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TCS Offcampus Recruitment Consists of written test and three rounds of interview to recruit freshers. The first round is written test (1hr 30 Mins), second rounf Technical Interview, Managerial Interview, and HR Interview.

Test pattern:

Duration for test: 10 min + 80 min = 90 min.

You have to write an email using the given clues in around 70 words. You have to type the email in the space given. The most important thing is you have to use all the phrases given without missing even single one.

After the email writing, you have to take an aptitude test of 30 questions in 80 minutes.

Syllabus for written test:

According to the model questions given in the TCS recruitment portal https://nextstep.tcs.com we can assume the following chapters are very important. There is no verbal part in TCS aptitude test except for email writing. 1/3rd negative marking will be there.

Important topics:

Number system, Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Time speed Distance, Areas and Mensuration, Averages, Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Plane geometry, Seating Arrangements, Sets, Progressions.

Interview process:

There is no hard and fast rule that you may be asked only Technical questions in technical interview. or HR questions in HR interview. You have to prepare well before for all the types of interviews.

For technical interview, you have to focus on C, DBMS and JAVA. It is important you have to be through with at least a couple of your core subjects.

For HR interview you have to study all the questions given in www.campusgate.co.in along with their suggested answers.

1. In how many ways a team of 11 must be selected from 5 men and 11 women such that the team must comprise of not more than 3 men?

a. 1565

b. 1243

c. 2256

d. 2456

Ans: C

Explanation;

The team may consist of 0 men + 11 women, 1 men + 10 women, 2 men + 9 women, or 3 men + 8 women.

So Number of ways are = 11C11+5C1×11C10+5C2×11C9+11C11+5C1×11C10+5C2×11C9+5C3×11C85C3×11C8 = 2256

2. Given that 0 < a < b < c < d, which of the following the largest ?

a.(c+d) / (a+b)

b.(a+d) / (b+c)

c.(b+c) / (a+d)

d.(b+d) / (a+c)

Ans: A

Explanation: Take a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, d = 4. option A is clearly true.

3. Eesha bought 18 sharpeners for Rs.100. She paid 1 rupee more for each white sharpener than for each brown sharpener. What is the price of a white sharpener and how many white sharpener did she buy ?

a. Rs.5, 10

b. Rs.6, 10

c. Rs.5, 8

d. Rs.6, 8

Ans: B

Explanation: Just check the options. If she bought 10 white sharpeners at Rs.6 per piece, She has spent Rs.60 already. And with the remaining Rs.40, she bought 8 brown sharpeners at 40/8 = Rs.5 which is Rs.1 less than White sharpener.

4. Four people each roll a four die once. Find the probability that at least two people will roll the same number ?

a. 5/18

b. 13/18

c. None of the given choices

d. 1295/1296

Ans: B

Explanation:

The number of ways of rolling a dice where no two numbers probability that no one rolls the same number = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3

Now total possibilities of rolling a dice = 6464

The probability that a no one gets the same number = 6×5×4×364=5186×5×4×364=518

So the probability that at least two people gets same number = 1−518=13181−518=1318

5. Jake can dig a well in 16 days. Paul can dig the same well in 24 days. Jake, Paul and Hari together dig the well in 8 days. Hari alone can dig the well in

a. 96 days

b. 48 days

c. 32 days

d. 24 days

Ans:

Explanation: Simple one. Let the total work to be done is 48 meters. Now Jake can dig 3 mts, Paul can dig 2 mts a day. Now all of them combined dug in 8 days so per day they dug 48/8 = 6 mts. So Of these 8 mts, Hari capacity is 1 mt.

So he takes 48 /1 = 48 days to complete the digging job.

6. Eesha bought 18 sharpeners for Rs.100. She paid 1 rupee more for each white sharpener than for each brown sharpener. What is the price of a white sharpener and how many white sharpener did she buy ?

a. Rs.5, 10

b. Rs.6, 10

c. Rs.5, 8

d. Rs.6, 8

Ans:

Explanation: This question can be solved easily by going through options.

A. White sharpener total cost: Rs.5 x 10 = Rs.50. Brown sharpeners cost = Rs.4 x 8 = 32. Total cost is only Rs.82. Wrong option.

B. White sharpener total cost: Rs.6 x 10 = Rs.60. Brown sharpeners cost = Rs.5 x 8 = 40. Total cost is Rs.100. Correct option.

