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TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)

TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) is a multi-level assessment to assess the following competencies and skills to generate an associated score:

  • 1. Competence on the core cognitive processes required for entry-level jobs
  • 2. Industry-specific knowledge and insights
  • 3. Specialisation on skills required for performing the job role

NQT Score

Performance measure of verbal, numerical and reasoning ability

Industry NQT Score

Performance measure of the understanding of industry-specific dimensions

Subject NQT Score

Performance measure of role-specific skills on the dimensions of knowledge and ability

    About the Test

  • Conducted online (at Home) and physical (In-Centre)
  • Two-year validity of NQT Score
  • Apply for any entry-level role in any corporate with the NQT Score

    Who can Apply

  • UG, PG and Diploma students in their pre-final and final year
  • Students with any degree and specialisation/discipline
  • Freshers with less than 2 years of experience

TCS NQT Structure

Verbal Ability

  • English Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension

24 Qs | 30 Min

Reasoning Ability

  • Identifying Word and Numeric Patterns
  • Problem Solving
  • Figural and Factual Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Propositional Reasoning
  • Visual/Spatial Reasoning

30 Qs | 50 Min

Numerical Ability

  • Number System
  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Data Interpretation

26 Qs | 40 Min

Total - 80 Qs | 120 Min

Why TCS National Qualifier Test?

Improved Employability Quotient

Build a competitive edge over others, with additional Industry NQT and Subject NQT Scores

Increased Visibility

Recognised by several corporates across industry segments

Unlimited Attempts

Opportunity to improve your score with additional attempts

Aligned with Industry

Designed by subject matter experts and in alignment with industry expectations

Structured Test

Standardised benchmark test for assessing general ability, attitudinal alignment and industry-specific skills

Journey to a Dream Job

Step 1
Step 2
Select the test mode (At Home or In-Centre)
Step 3
Take the test
Step 4
Get a benchmark score with a validity of 2 years
Step 5
Apply for corporate jobs as per their eligibility criteria

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1. What is TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)? +
  • TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) 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. It consists of 24 questions with a duration of 30 minutes.
    • Reasoning Ability: This section assesses identifying words and numeric patterns, problem-solving, figural and factual analysis, decision-making, propositional reasoning, visual-spatial reasoning. It consists of 30 questions with a duration of 50 minutes.
    • Numerical Ability: This section assesses number system, arithmetic, elementary statistics, data interpretation. It consists of 26 questions with a duration of 40 minutes.
  • Each candidate who completes the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) gets a NQT Score. The NQT Score is applicable for all industries and job roles.
  • NQT Score is a prerequisite to appear for Industry NQT and Subject NQT.
  • 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.
  • Note: The test will be conducted in English language only and there will be no negative marking.