TCS  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   Sree Vidyanikethan,Tirupathi-5 Sep 2010

#### TCS  Placement Paper   Candidate Experiences   Sree Vidyanikethan,Tirupathi-5 Sep 2010

• Posted by  FreshersWorld
7 Jan, 2012

I got TCS hall ticket for written test in my college on 5th September 2010.

Written test:

It is very easy exam compared with other company written exams. Test contains 35 questions, only from quantitative, in 60 minutes. You can get through if you prepared with previous papers. Questions which i got in exam are.

1) Two pipes A and B fill at A certain rate B is filled at 10,20,40,80,. If 1/16 of B if filled in 17 hours what time it will take to get completely filled

Ans 21

2) In a shopping mall with a staff of 5 members the average age is 45 years. After 5 years a person joined them and the average age is again 45 years. What?s the age of 6th person?

3) Find (4x+2y)/ (4x-2y) if x/2y=2

4) Find average speed if a man travels at speed of 24kmph up and 36kmph down at an altitude of 200m.formula is 2xy/(x+y)

5) Same model as 4th question. But it is on flat surface. Formula is same 2xy/(x+y).

6) Six friends go to pizza corner there r 2 types of pizzas. And six different flavors r there they have to select 2 flavors from 6 flavors. In how many ways we can select?

Ans: 6C2

7) 3, 15, x, 51, 53,159,161. Find X

Ans: 17

8) 3 friends A, B, C went for week end party to McDonald?s restaurant and there they measure there weights in some order IN 7 rounds. A;B;C;AB;BC;AC;ABC. Final round measure is 155 kg then find the average weight of all the 7 rounds?
Ans: 4(155)/7=31

9) There is a toy train that can make 10 musical sounds. It makes 2 musical sounds after being defective. What is the probability that same musical sound would be produced 5 times consecutively? (1 of )?
Answer: 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/32

10) (There was a long story, I'll cut short it). There are 5 materials to make a perfume: Lilac, Balsamic, Lemon, and Woody and MI mosaic. To make a perfume that is in demand the following conditions are to be followed: Lilac and Balsamic go together. Woody and MI mosaic go together; Woody and Balsamic never go together. Lemon can be added with any material. (Actually they had also mentioned how much amount of one can be added with how much quantity of the other; but that's not needed for the question.) All of the following combinations are possible to make a perfume except:
1) Balsamic and Lilac
2) Woody and Lemon
3) MI mosaic and Woody
4) MI mosaic and Lilac

11) A triangle is made from a rope. The sides of the triangle are A cm, B cm and C cm (I do not remember the numerical value). What will be the area of the square made from the same rope?
Ans: ((A+B+C)/4)2

12) What is the distance of the z-intercept from the x-intercept in the equation ax+by+cz=d (I do not remember the values of a, b, c, d).
Ans: sqrt ((d/a) 2+ (d/c) 2)

13) A scientist in Antarctic region conducts research on bears came to know that bears changes according to the location .once he moves 1 mile towards north, then he moves 2 miles towards east, then 1 mile towards south. Now the color of bear he found will be in:
Ans: white

14) (1/3) of a number is 3 times more than the (1/6) of the same number?

Ans is 18

15) There are 11 boys in a family. Youngest child is a boy. What is the probability of all are boys?
a) 2      b) 2!     C) 2048           d) 1024

16) A boy bought a roll A of 56 inches wide and 141 yards long. He also bought B of 77 inches wide of length 333yards. We don?t want any details of B. Some irrelevant matter. Final question is Time taken for cutting A into 1 yard piece is 2 seconds. Time taken to cut into 141 pieces of 1 yard each is?
Ans is 2(141) =242

17) A Person buys a horse for 15 ponds, after one year he sells it for 20 pounds. After one year, again he buys the same horse at 30 pounds and sells it for 40 pounds. What is the profit for that person?
Ans is 15 pounds

18) John buys a cycle for 31 dollars and given a cheque of amount 35 dollars. Shop Keeper exchanged the cheque with his neighbor and gave change to John. After 2 days, it is known that cheque is bounced. Shop keeper paid the amount to his neighbor. The cost price of cycle is 19 dollars. What is the profit/loss for shop keeper?
Ans is 23(cost price + change given).

19) In a family there are some boys and girls. All boys told that they are having equal no of brothers and sisters and girls told that they are having twice the no. of brothers than sisters. How many boys and girls present in a family?
Ans is 4 boys and 3 girls

20) There are certain number of hats and gloves in a box. They are of 41 red, 23 green, 11 orange. Power gone. But a woman can differentiate between hats and gloves.How many draws are required to obtain a pair of each color.

21) There is a die with 10 faces. It is not known that fair or not. 2 captains want to toss die for batting selection. What is the possible solution among the following?

a) If no. is odd it is head, if no. is even it is tail
b) If no. is odd it is tail, if no. is even it is head
c) Toss a die until all the 10 digits appear on top face. And if first no. in the sequence is odd then consider it as tail. If it is even consider it as head.
I didn?t remembered last option and I don?t know answer.

22) 2 years ago of A is x times that of B. 3 Years hence the age of A is 4/3 times of B. What is the present age of B in binary form?
I didn?t remember the exact values of x and y. You can solve easily.

23) metal strip of width ?x? cm. 2 metal strips are placed one over the other, then the combine length of 2 strips is ?y?. If ?z? strips are placed in that manner. What is the final width of that arrangement?
Ans is (z-1) (y-x) +x.

