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Cognizant Associate interview

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Vineet MahaleFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 hour Minutes
Interview Experience
It included quantitative ability questions and a few subjective coding type questions. Nothing known about cutoff as almost major chunk of people appearing for the test were called for the interview.The criteria for test is mainly on CGs and at timesdepartments too.There are rare companies like BCG, DB who actually refer your resumes for interviews without tests.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
2 rounds of interview were there – first the technical interview which included questions on your resume. Detailed questionson every point you have mentioned, cross checking whether you really know aboutit at times asking you for examples. No speed math was included. The interview was purely on all the stuff mentioned in the resume.
Interview Tips
Study the resume thorough with every point mentioned. Questionswere asked about things externally related (not in the resume) to stuffmentioned as part of skills. So while exaggerating any point be aware of everyfact about it.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
The HR interview included personal level questions like tell me about yourself, where you hail from, positives, negatives, why cognizant, why non-core, how do you see yourself after 2-3 years etc.The second stage may depend upon GDs or interviews. In this case it was purely one –on-one interview in both rounds.
Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
Mentioned about R a tool used in analytics and was talked about linear and logistic regression. Questions about Big Data Analysis and hadoop etc were asked.
General Tips
Its better to start from August solving CAT papers which helps a lot. Purefin certifications do help for companies like DB, Futures First, Nomura and all. Read only quantitative and a few previous years’ case studies (googled as per the company). Read one to two cases everyday and discussions related to them on the internet and write relevant points in some notebook at times searching for terms or phrases. Read the newspaper daily be it times or even the economic times – know whats happening in the world. They may ask you questions like – whats happening in the world. Be sure to answer them with what they would like to hear rather than what you would like to talk on.The situation is better for non core companies because majority of them don’t see the word department while recruiting from iit. Both for non-core or core: give your best for every round andeven if you don’t get selected for first round you can try to push your resumein on spot interview calls for companies you really want to be part of.Although it isn’t fair play but that’s what happens from Placemnt season day 2.And if the rest do it there's no point regretting than to be a part of it.
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Cognizant Programmer analyst trainee interview

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Ankur JaiswalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at B. P. Poddar institute of Management and technology for Programmer analyst trainee role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview Resume Shortlist
Round 1

Test

Duration
55 Minutes
No. of Questions
3 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: English Aptitude
  • Section 2: Quantitative Aptitude
  • Section 3: Logical Aptitude
Interview Experience
Thrilling
Interview Tips
Time Management most Important and so is solving the minimum number of question
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: An sql query to find salary, department of employee
  • Question 2: About argc and argv format of main() and which type of programs it is used?
  • Question 3: Wap to find Prime Number
  • Question 4: Tell about encoder, decoder and Multiplexer
  • Question 5: Write the most difficult program of your life
Interview Experience
Quite positive and thrilling. Confidence increases as interview Proceeds
Interview Tips
Stick to basics. Confidence and verbal abilities are most important.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something cool and different about yourself.
  • Question 2: How to you keep yourself updated with current affairs?
  • Question 3: What are your achievements?
  • Question 4: Are you willing to relocate?
Interview Experience
Positive and energetic
Interview Tips
Good Communication and Eye contact is most important. Tell them about your achievements/
Round 4

Resume Shortlist

Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Verbal And Non-Verbal Reasoning By R.S. Agarwal,
  • Quantitaive Aptitude By R.S Agarwal,
Videos
  • nptel.ac.in/,
Courses
  • Globsyn Finishing School,
General Tips
1. Time management for Aptitude, Specially Quantitative and good vocab

2. Confidence and correct approach for technical interview

3. Confidence for HR
Motivation for applying
Cognizant is one of the most respected and fast growing companies in IT sector worldwide.
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13

Cognizant Software engineer interview

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Rakesh KumarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Sathyabama for Software engineer role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
No. of Questions
25 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: reasoning
Interview Experience
This is one of the most easiest round as it does not involve any complicated maths and only involves logical thinking
Interview Tips
Prepare easy questions such as direction and syllorgism
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: pre-increment and post-increment
Interview Experience
Though it is an IT company questions will be mainly asked from your own stream. Still they would ask a basic C or C++ question.
Interview Tips
No need to panic. It is always best to know your subject along with some basic ideas about programming language.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why IT company being a non CSE and IT student?
Interview Experience
This is one of the very frequent question they would ask in an interview. Well you can convince the interviewer that you are mouldable and readily working for any sort of company.
Interview Tips
Here the main thing or aspect that is checked is your communication skill.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Mainly apart from your technical skill, your communication skill is checked and at times when you go attend a stress interview please make sure that you answer in an intelligent way and also always have a smile on your face.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Quantitative analysis by R.S Agarwal,
Courses
  • BEC,Oracle,
General Tips
Your resume speaks more than anything else. Please do make sure that your resume is proper and put all your plus points in it. Please do maintain a good English as they give a huge value for this and always try to keep a smile on your face.
Motivation for applying
Definitely one of the best IT company. Always cool with their staff and less rules
Funny Moments
This happened during Wipro interview. The interviewer was never really interested to listen to my answers as he picked up the phone and started talking to his wife about that day's lunch :P.
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14

