TCS NQT Syllabus ,Exam Pattern for National Qualifier Test 2020

TCS NQT Syllabus: National Qualifier Test (NQT) is a General Ability Test that assesses a candidate. There is no cut-off score or PASS/FAIL criteria set to report your performance. You will be given a score that indicates your current ability in the topics that are assessed. Your NQT score is valid for 2 years from the date of the test.

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TCS NQT Syllabus

TCS NQT Syllabus 2020:

TCS NQT-National Qualifier Test (NQT) empowers aspiring candidates with a standardised, high-quality benchmark test, to assess their cognitive and general ability skills.NQT is a mandatory prerequisite for Industry NQT and Subject NQT. More variants for Industry NQT and Subject NQT will be launched shortly.

Industry NQT:



Test Section Duration(in Minutes) Number of  Questions
Verbal Ability 30 24
Reasoning Ability 50 30
Numerical Ability 40 26
Total 120 80

Verbal Ability

  • English Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension

Reasoning Ability

  • Identifying Word and Numeric Patterns
  • Problem Solving
  • Figural and Factual Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Propositional Reasoning
  • Visual/Spatial Reasoning

Numerical Ability

  • Number System
  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Data Interpretation

Subject NQT(Optional):

TCS and many other IT companies mandate Programming Skills as part of eligibility criterion, in their selection process. Without this Subject NQT Programming Score, you will not be able to apply for jobs with TCS and other IT companies. Subject NQT Includes questions on Programming Logic and Coding Test. You can select one of the 5 languages C / C++ / Java / Perl / Python 2.7, to write the code, at the time of taking the exam. This Exam will happen along with main NQT Exam as an additional section.

Test Section Duration(in Minutes) Number of  Questions
Programming Logic 15 10
Coding 45 2**
Total 60 12

Coding**:

  • Hands on Exercise # 1 (1 Q)15 Min
  • Hands on Exercise # 2 (1 Q)30 Min

Why National Qualifier Test?

  • Improved Employability Quotient: Build a competitive edge over others, with additional Industry NQT and Subject NQT Scores
  • Increased Visibility: Recognised by several corporates across industry segments
  • Unlimited Attempts: Opportunity to improve your score with additional attempts
  • Aligned with Industry: Designed by subject matter experts and in alignment with industry expectations
  • Structured Test: Standardised benchmark test for assessing general ability, attitudinal alignment and industry-specific skills