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hi friends,

tcs on campus recuitment was held in our college.total 220 students appeared 4 the exam.finally 68 students got selected.im sending u the latest tcs paper which i got.as usual, the paper comprised of 3 sections(no -ive marking ,no sectional cutoff):

I Verbal Reasoning(20 min) :10 antonyms, 10 synonyms, 2 sentence completion passages(each containing abt 5 que)

II Quantitative Aptitude(40 min):38 questions

III Logical Reasoning(30 min): 3 passages(4 que each)


Verbal Reasoning:

Dont rely on Barrons word list 4 this section.except 4 two-three words none came frm barrons.u need 2 practice more words frm books like norman lewis etc.most of the words were new 2 me. as 4 sentence completion 2 passages were given.each passage had fill in the blank questions.8-9 option sentences were given 4 these blanks.i dont remember those passages.one was like  dust in the office......destroy machines like fax,printers....some steps must b taken.....findings must b compiled in a report .......must b submitted 2 .......


Quantitative Aptitude:

this was the easiest & the most scoring of all sections.it was a piece of cake.all questions were repeated frm previous years papers.so practice them thoroughly.attempt all the questions since there was no -ive marking.i dont remember the exact sequence & the values given here may differ but the que were like:

1.a series given,insert missing no:8 9 10 12 _ 21 24 (sorry i dont remember the series exactly)

2. the largest prime no which can b stored in 7 bit register?


3.Find the value of @@+25-++@16, where @ denotes "square" and +
denotes "square root".

4.Find the result of the following expression if, M denotes modulus
operation, R denotes round-off, T denotes truncation: M(373,5)+R(3.4)+T(7.7)+R(5.8)(exact values may differ)

5.  find units:
(Momentum*Velocity)/(Acceleration * distance ) 

6.Select the odd one out. a. Java   b. Lisp   c. Smalltalk   d. Eiffel.


7.which of these is power of 3?

8.A, B and C are 8 bit no’s. They are as follows:

A             1             1             0             1             1             0              1             1

B             0             1             1             1             1             0              1             0

C             0             1             1             0             1             1              0             1

Find ( (A-B) u  C )=?

9.In which of the system, decimal number 384 is equal to 1234?

10. Number of faces, vertices and edges of a cube?


11 In a two-dimensional array, X(9,7),with each element occupying 4
bytes of memory, with the address of the first element X(1,1) is 3000,
find the address of X(8,5).


12. A power unit is there by the bank of the river of 750 meters width. A cable
is made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that of the river and
1500mts 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.12/- per meter. Find the total of
laying the cable.


13. The size of a program is N. And the memory occupied by the program is given
  by M = square root of 100N. If the size of the program is increased by 1% then
how much memory now occupied?


14. In Madras, temperature at noon varies according to -t^2/2 + 8t + 3, where t
is elapsed time. Find how much temperature more or less in 4pm to 9pm .


15.The size of the bucket is N kb. The bucket fills at the rate of 0.1 kb per
millisecond. A programmer sends a program to receiver. There it waits for 10
milliseconds. And response will be back to programmer in 20 milliseconds. How
much time the program takes to get a response back to the programmer, after it is sent?


16 If A, B and C are the mechanisms used separately to reduce the wastage of
fuel by 30%, 20% and 10%. What will be the fuel economy if they were used combined.


17.A Flght takes off at 2 A.M from northeast direction and travels for 11
hours to reach the destination which is in north westdirection. Given the
latitude and longitude of source and destination. Find the local time of destination when the flight reaches there?


18.Given the length of the 3 sides of a triangle. Find the one that is


19. Find the singularity matrix from a given set of matrices


20. Which of the following set of numbers has the highest Standard






21. In the word ----------(dont remember the word),if the first and second, third and forth, forth and fifth, fifth and sixth words are interchanged up to the last letter, what
would be the ....th letter from right?


22.Match the following:

a. ------     -> atype of

b.........     ->  a superset of

c. .....         -> A part of

d.......         -> Not a


23.A & B do a work in _ days  & _ days alone respectively.if A,B,C do work together in _ days find out in how many days C alone completes the work?


24.select the odd one out: some database applications given among which one was not a database app.


25. Coding -decoding:if ........... is written as........... how is........ written as?


26. G(0)=-1, G(1)=1, G(N)=G(N-1) + G(N-2),  G(5)= ?


27.A graph given.which of the equations given satisfy it?

2-3que based on venn diagram consisting of people speaking 3 languages.

2-3 que based on data interpretation :a bar chart given on population statistics.by mistake they repeated 2 consecutive que as they were!

try 2 do as much que as u can bcoz u can make up 4 the loss of que in lr & verbal.dont cram answer 4 any que  bcoz they may change the values.


