TCS NQT - IT Career Readiness Pack

Fulfil your Dream of Working in an IT Company

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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.

Test Date

10th April, 2022 onwards

(For April Exam)

Application Closing Date

25th March, 2022

(For April Exam)

Next Exam Cycle

April 2022, June 2022

(Applications are open)

Test Date

10th April, 2022 onwards

(For April Exam)

Application Closing Date

25th March, 2022

(For April Exam)

Next Exam Cycle

April 2022, June 2022

(Applications are open)

    About the Test

  • *NQT (Cognitive Skills) is a prerequisite for all the tests
  • All NQT Variants score cards are valid for two years
  • Conducted Online (at home) and physical In-Centre at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres
  • Flexibility to apply in each quarter, providing an opportunity to appear for multiple attempts to improve NQT Score. (Only the Best Score will be published for Candidates applying using the same NQT registration number)
  • Candidates with NQT Score can apply for jobs on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal
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Who can Apply

Anyone aspiring for IT job roles in top corporates

Students who are in their pre-final or final year, pursuing any degree

Freshers and professionals with up to 2 years of work experience

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Job Prospects

  • Entry-level and job Roles like Developer, System Engineer, IT Analyst in the IT Industry are offered.
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  • The average salary ranges from ₹ 3 to 6 LPA.
  • Get access to jobs posted on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal.

    Test Coverage

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What We Offer in This Pack

1. Key NQT Variants

NQT (Cognitive Skills)

Total Marks - 80

Duration - 120 Min

  • Numerical Ability
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reasoning Ability

Attitudinal Alignment NQT (Psychometric Test)

Duration - 30 Min

  • Personality Trait: Based on Big 5 Model
  • Motivation Test: Based on Motivation Need Theory

Subject NQT - IT Programming

Total Marks - 60

Duration - 60 Min

  • Programming Logic: Pseudocode, Algorithms, Programming constructs, Basic SDLC, Implementation using C, C++ and Java

Hands-on Coding Exercise

Any one of the programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python and PERL will be assessed

2. Practice Test

4 Practice Tests - 2 for Cognitive Skills and 2 for IT Programming are available with 5 attempts each

3. Career Planning Tools (Online Self-paced Learning)

TCS iON Career Edge - Young Professional

  • A career preparedness course designed to equip the youth of today with core employability skills, that will help in their future

TCS iON Compass - Professional

  • Understand your interests, abilities, personality, work values, skills and knowledge by leveraging the O*NET framework
  • Get a free ’Insights Card’, a personalised report giving best fit career options and learning recommendations
  • Avail one-on-one counselling to get clarity on your career options

*Note: To access TCS iON Compass - Professional, click on TCS iON Compass - Professional above. Click on Subscribe Now button on the TCS iON Compass - Professional webpage and fill the Application form. Once subscribed to the product, you can access it from My Dashboard -> My Products

    Advantages of TCS NQT - IT Career Readiness Pack

  • Become eligible to meet minimum requirements of Cognitive and Programming Skills for jobs in the IT Industry
  • Get a single pack at a discounted price that gets you ready for an IT career
  • Access to a course and community which will help to improve your interpersonal, social and, communication skills
  • Get a free 'Insights Card', a personalised report giving best fit career options and learning recommendations
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Key Features

A structured test designed by subject matter experts and aligned with industry expectations

Standardised benchmark test that validates role-specific core skills to perform various job roles in the IT industry

Access to top corporates looking for talent on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal

Proctored Assessment - Machine and Human Proctoring to ensure transparency and fairness of the Assessment

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FAQs

1. What is TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)? +
  • TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) is an Ability Test that assesses a candidate's competencies and skills. Each candidate who completes the TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) gets an NQT Score. The NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score is applicable for all industries and job roles. 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. There are four Variants - NQT (Cognitive Skills), Attitudinal Alignment NQT (Psychometric Test), Industry NQT and Subject NQT.
  • Note:
    • NQT (Cognitive Skills) is a mandatory test to be taken to register for Attitudinal Alignment (Psychometric Test), Industry NQT and Subject NQT.
    • All tests will be conducted in English language only and there will be no negative marking.
    • Candidates who have appeared for TCS NQT earlier and would like to improve their NQT Score, can purchase the TCS NQT Variant(s) and appear for it in any of the upcoming tests.
    • Candidates will be able to view/edit their details and add test(s) on/before the application closure date.