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Name: TCS Placement Paper
Date: 26 Jan 2010

 (Mathematics, English)

1. (38 x 142) ÷ (4096) =?
1) 337.25
2) 269.8
3) 490
4) 84.3125
5) None of these
2. 3 + 33.3 + 3.03 + 333 =?
1) 666
2) 636.33
3) 372.33
4) 672.66
5) None of these

Related: TCS NQT All Previous Year Question & Sample paper with Solution 

3. (17.52)2 =?
1) 280.9504
2) 290.5904
3) 306.9504
4) 280.5904
5) None of these
4. (37% of 2370) – (41% of 2105) =?
1) 13.85
2) 12.56
3) 13.10
4) 12.15
5) None of these
Directions (Q. 5-14): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words. It is a 5 that Communists are opposed to economic reforms. The fact of the life is that Communists are the most 6 fighters for economic reforms, the reforms that lead to self-reliant and democratic economic development with social justice. To term the market-oriented changes as reform is a 7. The development strategy 8 under Structural Adjustment and dictated by the World Bank, IMF and WTO is a strategy for the 9 development of capitalism under which the working people, who are the main productive force, are made 10, kept unemployed, thrown out of jobs, and so on. It has no social relevance. In the phase of globalization, no country can develop in 11 and entry of the foreign capital can not be12 altogether. Integration with world economy has to ensure the free and speedy 13 of the national economy. Foreign capital has to be allowed in the areas where we really need huge investment, which our resources cannot meet, and where we need technology, not available in the country. Economic14 should not mean license for plunder by MNCs.
1) problem
2) mysticism
3) curiosity
4) misconception
5) mistake
1) liberal
2) demanding
3) strident
4) detrimental
5) horrible
1) misnomer
2) terrible
3) danger
4) tragedy
5) shame
1) reached
2) verified
3) assembled
4) hurled
5) envisaged
1) westernised
2) unfettered
3) gross
4) accumulated
5) astounding
1) labourers
2) culprit
3) redundant
4) escapists
5) icons
1) unison
2) liberalisation
3) coalition
4) association
5) isolation
1) forced
2) loaded
3) denied
4) stated
5) scrutinised
1) development
2) empowerment
3) unity
4) mobilization
5) cohesion
1) growth
2) potential
3) strategy
4) reforms
5) vitality

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Directions (Q. 15-24): Given below are two passages. Read them carefully and answer the questions given below them.
Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
Passage – I
Americans have a variety of superstitions like walking under a ladder, a black cat crossing your path and the number 13, none of which seem to have a logical reason for being. However, there are no serious taboos attached to them. Individuals may have an array of sensitivities based on their personal beliefs. If you do offend someone inadvertently, a sincere apology will usually go a long way toward making amends. The one sensitivity that almost all Americans have is about slights to their country. Either complaining about the US or expressing an attitude that your culture is superior can cause Americans to take offence. Americans do possess a great deal of culture arrogance, and think that their way is the only right way. They think that the US is the best place on earth, otherwise why would everybody by trying to get here? Whether you agree or not, remember that you are a guest in the US and it would be rude for a guest to insult his host
15. Which of the following can be presumed about Americans regarding superstition?
1) It is a cultural custom for them to believe in superstitions.
2) They can satisfy you by placing arguments about the validity of superstitions.
3) Americans cannot justify their adherence to superstitions.
4) Americans are highly superstitious people.
5) None of these
16. If you offend an American inadvertently, a sincere apology will
1) take a long time to repair the damage.
2) not necessarily by enough to amend it.
3) be turned down.
4) succeed in making amends.
5) None of these
17. Americans feel usually offended whenever there is a(n)
1) argument posed before them.
2) rude remark against their culture.
3) threat to their sovereignty.
4) attack on their religion.
5) None of these
18. What makes the Americans feel that their country is the best in the world?
1) mad rush of people from other countries to America
2) the best facilities available there
3) their culture and custom which they feel is the best in the world
4) the economic superiority of America
5) None of these
19. What is the antonym of the word inadvertently as given in bold in the passage?
1) intentionally
2) occasionally
3) unwittingly
4) avowedly
5) adroitly

