• Name: M.K. Satish Chowdary
  • College: G. Pulla Reddy Engineering College Kurnool
  • Branch: Information and Technology
  • Type of interview: Off Campus Interview

Student Interview

When the TCS placements started, our college placement officer shared a link to apply for the job through nextstep.tcs.com. From this link, I received my hall ticket for test and the application form on 17 January.

The date assigned to me for my online test was 31st January at Sreyas Engineering and Technology College, Hyderabad. I started my preparation for the exam as soon as I received my exam details. I also started looking for previous questions to get an idea how to get selected for the exam. After a while, I came across PrepInsta Facebook page. I immediately sent them a message on Facebook and requested them to share TCS recent aptitude and programming questions. They quickly shared a document file with me containing 285 questions asked by TCS in their selection process. I started preparing for the written test only from the provided PrepInsta document.

The first round of TCS was made up of four sections. The first one among them was verbal ability, followed by the aptitude test, programming concepts, and quantitative.

Round 1: Written Round

  • Verbal Ability Test

In this round, I had to solve fill in the blanks type questions. A passage containing some blanks was given to me and I had to fill in the answers. This round had negative marking as well.

  • Aptitude Test

This section contained 20 questions, out of which most of the questions were familiar as they were already present in the Prepinsta document. The rest of the questions were also not that tricky, and I had enough time to complete them. The time allocated for this section was 40 minutes, and every incorrect answer reduced 0.33 marks.

  • Programming Concepts

The next test section had some questions on programming concepts. This section had ten questions. Even in this section five question were from Prepinsta document. The programming round duration was also of 20 minutes.

  • Coding Test

The written test also included a coding test. I did not face many difficulties in attempting this section. I was good at coding and also had prepared some questions from the PrepInsta website.

On Feb 6, I received an email in which I was called for an interview round at MGIT Hyderabad on 10th Feb at 2:00 P.M. For this round, I was interviewed by three different people- MR, HR, and TR.

Round 2: Interview Round

After the writing test, I was ready for the face to face interview rounds. MR took the first one.

  • MR Interview

One of the questions that an MR asked me was, “If you want to start a company, what type it will be and what all constraints you will maintain”? To this, my answer was, “I would like to start an online shopping business like Amazon or Flipkart.” On this, she asked me some further questions.

  • TR Interview

The second was the TR interview in which the interviewer asked me questions about my technical skills. This round included questions on programming concepts such as

  • Java
  • Oops
  • Abstract classes
  • Access Modifier
  • Fibonacci Series
  • Palindrome Numbers

The technical round also included questions about the academic project I prepared during my last semester.

  • HR Interview

The final interview was taken by the company HR. Some of the questions asked were:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why should I hire you?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why do you want to work at our company?
  • Why TCS?
  • What type of projects is it dealing with?

The HR round can be a tricky part of the selection process, hence needs to be mindful while answering the HR.

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