TCS has announced its recruitment plans for 2011-2012 and this is surely going to light up your day – it plans to go for a massive recruitment of 60,000 heads in FY 2011-2012, out of which it will recruit about 20,000 in this quarter (July-September) alone. I quote below TCS CEO MD N Chandresekaran in this regard:
"The company during second quarter is expected to hire 17,000 to 20,000 people, The company plans to hire about 60,000 people in the ongoing financial year (2011-12)..”
You can find the details of this news in Times of India article
dated 14th July, 2011 This massive manpower requirement in TCS is because it is chasing 12 large deals in the US, UK and in Europe and additional deals in emerging markets.
Among the 60,000 to be hired, it is expected that bulk of the TCS recruitment (close to 55%) is going to be for freshers and hence this blog post is dedicated to tell you : How to apply to TCS as a fresher? Where is the TCS application form? What is the TCS eligibility criteria for freshers? What is the TCS selection process for freshers? In another blog article titled: TCS Placement papers & Interview Questions I would tell you how to prepare for the TCS selection process.
Bur before that let us know TCS as an organisation – since the knowledge of an organisation always helps to answer those questions in the HR interview.
What is TCS?
Established way back in 1968, Tata Consultancy Service is a pioneer, taking a lead role in establishing the Indian IT Industry. It is now one of the largest private sector employers in India with employee strength of over 2,00,000, having more than 142 branches in over 47 countries. TCS has a very good HR policy, because of which its employee sticks to it – it has one of the lowest attrition rates in the IT industry.
TCS posted 26.7 per cent rise in its net profit at Rs 2,415 crore for the first quarter of FY 2011-12.
TCS Entry Process for Freshers:
There are two ways in which you can apply to TCS as a fresher:
1.0 Campus recruitment mode.
2.0 Direct application mode.
Let us discuss on them in detail.
TCS Campus recruitment for Freshers:
If your college has a campus recruitment tie-up with TCS, than contact TPO (Training and Placement Officer) of your institute who would give you your “Login ID & Password”. You need to use these credentials to log-in and than apply to TCS positions.
For any queries on TCS Campus Recruitment, you can use the toll free number 1800-22-01-00 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your college is a good one and you think it has a good chance of being recognised by TCS for Campus recruitment, may be you would use the above contact number/mail-id to initiate the process.
TCS Direct Application process for Freshers:
If your college does not have campus recruitment tie-up with TCS, than only option before you is to apply for Off-campus TCS recruitment - apply to TCS directly as a fresher.
Eligibilities for TCS fresher recruitment:
Two eligibilities set by TCS for applying directly as a fresher are:
1.0 Min. 60 % in Class X, XII, & Graduation/PG (all semesters including optional subjects).
2.0 Less than 2 years of gap in their academic career.
TCS freshers Entry Level direct application form:
For applying directly to TCS as a fresher for Off-campus recruitment), choose the option “Entry Level – Direct Applicant
” as shown at right in TCS Career home page
As you would find, this direct application form of TCS is for engineers as well as non-engineers and you can choose your option and fill the resultant form. For your convenience, I am giving the direct links for these TCS Freshers form:
Even at this time, while this blog post is being made, TCS Freshers recruitment for Science graduates and diploma holders from the 2011 batch is open. So you can just click on the link above to apply for freshers career in TCS.
After you submit the form, TCS would evaluate the same, shortlist it as per their requirement and let you know about the further selection process – when and where. You should keep checking your mail-id for such TCS notifications.
TCS fresher recruitment process:
The off-campus recruitment process for TCS involves following three stages:
1.0 Written test
2.0 Technical Interview.
3.0 Management and HR Interview.
TCS Test locations for fresher recruitment:
Which cities/towns TCS conducts test for freshers?
You would be able to choose the test locations in your TCS application form. Also you would be intimated about the test venue and date/time by TCS in your mail-id. However following 21 test locations are given, so that you can have an idea:
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur, Trivandrum.
Hope with above information you can apply to TCS as a fresher easily and get that dream job. How to prepare for TCS placement as a fresher? Please visit my next blog article titled: TCS Placement papers & Interview Questions
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