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Cognizant interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
70 Minutes
No. of Questions
70 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Reasoning / Analytical
  • Section 2: Verbal English
Interview Experience
ANALYTICAL: 25QUES; 30MINS VERBAL 25 QUES; 20MINS ATTENTION TO DETAIL 20 QUES ; 20 MINS. The assessments were done by MERIT TRAC.U can get sample questions 4m the net. The questions were relatively easy as compared to TCS & INFOSYS. They focus too much on ur English...ur grammar should be good enough to get thru it. Attention to detail had about 78 questions on odd man out. other sections' questions include sentence completion, finding the grammatically correct sentence,2 comprehension passages followed by 5 questions each,etc. Around 330 students appeared 4 d test out of which 107 were shortlisted 4 interview n finally 54 were selected.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
There was only one round of interview.For CS, ECE n EEE,technical was asked along with HR. ....n it was mostly HR for non circuit branch students. However, u may face some tech. ques. if u tell them dat u have done some course on c++, java, etc.....bt they r just basic ones i.e., he asked just definitions coz wn he asked me abt my programming skills, I told him that I had done a course in c++, he asked things like what is c++, what is pointer n what is object oriented programming.He began d interview by asking me abt d test...like which section was d best4 me...etc,abt my schooling, then asked where did I stand in my class.Then he asked me what is biotech, what all subjects I had studied; 4m d subjects i had told, he asked me to define molecular biology..n then took 'molecule' 4m the definition n asked me wts a molecule, followed bt wts an atom..again came back to mol. biology...then asked me what is DNA? He then asked me y did i want to go into software industry, being a biotech student n what did i know abt their company, abt d recent movie I had seen n asked me to describe d best moment of my life saying that he just wanted to check my narration skills.He gave me one puzzle also saying that so far, none of the students had been able to solve that, he wanted at least some1 to solve that...I took around 2 mins...then gave up. Finally , he asked me abt the preferred place for relocation. It was a wonderful experience as it was my first interview . Initially, I was very tensed abt d technical part bt as I got feedback 4m d students whose interview was over that its mostly HR....I felt somewhat relieved. It was surprising when he began to ask techies 4m my field....albeit all of them were just basics...bt stillI had never expected such ques. n as such was not mentally prepared...evn in c++ , all 3 ques. were basic definitions bt i thought he would ask some conceptual or coding questions...but luckily , I answered almost all of them confidently. What I am trying to emphasize isprepare well d definition part also, if time permits, apart 4m conceptual n coding ques....coz at times...u know abt something bt are not able to define it properly...especially coz of stress factor during interview.
Skills

Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    The most important thing is ur confidence....be confident in wtevr u say...dont take too much time 4 replyin, if u<br /> dont know abt something , tell them frankly n honestly...they just check ur communication skills n English. Dont get nervous.. if they pose questions after questions by selecting a word from ur own answer..dont use any word which u r nt sure abt....u may get urself trapped. Finally, be honest while answering. For relocation, dont say any particular place as long as they dont stress atleast 3 times...maintain eye 2 eye contact. Dont panic if some unexpected ques. is posed..just answer confidently n honestly. For apti, there is no special need 2 prepare...u can crack it provided ur english grammar should be good. Also, dont waste time in reading comprehension passages ....leave them....n do other questions...if time permits..u can do them afterwards. If u want to prepare...u can refer<br /> R.S. AGRAWAL, freshersworld.com or ny other site ....or more preferably merittrac ques. available on d net. U will automatically get other suggestions when u read d details abt d interview n experience. Finally, sorry 4 being so lengthy...its one of my weaknesses. ALL THE BEST TO ALL OF YOU. Hope v'll meet next year @CTS.
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    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

    • java
    • c++
    • sql
    • c
    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 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

    • Attitude
    • Ability To Cope Up With Stress
    • 1)communication
    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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    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

    • communication skill
    • ability to handle your frustrations
    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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    Cognizant Software engineer interview

