I'm sharing my interview experience with Tata Consultancy Services,
There was a coding competition called Codevita, In my BTech 3rd year I have been teamed up with one of my friends and have been shortlisted for the second round. In the next season, it was a single event and I didn't get a chance to pair up with my coding partner, this time I have solved 1 problem and I was not expecting anything.
The problem I have got less number of submissions and it was rated more difficult one, They have called me for an interview at their office on a Saturday for getting a rank below 2000 among 2lakh applicants.
we went to the office and they have given us meal coupons for the day and asked us to wait in an auditorium, there were approximately 20 panels and so many people went inside and most of them came out happily. after waiting for 2 hours, they have called my name and I went.
I have attempted codevita round 2 and solved almost 4 problems,
It was held in the working bay and there were 3 people sitting at the panel.
I went and greeted them, they were smiling and made me feel comfortable, after 1 minute, he asked me my resume and I handed over my resume.
He asked me the following questions:
1. OOPS concepts
3. Find the pebble with different weight He gave me almost 15-20 minutes, I took a piece of paper and tried all the possibilities, at some point, I was halfway through and he gave me a hint to solve the other half.
4.Some basic java programs to print reverse and sort.
5. Print smallest number without using any predefined functions
6. Print smallest number using any predefined functions, I didn't remember any predefined function so used Arrays.sort() and print arr;
HR asked me whether I'm aware of the bond of 2 years or not, I said I know.
He also asked me about the current CEO, I said past CEO, when he pointed it wrong, I have smiled and said that I'm weak in remembering names, he too smiled and said I'm done with my interview.
Attempted Round 2.
After a few days, they have sent me an email stating "Your performance in the previous interview was good so we value your performance and we are inviting you for another interview for a better role and package"
Went to the next level interview, It was a casual discussion, he asked me my interests, hobbies... He also asked the last CEO, this time I remember the present CEO and said the same, he said no. I said him that I actually forgot. he also asked me about my project work and he asked me whether it's implemented in our college or not, I said no, he went deep and asked why not and advised me to try doing that, I said yes. the discussion went on and after a few minutes, he said I'm done with the interview.
Result: Not Placed
At the end, all I had was only the basic package of 3.36LPA