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Tips for preparing to the Technical Interview

The mere prospect of a Technical Interview can make the best of us a nervous wreck. The reason being a lot of us believing that technical interviews are the scary rounds in the recruitment, where questions on impossible brain teasers, supremely complicated technical problems and coding are to answered on a whim. But in reality, technical interviews are pretty straightforward. Technical interviews aren't there to throw impossible questions at you but to assess your technical knowledge and gauge the way you think. It is true that the stress level will be higher during this round in freshers, who are attending an interview for the first time. But with the right practice and preparation, your technical interview will be a breeze, no matter what your background is. 

  • These are common among employers recruiting for scientific, IT and engineering sectors. They are essentially to asses your knowledge on the technical aspects that are required for the specific role they are recruiting for.

  • Not all questions focus on your technical knowledge, some might be targetted at assessing your problem-solving skills and your ability in numerical reasoning. These type of questions might involve brain teasers and questions on numerical ability.

  • Also not all Technical Interviews happen face-to-face, some might be telephonic and some might be carried on Skype. So, be well aware of the dynamics of the telephonic and Skype interviews as well. 

  • It is advisable that you are aware of different trends and have an understanding of the different technologies present in the industry. They might also want to see how good are you at applying the knowledge you have in a practical working situation.

  • However, they will also want to know how you think, and most importantly how you communicate with the panel during the interview. They will look at how articulate and presentable you are and how good you explain and analyze your role in the present scenario of offering technical assistance to the company.

  • It is not about you giving the correct answer, but it's about how you reach the answer. This is about testing your reasoning and analytical skills, as well as whether you think laterally and creatively.

  • Another thing in the interview will be how well you handle the pressure, whether you will rise above the challenge or crumble under it.

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Kind of questions asked in a Technical Interview:

  • Most job descriptions will certify the set of essential technical skills, and they will want to see those skills work in reality rather than take your word for it. Hence, during the interview, you might be asked to complete a  task, such as writing a code.

  • Remember, during a Skype interview you will be provided with a white screen and are asked to share your screen with them while writing the code.

How to give the interview:

  • While you are giving the interview, be as fair as you can. While advertising your skills in other streams don't go overboard with them. Be honest about your knowledge.

  • Don't come across as too casual or too negative. This might develop an instant wrong impression in the interviewer's head.

  • Always try to answer the question even though how hard it seems and if you can't, say so to the interviewer. It is about communicating the right way than giving the right answer.

  • If you think you've made a mistake, mention it at the end of the interview. Also, tell them how you can answer the question better.

All in all, as long as you're confident, keep your cool and be well prepared, you can tackle those seemingly hard interview questions very easily.


  • When will the results be out?

The results will be out maybe after two to three weeks from the date the interview has been done. These are all general assumptions as TCS never disclosed the dates when the results will be out. 

  • Can we update the resume?

You can update your resume as the portal seems to be still open for changes. But chances are that the interviewers will still have an old version of your resume. 

  • What are the languages to be prepared?

Preparation on C language should be basic. But if you're want to add one more language Java is suggested. Please refrain from letting the interviewer know that you have knowledge on multiple languages. That can lead to the interviewer shooting questions at you that can be quite confusing.

  • Are CSC students more preferred?

No. Having a good knowledge of coding is what's essential and that sometimes can be an advantage to CSC students. But students who are good at the subject are solely preferred. There would be no difference in preferences according to the background. 

  • Will the questions be asked on our project?

There are chances that they would like to know in brief about your project. But remember that they will not ask you to write the code from your project. 

  • What could be the difficulty level of the coding question asked in the Technical Interview?

It will be the same as the level of the question given in TCS Ninja written test. The difficulty level will be moderate and the path of how you write the code is given more attention than the end result that you obtain.

  • Give some tips for students belonging to other streams as well.

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IBPS Clerk VIII notification:

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018 & January 2019.

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP Clerks -VIII). The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Online Preliminary and Online Main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination.

Tentative Dates:

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26.11.2018 to 01.12.2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary

08.12.2018, 09.12.2018,

15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018

Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2018/ January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2019
Online Examination – Main 20.01.2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

Candidates are advised to regularly keep in touch with the authorised IBPS website for details and updates.


  • Nationality / Citizenship: Indian and other waivers (refer the official notification)

  • Age (As on 01.09.2018): Minimum: 20 years  Maximum: 28 years i.e.  a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive). For relaxation in age, refer the official notification.

  • Educational Qualifications:

    • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

    • The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

  • Computer Literacy:

    • Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer  / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

  • Local language: Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

Test Format - Online, Prelims, Mains:

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
  Total 100 100  

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.

Main Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 minutes

The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.

  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Cut-off Score (Online Main examination)

  1. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process.

  2. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment.


  • Candidates can apply online only from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should—

  • Scan their :

    • Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)

    • Signature

    • Left thumb impression (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb. If both thumbs are missing, the impression of one of the fingers of the left hand starting from the forefinger should be taken.

Application Fee:

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM cand

  • Rs. 600 /- for all others

  • Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:

  • Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE.

Detailed notification: for updates


IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the official recruitment agency affiliated with various banks in India, has published the result for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims exam. IBPS had conducted the RRB Prelims exam for Office Assistant post in August 2018.

The IBPS RRB Clerk result or IBPS RRB office assistant result can be accessed from the IBPS official website,

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Result:

Follow these steps to check your IBPS RRB Clerk or Office Assistant results:

  • Step 1: Visit the official IBPS website:

  • Step 2: Click on the result link on the home page.

  • Step 3: Enter your registration details on the next page

  • Step 4: View your result status.

The link for the convenience of the test-takers:

Candidates who qualify the IBPS RRB Prelims exam will have to appear for the IBPS RRB Main examination. The admit card for the IBPS RRB Main examination will be released in September and the Main examination will be conducted on October 7, 2018 (for Office Assistant).

IBPS has already released the admit card for the Officer Scale I Main exam and Officer Scale II and II Single exam.

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CAT 2018: Last date to apply - 5:00 PM, September 19th, 2018

The last date to fill in the online application form for CAT 2018 is 5:00 PM, September 19, 2018.

  • The exam would be conducted by IIM Calcutta this year on November 25, 2018.

  • A registration fee of Rs. 950 would be applicable for SC/ST/PWD category students and Rs. 1900 for General category students.

  • Coloured photographs, Id proof, class 10 and 12 mark-sheet and digital signatures would be required to fill in the application form.

  • Students are advised to keep a saved copy of the filled online application form and the reference number for fees paid for future use. The applications without fees payment would not be considered complete.

  • The admit card would be released on October 24, 2018 and the exam would be conducted on November 25, 2018.

CAT 2018 notification summary:

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CAT 2018 application filling guidelines:

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CAT 2018 official website:

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