Logical Reasoning:

3 passages were given each comprising of 4 que.try 2 do atleast 1 que correctly instead of going 4 guesswork.2 of them were frm barrons.

1. A group of ministers and prime minister sitting .The position of Ministers from

the Prime minister based on their ranks. A group of statements to identify their
positions and portfolios. Questions based on them.

2.republican & democrats names given.some r defense expert,economist......que based on a committee 2  b formed on given conditions.

3.another passage which i dont remmebe  

soon the results were announced & i got thru.interviews were scheduled 4 the next day.


Technical interview:

it was more like a hr interview.a panel consisting of a lady & a gentleman took my interview.i entered wit a smile & wished them good evening.

man: so u  live in....

i: yes sir

man: how hav u come here?

i: by bus,sir,the local city bus

lady: u dont come by college bus

i: no mam

man: do u like urcollege?

i: yes sir,i think it has all the state of art facilities.

man: u mean its the best in the world!

i: not the best but its good enough.

man: u play kabbadi(i mentioned it as an extracurricular activity in my cv)

i: yes sir

man: hav u got physique required 4 it?

i: yes sir

man: (he wrote a 2x2 matrix)wot is its value?

i: its determinant is 0.

man tell me value of matrix.

i: a matrix has no value.

man: good

(they asked me abt my fav subjects back in school times.i answered th8 maths was my fav subject they asked basic questions on  trigonometry.i answered all of them.) (next they asked que related 2 operating system :wot is an os?wot r its services?wot role does it play wen u turn on the power supply? a few que realted 2 my project.i answered most of them satisfactorily) soon the results were announced & i qualified 4 the hr interview.was required 2 fill a form.


HR interview:

my hr & mr interview were taken simultaneously. i waited for a long time but my name wasnt announced.finally,after waiting for 5 hrs,they called me at 11:45 pm. i was the last candidate 2 b interviewed!there were 2 interviewers again but this time there was a lady in her 30's & the most seniors of all panel members: a person well in his late 50's.again i entered wit a smile & they 2 smiled.i wished  them both a very  good evening.

man: how was urtech interview?

i: very nice,sir

lady: describe ureducational & family background.

i: i did my scoolimg frm ...... secured......come frm a middle class family blah blah blah

man: why shud v hire u?

i: sir,i hav got within me wot it takes 2 b a TCSer.i hav perseverance,commitment 2 work hard.possess quick learning ability.given an opportunity 2 work in tcs i'll put up my blood & sweat 2 work 4 the betterment of the company.

lady: mention urstrenghts & weakness

i: as i told,my strengths r perseverance:i never give up,wen i hav set up my eyes on a goal i can take up all pains 2 achieve it,i hav committment 2wards my work .my weakness is th8 im an emotional person.

lady: but being emotional is a good quality.

i: yes but i sometimes overdo it.for  instance,i sumtimes offer a beggar some money & realise later th8 he doesnt deserve it,he shud hav worked 4 it.

lady: which websites do u visit?(i mentioned surfing as 1 of my hobby)

i: i mostly visit websites 4  the sake of collecting any sort of info.these include google,wikipedia. i also surf some sites related 2 games.

lady: wot is the special feature of wiki which other online dictionaries dont offer?

i: u can actually edit the info on wiki & submit uropinion abt any topic.ur article 'll b read by the proof readers & if found correct 'll b uploaded.

lady: do u know  abt service agreement which u'll hav  2 sign if u got selected?

i: (told her th8 i know)

lady: r u ready 2 work anywhere in the country?

i: yes i love 2 go places.

lady: what'll u do if u r rejected?

i: 'll c the areas where i lagged,replan my strategies & bounce back.

man: which companies 'll u appear 4 ?

i: if the requirements of the companies meet my capabilities i'll appear 4 such companies.

lady: wot'll b urreaction wen u got selected?

i :i shall b very happy.will inform my parents they 2 will b happy & will give me their blessings 2 succeed even more in life.

man: u r the last candidate 2 get interviewed,urthoughts on it?

i: sir,i'll put it up in a single sentence "reward awaits 4 the 1 who waits"

(this brought a millon $ smile on both persons faces.)

lady: u hav been waiting 4 urinterviews since this morning,wot were the thoughts goin on inside urmind?

i: no pains no gains

lady: (she smiled even more on this quick witted answer)ok u may go.


after a few minutes results were annnounced & i was finally selected! i think the biggest reason 4 my successs was my positive attitude & my infectious smile.i was smiling most of the time during my interview

All the best!