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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
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22

Cognizant Associate interview

6.7k views
FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Interview Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quantitative Ability
  • Section 2: Engilish
  • Section 3: Logical Reasoning
Interview Experience
Questions were simple but demanded faster solving ability especially the Quantitative ability section.
Interview Tips
Solve every bit of R.S.Aggarwal for Aptitude problems. www.indiabix.com is a good site to solve questions from all the sections.
Round 2

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Say something about yourself?
  • Question 2: Asked on college project
  • Question 3: Which programming language do you know?
  • Question 4: What is class, encapsulation and other feature of OOP?
  • Question 5: Write a program to find the sum of the squares of each term of Fibonacci series.
Interview Experience
Started with self description to explaining what projects I was involved in. Talked about my role in the project. Then answered questions from C++ programming language and then wrote the program that the interviewer gave me to do.
Interview Tips
Be Confident. Have the problem solving & "Yes I can Do" attitude. Go with a open mind. Listen to the interviewer carefully. Do not stammer. Keep yourself calm and cool. Be honest.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What can I do for you?
  • Question 2: Why would you like to join Cognizant?
Interview Experience
Faced normal questions
Interview Tips
Be confident & keep smiling. Keep track of your body language. Be fluent in speaking English.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
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Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R.S.Aggarwal,
Courses
  • CATIA,
General Tips
Be confident and a "can do" attitude will help you grab the job.
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23

Cognizant interview

6.1k views
SOMA SEKHAR KFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Cognizant
Interview Process
Test HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
70 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Quantitative
  • Section 2: Reasoning / Analytical
  • Section 3: Verbal English
Interview Experience
Written test was conducted by MERIT TRACK.
It has 3 sections. No negative marks so try to attempt all questions. paper for other section was given 5 min before the end of current section
SEC1: It is meant to test your Quantitative ability. Friends just follow R.S.Aggarwal book selected topics like time & distance,proportions, averages, work, streams,venn diagrams, cards,etc. If you don't have enough time to prepare for the test just go through formulae and examples in R.S.Aggarwal book.
SEC2: It is meant to test your Verbal ability. It has 2 passages, correction of sentences, jumbled sentences. Correction of sentences were simple. Do passages at the last.
SEC3: It is meant to test your Reasoning ability. It has 10 questions on Syllogism rules, gave 3 figures and asked 4th fig, finding the odd man out, blood relations, cards problem, venn diagrams, etc.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Why software field?
  • Question 3: If you got selected for Philips then will you join CTS or not?
  • Question 4: Explain your mini project.
  • Question 5: Family background.
  • Question 6: Some questions on hobbies and asked me to justify each.
  • Question 7: Who is the developer of C?
  • Question 8: What is LCD?
  • Question 9: What is a conductor?
  • Question 10: Do you think you are good at English?
  • Question 11: Which news paper you study? What are the recent news
  • Question 12: Why you study Swami vivekananda's books (This question is from my hobbies)
  • Question 13: Showed me celing fan and asked me to explain how it works in electronics terminology
  • Question 14: Why dint you joined JTO after your B.E?
  • Question 15: Why M.Tech? Justify.
  • Question 16: Why you got less %ge in B.E (I have 77.88% in B.E. I think he asked me this since my other %ges are better than B.E).
Interview Experience
No separate technical interview. In HR interview itself they asked basic technical questions. It was about 15min.
Interview Tips
Don’t worry about these technical questions . Just concentrate on your HR part.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Friends just maintain good CGPA in your Academics and show confidence in interview , maintain eye contact with HR. Study feedbacks before u start your preparation for any company. If you dint get job don't get panic think positively and prepare well for other company. Who knows some other Good company is waiting for you! BEST WISHES FOR YOUR PLACEMENT!
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R.S.Aggarwal,
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24

