TCS NQT Recruitment 2023 – Check Variants, Eligibility, Selection Process

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TCS NQT Recruitment 2023: The National Qualifier Test (Cognitive Skills) is a General Ability Test to test candidates in areas such as Verbal ability, reasoning ability, and numerical ability. TCS, along with other major corporate players will be hiring freshers through the TCS NQT Recruitment process. Candidates who will be graduating with a B.Tech/B.E/M.Tech/M.C.A/M.Sc is eligible for this recruitment. 

  • The last date to apply for the TCS NQT is 15th January 2023.
  • The selection process includes a test and an interview (Ninja/Digital)
  • The TCS NQT exam will be held on 30th January 2023.

Know more about TCS Recruitment here.

TCS NQT Recruitment Overview

Recruiting Body

Tata Consultancy Service

Test Name

TCS National Qualifier Test (i.e., TCS NQT)

Last Date to Apply

15th January 2023

Exam Dates

30th January 2023

Mode of Exam


Age Limit

18 to 28 years


UG/ PG students of B.E. / B.Tech / M.E. / M.Tech / MCA/ M.Sc 


Freshers (Experience up to two years is allowed)

Selection Process

Test and Interview

Exam Pattern

Two sections- Foundation and Advanced

Exam Duration

166 minutes

TCS NQT Recruitment- About the Exam 

TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) is an assessment of various levels to test candidates on core cognitive processes required for entry-level jobs, industry knowledge and skills and specializations in the desired fields.

  • NQT (Cognitive Skills) Score: to measure cognitive skills in verbal, numerical and reasoning abilities
  • Attitudinal Alignment NQT (Psychometric Test) Score: to assess personality traits and dispositions in the workplace
  • Industry NQT Score: to measure the understanding of industry-specific dimensions
  • Subject NQT Score: to measure role-specific skills on the dimensions of knowledge and ability

List of Companies Accepting TCS NQT

The TCS NQT score will be accepted by the multiple companies other that TATA. The companies like Jio, Vedantu, ITC, TVS, RAMCO also accepts the TCS NQT score. Check the complete list of the companies accepting TCS NQT score.

  • Teamlese 
  • TVS Motor 
  • TCI Express 
  • Publicis Sapient 
  • Ramco 
  • UST Global 
  • Tredence Quess Corp Limited 
  • ITC 
  • BORN Group 
  • Vedantu 
  • Wiley 
  • Sakshi Infotech 
  • Simon and Sons 
  • Jio Platforms

TCS NQT Exam: About the Test

  • NQT (Cognitive Skills) is a prerequisite for all the TCS NQT tests.
  • All NQT Variants score cards are valid for two years.
  • The test will be conducted online as well as in-centre at TCS iON Authorised Exam Centres
  • Candidates will be allowed to apply for multiple attempts to improve their NQT Score. (Only the Best Score will be published for Candidates applying using the same NQT registration number) 
  • Candidates with NQT Score can apply for jobs on the TCS iON Job Listing Platform.

TCS NQT 2023: Who can Apply

  • UG, PG and Diploma students who are in their pre-final, final year or have passed out
  • Students with any degree and specialisation/discipline
  • Freshers with less than 2 years of experience

TCS NQT 2023: Practice Test

4 Practice Tests – 2 for Cognitive Skills and 2 for IT Programming are available with 5 attempts each.

TCS NQT 2023: Variants

Check out information on the four basic variants provided in the TCS NQT Exam 2023:

TCS NQT Variants


  • NQT (Cognitive Skills)
    • Price: Rs. 599/-
    • Assesses the cognitive ability
    • Most of the corporates use cognitive ability as a part of their initial screening and selection process.


  • Attitudinal Alignment NQT (Psychometric Test)
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assesses personality traits and behaviours relevant to the workplace
    • Most of the corporates look for certain personality traits that are relevant for a job role, while they hire.