Passage – II

Population is one resource that never depletes and is a living development parameter. But it is at times interpreted as a hindering factor for development. This happens because population is both a consumer and producer. There are two schools of thought. One which treats population as a resource, and the other as a burden to the society. The truth, in fact, lies somewhere in between. The interplay of factors responsible for population growth and those for development decide the resourcefulness of population.
20. Why is it said that population is one resource that never depletes?
1) because other resources deplete
2) because population is an ever-increasing phenomenon
3) because population is seen as a resource
4) because it is an easily available commodity
5) None of these
21. Why population is at the same time treated as a resource and also as a burden to the society?
1) because population is the creator and at the same time it is also the user
2) because a less number of people are engaged in production and a large number of people are dependent on it
3) because population is not always a producer but it is always a consumer
4) when the growth of population is checked it is a resource and when it increases rapidly it is burden to the society
5) None of these
22. The resourcefulness of population can be decided by
(i) skilled manpower (ii) scale of development (iii) population control measures (iv) scale of population growth
1) All of the above
2) Only (i), (ii) and (iii)
3) Only (i) and (iii)
4) Only (ii) and (iv)
5) None of these
23.Which of the following is true in context of the passage?
1) It is not necessary that the population always grows.
2) Population is burdensome.
3) Most of the natural resources are exhaustible.
4) Population is a big consumer and a meager producer.
5) None of these
24.What will be the synonym of the word depletes as given in bold in the passage?
1) disappears
2) sustains
3) worsens
4) evades
5) reduces
25. – 65 x39 + 335 =?
1) – 849225
2) – 2200
3) – 2870
4) 2870
5) None of these

ANSWERS :  1. (1)   2. (3)   3. (3) 4. (1)   5. (4)   6. (3)   7. (1)   8. (5)   9. (2)   10. (3)   11. (5)   12. (3)   13. (1)   14. (4)   15. (3)   16. (4)   17. (2)   18. (1)   19. (1)  20. (2)   21. (1)   22. (3)   23. (3)  24. (5)   25.(2)

C, C++ Language Paper

1. The C language terminator is
(a) semicolon             (b) colon             (c) period             (d) exclamation mark

2. What is false about the following -- A compound statement is
(a) A set of simple statements                                 (b) Demarcated on either side by curly brackets
(c) Can be used in place of simple statement           (d) A C function is not a compound statement.

3. What is true about the following C Functions
(a) Need not return any value                                 (b) Should always return an integer
(c) Should always return a float                              (d) Should always return more than one value

4. Main must be written as
(a) The first function in the program                         (b) Second function in the program
(c) Last function in the program                               (d) Any where in the program

5. Which of the following about automatic variables within a function is correct ?
(a) Its type must be declared before using the variable                             (b) They are local
(c) They are not initialized to zero                                                           (d) They are global

6. Write one statement equivalent to the following two statements: x=sqr(a); return(x);   Choose from one of the alternatives
(a) return(sqr(a));                                                         (b) printf("sqr(a)");
(c) return(a*a*a);                                                         (d) printf("%d",sqr(a));

7. Which of the following about the C comments is incorrect ?
(a) Comments can go over multiple lines
(b) Comments can start any where in the line
(c) A line can contain comments with out any language statements
(d) Comments can occur within comments 

8. What is the value of y in the following code?
if(x=6) y=7; 
else y=1; 
(a) 7             (b) 0             (c) 1             (d) 6

9. Read the function conv() given below
conv(int t)
int u; 
u=5/9 * (t-32);
What is returned
(a) 15             (b) 0             (c) 16.1             (d) 29

10. Which of the following represents true statement either x is in the range of 10 and 50 or y is zero
(a) x >= 10 && x <= 50 || y = = 0                                                     (b) x<50
(c) y!=10 && x>=50                                                                         (d) None of these

11. Which of the following is not an infinite loop ?
(a) while(1)\{ ....}                                                                         (b) for(;;){...}
(c) x=0;                                                                                        (d) # define TRUE 0 
                                                                                                        do{ /*x unaltered within the loop*/ ...
                                                                                                        .....}while(x = = 0); while(TRUE){ ....}

12. What does the following function print?
func(int i)
if(i%2)return 0; 
else return 1;
int =3;
(a) 3             (b) 1             (c) 0             (d) 2

13. How does the C compiler interpret the following two statements

(a)  p= p+x;                 (b)  p=p+xq=q+y;                 (c)  p= p+xq;                 (d)  p=p+x/q=q+y;
                                                                                                                        q=q+y; q=q+y; 
For questions 14,15,16,17 use the following alternatives:
a. int     b. char     c. string     d. float

14.     '9'

15.     "1 e 02"

16.     10e05

17.     15

18. Read the following code
# define MAX 100
# define MIN 100
else if(x<MIN)
if the initial value of x=200,what is the value after executing this code?
(a) 200             (b) 1             (c) -1             (d) 50

19. A memory of 20 bytes is allocated to a string declared as char *s then the following two statements are executed:
what is the value of l ?
(a)20             (b)8             (c)9             (d)21

