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TCS Conducts Exam To Provide Equal Job Opportunity For Engineers

The company conducted the exam to provide an equal opportunity to everyone, regardless of their institution and location to showcase their talent and find employment

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Tata Consultancy Services conducted a National Qualifier Test (NQT) – an online campus hiring initiative – on its digital platform TCS iON with an aim to identify the brightest, most talented engineers for multi-skilled, multi-functional roles in agile programs.

This re-imagination of the campus hiring process, using sophisticated technology platforms, has transformed traditional recruitment models and reinforces TCS’ philosophy of being an equal opportunity employer.

The NQT conducted on September 2 and 3, 2018, witnessed a massive response from students with over 2.8 lakh registrations across 100 cities in 24 states. This year, TCS saw a 175 percent increase in test applications compared to last year. Participation from premium institutions has risen by 150 percent, which is a testimony to TCS’ strong academic relationships.

Ajoyendra Mukherjee, EVP and Head, Global Human Resources, TCS, said, “We are proud to bring about a transformation in the IT hiring space, and are looking forward to working with the next generation. TCS, through its NQT, followed an unprecedented democratic process in IT recruitment – giving all students, regardless of their institute and location, an equal opportunity to prove their passion for technology. At the same time, we worked closely with premium institutions and were successful in selecting the best talent. Besides a career in next-generation technologies, top performers in the NQT also qualify for a differentiated, entry-level hiring process called TCS Digital, with an even more attractive compensation package.”

The TCS iON Digital Assessment platform provided the digital backbone for this transformation. With its investments in over 200 ‘Digital Zones’ spread across more than 160 cities, including each of the North Eastern states which were leveraged as exam centres. This helped provide an equal opportunity to talented youngsters even in remote locations to achieve their aspiration to become TCS employees.

The 90-minute NQT included questions on the English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Programming Concepts, and Coding. In order to support the students taking the test, TCS offered a mock test ahead of the exam and deep analytics on their preparedness.

India’s employment landscape is witnessing significant change where skill enhancement is given top priority in order to stay relevant in the highly competitive and evolving business scenario. With the NQT, TCS is leveraging its technology platforms to offer students an opportunity to propel their careers with a global IT leader, right from the onset of their professional journeys. TCS iON will make these platforms available for leading corporates to spot the right talent in technology and other domains.

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