Cognizant Programmer analyst trainee interview

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MAHIMA SARINFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at SRM University for Programmer analyst trainee role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Maths
  • Section 2: Verbal
  • Section 3: logical reasoning
Interview Experience
Maths was easy with simple questions on profit loss, time speed distance, streams and boats, percentage etc.Verbal section had synonyms antonyms along with the reading passages. LR section had very simple questions which could be done easily by applying very little brain.
Interview Tips
Questions generally repeat and online sites like skillrack.com, m4maths help a lot.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What are star and mesh topology?
  • Question 2: Give the logic of push and pop in stacks?
  • Question 3: what is a database?
  • Question 4: what is a circular linked list?
  • Question 5: what do you mean by tcp/ip?
Interview Experience
Questions are based on your skills and on the resume given by the applicant.
Interview Tips
For technical interview one should have a good idea about the computer languages and the subject studied during the course. If you are a computer student then subjects like data structure, networking, database management should be thorough.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Being a north Indian if you are transferred to Chennai will you be comfortable?
  • Question 2: if you promised a customer for the product on a specific day and your company will not be able to give that product on time then how will you convince that customer ?
  • Question 3: what do you like about Delhi ?
Interview Experience
The Hr round was for a very short duration and we had a very friendly discussion.
Interview Tips
Don't try to be partial towards one state and show them that you are flexible in working in any conditions.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Go through the basics of all the subjects.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R.S. aggarwal,
  • Arun Sharma,
Courses
  • java core from NIIT,
General Tips
Be confident in what you answer and if you don't know the correct answer it is better to say no rather than guessing.
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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
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

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 Programmer analyst trainee interview

7.8k views
Aparajita MridhaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at KIIT University for Programmer analyst trainee role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
nice and easy
Interview Tips
1.Learn to eliminate.It's more important not to spend unnecessary time on questions
2.Always attend comprehensions
3. indiabix.com - excellent tests
4. Do not panic, it's nothing out of the world
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell about yourself
  • Question 2: Do you know C Programming?
  • Question 3: Why choose IT ?
Interview Experience
cool and breezy
Interview Tips
1. Always say that u know C Programming.How worse could you be. Atleast know the basics
2.Why IT ? Because sir, the IT industry is ever expanding and I have always enjoyed seeing how the corporate world works.Immense exposure .... bascicallly be honest and pretend that being a software engineer was your sole motto since your birth.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Choose at least 2 favorite subjects and brush up tids and bits<br /> Google "Basic programs of C one must know" eg : even-odd, prime, Fibonacci etc...
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Arun Sharma for CAT- level 1 is good enough,
  • Logical Reasoning for CAT by ARIHANT,
  • Let Us C,
General Tips
Chill and be smart

IF you are poor in english, do not loose hope.All the see is if you can explain to them what you want to

No-one ever gives a damn about grammatical errors
Motivation for applying
Honest people

No-bond i.e. you work at your will.

US-based and lots of opportunities abroad

Casuals :p
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Cognizant Programmer analyst trainee interview

7.7k views
Sarthak SahuFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at KIIT University for Programmer analyst trainee role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
The test is easy. As the test is adaptive so it is quiet helpful. U will get enough time.
Interview Tips
Just practice a bit of apti and eng
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
As i am from non cs it branch so i was a bit nervous.But as i had a bit knowledge about programming so i was a kind of confident.They mainly asked about my projects and training as i explained the elaborately, they usually ask about process diagram and if you explain them well then the panel will feel good and they will take more interest in you.
Interview Tips
Just stay confident and explain like you are convincing them
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Once you give a good performance in technical interview then you have hr interview. Which is nothing complicated.The just ask about your life and about your family. They constantly monitor your body language and fluency.
Interview Tips
Be genuine and be confident and expressive.
General Tips
Just be confident and genuine.
Motivation for applying
Fear of being jobless.
Funny Moments
In hr interview you will have many funny moments.
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Cognizant Graduate trainee interview

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Nikita SrivastavaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at st.thomas college of engineering and technology for Graduate trainee role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
No. of Questions
30 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: logical
  • Section 2: verbal
  • Section 3: quantitative
Interview Experience
time management was difficult..especially with verbal passages and quantative.
Interview Tips
clear ur basics and start practicing with time atleast a month before
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: mathematical puzzles
  • Question 2: program on c..sum of odd numbers from 0 to 100
  • Question 3: questions on physics like relative motions n all.
Interview Experience
see,they can ask anything they feel like...physics ,maths,sanskrit ,u need to b confident.
Interview Tips
be confident and fight stress.keep smilimg
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
have an honest and smart attitude.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Quantitative Aptitude By RS Agarwal,
Courses
  • amcat,
General Tips
work on ur communication skillsm it is very very important and keep ur basics clear
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19

