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Cognizant Program analyst interview

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Vishnu MenonFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Velammal college of engineering and technology for Program analyst role at Cognizant in Oct, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours
No. of Questions
55 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
This is the first round of the selection process. In this, candidate will be tested on their aptitude knowledge that consists of 3 sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Verbal.
Interview Tips
Quantitative Aptitude can be practiced by using R.S. Agarwal books. Verbal and Logical can be sourced from various net based materials such as indiabix.com
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
At this stage, interviews will be based on your resume. Questions were fired from my area of interest and my projects as what I have done in my project and the innovations implemented.
Interview Tips
Right or Wrong be bold enough to answer any questions that the interviewer asks. Always answer with a smile.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
This was a general and a casual talk. The HR educated me about the companies legal proceedings through a question format. Not much of an interview as we were exchanging our ideas and knowledge about each other.
Interview Tips
Be bold to answer and smile always.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Communication And Confidence
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Cognizant Intern interview

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Anonymous1-2 yr work ex.Selected
Interview Process
Other Interview HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: A situation in which you handled a disagreement
  • Question 3: A situation where you showcased your leadership skills
Interview Experience
It was a video interview. The questions were displayed one by one. For each question, a fixed time was given (2 to 4 mins). The video response got recorded for each question
Interview Tips
Dress well as someone will review the video later. Sit in a well lit room with a white background. Prepare Competency based questions well
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: What did you do in your last job
  • Question 3: Why do MBA
  • Question 4: 3 key takeaways you want from MBA
Interview Experience
Typical HR round
Interview Tips
At the end, when the interviewer says, "do you have any question for me", then always ask a relevant question.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why cognizant
  • Question 2: Describe 2 case studies you learnt in college
  • Question 3: Your goals in life
Interview Experience
Again typical HR round
Interview Tips
Prepare well about the company. That helps a lot in interview. Try to include what the company is doing in your answers. Should feel natural
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Cognizant Program analyst trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Program analyst trainee role at Cognizant in May, 2011
Interview Process
Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Brief your final year project
  • Question 3: What sports do you play?
  • Question 4: Which is your native place?
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Presentation Of Facts In Resume
  • Presentation Of Facts In Resume
  • Presentation Of Facts In Resume
  • Presentation of facts in resume
  • Fluency in English
  • Attitude and behaviour
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Cognizant Program analyst trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Program analyst trainee role at Cognizant in Jan, 2016
Interview Process
Aptitude Test Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Aptitude Test

Interview Experience
Was effective enough to analyze where I stand in such test. A minimum score was set as cutoff which I cleared.
Interview Tips
Take the practice sessions that your college provides, you will be able to clear
Round 2

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell about OOPs concept relating it to real life
  • Question 2: Questions from Resume
  • Question 3: A frog is stuck in a 100m deep well. the jump takes it 2 m high but he falls down 1m as well. It continues doing until it reaches the top of well. so how many jumps will be required by frog to get out of the well.
Interview Experience
the interview was interesting as the questions were relevant and also not random but something from my experience.
Interview Tips
you should be sure about what you put in your resume.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Technical Analysis
  • Aptitude
  • Communication And Confidence
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Cognizant Program analyst interview

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Kingsly RocheFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at St.Josephs College of Engineering for Program analyst role at Cognizant in Aug, 2016
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Questions about C,C++ and Project
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Experience
General questions about us.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Programming
  • Proficiency In English
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Cognizant Developer associate interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Developer associate role at Cognizant in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: English
  • Section 3: Basic programming skills
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Write the longest program that you can in a language of your choice and explain it line to line
Interview Tips
Concentrate on Java,Big data
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Do you think your job designation should be solely based on your programme in b.tech
  • Question 2: Did you face any difficulties in IIT Bhubaneswar
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Cognizant Technology trainee interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Technology trainee role at Cognizant in Feb, 2015
Interview Process
HR Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: why cognizant
  • Question 2: what values can you add to the organization
Interview Experience
it was a referral interview so i only had one round that was the HR round. The interview mostly revolved around my resume
Interview Tips
passion for work and importance of team work
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Cognizant Software engineer interview

