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TCS NQT – National Qualifier Test Syllabus

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  • Last Updated : 12 Jan, 2023
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TCS is one of the largest Indian companies by market capitalization ($80 billion). TCS is now placed among the ‘Big 4’ most valuable IT services brands worldwide. TCS alone generates 70% dividends of its parent company, Tata Sons. In 2015, TCS is ranked 66th overall in the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies ranking, making it both the highest-ranked IT services company and the top Indian company. It is the world’s 10th largest IT services provider by revenue. As of December 2015, it is ranked 10th on the Fortune India 500 list. TCS is one of the largest Indian companies by market capitalization ($80 billion).

TCS NQT

TCS is now placed among the ‘Big 4’ most valuable IT services brands worldwide. TCS alone generates 70% dividends of its parent company, Tata Sons. In 2015, TCS is ranked 64th overall in the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies ranking, making it both the highest-ranked IT services company and the top Indian company. It is the world’s 10th largest IT services provider by revenue. As of December 2015, it is ranked 11th on the Fortune India 500 list. is the world’s 10th largest IT services provider by revenue.

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.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must meet the below eligibility criteria to apply for TCS NQT:

  • Students with UG, PG, and Diploma are currently in their pre-final, final year, or have passed out.
  • Students with any degree of specialization are eligible to sit for TCS NQT.
  • Freshers having less than 2 years of experience are eligible.

Apply Process:

  • Go to the “TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)” page and click on the “Register Now” button.
  • Click on the login button if you have already registered.
  • Now Enter your TCS iON Digital Learning Hub credentials. Or Sign up if you are a new user by hitting on “Create Account”.
  • Now,  fill in all the required details correctly.
  • Click on the SUBMIT button to complete the Registration.
  • After successful registration, you will get a confirmation message on your mail id and mobile number.

Online Test Pattern: There is a total of five sections in NQT as follows:

SectionNo. QuestionTopicsDuration

Foundational Section(75 minutes & 65 Questions )

Verbal Ability25
  • Sentence Completion
  • Words Completion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Building
  • Arrangement
  • Idiom
  • Phrases
75 minutes(Shared)
Reasoning Ability20
  • Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Arrangements
  • Distance and Directions
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Data Interpretation
  • Syllogism topics
Quantitative Ability20
  • Clocks & Calendar
  • Series and Progressions
  • Equations, Averages
  • Area, Shapes & Perimeter
  • Numbers & Decimal Fractions
  • Number System
  • LCM & HCF
  • Percentages
  • Allegations and Mixtures
  • Probability
  • Ratios
  • Proportion
  • Averages
  • Reasoning
  • Work and Time
  • Geometry
  • Divisibility
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ages
  • Speed Distance and Time

Advance Section(90 minutes & 22 questions)

Advanced Quantitative Ability 10
  • All of the Numerical Ability topics

(Mention Above & Difficulty:  Hard)

35 minutes(Shared)
Advanced Reasoning Ability10
  • All of the Reasoning Ability topics

(Mention Above & Difficulty:  Hard)

Coding Section2
  • Arrays
  • Matrix
  • String
  • Number Series
  • Functions
55 minutes

Complete Test Series for Service Based

Round 2:

  • If you have cleared the Online test then TCS will contact you for further rounds that will include
  • Technical Round: In this round, basic coding questions are asked. Some questions on computer science subjects such as DBMS, OS, and OOPS can also be asked. Also, you can prepare for language-specific questions that you have mentioned in the resume.
  • Managerial Round: This round can have both technical or HR-based questions regarding past internship experience, resume projects, teamwork, etc.
  • HR Round: This is an average HR round and contains behavioral questions and they discuss with you the compensation.

Please refer TCS Interview Archive for all the TCS Interview Experiences.

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