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Hi friends, I am RAHUL PATI from SILICON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Bhubaneshwar. I am from ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS branch. TCS conducted a recruitment drive in our campus on 25-26th March 2008 and recruited 145 students. Now I am a TCS-ian!!!


On 25th we had a pre-placement talk. The TCS officials gave a presentation and told us about their company and services. Listen to this talk carefully. I might help you in the interview.


We had an online test. The instructions will be given by the TCS officials. Listen VERY CAREFULLY to the instructions. A silly mistake will prove very costly.
1. Open the internet explorer and type the address, given by TCS official, in the address bar.
2. The site opens and asks you login id and password. Those will also be provided to you.
3. Once you login, you might get a page ‘SAMPLE TEST’. Ignore it and click ‘GO TO MAIN TEST’ on that same page. Now your test starts.
4. The test has 3 sections of 20 mins, 30 mins and 40 mins. Test starts with section 1.
5. On the right top corner you will have a timer counting down and links to ques of that section. From the timer you can see the time left for that section and through the ques links you can move to any ques within that section only.
6. The ques links have 3 color codes- RED – NOT VISITED
7. There will be two buttons at the bottom of the page- EXIT and SUBMIT
8. After answering a ques click the SUBMIT button to register your answer. You can always come back and change it within the stipulated time.
9. EXIT button takes you out of the section. So click it ONLY after you have attempted all ques of a section.
10. After you finish all 3 sections CLICK EXIT. DON’T close the main window WITHOUT clicking EXIT!


The test is divided into 3 sections. There is NO negative marking and NO sectional cut off.
1. Verbal ability-
This has 26 ques (10 synonym 10 antonym and 2 passages). Time limit is 20 minutes. Go through the following synonyms and antonyms

1. Physiognomy        the practice of trying to judge character and mental qualities by observation of bodily, esp. facial, features
2. Repudiate          disinherit, banish, renounce; discard, oust.
3. Mitigate            alleviate, reduce, diminish, lessen, weaken, attenuate
4. Inundate           overwhelm, overpower, overburden, overflow, overrun
5. Bilk                 cheat, defraud, exploit, fleece, deceive, trick
6. Nettle              irritates, provoke, try someone's patience, annoy, incense
7. Impugn            question, dispute, query, berate, criticize, denounce, censure
8. Mulch              fertilize, fertilizer
9. Tenacity           firmness, fastness, tightness, strength, force, forcefulness, power.
10. Sobriety           soberness, seriousness, solemnest, solemnity, thoughtfulness, gravity,  graveness, earnestness, calmness,
11. Misanthrope       a person who hates or distrusts all people
12. Waif               stray, foundling, orphan.
13. Hamper            obstruct, impede, hold back, inhibit, retard, slow down
14. Retrograde        worsening, deteriorating, declining
15 Despondent        hopeless, downcast, cast down, down, low, disheartened
16. Debacle            downfall, collapse
17. Tarry              delay, dawdle, dally, wait; linger loiter.
18. Incontinent.       unrestrained, unbridled, unchecked, uncurbed, ungoverned,
19. Nebulous           shapeless, unformed, amorphous, shadowy, dim, indistinct
20. Paradox            mystery, enigma, ambiguity; puzzle
21. Hidebound         narrow-minded, narrow, intolerant, conventional
22. Lacklustre         bland, insipid, vapid, dull, flat, dry, prosaic
23. Moribund          near death, near the end, breathing one's last, fading fast


WHIMSICAL:          unusual and not serious in a way that is either amusing or annoying.
CENSURE:             criticism
OPTIMUM:             the best possible
MISAPPREHENSION:  wrong idea bout sth
CANDID:               frank, saying wat u feel openly, not hiding ones thought
TERSE:                 using few words and often not seeming polite or friendly