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Cognizant program analyst interview

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Pallavi JhaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at B. P. Poddar institute of Management and technology for Program Analyst role at Cognizant
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
55 Minutes
No. of Questions
60 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude Test
Interview Experience
ENGLISH SECTION:
To crack the English part is not that difficult if you know basic grammar. You need to have a good vocabulary though. There will be two or three comprehensions so learn to be fast.
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE:
This part contains exactly 16 questions which need to be solved in 16 minutes. Usually, the questions aren't very tough! but they are lengthy, mind you. All you need to learn is TIME MANAGEMENT. You need to be fast. These tests are adaptive in nature. So, for every right answer you give, the next question gets tougher and vice versa. So you can judge whatever you are doing.
LOGICAL REASONING :
This section had 14 questions (to be solved in 14 minutes) which were easy to solve. Just pay attention and you'll be through!
Interview Tips
Read some good standard English Novels, watch some good Hollywood movies. Understand the grammar well.
For Quants and LR, RS AGGARWAL should suffice and you could also go through previous years questions from Cognizant.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 3: Whatever you tell about yourself there will be a lot of cross questioning from there.
  • Question 4: What is Paging and Segmentation?
  • Question 5: Explain run time mapping between pages and frames.
  • Question 6: What is critical section?
  • Question 7: C/Java/C++ Code for critical section.
  • Question 8: Questions based on projects you have done.
Interview Experience
You are required to mention a few of your favorite subjects in your CV. You'll expect that questions would be asked from those subjects, but be prepared that you might be asked questions from any subject you have studied in college. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS CONFIDENCE, They'll try to confuse you a lot. So be confident enough with your answer. Though, if they are correcting you, don't act stubborn.
Interview Tips
Maintain good posture and eye contact during the interview. Keep smiling and be thorough about the things you say.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Derivation of Sorting and Searching Complexities.
  • Question 2: Tell me something interesting about yourself?
  • Question 3: Tell me what are your weaknesses and how you overcome them?
Interview Experience
HR interviews aren't that tough to crack if you can communicate well in English. Just be honest and answer them,
Interview Tips
JUST BE YOURSELF. DON'T BLUFF ABOUT ANYTHING.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Ability To Think Beyond Boundaries
  • Ability To Deal Diplomatically
  • Ability To Cope Up With Stress
  • Confidence
  • Image Processing
  • PHP
  • Operating Systems
  • Algorithms And Data Structures
  • Coding Skills
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Data Communication & Networking By Forouzan,
  • Navathe,
  • Balaguruswamy For Languages,
  • RS Aggarwal For Verbal And Non Verbal,
  • Quantitative Aptitude By RS Agarwal,
  • Herbert Schildt ---Java,
  • C++ Data Structures And Algorithms By Lippman,
  • Galvin-Gagne For OS,
General Tips
Start preparing early. Practice and practice!

AND never one failure decrease your confidence.
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Cognizant program analyst interview

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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

  • Ability to handle situations
  • Confidence
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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