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Tata Consultancy Services Interview Experience - Mumbai, Online Test> March 02, 2016, Final Interview>March 20, 2016

Hi all, I am Suraj, Final Year Mechanical Engineering Student.

Mode: Off-Campus Mega Pool Recruitment, Mumbai 2016.
(This post will be more useful for all Non-IT/Mechanical students specifically)

1st Step: Online Aptitude Test.

> Difficulty Level: Moderate.

> No.of students: 1200 (Approx, because there were 2 shifts of 200 batch each at 3 different locations in Mumbai i.e. Andheri, Thane, Koparkhairane)

> No.of students selected: 200 (Approx, from the no.of entries in the register of the gate at the place of Interview i.e. at Head Office Of TCS, Thane.)

Section 1: Verbal.

> Golden Rule: Write 1st the Salutation & the ending part, at the beginning itself and then go for filling the Middle part.

And don't change the tenses of the given words, use as it is.

> Practice It: Add "TCS Verbal Ability Application" In your Google Chrome browser, It's free and available in PlayStore. Trust me It's damn useful, try to get at least 90/100 in it.

> CAUTION: Don't take this part lightly, even if you score full marks in Section 2 and if you are not able to clear this section, then you are 100% out of the process. TCS wants people with better communication skills.

Section 2: General Aptitude:

> General: Don't use RS Agarwal, It has now become totally absolute.

Try Arun Sharma CAT books (PDF Available freely on The Internet). It will definitely help you in brushing up more concepts in less time.

> Sequence Of Study:

1. Arun Sharma CAT Book.

2. "MOST IMPORTANT STEP" Previous TCS Aptitude questions from IndiaBix or any other sources. Around 50% will be repeated in nature.

3. Do 2nd Step WITHOUT FAIL & Revise it.

My Experience: Attempted 23/30.

Result: Selected For Interview. 

2nd Step: Personal Interview [TR + MR + HR].

2.1: Technical Round + Managerial Round.

> Difficulty Level: VERY HARD.

> Duration: 25 Minutes.

If you are a Mechanical Engg, then your 1st question for 100% sure would be: "Being A Mechanical Engg, Why IT?"

Give some unique and satisfying answer to this question; I answered it in a way that, I assured my desire to work in TCS in next 10 years & would love to work in the EIS Dept.of TCS.

"Gooogle or TCS?"

"Why Only TCS?"

This being a TR/MR round you might be wondering why such questions, Mind you this are pre-filtering questions to make sure you truly wanted to work in TCS or Not! 

After they were convinced with my answer, then came the Nuclear Bombs!
"Write a programme to check whether a string is a palindrome or not?"

Don't be under the disguise that since you are Mechanical, you won't be asking IT questions, they can ask you anything!

I wrote the same since I had one through my C subject of FE.

"How will you cope up with IT being a MECH for 4 years?"
I answered it well.

> Results: Selected for HR Round.

> Key points need to be strictly remembered: Smile, Confidence, Little Bit IT or at least C/C++ Knowledge.

>>> Golden Point: Give you 100% here, because, If you clear TR+MR round, you are 99% Selected, HR is just for formality<<<

> No.of students selected: Approx 125/200.

2.2: HR round:

As previously Mentioned, just a Formality.

> Introduce Yourself.

> Your Family.
> Documents Verification (As I have said, you are already IN, so they will check whether Info you have given is true or not.)

> "Will let you know by Mail you If you are IN or OUT"

Final Conclusion: Selected with 3.5LPA CTC.

All The Best For you future.

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