TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Paper Type : Whole Testpaper
Test Date : 4 July 2007
Test Location : SRM College Chennai
TCS PAPER ON 4th JULY AT CHENNAI
There was a online test which consisted of three sections. Verbal,
critical reasoning and quantitative aptitude. The software was very user
friendly.
VERBAL SECTION
It consisted of 10 antonyms, 10 synonyms and two passage in which you
have to fill in the blanks with correct sentences. It’s a bit difficult
but don’t worry u can get through even if u don know anything in verbal.
Refer barrons .
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
It consisted of 38 questions 40 mins. Very easy. All previous year
questions were repeated. They don’t even change the data. Some questions
which I remember are given below
1. series 1,2,3,4.6,8. ,12
2 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
3. What is the largest prime number that can be stored in an 8bit
memory?
Ans.
4. Find the physical quantity in units from the equation:
(Force*Distance)/(Velocity*Velocity)
Ans. Ns2/m
5. Find the value of @@+25++@16, where @ denotes "square" and + denotes
"square root". Ans: 621
6. If f(0)=1 and f(n)= f(n1)*n, find the value of f(4). Ans: 24
7. Convert the decimal number 310 to the base 6. Ans: 1234
8. Find the missing number in the series: 2, 5, __ , 19 ,37, 75 Ans: 9
9. 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)?
10. Find the fourth row, having the bit pattern as an integer in an
8bit computer, and express the answer in its decimal value.
A 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
B 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
C 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
(AU(BC)) ?
Ans. 29
11. Select the odd one out
a. SMTP b.WAP c. SAP d. ARP
12. Select the odd man out.
a. Java b.Lisp c. Smalltalk d. Eiffel
13. Which of the following are orthogonal pairs?
a. 3i+2j b.i+j c. 2i3j d. 7i+j
14. Number of faces, vertices and edges of a cube
a. 12,8,6 b.4,6,8 c. 6,8,12 d. 6,12
15. Select the odd one out
a. SMTP b.WAP c. SAP d. ARP
16. Select the odd man out.
a. Java b.Lisp c. Smalltalk d. Eiffel
17. Which of the following are orthogonal pairs?
a. 3i+2j b.i+j c. 2i3j d. 7i+j
18. Number of faces, vertices and edges of a cube
a. 12,8,6 b.4,6,8 c. 6,8,12 d. 6,12,8
19. what is the largest prime no.that can be stored in 8bit
memory.{2^8=256,prime no less then 256 i.e 251(ans)}
20 select odd one  java,lisp,smalltalk,eiffel{ans lisp)
21 select odd one sql,db2,sybase,http{anshtttp}
22 select odd onesybase,db2,oracle,unix{ansunix}
23.find the value of the 678 to the base 7.{ans1656}
24find the result of following expression if M denotes modulus
operation,R denotes round off,Ttruncation:
M(373,5)+R(3.4)+T(7.7)+R(5.8)
Ans 3+3+7+6=19
25 If TAFJHH is coded as RBEKGI then RBDJK can be coded as? ansPCCKJ
26 In Madras , temperature at noon varies according to t^2/2+8t+3,where
t is time elasped.find the percentage change in temp.from 4 pm to 9 pm.?
ans just put the values in given equations and get the difference and
calculate % change.
27. if g(0)=1,g(1)=1,g(n)=g(n1)+g(n2),g(5)?
ans g(2)=g(1)g(0)=11=2 g(3)=g(2)g(1)=2(1)=1....and so on.
28.the program size is N.THE memory occupied by the program is
4000sqrt(N).if the program size is increased by 1%.then what is the
percentage increase in memory,
ans 0.5%
29. which of the following has 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
ans: the formula for finding std.deviation is squre root of summation
(x(x bar))^2/n,where n is the no. of terms.
30 (16) b,v,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 such that each v is followed by f next to it, if the f
is not followed by f next to it.
31.a power unit is there by the bank of a river 900 mtr wide. a cable is
made from unit to power plant opposite to that of the river and 3000 mtr
away from the power unit. the cost of the cable below water rs 5/mtr.and
cost of cable on the bank is rs 4/mtr.find the point where cable cut
thru river.
ans2100
32.my flight takes of at 2 am from a place at 18N 40E and landed 10 HRS
later at a place with coordinates 36N 40W.WHAT IS THE LOCAL TIME WHEN
MY PLANE LANDED.
a) 2.50 pm,b)6.00 pm, c) 6.40 pm,d)8.00 pm
ans for every one degree from east to west or west to east there is
time change by 4 minute.if we r going from east to west then subtract
the time otherwise add. here plane is going from 40 dgr east to 40 dgr
west.therefore there is total change of 80 dgr i.e by 80*4=320 minutes
or 5 hrs and 20 minutes.therefore time taken by plane is 2+85 hour 20
minutes i.e 6.40 pm.
33. if A,B,C are thr mechanisms used seprately to reduce the wastage of
fuel by 25%,20%,10%. what will be the fuel economy if they will be used
combinedly.
ans 75/100*80/100*90/100*100=x then ans will be 100x
34. A graph was given. And equation of the curve was asked.
CRITICAL REASONING
This section consisted of 3 questions wit sub parts. It was for 25 mins.
All the questions were from 12 edition barrons . They don even change
the data and the order of questions. Its just cut copy paste from
BARRONS 12 EDITION. Since it was online test for us so everyone had
different set of questions. I was lucky to get exact same questions from
barrons so I was the first one to come out of the hall with the TCS
application form in the hand.
1. first question was red and brown marriage group……
2. second was tat ned allen larry willy and rick lives in the first
floor
3. third I don remember. But it was something G is father of….and there
are more no of females in the second generation.
TECHNICAL AND HR INTERVIEW
We had the technical cum hr interview the next day. I had in the
afternoon just after lunch. The panel was very friendly and made us feel
very comfortable.
My first question was had u r lunch.
Then they asked general questions like tell me about u r self?
Why t cs? Why Chennai?
Why should we hire you? I said unlike other candidates I want to become
a part of this family of t cs and don’t want to remain a mere employee.
What is u r greatest achievement?
Then questions on c and c++.?
Please remember wether u r a IT or a non IT student they expect u to
have some basic idea about c or c++.
Then he started asking me on maths.trignometry.wat is cosec tan cot ..?
I was interviewed for 25 minutes.but at the end of it I was confident
that I ll get through. Next day when the results were declared I was one
among the 785 students to be selected. just be confident and have a
smile on your face. That is the secret to get through TCS
MEET YOU AT TCS
T.anamika 
