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    What Is Tata Consultancy Services National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)

    By Ramraj Saini
    8 Jul'22  7 min read
    What Is Tata Consultancy Services National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)
    Synopsis

    This article talks about Tata Consultancy Services National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT), which is a recruitment test conducted by TCS. It also includes the type of NQT variants, how to buy NQT variants, guidelines to buy NQT variants and fee structure.

    What Is Tata Consultancy Services National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT)
    Synopsis

    This article talks about Tata Consultancy Services National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT), which is a recruitment test conducted by TCS. It also includes the type of NQT variants, how to buy NQT variants, guidelines to buy NQT variants and fee structure.

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a global leader and an Indian multinational company, in business solutions, digital and IT services. It partners with clients to strengthen, transform, and simplify their business, and is a top employer employing around six lakhs employees across 46 countries.

    TCS National Qualifier Test (TCS NQT) is a multi-level assessment test for students and job seekers, which is a base for employment not only in Tata Consultancy Service but also for top corporates like TeamLease, Expleo, TVS motors, ITC, Jio Platform, etc. TCS iON. A strategic unit of TCS, conducts the test once every quarter. It has no negative marking for ability assessment of competence in the cognitive process, attitudinal alignment, industry-specific knowledge, specialisation in skills required to perform a particular role, which most corporates consider as essential parameters to assess the candidates during the interview screening process. In this article we comprehensively explain what is TCS NQT.

    And Interested students can download TCS NQT sample papers through the following links. these are very beneficial for the TCS NQT exam.

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    TCS NQT Sample Paper 5

    Set 5

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    Why TCS NQT?

    Due to the Covid pandemic, cost-cutting by companies, and economic slowdown, the unemployment rate is very high. An additional Subject NQT and Industry NQT Score can provide a competitive edge over others and thus increase the chance of employment.

    Because the TCS NQT is recognized by several top corporations or companies across the industry segments, designed in alignment with industry expectations, and has unlimited attempts to improve the score, thus it can help job seekers and students to get their dream job.

    Also Read| How To Prepare For TCS NQT Hiring Process

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    Step 1: How To Register?

    Candidates can follow the given steps to register on the TCS iON Portal.

    • If You are a new user then first create an account otherwise log in with your credentials.

    • Register as a learner and complete the basic details like name, email id, mobile number, password, etc.

    • If you are less than 18 years old then select as minor and fill in the details of your guardian.

    • Accept the terms and conditions and click on create an account.

    • Your account has been created. Now you can purchase any product.

    Step 2: How To Buy TCS NQT Variants?

    Note:

    The NQT cognitive skill is a prerequisite to appear for other NQT variants i.e Industry NQT and Subject NQT.

    If you buy the NQT bundle pack then it already includes cognitive skills therefore, you don’t need to purchase a separate NQT cognitive skills pack. The process to purchase NQT cognitive skills.

    • Login in to the TCS iON home page and click on the “Apply Now”

    • Select the NQT cognitive skill

    • There are two options: “Buy Now” and “Activate”. If you have an activation key received by email from TCS iON then click on activate, otherwise click buy now.

    • If you are a new user then first create your account as mentioned above otherwise log in with your credentials.

    • After login, complete the registration process by completing your personal details, education qualifications, mode of the exam (In centre or remote), and other details, and click on the submit button.

    • A activation key is issued after completing the payment process

    • To activate now, a pop-up window will open, enter the activation key and click on the “Activate Now” button. Once you select the “close” button, you will be automatically redirected to “My dashboard” where you can find your product.

    You will receive a successful registration message on your registered email ID or mobile number. In a similar way, students can buy other products.

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    What are TCS NQT Variants?

    There are following four types of NQT scores.

    NQT (Cognitive Skills)

    This score shows cognitive skills like verbal, numerical, and reasoning abilities, reading comprehension, remembering, paying attention, teamwork, acquisition, and manipulation of information, critical thinking, problem-solving, etc can help recruiters to find better candidates, speedup and simplify the recruitment process.

    Attitudinal Alignment

    This score reflects the psychometric analysis which has indescribable human traits like personality, intelligence, attitude, beliefs, etc, and provides a holistic perspective of the candidate and thus helps recruiters to assess the candidate's suitability or relevance for organisation, role, or workplace.

