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What is TCS-NQT

TCS NQT is a National Qualifier Test conducted by TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) in order to recruit candidates from a wide variety of areas.
Each candidate who completes the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) gets an NQT Score. Now with that NQT Score, you can apply to any company that recognizes the NQT Score and put your NQT registration number and score in the job application form of that company so you don't have to give an Aptitude Test for that company again, your NQT Score is Enough.

About TCS National Qualifier Test:
• NQT (Cognitive Skills) is a prerequisite for all the tests.
• The validity of the NQT score is of two years.
• Candidates are eligible to apply on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal with an NQT score.
• NQT exams are conducted in both online and offline modes.

About NQT
NQT (Cognitive Skills) is a General Ability Test that assesses a candidate in the following areas:
• Verbal Ability: This section assesses English grammar, appropriate usage of the same, and reading comprehension.
• Reasoning Ability: This section assesses identifying words and numeric patterns, problem-solving, figural and factual analysis, decision-making, propositional reasoning and visual-spatial reasoning.
• Numerical Ability: This section assesses number systems, arithmetic, elementary statistics, data interpretation.

Note:
The score of this test will be called as NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Academic Criteria:- UG, PG and Diploma students in their pre-final and final year of study.
    Student with any degree and specialization.

  2. Batch:- Year of Passing 2017,18,19,20,21,22,23

  3. Backlog Criteria:- 1 Active Backlog is allowed time of appearing for the Exam.

  4. Percentage Criteria:- 60% throughout in X / XII / UG / Diploma / PG.

  5. Eligible Streams:-UG / PG – All Streams

  6. Education gap:- Overall Gap in Academic Career not to exceed 1 years

  7. Experience Criterion:- Freshers with less than 2 years of experience can apply.

  8. Age Limit:- Minimum age is 18 while maximum age is 30


Registration Process

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Step by step procedure to apply for TCS NQT:

Following is the step-by-step process to register for “TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)”:

Step 1: Click on “REGISTER NOW” button on the “TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)” page.

Step 2: Log in with your TCS iON Digital Learning Hub credentials, if you are an existing user.OR:
Sign up if you are a new user by clicking on “Create Account”, and enter all the required details. Once you have completed the sign up process, you can proceed with the TCS NQT registration process.

Step 3: Fill in all the required details once the registration page opens.

Step 4: Click on “Submit” to complete the registration.

Step 5: You will receive a successful registration message on your registered email ID/mobile number.

Step 5: You can view the registration details from ‘View Details’ on the “TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)” page, and if required, edit your “Registration Form” on or before the registration closure date.


Paper Patten

Section Name Total Questions Time Limit
Numerical Ability 26 Questions 40 mins
Verbal Ability 24 Questions 30 mins
Reasoning Ability 30 Questions 50 mins
Programming Logic 10 Questions 15 mins
Hands on (Coding 1) 1 Question 15 mins
Hands on (Coding 2) 1 Question 30 mins
Total 92 Questions 180 mins

Varients of TCS-NQT

TCS NQT Variants

NQT

  • NQT (Cognitive Skills)
    • Price: Rs. 599/-
    • Assesses the cognitive ability
    • Most of the corporates use cognitive ability as a part of their initial screening and selection process.
 
  • Attitudinal Alignment NQT (Psychometric Test)
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assesses personality traits and behaviours relevant to the workplace
    • Most of the corporates look for certain personality traits that are relevant for a job role, while they hire.

Industry NQT

  • Information Technology
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assesses your awareness of the IT industry
    • Developer, Programmer, System Analyst, Software Tester and Quality Assurer, Network Administrator, Business Analyst job roles in IT Industry
    • Salary range of INR 3 to 6 Lakhs PA
 
  • Banking and Financial Services
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assess the understanding of industry specific processes, practices and operations in banking and financial services
    • Financial Analyst, Financial Advisor, Financial Counsellor, Personal Financial Advisor, Credit Analyst, Investment Banker, Data Analyst, Customer Service Representative in any Industry
    • Salary range of INR 2 to 7.5 Lakh PA

