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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
TCS CodeVita Overview
3.
Why participate in CodeVita 2024?
4.
Eligibility For TCS CodeVita
5.
TCS Codevita Registration 2024
6.
Code Vita Rounds
6.1.
Round 1(Pre-Qualifier)
6.2.
Round 2 (Qualifier)
6.3.
Round 3 (Finale)
7.
TCS CodeVita Syllabus
8.
TCS CodeVita Preparation 2024
9.
Top Topics to Prepare for TCS CodeVita Exam
10.
How to clear CodeVita?
11.
Rewards
12.
Frequently Asked Questions
12.1.
What is TCS Codevita?
12.2.
Is there any registration fee for TCS Codevita?
12.3.
How many rounds are there in TCS Codevita?
12.4.
Who is eligible for TCS Codevita?
12.5.
What are the rewards for TCS Codevita?
13.
Conclusion
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TCS Codevita

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Introduction

TCS Codevita is one of the largest coding competitions organised by TCS for the engineering students of India. It is a 24-hour long online coding competition consisting of 3 rounds. 

Preparation of TCS Codevita

The students can participate in TCS Codevita only once in their lifetime. Since it is a global level competition, the difficulty level is hard.

Source: www.tcscodevita.com

The winner of TCS Codevita gets the “World’s Best Coder” title and prize money of $20,000.

This article will discuss the rounds, syllabus, and preparation for TCS Codevita.

Let’s get started.

TCS CodeVita Overview

TCS One of the top providers of IT services worldwide, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), is the organizer of the esteemed international coding competition CodeVita. CodeVita is an initiative that was started in 2012 with the goal of finding and recognizing gifted programmers worldwide and giving them a stage on which to demonstrate their coding abilities. 

Thousands of professionals and students from a variety of fields, including computer science, engineering, and mathematics, compete in this challenge. Teams or individuals compete to find solutions to a series of difficult programming challenges in the allotted time. 

There are several competition phases in CodeVita, including online rounds and a grand final that takes place at TCS headquarters. The competition's tasks include a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, data structures, algorithms, and problem-solving techniques. 

Cash awards, certificates, and chances for internships or full-time jobs at TCS are given to TCS CodeVita winners. Participants benefit greatly from the competition's educational opportunities and networking opportunities, which improve their coding abilities and prospects for employment in the IT sector.

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Why participate in CodeVita 2024?

Participating in CodeVita 2024 offers numerous benefits for aspiring programmers. Firstly, it provides an excellent platform to showcase coding skills and problem-solving abilities on a global stage, allowing participants to compete with peers from around the world. Moreover, CodeVita serves as a gateway to potential career opportunities with TCS, as successful participants may secure interviews and even employment with the company.

Eligibility For TCS CodeVita

Typically, undergraduate and postgraduate students from engineering, science, and related disciplines are eligible to participate in TCS CodeVita. The competition welcomes participants from various academic backgrounds who possess a passion for coding and problem-solving. Detailed eligibility criteria, including academic requirements and other qualifications, are usually outlined in the official competition guidelines provided by TCS.

TCS Codevita Registration 2024

Interested individuals should stay updated through official TCS communications and website announcements for registration guidelines and deadlines. The registration process typically involves online registration through the official CodeVita website, where participants provide necessary personal and academic information to complete their registration.

Code Vita Rounds

There are three rounds in TCS Codevita-: Pre-qualifier, Qualifier and Grand Finale.

From the below image, you can get an idea of the modes, the number of questions and the total time of the three rounds of TCS Codevita.

RoundsModeNo. of QuestionsTotal Time
Pre-qualifierOnline66 hours
QualifierOnline88 hours
Grand FinaleOnline1010 hours

An interview follows each round of TCS Codevita; you can advance to the next round only if you pass the interview. The interview is conducted solely based on your previous round, in which you are asked questions based on the answers and techniques you used in the last round. There is no guarantee that you will be qualified for the next round if you have solved all of the questions or will not be qualified if you have only solved three questions; it depends entirely on the programming techniques you use and your interview.

