There are few HR interview questions that one needs to prepare:
Give brief introduction of yourself?
Describe about yourself?
What is your family background?
Why should we hire you?
What are your hobbies?
Do you think you are fit for my company?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Are you a good engineer?
What are your career goals, personal goals and ambitions?
Are you a hard working guy? Hum… So what is difference between smart work and hard work?
Would you like to change yourself? And if so why?
Are you willing to relocate? (Specifically for a girl)
Who is your role model?
Rate yourself in the scale 1 to 10?
What are the subjects you like the most? And why you like?
How many years you feel you would be working with us?
Are you ready to work if we call you on weekends?
How much salary do you expect?
Where you see yourself 5 years from today?
These are few general questions that are in some way or the other definitely asked by the recruiters. This is not just limited to TCS. They are applicable to any recruiter that comes to your campus. However it is essential that you prepare for some company specific questions.
TCS Interview Process:
In my case, TCS carried out its interview process on the Day-2. All those who got selected for aptitude, their list would be forwarded to the TPO of the college by the night of Day-1. So there would not be enough time for Interview preparation.
The TCS interview process is a whole day process and often it takes around 8pm to 10pm or get completed. The interview starts around 9.00 am or as scheduled by your TPO (Training & Placement Officer). There are two types of interview that are conducted namely
In some colleges it has been approach by TCS where Technical and HR interview are conducted simultaneously (this situation is rare) where in both HR and Technical would screw you up together. But in my campus, both interviews occurred one after the other.
Technical Interview Overview:
Initially you would be subjected to Technical Interview, wherein basic questions on the subjects you have studied over the years in engineering journey are asked. Basically core concepts are tackled and asked rather than subjective concepts. For instance if you are an IT or Comps Science guy you would be asked questions based on Data Structures and Algorithms, basic java concepts like “ method overriding” or they would just ask you to provide logical structure of a particular program, for which you need to prepare well. Further it may even be a logical puzzle. For Electronics guys it is essential that they prepare for Java and C++ concepts.
Basically TCS or recruiters test what is your way of understanding towards a situation or a concept. Often even in Technical interviews few questions regarding TCS are asked that may actually be a part of HR interview. Again Technical Interview is an elimination round.
HR Interview Overview:
If you have cleared the Technical Interview you would be called for the HR Interview on the same day (that is within an hour or so, it may even take several hours so don’t worry). HR is all related to your communication skills, they would observe your body language, your way of speaking and your attitude. Even more they would check out your willingness and capability to be a part of TCS. Here HR basically scrutinizes your Resume/CV. They would typically ask questions for those parts of your CV for which you might not provide complete details. So be smart enough. There are whole set of questions which I feel you should analyze before appearing for HR Interview. “Click here”.
This is the final stage of your entire recruitment process. All those who have cleared HR interview would usually be asked for their CT reference numbers during HR Interview (this is not always true). This entire process usually gets over by 8.00 pm but it may also extend up to 9.00pm or 10.00 pm. Finally at the end they would announce the names of selected candidates. And soon by midnight or by next day your Offer Letters would be dispatched. This was especially the case of Mumbai region campuses.
Again this is the elimination round and would be conducted on the same day as that of aptitude. So be prepared, it checks your basic communication skills and grammar. TCS uses a software also known as Touchstone software that does not provide dictionary nor grammar correction and neither the spell checker for Email Writing. Touchstone is where you need to write in your email. So be sure of the word you are writing. You would be given few phrases and based on that you need to write a letter/email. This would be a simple one but there would be a time limit with marks associated with it. Make sure that you use all the phrases as it is in the Email you are going to write because touchstone has algorithm for checking that. Around 10 minutes are allocated for Email-Writing.
These would be enough and nothing more and nothing less. And most of the times these are the only Email writing topics mentioned in above websites that get repeated. So if you are very much worried then just prepare above. This is all about TCS Email Writing.
Firstly the aptitude, it plays an important role for you being selected in TCS. Truthfully speaking TCS provides the simplest aptitude as compared to any other organisations, yet many do blunder here. TCS provides around 80 minutes for 30 aptitude questions which I believe no other company would provide you such great opportunity. For aptitude I myself started preparing from some of the online aptitude materials, I would mention them making you much comfortable to prepare in.
Following are few website that you all must have a look for aptitude preparation: (just click on links to be redirected to exact location)
This I feel would be more than enough for your full proof Aptitude preparation. However one thing that is to be mentioned is that top 5 of the each branch are exempted from Aptitude. This was the case during my recruitment process.
The above websites contain lot of papers from which you can start preparing you aptitude. Instead I would recommend just pick up a paper and start solving it 2 months prior to any recruitment process.
The advantage of this technique is that firstly you would develop your QUANTS that are useful for any company that are coming to your campus.
Further this gives you competitive edge over others and time for preparation for interviews.
Further start studying about general happenings in your respective fields 2 months prior because most often the interviewers would expect from you the happenings of your field. Like for IT people you be prepared for Cloud Computing, Big Data or any other new happening in industry.
Wanna practise aptitude questions @real time, following is the link in the form of Google Forms Aptitude Preparation Questions-Part 1
Please submit the form after completing we would revert back you with correct answers
TCS Recruitment Process:
Hello all welcome for your first step in the journey of TCS recruitment and selection process. Might be TCS would be the first company to your campus or might not but TCS recruitment process would make you well versed about the recruitment process and act as guide for other companies coming to your campus. I would guide you for the entire recruitment process.
Firstly if it is campus based recruitment (i.e. if TCS is coming to your campus), then you would be definitely notified by your Training and Placement Officer (TPO). You need to register yourself on TCS’s recruitment portal.
Go to this page and click on “Register here”. Once done then you click on CAMPUS applicant if TCS in conducting CAMPUS recruitment in your college.
Registration is simple but it is session based, so be quick to fill in your basic details. Ensure that you fill the application form correctly, because this would be used in your entire recruitment process and thereafter in your offer letter of TCS which cannot be changed. Registration would generate two things that is CT number/ID (Registration Number) and password. Once you got registered it would display CT ID which you can note down. However an email regarding CT and password would be sent to you directly to the email id that you have given during registration. Now login.
Before proceeding forward, it would be better if you keep your softcopy of RESUME and a passport size digital PHOTOGRAPH ready which are necessary to be uploaded. Now start filling the application form accordingly. And make sure that after filling the form entirely; do not forget to submit form before the deadline that would be notified by TCS to your email that you got registered during application filling.
Once you have registered for TCS Recruitment process, now wait for the TCS to come for, that is wait for your Placement-Day. Basically in most colleges TCS stretches its recruitment process over 2 days.
Further on Day-1 you would be given pre-placement talk by the HR who visits your colleges. And wonderful facts about TCS would be given to you which is definitely useful for the interviews. Now I would be sharing some of the pre placement tips that I feel that would be sufficient enough to get in through various rounds involved in selection process.To continue reading click one of the above links.