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TCS Placement Paper-1 Aug 2006,Karnataka


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TCS:Placement Paper-1 Aug 2006-Karnataka

Hi everyone, I am Lakshmi Narayana in Computer Science Branch. We had TCS on-campus recruitment at Vijayanagar Engineering College, Bellary on 1st August 2006 and i got selected. Below is the test pattern we had.
First we had on line test. A total of 160 students from both B.E and M.C.A appeared for it. They divided us into two batches of 90 and 70 and conducted the test for the two one after other.
They said they may conduct GD depending upon number of students passing online test.
The test had 3 sections. Verbal ability in which 10 questions were synonyms, 10 were Antonyms, 5 questions for Passage and 5 sentence completion. The time for this was 20 minutes. I knew answer for only one questions in this. Aptitude session appeared immediately after 20 minutes. This session had 35 questions, almost all questions were from previous tests conducted in Ranchi, Coimbatore� The questions were fully basic. I have practiced R.S. Agarval book much but didn�t get any questions from it. This session was for 30 minutes. The third session was Critical Reasoning in which two questions, each contained 8 and 4 questions, respectively. I was unable to answer first question, but second was easy.
Those who were selected for 2nd round had all got Psychometric session after the Critical Reasoning, but the officers said not to answer the questions. Those who didn�t get Psychometric session were not called. I think who scored well only got that.
Their target was to select 50 but 41 crossed 1st round. So they combined Technical and HR rounds. On 1st day only 11 students were interviewed. The rest were said to come on the next day.


All questions were from Barron�s GRE book. One of my friend remembered 800 words but got none of them. So I suggest to remember words based on Prefix, Root and Suffix method.

Bit operation�
A: 10011010
B: 11011011
C: 01011010
Find (AUB)nC
Find the odd one out: Three were DBMSs and one was OS
Find the odd one out: I can�t recall the question.
5 questions were based on Data Interpretation. The question was something related to number of members in a club in 5 successive years. One of the questions was to calculate %age rise in members between three years. Better refer Data Interpretation part in R.S. Agarwal book.
What is the largest prime number stored in 6 bits.
Convert some number in Hexadecimal to Decimal
Given g(0)=1, g(1)=-1 and g(n)=g(n-1)+g(n-2), find g(6).
Question based on coding a word.
5, 8, 14, x, 35, 50� Find x. Answer: 23
Question base on program size and memory occupied. Find %age change when size of program is changed.
In Chennai, temperature at noon varies by (T^2)/6 + 12T + 12 where T is the time elapsed from noon. Find %age change in temperature between 3PM and 6PM
A 2D array is declared as A[9, 7], each element occupies 4 bytes. The array starts at the location 3000. Find the location of A[8, 5]
Three questions based on Venn diagram, related to Football, Tennis and Cricket players.
Recognize equation of a given curve.
What is the number of Vertices, Edges and Faces of a cube.
Question related to work and time.
Find the value of M(363, 5)+R(3.4)+T(7.8)-R(3.8) where M is modulus, R is round-off, T is truncate. Answer: 9
Question related to data transmission time.
Which are orthogonal pairs?
If A, B, C are the mechanisms used to reduce fuel consumption rate by 25%, 20% and 10% respectively. Find the total fuel economy if they were used individually.
Set of values for X, Y were given and asked to find the equation.
# represents double and $ represents change in sign. Find the value of some expression
Which is the power of 4? 1024, 4048. � Answer: 4048 (All options were divisible by 4 but only 4048 is a power of 4)
Question on flight takes off at some place given by the latitude and longitude at 1AM and lands on some other location after 13 hours. Find the time at destination.
A power unit is there by the bank of the river of 900 meters width. A cable is made from power unit to Power a plant opposite to that of the river and 3000mts away from the power unit. The cost of the cable below water is Rs.15/- per meter and cost of cable on the bank is Rs.5/- per meter. Find the length where the cable is to be cut. ANS: 2100m.
Find the singular matrix.
Which of the number series has highest standard deviation?
Match the following.

Some alphabet series were given and asked to find number of occurrences satisfying given condition.
Critical Reasoning.

8 questions were on one passage "7 politicians attending a party. They are seated in some way". 4 questions were on the passage "Red and Brown group in a community and conditions for their marriage". Almost all of those who answer at least one passage may be called for 2nd round.
Technical + HR Round

Out of 41 they asked 11 of us to remain for this round and others were told to come the next day. We were 8 from CSE, 2 from EEE and 1 from ISE. Others were from other branches including ISE. I was called after 6 students. Everyone was having tension but I used to tell them be free. When my name was called, I also got tensed.
I got in, Mr. Ramanujam, HR personnel, welcomed me. He was very friendly and so I got relaxed. The questions were like this.
How do you feel about the test?
I said " It is good. But I think you should make the aptitude test little hard". He said " See Mr. Narayan, now itself only 41 cleared the test. If we make the test still harder then only 10 may cross and we have to go back with 6 or 7. We can�t do this because ours is a big company and we have a large requirements. Any way good, good".
Tell me about you, your family.
What are your strength and weaknesses?
He explained me the problem I may encounter with my weakness.
So what steps are you taking to overcome that?
So you are the branch 3rd topper last year. Very good.
Which is your favorite subject?
What is the difference between Malloc and Calloc?
What are different types of DBMS?
Till then this question was asked to everyone. All said only two: Relational and Hierarchical. I said: "In the early days they were using Hierarchical and Network DBMS".
What about them now?
I answered "They are still used but nowadays, Relational, Object, and Object-Relational DBMS are widely used"
Very good. What are the stages in SE?
Where do you want to work?
If you get selected for TCS, what you want to be in next 5 years?
He said "OK Mr. Narayan, I think I have finished. No more interviews, you can come tomorrow 9AM and wait for the result.
The next day interview for other 30 students was taken. One of them didn�t had required %age in PU, so he was not called. I got my name announced at 2.30PM.

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