TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 17 March 2008
Test Location : Krupajal Engg College,Bhubaneswar
TCS PAPER ON 17th MARCH AT BHUBANESWAR
hi...i am Akhilesh thakur from KRUPAJAL ENGG COLLEGE, bhubaneswar.we
were having on campus drive of TCS on 17 & 18 march 2008.All together
there were 230 students were there,184 cleared the written test and
finally 78 got through the Campus,And I was one of them. All the
aptitude questions were repeated from previous year papers from TCS.For
critical reasoning section go through the GRE 12th edition,it is
available on the net.Even if u r not able to solve that just mug up the
answers.
First there will be PPT frm TCS then they will give u the details of
online test.there is no sectional cut off ,attempt as much question frm
aptitude section,as most of them are repeated
There will be three section
1.English 32 ques 20min
2.Aptitude section 38ques 40 min.
3.critical reasoning 12ques 30min.
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE SECTION
1. Two pencils costs 8 cents, then 5 pencils cost how much
Sol: 2 pencils è 8 cents => 1 pencil è 4 cents
Therefore 5 pencils cost = 5 * 4 = 20 cents
2. A work is done by two people in 24 min. one of them can do this work
a lonely in 40 min. how much time required to do the same work for the
second person.
Sol: (A+B) can do the work in = 1/24 min.
A alone can do the same work in = 1/40 min.
B alone can do the same work in = (A+B)’s – A’s = 1/24 – 1/40 = 1/60
Therefore, b can do the same work in = 60 min
3.A car is filled with four and half gallons of oil for full round trip.
Fuel is taken 1/4 gallon more in going than coming. What is the fuel
consumed in coming up?
Sol Before the trip, car is filled with = 4 ½ gallon of oil
Let ‘X’ be the quantity of fuel consumed for the trip in one direction
The fuel consumed while going = X + ¼
The fuel consumed while coming = X
Therefore, the fuel consumed for the trip = (X + ¼) + X = 4 ½
ð 2X + ¼ = 4 ½ => 2X = 4 ½  ¼ => 2X = 4 ¼ => X= 2. approx
Therefore the fuel consumed while coming = 2 gallon
4. Low temperature at the night in a city is 1/3 more than 1/2 high as
higher temperature in a day. Sum of the low temperature and highest
temp. is 100 degrees. Then what is the low temp?
Sol: 40 deg.
5. A person, who decided to go to weekend trip should not exceed 8 hours
driving in a day. Average speed of forward journey is 40 m/h. Due to
traffic in Sundays, the return journey average speed is 30 m/h. How far
he can select a picnic spot?
a) 120 miles
b) Between 120 and 140 miles
c) 160 miles
Answer: 120 miles
5. 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: Let ‘x’ be the speed limit
Person ‘A’ was fined for exceeding the speed limit by = 10mph
Person ‘B’ was fined for exceeding the speed limit by = twice of ‘A’
= 2*10mph=20mph given that the second person was traveling at the speed
of 35mph => 35mph – 20mph = 15mph
Therefore the speed limit is =15 mph
6.A bus started from bus stand at 8.00am, and after 30 minutes staying
at destination, it returned back to the bus stand. The destination is 27
miles from the bus stand. The speed of the bus is 18mph. In return
journey bus travels with 50% fast speed. At what time it returns to the
bus stand?
Sol: 11.00am
7.In a mixture, R is 2 parts S is 1 part. In order to make S to 25% of
the mixture, how much r is to be added?
Sol: One Part
8. Wind flows 160 miles in 330 min, for 80 miles how much time required.
Sol:
9. With 4/5 full tank vehicle travels 12 miles, with 1/3 full tank how
much distance travels
Sol: ( 5 miles )
10. A storm will move with a velocity of towards the center in hours, at
the same rate how much far will it move in hrs.
Sol: ( but the answer is 8/3 or 2 2/3 )
11. 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
12. In the word ORGANISATIONAL, if the first and second, third and
forth, forth and fifth, fifth and sixth words are interchanged up to the
last letter, what would be the tenth letter from right?
Ans:I
13. What is the largest prime number that can be stored in an 8bit
memory? Ans : 251
14. Select the odd one out…..a. Java b. Lisp c. Smalltalk d. Eiffel.
15. Select the odd one out a. SMTP b. WAP c. SAP d. ARP
16. Select the odd one out a. Oracle b. Linux c. Ingress d. DB2
17. Select the odd one out a. WAP b. HTTP c. BAAN d. ARP
18. Select the odd one out a. LINUX b. UNIX c. SOLARIS d. SQL SEVER
19. Select the odd one out a. SQL b. DB2 c. SYBASE d. HTTP
20. 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?
Ans: 0.5%(SQRT 101N)
21. A man, a woman, and a child can do a piece of work in 6 days. Man
only can do it in 24 days. Woman can do it in 16 days and in how many
days child can do the same work?
Ans: 16
22. In which of the system, decimal number 184 is equal to 1234?
Ans: 5
23. Find the value of the 678 to the base7.
Ans: 1656
24. Number of faces, vertices and edges of a cube
Ans: 6 8 12
25. Complete the series 2, 7, 24, 77,__
Ans: 238
26. Find the value of @@+25++@16, where @ denotes "square" and +
denotes "square root".
