Created By :Orchie BandyopadhyayCreated Date :16 October, 2020
Ace the NQT
So if you thought your test-taking days were over when you left school, think again.
India's tech giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced its National Qualifier Test (NQT) will now be a common gateway test for several participating companies for fresher hiring programmes.
Till last year, NQT was limited to recruitment for TCS.
This standardised test, a multi-level assessment to identify the core cognitive capacities required for entry-level IT jobs, will be conducted on TCS iON platform every quarter and the score will be valid for two years NQT also evaluates sector-specific know-how, insights, and specialisation on skills required for the role.
The score will not only give candidates access to multiple corporates but also help companies get an in-depth understanding of aspirants’ cognitive abilities, and reduce evaluation overheads.
Venguswamy Ramaswamy, who is the global head of TCS iON, said that with the launch of the National Qualifier Test, TCS is giving millions of young jobseekers an opportunity to work for India's leading companies.
He added that the high-grade standardized test will provide subscribing companies with a well-rounded evaluation of applicants abilities, and access to quality talent across the nation at speed and scale.
The basic premise behind the standardised test is to make the NQT act as a single-window for job opportunities in corporates in various sectors including IT, BFSI, manufacturing, pharma and FMCG.
Corporates including Kirloskar, Godrej, Titan, and Croma have expressed their interest in participating in this hiring process, the company spokesperson added.
Due to COVID-19, TCS iON will allow aspirants take the test from their homes.
For aspirants without access to the necessary infrastructure at home, there are provisions to take the test from a TCS iON centre.
The IT giant said that it is in contact with small enterprises across 600 cities in India, allowing applicants from these locations to take the test. Candidates can get their NQT score and keep it handy to find relevant job opportunities.
Who can Apply
Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Diploma students in their pre-final and final year candidates with any degree and specialisation/discipline
Recent pass-outs with less than two years of experience
Candidate must possess minimum 60 per cent or 6 CGPA throughout academics and an aggregate of 60 per cent or 6.00 CGPA of the semester for which results have been declared.
How and When to Register
The first test, which will take place between October 24-26, is available for free. Registrations are open until tomorrow (October 17). Applicants can take the NQT multiple times to improve their scores.
STEP 1: Register for the entrance/aptitude test on the TCS National Qualifier Test (NQT)