Subject NQT - IT Programming

Assess Your Knowledge of IT Programming

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

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Test Date

1st May, 2021

Test Date

1st May, 2021


Subject NQT - IT Programming

Evaluation of knowledge and application of programming concepts.

    Who can Apply

  • Anyone aspiring to build a career in the IT industry as a developer.
    This score proves your programming capabilities and your ability to learn any programming language as per the job requirements. Most IT companies consider this as a mandatory skill.

    Job opportunities

  • Developer role in the IT Industry

    About the Test

  • Conducted online (at home) and physical In-Centre at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres
  • All NQT variants are valid for two years
  • Candidates with NQT Score can apply for an entry-level role in any corporate
  • Candidates with NQT Score can apply for jobs on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal
  • NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score is a prerequisite for any Subject NQT

Test Coverage

Programming Logic

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

15 Marks

Hands-on Coding

  • In any one of the programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python and PERL

45 Marks

Total Marks 60 | Duration 60 Mins

Advantages of Subject NQT - IT Programming

  • Get Recognised - Stand out among your peers by enhancing your industry credibility in Programming
  • Get Noticed - Get access to career opportunities on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal by top recruiters
  • Unlimited Attempts – Avail opportunity to improve your score with additional attempts

Key Features

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

Standardised benchmark test that validates role-specific core skills in Programming

Access to Top Corporates looking for talent 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 Subject NQT? +
  • Subject NQT assesses knowledge and skill in specific subjects pertaining to job roles in the following areas:
    • Test of Knowledge: Candidates will be assessed on Pseudocode, Algorithms, Programming constructs, basic Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and its stage-wise documents, implementation using C, C++ and Java
    • Test of Application: Candidates can code in any one of the programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python, and PERL
    • Hands-on Exercise
  • Each candidate who completes the Subject NQT gets a Subject NQT Score for that particular subject. For example, Subject NQT - Cloud Computing. Subject NQTs are planned to be conducted every quarter. The candidates can take the tests again to improve their previous scores, if desired.
  • There are Subject NQTs for multiple subjects. The candidates wanting to showcase their expertise in multiple subjects across industries can appear for as many Subject NQTs as desired.
  • Note:
    • NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score is a prerequisite to appear for Subject NQT - IT Programming.