Industry NQT

  • Information Technology
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assesses your awareness of the IT industry
    • Developer, Programmer, System Analyst, Software Tester and Quality Assurer, Network Administrator, Business Analyst job roles in IT Industry
    • Salary range of INR 3 to 6 Lakhs PA


  • Banking and Financial Services
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assess the understanding of industry specific processes, practices and operations in banking and financial services
    • Financial Analyst, Financial Advisor, Financial Counsellor, Personal Financial Advisor, Credit Analyst, Investment Banker, Data Analyst, Customer Service Representative in any Industry
    • Salary range of INR 2 to 7.5 Lakh PA

Subject NQT

  • IT Programming
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Evaluation of knowledge and application of programming concepts
    • This score proves your programming capabilities and your ability to learn any programming language as per the job requirements. Most IT companies consider this as a mandatory skill.
  • Basic Computer Skills
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Test your knowledge and skills in Computer literacy
  • Accountant
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Measure, process and communicate the financial information of a Business or Organisation
    • Accounts Executive, Account Operations Officer, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Auditor, Operations Account Executive in ANY Industry
    • Salary range of ₹ 1.5 to 7.5 Lakhs PA
  • Financial Markets and Services
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Financial Analyst, Financial Advisor, Financial Counselor, Personal Financial Advisor, Credit Analyst, Investment Banker, Data Analyst, Mutual Fund Agent, Customer Service Representative in any Industry
    • Salary range of INR 2 to 7.5 Lakhs PA
  • Digital Marketing
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Test your knowledge in online marketing strategy, analytics and brand building on digital channels
  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Skills in Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Business Development Executive
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Test your knowledge in Business Development
  • Big Data on Cloud
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Test your knowledge in Big Data on Cloud
  • Machine Learning
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Assess your ability to design, implement and maintain Machine Learning (ML) solutions
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
    • Price: Rs. 799/-
    • Understanding different AM processes
  • Wealth Management
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Anyone aspiring for job roles related to Wealth management can apply
  • Financial Derivatives
    • Price: Rs. 399/-
    • Assess your knowledge in Financial Derivatives

NQT Bundle Pack

  • IT Career Readiness Pack
    • Price: Rs. 999/-
    • Cognitive and Programming Skills requirements of many IT Companies
  • BFS Career Readiness Pack
    • Price: Rs. 999/-
    • Cognitive and accounting skills requirements of many banking and financial companies

TCS NQT 2023 Exam Process 

The process from applying for the test until getting a job mainly involves five steps:

  • Register/ Apply Online
  • Buy TCS NQT Variant
  • Attempt the test
  • Get a score with a validity of two years
  • Apply for corporate jobs as per their eligibility criteria

TCS NQT Registration

The registration for TCS NQT exam is quite easy. The steps given below will guide you through.

Note: The TCS NQT registration is closed now.

Step 1: Log on to the TCS Next Step Portal

Step 2: Register yourself first and apply to the TCS Recruitment process using PrepForSure Cropping Tool.

If you registered already, login and proceed to complete the application form. Click on “Apply For Drive” after submission.

If you are a new user, click on Register Now, choose the category as “IT” and proceed to fill your details in the application form. Submit and click on “Apply For Drive''.

Step 3: You will then need to select your mode of test i.e., In-Centre or Remote and click on Apply

Step 4: To confirm your application status, check "Track Your Application" that would reflect as "Applied for Drive".

TCS NQT Selection Process 2023

The selection process for TCS NQT Exam can be divided into four major groups. These include: 

  • Online Test
  • Technical interview
  • Managerial Interview
  • HR Interview

Check out TCS Practice Set Questions here.

TCS NQT Eligibility Criteria

You must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the TCS NQT registration. The following are the requirements for TCS NQT recruitment process.

  • Candidates must be within 18 to 28 years of age
  • UG, PG and Diploma students who are in their pre-final, final year or have passed out
  • Students with any degree and specialisation/discipline
  • Freshers with less than 2 years of experience

TCS NQT Eligibility Criteria 2023


B.E / B.Tech / M.E / M.Tech / M.Sc / MCA – 2021 Year of Pass-out.

Eligible Streams from M.Sc

Computer Science & Information Technology and related streams

Percentage Criteria

60% or 6 CGPA in Academics at X/XII/UG/Diploma/PG level

Backlog Criteria

1 Active Backlog at the time of appearing for the Exam

Gap Criteria

Overall Gap in Academic Career which should not to exceed 2 years

TCS NQT Syllabus 2023

Check out the detailed TCS NQT Syllabus 2023 in the table below. 

