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Cognizant Programmer analyst trainee interview

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Arindam MohapatraFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at KIIT University for Programmer analyst trainee role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    basic questions..can easily be cleared
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    basic knowledge about your branch subjects..make your basic fundamentals strong ....questions are moderately tough....about c language ...just few hand picked programs
    Skills

    Skills Tested

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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
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      60 Minutes
      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        The testincluded quantitative ability questionsand 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.
        Round 2

        Technical Interview

        Interview Experience
        Technical interview included questions on your resume. Detailed questions on every point you have mentioned, cross checking whether you really know about it 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
        Suggestion: study the resume thorough with every point mentioned. Questions were asked about things externally related (not in the resume) to stuff mentioned as part of skills. So while exaggerating any point be aware of every fact 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.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

          Resources

          Preparation materials

          Books
          • Newspaper,
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          Cognizant Software engineer interview

          5.5k views
          AnonymousFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus for Software engineer role at Cognizant
          Interview Process
          Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
          Round 1

          Test

          Duration
          55 min Minutes
          No. of Questions
          60 questions
          Test Sections
          • Section 1: apti, english
          Round 2

          Group Discussion

          Group Discussion Topic
          make in india
          Round 3

          Technical Interview

          Round 4

          HR Interview

          Skills

          Skills Tested

            Resources

            Preparation materials

            Books
            • R. S Aggarwal,
            • GATE aptitude,
            Motivation for applying
            my parents n friends and my internal desire to get placed in a gud cmpny
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            Cognizant Associate interview

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

            Test

            Test Sections
            • Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude
            Interview Experience
            Fifty people appeared for the test out of which sixteen were shortlisted.
            Round 2

            Case Study Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Based on a situation
            Interview Experience
            How would you promote a newly launched product? What marketing strategies would you use? They asked very simple case studies.
            Round 3

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
            • Question 1: Write a .small C code
            • Question 2: Simple puzzles about colored balls probability
            • Question 3: What Is the probability of it raining today in Chennai?
            • Question 4: Find the probability that India will win the next Cricket World Cup
            Interview Experience
            Test was based on data analysis, mainly maths. The interview was to see how much 'C' and probability you know.
            Interview Tips
            Customized preparation is must along with good CGPA.
            Skills

            Skills Tested

            • General knowledge
            • Technical knowledge
            Skill Tips
            Work details about your internship helps!
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            Cognizant interview

            5.4k views
            TANGUDU KEDARINATHFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Cognizant
            Interview Process
            Test Technical Interview HR Interview
            Round 1

            Test

            Duration
            180 Minutes
            Test Sections
            • Section 1: Aptitude Test
            • Section 2: Quantitative
            • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical
            • Section 4: Verbal English
            Interview Experience
            The test was conducted by MeritTrac , chk out its site and see their papers.
            In verbal english , they asked pretty simple questions like choose the CORRECT/INCORRECT sentences from the given set of 4 statements . Apart from this there were Passage-based questions and arranging the given (jumbled up ) sentences to form a meaningful paragraph .
            In quant section , pretty simple questions ( basic maths ) were asked , but considering the time factor they were very quite a lot , so speed up your problem-solving approach .
            In logical reasoning , they asked CAT format questions ( relations / sets / etc )
            Round 2

            Technical Interview

            Interview Experience
            They clearly stated in the PPT itself that candidates would b judged on : presence of mind , speech clarity , thought clarity and attire ( so don't b casual in your outlook .. ) For me , they asked me : Tell me about yourself , then what was the last movie you watched .. narrate its story , and then in between they would ask me technical questions and ask me to continue from where i left the story . Bottom line : Be confident in your speech and don't let the interviewer have an edge over you , these small companies just see the amount of confidence you possess .
            Round 3

            HR Interview

            Interview Experience
            This was integrated with the technical interview . They asked : if i give you a proj tht is sure to exceed the deadline would you take charge of it .. and blah blah ... and questions like .. if i sent you here on a project , would you haver any problems were also put up, tell them " it doesnt matter as long as it takes you carrier path spiraling up " PERIOD
            Skills

            Skills Tested

              Skill Tips
              Be smart enough to dodge questions you might not know and also - Be careful about your body language and dress-up sense . All The Best.
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              Cognizant Associate interview

              5.4k views
              K SandeepFresherNot Selected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Associate role at Cognizant
              Interview Process
              Resume Shortlist Test Interview Interview
              Round 1

              Resume Shortlist

              Interview Tips
              Get to know your resume very well, have a story for each of your resume point
              Round 2

              Test

              Test Sections
                Interview Experience
                Written test. Basic Quant and one short essay to test your English.
                Round 3

                Interview

                Interview Experience
                They were looking for people with good math skills and team player.
                Round 4

                Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Basic HR questions, your understanding of your projects, biggest achievement so far??
                Interview Experience
                Prepare for all the basic HR questions beforehand, write them down. for core get your basic fundamentals perfect.
                Interview Tips
                I started preparing for placements from Nov starting but starting early will be better.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • Basic fundamentals
                General Tips
                Prepare for all the basic HR questions beforehand, write them down. 

