An Unknown Indian

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Placements@TCE

Posted by Balachandran on June 4, 2007

Hello folks, placement stuff this time. After 2 weeks of hectic training, the placements started with TCS getting the first slot as usual. They came on May 21, Monday. We had the aptitude test(AT) on 21st. A few had the AT on 22nd as well. More than 500 students cleared the AT and appeared for the interview. This time arround, there was only one interview, Tech and HR combined.

I attened the interview in the afternoon of 22nd. Though I was too nervous initially, I got normal well before I entered the Interview chamber. The interviewers were very friendly and made sure that I was relaxed and only then proceeded with the interview. A few questions that were asked to me:

* What was the opinion of the other students who had taklen the interview?

* Self-introduction.

* Questions on Linux.

* Program to swap without temp variables.

* The above questions using call by reference.

* Implememtation of Heap sort.

* Sorting a given set of numbers using quick sort ( Quick sort could not be applied, actually)

* What is normalisation?

* What are normal forms?

* Do you want to ask any questions?

Luckily I answered many of these properly and ofcourse didnt answer a few. The interview process went for 2 days- that is on 22nd and 23rd. The results were announced at about 7:30 pm on 23rd. 355 students were selected and I was one among them. But the moment was laced with sadness and dejection as well as a few close freinds didn’t make it. Abilash, Bala, Gopi, Mallu, Venami  and others from my dept. My room mate Naveen also missed TCS.

Then, on 25th May, CTS came for the placements. The AT was reportedly tough and only 180 odd people managed to get through. Finally, at the end of the day, results were announced. Again it was a scene of both joy and sorrow. Arun Prasaath, Vins, Mallu and Venami made it. NAveen got it too. But still friends like Bala and Gopi were left. The count for CTS was 66. From then on the count went decresing gradually. Gopi went in to Infy , which took 49 students from 57 who cleared AT. Then it was Caritor which took 38 students and many of my mechanical friends got into it. On june 1st, iNautix visited the campus. Abilash got into it. But the count in it was les than expected- 21 in all and 4 from our dept.

True that there are lot more companies to come. I sincerely pray to the almighty that He should provide the mental strength to those of the remaining to cope with the stress and pressure, if any, and must help them get into one of the companies.

Finally, Congrats to all those who have got placed and my best wishes to others….

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2 Responses to “Placements@TCE”

  1. Congrats !!!
    All the best for dual

  2. taggy said

    placement seasons always bring mixed reactions.If its joy to see yourself or your best friends make it through ,its even more miserable to see your friends missing them :).
    Congrats on your placements though

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