TCS Exam Syllabus 2021 with Free Mock Test

TCS exam syllabus

This article will provide a complete information about TCS exam syllabus long with pattern and academic criteria. Now first have a look on TCS exam criteria.

Academic Criteria

  • Minimum 60% marks required in the first attempt of each of class 10th, class 12th or diploma(if applicable)
  • Minimum 60% required throughout the degree.
  • A maximum of 1 pending backlog is permitted at the time of appearing in selection process and no backlogs at a time of joining.( Backlogs must be cleared within the normal course duration)
  • A gap in studies for up to 2 years is allowed for valid reasons.
  • Candidate must have less than 3 years of experience.
  • Candidates should not attended the interview in the last 6 months.

TCS recruitment process consists of 4 round are as follows:

  1. Online Test
  2. Technical Round
  3. Managerial Round
  4. HR Round

1. Online Test

More than 60% candidate get eliminated in this round. You need a proper strategy and preparation to crack this round.

Exam Pattern and Syllabus: According to latest TCS  exam pattern entire exam is of 90 min and divided into 4 sections which are as follows:


SectionQuestionsTimeNegative Marking
Verbal English1510 MinutesYes
Quantitative Aptitude1530 MinutesYes
Programming Logic (C MCQ)1020 MinutesYes
Coding Ability130 MinutesNo
Total4190 Minutes



  1. Verbal English
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Programming Logic (C MCQ)
  4. Coding Ability


Verbal English: This is very first section, newly added in place of e-mail writing. It consist 15 MCQs, mostly are sentence completions and spotting errors type.

Time limit: 10 Minute

Negative Marking: Yes, -1/3 for each wrong MCQs


  • Completing Statements
  • Spotting Errors
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Synonyms, Antonyms
  • One word Substitutes
  • Verbal Ability


Quantitative Aptitude:  Second section is aptitude which consist of 15 question which have both MCQs and non MCQs. Mostly Questions are MCQs.

Time Limit: 30 Minute

Negative Marking: There is a negative marking of -1/3 for each wrong MCQs and there is no negative marking for non MCQs and marks for non MCQs is 2x of MCQs.


  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratios, Proportion, and Averages
  • Simple Interest.
  • Compound Interest
  • Probability
  • Clocks and Calendar
  • Number System and HCF & LCM
  • Percentages
  • Ratios, Proportion, and Averages
  • Work and Time
  • Series and Progressions
  • Time, speed, distance
  • Equations
  • Reasoning
  • Geometry
  • Arrangements and Series

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Programming: This section consists of 10 questions Based on C language, C++ and DSA. Most of MCQs are based on output of C programs.

Time limit: 20 min

Negative Marking: Yes, -1/3 for each wrong MCQs


Coding : The last section is a real time programming. Consist of single program question where you need to print the output. It is only for student not BCA and BSC

Choice: C / C++ / Java / Perl / Python 2.7

Time Limit: 30 min

Negative Marking: No

Sample questions for Coding are as follows: 

Q1. Write a code to check whether no is prime or not. Condition use function check() to find whether entered no is positive or negative ,if negative then enter the no, And if yes pas no as a parameter to prime() and check whether no is prime or not?

  • Whether the number is positive or not, if it is negative then print the message “please enter the positive number”
  • It is positive then call the function prime and check whether the take positive number is prime or not.


Q2.  Checking if a given year is leap year or not?

Q3. Sample Program to print all integers using command line arguments ?

Q4. Calculate length of the hypotenuse of right angled triangle? 

Q5. Write a C program to convert binary to decimal using command line arguments ?


2. Technical Round

Candidate who pass the online test will be called for technical Interview. In this round questions are based on programming, operating system,Data structures and Algorithms, DBMS, Polymorphism, Linked, OOPs. Also be ready for puzzle questions or even write to code.


3. Managerial Round

In this round interviewers ask questions related to your projects,hobbies, achievements, family background, general questions to check your confidence, leadership quality and time management skills. Some time you were provided by some situation to check how you response.

4. HR Round

Very few where rejected in HR round. In this round there are some basic HR question like


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