@Kaustubh Katdare • 19 Aug, 2018 • 1 like

TCS is conducting TCS National Qualifier Test 2018 on 2nd and 3rd September. The registration is already on and there seems to be lot of confusion among the engineering students. Let's attempt at solving all the problems together. 

This test is a part of TCS's national recruitment drive for its multiple business units. While the registration is currently on, there is some confusion about whether students are eligible or not. Let's look at what the official website says -

TCS National Qualifier Test Eligibility Criteria

Qualification: Only Full-Time Students fromB.E / B.Tech /M.E / M.Tech / M.Sc / MCA are eligible. Part-time students are not being considered.

Engineering Branches: B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech - All Branches and M.Sc - Computer Science/Information Technology and other related disciplines

Also eligible are: MCA with B.Sc/BCA/B.Com/BA (with Mathematics/Statistics)

Important Percentage Criteria to Note:

A candidate should have a minimum aggregate of 60% throughout in Class X, XII, Diploma (if applicable), UG & PG (if applicable).

This means that if your aggregate marks are below 60%, you will be disqualified from participating in the exam. 


A candidate should not have more than 1 pending backlog at the time of appearing for the test. This means if you have one backlog; you can still appear for the test. 

Academic Gap Criteria (Year back, leave, sabbatical)

Overall gap in academics should not exceed 2 years. This means, even if you got discontinued or year back, TCS will consider you for their National Qualifier Test

Academic Course Completion

All academic courses should be finished within the stipulated course duration as per TCS Eligibility Criteria and/or they should be completed within the duration as prescribed by the Board/University.

There's not much clarity on this criteria though. If the University suggests that the course should be completed in 4 years; there's no question of having a gap in the academic years. Let's wait for some clarity on this. 

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Most Important Dates:

  1. Registration closes: 20th August
  2. Test Dates: 2, 3 September

How to Register for National Qualifier Test?

In order to register for the test, students will have to first create their profile on the TCS Nextstep Portal. I'm aware that lot of students are facing issues with their IDs, email IDs, birth year etc. We've been able to resolve some of the issues here: https://www.crazyengineers.com/threads/httpsnextsteptcscom-registration-application-form.46655/

TCS National Qualifier Test Pattern

The test will be of 90 minutes duration and will cover questions on following topics -

  • English usage
  • Aptitude test (Quants)
  • Programming concepts
  • Coding problems

If you have questions or doubts, post them below, instead of creating a new discussion.

@Kaustubh Katdare • 20 Aug, 2018

Steps to Register for the TCS Ninja National Qualifier Test

The procedure to register for the qualifier test are simple. You will first have to head over to the https://g91.tcsion.com/EForms/configuredHtml/2030/56971/login.html?instanceId=1 and click on 'Register'

You will be taken to https://nextstep.tcs.com/campus/#/mainHome where you will have to sign in your respective CT/DT Reference Number (ID). You may also use your registered email ID.

The next step is to fill up the Application Form. Verify that all the details are correct and then submit the form. 

Do not make mistakes in the form. It's almost impossible or difficult to change it later. Then click on the Apply for Drive. You'll receive a confirmation message that your application was successful.

The overall difficultly level of the test will be 'medium' to difficult. This is because TCS will focus on eliminating candidates in the first round of recruitment. 

@Being FAN • 20 Aug, 2018
@Kaustubh Katdare • 20 Aug, 2018

@Being  - Asking questions with false names is not allowed on CrazyEngineers. You need to update your profile.

The eligibility criteria clearly says that you will need an aggregate of 60%+. Calculate your aggregate marks and see if the total is above 60%. If yes, you are eligible, if not; you are not. 

There is no place for confusion here. 

@rinu george • 20 Aug, 2018


site is not working!

@Kaustubh Katdare • 20 Aug, 2018

@rinu - That is true. This is because a large number of engineers are flooding to the nextstep site to get registered. Apparently, the volume of traffic that TCS expected has exceeded than what they planned for. 

I think those students who had successfully registered on the portal to avoid the 11th hour rush are in great luck. The deadline for registration is today and I believe the registrations will close by 6 PM. 

@DELPHA PAUL • 20 Aug, 2018

The site is still not working. Can anyone tell if the last date is extended or not?

@DHIRAJ PATIL • 20 Aug, 2018 • 1 like

the deadline for TCS ninja has been postponed to 22 Aug 2018.

I got this message from my college placement cell.

@priya darshini • 20 Aug, 2018

yeah itseems its postponed to 22nd.

@ambuja lk • 03 Sep, 2018

when will the results of TCS National Qualifier tests be announced for TCS NINJA aspirants of 2018?

@Kaustubh Katdare • 03 Sep, 2018

I don't know if they're announcing the results publickly. My best guess is that TCS will send the invite to further digital recruitment process to everyone who cleared the test. However, I'm *not* sure. 

The exam is still being conducted and for Students in Kerala the exam will be conducted on September 11. In the mean time, it'd be better to write to careers[at]tcs.com and seek information about the results of National Qualifier Test. 

@Bansi Sharma • 03 Sep, 2018

When are the results for tcs national qualifier test held on 3rd September 2018 going to be announced?

@Rajbala Chauhan • 09 Sep, 2018

still i did not get mail of tcs result anyone have idea??

@BHASKAR SONAWANE • 24 Sep, 2018

Can I know the resul of national qualifier test?

@Ankita Katdare • 25 Sep, 2018 • 1 like

@BHASKAR The results should be emailed to you within 3-4 days of you taking the test. Have you received them yet?


Sometimes, the recruitment process is a long one and takes about 15 days to 1 month for TCS to declare the results.

@Ankita Katdare • 15 Oct, 2018

I think the results for the TCS National Qualifier test are mostly out for everyone by now. As promised it seems, those who got selected and those who did not have been informed via email. Can anyone share how TCS shared the result with them via email?

Tagging @Bansi @Rajbala @BHASKAR here. I'd appreciate if you could post what results you got. Also, did you get called for an interview round upon a positive result?

If anyone else reading this has been selected, please do post your preparation process for the test so that others can find help.

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