    Industry NQT

    Top performers in an industry have a specific skill set and command of particular tools, performance in this score of a candidate reflects his understanding of industry-specific tools, software and frameworks, industry structure, competitive landscape, and different skill sets which are helpful.

    Subject NQT

    The performance in the subject's NQT score is a mirror of the subject and role-specific knowledge like algorithmics, data structure, basic software development, programming constructs, and the ability of a candidate. This score greatly helps recruiters select efficient, reliable, passionate, confident, and productive employees.

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    Which TCS NQT variants are best for you?

    Candidate Holding / Pursuing

    Career Aspiration

    Bundle Pack

    TCS NQT

    Individual Variants

    B.E/B.Tech./M.E/

    M.Tech./MCA/M.Sc degree

    Aspiring for a programmer(developer) role in TCS (IT hiring) or any other IT corporate

    (TCS NQT - IT Career Readiness Pack)


    NQT cognitive + Attitudinal Alignment NQT + IT Programming


    **NQT (Cognitive skills)

    **Subject NQT – IT programming


    *Attitudinal Alignment NQT

    *Industry NQT – Information technology

    Any UG/PG Degree

    Aspiring for a non-programmer/ BPO role in TCS or any other IT corporate



    **NQT (Cognitive skills)

    **Subject NQT – Basic computer skills


    *Attitudinal Alignment NQT

    *Industry NQT – Information technology


    B.Com/BBA/MBA/

    B.Sc./M.Sc./ Any UG/PG Degree

    Banking and /or financial markets and services

    (TCS NQT - BFS Career Readiness Pack)


    NQT cognitive + Attitudinal Alignment NQT + Financial Markets and Services


    **NQT (Cognitive skills)

    **Subject NQT - Financial Markets and Services

    **Industry NQT – Banking and Financial Services


    *Attitudinal Alignment NQT

    *Subject NQT - Accountant

    *Subject NQT - Basic computer skills


    B.Com/BBA/MBA/B.Sc./M.Sc./ Any UG/PG Degree

    Accountant


    **NQT (Cognitive skills)

    **Subject NQT – Accountant


    *Attitudinal Alignment NQT

    *Subject NQT - Financial Markets and Services

    *Subject NQT - Basic computer skills

    Any UG/PG Degree

    Any profession that may need the use of computers for work


    **NQT (Cognitive skills)

    **Subject NQT – Basic computer skills


    *Attitudinal Alignment NQT


    B.E/B.Tech./Any UG/PG Degree

    Manufacturing/ Retail/ Pharma/ Insurance/ Any other industry


    **NQT (Cognitive skills)


    *Attitudinal Alignment NQT


    Note: “ ** ” mandatory variant and “ * ” recommendatory variant.

    Fees Structure Of NQT Variant

    Students can find the fee structure of different assessments categorised into four NQT variants i.e NQT, Industry NQT, subject NQT, and NQT bundle pack on the TCS iON webpage. It is in the range of 399 rupees to 999 rupees. Compulsory NQT cognitive skills cost 599 rupees and both the IT career readiness pack and BFS career readiness pack cost 999.

    Step 3: How to Update the Digital Profile?

    Login with a credential on the TCS iON portal if you don't have then create an account and then login. Click on the dashboard to start updating your digital profile

    There are six major areas namely basic details, profile summary, work experience, education, key skills, and resume. Update these details.

    Step 4: How To Take The Test?

    According to the job profile and guidelines mentioned above in this article, you can purchase an assessment product from the NQT variants list given on the official website. Candidates can go to my product section and complete the assessment test.

    Steps 5 & 6

    After completing the assessment test students will get a benchmark score with a validity of two years. Candidates can download the NQT scorecard, and start applying for a job at TCS iON Job Portal according to their eligibility criteria.

    Understanding competitive market scenario, covid pandemic, inflated living cost, economic slowdown, etc. It becomes quite difficult but essential to get employment and TCS NQT can be a bridge for getting a dream position for career-hungry candidates.

    • Education
    • Cognition
    • Cognitive science
    • Neuropsychological assessment
    • Branches of science
    • Learning
    • Recruitment
    • Employment
    • Critical thinking
    • Tata Consultancy Services

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