7. The sum of the digits of a three digit number is 17, and the sum of the squares of its digits is 109. If we subtract 495 from the number, we shall get a number consisting of the same digits written in the reverse order. Find the number.

a. 773

b. 683

c. 944

d. 863

Ans: D

Explanation: Check options. Sum of the squares should be equal to 109. Only Options B and D satisfying. When we subtract 495, only 863 becomes 368.

8. Mark told John "If you give me half your money I will have Rs.75. John said, "if you give me one third of your money, I will have Rs.75/- How much money did John have ?

a. 45

b. 60

c. 48

d. 37.5

Ans: B

Explanation: Let the money with Mark and John are M and J respectively.

Now

M + J/2 = 75

M/3 + J = 75

Solving we get M = 45, and J = 60.

9. Eesha has a wheat business. She purchases wheat from a local wholesaler of a particular cost per pound. The price of the wheat of her stores is $3 per kg. Her faulty spring balance reads 0.9 kg for a KG. Also in the festival season, she gives a 10% discount on the wheat. She found that she made neither a profit nor a loss in the festival season. At what price did Eesha purchase the wheat from the wholesaler ?

a. 3

b. 2.5

c. 2.43

d. 2.7

Ans: C

Explanation: Faulty spring balance reads 0.9 kg for a kg" means that she sells 1 kg for the price of 0.9 kgs, so she looses 10% of the price because of the faulty spring balance. She looses another 10% because of the discount.

So, she actually sells 1 kg for $3×0.9×0.9=$2.43$3×0.9×0.9=$2.43 and since at that price she made neither a profit nor a loss, then Eesha purchase the wheat from the wholesaler for $2.43.

10. Raj goes to market to buy oranges. If he can bargain and reduce the price per orange by Rs.2, he can buy 30 oranges instead of 20 oranges with the money he has. How much money does he have ?

a. Rs.100

b. Rs.50

c. Rs.150

d. Rs.120

Ans: D

Explanation: Let the money with Raj is M. So M20−M30=2M20−M30=2. Check options. Option D satisfies.

11. A city in the US has a basketball league with three basketball teams, the Aziecs, the Braves and the Celtics. A sports writer notices that the tallest player of the Aziecs is shorter than the shortest player of the Braves. The shortest of the Celtics is shorter than the shortest of the Aziecs, while the tallest of the Braves is shorter than the tallest of the Celtics. The tallest of the Braves is taller than the tallest of the Aziecs.

Which of the following can be judged with certainty ?

X) Paul, a Brave is taller than David, an Aziec

Y) David, a Celtic, is shorter than Edward, an Aziec

a. Both X and Y

b. X only

c. Y only

d. Neither X nor Y

Ans: B

Sol: We solve this problem by taking numbers. Let the shortest of Braves is 4 feet. Then tallest of Aziecs is less than 4. So let it be 3 feet.

A -> 2 - 3

B -> 4 - 6

C -> 1 - 7

From the above we can safely conclude X is correct. but Y cannot be determined.

12. There are 3 classes having 20, 24 and 30 students respectively having average marks in

an examination as 20,25 and 30 respectively. The three classes are represented by A, B and C and you have the following information about the three classes.

a. In class A highest score is 22 and lowest score is 18

b. In class B highest score is 31 and lowest score is 23

c. In class C highest score is 33 and lowest score is 26.

13. The value of a scooter depreciates in such a way that its value of the end of each year is 3/4 of its value of the beginning of the same year. If the initial value of the scooter is Rs.40,000, what is the value at the end of 3 years ?

a. Rs.13435

b. Rs.23125

c. Rs.19000

d. Rs.16875

Ans: D

Explanation: 40,000(34)3=1687540,000(34)3=16875

14. Rajiv can do a piece of work in 10 days , Venky in 12 days and Ravi in 15 days. They all start the work together, but Rajiv leaves after 2 days and Venky leaves 3 days before the work is completed. In how many days is the work completed ?

a. 5

b. 6

c. 9

d. 7

Ans: D

Explanation: Let the work be 60 units. If venky leave 3 days before the work, Last 3 days must be worked by Ravi. So the remaining days of work be x days, total days to complete the work be x + 3 days.

Now Capacities of Rajiv is 60/10 = 6, Venky is 5, Ravi is 4.

(6 + 5 + 4) 2 + (5 + 4) (x – 3) + 4 x 3 = 60.

30 + 9x – 27 + 12 = 60

9x – 15 =30

9x = 45

x = 5

So total days to complete the work = 2 + 5 = 7 days.

