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Sharmili Mallick

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest software exporter, recently said that it has hired around 43,000 fresh graduates in the first six months of the financial year and it is planning to recruit 35,000 more fresh graduates through its ‘Smart Hiring Program’ in November.

Candidates can register by visiting the official website of the TCS, https://www.tcs.com/careers/tcs-smart-hiring. The last date for the registration is November 2, 2021, while the test for the same will begins from November 19, 2021 onwards. However, the dates for the interview will be announced post-test results.

About TCS Smart Hiring for Year of Passing 2020, 2021 & 2022

TCS Smart Hiring is exclusively for BCA, B. Sc (Maths, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Biochemistry, Computer Science, IT), B. Voc in CS / IT from the year of passing 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Students who perform exceptionally during the TCS Smart Hiring selection process will get an opportunity to join TCS Ignite – TCS’ unique ‘Science to Software’ program.

Eligibility Criteria

Courses and Discipline: Full-time graduates from BCA, B.Sc (Maths, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Biochemistry, Computer Science, IT), B. Voc in CS / IT from 2020, 2021 & 2022 Year of Passing are eligible. Students from NIOS (Std. X and Std. XII) can also be part of the test if they have full-time graduation.

Percentage: Students should have a CGPA of 5 or 50% throughout Academics in X / XII / and above-mentioned graduation streams.

Backlogs/Arrears/ATKT for YoP 2022: Only students from Year of Passing 2022 are allowed 1 active backlog at the time of appearing for the exam. This backlog should be cleared within the stipulated time duration to be eligible for TCS Smart Hiring. Students from Year of Passing 2021 and 2020 should have completed the course with no pending backlogs.

Gap/Break in education: It is mandatory for students to declare gaps in education if any. The overall academic gap should not exceed 2 years.

Extended education: Students should not have any extended education in their highest qualification.

Note: TCS will be conducting eligibility checks at various stages of the selection process. If a student is found ineligible at any stage, TCS reserves every right to not proceed with the candidature.

Test pattern for TCS Smart Hiring: 

There will be three segments- Verbal Ability, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. The paper will consist of 80 questions for which 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours will be granted to the candidates.

Steps To Apply For TCS Smart Hiring 

Step 1. Logon to the TCS Next Step Portal 

Step 2. Register and apply for the TCS Smart Hiring process

  • Scenario A. If you are a registered user, log in and proceed to complete the application form. Upon submission, click on ‘Apply For Drive’
  • Scenario B. If you are a new user, click on ‘Register Now’, choose the category as ‘IT’ and proceed to fill details. Submit your application form and click on ‘Apply For Drive’

Step 3. Select your mode of test (In-Centre or Remote) and click on "Apply"

Step 4. To confirm your status, check ‘Track Your Application’. The status should reflect as ‘Applied for Drive’

For further details about the TCS Smart Hiring program, candidates can visit the official website of TCS-- https://www.tcs.com/careers/tcs-smart-hiring.

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