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TCS HackQuest 2022 | Freshers | Eligibility Criteria | BE/ B.Tech/ ME/ M.Tech/ BCA/ MCA/ B.Sc/ M.Sc | 2022/ 2023 Batch | PAN India

Company: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

TCS HackQuest 2022

TCS HackQuest 2022:- TCS is an Indian multinational information technology (IT) services, business solutions and consulting company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

TCS operates in 44 countries and has 199 branches across the world. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Its main function is to provide IT services.

Company Website: www.tcs.com

Position: Multiple Positions

Program Type: Competition (Job Offer +Prizes)

Cash Prize: Rs.5 Lakhs

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Experience: Freshers

Job Location: PAN India

Note: Top Performers will get TCS Ninja, Digital Offers

Test Location: Virtual (Online)

Eligibility Criteria for TCS HackQuest 2022:

The contest is open for the 2022 and 2023 batch of B.Tech/ M.Tech/ BCA/ MCA/ B.Sc/ M.Sc from all disciplines and all the relevant institutes in India.

Students from all IT & Computer Science related disciplines with bachelor’s or master’s degree are eligible for the contest provided that they meet the TCS recruitment criteria. Candidates trained in Security domains as listed below would be given more preference:

  • Application Security
  • Network Security
  • Java/J2EE, PHP, Python. GO
  • Information security and risk management
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Any Security specific certification like Security+, CEH, ISO 27001, etc.

Age Limit: 

  • The Participants should be above 18 years of age.

Registration:

  • Any number of students can register for the contest. Participants should be above 18 years of age and would have completed their graduation in the Academic year of 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 only.
  • Students can participate in this contest after registering in TCS’ NextStep Portal – TCS NextStep to generate a CT/DT ID in the IT Segment (Not BPS). Remember: (CT)/ Direct Trainee (DT) Reference Number is mandatory for participating in the contest.
  • Each participant who has registered to participate in Hackquest will be receiving a unique credential to take part in the contest. This credential is of utmost importance and should not be shared with other participants.

Prizes:

  • The top performing candidates who clear Round 2 will receive job offers with Ninja and Digital job offers. (Evaluation will be based on the candidate’s performance only)
  • Winners will be awarded exciting prizes worth up to 5 Lakhs.
  • Exceptional performers will be given a chance to work with Centre of Excellence teams.

Selection Process for TCS HackQuest 2022:

  • This event is conducted in two rounds. The first round is an online Catch the Flag competition where all registered students can participate, and they will be shortlisted for further sub-rounds.
  • Participants shortlisted after Round 1 will move to Round 2, where they may be interviewed over Video Call/MS teams/Webex by the TCS Cyber Security interview panel.
  • Round 1: This will be an online test, where the candidates would be required to log on to an online application with a set of challenges/questions to test their skills on ethical hacking and their specific competency in security challenges. The URL of the application will be shared before the contest. The contest is of 6 hours long
  • Round 2: Candidates selected from Round 1, based on evaluation criteria will be invited for a remotely conducted additional round, which will be communicated to shortlisted candidates later.

DAY 1:

Activity 1- Penetration testing on hosted challenges

This would be an individual activity. The candidates would be provided with some challenges, which each participant is expected to solve by using their advanced skills. Challenges in this round cover mentioned topics:

  • System exploitation
  • Penetration testing of web Applications
  • Mobile security
  • Digital forensics
  • Incident Response Scoring will be based on the flags captured by the participants in the above-mentioned topics.

Activity 2: HR & MR Interviews (3-4 hours) – Remotely

DAY 2:

Grand Finale Ceremony (1-2 hours) – The event will be conducted virtually.

Winner Announcement:

  • The top performing candidates who clear Round 2 will receive job offers with Ninja and Digital job offers. (Evaluation will be based on the candidate’s performance only)
  • Winners will be awarded exciting prizes worth up to 5 Lakhs.
  • Exceptional performers will be given a chance to work with Centre of Excellence teams.

How To Apply for TCS HackQuest 2022?

All interested and eligible participants will be required to register for the contest on the link below with a valid CT/DT ID. To create a valid CT/DT ID, the participant must log in to TCS’ NextStep Portal link given below, click on Register, fill in the fields, and submit.

NOTE : (CT)/ Direct Trainee (DT) Reference Number is mandatory for participating in the contest.

Registration Start Date: 11th November 2022

Registration end Date: 1st January 2023

Round 1 will be held on: 7th January 2023

Official Announcement: Click Here

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