Ans: 621
27. Find the result of the following expression if, M denotes modulus
operation, R denotes roundoff, T denotes truncation:
M(373,5)+R(3.4)+T(7.7)+R(5.8)
Ans:19
28. If TAFJHH is coded as RBEKGI then RBDJK can be coded as?
Ans: qcckj
29. G(0)= 1, G(1)=1, G(N)=G(N1)  G(N2), G(5)= ?
Ans:  2
30. What is the max possible 3 digit prime number?
Ans: 997
31. A power unit is there by the bank of the river of 750 meters width.
A cable is made from power unit to power 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 : 1000 (24725cost)
32. 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?
Ans:0.5%(SQRT 101N)
33. 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.
Ans: At 9pm 7.5 more
34. The size of the bucket is N kb. The bucket fills at the rate of 0.1
kb per millisecond. A programmer sends a program to receiver. There it
waits for 10 milliseconds. And response will be back to programmer in 20
milliseconds. How much time the program takes to get a response back to
the programmer, after it is sent?
Ans: 30
35. A man, a woman, and a child can do a piece of work in 6 days. Man
only can do it in 24 days. Woman can do it in 16 days and in how many
days child can do the same work?
Ans: 16
36. Which of the following are orthogonal pairs?
a. 3i+2j b. i+j c. 2i3j d. 7i+j
Ans: a, c
37. If VXUPLVH is written as SURMISE, what is SHDVD?
Ans: PEASE
38. 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%
39. What is the power of 2? a. 2068 b.2048 c.2668
40. Complete the series. 3, 8, , 24, , 48, 63. Ans: 15.35
41. Complete the series. 4, 5, 11, 14, 22,  Ans: 27
42. A, B and C are 8 bit no's. They are as follows:
A > 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
B > 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
C > 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
Find ((AB) u C)=? Hint: 109…. AB is {A}  {A n B}
43. A Flight takes off at 2 A.M from northeast direction and travels for
11 hours to reach the destination, which is in northwest direction.
Given the latitude and longitude of source and destination. Find the
local time of destination when the flight reaches there?
Ans: 7 am
44. 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
45. A is twice efficient than B. A and B can both work together to
complete a work in 7 days. Then find in how many days, A alone can
complete the work?
Ans: 10.5
46. A finish the work in 10 days. B is 60% efficient than A. So how many
days do B takes to finish the work?
Ans :100/6
47. A finishes the work in 10 days & B in 8 days individually. If A
works for only 6 days then how many days should B work to complete A's
work?
Ans: 3.2 days
48. Given the length of the 3 sides of a triangle. Find the one that is
impossible? (HINT: sum of smaller 2 sides is greater than the other one,
which is larger)
49. Find the singularity matrix from a given set of matrices? (Hint
det(A)==0))
50. (Momentum*Velocity)/(Acceleration * distance). Find units.
Ans: mass
51. The number 362 in decimal system is given by (1362) x in the X
System of numbers find the value of X a} 5 b) 6 c) 7 d) 8 e) 9
52. Given $ means Tripling and % means change of sign then find the
value of $%$6%$%6
53. 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
(Hint: Every 1 deg longitude is equal to 4 minutes. If west to east add
time else subtract time)
CRITICAL REASONING:
Entirely from Barron’s 12th edition 5 Model Test Papers at the end.
Those who don’t have barrons, you can obtain it from the Internet and
get the book in a pdf format. The questions asked are from these…
Model test 1: Section5  qns 14 (motorist), qns 1316 (red and brown)
Section6  qns 14 (conservative,democratic), qns 811 (latin, sanskrit),
qns 1218 (joe,larry,ned), qns 1922 (a causes b)
Model test 2: Section1  qns 1922 (wallachia and rumelia) 
Section6  qns 812 ( ashland , liverpool), qns 1316 (spelunker) 
qns 1722 (pesth) i got this one too
Model test 3: Section6  qns 14 (all Gs are Hs)
Model test 4: Section5  qns 811 (horizontal row), qns 1922 (a,b,c
cause d)
Section6  qns 812 (spanish, italian), qns 1316 (all As, Bs), qns
1722 (progressive federal party)
Model test 5: Section3  qns811 (museum), qns 1922 (A is the father)
Section7 qns 15 (prahtu, brahtu), qns 2125 (scurvy)
HR+TECH INTERVIEW:
For technical round, get well dressed in formal outfits . Bring the file
with ur certificates and Resumes. Don’t bluff in the resumes, as they
check your resume and ask questions related to it.
INT: Get in
ME : Good morning,Sir.
INT: So u r akhilesh kumar Thakur,so tell me the meaning of ur name.
ME : answered.
INT: (then they asked) which is ur favourite subject ?
ME : i told digital electronics and analog communication technique.
INT: what is sampling and how it is done ?
ME : answered.
INT: r u comfortable in C.
ME : yes sir.
INT: what is the difference between function and procedure ?
ME : answered.
INT: any ques frm us ?
ME : what else i have to study for the company ?
At the last I am very very thankful to freshersworld for giving me the
right approach to crack TCS.

