TCS NQT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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TCS National Qualifier Test (NQT) is an online test conducted to hire the most talented brains across the country. It is open to all technical graduates and postgraduates across the country. The qualifying students are selected for TCS Ninja and TCS Digital profiles. The exam is expected to be conducted on 24, 25, and 26 October 2020.
TCS Ninja and TCS Digital: Selection Procedure
TCS Ninja and TCS Digital hiring follows a common selection procedure. The process consists of following rounds:
1. Online Test - TCS National Qualifier Test (NQT)
• Mandatory NQT
• Subject NQT
2. Interviews: Technical, Managerial & HR
The students who clear the online test are called for the interview rounds.
TCS National Qualifier Test - Exam Pattern
Candidates appearing for TCS NQT cannot switch between sections. Also, there is no negative marking in all of the sections. Given below is the detailed exam pattern of NQT:
 Online Rounds Section Skill Tested No. of Questions Time (In Minutes) Mandatory NQT I Verbal Ability 24 30 II Reasoning Ability 30 50 III Numerical Ability 26 40 Subject NQT IV Programming Logic 10 15 V Hands On (Coding 1) 1 15 VI Hands on (Coding 2) 1 30 Total 92 180
TCS National Qualifier Test - Syllabus
Candidates must be clear with the fundamental concepts of each section. Prepare for the following topics of each section:
1. Verbal Ability
Verbal Ability has replaced the Cloze Test section of TCS NQT. The section tests your vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. The questions in this section will be based on Sentence Completion, Error Identification, Synonyms, Word Selection, Error Identification, Passage ordering, Etc.
2. Numerical Ability
In this section, the questions are asked from the following topics:
• Number system, HCF & LCM, Percentages, Averages, Series & Progression, Ratio & Proportion
• Algebra, Functions, Equations
• Time, Speed & Distance
• Time & Work
• Probability, Permutation & Combination
• Geometry
• Clocks & Calendar
• Reasoning
1. Reasoning Ability
The section contains questions based on following topics:
• Number series
• Meaningful word Creation
• Blood Relations
• Coding-Decoding
• Ages
• Distance & Direction
• Statement and Conclusion
• Symbols and Notations etc.
4. Programming Logic
Questions in this section are based on Data Structure, Advanced Data Structure, OOPs and Basics of C. Other sub-topics are:
• Data Types
• Input-Output (Based on C)
• Call By Value/Reference
• Pointers
• Variables and Registers
• Iteration
• Recursion
• Virtual and Pure Virtual
• Stacks
• Queues