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Abhishek ShawFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at st.thomas college of engineering and technology for Software engineer role at Cognizant in Sep, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
55 questions
Interview Experience
Reading Comprehennsion in Verbal needs time, rest was easy. Finished the test in 40 minutes and each section has a time limit with no negative marking and the test was adaptive you cannot vist a question twice and you cannot leave a question you must attempt and move to
Interview Tips
Test vendor is amcat for many years. Practice as many questions you can get of Amcat .
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself ?
  • Question 2: What is your fav subject ?
  • Question 3: Write a query to find the employee name who earns maximum salary
  • Question 4: Another simple query
Interview Experience
The interview was too short around 3-4 minutes as i was interviewed towards the end then next was HR.I had a certificates .
Design and Analysis of Algorithm-NPTEL. The ignored it
Interview Tips
Things depend on luck I was asked favorite subject I said C he asked from DBMS :) . Some people were asked from Microprocessor :( also. Some were asked programs like reverse a number then prime number vowel count etc
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Introduce yourself
  • Question 2: Favorite Game and Player ?
  • Question 3: Why him ?
  • Question 4: Do you have problem in night shift ?
  • Question 5: Comfortable working outside kolkata ?
  • Question 6: Then asked to read terms and condition and signed
Interview Experience
I was getting nervous HR said you have cleared the interview this is just a discussion why being tensed ? General conception is every one clears Technical clears HR . Around 5-6 didn't clear HR
Interview Tips
Just talk always with a smile in face in HR nothing more
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Communication
  • SQL
Skill Tips
Be calm that's it in mass recruitment luck often plays a vital role.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • High School English Grammar & Composition : Wren Pc,
  • u200eH. Martin,
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Cognizant Aim-bsg interview

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Abhishek KumarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Aim-bsg role at Cognizant in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quant
  • Section 2: English
  • Section 3: Statistics
Interview Experience
Simple CAT type question.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Started with "Tell me about yourself".
  • Question 2: What's your contribution in YES Bank Case Study Competitions?
  • Question 3: Different ways of valuation of intangible assets? (NPV, IRR, DCF)
  • Question 4: What is Poisson distribution?
  • Question 5: List all kinds of Distribution in probability and their mean and variance.
  • Question 6: Draw Bells Curve. Locate Mean, median, mode on the curve.
  • Question 7: Normal Distribution, How to arrive at Standard Normal Distribution?
  • Question 8: Central Limit Theorem.
  • Question 9: Puzzle1 - 3L and 5L bucket, how to gt 4 L? Puzzle2 - 50 red balls and 50 blue balls? To maximize the probability of finding the red ball, by distributing them in 5 baskets.
  • Question 10: Guesstimate - number of airplanes flying in air in India per hour
Interview Tips
- keep your cool and don't listen to idoits spreading rumours that company was asking this or that.

- have a smile on your face during interview

- keep eye contact with interviewer

- don't deviate from your point even if interview wants to prove you wrong on guesstimate



Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: What have you done in 19th World Business Dialogue Project in Germany? She said, she is very much impressed by my work and asked why that has not been implemented on Frankfurt International Airport. This would work miracle for any of the Indian Airport.
  • Question 3: You have traveled a lot to Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy etc., are you ready to travel with us?
  • Question 4: Preference about job location.
  • Question 5: Depending on your project and performance, we may have the chance of going to US. Do you have the passport with you right now, can I see that?
  • Question 6: Do you have any question to ask? (Would you mind me walking through a typical day at Congizant?)
Interview Experience
I thought this one would be again technical interview as other students were having. Whats neural network, MC?

But mine was simple HR question.

I had already given 15 companies interview and I was fully saturated, running to Nalanda Complex from day 0. But still, had to fight to get the job.

Had started preparing for Placements since August. Had done GDs, Current Affairs, Case Study (Case interview Cracked + Victor Cheng), Guesstimates from Quora, Puzzles (400 puzzles, heard on wall street, placement questions of IIT Kanpur). Wanted to go in consulting company but due to certain constraints (nepotism and favourism by placecoms and Companies), had to settle with Cognizant. But, from my own side, I had given 100% effort.
Interview Tips
Make a good peer group for placement preparation. I used to have regular GD, discussion on current affairs, cases, guesstimates etc.

During placements, when thing would not be going in right direction, talking with your good friend instills a sense of confidence and a fighting spirit.

