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What should I study for the TCS NQT?

What should I study for the TCS NQT ?

What should I study for TCS NQT 2021? is the most common asked question among the students these days. TCS National Qualifier Test (NQT) is a test conducted by TCS to hire the freshers i.e. 2021 passouts for the position of Engineer Trainee. This time TCS is using its own platform TCS iON for the examination and will hire approximately 10,000 to 15,000 students.

TCS NQT has changed its pattern completely and now it will have 92 questions that need to be answered in 180 minutes. There will be 3 sections in round 1 i.e

  • Numerical Ability
  •  Verbal Ability
  •  Reasoning Ability

In round 2 there will be 2 sections:

  • Programming CMCQ
  • Coding( Hands-on Coding)

No section in TCS NQT has a negative marking this time.

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What should I study for TCS NQT 2021

Points to be remember during TCS NQT preparation

TCS NQT Round 1

This round will have 3 sections with a total of 80 questions that need to answer in 120 minutes. The sections in the test are:

Quants: 

This section will have 26 questions and you will 40 minutes to answer. The difficulty level of this section high. The topics under this section will be the basic mathematics topics that you might have already studied. Few topics under this section are:

  • Arrangements & Series
  • P&C
  • Number system, LCM, &HCF
  • Percentages
  • Allegations and Mixtures
  • Probability
  • Ratios
  • Proportion and Averages
  • Reasoning
  • Work and Time

Topics with high importance: Probability, Permutation & Combinations, Reasoning, Work & Time, Series & Progression, Speed, Time & Distance, and Equations.

Verbal:

This section will have 24 questions and you will get 30 minutes to answer. The difficulty level of this section varies from medium to hard. The topics/questions in this section will be from the basic grammar and English topics. Few topics under this section are:

  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Cloze Test
  • Spelling
  • Selecting words

Topic with a high difficulty level: Reading Comprehension
Topic with high importance:  Synonyms & Antonyms

Logical:

This section will have 30 questions and you will get 50 minutes to answer. The difficulty level of this section is high. The questions in this section will reasoning and logic-based, you need to put your brain much into use. Few topics under this section are:

  • Meaningful Word Creation
  • Number Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ages
  • Data Sufficiency

Topics with a high difficulty level: Seating Arrangements, and Mathematical Operational Arrangements.

TCS NQT Round 2

After clearing the first round, you get eligible for Round 2 which is a coding test. This section will have 2 sections i.e. Programming logic and Coding test.

Programming Logic:

This section will have 10 questions and you will get 15 minutes to answer. The difficulty level of this section is high. This section will have questions from C, C++, Java, and Fundamentals of Programming. Few topics under this section are:

  • File Handling
  • Array
  • Variables and Registers
  • Loops
  • Command Line Arguments

The questions can also be asked from C language from the following topics:

  • OOPS
  • Input-Output Questions
  • Stacks and Queue
  • Linked List
  • Trees
  • Graphs

Topics with high importance: Functions, Recursion, Array, Trees & Graphs, Stacks & Queues, Linked list.

Coding Test:

This section will have 2 questions. You need to solve question 1 in 15 minutes and question 2 in 30 minutes. The difficulty level of this section is high. In this section, your code should reach up to full output otherwise you won’t be selected for the interview round. You need a good hand on one of the following languages to crack this round:

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