Cognizant Analyst interview

6.2k views
Suraj JainFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Sathyabama for Analyst role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
90 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: aptitude, verbal and non verbal
Interview Tips
general aptitude questions , sentence correction , paragraph questions
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: tell about your final year project
  • Question 2: c and c++ programming
  • Question 3: they ask to write a simple code in c or c++
Interview Tips
basic programming language is must
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: why cognizant ??
  • Question 2: tell me about yourself
  • Question 3: about your strategies and weakness
Interview Tips
just explain yourself how capable you are
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • rs agarwal for apti,
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Cognizant Program analyst trainee interview

6.2k views
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
Resources

Preparation materials

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

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Shashidhar ReddyFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Programmer analyst role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Round 2

Test

Duration
40 Minutes
No. of Questions
40 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: english
Interview Experience
Basic aptitude questions with some application based questions which do not require any calculation. Second section tests the verbal ability of the student with few grammar based questions and few word analogy related.
Interview Tips
Good practice of basic aptitude questions covering most of the topics and critical reasoning questions without using pen and paper will help a lot.If you are a voracious reader you need not worry for verbal section but if you hardly read then start reading from now and develop a habit.
Round 3

Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about your self
  • Question 2: Tell me about your family
  • Question 3: How flexibility can help, what are its advantages and disadvantages
  • Question 4: Why is your english score bad
Interview Experience
Be honest and answer the questions confidently. For all the questions I supported myself with good answers and some examples. For the question regarding my verbal ability in which I scored less marks I answered that I recognise that weakness and started reading newspapers and word power book.
Interview Tips
Only confidence is the mantra for hr interview. Support your answer and stick to your answer. If possible give examples and be expressive.
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Showcase your strengths and make the interviewer ask what you want him to ask take him in your direction.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • RS agarwal,
  • Word Power,
  • High School Grammar ,
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27

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

I have given lots of tips earlier....so that will b ok
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Cognizant Graduate trainee interview

6.2k views
AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Graduate trainee role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30 Minutes
No. of Questions
15 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: general aptitude
Interview Experience
questions were easy, practice helped me alot to get through this round.
Interview Tips
practice apti regularly, make learning new words a hobby.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: given a problem scenario what would action do you suggest to be taken?
  • Question 2: basic questions from area of interest.
Interview Experience
overall it was a nice experience, as the interviewer was very soft spoken and very keen in getting to know if the candidate could be a real asset to the company.
Interview Tips
just stay confident about whatever you say,take care of what words you use while answering as formal language is preferred during interviews.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: are you comfortable with any job situation like night shifts and transfers etc?
Interview Experience
it was a good experience, the interviewer was very jolly, and they just want to know if you are ready to be a professional or not! confidence is still a must.
Interview Tips
stay calm and speak clearly, don't try to fake anything for they will know!
Round 4

Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
regular practice helps alot with apti and logical, english needs to be regularly read.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • R.S Agarwal,
General Tips
stay calm and confident about what you actually know you'll surely get through
Motivation for applying
no bond, nice starting package, high growth rate, developing company
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Cognizant Program analyst interview

6.2k views
Dewank ModhFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at KIIT University for Program analyst role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Written Test
Interview Experience
Practice the basics of aptitude, english and logic questions before exams and definitely you will get through.
Interview Tips
Nothing is required except patience.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Project/Competition
  • Question 2: Some basics of your stream.
Interview Experience
It went quite good. Mostly they focused on projects
Interview Tips
The key is to say with confidence. Be any question it may be, if you know the answer answer it or else say i dont know, i'm sorry.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: About myself.
Interview Experience
Once you are through with tech PI.. then HR PI remains as a formality. They will always ask you about your family background.
Interview Tips
Frankly tell about youself, your fav time pass job or your hobbies. Just remember, keep it very simple!
Then you are selected!!
Skills

Skills Tested

Skill Tips
Smartness is the key to success. Dont be oversmart.!
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Made easy material(reasoning and aptitude),
General Tips
Don't bluff in front of those people. Just be yourself.
Motivation for applying
Fortune 500
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Cognizant Associate interview

6.1k views
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

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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