Round 1(Pre-Qualifier)

You are given a six-hour online coding challenge to complete within a 24-hour window at your convenience. Achieving a commendable rank in this round greatly increases the likelihood of securing an interview opportunity with TCS.

Round 2 (Qualifier)

Students who are selected from Round 1 will be eligible to participate in Round 2. In this subsequent stage, participants will have a six-hour window to tackle more challenging questions compared to those in Round 1. Securing a favorable rank in this round not only offers the potential for salary increases but also opens doors to assignments in cutting-edge technology projects.

Round 3 (Finale)

Participants will receive invitations to a TCS Campus for this round, with TCS covering expenses for participants from countries outside India. The top three performers have the opportunity to win USD 20,000 as a reward for their outstanding performance.

TCS CodeVita Syllabus

There is as such no defined syllabus for TCS Codevita. However, you can expect 0 to 4 questions from the below-mentioned topics.

After studying the topics mentioned above, you can also study condition statements, operators, time complexity, space complexity, data types, exception handling, frameworks etc.

Below is a topic-wise analysis of each topic.

Topic

Difficulty Level

Importance

ArrayHighHigh
StringHighHigh
StackHighMedium
QueueHighMedium
Linked ListHighHigh
TreeHighMedium
GraphHighMedium
MapHighHigh
Dynamic ProgrammingHighMedium
Greedy AlgorithmHighMedium
BacktrackingHighMedium
RecursionHighMedium

 

Next, we will discuss how to prepare for TCS Codevita.

TCS CodeVita Preparation 2024

For preparing for TCS Codevita, one of the most important things is to have a basic knowledge of Competitive Programming. You must know at least one programming language to code in. Below mentioned languages are allowed in TCS Codevita-

Most participants prefer C++ and Java.

First, we will discuss tips and strategies for preparing for the online coding rounds.

  • Learn any programming language.
    If you use C++, make sure to have your concepts cleared of STL (Standard Template Library).
    If you use Java, make sure to have your concepts cleared of Collections in Java.
  • First, prepare essential topics like an array, string, stack and queues as there is a high chance of getting one question from these topics.
  • After preparing the vital topics, prepare basic standard algorithms. Sometimes, standard algorithms are asked in the form of questions. You just need to identify the algorithm from the problem statement.
  • Since some problems can be implementation based, practice developing your logic. Start from the brute-force approach and then move to optimise them.
  • After completing the above steps, you can study the standard complex algorithms and prepare topics like dynamic programming, graphs, greedy algorithms and backtracking. Study these topics only when you prepare the essential topics and basic standard algorithms.

In the online coding round, remember the following points-

  • The TCS Codevita window will be active for 24 hours. You can choose any 6 hours suitable to you for round 1.
  • Try to complete at least 1 question as it will gain you a chance for a call of the interview round.
  • If you solve 2 to 3 questions, it will be the best thing to happen.
  • It will be great if you solve more than three questions, but doing so may land you in trouble in the interview round.
  • The final and the most crucial point is not to copy code from anywhere. TCS checks plagiarism. So, make sure not to copy as copying will disqualify you from TCS Codevita. 

If you follow the above tips and strategies, you will definitely get an interview call after 30-40 days of round 1. 

Next, we will discuss some tips and techniques for the interview round.

  • For the interview round, the first thing you need to do is prepare to explain your code well. The interviewees will ask you about your code in the online coding round. So, you must know the explanation of each line.
  • Prepare the topics in which you attempted the questions in the online coding round. For example, if you tried the question of string manipulation, then you must have a deep understanding of strings.
  • Prepare basic core subjects like DBMS, Operating System and Data Structures.
  • Go through your resume once before appearing for the interview.

In the interview, remember the following points.

  • Be presentable, go in formal attire.
  • Suitably introduce yourself.
  • Be confident. Do not panic or feel any kind of nervousness or pressure.

