TCS Written Test Syllabus 2018

TCS Syllabus 2018

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Eligibility Criteria

The following is the eligibility Criteria for TCS that you must have –

Age Limit – 18 to 28 years

Educational Qualification :

  • B.E., B.Tech, M.E., and M.Tech. in the following streams, EEE, ECE, IT, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electronics/Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering, Instrument Engineering, Network Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
  • MCA with BSc, BCA, BCom, or BA (with a background in Statistics or Maths)
  • M.Sc in Information Technology or Computer Science

Marks Criteria – An applicant must have atleast of 60% aggregate marks in his class 10th, 12th and Graduation/Post Graduation.

Work Experience – Freshers and graduates with less than 3 years of work experience are eligible.

Written Test Syllabus for TCS

There are 4 sections in the test which are –

  • Quants
  • email Writing
  • C MCQ
  • Coding
Infosys SyllabusQuantsemailC MCQCoding

The Quantitative Aptitude section has 20 questions which have to be answered in 40 minutes. The Programming Language Efficiency section has 20 questions which have to be answered in 20 minutes. Then there are the other two sections, the email writing section also known as the English test and the coding section with one question each. You will have 10 minutes for the email writing section and 20 minutes for the coding section.

Aptitude Test Syllabus for TCS

In this section, you have to answer 20 questions on quantitative aptitude and reasoning in 40 minutes. The pattern for this section has changed a little. Due to the addition of two new sections, the number of questions has come down from 30 to 20 and the time for this section has also come down from 80 minutes to just 40 minutes. There is negative marking in this section. All the questions don’t carry the same weightage. Some questions will be marked with a star will carry a higher weightage.This means that more marks will be deducted if you get these star questions wrong. It’s advisable to only attend these questions if you know the answer for sure. Accuracy is key in this section. Topics to be covered for this section are as follows:

  • Work and Time
  • Series and Progressions
  • Time, speed, distance
  • Equations
  • Reasoning
  • Geometry
  • Arrangements and Series
  • Probability
  • Clocks and Calendar
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Number System and HCF & LCM
  • Percentages
  • Allegations and Mixtures
  • Ratios, Proportion and Averages

Star Questions: Certain questions are termed as star questions. These carry higher weight and also higher negative marking.

  1. 18 normal Questions carrying 1 mark and 0.33 negative marking
  2. 2 star marked questions carry 2 marks and 0.66 negative marking

TCS Aptitude SyllabusQuestionsAvg time to Solve
Work and Time11 mins 10 secs
Series and Progressions1 – 21 mins 40 secs
Time, speed, distance1 – 21 mins 20 secs
Equations0 – 11 mins 35 secs
Reasoning22 mi 20 secs
Geometry1 – 21 mins 10 secs
Arrangements and Series1 – 21 min 50 secs
Probability1 – 21 min 40 secs
Clocks and Calendar1
Permutations and Combinations2 – 31 min 30 secs
Number System and HCF & LCM1 – 21 mins 10 secs
Percentages1 – 21 mins 10 secs
Allegations and Mixtures0 – 11 min 30 secs
Ratios, Proportion and Averages​1 – 21 min 30 secs

Email Writing for TCS

In this section basically you will be given topic of the email details about whom and why you’re writing email and along with this a set of words that you can use in the email.

Example –

Using the following phrases, write an email with a minimum of 70 words as a project leader write an email to the customer Mr Gill Roy explaining the delay to the project.

Payment processing system – Schedule – 10th May (Friday) – Unexpected power outage – 3 days – Overall delay – 7 days – includes recovery of lost work – will not recur


Dear Gill Roy

The project “Payment processing system” was scheduled to be delivered on 10th May (Friday). However, due to an unexpected power outage in our offshore site for the past 3 days, work did not progress as expected. Also, we lost a few of our works as backup systems did not come online. Hence we are expecting an overall delay includes recovery of lost work in the delivery of the project for a maximum of 7 days within which our team will work on the issues. Apologies for the delay and we will ensure that the mistake will not recur in future again.

Thanks and Regards

Tips –

  1. Read the question and understand it carefully
  2. Usage of words (use the keywords mentioned in the question)
  3. Don’t make spelling mistakes
  4. Avoid typing errors and technical jargon (The email should be simple for everyone to read)
  5. Use simple sentences
  6. Pay attention to grammar
  7. Keep the email brief and to the point
  8. Don’t skip any of the given words or phrases


The C MCQ Section has 10 questions and the time given is 20 mins.

The questions asked in the test are generally input/output C MCQ Questions.

Coding or Command Line Arguments

This section is basically coding section but rather than normal coding you have to use command line coding arguments. You can study about command line coding arguments on our Command Line Dashboard.

Rules –

  1. You can compile the code only 10 times.
  2. You will have to get the exact output given in the question.
  3. You have to pass all the test cases.
  4. You cannot use any input functions which are used in C, C++ etc.

TCS Interview Syllabus

There are three parts of TCS Interview –

  • TR Round ie Technical Interview
  • MR Round ie Managerial Interview
  • HR Round ie HR Interview

TR Round –

Questions from programming languages like –

  • C
  • C/Java
  • OOPS concept
  • Technical things mentioned in the Resume

MR Round –

In the managerial round, they will basically test your attitude and behavior. So here, the questions will be situation based where you will be given one scenario and asked to respond or handle the situation. This round is more like a stress interview and also there is a possibility of the panelists checking your technical knowledge. Be calm and confident.

HR Round –

Basic HR Questions like where do you see yourself after 5 years and why do you want to join TCS etc.