Hi Chetanaites

I m Niraj Kumar Ranjan from SCSVMV University, Kancheepuram. TCS came oncampus in my college on 17th & 18th July 2008. On 17th it coducted online test in which 13 students cleared the test out of 175. On 18th it conducted HR and MR interview. At 4'O Clock evening final result came and my name was shortlisted among with other 5 students. 

Verbal Section.
Quantitative Aptitude.
Critical Reasoning.

Verbal Section (32 questions in 20 min):
10 Synonyms
10 Antonyms
6 Sentence Completion
6 RC

For Synonyms practice all Word List exercises of GRE BARRON-12th Edition with heading Synonyms. No need to mugup the meaning of all words. You just keep the true option of respective word in mind because the words with options are just copied in question paper. So if you have previously seen a particular word then u can resemble it in exam and can choose correct option.

For Antonyms practice all Word List exercises and Model Test Paper(given back side of GRE Barron-12th Edition) of GRE Barron-12th. If you practice only Model Test Paper's Antonyms then you can answer 6 ques out of 10 during test.

NOTE: you skip words with heading “Synonyms and Antonyms” given in Word List exercises. Sentence Completion are also from GRE Barron but it in the form of a paragraph with combination of 5 or 6 sentences. If u have time, practice it otherwise skip it.

RC is from GRE Barron-12th. Practice all Model Test Paper's RC if you have time.

Quantitative Aptitude (38 ques in 40 min):
Note: For this section there is no need to solve any book you just solve as many questions of previous years as possible. All ques are either repeated or data is changed. Therefore you must know the methods to solve those questions, it will help you if you forget the mugup answer or if data is changed.

Here I m posting some questions which were asked to me
G(0)= -1, G(1)=1, G(N)=G(N-1) - G(N-2), G(5)= ?

Which of the following are orthogonal pairs?
a. 3i+2j b. i+j c. 2i-3j d. -7i+j

Find the singularity matrix from a given set of matrices? (Hint det(A)==0))

In a two-dimensional array, X(9,7), with each element occupying 8 bytes of memory, with the address of the first element X(1,1) is 3000, find the address of X(8,5)?

A file is transferred from one location to another in 'buckets'. The size of the bucket is 10 kilobytes. Each bucket gets filled at the rate of 0.0001 kilobytes per millisecond. The transmission time from sender to receiver is 10 milliseconds per bucket. After the receipt of the bucket the receiver sends an acknowledgement that reaches sender in 100 milliseconds. Assuming no error during transmission, write a formula to calculate the time taken in seconds to successfully complete the transfer of a file of size N kilobytes.

If n=10*18*38 which of the following is not an integer? a. n/40 b. n/90 c. n/72 d. n/35

My flight takes of at 2 am from a place at 18N 40E and landed 10 HRS later at a place with co-ordinates 36N 40W.WHAT IS THE LOCAL TIME WHEN MY PLANE LANDED.
a) 2.50 pm,b)6.00 pm, c) 6.40 pm,d)8.00 pm

Two pencils costs 8 cents, then 5 pencils cost how much.

A car is filled with four and half gallons of oil for full round trip. Fuel is taken 1/4 gallon more in going than coming. What is the fuel consumed in coming up?

In a mixture, R is 2 parts S is 1 part. In order to make S to 25% of the mixture, how much r is to be added?

In the word ORGANISATIONAL, if the first and second, third and forth, forth and fifth, fifth and sixth words are interchanged up to the last letter, what would be the tenth letter from right?

Select the odd one out…..a. Java b. Lisp c. Smalltalk d. Eiffel.

Select the odd one out a. WAP b. HTTP c. BAAN d. ARP.

Select the odd one out a. SQL b. DB2 c. SYBASE d. HTTP.

The size of a program is N. And the memory occupied by the program is given by M = square root of 100N. If the size of the program is increased by 1% then how much memory now occupied?

Find the result of the following expression if, M denotes modulus operation, R denotes round-off, T denotes truncation: M(373,5)+R(3.4)+T(7.7)+R(5.8).

In Madras, temperature at noon varies according to -t^2/2 + 8t + 3, where t is elapsed time. Find how much temperature more or less in 6pm to 9pm.

A, B and C are 8 bit no's. They are as follows:
A -> 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
B -> 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
C -> 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
Find ((A-B) u C)=?

(Energy*Mass)/(Acceleration * distance). Find units.

@@+25-++@16, where @ denotes ”square” & + denotes “square root”.

A is twice efficient than B. A and B can both work together to complete a work in 7days. Then find in how many days A alone can complete the work? 

