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Latest TCS Fresher Job Interview Paper Pattern: 24th-January-2011

1. (1/3) of a number is 3 more than the (1/6) of the same number?

a) 6

b)16

c)18

d)21

Ans: 18

2. There are two water tanks A and B, A is much smaller than B. While water fills at the rate of 1 liter every hour in A, it gets filled up like 10, 20, 40, 80, and 160 in tank B. (At the end of the first hour, B has 10 liters, and the second hour it has 20 liters and so on). If tank B is 1/4 filled of the 10 hours, what is the total duration of hours required to fill it?

a) 12

b) 25

c) 05

d) 27

Ans: 12

3. Samita was making a cube with dimensions 5*5*5 using 1*1*1 cubes. What is the number of cubes needed to make a hollow cube look of the same shape? If we are painting only 2 faces of each cube then how many faces will remain unpainted?

a) 98

b) 104

c) 538

d) 650

Ans: 538

Sol: (5*5*5-3*3*3)=125-27=98*no of faces=98*6=588-(no of sides painted)=588-50=538

4. Middle- earth is a fictional land inhabited by hobbits, elves, dwarves, and men. The hobbits and elves are peaceful creatures that prefer slow, silent lives and appreciate nature and art. The dwarves and the men engage in physical games. The game is as follows. A tournament is one where out of the two teams that play a match, the one that loses gets eliminated. The matches are played in different rounds, where in every round; half of the teams get eliminated from the tournament. If there are 8 rounds played in a knock-out tournament, how many matches were played?

a) 257

b) 256

c) 72

d) 255

Ans: 255

Sol: 2^n-1=2^8-1=255

5. Mr. bean has magical balls 25 pink, 10 green, 31 red, 31 yellow, and 30 purple. He is drenched in rain red, green, and yellow turn into white what is the maximum probability of a pair of the same color?

Ans : 31+31+2 (worst case probability)= 64

6. There is 22 friends (A1, A2, A3….A22).If A1 has to have a shake with all without repeat. How many handshakes are possible?

a) 6

b) 21

c) 28

d) 7

Ans: 21 since the cycle will not form.

7. we are having 54 men doing handshakes in the set what will be the minimum required handshakes for a minimum of 1 handshake?

Ans : {1,2,3,4,5,6,…..54}

Set= { 2,5,8,………..53}

So1 set will be an 18

8. On planet korba, a solar blast has melted the ice caps on its equator. 9 years after the ice melts, tiny planetoids called china to start growing on the rocks. China grows in the form of a circle, and the relationship between the diameter of this circle and the age of china is given by the formula d = 4*v (t-9) for t = 9 where d represents the diameter in mm and t the number of years since the solar blast. Jagan recorded the radius of some china at a particular spot as 7mm. How many years back did solar combustion occur?

a) 17

b) 21.25

c) 12.25

d) 14.05

9. Ferrari S.P.A is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1928 as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles in 1947 as Ferrari S.P.A. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One where it has employed great success. Rohit once bought a Ferrari. It could go 4 times as fast as Mohan’s old Mercedes. If the speed of Mohan Mercedes is 35 km/hr and the distance traveled by the Ferrari is 490 km, find the total time taken for Rohit to drive that distance.

a) 20.72

b) 3.5

c) 238.25

d) 6.18

10. A sheet of paper has statements numbered from 1 to 70. For all values of n from 1 to 70. Statement n says  At least n of the statements on this sheet are false. Which statements are true and which are false?

a) The even-numbered statements are true and the odd-numbered are false.

b) The odd-numbered statements are true and the even-numbered ones are false.

c) The first 35 statements are true and the last 35 are false.

d) The first 35 statements are false and the last 35 are false.

Sol: When

Rule 1: exact ( n-1)th will be true and other will be false

Rule2: At least (first half will be true)

Rule 3: At most (all true)

Example: exactly 40 statement 39th will be valid other than it false

11. If there are 254 barrels out of them one is poisoned if a person tastes very little he will die within 14 hours so if there are mice to test and 24 hours to test, how many mice are required to find the poisoned can?

a) 3

b) 2

c) 6

d) 8

Ans : 2^n > no of barrels

Then n=will be required mice N=8

12. Consider two tumblers, the first containing Water and the next containing coffee. Suppose you take one spoonful of water out of the first tumbler and pour it into the second tumbler. After moving, take one spoonful of the mixture from the second tumbler and pour it back into the first tumbler. Which one of the following statements holds now?

