Hi Chetanaites

I am hemanth. I have given TCS interview on NOV 3rd and I got selected. I want to share my experience with others so that it can be very useful for them.

Test was conducted at TCS Hyd campus (E-park). They checked our marksheets and identity proof to appear for the exam. While writing exam they told us to switch off the mobiles (strictly), who haven't done it are fired out. (TCS looks for discipline). So don't take a chance, follow what they say (even after completing the exam, donot switch on the mobiles in the exam hall).

In written test (4 me not online) there will be 3 sections
1. Verbal section
a)Synonyms 10
b)Antonyms 10( donot waste time on these)
c)Sentence completion (concentrate on this)
d)Passage  5 ( It makes difference)
Just go through syn n anty, if u know put it otherwise give a guess... don't waste time on them..
Concentrate more on passage n Sentence Completion.

all of them are from previous papers itself. But time factor is main.
The most deciding section in written test is

3.Critical reasoning
I've seen so many haven't solved this section properly, so they lost it. They ll give 3 passaeges. Donot try to solve all. Go through them in GRE barron's 12 th edition
Sure you will get maximum 2 out 3.Get perfect in these (got from previous papers)

Model test 1:Section5 - qns 1-4, qns 13-16
                    Section6 - qns 1-4, qns 8-11, qns 12-18, qns 19-22

Model test 2: Section1 - qns 19-22
                    Section6 - qns 8-12, qns 13-16, qns 17-22

Model test 3: Section6 - qns 1-4

Model test 4: Section5 - qns 8-11, qns 19-22
                    Section6 - qns 8-12, qns 13-16, qns 17-22

Model test 5: Section3 - qns8-11, qns 19-22
                    Section7- qns 1-5, qns 21-25
**********please concentrate more on this section.

while giving test don't try to answer all questions in 3 sections.. atleast try to solve above average in each section...

*****time factor is very crucial... put time limits for each section as per ur skills and go on with it..

After 2 r 3 days they announced the results on portal. They have selected 2400 members for tech.. My name was there and interview was scheduled on Nov 3rd 9PM at TCS deccan park Hyd. The next rounds are technical interview, MR and HR. In each round they filtered the candidates...

In tech, after entering into room i wished him politely.
intw:tell me abt ur self
me: told as i prepared...(my details (no personal details), education details, strengths, and finally my hobbies) while saying these things he was verifying my resume.
intw:he asked abt project
i explained..(my project is on networking side)

some qsts asked on my proj are
what are OSI layers n explain each of them (he also asked me about sublayers in data link layers n protocols in them)?
what is OSI?
What are TCP layers n compare it with OSI model?
what are protocols in TCP/IP and port numbers for them?
What is the purpose of HTTP?
how you would create web pages?
what is the diffrence between HTML and JSP?
What is congestion controlling n how would u control them?
what is router ?
what are routing alogorithms?
what is piggy backing?

intw: ur fav sub
me: C n Java
he concentrated mainly on DS.
the qust are
how u would allocate memory dynamically?
diff between malloc n calloc?
where it allocates the memory?( in heap)
how u would free the memory allocated?
if i don't use free() then what ll happen?
how the program is stored in memory?
what are circular linked lists?
write program for circular linked list? (i wrote for insertion n delete)
prog for converting linear linked list to circular linked list?
prog for checking linked list is circular or not?(atleast get the logic for it if u r not sure with prog)
prog for searching a element in linked list?
What are non linear data structures?
what are tree traversing techqs?
Then he entred into OS(operating systems)
what is process?
what are process scheduling alogs?
what is thread?
what is multiprocessing n multi threading?
which one u ll choose n why?(multi threading)

For technical atleast get perfect in one programming language and your project. with confidence you can win. if you don't know the other technologies don't put them in resume. Sure, they will ask you what you have mentioned in resume. Get perfect with your resume.

he was impressed with my answers (I answered almost except 1r 2 qusts) n told me to wait for next round..i m happy.. i thanked him..

After waiting 4 a long time (same day at 6PM) I was given MR
tell me abt urself?
why ur percentage is going down? (they will look for certifications done during engg if ur percentage is going down)
what is ur goal?
where u ll be after 3yrs?
why TCS?
why should i hire u?
n some regular HR qusts but he was putting some tricky qusts (he tried to put pressure on me..he started argueing abt something..but i haven't argued with him..i just gave reasons my for answers)
i defended myself with confidence..
he gave one puzzle ... what are no.of possibilties to open a bag which has number locking system.. (1000 possibilities for 3 numbers)
he asked abt my project?
what are problems u have faced in project?
what is your role in project?
what are ur experiences as a team lead? n any problems with your team members? (donot tell anything bad abt ur team members)
what are ur fav subjects?
if u were given a choice to choose among C and Java which one u ll choose?
any more questions? (i asked qusts related to TCS )

after that they told me to come tommorrow to have HR at 10AM
I thought it would finish shortly but it was not like as i expected.. they gave some stress interview by donot calling for a long time.. they ll check for ur patiency..
I was called for HR at 5 PM
it was really cool...he asked some routine HR qusts (like in MR but no tricky qusts)
it was over within 10 min... they told me to check TCS portal for results on 8th 5PM...
give ur best...don't act too smart..they ll easily catch u ( i m sure)..
and on 8th around 4PM, the results were out.. they have selected 722 members .. my name was there..
thank you for all who contributed their experiences here ..

(Paper Submitted By : Priya)