15. A man has a job, which requires him to work 8 straight days and rest on the ninth day. If he started work on Monday, find the day of the week on which he gets his 12th rest day.

a. Thursday

b. Wednesday

c. Tuesday

d. Friday

Ans: B

Explanation:

He works for 8 days and takes rest on the 9th day. So On the 12th rest day, there are 9 x 12 = 108 days passed. Number of odd days = (108 - 1) / 7 = 107 / 7 = 2. So the 12th rest day is wednesday.

16. On a 26 question test, five points were deducted for each wrong answer and eight points were added for each correct answer. If all the questions were answered, how many were correct, if the score was zero ?

a. 10

b. 12

c. 11

d. 13

Ans: A

Explanation:

Take options and check. If 10 are correct, his score is 10 x 8 = 80. But 16 are wrong. So total negative marking is 16 x 5 = 80. So final score is zero.

17. If five students are transferred from A to B, what can be said about the average score of A; and what will happen to the average score of C in a transfer of 5 students from B to C ?

a. definite decrease in both cases

b. can't be determined in both cases

c. definite increase in both cases

d. will remain constant in both cases

Ans: B

Explanation:

Class A average is 20. And their range is 18 to 22

Class B average is 25. And their range is 23 to 31

Class A average is 30. And their range is 26 to 33

If 5 students transferred from A to B, A's average cannot be determined but B's average comes down as the highest score of A is less than lowest score of B.

If 5 students transferred from B to C, C's average cannot be determined the B's range fo marks and C's range of marks are overlapping.

2. Technical interview:

In the provided date I reached that office. The buildings and systems are really nice. About 60-80 HRs were there and 30-33 cabins are also there. In each cabin there was 2-3 HRs.

When they call you enters the room and don't sit until they call you to sit.

My questions were.,

1. Tell me about yourself.

2. Why electrical engineering?

3. Why TCS?

4. Tell me about your project.

5. What is the special course you have done in 4 years? (as I mentioned I done PLC programming)

6. Do you know C, Java programming? ( I know the only C)

7. What is Array? Pointer? String?

8. Tell me what is circuit breaker? relay? (as I am from EE background)

9. Do you know guitar? ( I mentioned in CV)

10. What is your favorite subject and why?

I told all of these and then they told me go and sit outside if you selected I will call you. If you crossed this two round then you are too close to get this job.

3. Personal interview:

Here they check your result and other details.

TCS Offcampus Recruitment Consists of written test and three rounds of interview to recruit freshers. The first round is written test (1hr 30 Mins), second rounf Technical Interview, Managerial Interview, and HR Interview.

Test pattern:

Duration for test: 10 min + 80 min = 90 min.

You have to write an email using the given clues in around 70 words. You have to type the email in the space given. The most important thing is you have to use all the phrases given without missing even single one.

After the email writing, you have to take an aptitude test of 30 questions in 80 minutes.

Syllabus for written test:

According to the model questions given in the TCS recruitment portal https://nextstep.tcs.com we can assume the following chapters are very important. There is no verbal part in TCS aptitude test except for email writing. 1/3rd negative marking will be there.

Important topics:

Number system, Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Time speed Distance, Areas and Mensuration, Averages, Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Plane geometry, Seating Arrangements, Sets, Progressions.

Interview process:

There is no hard and fast rule that you may be asked only Technical questions in technical interview. or HR questions in HR interview. You have to prepare well before for all the types of interviews.

For technical interview, you have to focus on C, DBMS and JAVA. It is important you have to be through with at least a couple of your core subjects.

For HR interview you have to study all the questions given in www.campusgate.co.in along with their suggested answers.

1. In how many ways a team of 11 must be selected from 5 men and 11 women such that the team must comprise of not more than 3 men?

a. 1565

b. 1243

c. 2256

d. 2456

Ans: C

Explanation;

The team may consist of 0 men + 11 women, 1 men + 10 women, 2 men + 9 women, or 3 men + 8 women.

So Number of ways are = 11C11+5C1×11C10+5C2×11C9+11C11+5C1×11C10+5C2×11C9+5C3×11C85C3×11C8 = 2256

2. Given that 0 < a < b < c < d, which of the following the largest ?

a.(c+d) / (a+b)

b.(a+d) / (b+c)

c.(b+c) / (a+d)

d.(b+d) / (a+c)

Ans: A

Explanation: Take a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, d = 4. option A is clearly true.