What curve best suits the following data:
X    Y
0.99    0.00001
10.04    1.02
99.98    1.997
1000    3.0
9990    4.004
(a) y = logn x    (b) y = log10 x  (c) y = ex   (d) y = -log10 x  (e) y = - ex

Three independent mechanisms A, B and C have been incorporated for power saving in a plant producing respectively 30%, 40% and 10% efficiency. Assuming that they operate independently, what is the net power efficiency achieved.
 (a) 62.2%    (b) 68%     (c) 61%    (d) 64%    (e) 56%

One year ago Pandit was three times his sister's age. He will be only twice her age next year. How old will Pandit be after five years?
a) 8 b) 12 c) 11 d) 13

One ques on coding and decoding (I forget it out).

In the given string how many Y's are followed by L that are not followed by P YLYPQMYLPMLYLLYQMYYLQYLPLYAMLYLM Sol. Only count pairs of YL and discard pairs of YLP.

Which set of data exhibits a higher Standard Deviation?
(a) 7, 0, -7, 7, 0, -7 (b) 7, 7, 7, 0, 7, 7 (c) -7, -7, -7, -7, -7, -7 (d) 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 (e) 7, -7, 7, -7, 7, -7

A power cable is run by the bank of the river of 900 meters width. A cable is made from power unit to power a plant opposite to that of the river and 3000mts away from the power unit. The cost of the cable below water is Rs. 5/- per meter and cost of cable on the bank is Rs.4/- per meter. Find the point downstream where the cable is to cut across the river.

Three ques on data interpretation (u can prepare it from R.S Aggarwal or GRE itself).

Three ques from Venn diagram (u can prepare it from R.S Aggarwal or GRE itself).

One ques was from series completion (I forget it out).

Critical Reasoning (3 problems each with 4 ques (total 12 ques) in 30 mins):
For this section you just practice all Model Test Paper's reasoning problems (practice only those problems which include 4 or more than 4 ques). All problems are just copied and paste. Sometime they change names but situation of problems are same.

Following are problems asked to me:-

GRE Barron 12th Edition -> MODEL TEST 2 -> Section 1 ->questions(19-22).

GRE Barron 12th Edition -> MODEL TEST 2 -> Section 6 ->questions(17-22).(the names were changed for this problem).

GRE Barron 12th Edition -> MODEL TEST 5 -> Section 3 ->questions(12-18).

TECHNICAL ROUND (HR ROUND): (only one interviewer)
(I opened the door and asked permission to get inside. I wished good afternoon after reaching near to him. He was engage with some papers so he told me to sit on side chair and wait for a while. I waited for 5 mins while sitting gently. After 5 mins he told me sit on the chair infront of him.)

Sir: Mr. Niraj no need to get tense and nervous, we will talk like friend…………
Me: ok sir.
Sir: do u feel hungry.
Me: little bit sir but its not important than my interview.
Sir: Inspite of feeling hungry u are smiling. good. ok Niraj tell me about ur schooling and family.
Me: I told……
Sir: Niraj you have two years academic gap afer +2.why it is so?
Me: (I already thought answer of this question.). Sir it is due to economical problem. My father is a low earning person. He has to manage a family of six members. When I passed +2, at that time my eldest brother was doing MBA and my elder brother was doing B.tec. So he could not afford me for B.E at that time.
Sir: what u did for 2 years?
Me: sir I was doing B.sc
Sir: Have u completed your B.sc?
Me: no sir.
Sir: why?
Me: sir I already decided to do B.E but I did't want to waste the time so for a time being I had taken admission in B.sc. After two years both of my brothers got job and hence I taken admission in B.E.
Sir: What was your hons. Paper?
Me: sir it was Maths.
Sir: Which is your favourite subject?
Me: sir  C++, Data Structure and java (I have written these subjects as Area of Interest in my Resume).
Sir: what are features of OOPS?
Me: told but I forget two features.
Sir: any thing else
Me: I remembered and told those two also.
Sir: Is  pointer there in C++?
Me: Yes sir (for checking confidence he asked this ques three times but my answer was same for all times).
Sir: Can u write a programe in C++ by using pointer
Me: Yes sir. (Then he gave me to display sum of series  [1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + …….+ 10^2]. I thought for 30 sec on this problem then I was just starting but he interrupted me that if u are not comfortable with pointer you can write it without pointer). I wrote the programe without pointer.

Sir: Can you explain it?
Me: Yes sir. (I explained very well.)
Sir: you did Sanskrit project by “java coding” .what is it?
Me: Sir actually in our college we have to study a subject “Sanskrit and Indian Culture”. In 6th sem we had to do a project related to this subject. So to brush up my knowledge of Java I did it by using “java coding”.
Sir: Can u explain  what u did in project?
Me: Yes sir. (I explained it for 15 mins).

