Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is one of India’s leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization with over 3.5 lakh employees and a presence in 45 countries and 208 offices across the world. The Mumbai-headquartered company is one of the best places to work if you are looking for a career in the IT industry. The TCS recruitment process consists of four rounds of selection and includes a written exam, technical interview, managerial interview and HR interview. In order to be eligible you need to have a minimum of 60% throughout your degree with no backlog. A gap in career up to a maximum of two years is permissible but with a valid explanation.
The aptitude test consists of four sections and total time allotted is 90 minutes. It includes Quantitative Aptitude, Programming Language Efficiency, Coding Test and E-mail Writing. Be especially careful while attempting the email questions as that is a key elimination round. See that you follow the precise instructions while attempting the question.
This round is based on your resume, branch of specialization, favorite subjects, etc. Be prepared to answer basic questions relating to each of these topics. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to write code. Also be ready to answer puzzle questions. In certain cases, the interviewer may also try and confuse/mislead you into giving the wrong answer so watch out for such trick questions.
A lot depends on your interviewer in this round. You could either be asked general technical and HR questions, or it could be a pressure interview to gauge your reactions. Achievements mentioned in your CV could be questioned, and you may need to defend them. Alternatively, you could be asked general questions about your work experience, college degree, specialization, willingness to relocate, etc. In any case, never fail to be gracious irrespective of which direction the interview takes.
Expect questions on work experience, education, hobbies and family background apart from the usual HR questions like strengths and weaknesses, reasons for applying to the company, why you should be hired, etc. Most candidates tend to think that the HR interview is easy, but remember that a bad HR interview could end your chances of getting the job even after passing all the previous obstacles (aptitude test, technical round, etc.). The key here is to remain polite and confident. Interviews can be long and dreary so don’t forget to wear a smile!
With TCS being named one of the world’s top employers by the Top Employer Institute for the second year running in 2017, a career at this company could be rich and rewarding experience for job seekers. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and apply now!
This article has been compiled from various sources including company websites, corporate review sites, online discussion forums and knowledge sharing platforms.