3. Eesha bought 18 sharpeners for Rs.100. She paid 1 rupee more for each white sharpener than for each brown sharpener. What is the price of a white sharpener and how many white sharpener did she buy ?

a. Rs.5, 10

b. Rs.6, 10

c. Rs.5, 8

d. Rs.6, 8

Ans: B

Explanation: Just check the options. If she bought 10 white sharpeners at Rs.6 per piece, She has spent Rs.60 already. And with the remaining Rs.40, she bought 8 brown sharpeners at 40/8 = Rs.5 which is Rs.1 less than White sharpener.

4. Four people each roll a four die once. Find the probability that at least two people will roll the same number ?

a. 5/18

b. 13/18

c. None of the given choices

d. 1295/1296

Ans: B

Explanation:

The number of ways of rolling a dice where no two numbers probability that no one rolls the same number = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3

Now total possibilities of rolling a dice = 6464

The probability that a no one gets the same number = 6×5×4×364=5186×5×4×364=518

So the probability that at least two people gets same number = 1−518=13181−518=1318

5. Jake can dig a well in 16 days. Paul can dig the same well in 24 days. Jake, Paul and Hari together dig the well in 8 days. Hari alone can dig the well in

a. 96 days

b. 48 days

c. 32 days

d. 24 days

Ans:

Explanation: Simple one. Let the total work to be done is 48 meters. Now Jake can dig 3 mts, Paul can dig 2 mts a day. Now all of them combined dug in 8 days so per day they dug 48/8 = 6 mts. So Of these 8 mts, Hari capacity is 1 mt.

So he takes 48 /1 = 48 days to complete the digging job.

6. Eesha bought 18 sharpeners for Rs.100. She paid 1 rupee more for each white sharpener than for each brown sharpener. What is the price of a white sharpener and how many white sharpener did she buy ?

a. Rs.5, 10

b. Rs.6, 10

c. Rs.5, 8

d. Rs.6, 8

Ans:

Explanation: This question can be solved easily by going through options.

A. White sharpener total cost: Rs.5 x 10 = Rs.50. Brown sharpeners cost = Rs.4 x 8 = 32. Total cost is only Rs.82. Wrong option.

B. White sharpener total cost: Rs.6 x 10 = Rs.60. Brown sharpeners cost = Rs.5 x 8 = 40. Total cost is Rs.100. Correct option.

7. The sum of the digits of a three digit number is 17, and the sum of the squares of its digits is 109. If we subtract 495 from the number, we shall get a number consisting of the same digits written in the reverse order. Find the number.

a. 773

b. 683

c. 944

d. 863

Ans: D

Explanation: Check options. Sum of the squares should be equal to 109. Only Options B and D satisfying. When we subtract 495, only 863 becomes 368.

8. Mark told John "If you give me half your money I will have Rs.75. John said, "if you give me one third of your money, I will have Rs.75/- How much money did John have ?

a. 45

b. 60

c. 48

d. 37.5

Ans: B

Explanation: Let the money with Mark and John are M and J respectively.

Now

M + J/2 = 75

M/3 + J = 75

Solving we get M = 45, and J = 60.

9. Eesha has a wheat business. She purchases wheat from a local wholesaler of a particular cost per pound. The price of the wheat of her stores is $3 per kg. Her faulty spring balance reads 0.9 kg for a KG. Also in the festival season, she gives a 10% discount on the wheat. She found that she made neither a profit nor a loss in the festival season. At what price did Eesha purchase the wheat from the wholesaler ?

a. 3

b. 2.5

c. 2.43

d. 2.7

Ans: C

Explanation: Faulty spring balance reads 0.9 kg for a kg" means that she sells 1 kg for the price of 0.9 kgs, so she looses 10% of the price because of the faulty spring balance. She looses another 10% because of the discount.

So, she actually sells 1 kg for $3×0.9×0.9=$2.43$3×0.9×0.9=$2.43 and since at that price she made neither a profit nor a loss, then Eesha purchase the wheat from the wholesaler for $2.43.

10. Raj goes to market to buy oranges. If he can bargain and reduce the price per orange by Rs.2, he can buy 30 oranges instead of 20 oranges with the money he has. How much money does he have ?

a. Rs.100

b. Rs.50

c. Rs.150

d. Rs.120

Ans: D

Explanation: Let the money with Raj is M. So M20−M30=2M20−M30=2. Check options. Option D satisfies.

11. A city in the US has a basketball league with three basketball teams, the Aziecs, the Braves and the Celtics. A sports writer notices that the tallest player of the Aziecs is shorter than the shortest player of the Braves. The shortest of the Celtics is shorter than the shortest of the Aziecs, while the tallest of the Braves is shorter than the tallest of the Celtics. The tallest of the Braves is taller than the tallest of the Aziecs.

