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TCS is an Indian multinational information technology (IT) services, business solutions and

consulting company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. TCS operates in 44 countries

and has 199 branches across the world. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group and is listed on

the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Its main function is to

provide IT services.

TCS is the largest Indian company by market capitalization and is the largest India‐based IT

services company by 2015 revenues. TCS has been recognized by Forbes as one of the

World’s Most Innovative Companies.

This Year TCS has revised Exams pattern by introducing 2 more section in written exam i.e. Technical MCQ’s on C language and Coding, and updated the Quantitative Ability section where candidates need to answers 20 questions in 40 minutes. In MCQs candidates can get some 2 ** questions (carry more marks), each section will have negative marking, so candidates need to mark answers carefully.

Positions: Trainee Engineer

Qualification: BE/ B.Tech/ ME/ M.Tech/ MCA/ M.Sc

BE / B.Tech / ME / M.Tech in any of the following disciplines:

Computer Science

Information Technology

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Communication

Electronics and Telecommunication

Mechanical Engineering

Electronics/Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering

Network Engineering

Automobile Engineering

MCA with BSc / BCA / BCom / BA (with Math / Statistics Background)

M.Sc in Computer Science / Information Technology

Year of Passing: 2017‐2018 Batch

Eligibility Criteria:

* Minimum aggregate marks of 60% and above in the first attempt in Class X , Class XII ,

* Graduation and/or Post Graduation

* All academic courses should be Full Time

* No extended education in any academic courses

* Maximum up to 2 pending backlogs/arrears in the highest qualification will be

permitted only at the time of appearing for the TCS Selection process. If selected,

no pending backlogs will be permitted at the time of joining TCS. All pending

backlogs should be completed within the normal course duration.

* Maximum up to 24 months break / gap in education is permissible for valid

reasons only.

For latest Eligibility Criteria & Qualification we request to check TCS online job portal.


 Section Name

 Time Limit (90 Min.)

 Total Questions (32)

 Marks/Negative Marks

 Quantitative Ability




Technical MCQ’s on C language




Coding Test




 Email Writing

Verbal English







Quantitative Ability:

Multiple choice – Mix of Logic & Arithmetic type questions

Negative Marking is applicable to this section (factor of 0.33). Please avoid guessing.

As far as TCS is concerned, they have recently changed the pattern for 2018. There

will be 20 QA questions to be attempted in 40 minutes (2 minutes per question). So, do

expect the Questions to be slightly tricky not straight.


  • Averages, Mixtures and Allegations

  • Percentages, Profit and loss

  • Algebra, Ratio and Proportions

  • Permutation and Combinations, Probability

  • Time, speed, Distance (include Races)

  • Time and Work (including Pipes & Cisterns)

  • Functions, Geometry


  • Analytical Puzzles (Matrix Arrangements)

Technical MCQ’s on C language (Programming Language Concept MCQ): The second Section in TCS written exams will be Programming language efficiency, where 10 question will be answered in 20 min. This section will have (8 general + 2 star marked) questions. 


  • Basic Programming Concepts

  • Pointers,

  • Operators,

  • Dynamic Memory Allocation,

Coding Test: This new section added in TCS new pattern 2018 Exam, where candidates have to solve 1 programming question in 20 minutes, in C Programming using an inbuilt online compiler. Mostly question will be some Basics/standard C programming using COMMAND LINE ARGUMENTS. To crack this round candidates need to practice all the basics program using command line like GCD/HCF, LCM, factorial, Fibonacci series, string, sum of number, even/odd etc. Refer Programs asked in “TCS Coding Test” of Q4I programming section.

Email Writing:

Email writing on the given topic and using the given outline. – The sender and receiver in the

email should be as given. – Email must contain a minimum of 50 words or it will not be

evaluated at all. – If the outline is not strictly followed or correct English (including spelling

and grammar) is not used, the score in this section will be poor.

Negative Marking is not applicable to this section Analytical Ability

Verbal english

In this round question will be mostly Fill the Blanks and Sentence Completion Questions, candidates need to answer 10 questions in 10 minutes.

Recommended Strategy for Quantitative Ability:

It will be highly difficult to attempt all the 20 Questions. The questions are repeating every

year. So, if you are prepared for the previous sample papers of TCS available in the online

forum your rate of conversion will be higher. Strategy wise, first concentrate on solving the

easy questions. It’s all about selecting the right questions. So, don’t hesitate to skip the

question if you don’t get any idea after taking 10‐15 seconds on reading the questions.

Because reading the questions, repeatedly will not get you the answer.

Recommended Strategy for Technical MCQ’s on C language (Programming Language Concept MCQ): Practice the C programming MCQ questions along with concept, and evaluate your preparation by taking C Programming test at various online Portal. Q4Interview have prepared C programming Online MCQ Test, which will help candidates to judge their preparation. As this round have Negative marking so candidates need to put extra attention before marking the final answers for each questions.

Recommended Strategy for Coding Test: Practice all the basic programs questions and Try to practice all such question using COMMAND LINE ARGUMENT. Go through the concept of COMMAND LINE ARGUMENT.

Recommended Strategy‐ for Email Writing:

This is one of the easiest parts. First quickly try to understand the given scenario then start

writing. Be simple and crisp. Don’t move away from the topic. Grammar is one of the

important things that they evaluate. So some silly grammatical mistakes can hinder your

chances. You need not use complex vocabulary. It should be simple such that everyone



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