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The following two sections (A and B) were computer based tests (not computer adaptive), to be taken on intranet in your college:
A. Aptitude section (1:30 hours):-
In aptitude section, there were again three sections. You can move around to any question, skip one question and come back to it later within a section, within your time. But once u leave a section, u can not come back again. The sections may appear in any order.
1. Verbal Reasoning - 32 questions in 40 minutes. 10 synonyms, 10 antonyms, 5 sentence completion (with multiple blanks) and 7 questions from reading and comprehension.
2. Quantitative aptitude:- 28 questions in 40 minutes. general quant questions as asked in CAT or GRE, including time and speed, percentage, series questions, pie charts, Venn diagrams, permutation-combination, probability, compound interest,
3. Critical Reasoning :- 30 minutes. There were three word puzzles, each having 5 questions based on it. The puzzles were like there are three different ways to reach from town A to Town B, which will be the most economic way, which will be the
shortest way etc. Presence of mind is very much required. Master all Logical Reasoning questions from the Model Test Papers given at the end of the Barron's GRE book (preferably 13th ed).
B. Psychometric test:-
150 questions, 30 minutes. This test will automatically appear on your screen if u clear the cutoff for the aptitude test. The cut-off is static, i.e. it is pre-decided.
Cut-off does not depend upon the number of students appearing. So once you clear the aptitude test, and if your score is above the cutoff, psychometric test will appear on your screen. in psychometric test, there are questions about your personality and
behavior, e.g. have u ever shown leadership quality in the arrangement of any event, are u socially active etc. All the questions have only three choices, yes, no and can't say. The TRICK is that never mark any can't say, and be honest in answering the
questions. The same question will be asked to u in different manners and they'll check you for your consistency. e.g. the question about how good are u in making new friends was asked in 10 different manners.
The result of psychometric test will not appear on computer screen, but will be told to u separately. Once u clear he psychometric test, u will be allowed to appear in the technical interview and will be required to fill a paper based form (same as the electronic recruitment form on the TCS website, in case u registered on-line)
C. Technical Interview:- You can be asked anything in your technical interview. It may be more of HR as well. Mostly, they'll check your learning capability, so they'll ask u anything from any of the subjects that u have studied so far. They'll ask you about what subjects have you studied in your previous semesters and then what is/are your favorite subject(s) and then ask u related questions. You may also be asked about ur project thoroughly (asking means orally or writing down or both). If you have mentioned about knowledge of programming languages, you may be asked to write down a simple program.
D. Personal interview:-
If u clear the technical interview (you will be told about it), then u will appear in the HR interview. Prepare for the questions like, describe yourself, why do you want to join TCS, why are your academics so low, etc. you may be asked about your hobbies and the questions related to them. They may also ask technical questions related to your area of specialization (branch, I mean). Prepare yourself to get drilled on any type of question related to your hobby. Because this is the thing you are most interested in. Please keep in mind that the Technical and HR interviews are not very much segregated, you may be asked anything in any interview.
So be ready. The TRICK is - be confident and be honest. Don't try to be over smart, and humbly admit if u don't know about
anything. Learn a little bit of C and C++ programming. That's all. The result is declared within a week or two. So be patient hope for the very best.
Key to Success: Keep cool and calm during the test. Do not get nervous either by thinking - "What if I fail?" or by gauging at the difficultly level of the Talent Test. The test is bound to be difficult Remember you have to put in your very best. Practice Positive Thinking 'n you are bound to succeed.