10 Day Study Plan for TCS Ninja Exam
This year, TCS has made some major changes to its recruitment process. They now hire for different roles (with different packages) through different processes - Digital & Ninja are the most prominent ones. As a part of the TCS Ninja Recruitment process, TCS has done away with college-wise assessment and has moved to NQT (National Qualifier Test) - a national level Common Entrance Test.
TCS Ninja Exam Date
Sep 2nd, 2018
Sep 3rd, 2018
National Qualifier Test evaluates the student on English, Maths and Programming Skills - check out the complete pattern of the exam here. In this blog, let us have a look at what needs to be done in the last 10 days before the TCS NQT(National Qualifier Test) to improve your chances of success in the exam. Also, do not forget that students who score 90%tile or above in this test are also eligible to register for the TCS Digital Recruitment Process.
The big changes in the TCS recruitment test this season are the inclusion of the English and Programming Concepts Section. These sections have a newer question type called Fill up the Blanks. This is another change that you need to get yourself acquainted with, in order to succeed in the exam.
Let us start with the English Section. Till last year, TCS Recruitment test consisted of an e-mail writing task which is now replaced with the all-new English Section. This section consists of 10 questions to be attempted in 10 minutes. Typically, a passage is provided to you with some of the words omitted - you need to select the right word that goes into the blank from among the options given. The level of the passage can be medium to hard and is most likely to be based on technology related topics. These questions evaluate your comprehension, grammar, and your vocabulary skills. A score of 7+ can be considered as a good score in this section. Please note that there will be a penalty for incorrect answers.
Before you go for the final test, on the grammar side, make sure that you are comfortable with the following concepts - subject-verb agreement, tenses, noun-pronoun agreement, possessive forms, and modifiers. Take a few practice tests on Conduira Online to help you gain some experience on these topics.
On the vocabulary side, we often see students are being advised to cover some X number of words. At Conduira, we do not believe in that - cover as many words as you can - the bigger the size of your vocabulary, the better it is. Use Vocab Prep mobile app to help you in this process - it gives you videos and flashcards to help you learn words and also games to challenge your vocabulary knowledge.
Moving to Quantitative Aptitude - though the level of difficulty of questions is higher this year - beyond the inclusion of Fill in the Blank Questions, there are no major changes in the coverage or format of Questions. This round comprises 20 Questions to be attempted in 40 minutes - on an average, 2 minutes per question.
Questions are mostly expected to test your concepts in Percentages, Profit & Loss, Ratios, Averages, Time, Speed, Distance & Work along with Numbers and basics of Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics, Trigonometry and Permutations & Combinations.
We expect the level of difficulty of these questions to be around Level 3 on a scale of 5. Hence, you need to make sure that your practice includes difficult questions as well in your areas of strength. Please do note that the Fill in the Blank Questions do NOT attract penalty while the MCQs do. Concepts such as Statistics and Trigonometry are often ignored by students - however, in many cases, the questions based on these are not very difficult and can be solved easily with a bit of practice.
This being a scoring round for most students, we expect a good score to be around 12 to 13 out of 20.
Moving to the Programming Round, you are expected to attempt 10 questions in 20 minutes. The first 7 questions test your understanding of the basic concepts in programming like Variables, Conditions, Loops, Arrays, Functions etc. These are expected to be conceptual and logical in nature and will be familiar to anyone who is in regular touch with programming. The three advanced questions will involve the use of multiple concepts as well as some knowledge of algorithms.
In addition to the questions based on theory, we can expect a few questions that ask the test taker to predict the output of a program or to point out the flaw in a program. These questions test the debugging skills of a student which are core to the job as a software engineer. MCQ will carry negative marking. FUB will NOT carry negative marking.
Finally, there is a coding round in which one needs to write a program in the given time of 20 minutes. The coder should accomplish the given task in 20 minutes. The time limit indicates that the questions are expected to be fairly easy and don’t require the use of any sophisticated concepts. These programs are evaluated against test cases. The program should compile successfully. In addition, it should produce the right output against a variety of inputs. A good program has to produce the right output under all conditions.
|Section||Max Time||Questions||Good Score|
|English||10 mins||10||7 to 8|
|Quantitative Aptitude||40 mins||20||13 to 14|
|Programming Concepts||20 mins||10||6 to 7|
|Coding Round||20 mins||1|
On the overall, excluding the Coding round, we expect a good score to be around 28+ out of 40. Reaching this score, however, is no easy job. It requires practice and revision of the concepts mentioned above.
Study Plans - 10 Day Study Plan for TCS Ninja
- One Mock Test every alternate day - 90 minutes for Testing; 3 hours for Analysis
- English – 12 to 15 hours - Grammar Practice Tests & Cloze Practice Tests (1 hour every day)
- Vocabulary – ½ hour on Vocab Prep
- Quantitative Ability – 30+ hours - Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Number System
- Programming Concepts – 30+ hours - C Programming
- Coding – 12+ hours - 4 to 6 Tasks every day
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