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Selection Process
Level 1 - Written Test- Aptitude Test (1 hour)
C Programing Test (1 hour)
Level 2 - Written Test- Technical Round
Level 3 -  HR Round
Level 4 - C.E.O Round
Position Details
Position: Fresher
Designation: Test Engineer
Work Location: Hyderabad
CTC :2,16,000 PA
Eligibility Criteria
·         Must have 70 
% and above throughout the academics.
·         Candidate should be interested to work on TESTING.
·         No pending backlogs.
·         Candidate should possess good technical skills from academics.

                                Company Profile
Established in: June 2003
Company Type: IT services provider
Speciality: Independent software testing services Provider
Presence: Global (US & India)
Client countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
No. of Employees: 400+
Core strengths: 1.Quality Testing Services
                         2. Experienced Professionals
                         3. Integrity
                        4. Access to Top Management
                        5. IP Protection (Client security)
                        6. Team work
Achievements: 
·         Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2013 & 2012
·         Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2012
·         Second Best Indian SME in the IT/ITES sector in 2010.
Key Persons: Murali Bollu, CEO
                        Chandra Kant, Senior Vice President-Sales & Marketing
                        Lakshmi Ajit, Senior HR Manager
Services: Functional Testing,Regression Testing,Web services testing,Mobile Applications testing,SAP Testing, Test Automation,Performance Testing,Security Testing

Industries served: Banking, Insurance & Finacial Services (BFSI),Healthcare,Retail,Education,
Airlines, Telecom

Factfile: Tech Mahindra

                                                                              Factfile
                                   Tech Mahindra

Status: A Top Indian multinational IT company 
Parent Company: Mahindra Group
Origin: 1986
Services : IT,  Business consulting, Networking Technology, BPO
3 Pillars of philosophy : a) Accepting no limits, b) Alternative thinking and c) Driving positive change.
Headquarter: Pune
No.of employees:107,200 (As on June 2016)  
No.of countries: 90
Clients: 800 +
Industries served: Retail Banking, Corporate Banking & Insurance,communication,energy utilities,Healthcare, Manufacturing,Retail,Sports,Travel & Logistics,Entertainment,Media etc...
Revenue: 4.2 Billion US Dollars (March 2016 ending)
Notable Acquisition: Satyam Computers in 2009; merged in 2012.
Key Persons: Anand Mahendra,Chairman 
                       Vineet Nayyar, Vice Chairman  
                      CP Gurnani, CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra


TCS Fact file-2016

Dear Aspirants
As we get closer to the Day of reckoning, the focus must be sharper and smarter . Of course, on better analysis. Look objectively into the information related to TCS as a company and service provider. Understand how a certain information or Data could be used in any of your answers/responses in the Interview.   That will help you to demonstrate your intent and capability in a powerful way.
Remember that simply knowing about the company is not enough, but using specific pieces of information effectively is important in real time

                                       Tata Consultancy Services (TCS )   
                                                Fact sheet       
  • India’s largest Software company that offers IT services, consulting and outsourcing business solutions.
  •  Part of the Tata group, one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates and most respected brands.
  • Established in 1968 as a division of Tata Sons Limited. TCS Ltd. got incorporated as a separate entity on January 19, 1995.
  •  No. 1 IT/Software company in Asia as per market capitalization, Revenue, Manpower and Exports.
  • World's 10th largest IT services company in terms of revenue.
  • Ranked in Forbes list of World’s Most Innovative Companies by securing the 64th rank.
  • Became the first Indian company to cross the Rs 5 lakh crore mark in market capitalization and thus, becomes the most valuable company in the country.
  • TCS is placed among the ‘Big 4’ most valuable IT services brands worldwide.
  • In Jan 2015, TCS becomes India’s most profitable company by overtaking Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • World’s 1st company to achieve an enterprise-wide Maturity Level 5 on CMMI and P-CMM based on SCAMPI,the most difficult assessment methodology.
  • Offers a consulting-led integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™ (GNDM™), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development.
  • Part of the Tata group, one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates and most respected brands.
  • Total revenue : 16.5 Billion Dollars (for year ending 31st March 2016)
  • Listed on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange in India.
  •  Total employees (worldwide) : over 3 Lakh (3,62,079) till March 2016.
  • Presence in no. of countries: 46 countries.
  • No of Subsidiaries: 61
·         Tagline: Experience Certainty  

Note: This stands for its confidence in maintenance of standard practices for achieving assured growth. Experiencing certainty with TCS means that one can expect a certain outcome on results, partnership and leadership.

