TCS HackQuest 2023 for Freshers Graduates | Any One Can Apply

TCS HackQuest 2023 – TCS HackQuest 2023 for Freshers Graduates,TCS Cyber Security Unit is looking for students and enthusiasts who have a passion for ethical hacking and in general securing the digital future of organisations engaged in transacting millions of data points across the world.

TCS HackQuest 2023 for Freshers Graduates
TCS HackQuest 2023 for Freshers Graduates
TCS HackQuest 2023 for Freshers Graduates
ParticipantsFreshers Graduates
Program TypeCompetition(Job Offer+Prizes)
Job RoleTop Performers will get TCS Ninja, Digital Offers
QualificationB.E/B.Tech / M.Tech / BCA / MCA / BSc / MSc
Batch2022 & 2023
ExperienceFreshers/ Experienced
Cash prizesRs.5 Lakhs
Competition LocationVirtual(Online)
TCS HackQuest 2023 for Freshers Graduates
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Note : The education qualification should be B.Tech / M.Tech / BCA / MCA / BSc / MSc. HackQuest season 7 round 1 will be held on 7th Jan, 2023 (Saturday).The contest will start at 10 AM and end at 4 PM.The details of eligibility and competition is given below.

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification: 

  • 2022 and 2023 batches of B.E/B.Tech/M.E./M.Tech/B.C.A./M.C.A. / B.SC./ B.S./M.Sc./M.S. in any specialization offered by recognized universities / colleges

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:

  1. Application Security
  2. Network Security
  3. Java/J2EE, php, python. GO
  4. Information security and risk management
  5. Ethical Hacking
  6. Any Security specific certification like Security+, CEH, ISO 27001, etc.

NOTE : Participants would have completed their graduation in the Academic year of 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 only

Age Limit: 

  • The Participants should be above 18 years of age.

Prizes:

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

TCS HackQuest 2023 Selection Process :

  • This event is conducted in two rounds. 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 below 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 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. (Evaludation will be based on the candidate’s performance only)
  • Winners will be awarded with exciting prizes worth up to 5 Lakhs.
  • Exceptional performers will be given chance to work with Centre of Excellence teams.
How to Apply for TCS HackQuest 2023 ?

All interested and eligible participants will be required to register for the contest on the link given below with a valid CT/DT ID. To create a valid CT/DT ID, participant will have to login 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.

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