Archive for November 2017

How To Crack TCS Aptitude Test


If you are an engineering graduate, chances are that you are vying for a job at TCS ( Tata Consultancy Services) TCS one of the most renowned management consulting firm, associated with Tata group is an obvious ‘’dream company’’. However cracking the aptitude test is not a child’s play. As is the case for competitive jobs you need to have secured an aggregate of 65%  minimum throughout 10th, 12th and graduation .


Assuming that you have achieved the minimum eligibility criteria, you have to clear the aptitude tests and personal interview before starting as a trainee/probationary period. Below we share a few points on how to clear the aptitude tests :


Study the test pattern : Before embarking on any test – be it semester exams or placement tests, like TCS, studying the pattern of the test is always advisable. It helps in predicting what type of questions you are likely to get asked – and such knowledge will always act as a booster.  The TCS exam duration is 90 minutes . The question paper is divided into 4 section with individual cutoffs. The first is writing/English aptitude,where you have to type an email, following the clues given in a 70 word sentence . The 2nd is Quantitative aptitude These questions will include topics like Numbers System, Ration Proportion, Equation, Profit & Loss, Mensuration, Ages, Permutation and Combination  etc The 3rd section tests your programming and coding proficiency.


TCS has its own syllabus , which you have to cover if you are planning on cracking the technical aptitude test. Download the syllabus from –


Interview Round : After clearing the aptitude tests, comes the interview round. Make sure that you have a sound knowledge about the core subjects of your major/discipline. If you have  a domain or specialization, make sure to read up about the latest developments in that field as much as possible. If possible try to be as good as possible with at least one programming language such as C,  DMS or Java,  as knowledge of programming is always an asset for an engineer.


Preparation : For technical section and HR interview, make sure you be up to date with the syllabus of your Bachelor’s, especially the core subjects. For clearing the quantitative section – going through 12th level maths books such as the ones produced by NCERT will be enough. You can also refer to CAT ( Common Admission Test) preparation books such as Arun Sharma and RS Aggarwal’s books.


All the best!

Benefits of Getting RedHat Certification :


In any profession, relevant certifications count for a lot. The chief value of certification is that they demonstrate a specific set of skills that are relevant or required for certain jobs. Relevant certifications helps one attain a high level of expertise and can therefore be a great resume booster.


If you have plans on embarking on a career of senior system administration then obtaining a RedHat Certification will definitely give you a career boost. Below we list some of the benefits of obtaining this certification. If you want to obtain a career in hardware and networking , system securities  then a RedHat certification is a boost, as it is also known as ‘’Crown Jewel of  Linux Certifications’’.


Greater Efficiency : A RedHat certification definitely boosts your levels of efficiency, as this certification gives you a good idea of how to handle registries and records and also how to arrange and order documentations effectively.


Knowledge of Computer Systems : This certification enables you to operate different types of computer systems, including how to boot different computer systems at different levels, start and stop virtual machines and controlling processes.


How To File Effectively : The RedHat course enables you to create and configure file systems,  such as permission, encryption, access control lists etc.


Basics of System Maintenance : This includes courses on how to deploy, configure and maintain systems such as installation, update and core services.


Become Adept at Systems Security : The RedHat course teaches you the basics of security such as Selinux configuration and basic firewall.
Brainware offers a unique Post Graduate Diploma in Networking Technologies which is uniquely constructed keeping in mind the RHCE ( Red Hat Certified Engineer)  curriculum.

How To Make A Break in Mech Designing Career :


If you are an engineer, with a hidden creative/artist inside you, then specializing in the design field of mechanical engineering can be a great choice! Below we share a few tips on how to secure a career in designing segment of mech engineering !


Develope Basics in Design Software : From your second year of BTech, acquaint yourself with design softwares like CAD ( Computer Aided Design), HVAC design software ( a software used to design indoor software) etc. If possible try to specialize in at least 2 softwares, as firms usually wants specializations.


C for Competitions : Participating in relevant competitions is a great way to boost your resume,  great way of exercising the knowledge you have acquired practically. So if possible do participate in engineering designing contests such as National Design Contest hosted by CADDCentre, Akruti design contests by Dassault systems etc…


Hone ‘’Safety Designing’’ Skills :  The basic purpose of a mechanical designer is to design machines which can be strong, efficient and resilient. So pay special attention on first year relevant modules such as strength of materials which will introduce you to concepts of stress, strains etc. Try to learn concepts of stress through bending to heart. In your 3rd year you will be introduced to machine designing and when you come across factors of safety unit, this prior knowledge will help you.  Learn concepts like designing for fatigue load, designing common machines like crane hooks, springs, bearings etc sincerely.