How do I crack the TCS NQT 2021?

 How do I crack the TCS NQT 2021?

If you are looking for How do I crack the TCS NQT 2021 then you are at correct place. Before this you must know when it is going to happen? TCS NQT is going to happen on the 24th, 25th & 26th of October. TCS NQT mainly focuses on hiring 2021 & 2022 passouts. This year TCS aims to select only the best and the skilled freshers and here we are to make your selection a bit easier. This article is to tell you about the updated syllabus of TCS NQT and clear your confusion about the new syllabus of TCS NQT. This time NQT will have 2 rounds:

Number of RoundsNo. of questions
Round 180
Round 217
How do I crack TCS NQT 2021

Steps to crack TCS NQT 2021

TCS NQT Round 1

Round 1 will have 80 questions that need to be answered in 120 minutes. The overall difficulty level of Round 1 varies from medium to high. To crack this section:
Start with the weak section: You need to clear the sectional cutoff to crack this round and the sectional cutoff is high. So, prepare your weak section first.

SectionNo. of questions in the testCutoff
Verbal Ability2420
Reasoning Ability3024-25
Numerical Ability2622
  • Prepare section-wise and topic-wise: This will help you remember what you studied and practiced. While preparing for various topics, we get confused about what we studied or may get confused with the formulas. So, this approach will help you keep things in mind.
  • Time management: TCS NQT does not have some rocket science topics. It has everything you already know, you just now have to solve them in a limited time. Learn short tricks to solve the questions quickly and save time.
  • Verbal Ability: 24 questions in 30 minutes.

This section has topics like Selecting words, Grammar, Cloze test, Synonyms & Antonyms, Reading comprehension, Error Identification, Sentence Completion, etc.
This section is all about how well you can grab the content and answer the question. We all have studied basic grammar rules in school, we all know it. You just need to get handy with the rules again.

Read newspapers, articles, and magazines and try to figure out what questions can be asked from it. This will make you get used to picking up the important points in the paragraph while reading it. And reading will also help you in the vocabulary and antonyms, synonyms too.

Important topic in this section: Antonyms & Synonyms
Topic with high difficulty level: Reading Comprehension

  • Reasoning Ability: 30 questions in 50 minutes.

This section has topics like Meaningful Word Creation, Number Series, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Ages, Data Sufficiency, etc.

This section is to test your logical and analytical thinking. This is to check how efficiently you can find the solution to a problem. So, to ace this section you need to think logically and analyze the problem. Don’t rush to the options as it may distract and confuse you, focus on understanding the question first.

Being already familiar with the types of questions asked will help you wonder in this section. The practice is the only key to this section. Try solving puzzles, sudoku, crosswords, etc this will help you train your brain and make it more familiar with the skills.

Important topic in this section: Seating Arrangement, Mathematical Operational Arrangement.
Formula based topics: Distance & Directions, Data Sufficiency, Ages.

  • Numerical Ability: 26 questions in 40 minutes

The topics under this section are P&C, Number, LCM, & HCF, Percentages, Allegations & Mixtures, Probability, Ratios, Proportion, Reasoning, Work & Time, Speed Time and Distance, etc.

You might have studied all these topics in elementary school and some of them in college too. This section is to check your approach towards the problem and your efficiency under time pressure. 

You need to have all the formulas on your figure tips to crack this round. And as mentioned above, learn short tricks to escape long calculations. 

Be known to the pattern of questions asked from a topic, and practice accordingly.

Important topics in this section: Equations, Series & Progressions, Work & Time, Reasoning, Probability.
Difficult topics: Permutation & Combination, Work & Time, Probability.

TCS NQT Round 2

After clearing round 1, you get eligible for round 2 which is a programming test. The overall difficulty level of this round is high. Round 2 has 2 sections and is a 60 minute round. The sections in this round are:

  • Programming Logic: 10 questions in 15 minutes

The topics under this section are Variables and Registers, Loops, Command Line Arguments, Stacks and Queue, Linked List, Trees, Graphs, etc.

This section will test your knowledge of the fundamentals of coding and programming language. To crack this round you need to know all the concepts and logic of programming from the very basics.
The questions will be mostly input-output types of questions and you can solve the question in any language of your choice. So, have a good grip on any one programming language.

Important topics: Functions, Recursion, Array, Trees & Graphs, Stacks & Queue, Linked list, Greedy algorithms.
Difficult topics: Array, Command line, Stacks & Queues, Linked List, Variables & Registers.

  • Hands-on Coding: 2 questions in 45 minutes.

This section will have 2 questions out of which question 1 needs to be solved in 15 minutes and question 2 in 30 minutes.

The questions in these sections will be statement problems and you need to write the code. Your code must pass all the test cases and should reach the output. This is the most important section in the test, even after scoring 100% in all the above sections, you need to clear this to be eligible for the interview.

You can code in any language from

  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • Python
  • Perl.

Again to clear this round, you need to be handy with any programming language. Make sure you practice enough coding questions before sitting for the exam.