TCS Recruitment Process for Freshers

TCS Recruitment Process will be covered in detail on this post for 2018 students. The process has changed a lot and all the websites are giving old Recruitment process, so don’t trust anyone but PrepInsta.

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TCS Recruitment Process 2018

The information below is asked very very frequently in Interviews so remember the information below –

  • Founder: J. R. D. Tata, F. C. Kohli 
  • CEO: Rajesh Gopinathan 
  • Founded: 1968 
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, India

TCS Recruitment Test Process 2018

  • Written Test
    • English Verbal
    • Aptitude test
    • Programming Logic MCQ Efficiency Test
    • Coding Questions
TCS Aptitude Test Recruitment Process 2018 for Freshers
TCS Aptitude Recruitment Process for Freshers 2018Number of QuestionsDifficultyProbability of Star Marked Questions
Permutations and Combinations1MediumHigh
Number System and HCF & LCM1MediumLow
Clocks and Calendar1 – 2MediumHigh
Time, speed, distance1 – 2MediumLow
Series and Progressions
Work and Time0 – 1MediumLow
Ratios, Proportion and Averages1MediumLow
Allegations and Mixtures0 – 1LowLow
Arrangements and Series2HighMedium
Reasoning2 – 3MediumHigh
C MCQ or Programming Language Efficiency Recruitment Process

Questions are asked from the following sections –

  1. C input
  2. C ouput
  3. Functions and Scope
  4. Data Types
  5. Command Line Theory
  6. Arrays
  7. Variables
  8. Registers
  9. Polymorphism
  10. Abstraction
  11. Loops
  12. Trees
  13. Queue
  14. Linked Lists
TCS Technical MCQ Recruitment QuestionsNo. of TCS Technical QuestionsDifficulty of TCS MCQ C QuestionsImportance in TCS MCQ Technical Questions
Input Output3 – 4MediumHigh
Command Line Basics1MediumMedium
OOPS basic Concepts1 – 2MediumMedium
TCS Verbal English

This section is new instead of Email Writing TCS now has Verbal English Section and there are 10 questions which you have to solve in 10 mins.

Aptitude Recruitment QuestionsProbability of askingDifficulty Level
Fill in the Blanks50%High
Sentence Completion50%Medium
Synonyms Antonyms20%Medium
TCS Coding Questions

Earlier a section called command Line programming used to be there but that now has been removed and you can use any of the following language to do the coding –

  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • Python
  • Perl
TCS Coding Recruitment FactsDifficulty in TCS Coding RoundProbability of asking in TCS Coding TestTime to solve
LCM HCF TCS Coding QuestionsMedium1020 mins
String based questionsHard2020 mins
Matrix Based QuestionsMedium2020 mins
Operations on Numbers in TCS Coding TestEasy3020 mins
MiscMedium – Hard2020 mins
TCS Email Writing

This section was removed from TCS this year

1. Use all the phrases given
2. Minimum words should be 50 otherwise your email cannot be validated
3. Addressing and signing should be done as in the question given.
4. Common grammatical rules, punctuation should be according to standard English.
5. you can use your own phrases along with the phrases given.


You are a part of corporate communication team in your company. The working time period is revised as 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Using the following phrases, write an email with a minimum of 70 words and a maximum of 100 words to the employees in your company informing the same.

by 30 minutes to avoid traffic – effect from next week – lunch duration-revised working time – reduced by 10 minutes-free breakfast-office will start earlier-till the end of rainy season – will be in effect


Dear All
We hereby announce a change in the work timings as 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM, with effect from next week, till the end of rainy season Which means, office hours would commence 30 mins earlier to cover up minimum 30 Mins extra time being spent during peak hour traffic during monsoons. Also, additional changes include reduction of lunch duration by 10 minutes & timings of free breakfast are now applicable from 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM only. Since request to each one of you to adhere to the new timings.
Have a nice day
Lead – Corporate Communications

TCS Command Line Coding

This section is not there anymore in TCS.

Questions in the coding section you can’t use keywords like “scanf, getc, getch, getchar” so to solve this type of coding problem. You have to use input from command line arguments.

This is the other new Round introduced where the student will have to solve a coding problem real time using an inbuilt compiler (on C Language). The student will have to write a Command Line in this round which is very different than general c programming.

TCS Recruitment Candidate Experience

  • Name: Rahul Reddy
  • College: B.M.S College of Engineering
  • Branch: Computer Science and Engineering
  • Type of Interview: On-Campus Interview

Student Interview

TCS conducted on campus drive for our college this year. Like every year, many students appeared for the drive. I was also excited to participate in the on-campus placement drive and decided to attend the placement. After registration, I started to prepare for the placement process. While browsing the internet for pervious year TCS questions, I came across PrepInsta website and some valuable information present in it for the placement drive.

Round 1: Online Test

The first round was an online test that was made up of four sections- aptitude, programming test, coding, and English. The written part was quite simple. I had prepared this section from some books and also from the PrepInsta documents which I downloaded from the website.

  • Aptitude Test

The aptitude test mainly covered topics such as:

  • Probability
  • permutations and combinations
  • time and speed
  • percentages
  • profit and loss, and
  • Simple and compound interest.

I answered most of the questions and left the ones for which I was not sure about the answer.

  • English

There were 10 questions which were of very hard level about 6 of PrepInsta’s questions were repeated in the English Section.

  • Programming Section

The programming section was also simple for me to attempt as I was from a computer science background. Also, most of the programming questions were already familiar to me as I had come across them in the PrepInsta material.

  • Coding Section

From this year I could code in C++ so I did the coding in C++ and earlier command Line Programming coding was removed from the syllabus. The coding section included one question. In this, I had to write the code for a simple question. I had been through some coding questions from the PrepInsta website and prepared for this.

After the written test was over, we were informed that the selected students would be called for an interview the next day. I was quite excited for the interview round as my written test went quite well. The next day, the names of the candidates selected were displayed on the college notice board. I found my name on the list and went for the personal interview round.

Round 2: The Interview Round

Soon after waiting for a little while, I went for the technical interview. There was a single interviewer from TCS. He asked me to introduce myself. Later, he asked me about my project. He also asked me technical, and managerial questions. Some of them were:

• How can volte work in a 4G mobile?

• What is an IP address?

• What is Cloud Computing?

• Explain types of protocols.

• What are your strengths and weaknesses?

• How to connect nine dots using three straight lines?

• What is the highest achievement in your life?

Towards the end, he asked me some HR questions. Some of them are:

• Tell me something about yourself.

• Why do you want to go for an IT job?

• Why do you want to work in TCS?

• Are you flexible to relocate to other locations in India?

The TCS interview experience went well for me. After one week of the interview, I received an email informing me that I got selected. I immediately accepted the offer and joined TCS.

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