Anshuman’s experience of Tech Mahindra


Anshuman Harichandan – OEC, Bhubaneswar (2013 – 2017)
Tech Mahindra.

Hello Everyone!!

I am Anshuman Harichandan, a student of Computer Science and Engineering branch of Orissa Engineering College, BBSR. I feel very lucky to be sharing my experience on this website.

Before I begin, I would like to thank Anukampa Madam for being the perfect guide to me. The way she made me understand the basics of programming, the logic behind every program and all the interview related conceptual questions with examples was commendable. I would also like to thank Sumit Sir for motivating me to open up my mind and getting rid of all the nervousness and fear while facing an interview.

 I hope my interview experience would be beneficial for all.

The recruitment process of Tech Mahindra consists of 4 round:-

  1. Written Round
  2. Story Writing
  3. Technical Interview
  4. HR Interview


It consists of 75 questions to be answered in 50 minutes.

Written is divided into 7 modules:

1. General English 1 [nearly 10 questions].
2. General English 2 [nearly 10 questions].
3. Quantitative [nearly 11 questions].
4. Reading Comprehension [nearly 07 questions].
5. Reasoning paragraph [nearly 11 questions].
6. Verbal Reasoning [nearly 21 questions].
7. Non-verbal Reasoning [nearly 5 questions] [only figures analogies].

Do not leave any questions as there is no negative marking, the only thing you need to manage is TIME.
The sectional cut-off is there, so try to attempt at least 60 percent of paper , you will clear written test easily.

Practising from the R.S. Agarwal book would be enough.


The second round is story writing based on a given image which will be done immediately after one clears the written round on the computer. You will be given an image on the computer and you are supposed to write a story in 15 minutes.

Practice well before going to exam. Be careful with ” Grammar, Punctuation, Capital letters” and mainly the image must be in sync to the story what you have written.


It was a one-to-one interview and I was asked the following questions,

  1. Tell me something about yourself.

    Introduce yourself in the best possible manner and if prepared thoroughly, then mention your academical strengths.

  1. What is PERL? (related to my project)
  2. Basic LINUX commands.(Because I mentioned OS as my subject of interest)
    1. How to use vi editor? Explain.
    2. How to create a file?
    3. How to make a directory?
    4. How to know in which directory you are working on?
    5. How to compare two files?
    6. How to copy contents of one file to another?
    7. How to remove a directory?
    8. How to create a file of ‘0’ bytes?
  1. What is a trap and trapdoor?
  1. What is time-stamping?
  1. How comfortable are you in programming?

    I replied I am good in programming.

  1. Write a program to check if a number is even or odd and explain?
  1. Write a program to print the pattern and explain?


        2  3

      4  5  6

This brought an end to my technical interview.


Candidates were called in a group of 10-12 for the HR interview. There was only one HR sitting there.

Questions asked were basically,

  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. Why CSE? (Depends on your branch, for non-IT students it was like why Mechanical and why IT)
  3. Any questions about the company? (Ask at least one question for good impression)

Thank you and all the best for your interview.

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