Cognizant interview

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SREENIVAS CHILUVERUFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
  • Section 2: Quantitative
  • Section 3: Verbal English
Interview Experience
We can answer the verbal & nonverbal questions if we follow the book of R.S.Aggarwal. (most imp. Be cool while writing the exam & dont get tensed up if u r not able to answer, because if It is tough to u then it is tough to rest also..) for cts there will not be any negative marking as long as he mentions so take the advantage(in our paper it was not mentioned any where & when i asked them they did not reply to me) but i took the adv. Though many of them did not attempt.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
As of my experience CTS & Infosys companies does not focus much on technical side, if the basics are perfect of your branch its more than enough. You must be good atleast in C language.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Both INFOSYS & CTS companies test your communication skills, more than that your confidence in what answer u say to them( be frank while giving the answer, because even it is a positive aspect on your part if u tell the truth they feel that u r honest & accepting your faults, which is the first step of correcting your self). u r graduate from JNTU campus are u not place there? if u r placed then why u did not join there ? in what way do u think u r useful to our company as u r from m.tech? why u r not trying for core job? they asked me about my extra curricular activities (where i represented at university level or not? who is the current champion ? why that only ?) they asked me about the variations in % in ssc,inter, b.tech &(why u did not get class top?) asked me about to explain about one of your memorable incident in your life( imp. that u tell what did u learn from that incident) asked how u will organize an event(national level symposium)? to the question as i said above (how u will organize a national level technical symposium?) for the answer i gave actually his face was little bit angry & asked is that the way you organize a national level event? (but i answered YES SIR,as far as i know that much only sir) when i came out that i thought i will be not selected but to my surprise my name was there in the selected candidates list( I don't know what he thought & selected me , but my friends told me that he might be checking your confidence level).
Interview Tips
Even if u feel disappointed in the panel by the expressions of the interviewer be confident.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
At the outset i can tell that what all they asked me is some or the other way related to what i mentioned in my RESUME(eg. I have mentioned that i was a coordinator of a symposium in my B.Tech, i was a captain of table tennis in b.tech), so first be prepared to answer anything from your RESUME(see that he is satisfied with your answer) once again I say that "BE COOL & CONFIDENT". Wishing u all the very best for your campus & each one of you get placed in the job/company you want.
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Cognizant interview

7.5k views
AntaraFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at KIIT University for Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: English
  • Section 2: Aptitude
  • Section 3: Logical reasoning
Interview Experience
Basic questions were asked but u need practice.English is quite a difficult part but definitely not impossible.aptitude and logical reasoning sections had simple n avg level questions.
Interview Tips
Time provided in each section is less so u hav to b quick enough to solve what u can do n nt attempting d 1 which u think is difficult...start preparing early so u later u dnt hav 2 rush...work on ur concepts n basics...be calm while answering n dnt panic in xam hall...
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me smthing abt urself
  • Question 2: Some basic electrical n electronics questn
  • Question 3: WAP to find d factorial f a no.
  • Question 4: Location preference
  • Question 5: Thinking of higher study or nt?
Interview Experience
Interview well normal...I answerd few questns bt i also dnt ans sm f d questns...mixed xperience
Interview Tips
You just need 2 stay calm n confident coz dis matters d most in any interview.answer questions confidently n properly n remember to use only those words wid which u r familiar...avoid using big words while answering...whatever ans u give becomes d source f another questn so be careful...if u dnt knw d ans just say politely dat u dnt knw abt it
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What does ur name means?
  • Question 2: Your father's n mother's occupatn
  • Question 3: Willing 2 work late r nt
  • Question 4: Have any prob wid locatn or can adjust anywhere
  • Question 5: Being a core branch why r u willing to join IT company
  • Question 6: How can you be productive for our company
  • Question 7: Why should we hire u
  • Question 8: Tell me smthing abt cognizant
Interview Experience
Went ok...u hav to b honest n confident
Interview Tips
Dont fumble...just stay relax n answr...stress questns r thr 2 test ur patience so dnt panic r say smthing wrong...prepare abt d company profile...its job profile n latest stocks n shares
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Just ralax n giv it ur best shot...prepare well n reat evrythng will b f9
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R S Agarwal(bth verbal n aptitude),
  • M tyra,
  • any general english bk,
General Tips
Stay calm n composed...practice hard..stay focused
Motivation for applying
Its flexibily n no initial service bond
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