a) There is less coffee in the first tumbler than water in the second tumbler

b) There is more coffee in the first tumbler than water in the second tumbler

c) There is as much coffee in the first tumbler as there is water in the second tumbler

d) None of the statements holds true

Ans: both will be equal

13. Given a collection of points P in the plane, a 1-set is a point in P that can be separated from the rest by a line, that is the point lies on one side of the line while the others lie on the other side. The number of 1-sets of P is denoted by n1(P). The minimum value of n1(P) over all configurations P of 5 points in the plane in general position (that is no three points in P lie on a line) is

a)3

b)5

c) 2

d)1

Ans: 5 same as the given no of points

14. The citizens of planet nigiet are 8-fingered and have thus developed their decimal system in base 8. A certain street at night contains 1000 (in base 8) buildings numbered 1 to 1000. How many 3s are used in numbering these buildings?

a) 54

b) 64

c) 265

d) 192

Ans: 192

Some times base value is change like: 9finger, 1 to 100(base 9)

For 1..100 = 2x

For 1….1000 = 3*x^2

15. Given 3 lines in the plane such that the points of intersection form a triangle with sides of length 20, 20, and 30, the number of points equidistant from all the 3 lines is

a)1

b)3

c)4

d)0

Ans: 4

16. Hare in the other. The hare starts after the tortoise has covered 1/3 of its distance and that is too leisurely. A hare and a tortoise race a circle of 100 yards in diameter. The tortoise goes in one direction and the. The hare and tortoise meet when the hare has covered only 1/8 of the distance. By what factor should the hare increase its speed to tie the race?

a) 30.33

b) 8

c) 40

d) 5

Ans: 30.33

Sol: 1/3, 1/8

3*8=24

(24-3)=21

(21-8)=13

(21*13)/3^2

17. Here 10 programmers, type 10 lines within 10 minutes then 60 lines can type within 60 minutes. How many programmers are needed?

a) 16

b) 6

c) 10

d) 60

Solution: (men*time)/work)

Ans: 10

This type of Qs repeated 4 times for me but the values are different.

18. Alok and Bhanu play the following min-max game. Given the expression N = 9 + X + Y -Z Where X, Y, and Z are variables representing single digits (0 to 9) Alok would like to maximize N while Bhanu would like to minimize it. Towards this end, Alok chooses a single-digit number and Bhanu substitutes this for a variable of her choice (X, Y, or Z). Alok then chooses the next value and Bhanu, the variable to substitute the value. Finally, Alok proposes the value for the remaining variable. Assuming both play to their optimal strategies, the value of N at the end of the game would be.

a) 0

b) 27

c) 18

d) 20

The Qs concept is the same but the equation of Ns is changing.

19. Alice and Bob play the following coins-on-a-stack game. 20 coins are stacked one above the other. One of them is a special (gold) coin and the rest are ordinary coins. The goal is to bring the gold coin to the top by repeatedly moving the topmost coin to another position in the stack. Alice starts and the players take turns. A turn consists of moving the coin on the top to a position I below the top coin (0 = i = 20). We will call this an i-move (thus a 0-move implies doing nothing). The proviso is that an i-move cannot be repeated; for example, once a player makes a 2-move, on subsequent turns neither player can make a 2-move. If the gold

coin happens to be on top when it’s a player’s turn then the player wins the game. Initially, the gold coins were the third coin from the top. Then

a) To win, Alices’ first move should be a 1-move.

b) To win, Alices’ first move should be a 0-move.

c) To win, Alices’ first move can be a 0-move or a 1-move.

d) Alice has no winning strategy.

Ans: d

20. For the FIFA world cup, Paul the octopus has been predicting the winner of each match with amazing success. It is rumored that in a match between 2 teams A and B, Paul picks A with the same probability as As chance of winning. Let’s assume such rumors to be true and that in a match between Ghana and Bolivia, Ghana the stronger team has a probability of 2/3 of winning the game. What is the probability that Paul will correctly pick the winner of the Ghana-Bolivia game?

a)1/9

b)4/9

c)5/9

d)2/3

Ans: 5/9

21. 36 people {a1, a2, …, a36} meet and shake hands in a circular fashion. In other words, there is a total of 36 handshakes involving the pairs, {a1, a2}, {a2, a3}, …, {a35, a36}, {a36, a1}. The size of the smallest set of people such that the rest have shaken hands with at least one person in the set is

a)12

b)11

c)13

d)18

Ans: 12

22. After the typist writes 12 letters and addresses 12 envelopes, she inserts the letters randomly into the envelopes (1 letter per envelope). What is the probability that exactly 1 letter is inserted in an improper envelope?

a)1/12

b) 0

c) 12/212

d)11/12

Ans: b

23. A sheet of paper has statements numbered from 1 to 40. For each value of n from 1 to 40, statement n says At least and of the statements on this sheet is true. Which statements are true and which are false?

a) The even-numbered statements are true and the odd-numbered are false.

b) The first 26 statements are false and the rest are true.

c) The first 13 statements are true and the rest are false.

d) The odd-numbered statements are true and the even-numbered ones are false.