Awards & Accolades:

·         TCS Recognized as Global Leader in Digital Services for Second Consecutive year by Everest Group

·         India’s Most Innovative Company in Forbes Annual List-2016
·         Sponsoship of Singapore Marathon extended in 2016.
·         ignio™ Wins AIconics Award for Best Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Application at AI Summit
·         TCS Ranked Number One on the 2016 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Top 100
·         TCS Wins Oracle Excellence Award for OPN Cloud Program Solution: PaaS Partner of the Year
Mission:
  • To help customers achieve their business objectives by providing innovative, best-in-class consulting, IT solutions and services
  • To make it a joy for all stakeholders to work with us
 Values:
  • Leading change
  • Integrity
  • Respect for the individual
  • Excellence
  • Learning and sharing
    Services:
   New services :
   Industries (clients):
    Leadership Team:

Disclaimer: The above Information is to help you use them as inputs for Interview preparation.
Use the above information judiciously and in a manner that shall reflect your genuine and sincere attempt to know about the company and also to be a part of it.
And use them as differently as possible while responding in Interviews.

 For details, visit www.tcs.com



TCS HR/MR Interview Questions & Tips

Cracking Interview is not like cracking the code of the Human genome.
 It is much simpler...and more personal
It all begins with understanding your own self ...
It is important to have a clearer understanding of the process, expectations by analyzing expected situations/scenarios /questions.
Since the primary purpose of any Personal Interview is to find out how a candidate manages/conducts himself in the interaction, it is important to present ideas clearly, confidently and imaginatively.
Points to remember:
1.   Interview is not just a Question-answer session, rather an interaction to find out how a candidate is suitable /fit for an expected job/role.
2. It’s more or, less an interactive process. Hence, one must enjoy conversation.
2.   Make interview process personalised by focusing on the achievements, activities, responsibilities, strengths etc.
3.   Response is more desirable than an answer.
4.   Learn how to be our natural self, rather than being looked as a Programmed Robot.

Find below ideas/techniques/suggestions that are meant to be just inputs .
Remember, there is no answer that is the best or worst.
Answer on your own, by analyzing the question and keeping in view the expectation of the Interviewer.
Showcase that little’ Extra thing’ that makes you different from others.
Your responses must reflect  your uniqueness, personal beliefs, focus,passion, values and hence, avoid giving stereotyped answers.

The following questions along with the tips are simply guidance material to bring you clarity, focus and ease while preparing for an interview.
Do n’t focus just on questions. Rather, focus on showcasing your skills, demonstrating your strengths and displaying your Attitude.

1. Tell me about yourself/introduce yourself
Tips:
·          Always begin with your name and present status/designation (In your case it should be your name and present year and place of your study)
·         If the Interviewer already has addressed by your name, then skip your name.
·         Then, talk about your academic credentials, including your achievements(Your marks/grades/courses/certification)
·         Moving on, mention your co-curricular and extra- curricular accomplishments (Projects/paper presentations or publications/Internship etc.)
·         Then, talk about your strengths, followed by hobbies/interests
·         Clearly say your vision/ambition(Keep it restricted to Software sector, preferably with TCS)
·         And, finally close by saying that with the above skillset and accomplishments you think you are suitable for the Job
Points to remember:
·         Don’t mention your weaknesses unless you are specifically asked.
·         Minimize references to personal details (family,siblings etc.)
·         You must always try to be different from the others
2.   Your favourite subject     (Expected in TR /HR)
Tips:
·         Always answer spontaneously, without any delay.
·          Name a subject of your interest and say why it is relevant or its’ place in your Engineering discipline or in general.
·         Be analytical while answering this one.
·         You could refer to its interesting nature or scope for further studies/ research/application or any other reason that may demonstrate your ability to analyze, see future opportunities and your research interest/aptitude etc.
3. Why IT/software Industry?
Tips:
Mention reasons such as huge opportunities, challenging jobs, fast growing sector
·         Say that, It is the largest employer in service sector
·         Say that, It offers a wide spectrum of technology platforms to work on,
·         Focus on a new , exciting sector/platform of your choice that has growth potential
·         That, it does not make any distinction between an IT graduate and a non-IT graduate
·         That you have the required skillsets to match the requirements, including Programming
·         For Non IT/CSE students, add that your specialisation in your respective engineering disciplines could add value, specifically to related projects/areas/services.
4. Are u ready to work anywhere or any specific place you would love to work?
Tips:
·         Give a categorically positive answer that you have no specific place in mind, any place will do...
·          Rather say that right now, your focus is on getting an opportunity to work in reputed company like TCS.
·         If the Interviewer insists that you name any place of work, do so by choosing a place away from your present place or your state. Choose a place outside your state. By doing so, you may be able showcase your risk-taking ability, that you love facing challenges, that you would like to work with people from unfamiliar cultures, languages and habits.
5. Your plans for Higher studies?
Tips:
·         Say that you are open to higher studies to be able to do better as a software professional, but quickly add that only if TCS permits to do so while still working.
·         This will demonstrate your willingness to learn
·         Say that you would like to go for higher study to gain knowledge about newer technologies, any challenging course, related to software field...
·         Don’t say that you would like to a course in fashion design or Law or music.
.
6. Tell me about your project?
Tips:
·         You could start with the title of the project; mention the broad area and most importantly why you made it your project.
·         Then, mention the platform /technology used
·         Mention the objective/purpose
·         You could then talk about the results/findings or intended applications (preferably in realtime)
·         May also include your experiences including challenges,hurdles, or learning opportunities
7. What are your future plans?
Tips:
·         Always say that you want to be software professional, strictly not any other job.
·         Mention any specific area of interest/ technology platform on which you want to work (choose an area that might be relevant/available @ TCS)
·         Say that you would like to go for positions within the organization with independent responsibilities or, Leadership roles.
·         Anything that sounds achievable and credible (Don’t announce grandiose plans)
·         Be tactful, not truthful
·         You may have your real plans for the future, But it is not the right time to discuss about that.
·         Even if the Interviewer insists that you are good and suggests you to look beyond software, say a polite thanks for complimenting you, but say firmly that it’s only TCS that you are looking at.

