TCS NQT Recruitment Process

05 Nov 2021


Recruitment Process

TCS NQT| Recruitment Process for freshers | Across India | Eligibility Criteria | Selection Process | Application Process | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Interview Rounds | TCS has announced the TCS National Qualifier Test for freshers. The requirements for eligibility and the application process are outlined below.

Table of Contents

01.   About TCS

02.   About TCS NQT Recruitment

03.   TCS NQT Recruitment Quick look

04.   Salary Package at TCS NQT

05.   Eligibility Criteria 

06.   Selection Process 

07.   Application Process 

08.   Exam pattern

09.   Syllabus 

10.   Interview Rounds – Technical and HR

11.   Frequently Asked Questions about the TCS NQT Recruitment Proces

About TCS: 

Tata Consultancy Services, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, is a globally recognised information technology and consulting services provider. TCS has 242 locations worldwide and operates in 46 countries. 

About TCS National Qualifier Test (NQT)

The National Qualifier Test (NQT) is a General Ability Test that evaluates a candidates’ skills in the following areas:

  • Numerical Ability: Examines the candidates’ ability to infer meaning from numerical data and covers basic numerical and statistical operations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Assesses the candidates’ ability to solve everyday issues using deductive and inductive logic, as well as critical thinking.
  • Verbal Ability: This section assesses candidates’ ability to read and write.

TCS NQT Quick look

Exam NameNational Qualifier Test for TCS 
Job LocationAcross India
PositionTrainee Engineer
Salary3.36 to 3.6 LPA
Test DateSeptember 12, 2021, onwards

Salary Package at TCS NQT

TCS NQT for Freshers gross salary including all benefits is 3.5 LPA to 6.5 LPA

Eligibility CriteriaRequirements
QualificationFulltime Graduates from B.E / /
Eligible StreamsAll Engineering Streams are eligible for this recruitment
Percentage Criteria60% in all academics in grades X/XII/UG/PG
Backlog CriteriaOne active backlog is accepted at the time of the exam
Gap CriteriaA total academic career gap of no more than two years is permitted.

TCS NQT Recruitment - Selection Process 

The TCS NQT selection process consists of the three rounds listed below.

1. TCS National Qualifier Test (NQT) - Online

2. Technical Interview

3.  HR Interview

TCS NQT Recruitment - Application Process 

All interested candidates may apply for the TCS NQT using the process below.

  • Go to to register with TCS
  • Click the “Register Now” button
  • After clicking the “Register Now” button, you will be routed to a side menu
  • If you already have a TCS iON account, enter your login information.
  • If this is your first time using the platform, click the Create Account button to the right.

How to “Create Account”

  • Click the Create Account button to be taken to a new page.
  • Fill in all of your information, including your name, email address, phone number, DOB, and password.
  • Double-check your email address as it will be used for all future correspondence.

NOTE: Your password must have at least one uppercase, one lowercase, one special character, and one digit, and it must be at least eight characters long.

Important Note

  • After inputting all the details, it will ask you to Generate OTP for authenticating your mobile number.
  • Click the generate OTP button to be redirected to a new page where you must complete the captcha.
  • Your mobile number will receive an OTP.
  • Enter the OTP and then click "Validate Number."
  • After entering all of your information, you will be asked to agree on the terms and conditions. To do so, tick the box.

Make sure you check the boxes on all three tabs. Otherwise, you will not be able to go to the next step.

Click the green button below after you have accepted all three tabs. You will be redirected to a new form page.

Filling The Details

  • Fill out with all of your personal information in Section 1
  • Fill in all of your qualifications in Section 2 
  • Upload your photo in Section 3.

Things to keep in mind

  • Fill in your personal information.
  • Validate your number once more, just like we did before.
  • Provide the details of your qualification
  • By clicking the three-dot button, you can enter the name of your college.
  • It will open a pop-up window to enter your information like your Institute Name, State, and City, then click on Search.
  • Choose your college from the list if it shows in the search results
  • Alternately, select others and complete all of the information about your college.

Select your exam mode

  • Choose your preference whether you want to take the exam in an exam centre or online from the comfort of your own home. 
  • Upload your image as a JPG or JPEG file. The size of your photograph should be greater than 1 MB.
  • Mark Yes on the Subject NQT Test, which is required for all branches.
  • Fill in the captcha.
  • On the declaration, put a checkmark.
  • Submit the form.

Note:  When you click the Submit Button, your application form is complete. In a pop-up window, you will see your Application ID. Do keep a record of it for future reference and close the window. It will then provide you with a review of your complete application form, giving you the opportunity to make any necessary changes before resubmitting it. Alternatively, if you are fine with the application process, you can close the window. Your application is complete at this point, and you will receive a confirmation email.

Exam Pattern for TCS NQT                Difficulty: Medium to Hard          Time: 180 mins

TCQ NQT contains the following five sections:

TCS NQT SectionNumber of QuestionsTotal TimeDifficulty LevelImportance
TCS NQT Section

2640 minsMediumHigh
Reasoning2430 minsMediumHigh
Verbal3050 minsMediumHigh
Programming Logic1015 minsHighHigh
Coding245 minHighHigh


1. Each question must be answered.

2. It is not permitted to review previously answered questions

3. This test does not have any negative marking

4. You will not receive any extra rough paper in the exam for calculations; nevertheless, you can through Paper on your Desktop Screen.

