TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 10 June 2007
Test Location : Sri Krishna College of Eng & Tech Coimbatore
TCS PAPER ON 9th JUNE
Hello people, This is Shanmugha Priya R
The aptitude test was on 9th and for the short listed students the
technical, HR and the MR rounds were on 10th. FreshersWorld.com helped
me and my friends so much to get into TCS. We thank all those who had
contributed placement papers to freshersworld.com.
Aptitude test (9th June 2007)
This will be the easiest round because you would have already known the
pattern, i.e. the type of questions you are to get. It was an online
test. Different question papers for each one of us and were generated by
the software. Time management is very important.
There were three sections: Verbal, Quantitative and logical reasoning.
No sectional cutoff.
Verbal: Synonyms, antonyms, fill in the blanks of a paragraph, reading
For synonyms and antonyms, be thorough with the high frequency words in
Barronís GRE. It will help you a lot. Though not all the synonyms and
antonyms will be from Barronís, you would have got familiar with some
words and so you can answer some.
Instead of sentence completion, I had paragraph completion. A paragraph
with 5 blanks and 8 choices (sentences) were given. Choose the right
sentence to be filled in the blanks from the given options.
The last one was RC. I didnít have time to do it. So, I just selected
the options. If you have time, read the questions and then search for
the answers in the given passages.
Quantitative: Try to solve a good number of previous question papers.
The papers in this site are sufficient. Once you are thorough with the
procedure of each type of question, then there is nothing to worry. This
will be the easiest of the three sections in the aptitude test.
Very Important: There will be dummy questions. I.e. there will be no
answers for those questions. Please try to identify those dummy
questions and donít answer them. You wonít be selected if you attend
those dummy questions.
Know how to solve the following kind of problems,
Problem on Ages
Mixture: Ex: In a mixture, R is 2 parts, S is 1 part. In order to make S
25% of the mixture, how much R is to be added?
Average: Ex: Gavaskarís average in first 50 innings was 50. After the
51st innings his average was 51 how many runs he made in the 51st
Economy of fuel: Ex: 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 together?
Time and work
Time, speed and distance
Cost of products
Coding: Given a word, interchange the first and second letter, third and
fourth letter and so on, find the nth letter from right or left.
Ex: BFGE is CEHD, then, what is PVHDJ?
Curves: know the curves for sine x, cosine x, tan x, ex., e-x, log x,
Data Interpretation: Bar charts, Pie charts, tables.
Direction: Ex: My flight takes off at 2am from a place at 18N 10E and
landed 10 Hrs later at a place 36N70W. What is the local time when my
Problems on Set: Ex: AU (B-C) with values of A, B &C in bits format
Number system: Ex: In which, decimal number 384 is equal to 1234?
Prime numbers: Know the highest number and the highest prime number that
can be stored in a 6 bit, 7 bit, 8 bit, 9 bit computer.
Processor largest no. largest prime no.
6 bit 63 61
7 bit 127 127
8 bit 255 253
9 bit 511 509
Logarithms: Ex: If log 0.317=.332; log 0.318=.3364, then log 0.319=?
Problem on a Venn diagram:
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?
Odd one out:
a. LINUX b. WINDOWS 98 c. SOLARIS d. SMTP
a. JAVA b. LISP c. Small talk d. Eiffel
a. Http b. arp c. snmp d. sap
a. Linux b.windows NT c. SQL server d. Unix
a. SAP b. ARP c. WAP d.TCP IP
a. Oracle b. Linux c. Ingress d. DB2
a. SMTP b. WAP c. SAP d. ARP
a. WAP b. HTTP c. BAAN d. ARP
a. SQL b. DB2 c. SYBASE d. HTTP
a. Oracle b. Linux c. Ingress d. DB2
Other simple problems like Standard deviation, Address of an element in
a matrix, temperature, recursion, series, weights, triangle, cube,
percentage, power of 3 or 4, orthogonal pairs, mathematical symbols like
@,#,etc used for operators, weights..
Refer Barronís GRE 12th edition. Solve the 5 model question papers along
with the exercise given in the book. If you donít understand, just mug
it up. But, you will have enough time to solve them.20 or 30 minutes for
three paragraphs each with 4 questions.
I got all the three questions from the model test papers from the
Barronís. You will know the results once the duration of 90 minutes is
over on the screen itself. And yes, I was selected.
Interview (10th June 2007)
Technical and HR interviews were together.
The interviewer was very friendly. He asked me to introduce myself. I
did that. Some personal questions. Then, he asked some questions on my
project and some on DLL (Dynamic Linking Library).Some more technical
questions. I was cool and answered confidently. I didnít know one
answer, but I was managing to answer something and he helped me by
explaining the concept. Then he asked me if I were posted in New Delhi,
will I go. I said yes and something else and he was impressed. He wished
me all the best and we shook hands.
That was it. I got through this round also.
A panel of two interviewers was there. One member asked me about my
strengths and then my goal in my life. My answers were genuine and
satisfactory. And this was also over.
Results were announced late night. And, I was through.
There were stress interviews also for some of us. Keep your cool. Answer
confidently. Everything depends on your attitude. For computer science
and IT students, be thorough in your concepts. Basic concepts in OS,
DBMS, Data Structures, OOPS, Computer Networks, Software Engineering,
must be known. Concentrate on C and C++, even if you donít know anything
in java or any other high level programming languages. Just say you
donít know those languages. Good Communication Skills is important in
all these interviews. Take enough copies of your resumes and passport
size photographs and all the necessary certificates.
The most important thing is, always pray to God. Be confident. Prepare
well. All the best. God will always be with you.
Shanmugha Priya R J