Subject NQT

  • IT Programming
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Evaluation of knowledge and application of programming concepts
    • This score proves your programming capabilities and your ability to learn any programming language as per the job requirements. Most IT companies consider this as a mandatory skill.
  • Basic Computer Skills
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Test your knowledge and skills in Computer literacy
  • Accountant
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Measure, process and communicate the financial information of a Business or Organisation
    • Accounts Executive, Account Operations Officer, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Auditor, Operations Account Executive in ANY Industry
    • Salary range of ₹ 1.5 to 7.5 Lakhs PA
  • Financial Markets and Services
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Financial Analyst, Financial Advisor, Financial Counselor, Personal Financial Advisor, Credit Analyst, Investment Banker, Data Analyst, Mutual Fund Agent, Customer Service Representative in any Industry
    • Salary range of INR 2 to 7.5 Lakhs PA
  • Digital Marketing
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Test your knowledge in online marketing strategy, analytics and brand building on digital channels
  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Skills in Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Business Development Executive
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Test your knowledge in Business Development
  • Big Data on Cloud
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Test your knowledge in Big Data on Cloud
  • Machine Learning
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Assess your ability to design, implement and maintain Machine Learning (ML) solutions
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Understanding different AM processes
  • Wealth Management
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Anyone aspiring for job roles related to Wealth management can apply
  • Financial Derivatives
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assess your knowledge in Financial Derivatives

NQT Bundle Pack

  • IT Career Readiness Pack
    • Price: Rs. 999/-
    • Cognitive and Programming Skills requirements of many IT Companies
  • BFS Career Readiness Pack
    • Price: Rs. 999/-
    • Cognitive and accounting skills requirements of many banking and financial companies


Reference Books

Subject

Book Name

Author and Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerical Ability

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Author: R S Aggarwal

Publisher: S Chand Publishing

Quantitative Aptitude for Common Aptitude Test

Author: Arun Sharma

Publisher: McGraw Hill Publications

Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude 

Author: Disha Publications

Publisher: Disha Publications

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Author: Rajesh Verma

Publisher: Arihant Publications

Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability 

Author: Pritiyogita Kiran, KICX

Publisher: Kiran Prakashan











 

Reasoning Ability

A new approach to Logical Reasoning

Author: R.S. Aggarwal

Publisher: S Chand Publishing

Logical Reasoning for Common Aptitude Test

Author: Arun Sharma

Publisher: McGraw Hill Publications

Reasoning Ability for Competitive Exams

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

A New Approach to Reasoning

Author: B.S. Sijwali and

Indu Sijwali 

Publisher: Arihant Publications

Reasoning Ability Exam Goalpost Practice Workbook

Author: Nishant Ranjan DT Editorial Services

Publisher: DreamTech Press







 

 

Verbal Ability

 

Objective General English

Author: R.S. Aggarwal and Vikas Aggarwal

Publisher: S Chand Publishing

Objective General English

Author: S.P. Bakshi

Publisher: Arihant Publications

Word Power Made Easy

Author: Norman Lewis

Publisher: Goyal

High School English Grammar and Composition Book

Author: Wren and Martin

Publisher: S Chand Publishing

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Author: Capt. AK Kalia

Publisher: Wiley Publications 






 

 

Programming Logic

Let Us C

Author: Yashvant Kanetkar

Publisher: BPB Publications

The C Programming Language

Author: Brian W. Kernighan / Dennis Ritchie 

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Let us C++

Author: Yashvant Kanetkar

Publisher: BPB Publications

Object-Oriented Programming with C++

Author: E Balagurusamy

Publisher:  McGraw Hill Publications

Starting with Programming Logic and Design

Author: Tony Gaddis 

Publisher: Pearson Publications






 

 

 

 

 

Data Structures

Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy

Author: Narasimha Karumanchi 

Publisher: Careermonk Publications

 

Data Structures Through C in Depth

Author: Deepali Srivastava S.K. Srivastava 

Publisher: Generic

 

Introduction to Algorithms

Author: Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson.

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. 

