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TCS Email Writing Test - Tips / Tricks / Study Tips

Discussion in 'Engineering Jobs & Career Advice' started by Kaustubh Katdare, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Kaustubh Katdare

    Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    TCS has introduced an email writing test for all the fresher candidates. We've been getting queries about how to crack the test, tips to prepare for the test. We're dedicating this discussion for all the questions, queries and experience sharing for the TCS email test.

    I'd like someone to write about the format of the test and what exactly is checked by TCS recruiters. We can then come up with strategies to prepare for it.
     
  2. Neda Hashmi

    Neda Hashmi Addict

    Engineering Discipline:
    Chemical
    i asked my friend what the exact question TCS is asking.
    she said that they will give certain terms or group of words which you have to use exactly as it is without any change. and there is word limit that the email must contain more than 70 words. and there is time limit of 10 mins. and also there is permissible limit of mistakes.
     
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  3. durga

    durga Star

    Engineering Discipline:
    Communications
    humble opinion

    Few things are best left aspirant's brain. writing an email?? seriously?
     
  4. Kaustubh Katdare

    Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    I think it's still an important test. Students are never exposed to writing proper emails and I think a lot of them mess up. But I'm still curious to know what they're judging. Students need to be trained on writing professional emails. Testing them without any training is not justified.
     
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  5. durga

    durga Star

    Engineering Discipline:
    Communications
    testing without training might not be a scale for judgment. It might only be a measure to understand how quickly can a student draft sensible email.
    Remember all those same objectives in resume - : seeking a job opportunity with prestigious organisation to fully utilise my potential and contribute to company's growth along with growing personally?". everyone has same statement , like every Miss Universe wanting World Peace and idolises Mother Theressa.
     
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  6. Anoop Kumar

    Moderator

    Engineering Discipline:
    IT
    I would say it's all depends on Company vision.
    Why the hell you want to measure email writing capability of a guy who is going to work in environment of Software Complexity.
    An employee automatically learns these things in a year or two.
     
  7. atul-namdeo

    atul-namdeo Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Mechanical
    I have cleared the TCS written test including with writing a business email. As in Pre-placement Seminar was held in our college one day before campus placement, the TCS M.P. division head Mr. Nikhil had given the seminar and he made it clear that TCS needs an employee with best communication skill, so i think the purpose of that test is to measure that how quickly can a student draft sensible email as well as to see whether he has a good command over his communication skills or not because they have less time and more no. of students.
     
  8. Ankita Katdare

    Moderator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    I think TCS has done away with the email writing test. Anyhow, they make the freshers go through soft-skills training where email-writting sessions are more than an hour long! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Akanksha Gupta

    Akanksha Gupta Enthusiast

    Engineering Discipline:
    Chemical
    i think e-mail writing is to check how fast, short and skilled the person is
     
  10. kratika jain

    kratika jain Newbie

    Engineering Discipline:
    IT
    yeah.. with my opinion it's one of the important part of there interview bcoz with the help of this round they also check candidates thinking ..how they think in dat situation nd in which direction nd they also bound candidate with restiction of words..so by this they check
     
  11. LUCKY(NABEEL)

    LUCKY(NABEEL) Newbie

    Engineering Discipline:
    IT
    SO HOW I COULD PRACTICE
     
  12. MAYUR KUMAR AGARWAL

    MAYUR KUMAR AGARWAL Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Mechanical
    Many students appearing in placements don't even know how to write email.

    this is the reason they are asking to write an email in letter format
     
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  13. MAYUR KUMAR AGARWAL

    MAYUR KUMAR AGARWAL Apprentice

    Engineering Discipline:
    Mechanical
    can you send some models of such emails for different letters like business letter etc.which will be useful for freshers in their placements.
     
  14. Kaustubh Katdare

    Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    There are lot of sample emails available on the Internet if you search. If you want, you can try to write a few emails below and we can then find out what needs an improvement. Let's do this exercise. Write the email below for specific purpose and we'll tell you how can it be improved.

    BUT: Only write original emails. If you copy paste from some source, we will delete it.
     
  15. akritic

    akritic Newbie

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    Is there any restriction of writtng only small letters or capital lerrers in emails.
    Or we can write as per grammar rules.
     
  16. Kaustubh Katdare

    Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    Didn't get what you mean. Can you provide examples?
     
  17. Manonmani K

    Manonmani K Newbie

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electronics & Communications
    I am having tcs interview on coming week in my college.How many marks had e-mail writing section? How many questions should I attend in analytical ability? Because negative marks also considered.
     
  18. Sumanto Ghosh

    Sumanto Ghosh Newbie

    Engineering Discipline:
    Mechanical
    I ! I am a trainer from Kolkata and do guide students for various campus selections. Based on Information gathered from Sesame (the practice website of TCS for campus selection, given access to students at various colleges) here are some tips; There are 2 sections in the test Sec A- verbal ability Test - duration 10 minutes where you need to write an email based on key words provided (50-70 words min {as mentioned in question} and max 100 words {sometimes mentioned in the question}). Section B has Analytical ability Test (duration 80 min) with 30 questions (may include a sodoku puzzle too) where 2 -3 questions carry more marks than the others (marked with a * and mentioned on top of the paper). If you do not press submit button after section A you are automatically taken to Section B with autosave of whatever work you have done. It is always better to press the submit button. Sequence of phrases provided may not be exactly maintained in the email but all phrases / words must be used. The paper is fully tested by computers, including grammar. Generally student possessing 75%+ all throughout (X, XII, BTech till 6th semester and / or the TOP 5 in the class with aggregate above 75%) are exempted from the Section B, but every student has to appear for Section A {this exemption varies from college to college} .
     
  19. Sumanto Ghosh

    Sumanto Ghosh Newbie

    Engineering Discipline:
    Mechanical
    Sample Section A Sec-1.
     
  20. R.Hema Nagadei

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical & Electronics
    I don't know about email writing. how could i crack the email writing test will you please give me instructions.
    Time limit,grammatical mistakes,spellings and how much time taken to complete the email those things are consider or not
     
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