TCS Smart Hiring: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is one of the top four IT businesses. Tata group company is the largest recruiter and trainer in the country. The company plans to hire 70,000 fresh graduates through off-campus hiring this financial year.
Recently TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan said that off-campus employment will reduce campus visits and improve access. Most importantly, it will prevent the institute from serving as a quality benchmark. Because no longer dependent on institute as surrogate for quality.
TCS can now focusing on specific talent. However, instead of campus placements, the company has unveiled its in-house smart hiring program through which TCS will hire freshers in various roles from this year.
TCS Smart Hiring Apply Online
Job seekers fulfilling the eligibility criteria for the Smart Hiring Program will have to register by November 2. The company has announced that the selection test will be conducted from 19th November and interview dates will be given after the exam.
Follow below process to apply online for TCS Smart Hiring
How to Apply Online for TCS Smart Hiring
Step 1. Logon to the TCS Next Step Portal here
Step 2. Register and apply for the TCS Smart Hiring process
A. If you are a registered user, kindly login and proceed to complete the application form. Upon submission, kindly click on ‘Apply For Drive’
B. If you are a new user, kindly click on ‘Register Now’, choose category as ‘IT’ and proceed to fill your 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’.
|Name of Post
|TCS Smart Hiring
|Number of Posts
|Mode of Apply
|TATA Consultancy Services
|19th November 2021
Eligibility Criteria For TCS Smart Hiring
1. Courses and Discipline: Full-time graduates from BCA, B.Sc (Math, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Biochemistry, Computer Science, IT), B. Voc in CS / IT from the 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 a full-time graduation
2. Percentage: Students should have a CGPA of 5 or 50% throughout Academics in X / XII / and above-mentioned graduation streams
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
Pattern of the Test for TCS Smart Hiring
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Who can apply for TCS Smart Hiring
CS Smart Hiring BCA, B.Sc (Math’s, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Bio Chemistry, Computer Science, IT), and B.Voc for CS/IT students in the year 2020, 2021 and 2022 Open to graduates.
The company said that students who perform exceptionally well during the TCS Smart Hiring selection process will get an opportunity to join TCS Ignite – TCS’s unique ‘Science to Software’ program.
This program trains you on trending technology and will open the door to a holistic and global IT career for you.
Frequently Ask Questions
Q. Which year of passing (YoP) is being considered for TCS Smart Hiring (IT)?
A. TCS Smart Hiring is exclusively for BCA, B. Sc (Math, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Biochemistry, Computer Science, IT), B. Voc in CS / IT from the year of passing 2020, 2021 & 2022
Q. When is the TCS Smart Hiring test scheduled?
A. The TCS Smart Hiring test is scheduled from 19th November 2021 onwards
Q. Do I need to create my profile under ‘IT’ or ‘BPS’ for TCS Smart Hiring (IT)?
A. You are requested to create your profile under ‘IT’
Q. When is the last date to register for TCS Smart Hiring?
A. The last date to apply for the TCS Smart Hiring is 2nd November 2021, however we urge you to complete the application process, including ‘Apply for Drive’ at the earliest.
Q. I am getting an error while updating my XII (12th) standard details in the application form. What should I do?
A. Please note that you need to only enter your XII (12th) duration, i.e., a minimum 8 months up to maximum 16 months in your XII (12th) standard course duration details.
Q. I have applied for the drive but have not got a confirmation e-mail, what should I do?
A. In your ‘Track My Application’, the status will reflect as ‘Applied For Drive’. You will not get an acknowledgment mail or confirmation mail regarding the same
Q. Can I make changes to my profile as I have made some mistakes in my profile?
A. Limited changes can be done once the profile is in Application Received/Applied for Drive status. Hence, we request you to complete the application form carefully
Q. Can I change my photo in the application form?
A. Yes, you can change your photograph before you ‘Submit the Application Form’. Request you to carefully follow the instructions while uploading the photograph. Once you have ‘Applied for Drive’, you will not be able to make any changes
Q. I have incorrectly created my profile under BPS. What should I do?
A. If you have wrongly created your profile under BPS, you will need to create your profile once again under IT using your alternate email id. You can write to helpdesk to delete your ID registered under BPS
Q. I already have my CT/DT number. I need to update my marks/CGPA in my application form. How can I do so?
A. You can update the details by clicking ‘Edit Application Form’ in Next Step and editing the required details