24) There are 100 men and 100 women on the dance floor. They want to dance with each other. Then which of the following statements is always true:
a) There are 2 men who danced with equal no. of women?s
b) There are 2 women who danced with equal no. of men

25) A game is played between 2 players and one player is declared as winner. All the winners from first round are played in second round. All the winners from second round are played in third round and so on. If 8 rounds are played to declare only one player as winner, how many players are played in first round
Ans is 28.

26) There are 3 boys A, B, C and 2 Girls D, E. D always sit right to A. Girls never sit in extreme positions and in the middle position. C always sits in the extreme positions. Who is sitting immediate right to E?
Ans is B or C

27) 49 members attended the party. In that 22 are males, 17 are females. The shake hands between males, females, male and female. Total 12 people given shake hands. How many such kinds of such shake hands are possible?
Ans is 12C2

28) There are 1000 pillars for a temple. 3 friends Linda, Chelsey, Juli visited that temple. (Some unrelated stuff) Linda is taller than Chelsea and taller than 2 of 1000 pillars. Julia is shorter than Linda. Find the correct sentence?
a) Linda is shorter among them
b) Chelsea is taller than Julia
c) Chelsea is shorter than Julia
d) Cannot determine who is taller among Chelsea and Julia

Ans: d

29) Entry ticket to an exhibition ranges from 1p to 31p. You need to provide exact change at the counter. You have 31p coin. In how many parts will u divide 31p so that u will provide the exact change required and carry as less coins as possible?
a) 22   b) 31   c) 6   d) 32

Ans is 6

30) There are 2 friends Peter and Paul. Peter age is twice as old as Paul when peter was as old as Paul is now. Sum of the present ages of Peter and Paul is 35.What is the present age of Peter?
Ans is 20

I attempted 30 questions. Next day evening I got mail from TCS that I cleared aptitude test and called for interview. They sent one application form to mail. Interview is on 8th in Vardhaman Engineering College, Hyderabad at 1:30pm.

I reached college by 12:30pm. They collected filled in application form at 2:45pm and calling one by one for technical interview.

Around 5:00pm, i was called for Technical Round. It?s a 2 member panel.

Me: Good Evening sir (I wished both)
Int: Good evening. What?s your name?

Me: Venkata Sateesh sir.
Int: My name is Avinash. (I didn?t remembered other panelist name)Take your seat. Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses.

Me: I told 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses.
Int: Tell me your areas of interest?

Me: C and Java
Int: Choose any of your subjects other than programming?

Me: selected Operating systems.
Int: Select one more subject like DBMS or CN (He given me the choice)

Me: Selected Data Base Management Systems (But I am not perfect in DBMS but better than CN).
Int: Tell some operating systems which are available in the market?

Me: Windows from Microsoft, Mac from Apple, and so on
Int: Ok. Write a query to display first 5 lines in a table and given white paper

Me: I started writing query like ?select * from table??? (Actually I don?t know answer) and showed
Int:  It is not correct try one more time

Me: I started writing one more query (but it also not correct, I know that). But I showed that query with confidence
Int: It is also wrong. Ok, leave it. What is foreign key?

Me: Explained
Int: What is entity?

Me: Explained with example.
Int: What is entity relationship model?

Me: Again explained with example which i taken above
Int: What is normalization?

Me: Told
Int: Explain 1st and 2nd normalization by taking examples?

Me: Explained with confidence and smile on my face but not accurate.
Int: (In my resume i kept that i am maintaining a website for my department). What are the tools you used for creating website?

Me: Told.
Int: I think you?re having knowledge in web designing. What is the difference between JSP and servlet?

Me: Told.
Int: Write a program for finding factorial of a given number using recursion?

Me: Wrote
Int: Why you wrote like this? (pointing to one line)

Me: We can write that in some other ways also and i wrote in other 2 ways. (I think he was fully satisfied with my answer)

Int: Are you having any questions?
Me: No sir.

Int: Ok sateesh you?re promoted to next round i.e. HR

(TI is around 20min for me. Friends, even if you don?t know answer, don?t get worry. Say what you know with confidence, smile on your face and maintain good eye contact)

(Be through with your resume. If you mention any references in application form, be ready to face the questions like how is he/she related to you? on what project he/she is working? What he/she told about our company? What is his/her designation?  What is his/her work in TCS? one of my friend rejected in the technical interview, because he not answered questions which i mentioned above. Interviewer told that you must have interest to know about the work in a software company, without that interest how you work in a software company?)

I am waiting for my HR interview. After 2 hours i called for HR around 7:30pm.

Me: Good evening sir.
Int: Good evening, take your seat.

Me: Seat. (Interviewer is looking at my resume, which i already gave to them)

Me: Told with confidence and smile on my face. (I think he was well satisfied with my answer). He didn?t ask any more questions.
Int: Are you having any geographical constraints (are you intended to work anywhere in the world)?

Me: No sir, I am not having any geographical constraints and I?m interested to work anywhere in the world.
Int: Are you ok with TCS bond (2 years, bond break 50,000)?

Me: Yes sir.
Int: Thank you.

(It?s a 3 min round for me. I felt very happy for that. They told me that they will send results to mail within a week or 2. I thought i am selected, and i was confident about my performance ).

Finally, i got mail on 20-9-2010. I'm selected for TCS.

I attended 10 companies up to now. First company which i attended in my life was TCS, and rejected in HR. I am selected in my 11th interview again it is TCS. If you are failed don?t get disappointed. Losers got a chance to correct their mistakes and winners lost their chance to correct their mistakes. If you are selected, remember, you are better than those who are participated for  that interview, but not the ?BEST?. I got selected in off-campus, I am very happy for that. Because, i competed with the other college students also. But those who got selected in On-campus are competed with the students of their college. Getting job in TCS is one of my great achievements in my life.

All the best!