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TCS Aspire Experience

Hey all, most of all who are selected for the TCS now would be wondering what is PRE-ILP training. This is also synonymously called TCS Aspire. I understand after recruitment process you might be depressed again after hearing about quizzes and test that make ASPIRE. Like you all, I too was anxious of what is this training all about, as once I heard from my seniors that ASPIRE is all about quiz and you need to do well to get a good score that would determine your location and batch and all that stuff.

So I thought like me there would be many curious guys and at the same time this curiosity would repeat again the next year where in the fresh recruits would again be anxious. So I thought of putting up this entire process of PRE-ILP training and experience in the form of words, with certain suggestions that should be followed from my point of view. Coming straight to the point and not beating around the bush I pen down my experience. I would be using Aspire and PRE-ILP process synonymously.

First things first, PRE-ILP training process is the well devised methodology that has been introduced by TCS so that the fresh recruits have basic understanding of most of the subjects they have covered during their engineering. It’s basically all IT and Comps Science stuff that you all may have done in your engineering journey. It ensures that people of other background or streams are well versed with IT and computer concepts. One thing needs to be made clear that none of the course are detailed but yet they are complete in sense especially for beginners.

Certain Guidelines:
There are certain guidelines that have been mentioned by TCS for taking Aspire:

  • There is an honour code specified by them that you all need to follow.
  • None of the content should be made available to others.
  • You alone should be the person doing your course without employing any unethical means.

Note: These are not exact wordings instead you check instructions prior to starting the aspire quiz.

Approach and Content of TCS Aspire:
Don’t worry about Aspire; firstly take out your nervousness and anxiousness because this is one thing that ruins once capability and performance. Once you log into TCS portal, launch the campus commune, you would be asked to “click here” and your profile would be shown for the first time which you fill accordingly. Once done with that in the same page there would be button titled “Launch Aspire”. Do not worry you can click the “Launch Aspire”, then it will redirect to page where there would be a link for instructions and FAQ about TCS Aspire. Click for “Ready to take Quiz”. Beware, you first read all the guidelines and FAQ first which tell everything about Aspire and only after that click on “Ready to take Quiz” because the quiz would have around 5 questions and all would be related to the above link of guidelines/instructions/FAQ. This is the course unlocking quiz. However as I have observed it has no marks/score associated with it. Marks in the aspire courses is known as MILES.

Once you complete the quiz, you would be redirected to a page containing the course material. Select the course you want to start. Initially for me there were only two courses being displayed. In each course there would be modules and at the end of each module there would be a quiz. Within the modules there would be sub modules. Now start reading the theoretical content in serious manner. Take it seriously because in quiz there would be any question based on the content you are provided. So once you read all the sub modules within a module, press on the quiz and there would be 20 multiple choice questions to be answered with each question being given 1 minute. For each MCQ, +2 for correct answer and -1 for wrongly answered question. You would be shown the score after each question u answered. So don’t worry about all that stuff. It is not too simple either because you require patience for reading and understanding such huge content. Do not skip the video courses that have been offered in sub modules because some of the questions even come from them. That’s it.

Finally at the end of the all modules there would be “Course Completion Quiz” that would be unlocked only after all module quiz are completed. It is slightly different with 40 questions to be answered with each question being given a minute. Most of the questions are decision based, but you may even encounter fact based. If you perform 100% correct in either of the quiz that is module quiz or Course Completion Quiz, you would be awarded badges. By the way, initially the total score for two courses is 400 miles. Now why are you waiting? Get Set Go ;-p.

Some Important suggestions for TCS Aspire

  • Firstly be prepared and only then give test, you only have two chances.
  • Try to make notes in few lines so that you can relearn just before giving quiz.
  • In case you don’t know the answer you may even skip.
  • Most importantly before giving the quiz you better login to the campus commune and then click ASPIRE once again because most often session expires.
  • If any doubts, do click “Ask Doubts” button it is often helpful. It is present at bottom of page.
  • Most of the sections in first chapter which you would be encountering is based on mostly the operating systems so if you have “Operating System Concepts: Wiley” it would be handy in case you do not understand from the content provided.
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