Which of the following can be judged with certainty ?

X) Paul, a Brave is taller than David, an Aziec

Y) David, a Celtic, is shorter than Edward, an Aziec

a. Both X and Y

b. X only

c. Y only

d. Neither X nor Y

Ans: B

Sol: We solve this problem by taking numbers. Let the shortest of Braves is 4 feet. Then tallest of Aziecs is less than 4. So let it be 3 feet.

A -> 2 - 3

B -> 4 - 6

C -> 1 - 7

From the above we can safely conclude X is correct. but Y cannot be determined.

12. There are 3 classes having 20, 24 and 30 students respectively having average marks in

an examination as 20,25 and 30 respectively. The three classes are represented by A, B and C and you have the following information about the three classes.

a. In class A highest score is 22 and lowest score is 18

b. In class B highest score is 31 and lowest score is 23

c. In class C highest score is 33 and lowest score is 26.

13. The value of a scooter depreciates in such a way that its value of the end of each year is 3/4 of its value of the beginning of the same year. If the initial value of the scooter is Rs.40,000, what is the value at the end of 3 years ?

a. Rs.13435

b. Rs.23125

c. Rs.19000

d. Rs.16875

Ans: D

Explanation: 40,000(34)3=1687540,000(34)3=16875

14. Rajiv can do a piece of work in 10 days , Venky in 12 days and Ravi in 15 days. They all start the work together, but Rajiv leaves after 2 days and Venky leaves 3 days before the work is completed. In how many days is the work completed ?

a. 5

b. 6

c. 9

d. 7

Ans: D

Explanation: Let the work be 60 units. If venky leave 3 days before the work, Last 3 days must be worked by Ravi. So the remaining days of work be x days, total days to complete the work be x + 3 days.

Now Capacities of Rajiv is 60/10 = 6, Venky is 5, Ravi is 4.

(6 + 5 + 4) 2 + (5 + 4) (x – 3) + 4 x 3 = 60.

30 + 9x – 27 + 12 = 60

9x – 15 =30

9x = 45

x = 5

So total days to complete the work = 2 + 5 = 7 days.

15. A man has a job, which requires him to work 8 straight days and rest on the ninth day. If he started work on Monday, find the day of the week on which he gets his 12th rest day.

a. Thursday

b. Wednesday

c. Tuesday

d. Friday

Ans: B

Explanation:

He works for 8 days and takes rest on the 9th day. So On the 12th rest day, there are 9 x 12 = 108 days passed. Number of odd days = (108 - 1) / 7 = 107 / 7 = 2. So the 12th rest day is wednesday.

16. On a 26 question test, five points were deducted for each wrong answer and eight points were added for each correct answer. If all the questions were answered, how many were correct, if the score was zero ?

a. 10

b. 12

c. 11

d. 13

Ans: A

Explanation:

Take options and check. If 10 are correct, his score is 10 x 8 = 80. But 16 are wrong. So total negative marking is 16 x 5 = 80. So final score is zero.

17. If five students are transferred from A to B, what can be said about the average score of A; and what will happen to the average score of C in a transfer of 5 students from B to C ?

a. definite decrease in both cases

b. can't be determined in both cases

c. definite increase in both cases

d. will remain constant in both cases

Ans: B

Explanation:

Class A average is 20. And their range is 18 to 22

Class B average is 25. And their range is 23 to 31

Class A average is 30. And their range is 26 to 33

If 5 students transferred from A to B, A's average cannot be determined but B's average comes down as the highest score of A is less than lowest score of B.

If 5 students transferred from B to C, C's average cannot be determined the B's range fo marks and C's range of marks are overlapping.

2. Technical interview:

In the provided date I reached that office. The buildings and systems are really nice. About 60-80 HRs were there and 30-33 cabins are also there. In each cabin there was 2-3 HRs.

When they call you enters the room and don't sit until they call you to sit.

My questions were.,

1. Tell me about yourself.

2. Why electrical engineering?

3. Why TCS?

4. Tell me about your project.

5. What is the special course you have done in 4 years? (as I mentioned I done PLC programming)

6. Do you know C, Java programming? ( I know the only C)

7. What is Array? Pointer? String?

8. Tell me what is circuit breaker? relay? (as I am from EE background)

9. Do you know guitar? ( I mentioned in CV)

10. What is your favorite subject and why?

I told all of these and then they told me go and sit outside if you selected I will call you. If you crossed this two round then you are too close to get this job.

3. Personal interview:

Here they check your result and other details.

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