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    Rohit KarnatakapuFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at VIT Vellore for Software engineer role at Cognizant
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude(verbal,logical,quants)
    Interview Experience
    Very easy test.It is conducted by amcat.You can go through the amcat material before appearing for the exam.
    Interview Tips
    Practice from indiabix.com
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    Ask questions related to your projects in resume.Some simple C programs(to print the prime numbers between 1 to 100).Some basic questions on sdlc.
    Interview Tips
    Don't be panic.Listen to the questions carefully
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    General questions.They will ask you to sign on one agreement type i.e regarding relocation problems.
    Interview Tips
    Stay cool and focussed.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    Whatever branch you are be perfect in the basics
    General Tips
    S
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    Cognizant System engineer interview

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    Siddhartha GhoshFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at B.P.P.I.M.T for System engineer role at Cognizant
    Interview Process
    Test Resume Shortlist
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    35 Minutes
    No. of Questions
    aptitude questions
    Interview Experience
    good
    Interview Tips
    Practice Rs Agarwal
    Round 2

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    friendly
    but for some they weren't....
    Interview Tips
    Have faith in God(if ure an atheist have faith in someone who inspires u,)
    be confident and confidence comes when u have knowledge......about ur domain
    u don't need to know English like an Englishman but yes atleast confidently present yourself or u should have more ofr less good knowledge so u can express ur views
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    Skill Tips
    know a bit of microprocessor if u r cse student.....it will be plus point(I'm from IT)
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Rs Agaewal,
    General Tips
    Have faith in God<br />
    I have given lots of tips earlier....so that will b ok
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    Cognizant interview

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    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

    • Basic programming skill n concepts
    • Core branch knwldge
    • Patience
    • confidence
    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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    Cognizant Program analyst trainee interview

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    Gaurav MalikFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at SRM University for Program analyst trainee role at Cognizant
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    55 Minutes
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Verbal
    • Section 2: Quants
    • Section 3: Logical
    Interview Experience
    Amcat based exam.Be quick and accuracy does matter.
    Interview Tips
    Solve AMCAT papers from m4maths.com
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: What is Polymorphism?
    • Question 2: What is abstraction?
    • Question 3: Diff between class and interface?
    • Question 4: Types of OS?
    • Question 5: DBMS and RDBMS differences with examples
    • Question 6: How OS works with example?
    Interview Experience
    Be confident and and brush up your basics.
    If you have not mentioned any projects thtas okay they'll ask questions from your area of interest so you have to be good in that.
    Interview Tips
    Keep a smile, good communication skills,and basic knowledge of programming and core subjects
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Describe yourself
    • Question 2: Why cognizant?
    Interview Experience
    Basic questions keep a smile it really works
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Java Programming
    • Core Courses Concepts
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • General Aptitude By RS Agrawal,
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    Cognizant Programmer analyst trainee interview

    , 8.4k 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

    • Confidence
    • How analytical you are
    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 <br />
    IF you are poor in english, do not loose hope.All the see is if you can explain to them what you want to<br />
    No-one ever gives a damn about grammatical errors
    Motivation for applying
    Honest people<br />
    No-bond i.e. you work at your will.<br />
    US-based and lots of opportunities abroad<br />
    Casuals :p
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    Cognizant Associate interview

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    Vidisha RastogiFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate role at Cognizant
    Interview Process
    Test Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    180 Minutes
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Aptitude
    • Section 2: Coding
    • Section 3: English
    Interview Experience
    Two papers were held for aptitude and were easy enough for a person with good logical and reasoning skills.In the coding section, programs like string reversing were asked. easy enough for a good programmer to bang on!If you have a superb grammar and vocabulary, this section will not be hard enough to fry your brains consequently.
    Interview Tips
    A good presence of mind and  apt time management will help in scoring well.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    This was a 10 minute round, where few questions on the previous tests held, coding and questions on aero courses were asked.
    Interview Tips
    Knowledge definitely pays!
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    A person should be witty enough in answering questions asked. A great presence of mind will act as a bonus.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Coding
    • Aptitude
    Skill Tips
    If the basics of programming are very fluent,then zero problem will arise in encoding or decoding programs.Extra curricular activities weren't given much of any importance.Going through case studies given on the company's website will increment your knowledge.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Courses
    • any programming language courses,
    • Data Structures,
    General Tips
    Right knowledge and understanding regarding coding or any programming language that you are confident enough about will be of great help.
    Motivation for applying
    Presence of mind, knowledge and fine observation are the three key ingredients that will make you pass!
    Funny Moments
    I was sincere enough and on my best behavior, to cause any nerdy moments!
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