NQT (Cognitive Skills)

Assess Your Performance of Verbal, Numerical and Reasoning Ability

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Application Guidelines

NQT (Cognitive Skills) is a mandatory test to register for Attitudinal Alignment (Psychometric Test), Industry NQTs and Subject NQTs.

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Next Exam Cycle

December 2021, March 2022

(Applications are open)

Next Exam Cycle

December 2021, March 2022

(Applications are open)


NQT (Cognitive Skills)

Performance measure of cognitive skills in the areas of verbal, numerical and reasoning abilities.

    Test Coverage

  • Assesses the cognitive ability

    Who can Apply

  • Anyone aspiring to get a job in any Industry or Corporate. Most of the corporates use cognitive ability as a part of their initial screening and selection process.

    Job Prospects

  • Across any Industry or Job Role

    About the Test

  • Conducted online (at home) and physical In-Centre at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres
  • All NQT scores are valid for two years
  • Apply for any entry-level role in any corporate with the NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score
  • Candidates with NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score will be eligible to apply on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal
  • 2 Practice Tests with 5 attempts each, will be available under "My Dashboard -> My Products"

Test Coverage

Numerical Ability

  • Number System
  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Data Interpretation

26 Marks

Verbal Ability

  • English Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension

24 Marks

Reasoning Ability

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

30 Marks

Total Marks 80 | Duration 120 Mins

Advantages of NQT (Cognitive Skills)

  • Get Recognised - Stand out among your peers by enhancing your Cognitive Skills
  • Get Noticed - Opportunities on TCS iON Job Listing Portal by TCS NQT acknowledged top recruiters
  • Unlimited Attempts - Opportunity to improve your score with additional attempts

Key Features

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

Designed by subject matter experts and in alignment with industry expectations

Access to Top Corporates on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal

Scheduled In-Centre Assessment at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres and Online Remote Proctored Assessment on the secured TCS iON Digital Platform

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1. What is NQT (Cognitive Skills)? +
  • 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 system, arithmetic, elementary statistics, data interpretation.
  • Note:
    • The score of this test will be called as NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score.
21. Will TCS iON share my score with all the companies to help me get a job? Will TCS iON arrange job interviews for me? +