TCS iON CCQT: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

TCS iON CCQT (Common Corporate Qualifier Test) is a two stage assessment for candidates who aspire to work in reputed companies across the globe. The qualifying candidates’ profile and score is sent to 100+ companies, which then call the candidates for interviews. CCQT score is valid for the next 12 months. Given below is the detailed exam pattern for TCS iON CCQT.
TCS iON CCQT - Exam Pattern
In the first stage, candidate is required to appear in an online test that is conducted across major cities of India. This assessment intends to evaluate the candidate’s abilities in various areas, as per the latest exam trends. It consists of a one mandatory part (with three sections) and one optional part (technical section). The table below shows the test pattern for CCQT:
Compulsory Part: 60 minutes
No. of questions
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
English Language
Optional Part: 30 minutes
Optional Domains
No. of questions
1 coding question
Mechanical Engineering
1 case study with multiple questions
Civil Engineering
1 case study with multiple questions
From the optional domains, candidate can choose to attempt one or two sections.
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Candidates who clear the first stage are eligible for the second stage. The qualified candidates will receive a separate communication stating the deadline for completing the stage 2.
The second stage is a video based assessment that tests the candidates on their communication and behavioural soft skills. In this, the candidate will find three questions and will have to video record his/her response in a time limit of 15 minutes. Once the candidate has qualified both the stages, his/her profile and score is sent to the participating companies.
TCS iON CCQT is conducted four times in a year: March, June, September and December.
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TCS iON CCQT - Syllabus
Before you take the exam, it is essential that you go through the fundamentals of each section. Given below are the important topics for the compulsory sections of CCQT:
Compulsory Sections - Syllabus
  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. In this section, questions are asked from the following areas:
    • Boats and streams, Time and work
    • Time, speed and distance
    • Probability, Permutation and Combination
    • Linear and Quadratic Equations (Complex)
    • Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss
    • Mixtures and Allegations
    • Divisibility, LCM and HCF
    • Geometry
    • Data Interpretation
  3. Reasoning Ability
  4. This section checks the candidate’s logical abilities and reasoning skills. It is advised to prepare the following topics for this section:
    • Word Creation, Series, Analogy
    • Blood Relations, Ages
    • Coding Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Distance and Directions
    • Data Sufficiency, Statement and Conclusion, Odd Man Out
    • Operational Arrangement, Symbols and Notations
  5. English Language
You are required to prepare the basics of English in order to do well in this section. Focus on the following areas:
  • Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Spellings (Grammar, Vocabulary)
  • Sentence Completion/Arrangements
  • Reading Comprehension, Passage Ordering
  • Error Identification/Correction 
Optional Domains - Syllabus
Additionally, the syllabus for optional sections is as follows:
This section tests your knowledge of programming concepts and coding. You are given 1 coding question that needs to be answered in any one of the programming languages: Java, C, C++, Pearl or Python.
Mechanical Engineering
This section features a case study from any of the following areas:
  • Manufacturing Science
Engineering materials, Production engineering, Industrial engineering and CAD/CAM.
  • Thermodynamics
IC engines, Thermodynamic cycles and steam generators, Heat transfer, refrigeration and air conditioning.
  • Fluid and Machine Mechanics
Strength of materials, Theory of machines, Machine design and fluid machinery.
Civil Engineering
In this section, a case study will be given from any of the following topics:
  • Structural Engineering
Applied mechanics, Strength of materials, Building materials and construction, Theory of structures, Steel structures, Concrete technology and R.C.C. Design.
  • Geo-technical and Water Resources Engineering
Hydraulic engineering, Water supply engineering and Soil mechanics.
  • Transportation Engineering and Surveying
TCS iON CCQT is conducted four times in a year: March, June, September and December.
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