Preparation is the key to success in any interview. Knowing what is expected of you before, during, and after an interview can help you devise an interview strategy to land the job.
If you’re applying for a job at TCS, a global leader in IT services, consulting, technology and digital solutions, you can’t afford to be caught off guard. Anyone who has cleared the aptitude test is eligible for the TCS personal interview. It consists of three stages—technical, managerial and HR.
Read on for a list of TCS company interview questions and tips for acing the interview.
Prepare two languages or technologies thoroughly so that you are able to handle advanced questions on those topics. Expect detailed questions based on your CV on technologies mentioned, projects you’ve worked on, etc. Be ready to write basic programs.
This is a pressure round which could be held or discarded at the discretion of the employer. The interviewer will try different ploys to frustrate you including doubting your answers, trying to confuse you, and showing aggression, but the trick is to remain unfazed. On the other hand, your interviewer could be pleasant and amiable in which case the stage becomes considerably easier.
You could be asked just about anything in this round so keep your wits about you. Here are some questions which candidates have been previously asked:
• What is your goal in life?
• Tell me something about yourself that is interesting and you haven’t mentioned yet.
• Why do you want to join TCS?
• Technical questions.
• Why should we hire you?
• Do you want to be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond?
• If your Team Lead is not giving you enough credit for your work, and is often complaining that you are not working, even if you are, then what will you do?
• Tell me something about your family.
• Who are your role models?
The round is intended to assess aspects like cultural fitment and attitude, although technical questions, brain teasers or behavioral questions are not outside its purview. Keep your answers brief and to the point, stay calm, smile often, think your answers through, and don’t get defensive if you cannot answer any question.
Here are some sample questions to help you prepare:
• Introduce yourself.
• Why did you decide to become an engineer?
• What are your strengths and weaknesses?
• Tell us something about your extracurricular activities.
• What is more important to you, money or work?
• Are you willing to work overtime, night shifts and weekends?
• Are you open to the idea of relocating?
• What do you know about the recent trends in the IT industry?
A little bit of preparation could greatly enhance your chance of qualifying for the interview stage. Study your technical subjects well and rehearse the answers to common HR and managerial interview questions. Above all, remain calm and confident and you’ll stand a good chance of making it through.
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This article has been compiled from various sources including company websites, corporate review sites, online discussion forums and knowledge sharing platforms.