TCS NQT Interview Experience (Oct 2020)
TCS organized its national qualifier test(NQT) in october 2020 for hiring students graduating in 2021. The test consisted of following sections:
Aptitude section-It was fairly moderate level which consisted of three sections numerical ability,verbal ability and reasoning ability ,decent practice and mock tests on various websites such as gfg,indiabix and faceprep would really help.
No negative marking was there and we could neither switch to different section while attempting a particular section nor we could switch to different question while attempting questions of a particular section, though the number of questions in each section was known before hand(Verbal 24Q ,Reasoning 30Q, Numerical Ability 26Q in oct2021 nqt) but the question numbers were not mentioned in each question thus it was a bit difficult to keep track of questions vs time, so these were the little tricks played by tcs to increase the difficulty of the test.
2. Programming mcq(10 ques)-It was moderate difficulty section and studying it from gfg is more than sufficient, negative marking wasn’t there in this section.
3.Coding- it consisted of 2 question one easy and other one medium level, I got a medium(rather lengthy and story type) ques from array manipulation, and an easy question from the strings topic. I was able to solve both of them. Little bit grip on competitive programming would be sufficient.
People who have solved even one coding question in NQT got the opportunity to give digital exam so was I. Digital exam consisted of 2 coding question, and students who solved both the questions gave interview of digital and rest of them gave ninja interview.I gave the ninja interview.
Interview experience- the panel consisted of three people technical, managerial and hr, it was an online interview on microsoft teams.
1. Difference b/w echo and print in PHP (project)
2.Challenges faced in project.
3. program of factorial(any approach-recursion/loops )
4. difference between c and c++
and few other easy questions related to dbms and c language, overall quite easy questions was asked in this section.
1.You are in a basketball team, how would you impress your coach to make you the captain of the team.
2.Would there be any difference in team performance on field if the captain is cool nature vs short tempered.
3.Your teammate is not performing upto the expected levels how would you deal with it ?
4. Real life example of Operating system
Questions in these sections were quite tough, do prepare well, before hand for this section lest you won’t be able to answer questions.
1. Any issues in relocation?
2. Any issues in night shift.
And few other straight forward questions which could be easily prepared from internet.
Overall my interview lasted for 15-20 mins. I got selected for ninja role. From my end I would suggest you to remain calm and answers the questions with full confidence and never ever try to bluff the interviewers you would easily be caught, keep a water bottle and a pen-notebook along with you during online interview.
Best Of luck!