 8.      Why do you want to join TCS?
Tips:
·         Say that it’s the biggest employer, huge portfolio of service areas, exciting projects, world-wide presence,
·         That it provides opportunities for aspirants from all places, urban or rural
·         That it has presence in many sectors, multiple technology areas, mention one or two new technology platforms like Cloud, Digital space, Mobile computing or, Big Data etc...
·         That it rewards meritocracy and allows employees equal opportunities for growth.
·         Most importantly , mention any project /Technology /sector in TCS  that you  are  interested to work in and why ?
9.      What is the most challenging thing you achieved till today?
  Tips:
·         Sound credible, believable.
·         Mention a real life incident that is related to your professional area, that is in fact a learning experience.
·         Say why it was challenging and how did you face it.(Here you need to analyze and find out skills/qualities that you might have used in tackling the situation)
     10. Where can we see you in 5 years?
Tips:
·         Say that you would preferably be in a more professionally challenging assignment, such as as a Team lead or a Project leader or on an abroad assignment within TCS
·         Say one that is achievable, measurable and credible.
·         Never exaggerate or  mention unrealistic goals
11.      Are u aware of the bond?
Tips:
·         Say yes, and that you have no objection to it.
·         If they ask you why you sign this, say that an opportunity to be a part of a reputed company like TCS is good enough a reason for signing up the bond.
·         And that you believe that TCS is going to provide you the best possible professional growth opportunities.                                                                                                                      
 12.      What about salary?            
Tips:
·         Say that you have knowledge of the fact that you are entitled to a fixed, pre-determined pay and one that you find acceptable and attractive.
·         Quote the exact figure as is indicated in the notification from Placement cell.
·         In addition, say that right now your focus is on the job and to get an opportunity to be a part of TCS family.
13. Would you like to be manager or  a Leader
Tips:
·         May say that you would like to be both. Because, as a manager you will get opportunity to control a group or a set of entities to accomplish a goal while as a Leader you can influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute towards organizational success.
·          Say that managers can display leadership qualities. Conversely, leaders can be good managers.
Below find some qualities of leaders and managers
Attributes of a Leader:
1.     Studies, and develops ideas and principles
2.
     Innovates
3.
     Resourceful and looks for solutions to problems
4.
     Empathetic with a focus on people
5.
     Inspires trust among stakeholders
6.
     Understands the big picture
7.
     Superior listening skills
8.
     Courageously challenges the state of affairs, and asks why and what can be improved
9.
     Looks for opportunities to develop strengths
10.
  Develops a following
Attributes of a Manager:
1.     Administrates
2.
     Accepts the status quo
3.
     Pragmatic in accepting trends and events, but goes no further
4.
     Focus is on control, structure and systems
5.
     Has a linear perspective – only follows what’s at the end of her/his nose
6.
     Asks a limited set of questions – just how or when?
7.
     Acts like a chameleon or imitator of other managers
8.
     Perceives threats
9.
     Minimizes weaknesses
10.
   Manages subordinates but has few, if any, devotee


14. Would you prefer to be a Team player or a Team Lead
Tips:
·         Always say both. But one after the other.
·         Means, say that you want to be a team player first, learn to know the team and the expectations of others, know the required interpersonal skills and then readily accept leadership position as and when offered.
·          Tell that you believe that a good team player would make a better leader.