20. Given the piece of code
int a[50];
int *pa;
To access the 6th element of the array which of the following is incorrect?
(a) *(a+5) (b) a[5] (c) pa[5] (d) *(*pa + 5} 

21. Consider the following structure:
struct num nam
int no;
char name[25];
struct num nam n1[]={{12,"Fred"},{15,"Martin"},{8,"Peter"},{11,Nicholas"}};
printf("%d%d",n1[2],no,(*(n1 + 2),no) + 1);
What does the above statement print?
(a) 8,9             (b) 9,9             (c) 8,8             (d) 8, unpredictable value

22. Identify the in correct expression
(a)a=b=3=4; (b)a=b=c=d=0; (c)float a=int b= 3.5; (d)int a; floatb;a=b=3.5;

23. Regarding the scope of the varibles;identify the incorrect statement:
(a) automatic variables are automatically initialized to 0                 (b) static variables are are automatically initialized to 0
(c) the address of a register variable is not accessible                   (d) static variables cannot be initialized with any expression

24. cond 1?cond 2?cond 3?:exp 1:exp 2:exp 3:exp 4; is equivalent to which of the following?
(a) if cond 1
exp 1;
else if cond 2
exp 2;
else if cond 3
exp 3;
else exp 4;

(b) if cond 1
if cond 2
if cond 3
exp 1; 
else exp 2;
else exp 3;
else exp 4;

(c) if cond 1 && cond 2 && cond 3
exp 1 |exp 2|exp 3|exp 4;

(d) if cond 3
exp 1;
else if cond 2 exp 2;
else if cond 3 exp 3;
else exp 4;

25. The operator for exponentiation is
(a) **             (b) ^             (c) %             (d) not available 

26. Which of the following is invalid
(a) a+=b             (b) a*=b             (c) a>>=b             (d) a**=b 

27. What is y value of the code if input x=10
if (x==10)
else if(x==9)
else y=8;
(a)9             (b)8             (c)6             (d)7 

28. What does the following code do?
fn(int n, int p, int r)
static int a=p;
case 4:a+=a*r;
case 3:a+=a*r;
case 2:a+=a*r;
case 1:a+=a*r;
(a) computes simple interest for one year                     (b) computes amount on compound interest for 1 to 4 years
(c) computes simple interest for four year                    (d) computes compound interest for 1 year 

How many times does the loop occurs?
(a) infinite                 (b)5                 (c)4                 (d)6

30. How many times does the loop iterated ?
(a)10                 (b) 2                 (c) 5                 (d) None of these

31. What is incorrect among the following
A recursive function
(a) calls itself                                         (b) is equivalent to a loop
(c) has a termination condition               (d) does not have a return value at all 

32. Which of the following go out of the loop if expn 2 becoming false
(a) while(expn 1)\{...if(expn 2)continue;}                                         (b) while(!expn 1)\{if(expn 2)continue;...}
(c) do{..if(expn 1)continue;..}while(expn 2);                                    (d) while(!expn 2)\{if(expn 1)continue;..\}

33. Consider the following program
unsigned int i=10;
How many times the loop will get executed
(a)10                 (b)9                 (c)11                 (d) infinite

34.Pick out the odd one out
(a) malloc()                     (b) calloc()                 (c) free()                 (d) realloc() 

35.Consider the following program
int a[5]={1,3,6,7,0};
int *b;
The value of b[-1] is
(a) 1                 (b) 3                 (c) -6                 (d) none

36. # define prod(a,b)=a*b
int x=2;
int y=3; 
the output of the program is 
(a) 8                 (b) 6                 (c) 7                 (d) None

37.Consider the following program segment
int n,sum=1;
case 2:sum=sum+2;
case 3:sum*=2;
If n=2, what is the value of sum
(a) 0                 (b) 6                 (c) 3                 (d) None of these

38. Identify the incorrect one
(a) 1 only                 (b) 1&3                 (c) 3 only                 (d) All of the above

39. The format specified for hexa decimal is
(a) %d                 (b) %o                 (c) %x                 (d) %u

40. Find the output of the following program
int x=5, *p;
(a) 5                 (b) 6                 (c) 0                 (d) none of these

41.Consider the following C code
int i=3,x;
int func(int n)
static sum=0;
The final value of x is
(a) 6                 (b) 8                 (c) 1                 (d) 3

42. Int *a[5] refers to
(a) array of pointers             (b) pointer to an array             (c) pointer to a pointer                 (d) none of these

43.Which of the following statements is incorrect
(a) typedef struct new
int n1;
char n2;

(b) typedef struct 
int n3;
char *n4;

(c) typedef union
int n5;
float n6;
} UDT;

(d) #typedef union 
int n7; 
float n8;

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