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TCS HackQuest 2022 – TCS Cyber Security Unit is looking for students and enthusiasts who have a passion for ethical hacking and in general securing the digital future of organizations engaged in transacting millions of data points across the world. The education qualification should be B.Tech / M.Tech / BCA / MCA / BSc / MSc. The details of eligibility and competition is given below. The last date to register for this competition is to be notified later.Eligible Candidates can also try TCS Off Campus Drive 2022

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HackQuest started in 2016 as an earnest attempt to unearth specific talents who exceled in playing their favorite game – Catch the Flag! Based on the popular ‘Catch the Flag’ (CTF) format, the contest presents a set of challenges to be completed in 6 hours. Each challenge evaluates their ethical hacking skills and their special competency in finding vulnerabilities. In the end, associates are awarded with special prizes and potential job offers from TCS in the Cyber Security Unit.

TCS HackQuest 2022(Season 6):

Participants Freshers Graduates
Program Type Competition(Job Offer+Prizes)
Job Role Top Performers will get TCS Ninja, Digital Offers
Qualification B.E/B.Tech / M.Tech / BCA / MCA / BSc / MSc
Batch 2021 & 2022
Experience Freshers/ Experienced
Cash prizes Rs.5 Lakhs
Competition Location Virtual(Online)
Last Date ASAP

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification: 

  • The contest is open for the 2021 and 2022 batch of B.E/B.Tech / M.Tech / BCA / MCA / BSc / MSc from all the relevant institutes in India.
  • Discipline: Students from all IT & Computer Science related disciplines with bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible for the contest provided that they meet the TCS recruitment criteria.

Candidates trained in Security domains as listed below would be given more preference :

  1. Application Security
  2. Network Security
  3. Java/J2EE, php, python. GO
  4. Information security and risk management
  5. Ethical Hacking
  6. Any Security specific certification like Security+, CEH, ISO 27001, etc.

NOTE : Participants would have completed their graduation in the Academic year of 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 only



Age Limit: 

  • The Participants should be above 18 years of age.

Prizes:



  • The top performing candidates who clear Round 2 will receive job offers with Ninja and Digital job offers. (Evaludation will be based on the candidate’s performance only)
  • Winners will be awarded with exciting prizes worth up to 5 Lakhs.
  • Exceptional performers will be given chance to work with Centre of Excellence teams.

TCS HackQuest 2022 Selection Process :

  • This event is conducted in two rounds. First round is an online Catch the Flag competition where all registered students can participate, and they will be shortlisted for further sub-rounds.
  • Participants shortlisted after Round 1 will move to Round 2, where they may be interviewed over Video Call/MS teams/Webex by the TCS Cyber Security interview panel.
  • Round 1 : This will be an online test, where the candidates would be required to log on to an online application with a set of challenges / questions to test their skills on ethical hacking and their specific competency in security challenges. The URL of the application will be shared before the contest. The contest is of 6 hours long
  • Round 2 : Candidates selected from Round 1, based on evaluation criteria will be invited for a remotely conducted additional round, which will be communicated to shortlisted candidates later.

DAY 1 :

Activity 1- Penetration testing on hosted challenges

This would be an individual activity. The candidates would be provided with some challenges, which each participant is expected to solve by using their advanced skills. Challenges in this round cover below mentioned topics:

  • System exploitation
  • Penetration testing of web Applications
  • Mobile security
  • Digital forensics
  • Incident Response Scoring will be based on the flags captured by the participants in above mentioned topics.

Activity 2: HR & MR Interviews (3-4 hours) – Remotely

DAY 2 : Grand Finale Ceremony (1-2 hours) – The event will be conducted virtually.

Winner Announcement:

  • The top performing candidates who clear Round 2 will receive job offers with Ninja and Digital job offers. (Evaludation will be based on the candidate’s performance only)
  • Winners will be awarded with exciting prizes worth up to 5 Lakhs.
  • Exceptional performers will be given chance to work with Centre of Excellence teams.

How to Apply for TCS HackQuest 2022 ?

All interested and eligible participants will be required to register for the contest on the link given below with a valid CT/DT ID. To create a valid CT/DT ID, participant will have to login to TCS’ NextStep Portal link given below, click on Register, fill in the fields and submit.

NOTE : (CT)/ Direct Trainee (DT) Reference Number is mandatory for participating in the contest.

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