TCS Placement Paper General - Other -1 Jan 2004
The Following two sections (A and B) were computer based tests (not computer adaptive), to be taken on internet in ur college:
The following two section (Aand B) were computer based test (not computer adaptive), to be talen on internet
A. Aptitude section (1:30 hours):- In aptitude section, there were again three sections. You can move around to any question,skip one question and come back to it later within a section, within ur time. But once u leave a section, u can not come back again. The sections may appear in any order.
1. Verbal Resoning - 32 questions in 40 minutes. 10 synonyms, 10 antonyms, 5 sentence completion (with multiple blanks) abd7 questions from reading and comprehension.
2. Quantitative aptitude:- 28 questions in 40 minutes. general quant questions as asked in CAT or GRE, including time and speed, percentage, series questions, pie charts, venn diagrams, permutation-combination, probablility, compound interest, percentage, etc.
3. Critical Reasoning :- 30 minutes. There were three word puzzles, each having 5 questions based on it. The puzzles were like there are three different ways to reach from town A to Town B, which will be the most economic way, which will be the shortest way etc. The puzzle Book of George Summers mighthelp in this section, although presence of mind is very much required.
B. Psychometric test:- 150 questions, 30 minutes. This test will automatically appear on ur screen if u clear the cutoff for the aptitude test. The cut-off is static, i.e. it is pre-decided.
It does not depend upon the number of students appearing. So once u clear the aptitude test, and if ur score is above the cutoff, psychometric test will appear on your screen. in psychometric test, there are questions about ur personalityand behaviour, e.g. have u ever shown leadership quality in the arrangement of any event, are u socially active etc. All the questions have only three choices, yes, no and can't say. The TRICK is that never mark any can't say, and be honest in answering the questions. The same question will be asked to u in different manners and they'll check u for ur consistency. e.g. the question about how good are u in making new friends was asked in 10 different manners.
The result of psychometry test will not appear on computer screen,but will be told to u separately. Once u clear he psychometric test, u will be allowed to appear in the technical interview and will be required to fill a paper based form (same as the electronic recruitment form on the TCS website, in case u registered on-line)
C. Technical Interview:- You can be asked anything in your technicalinterview. It may be more of HR as well. Mostly, they'll check ur
learning capability, so they'll ask u anything from any of the subjects that u have studied so far. They'll ask you about what subjects have u studied in ur previous semesters and then what is/are your favourite subject(s) and then ask u related questions.You may also be asked about ur project thoroughly. (asking means
orally or writing down, both). if you have mentioned about knowledgeof programming languages, you may be asked to write down a simple program.
D. HR interview:- if u clear the technical interview (you will be told about it), then u will appear in the HR interview. Prepare for the questions like, describe yourself, why do you want to join TCS,why are your academics so low, etc. you may be asked about your hobbies and the questions related to them. They may also ask technical questions related to ur area of specialization (branch, i mean).
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