Tesco Interview Experience
HI friends this is Srinivas. I have been selected for TESCO HSC (TESCO Hindustan Service Center), in off-campus conducted in Hyderabad.
1) Written. three sections:
1-verbal 20 Qs 20 minutes
2-Reasoning 30Qs 35 Minutes
3-Analytical Ability 20 Qs 20 minutes
Written: The written pattern was the same as the age old Meri Trac paper
First 5 Qs were on prepositions
second 5 Qs on articles
these two sections were very easy, simple basic grammar.
The next 10 Qs were based on two Paragraphs. They were a bit tough
in this 10 Qs were like
some eligibility criteria is given for admission into a college, 5 t 6 conditions
(i) through (vi)
and some options were given like
if conditoin i is not satisfied then refer to chairman
if condition ii is not satisfied then refer to the pricipal
if all are satisfies then take the admission. ....like wise
and now 5 Qs were asked based on this data. I'll just give the overview of the example question
For the admission into a college the following criteria are required..
i) aggregate of 70% in the qualifying course.
ii) age between 21 and 28
iii) maths as the prerequisite.
iv).............so on six conditions
a- if all conditions are satisfied then give the admission
b- if condition two is not satisfied refer to the chairman
c- if condition x is nor satisfies then refer to the principal
.......so on five conditions
Q) Mr A has an aggregate of 60% and born on 27th aug 1988 with Maths as his specialization in his course......................
then he must be
likewise five Qs on this data and another five Qs on similar model but based on different data.. and some Qs were on blood relations like
A+B means A is brother of B
A-B means A is father of B
A*B means A is mother of B (NOT exact but same model)
then what is A*B-C
likewise 5 Qs and 10 Qs are like in a system $ represents 1 ans @ represents 0 all the other number greater than 1 are represented by the combination of $ and @ only then
Q) how do u represent 172
first 5 Qs were easy like
A if first and second are alilke
B if first and third are alike
c if all the three are alike
D if all are different
Q)99282048209 99282044209 99282048209
Q)89172981.12830912 89172981.12830912 819172981.128830912
then 5 to 7 Qs were on BODMAS rule like
-what is the value of 2/3+6/3-7*8-9 three to four Qs of this type
and more three were like
-which one gives the same results as 9/8+5*4/2+5
a)4+6/3*8/9 b)8/9+4*3/4-8.......... these were a time consuming most of the options were option D
the remaining Qs were like
* means +, / means *, + means -,- means / now some expression was and some options were given
This was all about the Q paper there was sectional cutoff the paper was easy but the time plays very crucial role. crack the question within the given time and U are through the test.
Me (M): Excuse me sir
Interviewer (I): Yes please.. so you are srinivas ..
M: Yes sir (with a smile)
I: I am so and so ....offered a shake hand ...don't forger give a firm shake hand
I: So u are from?
M: I told were I hail from and my college.
I: So u have nice percentages and why were u not placed till now.
M: Sir I was poor in my communication skills and i cant make out into any organization till now.
I: but your communication is good enough
M: Sir I was even unaware about the aptitude test that it plays a crucial role in the recruitment process and I was not ready with that and I could not clear most of my written rounds.
I: have u done any projects
M: I gave the overview of my B.Tech. project for about 1 and half minute.
I: ok.....So you are from ECE so which is your favourite subject
M: Digital Electronics (i learnt from the candidates that there was no certain area for asking the Qs but all were fundas of the concepts)
I: So can U differences between a diode, capacitor, resistor and inductor
M: gave the answer.
I: Why do U want to join TESCO
M: I gave the answer like Sir I was very impressed by the name itself ..........
I: (breaking my flow): what's there in the name its simply TESCO
M: YES sir but i am very much impressed by the name and told about the origin of the name.. ((he was happy))
I: do know TESCO before?
I: Mr srinivas can go with some puzzles (OOps this really puzzled me..)
M: Sure sir
I: IF i give the i/ps (x-a),(x-b),(x-c)........(x-z) to a multiplier what is the o/p;
M: After thinking for a while I told the answer as zero (since in the middle we get (x-x) which is zero and the whole product is zero.
I: ok.. i'll have one more ..are U comfortable
M: yes sir
I: can you make 16 using only three 4s
M: (I was a bit fumbled by that Q) but i got the answer in my second attempt it was sqrt(4)*sqrt(4)*4.. you can have some different answers also..
I: Good why TESCO should hire U
M: gave the reply.
I: Ok Srinivas let me not waste much time pls wait outside I'll pass the comments
M: Thank U sir..
After one minute I was asked to wait for the Hr round. There were two members in the panel one was firing the Qs and the other was observing me
M: Excuse me sir ..May I come in.wished them
I: YES please be seated
M: thank you sir
I: Do u remember our names
M: Yes sir and gave their names...they were pleased
I: I think u wore a tie where is it?
M: (actually i was wearing a tie while in the GD and these were the persons moderating the GD for us.) Sir i was feeling incomfortable with it and this is a new shirt and the collar is a little hard so I removed it.
I: why do u think you were selected in the GD round.
M: gave the answer
I: U are from B.Tech. so have u done your project.
M: Yes sir and told about my project for 1 to 2 minutes
I: mmmm.. I didn't get even a single point from that
M: (with a smile) Can I go once again with an example sir...
I: ok go on..
M: thank u sir and i explained with an example
(this time it was OK)
I: have u heard about the Telangana issue...
M: Yes sir its a burning problem in AP now
I: what is the problem actually
M: told three reasons for that..
I: which language are u good at?
M: (took the Q for programming language) I feel comfortable with C sir
I: Do u feel comfortable or can u?
M: I can do well in that sir.
I: Tell me your four strengths.
I: Tell me an example to show that U learned something very Quickly. just give me an example
M: gave the example
I: If I were to select you I would advice you to brush up your C and SQL concepts.
M: sure sir.. I'll work for that
I: Do u have any offers in hand?
M: No sir, i don't have any.
I: So I am done with my side( he hinted the other person to ask Qs if any)
Now the other interviewer
I: How u are feeling MR. srinivas
M; feeling good sir
I: do you have any Qs for us
M: yes and I asked about the specialization (platform) of the job.
(its a good thing to ask a question or two in that situation and that shows our interest towards the job and the organization)
I: he replied for a minute.
M: thank you sir.
I: Yes Mr srinivas Thank for being with us
M: thank you very much sir..