Sample test paper conducted on 2nd March 2008 at LAKSHMANGARH.

TCS PAPER ON 2nd MARCH 2008

TCS conducts an online
test which comprises of three sections.

**Section 1: ENGLISH(40 Questions,20 Minutes)
Section 2:QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE(32 Questions,40 Minutes)
Section 3:CRITICAL REASONING(3 Paragraphs,30 Minutes)**

**SECTION 1:
**This section comprises of 10 synonyms,10 antonymns and 2 comprehensions.

For synonymns and antonyms,refer GRE BARRON'S 12TH EDITION.Also refer to the antonym questions of part two and high frequency word list in any GRE'S edition.

Some of them which i got were:

**ANTONYMS:
**1.)Antithetical

2.)Stupefy

3.)Hidebound

4.)Hedge

5.)Sequestor

**SYNONYMS:
**1.)Celibacy

2.)Equanimity

3.)Moribund

4.)Contumacious

5.)Pandemonium

For comprehensions,just properly attempt any one of the two.And the other one could be done away with guess work.

**SECTION 2:
**1.) Find the result of the following expression- M (737, 7) +R (3.4) +T (7.
7)-R (6.4) if, M denotes modules operation, R denotes round-off, T denotes
truncations?

Sol. 2+3+7-6 = 6

2.)In a city, temperature at noon
varies according to -t^2/6 + 4t + 12, where t is elapsed time. Find the
percentage change in temperature from 3pm. to 6 pm.

Sol.In equation first put t=3,

we will get 25.5........................... (1)

Now put t=6,

we will get 42.............................. (2)

So %change = ((42-25.5)/42)*100)

=39.3

3.)If g(0) = 1, g(1) = -1 and g(n) =
g(n-1)-g(n-2) then calculate g(5).

Sol. Start with g(2) = g(1) - g(0) = -1 - 1 = -2, g(3) = g(2) - g(1) = -2+1 =
-1, g(4) = g(3)-g(2) = -1+2 = 1, g(5) = g(4)-g(3) = 1+1 = 2.

4.)Which shape will be obtained by using these values of X & Y?

X Y

0 0.00001

10 1.02

100 1.72

1000 3.00

9999 4.72

Sol): Y= log10(X)

5.)Find d unit of given expression -
(Force*Distance)/ (Velocity *Velocity)?

Sol. MASS

6.)A can copy 20 pages in 4 hours and A
and B can copy 70 pages in 10 hours. How much time B will take to copy 26 pages?

Sol. A’s 1 hour work =20/4=5 pages , A+B’s 1 hour work = 7 pages So B’s 1 hour
work =7-5=2 pages. Time taken by B to copy 26 pages =26/2=13 hours.

7.) . A, B and C are the mechanisms
used separately to reduce the wastage of fuel by 20%, 30% and 10%. What will be
the fuel economy if they were used combined?

Sol.Method is (80/100*70/100*90/100)*100 = 50.4

So, economy = 100-50.4 = 49.6

8.)What is the largest prime number
which can be stored in 6 bit register?

Sol.61....[(2^n)-1],it gives 64 but the nearest prime no is 61.

9.)How the given string how many Y’s are followed by L that are not followed by PYLYPQMYLPMLYLLYQMYYLQYLPLYAMLYLM Sol. Only count pairs of YL and discard pairs of YLP.ans would be 4 in this case.

10.) Find d singular matrix from a given set of matrices?

a) 2 3 b) 4 16 c) 0 5 d) 9 8

4 5 1 4 1 5 4 5

Sol....b)[det (A) = 0 i.e. ((a11+a22)-(a12+a21)]

11.) Which of the following are
orthogonal pairs? a. 3i+2j b. i+j c. 2i-3j d. -7i+j ?

Sol. The product of slope(y/x) of two equations should be -1.Therefore ans is a
and c.

12.) My flight takes of at 2am from a
place at 18N 10E and landed 8 Hrs later at a place with coordinates 36N 80W.
What is the local time when my plane landed?

Sol. Every1 deg longitude=4 minutes . If west to east add time else subtract
time and measure the longitude form GMT.Since 90 degree=90*4=360minutes=6 hours.
Don’t take into account the value of N and S if any. So the local time of
landing = 2+8-6=4am.

13.)In two dimensional array X(6,9)
each element occupies 4 bytes of memory. If the address of first element
X(1,1)is 3000 then what will be the address of the last element X(2,3) ?

Sol.X(J,K)=Base+w[N(J-1)+(K-1)].This is what i read in DSA where M=6 and N=9.

Therefore...3000+4[9(2-1)+(3-1)]

14.)A power unit is there by the bank
of the river of 900 mtr width. a cable is made from power unit to power a plant
opposite to that of the river and 3000 mtr away from the power unit. The cost of
the cable bellows water Rs5 / mtr and cost of cable on the bank is Rs 4/ mtr.
Find the pt where the cable cut through the
river.

a.2800 b. 3000 c. 2100 b.3900

Sol. Just use simple trigonometry

Ans: 2100(3000-900)

15.) Find d Odd one out? JAVA b.
LISP c. Small talk d. Eiffel

Sol. All other except LISP are object oriented programming languages.

16.) Match the following

1. Male – Boy a. A type of

2. Square - Polygon b. A part of

3. Roof - Building c. Not a type of

4. Mushroom – Vegetables d. A superset of

Sol. 1- d, 2- a, 3- b, 4- c

17.)Which of the following heaving
highest standard deviation?

a. 9,0,9,0,9,0 b. 9,-9,0,9,0,-9 c. 9,-9,9,-9,9,-9 d. 9,9,9,9,9,9

Sol.C, standard deviation is 18(i.e. the difference between two consecutive
terms is highest).

And some questions from bar diagrams and pie charts.

**SECTION 3:
**For this section go through the model test papers of GRE BARRON'S 12TH
EDITION.Please do them.Without them it would be difficult to solve them during
the exam.

**INTERVIEW:
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