TCS Test Pattern :
First let us look at the pattern that is being followed by TCS.
-Quantitative ability-30 Questions(80 minutes)
-Email Writing(10 minutes)
As far as TCS is concerned, they have not changed the pattern for quite a long time. There will be 30 QA questions to be attempted in 80 minutes(2.7 minutes per question). So, do expect the Questions to be slightly tricky. Certain questions will be marked with a star which means those questions carry a higher weightage (and thus higher negative marks if answered incorrect). Negative marking (factor of 0.33) is applicable in the test. You can navigate to any of the given 30 questions during the test. A calculator is also provided (embedded in the test page).Unlike other Companies, TCS tests the Quantitative ability on a wide variety of topics including
Averages, Mixtures and alligations,
Percentages, Profit and loss
Algebra, Ratio and Proportions
Permutation and Combinations,Probability
Time, speed, distance, Time and Work
In this part of the test, you are expected to write an email for the given scenario in the given range in 10 minutes. And you will also be given the keywords to be used in the Email
PlacementSeason.com ’s Expected Cut-Off:
Quantative Ability – 22 attempts with 80% accuracy
Recommended Strategy-Quantitative Ability:
It will be highly difficult to attempt all the 30 Questions. Even though its difficulty level is high, the questions are repeating every year. So, if you are prepared for the previous sample papers of TCS available in the online forums including Placementseason.com 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. And also if you think you can solve the question but it seems to be difficult or calculation intensive then bookmark the question and move on. You can very well come back later to solve such questions. Because solving 10 questions in first 30 minutes will have high impact on your confidence to get back to the difficult questions and solve at least 12 more questions in next 50 minutes. And also use answer options wisely to eliminate them and get to the answer rather than always trying to solve the questions.
Recommended Strategy-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 understands.
Practice Email writing in our Writing Skills Assessment Tool
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Disclaimer: The information provided above is based on the feedback we receive from our users, we don’t guarantee that TCS will follow the same hiring process in their future recruitment drives.