All about TCS NQT - National Qualifier Test

What is TCS National Qualifier Test?
India's largest multinational IT service and consulting company, TCS, brought a major change in its recruitment pattern in 2018. In order to give an equal opportunity to technical graduates and post graduates across the country, TCS conducts a National Qualifier Test (NQT) for various roles. NQT is an online test after which the students have to appear for personal interviews - technical, managerial and HR. For this year, the exam is expected to be conducted on 24, 25, & 26 October 2020.
TCS Recruitment Strategy
TCS NQT is conducted to select the top talent for four major roles. These roles can be categorized as per the colleges as well as the candidate’s performance.
TCS Innovator
The top students from the best colleges are chosen for this role. It mainly involves the profile of product developers, who may also join TCS Innovation Labs. The average salary package for this category is 9-11 LPA.
TCS Digital
The exam will be held on 24, 25 & 26 October 2020. This year, TCS Digital hiring is open to all the colleges. The average salary package for this profile is 7-8 LPA.
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TCS Ninja
TCS Ninja NQT is conducted for multi-functional and multi-skilled roles (development/maintanence/ support). Eligible candidates from all the colleges are chosen once they pass the test. The average salary package for this category is 3.5-4 LPA. Last year, TCS Ninja received a huge response from students; with almost 2.8 lakh registrations across 100 cities in India. Additionally, the best performers of the test also get a chance to go for TCS Digital role. For Batch 2020 exam was held in September and resulted in a massive intake of 30000+. This year, TCS NQT is set to be conducted on October 24, 25 and 26.
TCS Smart 
TCS Smart Hiring is exclusively conducted for B.Sc and BCA graduates. In 2019, TCS Smart Hiring Assessment Test was conducted in January. The selected students were invited to TCS training program called 'Ignite'. This program is devised to transform the graduates to full-fledged IT professionals. The average salary package for this profile is 2.5-3 LPA.
Who can appear for TCS NQT?
For TCS Digital and TCS Ninja, graduates/postgraduates of all engineering streams or postgraduates with M.Sc in CS/IT can apply for NQT. Additionally, B.Sc/BCA graduates and MCA postgraduates with Mathematics/Statistics Background can also apply.
Students from top engineering colleges usually are directly recruited for TCS Innovator role.
What is the exam structure of NQT?
TCS Ninja/Digital NQT is an online test with a Mandatory NQT Section and Subject NQT Section. The exam duration is 180 minutes. There is sectional time limit allotted to each section. The level of difficulty of TCS Digital NQT is higher than that of TCS Ninja NQT.
TCS Smart Hiring Assessment Test is a 3 hour online-test that evaluates you on the basis of Mandatory NQT and Subject NQT.
For Batch 2021
Registration Start Date
September 26, 2020
Registration End Date
October 17, 2020
Hall Ticket Issue Date
2 days before the exam
Online Test
24, 25, & 26 October, 2020
To be notified
For more details, visit at : TCS Official Website
You will be directed to ‘Register Now’. Click on the link and choose the required category to fill the requisite details.
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