20 January 2023

Frequently asked questions about TCS NQT are discussed below

TCS NQT Frequently Asked Questions

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TCS hiring process includes TCS NQT (National Qualifier Test), TCS Codevita and TCS CBO

There are two job profiles i.e. TCS Ninja and TCS Digital for which candidates are recruited throughout India subjected to eligibilty criteria.

The eligibility criteria for TCS freshers hiring process 2023 is as follows:

  1. Candidates must be Graduating in B.E./B.TECH./M.E./M.TECH./MCA/M.Sc/M.S. in 2023.
  2. Candidates must score minimum 60% marks or 6 CGPA in class 10th, Class 12th and UG respectively.
  3. Only 1 active backlog is allowed while appearing for drive. Candidates should clear all of their arrears within the course duration stipulated by university.
  4. Maximum 24 months of gap is allowed. It is mandatory to declare academic gaps if any. Break in education should not be due to extended education.
  5. Work experience from 0 to 2 years.
  6. Age: 18 to 28 years.


TCS NQT generally hires for two profiles TCS NINJA and the TCS DIGITAL profile. The basic difference between both is the job role provided and the package.

Job role and package for TCS NINJA profile: Assistant/Associate Systems Engineer (3.6-3.8 LPA)

Job role and package for TCS DIGITAL profile: System Engineer (6.5-7.5 LPA)

Application process:

Step 1. Logon to the TCS Next Step Portal here

Step 2Register and apply to the drive

Scenario A. If you are a registered user, kindly login and proceed to complete the application form. Upon submission, kindly click on “Apply For Drive

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

Step 3. Select your mode of test (In-Centre or Remote) and click on Apply

Please note, no further changes would be permitted once the above selection is done

Step 4. To confirm your status, check "Track Your Application". The status should reflect as "Applied for Drive"

Check below video for more details:

TCS NQT will be having Integrated Test Pattern (ITP) examination which consists of two sections i.e. Foundation Section and Advanced Section.

This Integrated test Pattern of TCS NQT allows students the opportunity to participate in one single test and based on their test performance, they would either be shortlisted for a Ninja or Digital interview.

(Note: Attempting both the sections is mandatory)

#For more details- Watch this video:


The Test pattern is as follows:-


 Duration (In Minutes)               

Number of Questions 




       3-4 Questions

Numerical Ability 


      16-18 Questions

Verbal Ability 


      20-22 Questions

Reasoning Ability 


      15-18 Questions


Advanced Quantitative Ability 


      8-10 Questions

Advanced Reasoning Ability 


       7-8 Questions

Advanced Coding 


        2 Questions

Total Duration (In Minutes)



Traits is basically a Psychometric or Behavioural test of 1 Min duration and around 30 blur images will be shown to you on screen. You have to select any 10 out of 30.

This kind of tests do not have a right or wrong answer and are generally used to predict a behavioural trait of a candidate.

  • Statistics
  • Percentage
  • Time and work
  • Mensuration
  • Number system
  • Linear equation
  • Data interpretation
  • HCF & LCM
  • Simple interest and compound interest
  • Profit & loss
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Probability
  • Partnership
  • MixtMixture
  • Puzzles
  • Logarithms

Please check below videos of previous year questions:


  • Coding and Decoding 
  • Cuts and Unfolds
  • Attention to Detail
  • Unboxing a cube
  • Analogies
  • Blood Relation
  • Data Arrangements
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Syllogisms 
  • Statement Assumption
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Sitting arrangements

Check below videos for previous year questions: 


  • Reading comprehension
  • Sentence correction 
  • Sentence completion
  • Error identification
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence/ Paragraph Re-arrangements
  • Fill in the blanks (Prepositions/Articles/Tenses/ Conjunction)

Check below video for previous year questions:

  • Operators
  • Looping Statements
  • OOPS
  • Threading
  • Functions
  • Recursion
  • Algorithms
  • Arrays
  • Strings
  • Data Structures (Linked list, stack, queue, trees and graphs) 

Check below videos for previous year questions:



Start your preparation as soon as you enter last semester of prefinal year.

To help you get selected in TCS NQT, Talent Battle is providing one stop solution for placement preparation. TCS NQT Masterclass is more than enough to clear the TCS NQT. 

