What is STEP?

STEP Programme

About the programme

Study! Explore over 20 subjects in software engineering, as well as courses in communication, language and personality development.

Internship! Be based out of any of the ThoughtWorks offices in India for your internship. Work alongside global Thought Leaders and gain a strong practical exposure to software development.

Get a degree! You’ll be enrolled, at ThoughtWorks’ cost, in a 3-year Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Applications at a Government University through the distance education mode. You’ll get a recognized academic qualification alongside your ThoughtWorks training and project experience.

Get hired! Upon completion, be absorbed by ThoughtWorks as a consultant with a minimum salary (CTC) of at least Rs. 5 Lakhs per annum.

Money! Be paid an assistantship of Rs. 10,000/- per month during year one and Rs. 12,000/- per month during year two.

Get started! Semester One starts on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the ThoughtWorks Bangalore Office.


You will be in the final year of a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma

Or have completed a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma in 2013 or 2014

Additionally candidates appearing for their final year examination before July 2015 may also apply

And candidates must be born on or before 30th June 1997

The application process for admission to ThoughtWorks STEP Batch of 2015 - 2017 is closed. Kindly check this page again in October 2015 to apply for the next batch.

Application process

Once you submit your basic information, you will receive an email with a link to submit your detailed application form. You can complete the detailed application form and submit it online. You do not have to send us any physical application forms or documents.

Once we receive your detailed application form online, we will send you an acknowledgement with details about the next stage of the selection process.

Selection process

All applicants will take an online aptitude test that will be scheduled in first and second week of February 2015. The online aptitude test will be conducted at select cities across the country. The online aptitude test will comprise questions that will test your verbal ability, quantitative ability and logical reasoning ability.

If you clear this, you’ll need to attend a group discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) in a ThoughtWorks’ office in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad or Pune. You may be asked to take a telephonic interview to assess your communication skills before being invited for the GD & PI.

Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses to appear for the Aptitude Test, GD & PI.

Selection will be based on your performance in the Diploma examination, aptitude test, telephonic interview and GD & PI process.

Successful interns will be informed by e-mail by the third week of March 2015. All selected candidates must confirm their registration by submitting attested photocopies of their academic and work experience certificates (if any).

For any other details, call the STEP Helpline at 089391-82320 Email: