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TCS NQT - Role in Recruitment

TCS iON is providing a gateway to every student's future. It gives access to a single, standardised, high-quality benchmark test to showcase their competency to top recruiters, while at the same time, enables many job opportunities across all education streams.

TCS NQT assesses in the areas of cognitive ability, psychometric profile, industry awareness, and expertise in subject areas relevant to the industry. These tests are conducted every quarter so that students can showcase their skills for job readiness and are provided with multiple test attempts to improve their score. Any pre-final or final year graduation student or a fresher with up to 2 years of experience is eligible to take this test. The tests are conducted Online Remote Proctored (at home or institution) and physically In-Centre at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres and the score cards are valid for 2 years.

TCS NQT certified candidates can directly apply for jobs of their choice through our TCS iON Job Listing Platform. We invite you to be a part of this game changing initiative that will significantly benefit you and your students.

6 lakh+ students from 2000+ colleges have taken TCS NQT so far.

It’s time to step-up your placements and positive brand impact.

Hiring through TCS NQT

  • Kickstart your student’s career with TCS NQT and be a part of its global workforce across Top Corporates PAN India
  • Many Top Corporates PAN India including TCS are considering TCS NQT Scores as a part of their hiring process
  • TCS uses TCS NQT Scores to evaluate and shortlist candidates for its IT and BPS hiring which has drastically reduced its time to hire
  • Students with TCS NQT Scores can register on the TCS iON Job Listing Platform and get access to multiple job opportunities

TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) is a nationwide test conducted by TCS iON. It assesses the students and job seeker's preparedness in the areas of Cognitive Skills, Attitudinal Alignment, Industry Awareness and Subject-Specific Knowledge, which most corporates consider as an essential parameter during their interview screening process. Learn more about TCS NQT here.

  • College students who are doing a UG/PG/Diploma course, and are in their pre-final and final year
  • Freshers having a UG/PG/Diploma degree, with 0 to 2 years of work experience

A single portal for TCS NQT certified candidates to apply for open job requirements posted by multiple corporates. Based on the eligibility criteria, corporates will shortlist a pool of candidates, conduct video-based interviews, and easily manage their entire selection process through this portal. It provides a bridge for young aspirants to get their dream jobs across corporates/sectors in India and gives access to corporates to hire from a large pool of pre-certified candidates.

  • Standardised, secure and reliable test
  • Ability to mobilise top talent across tier 1/2/3 cities and colleges
  • Diverse pool of candidates across degrees and specialisations
  • Ability to conduct Online Remote Proctored (at home or institution) as well as In-Centre Assessments PAN India (4 Lakh+ computers across 670+ cities and 6800+ TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres)
  • Comprehensive job readiness assessment focussing on cognitive ability, psychometric behaviour, industry-specific and subject-specific knowledge
  • Wide coverage of TCS NQT Variants to address the current needs of various industries and job roles
  • Hands-on skill assessments as part of Subject NQTs to enhance the assessment process

Step 1. The Institution registers on the TCS iON Digital Learning Hub

Step 2. TCS iON Team validates the details and shares the Activation Code

Step 3. The Institution updates the code and accepts the partnership

Step 4. The Institution buys the required product licences in bulk and acquires licence codes

Step 5. The Institution then shares these licence codes with their students

Step 6. Students then create an account, register for TCS NQT and activate the product for free, with the licence code provided by their Institutions

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Key Benefits

Prepare students early to ensure higher success in the exam

Improve placement process in diverse sectors for students

Avail higher placement opportunities at TCS and Top Corporates for your students

Increase the brand value of your Institution

Help to identify students' strengths and improvement areas

Reduce time and cost to place students through campus hiring

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Students’ Participation in TCS NQT

TCS iON conducted the first two exams in October 2020 and February 2021, 5.5 Lakh+ students got their TCS NQT Scores and are getting placed in multiple corporates across the country.

Brands that Acknowledge TCS NQT and are hiring NOW

How Students can get placed in Top Corporates?

Students interested in getting a job, register for TCS NQT, write the exam and get NQT Score(s). Using these NQT Score(s), they can apply directly to multiple corporates, through TCS iON Job Listing Platform. Corporates consider students’ NQT Scores as part of their screening and selection process. All the key interactions between the Candidate and Corporate are managed on the TCS iON Job Listing Platform.

In case you want to know more about the TCS NQT Initiative before registering, you can share your Name, Role, Institution Name, Email ID and Mobile Number, and we will reach out to you to explain in detail.

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TCS NQT - Enhance Employability of your Students and Transform your Placement Process


Nithya Parthasarathy

Mphasis, GSR - Global Leadership & Campus Hiring

“Our experience with TCS iON Virtual Job Carnival has been nothing short of excellent. The whole recruitment process was well planned and executed. The team kept in constant touch with us and supported in every step of the way. They took the extra effort to give us the exact profiles we were looking for from thousands of applicants.

Thank you TCS iON Team for helping us get quality young talent. We look forward to participating in more tech drives in the future with you.”

Aditya G.

Talent Acquisition Specialist - Campus Hiring & Early Careers

“It was a pleasure to be associated with TCS iON Team for the 'early careers program initiative' of TVS Motor Company.

The TCS iON Job Listing Platform gave me great insights into the candidate profiles, and it was easy to navigate through the portal. We had multiple requirements for niche IT skillsets and were successful in hiring candidates through a single interview process with the help of the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) results. Most of the shortlisted candidates matched our expectations and the hiring process went smooth.

We are delighted to have partnered with the team. Hoping to scale the hiring initiative to an annual intake plan for future requirements.”

Jitendra Raitani

ITC Infotech, Sr. Manager - TA, Campus Recruitment Leader

“It was a pleasure participating in the TCS iON campus hiring program. The team extended great support to us. Our virtual booth attracted 1000+ applications, and we were able to witness close to 900 folks taking up our assessment tests. Overall test selection percentage was better than the other conventional channels of campus and off-campus hiring. We were able to select around 150 candidates - few of them have already been onboarded and few are planned to come onboard in the next 3 months time frame along with our regular campus batches.

We thank you and the TCS iON leadership team for onboarding us as a corporate partner. We plan to continue this partnership in the coming years as well.”

Nithya Parthasarathy

Mphasis, GSR - Global Leadership & Campus Hiring

Aditya G.

Talent Acquisition Specialist - Campus Hiring & Early Careers

Jitendra Raitani

ITC Infotech, Sr. Manager - TA, Campus Recruitment Leader

Abhay Motawani


Manali Killekar

Software Developer

Rishab Khare

Software Engineer

Belagapu Uma Sankar

Engineer, FS Application Software (Financial Services)

TCS NQT - Variants

Get in Touch

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