Below are the links for TCS NQT Masterclass and Complete Placement Preparation Masterclass in which you get a complete package for foundational training as well as company specific training for placement preparation. 

For more details, visit the below links:

Complete Placement Preparation Masterclass:

TCS NQT Masterclass:

Watch this video for more details:

TCS NQT is exclusively open for students graduating in the year 2023 with the following academic degrees: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) / Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) / Master of Technology (M.Tech.) / Master of Engineering (M.E.) / Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.) / Master of Science (M.Sc. / M.S.) in any specialization offered by recognized universities / colleges.

The last date to register is Friday, 22nd July, 2022.

The test is scheduled from Monday15th August2022 onwards. 

You are requested to create your profile under 'IT'.

You may choose either remote online assessment or in-center test. When you click on "Apply For Drive" in the application form, you would be able to choose your preferred test center in case you opt for an in-center test. Please note, no further changes would be permitted once the above selection is done.

(Note: Candidates choosing Remote online assessment mode should ensure that they have strong, uninterrupted internet connection and a good quality system) 

Request you to log on to

1. Click the “Unlock Account & Reset Password” link on the Login screen. You will receive an auto-generated email for resetting the password after 15 minutes.

2. Please do not click on the link repeatedly as every time you click on the link, it will take another 15 minutes to generate the new password before it is sent to your registered email address.

3. Request you to use a Desktop / Laptop. Please clear the cache, history and cookies and use the latest version of Google Chrome / Edge.

Yes, it is mandatory. If you do not click on 'Apply For Drive', you will not be considered for TCS Campus Hiring Process through the TCS NQT.

The 'Apply For Drive' option will be enabled only for eligible candidates from the batch of 2023, with highest qualification as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) / Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) / Master of Technology (M.Tech.) / Master of Engineering (M.E.) / Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.) / Master of Science (M.Sc. / M.S.).

Post applying for the drive, the status will reflect as 'Applied for Drive' in your 'Track My Application'. You will not get an acknowledgment mail or confirmation mail about the same.

Please convert CGPA into percentage, fill in the application form and click on 'Apply for Drive'.

Example: To understand the calculation of percentage in a better way, let us take an example, a candidate has secured 7.2 CGPA 
Overall Percentage of Marks = 10 x CGPA | Overall Percentage of Marks = 7.2*10 |  Ans. 72%

No, you do not need to register again as long as your details such as, your highest qualification and year of passing are mentioned correctly. If not, proceed to make the required changes in the form before you 'Apply for Drive'.

You would have got an email from upon successful registration. The Reference ID would be mentioned in the same. For further queries, you can write to

Yes, but the changes are restricted to certain fields only. Hence, we request you to fill the application form carefully.

Yes, you can change your photograph before you apply for drive. Request you to carefully follow the instructions while uploading your photograph. Ensure that your recent photograph is being uploaded in system.

If you have incorrectly created your profile under BPS, you will need to create your profile under 'IT' once again using your own alternate Email ID. If you want to get your BPS profile deleted, please send a mail to

You can edit the details by clicking ‘Edit Application Form’ and updating the required details. You can make changes before you apply for the drive.

If you are not able to edit the Full-time / Part-time course in the Application Form, you have to send a mail to for deletion of your profile, post which you can create a new profile with the same Email ID.

Only 1 profile is permitted per candidate. Duplicate profile creation will lead to disqualification of the candidate from TCS Campus Hiring Process. Please write to for the deletion of your duplicate profile.

Information related to test will be communicated by our test partner - TCS iON (email ID - 

Shortlisted students will receive further communication on the next steps on their registered email IDs from TCS Regional Talent Acquisition Team.

You must have all your X, XII, Diploma (if applicable), UG and PG (if applicable) academic marksheets, semester and degree certificates. Original documents will be verified at the time of interview as well as joining.

If you are a candidate with work experience, you have to provide experience related documents from all the previous organization/s such as Experience Letter or Release Letter or documents wherein date of joining (DOJ) and date of release are clearly mentioned.

For any assistance, please reach out to TCS Helpdesk Team.
Email ID -
Toll-Free Helpline No - 18002093111