Subject NQT - Machine Learning

Assess your ability to design, implement and maintain Machine Learning (ML) solutions

Get ready for highly rewarding careers in Machine Learning


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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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Next Exam Cycle

December 2021, March 2022

(Applications are open)

Next Exam Cycle

December 2021, March 2022

(Applications are open)


Subject NQT - Machine Learning

Prepare for high demand jobs across industries with Subject NQT Score in Machine Learning

    Who can Apply

  • Candidates in their final year of graduation or graduates in computer science, data science, mathematics, or a relevant field
  • Candidates possessing substantial knowledge of ML frameworks, libraries, data structures, data modeling, and software architecture
  • Candidates with prior knowledge of Programming languages like Java, R, Python, and C++

    Job Prospects

  • There is high demand for ML skills in various industries like Healthcare, Education, Retail, Manufacturing, Supply chain and Logistics, BFSI, Governance, Education
  • The field of Machine Learning is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by the end of financial year 2022
  • According to a report, out of 10 lakh registered firms in India, 75% have already invested or are ready to invest in Machine Learning
  • For a fresher, Machine Learning jobs can fetch up to ₹ 3 - 4.5 LPA. As you gain over 5-8 years of experience, your salary will be anywhere around ₹ 6 - 10 LPA.

    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

  • Basics of Statistics - Basic concepts of Statistics
  • Basics of Machine Learning - Focusses on the terminologies of Machine Learning and Algorithms
  • Machine Learning Methodology (CRISP DM) - Covers all methodologies of Machine Learning
  • Key concepts of Machine Learning - Covers all the concepts of Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Algorithms with real-life use cases - Covers all the real-life use
  • Exploratory Data Analysis - Exploratory data analysis (EDA) is an approach to analysing data sets to summarise their main characteristics, often with visual methods

Total Marks 100 | Duration 120 Mins

Advantages of Subject NQT - Machine Learning

  • Unlimited Attempts - Opportunity to improve your score with additional attempts
  • Apart from job satisfaction and security, Machine Learning career path will fetch hefty compensation and fast career growth
  • Enables candidates to stand out among their colleagues and demonstrate their Machine Learning abilities

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 Machine Learning

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

Flexibility to appear for the test either In-Centre or Online

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1. What is Subject NQT? +
  • Subject NQT assesses knowledge and skills in specific subjects pertaining to job roles in the following areas:
    • Basics of Statistics
    • Basics of Machine Learning
    • Machine Learning Methodology (CRISP DM)
    • Key concepts of Machine Learning
    • Machine Learning Algorithms with real-life use cases
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Each candidate who completes the Subject NQT gets a Subject NQT Score for that particular subject. For example, Subject NQT - IT Programming. 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 - Machine Learning.