TCS NQT Recruitment - Syllabus 

Numerical Ability                 No of Questions  –   26               Time – 40 mins

01.   Number System

02.   LCM HCF

03.   Decimal Fractions

04.   Ratio Proportions

05.   Simplifications

06.   Square roots and Cube Roots

07.   Averages

08.   Problems on Ages

09.   Percentages

10.   Profit and Loss

11.   Time and Work

12.   Time and Distance

13.   Problems on Trains, Boats

14.   Simple and Compound Interest

15.   D and 3D Geometry

16.   Calendar and Clocks

17.   Permutation and Combinations

18.   Data Interpretation

Reasoning Ability               No of Questions – 30               Time – 50 mins

01.    Statements & Conclusions

02.   Series Completion

03.   Classification

04.   Logical Venn Diagrams

05.   Missing Characters 

06.   Assertions & Reasons

07.   Coding-Decoding

08.   Puzzle Test

09.   Blood Relations

10.  Data Sufficiency

Verbal Ability                      No of Questions – 24               Time – 30 mins

1.  Sentence Completion

2.  Correct & Incorrect Sentences

3.  Error Spotting

4.  Sentence Improvement

5.  Sentence Rearrangement 

6.  Reading Comprehension

Programming                    No of Questions – 10                Time – 15 mins 

01.  Data Types

02.  Input-Output (based on C)

03.  Functions and Scope

04.  Inbuilt Libraries (based on C)

05.  Variables and Registers

06.  Command Line Programming

07.  Pointers

08.  Call by value/reference

09.  Iteration

10.  Recursion

Coding                                 No of Questions – 2                Time – 45 mins

1.  C

2.  C++

3.  Java

4.  Perl

5.  Python

TCS NQT Interview Rounds

TCS NQT has two rounds of interviews: a Technical interview and an HR interview.

Technical Interview

- Learn the fundamentals of coding languages C and C++

- Learn how to answer basic questions on:

  • C Prog
  • DSA
  • OOPS
  • Software Engineering

- Learn everything about your final year projects

- Select your strongest coding languages

Procedural Programs

- Learn basic Programs on C: 

  • Palindrome
  • Recursion

- Learn all the languages listed in your Resume

Most asked Interview Questions at TCS NQT - Technical round

- What distinguishes C++ from C?

- What exactly is a data structure?

- What makes it so that searching a node in a binary search tree is more efficient than searching a node in a simple binary tree?

- What are some of Stack's most important applications?

- What are the applications of Graph DS?

- How do you distinguish between a class and an object?

- What is encapsulation?

- What is data abstraction?

- Is it possible to use the Binary search algorithm on a sorted Linked list?

- How can you know when a Memory Leak is about to happen?

- What are the many types of tree traversal techniques?

- What are the benefits of using a linked list instead of an array?

- How can you distinguish between a Stack and an Array?

- How many queues do you think you will need to implement the priority queue? What is Inheritance?

- What are some of the applications of DS?

- How will you determine whether or not a particular Binary Tree is a Binary Search Tree?

- Which data structure, and why, is best for performing recursion operations?

HR Interview

Most asked Interview Questions at TCS NQT – HR round

- Tell me about yourself.

- Do you have any information on TCS?

- What do you believe TCS's greatest strength is?

- What are your areas of interest?

- What are your strengths and weaknesses?

- Are you willing to work in any part of India?

- Where do you think you will be in the next five years?

- Would you be willing to work in any shift timings?

- Why TCS?

Frequently Asked Questions about the TCS NQT Recruitment Process 

Q1. Does TCS NQT change their selection criteria every year?

A. Yes, TCS is very dynamic with its selection, and they keep making changes in their selection. 

Visit regularly to get regular updates for TCS Jobs and Off-Campus Drives.

Q2. Which branches are Eligible for TCS NQT?

A. For B.E./ B.Tech, all streams are eligible like CSE, IT, ECE, ME, CE, etc. However, for M.E./ M.Tech, only branches like CSE, IT, ECE are eligible.

Q3. When and how should I opt for Online Remote Proctored Assessment or In-Centre Assessment modes?

A. If you want to take the exam online using a laptop or desktop, choose Online Remote Proctored Assessment and keep in mind that this assessment does not support mobile devices. Make sure that the following requirements are met.

  • Windows/Ubuntu Operating System
  •  Google Chrome 
  •  Internet speed - at least 2 Mbps is required.
  •  A webcam that works

If you do not have the necessary set up for the Online Remote Proctored Assessment, you can choose the In-Centre option to take the test physically from a TCS iON Digital Zone.

Q4. Where can I get the information on my completed registration? How can I make changes to my application after it has been submitted?

A. You can view the registration details from 'Track My Application" on the "TCS Next Step" page. You can make changes to your application on or before the registration closure date.

Q5. Is it possible to switch the test mode from Online Remote Proctored Assessment to In-Centre testing, or vice versa?

A. No, you cannot modify the test mode once you have selected it; therefore, make an informed decision when selecting your test mode.

Q6. How can we know the assessment results?

After you finish the exam, the results will be screened and sent to the email address and phone number you gave at the time of registration. This could take up to three days. If you have not received your score within three days, e contact TCS iON HelpDesk (1800 266 6282).

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