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Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 24 March 2008
Test Location : KIIT University,Bhubaneswar
TCS PAPER ON 24th MARCH AT BHUBANESWAR
Hello frnds,I am Samir Anand (MCA 4th sem),TCS recruitment team visited
our campus on 24th march, and selected 310 students.It was 2 day
process,written test followed by tech n hr interview (combined). nearly
560 turned up for written test, out of which 502 qualified for the next
round, and finally 310 were selected......
I wud like to share my experience wid all of u .The paper as usual
consisted of 3 sections-
1) VERBAL ( 32 questions )
2) APTITUDE (38 questions )
3) CRITICAL REASONING ( 12 questions )
in the verbal section there were 10 synonyms,10 antonyms,6 sentence
completeion ques and 6 ques on reading comprehension.for this u just
follow GRE Barron 12th edition,each n every ques comes from that
this is the exact ques that was in the paper:-(with ans) In a sense the
university had failed. It has stores great quantities of knowledge; it
teaches more people; and despite its failures, it teaches them
better.__D___ . Of the great branches of knowledge- the sciences the
social sciences and humanities- the science are applied. Strenuous and
occasionally successful efforts are made to apply the social sciences,
not almost never are the humanities well applied. We do not use
philosophy in defining our conduct. __E__. The great task of the
university in the next generation is to learn to use the knowledge we
have for the questions that come before us. __F___ The difference
between a primary problem
and a secondary or even tertiary problem is that primary problems tend
to be around for a long time, whereas
the less important ones get solved.
One primary problem is that of interfering with biological development.
___A____. Obviously, there are benefits both to individuals and to
society from eliminating, or at least improving, mentally and physically
deformed persons. On the other hand, there could be very serious
consequences if this knowledge were used with premeditation to produce
superior and subordinate classes, each genetically prepared to carry out
a predetermined mission. __B___, Here we have a primary problem that
will still exist when we are all dead. Of course, the traditional
faculty members would say. “__C____”. And certainly they would not
learn, but they would learn some other things.
A. The next generation, and perhaps this one, will be able to interfere
chemically with the actual development of an individual and perhaps
biologically by interfering with an individual’s genes.
B. This can be done, but what happens to free will and he rights of the
C. But the students won’t learn enough to go to graduate school
D. It is in the application of this knowledge that the failure has come.
E. We do not use literature as a source of real and vicarious
F. The university should organize should organize courses around primary
G. The universities greatest shortcoming is not to help students see the
relevance of humanities to real problems.
H. It is difficult for modern students, accustomed to the minute of
film, to appreciate opera.
I. It is necessary students to require to include in their curricula
liberal arts courses.
About aptitude, i wud just say no need 2 worry as it is the most easiest
section,just practice papers of last 2 or 3 years and u will be able to
solve all of them on the day of test.
some ques were as follows:--
Q1. Fill in the missing number in the sequence 5 7 11 ?? 35 67
(a) 24 (b) 33 (c) 19 (d) 18 (e) 25
Q2. In the following series, how many Ws are there such that each W is
followed by an C next to it if the C is not followed by a S next to it?
W C W S Q M W C S M C W C C W Q M W
W C Q W C S C W A M C W C M
(a)3 (b) 5(c)6 (d)4 (e)7
Q3. If QMFBTF is coded as PLEASE how will HBJO be coded?
(a)MIND (b)ALERT (c)TRIAL (d) GAIN (e) BRAVE
Q4. Suppose the first and second letters in the word CONSTITUTIONAL were
interchanged, also the third and fourth letters, the fifth and sixth
etc. Print the letter that would then be the tenth letter counting from
(a) T (b) I (c) N (d) O (e) U
Q5. How would the decimal number 520 be represented in a base -7 number
(a) 1564 (b) 1234 (c) 1342 (d) 1562 (e) 1672
Q6. What is the largest prime number that can be stored in an 8-bit word
(a) 199 (b) 251 (c) 201 (d) 233 (e) 257
Q7. If n = 10 x 18 x 22, which of the following is NOT an integer?
(a) n / 132 (b) n / 55 (c) n / 45
(d) n / 20 (e) n / 78
Q8. Which of the following is a power of 3?
a. 2672 b. 2898 c. 2735
d. 2187 e. 2413
Pick the odd one out
Q9. (a)ORACLE (b)INGRESS (c) UNIX
(d)DB2 (e) SYBASE
Q10. (a)SAP (b)HTTP (c)WAP (d)SMTP (e)ARP
Q11. The three numbers in brackets represent the length of the sides of
a triangle. Which of these does not represent a proper triangle?
(a)(2m,3m,4m) (b)(1m,2m,4m) (c) (3m,4m,5m) (d) (3m,3m,3m) (e) (5m,3m,5m)
Q12. The three numbers in brackets in each of the following options
represents the number of vertices, the number of edges and the number of
faces respectively. Find out which of these represents a solid planar
(a) (4,8,12) (b) (8,12,6) (c) (8,6,12) (d) (8,8,8) (e) (12,6,8)
Q13. Which set of data exhibits a higher Standard Deviation?
(a) 7, 0, -7, 7, 0, -7 (b) -7, -7, -7, -7, -7, -7 (c) 7, -7, 7, -7, 7,
(d) 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 (e) 7, 7, 7, 0, 7, 7
Q28. Of the four vectors A,B,C,D find out which pair forms an orthogonal
A = i+j, B = 3i+2j, C = -7i+j, D = 2i-3j
(a)BD (b)AD (c)BC (d)AC (e)AB
Q29. Evaluate the expression
M (373,7) + R (5.8) + T (7.7) - R(3.4) where M stands for Modulo
arithmetic, R stands for Round-off operation and T stands for Truncation
(a)13 (b)16 (c) 12 (d)19 (e)21
Q30. Three independent mechanisms A, B and C have been incorporated for
fuel saving in a car producing respectively 30%, 20% and 40% efficiency.
Assuming that they operate independently, what is the net fuel
(a)61 % (b) 64% (c) 62% (d) 66.4% (e) 69%
Q31. The scores in class exams and final exam of 2 students are given as
Class exam Final exam
Find the Class exam score of a student who has scored 6 in the Final
(a)12.2 (b) 13 (c)10.1 (d)10.2 (e)12.5
for the analytical part again its GRE Barrons (12th edition).solve the
questions given in the 5 model test papers only...and it will be all..
some ques are:---
Model test paper 1 : Section 5 : question 1-4
Section 6 : question 1-4
Model test paper 2 : Section 1 : question 1-4
section 6 : question 1-4
Model test paper 3 : Section 5 : question 1-4
Section 6 : question 8-11
Model test paper 4 : Section 5 : question1-4
Section 6 : question 1-4
question 8-12 ( may change to Indian languages as mine was d case .)
Model test paper 5 : Section 3 :
Section 7 : question 1-5
tech n HR interview:--
As i am a MCA student so the HR asked me questions about computers
only,but b ready with some general definations
from ur core subject..
questions asked from me were---
1)how r u?
2)how r u feeling right now?
3)tell me something about urself?(b confident in answering but never
4)which is ur fav subject? i told DBMS & 'C'
then the swithced on to technical questions:--
1)what is transaction,deadlock,methods to avoid deadlock.
4)Volatile memory n cache memory.
5)Stack Operation--told me 2 write function for deletion operation in
if u know the answer then its ok otherwise just tell them sorry.dont
give wrong answer. at times they will try to confuse u bt u have to b
confident... finally d person asked WHY TCS.......n that was all b
confident n polite in answering..
i am very happy to be the part of TCS....now its ur turn.....ALL THE