Ans: c

24. There are two boxes, one containing 10 red balls and the other containing 10 green balls. You are allowed to move the balls between the boxes so that when you choose a box at random and a ball at random from the chosen box, the probability of getting a red ball is maximized. This maximum probability is

a)1/2

b)14/19

c) 37/38

d) 3/4

Ans: 14/19

25. A circular dartboard of radius 1 foot is at a distance of 20 feet from you. You throw a dart at it and it hits the dartboard at some point Q in the circle. What is the probability that Q is closer to the center of the circle than the periphery?

a) 0.75

b) 1

c) 0.5

d) 0.25

Ans: d

26. On planet Zorba, a solar blast has melted the ice caps on its equator. 8 years after the ice melts, tiny planetoids called echidna to start growing on the rocks. echidna grows in the form of a circle and the relationship between the diameter of this circle and the age of china is given by the formula d = 4 * sqrt (t – 8)for t = 8 Where the represents the diameter in mm and t the number of years since the solar blast. Jagan recorded the time of some echidna at a particular spot as 24 years then what is the diameter?

a) 8

b) 16

c) 25

d) 21

Ans: 16

27. A sheet of paper has statements numbered from 1 to 40. For all values of n from 1 to 40, statement n says: Exactly n of the statements on this sheet are false. Which statements are true and which are false?

a) The even-numbered statements are true and the odd-numbered statements are false.

b) The odd-numbered statements are true and the even-numbered statements are false.

c) All the statements are false.

d) The 39th statement is true and the rest are false.

Ans: d

28. Alok and Bhanu play the following coins in a circle game. 99 coins are arranged in a circle with each coin touching two other coins. Two of the coins are special and the rest are ordinary. Alok starts and the players take turns removing an ordinary coin of their choice from the circle and bringing the other coins closer until they again form a (smaller) circle. The goal is to bring the special coins adjacent to each other and the first player to do so wins the game. Initially, the special coins are separated by two ordinary coins O1 and O2. Which of

the following is true?

a) To win, Alok should remove O1 on his first turn.

b) To win, Alok should remove one of the coins different from O1 and O2 on his first

turn.

c) To win, Alok should remove O2 on his first turn.

d) Alok has no winning strategy.

Ansif the gold coin is in 3rd position then mark it otherwise leave it

29. Two pipes A and B fill at A certain rate B is filled at 10, 20, 40, 80. If 1/4 of B is filled in 21 hours what time it will take to get filled

Ans: 23

30. One day Alice meets pal and byte in a fairyland. She knows that pal lies on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and tells the truth on the other days of the week byte, on the other hand, lies on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but tells the truth on the other days of the week. Now they make the following statements to Alice – pal. Yesterday was one of those days when I lie byte. Yesterday was one of those days when I lied too. What day is it?

a) Thursday b) Tuesday c) Monday d) Sunday

Ans: a

31. Sudha Patel +> perfume factory

Ans: 2 more cedar

32. A toy train can make 10 sounds sound changes after every 4 minutes now the train is defective and can make only 2 sounds find the probability that the same sound is repeated 4 times consecutively (1 OUT OF__).

a) 16

b) 8

c)12

d) 4

Ans:

(1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2)+ (1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2)*(1/2)=(1/8)

thus 1 out of 8 ans

33. In there is a planet Oz in which there are 36 hrs in a day & 90 minutes in a hrs and 60 seconds in 1 minute it is having the same pattern as our watch. Then what will be the angle between the hour hand and minute hand at 9:40?

a) 29

b) 12

c) 67

d) 98

Ans:29

34. In country x we are having diff types of coins ranging from 64…512. All coins have different integral values the difference between the two coins comes out to be 50% more than the former coin. Then how many coins can be made?

Ans: 6 coins

Sol.64

64*1.5=96

96*1.5=144

144*1.5=216

216*1.5=324

324*1.5=486

The total coin will be 6

35. There is a relation is given which is n/P=195 Where n- no of steps in meters P- pace length These Is a man Shivam he knows his pace length =185cm then what will be the speed of Shivam kmph?

Ans=195*1.85*1.85*60/1000=40.04kmph