TCS NQT Syllabus 2023



Programmatic Logic 


  • Data Types
  • Input-Output (based on C)
  • Functions and Scope
  • Variables and Registers
  • Command Line Programming
  • Pointers
  • Inbuilt Libraries (based on C)
  • Call by value/ reference
  • Iteration
  • Recursion

Reasoning Ability 

  • Meaningful Word Creation
  • Number Series – Missing Number Single, Missing Number Analogy
  • Data Sufficiency – Rank Based Logic, Ages
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ages
  • Odd Man Out – Numbers, Logical
  • Distance and Directions
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Seating Arrangement (Easy)
  • Seating Arrangement (Complex)
  • Analogy
  • Mathematical Operational Arrangement
  • Symbols and Notations

Numerical Ability 


  • Arrangements and Series
  • P&C
  • Number System, LCM & HCF
  • Percentages
  • Allegations and Mixtures
  • Probability
  • Ratios, Proportion, and Averages
  • Reasoning
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Time and Distance
  • Geometry
  • Divisibility
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ages
  • Clocks & Calendar
  • Series and Progressions
  • Equations
  • Averages
  • Area, Shapes & Perimeter
  • Numbers & Decimal Fractions

Verbal Ability 


  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence Completion
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Spelling Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Passage Completion
  • Substitution
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Transformation
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Completion
  • Joining Sentences
  • Error Correction (Underlined Part)
  • Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  • Fill in the blanks



  • C++
  • Java
  • C
  • Perl
  • Python

Know more about TCS NQT Previous Year Paper PDFs here.

TCS NQT Exam Pattern 2023

  • Total duration of the exam will be 180 minutes (03 hours).
  • The online test includes two sections – Cognitive skills & Programming.
  • Candidates qualifying the test will be called for Interview.
  • The exam will be held only in English.

Check out the TCS NQT Exam Pattern 2023 in the table below:

TCS NQT Exam Pattern 2023


No. of questions

Duration (minutes)

Part A – Cognitive Skills

Verbal Ability



Reasoning Ability



Numerical Ability



Part B – Programming

Programming Logic



Hands-on Coding





92 Questions

180 Minutes

TCS NQT Exam Date 2023

The TCS NQT Exam dates are out! Candidates who have registered must buckle up their preparation process. Those who are interested in the exam, but haven’t applied yet should hurry up before it's too late! 

Check out the important dates for important TCS NQT Exam dates 2023 in the table below. 

TCS NQT Exam Date 2023

Last Date of Online Application

15th January 2023

Admit cards available from

To be announced

Exam Date

30th January 2023 onwards

Result Date

To be announced

TCS NQT Admit Card 2023

If you have opted for Online Remote Proctored Assessment, you will receive the login

Credentials for the NQT on your registered email ID two days prior to the assessment. 

If you have opted for "In-Centre” mode of Assessment you will receive the TCS NQT Hall Ticket on your registered email ID 2 days prior to the assessment. You need to download and carry the hard copy of it to the exam centre.

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TCS NQT Salary Details 2023

The salary of TCS NQT For Freshers including all benefits ranges between 3.5 LPA to 6.5 LPA depending upon the various posts. For more details on TCS NQT Salary, check out the table above with information on the exam variants. 

How to Prepare for TCS NQT 2023?

Check out these TCS NQT Exam tips mentioned below:

  • Know the exam pattern and detailed syllabus of each topic to be asked in the test and decide upon a study plan accordingly.
  • Practice numerical ability questions as much as possible to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • You can enroll in the PrepForSure’s Online Reasoning Coaching that will help you clear the basics and practice of the Reasoning section.
  • For the programming section, you need to solve coding problems practically and try to analyze the logic as soon as you read the questions. 
  • Since time is a very big constraint, only through rigorous practice can you increase your speed and manage time efficiently.
  • The most important step of preparation for TCS NQT is to solve section-wise as well as full-length mock tests as much as possible that will help you recognize your weaknesses and overcome them.
  • Also, practice previous year TCS NQT questions to know the type of questions that can potentially be asked.

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TCS NQT Result 2023

TCS NQT Exam result dates are yet to be released. The results are to be declared on the official TCS NQT website. Check out the TCS NQT results by following the steps below. 

Step 1: Click on the official TCS NQT website. 

Step 2: Click on the application login option and enter your TCS NQT exam login credentials. Click on submit. 

Step 3: Your TCS NQT results will be displayed on your screen.

Hopefully, this article on the TCS NQT 2023 was informative for all the candidates. Get the PrepForSure App to access quality study materials to help you prepare for top Govt job exams.