TCS NQT Advanced Coding Previous year Questions

03 January 2023

TCS NQT Advanced Coding Previous year Questions

TCS NQT Advanced Coding Previous year Questions

Q1) Given an array of integers where every element appears even number of times except one element which appears odd number of times, write a program to find that odd occurring element in O(log n) time. The equal elements must appear in pairs in the array but there cannot be more than two consecutive occurrences of an element. 

For example : 

2 3 2 

It doesn't have equal elements appear in pairs 

1 1 2 2 2 3 3 

It contains three consecutive instances of an element. 

2 2 3 1 1 

It is valid and the odd occurring element present in it is 3. 

Enter only valid inputs. 

Sample Input : 

2 2 3 1 1 

Sample Output : 



Q2) Given an array of integers and a sum, the task is to count all subsets of given array with sum equal to given sum. 

Input :  

The first line of input contains an integer T denoting the number of test cases. Then T test cases follow. Each test case contains an integer n denoting the size of the array. The next line contains n space separated integers forming the array. The last line contains the sum. 

Output : 

Count all the subsets of given array with sum equal to given sum. 

NOTE: Since result can be very large, print the value modulo 109+7. 

Constraints : 





Example : 

Input : 

2 3 5 6 8 10 


1 2 3 4 5 


Output : 

Explanation : 

Testcase 1: possible subsets : (2,3,5) , (2,8) and (10) 

Testcase 2: possible subsets : (1,2,3,4) , (2,3,5) and (1,4,5) 


Q3) Before the outbreak of corona virus to the world, a meeting happened in a room in Wuhan. A person who attended that meeting had COVID-19 and no one in the room knew about it! So everyone started shaking hands with everyone else in the room as a gesture of respect and after meeting unfortunately every one got infected! Given the fact that any two persons shake hand exactly once, Can you tell the total count of handshakes happened in that meeting? 

Input Format : 

The first line contains the number of test cases T, T lines follow.  

Each line then contains an integer N, the total number of people attended that meeting. 

Output Format : 

Print the number of handshakes for each test-case in a new line. 

Constraints : 

1 <= T <= 1000  

0 < N < 106  

Sample Input : 

Output : 

Explanation : 

Case 1 : The lonely board member shakes no hands, hence 0.  

Case 2 : There are 2 board members, 1 handshake takes place. 


Q4) For enhancing the book reading, school distributed story books to students as part of the Children’s day celebrations. To increase the reading habit, the class teacher decided to exchange the books every weeks so that everyone will have a different book to read. She wants to know how many possible exchanges are possible. 

If they have 4 books and students, the possible exchanges are 9. Bi is the book of i-th student and after the exchange, he should get a different book, other than Bi. 

B1 B2 B3 B4 – first state, before exchange of the books 

B2 B1 B4 B3 

B2 B3 B4 B1 

B2 B4 B1 B3 

B3 B1 B4 B2 

B3 B4 B1 B2 

B3 B4 B2 B1 

B4 B1 B2 B3 

B4 B3 B1 B2 

B4 B3 B2 B1 

Find the number of possible exchanges, if the books are exchanged so that every student will receive a different book. 


1<= N <= 1000000 

Input Format 

Input contains one line with N, indicates the number of books and number of students. 

Output Format 

Output the answer modulo 100000007. 

Refer the sample output for formatting 

Sample Input : 

Sample Output : 



Q5) You are given a string A and you have to find the number of different sub-strings of the string A which are fake palindromes. 


1. Palindrome: A string is called a palindrome if you reverse the string yet the order of letters remains the same. For example, MADAM. 

2. Fake Palindrome: A string is called as a fake palindrome if any of its permutations is a palindrome. For example, AAC is fake palindrome, but ACD is not. 

3. Sub-string: A sub-string is a contiguous sequence (non-empty) of characters within a string. 

4. Two sub-strings are considered same if their starting indices and ending indices are equal. 

Input Format: 

First line contains a string S 

Output Format: 

Print a single integer (number of fake palindrome sub-strings). 


1 <= |S| <= 2 * 105 

The string will contain only Upper case 'A' to 'Z' 

Sample Input 1: 


Sample Output 1: 


The fake palindrome for the string ABAB are A, B, A, B, ABA, BAB, ABAB. 

Sample Input 2: 


Sample output 2: 


The fake palindrome for the string AAA are A, A, A, AA, AA, AAA 

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