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System Engineer
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
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2 rounds | 1 Coding problems
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Preparation
Duration: 4 months
Topics: Data Structures, Algorithms, OOPS, Dynamic Programming, Operating System, DBMS
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Get a good grasp on data structure and algorithm. 
Tip 2 : Practice more problems of topics like dynamic programming and recursion.
Tip 3 : Practice coding question on different platforms like hackerrank, codechef , hackerearth etc
Tip 4 : Mention some projects in resume.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Students from institutes across India who are completing their academic program in the year 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 are eligible for the CodeVita contest.
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Mentions skills you are confident in.
Tip 2 : Don't Mention anything you are not confident enough to explain or answer questions asked from that particular topic.
Tip 3 : Add projects etc to your resume.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Test
Duration360 minutes
Interview date15 Aug 2020
Coding problem1

The first round of TCS codevita is of 6hrs round with 6 coding questions mainly including the concepts of recursion, map, vectors, arrays, etc based coding questions. There is a window of 24hrs in which you can attempt the test.
Questions were easy, medium, and hard. Most of the questions contain 2-3 subparts that you need to compute to reach the final solution.

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30m average time
70% success
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02
Round
Easy
Video Call
Duration60 minutes
Interview date17 Sep 2020
Coding problem0

The interview lasts for approx 60 minutes. It takes place at about 1:00 in the afternoon. Both technical and the HR round take place in the same interview. The technical questions were mainly from the oops concepts, data structure, DBMS and algorithm, and mainly resume-based.
The HR questions were mainly about the company, willingness to reallocate, personal preference, why to join TCS, further plans etc.
There were 4 members in the panel and all were supportive and gave proper time to think about the solution. Two were for the technical round and 2 for the HR round.

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