arrangement of players on one side of table (5th model test paper)

In all dere were around 330 student who appeared 4r d test 4m m college & when results was declaredIn all dere were aro, 248 were short listed 4r d further stages. I was one among d short listed students. We were given d employment form of d TCS & was asked to fill at home & report on 18th Jan 2008 at 9 am in d morning as our interview was scheduled on dat date.


On 18th Jan I got ready 4r d college. As m name starts wid ‘P’ so I thought dat I would be called late dats Y I reached col around 11am .but after a short while I was called 4r d interview. While moving toward d room I tied up m di advice along wid m dat “be confident, have a pleasing smile on a face & forget dat u are not knowing dis or dat. Just be patient & composed”. If u are getting nervous den pray 2 god. Around 1pm I entered d room .dere was only one panel of d interviewer. I wished him & he asked me 2 hv a seat.

Sir: so Priyal how ar u?
Me: I m fine sir.

Sir: he saw m resume & den asked me about m presentation. (Be prepared with yr resume fully, each & every aspect of it as dey can ask technical or hr, depends, and was asked 4m m frnds)

Me: I was unable 2 study before m interview but I remembered a part of it, so told him

Sir: he den asked m abt NANO?

Me: As m ppt was based on European standard, I said, it’s fantastic.

Sir: but den dat wil increase cars on road & results in pollution?

Me: I answered to his expectations.

Sir: so u ar 4m EX, wat al subject u studied during 1st & 2nd yrs?

Me: I answered approx all.

Sir: he den started wid d networks- KVL, KCL, Ohms law?

Me: I answered all. (Plz prepare d basics of al d subject dat ar frequently asked. Dey don’t go in depth)

Sir: he switched to Electronics- diode, its working, transistors, deir practical life applications

Me: I answered but unable 2 give d application of diode.

Sir: he den asked abt languages?

Me: I said dat I don’t know any, not even d basics (but u should prepare wid at least d basics of C).

Sir: u wants to switch to IT 4m yr core still u doesn’t know any languages?

Me: I explained & told dat I hv quality 2 learn.

Sir: Ar u having PC at home?

Me: I said no

Sir: at col?

Me: yes

Sir: den wat is operating system & XP?

Me: I was unable 2 give it properly.

Sir: so he asked me, have u ever worked on PC. If yes, den on which format?

Me: I said yes, on Microsoft word.

Sir: he den asked me abt d “BULLETS”?

Me: I answered very comfortably. (It was m plus point, I thought. So alwz be honest 2 dem. don’t try to act smart as dey ar smarter enough to catch yr smartness.)

Sir: he den asked me 2 prepare a case on “schedule of doctor’s appointment”?

Me: I was unable 2 understand so ask him 2 repeat in a polite way

Sir: how would d screen look like if u ar given 2 draw?

Me: I made it. He saw it but didn’t respond to me abt it.

Sir: he again asked me, u doesn’t know any languages den Y should I take u?

Me: I told 2 him abt m qualities.

Sir: He said ok & switched 2 modulation (amplitude & frequency) & deir advan. & disadvantages?

Me: I answered to some extent correctly.

Sir: he den asked m abt microprocessors? Which one? Do dey hv registers, if yes, den which one?

Me: I answered comfortably.

Sir: finally he asked m again dat u are not much aware of computer languages; den Y should I take u?

Me: answered very politely & explained 2 him abt d reason & told him dat I can adapt myself to any environment & can learn efficiently

Sir: ok priyal, dat it, wait outside?

Me: ok sir. Wished him & left d room.

I cam out & found dat m interview last 4r around ½ an hrs.On d way when I was talking 2 my senior, a mam (senior HR 4m TCS, cam 2 know afterwards) came 2 me & told dat priyal u ar selected . Have u filled d form? I said no. so she told me 2 go downstairs & ask 4r a form. Fill it & wait 4r HR interview.

From m experience & m frnds (as I gather information 4m dem):

Ø Plz have command on d basics of al d subject bcoz dey can ask anything, can’t predict. Always study properly during academics 4m proper books as it helped m dere during microprocessors questions.

Ø Be confident on yr answers.

Ø Always say sorry when u ar not getting something.

Ø Keep yr voice pitch to a normal value as I was a bit loud initially, so d sir pointed out & told me to low down m voice. I apologize to him wid a smile & corrected m mistake.

Ø Keep yr body posture straight while u are seating on d chair.

Ø Always give yr answer 2 d point. Don’t try to make long stories.


When I cam down to give HR, I cam 2 know dat deir is no other form (Except d employment form dat u ar given after written test). Dat mam asked m abt d form so I told m mistake, she told dat it’s ok…. Suddenly I was called 4r HR. I was waiting outside d room 4r m chance but d interviewer asked 4r some other girl called neha………

Hence I was asked 2 wait & finally I was called around 3:10 pm 4r HR.

I entered d room .dere were two panels of interviewer- mam & sir. I wished both & was asked 2 take m seat.

Sir: so Priyal, tell me abt family background?

Me: I told.

Mam: give some light on yr academics.

Me: I answered, right 4m schooling till B.E.

Sir: ar u having any brother or sister?

Me: I told.

Sir: Why ar u switching to IT?

Me: I told due to wide opportunities & global scenario.

Sir: den why u didn’t u opt 4r dat?

Me: honestly speaking, I answered 2 him every aspect of m studies right 4m 10th class.

Sir: den he asked m abt m seminar, what did u learnt 4m dat.

Me: I told & gave some gud point regarding d company growth.

Mam: didn’t u recognize d speaker?

Me: yes mam I recognized. (Actually d sir who took m interview was only d speaker at dat time of seminar).

Mam: wat u says abt hard work?

Me: I said dat yr smart work can only pay 4r yr hard work.

Mam: quote some example?

Me: I gave.

Sir: did u know anything abt software?

Me: not much

Sir: Y? U got time since den?

Me: I explained 2 him & accepted m fault.

Sir: if yr family didn’t permit u to go outside den?

Me: I answered very calmly & gave 1 point “be true & honest 2 yourself”. (Dat was something gud regarding m behalf, I thought).

Mam: ask m abt m hobby?

Me: cooking

Sir: which type?

Me: north Indian.

Sir: favorite recipey?

Me: palak paneer.

Sir: tell m its procedure?

Me: gave, both.

Mam: what abt yr tomatoes & onion?

Me: actually I forgot to add, then accepted d mistake, said sorry, & den told.

Sir: didn’t u prefer frying panner?

Me: told no, & said dat I m healthy.

Sir: Y we shd take u?

Me: gave m qualities.

Mam: what abt d work atmosphere?

Me: it’s very enjoyable & cool.

Sir & mam: discussed both 4r any further questions, said no.

Mam: any queries priyal?

Me: no mam.

Sir & Mam: ok den. Both handshake wid m

Me: I responded to both very confidently & said thank u & left d room.

I cam outside. It finished at 3:35pm & was asked to wait 4r d results.

My sincere advice 2 al is plz be confident while answering & be honest in wat u say bcoz dey easily trap d sins of yrs. Always concentrate on both while answering.

As I was waiting, I cam 2 know dat results would take long time. During den I was listening to other’s experience & sharing mine wid othersssssssss………..

But it is rightyyyyyyy said dat” TRUE PRAYERS AR ALWZ HEARD AND GIFTED 4M GOD”……

AND FINALLY AT 11:30PM IN D NIGHT I WAS DECLARED TO BE A PART OF TCS……………… Dat moment happiness is uncountable 4r me.

“Just do & give yr best ……… & believe on god bcozzzz he is only one who has made ways 4r all of usssss here & foreverrrrrrr.”

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