Its a backup - will see for off campus job, CAT result

Thanks to wingmates - Anup Mahakud, Gautam, Bharat and Ashutosh Prakash.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Case Solving Ability
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Client Pitch Presentation
  • Communication
  • Guesstimate Skills
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Cognizant Associate software engineer interview

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Shivam ShahFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at st.thomas college of engineering and technology for Associate software engineer role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
55 Minutes
No. of Questions
55 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: General Aptitute
  • Section 2: Logical Reasoning
  • Section 3: Verbal
Interview Experience
This round is the most common round in a general campus recruitment procedure. I have been practising for this round for quite some time, like for 4-5 months. And finally the day came. It was on 1st of September 2016. So it is still fresh in my mind. The test started at somewhere around 2 p.m (as because the number of computers were less than the number of applicants, so we were divided into batches). I was confident enough with the paper as i practised many of them at the time of preparation. We have been told that the paper will be adaptive type. But those who gave the test denied this fact. There were three rounds, aptitude, followed by verbal and logical reasoning. I was tensed at the time of the test as i was fresher and many had expectations from me. Verbal round was easy ( many questions were common with the previous years questions), logical round was easy too, but the aptitude round was a bit tricky. I did some grave mistakes in the aptitude round. So after the test was completed, i was surely not confident with the aptitude portion,(If you are unable to clear one of them, no matter how well you score in the others, you will be rejected). In the evening the results came and luckily i was selected for the second round i.e the technical round.
Interview Tips
KEEP PRACTISING THE QUESTIONS..!! Solve questions online as the final test will be machine based and not written. try to solve the question quickly. If possible, buy an aptitude book and solve questions from there. In the final test, If you can't solve a question, SIMPLY LEAVE it and go for the next question. NEVER EVER TRY TO SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING. Its a grave mistake and can cost you your career. Do your best. Believe in yourself and let your hard work speak..!!
Good luck.!!
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Tell me about your project.
  • Question 3: Difference between primary key and unique key.
  • Question 4: A basic C program to find the frequency of an alphabet in a string.
  • Question 5: 2 trick questions.
Interview Experience
The technical round started at around 10-11 a.m. The interviewer was young and neutral at expression. It wasn't easy to judge how the interviewer was. He started with the default question which was "TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF". I practised that question for about 1000 times and as expected i nailed it. Then he went through my resume. I had included C,JAVA and DBMS as my skill sets. So the questions were from that portions only. i some how managed to answer them all. But i answered wrong in many of them. Seeing the body language of the recruiter. i was sure that i failed to impress him and i'll get rejected. But at last he asked 2 trick questions and i answered it LIKE A BOSS.!! That was the turning point of my interview and he was impressed with that. My interview was over there and shortly after, i was told that i was selected for the HR round. I was too excited as i was selected for the HR round.
Interview Tips
PRESENCE OF MIND IS THE KEY..!!! No matter how many wrong answers you give. One impressive right answer can get you your job. Recruiter is no machine or God. He is also a man. Be confident, speak well and to the point. If you don't know the answer, at least try once. Don't be overconfident and over smart. Be yourself. Practise Tell me about yourself thoroughly.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How you started your day?
  • Question 2: Tell me about your hobbies.
  • Question 3: Do you have any problem in relocation?
  • Question 4: What if you are sent to Coimbatore? How will you manage there?
  • Question 5: Questions on modern day technology
Interview Experience
This round is simple conversation round. The HR will ask you question to see what you are. Your behaviour, your body language, your temper, etc, There is no rocket science to crack this round. If you manage to qualify for this round, Consider 90% job done. Be frank, jolly, answer questions to the point. Try to mix up with him. and always KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE. You will definitely qualify..!!
Interview Tips
BE CONFIDENT & BE YOURSELF..!!
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Proficiency In English
  • Basic Concepts Of Launguages
  • Basic Coding
  • Presence Of Mind
  • Confidence
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R S Agarwal(bth Verbal N Aptitude),
  • Aptitude By R.S.Agarwal,
General Tips
Start practising for the aptitude round from 4-5 months before the actual test. Practise from various enlisted websites. It helps a lot..!! Believe me. Strengthen your basic concepts. Give only those subjects in your resume with whom you are confident with. Do add your extra curricular activities. It helps.
Motivation for applying
Infosys is a big company with a very good reputation in the market. loads and loads of people are orking in the company which itself says how the company is.
Funny Moments
There were many. I am a bit humorous. So it was easy for me to make the environment light. Though i didn't cracked any joke, but my body language made it so..!!! I was asked that how will i manage with the transport system of the new place where i will go to work. As i am from Kolkata (one of the most busiest public transport system is here), i said that "Sir i have managed with the public transport here in Kolkata, transport in other city is a piece of cake for me..!!", and we both laughed. :-P
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