TCS NQT – IT Career Readiness Pack

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.

Last date of Registrations:

20th April, 2021

Test Dates:

1st May, 2021 and 13th May, 2021

Who can Apply:

  • Anyone aspiring for a role of an IT Programmer.

  • A fresher who would like to test key skills such as aptitude, attitude and, programming knowledge.

  • Anyone who would like to assess their knowledge in IT programming and improve their chance of getting hired in the recruitment process.

Job Prospects:

  • Developer/System Engineer/IT Analyst job roles in the IT Industry.

  • Eligible to apply for entry-level job roles in top IT Companies.

  • Salary range of INR 3 to 6 Lakhs per annum.

  • Access to jobs posted on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal.

About the Test:

  • Conducted online (at home) and physical In-Centre at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres.

  • All the scores are valid for two years.

  • Candidates with NQT Scores (NQT Cognitive Skills, Attitudinal Alignment and, IT Programming) can apply for entry-level job roles in any corporate.

  • NQT (Cognitive Skills) is a prerequisite for taking any Subject NQT.


 INR 3 to 6 Lakhs per annum

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

Advantages of this 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.

Key Features:

  • A single comprehensive test to get your entry pass to any Corporate, looking for freshers.

  • Conducted once in every quarter, providing an opportunity to improvise your scores.

  • All NQT Scores are valid for two years.

  • Provides access to Top Corporates looking for talent on the TCS iON Job Listing Portal.

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