15. Qualities you like or dislike in others
Tips:
·         Always focus on qualities of traits, do not Individuals.
·         You may mention general dislikes such as lethargy, cunningness, being untrustworthy, betrayal,, lack of mannerisms, lack of team play etc. in others,
·         In case of likes, mention qualities that reflect your honest expectation in others like, simplicity, helping nature, friendliness, time management, sincerity, empathy etc.
16. The best compliment and the worst criticism
·         Regarding compliment say anything from a real life situation,preferably about a quality you demonstrated. 
·         Be modest while saying your compliment, don't sound pompous(don't brag/boast) 
·         Don't sound cynical.always say how you handled the criticism.

17. Tell me about the biggest mistake you have made in your life?
Tips
·         Admit a mistake , say that you have made one
·         Admit something as a mistake from a real life incident, mostly from a professional point of view(may be related to a skill/ certification/ activity)
·         never say that the mistake relates to your choice of course(In your case, Engineering or your Branch)Take some specific situation and analyze and bring out the mistakes.
·         The Interviewer is trying to find out if you have learnt from your past mistakes or not and if so , how have you corrected them .so give out steps you have taken to rectify the mistake as well as not repeating those.
·         Simply, they want to assess your ability /willingness to learn
18. The biggest challenge you have ever faced so far?
·         This question is intended to test your ability face situations with confidence and strength of character and conviction (belief)
·         Describe a specific technical/interpersonal  challenge you faced and how did you overcame it
·         Don't make generalized statements, but choose specific activity/area/issue.
·         Don't make direct reference to anybody and don't sound negative.just raise an issue that was challenging and not easy handling.say nevertheless you tried and handled it positively ,without any ill feeelings.
·         Always use practical and believable steps while justifying how you handled the challenge
19. About your weakness?
·         Always admit that you have one. But try to put a positive spin onto the weakness by picking up ones that are actually somewhat positive qualities.
Example:
·         I am so particular about details that during an activity/function that I organize along with my friends, I end up demanding a lot from them, that puts lots of pressure on my friends.
·         That I am too straight forward ,that puts me in awkward situations during group interactions. I must learn to diplomatic.
·         While organizing functions /any event, I get so much involved that I neglect other activities including food ,rest and family .
·         That I am so much involved in my work that I neglect my friends and family.

However, the above examples are indicative of positive things being branded and projected skillfully as weaknesses, allowing the candidate the chance of not revealing too much about his weak areas.


20. What is your dream job?
·          Stick to the area for which you have applied (in your case Software or IT, if TCS)
·         Say with some degree of passion that  so and so is your dream job. That you want to be part of a reputed company such as the company we are being I interviewed for(TCS).
·         But do not go overboard or sound flattering. Simply say that you are honest. Then be little analytical and find out reasons to support your preference.
·         You may say growth opportunities- to be in leadership positions where a you can make a lot of change to others lives,
·         You may want to work in a challenging work environment with more responsibilities
·         Be very clear about your long term thinking before answering this question
21. Do you want to ask the Interviewer a question?
     
  Sample questions could be like the following:


·         Sir, what about opportunities for higher education while in TCS.
·         What does TCS actually expect from its newly-joining freshers??
·         What actually happens during the training?and after the training??
·         How about overseas assignments?
·         About career progress and growth

Whatever be your question, it must reflect a genuine interest for TCS that you need to show and your sincerity and eagerness to be a part of it. 
Also, It must demonstrate your willingness to learn and know new things.

 22. YOU ARE FROM MECHANICAL/ECE/EEE/EIE. WHY SHOULD WE TAKE YOU IN OUR COMPANY THAT IS AN IT ONE?
·          Always say that you deserve to be there as You have fulfil the desired requirements in terms of skills-both technical and Interpersonal.
·         say that you have basic programming skills, logical thinking, analytical skills, problem solving skills etc. to prove your point.
·         Then, say that because of your core background, you will bring added value to your work as TCS is involved in offering IT consulting services to many sectors/areas like manufacturing,electronics,telecom,power etc.
·         Again, if you know that TCS is involved in any project or area or platform (from your core branch) you may mention so and justify.
Important :All the above ideas are just for helping you prepare better and not be directly . Try to be as natural as possible in your responses in the Interviews