                For core, get your basic fundamentals perfect.
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                Cognizant Associate software engineer interview

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                Rohit PandaFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at KIIT University for Associate software engineer role at Cognizant
                Interview Process
                Technical Interview Group Discussion
                Round 1

                Technical Interview

                Interview Experience
                Lots of C questions and also questions from ur branch
                Interview Tips
                Be confident..give smart answers
                Round 2

                Group Discussion

                Interview Experience
                Your voice should be clear. u have to stand out from others
                Interview Tips
                Be confident and rock
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                • smartness
                • communication
                Skill Tips
                be well dressed and speak clearlly
                General Tips
                Just be your best. Dont imitate anyone. Be yourself
                Motivation for applying
                The welcoming attitude for core branch students
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                Cognizant interview

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                ROHIT.K.R.FresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for Cognizant
                Interview Process
                Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                Round 1

                Test

                Duration
                140 Minutes
                Test Sections
                • Section 1: Aptitude Test
                • Section 2: Quantitative
                • Section 3: Reasoning / Analytical
                • Section 4: Verbal English
                Interview Experience
                Quantitative was normal puzzle kinda questions with some given conditions u need to solve the puzzle. There were some questions on codes too like if health is GTLXRG then what is HOUSE etc. Verbal was pretty tough, not the normal IT kinda simple verbal. Sentence correction questions, reading comprehension same as the ones in CAT/GRE. Don't waste much time on the "choose the correct explanation questions". Some questions also of the reason and logic type. Analytical section was the most easiest ever for me and could complete it in just over 5 min. Try to answer all questions. Guessing in the last same as eamcet and no negative marking.
                Round 2

                Technical Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: What is a process in OS?
                • Question 2: What's the difference btw thread and task?
                • Question 3: What is flowsheet?
                • Question 4: What is the difference between while, repeat and until loops?
                Round 3

                HR Interview

                Interview Questions
                • Question 1: Tell about yourself
                • Question 2: What do u want to do by joining cognizant?
                Interview Experience
                Was good overall. Though didn't do the technical part well(the interview was suppose only to be HR), was sure that HR part could get me through. The interviewer was very cool and tried to create a friendly environment with me.
                Skills

                Skills Tested

                  Skill Tips
                  Don't try to write anything in your resume which you are not sure of!!! Mainly any thing related to your software skills. Mention only the areas which u are completely aware of. More importantly, if you don't know any answer, just don't answer. its better being silent than just committing a blunder.
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                  Cognizant interview

                  5.3k views
                  FresherSelected
                  Application
                  I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Cognizant
                  Interview Process
                  Test HR Interview
                  Round 1

                  Test

                  Test Sections
                    Interview Experience
                    I went in for this company thinking that this would be my back-up option, but I was in for a huge surprise!
                    The test conducted was the weirdest one I have ever given, completely unexpected. It was mainly on English and Logical Reasoning, with about 4 questions from Data Interpretation. Compared to the paper set for the previous batch, it was tough.
                    Anyway, after being selected for the interview (surprise surprise)
                    Round 2

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Experience
                    They asked me 2 basic questions-
                    1. What is your main goal in life?
                    2. How do you plan to achieve this through Cognizant?
                    Interview Tips
                    I knew that all I had to portray was confidence. My advice - when you walk into ur interview, be bold, go shake hands with the guy, not many people expect it (this i realised during cognizant placement process). But yeah, don't speak crap, keep in mind that whatever you say makes sense. 
                    When you talk about your goals, don't keep the interviewer in a loop, make your points clear and short. It shows that you know what you want and that you're focused. And whatever questions he asks, answer them! Don't say - 'Oh, I don't know'. For example: If he asks you the last book you read, don't say 'I don't read books' or 'I don't remember', it creates a negative effect. They want to see ur social side too! They need to see you have good communication skills. Hence, you need to reply back, even if u say it was some text book or some comic book. You need to show ur interested in talking to them. And don't get bummed out if u can't answer one or two questions, keep the confidence alive! And keep smiling smile emoticonPS - My personal advice to all core branch students - Please go for mass recruiters and reach the 85% barrier asap! It really helps other students alot! Don't ever consider any company beneath you!All the best smile emoticon
                    Skills

                    Skills Tested

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                      Cognizant Software engineer interview

                      5.2k views
                      Gaurav KaplaFresherSelected
                      Application
                      I was interviewed on-campus at SRM University for Software engineer role at Cognizant
                      Interview Process
                      Resume Shortlist Test
                      Round 1

                      Resume Shortlist

                      Round 2

                      Test

                      Test Sections
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

                        • aptitude
                        Skill Tips
                        Be cool and practice hard
                        Resources

                        Preparation materials

                        Books
                        • rs aggarwal,
                        • arun sharma,
                        Courses
                        • embedded systems,
                        General Tips
                        Dont take tension just chill!!!!!!
                        Motivation for applying
                        Seeing my fellow mates preparing hard for placement
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