TCS NQT Foundation Verbal Ability Questions and Answers

TCS NQT Foundation Verbal Ability Questions and Answers

TCS NQT Foundation Verbal Section is one of the important section of TCS NQT Recruitment drive. TCS NQT is an off-campus drive announced by TCS for both its profiles, i.e, Ninja and Digital. This drive consists of two rounds followed by the interview. The eligibility criteria for this drive is as follows:

TCS ITP Eligibility Criteria Requirement
Apply through Official TCS Careers Off Campus Website
Degree B.E., B. Tech, M.E., M. Tech., M.Sc., MCA, or an MCM student graduating in 2023
Percentage 60%
Mandatory Documents Degree and Marksheets
Citizenship Indian

The division of two rounds for this exam is as follows:

  • Foundation Round
    • Traits
    • Aptitude
    • Logical
    • Verbal
  • Advanced Round
    • Advanced Aptitude
    • Advanced Logical
    • Advanced Coding

We will talk about the TCS NQT Verbal Ability portion on this page. There are 25 questions in the test, and you have 75 minutes(shared) to complete it. For candidates who are fluent in English, it may be rather simple, but the degree of difficulty and competition is still extremely high.

TCS NQT Verbal Test 2023

Verbal Ability TCS NQT
Number of Questions 25 Questions
Time Limit 75 Mins (shared)

The topics for the syllabus of Verbal Ability are given below:

  1. Selecting Words
  2. Passage Ordering
  3. Grammar
  4. Sentence Completion
  5. Error Identification
  6. Synonyms and Antonyms
  7. Reading Comprehension
  8. Fill in the blanks
  9. Spelling
  10. Error Correction

Practice Questions for TCS NQT Foundation Verbal:

Below are some sample test questions for verbal ability:

Question 1. The word “SARI” means ‘strip of cloth’ in Sanskrit. But for the Indian women —- and a few men — who have been (1)_______ themselves in silk, cotton, or linen for millennia, these swaths of fabric are more than just simple garments. They are symbols of national pride, ambassadors for (2)_______ design and craftsmanship, and a prime example of the rich differences in India’s 29 states.

Blank 1) A- typing B- binding C- draping D- fastening

Blank 2) A- outdated B- fixed C- habitual D- traditional

a) 1(D),2(A)




Answer: 1(C),2(D)

Explanation: The context is talking about SARI which draped by the women as a symbol of culture and tradition. The designs carved are quite traditional. Hence 1(C), 2 (D) fits well with the reference.

Question2. Riley leaned ____ me and gave me an awkward smile expressing her dismissal.

a) At

b) With

c) Towards

d) Over

Answer: Towards

Explanation: Towards means to come in direction of someone or something. At is used to convey specific time.
With is used representing involvement in something
Over is used to express the movement from one place to another. Since here the movement is of leaning in the direct of a person, we use ‘towards’.

Question3. Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘D’. (Ignore – the errors of punctuation, if any) :

(A) At the end of the year/(B) every student who had done adequate work/(C) was automatically promoted./(D) No error.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Answer: D

Explanation: The sentence here has no error because the subject and verb and all other rules of grammar are being followed here.

Question 4.This building comprises __________ sixty rooms.

a) No preposition needed

b) Onto

c) By

d) Of

Answer: No preposition needed

Explanation: Although ‘comprised of’ actually means “being composed or constituted of,” hence, the correct version put forward by grammar guides is to use “composed of” or “comprises”

Question5. The Scrooge stared _________ at the bundle of notes scattered in front of him.

a) Keenly

b) Flatteringly

c) Sincerely

d) Through fully

Answer: Keenly

Explanation: Scrooge means a person who is greedy and who is stingy with money.

Here it says that the person was staring at the bundle of notes. The word ‘staring’ here means reflects that the person was greedy and wanted to have those bundle of notes. Hence the word ‘keenly’ suits because it means to look at something with eager eyes.

Question6. (A) One of the members/(B) expressed doubt if/(C) the Minister was an atheist./(D) No error.

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Answer: B

Explanation: expressed doubt that

When ever there is only one fact stated, the sentence uses ‘that’. “if’ is used in more than one facts.

Question 7. In a very secret deal, Nestle has ____________ the entire chocolate market in Asia.

a) Acquired

b) Took

c) Conquered

d) Captured

Answer: Captured

Explanation: Here the sentence has the context of flourishing the market in Asia with its own market and it was all done very secretly. So when you take over something without anyone noticing, it means that you’re capturing it and not just acquiring it.

Acquire means to buy something.
Conquer means to take over by force. but there was no force used by Nestle.

Question 8. I am ______ to make him believe that he will never make out the situation.

a) best

b) Good enough

c) just fine

d) very good

Answer: Good enough

Explanation: Good enough means quiet good or excellent at some work.

Here the speaker says that he/she has the full capacity to influence people, hence the person was good enough.

With the use of Best we need the article ‘the’ before it.
The adjective good is followed by at and not ‘to’.

Question 9. She ______ in using the worn out mats in spite of her husband’s disapproval.

a) Insists

b) desists

c) Persists

d) Resists

Answer: Persists

Explanation: The verb ‘persists’ is always followed by the preposition ‘in + gerund’ while insists it followed by ‘to’. Here, the context of the sentence is that the person kept doing the same thing even after the disapproval, so the verb ‘persists’ is appropriate in this case.

Persists means to continue doing something without stopping.
Desist means to stop doing something
Resist means to try to stop something happening or to stop somebody from doing something

Question 10. A) You will come/(B) to my party tomorrow,/ (C) isn’t it ? /(D) No error

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Answer: C

Explanation: Whenever we have a question tag in a sentence, the question will be of the same verb that is used in the first clause. Since we have used ‘will’ the question tag will be ‘won’t’.






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