If your interview goes well, then after 30-40 days, you will receive mail for round 2.

Top Topics to Prepare for TCS CodeVita Exam

To excel in the TCS CodeVita exam, consider focusing on the following top topics:

  • Data Structures: Master concepts such as arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. Understand their operations, traversal techniques, and applications in problem-solving.
  • Algorithms: Study various algorithms including searching, sorting, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, and graph algorithms like BFS, DFS, Dijkstra's algorithm, and more.
  • Problem-solving Skills: Enhance your ability to analyze problems, devise efficient algorithms, and implement solutions using programming languages like C, C++, Java, or Python.
  • Mathematical Aptitude: Strengthen your mathematical foundations in areas such as number theory, combinatorics, probability, permutations, and combinations. Practice solving mathematical problems efficiently.
  • Competitive Programming Techniques: Learn strategies for optimizing code, handling edge cases, and improving time and space complexities. Practice solving coding challenges on platforms like Codeforces, CodeChef, HackerRank, and LeetCode.

How to clear CodeVita?

In order to do well in TCS CodeVita, candidates need take a diverse approach: 

  • Strategic Preparation: Understand fundamental programming languages such as C, C++, Java, and Python. Also, improve your knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and problem-solving strategies. 
     
  • Regular Practice: Complete coding challenges on reliable sites like Codeforces, LeetCode, and HackerRank on a regular basis. Practice questions specific to the competition can also be found on TCS's CodeVita portal. 
     
  • Good Time Management: Throughout the competition, hone your skills in effectively managing time. Give yourself enough time to understand the issue statements, come up with the best algorithms, and put the solutions into action in the allotted amount of time. 
     
  • Collaborative Efforts: To increase productivity when working in teams, develop effective communication with teammates, take use of group strengths, and divide work well.
     
  • Iterative Improvement: After problem-solving, evaluate your answers carefully, identify potential areas for improvement or optimization, and improve the efficiency and readability of your code.

    You may improve your chances of winning TCS CodeVita and making a lasting impression on the other team by implementing these strategies and dedicating yourself to dedicated practice and preparation.

Rewards

  • If your round 1 goes well, you will probably get an offer for the Ninja Profile at TCS with an annual salary of 3-4 LPA.
  • If your round 2 goes well, you will probably get an offer for the Digital Profile at TCS with an annual salary of 7-8 LPA.
  • If you pass the grand finale, the top three winners will receive total prize money of $20,000 and a great job offer at TCS.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TCS Codevita?

TCS Codevita is one of the largest coding competitions organised by TCS for the engineering students of India. It is a 24-hour long online coding competition consisting of 3 rounds. The students can participate in TCS Codevita only once in their lifetime. Since it is a global competition, the difficulty level is hard.

Is there any registration fee for TCS Codevita?

No, participation in TCS Codevita is entirely free. Neither TCS nor your university will charge you any amount.

How many rounds are there in TCS Codevita?

There are a total of three rounds in TCS Codevita-: Pre-qualifier (Round 1), Qualifier (Round 2) and Grand Finale (Round 3). An interview will follow each round.

Who is eligible for TCS Codevita?

For 2022, the students who graduated in 2020 and 2021 or will graduate in 2022-2025 from any branch can participate. But the minimum age of the candidate must be 18 years.

What are the rewards for TCS Codevita?

  • If your round 1 goes well, you will probably get an offer for the Ninja Profile at TCS with an annual salary of 3-4 LPA.
  • If your round 2 goes well, you will probably get an offer for the Digital Profile at TCS with an annual salary of 7-8 LPA.
  • If you pass the grand finale, the top three winners will receive total prize money of $20,000 and a great job offer at TCS.

Conclusion

In this article, we went through the preparation of TCS Codevita. We have discussed the syllabus, topics and complete process for TCS CodeVita. Preparing for TCS CodeVita requires dedication, practice, and strategic planning. Through consistent problem-solving, algorithmic thinking, and mastering programming languages, participants can enhance their skills and confidence. 

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