Note: In my project I used a GUI component “Combo Box” but during explanation I was telling it “Check Box”. So he interrupted me and drawn two figures-one for Check Box and other for Combo Box and told me to identify them.Now I felt mistake and oppolizes to him.He told “ok no problem proceed”.

Sir: why u haven't used “Visual Basic” for GUI.
Me: sir I am n't comfortable with Visual Basic coding.
Sir: Have you used any Data Base in this project?
Me: No sir.
Sir: Can you write programe for “Binary Search”? (I have written Data Structure as area of interest).
Me: Ofcourse sir. (I thought for a while and started to write. During writing he was asking following questions. Actually he was looking for efficiency of me during work load.)
Sir: How u compare your college with other colleges?
Me: I told…… then engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was busy with his Mobile. Actually he was checking my patient.)

Sir: Whether there is need for any improvement of ur college? What are they?
Me: I told…….then engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was busy with his Mobile.)
Sir: Where do you stay? In hostel or outside the hostel.
Me: sir outside the hostel……..then engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was busy with his Mobile.)
Sir: Do you cook yourself?
Me: Yes sir……….then engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was busy with his Mobile.)
Sir: What you cook for a day?
Me: I told……… engaged in writing programe. (During my reply he was busy with his Mobile.)
Sir: Do u know to cook Chapati?
Me: yes sir very well………then engaged in writing programe. (Now he stopped to ask questions and  busy with his Mobile. After few mins I completed programe writing and show it to him.)
Sir: Can you explain it?
Me: ofcourse sir. (I explained very well but I did a minor mistake during writing of programe. This was notified by him. I apolozied for that).

Sir: what are other Concepts in Data Structure?
Me: sir array,stack, queue, linked list, sorting and tree.
Sir: Any queries?
Me: sir whether I need to learn any computer language or technology before joining TCS?
Sir: he explained and then said u can go now.
Me: Thank you sir. 

MR ROUND: (3 interviewers)
(I opened the door and asked permission to enter inside. Intially there were two members in panel but in the mid of my interview one lady joined the pannel. I wished good afternoon to all of them. Then they told me to have the seat).

Sir: I think u feel very hungry. have u taken breakfast or not?
Me: (with  smile on face) no sir I have not taken breakfast. sir little bit I feel hungry but I am more eager to know final result than lunch.

Sir: which pgm u was given to write? (Actually the paper on which I had written programe in technical round was passed to MR ROUND).

Me: I told….
Sir: which is your favourite subject?
Me: same answer……(lady member entered and joined the pannel. I stood up and wished her good afternoon. She told ok ok sit sit sit)

Sir: I think you have academic break down. (he engaged in seeing my certificates carefully)
Me: yes sir I have two years academic break down between +2 and B.E.
Sir: why?
Me: Given same reason.
Sir: what you was doing for 2 years?
Me: Doing B.sc.
Mam: Do u have Certificate for B.sc?
Me: No mam I don't have Certificate because it is incomplete degree but I have the marksheets of two years.
Mam: are you sure you have the marksheets?
Me: Mam not now because it was a incomplete coarse so I haven't included in my file.But I have it at room.
Mam: Why u did not completed B.sc coarse?
Me: Mam actually I was not interested in B.sc. From the beginning itself I decided to do B.E. I didn't want to waste time that's why I had taken admission in B.sc.
Mam: I think you did mini project in java.Can you explain what u did in this project?
Me: yes mam.(I explained the project very well.here I didn't repeat the mistake which I did during technical round)
Sir: What is try, catch and finally?
Me: Explained all three.
Sir: You are given two numbers a=5 and b=8.Can you swap two numbers without using temperory veriable?
Me: Thought for sometime but unable to answer.(ANS: a=a+b;b=a-b;a=a-b)
Sir: Give logic for the programe  [1-2+3-4+5-6+…………….-8+9].
Me: Thought for some times and find out the answer.
For (i=1;i<=9;i++)
Sir: very good. your logic is correct but I want some simple logic.
Me: Again tried for some time for did not got other logic.I simply told sorry sir I m not getting.(the other logic is add odd terms together and even terms together and finally subtract sum of even terms from sum of odd terms.)
Sir: Are u comfortable to work in any part of world?
Me: Of course Sir. you can throw me at any corner of world, I will adjust myself. (mam laughed at this reply.)
Mam: Do you know about 2 years bond of TCS.
Me: No mam.
Mam: You would have to pay Rs 50,000 if u leave the company within 2 years.
Me: ok mam but this situation will not come.
Sir: Any queries?
Me: I asked the same quary.

Author: Niraj Kumar Ranjan

(Paper Submitted By : Priya)