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Cognizant programmer analyst trainee interview

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Chetna TutejaFresherSelected
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: Aptitude test
Interview Experience
It was a normal test.. You have to only keep in mind that time duration might be less.. So time management is quite necessary.. I lacked a bit of that.. But still, i cleared the test. :)
Interview Tips
Work on ur time management.Complete all the solved and unsolved questions from RS Aggarwal.
Do practice tests on skill rack website. It would be very much helpful.Practice from some more online sites like fresher's world, India Bix, etc.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
    Interview Experience
    They firstly asked questions related to my resume like i added my area of intrest as electronic devices, so on that some basic questions. Then i mentioned in my resume about the paper presentation i did at IIT,Roorkee, so they asked me details on that topic. After that they asked me about my final year project, as i told them briefly, they asked about micro controller and processor as they were used in that. Then i was asked if i know any computer languages, i told C and C++, then they asked me to write a basic program on C++. Then i was asked about my hobbies and all. Dats it. It was a nice experience. They greeted me very nicely and after this interview i was sent for the HR interview.
    Interview Tips
    Stay confident.Make sure that your resume is nice. Because it creates a great impression on the mind of person who is taking the interview.Work on ur communication skills. Good fluency in english is essential.Choose your area of intrest wisely.Dont mention a lot in ur resume beacuse you might be cross questioned a lost. And make sure that whatever you mention, you are prepared to answer on that.Brush up your Technical skills. For a software company, being a student of any other branch C or C++ are still necessary, atleast the basics. So surely learn that before going.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
      Interview Experience
      I was given a sutuation that if i am a very good employee of cognizant and i complete all my work on time. And there is one more friend of mine who is also very much efficient and completes all her time on time but she sleeps after doing that during the working hours only. It creates a bad impression on company's profile. So i am asked to talk to her so as she does not do that thing again.. So what would i do ???I answered that nicely and HR was quite satisfied also with my answer.Then he asked me about my hobbies. He said u like participating in plays and all, as i mentioned that in extracurriculars and he said cognizant has a drama club as well  u must surely participate in that. So i was quite happy with his reaction and all.
      Interview Tips
      Stay confident.Communication skills should be good
      Round 4

      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Aptitude
      • C/C++
      • Communication skills (fluency)
      • Logical Skills
      • Reasoning Skills
      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • RS Aggarval,
      Courses
      • C/C++ certification,
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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

      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Basic Coding
      • Basic Concepts
      • 1)communication
      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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      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 programmer analyst trainee interview

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      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

      Test Sections
        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

        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

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        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

        Test Sections
          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 Questions
            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 Questions
              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.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • Logical
              • Problem solving
              • Body language
              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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              Fungurukul Edu Systems programmer analyst trainee internship interview

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              Anurag PrajapatFresherSelected
              Application
              I was interviewed on-campus at BP Poddar Institute OF Management & Technology for Programmer Analyst Trainee role at Fungurukul Edu Systems
              Interview Process
              Technical Interview
              Round 1

              Technical Interview

              Interview Questions
              • Question 1: How to tackle tough technical interview?
              Interview Experience
              Hey folks,
              Interview is more of your confidence. From my panel, I was the only one to get selected for the HR Round and hence the job.
              When I sat on the hot seat, the interviewer started throwing questions to me from second year and 3rd year... and that too Discrete Mathematics. I was scared a bit, but I recollected my courage and answered... The question was ... " What is pigeon hole concept?" - I had an answer.. Then came technical questions... What is Shell Sort? It was not in my syllabus throughout the curriculum. I didn't say this to the interviewer though.. I thought it leaves a bad impression. I said, " Sir can I explain Merge Sort na d Quick Sort instead?" He said Okay.
              Then I kept on explaining in the best way I could.
              I was confident throughout and greeted everything with a a smile.
              Interview Tips
              Confidence+ Smiling face + Preparation
              Skills

              Skills Tested

              • Algorithms And Data Structures
              • Algorithmic Approach To Problem Solving
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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 Questions
                  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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                    HTC Global Services programmer analyst trainee interview

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                    AnonymousFresherSelected
                    Application
                    I was interviewed on-campus at PSR Engineering college for Programmer Analyst Trainee role at HTC Global Services
                    Interview Process
                    Test Essay writing HR Interview
                    Round 1

                    Test

                    No. of Questions
                    10 questions
                    Interview Experience
                    This test consists of ten programming questions which we need to write on piece of paper and it's on three languages C,C++, Java programming skills are tested here
                    Interview Tips
                    Basic Java is sufficient
                    Round 2

                    Essay writing

                    Interview Experience
                    They will give some topic based on that you need to write an essay within specified time
                    Interview Tips
                    Creative thinking
                    Round 3

                    HR Interview

                    Interview Questions
                    • Question 1: Why you chose IT
                    Interview Experience
                    Simple questions are asked which decides your answer of your interview attempt
                    Interview Tips
                    Both mind and heart should be thinking d same thing be natural don't pretend
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