 

Data Structures with C

Author: Seymour Lipschutz 

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education

 

Data Structures through C

Author: Yashavant Kanetkar

Publisher: BPB Publications

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Systems

 

 

Operating System Principles

 

Author: Silberschatz 

Publisher: Wiley

Operating Systems

Author: William Stallings

Publisher: Pearson Education

Modern Operating Systems

Author: Tanenbaum

Publisher: Pearson Education India 

 

Operating System Concepts 

Author: Abraham Silberschatz 

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

 

Operating Systems

Author: Achyut Godbole and Atul Kahate 

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education







 

 

Coding

Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy

Author: Narasimha Karumanchi 

Publisher: Careermonk Publications

Cracking the Coding Interview

Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Publisher: CareerCup

Elements of Programming Interviews

Author: Adnan Aziz

Publisher: Self Published

Beginner’s Step-By-Step Coding Course

Author: DK

Publisher: DK

Coding Interview Questions

Author: Narasimha Karumanchi 

Publisher: Career Monk


FAQs

Eligibility FAQs:

Question: What is TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)?
Answer: TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) is an Ability Test that assesses a candidate's competencies and skills. Each candidate who completes the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) gets an NQT Score. The NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score is applicable for all industries and job roles. The TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) is planned to be conducted every quarter. Candidates can take the tests again to improve their previous scores, if desired. There are four Variants - NQT (Cognitive Skills), Attitudinal Alignment NQT (Psychometric Test), Industry NQT and Subject NQT.
Question: When and how many times will TCS NQT be conducted in a year?
Answer: TCS NQT will be conducted once every quarter, i.e., 4 times in a year. Once you register for TCS NQT, the exam date and time will be communicated through the Hall Ticket, 2 days prior to the exam. You can check the TCS NQT exam dates on the respective variant pages.
Question: Who can apply for the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)?
Answer: Candidates eligible to apply for the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) should meet the below eligibility criteria:
  • UG, PG and Diploma students who are in their pre-final and final year of study during the period 2021-2023
  • Candidates who have passed out in the year 2017-2020, with a degree and specialisation
  • Freshers with less than 2 years of experience
  • Age limit - minimum 18 years and maximum 30 years
Question: What are the different modes of assessment available?
Answer: TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) will be conducted in 2 modes:
  • Online Remote Proctored Assessment
  • In-Centre Assessment at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres PAN India
You can choose one of these options while applying, based on the computer and network infrastructure availability at your home.
Question: I appeared for NQT, can I take Subject NQT and Industry NQT now?
Answer: Yes, you can appear for the other TCS NQT Variants. Please follow from step 4 for the purchase of every new TCS NQT Variant, as given in FAQ 9.
Question: Some of the details in my application form are incorrect. Can I edit my submitted application, or should I apply again?
Answer: No, you do not need to apply again. Login with your TCS iON Digital Learning Hub credentials and go to ‘My Products’ under ‘My Dashboard’. The TCS NQT products that you have purchased will be displayed and you can click on product details to go to the individual product pages. Click on the ‘Buy Now’ button, to open your application form in Edit mode and make the necessary changes. Click on the Submit button for the changes to reflect.
Question: What are the next steps after getting NQT Score?
Answer:
  • You can apply to any company that recognises the NQT Score and indicate your NQT registration number and score in the job application form of that company.
  • Depending on the NQT Score you have secured, you can apply to companies and job roles that accept such level of NQT Scores.
  • You can view the list of corporates who have acknowledged the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) Score on the product webpage.
  • You can directly apply to the corporate for jobs with your NQT Score if you meet their eligibility criteria.
  • You can apply on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal.
  • Only candidates who have an NQT Score will be eligible for the above mentioned.
Question: How long will my score be valid? Can I take another attempt to improve my NQT Scores?
Answer:
  • Your NQT Score is valid for 2 years from the date of result publishing.
  • There is no limit on the number of attempts. You can write the next TCS NQT (as and when it is announced) to improve your NQT Scores. The highest score from among your attempts, will be considered as your current NQT Score.

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