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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
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3 rounds | 3 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 7 months
Topics: Data Structures, Dynamic Programming, OOPS, Computer Networks, System Design
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Do minimum 3 projects
Tip 2 : Prepare every topic of DSA for interview
Tip 3 : Hands on experience in performing MySql commands

Application process
Where: Company Website
Eligibility: Above 6.5 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Be precise and don't bluff
Tip 2 : Learn atleast 2 programming languages
Tip 3 : Do projects on latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Interview rounds
01
Round
Hard
Online Coding Interview
Duration180 minutes
Interview date13 Nov 2020
Coding problem1

Timing: 8 a.m. to 11a.m.
Environment was optimum.
No significant activity.

1. Edit Distance
Moderate
30m average time
70% success
0/80
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You are given two strings 'S' and 'T' of lengths 'N' and 'M' respectively. Find the "Edit Distance" between the strings.

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02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration30 minutes
Interview date10 Sep 2020
Coding problem1

Timing: 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The environment was quite good.
No significant activity.
Interviewers were very friendly. They were behaving like friends.

1. SQL Qusestions

What is the difference between drop and truncate?
How would you sort and display a column of table in descending order?
Create a table with primary key.
Set the marks of student to 50 whose address is Patna ( Table was already provided)

03
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration15 minutes
Interview date20 Sep 2020
Coding problem1

Timing: 3:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Environment was very good.
No significant activity was monitored.
HR was very good and friendly.

1. Basic HR Questions

Why tcs?

What are your expectations?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Problem approach

Tip 1 : Answered yes to relocation questions.
Tip 2 : Told them that I am not interested in studying further.
Tip 3 : I answered honestly on what would I choose my hometown(Patna) for work or my college location(Kolkata).

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