I, Sunil Rana (Electrical & Electronics Engg) attended the off-campus placement drive of TCS on 24th of May conducted in Vardhaman Engg College in Hyderabad. I would like to share my experience which would certainly help you in cracking n bagging the job, I cleared till the last round but wasnt anticipating any call from TCS as I had an offer to join in another IT firm, I left TCS.
It was like 4 days of drive as there were around 6000 students who were appearing for TCS. each day 1500 were called for 4 consecutive days... (Cut- Throat Competition)
It was a complete shocker 4 evry1 as we discovered that TCS written test was entirely changed.. A ppt was arranged as we entered in to hall. Ranodeep Sen, HR described about the company profile n also about TATA empire... If possible note down some points which might be asked in interview
He said that with our batch written test is cpmpletely changed n it was based on TOUCHSTONE S/W which was about to realease in the market. It was designd by IIT Chennai students n consisted of around 3 Lacs Questions in its database..
The test copmrised of 35 questions to be answered in 60 mins which can come from any of these 3 lak questions. The actual game was that there was negative marking of -0.33 marks which means 1 mark will be deducted for every 3 incorrect answers n the HR instructed few points about how 2 login n filling up the details (there was no confusion.. it was very clear)
NOTE: Among these 35 questions few questions are very very simple questions. So first solve out those easy questions and then move to lengthy questions. There will be option to skip a question and answer it later.
Friends the test will be easy. Little logical thinking and fastness is sufficient to clear the test. Also be accurate at your answer as there is negative marking.
We were made to go in batches n write the computer based test (Touchstone)
Trust me, it was very user friendly n test was very very easy provided you must have good verbal ability n analytical reasoning. the questions were very lengthy of 9-10 lines each, the answer to the question lies in only 2-3 lines which was quite confusing.. it is the ability of the candidate to understand n answer
For Instance: X is 3 years younger to Y. X's father is a businessman who invested 10000/- at 8% rate of interest n obtained his amount after 10 years. Y's father is a job holder who invested around 20000 at 2% rate n obtained his amount after 20 years.Now Compunded both of dem get around ABC rs/-(dnt remenbr). After 5 years the ratio of ages of X n Y is 1:2. Now X's father is 20 years older to Y n Y' father is 30 years more than X. After 20 years again. X's mother asks X's father to purchase a LCD TV which costs around 45000/-. what is the age of X n Y together?
Here in the above question the answer lies in considering two statements together i.e "X is 3 years yunger to Y" n "After 5 years the ratio of ages of X n Y is 1:2". So most of the questions were of this type which was very very easy.. some questions arised from Time n Distance a fibonacci series question-
the que was: (it was also a lengthy que but I am shortening it)if the first 3 no.s are 1,3,8...so on (fibonacci series) den at which postion will you get 143?
Some were from Problem on Ages, Probabilty, Reasonig, problem on Numbers(3 que very easy based on (a3-b3) formulas n (a+b)2=a2+b2+2ab), Circle problems, Mind Boggling Ques. etc which wer very easy.
a single analogy ques:
people:democracy::wealth: X..... X is
a)oligarchy b)anarchy c)monarchy d)democracy ans: A
NO SYNONYMS N ANTONYMS OR NO PASSAGES
I answered around 28 of the questions which I was expecting all were corect. honestly speking the time wasnt sufiicient. I was pretty confident that I will clear the written test n yes after 1 week I got an email regarding interview call in the same college.
My interview was scheduled around 2pm. We were provided with a TCS application form which we needed to fill n staple the resume along with it. Now a senior associate of TCS (around 60 years of age) came to adress about the company profile (dis time in detail) n also discussed about the job profile.. It was related to "IT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES" which included technologies like CLOUD COMPUTING N REMOTE INFRSTRCTR etc
After 45 mins of ppt we were asked to go to the panel room (Interview room). There were 2 rounds Tech N HR
I was bit nervous but confident.. I askd a student who just came outside from the panel room.. he said that he was bombarded with C & Java question only for around 25 mins (he didnt clear later) n then I went in:
Hr: Tell me abt urslf?
Hr: So you com from EEE dept?
Hr: What are the latest advancements in EEE indusry
Me: Answered with full confidence
Hr: Askd about my project
Hr: you come from EE dept then why IT?
Hr: How can you compete CS & IT students if you are selected?
Me: I told him that I will not work for competing but will work hand in hand with CS & IT students for team effort n achieving desired objectives n yes if I will get any kind of doubts I will dfntly clear my doubts by asking dem
Hr: (Impressed) Superb.. dats what we are looking out 4? great
Me: (I was flying) again siad some points
Hr: Asked what do you know about C Language?
me: Answered Confidently
Hr: So what is mean by HVDC n FACTS? Explain 2 me as if I am a layman?
me: (I mentioned it in my resume) answered him giving him correct explanation
Gave me a case scenario n I told him
asked me to leave the room
den all of us were askd to sit in a classroom after Tech interview is over
many of them were rejected (huge elimination)... fortunately I was selected...
Den HR interview which was a cakewalk
same questions: career plans, why IT? why TCS? askd few questions which were explained in seminar (note down points during seminar).. are you ok in working in night shifts? I said yes (tricky question) asked me to leave..
They said that the results will be announced after 3 days (email). I wasnt serious bcoz I already had an offer in my hand n had 2 join b4 announcement of results of TCS. So I didnt want to take any risk.
So friends I hope my experience would definitely help you in your preapration.
Remember "With Good Preparation a dull candidate can overscore a highly proficient candidate"
So work hard n all the best in your endeavour.....!